Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/475

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468 PUBLIC TREATIES. And, in like manner, whatever kind of produce, inanufacture, or inerchandise of any foreign country can be, from time to time, lawfully imported into the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in its own vessels, may also be imported in vessels of the United States; and no higher or other duties upon the tonnage or cargo of the vessel shall be levied or collected, whether the importation be made in vessels of the one party or the other. Expormtitms in Whatever may be lawfully exported or re-exported by one party in its "c”°l¤ °f °m*°’ own vessels to any foreign country may in like manner be exported or [’“"°Y‘ reexported in the vessels of the other; and the same duties, bounties, and drawbacks shall be collected and allowed, whether such exportation or re-exportation be made in vessels of the one party or the other. Port charges. Nor shall higher or other charges of any kind be imposed in the ports of one party on vessels of the other than are or shall be payable in the same ports by national vessels. ARTICLE II. Ccnsting trade- The preceding article is not applicable to the coasting trade and navigation of the high contracting parties, which are respectively reserved by each exclusively to its own subjects or citizens. Anrionn III. _ No prcjcrencc of N o priority or preference shall be given by either of the contracting ””1’°*`m’°”· parties, nor by any company, corporation, or agent acting on their behalf or under their authority, in the purchase of any article of commerce lawfully imported on account of or in reference to the national character of the vessel, whether it be of the one party or of the other in which such article was imported. ARTICLE IV. Wrcckcd and The ancient and barbarous right to wrecks of the sea shall remain <l=¤¤¤=¤s*><l *'*>¤¤¤1¤· entirely abolished with respect to the property belonging to the subjects or citizens of the high contracting parties. When any vessel of either party shall be wrecked, stranded, or otherwise damaged on the coasts or within the dominions of the other, their respective citizens or subjects shall receive, as well for themselves as for their vessels and effects, the same assistance which would be duo to the inhabitants of the country where the accident happens. Sewage. They shall be liable to pay the same charges and dues of salvage as the said inhabitants would be liable to pay in a like case. Repairs or vos- If the operations of repair shall require that the whole or any part of MIS- the cargo be unloaded, they shall pay no duties of custom, charges, or fees on the part which they shall reload and carry away, except such as are payable in the like case by national vessels. It is nevertheless understood that it, whilst the vessel is under repair, the cargo shall be unladen, and kept in a place of deposit, destined to receive goods, the duties on which have not been paid, the cargo shall he liable to the charges and fees lawfully due to the keepers of such warehouse. Aarionn V. To what vessels The privileges secured by the present treaty to the respective vessels l·¤‘i\'il—’l€¤¤ ***0**0- of the high contracting parties shall only extend to such as are built within their respective territories, or lawfully condemned as prizes of war, or adjudged to be iorfeited for a breach of the municipal laws of either of the high contracting parties, and belonging wholly to their subjects or citizens. Crows of vessels. It is further stipulated that vessels of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin may select their crews from any of the States of the Germanic Confederation, provided that the master of each be a subject of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.