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MEXICO, Isss. 503 ARTICLES REFERRED TO IN THE FIFTEENTH ARTICLE OF THE PRECED- [See A r t i c I o ING TREATY. XV.] First and jlfth articles of the unmti/led convention between the United States U¤!¤‘=¤*lll¤¤ ¤<·=·· and the Mexican Republic of the 20th November, 1843. "°“‘“"" ARTICLE I. All claims of citizens of the Mexican Republic against the Govern- [§§Q’,f’:i§‘]‘f" ment. of the United States which shall be presented in the manner and pp} ,r,,°Q“,i8·_[)] time hereinafter expressed, and all claims of citizens of the United ’ ’ States against the Govern ment of the Mexican Republic, which, for whatever cause, were not submitted to, nor considered, nor finally decided by, the commission, nor by the arbiter appointed by the convention of 1839, and which shall be presented in the manner and time hereinafter specified, shall be referred to four commissioners, who shall form a board, and shall be appointed in the following manner, that is to say: Two commissioners shall be appointed by the President of the Mexican Republic, and the other two by the President of the United States, with the approbation and consent of the Senate. The said commissioners, thus appointed, shall, in presence of each other, take an oath to examine and decide impartially the claims submitted to them, and which may lawfully be considered, according to the proofs which shall be presented, the principles of right and justice, the law of nations, and the treaties between the two republics. ARTICLE V. All claims of citizens of the United States against the Government of Vf,S°2 n‘§f°‘Q‘}lE { the Mexican Republic, which were considered by the commissioners, and m,,,}, of 18;,9, ,,,,f referred to the umpire appointed under the convention of the eleventh 488, 489.] April, 1839, and which were not decided by him, shall be referred to, and decided by, the umpire to be appointed, as provided by this convention, on the points submitted to the umpire under the late convention, and his decision shall be final and conclusive. It is also agreed, that if the respective commissioners shall deem it expedient, they may submit to the said arbiter new arguments upon the said claims. MEXICO, 1853. TREATY or LIMITS, ISTHMUS TRANSIT, &¤., BETWEEN ran omrnn Dec- 3°·l8~'*3· STATES OF AMERICA AND THE REPUBLIC OF MEXICO, CONCLUDED AT TT MEXICO DECEMBER 30, 1853; RATIFICATION ADVISED BY SENATE, WITH AMENDMENTS, APRIL 25, IB54; RATIFIED BY PRESIDENT JUNE 29, 1854; RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED AT WASHINGTON JUNE 30, 1854; PRO- CLAIMED JUNE 30, 1854. In the name of Almighty God. _ The Republic of Mexico and the United States of America, desiring t,C°“““°““¥ P'"' to remove every cause of disagreement which might interfere in any °°‘ manner with the better friendship and intercourse between the two countries, and especially in respect to the true limits which should be established, when, notwithstanding what was covenanted in the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in the year 1848, opposite interpretations have been urged, which might give occasion to questions of serious moment: To avoid these, and to strengthen and more firmly maintain the peace which happily prevails between the two republics, the President of the United States has, for this purpose, appointed James Gadsden, Envoy No mms Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the same near the Mexi- g° ' can Government, and the President of Mexico has appointed as Plenipotentiary “ad hoc" his excellency Don Manuel Diez de Bonilla, cavalier grand cross of the national and distinguished order of Guadalupe, and Secretary of State and of the ofliee of Foreign Relations, and Don J osé