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524 PUBLIC TREATIES. Anrrcrn XIX. Vcsselsnvt to be No vessel shall be detained in port on any pretence whatever, nor be d°“m'°‘l· obliged to take on board any article without the consent of the commander, who shall be at full liberty to agree for the freight of any goods he takes on board. Anrrorn XX. Disputes between If any of the citizens of the United States, or any persons under their A*l*°¥l°°¤**· protection, shall have any dispute with each other, the consul shall 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. Antrromz XXI. Killing, &c.,pun- If a citizen of the United States should kill or wound a Moor, or, on i¤h=¤l>l¤ by Mw of the contrary, if a Moor shall kill or wound a citizen of the United States, “’°°°““"9'· the law of the country shall take place, and equal justice shall be ren— 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. Anriomii XXII. Estates of de— If an American citizen shall die in our country and no will shall ap- °°°·°°d A'“°”°““· pear, the Consul shall take possession of his effects; and if there shall be no Consul, the eifects shall be deposited in the hands of some person worthy of trust, until the party shall appear who has a right to demand them; but if the heir of the person deceased be present, the property shall be delivered to him without interruption; and if a will shall appear, the property shall descend agreeably to that will, as soon as the Consul shall declare the validity thereof. Anrrcrn XXIII. Qcpsuls and their The Consul of the United States of America shall reside in any sea- P'“"1°€°“· port of our dominions that they shall think proper, and they shall be respected and enjoy all the privileges which the Consuls of any other nation enjoy; and if any of the citizens of the United States shall contract any debts or engagements, the Consul shall not be in any manner accountable for them, unless he shall have given a promise in writing for the payment or fulfilling thereof, without which promise in writing no application to him for any redress shall be made. Anricrn XXIV. Agreement in If any differences shall arise by either party infringing on any of the °°·$° °f Wm`- articles of this treaty, peace and harmony shall remain, notwithstanding, in the fullest force, until a friendly application shall be made for an arrangement; and until that application shall be rejected, no appeal shall be made to arms. And if a war shall break out between the parties, nine months shall be granted to all the subjects of both parties to dispose of their effects and retire with their property. And it is further declared that whatever indulgence, in trade or otherwise, shall be granted to any of the Christian Powers, the citizens of the United States shall be equally entitled to them. Anrrorn XXV. Du ration of This treaty shall continue in force, with the help of God, for fifty

  • "°"*Y· years; after the expiration of which term, the treaty shall continue to

be binding on both parties, until the one shall give twelve months? notice to the other of an intention to abandon it ; in which case its operations shall cease at the end of the twelve months.