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506 PUBLIC TREATIES. ARTICLE VIII. ROM scmss sbs The Mexican Government having on the 5th`of February, 1853, au. Isthmus of Tenn- thorized the early construction of a plank and rail road across the Isthrwwpec- mus of Tehuantepec, and, to secure the stable benefits of said transit way to the persons and merchandize of the citizens of Mexico and the United States, it is stipulated that neither Government will interpose any obstacle to the transit of persons and merchandize of both nations ; and at no time shall higher charges be made on the transit of persons and property of citizens of the United States than may be made on the persons and property of other foreign nations, nor shall any interest in said transit way, nor in the proceeds thereof, be transferred to any forei n government. Transportation gfhe United States, byits agents, shall have the right to transport across nr mails and prop- the isthmus, in closed bags, the mails of the United States not intended ‘*¤`*·Y· for distribution along the line of communication; also the effects of the United States Government and its citizens, which may be intended for transit, and not for distribution on the isthmus, free of custom—house or other charges by the Mexican Government. Neither passports nor letters of security will be required of persons crossing the isthmus and not remaining in the country. Additional port When the construction of the railroad shall be completed, the Mexiof vntry- can Government agrees to open a port of entry in addition to the port of Vera Cruz, at orsnear the terminus of said road on the Gulf of Mexico. Transportation The two Governments will enter into arrangements for the prompt of IYOUPB Md ¤¤¤- transit of troops and munitions of the United States, which that Gov- ‘““°““ "f ""’·'· ernment may have occasion to send from one part of its territory to another, lying on opposite sides of the continent. Pr<>t<=¤ti<>¤ vfthe The Mexican Government having agreed to protect with its whole “'°'k· power the prosecution, preservation. and security of the work, the United States may extend its protection as it shall judge wise to it when it may feel sanctioned and warranted by the public or international law. ARTICLE IX. Ratincntions. This treaty shall be ratified, and the respective ratiiications shall be exchanged at the city of Washington within the exact period of six months from the date of its signature, or sooner if possible. Signatures. In testimony whereof we, the Plenipotentiaries of the contracting parties, have hereunto affixed our hands and seals at Mexico, the thir- Date. tieth (30th) day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three, in the thirty-third year of the Independspce of ghe Mexican Republic, and the seventy-eighth of that of the nited tates. JAMES GADSDEN. [L. s.] MANUEL DIEZ DE BONILLA. L. s.] Jose SALAZAR YLARREGUI. {L. s.[ J. MARIANO MONTERDE. [L. s. MEXICO, 1861. Dec. 11, 1861. EXTRADITION TREATY WITH MEXICO, OONCLUDED AT MEXICO DECEM- ———-;—- BER 11, 1861; RATIFICATION ADVISED BY SENATE, WITH AMENDMENT, APRIL 9, 1862; RATIFIED BY PRESIDENT APRIL 11, 1662; RATIFICATIONS EégHANGED AT CITY OF MEXICO MAY 20, 1862; PROCLAIMED JUNE 20. Treaty between the United States of America and the United Mexican States, for the Ewtradition of Criminals. _ Contracting pur- The United States of America and the United Mexican States, having t'°“· judged it expedient, with a view to the better administration of juStl0€ and to the prevention of crime within their respective territories and