Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/420

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HAYTI, 1864. 413 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; which immunity is not in any way to be construed to prevent the execution of any existing civil or commercial engagements; on the contrary, passports shall be valid for a term necessary for their return, and shall be given to them for their vessels and their effects which they may wish to carry with them or send away, and such passports shall be a safe conduct against the insults and captures which privateers may attempt against their persons and effects. Ancrronn IV. Neither the money, debts, shares in the public funds or in banks, or P¤>P·>¤*>>' ¤<>¤ ¢<> any other property, of either party, shall ever, in the event of war or °° °""6*°°*°d· national diiference, be sequestered or confiscated. Anrrcnn V. The citizens of each of the high contracting parties, residing or estab- Exemption f¤>¤¤ lished in the territory of the other, shall be exempt from all compulsory “"h"“'Y ‘1“’Y· military duty by sea or by land, and from all forced loans or military exactions or requisitions; nor shall they be compelled to pay any contributions whatever higher or other than those that are or may be paid by native citizens. Anrxonn VI. · The citizens of each of the contracting parties shall be permitted to Rights of enter, sojourn, settle, and reside in all parts of the ·territories of the d°°°° Md "““" other, engage in business, hire and occupy warehouses, provided they "°°°‘ submit to the laws, as well general as special, relative to the rights of travelling, residing, or trading. While they conform to the laws and regulations in force, they shall be at liberty to manage themselves their own business, subject to the jurisdiction of either party respectively, as well in respect to the consignment and sale of their goods as with respect to the loading, unloading, and sending od' their vessels. They may also employ such agents or brokers as they may deem proper; it being distinctly understood that they are subject also to the same laws. _ The citizens of the contracting parties shall have free access to the A¤¤¤¤¤f<><>¤¤¤¤· tribunals of justice, in all cases to which they may be a party, on the same terms which are granted by the laws and usage of the country to native citizens, furnishing security in the cases required; for which purpose they may employ in the defence of their interests and rights such advocates, solicitors, attorneys, and other agents as they may think proper, agreeably to the laws and usage of the country. Anrxcmvz VII. There shall be no examination or inspection of the books, papers, or Examination or accounts of the citizens of either country residing within the jurisdic- l>°°k¤ Mid P¤P¤¤’¤· tioln of the other without the legal order of a competent tribunal or judge. Amrronn VIH. The citizens of each of the high contracting parties, residing within Iiiberty or canthe territory of the other, shall enjoy full liberty of conscience. They ¤°*°¤°°· shall not be disturbed or molested on account of their religious opinions or worship provided they respect the laws and established customs of the country. And the bodies of the citizens of the one who may die in the territory of the other shall be interred in the public cemeteries, or in other decent places of burial, which shall be protected from all violation or insult by the local authorities.