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CENTRAL AMERICA, 1825. 101 founded, and an authenticated copy of the sentence or decree and of all the piroceedingstin ftheaase shzgll, itil demanded, be delivered to the comman er or agen o said vesse wit out an · dela he i fees for the same. 3 y, pay ng the legal Aurronn XXIV. Whenever one of the contracting parties shall be engaged in war with L et the rs ¤ r another State, no citizen of the other contracting party shall accept a m¤’*l¤¤· commission or_letter of marque for the purpose of assisting or cooperating hostilely with the said enemy against the said party so at war, under the pain of being treated as a pirate. Aurronn XXV. If, by any fatality which cannot be expected, and which God forbid, Rights or resithe two contracting parties should be engaged in a war with each other, 6****** in °°°° °*` they have agreed, and do agree, now for then, that there shall be al- W"' lowed the term of six months to the merchants residing on the coasts and in the ports of each other, and the 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 sudicient 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. Amuonn XXVI. Neither the debts due from individuals of the one nation to the indi- Dgb[,g’ &c_, not vidnals of the other, nor shares, nor moneys which they may have in to besequesmod. public funds, nor in public or private banks, shall ever, in any event of war, or of national difference, be sequestered or confiscated. Anrromr. XXVII. Both the contracting parties being desirous of avoiding all inequality Envoys, Mp,. in relation to their public communications and official intercourse, have mers, cm. agreed, and do agree, to grant to the Envoys, Ministers, and other Public Agents, the same tavors, immunities, and exemptions which those of the most favored nations do or shall enjoy, it being understood that whatever favors, 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. Anerrcnn XXVIII. To make more effectual the protection which the United States and .Consuls and the Federation of the Centre of America shall aford in iuture to the Vw¤-C¤¤¤¤1¤- 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-Cousuls of the most favored nation; each contracting party, however, remaining at liberty to except those ports and places in which the admission and residence ot such Consuls may not seem convenient.