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GREAT BRITAIN, 1822. 303 GREAT BRITAIN, 1822.* TREATY WITH GREAT BRITAIN RELATI Y ‘ ¤ ·~ ~ · - AwARD OF THE EMPEROR OF RUSSIA? C'l)(l{tUI1;Il1? S'§DI£E{TEIFtI£ BURG JULY 12, ISZZ; RA’I`ll·`ICA'I`I(IN ADVISED BY SENATE JANUARY :i mas; RATIFIED BY PRPZSIDENT JANUARY, 1823; RATIFICATIONS EX; griiignb AT WASHINGTON JANUARY 10, 1823; PROCLAIMED JANUARY In the name of the Most Holy and Indivisible Trinity. The President of the United States of America and His Majesty the Reference of diti King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, having f<=*°¤0¤¤ to WQEM- agreed, in pursuance of the fifth article of the convention concluded at p6"" “f R"?“‘"‘ " London on the 20th day of October, 1818, to refer the diiierences which t [sf? Qrigj I' had arisen between the two Governments, upon the true construction ,‘1,,§Amc;}, $` and meaning of the first article of the treaty of peace and amity con- cciiteiiticn c£1e1»+, cluded at Ghent on the 24th day of December, 1814, to the friendly P- 299-] arbitration of His Majesty the Emperor of-all the Russias, mutually engaging toconsider his decision as iinal and conclusive. And his said Imperial Majesty having, after due consideration, given his decision His Ma j estys upon these differences in the following terms, to wit: ewwi- “ That the United States of America are entitled to claim from Great United States en- Britain a just indemnincation for all private property which the British ml?] *0 *¤<l¤¤*¤ififorces may have carried away; and, as the question relates to slaves f" °"“"“ more especially, for all the slaves that the British forces may have car· ` ried away from places and territories of which the treaty stipulates the restitution, in quitting these same places and territories. “ That the United States are entitled to consider as having been so carried away, all such slaves as may have been transferred from the above-mentioned territories to British vessels within the waters of the said territories, and who for this reason may not have been restoredl “ But that if there should be any American slaves who were carried Ng inusmumca. away from territories of which the first article of the treaty of Ghent tion f or vermin has not stipulated the restitution to the United States, the United ******8- States are not entitled to claim an indeniniiication for the said slaves." Now, for the purpose of carrying into effect this award of His Impe- _Further mediarial Majesty, as arbitrator, his good offices have been tarther invoked to *°'°“- assist in framing such convention or articles of agreement between the United States of America and His Britaunic Majesty as shall provide the mode of ascertaining and determining the value of slaves and of other private property, which may have been carried away in contravention of the treaty of Ghent, and for which indemnification is to be made to the citizens of the United States, in virtue of His Imperial Majesty’s said award, and shall secure compensation to the sudercrs lor their _ _ losses, so ascertained and determined. And His Imperial Majesty has R¤}¤¤}¤¤ I>¥¤¤¤I•0- consented to lend his mediation for the above purpose, and has consti- "°“““""“‘ tuted and appointed Charles Robert Count Nesselrcde, His Imperial Majcsty’s Privy Councellor, member of the Council of State, Secretary of State directing the Imperial Department of Foreign Adairs, Chamberlain, Knight of the Order of St. Alexander Nevsky, Grand Cross of the Order of St. Vladimir of the first class, Knight of that of the White Eagle of Poland, Grand Cross of the Urder of St. Stephen of Hungary, of the Black and of the Red Eagle of Prussia, of the Legion of Honor of France, of Charles III of Spain, of St. Ferdinand and of Merit of Naples, of the Annnnciation of Sardinia, of the Polar Star of Sweden, of the Elephant of Denmark, of the Golden Eagle of Wirtemberg, ot' Fidelity of Baden, of St. Constantine of Parma, and of Guelph of Hannovre; and John Count Capodistrias, His Imperial Majesty’s Privy Counsellor, and Secretary; of State, Knight of the Order of St. Alexander Nevsky, Grand Cross of the Order of St. Vladimir of the first class, Knight of that of the White Eagle of Poland, Grand Gross of the Or- " See convention of 1826, pp. 308-310.