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exchange for the Principality of Lichtenberg, which mode of exchange has been found impracticable, for which reason the aforesaid Powers have long since found themselves compelled to declare that they considered the good offices which they had pledged in virtue of Article L of the Act of Vienna (No. 27) as at an end.

His Serene Highness the Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, however, taking into consideration the difficulties which the separate administration of a Tract of Country far removed from the ancient Ducal lands entailed both upon the Government itself and upon the inhabitants of the Territory in question, some time since conceived himself called upon to enter into negotiation on the subject of the Cession of the Principality of Lichtenberg to His Majesty the King of Prussia against a full Indemnity, on the basis of some other agreement, a course which the above-mentioned Article of the Act of Vienna has left open.

These negotiations having been repeatedly commenced, and as often interrupted by the political events of the times, His Majesty the King of Prussia and His Serene Highness the Duke of SaxeCoburg-Gotha have now resolved to terminate this affair, which has lately been again taken up, and to conclude a Treaty on the subject, and to this end have appointed the following Plenipotentiaries, viz.;

His Majesty the King of Prussia, His Majesty's Privy Councillor of Finance and Director of the General Administration of Crown Lands and Forests, George Wilhelm Kessler, Knight, &c., and His Majesty's Privy Councillor of Legation, Friedrich Carl von Bulow, Knight, &c., and His Serene Highness the Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, His Highness' Minister Resident, and Chamberlain, Colonel Otto Wilhelm Carl von Röder, Knight, &c.; who, after having exchanged their Full Powers, the validity of which was proved, have discussed and adopted the following Articles, salvâ Ratificatione :

Cession of Lichtenberg to Prussia. ART. I. His Serene Highness the Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha cedes, for himself, his heirs, and successors, to His Majesty the King of Prussia, that Tract of Country situate on the left bank of the Rhine, together with all the various Sovereign Rights appertaining thereto, which His Serene Highness obtained in virtue of Articles XLIX and L of the Act of Vienna (No. 27), and of sub

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sequent Agreements, and which he has hitherto held in possession under the appellation of the Principality of Lichtenberg.

Acceptance of Cession by Prussia. ART. II. His Majesty the King of Prussia accepts this Cession, and accordingly takes possession of the Principality of Lichtenberg, with all the rights and obligations belonging to it.

Indemnity to the Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha for Cession of

Lichtenberg. ART. III. His Majesty the King of Prussia will assign to His Serene Highness the Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, in exchange for the Cession of the Principality of Lichtenberg, an Indemnity which shall not only afford His Serene Highness a clear annual revenue of 80,000 Prussian dollars, but enable him at the same time, partly by the rent of Prussian Crown Lands, and partly by the purchase of estates and other possessions, to acquire landed property.

This Indemnity shall take the place of the Principality of Lichtenberg, together with all the relations in which it has stood with regard to the special House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and to its members.

Date of Delivery of Principality to Prussia. ART. IV. The Principality of Lichtenberg shall be delivered up to His Majesty the King of Prussia by His Serene Highness at latest 14 days after the exchange of the Ratifications of the present Treaty shall have taken place.

Military Force of the Principality. ART. V. The Military Force hitherto kept up in the Principality of Lichtenberg, and that constituting its contingent to the Army of the Confederation, shall be combined by His Majesty the King of Prussia with the troops which compose the Prussian Federal Contingent, without its being necessary in future to furnish a separate contingent for the said Principality; and this augmentation of the Prussian Contingent shall henceforward exempt the Principality of Lichtenberg from its obligation of furnishing a contingent on its part.

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Principality transferred to Prussia free of Debts. ART. VI. The Principality of Lichtenberg is transferred to Prussia, together with all its appointed employés and pensioners, entirely free of all Debts, pursuant to a Special Convention concluded on the subject.

Cession of Principality to be communicated to Powers, Parties to

Vienna Act, and to Germanic Confederation, ART. VII. His Serene Highness the Duke of Saxe-CoburgGotha having duly notified to the Courts specified in Article L of the Act of Vienna (No. 27) the present Agreement respecting the Principality of Lichtenberg, and that notification having been confirmed by His Majesty the King of Prussia by an appropriate communication on the subject to the Courts concerned, the Germanic Confederation shall likewise be informed of the contents of the present Treaty, immediately after its conclusion, by means of a Declaration to be made on the part of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, under a reference to Article VI of the Final Act of Vienna of the 15th of May, 1820 (No. 104); and this Notification shall be confirmed by the Prussian Minister in the Diet.

Ratifications. ART. VIII. The present Treaty shall be ratified by His Majesty the King of Prussia and by His Serene Highness the Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and accordingly the Ratifications* shall be exchanged within 14 days, and if possible earlier.

In faith of which the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the present State Treaty, and have thereunto affixed their Seals,

Done at Berlin, 31st May, 1834.

(L.S.) 0. W. C. VON RODER.

(L.S.) G. W. KESSLER.
(L.S.) F. C. VON BULOW.

* Ratifications exchanged at Berlin 22nd September, 1834.

[Pacification of Spain and Portugal.)

No. 173.-ADDITIONAL ARTICLES to the Treaty

between Great Britain, France, Portugal, and Spain, of 22nd April, 1834. Signed at London, 18th August,

1834. ART.

TABLE. Preamble. Reference to Treaty of 22nd April, 1834. 1. Prevention of Succours from French Territory. 2. Warlike Stores to be supplied by Great Britain to Spain, and Naval

Force if necessary. 3. Co-operation of Portugal in Spain. 4. Ratifications.

(English version.*) Reference to Treaty of 22nd April, 1834. His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; Her Majesty the Queen Regent of Spain during the minority of her daughter Donna Isabella the Second, Queen of Spain; His Majesty the King of the French; and His Imperial Majesty the Duke of Braganza, Regent of the Kingdom of Portugal and the Algarves in the name of the Queen Donna Maria the Second, the High Contracting Parties to the Treaty of the 22nd April, 1834 (No. 171); having taken into their serious consideration the recent events which have occurred in the Peninsula, and being deeply impressed with the conviction that, in this new state of things, new measures have become necessary for the complete attainment of the objects which it was the purpose of the said Treaty to accomplish ; the undersigned, Henry John Viscount Palmerston, Baron Temple, His Britannic Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, &c., Don Manuel Pando, Fernandez de Pinedo, Alava y Davila, Marquis of Miraflores, Her Catholic Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to His Britannic Majesty, &c.; Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord, Prince-Duke de Talleyrand, Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary from His Majesty the King of the French to His Britannic Majesty, &c.; and Christopher Peter de Moraes Sarmento, Her Most Faithful Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to His Britannic Majesty, &c., being furnished with the authority of their respective Governments, have agreed upon the following additional Articles to the Treaty of the 22nd April, 1834 (No. 171):* For French version, see “State Papers," vol. xxii, p. 184.

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Prevention of Succours from French Territory. ART. I. His Majesty the King of the French engages to take such measures in those parts of his Dominions which adjoin to Spain, as shall be best calculated to prevent any Succours of men, arms, or warlike stores, from being sent from the French Territory to the Insurgents in Spain. Warlike Stores to be supplied by Great Britain to Spain, and

Naval Force if necessary. Art. II. His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland engages to furnish to Her Catholic Majesty such supplies of Arms and Warlike Stores as Her Majesty may require, and further to assist Her Majesty, if necessary, with a Naval Force.

Co-operation of Portugal in Spain. Art. III. His Imperial Majesty the Duke of Braganza, Regent of Portugal and the Algarves in the name of the Queen Donna Maria the Second, fully sharing the sentiments of his August Allies, and desirous moreover to make a just return for the engagements contracted by Her Majesty the Queen Regent of Spain by Article II of the Treaty of the 22nd April, 1834 (No. 171), engages to co-operate, if necessity should arise, in aid of Her Catholic Majesty, with such means as may be in his power, and in such mode and manner as may hereafter be agreed upon between their said Majesties.

Ratifications. Ant. IV. The foregoing Articles shall have the same force and effect as if they were inserted, word for word, in the Treaty of the 22nd April, 1834 (No. 171), and shall be considered as forming a part of the same :—they shall be ratified, and the Ratifications thereof shall be exchanged at London within 40 days, or sooner if possible.

In witness whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the same, and have affixed thereto the Seals of their Arms. Done at London, the 18th day of August, 1834.

(L.S.) MIRAFLORES.
(L.S.) TALLEYRAND.

(L.S.) C. P. DE MORAES SARMENTO. (L.S.) PALMERSTON.

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