Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/729

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ARTICLES, CONCLUDED AT PARIS APRIL 3, 1783; RATIFIED BY THE KING OF SWEDEN MAY 23, 1783; RATIFIED BY CONGRESS JULY 29, wes; PRC- CLAIMED BY CONGRESS SEPTEMBER 25, 1783. 'he i its ion contained in the first se arate article, d1'ie'I2iIl;·etd1?idt¢iI?ltllxi;n¢;t:l':?aiigetof raitirficaiiions, but was revived in part Iby Article XII of the treaty of 1816, and was again revived in part by Article XVII of the treaty of 1621.] Treaty of amity and commerce, concluded between His Majesty the King of Sweden and the United States of North America! Ccutmetingpsr- The King of Sweden, of the Goths and Vandals, &c., &c., &c., and tm- the thirteen United States of North America, to wit: New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the counties of New Castle, Kent, and Sussex on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, desiring to e tablish, in a stable and permanent manner, the rules which ought to be observed relative to the correspondence and commerce which the ‘two parties have judged necessary to establish between their respective countries, states, and subjects: His Majesty and the United States have thought that they could not better accomplish that end than by taking for a basi of their arrangements the mutual interest and advantage of both nations, thereby avoiding all those burthensome preferences which are usually sources of debate, embarrassment, and discontent, and by leaving each party at liberty to make, respecting navigation and commerce, those interior regulations which shall be most convenient to itself. Negotistors. With this view, His Majesty the King of Sweden has nominated and appointed for his Plenipotentiary Count Gustavus Philip de Creutz, his Ambassador Extraordinary to His Most Christian Majesty, and Knight Commander of his orders; and the United States, on their part, have fully empowered Benjamin Franklin, their Minister Plenipotentiary to His Most Christian Majesty. The said Plenipotentiaries, after exchanging their ihll powers, and after mature deliberation in consequence thereof, have agreed upon, concluded, and signed the following articles: Anrxonn I. Peace and friend- There shall be a iirm, inviolable, and universal peace, and a true and ¤h¤I>- sincere friendship between the King of Sweden, his heirs and successors, and the United States of America, and the subjects of His Majesty, and those of the said States, and between the countries, islands, cities, and towns situated under the jurisdiction of the King and of the said United States, without any exception of persons or places; and the conditions agreed to ID this present treaty shall be perpetual and permanent between the King, his heirs and successors, and the said United States. Amrcnn II. Favors granted The King and the United States engage mutually not to grant here-

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