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MADAGASCAR, 1867. 465 _ Should the Queen, however, require the services of such labourers or [See ¤¤rrl¤¤¤¤¤- rfthey should desire, on their 0Wll account, to leave, they shall be at lib- ““`Y“’“°l°·P· 4%] erty to do so, and be paid up to the time of leaving, on giving previous notice. ‘ Contracts for renting or leasing land or houses or hirin la r . be executed by deeds signed before the U. S. Consul and tghe iZ.Z`2.i'?S€iI€$i com ms ities. They also shall be permitted to trade or pass with idieir merchan— Trade. disc through all parts of Madagascar which are under the controle of a Governor, duly appointed by Her Majesty, with the exception of Ambohimanga, Ambohimanambola, and Amparafaravato, which places foreigners are not permitted to enter, and, in fact, be entitled to all privileges of comerce granted to other favoured nations. The subjects of Her Majesty the Queen of Madagascar shall enjoy the same privileges in the U. S. of America. III. Comerce between the people of America and Madagascar shall be Commerce. perfectly free, with all the privileges under which the most favoured nations are new or may hereafter be trading. Citizens of America shall, puma_ however, pay a duty, not exceeding ten per cent. on both exports and imports in Madagascar, to be regulated by a tariff mutually agreed upon, with the following exceptions : Munition of war, to be imported only by the Queen of Madagascar into her dominions, or by her order. Prohibited from export by the laws of Madagascar are munition of war, timber, and cows. No other duties, such as tonnage, pilotage, quarantine, lighthouse dues. shall be imposed in ports of either country on the vessels of the other to which national vessels or vessels of the most favoured nations shall not equally be liable. Ports of Madagascar, where there is no military station under the con- Ports. trole of a Governor, must not be entered by U. S. vessels. IV. Each contracting party may appoint consuls, to reside in the domin- Cousins. ions of each other, who shall enjoy all privileges granted to consuls of the most favoured nations, to be witness of the good relationship existing between both nations and to regulate and protect commerce. V. Citizens of the U. S. who enter Madagascar, and subjects of Her Maj- Rights of rc s i . esty the Queen of Madagascar, while sojourning in America, are subject 60****** to the laws of trade and comerce in the respective countries. In regard to civil rights, however, whether of person or property, of American citizens, or in cases of criminal offences, they shall be under the exclusive civil and criminal jurisdiction of their own consul only, duly invested with the necessary powers. _ _ _ But should any American citizen be guilty of aserious criminal offence 1;,,,,,,,;,,,,0,,,, {O, against the laws of Madagascar, he shall be liable to banishment from crime. the country. _ _ _ _ All disputes and differences arising within the domimons of Her Ma]- s e tt 1 einem of csty between the citizens of the U. S. and subjects of Madagascar shall <l¤¤1>¤w¤- be decided before the U S. Consul and an officer duly authorized by Her Majesty’s Government, who shall afford mutual assistance and every facility to each other in recovering debts. VI. No American vessel shall have communication with the shore before Prat iqu e mul receiving pratique from the local authorities of Madagascar, nor shall i¤¤~¤¤D<>f*¤· any subject of Her Majesty the Queen be permitted to embark on board an American vessel without a passport from Her Majcsty’s Government. 1:. s IV-30