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General Treaty of Vienna.

455 tually guarantee to each other such of their divides the two latter departments, until it possessions as are comprised in this union. reaches the Worm (a river falling into the

When war shall be declared by the con Roer), and goes along this river to the point federation, no member can open a separate where it again reaches the limit of these two negociation with the enemy, ror make peace, departments, pursues this limit to the south nor conclude an armistice, without the con of Hillensberg (the old department of the sent of the other members.

Roer), from whence it re-ascends to the north, The confederated States engage, in the and leaving Hillensberg to the right, and disame manner, nor to make war against each viding the canton of Sittard into two nearly other, on any pretext, nor to pursue their equal parts, so that Sittard and Susteren ie. differences by force of arms, but to submit main on the left, it reaches the old Dutch them to the diet, which will attempt a me. territory ; from whence, leaving this terridiation by means of a commission. If this tory to the left, it goes on following its eastshould not succeed, and a juridical sentence ern frontier to the point where it touches the becomes necessary, recourse shall be had 10 old Austrian principality of Gueldres, on the a well-organized Austregal Court (Austregal side of Ruremonde, and directing itself toinstanz), to the decision of which the con wards the most eastern point of the Dutch tending parties are to submit without appeal. territory, to the north of Swalmen, continues

LXIV. The articles comprised under the to inclose this territory. title of Particular Arrangements, in the act Lastly, setting out from the most eastern of the Germanic Confederation, as annexed point, it joins that part of the Dutch territory to the present general treaty, both in original in which Venloo is situated: that, town and and in a French translation, shall have the its territory being included within it. From same force and validity as if they were tex thence to the old Dutch frontier near Monk, tually inserted herein.

situated above Genep, the line follows the LXV, The ancient United Provinces of course of the Meuse, at such a distance from the Netherlands and the late Belgic Provin- the right bank, that all the places within a ces, both within the limits fixed by the fol. thousand Rhenish yards (Rheinlundische Rzlowing article, shall form, together with the then) from it shall belong, with their terricountries and territories designated in the tories, to the kingdom of the Netherlands; it same article, under the sovereignty of his being understood, however, as to the reciproRoyal Highness the Prince of Orange-Nas- city of this principle, that the Prussian terrisau, Sovereign Prince of the United Provinces, tory shall not at any point touch the Meuse, the kingdom of the Netherlands, hereditary or approach it within the distance of a thouin the order of the succession already esta. sand Rhenish yards. blished by the act of the constitution of the From the point where the line just dessaid united provinces.

cribed reaches the ancient Dutch frontier, as The title and the prerogatives of the royal far as the Rhine, this frontier shall remain esdignity are recognised by all the powers in the sentially the same as it was in 1795, between House of Orange-Nassau.

Cleves and the United Provinces. This line LXVI. The line comprising the territories shall be examined by a commission, which which compose the kingdom of the Nether- the governments of Prussia and the Netherlands, is determined in the following man

lands shall name without delay, for the purner :

pose of proceeding to the exact determinaIt leaves the sea, and extends along the tion of the limits, as well of the kingdom of frontiers of France on the side of the Nether- the Netherlands, as of the Grand Duchy of lands, as rectified and fixed by article III of Luxembourg, specified in Article LXVIII; the treaty of Paris of the 30th May 1814, to and this Commission, aided by professional the Meuse ; thence along the same frontiers persons, shall regulate every thing concernto the old limits of the. Duchy of Luxem- ing the hydrotechnical constructions, and bourg. From this point it follows the direc- other similar points, in the most equitable tion of the limits between that Duchy and manner, and the most conformable to the the ancient Bishopric of Liege,till it meets (to mutual interests of the Prussian states, and the south of Deiffelt) the western limits of of those of the Netherlands. This same arthat canton, and of that of Malmedy, to the rangement refers to the fixing of limits in the point where the latter reaches the limits be- districts of Kyfwaerd, Lobith, and in the tween the old departments of the Qurthe and whole territory as far as Kekerdom. the Roer; it then follows these limits, to 'The enclaves of Huissen, Malburg, Lywhere they touch those of the former French mers, with the town of Sevenaer and lordcanton of Eupen, in the Duchy of Limburg, ship of Weel, shall form a part of the kingand following the western limit of that can dom of the Netherlands; and his Prussian ton, in a northerly direction, leaving to the Majesty renounces them in perpetuity, for right a small part of the former French can himself, his heirs and successors. ton of Aubel, joins the point of contact of the LXVII. That part of the old Duchy of three old departments of the Ourthe, the Luxembourg which is comprised in the lic Lower Meuse, and the Roer ; parting again mits specified in the following article, is likefrom this point, this line follows that which wise ceded !o the Sovereign Prince of the

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(June 1, United Provinces, now King of the Nether. They shall assemble at Aix-la-Chapelle, s lands, to be possessed in perpetuity by him soon as the state of the war and other circunand his successors, in full property and sove- stances may admit of it, and their determreignty. The Sovereign of the Netherlands nation shall be made known within sú shall add to his titles that of Grand Duke of months from their first meeting. Luxembourg, his majesty reserving to him- In the interim, his Majesty the King di self the privilege of making such family ar- the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxem. rangement between the Princes his sons, re- bourg, shall hold in trust the property of the lative to the succession to the Grand Duchy, said part of the Duchy of Bouillon, in order as he shall think conformable to the in- that he may restore it, together with the reterests of his monarchy and to his paternal venues of the provincial administration, to intentions.

the competitor in whose favour the arbitraThe Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, ser- tors shall decide ; and his said Majesty shall ving as a compensation for the principalities indemnify him for the loss of the revenues of Nassau Dillenburg, Siegen, Hadamar and arising from the rights of Sovereignty, by Dietz, shall form one of the states of the means of some equitable arrangemeni.Should Garmanic confederation : and the Prince, the restitution fail to Prince Charles of RoKing of the Netherlands, shall enter into the han, this property, when in his possession, system of this confederation, as Grand Duke shall be regulated by the laws of the substiof Luxembourg, with all the prerogatives and tution which constitutes his title thereto, privileges enjoyed by the other German LXX. His Majesty the King of the NetherPrinces.

lands renounces, in perpetuity for himself, The town of Luxembourg, in a military his heirs and successors, in favour of his Mapoint of view, shall be considered as a fortress jesty the King of Prussia, the sovereign posof the confederation : The Grand Duke shall, sessions which the House of Nassau-Orange however, retain the right of appointing the held in Germany, namely, the principalities governor and military commandant of this of Dillenburg, Dietz, Siegen, and Hadamar

, fortress, subject to the approbation of the ex- with the Lordships of Beilstein, such as those ecutive power of the confederation, and under possessions have been definitively arranged be such other conditions as it may be judged iween the two branches of the House of Nzsnecessary to establish, in conformity with the sau, by the treaty concluded at the Hague on future constitution of the said confederation. the 14th July 1814. His Majesty also re

LXVIII. The Grand Duchy of Luxem- nounces the principality of Fulda, and the bourg shall consist of all the territory situated other districts and territories which were se between the kingdom of the Netherlands, cured to him by the 12th article of :he prinas it has been designated by article LXVI, cipal Recess of the extraordinary depotation France, the Moselle, as far as the mouth of of the Empire of the 25th of February 1803. the Sure, the course of the Sure, as far as the LXXI. The right and order of succession, junction of the Our, and the course of this established between the two branches of the last river, as far as the limits of the former House of Nassau, by the act of 1783, called French canton of St. Vith, which shall not Nassauischer Erbverein is confirmed, and belong to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. transferred from the four principalities of

LXIX. His Majesty the King of the Ne- Orange Nassau, to the Grand Duchy of Los. therlands, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, shall embourg. possess in perpetuity for himself and his suc- LXXII. His Majesty the King of the Necessors, the full and entire sovereignty of that therlands, in uniting under his sovereignty part of the Duchy of Bouillon, which is not the countries designated in the 66th and 66th Geded to France by the treaty of Paris ; and articles, enters into all the rights, and takes which, therefore, shall be united to the upon himself all the charges and ail the stiGrand Duchy of Luxembourg.

pulated engagements, relative to the provisDisputes having arisen with respect to the ces and districts detached from France by the said Duchy of Bouillon, the competitor who treaty of peace concluded at Paris the soth shall legally establish his right, in the man- May 1814. ner hereafter specified, shall possess, in full LXXIII. His Majesty the King of the Ne. property, the said part of the Duchy, as it therlands, having recognised and sanctionwas enjoyed by the last Duke, under the so- ed, under date of the 21st July 1814, as the vereignty of his Majesty the King of the basis of the union of the Belgic Provinces Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. with the United Provinces, the eight articles

This decision shall be made by arbitration, contained in the document annexed to the and be without appeal. For this purpose present treaty, the said articles shall have the there shall be appointed a certain number same force and validity as if they were inof arbitrators, one by each of the two com- serted, word for word, in the present instrupetitors, and others, to the number of three by the courts of Austria, Prussia and Sardinia. (To be concluded in our next.)

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NEW ACTS,
PASSPD IN THE TIIRD SESSION OF TIE FIFTII PARLIAMEXT OF THE UNITED

KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.--55 GEO III. (1815) {The figure which follows the date of each Act, denotes the number of sheets of

which it consists: each sheet is sold for IHREEPENCE. CLXXIX. An Act to revive, annend, ments to be applied only to those charged and continue until the 25th day of March, with il. Instruments having wrong stamps 821, so much of an Act of the 41st year but of sufficieni value to be valid, except of bis present Majesty as allows the use

where the stamps shall have been specially of Sali duty-free for curing Fish in Bulk appropriated to some other instrument, or in Barrels; and to repeal certain Laws Penalty for making, accepting, or paying relating to the Allowance of Salt duty bills of exchange, drafts, orders, or promisfree for the North Seas and Iceland sory notes not duly stamped, sol. Penalty Fisheries. July 11.-1.

for post-dating bills, &c. 1001. Penalty for CLXXX. An Act to revive and conti- specifying the place where issued or if post

issuing unstamped drafts on bankers without nue until the 5th day of July, 1816, an dated, 100l. Persons receiving such drafts Act of the 46th year of his present Ma- liable to a penalty of 201., and bankers payjesty for granting an Additional Bounty' ing them to one of 100l. Promissory notes on the Exportation of the Silk Manufac- payable to bearer on demand not exceeding tures of Great Britain. July 11.-1. 100l.

may

be re-issued by the original CLXXXI. An Act for charging an makers ithout further duly. Notes with addicional Duty on certain Seeds in- printed dates prior to Aug. 31, 1913, to be poried. July 11.-1.

re-issuable till Aug. 31, 1816: but persons An additional duty of 25 per cent of the issuing notes with such printed dates for the present duties to be paid on all seeds except first time after Aug. 31, 1815, liable to a rape, cole, hemp and flax seed, and linseed, penalty of sol. Notes re-issuable for a imported into Great Britain.

limited period to be cancelled on payment CLXXXII. An Act to authorize the afterwards ; and notes not re-issuable to be Directors-general of Inland Navigation cancelled immediately on payment. Penalty in Ireland to proceed in carrying on and for, te-issuing notes, &c. contrary to law, completing the Canal from Dublin to

and for not cancelling them, 5ol.; and for Tarmonbury on the River Shannon. taking such nores, &c, 201. Notes and bills July 11.-1.

of the Bank of England are exempted from CLXXXIII. An Act to repeal the stamp duty, the Bank paying half-yearly, as Bounties payable in Ireland, on the Ex- the amount of the notes and bills issued

a composition, 3,500l. for every million of portation of certain Calicoes and Cot- within the year. Bankers issuing notes tons. July 11.-1.

without a licence liable to a penalty of 100l. CLXXXIV. An Act for repealing the Promissory notes made out of Great Britain Stamp Duties on Deeds, Law Proceed- not to be negotiable unless stamped; and inys, and other written or printed Instru- the penalty on circulating them to be 201. ments, and the Duties on Fire Insur- each. Penalıy for not proving wills or takances, and on Legacies and Successions ing letters of administration within six to Personal Estate upon Intestacies, now

months after decease, 100l. and 10 per cent. payable in Great Britain; and for grant

on the duty. ing other Duties in licu thereof. July 11.

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new duties as will most generally affect the. Provisions of former acts respecting agree- various classes of the community:

NEW STAMP DUTIES, TO TAKE PLACE ON THE FIRST DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1815. ADVERTISEMENTS, 3s. to be L.0 AGREEMENTS, 16s, to be . . 100 NEWSPAPERS, 34d. to be .

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BILLS OF EXCHANGE AND PROMISSORY NOTES. [A distinction is made between Bills and Notes payable on demand, or at any time te

exceeding two months after dute, or sirty days after sight, and such as are drawa fora longer period than the above. In the first case, the duty is shewn in the first columo; and in the latter case in the second.] and not exceeding sl. 55. L.0

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LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION.
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THE most inportant political event which was performed by the Archbishop during the past month, has been the mar- of Canterbury, took place a bout 9 o'clock riage of her Royal Highness the Princess in the evening, and at the conclusion of Charlotte of Wales, to Prince Leopold it, the guns in St. Jam es's Park aaof Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, which was so- nounced the auspicious un ion to the pun lemnized on the ed of May, at Carlton pulation of the metropolis. House, in the presence of the Queen and The business which has engaged the inost of the branches of the royal family

, attention of the legislature, has been of the great officers of state, the foreign a miscellaneous nature.

Ve shall proambassadors and other persons of dis- ceed to a brief notice of it s most in:pof" tinction. The lovely bride, was given tant points. away by her royal father. The ceremony On the 30th of April, (he articles of

1816.)
Proceedings of the House of Commons

459 charge, preferred by Lord Cochrane the British manufacturers from being against Lord Ellenborough in bis judi- able to enter into a fair competition with cial capacity, came under the considera- those of the Continent. On the amendtion of the House of Commons. The ment of the Chancellor of the Exchequer sense of the House was never more de- it was agreed that a committee should cidedly expressed than on this occasion: be appointed to inquire into the state of not one single vote was given for the re- the laws affecting the trade and manuception of the articles, or in favour of the facture of leather. inution, except by Sir Francis Burdett; On the 20th of May, on the proposal and it was in consequence resolved, that of Sir Mark Wood, the House agreed the whole of the proceedings should be ihat a committee should be appointed to expunged from the journals of the House. take into consideration the state of the

May 31, on the motion of Lord Castle- laws relating to gome, and to report upon reagh, the report of the committee on the the subject. Civil List was taken into considera- The same evening the Chancellor of tion. His Lordship showed the inade- the Exchequer for Ireland introduced a quacy of the sum allowed, which is proposition for the consolidation of the one million, to support this branch of debts and revenues of that portion of our expenditure, which up to 1811, the united kingdom with those of Great averaged 1,300,000l. per annum, and in Britain. By the 7th article of the Act 1816 amounted to 1,480,000l. Having ex- of Union with Ireland it was provided, plained the nature of the arrangements that whenever the debt of the latter proposed in lieu of the present system, country should bear the same proportion he concluded with moving for leave to to that of Great Britain as 2 to 15, the bring in a bill for the better regulation of parliament should interfere and reduce his Majesty's Civil List, which was given. both to one general regulation. That On the oth, this subject was again brought contingency actually occurred in 1811, before the House by Mr. Tierney, who but the opportunity was then neglected, moved for the appointment of a Com- and the proportion having become more mittee to enquire into the state of the unfavourable' to Ireland, it was a quesCivil List, with power to examine persons, tion how far the levislature was compepapers and records. This motion was pe- tent to carry the proposed measure into gatived by a majority of 213, against 122. effect. The affirmative of the right bad

On the 7th, Lord Althorpe, after been declared in 1812 by a coinmittee strongly insisting on the necessity of in- to whom the matter was referred. The troducing a system of economy into the measure received the sanction of the expenditure of the state, moved for House without a division. , In the course the appointment of a select committee to of his speech introducing this business, examine what have been the increase Mr. Fitzgerald stated that, owing to the and diminution since 1798, in the salaries financial disadvantages under which Ireand emoluments of public officers, and land laboured, the difference between the to report from time to line, with conve- currencies, and the diminished value of nient dispatch, what reductions might exports, had raised the rate of exchange be made therein without injury to the against her to 20 per cent. This state of public service. It was rejected, how- things produced a diminution of the value ever, by 169 votes against 126.

of British goods imported last year to the Numerous petitions have recently been amount of a inillion and a half, when presented to the legislature praying for compared with that of the imports of the the removal of the duties upon leather. preceding year. Mr. Fitzgerald also On the 9th Lord Althorpe moved for threw out a suggestion for obviating the leave to bring in a bill to repeal these cvils to be apprehended from the reduce duties. He stated in the course of his tion of the currencies of the two counprefatory speech, that the number of tries to the same standard. The differpersons engaged in the manufacture of ence between them is about 33 per cent., this article, one of the staple manufac- consequently, in case of a sudden assitures of the country, was not less than milation of the currency, all debts previ500,000 ; that the amount of the tax in ously contracted would be increased in 1802 was 251,3911.; in 1811 it had in- valve 83 per cent., and thus the debtor creased to 307,4161. ; but the falling off would be subjected to a serious loss. He in the present year was 30,0001., owing therefore proposed, that in the event of in a great measure to the decreased ex- an assimilation, all debts should be by portation, as the heavy duties prevented law reduced one-twelfth, which would

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