Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/542

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snrnnunauns, use. 535 Anrrcnu VI. The subjects of the contracting parties may, on one side and on the Disposal of and other, in the respective countries and States, dispose of their eifects ¤¤°°°¤¤*°¤ *° 1**01* by testament, donation. or otherwise; and their heirs, subjects of one °"y‘ .ot' the parties, and residing in the country of the other, or elsewhere shall receive such successions, even ab intestato, whether in person or by their attorney or substitute, even although thev shall not have obtained letters of naturalization, without having the eifect of such com mission contested under pretext of any rights or prerogatives of any province, city, or private person: And if the heirs to whom such sncces- Minor heirs. sions may have fallen shall be minors, the tutors or curators established by the judge domiciliary of the said minors may govern, direct, administer, sell, and alienate the etfects fallen to the said minors by inheritance, and, in general, in relation to the said successions and eifects, use all the r1ghts and fullnll all the functions which belong, by the disposition of the laws, to guardians, tutors, and curators: Provided, nevertheless, that this disposition cannot take place but in cases where the testator shall not have named guardians, tutors, curators, by testament, codicil, or other legal instrument. Ancrxonn VII. It shall be lawfull and free for the subjects of each party to employ Em1>l<>5’¤=¤¤¤ ¤f such advocates, attorneys, notaries, solicitors, or factors as they shall “°"°“‘°Y°· "·°· judge proper. Anrrcnn VIII. Merchants, masters and owners of ships, mariners, men of all kinds, Vcmls, uct ships and vessells, and all merchandizes and goods in general, and *° b° d°*°'¤°d· eifects of one of the confederates, or of the subjects thereof, shall not be seized or detained in any of the countries, lands, islands, cities, places, ports, shores, or dominions whatsoever of the other confederate, for any military expedition", publick or private use of any one, by arrests, violence, or any colour thereof; much less shall it be permitted to the subjects of either party to take or extort by force anything from the subjects of the other party, without the consent of the owner; which, however, is not to be understood of seizures, detentious, and arrests which shall be made by the command and authority of justice, and by the ordinary methods, on account of debts or crimes, in respect whereof the proceedings must be by way of law, according to the forms of justice. Amrronn IX. It is further agreed and concluded that it shall be wholly free for all 14¤¤¤s¤¤¤<¤¤¢ ¤f merchants, commanders of ships, and other subjects and inhabitants of "““‘°°“· the contracting parties, in every place subjected to the jurisdiction of the two Powers respectively, to manage themselves their own business; and moreover, as to the use of interpreters or brokers, as also in relation to the loading or unloading of their vessells, and everything which has relation thereto, they shall be, on one side and on the other, considered and treated upon the footing of natural subjects, or, at least, upon an equality with the most favored nation. ‘ Aurrcnn X. The merchautships of either of the parties, coming from the port of M°“2l”§”*‘¤h i P" an enemy, or from their own, or a neutral port, may navigate freely g,.:x£g”t °°°`l°°' towards any port of an enemy of the other ally: They shall be, never- ’ theless, held, whenever it shall be required, to exhibit, as well upon the high seas as in the ports, their sea-letters and other dc cumeuts described in the twenty-fifth article, stating expressly that their ciiects are not of [S e e Article the number of those which are prohibited as contraband; and not hav- XXV-]