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seven men, was driven on shore to the east
ward of that harbour, during a strong northFRANCE.
west gale. Certain death seemed to await LUCIEN BUONAPARTE having demand the unfortunate crew, and one or two had ed passports to conduct one of his sons to been actually washed away, when a boat the United States of America, the ministers from the Royal Sovereign Yacht, manned of the allied powers, in a conference held at by Lieutenant C. Moore and eight seamen, Paris on the 18th March, agreed that was seen darting through the surf to their such passports should not be granted either relief. Commodore Owen placed himself to himself or his son ; and also, that another at the extremity of the jetty, and although abode than Rome, or the Roman States, repeatedly almost washed away by the sea, should be assigned him, at a distance from by his voice and gestures animated and dithe coast, in order to render the plans of rected the boat's crew. Before they could escape which he may meditate more diffi- reach the vessel, four had been successivecult.
ly forced into the deep. Of the three surParis, April 2. The Police Court has vivors two were saved by the generous and pronounced sentence on Rioust for writing intrepid exertions of Lieutenant Moore, at the pamphlet entitled “ Carnot,” and which the utmost hazard of his own life and the is declared to contain a principles of anar- lives of his crew. The third precipitated chy, and to be contrary to the fundamental himself into the sea in a fit of despair, and maxims of the monarchy,” &c. &c. His sunk to rise no more. The boat then redefence is also pronounced to be seditious turned to the jetty, and the gallant crew reunder the appellation of Liberal. He is ceived the thanks and congratulations of condemned to two years imprisonment, a
thousands of spectators. fine of 10,000 francs, the privation of Paris, April 20.--An ordinance of the civil rights for ten years, five years of sur. king, dated yesterday, regulates the new alveillance of the high police, and sureties terations of the councils of the cabinet, and to the amount of 10,000 francs more.
the council of state. The cabinet councils M. Rioust has appealed against this judg- are composed, 1st, of all the ministers' secremént.
taries of state ; 2d, of four ministers of state It is thought that the number of electors at the most ; and of two counsellors of state in Paris will be 10,000. There are about named by the king for each council. The 13,000 who pay 300 francs of taxes, the council of state remains composed as it qualification of an elector ; but 3000 must was before, but the under secretaries and be deducted for those who have not attained directors-general of the administration will thirty years of age.
have a deliberative voice. Another ordiThe stage-coaches, made on the English nance of the same day contains a table of model, to run from Paris to St Denis and to the formation of the council divided by secVersailles, full of company inside, top, tions. coach-box, and behind, now form a very ex The following general view of the income traordinary sight for the Parisians, and draw and expenditure for the year 1817, will more attention than any other carriages in shew, in a summary form, the resources. the promenade.
and obligations of France :There have been vaccinated in the de- Public debt and sink Receipts. Expenses partment of the two Sevres, during 1816,
157,000,000 157,000,000 two thousand individuals. This number is Ordinary ex- ( Perm 546,199,550 299,693,836 superior to that of preceding years. In the
(Tempor. 51,409,117 81,650,563
Extraordinary Do. 311,651,591 430,915,859 department of the Meurthe there were vacci. nated 15,600 individuals during the same
Totals, -- 1,069,260,258 1,069, 260,258 year. The prefect of that department has The English officers of the garrison of given premiums to those who are distin- Cambray have undertaken to provide 120 lb. guished by their zeal in promoting vaccina- of bread daily, for gratuitous delivery among tion.
the poor of that city. By a letter from Calais, dated April 17th, City of Paris Loan. — The following we learn, that the day before, the Eleonora, are the accurate particulars of the loan from Nantz to Dunkirk, with a crew of which has recently been concluded between
the city of Paris and several eminent French Government had adopted all necessary prehouses :
cautions on the frontiers towards Spain. The city borrows 33 millions of francs, According to letters from Barcelona of or about 1,320,000 Sterling, for which it the 10th May, it appears, that the sentence gives 33,000 obligations of 1000 francs each, of death passed on General Lacy was still payable from the 1st October 1817, to the suspended, and it was the general opinion, Ist July 1829, both included. The period that if carried into execution, he would when these obligations will be paid is to be never undergo the same in that city, or decided by a lottery every quarter of a year, within the limits of the province of Ca. so that there will be 48 lotteries, the first talonia, as this unfortunate officer, above to commence with 523 obligations, the se all others, is the greatest favourite of the cond 530, the third 537, the fourth 544, Catalans. and so on, adding seven obligations each Madrid May 20.-After long and warm drawing, which will make in 48 lotteries discussions, it appears that M. de Garay the whole 33,000. Each obligation bears has succeeded in obtaining the general apan interest of 6 per cent. per annum, pay- probation of the system of finance attributed able quarterly from the day the money is to him, and of which the principal bases are advanced to that when it is repaid, which
as follows :will be when the number is drawn, and The maximum of the ecclesiastical be. there are certain prizes to be drawn every nefices is fixed at 20,000 reals, (5000 francs, quarter, from 5 francs to 50,000 francs for or about £210 sterling). Half of the reeach obligation which comes up, and which of bishoprics and archbishoprics prizes amount in the whole to upwards of shall be consigned to the coffers of the state. six millions of francs. Thus, for instance, The fifth of the product of the signorial the highest prize on the 1st of October rights is equally applied to the state funds. 1817 is 20,000 francs, so that the holder of A general land-tax shall be laid on all that obligation which is drawn the prize on landed property without exception. that day, will receive for his 1000 francs The customs in the interior are suppressadvanced 21,012 francs, 30 cents. for his ed, and there are to be no more, except in capital, interest, and prize, and the least he the frontiers and in the sea ports. can receive is 1017.--The circumstance The privileged provinces, such as Biscay, which led to such a transaction was, the Navarre, &c. are subject to the general daily expense incurred by keeping down the law. price of bread to 18 sous for 4 lb. the cost The king guarantees anew the whole of of which has not been less than 75,000 the public debt. francs, or £3150 per diem.
Sometime ago a conspiracy was detected at Bourdeaux, which seems to have had for
GERMANY. its object to overturn the present govern In an article from Frankfort, dated 4th ment. Six individuals, none of them known April, it is said the Prussian Government to possess much influence, have been con gives us, since the return of peace, the first demned to death, and nine to different terms example of repayment of national debt in of imprisonment.
specie. Obligations have been extinguish. ed here, in presence of notary and witnesses, to the amount of 2,200,000 florins. This
has made great noise in the trading world, SPAIN.
and will raise very much the credit of the A courier extraordinary from Madrid has Prussian State. brought intelligence of the death of the in A private letter from Vienna, dated April fant Don Antonio, brother of Charles IV. 12, says-" The unexpected arrival of the He expired at Madrid, the 20th April, after Princess of Wales on the 9th of the month, a short illness. He was born at Naples the produced a general sensation, and embar31st December 1755.
rassed great numbers. She put up at the The Madrid Gazette announces, that an hotel called the Empress of Austria, having extraordinary drought prevails in Arragon found nobody at home at the hotel of Lord and Catalonia. Entire villages have Stewart, where she wished to alight. Lord been abandoned on account of the want Stewart, the moment that he heard of the of water, even for the first necessities of intended arrival of the Princess, set off with life.
all his family for the country; a conduct It appears by the French accounts, that which the Princess, as well as the Austrian the late conspiracy in Spain was much more public, took in very ill part. The Prinextensive than was at first imagined ; 300 cess, the day before yesterday, complainofficers were taken up with General Lacy, ed openly at her table, in very strong and nearly all the officers of the forty-one terms, and declared that she would inbattalions in Catalonia were implicated. form her daughter of it, and would her. Similar plots had taken place in Gallicia.' self never forgive Lord Stewart for this beIn consequence of these events the French haviour.”
Stuttgard, April 30. It is believed that their own hospital in the formerly celebratthe basis of the change which the Prussian ed convent of St Brigitta, at Wadstena, beGovernment intends to make in its ancient sides two hospitals for the invalids of this forms, is the establishment of two consulta. garrison; and they enjoy a considerable retive chambers, or a species of deliberative venue from all appointments that are made councils, but the sovereign power to remain out, besides one per thousand on the sale of without diminution in the hands of the all estates. It is now in contemplation to king
found for their benefit a still larger estabThe Flanders mail supplies us with the lishment, towards which near 200,000 dolsubstance of a very singular decree of one lars, in voluntary contributions, have been of the minor German Electors. It is said already received. that the Prince Elector of Cassel, desirous The Hamburgh mail has brought an adof avoiding confusion in the system of the ditional proof of the extreme folly of the ancient government, has published a decree, new commercial system, by which the Swein which he directs that every honourable dish government is influenced. A decree title and distinction, especially that of Mon- has been published at Stockholm, probibitsieur, should be forbidden with the classing the sale of coffee in inns, hotels, coffeeof citizens and peasants. It is in future to houses, taverns, &c. under severe penalties, be confined to the nobility, the officers of and the use of foreign wines, known by the state, and to students. This is not only names of Champaigne, Burgundy, canary, the subject of a decree, but it is actually malmsey, sack, cape, or tokay. All foreign put in practice; and the last Official Gaz- liquors, spirits, brandy, cider, and beer, are ettes of Cassel (as it is archly stated) allow also prohibited. All this is a wretched imithe most distinguished citizens of the place tation of Bonaparte's continental plan of no other humble distinction than the love exclusion, suggested probably by Bernaand respect of their neighbours.
dotte. Nuremberg, May 17.-Societies have lately been formed in several German cities against the use of English manufactures. In the industrious and manufacturing coun The accounts from Switzerland continue tries of Silesia and Saxony, the most con to be of the most distressing nature. In siderable towns are expected to follow this the eastern cantons there is almost a famine. example.
Zurish is endeavouring to get corn from The German papers give a very distress Genoa and Venice : Uri, from Italy; Friing account of the state of commerce in bourg has adopted severe measures against Germany; that once great mart for goods forestallers and regraters ; Basle has proand merchandize of every description, the hibited the making of white bread ; Zug Leipsic fair, seems to have declined con- has prohibited the exportation of butter; siderably. Scarcely any business was done and Schwitz the exportation of hay. Under at the last, compared with what was usual. these circumstances, emigration assumes a ly transacted ; one account says, that there more alarming activity-1200 families passwere 14,000 persons less at this fair than at ed Jurphaas, on the 23d ultimo, to embark that held at Michaelmás.
for America : 600 succeeded them the next From accounts up to the 26th May, it day; and more were on the way. Many appears that the spirit of emigration in of them had been at the head of the linen, creases in almost every part of Germany. cotton, and silk manufactures of Switzer. In fourteen days, from the 1st to the 15th land. of the last month, the number of persons, men, women, and children, who passed Mayence on their way down the Rhine, with
DENMARK. the intention of proceeding to America,
Copenhagen, April 12.By the last acwas not less than 5517.
counts from Iceland, we learn that the inhabitants exert themselves to the utmost to
encourage internal industry, and to banish Stockholm, April 1.-The deputies of foreign luxuries
. Every where they now
weave their cloth themselves, and in Nordthe army have now closed their meeting land a single merchant lately had 3000 ells (which had not been called together for
woven. The Icelanders have now so far twenty-three years) after two months sitting. The organization of this
assembly is improved, that they can make cassimere al
most as fine as the English. They have now changed; the purchase of the higher commissions in the
army is limited, the entirely left off coffee, tea, and sugar. pension fund of a million of dollars is placed under a new direction, wounded officers are entitled to larger annuities, and a separate establishment is founded for the support The governor of the Russian Company, of their widows and orphans. All this con and the Russian consuls in Britain, have cerns only the officers : the privates have received an official communication from St VOL. I.
Petersburgh, containing the following quar- marched out to blow up the works to kill antine regulations, which will, we under. the governor, and declare the island inde stand, be rigorously enforced.
pendent, &c. &c. 1. " That no vessels can be admitted in Last Wednesday the plot was ripe. At to any ports of the Baltic, unless they pro- twelve o'clock the gates of the town were duce a formal document from the Danish shut, and the houses of the supposed conquarantine establishments, either at Elsi- spirators taken possession of by the military. nore, Nyburg, Frederica, or Tonningen, re. The suspected persons were marched to the cognizing them free and exempt from every palace, to be tried immediately. Many infection or suspicion whatever.
papers were found in their houses, with 2. “ That the ships or vessels coming their plans, &c. and the usual commissions to the ports of the White Sea cannot be ad. were made out. It was supposed their trials mitted there, if they are not provided with would have been finished that night, when a similar document from Norway (viz. from we expected to have received the criminals Christiansand) or England, from which it on board, and next morning have witnessed may appear, that they have observed in their execution ; but to the astonishment of either of those kingdoms a rigorous quaran- everybody, it was discovered that the whole tine, and have been declared there fully affair was a contrivance of a young man bee purified.
longing to the police, and who himself gave 3. “ That in order that no fraud or de. the information-hunting, as it would ap ception should be practised, the Russian pear, for blood-money. He himself had government will furnish the forms of quaran- made out all the papers ; and, singular as tine.certificates given at the above mention. it may appear, had managed to have them ed places, to all the custom-houses and com secreted in the houses of the different parties manders of guard-ships in the Russian em whom he denounced. He had even col. pire.
lected a quantity of arms and ammunition, (Signed) “ J. A. RIEMER, Sec. and had employed men in the country in “ Consulate, April 11, 1817.”
making cartridges near the residence of one
of these gentlemen. In fact, a more deep General Kosciusko, who continues to re and villanously concerted plan was scarcely side in the town of Soleure in Switzerland, ever heard of. What increases, if possible, and whose beneficence has procured him the the atrocity of his crime, he had included in admiration of all the country round, has his accusation some of his nearest relatives. executed, on the 2d of April, an act, by This wretch, who had been taken in his which he abolishes servitude on his domain own toils, is now under trial, and to-morof Siechroviez, in the palatinate of Buch, row, it is expected, he will receive the pu. zere, in Poland. He declares that his an nishment which his crime so richly deserves. cient serfs shall in future be exempted from proclamation of General Maitlandi, all charges and personal services, and pos- dated 11th February, states in substance, sess their lands as absolute property. An
that the whole of the supposed conspiracy earnest recommendation is added tó them, was the machination of two individuals. not to neglect, both for their own good and Spiridion Lepeniotty, and Nicolo Caraco. that of the State, the improvement of the pulo, and that the persons whom these in. liberty they have received, by means of cendiaries had implicated, appeared, after schools and establishments of instruction. the most careful investigation, to be alto
gether unconnected with it. From motives
which we do not well understand, the senCorfu, Feb. 1.-A most extraordinary tence of death to which Lepeniotty was lia. affair took place about a week since. Å ble, has been commuted into one years conspiracy was denounced to the governor, solitary confinement, and compulsory lain which about twenty of the principal per- bour in chains for seven years afterwards, -sons in this island was said to be implicated with banishment at the end of that term. The plot was, to seize on the citadel at a The punishment of his accomplice is to be time when the regiment, the 75th, had one year's solitary confinement. (Want of room has obliged us to withdraw the Remainder of the Foreign Intelligence for
this month. It will be given in 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 Huntley, 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 Mon. the law-officers of the Crown referred to in day. that letter, and for the case laid before these April 28.-Mr CHALMERS (solicitor) officers. His Noble Friend, he understood, presented the report of a parliamentary most undoubtedly meant to make that mos 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 poliand 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 poole
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 the table. Cer 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 case 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 read to for its production. Adjourned.
them a letter he had received from the April 24.-Earl Grey presented a petic Speaker, dated Kidbrook, April 13th. It