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arrive sufficiently in time to share lolland, the King and Queen of in the action; nay, the King did Westphalia, the King and Queen of not receive any intelligence from Naples, the Viceroy and Vice Queen him the whole of the day, and his of Italy, the Prince and Princess Majesty is therefore perfectly igno- of Ludca and Piombino, the Prince rant of what the Duke of Belluno Primate, perhaps the King and Queen has being doing. I shall havé, how- of Spain, the Prince of Bavaria, the ever, to make further report on this Saered Conclave. subject as soon as possible. Please While Paris presents this groupe to lay my report before his Imperial of Sovereigns, Bonaparte has in cusMajesty, and to accept the assurance tody, in other parts of France, the of my high consideration." following personages :--The Pope, Marshal Duke of DALMATIA, the late King and Queen of Spain,
Major-Gen. Ferdinand the Seventh, King of · Madrid, Nov. 20.-The battle of Spain, the Uncle and Brother of Ocana, which the King fought yes- Ferdinand, the Prince of the Peace. terday, was one of the most decisive Petersburgh, Nov. 11.--According which the troops of his Majesty the 'to accounts arrived here, the army of Emperor and King have ever fought. Moldavia has defeated that of the 'The members of the junta of Seville Grand Vizier. It is said, that 16 who have the most influence, were pieces of artillery, and 12 standards in the rear of the army of the insur- have been taken. gents, and announced in a high Frankfort Nov. 29.-The insurtone, that they were going to hold gents in the Tyrol having laid down their sittings at Madrid, but they their arms, tranquillity is restored were the first to fly. This appears in that country, and the foreign to be the last effort which the junta troops which formed a cordon on the of Seville will make. The following northern frontiers, are beginning to , order of the day has been published, take their departure. and affixed up in all the public Buda, Nov. 24.-According to a places :
statement published here by authoORDER OF THE DAY. . rity, the loss of the Austrian army Yesterday the King gained a sig. in killed, wounded, and prisoners, nal and decisive vtctory at Ocana. from the 4th to the 12th July, 1809, - Two hours were sufficient to disa consists of 17 generals, 847 officers, perse the army of the insurgents 30,471 rank and file, and 4,100 who expected within two days to horses. make their entry into Madrid. It Vienna, Nov. 25.—The Adjutant was entirely dispersed or destroyed. of the Archduke Charles, General
Four thousand men were left Delmotte, has already arrived in dead on the field of battle; 20,000 this cápital, and the Prince himself were made prisoners, among whom is expected in the course of next. Were 200 officers, 30 or 40,000 mus- week. kets, 20 standards, 30 pieces of ar- The Empress enjoys at present a tillery, and an incredible quantity better state of health than she has of baggage were the results of this done for several months past. splendid victory.
General Andreossi has left this AUGUSTUS BELLIARD, Goy.-Gen. capital on his way to Paris, Count
Dumas, General of division, and There are now at París assembled chief of the staff of the Prince of the following personages :- Bona- Neufchatel, is to remain here after parte, the King of Saxony, the King the evacuation of the capital, and of Bavaria, the King and Queen of bas already hired a house for his re
sidence. The number of the French chief of the army, marshal of the sick and wounded, who cannot yet be empire, expresses to the general of transported, amounts to 10,700 men.. division, Pimb, and to all the troops
Augsburg, Nov. 27.--Lieutenant under his command, his entire satisGeneral Baron Wrede, in the Bava- faction with the glorious conduct of rian service, has been raised to the that division on the 7th November, dignity of a count of the French em- in the attack of the town of Hostal. pire, in rentuneration of the distin- rich, which they carried by assault, guished services rendered by him notwithstanding the vigorous resisduring the last war.-Within a few tance which they met with from days the first transport of the Aus-, 2000 troops of the line, part of the trian contribution is expected in this armed inhabitants, and the artillery, place, consisting of 13 millions of fire from the fort and towers, where florins in gold and silyer coin.
the enemy bad mounted several pie. According to the last accounts ces of ordnance. This division has from the Tyrol, the insurrection completely attained the object of its may be considered as perfectly quel- mission by destroying all the maga, led, and many Tyroleans and V.. zines which the enemy had formed talberghers have already arrived here in that place. A punishment will to buy grain. The noted Speckbu. serve as a warning example to the cher lately made an attempt to in- rest of the towns in Catalonia which cite the inhabitants of the lower In- still persist in this revolt, and take thal to fresh commotions; but his up arms instead of peaceably res attempt not only failed of success, maining at home. , but he was apprehended by the in- :
General Rer. habitants and delivered up to the Chief of the Staff of the 7th Corps, Bavarian troops,
i Flushing, Dec. 2.-The English i On the 27th instant arrived in are all preparing to leave us, and all this city his imperial Majesty the correspondence will be at an end Emperor of Austria. He was dres- with this island. Many of the insed in the Hungarian uniform, and habitants of this town are, packing seated in a coach drawn by six hor- up, and going to Holland, dreading şes, which could hardly pass the the inundations during the winter, as streets crowded by the inhabitants, the several basins have been destroy, who received their gracious Sove, ed. The dock is ruined, and the arse, reign with incessant shouts of Long nal is undermined to be blown up, live the Emperor,' At night there The slucies are also to share the same was not one single house but what fate. The damage which will be done was illuminated. All the theatres to this town will at least require the are to be this day thrown open to labour of ten years to repair again. the public, and a general illumina. All the baggage of the soldiers, as tion will again take place this even- also General Don's, have been shiping. Her Majesty the Empress is ped, and but few troops left in this also shortly expected, The Empe- city:-Provisions begin to be very ror has ordered the sum of 100,000 scanty, owing to the quantity shipflorins to be distributed among the ped and taken from the storehouses, poor. This morning Te Deum wąs All the carriages belonging to the arsuug in the Cathedral.
tillery are on board; the admiral
has condescended to allow four transHead-quarters of the Spanish Army, ports for the use of the merchants.
Vornel, Nov. 27. ; . Order OF THE DAY. . The following account of the .
His excellency the commander in causes which led to the late arrests
at Seville, is understood to be deri-' ment, and to introduce other troops ved from the noble person by whose. upon whom they could depend. They interposition the junta was preserved: then shewed a reluctance to fulfil
" When Marquis Wellesley was the promise they had made. The at Seville, information was commu- greatest indignation was again exci, nicated to him, that a plot had been ted against them, and the Marquis formed to seize the whole junta in of Romana is understood to have the night, while they were engaged made a long speech to them, in in council, to put to death some, which he upbraided them in the most and to send off others to South Ame cutting terms. Fearful of the popu. rica; to declare a regency, and to lar vengeance, the Cortes were at place at its head the old Cardinal length agreed to be convoked." i . Bourbon, the Duke del Infantado, the . Marquis de Romana, and two others; " A gentleman 'in the neighbouri that the Duke's regiment of guards, hood of Bury St. Edmunds, has ves then at Seville, were to be the prin- ry lately received a letter from the cipal actors in the plot. The Marquis son of that virtuous and christian could not, of course, suffer such a philosopher, who was driven by the design to be carried into execution persecution of party from Birming without giving notice to the junta, ham, to seck an asylum in America, which he did immediately. The junta of which the following is an extract: * were in a dreadful state of alarm, Northumberland, Oct. 7, 1809. and threw themselves upon the pro. “ Mr. Jackson has arrived, but tection of his lordship, who promised we hear nothing yet of any propo.. to go instantly to the Duke del In: sals for the settlement of the differ, fantado, but urged the imperious ne, ences between the two countries. cessity of their attending to the poc While England is thus putting off pular wishes, convoking the Cortes, the day of reconciliation, and hari," and making several reforms in the rassing this country by her oppreso'. administration of affairs. This was sive and ever varying edicts, we are promised, and the marquis had a making astonishing strides in the mari conference with the Duke del Infan- nufacture of cloathing and shall tado, who exerted his influence so ef- shortly be independent of England, for -fectually with his regiment of guards, all that is absolutely necessary. Evet that the design was not carried into ry family in this county is turning execution. The junta, relieved from its attention to domestic manufac . the danger that had alarmed them, ture; and I now get the greatest contrived to remove the duke's regi- part of my cloathing made at home."
EXPEDITION TO. WALCHEREN, · The Court of Common Council met It had been but too little the fashion ia on Tuesday, the 5tb instant, in pursų- ' that court to exercise their undoubted ance of the summons issued in conse- privileges on matters of great consen quence of the proposed address to his quence to every individual of the British Majesty, on the subject of the termina- public. If the city of Londun were pre tion of the expedition to Walcheren. yented by courtly influence, from the as
Mr. Waithian rose and reminded the sertion of its rights, or were so time-sercourt of the important nature of the ving and base as to refuse to do its duty, subject which they were called upon to then the best rights and advantages they take into their consideration on that day. Enjoyed were yirtually done away.
When the public mind was agitated by Mr. W. then made an enumeration of the failure at Minorca, in the reign of the line of battle and other ships of war; George II. the City of London did not the mmense number of transports, &c. hesitate to go up with their address; and which were actually engaged in the nathe answer of the King, and his subse- val department of this most extraordiquent.communication to parliament, ex- nary and gigantic expedition, and depressed his Majesty's satisfaction in the clared his belief, that a statement he interest his people took in the successful had received of the hostile force then in issue of public affairs. The same words' a situation to oppose us, was one simithat were used in that address, he had - lar to what had, previously to the expen used in the address he proposed after dition, been put into the hands of the the disgraceful capitalation at the Hel government itself; which did not, in the der; the conclusion of an expedition, by various forts and towns, exceed 8.08 which one half of our army was lost. 9000 men. He contrasted the conduct Then his address was negatived, on the and the opinions, as recorded, of the around, alledged by some, that it was a military and naval branches of the expe direct insult to the throne. Upon the dition.-He never knew, indeed, that shameful Convention of Cintra, he had my Lord Chatham had ever before been again used similar words in the address entrusted, even as a Cabinet Minister, he moved: but, upon that occasion, when with the command of a great military hardly a man copld be found who did force. He paid high compliments to the not entertain the same opinion as to that British pavy, and to Şir R. Strachan's convention, how had the city of London character for experience and valour, been received at court? They were told, from whose dispatches he read extracts, that “ the interposition of the city of which he maintained shewed that a difLondon" was not wanted, in a matter ferent sense was entertained by the navy in which the honour of the British arms of the practicability of our efforts, from was called into question. He then pro- that which the Commander in Chief apceeded to make some observations on peared to entertain. He felt deeply that the conduct of the General (Sir A. Wel such a train of ill successes called upon lesley) in the Portuguese campaign in them to do their duty to their country which the battle of Vimiera was fought; and to the King. After suffering so much, on the expedition afterwards sent out to be yet hoped that they were not reduced Spain under Sir John Moore; and on altogether and broken down in spirit, Sir A. Wellesley's last campaign; all of and become indifferent and callous to which he contended had been highly their interests and their fate. It might disastrous to the country. After solne yet be said, that parliament was the severe reflections on the victory of Tala- place in which such great questions vera, which was followed by an imme- should originate. Undoubtedly that was diate retreat, and the title so unaccoun- the place. It was their province most tably bestowed on the General who especially. He was sorry indeed that commanded on that occasion, he said, he could not look with hope to parliahitherto he had spoken chiefly of mat- ment for such an inquiry; for what had ters that were, perhaps, less important he seen, from the Helder Capitulation than the recent one to which he had up to this time, that could lead bim to called the attention of that court. The expect such an inquiry from the votes of expedition to Walcheren seemed to claim the majority in parliament? On all oca sort of pre-eminence in the list of casions such inquiries were negatived these disgraceful transactions. It was by overwhelming majorities. understood to be intended as an effec- As to the result of this expeditiontual diversion on the part of this coun- Was there a man, who, if he differed try in favour, more particularly, of the upon every preceding point, could yet arms of the Emperor of Austria. This entertain a doubt of the necessity of in. armament was, he believed, the greatest quiry upon the ground of the total and ever sent out from this country. Its ob- miserable failure of that expedition! ject was generally supposed, even on After one year's amount of Income Tax the authority of those who were believed had been squandered, at a time when we to know something about it, to be cer- were bending to the earth beneath the tain of attainment. He might venture weight of taxes and how squandered? to say, that it contained nearly 100,000 In the destruction of the flower of out armed British subjects.
armies! Qne of the books writes
this melancholy subject had stated, that it was put into the requisition; for, front at one time we were burying 750 men & what that parliament had already done, week, and that at one périod, 5,000 out he confessed he had no great hopes from of 15,000 were sick, and either kept up- it. The constitution was in every man's on the island, or thrown,like many mouth; but he wished to know what blocks of timber: into our ships: and they meant by the word, if they did 1106 yet were we to endure this tamely? mean that a power of check and controul were we to gaze on in a stupid apathy, was in the commons house of parliament, and make no effort to redress our wrongs and a responsibility attached to the ser and remedy our disgrace, by demanding, vants of the crown; but if that corrtroul in the name of the country, an inquiry? was no longer exercised if that respons If this last disgrace would not rouse us sibility was done away, it was idle to from our torpor, ruin alone could do it; argue about words. In parliament he and we were only fit to be slaves, and wished the work of reforter to begin, ini nothing else. We, who had before us parliament he wished it to end. He the precedent of our ancestors who had was willing to yield to others, and wait before us what they did in 1756, when with them in hope to see what would be they disdained to sit silent under nati- the effect of the late public disgraces onal insult, and persisted in calling for upon their deliberations, inquiry, inquiry was granted and punish- He wished to add one word with re"ment followed; and though the fate of spect to a charge brought against him as
the meritorious officer (Admiral Byng), to his wish to cry down public men. who then suffered, might be justly re- God forbid he at any time should be gretted, yet it was not to be doubted, anxious to create a general distrust a that it was attended with good conse gainst all public men more than any quences to the service. But, if we are other; but, when he saw public men turn not now to interferem if we are again to round-when he saw the same men conbe told, that our interposition is unne demning the income tax, and, on their cessary, I would like to ask, what is the coming into power, approving of that degree of insult and of suffering ut which tat-when he saw Lord Grey standing we may be allowed to solicit for redress on tables at tadeřns, calling on the peoI would like to ask, how much we are tople to be earnest in the cause of reform; bear before we dare to útter a com- nay, even complaining that they were "plaint? I would like to ask, whether we not sufficiently earnest in the cause
should, upon all occasions, wait till the stating that in 1797 ; and when he had 'minister of the day touches the spring seen that noble lord turning round, and that is to put us into motion? I would complaining of the cant of reform-wher like to ask, whether our sole business is he had known Mr. Pitt to have been a to echo the venal cry of the court, in strenuous advocate for reform, and recarrying up congratulatory addresses in collected what he and his followers afterthe midst of oar national disasters, and wards proved, he could not think it unnot to take one step to call for inquiry reasonable in his entertaining distrust of into the grounds of such disasters? When such professions! He admitted that such scenes have been passing before us many of these public men were superior --scenes that even in fiction would ex- in talent, and perhaps public integrity, cite our commisseration--and when the to the present ministers; but yet, he public behold them with a listless indif- thought, they should cease to deceive ference, more melancholy than even the nation by liolding out delusive prothe misfortunes themselves, are we not mises. For his part, he cared not who to assume our station in the country, were ministers under the same system. and at such an awful crisis make the If he was to die, he would as lieve die city of London give the public tone to a sudden death as a lingering one. If the rest of the Empire! At such a time the work of corruption must be done, it can we be too zealous in our efforts to was little matter to the people who did. reinstate the national character? They it. He concluded with moving the folwho are so loud in the cause of Spain, lowing Resolutions should not be so cold in the cause of “That an humble and dutiful address England.
and petition be presented to his MajesWith respect to that part of the amende ty, upon the present deplorable situation ment that related to the calling of the of public affairs, parliament, it was against his wish that