Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/755

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748 PUBLIC TREATIES. ARTICLE III. D u ra tion of The present convention shall be in force for the term of twelve years ¤¤¤V<>¤¤i¤¤· from the date hereof; and further, until the end of twelve months after the Government of the United States on the one part, or_ that of the Swiss Confederation on the other, shall have given notice of its Intention of terminating the same. Ratmcaticns. This convention shall be ratified, and the ratilications shall be exchanged at Washington, within twelve months after its date, or sooner if possible. Signatures. In faith whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the present convention, and have thereunto ailixed their seals. Date, Done at Washington, this eighteenthday of May, A. D. 1847, and of the Independence of the United States the seventyiirst. JAMES BUCHANAN. [L. s. ANT. CHS. CAZENOVE. [L. s. SWISS CONFEDERATION, 1850. NOW 25, gg5g_ CONVENTION OF FRIENDSHIP, COMMERCE, AND EXTRADITION BETWEEN A THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE SWISS CONFEDERATION, Stliftf‘°ti’TtlTl%l*i§ét‘il’l%l£“llil§c€·Fi" ‘l“"tt"EJ-i°t»‘?&"I§°l§‘Y"l»”V‘S‘”‘i£Y , I , , S5 ; RESID ‘ T MARCH 12, 1851; RATIFICATION AGAIN ADVISED BY SENATE, WITH AMENDMENT, MAY 29, 1854; RATIFIED FINALLY BY PRESIDENT NOVEM- BER 6, IS55; RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED AT WASHINGTON NOVEMBER 8, 1855; PROCLAIMED NOVEMBER 9, 1855. {Contracting par- The United States of America and the Swiss Confederation, equally ‘°“· animated by the_desire to preserve and to draw more closely the bonds ot friendship which so happily exist between the two Republics, as well as to augment, by all the means at their disposal, the commercial intercourse of their respective citizens, have mutually resolved to conclude a general convention of friendship, reciprocal establishments, commerce, and for the surrender of fugitive criminals. For this purpose thev have _ appointed as their Plenipotentiaries, to wit: v N¤g¤l¤¤¤¢•>¤¤· The President of the United States, A. Dudley Mann, Special Agent ot the United States on a mission to the Swiss Confederation ; and the Swiss Federal Council, Henry Druey, President of the Swiss Confederation, Director of the Political Department, and Frederick Frey-Hérosee, gnne(;1x(l:terrf>(flt;1e Federal Council, Director of the Department of Commerce Who after, a communication of their res f e f ll h agreed ’to the following articles: pw W u powem M6 Anrroma I. Reciprocal equal- The citizens of the United States of A· Ii ll? °f °"'“”“· Switzerland shall be admitted and treated $[:2.nL; fidldtingjgfcigéiggcgl equality In the two countries, where such admission and treatment shall not conflict with the constitutional or legal provisions as _ l well federal as State and cantonal, of the contracting parties. Pri vnlcgcs The citizens of the United States and the citizens of Switzerland z¤»¤¤¤d· as well as themembers of their families, subject to the constitutional and legal provisions aforesaid, and yielding obedience to the laws iregulations, and usages of the country wherein thev reside shall ,be at liberty to come, go, sojourn temporarily domiciliate or establish themselves permanently, the former in the Cantons of the Swiss Confederation, the Swiss in the States of the American Union, to acquire possess, plngragtegpate-therein property, (as is enplained in Article V;) al manage irs, exercise their profession, their industry, and their com-