72 PUBLIC TREATIES. count of their character of aliens, there shall be granted to them the longest period allowed by the law to dispose of the same as they may think proper, and to withdraw the proceeds without molestation, nor any other charges than those which are imposed by the laws of the country. Aurrcms XHI. citizens of each Both the contracting parties promise and engage, formally,_to give ¤¤ti¤¤ W *>° Pl`°· their special protection to the persons and property of the citizens of °"°*°d· each other, of all occupations, who may be u1_ the territories subject to the jurisdiction of the one or the other, transient or dwelling therein, leaving open and free to them the tribunals of justice, for their judicial recourse on the same terms lwhilchhare usual and cnstglnary wlttlhflre natives of the country; or w ic they may employ, in e ence o e r rights, such advocates, solicitors, notaries, agents, and_faetors as they may judge proper, in all their trials at law ; and such citizens or agents shall have free opportunity to be present at the accusations and sentences of the tribunals in all cases which may concern them ; and likewise at the taking of all examinations and evidence which may be exhibited on the said trials, in the manner established by the laws of the Not to engage country. If the citizens of one of the contracting parties, ID the terrilil P°“*l°**1 ‘1“°°‘ tory of the other, engage in internal political questions, they shall "‘°“*" subject to the same measures of punish ment and precaution as the clthens of the country where they reside. Anrxcmt XIV. Religious fre e- The citizens of the two contracting parties shall enjoy the full liberty d<>¤¤- of conscience in the countries subject to the jurisdiction of the one or the other, without being disturbed or molested on account of their religious opinions, provided they respect the laws and established customs of the country. And the bodies of the citizens of the one who may die in the territory of the other shall be interred in the public cemeteries, or in other decent places of burial, which shall be protected from all violation or insult by the local authorities. Amucnn XV. Neutral trade. It shall be lawful for the citizens of the United States of America, and of the Republic of Bolivia, to sail with their ships, with all manner of liberty and security, no distinction being made who are the proprietors of the merchandises laden thereon, from any port to the places of those who now are, or hereafter shall be, at enmity with either of the contracting parties. It shall likewise be lawful for the citizens aforesaid to sail with their ships and merchandises before mentioned, and to trade with the same liberty and security, not only from places and ports of those who are enemies of both or either party, to the ports of the other, and to neutral places, but also from one place belonging to an enemy, to another place belonging to an enemy, whether they be under the jurisdiction of one power or of several. ` Ancrrcrn XVI. Principles rccog· The two high contracting parties recognizeas permanent and immunized. table the following principles, to wit: Free ships make lst. That free ships make free goods; that i to say, that the effects
- '°° ¤°°‘]“· or goods belonging to subjects on citizens of a power or State at war
are free from capture or confiscation when found on board of neutral vessels, with the exception of articles contraband of war. Neutralproperty 2d. That the property of neutrals on board an enemy’s vessel is not <>¤<> ucmy ¤v¤¤¤¤1¤- subject to confiscation, unless the same be contraband of war.