The Constitutions and Other Select Documents Illustrative of the History of France 1789-1907

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Date: 1880–1904

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B. Secret Convention.

August 5, 1796 (18 Thermidor, Year IV). De Clercq, Traités, I, 281–283.

Clercq. [A. J. H.] de and Jules de. Recueil des traités de la France publié sous les auspices du Ministère des affaires étrangères. Vol. 1—. Paris, 1880–1904.

The French Republic and His Majesty the King of Prussia prompted by an equal desire to see the baneful war which afflicts Europe cease shortly, and flattering themselves that the accomplishment of this salutary desire cannot be far distant, have believed that they ought in advance to enter into amicable communications upon several matters relative to this pacification, which they hope is approaching.

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1. The intention of the two contracting powers being, first of all, to agree upon a territorial indemnification for the loss of the Prussian provinces upon the left bank of the Rhine, in case the said bank shall be ceded to France at the time of the peace with the Empire, . . . His Prussian Majesty, in order to give to the French Republic a proof of his feelings of amity, declares that when the question of the cession of the left bank of the Rhine to France shall arise, he will not oppose it; and, as in that case, in order to indemnify the secular princes who will lose by that arrangement, the principle of secularizations becomes absolutely indispensable, His Majesty consents to accept the said principle and he shall receive as indemnity for the said Trans-Rhenish provinces, including the enclave of Sevenaer, which in this case will be ceded to France, the remainder of the bishopric of Munster, with the county of Recklinghausen, making deduction of the part mentioned above and on condition of their prior secularization; His Majesty still reserving to himself to add to these what may be suitable to complete his idemnification, upon which matter the two powers shall come to an agreement.

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Chicago: Clercq. [A. J. H.] De and Jules De, ed., "B. Secret Convention.," The Constitutions and Other Select Documents Illustrative of the History of France 1789-1907 in The Constitutions and Other Select Documents Illustrative of the History of France 1789-1907, ed. Frank Maloy Anderson (New York: Russell Russell, 1908), 208–209. Original Sources, accessed January 22, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PBYGYI7CIAV2URW.

MLA: . "B. Secret Convention." The Constitutions and Other Select Documents Illustrative of the History of France 1789-1907, edited by Clercq. [A. J. H.] De and Jules De, Vol. I, in The Constitutions and Other Select Documents Illustrative of the History of France 1789-1907, edited by Frank Maloy Anderson, New York, Russell Russell, 1908, pp. 208–209. Original Sources. 22 Jan. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PBYGYI7CIAV2URW.

Harvard: (ed.), 'B. Secret Convention.' in The Constitutions and Other Select Documents Illustrative of the History of France 1789-1907. cited in 1908, The Constitutions and Other Select Documents Illustrative of the History of France 1789-1907, ed. , Russell Russell, New York, pp.208–209. Original Sources, retrieved 22 January 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PBYGYI7CIAV2URW.