Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/326

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GREAT BRITAIN, 1812. 3]}) Anrroru VI. _It is furthermore understood and agreed that, for the purpose of run- Commissioners mug and tracing those parts of the line between the source of the St. *0 Mrk the UM Croix and the St. Lawrence River which will require to he run and ascer- b°'€“'°°“ "h° 8* tained, and for marking the residue of said line by proper monuments ESQ; §[f3£§' L°w` on the land, two Commissioners shall be appointed, one by the Presi· ` dent of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof, and one by Her Britannic Majesty; and the said Commissioners shall meet at Bangor, in the State of Maine, on the iirst day of May next, or as soon thereafter as may be, and shall proceed to mark the line above described, from the source of the St. Croix to the river St. John; and shall trace on proper maps the dividiug·line along said river and along the river St. Francis to the outlet of the Lake Pohenagap mook; and from the outlet of the said lake they shall ascertain, ilx, and mark, by proper and durable monuments on the land, the line described in the first article of this treaty; and the said Commissioners shall make to each of their respective Governments a. joint report or declaration, under their hands and seals, designating such line of boundary, and shall accompany such report or declaration with maps, certified by them to be true maps of the new boundary. Aarxcmr. VII. It is further agreed that the channels in the river St. Lawrence on Certain waters both sides of the Long Sault Islands and of Baruhart Island, the chan- <>l>¤¤ *0 l>¤*l¤ P¤¤· nels in the river Detroit on both sides of the island Bois Blanc, and be- °‘°“‘ tween that island and both the American and Canadian shores, and all the several channels and passages between the various islands lying near the junction of the river St. Clair with the lake of that name, shall be equally free and open to the ships, vessels, and boats of both parties. Anmomr VIII. The parties mutually stipulate that each shall prepare, equip, and Suppression or maintain in service on the coast of Africa a sufficient and adequate Nw ¤¤¤*¤-¤¤¤d¤· squadron or naval force of vessels of suitable numbers and descriptions, to carry in all not less than eighty guns, to enforce, separately and respectively, the laws, rights, and obligations of each of the two countries for the suppression of the slave-trade, the said squadrons to be independent of each other, but the two Governments stipulatin g, nevertheless, to give such orders to the officers commanding their respective forces as shall enable them most eifectually to act in concert and co-operation, upon mutual consultation, as exigencies may arise, for the attainment of the true object of this article, copies of all such orders to be communicated by each Government to the other, respectively. Aarrcm IX. Whereas, notwithstanding all efforts which may be made on the coast Bemonstran oos of Africa for suppressing the slave-trade, the facilities for carrying on with °'>l¤°¤‘ P°W°*¤·. that traflic and avoiding the vigilance of cruisers, by the fraudulent use of ilags·and other means, are so great, and the temptations for pursuing it, while a market can be found for slaves, so trong, as that the desired result may be long delayed unless all markets be shut against the purchase of African negroes, the parties to this treaty agree that they will unite in all becoming representations and remonstrances with any and all Powers within whose dominions such markets are allowed toexist, and that they will urge upon all such Powers the propriety and duty of closing such markets eifectnally, at once and forever.