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prorect the peace of these dis. published at Madrid on the 2d of 133, commands as follows: March. These books are divided
1. According to the proclama. into two principal classes: in the trou the poth of March, and first are included those which are de 4th of December last, that prohibited even to those individuals esant person bearing arms with io whom the Holy Office allows
bence be treated with rigour particular licences or permissions :
fun with arms either about the other class comprehends works 2. parsson or in his house ; let which are forbidden only to those
sutf-r the punishment which who have never obtained any li. ce w decrees to such an offence. cence.
? After dusk, and within the The works of the first class are ****, De person shall dare to go eight in number: they are pro
2m, ercept the patrol appoint. hibited as defamatory of the suPSL) preserve the public peace, preme authority of the Roman 2: An officers, moblemen, and Pontiff, and of the ecclesiastical pont as who are privileged by authority; as containing proposer rask of cavaliers de espada sitions scandalous, impious, false, or us. If any other persons are seditious, rash, erroneous, blasSv.s with arms, defend thein- phemous, schismatic, heretical, erlies, or fly at the name of the and injurious to the Roman Pon
22. the putrol shall be autho- tiff, to the Bishops, and to the 7.2 tu fire upon them, or to Holy Tribunal of the Inquisition: **sue and apprehend them. If conducive to error, superstitious, *Een so apprehended and impri- ridiculous, contrary to the sacred worl, it shall appear that they at. (anons, to the evangelical docInsped to make resistance, they trine, and to the example of Jesus s'. be hanged within twelve Christ. Bu sors afterwards. Against this Although by the edict of the *n**s*e there shall be no appeal, 18th of August, 1762, the Works atrver be their excuse or num. of Voltaire were prohibited even
to those who had obtained regulat 4 tot and reals shall be given licenses; and although, according *s a reward to those who shall in to the rule established on this In unst any of the authors of point, works prohibited in one Lace disturbances.
language ought to be equally proirunn the apparently guarded hibited in another ; it has been mener in whuch this letter is ex- thought convenient to renew the prosed, anil especially the hint prohibition of the Henriade, transporn respecting the dispute be- lated into Spanish verse by Drs. cu eet the nii and military aviho- D. Pedro Bazar and Mendoza, 1.es, it may be conjectured that with the prologue, printed at Alais te é:sturbac.ce wils of greater (Gard, in the year 1816. escuence then it appears to
The prohibition of the second sve been
class falls on forty-seven works,
as containing a corrupt and relo00:07 7107:3:7!XG DOORS.
lutionary spirit, propositions inju. Aa edici prohibiting books was rious to ide Holy Office and to the
, 1817. Clergy, calumnious against true ror, deprarity, and apustacy, wishreligion, blasphemous, tending to ing, by virtue of the apostolic, idolatry, injurious toFerdinand III. 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 or. sacrament, 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 min.
CONSPIRACY IN BARCELONA. ims and propositions false in poli On April the rith a plan was laid tics, and to the hierarchical order; for a conspiracy in the city of Barcontrıry 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 hu Jistinguished themselves tions ; by Lacroix, translated into in the late war against the usurSpanish; as containing propositions pation of Buonaparte. Just before inconsonant, subversive if gooul its inter.ded eruption, the governorder, false, reprobate, injurious ment obtained 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 follow. and of the overeign.
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 ser. Adele 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, captious, false, restore the abolished constitution, tending to error, and exciting bad and to deprise me of the authority idens
entrusled to me by the King. The Apostolic Inquisitors of er l'ut the energetic measures
me at the moment when, by forward to co-operate with the ar* parcular favour of Provi- rangements made by me to assure free, I had the firat news of the the good order of the state, and to Ce4r3cy, have defeated the rain fulfil the good wishes of the King. precis of the seditious. Pur- I announce with satisfaction to the ud va all sides, the greater part whole province and to the army, ontbane whom public notoriety that the conspiracy having been
marked as guilty, have been discovered, and the principal actors arrested. The most active search in it having been arrested or purw soon discover their accom- sued, there no longer remains any
3. Those who have fled to cause of alarm: and the conspi
Loountains, and have found rators only await the punishment tere a temporary asylum, have which the laws shall award to such sees traced with so speedy a step criminals, after the result of legal 24 they must be overtaken. In proceedings, which have been alte det of the painful sentiments ready commenced, and which will
: che lave atticted my mind dur- not be of long duration. m: these days of trouble, I have
XAVIER CASTANOS. and the consolation to see the in- “ Barcelona, April 12, 1817." L'ants of Barcelona, and those General Lacy, with his principal of the rest of the province, not accomplices, was capitally con2. renunce all alliance with the demned by a court martial assemta sors, but testify a just indig bled near the end of April at Bar. ma's against them, and enter celona. Gen. Milans had not yet
9 real into the execution of been apprehended. The project * onders which have been is- of an insurrection seems to have -Ito apprehend and puuish the been more extensive than at first
The conduct of the troops appeared; and it is asserted that wel their officers has been three hundred officers were ar, -dly praiseworthy. The dis. rested at the same time with Lacy mpy of all the corps has shown as participators in his designs.
if to be deserving of the high Lacy, after his capture, was Pof credit. Two companies only taken over to Majorca, probably
o battalion of the light infan- to prevent any designs in his fa*fTarragona have been deceived vour. On arriving there, it was 24 ordured by the second in com- uncertain whether he would have bardDon Joseph Quer. No undergone the punishment of
rohier has taken part in the death, or have been indulged with bertion, which lasted only for a commutation; but finding hima fex buurs.
self upon the beach with only his *Such was the foundation of the escort, he attempted to make his fondash buypes of those wretched per- escape by flight. The soldiers purwas, who, in spite of all their etforts, sued him, and in striving to debave Bol succeeded in interrupting fend himself, he was killed. Sestmentthe public tranquillity.
PAPAL BCLL. ** There is no longer any subject A bull published by the Pope in
alarm All the firsi autho- the month of April, which respects 1.5cs of tbe province bare pressed the property of the church in Spain,
affords a strong proof of the accu- guod-will wherewith we are mulation of wealth in that class, mated in favour of the sure and of the necessity under which the Ferdinand, have admitted 13e state labours. li is of the follow. plications be had addressed i ing tenor.
and which have been presen “Pius, Bishop, Servant of the us by our dear son the li Servants of God.
Antonio de Vargas y Lagun “ The Roman Pontiffs, incited Minister Plenipotentiary: yorg by their paternal love for the whole to these supplications, anu Catholic Hock, have never suffered sidering the enoi mous experia the Apostolic benignity to be ac. the priie of which we have hear cused of having refused, in seasons sati-faction of seeing an extie.. of distress, to furnish assistance gorious victory obtained, as to the necessities of the State, for religion as the monarchy, . even from the patrimony of the in regard to the calamity of Church.
times, we have resolved, foi “Our dearly beloved Sonin Jesus weighty causes now enumer. Christ, Ferdinand, Catholic King to modify the dispositions of of Spain, intimately united by the Holy Canons. bonds of love and seneration to us, " Thus, from our ceriain kne and the Holy Apostolic See, in his ledge, and after mature cons: present painful circumstances; ration, making use of the 1 being well persuaded that God nitulie of the Apostolic power # has committed to the Clergy which we are invested, we gr. alone. the care of minaging the by these presents to the said ki. property of the Church, as had Perdinand an indulto, that validi teen clearly and unanin:ously pub freely, and law fully, he may, du. lished in the declaration of the Fa. ing the space of six years, exne thers assembleil in Roman Coun. but only for the purpose of suc cil, under the Pen’iff Symmachus; couring the royal treasure, the ex thi- Prince has solicited the neces- traordinary subsidy of 30,000.00 sary power for the purpose of reals from all the property, fruits, nieeting the necensities of his trta. rents, and products, of the Clergy, sury, mcasioned by the general as well regular as secular. agitation of all in. And as the “ By these presents ne commis. means and fortunes of the laitysion and authorize our dear Sons, are alrearts oppressed with chines, the Pielates, &c &c. by reason of which te sa d king “Let no one dare then to oppose Firehmand his not ventured to the execution of our present act of make new demands, he has thoug!! con ession, power, indulio, ci mproper to require an atil,ual sum mjesen, mandate, establishmunt, of 30,000 (0 reale, money of the declaration, derogation, and will. countiv, on ecclesia tical property, And if any one have the lementy for only s.s yes in which time to conimit such an attempe, let him the number of pensions will be know that be incurs de indigna. dimir.i-hed, and the value of the tion of the all Mighty God, and of revenues augmented.
the arose blessed Saint Peter and • In con- quence, we, with the Saint Paul, his apstles.
* Done at Rome at Saint Peter, Queen of Etruria, was connected
the 16th of April, in the with these interests. The King, Year of the Incarnation of her august brother, therefore, our Saviour, 1817, and of could not regard with indifference our Pontifi ale the 18th." an object so essential and so wor
thy of his policy «L'ELX OF ETRURIA.
“ Don Pedro Gomez de Labrait kad been mentioned in our dor, his Majesty's Plenipotentiary unal report of the year before to the Congress, conformably to 1, that certain reclamations had his instructions, endeavoured to fix been made on the allied powers the lot of the Queen of Etruria, trase to the claims of the Queen and to regulate other points con
Extruria, and her son the infant nected with the rights of her MaDern (artus Louis, in re-pect to jesty, exerting for that object his the decres of Parma, Placentia, talents and information in so far und Guastalla. King Ferdinand as circumstances permitted. Fiwas Duw enabled to settle this im- nally, the Duke of Casa Fernan puruant affair, and at the same Nunez, his Majesty's Ambassador isme to announce the incorporation at Paris, having been charged to
an to the grand European alli- continue this important negoti2:2* Dy the following official article. ation, has succeeded in bringing
* I he King, on being restored to it to a happy termination. His the skrune of his ancestors, could activity and zeal for the bonour ce fail to take the deepest interest of the King have procured his
de glory of a crown which Majesty the satisfaction of seeing Proteine had preserved for him, this affair concluded by solemn steward of the generous efforts treaties entered into with the said 2 Deruic constancy of his subjects. great Poners, and signed at Paris ho cares were constantly directed on the 7th, 8th, 9th, and oth of to the re-establishment of order, last June. By one of these treaed fore the purpose of repairing tics, his Majesty accedes to the acts Frame eile of a devastating war. of the celebrated congress at Vi. Inertheless bis Majesty could not enna, and Spain is incorporated se sadistied unless he fully co- with the great European confemurard with the other Powers of deracy. Another treaty sanctions kloce in fixing the basis of a the reversion of the Duchies of rinal prace, destined henceforth Parma, Placentia, and Guastalla, te roure their repose, and the site in favour of his Serene Highness
immunity of their rights. the Infant Don Carlos Louis ; and is.. great work, which was in. the surrender of the states of Lucca, rated so be the result of the la. wiih the stipulated assignments, as of the angrers united for until the said reversion takes place, Det porpose, presented, however, in favour of her Majesty the Serene rarcution thuse obstacles Infanta of Spain, Queen of Etruria,
were the immediate effect of anal mother of the Infant Don e grootal confusion into which Carlos Louis. res and power had thrown the Thus is terminated an affair rests of the different nations : equally complicated and essential 4 ste fate of the Infanta, the to the high policy of his Maje-ty,