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in person, or by a person or persons named by him for that purpose, either in the presence or absence of either or both agents, and either orally or by written discussion or otherwise.
The Arbitrator may, if he think fit, appoint a secretary, or clerk, for the purposes of the proposed arbitration, at such rate of remuneration as he shall think proper. This, and all other expenses of and connected with the said arbitration, shall be provided for as hereinafter stipulated.
The Arbitrator shall be requested to deliver, together with his award, an account of all the costs and expenses which he may have been put to in relation to this matter, which shall forth with be repaid by the two Governments in equal moieties.
The Arbitrator shall be requested to give his award in writing as early as convenient after the whole case on each side shall have been laid before him, and to deliver one copy thereof to each of the said agents.
The present Treaty shall be duly ratified by the President of the United States of America, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof, and by her Britannic Majesty, and the ratifications shall be exchanged either at Washington or at London within six months from the date hereof, or earlier if possible.
In faith whereof we, the respective Plenipotentaries, have signed this Treaty and have hereunto affixed our seals.
Done in duplicate at Washington the eighth day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight bundred and seventy-one. (L. S.]
HAMILTON FISH. L. S.
ROBERT C. SCHENCK. L. S.
SAMUEL NELSON. L. S.
EBENEZER ROCKWOOD HOAR. L. S.
GEO. H. WILLIAMS: L. S.
DE GREY & RIPON. L. S.
STAFFORD H. NORTHCOTE. L. S.
EDWARD THORNTON. L. S.
JOHN A. MACDONALD. (L. S.