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to the eastward of that harbour, during a
strong north-west gale. Certain death FRANCE.
seemed to await the unfortunate crew, LUCIEN BONAPARTE having demanded and one or two had been actually washed passports to conduct one of his sons to away, when a boat from the Royal Sove. the United States of America, the minis. reign Yacht, manned by Lieutenant C. ters of the allied powers, in a conference Moore and eight seamen, was seen dartheld at Paris on the 18th March, agreed ing through the surf to their relief. Com. that such passports should not be granted modore Owen placed himself at the exeither to himself or his son ; and also, tremity of the jetty, and although rethat another abode than Rome, or the peatedly almost washed away by the sea, Roman States, should be assigned him, by his voice and gestures animated and at a distance from the coast, in order to directed the boat's crew. Before they render the plans of escape which he may could reach the vessel, four had been meditate more difficult.
successively forced into the deep. Of the Paris, April 2.- The Police Court has three survivors two were saved by the pronounced sentence on Rioust for wri. generous and intrepid exertions of Lieuting the pamphlet entitled " Carnot," and tenant Moore, at the utmost hazard of which is declared to contain “principles bis own life and the lives of his crew. The of anarchy, and to be contrary to the third precipitated himself into the sea in fundamental maxims of the monarchy," a fit of despair, and sunk to rise no more. &c. &c. His defence is also pronounced The boat then returned to the jetty, and to be seditious under the appellation of the gallant crew received the thanks and Liberal. He is condemned to two years congratulations of thousands of specta. imprisonment, a fine of 10,000 francs, tors. the privation of civil rights for ten years, Paris, April 20.--An ordinance of the five years of surveillance of the high po. king, dated yesterday, regulates the new lice, and sureties to the amount of 10,000 alterations of the councils of the cabinet, franes more.-M. Rioust has appealed and the council of state. The cabinet against this judgment.
councils are composed, Ist, of all the mi. It is thought that the number of elec. nisters secretaries of state ; 2d, of four tors in Paris will be 10,000. There are ministers of state at the most; and of about 13,000 who pay 300 francs of tax. two counsellors of state named by the es, the qualification of an elector ; but king for each council. The council of 3000 must be deducted for those who state remains composed as it was before, have not attained thirty years of age. but the under secretaries and directors
The stage-coaches, made on the Eng. general of the administration will have a lish model, to run from Paris to St Denis deliberative voice. Another ordinance of and to Versailles, full of company inside, the same day contains a table of the for. top, coach-box, and behind, now forin a mation of the council divided by sections. very extraordinary, sight for the Pari The following general view of the insians, and draw more attention than any come and expenditure for the year 1817, other carriages in the promenade.
will shew, in a summary form, the re. There have been vaccinated in the de. sources and obligations of France: partment of the two Sevres, during 1816, Public debt and sink. Receipts. Expenses. two thousand individuals. This number ing fund. ......157,000,000 157,000,000 is superior to that of preceding years. In
Ordinary ex. J Perm...546,190,550 599,693,836
penses, Tempor. 54,409,117 81,650,503 the departorient of the Meurthe there Extraordinary Do....311,631,591 430,915,859 were vaccinated 15,600 individuals dy.
Totals, .- 1,069,260,258 1,069,260,258 ring the same year. The prefect of that department has given premiuins to those The English officers of the garrison of who are distinguished by their zeal in Cambray have undertaken to provide promoting vaccination.
120 lb. of bread daily, for gratuitous de. By a letter from Calais, dated April livery among the poor of that city. 17th, we learn, that the day before, the City of Paris Loan. — The following Eleonora, from Nantz to Dunkirk, with are the accurate particulars of the loan a crew of seven men, was driven on shore which has recently been concluded be
tween the city of Paris and several emi. in Galicia. In consequence of these events nent French houses :
the French Government had adopted all The city borrows 33 millions of francs, necessary precautions on the frontiers or about £1,320,000 sterling, for which towards Spain. it gives 33,000 obligations of 1000 francs According to letters from Barcelona of each, payable from the 1st October 1817, the 10th May, it appears, that the sen. to the 1st July 1829, both included. The tence of death passed on General Lacy period when these obligations will be paid was still suspended, and it was the gene. is to be decided by a lottery every quar- ral opinion, that if carried into execution, ter of a year, so that there will be 48 he would never undergo the same in that lotteries, the first to commence with 523 city, or within the limits of the province obligations, the second 530, the third 537, of Catalonia, as this unfortunate officer, the fourth 544, and so on, adding seven above all others, is the greatest favourite obligations each drawing, which will of the Catalans. make in 48 lotteries the whole 33,000. Madrid, May 20.-After long and Each obligation bears an interest of 6 per warm discussions, it appears that M. de cent. per annum, payable quarterly from Garay has succeeded in obtaining the ge. the day the money is advanced to that neral approbation of the system of finance when it is repaid, which will be when the attributed to bim, and of which the prinnumber is drawn, and there are certain cipal bases are as follows: prizes to be drawn every quarter, from 5 The maximum of the ecclesiastical be. francs to 50,000 francs for each obliga. nefices is fixed at 20,000 reals (5000 tion which comes up, and which prizes francs, or about £210 sterling). Half of amount in the whole to upwards of six the revenue of bishoprics and archbishopmillions of francs. Thus, for instance, rics shall be consigned to the coffers of the highest prize on the 1st of October the state. The fifth of the product of 1817 is 20,000 francs, so that the hold. the signorial rights is equally applied to er of that obligation which is drawn the the state funds. prize on that day, will receive for his A general land-tax shall be laid on all 1000 francs advanced 21,012 francs, 30 landed property without exception. cents. for his capital, interest, and prize, The customs in the interior are sup. and the least he can receive is 1017.- pressed, and there are to be no more, exThe circumstance which led to such a cept in the frontiers and in the sea-ports. transaction was the daily expense incur. The privileged provinces, such as Bisred by keeping down the price of bread cay, Navarre, &c. are subject to the geto 18 sous for 4 lb. the cost of which has neral law. not been less than 75,000 francs, or The king guarantees anew the whole £3150 per diem.
of the public debt. Sometime ago a conspiracy was detected at Bordeaux, which seems to have
GERMANY had for its object to overturn the present In an article from Frankfort, dated 4th government. Six individuals, none of April, it is said the Prussian Government them known to possess much influence, gives us, since the return of peace, the have been condemned to death, and nine first example of repayment of national to different terms of imprisonment. debt in specie. Obligations have been
extinguished here, in presence of notary SPAIN.
and witnesses, to the amount of 2,200,000 A courier extraordinary from Madrid florins. This has made great noise in the has brought intelligence of the death of trading world, and will raise very much the Infant Don Antonio, brother of the credit of the Prussian State. Charles IV. He expired at Madrid, the A private letter from Vierna, dated 20th April, after a short illness. He was April 12, says,-" The unexpected arriborn at Naples, the 31st December 1755. val of the Princess of Wales on the 9th
The Madrid Gazette announces, that of the month, produced a general sensaan extraordinary drought prerails in Ar. tion, and embarrassed great numbers. ragon and Catalonia. Entire villages have She put up at the hotel called the Embeen abandoned on account of the want press of Austria, having found nobody at of water, even for the first necessities of home at the hotel of Lord Stewart, where life.
she wished to alight. Lord Stewart, the It appears by the French accounts, that momert that he heard of the intended the late conspiracy in Spain was much arrival of the Princess, set off with all his more extensive than was at first imagined; family for the country ; a conduct which 300 officers were taken up with General' the Princess, as well as the Austrian Lacy, and nearly all the officers of the public, took in very ill part. The Prin. forty-one battalions in Catalonia were im. cess, the day before yesterday, complain. plicated. Similar plots had taken place ed openly at her table, in very strong terms, and declared that she would in commissions in the army is limited, the form her daughter of it, and would her. pension fund of a million of dollars is self never forgive Lord Stewart for this placed under a new direction, wounded behaviour.”
officers are entitled to larger annuities, Stuttgard, April 30.-It is believed and a separate establishment is founded that the basis of the change which the for the support of their widows and or. Prussian Government intends to make phans. All this concerns only the offi. in its ancient forms, is the establishment cers: the privates have their own hospi. of two consultative chambers, or a spe. tal in the formerly celebrated convent of cies of deliberative councils, but the so- St Brigitta, at Wadstena, besides two vereign power to remain without dimi. hospitals for the invalids of this garrison ; nution in the hands of the king.
and they enjoy a considerable revenue The Flanders mail supplies us with the from all appointments that are made out, substance of a very singular decree of one besides one per thousand on the sale of of the minor German Electors. It is said all estates. It is now in conteinplation that the Prince Elector of Cassel, desirous to found for their benefit a still larger esof avoiding confusion in the system of the tablishment, towards which near 200,000 ancient government, has published a de. dollars, in voluntary contributions, have cree, in which he directs that every ho. been already received. nourable title and distinction, especially The Hamburgh mail has brought an that of Monsieur, should be forbidden additional proof of the extreme folly of with the class of citizens and peasants. It the new commercial system, by which is in future to be confined to the nobility, the Swedish government is influenced. A the officers of state, and to students. This decree has been published at Stockholm, is not only the subject of a decree, but it prohibiting the sale of coffee in inns, ho. is actually put in practice, and the last tels, coffee-houses, taverns, &c. under Official Gazettes of Cassel (as it is archly severe penalties, and the use of foreign stated) allow the most distinguished ci. wines, known by the names of cham. tizens of the place no other humble dis paigne, Burgundy, canary, malmsey, tinction than the love and respect of their sack, cape, or tokay. All foreign liquors, neighbours.
spirits, brandy, cider, and beer, are also Nuremberg, May 17.--Societies have prohibited. All this is a wretched imi. lately been formed in several German ci. tation of Bonaparte's continental plan of ties against the use of English manufac. exclusion, suggested probably by Berna. tures. In the industrious and manufac. dotte. turing countries of Silesia and Saxony, the most considerable towns are expected
SWITZERLAND. to follow this example.
The accounts from Switzerland conti.. The German papers give a very dis- nue to be of the most distressing nature. tressing account of the state of commerce In the eastern cantons there is almost a in Germany ; that once great mart for famine. Zurich is endeavouring to get goods and merchandise of every descrip. corn from Genoa and Venice; Uri, from tion, the Leipsic fair, seems to have de. Italy ; Fribourg has adopted severe meaclined considerably. Scarcely any busi- sures against forestallers and regraters ; ness was done at the last, compared with Basle has prohibited the making of wbite what was usually transacted; one ac. bread; Zug has prohibited the exportacount says, that there were 14,000 per. tion of butter; and Schwitz the exportasons less at this fair than at that held at tion of hay. Under these circumstances, Michaelmas.
emigration assumes a more alarming acFrom accounts, up to the 26th May, it tivity-1200 families passed Jurphaas, appears that the spirit of emigration on the 23d ultimo, to embark for Ameincreases in almost every part of Ger. rica ; 600 succeeded them the next day ; many. In fourteen days, from the 1st to and more , were on the way. Many of the 15th of the last month, the number them had been at the head of the linen, of persons, men, women, and children, cotton, and silk manufactures of Switwho passed Mayence on their way down zerland. the Rhine, with the intention of proceed. ing to America, was not less than 5517.
Copenhagen, April 12.- By the last SWEDEN.
accounts from Iceland, we learn that the Stockholm, April 1.-The deputies of inhabitants exert themselves to the ut. the army have now closed their meeting most to encourage internal industry, and (which had not been called together for to banish foreign luxuries. Everywhere I wenty-three years) after two months sit. they now weave their cloth themselves, ting. The organization of this assembly is and in Nordland a single merchant lately now changed; the purchase of the higher had 3000 ells woven. The Icelanders * VOL. I.
have now so far improved, that they can citadel at a time when the regiment, the make cassiinere almost as fine as the 75th, had marched out to blow up the English. They have entirely left off cof- works to kill the governor, and declare fee, tea, and sugar.
the island independent, &c. &c.
Last Wednesday the plot was ripe. At RUSSIA.
twelve o'clock the gates of the town were The governor of the Russian Company, shut, and the houses of the supposed and the Russian consuls in Britain, have conspirators taken possession of by the received an official communication from military. The suspected persons were St Petersburgh, containing the following marched to the palace, to be tried imme. quarantine regulations, which will, we diately. Many papers were found in understand, be rigorously enforced. their houses, with their plans, &c. and
1. “ That no vessels can be admitted the usual commissions were made out. into any ports of the Baltic, unless they It was supposed their trials would have produce a formal document from the been finished that night, when we ex. Danish quarantine establishments, either pected to have received the criminals on at Elsinore, Nyburg, Frederica, or Ton- board, and next morning have witnessed ningen, recognising them free and ex. their execution ; but to the astonishment empt from every infection or suspicion of every body, it was discovered that the whatever.
whole affair was a contrivance of a young 2. “That the ships or vessels coming man belonging to the police, and who to the ports of the White Sea cannot be himself gave the information-hunting, admitted there, if they are not provided as it would appear, for blood money. He with a similar document from Norway himself had made out all the papers; and (viz. from Christiansand) or England, singular as it may appear, had managed from which it may appear, that they to have them secreted in the houses of have observed in either of those king. the different parties whom he denounced. doms a rigorous quarantine, and have He had even collected a quantity of arms been declared there fully purified.
and ammunition, and had employed men 3. “ That in order that no fraud or in the country in making cartridges near deception should be practised, the Ruse the residence of one of these gentlemen. sian government will furnish the forms In fact, a more deep and villainously of quarantine-certificates given at the concerted plan was scarcely ever heard of. above mentioned places, to all the custom. What increases, if possible, the atrocity houses, and commanders of guard ships, of his crime, he had included in his acin the Russian empire.
cusation some of his nearest relatives. (Signed) “ J. A. RIEMER, Sec. This wretch, who has been taken in his • “ Consulate, April 11, 1817.”
own toils, is now under trial, and toGeneral Kosciusko, who continues to morrow, it is expected, he will receive reside in the town of Soleure in Switzer. the punishment which his crime so richly land, and whose beneficence has procured deserves. him the admiration of all the country The proclamation of General Maitland, round, has executed, on the 2d of April, dated 11th February, states in substance, an act, by which he abolishes servitude that the whole of the supposed conspira. on bis domain of Siechroviez, in the pa. cy was the machination of two indivi. latinate of Buckzere, in Poland. He de duals, Spiridion Lepeniotty, and Nicolo clares that his ancient serfs shall in fu. Caracopulo, and that the persons whom ture be exempted from all charges and these incendiaries had implicated, appersonal services, and possess their landspeared, after the most careful investiga. as absolute property. An earnest re- tion, to be altogether unconnected with commendation is added to them, not to it. From motives which we do not well neglect, both for their own good, and understand, the sentence of death to that of the State, the improvement of the wbich Lepeniotty was liable, has been liberty they have received, by means of commuted into one year's solitary con. schools and establishments of instruction. finement, and compulsory labour after
wards, with banishment at the end of IONIAN ISLANDS.
that term. The punishment of his ac. Corfu, Feb. I.-A most extraordinary complice is to be one year's solitary con. affair took place about a week since. A finement. conspiracy was denounced to the gover. Want of room has obliged us to with nor, in which about twenty of the princi. draw the remainder of the Foreign Intellipal persons in this island were said to be gence for this month: It will be given in implicated. The plot was, to seize on the our next Number.
EDITOR) PROCEEDINGS OF PARLIAMENT.
HOUSE OF LORDS.
tion from Saltcoats, Ardrossan, &c. stating
the distresses of the country, and praying April 16.—The House met, in pursuance for parliamentary reform. of the vote of adjournment.
Earl GREY moved that Lord Sidmouth's LORD SIDMOUTH'S CIRCULAR LETTER. circular letter, laid on the table on a former
Earl GREY moved that a copy of Lord day, be printed; which was ordered. The Sidmouth's letter to the Lords Lieutenant of Noble Earl then moved for the opinion of counties, relative to the circulation of sedi. the law-officers of the Crown, referred to in tious pamphlets, be laid on the table. Or- the circular letter. Ordered. dered.
April 25.-The Earl of Hopetoun was The Irish Laws Execution Bill was read introduced by Lord Forbes and the Marquis a third time and passed.
of Huntly, and took the usual oaths and April 21.-Lord SIDMOUTH laid on the his seat, as Lord Niddry and Baron Hope. table his circular letter to the Lords Lieuten- toun. ant of counties of England and Wales, re- Lord DIGBY presented a petition from lative to the apprehension of persons selling certain persons in Dorsetshire against the seditious writings, moved for by Earl Grey. importation of foreign wool.
Lord HOLLAND observed, that this letter Earl DaRNLEY called the attention of alone was not sufficient for bringing the the House to the construction which had whole case before their Lordships. When been put by certain magistrates, in a late his Noble Friend moved for this letter, he instance, on the Seditious Meetings Act, and had stated, that it was his intention to move said he should take the liberty to call their also, on another occasion, for the opinion of Lordships' attention to the matter on Monthe law-officers of the Crown referred to in day. that letter, and for the case laid before these April 28.-Mr CAALMERS (solicitor) officers. His Noble Friend, he understood, presented the report of a parliamentary most undoubtedly meant to make that mo- commission respecting the state of the fertion; and he was anxious that the Noble ries between the city of Edinburgh and the Secretary of State would now state whether county of Fife. Laid on the table. he had any objection to the production of Lord SIDMOUTH laid on the table the these papers. The letter of the Noble Lord opinion of the law-officers of the Crown, had been, as there was reason to believe, referred to in his circular letter. Ordered already productive of some consequences to be printed. which probably the Noble Secretary himself SEDITIOUS MEETINGS ACT, never intended. He did not mean to say Earl DARNLEY, agreeably to his notice, that the Noble Secretary of State, or any of brought the circumstance of the refusal of the persons concerned, were to blame; but the city magistrates to grant a license to the it was a matter of great importance that the Academical Society before the House, with subject should be discussed ; and that, in the view of letting the country know, by order to bring before the House the requi. the answer ministers might give, whether it site information for that discussion, the case was the object of the act to prevent all poli. and opinion should be laid on the table. tical discussion whatever. The person who had been molested was a Lord SiDMOUTH had no objection to Unitarian preacher, Mr Wright of Liver. state, that, according to his belief, neither
the framers of the act, nor those who supLord SIDMOUTH.-Their Lordships' or- ported it, ever intended that the act in der had been complied with, and the circu. question should put an end to all political lar letter which he had thought it his duty discussion whatever. Their Lordships might to publish was now on their table. Cere examine that act, and every clause of it, tainly it was not his intention that persons and see whether there was any clause which should be disturbed in their religious wor. could by possibility bear such a construction ship; and of the ease which the Noble as that which, according to the Noble Lord's Lord mentioned he had heard nothing, ex statement, had been put upon it. cept what he had just heard from his Lord. (No particular business on the 29th and ship; but it was a case that would probably 30th.) have occurred, though no such circular letter had been published ; and he did not
HOUSE OF COMMONS. see how it was particularly connected with that letter. He had no objection to produce ILLNESS OF THE SPEAKER the opinion; but he would oppose the April 14. A considerable number of production of the case, and would state his members attended at four o'clock, when, reasons when the motion should be made with their permission, Mr Dyson road to for its production. Adjourned.
them a letter he had received from the April 24.-Earl GREY presented a peti Speaker, dated Kidbrook, April 13th. It