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For DECEMBER 1790.,


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dress of the new municipality of the city FRANCE.

of Paris, and I approve the choice they

have made in appointing you their chief'; PARIS, Nov. 30.

I am confident your vigilant attenHE municipality of Paris, thinking it tion to publicc order will justify the disa ledgment to the King, 'for having cho. tants of the capital ; you are not ignod sen the keeper of the Seals from among rant of what I must feel, when I hear them, the Mayor, at the Head of a depu- that its tranquillity is disturbed by illegal tation, waited on his Majesty, and pro- attacks on the persons or property of in nounced the following discourse: dividuals. Liberty cannot exist without

respect for and obedience to the law,

which is the safeguard of all; assure the “ The new municipality of Paris lay citizens of Paris that, ever faithful to my their homage and respect at your Ma- principles, I thall noc cease to watch ovec jesty's feet; though formed the last in the iheir happiness with fatherly solicitude kingdom, they will be foremost in sete and affection." ting the example of fidelity to the laws The King's conduct in having chosen of the state, and to your Majesty's per- popular characters to succeed the diffcró son. The city of Paris is known for its ent Minifters, who were execrated by eternal attachment to its Sovereigns; the nation, has given infinitely more faand its sentiments must be the more ac- tisfaction, than any act of his since the ceptable to your Majesty at the prel-nt revolution; he now may literally be moment, as it is the free expression of a said to have recovered the entire confie free people. Sire, you love our fellow dence of the people. citizens, and have given us a signal mark of your confidence; you have honoured with your choice the man whom our fut- The Emperor's authority restored in the frages would have recommended. The

Netherlands. ciry of Paris deputes us to offer to your Majesty ils respectful and sincere acknowledgements; it will now have an

BRUSSELS, Dec. 3: organ near the throne, and a protector The Austrian troops arrived here yesto ward from it every kind of harın; the terday morning. Their general quarminister of justice will be the interpreter ters are at Cambre, a female monastery, of your Majesty's paternal intentions; about half a league diftant from this the confidence of the Kinz and that of town, which, only two days before, was the people refting on the same head, will occupied by the patriotic troops. become the pledge of public


and On the 21 instant, the inilitary magamust ensure the happiness of all parties." zine was abandoned to the plunder of the

rebel troops. The King's Answer to tb2 Mayor. The officers, now turned adeift, and “ I receive with fatisfaction the ad- deprived of their pay, thought proper to You. XII. No: 720



Parliamentary Intelligence. make themfelves amends by pillaging to the frontiers of Brabant, Hainault, and the Treasury, in which there were about Flanders, to receive the submission of te 40 or 30,000 forins, after which, they inhabitants. followed the example of the soldiers, and wese foon dispersed, leaving only behind them what they were unable either to

ENGLAND. carry away or to destroy. The mob too were preparing to plun

PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE. der whatever the soldiers had spared, particularly the congress Hall, the WarOffice, and the Hotels of their former

HOUSE OF LORDS. Sovereigns ; bat they were prevented by

Thursday, Nov. 25. the arrival of the vanguard of the Hussars of Haddick.

His Majesty wint in ftate to the multitude thought that they were appari. Black Rod was sent to command the i:uAt the approach of these troops, the House of Peers, ant being frated on the

throne, the Gentleman Uther of the tions ; they would scarcely believe their

mediate attendance of the Gentlemen of own The business,

the House of Commons. Soon after Mr short, is over. The mask is falien off, and, to the comfort of Hatfell, the Principal Clerk, with a humanity, the whole has been effected confulerabie number of the Members apwithout the effusion of one single drop of peared at the bar, and were addressed by blood.

the Lord Chancellor nearly in the folThe arrival of the Austrians was an

lowing words: nounced by drums beating and colours acquaint you, that he will defer declar

" His Majetty bas commanded ine to fying

Vandernoot, Vaneupen, and their arto: ing the cause of calling this Parliament, ciates are fled. Several others, who had till there hall be a Speaker of the House diftinguished themselves by their fanatic of Commons. It is therefore his Majeszcal, have followed their example.

ty's pleasure, that you do impediately All the prisoners of war, confined by repair to the place where the Commons the late Congress, have been fet at libero do usually fat, and there chufe a fit per

son to be your Speaker, and that you Pears, and franquillity begin to be re- present the perfon, le chosen to his Mie Itablished, and every one blefies the day jesty here, for his Royal approbation to

MOTOW at two o'clock.". which puts an erd

to our calamities. The Aufirian Government will it is

His Majesty having retired, the Cierka

proceeded to administer the ufual oaths expected, be established next week, This morning the regiment of Bender cellor was fworn firit, and after him his

io the Lords present. The Lord Chanentered this torn, followed by their bag. Poyal Highnéis the Prince of Wales and Fage. The Tyrolian Chasseurs came

the Duke of Gloucefter... in a ligle while before.

A certificate was read from the Clerk This day or to-morrow his Excellency of the Crown, Irating, that thirteen General Bender, and a corps of Chasseurs, Peers had been duly elected to represent are expected. All patriotic diftinctions are entirely. Lords had been returned with an equal

the Peerage of Seodland, and that fix abolished. It is said that the amount of the whole

number of votes.

· The Earl of Guildford took the oaths plunder, damage and waste, is equal to between three and four millions of the newly created Peers were introduced,

and his feat by sueceffion; after which florins. The taking of Namur was the prelule usual oaths adminiftered, they took their

and their patents being read, and the so the surrender of several other frontier seats in the following order: towns, such as Charleroy, Gofelines, Sombreff, Genuppe, &c.

The Marquis of Abercorn, From Namur to Brussels, the fove

Lord Vifcount Digby, reignty of King Leopold was acknowledg

Earl of Beverley, ed without the smallest resistance. He

Lord Fisherwick, was installed in several places with songs

Lord Fife, of triumph.

Lord Mulgrave.
Several detachments have been sent The House then adjourned.



HOUSE OF COMMONS that the general opinion would be that The House of Commons a-mbled to his Right Hon. friend united all those the number of three hundred at leaft. A- qualities that ha:l rendered him formerly, bout three o'clock Sir Francis Molineux and would render himn in future, a procame in the usual form, and delivered per object of their choice. To thofe the following message : “ His Majesty members who were not in the last Parcominands the attendance of this Hon- liament, he would take the liberty to ourable House in the House of Pears." to ftate, that all the dignity of the pro

Mr Hatfell, attended by a considerable ceedings in that House, the preservation number of members went to the bar of of its privileges in violate, and the ne the House of Lords, and in a very short thod of managing the great and injurtime returned to elect their Speaker. tant business to be transacred tliere, de Gentlemen having taken their places. pended very much upoh the conduct of

The Master of the Rolls rose, and fat. their Speaker, without whom they could ed, that they were now afTembled for not do any one at whatever. He wouid the purpose of exercising their ancient not detain them nuch longer from comand indisputable right of electing their mencing the business they were af mbra own Speaker. It had been, he said, the upon, hui would ask those new

members usual custom" upon fuch ocafions tó to consider the nature of the official fitne point out the various and important du- 'ation they were going to appoint fumé ties of that high starion, and to enume person to, and then appeal to them if rate the many qualities, great abilities, they would not certainly prefer his Right and accomplishments, which that person Hon. frieni, who had been tried toe ought to poffefs whom they were to some time in tha: arduous firmation, honour with their choice ; were he to where he had given the most univerfal follow this example, he was happy to satisfaction, and who, he could venture think that a more anple field for con- to affirm, poftefred (as the last House of mendation never fell to the lot of any Commons had experienced) all the gentleman,' in propofing a Speaker, than found judg.ent and knowl: Age of our he had the good fortune to have this excellent confirution, adherence to the day; but well knowing the honourable privileges of the House, and invariabie character and gentleman-like feelings of conduct in itrictly attending to its orders his Right Hon. friend, as well as con- and regulations. He then moved that fidering that a majority of the genilemen the Right Hon. Henry Addington be present had the honour of fitting with called to the chair. him in the laft Pacliament, and bearing Mr Philips role to second the motion; teftimony, upon many and grear occa he faid, perhaps, after what had fallen fions, to the propriety of conduct, the from the Righi Hon. Gentleman before superior abilities, and the very muild and him, there remained liitle for him to conciliating maniners of his Right Hon. add, nor would he tong deraia the Houde friend, he would wave going into that from the inipo: tani concerns for which panegyric in his presence, which, how they mei-e, however felt himself, from ever justified he might otherwise be in kis personal knowledge of his Right Hon, doing it, would, he knew, omy ferve to Friend, as well as from his public chat d strets the feeling of his Right lon. racter, called upon to rise. The honour friend.

of his Right Hne. Friend lett hint no To thofe gentlemen who were in the room to fupp« fe that uninerited panegylaft Parliament, and who had witness-d ric and complimentary praises were any the proceedings of the Houle under the ways faited to his frelings, far less to his direction of his Right Honourable friend, wishes ; but, he mufi lay, that, great as he had little to lay, being convinced that there requilites were, which the person the motion le wai about to make would ouzht to have acquired who was nomi. pals unanimously, and likewise, te sated for that dignified fituation and cause that conlucł, and those ami. Hiijh trust, ftill he knew, that his Hon. able manners which he was applaud- ourable Friend uni-ed them all in his ing (though no applause of his could qualities for thechair—a frong judgment; enhance their value), had already met a thorough knowledge of the conftitution with the approbation of every individual and laws of the country, a particular atmember of the last Parliament, who is tention to the forms and orders of the in this, and many other very respectable Houfe, were all neceffary to the person pames which he was forry to think they whom they should put in the chair; but, had loft. He was therefor well assured he was the more zcalous in supporting Ka



Affairs in England the nomination of his Right Hon. Friend, and well adapted speech, by assuring the because he added to theie, in an eminent House, that if he had the honour to be degree, the liberal and amiable deincan, elected their Speaker, no pollible exertion our, which united the urbanity of the that he could make should be wanting to gentleman with the knowledge and offi: fill the office of Speaker with fidelity, hocial dignity of the great magiftrate. Mr nour, and impartial juflice; he however Philips concluded a speech highly and argued much against a person so inades jusly honourable, both to himself and quate to the talk being fixed upon, and his Right Hon. Friend. by seconding the wished somebody morc fit was thought motion.

of. Mr Addington then rose, seemingly The Master of the Rolls, Mr Philips, much embarrassed by his natural models and many other members, then forced ty and the peculiar strain of praises with Mr Addington to the chair ; when he which his Honourable Friends had intro: again stated to the House that the elec. duced the motion; he however acquitted tion was not yet final, and begged they himself in a ftyle that did him the high- would consider and endeavour to fod eft credit. He said, he felt much at a somebody more capable. There was then Joss how to express himself in any man- a general cry of Chair ! Chair and haner nearly adequate to his feelings or conç ving taken his feat, the Speaker, in very ceptions upon this occasion, well convine appofite terms, thanked the House for ced that the compliments and encomiums the honour they had lo generously confer, which his friends had poured upon him red upon him. far exceeded any thing that he ever had Lord Courton rose, and spoke for a few merited, and was much afraid he never minutes, which, from his attitude, we could merit. In this situation he was took to be complimentary to the Speaker, perfectly overcome, nor did he know how as his Lordship spoke in so low a tone to proceed; he could not remain silent ; that we could collect nothing of what he and indeed the great respect he had for said. those who heard him, and for those who The Speaker moved that this House had kindly approved bis endeavours to do adjourn. fill the great and effential duties attached Adjourned accordingly, to the situation he had the honour to hold in the last Parliament, and was nominated to again by his Right Hon. Friend, made

FRIDAY. Nov. 26. him anxious to express that gratitude which he owed for those repeated obliga- the House of Peers, when the ceremony

This day his Majesiy went in Atate to tions which their generous and undeler, of presenting and approving of the new yed support on his part had laid him un- Speaker being gone through, and the der to the House, and of which he felt House of Commons attending, he was the most lively sense, though at present pleased to deliver the following moft by no means able to express in any way gracious speech from the throne that could convey his ideas to that Honourable House: He wifhed of all things

My Lords and Gentlemen, to avoid all affectation; but when he re- It is a great satisfaction to me to in.

flected on the last feffion of Parliament, form you that the differences which had and his own conduct, the retrospect arisen between me and the Court of Spain brought to his memory many omissions have happily been brought to an amicaand defects on his part, wBich, however ble termination. indu gently they were borne by the House I have ordered copies of the declara. convinced him íhat he was not a fit per- tions cxchanged beiween my Amballason to be again placed in that arduous cor and the Minifter of the Catholic and honourable situation.

King, and of the convention which has He said, the person, whoever he might fince been concluded, to be laid before 'le, that should be the object of their you. choice, must possess that degree of natu, The cbjects which I have proposed to Tal abilities, profound knowledge, parti myself in the whole of this transactios, cular acquaintance of the laws and pri- have been to obtain a suitable reparation vileges of parliament, and many other va. for the act of violence committed at

uab and effential qualifications, which Noorka, and to remove the grounds of he was forry to think he never could at. similar disputes in future; as well as to tain. After continuing for some time in secure to my subjects the exercise of their this ftrain, he finished á very excellent navigation, commerce, and theries in

thels those parts of the world, which were the My Lords and Gentlemen, subject of discussion.

You will have observed with concern 'The zeal and public spirit manifested the interruption which has taken place by all ranks of my fulyjects, and the dif-, in the tranquillity of our Indian poffefpotition and conduct of my allies, had' lions, in confequence of the unprovoked left me no room to doubt of the most attack on an ally of the British nation. vigorous and effectual support; but no The respectable' state, however, of the event could have afforded me so much forces under the direction of the governfatisfaction, as the attainment of the ob- ment there, and the confidence in the jects which I had in view, without any British name, which the system prescribactual interruption of the blessings of ed by parliament has established among peace.

the native powers in India, afford the Since the last seirion of Parliament, a mon favourable prospect of bringing the foundation has been laid for a pacifica- contest to a speedy and successful con lution between Austria and the Porte, and fion. I am now employing my mediation, in I think it necessary particularly to conjunction with my allies, for the pure call your attention to the fate of the pofé of negociating a definitive treaty province of Quebec, and to recommend between those powers, and of endeavour- it to you to confiler of such regulations ing to put an end to the diffentions in for its government as the present circunthe Netherlands, in whose situation I am ftances and condition of the province necessarily concerned, from confidera. may appear lo require. tions of narional interest, as well as from I am satisfied that I shall on every oc. the engagements of treaties.

cafion receive the fullest proofs of your A separate peace has taken place bet- zealous and affectionate attachment, ween Rullia and Sweden, but the war which caņnot but afford me peculiar fabetween the former of those powers and tisfaction, after fo recent an opportunity the Porte fill continues. The princi- of collecting the immediate fense of my ples on which I have hitherto acted will people. make me always defirous of einploying You may be assured that I desire nothing the weight and influence of this country so much, on my part, as to cultivate an in contributing to the restoration of ge- entire harmony and confidence between neral tranquility,

me and any parliamen',for the pupole of Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

preserving and tranimitring to poterity

the invaluable blefling of our free and exI have ordered the accounts of the ex- cellent conftitution, and of concurring pences of the late armaments, and the with you. in every measure which can estimates for the ensuing year, to be laid maintain the advantages of our present

fituarion, and promote and augment the Painful as it is to me at all times to see prosperity and happiness of my faithany increase of the public burthens, I am ful lubjects.". persuaded you will agree with me in His Majesty having retired, and their thinking that the extent of our prepara- Lordships having unrobed, leveral new tions was dictated by a due regard to Peers were introduced, and took the the existing circumstances, and that you usual oath; among them were Lord will reflect with pleasure on so striking a Griinitone, Lord Douglas, and Lord proof of the advantages derived trom Grenville. The Lord Chancellor then the liberal fupplies granted since the last read his Majelty's speech to the House, peace for the naval service. I reiy on as did also the clerk; after which the your zeal and public spirit to make due Chancellor moved, that their LordMips provision for defraying the charges in. do now take the ruid speech into their curred by this armament, and for sup- consideration; upon which. supporting the several branches of the Lord Powlett rol, and fail, that although public service on such a footing as the he was not in the habit of speaking in pubgeneral situation of affairs may appear lic, and wanted those distinguished abilities to require. You will at the same time, for drawing the attention of their Lorships I am persuaded, Mew your determina- to any thing he coull offer from himself, tion invariably to persevere in that system yet he flattered himself what he had now to which has fo effectually confirmed and propose to them would meet their most maintained the public credit of the na- unanimous concurrence; and he felt exs

treme fatisfaction at having it in his power pion,

to move for an address to his Majeniy, for

before you.

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