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John Adams, President of the United States of America.
To all and singular, to whom these Presents shall come Greeting:
Whereas a certain Convention between the United States of America and the French Republic was concluded and signed between their Plenipotentiaries, The Honorable Oliver Ellsworth, William Richardson Davie and William Vans Murray Esquires, their Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary to the French Republic, and the Plenipotentiaries of the French Republic, the Citizens Joseph Bonaparte, Charles Pierre Claret Fleurieu, and Pierre Louis Roederer, at Paris, on the 30th day of September last past, which convention, is word for word, as follows to wit:
And Whereas the Senate of the United States did by their resolution, on the 3d day of this present month of February (two thirds of the Senators then present concurring) consent to and advise the ratification of the said Convention; Provided the second article be expunged, and that the following article be added or inserted: "It is agreed that the present Convention shall be in force for the term of eight years from the time of the exchange of the Ratifications" Now therefore, I John Adams, President of the United States of America, having seen and considered the convention and additional Article above recited, do, in pursuance of the aforesaid advice and consent of the Senate of the said United States, by these presents accept, ratify and confirm the said Convention and additional Article and every clause and article thereof, as the same are herein before set forth, saving and excepting the second Article of the said Convention, which I hereby declare to be expunged and of no force or validity: and I do moreover hereby declare, that the said Convention (saving the second article as aforesaid) and the said additional Article form together one instrument and are a Convention between the United States of America and the French Republic, made by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof.
In Testimony whereof I have caused the seal of the United States of America to be hereto affixed.
Given under my hand at the City of Washington this 18th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one, and of the Independence of the said States the Twenty fifth.Signed, JOHN ADAMS
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.