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gary engages not only to keep in Italy the number of troops which she has there now, but to augment them to the number of 30,000 effective men, as soon as the fituation of affairs in Germany will permit it: and his Majesty the King of Sardinia engages to keep and employ the number of 40,000 foot, and 5,000 horse, comprehending in it what will be necessary for the garsisons, and defence of his own dominions.

VI. His Majesty the King of Sardinia shall have the fupreme command of the allied army, when he shall be there in person, and he shall regulate the military motions and operations of it, in concert with her Majesty the Queen of Hungary, according as the common interest and occasions ihall require.

VII. As long as it shall be neceffary towards favouring and seconding those operations, and as long as the danger of the allies, and of Italy, shall demand it, his Majeliy the King of Great Britain engages to keep in the Mediterranean Sea a strong squadron of ships of war, and bomb-vessels, and fire. ships, the admiral and commanders whereof shall have orders to concert conftantly and regularly with his Majesty the King of Sardinia, or with his generals, and with those of her Majesty the Queen of Hungary, who shall be nearest at hand, the most proper measures for the service of the common cause.

VIII. Moreover, and in order to assist in bearing the extraordinary expence which his Majesty the King of Sardinia is and will be obliged to support, for raising, and causing to act, a much greater number of troops than his own revenues can maintain, his Majesty the King of Great Britain engages to furnish to him, for as long as the war, and the cccasion for it, shall continue, a subsidy of two hundred thousand pounds sterling per annum, to be paid every three months, and to commence from the ist of February 1742, New Stile, being the day upon which the provisional convention was signed between the said King and her Majesty the

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Queen of Hungary; and the said subsidy shall be

punctually paid from three months to three months in advance, provided, however, that what shall have been advanced to his Majesty the King of Sardinia, before the signature of the present treaty, shall be reckoned into it.

IX. In confideration of the zeal, and generosity, with which his Sardinian Majesty has been willing to expose his person, and his dominions, for the public cause, and for that of her Majesty the Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, and of the most Serene House of Austria in particular, and of the effectual fuccours which the faid cause has already received from him ; in consideration also of the burthensome engagements of assistance, and of the perpetual tie of guaranty, which he contracts with her, by the present alliance, her said Majesty the Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, for herfelf, her heirs and successors, yields and transfers, from this present time, and for ever, to his said Majesty the King of Sardinia, his heirs and successors, to be united to his other dominions, the district of Vigevano, called the Vigevenasco, the part of the dutchy of Pavia which is between the Po and the Thesin, so that the Thesin shall for the future, by the middle of its stream, form the separation and limit between the respective dominions, from the Lago Maggiore, or greater lake, to the place where it falls into the Po, excepting only the inand formed by the canal over against the city of Pavia, which island shall be reserved to her Majesty the Queen, upon these conditions; that the King shall have nevertheless the free communication of the river Thelin, for the passage of barks, without their being either stopped, visited, or subjected to the payment of any duty; and that the said canal shall never be filled up, and thall serve in this place for a limit. Moreover, that other part of the dutchy of Pavia, called he Pavese, beyond the Po, Bobbio and its territory being reckoned into it, the city of Plaisance, with that part of the dutchy of Placentia which is between the Pavesan, and as far as the bed of

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the river Nura, from its source quite to the Po; in such manner that the middle, as well of the Nura as of the Po, do make in this part the limit of the two states; and consequently, that, which has hitherto belonged to the dutchy of Placentia on the other side of the Po, do remain separated from it.

Lastly, that part of the county of Anghiera, or of the state of Milan, whatsoever particular name may be given to it, which borders upon the Novarese, the valley of Sesia, the Great Alps, and the country of Vallais, extending to the Swiss prefectures of Val Maggia and Locarno, and along the banks of, and in the Lago Maggiore, to the middle of the said lake, in such manner zhat for the future the confines between the dominions of his Majesty the King of Sardinia, and those of her Majesty the Queen of Hungary, shall be continually fixed by a line drawn from the borders of the Swiss, in the middle, and all along the Lago Maggiore to the mouth of the Thesin, which line shall go from thence along the middle of the stream of that river to the place cf its falling into the Po, excepting the front of the above-mentioned inand before Pavia, and from thence go on along the middle of the course of the Po, to the place where the Nura falls into the Po, and go up by the middle of the bed of the Nura quite to its source, which is opposite to the country of Genoa.

The abovesaid division of the course of the rivers Hall not prevent the navigation remaining free, as it is to remain, to the subjects of the two sovereigns, in the whole breadth of the said rivers, with liberty to pass upon the banks on either side, for the towing of boats which go up stream; the said banks being nevertheless to appertain, as well with regard to the property, as in all other respects, to the sovereigns respectively, on either side of the said rivers, who shall be allowed, each on their own side, to make such reparations as they shalljudge necessary towards strengthening of them, provided that those reparations be not prominent, that is to say, that they may not force the stream of the river against the opposite side, and that, on the part of the King of

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Sardinia, it shall never be lawful, under any pretence whatsoever, to make such works as might prevent the free entry of the waters into the canal or navilio, which is on the side of her Majesty the Queen of Hungary, and which conducts the said waters to Milan. To enjoy the same in full property and

sovereignty, as her Majesty the Queen and her predecessors have enjoyed them hitherto; which countries her Majesty the Queen dismembers for ever from her hereditary dominions, and from the state of Milan, derogating for that purpose, as far as there can be occasion for it, from every thing that might in any manner be contrary thereto, laving always the direct jurisdiction of the Empire.

X. Besides, as it is of importance to the public cause that his Majesty the King of Sardinia should have an immediate communication of his dominions with the sea, and with the maritime Powers, her Majesty the Queen of Hungary and Bohemia yields to him all the rights which she may have in any manner, and upon any title whatsoever, to the town and marquisate of Final, which rights fhe yields and transfers, without any restriction, to the said King, in the same manner as she does the countries described in the foregoing article; in the just expectation, that the Republic of Genoa will facilitate, as far as shall be necessary, a disposition so indifpensably requisite for the liberty and security of Italy, in consideration of the sum, which shall be found to be due to the said Republic, without his Majesty the King of Sardinia, nor her Majesty the Queen of Hungary being obliged to contribute to the payment of the faid sum; provided always, that the town of Final be and remain for ever a free port, as is Leghorn; and that it shall be allowable for his Majesty the King of Sardinia to re-establish there the forts which have been demolished, or to cause others to be built, according as he shall judge convenient.

XI. His Majesty the King of Great Britain, her Majesty the Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, and his Majesty the King of Sardinia, engage themselves not to

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the river Nura, from its source quite to the Po; in such manner that the middle, as well of the Nura as of the Po, do make in this part the limit of the two states; and consequently, that, which has hitherto belonged to the dutchy of Placentia on the other side of the Po, do remain separated from it.

Lastly, that part of the county of Anghiera, or of the state of Milan, whatsoever particular name may be given to it, which borders upon the Novarese, the valley of Sesia, the Great Alps, and the country of Vallais, extending to the Swiss prefectures of Val Maggia and Locarno, and along the banks of, and in the Lago Maggiore, to the middle of the said lake, in such manner chat for the future the confines between the dominions of his Majesty the King of Sardinia, and those of her Majesty the Queen of Hungary, shall be continually fixed by a line drawn from the borders of the Swiss, in the middle, and all along the Lago Maggiore to the mouth of the Thesin, which line shall go from thence along the middle of the stream of that river to the place cf its falling into the Po, excepting the front of the above-mentioned isand before Pavia, and from thence go on along the middle of the course of the Po, to the place where the Nura falls into the Po, and go up, the middle of the bed of the Nura quite to its done which is opposite to the country of Genoa.

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