TRIPOLI, 1805. 759 Anmor.1: VI. Proper passports shall immediately be given to the vessels of both Passports. the contracting parties, on condition that the vessels of war belonging to_the Regency of Tripoli, on meeting with merchant-vessels belonging tocitizens of the United States of America, shall not be permitted to visit them with more than two persons besides the rowers; these twoonly shall bepermitted to go on board, without first obtaining leave from the commander of said vessel, who shall compare the passport, and immediately permit said vessel to proceed on her voyage; and should any of the said subjects of Tripoli insult or molest the commander, or any other person on board a vessel so visited, or plunder any of the property contained in her, on complaint being made by the Consul of the United States of America resident at Tripoli, and on his produein sudicient proof to substantiate the fact, the commander or rais of said Tripoline ship or vessel of war, as well as the olfeuders, shall be punished in the most exemplary manner. All vessels of war belonging to the United States of America, on meeting with a crnizer belonging to the Regency of Tri li, on having seen her passport and certificate trom the Consul of the Ilnited States of America residing in the Regency, shall permit her to proceed on her cruize unmolested, and without detention. No passport shall be granted by either party to any vessel but such as are absolutely the property of citizens or subjects of said contracting parties, on any pretence whatever. Anmcnu VII. A citizen or subject of either of the contracting parties, having bought Prize-vessels. a prize-vessel, condemned by the other party, or by any other nation, the certificate of condemnation and bill of sale shall be a sufficient passport for such vessel for two years, which, considering the distance between the two countries, is no more than a reasonable time for her to procure proper passports. Anrrcrn VIII. Vessels of either party, putting into the ports of the other, and hav- Veesels needing ing need of provisions or other supplies, they shall be furnished at the P’9'*¤°¤¤ °¤' *'°· market price, and if any such vessel should so put in, from a disaster P""' at sea, and have occasion to repair, she shall be at liberty to land and reimbark her cargo without paying any duties ; -but in no case shall she be compelled to land her cargo. Anrronn IX. Should a vessel of either party be cast on the shore of the other, all wreeked vessels. ppoper assistance shall be given to her and her crew. N 0 pillage shall allowed, the propetztly shall remain at the disposition of the owners, and the crew protec and succoured, till they can be sent to their country. Anrrcnn X. If a vessel of either party shall be attacked by an enemy within gun- Nentrsliti ¤f shot of the forts of the other, she shall be defended as much as possi- Pm'- ble. If she bein port, she shall not be seized or attacked whenit is in the power of the other party to protect her; and when she proceeds to sea, no enemy shall be allowed to pursue ber from the same port within twenty-four hours after her departure. Armor.: Xl. The commerce between the United States of America and the Regency Oommore`3 cse., of Tripoli; the protections to be given to merchants, masters of ves— 2:f°:$¤B l ¤°•* eels, and seamen; the reciprocal right of establishing Oonsuls in each "° “"° °“"
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