GREAT BRITAIN, 1794. 271 into the same, in the manner aforesaid by His Mw .·> · such goods and merchandize shall be subject to `ii0dtli?g?itdi·)J(i>(it8dtililizfiduties than would be payable by the citizens of the United States on the importation of the same in American vessels into the Atlantic ports of the said States. And all goods not prohibited to be exported from the said territories respectively, may in like manner be carried out of the same by the two parties respectively, paying duty as aforesaid. No duty of entry shall ever be levied by either party on peltries Indian trade. brought by land or inland navigation into the said territories respectively, nor shall the Indians passing or repassiug with their own proper goods and effects of whatever nature, pay for the same any impost or duty whatever. But goods in bales, or other large packages, unusual Lnfng Indians, shall not be considered as goods belonging bona fide to ians. No higher or other tolls or rates of ferriage than what are or shall P¤¤¤¤s¢¤- be payable by natives, shall be demanded ou either side; and no duties shall be payable on any goods which shall merely be carried over any of the portages or carrying-places on either side, for the purpose of being immediately re-imbarked and carried to some other place or places. But as by this stipulation it is only meant to secure to each party a free passage across the portages on both sides, it is agreed that this exemption from duty shall extend only to such goods as are carried in the usual and direct road across the portage, and are not attempted to be in any manner sold or exchanged during their passage across the same, and proper regulations may be established to prevent the possibility of any frauds in this respect. As this article is intended to render in a great degree the local Justice and proadvantages of each party common to both, and thereby to promote a *°°¤°¤ ¤¤<>¤*°d- disposition favorable to friendship and good neighborhood, it is agreed that the respective Governments will mutually promote this amicable intercourse, by causing speedy and impartial justice to be done, and necessary protection to be extended to all who may be concerned therein. IV ABTIGLE . Whereas it is uncertain whether the river Mississippi extends so far §¤_¤‘v9y of t lr ¤ to the northward as to be intersected by a line to be drawn due west M‘“‘°“‘l’l"·_ from the Lake of the Woods, in the manner mentioned in the treaty of trgff é}"?;;, nj peace between His Majesty and the United States: it is agreed that 266_]y ’ P measures shall be taken in concert between His Majesty’s Government in America and the Government of the United States, for makinga joint survey of the said river from one degree of latitude below the falls of. St. Anthony, to the principal source or sources of the said river, and also of the parts adjacent thereto; and that if, on the result of such survey, it should appear that the said river would not be intersected by such a line as is above mentioned, the two parties will thereupon pro ceed, by amicable negotiation, to regulate the boundary line in that quarter, as well as all other points to be adjusted between the SBl(l parties, according to justice and mutual convenience and in conformity to the intent of the said treaty. Ancrrcnn V. Whereas doubts have arisen what river was truly intended under the to Cd° *;*,1******;:,**;:****; name of the river St. Croix, mentioned in the said treaty of peace, and m“°$s in mf;. forming a part of the boundary therein described; that question shall gg gmx_ be referred to the ilnal decision of commissioners to be appointed in the following manner, viz: One commissioner shall be named by His Majesty, and one by the [Seo Article II. President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of ;‘&“;‘Y °f 178* \’· the Senate thereof, and the said two commissioners shall agree on the ' choice of a third; or if they cannot so agree, they shall each propose
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