Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/802

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VENEZUELA, 1836. 795 Aamomr XXXIII. For the purpose of more etlectually protecting their commerce and consumcenvennavigation, the two contracting parties do hereby agree, as soon here- "°”· after as circumstances will permit them, to form a consular convention, which shall declare especially the powers and immunities of the Gonsuls and Vice-Consuls of the respective partie . Aarrom XXXIV. The United States of America and the Republic of Venezuela, desiring to make as durable as circumstances will permit the relations which are to be established between the two parties by virtue of this treaty of peace, amity, commerce, and navigation, have declared solemnly and do agree to the following points: 1st. The present treaty hall remain in full force and virtue for the Duration of term of twelve years, to be counted from the day of the exchange of *'°“*Y- the ratiiications, and further, until the end of one year after either of the contracting parties shall have given notice to the other of its intention to terminate the same; each of the contracting parties reserving to itself the right of giving such notice to the other at the end of said term of twelve years; and it is hereby agreed between them that, on the expiration of one year after such notice shall have been received by either from the other party, this treaty in all its parts relative to commerce and navigation shall altogether cease and determine, and in all those parts which relate to peace and friendship it shall be perpetually and permanently binding on both powers. 2d. If any one of [or] more of the citizens of either party shall infringe I¤*`¤’i¤g·>¤¤<>¤¢¤ ¤f any of the articles of this treaty, such citizen shall be held personally °'““°Y‘ responsible for the same, and harmony and good correspondence between the two nations shall not be interrupted thereby, each party engaging in no way to protect the offender, or sanction such violation. 3d. If, (what, indeed, cannot be expected,) unfortunately, any of the Reprims and articles in the present treaty shall be violated or infringed in any other d¤¤iM¤*i¤¤¤ 0* way whatever, it is expressly stipulated that neither of the contract- “'“‘ ing parties will order or authorize any act of reprisal, nor declare war against the other, on complaints of injuries or damages, until the said party considering itself offended shall first have presented to the other a statement of such injuries or damages, verified by competent proofs, and demanded justice, and the same shall have been either refused or unreasonably delayed. 4th. Nothing in this treaty contained shall, however, be constructed Treaties with [construed] or operate contrary to former and existing public treaties :2,¤°;o:¤·*¤°¤¤ ¤°* with other Sovereigns and States. °° ' The present treaty of peace, amity, commerce; and navigation, shall B¤l>i¤¤¤ti¤¤¤· be approved and ratined by the President of the United States of America, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof, and by the President of the Republic of Venezuela, with the consent and approbation of the Congress of the same; and the ratiiications shall be exchanged in the city of Caracas, within eight months, to be counted from the date of the signature hereof, or sooner if possible. _ In faith whereof we, the Pleuipotentiaries of the United States of $¤s¤¤·¢¤¥¤•· America and of the Republic of Venezuela, have signed and sealed these presents. _ Done in the city of Caracas, on the twentieth day of January. in the 1)***- year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, and in the sixtieth year of the Independence of the United States of America, and the twenty-sixth of that of the Republic of Venezuela. JOHN G. A. WILLIAMSON. L. s. SAN TOS MICHELENA. L. S.}