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CONVENTION-—-SERBIA—CONSULAR. Ocromszn 2-14, 1881. 971 Anrroms XII. In consideration of the present convention the United States consent Surrenderofeerto surrender the privileges and immunities hitherto enjoyed by their Fain P’lV}1°S°S Md citizens in Serbia, in virtue of the capitulations with the Ottoman "“§‘,;‘,f"};’“,.,,3 Empire, granted and confirmed to the United States by their treaties of " ' 1830 and 1862. Provided always, and it is hereby agreed, that the said capitulations Prmriao. shall, as regards all judicial matters, except those affecting real estate in Serbia, remain in full force as far as they concern the mutual relations between citizens of the United States and the subjects of those other powers which, having a right to the privileges and immunities accorded by the aforesaid capitulations, shall not have abandoned them. Anrrcrn XIII. The present convention shall remain in force for the space of ten Duration and years, counting from the day of the exchange of the ratifications, which ¤¤1'mi¤¤ti<>¤· shall be made in conformity with the respective constitutions of the two countries and exchanged at Belgrade as soon as possible. In case neither party gives notice, twelve months before the expiration of the said period of ten years, of its intention not to renew this convention, it shall remain in force one year longer, and so on from year to year, until the expiration of a year from the day on which one of the parties shall have given such notice. In faith whereof, the respective plenipotentiaries have signed this convention in duplicate, and have hereunto aiiixed their seals. Done at Belgrade this -,2; day of October, 1881. ' EUGENE SCHUYLEB. Signatures. [snnr.] Ch. Munrovron. [san.] And whereas the said convention has been duly ratified on both parts, Bama3e0n_ and the respective ratitications were exchanged at Belgrade on the 15th _ ultimo: ` Now, therefore, be it known that I, Chester A. Arthur, President of Proclamation . 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 ailixed. ~ Done at the city of Washington this twenty-seventh day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and , [sim;..] eightytwo, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventh. CHESTER A. ARTHUR. By the President: ' Fnmuc. T. Fnmnmerruxsniw, Secretary of State.