Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/538

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NASSAU, 1846. 531 N A S S A U . {As s result of the war of 1866, Nassau lost its independence and was absorbed in the Kingdom of Prussia.] NASSAU, 1846. CONVENTION WI’I‘H NASSAU FOR THE AB . _ D’AUBA1NE, &c., CONCLUDED AT BERLIN M?AIiPab*?lis4<§ZFRAr'1bi]E‘10R¥i)(;N é;D\;gs$i;:1)€grT1s£_%ii:I§¥§1OiIJgJL]glX21, 1846; RATIFIED BY PRESIDENII JULY . ; CHANGED A~ — - PROCLAIMED JANUARY 6, 1847. T MARLIN OLTOBLR 1S' 1846’ Convention for the mutual abolition of the droit dhzubaine and taxes on emigration between the United States of America and His Royal Hayle ness the Duke of Nassau. The United States of America and His Royal Highness the Duke of Contracting pur- Nassau,_having resolved, for the advantage of their respective citizens *i°¤· and subjects, to conclude a convention for the mutual abolition of the droit d’aubaine and taxes on emigration, have named for this purpose their respective Plenipoten tiaries, namely: The President of the United States of America has conferred full Negotiatoi-s. powers on Henry Wheaton, their Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at the Royal Court of Prussia, and His Royal Highness the Duke of Nassau upon his Minister Resident at the Royal Court of Prussia, Colonel and Chamberlain, Otto Wilhelm Carl von Roeder, comthur of the lst class of the Ducal Order of Henry the Lion, etc., etc.; Who, after having exchanged their said full powers, found in due and proper form, have agreed to and signed the following articles: Anrronn I. Every kind of droit d’aubaine, droit de retraite, and droit de détrac- Dmit qmubssue, tion or tax on emigration is hereby and shall remain abolished between &°·· "·*’°h“h°d· the two contracting parties, their States, citizens, and subjects, respectively. Anrrcnn II. Where, on the death of any person holding real property within the Heirs to real territories of one party, such real property would, by the laws of the P1‘<>P<·¤¤y· land, descend on a citizen or subject of the other, were he not disqualified by alienageq such citizen or subject shall be allowed a term of two years to sell the same-which term may be reasonably prolonged according to circumstances-and to withdraw the proceeds thereof without molestation, and exempt from all duties of detraction. Anrrcnn III. The citizens or subjects of each of the contracting parties shall have Disposal ima inpower to dispose of their personal property, within the States of the h¤¤t¤¤<=¤ _<>f rerother, by testament, donation, or otherwise, and their heirs, legatees, “°“‘* P’°P°“’Y· and donees, being citizens or subjects of the other contracting party, shall succeed to their said personal property, and may take possession thereof, either by‘themselves, or by others acting for them, and dispose of the same at their pleasure, paying such duties only as the inhabitants of the country where the said property lies shall be liable to pay in like cases.