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ECUADOR, 1839. 193 Anrrctu XXIV. It is further agreed that, in all cases, the established courts for prize Prize courts and causes, in the country to which the prizes may be conducted, shall alone d°°’°°¤· take cognizance of them; and whenever such tribunals, of either party, shall pronounce judgment against any vessel, or goods, or property claimed by the citizens of the other party, the sentence or decree shall mention the reasons or motives on which the same shall have been founded, and an authenticated copy of the sentence or decree, and of all the proceedings in the case, shall, if demanded, be delivered to the commander or agent of said vessel, without any delay, he paying the legal fees for the same. _ Auricmz XXV. Whenever one of the contracting parties shall be engaged in war Letters or with another state, no citizen of the other contracting party shall accept marquea commission or letter of marque, for the purpose of assisting or cooperating hostilely with the said enemy, against the said party so at war, under the pain of being considered as a pirate. ARTICLE XXVI. If by any fatality, which cannot be expected, and which God forbid, Mntum rights of the two contracting parties should be engaged in a war with each other, *°¤**]°¤*¤ lu °*°°°f they have agreed, and do agree, now for then, that there shall be allowed W"' the term of six months to the merchants residing on the coasts and in the ports of each other, and the term of one year to those who dwell in the interior, to arrange their business and transport their edects wherever they please, giving to them the safe-conduct necessary for it, which may serve as a sufficient protection, until they arrive at the designated port. The citizens of all other occupations, who may be established in the territories or domiuions of the United States and the Republic ot' Ecuador, shall be respected and maintained in the full enjoyment of their personal liberty and property, unless their particular conduct shall cause them to forfeit this protection, which, in consideration of humanity, the contracting parties engage to give them. ARTICLE XXVII. Neither the debts due from individuals of the one nation to the indi- Ng csuascamm viduals of the other, nor shares, nor moneys, which they may have in in case of warpublic funds, nor in public nor private banks, shall ever, in any event of war, or of national difference, be sequestered or confiscated. Anricrn XXVIII. Both the contracting parties, being desirous of avoiding all inequality _ Privileges an d in relation to their public communications and odlcial intercourse, have ;!¤¤¤¤¤*g¤¤ <>*`l>¤b· agreed, and do agree, to grant to the envoys, ministers, and other pub- ‘° "g°" ‘ lic agents, the same favors, immunities, and exemptions which those of the most favored nation do or shall enjoy; it being understood, that whatever favors, immunities, or privileges, the United States of America or the Republic of Ecuador may tlnd it proper to give to the ministers and other public agents of any other power, shall, by the same act, be extended to those of each of the contracting parties. ARTICLE XXIX. To make more effectual the protection which the United States and cousin. me the Republic of Ecuador shall ailbrd in future, to the navigation and vi<=¤-c<>¤¤¤1¤- commerce of the citizens of each other, they agree to receive and admit it s I`l’—13