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" and nearest to himself, his Mamelukes and spect which Buonaparte's departure for “ Poles; then bis regular French troops, " the armies, under the present circum" and, in his outer circle, come the national "stances of France, offers to qur view, we " guards of Paris, over whom, by a recent cannot but consider it as most animating.
decree, he has placed officers of his own " The day of trial is at hand. The Ty“ choosing." " At present he clings to "rant, like a condemned gladiator, sullenly “ Paris, as he did a few months ago to enters his last arena. No look of com“ Dresden. He sees whole departments “ fort greets him. No one cries, God save
occupied by the Allies, without daring " him. His enemies are numerous and
to move to their defence." I must con formidable. His subjecls are cold, fess, if this description of the situation of “ gloomy, and dispirited. How does he the tyrant" was true, the poor devil" leave his capital ? What are the partmust have been in a sad mess, especially " ing tokens of his love for his good city of when, what this writer stated as a matter" Paris? Bankruptcy and swindling. Like of unquestionable notoriety, is farther con a fraudulent tenant, the last acts of whose sidered, “ that ere many weeks have"
occupancy are waste and spoliation, he " elapsed, the white fag, will be dying in "plunders the Bank, and robs the mer“ several different parts of France.' If, I “ chants, that the lawful master of the say, these statements had been lrue, that
find it on his accession destiman ought to have been held the most tute of wealth and weakened in reegregious fool alive, even to imagine that sources.' Here, reader, you find not Buonaparié would, at any future period, only an explicit admission, that Buonaparte, be able to overcome his difficulties, or the man who, only a few weeks belore, venture to show his face at Paris. But, found it necessary to sheller himself in Paris reader, I am now about to prove to you, from the rage of his oppressed subjects, by and that from the mouth of this writer collecting round him all the military force himself, that his statements were nol true, in France; the man " against whom every and that he must have known them to be “ man's hand was turned,” and who false at the very instant he was attempting “ trembled every inch" for the safety of to palm then upon the public. We all his throne; this humbled, this proscribed know that the French Emperor, contrary " individual," not only braving all these to the lying predictions of the news-papers, dangers by leaving Paris, but actually leaddid leave Paris, without any attempt on ing forth an army of those very Frenchmen, the part of his subjects, "to call him to who, the day before, were eager to merit “ account for his imisdeeds.” Nay, more, proud title of being his assassins." we know, that as he set out to fight the - This writer thought he saw something Allies, who are represented in the Courier " animating" in all this. It is probable he to have invaded France with 400,000 chosen did, if we suppose, as we have every reatroops, that he must have taken an army son to do, that he entertained a fellow feelwith him equal, if not superior, to the in- ing with those who cry up interminable vaders, otherwise it would have been mad- war, merely because they profil by it. ness in him to think of leaving his capital. Only a few days after putting forth the Now what did the Times writer say, on above philippic, we find this writer reathese facts becoming notorious ? -Did he soning thus ; .“ We deny not, that the come forward, like an honest man, and ac power of evil may predominate, The knowledge his error ? Did he shew that a "short-sigl.tedness of our Allies; the regard for truth was paramount with him “apathy of a great part of France; the to all other considerations ? No; he had" wicked activity of the advocates and acnot the integrity to act a part so nable and complices of murder and treason; all. disinterested. Finding he could no longer " these may raise up the down-trodden deny facts, he descended to the mean and " hopes of the detested Tyrant. He will, pitiful shift of endeavouring to bring them "doubtless, make an imposing display of into discredit by ridicule, which, however, “ his forces. He has drawn all his armies, he intermixed with so large a portion of the except those of Soult and Suchet, to a point, gall, that he disgusted even his most cre 66 Their composition must be bad; but their dulous readers. It was in the following numbers may be great."-Indeed, it has insolent manner that he spoke of the affairs come to this, has it? Buonaparte will doublof France, when he found he could not less make an imposing display of his forces ; conceal what was known to all the world : he has drawn them together, and their num
“If we turn our eyes toward the pro..bers may be great. What: all in a mo
ment? Was it really “ all lies” you were already cleared, and I think upon good Jately telling the public, about the desperale grounds, from the charge of disloyalty, situation of Napoleon? or was you serious scem rather disposed to put a stop io the when showing off your learning to the city career of these invaders, and inclined to politicians, in the comparison you drew carry the horrors of war back into the between the French Emperor and Cadmus, bosom of the German states. But if the who, you told them, “ sowed dragons' allies could not foresee this. If, believing " teeth, and they started up armed men ?" all that the Times newspaper told them But the best of the joke is, this writer tells about the disaffection of the French, and us, that we have nobody to blame for the their readiness to hoist the white Aag imposing attitude which Buonaparté has and declare for the Bourbons; if, I say, assumed, but the Allies and the people of the Allies were so simple, so credulous, France.“ The short-sightedness (says he) and so blind as to take this upon the bare " of our Allies—the apathy of a great part statement of the Times, how can that paper 66 of France !!" These complaints against now censure them for the credit which they the people of France might have been gave to their lies ? how blame them for tolerated. Considering how much they being short-sighted as to an event which are attached to their sovereign; how they themselves did not foresee, or, if foreready they are to sacrifice their lives in seeing it, which they intentionally and his cause; and that he has only to raise carefully concealed from all the great his finger, or to give a nod, and 300,000 powers in Europe who were so deeply inFrenchmen, in reality, 6 start up armed terested in knowing it? I am clear, how
I am no way surprised that the ever, that the Allies ought not to have Times, and all the tribe of scribbling pen- trusted to any newspaper report whatever sioners in this country, should vomit out in a matter of such consequence; no not rancour and abuse against that gallant peo- even to the representations of spies who ple. But why blame the Allies for this ? every where affect to know more of other What could they have done more than they people's matters than they do themselves, have accomplished? Have they not most and who never scruple at deceiving even willingly accepted every shilling which our their employers, if they find their interest liberalily and earnest desire for the deli- in it. The Allies ought to have looked
verance of Europe,” forced upon them? into the affair themselves ; they ought to Have they not, by these means, raised, dis have reasoned, they ought to have calcuciplined, and united innumerable armies ? lated upon the probability of succeeding Have they not succeeded in detaching from in their designs against France, instead Buonaparié the whole of his former Allies, of viewing the matter through the menot even excepting the Crown Prince of dium of other people's eyes. In short, Sweden, who owes his elevation to the the Allies ought to have studied human “ intrigues of the Corsican ?" Have they nature well, before they determined on in. not compelled him to abandon all his in- vading a people so attached to their sovefluence in Germany ? Have they not res. reign as the French appear to be, and who, cued Holland from his grasp ? Have they rather than submit to the former tyranny not driven him across the Rhine? In short, of the Bourbons, are willing, it is now seen, have they not invaded his territory, levied that war, with all its calamities, should be percontributions upon his subjects, in order petuated; are disposed to subject themselves to give them a taste of the miseries of to every privation, to the loss of life itself, war, and actually marched the Cos rather than allow any foreign power to dicsacks, the “unimitated, inimitable" tate the law, or, in any shape, interfere Cossacks, as the Courier calls them, to with their form of government. If the within 60 miles of Paris, that they may Allies have not duly considered these mathave it in their power, when they reach ters ; if they have rushed heedlessly into that city, to gratify the Christian and pious the contest; if they have taken it for grantwish of the writer in the Times, " thated that every thing which the lying press Paris, like Moscow, should be laid in of this country told them was true; and if ashes?” Have the Allies, I say, not done the consequence of their credulity should be all this? and ought not such mighly doings an entire reverse of fortune; then, indeed, to have sheltered them from the imputation they will have cause to regret their folly, of short-sightedness which has been so wan to lament their short-sightedness, and even tonly brought against them? It is very to' curse those who urged them on by lies true, the French people, whom I have and deceit; but to hear the conductors of the
Courier and the Times men, who have not entry into Brienne, all comment upon that relaxed one moment in their base attempts dispatch was puerile, and only shows the “ to spread darkness and delusion” over desperate nature of the game which is playEurope, and to subject mankind to a worse ing off upon the deluded people of this than Gothic barbarism, who have been un- country. ceasing in their endeavours to promote the Negociations are going on with Buonainvasion of France, and to persuade the parte and the Allies. The Moniteur of the Allies that nothing stood in the way which oth instant states that Lord Castlereagh and could prevent their march to Paris. To Caulincourt were at Chatillon along with the hear, I say, these creatures daring to cen- other ministers of the confederates, and that sure the Allies for their short-sightedness ; our Ambassador had exchanged notes with for becoming, what is not improbable, the the French plenipotentiary on the 4th, and unwary dupes of their own knavery ; indi- were to have a meeting in the evening. Ia a cates a degree of presumption, of arro- late report by Baron St. Aignan, one of gance, and of effrontery, that has no pa- the French diplomatists, which appeared rallel; except, indeed, we look for it in in the Moniteur, he gives the following as the passive, tame, and stupid manner in the substance of a conversation which he which mankind permit themselves to be had with the Austrian Minister:-" He led by these prostituted and hireling jour-“ told me that the Allies, long before the nals.
" declaration of Austria, had saluted the
“ Emperor Francis with the title of EmpeOCCURRENCES OF THE WAR. The of- “ror of Germany; that he did not accept ficial intelligence which I have to notice as “this unmeaning title ; and that Germany to the war in France, is what is contained " was more to him in this manuer than bein the following article from the Moniteur. " fore; that he desired that the Emperor "After the taking of St. Dizier, the Em-“ Napoleon should be persuaded that the “peror advanced on the rear of the enemy, greatest calmness and the spirit of modera
at Brienne, beat him on the 29th, and " tion presided in the councils of the Allies; “ took possession of the town and castle," that nothing was intended by any body “after a pretty smart action with the rear against the dynasty of the Emperor Napo“ guard.” Subsequent accounts state, that " leon; that England was much more modeBuonaparté proceeded afterwards to Troyes. “ rale than was thought; that there had -Dispatches have been received from " never been a more favourable moment for our minister Lord Burghersh, detailing the “ treating with her; that if the Emperor operations of the Allies up to the 18th of “ Napoleon really desired to make a solid last inopth, which, of course, could not be “ peace, he would spare humanity many expected to bring any thing new. But the misfortunes, and France many dangers, Courier, with its usual penetration, has" by not delaying the negociations for discovered, that a passage in his Lordship's" peace ; that they were near coining to an jetter of the 14th ult. places it “ beyond all" understanding; that the ideas conceived “ doubl that the people will not rise in supo “ of peace ought to give just limits to the
port of Buonaparté's authority." Had“ power of England, and to France all the chis letter been written after the date of maritime liberty which she had a right Buonaparte's departure from Paris (the " to claim, as well as the other powers of 25th ult.); and had the recent advantage, “ Europe. - That England was ready to which he obtained over the Allies, not been " restore to Holland as an independent before the public, from which it clearly “ State, what she would not restore to her appears that the people of France must have as a French province.” risen, otherwise Napoleon could not have Dispatches have been received from Lord had an army; the Courier might have cal. Wellington, in which it is stated, that Soult culated upon being able to lull its readers had called in all his out-posts, and had remore effectually in their fancied security, by ceived considerable reinforcements from the Lord Burghersh's dispatch. But when it interior of France. How does this fact acis plain that his Lordship speaks of the cord with what the Courier tells us about state of things, as he understood it to be, the French people refusing to support the eleven days prior to the march of Napoleon authority of Buonaparté ? from his capital, and fifteen days before his
Published by G. BAGSHAW, Brydges-Street, Covent-Garden,
LONDON: Printed by J. M'Creery, Black-Horse-Court, Fleet-street.
VOL. XXV. No. 8. LONDON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1814. [Price Is.
(926 SUMMARY OF POLITICS.
the two, I shall first request the attention
of the reader. Mr. Mant, as was before MR.MÁNT AND CAPTAIN CAMPBELL -- observed, has published a pamphlet, which, ; In the last Number of the Register, at page he states in that pamphlet, to have been 203, l'inserted an article upon the subject rendered necessary by the conduct of Caps of the dispute between these two gentle tain Campbell, who had, it appears, shown men, relative to the selling of prize goods to several persons at Southampton, certain and the granting of passports to foreign. papers injurious to Mr. Mant's character ; vessels in the Mediterranean. -1 had ob- and, who, it also appears, had refused to sērved, in' a' former article, that the mat- furnish Mr. Mane with any copy of those tër divided itself into two parts, very dis- papers, though, it must be observed, that tinct from each'other. One part related to. Captain Gampbell did offer, in answer to the conduct of Captain Campbell towards. Mr. Mant's request, to suffer the papers to the parties whose gouds' and vessels were. be seen by any friend, of Mr. Mant's; an seized, or laid under contribution, and offer which Mr. Mant, refused, upon the towards the nation whose ship he com- ground, that, the showing of the papers to manded, whose sallots were employed in one person would not satisfy him after they the service, whose purses bore the expense, had been shown to so many, calling upon of his enterprises, and whose credit and Captain Campbell to cause the papers to be honour' it was his bouniden' duty to main printed, and offering himself to bear the tafn; or, at least, not wilfully to tarnish, expense. To this proposition, Captain'
The other part was of a nature com Campbell's relation, i Capt. D. Campbell, paratively insignificant, though not divest, who was now, it appears, the keeper of the ed of sufficiene importance to merit the se-, papers, declined to make any reply; whererious attention of the public, as it involved upon Mr. Mant published that pamphlet, to a question of good or bad character of Mr. which I'am now about to refer. In his · Mant, a gentleman of vety 'respectable con pamphlet, at pages 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11; nexions, and, until lately, a'surgeon in the Mr. Mant makes the following statement." navy. It is always disagreeable to me, Captain Patrick Campbell has as- · and particularly at a time like the present, cused me of Peculation, &c, in my arwhen subjects of such astonishing moment rangement of the Prize Concerns, &c. of are presenting themselves every hour for “ His Majesty's Ship Unité and others; the consideration of my country, whose " and at the period which embraces the future fate depends, perhaps, upon the “ events in question, under the immediate events of the present month; at such a "command of Captain Patrick Campbell, time, it is peculiarly disagreeable' to me to “ of the said ship, then senior officer, comenter 'upou matters originating in the dis-manding a squadron stationed in the putes of individuals. But, seeing that I " Adriatic, intended for the blockade of have entered upon the subject, and that if " the ports of Venice, &f.,&c, ---- In the I leave it in its present state, I'may be thé" execution of this duty, nuiñerous vessels means of doing injustice, I think it neces " of the enemy, as well as neutrals, were sary to resume it here, and, with the aid of " detained by Captain Campbell; and, all the information which I now possess, to " being acquainted with the Italian lanplace the whole of the case as clearly be. " guage, I was directed by him, my comfore the reader as I can; aud, however demanding officer, to go on shore to the ficient I may be found, in other respects, “ city of Trieste, for the express purpose in the performance of this task, I trust that “ of disposing or compromising for such neither of the parties concerned will have“ vessels and cargoes as were then, or any just grounds for charging me with par- " might thereafter be captured or detained tiality. To the first branch of the sub-" by him, or by any of the squadron kinder ject, as being by far the most important of his command, without having been pre
“ viously sent to an admiralty court for ad " this must be added, they were of the “ judication.--Not having been an ac- " construction of ships, brigs, trabaccolos, s credited, but a voluntary and friendly * &c. &c. Documents of which are in my " agent to Captain Campbell in this busi- " possession. In the several compro"uess, and this was the prevailing idea of " mises, &c. I have been acknowledged by " the squadron, from the knowledge. I had the Borsa (i. e. Commercial Chambers, "of the Italian language, yet unacquainted" or Royal Exchange) to have made them (with its routine, that it did not thien oc on the most honourable and advantage66 cur to me that I was lending my assist ous terms for the interest of my employer; "ance to the committal of an illegal traus " and to exculpate myself completely from " action, a circumstance of which he hiin. any charge of misconduct, or of appro"self could not be ignorant at the time be “priating any sumn or sums to my own use
gave me the instructions. In obedi " and benefit, that I now declare, the spe"ence to his orders, a negociation took "cific sums stipulated in the several pecu
place with a Deputation of merchants" niary, payments were always (excepting " mutually selected for this special purpose in some very trilling cases, and this at “ from the commercial chambers (i. e. "the moment of einergency), in the first “ Borsa, or Royal Exchange) of the city of "instance, subunitted to the consideration, “ Trieste, gentlemen of opulence and known " and, lastly, rendered valid with the con"respectability, and ultimately denomi- "currence of Captain Campbell, my come, "nated as “ The Deputation for the prize manding officer, or some other Captain, "affairs of Corlu and Malla," &c. &c. " "who were all in agreement of sharing,
- Towards both these ports I was di- " monies 'obtained by this unwarrantable, “ rected to hold out a menace, that detain " and illegal proceeding.
-The various sed vessels would be sent, if a pecuniary sums received on account of this practice,
arrangeinent on their part was not made; were never collected by me; the Depu. : " which had the desired effect,' by the station sent the money to the office of the ; "speedy adjustment of the matter; the Vice Consul ai Trieste, which w " Depucation being well aware of the sub- "'vered
d over to me in bags, sealed, and " sequent and great expense of litigations," with a tálly, specifying the amount, in “ &c, in a court of Admiralty: and as a " order to deliver it to, Captain Campbell, “ further inducement for the Deputation to “my commanding officer, on iny returning “ cause a liberal compromise, passports
" on board; and which I was in the con“ were generally given by Captain Camp: "stant habit of doing, seeing at the time of " bell to each vessel ; and, in several in delivery the amount counted and reckon"stances, a convoy was granted, to prevented by Captain Campbell; and the dise " their being again seized or detained. • tribution of this money was at po period “Captain Campbell, conscious of his im 66 intrusted to me." There is soine" proper and illegal conduct in this affair, thing so bold in these transactions; they “ delivered to me a Bond, drawn up in his display, so grand a scale of action, that oue "own diction and writing, with instruc- can hardly believe it possible that they " tions for me, to use as a Form for those were illegal; and yet, I have exainined the “ merchants to sign who agreed to a com- acts of Parliainent in vain in order to find “promise, as' a preverition to their insti- out something to warrant them. It is inn"luting any process against him in any possible for me to know what were ihe in"' court of law:-bat, unluckily for the structions given to Captain Campbell by “ Captain, he is not aware of the nultity of the Admiralty; and, I do not pretend to " the Bond even at this moment; as, very say, because I really do not know, what is “ probably, he may hereafter feel the ill the law upon the subject. These transac “effects of this designing caution. In tions may, therefore, have been fully justi" order to afford some proof to the public fiable, in consequence of some instrucțions " that Captain Campbell's orders were en
part of the Adiniralty, or of some "forced, for the compromise of the several enactinent by the Parliament; but, this, I “ vessels and cargues, I declare the same say, that, if they had not one of these
10 have taken place with vessels under grounds to rest upon, they were reicher " the following Hags; viz. Turkish, Gre- more nor less than acts of Piracy. When “ cian, Danish, Papal, Inperial, French, I wrote the last article upon this subject, I ps and Venetian ; and, were I to state the had seen a paper, purporting to be a lettec. " names, the list would nearly reach the to the Lords of the Admiralty, the object “ length of a certain Proctor's billi-mbut of which was, to explain the nature of these