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immediate effects of the armistice of which they desire the execution, by preventing, as far as possible, all collision between the contending parties ; and in consequence, immediately after the above-mentioned declaration, the High Powers will, jointly, exert all their efforts to accomplish the object of such armistice, without, however, taking any part in the hostilities between the two contending parties. Immediately after the signature of the present additional Article, the High contracting Powers will, jointly, transmit to the admirals commanding their respective squadrons in the Levant, conditional instructions in conformity to the arrangements above declared.

3. Finally, if, contrary to all expectation, these measures do not prove sufficient to procure the adoption of the propositions of the High contracting parties by the Ottoman Porte; or if, on the other hand, the Greeks decline the conditions stipulated in their favour, by the Treaty of this date, the High contracting Powers will, nevertheless, continue to pursue the work of pacification, on the bases upon which they have agreed ; and, in consequence, they authorise, from the present moment, their representatives at London to discuss and determine the future measures which it may become necessary to employ.

The present additional article shall have the same force and validity as if it were inserted, word for word, in the treaty of this day. It shall be ratified, and the ratifications shall be exchanged at the same time as those of the said treaty.

In witness, &c.

Done at London, the 6th day of July, in the year of our Lord 1827.


The Conference of London.In pursuance of the third paragraph of this additional article, a conference of the representatives of the three signatory Powers met at London on 12th July, 1827, and continued to meet, from time to time, for more than ten years[1].

Under the instructions of the Conference of London, conferences were held at Constantinople in 1827, and at Poros in 1828, without much ultimate result[2].
  1. See the Protocols of the Conference in the Parliamentary Papers for 1830, 1832, and 1843; also in Martens, Nouveau Recueil, xii, xvi, xvii; and in the British and Foreign State Papers, xvii, xviii, xix, xxii, xxv.
  2. See the Protocols of the Conference at Constantinople (16th August-