Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 31.djvu/1991

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CON VENTICN——GREAT BRITAIN. Manoa 2, 1899. 1939 Gon/eention between the United States of America and the Chzited Mmh 21999- Qtngdoin of Great Britain and Ireland rebatwig to the tenure and ’ dis osition of real and goersonab property. Signed at Washington, ` March 2, 18.99,* ratijieation advised y the Senate, March 22, 1.900,* ratvgied by the Queen, June 18, 1.900,* ratzjied the President, Jabg 16, 1900; ratifieatzons exchanged, Jrabg 28, 1.900; proclaimed, Augast 6, 1.900. WTILLIAM IVIGKINLEY, PRESIDENT or THE UNITED STATES or A1uERroA. To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting .· Know Ye, that whereas a Convention between the United States of Ggggvgggiggn igsittg America and Great Britain, relating to the tenure and disposition of tenure of property, real and personal property, was concluded at Washington on the 2d °“· of March, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine, the original of which Convention, being in the English language, is, as amended by the Senate of the Unite States, word for word as follows: p The United States of America and Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, desiring to improve the condition of the citizens and subjects of each of the respective countries in relation to the tenure and disposition of real and personal property situated or being withir. the territories of the other, as well as to authorize the representation of deceased persons by the Consuls of their respective nations in the settlement ofestates, have resolved to concludeaconvention for those purposes and have named as their Plenipotentiaries: _ _ _ The President of the United States of America, the Honorable John Hay, Secretary P*°mP°*°¤¤9¤€9· of State of the United States of America; and Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Rilglht Honorable Sir Julian Pauncefote, Knight Grand Cross of the Orders of the Bat. and of St. Michael and St. George, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Great Britain; Who, having exchanged their said full powers, found in due and proper form, have agreed to and signed the following articles: Anrronn I. Where, on the death of any person holding real roperty (or propert not per- @1*69 Y€&*”9¤U°‘V°d sonal) , within the territories of one of the Contractiiig Partie , Such reai, property ?;§’§§,;%sE§gQ?r°p€"y would, by the laws of the land, pass to acitizen or subject of the other, were he not ` disqualified by the laws of the country where such real property is situated, such citizen or subject shall be allowed a term of three years in w ich to sell the Same, this term to be reasonably prolonged if circumstances render it necessary, and to withdraw the proceeds thereof, without restraint or interference, and exempt from any succession, probate or administrative duties or charges other than those which may be imposed in like cases upon the citizens or subjects of the country from which such proceeds may be drawn. ARTIGLE II. The citizens or subjec‘s of each of the Contracting Parties shall have full power to Q )Di§P°9mg;}w°i P°" dispose of their personal property within the territories of the other, by testament, U"` pmp ·` donation, or otherwise; and their heirs, legatees, and donees, being citizens or subjects of the other Contracting Party, whether resident or non—resident, shall succeed to their said personal property, and may take possession thereof either by themselves or by others acting for them, and dispose of the same at their pleasure, paying such duties only as the citizens or subjects of the country where the property lies shall be liable to pay in like cases. `