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seditious writings have been printed, published and industriously circulated, tending to promote the several purposes aforesaid, and to raise groundless jealousies and discontents in the minds of his majesty’s faithful and loyal subjects. And whereas we have been farther given to understand, that with a view of the better enabling themselves to carry into effect the wicked purposes aforesaid, in some parts of the kingdom, men, clandestinely and unlawfully assembled, have practised military training and exercise. And whereas the welfare and happiness of this kingdom do, under Divine Providence, chiefly depend upon a due submission to the laws, a just reliance on the integrity and wisdom of parliament, and a steady perseverance in that attachment to the government and constitution of the realm, which has ever prevailed in the minds of the people thereof: and whereas there is nothing which we so earnestly wish as to preserve the public peace and #". and to secure to all is majesty's liege subjects the entire enjoyment of their rights and liberties. We, therefore, being resolved to repress the wicked, seditious and treasonable practices aforesaid, have thought fit, in the name and on the behalf of his majesty, and by and with the advice of his majesty's privy council, to issue this our Royal Proclamation, solemnly warning all his majesty's liege subjects to guard against every attempt to overthrow the law and to subvert
the government so happily established within this realm; and to abstain from every measure inconsistent with the peace and good order of society, and earnestly exhorting them, at all times and to the utmost of their power, to avoid and discountenance all proceedings tending to produce the evil effects above described. x And we do strictly enjoin all his majesty's loving subjects to forbear from the practice of all such military training and exercise as aforesaid, as they shall answer the contrary thereof at their peril. And we do charge and command all sheriffs, justices of the peace, chief magistrates of cities, boroughs and corporations, and all other magistrates throughout Great Britain, that they do, within their respective jurisdictions, make diligent inquiry in order to discover and bring to justice the authors and printers of such wicked and seditious writings as aforesaid, and all who shall circulate the same ; and that they do use their best endeavours to bring to justice all persons who have been or may be guilty of uttering seditious speeches and harangues, and all persons concerned in any riots or unlawful assemblies, which, on whatever pretext they may be grounded, are not only contrary to law, but dangerous to the most important interests of the kingdom. Given at the court at Carltonhouse, this 30th day of July, 1819, and in the 59th year of his majesty's reign. - GoD save THE KING.
Thanks of the Prince Regent to the Manchester Magistrates and Yeomanry.
Whitehall, Aug. 21.
My Lord,—Having laid before the #. Regent the accounts transmitted to me from Manchester of the proceedings at that place on Monday last, I have been commanded by his royal highness to request that your lordship will express to the ma
istrates of the county. of
ancaster, who attended on that day, the great satisfaction derived by his royal highness from their prompt, decisive and efficient measures for the preservation of the public tranquillity; and likewise that your lordshi will communicate to major Trafford his royal highness's high approbation of the support and assistance to the civil power afforded on that occasion by himself and the officers, non-commissioned officers and privates, serving under his command.
I have the honour, &c.
(Signed) SIDMoUTH. To the earl of Derby, &c. &c. &c. Knowsley.
. N. B. A similar letter was addressed to lord Stamford, respecting the Cheshire magistrates and yeomanry.
Papers relating to the Congress at Air-la-Chapelle in October and November, 1818.
No. I.-Convention between his
Britannic majesty and his most
Christian majesty, for the eva
cuation of the French territory
by the allied troops.-Signed
* Aix-la-Chapelle, October 9, 18.
In the name of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity.
Their majesties the emperor of Austria, the king of Prussia and the emperor of all the Russias, having repaired to Aix-la-Chapelle; and their majesties the king of the united kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the king of France and Navarre, having sent thither their plenipotentiaries; the ministers of the five courts have assembled in conference together; and the plenipotentiary of France having intimated, that in consequence of the state of France and the faithful execution of the treaty of November 20, 1815, his most Christian majesty was desirous that the military o stipulated by the fifth article of the said treaty, should cease as soon as possible, the ministers of the courts of Austria, Great Britain, Prussia and Russia, after having in concert with the said plenipotentiary of France, maturely examined every thing that could have an influence on such an important decision, have declared, that their sovereigns would admit the F.". of the evacuation of the
rench territory at the end of the third year of the occupation; and wishing to confirm this resolution by a formal convention, and to secure, at the same time, the definitive execution of the said treaty of November 20, 1815,his majesty the king of the united kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, on the one part, and his majesty the king of Francer and Navarre on the other part, have, for this purpose, named as their
plenipotentiaries, viz. His majesty
the king of the united kingdo; Q
of Great Britain and Ireland, the right hon. Robert Stewart, viscount Castlereagh, knight of the most noble and illustrious order of the Garter, a member of the imperial parliament of Great Britain and Ireland, colonel of the Londonderry regiment of militia, a member of his Britannic majesty’s most honourable privy council, and his principal secretary of state for foreign affairs, &c. &c. and the most excellent and most illustrious lord Arthur, duke, marquis and earl of Wellington, marquis Douro, viscount Wellington of Talavera and of Wellington, and baron Douro of Wellesley; a member of his Britannic majesty’s most honourable privy council, a field marshal of his forces, colonel of the royal regiment of horse-guards, knight of the most noble and most illustrious order of the Garter, and knight grand cross of the most honourable military order of the Bath; prince of Waterloo, duke of Ciudad Rodrigo, and a grandee of Spain of the first class, duke of Vittoria; marquis of Torres Vedras, conde of Vimeira in Portugal, knight of the most illustrious order of the Golden Fleece, of the military order of St. Ferdinand of Spain, knight grand cross of the imperial military order of Maria Theresa, knight grand cross of the military order of Saint George of Russia, of the first class, knight grand cross of the royal and military order of the Tower and Sword of Portugal, knight grand cross of the royal and military order of the Sword of Sweden, &c. &c. &c.—And his majesty the king of France and Navarre, the sieur
Armand Emanuel du Plessis Richelieu, duke of Richelieu, peer of France, knight of the royal and military order of Saint Logis, of the royal order of the Legion of Honour, and of the orders of Saint Andrew, Saint Alexander Newsky, Saint Anne, Saint Wladimir and Saint George of Russia; his first gentleman of the chamber, his minister and secretary of state for foreign affairs, and president of the council of his ministers; — who, after having mutually communicated to each other their respective full powers, found to be in good and due form, have agreed upon the following articles:
Art. I.-The troops composing
the army of occupation shall be withdrawn from the territory of France by the 30th of November next, or sooner, if possible. Art. II. — The strong places and fortresses which the said: troops occupy, shall be given up to commissioners named for that
purpose by his most Christian
majesty, in the state in which they were at the time of their occupation, conformably to the ninth article of the convention concluded in execution of the fifth article of the treaty of November 20, 1815. Art. III.—The sum destined to provide for the pay, the equipment and the clothing of the troops of the army of occupation, shall be paid, in all cases, up to the 30th of November next, on the same footing on which it has existed since the 1st of Decem
ber, 1817. Art. IV.-All the accounts between France and the allied powers having been regulated and - settled
settled, the sum to be paid by France to complete the execution of the fourth article of the treaty of November 20th, 1815, is definitively fixed at 265 millions of francs. Art. W. — Of this sum the amount of 100 millions, effective value, shall be paid by inscriptions of rentes on the great book of the public debt of France, bearing interest from the 22nd of September, 1818. The said inscriptions shall be received at the rate of the funds on Monday the 5th of October, 1818. Art. VI.-The remaining 165 millions shall be paid by nine monthly instalments, commencing on the 6th of January next, by bills on the houses of Hope and Co. and Baring, Brothers and Co., which, as well as the inscription of rentes, mentioned in the above article, shall be delivered to commissioners of the courts of Austria, Great Britain, Prussia and Russia, by the royal treasury of France, at the time of the complete and definitive evacuation of the French territory. Art. VII.-At the same period the commissioners of the said courts shall deliver to the royal treasury of France the six bonds not yet discharged, which shall remain in their hands, of the fifteen bonds delivered conformably to the second article of the convention concluded for the execution of the fourth article of the treaty of November 20th, 1815. The said commissioners shall, at the same time, deliver the inscription of seven millions of rentes, created in virtue of the eighth article of the said convention.
Art. VIII.-The present con
vention shall be ratified, and the ratifications thereof exchanged at Aix-la-Chapelle in the space of a fortnight, or sooner if possible.— In witness whereof the respective plenipotentiaries have signed the same, and have thereunto affixed the seal of their arms. Done at Aix-la-Chapelle, the 9th day of October, in the year of our Y.: 1818.
L. S.) CASTLEREAGH.
L. S.) WELLINGToN.
No. II.- Protocol between the five Cabinets, signed at Aixla-Chapelle, the 3rd of November, 1818.
The duke de Richelieu represented at the conference, that the terms for the payment of the 265 millions to be furnished by France, according to the convention of the 9th of October, having been fixed at very near periods, a too rapid exportation of specie has been occasioned, which tends to produce a depreciation in the inscriptions of rentes, o injurious to the interests. of all the contracting parties. To remedy this inconvenience, the duke de Richelieu proposed the following arrangements:—
1st. That the 165 millions which France ought to discharge, according to the sixth article of the convention, by nine equal monthly instalments, from the 6th of January to the 6th of September next, shall be paid by twelve monthly instalments, from the 6th of January to the 6th of December inclusive; the interest for the delay of three months being made good by France, at the rate of five per cent. 2d. That the 100 millions to be discharged by inscriptions of rentes, according to the fifth article of the said convention, and for which the different governments have treated with Messrs. Baring and Hope, shall be realized by payments made at the same epochs, and with the same allowance of interest, by the drawers, on account of the delay which shall be granted them. 3. That arrangements shall be adopted with the above-mentioned houses, in order that the bills drawn upon them, conformably to Article VI. may be paid in assets at the different places which may suit the convenience of the governments interested, in such a manner as to effect their discharge, and avoid the removal of too great a mass of specie. , M. M. the ministers and plenipotentiaries of Austria, Great Britain, Prussia and Russia, were unanimously of opinion to admit the proposition of the duke of Richelieu, with the proviso that, with respect to Article III. particular arrangements shall be contracted with Messrs. Baring and Hope, to fix the terms on which the assets in foreign funds shall be accepted; and also that, in order to facilitate these arrangements, Mr. Baring should be invited to come to Aix-la-Chapelle, to take measures for that purpose, in concert with the persons charged with this business. Prince Hardenberg moreover placed on the Protocol the subjoined observations and reservations, relative to the private arrangement that the Prussian go*
vernmententered into with Messrs. Baring, for the part of the payments stipulated by the convention of the 9th of October, which accrue to the said government. (Signed) METTERNIcH. CASTLEREAGH. WELLINGTON. HARDENBERG. BERNsToRFF. NEssELRoDE. CAPo D'Is TRIA.
Subjoined to the Protocol of the 3rd November, 1818.
If the Prussian government consents to the proposed modifications of the pecuniary stipulations of the convention of the 9th of October, it is in the threefold supposition—1st. That its private arrangement with Messrs. Hope and Co., and Baring, Brothers, and Co., remain entire, except with regard to such modifications as the Prussian government may ultimately agree upon with those houses.—2nd. That the loss which play result from the proposed payment in assets, upon foreign places, shall be made good to the allied sovereigns; and—3rd. That the guarantee already stipulated for the payments *. upon, shall also extend to the more remote periods now required.
No. III.—PRotocol between the five Cabinets. Aix-la-Chapelle, Nov. 11, 1818. According to Articles 5 and 6, of the convention signed on the 9th of October last, between France and the courts of Austria,
Great Britain, Prussia and Rus-.
sia, the sum of 265 millions of francs (still remaining to be paid by France for the entire fulfil