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RTICLES of peace between Great
Britain and Tunis.

Pap. Off. U. 5.

The Kingdom's Intelligencer, p. 759-
Treat. 1732, vol. iii. p. 272.
Treat. 178.5, vol. i. p. 180.

Articles of peace between King Charles II. and Tunis.

Articles of Peace concluded at Tunis.
Pap. Off. U. N° 28.

Treaty of Peace and commerce, at Bardo, near Tunis.

Pap. Off. U. N° 33.
Treat. 1785, vol. iii. p. 22.

1762. Treaty of peace and commerce, conclud22 June, ed at Bardo, near Tunis.

Pap. Off. U. N° 35.

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

Articles of Peace betwixt his Sacred Majefty Charles the Second, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, &c. and the most excellent Signior Mahomet Baffa, the Duan of the noble City of Tunis; Hadgie Muftaph Dye Mahomet By, and the reft of the Soldiers in the Kingdom of Tunis; concluded by Sir John Lawfon, Knight, the 5th October 1662.

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I. THAT all former grievances, loffes, or other pretences, between both parties, fhall be void and of none effect; and from henceforward a firm peace, free trade and commerce, fhall be and continue between the fubjects of his Sacred Majefty the King of Great Britain, &c. and the people of the kingdom of Tunis and the dominions thereunto belonging; and that the fhips 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 fhall fell, tranfporting the reft without trouble or moleftation; and freely enjoy any other accustomed privilege; and the late exaction which hath been on the lading and unJading of goods at the Gulletto or Marrin fhall be reduced to the ancient customs in thefe cafes,

II. That there fhall be no feizure of any of the fhips of either party, at fea or in port; but that they fhall quietly pafs without any moleftation or interruption, they difplaying their colours: and, for the prevention of all inconveniences, the fhips of Tunis are to have a certificate, under the hand of the English conful there, that they belong to Tunis, which being produced, the English fhip fhall admit two men to come on board peaceably, to fatisfy themselves that they are English; and, although they have paffengers on board of them of other nations, they fhall be free, both them and their goods.

: III. That if any English ships fhall receive on board any goods or paffengers belonging to the people of the kingdom of Tunis, they fhall be bound to defend the faid goods and paffengers fo far as lies in their power, and not deliver them up to the enemy.

IV. That if any of the fhips of either party fhall, by accident of foul weather or otherwife, be caft away upon any coaft belonging to either party, the persons shall be free, and the goods faved and delivered to the proprie.


V. That

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

VI. That the people belonging to the dominions of either party fhall not be abufed with ill language, or otherwife evil treated; but that the parties fo offending Thall be punished feverely according to defert,

VII. That the conful, or any other of the English nation, residing in Tunis, fhall not be forced to make his addrefs, in any difference, to any court of juftice, but unto the Dye himself, from whom he fhall receive judg


VIII. That the conful, or any other of the English nation, fhall not be liable to pay the debts of any particular perfon of the nation, unlefs obliged under his hand for the fame.

IX, That all fhips of war belonging to the domini ons of either party, fhall have free liberty to ufe each other's ports for washing, cleanfing, and repairing any of their defects, and to buy and ship any fort of victuals, alive or dead, or any other neceffaries, at the price the natives buy it in the market, without paying custom to any officer.

X. That in cafe any fhips of war, belonging to the dominions of Tunis, fhall take, in any of their enemies fhips, any Englishmen, and ferving for wages, they are to be made flaves'; but if merchants or pafiengers, then they are to enjoy their liberty and goods free and entire.

XI. That if any fhip of war belonging to the kingdom of Tunis, fighting under his own colours with an English fhip, not wearing English colours, fhall furprize her under the fame, the faid fhip fhall be prize notwithstanding the peace.

XII. That in cafe any flave in the kingdom of Tu

nis, of any nation whatfoever, fhall make his escape, and get on board any ship belonging to the fubjects and dominions of his faid Sacred Majefty, the English conful fhall not be liable to pay his ranfom, unless timely notice hath been given him to give order that no fuch be entertained; and then, if it appear that any flave have fo gotten away, the faid conful 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


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

Signed and fealed, in the prefence of the great God.

[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 Majefty the King of Great Britain, &c. and the moft Excellent Signiors, Mahomet Baffa, the Duana of the noble city of Tunis, Hagge Mustapha Dey, Morat Bey, and the rest of the foldiers in the kingdom of Tunis, made and concluded by the faid moft Excellent Signiors on the one part, and by Sir John Lawfon, knight, on the other part, the fifth day of October 1662;

WE the most Excellent Signiors, prefent governors of the noble city and kingdom of Tunis, Muftapha Baffa, Hagge Mami Dei, the Duana, Morat Bei, Mahomet Hoffe Bei, and the reft of the foldiers in the kingdom of Tunis, have feen, perused, and approved the faid articles, and do now by thefe prefents accept, approve, ratify, and confirm, all and every the aforementioned

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mentioned articles of peace, in the fame manner and form as they are inferted and repeated in the faid ar ticles, the which are hereunto adjoining; hereby firmly promifing on our faiths, facredly to maintain the faid peace and agreement ourfelves, and to caufe all our people, of what degree or quality foever, punctually and inviolably to obferve and keep all and every the articles thereof for ever; and if any of our faid people fhall at any time violate and break any part of the faid articles, they fhall be punished with greatest feverity at their return into the dominions of Tunis,

Confirmed, and fealed in the prefence of Almighty God, in our houfe in the noble city of Tunis, the laft 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 Jefus Chrift $67.

(L. S.) Divan.
(L. S.) Hoffe Bey.
(L. S.) Morat Bey.
(L. S.) Bashaw.
(L. S.) Dey.
(L. S.) Hamitt Bey.

[The 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 Se-
rene and Mighty Prince George the Third, by the
Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and
Ireland, Defender of the Chriftian Faith, Duke of
Brunfwic and Lunenburg, Arch-treasurer and
Prince Elector of the Holy Roman Empire, &c. &c.
c. and the most Excellent and Illuftrious Lord Ally

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