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been deceived, in imagining that the Supreme Government of these Provinces was capable of submitting to the insults he thus offered to the American People.

My Measures, therefore, agreeably to this principle, will be for the present, and until the decision of the Sovereign Congress be known, those which I will now describe.

In the first place : an Official Communication will be dispatched immediately to General Lecor, in the following terms : [See Letter from the Supreme Director to General Lecor, Page 993.]

Secondly. The Extraordinary Mission to the Court of Rio Janeiro will be suspended, until it be clearly proved that the Negotiations which may be entered upon will be advantageous to these Provinces, and that they will have for their basis the National Independence, the evacuation of the Eastern Territory, and an entire conformity to the general opinion of its Inhabitants.

Thirdly. All the Subjects of His Most Faithful Majesty residing in this Capital shall leave it, within 3 days, for the Guardia de Luran; they being assured of good treatment, so long as General Lecor, on his part, shall not carry into effect the threats contained in his Decree of the 15th of February, and their Property being respected, agreeably to the Law of Nations.

Fourthly. The Officers from the Portuguese Army, who came in the Ship of War at present in this Port, shall immediately receive their Passports to return to the Place from whence they came.

Fifthly. It being neither just nor politic, according to the idea which I have now formed of the pretensions of the Court of Brazil, that whilst it maintains Armed Forces in a part of the Territory of this State, we should not oppose them, on our part, by other Forces, which may restrain their hostile operations, and place us in a situation to act more vigorously in case of necessity; I have determined that, besides the assistance lately sent to various Points of the Eastern Territory, additional aid of every description shall be dispatched thither; of which intention General Lecor has already been informed, in reply to a Complaiut made by him upon this subject.

To these Measures, and to others which I do not think proper to make public, will be added all those which can conduce to the objects already mentioned ; and I trust that the valour and patriotism of all good Citizens will dispose them to those sacrifices that they may be called upon to make, in consequence of an unfortunate Rupture, which it is, I declare, my desire to terminate by every means in my power, which the progress of events and the glory of the Country will permit. Buenos Ayres, 2nd March, 1817.

JUAN MARTIN DE PUEYRREDON. JUAN FLORENCIO Terrada, Secretary, ad interim.

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been deceived, in imagining that the Supreme Government of these Provinces was capable of submitting to the insults he thus offered to the American People.

My Measures, therefore, agreeably to this principle, will be for the present, and until the decision of the Sovereign Congress be known, those which I will now describe.

In the first place : an Official Communication will be dispatched immediately to General Lecor, in the following terms: [See Letter from the Supreme Director to General Lecor, Page 993.]

Secondly. The Extraordinary Mission to the Court of Rio Janeiro will be suspended, until it be clearly proved that the Negotiations which may be entered upon will be advantageous to these Provinces, and that they will have for their basis the National Independence, the evacuation of the Eastern Territory, and an entire conformity to the general opinion of its inhabitants.

Thirdly. All the Subjects of His Most Faithful Majesty residing in this Capital shall leave it, within 3 days, for the Guardia de Luran ; they being assured of good treatment, so long as General Lecor, on his part, shall not carry into effect the threats contained in his Decree of the 15th of February, and their Property being respected, agreeably to the Law of Nations.

Fourthly. The Officers from the Portuguese Army, who came in the Ship of War at present in this Port, shall immediately receive their Passports to return to the Place from whence they came.

Fifthly. It being neither just nor politic, according to the idea which I have now formed of the pretensions of the Court of Brazil, that whilst it maintains Armed Forces in a part of the Territory of this State, we should not oppose them, on our part, by other Forces, which may restrain their hostile operations, and place us in a situation to act more vigorously in case of necessity; I have determined that, besides the assistance lately sent to various Points of the Eastern Territory, additional aid of every description shall be dispatched thither; of which intention General Lecor has already been informed, in reply to a Complaint made by him upon this subject.

To these Measures, and to others which I do not think proper to make public, will be added all those which can conduce to the objects already mentioned ; and I trust that the valour and patriotism of all good Citizens will dispose them to those sacrifices that they may be called upon to make, in consequence of an unfortunate Rupture, which it is, I declare, my desire to terminate by every means in my power, which the progress of events and the glory of the Country will permit. Buenos Ayres, 2nd March, 1817.

JUAN MARTIN DE PUEYRREDON. Juan Florencio Terrada, Secretary, ad interim.

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INDEX.

A.

Page
Accessions to Treaties. See TREATIES.
Accounts. Financial, Commercial, &c. See GREAT BRITAIN,

UNITED STATES, &c.
Acts of the British Parliament. Foreign Trade between The United
States and Bermuda .....

1812, 1813, 1817. 486
Act of....do..... .Convention of Commerce, of 1815, with The

United States ...llth April, 1816. 549
.... of....do.....

..Duties upon British Goods exported direct

to The United States...30th June, 1817. 551
.... of....do...... ..Pensions of certain high and efficient Civil

Officers..... ....7th July, 1817. 470
Acts of the Congress of The United States. Suspension of Commer-
cial Intercourse with certain parts of St. Domingo.

1806, 1807, 328, 329
of.... do ......... T'onnage Duties upon Foreign Vessels.

January, March, 1817. 757
Act of....do...... Enlistments in the Service of Foreign Belli-
gerents; and expulsion of Foreign Ships.

5th June, 1794. 339
.... of....do .........Navigation of The United States.

Ist March, 1817. 758

Circular respecting do. 29th Sept., 1817. 950
.... of.. .do...... . Return of Discriminating Duties upon Bri-

tish Vessels ... .3rd March, 1817. 756
.... of....do...... Trade in Plaster of Paris..3rd March, 1817. 760
.... of....do... Deposit of the Papers of Foreign Vessels with

Foreign Consuls .......3rd March, 1817. 760
.... of.... do ..... Neutral Relations. Enlistments in the Ser.

vice of Foreign Belligerents,

3rd March, 1817. 839
See also Constitution, DecLARATION, DECREE, LAW, ORDER,

ORDINANCE.
Acts of Accession to Treaties. See Treaties.

.. (ADDITIONAL) to Treaties. See Treaties.
Act op Cession of 'The Empress Queen of Hungary and Bohemia.

Duehjes of Parma, Placentia, and Guastalla. 1748. 82

of The King of Sardinia..........do.......1748. 84
ADDRESS. See SPEECH. REPORT. MESSAGE.
AFRICA. Exportation of Gunpowder, Arms, &c. to, prohibited. Bri.
tish Orders in Council...,

...1817. 240, 731, 732
See also Slave TRADE.
AGREEMENT, See TREATIES.
ALVARA. See Decree.
(1816-17.]

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Page
AMELIA ISLAND. See FLORIDA.
AMERICA. Exportation of Gunporder, Arms, &c., to certain Parts of,

prohibited. British Orders in Council..1817. 140, 731. 732
l'nited States of North. See L'NITED STATES.

... Prorinces of South America. See Buenos Aires,

See also SPANISH ANERICA.
Antud Row Guicowar.. Treaty with Great Britain. Defensire

Alliance ..... Baroda, 21st April, 1805. 209
ARMS, AMMUNITION, &c. Exportation of, to Africa, to the West

Indies, or to certain Parts of America, prohibited. British
Orders in Council......

...1817..110, 731, 732
ARTICLES, ADDITIONAL, &c. See Treaties.
Aubaine. DROITS D'. See Droits D'AUBAINE.
Austria. Note of the Four Porrers to France. Diminution of the

Army of Occupation in France, Paris, 10th Feb. 1817. 824
Conference between the Plenipotentiaries of the Fire

Powers. Passports for Lucien Bonaparte for Thel'nited
States..

..... Paris, 13th March, 1817. 956
Note of the Fire Powers to Portugal. Mediation be-

tween Portugal and Spain. Portuguese Occupation of

Monte Video.... .... Paris, 16th March, 1817. 951
Conrention with Sardinia. Arrest and delirering up of
Deseriers....

.Vienna, 13th May, 1817. 748
Treaty with France, Great Britain, Prussia, and Russia,

and Spain. Duchies of Parma, Placentia, and

Guastalia... ..... Paris, 10th June, 1817. 75
Annexes. Extract of the Treaty of Aix-la-
Chapelle, 1718....

82
..Act of Cession of The Empress Queen

of Hungary and Bohemia ..1748. 82
.....Act of Cession of the King of Sar-
dinia ...

.....1748.

SI
Convention with Prussia. Fortress of Jayence.

Carlsbad, 10th August, 1817. 761
Act of Acceptance of the Sardinian Act of Accession to
the Definitire Treaty of Peace, with France, of 1815.

Vienna, 20th September, 1817. 832

B.

Banda ORIENTAL. Entrance of the Portuguese Troops into the.

Proclamation of the Portuguese Commander-

in-Chief.......: .... November, 1816. 982
Punishment of Disturbers of the Peace in the.
Decree of the Portuguese Commander-in-Chief.

Monte Video, 15th February, 1817. 938
.. Occupation of the, by the Portuguese Troops.

Note of the Plenipotentiaries of the Five Powers,
to the Portuguese Government. Mediation be-
tween Portugal and Spain.

Paris, 16th March, 1817. 954
do.....Correspondence between Portugal and
Buenos Ayres.....

.1816, 1817. 989
do..... Decree of the Supreme Director of Buenos
Ayres....,

.. 2nd March, 1817. 995

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