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acquisitions of the allies, inform the conclusion of the

tagi erily and unalterably Enrity of its execution, as, in ge- miamitant fecurity of the allies.

1110 insing of Sardinia, and her Maevitray and Bohemia, in gratitude

ist of his Britannic Majesty for

for theirs, and for that of Italy in only confirm to the Britill subjects stoommerce and navigation, which they

scorpitive dominions, but promise to lei Birther to them, and, as far as it shall be hole and practicable, by a sprcific treaty of navigation, whenever his Britannic Mia

me it of them. tian Lins the States General of the United Telling alreadly under the fame engagements 1:til 110i Serene House of Austria, and having ..!! Hivicit with his Britannic Majesty in all the

is el line present treaty, the allies will jointly invite .1.10 criter into this alliance, as a principal contract

LY.
TT. The other Princes and States who have at
sve peace, the liberty, and the security of Europe,
Empire, and of Italy, and who will be willing to
. Prefent alliance, shall be admitted into it.

ty of alliance shall be ratified by
tifications of it shall be exchang-
moins, or sooner if pollible.
plenipotentiaries above-
ready with our own

hands,

make either peace or truce, without comprehending therein, in express words, all the above-mentioned celsions, and without ftipulating also a full restitution to the King of Sardinia of every part of his other domininions, which may have been seized or occupied in hatred of his union with the allies; provided, that the King of Sardinia shall hold himself to be from this

prefent time indemnified for the revenue which might be so withheld from him, by that of the countries yielded and transferred to him by the present treaty.

XII. In return, his Majesty the King of Sardinia shall remain firmly and inseparably united and attached to the interests and to the cause of the allies, not only for as long as the war may last in Italy, but to the conclufion of the peace in Germany, and of the peace between Great Britain and Spain; and this is the principal condition, and fine quâ non, of the cessions made to him above by the gth and 10th articles of this treaty, which cessions shall not receive their full and irrevocable force, but from its entire accomplishment, after which the countries yielded to the said King shall be deemed guarantied to him by the allies for ever, as his other dominions are.

XIII. And as soon as Italy shall be delivered from enemies, and out of all apparent danger of being afresh invaded, her Majesty the Queen of Hungary shall not only be at liberty to withdraw part of her troops, but, if she requires it, his Majesty the King of Sardinia shall furnith her some of his own troops, to be employed for the security of her Majesty's dominions in Lombardy, that so she may be able to make use of a greater number of her own in Germany, in like manner as, at the requisition of the King of Sardinia, the Queen of Hungary should cause some of her troops to pass into the dominions of the said King, if it were necessary, for defending the passages thereof, which an enemy's army should undertake to force, and for delivering from enemies all the dominions of his Majesty the King of Sardinia, and freeing them from any danger of a fresh invasion.

XIV. In

1748.] WITH SARDINIA.

335 XIV. In any case, the allies shall not make either peace or truce, or accommodation whatsoever, with the common enemy, but in concert, and with the participation and advice one of the other, nor without the guaranty of such Powers as should have a fare in the

pacification, for the possessions and acquisitions of the allies, as set forth in this treaty; and, after the conclusion of the peace, the present alliance shall equally and unalterably subsist, as well for the security of its execution, as, in general, for the mutual and constant security of the allies.

XV. His Majesty the King of Sardinia, and her M2jesty the Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, in gratitude for the generous concern of his Britannic Majesty for the public security, and for theirs, and for that of Italy in particular, do not only confirm to the British subjects the advantages of commerce and navigation, which they enjoy in their respective dominions, but promise to lecure them still farther to them, and, as far as it shall be found reasonable and practicable, by a specific treaty of commerce and navigation, whenever his Britannic Majesty shall require it of them.

XVI. The Lords the States General of the United Provinces being already under the fame engagements towards the moit Serene House of Austria, and having the same interest with his Britannic Majesty in all the objects of the present treaty, the allies will jointly invite them to enter into this alliance, as a principal contract

ing party.

XVII. The other Princes and States who have at heart the peace, the liberty, and the security of Europe, of the Empire, and of Italy, and who will be willing to enter into the present alliance, shall be admitted into it.

XVIII. This treaty of alliance shall be ratified by all the allies, and the ratifications of it shall be exchanged within the space of six weeks, or sooner if possible. In witness whereof, we the plenipotentiaries abovenamed have signed the present treaty with our own

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hands, and have set our feals with our coats of arms thereunto. Done at Worms, this 1 day of September, one thousand seven hundred and

forty-three. (L.S.) Carteret. (L.S.) Osorio. (L.S.) De Wasner.

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WE having seen and considered the treaty abovewritten, have approved and ratified it in all and singular its articles and clauses, as we do by these presents approve and ratify the same, for ourselves, our heirs and successors, undertaking and promising, upon our Royal word, that we will religiously and inviolably perform and observe all and singular the things which are contained in it; and that we will never suffer, as much as in us lies, that they be violated by any body, or that any thing be done, in any manner whatsoever, to the contrary thereof. For the greater faith and corroboration of all which, we have commanded our great seal of Great Britain to be set to these presents, signed by the hands of our guardians and justices of our kingdom of Great Britain, and our lieutenants in the same. Given at Westminster, the 20th day of September, in the year of our Lord 1743, and of our reign the seventeenth. Hardwicke, C.

Holles Newcastle.
Harrington, P.

Tweeddale.
Dorset.

Winchilfea.
Grafton.

Ilay.
Bolton.

H. Pelham.
Montagu.

TUSCANY

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He first commercial treaty between
England and Florence, may be seen

Rym. Fæd. vol. xii. p. 390.

1667 See before, all the treaties with Spain, from

to 1667 till 1718, in this volume, page 1 to 175 1718. and See particularly The QUADRUPLE ALLI

ANCE, in this vol. p. 175.

Part of the fifth article of this treaty is as follows : “ It is further agreed, between his “ Sacred Imperial Majesty and the Catholic

King, that the town of LEGHORN may, and

ought, perpetually to remain a FREE PORT, “ in the same manner as it now is.”-See vol. i. p. 262.

See also in this volume, p. 321, the treaty of WORMS, article SARDINIA.

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