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NEW GRANADA, 1846. 557 Aurora XXIX. _ Both the contracting parties being desirous of avoiding all inequality Euvoys, minin relation to their public communications and official intercourse, have i°*°'°»&°· agreed, and do agree, to grant to the envoys, ministers, and other public agents the same favors, immunities, and exemptions which those of the most favored nations do or shall enjoy; it being understood that whatever favors, immunities, or privileges the United States of America or the Republic of New Granada may tind it proper to give to the ministers and public agents of any other power, shall by the same act be extended to those of each of the contracting parties. Aucriomr. XXX. To make more effectual the protection which. the United States and .C°“ ““1“ ““d the Republic of New Granada shall afford in future to the navigation v1°°`°°uSu1S' and commerce of the citizens of each other, they agree to receive and admit Uonsuls and Vice-Consuls in all the ports open to foreign commerce, who shall enjoy in them all the rights, prerogatives, and immunities of the Uonsuls and Vice-Consuls of the most favored nation; each contracting party, however, remaining at liberty to except those ports and places in which the admission and residence of such Gonsuls may not seem convenient. Aarrotn XXXI. In order that the Consuls and Vice~Consuls of the two contracting E¤¤<1¤¤¤¤f¤· parties may enjoy the rights, prerogatives, and immunities which belong to them by their public character, they shall, before entering on the exercise of their functions, exhibit their commission or patent in due form to the Government to which they are accredited ; and having obtained their exequatur, they shall be held and considered as such by all the authorities, magistrates, and inhabitants in the consular district in which they reside. Anrrcnn XXXII. It is likewise agreed that the Consuls, their secretaries, officers, and Exemptions or persons attached to the service of Consuls, they not being citizens of °°¤S¤l¤Y °m°°*`¤· the country in which the Consul resides, shall be exempt from all public service; and also from all kinds of taxes, imposts, and contributions, except those which they shall be obliged to pay on account of commerce or their property, to which the citizens and inhabitants, native and foreign, of the country in which they reside are subject, being in every- thing besides subject to the laws of the respective States. The archives and papers of the consulates shall be respected inviolably, and under no pretext whatever shall any magistrate seize or in any way mterfere with them. Anzrromr. XXXIII. The said Consuls shall have power to require the assistance of the D¤¤<>rt¤r¤ from authorities of the country tbr the arrest, detention, and custody of de- ""““l“· serters from the public and private vessels of their country; and for that purpose they shall address themselves to the courts, judges, and officers competent, and shall demand in writing the said deserters, proving, by an exhibition of the registers of the vessels or shipjs roll or other public documents, that those men were part of the said crews; and on this demand so proved, (saving, however, where the contrary IS proved by other testimonies,) the delivery shall not be refused, Such deserters, when arrested, shall be put at the disposal of the said Consuls, and may be put in the public prisons at the request and expense