Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/232

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FRANCE, 1800. 225 Anrronm I. There shall he a firm, inviolable, and universal ace and a tru . · nd n · sincere friendship between the French Republic alhidtlie United gtaltes s152m ud mendof America, and between their respective countries, territories, cities, towns,.aud people, without exception of person or planes. Aurrorm II.• The Ministers Pleuipotentiary of the two parties not being able to Treaties of 6th agree at present respecting the treaty of alliance of 6th February, 1778, F°*’·• 1778- and the treaty of amity and commerce of the same date, and the conven- $§,'{,v°"{§'g'§ °f wh tion of 14th of November, 1788, nor upon the indemnities mutually due Qntéli, ’ u rcor claimed, the parties will negociate further on these subject at a con- [soo oonvonnono venient time, and until they may have agreed upon these points the of April 30, 1803, said treaties and convention shall have no operation, and the relations PP- 232*2**-] of the two countries shall be regulated as follows: Amucnn III. The public ships which have been taken on one part and the other, Q*`*P*°l'°d P¤b“° or which may be taken before the exchange of ratiiications, shall be °b'p"°b°'°°°°"d‘ restored. Axrrcr, IV. Property captured, and not yet definitively condemned, or which may C¤P¤¤f¤d l)T°P· be captured beibre the exchange of ratiiications, (contraband goods :;$fd';;fg:g“;Q'Qg destined to an encmy’s port excepted,) shall be mutually restored on the ,o,,¤,n,,o_ following proofs of ownership, viz: The proof on both sides with respect to merchant ships, whether armed or unarmed, shall be a passport in the form following: “To all who shall see these presents, greeting : " It is hereby made known that leave and permission has been given F¤¤¤ ¤f I>¤•¤p¢>¤’¤ to —; ———-, master and commander of the ship called ———, of °° "’°‘°h““° "“l’“• the town of ——-—, bnrthen -——-tous, or thereabouts, lying at present in the port and haven of ——-, and bound for ——-—, and laden with —-—; after that his ship has been visited, and before sailing, he shall make oath before the ohicers who have the jurisdiction of maritimealiairs, that the said ship belongs to.oue or more of the subjects of ———-, the act whereof shall be put at the end of these presents, as likewise that he will keep, and cause to be kept, by his crew on board, the marine ordinances and regulations, and enter in the proper office a list, signed and witnessed, containing the names and surnames, the places of birth and abode of the crew of his ship, and of all who shall embark on board her, whom he shall not take on board without the knowledge and permission of the officers of the marine; and in every port or haven where he shall enter with his ship. he shall shew this present leave to the oliicers and judges of the marine, and shall give a faithful account to them of what passed and was done during his voyage ; and he shall carry the colours, arms, and ensigns of the [French Republic or the United States] during his voyage. In witness whereof we have signed these presents, and put the seal of our arms thereunto, and caused the same to be conntersigued by ——-- ——— at -1 the———— day of -——— anno Domini.” And this passport will be sufficient without any other paper, any ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding; which passport shall not be deemed requisite to have been renewed or recalled, whatever number of voyages the said ship may have made, unless she shall have returned _ home within the space of a year. Proof with respect to the cargo shall. PM? wth fespect tocargo. " This article was expunged before the final ratification of the treaty. 11 s rv;15