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protect the peace of these dis- published at Madrid on the 2d of tricts, commands as follows : March. These books are divided
1. According to the proclama- into two principal classes: in the tion of the 20th of March, and first are included those which are the 4th of December last, that prohibited even to those individuals every person bearing arms with to whom the Holy Office allows out licence be treated with rigour particular licences or permissions : if found with arms either about the other class comprehends works his person or in his house ; let which are forbidden only to those him suffer the punishment which who have never obtained any lithe law decrees to such an offence.
2. After dusk, and within the The works of the first class are city, no person shall dare to go cight in number: they are proarmed, except the patrol appoint- hibited as defamatory of the sued to preserve the public peace, preme authority of the Roman military officers, noblemen, and Pontiff, and of the ecclesiastical persons who are privileged by authority; as containing propotheir rank of cavaliers de espada sitions scandalous, impious, false, or sable. If any other persons are seditious, rash, erroneous, blasfound with arms, defend thein- phemous, schismatic, heretical, selves, or fly at the name of the and injurious to the Roman PonKing, the patrol shall be autho- tiff, to the Bishops, and to the rized to fire upon them, or to Holy Tribunal of the Inquisition : pursue and apprehend them. If conducive to error, superstitious, when so apprehended and impri- ridiculous, contrary to the sacred soned, it shall appear that they at- Canons, to the evangelical doctempted to make resistance, they trine, and to the example of Jesus shall be hanged within twelve Christ. hours afterwards. Against this Although by the edict of the sentence there shall be no appeal, 18th of August, 1762, the Works whatever be their excuse or num. of Voltaire were prohibited even bers.
to those who had obtained regular 3. A thousand reals shall begiven licenses; and although, according as a reward to those who shall in- to the rule established on this form against any of the authors of point, works prohibited in one the late disturbances.
language ought to be equally proFrom the apparently guarded hibited in another ; it has been manner in which this letter is ex- thonght convenient to renew the pressed, and especially the hint prohibition of the Henriade, transgiven respecting the dispute be- lated into Spanish verse by Drs. tween the civil and military avtho- D. Pedro Bazar and Mendoza, vities, it may be conjectured that with the prologue, printed at Alais the disturbance was of greater (Gard, in the year 1816. consquence than it appears to The prohibition of the second have been.
class falls on forty-seven works,
as containing a corrupt and revoEDICT BOHIBITING BOOKS.
lutionary spirit, propositions inju. Aa edict prohibiting books was rious to the Holy Office and to the
Clergy, calumnious against true ror, deprarity, and apustacy, wishreligion, blasphemous, tending to ing, by virtue of the apostolic, idolatry, injurious toFerdinand VII. royal, and ordinary authority subversive of the monarchical Go- with which they are invested, to vernment, incentive of rebellion prevent the evil which might reagainst legitimate Sovereigns, in- sult from the reading of the works jurious to the doctrine of the holy contained in this edict, hereby orsacrament, and filled with satires dain their prohibition; and that against husbands fond oftheir wives. those which are already distributed
In this second class are included over the nation shall be collected: the following works: Principle of they also expressly forbid the readPolicy, applicable to all repre- ing, selling, or keeping in possentative Governments, &c. by session, these books. M. Benjamin de Constant, Counsellor of State ; as containing max.
CONSPIRACY IN BARCELONA. ims and propositions false in poli On April the oth a plan was laid tics, and to the hierarchical order; for a conspiracy in the city of Barcontrary to the spirit of religion; celona, which. from the persons captious, subversive of the power engaged in it, had the appearance of the Church; anti-dogmatic, of a deeply laid plan for effecting tending to schism and to religious some important change in the toleration, and pernicious to the state. The purpose was no less State.-(Literal translation.) than the re-establishment of the
Felix and Paulina; or, The Cortes and the constitution; and Tomb of Mont-jura, by P. Blan- the principal persons concerned chard, translated into Spanish. were the generals Lacy and Milans,
Elements of the Rights of Na- who had distinguished themselves tions ; by Lacroix, translated into in the late war against the usurSpanish; as containing propositions pation of Buonaparte. Just before inconsonalt, subversive of good its inter.ded eruption, the governorder, false, reprobate, injurious mentobtained knowledge of the deagainst the holy office, and con- sign; and the Captain-gen. of the trary to the rights of the church province made public the followand of the sovereign.
ing account of the transaction :The Comedy Les Visitandines ; “ A horrible conspiracy, which an opera, in two acts, and in verse, appears to have been formed by translated into Spanish.
individuals of different classes, and The Cousin of Mahomet; printed in which are implicated Generals at Constantinople, as being in- Lacy and Milans, who,at a former decent.
period had rendered signal serAdele and Theodore, or Letters vices to their country, was to be on Education : printed at London, executed on the 5th at night. in French, without the name of The object of the conspirators was the author; as containing propo- to overturn the government, to sitions inconsonant, eaptious, false, restore the abolished constitution, tending to error, and exciting bad and to deprive me of the authority ideas
entrusted to me by the King. The Apostolic Inquisitors of er- Lut the energetic measures
signed at the moment when, by forward to co-operate with the arthe particular favour of Provi- rangements made by me to assure dence, I had the firat news of the the good order of the state, and to maaparaay, hare defeated the vain fulfil the good wishes of the King. prepeces of the seditious. Pur. I announce with satisfaction to the wurd on all sides, the greater part whole province and to the army,
tsuse whom public notoriety that the conspiracy having been hand marked as guilty, have been discovered, and the principal actors arte, ed. The most active search in it having been arrested or pur.!! son discover their accom- sued, there no longer remains any phone. Those who have fled to cause of alarm: and the conspimen suuntains, and have found rators only await the punishment there a temporary asylum, have which the laws shall award to such ten traced with to speedy a step criminals, after the result of legal at they must be overt.cken. In proceedings, which have been althe mutat of the painful sentiments ready commenced, and which will wich bave aftlcied my mind dur- not be of long duration. in these days of trouble, I have
Xavier CASTANOS. ba: tbe consolation to see the in- “ Barcelona, April 12, 1817." licants of Barcelona, and those General Lacy, with his principal of the rest of the province, not accomplices, was capitally con12.9 renovunce all alliance with the demned by a court martial asseinth wors, but testify a just indig bled near the end of April at Barmaint against them, and enter celona. Gen. Milans had not yet w'h real into the execution of been apprehended. The project te onders which have been is- of an insurrection seems to have ** 60 apprehend and punish the been more extensive than at first foy The conduct of the troops appeared; and it is asserted that kind of their officers has been three hundred officers were arfeel praseworthy. The dis- rested at the same time with Lacy
... of all the corps has shown as participators in his designs.
to be deserving of the high Lacy, after his capture, was photo credit. Two companies only taken over to Majorca, probably roa bultaluon of the light infan- to prevent any designs in his fa
fTarragona have been deceived vour. On arriving there, it was
ordurid by the second in com. uncertain whether he would have 2.L
:. Dn Joseph Quer. No undergone the punishment of ve other has taken part in the death, or have been indulged with m.rion, which lasted only for a commutation; but finding himkabars.
self upon the beach with only his **uch was the foundation of the escort, he attempted to make his
b.pes of those wretched per. escape by flight. The soldiers pur2124, bo, in spite of all theiretforts, sued him, and in striving to dedute era succeeded in interrupting fend himself, he was killed. hutament the public tranquillity.
PAPAL BULL "Issie is no longer any subject A bull published by the Pope in ! • siaran All the first autho- the month of April, which respects 1:es of the province hare pressed the property of the church in Spain,
affords a strong proof of the accu. guod-will wherewith we are ani. mulation of wealth in that class, mated in favour of the said King anılof the necessity under which the Ferdinand, have admitted he supstate labours. It is of the follow. plications he had addressed to us, ing tenor.
and which bave been presented to “ Pius, Bishop, Servant of the us by our dear son the Chevalier Servants of God.
Antonio de largas y Laguna, bis “ The Roman Pontiffs, incited Minister Plenipotentiary: yielding by their paternal love for the whole to these supplications, and conCatholic fioch, have never suffered sidering the enoi muus expenses at the Apostolic benignity to be ac: the priie of which we have had the cused of having refused, in seasons sati-faction of seeing an extremely of distress, to furnish assistance glorious victory obtained, as well to the necessities of the State, for religion as the monarchy, and even from the patrimony of the in regard to the calamity of the Church.
times, we have resolved, for the “Our dearly beloved Sonin Jesus weighty causes now enumerated, Christ, Ferdinand, Catholic King to modify the dispositions of the of Spain, intimately united by the Holy Canons. bonds of love and seneration to us, “Thus, from our certain knowand the Holy Apostolic See, in his ledge, and after mature conside. present painful circumstances; ration, making use of the ple. being well persuaded that God niture of the Apostolic power with has committed to the Clergy which we are invested, we grant alone, the care of minaging the by these presents to the said King proferty of the Church, as had Ferdinand an indulto, that validly, Teen clearly and unanimously pub freely, and law fully, he may, dur. lished in the declaration of the Fa. ing the space of six years, exact, thers assembled in Rowan Coun- but only for the purpose of succil, under the Pen'iff Symmachus; couring the royal treasure, the exthi: Prince has solicited the neces- traordinary subsidy of 30,000.000 sary power for the purpose of reals from all the property, fruits, meeting the necessities of his trua- rents, and products, of the Clergy, sury, mucasioned by the general as well regular us secular. ogitation of allirs. And as the " By these presents ne commismeans and fortunes of the laity sion and authorize our dear Sons, are alrearts oppressed with chatues, the Piclates, &c &c. by reason of which the sad Kink “Let no one dare then to oppose Firehnane his not ventured to the execution of our present act of nahe new demards, he has thougit consession, power, indulto, em propes to require an annual sum nissen, mandate, establishmunt, of 30,000 (40) reale, money of that det hration, derogation, and will. country, on ecclesia taitope:ly, And if any one have the lemerity for only s.s ye.:r in which time to commit such an attempt, let him the number of passions will be know that he incurs the indigna. dimir.i-hed, and the value of the tion of the All Mighty God, and of revenues augmented.
the anst blessed Saint Peter and " In con-e que:nce, we, with the Saint Paul, his apostles.
** Done at Rome at Saint Peter, Queen of Etruria, was connected
Ebe 16th of April, in the with these interests. The King, rear of the Incarnation of her august brother, therefore, our Saviour, 1817, and of could not regard with indifference our Pontificate the 18th." an object so essential and so wor
thy of his policy. @L'EEX OF ETRURIA.
“ Don Pedro Gomez de LabraIt had been mentioned in our dor, his Majesty's Plenipotentiary hasnal report of the year before to the Congress, conformably to i, that certain reclamations had his instructions, endeavoured to fix res made on the allied powers the lot of the Queen of Etruria, traire to the claims of the Queen and to regulate other points conof Liruria, and her son the infant nected with the rights of her MaDeca Carles Louis, in re-pect to jesty, exerting for that object his se&rchses of Parma, Placentia, talents and information in so far and Guastalla. King Ferdinand as circumstances permitted. Fi**s son enabled to settle this im- nally, the Duke of Casa Fernan nant atiur, and at the same Nunez, his Majesty's Ambassador me to announce the incorporation at Paris, having been charged to en tu the grand European alli- continue this important negotiEt bx the following official article. ation, dias succeeded in bringing
- The King, on being restored to it to a happy termination. His Dhe earume of his ancestors, cruld activity and zeal for the bonour
tai to take the deepest interest of the King have procured his > ue glory of a crown which Majesty the satisfaction of seeing Pradence had preserved for him, this affair concluded by solemn seu ard of the generous efforts treaties entered into with the said
DET Ut constancy of his subjects. great Powers, and signed at Paris Its cars were constantly directed on the 7th, 8th, 9th, and both of she re-establishment of order, last June. By one of these treapd be the purpose of repairing ties, his Majesty accedes to the acts se es ls of a devastating war. of the celebrated congress at l'iTrebeless bis Majesty could not enna, and Spain is incorporated
bed unless he fully co- with the great European confeTard with the other Powers of deracy. Another treaty sanctions Le in firing the basis of a the reversion of the Duchies of sotal peace, destined henceforth Parma, Placentia, and Guastalla, > wrure their repose, and the sa- in favour of his Serene Highness opende smunity of their rights. the Infant Don Carlos Louis ; and In great work, which was in the surrender of the states of Lucca, were to be the result of the la. with the stipulated assignments, from any of the angress united for until the said reversion takes place,
e perpse, presented, however, in favour of her Majesty the Serene - 3 arcutwon those obstacles Infanta of Spain. Queen of Etruria, *. were the immediate effect of and mother of the Infant Don be general confusion into which Carlos Louis. syzes and power bad thrown the Thus is terminated an affair rests of the different nations: equally complicated and essential si sbe fate of the Iniania, the W the high policy of his Maje-ty,