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CONVENTION-ORANGE FREE STATE. Dnc. 22, 1871. `749 Convention bet·u.·een the United States of America and the Orange Free Dec. 22, 1871. State. Friendship, commerce, and extradition. Oonoluded December 22, ——········— 1871; Ratification advised bg Senate April 24, 1872; RatijiedbyPresident April 27, 1872; Itatificd lxy Volkeraad of Orunge Free State Mag 10, 1872; Ratifications exchanged at Washington August 1S, 1873; Proclaimed August 23, 1873. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERIOA. A PBOGLAMATION. Whereas a general convention of friendship, commerce, and extradi- Pmambm tion between the United States of America. and the Orange Free State was concluded and signed by their respective plenipotentiarics, at Bloomfonten, on the twenty-second day of ~ December, one thousand eight lhiupdred and seventy-enc, which general convention is word for word as o ows: GENERAL CONVENTION OF FRIENDSHIP, COMMERCE, AND EXTRADITION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE ORANGE FREE STATE. The United States of America and the Orange Free State, equally C(,,,r,·m;,,g pu. animated by the desire to draw more closely the bonds of friendship tics. which so happily exist between the two republics, as well as to augment, by all the means at their disposal, the commercial intercourse of their respective citizens, have mutually resolved to conclude a general convention of friendship, commerce, and extradition. Forthis purpose they have appointed as their plenipotentiaries, to wit: The President of the United States, Willard W. Edgcomb, special agent of the United States, and their consul at the Uapeof Good Hope, and the President of the Orange Free State, Friedrich Kaufman Hlihne, gov. secty, who, after a communication of their respective full powers, have agreed to the following articles: Aarrom I. The citizens of the United States of America and the citizens of the Reciprocal equali- Orange Free State shall be admitted and treated upon a footing of ty i¤ ¤¤>¤·¤¤¤¤¤¤ v1' reciprocal equality in the two countries, where such admission and °’**“°“°· treatment shall. not coniict with the constitutional or legal provisions of the contracting parties. No pecuniary or other. more burdensome condition shall be imposed upon them than upon the citizens of the country where they reside,, nor any condition whatever to which the latter shall not be subject. _ The forcgoin g privileges, however, shall not extend to the enjoyment of political rights. ARTIGLE II.· _ The citizens of one of the two countries residing or established in the Exemption no m other shall be free from personal military service · but they shall be lia- militgnw serviceble to the pecuniary or other contributions which may be required, by Liability to ,,,1,,,, way of compensation, from citizens of the country where they reside, contributions, who are exempt from the said service.