Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/497

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490 PUBLIC TREATIES. Netherlands, to appoint an umpire to act in their behalf, respectively, as abovc provided. ARTICLE X. Decision of the And the contracting parties furtherengage to consider the decision umpire- of such umpire to be final and conclusive on all the matters so referred, ARr1oLE XI. Mexican Treas- For any sums of money which the umpire shall find due to citizens of ury notes- the United States by the Mexican Government, Treasury notes shall be [See Artic1oVI.] issued in the manner aforementioned. ARcr1cLn XII. Mexico exonsr- And the United States agree forever to exonerate the Mexican Govated from certain ernment from any further accountability for claims which shall either °l°“”“· be rejected by the board or the arbiter aforesaid, or which, being allowed by either, shall be provided for by the said Government in the manner before mentioned. Anrxonn XIII. Expenses of com- And it is agreed that each Government shall provide compensation ¤¤i¤¤i¤¤· for the commissioners and secretary to be appointed by it; and that the contingent expenses of the board shall be defrayed, one moiety by the United States and one moiety by the Mexican Republic. ARTICLE XIV. Ratifications. This convention shall be ratified, and the ratifications shall be exchanged atfWashingtou within twelve months from the signature hereof, or sooner i possible. Signatures. In faith whereof we, the Plenipotentiaries of the United States of America and of the Mexican Republic, have signed and sealed these presents. Dntc. Done in the city of Washington on the eleventh day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine, in the sixty-third year of the Independence of the United States of America, and the nineteenth of that of the Mexican Republic. JOHN FORSYTH. [L. S.[ FRAN. PIZARR0 MARTINEZ. [L. S. MEXICO, 1843. _;,,,,m,,y30_1g43_ CONVENTION WITH MEXICO RELATIVE T0 PAYMENT OF AWARDS, CON-


SENATE MARCH 2, 1843; RATIFIED BY PRESIDENT; RATIFICATIONS EX- Cg—I€NGED AT WASHINGTON MARCH 29, 1843; PROCLAIMED MARCH 30, Convention further to provide for the payment of awards in favor of claimants under the convention between the United States and the Mexican Republic of the 11th of April, 1839. Preamble. Whereas, by the convention between the United States and _ tho [See Article VI. Mexican Republic, of the 11th April, 1839, it is stipulated that, if it °°2g§'5°“’“ °f1839» should I10t be CODVGHIBDU to the Mexican Government to pay 817 once p'the sums found to be due to the claimants under that convention, that Government shall be at liberty to issue Treasury notes in satisfaction of those sums; and whereas the Government of Mexico [is] anxious to