for the Purchase of Alaska from Russia
having exchanged their
full powers, which were found to be in due form, have agreed upon and signed
the following articles:
His Majesty the Emperor of all the
Russias agrees to cede to the United States, by this convention, immediately
upon the exchange of the ratifications thereof, all the territory and
dominion now possessed by his said Majesty on the continent of America and
in the adjacent islands, the same being contained within the geographical
limits herein set forth, to wit: The eastern limit is the line of
demarcation between the Russian and...
one part and on the other
by His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, the ratifications shall be
exchanged at Washington within three months from the date hereof, or sooner
In faith whereof, the respective
plenipotentiaries have signed this convention, and thereto affixed the seals
of their arms.
Done at Washington, the thirtieth day of March in
the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty seven.
William H. Seward
Edouard de Stoeckl