Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/662

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PRUSSIA, 1799. 655 fortable quarters, and the common men be disposed in oantonments open and extensive enough for air and exercise, and lodged in barracks as roomly and good as are provided by the party in whose power they are for their own troops; that the officers shall also be daily furnished by the party in whose power they are with as many rations, and of the same articles and quality as are allowed by them, either in kind or bv commutation, to officers of equal rank in their own army; and all others shall be daily furnished hy them with such ration as they shall allow to a common soldier in their own service; the value whereof hall be paid by the other party on a mutual adjustment of accounts for the subsistence of prisoners at the close of the war; and the said accounts shall not be mingled with or set off against any others, nor the balances due on them be withheld as a satisfaction or reprizal for any other article or for any other cause, real or pretended, whatever. That each party shall be allowed to keep a commissary of prisoners of their own appointment, with every separate cantonment of prisoners in possession of the other, which commissary shall see the prisoners as often- as he pleases, shall be ·allowed,to receive and distribute whatever comforts may be sent to them by their friends, and shall be free to make his reports in open letters to those who employ him; but if any officer shall break his parole, or any other prisoner shall escape from the limits of his cantonment after they shall have been designated to him, such individual omcer or other prisoner shall forfeit so much of thebenellt of this article as provides for his enlargement on parole or cantonment. And it is ,;.4,;,;,,. not e, declared, that neither the pretence that war dissolves all treaties, nor be annulledany other whatever shall be considered as annulling or suspending this and the next preceding article; but, on the contrary, that the state of war is precisely that for which they are provided, and during which they are to be as sacredly observed as the most acknowledged articles in the law of nature and nations. Anrrcmn XXV. The two contracting parties have granted to each other the liberty of C¤¤¤¤i•¤ WW1 having each in the ports of the other Consuls, Vice-Gonsuls, Agents, and Commissaries of their own appointment, who shall enjoy the same privileges and powers as those of the most favoured nations.; but if any such Consuls shall exercise commerce, they shall be submitted to the same laws and usages to which the private individuals of their nation are submitted in the same place. Ancrrcrm XXVI. If either t shall hereafter grant to any other nation any particu- Fsvoun granted lar favour irliariairigation or commerce, it shall immediately become com- {*:*7;*;:* *° mon to the other pmty, freely, where it is freely granted to such other · nation, or on yielding the same compensation, when the grant 18 conditional. Aarrom XXVII. His Majesty the King of Prussia and the United States of America Duration or agree that this treaty shall be in force during the term of ten years from metrthe exchange of the ratitications; and if the expiration of that term should happen during the course of a war between them, then the articles before provided for the regulation of their conduct during such a war shall continue in force until the conclusion of the treaty which shall restore peace. , , _ _ This treaty shall be ratified on both sides, and the ratiiicatrons Ratitications. exchanged within one year from the day of its signature, or sooner if possible.