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Final Protocol at the Conclusion of the So-called Boxer Troubles in China in
CONVENTION ABOLISHING DROIT D'AUBAINE AND EMIGRATION Taxes.
Concluded May 27, 1846; ratification advised by the Senate July 21,
1846; ratified by the President July 23, 1846; ratifications exchanged October 13, 1846; proclaimed January 26, 1847.
I. Droit d'aubaine abolished.
V. Settlement of disputes. II. Inheritance of property.
VI. Convention to apply to property III. Disposal of personal property.
already inherited. IV. Property of absent heirs.
VII. Ratification. The United States of America and His Royal Highness the Duke of Nassau, having resolved, for the advantage of their respective citizens and subjects, to conclude a convention for the mutual abolition of the droit d'aubaine and taxes on emigration, have named for this purpose their respective Plenipotentiaries, namely:
The President of the United States of America has conferred full powers on Henry Wheaton, their Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at the Royal Court of Prussia, and His Royal Highness the Duke of Nassau upon his Minister Resident at the Royal Court of Prussia, Colonel and Chamberlain, Otto Wilhelm Carl von Roeder, comthur of the 1st class of the Ducal Order of Henry the Lion, etc., etc.;
Who, after having exchanged their said full powers, found in due and proper form, have agreed to and signed the following articles:
ARTICLE I. Every kind of droit d'aubaine, droit de retraite, and droit de détraction or tax on emigration is hereby and shall remain abolished between the two contracting parties, their States, citizens, and subjects, respectively.
Where, on the death of any person holding real property within the territories of one party, such real property would, by the laws of the land, descend on a citizen or subject of the other, were he not
This treaty terminated when Nassau was merged with Prussia by conquest in 1866. 24449—VOL 2-101