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214 PUBLIC TREATIES. FRANCE, 1782. ¤··*.>;*·*· ML °°"*“°T “"""“" ms i‘€¥i.%%¥él’i1t“Ll“§‘I%i§¥§ ‘i·El2t€€TT§é“E§E§ E§i"IDIi2Ii¤BTt1rf¥g (1gIY¥DIi¤ COUNT DE VERGENNES AND MR. FRANKLIN; THE 16TH OF JULY, 1782; RATIFIED BY CONGRESS JANUARY 22,1183. [Annulled by act of Congress July 7, 1798.] Preamble- The King having been pleased to attend to the requests made to him in the name and on behalf of the United Prov1nces_of North America, for assistance in the war and invasion under which they had for several years groaned; and His Majesty, after entering into a treaty of amity and commerce with the said Confederated Provinces, on the [see treaty or 6th of February, 1778, having had the goodness to support them, not 1778, PP- 903-213-] only with his forces by land and sea, but also with advances of money, as abundant asthey were eifectual, in the critical situation to which their affairs were reduced: it has been judged proper and necessary to state exactly the amount of those advances, the conditions on which the King made them, the periods at which the Congress of the United States have engaged to repay them to His Majesty sroyal treasury, and, in fine, to state this matter in such a way as for the future to prevent all diiiiculties capable of interrupting the good harmony which His Majesty is resolved to maintain and preserve between him and the said United States. For executing so laudable a purpose, and, with a view _ to strengthen the bands of amlty and commerce which subsist between N°!°*'“"°”· His Majesty and the said United States- we, Charles Gravier de Vergennes, &c., Counsellor of the King, in all his councils, Commander of his Orders, Minister and Secretary of State, and of his commands and finances, vested with full powers of His Majesty to us given for this purpose: and we, Benjamin Franklin, Minister Plenipoteutiary of the United States of North America, in like manner vested with tnll powers of the Congress of the said States for the present purpose; after duly copgmnnieating our respective powers have agreed to the following a 100s: Anrrcnn I. f 5**:*;**** °f dif- It is agreedand certified that the sums advanced by His Majesty to °'°“ ,°““" the Congress of the United States, under the title of a loan, in the years 1778, 1779, 1780, 1781, and the present, 1782, amount to the sum of eighteen million of livres, money of France according to the following twenty-one receipts of the above mentioned under written Minister of Congress, given in virtue of his full powers, to wit: I*°*¤· °' *°°¤¤· 1, 28 February, me . . . ·1so,ooo 2, 19 May, ditto .. . . 750,000 3, 3 August, ditto .. . . . ; . . 750, 000 4, 1 November, ditto. ... 750, 000 5, 10 June, 1779 .. . . _ ..,..,.,.., 250 000 3,000,000 6, 16 September,ditto 250:000 7, 4 October, ditto ... . . . ... . . . 250, 00C 8, 21 December, ditto . . r . . . . . 250, 000 9, 29 February, 1780 . . . . 750 000 1,000,000 10, 23 May, ditto . . . ... ,. . 750, 000 11, 21 June, ditto . .. .. 750,000 12, 5 October, ditto . . ,, 750, 000 13, 27 November, ditto .. . . . .. 1, 000;·000 ——--·- 4, 000,000