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and rakelas taken in Basseen and Arnolla; but as it is, perhaps, impossible to ascertain the identical guns and stores so taken, or as some of them may probably have been lost, or expended, that the spirit of this request be only attended to; and that Madajee Sindia be requested to consider this as a sull compliance with his wishes in that instance, and assured it is our intention to comply with them in tha,/ullest possible extent, although it will not admit of a more positive declaration.

Resolved, and it is hereby declared, that all grants or obligations heretofore made, and now subsisting, betwixt the English and Ragonaut Row, are now null and void; but this must not be construed to extend to any rights allowed by actual treaty.

Extrabl of Bengal Secret Consultations, the $d June,


ORDERED, That the following sunnud, granting the right and title possessed by the honourable company to the city and purgunnah of Baroach (in the terms of the third article of the treaty) to Madajee Scindia, be forthwith transmitted to Mr. Anderson.

Whereas it was stipulated, by the fourth article of the treaty of Poorundar, dated 1st March, 1776, "That the Peshwa and Maratta state do agree to give <c to the English company for ever, all right and title "to their entire share of the city and pergunnah of <f Baroach, as sull and complete as ever they collected "from the Moguls or otherwise, without retaining "claim of chout, or any other demand whatever, so v that the English company, shall possess it without "participation or claim of any kind:" and whereas the said article is accordingly declared to be continued in full force and effect, by the third article of the treaty concluded at Salbey, the 17th of May, 1782:

We the governor general and council for the affairs of the British nation in India, do, of our own freewill and accord, and on behalf of the honourable company, grant and make over unto the said Maha Rajah Subadar Madhoo Row Scindia, all right, title, and possession in the said entire share of the city and pergunnah of Baroach, which the honourable company ever did or might hold, in testimony of the sense which we entertain of the generous conduct manifested by Maha Rajah Subadar Madhoo Row Scindia, to the government of Bombay at Worgaung, and of his humane treatment and release of the English gentlemen who had been delivered as hostages on that occafion.

Extras of Bengal Secret Consultations, 10th July, 1782.

AGREED, That both the Mogul and Maratta shares of the town and pergunnah of Baroach, be ceded to Madajee Scindia; and that a new sunnud, bearing the date of the former, be sent to Mr. Anderson, to be substituted in lieu thereof, according to the following form.

N. B. The amended sunnud is not entered on the records.



1782. rpHE provisional articles of peace and 30 Nov. X reconciliation between Great Britain

and the American States.

1783. The definitive treaty of peace and friend3 Sept. ship betwen Great Britain and the United

States of America.

[The following is printed from the copy, which was published by authority, in 1783.]

The Definitive Treaty of Peace and Friendship, between his Britannic Majesty, and the United States of America. Signed at Paris, the $d of September, 1783.

In the name of the most Holy and Undivided Trinity*

IT having pleased the Divine Providence to dispose the hearts of the most Serene and most Potent Prince George the Third, by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the saith, Duke of Brunswic and Lunenburgh, Arch-treasurer and Prince Elector of the Holy Roman Empire, &c. and of the United States of America, to forget all past misunderstandings and differences that have unhappily interrupted the good correspondence and friendship which they mutually wish to restore; and to establish such a beneficial and satissactory intercourse between the two countries, upon the ground of reciprocal advantages and mutual convenience, as may promote and secure to both perpetual peace and harmony; and having for this desirable end already laid the foundation of peace and reconciliation, by the provisional articles signed at Paris, on the 30th of November, 1782,

by by the commissioners empowered on each part; which articles were agreed to be inserted in, and to constitute, the treaty of peace, propofed to be concluded between the Crown of Great Britain and the said United States, but which treaty was not to be concluded until terms of peace should be agreed upon between Great Britain and France, and his Britannic Majesty should be ready to conclude such treaty accordingly; and the treaty between Great Britain and France having since been concluded, his Britannic Majesty and the United States of America, in order to carry into sull effect the provisional articles above-mentioned, according to the tenor thereof, have constituted and appointed, that is to say, his Britannic Majesty, on his part, David Hartley, Esq; member of the parliament of Great Britain; and the said United States, on their part, John Adams, Esq; late a commissioner of the United States of America at the court of Versailles, late delegate in Congress from the state of Massachusets, and chief justice of the said state, and minister plenipotentiary of the said United States to their High Mightinesses the States General of the United Netherlands; Benjamin Franklin, Esq; late delegate in Congress from the state of Pennsylvania, president of the convention of the said state, and minister plenipotentiary from the United States of America at the court of Versailles; John Jay, Esq; late president of Congress, and chief justice of the state of New York, and minister plenipotentiary from the said United States at the court of Madrid; to be the plenipotentiaries for the concluding and signing the present definitive treaty: who, after having reciprocally communicated their respective full powers, have agreed upon and confirmed the following articles:

I. His Britannic Majesty acknowledges the said United States, viz. New Hampshire, Massachusets, Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South

Vol. II. Mm Carolina, Carolina, and Georgia, to be free, sovereign, and independent states; that he treats with them as such; and for himself, his heirs and successors, relinquishes all claims to the; government, propriety, and territorial rights of the same, and every part thereof.

II. And that all disputes which might arise in future on the subject of the boundaries of the said United States may be prevented, it is hereby agreed and declared, that the following are and shall be their boundaries, viz. from the north-west angle of Nova Scotia, viz. that angle which is formed by a line drawn due north, from the source of Saint Croix river to the Highlands, along the said Highlands which divide thofe rivers that empty themselves into the river St. Lawrence, from thofe which sall into the Atlantic ocean, to the north-westernmost head of Connecticut river; thence down along the middle of that river to the forty-fifth degree of north latitude; from thence by a line due west on said latitude until it strikes the river Iroquois or Cataraquy; thence along the middle of said river into lake Ontario; through the middle of said lake, until it strikes the communication by water between that lake and lake Erie; thence along the middle of said communication into lake Erie; through the middle of said lake, until it arrives at the watercommunication between that lake and lake Huron; thence along the middle of said water-communication into the lake Huron; thence through the middle of said lake to the water-communication between that lake and lake Superior; thence through lake Superior, northward of the isles Royal and Phelipeaux, to the ,Long Lake $ thence through the middle of said Long Lake, and the water-communication between it and the Lake of the Woods, to the said Lake of the Woods; thence through the said lake to the most north-western point thereof, and from thence on a due west courie to the river Mississippi; thence by a line to be drawn along the middle of the said river Mississippi, until it shall intersect the northernmost part of rj;e


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