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GREAT BRITAIN, 1826. 309 States of America and Great Britain, for the purpose of carrvin g into effect the decision of His Imperial Majesty upon the differences which had arisen between the said United States and Great Britain on the true construction and meaning of the first article of the treaty of peace and amity concluded at Ghent on the twenty-fourth day of December, 1814: The said United States and his Britannick Majestv, being equally desirous to obviate such diiiiculties, have respectfully ~named Plenipotentiaries to treat and agree respecting the same, that is to say: The President of the United States of America has appointed Albert Negetiators. Gallatin their Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to His Britannick Majesty_; and His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Right Honourable William Huskisson, a member of his said Maje ty’s Most Honourable Privy Council, a member of Parliament, President of the Committee of Privy Council for Adairs of Trade and Foreign Plantations, and Treasurer of his said Majesty’s Navy, and Henry Unwin Addington, Esquire, late His Majesty’s Charge d’Aiiaires to the United States of America; Who, after having communicated to each other their respective full powers, found to be in due and proper form, have agreed upon and concluded the following articles : Anrxcm .I. His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and b Bgm ;°B"‘?t£“‘d Ireland agrees to pay, and the United States of America agree to re- y In H n' ceive, for the use of the persons entitled to indemnification and compensation by virtue of the said decision and convention, the sum of twelve hundred and four thousand nine hundred and sixty dollars, current money of the United States, in lieu ofQ and in full and complete satisfaction for, all sums claimed or claimable from Great Britain, by any person or persons whatsoever, under the said decision and convention. Aariotm II. The object of the said convention being thus fulfilled, that convention €¤¤V¤¤¤i¤¤ ¤* is hereby declared to be cancelled and annulled, save and except the 1822°“““u°d‘ second article of the same, which has already been carried into execution by the Commissioners appointed under the said convention; and save and except so much of the third article of the same as relates to the definitive list of claims and has already likewise been carried into execution by the said Commissioners. Anrrcm III. The said sum of twelve hundred and four thousand nine hundred and Manne, of pgy. sixty dollars shall be paid at Washington to such person or persons as mentshall be duly authorized, on the part of the United States, to receive the same, in two equal payments as follows : _ The payment of the first half to be made twenty days after official notification shall have been made by the Government of the United States to His Britannick Majesty’s Minister in the said United States of the ratification of the present convention by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereoil And the payment of the second half to be made on the drst day of August, 1827. Asriom IV. The above sums being taken as a full and final liquidation of all claims L iqu i d at i 0 u whatsoever arising under the said decision and convention, both the &““·1· nnal adjustment of those claims, and the distribution of the sums so paid by Great Britain to the United States, shall be made in such mauner as the United States alone shall determine; and the Government of Great Britain shall have no further concern or liability therein.