Convention Of Commerce Between The United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Ireland And The United States Of America [Extending Indefinitely Convention Of 3 July 1815]
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His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the United States of America, being desirous of continuing in force the existing commercial regulations between the 2 countries, which are contained in the Convention concluded between them on 3 July 1815, and further renewed by the IVth Article of the Convention of 20 October 1818, have, for that purpose, named their respective Plenipotentiaries, that is to say:
His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Right Honourable Charles Grant, a Member of His said Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, a Member of Parliament, and Vice-President of the Committee of Privy Council for Affairs of Trade and Foreign Plantations; and Henry Unwin Addington, Esquire;
And the President of the United States of America, Albert Gallatin, their Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to His Britannic Majesty;
Who, after having communicated to each other their respective full powers, found to be in due and proper form, have agreed upon and concluded the following Articles:
All the provisions of the Convention concluded between His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the United States of America, on 3 July 1815, and further continued for the term of 10 years by the IVth Article of the Convention of 20 October 1818, with the exception therein contained as to St Helena, are hereby further indefinitely, and without the said exception, extended and continued in force, from the date of the expiration of the said 10 years, in the same manner as if all the provisions of the said Convention of 3 July 1815, was herein specifically recited.
It shall be competent, however, to either of the Contracting Parties, in case either should think fit, at any time after the expiration of the said 10 years, that is, after 20 October 1828, on giving due notice of 12 months to the other Contracting Party, to annul and abrogate this Convention; and it shall, in such case be accordingly entirely annulled and abrogated, after the expiration of the said term of notice.
The present Convention shall be ratified, and the ratifications shall be exchanged in 9 months, or sooner if possible.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the same, and have affixed thereto the seals of their arms.
DONE at London, the 6th day of August, in the year of our Lord 1827.
HENRY UNWIN ADDINGTON