552 PUBLIC TREATIES. signments and saleof their goods and merchandise by wholesale or retail, as with respect to the loading, unloading, and sending off their ships; they being, in all these cases, to be treated as citizens of the country in which they reside, or at least to be placed on an equality with the subjects or citizens of the most favored nation. Anmcrn VIII. Embargo or ds- The citizens of neither of the contracting parties shall be liable to any
- °'**l°¤· embargo, nor be detained, with their vessels, cargoes, merchandise, or
effects, for any military expedition, nor for any public or private purpose whatever, without allowing to those interested an equitable and sntiicient indemnification. ARTICLE IX. Vessels in dir Whenever the citizens of either of the contracting parties shall be
- "°“· forced to seek refuge or assylum in the rivers, bays, ports, or domiuions
of the other with their vessels, whether merchant or of war, public or private, through stress of weather, pursuit- of pirates or enemies, or want of provisions, or water, they shall be received and treated with humanity, giving to them all favor and protection for repairing their ships, procuring provisions, and placing themselves in a ituation to continue their voyage without obstacle or hindrance of any kind, or the payment of port fees, or any charges other than pilotage, except such vessels continue in port longer than forty-eight hours, counting from the time they cast anchor in port. Ancrrcrn X. captures by pi- All the ships, merchaudi e, and elfects, belonging to the citizensof one ”*°°· of the contracting parties, which may be captured by pirates, whether within the limits of its jurisdiction or on the high seas, and may be carried or found in the rivers, roads, bays, ports, or dominions of the other, shall be delivered up to the owners, they proving in_due and proper form their rights beibre the competent tribunals; it being well understood that the claim shall be made within the term of one year by the parties themselves, their attorneys or agents, of their respective governments. ARTICLE XI. Wreckedordain- When any vessels belonging to the citizens of either of the contracting °·8°d '°“°]¤· parties shall be wrecked or foundered, or shall sutfer any damage on thi! coasts, or within the dominions of the other, there shall be given to them all assistance and protection,’in the same manner which is usual and customary with the vessels of the nation where the damage happens; permitting them to unload the said vessel, if necessary, of its merchandise and eifects, without exacting for it any duty, impost, or contribution whatever, unless they may be destined for consumption or sale in the country of the port where they may have been disembarked. Anctionn XII. Disposal and in- The citizens of each of the contracting parties shall have power to h¢>*i*¤¤°° ¤f fw} dispose of their personal goods or real estate within the jurisdiction of md P°"°'"‘l Y"`°P‘ the other, by sale, donation, testament, or otherwise; and their reprpy' sentatives, being citizens of the other party, shall succeed to their said personal goods or real estate, whether by testament or ab intestate, and they may take possession thereof, either by themselves or others acting for them, and dispose of the same at their will, paying such dues only as the inhabitants of the country wherein said goods are shall be subject to pay in like cases.