Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/701

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694 PUBLIC TIIEATIES. part, they shall be at liberty so to do, and the proper officers shall fur. nish them with passports: Provided always, There be no legal ixnpvelr ment to the contrary. Nothing contained in this article shall be understood as granting permission to import and sell munitions of war to any person excepting to the King, who, if he docs not require, will not be bound to purchase them ; neither is permission granted to import opium, Prohibited arti- which is contraband, or to export rice, which cannot be embarked as an

  • 1*- article of commerce. These only are prohibited.

Ancrrcrn III. Measurement Vessels of the United States entering any port within His Majesty’s d¤*y Wyshle. dominious, and selling or purchasing cargoes of merchandise, shall pay, miss., A}-ti;=1cVH» in lieu of import and export duties, tonnage, license to trade, or any M? ° 856* P' other charge whatever, a measurement duty only, as follows: The ` measurement shall be made from side to side, in the middle of the vessel’s length; and, if a single-decked vessel, on such single deck; if otherwise, on the lower deck. On every vessel, selling merchandise, the sum of one thousand seven hundred Ticals, or Bats, shall be paid for every Siamese fathom in breadth, so measured; the said fathom being computed to contain seventy-eight English or American inches, corresponding to niuety-six Siamese inches; but if the said vessel should come without merchandise, and purchase a‘cargo with specie only, she shall then pay the sum of ilfteeu hundred Ticals, or Bats, for each and every fathom before described. Furthermore, neither the aforesaid measurement duty, nor any other charge whatever, shall be paid by any vessel of the United States that enters a Siamese port for the purpose of reiltting, or for refreshments, or to inquire the state of the market. Anrrcnn IV. Qiminntion of If hereafter the duties payable by foreign vessels be diminished in @¤¤•¤· favor of any other nation, the same diminution shall be made in favor of the vessels of the United States. Ancrrcmr V. gm,,',,,,;, If any vessel of the United States shall suffer shi wreck onan art of the Magnificent King’s dominions, the persons ltscaping frompthe wreck shall be taken care of and hospitably entertained at the expense of the King, until they shall find an opportunity to be returned to their country; and the property saved from such wreck shall be carefully preserved and restored to its owners; and the United States will repay all expenses incurred by His Majesty on account of such wreck. Aarrcnn VI. Dpbkqmfrgqfgd It any citizen of the United States, coming to Siam for the purpose in Siam. of trade, shall contract debts tp any individual of Siam, or if any individual of Siam shall contract debts to any citizen of the United States, the debtor shall be obliged to bring forward and sell all his goods to pay his debts therewith. When the product of such bona fide sale shall not sudlce, he shall no longer be liable for the remainder, nor shall the creditor be able to retain him as a slave, imprison, ilog, or otherwise punish him,‘to compel the payment of any balance remaining due, but shall leave him at perfect liberty. Anrrcmr VII. R,,,,, 0; King', Merchants of the United States coming to trade in the Kingdom of factoriu. Siam, and wishing to rent houses therein, shall rent the King’s factories, and pay the customary rent of the country. Ifthe said merchants bring their goods on shore, the King’s officers shall take account thereof, but shall not levy any duty thereupon.