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1816 edition. Excerpt: ...behaviour of Chateauneuf, and the
dilatory proceedings of the Dutch, enforced the necessity of more
expeditious and decisive measures. Lord Stair dexterously
counteracted the intrigues of the French ministers at Paris, by
contriving to place the" negociation in the hands of du Bois, who
repaired to Hanover, where the business was' carried on by
secretary Stanhope under the immediate auspices of the king. The
negociation was conducted with such secrecy and dispatch, ' that an
interval of a few days only elapsed between the arrival of du Bois,
and the adjustment of the preliminaries. After a few conferences,
du Bois agreed, in the name of the regent, to send the Pretender
beyond the Alps, and to demolish the port of Mardyke, t called by
Lord Townshend, in a letter to Horace Walpole, Aug. 21st, "that
Correspondence, Period II. f One of the articles in the treaty of
Utrecht, expressly stipulated the demolition of Dunkirk, from which
port the trade of England and Holland had been incommoded during
the late war. The king of France had literally fulfilled this
article; but had, at the same time, opened a new canal at Mardyke,
which would have been equally prejudicial to the trade of Great
Britain. Prior, at that time embassador at Paris, was ordered to
present a memorial, pressing the performance of the 9th article of
the treaty of Utrecht. The king of France declared in express
terms, that Mardyke was not Dunkirk, and that the treaty of Utrecht
did not deprive him of the natural right of a sovereign, to
construct such works as he should judge most proper for the
preservation of his subjects. The truth is, terrible thorn in the
side of England," on condition of confirming the article in the
treaty of Utrecht, which guarantied the...
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