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and rakelas taken in Baffeen and Arnolla; but as it is, perhaps, impoffible to ascertain the identical guns and ftores fo taken, or as fome of them may probably have been loft, or expended, that the spirit of this request be only attended to; and that Madajee Sindia be requefted to confider this as a full compliance with his wifhes in that inftance, and affured it is our intention to comply with them in the fulleft poffible extent, although it will not admit of a more pofitive declaration.

Refolved, and it is hereby declared, that all grants or obligations heretofore made, and now fubfifting, betwixt the English and Ragonaut Row, are now null and void; but this must not be conftrued to extend to any rights allowed by actual treaty.

Extract of Bengal Secret Confultations, the 3d June, 1782.

ORDERED, That the following funnud, granting the right and title poffeffed by the honourable company to the city and purgunnah of Baroach (in the terms of the third article of the treaty) to Madajee Scindia, be forthwith transmitted to Mr. Anderson.

Whereas it was ftipulated, by the fourth article of the treaty of Poorundar, dated 1ft March, 1776, "That the Pefhwa and Maratta ftate do agree to give "to the English company for ever, all right and title

to their entire fhare of the city and pergunnah of "Baroach, as full and complete as ever they collected "from the Moguls or otherwife, without retaining "claim of chout, or any other demand whatever, fo "that the English company fhall poffefs it without participation or claim of any kind:" and whereas the faid article is accordingly declared to be continued in full force and effect, by the third article of the treaty concluded at Salbey, the 17th of May, 1782:


We the governor general and council for the affairs of the British nation in India, do, of our own free will and accord, and on behalf of the honourable company, grant and make oyer unto the faid Maha Rajah Subadar Madhoo Row Scindia, all right, title, and poffeffion in the faid entire fhare of the city and pergunnah of Baroach, which the honourable company ever did or might hold, in teftimony of the fenfe which we entertain of the generous conduct manifefted by Maha Rajah Subadar Madhoo Row Scindia, to the government of Bombay at Worgaung, and of his humane treatment and releafe of the English gentlemen who had been delivered as hoftages on that occafion.

Extract of Bengal Secret Confultations, 10th July, 1782.

AGREED, That both the Mogul and Maratta fhares of the town and pergunnah of Baroach, be ceded to Madajee Scindia; and that a new funnud, bearing the date of the former, be sent to Mr. Anderson, to be fubftituted in lieu thereof, according to the following form.

N. B. The amended funnud is not entered on the records.



1782. 30 Nov.

HE provifional articles of peace and reconciliation between Great Britain and the American States.


1783. The definitive treaty of peace and friend3 Sept. fhip betwen Great Britain and the United States of America.

[The following is printed from the copy, which was published by authority, in 1783.]

The Definitive Treaty of Peace and Friendship, between bis Britannic Majefty, and the United States of America. Signed at Paris, the 3d of September, 1783.

In the name of the most Holy and Undivided Trinity'

IT having pleafed the Divine Providence to dispose the hearts of the most Serene and moft Potent Prince George the Third, by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the faith, Duke of Brunfwic and Lunenburgh, Arch-treasurer and Prince Elector of the Holy Roman Empire, &c. and of the United States of America, to forget all paft mifunderstandings and differences that have unhappily interrupted the good correfpondence and friendship which they mutually wish to reftore; and to eftablish fuch a beneficial and fatisfactory intercourfe between the two countries, upon the ground of reciprocal advantages and mutual convenience, as may promote and fecure to both perpetual peace and harmony; and having for this defirable end already laid the foundation of peace and reconciliation, by the provifional articles figned at Paris, on the 30th of November, 1782,


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by the commiffioners empowered on each part; which articles were agreed to be inferted in, and to constitute, the treaty of peace, proposed to be concluded between the Crown of Great Britain and the faid United States, but which treaty was not to be concluded until terms of peace fhould be agreed upon between Great Britain and France, and his Britannic Majefty fhould be ready to conclude fuch treaty accordingly; and the treaty between Great Britain and France having fince been concluded, his Britannic Majesty and the United States of America, in order to carry into full effect the provifional articles above-mentioned, according to the tenor thereof, have conftituted and appointed, that is to say, his Britannic Majefty, on his part, David Hartley, Efq; member of the parliament of Great Britain; and the faid United States, on their part, John Adams, Efq; late a commiffioner of the United States of America at the court of Versailles, late delegate in Congrefs from the ftate of Maffachusets, and chief justice of the faid ftate, and minifter plenipotentiary of the faid United States to their High Mightineffes the States General of the United Netherlands; Benjamin Franklin, Efq; late delegate in Congress from the state of Pennsylvania, prefident of the convention of the faid ftate, and minifter plenipotentiary from the United States of America at the court of Verfailles; John Jay, Efq; late prefident of Congress, and chief justice of the state of New York, and minifter plenipotentiary from the faid United States at the court of Madrid; to be the plenipotentiaries for the concluding and figning the present definitive treaty: who, after having reciprocally communicated their respective full powers, have agreed upon and confirmed the following articles:

I. His Britannic Majefty acknowledges the faid United States, viz. New Hampshire, Maffachufets Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jerfey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South VOL. II. m Carolina,


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Carolina, and Georgia, to be free, fovereign, and independent states; that he treats with them as fuch; and for himself, his heirs and fucceffors, relinquifhes all claims to the government, propriety, and territorial rights of the fame, and every part thereof.


II. And that all difputes which might arise in future on the fubject of the boundaries of the faid United States may be prevented, it is hereby agreed and declared, that the following are and fhall be their boundaries, viz. from the north-weft angle of Nova Scotia, viz. that angle which is formed by a line drawn due north, from the fource of Saint Croix river to the Highlands, along the faid Highlands which divide thofe rivers that empty themselves into the river St. Lawrence, from thofe which fall into the Atlantic ocean, to the north-wefternmoft head of Connecticut river; thence down along the middle of that river to the forty-fifth degree of north latitude; from thence by a line due weft on faid latitude until it ftrikes the river Iroquois or Cataraquy; thence along the middle of faid river into lake Ontario; through the middle of faid lake, until it ftrikes the communication by water between that lake and lake Erie; thence along the middle of faid communication into lake Erie; through the middle of faid lake, until it arrives at the watercommunication between that lake and lake Huron; thence along the middle of faid water-communication into the lake Huron; thence through the middle of faid lake to the water-communication between that lake and lake Superior; thence through lake Superior, northward of the ifles Royal and Phelipeaux, to the Long Lake; thence through the middle of faid Long Lake, and the water-communication between it and the Lake of the Woods, to the faid Lake of the Woods; thence through the faid lake to the most north-western point thereof, and from thence on a due weft courfe to the river Miffiffippi; thence by a line to be drawn along the middle of the said river Miffiflippi, entil it fhall interfect the northernmost part of the


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