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Art. 3. The High Contracting against the enterprizes of BuonaParties reciprocally engage not to parte and his adherents, his most lay down their arms but by com- Christian Majesty shall be spemon consent, nor before the ob- cially invited to accede hereunto ; ject of the war, designated in the and, in the event of his Majesty's first article of the present Treaty, requiring the forces stipulated in shall have been attained; nor the second article, to make known until Buonaparte shall have been what assistance circumstances will rendered absolutely unable to allow him to bring forward in create disturbance, and to renew furtherance of the object of the his attempts for possessing himself present Treaty. of the supreme power in France. Art. 4. The present Treaty be

SEPARATE ARTICLE. ing principally applicable to the As circumstances might prevent present circumstances, the sti- his Majesty the King of the Unitpulations of the Treaty of Chau- ed Kingdom of Great Britain and mont, and particularly those con- Ireland from keeping constantly tained in the sixteenth article of in the field the number of troops the same, shall be again in force, specified in the ed Article, it is as soon as the object actually in agreed that his Britannic Maview shall have been attained. jesty shall have the option, either

Art. 5. Whatever relates to of furnishing his contingent in the command of the combined men, or of paying at the rate of armies, to supplies, &c. shall be thirty pounds sterling per anregulated by a particular Conven- num for each cavalry soldier, and tion.

twenty pounds per annum for Art. 6. The High Contracting each infantry soldier, that may be Parties shall be allowed respec- wanting to complete the number tively to accredit to the Generals stipulated in the 2d Article. commanding their armies, Offi

MEMORANDUM. cers, who shall have the liberty of corresponding with their Go- Foreign Office, April 25, 1815. vernments, for the purpose of The Treaty of which the subgiving information of military stance is above given, has been events, and of every thing re- ordered to be ratified, and it has lating to the operations of the been notified on the part of the army.

Prince Regent to the High ConArt.7. The engagements entered tracting Parties, that it is his into by the present Treaty, hav- Royal Highness's determination, ing for their object the main- acting in the name and on the betenance of the general peace, the half of his Majesty, to direct the High Contracting Parties agree said ratifications to be exchanged to invite all the Powers of Europe in due course, against similar to accede to the same.

acts on the part of the respecArt. 8. The present Treaty hav- tive powers, under an explaing no other end in view but to natory declaration of the folsupport France or any other lowing tenour as to Article 8, country wlrich may be invaded, of the said Treaty :

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DECLARATION.

specting the 8th Article of the : The undersigned, on the ex- Treaty of the 25th of March last, change of the Ratification of the has received orders to declare, Treaty of the 25th of March last, that the interpretation given to that on the part of his Court, is here- article by the British Government by commanded to declare, that is entirely conformable to the the Sth article of the said Treaty, principles by which his Iinperial wherein his most Christian Ma- Majesty proposes to regulate his jesty is invited to accede, un policy during the present war. der certain stipulations, is to be

'The Emperor, although irrevocunderstood as binding the Con- ably resolved to direci all his eftracting Parties, upon the prin- forts against the usurpation of ciples of mutual security, to a Napoleon Buonaparte, as that common effort against the power object is expressed in the 3d of Napoleon Buonaparte, in pur. Article, and to act in that resuance of the 3d article of the spect in the most perfect concert said Treaty; but is not to be un

with his allies, is nevertheless derstood as binding his Britannic convinced, that the duty imposed Majesty to prosecute the war, upon him by the interest of his with a view of imposing upon subjects, as well as the prinFrance any particular

government. ciples by which he is guided, However solicitous the Prince would not permit him to engage Regent must be to see his most to prosecute the war for the purChristian Majesty restored to the pose of imposing a form of gothrone, and however anxious he vernment on France. is to contribute in conjunction

Whatever wishes his Majesty with his allies, to so auspicious an the Emperor may form, to see event, he nevertheless deems him- his most Christian Majesty reself called upon to make this de- placed upon the throne, and whatclaration, on the exchange of the ever may be his constant solicitude, ratifications, as well in considera- to contribute, conjointly with his tion of what is due to his most allies, to the attainment of so desirChristian Majesty's interests in able an object; his Majesty has neFrance, as in conformity to the vertheless thought it right to anprinciples upon which the British swer by this explanation, the declaGovernment has invariably re

ration which his Excellency Lord gulated its conduct.

Castlereagh has transmitted on the exchange of the ratification,

and which the undersigned on his STATE PAPER,

part is fully authorised to accept. Referring to the preceding Declat

METTERNICH. ration.

Vienna, May 9, 1815. The undersigned Minister of State and of Foreign Affairs of his Majesty the Emperor of Aus- Proclamation of the King of Naples: tria, having informed his august

Rimini, March 31, 1815. master of the communication made Italians !--The moment is come to him by Lord Castlereagh, re- when great destinies may be acVol. LVII.

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complished.

Art. 3. The High Contracting against the enterprizes of BuonaParties reciprocally engage not to parte and his adherents, his most lay down their arms but by com- Christian Majesty shall be spemon consent, nor before the ob- cially invited to accede hereunto ; ject of the war, designated in the and, in the event of his Majesty's first article of the present Treaty, requiring the forces stipulated in shall have been attained; nor the second article, to make known until Buonaparte shall have been what assistance circumstances will rendered absolutely unable to allow him to bring forward in create disturbance, and to renew furtherance of the object of the his attempts for possessing himself present Treaty. of the supreme power in France. Art. 4. The present Treaty be

SEPARATE ARTICLE. ing principally applicable to the As circumstances might prevent present circumstances, the sti- his Majesty the King of the Unitpulations of the Treaty of Chau- ed Kingdom of Great Britain and mont, and particularly those con- Ireland from keeping constantly tained in the sixteenth article of in the field the number of troops the same, shall be again in force, specified in the ed Article, it is as soon as the object actually in agreed that his Britannic Maview shall have been attained. jesty shall have the option, either

Art. 5. Whatever relates to of furnishing his contingent in the command of the combined men, or of paying at the rate of armies, to supplies, &c. shall be thirty pounds sterling per anregulated by a particular Conven- num for each cavalry soldier, and tion.

twenty pounds per annum for Art. 6. The High Contracting each infantry soldier, that may be Parties shall be allowed respec- wanting to complete the number tively to accredit to the Generals stipulated in the 2d Article. commanding their armies, Offi

MEMORANDUM. cers, who shall have the liberty of corresponding with their Go- Foreign Office, April 25, 1815. vernments, for the purpose of The Treaty of which the subgiving information of military stance is above given, has been events, and of every thing re- ordered to be ratified, and it has lating to the operations of the been notified oi the part of the army.

Prince Regent to the High ConArt.7. The engagements entered tracting Parties, that it is his into by the present Treaty, hav- Royal Highness's determination, ing for their object the main- acting in the name and on the betenance of the general peace, the half of his Majesty, to direct the High Contracting Parties agree said ratifications to be exchanged to invite all the Powers of Europe in due course, against similar to accede to the same.

acts on the part of the respecArt. 8. The present Treaty hav- tive powers, under an explaing no other end in view but to natory declaration of the folsupport France or any other lowing tenour as to Article 8, country which may be invaded, of the said Treaty :

DECLA

DECLARATION.

specting the 8th Article of the The undersigned, on the ex- Treaty of the 25th of March last, change of the Ratification of the has received orders to declare, Treaty of the 25th of March last, that the interpretation given to that on the part of his Court, is here- article by the British Government by commanded to declare, that is entirely conformable to the the Sth article of the said Treaty, principles by which his Imperial wherein his most Christian Ma- Majesty proposes to regulate his jesty is invited to accede, un

policy during the present war. der certain stipulations, is to be The Emperor, although irrevocunderstood as binding the Con- ably resolved to direct all his eftracting Parties, upon the prin- forts against the usurpation of ciples of mutual security, to a Napoleon Buonaparte, as that common effort against the power

object is expressed in the 3d of Napoleon Buonaparte, in pur. Article, and to act in that resuance of the 3d article of the spect in the most perfect concert said Treaty; but is not to be un

with his allies, is nevertheless derstood as binding his Britannic convinced, that the duty imposed Majesty to prosecute the war,

upon him by the interest of his with a view of imposing upon subjects, as well as the prinFrance any particular government. ciples by which he is guided, However solicitous the Prince

would not permit him to engage Regent must be to see his most to prosecute the war for the purChristian Majesty restored to the pose of imposing a form of gothrone, and however anxious he vernment on France. is to contribute in conjunction

Whatever wishes his Majesty with his allies, to so auspicious an the Emperor may form, to see event, he nevertheless deems him- bis most Christian Majesty reself called upon to make this de- placed upon the throne, and whatclaration, on the exchange of the ever may be his constant solicitude, ratifications, as well in considera- to contribute, conjointly with his tion of what is due to his most allies, to the attainment of so desirChristian Majesty's interests in able an object; his Majesty has neFrance, as in conformity to the vertheless thought it right to anprinciples upon which the British swer by this explanation, the declaGovernment has invariably re

ration which his Excellency Lord gulated its conduct.

Castlereagh has transmitted on the exchange of the ratification,

and which the undersigned on his STATE PAPER,

part is fully authorised to accept. Referring to the preceding Declar

METTERNICH. ration.

Vienna, May 9, 1815. The undersigned Minister of State and of Foreign Affairs of his Majesty the Emperor of Aus- Proclamation of the King of Naples : tria, having informed his august Rimini, March 31, 1815. master of the communication made Italians !—The moment is come to him by Lord Castlereagh, re- when great destinies may be acVOL. LVII.

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complished.

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complished. Providence calls you them; let all citizens, friends of at last, to be an independent peo- their country, raise a gencrous ple. One cry echoes from the voice for liberty ; let the whole Alps to the Strait of Scylla force of the nation be drawn forth the independence of Italy. What in all its energy, and in every right have strangers to rob you form. The question to be deof independence, the first right cided is, whether Italy shall be and blessing of all people? What free, or shall remain for ages right have they to reign in your bent under the yoke of slavery, fertile plains, and to appro- Let the struggle be decisive, and priate to themselves your wealth, we shall have established to a disfor the purpose of transporting tant period the happiness of our it to countries where it did not finecountry,--that country, which originate? What right have they to though still torn and bleeding, is carry off your sons, to make them full of ardour and strength to serve, languish, and die, far from conquer its independence. The the tombs of your fathers? Is it enlightened men of all countries, that nature has in vain given you the nations which are worthy of the Alps for a bulwark, and the a liberal government, the Princes invincible discrepancy of your who are distinguished by the greatcharacter, a barrier still more in- ness of their character, will resurmountable ? No! no! let joice in your enterprise, will apevery foreign domination disap- plaud your triumphs. England, pear from the soil of Italy. -can she refuse you her suffrage?

Formerly masters of the world, that nation which holds out to you have expiated that fatal glory all others the model of a national by a servitude of 20 centuries. and constitutional government; Let it now be your glory to have that free people, whose finest title masters no longer. Every people to glory is to have shed its blood must keep within the liinits fixed and treasures for the independence to it by nature: the sea and inac- and liberty of nations ! cessible mountains,--these are Italians !-Having long invited your frontiers. Never think of and urged us by your wishes, you passing them; but expel the fo- were surprised at our inaction; reigner who passes them, and but the propitious moment was force him to confine himself with- not come; I had not yet rein his own. Eghty thousand ceived proofs of the perfidy of Italians at Naples hasten to you your enemies. It was necessary under the command of their King; that you should be convinced by they swear never to rest until recent experience, how false was Italy be free; and they have prov- the liberality of your present ed more than once, that they know masters, how deceitful and lying how to keep their oaths.

their promises. Fatal and de Italians of all countries !--Se- plorable experience! I call you cond their magnanimous efforts. to witness, brave and unfortunate Let those who have borne arms Italians of Milan, Bologna, Turin, resume them; let the raw youth Venice, Brescia, Modena, Reggio, accustom themselves to handle and so many other famous cities,

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