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they shall think fit, and to carry with them all their estates, goods, samilies, and servants, although born in the country, without any interruption or hinderance.

XVIII. That no subject of his said Majesty, being a passenger from or to any port, shall be any way molested or meddled with, although he be on board any ship or vessel in enmity with Tripoly.

XIX. That whereas a war hath lately happened between the most Serene King of Great Brirain, &c. and the most illustrious Lords, Halil Bashaw, Ibraim Dey, Aga, Divan, and Governors of the noble city and kingdom of Tripoly, in Barbary, by reason of the injuries done unto the King of Great Britain and his subjects, by the government and people of Tripoly; we Halil Bashaw Ibraim, Dey, Aga, Divan, and Governors of the noble city and kingdom of Tripoly, in Barbary, do acknowlege the injuries done, and that the breach of the peace between his most Excellent Majesty the King of Great Britain, and us of Tripoly, was committed by our subjects, for which some are banished, and some sted from our justice ; and, for surther satissaction to his most Excellent Majesty for the breach of articles, we are sorry for the same, and do by these engage to set at liberty and deliver unto the right honourable Sir John Narbrough, Knight, admiral of his Majesty's sleet in the Mediterranean Seas, all English captives residing in the city and kingdom of Tripoly, and dominions thereunto belonging, without paying any ransom for them: and likewise by setting at liberty, and delivering unto the said Sir John Narbrough, Knight, all other persons taken under English colours, without paying any ransom for them, and by paying eighty thousand dollars, in monies, goods, and staves, to the aforesaid Sir John Narbrough, Knight. And, moreover, we do engage ourselves and successors, that if any injury, for the suture, be done, contrary to these articles, by the government and people of Tripoly, to the King of Great Britain and his subjects; if, upon demand of satissaction from the government and people of Tripoly, we or they do refuse or deny to give satissaction therefore, so that a war be occasioned thereby betwen the King of Great Britain and the government and people of Tripoly, we do engage ourselves and successors to make restitution for the injuries done; and likewise to make satissaction to the King of Great Britain for the full charge and damage of that war.

XX. That no subject of the King of Great Britain, &c. shall be permitted to turn Turk or Moor in the city and kingdom of Tripoly (being induced thereunto by any surprisal whatsoever) unless he voluntarily appear before the Dey or governor, with the English consul's druggerman, three times in twenty-four hours space, and every time declare his resolution to turn Turk or Moor.

XXI. That at all times, when any ship of war of the King of Great Britain, &cc. carrying his said Majesty's flag at the main-top-mast head, shall appear before the said city of Tripoly, and come to anchor in the road, immediately aster notice thereof given by his said Majesty's consul or officer, from the ship, unto the Dey and government of Tripoly, they shall, in honour to his Majesty, cause a salute of one-and-twenty cannon to be shot off from the castle and forts of the city; and that the said ship shall return an answer by shooting off the same number of cannon.

XXII. That presently after the signing and sealing of these articles by us Halil Bashaw, Ibraim Dey, Aga, Divan, and governors of the noble city and kingdom of Tripoly, 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, and continue for ever: and for all depredations and damages that shall be hereafter committed or done by either side, bef re notice can be given cf this peace, full sat.ssacticn slu'l

Vol II. E e oe be immediately made, and whatsoever remains in kind-, shall be instantly, restored.

XXIII. That whensoever it shall happen hereafter, that any thing is done or committed by the ships or fubjects of either side, contrary to any of these articles, satissaction being demanded therefore, shall be made to the full, and without any manner of delay; and that it shall not be lawful to break this peace, until such satissaction be denied: and our saith shall be our saith, and our word our word; and whofoever shall be the cause of breaking of this peace, shall afluredly be punished widi present death.

Confirmed and sealed, in the presence of Almighty God, the 5th day of March, Old Stile, and the year of our Lord Jesus Christ 167^, being the last day of the moon Zelhedga, and the year of the Hegira one thousand eighty-six, 1086.

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Bashaw. Dey\ Divan.

Confirmation of the former Peace.

WHEREAS there were articles of peace and commerce between the- most Serene and mighty Prince Charles the Second, by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Christian saith, &c. and the most Illustrious Lords, Halil Bafhaw, Ibraim Dey, Aga, Divan, and governors of the noble city and kingdom of Tripoly in Barbary, lately made and concluded by the said lords on the one part, and by Sir John Narbrough, Knight, admiral of his said Serene Majesty's fleet in the Mediterranean Seas on the other part, and by them confirmed and sealed, in inc presence of Almighty God, the fifth day of March, Old Stile, and the year of our Lord Jesus Christ 167', being the last day of the moon Zelhedga, and. the year of the Hegira one thousand eighty-six,

••-1066.

1086. Since which time of confirming and scaling the aforesaid articles of peace and commerce, the aforelaid Lord lbraim Dey, being fled away from his said government of the city and kingdom of Tripoly, in Barbary; now therefore we Halil Bashaw, Aga, Divan, governors, soldiers, and people of the aforesaid city and kingdom of Tripoly, have chosen and elected viceadmiral Mustapha Grande to be Dey of the said city and kingdom of Tripoly, in Barbary, to succeed lbraim Dey in the aforesaid government. And now we the said Halil Bashaw, Mustapha Dey, Aga, Divan, governors, soldiers, and people of Tripoly aforesaid, having seen the aforesaid articles of peace and commerce, which were lately made and concluded as aforesaid, and having seriously perused and fully considered all particulars therein mentioned, do fully approve of all and every of the aforesaid article and. articles of peace; and we and every one of us do now by these presents consent and agree to and with Sir John Narbrough, Knight, aforesaid, for the just and exact keeping and performing all of the said articles, and do accept, approve, ratify, and confirm all and every of them, in the same manner and form as they are inserted and repeated in the preceding articles aforesaid; hereby firmly engaging ourselves and successors, assuring on our saith, sacredly to maintain, and strictly to observe, perform, and keep inviolably, all and every the aforesaid article and articles of peace and agreement for ever: and to cause and require all our subjects and people, of what degree or quality whatsoever, within the city and kingdom of Tripoly, in Barbary, or dominions thereunto belonging, both by sea and land, punctually, inviolably, carefully, and duly to observe, keep, and perform all and every the aforesaid article and articles thereof for ever: and our saith shall be our saith, and our word our word; and whosoever shall at any time violate and break any part of the said article or articles of peace, they shall assuredly be punished with greatest severity, and his or

E e 2 their their heads shall be immediately cut off, and forthwith, be presented unto any officer whom the most Serene King of Great Britain, &c. shall authorise to make demand thereof.

It is sarther agreed, that the subjects belonging unto the most Serene King of Great Britain, &c. trading unto the port of the city and kingdom of Tripoly, in Barbary, aforesaid, or unto any port or place of the dominions thereunto belonging, in any merchants ship or other vessel belonging unto the said Serene King's subjects, shall not pay so much custom, by one far cent, for whatsoever goods or merchandizes they sell or buy, as other nations do for the custom of the like goods or merchandize, notwithstanding whatsoever is specified in the second article aforesaid to the contrary.

,. And that the most Serene King of Great Britain's consul, residing in Tripoly aforesaid, shall have liberty at all times, when he pleaseth, to put up his said Serene Majesty's flag on the flag-staff on the top of his house, and there to continue it spread as long time as he pleafeth. Likewise, the said consul to have the same liberty of putting up and spreading the said flag in his boat, when he passeth on the water, and no man whatsoever to oppofe, molest, disturb, or injure him therein, either by word or deed.

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

Confirmed likewise and sealed, in the presence of Almighty God, at our castle in the noble city and kingdom of Tripoly, in Barbary, the first day of May, Old Stile, and the year of"our Lord Jesus Christ one thousand six hundred and seventysix, being the six-and-twentieth day of the moon.

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