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dron of St. Narcisse's hussars was in order ceived Westphalian Moriilors to the 10th of battle in the valley, protected by the inst. Several columus entered on the 8th, infantry. -The French brigade halted, as well as General Alix, who has caused to form and take a little rest; the enemy different Proclamations to be published.. took this as the effect of hesitation; he de- -This Gazette contains the following: scended with loud cries, and briskly at- article: Certain intelligence, given by! tacked some companies of Voltigeurs, which General Rigaud, commanding a corps of formed the advanced guard. General Pe French troops at Rothembourg, announces, tit immediately ordered the charge to be that the Prince Royal of Sweden, beaten? beaten; his four battalions instantly march by the French army, had been driven tots ed in the directions which had been pre-, the right bank of the Elbe, after having scribed them; the enemny, astonished at suffered a considerable loss, this attack, retired from position to posi
2:1. tion; they were all carried, and covered
Puris, Oct. 29...1 with his dead.- - The difficulties of the Her Majesty the Empress Queen and ground, which slackened our march, al- Regent has received the following accounts lowed the Spaniards to frequently rally; of the situation of the armies up to the Atha'i the fire was very brisk from 8 o'clock till of October.- General Gount Lefevre noon, and lasted to 4 in the evening. Every Desnouettes was attacked, on the 28th of thing was at last obliged to give way be- September, at seven o'clock in the mornfore the indefatigable courage of our troops, ing, at Altenberg, by 10,000 cavalry and 1 who pursued the enemy several leagues 3,000 infantry. He effected his retreatfrom the field of battle, and completely before so' superior forces; he made some dispersed him. We only took some pri- fine charges, and did the enemy much ingi. soners from him ; but he lost many men in jury. He lost 300 of his infantry; he ar- : his retreat by the fare of musketry, and a rived upon the Saale. The enemy was great number in their fight threw them- commanded by the Hetman Platoff and Geselves down the precipices. This action neral Thielman. Prince Poniatowski marchcost us 2 officers and 7 subalterns or sol-ed on the 2d upon Altenberg, by Nossau, diers killed; 7 officers and 61 soldiers Waldheim, and Colditz; he overthrew the wounded. I have the honour to remit with enemy, took more than four hundred pri- ; this to your Excellency, a state of each par- soners, and drove him into Bohemia. Tal ticular regiment's loss. —-The good dispo-On the 27th the Prince of the Maskwa took a sitions and conduct of General Petit are possession of Dessau, which a Swedish dir: worthy of eulogiums. He has been excel vision occupied, and drove that livision lently'seconded by the devotion of the 67th back upon the tele-du-pont. On the foland 113th regionents, the mounted chas- lowing day the Swedes arrived to retake the seurs, and a battalion of the 11th regiment town. General Guilleminot allowed them of the line. Some companies of this bat: 1to advance till within grape shot, thenunta talion placed in reserve upon Mount Olivet, masked his batteries, and repulsed them under the orders of Lieutenant-Colonel with cousiderable doss. On the 3d OcJacques, made a skilful and bold movement, tober the enemy's army of Silesia marched which was useful to the general attack. | by Konigsbruck and Elsterwerda upon the
I shall have the honour of sending Elster, threw over a bridge at the bend, your Excellency, by the first Courier, the which the Elbe fornis at Wartemberg, and names of the officers, sub-officers, and passed that river, General Bertrand was soldiers, who particularly distinguished placed on an isthinus, in, a fine position, themselves, and who have been recom- surrounded by banks and marshes. Bemended by the General of division La- tween nine o'clock in the morning and five : marque. I have the honour, &c. in the evening, the , enempy made seven at(Signed) Count DECAEN. tacks and was always repulsed He left
6,000 dead upon the field of battle ; our Paris, Od. 15.-Letters have to-day loss was 500 killed or wounded. This been received from Bayonne. They can great difference was owing to the good ponounce that the armies were still in pre- sition which Morand and Fontanelli's divisence of each other, but that no event liad sions occupied. In the evening General taken place.' The Duke of Dalmatia had Bertrand, seeing new forçes debouche, received some reinforcements, and was still thought proper to effect his retreat, and took to receive more.
a position upon the Mulda with the Prince Frankfort, Oct, 12.-We have just re of the Moskwa. On the 4th, the Prince
of the Moskwa was at Dalitzch, upon the change! as every thing had been prepared left bank of the Mulda., The Duke of Ra- to operate upon Magdeburg ; but it would gusa and General Latour Maubourg's corps have been requisite to have remained seof cavalry were at Eulenbourg. The 3d parate and without communication with corps was at Torgau. , Two hundred and France for a month; this was not inconvefifty partisans commanded by a Russian nient, at the moment when the Emperor Major General, had marched upon Mal- fixed his plans; it was no longer the same hausen, and learning that Cassel was with when Austria was about to have two new out troops,; they attempted a surprise upon disposable armies, the, Bavarian army, and the gates of Cassel. They were repulsed; the army opposed to Bavaria. "The Embut the following day the Westphalian peror therefore changed with these unforetroops having disbanded themselves, the seen circumstances, and removed his headpartisans entered Cassel. They gave up quarters to Leipzic.-Meanwhile the King to pillage every thing which fell into their of Naples, who remained in observation at hands, and a few days after left it. The Freybourg, received, orders on the 7th to King of Westphalia had retired upon the make a charge in front, and march upon Rhine.
Geurg and Freybourg, :operating upon
Wurzen and Wittenberg.. An Austrian Her Majesty the Empress Queen and division which occupied Augustesbourg, Regent has received the following intelli- rendering this movement difficult, the King gence of the siļuation of the army on the received orders to attack it, he defeated it, 13th October : On the 7th the Empe- and afterwards effected his, removal to the ror left Dresden ; on the 3th he slept at right. Nevertheless, the right of the eneWurzen ; the 9th at Eulenbourg, and on my's army of Bohemia, composed of Wittthe 10th at Duben. --The enemy's army genstein's Russian corps, had, marched of Şilesia, which had marched upon Wur- upon Altenbourg, upon intelligence of the zen, immediately retreated, and repassed King of Naples' change in front. It marchto the left bank of the Mulda ; it had some ed upon Freybourg, and afterwards by the engagements, in which we inade some pri- left on Borna, placing itself between the soners and took several hundreds of bag. King of Naples and Leipsíc. The King gage waggons. General Regnier mareho did not hesitate respecting the manoeuvre ed upon Wittenberg, passed, the Elbe, he ought to make; he faced about and marched upon Roslau, turned the bridge marched upon the enemy, overthrew him, of Dessau, seized upon it, afterwards took nine pieces of cannon, one thousand marched upon Aken, and took possession prisoners, and drove him beyond the Elof the bridge. General Bertrand marched ster, after having made him experience a upon the bridges of Wartenbourg, and loss of from four to five thousand' inen. seized upon them. : The Prince of Moskwa On the 15th the position of the army was marched upon the town of Dessau ; he met as follows: The Emperor's head-quarters a Prussian division, General Dalma's, over- were at Reidnitz, half a league from Leipthrew it, and took 3,000 men and six sic: the 4th corps, comınanded by Genepieces of canuon. Several Cabinet. Coural Berțrand, was at the village of Leuderiers, among others Sieur Kraft, with dis- nau; the 6th corps was at Libenthal, patches of importance, were taken. The King of Naples, with the 2d, Sth, After having thus taken possession of all and 5th corps, had his right at Dælitz and the enemy's bridges, the Emperor's inten his left at Liberwolkowitz. --The 3d and tion was to pass the Elbe, to manoeuvre 7th were in march from Eulenbourg to upon the right bank from Hamburgh to flank, the 6th corps.
- The Grand Aripy Dresden, to threaten Botsdam and Berlin, of Bohemia had General Guilay's corps opand to take for the centre of operations posite Lendenaw; a corps at Zwerickaw, Magdeburg, which, for this purpose, had and the remainder of the army; the lesé been supplied with warlike stores and pro- leaning on Grobun, the right on Naumisvisions ; but, on the 15th, the Emperor dorf. The bridges of Wurzen and Eulearried at Duben; that the Bavarian army lenbourg, upon the Mulda, and the posihad joined the Austrian army, and threat-tion of Taccha,, upon the Partha, were ened the Lower Rhine.- This incon- occupied by our troops. Every thing anceivable defection made the defection of nounced a great battle. - The result of other Princes be foreseen, and induced the our different movements, in these six days, Emperor to come to the resolution of return- has been 5,000 prisoners, several pieces of ing towards the Rhine. Unfortunate cannon, and doing - much injury to the
enemy. Prince Poniatowski has in those was expected from them. The emerny's affairs covered himself with glory. artillery went to a distance. The enemy
retired, and the whole field of battle reHer Majesty the Empress Queet and mained in our possession. It was three - Regent has received the following intelli- o'clock in the afternoon ; at the enemy's gence respecting the situation of the Army troops had been engaged, he had had reon the evening of the 16th :On the course to his reserve. Count Marfield, 15th Prince Schwartzenburg, commanding who commanded the Austrian reserve, supo the enemy's army, announced in an order ported with six divisions, all the troops in of the day, that the following day, the all the attacks, and the Imperial Russian 16th, there would be a general and de- guards, who formed the reserve of the cisive battle. In effect on the 16th, at nine Austrian army, supported the centre. The in the morning, the grand Allied Army cavalry of the Russian guards, and the debouched upon us. It constantly operated Austrian Cuirassiers, precipitated them to extend upon its right. At first three selves by their left upon oår right, they large columns were seon marching, one seized opon Delitz, and canye wheeling along the river Elster, against the village upon the Duke of Belluno's squares. The of Doelitz, the qd against the village of King of Naples marched with Latour MazWachau, and the ed against that of Liber- bourg's cuirassiers, and charged the ene. wolkowitz. These three columns were pre-my's cavalry by the left of Wachau, at the ceded by 200 pieces of cannon. The Em- time the Polish cavalry and dragoons of peror immediately made his dispositions. the guard, commanded by General Latort, At 10 o'clock the cannonade was most vio- charged by the right. The ertemy's catent, and at 11 the two armies were en- valry were defeated, two'entire regiments gaged in the villages of Delitz, Wachau, remained upon the field of battle. General and Liberwolkowitz. These villages were Latort made 300 Austrian and Russian priattacked six or seven times ; the enemy soners. General Latour Maubourg took was constantly repulsed, and covered the some hundreds of the Russian guard. The avenues with his dead. Count Lauriston, Emperor immediately ordered Curial's diwith the fifth corps, defended the village vision of the guard to advance to support on the left (Liberwolkowitz). Prince Po Prince Poniatowski. General Curial'marchniatowski, with his brave Poles, defended ed upon the village of Delitz, attacked it the village on the right (Doelitz) and the with the bayonet, carried it without firing Duke of Belluno defended Wachau.. At a shot, and made 1,200 prisoners, among noon, the sixth 'attack of the enemy had whom was the General in Chief Merfeldt. been repulsed; we were masters of the Affairg thus re-established on our right, three villages, and had made 2,000 pri. the enemy put himself in retreat, and the soners. Nearly at the same moment, the field of batile was no longer disputed with Duke of Tarente debouched by Holzhausen, us.---The reserve artillery of the guards, marching upon an enemy's redoubt, which which General Drouet commanded, were General Charpentier carried at the pas de with the tirallieurs. The enemy's cavalry charge, seizing the artillery and making came and charged them. The artillerysome prisoners. The moment appeared men formed their pieces in a square, which decisive.' The Emperor ordered the Duke they had the precaution to load with grape of Reggio to march upon Wachau with shot, and fired with so much agility, that cwo divisions of the young guard.
He in an instant 'the enemy was repulsed. equally directed the Duke of Treviso to Upon these events the French cavalry admarch upon Liberwolkowitz with two di- vanced to support the batteries. General visions of the young guard, and take pos Maison, commanding a division of the 5th session of an extensive wood which is upon corps, an officer of the greatest distinction, the left of the village. At the same time was wounded. General Latour Maubourg, he caused to be advanced upon the centre, commanding the cavalry, had his thigh a battery of 150 pieces of cannon, which carried off by a ball. Our loss this day General Drouet directed. The whole of has been 2,500 men killed and wounded, these dispositions bad that success which
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(66 [The readers of the Register are respect- generous compassion for the people of fully informed, that the Index to Vot. France, whom, however, at times, we XXIII. is ready for delivery; and that for have reproached with baseness for submit Vol. XXIV. will be delivered next week.iting to such unparalleled oppression
Thus have the mass of the people, who ANSWER TO THE BOURBON PROCLAMATION. delivered out to them, through the various
adopt, without any inquiry, the sentiments This document having been published so and endless channels of deception, conte often by those persons, who are so eager for habitually to the conclusion, that the go. overthrowing the present ruler and govern- vernments of France, since the Revolution ment of France, I think proper to publish began, has been a series of despotisms ; what I deem an answer to it; first insert-aud, that, before that period, the people of ing here, for the convenience of my readers, that country enjoyed a state of comparative the Proclamation itself. A few prelimina blessedness. Lately, indeed, as the pro
A ry observations, however, appear necessary spect of humbling France approached, the
First, I must observe, that the Bour-tone of these censors of her gavernments has bons are by no means to be blamed for this been a good deal changed. They now proact, in 'itself considered. It is perfectly fess to see danger in the grealness and pros. natural in them to wish to recover their perily of France. But, the delusion has former state, and 110 one can deny them the taken fast hold of the country. The geneperfect right of using such means as this to ral belief is what I have described it; and, accomplish their object; more especially as it is my intention to show, in this paper, the French people do now submit to the how the facts really stand. The follow: government of a monarch, having laid ing is the Bourbon Proclamation, which aside their Republican institutions. has been published three or four times by But, having 'premised thus, we have an the papers, which generally speak in fa=* equal right to examine the views of those vour of all the acts of our government. by whom the Proclamation was issued, and 6. The moment is at length arrived when to offer our opinions upon it and upon the " Divine Providence appears ready to break probable effect of its success. The House in pieces the instrument of its wrath. of Bourbon having invited the French peo- " The Usurper of the Throne of St. Louis, ple to return under its' sway, we have a is the devastator of Europe, experiences right, and it is our duty, if we have the reverses in his turh. Shall they havet means in our hands, to shew what was the " no other effect but that of aggravating nature and effect of their government in the calamities of France; and will she France; and to inquire, whether it be, or not dare to overturn an od idus power; no' be not, likely, that the people of that coun- longer protected by the illusions of vic" try would be made more happy by return, tory? What prejudices, or phao fears, ing to them, than they are under the new can now prevent her from ttiroiving her: dynasty. We have so long been in fear self into the arms of her King; and of France; her government, under one form from recognising, in the establishment of and mother, has so long appeared to us to his legitimate authority, the only pledge
6 be a terrific object, that we have, at last, " of union, peace, and happiness, which
a forgotten, or we seems to have forgotten, his promises have so often guaranteed to what the old government of France was. “his oppressed subjects.-Being neither We have been ashamed to acknowledge, "able, nor inclined to obtain, but by that our hatred of the new government their efforts, that throne which his rights arose out of our fear of it; and, therefore, " and their affection can salohe 'confirm, we have, for twenty years, been speaking as what wishes should be adverse to those of it as being a most horrible despotism, " which he has invariably entertained? affecting to lament its existence out of our " What doubt can be started with regard
- The King
" to his paternal intentions ?
King binds himself anew to abolish that " has said in his preceding declarations, pernicious conscriplion, which destroys 66 and he reiterates the assurance, that the " the happiness of families and the hope of - Administrative and Judicial bodies shall “ the country. - Such always have been, so be maintained in the plenilude of their " such still are the intentions of the King. “ þowers; that he will preserve their places 66 His re-establishment on the throne of his "lo those who al present 'hold them, and" ancestors will be for France only the t6 who shall take the oath of fidelity to him; 1" happy transition froin the calamities of a os that the Tribunals, Depositaries of the "s war which tyranny perpetuates, to the "Laws, shall prohibit all prosecutions" blessings of a solid peace, the guarantee 64 bearing relation to those unhappy times " of which foreign Powers can only find 66 of which his return will have for ever " in the word of the legitimate Sovereign. 56 sealed the oblivion; that, in fine, the
66 Lours." # code polluted by the name of Napoleon, To take this paper in the order, in which si but, zvhich, for the most part, contains it lies before us, we find, then, according ( only the ancient ordinances and customs to it, that all that Napoleon has done, he 66. of the realm, shall.remain in force, with has done under the sanction of Divine Pro" the exception of enactments contrary to vidence, whose instrument he has been. If 6 the doctrines of religion, which, as well this be the case, is it not rather bordering ll as the liberly of the people, has long upon the impious to call him an usurper, "been subjected to the caprice of the ty- seeing that he has acted under the imme
-The Senate, in which are seated diate direction of the Deity? Is it not sinsome men so justly distinguished for their ful to attempt to,cast blame on him for hav*6 lalents, and whom so many services may ing done that which God wished him to do; " render illustrious -in lhe eyes of France, nay that God forced him to do? . The At« and of posterity--that corps, whose uti- torney General, Gibbs, who is now Judge “lity and importance can never be duly Gibbs, did not prosecute my pen for having " appreciated till after the restoration--can written the article about the flogging of the
it fail to perceive the glorious destiny Local Militia-men at the town of Ely. He 66 which summons it to become the first in- did not prosecute the instrument, nor did si strument of that great benefaction which he harangue against it. He prosecuted * will prove the most solid, as well as the me, who used the instrument, and the * most honourable guaranlee of its existence Judges caused me to be imprisoned for two
and its prerogatives? On the subject years, and to pay a thousand pounds to our " of property, the King, who has already good old King. Yet, upon the principle, 65 announced his intention to employ the with which this Proclamation sets out, it s most proper means for conciliating the was the ben, 'and not I, who ought to have 4 interests of all, perceives in the nume- been prosecuted. In short, if Napoleon be « rous settlements, which have taken place held to have done what he has done at the « between the old and the new land- instigation of God'; if he has been a mere
holders, the means of rendering those instrument in the hands of God, it cannot
cares almost superfluous. He engages, he doubted, that it is great and Hagrant ** however, lo interdict all proceedings by impiety to blame, much more to abuse " the Tribunals, contrary to such settle- him, for what he has done, or, rather, for "ments--to encourage voluntary arrange - what he has been the instrument in doing.
ments, and, on the part of himself and If a master commaud his servant, to 6 his family, to set the example of all those contract debts in his name; if the servant, "..sacrifices which may contribute to the re- by the master's command, commit a tres
pose of France, and the sincere union of pass'; if a coachman drive wantonly over, ". "al Frenchmen.---The King has gua- sheep or pigs by his master's order ; the "ranteed to the army the maintenance of 'laws are open against the master and not " the ranks, employments, pay, and ap- against the servant. The maxim of the "pointments which it at present enjoys. law, in this respect, is: “He who does “He promises also to the Generals, Officers," an act by the hands of another, does it " and soldiers, who shall signalize them- himself." Couple this with the asseros selves in support of his cause,'' rewards tion of the Proclamation, and we shall “more substantial; distinctions more ho- frnd, that, according to this doctrine, it is " nourable, than any they can receive from Divine Providence who has done, who has "an Usurper -- always ready to disown, been the real doer, of all that we have at
or even to dread their service. The tributed to Napoleon; and that all which