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TREATY WITl{ GREAT BRITAIN. Arm!. 7, 1862. 1225 Treaty between the United State: and Great Britain for the Suppression qf the Slave Trade. Uoncluded at Washington, April 7, 1862. Ralfjiccztions exchanged at London, May 25, 1862. Proclaimcd hy the President of the United States, June 7, 1862. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: April T, 1862. Ante, 531. A PROCLAMATION. P WHmu·:As a treaty between the United States of America and her Preamble. Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was concluded and signed by their respective Plenipotentiaries, at the city of Washington, on the seventh day of April last, which treaty is, word for word, as follows: Treaty between the United States of America. and her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and heland, for the suppression of the African slave trade. The United States of America and her Majesty the Queen of the Object or United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, being desirous to render ******;**5*- more effectual the means hitherto adopted for the suppression of the slave trade carried on upon the coast of Africa, have deemed it expedient to conclude a. treaty for that purpose, and have named as their Plenipotc-m- tiaries, that is to say: The President of the United States of America, William H. Seward, 1>1¤¤zp°u¤u•. Secretary of State; MS- And her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain — and Ireland, the right: honorable Richard Bickerton Pemell, Lord Lyons, a peer of her United Kingdom, a knight grand cross of her most honcr· · able Order of the Bath, and her Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipoteutiary to the United States of America; Who, after having communicated to ench other their respective full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon and concluded the _ following articles: .‘.. r, AMIGLE I. The two high contracting parties mutually consent that ¤¤r¤¤i¤W¤‘ those ships of their respective navies which shall be provided with spe- :5}:%: ;':::‘°:mt cial instructions for that purpose, as hereinafter mentioned, may visit such merchant-iiessols merchant vessels of the two nations as may, upon reasonable grounds, be ggnlx 9;}:;* T: suspected of being engaged in the African slave trade, or of having been md,;?;: in fitted out for that purpose; or of having, during the voyage on which gis slave midi, they are met by the said cruisers, been engaged in the African slave °‘ trade, contrary to the provisions of this treaty; and that such cruisers Powerofwnr may detain, and send or carry away, such vessels, in order that they may "”°l“‘ ` be brought to trial in the manner hereinafter agreed upon. In order to fix the reciprocal right of search in such a. manner as shall t iight ofgoarch be adapted to the attainment of the object of this treaty, and at the same ° °x°'°"°d' time avoid doubts, disputes, and complaints, the said right of search shall be understood in the manner and according to the rules following: First. It shall never be exercised except by vessels of war, authorized iz3l7£°;¤$¤· expressly for that object, according to the stipulations of this treaty: ,m._v Secondly. The right of search shall in no case be exercised with re- ,,,,,;,,,88,,d, speci: to a vessel of the navy of either of the two Powers, but shall be merchant ve¤· exercised only as regards merchant-vessels; and it shall not be exer— “:;|d not Wim. cised by a vessel of war of either contracting party withm the limits mum pim;.