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FRANCE, 1822. 243 FRANCE, 1822. CONVENTION OF NAVIGATI N - 61;%%-lggagggg égtgggtéitgiteifaias §$·§€§‘£%é’?£é? -.——.J““° “ ***2* 12, 1§I3;’PROCLAIMED FEBRUARY 12,ml.8%3.D AT WASHINGTON FEBRUARY Convention of aamgation and commerce between the United States of America and his Majesty the King of France and Navarre. The United States of America and His Majesty the King of France gougmting lm. and Navarre, being desirous of settling the relations of navigation and tics. commerce between their respective nations, by a temporary convention reciprocally beuellcial and satisfactory, and thereby of leading to a more permanent and comprehensive arrangement, have respectively furnished their full powers in manner following, that is to say: The President of the United States to John Quincy Adams, their Negotiators. Secretary of State, and His Mo t Christian Majesty to the Baron Hyde do Neuville, Knight of the Royal and Military Order of St. Louis, Commander of the Legion of Honor, Grand Cross of the Royal American Order of Isabella the Catholic, his Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary near the United States; Who, alter exchanging their full powers, have agreed on the following articles: Aarronn I. Articles of the growth, produce, or manufacture, of the United States, Extra duties psy- imported into France in vessels of the United States, shall pay an ad- °b*° m F'°¤°?· ditional duty, not exceeding twenty francs per tou of merchandize, over VEIS °° Ut * ° I ° and above the duties paid on the like articles, also of the growth, pro- '] duco, ormanufacture, of the United States, when imported in French vessels. Ancricmt II. Articles of the growth, produce, or manufacture, of France, imported Extraduties pay- into the United States in French vessels, shall pay an additional duty, gbh ¤¤ Um Nd not exceedin three dollars and seventy-five cents per ton of merchan- °‘°"‘ U vu dize, over and above the duties collected upon the like articles, also of [S°°“°“ ° ] the growth, roduce, or manufacture of France, when imported in vessels of the Upnited States. Anrxcm III. No discriminating duty shall be levied upon the productions of the Goodsfortunsit soil or industry of France, imported in French bottoms into the ports °* ¥°·°¤P°¤’°°·*i°¤· of the United States for transit or re-exportation; nor shall any such duties be levied upon the productions of the soil or industry of the United States, imported in vessels of the United States into the ports of France for transit or re-exportation. ARTICLE IV. The following quantities shall be considered as forming the ton of 0g:’¤Qg:*¤,:¤°°“ merchandize for each of the articles hereinafter specified : _ _ P g ‘ Wines—t'our 61-gallon hogsheads, or 244 gallons of 231 cubic inches, American measure. Brandies, and all other liquids, 244 gallons. Silks and all other dry goods, and all other articles usually subject to measurement, forty-two cubic feet, French, in Franco, and fifty cubic feet American measure, in the United States. Cotton, 804 lbs. avoirdupois, or 365 kilogrammes. Tobacco, 1,6001bs. avoirdupois, or 725 kilogrammes. Ashes, pot and pearl, 2,240 lbs. avoirdupois, or 1,016 kilogs. _ Rice, 1,6001bs. avoirdupois, or 725 kilogrammes ; and for all weighable articles, not specided, 2,240 lbs. avoirdupois, or 1,016 kilogrammes.