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NETHERLANDS, 1855. 549 ARTICLE XI I. The Consuls General, Consuls, and Vice-Consuls have, in that capacity S et ti e ment of in so far as the laws of the United States of America allow it, the right td di°P“°°¤ b*’°“’°°¤ be named arbiters in the differences which may arise between the masters mam" Md °"w°‘ and the crews of the vessels belonging to the United States, and this without the interference of the local authorities, unless the conduct of the crew or of the captain should have been such as to disturb the order and tranquillity of the country, or that the Consuls-General, Consuls, or Vice-Consuls, should request the assistance of the said authorities, in order to carry out their decisionsor to maintain their authority. It is understood, however, that this decision or special, arbitrament is not to deprive, on their return, the parties in litigation of the right of appeal to the judiciary authorities of their own country. Am·1cLn. XIII. The Consuls-General, Consuls, and Vice—Consuls, who are not subjects E nm ptious of of the Netherlands, who, at the time of their appointment, are not cs- °°”““l’“ °m°°’“· tablished as residents in the Kingdom of the Netherlands or its colonies, and who do not exercise any calling, profession, or trade, besides their consular functions, are, in so far as in the United States the same privileges are granted to the Gonsuls General, Oonsuls,~and Vice-Consuls of the Netherlands, exempt from military billetings, from personal taxation, and, moreover, from all public or municipal taxes which are considered of a personal character, so that this exemption shal[l] nevler extend to custom-house duties or other taxes, whether indirect or rea . _ The Consuls-General, Consuls, and Vice-Consuls, who are not natives or recognized subjects of the Netherlands, but who may exercise conjointly with their consular functions any profession or trade whatever, are obliged to fulfill duties, and pay taxes and contributions, like all Dutch subjects and other inhabitants. Consuls-General, Consuls, and Vice·Consuls, subjects of the Netherlands, but to whom it has been accorded to exercise consular functions conferred by the Government of the United States of America, are obliged to fulfill duties, and pay taxes and contributions, like all Dutch subjects and other inhabitants. Aarrom XIV. The Consuls-General, Consuls, and Vice-Consuls of the United States Further privishall enjoy all such other privileges, exemptions, and immunities, in **8**- the colonies of the Netherlands, as may at any future time be granted to the agents of the same rank of the most favored nations. Amircrn XV. The present convention shall remain in force for the space of five D;i¤m¤¤ ¤f <=°¤· years from the day of the exchange of the ratiiicatioixs, which shall '°E,_;§',;m,0¤s_ take place within the delay of twelve months, or sooner if possible. In case neither of the contracting parties gives notice twelve months before the expiration of the said period of five years, of its intention not to renew this convention, it shall remain in force a year longer, and so on from year to year, until the expiration of a year from the day on which one of the parties shall give such notice. _ _ _ In witness whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the Signaturespresent convention, and have ailixed thereto the seals of their arms. Done at the Hague this twenty-second day of January, in the year of Date. our Lord one thousand eight hundred and {·it'ty-five. AUGUST BELMONT. [L. s., VAN HALL. L. s. C. F. PAHUD. [L. s.