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VI. The circle shall furnish 8000 horfes, viz. '2000 draft horses, 2000 horfes for heavy cavalry, and 2000 for light cavalry; 500 of the draft horses in the second decade; 500 draft horses and the same number of cavalry horses, in the third ; the same in the fourth ; 1000 draft and 500 cavalry horses, in the fifth; 1000 draft horses, and the same number of cavalry horses, in the fixth; and the like number in the seventh decade. Should any difficulties arise in furnishing the last 2000 horses, the circle of Suabia shall be at liberty to pay for them, at 400 livres a piece. Besides these, 400 select horses shall be furnished.

VII. Also 5000 oxen, of soolb, weight each, 200 of which must be delivered to the army within two months, without the ordonnator in chief should grant some farther delay in case he 1hould not want them immediately. Two thousand five hundred may be paid for at 250 livres each.

VIII. It shall furnish 150,000 quintals of corn, two-thirds wheat, and one-third rye; 100,000 sacks of oats; and 150,000 quintals of hay, within two months.

IX. 100,000 pair of Moes shall be delivered into the magazines of the army within one month.

X. Besides these contributions, 18 which all the princes, states, abbies, and cities of the circle of Suabia, fhall contribute, (Wurtemberg, Baden, Reutlingen, and Esslingen excepted) the abbies of Kempton, Lindau, and Buchau, the whole bench of prelates, and abbots, not excepting a single abbey or convent in Suabia, even if it should not contribute to the expence of the circle, shall within six decades, or fixty days, pay seven millions of livres in fpecie into the military chest.

XI. The circle of Suabia shall send deputies to the Directory at Paris, to propose negociations for peace, in company with the princes who negociate for themselves.

Concluded at Stutgard, the gth Thermidor,

(July 27,) 1796. (Signed) The commander in chief of the army of the Rhine and Moselle,

MOREAU. The plenipotentiaries of the assembly of the circle of Suabia, under the ratification,

The Baron de SOLAYE,

Armistice between the French Republic and the Circle of Franconia. WE E the underligned, members of the general convention of

the circle of Franconia, charged in the name, and with the full

powers of all the countries of the said circle, including the immediate Franconian knights of the empire of all the six places,


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and Augustus Ernouf, general of division, &c. furnished with proper powers on the part of the citizen and commander in chief Jourdan, animated with the desire of securing the tranquillity of the inhabitants of the circle of Franconia, and of consolidating the possessions which the victorious armies of the French Republic have gained, have made an agreement, consisting of the following articles :

Art. I. The strictest orders shall be given for the most scrupu. lous observance of the proclamation, publicly printed and promulgated by the commander in chief, respecting the security of person and property, the maintenance of religious worship, and the laws and cultoms of the country.

II. By virtue of the preceding article, every inhabitant is authorised to arreit, or cause to be arrested, such folliers or other persons belonging to the army, as fall be found plundering or committing other excelles, and they shall be delivered up to the next commandant, and punished according to the rigour of the law.

III. All the inhabitants of the circle of Franconia, even the illustrious states who have left their respective residence, to avoid for a moment all the horrors of war, are at liberty, with their families and servants, as likewise with all their property, 10 return within two decades (20 days) to reckon from the publication of the present instrument. They Thall then enjoy the same security and the same protection, as the other quiet inhabitants, who take no part in the events of the war. After the expiration of the two decades, none of them shall be allowed to return without special permission from the commander in chief.

IV The circle of Franconia shall pay to the French government, a contribution of eight millions of livres in ready specie, of which, however, two millions may be set off by furnishing neceflaries or provisions for the arinies,

V. The payment of the six millions in specie is to be made to the paymaster general of the French army (according to the several terms fixed) the whole within forty-five days.

VI. and VII, Relate to the manner of discharging the two remaining inillions in necessaries and provisions, &c.

VIII. The circle of Franconia Mall also furnish two thousand horses for the cavalry, in two stated terms.

IX. and X. Relate to the distribution of the contributions, for which all military commanders shall, if required, afford every affisance against such as shall refuse to make good payment.

XI. From the period appointed for the payment of the contribution, that is to say, from this present day, every thing that Dhall or may be furnished for the French army (except free quarters) fall be deducted from the contributions.

XII. The

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XII. The Margraviates of Anspach and Bareuth, belonging to his Pruffian Majesty ; and the principality of Schmalkalden, belonging to his Serene Highness the Landgrave of Helle Caisel, according to the status quo in which they were before the war, shall be exempted from their share of the contribution,

XIII. In case another republican army, exclusive of that of the Sambre and Mufe, should enter the territories of the circle of Franconia, it shall most strictly obferve the present convention, which is properly speaking, concluded with the French government.

XIV. The convention of the cirele of Franconia reserve for themselves to determine farther, by separate articles, every thing relative to the distributing and levying the contribution. (Signed) ERNOUF, General of divifion.


Done and expedited on duplicates with all our respective signatures

at Wurtzburgh, 20 Thermidor, in the fourth year of the
French Republic, ( August 7,) 1796.

Armistice provifonally with the Margruve of Baden, until the defini

tive Peuce proposed by the Directory, or till ten Days after the

breaking up of the Negociation. ARTICLES I. II. III. grant free passage to the French

troops in the margraviate. IV. If by circumstances or the difficulty of communication, it hould be necessary for the troops which pass through, or remain in the margraviate, to draw their subsistence from the country, then the bailiffs or other magistrates shall not refuse them grain, or bread, hay, oats, meat, wood, or such carriages and horses, as the generals and commissaries might require. These supplies shall be taken in part of the provisions and money to be furnished by the Margrave of Baden 10 the French Republic.

Every other article purchased of individuals, shall be paid for. by the troops in money.

There shall be an account made of what is delivered to the French troops from the signing of the treaty.

The commissary in chief of the army of the Rhine and the Moselle fhall make every necessary arrangement with the commissary to be sent by the Margrave, that the greatest order may reign with respect to the supplies, which shall be made by the country for the establithment of proper places for magazines which may be necessary, and that the magiftrates may be fupplied beforehand with the provisions to be furnished.

V. The Margrave of Baden shall pay into the chest of the payı master of the arıny of the Rhine and Moselle, the sum of twe millions of French livres in money ; 500,000 livres to be paid in ten days from the signing this treaty, 500,000 livres in ten days following, 500,000 livres in the last decade, and 500,000 livres the following month.

VI. The Margrave fall furnish the French army within the time above fixed, reckoning from the day of figning, 1000 horses, 400 of which shall be draft horses, and 400 cavalry, from cight to eleven hands high, and from five to eight years old.

Thefe horses shall be furnished by thirds in ten days after signing the treaty. They are to be delivered at the places appointed by the general in chief, together with 500 oxen of goolbs. weight, within a month.

VII. Twenty-four thousand quintals of grain, two-thirds in wheat, a third in rye, in the magazine which shall be appointed.

Two thousand sacks of oats, twelve buthels to a fack, fifty thousand quintals of hay.

All these articles shall be furnished in thirds within six decades, unless the commissary in chief fixes upon a longer time.

VIII. Twenty-eight thousand pair of shoes thall be given into the magazines of Strasbourg within a month. If these thoes cannot be furnished within the time fixed, they shall be paid for at five livres a pair.

IX. The Margrave of Baden shall immediately send to the Executive Directory to negociate the separate peace which he proposesa

Given at Stutgard, the 7th Thermidor, July 25, 1796,

4th year of the French Republic. The plenipotentiary of his Serene Highness the Margrave of Baden,

(Signed) The Baron REIZENSTEIN,

Grand Bailiff of Lorrach.


Treaty of Peace concluded between the French Republic and the

Margrave of Baden.

THE French Republic, and his Serene Highness the Margrave of Baden, desirous of re-establishing between both countries the relations of friendship and good neighbourhood which existed between them before the present war, have appointed as their plenipotentiaries, namely, the Executive Directory, in the name of the French Republic, citizen Charles de Lacroix, minister of foreign affairs, and his Serene Highness the Margrave of Baden, the Baron de Reitzenftein, his chamberlain, and great bailiff of


Lorrach, who, after having exchanged their respective powers, have refolved on the following articles :

Art. I. There shall be peace and good understanding between the French Republic and his Serene Highness the Margrave of Baden. In consequence, all hostilities thall cease between the contracting parties, to reckon from the ratification of this present treaty.

Il. The Margrave of Baden revokes all adherence, confent, and access, public or secret, by him given to the coalition armed against the French Republic, every contingent or succour, in men, horses, provisions, money, ammunition, or other stores, under any pretence whatever, even if he should be required as member of the Germanic empire.

III. The troops of the Republic Mall pass freely through the dominions of his Serene Highness, reside there, and occupy all military posts necessary for their operations.

IV. His Serene Highness the Margrave of Baden, for himself and his successors, cedes to the French Republic all the rights that may belong to him upon the lordships of Rodemachern and Hesperingen, in the ci-devant duchy of Luxemburgh ; the portion belonging to him in the county of Sponheim, and his rights upon the other portion ; the lord'hip of Grevenstein, the bailinicks of Beinheim and Rhod, and generally all the territories, rights, and revenues, which he possessed, or pretends to have a right to possess, on the left bank of the Rhine.' He renounces all demands

upon the Republic respecting the arrears of the said rights and revenues, and for every other cause anterior to the present treaty.

V. His Serene Highness, the reigning Margrave of Baden, as well in his own name, as in that of his two sons, the Princes Frederick and Louis of Baden, for whom he interests himself Itrongly, cedes and abandons, with entire guarantee to the French Republic, the two-thirds of the manor of Kutzenhausen, situate in the ci-devant province of Alsace, with all its rights and dependencies, together with the arrears of the said rights and revenues, which might remain due, renouncing all demands upon the Republic thereto relating, and for every other cause anterior to the present treaty.

VI. His Serene Highness the Margrave of Baden also cedes for himself, and his successors, all the islands of the Rhine which may belong to him, all the rights to which he may pretend upon the said islands, as likewise upon the course and the different branches of that river ; especially the rights of tolls, high jurisdiction, direct lordship, civil or criminal justice, or police.

There shall not be included, under the denomination of the different arms of the Rhine, the small branches, and the dead or ftagnant waters left in consequence of the inundations of the VOL. V.



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