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date of the said bond, upon which the necessary dispatches are to be given them. And the said merchandize shall be marked with the feals or marks of the farmers of the Millones where the said duties were secured, after which the said goods may be transported to, and sold in the places where they are to be confuned, without paying any new duties of Millones. His Majesty also declares, that if, after the receipts are produced, any officer belonging to the farmers of the Millones should exact a second time the same duties on the same goods, or should oppose their passage, transport, or sale, or occasion the least impediment, the said officer shall be fined 2,000 crowns, for the benefit of his Majesty's revenue.
Therefore, by virtue of these presents, we do approve and ratify the treaty above written, as likewise the three articles, viz. the third, fifth, and eighth, as they are set forth in this instrument of ratification, and are to be taken as part of the said treaty, and to have the same force and effect as if they had been inserted therein: promising and engaging our Royal word, that we will faithfully and religiously perform and observe all and singular the things agreed upon in this treaty, and that we will not suffer the same to be violated by any one, as far as lies in our power. For the greater teiti mony and validity whereof, we have caused our great feal to be affixed to these presents, which we figned with our Royal hand. Given at our castle of Windfor the seventh day of February, 1711, in the twelfth year of our reign.
ANNE, by the grace of God, Queen of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To all and singular to whom these presents shall come, greeting, Whereas the Right Reverend Father in God, our right trusty and well-beloved counsellor, John Bishop of Bristol, our ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary, Dean of Windsor, and register of our most noble Q.rder of the Garter, did on our part,
together together with the plenipotentiaries of the most Serene Catholic King, conclude and sign at Utrecht, on the 28 day of December: 1713, a treaty of commerce between the crowns of Great Britain and Spain, and ac the same time a separate article was concluded, made between the said plenipotentiaries, who were severally furnished with sufficient authorities, and is as fol. lows :
Separate Article. BY the present separate article, which shall be altogether of the same validity and force as if it was inserted word for word in the treaty of commerce this day concluded, between their Royal Majesties of Great Britain and Spain, and shall for that end be ratified, as well as the said treaty ; his Catholic Majesty consents, that it shall at all times hereafter be lawíul for the British subjects, who shall live in the Canary Inands, for the sake of their trade, to nominate some one person, being a subject of Spain, who shall execute the office of judge conservator there, and shall at the first instance take cognizance of all causes relating to the commerce of the British subjects; and his Royal Ma. jesty promises, that he will grant commissions to such: judge conservator so named, together with the same authority, and all the privileges which the judges cons fervators have formerly enjoyed in Andalusia. And if the British subjects shall desire to have more judges of that sort there, or to change those that are appointed every three years, it shall be allowed and granted them, His Catholic Majesty consents likewise, that appeals from the sentences of the said judge conservator Thall be brought before the tribunal at the council of war ac Madrid, and no where else.
In witness whereof, we the under-written amballao dors extraordinary, and plenipotentiaries of her Sacred Majesty of Great Britain, and of his Sacred Catholic Majesty, have signed and sealed these presents, at
th day of December in the year of our
. S.) 7oh. Bristol. (L. S.) Duc de Ossuna. (L. S.) El Marque de Monteleon.
• We having seen and considered this separate article, have approved, ratified, and confirmed, as we do by these presents approve, ratify, and confirm the same, promising and engaging our Royal word, that we will faithfully and inviolably keep all and singular the things therein contained, and that we will not suffer any thing to be done contrary thereunto. For the greater testimony and validity whereof, we have signed this instrument with our Royal hand, and caused our great seal of Great Britain to be affixed thereunto. Given at our castle of Windfor the seventh day of February, 177, in the twelfth year of our reign.
. ANNE R.
ANNE, by the grace of God, Queen of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c, To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting. When we had determined to endeavour to put an end to this so long and so pernicious a war, amidst the great cares which we took upon us in restoring the public tranquillity, we turned our thoughts in the first place to the renewal and strengthening of those most strict bands of friendship and correspondence between us and our good brother Philip the Fifth Catholic King of Spain, which had subsisted from the longest date of time between the British and Spanish crowns, to the mutual benefit of both nations : wherefore we were pleased to appoint the same ministers, who had so long, and with so good success, applied themselves in our name to promote and finish the most wholesome
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work of peace between the Christian Princes and States at Utrecht, to conclude and sign terms and conditions, as well of peace and friendship, as of commerce and navigation, between us and the said Catholic King. Know ye, therefore, that we reposing very great confidence in the fidelity, industry, and perspicacity and ex! perience in treating of affairs of the greatest importance, of the Right Reverend Father in God our right trusty and well-beloved counsellor John Lord Bishop of Bristol, keeper of our privy seal, Dean of Windsor, and register of our most noble Order of the Garter ; and of our right trusty and right well-beloved cousin and counsellor Thomas Earl of Strafford, Viscount Wentworth of Wentworth Woodhouse, and of Staineborough, Baron of Raby, lieutenant general of our armies, first commissioner of our admiralty, knight of our most noble Order of the Garter, and our ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the High and Mighty Lords the States General of the United Provinces; have nominated, made, and constituted, as we do by these presents nominate, make, and constitute them our true, certain, and undoubted ambassadors extraordinary, commiffaries, procurators, and plenipotentiaries, giving and granting to them, either jointly or separately, all and all manner of power, leave, and authority, and our general as well as special command (provided that our general command shall not derogate from or be contrary to our special command) to meet at Utrecht, or at any other place whatsoever, and have conferences with the ambassadors extraordinary and pleni. potentiaries whom the said Catholic King shall depute on his side, and provide with sufficient authorities, and of treating of, agreeing upon, and concluding, safe, firm, and honourable conditions of peace and friendship between us and the said Catholic King, and of signing whatsoever shall be fo agreed, for us, and in our name, and of making, delivering, and receiving reciprocally, all the neceflary instruments of the things concluded, how many or whatsoever they are, and in general, of
doing and performing all things which they shall judge to be any ways necessary or convenient towards making and establishing conditions of peace and friendship, as aforesaid, in as ample manner and form, and with the same force and effect, as we could do and perform the same, if we ourselves were present ; promising and engaging our Royal word, that we will approve and ratify all and every one of the articles, which by virtue of these presents shall be transacted, concluded, and figned by our faid ambassadors extraordinary, commiffaries, procurators, and plenipotentiaries, jointly or feparately, in the form and manner wherein they are agreed. For the greater testimony and validity whereof, having signed these presents with our Royal hand, we have commanded our great feal to be affixed thereunto. Given at our palace at St. James's, the third day of May 1713, in the twelfth year of our Teign.
DON PHILIP, by the grace of God, King of Cartille, Leon, Aragon, and both Sicilies, Jerusalem, Navarre, Granada, Toledo, Valencia, Galicia, Majorca, Se. villa, Sardinia, Cordova, Corsica, Murcia, Jaen, the Algarves, Algezira, Gibraltar, the Canary Isands, the East and West Indies, the islands and continent of the ocean, Archduke of Austria, Duke of Burgundy, Brabant, . and Milan, Earl of Apsburg, Flanders, Tirol, and Barcelona, Lord of Biscay and Molina, &c. Whereas we have desired, and do desire, that our subjects may be set at ease and rest, from the afflictions and calamities of so long and bloody war, as this has proved to be, and that by putting an end to the deplorable effects thereof, they may come to enjoy that repote, fplendor, and prosperity, which they earnestly wish for, and we ought to procure them; and considering how much this common good will be secured, by entering upon and concluding a treaty of commerce, between this crown and that of England, which may be of reciprocal advantage and convenience to the subjects of