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FRANCE, 1800. 231 shall be punished, and shall also be bound in their persons and estates to make satistaction and reparation for all damages and the interest thereof, of whatever nature the said damage may be. For this cause all commanders of privateers, before they receive their Commanders or commissions, shall hereafter be obliged to give, before a competent P’**'°F°°” *°`B*"° judge, sufficient security by at least two responsible sureties who have °°°°"°y‘ no interest in the said privateer, each of whom, together with the said commander, shall be jointly and severally bound in the sum of seven thousand dollars or thirty-six thousand eight hundred and twenty francs, or if such ships be provided with above one hundred and ilfty seamen or soldiers, in the sum of fourteen thousand dollars, or seventy-three thousand six hundred and forty francs, to satisfy all damages and injuries which the said privateer, or her officers, or men, or any of them, may do or commit during their cruise, contrary to the tenor of this convention, or to the laws and instructions for regulating their conduct; and further, that in all casesof aggression the said commission shall be revoked and annulled. Annex.: XXIV. When the ships of war of the two contracting parties, or those be- §hi1>¤¤f ur wd longing to their citizens which are armed in war, shall be admitted to P“'°°· enter with their prizes the ports of either of the two parties, the said public or private ships, as well as their prizes, shall not be obliged to pay any duty either to the oillcers of the place, the judges, or any others; nor shall such prizes, when they come to and enter the ports of either party, be arrested or seized, nor shall the olllcers of the place make examination concerning the lawfulness of such prizes; but they may hoist sail at any time and depart, and carry their prizes to the places expressed in their commissions, which the commanders of such ships of war shall be obliged to shew. It is always understood that the stipulations of this article shall not extend beyond the privileges of the most favored nation. Anrxcm XXV. _ It shall not be lawful for any foreign privateers who have commis· R9¤1=rl¤ti¤¤ <>¤ sions from any Prince or State in enmity with either nation, to tit their f°’°‘K“ P’"“Y‘°°'°· ships in the ports of either nation, to sell their prizes, or in any mauuer to exchange them; neither shall they be allowed to purchase provisions, except such as shall be necessary for their going to the next portpf that Prince or State from which they have received their commissions. Anrrcrn XXVL It is further agreed that both the said contracting parties shall not _Ifi¤¢••*¤l>•?¤>· only refuse to receive any pirates into any of their ports, havens, or 1:::;*:d °“°"‘“$ towns, or permit any of their inhabitants to receive, protect, harbor, conceal, or assist them in any manner, but will bring to condign punish~ ment (all such inhlabitautsss Ehall be guilty of bsuch aetsto; offepcezi Sh d md Au all their s i wit the goods or merc aud1ses,‘ a en y em ip- •¤_ sr ¤ and brought into th: port of either of the said parties, shall be seized $$3 !’“`“°°"° as far as they can be discovered, and shall be restored to the owners, or ’ their factors or agents duly authorised by them ; (proper evidence being ilrst given before competent judges for proving the property ;) even in case such effects should have passed into other hands y sale, if it be proved that the buyers knew or had good reason to believe or suspect that they had been piratically taken. Anmcnn XXVII. · Neither party will intermeddle in the iisheries of the other on its Fi¤lwrlc•- coasts, nor disturb the other in the exercise of the rights which it now holds or may acquire on the coast of Newfoundland, in the Gulf of St.