Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/217

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210 PUBLIC TREATIES. laden thereon from any port to the places of those who now are or hereafter shall beht enmity with the Most Chrlstmn King or the llnlited States. It shall likewise be lawful for the subjects and inhabitants aforesaid to sail with the ships and merchandizes aforementioned, and to trade with the same liberty and security from the places, ports, and havens of those who are enemies of both or either party, without any opposition or disturbance whatsoever, not only directly from the places of the enemy aforementioned to neutral places, but also from one place . belonging to an enemy to another place belonging to an enemy, whether they be under the jurisdiction of the same Prince _0r under several. And FM ¤hiP¤ ¤*¤k¤ it is hereby stipulated that free ships shall also give a freedom to goods, f"°° €°°d°· and that everything shall be deemed to be free and exempt which shall be found on board the ships belonging to the subjects of either of the confederates, although the whole lading or any part thereof should appertain to the enemies of either, contraband goods being always excepted. It is also agreed in `like manner that the same liberty be extended to persons who are on board a free ship, with this effect, that although they be enemies to both or either party, they are not to_be taken out of that free ship, unless they are soldiers and in actual service of the enemies. Aarrcmc XXIV. Whatgoodsshall This liberty of navigation and commerce shall extend to all kinds of be deemed ¤¤¤t¤¤· merchandizes, excepting those only which are distinguished by the name "°°d· of contraband; and under this name of contraband or prohibited goods shall be comprehended arms, great guns, bombs with the fuzes, and other things belonging to them, cannon-ball, gnnpowder, match, pikes, swords, lances, spears, halberds, mortars, petards, grenades, saltpetre, muskets, mnsket-ball, bncklers, helmets, breast-plates, coats of mail, and the like kinds of arms proper for arming soldiers, musket-rests, belts, horses with their furniture, and all other warlike instruments Goods not een- whatever. These merchandizes which follow shall not be reckoned ¤‘¤·‘>¤¤d· , among contraband or prohibited goods ; that is to say, all sorts of cloths, and all other manufactures woven of any wool, flax, silk, cotton, or any other materials whatever; all kinds of wearing apparel together with the species whereof they are used to be made; gold and silver, as well coined as uncoined, tin, iron, latten, copper, brass, coals; as also wheat and barley, and any other kind of corn and pulse; tobacco, and likewise all manner of spices; salted and smoked flesh, salted iish cheese and butter, beer, oils wines, sugars, and all sorts of salts; and in general all provisions which serve for the nourishment of mankind and the sustenance of life; furthermore, all kinds of cotton, hemp, flax, tar, pitch, ropes, cables sails, sail-cloths, anchors and any_parts of anchors, also ships’ masts, planks, boards and beams of what trees soever; and all other things proper either for building or repairing ships, and all other goods whatever which have not been worked into the form of any instrument or thing prepared for war by land or by sea, shall not be reputed contraband, much less such as have been already wrought and made up for any other use; all which shall be wholly reckoned among free goods; as likewise all other merchandizes and things which are not comprehended and particularly mentioned in the foregoing enumeration of contraband goods; so that they may be transported and carried in the freest manner by the subjects of both eonfederates, even to places belonging to an enemy, such towns or places being only excepted as are at that time besieged, blocked up, or invested. Anrronn XXV. su-letters or To the end that all manner of dissentions and uarrels ma be avoided nesepcrtn, ¤¤d cer- and prevented, on· one side and the other it is agreed that il case either tihcates · ’ · of the parties hereto should be engaged in war, the ships and vessels belonging to the subjects or people of the other ally must be furnished