Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/714

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SPAIN, 1795. 7()7 Anrrons XI. The citizens and subjects of each party shall have power to dispose Disposal and ings their personal goods, within the jurisdiction of the other, by tests. h·¤¤‘i==·¤¤¤ of verment, donation, or otherwise, and their representatives being subjects or °°““1P"°P°"" citizens of the other party, shall succeed. to their said personal goods, whether by testament or ab intestate, and they may take possession thereof, either by themselves or others acting for them, and dispose of the same at thér will, paying such dues only as the inhabitants of the country wherein the said goods are, shall be subject to pay in like cases. And in case of the absence of the representative, such care shall be Estates of pertaken of the said goods, as would be taken of the goods of a native in ¤<>¤¤ dYl¤8 *¤*°¤· like case, until the lawful owner may take measures for receiving them. """°· And if questions shall arise among several claimants to which of them i the said goods belong, the same shall be decided finally by the laws and judges of the land wherein the said goods are. And where, on the H,,,,.,,,,, ,.,,,_;,,, death of any person holding real estate within the territories of the one utc. " party, such real estate would by the laws of the land descend on a citizen or subject of the other, were he not disqualified by being an alien, such subjects shall be allowed a reasonable time to sell the same, and to withdraw the proceeds without molestation, and exempt from all rights of detraction on the part of the Government of the respective States. Awrrcnm XII. The merchant-ships of either of the parties which shall be making _ Vessolstoexhibinto a port belonging to the enemy of the other party, and concerning it P°*’“P°"t» *·°· whose voyage, and the species of goods on board her, there shall be just grounds of suspicion, shall be obliged to exhibit as well upon the high seas as in the ports and havens, not only her passports, but likewise certificates, expressly showing that her goods are not of the number of those which have been prohibited as contraband. Anriomn XIII. For the better promoting of commerce on both sides, it is agreed, Privileges or that if a war shall break out between the said two nations, one year morcbantsin me after the proclamation of war shall be allowed to the merchants, in the °f "‘“· cities and towns where they shall live, for collecting and transporting their goods and merchandizes: And if anything be taken from them or any injury be done them within that term, by either party, or the people or subjects of either, full satisfaction shall be made for the same by the Government. ` Anrionm XIV. No subject of His Catholic Majesty shall apply for, or take any com- L 0 t il 6 Y ¤ 0 Y mission or letters of marque, for arming any ship or ships to act as '“""q“°‘ privateers against the said United States, or against the citizens, people, or inhabitants of the said United States, or against the property of any of the inhabitants of any of them, from any Prince or State with which the said United States shall be at war. ` Nor shall any citizen, subject, or inhabitant of the said United States apply for or take any commission or letters of marque for arming any ship or ships to act as privateers against the subjects of His Catholic Majesty, or the property of any of them, from any Prince or State with which the said King shall be at war. And if any person of either nation shall take such commissions or letters of marque, he shall be punished as a pirate. Aarronm XV. It shall be lawful for all and singular the subjects of His Catholic Neutral trade. Majesty, and the citizens, people, and inhabitants of the said United States, to sail with their ships with all manner of liberty and security,