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Great Britain and Ireland, the Emperor of Austria, the Emperor of the French, the King of Prussia, and the Emperor of all the Russias, renew and confirm the said renunciation in their name, for their heirs and successors.

Art. IX. The present Treaty shall be ratified, and the ratification shall be exchanged at London in six weeks, or sooner if possible[1].

In witness whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed the same, and have affixed thereto the seals of their arms.

Done at London, the fourteenth day of November, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three.


No. VIII[2].

1864, 25th January.

Protocol (A) of Conference held at the Foreign Office,

January 25, 1864.


The Plenipotentiaries of Austria, France, Great Britain, Prussia, and Russia.

The Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Her Britannic Majesty having come to an understanding with the Plenipotentiaries of France and Russia, announced that the three Protecting Courts are unanimously of opinion—

Rescision of exclusion of armed forces. 1. That it is not necessary to insist upon the limitation prescribed by Article II of the Treaty of the 14th of November, as to the naval and military forces to be maintained by Greece in the Ionian Islands.

Restriction of neutralisation. 2. That the advantages of neutrality established by the
  1. The Ratifications were exchanged on 2nd January, 1864.
  2. Parl. Papers, 1864, Greece, No. 1; N.R.G. xviii. 60.