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the which sums added together, other names, as often as they shall will amount to the sum total of judge necessary. payment due each day.
10. The deposit of these in6. The Allied Powers con- scriptions shall be confided to one vinced that it as much their Treasurer named by the Allied interest as that of France, that Powers, and to another named by too considerable a sum of Bons au the French Government. Porteur should not be issued at 11. There shall be a mixed. once, agree, that there never shall Commission, composed of an equal be in circulation Bons for more number on both sides, of Allied than fifty millions of francs at a and French Commissioners, who time.
shall examine, every six montbs, 7. No interest shall be paid the state of the payments, and by France for the delay of five shall regulate the balance. The years, which the Allied Powers Bons of the Treasury paid, shall allow to her for the payment constitute the payments ; those of the seven hundred millions of which shall not yet have been francs.
presented to the Treasury of 8. On the 1st of January, France, shall enter into the ac1816, there shall be made over count of the subsequent balance ; by France to the Allied Powers, those also which shall have fallen as a guarantee for the regularity due, been presented, and not paid, of the payment, a fund of in- shall constitute the arrear, and terest inscribed in the Grand the sum of inscriptions to be apLivre of the Public Debt of France, plied at the market price of the of seven millions of francs, on a day, to cover the deficit. As soon capital of one hundred and forty as that operation shall have taken millions.
place, the Bons unpaid shall be This fund of interest shall be given up to the French Commisused to make good, if there should sioners, and the mixed Combe need of it, the deficiences in mission shall order the treasurers the Acceptances of the French to pay over the sum so deterGovernment, and to render the mined upon, and the treasurers payments equal, at the end of shall be authorized and obliged every six months, to the Bons au to pay it over to the CommisPortcur, which shall have fallen sioners of the Allied Powers, who due, as shall be hereafter, de- shall dispose of it as they shall tailed,
9. This fund of interest shall 12. France engages to replace be inscribed in the name of such immediately in the hands of the persons as the Allied Powers shall treasurers, an amount of inscrippoint out; but these persons can- tions equal to that which may not be the holders of the inscrip- have been made use of, according tions, except in the case provided to the foregoing article, in order for in the eleventh article ensu- that the fund stipulated in the ing. The Allied Powers further eighth article may be always kept reserve to themselves, the right at its full amount. to transfer the inscriptions to 13. France shall pay an inte
rest of five per cent. per annum principal Treaty, and of the prefrom the date of the Bons au sent Convention. Porteur falling due, upon all such Done at Paris this 20th day of Bons, the payment of which may November, in the year of our have been delayed by the act of Lord, 1815. France.
(Signed) (L.S.) CASTLEREAGI. 14. When the first six hundred
(L.S.) Wellington. millions of francs shall have been (Signed) (L.S.) Richelieu. paid, the Allies, in order to accelerate the entire liberation of France, will accept, should it be Extract of a Protocol for regulating agreeable to the French Govern- the Dispostions relative to the ment, the fund mentioned in the Territories and Places ceded by 8th Article at the market price of France, by Articles 1, 2, and 3, of that day, to such an amount as Treaty. will be equal to the remainder The Ministers of the Imperial due of the seven hundred mil. and Royal Courts of Austria, of lions.
Russia, of Great Britain, and of France will only have to fur. Prussia, having taken into connish the difference, should any sideration the measures become exist.
necessary by those arrangements 15. Should this plan not be with France which are to termiconvenient to France, the hun- nate the present war,
have agreed dred millions of francs, which to lay down in the present Prowould remain due, may be dis- tocol, the dispositions relative to charged in the manner pointed the territorial cessions to be made out in the 2d, 3d, 4th, and 5th by France, and to the contribuArticles; and after the complete tions destined for strengthening payment of the seven hundred the line of defence of the bors millions, the inscriptions stipu- dering States. lated for in the 8th Article shal Art. 1.-Kingdom of the Low be returned to France.
Countries. Considering that his 16. The French Government Majesty the King of the Low engages to execute, indepen- Countries ought to participate in dently of the pecuniary indemnity a just proportion in the advantages stipulated by the present Conven- resulting from the present artion, all the engagements stipu- rangement with France, and conlated for in the special Conven- sidering the state of his frontiers tions concluded with the different on the side of that country, it is powers and their Co-Anies, re- agreed, that the districts which lative to the cloathing and equip- formed part of the Belgic Proment of their armies, and en- vinces, of the Bishopric of Liege, gages for the exact deliverance and of the Duchy of Bouillon, as and payment of the Bon and Man. well as the towns of Philippeville dats arising from the said Con- and Marienbourg, with their terventions, in as far as they shall ritories, which France is to cede not have been already discharged to the Allies, shall be assigned to at the time of the signature of the his Majesty the King of the Low Vol. LVII.
Countries, Countries, to be united to his do- Majesty may dispose of his posininions.
sessions on the left bank of the His Majesty the King of the Rhine in the territorial arrangeLow Countries shall receive, more- ments with Bavaria, and other over. out of that part of the French States of the Germanic Confederacontribution which is destined to- tion. wards strengthening the line of 4. Helvetic Confederation, defence of the States bordering Versoix, with that part of the upon France, the sum of sixty Pays de Gex which is to be ceded millions of francs, which shall be by France, shall be united to Switlaid out in fortifying the frontiers zerland, and form part of the canof the Low Countries, in confor- ton of Geneva. mity with the plans and regula- The neutrality of Switzerland tions which the Powers shall settle shall be extended to that terri. in this respect.
tory, which is placed north of a It is besides agreed, that in con- line to be drawn from Ugina, sideration of the advantages which including that town) to the niouth His Majesty the King of the Low of the Lake of Annecy, and from Countries will derive from these thence to the Lake of Bourget, dispostions, both in the increase as far as the Rhone, in the same of, and in the means for defend- manner as it has been extended ing his territory ; that that pro- to the provinces of Chablis and portion of the pecuniary indem-, Faucigny, by the 92d Article of nity payable by France to which the final Act of the Congress of his said Majesty might lay claim Vienna. shall serve towards putting the 5. Sardinia. - In order that indemnities of Austria and Prus. his Majesty the King of Sardisia on the level of a just pro- nia may participate, in a just portion.
proportion, in the advantages re2. Acquisitions of Prussia. sulting from the present arrangeThe districts which, by the new ment with France, it is agreed, treaty of France, will be detach- that the portion of Savoy which ed from the French territory in remained to France in virtue of the department of the Sarre and the Treaty of Paris of the 30th of the Moselle, including the for- May, 1814, shall be re-united to tress of Saule-Louis, shall be the dominions of his said Maymited to the dominions of the jesty, with the exception of the King of Prussia.
Commune of St. Julian, which 3. Acquisitions of Austria.- shall be given up to the Canton The territories which France is of Geneva. to cede in the department of the The Cabinets of the Allied Lower Rbine, including the town Courts will use their good offices and fortress of Landau, shall le for inducing his Sardinian Maunited to those possessions on jesty to cede to the Canton of Gethe left bank of the Rhine, which neva the Communes of Chesne, devolve to his lunperial and Royal Thonex, and some others necesApostolic Minjesty by the final act sary for disengaging the Swiss of the Congress of Vicmm. His
territory of Jassy from the effects
of the retrocession, by the Canton of Geneva, of that territory situated between the road of
To his Excellency the Duc de
Richelieu. Euron and the lake, which had been ceded by his Sardinian Ma- The Allied Sovereigns having jesty, by the Act of the 29th of confided to Marshal the Duke of March, 1815.
Wellington the command in The French Government hav- chief of those of their troops, ing consented to withdraw its lines which, according to the 5th Arof Custom and Excise from the ticle of the Treaty, concluded this frontiers of Switzerland, on the day with France, are to remain side of the Jura, the Cabinets of in this country during a certain the Allied Powers will employ number of years, the undersigned their good offices for inducing his Ministers, &c. &c. &c. think it Sardinian Majesty to withdraw, their duty to give some explanain like manner, his lines of Cus- tion to his Excellency the Duke tom and Excise, on the side of de Richelieu as to the nature and Savoy, at least upwards of a league extent of the powers attached to from the Swiss frontiers, and on this cominand. the outside of the great road of Although chiefly guided with Saleve, and of the mountains of respect to this measure, by moSion and of Waache.
tives tending to the safety and His Majesty the King of Sar- welfare of their subjects, and bedinia shall receive, moreover, outing very far from having any inof that part of the French con- tention of employing their troops tribution which is destined for in aid of the Police, or of the inthe strengthening the line of de- ternal Administration of France, fence of the States bordering upon or in any manner that might France, the sum of ten millions compromise or interfere with of francs, which is to be laid out the free exercise of the Royal in fortifying his frontiers, in con- authority in this country, the formity with the plans and regu- Allied Sovereigns have, however, lations which the Powers shall in consideration of the high intesettle in this respect.
rest which they take in supportIt is likewise agreed, that, in ing the power of legitimate Soveconsideration of the advantages reigns, promised to his most Chriswhich his Sardinian Majesty will tian Majesty to support him with derive from these dispositions, their arms against every revoluboth in the extension and in the tionary convulsion which might means, for defending his terri- tend to orerthrow by force, the ortory, that part of the pecuniary der of things at present establishindemnity payable by France, to ed, and to menace, also, again, the which his said Majesty might lay general tranquillity of Europe. claim, shall serve towards putting They do not, however, dissemble, the indemnities of Austria and that in the variety of forms under Prussia on the level of a just pro- which the revolutionary spirit portion.
might again manifest itself in
France, doubts "might arise as readily recognise in these ar to the nature of the case which rangements the same characmight call for the intervention of ter and the same principles, a foreign force; and feeling the which have been manifested in difficulty of framing any instruc- concerting and adapting the meations precisely applicable to each sures of the military occupaparticular case, the Allied So- tions of a part of France. They vereigns have thought it better to carry with them also, on quitting leave it to the tried prudence and this country, the consoling perdiscretion of the Duke of Wel- suasion, that notwithstanding the lington, to decide when and how elements of disorder which France far it may be advisable to em- may still contain, the effect of ploy the troops under his orders, revolutionary events, a wise and always supposing that he would paternal government proceednot in any case so determine ing in a proper manner to tranwithout having concerted his mea- quillize and conciliate the minds sures with the King of France, or of the people, and abstaining without giving information as from every act, contrary to such soon as possible to the Allied So
å system, may not only succceed vereigns, of the motives which in maintaining the public tranmay have induced him to come to quillity, but also in the re-estasuch a determination. And, as blishing universal union and conin order to guide the Duke of fidence, relieving likewise, as Wellington in the choice of his much as the proceedings of the arrangements, it will be impor-. Government can effect it, the tant that he should be correctly Allied Powers, from the paininformed of the events which may ful necessity of having recourse occur in France, the Ministers of to those measures, which, in the Four Allied Courts, accredited case of any new convulsion, to his most Christian Majesty, would be imperiously prescribed have received orders to maintain to them by the duty of providing à regular correspondence with the for the safety of their own subDuke of Wellington, and to pro- jects, and the general tranquillity vide at the same time for an in- of Europe, &c. termediateone between the French The under-signed have the hoGovernment and the Commander nour, &c. in Chief of the Allied Troops, (Signed)
METTERNICH. for the purpose of transmitting
CASTLEREAGH. to the French Government the
HARDENBERG. communications which the Duke
CAPO D'ISTRIA. of Wellington may have occasion
Paris, Nov. 20, 1815. to address to it, and of communicating to the Marshal the sugges- Note addressed by the Ministers of tions or requistions which the the Four United Courts to the Court of France may wish in Duke of Richelieu, on the 20th future to make to him. The un- of November. der-signed flatter themselves that The undersigned, Ministers the Duke de Richelieu will of the United Cabinets, have the