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loaded, ought to be provided not only with the said paffports or sea-letters, but also with a general passport, or with particular passports, or manifests, or other public documents, which are ordinarily given to vefsels outward-bound, in the ports from whence the vessels have set sail in the last place, containing a specification of the cargo, of the place from whence the vessel departed, and of that of her deftination; or, instead of all these, with certi. ficates from the magistrates, or governors of cities, places, and colonies from whence the vessel came, given in the usual form, to the end that it may be known, whether there are any effects prohibited or contraband on board the vessels, and whether they are destined to be carried to an enemy's country or not. And in case any one judges proper to ex-p press in the said documents, the persons to whom the effects on board belong, he may do it freely, without, however, being bound to do it; and the omission of such expression cannot, and ought not to cause a confiscation.
ARTICLE XXVI. If the vessels of the said subjects or inhabitants of either of the parties, sailing along the coasts, or on the high-seas, are met by a vessel of war, or privateer, or other armed vessel of the other party; the said vessels of war, privateers, or armed vessels, for avoiding all disorder, shall remain without the reach of cannon, but may send their boats on board the nerchant vessels which they shall meet in this manner, upon which they may not pass more than two or three men, to whom the master or commander shall exhibit his paffport, containing the property of the vessel, according to the form annexed to this treaty : and the vessel, after having exhibited such a passport, sea-letter, and other documents, shall be free to continue her voyage, so that it Thall not be lawful to moleft her, or search her, in any manner,
nor to give her chace, nor to force her to alter her course.
ARTICLE XXVII. It shall be lawful for merchants, captains, and commanders of vessels, whether public and of war, or private and of merchants, belonging to the faid United States of America, or any of them, or to their subjects and inhabitants, to take freely into their service, and receive on board of their vefsels, in any port or place in the jurisdiction of their High Mightinesses aforesaid, seamen or others, natives or inhabitants of any of the said States, upon such conditions as they hall agree on, without being subject, for this, to any fine, penalty, punishment, process, or reprehension whatsoever.
And reciprocally, all merchants, captains, and commanders, belonging to the faid United NetherJands, shall enjoy in all the ports and places under the obedience of the said United States of America, the fame privilege of engaging and receiving seamen or others, natives or inhabitants of any country of the domination of the faid States General: provided, that neither on one side nor the other, they may not take into their service such of their countrymen who have already engaged in the service of the other party contracting, whether in war or trade, and whether they meet them by land or fea; at least, if the captains or masters under the command of whom such persons may be found, will not of their own consent discharge them from their service, upon pain of being otherwise treated and punished as deferters. ,
ARTICLE XXVIII. · The affair of the refraction thall be regulated in all equity and justice by the magistrates of cities respectively, where it shall be judged that there is any room to complain in this respect.
ARTICLE XXIX. The present treaty shall be ratified and approved by their High Mightinesses the States General of the United Netherlands, and by the United States of America; and the acts of ratification shall be delivered, in good and due form, on one side and on the other, in the space of fix months, or sooner, if poffible, to be computed from the day of the signature. : In FAITH of which, we the Deputies and
Plenipotentiaries of the Lords the States General of the United Netherlands, and the Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States of America, in virtue of our respective authorities and full powers, have signed the present treaty, and apposed thereto the feals of our arms.
DONE at the Hague, the Eighth of Ostober, one
thousand seven bundred eighty-two.
P. VAN BLEISWYK.
D J. VAN HEECKEREN. (L. S.) JOAN VAN RUFFELER. (L. S.) T. G. VAN DEDEM, (Tot den Gelder)
The FORM of the Passport which shall be given
to Ships and Vesels, in consequence of the twenty-
To all who shall see these presents, Greeting :
master or commander of the fhip or vessel called
of the burthen of
tons, or thereabouts, lying at present in the port or haven of bound for
and laden with
to depart and proceed with his faid ship or vessel on his faid voyage, such fhip or vefsel having been visited, and the said master and commander having made oath before the proper officer, that the said ship or vessel belongs to one or more of the subjects, people, or inhabitants of
and to him or them only. In witness whereof, we have subscribed our names to these presents, and affixed the seal of our arms thereto, and caused the same to be counterfigned by
this day of
in the year of our Lord Chrift
FORM of the Certificate which fall be given to
Ships or V'efels, in consequence of the twenty-fifth
magiftrates or officers of the customs of the city or port of
do certify and attest, that on the
in the year of our Lord
C. D. of
personally appeared before us, and declared by folemn oath, that the ship or veffel called tons or thereabouts, whereof of
is at present master or cominander, does rightfully and properly belong to him or them only : that she is now bound from the city or port of to the port of
i laden with goods and merchandizes hereunder particularly described and enumerated, as follows:
In witness whereof we have Ggned this certificate, and sealed it with the seal of our office, this
day of the year of our Lord Christ
FORM of the Sea-Letter. M O ST Serene, Serene, Moft Puiffant, Puissant,
High, Illustrious, Noble, Honourable, Venerable, Wise and Prudent, Lords, Emperors, Kings, Republics, Princes, Dukes, Earls, Barons, Lords, Burgo-masters, Schepens, Counsellors, as also Judges, Officers, Jufticiaries and Regents of all the good cities and places, whether ecclesiastical or Tecular, who fhall see these presents, or hear them read. WE, Burgo-masters and Regents of the city
make known, that the mal-, ter of
appearing before us, has declared upon oath, that the vessel called
of the burthen of about
lasts, which he at present navigates, is of the United Provinces, and that no subjects of