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and of completing the arrangements of Article VIII., of the Convention signed between the said Courts at London, on the 7th May, 1832, have agreed as follows:
The succession to the Royal Crown and dignity in Greece, in the line of the Prince Otho of Bavaria, King of Greece, as also in the lines of his younger brothers, the Princes Luitpold and Adalbert of Bavaria, which lines were contingently substituted for that of the said Prince Otho of Bavaria, by the VIIIth Article of the Convention of London of the 7th May, 1832, shall take place from male to male, in the order of primogeniture.
Females shall not be capable of succeeding to the Crown of Grecce, except in the event of the entire failure of legitimate male heirs in all the three above-mentioned branches of the house of Bavaria and it is understood that, in such case, : the Royal Crown and dignity in Greece shall pass to that Princess, or to the legitimate descendants of that Princess, who, in the order of succession, shall be the nearest to the last King of Greece.
If the Crown of Greece shall devolve upon a female, her legitimate male descendants shall, in their turn, be preferred to females, and shall ascend the Throne of Greece in the order of primogeniture. In no case shall the Crown of Greece be united on the same head with the Crown of any foreign country.
The present explanatory and supplementary Article shall have the same force and validity as if it were inserted word for word in the Convention of the 7th May, 1832. It shall be ratified, and the ratifications thereof shall be exchanged as soon as possible.
In witness whereof the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the same, and have affixed thereto the seals of their arms.
Done at London, the 30th day of April, in the year of our Lord, 1833.
(L.S.) A. DE CETTO.
Act of the British Parliament, " to enable His Majesty to carry into effect a Convention made between His Majesty and the King of the French and the Emperor of all the Russias, and the King of Bavaria."
[2 & 3 Will. 4. cap. 121.]
[16th August, 1832.]
WHEREAS, by a Convention made and signed at London on the 7th day of May, 1832, between His Majesty and the King of the French and the Emperor of all the Russias on the one part, and the King of Bavaria on the other part, the hereditary sovereignty of Greece was offered by the Courts of Great Britain, France, and Russia, to the Prince Frederick Otho of Bavaria, second son of His Majesty the King of Bavaria, and the same was accepted by His said Majesty the King of Bavaria, acting in the character of guardian of the said Prince Otho during his minority and whereas an Article was agreed upon between the said Contracting Parties to the following effect: (that is to say,)
Article XII.-[See Page 57.]
And whereas it is expedient that His Majesty should be enabled to carry into effect the said Convention: be it therefore enacted by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, that it shall be lawful for His Majesty, his heirs and successors, and they are hereby authorized, to guarantee the loan to be contracted by Prince Otho of Bavaria, as King of Greece, upon the terms and conditions specified in the said 12th Article of the said Convention; and that, for the purpose of giving effect to the said guarantee, the Lord High Treasurer, or the Commissioners of the Treasury of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, or any three or more of them, for the time being, respectively shall be, and he and they is and are hereby empowered from time to time, out of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, to cause to be issued such sums of money as shall be required for the payment
of any interest or sinking fund agreed to be paid by His Majesty under the said Convention, as and when the same may from time to time respectively become payable, and so long as the same should be payable conformably to the tenor of His Majesty's engagements as specified in the said Convention.
II. And be it further enacted, that the said Lord High Treasurer or Commissioners of the Treasury for the time being shall cause to be prepared, and shall lay before both Houses of Parliament within 20 days after the commencement of every Session of Parliament, an account, up to the 31st day of December then next preceding, of the total sums, if any, which shall from time to time have been issued and applied by virtue of this Act for paying and satisfying any interest on the said part of the said loan so agreed to be guaranteed by his said Majesty, or towards paying and satisfying any principal thereof.
OBSERVATIONS ON THE THIRD INSTALMENT OF THE GREEK LOAN.
THE papers which were presented a few days ago to the House of Commons on the subject of the Greek Loan are entitled to the most serious consideration, not only of every member of both Houses of Parliament, but of every Englishman who retains the slightest interest in the honour of his country, and in the character of her foreign policy.
It will appear, on an attentive perusal of the Convention of May 7th, 1832, inserted in this number, that the questions involved in the correspondence now laid before Parliament have a more or less direct bearing on the international interests of England, Russia, France, Bavaria, Greece, and Turkey. It is matter, therefore, of regret that his Majesty's government should have postponed to so late a period of the session a question the solution of which is thrown entirely upon the responsibility of the Legislature, whilst the means of judging of its
importance have been very imperfectly furnished by his Majesty's ministers.
To enable our readers to understand the merits of the question, we must first point out to them the various instances in which the Convention of May the 7th has been violated, either by the nonfulfilment of some of the stipulations, or by the perversion of others.
ARTICLE VI stipulates that the Protocol of the 3rd of February, 1830, was to be converted into a definitive Treaty, to which the King of Greece was to become a contracting party.
Now, this Treaty has never been framed, and the only Treaty that exists regulating the relation in which the Greek Monarchy stands towards the Three Courts is that which we are commenting on, and in it, besides the Three Powers who were parties to the Treaty of the 6th of July, we observe only the name of Bavaria, whose Monarch could not stipulate any thing in the name of Greece, which by these presents was to be erected into an independent Monarchy, (Article 4,) nor, consequently, in the name of its sovereign, whom he