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252 PUBLIC TREATIES. see U. s. stat- . o that end the eonsuls of France in the United States shall apply gégs at4Larg§6 vb- 3;ytheTmagistrates designated in the act of Congress of May 4, 182fij ’v°’P' '] that is to say, indiscriminately to any of the_ Federal, State, or municipal authorities; and the Consuls of the United States in France shall apply to any of the competent authorities and make a request m writing for the deserters, supporting 1t by an exhibition of the registers of the vessel and list of the crew, or by other ·0mCl8.i documents, to show that themen whom they claim belonged to said crew. Upon such request alone, thus supported, and without the exaction of any oath from the Consuls, the deserters, not being citizens of the country where the demand is made, either at the time of their shipping or of their arrival in the port, shall be given up to them. All aid and protection shall be furnished them for the pursuit, seizure, and arrest of the deserters, who shall even be put and kept in the prisons of the country at the request and at the expense of the Consul until these agents may nndan opportunity of sending them away. If, however, such opportunity should not present itself within the space of three months, counting from the day of the arrest, the deserters shall be set at liberty, and shall not again be arrested for the same cause. Aarrcmn X. Damages arising The respective Consuls General, Consuls, Vice-Consuls, or consular “* “°"‘ agents, shall receive the declarations, protests, and reports of all captains of vessels of their nation in reference to injuries experienced at sea ; they shall examine and take note of the stowage; and when there are no stipulations to the contrary between the owners, freighters, or insurers, they shall be charged with the repairs. If any inhabitants of the country in which the Consuls reside, or citizens of a third nation, are interested in the matter, and the parties cannot agree, the competent local authority shall decide. Anrromn XI. B¤·|V•s•· All proceedings relative to the salvage of American vessels wrecked upon the coasts of France, and of French vessels wrecked upon the coasts of the United States, shall be respectively directed by the Consuls General, Consuls, and Vice-Consuls of the United States in France, and by the Consuls General, Consuls, and Vice-Consuls of France in the United States, and until their arrival by the respective consular agents, wherever an agency exists. In the places and ports where an agency does not exist, the local authorities, until the arrival of the Consul in whose district the wreck may have occurred, and who shall be immediately informed of the occurrence, shall take all necessary measures for the protection of persons and the preservation of property. The local authorities shall not otherwise interfere than for the maintenance of order,_ the protection of the interests of the salvors, if they do not belong to the crews that have been wrecked, and to carry into eggctl the arrgpgements made for the entry and exportation of the merc n nse sav . It is understood that such merchandise shall not s ° n custom-house duty if it is to be reexported ; and if iltabe ggmddfbg gorisumption, a diminution of such duty shall be allowed in conformity with the regulations of the respective countries. Amucnn XII. _M¤•i=f¤¤r•¤ ¤•- The respective Consuls General, Consuls Vice-Consuls n r

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enyoytin th; two countries all the other privileges,) exemptions, and immum ies w ic ma at an future tim a same rank of the niost fagored nation? be granted to the gems of the