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GREAT BRITAIN, 1815. 295 to appoint Consuls for the protection of trade, to reside in the dominions and territories of the other party; but before any Consul shall 1:;,,, mm,,,, act as such, he shall, in the usual form, be approved and admitted by q ` the Government to which he is sent; and it is hereby declared that, in ease of illegal or improper conduct towards the laws or Government of the country to which he is sent, such Consul may either be punished according to law, if the laws will reach the case, or be sent back, the offended Government assigning to the other the reasons for the same. It is hereby declared that either of the contracting parties may except from the residence of Consuls such particular places as such party shall judge iit to be so excepted. Ancrxonn V. This convention, when the same shall have been duly ratified by the D¤¤¤ti¤¤ of <>¢>¤· President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of ""“ti°“‘ their Senate, and by His Britannick Majesty, and the respective ratifications mutually exchanged, shall be binding and obligatory on the said R¤¤i6<=¤¢i¤¤¤· United States and His Majesty for four years from the date of its signature;" and the ratifications shall be exchanged in six months from this time, or sooner if possible. Done at London this third day of July, in the year of our Lord one D"·*’°· thousand eight hundred and fifteen. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS. H. CLAY. ALBERT GALLATIN. FREDERICK JOHN ROBINSON. HENRY GOULBURN. WILLIAM ADAMS. DECLARATION. Nov. 24, 1815. The undersigned, His Britannick Majesty’s Charge d’Affaires in the D·>¢l§¤j¤*i<>¤ 0f United States of America, is commanded by His Royal Highness the g,‘:,,.E{;;;°h °h‘“gé Prince Regent, acting in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, ` to explain and declare, upon the exchange of the ratifications of the convention concluded at London on the third of July of the present year, for regulating the commerce and navigation between the two countries, that, in consequence of events which have happened in Europe subsequent. to the signature of the convention aforesaid, it has been deemed expedient, and determined, in conjunction with the allied sovereigns, that St. Helena shall be the place allotted for the future residence of General Napoleon Bonaparte, under such regulations as may be necessary for the perfect security of his person; and it has been resolved, for that purpose, that all ships and vessels whatever, as *well British ships and vessels as others, excepting only ships belonging to the East India Company, shall be excluded from all communication with, or approach to, that island. It has therefore become impossible to comply with so much of the Vessels of the third article of the treaty as relates to the liberty of touching for re- United $****8 6* ireshment at the island of St. Helena, and the ratitications of the said fgggf Ogrg? treaty will be exchanged under the explicit declaration and understand- j,,,,,,_ ` ing that the vessels of the United States cannot be allowed to touch at, or hold any communication whatever with, the said island, so long as ' ’ Continued in force for ten years b the fourth article of the convention of October 20, 1818, p. 299; and further continuegindeiinitely by convention of renewal of August 6, 1827, pp. 311, 312.