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292 PUBLIC TREATIES. the present treaty being notified such tribes or nations, and shall so desist accordingly. And His Britanmc Majesty engages, on his part, to put an end immediately after the ratification of the present treaty, to hostilities with all the tribes or nations of Indians with whom he may be at war at the time of such ratification, and forthwith to restore to such tribes or nations respectively all the possessions, rights, and privileges which they may have enjoyed or been entitled_ in one thousand eight hundred and eleven, previous to such hostilities: Provided always that such tribes or nations shall agree to desist from all hostilities against His Britannic Majesty, and his subjects, upon the ratidcation of the present treaty being notitied to such tribes or nations, and shall so desist accordingly. ARTICLE X. Aiioiiiimi of tim Whereas the traffic in slaves is irreconcileable with the principles of hunlsve-tmie. ‘ manity and justice, and whereas both His Majesty and the United States [See treaty or are desirous of continuing their efforts to promote its entire abolition, 1842, p. 315.] it is hereby agreed that both the contracting parties shall use their best endeavours to accomplish so desirable an object. ARTICLE XI. Retincations. This treaty, when the same shall have been ratified on both sides, without alteration by either of the contracting parties, and the ratifications mutually exchanged, shall be binding on both parties, and the ratincations shall be exchanged at Washington, in the space of tour _ months from this day, or sooner if practicable. S'€“°*'“‘°°· In faith whereof we, the respective Plenipotentiaries, have signed this treaty, and have thereunto atlixed our seals. Date. Done, in triplicate, at Ghent, the twenty-fourth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and fourteen. GAMBIER. L. s. HENRY GOULBURN. [L. s. WILLIAM ADAMS. L. s. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS. L. s. J. A. BAYARD. L. s. H. CLAY. L. s. JONA. RUSSELL. L. s. ALBERT GALLATIN. L. s._ GREAT BRITAIN, 1815. July 3, 1815. CONVENTION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND GREAT


DON JULY 3, 1815; RATIFICATION ADVISED BY SENATE DECEMBER 19, 1815, SUBJECT '1l0 THE EXCEPTION CONTAINED IN THE ANNEXED DECLARATION OF HIS BRITANNIC MAJESTWS CHARGE UAFFAIRES OF NOVEMBER 24, ISIKEIRATIFIED BY PRESIDENT DECEMBER 22, 1815; RAT- IFICATIONS EXC GED AT WASHINGTON DECEMBER 22, 1815. A convention to regulate the commerce between the territories of the United States and of Hts Britanntclc Majesty. Coiimwiiiig i,,ii._ _ The United States of America and His Britannick Majesty being dot;,,,, sirous, by_a convention, to regulate the commerce and navigation between their respective countries, territories, and people, in such a manner as to render the same reciprocally beneficial and satisfactory, have respectively named Pleuipotentiaries, and given them full powers to treat of and conclude such convention, that is to say : Negotiatom. The President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof, hath appointed for their Plenipotentiaries John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, and Albert Gallatin, citizens of the United States; and His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, acting in the