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Noble Ordre de la Jarretière, et Son Principal Sécrétaire d'Etat, ayant le Département des Affaires Etrangères, &c. &c. &c. et le Sieur Herbert Taylor, Sécrétaire Intime de Sa dite Majesté et Général Major de Ses Armées, et Sa Majesté le Roi de Wirtemberg, Le Géneral Major de Neuffer, Son Envoyé Extraordinaire et Ministre Plénipotentiaire près Sa Majesté Britannique; et Elles accordent mutuellement aux dits Commissaires tant aux deux Survivans, qu'aux trois nommés par la présente, tous les pouvoirs et fonctions nécessaires pour la pleine et entière exécution du Traité de Mariage conclue à Londres le 3 Mai 1797, entre Son Altesse Sérénissime le Prince Héréditaire de Wirtemberg, et Son Altesse Royale la Princesse Royale d'Angleterre.
Art. 3. Les présens Articles Additionnels auront la même force et valeur que le Traité même, et comme s'ils y étoient insérés mot à mot. Ils seront ratifiés, et les Ratifications en seront échangees en deux mois, ou plutôt si faire se peut.
En foi de quoi les Plénipotentiaires respectifs les ont signés, et y ont apposé le Cachet de leurs Armes.
Fait à Londres le vingt-deux Mai, l'an de Grace Mil Huit Cent et Dix Sept.
(L.S.) DE NEUFFER.
HIS BRITANNIC MAJESTY
HIS CATHOLIC MAJESTY.
Signed at Madrid, the 23d of September 1817.
Treaty between His Britannic Majesty and His Catholic Majesty, for preventing Their Subjects from engaging in illicit Traffic in Slaves Signed at Madrid the 23d of September 1817.
In the Name of the Most Holy Trinity. IT having been stated, in the second Additional Article of the Treaty signed at Madrid on the 5th day of July of the year 1814, between His Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and His Majesty the King of Spain and the Indies, that "His "Catholic Majesty concurs, in the fullest manner, in the sentiments of His Britannic "Majesty, with respect to the injustice and
inhumanity of the Traffic in Slaves, and pro"mises to take into consideration, with the "deliberation which the state of His possessions "in America demands, the means of acting in conformity with those sentiments and en"gages, moreover, to prohibit His subjects from carrying on the Slave Trade, for the purpose "of supplying any islands or possessions, ex"cepting those appertaining to Spain; and to prevent, by effectual measures and regulations, "the protection of the Spanish flag being given "to foreigners who may engage in this Traffic, "whether subjects of His Britannic Majesty, or "of any other State or Power."
And His Catholic Majesty, conformably to the spirit of this Article, and to the principles
of humanity with which He is animated, having never lost sight of an object so interesting to Him, and being desirous of hastening the moment of its attainment, has resolved to co-operate with His Britannic Majesty in the cause of humanity, by adopting, in concert with His said Majesty, efficacious means for bringing about the abolition of the Slave Trade, for effectually suppressing illicit Traffic in Slaves, on the part of Their respective subjects, and for preventing Spanish ships trading in Slaves, conformably to Law and to Treaty, from being molested or subjected to losses from British cruizers: the Two High Contracting Parties have accordingly named as their Plenipotentiaries, viz:
His Majesty The King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Right Honourable Sir Henry Wellesley, a Member of His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, and His Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to His Catholic Majesty; and His Majesty the King of Spain and the Indies, Don Josef Garcia de Leon y Pizarro, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal and distinguished Spanish Order of Charles III., of that of Saint Ferdinand and of Merit, of Naples, of those of Saint Alexander Newsky and of Saint Anne of Russia, and of that of the Red Eagle of Prussia, Counsellor of State, and First Secretary of State and of the General Dispatch; who, having exchanged their respective full powers, found to be in good and due form, have agreed upon the following Articles :
Art. 1. His Catholic Majesty engages, that the Slave Trade shall be abolished throughout