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ALGIERS, 1816. 13 ARTICLE XVIII. If any of the Barba Powers or other States ‘ ‘ States, shall capture army American vessel and sfnvdmhe:-wiiigdziiynpfiii pviggtment of ot the Regency of Algiers, they shall not be permitted to sell her but shall be forced to depart the port on procuring the requisite supplies of provision ; 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 refreshment of any kind, and to sell such prizes in the said ports, without paying any other customs or duties than such as are customary on ordinary commercial importations. ARTICLE XIX. If any of the citizens of the United States, or any persons under their Settle m e u t of protection, shall have any disputes with each other, the Consul shall di¤l>¤'·<¢¤· decide between the parties; and whenever the Consul shall require any aid or assistance from the Government of Algiers to enforce his decision, it shall be immediately granted to him ; and if any disputes shall arise between any citizens of the United States and the citizens or subjects of any other nations having a Consul or Agent in Algiers, such disputes shall be settled by the Consuls or Agents of the respective nations;' and any disputes or suits at law that may take place between any citizens of the United States and the subjects of the Regency of Algiers, shall be decided by the Dey in person, and no other. Amrlcnn XX. If a citizen of the United States should kill, wound, or strike a sub- Puuighmgut rmject of Algiers, or, on the contrary, a subject of Algiers should kill, assault. wound, or strike a citizen of the United States, the law of the country shall take place, and equal justice shall be rendered, the Consul assisting at the trial ; but the sentence of punishment against an American citizen shall not be greater or more severe than it would be against a Turk in the same predicament; and if any delinquent should make his · escape, the Consul shall not be responsible for him in any manner whatever. Anrronn XXI. The Consul of the United States of America shall not be required to Free entry for pay any customs or duties whatever on anything he imports from a tor- Consul of United eign country for the use of his house and tamily. S"“‘°“· Anrrorn XXII. Should, any of the citizens of the United States of America die within Estates e£_ em- I the Regency of Algiers, the Dey and his subjects shall not interfere with girl: fg gn} ish; the property of the deceased, but it shall be under the immediate direc- Rjgggcyl K ‘” tion of the Consul, unless otherwise disposed of by will. Should there be no Consul, the eifects shall be deposited in the handsof some person worthyrof trust, until the party shall appear who has a right to demand them, when they shall render an account of the property; neither shall the Dey or his subjects give hindrance in the execution of any will that may appear. ARTICLE ADDITIONAL AND EXPLANATOBY. The United States of America, in order t0_ give to the Dey of Algiers Meillnugaeq Iris 3 proof of their desire to maintain the relations ot peace and amlty be- gggzyeof 1815. i tween the two powers upon a footing the most llberal,_and in_order_to [Sw pig] withdraw any obstacle which might embarrass him ln his relations with other States, agree to annul so much of the eighteenth article of the