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passport, signed by the King of Great Britain, or by the high admiral of England, Scotland, and Ireland, in the form hereaster mentioned, the said boat shall depart immediately, leaving such ships to pursue their voyage freely: and when it may happen, that any ship of war or privateer of the King of Great Britain, shall meet any ship or vessel of the Emperor of Fez and Morocco, or of his subjects, on the captain of such ship shewing a passport from the governor of the city to which he belongs, with a certificate from the English consul, or, in case of his death, or absence, from the major part of the English merchants residing there; in such case, he shall be permitted to pursue his voyage without impediment or injury.
V. It is also agreed, that in case any ships of war of the King of Great Britain, or of his subjects, shall come to any port, under the dominion of the Emperor of Fez and Morocco, with prize-goods, they shall be permitted to sell them without hinderance or imposition; and, in case any squadron, or single ship of war, or merchant ship, of his Majesty, shall want provisions, victuals, or refreshments, it is hereby agreed, that they may buy them, in the quantity and quality they shall have occasion for, at the current market-price, free of duties, or of any other gratuity.
VI. It is moreover agreed, that if any ship or other vessel belonging to his Britannic Majesty, or to his subjects, shall, by misfortune, storm, or any other disaster whatsoever, be forced ashore, or wrecked, on any part of the dominions of the Emperor of Fez and Morocco, such ship or ships, persons, and goods, shall be saithsully, and without the least damage or diminution, restored and delivered to the consul, or any other person whom their owner shall appoint to receive the same; the people shall be set at liberty, and permitted to depart whensoever they please, without the, least detention. ,
VII. It is moreover agreed, that his Majesty of Great Britain shall have liberty to establish a consul,. or as many consuls as he pleases, in the dominions of the Emperor of Fez and Morocco, and that the said consul or consuls may reside in any port, or port*, ox. places they please, as well maritime as others, belonging to, or under the jurisdiction of the Emperor of Fez and Morocco; and that the said consul or consuls shall be treated with the respect due to their titles or characters; and they, as well as the other subjects of his Majesty residing there, shall be permitted to enjoy the entire freedom and exercise of their religion, without the least impediment, reproach, or affront, either in word or action; and that they shall have a decent place for their burying-ground, against which no violence shall be committed; and that the asoresaid con-j suls and sactors may dispatch, at their pleasure, their brokers, and servants, with liberty to go from place to place, by sea and land; it is likewise granted to them to embark and go on board any ship or ships whatsoever, to treat and contract, as well in the port as in the road, without impediment, constraint, or limitation, concerning their effects, secure from any risk of confiscation, or embargo, under any pretence; and the said consul or consuls, with the other subjects of his Britannic Majesty trading there, shall have full liberty to leave the country whensoever they please, without impediment or molestation being offered to them or their effects. And it is moreover agreed, that if any subject of his Britannic Majesty, residing or trafficking in the dominions of the Emperor of Fez and Morocco, shall happen to die, the governor of the place where it happens shall be obliged to see all his goods and effects delivered into the hands of his Majesty's consul, and, in desault of such consul, to some English merchant, who is to secure and keep them for the disposition of his heirs; but this is to be understood, in case the deceased shall not have left a partner or friend, pr, before his decease, shall not have recommended his
said said effects and debts to some other Christian merchant (of any nation whatsoever) in which case, the governor shall not intermeddle further than to use his authority to fee that the will and testament of the deceased be carried into execution, as in recovery of his debts, &c. and further declares, that no subject of his Britannic Majesty shall be obliged to give satissaction for any other debt, but what shall be contracted by himself, or shall appear by his accounts; and that the subjects of the Emperor of Fez and Morocco, as well Moors as Jews, residing in the dominions of the King of Great Britain, shall enjoy the same privileges that are granted to the English residing in Barbary; and that the domestic servants of the consuls, and other subjects of his Britannic Majesty, of whatever nation they may be, either Moors or others, shall not pay the tax called the poll-tax, or any other tax.
VIII. It is agreed, that no Alcaide, governor, soldier, or subject of the Emperor of Fez and Morocco, shall lay violent hands on the effects or merchandizes belonging to the subjects of his Britannic Majesty, within the jurisdiction of the Emperor of Fez and Morocco, without first treating, agreeing, and paying the value thereof, or according to an agreement made, and without having permission and authority from the Emperor for that purpofe; neither shall the subjects of his Britannic Majesty be forced to buy goods contrary to their inclination: and it is moreover agreed, that no commander or captain of an English ship shall be obliged or constrained to negotiate, or receive on board, merchandizes belonging to any person whatsoever, he or they declaring, to the consul residing there, the reason for it, neither shall the said ship be detained or embargoed under any pretence; and that, if any of the Emperor's subjects shall freight an English ship to carry and convey any commodities from one place to others of the Emperor's dominions, and it shall happen, either from bad weather, or any other accident whatever, to touch at any place or places in the voyage, age, such ship or ships shall not be obliged to pay any thing for the shelter or assistance they may receive; nor shall a pilot or mariner be taken out of any English ship.
IX. If there shall happen any quarrel or dispute between any Englishman and any Mussulman, by which any of them may receive detriment, the same shall be heard and determined by the Emperor alone; and if any Englishman, who shall be the aggressor, shall make his escape, in such case no other Englishman shall suffer on his account, or in his place: it is also agreed, that if any law-suit, dispute, or difference, arises beteen the subjects of his Britannic Majesty, they shall be accommodated by the consul of the nation: and if any quarrels shall happen among the Mussulmen in England, or in any of the English dominions, by which one of them may receive detriment, the same shall be heard before a Christian and a Mussulman, and shall be decided according to the laws of Great Britain.
X. It is agreed, that not only during the present peace and amity, but also in case of a rupture or war breaking out between their said Majesties, in any time hereafter, the consul and other subjects of the King of Great Britain, who reside or traffic in the dominions of the said Emperor of Fez and Morocco, shall be permitted to quit the country whenever they think proper, as well in peace as in war, in any vessels of whatever nation; and also, in case of a rupture, the space of six months shall be granted to them to remove; and all their debts shall be justly paid to them; and they shall take away their effects, samilies, children, though born in the country, and servants, without the least detention, impediment, or embargo.
XI. It is moreover agreed, that if any Englishman, in the dominions of the Emperor, or any subjects of the Emperor, in the English dominions, shall maliciously endeavour to break the peace, they, who are guilty
'of of such crime, shall be punished by each Sovereign for that offence: but each Sovereign shall take cognizance of his own subjects.
XII. It is also agreed, that if any subject of the Emperor of Fez and Morocco desires to transport commodities from the dominions of the King of Great Britain, he shall be permitted to do it, without paying greater duties or impositions than other nations pay, according to the custom of the country; and when the English convoy shall be ready, it shall be ordered, after its arrival at Gibraltar, to convoy the vessel on which the said commodities are embarked, to the port his Imperial Majesty shall appoint.
XIII. It is also agreed, that no Spaniard, or native of any other country, whether captains, mariners, fishermen, or other persons, under the English government in the city of Gibraltar (or in the island of Minorca, when it shall again be in possession of the English) shall be seized or molested, navigating under the English slag, with passports from the governor or commander in chief of thofe places, and that they shall be considered and esteemed as English natural subjects.
XIV. It is also agreed, that all the subjects of the Emperor of Fez and Morocco, Moors, or Jews, shall be permitted to traffic, buy, or sell, in the city of Gibraltar (or in the island of Minorca, when it shall again be in possession of the English) for the space of thirty days only, and, at the end of that time, to take and carry away, without molestation, all their effects to any part of the dominions of the Emperor of Fez and Morocco.
XV. It is surther concluded, that all the subjects of his Britannic Majesty, and likewise of Hanover, and of his other dominions, who, being passengers on board any ship or vessel of any nation not in friendship with the Emperor of Fez and Morocco, shall be taken and * made