Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/409

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402 rnnmc rnnimns. jurisdiction of each other, as well with respect to the consignment and sale of their goods and merchandise by wholesale or retail, as with respect to the loading, unloading, and sending oh' their ships, submitting themselves to the laws, decrees, and usages there established, to which native citizens are subjected; they being, in all these cases, to be treated as citizens of the Republic in which they reside, or at least to be placed on a footing with the citizens or subjects of the most favored nation. Anrrom VII. Disposal and in- The citizens of each of the contracting parties shall have power to l¤°**¤¤·¤<>¤ °*` P¤¤· dispose of their personal goods, within the jurisdiction of the other, by '“’““l P'°P°"Y‘ sale, donation, testament, or otherwise; and their representatives, being citizens of the other party, shall succeed to their said personal goods, whether by testament or ab intestate, and they may take possession thereof, either by themselves or others acting for them, and dispose of the same at their will, paying suchmdlueseonlg as the inhabitants of the country wherein said goods are s su ject to pay in i e cases; Heirs to mai and if, in the case of real estate, the said heirs would be prevented from ¤¤¤¤¤¤- entering into the possession of the inheritance on account of their character of aliens, there shall be granted to them the term of three years to dispose of the same, as they may think proper, and to withdraw the proceeds without molestation, and exempt from all duties of detraction on the part of the Government of the respective States. Anrrcnn VIII. tigxlégwm Both the contracting parties promise, and engage formally,_to give property_ their special protection to the persons and_ property of the citizens of each other, of all occupations, who may be in the territories subject to the jurisdiction of the one or the other, transient or dwelling therein, leaving open and free to them the tribunals of justice for their judicial recourse, on the same terms which are usual and customary with the natives or citizens of the country in which they may be; for which they may employ, in defence of their rights, such advocates, solicitors, notaries, agents, and_ factors as they may judge proper, in all their trials at law; and such citizens or agents shall have as free opportunity as native gitizens to ble piresent at the declisions and sentences of the tribunalis, ia cases w ic may concern them, and likewise at the takin o a examinations and evidence which may be exhibited in the said tgials. Anmonn IX. F’"°'° KF“**°d The contracting parties, desiring to live in peace and harmony with

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equally friendly with all, engage mutually not to grant any particular favor to other nations, in respect of commerce and navigation, which shall not immediately become common to the other party, who shall enjoy the same freely, if the concession was freely made, or on allowing the same compensation, if the concession was conditional. Anzrronn X. Dqmtion of Mm- The present convention shall be in force for the term of twelve years '°“°'°“· from the date hereof, and further, until the end of twelve months after the Qovernment of the United States on the one part, or the free Hanseat1c Republics of Lubeck, Bremen, or Hamburg, or either of them, on the other part shall have given notice of their Intention to terminate the same; each of the said contracting parties reserving to itself the right of giving such notice to the other, at the end of the said term of twelve years. And it is hereby agreed between them that, at the expi-