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CENTRAL AMERICA, 1825. 95 CENTRAL AMERICA. CENTRAL AMERICA, 1825. GENERAL CONVENTION OF PEACE, AMITY, COMMERCE, AND NAVIGATION ..D¤¤- 5, 1825- BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE FEDERATION *‘*;· OF THE CENTRE OF AMERICA, CONCLUDED AT WASHINGTON DECEM- BEB 5, 1825; RATIFICATION ADVISED BY SENATE DECEMBER 29, was; RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED AT GUATEMALA AUGUST 2, 1826; PRO- CLAIMED OCTOBER 28, Im. [This treaty, as respects commerce and navigation, expired by its own limitation on the 2d of August, 1838, and for the rest by the dissolution of the Federation in 1847-8.] The United States of America and the Federation of the Centre of Contracting poi- _ America, desiring to make firm and permanent the peace and friendship *i¤¤· which happily prevail between both nations, have resolved to fix, in a manner clear, distinct, and positive, the rules which shall in future be religiously observed between the one and the other, by means of a treaty, or general convention of peace, friendship, commerce, and navigation. For this most desirable object, the President of the United States of N¤s¤¢i¤*<>¤· America has conferred full powers on Henry Clay, their Secretary of State; and the Executive Power of the Federation of the Centre of America on Antonio José Canes, a Deputy of the Constituent National Assembly for the Province of San Salvador, and Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of that Republic near the United States; Who, after having exchanged their said full powers in due and proper form, have agreed to the following articles: Aarronn I. There shall be a perfect, firm, and inviolable peace and sincere friend- Peace and friendship between the‘United States of America and the Federation of the ¤h¤P· Centre of America, in all the extent of their possessions and territories, and between their people and citizens, respectively, without distinction of persons or places. Aacrrcnm II. The United States of America and the Federation of the Centre of Favors granted America, desiring to live in peace and harmony with all the other ua- ¢¤¤*h¤¤‘ ¤¤·'>*°¤¤ *° tions of the earth, by means of a policy frank and equally friendly with l’°°°“‘° °°""“°“‘ all, engage mutually not to grant any particular favor to other nations, in respect of commerce and navigation, which shall not immediately become common to the other party, who shall enjoy the same freely, if the concession was freely made, or on allowing the same compensatron if the concession was conditional. Anrromr. IH. The two high contracting parties, being likewise desirous of placing Freedom of oomthe commerce and navigation of their respective countries on the liberal 2*;*:;* °“d "“"'“°‘ basis of perfect equality and reciprocity, mutually agree that the c1t1-' ' zens of each may frequent all the coasts and countries of the other, and reside and trade there, in all kinds of produce, manufactures, and mer-