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Answer.-Sir, I am acquainted only with the noble manner of negotiating, and therefore accept your proposals, in hopes of having the honour of speaking to you in person. I am a friend to cultums, to respect for property, political and religious opinion, and you niny rest aflured that I fhall only treat in that manner.

I am already known to General Somınariva.

(Signed) CLEMENT, General of Brigade.

October 23


Report of the Committee of general Police to the Consuls; dated Paris,

. Citizens Consuls, THE vigilant eye of the police gave you notice fome months

ago, that a sinall body of wretches was meditating fome attempt. They were goaded on by the enemies of France, Soon att r the papers of the English committee, laid before you,

af. forded you a proof of these criminal defigns. The agents of this committee have been arrested and put to flight. Government has not yet brought to trial the affairs of the English committee. This delay has been occasioned by reasons of state. The agents of this committee have been arrested and put to flight,

A new attempt has been meditated. It has been supposed that a blow at the First Consul was a blow which would be fatal to the republic, and would replunge it in chaos.-Hi herto the head which directs the arıns of these assassins has been concealed. It is hidden in the clouds. The police has seized those who were really guilty, but these were only obscure agents. How can we avoid fuppofing that this fact is not connected with a more powerful cause, irhen we reflect that its success was calculated upin in certain countries in Europe? I thall, however, abstain from any indefine and general accusations. When we seek truth, and to throw light on a subject, our accusations should be made with precision, and only when there are proofs to support them.-Hitherio the only persons arrested are Ceracchi, Demerville, and Arcna. The two first have revealed the whole plot: they accuse Arena with having been the favourer and the chief in it.-) propose to you to bring to trial before the criminal tribunal of La Seine, Arena, Ceracchi, and Demerville, and to refer the interrogatories, withi the proofs, 10 it. Every thing has its limits. The

generous affe&tions have theirs allo. Beyond a certain point, the exercise of them is weakness and want of foresight, as beyond the limits of nature, chaos begins.

(Signed) Fouche, Minister of the general Police. Referred to the minister of justice, to carry into execution the


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laws, with respect to the persons named in the report of the
minister of police, and their friends and accomplices.
Dated 24th of O&tober 1800.


By the First Consul, H. B. MARET, Secretary of State.

Proclamation of the Archduke Charles. CHARLES Lewis, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia,

Archduke of Austria, &c. &c.-Earnestly as his Majesty the Emperor and King endeavours to procure an honourable and lasting peace for the whole of his hereditary dominions, and much as it is to be wished, that for the sake of suffering humanity, after a long period of devastation, the enemy would be inclined to cooperate for the same purpose, it neverthelefs remains advisable, and is now more than ever absolutely necessary, to be prepared for the worst, if, contrary to our wishes and hopes, the obstinate refusal and extravagant demands of the enemy thould make a continuation of hoftilities indispensably necessary, and to prepare for the greatest poflible general defence. Precaution and prudence demand speedily, and with sufficient means, zealously to effect whatever the existing laws and the increasing danger of the country require at this decisive moment. From this consideration, the extraordinary armaments in the kingdoms of Hungary, Transylvania, in Austria and Tyrol, will be effected with the utmost adivity in a thort period. The same precaution of his Majesty also indices to prepare full security for the kingdom of Bohemia and the adjoining Moravia, as well as for all his faithful subjects, againit any destructive attacks from the enemy. For obtaining this great object, his Majesty orders, as the most suitable means, to form a legion of twenty battalions of infantry from among the faithful inhabitants of Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia, solely and wholly to be employe' in the defence of the country to be intrusted to my command, and to be called afier my own name This internal armament, however, muit be speedily completed, by zeal and courage in every class of inhabitants, according to the present circumstances of the armies. The exertion neceflary for this purpose can justly be expected from nations, the proper and prominent features of whose character have ever proved their selves by their attachment to their regents, their country, and their Ieligion, by their firm principles and found judgment, which in every thing looks for the evidence of truth, anu affixes the tramp of conviction and necessity to an undertaking like thai now refeived vpon. This conviction will be the more decisive and general, as, without having recourse to artificial or intricate reasoning, it is


founded merely upon fa&ts, the strongest proofs of the ruin and degradation which have befallen the countries occupied by the enemy being manifest. Let the melancholy sensation of these events and examples aroufe our full patriotic strength ; let it animate our spirit of resistance to the arrogant demands of the enemy; let the consciousness of our own strength and dignity fpeak so powerfully to our hearts, that we thall fear no personal fervices, nor evade any exertions and sacrifices whatever; let refolution distinguith our proceedings; let nothing prevent our having at heart the interest of the country! The enemy, feeing the zeal which animates our bosoms, and the courage which {trengthens our arms, will defift from menacing us with any at. tacks. However, be the plan on which he has resolved, whatever It may, it will be defeated by the united exertions of an organized whole, by increased patriotic fentiments, energy and perseverance, which is even the only means of determining the enemy to an equitable and just peace, and which, as experience has thown, is the only conduct with which security and independence can be connected. On my part, I Mall take upon myself, with the most conscientious care, the management of all that, with the honourable confidence placed in me, can lead to the great point in view. In return, I confidently expect from the well-meaning states and fubjects (agreeably to the plan of organization, which will be communicated to the proper officers) the most vigorous and undivided co-operation in the defence of this just concern, which leaves no choice between deftru&tion and preservation, between ignominy and' honour. I am fully persuaded, that by a noble emulation of the behaviour of our loyal and brave ancestors, on similar occafions, the security and happiness of our country will further be maintained, as it has hitherto been gloriously preserved, under the protection of Providence, by perseverance, energy, and virtue, even at the period of universal danger and misery.

(Signed) CHARLES, Archduke, Done at Prague, the 24th of October 1800.

Proclamation issued by Brigadier-general Maitland, on his Arrival

at Port au Prince; dated 21f March 1798. By the King, and the Honourable Thomas Maitland, Brigadier

general af the Forces of his Majesty at St. Domingo. IN consequence of the departure of Major-general Whyte for

Cape Nicholas Mole, and the general orders issued by him of this daie, appointing me commandant of the district of Port au Prince and its dependencies, &c. until the arrival of Major. general Nesbitt; I deom it proper to announce to all his Majesty's 3



fubje&s, that although malicious reports have been foread, of a projected evacuation of the places in the possession of his Majesty, I am, firmly determined to defend them to the last extremity, during the absence of General Whyte, and while I expect the arrival of his Excellency General Nesbitt.

In the name of the King, I then fummon every inhabitant under my orders to use every effort and endeavour for the defence of their properties and the enjoyment of their rights, as well civil as religious; and I am perfe&tly convinced by their conduct they will show themselves worthy of the paternal care and of the attention which his Majesty still continues to manifest_towards them; for the prosperity and interest of the parts of St. Domingo submitted to his Britannic Majesty,

Given under my hand and seal of arms, at the King's House,
Port au Prince, the 21st March 1798.

(Signed) Thomas MAITLAND, Brigadier-general.

By the King and the Honourable Brigadier-general Maitland, Com

mander in Chief, &c. Port au Prince, 25th April 1798. THE General having been informed that reports have been circulated, without any kind of foundation, that he had a design of suddenly evacuating this city and its dependencies, thinks it necessary to declare, in a public manner, that this is by no means his intention, as his arrangements besides may have sufficiently proved.

His Majesty's service may oblige the troops to quit some parts of the illand within a limited time; but the General, in the most formal manner, affures all the inhabitants that, before taking this step, he will issue a proclamation, which will give them length of time sufficient to make their arrangements,

The General declares besides, that he will grant every kind of accommodation to those who may wish to follow him to any part of the colony, and that he has taken measures for ensuring the safety of the persons and properties of those whose business or inclination

may lead them to remain behind. The General, on his fide, expects from the inhabitants a just confidence, a regular conduct, and a freedom from all party spirit; and he declares, that if, - notwithstanding the gratitude due to the generosity which the English government displays upon this occasion, any person or persons Thall dare to instil principles amongst the colonial troops, with the design of shaking the fidelity which they have always thown to their officers, and to the King's service, the offenders Mall be tried by martial law, and executed

on the spot.


Extract of a Letter from Stockholm, November 5. ON the josh ult. our government returned an answer to the note

Jately delivered by he Batavian ambalador, Citizen Bruys, couched in the moit friendly terms, and evincing the constant desire ti mai! ning and confolidating the good understanding reigning betutu Sueden and the Batavian republic. It is faid that the Prusian ambatia or had also made fome oral representations, in fu, port of the demands of Spain, which our court had answered by a very friendly note. Colonel Tornquist, cuminander in chiet of the convoy with the presents destined for the powers of Barbary, hasient intelligence of his arrival in the roads of Malay, on the 24th of September. He likewise reports, that, on being informed of the breach of peace by Tripoli, he had resolved to proceed thither, tis the purpose of adjusting the differences with the D.y, and of restoring peace. We learn that fince the declaracion of war, our vice-consul at Tripoli, M. Kofter, has been put under arrest.

Notice of the Rupure of the Armistice. General, ACCORDING to the orders I have received from my go

vernment, I hereby notity to you the termination of the armistice. Hoftilities will therefore recommence in fourteen days from this day, that is, on the ift of Frimaire (Noveir ber 22)


Exposé de la situation de la République; présenté par les Confeillers

d'Etat Regnier, Najeac et Saint-Cyr au Corps Législatif, dans la

Séance du 2 Frimaire. AU

U moment où le Corps Législatif reprend le cours de ses tra.

vaux, le gouvernement met sous les yeux de la France le tableau de son administration. C'est un devoir que lui imposent ses principes, et il le remplit avec la franchise qu'il doit à l'intérêt public et à la pureté des sentimens qui l'animent.

On se rappelle qu'elle était au 4 Nivôse de l'an 8 la situation de la république.

Extract of a Lenter, dated Frankfort, November 10. Yesterday General Augereau received a courier from Paris, with orders to give notice immediately of the termination of the armistice; which he accordingly did the fame day. Adjutant-general Richer was yesterday after. noon sent with the above note to the commander of the Auftrian troops, and 10 Baron Albini, commander of the Mentz troops at Aschaffenburgh.


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