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608 PUBLIC TREATIES. Aacricnn XXII. Rights of resi- If, at any time, a rupture should take place between the two contract- ‘]"“‘“ in "”“° °f ing nations, and (which God forbid) they should become engaged in war m"' with each other, they have agreed, and do agree now, for then, that the merchants, traders, and other citizens of all occupations, of each of the two parties residing in the cities, ports, and dominions of the other, shall have the privilege of remaining and continuing their trade and business therein, and .shall be respected and maintained in the full and undisturbed enjoyment of their personal liberty and property, so long as they behave peaceably and properly, and commit no offence against the laws. And in case their conduct should render them suspected of malpractices, and, having thus forfeited this privilege, the respective Governments should think proper to order them to depart, the term of twelve months, from the publication or intimation of this order therefor, shall be allowed them, in which to arrange and settle their affairs, and remove with their families, effects, and property; to which end the necessary safe conduct shall be given to them, and which shall serve as a sufficient protection until they arrive at the designated port, and there embark. But this favor shall not be extended to those who shall act contrary to the established laws. It is, nevertheless, to be understood that the persons so suspected may be ordered by the respective Governments to remove forthwith into the interior, to such places as they shall think at to designate. Anrrcrn XXIII. Debts, &¤., not Neither the debts due from individuals of the one nation to the indi-

  • °b° °°¤**¤°°*’°d· viduals of the other, nor shares, nor money, which they may have in

public funds, nor in public or private banks, shall ever, in any event of war or national difference, be sequestered or connscated. Aarrcrn XXIV. Euvoys, mi n - Both the contracting parties being desirous of avoiding all inequality i¤¤<>F¤, &¤· in relation to their public communications and onicial intercourse, they have agreed, and do agree, to grant to their Envoys, Ministers, and other public agents, the same favors, immunities, and exemptions, as those of the most favored nation do or shall enjoy; it being understood that whatever favors, immunities, or privileges the United States of America or the Peru-Bolivian Confederation may find it proper to grant to the Envoys, Ministers, and public agents of any other power shall, by the same act, be granted and extended to those of the contracting parties respective y. Anriorn XXV. Cousularofficers. To make more effectual the protection which the United States of America and the Peru-Bolivian Confederation shall adord in future to the navigation and commerce of the citizens of each other, they agree to receive and admit Consuls and Vice-Consuls in all the ports open to foreign commerce; who shall enjoy, within their respective consular districts, all the rights, prerogatives, and immunities of the Consuls and Vice·Consuls_of the most favored nation, each contracting party, however, rem`a1_ning at liberty to except those ports and places in which the_ad;mssion and residence of such functionaries may not seem convemen . Amucnn XXVI. Exequnturs. In_ order that the Consuls and _Vice-Consuls of the two contracting parties may enjoy the rights, prerogatives, and immunities which belong to them by their public character, they shall, before entering on the exercise of their functions, exhibit their commission or patent, in due form,