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PERUBOLIVIA, 1836. 609 to the Government to which they are accredited ; and, havin received their exeqnatur, they shall be held and considered as such Cgnsuls and Vice-Consuls by all the authorities, magistrates, and inhabitants in the consular district in which they reside. Anrrcnn XXVII. It is likewise agreed that the Consul , Vice·Consuls, their secretaries, Immnuitiw vf officers, and persons attached to their service, (they not being citizens °°"'“]“' °m°°"· of the country in which the Consul or Vice-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, and from which the citizens of their respective country, resident in the other, are not exempt, in virtue of the stipulations contained in this treaty; they being, in every thing besides, subject to the laws of the respective States. The archives and Inviolabillty or papers of the consulates shall be respected inviolably, and under no ¤¤‘¤hiV¤¤- pretext whatever shall any magistrate or other person seize or in any way interfere with them. Am·rc1.¤ XXVIII. The said Consuls and Vice-Consuls shall have power to require the Deserters from assistance of the authorities of the country for the arrest, detention, v•=¤¤•=¤¤ and custody of deserters from the public and private vessels of their country; and for this purpose they shall address themselves to -the courts, judges, or officers competent, and shall demand the said deserters in writing, proving, by an exhibition of the ship’s roll or other public document, that the men so demanded are part of the crew of the vessel from which it is alleged they have deserted; and on this demand, so proved, (saving, however, when the contrary is more conclusively proved,) the delivery shall not be refused. Such deserters, when arrested, shall be put at the disposal of the said Consuls or Vice-Consnls, and may be put in the public prisons, at the request and expense of those who reclaim them, to be sent to the ships to which they belong, or to others of the same nation; but if they should not be so sent within two months, to be counted from the day of their arrest, they shall be set at liberty, and shall be no more arrested for the same cause. Aiztrrcnn XXIX. For the purpose of more eifectually protecting their commerce and Consular connavigation, the two contracting partiesdo hereby agree to form, as soon '°“**°¤· hereafter as may be mutually convenient, a consular convention, which shall declare, specially, the powers and immunities of the Consuls and Vice-Consuls of the respective parties. Anrrcnn XXX. The United States of America, and the Peru·B0livian Confederation, desiring to make as durable as circumstances will permit the relations which are established between the two parties in virtue of this treaty, or general convention of peace, friendship, commerce, and navigation, have declared solemnly, and do agree, as follows: lst. The present treaty shall bein force for twelve years from the day D¤nti¤¤ of of the exchange of the ratiiications thereof; and, further, nnt1l_ the *"°°·*Y· cud of one year after either of the contracting parties shall have given notice to the other of its intention to terminate the same, each of them reserving to itself the right of giving such notice to the other, at the end of said term of twelve years. And it is hereby agreed between the parties that, on the expiration of one year after such notice shall have been received by either of them from the other, as above mentioned, a s Iv-—39