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'special guarantee of the right of
nations; nor can lus majetlyexpress the indelible imprelfion which this difaslerouscatasirophe has lest in his revolted mind, which always entertains the most inviolable respect for the dignity._0f man, for morality, and thefacred principles of the law 0f'nations. * '
It is not by illiberal suspicions and rath conjectures, not by calumnious imputations and partial reports of audacious fictions, nor by. the paffionate lallies of a depraved heart, and the licentious fabrications of tbreign and domestic editors of public journals-it is not by inimical reprcsentations, calculated for an increase of power, for exactions of money, or for other secret defigns, nor- by the furious speeches in conventions, and uvindictive proclamationsffio ' the French sination and all other states-u-but only by a ccnwscientious, fair, and impartial inquiry, instituted according _to the prescription of the laws, and con
* dncted with every juridical rigour,
that the horrid act may be traccd I . .
tional Concern ofGermany. be not:
hereby charged, upon mature deliberation, to appoint deputies of their own, who are to be present at.
the inquiry' which has been opened, ss
tion of' the country, areacknowsi ledged debts ' of the Helvetic republic. _ _ .'
IV. On the contrary, they declare as national goods all the goods belonging to the ciidevant state of the Grisons, and generally all the sunds, which, according to the law of' the Sd of' April, 1799, on the difference between goods of th' state and goods os the connnunes, are in the class of national goods.
V. Rhetia shall constitute a canton of the Helvetic republic, under the denomination of' the canton of Rhetia. _
VI. From the day that the present treaty of union shall have received the sanction os the executive directory and legislative councils of the Helvetic republic, the people otsiRhetia shall enter into-the enjoyment osall the rights and privileges which the Helvetic consiitution secures to every Helvetic citizen; and they, on their part, bind themselves, from the same day, to the same impofls, and generally to the saithsul observance of the same duties os citizen, without the least exception, in Like manner as all Helvetic citizens.
So concluded under the reserve of' the sanction of the executive directory and legiflative councils of the Helvetic republic, one and indivifible.
At Coire, Qlst April, 1799.
In the name os the executive di
rectory os the Helvetic republic. Commiflioners of government,
ted to the French-the one voluntarily, and the other by force. The former of these, under the phantom of a perfidious alliance, have seized on the maritime force, and all the revenues osthe count' , which they employ to ruin, and piunge it into the most disastrous condition. - Hol: land is, theresorcmow deprived osits independencect, and reduced beneath the yoke os the five French directors, like the provinces os France; its in-, habitants are, in fact, become their subjects.
ss The sublime Porte is, without doubt, animated with the desire of rnaintaining its ancient friendship with this republic : b_ut it is evident, that the reason above alleged renders it improper that the ambassador of Holland should continue to refide near it. He is, therefore, heteby enjoined to quit this refidence with:
in a week, and informed, that the