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from all kinds of taxes, imposts, and contributions, except those 1836. which they shall be obliged to pay on account of commerce, or their property, and from which the citizens of their respective country, resident in the other, are not exempt, in virtue of the stipulations contained in this treaty; they being, in every thing besides, subject to the laws of the respective States. The archives and papers of the consulates shall be Consular respected inviolably, and, under no pretext whatever, shall any chives to be inmagistrate, or other person, seize, or in any way interfere with them.

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ARTICLE XXVIII.

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The said consuls and vice-consuls shall have power to require the assistance of the authorities of the country for the headed to the residen arrest, detention, and custody of deserters from the public and authorities private vessels of their country; and for this purpose they shall serters. address themselves to the courts, judges, or officers competent, and shall demand the said deserters in writing, proving, by mHow their an exhibition of the ship's roll, or other public document, that made, &c. the men so demanded are part of the crew of the vessel from which it is alleged they have deserted; and on this demand, so proved, (saving, however, where the contrary is more conclusively proved, the delivery shall not be refused. Such de- Deserters, how

to be disposed of. serters, when arrested, shall be put at the disposal of the said consuls or vice-consuls, and may be put in the public prisons, at the request and expense of those who reclaim them, to be sent to the ships to which they belong or to others of the same nation; but if they should not be so sent within two months, to be counted from the day of their arrest, they shall be set at liberty, and shall be no more arrested for the same cause.

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For the purpose of more effectually protecting their commerce A consular cosand navigation, the two contracting parties do hereby agree to formed. form, as soon hereafter as may be mutually convenient, a consular convention, which shall declare, specially, the powers and immunities of the consuls and vice-consuls of the resp ive parties.

ARTICLE XXX.

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The United States of America, and the Peru-Bolivian Con- In order federation, desiring to make as durable as circumstances will tione durable the permit the relations which are established between the two par-agreed ties in virtue of this treaty,or general convention of peace, friendship, commerce, and navigation, have declared solemnly, and do

have

agree, as follows:

1st. The present treaty shall be in force for twelve years from 1. That this the day of the exchange of the ratifications thereof; and, further, treaty shall,so far until the end of one year after either of the contracting parties merce and have shall have given notice to the other of its intention to terminate iwelve years,&c. the same; each of them reserving to itself the right of giving lates 1.9

and friendship, such notice to the other, at the end of said term of twelve years. Derpetual.

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declared, &c.

1836. And it is hereby agreed between the parties, that on the expira.

tion of one year after such notice shall have been received by either of them from the other, as above mentioned, this treaty shall, in all the points relating to commerce and navigation, altogether cease and determine ; and in all those parts which relate to peace and friendship, it shall be permanently and perpetually

binding on both powers. 2. Citizens, .for 2dly. If any one or more of the citizens of either party shall treaty, w te per. infringe any of the articles of this treaty, such citizen or citizens Beatly responsi: shall be held personally responsible therefor, and the harmony

and good correspondence between the two nations shall not be interrupted thereby; each party engaging, in no way, to protect the offender or offenders, or to sanction such violence, under

pain of rendering itself liable for the consequences thereof. 3. War not to be 3dly. If, (which, indeed, cannot be expected,) unfortunately, uit redress has any of the stipulations contained in the present treaty shall be and refused, &c. violated or infringed in any other way whatever, it is expressly

covenanted and agreed, that neither of the contracting parties will order, or authorize, any act of reprisals, nor declare or make war against the other, on complaint of injuries or damages resulting therefrom, until the party considering itself aggrieved shall first have presented to the other a statement or representation of such injuries or damages, verified by competent proofs, and hare demanded redress and satisfaction, and the same shall have been

either refused or unreasonably delayed. 4. Treaties with 4thly. Nothing in this treaty contained shall, however, be conto be affected by strued to operate contrary to former and existing public treaties

with other States or sovereigns.

The present treaty of peace, friendship, commerce, and pavi ratification gation, shall be approved and ratified by the President of the eighieen United States of America, by and with the advice and consent of

the Senate thereof, and by the Supreme Protector of the north and south Peruvian States, President of the Republic of Bolivia, encharged with the direction of the foreign relations of the PeruBolivian Confederation; and the ratifications shall be exchanged within eighteen months from the date of the signature hereof, or sooner, if possible.

In faith whereof, we, the plenipotentiaries of the United States of America, and the Peru-Bolivian Confederation, have signed

and sealed these presents. Signed 30th, Done in the city of Lima, on the thirtieth day of November, Nov. 1836. in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-si

SAMUEL LARNED, (SEAL)
J. GARCIA DEL RIO, (SEAL)

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this.

This treaty to be ratified, and the exchanged with in months.

May 1838.

AND WHEREAS, the said Convention has been duly ratified on Ratifications, both parts, and the respective ratifications of the same were es;

exchanged at Lima on the twenty-eight day of May, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, by Edwin Bartlett, Consul of the United States in that city, and Juan Garcia del Rio, Minister of Finance of the State of North Peru, on the part of their re-. spective Governments:

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Now, THEREFORE, BE IT known, that I, MARTIN VAN BUREN, President of the United States of America, have caused the said convention to be made public, to the end that the same, and every clause and article thereof, may be observed and fulfilled 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 third day of Oc

tober, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hun-
[l. s.] dred and thirty-eight, and of the independence of the
United States the sixty-third.

M. VAN BUREN.
BY THE PRESIDENT :

JOHN FORSYTH, Secretary of State.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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WHEREAS a convention between the United States of America Convention

and the Republic of Texas for marking the boundary between cluded 25th April,
them was concluded and signed at Washington on the twenty- 1838.
fifth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and thirty-eight, which convention is word for
word as follows:

Convention between the United States of America and the
Republic of Texas, for marking the boundary between them.

Whereas the treaty of limits made and concluded on the
twelfth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand icon or Jan. 12th,
eight hundred and twenty-eight between the United States of on 'Texas, &c.
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 And whereas prevent future disputes and collisions between the United States that a porzione or and Texas in regard to the boundary between the two coun-the boundary bei tries as designated by the said treaty, that a portion of the same Texas should be should be run and marked without unnecessary delay:

The President of the United States has appointed John For- John Forsyth syth, their plenipotentiary, and the President of the Republic of Hunt, negotiaTexas has appointed Memucan Hunt its plenipotentiary:

And the said plenipotentiaries having exchanged their full Full powers expowers, have agreed upon and concluded the following articles : changed.

ART. 1. Each of the contracting parties shall appoint a com- appoint missioner and surveyor, who shall meet before the termination

Surveyor to run of twelve months from the exchange of the ratifications of this and mark the convention, at New Orleans, and proceed to run and mark that the mouth of the portion of the said boundary which extends from the mouth of Red River, &c.

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1838. the Sabine, where that river enters the Gulf 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.

ART. 2. And it is agreed that until this line shall be marked tion as heretofore out, as is provided for in the foregoing article, each of the con

tracting parties shall continue to exercise jurisdiction in all terri

tory over which its jurisdiction has hitherto been exercised, and There iure prine that the remaining portion of the said boundary line shall be line, when to be run and marked at such time hereafter as may suit the conremarked, &c.

nience 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.

Art. 3. The present convention shall be ratified, and the aina tohle ratified: ratifications shall be exchanged at Washington, within the term Liens exchanged, of six months from the date hereof, or sooner if possible. in six Signed twenty

In witness whereof, we, the respective plenipotentiaries have fifth April, 1835 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
sixty-second year of the independence of the United States of
America, and in the third of that of the Republic of Texas.
[L. s.

JOHN FORSYTH.
(L. s.]

MEMUCAN HUNT.

This Conven.

Ratifications ex. AND WHEREAS the said convention has been duly ratified on changed. 23. both parts and the respective ratifications of the same were er

changed at Washington on the twelfth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, by Aaron Vail acting Secretary of State of the United States and Anson Jones, Minister Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Texas, on the part of their respective governments;

Now, THEREFORE, BE IT KNOWN, that I, MARTIN VAN BUREN, President of the United States of America, have caused the said Convention to be made public, to the end that the same, and every clause and article thereof, may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United States and the citizens thereof.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand [L. s.] and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

DONE at the City of Washington, this thirteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, and of the independence of the United States the sixty-third.

M. VAN BUREN. BY THE PRESIDENT :

A. VAIL, Acting Secretary of State.

1838.

INDIAN TREATIES.

MARTIN VAN BUREN,

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

To all and singular to whom these presents shall come, greeting :

WHEREAS, a treaty was made and concluded at the Forks of the Wabash, in the State of Indiana, between the United States of America, by their Commissioner, Abel C. Pepper, and the Miami tribe of Indians, on the sixth day of November, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty-eight; which treaty is in the following words, to wit: Articles of a treaty made and concluded at the Forks of the Treaty with tho

Wabash in the State of Indiana, between the United States Miami Indians, of America, by her Commissioner Abel C. Pepper, and the 6th, 1833. Miami tribe of Indians on the sixth day of November in the year of our Lord cighteen hundred and thirty-eight.

Art. 1. The Miami tribe of Indians hereby cede to the United Indians cede to States all that tract of land lying south of the Wabash river and land south of the included within the following bounds to wit: Commencing at a boundary, point on said river where the western boundary line of the Miami reserve intersects the same, near the mouth of Pipe creek; thence south two miles; thence west one mile; thence south along said boundary line, three miles; thence east to the Mississinnewa river; thence up the said river with the meanders thereof to the eastern boundary line of the said Miami reserve; thence north along said eastern boundary line to the Wabash river; thence down the said last named river with the meanders thereof to the place of beginning.

The said Miami tribe of Indians do also hereby cede to the Indians cede to United States, the three following reservations of land made for ing reservations the use of the Miami nation of Indians by the ed article of a claturexiya och treaty made and concluded at St. Mary's in the State of Ohio, on 6th, 1818. the oth of October 1818 to wit :

The reservation on the Wabash river, below the forks there- On the Wabash, of:

The residue of the reservation opposite the mouth of the river Opposite the Abouette:

The reservation at the mouth of a creek called Flat Rock, Flat koche credit where the road to White river crosses the same.

Also one other reservation of land made for the use of said Also at Seeks tribe at Seeks village on Eel river, by the ed article of a treaty der 21 art. treaty made and concluded on the 23th October 1826.

Oct. 230, 1826. Art. 2. From the cession aforesaid, the Miami tribe reserve Reservation for for the band of Me-to-sin-ia, the following tract of land to wit : 10-sin-ia, to bo Beginning on the eastern boundary line of the big reserve, where masion Cromeathia the Mississinnewa river crosses the same; thence down said –ils boundary.

mouth of the Abouelle.

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