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volunteer companies of yagers be ritory of Mantua on the right formed ; and the landwehr (alled bank of the latter river, also the together. The youth of the chief province of the Valtelin, the coune classes of the citizens, from the ties of Chiavenna and Bormio, age of 20 upwards, are at liberty are incorporated with the Austo join either the landwehr first trian imperial dominions, and called out, or the yager corps of united for ever to them as an inthe regular army. Every young tegral part, man who has completed his 17th Animated with the most ardent year, may, if possessing the re- desire to confer on the inhabiquisite bodily strength, join the tants of these provinces and disarmy of his own choice. I pub- tricts an unequivocal proof of our lisha particular regulation on imperial affection, and the high this subject. Concerning the for- value we set upon this union, and mation of the single corps, and of also to give them an additional the landwehr, a notice will ap- guarantee for the close ties which pear in every province from the henceforth bind them to us, we constituted authorities.
have thought fit to create the “ Thus united, with all Eu- above mentioned provinces and rope in arais, we again enter the districts into a kingdom, by the lists against Napoleon Buona- title of the kingdom of Lombardy parte and his adherents. Arise, and Venice, and have, therefore, then, with God for your support, published these presents for the for the repose of the world, for purpose of making known to order, for morality, for your king every one this our Inperial deterand country.
mination. “ FREDERICK WILLIAM." [Here follow the Articles, 15 “ Vienna, April 7, 1815.
in number.—Among other provisions it appears, that the Iron
Crown and the Order with that Proclamation of the Emperor of Title are to be retained, that the Austria.
kingdom is to be governed by a
Viceroy, and divided into two GoVienna, April 14. vernments, of which Milan and, We, Francis the First, by the Venice shall be the capitals.]
Grace of God, Emperor of
Duke of Luxemburg, &c. &c. &c. &c. Archduke of Austria. In consequence of the treaties Art. 1. All those who manifest concluded with the Allied Powers, themselves partizans or instruand further Conventions conclud- ments of a certain foreign power, ed with them, the Provinces of whether by their discourse or by Lombardy and Venice, in their any action or document, and whole extent, as far as Lago Mag- finally, all those who attempt to giore, the river Ticino, and the create distrust or jealousies Po, together with part of the ter- amongst the inhabitants, to pro
mote disunion or disturbance, to copy of any decree executed to excite disorder and sedition, by our Commissary General of Juspersuading the people to rebellion tice. in the streets and public places, (The same proclamation orders or by any other act inconsistent that its several decrees be pubwith good order, according to the lished in the papers of the day; enormity and circumstances of and commands the Commissaries the offence, shall be punished, se- General, and other authorities, parately or collectively, by being to see to their prompt and strict exposed for from one hour to six, execution.) by privation of their rank, by Dated Brussels, April 20, 1815, marks of ignominy, by imprison- and the second year of our reign. ment from one hour to ten, and
(Signed) by a fine of from 100 to 10,0000
2. In case of crimes not mentioned in the preceding article, Additional Convention (concluded those who may have rendered at Vienna April 30, 1815,) to themselves culpable by disturbing the Treaty between his Britannic the public repose, is well as their
Majesty and his Majesty the accomplices, shall be condemned,
King of Prussia, &c. signed besides being fined, to hard la- March 25, 1915 :bour for a certain time, to be marked.
ARTICLE 3. Á special court, composed
His Britannic Majesty engages of eight counsellors, selected from to furnish a subsidy of five milour superior court of justice at lions sterling, for the service of Brussels, of the Attorney-General, the year ending on the 1st of or one of the Advocates General, April, 1816, to be divided in who fill the functions of the pub- equal proportions amongst the lic officers, and of the registrar of three powers, namely, between the court, is specially charged to his Majesty the King of Prussia, take cognizance of, and pass judg- his Majesty the Emperor of Ausment on, all crimes and misde- tria, King of Hungary and Bohemeanours on the process issued mia, and his Majesty the Empeby our Attorney-General.
ror of all the Russias. The sub4. The process takes placesidy above stipulated of five milwithout delay, or any previous in- lions sterling shall be paid in formation by the Judge of In- London by monthly instalments struction; these decrees shall not and in equal proportions, to the be open to appeal, nor can they Ministers of the respective powe be repealed.
ers, duly authorised to receive *5. These decrees shall be put the same, The first payment into execution 24 hours after their thereof, to become due on the being pronounced.
first day of May next, and to be Our Attorney-General is charg- made immediately upon the exed with their execution; and change of the ratifications of this with transmitting an accurate present additional convention. In
ease peace should take place, or firm and vigorous assistance of be signed between the Allied my august allies animates and Powers and France, before the supports me. expiration of the said year, the I put myself in march at the subsidy calculated upon the scale head of an army, not like usurpof five millions sterling, shall be ers, to deceive and disturb napaid up to the end of the month tions, or like adventurers, to carry in which the definitive treaty shall off, in the disorder of the tempest have been signed; and his Bri- and the shipwreck, that which tannic Majesty promises in addi- the calm could not procure for tion, to pay to Russia four months, them. I return to the bosom of and to Austria and to Prussia two my dear family: I bring to it months, over and above the stie consolation and peace : I come to pulated subsidy, to cover the ex- restore its ancient serenity, and penses of the return of their to efface the recollection of all troops within their own frontiers. past evils.
The present additional conven- No, you are not made to carry tion shall have the same force and the flame of revolt among those effect as if it were inserted word who are not your enemies. You for word in the treaty of the 25th are not made to debase yourselves of March.
by that sort of greatness which is It shall be ratified, and the ra- born of destruction and of terror, tification shall be exchanged as The history of your ancestors is far soon as possible.
more glorious. You, descendants In faith of which the respective of the Bruttians, the Campanians plenipotentiaries have signed it, and the Samnites, you should and have affixed thereunto the cause to tremble those foreign seals of their arins.
disturbers of your prosperity, and Done at Vienna this 30th day your internal tranquillity: but of April, in the year of our Lord never could you be the instru1815.
ments of their ambition, or the (L. S.) CLANCARTY. victims of their artifices. Your (L.S.) Le Prince de Har- children should not perish in fro.
zen climates. It is for you alone (L. S.) Le Baron De Hum to enjoy your substances, the
fruits of your labours, and the produce of your happy climate.
Neapolitans, come and throw Proclamation of Ferdinand IV. yourselves into my arms. I was
King of the Two Sicilies, &c. to born among you; I know, I apthe Neapolitans.
preciate your habits, your charac
ter, and your manners. I desire At length I reascend the throne only to give you the most strikof Naples. Every thing concurs ing proofs of my paternal love, to make my return happy. Your and to make the new period of unanimous wishes recall me. The my government the most fortugeneral wish of the Great Powers nate epoch of the well-being and renders justice to iny rights. The happiness of our commun coun
try. One single day should dissi- To all our subjects, greeting, pate all the misfortunes of many France, free and respected, was years. The most sacred, the most enjoying, by our care, the peace invariable pledges of moderation, and prosperity which had been of gentleness, of reciprocal confi- restored to it, when the escape of dence, and of entire union will be Napoleon Buonaparte from the the guarantees of your tranquillity. Island of Elba, and his appear
Neapolitans, second with all ance on the French territory, seyour efforts an enterprize whose duced to revolt the greatest part object is so great, so just, so be- of the army. Supported by this nevolent, and which enters into illegal force, he has made usurpathe common cause of Europe, tion and tyranny succeed to the of which all enlightened nations equitable empire of the laws. have undertaken the defence with The efforts and the indignation immense forces.
of our subjects, the majesty of I promise you that I will not the throne, and that of the napreserve the least recollection of tional representation, have yielded all the faults committed by what to the violence of a mutinous solever person, without any excep- diery, whom treacherous and pertion, against the duties of fidelity. jured leaders have seduced by detowards me, during my absence ceitful hopes. from this kingdom, at whatever This criminal success having time committed, whether after excited in Europe just alarms, my first or second departure. An formidable armies have been put impenetrable and eternal veil shall in march towards France, and all cover all past actions and opinions. the Powers have decreed the de
With this view I promise, in struction of the tyrant. the most solemn manner, and on Our first care, as our first duty, my sacred word, the most com- has been to cause a just and neplete, most extensive, and general cessary distinction to be recogamnesty, and an eternal oblivion. nised between the disturber of the
I promise to preserve to all in- peace and the oppressed French dividuals, Neapolitan and Sicilian, nation. who serve in the armies by land Faithful to the principles which or sea, all the pay, the rank, and have always guided them, the Sumilitary honours which they now vereigns, our Allies, have declared enjoy.
their intention to respect the inMay God, the witness of the dependence of France, and to guarectitude and sincerity of my in- rantee the integrity of its territentions, deign to bless them with tory. They have given us the success.
FERDINAND. most solemn assurances, that they Palermo, May 1, 1915. will not interfere in the internal
government, and it is on these
conditions we have resolved to acDECLARATION.
cept their generous assistance.
The usurper has in vain atLouis, by the Grace of God, tempted to sow dissentions among King of France and Navarre.- them, and, by a feigned modera
tion, to disarm their just resent- bled Europe has devoted to public ment. His whole life has for vengeance. All the Powers know ever deprived him of the power of the dispositions of France. We imposing upon good faith. De- are assured of their amicable spairing of the success of his ar- views and of their support. tifices, he seeks, for the second Frenchmen! seize the means of time, to precipitate with himself deliverance which are offered to into the abyss, the nation over your courage. Rally round your which he causes terror to reign; King, your father, the defender he renews all the departments of of all your rights-hasten to him administration in order to fill to assist him in saving you, to them wholly with men sold to his put an end to a revolt, the protyrannical projects; he disorga- longation of which might become nizes the National Guard, whose fatal to our country, and by the blood he intends to lavish in a punishment of the author of so sacrilegious war; he begins to many evils, to accelerate the era abolish rights which have been of a general reconciliation. long since abolished; he convokes Given at Ghent, the 2d day of a pretended Field of May to mul- the month of May, in the year of tiply the accomplices of his usur- our Lord 1815, and the 20th year pation; he promises to proclaim of our reign. there, in the midst of bayonets,
(Signed) a derisory imitation of that consti
Louis. tution, which, after 25 years of disorders and calamities, had, for the first time, founded on a solid
SWITZERLAND. basis the liberty and the happi- Note delivered to the Diet by the ness of France. Finally, he has consummated the greatest of all
Ministers of the Four Great Poucrimes towards our subjects, by
ers, which was read in the Sitting
of the 12th of May. attempting to separate them from their Sovereign, to tear them away
“ From the moment that Buofrom our family, whose existence, naparte returned to France, all which for so many ages has been Switzerland resolved by an unaidentified with that of the nation nimous and energetic determi, itself, is still at this moment the nation to take up arms to defend only thing that can guarantee the its frontiers, and to keep off those stability of the legitimacy of the disorders of all kinds with which government, the rights and the Europe is menaced by the return liberty of the people, the mutual of this Usurper. interests of France and of Eu- “This measure, which fully dis. хоре.
played the energy of the Diet, In these circumstances we rely and the wisdom of its delibera: with entire confidence on the sen- tions, was perfectly in harmony timents of our subjects, who can- with the sentiments of all Europe, not fail to perceive the dangers which openly applauded the conand the miseries to which they are duct of a people, who, though exposed by a man whom assem- the nearest to the danger, was