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GERMAN EMPIRE, 1871. 255 GERMAN EMPIRE. [See Prussia; North German Union.] GERMAN EMPIRE, 1871. CONVENTION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATE 0 - . , . MAN EMPIRE RESPECTING CONSULS ANDSTRlAE1Eq:ngI(iES?g>Ir{I'}:I1]EU(l>1;'¤:li> AT BERLIN DECEMBER 11 1871; RATIFICATION ADVISED BY SENATE JANUARY 18, 1812; RATIFIEE BY PRESIDENT JANUARY 26, 1812; PROTOCOL ADVISED BY SENATE APRIL 24, 1812; PROTOCOL AGREED TO AND RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED AT BERLIN APRIL 29, 1872; PEOCLAIMED JUNE 1, 1812. The President of the United States of America and His Majesty the contracting par- Emperor of Germany, King of Prussia, in the name of the German Em- fi••- pire, led by the wish to deilne the rights, privileges, immunities, and duties of the respective Consular Agents, have agreed upon the conclusion of a Consular Convention, and for that purpose have appointed their Plenipotentiaries, namely: The President of the United States of America, George Bancroft, Negvtiatorn Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary from the said States, near His Majesty the Emperor of Germany; His Majesty the Emperor of Germany, King of Prussia, Bernard Konig, His Privy Councillor of Legation; who have agreed to and signed the following articles: Aarrem L Each of the Contracting Parties agrees to receive from the other Comulucmcus. Consuls General, Consuls, Vice·Consuls, and Consular Agents in all its ports, cities, and places, except those where it may not be convenient to recognize such odlcers. This reservation, however, shall not apply to gne of the Contracting Parties without also applying to every other ower. Am·10LE II. The Consuls General Consuls,·Vice-Consuls, or Consular Agents shall Exequaturs. be reciprocally received and recognized, on the presentation of their commissions, in the forms established in their respective countries. The newssary exequatur for the exercise of their functions shall be furnished to them free of charge, and, on the exhibition of this instrument, they shall be admitted at once, and without didlculty, by the territorial authorities, Federal, State, or communal, judicial, or executive, of the ports, cities, and places of their residence and district, to the eujoyment of the prerogatives reciprocally granted. The Government that furnishes the exequatur reserves the right to withdraw the same on a statement of the reasons for which it has thought proper to do so. Am·10I.E IH. The respective Consuls General, Consuls, Vice-Consuls, or Consular p,;v;;,g,, ,,¤d Agents, as well as their chancellors and secretaries, shall enjoy in the immunities. two countries all privileges, exemptions, and immunities which have [See Article been granted, or may in future be granted, to the agents of the same VU-] rank of the most favored nation. Consular officers, not being citizens of the country where they are accredited, shall enjoy, in the country of their residence, personal immunity from arrest or imprisonment except