Treasury Department June 15th. 1803.
The law of the 3d. May 18021 having directed that the sums payable by virtue of the convention of the 8th. day of January 1802, between the United States of America, and his Britannic Majesty2 should be paid in such Instalments, and at such times as are fixed by the said Convention; it seems necessary that this department should be furnished with an official copy of the Convention, and of the date of its ratification. I have the honor to be very respectfully Sir, Your Obed: Servt:
RC (DNA: RG 59, ML). In a clerk’s hand, signed by Gallatin; docketed by Wagner.
1. “An Act making an appropriation for carrying into effect the Convention between the United States of America and His Britannic Majesty,” 3 May 1802, provided for the payment of $2,664,000 to Great Britain in installments “as are fixed by the said convention” (U.S. Statutes at Large description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America … (17 vols.; Boston, 1848–73). description ends , 2:192).
2. The “Convention Regarding Articles 6 and 7 of the Jay Treaty and Article 4 of the Definitive Treaty of Peace,” 8 Jan. 1802, called for payment to be made in three equal, annual installments, beginning one year after the ratification of the convention (Miller, Treaties description begins Hunter Miller, ed., Treaties and Other International Acts of the United States of America (8 vols.; Washington, 1930–48). description ends , 2:488–90).