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PRUSSIA, 1799. 651 neun of the other party,shal1 succeed to t ' whether by testament or ab intestate, and mgyiakgigoslhiisgigdltfgzém, either by themselves or by others acting for them, and dispose of the same at their will, paying such dues only as the inhabitants of the country wherein the said goods are shall be subject to pay in like cases And in case of the absence of the representative such care shall taken of the said goods as would be taken of the goods of a native in like case, untill the lawfull owner may take measures for receiving them And if question should arise among several claimant to which of them the said goods belong, the same shall be decided tinally by the laws and judges of the land wherein the said goods are. And where on the Heirs to rein death of any person, holding real estate, within the territories of the °"°“'“°· one party, such real estate would, by the laws of the land descend on a citizen or subject of the other, were he not disqualified by alienage such subject shall be allowed a reasonable time to sell the same, and ai withdraw the proceeds, without molestation, and exempt from all rights of detraction on the part of the Government of the respective States. But this article shall not derogate in any manner from the force of the laws already published or hereafter to be published by His Majesty the King of Prussia to prevent the emigration of his subjects. Anrrom XI. The most perfect freedom of conscience and of worship is granted to Liberty of conthe citizens or subjects of either party within the jurisdiction of the °°i°”°°· other, and no person shall be molested in that respect for any cause other than an insult on the religion of others. Moreover, when the subjects or citizens of the one party shall die within the jurisdiction of the other, their bodies shall be buried in the usual burying-grounds, or other decent and suitable places, and shall be protected fnom violation or disturbance. Aarrom XII. Experience having proved, that the principle adopted in the twelfth Rislm ¤* ¤¤¤· article of the treaty of 1785, according to which free ships make free “"‘l° °° “°”f· goods, has not been suiiieiently respected during the two last wars, and [S°° A;'**°‘g5XH» especially in that which till continues, the two contracting parties gz"? ° 17 ’ I" propose, after the return of a general peace, to agree, either separately ` between themselves or jointly with_other Powers alike interested, to concert with the great maritime Powers of Europe such arrangements and such permanent principles as may serve to consolidate the liberty and the safety of the neutral navigation and commerce in future wars. And if in the interval either of the contracting parties should be engaged in a war to which the other should remain neutral, the ships of war and privateers of the belligereut Power shall conduct themselves towards the merchant vessels of the neutral Power as favourably as the course of the war then existing may permit, observing the principles and rules of the law of nations generally acknowledged. Aarromt XIII. And in the same case of one of the contracting parties being engaged 12 eygulations m in war with any other Power, to prevent all the dililculties and mis- case contraband. understandings that usually arise respecting merchandize of contra- [Sec Atgnclg XII, baud, such as arms, ammunition, and military stores of everykind, no 3*5*;*;*Y ° me P- snch articles carried in the vessels, or by the subjects or citizens of ' either party, to the enemies of the other, shall be deemed contraband, so as to induce confiscation or condemnation and a loss of property to individuals. Nevertheless, it shall be lawful to stop such vessels and articles, and to detain them for such length of time as the captors may think necessary to prevent the inconvenience or damage that might