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the conclusion of the preceding Article, in respect to Salt, shall be extended with the same modification, by the Prussian and Saxon Governments respectively, to the exportation and importation from one territory to the other, of grain, of fuel of every description, of timber, lime, slates, mill-stones, bricks, and stone of all kinds, whether these articles are purchased by subjects of the two Governments, or by the Governments themselves.
His Majesty the King of Prussia, and His Majesty the King of Saxony, at the same time, mutually engage never to prohibit or interrupt the exportation of the said articles.
General Amnesty in Saxony. ART. XXI. (Embodied in General Treaty (No. 27) as Art. XXII.)
Renunciation by Saxony of all Claims upon the Duchy of Warsaw.
Art. XXII. His Majesty the King of Saxony renounces for himself, his heirs and successors, as well as for the Princes of his House, their heirs and successors, for ever, every claim arising from Crown or other property, which might be derived from the possession of the Duchy of Warsaw.
Recognition of Sovereign Rights of Austria, Prussia, and Russia
over certain Portions of the Duchy. His Majesty recognizes the rights of Sovereignty over that country, such as they are stipulated by the Treaty of Vienna, of the 21st April (3rd May) of the present year (Nos. 12, 13), for the Provinces which pass under the sceptre of His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, with the title of King of Poland; for those Parts which revert to His Majesty the Emperor of Austria, on the right bank of the Vistula ; as well as for the Provinces to be possessed by His Majesty the King of Prussia, under the title of Grand Duchy of Posen.
Restoration by Saxony of Archives, 8c., of Duchy of Warsaw.
Art. XXIII. His Majesty the King of Saxony engages, that the Records, Maps, Plans, and all Documents whatever belonging to the Duchy of Warsaw, shall be faithfully restored. This restitution shall take place within 6 months from the day of the exchange of the Ratifications of the present Treaty.
Debts of Duchy of Warsaw.
all responsibility and charge whatever, with regard to the payment of debts contracted on account of the Duchy of Warsaw, by consent of the Ministry of Finance, or other public officers of that country; particularly from all obligations imposed upon him by the Convention of Bayonne,* which is annulled, and from the loan obtained on the Salt mines of Wieliczka.
With regard to the 2,550,193 florins, claimed as having been transferred from the treasury of Saxony into that of the Duchy of Warsaw; as it is stipulated by the Treaty signed the 21st April (3rd May), between Prussia, Austria, and Russia, that a Commission of liquidation, composed of Russian, Austrian, and Prussian Commissioners, should immediately assemble at Warsaw, and that the 3 Courts have invested this Commission with the necessary authority to inquire into the exterior and interior debt, and also their claims and charges against each other; the above claim shall be disposed of in the same manner.
The claims on the part of Saxony, to that sum, shall undergo the same examination, and shall be submitted to the said Commission, to which His Majesty the King of Saxony shall be at liberty to send an accredited Commissioner on his part, who shall assist in their deliberations.
Ratifications. ART. XXV. The present Treaty shall be ratified, and the acts of Ratification exchanged in three days, or sooner, if possible.
In faith of which the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed it, and have affixed thereunto the Seal of their Arms.
Done at Vienna, the 18th May, in the year of Our Lord, 1815.
(L.S.) LE PRINCE DE HARDENBERG.
* 10th May, 1808.
TREATY of Accession of Great Britain, to the Territorial
Treaty hetween Saxony and Prussia (Austria and Russia),
of 18th May, 1815. Signed at Paris, 18th September, 1815. ART.
TABLE. Preamble. Reference to Vienna Congress Treaty of 9th June, 1815. 1. Accession of Great Britain to Territorial Treaty between Prussia and
His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, having agreed to the arrangements made respecting Saxony and the Duchy of Warsaw, by the Great Act of Congress, signed on the Ith day of June last (No. 27), and also by the Treaty of the 18th of May thereto annexed, and hereinafter particularly set forth ; and His Majesty the King of Saxony, desirous of procuring the immediate Accession of His Britannic Majesty to the said Treaty of the 18th of May, having invited His said Majesty and His said Majesty having agreed, to accede thereto by a direct Treaty with His Saxon Majesty, their said Majesties have named:
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, ono of His Majesty's Privy Council, a Member of Parliament, Colonel of the Regiment of Londonderry Militia, and Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs ;
And His Majesty the King of Saxony, Count de Schulenburg, a Privy Counsellor, Chamberlain of His said Majesty, &c.;
Who, having exchanged their respective Full Powers, have agreed upon the following Articles :-
Accession of Great Britain to Territorial Treaty between Prussia
and Saxony. ART. I. His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, accedes to all the Stipulations of the Treaty * For French version, see “State Papers,” vol. ii, p. 871.
entered into between their Majesties the Kings of Prussia and Saxony, bearing date the 18th of May, 1815, and also between His said Majesty the King of Saxony and the Emperors of Austria and Russia respectively, as hereinafter inserted.
[Here follows the Treaty of 18th May, 1815. Page 134.]
Acceptance of Accession by King of Saxony. ART. II. His Majesty the King of Saxony accepts of the above Accession, and renews to His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Engagements therein contained, and engages to fulfil and execute, in the whole and every part thereof, all the Stipulations of the said Treaty which IIis Saxon Majesty has on his part, therein stipulated to fulfil and execute.
Ratifications. Art. III. The present Treaty shall be ratified, and the Ratifizations exchanged in the term of three months, or sooner if possible.
In witness whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed it, and have affixed thereunto the Seals of their Arms,
Done at Paris, this 18th of September, 1815.
[A similar Treaty of Accession between France and Saxony was signed on the same day.]
(House of Schonburg.]
No. 17.—DECLARATION of the King of Saxony, re
specting the Rights of the House of Schönburg. Vienna, 18th May, 1815.
[This Declaration formed Annex V to the Vienna Congress Treaty
of 9th June, 1815, No. 27.] Preamble. Confirmation and Guarantee by the 5 Powers of the Privileges of
the House of the Princes of Schönburg recognised by Saxony in the Récès
of 4th May, 1740. Declaration by Sarony for observance theroof, and for recognition of advan
tages and rights which may be assured to the Princes and Courts of Schönburg by the Germanic Confederation. Fulfilment by Saxony of Récès of 4th May, 1740.
Acceptance of the Declaration by the 5 Powers, 29th May, 1815.
(Translation as laid before Parliament.*) Preamble. Confirmation and Guarantee by the 5 Powers of the
Privileges of the House of the Princes of Schönburg recognised by Saxony in the Récès of 4th May, 1740.
F1s Majesty the King of Saxony being willing to conform to the arrangements made by the Courts of Russia, Austria, France, Great Britain, and Prussia, relative to the House of Schönburg, as contained in the following Article, which forms Article XXXIII of those Articles that have been communicated to His said Majesty at Presburg, viz. :
“ Article. The High Contracting Parties, in expressly reserving to the House of the Princes of Schönburg the Rights which shall in future belong to that Family, in consequence of the rank it holds in the Germanic Confederation, confirm and guarantee to them respectively, in regard to their possessions in the Kingdom of Saxony, all the prerogatives which the Royal House of Saxony has recognised in the Récès of the 4th of May, 1740, concluded between Saxony and the House of Schönburg," Declares :
Declaration by Saxony for observance thereof, and for recognition of
Advantages and Rights which may be assured to the Princes and Courts of Schönburg by the Germanic Confederation. I. That he engages to the Five Powers above mentioned, to * For French version see State Papers," vol. ii, p. 93. + See Appendix.