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LIST OF FORFEITED ORDERS.

LIST of the Orders issued in the United Kingdom upon Egypt during the month of 187 which have not been paid within 12 clear months after that in which they were issued, and which, not having been repaid in the country of issue within that period, have become forfeited. The amount of these forfeited Orders should be deducted from the total of the next list dispatched by the country of issue after the receipt of the List.

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PRELIMINARY AGREEMENT of Peace between the Argentine Republic and Brazil and Paraguay.—Signed at Assumption, June 20, 1870.

(Translation.)

PROTOCOL.

On the 20th day of June of the year of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, 1870, their Excellencies the Plenipotentiaries of His Majesty the Emperor of Brazil, and of the Argentine Republic, and their Excellencies Señors D. Carlos Loizaga and D. Cirilo Antonio Rivarola, Members of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Paraguay, having met in the city of Assumption, in order to agree on the modification of the stipulations of the Protocol of 2nd June of the last past year," in conformity with the present circumstances:

Considering that the death of Marshal Francisco Solano Lopes, and the complete annihilation of the forces which obeyed him, has put an end de facto to the war which he so treacherously and unjustly had provoked :

Considering that the termination, de facto, of the war, imposes on the Allied Powers the duty of leaving entire liberty of action to the political organisation of the Republic of Paraguay, as also in the election of their permanent authorities, who will guarantee the future friendly relations of the Allied Nations with the said Republic:

Considering that the new situation calls on the part of the Provisional Government for a ratification of former declarations, and for the express acceptance of other clauses, which are recessarily derived from them and from the new state of affairs;

Agreed in declaring solemnly that the war was at an end, the Agreement of the 2nd June of the last past year being modified in the following terms:

ART. I. That peace be established between the Empire of Brazil, the Argentine Republic, the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, and the Republic of Paraguay.

II. The Provisional Government of the Republic of Paraguay once more ratifies the former declarations which they made on accepting the Protocol of the 2nd June of the last past year, and consequently accept, in its substance, the Treaty of the Triple Alliance,` celebrated in Buenos Ayres on the 1st May, 1865;† the modifications of this Treaty which the Government of Paraguay may have to propose in the interests of the Republic being reserved for the definite arrangements with the Permanent Government.

III. In consequence of what is stated in the preceding Article, the Paraguayan Government acknowledge their obligation to cele brate the Treaties to which that of the 1st May, 1865, refers, it Vol LV. Page 83.

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being at once established that henceforth the navigation of the Upper Parana, and that of the River Paraguay in the territorial waters of the Republic of this name, is free to ships of war and merchant vessels of the Allied Nations, exempt from all and every onus, or without their being able to hinder or obstruct by any other means than free navigation to all.

IV. The Allied Powers bind themselves not to interfere, directly or indirectly, in the political reorganisation and election of the Permanent Government of Paraguay, they should consequently take proper measures in combination with the Provisional Government if, at the time of the said election, there should still remain any Allied forces in the Paraguayan territory.

V. It is understood that as long as any Allied forces remain in Paraguayan territory, the 5th and 7th conditions of the forementioned Agreement of 2nd June, relative to the military jurisdiction of the Allied generals, as also the 8th condition, only in so far as respects articles destined for the consumption of the armies hold good.

VI. The Treaties to which that of the 1st May, 1865, refers, shall be celebrated immediately after the Permanent Government of the Republic of Paraguay shall be elected, and the Provisional Government promise that that election shall take place, at latest, within the term of 3 months, counting from the date of the present Agreement according to the dispositions already decreed.

VII. In case the election of the Permanent Government of the Republic of Paraguay should be delayed beyond 3 months, the Allied Governments shall agree among themselves on the steps to be taken to conclude the definite arrangements for peace, which in the interests of all parties cannot be postponed much longer.

In witness of which we, the Plenipotentiaries of the Allied Governments and the Members of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Paraguay, sign the present Agreement, and have hereunto caused our seals to be attached.

(L.S.) JOSE MARIA DA SILVA PARANHOS. (L.S.) JULIO DE VEDIA.

(L.S.) CIRILO A. RIVAROLA.

(L.S.) CARLOS LOIZAGA.

PROTOCOL OF CONFERENCE between the Argentine Republic and Brazil and Paraguay, relative to the Preliminaries of Peace.-Assumption, June 20, 1870.

(Translation.)

THEIR Excellencies the Counsellor José Maria da Silva Paranhos,

Plenipotentiary of His Majesty the Emperor of Brazil, General D Julio de Vedia, Plenipotentiary of the Argentine Republic, D. Carles Loizaga, and D. Cirilo Antonio Rivarola, Members of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Paraguay, having held 4 Conferences on the 24th, 26th, 28th, and 31st of the last past month of May, have agreed to set down in the present Protocol the result of the said Conferences, of which the object was the necessary modifications to the Agreement of the 2nd June of the last past year, as preliminaries to the peace which is about to be proclaimed between the Allied Nations and Paraguay.

Their Excellencies the Members of the Provisional Government of Paraguay, after due examination of the bases agreed upon in Buenos Ayres by the Plenipotentiaries of the Allied Nations of which (bases) they had full knowledge before the Conferences alluded to, declared that they accepted the said bases of modification of the Agreement of 2nd June, provided the terms of Article II, which expresses the acceptance of the Treaty of 1st May, 1865, be altered.

The said Members of the Provisional Government being invited to propose the alterations which they considered proper in the abovementioned Article II, they did so, and as a result of the discussion which took place respecting this, the following wording was agreed upon:

ART. II (substitutive). The Provisional Government of the Republic of Paraguay once more ratify the former declarations which they made on accepting the Protocol of the 2nd June of the last past year, and consequently accept in its substance the Treaty of Triple Alliance, celebrated in Buenos Ayres on the 1st May, 1865.† The modifications of this Treaty which the Government of Paraguay may have to propose in the interests of the Republic being reserved for the definite arrangements with the Permanent Government.

During the discussion their Excellencies the Members of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Paraguay said that by the above-named substitutive Article II they meant to leave to the Paraguay Government full liberty to propose and maintain, relative to the boundaries, when treating of the definitive arrangements, whatever they may deem to be in conformity with the rights of the Republic, not being able to deduce from the generic acceptance which the said Article established that that important territorial question was solved in the terms of the Treaty of the Triple Alliance.

His Excellency the Argentine Plenipotentiary agreed with this reservation, declaring that the straight forward and friendly intentions of his Government could not be better manifested than they had

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been in their notes relative to the occupation of " Villa Occidental.” That it is there expressly stated that the Argentine Government do not wish to avail themselves of their rights as conquerors to solve the question of boundaries, but to terminate it by an amicable agreement in view of titles of both parties.

His Excellency the Brazilian Plenipotentiary also confirmed, on his part, the interpretation given to the above substitutive Article II, it not being the intention of the Allied Governments to gain territory by the right of conquest, but only to exact what is their perfect right respecting also the territorial integrity of the Republic, as they solemnly declared in their said Treaty of 1st May, 1865.

His Excellency D. Adolpho Rodriguez, the Plenipotentiary of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, not having been able to be present at the Conferences of Agreement of which this Protocol treats, and having, notwithstanding, given in his previous adhesion to what was stipulated in Assumption, in conformity with the bases previously adopted by the representatives of the Allied Governments, it was agreed that the Oriental Government should be solicited to confirm that act of his adhesion, upon giving them notice of the said arrangements by separate notes from each of the subscribing parties.

In witness whereof, we, the Plenipotentiaries of His Majesty the Emperor of Brazil, of the Argentine Republic, and the Members of the Provisional Government of Paraguay, caused the present Protocol to be drawn out, and have signed the same in 3 copies. Done in the city of Assumption, this 20th day of June, 1870. (L.S.) JOSE MARIA DA SILVA PARANHOS. (L.S.) JULIO DE VEDIA.

(L.S.) CARLOS LOIZAGA.

(L.S.) CIRILO A. RIVAROLA.

ARRANGEMENT between the Argentine Republic, Brazil, and Uruguay, relative to the establishment of a Provisional Government in Paraguay.—Buenos Ayres, June 2, 1869. (Translation.)

Ox the 2nd day of June, in the year of birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, 1869, the Flenipotentiaries of the Allied Governments assembled at the office of Foreign Affairs in the city of Buenos Ayres, viz.:

His Excellency Counsellor José Maria da Silva Paranhos, Envoy Extraordinary und Minister Plenipotentiary of His Majesty the Emperor of Brazil, in special mission;

His Excellency Dr. D. Mariano Varela, Minister and Secretary

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