Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/794

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VENEZUELA, 1836. 787 V E N E Z U E LA. VENEZUELA, 1836. TREATY OF PEACE, FRIENDSHIP, NAVIGATION, AND COMMERCE BETWEEN J°¤‘20’ 1836’ THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA, CONCLUDED A'I‘ CARACAS JANUARY 20, 1836; RATIFICATION ADVISED BY SENATE MARCH 23, 1836; RATIFIED BY PRESIDENT APRIL 20, 1836; RATI- §ICp8TéONS EXCHANGED AT CARACAS MAY 31, 1836; PROCLAIMED JUNE , · [This treaty was terminated January 3, 1851, pursuant to notice from Venezuela, under Article XXXIV.]· Treaty of peace, friendship, navigation, and commerce, between the United States of America and the Republic of Venezuela. The United States of America and the Republic of Venezuela, desiring _ Contracting perto make lasting and ilrm the friendship and good understanding which *‘°“· happily prevails between both nations, have resolved to fix, in a manner clear, distinct, and positive, the rules which shall, in future, be religiously observed between the one and the other, by means of a treaty of friendship, commerce, and navigation. For this most desirable object, Negotiamm. the President of the United States of America has conferred full powers on J ohn G. A. Williamson, a citizen of the said States, and their Ohargé d’A11`aires to the said Republic, and the President of the Republic of Venezuela on Santos Michelena, a citizen of the said Republic; who, after having exchanged their said full powers, in due and proper form, have agreed to the following articles : Ancricmz I. There shall be a perfect, firm, and inviolable peace and sincere friend- P¤¤¤•¤ =•¤df1‘i¤¤d- ship between the United States of America and the Republic of Vene- “l"P·" zuela, in all the extent of their possessions and territories, and between their people and citizens, respectively, without distinction of persons or places. Anrrcnn II. The United States of America and the Republic of Venezuela, desiring Favors granted to live in peace and harmony with all the other nations of the earth, by g‘;;:’g;”c%T;;’:; t° means of a policy frank and equally friendly with all, engage, mutually, ' not to grant any particular favor to other nations, in respect of commerce and navigation, which shall not immediately become common to the other party, who shall enjoy the same freely, if the concession was freely made, or on allowing the same compensation, if the concession was conditional. Amicus III. The two high contracting parties being likewise desirous of placing Freedom ¤fc9m· the commerce and navigation of their respective countries on the liberal ;’}°’°° ““d ““'8“‘ basis of perfect equallity and reciprocity, mutually agree that the citi- l°°' zens of each may frequent all the coasts and countries of the other, and reside and trade there in all kinds of produce, manufactures, and merchandize; and they shall enjoy all the rights, privileges and exemptions, in navigation and commerce, which native citizens do or shall