Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/251

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page needs to be proofread.

244 PUBLIC TREATIES. Anrronn V. Tonnage duties, The duties of tonnage, light-money, pilotage, port charges, brokerage, l*¤l· ······¤=>y, &¤- and all other duties upon toreign shipping,_over and above those paid by the national shipping in the two countries respectively, other than [see Articles 1 those specified in articles 1 and 2 of the present convention, shall not wd II-] exceed in France, for vessels of the United States, five francs per ton of the vessel’s American register; nor for vessels of France in the United States, ninety-four cents per ton of the vessel’s French passport. Ancrronrz VI. Dcsertors from The contracting parties, wishing to favor their mutual commerce, by "°°°°1°· aifording in their ports every necessary assistance to their respective vessels, have agreed that the consuls and vice-consuls may cause to be arrested the sailors, being part of the crews of the vessels of their respective nations, who shall have deserted from the said vessels, in order to send them back and transport them out of the country. For which purpose the said consuls and vice-consuls shall address themselves to the courts, judges, and officers competent, and shall demand the said deserters in writing, proving by an exhibition of the registers of the vessel, or ship’s roll, or other official documents, that those men were part of the said crews; and on this demand, so proved, (saving however where the contrary is proved,) the delivery shall not be refused; and there shall be given all aid and assistance to the said consuls and viceconsuls for the search, seizure, and arrest of the said deserters, who shall even be detained and kept in the prisons of the country, at their request and expense, until they shall have found an opportunity of sending them back. But if they be not sent back within three months, to be counted from the day of their arrest, they shall be set at liberty, and shall be no more arrested for the same cause. Anrrcnn VII. Duration of con- The present temporary convention shall be in force for two years from "¤¤°¤· the iirst day of October next, and even after the expiration of that term, until the conclusion of a definitive treaty, or until one of the parties shall have declared its intention to renounce it; which declaration shall ' U _ be made at least six months beforehand. Dxmmutwn of And in case the present arrangement should remain without such °X“° d““°°g declaration of its discontinuance by either party the extra duties specimgsfa] A'*‘°l°° I tied in the 1st and gd articles, shall, from the expiration of the said two years, be, on both sides, diminished by one-fourth of their whole amount, and, afterwards, by one-fourth of the said amount from year to year, so long as neither party shall have declared the intention of renouncing it as above stated. Anrronn VIII. R¤*i6¤¤*i<>¤¤- The present convention shall be ratined on both sides, and the ratifications_ shall be exchanged within one year from the date hereof or sooner 1f possible. But the execution of the said convention shall edmmence in both countries ou the first of October next and shall be effective, even in case of non-ratification, for all such vehsels as may have gage; gopoainigde for the ports of either nation, in the confidence of its Signatures. prgimfaittliolyvrlgelrcoitplh tgilpdregectiyle Ptlisniipdotezlitiaries have signed the _ _ ve ere axe th' l tth 't D=¤*°· of Washington, this 24th day of June, A. D. 1822fm Sea S, A B cl y JOHN QUINGY ADAMS. L. s. G. HYDE DE NEUVILLE. L. s.