Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/529

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522 PUBLIC TREATIES. ARTICLE IV. v,.,,,,,,,,,, to 1,,,,,, A signal, or pass, shall be given to all vessels belonging to both pm-. passports. ties, by which they are to be known when they meet at sea; and if the commander of a ship of war of either party shall have other ships under his convoy, the declaration of the commander shall alone be suf- iicient to exempt any of them from examination. ARTIGLE V. Examination o { If either of the parties shall be at war, and shall meet a vessel at sea v¤¤¤¤1¤- belonging to the other, it is agreed, that if an examination is to be made, it shall be done by sending a boat with two or three men only; and if any gun shall be fired, and injury done, without reason, the ofending party shall make good all damages. Aarronn VI. American citi- If any Moor shall bring citizens of the United States, or their effects, {)°”“ aged $°°°°"° *° to His Majesty, the citizens shall immediately be set at liberty, and the ° "S m ° effects restored ; and, in like manner, if any Moor, not a subject of these dominions, shall make prize of any of the citizens of America or their effects, and bring them into any of the ports of His Majesty, they shall be immediately released, as they will then be considered as under His Majesty’s protection. Anrionu VII. Vessels wanting If any vessel of either party shall put into a port of the other, and ¤¤1>1>1i¤¤- have occasion for provisions or other supplies, they shall be furnished without any interruption or molestation. ARTICLE VIII. Vessels putting If any vessel of the United States shall meet with a disaster at sea, in *0 wpnir- and put into one of our ports to repair, she shall be at liberty to land and reload her cargo, without paying any duty whatever. Anrroxra IX. Stranded vessels. If any vessel of the United States shall. be cast on shore on any part of our coasts, she shall remain at the disposition of the owners, and no one shall attempt going near her without their approbation, as she is then considered particularly under our protection; and if any vessel of the United States shall be forced to put into our ports by stress of weather, or otherwise, she shall not be compelled to land her cargo, but shall remain in tranquillity until the commander shall think proper to proceed on his voyage. ARTICLE X. Vessels engaged If any vessel of either of the parties shall have an engagement with

¤*¤1¤ 8¤¤¤ W of a vessel belonging to any of the Christian Powers, within gun-shot of

°'°· the forts of the other, the vessel o engaged shall be defended and protected as much as possible, until she is in safety; and if any American vessel shall be cast on shore, on the coast of Wadnoon, or any coast thereabout, the people belonging to her shall be protected and assisted until, by the help of God, they shall be sent to their country. Aarromn XI. D¢>PM‘¤¤¤‘¤ ¤f ¤¤- If we shall be at war with any Christian Power, and any of our Y68- °’“§° '°'“°‘ f'°“‘ sels sails from the ports of the United States, no vessel belonging Imto the enemy shall follow until twenty-four hours after the departure of