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THE ACT OF 8TH APRIL, 1865.

Union of the Ionian Islands to the Kingdom of Greece; and containing also the Acceptance of that Accession by the four Contracting Parties to the Treaty.

In the Name of Almighty God.

Their Majesties the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Emperor of the French, and the Emperor of all the Russias, on the one part, and His Majesty the King of the Hellenes on the other part, having concluded between them on the 29th of March, 1864, a Treaty for the union of the Ionian Islands to the Kingdom of Greece: and Their said Majesties, with reference to the Act under date of the 24th of April, 1819[1], whereby the Sublime Ottoman Porte recognised the Protectorate of Great Britain over the Ionian Islands, having proposed to His Imperial Majesty the Sultan to accede to the aforesaid Treaty; and His Imperial Majesty having accepted that proposal, the Plenipotentiaries of the High Powers, that is to say:—

On the part of Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Honourable William Stuart, Her Chargé d'Affaires to the Sublime Ottoman Porte;

On the part of His Majesty the Emperor of the French, the Sieur Lionel Marquis de Moustier, &c.. Ambassador of His Majesty the Emperor of the French to the Sublime Ottoman Porte;

On the part of His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias, the Sieur Nicholas Ignatieff, Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Sublime Ottoman Porte, &c.;

On the part of His Majesty the King of the Hellenes, the Sieur Peter Delyanni, His Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Sublime Ottoman Porte, &c.

And on the part of His Imperial Majesty the Sultan, His Highness Mohammed Emin Aali Pasha, His Minister for Foreign Affairs, &c.;

Met together for the purpose of recording in due form the
  1. Supra, p. 23.