428 PUBLIC TREATIES. and the same bounties and drawbacks allowed, on the exportation of any articles being the growth, produce, or manufacture of the Republic of Honduras to the territories of the United States, whether such exportation shall be made in United States or in Honduras vessels. Anrrcrn VII. p,;,.;;,, g,,, of All merchants, commanders of ships, and others, citizens of the United residents. States, shall have full liberty, in all the territories of the Republic of Honduras, to manage their own adairs themselves, or to commit them to the management of whomsoever they please, as broker, factor, agent, or interpreter; nor shall they be obliged to employ any other persons in those capacities than those employed by citizens of Honduras, nor to pay them any other salary or remuneration than such as is paid in like cases by citizens of Honduras; and absolute freedom, in all cases, shall be allowed to the buyer and seller to bargain and fix the price of any goods, wares or merchandise imported into or exported from the Republic of Honduras, as they shall see good, observing the laws and established customs of the country. The same privileges shall be enjoyed in the territories of the United States by the citizens of the Republic of Honduras under the same conditions. pl-Omg t g on to The citizens of the high contracting partie shall reciprocally receive persons and prop- and enjoy full and perfect protection for their persons and property, °*'*Y~ and shall have free and open access to the courts of justice in the said countries, respectively, for the prosecution and defense of their just rights; and they shall be at liberty to employ, in all cases, the advocates, attorney , or agents of whatever description, whom they may think proper, and they shall enjoy in this respect the same rights and privileges therein as native citizens. Aarrcnn VIII. mq,,;,,,,,,,,,,, and In whatever relates to the police of the ports, the lading and unlading disposal or prop- of ships, the safety of the merchandise, goods, and effects, the succession ¤¤‘W» &¤· to personal estates by will or otherwise, and the disposal of personal property of every sort and denomination, by sale, donation, exchange, testament, or in any other manner whatsoever, as also the administration of justice, the citizens of the two high contracting parties shall reciprocally enjoy the same privileges, liberties, and rights as native citizens, and they shall not be charged in any of these respects with any higher imposts or duties than those which are paid or may be paid by native citizens; submitting, of course, to the local laws and regulations of each country respectively. umm of qs. If any citizen of either of the two high contracting parties shall die ceased persons- without will or testament in any of the territories of the other, the Gousul-General or Consul of the nation to which the deceased belonged, or the representative of such Consul-General or Consul in his absence, shall have the right to nominate curators to take charge of the property of the deceased, so far as the laws of the country will permit, for the benent of the lawful heirs and creditors of the deceased, giving proper notice of such nomination to the authorities of the country. Anrrcnn IX. Exgmptigus fpgm The citizens of the United States residing in the Republic of Hondumilitary service, ras, and the citizens of the Republic of Honduras residing in the United &°· States, shall be exempted from all compulsory military service wo·tS0- ever, either by sea or by land, and from all forced loans or military exactions or requisitions, and they shall not be compelled, under any pretext whatsoever, to pay other ordinary charges, requisitions, or taxes greater than those that are paid by native citizens of the contracting parties respectively.