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GREAT BRITAIN, 1854. 329 Each Government shall pay to its Commissioner an amount of salary S==l¤¥Y of comnot exceeding three thousand dollars, or six hundred and twenty pounds ml“l°““"“· sterling, a year, which amount shall be the same for both Governments. The amount of salary to be paid to the Arbitrator (or Arbitrators as Salary of arbi. the case may be) shall be determined by mutual consent at the close of trutorsthe commission. The salary of the clerk shall not exceed the sum of fifteen hundred Salary of clerk dollars, or three hundred and ten pounds sterling, a year. ' The whole expenses of the commission, including contingent expenses, E¤1>•>¤S¤¤ of Nw shall be defrayed by a rateable deduction on the amount of the sums °°“‘“““““’“· awarded by the commission; provided always that such deduction shall not exceed the rate of live per cent. on the sums so awarded. The deficiency, if any, shall be defrayed in moieties by the two Govern ments. Arvrxorn VII. The present convention shall be ratified by the President of the United Rntitications. States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof, and by Her Britannic Majesty; and the ratiiications shall be exchanged at London as soon as may be within twelve months from the date hereof. In witness whereof the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the Sie¤¤¤¤¤‘¤¤- same, and have affixed thereto the seals of their arms. Done at London the eighth day of February, in the year of our Lord Dum one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three. J. R. INGERSOLL. L. s. J. RUSSELL. lL. sl GREAT BRITAIN, 1854. RECIPROCITY TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND June 5, 1854. HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY, CONCLUDED AT WASHINGTON JUNE 5, 1854; ———-—·i—· RATIFICATION ADVISED BY SENATE AUGUST 2, 1854; RATIFIED BY PRESIDENT AUGUST 9, 1854; RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED AT WASH- INGTON SEPTEMBER 9, 1854; PROCLAIMED SEPTEMBER 11, 1854. [This treaty was terminated March 17, 1866. under notice given by the United States March 17, 1865, pursuant to article live.] The Government of the United States being equally desirous with _C°¤¥¤w*i¤r·! P=¤· Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain to avoid further misunder- t'°“· _ standing between their respective citizens and subjects in regard to the 0 I'};?'?; OI;. extent of the right of fishing on the coasts of British North America, 1818,,,_2g,;_] secured to each by article I of a convention between the United States and Great Britain, signed at London on the 20th day of October, 1818; and being also desirous to regulate the commerce and navigation between their respective territories and people, and more especially between Her Majesty’s possessions in North America and the United States, in such manner as to render the same reciprocally beneficial and satisfactory, have, respectively, named Plenipotentiaries to confer and agree thereupon, that is to say: The President of the United States of America, William L. Marcy, N.,,_,0mmB_ Secretary of State of the United States, and Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, James, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, Lord Bruce and Elgin, a peer of the United Kingdom, Knight of the most ancient and most noble Order of the Thistle, and Governor General in and over all Her Britannic Majestyls provinces on the continent of North America, and in and over the island of Prince Edward ; _ Who, after having communicated to each other their respective full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon the following articles: