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rased by the central adminiftrations, at times when they were irmed with ali the rigour of the laws respecting enigration.
A great number more have further been supposed innocent by he committee establithed in virtue of your decree of the 7th Venose, year 8th.
After these different classes of individuals inseribed on the general ist, or on the snpplement, there will remain those who had the prejudices of birth and of titles to defend ; others who are known o have carried arms against their country, or served foreign powers; others, in fine, who have not petitioned during the days. fixed by your decrees.
Such, Citizens Consuls, are the classes of individuals who form the general list of emigrants.
In order to reduce this list to real emigrants, I shall propose to you, in the annexed plan of a decree, the views and the means which have been suggested to me by the labours of the committee of the Council of State, charged by you to turn their attention to this subject.
(Signed) Fouche, Minister of general Police.
Extracts of the Registers of the Confuls of the Republic, Sitting of the
20th October 1800. THE Consuls of the republic, upon the report of the Minister of Police, decree as follows:
Title I. Of the inscription which ought to be struck out of the list of emigrants.
Art. 1. The persons hereafter described shall be struck out of the list of emigrants.
First, Those who have been definitively erased by the Executive Council, the Committee of Legislation of the National Convention, the Legislative Body, and the Executive Directory.
Secondly, The individuals provisionally erased by the local administrations, from the month of April 1792 to the 21st of March 1795, from the 22d of O&ober 1796 to the 20th of May 1797, and from the 22d of September 1798 to the 4th of Decem
Thirdly, Persons of the following description, labourers, workmen, artisans, and all others exercising a mechanic profession, servants, the wives and children of all the persons above mentioned.
Fourthly, The individuals colle&tively inscribed without any individual denomination ; such are comprised under the general head of heirs or children of a person mentioned; nevertheless this decree does not go to the erasure of those individuals who may have been inscribed distinctly from the collective inscription.
Fifthly, All Wives except those, first, whose husbands are in the fituation described in Article III. paragraphs i, 2, and 3; : and secondly, those who have emigrated and abandoned their husbands.
Sixthly, The individuals who were under the age of fixteen on the 25th of December 1799.
Seventhly, The knights of Malta, who were in that island when it capitulated.
Eighthly, The individuals who left France before the 14th of July 1789.
Ninthly, The names of the individuals put to death by judgments of revolutionary tribunals.
Tenthly, The ecclefiaftics who were sentenced to deportation, and who left France in obedience to the law.
Eleventhly, The individuals erased by the report of the committee of the 26th of February, and not put on the list again on the revision of that report.
Art. 2. The erasures which shall be made by virtue of the preceding article, are declared null and void, if they arise from any false application of the article. The agents of government are to prosecute the question on this head before the civil tribunals; and the individual, if it shall be so determined, shall be replaced on the list, provided that the acts done by him in the intermediate time, whether with the republic or with individuals, shall not be affected by such judgment.
Title II. Of those to be kept on the list.
Secondly, Those who after the departure of the ci-devant French princes have continued to form part of their civil or military establishment.
Thirdly, Those who have accepted from the ci-devant French princes, or from the powers at war with France, the place of ministers, ambassadors, negotiators, and agents.
Fourthly, Those who have been kept on the list by government after the report of the committee establidhed in consequence of the order of the 26th of February 1800.
Fifthly, Those who have not made their claims before the 2gth December 1799, as indicated in the law of the 2d March 1800
, founded on the report of the 26th February, unless they shall come within the cases pointed out in the preceding title.
Art. 4. The nullity pronounced by the 2d article is applicable to the erasures which shall be made in contravention of the preceding article.
Title 111. relates to the mode in which the regulations of the two preceding titles shall be carried into execution,
Title IV. directs the precautions to be adopted with respect to those who return. They are to take the oath of fidelity to the conftitution. The individual who shall be struck out of the list in consequence of the present order, shall be placed under the control of government during the continuance of the war, and one year after a general peace. The woinen whose names are struck out though their husbands are kept on the list, may, if they disturb the public tranquillity, be driven out of the French territories.
In Execution of the Consular Decrce of the 20th of O&tober, in the
present Year, relative to the Persons inscribed on the List of Emigrants, the Prefect of the Department of the Seine decrees:
ART. 1. There shall be opened a registry to the secretaryship of the prefecture, to receive the promises of fidelity to the conititution, which shall be made by the citizens definitively erased from the list of emigrants; and another registry for the persons not yet erased, and who shall folicit their erasure.
2. Reckoning from the 29th of October, the day of the promulgation of the decree of the Consuls, until the 18th of No. vember inclusive, the citizens definitively erased from the list of emigrants by the Executive Council, the Committee of Legislation of the National Convention, the National Convention, the Legislative Body, the Executive Directory, and the First Consul, shall be received at the secretaryship of the prefecture every day, from two to four o'clock, to take before the secretary general the promise of fidelity to the constitution.
3. Before the making of this promise, they shall be obliged to present to the secretary general a formal copy of the decree which pronounces their erasure.
4. The citizens erased provisionally by local administrations, and those not yet erased, who folicit their erasure, and who with to conform to the terms of the 17th article of the Consular decree, shall be received daily, without distinction, at the same hour.
5. The persons above described thall severally fign, upon their proper registry, the promise of fidelity to the constitution ; and a copy of it shall then be delivered to them, signed by the secretary general.
Note transmitted by the Swedish Ministry to the Minister of his Catholic Majesty at Stockhalm, in Answer to the Representation
of the Spanish Court, dated St. Ildefonso, September 17, 1800 HIS IS Swedish Majesty has understood with the utmost concern,
the violence used by some officers of the Englift navy, towards a merchant-ship from Swedish Pomerania, by employing VoL, X.
the same in an hostile enterprise against two frigates in the Road of Barcelona.
H perfectly accords with his Catholic Majesty with respe&t to the ligh: in which this new abuse of power is to be considered, and the common dánger' which such examples must occasion both to neutral and belligerent powers.
His Majeity will therefore immediately make remonftrances to the court of London, to which he is equally induced by his friendly connexions with the Spanish court, and the violation of the neutrality of his flag,
In these remonftrances, which will have for their first obje& the rights of the Swedish flag and of Swedith subjects, his Catholic M. je ty will certainly admit it to be right that the King should consider himself as the principal party ; but while he attends to his own interests, he will not neglect those of Spain. Justice requires that what has been obtained in an unjustifiable manner shall be restored. His Majesty will demand, but without answering for the consequence of this measure. He will, when it shall make confidential communications to the Spanish court, with respect to the dispositions which the English government shall manifest on the subject; but the justice of his Catholic Majesty will undoubtedly leave to him the free choice of the forms and means to be employed in this negotiation, nor attempt to limit any precise time or mode of restoration. Spain and all Europe is al quainted with the long process which Sweden has carried on in London on the fubject of restoration, and there can be no reason to expect that speedier justice will be done in a cause which requires restitution to be made to an enemy.
In the mean time his Swedish Majesty cannot consider himself as liable to any kind of responsibility with respect to an affair to the causes of which he was an entire stranger. According to the ftatement of the Spanish court itself, it was, under the circumstances with which it took place, not supposed that the Swedifh government and nation were involved in it. It would be much to be lamented, should the injustice of a third power be able to break connexions which several direct discussions during the war have not altered. Unfortunate events of this nature have frequently taken place, and some as if they were peculiar to the Spanifh ports. A Swedish ship which was taken in the harbour of Pallage itself, a second Swede plundered and entirely destroyed by the French in Alicant, and several others taken by the French priva tors at the entrance of the harbour of Malaga, have occafioned
Swedish Majesty to make friendly representations and remonftrance to the court of Spain, to procure respect and fecurity to the trade of his kingdom. His Majesty would have been happy to have lean the fame energy with which it now makes com, plaints; but the fruitlefsness of his remonftrances never induced
him to pass the bounds of that moderation and candour, which should be cultivated by friendly courts, and to which his Majesty trufts the court of Spain will return, when it shall have carefully inquired into the true causes of the different accidents which have occasionally taken place.in its ports.
The underligned, chancellor of the court, has the honour to inake the present representations to the Chevalier de la Huerta, envoy extraordinary from his Catholic Majesty, as an answer to his com nunication of the 17th of September, and avails himself with pleasure of the opportunity to express his esteem, &c.
F. VON EHRENHEIM. Drottningholm, Oet. 22, 1800.
Milan, October 23. Convention agreed upon between the Imperial Colonel Siegenthal, and
the French General of Brigade Clement, before the latter took pofSession of Leghorn. 1. THE Imperial troops intrusted with the defence of Leghorn,
their commandant and major, as well as the Tuscan troops of the line garrisoned in that city, in consideration of their being allied troops, Ihall march out with their horses, arms, baggage, and every thing belonging to them, such as artillery and ammunition of all kinds, unmolested, to join their corps by the way of Siena, Arezzo, and Cortona.
2. The sick shall follow them, immediately on being recovered,
3. The independency of the Tuscan government at Leghorn shall be respected, and shall not undergo any change; the public functionaries shall be retained, and the pensioners continue in the enjoyment of their pensions.
4. The volunteer corps, armed in defence of Tuscany, shall be respected; and, in case they shall not be deemed necessary any longer, they are to be honourably and peaceably disinised; no, individual of these corps, nor those who command them, shall be molested.
s. The inhabitants of the city and district of Leghorn shall in no manner be called to an account for their political opinions.
6. Those of the inhabitants who Thall be inclined to quit the city and Grand Dutchy, may do it without being molested, and shall obta: the necessary palsports.
7. The Austrian merchant-vessels in the roads and harbour, and all Auftrian property in general, shall be respected and tecure.
(Signed) SIEGENTHAL, Colonel. Pp 2