The Law of Nations or the Principles of Natural Law (1758)Emmerich de Vattel Treaties of Peace§ 9. Definition of a treaty of peace.§ 10. By whom it may be concluded.§ 11. Alienations made by a treaty of peace.§ 12. How the sovereign may in a treaty dispose of what concerns individuals.§ 13. Whether a king, being a prisoner of war, can make peace.§ 14. Whether peace can be made with an usurper§ 15. Allies included in the treaty of peace.§ 16. Associates to treat each for himself.§ 17. Mediation.§ 18. On what footing peace may be concluded.§ 19. General effect of the treaty of peace.§ 20. Amnesty.§ 21. Things not mentioned in the treaty.§ 22. Things not included in the compromise or amnesty.§ 23. Former treaties, mentioned and confirmed in the new, are a part of it.
     1.    The abbé de Choisi, Hist. de Charles V. p. 492.
     2.    The renunciation made by Anne of Austria, consort of Louis the Thirteenth, was good and valid, because it was confirmed by the general assembly of the Cortes, and registered in all the offices. The case was otherwise with that made by Anna Theresa, which was not sanctioned by those formalities — consequently, not stamped with the national approbation, and the character of a law of the state. The cardinals who examined this affair by order of the pope, whom Charles II. had consulted, paid no regard to Maria Theresa's renunciation, as not deeming it of sufficient force to invalidate the laws of the country, and to supersede the established custom. — Memoirs of M. de St. Philippe, vol. i. p. 29.
     3.    See Wolf. Jus Gent. § 982.
     4.    See Tit. Liv. Epitom. lib. xviii. and other historians.