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AUSTRIA, 1829. 23 or reexported from Austrian ports in national vessels may also be exported or_ reexported therefrom in vessels of the United `States of America, without paying other or higher duties or charges of whatever kind or denomination, levied in the name or to the profit of the Government, the local authorities, or of any private establishments whatsoever than if the same merchandise or produce had been exported or ret exported in Austrian vessels. And the same bounties and drawbacks shall be allowed, whether Bounties and such exportation or reexportation be made in vessels of the one party d*”¤W‘>¤°k¤· or of the other. Alzrtonn VII. It is expressly understood and agreed that the coastwise navigation (g,,,,,,,,,,,; ,,.,,,1,, of both the contracting parties is altogether excepted from the opera- ' tion of this treaty, and of every article thereof. Anrrorn VIII. No priority or preference shall be given, directly or indirectly, by V,,,,,,,,],, to be either of the contracting parties, nor by any company, corporation, or equally lm-ered. agent, acting on their behalf or- under their authority, in the purchase of any article of commerce, lawfully imported, on account of or in reference to the character of the vessel, whether it be of the one party or of the other, in which such article was imported, it being the true intent and meaning of the contracting parties that no distinction or difference whatever shall be made in this respect. ARTICLE IX. If either party shall hereafter grant to any other nation any particu- Favors granted lar favor in navigation or commerce, it shall immediately become com- to other nations to mon to the other party, freely, where it is freely granted to such other l’°°°“‘° °°m“‘°”· nation, or on yielding the same compensation when the grant is conditional. Anerromz X. The two contracting parties hereby reciprocally grant to each other C,,,,,,,,;,m,mm-,, the liberty of having, each in the ports of the other, Consuls, Vice-Con [Sc., mmy of suls, Agents, and Gommissaries of their own appointment, who shall 1848,pp.24-26.] enjoy the sme privileges and powers as those of the most favored nations. But if any such Consuls shall exercise commerce, they shall be subjected to the same laws and usages to which the private individuals ot' their nation are subject in the same place, in respect of their commercial transactions. ABTI(!LE XI. The citizens or subjects of each party shall have power to dispose Disposal and inof their personal goods within the jurisdiction of the other, bytesta- ;¤:;:;*¤"f§ c‘§yP°" ment, donation, or otherwise; and their representatives, being citizens [SB: t*;_`my' 0,. or subjects of the other party, shall succeed to their personal goods, 18,8, Pp_ 2_,_26_] whether by testament or all intestato, and may take possession thereof, either by themselves or by others acting for them, and dispose of the same at their will, paying such dues, taxes, or charges only as the inhabitants of the country wherein the said goods are shall be subject to pay in like cases. And in case_of the absence ot the representative, such care shall be taken of the said goods as would be taken of the goods of a native in like case, until the lawful owner may take measures for receiving them. And if any question should arise among several claimants to which of them said goods belong, the same shall be decided finally by the laws and judges of the land wherein the said goods arc. But this article shall not derogate in any manner