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that however such a notion may keep alive the hope and promise of amendments, little real improvement is to be expected from tribes, which rate so very low in the scale of intellect and manners.

IMPORTANT STATE PAPER.*

THE following Treaty has not been laid before Parliament in extenso; though its results have been communicated to the House of Commons. Our

readers will, we have no doubt, be curious to see the whole of this important and original document.

* This paper was intended to ridicule the alliance between Mr. Paul Methuen and the more violent part of the Opposition. The preceding articles leave us at no loss to determine that the Plenipotentiaries are Mr. Robert Gordon and Mr. Warre.-E.

TREATY.

In the name of Wonder! Amen!

His Majesty Paul the 1st, Emperor of the Dandies, Autocrat of Himself and Grand Duke of Pantomime; and Henry Bruffham, President of the Republic of Billingsgate, and Protector of the Confederation of Palace Yard, being mutually desirous of entering into an amicable arrangement of all differences now existing between them, their States, subjects, and citizens respectively, have appointed as Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary, to treat of and conclude a Treaty of Peace and Amity, viz.

His Majesty the Emperor Paul, the most illustrious and honourable, the Sieur Jack-war, Count of Negus, Baron Blackstrap, Grand Cross of the Order of Temper, Knight of the Leaden Crown, Lieutenant in 2d Company of Lestwithiel Volunteer Infantry, &c. &c.

And the President, Robert, Baron de Bhum,

Grand-Gordon of the Legion of Despair, Knight of the Woeful Countenance, and of the Order of Cherabim and Seraphim, a Privy Councillor, and Member of the Council of State for the examination of Dutch Butter;

Who having mutually exchanged their full Powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon the following articles :

ARTICLE 1.

There shall be from the date hereof an offensive alliance between the High Contracting Parties.

ARTICLE 2.

His Majesty the Emperor Paul agrees to cede and abandon the province of Santa Fé, or Good Faith; but the President being desirous of giving the whole world a manifest proof of his moderation and generosity, declines occupying any portion of the said ceded province; and it is hereupon concluded and agreed, that the said province of Santa Fé or Good Faith shall, on no pretence whatever,

be kept by either of the High Contracting Parties, but shall form a separate State or Commonwealth independent of both.

ARTICLE 3.

The President engages to furnish his Majesty the Emperor, for the ensuing campaign, a quota or contingent of as many notions, motions, ideas, and propositions, as his said Majesty may be able to lodge and clothe.

ARTICLE 4.

His Majesty the Emperor engages to pay to the said President the full compliment of the said notions, motions, ideas, and propositions, whether he shall use and employ them or not, at a rate to be hereafter determined by Commissioners to be specially appointed for that purpose.

ARTICLE 5.

His Majesty the Emperor further engages to restore to the said President, at the conclusion of the campaign, all the said notions, motions, ideas, and

propositions, without any reserve whatsoever; and furthermore, a reasonable compensation and allowance (to be determined as aforesaid) for the wear and tear, deterioration, and loss of value of the said notions, motions, ideas, and propositions, while in the service of his Majesty.

ARTICLE 6.

If by the events of the war, or any other cause, the Lord Viscount Castlereagh should fall into the hands of the said offensive alliance, either as a prísoner of war or otherwise, it is hereby stipulated and agreed, that the sole charge and custody of the said Viscount shall be committed to the President; well understood, however, that his Majesty the Emperor, shall, by himself or his Special Commissioner in that behalf to be appointed, be permitted, from time to time, to look through the keyhole of the room in which the said prisoner shall be confined, in order to ascertain that he is safely watched, and interdicted from all external communication; and in the

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