War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0307 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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British prisoners from an American port the British agent shall direct at which of the British stations such prisoners shall be delivered; and the agents for prisoners of war on both sides shall by agreeement settle and fix the several species of provisions which shall constitute the daily ration to be served out to prisoners while on board catels, with the value thereof, and a regular account shall be kept of the number of days each prisoners shall have been victualed on board each cartel; and the British Government shall pay at that rate the expense and cost of victualing the British prisoners delivered at a British station, and so the American Government shall in like manner pay at the same rate the daily charge for victualing the American prisoners delivered at an American station; but no charge is to be introduced for the transportation or carriage of prisoners, as each nation is to furnish for that service an equal number of tons of shipping. No cartel shall be permitted to remain in port more than ten days after her arrival, unless delayed by winds or weather or the order of the commanding officer of the station at which she may e, whether British or American; and in future cartels shall on no account, unless driven by stress of weather or some other unaviodable necessity, put into any British or American port save the ports hereinbefore appointed for the exchange of prisoners, unless specially agreed upon by the principal agents of the two Governments. And in case the number of vessels now agreed on to be provided, as cartels shall be found insufficient the number may be incereased and so in like manner diminished by agreement as the occasion may require, each nation always furnishing an equal share of the tonnage necessary.

10. Unil regular cartels shall be provided as stipulated in the foregoing article the transportation of prisoners is to be conduct and paid for by each nation according to the menthod hitherto, observed in the present war. And after regular cartels in case a number of prisoners, not less than 100, may be collected at any British or American prot different from the ports before named a temporary cartel may be fitted out by order the commanding officer at such port oe ports for the purpose of carrying such prisoners, if British to one of the British station before named, and if American to one of the American stations before named, and to no other port or place: Provided always, That suchcartel shall bring at least 100 prisoners and shall receive and equal number in exchange, with liberty to return which them to any port of the nation to which she belongs. And the prisoners so delivered in exchange on board such temporary cartels shall be certified to one of the regular stations of exchange, where they shall be credited to the nation so delivering them in exchange whether they arrive at the port of destimation or not. But should there not be an equal number at such station to exchange for the number brought the transportation in such temporary cartel must be paid for so many prisoners as shall not be exchanged.

11. Commanders of all public ships of war of either of the two nations shall be permitted to send flags of truce into any of the established stations for exchange of prisoners of the other nation with prisoners to be delived to the agents for prisoners of war of the nation to which such port belongs; and the agent receiveing them shall give a receipt for them, specifying so delivered shall be placed to the credit of the nation sending them.

12. Commanders of ships of war, captains of privateers and letters of marque of either of the two nations shall be permitted to send