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tion of her Majesty, and her ina. Lancashire, Yorkshire, Notting. bility to receive company: hanıshire, and Derbyshire. These

The morning was ushered in were for the most part speedily with ringing of bells. I he guards quelled ; and from a considerable mounted in white gaiters, and number sent for trial to York, the wore new clothes. Carlion-house whole were either pronounced was thronged during the whole of not guilty, or previously discharge the day with all ranks, paying ed, with the exception of two, who their respectful congratulations. were detained by a secretary of 'I he Tower guns fired at one stare's warrant under the suspeno'clock; the firing of the Park sion of the Habeas Corpus Act. guns was dispensed with in con. A more melancholy result sucsequence of the indisposition of ceeded the trial of a number of the Queen.

prisoners, who were committed to

the gaol of Derby on a charge of TRIALS, &c.

high treason. A special commisOne of the first trials upon an sion was issued to four judges, who accusation of the crime of sedition in the month of October entered was that or Niel Douglas, an uni- upon their office; and nothing versal preacher in Glasgow, who could be more honourable to the was charged with words spoken criminal justice of the country in the pulpit in derogation of his than the manner in which it was Majesty, of the Prince Regent, executed. After the persons who and the whole House of Com- had been a ljudged worthy of death nions. The trial took place in the had undergone their trial, Mr. high court of Justiciary in Edin. Denman requested of the court burgh on May 25; and the result that the prisoners remaining at was, that after a due attention to the bar might be perinitted to the evidence produced on both withdraw their plen of not guilty, sides, Douglas was declared not and substitute that of guilty. The guilty, and was dismissed from attorney-general readily consentthe court.

ing, nine prisoners were allowed A trial in which the public was to amend their plea, and ten more much more interested was that were permitted to join them. It of the elder Watson, Surgeon, at was generally understood that their the cnurt of King's Bench, West. punishment would be commuled minster Hall, accused of high for some ligh'er sentence. Twelve treason. Il commenced on the more nexi appeared at the bar, joch of June, and was continued whuse nanies being called over, till Monday the 16th, when the the attorney-general rose, and jury pronounced a verdict of Not after a speech displaying much guilty. The other persons implie feeling, made a declaration that ented in the same accusation were his painful task was now closed, afterwarıls discharged by the law and that the hand of mercy was officers.

meant to be extended to all the About the same time a disposi. rest. The devoted number were tion to tumult and cutrnge hrohe only three, Brandreth, Turner, out in several of the midland and and Lodlam, who were crecuted northern counties, particularly at Derby on November 7th.


CHAPTER X. France.-Decree respecting Sloves introduced in the Colonies.- Negocia

tous wuh the Allied Powers. -Ordinance concerning the Debts of the City of Paris.-Disturbances at Lyons.-Royal Ordinances for the creation of Majorats. -- Election for the Chamber of Deputies, and Royal speech. - Project of a Law for the Press.- Law for the establishment of Religion.

WIE following article made its

Early in the year negociations

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papers in the month of January, of France, and the four principal by order of his Majesty.

allies, for the purpose of alle

viating the burden under which Louis, &c.

that country was severely opArt 1. Every vessel, whether Fiesch or fureign, which shall foreign' armies held by its prin

pressed, in consequence of the attempt to introduce into any of cipal towns. The result was the our colonies purchased blacks, following official note presented ...il 'e confiscated, and the cap. to the Duke of Richelieu by the 2.6. is a Frenchman, shall be held several resident ministers of she onxhe of holding a command. ise w bole cargo shall in like

powers in question, Einner be contiscated, although OFFICIAL NOTE RELATIVE TO THE * ensisting of slaves : with re- DIMINUTION OF THE ARMY OF spect to the negroes, they shall be OCCUPATION. Espersed on public works of uti. The Courts of Austria, Eng1:y in the colony.

land, Prussia, and Russia, having Art. The contraventions for- taken into consideration the desire b.on in the preceding article manifested by his most Christian al he tried according to the Majesty to have the numbers of nye four 114 as contraventions of the Army of Occupation dimi1 laws and regulations for fo. nished, and proportionably the go on mmmerre. As for the pro- amount of charge occasioned by

of the confiscation pronounc- its presence on the French terrie: in conformity to the said arti- tory, have authorized the underre, it stu'l be realized and sup. signed to enake the followmg und in the same manner as the communication to his Excellency

ke of confiscations pronounc- the Duke de Richelieu, President ... a.alters of the contravention of the Council of Ministers, and care the Laos concerning foreign Secretary of State for the Departtre.

ment of Foreign Affairs :(1.4ea at the Thuilleries, &c. At the time when the King, 19, 1617

re-established upon his throne and

put put in possession of his legitimate the same wishes and the same inand constitutional authority, en- terests. deavoured to discover, in concert The great result desired and with the other powers, the most looked to by all Europe could be efficacious means of consulidating neither the work of a moment, internal order in France, and of nor the effect of a single effort. associating his kingdom to the The Allied Powers have observed system of good understanding and with a constant attention, but not general pacification interrupted by with astonishment, the differences the troubles which were scarcely of opinion which have prevailed as put an end to; it was found that to the mode of obtaining it. In the temporary presence of an Al- this attitude they have looked to lied Army was absolutely neces- the superior wisdom of the King sary both to secure Europe against for the measures proper to fix unthe consequences of agitations, certainty, and to give to his ad. the renewal of which were threate ministration a firm and regular ened, and to afford to the Royal march; not doubting that he would authority the opportunity of ex- unite with the dignity of the throne ercising in tranquillity its bene- and the rights of his crown, that volent influence, and of strength- magnanimity which, after civil ening itself by the attachment discord, assures and encourages and submission of all French- the weak; and, by an enlightened men.

confidence, excite the zeal of all The solicitude of his most Chris. his other subjects. tian Majesty to render this indis. Experience having already happensable expedient the least one. pily fulfilled, as far as the nature rous to his subjects, and the wis- of things will allow, the hopes of dom which directed all the ar- Europe upon this subject, the Alrangements stipulated at that pe- lied Sovereigns, eager to contririod, led them to anticipate by bute to this great work, and to common accord the case in which give to the nation the means of the diminution of the Army of enjoying all the benefits which Occupation might take place with- the efforts and the wisdom of the out weakening the motives, or King are preparing for it, do not injuring the great interests, which hesitate to regard the present had rendered its presence ne- state of affairs as sufficient to de cessary.

termine the question which they These conditions the under. have been called upon to decide. signed have great satisfaction in The good faith with which the retracing; they consist in the King's government has hitherto firin establishment of the legiti- fulfilled the engagearents entered mate dynasty, and in the success into with the Allies, and the care of the efforts and enduavours of which has been taken to provide his most Christian Majesty to com- for the different services of the press factions, dissipate errors, current year, by adding to the retranquillize passions, and unite all sources arising from the revenues Frenchmen around the throne by of the state those of a credit, gus


(105 rected by foreign and national joy all the advantages arising en bouses the most consi- from the said reduction, conformderade in Europe, have also re- ably to existing treaties and conbed the difficulties which might ventions. berwise hare justly arisen upon In communicating so marked a tas print of the proposed ques. testimony of friendship and confi

dence to his most Christian MaThese considerations have at the jesty, on the part of their august sa se time been strengthened by masters, the undersigned have at te spinion which his Excellency the same time tu declare to his Maribal the Drike of Wellington Excellency the Duke de Richelieu, hans been requested to give respec- how much the principles of the ning an object of such great im- ministry over which he presides, portance.

and those which are personal to The favourable opinion and the himself, have contributed to esta

ty of a personage so emi- blish that mutual good will, which, rus base added, to the motives directed by the spirit and the let27 stated, all those which ter of existing treaties, has hitherizan prudence can unite to jus- to served to arrange so many de

o measure demanded and con- licate affairs, and which affords for sed to with sentiments of sin- the future the most satisfactory DETT and reciprocal kindness. pledges of a definitive and satis

I undersigned are therefore factory conclusion. *D* zed by their respective They seize this opportunity of

ou to Dotfy to his Excellency renewing to the Duke de Richebe Ile de Richelieu

lieu the assurances of their high | That the reduction of the consideration. of Occupation will be car

(Signed) yren efert.

The Baror. Vincent. That the amount of the di.

CHARLES STUART. 2.5"on of the whole army shall

The Count De Goltz. SI(K) men

Pozzo Di Borgo. $ That this annount shall be Paris, Fcb. 10, 1817. que nord to that of each con

est, that is to say, it shall be The session of the two cham* 9*4 of each cops d'armée. bers closed on March 26, sine die.

* That it shall take place from In May was published an ordiY let of April next.

nance from the King, relative to 5 I from that period the an obligation entered into by the nyw) ratus per day, furnished city of Paris for the payment of Let'etrowy by the French go- its debts. It is to the following

orat, shall be reduced to effect.

on, without, however, in #9 Ret altering the 50,000 ORDINANCE OF THE KING RELAgra, dok ne destined for the


CITY OF Piri$. • Lady, that froin the same Louis, by the grace of God, &c. as Erasa shall otherwise en. The municipal administration of


Our good city of Paris, having quarter, by a drawing, which will been placed under the necessity of take place at the Hotel-de-Ville, a issuing negotiable bills for raising month before the day of payment the funds of which it stod in arrives, in such a manuer that, in need, by the expences consequent the space of 12 years from the upon the military occupation of 1st of October next, to the 1st of the city in 1915, and by those in- July, 1529, there will be made by curred in consequence of the in- the city of Paris 48 quarterly pay. clemency of the reasons of 1816, ments, to liquidate the whole of we had authorized, by our decrees the obligations and premiums, toof the 13th of September and 41h gether with the interests conforin. of October, 1815, and of the 15th ably to an annexed table. of last January, the creation and Art 4. The city of Paris is aualienation of 1,500,000 francs of thorized to negotiate the 33 milperpetual rent, the jroduce of lions of bills at the price and on which was to be employed for li- the conditions which have been quidating the debts of our good accepted by the inunicipal council. city of Paris.

Art. 5. The funds arising from But it having been represented this negotiation of bills will be emto us, that the alienation of these ployed exclusively in withdrawing 1,500,000 francs of revenue has froin circulation that portion of its only proceeded to a small extent, rents already engaged, &c. and that the municipal admini- Art. o. To guarantee the paystration of the city being con- ment of obligations, premiums, vinced of the difficulty which it and interest, there will be allotted would have in redeeming it, pre- to the budget of Paris every year fers the adoption of another mode during the currency of the 19 of extinguishing the debt, we have years, a sum of 4,349,000 francs decreed :

assessed upon its fixed or eventual Art. 1. That our good city of Paris revenues. This assessment will is authorized to create 33,000 oblic form the first part of the extraor. gations to the bearer of the value dinary expenses of the city. of 1.000 francs each, forming the Certain duties of tolls, markets, sum of 33,000,000 of francs, pay- &c. are particularly specitied as able in the space of 12 years from security for these payments. the first of next October.

Then follows the contract enArt. 2. These obligations will fered into by the Prefect of the be subjected only to the stamp Seine, acting for the city of Paris duty, and will bear 6 per cent, in- on the one hand and M.M. Dowi. terest, payable every three months; nick Andié and Francis Cottier, enjoying besides a premiuin, the Ba-oni. L. Goupy, and Co. Il J. amount of which will be deter. Hentsch, Blanc, and (o., J. M. mined by a lotters, in the propor- Rosthchild, O. Worms de Romilly, tion which will be fixed by an an- on the other; bs which the for. nexed table.

mer agrees to the propositions Art. 3. The discharge of the male by the latter five mercantile obligations and the payment of the houses, and receives from them premiums will be effected every an obligation to pay into the


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