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any one; and, therefore, I am pretty cer. taken money for himself in an unfair way for tain, that the public will agree with me, in any one instance received any sum or snus of

passports,' voluntarily make

oath, That he vever that the allegation' is unsupported by any money on these accounts, or for any other whatthing like proof, and, of course, that Mr. soever, appertaining to the prize affairs of the Mant stands acquitted of the charge. I Adriatic squadron, nor did he ever issue a passhave now only ia add, that'I was in error, port to any person whatever, but such as bad when, in my last, I supposed, that Mr. and signature: and this Deponeyt further maketdi

always the said Captain Campbell's approbation Mant' had been displaced, or dismissed, bath, That in regard to the third charge confrom the Navy, on account of these trans- tained in the said weekly publication, of the inactions. I have now seen a letter from the terlineation of a passport, with the words to

return with merchandise, the said 'Captain Transport Board, showing that his discon- Campbell permitted such words to form a part of tinuance upon the half-pay list as surgeon the passport, and which interlineation was made, of the navy, was owing to his having be- and passport given, as a compliment to a gentlecome a lieutenant in the militia service. man at Trieste, 'tor the trouble and atteution he

The affidavit of Mr. Mant should be bad in arranging some part of the prize affairs of read with attention. The reader will take further saith, That he now holds two original

the aforementioned squadrog: and this Deponent into his consideration the circumstances letters to that effect; one addressed to the said under' which this affidavit has been made; Captain Campbell, and the other to bim, this he 'will bear in mind, that it has been Deponent: and this Deponent further saith,

That the said Captaip Campbell granted passe made under the eye of Mr. Mant's friends, ports containing the same permission, as was coand in the place where he resides ; that it terlined in the before-mentioned passport, to four is a solemn proceeding, which, in case of other gentlemen, who had also been instramental the' refutation of any part of the facts, must squadron at Trieste

, to cach,' one passport or

in arranging some of the prize affairs of the said consign the person swearing, to everlasting more, chiefly to load with oil and merchandise infamy; and, that, when Mr. Mant made from Paglia, in the Adriatic, and other ports the affidavit, he 'must have been sensible, where British ships were not permitted to enter, that, if refutation was possible, it would and to return with their cargoes to Trieste : and

this Deponent also, in regard to the last charge not fail, first or last, to take place. I contained in the to master op het publiek te vera

weekly publication, viz. of this subject fairly before my readers. Ito Mr. Mant, he drew 'up'a paper, further have not wilfully mistated or discoloured any at any, period or place whatever ever seen a

maketh oath, Tbat he, this Deponent, bath not fact; I have made no attempt to strain any conversed with the Master of the said vessel argument; I have acted under no feelings (Padron Pazzi) since the passport first hereinof partiality; and, if I have omitted many mentioned was delivered to him at Trieste, and things, which would have 'struck the mind which was prior to the said Master's application

to the said Captain Campbell for fresh passports: of an advocate on either side, I shall rely and this Depunent further saith, That with re on the penetration and judgment of every spect to the paper which appears in this Depocandid reader to supply the deficiency. nent's own hand-writing: it was written in con

sequence of his having heard it reported (but not MR. MANT's AFFIDAVIT.

then from the said Captain Campbell) that the

said Master of the said vessel had paid this Depo. * THOMAS MANT, late Surgeon of His nent three hundred dollars for the interlineation Britannic Majesty's frigate, Unité, now residing of the passport: That on liearing such report

, at the Town and County of the Town of South- this Deponent not being perimitted by the said ampton, maketh Oath, and saith as follows: Captain Campbell to go on shore, desired' a per *That it is only since this Deponent's pamphlet son to call on the said Master

and reqnest bis was offered to the consideration of the public, as attendance on board the said frigate Unité, to a refutation of certain calumnious reports teud- know if he had circulated such report: in answer ing to injure this Deponent's character, that tre 10 which' message, 'the said messenger brought has been made'acqnainted with the whole tenor word to this Deponent, that the said Master and extent of such reports, Captain Campbell, sayed, he could not come oy board, but denied late coinmanding the said frigate Unité, having having said any thing of the sort; and sayed, he previous to such publication only privately exhi- was 'willing to subscribe his name to any paper bited papers of that tendency : That as the this Deponeut would draw up which would re. charges now appear in a weekly publication, and fute such a charge, when the Deponent wrote the as it seems that this Deponent's pamphlet has not said paper before-mentioned, and gave the same so satisfactorilý rebutted the said reports, in con. open to the said messenger publickly, on the seqnence of the clandestine manner of their cir- quarter-deck of the said frigate, with directions culation, as otherwise nright lave been effected to carry the same to the said Master of the said from the truth of its contents; and this Deponent vessel for his signature: and this Deponent futa having promised an immediate and honorable re- ther saith, That the said paper so, sent as afore fatation to any charges which the said Captain said was, as this Deponent verily believes, inter Campbell should come forward with! Therefore cepted by otė Samuel Haire (styled in this Depo this Deponent doth now, in regard to the first nents before-mentioned paraphset as the incapa and second charges contained in the said weekly citated Pilot) who carried the saine, unsigned to publication; Viz. of his, this Deponent's, baving the said, Captain Campbell, and this Deponent

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BATTLE OF BRIENNE-It seeing that prove this Depopent dishonorable in arranging Buonaparté has met with another terrible the Unité's prize concerns,' or words to that defeat, which, if we believe the Courier effect; and that the said Samuel Haire was heard and the T'imes, must be attended with conby these officers to use the above expressions ; and that such expressions were so used by the sequences more fatal to his dynasty than said Samuel Haire, in consequence of this Depo any of his former disasters, because it has nent's laying reproved the said Samuel Haire for taken place in the heart of France, by his conduct in the ness-room on board the said which a direct communication has been frigate Unité; and which condact of the said Samuel Haire, one of the said three officers, in an

opened to his capital. I was much surattested declaration in this Deponent's posses prised, however, to find that 'neither the sion, is represented as being too indecent for pub Park nor the Tower guns were ordered to lic delail: and this Deponent further saith, That be fired, in celebration of an event so gratiit was eighteen months or more after this pepo: fying, so joyful to the good people of Engagainst him, that the said Captain Campbell, on land. Lord Burghersh tells us, in his dis

ordered to join Lord Collingwood, then patches, that it was a most glorious victory. to explain reports of this nature, which his Lord "Blucher was not long ago immortalized, the Commander in Chief in the Mediterranean, Sir Charles Stewart says, that " if Marshal ship had heard, first spoke to this Deponent com " this day would have crowned him in the cerning them; and this Deponent "having explained to the said Captain Campbell the cir. " annals of fames" and the whole tribe of cumstances of the before-mentioned several hireling journalists were so intoxicated with charges, le appeared perfectly satisfied, and the news, that language was incapable of suspend their opinions thereon

: and this Depo describing their ecstatic feelings. Thie mopent further saith, Taat the said Captain Camp- ney gamblers, and other “ gentlemen and bell, talking of Jos. Jarsovich, the person by men of honour," who frequent the Exwhom the said first mentioned Charge was made, change, were particutarly tapturous on this said, that he was a blackguard, and Captain Campbell, could not take his word, and occasion. They thought of nothing but the Wald therefore destroy the declaration he had" most glorious victory;". it was the predoand the said Captain Campbell also said that have no doubt it was the object of their ke had no better opinion of the business of the said Master of the vessel (Padron Pazzi) than he had nightly visions. Their favourite journals of the said Jos. Jirsovieh's, and should treat it kept ringing the changes upon the immor in like

although the said Captain Camp: Lalizing intelligence; and if any one venbell

Deponent the said passport, in tured, even by a look, to indicate a doubt which the said interlineation was inserted, and permitted this Deponent to take a copy thereof: upou the subject, he ran the risk of being and this Deponent further saith, that the said horse-whipped, at least, by these "gentle actio ea "of with

Campbell read to him, this Deponent " men and men of honour.” Yet in the Campbell to the said Lord 'Collingwood on the cial details in their hands of this « mnost subject, wherein the said Captain Campbell expressed himself in words to the following effect:

"glorious victory," and that, too, se on the And after a strict and diligent search into the territory of France," 'not a single gun been able to find a night on your listing thing was fured, not a chime rung, nor a solitary

tling to criminate him, candle lighted up, to commemorate the meaning this Deponent and this Deponent fiyther şaith, That he, quoted the above event. The other day the citizens of Lousa extract in a letter which he wrote to the don were gratified with the roaring of the said 'Lord Collingwood Depopent's seli. Park and Tower guns, in return for the

charges in question and child menu higle honour conferred upon the couriery best vestigation was ever ordered by his Lordship. the Danes, who had graciously condescended And this Deponent further saiti, That the said to accept of £900,000 of our money. It Padron Papendelea he said Samuel klairg against his native country, and helped mus

Jos. Jursovich, were is true, the Crowu Prince, who had armed who conducted" the Prize Affairs for the said Captain Campbell about eighteen months after to get rid of this troublesome article, comthis Deponent had found out, the illegality of pelled the Danes to give up 'ta Sweden a

to act further part of their territory; but for this we had therein.

previously given his Royal Highness an en Sworn at the Town and County of it tire island. It was not said that either wo Southampton, the 15th day of

or the Allies gained a "glorious victory," - February, 1814, before me, Thomas KIDDING, a Master es. Hitic, dan or even any victory at ali, by the Danish traordinary in Chancery. W

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merely, because another opportunity was the result of a previous determination on the given us of parting with our money. If part of Buonaparté, and not the consewhen we entered into treaty with the valiant quence, of its having been deseated. But Prince of Sweden, our views were then di- before I proceed to notice the circumstances rected to something beyond a setulement which, I think, warrant these conclusions, with Denmark; if we then calculated upon I request the reader to attend to the marked the Crown Prince marching with his army discrepancy which appears on comparing to assist the Allies in the invasion of the French official accounts of the Brienne France, or to co-operate with our own affair with those published in our Gazette. troops in completing the deliverance of Hole In the former we have a most interesting land, it now appears that these calculations and particular detail of a baule fought on were not well founded ;, for, whether he the 29th January, which was contested a disapproves of the proceedings of the other whole day, and which çerminated, after Powers, or whether, having oblained the a great deal of hard lighting, in favour of object he had in view. he is now solely oc- the French, who thereby obtained. posses-, cupied with securing it, it is clear that sion of the height of Partha," of "the Bernadotte has not performed any achieve castle of Brienne," and pursued the enement, worthy of notice, or shewn any ay" beyond the village de la Rothiere, anxious disposition to bring forward his where they took their position."-In army, since the signing of the treaty with Lord Burghersh's and Sir Charles Stewart's Denmark. But so it is, that we did re- dispatches, not a single word is said as to joice, that we did fire the Park and the these important and decisive occurrences ! Tower guns on that event being announced. It cannot be pretended that the enemy's How is it, then, that nothing of this nature accounts are inere gasconade, because we occurred when we heard of the late “most find it admitted in our official details, that “glorious victory" which had been ob- they actually had possession of the places tained over the enemy “on the territory of mentioned. Why, then should Lord Burg“ France ?". How is it that those who hersh and Sir Charles Stewart suppress the have the management of these matters facts ? Why should it be concealed, that the should have thrown such a damp upon pub- Allies had been compelled to give way be. lic feeling? Did they believe the dispatches fore the enemy, and to abandon so many of Lord Burghersh, or did they regard it a places of strength? Or, if they did transmauer of greater iinportance that Denmark mit the particulars, why have they been should accept £200,000 of our money, kept back from the public, while every than that Buonaparte should be completely circumstance prejudicial to the enemy has defeated in the very heart of France ? been anxiously obtruded upon our notice ? To me it seeins that this alleged victory has -Is not this concealment sufficient of it. not received that implicit credit in every self to warrant the charge of deception quarter which it bas done on the Stock Ex- practised by the public press, and to satisfy change, and which our prostituted press every rational person, that there is somehas endeavoured to obtain for it among the thing wrong in the manner of giving out credulous multitude. It is only in this way foreign intelligence ? _How far it may that I can account for restraining the public influence the mind of the reader in judging rejoicings usual on such occasions; and of the credit due to what has been publishwhen I look into the official details now be- ed here as authentic, it is for him to deterfore me, ; in which I find both parties, mine.--I shall now offer such observaBuonaparte on the one hand, and Lord tions as occur to me, on a comparison of Burghersh on the other, telling their own both statements, in so far as they relate to storý, 1 confess there appear to me strong subsequent events. I have said, that the reasons for believing, that the engagement engagement at Brienne was not a "general at Brienne was not a "general affair;" that "affair;" by which I mean, that the, Napoleon himself was not in the action : whole of Buonaparte's army did not take and, consequenıly, that he could not be de part in that action. It is stated, in the feated. My view is, that it was the rear French bulletin, to have been only the rear, guard of the French army only that was guard that was engaged. *This day, in engaged ; that even this part of it stood its " which our rear guard maintained itself in ground against the united and reiterated at-" a vast plain against the whole of the eneracks of the main body of the Allies; and “my's army, and quintriple forces."; thai įhę movement which followed, of with. But I shall be told, that the French bulledrawing it from its original position, was in ought not to determine the fact. Very

well; be it so; let us see what Lord Burg- of Russia, 'of Austria, of Prussia, and of: hersh says respecting it. " It appears," Wertemburgh; an attack upon the enemy ; says his Lordship, that Marshals Mar-by a large portion at least of the united ar-s "mont, Mortier, and Victor were present mies of the Allies. This is estimated by: " iu tkie action of this day. Generals Col- Sir Charles Stewart at 70 or 80,000 men, “bert and Grouchy were also presént." and fully warrants my statement that, the

Now, on turning to the French ac- main body of the Allies were engaged. It was count, it will be seen, that the 'officers probably this circumstance which induced named by his Lordship were those attached Lord Barghersh to denominate the affair a to the rear guard of Buonaparte's army. It general one, for surely he could not mean is true, he does not tell us explicitly what that it was general as to Buonaparlé's army, precise-part of the enemy's army was in whose rear only was in the action. Now, the baule ; whether it was the right or the 'let'us see what the Allies accomplished, by left, the centre or the rear; he speaks the 'overwhelming numbers which they vaguely, of a general affair;" but when brought into the field ? Let us inquire we see that the officers he names, were those whether they were really successful ? .wliewho at the time actually did command thether they defeated the enemy? or rather wherear of the French army, and no other part ther, they were 'not obliged to yield the of; it, we cannot doubt the truth of Buona- palm of victory to the French ?. There parte's statement.--Had the entire force are iwo dispatches from 'Lord Burghershi, under the jinmediate command of Napo- the one dated the 1st and the other the 2d leon been in the action, Lordi Burghersh instant. In the former, his Lordship sets would not only have mentioned this, but he out with giving a 'view of the positions of would have dwelt upon it with exultation, the French-arıny, prior to the alrack of the as a circumstance demonstrative of the im- Allies on the morning of the ist. " It portance of the success, and of the little " extended," says he, “ across the plain chance there was that Buonaparié would be " from the front of Dienville on the right; again able to take the field. He prudently by the village of La Rochiere towards avoided this, which clearly, shews that it " Tremilly on the left.' In the front of the was only a parl, and not the whole of the " left, he occupied the village of La Gibrie, French army that was engaged. la Colonel " and the woods by which it was surroundLove's letter to Sir Charles: Stewart it is sed. In reserve, General Marmont was sạid, that'" Buonaparte is supposed to have " placed in the village of Morbillieres. 66 had ahe great, body of his army collected.” “ The heights also about the town of It is also said by Sir Charles himself, that " Brienne were occupied.” Thus then it “ the enemy are supposed to have had was, on the morning of the 1st instant : “ about the same strength as the Allies." the French occupied the ground by, or But mere supposition goes for nothing, near, the village of La Rochiere, ibe vile when the object in view is to obtain an ac- lage of La Gibrie, and the heights about curate knowledge of facts. · I have further the town of Brienne. This, it will be stated, that it was the main body of thie kept in mind, is not the French account of Allies with which the rear guard of the the matter ; it is the account given by Lord enemy fought, and that, notwitlistanding Burghersh, a Lieutenant Colonel in our this, they stood their ground. The Freuch army, who writes from the spot; and who bulletin distinctly says, that's the whole of was himself a wirness of the tyhole af" the enemy's army and quintriple forces” fair. It is besides corroborated by the were engaged. : This statement may be lever of Colonel Lowe, who also was somewhat exaggerated; but if Lord Burg- in the field of battle during the whole of hersh's account be iinpartially considered, the 'engagement. Having, told us how the it will not be found to go far beyond the enemy was posted before the action, and I truth. His Lordship iuforms, that “Ge- dare say they have been persecily accurate " necal Blacber: began his attack about 12 as to this ; let us now'attend to the account " o'clock; the Prince of Wertemburgh ad given of their position after the action.; leg "vanced about the same time ;-General us see whether they were compelled mag

Wrede arrived upon the right of the terially to change that position, in consen « Prince Royal; General de Tolli formed quence of the very formidable numbers " the support of the different corps ; and brought against them, and these numbers "! the Uhlans of Prince Schwartzenburgh led on hy the redoubted General Blucher, " made a most suecessful charge." Here supported by the combined military skill we have an actual combination of the forces and talents of those celebrated officers, Ge

neral Barclay de Tolli, General Wrede, are raw conscripts, who never before were and the Prince Royal of Wertemburgh; in battle, and who, as all the world knows, and encouraged by the presence of the so- are so far from being hearty in the cause of vereigns of Russia and of Prussia. “ Im- the leader under whom they are fighting, “ mediately after the battle commenced that they detest and abhor him. It is thus “ (says Colonel Lowe) the Emperor of that the public press speaks of Buonaparte " Russia, the King of Prussia, and Field and his army: .“ The French army is “ Marshal Prince Schwartzenburgh, came " completely disorganized ; the old soldiers " on the ground.”. Neither Sir Charles " have been victims of the epidemy, or are Stewart, nor Colonel Lowe, mention any in the hospitals ; the conscripts are wilkthing about the ground occupied by the "out arms ; dejeclion and discontent arc enemy after the battle of the 1st. If in- " at their height. From the Marshal to deed we are to believe the latter, who the meanest soldier, all attribute the says he saw the whole affair, the victory " misfortunes of the iwe last campaigns, of the Allies " was complete in every quara" and the invasion of France, to the uno

ler;" which is as much as to say, that " measured ambition of their chief, and the French were lotally routed, and driven “ regard the passing events as a punishfrom all their positions. Lord Burghersh, “ment from Heaven."--In these cirhowever, tells us a very different story. cumstances, the Allies ought not only to He says, “ so ended the affair of this day; have completely routed the foe'; to have “ the enemy still held the ground beyond recovered the positions whence they had 46 La Rothiere, and was still in possession, themselves been driven; but to have cape at the dark, of the heights of Brienne !!!" tured their whole army. This was nothing I suppose the reader begins to think, that more than what was to be looked for, conhe has enough of my Lord Burghersh's sidering the condition of the soldiers they 4 most glorious victory." He has seen had to encounter. But when it is seen the French rear guard, 20 the beginning of that, with all these disadvantages on the the action, in possession of three strong po- part of the enemy, they were not only not sitions ; he has beheld' an attempt made driven from the field, but at the terminaby the main body of the Allies to drive tion of the affair, “ still held the ground them from these positions ; he has found " beyond La Rochiere," were “ still in their most famous generals employed in possession at dark of the heights of this attempt, and nearly a whole day spent “ Brienne;" what are we to think of those in endeavouring to make an impression upon who could boast of this being, “a most them : yet he has seen that same enemy, “ glorious victory ?'' what are we to say of that enemy so very inferior in number to those who could discover nothing in all their opponents, at the close of the day, this but a signal defeat of Buonaparté ? occupying two of these positions. Even But, say these men, the Allies have taken La Gibrie, the other position, was not, ac. “ 73 pieces of cannon, and about 4,000 cording to the French accounts, abandoned“ prisoners from the enemy." What of till the battle had ceased. " The Duke of that? Why did they not take all their " Belluno (says the bulletin) maintained cannon and all their men? Why did they " himself the whole day at the hamlet of not totally annihilate these raw conscripts ; “ La Gibrie, notwithstanding the enor- these " tall boys and old women?'' 'UA

mous disproportion of his corps to the less they can show that they did that, I « forces that attacked it." What then say, they have done nothing to entitle them was there in all this to justify my Lord to thanks, and far less to claim the victory Burghersh's statement, that the Allies had But is it so very clear that the Allies took gained a most glorious victory, or how 4,000 prisoners is it plain that the cannon could this affair have “ crowned Marshal of which they possessed themselves, were « Blucher in the annals of fame?" Lay. legitimate trophies, fairly won in the moing numbers altogether out of view ; sup- ment of bartle? Buonaparté tells us, that posing, for a moment, that the enemy had at the close of the engagement which was as many men engaged as the Allies, I do fought on the 1st, "few prisoners have not understand how the relinquishing by“ been made on either side ; we have taken the former of a small hamlet at the end of 5 250.” Lord Burghersh says, in his ac the batile, can be held glorious to the latter, count of the same affair, thación 3;000 pri. because we all know that the troops of the “ soners are already in the hands of the Allies are well disciplined veterans, flush- “ Allies." I shall not pretend to say wbich ed with victory, while those of the enemy of these statements ought to be believed.

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