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8 PUBLIC TREATIES. they shall not be required back again, nor shall_ the Consul of the United States or commanders of sand ships be required to pay anythln g for the said Christians. Alzrrczm XV. - Beligieus liber- As the Government of the United Statesof America has,_ln ltself, no W- character of enmity against the laws, religion, ortranqullllty of any nation, and as the said States have never entered into any voluntary war or act of hostility except in defence of thelrgust rights on the high seas, it is declared, by the contracting parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two nations; and the _Consuls and Agents of both nations shall have liberty to celebrate the rites of their respective religions in their own houses. _ _ Privileges er The Consuls, respectively, shall have liberty and personal security Consuls. given them to travel within the territories of each other, both by land and sea, and shall not be prevented from going on board any vessels they may think proper to visit; they shall likewise have liberty to appoint their own dragoman and broker. Anmmm XVL Violations of In case of any dispute arising from the violation of any of the articles WW! of this treaty, no appeal shall be made to arms, nor shall war be declared on any pretext whatever; but if the Consul residing at the place where the dispute shall happen shall not be able to settle the same, the Government of that country shall state their grievance in writing and transmit the same to the Government of the other, and the period of three months shall be allowed for answers to be returned, during which time no act of hostility shall be permitted by either party; and in case Cueotwu. the grievances are not redressed, and a war should be the event, the Consuls and citizens and subjects of both parties, respectively, shall be permitted to embark with their eifects unmolested, on board of what vessel or vessels they shall think proper, reasonable time being allowed for that pmpose. Aarrcm XVII. Pi-isenersofwsr. If, in the course of events, a war should break out between the two nations, the prisoners captured by either party shall not be made slaves; they shall not be forced to hard labor, or other confinement than such as may be necessary to secure- their safekeeping, and shall be exchanged mnk for rank; and it is agreed that prisoners shall be exchanged in twelve months after their capture; and the exchange may be rilfected by any private individual legally authorized by either of the pa les. Aarrcnn XVIH. Tf¤¤*¤¤¤¤ f of If any of the Barbary States, or other powers at war with the United P'}?; mic,, .·d_ States, shall capture any American vessel and send her into any port (m;,,,,,; and ox. of the Regency of Algiers, they shall not be permitted to sell her, but plauatory, treaty shall be forced to depart the port on procuring the requisite supplies of °f WWP-13-] provisions; but the vessels of war of the United States, with any prizes they may capture from their enemies, shall have liberty to frequent the ports of Algiers for refreshments of any kind, and to sell such prizes ln the said ports, without any other customs or duties than such as are customary on ordinary commercial importations. Aurrom XIX. _Settlemen t of. If any of the citizens of the United States, or any persons under their d"P“°'· protection, shall have any disputes with each other, the Consul shall decide between the parties; and whenever the Consul shall require any