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4 sowTHE EXAMINER.
· THE POLITICAL EXAMINER, pendent spirit, would make them a more congenial, cungia
derale; and patriotic Prince'; than wenig viceroys and Party is the inadoess of many for she gain of a few. Swirt. governors froin France or Austria. The idea of pulling,
an end to the old grievances of Italy by erecting this throne, No. 305.
.. for a native Italian like Lucien BONAPARTP, strikes us as.., BONAPARTE AND TAE BOURBONS.
an eminently happy vne ; and we shall delight in having
opportupilies of returning in the subject. Is throwing out some hasły observations last week upon W: forgot however last week to niake orc observation,
itie arrangements which Ure Allied Monarchs might be | which though unnecessary, we hope, 'lo our readers in . willing to make with BeNAPARTE, We gave it as our opi. general, might as well have been masle, in order to preserves
nion, that supposing thc'exience of his dynasty and the the integrity of our opinions on this subject, in the literat establishinent of bis relatives affected by the prescut stale as well as ordinary sense of the term. Some of the readers, of Europe, it was advisable to let thein continge, in pre best ai quainted with what we have already said about Serence to a restoration of the Bourbons and other weak BONAPARTE, will probably smile at our thinking proper to. Princes. The reasons we assigned were of a gcueral na- employ acother article in supplying the orniesion; but a ture, and regarded what are more directly called polilies. writer on the sido of Reforin has a very delicale lask beroa We suggested, that France, in the first place, bad 110 liking him in times like the preselil'; and we chuee lo lake crers for the Boursons as individuals; we said, that the mani. opportualis of evincing what is really at the bottom of our festation of a willingness to treat with BONAPARTE would hearts,-that it is the goal of tho coinmunity alone for deprive hiin of all pretence for afflicting the world with his which we care, and not for any man er set of men, pubdesperate extremities ; -we were of opinion, ihal more licly speaking, except as far as some arr, iatrinsically more formidable barriers were likely to be raised against him, worthy than others, and some only preferable under a choice even by allowing his own connexions to be scated on other of circumstances. thrones, than by restoriog weak wen, bere and there, When we said therefore, that upon a consideration of who, if he still reigned in France, would probably be bis circumstances, we were for suffering BUNAPARTE and his dones by next year's and finally, we were of.opinion, that coonexions 10 enjoy their share of dowinien, se were the lara if such men were restored, and if he did not reign in thest in the world from insinuating, that the dominion oort France, they would most likely return to tireir old prac- to be suffered, merely because he had conquered il, or bea tices, and reduce Europe tu.the necessily of another con cause he chaneed to get possession of il, or fiecause he had Yulsion, whereas new inen, by having to recoingend them: seized it, -or berause be laid in any way deserted it, cona selves to their new subjects, would bring with them some sidered alone. The continuation of his family, and the freshness of spirit and alacriig of endeavour, and set the air restoration of the BOURBOSS, re consider as noiling but a selves about the encouragement of knowledge. JEROME, choice of evils, the la:ter of which is the grealer ; aud it is 1o be sure,, is said to be a debauched fellow, as well for this reason, and for this only, the we would have the . as to be exceedingly given to fine coals and whiskers, so former preferred. We would ool unis, if possible, have That little could be made of him ; and perhaps his brother, the Bonapartes, 33 well as liic BOLO BONS put dure, but upon a proper represcutation, and for a small equivalent, would gladly see the English cons!'lolion prevailing all might codgeot to suppress him- altogether. Jusepa over Europe, and an end pui as once to those absurd and alsv, according. 1o the accounts froin Spain, is a sus pernicions systems of governmeol, which lead princes for picious character, — inordinalely fond of his bulile, naging that the inany are made for live few, instead of and absolutely keeps A seraglio ; but then accounla thé few for the inans. But as the world is still very young Trum Spaisi arc themselves a little suspicious, and Jo- in these mailers, and a great deal of line and education BEPH has at least had the reputation of being a clever will he necessary to mide them wiser, we must content diplomatist, which catuot be said for every Prince food of ourselves with dv.is oor best in gencral to recordmend the bis bolile. MORAt however is an active fellow, 10! to be cullivaliun of resou and Luthmon score, and with settling, lowered to a counparison with the late King of NAPLES:- 3s well as we cat, the occasional disputes' which may arise nobody wil! deny that BersaDOTTÉ inakes a beller anlago in those cuiss playgrounds, called theatres of war. We nist of his old acquaintances, than many a legitimate are vo believers in the perfectibility of our present state of mooarch, and if the Italians could enjoy the valural wish, being; but we inuch suspect, that a time will come, when which they are said to fcel, of seeicg their couatry under sonic of our grarestatisurdities will be regarded in a very oné dominion, 'nobody doubis, we believe, that Lucres ludicrous light be those who read of them, and a tyrant ut Busaparte, with his taste, his pbilosophy; and his jode- a greal battle be accouoted about as mad a piece of non
$use, as it would be to keep a pet hyæna, or to chuck tea which had enjoyed prosperity witdinui being intoxicated ny ii, cups in one another's faces by way of settling the merits
The norite | has supported misfortune withoul dejection, and after baving
generously in the preceding wars defended the territories of of a neigl bous's wife. When that time arrives, a persou vur Allies from ihe evils of war, we are prepared courage. who might now make à noise as a weak or profligale prince, 1 ously to preserve our own from them. Called round the spay be quietly dismissed to the bottom licemicuit in the bottom oferint
of societs, and
and throne uoder weighiy circumstances, the Emperor has yet as
henne under w
sociated you, Gentlemen, in the views of his policy as in the a man, who belrayed the propensities of a conqueror, be
efforts of his administration. I have said the views, and not sent lo the gallies; but, in the nican lime, we must put the secrets of his policy; and in short inis policy'has atvany's up a little longer with both, and endeavour to make our
heen the defence and independence, of the honour, of the jo
dustry, and of the coin inerce of France and her Allies. But best of the necesily. Pet hyænas, upon the whole, arc nations, like goveinmenrs, deeply inpressed, strongly pre-occus not in sich fashion as they used to be ; and if we still pied hy the more recent events, forget those inore distapt, keep llirow the tea-cupsio one another's faces, it must be con- faintly in their memory ihe first causes, and lose sight of the
links of that historic chain which connects the pat with the fessed we do it with a greal deal of good breeding, and are present. God forhid, Gcarlemen, that I should now descrike very much shocked at those who break our teeth illegilis here any pási grievances, calculated to vitiate any ininds, ro rematels. m . " '."
kindle any reséutinents; I do not call back my thougins, I do
not call yours on the past ; but because ibai, in each of the To the reasous orcady given for preferring the conti
pages in which tlie rezneinbrance of it is preserved, one can mualion of the BUNAFARTES lo the restoration of the Buur discover with certainly who bave been the provokers of the Boss, we have anottier and very important one in' add. I war, War has exisied in Eerople for twenty years; the last is
rugnected with the first, and is the consequence of its origio. which is this, that if the latter be agaili pul in possession to see to whom musi be imuted ihe misfortunes and the duraof what they lost by their own follies and vices (we speak lion of this war, it'ta ill be sufficient to refer to its caurse, and of the race al large, and not of individualy) the whole of to recollect titat 'the inter sals uf pence, ur tather the short
Iruces during whick nations have breathed, have been owing to their moral 'will be lost to the world; and all that the
This France. The aggression did not proceed from France ; French have suffered, have been suffered for nothing. Il neither in 1792, wlien slie was invaded'; weither in the year is frue, they have suffsred enough as it is, to liille pur- seven, wlien the treuly of Campo Pormio was broken; geither pose ; but al least, royal families have had a severe lesson
in the ycar eight, when the Russtani came across Germany and
Italy jo menace mur frontier ; neitber in the rearten, when how they indulge' themselves in a long course of pro- pitie treaty of Amiens was violated ; neither at the epoch of the fligacy and contempt of the people : aid it is desirable,
invasion of Bavaria, when the peace of Luveville 'was disa
vowed; neither al the epoch when the treary of Presbourg was that the lesson should not be lost. That it would be so;
placed in oblivion ; neither when the engagements of Tilsit sere if a race of Princes 'afler a long course of evil are to be abandoned ; desher wheo the treaties uit Vienna :100 of Paris dethroned only to be set up again,' is clear from history
wrie tain in pieces. Aod was it not, on the contrary, France,
who, victorique aud conquering, consented in the acicistice of and froiti humani nalure. Even now, there are not wall
Lrosen, and the peace which followed it: who vauquislied at ting a fie tv comers in Esirupe', 'where attempts are made to Maringii bur to ireac'ar Luneville ; at Austerlitz, but 10 rebirine back the jargou af honresistance : articles appear Blure the greater part of ber conquests, or in endow Thrones
I wish tirem ; who has not refused an armistice during the war, Vis Pelcrsburgh Gaz:lles aiminishing the viessly to hold
| peace during negociationis, neitlier before the Treaty of Pres. faollarchs doubly sacred, and to 'seek refuge again under bourg, nor before lbar of Vievda. Ai this inoment have and the wings of the vicererents' of leaven and though the prelunivary bases, proposed by the coaleseed powers,,been jubody pays attention to Uris nonsense al present, and
adopted by his Majesty, who declares to his people, in his
allies, to his enemies, that on his side there are no obstacles to The inonarchis themselves are exhibiting a inore than 'ordi the re-establishment of Peace. These truths, Gentlemen, ad nars sense of their popular dulics, yet it is as well to pro far as relates to preceding wars, are consecrated by modua
menis already become the invariable patrimony of history: in vide strenuously agaiost 'the recurrence of absurdities,
les, uhal relates in the more recent events, they will be proved by which involve the ibost falal consequences both lv monarchs the decements contained in the portefuille of the Minister for and communities.“ Europe 'has paid a large price for a Foreign A Mairs,' of which his Majesty calls a Cominission; mille liit in political experience, aod for heaven's sake,
parned from among you, lu take coguizance. Whilst negocia,
Irions are going on, the coalesced powers have insisted on the 1-1 it retain óne' advanlage, at least, 'froni all it has
Cromeinvasion of hostiliies. By 'ihat they have she wn us the undergone.. : .. ... . . 16 .. . measures winnal: are prescribed for the salely of the State, and
the honour of the Empire. His Majesty lias said to you, GenHemen, • Nations cannot treat with security except by dis.
playing their whole strength.' Bul_already the energy which FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE..
maniferis irself in all parts--the pumerous tevics which are in
Inaum-sullic.cally inske kneivo the resolution of the French · FRANCE. ..
Nution to maintain the safety of its territory, and the honour
vif iis laws. Thirt of glory, love for the country', the wind LEGISLATIVE BODY.
for its prosperity, are passíuns which never become extinct to Panas, Dec. 21.-Allerlbo usual introductors business, generous beants. They are a guaranier of ide zeal with which Cuent Regnaud de S!. Jean d'Angely spoke as follows: you will associate yourselves, Genuemen, iu the efuzis of the
* GENTLENEN - In the levo last cainpaixos, Willroue hav. administration, :10 stiypori, liy powerful ineaos of defence, the ing been abandoned by victory, we have been leiroyed by for Dencintioss u lira are going to be opened. Less "powerful; ure, so the first, ope of those winirry which a flict nature less strong, lesb rich, less fruitful in resources was France io in Iwyt oore in a century; in the seconly an abamlóniig defection year cig", when ihre::tened on the forth, invaded on the soutti of which Europe offers few runingles, have readerer sterile loro in preces in her inverior, exhalted in lier findes, disor. We musSülituot successes. Happily, Gersiemen, the nation.ganized in her daigistrativos, discouraged in bes urmies. The
seas brought her hope--the victory of Marengo icstored her those ballalions. As the enemy had in the village of Bornboft her honour the treaty of Luneville brought ber back peace. a cousiderable corps of reserve, only the battery, and about I describe this picture, Gentlemen, but for the purpose of again.300 prisoners, could be inken. Their loss in killed and wounded calling hack, within and without; Ile energetic sentinept of is veiy heavy: our's announis to about 200 mnen, and as inany out dignity and of our power, only ihat our frieody and our horses. It is painful in he obliged 10 mention coinbats which enemies may at the same time understand the thooghts of the have taken place between the children of ihe North. They Monarch, and the forre of the nation the moderation of his nught only in produce mourning and silence. The Sovereign wishes, the ardour for an hogourable peace , his horror for a whose policy has provoked them cap alune desire that they shameful peace.”
should be prolonged. Let us hope, that the King of Denmark After the departure of the orators, the Assembly ad. will put an end to this war of brethren; and that liis kingdom, jourved.
and that of Sweden, will present the image of one family BAYONNE, Dec. 19.-No military cvent has taken
united, tranquil, and happy.--The enemy, cut off from Rends.
herg by General Walmodeo, retired opou Kiel, pursued by place for some days in our neighbourhood. Yesterday
General Skioldebrand. He proceeded by the opposite bank, onis the enemy made two reconnoissances from the side of upon the fortress, after having destroyed the bridges. It reSaiot Martin d'Arberone ; They were repulsed. Two quired I wenty-four bours to repair ibern. General Walipoden squadrons of the 21st Chasseurs charged and overthrew threw others across; and detached General Doruberg upon two squadrons of the 18th English Dragoons. The Duke Eckernforhdre. Some battalions, and a regiment of Ilussars, of Dalmatia has caused the right bank of the Adour, and
anel | which should have guarded ihe bridge, and kepr up the com. both banks of the Bidassoa; Lune inuodated.
inunications with General Doroberg, were allacked at Osielle rode by the enemy's army, which, fearing ou doubt that it
should be destroyed in its march upon Colding, took the sudden GERMANY.
resolution of piercing Rensdberg. The corps of General BULLETINS OF THE CROWN PRINTE.
Walmoden heing separated could nos arrive in time to take part lead quarters, Ncumunsler, Dec. 12,'1813. in the action. This General sustained, wilh one regimeul of His Royal flighoess removed his head-quariens to Neumun.
Hussars, four battalions, and four pieces of carnua, a long and ter on the Ilih inst. Major Kuoblock surprised the fowo of
obstinale comhar, agaiost a force of 10,000 meo at least, Neus, opposite Dasseldorf. An eagle, a Colonel, 18 officers,
with a numerous artillery. Success was a long time balanced ; asd sonne hundred soldiers, were herë lakei. Possession was
but at last the eveny were enabled 10 pain possession of the also obtained of a magazine of fouage, and racinental clorbing road to Rendsherg. The soldiers were ofien mixed wiib each Colonel Pole who commanded the expedition. Dureved the other , and although the number of Danes was in the proporenemy as far as the road 10 juliers. Thus the iroops of iletinu of three to one, the field of battle remained with Count arty of the North of Germany lind Ibeinselves on the French
Walmoden. The foot aod horse chasseurs of Mecklenberg, territory. It is still hoped, however, that the grand confede. which formed the advanced guard of Gen. Vegesack, arrived ralioo, armed for the liberiy and independence of the Cwoli. in time to take part in the engagement, and to decide it. Ils
olill not be forcent loops and serk in ancient France cavalry made a brilliant charge, under the cross-fire of several that peace, of which'all the inhabitants of the earth have such l baltalions, which were placed behind the hedges. Prince need. After a short bombardineni, the corps of Gen. Wiozin
Gustavus of Mecklenberg has been wounded. His greni vagerode has possessed itself of the fort of Rocheuburg. The | lour having horne bisa into the midst of the enemy, he fell into garrison have been taken prisoners of war. The Prince of their hands ; but be was afterwards exchanged for an officer Ecknwhl, with a view of obtaining intelligence, and to make of the same rank. Ii is hoped that his sounds will permit him prisoners, has made a sortie from Hamburgh with all his ca. 10 continue the war. His conduct has beeo above all prabe. valry: he had supported them with a reserve of several batta.
Count Walmoden has lost in this affair one cannnn, and froin 5 lion. This corps, under the orders of the General of Division. to 600 men, killed, wounded, or missing. The long of the Vichery, attacked an advaoced post of ihe Cossacks placed all enemy, by his own confession, is more than 1000 meu. In this Toodart, and pursued its march with so much impetuosity. engagement, wbich does great honour to Count Walmoden, and that it entered Rahlstedt along with the pickel. The Cossacks in the preceding skirinishes, that General has taken eight pieces retired upon Seik, where Gen. Pahlen was, with six squadrons of cannon aod 400 prisoners. The Prince of Hesse has deof regular cavalry, Gen. Pabled immediately led iheca to the manded an armistice. It is probable that the differences ben charge. A scoadrop of the regiment of Izoum began the al. (ween Sweden and Denmark will soon be settled, and that Den tack with so much vigour, that it immediately overthrew the mark will at last joig herself to the Allies.
. eormy, who was from thenceforth to complete root. They were
Head-quarters, Kiel, Dec. 16. pursued 10 Wandsbeck. The road was sirened with dead; more. The armistice demanded by the Prince of Hesse bas been ihaa 200 were coupled, and above 150 prisoners were taken. granted. It began en the 15th instant, al midoighi, and will General Tettenhorn bas occupied Fredericksindi, Tonningen, finish on the 29th, at the same hour. We shall protit by this and N asum, and has sept detachments towards Flensbourgh, and interval to push the operations against Hamburgh. The DaSleswick. He has surprised, at Harbau, 120 carriages, coo- nish army has been able to enter Rendsberg as it were by a veying the sick of the hospital of Allona. The Swedish army miracle. Two hours later, and it would have been forced to has advanced upon the Eyder, belween Rendsburgh and Kiel. lay down its aride, or to disperse. The fort of Vollerwyk he: General Skioldebrand, who was engaged in the pursuit of the susreodered to the corps of General Teiteoborn, after having cormy, came up with them in front of Bornhoft. He found heen cantonaded for some days. The garrison are prisoners that their force, consisting of three battalions of infantry, and of war, and are not to serve again till they are exchanged. -ino regiments of cavalry, was draun np in battle, aod had a The fort of Frederiksori, uod Gluckstadı, are not included in battery of six pieces upon Ikeir left Bank. The fire of ineirihe armistice. If the Danisli government wishes for peace, grape shot became lively 'ånd destructive; but General Skiolde- these places will got expericoce the horrors of a hombardment. brand himself, at the head of his troops, charged with so diuch | The army has halled in the midst of its surcesses; the lite
gour, that the bariery was carried, the battalinus broken, which it loses by waiting for the conclusion of a peace is of inand forced to lay down their arms. The eneiny's cavalry look calculable importance. Thus hare the Allies given to Denmark, ti ft ght: all that of General Skioldebrand parsued is, leaving rod to Europe, an evident proof of their moderation. If hoye only a squadron to receive the battalions à hich had surrendered. lilities re•commence, it will doubless be a great misfortune ; . Bs treachery, or at the instigation of some of their officers, but no one can reproach the Allies with those consequences. these iroops tauk op their arms, fired upon our cavalry, and Two regiments of Cossacks, of the corps of General Beoker. did great misçbief. Some squadroos of lussara which pursued dorf, bave'ndvanced upon Breda. The garrison has evacuated oc enemy, immediately reiuraed 10 the charge, and sahred that place, and retired upon Adwerp, pursued by the Cossacka
The lown of Breda, wherein 600 prisoners have been made, blesome an opponent, and advanced with his benvy co-, was iminediately occupied by the allied t:oops.- Thas the army luinns of infantry, supporied by artillery, his front cover. nf the Norih of Germany occupies, all this pomeni, a line fromed by a numerous body of cavalry and rilemen. Lieut.. Col. Breda 10 Doeldorf. To consequence of the arintsiice, it has Morrison (ell back gradually, and 190k up a jodicious position, recalled all the parties in Schleswig; nod iis troops hold in (which he had previously made choice of) with his lille hand;. This Duclose the line from Eckernforde to Husum, The dis. his right on the river, consisting of the Bank companies of the positions have been so taken, that upon the extremity of each | 491lı regiment, and a delackmeol of the Canadian Frucibles, of its wings, it can assemble an army of 35,00 men in ihree under Lieus, Colonel Pearson, with a six pounder a little ad. marches.--This exposition nugbe to be sufficient to convince vanced, supported by three companies of the 8919 regiment, Denmark of the wrong which she has done in the Allies, and under Captain Barns; the 49th and 891h regiments formed the In the good chose. Every day is an age lost to the interests of main body of reserve, extending across the road to a pine wood, ibal goverumeni.
occupying in space of 700 yards.- Najor llerior, with a de
Tachment of the Canadian Volligeurs, and a small band of ITALY.
Indian Warriors, under Lieut. Anderson, secured the left (lank. FLORENCE, Dec. 14.-On the 10111, advice was re The action commenced about two o'clock in the afternoon, and ceived here, that an English squadron, consisting of four
in half an hour became general, the enemy atiempoing to turn
the left of the Britishi, but were repulsed by the 49 h and 89th ships of the line, five frigates, aed a curvelle, had dis
regiments, which advanced firing by wings and platoons. The cinbarked troops near Viareggio. · Those Troops were a
enemy having failed in this allempt, united iheir u!most efforts collection of from 800 - 1000 inen, of different nilions, in an attack on the riglic, supported by four pieces of artillery commanded by a Sicilian, having the litle of Colonel, and and their cavalry, which was in like manner repulsed; the a Major named Dillosle. Their expedition had for object | 49th and 891h regimenis having moved up in echellons, and to create troubles in the country: it has entirely failed, formed in line, a ckarge cominenced by the 49th regiment was thie imbabil ants of the country have every where evioced
nos persevered in, in consequence of the enemy having charged
upon the right, and threatened to gain the rear, but their The best spirit. A part of those troops, who were Ita
cavalry were so gallantly received by the three companies of liaos, deserled, and save up their arms and ammunilion The 89ih regimeni, under Caplain Barns, and the well.directed to the authorities of the countsy. The remainder did not fire of the arrillary under Captain Jackson, that they were inhazard remaining any length of time in the country; they slavily repulsed: and by the rapid pursuit of Capiaio Baroz'i only advanced to Lucca, and returned upon Viareggio. party,' a 6-pounder was captured from the enemy,' whase at. The enemy was, on the 12th, attacked there by General tention was now solely directed to covering the retreat of his
heaten forces. In this last efore he was failed by a judicious Pauchin, commanding a detachment of troops of the de.
movence of the corps under Lieut.-Colonel Pearson, who partment of the Arno, and re-embarked, after having lust
cuotinued to pursue the enemy in his Alighi. --Lieul.-Colonel, several bundred men.
Morrison reports in the strongest terms the cordial and aile co. Dec. 13. -The day before yesterday, the English divi-operation le experienced froin Lieut.- Colonel Pearson, Lieut. ' sion of Commodore Rowley cast anchor a league and a Colour! Plenderleath, 491h regiment Major Clifford, 891h. half in the nortk-cast of Leghorn, and disembarked about regimeo: ; Major Heriot, Canadian Voltigeurs ; and Captain 1500 men, who immediatele marched upon the town, and Jackson, royal artillery ; 10 who:e able exertions, with the occupied ils suburbs. Yesterday, al half.past seven o'clock
comlined gallanıry of the troops, where every man did his
duly, this great success is to be attribuled.-Tlie Lieul.- Col." A. M. the enemy began the allark. He was vigorously
reports the benefit the service has received from the active received. Al cle:en o'clock we had silenced the enemy's exertious of Lieuto-Colonel Harvey, Deputy Adjutant Gegeral; fire. He sent a flag of Iruce, which was not admilled. Caprains Skinner and Davis, Quarter Master General's Departa. About four o'tlock he recommenced; firing upon the town, ment; Lienieqant Anderson, of the Indiao Deparıment; and but was answered so well, that an hour afterwards he
Lieul. Hagermani, of the Militia, who acted as his Aid-deabandoned the enterprize. The enemy took advantage
camp.-11 is with deep regret that Lieut.. Colonel Morrison
1 franginits a list of casualties, containing the loss of several brave of the night to re-embark, and this morning we found 300
soldiers, but when she onequal contests and the quadruple loss killed, and several wounded, which he left upon the shore. lof the enemy, and the imporiance of this splendid victory are Several deserlers presented themselves at the gates of the considered, the coinparative British loss will apprear less than low The population has evinced that it was French, might reasonahly be expecled.. and gives unequivocal proofs of its fidelity. .
Relurn of Killed, Wounded, and Missing.
Total -1 Captain, 2 drummers, 19 rank and lile killed; I ÀMERICA.
Caplain, 9 subalierus, 6 serjeapis, I$ I 'raok and file, wound..
Officers Killed and Wounded.
40th Regiment-Capi. Näirne, killed; Lieut. Jones, wounded lead-quarters, La Chine, Nov. 15, 1813. His Excellency the Governor-General and Commander of
dangerously; Lleur, Bariley, wounded severely, not dan. the forces, has received from Lieur.- Colonel Morrisoni, 8910
gerously; Lieut, Claus, wounded, left leg ainpotared ; Lieur.
Morton, wounded severely, yot dangerously; Lieuti. Rich. regiment, the official report of the action which took place on
mond, wounded slighily, i The Ilth insi, al
Iwenty miles above Corn. 3911 Regimeni-Capi. 'Browne, wounded severely, not dangere wall, between the corps of Observation, consisting of the 4911 | ousive Evsign Leaden, wounded slightly, and 891h regionents, and a detachment from the garrison of agih flank Coinvaný- Lient. Holland, wounded severely. Prescott, under Lieut.-Colonel Pearson, the whole amounting | Canadian Fencilles-Licuri Delorimere, wounded dangerous". to abone eight hundred men, and the principal division of the ly, since dead : Ensigo Armstrong, wounded dangerously. enemy's army commanded by Major. Gen. Boyd: on the day !
By his Excellency's Cocinand, preceding the action, an affair took place in consequence of ibe corps of observation pressing on the enemy, which, after a
EDWARD Baynes, Adj.-Gen, A. N. . short condici, terminated in his defeat, the British division
TRELAND. occupying that nighi Ile ground on which the affair had | taken place.' On the llib, Lieutenant-Colonel Morrison
DIVINITY OF JESUS, continued his pursuit, when the enemy concentrating bis DUBLIN, Dec. 23.- The Common Council was specially ence, made a grand effort to relieve biinseif from $0 trou. summoned for yesterday, to take into consideration the Petition
of James Shaw, a Freeinan of the Corporation, ngainst the the present, it was at all evenls proper that he himself ab ruld Election of Samuel Stephens, one of the sitting Mumbers for be free from stain: was this the case ? the petitioner was prethat Guild.'
sent aud could answer-but had not be been seen fis behave with The Petition was read. After the usual preamble, the the grossest indecorum had he not appeared even in that Ai. Peiition proceeded as follows:-" That said Samuel Sie sein bly in a state of intoxication ? (Order, order.). phens, in the year 1802, caused to be printed and published in Mr.GIFFARD must rempind the Hon. Memher, that this the City mu Address to tbe People called Quakers, wherein he was not the place for recriinigation; nor did the questiog rehas, amongst other things, asserted That our Saviour Jesus gard lhe moral character of any one : he should be very sorry Christ was not the power of God unto salvation, and has tised if it did--for he was sure there was not one there whore chie several other disrespectfub cerrs in allusion to our Saviour ; and racter would hear probing to the bottom. , said Sansuel Siephens has distributed some very extensively in Counsellor CAMPBELL. rose for Mr. Stephens. Ile rollthis. Cry, and upon being several times charged publicly in the tended that the Assembly had 'no 'right to eurerinin the ques. Common Council as the author of the said Address, he did not lions arising on this petition: it did not complain of a deficiency disavow the same :-and your Petitioner is prepared with evil in any of the qualifications usually required in a Member, and dence to sbew, that said Samuel Srephens is really the autlios for investigating wbich there was a proper legal aulliority ; but and publisher of said Address.--Thal your Puentioner buinbls it went into an inquiry cogreruing the truth or fat-eboud of a trusts yeur Lordship and Honours, who are deeply interested in ceriain Mumher's spinininis op 'Theology, and called him to the the support of the Christian Religion, upon which the main har of the Corporation to answer for his creed. Lf ille Assembly
tenanre of our glorioos Constitution and the welfare of society should allow a discussion so entirely ecclesiastical, the Benel • 29 malerially depends, will consider the said work of the said of Bishops tuig hil, ou ibe same ground, praceril 10 discuss the
Samuel Srephens to be blaspbemous and highly derogatory to qualifications of a Common Councillor. (Hrar.) Should tire the powes and divide character of our blessed Saviour, and Assembly entertain it, there was no saying to what extent they
1hat the person who was capable of writing and publishing said Inight go ; fur baving once assumed a power beyond their prua · dangerous doctrine is totally unfit to have a seat amongst your per jurisdiction, the vext step might be to institute inquiries Lordship and Hopoors," &c. &c.
into the privale characters of members, sod 10 expel them be. Mr. SEMPLE Thoughoo that the matters contained in the Pe. cause their morals inig be happen not to suit i ne taste of certain tirion were purely of an ecrissiastical nature, and as such did of their fastidious tolleagues. New
of their fastidious colleagues. lle was sure that the gentleman Dot come under the cognizance of laymen. He hiinself had (Mr. Giffard) who took so much interest in this question, been educated in the doctripes of Arhanasius, and continued | would as little chouse to sit with a bad father, or a bad hus. still to profess and admire thens; but he did not the less think band, (hear,) as with one whose religious opinions he disapit right that others should adopt different opinions, or that every proved-and, ?berefore, the next step, were the present to One should have liberty to profess that which lie believed to be succeed, might be in expel these ; but, 10 truth, the Assembly The truth; nor was lie ignorant that many persons of very greai had nothing to do with either. . distinction in the country were lipged with the doctrines at Mr. GiEPARD was not surprised at the eagerness of certain preseet in question. He besough the Assembly lo recollect io Gentlemen to get quit of this matter : they were afraid to meet what a situation they would place themselves, should they ac-it; they knew the weakness of their cause. It was said the 'cede to a Petition founded ou such grounds as ibis : every li. A sembly could not entertain it; but did coi Genileneu recol. • beral wiod would be shocked, and the enemies of the Corporalec: thai a Member had been once expelled because addicted to
tion would seize the opportunity to expose it to the scorn and the use of wicked and profane words, and for no viher reason • contempt of the whole world. He should therefore move tirar whatever (Some person, we believe, whispered that the the Petition be returned by the proper officer to James Shaw, 1
Member su expelled wns an Athirsl). - Mr. Gillard did not from whom it had been presented,
understand the difference between Aineist and Deisi and UlrMs. GIFFARD hegged to remind Gentlemen of what was
believer,' or Hoy other ville which the enemies of Chrisiianix really the instler before them ; it was got whether inen were
inight'assume they were practically the same ihing. He ento be allowed to have peculiar opinions in religion, whether
treared Genileinen to recollect in what circunstances this book lisey were to enjoy the riglot of inioking for themselves—but it
appeared : Not in private-os obscurely it was circulated was " whether they were to dare to give these thoughts utler
with rrivinpih, and exhibited at feasts and entertaininents. Let chce wherher, in short, & person who had been guilty of thein recollect, that the book went forth to tell the world that · *pen blasphemy should be permitted to sit in thiul Assembly.
the Saviour of Mankind was an impostor. The question, in his, opinion, resolved itself into the bare
Mr. HUTTOn requested the Gepilemen not in quole falsely ;. matter of facı, “ Did the Member whose election is 'objected
the book contained no such thing as that ile Savior of the to, or did be not, pablish a book denying the Divinity of our
our world wins au impostor *, Bui il were inchiude wisted in Saviour!" If any man in the vanity of his heart should send foreb icto the world a book affronting the faith of Cliristendom, * As our readers may be curious 10 koow something of the wresting from us our dearest hopes, and ournaging all the feelings book in questinn, we sulijoin ihat passage in il winich bus at the of piely, all the doctrines of revelation; is that inan to remain same time given the most trence in reiliciu individuals, and is umoticed ? is te to hold the same honourable rank in socie's the clearest exposition of Mi. Slephens's geoeral opin: on,, -which is due to the followers of pure religion. Several gentle. " I believe il recessary farine o prefule by beme oliserva. ines seein to believe that the whole is an affair of very 'tisial lions whui l inly have suo coina:IMIcale, in order input to sin importance; I would beg of stem 10 Tedert 13 the iniseries | fence a vain and delasive spirit thai las gone fornit into ine wuc5 ble desolated Europe, for the last twenty years, and world, saying, that (and some others dea) Je us Christ tbeu to call to their mind, that froin a source like this-smail his coming, and that he took hins as an impostora tog as it may appear the whole of that series of calamities drew! which is alterly false : I kuow till one wialis the circle of their origin : they began by aliacky on religion--they ended in iny acquaininure that luuks on liian in any curio light; on the the overthrow of social order, in aourchy and blood. Let the | contrary, I believe him to lave been the most ferieci che Petition be investigated ; let the Assembly be satisfied whether racier that ever jet made his appearance ainuut the children this book was published by its newher; and whether these be of mest, Bul all this is Dr. i suficient to satisf's olemn, because I the doctrines de professes'; if they are, le ought no longer to cannol suo alloro duxon the aisuru doctrine that he t'as citemain among us; or let him reneunce them. Bat no man doctrine cu liey themselves ackon wledge ile iarnoi che with any consent stall sit down with me, who continues to hold prele:d or understand--a doctrine they are, as it were, obliged, sach opinions.
clo believe, because their churcii, seci, on pariy, iquore, the an Ms, E. STEVENS thought it allogether beyond the com. 10 do so; and on what ground? A few vaglie scongiurces • peteecy of the Assembly tu go at all into tbe question. But if pressions, backed by the wriung, of sien ibs igienut us Thelu. • soy person should choose to bring forward such a petition as | selves. For we must acknowledge that the world has been