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[Tyrol, Vorarlberg, Mayence.]

No. 2.-CONVENTION between Austria and Bavaria.

Signed at Paris, 3rd June, 1814.

ART.

TABLE. Preamble. Territorial Arrangements. 1. Tyrol, Vorarlberg, Salzburg, &c. Guarantee of Bavarian Territory. 2. Tyrol, Vorarlberg Wurtzburg, Aschaffenbourg. 3. Territories on left bank of the Rhine. Garrison Fortress of Mayence. 4. Cession of Redevitz, in Bayreuth. 5. Removal of Salt Contract. Saltzburg. 6. Town of Mayence. Palatinate of the Rhine, &c. 7. Mortgage Debts on ceded Territories, Pensions, &c. 8. Mortgage Debts on respective States. 9. Privileges of Private Individuals, &c. Right to Emigrate. 10. Right to Dispose of Salt Magazines, Mineral Produce, &c. 11. Removal of Artillery and Ammunition. 12. Native Officers and Soldiers in Service of the other Power. 13. Guarantee to be obtained from England, Prussia, and Russia of Bavarian

retrocessions. 14. Treaty to be kept Secret.

(Translation.*) His Majesty the King of Bavaria, and His Imperial, Royal, and Apostolic Majesty, wishing at the time of the Pacification of France to define more precisely the stipulations of the Treaty of Ried,t have determined to come, without delay, to an understanding on the arrangements to be made for the execution of the said Treaty.

His Majesty the King of Bavaria, on the one part, and His Imperial, Royal, and Apostolic Majesty, on the other part, have accordingly named Plenipotentiaries, that is to say :

His Majesty the King of Bavaria, Charles Philippe, Count de Wrede, his Field-Marshal, Grand Cross of his Orders, as well as of those of Austria, Russia, Prussia, &c.

And His Imperial, Royal, and Apostolic Majesty, Clement Lothaire Wenceslas, Prince of Metternich, Winneburg Ochsenhausen, his Minister of State, of Conferences, and of Foreign Affairs, &c.

Who, after having exchanged their credentials, have agreed on the following Articles :

* For French Version see “State Papers," vol. i, p. 177.

+ Treaty between Austria and Bavaria of 8th October, 1813. See Appendix.

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Tyrol, Vorarlberg, Salzburg, dc., to be ceded to Austria. Guarantee

of Bavarian Territory. Art. I. His Majesty the King of Bavaria, and His Imperial, Royal, and Apostolic Majesty, wishing to anticipate every misunderstanding which might arise out of a false interpretation of the Secret Articles of the Treaty of Ried, * and to strengthen the relations of friendship and of good understanding existing between them, have agreed to give to Articles II, III, and IV of the said Treaty, the following meaning, that is to say :

His Majesty the King of Bavaria engages to cede to His Imperial, Royal, and Apostolic Majesty, the Tyrol, the Vorarl.. berg, the Principality of Salzburg, in the same manner as it had been possessed by the last Austrian Prince, with the exception of the Bailiwick of Laufen, and the villages situated on the left bank of the Saal, the Innviertel, and the Circle of Hausruck, save and except the modifications which are mentioned in Articles II and IV of the present Convention ; and, on the other hand, His Imperial, Royal, and Apostolic Majesty guarantees to make over to His Majesty the King of Bavaria the most ample equivalents for the said territories, and even more, so far as it may be in his power, and that circumstances shall admit of. Possession of the Tyrol and Vorarlberg by Austria ; and of

Wurtzburg and Aschaffenbourg by Bavaria. Art. II. The High Contracting Parties, wishing to accelerate as far as in them lies the time at which the execution of Article IV shall take effect, have agreed that His Imperial, Royal, and Apostolic Majesty shall take possession of the Tyrolt as it was when united to the Crown of Bavaria (with the exception of the Bailiwick of Vils, which is reserved for special arrangement), as well as of the Vorarlberg,f with the exception of the Bailiwick of Weiler, within 15 days after the exchange of the Ratifications of the present Convention; and that His Majesty the King of Bavaria shall, at the same time, be put in possession of the Grand Duchy of Wurtzburg, f and of the Principality of Aschaffenbourg, # just as they have been held by their late Sovereigns. The other retrocessions on the part of Bavaria, in exchange for equivalents, not mentioned in this

Treaty between Austria and Bavaria of 8th October, 1813. See Appendix.

+ See Vienna Congress Treaty of 9th June, 1815, Art. XCIII. I See Vienna Congress Treaty of 9th June, 1815, Art. XLIV.

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Article, shall take place after the definitive arrangements, or sooner if possible.

Occupation of Territories on Left Bank of the Rhine by Austrian

and Bavarian Troops. ART. III. The territories situated on the left bank of the Rhine, between the new frontiers of France and the right bank of the Moselle, shall be occupied until the definitive arrangements are made in Germany by the Bavarian and Austrian troops, under the separate command of their respective Generals. A mixed Commission shall be appointed to regulate all that has reference to the administration of the said territories, and their revenues shall be collected on account of the two Governments, and divided into equal parts. An understanding shall be come to as to the number of troops which, on either side, shall occupy the said territories.

Garrison of Fortresses of Mayence (Mentz).* The Town and Fortress of Mayence shall be occupied by the Austrian and Prussian troops, in accordance with the arrangements made by the High Powers.

Cession of Redevitz, in Bayreuth. ART. IV. His Imperial, Royal, and Apostolic Majesty engages to cede to His Majesty the King of Bavaria, at the general peace, the Bailiwick of Redevitz, enclosed within the Principality of Bayreuth.t

Renewal of Salt Contract. Saltzburg. ART. V. His Imperial, Royal, and Apostolic Majesty, taking into consideration the difficulties experienced by Bavaria in the provision of Salt, engages to renew the Salt contract formerly existing between Bavaria and Saltzburg, to the amount of 200,000 quintals.

Town of Mayence (Mentz), Palatinate of the Rhine, fc. ART. VI. His Imperial, Royal, and Apostolic Majesty aforesaid, wishing to give to His Majesty the King of Bavaria proofs

This Fortress was declared to be a Fortress of the Germanic Confede. ration, by the Treaties between Austria, Prussia, and Hesse-Darmstadt, and between Great Britain and Hesse-Darmstadt, of 30th June, 1816.

+ See Protocol between Great Britain, &c., and France of 3rd November, 1815, and Treaty between Austria and Bavaria of 14th April, 1816.

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of the interest which he takes in seeing his power established on solid foundations, promises to use his best offices :

1. To cause the Town and Place of Mayence to fall to the lot of Bavaria,* and to cause the greatest possible extent of territory on the left bank of the Rhine to be given to His Bavarian Majesty.

2. To cause the ancient Palatinate of the Rhine to fall to the share of Bavaria, His Majesty the King of Bavaria engaging on his part to facilitate frontier arrangements, which shall be found to be of mutual convenience between him and to his neighbours.t

3. To facilitate the arrangements for cession, exchange, and other transactions which His Bavarian Majesty might wish to make with neighbouring States, namely, with the King of Wurtemburg, the Grand-Dukes of Baden and of Darmstadt, and the Princes of Nassau, for establishing more direct communications between his States.

The stipulations of the present Article apply to the small Principalities which are situated on the lines of communication between the Bavarian States, on the supposition that by virtue of the definite arrangements of Germany, they were mediatised.

Mortgage Debts on Ceded Territories. Pensions, fc. ART. VII. The High Contracting Parties undertake to discharge the Mortgage Debts on the Territories ceded or exchanged on either side. They also undertake to pay all Pensions, retiring pensions, and Salaries belonging to the administration of the said territories.

Mortgage Debts on respective States. ART. VIII. The High Contracting Parties undertake to remove, as far as in them lies, all obstacles which have arisen since the war of 1805, on the subject of Mortgages placed on their respective States.

Property of Private Individuals, fc. Right to Emigrate.

ART. IX. Private Individuals, as well as public Establishments and Foundations shall continue freely to enjoy their Properties, whether they be situated under the one or other Sovereignty. Families wishing to emigrate shall be allowed 6 years to sell

* By the Treaty between Austria, Prussia, and Hesse-Darmstadt, of 30th June, 1816, Mayence, with the exception of the Fortress, was given to HesseDarmstadt. + See Treaty between Austria and Bavaria of 14th April, 1816.

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their goods, and to export their value, without any deduction whatever.

Right to dispose of Salt Works, Mineral Produce, fic. ART. X. The High Contracting Parties agree to a term of 3 months, dating from the signature of the present Convention, to enable them to sell the Salt Works, Mineral Produce, and all other factories whatever, to the State taking possession, or to export them free of all duty and drawbacks whatever.

Removal of Artillery and Ammunition. ART. XI. The same term of 3 months is agreed upon by the High Contracting Parties, for the removal of all articles of Artillery (Artillerie de place) and ammunition.

Native Officers and Soldiers in the Service of the other Powers.

ART. XII. Within the term of one year from the date of the signature of the present Convention, military men born within the territories exchanged or ceded shall be placed at the disposal of their respective Sovereigns. It is, however, agreed that the Officers and Soldiers who may wish of their free will to remain in the service of either Power may do so, without being interfered with in any way. All arrangements contrary to the present Article, which may have been entered into since 1809, are annulled.

Guarantee to be obtained from England, Prussia, and Russia, of

Bavarian retrocessions. Art. XIII. His Imperial, Royal, and Apostolic Majesty promises His Majesty the King of Bavaria, to obtain for him from the Courts of Russia, England, and Prussia, the guarantee of bis dominions, and of the Territories which have devolved to him by virtue of the present Convention, or which shall devolve upon him by virtue of the definitive arrangements.

Treaty to be kept Secret. ART. XIV AND Last. The present Convention, bearing only on arrangements of mutual convenience between the High Contracting Parties, shall not be communicated to any of the allied Courts, and shall remain secret between them. It shall be ratified within 15 days, or sooner if possible.

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