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16] * ceed to the Bay of Samana, and will there, under instructions from

the Navy Department, take actual possession of the lands, coasts, islands, waters, and property leased, in the name of the United States, whenever it shall appear that the cession of the sovereignty and the dominions of the republic is not to be completed, and will give public notice that the occupation, title, and jurisdiction have changed, and that the United States will not respect any grants or concessions made by the Dominican Republic within the bounds of the territory leased subse. quently to the preliminary arrangement made in September last, and that thereafter all titles must be derived from the United States. As soon as possible after performing these several duties, the Presi

. dent desires that you will return to the United States, and Ir. Perry will hand you the treaty and the convention, if executed on the part of the Dominican Republic, in order that you may bring them here to be submitted to the Senate at an early day. If it be possible, it is much to be desired that the authority from that government to its agent to ex: change the ratifications at Washington should also accompany you.

Although the treaty allows four months for the ascertainment of the will of the people of San Domingo on the question of annexation with the United States, it is thought that the expression of that will can be obtained in much less time, and you will ask Mr. Perry to urge upon the government there this view, and induce them, if possible, to obtain the popular expression in the shortest time consistent with its fair determination.

The President enjoins that the fact and the object of your visit to San Domingo, as well as the provisions of the proposeil instruments, shall be kept a secret as long as practicable.

Your necessary personal expenses while awaiting the result of Mr. Perry's negotiations, and while carrying out the President's instructions afterward, will be borne by this Department, provided that you keep an accurate account of them, supporting the same with vouchers, when practicable.

In addition to the papers already referred to, I inclose a translation of all official statement of the debt of the Dominican Republic, and also an official statement of the grants and concessions already made by that republic, with a translation of the same; all of which papers the President desires to have officially certified as true and correct statements under the seal of that republic. I also inclose an official statement of the national property of the republic, with a translation thereof, which will serve to guide Mr. Perry in framing the scheduloto the treaty, and also to aid you in giving the directions as to taking possession. I also inclose an official statement of the population of the republic.

You will find herewith a sealed letter to the minister of foreign relations of the Dominican Republic, and an open copy of the same. I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

HAMILTOX FISH. Brevet Brigadier General ORVILLE E. BABCOCK.

Lixt of inclosure's attached hereto..

1. Draught for proposedl treaty.
2. Draught for proposed convention.
:3. Sebedue of arms, ammunition, &c.
1. Translation of the contract or treaty with Hartmont & Co.

j. Prospectus of the London loan. * 6. Translation of the official statement of the Dominican debt. 17]

7. Official statement of the Dominican concessions, with translation of the same.

8. Official statement of the national property of the republic, with translation of same.

9. Translation of an official statement of population of the Dominican Republic

lluclovire No. 1.]

Draught of the proposed treaty. The people of the Dominican Republic, having, through their government, expressed their desire to be incorporated into the United States, as one of the Territories thereof, in order to provide more effectually for their security and prosperity; and the United States being desirous of meeting the wishes of the people and govermment of that republic, the high contracting parties have determined to accomplish, by treaty, object's so important to their mutual and permanent welfare.

For this purpose the President of the United States has given full powers to and the President of the Dominican Republic has given full powers to and the said plenipotentiaries, after having communicated to each other their respective full powers, found in good and clue form, have agreed upon and concluded the following articles :

ARTICLE I.

The Dominican Republic, acting subject to the wishes of its people, to be expressed as liereinafter provided within four monthis from the date hereof, renounces all rights of sovereignty, and all existence as an independent sovereign nation, and cedes to the United States all its domains, to be held by them in full sovereignty and to be andexed to the United States as one of their Territories, subject to the same constitutional provisions with their other Territories. It also cedes to the United States the absolute fee and property in all the public clifices, custom-louses, fortifications, barracks, ports, harbors, navy, and navy yards, docks, magazines, arms, armaments, and accoutrements, archives, public documents, and other property (public lands not herein enumerated alone excepted) of the said Dominican Rizomblie, of which a sehedule is annexed to this treaty.

ARTICLE II.

The citizens of the Dominican Republie shall be incorporated into the United States is citizes thereof inhabiting one of its Territories, and shall be maintained and protected in the free enjoyment of their liberty and prosperity as such citizens, and may Pue admitted into the Union as a State upon such terms and conditions and at suchtime 4 Congress shall provide by law.

ARTICLE III.

The public lands and property belonging to the Dominican Republic, not herein speitically ceded to the United States, are pledged to the payment of all the public debt, liquidated or unliquidated, which shall remain after the payment hereinafter provided for in this treaty.

ARTICLE I\'.

The people of the Dominican Republie shall, within four months from the date hereof, express, in a manner conformable to their laws, their will concerning the cession herein provided for; and the United States shall, until such expression shall be hal, protect the Dominican Republic against foreign interposition, in order that the national expression may be free.

ARTICLE V.

The C'nited States shall pay to the Dominican Republic for the property hereby ceded the sum of one million five hundred thousand dollars in the gold coin of the United States, such payment not to be made until the Senate of the United States shall have given its advice and consent to the making of this treaty, and an appropriation shall be made by Congress therefor, and until delivery of all the property ceded shall be made to the persons authorized to receive the same. [8]

* ARTICLE VI. The Dominican Republic engages to apply the amount so paid toward the redemption of its public debt, and to hold its public lands as a security for the payment of any part thereof, liquidated or unliquidated, which may remain unpaid after such application, and after the execution hereof, to make no grants or concessions of lands or rights in lands, and to contract no further debts, until Congress shall assume jurisdiction over the territory, and officers shall be appointed to administer the attairs thereof. The United States in no event are to be liable for the payment of any part of such debt, or of the interest thereon, or of any obligation of the Dominican Republic.

ARTICLE VII.

Until provision shall be made by law for the government, as a Territory of the United States, of the domaiu hereby ceded, the laws of the Dominican Republic which are not in conflict with the Constitution and laws of the United States shall remain in force; and the executive and judicial officers of the republic shall retain their ottices until Congress shall enact laws for the government of the Territory, and until persons shall be appointed to ottice pursuant thereto.

ARTICLE VIII. Immediately after the exchange of the ratifications of this treaty, the President of the United States shall appoint a commissioner to proceed to the Dominican Republic and receive the transfer of the domains and the property hereby ceded, subject to the foregoing provisions.

ARTICLE IX.

The present treaty shall be ratified by the contracting parties, it being understood that it must receive the constitutional ailvice and consent of the Senate of the United States before it can be ratified on the part of the United States; and the ratitications shall be exchanged at Washington within four months from the date hereof, or sooner if possible.

In witness whereof the respective plenipotentiaries have signed th
thereto affixed their respective seals.
Done at

the
day of

in the year of our Lord one thousanıl eight hundred and sixty-nine.

treaty, and

SCHEDULE OF TIIE EDIFICES AND OTHER PROPERTY CEDED BY THE DOMINICAN RE

PUBLIC TO THE UNITED STATES, BY ARTICLE I OF THE FOREGOING TREATY.

Witness the hands of the said plenipotentiaries, at

, the

dar of

. A. D. 1.69.

[Inclosure Wo. 2.)

Draught of the proposed convention. Whereas the United States of America and the Dominican Republic have simultaneously herewith entered into a treaty, subject to the advice and consent of the Senate of the United States, whereby, among other things, the Dominican Republic cedes to the United States all its dominions and sovereignty, and a portion of its public property, and whereby the United States undertake to pay to the Dominican Republic for such portion of its public property, upon such advice and consent of the Senate being given, and after an appropriation therefor made by Congress, the sum of one million five hondred thousand dollars in the gold coin of the United States;

And whereas the United States have simultaneously herewith, and at the request of the Dominican Republic, paid to the Dominican Republic the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, to be by them received as a part of the said sum of one milliou tive hundred thousand dollars in case of the exchange of the ratification of said treaty as therein provided, and otherwise as hereinafter provided;

And whereas the United States desire to have some adequate security for the reparfull powers

ment of the said sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, in case the said treaty is not ratified; and the Dominican Republic desires to give such security, and further * to insure to itself and its people the advantages which will come from [9] the occupation by the United States of the territory about the Bay of Samana, which is hereinafter described: For this purpose the President of the United States of America has furnished with

and the Dominican Republic has furnished with full powers who, after exchanging their said full powers, found in gooil and due forin, have concluded and signed the following articles :

ARTICLE I. Immediate possession anı occupancy is given to the United States of all the territory within the Dominican Republic which lies north of the parallel of latitude which shall touch the extreme southern point of the laguna near Cape Rafael, as shown on the map of the Island of San Domingo, made by Rev. A. Schombuck, and published in 1858, under the crder of his excellency Buenaventura Baez, aud east of the meridian of longitude which runs ten miles west of the Boca Grande, as represented on the same map, (or west from Greenwich,) together with all the lands, coasts, islands, islets, cays, and waters embraced within such limits. And it is agreed that the said extreme southern point of the laguna and the Boca Grande shall be determined by the naval officers of the United States when actual possession is given, and that plans thereof shall be madle, and duplicate copies given to each government. The United States shall have, possess, and oceupy the same for the period of ninety-nine years from the date hereof, and the Dominican Republic hereby relinquishes to the United States the local jurisdiction thereof, and of all the persons and property therein, during the period of said occupation, and engages that the United States shall have, possess, and occupy the same, without molestation, hinderance, or interference of said republic, or any of the authorities or citizens thereof.

ARTICLE II.

The United States may improve the said property by the erection of such structures and otherwise as they shall think proper and nocessary to secure the occupation and enjoyment thereof, the safety of the vessels and property of the United States, and of the citizens thereof, and the development of the territory hereby conveyed. They shall also have the right to acquire the said territory at any time before the expiration of the said term, by paying to the said republic the sum of two millions of dollars in gold coin of the United States. They may make grants in fee of any part or parts of said land, or of any rights in the same, and receive the compensation therefor. And at the expiration of the said terin, if the United States do not elect to purcbase as aforesaid, the whole estate shall revert to the Dominican Republic, they paying the United States the value of the public improvements belonging to the United States, and recognizing the grants of the United States, and the United States paying to the said republic the sums received for such grants.

ARTICLE III.

During the continuance of said terin, and the peaceable occupation of said territory by the United States, the United States shall pay to the Dominican Republic, at the treasury of the United States in Washington, on the

day of

in each year, the sun of

thousand dollars in gold coin of the United States, as the annual rental thereof. The said sum of one hundred and lifty thousand dollars, with interest thereon at the rate of per cent. per annum, in like gold coin of the United States, is to be applied pro tonto to the payment of such rent.

ARTICLE IV. In case the United States shall establish a naval or military station, or either, on any part of the tract hereinabove described, the Dominican Republic shall, on demand of the chief officer in command thereof, arrest and surrender to the United States all deserters from the Army or Navy of the United States found within the said Territory of the Dominican Republic; but the expense of such arrest and surrender shall be borne by the United States.

ARTICLE V.

In case the said treaty executed simultaneously herewith is ratifient and goes into effect, and the United States become possessed of all the sovereignty and property therein ceded to it, this convention ceases to have any force or ettect, and the sum of one hundreel and tifty thousand dollars above mentionell will be taken and esteeme to be part of the sum of one million tive hundred thousand rollars agreed to be paid by the convention signeil simultaneously herewith.

ARTICLE VI.

This convention shall be ratified by both parties; it being merstool that it cannot be ratified by the United States until it has received the advice and consent of the Senate of the United States, and the ratification shall take place at Washington within four months from the date hereof, or sooner, if possible.

In witness whereof the respective plenipotentiaries have signed this treaty and have hereunto attixed their seals. *Done in duplicate at

the
day of

in the year of our Lori one thousand right lumdrech :und sixty-nine.

(Inclosure No. 3.) Schedule of arms, munitions, ofr., ordered in the United Statex for the account of the Dominica

gorernment.

100 Springfield breech-loading ritle-muskets, caliber.50, model 18454.
50 Spencer carbines, caliber .30.
30,000 center-primed metallic cartridges, caliber .50.
15,000 Spencer carbine cartridges, caliber .50.
1,000 Springfield ritle-muskets, caliber .50.
1 forge and tools in 2 chests, (for mountain howitzers.)
1 set carriage-maker's tools in 2 chests, (for mountain howitzers.)
24 ammunition chests, (för mountain howitzers.)

20 pack-saddles, barness, and equipments complete, for at battery for 4 mountain boxitzers and carriages.

100,000 elongated ball cartridges, caliber .5%. 500 sets infantry accouterments, caliber .58. 4 mountain howitzers and carriages, with implements and equipments completi. 250 mountain howitzer shells, fixed. 1,500 moutain howitzer case-shot, fixed. 250 mountain howitzer canister, tixeil. 3,000 pounds inortar powiler. 2,000 pounds musket powder. 7,000 pounds lead. 2 12-pound Napoleon gws, rebel. 2 12-pound gun-carriages and limbers, with implements and equipments complete. 180 12-pound shot, fixed. 60 12-pound shells, fixed. 210 12-pound case-shot, fixail. 120 12-pound canister, fixed. 2 3-inch wrought-iron ritled guns. 2 3-inch gim-carriages and limbers, with implements and equipments complete. 360 3-inch Hotchkiss shells, rounds. 180 3-inch Hotchkiss case, rounds. 60 3-inch Hotchkiss canister, rowds. 200 pairs shoes. 25 bugles.

(Inclosure No. 4.1

(From the San Domingo Boletin Oficial, September 25, 1860.-De oficio.)

Tratado para

el empréstito.

Deseando el Gobierno de la República Dominicana, contraer un empréstito con el objeto de desarrollar sus trabajos públicos, y la industria y comercio de sus nacionales, se han adjustado y convenido los siguientes pactos, entre dicho Gobierno representado por el Ciudadano Ricardo Curiel, Ministro de Hacienda, debidamente autorizado, y el Sr. Eduardo H. Hartmont, representando su casa Hartmont y Ca. de Londres, y cuales quier otras casas que puedan uírsele en la ejecucion de este Tratado,

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