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certain conditions, to disclose a conspiracy FRANCE. The law for recruiting the which had been formed against the Duke French armies has passed the Legislature of Wellington's life. Of this the Duke was by a great majority, and the sessions have apprised, but he considered it unworthy of been adjourned. This law resembles the notice. However, since the event hapmilitia law of Britain, except that the le- pened, Lord Kinnaird and his informer vies may be employed on foreign service. have been invited to Paris, where they have The establishment of troops to be kept up arrived ; but Martinet, according to priduring peace will, it is said, exceed 400,000 vate letters, not having fulfilled the promen ; a number which, by some, has been mises he made, has been himself arrested considered alarmingly excessive ; but when along with M. Brissot, the editor of the the population and territory of France are An!werp Journal, and M. Croquemberg, a considered, its immense extent of frontier, Belgian officer. Martinet was formerly the and the number of her fortified places, a keeper of a coffeehouse at Dijon, where he smaller establishment would scarcely be was remarkable for his zeal in the cause of sufficient even for purposes of defence. The Bonaparte. peace establishment of Russia is thought to NETHERLANDS.-The Prince of Orange be not less than 600,000 men; of Austria has once more resigned his situation as Mi. 350,000, and of Prussia 250,000. That nister of war, but retains his other mili. of France, therefore, cannot be considered tary employments. The Prince, it seems, as much beyond her fair proportion. would have had to wait on the Second
The trial of an adventurer, named Ma- Chamber of the States-General every time thurin Bruneau, who pretended to be the that a new law relative to the war departDauphin of France, son of Louis XVI., ment should be proposed, to explain the called himself Charles of Navarre, and im- grounds of the law, and defend the mica. posed, by his specious pretences, on many sure; and conceiving this duty as incom. respectable individuals in France, terminat- patible with his rank and dignity, he reed on the 18th February, and sentence was signed the office. Count de Goltz, who pronounced against him as a vagabond and had, on a previous occasion, fallen under a swindler. He has been condemned to the displeasure of his Royal Highness, is pay a fine to the King of 3000 francs, to named a member of the first Chamber of an imprisonment for five years, on account State ; General Piper, formerly Intendantof the crimes which he was convicted of'; General of War, is appointed Secretary of and on the expiration of that period, to a State, to conduct the war department; and farther imprisonment of two years, on ac Gencral d'Aubreme, charged with a cer. count of the insults offered to the Presi- tain subdivision of the War-Office, is to dent by the prisoner during his trial. He communicate immediately with the King. is farther condemned to pay three-fourths Russia.-- The Emperor Alexander has of the expences of the pro s; and issued an ukase, abolishing the barbarous on the expiration of his present sentence, practice of mutilating the noses of crimi. he is ultimately placed at the disposal of nals whose sentences for execution are comGovernment. Bruneau's accomplices are muted for public labour. also convicted, and sentenced to different SWEDEN.-The death of Charles XI. degrees of punishment, in proportion to of Sweden has elevated Marshal Bernadotte their offences.
to the throne of that kingdom, under the An attempt was made to assassinate the title of “ Charles John, King of Sweden Duke of Wellington, in Paris, on the 10th and Norway.” The death of the King February. While he was returning to his took place on the 5th February, when the hotel in his carriage, a pistol was tired at Council of State was immediately assemhim ; but the ball neither struck his Grace, bled, and the Crown Prince having signed nor even his carriage; and, in the confu- the declaration prescribed by the Constitusion, the assassin escaped, and hitherto re tion, the different members of the Council mains unknown. Previous to this attempt, immediately took the oath of allegiance, Lord Kinnaird, at Brussels, received a let- and the same evening a proclamation was ter from an expatriated Frenchman, named issued in the name of the new King. The Martinet, residing at Antwerp, offering, on King, after attending divine service, went,
attended by Prince Oscar, now Crown der the most frivolous pretext. The plague Prince, to receive the oaths of the militia increases in the town, and the deaths are and city-guard, and was received with ac about 30 a day. has reached Oran and clamations of joy as he passed through their its neighbourhood, where its ravages have ranks. On the 7th the Estates of the King- been dreadful. dom also took the oath of allegiance, and the ceremony being ended, the King re
AMERICA. tired to his apartments in procession, amidst the cries of " Long live the King.”-No UNITED STATES.- The American pathing seenis to have occurred to disturb the pers contain a Message from the President, public tranquillity, or to interfere with the justifying the taking possession of Amelia succession to the Crown in the new dy- Island, on the ground that it was becoming nasty.
the resort of lawless adventurers, whose
vicinity was dangerous to the subjects of ASIA.
the United States, and he intimates that, EAST INDIES.—By the last intelligence for similar reasons, it may also become nefrom India, we learn that the Marquis of cessary to take possession of the Floridas. Hastings expected, before leaving his govern SOUTH AMERICA.— The history of the ment, to establish a subsidiary force at the revolted Spanish colonies still presents a varesidence of each of the Mahratta Princes, riety of successes and reverses, bloody yet and to have a district of country assigned undecisive, wasting the strength, but continufor their maintenance; with a British Am- ing to feed the expectations of both parties. bassador at each Court. Nearly the whole By accounts from Trinidad, we learn that at of the three armies of Madras, Bombay, Nutrea, about 700 miles from the mouth of and Bengal, were in the field in October, as the Oronoco, the Patriots, under Gen. Paez, was supposed, to support this plan. A se- had obtained a victory over the Royal. cond plan of the Marquis of Hastings is ists, and their standard had, in consequence, to crush the Pindarree, or itinerant preda- been joined by many of the inhabitants, hitory power ; as these hordes, were a gene therto kept in check by the terror of the ral war breaking out, would be well dis- royal arms. On the other hand, it appears, posed to serve with the Mahrattas against that, while Bolivar was marching to join Britain.
General Zaraza, the latter had been attackNew South WALES.---Letters, of a ed and defeated on the 3d December, near recent date from this colony, bring favour. Calaboza, about 120 miles south of the able acu unts of its prosperity. So over city of Caraccas, by the royalist General abundant have been the supplies of every Latorre. It is said, however, that the Inkind from Europe, and from India, espe- dependents fought with great valour, and cially of manufactures, that purchases can that this check will have no serious effect be made at less than their original cost. upon their affairsthat Bolivar will immeSo much attention was paid by the owners diately take the field with a superior army, of the numerous flocks of sheep to the qua- and will proceed to bring on a general and lity of their fleeces, that the mother coun- decisive action with the Royalists, in which, try, it is said, will soon have a large an. from the character and numbers of his ar: nual supply of wool from the colony. my, success is confidently anticipated.
The province of Guyana, it is stated in AFRICA.
private letters, enjoys the utmost tranquil. ALGIERS.---Accounts have been receiv. lity under the Independent Government; ed from Algiers, dated the 14th Decem- those who had favoured the cause of royal. ber, which set at rest some exaggerated ru ty having acquiesced in the new order of mours that had been prevalent, respecting things. From New Grenada it is stated, certain barbarities said to have been ex that the Viceroy had officially announced ercised by the Dey, and insults offered by that he could no longer sustain the kinghim to the British and Sardinian Consuls. dom, in consequence of disasters experien. It appears from these accounts, that no in- ced by his parties on the plains of Cusesult has been offered to the English Consul, although the conduct of the Dey had The capture of General Mina, and dis. been very outrageous. He has, it seems, persion or captivity of his followers, in carried off several youths and girls of the Mexico, is now amply confirmed ; and farJewish nation, and also a Christian girl, ther, that this enterprising, but unfortuwhom he has forced to embrace the Maho nate individual, was shot before the fort of medan religion, and has taken the females St Gregory, on the 13th December last, into his haram. He is not very friendly adding another victim to the catalogue in with the Consuls, and it is believed to be which the names of Porlier and Lacy are his intention to make war against Spain inscribed--men who became traitors to and Sardinia, as he has lately confiscated their Sovereign, only when he had become three Spanish and one Genoese cargoes una a traitor to the liberties of his people.
HOUSE OF LORDS.
pension of the act of Habeas Corpus, &c.
Laid on the table. Monday, Feb. 9.-A person from the The Duke of MONTROSE brought up Mint-office presented the accounts of the the report of the committee appointed to gold and silver coinage.
examine and consider the papers presented Feb. 10.-A person from the bank present to the house by order of the Prince Reed an account of the sums received and ex gent. pended during the last year by the com. The Committee were of opinion that the missioners for the reduction of the national Government had exercised the powers vestdebt.
ed in it, by the two acts of last session, The Irish grand jury presentment sus with due discretion and moderation; and pension bill was read a third time and also that the magistrates in the several dispassed.
turbed districts, by their activity and vigi. Fcb. 11.-After receiving an account of lance, materially contributed to preserve the number of promissory notes stamped in the public peace. the last three years, the house adjourned The report was laid on the table, and, till Friday.
on the motion of the Duke of MONTROSE, Feb. 13. No business of public interest. ordered to be printed.
Feb. 17.-The thirty millions Exchequer Earl GROSVENOR observed, that the bills' bill, and the malt duties bill, were report contained no proof that the state of read a first time.
the country required such measures as Feb. 18.–The royal assent was given, those which had been adopted on the reby commission, to the Irish grand jurycommendation of ministers. presentment suspension bill.
The Earl of LAUDERDALE thought, as The thirty millions Exchequer bills' bill, so much of this report referred to those of and the malt duty bill, were read a second last session, it would be proper for their time.
Lordships to have those reports before Feb. 19.-On the thirty millions Ex- them. He therefore moved that the two chequer bills' bill being committed, a short reports presented to the house by the Seconversation arose on the finances, between cret Committees of last session be printed. Earl Grosvenor, Earl Liverpool, and Lord --Ordered. Holland ; when Earl Liverpool stated, that The Earl of LIVERPOOL, in moving the whole revenue of the country, in which tha the house should adjourn, stated, that he included the sinking fund, ( Hear, hear,) on Wednesday a noble friend of his would was more than sufficient to cover all the move for leave to bring in a bill founded charges of the national debt, and all the on the report just presented to the house. other expences of the Government.
Feb. 24 and 25.-No business of public Feb. 20.--About one o'clock Lord Sid. interest. MOUTH came down to the House; the Feb. 26.--Lord HOLLAND presented a counsel, who were at the bar on an appeal petition, purporting to be from the Lord sase being ordered to withdraw, his Lord- Mayor, Aldermen, and Livery of London, ship laid on the table, by command of the in Common Hall assembled, praying that Prince Regent, a green bag, containing the bill of indemnity might not pass, &c. farther papers relative to the state of the His Lordship said the petition was signed country. On the motion of the Noble Vis by the Lord Mayor, two Aldermen, and count, this bag, which was larger than twelve Common Councilmen, which he uneither of the two previously brought down, derstood was the number requisite to conwas ordered to be referred to the secret stitute a Common Hall of the city of Loncommittee.
don. The thirty millions Exchequer bills' bill, A very arduous debate took place on and the malt duty bill, were read a third the motion for the second reading of the time and passed.
indemnity bill, which cannot be abridged, Feb. 23.--The royal assent was given, and which it is impossible for us to give by commission, to the thirty millions Ex- entire. Lord SiDMOUTH defended the chequer bills' bill, and the malt duty bill. employment of spies, but said he disdained
Lord HOLLAND presented a petition the system of espionage, and he vindicated from the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and the character, motives, and conduct of OliCummon Council of the city of London, On a division there were for the sepraying that a rigid inquiry might be in- cond reading-Contents, 56; Proxies, 44 stituted into the conduct of ministers te. 100.-Non-Contents, 15 ; Proxies, 18specting the passing of the bill for the sus 33. Majority, 67.
HOUSE OF COMMONS. examined, and the prisoner was acquitted.
The Noble Lord contended this was subMonday, Feb. I.—The Hon. Mr Bex. ornation of perjury, and he put it to the YET obtained leave to bring in a bill to house to reflect what would have been the prevent the practice of using climbing boys situation of the parties concerned in this to sweep chimneys. The object of the bill transaction, if, in consequence of a convicwas to prevent the employment of boys un- tion, M'Kinley had been executed or transder fourteen years of age.
ported, and these circumstances had afterThe report of the Committee of Supply wards come to light. For it was to be rewas brought up and read.
membered, that all this was intended to be A considerable debate ensued on the mo- kept secret, and that a conviction might tion of Lord CASTLEREAGH, that the have taken place, had Campbell performed house do go into a committee on the trea- his part in the way that seemed to be exties with Spain for the abolition of the pected. His Lordship concluded with Slave Trade.
moving for a copy of the record of the For the motion 56 ; Against it 4.-Ma- trial. jority 52.
The LORD ADVOCATE of SCOTLAND The report was then ordered to be defended himself and the other law officers brought up to-morrow.
from the charge, by stating, that, according Feb. 10.-A number of private petitions to the forms of the Scotch law, the counfor enclosure bills, &c. were received. sel for the Crown must have intercourse
Sir JAMES MACINTOSH moved for ac with the witnesses. The Lord Advocate counts of the receipt of droits of the Crown was not only the public accuser, but he or Admiralty, from February 1793, till was also a police magistrate, and constantly the corresponding period of the present applied to for advice on every public occayear; and for a summary account specify- sion. There being no resident administraing from what nation they were derived, tion in Scotland, he is bound, in order to and their application. After a few words preserve the public peace, to take steps for from the CHANCELLOR of the ExchE- obtaining information when the lives of the QUER, the accounts were ordered.
subjects are put in danger, so that he may Lord A. HAMILTON, pursuant to the counteract any measures tending to disturb notice given by him on a former night, rose the tranquillity of the kingdom. Not so to bring forward his motion on the subject the Attorney-General. In point of fact, of the late legal proceedings and state pro- the Lord Advocate is the Grand Jury of secutions in Scotland. It appeared from Scotland. He denied that any attempt his Lordship's statement, that among the had been made to lead the witness, or to individuals apprehended last year at Glas- induce him to state any thing but the whole gow, on charges of seditious practices, was truth. He therefore was borne out in conone John Campbell, whom the Govern- tending, that there was nothing illegal in ment were anxious to bring forward as a the examination, nor in the promises held principal witness against M-Kinley, about out, nor in the indulgences granted. to be tried for treason at Edinburgh ; and from all these considerations, he insisted to induce Campbell to give evidence, Mr that the Noble Lord had not made out a Home Drummond, the advocate depute, case for producing the record, nor had he had various interviews with him in gaol, furnished Parliamentary grounds for interwhen, as his Lordship alleged, he tamper- fering with the administration of the courts ed with Campbell, holding out to him hopes of law in Scotland. of reward if he would consent to become After a lengthened discussion, in which witness against MoKinley, and threatening Mr J. P. Grant, Lord Castlereagh, and him in case of refusal. On resisting these others participated, the house divided in offers, it further appeared that Mr Drum. For the motion of Lord A. Hamilton 73 mond assured Campbell that if he would -Against it 136—Majority 65. give such information as would please Feb. 11.-The house went into a Comthe Lord Advocate, he should neither be mittee of Supply, when Lord CASTLEtried nor called as a witness. Campbell at REAGH moved, in terms of the treaty, that length gave his consent to become a wit a sum not exceeding L. 400,000 be allowness, but on Sir W. Rae, the sheriff, ar ed to his Majesty for the purpose of give riving to take his depositions, and hearing ing effect to the treaty with the Spanish the confession read, including the consi. Government for the abolition of the Slave deration of a passport abroad, and money Trade. After a short discussion the resoto convey his wife, he declared he would lution was read and agreed to, and the renot sign it; for that, as an officer of the port ordered to be received to-morrow. King, it was his duty to see justice done ; Mr FAZAKERLEY said, he rose in con. and it was in possible for the prisoner to formity to the notice which he had a few swear (as prescribed by the Scots law) that days since given, to submit a motion that he had not been promised any reward. On the Committee of Secrecy now sitting the trial of M‘Kinley, Campbell was not should be instructed to inquire what mea