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enlightened citizens of Vienna, are attributed to the Proveditori and of the fimple but honest citi- Battagia, the Republic of Venice zens of Carinthia.

sees itself under the necessity of No matter! In spite of England, declaring that proclamation forged, and the ministers of the court of and of warning all its faithful subVienna,

we are friends. Thie jects not to be deceived by such French Republic assures to you the fianders, or induced to suppofe that rights of conquest; let them disap- its friendthip towards the Republic pear before the contract by which of France is in the least changed. we are reciprocally bound. You The Senate entertains no doubt will not join in a contest which is that the French nation will treat contrary to your sentiments. You such .calumnies with the contempt will furnish the provisions which they deserve, and repose that conwe may want. On my part, I shall fidence in the Republic of Venice protect your religion, your man- which it has merited by its irre. ners, and your property. I shall proachable conduct. not exact from you any contribution. Is not the war of itself horri. Manifesto of General Buonaparte against ble enough? Have you not already

Venice. suffered too much, you who are the innocent victims of others folly?

Head Quarters, Palma Nova, The impositions which you have

14 Floreal (May 13). been accustomed to pay to the Em

WHILST the French army was peror, will indemnify you for the engaged in the defiles of Styria, inevitable losses attending the march and left far behind them Italy and of an army, and the provisions with the principal establishments of the which you will furnish us.

army, where only a small number

of battalions remained, this was the Proclamation relative to the Disturbances

conduct of the government of Vein the Venetian Territory.

nice:-1. They profited of Passion

week, to arm 40,000 pealants, unitTHE conduct of the Republic ing them with ten regiments of of Venice, during the commotions Sclavonians, organised them into in Europe, has always been, and different corps, and sent them to still remains, so perfectly neutral different points, to intercept all and friendly towards all the bellige- kind of communication between rent powers, that the Senate did the army and the places in the not imagine it necessary to give the rear.-2. Extraordinary commiffaleast attention to the evil-disposed ries, guns, ammunition of all kinds, who pretended to question their and a great quantity of cannon, sincerity; but, as these malignant were sent from Venice even to enemies of the Republic have dif- complete the organization of differseminated the vileft slanders against ent corps of the army.-3. All perthe fincerity of the peaceable difpo- sons in the Terra Firma a ho had sition of the Republic, in a fabri- received us favourably, were arcated proclamation, dated Verona, rested; benefits and the confidence March 22, in which expressions of the government were heaped injurious to the French Republic upon all those who possessed a VOL. XXXIX.

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diet of the empire. The declara- Buonaparte, General in Chief of the tion made on the 14th instant, on Army of Italy, to the People of Cathe part of the Emperor, to the rinthia. three colleges of the empire, con- General Quarters at Clagenfurt, tains, amongst others, the following

April 1st. passage:

The states must have acquired the THE French army does not most perfect conviction from many come into your country to conquer events, especially from the hostile it, nor to effect any change in your sentiments expresied by the enemy religion, manners, or customs. It against the integrity of the empire, is the friend of all nations, and parthat it is become unavoidably ne- ticularly of the brave people of cessary to make greater efforts, and Germany. to lose no time in straining every The Executive Directory of the nerve to support his Imperial Ma- French Republic have spared no jesty in the generous patriotic re- pains to bring to a termination the solution of employing all his forces calamities which defolate the Confor the welfare of the Germanic tinent. Resolved to be foremost empire, and the preservation of its in the accomplishment of this plan, conftitution, with all possible vigour, they sent General Clarke to Vienand with farther sacrifices of his re- na, as a Plenipotentiary, to comsources.

mence negotiations for peace; but The Emperor then demands of the court of Vienna refused to all those states who wish for the hearken to them : it has ever been farther protection of the imperial declared at Vicenze, through the arms, the speedy furnishing of their medium of M. St. Vincent, that it quintuple contingent of troops, who did not acknowledge the French are to join the army of the empire Republic. General Clarke dewithout delay; to furnish allo the manded a passport, to go to speak contingents in money, and the ar- to the Emperor himself; but the rears of the Roman months, in or- ministers of the court of Vienna, der that the effective force may be dreaded, with reason, that the moseasonably known before the open- deration of the propositions which ing of the impending campaign, he was charged to make, would inwhich is to be carried on with the fluence the Emperor to conclude a greatest energy

peace. These ministers, corrupted The Emperor concludes his de- by Englih gold, betrayed Germany claration by itating,

and their prince, and are as reluctHis Majesty the Emperor and ant to negotiation as the perfidious King, considering the immense ef- irlanders who are the horror of all forts of the enemy, and the vicissi- Europe. tudes of the war which have hither- Inhabitants of Carinthia! I to taken place, will find it impoffi- know it, you detest, as much as us, ble to avert the hostile dangers both the English, who are the only which threaten the Germanic con- gainers by the existing warfare, and stitution, and the prosperity of cer- your minister, who is told to them. tain districts of Germany, unless his

If we have been at war for fix co-states will grant him the most ac- years, it is contrary to the wishes tive support.

of the brave Hungarians, of the

enlightened enlightened citizens of Vienna, are attributed to the Proveditori and of the fimple but honest citi- Battagia, the Republic of Venice zens of Carinthia.

sees itself under the necessity of No matter! In spite of England, declaring that proclamation forged, and the ministers of the court of and of warning all its faithful lubVienna,

we are friends, The jects not to be deceived by such French Republic affures to you the fianders, or induced to suppofe that rights of conqueft; let them disap- its friendthip towards the Republic pear before the contract by which of France in the least changed, we are reciprocally bound. You The Senate entertains no doubt will not join in a contest which is that the French nation will treat contrary to your sentiments. You such calumnies with the contempt will furnish the provisions which they deserve, and repose that conwe may want. On my part, I shall fidence in the Republic of Venice protect your religion, your man- which it has merited by its irreners, and your property. I shall proachable conduct. not exact from you any contribution. Is not the war of itself horri. Manifesto of General Buonaparte against ble enough? Have you not already

Venice. suffered too much, you who are the innocent victims of others folly?

Head Quarters, Palma Nova, The impositions which you have

14 Floreal (May 13). been accustomed to pay to the Em

WHILST the French army was peror, will indemnify you for the engaged in the defiles of Styria, inevitable loffes attending the march and left far behind them Italy and of an army, and the provisions with the principal establishments of the which you will furnish us.

army, where only a small number

of battalions remained, this was the Proclamation relative to the Difurbances conduct of the government of Vein the Venetian Territory.

nice:-1. They profited of Passion

week, to arm 40,000 pealants, unitTHE conduct of the Republic ing them with ten regiments of of Venice, during the commotions Sclavonians, organised them into in Europe, has always been, and different corps, and sent them to still remains, so perfectly neutral different points, to intercept all and friendly towards all the bellige- kind of communication between rent powers, that the Senate did the army and the places in the not imagine it necessary to give the rear.-2. Extraordinary commiffaleast attention to the evil-disposed ries, guns, ammunition of all kinds, who pretended to question their and a great quantity of cannon, sincerity; but, as these malignant were fent from Venice even to enemies of the Republic have dif- complete the organization of differseminated the vileft slanders against ent corps of the army.-3. All perthe fincerity of the peaceable dispo- sons in the Terra firma a ho had sition of the Republic, in a fabri- received us favourably, were arcated proclamation, dated Verona, rested; benefits and the confidence March 22, in which expressions of the government were hcaped injurious to the French Republic upon all those who possessed a Vol. XXXIX.

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furious

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diet of the empire. The declara- Buonaparte, General in Chief of the tion made on the 14th instant, on Army of Italy, to the People of Cathe part of the Emperor, to the rinthia. three colleges of the empire, con- Ġeneral Quarters at Clagenfurt, tains, amongst others, the following

April ift. paffage :

The states must have acquired the THE French army does not most perfect conviction from many come into your country to conquer events, especially from the hostile it, nor to effect any change in your sentiments expressed by the enemy religion, manners, or customs. It against the integrity of the empire, is the friend of all nations, and parthat it is become unavoidably' ne ticularly of the brave people of cessary to make greater efforts, and Germany. to lose no time in straining every The Executive Directory of the nerve to support his Imperial Ma- French Republic have spared no jesty in the generous patriotic re- pains to bring to a termination the solution of employing all his forces calamities which desolate the Confor the welfare of the Germanic tinent. Resolved to be foremost empire, and the preservation of its in the accomplishment of this plan, conftitution, with

all possible vigour, they sent General Clarke to Vienand with farther sacrifices of his re- na, as a Plenipotentiary, to comsources.

mence negotiations for peace; but The Emperor then demands of the court of Vienna refused to all those states who wish for the hearken to them : it has ever been farther protection of the imperial declared at Vicenze, through the arms, the speedy furnishing of their' medium of M. St. Vincent, that it quintuple contingent of troops, who did not acknowledge the French are to join the army of the empire Republic. General Clarke dewithout delay; to furnish also the manded a passport, to go to speak contingents in money, and the ar- to the Emperor himself; but the rears of the Roman months, in or- ministers of the court of Vienna, der that the effective force may be dreaded, with reason, that the moseasonably known before the open- deration of the propositions which ing of the impending campaign, he was charged to make, would inwhich is to be carried on with the fluence the Emperor to conclude a greatest energy

peace. These ministers, corrupted The Emperor concludes his de- by English gold, betrayed Germany claration by ftating,

and their prince, and are as reluctHis Majesty the Emperor and ant to negotiation as the perfidious King, considering the immense ef- islanders who are the horror of all forts of the enemy, and the viciffi- Europe. tudes of the war which have hither- Inhabitants of Carinthia! I to taken place, will find it impoffi- know it, you detest, as much as us, ble to avert the hostile dangers both the English, who are the only which threaten the Germanic con- gainers by the existing warfare, and stitution, and the prosperity of cer- your minister, who is told to them. tain districts of Germany, unless his If we have been at war for fix co-states will grant him the most ac- years, it is contrary to the wishes tive support.

of the brave Hungarians, of the

enlightened

we are

enlightened citizens of Vienna, are attributed to the Proveditori and of the fimple but honest citi- Battagia, the Republic of Venice zens of Carinthia.

sees itself under the necessity of No matter! In spite of England, declaring that proclamation forged, and the ministers of the court of and of warning all its faithful lubVienna,

friends. Tlie jects not to be deceived by such French Republic affures to you the flanders, or induced to suppose that rights of conquest; let them disap- its friendship towards the Republic pear before the contract by which of France is in the least changed, we are reciprocally bound. You The Senate entertains no doubt will not join in a contest which is that the French nation will treat contrary to your sentiments. You such.calumnies with the contempt will furnish the provisions which they deferve, and repose that conwe may want. On my part, I shall fidence in the Republic of Venice protect your religion, your man- which it has merited by its irreners, and your property. I shall proachable conduct. not exact from you any contribution. Is not the war of itself horri. Manifesto of General Buonaparte against ble enough? Have you not already

Venice. fuffered too much, you who are the innocent victims of others folly?

Head Quarters, Palma Nova, The impositions which you have

14 Floreal (May 13). been accustomed to pay to the Em

WHILST the French army was peror, will indemnify you for the engaged in the defiles of Styria, inevitable losses attending the march and left far behind them Italy and of an army, and the provisions with the principal establishments of the which you will furnish us.

army, where only a small number

of battalions remained, this was the Proclamation relative to the Disturbances

conduct of the government of Vein the Venetian Territory.

nice:-1. They profited of Passion

week, to arm 40,000 pealants, unitTHE conduct of the Republic ing them with ten regiments of of Venice, during the commotions Sclavonians, organised them into in Europe, has always been, and different corps, and sent them to still remains, so perfectly neutral different points, to intercept all and friendly towards all the bellige- 'kind of communication between rent powers, that the Senate did the army and the places in the not imagine it necessary to give the rear.-2. Extraordinary commissaleast attention to the evil-disposed ries, guns, ammunition of all kinds, who pretended to question their and a great quantity of cannon, sincerity; but, as these malignant were sent from Venice even to enemies of the Republic have dif- complete the organization of differseminated the vileft Nanders against ent corps of the army.-3. All perthe fincerity of the peaceable dispo- fons in the Terra Firma ho had sition of the Republic, in a fabri- received us favourably, were arcated proclamation, dated Verona, refted; benefits and the confidence March 22, in which expressions of the government were heaped injurious to the French Republic upon all those who possessed a Vol. XXXIX.

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