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VENEZUELA, 1860. 803 Anricus XVIII. It is expressly agreed by the high contracting parties that the stipn- Vssssls ¤¤d sr lations above mentioned, relative to the conduct to be observed on the °°'“'°Y· sea by the cruisers of the belligerent party towards the ships of the neutral party, shall be applicable only to ships sailing without convoy, and when the said ships shall be convoyed, it being the intention of the parties to observe all the regards due to the protection of the flag displayed by public ships, it shall not be lawful to visit them: but the verbal declaration of the commander_of the convoy that the ships he convoys belong to the nation whose Hag he carries, and that they have no contraband goods on board, shall be considered by the respective cruisers as fully sufficient; the two parties reciprocally engaging not to admit under the protection of their convoys ships which shall have on board contraband goods destined to an enemy. Anrrcnn XIX. In all cases where vessels shall be captured, or detained to be carried P¤>visi<>¤ i¤ wss into port, under pretence of carrying to the enemy contraband goods, °f °"P°“"’“· the captor shall give a receipt for such of the papers of the vessel as he shall retain, which receipt shall be annexed to a copy of the said papers; and it shall be unlawful to break up or open the hatches, chest , trunks, casks, bales or vessels found on board, or remove the smallest part of the goods, unless the lading be brought on shore in presence of the competent omcers, and an inventory be made by them of the same. Nor shall it be lawful to sell, exchange, or alienate the said articles of contraband in any manner, unless there shall have been lawful process, and the competent judge or judges shall have pronounced against such goods sentence of confiscation. Anricma XX. And in such time of war, that proper care may be taken of the vessel care of captured and cargo, and embezzlement prevented, it is agreed that it shall not P*°I?°”'·Y· be lawful to remove the master, commander, or supercargo of any captured ship from on board thereof, during the time the ship may be at sea after her capture, or pending the proceedings against ber or her cargo, or anything relating thereto; and in all cases where a vessel of the citizens of either party shall be captured or seized and held for adjudication, her omcers, passengers, and crew shall behospitably treated; Passengers and they shall not be imprisoned or deprived of any part of their wearing °""“"· apparel, nor of the possession and use of their money, not exceeding for the captain, supercargo, and mate five hundred dollars each, and for the sailors and passengers one hundred dollars each. Anrrcm XXI. It is further agreed that in all cases the established courts for prize Prize courts sud causes in the country to which the prizes may be conducted shall alone d°°'°“· take cognizance of them; and whenever such tribunal of either of the parti s shall pronounce judgment against any vessel or goods or property dlaimed by the citizens of the other party, the sentence or decree shall mention the reasons or motives on which the same shall have been founded; and an authenticated copy of the sentence or decree, and of all the proceedings in the case, shall, if demanded, be delivered to the commander or agent of the said vessel without any delay, he paying the legal fees for the same. Anrrcm XXII. And that more abundant care may be taken for the security of the Privstsers.- citizens of the contracting parties, and to prevent their suffering injuries, all commanders of ships of war and privateers, and all others, the said