FRANCE, 1800. 227 other, during which time they shall be at liberty to withdraw themselves, with their effects and moveables, which they shall be at liberty to carry, send away, or sell, as they please, without the least obstruction; nor shall their effects, much less their persons, be seized during such term of six months; on the contrary, passports, which shall be valid for a time necessary for their return, shall be given to them for their vessels and the effects which they shall be willing to send away or carry with them; and such passports shall be a safe conduct against all insults and prizes which privateers may attempt against their persons and effects. And if anything betaken from them, or any injury done to them or their effects, by one of the parties, their citizens or inhabitants, within the term above prescribed, full satisfaction shall be made to them on that account. Anrrcnn IX. Neither the debts due from individuals of the one nation to indi- Debts, cw., not viduals of the other, ·nor shares, nor monies, which they may have in *°"°°°°*”°¤'°°‘l· public funds, or in the public or private banks, shall ever, in any event of war or of national difference, be sequestered or confiscated. Amucma X. It shall be free for the two contracting parties to appoint commercial C e m m ere i al agents for the protection of trade, to reside in France and the United °·8*=¤*¤· States. Either party may except such place as may be thought proper from the residence of those agents. Before any agent shall exercise Exequaturs. his functions, he shall be accepted in the usual forms by the party to whom he is sent; and when he shall have been accepted and furnished with his exequatur, he shall enjoy the rights and prerogatives of the similar agents of the most favoured nations. Amuom XI. The citizens of the French Republic shall pay in the ports, havens, _E<1¤¤¤i¤y <>f dnroads, countries, islands, cities, and towns of the United States, no “°“· other or greater duties or imposts, of what nature soever they may be, or by what name soever called, than those which the nation most favored are or shall be obliged to pay; and they shall enjoy all the rights, liberties, privileges, immunities, and exemptions in trade, navigation, and commerce, whether in passing from one port in the said States to another, or in going to and from the same from and to any part ol the world, which the said nations do or shall enjoy. And the citizens of the United States shall reciprocally enjoy, in the territories of the French Republic in Europe, the same privileges and immunities, as well for their property and persons as for what concerns trade, navigation, and commerce. Anrrcnn XII. It shall be lawful for the citizens of either country to sail with their Neutral trade. ships and merchandize (contraband goods always excepted) from any port whatever to any port of the enemy of the other, and to sail and trade with their ships and merchandise, with perfect security and liberty, from the countries, ports, and places of those who are enemies of both, or of either party, without any opposition or disturbance whatsoever, and to pass not only directly from the places and ports of the enemy aforementioned to neutral ports and 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 Power or under the several, unless such ports or places shall be actually blockaded, besieged, or invested.