Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/78

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BOLIVIA, 1858. 71 of the coasts or the Bolivian territory, the same privileges of taking in and landing freight and cargo, entering the by-ports for the purpose of receiving and landing passengers and their baggage and money, carry- ing the public mails, establishing depots for coal, erecting the necessary machine and work shops for repairing and reiitting the steam vessels, and all other favors enjoyed by any other association or company whatsoever of the same character. It is furthermore understood between the two high contracting parties that the steam vessels of either shall not be subject, in the ports of the other party, to any duties of tonnage, harbor, or other similar duties whatsoever than those that are or may be paid by any other association or company. Antrronm IX. Whenever the citizens of either of the contracting parties shall be Vessels in disforced to seek refuge or asylum in the rivers, ports, or dominions of the *¤¤· other with their vessels, whether merchant or of war, through stress of weather, pursuit of pirates or enemies, they shall be received and treated with humanity, giving to them all favor and protection for repairing their ships and placing themselves in a situation to continue their voyage without obstacles or hindrance of-any kind. And the provisions of this article shall apply to privateers or private vessels of war as well as public, until the two high contracting parties may relinquish the right of that mode of warfare, in consideration of the general relinqnishment of the right of capture of private property upon the high seas. Anrronn X. When any vessel belonging to the citizens of either of the contracting Vessels wrecked parties shall be wrecked, or shall suifer any damages in the sms, rivers, °¤ d°·¤¤•8°d· or channels, within the dominions of the other, there shall be given to them all assistance and protection, in the same manner which is usual and customary with the vessels of the nation where the damage happens, permitting them to unload the said vessel, if necessary, of its merchandise and effects, without exacting for it any duty, impost, or · contribution whatever. Anrronm XI. All the ships, merchandise, and the eifects belonging to the citizens Cnrtum by Piof one of the contracting parties, which may be captured by pirates, ”'*°’· whether within the limits of its jurisdiction or on the high seas, and may be carried or found in the rivers, roads, bay , ports, or dominions of the other, shall be delivered up to the owners, they proving, in due form, their rights before the competent tribunals ; it being well understood that the claim should be made within the term of one year, by the parties themselves, their attorneys, or agents of their respective . Governments. Anmonn XII. The citizens of each of the contracting parties shall have power to Qisposal and indispose of their personal goods within the jurisdiction of the other, by h¤¤';¤¤<=¤ <>*` W- sale, donation, testament, or otherwise, and their representatives, '°“° !"`°P°'°Y‘ being citizens of the other party, shall succeed to their said personal goods, whether by testament or ab intestate, and they may take possession thereof, either by themselves or others acting for them, and dispose of the same at their will, paying such duties only as the inhabitants of the country where such goods are shall be subject to pay in like cases. And if, in the case of real estate, the said heirs would be prevented from entering into the possession of the inheritance on ac- —