Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/608

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PERSIA, 1856. 601 Amrrctn VII. For the protection of their citizens or subjects, and their commerce Diplomatic ri-: #1 respectively, and in order to facilitate good and equitable relations be- °°“S"1“' °m°°"· tween the citizens and subjects of the two countries, the two high contracting parties reserve the right to maintain a Diplomatic Agent at either seat of government, and to name each three Consuls in either country; those of the United States shall reside at Teheran, Bender, Bnshir, and Tauris; those of Persia, at Washington, New York, and New Orleans. The Consuls of the high contracting parties shall reciprocally enjoy Privilegesof conin the territories of the other, where their residences shall be estab- °“l“· lished, the respect, priviled ges, and immunities granted in either country to the Consuls of the most favored nation. The Diplomatic Agent or Consuls of the United States shall not protect, secretly or publicly, the subjects of the Persian Government, and they shall never suffer a departure from the principles here laid down and agreed to by mutual consent. And it is further understood, that if any of those Consuls shall engage in trade, they shall be subjected to the same laws and usages to which private individuals of their nation engaged in commercial pursuits in the same place are subjected. . And it is also understood by the high contracting parties, that the Diplomatic and Consular Agents of the United States shall not employ a greater number of domestics than is allowed by treaty to those of Russia residing in Persia. Amrrcrm VIII. And the high contracting parties agree that the present treaty of D¤r¤·¤i<>¤ of friendship and commerce, cemented by the sincere good feeling and the *"°“*Y· confidence which exists between the Governments of the United States ` and Persia, shall be in force for the term of ten years from the exchange of its ratification ; and if, before the expiration of the iirst ten years, neither of the high contracting parties shall have announced, by official notification to the other, its intention to arrest the operation of said treaty, it shall remain binding for one year beyond that time, and so on until the expiration of twelve months, which will follow a similar notification, whatever the time may be at which it may take place; and the Plenipotentiaries of the two high contracting parties further agree _ _ , to exchange the ratilications of their respective governments at Constan- R¤¤6¤¤¤°¤¤· tinople in the space of six months, or earlier if practicable. In faith of which the respective Plenipotentiaries of the two high con- Signatures. tracting parties have signed the present treaty, and have attached their seals to it. Done in duplicate in Persian and English, the thirteenth day of Decem- D860- ber, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six, and of the Hijéreh the fifteenth day of the moon of Rebiul Sany one thousand two hundred and seventy-three, at Constantinople. CARROLL SPENCE. {L. sj EMIN UL MOLK FARRUKH KHAN. L. s.