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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.
[House of Schonburg.)
acknowledge the Advantages and Rights which shall be secured in the Germanic League to the Princes and Counts of Schönburg, which shall, however, not affect the Rights which the Court of Saxony exercises over the possessions of the said House.
Fulfilment by Saxony of Récès of 4th May, 1740.* II. His Majesty the King of Saxony engages also to the Five Powers, for himself and his successors, to fulfil, and to cause to be fulfilled, for ever, and in their full extent, the stipulations contained in the Récès of the 4th May, 1740.
The present Declaration shall have the same force and validity as if it had been inserted in the Treaty concluded this day between His said Majesty and their Majesties the Emperor of Austria, the Emperor of Russia, and the King of Prussia. Done at Vienna, the 18th May, 1815.
(L.S.) LE COMTE SCHULENBURG. (L.S.) DE GLOBIG.
Act of Acceptation of the above Declaration by the 5 Powers.
Vienna, 29th May, 1815.
(Translation.) Thi Undersigned Plenipotentiaries of Austria, Russia, France, Great Britain, and Prussia, formally accept, on the part of their respective Courts, the above Declaration, made in the name of IIis Majesty the King of Saxony, to the end that the engagements therein contained shall have the same force as if they had been textually inserted in the Treaty concluded on the 18th May between the above Courts and His Majesty the King of Saxony. Done at Vienna, the 29th May, 1815.
(L.S.) LE PRINCE DE METTERNICH.
* See Appendix.
No. 18.-- CONVENTION between Great Britain and the
Netherlands and Russia, respecting the Russian-Dutch Loan.
TABLE. Preamble. 1. Portion of Loan to be borne by Great Britain and the Netherlands. 2. Interest and Sinking Fund. 3. Mode of Payment. 4. Russia to be security to Creditors, and to administer the Loan. Great
Britain and the Netherlands liable to Russia for their respective
Proportions. 5. Payments by Great Britain and the Netherlands to cease on Belgic Pro
vinces being severed from the Netherlands : but not to cease in case
of War. 6. Ratifications.
Payments to be made in case of part of Belgic Prorinces being severed
from Dominions of Belgium. Payments to be made in case of Invasion or Temporary Occupation of
Belgic Provinces. Ratification.
(Translation as laid before Parliament.*)
Preamble. In the name of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity. His Majesty the King of the Netherlands being desirous, upon the final Re-union of the Belgic Provinces with Holland, to render to the Allied Powers, who were Parties to the Treaty concluded at Chaumont on the 1st of March, 1814,+ a suitable return for the heavy expense incurred by them in delivering the said Territories from the power of the enemy; and the said Powers having, in consideration of arrangements made with each other, mutually agreed to waive their several pretensions under this head in favour of His Majesty the Emperor of All the Russias, His said Majesty the King of the Netherlands has thereupon resolved to proceed immediately to execute with His Imperial Majesty a Convention to the following effect, to which His Britannic
* For French version see “ State Papers,” rol. ii, p. 378. † See Appendix.
Majesty agrees to be a party in pursuance of engagements taken by His said Majesty with the King of the Netherlands, in a Convention signed at London on the 13th day of August, 1814 (No. 5).
In consequence thereof, the Three said High Contracting Parties have appointed as their Plenipotentiaries, namely: flis 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, one of his said Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, &c.;
His Majesty the Emperor of All the Russias, the Sieur Christopher Count de Lieven, his Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to His Britannic Majesty, &c.; and
His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, the Sieur Henry Baron Fagel, a Member of the Corps des Nobles of the Province of Holland, his Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to His Britannic Majesty, &c. ;
Who, after having mutually exchanged their Full Powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon the following Articles :
Portion of Loan to be borne by Great Britain and the Netherlands.
Art. I. His Majesty the King of the Netherlands hereby engages to take upon himself a part of the capital and arrears of interests, to the 1st of January, 1816, of the Russian Loan made in Holland through the intervention of the House of Hope and Co. in Amsterdam, to the amount of 25,000,000 of florins, Dutch currency; the annual interest of which sum, together with an annual payment for the liquidation of the same, as hereafter specified, shall be borne by, and become a charge upon the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
And His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, engages on his part, to recommend to his Parliament to enable him to take upon himself an equal capital of the said Russian Loan, viz., 25,000,000 of florins, Dutch currency; the annual interest of which sum, together with an annual payment for the liquidation of the same, as hereafter specified, shall be borne by, and become a charge upon the Government of His Britannic Majesty.*
* See Act of Parliament, 55 Geo. III, c. 116, 28th June, 1815 ; and Statement at page 154.