Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/672

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RUSSIA, 1824. 665 it is agreed that the citizens of the United States shall not resort to any point where there is a Russian establishment, without the permission of the governor or commander; and that, reciprocallv, the subjects of Russia shall not resort, without permission, to any establishment of the United States upon the Northwest coast. Anrrcnu III. It is moreover agreed that, hereafter, there shall not be formed by Establishments the citizens of the United States, or under the authority of the said ¤¤ the ¤¤¤=hw¤¤¤ States, any establishment upon the Northwest coast of America, nor in °°°“ °f *"‘°"l°{*· any of the islands adjacent, to the north of fifty-four degrees and forty f[§‘g,.,°°""°”*’°“ minutes of north latitude; and that, in the same manner, there shall be 373] ’ pp' (m` none formed by Russian subjects, or under the authority of Russia, ` south of the same parallel. Am·m1.u IV. It is, nevertheless, understood that during a term of ten years, N¤Yie=¤*¤i¤¤ ¤ f counting from the signature of the present convention, the ships of both I“*°"°" “°“· Powers, or which belong to their citizens or subjects respectively, may reciprocally frequent, without any hindrance whatever, the interior seas, gults, harbors, and creeks, upqu the coast mentioned in the preceding article, for the purpo e of fishing and trading with the natives of the country. Aurrcnm V. All spiritnous liquors, fire-arms, other arms, powder, and munitions Articlesexeeptod of war of every kind, are always excepted from this same commerce *"°"' W" °°'”‘ permitted by the preceding article; and the two Powers engage, recip- '°°'°°' rocally, neither to sell, nor suffer them to be sold, to the natives by their respective citizens and subjects, nor by any person who may be under their authority. It is likewise stipulated that this restriction shall never afford a pretext, nor be advanced, in any case, to authorize either search or detention of the vessels, seizure of the merchandize, or, in iine, any measures of constraint whatever towards the merchants or the crews who may carry on this commerce; the high contracting Powers reciprocally reserving to themselves to determine upon the penalties to be incurred, and to inflict the punishments in case of the contravention of this article by their respective citizens or subjects. Anrromu VI. When this convention shall have been duly ratified by the President R¤¤i|i¤¤•¤i¤¤¤- of the United States, with the advice and consent of the Senate, on the one part, and, on the other, by His Majesty the Emperor of all the Bussias, the ratihcations shall be exchanged at Washington in the space often months from the date below, or sooner if possible. _ _ _ In faith whereof the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed thus S¤g¤¤t¤r¤¤- convention, and thereto anixed the seals of their arms. ‘ Done at St. Petersburg the 17-5 April, of the year of Grace one thou- Date. sand eight hundred and twenty-four. HENRY MIDDLETON. [L. s. Le Comte CHARLES DE NESSELRODE. |[L.‘8. PIERRE DE POLETICA. L. s.