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429 PUBLIC TREATIES. Anrrenn XXXV. Exemptions of It is also agreed that the Consuls, their secretaries, officers, and per- °°¤¤¤]¤' °*l*°°'°· sons attached to the service of Consuls, they not being citizens of the country in which the Consul resides, shall be exempt from all kinds of imposts, taxes, and contributions, except those which they shall be obliged to pay 011 account of their commerce or property, to which the citizens or inhabitants, native or foreign, of the country in which they reside, are subject; being, in everything besides, subject to the laws of the respective States. The archives and papers of the consulates shall be respected inviolably; and under no pretext whatever shall any person, magistrate, or other public authority seize or in any way interfere with them. Anrrrcnn XXXVI. Desmers from The said Consuls and Vice-Consuls shall have power to require the vessels- assistance of the authorities of the country for the arrest, detention, and custody of deserters from the ships of war and merchant vessels of their country. For this purpose they shall apply to the competent tribunals, judges, and officers, and shall, in writing, demand such deserters, proving by the exhibition of the registers of the vessels, the muster-rolls of the crews, or by any other official docu ments, that such individuals formed a part of the crews; and on this claim being substantiated, the surrender shall not be refused. Such deserters, when arrested, shall be placed at the disposal of the Consul and Vice-Consuls, and may be confined in the public prisons at the request and cost of those who shall claim them, in order to be sent to the vessels to which they belong, or to others of the same country. But if not sent back within three months, to be counted from the day of their arrest, they shall be set at liberty, and shall not again be arrested for the same cause. Anrronn XXXVII. _Consularconven- For the purpose of more eifectually protecting their commerce and

  • '°"· navigation, the two contracting parties do hereby agree, as soo11 hereafter as circumstances will permit, to form a consular convention, which

shall declare specially the powers and immunities of the Consuls and Vice-Consuls of the respective parties. Anrronn XXXVIII. lixtraditiou or It is agreed that the high contracting parties shall, on requisitions ¢***¤*¤=*·‘¤- made in their name, through the medium of their respective diplomatic agents, deliver up to justice persons who, being charged with the crimes enumerated in the following article, committed within the jurisdiction of the requiring party, shall seek an asylum or shall be found within E,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,-c,,,,,_ the territories of the other: Provided, That this shall be done only anaiity, when the fact of the commission of the crime shall be so established as to justify their apprehension and commitment for trial, if the crime had been committed in the country where the perso11s so accused shall be found; in all of which the tribunals' of said country shall proceed and decide according to their own laws. Anrxern XXXIX. igxh-;.,(1{;;0¤ Persons shall be delivered up, according to the provisions of this crimes. treaty, who shall be charged with any of the following crimes, to witr murder, (including assassination, parrieide, infanticide, and p0is0¤i¤g»)_ attempt to commit murder, piracy, rape, forgery, the counterfeiting ot money, the utterance of forged paper, arson, robbery, and embezzlement by public officers, or by persons hired or salaried, to the detriment of their employers, when these crimes are subject to infamous punishment. ‘