Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/325

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318 PUBLIC 'i‘REA’I‘IES. from the seaport at the mouth of the said river St, John’s, and to and round the falls of the said river, either by boats, rafts, or other convey- ance; that when within the province of New Brunswick, the said produce shall be dealt with as if it were the produce of the said province; that, in like manner, the inhabitants of the territory of the upper St. John, determined by this treaty to belong to Her Britannic Majesty, shall have free access to and through the river, for their produce, in those parts where the said river runs wholly through the State of Maine: Provided, always, that this agreement shall give no right to either party to interfere with any regulations not inconsistent with the terms of this treaty which the governments, respectively, of Maine_ or of hew Brunswick may make respecting the navigation of the said river, where both banks thereof shall belong to the same party. ARTICLE IV. G¤'=¤}*¤_<>*` l¤¤d» All grants of land heretofore made by either party, within the limits g’:,;_‘“°h‘“°h°*°" of the territory which by this treaty falls within the dominions of the y' other party, shall be held valid, ratified, and confirmed to the persons in possession under such grants, to the same extent as if such territory had by this treaty fallen within the dominions of the party by whom such grants were made; and all equitable possessory claims, arising from a possession and improvement of any lot or parcel of land by the person actually in possession, or by those under whom such person claims, for more than six years before the date of this treaty, shall, in like manner, be deemed valid, and be confirmed and quieted by a release to the person entitled thereto, of the title to such lot or parcel of land, so described as best to include the improvements made thereon ; and in all other respects the two contracting parties agree to deal upon the most liberal principles ofecuity with the settlers actually dwelling. upon the territory falling to them, respectively, which has heretofore been in dispute between them. Ancrrcma V. Df§*¤?l>¤*i°¤ ¤i’ Whereas in the course ·of the controversy respecting the disputed f_R‘j)ry‘¥:£:,'E,°d °°" territory oh the northeastern boundary, some moneys have been re- ' ceived by the authorities of Her Britannia Majesty’s province of New Brunswick, with the intention of preventing depredations on the forests of the said territory, which moneys were to be carried to a fund called the “ disputed territory fund," the proceeds whereof it was agreed should be hereafter paid over to the parties interested, in the proportions te be determined by a final settlement of boundaries, it is hereby agreed that a correct- account of all receipts and payments on the said lund shall be delivered to the Government of the United States within six months after the ratification of this treaty; and the proportion of the amount due thereon to the States of Maine and Massachusetts, and any bonds or securities appertaining thereto shall be paid and delivered over to the Government of the United State ; and the Government of the United States agrees to receive for the use of, and pay over to, the States of Maine and Massachusetts, their respective portions of said fund, and further, to pay and satisfy said States, respectively, for all claims for expenses incurred by them in protecting the said heretofore disputed territory and making a survey thereof in 1838; the Government of the United States agreeing with the States of Maine and Massachusctts to pay them the further sum of three hundred thousand dollars, in equal moieties, on account of their assent to the line of boundary described in thi treaty, and in consideration of the conditions and glcuivalents received therefor from the Government of Her Britannic ales y. ‘