TREATY WITH SAN SALVADOR, JAN. 2, 1850. 897 which may serve as a sufficient protection until they arrive at the designated port. The citizens of all other occupations who may be established in the territories or dominions of the United States or of San Salvador, shall be respected and maintained in the full enjoyment of their personal liberty and property, unless their particular conduct shall cause them to forfeit this protection, which, in consideration of humanity, the contracting parties engage to give them. Anrrcmc 28. Neither the debts due from individuals of the one na- Debt, md ,,,.0. tion to the individuals of the other, nor shares nor money which they petty ¤<>t to bs may have in public funds, nor in public or private banks, shall ever, in °°“H5°°"°d' any event of war or of national difference, be sequestered or confiscated. Aizricrm 29. Both the contracting parties being desirous of avoiding Privilgggs Og all inequality in relation to their public communications and otheial inter- Mi¤i¤t<~>¤. &¤· course, have agreed, and do agree, to grant to the envoys, ministers, and other public agents, the same favors, immunities, and exemptions which those of the most favored nations do or shall enjoy; it being understood that whatever favors, immunities, or privileges the United States of America or the Republic of San Salvador may find it proper to give to the ministers and public agents of any other Power, shall, by the same act, be extended to those of each of the contracting parties. Anrrcrn 30. To make more effectual the protection which the United States and the Republic of San Salvador shall afford in future to Consuls and the navigation and commerce of the citizens of each other, they agree to Vi°°‘C<>¤*¤lS· receive and to admit consuls and vice-consuls in all the ports open to foreign commerce, who shall enjoy in them all the rights, prerogatives, and immunities of the consuls and vice-consuls of the most favored nation ; each contracting party, however, remaining at liberty to except those ports and places in which the admission and residence of such consuls may not seem convenient. Anrroma 31. In order that the consuls and vice-consuls of the two contracting parties may enjoy the rights, prerogatives, and immunities Thai, ,,¤,q,,,,_ which belong to them by their public character, they shall, before enter- hun ing on the exercise of their functions, exhibit their commission or patent in due form to the Government to which they are accredited ; and, having obtained their exequatur, they shall be held and considered as such by all the authorities, magistrates, and inhabitants in the Consular Districtin which they reside. AIFTICLE 32. It is likewise agreed that the consuls, their secretaries, Thai,. p,Mk,g,,_ otiicers, and persons attached to the service of consuls, they not being citizens of the country in which the consul resides, shall be exempt from all public service, and also from all kind of taxes, imposts, and contributions, except those which they shall be obliged to pay on account of commerce or their property, to which the citizens and inhabitants, native and foreign, of the country in which they reside are subject, being in every thing besides subject to the laws of the respective States. The archives and papers of the consulates shall be respected inviolably, and under no pretext whatever shall any magistrate seize or in any way interfere with them. Amrxorn 33. The said consuls shall have power to require the as- R.,cp,mm,,, sistanee of the authorities of the country for the arrest, detention, and of <l¢S¤¤¤fS custody of deserters from the public and private vessels of their country: f"°“‘ "“s°1s‘ and for that purpose they shall address themselves to the courts, judges, and officers competent, and shall demand in writing the said deserters, proving by an exhibition of the registers of the vcssel’s or ship’s roll or other public documents, that those men were part of the said crews; and on this demand, so proved, (saving, however, where the contrary is proved by other testimonies,) the delivery shall not be refused. Such deserters, when arrested, shall be put at the disposal of the said consuls, and may be put in the public prisons at the request and expense of those VOL. x. Tamar.-113
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