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NORTH GERMAN UNION.

Convention concluded February 22, 1868.

1704. ARTICLE I.

Citizens of the North German Confederation who become naturalized citizens of the United States of America, and shall have resided uninterruptedly within the United States five years, shall be held by the North German Confederation to be American citizens, and shall be treated as such.

Reciprocally, citizens of the United States of America who become naturalized citizens of the North German Confederation, and shall have resided uninterruptedly within North Germany five years, shall be held by the United States to be North German citizens, and shall be treated as such. The declaration of an intention to become a citizen of one or the other country has not for either party the effect of naturalization.

1705. ARTICLE II.

A naturalized citizen of the one party on return to the territory of the other party remains liable to trial and punishment for an action punishable by the laws of his original country and committed before his emigration; saving always the limitation established by the laws of his original country.

1706. ARTICLE III.

The convention for the mutual delivery of criminals, fugitives from justice, in certain cases, concluded between the United States on the one part, and Prussia and other States of Germany on the other part, the sixteenth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two, is hereby extended to all the States of the North German Confederation.

1707. ARTICLE IV.

If a German naturalized in America renews his residence in North Germany, without the intent to return to America, he shall be held to have renounced his naturalization in the United States. Reciprocally, if an American naturalized in North Germany renews his residence in the United States, without the intent to return to North Germany, he

hall be held to have renounced his naturalization in North Germany. he intent not to return may be held to exist when the person naturalred in the one country resides more than two years in the other country.

1708. ARTICLE V.

The present convention shall go into effect immediately on the exhange of ratifications, and shall continue in force for ten years. If either party shall have given to the other six months' previous notice of ts intention then to terminate the same, it shall further remain in force intil the end of twelve months after either of the contracting parties hall have given notice to the other of such intention.

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Citizens of the United States of America who have become, or shall become, and are, naturalized, according to law, within the British domin. ions as British subjects, shall, subject to the provisions of Article II, be held by the United States to be in all respects and for all purposes British subjects, and shall be treated as such by the United States.

Reciprocally, British subjects who have become, or shall become, and are, naturalized, according to law, within the United States of America as citizens thereof, shall, subject to the provisions of Article II, be held by Great Britain to be in all respects and for all purposes citizens of the United States, and shall be treated as such by Great Britain.

1710. ARTICLE II.

Such citizens of the United States as aforesaid, who have become and are naturalized within the dominions of Her Britannic Majesty as subjects, shall be at liberty to renounce their naturalization and to resume their nationality as citizens of the United States, provided that such renunciation be publicly declared within two years after the exchange of the ratification of the present convention.

Such British subjects as aforesaid, who have become and are naturalized as citizens within the United States, shall be at liberty to renounce

their naturalization and to resume their British nationality, provided that such renunciation be publicly declared within two years after the 12th day of May, 1870.

The manner in which this renunciation may be made and pablicly declared shall be agreed upon by the Governments of the respective countries.

1711. ARTICLE III. If any such citizen of the United States as aforesaid, naturalized within the dominions of Her Britannic Majesty, should renew his residence in the United States, the United States Government may, on his own application, and on such conditions as that Government may think fit to impose, readmit him to the character and privileges of a citizen of the United States, and Great Britain shall not, in that case, claim him as a British subject on account of his former naturalization.

In the same manner, if any such British subject as aforesaid, naturalized in the United States, should renew his residence within the dominions of Her Britannic Majesty, Her Majesty's Government may, on his own application, and on such conditions as that Government may think fit to impose, readmit him to the character and privileges of a British subject, and the United States shall not, in that case, claim him as a citizen of the United States on account of his former naturalization.

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Citizens of the parts of the Grand Duchy of Hesse not included in the North German Confederation who have become, or shall become, naturalized citizens of the United States of America, and shall have resided uninterruptedly within the United States five years, shall be held by the Grand Ducal Hessian Government to be American citizens, and shall be treated as such.

Reciprocally, citizens of the United States of America who have be. come, or shall become, naturalized citizens of the above-described parts of the Grand Duchy of Hesse, and shall have resided uninterruptedly rein five years, shall be held by the United States to be citizens of the and Duchy of Hesse, and shall be treated as such. The declaration of an intention to become a citizen of the one or the her country has not for either party the effect of naturalization.

1713. ARTICLE II.

A naturalized citizen of the one party, on return to the territory of e other party, remains liable to trial and punishment for an action inishable by the laws of his original country, and committed before s emigration, saving always the limitation established by the laws of s original country.

1714. ARTICLE III. The Convention for the mutual delivery of criminals, fugitives from astice, in certain cases, concluded between the United States of Amera and the Grand Duchy of Hesse on the 16th of June, 1852, remains in orce without change.

1715. ARTICLE IV.

If a Hessian, naturalized in America, but originally a citizen of the parts of the Grand Duchy not included in the North German Confederition, renews his residence in those parts without the intent to return o America, he shall be held to have renounced his naturalization in the United States.

Reciprocally, if an American naturalized in the Grand Duchy of Hesse (within the above-described parts), renews his residence in the United States without the intent to return to Hesse, he shall be held to have renounced his naturalization in the Grand Duchy.

The intent not to return may be held to exist when the person naturalized in the one country resides more than two years in the other country.

1716. ARTICLE V. The present Convention shall go into effect immediately on the exchange of ratifications, and shall continue in force for ten years. If neither party shall have given to the other six months' previous notice of its intention then to terminate the same, it shall further remain in force until the end of twelve months after either of the contracting parties shall have given notice to the other of such intention.

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MEXICO.

Convention concluded July 10, 1868. [This convention was terminated February 11, 1882, by notice given by Mexico, Fed

ruary 10, 1881.]

1717. ARTICLE I. Those citizens of the United States who have been made citizens o the Mexican Republic by naturalization, and have resided without inter ruption in Mexican territory five years, shall be held by the United State as citizens of the Mexican Republic, and shall be treated as such. Re ciprocally, citizens of the Mexican Republic who have become citizens a the United States, and who have resided uninterruptedly in the territory of the United States for five years, shall be held by the Republic o Mexico as citizens of the United States, and shall be treated as such The declaration of an intention to become a citizen of the one or the other country has not for either party the effect of naturalization. This arti cle shall apply as well to those already naturalized in either of the coun tries contracting as to those hereafter naturalized.

1718. ARTICLE II. Naturalized citizens of either of the contracting parties, on return to the territory of the other, remain liable to trial and punishment for ar action punishable by the laws of his original country and committed before his emigration; saving always the limitations established by hi! original country.

1719. ARTICLE III. The convention for the surrender in certain cases of criminals, fugi tives from justice, concluded between the United States of America of the one part, and the Mexican Republic on the other part, on the eleventh day of December, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, shall remain in full force without any alteration.

1720. ARTICLE IV. If a citizen of the United States naturalized in Mexico renews his resi dence in the United States without the intent to return to Mexico, bi shall be held to have renounced his naturalization in Mexico. Recipro cally, if a Mexican naturalized in the United States renews his residenct in Mexico without the intent to return to the United States, he shall be held to have renounced his naturalization in the United States.

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