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54,0 PUBLIC TREATIES. bound in the ports from whence the vessells have set sail in the last place, containing a specification of the cargo, of the placefrom whence the vessell departed, and of that of her destination, or, instead of all these, with certiiicates from the magistrates or governors of cities, places, and colonies from whence the vessell came, given in the usual form, to the end that it may be known whether there are any cfiects prohibited or contraband, on board the vessels, and whether they are destined to be carried to an enemy’s country or not; and in case any one judges proper to express in the said documents the persons to whom the effects on board belong, he may do it freely, without, however, being bound to do it; and the omission of such expression cannot and ought not to cause a couhscation. Aaricms XXVI. Regulation of lf the vessells of the said subjects or inhabitants of either of the visits M we- parties, sailing along the coasts or on the high seas, are met by a vessell of war, or privateer, or other armed vessell of the other party, the said vessells of war, privateers, or armed vessells, for avoiding all disorder, shall remain without the reach of cannon, but may send their boats on board the merchant vessell, which they shall meet in this manner, upon which they may not pass more than two or three men, to whom the master or commander shall exhibit his passport, containing the property of the vessell, according to the form annexed to this treaty: And the vessell, after having exhibited such a passport, sea-letter, and other documents, shall be free to continue her voyage, so that it shall not be lawfull to molest her, or search her in any manner, nor to give her chase, nor to force her to alter her course. Ancrxcrn XXVII. Cggwg °5vcm1,_ It shall be lawfnll for merchants, captains and commanders of vessells, whether public and of war, or private and of merchants, belong ing to the said United States of America, or any of them, or to their subjects and inhabitants, to take freely into their service, and receive on board of their vessells, in any port or place in the jurisdiction of their High Mightinesses aforesaid, seamen or others, natives or inhabitants of any of the said States, upon such conditions as they shall agree on, without being subject for this to any hue, penalty, punishment, pr0· cess, or reprehension whatsoever. And reciprocally, all merchants, captains and commanders, belonging to the said United Netherlands, shall enjoy, in all the ports and places under the obedience of the said United States of America, the same priviledge of engaging and receiving seamen or others, natives or inhabitants of any country of the domination of the said States General : Provided, that neither on one side nor the other, they may not take into their service sifch of their countrymen who have already engaged in the service of the other party contracting, whether in war or trade, and whether they meet them by land or sea; at least if the captains or masters under the command of whom such persons may be found, will not of his own consent discharge them from their service, upon pain of being otherwise treated and punished as deserters. Anrrcma XXVIII. Infrootions of The affair of the refraction shall be regulated in all equity and jus-

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that there is any room to complain in this respect. Anrrrcnn XXIX. gmg°m0¤,_ The present treaty shall be ratified and approved by their High Mightinesses the States General of the United Netherlands, and by the United States of America; and the acts of ratification shall be deliv-