7 DECEMBER 1833, Page 1

We mentioned last week, that an arrangement had been made,

relative to the navigation of the Meuse through Maestricht, and the relief of the garrison at that place, by the Dutch and Belgian Governments. The Belgian negotiators appear to have exceeded their powers in this business ; as the second article of the new Constitution enacts, that " no foreign troops can be received into

the service of the State, occupy or traverse the territory, except by virtue of a law ;" whereas the first article of the Convention lately concluded permits the foreign troops coming from Maestricht and from Holland to pass by two roads situate on the left bank of the Rhine. The affair has been the subject of debate in the Chamber of Representatives at Brussels ; but the decision is not known. All the newspapers except one declare the Convention to be disgraceful to Belgium.