TREATY OF PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA AND THE BEY AND SUBJECTS OF TRIPOLI OF BARBARY
8 Stat. 154, Treaty Series 358
Treaty signed at Tripoli November 4, 1796, and at Algiers January 3,
1797. Senate advice and consent to ratification June 7, 1797.
Ratified by the President of the United States June 10, 1797
Entered into force June 10, 1797 Proclaimed by the President of the
United States June 10, 1797.
"As the government of the United States of America is not in any
sense founded on the Christian Religion, -- as it has in itself no
character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of
Musselmen,-- and as the said States never have entered into any war
or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by
the parties that no pretext arising from religous opinions shall
ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the