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bountifully endowed with natoral gifts, Prince. My son, Major Brownrigg, is and requiring only the blessings of a just charged with the banner of Kandy, to be government, and an equitable administra. lai), with my most respectful duty, at the tion of justice, and the induigent care and feet of his Royal Highoess the Prince conntenance of a huinane and gracious Regent.

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of postponing the Session of the LegislaIN the expectation of being able to give ture, which was to have been opened on our Readers ine Speech of Louis XVIII. the 25th inst. but has been suddenly deou the opening of the Legislative Session, ferred, by a Royal Ordinance, till the 2d we detained this sheet frum the press to of October, to give time, as the minor ih: latest moment compatible with our French papers say, for the formation of period of publication. I had been deter- a new Ministry. inined, that the Members were to have The tranquillity of France, and the sea assembled on the 234 inst. for the verifi- curity of its amiable Monarch, must cation of iheir powers, &c.; and the busi- greatly depend on the judicious choice of ness of the 25.b was to be preceded by a a new Administration; and speculation soleinu mass of the Holy Ghost, at which is, as usual, busy in assiguing the vabis Majesty, with the Princes, Peers, and rious departments. No list of the new Deputies, were to have attended. This Cabinet has yet appeared which can claim Ceremony was to have taken place in the the faintest character of authenticity; but Metropolitan Church; after which the all seem agreed, that the Duke of Riche. train was 10 proceed to the Hall of the lieu will be the Prime Minister and SePeers, where ihe King was to deliver a cretary for Foreign Affairs. To guard Speech from the Throne to both Cham. against any evil design that may be medibers, as is customary at the opening of tated by disappointed and infuriated nials

Parlia meni. Circumstauces, contents, considerable bodies of the Allied Huwever, have occurred to overthrow that troops are about to return to the neigharrangement. The Duke of Otranto bourhood of the capital. The veteran (Fouche) has resigned his office of Minis- Blucher is again in motion.

He h3s reter of Police; and his example has been tuned to Paris, round wbich city a corfollowed by the entire Ministry. The fol- dun of not less than four Prussian corps lowing has been given as the substance of d'armée are forming, and his head-quarthe letter to the King with which Fouche ters have been re-established at Versailles. accoinpanied bis resignation :-"that he The funds (whetber from the rumours was prompted by no views of ainbition, of plots, or frona some unfavourable imbut solely by a love of his country, in ac- pression as to the forthcoming Treaty, or cepring of office at the critical period of from the strange appreciation by Frenchhis Majesty's return; that he was in hopes men of the importance of M. Fouche to of crusolidating his Majesty's throne by the prosperity of France, we know not), pursuing a sysleni of Government conge- are still looking dow». The 5 per cents. nial to lhe wishes of the people; but that were on the 22.1. inst.' so low as 57 fi. he had been constan:ly thwarted in his It is generally said, that a Treaty of endeavours by a baneful spirit of opposi- Peace, between the Allies and France, tion existing in different Meinbers of his has been signed, but would not be made Majesty's. Fanily, whose influence had public omul the meeting of the two Chamalready been productive of infinite mis- bers. In support of this belief, which chief, and, if suffered to prevail, must gains daily more credit, may be quoted a eventually bring on their own ruin, and Proclamation from the Prefect of the that of his Majesty and the Nation; that Lower Rhine, to the inhabitants of the he begs leave to resigu the power confided department, containing these words: "Alto him by his Majesty ; in the first place, ready do the bases of a solid peace seem because he can exercise it with no benefit to insure our happiness. The numerous to the Sovereign or to his Country, as long armies which cover our provinces are preas this fatal influence is allowed to sub- paring to depart. The charges of the sist; and, in the next, because he cannot war, which you have supported with so affix his name to a Treaty so disgraceful much resignation, are about to be alleto France as i hat which is diria:ed to her viated; and France, restored entire to by the Allied Cabinet."-We know not her legitimale Sovereign, is on the point wbat credit is due 10 this statemeut; but, of experiencing once more the blessings that the toial change above mentioned of a government conformable to the wishes was unexpected, at least at the present of the Nation.” monient, has been inferred from his Ma- The South of France has been in a state justy's feeling binself under the necessity of great agitation : at Nismes, Montpel

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himself under straw. The assassins, On the 1st of August, says a letter guided by the marks of his blood, followed from Nismes, M. de Calviere, the person him, discorered bim, and fell again upon. whom the Royal Commissioner had named, bim. He was saved from their hands, resumed the functions of Prefect, and 16 and transported to a bed. While the SurProtestants were massacred. They went geon was administering the assistance of his about seizing them iu their bouses, and art, they returned to the charge, feli again they cut their throats before their own upon him like wild beasts, and never left doors. Many were massacred in the him till they had glutted their rage, and fields. The night between the 1st and 24 given him more than eighty desperate was the most crnel. M. de Calviere caused cuts. He is since dead. Six persons an order to be posted up, which seems to were killed, and nearly a dozen wounded," have somewhat calmed these pretended The Abbé D'Esrigny, a Member of the Royalists. On the 4th several country seats Electoral. College of Gard, was assassiwere set on fire. The peaceable citizens, nated near his own house at Marvejols, the Members of the Urban Guard, have It appears, that he might have recovered, been again forced to flee, to save them- had medical aid been afforded sooner ; selves from destruction. The Prefect sent but the surgeon dared not leave a viilage an order to them to return, under the pe- at only a small distance from Marvejols, nally of having the laws respecting emi- without an escort of 300 meu! The Abbé gration pur in force against them. Those was therefore left 24 hours without assist. who returned into the town experienced ance, and died in consequence. either death or captivity. It is uncertain The Prussians, it seems, continue to whether M. de Montealm or M.de Calviere besiege and capture the French frontier is most guilty of allowing or causing the fortresses. The town of Montmedy. Bas, commission of all these horrors; but sus. below the fortress of Montmedy, was carpicion falls principally on the former, who ried by assault on the night of the 11th is a Royal Commissioner, and whom it is inst. by the Prussian troops; and Longwy said the King had, a considerable time capitulated on the 15th. The Prussian ago, ordered to cease his functions. No

troops who were at Dinant have received thing promises aoy security to the friends orders to march into France. It is obof order; for all the authorities, with the served, that the war was nerer carried op exception of two persons, are composed of with so much vigour along the whole of the most timid and feeble men. The the frontier, from the Meuse to Stras. number of deaths is prodigious; but we burgh, as at this moment. The Prussians have not au exact enumeration.-Horrors carried the lower town of Montmedy at of the same kind are continued in the the point of the bayonet'; the works and neighbouring towns.

the narrow streets were covered with killed A letter from Toulouse of the 17th Au- and wounded. The upper town was atgust contains the following details : " Gen. tacked with the same vigour, and would, Ramel, who commanded for the King no doubt, speedily surrender.. the department of the Haute Garonne, was It is said, that Marshal Blucher has assassinated by a mob at his house in demanded two ships of war, in retaliation Toulouse at ten o'clock yesterday even- for those built by order of Buonaparte at ing. He bad been forewarned by the Pillan and Custrin in 1806. Restaurateur, at whose house he had The most remarkable rebel, perhaps, dined, that there was a plot in agitation in France, at present, is Barbanegre, against his person ; and in consequence, who commanded at Huninguem. This notwithstanding his wishes to the contrary, Gentleman, on the 15th ult. had the faceseveral friends accompanied him to his tiousness in open a cannovade on the ad. door. Scarcely had they taken their joining villages, in honour of the birth-day. leave, then a troop of furious wretches of the Emperor Napoleon ; and be aftersurrounded the General's house, uttering wards carried his audacity so far, as to the most dreadful cries, amidst which the dernanil of the city of Basle a contriburion wordsA bas le General Ramel' were dis- of 300,000 francs !Huninguen, however, tinguishable. The General presented him- has since been taken, and 3000 persons self sword in hand, and said, • What do employed in rasing it to its foundations. you want with General Ramel? Here he An article from Aix la Chapelle, of the

He was answered by new shouts, and 12th inst. states, ihat the Duke of Wel. was immediately surrounded and assailed Jington has caused eight pieces of brass by the vilest rabble; he was able, how- canuon, taken from the Enemy, to be de. ever, to effect his escape, after receiving livered to Colonel Osterman, of the troops some thirty sabre and bayonet wounds, of Brunswick, in order to be emplogeri iu and a bail in the lower part of bis belly, the mouument which it is intended to which penetraled bis bladder. The Ge- erect to the memory of the late Duke of neral bad still some strength remainiug; Brunswick.

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Marshal Ney arrived in Paris some time “ Louis XVIII. Roi de France 8 de Navarre, ago, under the esèort of two gens-d'armes. par la graçe de 900,000 baionettes etrangers. This small escort was sufficient to guard Louis XVIII. bas consented to the total a man who possessed recently the highest Abolition of the Slave Trade on the part rank in the army. Ney was conducted, of France. in the first place, to the Prefecture of While Lord Castlereagh was walking on Police, and afterwards to the prison of the 5th jost, in the Champs Elysées, a led Conciergierie, where he underwent an ex- horse launched out against him with both amination which lasted five hours.

his legs, and struck him on bis thighs, A justificatory Memorial has been drawn just above the knees. The contusion on up by M. Berryer, one of the principal one limb is considerable ; but his Lordship lawyers in Paris, in favour of Marshal Ney, is not likely to be coutined by it much The chief point of defence rests upon two longer. assertious; that the crime of the accused Count Regnaud St. Jean d'Angely, Ex. was not a premeditated one; that he did Minister of State io Buonaparte, &c. has noi joiu Buonaparte till part of his troops left Paris for Havre-de-Grace, accompa; had deserted him, and that his conduct nied by his son, to embark for the United was then regulated solely by the wish to States of America. He had been contiprevent the calamities of a civil war. The dentially informed, that wisdom and pruMemorial denies that Ney had received dence rendered such a voyage necessary:. money from the King : but it alludes re- The force of the allied troops now in motely to the strong expressions'used by the territory of France is said to be as folthe Marshal, when, on taking leave of lows : Austrians, 250,000; Prussians, Louis XVIII. he said he would bring back 250,000 ; Russians, 200,000; English, the Invader in an iron cage. This lan- Hanoverians, &c. under the command of guage is ascribed to the enthusiasm ex- the Duke of Wellington, 80,000; Bavacited in Ney by the goodness of the So- rians, Wurtemberghers, &c. 110,000 ; vereign.

in all, 890,000. If we add the Staff OffiNey is allowed permission to see bis -cers, and persons belonging to the retinue wife and children. No day is yet named of the Sovereigos, the suites of the Genefor his trial.

rals and Officers, &c. &c. the number of Marshal Moncey bas fallen into dis. the Allies in France will amount to near grace: being the senior Marshal of France, 1,000,000. he had been nominated to preside at the

NETHERLANDS. council of war appointed to try Ney. The INAUGURATION OF THE KING. Under some trifling pretext (Ney being Brussels, Sept. 21. Last evening the formerly his friend), he declined this ho- proclamation of the beralds, a salute of

The King, to punish his contain 101 cannon, and ringing of bells, an: macy, issued an Ordinance, in which he nounced the ceremony of this day. This declares, that as Marshal Moncey's re- morning at seven, the same salate was fusal can be attributed only to a spirit of repeated. At half past nine, the Statesresistance, the more culpable from the General were asseuibied in the hall pre. rank he held in the army, he sentences pared for the purpose, to wait for his hiin to be cashiered, and to be imprisoned Majesty. At eleven the King left bis pathree months,

lace, with a numerous and brilliant suite, An adventurer, called Felix, who His Majesty having taken bis seat upon traversed many departments, under the the throne, delivered the followiog speech: pame of Napoleon Buonaparte, has been High and Mighty Lords, apprehended and imprisoned at Vienne. “ The day on which I behold Stales GeHis face has some resemblance to the neral, chosen from all the Provinces of the original, and he is about i he-same heighi. Netherlands, assembled round this throne,

The official Paris Gazeite contains an fulfils one of the most ardent desires of my Ordonnance for the creation of a Gendar- heart. The intimate and solid union of merie Royale of 18,000 men. The private these Provinces was, near three centuries letters stale, ibat in and about Paris fo. ago, the object of a Prince, who, more reign troops are daily accumulating; and happy than many of his ancestors, and the more peaceable and orderly part of his successors, bad been educated in this the inhabitants are not ill pleased to see country, and who was never denied to them there; as it is very much appre- possess / profound knowledge of its wants, hended that, were they withdrawn, there and a sincere attachment to its interests. would be an immediate convulsion. The Charles the Fifth was convinced that the police is not now what it was under Buo- Netherlands, to be happy and indepennaparte. Thousands of persons fron the dens, should not only obey the same Sorebel armies come and go at their plea- vereign, but also be governed by the same sure; and the walls are scrawled over general laws. He, however, was not alwith most seditions expressions ; one of lowed to dedicate his life to this salutary the least offensive of which was as follows: work; and instead of the union so much

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William I. it was necessary to submit to of prosperity and of glory.”
melancholy separation. At what period Count de Thiennes, President of the
wete results of this separation more first Chamher, made a suitable reply.-
shocking, more fatal, than in these latter As soon as the Sitting had been opened,
years, and what generation has been in a his Majesty repaired with his suite to the
higher degree than ours the witness and Place Royale, where he arrived all o'clock.
the victim of them? The supreme au- The streets, filled with immense crowds,
thority had passed into foreign hands; even resounded with acclamations and cries of
the shadow of our political existence had Vive le Roi The platform where the
disappeared, and the name of the Belgic inauguration took place was richly adorn-
people was effaced no less than their ed, a magnificent canopy of crimson vel-
power. But our characteristic mappers, vet embroidered with gold was placed
good faith, 'respect for religious ideas, at- upon it, as well as elegantly adorned seats
tachmeut to the institutions, and customs for the persons who attended this august
of our fathers, were preserved, and formed ceremony.

The Queen, and the Prina scarcely visible, but durable boud of cesses Dowager of Orange and Bruns. union between all these provinces. And wick, were at the balcony of an hotel opthus it was, that immediately after these posite the platform. After the Oath ever-memorable events, which permitted (which was pronounced with an energy the establishment of the Belgic monarchy, that did not escape notice), the solemn its divers elements seemed voluntarily to Declaration fixed by the 54th Act of present themselves, and in all the parts the Constitution, was delivered in the were seen a certain tendency to unite in two languages by the Presidents of the one and the same centre. Now that this first and second Chambers. Then the edifice, exists, it is we, High and Mighty King at Arms cried “ Long live the King!Lords, who are answerable to our country which was repeated by the multi! ude, and to posterity for its preservation. In Medais struck for the occasion were thrown the important duties which are my lot, i among the people *; they are well exedepend upon your co-operation and your cuted, having on one side his Majesty's patriotic zeal. Difficulties may arrive; bust, with the inscription, “Wilh. Nass. but no really great work is free from them; Belg. Rex. Luxemb. M. Dux." (William and how.can they alarm Belgium, to which of Nassau, King of Belgium, Grand Duke Providence las granted such signal fa- of Luxemburg); and on

the reverse, vours ? Free from internal dissentions Patr. Sal. Reg. et Ord. Solen. Sacram. and agitations, my subjects have been Asserfa.(ihe public happiness confirmed able to give themselves up, without con- by the solemn oath of the King and the straint, io tbeir ancient industry. Com- States.) M. DCCC. XV. merce flourishes. Tranquillity reigns in The procession then repaired on foot the country asin the towns; the temples and to the Cathedral. His Majesty wore the public worship are every where honoured. cloak of the ancien! Sovereigus, a noble The ease spread over almost all the parts and magnificent costume. A canopy was of the kingdom, has served to animate and erected for his Majesty, while the princirelieve those which bave suffered by the pal personages of the monarchy were effects of war; and one would even say ranged in the choir, which was adorned that this war itself bas burst forth in our with the famous tapestry so renowned neighbourhood only to render Brussels a that country, and which retain all the witness of ihe courage of our defenders, splendour of their colours. After the Te and of their intrepid allies, to make i be vir- Deum, the King returned to the palace; tues of charity and beneficence sbine there and baving the Queen on his right hand, with a lustre bitherio unknown; in a word, and on his left the Princesses of Orange to inspire us to cherisi; every where mu- and Brunswick, the Prince Royal, and his tual sentiments, benevolence, coufidence, brother Priuce Frederick, a little behind and esteem. It is for you, bigh and

(the company d'elite of the city guard bemighty Lords, to cultivate these precious ing placed opposite the palace, and the seeds! Let us never forge that concord other companies on each side), his Mais the best guarantee of the cominop se- jesty saw from a balcony, the troops of all curity. Manifesi, on every occasion, that arms file off before him; and this review desire of good, that devotion to the ge- was interrupted only by cries of “ Long neral interests of ihe kingroom, which cha- live the King," Long live the Queen.In racterize the enlighteneri patriot; and by the evening the city was brilliantly illumithe influence of your exam le, lei the love nated. of liberty, and of the institutions which proiect it, be soon cemented in every heart. Happy will be then the monarchy

* We bear, that 500 gold medals, of the Belgians, and hapuy the Sovereign,

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Austria and Prussia have sent circular
The affairs of Switzerland appear to be Jetters for assembling the Diet of the Ger-
at length settled, by the re-admission of mau Confederation at Frankfort on the
the Canton of Lower Underwald into the Ist, of November.
Confederation.

The Emperor of Austria has granted an
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asylum to King Joachim (Murat), within The Allied Sovereigos at Paris have the limits of his dominions, with liberty to strongly remonstrated with Ferdinavd VII. choose any town in Bohemia, Moravia, or respecting his past conduct to the Mem- Upper Austria, as the place of his resibers of the Cortes, and those other of his dence ; or, if he should think propei to deserving subjects who aided so in live in the country instead of in towns of the liberation of Spain. The last persons the said province, no objection will be condemned by the Inquisitorial Tribunal made on the part of the Emperor. But of Ferdinand for being Liberales, have, in he is to engage on his honour (parole), in consequence, been lighter dealt with than the presence of his Imperial Majesty, that any of those before condemned.

he will not quit the Austrian dominions, It appears, that a part of the Spanish without the express consent of his said army, under the command of the Conde Majesty ; that he shall renounce the title de Abisfal, (O'Donnel,) lately entered of King Joachim, and adopt that of Count France; although another division, under Lipona (an anagrain of Napoli, Naples), General Castanos, had withdrawn, in con- and live as a private person of rank. sequence of the representations made to the Jerome Buona parte is permitted to reSpanish Commander by the Duke d’An- side with his wife at the castle of Elwan. gouleme : the former, however, has since gen, in the duchy of Wirtemberg. He is returned to Spain.

said to bave saved property to the amount ITALY.

of seven millions ! The Pope, we are told, has made some The German Papers contain a project strong expostulations on the subject of the for carving a new kingdoin out of France Piratical States to the Sovereigas at Paris ; for the Archduke Charles ; to consist of and observed, that, instead of desolating a the ancient Lorraine, Alsace, Franche fine country like France, they should unite Comte, and some other portions of territheir efforts to tame those scourges of tory ; an'l including the fortresses of Be. Europe, and fosterers of the plague, which sançon, Strasburg, Landau, Schlestadt, their superstition prevents their taking Befort, Verdun, Montmedi, Metz, Thion. apy precaution against.

ville, and other strong places, with a poKing Ferdinand of Naples has issued a pulation of 3,500,000 inhabitants. Whedecree permitting the importation of corn ther this project is merely imaginary, or into the port of Naples free of all duties; is actually in contemplation, a short pe. and offering, in addition, a bounty of three riod probably will disclose. carlines per bushel on all so imported.

WEST INDIES. The fortress of Gaeta has surrendered It is with much pleasure we announce to the King of Naples.

the surrender of Guadaloupe, on the 10th An article from Naples in the Brussels of August, to a British military and naval Papers states, that a convention was Expedition fitted out in the West Indies concluded between the Allied Puwers, on under the command of Sir James Leith the 4 h July, by wbich the Iorian Isles and Admiral Durhain. The principal arwill be formed into an independent re- ticle of the capitulation is, that the Go. publick, under the protection of Great vernor (Adiniral Comut Linois), the seBritain. The Dalmatian or Ragusan Is- cond in command (General Poyer), and lands of Lissa, Melida, &c. in the Adriatic, all the troops of the line, shall be sent to lately.occupied by the English, have been France as prisoners of war, to be at the incorporated with Dalmaija, and taken disposal of the Duke of Wellington. This possession of by the Austrians.

service was performed with very incon• SWEDEN.

siderable loss on the part of his Majesty's Letters from Gottenburgh communi- forces : the shipping got so near to the cate, that the Swedish Government had shore, that the troops were enabled to land determined to allow the export of timber under their cover, without loss; and in and deais, at the same duties by foreign The at:ack only 16 men were killed, and as by Swedish shipping : this concession Capt. Lynch, 63d foot, severely, Lieut. is regarded as highly advautageous. Reickards, 961h foot, slightly, and 47 men GERMANY

wounded The enemy bad about 200 By the Hamburgh Papers it appears, that killed and wounded, but no officer of dis. a notification has been made to the Senate tinction was among the number. Borh of that city, stating that England will in this and in the affair of Martinique, Sir exert itself to procure from France the James Leith appears to have conducted res itution of those funds which Davoust himself, in very critical circumstances, with stole from the Bank of Hamburgh. admirable promptitude,spirit, and decision.

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