Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/689

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682 runnin trnnnmins. this protection, which, in consideration of humanity, the contracting parties engage to give them. ARTICLE XXVIII. Debts, &c., not Neither the debts due from individuals of the one nation to the indit° b" °°"*lS°’**°‘l· viduals of the other, nor shares nor money which they may have in public funds, nor in public or private banks, shall ever, in any event of war or of national difference, be sequestered or confiscated. Anrronn XXIX. Envoys, minis- Both the contracting parties being desirous of avoiding all inequality

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agreed, and do agree, to grant to the Envoys, Ministers, and other public agents, the same favors, immunities, and exemptions which those of the most favored nations do or shall enjoy; it being understood that whatever favors, immunities, or privileges the United States of America or the Republic of San Salvador may find it proper to give to the Ministers and public agents of any other Power, shall, by the same act, be extended to those of each of the contracting parties. Anrxcnn XXX. Consuls and Vice- To make more effectual the protection which the United States and C°¤¤¤l°· the Republic of San Salvador shall afford in future to the navigation and commerce of the citizens of each other, they agree to receive and to admit Consuls and Vice-Oonsuls in all the ports open to foreign commerce, who shall enjoy in them all the rights, prerogatives, and immunities of the Consuls and Vice-Oonsuls of the most favored nation ; each contracting party, however, remaining at liberty to except those ports and places in which the admission and residence of such Gonsuls may not seem convenient. Antrronn XXXI. Exequaturs. In order that the Consuls and Vice-Consuls of the two contracting parties may enjqr the rights, prerogatives, and immunities which belong to them by their public character, they shall, before entering on the exercise of their functions, exhibit their commission or patent in due form to the Government to which they are accredited ; and, having obtained their exequatur, they shall be held and considered as such by all the authorities, magistrates, and inhabitants in the consular district in which they reside. Ancrrcnn XXXII. Immunities of It is likewise agreed that the Consuls, their secretaries, omcers, and ¤<>¤¤¤l¤¤ <>m<‘*>¤`¤· persons attached to the service of Consuls, they not being citizens of the country in which the Consul resides, shall be exempt from all public service, and also from all kind of taxes, imposts, and contributions, except those which they shall be obliged to pay on account of commerce or their property, to which the citizens and inhabitants, native and foreign, of the country in which they reside are subject, being in every- thing besides subject to the laws of the respective States. The archives and papers of the consulates shall be respected inviolably, and under no pretext whatever shall any magistrate seize or in any way interfere with them. ‘ Anrrcnm XXXIII. Dcserters from The said Consuls shall have power to require the assistance of the vssssls- authorities of the country for the arrest, detention, and custody of deserters from the public and private vessels of their country; and for that purpose they shall address themselves to the courts, judges, and officers competent, and shall demand in writing the said deserters, proving by