Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/671

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 °%§i¥’iH§E§;’.§%é”EE R‘é’§§¥E}’REi.iiiVE it NAVIGATION, ma-

ING, &.c., IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN, CONCLUDED AT ST. PETERSBURG APRIL 5-17 1824; RATIFICATION ADVISED BY SENATE JANUARY 5, 1e25; RATIFIED EY PRESIDENT JANUARY 7, 1825; RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED AT WASHINGTON JANUARY 11, 1825; PROCLAIMED JANUARY 12, 1825. Convention between the United States of America and Russia! In the name of the Most Holy and Indivisible Trinity. Contracting par The President of the United States of America. and His Majesty the ms- Emperor of all the Russias, wishing_ to cement the bonds of amity which unite them, and to secure between them the invariable maintenance of a perfect concord', by means of the present convention, have named as their Plenipotentiaries to this eifect, to wit: Negotiators. The President of the United States of America, Henry Middleton, a citizen of said States, and their Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary near His Imperial Majesty; and His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russian, his beloved and faithful Charles Robert Count of Nesselrode, actual Privy Counsellor, Member of the Council of State, Secretary of State directing the administration of Foreign Aiiairs, actual Chamberlain, Knight of the Order of St. Alexander Nevsky, Grand Cross of the Order of St. Wladimir of the tirst class, Knight of that of tho White Eagle of Poland, Grand Cross of the Order of St. Stephen of Hungary, Knight of the Orders of the Holy Ghost and of St. Michael, and Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor of France, Knight Grand Cross of the Orders of the Black and of the Red Eagle of Prussia, of the Annunciation of Sardinia, of Charles III of Spain, of St. Ferdinand and of Merit of Naples, of the Elephant of Denmark, of the Polar Star of Sweden, of the Crown of Wiirtemberg, of the Guelphs of Hanover, of the Belgic Lion, of Fidelity of Baden, and of St. Constantine of Parma; and Pierre de Poletica, actual Counsellor of State, Knight of the Order of St. Anne- of the iirst class, and Grand Cross of the Order of St. Wladimir of the second; Who, after having exchanged their full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon and signed the following stipulations: Anrromu I. Navigation and It is agreed that, in any part of the Great Ocean, commonly called fisheries of the Pa· the Paciilc Ocean, or South Sea, the respective citizens or subjects of °‘“°· the high contracting Powers shall be neither disturbed nor restrained, either in navigation or in fishing, or in the power of resorting to the coasts, upon points which may not already have been occupied, for the purpose of trading with the natives, saving always the restrictions and conditions determined by the following articles. ARTICLE II. {mm img., With a view of preventing the rights of navigation and of fishing exercised upon the Great Ocean by the citizens and subjects of the high contracting Powers from becoming the pretext for an illicittrade,

" Translation from the original, which is in the French language.