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412 PUBLIC TREATIES. H A Y T I. HAYTI, 1864. N0v.3, 1864. TREATY OF AMITY, COMMERCE, AND NAVIGATION, AND FOR THE EXTRA- -—-——————— DI'l‘ION OF FUGITIVE CRIMINALS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE REPUBLIC OF HAYTI, CONCLUDED AT PORT AU PRINCE NOVEMBER 3, 1864; RATIFICATION ADVISED BY SENATE JANU- ARY 17 1865; RATIFIED BY PRESIDENT MAY 18, 1865; RATLFICATIONS EXCHARGED AT WASHINGTON MAY 2-2, 1865; PROCLAIMED JULY 6, 1866. Contracting par- The United States of America and the Republic of Hayti, desiring te W- make lasting and firm the friendship and good understanding which happily prevail between both nations, and to place their commercial relations upon the most liberal basis, have resolved to iix, in a manner clear, distinct, and positive, the rules which shall, in future, be religiously observed between the one and the other, by means of a treaty of amity, commerce, and navigation, and for the extradition of fugitive criminals. For this purpose they have appointed as their Plenipotentiaries, to wit: Negotiators. The President of the United States, Benjamin F. Whidden, Commissioner and Consul General of the United States to the Republic of Hayti; and the President of Hayti, Boyer Bazelais, Chef d’Escadron, his Aide-de-Camp and Secretary; Who, after a reciprocal communication of their respective full powers, found in due and proper form, have agreed to the following articles: Anxrrcnm I. 1§•¤w¤an<1fric¤d— There shall be a perfect, firm, and inviolable peace and sincere friend- ¤h'P· ship between the United States of America and the Republic of Hayti, in all the extent of their possessions and territories, and between their people and citizens, respectively, without distinction of persons ‘or p aces. Amrrom II. Favors The United States of America and the Republic of Hayti, desiring to

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"°°°"‘° °°"““°“· means of a policy frank and equally friendly with all, agree that any favor, exemption, privilege, or immunity whatever, in matters of commerce or navigation, which either of them has granted, or may hereafter grant, to the citizens or subjects of any other Government, nation, or State, shall extend, in identity of cases and circumstances, to the citizens of the other contracting party; gratuitously, if the concession in favor of that other Government, nation, or State shall have been gratuitous; or in return for an equivalent compensation, if the concession shall have been conditional. ARTICLE III. Rights of msi- If by any fatality (which cannot be expected, and which God forbid) dents in case of the two nations should become involved in war, one with the other, the W'- term of six months after the declaration thereof shall be allowed to tho merchants and other citizens and inhabitants respectively, on each side, during which time they shall be at liberty to withdraw themselves, with their effects and movables, which they shall have the right to carry away,