Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/400

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HANOVER, 1846. 393 States, and of their fisheries, than are or shall be payable on the like articles being the growth, produce, or manufacture of any other foreign country, or of its fisheries. No higher or other duties and charges shall be imposed in the United E¢1¤¤UW i¤ 61- States on the exportation of any articles to the Kingdom of Hanover, P°"*““°“· or in Hanover on the exportation of any articles to the United States, than such as are or shall be payable on the exportation of the like articles to any other foreign country. No prohibition shall be imposed on the importation or exportation of Equality ur pm. any articles the growth, produce, or manufacture of the Kingdom of hibitivus Hanover, or of its fisheries, or of the United States or their fisheries, from or to the ports of said Kingdom,or of the said United States, which shall not equally extend to all other Powers and States. Anrronn VH. The high contracting parties engage, mutually, not to grant any par- Favors grunted ticular favor to other nations in respect of navigation and duties of cus- *·° °°h°" ”°**°”’* °° toms, which shall not immediately become common to the other party; b°°°m° °°mm°"' who shall enjoy the same freely, if the concession was freely made, or on allowing a compensation, as near as possible, if the concession was conditionaL Aurrotn VIII. In order to augment, by all the means at its bestowal, the commercial Cotton and torelations between the United States and Germany, the Kingdom of l>¤°°°- Hanover hereby agrees to abolish the import duty on raw cotton, and [See A¤`l»i°l° XI-] also to abolish the existing transit duties upon leaves, stems, and strips of tobacco, in hogsheads or casks, raw cotton in bales or bags, whale oil in.casks or barrels, and rice in tierces or half tierces. And, further, the Kingdom of Hanover obligates itself to levy no W•=>¤¤rf¤U¤- Weser tolls on the aforementioned articles, which are destined for, or lauded in, ports or other places within its territory on the Weser; and it moreover agrees that if the States bordering upon aid river shall consent at any time. however soon, to abolish the duties which they levy and collect upon said articles destined for ports or other places within the Hanovcrian territory, the Kingdom of Hanover will readily abolish the Weser tolls upon the same articles destined for ports and places in such States. It being understood, however, that the aforesaid stipulations shall not Transit duty. bedeemed to prohibit the levying, upon the said articles, a tax sufficient for defraying the expense of maintaining the regulation respecting transit goods. But in no case shall such tax exceed eight ptenni gs Hanoverian currency (two cents United States currency) for one hundred pounds Hanoverian weight, (one hundred and four pounds United States weight.) Am·1o1.u IX. The high contracting parties grant to each other the liberty of having, Consular Gmac", each in the ports of the other, Consuls, Vice-Consuls, commercial agents. and vice-commercial agents of their own appointment, who shall enjoy the same privileges and powers as those of the most favored nations ; but if any of the said Consuls shall carry on trade, they shall be subjected to the same laws and usages to which private individuals of their nation are subjected in the same place. The Consuls, Vice Consuls, commercial and vice-commercial agents Settlement or shall have the right as such to sit as judges and arbitrators, in such <l¤¤P¤¤>¤ 3****69** diferences as may arise between the masters and crews of the vessels "‘““°°"“ '“ °'°"° belonging to the nation whose interests are committed to their charge, without the interference of the local authorities, unless the conduct of the crews or of the captain should disturb the order or tranquillity of the country, or the said Consuls, Vice-Consuls,commercial agents, or