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PR * USSIA, 1785. 641 P R U S S I A . [See North German Union, German Empire.] PRUSSIA, 1785. TREATY OF AMITY AND COMMERCE BETW _ _ _ ;_ PRUSSIA AND THE UNITED STATES OF Ill11hbl¤1Ié§A{LC{)l:il:TL\iIrl)fEEf> Ig'IIlu?1‘H)E — HAGUE SEPTEMBER 10, 1185; RATIFIED BY THE KING OF PBUSSIA SEP- TEMBER 24, 1785; RATIFIED BY THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES MAY 11,1186. [This treaty expired by limitation ten years after the exchange of ratifications. Renewed for ten years by treaty of 1799. Article XII revived by treaty of 1828.] Treaty of amity and commerce, between His Majesty the King of Prussia and the United States of America. His Majesty the King of Prussia and the United States of America, Contracting pmdesiring to (ix, in a permanent and equitable manner, the rules to be *i°“· observed in_the intercourse and commerce they desire to establish between their respective countries, His Majesty and the United States have judged that the said end cannot be better obtained than by taking the most perfect equality and reciprocity for the basis of their agreement. _ With this view, His Majesty the King of Prussia has nominated and N<>z¤¤¤¤<>I¤· constituted as his Plenipotentiary, the Baron Frederick William de Tbulemeier, his Privy Counsellor of Embassy, and Envoy Extraordinary with their High Mightinesses the States-General of the United Netherlaude; and the United States have, on their part, given full powers to John Adams, Esquire, late one of their Ministers Plenipotentiary tor negotiating a peace, heretofore a Delegate in Congress from the State of Massachusetts, and Chief Justice of the same and now Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States with His llritanuic Majesty ; Doctor Benjamin Franklin, late Minister Plenipotentiary at the Court of Versailles, and another of their Ministers Plenipotentiary for negotiating a peace; and Thomas Jefferson, heretofore a Delegate in Congress from the State of Virginia, and Governor of the said State, and now Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States at the Court of His Most Christian Majesty; which respective Plenipotentiaries, after having exchanged their full powers, and on mature deliberation, have concluded, settled, and signed the tbllowing articles: Anrronm I. There shall be a Erm, inviolable, and universal peace and sincere _,§;“"° “"‘1m°“d' friendship between His Majesty the King of Prussia, his heirs, succes- ' sors, and subjects, on the one part, and the United States ot America and their citizens on the other, without exception of persons or places. Anrronn II. The sub'ects of His Majesty the King of Prussia may frequent all the _ PF*V"°K°¤s•;€}:¤P· coasts and countries of the United States of America, and reside and ·l‘Q1‘;°“U‘:,‘,,{,?(§°S,;,t,;;T trade there in all sorts of produce, manufactures, and merchandize; and shall pay within the said United States no other or_ greater duties, charges, or fees whatsoever, than the most favoured nations are or shall be obliged to pay: and they shall enjoy all the rights, privileges, and exemptions in navigation and commerce which the most favoured nation does or shall enjoy; submitting themselves nevertheless to the iz s rv-—-41