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1662. /TpHE treaty of peace, between Great 18 Oct. X Britain and Tripoly. Pap. Off U. N° 6. The Kingdom's Intelligencer, p. 762. Treat. 1732, vol. iii. p. 269. Treat. 1785, vol. i. p. 177.

1676. Articles of peace and commerce, between

i May. Great Britain and Tripoly.

Pap. Off. U. N° 16.

1682. The separate article of the treaty between 10 April. Great Britain and Tripoly.

Pap. Off. U. N° 17.

1686. The treaty between Great Britain and 7 Feb. Tripoly.

1694. Additional articles to Sir John Narbo

II Oct. rough's treaty with Tripoly.

Pap. Off. U. N° 20.

1694. Articles of peace and commerce, between 11 Oct. Great Britain and Tripoly.

Pap. Off. U. N° 21.

1716. Articles of peace between Great Bri- 19 July. tain and Tripoly.

Pap. Off. U. N* 27.

1751. The treaty of peace and commerce, be19 Sept. tween Great Britain and Tripoly. Pap. Off. U. N° 32.

1762. The treaty of peace and commerce, be22 July, tween Great Britain and Tripoly. Pap. Off. U. N° 36.

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

sir tides of Peace between his Sacred Majesty Charles the Second, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, &c. and the most Excellent Osman Bassa, and the People of the noble City and Kingdom of Tripoly; concluded by Sir John Lawson, Knight, the 1 %th of October, 1662.

I. THAT from this day and for ever forward there be a good and firm peace between his Sacred Majesty the King of Great Britain, &c. and the Bassa and the people of the city and kingdom of Tripoly, and the dominions thereunto belonging. And the ships, subjects, and people on either party shall not do nor offer any offence or injury to each other, but treat one another with all possible respect and friendship: and any ships belonging to the King of Great Britain, &c. or any of his subjects, may come to the port of Tripoly and buy and fell as in former times, and also unto any other port that belongs to the government of Tripoly, paying the custom as in former times: and no man within the jurisdiction of Tripoli shall give the subjects of his said Majesty a bad word, or a bad deed, or a bad action. That, presendy after the signing and sealing these articles, all injuries and damages sustained on either part shall be quite taken away and forgotten, and this peace shall be in full force and virtue.

II. That all ships, as well thofe belonging to his Sacred Majesty the King of Great Britain, &c. and any of his Majesty's subjects, as thofe belonging to Tripoly, shall freely pass the seas, and traffic without any search, hinderance, or molestation whatsoever. And for the better practising of this second article, according to the true intent and meaning thereof, it is

D d 4 agreed, agreed, that the Tripoly ships of war meeting with any merchants ship belonging to the subjects of the King of Great Britain, &c. not being in any of the seas appertaining to his Majesty's dominions, have liberty to fend one single boat on board, with but two sitters more than the common crew of rowers, and no more to enter on board the said merchants ship but the two sitters, without the express leave of the commander of the merchant ship; that upon producing unto them a pass, under the hand and seal of the lord high admiral of England, the said boat do presendy depart and the merchant ship to proceed on his voyage. And although the commander of the merchant ship do produce no pass from the lord high admiral of England, yet, if the major part of the ship's company be subjects to the King of Great Britain, &c. the said boat shall presently depart, and the merchant ship proceed freely; and though there be strangers on board, they shall be free, and their goods. And any ship of war of his Majesty's of Great Britain, &c. meeting with any ships of Tripoly, if the commander shall produce a pass firmed by the chief governors of Tripoly, and the major part of the ships company be Turks, Moors, or slaves, then the Tripoly ships to proceed freely.

III. That any ships belonging to the subjects of his Majesty the King of Great Britain, &c. coming into Tripoly, or any of the ports in its territories, shall for such goods as they fell pay the dues according to custom, and the goods they fell not, they shall freely carry on board, and carry away the same where they please, without any duties for the same.

IV. That if any of the ships of Algier, Tunis, Sally, or any other, do bring any ships, men, or goods belonging to any of the subjects of his Majesty the King of Great Britain, &c. unto Tripoly, or any of the ports thereto belonging, the governors there shall not permit them to be sold within the said territories; and, for the time to come, that no subject of his said Majesty jesty be bought or sold, or made slaves of, in Tripoly or its territories.

V. That any merchant of the subjects of the King of Great Britain, &c. dying in Tripoly or its territories, his goods or monies shall not be seized by the Bassa, Aga, or any other minister, but remain with the English consul.

VI. That the subjects of the King of Great Britain, &c. that do at present, or shall at any time hereafter, inhabit in the city and kingdom of Tripoly, shall have free liberty, when they please, to transport themselves, with their samilies and children, although born in the country.

VII. That the consul, or any other of the subjects of the King of Great Britain, &c. in matter of difference, shall not be liable unto any otherjudgment but that of the Dey.

VIII. That the subjects of his said Majesty, in difference among themselves, shall be subject to no determination but that of the consul.

IX. That the consul, or any other of the subjects of his said Majesty, be not liable to pay the debts of any subject of his said Majesty, unless obliged under his hand for the same.

X. That in cafe any of his said Majesty's subjects shall happen to strike a Turk or a Moor, if he be taken, let him be punished; but if he escape, nothing shall be said to the English consul, or any other of his Majesty's subjects, upon that account.

XI. That in cafe any slave in the kingdom of Tripoly, of any nation whatsoever, shall make his escape, and get on board any ship belonging to his said Majesty, the 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 hath gotten away, the said consul is to pay

the the 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 more.

XII. That no merchant, nor other subject of his said Majesty's, being a passenger in or unto any port, shall be molested or meddled with.

XIII. That the English consul, that lives in Tripoly, be allowed a place to pray in, and no man to do him, or any of his said Majesty's subjects, any wrong or injury, in word or deed, whatsoever.

XIV. That if any ship of war of his said Majesty's shall come into Tripoly, or other the ports.of that government, with any prize, they may sell or dispose of it at their pleasure, without being molested by any; and that they be not obliged to pay customs in any fort: and if the said ships of war shall want provisions, victuals, or any other thing, they may freely buy it at the rate in the market.

XV. That no shipwreck belonging to his said Majesty, or any of his subjects, on the coast belonging to Tripoly, shall become prize; and that neither the goods be forfeited nor the men made slaves, but the people of Tripoly shall do their best endeavours to save them and their goods.

That if any grievances happen on either side, it shall not be lawsul to break the peace until satissaction be denied.

That in all other particulars, not mentioned in these articles, the regulation shall be according to the general capitulation with the Grand Signior.

Signed andsealed, in the presence of the great God.

This under-written was added, in Italian, by the Bassa, in the draught of the English articles which he sealed.

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