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SULUS AND FOREIGNERS
who will be delivered to the government of the Sultan by the United States authorities if in their possession. In all other cases persons charged with crimes or offences will be delivered to the United States authorities for trial and punishment.
Article 10. Any slave in the archipelago of Jolo shall have the right to purchase freedom by paying to the master the usual market value.
Article 11. In cases of any trouble with subjects of the Sultan, the American authorities in the islands will be instructed to make careful investigation before resorting to harsh measures, as in most cases serious trouble can thus be avoided.
Article 12. At present, Americans or foreigners wishing to go into the country should state their wishes to the Moro authorities and ask for an escort, but it is hoped that this will become unnecessary as we know each other better.
Article 13. The United States will give full protection to the Sultan and his subjects in case any foreign nation should attempt to impose upon them.
Article 14. The United States will not sell the island of Jolo or any other island of the Jolo Archipelago to any foreign nation without the consent of the Sultan of Jolo.
Article 15. The United States government will pay the following monthly salaries:
To the Sultan ..........250
a Datto Rajah Muda.......75
a Datto Attik..........60
a Datto Calbi ..........75
a Datto Joakanain........75
a Datto Puyo..........60
a Datto Amir Hussein.......60
a Hadji Butu..........5A
a Habib Mura ..........40
a Sherif Saguir..........*5
Signed in triplicate, in English and Sulu, at Jolo, this 20th ay of August, a.d. 1899 (13 Arabuil, Abril 1517).
(Signed) John C. Bates, Brigadier-General,
(Signed) Sultan of Sulu.
* (Signed) Datto Rajah Muda.
(Signed) Datto Attik.
(Signed) Datto Calbi and Datto Joakanain.