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PRUSSIA, 1799. 649 Eagle; and the President of the United States has f ‘ ‘ -· full powers John Quincy Adams, a citizen of the \Umt;}:lc(S:jit;el;t:hd their Minister Plenipotentiary at the Court of His Prussian Majesty- which Plenipotentiaries, after having exchanged their full powers, found
and due form, have concluded, settled, and signed the following
Ancrrorm I. There shall be in future, as there has been hitherto, a ilrm, inviolable P¤¤¤¤¤¤<lff*<=¤¢!— and universal peace and a sincere friendship between His Majesty thé “"iP· King of Prussia, his heirs, successors, and subjects, on the one part, and the United States of America. and their citizens on the other without exception of persons or places.’ Anrrcrm II. The subjects of His Majesty the King of Prussia may irequent all the Pri vilegcs of coasts and countries of the United States of America, and reside and ¥°“'““*“" ““l’·l°°*“ trade there in all sorts of produce, manufactures, and merchandize,-and §},,,°j,;’° Um Wd shall pay there no other or greater duties, charges, or fees whatsoever ` than the most favoured nations are or shall be obliged to pay. They shall also enjoy in navigation and commerce all the rights, privileges, and exemptions which the most favoured nation does or shall enjoy, submitting themselves, nevertheless, to the established laws and usages to which are submitted the citizens of the United States and the most favoured nations. ARTICLE HI. lu like manner, the citizens of the United States of America may Privileges of citfrequent all the coasts and countries of His Majesty the King of Prus- *******3 °f “'° U”!’°d sin, and reside and trade there in all sorts of produce, and manufactures, su"" "' P""""“ and merchandize, and shall pay, in the dominious of his said Majesty, no other or greater duties, charges, or fees whatsoever than the most favoured nation is or shall be obliged to pay; and they shall enjoy all the rights, privileges, and exemptions in navigation and commerce which the most favoured nation does or shall enjoy, submitting themselves, nevertheless, to the established laws and usages to which are submitted the subjects of His Majesty the King of Prussia and the subjects and citizens of the most favoured nations. Anrronu IV. More especially, each party shall have a right to carry their own prod- F¤¤¤d¤¤3 0* ¤9¤· ucc, manufactures, and merchandize, in their own or any other vessels, g‘:;"°° ““ "“‘"g‘*' to any parts of the dominions of the other, where it shall be lawful for ' all the subjects and citizens of that other freely to purchase them, and thence to take the produce, manufactures, and merchandize of the other, which all the said citizens or subjects shall in like manner be free to sell to them, paying in both cases such duties, charges, and fees only, as are or shall be paid by the most favoured nation. Neverthele s, His Majesty the King of Prussia and the United States respectively reserve to themselves the right, where any nation restrains the transportation of merchaudize to the vessells of the country of which_1t the growth or manufacture, to establish against such nation retaliating regulations; and also the right to prohibit in their respective countries the importation and exportation of all merchandize whatsoever, when reasons of state shall require it. In this case the subjects or citizens of either of the contracting parties shall not import or export the merchandize prohibited by the other. But if one of the contracting parties permits any other nation to import or export the same merchand1ze,_the citizens or subjects of the other shall immediately enjoy the same liberty.