Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/675

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668 _1¤Unuc rruunrius. Aurrcm VIII. Consular o¤ioor•· The two contracting parties shall have the liberty of having in their respective ports Consuls, Vice-Consuls, Agents, and Commissaries, of their own appointment, who shall enjoy the same privileges and powers as those of the most favored nations; but if any such Consul shall cxercise commerce, they shall be submitted to the same laws and usages to whicih the private individuals of their nation are submitted, in the same p ace. _S¤tt1•=m¤¤t of The Consuls, Vice-Consuls, and Commercial Agents shall have the d'“P“*°“ ?,“‘"°°“ right, as such, to sit as judges and arbitrators in such differences as may mm°" °" °r°w°' arise between the captains and crews of the vessels belonging to the nation whose interests are committed to their charge, without the interference of the local authorities, unless the conduct of the crews or of the captain should disturb the order or the tranquillity of the country, or the said Consuls, Vice·Consnls, or Commercial Agents should require their assistance to cause their decisions to be carried into effect or supported. It is, however, understood that this species of judgment or arbitration shall not deprive the contending parties of the right they have to resort, on their return, to the judicial authority of their country. ‘ Anrrcnn IX. 'D¢¤¤¤'*¤¤¤ from The said Consuls, Vice-Consuls, and Commercial Agents are author- "°““°l“· ized to require the assistance of the local authorities, for the search, arrest, detention and imprisonment of the deserters from the ships of war and merchant vessels of their country. For this purpose they shall apply to the competent tribunal , judges and officers, and shall in writing demand said deserters, proving, by the exhibition of the registers of the vessels, the rolls of the crews, or by other official documents, that such individuals formed part of the crews; and this reclamation being thus substantiated, the surrender shall not be refused. Such deserters, when arrested, shall be placed at the disposal of the said Consuls, Vice~Consuls, or Commercial Agents, and may be confined in the public prisons, at the request and cost of those who shall claim them, in order to be detained until the time when they shall be restotredtto the vessel? gil which they belong, or sent back to their own coun ry y a vesse o e same nation or an other vessel whatsoever. But if not sent back within four months froym the day of their arrest, they shall be set at liberty, and shall not be again arrested for the same cause. llowever, if the deserter should be found to have committed any crime ouoiience, his surrender may be delayed until the tribunal before which his case shall be depending shall have pronounced its sentence, and such sentence shall have been carried into effect. Aarronu X. Di¤P<>¤o| ¤¤d in- The citizens and subjects of each of the hi h contractin arties shall

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