Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/773

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766 PUBLIC TREATIES. nations; and the Americana merchants shall equally pay for the inerchan. disc of their country, which they may bring to Tunis under their ilag, the same duty as the Tunisians pay in America. _ But if an American merchant, ora merchant of any other l13b10D,- shall bring American merchandise under any other Hag, he shall pay six per cent. duty: In like manner, if a foreign merchant shall bring the merchandise of his country under the American Hag, he shall also pay six per cent. Aurora XV. Liberty ot com- It shall be free for the citizens of the United States to carry on what ¤¤¢>¤¤¤· commerce they please in the Kingdom of Tunis, without any opposition, and they shall be treated like the merchants of other nations; but they shall not carry on commerce in wine, nor in prohibited articles; and if any one shall be detected in a contraband trade, he shall be punished according to the laws of the country. The commandants of ports and castles shall take care, that the captains and sailors shall not load prohibited articles; but if this should happen, those who shall not have contributed to the smuggling shall not be molested nor searched, no more than shall the vessel and cargo; but only the offender, who shall be demanded to be punished. No captain shall be obliged to receive merchandise on board his vessel, nor to unlade the same against his will, until the treight shall be paid. Aar1oLn XVI. A n chorage an- The merchant-vessels of the United States which shall cast anchor in tm *¤ T¤¤*¤*•¤ the road of the Gouletta,or anyother port of the Kingdom of Tunis,shall P°'°" be obliged to pay the same anchorage for entry and departure which French vessels pay, to wit: Seventeen piasters and a hall, money of Tunis, for entry, if they import merchandise; and the same for departure, if they take away a cargo; but they shall not be obliged to pay anchorage if they arrive in ballast, and depart in the same manner. Anmiom XVII. Consuls. Each of the contracting parties shall be at liberty to establish a Consul in the dependencies of the other; and if such Consul does not act ·in conformity with the usages of the country, like others, the Government of the place shall inform his Government of it, to the end that he may be changed and replaced; but he shall enjoy, as well for himself as his iamily and suite, the protection of the Government; and he may import for his own use all his provisions and furniture without paying any duty; and if he shall import merchandise, (which it shall be lawful for him to do,) he shall pay duty for it. Aarrorm XVIII. 3.,;,;.,.,4.. um. If the subjects or citizens of either of the contracting parties, being tracting dents, sw. within the possessions of the other, contract debts, or enter into obligations, neither the Consul nor the nation, nor any subjects or citizens thereof shall be in any manner responsible, except they or the Consul shall have previously become bound in writing; and without this obligaton m writing, they cannot be called upon for indemnity or satisfac- 1 n. Anricnn XIX. Estates or ue- In case of a citizen or subject of either of the contracting parties °°*¤<>d ¤=¤*<!°¤*·¤· dying within the possessions of the other, the Consul or the Vekil shall takepossession of his edects, (if he does not leave a will,) of which he shall make an inventory; and the Government of the place shall have nothing to do therewith. And if there shall be no Consul, the edects