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OF THE HOUSES OF
Being the FOURTH SESSION in the
Held in the Year 1794.
FORMING A SOURCE OF
AND SOLD BY:
upon the Table in the House of Lords by Lord GRENVILLE,
and in the House of Commons by Mr. Secretary DUNDAS. Convention between His Britannick Majesty and the Empress of Russia.
Signed at London, the 25th of March, 1793. THEIR Majesties the King of Great Britain and the Empress of all
the Russias, equally convinced of the importance and advantage to the two monarchies of the extension of the commerce which has hitherto fubfifted between their respective subjects, have acknowledged the necelity of immediately providing for this object by preliminary ftipulations, tilla definitive arrangement for a treaty of commerce can be agreed upon between the two Crowns. For this purpose, they have chosen and authorised, viz. His Britannick Majesty, the Most Illustrious and Moft Excellent Lord William Wyndham, Baron Grenville of Wotton, one of His Majesty's Privy Council, and his Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; and Her Majesty the Empress of all the Russias, the Most Illustrious and Most Excellent Lord Count Simon Woronzow, Lieutenant-General of the Armies of her said Imperial Majesty, her En. voy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to His Britannick Ma. jesty, and Knight of the Orders of St. Alexander Newsky, of the Military Order of St. George of the Third Class, and of St. Vlademir, Great Cross of the First Class: Who, after communicating to each other their full powers, finding them to be in good and due form, have agreed upon the following Articles:
ARTICLE I. The treaty of friendship, commerce, and navigation, concluded at St. Petersburgh in the year 1766, between the two monarchies, shall resume its force and activity, which shall continue, in all the clauses and stipulations, during the space of time hereafter fixed; and the two high contracting parties engage to employ themselves, in the interval, in the arrangement of a new treaty of commerce, for the purpose of securing, in a permanent manner, whatever 'may tend to consolidate and to extend the commerce and the navigation of the British and Russian subjects. In consequence whereof, His Britannick Ma. jesty, and Her Majesty the Empress of all the Russias, engage and pro. mise reciprocally to execute, observe, and accomplish, in all points, the above-mentioned clauses and ftipulations of the treaty of commerce of the year 1766, as if they were inserted here word for word, and in the same manner in which they were executed, observed, and accomplished before the year 1787, being the date of the expiration of the said Treaty; with exception only of those alterations which are agreed upon by the present act, and which will be mentioned in the following Articles.
Art. II. The college of commerce being no longer a court of justice, law-suits, and other affairs of English merchants established in Russia, shall be judged and regulated by the tribunals established for this pur. pose, in the same manner as is practised with regard to other nations who have treaties of commerce. In return for which, the Rullian subjects established in England shall be under the same jurisdiction of the same tribunals before which the affairs of other nations are brought, who have treaties of commerce with England,
Art. III. Her Imperial Majesty of all the Russias, in continuation of the encouragement which she has uniformly granted, in her states, to the commerce and navigation of British subjects, engages that they shall en, joy, in her ports in the Black Sea, and the Sea of Azoph, all the advantages and diminutions of the Custom-house duties, which are specified in the VIth Article of the edićt preceding the general tariff of the year 1782, and which is of the following tenor ;