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mat ocal mind, by transforining governors of the kingdom con
poucfs of his Majesty's in- ceived that they owed it to the La to abandon Portugal all monarch who had intrusted them
se pulitical events which had with the government of the king* Ted for some time, and the dom, to the inhabitants themselves, waar runours consequent upon to their own characters, and to on and his excellency having the preservation of public order, iment from some of the accom- to prevent without delay those Sharon, that at the head of this in- consequences with which all were foraal punt was the Lieut.-Gen. threatened ; and it was with this 6-se Freire de Andrade, aided object that their excellencies debove the Baron d'Eben, and that termined to arrest, without loss of to kilogether had directed, and time, on the night between the eetsed to direct, all their efforts 25th and 26th of May, not only
fuce all they could of the the two general officers before spops and other classes of the in- named, but other persons also who ba-":ts: and as it was no longer were known to be acquainted and posle to doubt the existence of implicated in the horrible project. # * after the fortunate seizure All possible efforts were made to of exe proclainations, all ready learn every circumstaffce, and to pied, in the na.ne of a self. procure every proof, in order to ved regenerating council (such proceed forth with according to
Site assumed title); in con- law, to execute justice on the karaton of these discoveries, the guilty.
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 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 furbid the readPolicy, applicable to all repre- ing, selling, or keeping in pos. sentative Governments, &c. by session, these books. M. Benjamin de Constant, Counsellor of State ; as containing mir.
CONSPIRACY IN BARCELONA. inns and propositions false in poli On April the oth a plan was laid ties, 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; an:i-dugmatic, 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 Jistinguished 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 govern. order, false, reprobate, injurious ment obtained knowledge of the de. against 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 overeign.
ing account of the transaction : The Comedy Les Visitandines; “ A horrible conspirucy, which an opera, in iwo acts, and in rerse, appears to have been forined by translated into Spanish.
individuals of different classes, and The Cousin of Mahomet; printed in which are inuplicated Generals at Constantinople, as being in- Lary and Milans, who,at a former decent.
period hau 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 goveri ment, to sitions inconsonant, captivus, false, restore the abolished constitution, tending to error, and exciting bad and to deprive me of the authority idens
entrusted to me by the King. The Apostolic Inquisitors of er. L'ut the energetic measures 1
adopted 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 first news of the the good order of the state, and to conspiracy, have defeated the vain fulfil the good wishes of the King. projects of the seditious. Pur- I announce with satisfaction to the sued on all sides, the greater part whole province and to the army, of those whom public notoriety that the conspiracy having been had marked as guilty, have been discovered, and the principal actors arrested. The most active search in it having been arrested or purwill soon discover their accom- sued, there no longer remains any plices. Those who have fled to cause of alarm: and the conspithe mountains, and have found rators only await the punishment there a temporary asylum, have which the laws shall award to such been traced with so speedy a step criminals, after the result of legal that they must be overtaken. In proceedings, which have been althe midst of the painful sentiments ready commenced, and which will which have afflicted my mind dur not be of long duration. ing these days of trouble, I have
© Xavier CASTANOS. had the consolation to see the in- “ Barcelona, April 12, 1817." habitants of Barcelona, and those General Lacy, with his principal of the rest of the province, not accomplices, was capitally cononly renounce all alliance with the demned by a court martial asseintraitors, but testify a just indig bled near the end of April at Barnation against them, and enter celona. Gen. Milans had not yet with zeal into the execution of been apprehended. The project those orders which have been is- of an insurrection seems to have sued to apprehend and punish the been more extensive than at first guilty. The conduct of the troops appeared; and it is asserted that and of their officers has been three hundred officers were arequally praiseworthy. The dis- rested at the same time with Lacy cipline of all the corps has shown as participators in his designs. itself to be deserving of the high Lacy, after his capture, was est credit. Two companies only taken over to Majorca, probably of the battalion of the light infan- to prevent any designs in his fatry of Tarragona have been deceived your. On arriving there, it was and seduced by the second in com- uncertain whether he would have mand, Don Joseph Quer. No undergone the punishment of other officer has taken part in the death, or have been indulged with disaffection, which lasted only for a commutation; but finding hima few hours.
self upon the beach with only his "Such was the foundation of the escort, he attempted to make his foolish hopes of those wretched per- escape by flight. The soldiers pursons, who, in spite of all their efforts, sued him, and in striving to dehave not succeeded in interrupting fend himself, he was killed. for a moment the public tranquillity.
PAPAL BULL. “There is no longer any subject A bull published by the Pope in for alarm. All the first autho- the month of April, which respects rities of the province have pressed the property of the church in Spain,
affords a strong proof of the accu- guod-will wherewith we are animulation of wealth in that class, mated in favour of the said King and of the necessity under which the Ferdinand, have admitted i he supstate labours. It is of the follow. plications he had addressed to us, ing tenor.
and which have been presented to Pius, Bishop, Servant of the us by our dear son the Chevalier Servants of God.
Antonio de Vargas y Laguna, bis “The Roman Pontiffs, incited Minister Plenipotentiary: yielding by their paternal love for the whole to these supplications, and conCatholic Hock, have never suffered sidering the enormous expenses at the Apostolic benignity to be ac. the price of which we have had the cused of having refused, in seasons satisfaction 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 Son in 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 reneration to us, “Thus, from our ceriain knowand the Holy Apostolic See, in his ledge, and after mature considepresent painful circumstances; ration, making use of the plebeing well persuaded that God niturie of the Apostolic power with has committed to the Clergy which we are invested, we grant alone, the care of managing the by these presents to the said King property of the Church, as had Ferdinand an indulto, that validly, been clearly and unanimously pub- freely, and law fully, he may, durlished 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 Ponriff Symmachus; couring the royal treasure, the exthis Prince bas 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 trea- rents, and products, of the Clergy, sury, occasioned by the general as well regular as secular. agitation of affairs. And as the “By these presents we commisnjeans and fortunes of the laity sion and authorize our dear Sons, are already oppressed with charyes, the Prelates, &c. &c. by reason of which the said King “ Let no one dare then to oppose Ferihinanil has not ventured to the execution of our present act of make new demands, he has thought concession, power, indulto, comproper to require an annual sum niission, mandate, establishment, of 30,000 000 reals, money of that declaration, derogation, and will. country, on ecclesia-tical property, And if any one have the temerity for only six years. in which time to commit such an attempt, let him the number of pensions will be know that he incurs the indiguadiminished, and the value of the tion of the All Mighty God, and of revenues augmented.
the most blessed Saint Peter and “ In consequence, we, with the Saint Paul, his ape-stles.
(121 * Dane 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 ber august brother, therefore, our saviour, 1817, and of could not regard with indifference our Pontifi ate the 18th." an object so essential and so wor
thy of his policy ALTEX OF ETRURIA.
“ Don Pedro Gomez de LabraIt had been mentioned in our dor, his Majesty's Plenipotentiary hancal report of the year before tn the Congress, conformably to ht, that certain reclamations had his instructions, endeavoured to fix by made on the allied powers the lot of the Queen of Etruria, tracrve in the claims of the Queen and to regulate other points conel 11nuria, and her son the infant nected with the rights of her MaDe Carles Louis, in re-pect to jesty, exerting for that object his
Ours of Parma, Placentia, talents and information in so far and Guastalla King Ferdinand as circumstances permitted. Fi*** uw enabled to settle this im- nally, the Duke of Casa Fernan urrent atfur, and at the same Nunez, his Majesty's Ambassador me to announce the incorporation at Paris, having been charged to
L. Be the grand European alli- continue this important negoti224 by the following official article. ation, bas succeeded in bringing " I be King, on being restored to it to a happy termination. His
earune of his ancestors, could activity and zeal for the bonour tek mua to take the deepest interest of the King have procured bis * r giary of a ciown which Majesty the satisfaction of seeing Brak ne had preserved for him, this affair concluded by solemn
mward of the generous efforts treaties entered into with the said radhuc constancy of his subjects. great Powers, and signed at Paris its murs were constantly directed on the 7th, 8th, 9th, and both of She re-establishment of order, Inst June. By one of these treaand be the purpose of repairing ties, his Majesty accedes to the acts ale n. of a derastating war. of the celebrated congress at l'iberbedres bis Majesty could not enna, and Spain is incorporated me katted unless he fully co- with the great European confeented with the other Powers of deracy. Another treaty sanctions hane in frung the basis of a the reversion of the Duchies of
na prace, destined henceforth Parma, Placentia, and Guastalla, a srute their repose, and the sa- in favour of his Serene Highness
sunuty of their rights. the Infant Don Carlos Louis; and
great work, which was in the surrender of the -tates of Lucca, Tentera on be the result of the la. with the stipulated assignments, ness of the angers united for until the said reversion takes place, 44 ppee, presented, however, in favour of her Majesty the Serene 2 esecuti in those obstacles Infanta of Spain, Queen of Etruria, *... *ere the immediate effect of and mother of the Infant Don me pasasal confusion into which Carlos Louis. un and power had thrown the Thus is terminated an affair een of the different nations : equally complicated and essential the fate of the Infanta, the t'the high policy of his Maje-ty,