Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/748

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SWEDEN AND NORWAY, ism. 741 Europe, at aport of the United States, and provided with a bill of health granted by an officer having competent power to that effect, at the ports whence such vessels shall have sailed, setting forth that no malignant or contagious diseases prevailed in that port, shall be subjected to no other quarantine than such as may be necessary for the visit of the health-otiicer of the port where such vessel shall have arrived; after which said vessels shall be allowed immediately to enter and unload their cargoes: provided, always, that there shall be on board no person who, during the voyage, shall have been attacked with any malignant or contagious diseases; that such vessels shall not, during their passage, have communicated with any vessel liable itself to undergo aquarantine; and that the country whence they came shall not, at that time, beso far infected or suspected that, before their arrival, an ordinance had been issued, in consequence of which all vessels coming from that country should be considered as suspected, and consequently subject to quarantine. ARTICLE XVII. The second, nfth, sixth, seventh eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, C°*'*¤l¤ °'*i°l°¤ °f thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth, °f 1783 "' nineteenth, twenty-first, twenty-second, twenty-third, and twenty-fifth [Sm, ,%},3,] articles of the treaty of amity and commerce concluded at Paris on the pp' ' third of April, one thousand seven hundred eighty-three, by the Plenipotentiaries of the United States of America, and of His Majesty the King of Sweden, together with the first, second, fourth, and filth separate articles, signed on the same day by the same Plenipotentiaries, are revived, and made applicable to all the countries under the dominion of the present high contracting parties, and shall have the same force and value as if they were inserted in the context of the present treaty; it being understood that the stipulations contained in the articles above cited shall always be considered as in no manner aifecting the conventions concluded by either party with other nations, during the interval between the/expiration of the said treaty of one thousand seven hundred eighty-three and the revival of said articles by the treaty of commerce and navigation concluded at Stockholm by the present high contracting parties, on the fourth of September, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen. Amrrcrn XVIII. Considering the remoteness of the respective countries of the two Bl¤¤k¤d¤d P°¤‘*¤· high contracting parties, and the uncertainty resulting therefrom with respect to the various events which may take place, it is agreed that a merchant-vessel belonging to either of them, which may be bound to a port supposed at the time of its departure to be blockaded, shall not, however, be captured or condemned for having attempted a first time to enter said port, unless it can be proved that said vessel could and ought to have learned, during its voyage, that the blockade of the place in question still continued. But all vessels which, after having been warned off once shall, during the same voyage, attempt a second time to enter the same blockaded port, during the continuance of said blockade, shall then subject themselves to be detained and condemned,. Aucricnn XIX. The present treaty shall continue in force for ten yeurs,counting from D ¤¤‘¤*>i°¤ of the day of the exchange of ratiiications; and if before the expiration “°““Y‘ of the first nine years neither of the high contracting parties shall have announced, by an official notification to the other, its intention to arrest the operation of said treaty, it shall remain binding for one year beyond that time, and so on until the expiration of the twelve months which will follow a similar notification, whatever the time at which it may take place.