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deration has its sitting at Frankfort XVI. Diversity of Christian relion the Main; its opening is fixed gious faith in the States of the Gerfor the 1st of September 1815. manConfederation, can occasion no
IX. The first business of the difference in respect to the enjoyDiet, after its opening, will be ment of civil and political rights. the forination of the organic re- The Diet will take into considegulations of the Confederation, in ration in what way the civil ameregard to its external, military, lioration of the professors of the and internal relations,
Jewish religion may best be efX. Every Member of the Con- fected, and in particular, how the federation engages to assist in enjoyment of all civil rights in protecting not only all Germany, return for the performance of but every separate State of the all civil duties may be most league against any attack, and effectually secured to them in reciprocally to guarantee to each the States of the Confederation; other the whole of their posses- in the mean time the professors sions included within the Con- of this faith shall continue to federation.
enjoy the rights already extended Alter war has been once de- to them. clared by the Confederation, no XVIII. The confederate Princes member can enter into separate and free cities agree to secure to negociations with the enemy, nor the subjects of their Confederate conclude a separate armistice or States the following rights :peace.
a. The possession of landed Although the members possess property out of the State in which the right of alliance of every kind, they reside, without being sub, yet they bind themselves to enter jected to greater taxes or charges into no treaties hostile to the secu- than those of the native subjects rity of the Confederation, or to of such State. that of any Confederate State, b. The right of free emigra
The Members of the League tion from one German Confealso bind themselves not to make derate State to another, which war on each other under any pre- shall consent to receive them for text, nor to decide their differ- subjects ; and also the right of ences by force, but to bring them entering into the civil or miliunder the consideration and deci- tary service of any such Consion of the Diet.
federate State; both rights, how
ever, to be enjoyed only in so far as Besides the preceding articles, no previous obligation to military there are a variety of others re- service in their native country lating to the internal regulations shall stand in the way. of Germany, of which the fol- c. The Diet on its first meet, lowing are the most interest- ing shall occupy itself with the ing
formation of some uniform reXIII. In all the States of the gulations relative to the freedom Confederation a constitutional as- of the press, and the securing of sembly of the States-General shall the rights of authors and pub. be established,
ļishers against oppression.
XIX. The Members of the France, and all those who shall be Confederation also engage,
absent in the service of the the first meeting of the Diet, usurper, shall be considered as to take into consideration the state enemies and his adherents, and of commerce and intercourse be- their property shall be approtween the different States of the priated to the subsistence of the Confederation, as well as that of army. navigation, on the principles Given at head-quarters, at Valadopted by the Congress of plaquet, this 21st day of June, Vienna.
1815, The above act was concluded,
WELLINGTON. and signed at Vienna, on the Sth of June, 1815.
Buonaparte's Declaration to the
French People. Duke of Wellington's Proclama- Frenchmen !-In commencing tion.
war for maintaining the national I announce to the French that independence I relied on the I enter their territory at the head union of all efforts, of all wills, of an army already victorious, and the concurrence of all the not as an enemy (except of the national authorities. I had reaUsurper, the enemy of the human son to hope for success, and I race, with whom there can be braved all the declarations of the neither peace nor truce), but to Powers against me. aid them to shake off the iron Circumstances appear to me yoke by which they are oppressed. changed. I offer myself as a saI therefore give to my army the crifice to the hatred of the enesubjoined orders, and I desire mies of France. May they thatevery one who violates them prove sincere in their declaramay be made known to me. tions, and have really directed
The French know, however, them only against my power! that I have a right to require, that My political life is terminated, they conduct themselves in such a and I proclaim my son under tlie manner that I may be able to pro- title of Napoleon II. Emperor of tect them against those who would the French. seek to do them evil.
The present Ministers will They must, then, furnish the provisionally form the Council of requisitions that will be made of the Government. The interest them by persons authorised to which I take in my son induces make them, taking receipts in me to invite the Chambers to due form and order ; that they form without delay the Regency remain quietly at their homes, by a law. and have no correspondence or
Unite all for the public safety, communication with the Usurper in order to remain an independent or with his adherents.
nation. All those who shall absent
(Signed) NAPOLEON, themselves from their homes, after Paris, June 23, 1815. the entrance of the army into
If the pur
PROCLAMATION OF LOUIS XVII. all Europe. I had previously
consecrated it by my charter, and The King to the French People. I claim to add to that charter all
The gates of my kingdom at the guarantee which can secure last open before me; I hasten to the benefits of it. bring back my misled subjects, to The unity of ministry is the mitigate the calamities which I strongest that I can offer. I mean had wished to prevent, to place that it should exist, and that the myself a second time between the frank and firm march of my Allied and the French armies, in Council should guarantee all inthe hope that the feelings of con- terests and calm all inquietudes. sideration of which I may be the Some have talked latterly of object may tend to their preser- the restoration of tithes and vation. This is the only way in feudal rights. This fable, inwhich I have wished to take part vented by the common enemy, in the war. I have not permitted does not require confutation. It any Prince of my family to appear will not be expected that the in foreign ranks, and have chained King should stoop to refute cain the courage of those of my lumnies and lies : the success of servants who had been able to the treason has too clearly inrange themselves around me. dicated their source.
Returned to the soil of my chasers of national property have country, I take pleasure in speak- felt alarm, the Charter should ing confidence to my people. susfice to re-assure them. Did When I first re-appeared among I not myself propose to the Chamyou, I found men's minds agi- bers, and cause to be executed, tated, and heated by conflicting sales of such property? This proof passions. My views encountered of my sincerity is unanswerable. on every side nothing but diffi- In these latter times, my subculties and obstacles. My go-jects of all classes have given me vernment was liable to commit equal proofs of love and fidelity. errors : perhaps it did commit I wish them to know how senthem. There are times when the sibly I feel them, and that it is purest intentions are insufficient from among all Frenchmen I shall to direct, or sometimes they even delight to choose those who are to mislead.
approach my person and my family. Experience alone could teach; I wish to exclude from my it shall not be lost. All that can presence none but those whose save France is my wish.
celebrity is matter of grief to My subjects have learned by France, and of horror to Europe. cruel trials, that the principle of In the plot which they hatched, the legitimacy of Sovereigns is 1 perceive many of my subjects one of the fundamental bases of misled, and some guilty. social order,—the only one upon I promise—I who never prowhich, amidst a great nation, a nised in vain (all Europe knows wise and well-ordered liberty can it)-to pardon to misled Frenchbe established. This doctrine has men, all that has passed since the just been proclaimed as that of day when I quitted Lille, amidst
so many tears, up to the day when tain Britain and Ireland, and his I re-entered Cambrai, amidst so Majesty the Emperor of all the many acclamations.
Russias, in concert with their But the blood of my people has high allies, his Majesty the Emflowed, in consequence of a trea- peror of Austria and his Majesty son of which the annals of the the King of Prussia, considering world present no example. That that the grand object of their altreason has summoned foreigners liance, to ensure the future traninto the heart of France. Every quillity of Europe, and to estaday reveals to me a new disaster. blish a just equilibrium of power, I owe it, then, to the dignity of cannot be deemed to be commy crown, to the interest of my pletely accomplished, until the people, to the repose of Europe, arrangements concerning the to except from pardon the insti- state of possession of the diffegators and authors of this horrible rent countries composing it, shall plot. They shall be designated to have been definitively settled at the vengeance of the laws by the Congress, to be held agreeably the two Chambers, which I pro- to the 32d Article of the Treapose forthwith to assemble. ty of Peace signed at Paris the
Frenchmen, such are the senti- 30th of May, 1814, have judged ments which he brings among it necessary, conformably to the you, whom time has not been able Treaty of Chaumont of the 1st of to change, nor calamities fatigue, March of the same year, to keep nor injustice made to stoop. The still on foot a portion of their King, whose fathers reigned for armies, in order to give effect to eight centuries over yours, the above arrangements, and to turns to consecrate the remain- maintain order and tranquillity der of his days in defending and until the state of Europe shall be consoling you.
entirely re-established. Given at Cambrai, this 28th of The High Contracting Powers June, in the year of our Lord 1815, have in consequence appointed and of our reign the 21st. their Plenipotentiaries, namely, (Signed)
Louis. his Majesty the King of the UnitBy the King
ed Kingdom of Great Britain and (Signed) Prince TalleyRAND, Ireland, the Right Honourable Min. Sec. of S. for F. Affairs. Robert Stewart, Viscount Castle
reagh, one of his said Majesty's
most Hon. Privy Council, &c. Supplementary Convention be- and his Majesty the Emperor of tween his Britannic Majesty and all the Russias, Charles Robert the Emperor of all the Russias. Count de Nesselrode, his Privy Signed at London the 17th Counsellor, &c. who, after ex(29th of June, 1814.
changing their full powers, and CONVENTION.
finding them in good and due ( Translation.)
form, have agreed upon the fol, His Majesty the King of the lowing articles : United Kingdom of Great Bri
Art. 1. His Britannic Majesty
and his Majesty thc Emperor all The Plenipotentiaries on the the Russias engage to keep on a the part of Great Britain and Auswar establishment, until the de- tria were the Right Honourable finitive arrangement to be made Robert Stewart, Viscount Castleat the above Congress, an army reagh, and the Sieur Clement of seventy-five thousand troops, Wenceslas Lothaire, Prince of that is to say, sixty thousand in- Metternich, &c. &c. &c. fantry, and fifteen thousand ca- The Plenipotentiaries on the valry, together with a train of part of Great Britain and Prusartillery, and with equipments sia were the Right Honourable proportioned to the number of Robert Stewart, Viscount Castletroops, which number is equal to reagh, and Prince Charles Authat which his Imperial and royal gustus de Hardenberg, ChanApostolic Majesty the Emperor of cellor of State, Knight of the Austria and his Majesty the King Grand Order of the Black Eagle, of Prussia bind themselves to keep &c. &c. &c. on foot for the same purpose.
Art. II. His Britannic Majesty reserves to himself to furnish
PROCLAMATION. his contingent, conformably to We, William, by the Grace of the Ninth Article of the Treaty God, King of the Netherlands, of Chaumont of the 1st of March, Prince of Orange-Nassau, Grand 1914.
Duke of Luxemburg, &c. Article III. The High Con- When the government of Beltracting Parties, as well as their gium was given into our hands Majesties the Emperor of Aus- by the High Allied Powers, we tria and King of Prussia, en- had previously given our formal gage to employ these armies only adhesion to the conditions of the pursuant to a common plan, and Union of Belgium with the Unitconformably to the spirit, and for ed Provinces of the Netherlands, the object, of their alliance abore- which had been agreed upon at mentioned.
London by the Plenipotentiaries Article IV. The present Conven- of the said Powers, in the month tion shall be ratified, and the rati- of June, 1914, and of which the fications exchanged within two following is the tenor :months, or sooner, if possible.
Art. I. This union is to be inIn faith of which the respec- timate and complete, so that the tive Plenipotentiaries have signed two countries shall form one and the present Convention, and have the same state, governed by the affixed to it the seals of their Constitution already established arms,
in Holland, which shall be moDone at London the 29th of dified by common consent, June, One Thousand Eight Hun- cording to the state of dred and Fourteen.
things. (Signed) CASTLEREAGH.
2. No innovation shall be made (L. S.)
in the articles of this Constitu(Signed) NESSELRODE. tion, which ensure equal favour (LS.) and protection to all forms of