Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/576

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NICARAGUA, 1867. 569 laws of the country will permit, for the benefit of the lawful heirs and creditors of the deceased, giving proper notice of such nomination to the authorities of the country. Aarrcnn IX. 1. The citizens of the United States residing in Nicaragua, or the cit- Intermarriege. izens of Nicaragua residing in the United States, may intermarry with the natives of the country; hold and possess, by purchase, marriage, or p,,,,,,,,,,,,,, of descent, any estate, real or personal, without thereby changing their property. national character, subject to the laws which now exist or may be enacted in this respect. 2. The citizens of the United States residents in the Republic of Nic- Exemption from aragua, and the citizens of Nicaragua residents in the United States, mmm! ¤°"l°°» shall be exempted from all forced or compulsory military_service what- &°‘ soever, by land or sea; from all contributions of war, military exactions, forced loans in time·of war ; but they shall be obliged, in the same manner as the citizens of each nation, to pay lawful taxes, municipal and other modes of imposts, and ordinary charges, loans, and contributions in time of peace, (as the citizens of the country are liable,) in just proportion to the property owned. 3. Nor shall the property of either, of any kind, be taken for any pub- Pm tty not to lic object without full and just compensation to be paid in advance; b¤ *¤m¤ _Wi¤!¤¤¤¤ and OOIXIPCDBBUOD . 4. The citizens of the two high contracting parties shall have the Freedom ettnivunlimited right to go to any part of the territories of the other, and in ¤i Md i¤t<=¤¤>¤r¤<>· all case enjoy the 'same security as the natives of the country where they reside, with the condition that they duly observe the laws and ordinances. Anrromr X. It shall be free for each of the two high contracting parties to appoint Consul;. Consuls for the protection of trade, to reside in any of the territories of the other party. But before any Consul shall act as such, he shall, in the usual tbrm, be approved and admitted by the Government to which he is sent; and either of the high contracting parties may except from the residence of Consuls such particular places as they judge at to be excepted. The Diplomatic Agents of Nicaragua and Consuls shall enjoy in the Privileges of uiterritories of the United States whatever privileges, exemptions, and Pl°¤¤¤¤•> ¤8¤¤*¤ immunities are or shall be allowed to the agents of the same rank ““° °°"““1“‘ belonging to the most favored nations; and in the like manner the Diplomatic Agents and Consuls of the United States in Nicaragua shall enjoy, according to the strictest reciprocity, whatever privileges, exemptions, and immunities are or may be granted in the Republic of Nicaragua to the Diplomatic Agents and Consuls of the most favored nations. Aimcrn XI. For the better security of commerce between the citizens of the United Rich? of rul- States and the citizens of Nicaragua, it is agreed, that if at any time ‘:::_“ ‘“ °““° °f any interruption of friendly intercourse, or any rupture, should nnfor- ’ tunately take place between the two high contracting parties, the citizens of either, who may be within the territories of the other, shall, if residing on the coast, be allowed six months, and if in the interior,. a whole year, to wind up their account , and dispose of their property; and a safe-conduct shall be given to them to embark at any port they themselves may select. Even in case of rupture, all such citizens of either of the high contracting parties, who are established in any of the territories of the other, in trade or other employment, shall have the privilege of remaining and of continuing such trade or employment, without any manner of interruption, in the full enjoyment ot liberty