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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 liviny rest assured that I shall only treat in that

I am already known to General Sommariva.

(Signed) CLEMENT, General of Brigade.


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

October 23


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

ago, that a small body of wretches was meditating some attempt. They were goaded on by the enemies of France. Soon att r the papers of the English committee, laid before you, afforded you a proof of these criminal designs. 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 faial to the republic, and would replunge it in chaos.-Hi herto the head which directs the arins of these assallins 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 supposing that this fact is not connected with a more powerful cause, iphen we reflect that its success was calculated upin in certain countries in Europe? I thall, however, abstain, from any indefin e and general accusations. When we seek truth, and to throw light on a subject, our accusations Thould be made with precision, and only when there are proofs to support them.-Hitherio the only persons arrefted are Ceracchi, Demerville, and Arena. The iwo first have revealed the whole plot; they accuse Arena with having been the favourer and the chief in it.--I propofe to you to bring to trial before the criminal tribunal of La Seine, Arena, Ceracchi, and Demerville, and to refer the interrogatories, with the proofs, to it.-Every thing has its limits. affe&ions 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


The generous

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


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

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Proclamation of the Archduke Charles. CH HARLES 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 neceffary, to be prepared for the worst, if, contrary to our withes and hopes, the obstinate refusal and extravagant demands of the enemy Thould make a continuation of hostilities indispensably necessary, and to prepare for the greatest possible general defence. Precaution and prudence demand speedily, and with sufficient means, zealously to effect whatever the existing laws and the increating 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 activity in a thort period. The same precaution of his Majesty also induces to prepare full security for the kingdom of Bohemia and the adjoining Moravia, as well as for all his faithful subjects, against 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 Silefia, folely and wholly to be employer' in the defence of the country to be intrusted to my command, and to be called atter 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 neceilary 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, and affixes the tramp of conviction and necellity to an undertaking like thai now refolved upon. This conviction will be the more decisive and general, as, without having recourse to artificial or intricate reasoning, it is



founded merely upon facts, 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 distinguish 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 strengthens our arms, will delift from menacing us with any attacks. 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 sentiments, energy and perseverance, which is even the only means of determining the enemy to an equitable and just peace, and which, as experience has 1hown, is the only conduct with which security and independence can be connected. On my part, I shall 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 individed co-operation in the defence of this just concern, which leaves no choice between destruction 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 O&tober 1800.

Proclamation ifsued by Brigadier-general Maitland, on his Arrival

at Port au Prince ; dated 214 March 1798. By the King, and the Honourable Thomas Maitland, Brigadier

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

Cape Nicholas Mole, and the general orders illued 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; Ideem it proper to announce to all his Majelty's 3

subjects, ( 295 )

fubje&ts, 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 perfeály convinced by their conduct they will show themselves worthy of the paternal care and of the attention which his Majesty' ftill 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, Come

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 neceffary 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 island within a limited time; but the General, in the most formal manner, assures 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 side, 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 shown to their officers, and to the King's service, the offenders fall be tried by martial law, and executed on the spot.


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

Lately delivered by he Batavian ambatfudor, Citizen Bruys, couched in the moit friendly terms, and evincing the constant defire tes mai! .ining and consolidating the good understanding reigning betután Sueden and the Batavian republic. It is faid that the Prudian ambatla for had also made fome oral representations, in fu port of the demands of -pain, which our court had answered by a very friendly pole. Colonel Tornquit, commander in chief of the convoy with the presents destined for the powers of Barbary, hasient intelligence of his arrival in the roads of Malay, on the 241h of September. He likewise reports, that, on being informed of the breach of peace by Tripoli, he had resolved 10 proceed thither, this the purpose of adjusting the differences with the D y, and of restoring peace.

We learn that since the declara ion of war, our vice-consul at Tripoli, M. Kofter, has been put under arrest.

Notice of the Rup:ure 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 (November 22)


Exposé de la Situation de la République; présenté par les Conseillers

d'Etat Regnier, Najeac et Saint-Cyr au Corps Législatif, dans la Séance du 2 Frimaire. A

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 Letter, 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 same day. Adjutant-general Richer was yesterday afternoon lent 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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