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Proclamation of his Imperial Majesly, upon the Rupture of the Ar
mistice. From the Vienna Court Gazette of Sept. 6. HIS Imperial Apostolic Majesty, equally convinced of and
moved by the calamities of war, has omitted no means in his power to procure a solid and durable peace for his kingdoms and provinces, and all his faithful vafsals and subjects; and, by the recent measures he has taken, has sufficiently proved his with for peace; yet has the French government, unexpectedly, and without sufficient cause, declared the armistice at an end which had been concluded with that view.
Though, from the repeated pacific assurances of the French government, it is still to be hoped that the renewal of hoftilities may be avoided, his Majesty has, nevertheless, resolved to give an incontrovertible proof to his own subjects and to all Europe, how much he has their welfare and protection at heart, by repairing in person with his royal brother the Archduke John to his army in Germany. His Majesty, at the same time, remains unalterably disposed to accept, with pleasure, any reasonable propositions and conditions of peace, and earnestly wishes that he may soon have it in his power to announce to his faithful people a termination of the calamities of war.
His Majesty has been pleased to promote the Field-marshallieutenant Baron Lauer to be general of artillery, and Fieldmarshal-lieutenant Count Bellegarde to be general of cavalry; and the Major-generals the Prince of Schwarzenberg and Count Meerveldt, to be field-marshal-lieutenants.
Extract of a circular Letter addressed by the Executive Council 10 the national Prefetts.
Berne, Sept. 7. A NIMATED by the purest love for its country and liberty,
the Executive Council has given a proof of its devotion, by taking into its hands the helm of the state a: a moment when i the bonds of social organization seem tending to approaching dissolution.
The Executive Council has made a fuccinct table of the present state of Helvetia, and pointed out the means which the public functionaries must adopt to ameliorate it.
In perfect harmony with the Legislature (it says), the Executive Council has for its object, to prepare the establishment of a new constitution upon the basis of a reasonable republican unity, and of a representative system wisely calculated. Seduced by the exaggerated and false interpretation of principles the most Simple and true ; accustomed, as 'may be said, tó violate them
constantly, while wishing to apply them, the country has yielded to several baneful ideas, againit which it must now oppose itself with resolution and energy. No canton, or diftri&t of a canton, must any longer see in its own will the will of the whole, and in itself the entire mass of the nation. No coinmune mult any longer suppose, that the representative fyftem confifts in its reckoning one of its citizens in the number of the first functionaries of the republic. No commune, no individual, muit them. selves in future be perfuaded that liberty and equality carry with them exemption from payment of their debis, by permitting them to enrich themselves at the expense of their neighbours, or dispense with their contribu:ing to the wants of the state
. But at the same time that it is neceilary to oppose itfelf on this fide to the progrefs of evil, it will not be less neceflary te labour on the other, to destroy all those delusive hopes of a return to the old order, or, at least, to one resembling it, which have filled f6 many heads, and the fource of which is not purer than that of demagogical dreains. It will not be less necessary to oppose with energy the pernicious effect of these illusions, circulated by personal intereit or humbled pride, and calculated only to spread distrust and alarm, at the same time that they excite resistance to the action of government, All party spirit thould disappear, and mult disappear in fact, if no association or political persecutions be suffered; if all the funcionaries of the republic unite to refilt them These functionaries are the friends of the social body, and upon them reposes the hope of all good citizens. Hitherto these functionarics have been deprived of all public esteem, and the law with respect to them has remained without force. They mult, in future, procure for themselves that cofideration of which they stand in need by a great decorum in their conduct, by the digniry and justice of their actions. Let those for whom these conditions would be too hard relign their places: but, also, let the person who shall in future fuffer himself publicly to insuit those in the service of the republie, receive the punithment he deserves.
Aimy of Batavia.
Head quarters at Hachet, gth Sept. The Commander in Chief Augereau to the Inhabitants of the Coun
tries of the Empire at War with France. THE French government has done every thing in its power
to restore peace to your unhappy countries; England has endeavoured to rekindle the war, and your princes have again trafficked for your blood, War is resolved upon; and it is
with fword in hand that we must obtain peace. Peaceable inha. bitants, it will not be without the greatest concern that the French soldiers, and those of the republics in alliance with France, will water your country with your tcars. Return to your habitations, cultivate your fields, and repose in peace, under your paternal roois. Get rid of those initruments of death which are fatal to yourselves alone; resist those who would drive you upon the precipices which open before the enemies of the republic; and do not listen to the falsehoods and calumnies of its enemies. Humanity has for fome time affixed the feal of reprobation upon them. They accuse us of all crines, because all crimes are familiar to them, France is fighting for her liberty, for her independence, and for her glory: her cause is just before God and man, and she will triumph. It is the will of the republic that her armies respect the laws, the customs, and the res ligion of the people with whoin the carries on war,
Those who tell you the contrary, lie in their own confcience, and endeavour to deceive you. Come into our ranks, and you will see with what care we prevent those disorders which render war so destructive, so oppreslive, and so terrible.
It is ordered, ist, That all the levies of the inhabitants of the electorate of Mentz, of Wurtzburg, and of Fulda, shall be invited to lay down their arms, and return to their habitations.
2d, They shall be specially protected by the French armies, and their tranquillity shall not be troubled under any pretext.
3d, All those inhabitants who shall deposits their arms with the French army, shall receive a receipt for the same, on the production of which they shall receive twelve livres for every musket and bayonet in good condition, and five livres for every sabre-the horses (hall be paid for according to a valuation.
4th, In order to carry the preceding article into execution, the chief officers of the staff shall appoint persons to value the arms and the horses, and the treasurer of the extraordinary funds of the army shall pay the money upon the production of the receipt.
5th, All the generals of the army shall preserve the most exa& discipline. Religious worship, property, and personal safety, shall be inviolably respected.
61h, The present proclamation shall be translated into Ger, man, printed in both languages, and stuck up wherever it
may be necessary.
Copy Copy of a Letter from the Duke of Portland to the Town-clerk of
Whitehall, Sept. 10. I HAVE received your letter of 6th instant, together with the riotous proceedings which have disturbed the peace of the town of Nottingham and its neighbourhood. I learn, with great fatisfaction, that the populace is beginning to testify a disposition to pay due obedience to the laws, and I trust I fhall soon be able to congratulate the corporation and the respectable part of the inhabitants of Nottingham, upon the restoration of tranquillity and good order. It cannot have escaped their observation that wherever any reduction in the price of a commodity has been effected by intimidation, it has never been of any duration; and, besides, by throwing things out of their natural and orderly course, it almost necessarily happens that the evil, instead of being remedied, returns with increased violence. According to the best information I have been able to procure, and as far as my experience extends, 'I am fatisfied, that whenever a scarcity of provisions exists, or is feriously to be apprehended, the only means which can tend effectually to obviate it, and to prevent the grain from rising to an exceffive price, consist in holding out full security and indemnification to all farmers and other lawful dealers, who shall bring their corn, or other commodities, regularly to market, and in giving early notice of a determined refolution to suppress at once, and by force, if it shall unhappily be necessary, every attempt to impede, by open acts of violence, or by intimidation, the regular business of the markets. I there. fore moft earnestly recommend this subject to the most serious attention and consideration of the magistrates, and defire to suggest to them the propriety of framing and publishing such additional resolutions as may be judged most conducive to the restoration of the confidence which is necessary to dispose the farmers and others concerned in the supply of the various articles of proyision, to bring their commodities regularly to market.
I am, &c. Mr. G. Coldham, Town-clerk.
Orders isued by General Barbon, interim Commander of the right
Wing of the Army of Batavia*. ift; THAT the French military Thall suffer to pass and repass
merchants, as well as their merchandise, going to or returning from the fair of Frankfort, if they are provided with formal pallports.
2d, The pallports granted by the magistrates of Frankfort shall be beld sufficient.
3d, The palage of all arms and ammunition is forbidden.
4th, Merchants shall not attempt to pass the advanced posts, except from fix o'clock in the morning till five o'clock in the evening.
Regulations for effecting the Co-operation required in the Proclama
tion published by the Emperor previous to his Departure from Vienna
on the bih of September. THE co-operation called on may be effected in three different
1. By voluntary contributions in money, which will be received in the office of government; a receipt given to the patriotic donor, and the amount of the contributions given by hiru published in the Vienna Gazetie.
2. By furnishing firelocks, particularly such as are calculated for sharp-fhocters, of which the volunteers are principally to confift.
3. By entering into the corps of sharp-mooters immediately to be formed, and in which huntsmen, and all persons versed in firing at a mark, will be particularly welcome. All those, therefore, who are desirous of proving their love to their lovereign and country, by personal service, are desired to apply 10 the office of the chief commissary of the country, where every thing will be arranged for their reception. They are afterwards to be divided into three clasles, viz.
1. Those entering in person, and equipping and maintaining themselves at their own expense.
2. Those who are furnithed, equipped, and maintained, by others; for which purpose particularly the nobility and rich inhabitants of the metropolis are called upon with respect to their Servants--and,
* These orders were issued in the end of August, previous to the fair of Frankfort, in consequence of a correspondence entered into between the senate of that ciw and General Barbon. Vol. X.