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250 PUBLIC TBEATIES. m a dgmct and perm gl { pim; whether federal State `or municipldl. however, the salid Ozhlnisuls General, 0e11S1I1S; V106_%0l1§;{lSl;0F consular agents, are citizens of the country 111 whlch they resl e, 1 they are, or become, owners of property there, or engage in_commerce, they shall be subject to the same taxes and imppsts, apsd tlglhhwtggggefggztion of the treatment granted to commercia agen , - diction, as other citizens of the country who are owners of property, or m ha ts. . . F.1 age md in- Theyllnay place on the outer door of their offices, or of their dwelling- ¤¤*iP*i°¤¤- houses, the arm of their nation, with an inscription gn tgesle worldsli “ Consul of the United States ” or “Consul of France- an they s a be allowed to hoist the ing of’their country thereon. , Exempti e n a s They shall never be compelled to appear as witnesses beforethe courts. Wi¤¤¤¤¤¤¤ When any declaration for judicial purposes, or deposition, IS to be received from them in the administratipn of jpsticeh they slgilpll baiicivited, ' it' ,toa rincourtandi una eto oso e1.r_s1mony shamrbenigequestledelli writing, or be taken orally at their dwellings. Consular pupil., Consular pupils shall enjoy the same personal privileges and immunities as Consuls General, Consuls, Vice-Consuls, or consular agents. Consular agents In case of death, indisposition, or absence of the latter,the chanceled ¤¤'>°¤¤*· lors, lsefretaéieshand cppsular puprls altttachedf tp] their officzls, shalltbe entitle to isc argc interim the u ies o e1r respec ve pos s · and shall enjoy whilst thus acting the prerogatives granted to the incumi bents. Anrrcrm IH. Ipyieiobility of The consullarlofllces and dwellingpl shall be inviolalille. The 11:511

    • ’° '°** authoritie s al not invade them un er any pretext. no case s

they examine or seize the papers there deposited In no caseshall those offices or dwellings be used as places of asylum. Anricnn IV. q,,,,,,,;.;,,;, to The Consuls General, Consuls, Vice-Consnls, or consular agents, of local or national both countries, shall have the right to complain to the authorities of the °"“*°¤“°'· respective Governments, whether federal or local, judicial or executive, throughout the extent of their consular district, of any infraction of the treaties or conventions existing between the United States and France, or for the p\l1'p0S0 of protecting informally the rights and interests of their countrymen, especially in cases of absence. Should there be no diplomatic agent of their nztioag they shall be authorized, in case of need, to have recourse to the ueral or Federal Government of the country in which they exercise theirfunctious. Anmcm V. Vice-consuls and The respective Consuls General, and Consuls, shall be free to estabagents- lish, in such parts of their districts as they may see ht, Vice-Consuls, or consular agents, who may be taken indiscriminately from among Americans of the United States, Frenchman, or citizens of other countries. These agents, whose nomination, it is understood, shall be submitted to the approval of the respective Governments, shall be provided with a certificate given to them by the Consul by whom they are named, and under whose orders they are to act. Aarrom VI. Protostsand use- The'Consuls General, Cousuls, Vice-Consuls, or consular agents, shall larstwns. l have the right of taking at their offices or bureaux, at the domicil of the parties concerned, or on board ship, the declarations of captains, crews, passengers, merchants, or citizens of their country, and of executing there all requisite papers.