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GENERAL CONVENTION OF PEACE, AMITY, COM- MERGE, AND NAVIGATION, Dec. s, mz:. Between the United States of America, and the Federation zgxiicdlggéhs at the Centre of America. u . _ . ofilisigliggidzht Tun United States of America, and the Federation of the Centre of <g` *}*6 U· Sw America, desiring to make firm and permanent the peace and friendship °*‘ 2B' 18% which happily prevails between both nations, have resolved to fix, in a manner clear, distinct, and posgive, the rtgeslwhiclh shqll in future be religiously observed between the one an tie other, y means of a Treaty, or General Convention of Peace, Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation. Penang ap. For this most desirable object, the President of the United States of P;>i¤¢¤d ¢¤ ¢=¤¤- America has conferred full powers on HENRY CLAY, their Secretary of °"d°“"'°‘“Y‘ State; and the Executive power of the Federation of the Centre of America on Amouro Jose Cams, a Deputy of the Constituent National Assembly for the Province of San Salvador, and Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of that Republic, near the United States, who, after having exchanged their said full powers in due and proper form, have agreed to the following articles : ARTICLE lst. Peace and There shall be a perfect, firm, and inviolable peace, and sincere f¤¢¤<l¤h¤1>· friendship between the United States of America and the Federation of the Centre of America, in all the extent of their possessions and territories, and between their people and Citizens, respectively, without distinction of persons or places. ARTICLE 2d. Agree not to_ The United States of America, and the Federation of the Centre of ${5;*: ,=§;5grP:¤;*r 1AImerica,fde;iring fo five in peapce aqd harmqpy with all the·other S,,},,,, ,,,,,0,,,, ations o the earti, y means o a po icy fran. and equally friendly in respect of with all, engage mutually not to grant any particular favour to other °°¥¤m°¥°¤» &·°· 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. ARTICLE 3d. The c;,,,,,,,, The two high contracting parties, being likewise desirous of placing of each {pag fre- thecommerce and nayigation of the1r_ respective countries on the liberal 2::8‘l;“&;_";,. basis of perfect equality and reciprocity, mutually agree that the citizens rh., ,,,i§,,,,&,,_ of each may frequent all the coasts and countries of the other, and restdeland trade there, in all kinds of produce, manufactures, and mer- _ chandme, and they shall enjoy all the rights, privileges and exemptions in navigation and commerce, which native citizens do or shall enjoy submitting themselves to the laws, decrees, and usages, there established, to which native citizens are subjected. But it is understood that this article does not include the coasting trade of either country, the regulption of which is lreserved by the parties, respectively, according to tieir own separate laws. (R2?)