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Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

I thank you for the very liberal provision you have made for the services of the present year.

I deeply lament the continuance and increase of those burthens which the great Military exertions of the present Campaign, combined with the heavy arrears remaining due for the expences of the former War, have rendered indispensable, and which His Majesty's loyal Subjects, from a conviction of their necessity, have sustained with such exemplary fortitude and cheerfulness.

You have already seen, however, the fruit of the exertions which have been made; and there can be no doubt that the best economy will be found to result from that policy which may enable us to bring the Contest to the most speedy termination. My Lords and Gentlemen,

The brilliant and rapid success of the Austrian arms, at the opening of the Campaign, has led to the restoration of the Kingdom of Naples to its ancient Sovereign, and to the deliverance of that impor tant portion of Italy from Foreign influence and dominion.

I have further the satisfaction of acquainting you, that the authority of His Most Christian Majesty has been again acknowledged in his Capital, to which His Majesty has himself repaired.

The restoration of Peace between this Country and the United States of America has been followed by a Negotiation for a Commer cial Treaty, which I have every reason to hope will be terminated, upon conditions calculated to cement the good understanding subsisting between the two Countries, and equally beneficial to the interests of both.

I have great pleasure in acquainting you, that the labours of the Congress at Vienna have been brought to a conclusion, by the signature of a Treaty, which, as the Ratifications have not yet been exchanged, could not be communicated to you, but which I expect to be enabled to lay before you when I next meet you in Parliament.

I cannot release you from your attendance without assuring you, that it is in a great degree to the support which you have afforded me, that I ascribe the success of my earnest endeavours for the public welfare; and on no occasion has that support been more important than in the course of the present Session.

In the further prosecution of such measures as may be necessary to bring the great Contest in which we are engaged to an honorable and satisfactory conclusion, I shall rely with confidence on the expe rienced zeal and steady loyalty of all classes of His Majesty's Subjects; and they may depend on my efforts to improve our present advantages, in such manner as may best provide for the general tran quillity of Europe, and maintain the high character which this Country enjoys amongst the Nations of the World.

BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, prohibiting the carrying Coastwise, or the Exportation, of Gunpowder, Arms, Ammunition, &c. from Great Britain, beyond the Seas, excepting to the Coast of Africa.—20th July, 1815.

At the Court at Carlton-House, the 20th of July, 1815.

PRESENT,

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE REGENT IN COUNCIL.

WHEREAS the time limited by the Order of His Royal Highness the Prince Regent in Council of the 13th day of February last, for prohibiting the exportation out of this Kingdom, or carrying coastwise, gunpowder or saltpetre, or any sort of arms or ammunition, will expire on the 13th day of August next; and whereas it is judged expedient for His Majesty's service, and the safety of this Kingdom, that the said prohibition should be continued for some time longer; His Royal Highness, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, and by and with the advice of His Majesty's Privy Council, doth, therefore, hereby order, require, prohibit, and command, that no Person or Persons whatsoever (except the Master-General of the Ordnance for His Majesty's service) do, at any time during the space of 6 months (to commence from the said 13th day of August next), presume to transport into any parts out of this Kingdom, or carry coastwise, any gunpowder or saltpetre, or any sort of arms or ammunition, or ship or lade any gunpowder or saltpetre, or any sort of arms or ammunition, on board any Ship or Vessel, in order to transporting the same into any parts beyond the seas, or carrying the same coastwise, without leave or permission in that behalf first obtained from His Majesty, or his Privy Council, upon pain of incurring and suffering the respective forfeitures and penalties inflicted by an Act passed in the 29th year of His late Majesty's Reign, intituled “ An Act to empower His Majesty to prohibit the exportation of saltpetre, and to enforce the Law for empowering His Majesty to prohibit the exportation of gunpowder, or any sort of arms or ammunition, and also to enable His Majesty to restrain the carrying coast wise of saltpetre, gunpowder, or any sort of arms or ammunition :" But it is His Royal Highness's pleasure, that nothing in this Order contained shall prevent the exportation of any of the articles specified in the Order in Council of the 20th of May, 1813, to the Coast of Africa, under the conditions contained in the said Order. And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, the Master-General,

and the rest of the Principal Officers of the Ordnance, and His Majesty's Secretary at War, are to give the necessary directions herein as to them may respectively appertain. CHETWYND.

BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, prohibiting the Exportation of Naval Stores from Great Britain to Foreign Countries. 20th July, 1815.

At the Court at Carlton-House, the 20th of July, 1815.

PRESENT,

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE REGENT IN COUNCIL.

WHEREAS the time limited by the Order of His Royal Highness the Prince Regent in Council of the 13th of February last, prohibiting, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, the transporting into any parts out of this Kingdom, of any pig iron, bar iron, hemp, pitch, tar, rosin, turpentine, anchors, cables, cordage, masts, yards, bowsprits, oars, oakum, sail-cloth, or canvas, or other naval stores (sheet-copper except d), will expire on the 13th day of August next; and whereas it is judged expedient for His Majesty's service, and the safety of this Kingdom, that the said prohibition should be continued for some time longer; His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, and by and with the advice of His Majesty's Privy Council, doth therefore hereby order, require, prohibit, and command, that no Person or Persons whatsoever do, at any time for the space of 6 months, to commence from the said 13th day of August next, presume to transport into any parts out of this Kingdom, any pig iron, bar iron, hemp, pitch, tar, rosin, turpentine, anchors, cables, cordage, masts, yards, bowsprits, oars, oakum, sail-cloth or canvas, or other naval stores (sheet copper excepted), or do ship or lade any pig iron, bar iron, hemp, pitch, tar, rosin, turpentine, anchors, cables, cordage, masts, yards, bowsprits, oars, oakum, sail-cloth or canvas, or other naval stores (sheet copper excepted), on board any Ship or Vessel, in order to transporting the same into any parts beyond the seas, without leave or permission first being had and obtained from His Majesty or his Privy Council, upon pain of incurring the forfeitures inflicted by an Act passed in the 33d year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, "An Act to enable His Majesty to restrain the exportation of Naval Stores, and more effectually to prevent the exportation of saltpetre, arms, and ammunition, when prohibited by Proclamation or Order in Council;" But it is nevertheless His Royal Highness's pleasure, that nothing herein contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, to any of

His Majesty's Ships of War, or any other Ships or Vessels or Boats in the service of His Majesty, or employed or freighted by His Majesty's Board of Ordnance, or by the Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy; nor to prevent any Ship or Vessel from taking or having on board such quantities of Naval Stores as may be necessary for the use of such Ship or Vessel during the course of her intended voyage, or by Licence from the Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, or the Commissioners of the Admiralty for the time being; nor to the exportation of the said several articles to Ireland, or to His Majesty's Yards or Garrisons, or to His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in America or the West Indies, or to Newfoundland, or to His Majesty's Forts and Settlements on the Coast of Africa, or to the Island of Saint Helena, or to the British Settlements or Factories in the East Indies; provided that, upon the exportation of any of the said articles for the purposes of trade to Ireland, or to His Majesty's Yards and Garrisons, or to His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in America or the West Indies, or to the Island of Newfoundland, or to His Majesty's Forts and Settlements on the Coast of Africa, or to the Island of Saint Helena, or to the British Settlements or Factories in the East Indies, the Exporters of such articles do first make Oath of the true destination of the same to the Places for which they shall be entered outwards, before the entry of the same shall be made, and do give full and sufficient security by Bond (except as hereinafter excepted), to the satisfaction of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs, to carry the said articles to the Places for which they are so entered outwards, and for the purposes specified, and none other; and such Bond shall not be cancelled or delivered up, until proof be made to the satisfaction of the said Commissioners, by the production within a time to be fixed by the said Commissioners and specified in the Bond, of a Certificate or Certificates, in such form and manuer as shall be directed by the said Commissioners, showing that the said articles have been all duly landed at the Places for which they were entered outwards. But it is His Royal Highness's pleasure, nevertheless, that the following articles, viz. bar iron, white and tarred rope, tallow or mill grease, tarpaulins for waggon covers, pitch, tar, and turpentine, shall be permitted to be exported, upon payment of the proper duties, without Bond being entered into by the Merchant Exporter, to any of the British Plantations in the West Indies, or to any of His Majesty's Settlements in South America; provided the Merchant Exporter shall first verify, upon Oath, that the articles so exported are intended for the use of a particular Plantation or Settlement, to be named in the entry outwards, and not for sale, and that the said Plantation or Settlement has not before been furnished with any supply of the said articles during the same season; and provided also that the exportation of the said articles shall in no case exceed the value of £50 for any given Plantation or Settlement, whether by one or more shipments, within the same season.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, and the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, are to give the necessary directions herein as to them may respectively appertain.

CHETWYND.

CONVENTION Supplémentaire, entre la Prusse et la Russie, pour le Passage des Troupes Russes à travers les Etats Prussiens.-Signée à Vienne, le 28 Mai, 1815.

LES circonstances ayant nécessité qu'une Armée de Sa Majesté l'Empereur de toutes les Russies traverse de nouveau les Etats de Sa Majesté le Roi de Prusse, et cette marche devant être réglée par des stipulations conformes à l'état actuel des choses, les Hautes Parties Contractantes ont nommé, à cet effet, pour leurs Plénipotentiaires respectifs, savoir :

Sa Majesté le Roi de Prusse, le Sieur de Scholer, Son GénéralMajor, etc., et le Sieur de Jordan, Conseiller Intime de Ses Légations, etc.

Et Sa Majesté l'Empereur de toutes les Russies, le Sieur Jean d'Anstett, Son Conseiller Privé; et le Sieur George de Cancrine, Intendant-Général de Ses Armées, etc.

Qui, munis des Pleins-pouvoirs nécessaires, sont convenus des Articles suivans, supplémentaires à la Convention conclue sur un objet semblable, à Kalisch, le 7 Avril, 1813.*

ART. I. La Convention de Kalisch restera en pleine force, à l'exception des changemens énoncés dans cet Acte Supplémentaire, ou des Articles qui seroient devenus superflus par le changement des

circonstances.

II. L'approvisionnement des Troupes et le charroi se régleront sur le Tarif, et le Réglement émané du Maréchal commandant l'Armée, avant son entrée dans les Etats de Sa Majesté le Roi de Prusse, et qui ont été acceptés par les Autorités des Provinces. D'après ce Réglement, toutes les quittances seront données par portions et rations, d'après les proportions énoncées dans le Tarif.

III. Il sera accordé aux Troupes Russes une route militaire, ou, s'il le falloit, 2 à travers les Etats de la Prusse, et dont on conviendra séparément. On les déterminera de manière à ne pas forcer les Troupes à faire des détours, et en ayant égard à l'état des chemins et aux moyens d'approvisionnement.

IV. Pour épargner à la Russie l'embarras d'établir ses propres hôpitaux pour le nombre peu considérable de Malades qui, à ce que * See Schoell. Tome X. Pages 198, 551

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