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448 PUBLIC TREATIES. Anricnr. XII. ltatifiizations. The present convention having been concluded and duly signed, shall be obligatory and faithfully observed by the United States of America. and Japan, and by the citizens and subjects of each respective Power; and it is to be ratified and approved by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof, and by the August Sovereign of Japan, and the ratiiication shall be ex-· changed within eighteen months from the date of the signature thereof, or sooner if practicable. Signatures. In iaith whereof we, the respective Plenipotentiaries of the United States of America and the Empire of Japan aforesaid, have signed and sealed these presents. Date. Done at Kanagawa, this thirty-first day of March, in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ one thousand eight hundred and fifty-tour, and of Kayei the seventh year, third month, and third day. M. C. PERRY. JAPAN, 1857. June 17, 1857, TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE EMPIRE ——·—— OF JAPAN FOR REGULATING INTERCOURSE, CONCLUDED AT SIMODA JUNE 17, 1857; RATIFICATION ADVISED BY SENATE JUNE 15, wss; PRO- CLAIMED JUNE 30, 1858. [This treaty was revoked by Article XII, treaty of 1858.] N<>z<>¤i¤¤<>r¤· For the purpose of further regulating the intercourse of American citizens with the Empire of Japan, and, after due deliberation, His Excellency Townsend Harris, Consul General of the United of America for the Empire of Japan, and their Excellencies Inowouye, Prince of Sinano, and Nakamoera, Prince of Dewa, Governors of Simoda, all having full powers from their respective Governments, have agreed on the following articles, to wit: Anrrcmz I. Port of Nangs- The port of Nangasaki, in the principality of Hizen, shall be open to

      • 1 to **6 °P°¤ '¤° American vessels, where they may repair damages, procure water, fuel,

A'“°"°““ "°”°1“‘ provisions, and other necessary articles, even coals. where they are obtainable. An·r1c1.r: II. American e x ti- It being known that American ships coming to the ports of Simoda ¤<?¤¤ me? WSWS M and Hakodade cannot have their wants supplied by the Japanese, it is §:‘{g‘l“ ""d H“k°` agreed that American citizens may permanently reside at Simoda and ` Hakodade. and the Government of the United States may appoint a Vice-Consul to reside at Hakodade. This article to go into effect on the fourth day of July, eighteen hundred fifty-eight. Aivrronm III. American and ln settlement of accounts the value of the money brought by the J¤I>¤¤¤¤¤_¢<>i¤· Americans shall be ascertained by weighing it with Japanese coin, (gold and silver itsebues,) that is, gold with gold, and silver with silver, or weights representing Japanese coin may be used, after such weights have been carefully examined and found to be correct. .The value of the money of the Americans having been thus ascertained, the sum of six per cent. shall be allowed to the Japanese for the expense of recoinage.