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GRAND DUCHY OF HESSE, 1868. 423 Anrrcmz IV. In case of the absence of the heirs, the same care shall be taken pro- Property or abvisionally, of such real or personal property as would be taken in a like °°'+‘* h°*'”~ case of property belonging to the natives of the country, until the lawfulowner, or a person who has a right to sell the same, according to article 2, may take measures to receive or dispose of the inheritance. Aarrcnn V. If any dispute should arise between different claimants to the same Disputes eeninheritance, they shall be decided, in the last resort, according to the S>*‘>*¤i¤S i¤h°1`· laws and by the judges of the country where the property is situated. ‘°“"“°“‘ Anrrcnn VI. This convention shall be ratified by the President of the United States Ratincauous. of America, by and with the advice and consent of their Senate, and by His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Hesse, and the ratificatious shall be exchanged at Berlin, within the term of six months from the date of the signature hereof, or sooner if possible. In faith of which the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the Signatures. above articles, both in French and English, and have thereto anixed their seals; declaring, nevertheless, that the signing in both languages shall not hereafter be cited as a precedent, nor in any way operate to the prejudice of the contracting parties. Done in qnadruplicata in the city of Berlin, on the twenty-sixth day Date, of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty- four, and the sixty-eighth of the Independence of the United States of America. HENRY WHEATON. ‘[L. s.] B’0N DE SCHAEFFER-BERNSTEIN. [L. S.] [For stipulations of June I6, 1852, for the mutual deliverly of criminals fugitives from justice in <Ertain cases, between the United States and the Elector of Hesse, the Grand Duke of esse and on Rhine, and the Landgrave of Hesse-Hombnrg, see convention of that date with Prussia and other states of the Germanic Confederation.] GRAND DUCHY OF HESSE, 1868. [That portion of the Grand Duchy of Hesse north of the Main was incorporated into the North German Union, by the constitution of the latter, July 1, 1867.] CONVENTION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE GRAND August 1.1868- DUCHY OF HESSE, RELATIVE TO NATURALIZATION, CONCLUDED AT j—··—·· DARMSTADT AUGUST 1, 1865; RATIFICATION ADVISED BY SENATE APRIL 12, 1869; RATIFIED BY PRESIDENT APRIL 18, 1869; RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED AT BERLIN JULY 2s, 1869 ; PROCLAIMED AUGUST 31, 1869. Whereas an agreement was made on the 22d of February, 1868, P*°¤ml>l°· between the United States of America and the North German Confed- [Swpp-575,576.] eration, to regulate the citizenship·of those persons who emigrate from the United States of America to the territory of the North German Confederation, and from the North German Confederation to the United States of America; and whereas this agreement by publication in the bulletin of the laws of that Confederation has obtained binding force in the parts of the Grand Duchy of Hesse belonging to the North German Confederation, it has seemed proper in like manner to establish regulations respecting the citizenship of such persons as emigrate from the