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834 CONVENTION WITH CENTRAL AMERICA. 1825. founded, and an authenticated copy of the sentence or decree, and of all the proceedings in the case, shall, if demanded, be delivered to the commander or agent of said vessel, without any delay, he paying the legal fees for the same. ARTICLE 24th. Whenever one of the contracting parties shall be engaged in war with another State, no citizen of the other contracting party shall accept a commission, or letter of marque, for the purpose of assisting or co-operating hostilely, with the said enemy, against the said party so at war, under the pain of being treated as a pirate. ARTICLE 25th. p,,,,my_ If, by any fatality, which cannot be expected, and which God forbid, the two contracting parties should be engaged in a war with each other, they have agreed, and do aglree, now for then, that there shall be allowed the term of six months to the merchants residing on the coasts and in the ports of each other, andthe term of one year to those who dwell in the interior, to arrange their business, and transport their effects wherever they please, giving to them the safe conduct necessary for it, which may serve as a sufficient protection until they arrive at the designated port. The citizens of all other occupations, who may be established in the territories or dominions of the United States and of the Federation of the Centre of America, shall be respected and maintained in the full enjoyment of their personal liberty and property, unless their particular conduct shall cause them to forfeit this protection, which, in consideration of humanity, the contracting parties engage to give them. ARTICLE 26th. Debts. Neither the debts due from individuals of the one nation to the individuals of the other, nor shares nor moneys, which they may have in public funds, nor in public or private banks, shall ever, in any event of war, or of national difference, be sequestered or confiscated. ARTICLE 27th. Omcial h,,,,,, Both the contracting parties being desirous of avoiding all inequality course. in relation to their public communications and official intercourse, have agreed and do agree, to grant to the Envoys, Ministers and other Public Agents, the same favours, immunities and exemptions, which those of' the most favoured nation do or shall enjoy; it being understood that whatever favours, immunities or privileges, the United States of America or the Federation of the Centre of America, may find it proper to give to the Ministers and Public Agents of any other power, shall, by the same act, be extended to those of each of the contracting parties. ARTICLE 28th. Consul, my To make more effectual the protection which the United States and vice consult. the Federation of the Centre of America shall afford 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 in them all the rights, prerogatives, and immunities, of the Consuls and Vice Consuls of the most favoured nation; each contracting party, however, remaining at liberty to except those ports and places in which the admission and residence of such Consuls may not seem convenient.