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lessly for France,-a monstrous greatness, 14.-Monsieur has received to-day, at the weight of which fell back upon you, cight in the evening, the Senate and the as upon the rest of the world. So many Legislative Body - The Senate was prethousand brave men have been but the in- sented to his Royal Highness by the Prince struments, and the victims of a force with of Benevento, its President, who said out prudence, which wanted to found an Monseigneur - The Senate brings to your empire without proportion. How many Royal Highness the offer of its most rehave died unknown to increase the renown spectful submission. It has invited the reof one man! They did not even enjoy turn of your august House to the throne of that which was their due. Their families, France. Too well instructed by the preat the end of a campaign, could not obtain sent, and the past, it desires, in common the certainty of their glorious end, and do with the nation, for ever to found the themselves honour by their deeds in arms. Royal authority on a just division of power
All is changed; you will no more pe- and on public liberty, which are the only rish 500 leagues from your country for a securities of the happiness and liberty of ali. cause which is not her's. Princes born -Monseigneur-the Senate, in the moFrenehmen will spare your blood, for their ments of public joy, obliged to remain apblood is yours. Their ancestors governed parently more calm in the limits of its yours. Time perpetuated between them, duties, is not less a partaker in the univer. and as a long inheritance of recollections, sal sentiments of the people. Your Royal of interests and reciprocal services, this Highness will read in our hearts, through ancient race has produced Kings, who were the reserve of our language-each of us, named the fathers of the people. It gave as a Frenchman, has joined in those of feelus Henry IV. whom warriors still call the ing and profound emotions, which have valiant King, and whom the country peo- accompanied you ever since your entrance ple will always call the good King - It into the capital of your ancestors, and is to his descendants that your fate is con- which are still more lively under the roof fided. Can you entertain any alarm for it? of this palace, to which hope and joy are They admired in a foreign land the prodi- at length returned with a descendant of St. gies of French valour; they admired while Louis and Henry IV.-For myself, my they lamented their return was delayed by Lord, allow me to congratulate myself on many useless exploits. : These Princes are being the organ of the Senate which has at length in the midst of you, they have chosen me to be the interpreter of its sen. been unfortunate like Henry IV. they timents to your Royal Highness. The Sewill reign like him. They are not igno- nate, knowing my attachment to its memrant that the most distinguished portion of bers, has been pleased to reserve for me & their great family, is that which compose delightful and honourable moment, The the army; they will watch over their first most delightful, in fact, are those in which children.Remain then faithful to your we approach your Royal Highness, to restandards.--Good cantonments shall be al- new to you the expressions of our respect lotted to you. There are among you young and our love." -The following is the warriors who are already veterans in glory; decree of the Senate:-The Senate comtheir wounds have doubled their age. mits the Provisional Government of Franco These may, if they please, return and grow to his Royal Highness the Count D'Artois, old in the places of their nativity with ho- under the title of Lieutenant-General of nourable rewards; the others will contime the kingdom, until Louis Stanilaus Xavier to follow the profession of arms, with all de France, called to the throne of the the hopes of advancement and stability French, shall have accepted the Constituwhich it can offer.- Soldiers of France! tional Charter. The Senate resolves, that let French sentiments animate you--open the decree of this day, concerning the Proyour hearts to all family affections keep visional Government of France, shall be your heroism for the defence of your presented this evening by the Senate, in a country, not to invade foreign territories; body, to his Royal Highness the Count keep your heroism, but let, not ambition d'Artois.—The President and Secretaries, render it fatal to yourselves: let it no longer The Prince of B&NEVENTO. Count De be a source of uneasiness to the rest of VALENCE. Count De PASTORBT.". Europe."
His Royal Highness answered—“Gentle In the Moniteur of the 14th inst. the men—I have acquainted myself with the following detail is given of what took place Constitutional Act, which recals to the that day in the Senate:-“PARIS, APRIL throne of France the King, my august bro.
ther. I have not received from him the his talents, but I am sure of having his power to accept the Constitution; but I heart and love for the French.”—After know his sentiments and his principles, and the Senate, the members of the LegislaI do not fear to be disavowed by him, tive Body who were at Paris at the time of when I assure you, in his name, that he the happy event which restores us our will admit the basis of it.-The King, in King, and the deputies of the neighbouring declaring that he would maintain the ac- departments, who have eagerly repaired to tual form of Government, has then ac- Paris, were admitted to an audience of his knowledged that the Monarchy ought to Royal Highness. Mr. Felix Faulcon, the be balanced by a Representative Govern- Vice-President, spoke as follows,-"My ment, divided into two Houses. These Lord-The long misfortunes which have two Houses (Chambres) are the Senate oppressed France, have at last reached their and the House of the Deputies of the De- period; the throne will now again be filled partments; that the taxes shall be freely with the descendants of that good Henry, granted by the Representatives of the Na- whom the French people are proud and tion; public and private liberty secured; delighted to call their own; and the lethe freedom of the press respected, under gislative Body is happy in expressing this the restrictions necessary for public order day to your Royal Higliness, the joy and · and tranquillity; the liberty of worship the hopes of the nation; the deep wounds
guaranteed; that property shal be invio- of our country cannot be healed but by the Lable-and sacred; the ministers responsi- tutelary concurrence of the will of all. ble, liable to be accused and prosecuted by NO MORE DIVISIONS, your Royal Highthe Representatives of the nation; that the ness has said, at the first step you took in judges shall be for life; the judicial power this capital; it was worthy of your Highindependent, no one being liable to be tried ness to pronounce these sweet words, which by any other than his natural judges; that have already re-echoed in every heart." the public debt shall be guaranteed; that Monsieur-expressed his happiness at being pensions, dignities, military honours, shall in the midst of the Representatives of the be preserved, as well as the new and the French people. We are all Frenchmen, ancient nobility; the legion of honour said his Royal Highness; 'we are all bromaintained, the King will fix its insignia; thers. The King will soon arrive among that every Frenchman shall be capable of us; his only happiness will be to secure the military and civil employments; that no happiness of France, and to make its past individual can be called to account for his misfortunes forgotten. Let us think only opinions and his votes; and that the sale of on the future. I congratulate you, Gennational estates shall be irrevocable.- tlemen of the Legislative Body, on your These, Gentlemen, are, it seems to me, courageous resistance to tyranny, while the basis which are essential and necessary, there was great danger in it. At lengih to ensure all rights, trace all duties, secure we are all Frenchmen.' The speech of the continuation of all existing institutions, his Royal Highness was followed by uniand guarantee our future situation." versal acclamations. The Deputies of the
After this discourse his Royal Highness departments will relate to their fellowadded ' I thank you in the name of the citizens the lively impressions which they King, my brother, for the share you have have experienced in addressing, for the first had in the return of our legitimate Sove-time, the wishes of France to a descendant reiga, and for having thus secured the hap- of our Kings, in the Palace of Louis XIV.". piness of France, for which the King and all After Monsieur had taken upon himself his family are ready to sacrifice their blood. the exercise of the Royal Authority, the
- There can be no longer any difference Moniteur of the 17th gives the following of sentiments among us; we must no particulars “ Paris, April 16.-Monsieur, more recal the past; we must from hence- Lieutenant-General of the kingdom, has forward be a nation of brothers. During appointed the following persons to be the time that I shall have the power in my members of the Provisional Council of hands, which time I hope will be very State; Messieurs to Prince of Benevenshort, I shall employ all my efforts in la- to, the Duke of Cornegliano, Marshal of bouring for the public happiness"-One France; the Duke of Reggio, ditto; the of the members of the Senate crying out, Duke of Dalberg; the Count de Jaucourt, “He is a true descendant of Henry IV." Senator; General Count Bournonville, “His blood," said Monsieur, “really Senator ; L'Abbę de Montesguiou; Gene dows in my veins: I should wish to have ral Dessolles ---General Vitrollos, Provisiopal
Secretary of State, will perform the func- Bonaparfe is 110t only to retain his title of tions of Secretary to the Council. -The Emperor, bút, it would seem; that there Members comprising the Sections of the has been some misımterstanding between Council of State, have had to day an au- the Allied Powers" and "us respecting the "diėrice of Monsieur. --Count Bergin 'ad- tinal arrangements with Napoleon." It dressed his Royal Higliness as follows: is said, that on the l'Ith instant, the date « My Lord–The Council of State is happy assigned by the Paris Papers to BONAat 'seeing the return of yotir Royal High- PARTE's act of abdication, a treaty was ness to the capital, and the palace of your actually signed between him and the ancestors.-At'length the descendants of Allied Powers, England excepled; by which St. Louis and Henry IV. are restored to us. he is to keep, notwithstanding his abdicarOar hearts belong to the King and Iris tion, the title of Emperor:"~Im inclined august fimily, and our thoughts, onr zeal, to think there is some truth in this state. our homage, are his due. Our decrees, ment, which is only a repetition of what my Lord, are to be serviceable ?to the appeared a few days ago in a morning paSovereign and the country, to see the per. Well, ther, the Emperor Napoleon, wounds of France healed, whichris át 'last' be- as we are again permitted to call him, has come the common country of its Monarch at last set out for the island of Elba. The and his subjects, and to behold our august Empress, had an interview with her father Monarch lappy in the happiness of his fat Little Trianrion on the 16th, but whether people." Mousieur was pleased to make she is, or is not, to accompany her husa most' gracious reply to this speech in band in his exite, has not yet transpired. which, anong other expressions, "lre de- It is said that she is to retire to the Duchy clared that he partook of the sentiments of Parma, which she is to receive as a pa· which the members of the Sections of the trimony, and to which the young king is to Council of State had just expressed to him, succeed on her decease. But if, as I have and that the King and his Royal Higliness been informed, she really entertains a sinhad never doubted of their attachment and cere-ättashment for Napoleon, I do not their zeal for the service of the State. - suppose that any consideration will induee On the same day, the following act of the her to give him up. government was announced." We,
OCCURRENCES OF THE WAR,—I did not Charles Philip, of France, Son of France expect to be again obliged to adopt this Monsieur; brotlier totle King, Lieutenant- title; but some circumstances have occur. General of the Kingdom, inake 'known; red which still render it necessary. At -The circumstances which have passed, Thoulouse and Bayonne several serious afhad made it requisite that we should give ffairs have taken place between our troops in the name of the King our august bro- and those under the command of Marshal ther, commissions more or less 'extensive. Soult, and, although the official accounts Those who were charged with them have have not arrived, the loss on both sides fulfilled them honourably; they all tended, seems to have been very great, A good to the re-establishment of the monarchy, of deal is said, in our newspapers, about these * order and of peace:- This re-establish
contests having been occasioned by treachment is happily effected by the union of all hearts, all rights, all interests. The Go Jery; but few or none of them are willing
to admit that the determnined mamer in vernment has assumed a regular course: which the French troops have 80 recently all kinds of business must be henceforward fought in this and other quarters, affords a done by the Magistrates, or others to whose proof that Napoleon might have succeeddepartments they belong. The particular ed in rallying another powerful army, and commissions are therefore become useless perhaps have overcome his opponents, had
--they are revoked, and those who were he not preferred the interests of France to invested, will abstain from making any the glory of continuing to reign over her, further use of them.--Given and sealed at acquired at the expence
of a civil war. Paris, at the Palace of the Thuilleries, April 16.-(Signed')-CHARLES PHILIP. NOTICE. Several Gentlemon having comNonsieur, --Lieut. Gen: of the Kingdom. plained that they are not regularly served with --The Provisional Secretary of State; informed, that it is published every Saturday
the Reyister, the Public are agajn; respectfully (Signed) -Baron VITROLLES."
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COBBETT’S WEEKLY POLITICAL REGISTER.
Vou. XXV. No. 18.]
LONDON, SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 1814.
this same metropolis rejoiced at the arrival
of the embassador of Napoleon at the After twenty two years of exile, of slight, peace of Amiens; with what delight they of abandonment, your Majesty is, I per-attended his steps; how chearfully they ccive, receiving congratulations, applauses,' drew him in his carriage, supplanting his shouts of joy at your approach; your way horses in their functions; how they en-' is strewed with garlands and with laurels, twined his tri-coloured flag with the flag aud your smile and your nod sought after of Great Britain; bow they exhibited his as anjongst the choicest of blessings; and portrait in the attitude of shaking hands all this in a country, where you have been with our King; how the Lord Mayor of suffered, for many years, to live in obscu- that very City of London, who has lately rity as if you had been no more than an addressed you in terms of such ardent untortunate manufacturer or merchant. friendship, had, at his grand annual festiYour Majesty's late entry into, and depar- val, the flags of Napoleon and of Great ture from, the capital of thts kingdom, Britain waving over his head, while “Namust have given rise, in your mind, to re- poleon" was the second toast at the festive Hections and sensations to possess which board. It will not be necessary to remind upon paper, and in an authentic form, your Majesty of these things, nor, surely, would be a treasure to the world. Your of the circumstances, more closely affect-, procession in the royal carriage, drawn by ing yourself and family, arising out of that our King's eight cream-coloured horses; treaty of amity withi Napoleon. Your your being accompanied by the Prince Majesty will not want to be reminded, Regent and his great officers of state; the neither, of the treaties of Campo Formlo; splendid guard of honour attending and Vienna; Berlin; Tilsit, and others. Your
surrounding you; the numerous and gal- many journeys from country to country; :lant nobility and gentry on horseback, who your observations on the actions, motives,
thought it an honour to be permitted to and characters of men, and of women too, nove in the cavaleade;, the thousands of must have rendered unnecessary any encarriages, and the hundreds of thousands of deavour to awaken your recollection to the people, assembled in and near London, past. It is, as to the future, upon which I' The object of which assemblages was to am about to address you. Addresses of bail and congratulate you; the white congratulation you have received, and will cuckadts and white fags and fleur de lis, receive, in abımdance. It is my object to which, as it were, in forests, met your eye otter you my advice; and, especially to · in all directions; your eytrance into the caution you against being led into meapalace of our Queen, the embrace, à la sures, which would produce misery françoise, of our Regent, and the truly amongst the numerous and brave people, kind and cordial reception by his royal whom you are now called to govern, and mother; all these must have produced who deserve well of all the nations of upon your Majesty's mind an eflect pro- the earth for the sacrifices which they portioned to the astonishing greatness of have made in the cause of freedom.the contrast between these circumstances, A great soldier has been conquered; the and those which have attended your exist- most skilful and brave captaiu that ever ence so many years last past. But, your lived has had a crown torn from his brow; Majesiy, who have now had a great deal he has been dierett of his power; but, the of experience in the world; who have had principles of treedom bave not been extinan opportunity of appreciating the real guished, and have undergone no alteration value of congratulations and applauses, or change. If your Majesty resolves to : ... will not need to be reminded of what has govern upon those principles, your restopassed. It will not, therefore, be neers ration will be a blessing to the world; it' sary for me to relate buw the people of you do not, it will be still a greater mise
fortune to yourself and your family than to any thing the most cowardly and contempthe world; for sooner or later, those prin-tible, we always chose a Frenchman. We ciples must triumph.—The mind of man called them slaves; it was proverbial knows nothing of retrogade motion. What amongst us, that they were a starved, shirtmen have learned they cannot unlearn; | less, feeble, cowardly race of beings. They and, there exists now not a single well have wiped away this stigma. They, informed man in Europe, who believes without kings or nobles to guide them, that nations were made for their rulers. have forced us to respect and fear them. It is now a maxim, settled in the minds of It was worth a revolution to produce this all people, that rulers, be their title what change in the opinions of the world. When it
may, derive their authority solely from our authors, who live by flattering the vain those, over whoin, and for whose benefit, glory of the ignorant part of the people, that authority is exercised. You return to now want to depict feebleness and cowarda people, in whose minds these principles ice, they do not choose Frenchmen for are deeply implanted. It is, in fact, a new their subjects. The French people mind in France that you have to manage; might, while under the awe of a foreign and history will tell your Majesty, that re- force, seem to acquiesce in the re-establishstorations are not, any more than revolu- ment of the ancient order of things; but, tions, unassailable by the workings of the that awe, if you be really a Sovereign, canpopular mind. Your Majesty will not, not last long, and, the moment it is remova I fear, want men to counsel you to endea- ed, the people will resume their rights. It vour to make your restoration the restora- is not the same people who, so long, subtion of all those things, which were the mitted to the old regime. It is a different efficient causes of the tragical end of your people; a people who have tasted of the brother, and the long exile of yourself sweets of liberty; a people who have long and the other members of your House. been accustomed to discussion; a people
They will tell you, that the ancient re- who have seen what they are able to pergime existed for many centuries without form; a people who have imbibed a conbeing shaken by popular commotion; tempt, a most profound contempt, for all that this, therefore, is the regime proper the pretensions of birth and rank; a peoto prevent another revolution; that to go- ple who have before them the most ample vern upon the principles of freedom, experience of their being able to defend would be to give your countenance and themselves against all Europe, without the approbation to the acts of the republicans aid of hereditary valour or wisdons ---As and regicides; that your only true friends to giving your countenance to the acts of are the unqualified royalists; the preach the republicans, you must give these acts ers of divine right; and that it would be your countenance, if you agree to what the ingratitude towards those who have never Senate has proposed; for, in that proposideserted your cause, to act as if you freely tion is contained a ratification of the laws forgave those who have fulminated, or ap- of Napoleon, and those laws, as far as they proved of, decrees levelled at the authority are good, are little more than a confirma. and the lives of your family. If your tion of the republican decrees. You must Majesty had the means and the heart to give your countenance to the republican destroy, utterly to kill, and put an end to, acts, therefore, or you must reject the prothirty millions of people, there might be position of the Senate; you must remount some reason in this advice. But, not sup- the throne, not in consequence of the inposing you to have the will, I know you vitation of the Senate, but under the mere have not the power to do this terrible deed; influence of a foreign force in possession of yet, without such power, the counsel of the capital of France, and in defiance of these inveterate and malignant fves of free- the people of France, upon whose good dom must be destitute of sense; and, to will you and your family must, after all, act upon it, must produce new convul- depend for your continuance in power. sions, and, in all likelihood, bring new mi- We are told of the extreme joy, which series upon yourself or your descendants. prevails, in all parts of France, upon the
-You return to a people very different subject of your restoration. We are told, in disposition and character from that peo- that this feeling is the universal feeling ple whom you formerly knew in France. We are told, that the people evidently love Before the revolution, the French people you and your family. We are told, in auwere an objeet of our scorn and mockery. thentic documents too, that there is not a If we wanted to represent in human shape dissenting vice. But, is it not rather