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THE

AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC CODE,

EMBRACING A COLLECTION OF

TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS
BETWEN THE UNITED STATES AND FOREIGN POWERS:

FROM 1778 to 1834.

WITH AN
ABSTRACT OF IMPORTANT JUDICIAL DECISIONS

ON POINTS CONNECTED WITH
Our Foreign Relations.

ALSO,

A CONCISE DIPLOMATIC MANUAL,

CONTAINING A SOMMARY OF THE
LAW OF NATIONS,

FROM THE WORKS OF
Wicquefort,

Martens,
Vattel,
Ward,

Story, &c. &c.

AND OTHER
DIPLOMATIC WRITINGS ON QUESTIONS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW.

Kent,

USEFUL FOR

PUBLIC MINISTERS AND CONSULS,
AND FOR ALL OTHERS HAVING OFFICIAL OR COMMERCIAL INTERCOUNSE WITHI FOREIGX XATIONS.

BY JONATHAN ELLIOT.

“ It wonld be exceedingly to the discredit of any person, who should be called to take a
“ share in the councils of the nation, if he should be found deficient in the great leading
" principles of International Law."- Rent's Commentaries on American Law.

IN TWO VOLUME S.-VOLUME THE SECOND.

WITH NOTES AND INDEXES.

duashington:
PRINTED BY JONATHAN ELLIOT, JUNIOR,

ON THE PENNSYLVANIA AVENUS:

Ви

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

GIFT OF
ALBERT BUSHNELL HART

1926

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year eighteen hundred and thirtyfour, by Jonathan Elliot, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court, for the District of Columbia.

AMERICAN TREATIES WITH THE UNITED STATES.

BRAZIL.
Treaty, or General Convention, of Peace, Commerce and Navigation, between the

Ünited States of America and his Maje ity the Emperor of Brazil concluded
and signed at Rio de Janeiro, on the 12th day of December, 1828, on the
part of the United States, by W. Tudor; on the part of Brazil, by Marquez
de Aracaty, and Miguel de Souza Mello e Alvim, . . . . . . .

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Negotiators appointed to conclude a treaty. Art. 1. Firm and inviolable peace, &c. 66
Art. 2. Favors of commerce to be common to both parties . . . . . . . . . . 66

3. Mutual benefits in trade and residence to be equally enjoyed. 4. Each party

may carry its own produce to the republic of the other-equalization of duties

establishell, and to be the basis of all trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
5. Importations and exportations to be on a reciprocal footing. No partial prohibitions

to be established. 6. Merchant, commanders of ships, and other citizens of
both countries, &c. to manage their own business; to be treated as citizens of the
most favored nation. 7. Citizens of neither of the contracting parties shall be
liable to any embargo, &c. 8. Whenever the citizens of either party seek re-

fuge, in the dominions, &c. of the other, they are to be treated as friends, &c. . 68
9. All slips, &c. belonging to the citizens of either party captured by pirates, and

found within the dominions of either, to be delivered up to the owners. . . . 69
10. Assistance and protection to be rendered in case of wrecks, &c. within the domin-

ions of each other. 11. Citizens of each party shall have power to dispose of their
goods and effects within the jurisdiction of the other by sale, testament, or otherwise.
Alien heirs allowed 3 years to dispose of their property. 12. Complete protec-

lection in persons and property in the territories of both nations, legal redress, etc., 69
13. Liberty of conscience and rites of burial secured. 14. Both parties at liberty to

trade with those at enmily with either, ete. Free ships to miku frce goods. All
persons on board, except those in the actual service of an enemy to be free. . . . 70
Flag covering the property to be applied to those powers, only, who acknowledge
the principle. 15. Enemy's property, to be protected by a neutral flag, must be
shipped two months before declaration of war, etc. 16. Contraband specified. 71
Definition of blockade. 18. Contraband only, liable to confiscation. 19. In
cases of blockade, vessels to be notified but not detained, etc. Vessels entering be-

fore blockade, may quit unmolested, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
20. During a visit at sua, armed vessels to remain out of reach of cannon shot,-Neutrals

not to go on board the examining vessel. 21. In case of war, sea-letters, certificates

of car:0, etc. to be furnished, expressing to whom the property belongs, . . 73
22. Visiting regulations to apply only vessels without convoy, . . . . . . . . 74
23. Establisheil courts only to try prize causes-Motives of condemnation to be stated, 74
21. The neutral party not to accept a commission to cruise against the other, . .. 74
25. In case of war, six months allowed to those on the coast, and 12 for those in the

interior, to remove effects, etc. 26. No sequestration of money in banks, etc, . 74
27. Official intercourse in relation to public ministers, etc., to be on a reciprocal footing, 75
28. Each party permitted to have consuls in each other's ports, . . . . . . . 75
29. Commissions to be exhibited before exequatur is obtained, . . . . . . . . 75
So. Consuls exempt from public service-their archives inviolate, . . . . . . 75
31. Consuls may call in the public authorities to aid in securing deserters, who are not

to be detained more than 2 months in prison. 32 Consular convention to be formed, 76
33. The following points agreed to:-1st. Treaty to be in force 12 years—Peace, etc.

endly. Citizens responsible for infringing this article. 3dly. War not to be
declared, until remonstrance is made, and satisfaction is refused, . ... . TT
ithly. Other treaties not to be contravened by this—Ratifications within 3 months, TT

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