Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/94

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BRAZIL, 1828. 87 Aarrouz XXII. It is further agreed that the stipulations above expressed, relative to Vessels u n d er the visiting and examining of vessels, shall apply only to those which °°“"°Y· sail without convoy; and when said vessel shall be under convoy the verbal declaration of the commander of the convoy, on his wcrd of hdnor that the vessels under his protection belong to the nation whose ilag he carries; and when they are bound to an enemy’s port, that they have no contraband goods on board, shall be sufficient. Ancrrcna XXIII. It is further agreed that in all cases the established courts for prize Prize courts and causes, in the countries to which the prizes may be conducted, shall d°°'°°¤· alone take cognizance of them. And whenever such tribunal, of either party, shall pronounce judgment against any vessel, or goods, or property claimed by the citizens or subjects 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 said vessel, without any delay, he paying the legal fees for the same. Anrrcnn XXIV. Whenever one of the contracting parties shall be engaged in war with - L e t the r s e f another State, no citizen or subject of the other contracting party shall ""“"1“°· accept a commission or letter of marque for the purpose of assisting or cooperating hostilely with the said enemy, against the said party so at war, under the pain of being treated as a pirate. Anrronn XXV. It by any fatality, which cannot be expected, and which God forbid, _Privi1eges in the two contracting parties should be engaged in a war with each other, *“'l° °*' "”· they have agreed, and do agree, now for then, that there shall be allowed the term of six months to the merchants residing on the coasts and in the ports of each other, and the term of one year to those who dwell in the interior, to arrange their business, and transport their effects wherever they please, giving to them the safe conduct necessary for it, which may serve as a sudicient protection until they arrive at the designated port. The citizens and subjects of all other occupations, who may be established in the territories or dominious of the United State , and of the Empire of Brazil, shall be respected and maintained in the full enjoyment of their personal liberty and property, unless their particular conduct shall cause them to forfeit this protection, which, in consideration of humanity, the contracting parties engage to give them. Anrrcnn XXVI. Neither the debts due from the individuals of the one nation to the No grepagy to individuals of the other, nor shares nor money which they may have in l’° °°” °°"· · public funds, nor in public or private banks, shall ever in any event of war or national difference be sequestrated or conilscated. Anrrcnn XXVII. Both the contracting parties bein g desirous of avoiding all inequality Envoys, minisin relatian to their public communications and official intercourse, have *°I¤» &°- agreed, and do agree, to grant to their Envoys, Ministers, and other public Agents, the same favors, immunities, and exemptions which those