Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/663

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655 PUBLIC TREATIES. Signu-tures. In testimony whereof, the Plenipotentiaries before mentioned have hereto subscribed their names and allzixed their seals. Done at Berlin, DMB- the eleventh of July, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS. [L. S.] CHARLES WILLIAM COMTE DE FINKENSTEIN. [L. S. ] PHILIPPE CHARLES UALVENSLEVEN. L. S.] CHBETIEN HENRI CURCE COMTE DE HAUGWIZ. [L. S.] PRUSSIA, 1828. Mew L1B2B- TREATY OF COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES ‘——""‘* OF AMERICA AND HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF PRUSSIA, CONCLUDED AT WASHINGTON MAY 1, 1828; RATIFIC ATION ADVISED BY SENATE MAY 4,18%; RATIFIED BY PRESIDENT; BATIFICATION AGAIN ADVISED AND TIME FOR EXCHANGE OF RATIFICATIONS EXTENDED BY SENATE MARCH 9, 1829; RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED AT WASHINGTON MARCH 14, 1829: PRO- CLAIMED MARCH 14, 1829. Treaty of commerce and navigation between the United States of Amerika _ and His Mcnesty the King of Prussia. Contracting par- The United States of America and His Majesty the King of Prussia, ti¤¤- 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, and applicable in time of peace as well as in time of war, have, in consequence, agreed to enter into negotiations for the conclusion of a treaty of navigation and commerce; for Negotintors. which purpose the President of the United States has conferred full powers on Henry Clay, their Secretary of State; and His Majesty the King of Prussia has conferred like powers on the Sieur Ludwig Niederstetter, Charge d’AiTaires-of His said Majesty near the United States; and the said Plenipotentiaries, having exchanged their said full powers, found in good and due form, have concluded and signed the following artic es: Aarrcm I. Reciprocal liber- There shall be between the territories of the high contracting parties W <>f<=<>¤&¤m°¤°°°·¤<l a reciprocal liberty of commence and navigation. The inhabitants of ““"‘g‘“*‘°“‘ their respective States shall mutually have liberty to enter the ports, places, and rivers of the territories of each party, wherever foreign commerce is permitted. They shall be at liberty to sojourn and reside in all parts whatsoever 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 submitting to the laws and ordinances there prevailing. An:r1oLn II. Vers els u p o n Prussian vessels arriving either laden or in ballast in the ports of the equal fw¢i¤lz· United States of America. and, reciprocallyqvessels of the United States arriving either laden or in ballast in the ports of the Kingdom of Prussia, shall be treated on their entrance, during their stay, and at their departure, upon the same tboting as national vessels coming from the same place, with_respect to the duties of tonnage, light-houses, pilotage, salvage, and port charges, as well as to the fees and perquisites of public