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shall continue binding for twelve months longer, and so on, from year to year, until the expiration of the twelve months which will follow a similar declaration, whatever the time at which it may take place.

ARTICLE XIX.

Ratifications.

This convention shall be submitted, on both sides, to the approval and ratification of the respective competent authorities of each of the contracting parties, and the ratifications shall be exchanged at the city of Washington as soon as circumstances shall admit.

In faith whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the above articles, under reserve of the above-mentioned ratifications, both in the English and French languages, and they have thereunto affixed their seals.

Done in quadruplicate, at the city of Berne, this twenty-fifth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty.

A. DUDLEY MANN.

H. DRUEY.

F. FREY-HÉROSÉE.

[L. S.

L. S.

[L. S.]

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TEXAS.

TEXAS, 1838.

CONVENTION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS, TO TERMINATE THE RECLAMATIONS OF THE FORMER GOVERNMENT FOR THE CAPTURE, SEIZURE, AND DETENTION OF THE BRIGS POCKET AND DURANGO, AND FOR INJURIES SUFFERED BY AMERICAN CITIZENS ON BOARD THE POCKET. CONCLUDED APRIL 11, 1838; RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED JULY 6, 1838; PROCLAIMED JULY 6, 1838.

Alcée La Branche, Chargé d'Affaires of the United States of America, near the Republic of Texas, acting on behalf of the said United States of America, and R. A. Irion, Secretary of State of the Republic of Texas. acting on behalf of the said Republic, have agreed to the following articles :

Texas agrees to

States.

ARTICLE I.

The Government of the Republic of Texas, with a view to satisfy the aforesaid reclamations for the capture, seizure, and contisindemnity United cation of the two vessels aforementioned, as well as for indemnity to American citizens who have suffered injuries from the said Government of Texas, or its officers, obliges itself to pay the sum of eleven thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars ($11,750) to the Government of the United States of America, to be distributed amongst the claimants by the said Government of the United States of -America.

indemnity.

ARTICLE II.

The sum of eleven thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars, ($11,750.) Payment of said agreed on in the first art[icle,] shall be paid in gold or silver, with interest at six per cent., one year after the exchange of the ratifications of this convention. The said payment shall be made at the seat of Government of the Republic of Texas, into the hands of such person or persons as shall be duly authorized by the Government of the United States of America to receive the same.

Ratifications.

ARTICLE III.

The present convention shall be ratified, and the ratifications thereof shall be exchanged in the city of Washington, in the space of three months from this date, or sooner if possible. In faith whereof the parties above named have respectively subscribed these articles, and thereto affixed their seals.

Done at the city of Houston on the eleventh day of the month o. April, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight.

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ALCÉE LA BRANCHE.
R. A. IRION.

[L. S.]

L. S.

TEXAS, 1838.

CONVENTION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS FOR MARKING THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN THEM. CONCLUDED APRIL 25, 1838; RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED OCTOBER 12, 1838; PROCLAIMED OCTOBER 13, 1838.

Whereas the treaty of limits made and concluded on the twelfth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, between the United States of America on the one part and the United Mexican States on the other, is binding upon the Republic of Texas, the same having been entered into at a time when Texas formed a part of the said United Mexican States;

And whereas it is deemed proper and expedient, in order to prevent future disputes and collisions between the United States and Texas in regard to the boundary between the two countries as designated by the said treaty, that a portion of the same should be run and marked without unnecessary delay:

The President of the United States has appointed John Forsyth their Plenipotentiary, and the President of the Republic of Texas has appointed Memucan Hunt its Plenipotentiary;

And the said Plenipotentiaries, having exchanged their full powers, have agreed upon and concluded the following articles:

ARTICLE I.

Boundary line.

Each of the contracting parties shall appoint a commissioner and surveyor, who shall meet, before the termination of twelve months from the exchange of the ratifications of this convention, at New Orleans, and proceed to run and mark that portion of the said boundary which extends from the mouth of the Sabine, where that river enters the Gulph of Mexico, to the Red River. They shall make out plans and keep journals of their proceedings, and the result agreed upon by them shall be considered as part of this convention, and shall have the same force as if it were inserted therein. The two Governments will amicably agree respecting the necessary articles to be furnished to those persons, and also as to their respective escorts, should such be deemed necessary.

ARTICLE II.

Kach party to exercise jurisdiction until the line is

And it is agreed that until this line shall be marked out, as is provided for in the foregoing article, each of the contracting parties shall continue to exercise jurisdiction in all territory over which its jurisdiction has hitherto been exercised; and marked. that the remaining portion of the said boundary line shall be run and marked at such time hereafter as may suit the convenience of both the contracting parties, until which time each of the said parties shall exercise, without the interference of the other, within the territory of which the boundary shall not have been so marked and run, jurisdiction to the same extent to which it has been heretofore usually exercised.

ARTICLE III.

The present convention shall be ratified, and the ratifications shall

Ratifications.

be exchanged at Washington, within the term of six months from the date hereof, or sooner if possible.

In witness whereof we, the respective Plenipotentiaries, have signed the same, and have hereunto affixed our respective seals.

Done at Washington this twenty-fifth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, in the sixtysecond year of the Independence of the United States of America, and in the third of that of the Republic of Texas.

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TRIPOLI.

TRIPOLI, 1796.

TREATY OF PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE BEY AND SUBJECTS OF TRIPOLI, OF BARBARY. CONCLUDED NOVEMBER 4, 1796.

ARTICLE I.

Peace under the

There is a firm and perpetual peace and friendship between the United States of America and the Bey and subjects of Tripoli of Barbary, made by the free consent of both parties, and guarantee guaranteed by the Most Potent Dey and Regency of Algiers.

ARTICLE II.

of the

Dey of Algiers.

If any goods belonging to any nation with which either of the parties is at war, shall be loaded on board of vessels belonging to the other party, they shall pass free, and no attempt shall be made to take or detain them.

Enemy's goods.

ARTICLE III.

If any citizens, subjects, or effects belonging to either party, shall be found on board a prize vessel taken from an enemy by the other party, such citizens or subjects shall be set at liberty, and the effects restored to the owners.

Persons and property in enemy's vessels.

ARTICLE IV.

Proper passports are to be given to all vessels of both parties, by which they are to be known. And considering the distance between the two countries, eighteen months from the date

Passports.

of this treaty shall be allowed for procuring such passports. During this interval, the other papers belonging to such vessels shall be sufficient for their protection.

ARTICLE V.

Condemnation and

A citizen or subject of either party having bought a prize-vessel condemned by the party or by any other nation, the certificate of condemnation and bill of sale shall be a sufficient bill of sale of a prizepassport for such vessel for one year; this being a reason- a passport for one able time for her to procure a proper passport.

ARTICLE VI.

Vessels of either party putting into the ports of the other, need of provisions or other supplies, they shall be furnished at the market price. And if any such vessel shall so put in from a disaster at sea, and have occasion to repair, she shall

vessel to be available

year.

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