SPAIN, 1802. 7 1] Anrrcnn XXIII. The present treaty shall not be in force untill ratined by the contract- Imiseatiens. ing parties, and the ratifications shall he exchanged in six months from this time, or sooner if possible. In witness whereof we, the underwritten Plenipotentiaries of His Signatures. Catholic Majesty and of the United States of America, have signed this present treaty of friendship, limits, and navigation, and have thereunto anixed our seals respectively. Done at San Lorenzo el Real, this seven and twenty day of October, Date. one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five. THOMAS PIN CKN EY. [L. s. EL PRINCIPE DE LA PAZ. [L. s.] SPAIN, 1802. CONVENTION WITH SPAIN FOR THE ADJUSTMENT OF CLAIMS, CONCLUDED A¤c¤¤t 11. 1802- AT MADRID AUGUST 11, 1%; RATIFICATION ADVISED BY SENATE JAN U- ;`°’;" ARY 9, 1804; RATIFIED BY PRESIDENT JANUARY 9, 1804; RATIFIED BY THE KING OF SPAIN JULY 9, 1818; RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED AT WASH- INGTON DECEMBER 21, 1818; PROCLAIMED DECEMBER 22, 1818. [This convention was annulled by the tenth article of treaty of February 22, 1819.] A convention between his Catholic Majesty and the United States of America, for the indemnification of those who have sustained losses, damages, or injuries, in consequences of the excesses of individuals, of either nation, during the late war, contrary to the existing treaty, or the laws of nations. His Catholic Majesty and the Government of the United States of t.C°”*"“°'*l“8 P"` America, wishing amicably to adjust the claims which have arisen from "°°‘ the excesses committed during the late war, by individuals of either nation, contrary to the laws of nations or the treaty existing between . the two countries, His Catholic Majesty has given, for this purpose, full . powers to His Excellency D° Pedro Cevallos, Councellor of State, Gentle- N°g°t""°"‘ man of the Bed-Chamber in employment, first Secretary of State and Universal Despatch, and Superintendent General of the Posts and Post- Otlices in Spain and the Indies; and the Government of the United States of America to Charles Pinckney, a citizen of the said States, and their Minister Plenipotentiary near His Catholic Majesty; who have agreed as follows: _ Ist. A Board of Commissioners shall be formed, composed of five APPP"?*“‘°”* °f Commissioners, two of whom shall be appointed by His Catholic Majesty, °°m"“°°`°°°"' two others by the Government of the United States, and the nfth by common consent; and in case they should not be able to agree on a person for the iitth Commissioner, each party shall name one, and leave the decision to lot; and hereafter, in case of the death, sickness, or necessary absence of any of those already appointed, they shall proceed in the same manner to the appointment of persons to replace them. _ 2d. The appointment of the Commissioners beingthus made, each ,0*** °*` °°'”m'°· one of them shall take an oath to examine, discuss, and decide on the “'°"°"' claims, which they are to judge, according to the laws of nations and the existing treaty, and with the impartiality justice may dictate. _ 3rd. The Commissioners shall meet and hold their sessions in Madrid, M•2¤¤¤8 °f °°¤¤· where, within the term of eighteen months (to be reckoned from the day “““'“°“°"‘ on which they may assemble) they shall receive all claims which, in consequence of this convention, may be made, as well by the subjects of His Catholic Majesty as by citizens of the United States of America, who may have a right to demand compensation for the losses, damages, or injuries sustained by them, in consequence of the excesses committed by Spanish subjects or American citizens.