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GREAT BRITAIN, 1814. 287 piration of three years next after the exchange of the ratitlcations of this convention. Anrronn IV. Thisconvention, when the same shall have been ratined by His Majesty Rmincatious. and by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof, and the respective ratifications duly exchanged, shall be binding and obligatory upon His Majesty and the said United States. In faith whereof we, the undersigned Plenipotentiarics of His Britanuic Signatures. Majesty and of the United States of America, by virtue of our respective full powers, have signed the present convention, and have caused the seals of our arms to be affixed thereto. gone at London the eighth day of January, one thousand eight hundred Date. an two. HAWKESBURY. 1.. s. RUFUS KING. in si GREAT BRITAIN, 1814. TREATY OF PEACE AND AMITY BETWEEN HIS BRITANNIC MAJESTY AND Dec. 24, 1814. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CONCLUDED AT GHENT DECEMBER ——-—— 24, 1814; RATIFICATION ADVISED BY SENATE FEBRUARY 16, 1815; RATI- FIED BY PRESIDENT FEBRUARY 17, 1815; RATIFICATIONS EXCHANCED AT WASHINGTON FEBRUARY 17, 1815; PROCLAIMED FEBRUARY 18, 1815. His Britannic Majesty and the United States of America, desirous of _ Contracting pmterminating the war which has unhappily subsisted between the two *‘°*‘· countries, and of restoring, upon principles of perfect reciprocity, peace, friendship, and good understanding between them, have, for that purpose, appointed their respective Pleuipotentiaries, that is to say : His Britannic Majesty, on his part, has appointed the Right Honour- Ni-gotmtors. able James Lord Gambier, late Admiral of the Wliite, now Admiral of the Red Squadron of His Majesty’s fleet, Henry Goulburn, Esquire, a member of the Imperial Parliament, and Under Secretary of State, and William Adams, Esquire, Doctor of Civil Laws; and the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof, has appointed John Quincy Adams, James A. Bayard, Henry Clay, Jonathan Russell, and Albert Gallatin, citizens of the United States; Who, after a reciprocal communication of their respective full powers, have agreed upon the following articles: ARTICLE I. Thereshall beaiirm and universal peace between HisBritannicMajesty Fi'} wd “¤*· and the United States, and between their respective countries, territo- vm"' P°°°°‘ ries, cities, towns, and people, of every degree, without exception of places or persons. All hostilities, both by sea and land, shall cease as soon as this treaty shall have been ratified by both parties, as hereinafter _ mentioned. All territory, places, and possessions whatsoever, taken by P°¤¤°¤¤*°¤¤ ***1*** _ either party from the other during the war, or which may be taken after "°“°'°d‘ the signing of this treaty, excepting only the islands hereinafter mentioned, shall be restored without delay, and without causing any destruc- [Sw Article V tion or carrying away any of the artillery or other public property c,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,;,,,,,,' originally captured in the said forts or places, and which shall remain ,,,299; u,lso,t,re;ity therein upon the exchange of the ratifications of this treaty, or any <>f1822.n·303-]