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certificate shall be produced, within six months from the date of the bond, under the hand of the British consul or vice-consul residing at the port or place at which such goods or commodities {hall be landed; and if no vice-consul shall be there refident, then under the hands of two known British merchants residing there ; and if no British merchant shall reside there, then under the hand of the chief magistrate of the place, testifying that the faid goods have been all duly landed at that port or place.

Provided also, that nothing herein before contained shall be construed to licence the exportation, sale, sending, supplying, or delivering of, or in any manner to relate to any arms, ordnance, ordnance stores, gunpowder, bullets, pitch, tar, hemp, mafts, timber, fail-cloth, cordage, faltpetre, or any naval or military stores whatsoever, nor to relate to any store or article whatsoever, intended for the use of the armies, troops, fleets, ships, or vessels of the enemies of his Majesty; or any articles which are specially prohibited by any other act or acts of parliament, other than the acts before mentioned, to be exported, sold, supplied, or delivered, as aforesaid; or in any manner to affect the provisions of any other act or acts of parliament ; or to licence or authorize the several acts, matters, and things aforesaid, further or otherwise than as the same might be affected by the several before-mentioned acts of parliament.

Provided also, that every person who shall take the benefit of this licence and authority, ihall take the same upon condition, that if in case of any proceeding, civil or criminal, under the provisions of any of the acts herein before mentioned, or any thing alledged to have been done contrary thereto, any question thall arise whether the thing done was authorized by the licence hereby given, the proof that such thing was done under the circumstances, and according to the terms and conditions of this order, shall lie on the persons claiming the benefit hereof.

And his Majesty, with the advice aforesaid, is hereby further pleased to order, that this licence and order shall remain and be in force and effect until the 25th day of December next ensuing, unless the same shall be sooner revoked.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, and the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, are to give the necessary directions herein, as to them may respectively appertain.



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Proclamation issued at Frankfort on the 3d September 1796, by General


HE general of brigade, Duvignot, commanding at Frank-

fort, informs the inhabitants, as well as the strangers and merchants who visit this city upon mercantile business, that they may depend upon the most perfect safety, and that the report of the pretended retreat of the army of the Sambre and Meule, cir. culated by the malevolent, is totally unfounded. This army is advancing again vigorously, and the army of the Rhine and Moselle has completely defeated the enemy, and entered Munich on the 30th ult. Frankfort, 17 Fructidor, (Sept. 3,) 1796. The general and commandant of Frankfort,


Decree of the Council of Five Hundred, of the 6th September, 1796,

respecting the Amnesty. 1. , ,

pursuit, and judgment, on account of offences committed on occasion and during the course of the revolution, up to the 4th Brumaire, 4th year inclusive, are extinguished and annulled, civil action for restitution being still reserved.

II. The ci-devant French emigrants, and those against whom transportation has been pronounced, are alone excepted from the general amnesty introduced by the preceding article.

III, Every time an individual shall be sued in judgment for a fact prior to the 4th Brumaire, the point shall be ascertained whether it was connected with the revolution. In the case of the affirmative, the amnesty shall be applied ; in the contrary case, the instruction shall be followed out.

V. The party accused may have action to have the judgment ännulled, when the amnesty is refused. And the commissioner of the Directory shall have the same privilege when the amnesty is misapplied.

V: Offences posterior to the 4th Brumaire shall be prosecuted according to the rigour of the laws, under the penalty of forfeiture,



Resolutions of the Common Council of Newcastle, relative to the

Emigrant Priests. AT

T a special common council, held here this day, for the

purpose of taking into consideration the belt means of providing for the accommodation of the French ecclesiastics, about to be removed from the illand of Jersey to this

port. It was unanimously resolved, That it appears to this body, that the case of these unfortunate exiles is truly deplorable, and that their situation calls for every attention which humanity can suggest.

That their removal into the interior parts of the country is highly expedient, and particularly recoinmended by government, who allow a reasonable sum for the expence of their removal, and for their maintenance.

That a commitee be appointed to provide proper dwellings, and other neceífary accommodations for them; and that such committee consist of the right worshipful the Mayor, Sir M. W. Ridley, bart. and the other Aldermen, the Sheriff, and the other members of the common council, and of all who thall be difposed to give their affillance to this charitable work.

That it be earnestly requested of the noblemen, gentlemen, clergy, and other inhabitauts of this town, and of the adjoining couniies of Durham and Northumberland, to communicate to the committee their fentiments on the means which appear most con-. ducive to the end proposed, and leaft burdensome or inconvenient to those parts of the country where these unhappy perfons ihall be received; and to give information of any vacant buildings which may be converted into dwellings for them: and that all written communications on the subject be addressed to Sir M. W. Ridley, bart. M. P. Blagdon, near Newcastle.

N. CLAYTON, town clerk.

Proclamation of the Emperor.
BY the increasing ari urgent necesity of prosecuting this ex-

pensive war with vigour, his majesty the Emperor fees hiinfelf constrained to demand extraordinary support from his fubjects, in order not only to keep off an all-defolating enemy from his frontiers, but also to obtain by force a peace so long desired in vain. But his Imperial Majesty constantly directing his thoughts to wards treating his beloved subjects with all possible lenity, and choosing always such means as are the least' burdensome, expects that every good subject, equally convinced of his duty, and of the presling exigencies of the state, will strive to alleviate those wants by contributions, voluntary and proportionate to their means, in


money, grain, horses, oxen, common clothes, linen, leather; irun, steel, lead, and arms.

Vienna, 18th Sepreniver.

Proclamation of his Royal Highness the Archduke Charles to the Ina habitants of the re-conquered Districts of the Germanic Empire.

Head-quarters at Windecken, Sept. Il, 1796. WHEREAS the enemy, in their present retreat from several

countries and districts of Germany, have carried with them several persons as hostages, on account of contributions by them ordered, and partly left unpaid; and whereas fome cities or districts might really feel a dispolition to pay the arrears of such contributions, in order to liberate their fellow-citizens,

We, as cominanding general, field-marshal of the Emperor and the Empire, for ourselves, induced, by the advantage which might arise to the enemy from it, to remind the people in a general way of the Imperial edicts promulgated to that end in the Empire, and the proclamation of the commander in chief of the Emperor and the Empire, founded upon it, and to foreware earnestly every body not to send off any fuccours in ready money, nor in bills of exchange, nor in any other manner, either to redeem the hostages carried off by the enemy, or for their relief, as in case of contravention to these presents, the fums deltined for that purpofe shall not only be confiscated, agreeably to the laws existing, but as all thofe who shall make such payments, or shall co-operate to that end in any other manner, thall be inevitably fined to double the amount, and, according to circumstances, put under arrest, or brought to some other marked punilhment.

Letter from the Executive Directory of the French Republic to the

Minister of War. THE reforms already determined by the Executive Directory

in the war department, have informed you, citizen minister, of its intentions to reduce, without delay, all expences in this department, but fuch as are absolutely neceffary; and it obferves, with the most lively satisfaction, the efforts you daily make to fecond its views of economy.

It appears, by the accounts that you have given to the Directory upon the different branches of your administration, that the service of your offices, including the war-office, may be made alter the suppression already ordered in the armies of the interior,


and the simplification which may be intro'luced in the mechanisti of your labour, with a third of the officers now employed.

The most presling reform, citizen minister, appears to us to respect all those employments not absolutely neceffary. From such a reform, it follows, you will be able to make an excellent . choice of such as remain; that it will be easier to pay them; that you will have a right to exact more afliduity from them; that there will be more connection in their operations, and more difficulty in indulging the spirit of dillipation and intrigue, whạch is the source of diforganization, venality, and injustice ; that, lastly, being confined within narrower limits, you will obiain more ease for communications, more union in your labours, and a more active vigilance. The resources of the citizens will become less difficult; and, in fine, you will be able to let búildings to the nation, which will become useless to yourselves.

This meafure may occasion a still greater diminuti n of the expences of the officers, and you will do well in this respect to present the amount of the expences after the new system is adopted. You will likewise do well not to accoinmodate any one from this time, on any pretext, with either horfes or coaches but, on the contrary, to oblige those who shall have obtained them, to return them into the depots of the Republic.

Citizen minister, the Directory invites you, with refpect to your choice of persons to be employed, to consult only the public good, and to lay aside every personal consideration. Talents, republicanism, constant attention to the constitution of the third year, and good conduct, are the only titles which should determine your choice, and it is only to merit you will have a regard, not to recommendations, from whomsoever they may come, but to the individual situation of the candidate, as it may be more or less unfortunate with respect to their fainilies, or the services they fall already have rendered the Republic.

In requiring you, citizen minister, to thew yourself rigorous and inflexible in remedying every abuse, the Directory would at the same time be just; it is better that reform should be carried on gradually with respect to those to be deprived of their employmients. The Directory, therefore, authorises you to preserve their salaries to them for the space of three months, in order to give them time to seek some other means of exiitence, and for the purpose of avoiding a too sudden suppreslion, and too immediate interruption of habitual labours : that the first reformn should be made on ihe il Brumaire next, and the other in the course of the same month.

This first reform, citizen minister, is fundamental, and all the others, which are forced by the neceflity of a rigid econodiy, fhould be conducted upon the same principles. The Executive Voi, V.



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