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MOROCCO, 1787. 519 Amricnn XVI. In ease of a war between the parties, the prisoners are not to be made E zen an ge or slaves, but to be exchanged one lor another, captain for captain, officer PF*¤¤¤¤¤- tor officer, and_one private man for another; and if there shall prove a deficiency on either side, it shall be made up by the payment of one hundred mexican dollars for each person wanting. And it is agreed that all prisoners shall be exchanged in twelve months from the time of their being taken, and that this exchange may be efected by a merchant or any other person authorized by either of the parties. Anrxcnn XVII. Merchants shall not be compelled to buy or sell any kind of goods P¤¤>h¤¤¤¤¤<1¤¤·1¤ but such as they shall think proper; and may buy and sell all sorts of °f K°°d‘· merchandise but such as are prohibited to the other Christian nations. Anmonn XVIII,. All goods shall be weighed and examined before they are sent on Examination of board, and to avoid all detention of vessels, no examination shall after- 8°°d¤· wards be made, unless it shall fir t be proved that contraband goods have been sent on board, in which case the person who took the contraband goods on board shall be punished according to the usage and custom of the country, and no other person whatever shall be injured, nor shall the ship or cargo incur any penalty or damage whatever. Aarrcrn XIX. No vessel shall be detained in port on any pretence whatever, nor be Vessels not to be obliged to take on board any article without the consent of the com- d°*¤¤¤°d· mander, who shall be at full liberty to agree for the freight of any goods he takes on board. Anrrcra XX. If any of the citizens of the United States, or any persons under their Disputes between protection, shall have any disputes with each other, the Consul shall A¥¤¤¤¤¤¤¤· decide between the parties, and whenever the Consul shall require any aid or assistance from our Government, to enforce his decisions, it shall be immediately granted to him. Anrrcnn XXI. If a citizen of the United States should kill or wound a Moor, or, on _ Killing, a,,,,,,,,..,. the contrary, if,a Moor shall kill or wound a citizen of the United States, nnhablc by law of the law of the country shall take place, and equal justice shall be ren- *h° °°¤¤*¤’· dered, the Consul assisting at the trial; and if any delinquent shall make his escape, the Consul shall not be answerable for him in any manner whatever. Aurronn XXII. If an American citizen shall die in our country, and no will shall Estates of deappear, the Consul shall take possession of his effects; and 1f there shall <=¤¤¤¤d A*¤¤¤‘l°¤¤¤· be no Consul, the effects shall be deposited in the hands_of some person worthy of tru t, until the party shall appear who has a right to demand them; but if the heir to the person deceased be present the property shall be delivered to him without interruption; and it a w1ll shall appear, the property shall descend agreeable to that will as soon as the Consul shall declare the validity thereof. ‘