Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/684

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page needs to be proofread.

SAN SALVADOR, 1850. 677 Aurrcm VIL It is l1kcwise agreed that it shall be wholly free for all merchants, Management or commanders of slnps, and other citizens of both countries, to manage b¤°*¤¤••. M- by themselves_or_ageuts, their own business in all the ports and places subject to the jurisdiction of each other, as well with respect to the consignments and sale of their goods and merchandise, by wholesale or retail, as with respect to the loading, unloading, and sending off their ships; they being in all these cases to be treated as citizens of the country in which they reside, or at least to be placed on an equality with the subjects or citizens of the most favored nation. Axrrom VHI. The citizens of neither of the contracting parties shall be liable to Embsrgo or deany embargo, nor be detained with their vessels, cargoes, merchandise, *°”°i°¤· or eifects, for any military expedition, nor for any public or private purpose whatever, without allowing to those interested an equitable and sufficient indemuiilcation. ARTICLE IX. Whenexrer the citizens of either of the contracting parties shall be Vessels seeking forced to seek refuge or asylum in the rivers, bays, ports, or dominions '°*`“B°· of the other with their vessels, whether merchant or war, public or private, through stress of weather, pursuit of pirates or enemies, or want of provisions or water, they shall be received and treated with humanity, giving to them all favor and protection for repairing their ships, procuring provisions, and placing themselves in a situation to continue their voyage, without obstacle or hindrance of any kind. Amrorn X. All the ships, merchandise, and effects belonging to the citizens of _C•pt¤res by one of the contracting parties which may be captured by pirates, P¤‘¤¤•¤- whether within the limits of its jurisdiction or on the high seas, and may be carried or found in the rivers, roads, bay ,.ports, or dominions of the other, shall be delivered up to the owner , they proving in due and proper form their rights before the competent tribunals, it being well understood that the claim shall be made within the term of one year by the parties themselves, their attorneys, or agents of their mspective Governments. ` Aurrcmt XI. When any vessels belonging to the citizens of either of the contract- Wreeked 0* ing parties shall be wrecked or foundered, or shall suffer any damage on d“'”*8°d'°"°l'· the coasts or within the dominions of the other, there shall be given to them all assistance and protection, in the ame manner which is usual and customary with the vessels of the nation where the damage happens, permitting them to unload the said vessel, if necessary, of its merchandise and effects without exacting for it any duty, 1mpost,_ or contribution whatever, unless they may be destined for consumption or sale in the country of the port where they may have been disembarked. Anrrronm XU. The citizens of each of the contracting parties shall have power to Disposal and indispose of their personal goods or real estate within the jurisdiction ot ;¤s•;';°:••'* °° °f the other, by sale, donation, testament, or otherwise; and their representatives, being citizens of the other party, shall succeed to their said personal goods or real estate, whether by testament or ab intestato; and they may take possession thereof, either by themselves or others acting