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His Sacred Imperial and Catholic Majesty, his Sacred Royal Majesty of Great Britain, and the Lords the States General, do likewise promise and oblige themseves, that they will and ought to maintain, guaranty, and defend the right of succession in the kingdom of France, according to the tenor of the treaties made at Utrecht, the nth day of April 1713, obliging themselves to stand by the said succession plainly according to the form of the renunciation made by the King of Spain, the 5th day of November 1712, and by a solemn act accepted in the general assembly of the States of Spain, the 9th day of the month and year aforesaid, which thereupon passed into a law the 18 th of March 1713, and lastly was established and setded by the treaties of Utrecht: and this they shall perform against all persons whatsoever who may presume to disturb the order of the said succession, in contradiction to the previous acts, and treaties subsequent thereupon. To which end they shall surnish the succours according to the repartition agreed on below. Farther, when the matter may require it, they shall defend the said order of succession with all their forces, by likewise declaring war against him who may attempt to infringe or impugn the same.
Moreover, his Imperial Royal Catholic Majesty, and his Royal Britannic Majesty, and the States General, do likewise promise that they will not at any time give or grant any protection or resuge in their dominions to the subjects of his Royal most Christian Majesty, who actually are, or hereaster shall be declared rebels; and in case any such shall be found in their kingdoms, provinces, and dominions, they shall command them to depart the same within the space of eight days aster application made by the said King.
V. His Sacred Imperial and Royal Catholic Majesty, as also his Royal most Christian Majesty, and the States General of the United Provinces, do bind themselves, their heirs and successors, to maintain and guaranty the succession in the kingdom of Great Britain;
as as established by the laws of that kingdom, in the House of his Britannic Majesty now reigning, as likewise to defend all the dominions and provinces possessed by his Majesty. And they shall not give or grant any protection or resuge, in any part of their dominions, to the person, or his descendants, if he Jhould have any, who during the life of James II. took ©n him the tide of Prince of Wales, and since the death of that King, assumed the royal title of King of Great Britain. Promising alike for themselves, their heirs and successors, that they will not give to the said person or his descendants, directly or indirectly, by sea or by land, any succour, counsel, or assistance whatsoever, either in money, arms, military stores, ships, soldiers, mariners, or any other manner whatsoever. The same they shall observe with regard to thofe who may be ordered or commissioned by the said person or his descendants to disturb the government of his Britannic Majesty, or the tranquillity of his kingdom, whether by open war or clandestine conspiracies, by raising seditions and rebellions, or by exercising piracy on his Britannic Majesty's subjects; in which last case his Imperial and Royal Catholic Majesty doth promise, that he will in no wise allow that there be any receptacle granted to such pirates in his ports in the Netherlands: the same do his Sacred most Christian Majesty and the States General of the United Provinces stipulate, with regard to the ports in their respective dominions. As, on the other hand, his Britannic Majesty doth promise, that he will resuse any resuge in the ports of his kingdoms to pirates infesting the subjects of his Sacred Imperial and Royal Catholic Majesty, of his Sacred Royal most Christian Majesty, or of the Lords the States General. Lastly, his Imperial and Royal Catholic Majesty, his Sacred Royal most Christian Majesty, and the Lords the States General, oblige themselves, that they never will give any refuge or protection, in any part of their dojjiinioas, to such of his Britannic Majesty's subjects as
actually are, or hereaster shall be declared rebels; and in case any such shall be found in any of their kingdoms, provinces, or dominions, they shall command them, within eight days after application made by the said King, to depart out of their territories. And if it should happen that his Sacred Britannic Majesty should be invaded in any part in a hostile manner, his Imperial and Royal Catholic Majesty, as likewise his Royal most Christian Majesty, and the States General of the United Provinces, do oblige themselves in that case to surnish the succours hereaster specified. The same they are to do in savour of his descendants, if ever it should happen that they should be disturbed in the succession of the kingdom of Great Britain.
VI. His Imperial and Royal Catholic Majesty, and their Royal Britannic and most Christian Majesties, do bind themselves, their heirs, and successors to protect and guaranty all the dominions, jurisdictions, and provinces, which the Lords the States General of the United Provinces actually possess, against all persons whatsoever who may disturb or invade them, promising to furnish them in such case with the succours hereafter mentioned. His Imperial and Royal,Catholic Majesty, and their Royal Britannic and most Christian Majesties, likewise oblige themselves, that they will give no resuge or protection, in any of their kingdoms, to the subjects of the States General, who are, or hereafter shall be declared rebels; and if any such shall be found in any of their kingdoms, dominions, or provinces, they will take care to fend diem out of their dominions within the space of eight days after application made by the Republic.
VII. When it shall happen that any one of the four contracting Powers shall be invaded by any other Prince or State, or disturbed in the possession of their kingdoms or dominions, by the violent detention of their subjects, ships, goods, or merchandize, by sea oj by land, then the thrce remaining Powers .Ihalh. as soon'
as they are required thereto, use their good offices that the party suffering may have satissaction for the damage and injury received, and that the aggressor may abstain from the profecution of his hostility. But when these friendly offices for reconciliation and procuring satissaction and reparation to the injured party shall have proved insufficient, in that case the high allies, within two months after application made, shall furnish the party invaded with the following succours, jointly or separately: viz.
His Imperial and Royal Cathohc Majesty, 8,000 foot, and 4,000 horse.
His Britannic Majesty, 8,000 foot, and 4,000 horse.
His most Christian Majesty, 8,000 foot, and 4,000 horse.
And the Lords the States General, 4,000 foot, and 2,000 horse.
But if the Prince or party injured, instead of soldiers, chuses rather ships of war, or transports, or subsidies in money (which is left to his discretion), in that case, the ships or money desired shall be granted him in proportion to the charge of the soldiers to b« furnished. And, that all ambiguity with regard to the calculation and charge of such sums may be taken away, it is agreed that 1,000 foot by the month, shall be reckoned at 10,000 florins of Holland, and 1,000 horse shall be reckoned at 30,000 florins of Holland by the month; the same proportion being observed with respect to the ships.
When the above-named succours shall be found insufficient for the necessity impending, the contracting Powers shall without delay agree on contributing more ample supplies. And sarther, in cafe of exigency, they shall assist their injured ally with all their forces, and declare war against the aggressor. -»
- VIII. The Princes and States upon whom the contracting Powers shall unanimously agree, may accede to this treaty; and the King of Portugal by name. This treaty shall be approved and ratified by their Imperial, Imperial, Britannic, and most Christian Majesties, and by the High and Mighty Lords the States"General of the United Provinces, and the instruments of ratification shall be exchanged at London, and reciprocally delivered within the space of two months, or sooner, if possible.
In witness whereof we the under-written (being surnished with sull powers, which have been mutually communicated, and the copies whereof having been in due form by us collated and examined with the originals, are word for word inserted at the end of this instrument) have subscribed this present treaty, and thereto put our seals. Done at London, the *£%£};£!,. in the year 1718. •
(L.S.) Chris. Penterrldter (L.S.) W. Cant, ab Adelstoaujen. (L. S.) Dubois.
(L. S.) Parker C. (L. S.) Jo. Phil. Hoffman. (L. S.) Sunder land P. ,
(L. S.^\ Kingston C. P.S.
(L. S.) Kent.
(L. S.) Holies Newcastle.
(L. S.) Bolton.
(L. S.) Roxburghe.
(L. S.) J. Craggs.
WE having seen and considered the above-written treaty, have approved, ratified, and confirmed, as by these presents we do, for us, our heirs and successors, approve, ratify, and confirm,the same in all and singular its articles and clauses, engaging and promising upon our Royal word, sincerely and saithfully to perform all and singular the contents of the said treaty, and never to suffer, as sar as in us lies, any person to violate the same, or in any manner to act contrary thereunto. In witness whereof we have caused our great seal of Great Britain to be affixed to these presents, signed with our Royal hand. Given at our palace at KenVol. II. O sington,