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28 TREATY OF COMMERCE WITH FRANCE. l778. as above-mentioned, but also with certificates, containing the several particulars of the cargo, the place whence the ship sailed, and whither she is bound, that so it may he known whetherlany forb1dden or com traband goods be on board the same; which certificates. shall be made out by the officers of the place whence the ship set sail, in the accustomed form; and if any one shall think it fit or advisable to express in the said certificates, the person to whom the goods on board belong, he may freely do so. ARTICLE XXVI. Vessels com- The ships of the subjects and inhabitants of either of the parties mg °” ‘l‘° °°”* comin upon any coasts belon¤·in¤· to either of the said allies, but not or entering the · » g . ¤. ° . . . ,,,,,.,8 of 0,;},,,,, willing to enter into port, or being entered into port and not willing to party,howw be unload their cargoes or break bulk, they shall be treated according to

  • '°*“°d· the general rules prescribed or to be prescribed, relative to the object in

question. ARTICLE XXVII. How vessels If the ships of the said subjects, people or inhabitants of either of the °';"° b°“'““*°‘1 parties shall be met with, either sailing along the coasts or on the high

i,j,°;:2i:,,§y0,. seas, by any ship of war of the other, or by any privateers, the said` ships

privateers. of war or privatcers, for the avoiding of any disorder, shall remain out 0f cannon shot, and may send their boats aboard the merchant ship which they shall so meet with, and may enter her to number of Evo or three men only, to whom the master or commander of such s ip or vessel shall exhibit his passport concerning the property of the ship, made out according to the form inserted in this present treaty, and the ship when she shall have showed such passport, shall be free and at liberty to pursue her voyage, so as it shall not be lawful to molest or seam: her in any manner, or to give her chase or force her to quit her inten ed course. ARTICLE XXVIII. No search nf- It is also agreed, that all goods when once put on board the ships or

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‘g);;g vessels of either of the two' contracting parties, shall be subject to no

Sh; So, v,,,,,,!,. fhrther visitation; but all visitation or search shall be made beforehand, onlin in case and all prohibited goods shall be stopped on the spot, before the same °m'¤“d· be put on board, unless there are manilest tokens or proofs of t“raudulent practice; nor shall either the persons or goods of the subjects of his Most Christian Majesty or the United States, be put under any arrest or molested by any other kind of embargo for that cause; and only the subject of that state to whom the said goods have been or shall be prohibited, and who shall presume to sell or alienate such sort of goods, shall be duly punished for the offence. ARTICLE XXIX. C¤¤¤¤|¤. M; The two contracting parties grant mutually the liberty of havin each jafgcwgqfd "' in the ports of the other, cousuls, vice-consuls, agents and commisgaries, mah puny_ whose functions shall be regulated by a particular agreement. ARTICLE XXX. Free ports. And the more to favor and facilitate the commerce which the subjects of the United States may have with France, the Most Christian King will grant them in Europe one or more free ports, where they may bring and dispose of all the produce and merchandize of the thirteen United States; and his Majesty will also continue to the subjects of the said states, the free ports which have been and are open in the French islands