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and follow their movements into the very haunts which conceal them.

You will please, citizens, to inform me every decade of what you may have personally done with regard to the execution of the 12th ariicle of that law, and to apprize me at the saine time, with what zeal and success the law shall have been enforced in its whole tenor in the district subject to your vigilance; what kinds of impediments you may meet with, and the measures taken by your administration to remove obstacles. If the legislature, by ordaining the publication of the names of individuals condemned by the tribunals of corrective police, wished to amend or punish by the sentiment of shame, government ought not to believe, that the same sentiment will operate less forcibly upon the magistrates; and in wishing to make known to the Executive Directory those magistrates, employed in administration, who thall have neglected the law of the 10th of Brumaire, and shall have incurred the punishment provided against by the second paragraph of the 196th article of the constitution, I think it will prove a farther stimulus to the conduct of those to whom the voice of duty may not have spoken in a tone sufficiently imperious.

Greeting and fraternity!
The minister of general police,

Соснох. .

A Proclamation by the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland,

CAMDEN. WHEREAS, by an act of parliament passed in this kingdom,

in the 36th year of his Majesty's reign, entituled, “ An act more effe&tually to suppress insurrections, and to prevent the disturbance of the public peace," it is enacted, that it shall be lawful for the justices of the peace of any county, assembled at a special session in manner by the said act directed, not being fewer than seven, or the major part of them, one of whom to be of the quorum, if they judge fit, upon due confideration of the state of the county, to signify by memorial, by thein ligned, to the lord lieutenant, or other chief governor, or governors of this kingdom, that they consider their county, or any part thereof, to be in a state of disturbance, orin immediate danger of becoming so, and praying that the lord lieutenant and council may proclaim such county, or part thereof, to be in a state of disturbance, thereupon it shall be lawful for the lord lieutenant, or other chief governor or governors of this kingdom, by and with the advice of his Majesty's privy council, by proclamation, to declare such county, or any part of such county, to be in a state of distuțbance, or in immediate danger of becoming so, and also fuch parts of any adjoining county or counties as such chief governor or governors shall think fit, in order to prevent the continuance or extension of such difturbance.

And whereas twenty-four justices of the peace of the county of Down, (several of whom being of the quorum) being the major part of the justices of the peace duly assembled, pursuant to the said act, at a special fefsion of the peace, holden at Hillsborough, in the said county, on Friday the 11th day of November instant, have, by memorial by them ligned, signified to his excellency the lord lieutenant, that certain parts of the said county are in a state of disturbance, and have thereby prayed that the lord lieutenant and council may proclaim the parishes of Tullylish, Aghaderg, Donaghcloney, Moira, Maralin, and Seapatrick, being parts of the said county of Down, to be in a state of disturbance, of which all justices of the peace and other magistrates and peace officers of the said county, are to take notice.

Given at the council chamber in Dublin, the 16th day of
November, 1796.
'W. Armagh

H. Cavendish
Clare, c. Mountjoy

Her. Langrishe

T. Pelham
Bellamont Donoughmore Arthur Wolfe
Altamont Carleton

James Fitzgerald

Robert Ross
Clonmell Ch. Fitzgerald

Lodge Morres

J. Beresford S. Hamilton

God save the King.

Orders of Council at the Court at St. James's, the 9th of November,

1796, present the King's moft exellent Majesty' in Council. WHEREAS his Majesty has received information, that divers

unjust seizures have been made in the ports of Spain of the fhips and goods of his Majesty's subjects, and that acts of hoftility and unprovoked aggression have been committed by the ships of his Catholic Majesty, on ships and vessels of his Majesty and of his subjects: his Majesty, therefore, being determined to take such measures as are necessary for vindicating the honour of the crown, and for procuring reparation and satisfaction for his injured subjects, is pleased, by and with the advice of his privy council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, that general reprisals be granted against the ships, goods, and subjects of the King of Spain, so that as well as his Majesty's feet and ships, as also all other thips and vessels that fall be commissioned by letters of marque or general reprisals, or otherwise, by his Majesty's commislioners for executing the office of Lord High Admiral of


Great Britain, shall and may lawfully seize all fhips, vessels, and
goods belonging to the King of Spain, or his subjects, or others
inhabiting within the territories of the King of Spain, and bring
the same to judgment in any of the courts of admiralty within his,
Majesty's dominions; and to that end, his Majesty's advocate-
general, with the advocate of the admiralty, are forth with to
prepare the draught of a commission, and present the same to his
Majesty at this board, authorising the commissioners for executing
the office of Lord High Admiral, or any person or persons by
them empowered and appointed, to issue forth and grant letters of
marque and reprisals, to any of his Majesty's subjects or others
whom the said cominillioners shall deem fitly qualified in that
behalf, for the apprehending, seizing, and taking the ships,
vessels, and goods belonging to Spain, and the vallals and subjects
of the King of Spain, or any inhabiting within his countries,
territories or diminions; and that such powers or, clauses be
inserted in the said commission as have been usual, and are
according to former precedents. And his Majesty's said advocate-
general, with the advocate of the admiralty, are also forthwith to
prepare a draught of a commission, and present the same to his
Majesty at this board, authorizing the said commissioners for
executing the office of Lord High Admiral, to will ani require
the high court of admiralty of Great Britain, and the lieutenant
and judge of the said court, his surrogate or surrogates, as also
the several courts of adiniralty within his Majelty's dominions, to
take cognizance of, and judicially proceed upon, all and all
manner of captures, seizures, prizes, and reprisals of all ships
and goods that are or Thall be iaken, and to hear and determine
the same; and, according to the course of admiralty and the laws
of nations, to adjudge and condemn all such ships, vessels, and
goods as shall belong to Spain, or the vassals and subjects of the
King of Spain, or to any others inhabiling within any of his
countries, territories, and dominions; and that such powers and
claufes be inserted in the said commission as have been usual, and
are according to former precedents; and they are likewise to
prepare and lay before his Majesty, at this board, a draught of
such instructions as may be proper to be sent to the courts of
admiralty in his Majesty's foreign governments and plantations,
for their guidance herein; as also another draught of instructions
for such thips as shall be commissioned for the purposes afore.
Chatham, P. Spencer


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W. Pitt.

Vol. V.



Extralt of a Letter from Citizen Verninac.

Constantinople, 3 Vendemiaire.
CONFIRM to you that the Porte has definitively decided upon

the establishment of a permanent embally to the Executive Directory of the Republic, and that Ali Effendi, the Porte's minister plenipotentiary to the court of Berlin, has been appointed to that embally. Nahdir Effendi is to replace him in the post of minister plenipotentiary to the court of Berlin, where he is not

yet arrived,


MINISTRY OF FINANCE. The Minister of Finances to the Commercial Citizens of the principal

Parts of the Republic.

Paris, 28 Brumaire, (Nov. 18.) government, citizens, is employed in important negotia,

tions; the want of some laws and some establishments in favour of commerce is felt: agriculture claims fuccours ; industry folicits efficacious protection.

The utility of a temporary union of citizens, recommendable for their experience in commercial relations, for their talents and their virtues, is generally acknowledged; it is sufficient to point out to them the place in which they may comınunicate their thoughts, and manifest the result of them.

The Executive Directory, citizens, have authorized me to open upon these interesting objects private conferences at Paris on the 19th Frimaire (Dec. 9.) They have directed me to in. form you of them, and to address to the chief commercial places an invitation to appoint fome person invested with their confi. dence. I submit the invitation to you, citizens, with the hope of its being accepted.

The refolution must attain its end; it must assure the general prosperity to procure that advantage ; let us combine our intentions, and our efforts will be successful.

The powers of the citizen who fhall present himself on your part, and his address at Paris, shall be received at the office of the secretary of the minister of finance, in the evening of the 18th Frimaire (8th Dec.) It will be of use to inform me, a few days before hand, of what you have done respecting the contents of this letter. I submit this object to your attachments, to the interest of the country. Health and fraternity!

The Minister of Finance,

D. V. RAMEL. 3


Åppointment of an Envoy from the Directory to the Emperor - to

negotiate an Armistice. SEVERAL persons are loft in conjectures upon the sending;

some days ago, of a negotiator to Vienna by the Executive. Directory, and some have taken occasion to circulate fresh uneasiness upon the pacific intentions of the government, when, on the contrary, this step must of itself be sufficient to give the moft marked evidence of their ardent desire to remove all obstacles to amicable approaches with the most powerful enemy of the Republic:

We are authorised to publish officially, that the sending to Vienna of a military negotiator has been to propose to the emperor, and to treat for a general armistice between his armies and those of the Republic, in order thereby to prevent greater misfortunes, and a greater effusion of blood, until the issue of the negotiations for peace, already entered upon, as well as to make Some overtures to him, calculated, as much as possible, to haften the conclusion of them. (Redacteur of the 21st inft.)

The Ambassader of the French Republic to the Helvetic Body to the

Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Bafle, 2d Fructidor, 4th year. Citizen MINISTERS, YESTERDAY NG of Balle, told me, that having had

a conversation with M. Degelmann, the Austrian minister in Switzerland, on the affairs of the terms he, N-, had endeavoured to make ; M. Degelmann understood that he was of opinion that the court of Vienna had no other means of preventing its total ruin but by making peace. M. Degelmann replied, that his court, notwithstanding its disasters, and the example of many other powers, could not abandon England, its ally, nor separate its interest from those of England; and that it was determined to continue the war, and so much the more determined to continue it, because the reply that had been made by France to the first overtures of the emperor left no means of conciliation. N having said to him that that reply did not appear to him to be fo repullive, M. Degelmann replied, that it was removing all concie liation to infift, in the first instance, upon the acknowļedgmeut of the French Republic, since that point was one of the causes of the war, which, according to him, could not cease but by peace. It appeared to himn more reasonable that the two parties should not till that moment give themselves, in the explanations that might occur, any title.

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