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Page 620 - this thirty-first day of March, in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, and of Kayei the seventh year, third month, and third day." " In faith whereof, we, the respective plenipotentiaries of the United States of America and the empire of Japan, aforesaid, have signed and sealed these presents.
Page 670 - Article LIX. Trials shall be conducted and judgments rendered publicly. When, however, there exists any fear that such publicity may be prejudicial to peace and order, or to the maintenance of public morality, the public trial may be suspended, either in accordance with the law bearing on the subject or by decision of the court concerned.
Page 668 - XXVIII. Japanese subjects shall, within limits not prejudicial to peace and order, and not antagonistic to their duties as subjects, enjoy freedom of religious belief. Article XXIX. Japanese subjects shall, within the limits of
Page 670 - All laws, public ordinances, and imperial rescripts, of whatever kind, that relate to the affairs of the state, require the counter-signature of a minister of state. Article LV. The respective ministers of state shall give their advice to the emperor, and be responsible for it.
Page 181 - to Rumania was sanctioned. This artificial division of the Bulgarian nation could scarcely be regarded as possessing elements of permanence. It was provided that the prince of Bulgaria should be freely elected by the population, and confirmed by the Sublime Porte with the assent of the powers, and that, before his election, an assembly of Bulgarian notables, convoked at
Page 620 - government for that purpose. It is stipulated, however, that the ships of the United States shall be permitted to carry away whatever articles they are unwilling to exchange. "ARTICLE VIII.—Wood, water, provisions, coal, and goods required shall only be procured through the agency of Japanese officers appointed for that purpose, and in no other manner. "ARTICLE
Page 668 - Article XXI. Japanese subjects are amenable to the duty of paying taxes, according to the provisions of law. Article XXIII. No Japanese subject shall be arrested, detained, tried, or punished, except according to law. Article XXV. Except in the cases provided for in the law, the house of no Japanese subject shall be entered or searched without his permission. Article
Page 619 - or Hakodate, and hand them over to their countrymen appointed to receive them. Whatever articles the shipwrecked men may have preserved shall likewise be restored; and the expenses incurred in the rescue and support of Americans and Japanese who may thus be thrown upon the shores of either nation are not to be refunded.
Page 669 - The duration of an extraordinary session shall be determined by imperial order. Article XLV. When the house of representatives has been ordered to dissolve, the election of new members shall be ordered by imperial decree, and the new house shall be convoked within five months from the day of dissolution. Article
Page 619 - United States, temporarily living at Shimoda and Hakodate, shall not be subject to such restrictions and confinement as the Dutch and Chinese are at Nagasaki ; but shall be free at Shimoda to go where they please within the limits of seven Japanese miles (or n) from a small island in the