GREAT BRITAIN, 1794. 269 ARTICLE IX. In MISC lt_ShOl1ld S0 happen that any place or territory belonging to Ccnquests tc be Great Britain or to the United States, should have been conquer’d by ‘°“*°“’d~ the armsof either from the other, before the arrival of the said provisional articles in America, it is agreed, that the same shall be restored without difficulty, and without requiring any compensation. Anarictn X. The solemn ratitications of the present treaty, expedited in good and R¤¢i6<>¤¤i¤¤¤- due form, shall be exchanged between the contracting parties, in the space of six months, or sooner if possible, to be computed from the day of the signature of the present tieaty. In witness whereof, we the un- Siz¤¤·¤¤¤‘¤¤· dersigned, their Ministers Plenipotentiary, have in their name and in virtue of our full powers, signed with our hands the present definitive treaty, and caused the seals of our arms to be aHix’d thereto. Done at Paris, this third day of September, in the year of our Lord Date. one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three. D. HARTLEY. [L. s.] JOHN ADAMS. [L. S. B. FRANKLIN. [L. s. JOHN JAY. [1.. s. GREAT BRITAIN,_ 1794. TREATY OF AMITY, COMMERCE, AND NAVIGATION, BETWEEN HIS BRI- Nov. 19, 1794. TANNIC MAJESTY AND_THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BY THEIR ——————— PRESIDENT, WITH THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THEIR SENATE, CON- CLUDED AT LONDON NOVEMBER 19, 1794; RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED OCTOBER 2s, 1795; PROCLAIMED FEBRUARY 29, 1796. [Articles xr to XXVII, inclusive, of this treaty expired by limitation.] His Britannic Majesty and the United States of America, being de- _0<>¤t¤wti¤g pursirous, by a treaty of amity, commerce, and navigation, to terminate "‘°“· their differences in such a manner, as, without reference to the merits of their respective complaints and pretentious, may be the best calculated to produce mutual satisfaction and good understanding ; and also to regulate the commerce and navigation between their respective countries, territories, and people, in such a manner as to render the same reciprocally beneiicial and satisfactory; they have, respectively, named their Plenipotentiaries, and given them full powers to treat of, and couclude the said treaty, that is to say: His Britannic Maiesty has named for his Plenipotevtiary, the Right Negotietei-s. Honorable William Wyndham Baron Grenville of Wotton, one of His Majesty’s Privy Council, and His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; and the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof, hath appointed for their Plenipotentiary, the Honorable John Jay, Chief Justice of the said United States, and their Envoy Extraordinary to His Majesty; Who have agreed on and concluded the following articles : Amrxcmc I. There shall be a nrm, inviolable and universal peace, and a true and 1?c=¤=¤ and friendsincere friendship between His Britannic Majesty, his heirs and suc- “h‘P· cessors, and the United States of America; and between their respective countries, territories, cities, towns and people of every degree, without exception of persons or places.