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TREATIES, ARMISTICES, &c.
Armiftice concluded with the Duke of Wurtemberg by General Moreau, Commander in Chief of the Army of the Rhine and the Mofelle.
I. THE Duke of Wurtemberg fhall inftantly withdraw the troops whom he has furnished to the coalition for his contingent. Thefe troops fhall remain armed, and the Duke fhall employ them as he thinks proper for the maintenance of the police in the interior of his dominions.
II. The French troops fhall in future have a free paffage through the towns of the duchy. Such of the troops as in virtue of the prefent article fhall be ordered into any of the towns, fhall be lodged either in the houses of the inhabitants, or in barracks, according to circumftances, but always in fuch manner as to caufe no danger to the inhabitants.
III. The general in chief, in paffing through the duchy with his troops, in order to continue his military operations, will caufe refpect to be paid to perfons and property. He will also take the neceffary precautions to prevent any injury being done to the religion, and civil and military laws of the country.
IV. If it is neceffary for the maintenance of the troops paffing or fojourning in the duchy, to draw fubfiftence from the country, fuch as corn, bread, meat, hay, oats, wood, carriages, or horfes, requifitions for which fhall be made by the generals or commiffaries of war, thefe articles fhall not be refufed; but they shall be received on account as contributions in provisions and ready money, which the Duke of Wurtemberg is to furnith to the army. Every other article purchased from private perfons fhall be paid for
for in ready money by the treasurer of the army. The articles furnished, from the date of the prefent armistice, to the French troops under General Duchefne, thall be deducted from the contributions of provifions demanded.
V. The Duke of Wurtemberg fhall pay into the cheft of the treasurer of the army of the Rhine and Mofelle, a fum 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 fhall be paid in two months after the date of the prefent armistice.
The Duke of Wurtemberg fhall, befides, furnith provifions and other objects, as it fhall be ftipulated in private.
VI. The Duke of Wurtemberg fhall fend to the Directory at Paris a plenipotentiary to negociate peace with the French Republic.
VII. The towns of Efslingen and Renthingen being under the special protection of the Duke and the feignores of Sindhingen and Bechingen, belonging to the Duchefs Dowager, are comprised in the prefent armistice, and in confequence are fubject to the contributions demanded for their quota in proportion to their
VIII. The general in chief will liften to all proposals for negociations which may be made by the Duke of Wurtemberg in the name of the ftates of the circle of Suabia, that may defire to treat with the French Republic.
Head-quarters, Baden, 29th Meffidor, 4th year
Treaty of Peace between the Duke of Wurtemberg and the French Republic.
THE French Republic and his Serene Highnefs the Duke of Wurtemberg and Teck, equally animated with the defire of terminating the war in which they have been engaged, and for renewing that intercourfe 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, minifter of external relations; and his Serene Highnefs the Duke of Wurtemberg and Teck, Baron Charles Woepwart, minifter of ftate and prefident of the chamber of finances, and Abel, counfellor of legiflation, who, after having refpectively interchanged their full powers, agreed on the following articles:
Art. I. There fhall be peace, amity, and good understanding, between the French Republic and his Serene Highness the reigning Duke of Wurtemberg and Teck; confequently all hoftilities fhall ceafe between the contracting powers from the date of the prefent treaty.
II. The Duke of Wurtemberg revokes all adherence, confent, and acceffion, open or fecret, given by him to the armed coalition against the French Republic, to any treaty of alliance, offenfive or defenfive, which he may have contracted with it. In future. he fhali withhold from the powers at war with the Republic any contingent or aid in men, horfes, provifions, money, warlike ftores or otherwife, under whatever title they may be demandedeven though he fhould be called upon as member of the Germanic empire.
III. The troops of the French Republic fhall have free paffage into the ftates of his Royal Highnefs, and permiffion to refide and to occupy all the military polts neceflary for their operation.
IV. His Serene Highnefs the Duke of Wurtemberg and Teck renounces, in favour of the French Republic, for himself, his fucceffors, and all who have any claim, all his rights to the principality of Montheliard, the lordflips of Hericourt, Paffavant, and other dependencies, in the county of Hobourg, alfo the lordships of Riquewir and Ofthein, and generally cedes to it all the property, rights and landed revenue, which he poffeffes 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 faid rights and revenues; and any other claim of whatever denomination anterior to the prefent treaty.
V. His Serene Highnefs engages not to permit the emigrants and priests, banifhed from the French Republic, to refide in his ftates.
VI. There fhall 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 fame footing as before the prefent war. All articles and commodities belonging to the foil, the manufactures, the colonies, or fisheries of France, fhall enjoy in the ftates of his Royal Highnefs, liberty of tranfit, exempted from all duties except the tolls on carriages and horfes. French drivers fhall, with refpect to the payment of the faid tolls, be treated as the most favoured nation.
VII. The French Republic, and his Serene Highness the Duke of Wurtemberg, refpectively engage to remove the fequeftration of all effects, revenues, or goods, feized, confifcated, detained, or fold, belonging to French citizens on the one hand, and to the inhabitants of the duckies of Wurtemberg and Teck on
the other; and to admit them to a legal exercife of their respective engagements and rights.
VIII. All the prifoners refpectively made fhall be delivered up within a month, reckoning from the exchange of the ratifications of the prefent treaty, on paying the debts they may have contracted during their captivity. The fick and wounded thall ftill be taken care of in their refpective hofpitals, and fhall be delivered up immediately on their cure.
IX. Conformably to the fixth article of the treaty concluded at the Hague, on the 27th Floreal of the third year, the prefent treaty of peace and amity is declared to be common with the Batavian Republic.
X. It fhall be ratified, and the ratification exchanged within a month, reckoning from the fignature, and fooner, if poffible. Paris, 20th Thermidor, fourth year of the French Republic, one and indivitible.
CHARLES, Baron de Woepwart,
The Directory agrees upon and figns the prefent treaty of peace with the Duke of Wurtemberg, negociated in the name of the French Republic by the minifter of external relations, named by the Executive Directory, by an arret of the 11th Thermidor, (prefent month) and charged with inftructions for that purpose, at Paris, 21ft Thermidor, 4th year of the French Republic, one and in
(As an authentic copy)
REVELLIERE LIPEAUX, Prefident,
This treaty was ratified by the legislative body.
Armiflice between the Circle of Suabia and General Moreau, Commander in Chief of the Army of the Rhine and the Mofelle.
N the first four articles it is ftipulated that the circle fhall withdraw its troops from the coalition, allow a free paffage through the circle to the French troops, furnith them with provifions, waggons, and horfes, for which they will be paid, and fuffer the mails to pafs undisturbed.
Art. V. The circle of Suabia fhall pay into the French military cheft the fum of twelve millions of livres in fpecie in the following manner: half a million within the firft 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 feventh, and two in the eighth decade.