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MEXICO, 1371. 513 ciprocally, if a Mexican naturalized in the United States renews his residence in Mexico without the intent to return to the United States lécamsfhsall be held to have renounced his naturalization in the United The intent not to return may be held to exist when the person natn- Intent not to rc. ralnzed in the_ one country resides in the other country more than two tumyears, but this presumption may be rebntted by evidence to the conrary. Anrrcnn V. The present convention shall go into eifectimmediatel on the exchan e Duration of n- of ran iications, and it shall remain in full force for ten years. If neithir v¤¤¢i<>¤· W of the contracting parties shall_ give notice to the other six months previonsly ot: its intentiou to terminate the same, it shall further remain in force until twelve months after either of the contracting parties shall have given notice to the other of such intention. Aurrorn VI. The present convention shall be ratified by the President of the United nauncstinns. States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereoi§ and by the President of the Mexican Republic, with the approval of the Congress of that republic, and the ratitications shall be exchanged in Washington within nine months from the date hereof. Iu faith whereof the Plenipotentiaries have signed and sealed this Signatures. convention at the city of Washington, this tenth day of July, in the year Dna, of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight. WILLIAM H. SEWARD. [L. s.] M. ROMERO. [1.. s.] MEXICO, 1871. CONVENTION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE April 19, 1871. UNITED STATES OF MEXICO, FOR EXTENSION OF THE DURATION OF ····———-——— THE JOINT COMMISSION FOR SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS, CONCLUDED AT MEXICO APRIL 19, 1811; RATIFICATION ADVISED BY SENATE DECEMBER 11, 1871; RATIFIED BY PRESIDENT DECEMBER 15, 1871; RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED AT WASHINGTON FEBRUARY 8, 1872; PROCLAIMED FEBRU- ARY e, 1872. Whereas a convention was concluded on the 4th day of July, 1868, p,,,nn,q,;,,_ between the United States of America and the United States of Mexico, [gn., couvgutign for the settlement of outstanding claims that have originated since the of 1868, pp. 509- siguiug of the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, on the 2d of February, 1848, 512-] by a mixed commission limited to endure for two years and six months from the day of the first meeting of the commissioners; and whereas doubts have arisen as to the practicability of the business of the said commission being concluded within the period assigned: The President of the United States of America and the President of _Co¤tmeti¤g parthe United States of Mexico are desirous that the time originally fixed *1*- for the duration of the said commission should be extended, and to this end have named Plenipotentiaries to agree upon the best mode of eH'ect- _ ing this object, that is tosay: The President of the United States of N¤H°*¤¤*°*¤· America, Thomas H. Nelson, accredited as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Mexican Republic; and the President of the United States of Mexico, Manuel Azpiroz, Chief Clerk and in charge of the Ministry of Foreign Relations of the United States of Mexico; who, after having presented their respective powers, and iinding them sufficient and in due form, have agreed upon the following articles: n s 1v—-33