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the most favoured nations. But if any such con. ful shall exercise commerce, they shall be submitted to the same laws and usages, to which the private individuals of their nation are submitted in the same place.

ARTICLE XXVI.

Favours granted to others to be extended to the parties,

If either party shall hereafter grant to any other nation, any particular favour in navigation or commerce, it shall immediately become common to the other party, freely, where it is freely granted to such other nation, or on yielding the same compensation when the grant is conditional.

ARTICLE XXVII.

Limitation of

the treaty

His Majesty the king of Prussia and the United States of America agree: that this treaty shall be in force during the term of ten year from the exchange of the ratifications; and if the expiration of that term should happen during the course of a war between them, then the articles before provided for the regulation of their conduct during such a war, shall continue in force until the conclusion of the treaty, which shall restore peace.

This treaty full be ratified on both sides, and the ratifications exchanged within one year from the day of its signature, or sooner if possible.

In testimony whereof the Plenipotentiaries before mentioned have hereto fubfcribed their names and affixed their feals. Done at Berlin the eleventh of July in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine.

(L. S.) John Quincy Adams. (L. S.) Charles Guillaume Comte de Finkenstein. (L. S.) Philippe Charles d’Alvensleben. (L.S.) Chretien Henri Gurce Comte d'Haugwiz.

mêmes privileges et pouvoirs dont jouissent ceux des nations les plus favorisées. Mais dans le cas où tel ou autre de ces consuls veuille faire le commerce, il sera soumis au mêmes loix et usages auxquels font soumis les particuliers de fa nation à l'endroit ou il réside.

ARTICLE XXVI.

Lorsque l'une des deux parties contractantes accordera dans la suite quelque faveur particuliere en fait de navigation ou de commerce à d'autres nations,elle deviendra aussitôt commune à l'autre partie contractante, et celle-ci jouira de cette faveur gratuitement, fi la concession est gratuite, ou en accordant la même compensation fi la concefsion est conditionelle.

ARTICLE XXVII.

Sa Majesté le Roi de Prusse et les Etats Unis de l'Amerique sont convenus que le present traité aura fon plein effet pendant l'espace de dix années à compter du jour de l'echange des ratifications, et que si l'expiration de ce terme arrivoit dans le cours d'une guerre entre-eux, les articles ci-dessus ftipulés pour regler leur conduite en tems de guerre conserveront toute leur force jusqu'a la conclusion du traité qui retablira la paix.

Le prèsent traité sera ratifi éde part et d'autre, et les ratifications seront echangées dans l'espece d'une année à compter du jour de la signature, ou plutôt si faire se peut.

En foi de quoi les plenipotentiaires sus nommés ont signé le présent traité et y ont apposé le cachet de leurs armes. Fait à Berlin le onze Juillet, lan mille sept cents quatre vingt dix neuf.

(L. S.) John Pilincy Adams. (L. S.) Charles Guillaume Comte de Finkenstein. (L. S.) Philippe Charles d'Alvensleben. (L. S.) Chretien Henri Curce Comte de Haugwia.

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ND WHEREAŞ the said Treaty has by me on the one part, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate of the United States, and by his Majesty the King of Pruffia, on the other part, been duly approved and ratified: And whereas the ratifications thereof, were duly exchanged at Berlin, on the twenty-second day of June last pasť: NOW THEREFORE, to the end that the said Treaty may be executed and observed with punctuality and the moit fincere regard to good faith, on the part of the United States;: I DO HEREBY made known the

pre. mifes, and enjoin and require all persons bearing office, civil or military, within the United States, and all others, citizens or inhabitants thereof, or being within the same, to execute and observe the said Treaty accordingly.

$11,712 IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have

caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed to thele presents, and figned the same with my hand. Done at 'the City of Washington, the fourth day of November, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred, and of the Independence of the United States

the twenty-fifth: (L. S.)

JOHN ADAMS:

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PACE. N act extending the privilege of franking let.

ters to the delegate from the territory of the United States, northwest of the river Ohio;

and making provisions for his compensation, 227 An act for the relief of Solomon Boston,

228 An act to provide for the erection and support

of a Light House on Cape Poge, at the north-
easterly part of Martha's vineyard,

229 An act to provide for the more convenient orga

nisation of the courts of the United States, 230 An act regulating the grants of land appropriated

for the refugees from the British Provinces of Canada and Nova Scotia,

257 An act making the port of Biddeford and Pepper

relborough and the port of New Bedford in
Massachusetts, ports of entry for ships or vel-
sels arriving from the Cape of Good Hope
and from places

260 An act to establish the district of Bristol, and to

annex the towns of Kittery and Berwick to the

district of Portsmouth, An act to discharge Samuel Lewis, fen. from his imprisonment,

262 An act freeing from postage all letters and packets to John Adams,

263 An act for the relief of Nathaniel Holmes,

263 An act to continue in force the acts laying duties

on licenses for selling wines and foreign dis-
tilled spirits by retail, and so much of the act
laying certain duties on snuff and refined fu-
gar, as respects a duty on refined sugar, on
property fold at auction, and on carriages for
the conveyance of persons,

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An act declaring the consent of Congrels to an

act of the state of Maryland, passed the twentyeighth day of December, one thousand feven 15 hundred and ninety-three for the appointment

of a Health Officer,
An act to allow the transportation of goods, wares

and merchandise, to and from Philadelphia
and Baltimore by the way of Appoquinimink
and Sassafras,

268 An act for the relief of Arnold Henry Dorhman, or his legal representatives,

267 An act concerning the district of Columbia, 268 An act supplementary to an act entituled, “An

act to divide the territory of the United States,
north-west of the Ohio, into two separate go-
vernments,

274 An act to add to the district of Massac on the Ohio,

and to discontinue the district of Palmyra in
the state of Tennessee, and therein to amend
the act entituled “An act to regulate the col-

lection of duties on imports and tonnage,
An act making appropriations for the military
establishments of the United States, for the

:276 An act to amend the act, entituled, “ An act to establish a general stamp office,”

279 An act providing for a naval peace establishment and for other purposes,

280 An act concerning the mint,

2797 An act authorising the Secretary of the Treasury

to employ clerks for completing the abstracts of the valuation of lands and dwelling houses,

and the enumeration of flavés, An act giving a right of pre-emption to certain

persons who have contracted with John Cleves Symmes or his affociates, for lands lying bed! iween the Miami Rivers in the territory of the United States north-west of the Ohio,

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