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are to enjoy the same dignity. The Great , male children posterior to adoption, his Officers of the Empire are to receive the adopted sons can succeed only after the natitle of their Serene Highnesses, and they, tural and legitimate descendants. Adoption as well as the Princes, are to be addressed is interdicted to the successors of Napoleon “ Monseigneur."---The High Officers of Buonaparte, and to their descendants.--the Empire are to wear the same dress as 5. Failing a natural or legitimate heir, or that of Consuls; but they are to appear in adopted heir of Napoleon Buonaparté, the a particular costume upon great occasions | imperial dignity shall devolve to and be con---The Secretary of State has the rank of ferred on Joseph Buonaparté and his natua Minister ; and all the Ministers will have ral and legitimate descendants, in the order the title of " Their Excellencies." The of primogeniture, to the perpetual exclusion Functionaries of the Departments, and all of females and their descendants.--6. Fair. those who prevent peritions, are to address ing Joseph Buona parté and his male dethem by the title of “ Monseig, eur." The scendants, the imperial digoity shall devolve President of the Senate will receive the title 10 and be conferred on Louis Buona parté of “his Excellency." The Marshals of the and his natural and legitimate descendants, Einpire are to be called “ Monsieur le Mar: l in the order of primogeniture, from male to shal;" and when spoken to, or addressed in male, and to the perpetual exclusion of fewriting, they are to have the title of " Mon | males and their descendants.--7. Failing seigneur."
a natural and legitimate heir, or adopted
heir of Napoleon Buonaparté, falling a naOrganic Senatus Consullum ertracted from tural or legitimate heir of Joseph Buona
tbe Register of tbe Conservative Senati. parté and his male descendants, of Louis Floreal, Year 12.-May 18, 1804.
Buonaparté and his male descendants, an The Conservative Senate, assembled to Organic Senatus Consultum, proposed to the the number of members prescribed by the Senate by the titularies of the great digni. goih article of the Constitution, having seen taries of the Empire, and submitted to the the project of the Senalus Consulium drawn acceptance of the people, shall nominate the op according to the 571h article of the Or- | Emperor, and regulate in his family the organic Sinalus Consultum, dated Thermidor der of hereditament, from male to male, to 16, year 10, and after having heard on ihe the perpetual exclusion of females and of motives of the said project The Orators of their descendants.--8. Until the moment Government, and the report of its Special of the election of the new Emperor, the afCommi-sion, nominated in the sitting of the fairs of the state shall be governed by the 26th of this month, and having deliberated i Ministers, who shail form in Council the on the adoprion of it, to the number of Government, and who shall deliberate by a voices prescribed by the 561h article of the majority of voices. The Secretary of State Organic Senatus Consultum, of the 16 h of shall keep a journal of the deliberations. Thermidor, year 10, decrees as follows:- TITLE 11.-OF THE IMPERIAL FAMILY. TITLE I.
9. The Members of the Imperial Family ART. 1. The Government of the Repub-l in the order of hereditament shall bear lic shall be entrusted in an Emperor, who | the title of French Princes. The eldest assumes the title of Emperor of ihe French. / son of the Emperor shall be styled Impe- Justice shall be administered in the name rial Prince.--- 10. The mode of educaof the Emperor by officers whom he shall lion for the French Princes shall be appoint. - 2. Napoleon Buonaparté, now regulated by a Senatus Consultum.--11. First Consul of the Republic, shall be Em. They are Members of the Senate and of the peror of the French.
Council of State, when they have attained to TITLE 11. -OP HEREDITAMENT.
their eighteenth year.--12. They cannot 3. The imperial dignity is hereditary, in marry without the consent of the Emperor. the direct, natural, and legitimae descent of The marriage of a French Prince without Napoleon Buonaparté, from male to male, the consent of the Emperor, incurs the pri. by order of primogeniture, and to the vation of all right of inheritance both for the perpetual esclusion of females and their de. individual who has contracted it, and for his scent.----4. Napoleon Buonaparté may descendants. 13. The acts which attest adopt the children or grand-children of his the birth, the marriages, and deaths of Mem. broihers, provided they have attained the bers of the Imperial Family, shall be transage of eighteen years complete, and that he mitted, by order from the Emperor, to the himself have no male heirs at the time of Senate, who shall order them to be inscribed adoption. His adopted sons enter into the in their journals, and deposited among their line of his direct descent. If he has any archives.--14. Napoleon Buonaparté shad
establish, by statules ia which his successors | officers which may be vacant at the period are bound to conform, Ist. The duties of the of the Regency, or which may become v2. individuals of both sexes, who are me berscant during the minority, nor use the preroof the Imperial Family toward the Emperor: 1 gative reserved for the Emperor of raising 2d An organization of the Imperial Palace, | citizens to the bank of Senator. He cannot .conformably to the dignity of the throne, disoiss eilher the Grand Judge or the Secrc. and the grandeur of ihe nation - 15. 1hel tary of Siate.--23. He is pot per-onally civil list renains regulated in the same man- responible for the acts of his administration, ner as it was by the 1st and 4 h articles of -26. All Acts of the Regency are in the the decree of May 20, 1791.--The Princes' name of the Emperor under age. ----27. Josepb and Louis Buonaparte, and, in future, The Regent can propose no project of a law the younger natural and legitimate sous of or Senatus Consulium, and can adopt no rethe imperor, shall be treated agreeably 10 gulat:on of public administration, until he the articles 1, 10, 11, 12, aod 13 of the de. I has consulled the Council of Regency, com:. cree of December 21. 1790. The Emperor posed of the titularies of the great dignitits may fix The jointure of ih Empress, and re- of the Empire. He cannot declare war ar fer it to the Civil Lisi. His successors can sign ireaties of pace, alliance, or commerce, introduce no change in the dispositions made unul after deliberation in the Council of Re. in this respect. - 16. The Emperor hall | gency: The members of which in this case visit the departments : Imperial palaces hall only have a deliberative voice. The decision therefore be establi-led in the four principal shall be by a majority of voices, and if there points of the empire. These palaces shall be an equality that of the Regent sball de. be fixed, and their dependencies established termine it. The Minister of Foreigo Rela. by a law.
tions shall have a seat in the Council of ReTITLE IV.-OF THE R: GENCY. groçy, when the Council deliberates on al17. The Emperor is a minor till the age fairs relatiog to his department. The Grand of eighteen years complete; during his mi. | Judge, Minister of Justice, may be called to nority there shall be a legent of the Em- it by order of the Regent. The Stcretary of pire.---18 The Regent must be at least Stale shall keep a journal of the delibera. twenty five years of age, complete ; femalestions. ---28. The Regency can confer po are ex luded from the Rgency.-- -10. The right on the person of the minor Emperor. Emperor chooses the Rigent from among the | --29. The salary of the Regent is fixed at French I'rinie, why have attained to the age a fourth amount of the civil list. --- 30 The prescribed by the preceding article; and care of the minor Emprror is entrusted to failing them, from among the titularies of his mother, and, failing her, to the prince the gr at dignisies of the Empire, ------ 20. I chosen for that purpose by the predecessor of Failing designatin on the part of the E'1) the minor Emperor. Failing the mother of perr, the Regency shasi devo've to the the minor Emperor, and a prince chosen by Prince nearest in degree in the ord, r of in- ' de Emperor, the Senate shall en'rust the heritance, who has attained to 25 years com. | care of the minor Emperor to one of the ti. plete.--21 In cases where the Emperorlularies of the great dignities of the Empire. has not chosen the R-gent, if none of ibeNeither the Regent, nor his Jescendants or French Proces hive aitained to the age of females, can be chosen to take charge of the 25 years complie, ibe Senate shall choose | minor' Emperor.---31. Io case Napoleon the Regent from the titularies of the great | Buonaparlé shall use the ficulty conferred on dignities of the Empire.--- 22. When, on him by the 41b Article of Title 11. the act of account of the minority of a Prince called to adoption shall be performed in the presence the Regency in the order of inheritance, it of ihe titularies of the grand digniries of the has been conferred on a more distant relation, Empire; shall be received by the Secretary or on one of the titularies of the great dig. | of State, and immediately transmited to the nities of the Empire, the Rrgent who has en Senate to be inscribed in the Journals, and tered on the exercise of his functions, shall de posited among the archives; when the .continue them till the majority of the Em Emperor nominates either a Regent for the peror.--23. No organic Senatus Consul- | minority, or a Prince to take charge of the tum can be passed during the Regency, por minor Emperor, the same formalities shall before he end of the third year atter the ma be obsei ved; the act of nomination, either jority.---24. The Regent shall exercise, / of a Regent for the minority, or a Punce 10 till the majority of the Einperor, all the attri take charge of the minor Emperor, are rebutes of the Imperial dignity: he cannot, vocable, at the pleasure of ihe Emperor; howdet nominate to the gcand dignities of | every act of adoption, domination, or revo. he Empire, nor to the places of the great cation of a opmination, which bas not been
inscribed in the Journals of the Senate, be- oath to the Presidents of the Electoral Cola fore the death of the Emperor, shall be null leges, of the Department and Cantonal As. and void.
semblies. He presents the solemp deputa- TITLE V.-OF THE GREAT DIGNITIES OF t'ops of the Senate, the Council of State, THE EMPIRE
legislative Body, Triburate, and Electoral 32. The Grand Dignities of the Empire, I Colleges, when admitted to an audience of are thoss of Grand Elector, Arch Chancellor the Emperor.. of Siate, Arch Treasurer, Constable, and
town (To be continued.) Grand Admiral. 33. The titularies of the Grand Digoities of the Empire are no
PUBLIC PAPERS. ninated by the Emperor. They shll enjoy ! Verbal Declaration, made on the 16th of May. the same hogours as the French Princes, and at the Dict of Ratisbon, by the Ministers for take precedeocy immediately after them. the Elector of Bader, Brandenburgh, und The period of their reception determines the others, relative to the Subject of the Russian rank which ihey respectively hold. ---34.
Nie The Grand Dignities of the Empire cannot The Electoral Legation has not failed 10, be removed. --35. The titularies of the transmit to the Court of Baden and their Great Dignities of the Empire, are Senators other pricipals, the Imperial Russian Note; and Counsellors of Stale.- 36. They form but have not received, nor indeed could they the Grand Council of the Emperor, they are as yet receive any commands on the subject. Members of the Privy Council; they com They conceive, however, that they may depose the Grand Council of the Legi in of clare that his Majesty the King, and the Honour. The present Members of the other Courts whom they represent, entertain Grand Council of the Legion of H nour | a well founded hope that the First Consul shall retain, during life, their titles, functions, will of himself be inclined (according to the and prerogatives.- 37. The Emperor pre. sentiment of the Bohemian, and Austrian Mi. sides in the Senate and Council of State. ni-ter) to give a full and sat » à sory explaWhen the Emperor does not preside in the nation on the subject that h's cccasioned Senate or Council of State, lie shall nomi anxiety, and such as may entirely correspond nate one of ihe titularies of the Great Digni io ihe expectation of his Majesty, the Empeties of the State to be President.---35. All ror of Russia. acts of the Senate and Legislative Body are passed in the name of the Emperor, and
FOREIGN OFFICIAL PAPERS. promulgated or published under the Impe. Letter from Rear Admiral Linois, Commander rial Seal.--39. The Grand Elector pero
of the French Naval Force in India 10 tbe forms the functions of Chancellor--1st. In Alinister of Marine, &c. Dated on board convoking the Legislative Body, ihe Electo: the Marengo, in tbe Road of bencoolen, Dec. ral Colleges, and the Cantonal Assemblies; 1 3, 1803. 2d. In promulgating the Senatus Consulta Citizen Minister, -- I have the honour for dissolviog The Legislative Boly, or the lo inform you of my departure from the Isle Electoral Colleges. The Grand Llector pre- ot Reunion. I have taken under the line an sides in the absence of the Emperor, when | Eog'ish merchanıman of 1500 105, from the Senate proceeds to the nomination of Se Bengal bound to China, carrying 10 guns, Dators, Legislators, or Tribunes. He m-y and valued at many millions. My mission reside in ibe Palace of the Senate. he was to make an attack upon the island of makes known to the Emperor the remon Sumatra. --Before I enter d the Straits of strances presenied by ihe Electoral Colleges Sunda, I was desirous to ascertain if they had of the Cantonal A-semblies, in regard to the any vesatis in die road of Bencoolin; and preservation of lheir prerogative. When a yesterday I discovered six, but the night Member of an Electoral College is des forced me to anchor at a distance in the nounced, agree.bly to the 21st article of the morning the vessels seeing ine at anchor, ran organic Senalus Consoltum, of the 10ti of for safety to ellabar, to the south ward of
Thermidor, year 10, as hiving committed Benccolen. I hoisted Evglish col:urs, on any act contrary to the honour or the good of which an Engli la pilot was sent off to debis country, the Grand Elector shall invite mand of we the names of my division, and the College to manifest its will He shall to what llcet it belonged, I employed this report the will of the College to the Empe-| piloi in anchor before Beocoolen, oui of the ror. The Grand Elector prešeois the Meru tire of ih cannon of Fort Marlborough.bers of the Senate, of the Council of Stute, I sent at the same time, la Semilladie, Cap. and of the Legislative Body, to take the oalla lain Molard, and le Barceau Capt Halgan, before the Emperor. · Flc administers the to Sellabar, to destroy such English vessels as they might find there, and notwithstanding a prisoner of war. - Mr. Wright is the tbe fire of a listle fort, wbich discharged se- | sadje person who some years since escaped veral shot without effect, these two vessels from the Temple with Sir Sidney Smith ; he fulblled their mission. Six vessels were is very reserved and cunning, a fanatical burnt by the English themselves, and two enemy of the French, vain enough to conwere burnt by us, together with three large sider himself destined to play a considerable magazines of the Company, filled wiih pep- part, and so insolent as to believe that his siper, rice, and opium. The ship Eliza Ann, tuation secures him from danger. But this from Madras, is taken, as well as two biigs. may tail lim, if he is placed in the alternaThe loss of ihe English may be estimated at tive of throwing the blame of his mission 10 or 12 millions of francs. I could have | upon his government, or of passing for an destroyed the town of Bencoolen, but we ostensible conspirator, and so liable to justice. are not at war wiih the natives, and I did | I thought proper to state my own opinion not wish to imitate the conduct of our ene on this subject.-He will set off this even mies, by endeavouring to injure individuals | ing in the Diligence from Rennes, and will without an object. --The vessels lost by arrive at Paris almost as soon as my letter: the English were rich'yladen, and had come be is accompanied by a very young nephew from Bengal. A lieutenant and a drummer and his do nestic, whom I did not link pro. were killed by a canton shol, and two men per to separate from him --Although I were wounded. At Sellabar we respected wished to conceal from him the motive of private property, and only seized the maga the extraordinary measure adopied towards zines of the Company; this conduct pro. him, he was not to be duped; aod I hare cured us the confidence of the inhabitants. rea,on to believe, from my conversation with I have no sick; the crews are in good him, that he had studied his part, and is de. health, and I am continuing my cruise. terinined to remain silent, on the principle
that he ought only to render an account of Letter from JULLIEM, Gen. of Brigade, Pre his military exertions to his own govern
fect of the Department of Morbiban, so the ment. Nevertheless, whatever measurss Grand Judge. Dated Vannes, May 15, you may take respecting him, I thought, at · 1804.
all events, it would be of importance to send Citizen Grand Judge. An English you a man who has acted so conspicuously corvetie was taken a few days ago, by our in the frightful conspiracy which has struck gun boats, at the entrance of ihe Morbihan ; all France with alarm, and which Provi. and having yesterday learned that the officers dence, always propitious, seems to have and crew of this vessel had reached Vapnes, thrown (as a new example of its benevolence on their way to Epinal, I had an interview towards Buonaparté) on the coast of More with the captain, with the intention of ob- | bihan, where his well armed ship was des. taining, by artifice, some ada ission or ac. | tined to be taken by simple gun boats, and counts relative to the traitors who might be himself to be discovered amidst a croud of aiding him on the coast, or of Ilie accom prisoners, amongst whom in any other part plices in the conspiracy who might have se ihan here, he might have remained undis. creted themselves aboard the vessel, to covered. escape, as I suspected, 10 England.--1 soon discovered this captain to be a person
SUMMARY OF POLITICS. of some importance. He is a Mr. Wright, Diet Oy Ratisbon. The mirristers who landed Georges, Pichegru, and their ac. of the Electors of the Empire have made a complices on the coast of Dieppe. I knew verbal declaration, in the diet, by way of him well in Egypt, where he was the lieu answer to the note of the Russian minister; tenant of Sir Sidney Smith, and charged by but, they take very good care not to express that commodore with all his negotiations any participation in ihe better feelings of the with the French army. I thought he might | | Emperor of Russia, upon the subject. They make some useful discoveries, or at least agree with the Russian Note, as to the fact of might acquit himself, by avowing that it was a violation of territory and of the neutrality by order of his government that he disem. | of Germany having been committed ; but, barked on our coast that band of assassins, they observe, that they have no doubt but and might thus furnish a new and authentic that the First Consul of France will, of himproof of the participation of the British Ca. ) self, hasten to apologize for an act " which, biner in this atrocity. I have, therefore, they are certain, he must have disapproved sent him off hy the Diligence, and under the of!"-They know very well, that he did escort of the gendarmerie, recommending not disapprouve of that act; but, that, on you, however, to pay hin the respect due to the contrary, it was by his express orders the act was committed : and, it will naturally , tinent shonld remain as it is, because every excite a good d-al of surprize, it they should partial attempt at humbling France must nanot be egregiously mistaken, as to his hasten turally lend 10 exalt her, and to extend still ing to make an apology. It is improbable further herinfluence and her doininion ; and, that he should make any apology at all; and, that such a combination will ever be formed, if he should, it will be in such a way as by under the auspices of Mr. Pitt and Lord no means to bar his right to exercise a simi Melville, it would be excessive folly to suplar power, whenever bis interests may re pose. These two persons never have underquire it. The Electors of the Empire are stood any thing of the true interests of Engunwilling to offend the Emperor of Russia ; land, as connected with the continent of but, they are much more unwilling to offend Europe : they have no notion of making the Emperor of the French. Fear is the feel war but for the sake of grasping at bits of ing, by which petty half-dependent states colonial terri.ory: if they assist the powers of are almost always actuated ; and of course, the continent, it is only for the sake of leave they are more likely to yield to a great | ing themselves at liberty to pursue iheir fapower that is near thein, thao to a great vourile projects in other parts of the world. power at a distance. France has several of EXPEDITION AGAINST THE Cape.- At inem under her very paw: they may, in a time when ships are fitting out, and troops case of danger, cry to Russia ; but, before are collecting, said to be destined against the their supplications can scarcely be beard, Cape of Good Hope, it may not be amiss to they are crushed to death ; and, as their de turo back for a moment, to the opinions delisire is to live, be the condition what it may, | vered by some of the members of the present it is more than probable, that their feeble ministry, respecting that post, at the time declaration at the diet is the last that the when it was surrendered to the enemy.-world will ever hear of their resentment of The Lord Chancellor asked, upon wliat the arrest, and the subsequent execution, of grounds the cession of the Cape could be the Duc d'Enghien. As to their joining in regarded as matter of regret ? “Is it," said a war against France, on account of this vio he, “ because the place has been fed at a lation of their territory, or, indeed, on any “ most enormous expense, from which this other account, the man must be nad who, “ country is now happily relieved 9"* Lord though but for one momeni, entertains the Mulgrave said : “ much stress has been laid idea.
“ on the value of the Cape of Good Hope. • Russia.— Nor does there appear to be “ Though I have never seen the Cape myany good reason for supposing, that Russia " self, yet I have heard, from professional will declare war against France. Without “ men, that it has been greatly over-rated the aid of Prussia and Austria, or one of “ in this country ; that it is an expensive, them, Russia can do little or nothing against " unproductive settlement, and obliged to France. Prussia will not stir, if she can, “ be maintained, ever since we obtained and Austria cannot, if she would, unassisted “ possession of it, at an enormous expense with British subsidies, which subsidies Mr. u to this country. I leave your lordships to Pitt will never be able to spare. A decla " conjecture, then, what my surprize must ration of war, on the part of Russia alone, “ have been, when I heard, that a right would only furnish the French with a fair " bon. friend of mine had declared, in anpretext for again over-running two or three “ other place, that the minister who should of the circles of the German empire, with. “ dare to give up the Cape, would deserve out affording to this country one moment's u to lose his head!" Lord Hawkesbury relief from the danger of invasion. Russia called the Cape " an uoproductive and usecannot send a force sufficient to compel the " less possession, maintained at an enormous French to withdraw their armies from the " expense; a constant drain of men and of coast opposite us. The flotillas will conti
“ money ;" and insisted, “that to surren'nue augmenting, in spite of every thing that “ der it to the Dutch was the wisest course Russia alone can do ; and our expense, our " we could pursue." Mr. Pitt did, indeed, alarm, our inglorious degrading warfare, say, that “ the opinion he had been taught must continue. There is nothing short of “ to entertain of the value of the Cape, was an extensive coalition upon the continent “ much higher than that expressed by his that will do us any good ; and, to render os noble friend. He knew there were great that coalition firm and durable, we must be “ authorities against him ; but, on the oiher the soul of it ; it must be cemented by Bri- |- hand, from what he had heard from i tish gold, and strengthened by British troops. • noble Marquis, and from a right hon. Unless a combination of this sort can take place, it is much better for us ihat the con. * See Debates, Register Vol. II. p. 1105.