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GREAT BRITAIN, 1796, 1798. 283 States: Which latter stipulation has excited doubts, whether in its operation it may not interfere with the due execution of the said third article of the treaty of amity, commerce, andmavigation: And it being Contracting par. the sincere desire of His Britaunic Majesty and of the United States tmthat this point should be so explained as to remove all doubts and pro- _ _ mote mutual satisfaction and friendship: And for this purpose His N°€·'°*‘“‘°““· Britannic Majesty having named for his Commissioner, Phineas Bond, Esquire, His Majcsty’s Consul General for the Middle and Southern States of America, (and now His Majesty’s Chargé d’Aii'aires to the United States,) and the President of the United States having named for their Commissioner, Timothy Pickering, Esquire, Secretary of State of the United States, to whom, agreeably to the laws of the United States, he has intrusted this negotiation: They, the said commissioners, having communicated to each other their full powers, have, in virtue of the same, and conformably to the spirit of the last article of the said treaty of amity, commerce, and navigation, entered into this explanatory article, and do by these presents explicitly agree and declare, that no stipulations in any treaty subsequently concluded by either of the contracting parties with any other State or nation, or with any Indian tribe, can be understood to derogate in any manner from the rights of free intercourse and commerce, secured by the aforesaid Free intercourse third article of the treaty of amity, commerce, and navigation, to the *° b° ¤¤¤*¤*¤¤¤°d~ subjects of his Majesty and to the citizens of the United States, and to the Indians dwelling on either side of the boundary line aforesaid; but that all the said persons shall remain at full liberty freely to pass and repass, by land or inland navigation, into the respective territories and countries of the contracting parties, on either side of the said boundary line, and freely to carry on trade and commerce with each other, L,,,,,,,,. of m,,, according to the stipulations of the said third article of the treaty of gstion and comamity, commerce, and navigation. ¤¤¤¤=¤; This explanatory article, when the same shall have been ratified by R¤¤¤<=¤*i¢>¤¤· His Majesty and by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of their Senate, and the respective ratiiications mutually exchanged, shall be added to and make a part of the said treaty of amity, commerce, and navigation, and shall be permanently binding upon His Majesty and the United States. _ In witness whereof we, the said Commissioners of His Majesty the S*8“°*'“°°· King of Great Britain and the United States of America, have signed this present explanatory article, and thereto atilxed our seals. Done at Philadelphia this fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord. D°'·°· one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six. P. ON D. 1.. s,] TIMOTHY PICKEBING. L. s_] ARTICLE EXPLANATOBY OF THE FIFTH ARTICLE OF THE TREATY OF M¤!‘¤l¤ 15, 1798- NOVEMBER 10, 1794, WITH GREAT BRITAIN, CONCLUDED AT LONDON ""*"*"" MARCH 15, 1798; RATIFICATION ADVISED BY SENATE JUNE 5, 1798. Explanatory article, to be added to the treaty of amity, cmamerco, and navi~ gation between the United States and Hu firstanmc Majesty. ‘ Whereas by the twenty-eighth article of the treaty of amity, com- P¤¤¤¤·l¤!¤ _ merce, and navigation between His Britannick Majesty and the United mjvijaa mt:*·¤¤;•; States, signed at London on the nineteenth day of November, one 179, P_·2S,_] Y thousand seven hundred and ninety-four, it was agreed that the con- ’ tracting parties would, from time to time, readily treat of and concerning snch further articles as might be proposed; that they would sincerely endeavour so to form such articles as that they might conduce to mutual convenience and tend to promote mutual satisfaction [Sw Article V and friendship; and that such articles, after having been duly ratified, tmty 0,- 1-,9,, ,,,,j should be added to and make a part of that treaty: And whereas 271,212.]