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These are the measures which the undersigned has been ordered to propose to his Excellency the minister of the cabinet Count Colloredo, by the prefent note; and he has the honour herewith to allure him of the moit distinguished respect. Vienna, 08. 29, 1800.
Count Colloredo's Answer. THE indersigned has the honour to inform the ambassador extraordinary and miniller plenipotentiary of his Prussian Majesty, of the receipt of his note of the 29th Oátober, according to which a detachınent of the corps of Loewenstein Werthheim is said to have occupied a place belonging to the territory of the Duke of Saxe Hildburghausen, and fituated in the line of demarcation of northern Germany.
To the underligned this occurrence has hitherto remained utterly unknown. But the necessary inquiries shall be made without delay on this subject, and the measures proper to give satisfaction to his Pruffian Majesty thall be taken accordingly. In other respeels, he has the honour to allure his Excellency, that that encroachment, if it have really been made, has certainly been undertaken without the knowledge of the Emperor, his Majesty being very far from desiring to difturb the principles of neutrality adopted by the Pruffian court for northern Germany, and will rather eagerly seize every opportunity to convince the King's Majesty of his friendly sentiments.
The undersigned entreats the ambassador extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the King of Prussia to accept the al. surances of his special respect. Vienna, 08. 30.
Proclamation of the Commander in Chief of the Army of the Rhine.
Head-quarters at Munich, Nov. 27. SOLDIERS, the French people were far from thinking that
you would be forced to resume your arms in the most rigorolis season, in order to procure them peace, which they sincerely defire, and which the enemy endeavour to prevent by diplomatic artifices, which are but too frequently employed. In fact, it was imposible to suppose that a negotiator should be sent without powers to negotiate. The French government, which is as frank as a free staie ought to be, was anxious to make the most advantageous proposals to the Austrian ambassador, and it had no doubt of being able to put an end to your labours, and to give repofe and happiness to the republic.
Count Cobentzel declared, that he could only negotiate for peace in the presence of the English plenipotentiaries. It was in vain that we observed, that a people who had almost all Europe in pay, and who wanted to arm thein against us, would not confent io put an end to a war which its government finds advantageous, and which it feeks to prolong, even by odious ineans.
Reason is filent before imperative power; and we must rely upon new fucceffes to change their hostile difpofitions. It is by such miserable chicanery that our enemies thought to gain a feafon which it was hoped would not permit you to follow up the successes of this campaign. They ought to know you better, and to believe that French soldiers would now be as little sensible of the rigours of the season, as they were in conquering Holland and in defending the fort of Kehl, and that they would be able again to furinount the same obstacles in order to restore a peace to their country, which would complete its glory and its prosperity.
The general in chief orders that ihis proclamation thall be inserted in the orders of the army, and shall be printed in the French and German languages
Proclamation of General Brune.
Hrad-quarters at Milan, Nov. 17. IT
was in vain that the French thowed themselves generous after victory. There are men who poslefs influence in the court of Vienna who still with for war. The ceflion of fortresses and diplomatic compliances were merely evasive, and the only object was to gain time. We must then again have recourse to arms,
and put an end to this long contest which has desolated the con- tinent. Government has given the signal--- soldiers of liberty and of glory, a scene of grand actions is open to you.
Never did a campaign commence under more happy auspices. Your situation with relpect to your current pay, and that which was in arrears, is ameliorated, and the number of fick have diminished. But why do I enter into these details? It is of glory that one ought to speak to Frenchmen on the eve of a battle. The enemy's troops only serve for interest ; it is the fate of a llavish people; but we are all the children of our country, and glory belongs to us.
Vive la République.
Subßance of the Declaration of the Emperor of Rufia relative is e
ai med Neutrality by Sea. THAT
on ninunting his throne he found his states involved a war, provoked by a great nation, which had fallen into diifolution ; that conceiving the coalition a mere measure of prefervation, shis motive induced him to join it; that he did not a: that time think it neceffary to adopt the system of an armed nel trality on fua for the protection of commerce, not doub:ing but that the sincerity of his allies, and their reciprocal interelts, wo.. be fuflicient 10 secure the flag of the northern powers from indul. But that being disappointed in his expectation by the perfidious choi terprises of a great power, which had fought to enchain the libert; of the seas by capturing Danish covoys, the independence of the maritime powers of the North appeared to him to be openly menaced. He confequen:ly confiders it a measure of neceflity to have recourse to an armed neutrality, the success of which was acknowledged in the time of the American war.
Extra7 from the Petersburgh Court Gazette of the 7th of Nov. 1800. WHEREAS, we have learned that the island of Malta, lately in
the pofieilion of the French, has been surrendered to the English troops ; but as ji is yet uncertain whether the agreemen: entered into on the 30th of December 1798, will be tulfilier, according to which this island, after capture, is to be restored to the order of St. John of Jerusalem, of which his Majesty the Emperor of all the Ruflias is grand mafter, his Imperial Majesty being determined to defend his rights, has been pleased to command that an embargo Thall be laid on all English ships in the ports of his empire till the above-mentioned convention shall be fulfilled.
Declarat on ilued by the Pruffian Commandant on his entering
Ritzebuttel. BY Y the express supreme cominand of his Majesty the King of
Pullia, Frederic William III. my molt gracions maltcr, it is herewith made, known, that the march of the troops intruited to my command, forming a part of the combined army of obfervation, employed in the protection of the neutrality of the north of Gerinany, and the temporary ocet pation of the bailiwic of Ritzebuttel, and the village of Cuxhaven, by these troops, has been caused by a misunderstanding which had happened with refpect to a Prullian thip. Though after fe veral fruitless requests and amicable attempts had been made, this misunderstanding is now happily done away, je as the marching of troups, rendered ne4
Tary-by the inefficacy of these requests and amicable attempts in
Regiment of Infantry, von Schladen.
Paris, 16ih Frimaire, Dec. 5. .
Emigrants. The Miniser of the general Police of the Republic to the Prefeits of
the Departments. I AM informed, Citizen Prefect, that sonje emigrants, mif
taking the regulations of the decree of the 28th Vendemiaire (Sept. 20), present themselves at the frontiers of the repoblic, and that inany of them enter, from their not experiencing ihat resistance which the local authorities ought to oppose to them.
I am ftill farther led to believe that in fome departments the preiects themselves, giving a false interpretation to a clause in the same decree, relative to the promises to be made by individuals actually erased, have opened the registers where those accused of emigration, those placed under the inspection of the police, even emigrants secretly returning into the busom of the republic, have been made to inscribe their promise of fidelity to the conftitution,
This proceeding is expressly contrary to the intentions of the government. All the individuals inscribed on the lifts of emigrants ought to wait without the limits of the republic, the judgment will then be formed on their claims for readmission, if the resolutions I have formed regarding them have not determined me provisionally to admit them under the inspection of their commune.
No one accused of emigration, whether I have admitted him under this inspection, or whether he is not in this situation, thall register his promise of fidelity to the constirution ; and this promise fhall not give himn any pledge of security, if his residence is not besides justified.
You will give to these regulations, Citizen Prefect, the neceffary publicity, and take care that they are strictly executed,
Diplomatic Correspondence relative to the Prufian Prize carried into
Cuxhaven, and the Polision of that Place by the King of Pruffia. TH HE first note was dated the 16th of November: in it Lord
Carysfort observes, that this ship (the Triton), belonging to Embden, was laden with contraband, and was bound to an enemy's por (the Texel). She was therefore a lawful prize. His Excellency remonstrated in very strong terms against the march of the Prussian troops towards Cuxhaven, which order he defired should be suspended until advices should be received from England. The occupation of this port would moreover give occasion to the enemies of Prussia to assign to his Majesty views of aggrandizement, which could not fail to excite much alarm.
In a second note; dated the 18th of November, Lord Carys fort observes—that having learnt that the Prussian ship had been purchased by the city of Hamburgh, and restored to its original owners, the cause of the march of the Prullians against Cuxhaven no longer existed, and ought to be countermanded.
Count Haugwitz, in reply, declared to our minister, that his Pruflian Majesty, as the chief for preserving the line of demarcation, had found it necessary to occupy the port of Cuxhaven, in order to watch over the interests and security of those countries within its boundaries; that, for the rest, this occupation would not disturb the good harmony that sublisted between the courts of Berlin and London, and that neither commerce nor a free com, munication would be interrupted by it.