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shipped under their flag, the advantages which are or shall tion clause. be enjoyed by the products of the most favored nation arriving or shipped under the same flag.
It is hereby understood that no stipulation of the present article shall in any manner interfere with those of the four aforegoing articles, nor with the measures which have been or shall be adopted by either of the contracting countries in the interest of public morality, security, or order.
The United States of America and the Swiss Confederation, on requisi tions made in their name through the medium of their respective Diplomatic or Consular Agents, shall deliver up to justice persons who, being charged with the crimes enumerated in the following article, committed within the jurisdiction of the requiring party, shall seek asylum or shall be found within the territories of the other: Provided, That this shall be done only when the fact of the commission of the crime shall be so established as to justify their apprehension and commitment for trial if the crime had been committed in the country where the persons so accused shall be found.
Persons shall be delivered up, according to the provisions of this convention, who shall be charged with any of the following crimes, to wit: Murder, (including assassination, parricide, infanticide, and poisoning;) attempt to commit murder; rape; forgery, or the emission of forged papers; arson; robbery with violence, intimidation, or forcible entry of an inhabited house; piracy; embezzlement by public officers, or by persons hired or salaried to the detriment of their employers, when these crimes are subject to infamous punishment.
On the part of the United States, the surrender sha llbe made only by the authority of the Executive thereof; and on the part of the Swiss Confederation, by that of the Federal Council.
The expenses of detention and delivery, effected in virtue of the preceding articles, shall be at the cost of the party making the demand.
No extradition for
The provisions of the aforegoing articles relating to the past or political of surrender of fugitive criminals shall not apply to offences committed before the date hereof, nor to those of a political
The present convention is concluded for the period of ten years, countDuration of this ing from the day of the exchange of the ratifications; and if, one year before the expiration of that period, neither of the contracting parties shall have announced, by an official notification, its intention to the other to arrest the operations of said convention, it
shall continue binding for twelve months longer, and so on, from year to year, until the expiration of the twelve months which will follow a similar declaration, whatever the time at which it may take place.
This convention shall be submitted, on both sides, to the approval and ratification of the respective competent authorities of each of the contracting parties, and the ratifications shall be exchanged at the city of Washington as soon as circumstances shall admit.
In faith whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the above articles, under reserve of the above-mentioned ratificatious, both in the English and French languages, and they have thereunto affixed their seals.
Done in quadruplicate, at the city of Berne, this twenty-fifth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty. A. DUDLEY MANN. [L. S.]
CONVENTION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS, TO TERMINATE THE RECLAMATIONS OF THE FORMER GOVERNMENT FOR THE CAPTURE, SEIZURE, AND DETENTION OF THE BRIGS POCKET AND DURANGO, AND FOR INJURIES SUFFERED BY AMERICAN CITIZENS ON BOARD THE POCKET. CONCLUDED APRIL 11, 1838; RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED JULY 6, 1838; PROCLAIMED JULY 6, 1838.
Alcée La Branche, Chargé d'Affaires of the United States of America, near the Republic of Texas, acting on behalf of the said United States of America, and R. A. Irion, Secretary of State of the Republic of Texas, acting on behalf of the said Republic, have agreed to the following articles :
Texas agrees to
The Government of the Republic of Texas, with a view to satisfy the aforesaid reclamations for the capture, seizure, and contisindemnify United cation of the two vessels aforementioned, as well as for indemnity to American citizens who have suffered injuries from the said Government of Texas, or its officers, obliges itself to pay the sum of eleven thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars ($11,750) to the Government of the United States of America, to be distributed amongst the claimants by the said Government of the United States of America.
The sum of eleven thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars, ($11,750.) Payment of said agreed on in the first art[icle,] shall be paid in gold or silver, with interest at six per cent., one year after the exchange of the ratifications of this convention. The said payment shall be made at the seat of Government of the Republic of Texas, into the hands of such person or persons as shall be duly authorized by the Government of the United States of America to receive the same.
The present convention shall be ratified, and the ratifications thereof shall be exchanged in the city of Washington, in the space of three months from this date, or sooner if possible. In faith whereof the parties above named have respectively subscribed these articles, and thereto affixed their seals.
Done at the city of Houston on the eleventh day of the month of April, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight.
ALCÉE LA BRANCHE.
CONVENTION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS FOR MARKING THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN THEM. CONCLUDED APRIL 25, 1838; RATIFICATIONS EXCHANGED OCTOBER 12, 1838; PROCLAIMED OCTOBER 13, 1838.
Whereas the treaty of limits made and concluded on the twelfth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, between the United States of America on the one part and the United Mexican States on the other, is binding upon the Republic of Texas, the same having been entered into at a time when Texas formed a part of the said United Mexican States;
And whereas it is deemed proper and expedient, in order to prevent future disputes and collisions between the United States and Texas in regard to the boundary between the two countries as designated by the said treaty, that a portion of the same should be run and marked without unnecessary delay:
The President of the United States has appointed John Forsyth their Plenipotentiary, and the President of the Republic of Texas has appointed Memucan Hunt its Plenipotentiary;
And the said Plenipotentiaries, having exchanged their full powers, have agreed upon and concluded the following articles:
Each of the contracting parties shall appoint a commissioner and surveyor, who shall meet, before the termination of twelve months from the exchange of the ratifications of this convention, at New Orleans, and proceed to run and mark that portion of the said boundary which extends from the mouth of the Sabine, where that river enters the Gulph of Mexico, to the Red River. They shall make out plans and keep journals of their proceedings, and the result agreed upon by them shall be considered as part of this convention, and shall have the same force as if it were inserted therein. The two Governments will amicably agree respecting the necessary articles to be furnished to those persons, and also as to their respective escorts, should such be deemed necessary.
And it is agreed that until this line shall be marked out, as is provided for in the foregoing article, each of the contracting Each party to exparties shall continue to exercise jurisdiction in all territory until the line is over which its jurisdiction has hitherto been exercised; and marked. that the remaining portion of the said boundary line shall be run and marked at such time hereafter as may suit the convenience of both the contracting parties, until which time each of the said parties shall exercise, without the interference of the other, within the territory of which the boundary shall not have been so marked and run, jurisdiction to the same extent to which it has been heretofore usually exercised.
The present convention shall be ratified, and the ratifications shall
be exchanged at Washington, within the term of six months from the date hereof, or sooner if possible.
In witness whereof we, the respective Plenipotentiaries, have signed the same, and have hereunto affixed our respective seals.
Done at Washington this twenty-fifth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, in the sixtysecond year of the Independence of the United States of America, and in the third of that of the Republic of Texas.