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dron of St. Narcisse's hussars was in order ceived Westphalian Monilors to the 10th of battle in the valley, protected by the inst. Several columns entered on the 8th, infantry. The French brigade halted, as well as General Alix, who has caused to form and take a little rest; the enemy different Proclamations to be published. took this as the effect of hesitation; he de -This Gazette contains the following scended with loud cries, and briskly at- article : Certain intelligence, given by tacked some companies of Voltigeurs, which General Rigaud, commanding a corps of formed the advanced guard. General Pe- French troops at Rothembourg, announces, tit immediately ordered the charge to be that the Prince Royal of Sweden, beaten beatea; his four battalions instantly march by the French army, had been driven to ed in the directions which had been pre- the right bank of the Elbe, after having scribed them; the enemy, astonished at suffered a considerable loss, this attack, retired from position to position; they were all carried, and covered
Paris, Oct. 29. with his dead. The difficulties of the Her Majesty the Empress Queen and ground, which slackened our march, al- Regent has received the following accounts lowed the Spaniards to frequently rally; of the situation of the armies up to the 4th the fire was very brisk from 8 o'clock till of October.-General Count Lefevre noon, and lasted io 4 in the evening. Every Desnouettes was attacked, on the 28th of thing was at last obliged to give way be- September, at seven o'clock in the mornfore the indefatigable courage of our troops, ing, at Altenberg, by 10,000 cavalry and who pursued the enemy several leagues 3,000 infantry. He effected his retreat from the field of battle, and completely before so superior forces; he made some dispersed him. We only took some pri- fine charges, and did the enemy much insoners from him ; but he lost many men in jury. He lost 300 of his infantry; he arhis retreat by the fire of musketry, and a rived upon the Saale. The enemy was great number in their fight threw them- commanded by the Hetman Platoff and Geselves down the precipices. This action neral Thielman. Prince Poniatowski marchcost us 2 officers and 7 subalterns or sol- ed on the 2d upon Altenberg, by Nossau, diers killed; 7 officers and 61 soldiers Waldheim, and Colditz; he overthrew the wounded. I have the honour to remit with enemy, took more than four hundred pri. this to your Excellency, a state of each par- soners, and drove him into Bohemia.-ticular regiment's loss. —The good dispo- On the 27th the Prince of the Moskwa look sitions and conduct of General Petit are possession of Dessau, which a Swedish di. worthy of eulogiums. He has been excel- vision occupied, and drove that division lently seconded by the devotion of the 67th back upon the tele-du-pont. On the foland 113th regiments, the mounted chas- lowing day the Swedes arrived to retake the seurs, and a battalion of the 11th regiment town. General Guilleminot allowed thein of the line. Some companies of this bat- to advance till within grape shot, then untalion placed in reserve upon Mount Olivet, masked his batteries, and repulsed them . under the orders of Lieutenant-Colonel with considerable loss.-- On the 3d OcJacques, made a skilful and bold movement, tober the enemy's army of Silesia inarched which was useful to the general attack by Konigsbruck and Elsterwerda upon the
I shall have the honour of sending Elster, threw over a bridge at the bend, your Excellency, by the first Courier, the which the Elbe forms at Wartemberg, and names of the officers, sub-officers, and passed that river. General Bertrand was soldiers, who particularly distinguished placed on an isthmus, in a fine position, themselves, and who have been recom- surrounded by banks and marshes. · Bemended by the General of division La- 'ween nine o'clock in the morning and five marque. I have the honour, &c.
in the evening, the enemy made seven at(Signed) Count DECAEN. tacks and was always repulsed. He left
6,000 dead upon the field of battle; our Paris, Ocl. 15.—Letters have to-day loss was 500 killed or wounded. This been received from Bayonne. They an- great difference was owing to the good ponounce that the armies were still in pre- sition which Morand and Fontanelli's divisence of each other, but that no event had sions occupied. In the evening General taken place. The Duke of Dalmatia lad Bertrand, seeing new forces debouché, received some reinforcements, and was still thought proper to effect his retreat, and took to receive more.
a position upon the Mulda with the Prince Frankfort, Oct. 12.-We have just re- of the Moskwa. On the 4th, the Prince
of the Moskwa was at: Dalitich, upon th change! as' every thing had been prepared left bank of the Mulda. - The Duke of Ra to operate upon Magdeburg ; but it would gusa and General Latour Maubourg's corps have been requisite to have reinained seof cavalry were at Eulenbourg. The 3d parate, and without coin axunication with corps was' at Torgau. Two hundred and France for a month. ; this was not inconvé fifty, partisans commanded by a Russian nient, at the moment when the Emperor Major General, had marched upon Mal- fixed his plans; it was no longer the same hausen, and learning that Cassel was with when Austria was about to have two new out troops, they attempted a surprise upon disposable armies, the Bavarian army, and the gates of Cassel. They were repulsed; the army opposed to Bavaria. The Em but the following day the Westphalian peror therefore changed with these unforetroops having disbanded themselves, the seen circumstances, and removed his headpartisans entered Cassel. They gave up quarters to 'Leipzic.-Meanwhile the King io pillage every thing which fell into their of Naples, who remained in observation at hands, and a few days after left it. The Freybourg, received orders on the 7th to King of Westphalia had retired upon the make a charge in front, and, march upon Rhine.
Geurg and Freybourg, operating upon
Wurzen and Wittenberg. An Austrian Her Majesty the Empress Queen and division, which occupied Augustesbourg, Regent has received the fullowing intelli- rendering this movement difficult, the King gence of the situation of the army on the received orders to attack it; he defeated it, 13th October :-On the 7th the Empe- and afterwards effected his removal to the ror left Dresden ; on the 3th he slepi at right. Nevertheless the right of the eneWurzen ; the 9th at Eulenbourg, and on my's army of Bohemia, composed of Wittthe 10th at Duben. The enemy's army genstein's Russian corps, had marched of Silesia, which had marched upon Wur- upon Altenbourg, upon intelligence of the zen, immediately retreated, and repassed King of Naples' change in front. It marchto the left bank of the Mulda ;, it had some ed upon Freybourg, and afterwards by the engagements, in which we made some pri- left on Borna, placing itself between the soners and took several hundreds of bag- King of Naples and Leipsic. The King gage waggons. General Regnier march- did not hesitate, respecting the manoeuvre ed upon Wittenberg, passed the Elbe, he ought to make ; he faced about and marched upon Roslau, turned the bridge marched upon the enemy, overthrew him, of Dessau, seized upon it, afterwards took nine pieces of cannon, one thousand marched upon Aken, and took possession prisoners, and drove him beyond the Elof the bridge. General Bertrand marched ster, after having made him experience a upon the bridges of Wartenbourg, and loss of from four to five thousand men. seized upon them. The Prince of Moskwa On the 15th the position of the army was marched upon
the town of Dessau ; he met as follows: The Emperor's head-quarters a Prussian division, General Dalma's, over were at Reidnitz, half a league from. Leipthrew it, and took 3,000 pen and six sic: the 4th corps, commanded by Genepieces of cannon, Several Cabinet Cou- ral Bertrand, was at the village of Lenderiers, among others Sieur Kraft, with dis- nau; the 6th corps was at Libenthal. patches of importance, were taken. The King of Naples, with the 2d, Sth, After having thụs, taken possession of all and 5th corps, had his right at Dælitz and the enemy's bridges, the Emperor's inten- his left, at Liberwolkowitz.The 3d and tion was to pass the Elbe, to mancuvre 7th were in narch from Eulenbourg; to upon the right bank from Hamburgh to Hank the 6th corps. ----- The Grand Army Dresden, to chreaten Botsdam and Berlin, of Bohemia hạd General Guilay's corps opand to take for the centre of operations posite Lendenaw;;a corps at Zwerickaw, Magdeburg, whịch, for this purpose, had aud the remainder of the army; the left been supplied with warlike stores and pro- leaning on Groban, the right on Naumsvisions. ; but, on the 15th, the, Emperor dorf. -The bridges of Wurzen and Eulearned at Duben that the Bavariau army lenbourg, upon the Mulda, and the posihad joined the Austrian army, and threat- tion of Taccha, upon the Partha, were ened the lower Rhine. -This incon- occupied by our troops. Every thing an. ceivable defection made, the defection of nounced a great battle. The result of other Princes be foreseen, and induced the our different movements, in these six days,
Emperor to come to the resolution of return has been 5,000 prisoners, several pieces of ing towards the Rhine, Vafortunate cannon, and doing much injury to the
enemy. Pritide Poniatowski has in those was expected from them. The enemy's bffairs covered himself with glory. artillery went to a distance. The etterny
retired, and the whole field of battle rós Her Majesty the Empress Queen and mained in our possession. It was three Regent has received the following intelli- o'doek in the afternoon ; all the enemy's gence respecting the situation of the Army troops had been engaged; he had had res on the evening of the 16th :-On the course to 'his reserve.
Count Matfield, 15th Prince Schwartzenburg, commanding who commanded the Austrian reserve, supé she enemy's army, announced in an order ported with six divisions; all the troops in of the day, that the following day, the all the attacks, and the Imperial Russian 16ch, there would be a general and de- guards, who formed the reserve of the cisive battle. In effect on the 16th, at nine Austrian army, supported the centre. The in: Alueisiporning, the grand Allied Army cavalry of the Russian guards, and the debouched upon us. It constantly operated Austrian Cuirassiers, precipitated the ti to extend upon its right. At first three selves. by their left upon bưr right, they Jarge columns were seen marching, onde seized upon Daelitz, and came wheeling along the river Elster, against the village upon the Duke of Belluno's squares. The of Doelitz, the ed against the village of King of Naples marched with Latour MazWachau, and the ad against that of Liber- bourg's cuirassiers, and charged the enewolkowitz. These three coluinns were pre-my's cavalry by the left of Wachau, at the ceded by 900 pieces of cannon. The Em- titne the Polish cavalry and dragoons of peror immediately made his dispositions. the guard, commanded by General Latort, At 10 o'clock the cannonade was most vio- charged by the riglit. : The enemy's talent, and at 11 the two armies were en valry were defeated, two entire regiments gaged in the villages of Dælitz, Wachau, remained upon the field of battle. General and Liberwolkowitz. These villages were Latort' made-300 Austrian and Russian ptiattacked six or seven times ; the enemy soners. General Latour Maubourg took was constantly repulsed, and covered the some hundreds of the Russian guard. The avenues with his dead Court Lauriston, Emperor immediately ordered Carial's diwith the fifth corps, defended the village vision of the guard to advance to support on the left (Liberwolkowitz). Prince Po: Prince Poniatowski. General Curial marchniatowski, with his brave Poles, defended ed upon the village of Dælitz, attacked it the village on the right (Deelitz) and the with the bayonet, carried it without firing Duke of Belluno defended Wachau... At a shot, and thade 1,200 prisoners, among noon, the sixth attack of the enemy had whom was the General in Chief Merfeldt. been repulsed; we were inasters of the Affairs thus re-established on our right, three villages, and had made 2,000 pri- the enemy put himself in rerteat, and the
Nearly at the same moment, the field of batle was no longer disputed with Duke of Tareme debouched by Holzhausen, us. The reserve artillery of the guards, marching upon an enemy's redoubt, which which General Drouet comnianded, were General Charpentier carried at the pàs de with the tirallieurs. The enemy's cavalry charge, seizing the artillery and making came and charged them. The artillery-sonne prisoners. The moment appeared men formed their pieces in a square, which decisive. · The Emperor ordered the Duke they had the precaution to load with grape of Reggio 'to march upon Waehau with shot, and fired with so much agility; that two divisions of the young guard. He in an instant the enemy was repulsed. equally directed the Duke of Treviso to Upon these events the French cavalry adWarch upon Liberwolkowitz with two di- vanced to support the bacteries. General
visions of the young guard, and take pos. Maison, commanding a division of the 5th · session of an extensive wood which is upun corps, an officer of the greatest distinction, the left of the village. At the same time was wounded. General Latour Maubourg, he caused to be advanced upon the centre, commanding the cavalry, had his thigh a battery of 160 pieces of cannon, which carried off by a ball. Our loss shis day General Drouet directed. The whole of has been 2,500 men killed and wounded. these dispositions had that success which
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GOBBETT'S WEEKLY POLITICAL REGISTER.
Vol. XXV. No. 3.) LONDON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, '1814. [Price Is.
(66 (The readers of the Register are respect- generous compassion for the people of ! fully informed, that the Index to Vol. France, whom, however, at times, we
XXIII. is ready for delivery, and that for have reproached with baseness for submit Vol. XXIV. will be delivered next week.] sing to such unparalleled oppression.
Thus have the mass of the people, who ANSWER TO THE BOURBON PROCLAMATION. delivered out to them, through the various
adopt, without any inquiry, the sentiments This document having been published so and endless channels of deception, come often by those persons, who are so eager for habitually to the conclusion, that the gooverthrowing the present ruler and govern- vernments of France, since the Revolution 'ment of France, I think proper to publish began, has been a series of despotisms : what I deem an answer to it; first insert-aud, that, before that period, the people of ing here, for the convenience of my readers, that country enjoyed a state of comparative the Proclamation itself. "A few prelimina-blessedness, Lately, indeed, as the prory observations, however, appear necessary. spect of humbling France approached, the
First, I must observe, that the Bour-tone of these censors of her governments has bons are by no means to be blamed for this been a good deal changed. They now proact, in itself considered. It is perfectly fess to see danger in the grealness and prasnatural in them to wish to recover their perily, of France. But, the delusion has former state, and no one can deny them the taken fast hold of the country. The gene
perfect right of using such means as this to ral belief is what I have described it; and, 1
accomplish their object; inore especially as it is my intention to show, in this paper, the French people do now submit to the how the facts really stand. The follow
government of a monarch, having laid ing is the Bourbon Proclamation, which "aside their Republican institutions. has been published three or four times by
But, having premised, thus, we have an the papers, which generally speak in faequal right to examine the views of those your of all the acts of our government." by whom the Proclamation was issued, and 6. The moment is at length arrived when to offer our opinions upon it and upon the 's Divine Providence appears ready to break probable effect of its success. The House in pieces the instrument of its wrath. of Bourbon having invited the French peo-" The Usurper of the Throne of $l. Louis, ple to return under its sway, we have a " the devastator of Europe, experiences right, and it is our duty, if we have the reverses in his gurn. Shall they have means in our hands, to shew what was the " no other. effect but that of aggravating nature, and effect of their government in the calamities of France; and will she France; and to inquire, whether it be, or not dare to overturn an odious power, no be not, likely, that the people of that coun longer protected by the illusions of vic
try would be made more happy, by return tory? What prejudices, or what fears, · ing to them, than they are under the new “ can now preveut her from throwing her
dynasty. We have so long been in fear" self into the arms of her King; and of France; her government, under one form from recognising, in the establishment of and another, has so long appeared to us to his legitimate authority, the only pledge : be a terrific object, that we have, at last, " of union, peace, and happiness, which forgotten, or we seem to have forgotten, his promises have so often guaranteed to what the old government of France was. " his oppressed subjects. Being neither We have been ashamed to acknowledge, “able, nor inclined to obtain, bui by that our hatred of the new government " their efforts, that ihrone which his righes arosé out of our fear of it; and, therefore, " and their affection can alone confirm, we have, for twenty years
, been speaking " what wishes should be adverse to those i of it as being a most horrible despotism, which he has invariably entertained ? affecting to lament its existence out of our " What doubt can be started with regard
" to his paternal intentions ?
- The King King binds himself anęw. abolish that " has said in his preceding declarations, pernicious conscription, which destroys " and he reiterates the assurance, that the " the happiness of families and the hope of 66 Administrative and Judicial bodies shalt " the country. Such always have been, "s be maintained in the plenitude of their such still are the intentions of the King. 6 powers; that he will preserve their places His re-establishment on the throne of his *** to those who al present “hold thein, and *** ancestors will be for France only the
so who shall take the oath of lidelity to him;" happy transition from the calamities of a o that the Tribunals, Depositaries of the war which tyranny perpetuates, to the “ Laws shall prohibit all prosecutions" blessings of a solid peace, the guarantee " bearing relation to those unhappy times of xvhich foreign Powers can only find It of which his return will have for ever 1 in the word of the legitimate Sovereign. +6 sealed tfie 'oblivion ; that, in fine, the "It code pollided by the name of Napoleon, To take this paper in the order, in which 6.56 but which, for the most part, contains it. lies before us, we find then, according
is only the ancient ordinances and customs to it, that all that Napoleon has done, he 16 of the realm, shall remain in force, with has done under the sanction of Divine Pro
" the exception of enactinents contrary to vidence, whose instrument he has been. If + " the doctrines of religion, which, as well this be the case, is it not rather bordering : as the liberty of the people, has long upon the impious to call him an usurper, *** been subjected to the caprice of the ty- 1 seeing that he has acted under the imme
* ránt. The Senate, in which are seated diate direction of the Deity ? Is it not sin- 6.some men so justly distinguished for their ful to attempt to çast blame on him for hav
i talents, and whom sò many services may ing done that which God wished him to do; 1.66 render illustrious' in the eyes of France, say that God forced him to do? The At
« and of posterily—that 'corps, whose uti- torney General, Gibbs, who is now Judge “ lity and importance can never be duly, Gibbs, did not prosecute my pen for having «s appreciated till after the restoration--can written the article about the logging of the « it fail to perceive the glorious destiny Local Militia-men at the town of Ely. He 66 wlrich summons it to become the first in- | did not prosecute the instrument, nor did i strument of that great benefaction which he harangue against it." He prosecuted « will prove the most solid, as well as the me, who used the instrument, and the
most honourable guarantee of its existence Judges caused me to be imprisoned for two " and its prerogatives? —-On the subject years, and to pay a thousand pounds to our “ of property, the King, who has already good old King. Yet, upon the principle, 66 announced his intention to employ the with which this Proclamation sets out, it " most proper means for conciliating the was the pén, and not I, who ought to have * interests of all, perceives in the 'nume- been prosecuted. In short, il Napoleon be do sous settlements, which have taken place held to have done what he has done at the 6 between the old and the new land- instigation of God ; if he has been a mere 6 holders, the means of 'rendering those instrument in the hands of God, it canuot “cares almost superfluoris. He engages, be doubted, that it is great and Hagrant “ however, to interdict all proceedings by impiety to blame, much more to abuse " the Tribunals, contrary 'in suchosellle- hím, for what he has done, or, rather, for "ments,—to encourage voluntary arrange- what he has been the instrument in doing.
ments, and, on the part of himself and -If a master command his servant to 6 his family, to set the example of all those contract debts in his naine; if the servant, ca sacrifices which may contribute to the re- by the master's command, commit a tres
pose of France, and the sincere union of pass ; il a coachman drive wantonly: over
all Frenchmen. - The King has gua- sheep or pigs by his master's order; the s ranteed to the army the maintenance of |Taws are open against the master and not
" the ranks, employments, pay, and ap- against the servant. The maxim of the *** pointments which it at present enjoys. law, in this respect, is: “ He who does
- He promises also to the Generals, Officers, " an act by the hands of another, does it v« and soldiers, who shall signalize thei-" himself." Couple şhis with the asser
selves in support of his' cause, rewards tion of the Proclamation, and we sball .. more sustantial, distintlidits more ho- find, that, according to this doctrine, it is **nourable
, thin arry they căn téceive from Divine Providence who has done, who has "an Usurper,-alway's 'ready to disown, been the real doer, of all that we have at'" or even to dread-iheir service. The tributed to Napoleon; and that all which