Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/737

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730 PUBLIC TREATIES. Anrrcnn II. United states to- In like manner the United States of North America shall protect and P’°°°°* ‘°““°]" °f defend the vessels and eifects belonging to the subjects of His Swedish SW°d°°' Majesty, which shall be in the ports, havens, or roads, or pn sea? [5% Article XU, near to the countries, islands, cities and towns of the sand In/lfltkb, ant “`°‘P°Y °f 18l6·°“d shall use their utmost efforts to recover and restore to the right on ners §§.?,:€;.,°0,· lg all such vessels and eifccts which shall he taken from them within their 735,741.] ’ jurisdiction. Ancrrcma 1'1`I. convoys. If, in any future war at sea, the contracting Powers resolve to remain neuter, and as such to observe the strictest neutrality, then it is agreed that if the merchant ships of either party should happen to be in a part of the sea vrhere the ships of war of the same_ nation are not stationed, or if they are met on the high sea, without being able to have recourse to their own convoys, in that case the commander of theships of war of the other party, if required, shall, in good faith and 'Sll1CGI'lt·}`, give them all necessary assistance; and in such case the ships of war and frigates of either of the Powers shall protect and support the merchantships of the other: provided, nevertheless, that the ships claiming assistance are not engaged in any illicit commerce contrary to the principle of the neutrality. Anerrcma IV. Bight *¤d¤ b¤¤i· It is agreed and concluded that all merchants, captains of merchant- “°““· &°· ships or other subjects of His Swedish Majesty, shall have full liberty in all places under the dominion or jurisdiction of the United States of [Soo Amc,6 Xu, America, to manage their own affairs, and to employ in the management treaty or 1816, and of them, whomsoever they please; and they shall not be obliged to make Article XV I I , use of any interpreter or broker, nor to pay them any reward unless they gglgff 18*7 » PP- make use of them. Moreover, the masters of ships shall not be obliged, ’ '] in loading or unloading their vessels, to employ labourers appointed by public authority for that purpose- but they shall be at full liberty themselveg, to lolad or unload their vessels, orto employ in loading or dnloading them w omsoever they think proper without paying reward under the title of salary to any other person whatever · and the shall not be _ _ 2 Y obliged to turn over any kind of merchandizes to other vessels, nor to receive; them on goaid their own, uml; to wait for their lading longer than they p ease · an a an every of the citizens people and inhabitants of the United States of America shall reciprdcally néve and enjoy the same prrkizileges and liberties in all places, under the jurisdiction of the said rea Anrrcnn V. E¤¤¤i¤¤·ti¤¤ of It is agreed that when merchandizes shall have been put on board ¥°°d°· the ships or vessels of either of the contracting parties, they shall not ._ be subjected to any examination; but all examination and search must [Bw ¢_¤‘t¤?¤XIIi be before lading, and the prohibited merchandizes must be stopped on K`:;'g°° 1g;?;';'} , the spot before they are embarked, unless there is full evidence or proof ,,1.,,,,,, of 182·,’p,,_ of fraudulent pract1ce on the_part of the owner of the ship, or of him , . wo as ccomman o er·1nw1c caseon es al res DS1 e "‘ ’ adld Smith t. t... ttl the mt. *‘-.. i,- Ji; " *‘ L "° I pt {t' _ _ _ yi w1c emay e. nao or cases, neither the subjects of either of the contracting parties who shall be with thenr vessels in the ports of the other, nor their merchandizes, shall be seized or molested on account of contraband goods, which they shall have wanted to take on board, nor shall any kind of embargo be laid on their ships, subjects, or citizens of the State whose merchandizes are declared contraband, or the exportation of which is forbidden;