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* See the secret instrućtions of Talleyrand to Andreossi on his arrival in England as Ambassador from the French Republic.—RevoluTio NARY Plut Aach, art. And off.
VOL. VIII, F admiration
that when the Republicans were in pursuit of the English King Charles upon English ground, the Bloodhounds joined in the chase, and ran round the tree when he was hiding in the oak.” [Here follows a copy of the subfidiary treaty entered into between Citizen Du Verrie, Chef de Brigade, on the part of the French Republic, and his Majesty Cesario Snarl, King of the Blood-hounds, Captaingeneral of the Bull-dogs, and Protector-general of the Canine race in Hispaniola, on the other part. The treaty is in the usual form, and stipulates for an effective subsidiary force of five thousand Bloodhounds, the same to be incorporated with the French army in St. Domingo, to be commanded en chef by French Generals, but to be led by their own immediate officers. There are clauses also, stipulating for the maintenance and pay of the subfidiary troops, their term of service, &c.] . Extračt of a Letter from. Citizen De Monceau, Chef de Brigade, to Citizen Le Clerc, General in Chief of the French Army in St. Domingo, dated Gonaives, 1 oth Frimaire, Year I 1. “ CITIZEN GENERAL, “ON the 2d instant, the detachment under my command was attacked by a force of five hundred Negroes, under the command of General Dessalines in person. At the first onset, the Repúblican troops were thrown into some confusion; but they soon rallied, and repulsed the enemy with great vivacity. The confusion was produced by the irregularity with which my orders for a charge upon the enemy's line were executed. This was however entirely owing to the circumstance of the charging force being partly bipedal and partly quadrupedal, the latter confisting of the new troops from Hispaniola. I have fince accustomed the 29th Light Brigade to manoeuvre upon all fours with the 2d heavy Caliine Battalion. I have also ordered the tails of such - - - of of the Canine heroes as have fallen in battle, to be cut off and attached to the Republican troops. The result is, they now charge with more precision, and manoeuvre with more uniformity. “I have the honour to be, &c. (Signed) “ DE MONCEAU.” Extraćt of a Letter from Citizen Vatteville, General of Division, to Citizen Le Clerc, Commander in Chief of the French Forces in St. Domingo, dated Port au Prince, 7th Ventose, 11th Year of the French Republic, one and indivisible. “At daylight yesterday we were alarmed by a report of a mutiny in the Canine garrison at St. Marc. I immediately ordered a detachment of Republican troops and the light company of Bow Wow's brigade to march for that place. Upon their arrival, they found the garrison in great confusion; but their presence soon restored tranquillity. Upon inquiry into the cause of the affray, it appears that Mademoiselle Helene, a little Canine female attached to Capt. Du Chien's company, had been carrying on for some time an intrigue with a young Lieutenant in the Canine Legion stationed at St. Marc, and had eloped with him to that fort. The fight of so much beauty inflamed the whole Canine garrison, as much as that of her namesake of old did the Trojan and Grecian army at the fiege of Troy. The contest was not less bloody, but not so tedious. The Lieutenant fell in defence of his mistress, and many of his corps were killed or wounded. Mademoiselle Helene narrowly escaped with her life; she has been, however, secured and sent back under an escort. I find the Canine troops are as amorous as the Republican, and full as delicate in their amours. I beg leave to recommend to you Don Basio Grumble, who greatly distinguished himself as second in command of the Canine Legion, as a worthy candidate for admisfion into the Legion of F 3 Honour.