Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/772

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TUNIS, 1797-1799. 765 ARTICLE X. In case a vessel of one of the contracting parties shall be attacked by (N e n tr allty or an enemy under the cannon of the forts of the other party, she shall he wmdefended and protected as much as possible; and when she shall set sail, no enemy shall be permitted to pursue her from the same port, or any other neighboring port, for forty-eight hours after her departure. ARTICLE XI. When a vessel of war of the United States of America shall enter the sslntesto vessels port of Tunis, and the Consul shall request that the castle may salute of W"- her, the number of guns shall be Bred which he may request; and if the [8* °°¤'°¤*i°¤ said Consul does not want a salute, there shall be no question about it. °f 18°‘**P‘769‘] But in case he shall desire the salute, and the number of guns shall be tired which he may have requested, they shall be counted and returned by the vessel in as many barrels of cannon powder. The same shall be done with respect to the Tunisian corsairs when they shall enter any port of the United States. ARTICLE XH. When citizens of the United States shall come within the dependen— Freedom or oomcies of Tunis, to carry on commerce there, the same respect shall be paid ¤¤¤r¤¤- to them which the merchants of other nations enjoy; and if they wish to establish themselves within our ports, no opposition shall be made thereto; and they shall be free to avail themselves of such interpreters as they may judge necessary, without any obstruction, in conformity with the usags§fof other nations; and if a Tunisian subject shall go to establish him within the dependencies of the United States, he shall be treated in like manner. If any Tunisian subject shall freight an American vessel and load her Freigms. with merchandise, and shall afterwards want to unlade or ship them on board of another vessel, we will not permit him, until the matter is determined by a reference of merchants, who shall decide upon thecase; and after the decision the determination shall' be conformed to. No captain shall be detained in port against his consent, except when Detention. our ports are shut for the vessels of all other nations, which may take place with respect to merchant-vessels, but not to those of war. The subjects of the two contracting powers shall be under the protec- Proteotaorr or tion of the Prince, and under the jurisdiction of the Chief of the place ¤¤l>.l°°l·¤ wd °*°¤· where they may be, and no other person shall have authority over them. "“" If the commandant of the place does not conduct himself agreeably to justice, a representation of it shall be made to us. In case the Government shall have need of an American merchant- Government or vessel, it shall cause it to be freighted, and then a suitable freight shall T¤¤i¢= ¤¤¤>’ g;:f¤¤ be paid to the captain agreeably to the intention of the Government, *“‘;J““' tf and the captain shall not refuse it. °,·[m,:‘;,’f',}',,‘§,'j]'°“ Aarrcnn XIH. If among the crews of merchant-vessels of the United States there Euemy’s subjects shall be found subjects of our enemies, they shall not be made slaves, *`¢;,¤¤Xl¤¤=?¤H °*°“’¤ ou condition that they do not exceed a third of the crew; and when they :0,, '“°“°““ V"` do exceed a third, they shall be made slaves: The present article only ' concerns the sailors, and not the passengers, who shall not be in any manner molested. Aurora XIV. A Tunisian merchant who may go to America with a vessel of any na- Duties. tion soever, loaded with merchandise which is the production of the King- [Su m,,,",,,,,,,,, dom of Tunis, shall pay duty (small as it is) like the merchants of other or 1B)4,p,770.]