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pital, St. Pierre d'Albigny, la Rocette,
and Montmeliaft, and the sub-prefecture
of Annecy, with the exception of the
portion of the canton of Faverges, situ-
ated to the east of a line passing between
Ourechaise and Marlems, on the side of
France, and Marthod and Ugine on the
opposite side, and which afterwards fol-
lows the crest of the mountains as far as
the frontier of the canton of Thones; this
line, together with the limit of the can-
tons before-mentioned, shall on this side
form the mew frontier.
On the side of the Pyrenees, the frontiers
between the two kingdoms of France and
Spain, remain such as they were the 1st of
January, 1792, and a joint commission shall
be named on the part of the two crowns
for thepurpose of finally determining the ine.
France, on her part, renounces all rights
of sovereignty, Suzeraineté, and of posses-
sion over all the countries, districts, towns,
and places situated beyond the frontier
above described, the principality of Mo-
maco being replaced on the same footing
on which it stood before the 1st of Ja-
Huary, 1792.
The allied powers assure to France the
possession of the principality of Avignon,
of the Comtat Venaissim, of the Comté
of Montbeilliard, together with the several
insulated territories which formerly be-
longed to Germany, comprehended within
the frontier above described, wiłether they
have been incorporated with France before
or after the 1st of January, 1792. The
powers reserve to themselves, reciprocally,
the complete right to fortify any point in
their respective states which they may
judge necessary for their security.
To prevent all injury to private property,
and protect, according to the most liberal
principles, the property of individuals do-
miciliated on the fronticrs, there shall be
mamed, by each of the states bordering on
France, commissioners, who shall proceed,
conjointly with French commissioners, to
the delineation of the respective boundaries.
As soon as the commissioners shall have
performed their task, maps shall be drawn,
signed by the respective commissioners,
and posts shall be placed to point out the
reciprocal boundaries.
Art. IV.--To secure the communications
of the town of Geneva, with other parts of
the Swiss territory situated on the Lake,
France consents that the road by Versoy
shall be common to the two countries.
The respective governments shall amicably
arrange the means for preventing smuggling,
regulating the posts, and maintaining the
said road.
Art. V.-The navigation of the Rhine,
from the point where it becomes navigable
unto the sea, and vice versá, shall be free, so
that it can be interdicted to no one. And
at the future Congress, attention shall be
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paid to the establishment of the principles,
according to which the duties to be raised
by the States bordering on the Rhine may
be regulated, in the mode the most impar-
tial and the most favourable to the com"
merce of all nations.
The future Congress, with a view to faci-
litate the communication between nations,
and continually to render them less stran-
gers to each other, shall likewise examine
and determine in what manner the above
provision can be extended to other rivers
which, in their navigable course, separate
or traverse different states.
Art. VI.--Holland, placed under the
sovereignty of the house of Orange, shall
receive an increase of territory. The title
and exercise of that sovereignty shall not
in any case belong to a Prince wearing or
destined to wear a foreign crown.
The states of Germany shall be indepen-
dent, and united by a federative bond.
Switzerland, independent, shall continue
to govern herse{f.
Italy, beyond the limits of the countries
which arc to revert to Austria, shall be com-
posed of sovereign states,
Art. VII.--The island of Malta and its
dependencies shall belong in full right and
sovereignty to his Britannic Majesty.
Art. VIII.-His Britannic Majesty, sti-
pulating for himself and his allies, engages
to restore to his most Christian Majesty,
within the term which shall be hereafter
fixed, the colonies, fisheries, factories, and
establishments of every kind which were
possessed by France on the 1st of January,
1792, in the seas and on the continents of
America, Africa, and Asia, with the excep-
tion however of the islands of Tobago, and
St. Lucie, and of the Isle of France and its
dependencies, especially Rodrigues and Les
Sechelles, which several colonies and posses-
sions his Most Christian Majesty cedes in full
right and sovereignty to his Britannic Ma-
jesty, and also the portion of St. Domingo
ceded to France by the treaty of Basle, and
which his Most Christian Majesty restores
in full right and sovereignty to his Catholic
Majesty. -
Art. IX.-His Majesty the King of Swe-
den and Norway, in virtue of the ar-
rangements stipulated with the allies, and
in execution of the preceding article,
consents that the island of Guadaloupe be
restored to his Most Christian Majesty,
and gives up all the rights he may have
acquired over that island.
Art. X-Her Most Faithful Majesty, in
virtue of the arrangements stipulated with
the allies, and in execution of the 8th Ar-
ticle, engages to restore French Guyana,
as it existed on the 1st day of January,
1792, to his Most Christian Majesty, with:
in the term hereafter fixed. -
The renewal of the dispute which exist-
ed at that period on the subject of the from-


556 tier, being the effect of this stipulation, it is agreed that that dispute shall be terminated by a friendly arrangement between the two courts, under the mediation of his Britamuic. Majesty. Art. XI.-The places and forts in those colonies and settlements, which, by virtue of the 8th, 9th, and 10th Articles, are to be restored to his Miost Christian Majesty, shall be given up in the state in which they *may be at the moment of the signature of the present treaty. Art. XIf.—His Britannic Majesty guarantees to the subjects of his Most Christian Majesty the same facilities, privileges, and protection, with respect to commerce, and the security of their persons and property within the limits of the British sovereignty on the continent of India, as are now or shall be granted to the Roost favoured nations. His Most Christian Majesty on his part having nothing more at heart than the perpetual duration of peace between the two Crowns of England and of France, and wishing to do his titmost to avoid any thing which might affect their mutual good understanding, engages not to erect any fortifications in the establishments which are to be restored to him within the limits of the British sovereignty upon the continent of India, and only to place in those establishments the number of troops necessary for the maintenance of the police. Art. XI si...—The French right of fishery upon the great bank of Newfoundland, upon the coasts of the island of that name, and of the adjacent islands in the Gulph of St. Lawrence, shall be replaced upon the footing in which it stood in 1792. Art. XIV.--Those colonies, factories, and establishments, which are to be restored to his Most Christian Majesty by his solitannic Majesty or his Allies, in the northern seas, or in the seas on the contiments of America and Africa, shall be given up within the three months, and those which are beyond the Cape of Good Hope, within the six months which follow the ratification of the present treaty, Art. XV.--The high contracting parties having, by the 4th Article of the Convention of the 93d of April last, reserved to themselves the right of disposing, in the present Definitive Treaty of Peace, of the arsenals and ships of war, armed and unarmed, which may be found in the maritime places restored by the 2d Art. of the said Convention; it is agreed, that the said vessels, and ships of war, armed and unarmed, together with the naval ordnance and naval stores, and all materials for building and equipment, shall be divided between France and the countries where the said places are situated, in the proportion of two-thirds for France, and one-third for tue power to whom the said places shall

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in the countries restored and ceded by the present treaty, shall be prosecuted, dis

turbed, or molested, in his person or property, under any pretext whatsoever, either on account of his conduct or political opinions, his attachment either to any of the contracting parties, or to any government which has ceased to exist, or for any other reason, except for debts contracted towards individuals, or acts posterior to the date of the present treaty. Art. XVII.-The native inhabitants and

aliens, of whatever nation or conditio they may be, in those countries which are to change sovereigns, as well in virtue of the present treaty, as of the subsequent arrangements to which it may give rise, shall be allowed a period of six years, reckoning from the exchange of the ratifications, for the purpose of disposing of their property, if they think fit, whether

it be acquired before or during the prese war, and retiring to whatever country they

may cluoose. Art. XVIII.-The Allied Powers, desiring to offer his Most Christian Majesty a new proof of their anxiety to arrest, as far as in them lies, the bad consequences of the disastrous epoch fortunately terminated by the present peace, renounce all the sums which their governments claim from France, whether on account of contracts, supplies, or any other advances whatsoever

whatsoever to the French Government, during the different wars which have taken place since 1792. His Most Christian Majesty, on his part, renounces every claim which he might bring forward against the Allied Powers on the same grounds. In execution of this article, the high contracting parties engage reciprocally to deliver up all titles, obligations, and documents, which relate to the debts they may have mutually cancelled. Aut. XIX.-The French Government Aengages to liquidate and pay all debts it may be found to owe in countries beyond its own territory, on account of contracts, or other formal engagements between individuals, or private establishments, and the French authorities, as well for supplies, as in satisfaction of legal engagements. Art. XX.-The high contracting parties, immediately after the exchange of the ratifications of the present treaty, shall name commissioners to direct and superintend the execution of the whole of the stipulations contained in the 18th and 19th Articles. These commissioners shall undertake the examination of the claims referred to in the preceding Articles, the Jiquidation of the sums claimed, and the consideratiou of the manner in which the French Government may propose to pay them. They shall also be charged with the delivery of the titles, bonds, and the documen's relating to the debts which the high contracting parties mutually cancel, so that the approval of the result of their labou's shall complete that reciprocal renunciation. Art. XXI.-The debts, which in their origin were specially mortgaged upon the countries no longer belonging to France, or were contracted for the support of their internal administration, shall remain at the charge of the said countries. Such of those debts as have been converted into inscriptions in the great book of the public debt of France, shall accordingly be accounted for with the French Government after the 22d of December, 1813. The deeds of all those debts which have been prepared for inscription, and have not yet been entered, shall be delivered to the governments of the respective countries. The statement of all these debts shall be drawn up and settled by a

joint commission. * Art. XXII.-The French Government

shall remain charged with the reimbursement of all sums paid by the subjects

... of the said countries into the French

coffers, whether under the denomination
of surety, deposit, or consignment.
In like manner all French subjects,
Aemployed in the service of the said coun-
#ries, who have paid sums under the de-
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nomination of surety, deposit, or consignment, into their respective territories, shall be faithfully reimbursed. Art. XXIII.-The functionaries holding situations requiring securities, who are not charged with the expenditure of public money, shall be reimbursed at Paris, with the interest, by fifths and by the year, dating from the signature of the present treaty. With respect to those who are accountable, this reimbursement shall commence, at the latest, six months after the presentation of their accounts, except only in cases of malversation. A copy of the last account shall be transmitted to the government of their countries, to serve for their information and guidance. Art. XXIV.--The judicial deposits and consignments upon the “caisse d'amortissement” in the cxecution of the law of 28 Nivose, year 13, (18th January, 1805) and which belong to the inhabitants of the countries France ceases to possess, shall, within the space of one year from the exchange of the ratifications of the present treaty, be placed in the hands of the authorities of the said countries, with the exception of those deposits and consignments interesting French subjects, which last will remain in the “caisse d’amortissement,” and will only be given up on the production of the vouchers, resulting from the decisions of competent autho. rities. Art. XXV.-The funds deposited by the corporations and public establishments in the “caisse de service,” and in the “cuisse d'amortissement,” or other “caisse,” of the French government, shall be reimbursed by fifths, payable from year to year, to commence from the date of the present treaty; deducting the advances which have taken place, and subject to such regular charges as may have been brought forward against these funds by the creditors of the said corporations, and the said public establishments, Art. XXVI.-From the 1st day of January, 1814, the French Government shall cease to be charged with the payment of pensions, civil, military, and ecclesiastical; pensions for retirement, and allowances for reduction, to any individual who shall cease to be a French subject. Art. XXVII.--National domains acquired for valuable considerations by French subjects in the late departments of Belgium, and of the left bank of the Rhine and the Alps beyond the ancient limits of France, and which now cease to belong to her, shall be guaranteed to the purchasers, Art. XXVIII.—The abolition of the “droits d'Aubaine,” de “Detraction,” and other duties of the same nature, in the countries which have reciprocally made that stipulation with France, or which 4C have

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have been formerly incorporated, shall be
expressly maintained.
Art. XXIX. —The French Government
cmgages to restore all bonds, and other
deeds which may have been seized in the
provinces occupied by the French armies
or administrations; and, in cases where
such restitution cannot be effected, these
bonds and deeds become and continue
Art. XXX. —The sums which shall be
due for ail works of public utility not yet
finished, or finished after the 31st of
YDecember, 1812, whether on the Rhine,
or to the departments detached from
France by the present treaty, shall be
placed to the account of the future posses-
sors of the territory, and shall be paid by
the commission changed with the liquida-
tion of the debts of that country.
Art. XXXI – Ail archieves, maps,
plans, and documents whatever, belong-
ing to the ceded countries, or respecting
their administration, shall be faithfully
given up at the same time with the said
countries; or, if that should be impossible,
wit in a period not exceeding six months
after the cession of the countries them-
This stipulation applies to archieves,
maps, and plates, which may have been
carried away from the countries during
their temporary occupation by the different
armies. -
Art. XXXII.--All the Powers engaged
on either side in the present war, sliałł,
within the space of two months, send
Plenipotentiaries to Vienna, for the pur-
pose of legulating, in general Congress,
the arrangements which are to complete
the provisions of the present treaty. -
Art. XXXIII.--The piesent treaty shall
be ratified, and the ratifications shall be
exchanged within the period of fifteen
days, or sooner if possible.
In witness whereof, the respective
Plenipotential ies have signed and affixed
to it the seals of their arms.
Dome at Paris, the thirtieth of May, in
the year of our lord, one thousand eight
hitutired and foul teen.
(L.S.) CAs, LERE Agii,
(L.S.) A BER pron.
(L.S.) Chani es Stewart, Lieut.-Gen.
(L.S.) LE io NCE DE, BENEyes.T.
Art. I.--His most Christian Majesty,
concurriug, without reserve, in the sen-
timents of his. Britalinic Majesty, with
respect to a description of traffic repug-
nant to the principles of natural justice
and of the eulightened age in which we
live, engages to unite ail his efforts to
those of His Britannic Majesty, at the
approaching Congress, to indnee all the
Powers of Christendom to decree toe
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[July 1, abolition of the Slave Trade, so that the said trade shall cease universally, as it shall cease definitively, under any circumstances, on the part of the French Govern: ment, in the course of five years; and that, during the said period, no slave merchant shall import or sell slaves, except in the Colonies of the State of which he is a subject. - Art. [I.-The British and French Governments shall manie, without delay Commissioners to liquidate the accounts of their respective expences for the main: tenance of prisoners of war, in order to determine the manner of paying the balance which shall appear in favour of the one ou the other of the two powers. Art. I [F.—The respective prisoners of war, before their departure from the place of their detention, shall be obliged to discharge the private debts they may have contracted, or shall at least give sufficient security for the amount. Art. IV.-Immediately after the ratification of the present Treaty of Peace, the sequesters which, since the year 1792; (one thousand seven hundred and ninetytwo) may have been laid on the funds, revenues, debts, or any other effects of the high contracting parties or their subjects, shall be taken .# The commissioners mentioned in the 2d article, shall undertake the examination of the claims of his Britannic Majesty's subjects upon the French Government, for the value of the property, moveable or immoveable, illegally confiscated by the Fiench authorities, as also for the total or partial loss of their debts or other property, illegally detained under sequester since the year 1792, (one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two.) France engages to act towards British subjects in this respect, in the same spirit of justice which the French subjects have experienced in Great Britain; and his Britannic Majesty, desiring to concur in the new pledge which the Allied Powers have given to his most Christian Majesty, of their desire to obliterate every, trace of that disastrous epocha, so happily ter. minated by the present peace, engages on

his part, when complete justice shall be rem-o.

dered to his subjects, to renomnce the whole amount of the balance which shall appearin his favour for the support of the prisoners of war, so that the ratification of the report of the above commissioners, and the discharge of the sums due to British subjects, as well as the restitution of the effects which shall be proved to belong to them, shall complete the renunciation. ' ' ' ' ', Art. W.-The two high contractin parties, desiring to establish the most friendly relations between their respective

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and arrangement, as soon as possible, upon
their commercial interests, with the view
of encouraging and increasing the pros-
perity of their respective States.
The present additional articles shall have
the same force and validity as if they
were inserted, word for word, in the treaty
patent of this day. They shall be ratified,
and the ratifications shall be exchanged at
the same time.
In witness whereof, the respective Ple-
hipotentiaries have signed and affixed to
them the seals of their arms.
Dome at Paris, the thirtieth day of May,

No credit was taken for any surplus of consolidated fuild, it having fallen short of what was expected; and hence it was not decmed adviseable to rely upon it for In the taxes there has been a deficiency in one branch alone, the cus. toms, about one million in the old duties, and eight hundred thousand pounds in the new. But the deficiency in the customs is more than balanced by the surplus in other branches of the revenue. In the excise, one million; in the stamp and postoffice duties; in the assessed taxes, a milhon; in the property tax, two millions,

in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and fourteen.
(L.S.) CAst LERE A.G.H.
(L.S.5 CHARLEs Stewart, Lieut.-Gen.
(L.S.) LR PR (Nck DE BENEve NT.
On the 13th instant, the Chancellor
of the Exchequer laid before the House
of Commons, the Budget of the year,
independently of the consolidated fund of
about forty millions, which he considered
as appropriated by the interest of the
public debt.

1813. SUPPLIES, 1814. 20,575,011 Navy, (exclusive of Ordnance Sea-Service). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,786,509 18,926,537 Army, (including Ireland) with Barracks and Commissariat . . . 18,121,173 9,500,000 Extraordinary (England) -- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,000,000 ; 9,200,000 200,000 Ditto . . . . . . . Ireland) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200,000 $ “” 4,662,797 Unprovided ditto, last Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,350,132 5,101,294 Ordnance (including Ireland). . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - • - - - - - - • 3,955,653 2,500,000 Miscellaneous . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - • * * * * * * * * * * * 2,500,000 6,000,600 N Vote of 5 Fngland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,000,000 R a 200.0 3,200.009 200,000 y Credit & Ireland - - - - - - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200,000 $ “” Subsidics voted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3,000,000 Ditto to be voted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - 1,200,000 Bills of Credit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - 1,000,000 Joint Charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - • . . . . . . . . . G7,313,472 - SEPARATE CHARGES. 174,836 Loyalty Loan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - . 71,320 1,800,000 Interest on Exchequer Bills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • 1,900,000 40,000 Ditto on Debentures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . * 49,780 260,000 Grant to Sinking Fund in respect of o 290,000 Bills unprovided - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 Repayment of Exchequer Bills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,000,000 — 8,811,100 - 75,624,572 Deduct Irish proportion of £67,313,472. . . . . . . . . . 7,919,232 Ditto Civil List and Consolidated Fund . . . . . . . . • - 137,862 8,107,094 Total for England . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67,517,094 1813. WAYS AND MEANS. 8,000,000 Annual Duties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . $,000,000 21,000,000 War Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,500,000 200,000 Lottery - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - e o 'o - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 200,000 6,000,000 Vote of Credit . . . . . . . . . - - - - a - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8 e o - - - - - - - - - 3,000,000 531,096 Naval Stores (English proportion) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - 508,545 21,000,000 First Loam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - • ‘. . . . . 22,000,000 - Second ditto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,500,000 aft;7,708,545

He stated the terms of the loan to be as favourable to the public as Gould be expected, and as likely to be favourable also to the contractors. The charge of the loan is to be met by cancelling redeemed Steck. The general view taken of the state of our finances was, in his opinion, extremely, gratifying. For nearly twenty years we have been engaged in the most a duous and expensive struggle that this or any other country ever knew; and yet a loan of twenty-four millions has been raised at less than five per cent, interest, or less than the legal interest of money! 4C2 - Before

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