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Papers concerning the Case of Marshal Ney.

No.

1. Extract from the Proces Verbal of a Conference between the Plenipotentiaries of Great Britain, Austria, Russia, and Prussia, held at Paris, Nov. 16, 1815, with two inclosures,

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2. Dispatch from Sir Charles Stewart to Viscount Castlereagh, November 16, 1815, with five inclosures,

3. Memorandum of the Duke of Wellington, communicated by His Grace to the Ministers of the Allied Powers,

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4. Dispatch from Lord Bathurst to Sir Charles Stewart, November 21, 1815,

5. Dispatch from Sir Charles Stewart to Viscount Castlereagh, Paris, December 4, 1815, with two inclosures,

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6. Letter from Madame Ney to the Earl of Liverpool, November 18, 1815,

Translation,

7. Note from the Earl of Liverpool to Madame Ney, November 21, 1815,

Treaty of Marriage between Her Royal High-
ness the Princess Charlotte and His Serene
Highness Leopold, Prince of Cobourg,
March 13, 1816,
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No. 1

DEFINITIVE TREATY.

Between France and the Allied Powers, Signed at Paris the 20th of November

1815.

In the Name of the Most Holy and Undivided

THE

Trinity.

HE Allied Powers having by Their united efforts, and by the success of Their Arms, preserved France and Europe from the convul sions with which they were menaced by the late enterprize of Napoleon Bonaparte, and by the Revolutionary System reproduced in France, to promote its success; participating at present with His Most Christian Majesty in the desire to consolidate, by maintaining inviolate the Royal Authority, and by restoring the operation of the Constitutional Charter, the order of things which had been happily re-established in France, as also in the object of restoring between France and Her Neighbours those relations of reciprocal confidence and goodwill which the fatal effects of the Revolution and of the System of Conquest had for so long a time disturbed: persuaded, at the same time, that VOL. II. 1816. B

this last object can only be obtained by an arrangement framed to secure to the Allies proper Indemnities for the Past and solid Guarantees for the Future, They have, in concert with His Majesty the King of France, taken into consideration the means of giving effect to this ar rangement; and being satisfied that the Indemnity due to the Allied Powers cannot be either entirely territorial or entirely pecuniary, without prejudice to France in the one or other of Her essential interests, and that it would be more fit to combine both the modes, in order to avoid the inconvenience which would result, were either resorted to separately, Their Imperial and Royal Majesties have adopted this Basis for Their present transactions; and agreeing alike as to the necessity of retaining for a fixed time in the Frontier Provinces of France, a certain number of Allied Troops, They have determined to combine Their different arrangements, founded upon these Bases, in a Definitive Treaty. For this purpose, and to this effect, His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, for Himself and His Allies on: the one part, and His Majesty the King of France and Navarre on the other part, have named Their Plenipotentiaries to discuss, settle and sign, the said Definitive Treaty; namely, His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Right Honourable Robert Stewart Viscount Castlereagh, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, a Member of His said Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, a Member of Parliament, Colonel of the Londonderry Regiment of Militia, and His said Majesty's Principal Secretary of State

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for Foreign Affairs; and the Most Illustrious and Most Noble Lord Arthur, Duke, Marquess, and Earl of Wellington, Marquess of Douro, Viscount Wellington of Talavera and of Wellington, and Baron Douro of Wellesley, a Member of His said Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, a Field Marshal of His Armies, Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Prince of Waterloo, Duke of Ciudad Rodrigo, and a Grandee of Spain of the First Class, Duke of Vittoria, Marquess of Torres Vedras, Count of Vimiera in Portugal, Knight of the Most Illustrious Order of the Golden Fleece, of the Spanish Military Order of St. Ferdinand, Knight Grand Cross of the Imperial Military Order of Maria Theresa, Knight Grand Cross of the Imperial Order of St. George of Russia, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Black Eagle of Prussia, Knight Grand Cross of the Portuguese Royal and Military Order of the Tower and Sword, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal and Military Order of Sweden of the Sword, Knight Grand Cross of the Orders of the Elephant of Denmark, of William of the Low Countries, of the Annunciade of Sardinia, of Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria, and of several others, and Commander of the Forces of His Britannick Majesty in France, and of the Army of His Majesty the King of the Low Countries; and His Majesty the King of France and of Navarre, the Sieur Armand Emanuel du Plessis Richelieu, Duke of Richelieu, Knight of the Royal and Military Order of Saint Louis, and of the Orders of St. Alexander

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