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DENMARK AND GERMANY.

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DENMARK AND GERMANY. The following is the text of Earl Russell's dispatch to Sir Alexander Malet, the British envoy to the German Diet, relating to the intended Federal execu- tion in Holstein. The dispatch, as has already been stated, has been communicated to the Federal Diet:- "Foreign-oiffce, Sept. 23. Sir,—Your dispatch, No. 1S8, of the 21st September, demon- strates conclusively that the position ofaffairs between Denmark and Germany is becoming very serious. You state that the re- port of a committee has been laid before the Federal Diet, and it appears from your analysis of the same that the committee re- commend Federal execution in the Duchy of Holstein that the report will be brought to the vote upon the 1st of October; and that. in me event of its approval, execution will take place within, at the earliest, a period cf three weeks. It appears further from your dispatch that the motives upon whieh Federal execution is based admit of the widest scope. The report states: The object of the execution unquestionably con- sists in carrying out the lesolutions of the Diet, dated the lltli February and 12th August, 1858, the 4th March, 136S, the 7th February, 1861, and the 9th July, 186?, in so far as these have not already taken place; also In fulfilment of the stipulations contracted in 1851 and 1852 with respect to the duchies of Hol- stein and Lauenburg, and announced by Royal proclamation; also in the establishment of a j« int constitution unitiig the above-mentioned duchies with Schleswig and with the kingdom of Denmark proper in a similar bend, establishing the independ- ence and equal rights of each portion in such a manner that no- part shall be subordinate t) another, and at the same time in the establishment of provincial consJtutions for the duchies of Hol- stein and Lauenburg, containing elective representation with, legislative power.' "Her Majesty's Government are unable to close their eyes to the gravity of the report which the Federal Diet has to take into its consideration. If the report of the committee had confined itself to stating that the Royal proclamations do not ccmply with the resolution of the Federal Diet in respect to the duchy of Holstein; that the Dnke of Holstein was not entitled to dis- pose of the finances of IIoHtein without the assent of his estates; that he had no right to promulgate laws for Holstein otherwise than with the co-rperation cf the Holstein Diet; and that the prolonged hesitation of the Danish Government to bring about a satisfactory state of things had rendered Federal execution necessary-her Majesty's Government, while regretting that the German Federal Diet intervened at the present time, would yet not have denied the claim of the principles advanced to be con- sidered the real and essential basis Gf constitutional government. But it cannot be required that the constitution of the entire Danish monarcbv should ba subjected to the jurisdiction o; the Germanic Confederation. If the estates of the Duchies of Holstein and Lauenburg were permitted to veto the proceedings of the- Danish Parliament and Danish Government, it is evident that the measures necessary for the defence of Denmark agsinst a foreign enemv might be prevented, the entire activity of the monarchy be paralysed, and the integrity and independence of Denmark be seriously threat(ned. By the convention of London of May 8, 1852, her Majesty is bound to respect the iniegrily and iudependetce of Denmark. The Emperor of Austria and the King of Prussia have undertaken a similar obligation. Her Majesty would not look with indifference upon a military occupation of Holstein, which would enly cease under seriously disadvantageous conditions to the constitution of the entire Danish monarchy. Her Mf.jesiy's Government csuld neither recognise such a military occupation as a legitimate exercise of the authority of the Confederation, nor admit its designation by the name of a Federal execution. Her Majesty's Government, could not remain indifferer t to the influence of such a proceeding upon Denmark and the interests of Europe. Her Majesty's Go- vernment, therefore, earnestly recommends the German Federal Diet to abstain from its intention, and to submit the question ire dispute between Germany arid Denmark to the mediation of other Po-vers uninterested in the difference, but deeply concerned in the maintenance of the peace cf Europe and the independence of Denmark-l am, &c, RUSSELL. "Sir Alexander Malet, Bart."

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