GREAT BRITAIN, 1870. 351 there may be an appeal from the decision of any court of the high contracting parties, in the same manner as by the law of the country where the court sits is allowed in other cases of maritime prize. Ancrroma III. It is agreed that in case of an American merchant vessel searched by Disposal or vesa British cruiser being detained as having been engaged in the African *1 d°°°l”°d M *‘ slave trade, or as having been fitted out for the purposes thereof, she 'l'"°" shall be sent to New York or Key West, whichever shall be most accessible for adjudication, or shall be handed over to an United States cruiser, if one should be available in the neighborhood of the capture · and that in the corresponding case of a British merchant vessel searched by an United States cruiser being detained as having been engaged in the African slave trade, or as having been fitted out for the purposes thereof, she shall be sent fos adjudication to the nearest or most accessible British colony, or shall be handed over to a British cruiser, if one should be available in the neighborhood of the capture. All the witnesses and proofs necessary to establish the guilt of the w,,,,,,,,,,,, and master, crew, or other persons found on board of any such vessel, shall proofs. be sent and handed over with the vessel itself, in order to be produced to the court before which such vessel or persons may be brought for trial. All negroes or others (necessary witnesses excepted) who may be on Nagrws, &c., board either an American or a British vessel for the purpose of being *`°°° °“ "°“""· consigned to slavery, shall be handed over to the nearest British authority. They shall be immediately set at liberty, and shall remain free, Her Britannic Majesty guaranteeing their liberty. With regard to such ,80 0 .. Inm,,c_ of those negroes or others as may be sent in with the detained vessel as tq,,m.;» Ame]., r, P, necessary witnesses, the Government to which they may have been de- 352.] livered shall set them at liberty as soon as their testimony shall no longer be required, and shall guarantee their liberty. . Where a detained vessel is handed over to a cruiser of her own nation, an officer in charge, and other necessary witnesses and proofs, shall accompany the vessel. Aarrrotu IV. It is mutually agreed that the instructions for the ships of the navies Instructions anof both nations destined to prevent the African slave trade, which are ¤€¤¤¢\ :¤f¤1'¤¤ Pm annexed to this convention, shall form an integral part thereof, and shall ° "°" Y· have the same force and effect as if they had been annexed to the treaty of the 7th of April, 1862, in lieu of the instructions forming annex A to that treaty. ` Anrrcnu V. In all other respects the stipulations of the treaty of April 7, 1862, Other tppsrgaé pf shall remain in full force and effect until terminated by notice given by :;*;*2; fn mm ° one of the high contracting parties to the other, in the manner pre- ' scribed by Article XII thereof ABTICLE VI. The high contracting parties engage to communicate thepresent cou- Ngtice W ml¤¢><! vention to the mixed courts of justice, and to the officers in command °°‘“` “· of their respective cruisers, and to give them the reqm ite instructions in pursuance thereof, with the least possible delay. Anmcnm VII. The present additional convention shall have the same duration as the Durnticrr of contreaty of the 7th of April, 1862, and the additional article thereto of "°E’§;;'kN,c,0 x,, the 17th of February, 1863. It shall be ratified, and the ratitications ,,6,,,, 0, pm, pf shall be exchanged at London as soon as possible. aspéjtincmunl
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