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Treaties,&c. presented by His Majesty's large an augmentation of territory
Command to both Houses of Parlia- as circumstances will permit. ment, Jan.3, 180 6.
d. The future security of the
kingdom of Naples, and the comTreaty of Concert between His Majes- plete evacuation of Italy, the island
ty and the Emperor of all the Rus- of Elba included, by the French · sias, signed at St. Petersburgh, the forces. 11th of April, 1805.
e. The establishment of an order
• of things in Europe, which may Arr. I.- As the state of suffering efectually guarantee the security and in which Europe is placed, demands independence of the different states, speedy remedy-Their majesties the and present a solid barrier against king of the united kingdom of future usurpations. Great Britain and Ireland, and the ART.III.--His Britannic majesty, emperor of all the Russias, have in order to concur efficaciously on mutually agreed to consult upon the his side to the happy effects of means of putting a stop thereto, the present concert, engages to conwithout waiting for farther encroach- tribute to the common efforts, by ments on the part of the French employing his forces both by sea government. They have agreed, in and land, as well as his vessels consequence, to employ the most adapted for transporting troops, in speedy and the most efficacious means such manner as shall be determined to form a general League of the upon in the general plan of opera. states of Europe, and to engage thern tions. His majesty will moreover to accede to the present concert; assist the different powers who shall and, in order to accomplish the end accede thereto by subsidies, the proposed, to collect together a force, amount of which shall correspond to which, independently of the succours the respective forces which sball be furnished by his Britannic majesty, employed; and in order that the said may amount to five hundred, thou- pecuniary succours may be proporsand effective men; and to employ tioned in the manner most conducive the same energy, in order either to to the general good, and to assist the induce or com pel the French govern- powers in proportion to the exerment to agree to the re-establishment tions they may make, to contribu:e of peace, and the equilibrium of to the common success, it is agreed, Europe.
that these subsidies, (barring partiART. II. - The object of this cular arrangements) shall be furnishleague will be to carry into effect ed in the proportion of one million what is proposed by the present two hundred and fifty thousand concert, namely:
pounds sterling, for each hundred a. The evacuation of the country thousand men of regular troops, and of llanover, and the north of Ger. so in proportion for a greater or many.
smaller number, payable according 5. The establishment of the inde. to the conditions hereafter specified. pendence of the republics of Holland Arr. IV.-The said subsidies shall and Swisserland.
be payable by instalments, from c. The re-establishment of the king month to month, in proportion to of Sardinia in Piedmont, with as the forces which each power shall
employ in pursuance of its engage. Britannic majesty engages to conmonts, to combat the common enc. tinue the payment of the subsidies my, and according to the official during the continuance of the war. report of the armies employed at the ART.VII.-The present concert opening of the campaign, and of which is mutually acknowledged by the several reinforcements which the high contracting parties to be may join them. An arrangement equally valid and binding as the shall be made in conformity with the most solemn treaty, shall be ratified plan of operations, which shall be by his majesty the king of the united forth with regulated as to the period kingdom of Great Britain and Ire. when these subsidies shall begin to land, and by his majesty the emperor be paid, and the mode and place of of all the Russias, and the ratifica. payment shall be settled, so as to tions thereof shall be exchanged at suit the convenience of each of the St. Petersburgh, within the space of . belligerent parties. His Britannic ten weeks, or sooner, if possible. majesty will likewise be prepared to in testimony whereof the respec. advance within the current year, a tive plenipotentiaries have signed the sum for putting the troops in motion. same, and have hereunto affixed the This sum shall be settled by parti. seals of their arms. Done at St. cular arrangements to be entered Petersburgh, 30th March (11h into by each power, who shall take April,) in the year 1805. part in this concert: but his said (L. S.) Granville Leveson Gower, majesty understands that the whole (L. S.) Adam prince Czartoryski. of the sums to be furnished to any (L. S.) Nicolas de Novossilzoff. power within the current year, as well on account of the said advance No 1. (A.)--First Separate Article as for the monthly subsidies, is in no of the Treaty of Concert between case to exceed the proportion of one his Majesty and the Emperor of million two hundred and fifty thou. Russia, signed at St. Petersburgh, sand pounds sterling for every hun. Ilth April - 30th Murch, 1805. dred thousand men.
Art.V.The high contracting par: His majesty the emperor of all the ties agree, that the different members Russias, having made known to his of the league shall respectively be Britannic majesty, his arrangements permitted to retain accredited per- with their majestics the cmperor of sons with the commanders in chief Germany and the king of Sweden. of the different armies, to carry on His Britannic majesty engages to the correspondence, and to attend fulfil bis stipulations of the preto the military operations,
sent treaty of concert towards Art.VI.-Their majesties agrec, each of those powers, if, in that in the event of a league being the space of four months, reckforined, such as is pointed out in the oning from the day of the signa. first article, they will not make ture of the present instrument, both peace with France but by the com. those powers, or one of them, shall mon consent of all the powers who have caused their forces to act shall become parties in the said against France by virtue of the cri. league ; and also that the continental gagements they have taken with powers shall not recal their forces his majesty the emperor of all the before the peace ; moreover, his Russias. VOL. XLVIII.
This separate article shall have the the scals of our arms.-Done at St. same force and validity as if it were Petersburgh, this 11th April, (30th inserted word for word in the treaty March) in the year 1805. of concert signed this day, and shall (L. S.) Granville Lereson Gower. be ratified at the same time.
(L: S.) Adam prince Czartoryski. In witness whereof, we the under. (L. S.) Nicolas de Novossilzoff. signed, by virtue of our full powers, have signed the present separate No. 1. (C.)-Fifth separate Article article, and have affixed thereto the of the Treaty of Concert between seals of our arms.--Done at St. his Majesty and the Emperor of Petersburgh this 11th April (30th Russia, signed at St. Petersburgh, March,) in the year 1805. . lith April, (30th of March), 1805.
(L. S.) Granville Leveson Gower. (L. S.) Adam prince Czartoryski. His majesty the emperor of all the (L. S.) Nicolas de Novossilzoff. Russias, engages also to march as
soon as possible an army of not less No 1. (B.)-Fourth separate Article than 60,000 men to the frontiers of
of the Treaty of Concert between Austria, and also another of not less his Majesty and the Emperor of than 80,000 men to the Prussian Russia, signed at St. Petersburgh, frontiers, to be ready to co-operate 11th April --30th March, 1805. with the said courts in the propor.
tion established by the treaty of con. The collecting of 500,000 effec. cert signed this day, and to support tive men, mentioned in article 1. of them respectively in case they should the treaty of concert signed this day, be attacked by France, who might not being so easy as it is desirable, suppose them to be engaged in some their inajesties have agreed that it negociation tending towards an obshould be carried into execution as ject contrary to her views ; but it is soon as it should be possible to understood, that independently of oppose to France an effective force the one hundred and fifteen thousand of 400,000 men, composed in the men, which his Imperial majesty of following manner :- Austria will all the Russias will cause to act supply 250,000 men, Russia not less against the French, he will keep than 115,000 men, independently of bodies of reserve and observation the levies made by her in Albania, upon his frontiers, in Greece, &c. and the remainder It is morcover agreed, that, as the of the 400,000 will be made up forces promised by his majesty the by the troops of Naples, Hanover, emperor of all the Russias shall all, Sardinia, and others. .
or in part, quit the frontiers of his This separate article shall have the cmpire, his Britannic majesty will same force and validity as if it were pay them the subsidies at the rate inserted word for word in the treaty established by the present treaty of of concert signed this day, and shall concert, until the return of the said be ratified at the same time. . forces to their houses; and more.
In witness whereof, we the under over, the equivalent of three months signed, by virtue of our full powers, of subsidy as a première mise en cam, have signed the present separate pagne. article and have affixed thereto tho
Tho The Russian troops already sta. These principles are in no degree tioned at the Seven Islands, or which to control the public opinion in may be intended to be transported France, or in any other countries thither, will not enjoy the advantage' where the combined armies may of the subsidies and of the premiere carry on their operations, with mise en campagne, stipulated in the respect to the form of government it present article, before the day of may be proper to adopt; nor to their leaving the Seven Islands to appropriate to themselves, till a commence their operations against peace should be concluded, any of the French
the conquests made by one or the This separate article shall have the other of the belligerent parties; and same force and validity as if it were to take possession of the towns and inserted word for word in the treaty territories which may be wrested of concert, signed this day, and rati. from the common enemy, in the fied at the same time.
name of the country or states to In witness whereof, we the under. which, by acknowledged right, they signed, by virtue of our full powers, belong, and in all other cases, in the have signed the present separate name of all the members of the article, and have affixed thereto the league; and finally to assemble, at scals of our arms. — Done at St. the termination of the war, a general Petersburgh, the 11th April (30th congress to discuss and fix the pro. March,) 1805.
visions of the law of nations, on (L. S.) Granville Leveson Gower. a more determined basis than un. (L. S.) Adam prince Czartoryski. fortunately has hitherto bcen prae(L. S.) Nicolas de Novossilzoff. ticable; and to insure the observ
ance by the establishment of a No. 1. (D.)-Sixth separate Article federative system calculated upon
of the Treaty of Concert between the situation of the different states his Majesty and the Emperor of of Europe. Russia, signed at St. Petersburgh, This separate article shall have the the 11th April (30th March) same force and validity as if it were
inserted word for word in the treaty
of concert signed this day, and shall His majesty the king of the united be ratified at the same time. kingdom of Great Britain and Ire. In witness whereof, we the underland, and his majesty the emperor of signed, by virtue of our full powers, all the Russias, being disposed to have signed the present separate form an energetic concert, with the article, and have affixed thereto the sole view of jusuring to Europe a seals of our arms.--Done at St. lasting and solid peace, founded Petersburgh, the 11th April (30th upon the principles of justice, equity, March) 1805. and the law of nations, by which (L. S.) Granville Leveson Gower. they are constantly guided, are (L. S.) Adam princc Czartoryski. aware of the necessity of a mutual (L. S.) Nicolas de Novossilzoff. understanding at this time upon several principles, which they will No. 1 (E.)Eighth separate Article. svince in pursuance of a previous concert, as soon as the events of It being possible that the bias the war may render it necessary, which the French goverament tries
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to give to the counsels of the differ. his armies in a state of readiness for ent states of Europe, may determine action without delay, by completing one or other of those states to throw their numbers, and by concentrating obstacles in the way of the attain them in the neighbourhood of the ment of the salutary effects which borders of France. His Britannic are the object of the present con. majesty, considering the extraordi. eert, and even to have recourse to nary expences which this measure hostile measures against one of the will render necessary, promises and high contracting parties, in spite of engages to furnish to his imperial their endeavours to establish an royal majesty, immediately after his equitable and permanent order of accession to the present concert, the things in Europe, his Britannic sum of one million of pounds sterling majesty and his majesty the emperor for premiere mise en campagne, which of all the Russias agree to make the king of the united kingdom of common cause against every power, Great Britain and Ireland will not which, by the employment of its réclaim, in case the negociations forces, or by too intimate an union for peace should be crowned with with France, inay pretend to raise success, provided that, in a contrary essential obstacles to the develope. event, Austria would take the field ment of those measures, which the immediately. high contracting parties may have to This separate article shall have take, in order to attain the object the same force and validity as if it proposed by the present concert. were inserted word for word in the
This separate article shall have treaty of concert signed this day, the same force and validity, as if it and shall be ratified at the sadie time. were inserted word for word in the lo uitness whereof, we the under. treaty of concertsigned this day, and signcd, by virtue of our full pow. shall be ratified at the same time. ers, have signed the present separate
In witness whereof, we the under article, and have affixed thereto the signed, by virtue of our full powers, seals of our arms.-Done at St. have signed the present separate Petersburgh, 11th April, (soth article, and have affixed thereto the March), 1805. seals of war arms. Done at St. (LS.) Granville Leveson Gower. Petersburgh, the 11th April, (30th (L. S.) Adam prince Czartoryski. March,) 1805.
(L. S.) Nicolas de Novossilzoft. (L. S.) Granville Leveson Gower. (L. S.) Adam prince Czartoryski. No. I. (G.) Separate and secret (L. S.) Nicolas de Novossilzoff.
No. 1.(F) Elecenth separate Article. Although the high contracting
parties have agreed by the first sepa. The high contracting parties, ac- rate article of the treaty of concert knowledging the necessity of sup. established this day between them, porting the propositions of peace, that Austria and Sweden shall par. which it is their intention to make to take of the advantages of the said con. Buona parte by energetic demonstra- rert, but in the erent of their bringtions, have resolved to invite his impe. 'ing their forces into action against rialand royal apostolic inajesty to put France four months after its signa.