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280 PUBLIC TREATIES Aarrorn XXIII. Tr¤M¤¤¤¤t ¤f The ships of war of each of the contracting parties shall, at all times, "“P“ °f '"*'· be hospitably received in the ports of the other, their officers and crews paying due respect to the laws and Government of the country. The officers shall be treated with that respect which is due to the com missions which they bear, and if any insult should be offered to them by any of the inhabitants, all offenders in this respect shall bepumshed Amgripgu vmis as disturbers of the peace and amity between the two countries. And seeking shelter in His Majesty consents that in case an American vessel should, by stress B¤¤1¤h l>¤Y*·¤· of weather, danger from enemies, or other misfortune, be reduced to the necessity of seeking shelter in any of His Majesty’s ports, into which such vessel could not in ordinary cases claim to be admitted, she shall, on manifesting that necessity to the satisfaction of the Government of the place, be hospitably received, and be permitted to refit and to purchase at the market price such necessaries as she may stand in need of, conformably to such orders and regulations as the Government of the place, having respect to the circumstances of each case, shall prescribe. She shall not be allowed to break bulk or unload her cargo, unless the same should be bona iide necessary to her being reiitted. Nor shall be permitted to sell any part of her cargo, unless so much only as may be necessary to defray her expences, and then not without the express permission of the Government of the place. Nor shall she be obliged to pay any duties whatever, except only on such articles as she may be permitted to sell for the purpose aforesaid. An·r1c1.n XXIV. t F¢>F¤*8¤ P*i*'¤· It shall not be lawful for any foreign privateers (not being subjects °°"“‘ or citizens of either of the said parties) who have commissions from any other Prince or State in enmity with either nation to arm their ships iu the ports of either of the said parties, nor to sell what they have taken, nor ln any other manner to exchange the same; nor shall they be allowed to purchase more prov1sions than shall be necessary for their going to the nearest port of that Prince or State from whom they obtained their commissions. Aurrcna XXV. t P¤¤>¤ Md wp- It shall be lawful for the ships of war and privateers belonging to the “"°“· said parties respectively to carry whithersoever they please the ships and goods taken from their enemies, without being obliged to pay any fee to the officers of the admiralty, or to any judges whatever · nor shall the said prizes, when they arrive at and enter the ports of the said parties, be detained or seized, neither shall the searchers or other officers of those places visit such prizes, (except for the purpose of preventing the carrying of any part of the cargo thereof on shore in any manner contrary to the established laws of revenue, navigation or commerce ) nor shall such officers take cognizance of the validity bf such prizes · but they shall be at liberty to hoist sail and depart as speedily as mav be, and carry their said prizes to the place mentioned in their commissions or patents, which the commanders of the said ships of war or priyatcers shall be obliged to show. No shelter or refuge shall be given ID their ports to such as have made a prize upon the subjects or citizens of either of the said parties; but if forced by stress of weather or the dangers of the sea, to enter therein, particular care shall be taken to hasten their departure, and to cause them to retire as soon as possible. Nothin g in this treaty contained shall, however, be construed or operate contrary to former and existing public treaties with other sovereigns or

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