« ZurückWeiter »
Armistice concluded with the Duke of Wurtemberg by General Moreau,
Commander in Chief of the Army of the Rhine and the Moselle.
1. Thtroops, were troopwinks propers
1. THE Duke of Wurtemberg shall instantly withdraw the
troops whom he has furnished to the coalition for his contingent. These troops shall remain armed, and the Duke shall employ them as he thinks proper for the maintenance of the police in the interior of his dominions.
II. The French troops shall in future have a free passage through the towns of the duchy. Such of the troops as in virtue of the present article shall be ordered into any of the towns, shall be lodged either in the houses of the inhabitants, or in barracks, according to circumstances, but always in such manner as to cause no danger to the inhabitants.
III. The general in chief, in passing through the duchy with his troops, in order to continue his military operations, will cause respect to be paid to persons and property. He will also take the necessary precautions to prevent any injury being done to the religion, and civil and military laws of the country.
IV. If it is necessary for the maintenance of the troops passing or sojourning in the duchy, to draw subsistence from the country, such as corn, bread, meat, hay, oats, wood, carriages, or horses, requisitions for which shall be made by the generals or commissaries of war, these articles shall not be refused; but they shall be received on account as contributions in provisions and ready money, which the Duke of Wurtemberg is to furnish to the army. Every other article purchased from private persons shall be paid
for in ready money by the treasurer of the army. The articles furnished, from the date of the present armistice, to the French troops under General Duchesne, shall be deducted from the contributions of provisions demanded.
V. The Duke of Wurtemberg shall pay into the chest of the treasurer of the army of the Rhine and Moselle, a sum of four millions of French money in the following manner a million in ten days; two millions in the next ten days. The fourth million shall be paid in two months after the date of the present arınistice.
The Duke of Wurtemberg Mall, besides, furnish provisions and other objects, as it shall be stipulated in private.
VI. The Duke of Wurtemberg fhall send to the Directory at Paris a plenipotentiary to negociate peace with the French Republic.
VII. The towns of Esslingen and Renthingen being under the special protection of the Duke and the feignores of Sindhingen and Bechingen, belonging to the Duchess Dowager, are comprised in the present armistice, and in consequence are subject to the contributions demanded for their quota in proportion to their revenues. • VIII. The general in chief will listen to all proposals for negociations which may be made by the Duke of Wurtemberg in the name of the states of the circle of Suabia, that may desire to treat with the French Republic. • Head-quarters, Baden, 29th Messidor, 4th year
of the French Republic (July 17.)
- Rhine and the Moselle.
Treaty of Peace between the Duke of Wurtemberg and the French
. Republic. THE French Republic and his Serene Highness the Duke of Wurtemberg and Teck, equally animated with the desire of terminating the war in which they have been engaged, and for renewing that intercourse of commerce and of good neighbourhood which must be reciprocally advantageous to them both, have appointed the undernamed plenipotentiaries; the Directory, in the name of the French Republic, citizen Charles Delacroix, minister of external relations, and his serene Highness the Duke of Wurtemberg and Teck, Baron Charles Woepwart, minister of state and president of the chamber of finances, and Abel, counsel. lor of legislation, who, after having respectively interchanged their full powers, agreed on the following articles :
Art. I. There 'shall be peace, amity, and good understanding, between the French Republic and his Serene Highness the reigning Duke of Wurtemberg and Teck; consequently all hostilities shall cease between the contracting powers from the date of the present treaty.
II. The Duke of Wurtemberg revokes all adherence, confent, and acceflion, open or secret, given by him to the armed coalition against the French Republic, to any treaty of alliance, offensive or defensive, which he may have contracted with it. In future he shall withhold from the powers at war with the Republic any contingent or aid in men, horses, provisions, money, warlike fores or otherwise, under whatever title they may be demanded even though he should be called upon as member of the Germanic empire. I
jll. The troops of the French Republic shall have free passage into the Itates of his Royal Highness, and permillion to reside and to occupy all the military polts neceflary for their operation.
IV. His Serene Highness the Duke of Wurtemberg and Teck renounces, in favour of the French Republic, for himself, his successors, and all who have any claim, all his rights to the principality of Montheliard, the lordships of Hericourt, Passavant, and other dependencies, in the county of Hobourg, also the lordships of Riquewir and Othein, and generally cedes to it all the property, rights and landed revenue, which he possefles on the left bank of the Rhine, and the arrears due to him. He renounces all right against the Republic for all claims he might pretend to have against the French Republic, or the privation hitherto of the said rights and revenues ; and any other claim of whatever denomination anterior to the present treaty.
V. His Serene Highness engages not to permit the emigrants and priests, banished froin the French Republic, to reside in his
VI. There shall immediately be concluded between the two powers, a treaty of commerce on grounds reciprocally advantageous. In the mean time all commercial relations shall be renewed on the same footing as before the present war. All articles and commodities belonging to the soil, the manufactures, the colonies, or fisheries of France, shall enjoy in the states of his Royal Highness, liberty of tranlit, exempted from all duties except the tolls on carriages and horses. French drivers fhall, with respect to the payment of the said tolls, be treated as the most favoured nation.
VII. The French Republic, and his Serene Highness the Duke of Wurtemberg, respectively engage to remove the sequertration of all effects, revenues, or goods, seized, confiscated, detained, or fold, belonging to French citizens on the one hand, and to the inhabitants of the ducties of Wurtemberg and Teck on
the other; and to admit them to a legal exercise of their respective engagements and rights.
Vill. All the prisoners respectively made shall be delivered up within a month, reckoning from the exchange of the ratifications of the present treaty, on paying the debts they may have contracted during their captivity. The fick and wounded shall full be taken care of in their respective hospitals, and shall be delivered up immediately on their cure.
IX. Conformably to ihe fixth article of the treaty concluded at the Hague, on the 27th Floreal of the third year, the present treaty of peace and amity is declared to be conimon with the Batavian Republic.
X. It shall be ratified, and the ratification exchanged within 2 inonth, reckoning from the signature, and sooner, if pollible.
Paris, 20th Thermidor, fourth year of the French
Republic, one and indivisible. (Signed) CH. DELACROIX,
CHARLES, Baron de Woepwart,
ABEL. The Directory agrecs upon and ligns the present treaty of peace with the Duke of Wurtemberg, negociated in the name of the French Republic by the minister of external relations, named by the Executive Directory, by an arret of the nith Thermidor, (present month) and charged with initructions for that purpose, at Paris, 21st Thermidor, 4th year of the French Republic, onc and indivisible.
(As an authentic copy)
LAGARDE, Secretary Gencral.
Armiflice between the Circle of Suabia and General Moreau, Com
mander in Cbief of the Army of the Rhine and the Moselle.
IN the first four articles it is ftipulated that the circle shall with
draw its troops from the coalition, allow a free passage through the circle to the French troops, furnith them with provisions, waggons, and horses, for which they will be paid, and futler the mails to pass undisturbed.
Art. V. The circle of Suabia shall pay into the French military chest the sum of twelve millions of livres in fpecic in the following manner : half a million within the first ten days, half a million in the next ten days, a million in the third decade, two millions in the fourth, two in the fifth, two in the fixth, two in the leventh, and two in the cighth decade.