496 PUBLIC TREATIES. ratiilcations of this treaty; and those who shall remain in the said territories after the expiration of that year, without having declared their intention to retain the character of Mexicans, shall be considered to have elected to become citizens of the United States. p,,,p,,,-ty to b 0 In the said territories, property of every kind, now belonging to respected. Mexicans not established there, shall be inviolably respected. The present owners, the heirs of these, and all Mexicans who may hereafter acquire said property by contract, shall enjoy with respect to it guarantees equally ample as if the same belonged to citizens of the United States. Anrronn IX. M exioans re- The Mexicans who, in the territories aforesaid, shall not preserve the rnninins in fire character of citizens of the Mexican Republic, conformably with what °°‘l°d *°""°°“°"· is stipulated in the preceding article, shall be incorporated into the g%2°_‘;,5‘°h*:f;’}é Union of the United States, and be admitted at the proper time (to be $ t,.,},,,, of 1853, judged of by the Congress of the United States) to the enjoyment of all p.’506.] the rights of citizens of the United States, according to the principles of the Constitution; and in the mean time, shall be maintained and protected in the free enjoyment of their liberty and property, and secured in the free exercise of their religion without restriction. Anrrou: X. [$6 ¤ P¤>¢<><¤·L [Stricken out.] p. 502.] Anrrcnn XI. I n s u r sions of Considering that a great part of the territories, which, by the present °”"“8° *“b?“· treaty, are to be comprehended for the future within the limits of the t [$*;*2 A"'°}Fl‘;8£> United States, is now occupied by savage tribes, who will hereafter be pQ§0,,_]y ° ’ under the exclusive controul of the Government of the United States, and whose incursions within the territory of Mexico would be prejudicial in the extreme, it is solemnly agreed that all such incursions shall be forcibly restrained by the Government of the United States whensoever this may be necessary; and that when they cannot be prevented, they shall be punished by the said government, and satisfaction for the same shall be exacted-all in the same way, and with equal diligence and energy, as if the same incursions were meditated or committed within its own territory, against its own citizens. It shall not be lawful, under any pretext whatever, for any inhabitant of the United States to purchase or acquire any Mexican, or any foreigner residing in Mexico, who may have been captured by Indians inhabiting the territory of either of the two republics; nor to purchase or acquire horses, ntlniles, czttleé or property of any kind, stolen within Mexican territory y suc n ians. pvmms captured And in the event of any person or persons, captured within Mexican in Mexican toni- territory by Indians, being carried into the territory of the United States, wry- the Government of the latter engages and binds itself in the most sdlemn manner, so soon as it shall know of such captives being within its territory, and shall be able so to do, through the faithful exercise of its influence and power, to rescue them and return them to their country, or deliver them to the agent or representative of the Mexican Government. The Mexican authorities will, as far as practicable, give to the Government of the United States notice of such captures · and its agents shall pay the expenses incurred in the maintenance and transmission of the rescued captives; who, in the mean time, shall be treated with the utmost hospitality by the American authorities at the place where they may P0- But if the Government of the United States, before receiving such notice from Mexico, should obtain intelligence, through any other channel, of the existence of Mexican captives within its territory, it will proceed
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