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the thefts referred to, shall be sequestrated and delivered by the proper authority to the Government which requested and obtained the extradition.

The said delivery shall be made even when through the death or escape of the accused the extradition cannot take place.

XIII. Extradition may be refused when a penalty or an action for the offence charged upon the individual claimed shall have been ordered according to the laws of the country where he shall have sought refuge.

XIV. The costs of capture, custody, maintenance, and extradition of an individual whom it shall have been agreed to surrender, as well as of the delivery and conveyance of the objects specified in Article XII, shall be at the charge of the two Governments within the limits of their respective territories.

The costs of voyage by sea shall be at the charge of the Government applying for extradition.

XV. The provisions of this Convention shall not be applied to crimes or offences perpetrated before the date of its conclusion [such cases remaining subject to the ruling of Articles XXVIII, XXIX, and XXX of the Treaty of Commerce and Navigation concluded between the High Contracting Parties on the 7th May, 1866,* and ratified on the 10th September, 1867, which, with this exception, are supplanted by the present Convention].†

XVI. The High Contracting Parties agree that controversies which may arise respecting the interpretation or execution of the present Convention, or the consequences of any infraction, should, when the means of composing them directly by amicable agreement shall have been exhausted, be submitted to the decision of Commissions of Arbitration, and that the issue of such arbitration should be mutually obligatory.

The members composing such Commissions shall be chosen by the two Governments by common accord; in default of this, each of the parties shall appoint its own Arbitrator, and the Arbiters appointed shall select a third.

The procedure to be observed in arbitration shall in each case bo determined by the Contracting Parties, and, failing this, the Commission of Arbitrators shall consider itself authorized to determine it beforehand.

XVII. This Convention shall remain operative for the period of

*Vol. LX. Page 485.

† It was agreed at the exchange of ratifications on the 17th April, 1881, that the words referring to the Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between the respective countries, that Treaty having expired, and having been duly denounced, remain without any force or effect, just as if they had not been inserted in the last part of Article XV.

six years from the day in which, after the preliminary legal sanctions, the respective ratifications shall have been exchanged, and after the expiration of this period until either of the High Contracting Parties shall announce to the other a year in advance its intention to revoke the Convention.

XVIII. The exchange of the ratifications of the present Convention shall take place in the city of Monte Video within the shortest possible term.

In faith whereof the undermentioned Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Convention, and have affixed thereto their seals. Done in duplicate original at Rome, on the 14th day of the month of April, 1879.

(L.S.) DEPRETIS.

(L.S.) ANTONINI Y DIEZ.

BRITISH LETTERS PATENT for the Annexation to the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope of certain British Possessions or Territories in the Transkei, known as Tembuland, Emigrant Tambookieland, Bomvanaland, and Galekaland.-Westminster, August 6, 1880.*

VICTORIA, by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India: To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting:

WHEREAS it is expedient that certain of our possessions in South Africa, situated in the Transkei, and commonly known as Tembuland, Emigrant Tambookieland, Bomvanaland, and Galekaland, should be annexed to and form part of our Colony of the Cape of Good Hope:

And whereas the Legislative Council and House of Assembly of our said Colony have expressed their desire for such annexation, and have passed the following Joint Resolution, bearing date the 30th day of June, 1876: "That, in the opinion of this House, it is expedient that the country situate between the Umtata and the Tsomo Rivers, known as Tembuland, should be annexed to this Colony, and that the Government take such steps as may place it in a position to introduce a Bill to effect such annexation;" and have also passed the following Joint Resolution, bearing date the 1st day of August, 1878: "That, in the opinion of this House, it is expedient that the tracts of country situated in the Transkei, known respectively as Bomvanaland, ceded to this Government by arrange. * Revoked, and new Letters Patent issued, 2nd October, 1884.

ment with the native Chief Moni, and Galekaland obtained by conquest, should be annexed to this Colony, and that the Government take such steps as may place it in a position to introduce a Bill to effect such annexation:" And whereas the said Legislative Council and House of Assembly have not yet passed any such Joint Resolution in respect of the country situate between the Tsomo and Indwe Rivers, known as Emigrant Tambookieland, but it hath been represented to us that the annexation thereof is desired by our said Colony: Now we do, by these our Letters Patent, under the Great Seal of our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, authorize our Governor for the time being of our said Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, by Proclamation under his hand and the public seal of the said Colony, to declare that, from and after a day to be therein mentioned, the said possessions and territories, or as much thereof as to him, after due consideration and consultation with his Ministers, shall seem fit, shall be annexed to and form part of our said Colony. And we do hereby authorize and direct our said Governor to determine, and by Proclamation to signify, the limits of the said possessions and territories so annexed.

2. And we do further direct our said Governor not to issue any such Proclamation as aforesaid until the Legislative Council and House of Assembly of our said Colony of the Cape of Good Hope shall have passed a Joint Resolution affirming the expediency of annexing Emigrant Tambookieland to our said Colony, nor until the Legislature of our said Colony shall have passed an Act providing that the said possessions and territories shall become part of our said Colony, and be subject to the laws in force therein except in so far as they may be modified by a special Code of Laws and Regulations to be included in or framed in pursuance of the said Act, nor until such special Code shall have received our approval, to be conveyed through one of our Principal Secretaries of State. The said Act or Special Code may be modified by any Law or Laws to be from time to time passed by the Legislature of our said Colony for the government of the said possessions and territories so annexed: Provided that every such Law shall be reserved by our said Governor for the signification of our pleasure thereon.

3. And we do hereby reserve to us, our heirs and successors, full power and authority, from time to time, to revoke, alter, or amend these our Letters Patent as to us or them shall seem meet.

4. And we do further direct and enjoin that these our Letters Patent shall be read and proclaimed at such place or places as our said Governor shall think fit within our said Colony of the Cape of Good Hope.

In witness whereof we have caused these our Letters to be made Patent.

Witness ourself at Westminster, the 6th day of August, in the

44th year of our reign.

By warrant under the Queen's Sign Manual.

C. ROMILLY.

CONVENTION Consulaire entre le Portugal et la Belgique.Signée à Lisbonne, le 10 Novembre, 1880.

[Ratifications échangées à Lisbonne, le 31 Mars, 1882.]

SA Majesté le Roi de Portugal et des Algarves et Sa Majesté le Roi des Belges, également animées du désir de déterminer avec toute l'extension et la clarté possibles les droits, privilèges, et immunités réciproques des Agents Consulaires respectifs, ainsi que leurs fonctions et les obligations auxquelles ils seront soumis dans les deux pays, ont résolu de conclure une Convention Consulaire et ont nommé pour leurs Plénipotentiaires, savoir:

Sa Majesté le Roi de Portugal et des Algarves, le Sieur Anselmo Joseph Braamcamp, du Conseil de Sa Majesté et Conseiller d'État, Président du Conseil des Ministres et Ministre et Secrétaire d'État au Département des Affaires Étrangères, Député de la Nation Portugaise, Grand-Croix de l'Ordre Militaire du Christ, GrandCroix de l'Ancien et Très Noble Ordre de la Tour et l'Épée, et d'autres Ordres étrangères, &c.;

Sa Majesté le Roi des Belges, le Baron Edmond de PitteursHiegaerts, Officier de l'Ordre de Léopold, Chevalier de seconde classe de la Couronne de Fer d'Autriche, Commandeur de l'Ordre de la Couronne de Prusse, de l'Ordre de Charles III d'Espagne, de la Légion d'Honneur de France, &c., son Ministre Résident près Sa Majesté Très Fidèle;

Lesquels, ayant échangé leurs pleins pouvoirs respectifs, trouvés en bonne et due forme, sont convenus des Articles suivants :

ART. I. Chacune des Hautes Parties Contractantes consent à admettre des Consuls-Généraux, Consuls, Vice-Consuls, et Agents Consulaires dans tous ses ports, villes, et places, excepté dans les localités où il y aurait inconvénient à admettre de tels Agents.

Cette réserve, toutefois, ne sera pas appliquée à l'une des Hautes Parties Contractantes sans l'être également à toute autre Puissance.

II. Les Consuls-Généraux, Consuls, Vice-Consuls, et Agents. Consulaires de chacune des deux Hautes Parties Contractantes jouiront réciproquement, dans les Etats de l'autre, de tous les privilèges, exemptions, et immunités dont jouissent les Agents du même [1879-80. LXXI.]

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rang et de la même qualité de la nation la plus favorisée. Les dits Agents, avant d'être admis à l'exercice de leurs fonctions et de jouir des immunités qui y sont attachées, devront produire une commission dans la forme établie par les lois de leurs pays respectifs. Le Gouvernement territorial de chacune des deux Hautes Parties Contractantes leur délivrera, sans aucun frais, l'exéquatur nécessaire à l'exercice de leurs fonctions, et, sur l'exhibition de cette pièce, ils jouiront des droits, prérogatives, et immunités accordés par la préBente Convention.

III. Les Consuls-Généraux, Consuls, Vice-Consuls, et Agents Consulaires, citoyens de l'État qui les a nommés, ne pourront être arrêtés préventivement que dans le cas de crime, qualifié et puni comme tel par la législation locale; ils seront exempts du logement militaire, de tout service, tant dans l'armée régulière de terre ou de mer que dans la garde nationale ou civique ou milices; ils seront de même exempts de toutes les contributions directes au profit de l'État, des provinces, ou des communes, et dont la perception se fait sur des listes nominatives, à moins qu'elles ne soient imposées à raison de la possession de biens immeubles ou sur les intérêts d'un capital employé dans l'État où les dits Agents exercent leurs fonctions. Cette exemption ne pourra cependant pas s'appliquer aux ConsulsGénéraux, Consuls, Vice-Consuls, ou Agents Consulaires qui exerceraient une profession, une industrie, ou un commerce quelconque, les dits Agents devant en ce cas être soumis au payement des taxes dues par tout autre étranger dans les mêmes conditions.

IV. Quand la justice de l'un des deux pays aura quelque déclaration juridique ou déposition à recevoir d'un Consul-Général, d'un Consul, d'un Vice-Consul, ou d'un Agent Consulaire, citoyens de l'État qui l'a nommé et n'exerçant aucun commerce, elle l'invitera par écrit à se présenter devant elle, et, en cas d'empêchement, elle devra lui demander son témoignage par écrit, ou se transporter à sa demeure ou Chancellerie pour l'obtenir de vive voix.

Le dit Agent devra satisfaire à cette demande dans le plus bref délai possible.

V. Les Consuls - Généraux, Consuls, Vice-Consuls, et Agents Consulaires pourront placer, au-dessus de la porte extérieure de leurs Chancelleries, un écusson aux armes de leur nation, avec une inscription portant ces mots: "Consulat - Général," "Consulat,” "Vice - Consulat," ou "Agent Consulaire" de Portugal ou de Belgique.

Ils pourront aussi y arborer le drapeau de leur nation, excepté dans la capitale du pays, s'il s'y trouve une Légation. Ils pourront de même arborer le pavillon national sur le bateau qu'ils monteront dans le port pour l'exercice de leurs fonctions.

VI. Les Chancelleries Consulaires seront en tout temps invio

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