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Georges with Joyau, called d'Assar, Saint | Proceedings in the Tribunale, relative to Vincent and Picoi, went to receive this third the Conspiracy, on the 17th of February, debarkation: the whole assembled at the 1804 farm de la Poterie. A fourth landing was The three Counsellors of the State expected; the vessels were in sight, but con- read to the Assembly ihe above report; after trary winds prevented them from approach. I which the President made a short speech, ing: a few days ago they were still making alluding to the plot, and concluded with designals. Georges and Pichegru arrived at claring that they would all answer for the Paris, where they lodged in the same house | lite of Buonaparté, which secured to France surrounded by about 30 brigands, under the its glory and its prosperity. The President command of Georges ; an interview took then proposed chat the Tribunate should in place between them and Morean : the place, a body wait on the First Consul, to express the day, and the hour, where the first con their detestation of the ineditated attempt,
ference was beld, are known-a second was and to congratulate him on his escape from . agreed on, hut did not take place; a third the threatened danger, which was agreed to. and a fourth took place, even in the house of When the President had declared the sitting General Moreau. The presence of Georges at an end, General Moreau's brother requestand Pichegru at Paris, these conferences ed leave to speak, which being granted, he . with Gen. Moreau, are confirmed by in. on addressed the Assembly as follows: testablo and numerous proofs. Georges and You have heard the orators of governPichegru have been traced from house to ment. You have this morning read the orhouse. Search has also been made for der of the day, published by the Governor
those who assisted at their landing; those of Paris. These two pieces are, in part, le· who, under the cloud, conducted them velled against General Moreau. It inspires
from post to post; those who gave them an me with sentiments of the deepest grief, to asylum at Paris : their confidants and ac find that attempts have been so long made complices. Lajollais, their principal agent, to calumniate, a man who has rendered imand General Moreau, are arrested; the ef- portant services to the Republic, and who, fects and papers of Pichegru have been | at present, has not the liberty of defending seized, and the police is employing the himself. I declare to the whole nation that greatest activity to find him. England | my brother is innocent of the atrocities imwished to overthrow our government, aod puied to him. Let him have an opportunity by this overthrow to effect the ruin of of justifying himself, and he will do it. I France, to deliver it up to ages of civil war demand in his name, in my own, and in and confusion. But to overturn a govern- | the name of his whole distressed familj, ment, maintained by the affection of thirty | that he inay be brought to trial in the most millions of citizens, and surrounded by a formal manner, I demand that he may be brave, powerful, and faithful ariny, was a tried only by a common tribunal: it will be task, not only superior to the strength of easy for him to make his innocence appear. England, but of all Europe. England, 1 I declare that every tbing whicb has been said therefore, bad no hopes of accomplishing her is an infamous calumny. design, but by the assassination of the First Curée. Our colleague's is a just emotion. Consul, and by covering this assassination Moreau.- It is no finc emotion, it is the under the shadow of a man who was still expression of truth and indignation. (He protected by Ale remeinbrance, of his ser-| left the hall.) vices. I most add, that the citizens need Curée.--He has spoken for his brother, be under no uneasiness. The greater part where is the honest mind that does not arof the brigands h::ve been arrested; the rest prove the emotion that led him to the trihave fied, and are closely pursued by the po bune? A vast plan of conspiracy is drlice. No suspicion altaches to any class of nounced to the first authorities, to the nacitizens, or to any branch of administration. vion, and is going to be denounced to the I shall not give any further details in this re- tribunals. The detence of General Moreau port; you have seen all the papers ; you will,
will have all the latitude, liberty, and pubtherefore, give orders for their being laid I licity of which so great a cause is susceptibefore the eyes of justice.-Signed by the |ble; but what ought you to do but to desire. grand judge, micister of justice, REGNIER. | and your desire I am sure is shared by the Certified in due form, the secretary of state. government, that the General may be cleared
H. B. MARET. * of the accusation which, interesting the in
ternal and external security of the Republic . In the Moniteur there ar: severa' unofficial ought to be wesy bed and decided upon, remarks following this document, but those it is aot chougue necessary to insert.
whatever be the strvices and reputation of Consul's Answer.- Since I attained the suthe men implicated in them.
pren:e magistracy, a great many plots have Treilhard. The orator who preceded the been furined against my life. Educated in tribuve, who has jud sat down, has satisfid | canips, I have never regarded as important, 'what he thought due to the ties of blood dargers wbich give me pofsar -- But I cminot which unite him to General Moreau. Were avoid experiencing a deep and painful f-elI not restrained by that consideration, and ing, when I consider the situation in which by the respect due to a citizen iv a state of this great nation would have been placed, if accusation, I should say that he was too | this last plot had succecded; for it is princi. hasly. If his sensibility had suffered him | pally against the glory, the liberty, and the to hear calmly the report of the Grand Judge, destiny of the French people that the con. be would have seen that the result was a re- spiracy was formed. I have long since reference of the whole to justice. Govern. nounced the hope of enjoying the pleasures ment has been always 100 scrupulous an ob of private life. All my days are employed in server of law, for any one to have a right to fulfiling the duties which my fate and the suppose that they wish to swerve from it. will of the French people have imposed on Thu very eagerness they shew to inform you me.-Heaven will watch over France, and of what has passed, prove the value they al defeat the plots of ihe wicked. The ciritach to public opinion and yours. The pro zens may be without alarm. My life will gress of justice opposes the rendering the last as long as it shall be useful to the nation; papers public now-Ihey have been commu but I wish the French people to understand, Dicated to the Senate and Council of State, that existing without their confidence and who are deliberating in secret. I shall add affection, would be for ne without conso. but one word-General Moreau, his rela- lation, and would for them have no object. tions, and friends, will have every latitude of defence; there is no one that does not
Tbe Legislative Body and the Tribuna!l. strongly desire not to believe him guilty. The deputation of the Legislative Body (Adjourned.)
being introduced, citizen Fontannes, the
president, presented the deliberation of that Speech of the Vice President of the Senate body, in which the First Coosul was feli
to the First Consul, 1716 February, 1804. citated on the discovery of a conspiracy
Citizen First CONSUL, The Senate which menaced the state and his person.has been usually accustomed to wait upon Citizen Fontannes made a speech to the First you for the sole purpose of presenting their Consul, in the same manner as the president ihanks for the glory to which you have ele of the Senate. -The members of the Tribu. vated the republic, and for the wisdom and nate were next introduced to the First Convigilance of your administration. This day sul, and their president, citizen Jaubert, they are brought hither by the profound in read to him an address, in which there was dignation which is excited by the plot just nothing remarkable except the first sen. discovered, and which the agents of England tence, viz." While we thought, citizen have instigated. It is amicting for huma First Consul, that you had nothing to dread nily to see the cbiefs of a nation degrade but the dangers of just war, the pertidy of themselves so far as to take the direction of the English government surrounded you assassination. They must indeed be weak, with new snares : what a humiliating conwhen they condemn themselves to so much fession of its inability to combat with open infamy.-The senate perceives, with sorrow, arms the repairing geniąs of France ! What among the number of the accused, one of l-a brilliant testimony of the intimate ties the most illustrious defenders of the country. which connect you with the safety of the The serious nature of the charge, and the republic and the tranquillity of Europe !"existing circumstances, imperiously require The First Consul replied to the deputation the measures which have been adopted with of the Legislative Body and tho Tribunate, Respect to him. You have done what the in nearly the same ternis as to that of the safety of private citizens demand, by scnd. Senate. 1'. . ?! I a . the accused before the tribunals.—The wish | .4*** 11:
": 1: of the Senate, Citizen. First Consul, is, that General Orders, issued to be French Armies you should yield less to that courage which (in consequence of ibe Detection of rbe Con. despises all kinds of danger, and that you I spiracy) at Paris and at Boulogne." should not give up all your attention to pub.
i Paris, 15 Feb. 1804. lic affairs, but that you should réserve a part ! SOLDIERS. — Fifty brigands, the impare s for your personal safety, which is also that remnants of the civil war, that ihe English of the country,
goveráment kept in røserve during the peace,
because it meditated to repeat that crime | life of the First Consul-is no longer in danger. which had failed on the 3d Nivose, had ar. Those dark machinations which threaten it; rived by night, and in small bodies, to Bel- last but for a moment, and end in the same ville, they have penetrated even to the ca Land despair of their guilty authors. We, pital. Georges and the ex-general Piche who are placed in the first rank in front of gru were at the head of them. Their ap- . that hosiile nation, we will be the shi-Id of proach had been invited by a man of consi the hero. One only ihonght, one only feelderation in our rank, by General Moreau, ing animates us all, and that is to defend who was yesterday placed in the hands of the that life, upon which ihe glory, prosperity, justice of ihe nation. Their project, afier and happiness of France, as well as the ho. having assassinated she First Consul, was to nour of ihe French name, depends. The give up Fraoce to the horrors of a civil war, and report of the Grand Jodge, the Mioister of to the terrible convulsioos of counter revolu- | Justice, will lay open to you the whole tion, The camps of Boulogne, Montrepil, plan of this horrible con piracy. – Signed, Bruges, Saintes, Toalon, and Brest, the ar- | the Commander in Chief, SOULT. ... mies of Italy, Hanover, and Holland, were no longer to have commanded peace. Our Address of the Suilors of the right Wing of glory was to have perished with our liberty. I the National Florilla to the First Consul. But all those plois have failed. Ten of i . Ostend, 21 Feb 1804. those brigands are arrested--the ex.general Citizen Fusst Consuh, An odious naLajollais, the procurer of this infernal con tion has planned, with wicked secrecy, the spiracy, is in prison-the police is upon the blackest of crimes, to remove from its own point of taking Geerges and Pichegru.-A head that just chastisenient which its perfidy new debarkation of twenty of ihose brigands has provoked; but the tutelary genius of has now taken place ; but they are sur- France has baffd its, conspiracies, an! prerounded with ambuscades, and will soon be served the life of the hero, that it armis for takeo. In these circumstances, so a Micting our defence, and preserves for our happiness. to the heart of the First Consul, we, soldiers Does not the baseness of the means einployof the nation, will be the first to make a ed by this nation of assassios discover to the shield for him with our bodies, and we will universe its' weakness, ita fears, and its 'conquer his enemies and those of France, 1 cowardice ? Citizen First Consul, the mili.
-Signed by MURAT, general commanding tary and civil officer, and the crews of the in chief at Paris, and CAESAR BERTHIER, right wing of the national flotilla, hasten to chief of the staff.
express to you their surprize and indignation, , Boulogne, 19 Feb. 1804.. at seeing that Frenchiman, that every general SOLDIERS. Your attitude, your labours, Moreau himself, could be associated with and your vigilance, made England tremble. those cowardly islanders, and with Picbegru Despairiog of being able to resist the impulse and Georges, to replunge as in the horrors of your courage, and the ascendancy of the 1 of anarchy, by a cruine ihe most atrocious, First Consul's genius, the British govern- by the assassination of a liero, to whom ne ment, accustomed to crimes, forined ihe have for ever vowed gratitude, devotion, most perfidious wplots, and intended to ac- and fidelity. Citizen First Consul, we wait, complish them by the most odious instru- with impatience, for the moment when you ments. The life of the First Consul was | shall proclaim the hoor of vengeance. -threatened, the beiter to succend in those | Signed, by CHARLES MAGOR, Rear Adiniral, projects of iniquity, to the disgusting remains NUYNNE, Captain, &c. &c. of the. Veodée, were joined meu who bad . formerly figured in our ranks, and we have SCC) United under the same banner, George
DOMESTIC OFFICIAL PAPERS. and Lajullais, Moreau and Pichegru. But a short Statement of Faits relating to the the plot has faded. France will complete its ... Claims of Britisb Creditors on the Erench high destinies, and Bonaparso will live to Funds. secure them. The conspirators are either - The treatment received by the British ariested or have fled. Moreau is arrested i creditors in the French funds, has hitherio
Læjullais is in prison, on the police is follow- excited little of the publie attention; it ‘ing the footsteps of George and Pichegru. has been supposed by some to be a subject
A great number ofyhose perverse and hired, involving the interests of a few individuals brigáyds are now in the power of justice, and only; a plain statement of facts will sbew igra short time it will have overtaken the that the honour of the nation is as much imimpuretremnant of this band, which is now plicated in it as the interests of its subjects. ispersed. Soldiers, dismissall fear! The T he commercial and pecuniary transac
tions between Great Britain and France | ment which arose at the revolution, was during the monarchy and the first three not bound by the treaties of the old one. years of the revolution, (before the war | The manner in which the French governbroke out,) in which period the debts at ment executed this article of the commer. present due to British individuals from the cial treaty, when a misunderstanding arose French government originated, took their between the iwo countries, was by throwrise from the commercial treaty of 1786. It ing all the British subjects in France into was at that time thought by the legislature, prison, and sequestering all their property. conducive to the interests of the nation, to Was it not incumłent on the British encourage and guarantee transactions of government, when peace was restored, to that nature, by the utmost protection they provide that its subjects should not suffer could derive from the faith of nations so by so flagrant a breach of treaty. The lemnly pledged. The second' article of the legislature and ministry of that time at treaty is as follows:----- For the future | least thought so. They immediately, as a * security of commerce and friendship be. I measure of retaliation, sequesiered all the “tween the subjects of their said Majes. French property here: for what end, unless 6 ties, and to the end that this good corres- to insure a inutual restoration, and recipro. és pondence may be preserved from all in- cal justice? --- According to this principle “terruption and disturbance, it is con- | the late ministry uniformly acted. When s6 cluded and agreed, that if at any time a negotiation for the restoration of peace “ there shall arise any misunderstanding, took place at Lisle, in the year 1797, Lord " breach of friendship, or rupture, between Malınsbury delivered the projet of a treaty " the crowns of their Majesties, which to the French negotiators, of which the
od forbid, (which rupture shall not be following was the eighteenth article: " deemed to exist until the recalling or “ All sequestrations imposed by any of the “ sending home of the respective ambas “ parties named in this treaty, on the i sadors and ministers,) the subjects of os rights, properties, or debts of individuals cr each of the two parties residing in the " belonging to any other of the said par“ dominions of the other, shall have the u ties, shall be taken off; and the pro“ privilege of remaining and continuing “ perty of whatever kind shall be restored " Their trade therein, without any manner “ in the fullest manner to the lawful owner,
of disturbance, so long as they behave 1 " or just compensation be made for it.” It “ peaceably, and commit no offence against | then provides for the decision of all ques“ the laws and ordinances; and in case i tions of property between individuals in 66 their conduct should render them sus. the regular courts of justice; and con6. pected, and the respective governments cludes thus: “And if any complaint should 66 should be obliged to order them to re- 1 66 arise respecting the execution of this ar. 6 move, the term of twelve months shall be ci ticle, which complaint shall not be set" allowed them for that purpose, in order “ tied by mutual agreement between the 6 that they may remove with their effects “ respective governments within twelve " and property, whether entrusted to in- " months after the same shall have been s dividuals or to the state. At the same " preferred to them, the same shall be 6 time it is to be understood, that this fa 66 determined by sworn commissioners, to (6 vour is not to be extended to those who 66 be appointed on each side, with power 6 shall act contrary to the established « to call in an arbitrator of any indifferent “ laws."--The British subjects, who, in « nation; and the decision of the said compursuance of this treaty, have, unfortunate 66 missioners shall be binding, and without ly for themselves, entrusted their property 6 appeal.” This article was one of the to individuals or the state in France, have | few that remained unobjected to by the incurred some degree of obloquy from persons, French government; but, unfortunately for who it must be supposed were ignorant of the the British creditors, the negotiation broke hrovisions of this treaty. Such persons will off on other points. The preliminaries see, by the perusal of the above article, of the late peace were signed October 1st, that they must withdraw that censure, unless they | 1801.. The twelfth article is as follows: have the presumption to extend it to the legis “ All sequestrations imposed by either of lature of that time, and the great statesmen then “ the parties on the funded property, reveat the head of his Majesty's government, “ nues, or debts of any description, belongwho did all in their power to promote the “ ing to either of the contracting powers, of intercourse, now reprobated, between the « their subjects or citizens, shall be taken two countries, It never was contended « off immediately after the signature of the here, or in France, that the new govern * definitive treaty." It proceeds to provide for the decision of disputes between indivi: 1 « had to p.oceed in this manner towards duals by the competent tribunals of the re- - French citizens, according to the law of spective countries; and concludes thus : “ It « circumstances, it could not so dispose of " is agreed moreover, that this article, im- " what belonged to the English citizen." a mediately after the ratification of the des From this extract we see, that the: idea of “ finitive treaty, shall apply to the allies of treating the British creditors in the French " the contracting parties, and to the indivi. | funds on the footing of Frenchmen, and 6 duals of the respective nations, upon the thereby setting aside “ the just reciprocity."
condition of a just reciprocity." When stipulated for in the preliminary treaty, the preliminary treaty was published, the originated in a contre-projet of the French British creditors had reason to regret, that government, and that it was resisted by Lord the execution of this article in their favour Cornwallis, as so unjust and degrading a was not secured, as was proposed in the for. I proposition deserved. It appears by the submer negotiation, by the appointment of sequent proceedings, that it was successfully commissioners to decide on their claims, in resisted; for in the same protocol it is stated, case the French government should be in that France renounced, among many others, disposed to do them justice. But, upon the this article of her contre-projet : and it is whole, they were satisfied that their own | further stated in the protocol of the 6th of government would support them in the pro- March, “ that the ministers of the French secution of their rights, as they did not · Republic and his Britannic Majesty having imagine that by the condition of a just reci. " met, Citizen J. Buonaparté presented the procity could be understood, that the French " note and projet following: The undercreditor in the English funds should re | " signed has removed from this projet, every ceive his whole property, principal and in- " thing that might protract ihe discussions : terest, undiminished; and that ihe English • it is composed, first, of articles taken licreditor, in the French funds, should re. " terally from the preliminarjes; they are ceive such a proportion only as the arbitrary “ unatiackable.” Among these the twelfih and unjust government of France should be article of the preliminary treaty is named ; pleased to bestow on them, which has turned and the fourteenth article of the French proout to be, as might be expected in the latter jet is as follows: “all the sequestered procase, nothing at all. The English creditors "i perty placed on either side in the funds, thought themselves under the protection of “ revenues, and irasts, of whatever sort they their own government, as they had a right “ may be, belonging to any one of the conto be, and not the unprotected victims of a “tracting powers, or to its citizens and subforeign despotisın. They met, and appoint “ jects, shall be delivered up immediately ed a committee, who waited on Lord after the signature of this definitive treaty." Hawkesbury, to request and claim that pro ---- Thus was the proposition of treating the tection in the ensuing negotiation at Amiens. British creditors on ile same fooling with
Lord Cornwallis began the conferences Frenchmen, brought forward by the French with J. Buonaparié, the French plenipoten- | plenipotentiary at Amiens, rejected by Lord tiary, at 'Amiens, in January, 1802.---In 1 Cornwallis, and given up by J. Buonaparté; the conference of the 19th of January, (29 yet most unaccountably, when the definitive Nivôse,) as stated in the protocol, or official treaty was concluded, the last clause of the document, published by the French govern- | article respecting the mutual restoration of sement, "Lord Cornwallis demanded that the questered property was left out. The words « article relative to the sequestrations should homiited are these : “ It is agreed moreover, " be inserted literally in the definitive " that the article, immediately after the ra -
treatu as it stood in the preliminaries, and “ tification of the definitive treaty, shall ap. " in the projet presented by his government,
46 ply to the allies of the contracting parties, « He observed, that the additional clause of " and to the individuals of ihe respective ng" the French contre projet, which says,
6tions, upon the condition of a just recipro9. that. Eoglish creditors in France.cannot " city."--The immediate consequence of 6 be more favoured than ibe French them. I the signature of the definitive treaty to the - selves, would be prejudicial to the Euglish French creditor in the English funds was, * nation, in as much as the English govern. the restitution of lui, principal, and the pay. 4 ment had not touched the property, effects, I ment of all arrears of interest, in pursuance
or funds, of any Frenchman; that of of it. The English creditors demanded the "France, on the contrary, had seized all | same justice, and the same execution of the " that the English had in France, and had treaty at Paris. In answer to this deinand, “ made only imaginary reimbursements. M. Talleyrand informed them, that the
Whatever sight ihe French government treaty of Amiens had no relation to their