The Law of Nations or the Principles of Natural Law (1758)Emmerich de Vattel Of the Alienation of the Public Property, or the Domain, and That of a Part of the State§ 257. The nation may alienate its public property.§ 258. Duties of a nation in this respect.§ 259. Duties of the prince.§ 260. He cannot alienate the public property.§ 261. The nation may give him a right to it.§ 262. Rules on this subject with respect to treaties between nation and nation.§ 263. Alienation of a part of the state.§ 264. Rights of the dismembered party.§265. Whether the prince has power to dismember the state.
     1.    See his Memoirs.
     2.    Quod domania regnorum inalienabilia et semper revocabilia dicuntur, id respectu privatorum intelligitur; nam contra alias gentes divino privilegio opus foret. Leibnitz, Praefat. ad Cou. Jur. Gent. Diplomat.
     3.    Mezeray's History of France, vol. ii. p. 458.
     4.    Mezeray's History of France, vol. ii. p. 458.