Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/786

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TWO SICILIES, 1855. 779 the White Eagle of Busch? of St. Maurice and Lazarus of Sardinia, of Dannebrog of Denmark, o Leopold of Belgium, and of the Crown of Oak of the Low Countries, late his Minister Secretary of State; and Bon Jotssph Marius Arpino, Advocate-General of the Grand Court of ccoun ; And the said Plenipotentiaries, after having exchanged their respective full powers, found in good and due form, have concluded and signed the following articles: Anzrrcrn I. It is the intention of the two high contracting parties that there shall ?°¤°° Md "l°¤‘l· be, and continue through all time, a firm, inviolable, and universal “l"P‘ peace, and a true and sincere friendship, between them and between their respective territories, cities, towns, and people, without exception , ,1 f . of persons or places. But if, notwithstanding, the two nations should, dB]:,? ,¤"c‘Qwf°“(],- unfortunately, become involved in war, one with the other, the term of Wm_ six months, from and after the declaration thereon shall be allowed to the merchants and other inhabitants, respectively, on each side, during which term they shall be at liberty to withdraw themselves, with all their efects, which they shall have the right to carry away, send away, or sell, as they please, without hinderance or molestation. During such period of six months their persons and their effects, including money, debts, shares in the public funds or in banks, and any other property, real or personal, shall be exempt from confiscation or sequestration; and they shall be allowed freely to sell and convey any real estate to them belonging, and to withdraw and export the proceeds without molestation, and without paying, to the proilt of the respective governments, any taxes or dues other or greater than those which the inhabitants of the country wherein said real estate is situated shall, in similar cases, be subject to pay. And passports, valid for a sufficient term for their return, shall be granted, as a safe-conduct for themselves, their vessels, and the money and efects which they may carry or send away, against the assaults and prizes which may be attempted against their persons and effects, as well by vessels of war of the contracting parties a by their privateers. Anrrcnn H. Considering the rernoteness of the respective countries of the two Blocknded ports 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 iirst 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 the same blockade, shall thereby subject themselves to be detained and condemned. By blockaded port, is understood one into which, by the disposition of the Power which attacks it with a proportionate number of ships suniciently near, there is evident danger in entering. Aurronm III. The high contracting parties, in order to prevent and avoid all dis- t,g:l“"°"“"d ‘"' pnte by determining, with certainty, what shall be considered by them ' contra and in time of war, and as such cannot be conveyed to the countries, cities, places, or seaports of their enemies, have declared and agreed that under the name of contraband of war shall be comprised only cannons, mortars, petards, granades, muskets, balls, bombs, gunciuringcs, guupowder, sultpetro, matches; troops, whether inhmtry or