Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 20.djvu/730

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TREATY-SAMOAN ISLANDS. JAN. 17. 1878. 705 be heard and determined by the Consul of the United States at Apia, Samoa, under such regulations and limitations as the United States may provide; and all disputes between citizens of the United States and the people of those Islands shall be heard by that Consul in conjunction with such officer of the Samoan Government as may be designated for that purpose. Crimes and onences in cases where citizens of the United States may be convicted shall be punished according to the laws of their country; and in cases where the people of the Samoan Islands may be convicted, they shall be punished pursuant to Samoan laws and by the authorities of that country. ARTICLE V. If, unhappily, any differences should have arisen, or shall hereafter Intercession. arise, between the Samoan Government and any other government in amity with the United States, the government of the latter will employ its good offices for the purpose of adjusting those differences upon a ` satisfactory and solid foundation. ARTICLE VI. The Government of Samoa agrees to allow to the Government and Privileges. citizens of the United States free and equal participation in any privileges that may have been or may hereafter be granted to the government, citizens, or subjects of any other nation. ` Ancr1cLE VII. The present treaty shall remain in force for ten years from its date. Duration. If neither party shall have given to the other six months previous notice of its intention then to terminate the same, it shall further remain in force until the end of twelve months after either party shall have given notice to the other of such intention. ARTICLE VIII. The present treaty shall be ratified and the ratifications exchanged Ratiueanion as soon as possible. In faith whereof the Plenipotentiaries have signed and sealed this treaty at Washington, the seventeenth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight. WILLIAM MAXWELL EVAHTS. [SEAL. MK. LE MAMEA. [SEAL. And whereas the said Treaty, as amended, has been duly ratified on both parts, and the respective ratitications of the same were exchanged in the city of Washington on the eleventh day of February, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight: Now, therefore, be it known, that I, RUTHEBFORD B. HAYES, Presi- P[0clg;mg,|;iq¤_ dent of the United States of America, haveecaused the said Treaty to be made public, to the end that the same, and every clause and article tbereot', may be observed and fultilled with good faith by the United States and the citizens thereof. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. ` Done at the city of Washington this thirteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and second. [SEAL.] R. B. HAYES. By the President : WM. M. EVARTS, _ Secretary of State. xx——4;3