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Cominissioners of the Sinking Fund, fc.

SINKING FUND. Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, under the Act of 8th July, 1792. Martin Van Buren, Vice President of the United Stales. John Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Louis McLane, Secretary of Slale. Roger B. Tapey, Secretary of the Treasury. Benjamin F. Butler, Altorney General.

SECRETARI. Asbury Dickins, $250 per annum.

PRIVATE LAND CLAIMS. Commissioners for the Final Adjustment of Private Land Claims in Mis

souri, under the Act of July 9, 1832. R. Conway, Recorder of Land Titles in Missouri,............$1500 00 *(Vacant)....................

1500 00 Wikins Updike, of R. Island... } Commissioners......


1500 00 Note.-For Act of 9th July 1832, constituting this Board, see Vol. XI. p. 104.

• Occasioned by the resignation of Lewis F. Linn, elected to the Senate of the United States, by the State of Missouri.

An ACT supplementary lo the act entitled "An act for the final adjust

ment of land claims in Missouri.” (Approved July 9, 1832.] Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representalives of the United States of America in Congress Assembled, that the provisions of the act to which this is a suppleinent, shall be extended to, and embrace in its operations, every claim to a donation of land in the State of Missouri, held in virtue of settlement and cultivation; and the connaissioners appointed under the above recited act, shall proceed to consider, decide, and report upon the aforesaid claims, under the provisions of the several acts of Congress heretofore passed in relation to saiit claims, and funder such provisions and restrictions of the act to which this is a supplepment, as may be applicable thereto.

SEC. 2 And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the Recorder and Commissioners aforesaiid, to continue to take the testimony of all such claims as heretofore described, for and during the term htwo years, from the date of the act to which this is a supplement, any Haw to the contrary 'int withstanding. [ Approved March, 2, 1833.]

CLAIMS ON FRANCE. Board of Comiuissioners under the Convention with France, concluded

July 4, 1831. George W. Campbell, of Tennessee,

$3000 00 John K. Kane, of Pennsylvania, Commissioners........

3000 00 Romulus M. Saunders, of N. C.

3000 00 John E. Frost, of District of Columbia, Secretary...... ...2000 00 John H. Wheeler, of North Carolina, Clerk....

.......... ........1500 00 Note. For the Act constituting this Board see Kol. XI. p. 82.


CLAIMS ON NAPLES. Board of Commissioners under the Treaty with the King of the Tzoo Si.

cilies, concluded Oclober 14, 1832. Wyllys Silliman, of Ohio....

$3000 00 John R. Livingston, of N. Y. Y Commissioners ..

3000 001 Joseph C. Cabot, of Mass....

3000 00 Tomas Swann, Jr. of District of Columbia, Secretary............2000 00 John W. Overton, of District of Columbia, Clerk....

1500 00

An Act to carry into effect the Convention between the United States and

his Majesty the King of the Two Sicilies, concluded at Naples on the fourteenth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two.

Sec. 1. Be it enacled by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Thai the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint three Commissioners, who shall form a board, whose duty it shall be to receive and examine all claims which may be presented to theni uoder the Couvention between the United States and the King off the Two Sicilies of the fourteenth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, which are provided for by the said Convention, according to the provisions of the same, and the principles of justice, eguity, and the law of nations. The said .board shall have a Secretary, versed in the French and Italian languages and a clerk both to be a ppointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate :

And the Commissioners, Secretary and Clerk, shall, before they enter on the duties of their office, take oath well and faithfully to perform the du. ties thereof.

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said Commissioners, shall be, and they are hereby, authorized to make all needful rules and regulations, nor contravening the laws of the land, the provisions of this act, or the provisions of the said Convention for carrying their said Commission into full and complete effect.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That the members of the board so coustituted shall meet at the city of Washington, and their salaries shall begin so be allowed within thirty days after the exchange of the ratifications of the Convention shall have been proclaimed by the President of the Voited States; and, within one year from the time of said meeting, tney shall terminate their duties. And the Secretary of State is required as soon as tbe said proclamation of the President shall have been made, to give notice of the said meeting ; to be published in two newspapers in Wasbington, and in such other papers as he may think proper.

SEC. 4. And be u further enacted, That all socords, documents, or other papers, which now are in, or hereafter during the continuance of lihis Commission may come into the possession of the Department of State, in relation to such claims, shall be delivered to the commission aforesaid.

SEC. 5. And be il further enacled, That the compensation of the respective officers, for whose appointment provisiou is made by this act, shall not exceed the following sums, namely: to each of the said Com

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puissioners, at the rate of three thousand dollars per annum; to the Se.

relany of the board, at the rate of two thousand dollars per annum ; and to the clerk, at the rate of fifteen hundred dollars per annum And ine President of the United States shall be, and he is bereby, authorized to make such provision for the contingent expenses of said commis. sion, as shall appear to bim reasonable and proper, and the said salaries and expenses shall be paid out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated.

SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That the said commissiorers shall vrport to the Secretary of State a list of all the several awards made by finem; a certified copy thereot shall be by him transmitted to the Secreeary of the Treasury, who shall thereupon distribute in rateable propor{tions, among the persons in whose favor the awards shall have been made, such moneys as may have been received into the Treasury in virtue of this act according to the proportions which their respective awards shall bear to the whole amount then received, first deducting such sums of money an may be due the United States from said persons in whose favor said awards shall be made ; and shall cause certificates to be is. sued by the Secretary of the Treasury, in such form as he may prescribe, showing the proportion to which each may be entitled of the amount that may thereafter be received ; and on the presentation of the said certificates at the Treasury, as the mett proceeds of the general instalipents, payable to the Neapolitan Government, shall have been received, such proportions thereof shall be paid to the legal holders of the said certificates

SEC. 7. And be il further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury, to cause the several instalments with the interest thereon payable to the United States, in virtue of the said Convention, to be received from the Neapolitan (iovernment, and transfer. red to the United States, in such manner as he may deem best, and the nett proceeds thereof to be paid into the Treasury, and the same are hereby appropriated, to satisfy the awards herein provided for.

SEC. 8. And be il further enacted, that the communications to and from the Secretary of the Board of Commissioners, on the business of the Commission, shall pass by mail, free of postage.

SEC. 9. And be it further enacled, That as soon as said Commission shall be executed and completed, the records, documents, and all other papers, in the possession of the commission or its officers, shall be deposited in the office of the Secretary of State. [Approved March 2, 1833)

Contention between the Government of the United States of Americas and

his Majesty the King of the Kingdom of the two Sicilies, to terminate the reclamations of said Government, for the depredations inflicted upon American commerce by Murat, during the years 1809, 1810, 1811, and 1812: Concluded at Naples, October 14, 1832, and ratified June 8th, 1833.

The Government of the United States of America and his Majesty the King of the Kingdom of the two Sicilies, desiring to terminate the recla. mations advanced by said Government against his said Majesty, in order that the merchants of United States may be indemnified for the losses inflicted upon them by Murat, by the depredations, seizures, confisca

frions and destruction of their vessels and cargoes, during the years 1809, 10, '11, and ’12, and his Sicilian Majesty desiring thereby to strengthen with the said Government the bonds of that harmony, not nitherto distur. bed, the said Government of the United States and his aforesaid Majesty, the King of the Kingdom of the iwo Sicilies håve with one accord, resolved to come to an adjustment; to effectuate which they have respectively named and furnished with the necessary powers, viz the said Go. verument of the United States, John Nelson, Esquire, a citizen of said States, ishit their bargé d'Affaires near his Majesty the King of the

Kingdom of the two Siciles; and bis Majesty his Excellency I). Antonio Maria Statello, Prince of Cassaro, Marquis of Spaccaforno, Count Sta. tellr: &c. &c. &c. his said Majesty's Minister Secretary of State for

Foreigo Affairs, &c. &c. who after the exchange of their respective full powers found in good and due form, have agreed to the following articles:

ART. I His Majesty the King of the Kingdom of the two Sicilies, with a view to satisfy the aforesaid reclainations, for the depredations, sequestrations, confiscations and destruction of the vessels and cargoes of the merchants of the United States, (and for every expense of every kind what. ever incident to, or growing out of the same) inflicted by Murat during the years 1809, '10, '11, and '12, obliges himself to pay the sum of two millivos, one huudred and fifteen thousand Neapolitan ducats to the Government of the United States; seven thousand six hundred and seventyome ducats, part thereof, to be applied to re-imburse the said Government for the expense incurre by it, in the transportation of American seaipen from the Kingdom of Naples, during the year 1810, and the resi. due to be distributed amongst the claimanis by the said Government of the United States in such manner, and according to such rules as it may prescribe

ART. 2 The sum of two millions one hundred and fifteen thousand Neapolitan ducats agreed on in article the 1st, shall be paid in Naples,

in oine equal instalments of two hundred and thirty-five thousand Jucats; and with interest thereon at the rate of four per centuin per annum, to be calculated from the date of the interchange of the ratification of this Convention, until the whole sum sball be paid. The first instalment shall be payable twelve months after the exchange of the said ratifica. tion, and the remaining instalments, with the interest, successively, one year after another. The said payments shall be made in Naples into the hands of such person as shall be duly authorized by the Goveroment of the United States to receive the same.

ART. 3 The present Convention shall be ratified and the ratifications thereof shall be exchanged in this capital, in the space of eight months from this date or soover if possible.

In faith whereof the parties above named have respectively subscribed these articles, and thereto affixed their seals. Done at Naples on the 14th day of October, 1832.


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This Convention nas duly ratitfied on both parts, ano the respective ratifications of the same were exchanged at Naples, on the 8th of June, 1833, by Auguste Davegac on the part of the United States, and the Prince of Cassaro on the part of the King of Kingdom of the two Sicilies.

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Treaty of Navigation and Commerce between the United States of America and

the Emperor of all the Russias, concluded at St. Petersburg, December
6th-18th, 1892; and the respective ratifications of the same were exchangod
at the City of Washington, on the lith day of May, 1833 ; by Edward
Livingston, Secrelary of State of the United States, and the Baron de Krude
nar, Envoy Extranrdinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of His Majesty the
Enperor of ali the Russias, in the said United States, on the part of their re-
spective Governments.

In the name of the most Holy and Indivisible Trinity : The United Siates of America, and His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, equaily animated with the desire of maintaining the relations of good understanding, which have hitherto so happily sub-i ied between their rekpective States, and of extending and consolidating the commercial intercourse between them, lase agreed to enter into negotia' ions for the conelu. sion oi'a treaty of navigation and commerce: for which purpose the President of the United States has conferred full powers on Jamos Buchanan, thir Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary near His Imperial Majesty; and His Majesty the Eniperor of all the Russias has conferred lile powers on the Sieur Charles Robert Count de Nesselrode, His Vice Chancellor, Knight of the Orders of Russia, and of many others, &c. ; and iba said Pienipolentiaries having exchaoged their full powers, found in good and due form, have concluded and sigoed the following articles :

fart. I. There shall be between the territories of the Higb Contracting Parties, a reciprocal liberty of commerce and navigation. The inhabitants of their respective states sball, mutually, have liberty to enter the ports, places and rivers of the territories of each party, wherever foreign commerce

permitted. They shall be at liberty to sojouru and reside in all parts whatsoever of said territories, in order to attend to their affairs, and they shall enjoy, to that effect, the same security and protection as natives of the country wherein they reside, on condition of their submitting to the aws aod ordinances there prevailing, and particularly to the regulations in force concerning commerce.

ART. 11, Russian vessels arriving either laden or in ballast, in the ports of the United States of America ; and reciprocaliv, vessels of the United

States arriving, either laden or in hallasi, in the ports of the Empire of Rus. ria, shall be treated, on their entrance, during their stay, and at their de. partore, upon the same fooning as national vessels, coming from the same

place, with respect to the duties of toonage. lu regard to light-house duties, pilotage, and port charges, as well as to the sees and perquisites of public or

ficers, and all other duties and charges, of whatever kind or denomination, levied upon vessels of commerce, in the name or to the profit of the govern 10401, ine iucal authorities, or of any private establishments whatsoever, the High Contracting Parties shall reciprocally treat each other upon ihe footing of the most favored nations wiih whom they have not treaties now actually in force, regulating the said duties and charges on the basis of an entire reciprocity.

Art. III. All kind of merchandise and articles of commerce, which may be lawfully imported into the ports of the Empire of Russia in Russian res. sels, may, also, be so imported in vessels of the United States of America, without paying other or higher duties or charges, of whatever kind or de. noinination, levied in the name, or to the profit, of the government, the local authorities, or of any private establishment whatsoever, than if the sime merchandise or other articles of commerce had been imported in Russian

vessels. And reciprocally, all kind of merchandise and articles of commerce which may be lawfully imported into the ports of the United S ates of Ainerio


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