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The high contracting powers, being convinced that the system of representative government is equally as incompatible with the monarchical principles as the maxim of the sovereignty of the people with the divine right, engage mutually, in the most solemn manner, to
use all that their efforts to put an end to the system of representative governments, in whatever county it may exist
As it can not be doubted that the liberty of the press is the most powerful means used by the pretended supporters of the rights of nations to the detriment of those of princes, the high
contracting parties promise reciprocally to adopt all proper measures to suppress it
the principles of religion contribute most powerfully to keep nations in the state of passive obedience which they owe to their princes, the high
contracting parties declare it to be their intention to sustain in their respective States those measures which clergy may adopt