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Il est entendu que les marins sujets Hawaiiens, seront exceptés de la présente disposition, et traites selon les lois de leur pays.

Si le déserteur avait commis quelque délit sur le territoire Hawaiien, son renvoi serait différé jusqu'à ce que le tribunal compétent eût rendu son jugement, et que ce jugement eût reçu son exécution.

Les Consuls Hawaiiens auront exactement les mêmes droits en Belgique, et il est formellement convenu entre les deux Parties Contractantes que toute autre faveur ou facilité accordée ou qui serait accordée par la suite par l'une d'elles à un autre Etat, pour l'arrestation des déserteurs, sera accordée, de la même manière, à l'autre partie, comme si lesdites faveurs ou facilities avaient été expressément stipulées dans le présent Traité.

XXIV. Toutes les opérations relatives au sauvetage des navires naufragés ou échoués sur les côtes des Iles Hawaiiennes seront dirigées par les Agents Consulaires de Belgique, et réciproquement, les Agents Consulaires des Iles Hawaiiennes dirigeront les opérations relatives au sauvetage des navires de leur nation, naufragés ou échoués sur les côtes de la Belgique.

Toutefois, si les parties intéressées se trouvent sur les lieux, ou si les capitaines sont munis de pouvoirs suffisants, l'administration des naufrages leur sera remise.

L'intervention des autorités locales aura seulement lieu pour maintenir l'ordre, garantir les intérêts des sauveteurs, s'ils sont étrangers aux équipages naufragés, et assurer l'exécution des dispositions à observer pour l'entrée et la sortie des marchandises sauvées. En l'absence et jusqu'à l'arrivée des Agents Consulaires, les autorités locales devront prendre, d'ailleurs, toutes les mesures nécessaires pour la protection des individus et la conservation des effets naufragés.

Les marchandises sauvées ne seront jamais assujetties à aucun droit de douane ou autre, à moins qu'elles ne soient admises à la consommation intérieure.

XXV. Les navires, marchandises ou effets appartenant aux citoyens respectifs, qui auraient été pris par des pirates, ou qui seraient conduits ou trouvés dans les ports de l’une ou de l'autre des Parties Contractantes, seront remis à leurs propriétaires, en payant, s'il y a lieu, les frais de reprise, qui seront déterminés par les tribunaux compétents, lorsque le droit de propriété sera prouvé devant ces tribunaux, et sur la réclamation qui devra en être faite, dans le délai de 18 mois, par les intéressés, par leurs fondés de pouvoirs ou par les Agents des Gouvernements respectifs.

XXVI. Si, par un concours de circonstances malheureuses, des différends entre les Parties Contractantes pouvaient devenir le motif d'une interruption de relations d'amitié entre elles, et qu'après avoir

épuisé les moyens d'une discussion amicale et conciliante, le but de leur désir mûtuel n'eût pas été complétement atteint, l'arbitrage d'une 3ème puissance, également amie des Parties, sera invoqué d'un commun accord, pour éviter, par ce moyen, une rupture définitive.

XXVII. Le présent Traité sera en vigueur, pendant 10 ans, qui commenceront à courir 6 mois après l'échange des ratifications. Si, un an avant l'expiration de ce terme, ni l'une ni l'autre des Parties Contractantes n’annonce, par une déclaration officielle, son intention d'en faire cesser les effets, le Traité restera encore obligatoire pendant une année, et ainsi de suite d'année en année.

XXVIII. Le présent Traité sera ratifié, et les ratifications en seront échangées à Bruxelles, dans le délai d'un an et demi, ou plus tôt, si faire se peut.

En foi de quoi, les Plénipotentiaires respectifs l'ont signé, et y ont apposé leurs cachets.

Fait à Bruxelles, en double original, le 14ème jour du mois d'Octobre de l'an de grâce 1962.

(L.S.) CH. ROGIER.
(L.S.) JOHN BOWRING.

CORRESPONDENCE of Great Britain, relative to the Slave Trade, 1860, 1861; viz.:

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(CLASS A.)- LIST OF PAPERS.

LOANDA.

No.

Page

Date.

SUBJECT.

1861 35. H.M.'s Acting Commissioner to May 29 Slaver captured

by
Lord J. Russell.

Wrangler, and domes-
tic slaves sent to Island
of St. Thomas

530 38. Earl Russell to H.M.'s Acting Com. Aug. 22 Domestic slaves sent to missioner.

Island of St. Thomas.
Approving note to
Governor - General of
Angola

531 41. H.M.'s Acting Commissioner to Aug. 9 Recall of United States' Lord J. Russell.

vessels of war from

West Coast of Africa.... 531 43.

Aug. 23 Reported emigration of

free negroes from Lo-
anda to St. Thomas .... 534

Page

REPORTS FROM NAVAL OFFICERS.

AFRICA (WEST Coast). No.

Date.

SUBJECT.

1861 62. Commodore Edmonstone to Rear. | Jan. 4 Slave Trade on West Admiral Sir H. Keppel.

1860 Coast

536 68. Commander Bedingfeld to Com. Dec. 31 Slave Trade on West modore Edmonstone.

1861 Coast of Africa ... 539 70. Commodore Edmonstone to the Mar. 17 | Bloodhound sent to Ni. Secretary to the Admiralty.

ger to escort Mr.
McGregor Laird's ex.
pedition .....

640 77.

May 24 Death of Consul Foote..... 643 78.

May 28 Treaty signed by King

and Chiefs of Porto
Novo

645 91.

Sept. 22 Correspondence between

Commander Raby and
United States' Flag
Officer Inman

545 92.

Sept. 22 Liberation of 11 Africans

purchased by a Dutch
merchant

546 93.

Sept. 22 English schooner Shark

destroyed by natives in
the Congo

548 95. Commodore Edmonstone to Rear. Oct. 29 Commander Douglas' reAdmiral Sir B. Walker.

port on Niger expedi-
tion

555 96. Captain Walker to Mr. Hamilton. Sept. 28 Abstract of journal of

steam-ship Sunbeam,
during the expedition
up the River Niger in
1861

565 97. Commodore Edmonstone to the Nov. 2 Report on proceedings Secretary to the Admiralty.

on West Coast of Africa 606

613

614

AFRICA (East Coast).

1860 98. Commander Oldfield to the Secre. Dec. 31 Export of slaves from tary to the Admiralty.

dominions of Sultan of

Zanzibar 99. Commander Buckley to Rear. Dec. 31 Slave Trade on East Admiral Sir H. Keppel.

Coast.
100. Captain De Horsey to the Secre- Dec. 31 Slave Trade should be
tary to the Admiralty.

put a stop to between
the

ports of the Sultan

1861 of Zanzibar
106. Rear-Admiral Sir B. Walker to Sept. 19 French vessels still en.
the Secretary to the Admiralty.

gaged in purchasing
slaves on East Coast of
Africa..

616

615

NORTH AMERICA AND WEST INDIA STATION.

1861
107. Commodore Dunlop to the Secre- May 6 Judge of Vice-Admiralty
tary to the Admiralty.

Court at Jamaica has
no jurisdiction over
two vessels captured

by Barracouta in 1860 619 (1861-62. LII.]

2 M

No.

Date.

SUBJECT. Page

1861 108. Rear-Admiral Sir A. Milne to the Feb. 21 Act of piracy on board Secretary to the Admiralty.

The United States' barque William.......

620 110. Rear-Admiral Sir A. Milne to the June 9 | Regret that decision of Secretary to the Admiralty.

Vice-Admiralty Court
at Jamaica respecting
two vessels captured
by Barracouta has been

delayed so long... 624 111.

Aug. 7 Commander Wood's pro

ceedings recent
visit to Babama Is-
lands

625

on

LOANDA.

No. 35.-IIer Majesty's Acting Commissioner to Lord J. Russell.

(Received July 31.) MY LORD,

Loanda, May 29, 1861. I IAVE the honour to inform your Lordship that, on the 24th of April last, Her Majesty's ship Wrangler, commanded by Captain Hamilton Beamish, captured and sent to St. Helena a barque, having 488 negroes on board, about 30 miles west of the River Congo.

The identity of this vessel was so studiously concealed from the captors, that, after a most diligent search, nothing could be found descriptive of either name, port, or nationality.

It was inferred from the build that this barque was American, but the crew were nearly all Spaniards.

From subsequent information which I bave obtained here, there is little doubt of the captured vessel being the Ardennes ; and I further learn that the negroes were taken on board at Mangua Grande, a short distance south of the Congo.

I beg leave to avail myself of this occasion to inclose to your Lordship the copy of a despatch which I addressed to his Excellency the Governor-General upon the rather unusually frequent practice of sending domestic negroes by the Portuguese mail-steamers, to the Island of St. Thomas, under the legal representation of their being the “property” of passengers going there.

I have, &c. Lord J, Russell.

H. V. HUNTLEY.

(Inclosure.)-Her Majesty's Acting Commissioner to the Governor

General of the Province of Angola. EXCELLENT SIR,

Loanda, April 29, 1861. I AVAIL myself of this occasion to remark to your Excellency that much activity seems to prevail amongst certai o residents of

this city in transferring “ domestic" slaves from bence to the Island of St. Thomas, under the representation of a renewed disposition to cultivate that unquestionably fertile colonial possession having sprung up.

This may be true, but the facility of selecting and embarking slaves from that island are so prominent, that the vigilance which I am aware your Excellency extends to the southern coast will equally be exerted to impress upon the Governor of the island mentioned the necessity of sedulously guarding the coasts of his Government.

Having myself often been cruizing about that island, your Excellency will allow me to point out the ease with which a laden vessel might get away from it:

1st. The sea-breeze scarcely ever fails.

2ndly. The vessel sailing from it will almost always make good a west course.

3rdly. Before the meridian of Greenwich is reached, the ship will have crossed the Equator into the first or second degree of south latitude. The south-east trade-wind will then enable the vessel to sail freely off.

I

may also observe that there is scarcely ever any cruizer between St. Thomas and the meridian of Greenwich, near the Equator.

I venture to offer these remarks, because I am so fully sensible of the views your Excellency entertains upon the subject of slavery, that should I even fail to convey any fresh information, I shall certainly not be considered intrusive. I have, &c. The Governor-General of the

H. V. HUNTLEY. Province of Angola.

No. 38.- Earl Russell to Her Majesty's Acting Commissioner. SIR,

Foreign Office, August 22, 1861. With reference to your despatch of the 29th May last, I have to acquaint you that I approve the letter which you addressed to the Governor-General of Angola, calling his Excellency's attention to the frequent exportation of slaves as domestic servants from the mainland to the island of St. Thomas, under the pretence of their being the property of passengers going to that island.

&c. Her Majesty'& Acting Commissioner.

RUSSELL.

I am,

No. 41.-Her Majesty's Acting Commissioner to Lord J. Russell.

(Received October 12.) MY LORD,

Loanda, August 9, 1861. I HAVE the honour, but with great regret, to report to your

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