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Greece has received far less territory than she had hoped for, and rather less than she had been led to look upon as her due; but she has received as much as she is likely to be able for the present profitably to assimilate.


No. I[2].

Protocol, No. 1, of the Conference held at the Foreign Office, London, on 3 February, 1830.


1830. 3 February.

The Plenipotentiaries of Great Britain, France, and Russia.

…The members of the Conference, finding that the Ottoman declarations place them in a situation to concert the measures which may appear to them most desirable in the actual state of things; and being desirous of introducing into the former arrangements of the Alliance whatever improvements might be best adapted to assure new pledges of stability to the work of peace on which it is employed, decided, by common agreement, upon the following Articles:——

Independence.§ 1. Greece shall form an independent State[3], and shall enjoy all the rights, political, administrative, and commercial, attached to complete independence.

Frontier.§ 2. In consideration of these advantages granted to the new
  1. Such portions of the following diplomatic Acts as have ceased to be operative are printed in Italic type.
  2. Parl. Papers, 1830.
  3. Superseded by the Convention of 7th May, 1832 (Texts, No. III), Art. 4; and now by the Treaty of 13th July, 1863 (Texts, No. V), Art. 3.