Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/474

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MECKLENBURG-SOHWERIN, 1847. 467 MEOKLENBURG-SCHWERIN. MEOKLENB URG-SOHWERIN, 1847. ACCESSION OF THE GRAND DUCHY OF MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN TO Dec. 9 1847. THE TREATY OF COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION WITH HANOVER OF ——-———{—————4-—-— JUNE 10, 1846, SIGNED AND EXCHANGED DECEMBER 9, 1841; BATIFCA- TION ADVISED BY SENATE MAY 18, 1848; RATIFIED BY PRESIDENT MAY 20, 1848; PROCLAIMED AUGUST 2, 1848. [Mecklenburg-Schwerin was incorporated a State in the North German Union by the constitution of the latter, July 1, 1867.] DECLARATION. Whereas a treaty of commerce and navigation between the United Declaration of States of America and His Majesty the King of Hanover was concluded ¤·Q¤¢·>¤¤i¤¤ to *·¤‘¤¤*.Y at Hanover on the tenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and "‘“h H‘“‘°"°"· forty-six, by the Plenipotentiaries of the contracting parties, and was subsequently duly ratified on the part of both Governments; And whereas, by the terms of the twelfth article of the same, the [See p.395.] United States agree to extend all the advantages and privileges contained in the stipulations of the said treaty to one or more of the other States of the Germanic Confederation which may wish to accede to them by means of an official exchange of declarations, provided that such State or States shall confer similar favors upon the United States tothose conferred by the Kingdom of Hanover, and observe and be subject to the same conditions, stipulations, and obligations; And whereas the Government of His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schweriu has signified its desire to accede to the said treaty, and to all the stipulations and provisions therein contained, as far as the same are or may be applicable to the two countries, and to become a party thereto, and has expressed its readiness to confer similar favours upon the United States as an equivalent in all respects to those conferred by the Kingdom of Hanover; And whereas the Government of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg- Schwerin, in its anxiety to avoid the possibility of a misconception hereafter of the nature and extent of the favours differing essentially from those of Hanover, which it consents to bestow upon the United States, as well as for its own faithful observance of all the provisions of the said treaty, wishes the stipulations, conditions, and obligations imposed upon it, as also those which rest upon the United States, as explicitly stated, word for word, in the English and German languages, as coutained in the following articles: · ` ARTICLE I. The high contracting parties agree that whatever kind of produce, Impormtions in manufacture, or merchandise of any foreign country can be, from time v•>¤¤¤ ¤ of wher totime, lawfully imported into the United States in their own vessels, P’““Y· may also be imported in the vessels of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and no higher or other duties upon the tonnage or_cargo '1`<>¤¤¤¤¤ duties of the vessel shall be levied or collected, whether the importation be made in a vessel of the United States or in a vessel of Mecklenburg- Schwerin.