Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/243

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236 PUBLIC TREATIES. Terms of sale of It is further agreed, that if the French Government should be desir- °"°°k· ous of disposing of the said stock to receive the capital 111 hurope, at shorter terms, that its measures lor that purpose shall be tahen so as to favor, in the greatest degree poss1ble,_the credit of the United States, and to raise to the highest price the said stock. ARTICLE III. Value annual- It is agreed that the dollar of the United States, specified in the gf tg? the U‘“°°d present convention, shall be fixed at live francs {3%,,*% or Live hvres eight 3 B. · sous tournois. gmacm.,¤s_ The present convention shall be ratified in good and due form, and the ratiticatious shall be exchanged in the space of six months to date from this day, or sooner if possible. _ Signatures. In iaith of which, the respective Plenipotentiaries have sngned the above articles, both in the French and English languages, declaring, nevertheless, that the present treaty has been originally agreed on a11d written in the French language; to which they have hereunto aflixed their seals. D,m,_ Done at Paris the tenth of Floréal, eleventh year of the French Republic, (30th April, 1803.) ROBT. B. LIVINGSTON. L. s. JAS. MONROE. L. s. BARBE MARBOIS. [L. S. FRANCE, 1803. A,,,;; 30,180; CONVENTION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE .-.—-—-—.- FRENCH REPUBLIC FOR PAYMENT OF SUMS DUE BY FRANCE TO CITI- ZENS OF THE UNITED STATES, CONCLUDED AT PARIS APRIL 30, 1s0:s; RATIFICATION ADVISED BY SENATE OCTOBER 20, 1803; RATIFIED BY PRESIDENT OCTOBER 21, 1803; PROCLAIMED OCTOBER 21, 1803. _Contr¤ctiug par; The Pre ident of the United States of America and the First Consul

  • ‘°°· _ of the French Republic, in the name of the French people, having by a

MEF6g *§;23°¤ treaty_ of this date terminated all difficulties relative to Louisiana, and ,80,, Pp_ 225 {,2,,] established on a solid foundation the friendship which unites the two ’ ’ nations, and being desirous, in compliance with the second and fifth articles of the convention of the eighth Vendémiaire, ninth year of the French Republic, (30th September, 1800,) to secure the payment of the sums due by France to the citizens of the United States, have respect- Negotiators. ively nominated as Plenipotentiaries, that is to say: the President of the_ United States of America, by and with the advice and consent of their Senate, Robert R, Livingston, Minister Plenipotentiary, and James Monroe, Minister Plempotentiary and Envoy Extraordinary of the said States, near the Government of the French Republic; and the First Consul, in the name of the French people, the citizen Francis Barbé Marbons, Minister of the Public Treasury; who, after having exchanged their full powers, have agreed to the following articles: D M d f ARTICLE I. 3 l R0 m _ _ 1;-,,,,,,% ,0 c,,;;;,,,, The debts due by France to citizens of the United States, contracted or United Smeg before the 8th of Vendemiaire, ninth year of the French Republic (30th w be paul- September, 1800,) shall be paid according to the following regulations, with Interest at six per cent., to commence from the periods when the accounts and vouchers were presented to the French Government. ARTICLE II. Debts provided The debts provided for by the preceding articl . th h . far gitflic proved- snlt is comprised in the conjectural note annexed tg mg prgeengcdfiidd- K °°· tion,and which, with the interest, cannot exceed the sum of twenty .S... .,..,.., .,.. 1'fT€l}I¥iI"2».‘éf.·f,'LT{.‘€?;...}£€t§E'}13?.§?L“"‘"‘?"1 “‘ ‘1£‘“1F‘“" “°*° ‘""‘°" “‘" ., - er ar 1 1 i ¤<>¤¤¢i-] the benefit of this provision. b C es, S a lot be adm mul to