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version des autres Dettes Nationales, il a été convenu qu'elle fera appliquer toutes les dispositions de cette Loi aux dites Dettes Belgiques. Cette conversion commencera avec le 1 Janvier, 1816, sur le pied qui sera réglé par une Publication Particulière du Ministère des Finances de Sa dite Majesté.

V. Si contre toute attente il s'élevait par la suite quelques doutes sur la teneur des 4 Articles qui précédent, il est expressément stipulé que l'on aurait recours pour écarter les difficultés survenues, aux Protocoles des Conférences sus-mentionnées, signées par les Commissaires Plénipotentiaires des 2 Cours, dans lesquels la Dette Belgique et tout ce qui la concerne se trouve amplement détaillé.

VI. Immédiatement après l'échange des Ratifications de la présente Convention, qui aura lieu 6 semaines après sa signature, ou plus tôt si faire se peut, on remettra aux Personnes duement autorisées à les recevoir, tous les livres de caisse et autres documens qui servent à constater le montant de la Dette Belgique, ainsi que tous les capitaux individuellement dont elle est composée, et tous les payemens faits en Autriche, tant en intérêts qu'en capitaux remboursés.

En foi de quoi, les Commissaires Plénipotentiaires respectifs ont signé cette Convention, et y ont apposé le cachet de leurs Armes. Fait à Vienne, le 11 Octobre, 1815.

(L. S.)

G. C. BARON DE SPAEN.

(L. S.)
(L. S.)

A. N. CHEVALIER DE BARBIER.
HUDELIST.

[Les Ratifications de cette Convention ont été échangées le 8 Novembre, 1815.]

PROCLAMATION of the President, prohibiting Citizens of The United States, from engaging in Enterprizes against the Territory of Spain.-1st September, 1815.

By the President of the United States of America.
A PROCLAMATION.

WHEREAS information has been received, that sundry Persons, Citizens of The United States, or Residents within the same, and es pecially within the State of Louisiana, are conspiring together, to begin and set on foot, provide and prepare, the means for a Military Expedition or Enterprize against the Dominions of Spain, with which The United States are happily at Peace; that for this purpose they are collecting Arms, Military Stores, Provisions, Vessels, and other means; are deceiving and seducing honest and well-meaning Citizens to engage in their unlawful Enterprizes; are organizing, Officering and arming themselves for the same, contrary to the Laws in such cases made and provided; I have therefore thought fit to issue this, my Proclamation, warning and enjoining all

faithful Citizens who have been led, without due knowledge or consideration, to participate in the said unlawful Enterprizes, to withdraw from the same without delay; and commanding all Persons, whatsoever, engaged or concerned in the same, to cease all further proceedings therein, as they will answer the contrary at their peril. And I hereby enjoin and require all Officers, Civil and Military, of The United States, or of any of the States or Territories, all Judges, Justices, and other Officers of the Peace, all Military Officers of the Army or Navy of The United States, and Officers of the Militia, to be vigilant, each within his respective Department, and according to his functions, in searching out and bringing to punishment, all Persons engaged or concerned in such Enterprizes, in seizing and detaining, subject to the disposition of the Law, all Arms, Military Stores, Vessels, or other means provided or providing for the same; and, in general, in preventing, the carrying on such Expedition or Enterprize, by all the lawful means within their power: And I require all good and faithful Citizens and others, within The United States, to be aiding and assisting herein; and especially in the discovery and apprehension, and bringing to justice, of all such Offenders; in preventing the execution of their unlawful combinations or designs, and in giving information against them to the proper Authorities.

In testimony whereof, I have caused the Seal of The United States of America to be affixed to these presents, and signed the same with my hand.

Done at the City of Washington, the 1st day of September, in the year of Lord, 1815, and of the Independence of the said United States of America the 40th.

(L.S.) JAMES MADISON.

By the President,

JAMES MONROE, Secretary of State.

ACT OF CONGRESS of The United States, "to repeal so much of the several Acts imposing Duties on the tonnage of Ships and Vessels, and on Goods, Wares and Merchandise, imported into The United States, as imposes a discriminating Duty on tonnage, between Foreign Vessels and Vessels of The United States, and between goods imported into The United States in Foreign Vessels and Vessels of The United States."—3rd March, 1815.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of The United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the several Acts imposing Duties on the tonnage of Ships and Vessels, and on goods, wares, and merchandize, imported into The United

States, as imposes a discriminating Duty of tonnage, between Foreign Vessels and Vessels of The United States, and between goods imported into The United States in Foreign Vessels and Vessels of The United States, be and the same are hereby repealed, so far as the same respects the produce or manufacture of the Nation to which such Foreign Ships or Vessels may belong. Such repeal to take effect in favour of any Foreign Nation, whenever the President of The United States shall be satisfied that the discriminating or countervailing Duties of such Foreign Nation, so far as they operate to the dis advantage of The United States, have been abolished.

LANGDON CHEVES,

Speaker of the House of Representatives,
JOHN GAILLARD,
President, pro tempore, of the Senate.
JAMES MADISON.

March 3rd, 1815.-Approved,

LETTER from the Secretary of the Treasury to Congress, transmitting Statements of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Treasury of The United States, from the 3rd of March, 1789, to the 31st of March, 1815.

SIR,

Treasury Department, 25th January, 1816. IN obedience to a Resolution of the House of Representatives of the 20th Instant, I have the honor to lay before the House:

No. 1. An explanatory Letter from the Register of the Treasury, accompanying the Statements required by the Resolution.

No. 2. A Statement of the annual Receipts and Expenditures of The United States, from the 3rd of March, 1789, to the 31st of March, 1815, exclusive of moneys received from Loans, Foreign and Domestic, and payments on account of the Foreign and Domestic Debt, and on account of the Revolutionary Government; which are separately stated.

The Hon. Henry Clay,

No. 3. Statements: 1st, of the moneys annually received from Foreign and Domestic Loans; 2nd, of the sums paid annually on account of the Public Debt; and 3rd, of the whole amount, paid annually on account of the Revolutionary Government, from the commencement of the present Government.

I have the honor to be, &c.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

A.J. DALLAS.

SIR,

(No. 1.)-The Registrar to the Secretary of the Treasury. Register's Office, 25th January, 1816. I HAVE the honor to transmit a Statement, formed in pursuance of a Resolution of the House of Representatives of The United States, of the 20th Instant, with accompanying Documents, in relation to the Receipts on account of Foreign and Domestic Loans, and of the Payments on account of the Foreign and Domestic Debt, and of the Payments in relation to the Revolutionary Government.

The Receipts into the Treasury from Imports and
Tonnage have been

Internal Revenue
Direct Taxes
Postage of Letters
Sales of Public Lands
Miscellaneous

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The Receipts from Foreign and Domestic Loans,

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The Sum Total of Receipts to 31st March, 1815, the latest period to which the Treasurer's account is settled at the Treasury, is

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Civil List, ......
Miscellaneous Civil.

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Arming and equipping the Militia.
Detachment of Militia.

Services of Militia
Services of Volunteers.

Indian Department:
Holding Treaties, &c.
Trading houses.

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Naval Department, .........
Foreign intercourse, exclusive of Barbary Powers, and
including the sum of 6,361,000 dollars paid under the
Convention with Great Britain, of the 8th January,
1802,* and with France, of the 30th April, 1803,*...
Barbary Powers.

Dollars...... 247,019,302

107,138,184

878,313

459,726

Dollars.

222,530,374

9.016,342

4,476,826

747,388

8,658,369 1,590,001

354,157,487

* See Martens. Supplement Vol, 3. Pages 202, 461.

88,270,562 4,374,805

263,611

150,000

300,000

1,100,000

170,000 2,000,000 1,000,000

97,628,979

1,338,040 47,818,303

10,678,015

2,405,322

14,940,695

9,909,978

Dollars......... 184,719,336

To which, add the Expenditures in relation to the
payment of the interest and charges on the Foreign
Loans, and principal of the Foreign and Domestic
Debt at the Treasury of The United States, and by
their Commissioners abroad.........

And the Expenditures on account of the Revolutionary
Government, 1789 to 1795 ...

352,560,193

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The Sum Total of Expenditures from the 3rd of March,
1789, to the 31st of March, 1815 ..........
Which with the Balance in the Treasury, on the 31st of
March, 1815, as settled at the Treasury

1,597,294

Make the Sum Total of Receipts, as before stated........ 354,157,487

It will be perceived that these statements are a continuation, in point of form, of those rendered to the House of Representatives of The United States, by the Secretary of the Treasury, of the 11th January, 1813, under a Resolution of that House of the 24th December, 1812, and embrace all Receipts and Payments, whether made at the Treasury, or by the Commissioners of Loans abroad, to the date of the latest settlement at the Treasury, of the Accounts of The United States' Commissioners in London and Amsterdam. I have, &c. The Hon. A. J. Dallas. JOSEPH NOURSE, Register.

Years.

(No. 2.)-Statement of the Annual Receipts and Expenditures of The United States, from the 3rd day of March, 1789, up to the 31st of March, 1815, (exclusive of monies received from Foreign and Domestic Loans, and payments on account of the Foreign and Domestic Debt, and on account of the Revolutionary Government.)

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1791* 4,399,472

1792. 3,443,070 208,942 1793. 4,255,306 337,705 1794. 4,801,065 274,089

1795. 5,588,461

337,755

1796. 6,567,987 475,289

1797

1798
1799.

7,549,649 575,491
7,106,061 644,657
6,610,449 779,136

1800. 9,080,932 809,396
1801. 10,750,778 1,048,033
1802. 12,438,215 621,898
1803. 10,479,417 215,179
1804. 11,098,565 50,941
1805. 12,936,487 21,747
1806. 14,667,698 20,101
1807. 15,845,521 13,051
1308. 16,363,550 8,210
1809

4,044

7,430

2,295

4,903

4,755

1813. 1814.

1815+

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34,732

19,159

7,517

12,448

7,666

859

3,805

11,020 29,478

22,400

72,909

64,500

39,500

41,000

734,223 78,000

534,343

79,500
35,000

206,565

71,879

16,427

50,198 26,500

21,822 21,342

55,763

41,117
3,614

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Public
Lands.

4,836

83,540

11,963

443 167,726

188,628

165,675

487,526

540,193

Dollars.

167,524,588

316,268

765,245

466,163

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19,039 13,560,693|

10,004

15,559,931

34,935 16,308,019

21,802 17,060,661

23,638

84,476

60,068

41,125

647,939 442,252

7,296,020 1810. 8,583,309

696,548

1811.

13,313,222

1,040,237

1812. 8,958,777

37 85,030

710,427

13,221,623

835,655

234,571

5,998,772 1,662,984

35,000 2,219,497 45,000

1,135,971

119,399

1,172,935 888,598

496,282

267,394

11,846 2,837,058

222,530,374 9,016,342 4,476,826 747,388 8,658,369 | 1,590,001 217,019,302

4th March, 1789, to 31st December, 1791.

7,773,473,

9,384,214

14,423,529

9,801,132

14,340,409

11,181,625)

1st January to 31st March, 1815.

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