Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/242

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FRANCE, 1803. 235 In faith whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed these Sis¤¤¤¤r<=¤· articles in the French and English languages; declaring nevertheless that the present treaty was originally agreed to in the French language; and have thereunto aflixed their seals. Done at Paris the tenth day of Floréal, in the eleventh vear of the Date. French Republic, and the 30th of April, 1803. ` ROBT. R. LIVINGSTON. [L. S. J AS. MONROE. [L. Si F. BARBE MARBOIS. [L. S.] FRANCE, 1803. CONVENTION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE April 30, 1803. FRENCH REPUBLIC FOR PAYMENT OF SIXTY MILLIONS OF FRANCS BY —-—-—; THE UNITED STATES, CONCLUDED AT PARIS APRIL 30, 1803; RATIFICA- TION ADVISED BY SENATE OCTOBER 20, 1803; RATIFIED BY PRESIDENT OCTOBER 21, 1803; BATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED AT WASHINGTON OCTO- BER 21, 1803; PROCLAIMED OCTOBER 21, 1803. The President of the United States of America and the First Consul Contracting paiof the French Republic, in the name of the French people, in conse- *i¤¤·~ quence of the treaty of cessiou of Louisiana, which has been signed this day, wishing to regulate definitively everything which has relation to the said cession, have authorized to this effect the Plenipotentiaries, that is to say: the President of the United States has, by and with the N¤g<>¢iM<>r¤· advice and consent of the Senate of the said States, nominated for their Plenipotentiaries, Robert B. Livingston, Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States, and James Monroe, Minister Plenipotentiary and Envoy Extraordinary of the said United States, near the Government of the French Republic; and the First Consul of the French Republic, in the name of the French people, has named as Plenipotentiary of the said Republic, the citizen Francis Barbé Marbois; who, in virtue of their full powers, which have been exchanged this day, have agreed to the following articles : Anrronn I. The Government of the United States engages to pay to the French U¤i¤¤<! S*¤·*<>¤ Government, in the manner specified in the following article, the sum }Qml;{0°£’.;(;°:’;c°°° of sixty millions of francs, independent of the sum which shall be fixed ' by another convention for the payment of the debts due by France to citizens of the United States. Anzrromr II. For the payment of the sum of sixty millions of francs, mentioned in A stock to be the preceding article, the United States shall create a stock of eleven :;***5;* 035133}, millions two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, bearing an interest of frfms gm] six per cent. per annum, payable half yearly in London, Amsterdam, or ' Paris, amounting by the half year, to three hundred and thirty-seven thousand five hundred dollars, according to the proportions which shall be determined by the French Government to be paid at either place; the principal of the said stock to be reimbursed at the Treasury of the When the first United States, in annual payments of not less than three millions of P¤Ym¤¤*¤ SMU **0 dollars each, of which the first payment shall commence fifteen years “‘“‘1"‘ after the date of the exchange of mtilications: this stock shall be transferred to the Government of France, or to such person or persons as shall be authorized to receive it, in three months at most after the exchange of the ratifications of this treaty, and after Louisiana shall be gxken possession of in the name of the Government of the United tates.