Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/771

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764 PUBLIC TREATIES. Anriom IV. Passports. On both sides sufficient passports shall be given to vessels, that they may be known and treated as friendly_; and, considering the distance between the two countries, a term of eighteen months is given, within which term respect shall be paid to the said passports, without requiring the congé or document, (which, at Tunis, is called testa,) but after the said term the congé shall be presented. Anrrcm V. Vessels u ¤ d e r If the corsairs of Tunis shall meet at sea with ships of war of the United °°”"°¥· States, having under their escort merchant-vessels of their nation, they shall not be searched or molested- and in uch case the commanders shall be believed upon their word to exempt their ships from being visited, and to avoid quarantine. The American ships ot war shall act in like manner towards merchant-vessels escorted by the corsairs of Tunis. . Aarrorm VI. Visits at ssa. If a Tunisian corsair shall meet with an American merchant-vessel, and shall visit it with her boat, she shall not exact anything, under pain of being severely punished. And in like manner if a vessel of war of the United States shall meet with a Tunisian merchant-vessel. she shall Fugitive slave s observe the same rule. In case a slave shall take refuge on board of an

        • 1 P"'°°”°”· _ American vessel of war, the Consul shall be required to cause him to be

[8* °°¤_;£**°“ restored; and if any of their prisoners shall escape on board of the °f 1824** 1 Tunisian vessels they shall be restored. But if any slave shall take refuge in any American merchant-vessel, and it shall be proved that the vessel has departed with the said slave, then he shall be returned, or his ransom shall be paid.- Anrrcmr VII. Prize-vessels- An American citizen having purchased a prize vessel from our Odgiak, may sail with our passport, which we will deliver for the term of one year, by force of which our corsairs which may meet with her shall respect her; the Consul, on his part, shall furnish her with a bill of sale, and, considering the distance of the two countries, this term shall suflice to obtain a passport in form. But, after the expiration of this term, if our corsairs shall meet with her without the passport of the United States, she shall be stopped and declared good prize, as well the vessel as the cargo and crew. Aurronu VIII. Vegspls needing If a vessel of one of the contracting parties shall be obliged to enter into P¤‘9*¤¤¤°¤¤ °' '°· a port of the other, and may have need of provisions and other articles, P""' they shall be granted to her without any difficulty, at the price current at the place; and if such a vessel shall have suffered at sea, and shall have need of repairs, she shall be at liberty to unload and reload her cargo, without being obliged to pay any duty; and the captain shall only obliged to pay the wages of those whom he shall have employed in loading and unloading the merchandise. Amuonm IX. Wreckedvessels. If, by accident and by the permission of God, a vessel of one of the contracting parties shall becast by tempest upon the coasts of the other, and shall be wrecked or otherwise damaged, the commandant of the placeshall render all possible assistance for its preservation, without allowing any person to make any opposition; and the proprietor of the egcctei shall pay the costs of salvage to those who may have been eml ye .