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be prepared, and shall lay before both Houses of Parliament, within 20 days after the commencement of every Session, an Account, up to the 31st day of December, then next preceding, of the total sums which shall from time to time have been issued and applied by virtue of this Act for paying and satisfying the interest on the said part of the said Loan so agreed to be borne by His said Majesty, on all or any of the said securities, and towards paying and satisfying the principal thereof (in case the principal of any of the said securities shall then have been paid) and also for paying the expenses of carrying this Act into execution, and the Sinking Fund for the extinction of the same; and such Account shall also specify how much of the said part of the said Loan has been discharged, and how much remains to be discharged.
III. And be it further enacted, that it shall be lawful for the said Lord High Treasurer or the Commissioners of the Treasury, or any 3 or more of them, for the time being, to appoint such Officers and Clerks as they may deem necessary for carrying this Act into execution; and to grant such salaries and compensations to the said Officers and Clerks, for their trouble and labour therein, as they may think fit and reasonable in that behalf.
IV. And be it further enacted, that this Act may be altered, varied, or repealed, by any Act to be passed in this Session of Parliament.
ACT of the British Parliament, "to authorize His Majesty to regulate, until the 1st day of July, 1816, the Trade with any French Colony which may come into His Majesty's possession, or remain Neutral.”
[55 Geo. 3, Cap. 146.]
[6th July, 1815.]
WHEREAS it is expedient, under the present circumstances, that the trade and commerce to and from any French Colony or Plantation that may be captured by or surrendered to His Majesty's Arms, or that may be put under the protection of His Majesty, or that may not take part with His Majesty's Enemies in the present hostilities, should be regulated for a certain time in such manner as shall seem proper to His Majesty, by and with the advice of his Privy Council, notwithstanding the special provisions of any Act or Acts of Parliament that may be construed to affect the same; be it therefore enacted by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, that from and after the passing of this Act it shall and may be lawful for His Majesty, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, by any Order or Orders to be issued from time to time, to give such directions and
make such regulations touching the trade and commerce between any such Colony or Plantation and any part of His Majesty's Dominions, as to His Majesty in Council shall appear most expedient and salutary; any thing contained in an Act, passed in the 12th year of the Reign of His Majesty King Charles II, [Cap. 18.] intituled "An Act for the encouraging and increasing of Shipping and Navigation," or in any other Act or Acts of Parliament now in force relating to His Majesty's Colonies or Plantatious, or in any other Act or Acts of Parliament, or any Law, usage, or custom, to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.
II. And be it further enacted, that if any goods, wares, or inerchandize whatever shall be imported into or exported from any such Colony or Plantation, or shall be exported from any part of His Majesty's Dominions to any such Colony or Plantation, or if any goods, wares, or merchandize, shall be so imported or exported in any manner whatever, contrary to any such Order or Orders of His Majesty in Council, the same shall be forfeited, together with the Ship or Vessel in which such goods, wares, or merchandize shall respectively be imported or exported, with all her guns, ammunition, furniture, tackle and apparel; and every such forfeiture shall and may be sued for, prosecuted, and recovered by such and the like ways, means, and methods, as any forfeiture incurred by any Law respecting the Revenue of Customs may be sued for, prosecuted, and recovered, in Places where respectively the offences shall be committed, and the produce thereof shall be disposed of, paid, and applied, in like manner in the said Places respectively, any Law, custom, or usage, to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding.
III. And be it further enacted, that this Act shall continue in force until the 1st day of July, 1816.
ACT of the British Parliament, "to enable His Majesty, until 6 weeks after the commencement of the next Session of Parliament, to regulate the Trade and Commerce carried on between His Majesty's Subjects and the Inhabitants of the United States of America.”
[55 Geo. 3, Cap. 193.]
[12th July, 1815.]
WHEREAS it is expedient for the purpose of a commercial intercourse with the Inhabitants of the United States of America, that certain powers should be given for a limited time to His Majesty in Council, for regulating the said commercial intercourse; be it therefore enacted, by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Com
mons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, that during the continuance of this Act, it shall and may be lawful for His Majesty in Council, by Order or Orders to be issued and published from time to time, to give such directions, and to make such regulations with respect to Duties, drawbacks, or otherwise, for carrying on the trade and commerce between the People and Territories belonging to the Crown of Great Britain and the People and Territories of the said United States, as to His Majesty in Council shall appear most expedient and salutary, any thing in an Act passed in the 28th year of His present Majesty's Reign, [Cap. 6.] intituled "An Act for regulating the trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in North America, and in the West India Islands, and the Countries belonging to the United States of America, and between His Majesty's said Subjects and the Foreign Islands in the West Indies;" or in an Act passed in the 37th year of his present Majesty's Reign, [Cap. 97.] intituled "An Act for carrying into execution the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation, concluded between His Majesty and the United States of America ;" or any other Act, Law, usage, or custom to the contrary, notwithstanding; Provided always, that this Act and the powers and authorities hereby given to His Majesty, and all orders issued and published in consequence thereof, shall continue and be in force until 6 weeks after the commencement of the next Session of Parliament.
TREATY of Alliance against Bonaparte, between Great Britain and Austria, Prussia and Russia.-Signed at Vienna, the 25th March, 1815.
Traité entre la Grande Bretagne Treaty between Great Britain and et l'Autriche.*
Au Nom de la Très-Sainte et Indivisible
SA Majesté le Roi du Royaume Uni de la Grande Bretagne et d'Irlande, et Sa Majesté l'Em pereur d'Autriche, Roi de Hongrie et de Bohême, ayant pris en considération les suites que l'Inva
In the Name of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity.
His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and His Majesty the Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary and of Bohemia, having taken into consideration the con
* The Stipulations of the Treaty concluded on the same day between Great Britain and Prussia and Russia, respectively, were verbatim the same as those of this Treaty.
sion en France de Napoléon Bonaparte et la situation actuelle de ce Royaume peuvent avoir pour la sûreté de l'Europe, ont résolu, d'un commun accord avec Sa Majesté l'Empereur de toutes les Russies, et Sa Majesté le Roi de Prusse, d'appliquer à cette circonstance importante les principes consacrés par le Traité de Chaumont.*
En conséquence, ils sont convenus de renouveler par un Traité solemnel, signé séparément par chacune des 4 Puissances avec chacune des 3 autres, l'engagement de préserver, contre toute atteinte, l'ordre des choses si heureusement rétabli en Europe, et de déterminer les moyens les plus efficaces de mettre cet engagement à exécution, ainsi que de lui donner dans les circonstances présentes toute l'extension qu'elles réclament impérieusement.
A cet effet, Sa Majesté le Roi du Royaume Uni de la Grande Bretagne et d'Irlande a nommé, pour discuter, conclure, et signer les conditions du présent Traité
sequences which the Invasion of France by Napoleon Bonaparte, and the actual situation of that Kingdom, may produce with respect to the safety of Europe; have resolved, in conjunction with His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, and His Majesty the King of Prussia, to apply to that important circumstance, the principles consecrated by the Treaty of Chaumont.*
They have consequently resolved to renew, by a solemn Treaty, signed separately by each of the 4 Powers with each of the 3 others, the engagement to preserve, against every attack, the order of things so happily established in Europe, and to determine upon the most effectual means of fulfilling that engagement, as well as of giving it all the extension which the present circumstances so imperiously call for.
For that purpose, His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland has named, to discuss, conclude, and sign the conditions of the present Treaty with His Majesty the Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary and Bohemia, Arthur Wellesley, Duke, Marquis and Earl of Wellington, Marquis of Douro, Viscount Wellington of Talavera and of Wellington, and Baron Douro of Wellesley, a Peer of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, one of His Britannic Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, Field
* Treaty of Alliance against France, between Austria, Great Britain, Prussia and Russia.-Chaumont, 1st March, 1814.
réchal de ses Armées, Colonel du Régiment des Gardes Royales à Cheval, Chevalier de l'Illustre Ordre de la Jarretière, et GrandCroix du Très-honorable Ordre Militaire du Bain, Duc de Ciudad Rodrigo, Grand d'Espagne de la Première Classe, Duc de Vittoria, Marquis de Torres Vedras, et Comte de Vimiera en Portugal, Chevalier de la Toison d'Or d'Espagne, de l'Ordre Militaire de St.Ferdinand, Grand-Croix de l'Ordre Militaire de MarieThérèse, de l'Ordre de Saint George, de l'Ordre de la Tour et de l'Epée de Portugal, de l'Ordre de l'Epée de Suède, Ambassadeur Extraordinaire et Plénipotentiaire de Sa Majesté Britannique près Sa Majesté Très-Chrétienne, et son Premier Plénipotentiaire au Congrès de Vienne;
Et Sa Majesté Impériale et Koyale Apostolique, ayant nommé, de son côté, le Sieur ClémentVenceslas Lothaire, Prince de Metternich-Winnebourg-Ochsenhausen, Chevalier de la Toison d'Or, Grand-Croix de l'Ordre Royal de St. Etienne de Hongrie, Chevalier des Ordres de St. André, de St. Alexandre Newsky, et de Ste. Anne de la Première Classe, Grand-Cordon de la Légion d'Honneur, Chevalier de l'Ordre de l'Eléphant, de l'Ordre Suprême de l'Annonciade, de l'Aigle Noire et de l'Aigle Rouge, des Séraphins, de St. Joseph de Toscane, de St. Hubert, de l'Aigle d'Or de Würtemberg, de la Fidélité de Bade, de
Marshal of His Forces, Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and Grand Cross of the Most Noble Military Order of the Bath, Duke of Ciudad Rodrigo, a Grandee of Spain of the First Class, Duke of Vittoria, Marquis of Torres Vedras, and Conde de Vimiera in Portugal, Knight of the Most Illustrious Order of the Golden Fleece of Spain, of the Military Order of St. Ferdinand, Grand Cross of the Imperial Military Order of Maria Theresa, of the Imperial Russian Order of St. George, of the Portuguese Order of the Tower and Sword, of the Swedish Order of the Sword, His Britannic Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Most Christian King, and his First Plenipotentiary to the Congress at Vienna;
And His Imperial and Royal Apostolic Majesty having nominated on his part, the Sieur Clement-Wenceslas Lothaire, Prince de Metternich-Winnebourg-Ochsenhausen, Knight of the Golden Fleece, Grand Cross of the Royal Order of St. Stephen of Hungary, Knight of the Orders of St. Andrew, of St. Alexander Newsky, and of St. Anne of the First Class, Grand Cordon of the Legion of Honour, Knight of the Order of the Elephant, of the Supreme Order of the Annunciation, of the Black Eagle, and of the Red Eagle, of the Seraphim, of St. Joseph of Tuscany, of St. Hubert, of the Golden Eagle of Wurtemberg, of