Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 18 Part 2c.djvu/816

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WURTTEMBERG, 1344. 809 WURTTEMBERG. WURTTEMBERG, 1844. CONVENTION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HIS Anvil W, 1844- MAJESTY THE KING OF NVURTTEMBERG, FOR THE ABOLITION OF ~%—-— DROIT D’AUIsAINE AND TAXES ON EMIGRATION, CONCLUDEI) AT BERLIN APRIL 10, 1844; RATIFICATION ADVISED BY SENATE JUNE 12, 1844; RATIFIED BY PRESIDENT JUNE 24, 1844;· RATIFICATIONS EX- CSIIANGED AT BERLIN OCTOBER 3, 1844; PROCLAIMED DECEMBER Io, Convention for the mutual abolition of the droit d’aubaine and taxes on emigration between the United States of America and his Majesty the King of Wiirttembcrg. The United States of America and His Majesty the King of Wiirt- t,€°“*"‘°*l“g W"' temberg having resolved, for the advantage of their respective citizens °" and subjects, to conclude a convention for the mutual abolition of the droit d’aubaine and taxes on emigration, have named for this purpose _ their respective Plenipotentiaries, namely: The President of the United N°S°*"**°”· States of America has conferred full powers on Henry Wheaton, their Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at the Royal Court of Prussia; and His Majesty the King of Wiirttemberg, upon Baron do Maucler, his Captain of the Staif and Charge d’Alfaires at the said court; who, after having exchanged their said full powers, found in due and proper form, have agreed to and signed the following articles; ARTICLE I. Every kind of droit d’aubaine, droit?de retraite, and droit de détrac· Dmit Q’¤¤l>¤i¤¤¤, tion or tax on emigration, is hereby and shall remain abolished, between &°·· “”°l'“h"d· the two contracting parties, their Statesbcitizens, and subjects respectively. Aurrxcrn II. Where, on the death of any person holding real property within the r§°;;`€ t° '°“l territories of one party, such real property would by the laws of the P P y' land descend on a citizen or subject of the other, were he not disqualified by alienage, such citizen or subject shall be allowed a term of two years to sell the same, which term may be reasonably prolonged according to circumstances, and to withdraw the proceeds thereof without molestation, and exempt from all duties of detraction. Anrrcmz III. The citizens or subjects of each of the contracting parties shall have Dime; on disi power to di pose of their personal property within the States of the g2g3N2y_ P°”°"“ other, by testament, donation, or otherwise, and their heirs, legatees, and donees, being citizens or subjects of the other contracting party, shall succegdd to their said personal property, and may take possession thereof, eit er by themselves, or by others acting for them, and dispose of the same at their pleasure, paying such duties only as the inhabitants of the country where the said property lies shall be liable to pay in like cases.