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ing the ancient family restored; yet that "they may be afraid of encreasing the partisans of Bonaparte by publicly declaring in their favour, or of putting an apparent affront on the French nation, by seeming to choose for it a monarch. The Allies evidently stand on the best possible footing with the French people, and they are wise not to endanger their ground. If they were to defeat Bonaparte in a general battle, and to obtain possession of Paris, then the friends of the Bourbons would feel confidence in declaring themselves, because they would know they could be protected. At present they must remain quiet, or they may be cut elf, to the great injury of the cause.” One would have thought, .after this sage advice to the allied Sovereigns, and to the partisans of the Bourbon race, to remain quiet for the present; to avoid every step which might increase the friends of Napoleon ; to be anxious not to ' affront the French people by seeming to choose a monarch for them ; and to be careful not to

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drawn from the premises. But here, as in almost every other case, this prostituted journal has shown its contempt of all principle, all decency, all propriety, and all truth; for on the very same day, in which the above remarks appeared, its columns announced, in the form of a second edition, accounts of the entrance of Monsieur into France, in a way which showed its entire approbation of the measure, although Bo

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ral battle, and although the Allies had not “ obtained possession of Paris.” The following is the manner in which the above intelligence was announced in the Courier ofthe 9th inst.-—“ .S'econdedition-Jiourkr Office, 3 o’olock.—¥Ve have made inquiries at places where the best information might heexpected, and have received three copies of the following letter from different quarters, which we have no doubt is geguine: Vesoul, 22d of Feb. 18M.— \Ve left Basie on Sunday the 19th, and have arrived in Franche Comte. We have been received in all the French towns and villages with acclamations by the whole of the people, and with cries of Vive le Roi Louis XVIII. Vt'l’t [es Bourbons. The people are enchanted with our dear Prince, who has conducted himself with great aH'ability and condescension. The old, the women and the children kissed his hands and his cloaths. Happiness was painted in every face, and the people were so touched with the alfability of‘ Monsieur, that tears ofjoy flowed on all sides. The old said, “ we shall die contented, since we have had the good fortune of beholding the return of our ancient Masters, who have ever lired in our bearts."—~t Others said, “ I give you my heart, for On arriving here, at Vesoul, the whole population, about 5000, came out to meet us. They requested we would walk in on foot, that they might behold their Prince._Gentlemen arrive from all parts, announcing that the peasants of their communes place themselves at their service, and desire to march for their legitimate sovereign. A person hasjust arrived from Alsace, requesting powers to raise a legion with the white cocltade. Every place desires to All France is ready to rise. 1f attempts are. made to throw dilliculties in the way, it will be found that France will liberate herself. The first day-Monsieur entered France, we travelled thirty-three leagues (about seventy

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miles) in the territories of his august an~ cestors. Had he been an angel from heaven, l/ze people could not have shewn more eagerness and joy at receiving him. It is not my intention here to make any remarks upon the above precious document, and that for a reason which, I dare say the reader has anticipated—namely, that the in tclligence comes in most questionable shape; in the lorm of a privale (alter, and that even wit/mu! any 5 gualure. it is besides dated as far back as the 22nd ol February, since which government have had oflicial accounts from France so late as the 2nd inslan-l, without one word being said either about the entrance of Louis, or the “ en— chantment” oi " the old women and childtjen,” who are said to have “ kissed his hands and his clothes,” and to have she'd “ tears ol'joy” on seeing the “ dear prince." -——-~l have no hesitation, therefore, in saying, that the whole appears to me a most impudent jaln'iculitm invented lor stock jabbing- purposes. I shall not be sorry, however, to learn that it has had the eiiect intended; for if there are people so {oolish, so credulous, as to believe such ridiculous lies, they ought to sull‘er for their folly and credulity.

In No. 3, ol the Regisler for the present year, [published at full length, the proqlumalion q/l/te llaurbons, and made some copious remarks upon it by way of answer. As the subject has been again revived, and the number which contained the proclamation and answer is in great request, and all the copies sometime ago disposed of, I intend republishing the same in a separate

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form, and if leisure permits, to illustrate my observations, by extracts from the CODE Narouzou.

Occuttncnccs or THE Warn—The last French bulletin stated, that a “ flag of truce was sent by Prince Schwartzenburgh to propose an armistice" to Bonaparte on the ‘2.3d ult., while he was at “ the little town of Chatres ;" and that on the next day “ Count Elahaut, Aide-de~Camp of the Emperor Napoleon: Count Ducca, Aidetie-Camp of the Emperor ol'Austria ; Count Schonwaloil', Aide-de~Camp of the Emperor of Russia; and General Rauch, Chief of the Engineer Corps of the King of Prussia, have assembled at Lusigny, in order to treat oi the conditions of a suspension of arms." As i have noticed in another part of the Register, not a word is said of this important occurrence in the dispatches published in our Gazelle, thou b they are said to detail the whole events 0% the war down to the 2d inst. Paris papers have arrived to the 6th, but they contain nothing of an oflicial nature. A minor paper of the 4th has the following article :—“ The latest letters from the head-quarters, received yesterday evening, announce that the different corps of the army are performing grand manmuvres, and that his Majesty continues to enjoy the best health." Under the head “ The Emperor Napoleon and his Army,” the reader will find the particulars of the different movements of the contending armies, as far as they had transpired when the Register was sent to press.

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to the purposes in view. It is intended to print these documents in the same type, form, and size of paper with the Register itself. The price will, of course, be proportionahly lower, because no stamps will be required, as it will be unnecessary to dispatch this part of the work by post. There will be, as at present, an Index Sheet to the Weekly Numbers, and another Index to the Public Papers. The latter publication may be taken, to be bound up with the Weekly Numbers, or not, at the option of the Reader.

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SUMMARY OF POLITICS.

Loan GOCHRANE and the Hon. Coons/ms JottNsToNE. Few persons have been worse treated, upon any occasion, than the gentlemen whose names stand as a title to this-article, have been treated by the London prints and their prompters upon occasion of the recent [max on the Stock Exchange. The nature of the hoax, its history, and its effects, having been fully detailed in the public prints, I shall merely state the substance of the charge preferred against Lord Cochrane and his Uncle. A trick having been played off, through the means of a pretended oflicer arriving from France with news of the death of Napoleon, and of the hoisting of the Bourbon cockade at Paris, a sudden rise was produced in the price of the funds. The hoax was soon discovered, and, it was asserted, that the pretended officer went to the house of Lord Cochrane, where, it was said, and said in print, that a part of his dress was found by a Bowstreet olficer, though it is not stated upon what authority, or in virtue of what law, that Bow-street oificer either searched for, or took away, that article of dress. In the meanwhile, the news-papers teemcd with insinuations against his Lordship, his Uncle, the Hon. Cochranejohnstone, and Mr. Butt, said to be their agents in agrand scheme of speculation and imposition. I will not quote the particular instances, which will, probably, ‘become the cause of more serious inquiry; but, I cannot help observing, that, from the beginning to the end, there appeared to be, in these publications, as mali'cious a spirit as I ever saw at work in mylile. Very busily engaged in some important private concerns in the country, I was not able, last week, to pay that attention to this matter, which the matter itself merited, and which my heart as well as my mind would have disposed me to give it. But, I shall now, with the authentic documents before me, oH'er to my readers those reasons which have led me to the conclusion, first, that the. gentlemen ac~ cused have been falsely accused in the public prints : and, secondly, that, if they had

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really been the contrivers of the hoax, and had actually profited from its success, they would not have been chargeable with the commission of anyfraud, or any immoral act, if all gambling be not immoral. I have had no communication with either my Lord Cochrane or his Uncle, except that the latter, in a short note, received on Sunday, desired me to suspend my judgment, until the Report of the Exchange Committee should cotne out. I wanted no such request; l‘or I did not care what the Report might be; my only fear really being, that he had not won the sum of money, which the news-papers told me he had won.— However, we will first take the Documents in their regular order: I. The Report of the Committee of the Stock Exchange; 2. The Minutes of the Evidence on which that Report was founded ; 3. The Affidavit of Lord Cochrane; 4. A Letter of Mr. Cochranejohnstone; 5. A Letter of Mr. Butt. ——When the reader has gone patiently through these, I shall oli'er him my remarks upon the subject, which will, in part, arise out of the malignant efforts, which some of the public prints are still making against the characters of the gentlemen accused. I perceive, and I perceive it with regret. that Mr. Cochrane Johnstone and Mr. Butt‘ talk of legal prosecution of those who have made the publications in question. I am sure thatthey could not succeed in such a pursuit against the Stock Exchange Committee, who accuse them of nothing fraudulent, or criminal, other than the sort of immorality, if there be any, attached to gambling; and, as to the ‘vipers ol' the press, who think that they ought to have all the loose money in the kingdom, they are too low for notice in a court of justice. Here follow the documents :—

Report of the Sub-Committee qf the Stock Exchange, relative to the lnle fraud.— Gommittee-room, March 7.

The Sub-Committee of the Stock Exchange, appointed to inquire into the circumstances relative to the late fraud on the public, have unanimously agreed upon the following

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REPORT.

It appears in evidence, frotn the examination of various parties, and is already well known to the public, that a person, representing‘ himself to he Colonel R. Du Bourgh, Aide-dc Camp to Lord Cathcart, came to the Ship Inn, at Dover, about one o'clock, on the morning of the ‘21st of February. He stated, that he had just arrived from the coast of France; that he brought the intelligence that Bonaparte had been slain in battle; that the Allied Armies were in Paris; and that peace was certain. He immediately ordered a post~chaise and four to he got ready; and after having dispatched a letter to Admiral Foley, at Deal, communicating to him the above information, with a view to its being forwarded to Government by the telegraph, ' set of? with all expedition \0 London. This pretended messenger has been traced all the way to town, and it appears, that, about a quarter before nine o'clock, he arrived at Marsh~ gate, Lambeth, where he alighted, and got into a hackney-coach,— in which he was taken to No. 13, Green-street, Grosvenor-square. It likewise appears in evidence, lrom the examination of various persons, that {whilst this grand plot was carrying on 'rom Dover to London), a sort of under-plot was alsotcarrying on from North Fleet to London. For, on the same morning, a person ofthe name of Ralph Sandom, who had absented himself from the Rules of the King's Bench, set ofl“ from North Fleet, in company with two other persons dressed as foreigners, in a post-chaise to Dartford. When they arrived there, they got into a post-chaise and four for London. They decked the horses with laurel, and directing the post-boys to drive over London Bridge, and through the City, they circulated on their way the same news as the pretended Du Bourgh at Dover. This chaise assed over Blackfriars-hridge, and stoppedJ also within a short distance of the Marsh-gate. The Sub-Committee, for various reasons which it is unnecessary here to allude to, refrain from making any observations on the evidence which they' have obtained relative to this subject. They therefore communicate it without a single comment. Their only object has been to endeavour to find out the principal agents in this disgraceful and dishonourable transaction; and they are happy to state, that there is every reason'to hope that the chain of evidence which they have ‘been enabled to obtain, will finally-lead to a fuli discovery of the olfending parties; at the same

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time they have the satisfaction of being able to declare, that it does not appear that any Member of the Stock Exchange has been implicated in the knowledge or participle tion of a measure which would have inevitably rendered him liable to expulsion from the House. It is unnecessary here to state the time and attention which the SubComtnittee have devoted to the investigation of this subject. They cannot, however, refrain from noticing the great difliculties and delay which they have experienced in obtaining information on those points, which would have enabled them to have brought their labours toa tnore speedy and complete issue. For though they have had every means of assistance, voluntarily rendered tothetn by His Majesty's Government and by the Bank of England, in those cases where it was very essential and desirable, yet having no legal power to compel the attendance of persons whose evidence would have been of the greatest importance, they have been obliged to resort to a more indirect mode of procurintr the information on which their report is founded. Although the Suh-Gommittee, in thus presenting the result of their labours, may be considered as virtually dissolved, yet they beg leave to state, that they are ready and willing to continue their exertions, as long as they may be considered necessary. They are in possession of still further information on the subject, which it is considered proper not to disclose at present, and which they hope and expect will eventually crown their efforts with complete success.

Canoes Lsunexcs, Chairman. CHARLES NAIRNE, Deputy Chairman. BENJAMIN OAKLEY.

Lewis ANDREW or LA Cnwner're. CHRISTOPHER TERRY. ' FRANCIS WAKEFIELD.

FRANCIS BAILEY. Jonu Lewis.

john CAPEL. VVILLIAM HAMMOND.‘

Minutes of Evidence.

Thomas Shilling stated, that he is a postboy at the Marquis ofGranby Inn, at Dartford—that he took up a person about half past seven o'clock on Monday morning, February the 21st; that he drove the wheel horses; that when the gentleman got into the chaise, the waiter asked him if he knew of any news, to which he replied that “ it was all over;" that when the waiter asked him what he meant by its being all over, he said that .Bonaparte was torn in a

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thousand pieces, and that the Cossacks fought for a share-ofhim; that, at thesame time he said this, he was in the chaise; that he ordered the post-boys to drive'i'ast, and that they accordingly did drive very fast for the first three miles; but when they came to Bexley-‘heath, he told them they need not drive so fast; ‘that he said his husiness was not so» particular now, since he thought the telegraphs could work. Shilling replied, that he was sure they could not, as he knew all the telegraphs; that the gentleman then looked out of the chaisewindow and said, “ Post-boy! you need not mention the news as you go along;" to which Shilling replied, “ I shall not, Sir, unless you desire it;" and at the same time asked him what the news was. The gentleman then told him exactly what he had stated to the waiter, with these additional circumstances, that he came ashore within two miles of Dover, the Frenchmen being afraid to come-nearer; that he came from the place where he landed to the Ship Inn at Dover, and left it at two o’clock in the morning; that he had sent the intelligence to the Port-Admiral at Deal, in order that the telegraph might be worked, and that he was obliged-t0 do so. The gentleman then said no more to the p0st~boys till they got

‘to Shooter’sHill, when they dismounted

and walked by the side of the horses. He gave them out of the chaise part ol'a bottle

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layer's-Arms. He replied, “ 1 shall not get out there; that won't do; and asked if there was not a coach-stand in Lambethroad, and desired him to drive on to that place, as the chaise would go faster than a coach. At the same time the Gentleman told Shilling, that he need not mention any thing as he went on, but that on returning he might mention it to whom he pleased. When they came to the Stags at Lambeth, The Gentleman then drew up the side-blind ol the chaise

, (at the corner where he sat), as if to hide

himself, and the post-boys drove on to Marsh-gate. They stopped at the side ola hackney-coach standing there, and on the chaise-door and coach door being opened, the Gentleman got into the coach and drove olf, after having given 'a gold Napoleon to each of the drivers. Shilling asked the Waterman where the Gentleman ordered the coachman to dr've, and he replied “ to Grosvenor-square." Shilling described the

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Gentleman-as having a large red nose, large whiskers,‘ lace rather blotched, and that when he spoke his eyes seemed to catch; he thinks him about the height of Sayer, the Police-oflicer, but not quite so tall or so lusty: he had a brown surtottt, and a red coat under it; a brown fur cap, with something like silver lace on it. He had also a sword and a small portmanteau, which were laid on the seat of the chaise. He paid for the chaise at Dartiord, and ordered it to drive to Downing-street. Shilling says he has no doubt but that he should know him'again.

Wifliam Crane stated, that he ‘is the driver ofthe hackney-coach, No. 890; that he took up on Monday, February ‘21, at about forty minutes past eight o'clock in the morning, at the Marsh-gate, a Gentleman who had just alighted from a Dartl-ord chaise and four; that he was directed to drive to No. 13, Green'street, Grosvenorsquare, where the Gentleman alighted, and knocking at the door, inquired for Colonel or Captain [the Coachman did not hear the name], and was told by the servant that he was gone to breakfast in Cumberlandstreet: that on receiving this reply, the Gentleman asked if he could write a note to him, and on being answered in the aflirtnative, he-went into the parlour apparently for that purpose; that he took his portmanteau and sword in his hand, and ‘laid them down as iffamiliar with the house; that on Crane’s asking him for more money, he came to the ‘parlour door and gave him another shilling; that Crane then left him in the house, and the door being shut, he drove away; that he should know the house again to which he drove, and also that he should know the Gentleman again by his speech; that he looked likea foreigner, had a cough, and was a red-faced man, about the middle size; that he had on a brown great-coat, with a red coat under it, and a lur cap with gold lace; that the servant who opened the door was a short man, rather elderly, and dressed in black clothes.

Sayer, l/te Palice-oficer, stated, that on Saturday, February the 26th, he Went with William Crane, the hackney-coachman, to Green-street, in order to identify the house. When they arrived there, he des’red’ the coachtnan to knock at the door, and (under some pretence) to inquire for the Gentle

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the area, that the Gentleman did not live

there; that Mr. Durand did live there, but

that ill‘; had jast left it ;--that the family 2

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