Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/806

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VENEZUELA, 1860. 799 Ancrrorn IV. The citizens of each of the high contracting parties, residing in the Liberty of conether, shall enjoy the most perfect liberty of conscience. They shall be °°l°“°°· subjected to no inconveniences whatever on account of their religious belief; nor shall they in any manner be annoyed or disturbed in the exercise of their religious worship in private houses, orin the chapels andplaces which they may select for that purpose, provided that, in so doing, they observe the decornm due to the laws, usages, and customs of the country. It is likewise agreed that the citizens of the one country, dying in the Rights of burial. territory of the other, may be interred either in the ordinary cemeteries, or in such others as may be selected for that purpose by their own Government, or by their personal friends or representatives, with the consent of the local authorities. All such cemeteries, and funeral proces ions going to or returning from them, shall be protected from violation or disturbance. Anctionn V. The citizens of each of the high contracting parties, within the juris· h Dl°P°°°·1 wd *¤· diction of the other, shall have power to dispose of their personal prop- E‘;€vp°" erty by sale, donation, testament, or otherwise; and their personal p ‘ ' representatives being citizens of the other contracting party, shall succeed to their personal property, whether by testament or ab intestato. They may take possession thereof, either by themselves, or by others acting for them, at their pleasure, and dispose of the same, paying such duty only as the citizens of the country wherein the said personal property is situated shall be subject to pay in like cases. In the absence of Property of nba personal representative, the same care shall be taken of the property ¤°¤* b°iF¤· as by law would be taken of the property 'of a native in a similar, case, whilst the lawful owner may take measures for securin g it. If a question should arise among claimants as to the rightful ownership of the property, the same shall be [finally] decided by the judicial tribunals of the country in which it is situated. When, on the decease of any person holding real estate within the Hvirstv r¤¤1¤¤· territory of one party, such real estate would by the law of the land “‘“°· descend on a citizen of the other, were he not disqualified by alienage, the longest term which the laws of the country in which it is situated will permit shall be accorded to him to to dispose of the same; nor shall he be subjected, in doing so, to higher or other dues than if he were a citizen of the country wherein such real estate is situated. Anmorn VI. The high contracting parties hereby agree that whatever kind of pro- t. E‘1“°]¥*Y °ftsd!" duce, manufactures, or merchandize, of any foreign country, can be from vfssgg lg}P°;,th§; time to time lawfully imported into the United States, in their own ves- pmy, sels, may also be imported in the vessels of Venezuela, and no higher or other duties upon the tonnage or cargo of the vessels shall be levied or collected, whether the importation be made in a vessel under the flag of the United States or a vessel under the Hag of Venezuela. And, reciprocally, whatever kind of produce, manufactures, or merchandize, of any foreign country, can be from time to time lawfully imported into Venezuela, in her own vessels, may also be imported in vessels of the United States; and no higher or other duties upon the tonnage or cargo of the vessel shall be levied or collected, whether the importation be made in a vessel under the Hag of Venezuela or under the flag of the United States. Whatever can be lawfully exported or re-exported by one party, in its _Eq¤¤lity of dvown vessels, to any foreign country, may in like manner be exported or “°“ °“ °‘P°’“· reexported in the vessels of the other; and the same duties, bounties, and drawbacks shall be collected and allowed, whether such exporta-