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68 PUBLIC TREATIES. B O L I V I A. BOLIVIA, 1858. , END HIP, COMMERCE, AND NAVIGATION WITH - T]izE)I1iVI£FC§r§8€EiDr¥`I?IAT L3 PAZ MAY 13, 1858; RATIFICATION ADVISED BY SENATE, WITH AMENDMENT, JUNE 26, 1860; AMENDMENTS PROPOSED BY CONSTITUENT NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF BOLIVIA CONSENTED TO BY SENATE, AND TIME FOR EXCHANGE OF RATIFICATIONS EXTENDED, FEBRUARY 2, 1862; RATIFIED BY PRESIDENT FEBRUARY 17, 1862; RATI- FICATIONS EXCHANGED KT LA PAZ NOVEMBER 9, 1862; PROCLAIMED JANUARY 8, 1863. Treaty of peace, friendship, commerce, and navigation, oeliceen the United States of America and the Republic of Bolivia. Contracting par- The United States of America and the Republic of Bolivia, desiring

    • °* to make lasting and llrm the friendship and good understanding which

happily prevail between both nations, have resolved to fur, in a manner clear, distinct, and positive, the rules which shall in futureberehgnously observed between the one and the other, by means of a treaty of frrendship, commerce, and navigation. Negotiators. For this most desirable object the President of the United States of America has conferred full powers on John W. Dana, a citizen of the said States, and their Minister Resident to the said Republic; and the President of the Republic of Bolivia on the citizen Lucas Mendosa do la Tapia, Secretary of State in the Department of Exterior Relations and Public Instruction; Who, after having exchanged their said full powers in due and proper form, have agreed to the following articles: Anrrcm I. Peace and friend- There shall be a perfect, Erm, and inviolable peace and sincere friend- MP- ship between the United States of America and the Republic of Bolivia, in all the extent of their possessions and territories, and between their people and citizens respectively, without distinction of persons or places. ARTICLE II. Favors granted If either party shall hereafter grant to any other nation, its citizens

  • °°¤¤*=¤‘ ¤¤¤°¤¤*¤ or subjects, any particular favor in navigation or commerce, it shall

l’°°°“‘° "°‘”"‘°"‘ immediately become common to the other party, freely when freely granted to such other nation, or on yielding the same compensation when the grant is conditional. EXPLANATION. E_xp1¤¤atiou or As in said article it is stipulated that any special favor in navigation A¤‘¤¢l•= II- and trade granted by one of the contracting parties to any other nation, extends and is common to the other party tbrthwith, it is declared that, In what pertains to the navigation of rivers, this treaty shall only apply to concessions which the Government may authorize for navigating ilnvial streams which do not present obstructions ; that is to say, those whose navigation may be naturally plain and current without there having been need to obtain it by the employment of labor and capital;