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413 PUBLIC TREATIES. neutral party, shall be applicable only to ships sailing without a convoy; and when the said ships shall be conveyed, it being the intention of the parties to observe all the regards due to the protection of the dag displayed by public ships, it shall not be lawful to visit them; but the verbal declaration of 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 sufficient; the two parties reciprocally engaging not to admit, under the protection of their convoys, ships which shall have on board contraband goods destined to an enemy. Anrronn XXVI. Provision in Whenever vessels shall be captured or detained, to be carried into case of captures. port under pretence 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 copy of said papers; and it shall be unlawful to break up or open the hatches, chests, trunks, casks, bales, or vessels found 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 same. N or shall it be lawful to sell, exchange, or alienate the said articles of contraband in any manner, unless there shall have been lawful process, and the competent judge or judges shall have pronounced against such goods sentence of connscation. Anrrxonn XXVII. gm, ,,;c,,ptm-,,,1 That proper care may be taken of the vessel and cargo, and embezproperty. zlement prevented IH time of war, it is hereby agreed that it shall not be lawful to remove the master, commander, or sspsrssrgo of any cap- - tured vessel from on board thereof, during the time the vessel may be at sea after her capture, or pending the proceedings against her or her cargo, or anything relating thereto; and in all cases where a vessel ot the citizens of either party shall be captured or seized and held for adjudication, her officers, passengers, and crew shall be hospitably treated. They shall not be imprisoned or deprived of any part of their wearing apparel, nor of the possession and use of their money, not exceeding tor the captain, supercargo, mate, and passengers five hundred dollars each, and for the sailors one hundred dollars each. Aurrorn XXVIII. pmt, ggurtg and It is further agreed that i11 all cases the established courts for prize decrees. causes, in the country to which the prizes may be conducted, shall alone take cognizauce 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 motiveson which the same shall have been ibuuded, and an authenticated copy of the sentence or decree, and all of 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. Aarrenm XXIX. Duties on prize When the ships of war of the two contracting parties, or those be-

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"“‘ 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 oiilcers of the place, the judges, or any others; nor shall such prizes, when they come to and enter the ports of