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396 PUBLIC TREATIES. Date. Done in quadruplicate at the city of Hanover, on the tenth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty- six, and in the seventieth year of the Independence of the Un1ted States of America. AXDUDLEY MANN. L. S.] GEORGE FREDERICK BARON DE FALCKE. L. s.] [For haccgssions to this treaty, under the twelfth article thereof, see names of the particu r tutes.] HANOVER, 1855. Jan. 18, 1855. EXTRADITION CONVENTION WITH .HANOVER, CONCLUDED AT LONDON —;———- JANUARY 18, 1855; RATIFICATION ADVISED BY SENATE MARCH 3, 1855; RATIFIED BY PRESIDENT MARCH 8. 1855; RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED AT LONDON APRIL 17, 1855; PROCLAIMED MAY 5, 1855. Convention for the mutual extradition of fugitioea from justice, in certain cases, concluded between the Government of the United States on the one part, and the Kingdom of Hanover on the other part. _Conmwtingpau·- The United States of America. and His Majesty the King of Hanover, tl"- actuated by an equal desire to further the administration of justice, and to prevent the commission of crime in their respective countries, taking into consideration that the increased means of communication between Europe and America facilitate the escape of offenders, and that consequently provision ought to be made in order that the ends of justice shall not be defeated, have determined to conclude an arrangement destined to regulate the course to be observed in all cases with reference to the extradition of such individuals as, having committed any of the offences hereafter enumerated in one country, shall have taken refuge within the territories of the other. The const.itution and laws of Hanover, however, not allowing the Hanovenian Government to surrender their own subjects for trial before a foreign court of justice, a strict reciprocity requires that the Government of the United States shall be held equally free from any obligation to surrender citizens of the United States. For which purposes the high contracting Powers have appointed as their Plenipotentiaries: N,,g°4;;.;.,¤_ The President of the United States, James Buchanan, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Pleuipotentiary of the United States at the Court of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; His Majesty the King of Hanover, the Count Adolphus von Kielmansegge, his Envoy Extraprélinaryfapld Bgn‘jsterfPLcng>otentiary* to Her Britannic Majesty, ran rosso e r ero the ue hs &c. &c.· Who, after reciprocal com municatiod) of, theii· respective full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed to the following articles: Aacrxonn I. For what crimes The Government of the United States and the Hanoverian Govern- 3¤*¤‘*¤l:;¤3¤ IM? b° ment promise and engage, upon mutual requisitions by them, or their °“‘“" ° ‘ Ministers, officers, or authorities, respectively made, to deliver up t0 justice all persons who, being charged with the crime of murder, or assault with intent to commit murder, or piracy, or arson, or robbery, or forgery, or the utterance of forged papers, or the fabrication or circulation of counterfeit money, whether coin or paper money, or the embezzlemeut of public moneys, committed within the jurisdiction of either party, shall seek an asylum, or shall be found within the territories of Eyitten cc of the other; provided that this shall only be done upon such evidence of °“¤"¤¤l**Y· criminality as, according to the laws of the place where the fugitive 0i' person so charged shall be found, would justify his apprehension mid commitment for trial if the crime or ollbnec had there been committed ;