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nation! I wave my rights in a case where ANSWER OF THE PRINCESS OF WALES TO I am not absolutely bound to assert them,

THE QUEEN. in order to relieve the Queen, as far as I MADAM-I have received the letter can, from the painful situation in which which your Majesty has done me the hoshe is placed by your Royal Highness ; nour to address to me, prohibiting my not from any consciousness of blame, not appearance at the public drawing rooms from any doubt of the existence of those which will be held by your Majesty in rights, or of my own worthiness to enjoy the ensuing month, with great surprise them.-Sir, the time you have selected and regret. I will not presume to disfor this proceeding is calculated to make cuss with your Majesty, topics which it peculiarly galling. Many illustrious inust be as painful to your Majesty as Strangers are already arrived in E:glan:1; to inyself. Your Majesty is well acamongst others, as I an informed, the quainted with the affectionate regard with illustrious 'heir of the House of Orange, which the King was so kind as to honour who has announced himself to me as my me, up to the period of his Majesty's future son-in-law. From their society i indisposition, which no one of his Maam unjustly excluded. Others are ex- jesty's subjects has so much cause to liem pectel, of rank equal to your own, toinent as myself: and that his Majesty rejoice with your Royal Highness in the was graciously pleased to bestow upon peace of Europe. My Daughter will, me the most unequivocal and gratifying for the first time, appear in the splendour proof of his attachment, and approbatio, and publicity becoming the approaching by bis public reception of ine at his nuptials of the presumptive Heiress of Court, at a season of severe and uumethis Empire. This season your Royal rited affliction, when his protection was Flighness has chosen for treating me with most necessary to me. There I have fresh and unprovoked indignity; and of since uninterruptedly paid my respects all his Majesty's subjects, I alone am pre- to your Majesty. I am now without apa vented by your Royal Highness from ap- peal or protector. But I cannot so far pearing in my place, to partake of the forget my duty to the King and to mygeneral joy, and am deprived of the in- self, as to surrender my right to appear dulgence in those feelings of pride and at any Public Drawing-room to be held affection, permitted to every Mother but bý your Majesty. That I may not, hovme.--I am, Sir, your Royal Highness's ever, add to the difficulty and uneasiness faithful Wife, CAROLINE, P. --Con- of your Majesty's situatioil, I yield in naught House, May 26, 1814.

the present instance to the will of his (INCLOSURES.)

Royal Highness the Price Regent, an

nounced to me by your Majesty, and THE QUEEN TO THE PRINCESS OF WALES. shall not present myself at the Drawinze

Windsor Castle, May 23, 1814. rooms of the next month. It would be The Queen considers it to be her duty presumptuous in me to attempt to inquire

of to lose no time in acquainting the Princess

your Majesty the reasons of his Royal of Wales, that she has received a com- harsh proceeding, of which his Royal

Highness the Prince Regent for this munication from her son the Prince Regent, in which he states, that her Ma- Fiighness can alone be the judge. 1 án jesty's intention of holding two Drawings Hection, I must endeavour to find conso

unconscious of offence; and in that rem rooms in the ensuing month, having been lation for all the mortifications I expenotified to the public, he must declare, rience ; even for this, the last, the most that he considers that his own presence at her Court cannot be dispensed with ; unexpected and the most severe; the and that he desires it may be distinctly prohibition given to me alone, to appear

before understood, for reasons of which he alone

your Majesty, to offer my concan be the judge, to be his fixed and gratulations upon the happy termination unalterable determinatiou not to meet the has been so long afflicted, in the presence

of those calamities with which Europe Princess of Wales upon any occasion, of the Illustrious Personages who will either in public or private. The Queen in all probability be assembled at your is thus placed under the painful necessity of intimating to the Princess of Majesty's Court, with whom I am Wales, the impossibility of Her Majesty's closely connected by birth and marriage. receiving her Rotal Highness at her I beseech your Majesty to do me an act Drawing-rooms,-CHARLOTTE, R.

of justice, to which, in the present circuinstances, your Majesty is the only


person competent, by acquainting those the power of her Royal Highness to give to Illustrious Strangers with the motives of her motives; and the Princess of Wales

; personal consideration towards your Nis- therefore entreats tlic active good offices. jesty, which alone induce me to abstain of her Majesty, upon an occasion wherein from the exercise of my right to appear the Princess of Wales feels it só essential before your Majesty : and that I do now, to her that she should not be misunderas į liave done at all times, defy the man stood --CAROLINE, P.-Connaught-Place, lice of iny enemies to tix upon me the May 25, 1814. shadow of any one imputation which could reader me unworthy of their society

THE QUEEN TO THE PRINCESS OF WALES. or regardl. Your Majesty will, I am sure,

The Queen cannot omit to acknowledge Riot be displeased tiiat I should relieve the receipt of the Princess of Wales's note, myself foaj a suspicion of disrespect to- of yesterday, although it does not appear wards your Majesty, by making public to her Majesty to require any other reply the cause of my assence from Court at a

than that conveyed to her Royal Highness's tiine when the dulcs of my station would preceding letter. CHARLOTTE, R. otherwise peculiariy demand my attendI have the lionour to be, your

THE IRISH EMIGRANT. Majesty's most obedient daughter-in-law

MR. CORBETT.-Joining as we univerand servant,--CAROLINE, P-Con- sally have done in crying down the Connauighi-liouse, tí•y 24, 1814.

scription under Napoleon.-Labouring as

we so earnestly do to abolish the Slave THE QUEEN TO THE PRINCESS OF WALES Trade ; though practising upon so extend

Hindscr Castle, Vay 25, 1814. ed a scale the humane method of impressThe Qucen has received, this afternoon, ing men for the use of our Navy, and justhe Princess of Wales's letter of yester- tifying the measure, by so many plansible day, in reply to the communication which

arguments, still let us hearken to what she was desired by the Prince Regent to


be said on the other side by an imparmake to her; and she is sensible of the tial observer, who had, at last, found an disposition expressed by her Royal High- honourable and safe retreat from persecuness not to discuss with her, topics which tion in America. Callous must be the must be painful to botii.- The Queen con- heart of him who can, unmoved, read the siders it incumbent upon her to send a following account of an Irish Emigrant, copy of the Princess of Wales's letter to the written by William Sampson, an Irish Priace Regent; and her Niajesty could Barrister, of whom it may be truly asserted, bave felt no hesitation in communicating to that while, by his talents, he shed a lustre the Illustrious Strangers, who may possitly on his country, he, by the various persecube present at hier Court, the circumstances tions he underwent, brought down shame which will prevent the Princess of Wales

upon its oppressors; and that all the cruelfrom appearing there, if her Royal High- ties with which they pursued him were but ness had not rendered a compliance with the expressions of the dread they entertainker wish to this eficct ennecessary, by inti- ed of his abilities. The volume, contain mating her intention of making public the ing this little specimen of Irish composicause of her absence. CHARLOTTE, R.

tion, being unique in this country, it may THE ANSWER OF THE PRINCESS OF WALES not have been seen by many of your readers, TO THE QUEEN.

and it certainly will be no discredit to your The Princess of Wales has the honour REGISTER. to acknowledge the receipt of a note from THE IRISH EMIGRANT-Born in the the Queen, dated yesterday; and begs per- country of affliction, his days were days of mission to return her best thanks to her sorrow. He tilled the soil of his fathers, Majesty, for her gracious condescension, and was an alien in their land. He tasted in the willingness expressed by her Ma- not of the fruits which grew by the sweat jesty, to have communicated to the Illus- of his brow. He fed a foreign landlord, trious Strangers, who will in all proba- whose face he never saw, and a minister of bility be present at her Majesty's Court, the gospel, whose name he hardly knew. the reasons which have induced her Royal An unfeeling bailiff was his tyrant, and Highness not to be present. Such cor- the tax-gatherer his oppressor. Hunted munication, as it appears to her Royal by unrighteous magistrates, and punished Highness, cannot be the less necessary on by unjust judges: the soldier devoured his 2ccount of any publicity. which it may be in substance, and laughed his complaints to





scorn. He toiled the hopeless day, and at babes find food, unless the ravens feed night lay down in weariness ; yet noble he them? Oh hard and cruel men! was of heart, though his estate lowly. His worse than hellish fiends !--may not the cottage was open to the poor. He brake poor find pity! what's he that now reviles his childrens' bread and ate of it sparing- tnem? beshrew his withered heart.--05! ly, that the hungry might have a share. Stewart! 0 West! children of genias! He welcomed the benighted traveller, and sons of Columbia! where are now your rose with the stars of the morning, to put pencils ? Will you profane the bounteous him on his way. But his soul repiaed gilts of Nature, in flattering the mighty within him, and he sought relief in change. and the great ? and withhold a nobler aid Ho had heard of a land where the poor to the cause of tlie poor and the afflicted ? wero in peace, and the labourer thought worthy of his hire ;-where the blood of his

PEACE AND COMMERCE. The Dee fathers had purchased an asylum. He nitive Treaty of Peace with France being leads the aged parent, whom love grappled at last signed, people will now be expecting to his heart: he bears his infants in his the realization of those innumerable bles

His wife followed his weary steps; sings which they promised themselves on they escape from the barbarous laws that the termination of hostilities. Upon this

uld make their country their prison ; subject the Courier says, that “In return , they cross the trackless occan; they descry

“ for the liberality we have shown to the promised land; and hope brightens the “France, we think she ought to be willing prospect to their view. But happiness is


forthwith a Commercial not for him. The ruthless spirit of perse

Treaty with us. We have not heard cution pursues him through the waste of

66 whether there is any stipulation to that the ocean. Shall his foot never find rest,

"effect in this Treaty, or whether any Comnor his heart repose ? No! The prowling

“mercial Arrangements have been or arc bird of prey hovers on Columbia’s coast.

likely to be settled.” As to our liberality Waftedon eagle wings, the --pirate comes; to France, I shall at present say nothing. ravishes the poor fugitive from the partner

It will be time enouga to speak of it, when of his sorrows, and the tender pledges of we are made fully acquainted with the terms their love. See the haggard eyes of a of the treaty. But with regard to France father, to which nature denies a tear! a being willing to arrange a Commercial stupid monument of living death. He Treaty with us, I do not see any thing to would interpose his feeble arm, but it is prevent this, providing we are willing to motionless; he would bid adieu, but his take off the high duties which we have im: voice refuses its office. The prop of his posed on her productions exported to this declining years torn remorselessly from country. If we are prepared to do this, I before him, he stands like the blasted oak, have no doubt the French Goverament will dead to hope and every earthly joy !!! Was

" forth with” remove all obstructions to the it not then enough, that this victim of op importation of our native and foreiga propression had left his native land to the ra

not, we pacity of its invaders ? Might he not have then bid adieu to all those dreams of Conbeen permitted to seek a shelter in the mercial greatness in which we have been gloom of the wilderness ? No! the ruth- indulging ; for whatever our newspapers less spirit of persecution is not yet sated may say about our pretended liberality to with his sufferings. The torments of one France, it will be seen from the following element exhausted, those of another are now Regulation, that she has actually prohi prepared for him. Enslaved to scornful bited the introduction, into her territory, of masters, the authors of his misery, and forced all our staple articles of export; a meato fight the battles of those his soul ahhors. sure, whatever its clfects may be on this Death, that relieves the wretch, brings no country, perfectly justifiable on the part relief to him; for he lived not for himsell of France, because without it she could not but for those more dear to him than life. establish a fair and reciprocal competition Not for himself does he feel the winter's as to the productions of her own soil. blast, but for those who are now unpro- PROVISIONAL REGULATION FOR tected, houseless and forlorn. Where shall his wife now wander, when maddened with, despair? where shall his father lay bis Count Beugnoi, Missionary Councillor wearied bones? where shall his innocent of State in the Departments of the North,





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makes known to the public :- That, in pur- goods and means of transport, with a fine suence of the commands of the Commis- of 500 francs, whenever the prohibitory sioners of Finance, of the 30th of April laws are violated. The prohibited goods 1814, a line of Provisional Custom-houses which may have been confided to the good (Douanes) is to be established along the faith of the Douaniers, and deposited whole of the ancient frontiers of France, under their protection, shall not be confiswhich divide that country from Belgium; cated; but those, the import of which is that, in consequence of the said measure, the prohibited, shall be sent back, and those laws and regulations of the customs respect- intended for export returned into the couning export, import, and transit shall be put try.-C. BERNARD, Delegated Councillor in immediate execution ; and therefore the of the Prefecture for the Missionary Counarticles of merchandize imported from Bel- sellor of State, during his absence.—Lisle, gium into France, or exported from the May 12, 1814. laiter into the former, shall be subject to duties and prohibitions on exports and im- NORWAY.-From the following letter ports, as settled 'by Tarifs and Orlinan- of Prince Christian to the King of Sweden, ces. Receiving offices shall be established it would scem that the Norwegians are dealong the wasic of the aforesaid new line, termined to resist all attempts to destroy duto which goods of all kinds must be im- their national independence:-“ Your Mamediately brought and entered, as prescrib- jesty will not ascribe it to any want of recu hy 'Title 2, of the Law 22d August 1791.


in that what I now communicate The articles of merchandise, the importa- to you has been delayed longer than might tion of which into the kingdom is prohibit


I could wish that this comed, we principally the following : ---Bar munication might be able to clear up every

2e silver and cold, lace, losiery of all kinds, doubt regarding my respectful sentiments playing cards, tanned or prepared leather, towards you, and 'the motives of my accoral, spun cotton, linen, woollen, cotton tions. Though I am unable to employ for and mixed stuffs of any kind; brandies, ex- that purpose any other means than that cepting those distilled from English wines; which I now make use of, you will not earthenware, compound medicines, wrought wonder that my pen, the only organ of my metals, silk and cotton statis, figured and feelings, expresses them with all the frankWain maslias, refined nitre, plate, g'inpoi-ness which I owe, as well to your Majesty der and saltpetre, fullers’-earth, ribbons, as to the cause which I defend. In commubats, and gauzes, krowa under the name nicating to your Majesty the proclamation of English ; soap, sea and rock salt, Es- of the i9th of February, I make you acsence of Peruvian bark and rhabarb, re- quainted with the feelings which 'inspire fined candy or loaf sugars, tobacco in the people of Norway, as well as with the the leaf or manufacture!, callicoes, glass principies which shall always guide my and chrystal, cxcepting what is used for conduct. The Norwegian nation is not of spoctacles and eyeglasses.-Me export is a disposition calmly to sacrifice its liprohibited of every kind, of arms, ashes berty and independence ; there is only of every kind, black cattle, wood, hemp, one voice among these mountaineers, horses, corals, old cordage, cotton-wool, namely, to preserve their national honour. dried and wet hides, snippers, or rags, oak In vain should I have executed the treaty bark, manure of all kinds, thread for cam- of Kiel, in vain attempted to give up the brie and lace-work, known under the fortresses to your Majesty's troops; the name of fil de mulquinerie, fodder, empty inevitable consequences of such an attempt casks, oil-seeds, corn and floor, and every would have been a general insurrection, thing relating to four which is ranked against the only authority which could preunder that class, seeds, indigo, unspun- serve a people left to themselves from the wool, materials for the manufacture of glue incalculable evils of anarchy. By such a mode and paper, marine stores, money in specie,

of proceeding, I should instantly have lost the

authority requisite to maintain order,and I should and all gold and silver articles, unprepared bave deserved it by deceiving the people in the hides, potatoes, gunpowder and saltpetre, good opinion which they universally entertain of rock-salt, bacon, and salted meat. The me, that I constantly aimed at their

welfare, and

at such a critical moment will prevent disorder. penalties, in case of transgression, are, the I had, therefore, no other choice than either the forfeiture of the goods, with a fine of 200 inf-my of abandoning a people whose whole con. francs in the case of defrauding the import for their good the authority which I had till then

fidepreis placed in me, or the duty of retaining or export duties; and the forfeiture of the 1 exercise?"- (Netherlands Courant, June 1;)

Pijated and Published by J. MORTON, No. 94, Strand.


Vol. XXV. No. 24] LONDON, SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 1814. [Price 1s.




-[738 SUAIMARY OF POLITICS. “ed corn.”-It is very odd that these opi“ GEORGE Rose, the Friend of the nions, respecting the effect of the Bill, did People.

-From a Report of a debate in not occur to Mr. Whitbread before. They the House of Commons, on the 3d instant, did to me from the out-set.. I always said, that it appears that Mr. Whitbread made the it was the season ; the crop, that must following observations, in presenting a pe- (taxes and currency continuing the same) tition from his own constituents; the people regulate the price. I knew, and I foreof BEDFORD, against the CORN BILL, told, that the Bill, in case of future high “ Mr. Whitbread said, he had to pre-prices, (which must come if the taxes and “ sent a petition from Bedford, signed by paper-money remain), would give that false “ 4500 householders, which signatures had direction to the public mind, of which Mr. * been all collected in two days, against the Whitbread speaks. The Bill would have “ Corn Bill. He had hitherto been silent had a sort of mental effect, favourable to

on this question ; but he at this time low price of corn upon an average. For thought, that the inflamed state of the it would have encouraged the ignorant

public mind, which arose, perhaps, from farmer to sow; and, as ninety-nine out of " the long time during which the measure every hundred are of that description, it " had been pending in the House, should would in that way, have had an extensive “induce the House to put off the final con effect. Mind, I do not mean to say, that “ sideration of it for the present Session. the farmers in general are ignorant men ; " There was a very extraordinary leaning of but, that they are, and without any imputa* the public mind against the Bill, and this, tion against their understandings, generally “ whether erroneous, as he supposed it to ignorant as to those causes, which produce “be, or just, should have its weight with cheapness and dearness. If the bill be not " the House. In this strange state of passed, as I hope it will not, the farmers

things, the Right Hon. Gentleman op- will sow very sparingly. They will keep “posite (Mr. Rose), who had always been less horses and men. They will drain and * esteemed a loyal man, had been called for clear less. Capital, in short, will begin to “ the first time in his life a factious de- be looking another way.


consequence magogue. Nay, he (Mr. W.) had seen will be, that, in case of bad crops, or bad " written on the walls, Rose the friend of harvests, the scarcity will be greater, and “ the people'-[a laugh.]. A friend of his, the price higher upon an average of years, “ who had sometimes been deemed factious, than if the bill had been passed.---But,

was now accused of endeavouring to starve what care I about this compared to the " the people ; threatening letters bad been political effect of the Bill? What is to be “ sent on all sides, and what was more he, put in competition with the people's thinking

himself (Mr. Whitbread), had been rightly as to the causes of their sufferings? " threatened to be hanged for holding his What a lamentable thing would it have tongue--[much laughing.] He was a been to see Mr. Coke regarded as the cause “ friend to the Bill, as a grower and con- of the people's suffering, while those who

sumer; but he thought that two or three fine had fattened upon the taxes raised out of days in thepresent season would have more his estate were regarded as the people's " effect on the cornmarket than any Acts the friends !—Those who have brought for

Legislature could pass. Notwithstanding ward the Bill had the supportof the governa “his opinion in favour of the Bill he thought ment, and yet, the farmers now bear all the « it would be most politic to postpone it, be- reproach. The Government is happy in cause if there happened to be a bad harvest baving an organ, who

little. The part “ in the present year, and the price of corn for the landholders to act was that of letting " was consequently to be raised, this effect the thing work. Leaving the Government " would be attributed to the duty on import- to carry the Bill through, or not, just as it

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