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Whereas a certain additional Article has on the Part of the said United States been proposed to be annexed to the said Treaty as a Part thereof, to which Addition We are willing to consent, the said Treaty and Additional Article being in the Words following.
In the United States instrument of ratification the language following the text of the letter of Jefferson is this:
And Whereas the Senate of the United States did, by their resolution on the twenty fourth day of June, in the Year of our Lord 1795 (all the Senators of the United States being then present, and two thirds thereof concurring) " consent to, and advise the President of the United States, to ratify the treaty of amity commerce and navigation, between his Britannick Majesty and the United States of America, concluded at London the 10th day of November 1794, on condition that there be added to the said Treaty, an article whereby it shall be agreed to suspend the operation of so much of the 12th Article as respects the trade, which his said Majesty thereby consents may be carried on between the United States and his Islands in the West Indies, in the manner, and on the terms and conditions therein specified."
And Whereas it will satisfy and be conformable with the said Advice and consent of the Senate, if there be added to the said Treaty an Article in the following Words, that is to say; Additional Article-
It is further agreed between the said contracting parties, that the operation of so much of the twelfth Article of the said Treaty as respects the trade which "his said Majesty thereby consents may be carried on between the United States and his Islands in the West Indies, in the manner and on the terms and conditions therein specified, shall be suspended.
Now therefore I George Washington, President of the United States of America, having seen and considered the Treaty and additional Article aforesaid, do in pursuance of the aforesaid advice and consent of the Senate of the United States of America, by these presents, ratify accept and confirm the said Treaty and the said Additional Article, as the same are herein before set forth.
And I do moreover hereby declare, that the said Treaty, and the said additional Article form together one Instrument and are a Treaty between the United States of America and his Britannic Majesty, made by the President of the United States by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof.
For the greater Testimony and Validity of all which, I have caused the Great Seal of the United States of America to be affixed to these presents and have signed the same with my Hand
Given at the City of Philadelphia, the fourteenth day of August, in the Year one thousand seven hundred and ninety five, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the Twentieth.
Treaties and Other International Acts of the United States of America.
Edited by Hunter Miller
Documents 1-40 : 1776-1818
Washington : Government Printing Office, 1931.