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GREECE, 1837. 377 Governments will take care that these companies do not commit any vexatious or arbitrary acts. Amicus XV. It is agreed that vessels arriving directly from the United States of q.m,.,um, America at a port within the dominions of His Majesty the King of Greece, or from the Kingdom of Greece at a port of the United States of America, and provided with a bill of health granted by an officer having competent power to that effect at the port whence such vessel shall have sailed, setting forth that no malignant or contagious diseases prevailed in that port, shall be subjected to no other quarantine than such as may be necessary for the visit of the health officer of the port where such vessels shall have arrived, after which said vessels shall be allowed immediately to enter and unload their cargoes: Provided always that there shall be on board no person who, during the voyage, shall have been attacked with .any malignant or contagious diseases; that such vessels shall not during their passage have communicated with any vessel liable itself to undergo aquarantine, and that the country whence they came shall not at that time be so far infected or suspected that before their arrival an ordinance had been issued, in consequence of which all vessels coming from that country should be considered as suspected, and consequently subject to quarantine. Anrrctn XVI. Considering theyremoteness of the respective countries of the two Blockaded ports. high contracting parties, and the uncertainty resulting therefrom with respect to the various events which may take place, it is agreed that a merchant vessel belonging to either of them which may be bound to a port supposed at the time of its departure to be blockaded, shall not, however, be captured or condemned for having attempted a first time to enter said port, unless it can be proved that said vessel could and ought to have learned during its voyage that the blockade of the place in question still continued. But all vessels which, after having been warned od once, shall during the same voyage attempt a second time to enter the same blockaded port, during the continuance of said blockade, shall then subject themselves to be detained and condemned. Anrrcnn XVII. The present treaty shall continue in force for ten years, counting Duration of from the day of the exchange of the ratifications, and if, before the ¢¤¤¤¤y· expiration of the first nine years, neither of the high contracting parties shall have announced by an official notification to the other its intention to arrest the operation of said treaty, it shall remain binding for one year beyond that time, and so on, until the expiration of the twelve months which will follow a similar notification, whatever the time at which it may take place. Arrrrotn XVIII. The present treaty shall be ratified by the President of the United Ratifientions. States of America, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and by His Majesty the King of Greece, and the ratifications to be exchanged at London within the space of twelve months from the signature, or sooner if possible. _ In faith whereof the respective Plenipotentiaries of the high contract- Signatures. ing parties have signed the present treaty, both in English and French, and have ailixed thereto their seals. _ _ Done in duplicate at London, the of December, in the year Date. of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven. A. STEVENSON. [L. sj S. TRICOUPI. [L. s.