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perect the peace of these dis- published at Madıid on the 2d of 43. commands as follows : March. These books are divided
1 Acording to the proclama. into two principal classes: in the trof the goth of March, and first are included thoss which are
4a of December last, that prohibited even to those individuals pet person bearing arms with to whom the Holy Office allows einence be treated with rigour particular licences or permissions :
fD with arins either about the other class comprehends works : • on or in his house ; let which are forbidden only to those * = suit the punishment which who have never obtained any li*** decrees to such an offence. cence.
2 After dusk, and within the The works of the first class are -1, o person shall dare to go cight in number: they are prousa exceput the patrol appoint- hibited as defamatory of the suSe pretve the public peace, preme authority of the Roman
ar olhvers, noblemen, and Pontiff, and of the ecclesiastical nes who are privileged by authority; as containing propo
Inaik of cavaliers de espada sitions scandalous, impious, false, * If any other persons are seditious, rash, erroneous, blas2. with arms, defend thein- phemous, schismatic, heretical, s, of fly at the name of the and injurious to the Roman Pon2. the patrol shall be autho- tiff, to the Bishops, and to the 28 2» fire upon them, or to Holy Tribunal of ihe Inquisition :
be and apprehend them. If conducive to error, superstitious, > 10 apprehended and impri- ridiculous, contrary to the sacred
t shall appear that they at- Canons, to the evangelical doc2-3";sed to make resistance, they trine, and to the example of Jesus
te hanged within twelve Christ. an : afterwards. Against this Although by the edict of the ****** there shall be no appeal, 18th of August, 1762, the Works saver tre their excuse or run. of Voltaire were prohibited even
to those who had obtained regular : 4ouunreals shall begiven licenses; and althongh, according ** i rewart to those who shall in. to the rule established on this 623 42.000 any of the authors of point, works prohibited in one dosturbances.
language ought to be equally proin the apparently guarded hibited in another ; it has been
ser in which this letter is ex- thought convenient to renew the ord, al especially the hint prohibition of the llenriade, trans
terspeeling the dispute be. lated into Spanish verse by Drs. Bura te civil and military avtho- D. Pedro Bazar and Mendoza, ... may be conjectured that with the prologue, printed at Alais De é siurbacce was of greater (Gard, in the year 1816. Ce este then it appears to
The prohibition of the second class falls on forty-seven works,
as containing a corrupt and rtvo. D:1::207:3:7:XG BOOKS.
lutionary spirit. propositions inju. la da prohibiting books wrious to the Holy once and to the
, 1817. Clergy, calumnious against true ror, deprarity, and apustacy, wishreligion, blasphemous, tending to ing, by virtue of the apostolic, idolatry, injurious toFerdinand VII. royal, and ordinary authority subversive of the monarchical Go. with which they are invested, to vernment, incentive of rebellion prevent the evil which might reagainst legitimate Sovereigns, in- sult from the reading of the works jurious to the doctrine of the holy contained in this edict, hereby or. sacrament, and filled with satires dain their prohibition; and that against husbands fund oftheir wives. those which are already distributed
In this second class are included over the nation shall be collected : the following worho: Principle of they also expressly forbid the readPolicy, applicable to all repre. ing, selling, or keeping in pos. sentative Governments, &c. by session, these books. M. Benjamin de Constant, Counsellor of State ; as containing man.
CONSPIRACY IN BARCELONA. inns and propositions false in poli- On April the ith a plan was laid ties, and to the hierarchical order; for a conspiracy in the city of Barcontrary to the spirit of religion; celona, which, from the persons captious, subversive of the power engaged in it, had the appearance of the Church ; anti-dogmatie, of a deeply laid plan for effecting tending to schism and to religious some important change in the toleration, and pernicious to the state. The purpose was no less State -(Literal translation) than the re-establishment of the
Felir and Paulina ; or, The Cortes and the constitution; and Tomb of Mont-jura, by P. Blan- the principal persons concerned chard, translated into Spanish. were the generals Lacy and Milans,
Elements of the Rights of Na- who had Jistinguished themselves tions ; by Lacroix, translated into in the late war against the usurSpanish; as containing propositions pation of Buonaparte. Just before inconsonant, subversive of gooul its inter.ded eruption, the governorder, false, reprobate, injurious ment obtained knowledge of the deagainst the holy office, and con- sign; and the Captain-gen. of the trary to the rights of the church province made public the follow. and of the overrign.
ing account of the transaction :The Comedy Les Visitandines; “ A horrible conspiracy, which an opera, in iwo acts, and in verse, appears to have been formed by translated into Spanish.
individuals of different classes, and The Cousin of Mahomet; printed in which are inuplicated Generals at Constantinople, as being in- Lacy and Milans, who,at a former derent.
period had rendered signal ser. Adele and Theodore, or Lellers vices to their country, was to be on Ealucation : printed at London, executed on the 5th at night. in French, without the name of The object of the conspirators was the author; as containing propo- to overturn the goveri ment, to sitions inconsonant, captivus, false, restore the abolished constitution, tending to error, and exciting bad and to deprive me of the authonty iders
entrusted to me by the King. The Apostolic Inquisitors of er. L'ut the energetic measures I
ed at the moment when, by forward to co-operate with the arthe particular favour of Provi- rangements made by me to assure ae, I had the first news of the the good order of the state, and to Carmy, have defeated the vain fulfil the good wishes of the King. pouects of the seditious. Pur. I announce with satisfaction to the wurd on all sides, the greater part whole province and to the army,
the whom public notoriety that the conspiracy having been i marked as guiliy, have been discovered, and the principal actors ated. The most active search in it having been arrested or pur
son discover their accom- sued, there no longer remains any pon. Those who have fled to cause of alarm: and the conspi2 Dunwins, and have found rators only await the punishment Were a temporary asylum, have which the laws shall award to such Bran traced with 20 speedy a step criminals, after the result of legal 14 abry must be overt.cken. In proceedings, which have been albe at of the painful sentiments ready commenced, and which will wab bave afflicted my mind dus- not be of long duration. Be these days of trouble, I have
* XAVIER CASTANOS. ham: the consolation to see the in- “ Barcelona, April 12, 1817." k" tants of Barcelona, and those General Lacy, with his principal ce the rest of the province, not accomplices, was capitally con
5. rebounce all alliance with the demned by a court martial asseintra iets, but testify a just indig bled near the end of April at Bar- acuinet them, and enter celona. Gen. Milans had not yet .'h acid into the execution of been apprehended. The project L'esc orders which have been is- of an insurrection seems to have to apprehend and punish the been more extensive than at first
I be conduct of the troops appeared; and it is asserted that and their officers has been three hundred officers were arProin praiseworthy. The dis. risted at the same time with Lacy Any of all the corps has shown as participators in his designs. -o le deserving of the high- Lacy, after his capture, was pouco credit. Two companies only taken over to Majorca, probably I tuttalion of the light infan. to prevent any designs in his fa
tTarragona have been deceived your. On arriving there, it was
aduent by the second in con- uncertain whether he would have 22: Dn Joseph Quer. No undergone the punishment of povas other has taken part in the death, or have been indulged with Puertoi, *hich listed only for a commutation; but finding himBurs.
self upon the beach with only his wych was the foundation of the escort, he attempted to make bis Sen b.pes of those wretched per- escape by flight. The soldiers pur•.• *he), in spite of all their etforts, sued him, and in striving to dete Exit succeeded in interrupting fend himself, he was killed. 54:ent the public tranquillity.
PAPAL BU'LL * Iure is no longer any subject A bull published by the Pope in
RUTI All the firsi autho- the month of April, which respects 7:41 if tbe province bare pressed the property of ihe church in Spain,
, 1817. affords a strong proof of the accu. guod-will wherewith we are animulation of wealth in that class, mated in favour of the said King and of the necessity under which the Ferdinand, have admitted i he supstate labours. It is of the follow. plications he had addressed to us, ing tenor.
and which bave been presented to " Pius, Bishop. Servant of the us by our dear son the Chevalier Servants of God.
Antonio de l'aryas y Laguna, bis “The Ronan Pontiffs, incited Minister Plenipotentiary: yielding by their paternal love for the whole to these supplications, and conCatholic tioch, have never suffered sidering the enoi mi us expenses at the Apostolic benignity to be ac. the priie of which we have had the cused of having refused, in seasons sati-faction of seeing an extremely of distress, to furnish assistance glorious victory obtained, as well to the necessities of the State, for religion as the monarchy, and eren from the patrimony of the in regard to the calamity of the Church.
times, we have resolved, for the “Our dearly beloved Son in Jesus weighty causes now enumerated, Christ, Ferdinand, Catholic King to modify the dispositions of the of Spain, intimately united by the Holy Canons. bonds of love and veneration to us, “ Thus, from our reriain knowand the Holy Apostolic See, in his ledge, and after mature considepresent painful circumstances; ration, niaking use of the plebeing well persunded that God nitulie of the Apostolic power with has committed to the Clergy which we are invested, we grant alone, the care of minaging the by these presents to the said King property of the Church, as bad Ferdinand an indulto, that validly, Teen clearly and unanimously pub- freely, and lawfully, he may, dur. lished in the declaration of the Fa. ing the space of six years, exact, thers assembled in Roman Coun- but only for the purpose of succil, under the Pen'iff Symmachus; couring the royal treasure, the exthi- Prince bas solicited the neces- traordinary subsidy of 30,000.000 sary power for the purpose of reals from all the property, fruits, nieeting the necessities of his trea- rents, and products, of the Clergy, sury. re casionelt by the general as well reçular as secular. ogitation of altuirs. And as the " By these presents ne commis. means and fortunes of the laitysion and authorize our dear Sons, are aliearts oppressed with charves, the Piclates, &c &c. by reason of which the sa d king " Let no one dare then to oppose Fritinane hits not ventured to the exrcution of our pri sent act of make new demar ds, be has thoug't consession, power, indulto, ci m. proper to require an annual sum nissen, mandate, establishment, of 30,000 (no reale, money of the declaration, derogution, and will. country, on ecclesia con property, And if any one hase the remerity for only s.s yes in which time to commit such an attempt, let him the number of pensions will be know that lie incurs die indigna. diminished, and the value of the tion of the All Mighty God, and of revenues augmented.
the most blessed Saint Peter and " In cone que:nce, we, with the Saint Paul, his apstles.
** Done at Rome at Saint Peter, Queen of Etruria, was connected
tbe 16th of April, in the with these interests. The King, rear of the Incarnation of her august brother, therefore, our Saviour, 1817, and of could not regard with indifference our Pontifiate the 18th." an object so essential and so wor
thy of his policy. GLEEX OF ETRURIA.
“ Don Pedro Gomez de LabraIt had been mentioned in our dor, his Majesty's Plenipotentiary tonal report of the year before to the Congress, conformably to t, that certain reclamations had his instructions, endeavoured to fix res made on the allied powers the lot of the Queen of Etruria, Fruire to the claims of the Queen and to regulate other points conof Liruria, and her son the infant nected with the rights of her MaDe Carlos Louis, in re-pect to jesty, exerting for that object his
dhoes of Parma, Placentia, talents and information in so far 234 Guastalla. King Ferdinand as circumstances permitted. Fi** suw enabled to settle this im- nally, the Duke of Casa Fernan trans atur, and at the same Nunez, his Majesty's Ambassador ne to announce the incorporation at Paris, having been charged to
on tr the grand European alli- continue this important negoti.by the following officialarticle. ation, has succeeded in bringing
- The King, on being restored to it to a happy termination. His the throne of his ancestors, could activity and zeal for the bonour ** ti to take the deepest interest of the King have procured his >uc glory of a crown which Majesty the satisfaction of seeing IT..ce had preserved for him, this affair concluded by solemn road of the generous efforts treaties entered into with the said
Detunc constancy of his subjects. great Powers, and signed at Paris He cares were constantly directed on the 7th, sih, 9th, and both of >> ne re-establishment of order, last June. By one of these treapd bever the purpose of repairing ties, his Majesty accedes to the acts me et le of a devastating war. of the celebrated congress at Vi. Terbeless bis Majesty could not enna, and Spain is incorporated Xebed unless he fully co- with the great European confeTour with the other Powers of deracy. Another treaty sanctions kam in fring the basis of a the reversion of the Dur hies of rsonal peace, destined henceforth Parma, Placentia, and Guastalla,
rure their repose, and the sa- in favour of his Serene Highness se immunity of their rights. the Infant Don Carlos Louis; and 13 gra work, which was in the surrender of the states of Lucca, prord to be the result of the la. with the stipulated assignments, ans of the angress united for until the said reversion takes place, Di perpuse, presented, however, in favour of her Majesty the Serene *** eecution those olisiacles Infanta of Spain. Queen of Etruria, **. *ere the immediate effect of and mother of the Infant Don be general confusion into which Carlos Louis. trzesy and power had thrown the Thus is terminated an affair ecrets of the different nations : equally complicated and essential sbe fate of the Infania, the t the high policy of his Maje-ty,