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tion of the opinion of the Duke of Wellington, are the sole causes of the relief thus afforded France.
In the Chamber of Deputies the minisIn the Chamber of Deputies, on the 8th ters were left in a minority of 89 to 108, on January, the Election Law, consisting of the important question of what we would twenty Articles, was passed by a majority call the Navy Estimates. The minister of of 132 against 100. The main question for that department had calculated upon a grant discussion was, Shall the Deputies be cho- of 50,000,000 of francs. He had already Ben by the electors directly, or shall the appropriated upwards of 48,000,000 ; but great body of electors name a certain num- the commission appointed to report upon ber from among themselves, by whom the the loan recommended 44,000,000, and this Deputies shall be chosen ? By this law sum was carried by the numbers above cit. the Deputies are to be chosen directly by ed. The Chamber has at length finally the electors in one single assembly, as in agreed to the budget by a majority of 47. England. All Frenchmen who have at. The total expenditure of that country is fixtained the age of thirty, and pay 300 francs ed at about £45,000,000 sterling. of taxes per annum, are to be allowed to Jan. 15.-The king has created a large vote.
number of knights of St Michael, for the A royal ordinance, dated the 8th of Jan. purpose of distinguishing men who have uary, contains the following article: “ Every rendered themselves celebrated in literature, Vessel, whether French or Foreign, which science, and the arts, or by useful discovershall attempt to introduce into any of our ies. This does great honour to the king. colonies Blacks for sale, shall be confiscated; It is the only order of knighthood, we beand if French, the captain shall be held in- lieve in Europe, that pays such a tribute of capable of holding a command.”
honour and respect to those who may well The Houses of Lafitte of Paris, Barings be called the benefactors of mankind. of London, Parish of Hamburgh, and Hopes Application it is said has been made by of Amsterdam, have taken upon themselves the French government to our ministers, for the advatice of the loan wanted by France, issuing the usual orders to our settlements, which is 12,000,000 British, or 300,000,000 for giving facility to an expedition under of francs. Report adds, that one half will Mons. Freycinet, consisting of the Uranie fribe required in money, and the other half in gate and a corvette, about to sail from France provisions and clothing. The Gazette de to finish their survey of New Holland. France states, that this loan was finally sign- The price of provisions at Boulogne is ed on the 13th February.
thus given, in a letter from an officer to his On the 9th of January, M. de Serre friend at Christchurch, dated the 5th March. brought up the report of the Committee on A leg of mutton from 7£d. to 8d. per lib. ; the law relative to personal liberty. It is beef and pork, 7d; inferior sorts, 5d. ; a modification of that of last year, and en- poultry very dear ; wild fowl cheap ; a good ables the crown to confine, under specific widgeon or wild duck, from 6d. to 9d. ; a forms, persons suspected of conspiring or pair of very good soles, 10d. which is conattempting the overthrow of the established sidered dear; a turbot, from 8 lb. to 10 16. constitution. After a debate of several days for 2s 6d. or 3s. ; 26 eggs for 10d ; vethis law was carried in the Chamber of De- getables very cheap: all articles of living puties by 136 to 92.
are one-third dearer than in June 1816. In the Chamber of Deputies the debate In the Chamber of Deputies, March 5th, on the law respecting the public journals is 4,000,000 francs were appropriated from terminated. It was voted by a majority of the revenue arising from the sale of the na128 against 89. All the journals of France tional forests for the support of the church. are thus rendered dependent upon the king's On the law respecting the customs, ministers authority, by which any of them may be had a majority of 134. This act is intend. immediately suppressed.
ed to exclude, by heavy duties, the import By the first April 30,000 of the allied of cottons, sugar, and iron. troops, being one fifth of the whole, will The Moniteur of the 22d March contains quit the French territory. The official note the new law relating to bills of exchange, of the four plenipotentiaries of Austria, as passed by the two Chambers, and sancEngland, Prussia, and Russia, declares, tioned by the royal assent. It enacts, that That the high personal character of the the holder of a bill of exchange, drawn on king, and the principles and conduct of his the Continent or islands of Europe, and paypresent ministry, together with the sanc- able in the European territories of France,
whether payable at sight, or at one or more were not permitted to return to their holy days or months, or usages at sight, must duties before a month or six weeks. This demand payment or acceptance within six measure was arbitrary; but during the whole months from its date, on forfeiture of all reign of Napoleon, the name of the Prince claim upon the endorsers, or even the draw. ' de Broglie never once reached the public er, if the latter has made provision for it.
March 26.-CHAMBER OF PEERS. The Duke of Richelieu and the Duke of Feltre were introduced. The former de- The strict prohibition of journals publishlivered to the president his majesty's pro ed in England or the Netherlands, which clamation, conceived in the following had for some time been suspended, is reterms:
newed with great severity, probably on acLouis, by the Grace of God, &c. count of the popular discontent manifested The session for 1816 of the Chamber of at some late acts of the government. The Peers and the Chamber of Deputies is and frequent arrest for political offences is said remains closed.
to be regarded with particular disgust. (Signed) Louis. Letters from Spain of the 4th Feb. state, Thuilleries, March 26, 1817.
that in consequence of a new impost levied The Chamber broke up immediately af- on charcoal at Valencia, which bore very ter the proclamation had been read. hard on the poor in the winter season, the
people murmured, and at last deputed com
missioners to wait on the governor (Elio) Intelligence has been received at Amster- with their complaints. Instead of listening dam, that the Dutch commissioners receiv- to them, Elio put the commissioners in ed the island of Java from the English on prison; the people rushed to arms, and li. the 19th of August.
berated them; and the governor, in his On the 19th of February, at Brussels, turn, was obliged to fly to the citadel. The the Princess of Orange was delivered of a insurgents kept possession of the city all son, who is to take the title of Duke of the 17th January ; but on the 18th, supBrabant.
plies of troops arriving, they were overThe States General have finally rejected a powered, and the governor liberated. He proposition for prohibiting the exportation attempted to put to death some of the riotof grain.
ers without trial, but the judges of the The Dutch papers communicate a mea- High Court of Justice declared, they could sure calculated to injure, if not to ruin, the allow no citizens to be executed without a trade at Antwerp. A toll is ordered to be col- trial. The governor threatened to imprison lected upon all vessels entering or ving the the judges. The citizens were emboldened Scheldt, in addition to the custom-house du- by this vigorous conduct of the judges, and ties. Its weight is represented as incompati- affairs wore so serious an aspect, that Elio ble, not only with any prosperous commerce, posted off to Madrid to lay the matter be but with any other intention than that of des« fore the king. troying it, for the toll is seven times greater The report of some commotions having than the freight of goods brought from a arisen in Valencia, agrees very well with short distance England for instance. The what we know of the present state of popuking has been petitioned for its removal, lar feeling in Spain, viewed in connection and the latest reports give reason to believe with such instances as the following, of the that the application has been successful. cruelty of their semi-barbarous government.
The episcopal Prince de Broglie at Ghent, Pamplona, Feb. 10th. On the 2d, 3d, still occupies the public attention, by refus- and 4th of this month, and in the prison of ing to acknowledge the temporal supremacy this city, the torture was inflicted on Captain of the crown. Shortly after BONAPARTE Olivan, who for this purpose was brought assumed the imperial diadem, this prelate down from the citadel, where he had been ventured to act upon the same principle ; confined during eight months, merely bebut the Emperor, as jealous as himself of cause he was suspected of disaffection to his authority, conveyed orders to M. d'Hou- government. Amidst the most excruciating DELOT, the prefect, and to M. d'ERLA- pangs, no other than energetic declarations BURATH, the general of division, to put the of his own innocence were heard, as well as bishop under military arrest, and to com- of that of more than thirty other officers pose a regiment of the numerous seminarists confined with him under similar circumwho embrace the orthodox tenets of their unbending pastor. This ridiculous scene The English government lately solicited, really took place. The youths
that a field in the neighbourhood of Tarragauches,” in their black robes, were march. gona, in which 300 English soldiers and ed to the place publique ; and, in the pre- some officers fell gloriously defending that sence of an immense multitude, were march- fortress, should not be cultivated, or othered and countermarched, and taught all the wise disturbed, offering to purchase it: but evolutions of military discipline by corporals the city of Tarragona, emulating the feeling and serjeants of the national guard. In the of our government, nobly made a present of . night they were quartered in barracks, and the ground. VOL. I.
“6 un peu
Previous to the 18th Feb. a great number manner : First, a fixed donation to the Ro. of persons had been executed at Madrid, man academy of archeology of 600 crowns. under charges of treason against the person Second, 1070 crowns to found annual prizes, and authority of the sovereign. Nothing and a triennial prize for sculpture painting yet has transpired concerning the fate of the and architecture, which the young artists of unfortunate Arguelles and his companions, Rome and the Roman states only are comwho have been transported to a desert island petent to obtain. Third, 100 crowns to the of the Mediterranean. To those who know academy of St Lue. Fourth, 120 crowns the true character of the present Spanish to the academy of the Lynx ; and fifth, government, it will be no matter of surprise 1010 crowns to relieve poor, old, and inif this notice conclude their history. firm artists residing in Rome.
An edict for the prohibition of certain Foreign papers, dated in March, reckon books, divided into two principal classes, above 800 English families to be resident was published at Madrid on the 2d of in the three cities of Florence, Leghorn, March. In the first are comprehended and Pisa. The number of young English those which are prohibited, even to the per- who are receiving their education in various sons to whom the Inquisition may have schools in Italy may be estimated at 1500. granted licenses or particular permissions ; the other comprises works which are only
GERMANY. prohibited to such persons as have not ob- By the new regulations in the Prussian tained those licenses. The works of the dominions, heavy taxes are to be imposed first class are eight in number, and are pro- upon English goods, while the manufactures hibited as defamatory of the supreme au, of other countries are to be subject to smallthority of the pope and clergy.-I'he second er duties. The continental system seems prohibition falls upon forty-seven works, to have created manufacturers, who are now which are described as full of a corrupt and in danger of being ruined by the competition revolutionary spirit. In this last class, M. of England. De Constant’s Principles of Policy-La A German paper contains the following, Croix's Elements of the Rights of the Peo- as it is asserted, accurate account of the ple-Blanchard's Felix and Paulina-and
Austrian army. Adelaide and Theodore, or Letters on Edu
Infantry, .349,200 cation,-are included.
Light Infantry,mgom. 85,800
20,000 On the 15th of December, a catholic priest proceeded on foot to the cathedral of
Total,aww..530,000 Adria, in Lombardy, and returned thanks The king of Wirtemberg has abolished for having attained his 110th year, without the censorship of the press; and by conciinfirmities or sickness! He was accompani- liatory firmness towards his people, is likely ed by an immense concourse of people, and to become one of the most popular sovechanted the cathedral service in a firm, reigns in Europe. The States were opened manly, and dignified voice.
on the 3d March, at Stutgard, by the king The German papers have brought us a in person, when the project of the new con. document of greater importance than usual, stitution was presented to that body. It in the shape of a new constitution for Sicily. consists of 337 articles, and is highly faThat interesting portion of Europe has lost vourable to the liberty of the subject. nothing by the restoration of the legitimate sovereign to the throne of his ancestors. The king of Naples, unlike his namesake By the latest accounts, the present go, and cousin the sovereign of Spain, has sig, vernment of this country appears to stand nalized his restoration by confirming and on very slippery ground ; and something extending the blessings of a free constitu. more than even all the characteristic prution.
dence and worldly wisdom of Bernadotte The emigration of our countrymen to will be required to support him on the Scans Italy is so extensive, that 400 English fam- dinavian throne.-Stockholm, March 18: ilies now reside at Naples alone.
alarming reports of a political nature have Between 500 and 600 English are now arisen. One Lindhorne, a publican, de. resident at Rome, including branches from nounced, on the 13th, certain seditious the noble families of Devonshire, Jersey, language which he had overheard. The Westmoreland, Lansdown, Beresford, King, affair, of which the object was no less than Cowper, Compton, Dunstanville, Denbigh, a total subversion of the present order of goCarnarvon, and Breadalbane. Thedutchess vernment, has immediately given rise to the of Devonshire gives parties every week, and strictest investigation, and has appeared is a great patroness of the fine arts. sufficiently important to induce all the high
Canova. --The pope had attached to the colleges (or public boards), and deputations title of Marquis of Ischia, which he confer- of the armed force,—the nobility, the citi. red on the sculptor Canova, an annual pen- zens of Stockholm, and the peasants,-to sion of 3000 crowns. This celebrated artist wait on the Crown Prince, and assure him has disposed of this revenue in the following of their fidelity and attachment.
consideration of Congress. On the subject By an ukase of the Emperor Alexander, of finance the president expresses much sathe 'male population of Poland has, with tisfaction. The actual receipts of the refew exceptions, been made liable to the mi. venue during 1816 are said to amount to litary conscription, from twenty to thirty about 47,000,000 of dollars, and the payyears of age. A rescript to the governor of ments to only 38,000,000; thus leaving a Cherson, in favour of the Duchobooze, a surplus in the treasury, at the close of the sect of dissenters from the Greek Church, year, of about 9,000,000 of dollars. The is highly honourable to the humane feelings aggregate of the funded debt, on the 1st and enlightened views of this monarch. January 1817, is estimated not to exceed
110,000,000 of dollars, the ordinary annual TURKEY
expenses of government are taken at less Letters from Constantinople of the 1st than 20,000,000, and the permanent reFebruary state, that the British minister is venue at 25,000,000. The state of the curstill in negotiation relative to the affairs of rency and the establishment of the national the Ionian Islands, of which the divan per- bank are then noticed ; and Mr Madison tinaciously refuses to acknowledge the in- concludes this moderate and well-written dependence. Yet it was not unknown at dooument, by referring to the near approach Constantinople, that General Maitland had of the period at which he is to retire from arrived at Corfu, and had convoked the public service, and with animated expresGrand Senate to pronounce definitely on sions of satisfaction at the tranquillity and the administration or organization of the prosperity of the country. state. If we may credit letters from Vienna, It is pleasing to observe the facility with inserted in the Paris papers, it would seem which useful institutions are adopted, under
that the Porte has to contend with a rebel- the harmony at present subsisting among | lious subject in the person of the Pacha of mankind. The Provident or Saving Banks,
Bagdad, who having been formally deposed which have been established so beneficially by a firman from Constantinople, refused to in Britain, are likely to be soon very generesign his power, and acknowledge his suc- rally resorted to in the United States. The cessor.-It is also stated in the same jour- plan was in progress at Boston before the nals, that the Pacha of Egypt, the most close of 1816, and was countenanced by a powerful of the Turkish governors in the large body of the state legislature. Mediterranean, is preparing to dispute the From the report of the late secretary to sovereignty of that province with the Otto- the treasury, it appears that the gross revenue man Porte.
for the year 1816 amounted to 59,403,978,
and the expenditure to 38,745,799 dollars, America,
leaving an excess of receipts, amounting to 20,658,179, exclusive of the sum in the treasury on the 1st of January 1816.
A bill has been brought into Congress, to The president of the United States trans- prevent citizens of the United States from mitted to both Houses of Congress, on the selling vessels of war to the
subjects of any 4th December, a message by Mr Todd, his foreign power, and more effectually to pre. secretary, of which we can only give the vent the arming and equipping of vessels of general outline. It begins by noticing the war intended to be used against nations in partial failure of the crops, the depression amity with the United States. This bill is of particular branches of manufactures, and supposed to be chiefly directed against the of navigation,-complains of the British insurgents of Spanish America, and to have government for prohibiting a trade between been brought forward through the represenits colonies and the United States in Ameri- tations of the Spanish minister. rican vessels-notices the attack on the Ame- It has been officially announced, that Mr rican flag by a Spanish ship of war, and Monro has been elected president, and Mr the uncertain state of the relations with Tomkins vice-president, for the constitu. Algiers-expresses much satisfaction at the tional term of four years from the 4th of tranquillity that has been restored among last month. the Indian tribes, and between these tribes An act of Congress has passed, by which and the United States-recommends a re- all British vessels entering the ports of the organization of the militia, provision for the United States, from our colonial possessions, uniformity of weights and measures, the are to be subjected to an additional duty of establishment of a university within the dis- two dollars per ton. This proceeding is retrict which contains the seat of government, sorted to, in consequence of the exclusion of an amendment of the criminal law--and the American shipping from our West India suggests, that the regulations which were
islands. intended to guard against abuses in the It has been proposed, in the House of slave trade should be rendered more effectu- Representatives, to reduce the peace estab. al. The expediency of a re-modification of lishment to 5000 men, and also to repeal the judiciary establishment, and of an addi. all the internal taxes. tional department in the executive branch The exports from the United States, for of the government, are recommended to the the year ending 30th September 1816,