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230 PUBLIC TREATIES. the cruisers of the belligerent party towards the ships of the neutral party, shall be applied only to ships sailing without_ convoy ; and when the said ships shall be conveyed, it being the intention of the parties to observe all the regard due to theprotection of the dag displayed by public;. ships, it shall not be lawful to visit them; but the verbal declaration 0 the commander of the convoy, that the ships he convoys belong to the nation whose dag he carries, and that they have no contraband goods on board, shall be considered by the respective cruisers as fully sumcient, the two parties reciprocally engaging not to admit, under the protection of their convoys, ships which shall carry contra-band goods destined to an enemy. Anrronn XX. R°°°*i?*° *`°" P°‘ In all cases where vessels shall be captured or detained, under pre- §°°: 1: °°Pt"°d tence of carrying to the enemy contraband goods, the captor shall give a receipt for such of the papers of the vessel as he shall retain, which receipt shall be annexed to a descriptive list of the said papers; and it shall be unlawful to break up or open the hatches, chests, trunks, easks, bales, or vessels tound on board, or remove the smallest part of the goods, unless the lading be brought on shore in presence of the competent officers, and an inventory be made by them of the Sale of captured said goods ; nor shall it be lawful to sell, exchange, or alienate the same '¤¤¤¢¥¤· in any manner, unless there shall have been lawful process, and the competent judge or judges shall have pronounced against such goods sentence of confiscation, saving always the ship and the other goods which it contains. Aarrom XXI. The mastexgeom- And that proper care may be taken of the vessel and cargo, and em- ¤·¤¤d¤*· °¤‘ ¤¤P°*· bezzlement prevented, it is agreed that it shall not be lawful to remove

f§Qd“°°°° °"°‘ the master, commander, or snpercargo of any captured ship from on

' board thereof, either during the time the ship may be at sea after her capture, or pending the proceedings against her or her cargo, or any- thing relative thereto. And in all cases where a vessel of the citizens of either party shall be captured or seized, and held for adjudication, 'f¤¤*¤¤¢¤* <>f her officers, passengers, and crew shall be hospitably treated. They °‘;_L' ““d P"""' shall not be imprisoned or deprived of any part of their wearing angparel, nor of the possession and use of their money, not exceeding for the captain, supercargo, and mate hre hundred dollars each, and lor the sailors and passengers one hundred dollars each. Anmonm XXII. Prine courts me It is further agreed that in all cases the established courts for prize ¤¤¤r•¤•- causes, in the countryto which the prizes may be conducted, shall alone take cognizance of them. And whenever such tribunal of either of the parties 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 the said vessel, without any delay, he paying the legal fees for the same. Ancrrcnn XXIII. D am a ges by And that more abundant care may be taken for the security of the

1:t¤;:>l£¤::¤L:PP£;é· respective citizens of the contracting parties, and to prevent their suf-

· fering injuries_ by the men-of-war or privateers of either party, all commanders of ships_ of war and privateers, and all others the said citizens, shall forbear doing any_damage to those of the other party, or committing any outrage against them, and nt' they act to the contrary they