France - Convention of 1800 :

By the President of the United States of America.
A Proclamation.

Whereas a Convention for terminating certain differences which had arisen between the United States of America and the French Republic was concluded and signed by the Plenipotentiaries of the two nations duly and respectively authorized for that purpose, and was duly ratified and confirmed by the President of the United States with the advice and consent of the Senate, which Convention so ratified is in the form following:

[Here the text of the United States instrument of ratification, including the English text of the convention.]

And Whereas the said Convention was on the other part ratified and confirmed by the first Consul of France in the form of which the following is a translation from the French language to wit:

[Here follow extracts, in translation, from the French instrument of ratification.]

Which ratifications were duly exchanged at Paris on the 31st day of July in the present year, and having been so exchanged were again submitted to the Senate of the United States, who on the 19th day of the present month resolved that they considered the said Convention as fully ratified and returned the same to the President for the usual promulgation. Now therefore to the end that the said Convention may be observed and performed with good faith on the part of the United States, I have caused the premises to be made public, and I do hereby enjoin and require an persons bearing office, civil or military within the United States and all others, citizens or inhabitants thereof, or being within the same faithfully to observe and fulfil the said Convention and every clause and article thereof.

In Testimony whereof, I have caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed to these Presents and signed the same with my hand.

Done at the City of Washington the twenty first day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one, and of the sovereignty and independence of the United States the twenty sixth.



By the President


Secretary of State

Treaties and Other International Acts of the United States of America.
Edited by Hunter Miller
Volume 2
Documents 1-40 : 1776-1818
Washington : Government Printing Office, 1931.

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