Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/555

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548 PUBLIC TREATIES. any other country residing, or having the privilege, according to the local laws, to fix their residence in the port to which the Vice-Consul shall be named. _ These Vice-Consuls, whose nomination shall be submitted to the approval of the Governor of the colony, shall be provided with a certificate, given to them by the Consul under whose orders they exercise their functions. _ 1 The Governor of the colony may in all cases withdraw from the Vice- Consuls the aforesaid sanction, in communicating to the Consul-General or Consul of the respective district the motives for his doing so. Anrrcnn VIII. Passports. Passports delivered or signed by (Jonsuls or Consular Agents, do not dispense the bearer from providing himself with all the papers required by the local laws, in order to travel or to establish himself in the colonies. The right of the Governor of the colony to prohibit the residence in, or to order the departure from the colony of any person, to whom a passport may have been delivered, remains undisturbed. Amrcnn IX. sbipwrseks. When a ship of the United States is wrecked upon the coast of the Dutch colonies, the Consul-General, Consul, or Vice-Consul who is present at the scene of the disaster, will, in case of the absence, or with the consent of the captain or supercargo, take all the necessary measures for the salvage of the vessel, the cargo, and all that appertains to it. In the absence of the Consul-General, Consul, or Vice-Consul, the Dutch authorities of the place where the wreck has taken place will act in the premises, according to the regulations prescribed by the laws of the colony. Anrxcnn X. 11mm" n-om Consuls-General, Consuls, and Vice-Consuls may, in so far as the exvessels. tradition of deserters from merchant-vessels or ships of war shall have been stipulated by treaty, request the assistance of the local authorities for the arrest, detention, and imprisonment of deserters from vessels of the United States. To this end they shall apply to the competent functionaries, and claim said deserters, in writing, proving by the register of the vessel, the list of the crew, or by any other authentic document, that the persons claimed belonged to the crew. The reclamation being thus supported, the local functionaries shall exercise what authority they possess, in order to cause the deserters to be delivered up. These deserters, being arrested, shall be placed at the disposal of said Consuls, and may be confined in the public prisons at the request and at the expense of those who claim them, in order that they may be taken to the vessels to which they belong, or to other vessels of the same nation. But if they are not sent back within four months from the day of their arrest,they shall be set at liberty, and shall not again be arrested for the same cause. It is understood, however, that if the deserter be found to have committed any crime, offence, or contravention, his extradition may be delayed until the court having cognizance of the matter shall l1ave pronounced its sentence, and the same has been carried into execution. Anctionn XI. Estates or ds- In case of the death of a citizen of the United States, without ¤¤¤·¤¤d 1‘¤¤¤d<=¤¢¤· having any known heirs or testamentary executors, the Dutch authorit1es._w_ho, according to the laws of the colonies, are charged with the administration of the estate, will inform the Consuls, or Consular Agents, of the cucumstance, in order that the necessary information may be forwarded to parties interested.