Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/785

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77 8 PUBLIC enjoy the rights resulting from such accession as they shall be enjoyed and observed by the two Powers signing this convention. They shall mutually communicate to each other the results of the steps which may be taken on the subject. ARTICLE IV. Izmilieatiens. The present convention shall be approved and ratified by the President of the United States of America, by and with the advice and_consent of the Senate of said States, and by His Majesty the King oi the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies; and the ratitications of the same shall bc exchanged at Washington within the period of twelve months, counting from this day, or sooner if possible. $*S¤¤*¤*¤¤· In faith whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the present convention in duplicate, and thereto aiiixed the seal of their arms. Date. Done at Naples, thirteenth of January, eighteen hundred and fifty- tive. ROBERT DALE OWEN. [L. s.} LUIGI CARAFA. [L. s. TWO SICILIES, 1855. Om:.1 1855. CONVENTION OF AMITY, COMMERCE, AND NAVIGATION AND FOR SUR- -4-— RENDER OF FUGITIVE CRIMINALS, BETWEEN THE UNIITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF THE KINGDOM OF THE TWO SICILIES, CONCLUDED AT NAPLES OCTOBER 1, 1855; RATIFICATION AD- VISED BY SENATE, WITH AMENDMENTS, AUGUST 13, 1856; RATIFIED BY PRESIDENT AUGUST 20, 1856; RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED AT NAPLES NOVEMBER 7, 1856; PROCLAIMED DECEMBER 10, 1856. _C¤¤¢¤‘¤¤¤i¤r;1>¤¤‘- The United States of America and His Majesty the King of the King- “°“· dom of the Two Sicilies, equally animated with the desire to strengthen and perpetuate the relations of amity and good understanding which have at all times subsisted between the two countries, desiring also to extend and consolidate the commercial intercourse between them ; and convinced that nothing will more contribute to the attainment of this desirable object than an entire freedom of navigation, the abolition of all differential duties of navigation and of commerce, and a perfect reciprocity, based on principles of equity, equally beneiicial to both countries, and applicable alike in peace and in war, have resolved to conclude a general convention of amity, commerce, navigation, and for the surrender of fugitive criminals. For this purpose, they have respectively appointed Plenipotentiaries, to wit: Negotiamrs. The President of the United States has appointed Robert Dale Owen, Minister Resident of the United States near His Maje ty the King of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies; and His Majesty the King of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies has appointed Don Lewis Carafa della Spina, of the Dukes of Traetto, Weekly Majordomo of His Majesty, Commander of His Royal Order of Civil Merit of Francis the First, Grand Cross of the distinguished Royal Spanish Order of Charles the Third, Grand Officer of the Order of the Legion of Honor, Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael of Bavaria, Grand Cross of the Florentine Order of Merit under the title of St. Joseph, Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of Parma under the title of St. Ludovico, Grand Cross of the Brazilian Order of the Rose, charged provisionally with the Portfolio of Foreign Affairs; and Don Michael Gravina e Requesenz, Prince of Comitini, his Gentleman of the Bedchamber in exercise, Chevalier Grand Cross of his Royal Order of Francis the First, invested with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Legion of Honor, and the Grand Cross of the following orders, namely: 0I` Leopold of Austria, of the Red Eagle of Prussia, of