492 PUBLIC TREATIES. Washington before the adjournment of the present session of Congress; and if not, then within one month after the meeting of the next Congress of the United States. _ _ Signatures. ln faith whereof we, the Plenipotentiaries of the United States of America and of the Mexican Republic, have signed and sealed these presents. Date. Done at the city of Mexico on the thirtieth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-three, and in the sixty-seventh year of the Independence of the United States of America, and in the twenty-third year of that of the Mexican Republic. WADDY THOMPSON. L. s. J. MA. DE BOCANEGRA. L. si M. E. DE GOROSTIZA. L. s.] MEXICO, 1848. Feb. 2 1848. TREATY OF PEACE, FRIENDSHIP, LIMITS, AND SETTLEMENT BETWEEN i4-;- THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE UNITED MEXICAN STATES, CONCLUDED AT GUADALUPE HIDALGO FEBRUARY 2, 1848; RATIFICATICN ADVISED BY SENATE, WITH AMENDMENTS, MARCH 10, 1848; RATIFIED BY PRESIDENT MARCH 16, 1848; RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED AT QUE- RETARO MAY 30, 1848; PROCLAIMED JULY 4, 1848. In the name of Almighty God: (y,,,,,,,,,,;,,,; 1,,,,, The United States of America and the United Mexican States, anitios. mated by a sincere desire to put an end to the calamities of the war which unhappily exists between the two Republics, and to establish upon a solid basis relations of peace and friendship, which shall confer reciprocal benefits upon the citizens of both, and assure the concord, harmony, and mutual confidence wherein the two people should live, as good neighbours, have for that purpose appointed their respective plenipotentiaries, that is to say: N,,g0m,t0m_ The President of the United States has appointed Nicholas P. Trist, a citizen of the United States, and the President of the Mexican Republic has appointed Don Luis Gonzaga Cuevas, Don Bernardo Couto, and Don Miguel Atristain, citizens of the said Republic; Who, after areciprocal communication of their respective full powers, have, under the protection of Almighty God, the author of peace, arranged, agreed upon, and signed thefollowing Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits, and Settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican Republic. ARTICLE 1. Firm and univer- There shall be firm and universal peace between the United States of B3! P°¤·°°· America and the Mexican Republic, and between their reSpe0liiV0 countries, territories, cities, towns, and people, without exception of places or persons. ARTICLE II. 8 usp oooioo or Immediately upon the signature of this treaty, a convention shall be i¤¤¤¤iW¤¤· entered into between a commissioner or commissioners appointed by the General-in-chief of the forces of the United States, and such as may be appointed by the Mexican government, to the end that a provisional suspension of hostilities shall take place, and that, in the places occupied by the said forces, constitutional order may be reestablished, as regards the political, administrative, and judicial branches, so far as this shall be permitted by the circumstances of military occupation.