Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/640

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PERU, 1868. 633 six months, the Commissioners, together with their assistants, will be entitled to six months’ pay, and the whole expenses of the Commission shall be defrayed by a ratable deduction on the amount of the sums awarded by the Commissioners, provided always that such deduction shall not exceed the rate of five per cent. on the sums so awarded. The deficiency, if any, shall be detrayed by the two Governments in moieties. Anrrcm VII. The present convention shall be ratitied by the President of the United Ratihcations. States, by and with the consent of the Senate thereof, and by the President of Pern, with the a-pprobation of the Congress of that R.epub~ lic, and the ratifications will be exchanged in Lima, as soon as may be, within six months of the date hereof. Aucrronn VIII. The high contracting parties declare that this convention shall not be Tl¤i¤ ¤0¤V¤¤*i¤¤ considered as a precedent obligatory on them, and that they remain in t°°a_sb‘2w“ perfect liberty to proceed in the manner that may be deemed most con- 6],,,,,,,, venient regarding the diplomatic claims that may arise in the future. In witness whereof the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the Signatures. same in the English and Spanish languages, and have atlixed thereto the seals of their arms. Done in Lima the fourth day of December, in the year of our Lord one Date. thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight. ALVIN P. HOVEY. L. s.] J. A. BARRENECHEA. {L. s.