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France: Decrees on Trade 1793-1810

Decree of the Executive Directory in explanation of that of the 12th Ventose, 5th year, (2nd March, 1797,) concerning the navigation of neutral vessels, of the 28th Ventose, 7th year, (18th March, 1799.)

The Executive Directory having examined its decree of the 12th Ventose, 5th year, (2nd March, 1797,) concerning the navigation of neutral vessels, loaded with merchandise belonging to the enemies of the republic, and the judgment on the trials as to the validity of maritime prizes; considering that the fourth article of that decree, in what relates to the rôles d'équipages with which neutral vessels ought to be furnished, has had improper interpretations, so far as concerns the rôles d'équipages of American vessels, and that it is time to do away the obstacles resulting therefrom to the navigation of the vessels of that nation.

After having heard the Minister of Exterior Relations and the Minister of Justice declare that, by the fourth article of the said decree, it was not understood that the navigation of American vessels, relatively to the form of their rôles d'équipages, was subjected to other conditions than those imposed on all neutrals by the twelfth article of the ordinance of 1744, and by the ninth article of that of the 26th July, 1778:

The Ministers of the Marine and of Justice, each in what concerns him, are charged with the execution of the present decree, which shall be inserted in the bulletin of laws.

 

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series March 2003

 

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