398 PUBLIC TREATIES. HANOVER, 1861. Nang ]_86l_ TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HIS MAJESTY ...4 THE KING OF HANOVER FOR THE ABOLITION OF THE STADE OR BRUNS- HAUSEN l)UES, UONCLUDED AT BERLIN NOVEMBER 6, Ie6x; RATIFICA- TION ADVISED BY SENATE FEBRUARY 3, 1862; RATIFED BY PRESIDENT FEBRUARY 1, IBG2; RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED AT BERLIN APRIL 29, 1862; PROCLAIMED JUNE 17, 1862. Special treatytconcerning the abolition of the Slade or Brunshamon dues. _ Contracting pu- The United States of America and His Majesty the King of Hanover,
- ¤°¤· equally animated by the desire to increase and facilitate the relations
of commerce and navigation between the two countries, have resolved to conclude aspecial treaty, to the end to free the navigation of the Elbe from the tolls known under the designation of the Stade or Brunshausen dues, and have for that purpose conferred full powers: Negotiators. The President of the United States of America upon Mr. Norman B. Judd, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Prussia, and His Majesty the King of Hanover upon his Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipoteutiary at the Royal Prussian Court, the Lieutenant Colonel and Extraordinary Aidde-Camp, Mr. August Wilhelm von Reitzenstein, Knight Commander of the 2d class of the Royal Guelphick Order, etc.; Who, after having exchanged their full powers, and having found them to be in due and proper iorm, have concluded the following articles: ARTICLE I. His Majesty the King of Hanover assumes towards the United States . of America, who accept the same, the obligation— _sE°¢g.l•» *4*-- ¤b°l· 1. To abolish completely and forever the toll hitherto levied on the ’ cargoes of American vessels ascending the Elbe, and passing the mouth of the river called Schwinge, designated under the name of the Stade or Brunshausen dues; 2. To levy no toll of any kind, of whatever nature it may be, upon the hulls or cargoes of American vessels ascending or descending the Elbe, in place of those dues, the abolition of which is agreed upon iu the preceding paragraph; 3. Nor to subject hereafter, under any pretext whatever, American vessels ascending or descending the Elbe to any measure of control regarding the dues that are hereby abolished. Aurxcmn II. His Majesty the King of Hanover obligates himself moreover to the United States of America- Works necessary 1. To provide as hitherto, and to the extent of the existing obliga-
- 2 *`;°°5*;:*8***°¤ tions, for the maintenance of the works that are necessary for the free
° ° °navigation of the Elbe; 2. Not to impose, as a compensation for the expenses resulting from the execution of this obligation, upon the American marine, any charge whatever, in lieu and place of the Stade or Bruushausen dues. ARTICLE III. Indemnity to cnn By way of damage and compensation for the sacrifices imposed upon Kiva ¤f H¤¤<>*'¤¤‘· His Majesty the King of Hanover by the above stipulations, the United States of America agree to pay to His Majesty the King of Hanover, who accepts the same, the sum of sixty thousand three hundred and iit'ty-three thalers, Hanoverian currency, this being the proportional quota pa.rt of the United States in the general table of indemnitication tor the abolition of the Slade or Brunshausen dues.