JOURNAL OF AN EMBASSY
between the English and Burman Governments, it is agreed, that when merchants, with an English certified pass, arrive at Burman ports for the purpose of trade, they shall be allowed to sell their goods, after paying the customary duties, and take away the gold and silver received in payment, as well as other gold and silver, duty free; or, if they prefer it, such merchandise as they may receive in exchange for their own goods. Burmese merchants also, arriving in English ports for the purpose of trade, shall be in like manner allowed to sell their goods after paying the customary duties, and take away the gold and silver, duty free ; or, if they prefer it, such piece-goods, rarities, and articles of use as they may require.
"Art. 3.aShips whose breadth of beam in the inside (opening of the hold) is eight royal Burman cubits, and all ships of smaller size, whether merchants from the Burmese country entering an English port under the Burman flag, or merchants from the English country with an English certified pass, entering a Burmese port under the English flag, shall be subject to no other demand beside the payment of duties, and ten ticals twenty-five per cent, (ten rupees) for a Police passport on leaving. Nor shall pilotage be demanded, unless the master voluntarily require a pilot. However, when ships arrive, information shall be given to the officer stationed at ' the entrance of the sea.' In regard to vessels whose breadth of beam exceeds eight royal cubits, they shall be treated according to the ninth article of the Treaty of Yandabo.
" Art. 4aEnglish and Burmese merchants, passing from one country to the other and residing, shall, on desiring to return to their own country, be allowed to do so. They shall not be hindered from going to whatever country, and by whatever vessel they may desire. They shall also be allowed to sell their goods and property, and take away the value, together with property unsold, wife, sons and daughters, without molestation.
"Art. 5.aEnglish and Burmese vessels meeting with contrary winds, or sustaining damage in masts, rigging, and c. or suffering shipwreck on the shore, shall, according to the laws of charity, receive all possible assist-"Art. 5.a English and Burmese vessels meeting with contrary winds, or sustaining damage in masts, rigging, and c. or suffering shipwreck on the shore, shall, according to the laws of charity, receive all possible assist-