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accord, que la Forteresse de agreed that, as the Fortress of Plaisance, offrant un intérêt plus Placentia is an object of essential particulier au système de Défence interest to the Defensive system of de l'Italie, Sa Majesté Impériale Italy, His Imperial and Royal et Royale Apostolique conservera Apostolic Majesty shall (until the dans cette Ville, jusqu' à l'epoque Reversious consequent on the exdes Réversions après l'extinction tinction of the Spanish line of the de la Branche Espagnole des Bourbons shall take place) conBourbons, le Droit de Garnisontinue to enjoy in that City the pur et simple; tous les Droits Ré- pure and simple right of Garrigaliens et Civils sur cette Ville sou; while all the Crown and Civil étant réservés au Souverain futur Rights on the same City shall be de Parme. Les frais et l'entretien reserved to the future Sovereign of de la Garnison dans la Ville de Parma. The
of mainPlaisance seront à la charge de taining the Garrison in the City of l'Autriche, et sa force en tems de Placentia shall be at the charge Paix, sera déterminée à l'amiable of Austria ; and its force, in time entre les Hautes Parties intéres. of Peace, shall be amicably setsées, en prenant toutefois pour tled among the High Parties conrègle, le plus grand soulagement cerned, who shall make it the rule possible des Habitans.
of their conduct to consult, as much as possible, the comforts of
the Inhabitants. VI. Sa Majesté Impériale et VI. His Imperial and Royal Royale Apostolique, s'engage à Apostolic Majesty engages to pay payer à Sa Majesté l'Infante to Her Majesty the Infanta Maria Marie Louise, les Sommes ar- Louisa, the Arrears due from the riérées depuis lė 9 Juin, 1815, et 9th of June, 1815, pursuant to provenant des Stipulations du is the Stipulations of $ 2, of the 2 de l'Article CI. de l'Acte du CIst. Article of the Act of ConCongrès, et d'en continuer le gress, and to continue the discharge payement selon les mêmes Stipu- of it, according to the same Stilations et avec les mêmes hypo- pulations, and on the same Securithèques. Elle s'engage en outre ties. His Majesty engages, besides, à faire payer à Sa Majesté l'In- to cause to be paid to Her Majesty, fante, le montant des Revenus the Infanta, the Amount of the Reperçus dans la Principauté de venues collected since the period in Lucques, depuis la même époque question up to the moment that Her jusqu'au moment de l'entrée en Majesty the Infanta entered on the possession de Sa Majesté l’In- possession, deducting therefrom fante; déduction faite des frais the charges of Administration. d'Administration. La liquidation The liquidation of these Revenues de ces Revenus aura lieu à l'amia. shall be effected in an amicable ble entre les Hautes Parties inté.
manner between the High Parties ressées, et dans le cas de différence interested; and in case of any difd'opinion, Elles s'en rapporteront ference of opinion, they shall have à l'Arbitrage de Sa Majesté Très recourse to the Arbitration of His Chrétienne.
Most Christian Majesty. VII. La Réversion des Duchés VII. The Reversion of the Du. de Parme, Plaisance, et Guas- chies of Parma, Placentia, and talla, en cas d'extinction de la Guastalla, in the event of the Branche de l'Infant Don Charles Line of the Infant Don Charles Louis, est explicitement maintenu Louis becoming extinct, is clearly dans les termes du Traité d'Aix- understood to remain on the foot. la-Chapelle de 1748, et de l’Arti- ing agreed to in the Treaty of Aixcle Séparé du Traité entre l'Au- la-Chapelle of 1748, and in the triche et la Sardaigne, du 20 Mai, Separate Article of the Treaty con1815.
cluded between Austria and Sar
dinia, May 20, 1815. VIII. Le présent Traité, expé- VIII. The present Treaty, of dié en Septuple, sera joint à l'Ar- which 7 Copies have been signed, ticle Supplémentaire du Traité shall be annexed to the Supple. Général du Congrès de Vienne: mentary Article of the General il sera ratifié par les Hautes Par Treaty of the Congress of Vien. ties respectives, et les Ratifica. na; and shall be ratified by the tions en seront échangées à Paris High Parties respectively, and the dans l'espace de 2 mois, ou plu. Ratifications, of it shall be ex. 1ột si faire se peut.
changed at Paris in the space of
2 months, or sooner if possible. En foi de quoi, les Plénipoten- In testimony of which, the res. tiaires respectifs l'ont signé, et y pective Plenipotentiaries have ont apposé le Cachet de leurs signed it, and affixed thereto the Armes.
Seals of their Arms. Fait à Paris, le 10 du mois de Done at Paris, the 10th of Juin, l'an de Grâce, 1817. June, in the year of our Lord
1817. (L. S.) CHARLES STUART. (L. S.) CHARLES STUART. (L. S.) LE BARON DE VIN- (LS.) THE BARON DE CENT.
VINCENT. (L. S.) LE COMTE DE FER- (L. S.) COUNT FERNAN NAN NUNEZ, Duc
NUNEZ, Duke of de Montellano.
Montellano. (L. S.) RICHELIEU.
(L. S.) RICHELIEU. (L. S.) F. Cl. DE GOLTZ. (L, S.) F.COUNT DEGOLTZ. (L. S.) POZZO DI BORGO. (L. S.) POZZO DI BORGO.
TREATY of Aix-la-Chapelle, 1748, referred to in Article
VII of the preceding Treaty.
(Translation.) Definitive Treaty of Peace and Friendship, between His Brilannic
Majesty, the Most Christian King, and the States General of the United Provinces ; concluded at Aix-la-Chapelle, the 18th day of October, N. S. 1748; to which the Empress Queen of Hungary, the Kings of Spain and Sardinia, the Duke of Modena, and the Republic of Genoa, have acceded.
ART. VII. In consideration of the Restitutions that His Most Chris. tian Majesty, and His Catholic Majesty make, by the present Treaty, either to Her Majesty the Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, or to His Majesty the King of Sardinia, the Dutchies of Parma, Placentia, and Guastalla shall, for the future, belong to the Most Serene Infant Don Philip, to be possessed by hin and his Male Descendants, born in lawful Marriage, in the same manner, and in the same extent, as they have been, or ought to be, possessed by the present Possessors; and the said Most Serene Infant, or his Male Descendants, shall enjoy the said 3 Dutchies, conformably and under the Conditions, expressed in the Acts of Cession, of the Empress Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, and of the King of Sardinia.
These Acts of Cession of the Empress Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, and of the King of Sardinia, shall be delivered, together with their Ratifications of the present Treaty, to the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Catholic King, in like manner as the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries of the Most Christian King, and Catholic King, shall deliver, with the Ratifications of their Majesties, to the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the King of Sardinia, the Orders to the Generals of the French and Spanish Troops to restore Savoy and the County of Nice to the Persons appointed by that Prince to receive them; so that the Restitution of the said States, and the taking possession of the Dutchies of Parma, Placentia, and Guastalla, by or in the name of the Most Serene Infant Don Philip, may be effected within the same time, conformably to the Acts of Cession, the tenor whereof follows :
Act of Cession of the Empress Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, 1748.
We, Maria Theresa, &c. make known by these Presents :
Whereas, in order to put an end to the fatal War, certain Preliminary Articles were agreed upon, on the 30th of April of this year, between the Ministers Plenipotentiaries of the Most Serene and Most Potent Prince, George II, King of Great Britain, and the Most Serene and Most Potent Prince Lewis XV, the Most Christian King, and their High
Mightinesses the States General of the United Provinces, which have been since ratified by all the Powers concerned : the tenor of the IVth Article whereof is conceived in the following manner :
“ IV. The Dutchies of Parma, Placentia, and Guastalla, shall be yielded to the Most Serene Infant Don Philip, to serve him as an Establishment, with the right of Reversion to the present Possessors, after that His Majesty the King of the 2 Sicilies shall have succeeded to the Crown of Spain; as also in case the said Most Serene Infant Don Philip should happen to die without Children.”
And whereas, a Definitive Treaty of Peace having since been concluded, the several points relating to this affair have been, by virtue of the Articles thereof, explained by the common consent of the Parties concerned, in the following manner.
“In cousideration of the Restitutions that His Most Christian Majesty and His Catholic Majesty make, by the present Treaty, either to Her Majesty the Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, or to His Majesty the King of Sardinia, the Dutchies of Parma, Placentia, and Guastalla shall, for the future, belong to the Most Serene Infant Don Philip, to be possessed by him, and his Male Descendants born in lawful Marriage, in the same manner, and in the same extent, as they have been or ought to be possessed by the present Possessors; and the said Most Serene Infant, or his Male Descendants, shall enjoy the said 3 Dutchies conformably and under the conditions expressed in the Acts of Cession of the Empress Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, and of the King of Sardinia.
“ These Acts of Cession of the Empress Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, and of the King of Sardinia, shall be delivered, together with their Ratifications of the present Treaty, to the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Catholic King, in like manner as the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries of the Most Christian King and Catholic King shall deliver, with the Ratifications of their Majesties, to the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiaries of the King of Sardinia, the Orders to the Generals of the French and Spanish Troops, to restore Savoy and the County of Nice to the Persons appointed by that Prince to receive them ; so that the Restitution of the said States, and the taking possession of the Dutchies of Parma, Placentia, and Guastalla, by or in the name of the Most Serene lofant Don Philip, may be effected in the same time, and conforma. bly to the said Acts of Cession.”
Wherefore, in order to fulfil those things to which we have bound ourselves by the Articles before inserted, and in the firm hope that the Most Christian and Catholic Kings, and the future Possessor of the aforesaid 3 Dutchies, and his Male Descendants, will, on their part, bona fide, and punctually, fulfil the tenor of the Articles above-men
tioned, and will likewise restore to us, within the same time, the States and Places which are to be restored to Us in cousequence of the Ilod and XVIIIth Articles of the same Preliminaries; We do yield and renounce, for us and our Successors, under the Conditions expressed in the above-mentioned Articles, all rights, claims, and pretensions to us under any Title or cause whatsoever belonging, upon the aforesaid 3 Dutchies of Parma, Placentia, and Guastalla, formerly possessed by Us; and transfer the same rights, claims and pretensions, in the best and most solemn manner possible, to the Most Serene Don Philip Infant of Spain, and his Male Descendants to be born in lawful Mar. riage, absolving all the Inhabitants of the said Dutchies from the al. legiance and Oath which they have taken to Us, who shall be obliged for the future to pay the same allegiance to those to whom we have yielded our rights; all which, however, is to be understood only for that space of time that either the said Most Serene lnfant Don Philip, or one of his Descendants, shall not have ascended either the Throne of the 2 Sicilies or of Spain; for at that time, and in case the aforesaid Infant should die without Male Descendants, we expressly reserve to ourselves, our Heirs and Successors, all rights, claims, and pretensions, wbich have heretofore belonged to Us, and consequently the right of Reversion to the said Dutchies. In witness whereof, &c.
Act of Cession of the King of Sardinia, 1748. Charles EMANUEL, &c. The desire we have to contribute, on our part, to the most speedy re-establishment of the public tranquillity, which lately induced us to accede to the Preliminary Articles, signed the 30th of April last, between the Ministers of His Britannic Majesty, His Most Christian Majesty, and the Lords the States General of the United Provinces, which we did, on the 31st of May last, by our Plenipotentiary accordingly accede to, inducing us now to accomplish as much as is to be performed on our part in pursuance of them; and particularly for the execution of what is contained in the IVth Article of the said Preliminaries, by virtue whereofthe Dutchies of Parma, Placentia, and Guastalla are to be yielded to the Most Serene Prince Don Phi. lip, Infant of Spain, to hold, as an Establishment, with the right of Reversion to the present Possessors, as soon as His Majesty the King of the 2 Sicilies shall have succeeded to the Crown of Spain, or that the said Infant should happen to die without Issue Male ; We, in conformity thereto, do, by the present Act, renounce, yield and transfer, for Ourselves and our Successors, to the aforesaid Most Serene Infant Don Philip, and to his Male Issue and their Descendants, born in lawful Marriage, the Town of Placentia, and the Plaisantine, (whereof we were possessed) to be held and possessed by him as Duke of Placentia ; re