ARGENTINE CON FEDERATION, 1853. 19 either by sale, donation, exchange, testament, or in any other manner whatsoever, as also to the administration of justice, the citizens of the two contracting parties shall reciprocally enjoy the same privileges, liberties, and rights, as native citizens; and they shall not be charged rn any of those respects with any higher imposts or duties than those which are paid, or may be paid, by native citizens;submitting, of course, the local laws and regulations of each country respectively. It any citizen of either of the two contracting parties shall die without Estates or aswill or testament, in any of the territories of the other, the Consul Gen- umd 1‘¤¤i¢l¤¤¢¤· eral, or Consul of the nation to which the deceased belonged, or the representative of such Consul General or Consul, in his absence, shall have the right to intervene in the possession, administration, and judicial liquidation of the estate of the deceased, conforrnably with the laws of the country, for the beneilt of the creditors and legal heirs. Aarrcm X. The citizens of the United States residing in the Argentine Confed- Dxemption from eration, and the citizens of the Argentine Confederation residing in the l.”'*}*“",>’ ""' °°• United States, shall be exempted from all compulsory military service °r°°d °“°°'&°' whatsoever, whether by sea or by land, and from allfforced loans, requisitions, or military exactions; and they shall not be compelled, under any pretext whatever, to pay any ordinary charges, requisitions, or taxes, greater than those that are paid by native citizens of the contracting parties respectively. Anrroma XI. It shall be free for each of the two contracting parties to appoint Consuls. Consuls, for the protection of trade, to reside in any of the territories of the other party; but before any Consul shall act as such, he shall, in Exequaturs. the usual form be approved and admitted by the Government to which he is sent; and either of the contracting parties may except from the residence of Consuls such particular places as they judge tit to be excepted._ _ _ The archives and papers of the consulates of the respective Govern- I;¤Y¤°l¤b¤h*>‘ °f ments shall be respected inviolably, and under no pretext whatever ‘“° ‘“'°* shall any magistrate, or any of the local authorities, seize, or in any way interfere with them. _ The Diplomatic Agents and Consuls of the Argentine Confederation , P¤”*‘·’*}:£°¤ fd'? d shall enjoy, in the territories of the United States, whatever privileges, ‘fé’°n§;; exemptions, and immunities are, or shall be, granted to agents of the same &,,_ rank, belonging to the most favored nation; and, in like manner, the Diplomatic Agents and Consuls of the United States, in the territories of the Argentine Confederation, shall enjoy, according to the strictest reciprocity, whatever privileges, exemptions, and immunities are, or may be, granted in the Ar·gentine Confederation to the Diplomatic Agents and Consuls of the most favored nation. Anrrems XII. For the better·security of commerce between the United_States and Rights of Mi; the Argentine Confederation, it is agreed that it, at any time, any in- ff;_“ m °”° ° terruption of friendly commercial intercourse, or any rupture, should ' unfortunately take place between the two contracting parties, the citrzens of eitheref them, residing in the territories of the other, shall have the privilege of remaining and continuing their trade or occupation therein, without any manner of interruption, so long as they behave peaceably and commit no offence against the laws; and their eifects and property, whether intrusted to individuals or to the State, shall not be liable to seizure or sequestration, or to any other demands than those which may be made upon the like eH'ects or property belonging to the native inhabitants of the State in which such citizens may reside.