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with the Plenipotentiaries of England and Holland alone, or jointly with those of the Allies, at the Choice of England. By which treacherous and dangerous Advice, he the said Henry Viscount Boling broke, did not only contrive and fet on Foot a Negociation of Peace, more advantageous to France, than even France, itself had ask'd ; but thereby did put into the Power of the common Enemy to create incurable Jealoufies and Discords between her Majesty and her faithful Allies, and to destroy that Confidence, which had so long and so successfully been cultivated between them, and which was so necessary for their common Safety.

Arr. II. That the French King having, in or about the Months of August or September, 1711, with the Privity, and by the Contrivance of the said Viscount Boling broke, and others, fent over Monf, Mefnager into England, to carry on a separate and clandestine Negociation of Peace, he the said Henry Viscount Boling broke, did afterwards, in the said Month of September, 1711, or thereabouts, secretly and unlawfully, and without any Colour of Authosity, meet, confer, and treat with the said sieur Mefnager, on the Negociations of Peace between Great Britain and France, and therein did advise and promote the making a private and feparate Treaty, or Convention, on the said Subject of Peace between the said Crowns, withoue any Communication thereof to her Majesty's Allies; and. the faid Henry Viscount Boling broke did afterwards, in VioJation of his Oath and high Trust, falsely and treacherously advise her late Majesty to sign Powers to several Persons for concluding, on her Behalf, a pernicious and destructive Treaty or Convention on the said Subject of Peace wich France : And on or about the said 27th of September, 1711, a difronourable, destructive, and fatal Treaty, or Convention, was concluded and lign'd by the faid Sieur Mesrager, on the Part of France, and by the Earl of Dartmouth, and the said Viscount, being then two of her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, and of her Privy Council, on the Part of her Majesty, by Vircue only of a Warrant under her Majesty's Sign Mas nuel, under the signet, directed to themselves, but not counterlign’d, and without the least Knowledge or Par. ticipation of che Allies; in which Treaty the immediate Interests of Great Britain are given up to France, and the Duke of Anjou being therein admitted to remain King of Spain, the Ballance of Power, sand the Liberties of

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Art. III. That whereas her late Majesty Queen Anne, did, on or about the ift of Otober, 1711, 0. S. give Instructions to Thomas Earl of Strafford, her Embassador to the States General of the United Provinces, to communicate to them certain Propositions of Peace which had been contriv'd and concerted between the said sieur Mesnager, and the faid Viscount, and others, entitled, Preliminary Articles on the Part of France, to come to a General Peace, together with her Majesty's Sentiments and Resolutions concerning the Prosecution and carrying on the War against France and Spain, in Care the Staces were desirous to carry on the said War : And whereas for several years before, and till the said Month of October, 1711, there was open War between her late Majesty and the French King, and the said War continuing for all the said Time, and afterwards, the French King and his Subjects were Enemies to her late Majesty, he the said Henry Viscount Boling broke, being then one of her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, and one of her Majesty's Privy Council, and a subject of her faid Majesty, not considering the Duty of his Allegiance, but having altogether withdrawn the cordial Love, and true and due Obedience which every true and faithful Subject owed to her faid Majesty, and designing to give Aid and Succour, and to adhere to the faid French King against her said Majesty, did, on or about the 2d of October, 1911, during the faid War, falsely, wickedly, maliciously, and traiterously aid, help, aflift, and adhere to che said French King, and his Subjects, Enemies to her faid late 'Majesty, against her faid late Majesty; and in Execution and Performance of his faid aiding, affisting, and adhering, he did, on or about the 2d of October, 1711, falfely, maliciously, and traiteroully, disclose and communicate her Majesty's faid Instructions to her faid Embassador, or was privy to, and did advise, confent, or approve that the same ihould be, and accordingly the same were communicated and disclos'd to the said sieur Mesnager, a Subject of the said French King, and an Enemy to her late Majesty ; and in further Execution and Performance of his faid aiding, affifting, and adhering, he the said Henry Viscount Boling broke, did, in and by a Letter or Writing, by him wrote to Monf. de Torcy, on or about the 2d of O&tober, 1711, disclose, communicate, and notify, or did intend to notify, to Mons. e Turcy, a subject, Minister, and Secretary to the Frencia

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King, and an Enemy co her late Majesty, that the said
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Instructions to the Earl of Strafford, thereby falfely, mali-
ciously, and traiterously informing and advising the faid
Mons. de Torcy, from what Person, and by what Means
he might come to the Knowledge of her Majesty's faid
Instructions, contrary to the Duty of his Allegiance, and
the Laws and Statutes of this Realm.

Art. IV. That whereas her late Majefty Queen Anne did, in or about the Month of December, 1711, in due Form of Law, under the Great Seal, constitute the Right Reverend John Lord Bishop of Bristol, and Thomas Earl of Straford, her Plenipotentiaries, with full Powers and InItructions to meet, treat, and conclude with the Pleni potentiaries of her Allies, and those whom the French King Thould, on his Past, depute for that Purpose, the Conditions of a Good and General Peace : And whereas his Imperial Majesty, their High Mightinesses the States General of the United Provinces, and other her Majesty's Allies, and the French King, 'baving duly constituted and appointed their several and respective Plenipotentiaries for the Pur. poses aforesaid, the Negociations and Conferences for a General Peace were open'd before them at Utrecht, about the Months of fanuary or February, 1711, and the same continu'd till the 4ch of March, 1711, and afterwards : And whereas on the frid 4th of March, 1711, there was open war between her late Majesty and the French King, and the same having conrinu'd for several years before, and at the same time, and afterwards, the said French King and his Subjects were, during all the faid Time, Énemies to her faid Majesty and her Subje&ts, he, the faid Henry Viscount Baling broke, then being one of her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, and of her Privy Council, and a Subject of her faid Majesty, not confidering the Duty of his Allegiance, but having withdrawn his Dury and Obedience from her faid Majesty, and confpiring and confederating with the Enemies of her faid Majesty, and the Subjects of the said French King, to give him Aid and Succour against her faid Majesty, did, on or about the said 4th Day of March, 1711, falsely, wickedly, and traiterously aid, comfort, affift, and adhere to che faid French King, againft her faid Majesty, and in Execuciou and Performance of his faid aiding, affifting, and adhering, he, the said Viscount did, on or about the said 4th of March, 1741, falfly, maliciously, and traiterouily communicate and disclose her faid Majesty's

final Instructions to her faid Plenipotentiaries, relating to the faid Negociations of Peace, or was privy to, and did advise and consent, and approve that the same should be, and accordingly the same were communicated and difclos'd to Abbot Gualtier, an Agent and Emissary of the said French King, and an Enemy of her said Majesty , and in further Execution and Performance of his faid aiding, affisting, and adhering, he the said Henry Viscount Boling broke, did by a Letter or Writing, wrote by himself, on or about the said 4th of March, falsely, maliciously, and traiterously disclose, communicate, and notify, or did intend thereby to communicate and notify to Mons. de Torcy, a Minister, Secretary of State, and Subject of the said French King, and an Enemy of her faid Majesty, that the said Gualtier was inform’d of her Majesty's faid Instructions to her faid Plenipotentiaries, thereby falsely and traiterously informing and advising the faid Moni, de Torcy, by what Means, and from what Persons, he might have the knowledge of her Majesty's faid Instructions, contrary to the Duty of his Allegiance, and the Laws and Statutes of this Realm.

Art. V. That whereas the States General of the United Provinces were, in or about the Months of September or October, in the Year of our Lord 1713, in Poffeflion of the strong and important Town and Fortress of Tournay : And whereas the French King had, during the Course of the faid private, separate, and traiterous Negociation, between him the faid Henry Viscount Boling broke, and others, and the Ministers of France, signify'd his Consent to the Ministers of Great Britain, that the said Town and Fortress of Tournay should remain to the said States General, as Part of their Barrier: And whereas her Majesty, in her Instructions of December the 230, 1711, to her Plenipotentiaries at Utrecht, had expresly directed them to insist with the Plenipotentiaries of France in the General Congress, that, towards forming a sufficient Barrier to the Sraces General, Tournay should remain to their High Mightinesses, and did afterwards declare herself conformably thereunto, in her Speech to both Houses of Parliament on the 6th of June, 1712, in which the communicated to them the Terms whereon a Peace might be made; And whereas for several years before, and till the faid Months of Sepiember and October, in the Year of our Lord 1713, 'there was open War between her face Majesty and the French King, and the said War continuing for all the said

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Time, and afterwards the faid French King and his Subjects were Enemies to her Majesty, he the said Henry Vif. count Boling broke, then being one of her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of Srate, and of her Privy Council, and 2 Subject of her faid Majesty, not considering the Duty of his Allegiance, but having altogether withdrawn the cordial Love, and true and due Obedience, which every true and faithful Suliject owed to her faid Majesty, and designing to give Aid and Succour, and to adhere to the faid French King, against her faid Majesty, did, in or about the Months of September or October, 1712, during the faid War, falsely, maliciously, wickedly, and traiterously aid, help, aslift, and adhere to the French King, then an Enemy to her late Majefty, against her faid Majesty, and in Execution and Performance of the said aiding, aslifting, and adhering, maliciously, falsely, and traiterously did counsel and advise the faid Enemy, in what Manner, and by what Methods the said important Town and Portress of Tournay, then in Possession of the States General, might be gain'd from them to the French King, contrary to the Dury of his Allegiance, and the laws and Statutes of this Realm.

· Art, VI. That whereas her late Majesty Queen Anne, not only in Pursuance of the Treaties the tood engag'd in to her good Allies, and in particular to his Imperial Majesty, for the Recovery of the Monarchy of Spain to the House of Austria, thereby to preserve a due Ballance of Power in Europe, but also from her just Resentment against the Duke of Anjou, who then stiled himself King .of Spain, and wlio, in Defiance of her Majesty's Title to the Crown, had acknowledg'd the Pretender as King of Great Britain, and on these just Foundations, her Majesty had, in Vindication of the Honour of the Crown, and in justice to her People, at a vast Expence of Blood and Treasure, and on the earneft and repeated Advices of her Parliament, profecuted a vigorous War against the faid Duke of Anjos : And whereas in the Years of our Lord 1710, 1711, and 1712, the said open, bloody, and expensive War was carry'd on between her said lace Majesty Queen Anne, and the said Duke of Anjou; and during all the Time aforesaid, the said War did continue, and for all that Time the said Duke of Anjou, and the Subjects of Spain, adhering to him, were Enemies of her late Majetty, he the frid Henry Viscount Bolingbroke, then being one of her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, and of her Privy Council, and a subject of her faid Majefty,

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