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avone," said he," dejà fait la guerre pendant therefore made no answer; and he retired to quinze an:."-As he seemed to wait for an bis apartment, repeating the laf phrase. anfrer, I observed only, “ c'en eft de à "It is to be remarked, what all his passed trop."-"Mais," said he," vous voulez la loud enough to be heard hy 200 people faire encore quinze années, et vous m'y who bere present; and I am persuaded for ez."-I told him, that was far from his What'there was not a fugle person who did Maity's intentions. He then proceeded not feel the impropriety of this conduct, to Count Marcow and the Chevalier Azara, and the total want of dignity, as well as of who were itinding together at : little dis- decercy, on the occafon," tance from me, and faid to them, “ Les In tiefe S:24 Paperstis Majesty's Mia Arg'os venlent la guerre; mais s'ils foot rifters mave made ont a fair and frung les premiere à tirer l'épeé, je ferai le der. cale, clearly manifefting the great moderanier à la remettre. lis ne respectent pas tion and forbeorance of the Brit lh Go. kes través. Il faut dorenavant les couvrir vernment, under a continued syftem of de cièpe noir."-He then went his round. aggrefii:1 and nienace, with which the In a few minutes he came back to me, French Republic have insulted this country. and resumed the conversation, by some- The declaration of his Majesty is rich as thing perfocally civil to me. He began becomes a great nation, while faith and again. “ fou quoi des armemens? Contre digoity it mos abiy juih fi s. li is a simple qui des mesures de précaution: Je n'ai narrative of recorded facts, that convinces pe un seul vaisseau de ligne dans les poits tho understanding, without any delusive de France. Mais si vous voulez arnier, aid, drawn froni argument or abstract j'armerai suffi : si vous voulez vous batire, reasoning. Jr the negociation itself, we je me battrai aulli. Vous pourrez peués find the fophiftry of the Chief Consul mitre ter la France, mais jamais l intimi. ferably opposed to the plain cealing of an de "-"On ne voudi oil," fald 1, "ni l'on English Plenipotentiary ; dernonitrating si l'au're. 'On voudroit vivre en bonne through the whole little more than the intell gence avec elle."-" Il faut donc ref. we:kness of his own judgment, and the peciei es 'raité,” replied he; “malheur à irritability of a coarse and rngovernable ceux qui ne relpectent pas les trai'és ; ils temper1 Even in his affe&tation to depreer ferunt rtljontable á route l'Europe "- cate a rupture with England, he has not Hewaston uc! agitated to make it advift- the ordinary policy to disguise, that war. able for me to prolong the conversation ; I fire withler waspredetermined in his mind.


we are accused of a premeditated irtention

to violate the Treaty of Amiens. Much STATEMENT OF THE NECOTIATION.

praise is bestowed upon Lord W. for his The Paris Journals of the 2017 May con. moderate rentia'ents and proceedings; but tained the French Official Statensent on the it is inained, that, for fix weeks after the foljet of the war. The Papers consist of King's Meilage, announcing the depen. . communication to the Sandle of a Note dince of inimportant negotiation, nothing fent by Talley and to Lord Whitworth on of the kind had even commenced. The the 1381, logether with a Meliage of Bon projects presented by Lord W. relative to napiste to the Ilivee Allein lie's, on the Malia are noticed in their turn, as well as fubject of bi Lordship's departure. They the atsivers returned to them ; but it is aro occony fix licets of the Moniteur, and are seried, that the French Government thought principiily comperd of the disc:llions an- the conduct of the Emigrants unworthy of tecedent to the Treaty of Ariens.

The their notice. Much argument is used, to note of Talleyran! mentions the attonith. thew that, by a compliance with the wishes mertexcited i: Fiance by the King's Mcl. of England, France would be degraded and fage, and denies that any formidolle aima- debased; and the most exavagartideas are Ben's exified in the ports of the Republic generated as to the facrifices which might Tlie answer of Lord Haukefbuy online hereafter be deniunded by the former, if 15th March, to a demand for an exp'n the latter were to be weak erongh to grant tion, is termed vague, agereflive, and also uhul is at presens required. The First solute; whicklist of the French Monafter, Contul, however, it is added, was not to on the 24th of March, Wats dis pacific as it be prasuked into a war, because he knows was moderate:--- A view is en per its evils he'er than ary man in exittence; ft ely taken of the ditterent ponies in dira though the bafis of the British ultimalim pute, and the correspondence which they presented a teries of pretensions, always in. octaiered; the result of which is, that all creasing in proportion to the moderation of the demands of our Minitry for "1.10.fac- the french Government. This paper conBon,” &c. are confidered by the French cindes with expreffing the determination of Government to be vague, 'equivocal, and the later never to acquiesce in England's to have excited the ulmoniler prize; while having the right to violate any point of a



Treaty into which the has entered; and of London demands of France the abroga. that, as the English Government has given tion of a fundamental article of the Treaty

houlignal for uar, it only remains for the of Amiens. They wanted, they said, new Republic to comforte in the justice of its guarantees; and they despised the sanctily caule and the God of Bartles.

of Treaties, the execution of which is le DECLARATION f the FIRST CON- first of guurantees which nations can give

SUL*, in a MESSAGE to the SENATE, to each other. In vain did France invoke the LEGISLATIVE Bopy, and the Tri- that faith which has been sworn; in vain BUNATE.

« Saint Cloud, May 20. did me appeal to the foris receive l among “The Ambassador of England has been nations; in vain did the content to thut her recalled: Compelled by this circumstance, eyes to the actual vo: execution of the arthe Amhaffator of the Republic has quilted ticle of he Treaty of Anens, from which a country where he could no longer near England pretenied to relele herself; in the language of Peace. At this decisive vain was the will g'o! laul king a demoment, the Government submits to your finitive relolution until Soun and Patvia, view, and it will tuhmit to the view of both of thein contracting pre, could France and of Europe, its first relations lare manifested their disporum. In vain, with the Britvh Ministry, the negotia- in thort, did the propose 'o requettine me. tions which were terminated hy the Treaty dia'sın of the Powers who had been invited of Amiens, and the new difcuffions which 10 guarantee, and who, in effect, did guaseem to fivinh hy an abfolule sopture. The rintre the ftipulatı n required to be abropresent age and posterity will there see all g.ted. Every profion wits rejected, and that it has done tı) put an end to the cala- the demands of England bec:'me more im. mit:es f var, and with what moderation prious and more untolu'e. it was not in and what patience it has laboured to pre- the princ ples of che Government to yield vent their return. Nothing has been able to menace ; it was not in their power to to interrupt the course of the projects bend the majesty of the Fiench people to formed to rekindle discord between the laws prescribed to thens win forms fo two nario: s. The Treaty of Amiens had haighty and for new. Hd they done lo, been negotiated amid the clamours of a they would have consecrated, in favour of party hostile to peace : (carcely was it England, the right of annulling, at her cn ciuded, wlien it was the object of bitter so e pleasure, all the 'ipulations which cenfre. It was represented as fatal to hind her toward France. It would have England, because it was not ditgraceful to authorized her to demand from France France. Soon after, a'arms were Jule- new guar intees, on the flightest alarm minated ; dangers were pretreded, on which the m ght have thought proper to u hich was established the necelli'y of a pretend; and hence two new principles ftate of peace, such as to be a pei mane it would have been placed in the public code fignat i en horilities. There were kept of Great Britain, by the Gide of that by in reserve, nd hired, those vile miscrean's which the his d finherited the viber nawho had corn the buron of their country, tions of the common sovereignty of the a d who were intended to tear it anew. (cas, and submitted to her laws and to her V on calculations of tred' We are no regulations the independence of the flag. long rihat France which was divided by The Gvernment stopped at the limit factions, and buffeted hy storms; hinc traced ont hy its principles and its duties. F ance, restored to internal tranquillity, The negoziation is interrupted, and we are reg nealed in hier admini 'ration and her ready to fi:ht, if we are attacked. We laws, an: ready to fall, wib her whole Th 11 at leatt fight for maintaining the fai!h weighi, 'up.n is hatever foreign State my of treaties, and for the honour of the dare iw at ack her, and to unite with the French name, Had we yielded to a vain banditti whom an atı ochus policy would terror, we foul foon have had to fight io once niore cft upon her Thores (1) organize repel new pre'eusions; but we should fight pillige «nd alltination. Al length an dish noured by a previous weakneis, fallen unexpected Mellage, all at orce, terrifies in ur own eves, and degrade: in the eyes Engind with imaginary arn mens in of an enemy which th uld have once made France and Bar via, and lipnite the ex- us beod to her unjust pretensions The iftince of important discutians w licha di- n ton will repote i jef in the conscious: vided the two Govrnments, uhile no such ness of il-ftrensich, wła.ever injuries the enedisc lion was known to the French Go. my may dus in places where we shall not vernmeni. Immed'a'ely fool'dable ar. have been ablei picvent them or to s«ach mamenis took place on the coaits, and in

Tie reluit of this litt will be the ports of Great Britain; the sea is co- such as we have a right to expect for the vered with her ships of war; and it is in he justir aof our cause, as the cox .ge of our midst of thele preparations that the Cahinet warriors, • The Frit Chiu,

(Signed) BONAPARTE. See the Declaration of his Britannic « The Se se ary of Stat', Majesty, p. 466.

(Signed) MARET." GENT. MAG. June, 1803.



Extra from the Regifter of the Deliberations A Mandate of Cardinal Cambaceres,

of ibi Guvernonent of obe Frencó Republic, Archouhop of Roven, is couch-d in such May 22 1803

bijlphemous as well a adulatory terms as The Government of the Republic, ha. are truly thacking ; let the following bricf ving heard read, hy the Minister of Mirine ex ract r te: and Colem je, a D (pitch from the Mri. “ We are perfuaded, that the Sovereign time P..fet at Brelt, dated thisley, 21- A bier of the Destiny of Empnes will fapono ing that to English frigate's hai vour our cause; and that he will refuse to taken two Fiench merciunt veftels in the ou enemies his Divine Protection, without By of Audierne, niitut any pievionsale. which the me i formidable prepositions for claracion .f war, and in manifest violation

war can only be atended with the most of the law if nstions,

fignil delcar. That he will avenge the I. It is piesiribed io a'l Commanders of fun &tity of treatles, of which he was appealed squirons or naval divisions of the Repun. to be guarantee, as well hy our adverlie, Captains of its fhips and other vefTels faries as our felves. However, as we are of war, to chase ihuse of the King of Eng. Dol ignorant that God wiides we should Jand, as well as these villels besonging to implore those favours his pa'ernal lieart his fuhjeets, and to alta k captile, and burns to grant, in treat of him, most dear conduct them into the ports of the Re- brethren, that we may conquer the enemy public.

that provokes iis, an. i moderately use our 11. Commiflions will be delivered, in victory. Let us demand of him, particule course, to those French priateers for larly, that the MAN OF HIS RIGHT HAND, which they are demandel,

the man who, by his direction and by his Ill. All tbe English from the age of 18 orders, has done so much for the re ena. to 60, or old g any committion from his

blishment of his worihip, and who proBritannic Majelly, wbo are at present in poses to do so much more, may CONTINUE France, all immediately de cofituted prison- TO BE, like Cyrus, THE CHRIST OF Proers of war to adfuer for those Cit zens of

VIDENCE ; that he may watch over his the R public who may have been arrtfted life, and cover hm with his wings; that and m. de priliners hy the veflels or fuh. he may th eld his augu pe fon from the ject of hie Britanie Majesty, previous to dangers he may meci in comhd, and thure a y declaration of war.

he has to fear from the cuvy of his detracThe First Consu', (Signed) BONAPARTE. tops, on account of his ment; from the

[Surn an open cla' on of the laws of wicked, hec ule his ohject is t'n do good; hoip tally agroft harmlets Itra , mit from importy, hecause he is rippusiing reTelp. nrable for the conset of their mine lig on; from policy and from foreign pasGovernment, has only been equalled by the foons, because he is the first mai of a procredings of Robespierre; but fich is great Siate, and that the happiness of the the prelen' fate of things in Frrore, that

empire he governs is essentially united with not a farle objection Jare he marteluchs his preservation." or any other part of the conduct of the Go

HANOVER. verninene ]

Hanover, May 28. A Proclamation is A co búriahle numher of troops have just published by our Elector, itating that ben marched no Calais, and quartered the differences between the Clown of Engalong the adjacent coast. The chief coin- land and Foarce are of such a na.ure, that mind of all the forces in that part of the th y concern only the former, and ç.in in Rruhlics to he given to Gen. Mullen, no ways relate to his M jelly as Elector, for ih avoued pupole of invading Eng- and a State of the Germanic Empire. His Jand. [That every potlible exertion will M jelty, in that particular quility, abides be wade ag iost us, we entertain not the

by the Treaty of Liinev lle, ansi las a right smallest dobl; hu', rouser', as the ener- to expeel that that Tiely will procure gies of Great Britain now arr, in a cule peif et tafty for his Germanic Slates, in a that must be dear to every honeft he'r, lo war foreign to the Empire. The preparadube of he fucce suffer ettore, would tions he has made are therefore merely be to render hier un woring the ligh name defensive ; and his Majesty, in his quality and charach sihat the al present bears. ] of Elector, will take 10 pirt in the war.

Bruffels, June (h. Among hie different Gen. Mortier, having been informed of hodies of trops w ich have la'ely arrived the King of. E sla d's Proclimation, re. in the cant hetween Dunkirk 4 H vre, pl: dwie hy le lillowing: are tvo demi-brigades o the line the one Edward Mortier. liutenant general, Coma named the Irible, and the other the in

minder in Chrif ro ibc Inbubitants of ibe vincible, from their exvlines in

Ellorate of liangver. 'Pag!'s of G-rmarv a'ud lily.

" Hanoverians-A French army is en. The Fift Centillas orilereil a circular tering your terri'ories. It come out with le ter to Melleurs t'e Arctbrihips and

the intent:on of spreading co ft roation B.thops of France, ale firing them id efter througlont the country, but to rescur that op payers to God for the fuce is of his

part of the Continent which you inhabic al mus againit the pa fidicus English!


he Cami

from a Government hoftile to the repose with the whole of the magazines, are to be of Europe, and which prides itself in trum- delivered up to the enemy; all fonds have pling uider foot all the principles of the been sequestrated, and the effets belonge law of nations and civilized society. The ing to the King of England are placed enFuft Conful, faithfully adhering to the sen. tirely at the disposal of the invaders; the timents of moderation and humanity for Hanoverian troops are to relire behind the whch he is as emmently diftinguitheal as Elbe, and not to hear arms against France for his political and military virtues, has during the present war. The military exulted in vain every poffible means of force, at the time of the Fren h invasion, conciliation, in order to prevent a ruplure. confifted of 30,000 men; but it had no one The King of England, in violation of the fortified place of Atrength fufficient to armost sacred engagements, has forfeited the rest, for any confiderable time, the proa fath of his by nature, by refusing to evacu- gress of an inv-fon.-In one part of Gen. ate Malta, which he was solemoly bound Mort:er's letrer, he says he is in stor of the to do hy the Treaty of Amiens; he has whole country, and in particular of the given the signal of hostilities; and hence. Mouth of the Elbe and Wefer. He adds-furth remains alune responsible, befor: God " I have issued order to seize all the vessels and man, for the calamities which the on those nvers. The Duke of Cimbridge, scourge of war may infict on the States son of the King of E gland, and Governor that are under his domination. I am in- of Hanover, thought propei to take him. formed that Proclamations, diet sed by the self away before the battle, and to retreat bliodel rage, have been addrefled to you, by post. He had inde d previoiny proto engage you in a contest in which you miled to die with the levy en malle. it is oug t to take no concein. B:ware of an probable he will have embaikid before we aggreffion tirat would he both mad and reach the mouth of the Elhe."-[China!1 r. fruitless, and of which you only would hat tiou the honour of our King and his family the victims. Hanoverians, I promile you demands of us to contradict, and to mainsafety and protection, if, looking to your tain that the Duke of Cambridge did not true interests, you leparate your cure from take himself away before ibe. battle.

He was that of a Sovereigi', who, by buriling a'un- with, and conim nded, the Han verians der all the twnels-of good filth, has thereby during the two tkiriv lhes that took place released you from the allachment which on the ift and 2d of this month, in which you my have imagined that you owe him. buth parties had lone wounded, and one The molt rigid discipline thall be observed or two nien killed. On the evening of the among the troops which I command. Your 2d the Duke received an exrers from the persons, your property, thail be respected; Regency, requesting his presence at Habut, in recurn, I thill require thai line of nover, on buli.ess of the utmost imporconduct from you which I have a right to tance. His Royal Highness, in confequence expect from a peaceable p'ople.

of this metge, immediately allen 'ed. EDW. MORTIER." After being informed that all holes of alBy a letrer from Gen. Murtier, addreiled - fittince or medition were at an end, id to the Minister of War in Paus, dated from that ie Regency were on the point of one his Head.quarters, Nieub rah, June 4, it ing a capicuation, they hegged his Royal appers, that the ELECTORATE OF HAHighness would not lose a moment in reNOVER was SURRENDERED to the French figing, an. qintting the country, as otheron the 31 intt. by CAPITULATION. A wilt be must be made a prisoner of war: paruial atitir louk place between the They thanked his Royal Highnes, with French and Hanoverians on the 2d inst. tears in their eyes, for having itaid with at Boriter), in which the Hanoverian line them till the last moment of hope, but inwas broken by the enemy, who took on treaied him, as he could not poilibiy then the occalion a number of prisoners. On be of the imaliest service, not to expose his the follwing day, as the invaders were on person unneceifarily. ] the powr ef forcing the pallage of the We. His Majeily liad just repaired his palice fer, the Regency lent Commitioners to the at Hanover, and fump'uously furnined it French General, whose first proposal was for the residence of the Duke of Cimprompuy rejected. A Convention was then bridge, to the amount of 50,000h Gen. entered into, hy which a total surrender of Mortier is the present poffeffor. the country was agreed to by 'he Commif- The French are stated to have intimated Goners. The French General is to make to the Regency of Hanover, that if the what changes in the Government, and le. y States will renounce their al giance to what contributions he way think pro. their present Sivereign, aniticeive in his per ; the authority of the Regency is lui- Acad the Duke of Mock'enburgii Schwerin pendeid; the French cavalry is to be re- (i relative of the Emperor of Rufli), the mounted, and the army to be paid and Cief Conful will withdraw listops, and clothed at the expence of the Electora e ; exert bis good othces to obtain for them an the artillery, to time amount of 1000 pieces, extension of terntory, and confiderable the armi, to the number of 100,000 itauds, commercial advantages. In the event of

Success, fixcc-fs, th: Duchy of Mecklenburgh was Antwerp bas been delivered up 1 miliary to be given to Pruffia,

execution, for not biving been able to forAll the English in the Hanoverian States nith its contingent of conscripts. Have been :rrelted.

ITALY The principal part of his Majesty's plate The King of ETRURIA is dead; and at Hanover, and all the horles and car- the Queen has been declared Regent for her riages, re said to have been removed upon fun, a child about three years old. the approach of the French.

It appears that a Frerch army has al. HAMBURGH.

sembled in Romagna, and hegun to more Letters from Hamburgh ftate, that, on towards the Eccleffical Stale. Geoeral the rathi, M. Schulz, the Pruffi in Minif Murat hart fent a difn'ch to the Pope's deter, ofti iliy atiured the Senate, bat "the legate at Pesaro, forming him that the King bis Matter n d made it his mott erpe. French troops were shortly to pass throaga cial care to provide for the safety and liberty that place. of the Hans Town“, and that negotiations Gen. Stuart is ordered, with 3000 men, had been opened by him at Paris on the from Malta to Sicily, to protect that iftand fuhjeet.”

against the a'tempts of the French, He On the 15th the French Minister, Citi. will take port in the vicinity of Meffina, ia zep Rheiohard, presented to a Depuration order to defend the narrow país between of the Senate the answer of the Chief Con- the Scylla and Charibdis of the Antients; ful to the coi gratulations which they had and a British squadron is kept cruizing in ad irefled to him on his election to the the Straits of Meflina, and on the Northera Consulate for life. In this Bonaparte pro- coasts of the fland. miles to protect the liheries and commerce The English have been arresled in every of Hamburgh. The Senate have in confe- part of Italy, as welt as in France, Holland, quence presented another Address, ex- and Flanders. prettive of their gratude.

RUSSIA. Bremen, June 5, 12 o'clock at nigbi. Yel- Intelligence has been received, that the terday e-ening a French General entered difference between Ruffia and Sweden, re. this city, immediately waited on the chief lative to the boundaries of their respective Burgomaster, and Jefired that all English dominions, has heen amicably adjoited. property here,under whateverdenomination inform srion has been received, that the it might be, thould be taken posteffion of; Rustian fettlement established x Norfolk and that all English Pilois at present in Sound, by the orders of the Emperor Alexthis place, as well as ail other perfons beo ander, for commercial purposes, has been longing to the Englith service, should be broken op by the natives, who deftrosed put under arreft. As soon as this demand the fort, and maffacred all the Ruffians there. was maile, the officer who had come with

WEST INDIES it went awiy to Gin. Mortier,

TRINIDAD-A PROCLAMATION, The English merchants have removed By ebeir Excellencies Brigadier general Toomas the whole of llieir effects from Hamburgh; Piston and Commodore Samuel Hoed, bis Mato that bould a contication be ordered by jelly's Commiffioners for executing tbe Office of France, it could not attach to Briuh pro- Governor of Trinidad, &c. perty to the amount of 100 l,

Whereas it now appears, that Col. Wil. HOLLAND.

liam Fullarton, his Mjesty's first Come Mr. Lifton, the Dutch Amhaffador, millioner for this Government, has wichftated on the 24 b ule, to the D. ten secre- drawn himself therefrom, and from the tary of Suute for Freign Affairs, that if duties thereof, without his Majesty's leare, Frsice would consent to will diav, im. and without permiffion from us, or any mediately, her troops from the Batavian consultation with bis Majesty's Council of Republic, his Maj fty would engage to this island: We do, therefore, by and adhere to a reciprocal neutrality. This the with the advice of his Majesty's faid Coonpoor Hollanders were compelled to reject. cil, hereby proclaim and declare, that we

In consequence of the dopariule of Mr. cufiter and deem the said William Follar. • Lifton from the Higur, an order has been tun no longer officiating as one of his Ma. iflued to arrest all the Eiglih in the Bila jetty's Committioners in the Government

of this island; and we require all persons, The Guvernment and Merchants of Roi. civil and military, to govern themselves terdam are said to have oftered a large 100033 accordingly. io France, to be paid yearly during the Given under our hands and feals, at the W.3", }' pirmilion 19 remain neuter; wish Council Chamber, at Port d'Espana, this ofier, he wivu, wa rejected, and thef el- 2-ih d. yuf April, in the year of our Lord louing denadmale: Ilie Batavian Re- 1803, and in the 430 year of his Majesty's public to advance 30 millions of suidlers; jeiga.

THOMAS Pictos. In my annual, doring the war, 50 mila

SAMUEL Hood. bias; to rivalen ne thips of the fre, wito By command of 'eir Excelencies, * para cinese number of irigales; and

JOSEPH M. H 001YI2*, Sec. le furtubi-00 thuips.


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