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62 PUBIIIC TREATIES. Anrrotn 1I. Ofcvscswmmit- Citizens of either contracting party, in case of their return to their Wl !>¤*`°*° ¤¤*¤’¤I· original conntry, can be prosecuted there for crimes or misdemeanors mm°°' committed before naturalization, saving to them such limitations as are established by the laws of their original country. Aarrcm III. 9l>liz¤ ti <{¤ ¤f N aturalized citizens of either contracting party who shall have resided "““*‘“'Y °°"'°°· five years in the country which has naturalized_ them cannot be held to the obligation of military service in their original country, or to incidental obligation resulting therefrom, in the event of their return to it, except in cases of desertion from organized and embodied military or naval service, or those that may beassimilated thereto by the laws of that country. Anrrcm IV. _ Recovery cfprig- Citizens of the United States naturalized in Belgium shall be consid-

    • 1** °‘**”°¤°*“P· ered by Belgium as citizens of the United States when they shall have

recovered their character as citizens of the United States, according to the laws of the United States. Reciprocally, Belgians naturalized in the United States shall be considered as Belgians by the United Sta_tes when they shall have recovered their character as Belgians according to the laws of Belgium. Aarrcnn V. D¤F¤*i<>¤ of °°¤· The present convention shall enter into execution immediately after "°"°‘°“· the exchange of ratiiications, and shall remain in force lor ten years. If, at the expiration of that period, neither of the contracting parties shall have given notice six months in advance of its intention to terminate the same, it shall continue in force until the end of twelve months after one of the contracting parties shall have given notice to the other of such intention. ARTICLE VI. R¤fifi¤¤¢i¤¤¤· 'llhe present convention shall be ratified by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and by His Majesty the King of the Belgians, with the consent of Parliament; and the ratiiications shall be exchanged at Brussels within twelve months from the date hereof, or sooner if possible. Signatures- In witness whereof the respective Plenipoteutiaries have signed the same, and adixed thereto their seals. Date. Made in duplicate at Brussels, the sixteenth of November, one thousand and eight hundred and sixty-eight. [1.. S.] H. S. SANFORD. L. S. J ULES VANDER STICHELEN. BELGIUM, 1868. Dec. 5, 1868. CONSULAR CONVENTION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA —————— AND HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF THE BELGIANS, CONCLUDED AT BRUS- SELS DECEMBER 5, 1868; RATIFICATICN ADVISED BY SENATE APRIL 12, 1869; RATIFIED BY PRESIDENT APRIL 18, wsa; RATIFICATICNS EX- CHANGED AT BRUSSELS JULY 8, 1869 ; EXCHANGE OF RATIFICATIONS CBCNSENTED TO BY SENATE MARCH 2, 1870; PROCLAIMED MARCH 1, I . Iiontructing pur- The President of the United States of America and His Majesty the

  • '°“· Bing o_f the Belgians, recognizing the utility of defining the rights, privileges, and 1mm11i1lb10S of consular officers in the two countries, deem it