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protect the peace of these dis- published at Madrid on the 2d of tricts, commands as follows : March. These books are divided
1. According to the proclama- into two principal classes : in the tion of the 20th of March, and first are included those which are the 4th of December last, that prohibited even to those individuals every person bearing arms with- to whom the Holy Office allows out licence be treated with rigour particular licences or permissions : if found with arms either about the other class comprehends works his person or in his house ; let which are forbidden only to those him suffer the punishment which who have never obtained any lithe law decrees to such an offence.
2. After dusk, and within the The works of the first class are city, no person shall dare to go cight in number: they are proarmed, except the patrol appoint- hibited as defamatory of the sued to preserve the public peace, preme authority of the Roman military officers, noblemen, and Pontiff, and of the ecclesiastical persons who are privileged by authority; as containing propotheir rank of cavaliers de espada sitions scandalous, impious, false, or sable.
other persons are seditious, rash, erroneous, blasfound with arms, defend thein- phemous, schismatic, heretical, selves, or fly at the name of the and injurious to the Roman PonKing, the patrol shall be autho- tiff, to the Bishops, and to the rized to fire upon them, or to Holy Tribunal of the Inquisition: pursue and apprehend them. If conducive to error, superstitious, when so apprehended and impri- ridiculous, contrary to the sacred soned, it shall appear that they at- Canons, to the evangelical doctempted to make resistance, they trine, and to the example of Jesus shall be hanged within twelve Christ. hours afterwards. Against this Although by the edict of the sentence there shall be no appeal, 18th of August, 1762, the Works whatever be their excuse or num
of Voltaire were prohibited even bers.
to those who had obtained regular 3. A thousand reals shall begiven licenses; and although, according as a reward to those who shall in- to the rule , established on this form against any of the authors of point, works prohibited in one the late disturbances.
language ought to be equally proFrom the apparently guarded hibited in another ; it has been manner in which this letter is ex- thought convenient to renew the pressed, and especially the hint prohibition of the Henriade, transgiven respecting the dispute be- lated into Spanish verse by Drs. tween the civil and inilitary autho- D. Pedro Bazar and Mendoza, vities, it may be conjectured that with the prologue, printed at Alais the disturbance was of greater (Gard) in the year 1816. consquence than it appears to The prohibition of the second have been.
class falls on forty-seven works,
as containing a corrupt and revoIDICT FROHIBITING BOOKS.
lutionary spirit. propositions inju. An edict prohibiting books was rious to the Holy Office and to the
Clergy, Clergy, calumnious against true ror, deprarity, and apustacy, wishreligion, bla-phemous, tending to ing, by virtue of the apostolic, idolatry, injurious to Ferdinand 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 re. against legitimate Sovereigns, in- sult from the reading of the works jurious to the doctrine of the holy contained in this cdict, hereby or. sacrament, and filled with satires dain their prohibition; and that against husbands fundoftheir wives. those which are already distributed
in this second class are included over the nation shall be collected: the following works: Principle of they also expressly furbid the readPolicy, applicable to all repre- ing, selling, or keeping in pos. sentative Governments, &c. by session, these books. M. Benjamin de Constant, Counxellor of State ; as containing man.
CONSPIRACY IN BARCELONA. ims 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; an:i-dogmatic, 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
Felix and Paulina ; 01, 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 bud Jistinguished themselves tions ; by Lacroix, translated into in the late war against the usurSpanish; as containing propositions pation of Buonaparte. Just before inconsonaus, subversive of goul its inter.ded eruption, the govern. order, false, reprobate, injuriousment obtained knowledge of the de against the holy office, and con- sign; and the Captain-gen, of the trary to the rights of the church province made public the followand of the overeign.
ing account of the transaction The Comedy Les l'isitandines; “ A horrible conspiracy, which an opera, in two 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 insplicated Generals at Constantinople, as being inLacy and Milans, who,at a former decent.
period had rendered signal serAdele and Theodore, or Letters Bices to their country, was to be on Education : 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. tn overturn the government, to sitions inconsonant, captivus, false, restore the abolished constitution, tending to error, and exciting bad and to deprive me of the authority idens
entrusted to me by the King. The Apostolic Inquisitors of er- l'ut the energetic measures I
qe at the moment when, by forward to co-operate with the are puicular favour of Provi- rangements made by me to assure Cre, I had the first news of the the good order of the state, and to Cerny, hare defeated the rain fulfil the good wishes of the King. prets of the seditious. Pur. I announce with satisfaction to the vnd va all sides, the greater part whole province and to the army, Lane whom public notoriety that the conspiracy having been 1 Darked as guilty, have been discovered, and the principal actors ute,ted The most active search in it having been arrested or pur
sun discover their accom- sued, there no longer remains any
Those who have fled to cause of alarm: and the conspiJuntains, and have found rators only await the punishment Urte a temporary asylum, have which the laws shall award to such Been traced with so speedy a step criminals, after the result of legal 21 they must be overtuiken. In proceedings, which have been alLite set of the painful sentiments ready commenced, and which will : 2 bare aflicted my mind dur- not be of long duration. ntbee days of trouble, I have
*. XAVIER CASTANOS. Da te consolation to see the in- “ Barcelona, April 12, 1817." dants of Barcelona, and those General Lacy, with his principal of the rest of the province, not accomplices, was capitally conv. rearvunce all alliance with the demned by a court martial asseinDa ?NT), but testify a just indig bled near the end of April at Bar'n aanst them, and enter celona. Gen. Milans had not yet
is zeal into the execution of been apprehended. The project *** onders which have been is- of an insurrection seems to have
! to apprehend and punish the been more extensive than at first fa* The conduct of the troops appeared; and it is asserted that Lees of their officers has been three hundred officers were ar
dly praiseworthy. The dis- rested at the same time with Lacy 07 of all the corps has shown as participators in his designs.
if to be deserving of the high- Lacy, after his capture, was credit. Two companies only taken over to Majorca, probably - battalion of the light infan- to prevent any designs in his fa1efTarragona have been deceived your. On arriving there, it was Haurdurd by the second in com.. uncertain whether he would have ..:d. Din Joseph Quer. No undergone the punishment of eier! other has taken part in the death, or have been indulged with cabections, which lasted only for a commutation; but finding hima f* mars.
self upon the beach with only his "Such was the foundation of the escort, he attempted to make his few.weh bospes of those wretched per. escape by flight. The soldiers pur9.9,who, in spite of all their efforts, sued him, and in striving to de. Late pot succeeded in interrupting fend himself, he was killed. Settent the public tranquillity.
PAPAL BCLL. * There is no longer any subject A bull published by the Pope in $alarm All the first autho- the month of April, which respects 1.es of the province hare pressed the property of the church in Spain,
affords affords a strong proof of the accu- guod-will wherewith we ar mulation of wealth in that class, minted in favour of the sato and of the necessity under which the Ferdinand, have admitted the state labours. li is of the follow. plications he had addressed : ing tenor.
and which bave been presenn “Pius, Bishop, Servant of the us by our dear son the Ch. Servants of God.
Antonio de Vargas y Lagun. “ The Ronan Pontiffs, incited Minister Plenipotentiary: yirs. by their paternal love for the whole to these supplications, anu • Catholic flock, have never suffered sidering the enormous experts the Apostolic benignity to be ac. the priie of which we have h... cused of having refused, in seasons sati-faction of seeing an extie.. of distress, to furnish assistance giurious victory obtained, as to the necessities of the State, for religion as the monarchy, even from the patrimony of the in regard to the calamity of Church.
times, we have resolved, for “Our dearly beloved Sonin Jesus weighty causes now enumer... Christ, Ferdinand, Catholic King to modify the dispositions of of Spain, intimatıly united by the Holy Canons. bonds of love and veneration to us, “ Thus, from our certain km and the Huly Apustulic See, in his ledge, and after mature cons. present painful circumstances; ration, making use of the being well prsounded that God niture of the Apostolic power # has committed to the Clergy which we are invested, we gr. alone, the care of minaging the by these presents to the said Ki. proferty of the Church, as had Ferdinand an indulto, that validi, Teen clearly and unanimously pub- freely, and lawfully, he may, du. lished in the declaration of the Fa. ing the space of six years, exac thers assembled in Ror an (vun. but only for the purpose of suc cil, under the Pen'iff Symmachus; couring the royal treasure, the ex thi: Prince has solicited the nrces- traordinary subsidy of 30,000.00 sary power for the purpome of reals from all the property, fruits, meeting the neerusities of his trea. rents, and products, of the Clergy, sury, occasioned by the general as uell regular as secular. agitation of afluirs. And as the “ By these presents ne commis. means and fortunes of the laitysion and authorize our dear Sons, are alreasts oppressed with contes, the Prelates, &c &c. by reason of which ile sad kink " Let no one dare then to oppose Eirikunne has not ventured in the execution of our present act of make new demas ds, he has thougit consession, power, indulto, cım. pr.per to require an annual sumnjaon, mandate, establishmunt, of 30,000 (xo reale, money of that declaration, derogatwin, and will. country, on ecclesia talproperty, And if any one have the iemerity for only « x yer in which time to commit such an attempt, let him the number of pensiins will be know that be incurs lle indig nadiminished, and the salue of the tion of the All Nighty God, and of revenues augmented.
the most blessed Saint Peter and " In con- quence, we, with the Saint Paul, his app stles.
* Done at Rome at Saint Peter, Queen of Etruria, was connected
the 16th of April, in the with these interests. The King,
ear 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. ACEEX OF ETRURIA.
“ Don Pedro Gomez de Labra. It had been mentioned in our dor, his Majesty's Plenipotentiary xunal report of the year before to the Congress, conformably to 1, that certain reclamations had his instructions, endeavoured to fix bres made on the allied powers the lot of the Queen of Etruria, trzne to the claims of the Queen and to regulate other points conhave baruria, and her son the infant nected with the rights of her MaDoru (arks Louis, in re peci to jesty, exerting for that object his e shres of Parma, Placentia, talents and information in so far and Guastalla. King Ferdinand as circumstances permitted. Fi**s now enabled to settle this im- nally, the Duke of Casa Fernan parlant atfair, and at the same Nunez, his Majesty's Ambassador irre to announce the incorporation at Paris, having been charged to
sen to the grand European alli- continue this important negotice by the following official article. ation, has succeeded in bringing
* I be King. on being restored to it to a happy termination. His the terune of his ancestors, could activity and zeal for the bonour Jos taal to take the deepest interest of the King have procured his a the glory of a crown which Majesty the satisfaction of seeing Prsteine had preserved for him, this affair concluded by solemn
tward of the generous efforts treaties entered into with the said * DTUs constancy of his subjects. great Powers, and signed at Paris ho cares uere constantly directed on the 7th, Sth, 9th, and Joth of to the re-establishment of order, last June. By one of these treaud fair the purpose of repairing tics, his Majesty accedes to the acts *** ,of a devastating war. of the celebrated congress at l'i. Inentbelees bis Majesty could not enna, and Spain is incorporated
satbed unless he fully co- with the great European conferaind with the other Powers of deracy. Another treaty sanctions Lose in fixing the basis of a the reversion of the Duchies of rsonal peace, destined henceforth Parma, Placentia, and Guastalla,
srue their sepoee, and the sa- in favour of his Serene Highness pod immunity of their rights. the Infant Don Carlos Louis; and Tx. great work, which was in the surrenıler of the states of Lucca, unted to be the result of the ln. with the stipulated assignments, tus of the congters united for until the said reversion takes place, tu perpee, presented, however, in favour of her Majesty the Serene ur arcuts in these obstacles Infanta of Spain, Queen of Etruria, W3.A were the immediate effect of and mother of the Infant Don the general confusion into which Carlos Louis. feasy and power had thrown the Thus is terminated an affair ests of the different nations : equally complicated and essential mal ske fate of the Infanta, the to the high policy of his Maje-ty,