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DEFINITIVE TREATY between Great Britain and Spain (and France). Signed at Paris, the 10th of February, 1763.*

EXTRACT. (Translation, as laid before Parliament.)

II. The Treaties of Westphalia, of 1648; those of Madrid between the Crowns of Great Britain and Spain, of 1667, and 1670; the Treaties of Peace of Nimeguen of 1678 and 1679; of Ryswick, of 1697; those of Peace and of Commerce of Utrecht, of 1713; that of Baden, of 1714; the Treaty of the Triple Alliance of the Hague of 1717; that of the Quadruple Alliance of London, of 1718; the Treaty of Peace of Vienna, of 1788; the Definitive Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, of 1748; and that of Madrid, between the Crowns of Great Britain and Spain, of 1750; as well as the Treaties between the Crowns of Spain and Portugal, of the 13th of February, 1668, of the 6th of February, 1715, and of the 12th of February, 1761; and that of the 11th of April, 1713, between France and Portugal, with the guaranties of Great Britain; serve as a basis and foundation to the Peace, and to the present Treaty: and for this purpose, they are all renewed and confirmed in the best form, as well as all the Treaties in general, which subsisted between the high Contracting Parties before the war, as if they were inserted here word for word, so that they are to be exactly observed for the future, in their whole tenor, and religiously executed on all sides, in all their points which shall not be derogated from by the present Treaty, notwithstanding all that may have been stipulated to the contrary by any of the high Contracting Parties. And all the said Parties declare, that they will not suffer any privilege, favour or indulgence, to subsist, contrary to the Treaties above confirmed, except what shall have been agreed and stipulated by the present Treaty.

XVI. The decision of the prizes, made in time of peace, by the subjects of Great Britain, on the Spaniards, shall be referred to the Courts of Justice of the Admiralty of Great Britain, conformably to the rules established among all nations, so that the

Renewed by Article II of the Treaty of Versailles, 1783.

que la validité des dites prises, entre les nations Britannique et Espagnole, sera décidée et jugée selon le droit des gens, et selon les Traités, dans les Cours de Justice de la nation qui aura fait la capture.

XVII. Sa Majesté Britannique fera démolir toutes les fortifi'cations que Ses sujets pourront avoir érigées dans la Baie de Honduras, et autres lieux du Territoire de l'Espagne, dans cette partie du monde, quatre mois après la ratification du présent Traité : et Sa Majesté Catholique ne permettra point que les sujets de Sa Majesté Britannique, ou leurs ouvriers, soient inquiétés, ou molestés, sous aucun prétexte que ce soit, dans les dits lieux, dans leur occupation de couper, charger et transporter, le bois de teinture ou de campêche et pour cet effet, ils pourront bâtir sans empêchement, et occuper sans interruption, les maisons et les magazins qui sont nécessaires pour eux, pour leurs familles, et pour leurs effets: et Sa Majesté Catholique leur assure, par cet Article, l'entière jouissance de ces avantages et facultés, sur les côtes et Territoires. Espagnols, comme il est stipulé ci-dessus, immédiatement après la ratification du présent Traité.

XVIII. Sa Majesté Catholique Se désiste, tant pour Elle que pour Ses Successeurs, de toute prétension, qu'elle peut avoir formée, en faveur des Guipuscoans, et autres de Ses sujets, au droit de pêcher aux environs de l'Isle de Terreneuve.

Fait à Paris, le 10 de Février, 1765.

Signé

BEDFORD, C. P.S. (L.S.) CHOISEUL, DUC DE PRASLIN, (L.S.) EL MARQUIS DE GRIMALDI, (L.S.)

TRAITÉ DÉFINITIF entre la Grande Bretagne et l'Espagne. Signé à Versailles, le 3 Septembre, 1788.

EXTRAIT.

I. 11 y aura une paix chrétienne, universelle et perpétuelle, tant par mer que par terre, et une amitié sincère et constante sera rétablie entre Leur Majestés Britannique et Catholique, et entre

validity of the said prizes, between the British and Spanish nations, shall be decided and judged, according to the law of nations, and according to Treaties, in the Courts of Justice of the nation who shall have made the capture.

XVII. His Britannic Majesty shall cause to be demolished all the fortifications which His subjects shall have erected in the Bay of Honduras, and other places of the Territory of Spain in that part of the world, four months after the ratification of the present Treaty and His Catholic Majesty shall not permit His Britannic Majesty's subjects, or their workmen, to be disturbed, or molested, under any pretence whatsoever, in the said places, in their occupation of cutting, loading, and carrying away logwood: and for this purpose, they may build without hindrance, and occupy without interruption, the houses and magazines which are necessary for them, for their families and for their effects: and His Catholic Majesty assures to them, by this Article, the full enjoyment of those advantages and powers on the Spanish coasts and Territories, as above stipulated, immediately after the ratification of the present Treaty.

XVIII. His Catholic Majesty desists, as well for himself, as for His successors, from all pretension, which He may have formed, in favour of the Guipuscoans, and other His subjects, to the right of fishing in the neighbourhood of the Island of Newfoundland. Done at Paris, 10th February, 1763.

Signed

BEDFORD, C. P. S. (L.S.) CHOISEUL, DUC DE PRASLIN, (L.S.) EL MARQUIS DE GRIMALDI, (L.S.)

DEFINITIVE TREATY between Great Britain and Spain. Signed at Versailles, September 3, 1783.*

EXTRACT. (Translation, as laid before Parliament.) I. There shall be a christian, universal, and perpetual peace, as well by sea as by land, and a sincere and constant friendship shall be re-established between Their Britannic and Catholic

* Confirmed by the 1st additional Article to the Treaty of 5th July, 1814.

Leurs Héritiers et Successeurs, Royaumes, Etats, Provinces, Pays, Sujets et Vassaux, de quelque qualité et condition qu'ils soient, sans exception de lieux, ni de personne, ensorte que les hautes Parties Contractantes apporteront la plus grande attention à maintenir entre Elles et Leurs dits Etats et sujets, cette amitié et correspondance réciproque, sans permettre dorénavant que de part ni d'autre, on commette aucunes sortes d'hostilités par mer ou par terre, pour quelque cause, ou sous quelque prétexte que ce puisse être, et on évitera soigneusement tout ce qui pourroit altérer à l'avenir l'union heureusement rétablie, s'attachant, au contraire, à Se procurer réciproquement, en toute occasion, tout ce qui pourroit contribuer à leur gloire, intérêts et avantages mutuels, sans donner aucun secours ou protection, directement ou indirectement, à ceux qui voudroient porter quelque préjudice à l'une ou à l'autre des dites hautes Parties Contractantes. Il y aura un oubli et amnistie générale de tout ce qui a pû être fait ou commis, avant ou depuis le commencement de la guerre qui vient de finir.

II. Les Traités de Westphalie de 1648; ceux de Madrid de 1667 et de 1670: ceux de Paix et de Commerce d'Utrecht de 1713; celui de Bade de 1714; de Madrid de 1715; de Seville de 1729; le Traité Définitif d'Aix-la-Chapelle de 1748; le Traité de Madrid de 1750; et le Traité Définitif de Paris de 1763, servent de base et de fondement à la paix, et au présent Traité; et pour cet effet, ils sont tous renouvellés et confirmés dans la meilleure forme, ainsi que tous les Traités en général qui subsistoient entre les hautes Parties Contractantes avant la guerre, et nommément tous ceux qui sont specifiés et renouvellés dans le susdit Traité Définitif de Paris, dans la meilleure forme, et comme s'ils étoient insérés ici mot à mot, en sorte qu'ils devront être observés exactement à l'avenir, dans toute leur teneur, et religieusement exécutés, de part et d'autre, dans tous les points auxquels il n'est pas dérogé par le présent Traité de Paix.

VI. L'intention des deux hautes Parties Contractantes étant de prevenir, autant qu'il est possible, tous les sujets de plainte et de mésintelligence, auxquels a précédemment donné lieu la coupe de bois de teinture, ou de campêche; et plusieurs établissemens Anglois s'étant formés et repandus, sous ce prétexte, dans

Majesties, and between their heirs and successors, Kingdoms, Dominions, Provinces, Countries, Subjects, and Vassals, of what quality or condition soever they be, without exception either of places or persons; so that the high Contracting Parties shall give the greatest attention to the maintaining between themselves and their said Dominions and subjects, this reciprocal friendship and intercourse, without permitting hereafter, on either Part, any kind of hostilities to be committed, either by sea or by land, for any cause, or under any pretence whatsoever; and they shall carefully avoid, for the future, every thing which might prejudice the union happily re-established, endeavouring, on the contrary, to procure reciprocally for each other, on every occasion, whatever may contribute to their mutual glory, interests, and advantage, without giving any assistance or protection, directly or indirectly, to those who would do any injury to either of the high Contracting Parties. There shall be a general oblivion and amnesty of every thing which may have been done or committed, before or since the commencement of the war which is just ended.

II. The Treaties of Westphalia of 1648; those of Madrid of 1667 and of 1670; those of Peace and of Commerce of Utrecht of 1713; that of Baden of 1714; of Madrid of 1715; of Seville of 1729; the Definitive Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle of 1748; the Treaty of Madrid of 1750; and the Definitive Treaty of Paris of 1763; serve as a basis and foundation to the Peace, and to the present Treaty; and for this purpose they are all renewed and confirmed, in the best form, as well as all the Treaties in general which subsisted between the high Contracting Parties before the war, and particularly all those which are specified and renewed in the aforesaid Definitive Treaty of Paris, in the best form, and as if they were herein inserted word for word; so that they are to be exactly observed for the future in their full tenor, and religiously executed by both Parties, in all the points which shall not be derogated from by the present Treaty of Peace.

VI. The intention of the two high Contracting Parties being to prevent, as much as possible, all the causes of complaint and misunderstanding heretofore occasioned by the cutting of wood for dying, or logwood; and several English Settlements having been formed and extended, under that pretence, upon the Spanish

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