Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/796

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VENEZUELA, 1836. 789 sale of their goods and inerchandize by wholesale or retail, as with respect to the loading, unloading, and sending off their ships; they being in all these cases to be treated as citizens of the country in which they reside, or, at least, to be placed on a footing with the subjects or citizens of the most favoured nation. Aivrronn VIII. The citizens of neither of the contracting parties shall be liable to E¤;¤l>¤¢z¤ ¤¤ 66- any embargo, nor be detained with their vessels, cargoes, merchandizes, °°“°‘°"· or effects, for any military expedition, nor for any public or private purpose whatever, without allowing to those interested a sufficient indemnification. Amucnn IX. Whenever the citizens of either of the contracting parties shall be V¤¤¤<>i¤ ¤<¤<>ki¤s forced to seek refuge or asylum in the rivers, bays, ports, or dominions '°f“8°· of the other with their vessels, whether merchant or of war, public or private, through stress of weather, pursuit of pirates or enemies, they shall be received and treated with humanity; giving to them all tavour and protection for repairing their ships, procuring provisions, and placing themselves in a situation to continue their voyage, without obstacle or hindrance of any kimd. Anrrcnn X. All the ships, merchandize, and the effects belonging to the citizens 0¤P*¤¥°¤ by Pk of one of the contracting parties, which may be captured by pirates, ’“t°“‘ whether within the limits of its jurisdiction or on the high seas, and may be carried or found in the rivers, roads, bays, ports, or dominions of the other, shall be delivered up to the owners, they proving, in due and proper 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 the respective Governments. Aamxonn XI. When any vessel belonging to the citizens of either of the contracting Y1‘°°k°d,g’ d“"" parties shall be wrecked, foundered, or shall suffer any damage on the °g v°°°° ' coasts or 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 merchandize and eifects, without exacting for it any duty, impost, or contribution whatever, until they may be exported, unless they be destined for consumption. Am·1oL1¤1 XII. The citizens of each of the contracting parties shall have power to Di¤P<>¤¤i Md i¤· dispose of their personal goods within thejurisdiction of the other, by B:;3““:: 0*;*, P"' sale, donation, testament, or otherwise, and their representatives, being P P y' 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 dues only as the inhabitants of the country wherein the said goods are, shall be subject to pay in like cases. And if, in the case of real [e]state, the said heirs would be prevented Heirs to real from entering into the possession of the inheritance on account of their estatec[hjaracter of aliens, there shall be granted to them the term of three