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596 PUBLIC TREATIES. Aizcrrcmz. IX. Privil¤g¤¤¤f1‘¤¤- _All merchants, commanders of ships, and others, the citizens of each i**°“*“· country, respectively, shall have full liberty, in all the territories of the other, to manage their own affairs themselves, or to commit them to the management of whomsoever they please, as agent, broker, factor, or interpreter; and they shall not be obliged to employ any other person than those employed by natives, nor to pay to such persons as they shall think tit to employ any higher salary or remuneration than such as is paid in like cases by natives. _ _ _ The citizens of the United States of America in the territories ot Paraguay, and the citizens of Paraguay in the United States of America, shall enjoy the same full liberty which is now or may hereafter be enjoyed by natives of each country, respectively, to buy from and sell to whom they like all articles of lawful commerce, and to hx the prices thereof as they shall see good, without being ailected by any monopoly, contract, or exclusive privilege of sale or purchase, subject, however, to the general ordinary contributions or imposts established by law,. _ Access to courts. The citizens of either of the two contracting parties in the territories of the other shall enjoy full and perfect protection for their persons and property, and shall have free and open access to the courts of justice for the prosecution and defence of their just rights; they shall enjoy, in this respect, the same rights and privileges as native citizens; and they shall be at liberty to employ, in all causes, the advocates, attorneys, or agents, of whatever description, whom they may think proper. Asrrcnn X. Personal proper- In whatever relates to the police of the ports, the lading or unlading ty, &c. of ships, the warehousing and safety of merchandise, goods, and effects, the succession to personal estates by will or otherwise, and the disposal of personal property of every sort and denomination by sale, donation, exchange, or testament. or in any other manner whatsoever, as also with regard to the administration of justice, the citizens of each contracting party shall enjoy, in the territories of the other, the same privileges, liberties, and rights as native citizens, and shall not be charged, in any of these respects, with any other or higher imposts or duties than those which are or may be paid by native citizens, subject always to the local laws and regulations of such territories. · Estates of mi- In the event of any citizen of either of the two_contracting parties ¤<~>¤¤ dying i¤¤<>¤- dying without will or testament in the territory of the other contracting “"‘°· party, the Consul-General, Consul, or Vice-Consul, of the nation to which the deceased may belong, or, in his absence, the representative of such Consul-General, Consul, or Vice-Consul, shall, so ’far as the laws of each country will permit, take charge of the property which the deceased may have left, for the benetit of his lawful heirs and creditors, until an executor or administrator be named by the said Consul-General, Consul, or Vice-Consul, or his representative. Ambion: XI. _ Compulsory mil- The citizens of the United States of America residing in the territories

          • 5* ¤°'“°°· of the Republic of Paraguay, and the citizens of the Republic of Paraguay residing in the United States of America, shall be exempted from

all compulsory military service whatsoever, whether by sea or land, and from all forced loans or military exactions or requisitions; and they shall not be compelled to pay any charges, requisition, or taxes other or higher than those that are or may be paid by native citizens. ARTICLE XII. Consuls. It shall be free for each of the two contracting parties to appoint Consuls for the protection of trade, to reside in the territories of the other party; but before any Consul shall actas such he shall, in the usual