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the first, and was the consequence of its territory, and the honour of its laws.
origi..t-To see to which must be in. Thirst of glory, love for the country, and
puted the misfortunes and the duration of the wish for its prosperity, are passions
this war, it will be sufficient to refer to its which never become extinct' in generous
cause, and to recollect that the intervals of hearts. They are a guarantee of the zeal
peace, or rather the short truces, during with which you will associate yourselves,
which nations have breathed, have been Gentlemen, in the efforts of the administra-
owing to France.----- The aggression did tion, to support, by powerful means of de
not proceed from France, neither in 1792, fence, the negociations which are going to
when she was invaded; neither in the year be opened. Less powerful, less strong;
Seven, when the treaty of Campo Formio less rich, less fruitful in 'resources was
was broken; neither in the year. Eight, France in the year Eight, when threat-
when the Russians came across Germany ened on the North, invaded on the
and Italy, to menace our frontiers ; neither South, torn in pieces in her interior, ex.
in the year. Ten, when the treaty of Amiens hausted in her finances, disorganized in
was violated; neither at the epoch of the her administration, discouraged in her ar-
invasion of Bavaria, when the peace of mies, the seas brought her hope, the vic-
Luneville was disavowed; neither at the tory of Marengo restored her her 'honours,
epoch, when the treaty of Presburg was the treaty of Luneville brought back peace
placed in ioblivion; neither when the en- to her. I describe this picture, Gentle-
gagements of Tilsit were abandoned, neither men, but for the purpose of again calling
when the treaties of Vienna and of Paris back, within and without, the energetic
were torn, in pieces. And was it not on the sentiment of our dignity and of our power;
contrary, France, who, victorious and con- only that our friends and our enemies may,
quering, consented to the armistice of Leo- at the same time, understand the thoughts
ben, and the peace which followed it: who of the Monarch, and the force of the na-
vanquished at: Marengo only to treat at Lune- tion, the moderation of his wishes, his ar-
ville ; at Austerlitz, but to restore the greater dour for an honourable peace, his horror of
part of her conquests, or' to endow thrones a shameful peace.”
with them; who has not refused an armis- The Legislative Body gave an authenti
tice during the war, peace during negocia cated copy to the orators, from the Council
tions, neither before the treaty of Presburg, of State of the Imperial Decree, of which
nor before that of Vienna ? At this it had just received a communication, as
moment have not the preliminary bases, well as of the speech of Count Regnaud St.
proposed by the coalesced powers, been Jean d'Angely, and ordered that the whole
adopted by His Majesty, who declares to be entered in the minutes, and six copies
his people, to his allies; to his enemies, printed.---After the departure of the oraa
that, on his side, there are no obstacles to tors from the Council of State, the Assem:
the re-establishment of Peace.*These bly adjourned till eleven of the clock to-
truths, Gentlemen, as far as relates
ments already become the immutable patri- ...
mony of history; in what relate to more

recent events, they will be proved by the .. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1813.
documents contained in the port-folio of ***? Continued from page 816.)
the Minister for Foreign Affairs, of which of Acken, on the left bank, a little lower
His Majesty calls; a Commission, named down the river, was fortifying, under the
from among you, i to take cognizance.- direction of Count Woronzow, in such a
Whilst negociating, the coalesced powers manner as to render it a place of consider
wished the continuance of hostilities. By able strength, while preparations were ac-
that they have shewn us the measures which celerating for constructing a bridge there.
the safety of the State and the honour of the In the mean time, the enemy, wlio
Empire) prescribe. ' Her Majesty has said appear to have had no idea of the passage
to you, Gentlemen, nations cannot treat of the Elbe, at Acken, sent strong detach-
with security, except uby displaying their ments of troops to occupy Dessau and the
whole strengthi'-But already the energy line of the Mulda, and employed themselves
which manifests itself in all parts, the nu- in throwing up works, -as well before that
merous levies which are in motion, suffi-town as in front of the tete-de-pont at Ross-
ciently make i known the resolution of the lau, with intent to impede the passage there,
French nation to maintain the safety of its and to obstruct the movements of the army

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after the passage. This gave occasion to and it was calculated that it would be ad. skirmishes between the enemy and the Swe- vanced as far as Chemnitz on yesterday, the dish advanced-guard, which was obliged to 3dILI am as’yet without details of the relinquish Dessau, and to retire to the affair of General Blucher; but Baron De neighbourhood of the tele-de-pont at Ross- Wetterstedt has engaged me to detain this lau, and indeed to the right bank of the inessenger until I shall receive a dispatch river.-Under these circumstances, tie from him this evening for M. De Rehausen, Prince Reyal received intelligence from Ge- and he promised me (for he went to-day to neral Blucher, on the 1st instant, inform- Dessau), to transmit to me at the same ing his Royal Highness, that he should, on time the same particulars, if he should obthat day, make a movement with his whole tain them. I shall keep this dispatch open army on his right towards Hertzberg ; that for ihem.- -We have indirect accounts of on the following day he should be at Jessen; General Czernitscheff having taken posseson the 3d at Elster, and on the following sion, with corps of Cossacks, of the day (to-day) would effect the passage of the whole city of Cassel, from which Jerome Elbe at Elster, proceeding iipon Kemberg Buonaparté had fled. But nothing has yet against the French corps 'stationed there. been received from himself. I have the

-The bridge at Acken had just been honour to be, &c. completed, and yesterday, to-day, or per ju

(Signed) E. THORNTON: haps to-morrow, was each spoken of as the P.S. Ten þ.m. I have the honour of probable day for passing the river - transmitting to your Lordships enclosed, a

. ':-
General Bluclier crossed the Elbe at Elster letter which I have just received from Baron
yesterday with some opposition, and attack de Wetterstedt. (Signed)' E.T.
ed the entrenched village of Wartemberg,
on the opposite bank, which he carried, Head-quarters, Dessau, Oct. 4, 1813.
after an obstinate resistance, making him- According to reports received from Gen.
self master of sixteen pieces of-cannon. Blucher, he has been engaged with the 4th
It is understood that this victory, which French corps, commanded by General Ber?
was carried against the corps commanded trand. The latter was strongly entrench
by Bertrand, was not obtained without con-' ed in a village between Wartenberg and
siderable loss, partièularly among the troops Bledin.-_-_-_General D’Yorck's corps dis-
commanded by General D'Yorck, but the lodged and overthrew the enemy, taking
particulars have not been received. The above one thousand prisoners, sixteen pieces
Prince Royal received this intelligence yes- of cannon, and seventy tumbrils, with their
terday evening, while he was at Rosslau, or traini, were captured. A body of two
immediately on his return here, and took thousand men threw themselves into Wit-
the resolution of crossing the whole army tenberg; the remainder of the enemy's

to-day over the Elbe, äe Acken and at Ross troops fell back upon Kemberg: General
Jau, the Russians at the former, and the Blucher pursued them, and his head-quar-
Prussians and Swedes at Rosslau, somewhat ters will be this evening at the latter place.
later or otherwise, according as it should His cavalry is at Duben. By five o'clock
be understood whether the French would this morning, the enemy's troops, under the
make a stand at Dessau. This, however, orders of Marshal Ney, which were in this
was not to be expected, when once the pas- town, amountirig to eighteen thousand men,
sage of the Russians was completed at Ac- had begun their retreat towards Leipzig
ken, particularly under the position of Ge- - Our advanced posts had, in the course
neral Blucher's ariny, and in effect it was of this evening; pushed on as far as Ragutin
learnt this morning, that the French had and Jesnitz, and to-morrow the junction
retired froni Dessau, where, consequently, with General Blucher will take place.
1. learn that the head-quarters of the Prince The van-guard of the Russian army, under
Royal will be established this evening. His the orders of Count Worouzoff, occupies
Royal Highness left this place about nive Coethen. Bernbourg is garrisoned by Rus-
o'clock this morning. - Yesterday even- sian cavalry. To-morrow the two armięs
-ing Mr. Aldercrentz, a son of the General, of the Prince Royal and of General Blucher
and an Aid-de-Camp of the Prince Royal, will make a combined movement in ad-
returned here from the Imperial head-quar- vancé, probably in the direction of Leip-
ters, to which he had been sent after the zig. They form together a total of one hun-
battle of Donnewitz. He brings intelli- dred and twenty-seven thousand, or one
gence of the actual movement of the grand hundred and thirty thousand men. His
army, as was projected, on the 1st instant ; Royal Highness-will, without doubt, esta

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blish his head-quarters at Reguhn, strong in front of a wood of some extent, have the honour to be, &c.

near Radefeld: and behind it the grouud is Signed): DE WETTERSTEDT. more intersected; generally speaking, howstil ws

ever, it is open, and adapted to all arms. LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY,

--The disposition of attack of the Silesian Wednesday Nov. 3, 1813.

army was as follows:- The corps of, Gene*** Foreign Ofice, Nov. 3, 1813.

ral Langeron was to attack and carry Frey

roda, and then Radefeld, having the corps Nr. Sully artived this morning at the Olice of General Sachen in reserve. The corps

of Viscount Castlereagh, froin Leipsig, d'arınée of General D'Yorck was directed with duplicates of dispatches froin Licu- i to move on the great chauste, leading to tenant-General the Honourable Sir C.W. Leipsig, unil it reached the village of SitzStewart, K. 6. of which the following are chera, when, turning to its left, it was to copies. The originals, 'by his 'Aid de- force the enemy at Lindential. The RusCamp, Mr. James, are uot yet received,

sian guards and adyanced guard. were to Skendilz, Od. 17, 1813. press on the main road to Leipsig.


-The My Lord, -The glorious aruy of Silesia corps of General St, Priest arriving from has added another victory to its list, and Merseberg, was to follow the corps of Gethe, brow of its veteran leaders is decorated neral Laugeron. The formation of the gawith fresh laurel. ++ Forty pieces of çan-' yalty and the different reseryes

, was made non, twelve thousand killed, wounded, and on the open ground between the villages. prisoners, one eagle, and many caissons, It was nearly mid-day, before the troops have been the fruits of the victory of Rade- were at their stations, The enemy soon feld and Lindenthal.—To give your Lord- after the first onset gave up the adyanced ship the clearest idea in my power of this villages, and retired some distance, but battle, I must revert to the position of the tenaciously held the woody ground on their armies of Silesia and the North of Germany right, and the villages of Gros, and Klein on the 14th inst. When we received cer- Wetteritz, as also the villages of Mockern tain intelligence that the enemy was with and Mokay, on their left. At Mockern a drawing from the right bank of the Elbe to most bloody contest ensued; it was taken collect in Leipsig, at this time the Prince and rętaken by the corps of Yorck five Royal was at Cothen, and General Blucher times: the musketry fire was most galling, at Halle. The former occupied with the and this was the hottest part of the field; advanced guards the left bank of the Mulda, many of the superior officers were either and the latter Merseburg and Schenditz. killed or wounded, at length che victorious

General Blucher moved his head-quar- Silesians carried all before them, and drove ters, on the 14th, to Gros Kugel, pushing the enemy beyond the Partha. Lo the plain his advance on the great road to Leipsig, there were many brilliant charges of cavaland occupying the villages on each side of ry. The Brandenburg regiment of bussats it. The enemy was in force in his front, distinguished itself in a particular manner, still holding Deblitsch and Binerfeld, with and, supported by infanity, charged a balsome troops along the Mulda. The Grown tery of eight pieces, which they carried. Prince of Sweden issued orders to march to The enemy made an obstinate resistHalle in the night of the 14th; but when ance also on their right, in the villages of his troops were in march, he took up his Great and Little Weteritz and Ilchausen, head-quarters at Sylbitz, and placed the and in the woody ground around them; and Swedish army with its right at Witin, and when they found we had farged their left, the left near the Petersberg. Gen. Bulow they brought an additional number of croops occupied the centre of his line between Pe- oņ Count Langeron, who was chiefy entersberg and Oppin, and the corps of Win- gaged with Marshal Ney's corps, which arzingerode was on the left at Zorbig. rived from the neighbourhood of : Duben. General Blucher found the enemy's forces, However, the Russians, equally with their consisting of the Ath, 6th, and 7th corps of brave allies in arms, made the most gallant the French army, and great part of the efforts, and they were fully successful

, Guard, under Marshalş Marmont and Ney, night oply put an end to the action. The and General Bertrand, occupying a line Russian cavalry acted in a Mery brilliant with their right at Freyroda, and their left manner. General Kalp's cavalry took a at Lindenthal. The country is open, and battery, of 13 guns, and the Cossacks of very favourable for cavalry, around these General Emanuel, five. The enemy drew latter villagesbut the enemy was posted off towards Siegeritzi and Plesen; and passed

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the Partha river. General Sachen's corps, "forward bir Leipsig; keeping up the com. who supported General Langeron, very munication om one side with General Bhai much distinguished itself in the presence of cher's army, and on the other, these corps Buonaparte, who, it seems, according to vete- to detach to their right, to facilitates? the information of the prisoners, 'arrived the attack of the corps of General Mere: froin the other part of his army at five velde, and the divisions Bianchi Weisseno'clock in the afternoon. Lue The corps of worf, on 'Zwackaw-and-Gonnewitz; at which General D’Yorck, which so conspicuously larret place the bridge across the Pleisser? distinguished itself, had many of its those was to be carried. General Nostiltz's causis gallant leaders killed or wounded ;' among valry were to form on their right. In case

1. the latter are Colonels Heinmitz, Kutzler, of-retreat, these corps were to retire too. Bouch, Hiller, Lowenthal, Laurentz, Ma- uwards Zeitz-_The reserves of the Russii jors Schon-and Bismarck! The momentary sian and Prussian guards were 'to move on. loss of these officers is serious, as they Rotha, where they were to pass the Pleisse, nearly all commanded brigades, from the and form in coluinns on its right bank reduced state of General Officers' 'in' the The reserves of the Prince of Hesse Horn. Prussian-army, and I have sincere régietberg, Generals Mereveldt” and Wittgenin 'adding; that his Serene Highness the stein. were also to take post at this station. Prince of Mecklenberg Strelitz, who was General Barclay de Tolly to command distinguishing himself in a particular mani all the columns on the right bank of the ner, having two horses shot under "hinti, Pleisse, Generals Wittgenstein, Kleist, and and whose gallant corps took tire hundred Kleinau, were to advance from their respecprisoners and an eagle, 'received a severe, tive positions on Leipsig, the Russian guards but, I trust, 'not a dangerous wound forming their reserve. General Colibredo

: | Among the Russians are General Chinching advanced from Børne, as reserve to Genebi and several officers of distinction," killed ral-Kteinău. "Tlie retreat of these corps was! and wounded, and I average General Blu- to be on Chemnitz. Generals Wittgencher's whole loss between six and gevenstein, Kleist, and Kleidau's, on Altenberg thousand men hörs de combat. We can and Penig. 1. 2-The army of General Benzi. add little to the catalogue of the merits of nigsen from Coldlitz was to push on Grimthis brave army'in endeavouring feebly, but ma land Wurtzenu! The corps of Count: I hope faithfully, to detail its proceedings. Bubna hrad been relieved before Leipsig by Your Lordship will, F am persuaded, justly General Tolstoy...A very heavy firing i appreciate the enthusiasm and heroism by continued all the day of the 18th from the which its operations have been guided. It grand army." Al report arrived late at has fought twenty-one combats sirke høsti' might to General Blucher, that Buonaparte

. lities recommenced. "Your Lordship' is so had attacked in person the whole line of the well aware of the distinguished merit and Allies, and forming his cavalry in the cena: very eminent services of Genečal Gneisenau; tre-succeeded in making an opening in the that it is unnecessary for me on this fresh combined-army before all its cavalry could' occasion to allude to them. A_l'attached come up; he was, however, ' nó able to * General Lowe to General Blucher in the profit by it, as it appears 'he retired in the field; and being absent in the early part of evening, and the Allies occupied their pothe day with the Prince Royal, it is due to sition as before the attack of the dethis very deserving officer to inform your tails of the above I'am as yet wholly ignoLordship I have derived every assistance rant:the 17th all were ready from his reports.

My Aid-de-Camp; kinews the attack on this side. The Prince Captain During; an officer of interit, "has, Royal) who had his head-quarters at Landsunfortunately, I fear, fallen into the enemy's berg, and his army behind it, marched at hands. - shall now put your Lordship two o'cloek in the morning, and arrived at it in possession, as far as I am able, of the Brittenfeld, with General Winzingerode's military movements of the or grand army up and General Bulow's

s corps towards mida!? to the 16th, and the disposition for the at- dagilon General Bulow's left. General tack which was sent to the Prince Royal of Winzingerode's cavality and artillery had Sweden and General Blucher, by Pfinte moved forward in the right; hear the Schwartzenburg, and whtich was to be made heights of Faucha. No cannonade being this day. The corps of General Cuilay, heard on this side of the grand army Prince Maurice Lichtenstein, Thieleman (though General Blucheros corps was under and Plátoff, were collected in the heighó 1-arms), and as it was also understood Gen. bourhood of Markrasted, and were to move Berinigsen could not arrive until this day at

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Grinma, and part of the Prince Royal's vouring to escape in all directions, and who
army being still in the rear, it was deemed are still surrounded, are the next objects of
expedient to wait till the following day to exultation. The further result your
renew the general attack. The enemy Lordship can best arrive at from an account
shewed himself in great force in a good po- of our military position: ---It will be my
sition, on the left of the Partha, on a ridge endeavour to give you as succinct and clear
of some extent, which runs parallel to the an account as I am able, first, of the gene-
river. There was some cagnonading in the ral and combined operations deterinined
morning, and the enemy wade demonstraz upon by the grand army; and, secondly, to
tions, and the hussar's of Mecklenberg describe what immediately caine under my
charged his advanced parties into the su- own observations, namely, the movements :
burbs of Leipsig, and took three cannon of the Prince Royal and General Blacher.
and some prisoners of the hulans of the -My dispatches up to the 17th have
guards, - The state of our affairs is such, detailed the position of the allied armies up
that the most sanguine expectations may be to that date. It being announced by Prince
justly entertained, under the protection of Schwartzenberg that it was the intention of
Divine Providences which has hitherto, so their Majesties, the allied Sovereigns; to 1
conspicuously favoured us in the glorious renew the attack on the 18th, and the ar- r;
cause, in which we are engaged.

mies of the North and Silesia being directed :
I am, &c.

to co-operate, the following general dispo...) (Signed) Chas. Stewart, Lieut.-Gen.sition was made : -I must here observe, STEWART

that the attack on the 16th, by the grand Leipsig, Oct, 19, 1813. army, occurred in the neighbourhood of My Lord, t-Europe at length approaches Liebert Wolkowitz, The country being her deliverance, and England may tri, particularly adapted for cavalry, a very umphantly, look forward to reap, in con- sanguinary and hard combat ensued with junction with her Allies, that glory her this arm, and an artillery, exceeding in unexampled and steady efforts in the com- number six hundred pieces, between the mon cause so justly entitle her to receive. opposed armies. Two solitary buildings,

-I wish it had fallen to the lot of an which the enemy had occupied with several abler pen to detail to your Lordship the battalions of infantry, and which formed splendid events of these two last days; but nearly the centre of the enemy's position, in endeavouring to relate the main facts, to were attacked by the Russian infantry, and send them off without a moment's delay, I after several repulses, carried with amazing shall best do my duty, postponing more de- carnage,

-The whole of the enemy's catailed accounts until a fresh opportunity valry under Murat, were then brought for

, . , The victory of General Blucher, upon ward : they made a very desperate push at the 16thy, has been followed, on the 18th, the centre of the allied position, which for by that of the whole of the combined forces a short period they succeeded in forcing. over the army of Buonaparte, in the neigh- : To oppose this powerlul cavalry, six bourhood of Leipsig. The collective loss regiments of Austrian cuirassiers charged of above a hundred pieces of cannon, sixty in columns, Nothing could surpass either thousand nen, an immense number of pri- the skill of the desperate brayery of this soners, the desertion of the whole of the movement: they overthrew all before them Saxon army, also the Bavarian and Wur destroying, I am told, whole regiments, temburg troops, consisting of artillery, car and returned to their ground with many valry, and infantry, many Generals, amung prisoners, having left seven hundred drawhom are Regnier, Vallery, Brune, Ber- goons within the enemy's line. Many trand, and Lauriston, are some of the first officers were killed and wounded. General fruits of this glorious day. The capture, Latour Maubourg, who commanded the by assault, of the town of Leipsig this enerny's cavalry, under Murat, lost his leg. morning, the magazines, artillery, stores of Both armies remained nearly on the ground the place, with the King of Saxony, all his on which the contest cominenced, court, the garrison, and rear-guard of the While the grand army was to commence 1 French army, all the enemy's wounded their attack on the morning of the į8th, :-) (the number of which exceed thirty, thou from their different points of assembly, on sand) the narrow escape of Buonaparte,, the principal villages, situated on the great who fled from Leipsig at nine o'clock, the roads leading to Leipsig, the armies of the Allies entering at eleven; the complete de North and Silesia were jointly to attack

, , route of the French army, who are endea- from the line of the Saale, and upon the

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