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ner as shall be agreed between the two contracting parties, such agreement being to be settled at the time of the exchange of the ratifications of this treaty.-And all other expences attending the said commissioners shall be defrayed equally by the two parties. And in the case of death, sickness, resignation, or necessary absence, the place of every such commissioner respectively shall be supplied in the same manner as such commissioner was first appointed, and the new commissioner shall take the same oath or affirmation, and do the same duties. It is further agreed between the two contracting parties, that in case any of the Islands mentioned in any of the preceding articles, which were in possession of one of the parties prior to the commencement of the present war between the two countries, should by the decision of any of the boards of commissioners aforesaid, or of the sovereign or state so referred to as in the four next preceding articles contained, fall within the dominions of the other party, all grants of land made previous to the commencement of the war by the party having had such possession, shall be as valid as if such Island or Islands, had by such decision or decisions, been adjudged to be within the dominions of the party having had such possession.
ARTICLE THE NINTH.
The U. States of America engage to put an end, immediately alter the ratification of the present treaty, to hostilities, with all the tribes or nations of Indians with whom they may be at war, at the time of such ratification, and forthwith to restore to such tribes or nations, respectively, all the possessions, rights and privileges, which they may have enjoyed or been entitled to in 1811, previous to such hostilities: provided always, that such tribes or nations shall agree to desist from all hostilities against the U. States of America, their citizens and subjects, upon the ratification of the present treaty being notified to such tribes or nations, and shall so desist accordingly. And his Britannic majesty engages, on his part, to put an end, immediately after the ratification of the present treaty, to hostilities, with all the tribes or nations of Indians with whom he may be at war, at the time of such ratification, and forthwith to restore to such tribes or nations respectively, all the possessions, rights and privileges, which they may have enjoyed or been entitled to in the year 1811, previons
to such hostilities: provided always, that such tribes or na tions shall agree to desist from all hostilities against his Britannic majesty and his subjects, upon the ratification of the present treaty being notified to such tribes or nations, and shall so desist accordingly.
ARTICLE THE TENTH.
Whereas the traffic in slaves is irreconcilable with the principles of humanity and justice, and whereas both his Majesty and the United States are desirous of contmung their efforts to promote its entire abolition, it is hereby agreed that both the contracting parties shall use their best endeavors to accomplish so desirable an object.
ARTICLE THE ELEVENTH.
This treaty, when the same shall have been ratified on both sides, without alteration by either of the contracting parties, and the ratifications mutally exchanged, shad be binding on both parties, and the ratifications shail be exchanged at Washington, in the space of four mouths from this day or sooner if practicable.
In faith whereof, we, the respective Plenipotentiaries, have signed this treaty, and have thereunto affixed our seals. Done, in triplicate, at Ghent, the twenty-ourth day of December,one thousand eight hundred and fourteen.
JOHN Q. ADAMS,
J. A. BAYARD,
(L. S.) Now therefore, to the end that the said treaty of peace and amity may be observed with good faith, on the part of the U. States, 1, James Madison, President as aforesaid, have caused the premises to be made public; and I do hereby enjoin all persons bearing office, civil or military, with in the U States, and all other citizens or inhabitants thereof, or being within the same, faithfully to observe and fulfil the said treaty and every clause and article thereof.
In testimony whereof, I have caused the seal of the U. States to be affix(L. s.) ed to these presents, and signed the same with my hand. Done at the city of Washington, this eighteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, and of the sovereignty and independence of the U. States the thirty ninth. JAMES MADISON.
By the President,
JAMES MONROE, Acting Secretary of State.
LIST OF VESSELS
TAKEN FROM GREAT BRITAIN, BY THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ARMED VESSELS OF THE UNITED STATES,
Names of vessels.
DURING THE WAR.
5 ship Reba & Betsey!
Note. Those marked with a [*]were H. B. Majesty's public vessels.
And those with a [+]are U. S. public vessels.