Adams Papers

Correction to Draft of Portuguese-American Treaty, 25 Apr. 1786

<And it is further specially agreed that> [except] the liberty of introducing woollens into the kingdom of Portugal <which has been ceded> to certain nations <in compensation for their privileges yeilded on their grant to the commerce of Portugal, shall not be understood to be communicated to the citizens of the U. S. by this or any other article of the present treaty.> [which is the effect of a particular & reciprocal compensn] [expansion sign]

strike out the words ‘whose privilege is not the effect of a particular and reciprocal compensation’ and add at the end of the clause the above paragraph.

Saving however the Liberty of introducing Woolens

MS (MHi: Adams Papers).

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