752 PUBLIC TREATIES. Anrrcnn XV. Surrender, how Cn thepart of the United States, the surrender shall be madewonly
- ¤¤d°~ by the authority of the Executive thereof; and on the part of the bwiss
Confederation, by that of the Federal Council. Anricnn XVI. Expenses of de- The expenses of detention and delivery, effected in virtue of the pre-
- ·¤¤¤i¤¤ Md deliv- ceding articles, shall be at the cost of the party making the demand.
El`)'. Aurionn XVII. poyitimlogeuscs, The provisions of the aforegoing articles relating to the surrender of ac., notincluded. fuginve criminals shall not apply to offences committed before the date · hereof, nor to those of a political character. Anrronn XVIII. Duration of cou- The present convention is concluded for the period of ten years, count- . vsntion. ing from the day of the exchange of the ratiiications; and if, one year betore the expiration of that period, neither of the contracting parties shall have announced, by an official notification, its intention to the other to arrest the operations of said convention, it shall continue binding for twelve months longer, and so on, from year to year, until the expiration of the twelve months which will follow a similar declaration, whatever the time at which it may take place. Anrronn XIX. Ratiiications. This convention shall be submitted, on both sides, to the approval and ratification of the respective competent authorities of each of the contracting parties, and the ratitications shall be exchanged at the city of Washington as soon as circumstances shall admit. Signatures_ In faith whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the above articles, under reserve of the above-mentioned ratifications, both in the English and French languages, and they have thereunto affixed their seals. Dato. Done in quadruplicate, at the city of Berne, this twenty-fifth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ty. A. DUDLEY MANN. L. s.] H. nnunr. ‘ 1.. s. F. FREY-HEROSEE. [L. s.