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PRUSSIA, 1799. vessels, or eifects of the other part shall be res on ‘ ‘ · and property for damages and inteibst, sufficiengsesiiiiigyliioihshigdrsdziii geuglzggioléygétll commanders of private armed vessels before they are Anrionn XVI. In times of war, or in cases of ur ent necessit wh ' contracting parties shall be obliged t€> lay a generiil embiuggtoljigtiiifefliii Wrwigxrgo or deall its ports,_or in certain particular places, the vessels of the other party [SM Ar'¤i¤1<>XVL’ shall be subject to this measure, upon the same footing as those of the *"°““" °f 178:* l’· most favoured nations, but without having the right to claim the exemp- M5`] tion in their favour stipulated in the sixteenth article of the former treaty of 17e5. But on the other hand, the proprietors of the vessels which shall have been detained, whether for some military expedition or for what other use soever, shall obtain from the Government that shall have employed them an equitable indemnity, as well for the freight as for the loss occasioned by the delay. And furthermore, in all cases of Distraint and seizure, detention, or arrest, for debts contracted or offences committed srrsstsby any citizen or subject of the one party within the jurisdiction of the other, the same shall be made and prosecuted by order and authority of law only, and according to the regular course of proceedings usual in . such cases. “ Anrrorm XVII. If any vessel or effects of the neutral Power be taken by an enemy of R°°¤P*“1’°d V°¤· the other, or by a pirate, and retaken by the Power at war, they shall °°l°‘ _ be restored to the iirst proprietor, upon the conditions hereafter stipu- xélsf ° Am°l° lated in the twenty-iirst article for cases of recapture. ' Anxrronn XVIII. If the citizens or subjects of either party, in danger from tempests, Vessels seeking pirates, enemies, or other accidents, shall take refuge, with their vessels ¤‘°f¤K°· or effects, within the harbours or jurisdiction of the other, they shall be received, protected, and treated with humanity and kindness, and shall be permitted to fiu·nish themselves, at reasonable prices, with all refreshments, provisions, and other things necessary for their sustenance, health, and accom[m]odation, and for the repair of their vessels. Anricnn XIX. The vessels of war, public and private, of both parties, shall carry Prizes. freely, wheresoever they please, the vessels and edects taken from their enemies, without being obliged to pay any duties, charges, or fees to officers of admiralty, of the customs, or any others; nor shall such [See Article XII, prizes be arrested, searched, or put under legal process, when they gggatfalzg lfgébeiiz come to and enter the ports of the other party, but may freely be carried Bdgaiuj, ’ 1 7 9 4 ’ out again at any time by their captors to the places expressed in their Article XXV, p. commissions, which the commanding oiizicer of such vessel shall be 280-] _ obliged to shew. But, conformably to the treaties existing between No asylum its the United States and Great Britain, no vessel that shall have made m,f;‘;°*lm,; a prize upon British subjects shall have a right to shelter in the ports Gm, B,,,,,,,,_ of the United States, but if forced therein by tempests, or any other danger or accident of the sea, they shall be obliged to depart as soon as possible. ‘ Anrionn XX. No citizen or subject of either of the contracting parties shall take mails]; t ° I B ° { from any Power with which the other may be at war any commission or · letter of marque, for arming any vessel to act as a privateer against the other, on pain of being punished as a pirate; nor shall either party hire, lend, or give any part of its naval or military force to the enemy of the other, to aid them offensively or defensively against the other.