260 PUBLIC TREATIES. Anrrcm XVIII. Duration of cen- The present convention shall remain in forcefor the space of ten years, "°"“°”· counting from the day of the exchange of the ratniications, which shall _ be exchanged at Berlin within the period of six months. _ _ Ratiticaticns. In case neither party gives notice, twelve months before the expiration of the said period of ten years, of its intention not to renew this convention, it shall remain in force one year longer, and so on, from year to year, until the expiration of a year from the day on which one of the parties shall have given such-notice. _ _ Signatures. In faith whereof the Plenipotentiaries have signed and sealed this Convention. Date. Berlin, the 11th of December, 1871. [L .s.1 GEO. BANCROFT. [L. S.] B. Kommo. PROTOCOL. April 29, 1872. The undersigned met this day, in order to effect the exchange of the
ratifications of the Consular Convention, signed on the 11th day of Delu-ntien. cember, 1871, between the United States of America and Germany.
Before proceeding to this act, the undersigned, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States of America, declared- Wne rd _"p¢<>p- 1. That, in accordance with the instruction given him by his Governxl ;¥~’,g°];fJ¤: ment, with the advice and consent of the Senate, the expression “ proprm] umm erty,” used in the English text of Articles III and IX, is to be construed as meaning and intending “ real estate." Article X to sp- 2. That, according to the laws and the Constitution of the United ply ¤l¤¤¤¤f¤¤¤¤·l¤¤- States, Article X applies, not only to persons of the male sex, but also to persons of the female sex. Signatures. After the undersigned, President of the office of the Chancellor of the Empire, had expressed his concurrence with this declaration, the acts of ratification, found to be in good and due form, were exchanged, and the present protocol was in duplicate executed. Dew- Berlin, the 29th April, 1872. GEO. BANCROFT. DELBRUECK.