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Dugua, General of Division, to the Minister of the Interior,
Citizen Minister, Marseilles, 25 Messidor, July 14, DURING my stay at Malta, and on the 25th of Floreal last, !
received some information respecting the situation of C. Dolomieu. The general intereft excited by this man of letters, convinces me that you will receive it with pleasure. I was told by Lord Nelson, Sir William Hamilton and his lady, on board the Foudroyant, that the court of Naples had been on the point of complying with the repeated demands of Paul I. who, in quality of Grand Master of Malta, claimed C. Dolomieu, as a ci-devant commander of the order, and as having contributed to make the place be given up to the French.-Dolomieu's friends, for he still has some in this cour', were sensible, that if he had been delivered up to the Czar, he would at least have been sent to Siberia : they solicited that he might not be given up, and obtained their request; and also that he thould be transferred from his dungeon to a prison more commodious and better aired.--Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton have assured me, that when they arrived at Palermo they would pursue every necessary step with the Queen of Naples, to obtain that this man of letters shall, in future, be treated as a prisoner of war. I flatter myself that the letter, of which a copy is here annexed, will be delivered to you.
C. F. DUGUA.
Deliberation of the Diet of Ratisbon, relative to the recent military
Events, contained in a Letter, dated Strasburgh, July 15. WE
E have received here details upon the deliberations of the
Diet of Ratisbon, relative to the late events of the war.-The directorial minister of Mentz, M. de Steigentefch, had alsembled the greater part of the Germanic envoys to consult upon the measures of safety to be taken in the present circumstances. It was decided that the Danish counsellor, M. de Lupen, should be sent to General Kray, to ask what the Diet ought to do to ensure its safety ? General Kray replied, “ that he would endeavour to protect efficaciously every member of the Empire and the city of 'Ratisbon, and that he had detached a corps of troops under General Klenau to cover the city ; but he could not guarantee events.”
As soon as he returned from Ratisbon, the envoys held a fresh conference, in which it was decided to send a letter to General Moreau, and the general of division who was advancing to Ratifbon, to demand protection for the Diet. It was resolved to fend these letters as foon as the French entered Abach, two leagues from
Ratisbon, and to accompany them with a recommendation from M. de Goertz, the Ruflian minister.' The corps of Klenau arrived iwo days after in the environs of Ratisbon. The French had advanced on both sides of the Danube. Neustadt was occupied by them. On the right bank they had occupied the road from Nuremberg to Ratisbon, and driven back Klenau's advanced posts.
Decree of the 16th July. THE Consuls of the republic, on the report of the Minister of
the interior, of foreign affairs, and of the marine, and having heard the Council of State, decrçe:
1. The permission which has been granted to several commercial houses, to import, under neutral fags, raw materials, colorial articles, and other merchandise, coming direally from England, is revoked.
2. The second article of the law of December 1797, shall continue to be execu'ed until it is otherwise ordered.
3. The 15th article of the law of Norenber 1797, which requires certificates for articles of foreign manufacture, ihe importation of which is not prohibited, viz. iufined fugars, copperas, oil of vitriol, and alum, thall continue to be executed until it is otherwise ordered.
The First Consul, (Signed) BONAPARTE.
Copy of the Convention between the Generals in Chief of the French and
Imperiul Armies in Germany, concerning an Armistice between the
two Armies. VICTOR F, Lahorie, general of brigade of the army of the
Rhinc, and Count de Dietrichstein, major-general of the Imperial army in Germany, charged each with fpecial powers by the generals in chief of the two respective armies, for signing the conventions relative to an armistice between them, have agreed to the following articles :--
Art. 1. There shall be an armislice and suspension of hoftilities between the army of his Imperial and Royal Majesty, and of his allies, in the German empire, in Germany, Switzerland, Tyrol, and the Grisons, and the army of the French republic in these countries ; and the recommencement of hoftilities shall be preccded by twelve days notice, computing from the time when the ratification of the convention thall have arrived at the head-quarters of the opposite army.
2. The French army shall occupy the country comprised within a line of demarkation, which, proceeding from the right bank of
the Rhine at Balzers, runs along by the territory of the Grisons as far as the source of the Ill, the whole valley of which is included in it, reaches to the sources of the Lech, paffing the heights of Arlberg, descends to Renti, following the left bank of the Lech, as well as the right bank in thofe parts only where the road passes from one bank to the other, includes Renti, pafles the Seepach at Breitenwary, runs along the north fide of the latter, which supplies the Seepach with water, rises again on the left of the Engthal as far as the source of the Amnur, comes down to the frontiers of the country of Werdenfells, along which it runs through the Loisack ; on the left bank of which it extends as far as Cochsee, which it passes till it comes to Walkensee, where it crosses the lake of that name, runs along the northern bank of the Jack nay, as far as its confluence with the lser, which it crosses, and proceeds through Weisach to Reitin, traverses the Manguald at Gemendt, the left bank of which it pursues as far as Fallay, where it takes the direction of Oblans, passes to Munster, Grais, Glau, Zenenberg, Ostrendorf, Mosach, Alxing, Telfing Koffen, Graffing, Exing, Ebersberg, Mallkirk, Hohenlenden, Kramacher, Weting, Zeting, Haidberg, froin thence to Isen, Peuzing, Sieplembach, Fustern, thence to Landorf, where it proceeds to the source of the Wils, down the left bank of which it goes as far as Vilsbibourg, where it crosses that river, passes over Binabiburg, pursues the road to Aina, as far as Burnaich, passes to Semenshausen, reaches the source of the Kelpach, along the left bank of which it goes as far as the confluence with the Wils, and then along the left bank of the Wils, till it fails into the Danube, reascends the right bank of that river as far as Kilhaim, where it crofles it, and goes along the right bank of the Athnuth, as far as Pappenheim, where it takes the road of Weissemburg, and reaches the Reidnitz, the left bank of which it pursues as far as the confluence of that river with the Mein, along the left bank of which it proceeds as far as its mouth.
The line of demarkation on the right of the Mein, between that river and Duffeldorf, shall not be approached nearer to Mayence than the Nidda, and on the supposition that the French troops should have made movements in that place, they shall keep or reoccupy for a line that which they now hold (on the 15th of July 1800).
3. The Imperial army shall occupy the Upper and Lower Engadein, namely, the part of the Grisons whose waters flow into the Inn; and the valley of St. Marie, whose waters flow into the Adige.
The line of demarkation of the French army shall pass from Balzers to the Lake of Come, along the route of Coire, Tufis, Splagen, and Chiavena. Lucienfteig is comprehended in this line.
The part of the territory of the Grisons comprehended between
this line and the Engadcin, shall be evacuated, and remain neuter between both armies.
This country shall retain its form of government.
4. The places comprehended within the line of demarkation, which are still occupied by the Imperial troops, shall remain in the same state, which shall be verified by the delegates appointed for that purpose by the generals of the two armics. Nothing thall be added to their means of defence, and they shall not interrupt the free navigation of the rivers and communications, that pass under their command, which is fixed at two thousand fathoms from the radius of the body of the place. Their provisioning can be renewed only every ten days, and in the proportion of the usual consumption; the provisions thall not be drawn from the circle of the countries occupied by the French army, which on its lide shall not impede their arrival.
5. The general in chief of the Imperial arıny may send an officer to each of these places to inforin the cominanders of the conduct they must observe according to the above article.
[The 6th and 7th articles relate to the bridges, and are referred to the generals. ]
8. The portion of territory of the Empire and of the States of his Imperial Majesty, comprised within the line of demarkation of the French army, is put under the safeguard of its loyally, for the maintenance of property and the forms of government. The inhabitants of the country Thall not be called to an account for services rendered to the Imperial army, nor for political opinions, nor for having taken an active part in the war.
9. This convention thall be sent with speed to all the commanders of corps of troops in the two armies, in order that not only hostilities thall be suspended immediately, but that the car rying into execution may be begun immediately, and finish at the period absolutely neceflary with respect to distances. Officers of the ctat major Thall be particularly charged respectively to determine upon the ground the demarkation of the limits for the points where their eltablishment might leave some doubt.
10. There Thall be no communication between the advanced posts of the two armies. Done at Larsdorf, the 26th Meflidor, year 8 of the French
republic, one and indivisible (15th July 1800). (Signed) The Gencral of Brigade, V. F. LAHORIE. The Major-general, Engineer, in the service of his Imperial and Royal Majesty,
The Count de DIETRICHSTLIN. (A truc copy.) The General of Division, Chief of the Etat Major,
Copy Copy of a Letter relative to the peftilential Diftemper at Cadiz, from
Mr. Matra, his Majesty's Consul at Gibraltar, to Lord Grenville,
dated the 19th of July. THE last accounts which I have seen ftate the daily mortality
in Tangier to be between twenty and thirty, and in Tetuan from 100 to 140. Upwards of 3000 Moors had then died in Tangier, which is a greater number than I estimated the population at. The villages seem full as badly off as the towns, but it appears that the disease did not extend farther south than Arzilla. I had a few lines from my Vice-consul in Mogadore, of the 3d of June, which, as it accompanied feveral bills of exchange drawn on me on account of the wrecked seamen, was passed through Spain ; at the time of his writing, the plague had ceased in the town for forty-three days, but he says not a word of Morocco, or the interior country.
Upon the same Subjekt, General O'Hara, Governor of Gibraltar, has written to the Duke of Portland, under the Date of August 10, as follows :
My Lord, IN consequence of an information that some smugglers from this place, who went to land tobacco in Spain, being pursued by the Spanish armed boats, had disembarked in Barbary, where the plague still rages, and on return, denying their communication with that country, were admitted to prattique, and had got into the garrison, I had them seized and put into a lazaretto under rigorous quarantine ; also the inhabitants with whom they had communication, to the number of nineteen ; likewise by the advice of the faculty, I burned the boat in which they came over, and the tenement they lodged in. Happily no infection appears upon those atrocious villains, who after landing in Barbary, put fome Spanish smugglers on thore at Santi Petri, near Cadiz, which might have disseminated the plague both in the garrison and in Spain. The extraordinary expenditure incurred on this occasion by feeding the people in quarantine, with health-guards to watch them, will be inserted in my contingent account, and this number referred to as the authority for pafling that article when it comes under the auditor's inspection. We are subject to many evils by smuggling foreign tobacco from the Bay, which is encouraged by many of the trading inhabitants, &c.