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634 PUBLIC TREATIES. P O R T U G A L. PORTUGAL, 1840. A,,g_ 26, 1g4g_ TREATY OF COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION BETWEEN THE UNITED -;~— STATES OF AMERICA AND HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF PORTUGAL, CONCLUDED AT LISBON AUGUST 26, 1840; RATIEIOATION ADVISED BY SENATE FEBRUARY 3, 1841; RATIEIED BY PRESIDENT APRIL 23, 1841; RATIFIOATIONS EXCHANGED AT WASHINGTON APRIL 23, 1841; PRO- CLAIMED APRIL 24, 1841. Treaty with Portugal. In the Name of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity. 4;.,,,;,-,w;;,,g Pm-. The United States of America and Her Most Faithful Majesty the ties. Queen of Portugal and of the Algarves, equally animated with the desire of maintaining the relations of good understanding which have hitherto so happily subsisted between their respective States; of extending, also, and consolidating the commercial intercourse between them ; and convinced that this object cannot better be accomplished than by adopting the system of an entire freedom of navigation, and a perfect reciprocity based upon principles of equity equally beneficial to both countries; have, in consequence, agreed to enter into negotiations for the conclusion of a treaty of commerce and navigation; and they have appointed as their Plenipotentiaries for that purpose, to wit: Nsgogmm-., The President of the United States of America, Edward Kavan[a]gh, their Charge d’Aifaires at the Court of Her Most Faithful Majesty ; and Her Most Faithful Majesty, the most illustrious and most excellent John Baptist de Almeida Garrett, First Historiographer to her said Majesty, of her Council, Member of the Cortes, Knight of the ancient and most noble Order of the Tower an[d] Sword, Knight Commander of the Order of Christ, Officer of the Order of Leopold in Belgium, Judge of the Superior Court of Commerce, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Her Catholic Majesty; Who, after having exchanged their respective full powers, found to bein due; and proper form, have agreed upon and concluded the following ar ic es: Anrronn I. Reeipmesiiibmy There shall be, between the territories of the high contracting parties, of qumrporcc ¤-¤<1 a reciprocal liberty of commerce and navigation. The citizens and “‘““€“*‘°“· subjects of their respective States shall, mutually, have liberty to enter the ports, places, and rivers of the territories of each party, wherever foreign commerce is or shall be permitted. They shall be at liberty to sojourn and reside in all parts of said territories, in order to attend to their affairs ; and they shall enjoy, to that effect, the same security and protection as natives of the country wherein they reside, on condition of their submntting to the laws and ordinances there prevailing, and particularly to the regulations in force concerning commerce. ARTICLE H. Vessels upon Vessels of the United States of America arriving, either laden °*l"¤‘ *00****8- or in ballast,_in the ports of tho Kingdom and possessions of Portugal; and, reciprocally, Portuguese vessels arriving, either laden or in ballast, in the ports of the United States of America, shall be treated, on their entrance, during their stay, and at their departure, upon the