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cumstances; it being, however, well understood that the said alterations cannot take place but by the common agreement, and by the consent of the two high Contracting Parties.

XII. In order to bring to adjudication with the least delay and inconvenience, the vessels which may be detained for having been engaged in an illicit traffic of slaves, there shall be established, within the space of a year, at furthest, from the exchange of the ratifications of the present Treaty, two Mixed Commissions, formed of an equal number of individuals of the two nations, named for this purpose by their respective Sovereigns.

These Commissions shall reside, one in a Possession belonging to His Britannic Majesty; the other, within the Territories of His Catholic Majesty; and the two Governments, at the period of the exchange of the ratifications of the present Treaty, shall declare, each for its own Dominions, in what places the Commissions shall respectively reside, Each of the two high Contracting Parties reserving to itself the right of changing, at its pleasure, the place of residence of the Commission held within its own dominions; provided however, that one of the two Commissions shall always be held upon the coast of Africa, and the other, in one of the colonial possessions of His Catholic Majesty.

These Commissions shall judge the Causes submitted to them, without appeal, and according to the regulation and instructions annexed to the present Treaty, of which they shall be considered. as an integral part.

XIII. The acts or instruments annexed to this Treaty, and which form an integral part thereof, are as follows:

No. 1. Form of Passport for the Spanish merchant ships destined for the lawful traffic in slaves.

No. 2. Instructions for the ships of war of both nations, destined to prevent the illicit traffic in slaves.

No. 3. Regulation for the Mixed Commissions which are to hold their sittings on the coast of Africa, and in one of the colonial possessions of His Catholic Majesty.

XIV. The present Treaty, consisting of fourteen Articles, shall be ratified, and the ratifications exchanged at Madrid within the space of two months from this date, or sooner if possible.

En fé de lo cual, nos los infrascritos Plenipotenciarios, en virtud de nuestros respectivos Plenos Poderes, hemos firmado el presente Tratado, y hecho poner en él los sellos de nuestras

armas.

Hecho en Madrid, á 23 de Setiembre, 1817.

Firmado

HENRY WELLESLEY, (L.S.)

JOSE PIZARRO, (L.S.)

Modelo de Pasaporte para los Buques Españoles que se destinaren al Trafico Legitimo de Esclavos.

Don Fernando, por la Gracia de Dios, Rey de Castilla, de Leon, de Aragon, de las Dos Sicilias, de Jerusalen, de Navarra, de Granada, de Toledo, de Valencia, de Galicia, de Mallorca, de Menorca, de Sevilla, de Cerdena, de Córdoba, de Córcega, de Murcia, de Jaen, de los Algarbes, de Algeciras, de Gibraltar, de las Islas de Canaria, de las Indias Orientales y Occidentales, Islas y Tierra firme del mar Océano; Archiduque de Austria; Duque de Borgoña, de Brabante y de Milan; Conde de Abspurg, Flandes, Tirol y Barcelona; Señor de Vizcaya y de Molina, &c.

pasageros, su Capitan

y

Por cuanto he concedido permiso para que el buque titulado de porte de toneladas, que lleva hombres de tripulacion, y y su propietario ambos Españoles y súbditos de mi Corona, pueda salir con destino á los puertos de y costa de Africa; de donde hra de volver á habiendo prestado antes los expresados Capitan y Propietario el debido juramento y fianza ante el juzgado de marina del correspondiente tercio naval de donde salga dicho buque, y probado legalmente que ningun extrangero tiene parte alguna en el arriba mencionado buque y cargamento, como resulta de la certificacion anexa á este Pasaporte, dada por el mismo tribunal, en consecuencia de las dili

In witness whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the same, and have thereunto affixed the seals of their arms.

Done at Madrid the 23d of September, 1817.

Signed
HENRY Wellesley, (L.S.)

JOSE PIZARRO, (L.S.)

Form of Passport for Spanish Vessels destined for the lawful Traffic in Slaves.

Ferdinand, by the Grace of God, King of Castille, of Leon, of Aragon, of the Two Sicilies, of Jerusalem, of Navarre, of Granada, of Toledo, of Valencia, of Gallicia, of Majorca, of Minorca, of Seville, of Sardinia, of Cordova, of Corsica, of Murcia, of Jaen, of the Algarves, of Algeciras, of Gibraltar, of the Canary Islands, of the East and West Indies, Isles and Terra firma of the Ocean; Archduke of Austria; Duke of Burgundy, of Brabant, and of Milan; Count of Apsburg, Flanders, Tirol and Barcelona; Lord of Biscay and of Molina, &c.

Whereas, I have granted permission for the vessel called of tons, and carrying men, and

master, and

passengers owner, both Spaniards and subjects of my Crown, to proceed bound to the ports of

and

coast of Africa, from whence she is to return to

the said master and owner having previously taken the required oath before the tribunal of marine of the proper naval division, from whence the said vessel sails, and legally proved that no foreigner has any share in the above-mentioned vessel and cargo, as appears by the certificate annexed to this Passport, which certificate is given by the same tribunal, in consequence of the steps

gencias practicadas en virtud de lo que prescribe la Ordenanza de Matrículas de 1802.

Los referidos Capitan

y propietario

de dicho buque quedan obligados á entrar solamente en los puertos de la costa de Africa situados al sur de la línea, y volver á cualquiera de los puertos de mis Dominios, donde solo se les permitirá desembarcar los esclavos que conduzcan, despues de haber manifestado en debida forma, que han cumplido en todo con las disposiciones de mi Real Decreto de 22 de Setiembre de 1817, por el cual se ha arreglado el modo de conducir los esclavos desde la costa de Africa á mis Dominios de ultramar; y si faltasen á alguna de estas condiciones esterán sujetos á las penas establecidas por dicho decreto contra aquellos que hiciéren el tráfico de esclavos de un modo ilicito.

Por tanto mando á los oficiales Generales 6 particulares, comandantes de mis escuadras y bajeles: á los Capitanes Generales de los Departamentos de Marina, Comandantes Militares de sus provincias, sus subalternos, Capitanes de puerto, y otros cualesquiera oficiales y dependientes de la Armada: á los Vireyes, Capitanes ó Comandantes Generales de Reinos y Provincias: á los Gobernadores, Corregidores y Justicias de los pueblos de la costa de mar de mis Dominios de Indias: á los oficiales Reales ó Jueces de arribadas en ellos establecidos; y á todos los demas vasallos mios á quienes pertenece ó pertenecer pudiere, no le pongan embarazo, causen molestia ó detencion; antes le auxilien y faciliten lo que hubiere menester para su regular navegacion; y á los vasallos y súbditos de Reyes, Principes y Repúblicas amigas y aliadas mias: á los comandantes, gobernadores ó cabos de sus provincias, plazas, escuadras y bajeles, requiero que asimismo no le impidan en su libre navegacion, entrada, salida ó detencion en los puertos, á los cuales por algun accidente se condujere, permitiéndole que en ellos se bastimente y provea de todo lo que necesitare; á cuyo fin he mandado despachar este pasaporte; el cual firmado para su validacion de mi Secretario de Estado y del Despacho de Marina, servirá por el tiempo que durare el viage de ida y vuelta; y concluido que sea, lo devolverá al comandante de marina, gobernador ú otra persona por quien

taken in pursuance of the directions contained in the Ordinance of Matriculation of 1802.

The said

Captain and

owner of the said vessel being under an obligation to enter solely such ports on the coast of Africa as are to the south of the line; and to return from thence to any of the ports of my Dominions, where alone they shall be permitted to land the slaves whom they carry, after going through the proper forms, to shew that they have, in every respect, complied with the provisions of my Royal Decree of the 22d of September, 1817, by which the mode of conveying slaves from the coast of Africa to my colonial Dominions, is regulated; and should they fail in any of these Conditions they shall be liable to the penalties denounced by the said Decree against those who shall carry on the slave trade in an illicit manner.

I therefore command all General and other officers, commanding my squadrons and ships; the Captain Generals of the Departments of Marine, the Military Commandants of the provinces of the same, their subalterns, Captains of the ports, and all other officers and persons belonging to the Navy: the Viceroys, CaptainGenerals or Commandants of Kingdoms and Provinces: the Governors, Mayors, and Justices of the towns upon the sea coast of my Dominions of Indies: the Royal officers or Judges of entries therein established; and all others of my subjects to whom it belongs, or may belong, not to give her any obstruction, nor to occasion her any inconvenience or detention; but rather to aid her and to furnish her with whatever she may want for her regular navigation; and of the vassals and subjects of Kings, Princes and Republics in friendship and alliance with me; of the commanders, governors, or chiefs of their provinces, fortresses, squadrons and vessels, I require that they likewise shall not impede her in her free navigation, entry, departure, or detention in the ports to which, by any accident, she may be carried, but permit her to provide and supply herself therein with whatever she may be in need of for which purpose I have commanded this Passport to be made out, which being signed for its validity by my Secretary of State for the Dispatch of Marine, shall serve for the time that a voyage, going and returning, may last; after the conclusion of which, it shall be returned to the commandant of marine, governor

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