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52 PUBLIC TBEATIES. ARTICLE XX. Ratificaticns. This treaty shall be ratified and the ratitications shall be exchanged at Washington within the term of six months after its date, or sooner if possible; and the treaty shall be put In execution within the term of twelve months. _ _ _ _ Signatures. ln faith whereof the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the present treaty, in duplicate, and have aiiixed thereto their seals. Date. Brussels, the tenth of November, eighteen hundred and forty-five. [L. s. THOS. G. CLEMSON. [L. S.] A. DECHAMPS. BELGIUM, 1858. July 17, 1858. , TREATY OF COMMERCE AND NAVIGATION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES ——~— OF AMERICA AND HIS MAJESTY THB KING OF THE BELGIANS, CON- CLUDED AT' WASHINGTON JULY 17, 1858; RATIFICATION ADVISED BY SENATE MARCH 8, 1859; RATIFIED BY PRESIDENT APRIL 13, 1859; RATI- §[)(§}TJIC)NS8`[%)XCHANGED AT WASHINGTON APRIL 16, 1859; PROCLAIMED _C°¤*¤*°*l¤B PW The United States of America on the one part, and His Majesty the “°°‘ King of the Belgians on the other part, wishing to regulate in a tormal manner their reciprocal relations of commerce and navigation, and further to strengthen, through the development of their interests, respectively, the bonds of iriendship and good understanding so happily established between the Governments and people of the two countries; and desiring with this view to conclude, by common agreement, a treaty establishing conditions equally advantageous to the commerce and navigation of both States, have to that eiicct appointed as their Plenipotentiaries, namely : Nvgviiewm- The President of the United States, Lewis Cass, Secretary of State of the United States; and His Majesty the King of the Belgians, Mr. Henri Bosch Spencer, decorated with the Cross of Iron, Chevalier ot' the Order of Leopold, Chevalier of the Polar Star, his Charge d’Atiaires in the United States; Who, after having communicated to each other their full powers, as certained to be in good and proper form, have agreed to and concluded the following articles: ARTICLE I. F¤*>d¤[[¤ ¤f¤$>¤¤· There shall be full and entire freedom of commerce and navigation Q:;? ‘“‘ ‘““"g“' between the inhabitants of the two countries, and the same security and protection which is enjoyed by the citizens or subjects of each country shall be guaranteed on both sides. The said inhabitants, whether established or temporarily residing within any ports, cities, or Equality of dm places whatever of the two countries, shall not, on account of their comms, merce or industry, pay any other or higher duties, taxes, or imposts than those which shall be levied on citizens or subjects of the country inwhich they may be; and the privileges, immunities, and other favors, with regard to commerce or industry, enjoyed by the citizens or subjects of one of the two States, shall be common to those of the other. ARTICLE II. _ Belgian vessels Belgian vessels, whether coming from a Bel ian or a foreign orb kings? °f U'””°‘] shall not pay, either on entering or leaving tile ports of the: Uiiited States, whateyer may be their destinat-ion, any other or higher duties of tonnage, pilotage, anchorage, buoys, light-houses, clearance, brokerage, or generally other charges whatsoever than are required from ves-