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332 runnin rnnacrins. freely as the subjects of Her Britannic Majesty, subject only to the same tolls and other assessments as now are, or may hereafter be, cxacred ot Right may b e Her Majesty’s said subjects; it being understood, however, that the “““P°“‘I°d· British Government retains the right of suspending this privilege on giving due notice thereof to the Government of the United Stat-es. Sn s pe n sion of It is further agreed that if at any time the British Government should Amcb UI- exerci e the said reserved right, the Government of the United States shall have the right of suspending, if it thinklit, the operations ot Art. III of the present treaty, in so far as the province of _ Canada is affected thereby, for so long as the suspension of the free navigation of the River St. Lawrence or the canals may continue. _ Rights of Brit- It is further agreed that British subjects shall have the right freely to i¤ h ¤ ¤\l>.i_•*°*¤ in navigate Lake Michigan with their vessels, boats, and crafts so long as L“k" M‘°h‘g““· the privilege of navigating the river St. Lawrence, secured to American citizens by the above clause of the present article, shall continue; and the Government of the United States further engages to urge upon the U,,,, of Sm,, State governments to secure to the subjects of Her Britannic liiajesty canals. the use of the several State canals on terms of equality with the inhabitants of the United States. M,,,,,,, 1,,,,,,],,,, And it is further agreed that no export duty, or other duty, shall be noatcti down the levied on lumber or timber of any kind cut on that portion of the Amer- St J<>l¤¤· ican territory in the State of Maine watered by the river St. John and its tributaries, and lloated down that river to the sea, when the same is shipped to the United States from the province of New Brunswick. Airricrn V. condimins on The present treaty shall take effect as soon as the laws required which We ¤<>¤W to carry it into operation shall have been pas ed by the Imperial Par- “l"’·“ ““k° °E°°“· liament of Great Britain and by the Provincial Parliaments of those of the British North American colonies which are affected by this treaty on the one hand, and by the Congress of the United States on the other. D,,,.,,,,,,,, of Such assent having been given, the treaty shall remain in force for ten treaty. years from the date at which it may come into operation, and further until the expiration of twelve months after either of the high contracting parties shall give notice to the other of its wish to terminate the same; each of the high contracting parties being at liberty to give such notice to the other at the end of the said term of ten years, or at any time afterwards. It is clearly understood, however, that this stipulation is not intended to affect the reservation made by article IV of the present treaty, with regard to the right of temporarily suspending the operation of articles III and IV thereoil Aarrcrn VI. Ncwfo,,,,d , ,, ,, d And it is hereby further agreed that the provisions and stipulations may beinclndudin of the foregoing articles shall extend to the island of Newfoundland, so treaty. fur as they are applicable to that colony. But if the Imperial Parliament, the Provincial Parliament of Newfoundland, or the Congress of the United States shall not embrace in their laws, enacted for carrying this treaty into effect, the colony_of Newfoundland, then this article shall be ot no effect ;. but the omission to make provision by law to give it eifect, by either of the legislative bodies aforesaid, shall not in ary way impair the remaining articles of this treaty. Aarrorn VII. gmgcaticus The present treaty shall be duly ratified, andthe mutual exchange of ratitications shall take place in Washington within six months from the date hereof, or earlier if possible.