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TUNIS.

1662. A RTICLES of peace between Great 5 Oct:. /\ Britain and Tunis.

Pap. Off. U. 5.

The Kingdom's Intelligencer, p. 759*

Treat. 1732, vol. iii. p. 272.

Treat. 1785, vol. i. p. 180.

1674. Articles of peace between King CharlesIL

4 Feb. and Tunis.

1716. Articles of Peace concluded at Tunis.

30 Aug. Pap. Off. U. N° 28.

i 7 51. Treaty of Peace and commerce, at B ardo, 19 Oct. near Tunis.

Pap. Off U. N* 33.
Tra?/. 1785, vol. iii. p. 22.

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"1762. Treaty of peace and commerce, conclud* Q.1 June, ed atBardo, near Tunis.

Pap. Off. U. N4 j 5.

£The following is printed from the Treaty, which was published by authority, in 1662.]

Articles of Ptace betwixt his Sacred Majesty Charles the Second, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, &c. and the most excellent Signior Mahomet Bassa, the Duan of the noble City of Tunis; Hadgie Mustaph Dye Mahomet By, and the reft of the Soldiers in the Kingdom of Tunis; concluded by Sir John Lawson, Knight, the $tb October J662.

C c 4. I. THAT

I. THAT all former grievances, losses, or other pretences, between both parties, shall be void and of none effect; and from henceforward a firm peace, free trade and commerce, shall be and continue between the subjects of his Sacred Majesty the King of Great Britain, &c. and the people of the kingdom of Tunis and the dominions thereunto belonging; and that the ships of either party shall have free liberty to enter into any port or river belonging to the dominions of either party, paying duties only for what they shall fell, transporting the rest without trouble or molestation; and freely enjoy any other accustomed privilege; and the late exaction which hath been on the lading and unfading of goods at the Gulletto or Marrin shall be reduced to the ancient customs in these cafes.

II. That there shall be no seizure of any of the ships of either party, at sea or in port; but that they shall quietly pafs without any molestation or interruption, they displaying their colours: and, for the prevention of all inconveniences, the ships of Tunis are to have a certificate, under the hand of the English consul there, that they belong to Tunis, which being produced, the English ship shall admit two men to come on board peaceably, to satisfy themselves that they are Enghih; and, although they have passengers on board of them of other nations, they shall be free, both them, and their goods,

IJI. That if any English ships shall receive onboard any goods or passengers belonging to the people of the kingdom of Tunis, they shall be bound to defend the saia goods and passengers so sar as lies in their power, and not deliver them up to the enemy.

IV. That if any of the ships of either party shall, by accident of foul weather or otherwise, be cast away upon any coast belonging to either party, the persons shall be free, and the goods saved and delivered to the proprietors.

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V. That the English, that do at present or shall at any time hereafter inhabit in the city or kingdom of Tunis, shall have free liberty, when they please, to transport themselves, with their families and children, although born in the country.

VI. That the people belonging to the dominions of cither party shall not be abused with ill language, or otherwise evil treated; but that the parties so offending Jhall be punished severely according to desert.

VII. That the consul, or any other of the English nation, residing in Tunis, shall not be forced to make his address, in any difference, to any court of justice, but unto the Dye himself from whom he shall receive judgment.

VIII. That the consul, or any other of the English nation, shall not be liable to pay the debts of any particular person of the nation, unless obliged under his hand for the same.

IX. That all ships of war belonging to the dominim ons of either party, shall have free liberty to use each other's ports for washing, cleansing, and repairing any of their defects, and to buy and ship any sort of victuals, alive or dead, or any ether necessaries, at the price the natives buy it in the market, without paying custom to any officer.

X. That in cafe any ships of war, belonging to the dominions of Tunis, shall take, in any of their enemies ships, any Englishmen, and serving for wages, they are to be made slaves; but if merchants or passengers, then they are to enjoy their liberty and goods free and entire.

XI. That if any ship of war belonging to the kingdom of Tunis, fighting under his own colours with an English ship, not wearing English colours, shall surprize her under the same, the said ship shall be prize notwithstanding the peace.

XII. That in case any slave in the kingdom of Tunis, of any nation whatsoever, shall make his escape, and get on board any ship belonging to the subjects and dominions of his said Sacred Majesty, the English consul shall not be liable to pay his ransom, unless timely notice hath been given him to give order that no such be entertained; and then, if it appear that any slave have £0 gotten away, the said consul is to pay his patron the price for which he was fold in the market, and if no price be cut, then to pay three hundred dollars^and no snore.

These articles are to remain firm for ever without any alteration; and in all other particulars, not mentioned in these articles, the regulation shall be according jo the general capitulation with the Grand Seignor.

Signed and sealed, in thefrejenct of the great God,

f The following is printed from the treaty, 1674-5, which was published by authority in 1686.

WHEREAS there were articles of peace between his Sacred Majesty the King of Great Britain, &c. and the most Excellent Signiors, Mahomet Bassa, the Duanaof the noble city of Tunis, Hagge Mustapha Dey, Moras Bey, and the rest of the soldiers in the kingdom of Tunis, made and concluded by the said most Excellent Signiors on the one parr, and by Sir John Lawson, knight, on the other part, the fifth day of October 1662;

WE the most Excellent Signiors, present governors of the noble city and kingdom of Tunis, Mustapha Bassa, Hagge Mami Dei, the Duana, Morat Bei, Mahomet Hosse Bei, and the rest of the soldiers in the kingdom of Tunis, have seen, perused, and approved the said articles, and do now by these presents accept, approve, ratify, and confirm, all and every the aforementioned mentioned articles of peace, in the same manner and form as they are inserted and repeated in the said articles, the which are hereunto adjoining; hereby firmly promising on our saiths, sacredly to maintain the said peace and agreement ourselves, and to cause all our people, of what degree or quality soever, punctually and inviolably to observe and keep all and every the articles thereof for ever; and if any of our said people shall at any time violate and break any part of the said articles, they shall be punished with greatest "seventy at their return into the dominions of Tunis.

Confirmed, and sealed in the presence of Almighty God, in our house in the noble city of Tunis, the last day of the moon Delcadi, and the year of Hegira 1085, being the fourth day of February Old Stile, and the year of the Lord Jesus Christ.

(L. S.) Divan. (L. S.) Hose Bey. (L. S.) Morat Bey.

(L. S.) Bajbaw.

(L. S.) Dey.

(L. S.) Hamitt Bey,

sThe following is printed from the treaty, which was published by authority in 1763.]

The Treaty of Peace and Commerce, between Great Britain and the State of Tunis, concluded at the Palace of Bardo, near Tunis, January 22, 1762.

Articles of Peace and Commerce between the most Serene and Mighty Prince George the Third, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Christian Faith, Duke of Brunswic and Lunenburg, Arch-treasurer and Prince Elector of the Holy Roman Empire, &c. fc?r. {$c, and the most Excellent and Illustrious Lord Ally

Bashaw,

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