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of the Militia interfered with that of the
Marcb 2. regulars.
The House in a Committee on the Irish The Secretary at War observed, that the Revenue Acts, Mr. Corry made a propofirecruiting was nearly over, and 50,000 tion, the object of which was co ailimilate men had heen raised.
the collection of revenue in that kingdom The bill was then passed.
with this country, hy moving refolutions for continuing the present duties, granted
for the support of the G 'veroment, pero February 28.
petually, infead of annually. On the reThe Royal Atient was given to the Bank solutions heing put, a long and defultory Reüriction bill.
cnnversation ensued, hetween Mr. Lee, Mr.
Wickbam, Mr. Bagwell, Mr. M Naugbron, In the Commons the same day, Mr. Mr. Laluucbe, and the Cbancellor of obe ExTyrwbitt acquainted the House, “That the cbequer, respeAing the precipitancy with Pour ce has felt, with the most sincere and which the measure was attempted to be affectionate gratitude, the gracious purpose hurried through the House. The principal of his Majeily in recommendmg his pre- objection was to the tax on windows, and fent foluation to the conhderation of Parlia- the lax on tanners, which, Messrs. Bagwell, ment :
-hat, having seen, by the Voies of M'Naughton, and Lalouche, contended, the House of Commons, the manner in were extremely obnoxious to the people of which they have received his Majesty's re- Ireland. After a reply from Mr. Corry, commendation, the Prince deems it incum- and some remarks in favour of the measure beat on him to express his warmeft ac- hy the Chancellor of the Excbequer, the reknowledgement of their liberality. At the folptions were agreed to. fame time, the Prince, though fully con- The Mutiny bill was passed. vinced of the propriety of resuming his state, In a Committee of Supply, the Cbancellor and greatly regretling any circumftance of tbe Excbequer observed, that a sum of which tends to disappoint the wilhes of his 1,600,000l. had been voted for the Army Majesty, or of the House, upon that fub- Extraordwaries of last year: he at that ject, yet feels himself bouod explicitly to time said, that the sum would not be suffi. declare, that there are still claims remaining cient for the current expences of the year ; upon his honour and justice, for the dif- and as it had since been found neceffity to charge of which he must continue to fet augment the Army, an increase of expence apart, in truft, a large finking fun,), and had occurred of 1,032,150l. To defray consequently postpone, until the period of this, he moved that a lum not exceeding their liquidation, the resumption of that 1,032,151!. 4s. 8d. be granted to m ke ftate and dignity, which, however essencial good the like fum paid for the Army Exto his rank and Itation, he knows, from irrordinaries, from the 25th of December, dear-bonght experience, could not, nnder 1801, lo che 24th December 1802, incluhis presune circumstances, be resumed, five. without the risk of incurring view dife After some objections from Mr. Fuller, the ficulties. The Prince thinks that he owes resolution was agreed to. it to himself and to Parliament, to make this declaration to them with the same dife tinctness as he faled it to his Majesty's go
Marcb 3. verament upon the first communication On the second reading of the Militia made to him of his Majesty's benigo in- Training hill, the Duke of Montrofe spoke tentions. With respect to the Prince's at some length, to fbew the neceility of our claim to an account of the revenues which being always in a Itrong d:fensie alljude. accrued from the Duchy of Cornwall, from With this view he thought, initead of 28 the year 1762 to 1783, bowever strong his days traujing, double that rime should be confidence in the validiry of his clini, a enacted, and a third of the whole Militia confidence fortified hy the grealeit legal thould be called our. authorities, yet, as he truits thai, through Lind Hobart denied that there was any the gracious interposition of his Majesty, neçetfity for extraordinary expedients. and the liberality of Parliament, he Thali he enahled oulier wife to provide for those Jo the Commons the same day, on the demands on his just ce which one induced report of the Irish Revenue Aets, Colonel him to affert his right, he now chearfully Bagwell rettased his objections, particularly relinquishes his suil, and has directed his to the tax on Tanners. lawofficersto forego all further proceedings." Mr. Sberidan objected to the Mortness of
The Chancellor of ibe Excbequer moved, a' the ilotice given, that these taxes were to clause for altering and repealing so much of be rendered permanent. H: wilhed for a the act of the 35th of the King, as applies chute to continue them for one year, be. the sum of 13,00. 1. annually, oul of the re- fure ine expiration of which a difcuffion venues of the Duchy of Cornwall, towards might be bad. Sume farther conversation dilcharging the Prince's debes, Agreed lo.
took place; after which the resolutions rent biils; and as this was only the fair prowere agreed to.
fit of every tradesman, it was much to the honour of the Prince that he could not be
happy till they were discharged. Mr. Calcraft submitted bis proposition on Mr. Carleurigbe, Mr. Curwen, and Sir the ftate of the Prince's affairs. He again R. Burton, were for the courirvaoce of the disavowed any intiuence but what arole present fyftem of economy, iti ad of lay. from molives originating in his own bolom, ing acditional buntheng on the people. and was confident that all parties would be Mr. Hilliard w-s of a conrary op nion. ready to receive the notion without oppo. Mr. Jubnjtone saw no difference between fition. lo his construction of the King's the preient period and that of 1795, thit Mefage, it went much farther than the could make so great an alteration. Onte measure grounded upon it: it must go contrary, in 1795 there were a multiude farther than the mere application of a lum of Jacobins in the country, to counteract of money, as that could not bring the whole machinations it was necessary for Prince any penter the attainment of the every branch of the Royal Family to ai. object of his Majelty's Mellige. He was tra&t popularity sud attachment. With not guided in his propofi on by any regard respect to the Cornwall arrears, the whole to the personal comfori of his Royal High- fum received from the Duchy did not exness, for the bill itself would be adequate feed : 34,0col. ; against which were to be ļo that, but he looked to that ftate of set of 50001. per annum for the maintedignity to which the community was in- nance of the Prince, from 177! ill he terested in relluring bim. With these fen. came of age ; or 250,000l. againsi 234 soola timents, he moved, “That this House, de. He therefore thought it an intuitio the firous to give full effect to the recommen- country, to he told of sacrifices made on the dation in his Majesty's Mellage of the 16th part of the Prince. February, do appoint a felect Committee Mr. H. Lascelles, Sir W. Geary, and Mr. to demand information concerning thofe in. Dint, expresied incir opinions on the neçumbrances that impede his Royal High. cerity of supporting the Prince in his dignity, ness from complying with the onje&t of the Mr. Tieney made many remarks on the Mellage, by seluming in imediately that illiberality of objecting to the increase of the State and signity to which be is entitled.” income of the Prince, when placemen
Mr. Ev/kine made fome remarks in an- fince 1795 liad mostly received an increase swer to an allusion of the lan speaker as of one-fourth to their salaries, on account this former observations: he took a view of the pressure of the times, of the late debates selecting we Meflage, The Cbuncellor of the Exebequer defended and paid some complaents to the Chan- the pricpitancy withi wbich tie burners of cellor of the Exchequer, who, he con- the Address had been hunned trough, the ceived, in his specific propofition, bad been House : he was céraio that the touce had guided by that moderation which always no knowledge of the prefent motion, and characteu les lim. He thought the motion even doubled whether it was consistent of Mr.C. went to ascer:ain the feelings of with order; in thort, he thought that as the House, and was neither a centure on much had been done as could be with prothe Mellage, nor a cricism on the Minila priely, and he would rehit every thing beter. With selpect to the revenues of Corp.- yond ii. wall, the Attorney Gencial had argued Mír. Fox defer led the motion, against that they had been a fund for the sustentation the remarks of the Chancellor of tlie Exof the Heir Apparent ; taking this for chequer. granted, if it should appear, on balancing Mr. Sheridan, in a speech replete with 'tiie accounts, that the publick was not in humeur (lut trough which our limits will debe to the Punce, nor the Prince to the not allow us to pursue him), commented publick: then he would be in a situation on the speeches of those who opposed the Different from that of any of his predeces- motion, but particularly that of Mr. Johnfors, by having arrived at the age of 40 ftone ; be thought it a weak thing, alter witboue having been a burihen to the peo- we had thrown away 259,000,0 cl. for ple. Mr. E. then concluded with observing, the support of the Thrones of Europe, in that he thought it would be advantageous to which we failed, to ospolc giving 100,00 ol. tie publick, and just in the House, tu ex- to maintain the dignity of our own, an obļood the grant so as to make it ettectual. ject which we could nor fail to accomplish.
Mr. Fuller made some remarks on the Lord Hawkesbury orposed the motion, as 'wisdom of our ancestors, by keeping the a friend in the Prince, the Parliament, Prince independent of the King, and Avught and the People; after which the Honie die the conduct of the prelent Prince, with vided :- for the previous quellion 184– sespect to his intention of satisfying the again it it 139-niajority 45. claims of his creditors, noble and magnani- In a Committee of Supply, the sum of mous. He alleried, that the Commllioners 356,000l. was voted to pay off frih Treas had deducted the fur plus charge of 10 per luiy bills. çent, above ilie prime coft fiom the diffe,
ABSTRACT OF FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.
public, the Report alleris, is strengthened Paris, Feb. 17. The Town Cruacil of by the unanimity of its inhabitants, while Orleans on the 17th alt. refolved to creat a the judicious proceedings of its AdminiItaiue of Joan of Arc in that ciry, as a ftration, together with its military force, monument of her defence of France againit bave alreacy given it the character and apa the English invasion. When the resolution pearance of long-established Sia'e; and, was laid before Bonaparte, he rigonfied his if the same wisdon continues to prevail, its approbation of the derogn in the following destiny will be itill more prosperous. expreflions, writen with his own hand Ligoria, placed under a mixed Confti, on the margin of blie paper:
tution, beholds at its head, and in its ati, " Write in Citizen Crignon D formeaux, thority, those Citizens who are most dire Mayor of Orleans, that this deliberation is tinguished by their virtues, their 'fortune, very agreeable to mo. The illuftrious and their taleuts." Joan of Arclias proved, that there is no “ Batavia is gradually regaining pofseflion miracle which French genius cannot pro- of the Colonies restored to her by the duce, under circumstances where national peace; but she ought never to forget, thar independence is menaceil. United, the France can be to ber only obe most useful friend, French nation can never be conquered ; or rb: most dangerous enemy." but our more calculating and adroit neigh- “ In Germany, the last ftipulations of the bours, ahofing the frankness and fidelity Treaty of Luneville are near their comof our character, constantly low among us plecion." those diffentions from whence resulted the " Pruffia, Bavaria, and all the Secular calamities of that epoch, and all the disas. Princes who had pofleflions on the left ters related in our history."
bank of the Rhine, have obtained on the The Moniteur of the 23d of February opposite bank adequate indemnification." contained an official View OF THE PRE- di The House of Austria, in the BifuopSENT SITUATION OF THE REPUBLIC, rics of Salzbura, Aichstett, Trent, and laid before the Legislative Body. This im. Brixen, as well as in most parts of Paslau, portant Paper embraces a variety of fub- finds an equivalent for what it has loft in jeAs, and holds out a moft gratifying pic. Tuscany." ture of the prosperity of the country. There " Thus, by the happy concurrence of is scarcely any topic of public moment to .France and Rullia, every permanent inte'which it does not alhide; but the remarks rett is consulted; and, from the mid&t of are rather too brief and summary to convey ihat storm which appeared to be pregnant satisfactory information. The reigion of with destruction, the Germanic Empire,
the State ; the care and protection given that Einpire lo neceffıry to the equilibrium tu all kinds of worship; the duty of chil. and the repose of Eirope, anies with dren to their parenis, of the people to the greater strength, by being composed of 'magiftracy; the general spirie of national ele rents more homogeneous and better glory; the system of priblic elucation, both combined, and adapted to the circumstances civil and military ; the morality of the in- and ideas of the present age.”
habitinis; the progress of ihe sciences, of “ A French Ambatizvor is at Conftan. the arts, refined and useful; the principles tinople, who is authorized to strengthen
and adminiftration of juttice; the provithe ties that attach us to a Power wbich seems son made by the Comituution for the con- 10 Wiver, but whom it is our interest to fuptinuance of the Executive, without the port and consolidate. serils resulting from individual ambision, “ Some British troops still remain in or the impetuous burst of sudden anarchy; Alexandria and Malta ; of this our Governo the ameli ration of agriculture; the perfect ment had a right to complain; but it bus learned Lafety of trave!!ing; the great increase of that the pips defined io convey tbem to Europe commerce; the molipi.cain of manufac- are in th: Mediterranean. tures; the reparation, extension, and con- 6 The Government secures to the people ftruction of cinals; the draining of marbes; the peace of the Continent; and it may be the improvement of harbours; the adop- permitted to hope for the comtinuation of a tion of a more effective fytiem of discipline maritine peace. This peace is required in the land and sea service; the incre:fing and withed for by all parties; and to preproductiveness of the revenue; the eita. serve it, the Government will do whatever biithment of economy in all the branches is compa:ible with na'ion.id homour, and of the public service, and the benef's ari- essentially connected with the strict execufing from the civil ende, the projects of tion of treaties: but in England 1quo parties which are prepared for considera:ion :-all dispute for porver. One bas concluded the peace, these points form the prominent traits of and is decidedly inclined to maintain it; wbile this important document with respect to tbe ober bis sworn an implacable batred co the interior of France.
France : bence arifes obat fiuctuation in opinions, In giving a sketch of the repose and tran- and in tbe Senate that allitude wbicb is at once quillity of the Continent, the Italian Re- ' pacific and breatening. As long as tbis contefi
of of parties continues, i bere are certain prudential storm will be dissipated without any serious measures necessary on ibe part of tbe Republic. consequences." Five Hundred Tboufond men mujt and will be BONAPARTE. " It will be diffipated ready to defend and avenge it. What a ftrange when England Thall have evacuared Malta. necerily is imposed, by miserable pisthians, If not, the cloud will burl, and the bolo upon two nations, whose attachment arises must fall. The King of England has prie from an equal intercft and a general incli- mised by treaty to evacuale that place; and nation.
who fall viola'e the faith of treaties?" “ But whatever may be ebe fu.cofs of intrigue Lord WHITWORTH (Jurprised on finding in London, I be pansies will not succeed in fwm- bimself questioned in Ibis manner, and before to ing now alliances with aber Powers; and cur many persons.) “ 'But you know, General Government tells them, wirb well-founded Conful, the circumstances which have bio pride, ibat England alone cannot now encounter therto delayed the eyacuation of Malta. France ! But let us entertain belter lopes, The intention of my Sovereign is to fulfil and rather believe, that in the British Ca- the Treaty of Amiens ; and you allo binet there will in future be heard only the knowcouncils of wisdom, and the voice of hu- BONAPARTE.
“ You know (witb ime manity.
petuopity) that the French have carried on “ Yes, without doubt, the peace will the war for ten years, and you cannot every day be more and more consolidated; doubt but that they are in a condition to and the connexion between the two Go- wage it again. Inform your Court, thac vernments will assume that character of if, on the receipt of your dispatches, orders benevolence lo congenial to their mutual are not ifsued from the immediate surrender interefts. A happy repose will cause the of Malta, then War is declared. I declare long calamities of a disastrous war to be my firm resolution is, to see the treaty care buried in oblivion; and France and Eng. ried into effect; and I leave it to the Amland, by contributing to their reciprocal balladors of the several Powers that are happiness, will merit the gratitude of the present, to say who is in the wrong. You universe.
Alatiered yourselves that France would not “ The First Consul,
dare to thew her resentment whilft her “ (Signed) BONAPARTE.
squadrons were at St. Domingo. I am “ By order of the First Consul, happy thus publicly to undeceive you on
“ The Secretrary of Stale, that head."
“ (Signed) H. B. MARET." Lord WHITWORTH. " But, General, On the arrival of the courier, announ- the negotiation is not yet broken ; and ciug lo Bonaparte the King of England's there is even reason to believeMellage to Parliament, the Consul imine- BONAPARTE. “ of what negotiation diately fent for General Duroque (disine does your Loruthip speak? Is it niccellary guished by his sticcessful Embaily to the to negotiate what is conceded by treaty Prufian Cuurt); and after an audience, to negotiate the fulfilment of engagements, which consumed the greater part of the and the duties of good faith:-( Lord W. night, Duroque was dispatched on a second was about 10 reply; Bonaparte made a fign million to Berlin.'
wib bis band, and continued in a less elevated The following are interefing particulars tone.) My Lord, your Lady is indispoled. of a conversation which is confidently She may probably breathe her native air ftaled to have passed between Bonaparte rather sooner than you or I expected. I and Lord Whitworth on Sunday March 13, wish most arde nuy for peace; but if my at Madame Bonaparte's Drawing-room. just demand be not instantly complied The peluianco ascribed to Bonaparte affords with, then war must follow, and God a striking contrast with the conduct and de. will decide. If treaties are not sufficient meanour of the Amballador lo whom it to bind to peace, then the vanquished must was addretled.
not he left in a condition to ofter injury." There was a grand circle at the Thuil. Here this onexpected conversation leimia Jeries. The Ambassadors of the different nated; if that term can be aliowed, where Powers were in the Saloon, with a numc- the discourse was almost wholly on one side. suus allemblage of strangers and ladies of The following is a copy of a letter from distinction, Generals, Sena:ors, Tribunes, Mr. Jefferson, Prefident of the United Legillators, &c. &c. Bonaparle entered, States of America, to the National lofti. with an unusual alertness of imanner, and, tule of France : after faluting the company, addrelled him. “ Citizens President and Secretaries, self to Lord Wineworth, in a tone lufti. have received the letter by which you have ciently loud to be heard by all who were been pleased to announce, that the National presen." You know, my Lord, that a Institute of Arts and Sciences has elected terrible Norm has arisen between England me Foreign Affociate for the Class of and France."
Moral and Political Sciences. I receive Lord WHITWORTH. “ Yes, General that favour with a sensibility equal to the Cunful; but it is to be hoped that this respect which a body of Philolophers of the firft order ought to inspire. Without ha- sembled at Paris) begins with the Ad of ving any juft right of pretending to the Mediation of the Firšt Consul, and is thus title of their colleague, I accept that dire couched : tinction as a proof of the spirit of frater. “ Act of Mediation on the part of the First nity which unites into one family those Conful of the French Republic, between who cultivate letters and sciences, in whale the Parties which divide Switzerland. ever part of the globe they may dwell. Ree “ Bonaparte, First Consul of the Re. ceive for yourselves, Citizens President and public, &c. Secretaries, and for your Colleagues, the “ Helvetia, a prey to diffentions, wag afsurance of my high consideration and threatened with diffolution ; the could not refpe&.
find in herfelf the means of constituting (Signed) " TH. JEFTERSON. herself, The well-establidhed affection of « Wishington, Nov. 4, 1802.”
the French Nation for that praiseworthy The following is a copy of a letter from people, which it lately protected and de. the Society of Agriculture at Paris to Wila fended with its arms, and caufed to be acliam Marshall, Esq. in London, the well knowledged as a power by its treaties ; known author of several useful volumes on the interest of France and of the Italian the Rural Economy of England:
Republic, the frontiers of which Switzer“Sir-The Agricultural Society of Paris, land covers; the solicitations of the Senate ever fince their installation, have been de- and of the democratic Cantons, the general firous to give you a proof the very high with of the Helvetic people, have ren-' efteem with which they regard your useful dered it necessary for Us to interpose Our Jabours. But the war, which so long fee mediation between the parties which divide parated two nations formed to appreciate that country. and afist each other, had broken the chain “ The present Act, the result of long which unites the affections of men, of conferences between well intentioned men, whatever clime, whore exclusive employ- and friends to order, has appeared to us to ments are the improvements of the usefut cortain the most proper dispositions to Arts, and who devote their study and ex- insure to the Swiss both peace and prosperience to increase the happiness and pros- perity ; and as soon as these dispositions perity of their native country. The So. ihall be carried into execution, the French ciety of Paris, now availing themselves of troops shall quit Swiizerland. the general peace which permits that plea- “ We acknowledge Helvetia, constituted fing bond to be renewod, haften to enrich as follows, to be an independent power. the lift of their fellow-labourers with the WeCuarantee the federal constitution, and name of a man of science who is dear to that of each Cinton, against the enemies Agriculture, and whole inportant labours of the tranquillity of Helvetia, be they who will form aa epoch in the History of Rural they may; and We promise to keep the Economy.
relations of amity, which, for several ages, “ The Society have desired me to an. have united both nations. nounce to you, that they have appointed 6. Given at Paris, Feb. 19, 1803. you to the first rank among their Foreign
“ Signed, &c.” Affociates, and to beg your acceptance of Then follow the particular constitutions this mark of their esteem.
of the 19 Cantons, which are divided into “I am also directed to transmit to you three clailes : demcratic, aristocratic, and the volumes which they have published, the new Canions. The outline of these, finice peace has permitted them to unite constitutions, althongh not officially com.. their labours for the common good.
municated, has been for some time pub“ The Society further hope, tiiat you licly known. will have the goodness to keep up a cor• The 19 Swiss Cantons are confederated, respondence with them, and to communi. agreeably to the principles established in cate the result of your researches and ex- their respective Confticutions : they mutoperience. Health and respect,
ally guarantee their constitutions, their “ SILVESTRE, Secretary." territory, their liherty, and their indepenSWITZERLAND.
dence, both against foreign Powers, and the Three supplementary sheets of the Mo- usurpation of an individual canton or faca niteur of Feb. 23 were filled with the A&tion. The quota of troops and money to of Mediation (as it is called), whereby the be supplied by each canion here follows. First Consul has given to the Cantons of The Dict to meet alternately, and from Switzerland (which are to be under a year to year, at Fribourg, Berne, Soleure, federal government) fuch local Constitu• · Balle, Zurich, and Lucerne. tions as he confiders most proper for them. Citizen Louis D’Affiy is Landamman for
This important Act (the result of long Switzerland for the current year. conferences between the Senatorial Coin- He is to have the charge of all Diplomiffioncrs, Barthelemy, Ræjerer, Fouche, matic Negotiations ; he is to watch over Demeunier, and the D-puties of the Hele all the laws and ordin-nces of the D.et, vel!c Senate, the Towns and Capcons ase and of those of the particular Constitutions.