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not agree to an armistice, unless the armies drawn from the premises. But here, as in of the Allies retire across the Rhine, and almost every other case, this prostituted take up the positions they occupiech when journal has shown its contempt of al printhey issued their famous proclamation at ciple, all decency, all propriety, and all Frankfort. These opinions are founded on truth; for on the very same day, in which a belief that the French people are unani- the above remarks appeared, its columns mous in favour of the present government ; announced, in the form of a second edition, and, finding that sentiment of unanimity accounts of the entrance of Monsieur into prevail, I cannot entertain a doubư thac France, in a way which showed its entire they will be successful in all their endea- approbation of the measure, although BoYours to support Bonaparte.

naparte had not been “ defeated in a gene

ral battle," and although the Allies had · Tue BOURBONI IN FRANCE.--An are not " obrained possession of Paris.”. The ricle lately appeared in a German news- following is the manner in which the above paper, which stated, that the Allies had intelligence was announced in the Courier been applied to by Louis che XVIIIth, for of the 9th inst." Second edition-Courier permission to enter France by Basle, and office, 3 o'clock. We have made inquiries to circulate the Bourbon proclamation ; but at places where the best information might that this permission had been refused. be expected, and have received three coUpon this article, the Courier observed, pies of the following letter from differenit though the Allies might be desirous of see- quarters, which we have no doubt is geing ihe ancient family restored ; yed that guine : ---Vesoul, 920 of Feb. 1814.4 they may be afraid of encreasing the We left Basle of Sunday the 19th, and partisans of Bonaparte by publicly declaring have aprived in Tranche Comte. We have in their favour, or of putting an apparent been received in att the French towns and affront on the French nation, by seeming to villages with acclamations by the whole of choose for it a piquarch. The Allies evi- the people, and with cries of Vive le Roi dently stand on the best possible footing Louis XVNI.. Kive "les" Bourbons. with the French people, and they are wise The people are enchanted with our dear not to endanger their ground. If they Prince, who has conducted himself with were to defeat Bonaparte in a general bat- great affability and condescension.' The ile, and to obtain possession of Paris, then old, the women and the children kissed his the friends of the Bourbons would feel con- hands and his cloaths. Happiness was fidence in declaring themselves because painted in every face, and the people weré they would know they could be protected. So touched with the affability of Monsieur, At present they must remain quiet, or they that lears of joy flowed on all sides. may be cut off, to the great injury of the The old said, "we shall die contented, cause.' One would have thought, .after since we have had the good fortune of bethis sage advice to the allied Sovereigns, "holding the return of our ancient Masters, and to the partisans of the Bourbon race, who have ever lived in our hearts."'. to remain quiet for the present ; to avoid Others said, “ I give you my heart, for every'step wliich might increase the friends the Monster has only left 'me that.” On of Napoleon; to be anxious not to affront arriving here, at Vesoul, the avhole popuThe French people by seeining to choose a l'ation, about 5000, came out to meet us. monarch for them; and to be careful not to They requested we would walk in on foot, weaken the hold which the Allies possessed that they inight behold their Prince. in the affections of that nation. It might Gentlenieni arrive from all parts, announchave been expected, I say, after giving ing that the peasants of their communes such deliberate advice, that the Gourier place themselves at their service, and desire writer would not have been in great haste to march for their legitimate sovereign. to applaud proceedings which had a ten-1-A person has just arrived from Alsace, dency to show that his counsel was held requesting powers to raise a legion with the impertinent, far less that he himself would white cockade. Every place desires to soon aci a part which demonstrated he was surrender to Louis XVIl. All France is conscious, at the time of giving the advice, ready to rise. If attempts are made to that it was not only improper, but would throw difficulties in the way, it will be not be attended to by either of the parties found that France will liberate herself. for whoin it was meant. This, in my The first day Monsieur entered France, we mind, was the masural conclusion to be travelled thirty-three leagues (about seventy

miles) in the territories of his august an- form, and if leisure permits, to illustrate cestors. Had he been an angel from hea-iny observations, by extracts from the Code ven, the people could not have shewn more NAPOLEON. eagerness and joy al receiving him. li is not my intention here to make any OCCURRENCES OF THE WAR.-The last remarks upon the above precious document, French bulletin stated, that a “flag of truce and that for a reason which, I dare say the was sent by Prince Schwartzenburgh to reader has anticipated-namely, that the in- propose an armistice" to Bonaparte on the telligence coines in most questionable shape; 230 ult., while he was al "the liule town in the form of a private leller, and that of Chatres;" and that on the next day even wilhoul any signature. It is besides “ Count Elahaut, Aide-de-Camp of the dated as far back as the 22nd of February, Emperor Napoleon ; Count Ducca, Aidesince which government have had official de Camp of the Emperor of Austria ; Count accounts from France so late as the 2nd in Schonwaloff, Aide-de-Camp of the Emperor slant, without one word being said either of Russia ; and General Rauch, Chief of about the entrance of Louis, or the ofen- the Engineer Corps of the King of Prussia, chantment" of " the old women and child have assembled at Lusigny, in order to creac ren," who are said to have “ kissed his of the conditions of a suspension of arms." hands and his clothes," and to have shed -As I have noticed in another part of “ tears of joy" on seeing the dear prince." | the Register, not a word is said of this im

I have no hesitation, therefore, in portant occurrence in the dispatches pub. saying, that the whole appears to me a lished in our Gazelle, though they are said most impudent fabricalion invented for to detail the whole events of the war dowa stock jobbing purposes.

I shall not be to the 2d inst.-Paris papers have arsorry, however, to learn that it has had the rived to the 6th, but they contain nothing effect intended; for if there are people so of an official nature. A minor paper of foolish, so credulous, as to believe such the 4th has the following article :-. The ridiculous lies, they ought to suffer for latest letters from the head-quarters, retheir folly and credulity.

ceived yesterday evening, announce that the In No. 3, of the Register for the present different corps of the army are performing year, I published at full length, the pro- grand manoeuvres, and that his Majesty clamalion of the Bourbons, and made some continues to enjoy the best health." copious remarks upon it by way of answer. Under the head " The Emperor Napoleon As the subject has been again revived, and and his Army," the reader will find the the number which contained the proclama- particulars of the different movements of tion and answer is in great request, and all the contending armies, as far as they had the copies sometime ago disposed of, I in- transpired when the Register was sent to tend republishing the same in a separate press.


to the purposes in view. It is intended to Some of those Gentlemen, who preserve print these documents in the same type, the Register in Volumes, having expressed form, and size of paper with the Register their regret, that the State PAPERS, and itself. The price will, of course, be proother important DOCUMENTS of a public portionably lower, because no stamps will nature, are, in future, to be excluded, and be required, as it will be unnecessary to their representations appearing to have great dispatch this part of the work by post. weight in them, it has been determined on There will be, as at present, an Index Sheet to coutinue the publication of these Official to the Weekly Numbers, and another Index Papers ; not, however, in the Weekly. Num. to the Public Papers. The latter publicabers of the Register, but in a compilation, tion may be taken, to be bound up with the to be published once in 2, 3, or 6 montbs, Weekly Numbers, or not, at the option of as shall hereafier appear to be best adapted the Reader.

Published by G. BAGSHAW, Brydges-Street, Covent Garden.

LONDON: Printed by J. M'Creery, Black-Horse-Court, Fleet-street.

VOL. XXV. No. 12.] LONDON, SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 1814.

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(354 SUMMARY OF POLITICS. really been the contrivers of the hoax, and LORD COCHRANE and the Hon. COCHRANE had actually profited from its success, they JOHNSTONE. - Few persons have been would not have been chargeable with the worse treated, upon any occasion, than the commission of any frtad, or any immoral gentlemen whose names stand as a title to act, if all gambling be not immoral.- I this article, have been treated by the Lon- have had no communication with either my don prints and their prompters upon occa- Lord Cochrane or his. Uncle, except that sion of the recent hoax on the Stock Ex. the latter, in a short note, received on Sun change. The nature of the hoax, its day, desired me to suspend my judgment, history, and its effects, having been fully until the Report of the Exchange Commit. detailed in the public prints, I shall mere- tee should come out. I wanted no such re. ly state the substance of the charge pre- quest ; for I did not care what the Report ferred against Lord Cochrane and his might be; my only fear really being, that Uncle. A trick having been play. he had not won the sum of money, which ed off, through the means of a pretended the news papers told me he had won.officer arriving from France with news However, we will first take the Documents of the death of Napoleon, and of the in their regular order: 1. Tbe Report of hoisting of the Bourbon cockade at Paris, a the Committee of the Stock Exchange ; 2. sudden rise was produced in the price of the The Minutes of the Evidence on which that funds. The hoax was soon discovered, Report was founded ; 3. The Affidavit of aod, it was asserted, that the pretended of Lord Cochrane; 4. A Letter of Mr. Coch. ficer went to the house of Lord Cochrane, rane. Johnstone; 5. A Letter of Mr. Butt. where, it was said, and said in print, that -When the reader has gone patiently a part of his dress was found by a Bow- through these, I shall offer him my remarks street officer, though it is not slated upon upon the subject, which will, in part, arise what authority, or in virtue of what law, out of the malignant efforts, which some that Bow-street officer either searched for, of the public prints are still making against or took away, that article of dress. In the characters of the gentlemen accused. I the meanwhile, the news-papers teemed perceive, and I perceive it with regret, that with insinuations against bis Lordship, his Mr. Cochrane Johnstone and Mr. Butt talk Uncle, the Hon. Cochrane Johnstone, and of legal prosecution of those who have made Mr, Butt, said to be their agents in a grand the publications in question. I am sure scheme of speculation and imposition. I that they could not succeed in such a pursuit will not quote the particular instances, against the Stock Exchange Committee, who which will, probably, become the cause of accuse thein of nothing fraudulent, or crimore serious inquiry; but, I cannot help minal, other than the sort of immorality, observing, that, from the beginning to the if there be any, attached to gambling; and, end, there appeared to be, in these publi- as to the vipers of the press, who think cations, as malicious a spirit as I ever saw that they ought to have all the loose money at work in my life. Very busily engaged in the kingdom, they are too low for notice in some important private concerns in the in a court of justice.Here follow the country, I was not able, last week, to pay documents:--that attention to this matter, which the matter itself merited, and which my heart Report of the Sub-Committee of the slock as well as my mind : would have disposed

Exchange, relative to the late to give it. But, I shall now, with the

Committee-room, March 7. authentic documents before me, offer to my The Sub-Committee of the Stock Exreaders those reasons which have led me to change, appointed to inquire into the cirthe conclusion, first, that the gentlemen ac- cumscances relative to the late fraud on the cused have been falsely accused in the pub- public, have unanimously agreed upon the lic prints : and, secondly, that, if they had following



time they have the satisfaction of being able It appears in evidence, from the exami. to declare, that it does not appear that any nation of various parties, and is already Member of the Stock Exchange has been well known to the public, that a person, implicated in the knowledge or participarepresenting himself to be Colonel R. Dution of a measure which would have ineviBourgh, Aide-de. Camp to Lord Cathcart, tably rendered him liable to expulsion from came to the Ship Inn, at Dover, about one the House. - It is unnecessary here to o'clock, on the morning of the 21st of Fe- state the time and attention which the Subbruary. He stated, that he had just ar-Committee have devoted to the investigarived from the coast of France; that he Lion of this subject. They cannot, howbrought the intelligence that Bonaparte had ever, refrain from noticing the great diffibeen slain in battle; that the Allied Armies culties and delay which they have expewere in Paris : and that peace was certain: rienced in obtaining information on those He imaediately ordered a post-chaise and points, which would have enabled them to four to be got ready; and after having dis- have brought their labours to a more speedy patched a letter to Admiral Foley, at Deal, and complete issue. For though they have communicating to him the above iuforma- had every means of assistance, voluntarily tion, with a view to its being forwarded to rendered to them by His Majesty's GovernGovernment by the telegraph, set off with ment and by the Bank of England, in those all expedition to London. . This pretended cases where it was very essential and desirmessenger bas been traced all the way to able, yet having no legal power to compel town, and it appears, that, about a quarter the attendance of persons whose evideuce before nine o'clock, he arrived at Marsh- would have been of the greatest importance, gate, Lambeth, where he alighted, and got they have been obliged to resort to a more into a hackney-coach, in which he was taken indirect mode of procuring the information to No. 13, Green-street, Grosvenor-square. on which their report is founded. Al

-It likewise appears in evidence, from though the Sub-Committee, in thus prethe examination of various persons, that senting the result of their labours, may be (whilst this grand plot was carrying on considered as virtually dissolved, yet they from Dover to London), a sort of under plot beg leave to state, that they are ready and was also carrying on from North Fleei to willing to continue their exertions, as long London. For, on the same morning, a per. as they may be considered necessary. They son of the name of Ralph Sandom, who had are in possession of still further information absented himself from the Rules of the on the subject, which it is considered proKing's Bench, set off from North Fleet, in per not to disclose at present, and which company with two other persons dressed as they hope and expect will eventually crown foreigners, in a post-chaise to Dartford. their efforts with complete success. When they arrived there, they got into a Cuarles LAURENCE, Chairman. post-chaise and four for London. They

CHARLES NAIRNE, Deputy Chairman. decked the horses with laurel, and direct BENJAMIN OAKLEY. ing the post-boys to drive over London

LEWIS ANDREW DE LA CHAUMETTE. Bridge, and through the City, they circu

CHRISTOPHER TERRY. lated on their way the same news as the FRANCIS WAKEFIELD. pretended Du Bourgh at Dover. This

FRANCIS BAILEY. chaise passed over Blackfriars-bridge, and

John Lewis. stopped also within a short distance of the

Joun CAPEL. Marsh-gate.-The Sub-Committee, for

WILLIAM HAMMOND. various reasons which it is unnecessary here to allude to, refrain from waking any ob

Minules of Evidence. 'servations on the evidence which they have Thomas Shilling stated, that he is a postobtained relative to this subject. They boy at the Marquis of Granby Ian, at Dart.therefore communicate it without a single ford--that he couk up a person about half comment. Their only object has been 10 past seven o'clock on Monday morning, 'endeavour to find out the principal ageurs February the 21st; that he drove the in this disgraceful and dishonourable trans. wheel horses; that when the gentleman got -action; and they are happy to state, that into the chaise, the waiter asked him if he

there is every reason to hope that the chain knew of any news, to which he replied that :of evidence which they have been enabled it was all over ;" that when the waiter to obtain, will finally lead to a full disco asked him what he meant by its being all very of the offending parties; at the same over, he said that Bonaparte was torn in a

thousand pieces, and that the Cossacks | Gentleman as having a large red nose, large fought for a share of him; that, at the same whiskers, face rather blotched, and that cime he said this, he was in the chaise; when he spoke his eyes seemed to catch; that he ordered the post-boys to drive fast, he thinks him about the height of Sayer, and that they accordingly did drive very the Police officer, but not quite so tall or so fast for the first three miles; but when they lusty: he had a brown surtout, and a red came to Bexley-heath, he told them they coat under it;'a brown fur cap, with someneed not drive so fast; that he said his bu- thing like silver lace on it. He had also a siness was not so particular now, since he sword and a small porimanteau, which thought the telegraphs could work. Shil. were laid on the seat of the chaise. He ling replied, that he was sure they could paid for the chaise at Dartford, and ordernot, as he knew all the telegraphs; that the ed it to drive to Downing-street. Shilling gentleman then looked out of the chaise says he has no doubt but that he should window and said, “Post-boy! you need know him again. not mention the news as you go along;" to William Crane stated, that he is the which Shilling replied, " I shall not, Sir, driver of the hackney-coach, No. 890; that unless you desire it;" and at the same time he took up on Monday, February 21, at asked him what the news was. The gen about forty minutes past eight o'clock in the tleman then told him exactly what he had morning, at the Marsh-gate, a Gentleman stated to the waiter, with these additional who had just alighted from a Dartford circumstances, that he came ashore within chaise and four; that he was directed to two miles of Dover, the Frenchmen being drive to No. 13, Green-street, Grosvenor : afraid 10 come nearer; that he came from square, where the Gentleman alighted, and the place where he landed to the Slip Inn knocking at the door, inquired for Colonel at Dover, and left it at two o'clock in the or Captain --[the coachman did not hear morning ; that he had sent the intelligence the name), and was told by the servant that to the Port-Admiral at Deal, in order that he was gone to breakfast in Cumberlandthe telegraph might be worked, and that he street: that on receiving this reply, the was obliged to do so. The gentleman then Gentleman asked if he could write a note to said no more to the post-boys till they got him, and on being answered in the affirmato Shooter's-Hill, when they dismounted tive, he went into the parlour apparently and walked by the side of the horses. He for that purpose; that he took his portmangave them out of the chaise part of a bottle teau and sword in his hand, and laid them of wine and some biscuit, and said to Shil. down as if familiar with the house; that on ling, “Post-boy! I think I shall take a Crane's asking him for more money, he hackney-coach.” Shilling told him the carne to the parlour door and gave him anfirst hackney-coach stand was at the Brick - other shilling ; that Crane then left him in layer's-Arms. He replied, “I shall not the house, and the door being shut, he get out there ; that won't do; and asked if drove away; that he should know the house there was not a coach-stand in Lambeth- again to which he drove, and also that he road, and desired him to drive on to that should know the Gentleman again by his place, as the chaise would go faster than a speech; that he looked like a foreigner, had coach, At the same time the Gentleman a cough, and was a red-faced man, about told Shilling, that he need not mention any the middle size; that he had on a brown thing as he went on, but that on returning great-coat, with a red coat under it, and a he might mention it to whom he pleased. fur cap with gold lace; that the servant When they came to the Stags at Lambeth, who opened the door was a short man, there was no coach there. The Gentleman rather elderly, and dressed in black clothes. then drew up the side-blind of the chaise Sayer, the Police officer, stated, that on (at the corner where he sat), as if to hide Saturday, February the 26th, he went with himself, and the post-boys drove on to William Crane, the hackney.coachman, to Marsh-gate. They stopped at the side of a Green-street, in order to identify the house. hackney-coach standing there, and on the When they arrived there, he des red che chaise-door and coach-door being opened, coachman to knock at the door, and (under the Gentleman got into the coach and drove some pretence) to inquire for the Gentleoff, after having given a gold Napoleon to man whom he had set down there on Moneach of the drivers. Shilling asked the day. He did so, but was answered froid watermau where the Gentleman ordered the the area, that the Gentleman did not live coachman to drive, and he replied “10 there ; that Mr. Durand did live there, but Grosvenor-square." Shilling described the that he had just left it;-that the family

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