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Convention (IX) concerning Bombardment by Naval Forces in Time of War. The Hague, 18 October 1907.
Chapter I : The bombardment of undefended ports, towns, villages, dwellings, or buildings - Art. 3.
Art. 3. After due notice has been given, the bombardment of undefended ports, towns, villages, dwellings, or buildings may be commenced, if the local authorities, after a formal summons has been made to them, decline to comply with requisitions for provisions or supplies necessary for the immediate use of the naval force before the place in question.
These requisitions shall be in proportion to the resources of the place. They shall only be demanded in the name of the commander of the said naval force, and they shall, as far as possible, be paid for in cash; if not, they shall be evidenced by receipts.