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date its execution, let us consent to forget exultation. His Majesty seemed very senwhat is past. : [The left hand side of the fibly affected by the acclamations of the House, and Galleries, teftatied their fatis- crowd. faction at this paragraph.] Let the accula The ceremony was conducted with much tions and the perfecucions, commenced in regularity and order, and the effect was consequence of the Revolution, now drop, grand and impreslive. A large detachment and be buried in a general reconciliation. of National Guards escorced the King, and

" I fpeak not of thone who have been die the procesiion movec between two lines of termined by their attachment to me; can the lame troops. His acceptance before the you yourselves think them guilty?

Assembly was announced by a general dife " As for those who, by exceffes, or by charge from the Artillery of the National personal, may have wounded the Guards. Laws in regard to me, I shall prove to them, When the King entred the hall, he was by my clemency, that I am King of ali the accompanied by all his officers, and the Afy French.

(Signed) “ LOUIS." fembly itood up. He feated himself befiue " P.s. I thipk, Gentlemen, that it is in the President, and and addressed the Afiem. the place where the Constitution has been bly in the following words: formed, that I ought to pronounce my so. " ( come solemniy to consecrate my aca lenn acceptation of it; I hali in confe- ceptation of the constitutional codi: In quence repair to-morrow to the National consequence of which I swear (the members Allembly,"

now fat down] to be faithful to the nation, and

to the law to employ all the power' with which M. la Fayette rose and said, " I hould not I am entrusted in maintaining the confiitution de do justice to the sentiments with which the creed by the Natronal Assembly, and to caufe the Allembly has just recsived the King's re- laws to be executed.commendation of a garal ainnelty, were The King sat down, and the hall resound. I to do any more than simply to move it in cd with applauses, after which he proceedthe 'orm of a decree :

“ The National Assembly, after hearing “ May this great and memorable epoch the King's message, by which he accepts be that of the re-establishment of peace and the Constituțional Act, and adopting the union, and become the basis of the welfare sentiments expressed by the King on the of the people, and of the prosperity of the cevation of all prosecutions relative to the enspire!" events of the Revolution, decree as fol he hall resounded for several minutes lows :

with applauses, and thouts of Vive le Roi ! “ First, All persons in arreft, or under The President, on his legs. " Abuses of accufation, on account of the King's de- long tanding, which had triumphed over parture, Mall be instantly liberated, and all the good intentions of the belt of Kings profecutions against them shall cease. and had unceasingly braved the authority

“ Second, The Committees of Constitue of the throne, had oppressed France The tion and Criminal Jurisprudence, Thall pre- King remained sitting, and the Prelident fent to-morrow, at the opening of the sit- fat down. Depository of the wishes, of ting, a decrec to anno immediately all pro- the rights, and of the power of the people, fecutions relative to the events of the hea the National Affembly ha established, by volution.

the dellruction of all abuses, the foiid balio A decree fhall also be presented to- of public prosperity; Sire, what this Ale" morrow to abolish the use of passports, and sembly has decreed, the national concur. a:mull all the nomcntary imreciments to rence has ratified. The mcit complete exem Wie liberty which the Conftitution assures to cation of its decrees in all parts of the em alı French citizens, oj going and coming, pire attests the generat fentiment. It de. buth out of ana into the kingdom.

ranges the weak plans of those whom dif. “ A deputation of lixty W.cmbers fall content has too long kept blind to their own. infantly go and present the above decree to interests. It pronules to your Majesty, that the King.'

your wishes for the welfare of the French 'This was decreed by acclamation, will no longer be vain.

“ The National Asembly has nothing Paris, Sept. 14.

more to desire on this ever-memorable day, Agreeably to his intention expressed in in which you complete, in its bosom, by tlich his letter of yesterday, the King, this day, most sok mu engagement, the acceptation of at twelve o'clock, repaired to the National Confitutional Royalty. It is the attachment Affembly, and perfonaliy confirmed his ac of the French-it is their confidence, who ceptance of the Constitution, The Hall, corfer upon you that pure and respectable and all the avenues to it, through which title to the most desirable crown in the un. the King passed, were crowded with people, verse ; and what fecures it to you, Sire, is who generally exprelied the Head Lively the unperisable authority of a cankizut on


Ercely decreed. It is the invincible force of America, the Levant, and States of Bare a people who feel themselves worthy of lie bary. berty-it establishes the necessity which fo • The importations from abroad inte great a nation will always have of an here. France, which amounted in 1988 to 309 ditary monarchy.

millions, had a real advance in 1789 to 345 “ When your Majesty, waiting from es millions, but from a circumstance perfectly perience the lights which are about to be unconnected with the Revolution. The {pread by the practical result of the consti dearth of grain obliged us this last year to ention, promises to maintain it within, and import in grain, flour, and pulle, to the ato defend it from attack from without, the mount of 73 millions, articles, which in the nation, trusting both to the Justice of its total of importations of 1788, are calculate rights, and to the consciousness of its force ed only at 13 millions ; so that without and courag-, and to the loyalty of your co this dearth, onr importations in 1789 would operation, can entertain no apprehension of have been 17 millions less than in 1988. alarms from without, and is about to con “ On the other hand, it appears that the tribute, by its tranquil confidence, to the articles of manufacture which we oftenfibly Speedy fuccess of its internal government.

received from abroad, amount only to 57 " What ought to be great in your eyes, millions, whilst the same articles in 1788 Sire, dear to our hearts, and what will ap Itood the nation in a sum of 62 millions : pear with lustre in our history, is the epoch we appear then to have paid a tax ok 5 mil' of this regeneration; which gives to Frances, lions leis, to foreign industry, than during citizens to the French, a country-to you, the year of the Revolution. as a King, a new title of grandeur and “ The exportations of France to all the glory and to you again, as a man, a new Powers or Countries of Europe, amounted fource of enjoyment, and new sensations of in merchandize, in 1788, to a fum of 365 happiness.”

millions"; this sum, for 1789, forms only The King did not appear in the Cordon 357 millions for the last-mentioned period Bleu.

of the Revolution. But this small diminu. The King, who is now as popular as a tion on a total of exportation of such extent few weeks lince saw him contemned, gave is fo much the less alarming, as it falls on a new matter to feed the frenzy of applause, Small rise in 1789 of certain articles, of by refusing to wear the Blue Ribband when which there is a Itaple in fome ports of the going to address the Assembly.He faid, kingdom, and which only produce very he did not wish for any external mark, by moderate profit of warehouting and comwhich he might be distinguished from other miflion. citizens. His rejection of this ornament has been of uife to his cause; when the edly, Of our Connections with the ISLANDS OF eninds of men are in a state of fermentation, objects trifling in themselves are frequently * Our Commerce with the Hands of A. important in their consequences.

merica, and the parts of Africa which are In the evening there were splendid illu- dependant on them include on the one minations all over Paris.

hand expeditions from France with mere

chandize of all forts, and on the other the Swhftance of a Report on the situation return into our ports in the production of

America. of the French Foreign Commerce,

« Our expeditions, during the three years during the Revslution in 1789. which precede the Revolution, amounted to Presented to the National Assembly from tbe 98 millions and in 1789 got no farther

than 78. This deicit of 20 millions was Committees of Agriculture and Commerce.

equally a consequence of the dearth which U GENTLEMEN,

distressed France in 1789. - The Foreigners

allowed to supply with provisions our Co* We than consider the external oom lonies, which we were unable entirely to mercial connexions of France under five di- fubfift, took advantage of the facility of acvisions : Ist, Its connexions with Europe; cess to introduce, along with flour, other 2dly, Its cennexions with our American articles of commerce, in addition to those Iflands, 3dly, Its out-fits for the East Indies; of France. Athly, Our Fisheries ; sthly, The State of “ As to the returns into our ports of the Navigation in the feas of Europe, and on produđions of America during the years our own coasts.

1786, 1787, 1788, they formed a medium mt, Of French Commerce in EUROPE.

of 100 millions, and in 1789 the sum-total

rose to 218 millions, holding out an increase, # Under this first division, we include of 28 millions in the year of the Revolunot only our connexions with Spain, Portu tion. Thus the advantages are still found gal, Italy, England, and the nations of the to balance the disadvantages in carrying on North, but likewise the United States of this branch of French Commerce.

3dly, of


their cargo.

3dly, Of our out-fits for the EAST-INDIES.

ENGLAND. “ In directing your attention, Gentle

The King and Queen, with the Princeffee men, to the out-fits destined for the EastIndies , which include our connexion with Royal, Augusta and Elizabeth, have resido

ed since the beginuring of this month at the Islands of France and Bourbon, and our

Weymouth, for the convenience of fea batho ettablishments in India and in China, you ing: in coníequence of which that place will recollect that there were dispatched has beconre the resort of all the fashionable from France twenty-four thousand tons

world not before too deeply engaged. The charged with fixteen millions in merchan- Kirg according to all accounts enjoys a most dize and piafters, for these latitudes, either perfe& state of health. on account of merchants, or those concerned in the ancient association, the French

King's BATHING MACHINE. India Company. The mediumt of these

The nracline forms the figure of an ober out-fits, taken for 1786, 1787, 1788, ao long at its bsafe, and is without lining, er mounted to the fame number of twenty- cept the window curtains ; it is painted four thousand tons ; but the fun laid out white, with blue pannels

, and red cornice in merchandise, piatters, and the expence of Both inside and out. It forms a semicircle; the expedition, for med 19 millions, three millions more than the value of the cargoes sea is the British flag, elevated on a 'pole a-,

on the upper extreniity of the end next the fent out during the year of the Revolu- bout ten feet long; and on the opposite tion,

end, the British crown; at the height of aaf This variation proceeded from the un bout two feet from the top, on the front, certainty which at this period those con is fixed a painting of tlie King's arms. cerned in the Ancient India Company might be supposed to feel respecting the continu

Her Majesty often enjoys the sea air ir ance of their privilege, a fource of inquie- the heat of the day, by having a bathing tude which they had laboured under since machine drawn into the sea, and fitting at 1788, and which induced them to diminish work or reading, with the Princesses, and

their attendancs, for three or four hours 4thly Of the Fisheries.


and we have the pleasure of hear

ing so much benefit has been receixed, that “ The most important of the French her Majesty has appeared several evenings Fisheries, and the only one of which your on the walk with his Majesty and the PrinCommittee could procure complete inscr- celles, which she was not able to accomplish mation, is the Cod fishery, on the coast of before. Newfoundland, in America. This partica. lar branch of industry, which fornis à school New GOVERNMENT IN CANADA of failers for the French Marine, has been The patronage of this new settlement, as less considerable in 1787 than the preceding of every other colony, is divided between years. In fact, instead of the annual me

the Secretary of State for the Home Dec dium of the three preceding years, which partment, and the Treafury. The law of amounted to 48,000 tons employed in the fices, &c. are in the gift of the first; those Cod-fi ihery, in 1789 the number did not belonging to the revenue, of the latter. In exceed 41,000.

the prefent instance, however, Colonel SimThe produce in money of this fishery ap coe has been allowed to recommend certain pears equally contiderable for this last period, persons, chiefly loyalists, whose claims are and instead of 14 millions, which it had general, having, for their attachment to brought the three preceding years, procur Great Britain, suffered botli loss of proper ed only a fum of 12 millions. This dimi- ty and personal proscription. The acquiefnution ought to be attributed to the colla cence and humanity of Government, in refion of the English and Free Americans, fpect to this appointment, must receive the who contrived to difappoint the French concurrent approbation of the public. fishers, by finding means to supply us with their fish, while they eluded the payment ENGLISH FUNDS AT AMSTERDAM. of the duty imposed on importation, in or By advices received from Holland, we der to establish a preference in favour of the learn, that the state of the British Funds in French fishery.

Amsterdam is much higher than even “ But you have reason to hope, Gentle here. men, that this disadvantage will quickly The Dutch have ever been esteemed to difappear, in consequence of the fage mea- posiels as mach consummate wisdom in the sure which you have adopted in decreeing application of their monies, as in the admion the demand of your Committee, the, niftration of their polity; it is therefore a maintenance and increase of bounties, for matter of no small magnitude to the en. this branch fo“ impertant to your com. creating prosperity of this country, to find merce."

that this industrious people, as the last ac

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counts inform us, has raised the English Sept. 5. John Lowden, Efq. of Cloak, to Funds to the following rates, viz.

Miss Moore.
Baal Scock


Dr George Moncreiff of Perth, to Mift India ditto


Janet Lyon of Ogle.
And Confols


- 12. Charles Granvillc Stuart Mon

teath, Esq. of Closeburn, to Miss Ludivina By late accounts from India there is great Loughman of London. reason to believe, that 100 at least of the Lieut. Robert Wright of the Artillery, British prisoners taken last war are still alive to Miss Isabella Mabane. in the fervice of Tippoo Sultan in different 19. George Monro, Efq. of Glafgow, parts of his territories. Two seamen who to Miss Lilias Murdoch. cscaped, came home in the Worcester. It Mr John Robertfin, manufacturer at does not appear that either they or their Dalkeith, to Miss Jane Pair of Kelfo. fellow-prisoners were mutilated, as has heen reported. A rigorous enquiry into the fate

BIRTHS. of these unhappy men, and their relief from

Aug. 26. Mrs Gordon of Wardhouse de captivity, must undoubtedly be one of the livered of a daughter. mot desirable consequences of our vice 24. Mrs Pringle at Ormiston of a son. tories.

30. Mes Cheape of Roffie of a daughter.

Sept. 9. Mrs Drummond of Stragcach of SCOTLAND

a fon.

21. Mrs Wemyfs of Wemyss of a son. EDINBURGH, Sept, 3. The following Gentlemen were chosen

DEATHS. into the direction of the Company of Mer.

Aug. 20. Capc. Mark Kerr of the other chants of this city, for the ensuing year. regiment of dragoons: * ROBERT YOUNG, Esq. MASTER. 22. William Willar of Starr, Esq. ASSISTANTS.

28. Miss Douglas Trotter, youngest Mell. Chas. Cowan Sir Wm. Forbes, Bart. daughter of Thomas Trotter, Esq. of More David Miln Miell. Neil Macvicar

tonhall. Thos. Campbell Rob. Ramsay

29. Mrs Clerk, widow of the late ComRob. Forr-itr

Jas. Mansfield

miffary Clerk. John Vernon John Hutchison

31. Lady Dowager Abercrombie of Birke Rob. Gourlay

John White


Sept. I. Mr William Brugh merchant is Mr Walter Lothian.


4. Mr Thomas Crichton merchant in Sept. 12. The University of Edinburgh Dundee. gonferred the degree of Dodor of Medicine

7. Mr John Scott late surgeon in the upon the following gentlemen, after they oth reg. of dragoons. had gone through the usual public and pri

8. Mr James Brodie, surgeon in EdinYate trials :

burgh. DisserTATIONES

9. Mrs Jean Erskine, daughter of the From JAMAICA.

INAUGАRALES. laté John Erskine of Balgownic, Efq. Mr J. J. Erskine, De Concoctione Alimen

11. Hew Dalrymple, Esq. late of NunFrom St CRC:I. Mr W. Macdougall, De Variolis.

Mr Patrick Baillie, Minister of BorFrom ENGLAND.

rowstonnels. Mr Ed. Bradley, De Discrimine inter Charles M-Dowal, Efq. of Crichan,

Scarlatinam & Cyo late Sheriff of Renfrewshire.

12. Mrs Low of Ferry-bridge. Mr Tof. Clarke, De Tetano.

13. Mr Archibald M. Nab of Newton. Mr W. Okcley, De Hydrocephalo Acuto. 14. Mrs Jean Grant, daughter of the Mr W. Lifter,

De Blenorrhæa a Venere late Sir Archibald Grant of Monymuk.

16. Miss Catharine Bray. From IRELAND.

17. Mr George Pitcairn, late merchant Mr R. D. Jackson. De Arthyrodynia. in Edinhurgh. Mr T. Johnson, De Cyphilide.

Mrs Jane Herriot of Ramornie.

19 Mr Nathaniel Duke of I.ittle Knox. MARRIAGES.

Mrs Shirreff, wife of Mr Alexander Aug. 27. Charles Hay, Esq. merchant in Sheriff, merchant in Leith. Dunbar, to Miss Stag of Yorkshire.

20. Lady Elizabeth Hay, fifter to the Sept. I. Capt. Robert N. Campbell of late Earl of Kinnoul. Hundleshore, to Miss Montgomery, eldest 21. Mr Thomas Murdoch, an eminent daughter of the Lord Chief Barone Piftol-maker,



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