Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/649

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642 PUBLIC TREATIES. laws and usages there established, and to which are submitted the citizens of the United States, and the citizens and subjects of the most favoured nations. Aarrcnn HI. Privilegeeefeiti- In like manner the citizens of the United States of America may '°"° of U“i'£°d frequent all the coasts and countries of His Majesty the King of Prus- S°°t°° m Pm”"°' sia, and reside and trade there in all sorts of produce, manufactures, and merchandize; and shall pay in the dominions of his said Majesty no other or greater duties, charges, or fees whatsoever than the most favoured nation is or shall be obliged to pay: and they shall enjoy all the rights, privileges, and exemptions in navigation and commerce which the most favoured nation does or shall enjoy; submitting themselves nevertheless to the laws and usages there established, and to which are submitted the subjects of His Majesty the King of Prussia, and the subjects and citizens of the most favoured nations. Auzrrcnn IV. Freedom of eem- More especially each party hall have a right to carry their own prom¤r¤¤ wd ¤¤vis•· duce, manufacture , and merchandize in their own or any other vessels

  • l°"· to any parts of the dominions of the other, where it shall be lawful

for all the subjects or citizens of that other f‘reely to purchase them ; and thence to take the produce, manufactures, and merchandize of the other, which all the said citizens or subjects shall in like manner befree to sell them, paying in both cases such duties, charges, and fees only as are or shall be paid by the most favoured nation. Nevertheless, the King of Prussia and the United States, and each of them, reserve to themselves the right, where any nation restrains the transportation of merchandize to the vessels of the country of which it is the growth or manufacture, to establish against such nations restaliating regulations; and also the right to prohibit, in their respective countries, the importation and exportation of all merehandize whatsoever, when reasons of state shall require it. In this case, the subjects or citizens of either of the contracting parties shall not import nor export the merchandize prohibited by the other; but if one of the contracting parties permits any other nation to import or export the same merchandize, the citizens or subjects of the other shall immediately enjoy the same liberty. Anrronn V. Lenin; ot ves- The merchants, commanders of vessels, or_ other subjects or citizens ¤¤1¤- of either party, shall not within the ports or jurisdiction of the other be forced to unload any sort of merchaudize into any other vessels, nor to receive them into their own, nor to wait for their being loaded longer than they please. Anrronu VI. Examination of That, the vessels of either party loading within the ports or jurisdic- K°°d•· tion of the other may not be uselessly harassed or detained, it is agreed that all examinations of goods required by the laws shall be made before they are laden on board the vessel, and that there shall be no examination after; nor shall the vessel be searched at any time, unless articles shall have been laden therein claudestinely and illegally, in which case the person by whose order they were carried on board, or who carried them without order, shall be liable to the laws of the land in which he is; but no other person shall be molested, nor shall any other groods, nor the vessel, be seized or detained for that cause. Anrrcnn VII. Protect io; to Each party shall endeavour, by all the means in their power, to pro- '°¤°°l° °¤d ° °°*°· tect and descnd [defend] all vessels and other effects belonging to the