432 CONVENTION WITH FRANCE. 1831. hundred and fifty thousand francs; and the payment of each of the said instalments shall be effected by a reservation of so much out of the annual sums which the French Government is bound, by the second article above, to pay to the Government of the United States. To the amount of each of these instalments shall be added interest at four per cent. upon the instalment then paid, as well as upon those still due; which payments of interest shall be effected by means of a reservation, similar to that already indicated for the payment of the principal. The said interest shall be computed from the day of the exchange of the ratifications of the present convention. ARTICLE V. other d85m,, As to the reclamations of French citizens against the Government of the United States, and the reclamations of citizens of the United States against the French Government, which are of a different nature from those which it is the object of the present convention to adjust, it is understood that the citizens of the two nations may prosecute them in the respective countries before the competent judicial or administrative authorities, in complying with the laws and regulations of the country, the dispositions and benefit of which, shall be applied to them, in like manner as to native citizens. ARTICLE VI. Rseipraealen. The French Government and the Government of the United States gazemeat to gqeipmenlly engage to communicate to each other, by the intermediary $g:,T,';l;,i°;°?,& of the respective legations, the documents, titles, or other informations ° proper to facilitate the examination and liquidation of the reclamations comprised in the stipulations of the present convention. ARTICLE VII. Fund, w;n,,_ The wines of France, from and after the exchange of the ratifications of the present convention, shall be admitted to consumption in the States of the Union at duties which shall not exceed the following rates, by the gallon, (such as it is used at present for wines in the United States,) to wit, six cents for red wines in casks; ten cents for white wines in casks; and twenty-two cents for wines of all sorts in bottles. The proportion existing between the duties on French wines thus reduced, and the general rates of the tariff which went into operation the first of January, 1829, shall be maintained, in case the Government of the United States should think proper to diminish those general rates in a new tariff In consideration of this stipulation, which shall be binding on the United States for ten years, the French Government abandons the re- Eighth gyqjglg clamations which it had formed in relation to the Sth article of the Iyouisiana cos· treaty of cession of Louisiana. It engages, moreover, to establish on ”°“ "°"°Y‘ the long staple cottons of the United States, which, after the exchange of the ratifications of the present convention, shall be brought directly thence to France by the vessels of the United States, or by French vessels, the same duties as on short staple cottons. ARTICLE VIII. rggzlnpage of The present convention shall be ratified, and the ratifications shall be °° ‘°““· exchanged at Washington, in the space of eight months, or sooner, if possible. In faith of which, the respective plenipotentiaries have signed these articles, and thereto set their seals. Done at Paris, the fourth day of the month of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one. W. C. RIVES, (r.. s.)
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