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[Luxemburg and Limburg.]

No. 184.-TREAT Y of Separation, between Belgium and the

Netherlands. Signed at London, 19th April, 1839.*

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ART.

TABLE. Preamble. Reference to Treaties of 15th November, 1831, and 19th

April, 1839. 1

The same as those of the Treaty between Great Britain, &c., and the to 24.

Netherlands, of 19th April, 1839.
25. Peace and Friendship.
26. Ratifications.

(Translation.t)
Reference to Treaties of 15th November, 1831; and 19th

April, 1839.
In the Name of the Most Holy and Indivisible Trinity.

His Majesty the King of the Belgians, and His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, taking into consideration their Treaties concluded with the Courts of France, Great Britain, Prussia, and Russia, namely: by His Majesty the King of the Belgians, on the 15th November, 1831 (No. 153), and by His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxemburg, this day (No. 183), their said Majesties have named as their Plenipotentiaries, that is to say:

His Majesty the King of the Belgians, the Sieur Sylvain Van de Weyer, his Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Her Britannic Majesty, &c.;

And His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxemburg, the Sieur Salomon Dedel, his Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Her 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 :

ARTs. I to XXIV were the same as those of the Treaty between Great Britain, &c., and the Netherlands, of 19th April, 1839 (No. 183).

Peace and Friendship. ART. XXV. After the Stipulations of the present Treaty, there

* See also Treaties of 5th November, 1842 ; 8th August, 1843; 11th May, 1867; and 9th and 11th August, 1871. + For French version, see State Papers," vol. xxvii, p. 1320.

[Luxemburg and Limburg.]

shall be Peace and Friendship between IIis Majesty the King of the Belgians on the one part, and His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxemburg, on the other part, their heirs and successors, their respective States and Subjects.

Ratifications. Art. XXVI. The present Treaty shall be ratified, and the Ratifications shall be exchanged at London, at the expiration of 6 weeks, or sooner if possible. This exchange shall take place at the same time as the Ratifications of the Treaty concluded this day between His Majesty the King of the Netherlands and their Majesties the Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary and Bohemia, the King of the French, the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the King of Prussia, and the Emperor of All the Russias.

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 April, 1839.

(L.S.) DEDEL.

(L.S.) SYLVAIN VAN DE WEYER.

(Holland and Belgium. ' Luxemburg and Limburg.] ·

No. 185.TREATY between Great Britain, Austria,

France, Prussia, and Russia, on the one part, and Belgium

on the other. Signed at London, 19th April, 1839.* ART.

TABLE. Preamble. Reference to Treaties of 15th November, 1831, and 19th

April, 1839. 1. Articles annexed to have the same Force as the Treaty. Guarantee of the

5 Powers. 2. Treaty of 15th November, 1831, not obligatory upon High Contracting

Parties. 3. Ratifications.

(Translation as laid before Parliament.f) Reference to Treaties of 15th November, 1831, and 19th April, 1839.

In the Name of the Most Holy and Indivisible Trinity. Her 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, His Majesty the King of Prussia, and His Majesty the Emperor of All the Russias, taking into consideration, as well as His Majesty the King of the Belgians, their Treaty concluded at London on the 15th of November, 1831 (No. 153), as well as the Treaties signed this day (Nos. 183, 184), between their Majesties the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary and Bohemia, the King of the French, the King of Prussia, and the Emperor of All the Russias, on the one part, and His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxemburg, on the other part, and between Ilis Majesty the King of the Belgians and IIis said Majesty the King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxemburg, their said Majesties hare named as their Plenipotentiaries, that is to say:

TIer Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Right Honourable Henry John Viscount Palmerston, Baron Temple, a Peer of Ireland, a Member of Her Britannic Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, a Member of Parliament, and Her Britannic Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, &c.;

His Majesty the Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary and Bohemia, the Sieur Frederick Christian Louis, Count de Senfft

See also Treaties of 5th November, 1842 ; 8th August, 1843 ; 11th May, 1867 ; and 9th and 11th August, 1871. + For French version, sec "State Papers," vol. xxvii, p. 1000.

[Holland and Belgium. Luxemburg and Limburg.)

Pilsach, Chamberlain and Privy Councillor of His Imperial and Royal Apostolic Majesty, and his Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, &c.;

His Majesty the King of the French, the Sieur II race Francis Bastien, Count Sebastiani-Porta, a Lieutenant-General in his Armics, a Member of the Chamber of Deputies in France, his Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Iler Britannic Majesty, &c.;

His Majesty the King of Prussia, the Sieur IIenry William Baron de Bülow, his Chamberlain, Privy Councillor of Legation, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Iler Britannic Majesty, &c.;

His Majesty the Emperor of All the Russias, the Sieur Charles Andrew, Count Pozzo di Borgo, a General of Infantry in his Armies, his Aide-de-Camp General, Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Her Britannic Majesty, &c. ;

And His Majesty the King of the Belgians, the Sieur Sylvain Van de Weyer, his Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plevipotentiary to Her 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 : Articles annexed to have same Force as the Treaty. Guarantee of the

5 Pouers. Art. I. Her 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, His Majesty the King of Prussia, and His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, declare, that the Articles hereunto annexed, and forming the tenor of the Treaty concluded this day between Iis Majesty the King of the Belgians and His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxemburg,* are

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. Treaty of 15th November, 1831, not obligatory upon High

Contracting Parties. ART. II. The Treaty of the 15th of November, 1831 (No. 153),

* See page 994.

considered

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between their Majesties the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary and Bohemia, the King of the French, the King of Prussia, and the Emperor of All the Russias, and IIis Majesty the King of the Belgians, is declared not to be obligatory upon the High Contracting Parties.

Ratifications. Art. III. The present Treaty shall be ratified, and the Ratifications shall be exchanged at London at the expiration of 6 weeks, or sooner if possible. This exchange shall take place at the same time as that of the Ratifications of the Treaty between Belgium and Holland.

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.) SYLVAIN VAN DE WEYER. (L.S.) PALMERSTON. (L.S.) SENFFT. (L.S.) H. SEBASTIANI. (L.S.) BULOW. (L.S.) POZZO DI BORGO.

(ANNEX).—The 24 Articles annexed were Word for Word the same

as those Annexed to the Treaty between the 5 Powers and the King of the Netherlands (No. 183).

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