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AFFAIRS OF THE NETHERLANDS, OF SPAIN, AND PORTUGAL-

NEGOCIATIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA-

CONGRESS OF AIX-LA-CHAPELLE.

1818.

Jan. 16. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlereagh, referring to com-

munications from Russia, which have produced a

considerable alteration in the conduct of the Princess

of Orange . . . . . 397

23. Sir Henry Wellesley to Lord Castlereagh, referring to

the unpleasant turn which the Portuguese question

had taken at Madrid, and which there was no hope

of settling amicably, but by the intervention of the

mediating Powers, and stating a report that a decree

of amnesty was soon to be issued in favour of the

Spaniards who had followed Joseph Bonaparte to

France, with the exception of such as had held high

offices, civil, military, or ecclesiastical . . 398

26. Baron Humboldt to Lord Castlereagh, communicating a

Note from Prince Hardenberg to the Spanish Minister,

explaining the sentiments of Prussia relative to the

Colonies; and referring to a newspaper report of an

increase of duty on timber coming from the Baltic · 399

27. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlereagh, referring to the

good effect of the lecture from Moscow, and to the

satisfaction of Ministers, with the power possessed by

the Crown of sending away obnoxious foreigners 400

27. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlereagh, reporting the sub-

stance of a correspondence between M. de Nagell

and the Prince of Orange, relative to despatches sent

to Moscow . . . . . 401

Feb. 3. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlereagh, communicating

proceedings of the States-General . .

8. Mr. C. Bagot to Lord Castlereagh, notifying that the

American Government had declined to accept of

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British mediation in their differences with Spain, and

referring to conversations with Mr. Adams respecting

the commerce with the Spanish Colonies . . 404

Feb. 10. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlereagh, reporting substance

of conversations with M. de Nagell on financial

matters, and on the Slave Trade, and referring to the

renewed interference of the Prince of Orange, on

behalf of Belgic ball-pay officers ordered to Batavia 406

Mar. 6. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlereagh, adverting to Lord

K— 's connexion with the proscribed French, and

to proceedings of the States-General, and remarking

upon the subject of a despatch from Lamb, with

enclosures: . . . . . 410

Extracts from two confidential letters from M. Vander-

fosse, Procureur-General to the Minister of Justice,

relative to Lord K-

13. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlereagh, adverting to the

plot for murdering the Duke of Wellington, and to

proceedings in a case of libel . . . ib.

23. Count Münster to Lord Castlereagh, returning Mr.

Lamb's despatches relating to the conduct of the

Austrian Cabinet concerning the question of repre-

sentative Governments in Germany, and the claims of

the Jews in Frankfort, with remarks

24. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlereagh, reporting changes

in the Administration of the Netherlands, and re-

ferring to proceedings at Paris for detecting the plot

for assassinating the Duke of Wellington , . 416

24. The Duke of Wellington to Lord Clancarty, remarking

upon the complaints of the French Government and

police, of the apathy of the Netherlands Govern-

ment and police, in the investigation of the circum-

stances attending the attempt against his life

28. Lord Clancarty to the Duke of Wellington, in answer to

the preceding . . . . . 420

April 3. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlereagh, reporting what

passed at a private conference with the King, respect-
ing the expediency of completing his means of defence,
in case of sudden attack when the Armies of Occupa-

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tion shall be withdrawn from France; and touching

upon the Slave Trade Treaty - - -

April 7. Mr. C. Bagot to Lord Castlereagh, respecting the ques-

tion of the Fisheries, and remarking on expressions

used by Mr. Adams on that subject - -

7. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlereagh, relative to the state

of our negociations with the Netherlands Government

on the Slave Trade - - -

17. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlereagh, referring to discus-

sions on the Slave Trade Treaty, and relating a cir-

cumstance communicated by M. de Nagell concerning

the Prince of Orange - - -

May 5. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlereagh, referring to the

conclusion of the Slave Trade Treaty; transmitting a

copy of Lord Kinnaird's Memoire to the Chamber of

Peers; and recommending to his kindness Mr. Eustis,

Envoy from the United States at the Hague, about to

return home, through England, in ill health

25. Sir Henry Wellesley to Lord Castlereagh, referring to

the intemperate conduct of M. de Pizarro, and the

case of Mr. Macdermott and Mr. Meale -

26. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlereagh, transmitting the

ratification of the Slave Trade Treaty - -

29. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlereagh, enclosing the decla-

ration of the Netherlands' Plenipotentiaries, specify-

ing Surinam as the place of residence of the mixed

Court of Justice for the Dutch Colonies -

June 2. Mr. C. Bagot to Lord Castlereagh, adverting to designs of

adherents of the Bonaparte family in America, and

transmitting a letter from Mr. Robertson, Consul at

Philadelphia, on the same subject . - -

June 2. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlereagh, communicating in-

telligence concerning some of the French refugees;

adverting to the Duke of Wellington's remarks on

the improved state of the public mind at Brussels, to

the embarrassment of the Netherlands' Government

concerning the money question - - -

5. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlereagh, communicating

intelligence received from the Austrian envoy of an

intended meeting of the Sovereigns who were imme-

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diately contracting parties to the Treaty of November,

1815, with France, to take into consideration the state

of that country, with a view to the removal or fur-

ther continuance of the Army of Occupation . 445

June 6. Mr. C. Bagot to Lord Castlerengh, stating that Mr. Gal.

latin has been appointed joint Plenipotentiary with

Mr. Rush in the proposed negociation . . 446

8. The Chevalier Guerreiro to Lord Castlereagh, transmit-

ting a letter from the Count de Palmella, and advert-

ing to Baron Elben and his designs, with enclosure:. ib.

3. Count Palmella to Lord Castlerengh, relating to the

negociations between Spain and Portugal . 447

21. Sir H. Wellesley to Lord Castlereagh, reporting the in-

temperate language of M. de Pizarro, concerning the

Conferences held at Paris on the Portuguese question ;

adverting to the supposed connexion between Russia

and Spain, and the purchase of a Russian squadron

by the latter . . .

.

. 453

23. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlereagh, adverting to the

delay of the Netherlands' Government to appoint a

Commissary on each side, for the adjustment of the

account for arms and clothing furnished in 1814; to
the determination of the Princess of Orange to await
her accouchement at Zoesdyke, much to the discom-
posure of the King; and to an official note of the
Spanish Chargé d'Affaires, notifying that all persons
taken in arms against the royal authority in the Ame-

rican provinces will be treated as native rebels . 455

26. Sir H. Wellesley to Lord Castlereagh, stating that he

learns from the Russian Ambassador that his endea-

yours to prevail upon M. de Pizarro to accede to

Count de Palmella's last proposals had totally failed 457

29. Mr. C. Bagot to Lord Castlerengh, reporting a conversa-

tion with Mr. Adams on the question of the inde-

pendence of the Spanish American provinces, and the

measures likely to be taken by the European Powers

in regard to that great contest . . . 458

July 7. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlerengh, on the injury sus-

tained by the Netherlands' commerce from the cap-

ture of ships by the insturgents in South America . 459

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July 10. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlereagh, specifying the pro-

posed movements of the King and Queen; and refer-

ring to a paper delivered to him by the King, explain-

ing his view of the measures to be taken in the event

of the evacuation of France by the Allied troops, and

requesting to have timely notice, if that view should

differ from the line of policy which our Government

is likely to adopt . . . . 461

17. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlereagh, offering observa-

tions on the state of the case upon the Bouillon in-

demnities, and representing the unfair means by which

the Prince de Rohan had sought to secure much more

than was contemplated by the Treaty of Vienna . 462

21. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlereagh, referring to an in-

timation given him some time before by the French

Ambassador, that it was the wish of his Court that

our army, on evacuating France, should embark at

some port of the Netherlands, and expressing his

surprise on learning from the Duke of Wellington

that he was wholly unacquainted with any such

wish . .

. . 463

24. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlereagh, reporting that the

King had exercised the powers which he possesses to

order two obnoxious Frenchmen, editors of a Jacobin

paper at Ghent, to leave the kingdom . . 465

27. Mr. Bagot to Lord Castlereagh, returning thanks for

leave of absence, with an assurance that while any

business should render it desirable for him to remain

at his post, he would not quit it . . . 466

Aug. 4. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlereagh, referring to the

declining state of the Grand-Duke of Baden, and the

succession to his dominions, and to the intended re-

union at Aix; signifying that all the original papers

and proceedings in the possession of the Netherlands'

Government relative to the assassination plot have

been sent for from Paris . . . . 467

11. Lord Clancarty to Lord Castlereagh, referring to the

Bouillon affair, and to the King's displeasure with the
Prince, who had not shown any disposition to visit
him at the Hague since the birth of the young Prince;

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