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288 PUBLIC TREATIES. Archives Md slaves or other private property. And allarchives, records, deeds, and ’°°°"l“ “’ "° ’°` papers, either of a public nature or belonging to private persons, which, °t°r°d‘ in the course of the war, may have fallen into the hands of the officers of either party, shall be, as far as may be practicable, forthwith restored and delivered to the proper authorities and persons to whom they respectively belong. Such of the islands in the Bay of Passamaquoddy as are claimed by both parties, shall remain in the possession of the party in whose occupation they may be at the time of the exchange of the ratifications of this treaty, until the decision respecting the title [Sec Article IV.] to the said islands shall have been made in conformity with the fourth article of this treaty. No disposition made by this treaty as to such possession of the islands and territories claimed by both parties shall, in any manner whatever, be construed to affect the right of either. Anrronn II. Hestilities te Immediately after the ratifications of this treaty by both parties, as °°°°°· hereinafter mentioned, orders shall be sent to the armies, squadrons, ohicers, subjects and citizens of the two Powers to cease from all hostilities. And to prevent all causes of complaint which might arise on account of the prizes which may be taken at sea after the said ratinca· Rss¤¤¤¢i<>¤ of tions of this treaty, it is reciprocally agreed that all vessels and effects z:;’;"i“°“ ° °“P' which may be taken after the space of twelve days from the said ratifi- ' cations, upon all parts of the coast of North America, from the latitude of twenty-three degrees north to the latitude of fifty degrees north, and as far eastward in the Atlantic Ocean as the thirty-sixth degree of west longitude from the meridian of Greenwich, shall be restored on each side: that the time shall be thirty days in all other parts of the Atlantic Ocean north of the equinoctial line or equator, and the same time for the British and Irish Channels, for the Gulf of Mexico, and all parts of the West Indies; forty days for the North Seas, for the Baltic, and for all parts of the Mediterranean; sixty days for the Atlantic Ocean south of the equator, as far as the latitude of the Cape of Good Hope; ninety days for every other part of the world south of the equator; and one hundred and twenty days for all other parts of the world, without exception. Anrrorn III. Prisoners of war All prisoners of war taken on either side, as well by land as by sca,

  • ° b°”“*°'°d· shall be restored as soon as practicable after the ratifications of this

treaty, as hereinafter mentioned, on their paying the debts which they may have contracted during their captivity. The two contracting parties respectively engage to discharge, in specie, the advances which may have been made by the other for the sustenance and maintenance of such prisoners. Ancrromwz IV. N0,;,;,,,,,,, g,.,,-D Whereas it was stipulated by the second·artic1ein the treaty of peace boundary. of one thousand seven hundred and eightytbree, between His Britannic [See Article II, Majesty and the United States of America, that the boundary of the g2g8S? °f 178% P- United States should comprehend all islands within twenty leagues ‘ of any part of the shores of the United States, and lying between lines to be drawn due east from the points where the aforesaid boundaries between Nova Scotia on the one part, and East Florida on the other: shall respectively touch the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic Ocean, excepting such islands as now are, or heretofore have been, within the limits of Nova Scotia; and whereas the several islands in the Bay of Passamaquoddy, which is part of the Bay of Fund and the Island of . . yi Grand Menan, in the said Bay of Fundy, are claimed by the United States as being comprehended within their aforesaid boundaries, which said_ islands are claimed as belonging to His Britannic Majesty, as having been, at the time of and previous to the aforesaid treaty of one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three, within the limits of the