Page:The European Concert in the Eastern Question.djvu/65

From Wikisource
Jump to: navigation, search
This page has been validated.
49
THE TREATY OF 14TH NOVEMBER, 1863.

Ionian Islands the same freedom of worship which is recognized in their favour by the Protocol of the 3rd of February, 1830[1].

The principle of entire civil and political equality between subjects belonging to different creeds, established in Greece by the same Protocol, shall be likewise in force in the Ionian Islands[2].

Art. VI. The Courts of France, Great Britain, and Russia, A Treaty to be made with Greecein their character of guaranteeing Powers of the Kingdom of Greece, reserve to themselves to conclude a Treaty with the Hellenic Government with regard to the arrangements which may be rendered necessary by the union of the Ionian Islands to Greece[3].

The military forces of Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland shall be withdrawn from the territory of the United States of the Ionian Islands in three months, or sooner if possible, after the ratification of the said Treaty[4].

Art. VII. The Courts of France, Great Britain, and Russia engage to communicate to the Courts of Austria and Prussia the Treaty which they shall have concluded with the Hellenic Government in conformity with the preceding Article.

Art. VIII. The High Contracting Parties agree that from The Treaty of 1815.and after the coming into operation of the arrangements comprised in the present Treaty, the stipulations of the Treaty of the 5th of November, 1815, concluded between the Courts of Great Britain, Austria, Prussia, and Russia, relative to the United States of the Ionian Islands, shall cease to be in force, with the exception of the clause whereby the Courts of Austria, Prussia, and Russia renounced every right or particular pretension which they might have formed in respect to all or any of those Islands or their dependencies, recognized by the Treaty of the 5th of November, 1815, as forming a single free and independent State under the denomination of the United States of the Ionian Islands. By the present Treaty their Majesties the Queen of the United Kingdom of
  1. Supra, Texts, No. II.
  2. Cf. Art. 2 of Texts, No. IX.
  3. This was done by the Treaty of 29th March, 1864 (Texts, No. IX).
  4. Vide supra, p. 24.