NETHERLANDS, 1839. 543 tween the two countries in their respective vessels, have, for that purpose, named plenipotentiaries, that is to say: The President of the United States has appointed John Forsyth, Nsgotinmrs. Secretary of State of the said United States; and His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, Jonkheer Evert Marius Adrian Martini, Member of the Body of Nobles of the Province of North Brabant, Knight of the gédgnr of the Netherland Lion, and his Charge d’Aii'a‘ires near the United es; Who, having exchanged their respective full powers, found in good und due form, have agreed to the tollowing articles: Anrronn I. Goods and merchandise, whatever their origin may be, imported into _Equality or anor exported from the ports of the United States from or to the ports of *’°°· the Netherlands in Europe, in vessels of the Netherlands, shall pay no higher or other duties than shall be levied on the like goods and merchandise so imported or exported in national vessels; and, reeiprocally, goods and merchandise, whatever their origin may be, imported into or exported from the ports of the Netherlands in Europe from or to the ports of the United States, in vessels of the said States, shall pay no higher or other duties than shall be levied on the like goods and merchandise so imported or exported in national vessels. The bounties, Bnnntlss n n d drawbacks, or other favors of this nature which may be granted in •*¤Wl>¤¤¥¤· the States of either of the contracting parties on goods imported or exported in national vessels shall also and in like manner be granted on [ses supplegoods directly exported or imported in vessels of the other country to ¤}¤¤t¤1 ¤<>¤ *¤¤- and from the ports of the two countries; it being understood that, in *‘°“·PP·5“'°‘°·] the latter as in the preceding case, the goods shall have been loaded in the ports from which such vessels have been cleared. Anrronn II. Neither party shall impose upon the vessels of the other, whether Tonnage duties, carrying cargoes between the United States and the ports of the Nether- M- lands_in Europe, or arriving in ballast from any other country, any du- °,[Sc:;:';£l?:":’°“* ties of tonnage, harbour dues, light-houses, salvage, pilotage, qua.ran— Wm_] ’ PP' tine, or port charges of any kind or denomination which shall not ·be imposed in like cases on national vessels. Anrronn III. It is further agreed between the two contracting parties that the Gon- I;rivi1e1ges of consuls and Vice-Oonsuls of the United States in the ports of the Nether- ::,3 ““ "°°‘°°“‘ lands in Europe, and, reciprocally, the Oonsuls and Vice-Oonsuls of the Netherlands in the ports of the said States, shall continue to enjoy all privileges, protection, and assistance, as may be usual and necessary for the duly exercising of their functions, in respect also of the deserters from the vessels, whether public or private, of their countues. Anrrom IV. The contracting parties agree to consider and treat as vessels of the v ¥:8:l*;¤°¤¤!¤*¥ °¥ United States and of the Netherlands all such as, being furnished by ° ‘ , the competent authority with a passport or sea-letter, shall, under the then existing laws and regulations, be recognized as national vessels by the country to which they respectively belong. Anrronm V. In case of shipwreck or damage at sea, each party shall grant to the supwmks. vessels, whether public or private, of the other, the same assistance and protection which would he aiforded to its own vessels in like eases.