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met with or found as aforefaid; and fhall also be fuffered to bring the faid prizes into any port, road, or harbour of the kingdom of Algier; and to difpofe of the whole or any part thereof, or otherwife to depart with fuch captures, without the leaft hinderance or moleftation.
III. And lastly, it is agreed, that if, at any time hereafter, his Britannic Majefty fhall be at war with any Mahometan Prince or State, and any fhips or veffels, belonging to fubjects of fuch Prince or State, fhall be met with by any of his Britannic Majefty's fhips or veffels of war, or by any fhips or veffels of his Majefty's fubjects, within fight of any part of the coaft of the kingdom of Algier, that they fhall be fuffered to pafs free and unmolested.
Confirmed and fealed in the warlike city and kingdom
Articles of Peace and Commerce between the most Serene and Mighty Prince George, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Chriftian Faith, &c. and the most Illuftrious Lord Ally Dey Bashaw, and Governor of the famous City and Kingdom of Algiers, in Barbary; ratified, confirmed, and renewed, by Captain Coningsby Norbury, Commander of his Majesty's Ship Argyle, Captain Nicholas Eaton, Commander of his Majesty's Ship Chefter, and Thomas Thompfon, Ffq; his Majefty's Conful at Algiers, on the 29th Day of October, 1716, by virtue of a full Power
Power given and granted to us by John Baker, Efq; Vice-Admiral of the Blue Squadron of his Britannic Majefty's Fleet, and Admiral and Commander in Chief of his Majefty's Ships' employed and to be employed in the Mediterranean.
I. IN the first place, it is agreed and concluded, that from this day and for ever forwards, the peace made by Arthur Herbert, Efquire, then admiral of his Majesty's fleet, Sir William Soames, Bart. ambassador to the Grand Signior in the year 1686, with the additional articles agreed to with Captain Munden, and Conful Cole, in the year 1700; and likewife the farther additional articles agreed to with George Byng, Efq; then rear-admiral of the red fquadron of her Majefty's fleet, in the year 1703; be renewed and confirmed, and, together with the additional articles agreed to in this treaty with captain Coningsby Norbury, commander of his Majefty's fhip Argyle, captain Nicholas Eaton, commander of his Majefty's fhip Chefter, and Thomas Thompfon, Efq; his Majefty's conful at Algiers, be kept inviolable between the most Serene King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Chriftian faith, &c. and the moft Illuftrious Lord Ally Bafhaw, Dey and Governor of the warlike city of Algiers in the weft, the Aga, Kahya, and the reft of the honourable feniors of the Divan, and between all the dominions and fubjects of either fide; and that the fhips and other veffels, and the fubjects and people, of either fide, fhall not henceforth do to each other any harm, offence, or injury, either in word or deed, but fhall treat one another with all poffible refpect and friendship. And if any demands or pretenfions fhall be now left depending between the fubjects or others of either party, they fhall be amicably redreffed, and full fatisfaction fhall be made to each other according to the truth and juftice of their claim, and that this treaty fhall not cancel or make void the fame.
II. That as the island of Minorca, in the Mediterranean sea, and the city of Gibraltar, in Spain, have been yielded and annexed to the crown of Great Britain, as well by the King of Spain as by all the feveral Powers of Europe engaged in the late war: now it is hereby agreed and fully concluded, that from this time forward, for ever, the faid ifland of Minorca, and city of Gibraltar, fhall be esteemed in every refpe&t, by the government and people of Algiers, to be part of his Britannic Majefty's dominions, and the inhabitants thereof be looked upon as his Majesty's natural fubjects, in the fame manner as if they had been born in any other part of Great Britain; and they, with their fhips and veffels wearing British colours, and being furnished with proper paffes, fhall be permitted freely to trade and traffic in any part of the dominions of Algiers, and fhall pafs without any moleftation whatfoever, and shall have the fame liberties and privileges that are ftipulated in this, and have been made in all other treaties in the behalf of the British nation and fubjects; and therefore none of the cruizers of Algiers fhall at any time cruize within fight of the ports of the faid ifland of Minorca and city of Gibraltar.
III. That if an English fhip fhall receive on board any paffengers and goods belonging to the kingdom of Algiers, they fhall defend them and their goods, fo far as lieth in their power, and not deliver them to their enemies; and, the better to prevent any unjust demands being made upon the Crown of Great Britain, and to avoid difputes and differences that may arife, all goods and merchandizes that fhall from henceforward be shipped by the fubjects of Algiers on board the fhips or veffels of Great Britain upon freight, fhall be first registered in the office of Cancellaria, before the British conful refiding in the port where they are fo fhipped, and the quantity, quality, and value thereof fhall be expreffed, and the conful is to manifeft the fame in the clearance given to the fhip or veffel before the hall departs to the end, that if any caufe of complaint fhould
should happen hereafter, there may be no greater
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IV. That if any of the Algerine cruizers fhall meet with any Britifh fhips provided with fcollop paffes, of either fhips or fattees, that fhall fit with thofe delivered to them by the British conful, they fhall pass free and unmolefted.
[The three confirmations (or renewals) of articles of peace with Algiers, referred to in the laft treaty, and not before printed, are as follows:]
Articles of Peace and Commerce between the most Serene and Mighty Prince James the Second, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Chriftian Faith, &c. and the moft Illuftrious Lords the Doulet, G. Bafhaw, Aga, and Governors of the forious City and Kingdom of Algiers, in Barbary; ratified and confirmed by Sir William Soame, Bart. his Majesty's Ambaffador to the Grand Signior, on the 5th of April,
O. S. 1686.
1. IN the firft place, it is agreed and concluded, that from this day, and for ever forwards, the peace made by Arthur Herbert, Efquire, admiral of his Majesty's fleet in the Mediterranean, be renewed and confirmed, and kept inviolable, between the moft Serene King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Christian faith, &c. and the most Illustrious Lords the Doulets, Bafhaw, Aga, and Governors of the
the city and kingdom of Algiers, and between all the dominions and fubjects of either fide; and that the fhips and other veffels, and the subjects and people of both fides, fhall not from henceforth do to each other any harm, offence, or injury, either in word or deed, but shall treat one another with all poffible refpect and friendship; and that all demands and pretenfions whatfoever, to this day, between both parties, fhall ceafe and be void.
II. That any of the fhips or other veffels belonging to the faid King of Great Britain, or to any of his Majefty's fubjects, may fafely come to the port of Algiers, or to any other port or place of that kingdom, there freely to buy and fell, paying the ufual cuftoms of ten per cent. as in former times, for fuch goods as they fell; and the goods they fell not, they fhall freely carry on board, without paying any duties for the fame: and that they fhall freely depart from thence, whenfo-ever they pleafe, without any stop or hinderance whatfoever. As to contraband merchandizes, as powder, brimftone, iron, planks, and all forts of timber fit for building of fhips, ropes, pitch, tar, fufils, and other habiliments of war, his faid Majefty's fubjects fhall pay no duty for the fame to thofe of Algiers.
III. That all fhips and other veffels, as well thofe belonging to the King of Great Britain, or to any of his Majefty's fubjects, as thofe belonging to the kingdom or people of Algiers, shall freely pafs the feas, and traffic without any fearch, hinderance, or moleftation from each other; and that all perfons or paffengers, of what country foever, and all monies, goods, merchandizes, and moveables, to whatsoever people or nation belonging, being on board of any of the faid fhips or veffels, fhall be wholly free, and fhall not be stopped, taken, or plundered, nor receive any harm or damage whatsoever from either party.
IV. That the Algier fhips of war, or other veffels, meeting with any merchant fhips or other veffels of his