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[Holland and Belgium. Luxemburg and Limburg.)

Andrew, Count Pozzo di Borgo, a General of Infantry in his Armies, his Aide-de-Camp General, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Her Britannic Majesty, &c.;

And His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxemburg, the Sieur Solomon Dedel, his Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to ller Britannic Majesty, &c. ;

Who, after having communicated to each other their Full Powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon the following Articles :

Treaty to be entered into between Belgium and the Netherlanıls.*

Art. I. Ilis Majesty the King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxemburg, engages to cause to be immediately converted into a Treaty with His Majesty the King of the Belgians, the Articles annexed to the present Act, and agreed upon by common consent, under the auspices of the Courts of Great Britain, Austria, France, Prussia, and Russia.

Articles annexed to have same Force as Treaty. ART. II. IIer Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, His Majesty the Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary and Bohemia, His Majesty the King of the French, Ilis Majesty the King of Prussia, and Ilis Majesty the Emperor of All the Russias, declare that the Articles mentioned in the preceding Article, are considered as having the same force and validity as if they were textually inserted in the present Act, and that they are thus placed under the guarantee of their said Majesties.

Union between Holland and Belgium dissolved. ART. III. The Union which has existed between Holland and Belgium, in virtue of the Treaty of Vienna of the 31st of Jay, 1815 (No. 22), is acknowledged by Ilis Majesty the Kings of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxemburg, to be dissolved.

Ratifications. Art. IV. The present Treaty shall be ratified, and the Ratifications shall be exchanged at London at the expiration of 6 weeks, or sooner, if possible. The exchange of these Ratifications shall

See Treaty between Belgium and the Netherlands of the same date, page 991.

[Holland and Belgium. Luxemburg and Limburg.]

(Translation as laid before Parliament.*)

Reference to Treati's of 14th October, 1831; and 15th November,

1831. In the Name of the Most Holy and Indivisible Trinity. Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Ilis Majesty the Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary and Bohemia, Flis Majesty the King of the French, Ilis Majesty the King of Prussia, and His Majesty the Emperor of All the Russias, having taken into consideration their Treaty concluded with Ilis Majesty the King of the Belgians, on the 15th of Novemb. r, 1831 (No. 153); and His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxemburg, being (disposed to conclude a Definitive Arrangement on the basis of the 24 Articles agreed upon by the Plenipotentiaries of Great Britain, Austria, France, Prussia, and Russia, on the 14th of October, 1831 ; their said Majesties have named for their Plenipotentiaries, that is to say:

Iler Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Right IIonourable Ilenry John Viscount Palmerston, Baron Temple, a Peer of Ireland, a Member of Iler Britannic Majesty's Viost Honowable Privy Council, a Member of Parliament, and Iler Britannic Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, &c.;

IIis Majesty the Emperor of Austria, King of Ilungary and Bohemia, the Sieur Frederic Christian Louis, Count de SenfftPilsach, Chamberlain and Privy Councillor of Ilis Imperial and Royal Apostolic Majesty, and his Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to IIis Majesty the King of the Netherlands, &c.;

Ilis Majesty the King of the French, the Sieur llorace Francis Bastien, Count Sebastiani-Porta, a Lieutenant-General in his armies, a Member of the Chamber of Deputies of France, his Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Her Britannic Majesty, &c.;

Ilis Majesty the King of Prussia, the Sieur Ilenry William, Baron de Bülow, his Chamberlain, Privy Councillor of Legation, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to ller Britannic Majesty, &c.; His Majesty the Emperor of All the Russias, the Sieur Charles * For French version, see “State Papers," vol. xxvii, p. 990.

[Holland and Belgium. Luxemburg and Limburg.]

Andrew, Count Pozzo di Borgo, a General of Infantry in his Armies, his lide-de-Camp General, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Her Britannic Majesty, &c.;

And Ilis Majesty the King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxemburg, the Sieur Solomon Dedel, his Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to ller Britannic Majesty, &c. ;

Who, after having communicated to each other their Full Powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon the following Articles :

Treaty to be entered into between Belgium and the Vetherlands.*

ART. I. Ilis Majesty the King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxemburg, engages to cause to be immediately converted into a Treaty with His Majesty the King of the Belgians, the Articles annexed to the present Act, and agreed upon by common consent, under the auspices of the Courts of Great Britain, Austria, France, Prussia, and Russia.

Articles annexed to have same Force as Treaty. Art. II. IIer Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, His Majesty the Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary and Bohemia, His Majesty the King of the French, Ilis Majesty the King of Prussia, and Ilis Majesty the Emperor of All the Russias, declare that the Articles mentioned in the preceding Article, are considered as having the same force and validity as if they were textually inserted in the present Act, and that they are thus placed under the guarantee of their said Majesties.

l'nion betueen Ilolland and Belgium dissolved. ART. III. The Union which has existed between Ilolland and Belgium, in virtue of the Treaty of Vienna of the 31st of May, 1815 (No. 22), is acknowledged by Ilis Majesty the King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxemburg, to be dissolved.

Ratifications. ART. IV. The present Treaty shall be ratified, and the Ratifications shall be exchanged at London at the expiration of 6 weeks, or sooner, if possible. The exchange of these Ratifications shall

See Treaty between Belgium and the Netherlands of the same date, [Holland and Belgium, Luxemburg and Limburg.]

page 99 4.

take place at the same time as that of the Ratifications of the Treaty between Holland and Belgium.

In witness whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Treaty, and have affixed thereto the Seal of their Arms.

Done at London, the 19th day of April, in the year of Our Lord, 1839. (L.S.) PALMERSTON.

(L.S.) DEDEL. (L.S.) SENFF (L.S.) II. SEBASTIANI. (L.S.) BULOW. (L.S.) POZZO DI BORGO.

Annex to the Treaty signed at London, on the 19ih of April,

1839, between Great Britain, Austria, France, Prussia, and Russia, on the one part, and the Netherlands, on the

other part.

Composition of Belgian Territory. ART. I. The Belgian Territory shall be composed of the Provinces of

South Brabant ;
Liege;
Namur;
Hainault;
West Flanders;
East Flanders;
Antwerp; and

Limburg ; such as they formed part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands constituted in 1815, with the exception of those Districts of the Province of Limburg which are designated in Article IV.

The Belgian Territory shall, moreover, comprise that part of the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg which is specified in Article II.

Limits of Belgian Territory in Grand Duchy of Luxemburg.

Art. II. In the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg, the limits of the Belgian Territory shall be such as will be hereinafter described, viz. :Commencing from the Frontier of France between Rodange,

(Holland and Belgium. Luxemburg and Limburg.]

which shall remain to the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg, and Athus, which shall belong to Belgium, there shall be drawn, according to the annexed Map, a line which, leaving to Belgium the road from Arlon to Longwy, the Town of Arlon with its district, and the road from Arlon to Bastogne, shall pass between Messancy, which shall be on the Belgian Territory, and Clemancy, which shall remain to the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg, terminating at Steinfort, which place shall also remain to the Grand Duchy. From Steinfort this line shall be continued in the direction of Eischen, Hecbus, Guirsch, Ober-Pallen, Grende, Nothomb, Parette, and Perlé, as far as Martelange: Hecbus, Guirsch, Grende, Nothomb, and Parette, being to belong to Belgium, and Eischen, Ober-Pallen, Perlé, and Martelange, to the Grand Duchy. From Martelange the said line shall follow the course of the Sure, the waterway (Thalweg) of which River shall serve as the limit between the two States, as far as opposite to Tintange, from whence it shall be continued, as directly as possible, towards the present Frontier of the Arrondissement of Diekirch, and shall pass between Surret, Harlange, and Tarchamps, which places shall be left to the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg, and Honville, Livarchamps, and Loutremange, which places shall form part of the Belgian Territory. Then having, in the vicinity of Doncols and Soulez, which shall remain to the Grand Duchy, reached the present Boundary of the Arrondissement of Diekirch, the line in question shall follow the said Boundary to the Frontier of the Prussian Territory. All the Territories, Towns, Fortresses, and places situated to the west of this line, shall belong to Belgium ; and all the Territories, Towns, Fortresses, and places situated to the east of the said line, shall continue to belong to the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg.

It is understood, that in marking out this line, and in conforming as closely as possible to the description of it given above, as well as to the delineation of it on the Map, which, for the sake of greater clearness, is annexed to the present Article, the Commissioners of Demarcation, mentioned in Article V, shall pay due attention to the localities, as well as to the mutual necessity for accommodation which may result therefrom.

Territorial Indemnity to Holland in the Province of Limburg.

ART. III. In return for the cessions made in the preceding Article, there shall be assigned to His Majesty the King of the

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