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We do hereby command and ordain that the Emperor delivered the following these presents, furnished with the Seal of speech : the State, inserted in the Bulletin of the Laws, shall be addressed to the Courts, “ Gentlemen, Deputies from the DepartTribunals, and other Administrative Au- ments to the Legislative Body. thorities, for the purpose of being inserted " The war again lighted in the North of in their Registers, to be observed and caused Europe offered a favourable opportunity to to be observed by them; and our Grand the projects of the English upon the PeninJudge, Minister of Justice, is charged with sula. They have made great efforts, All superintending the publication of the same. their hopes have been deceived. Their
Given at our Palace of the Thuilleries, army was wrecked before the citadel of the 5th Feb. 1813,
Burgos, and obliged, after having suffered (Signed) NAPOLEON. great losses, to evacuate the Spanish ter
ritory.--I myself entered Russia. The By order of the Emperor,
French arms were constantly victorious, in The Minister Secretary of State,
the fields of Ostrowno, Polotsk, Mohilow, (Signed) Count DARU.
Smolensk, Moscow, Molairadslavitz. The Seen by us, the Arch-Chancellor of the Russian armies could not stand before our Empire, (Signed) GAMBACERES. armies. Moscow fell into our power!
Whilst the barriers of Russia were forced,
and the impotency of her arms acknowParis, February 14. ledged, a swarm of Tartars turned their To-day, Sunday the 14th of February, parracidal hands against the finest proHis Majesty the Emperor and King de- vinces of that vast empire, which they had parted at one o'clock from the Palace of the been called to defend. -They in a few Thuilleries, in grand state, to proceed to weeks, notwithstanding the tears and dethe Palace of the Legislative Body. Sal- spair of the unfortunate Muscovites, burned voes of artillery announced the departure of more than four thousand of their finest vilHis Majesty from the Thuilleries, and his lages--more than fifty of their finest towns; arrival at the Legislative Body. [Here thus gratifying their ancient hatred, under follows the route the procession took.] the pretext of retarding our march, by The President of the Legislative Body and surrounding us with a desert. We tri25 deputies received His Majesty at the umphed over all these obstacles ! Even bottom of the staircase, and conducted him the fire of Moscow, by which in four days to the apartment prepared to receive him. they annihilated the fruits of the labours
The Deputation from the Senate and and cares of four generations, changed in Council of State having taken their places, no respect the prosperous state of my afand Her Majesty the Empress being seated fairs. But the excessive and prematuro on the throne, in front of the Emperor's rigour of the winter brought down a heavy throne, accompanied by Her Majesty the calamity on my army; in a few nights I Queen Hortense, and surrounded by the saw every thing change! I experienced Öfficers of her Household, the Diplomatic great losses ! They would have broken Corps occupied a Tribune to the right my heart, if, under such circumstances, I The Emperor, after having rested himself could have been accessible to any other in his apartment, went to the hall of the sentiments than those of the interest, the Legislative Corps, preceded by his suite. glory, and the future prosperity of my On tbe entry of His Majesty all the Depu- people. On seeing the evils which ties, arose. His Majesty seated himself pressed upon us, the joy of Englandı was upon his throne, the Princes, Grand Dig-great-her hopes had no bounds ; she of nitaries, ' &c. having taken their places ac- fered our finest provinces as the reward of cording to their rank --The Emperor treason--she made as the conditions of being seated, the Grand Master of the Ge- peace the dismemberment of this vast emremonies took His Majesty's orders for pire: it was, under other terms, 10 proopening the Sitting The Prince Vice- claim perpetual war.---The energy of Grand Elector demanded His Majesty's my people under these great circumstances, permission to present to him the Members their attachment to the integrity of the emof the Legislative Corps lately elected, and pire; the love which they have shewn me, allow them to take the oath.- -One of the have dissipated all these chimeras, and Officers called over the names, and the brought back our enemies to a more just oath was taken. This being finished, consideration of things. The misfortunes produced by the rigour of hoar frosts manufactures, and of our interior com. have been made apparent in all their ex- merce, as well as the still constant increase tent. The grandeur and the solidity of of our population. In no age has agriculthis empire, founded upon the efforts and ture and manufactories been carried to a the love of fifty millions of citizens, and higher degree of prosperity in France. upon the territorial resources of one of the I want great resources to meet the expenses finest countries in the world.- It is with which circumstances demand; but by means lively satisfaction that we have seen our of the different measures which my Mipeople of the kingdom of Italy, those of nister of Finances will propose to you, I ancient Holland, and of the United De- shall not impose any new burdens on my partments, rival with Old France, and people." feel that there is for them ne future hope After the Speech, the Sitting terminated, but in the consolidation and the triumph of and His Majesty retired amidst acclamathe Grand Empire. The agents of Eng- tions.- Moniteur, Feb. 15). land propagate among all our neighbours the spirit of revolt against Sovereigns; Eng
Paris, February 13. land wishes to see the whole Continent His Serene Highness the Prince Archbecome a prey to civil war, and all the Chancellor of the Empire appeared on this furies of anarchy; but Providence has de- day, Saturday, the 13th of February, in signed her herself to be the first victim of the Senate, by order of His Majesty the anarchy and civil war. I have signed Emperor and King, for the purpose of prewith the Pope a Concordat which termi. siding at the Sitting. His Serene Highness nates all the differences that unfortunately having been received with the usual cerehad arisen in the Church. The French monies, caused the Concordat, signed at dynasty reigns, and will reign in Spain. Fontainbleau, the 25th of January, 1813, I am satisfied with all my allies : I will between His Majesty the Emperor and abandon none of them. I will maintain King, and his Holiness Pius VII, to be the integrity of their States. The Russians read by one of his Secretaries. sball return into their frightful climate. I desire peace ; it is necessary to the
CONCORDAT. world. Four times since the rupture His Majesty the Emperor and king, and which followed the treaty of Amiens, 1 his Holiness, being inclined to put a terproposed it in a solemn manner. I will mination to the differences which have never make but an honourable peace, and arisen between them, and to provide against one conformable to the interests and gran- the difficulties that have taken place in sedeur of my empire. My policy is not veral affairs concerning the Church, have mysterious; I have stated all the sacrifices agreed upon the following articles, which I could make. So long as this maritime are to serve as the basis for a definitive arwar shall last, my people must hold them. rangement : selves ready to make all kind of sacrifices; Art. 1. His Holiness shall exercise the because a bad peace would make us lose Pontificate in France, and in the Kingdom every thing-even hope and all would be of Italy, in the saine manner and same comprised, even the prosperity of our de- forms as his predecessors.--2, The Amscendants. - America has had recourse bassadors, Ministers, Charge d'Affaires, to arms, to make the sovereignty of her of Foreign Powers, to the Holy Father, flag respected—the wishes of the world ac and the Ambassadors, Ministers, or Chargé company her in this glorious contest. If d'Affaires, whom the Pope may have with she terminates it by obliging the enemies Foreign Powers, shall enjoy such immuniof the Continent to acknowledge the prin- ties and privileges' as are enjoyed by the ciple that the flag covers the merchandize Diplomatic Body, —--3. The domains and crew, and that neutrals ought not to which were possessed by the Holy Father, be subject to blockades upon paper, the and that have not been alienated, shall be whole conformable to the stipulations of the exempted from all kinds of imposts, and Treaty of Utrecht, America will have cre- shall be administered by his Agents or dit from all nations ; posterity will say, Charge d'Affaires. Those which were that the old world had lost its rights, and alienated shall be replaced, to the amount that the new one re.conquered them. of two millions of francs in revenue.My Minister of the Interior will explain to 4. Within the space of six months followyou in the Exposé of the situation of the ing the notification of the usage of nominaempire, the prosperous state of agriculture, tion by the Emperor to the Archbishopricks and Bishopricks of the Empire and King
NORTHERN WAR. dom of Italy, the Pope shall give the canonical institutions in conformity with the official Intelligence from the Russian
Armies. Concordat, and by virtue of this present indulto. The preluding information shall The Commander in Chief of the Armies, be given by the Metropolitan. The six Marshal Prince Kutusow of Smolensk, has months being expired without the Pope presented to his Imperial Majesty the con having accorded to the institation, the Me, tinuation of the Journal of military operatropolitan, or in default of him, where a tions, from the 30th December to the 4th Metropolitan 'is in question, the oldest January (N.S.) which contains as follows : bishop of the province, shall proceed to the Dec. 18 (30).—Major-General Prince institution of the new Bishop, so that a seat Orousoff has, on the 15th (27th) inst. shall never be vacant longer than one year. joined the army, with five complete regi
-5. The Pope shall nominate to the ments, which are under his orders, and ten Bishopricks either in France or in Italy, are intended to complete it. which shall finally be designated by inutual Major-General Ignateef, on the 13th consent. 6. The six suburb bishopricks (25th) instant, caused a battalion of Kone shall be re-established ;-they shall be at rinski infantry, and a detachment of the rethe nomination of the Pope. The property giment of Lithuanian Uhlans, to depart actually existing shall be restored, and from the fortress of Bobrynsk for Lithuania. measures shall be taken for recovering what Dec. 19 (31).-General Count has been sold. At the death of the Bishop states, under date of the 17th (29th), that of Anagni and Rieti, their dioceses shall Lieutenant-Colonel Teninhan, who was ac be re-united to the six bishopricks before Ragnet with his detachment, having rementioned, conformably with agreement ceived advice that a large body of the enewhich shall take place between His Ma- my's cavalry had shown themselves on the jesty and the Holy Father.--7. With road to Tilsit, immediately put himself in regard to the bishops of the Roman states, motion to meet them. He discovered four who are through circumstances absent from squadrons of Prussian hussars, who were their dioceses, the Holy Father may exer- immediately attacked and broken by the cise his right of giving bishopricks, in par-Cossacks. We took from the enemy three tibus, in their favour. A pension shall be officers and fifty soldiers.. Lieutenant-Cogiven to them equal to the revenue before lonel Tettenborn perceiving that the enemy enjoyed by them, and they may be replaced was reinforcing himself with infantry and in the vacant seats, either in the empire, or dragoons, and that he had artillery with in Italy.--8. His Majesty and his Holi- him, retired to Lenken and placed his adness will at a proper time concert with each vanced guard at Upper Erseln. After oc. other on the reduction to be made, if it cupying Gumbinnen and Insterbourg, we should take place, in the bishoprick of took 81 prisoners in pursuing the enemy as Tuscany, and the country of Genoa, as far as Wehlau. The Aid-de-Camp Gelikewise for the bishopricks to be establish- neral Wassiltchikoff reports, that four reed in Holland, and in the Hanseatic de- giments of Don Cossacks had, on the 10th partments.-9. The Propaganda, the (220) inst. united with his detachment. Penitentiary, and the Archives shall be He likewise mentions, ander date of the established in the place of the Holy Fa- 15th (27th), that the Austrian corps under ther's abode. 10. His Majesty restores the orders of Prince Schwartzenberg had his good favour to those cardinals, bishops, parted at Tikotchine, and taken two dispriests, and lay brethren, who have in- ferent routes ; his left wing takes the way curred his displeasure in consequence of of Wisna and Lomza to Ostrolenka, and actual events.- -11. The Holy Father he is putting himself in order to pursue the agrees to the above dispositions, in consi-enemy with all celerity. Col. Joussisoderation of the actual stale of the Church, witsch, whom he has in the meanwhile and in the confidence with which His Ma- detached with two regiments of Cossacks jesty has inspired him, that he will grant and Charkoff's regiment of dragoons on the his powerful protection to the numerous road to Wysokomasowetz, is likewise to, wants which Religion suffers in the times pursue the enemy and keep a communica- ; we live in.
tion with his
corps. (Signed) NAPOLEON. Dec. 20 (Jan. 1).--Lieutenant-General
Pius, P. P.7. Baron Von Sacken reports, under date of Fontainbleau, Jan. 25, 1813.
the 17th (29th), that Major-General Count,
de Liewen, who was marching on Wysso-whence he caused his van-guard to adkolitorsk, had detached Lieutenant-Colonel vance ; which having on the 14th (26th) Minitzki from his corps, who having ad- come up with the enemy, between Rutzaw vanced on Brest Litovsky, occupied that and Polangen, near Buderschelf, beat lown on the 13th (25th), and there made them, and took two Officers and eighty upwards of 100 prisoners. His patrols soldiers. On the 14th (26th), the column extended as far as Biala, Janow, and Dro- proceeded as far as Polangen, where it was gilchene. Major-General Boulatoff, who rejoined by Lieutenant-Colonel Kounitski, was marching by the way of Prougane and -On the 15th (27th), it arrived before Chircheff 10 Kaminitz Letovsk, has, on his Memel. The garrison, after some resistway, picked up about 500 prisoners. He ance, surrendered prisoners of war, to the pushes his patrols as far as Briansk and number of two staff Officers, twenty subalBielsk. The Aid-de-Camp General Was- terns, and upwards of seven hundred solsilichikoff reports under date of the 18th diers. It was thus that our troops entered (30th), that the corps under his orders en- Memel on the 15th (27th). We there tered Tikotchine on the preceding day. found 200 sick, and about 100 of our priThe inhabitants and the clergy, bringing soners. We seized on three armed sloops, bread and salt, came to meet the Russians of the French flotilla, in the harbour; we with transports of joy. The women left likewise took six sloops, belonging to the the houses with their children in the ten- Prussian flotilla, with 30 guns ; 31 vessels derest emotions; the cries of hurra! a belonging to different nations, and a consithousand times repeated, and the name of derable quantity of colonial produce, inHis Imperial Majesty, which reverberated ported by the French. In the town we from all sides, announced the joy with found five pieces of cannon, 900 fusils, 19 which every one was animated. General carbines, i9 pair of pistols, 900 cartridge Wassiltchikoff is meanwhile in pursuit of boxes, 26,000 cartridges, 60 sabres, and the enemy on the road to Warsaw. 19 hussar saddles, three field batteries,
Dec. 21 (Jan. 3).-On the 17th (29th), with five Officers, 84 soldiers, 16 surGeneral Count Platoff detached the Regi- geons, one chariot, 85 horses, and four ment of Dragoons of Negine to go to Bia- | iron boilers. The magazines contain large lystock, by the way of Grodno, under the quantities of all kinds of corn and of branorders of the Aid-de-Camp General Baron dy. The head-quarters of His Imperial de Korff. General Doctoroff, who like. Majesty and the Marshal continued to be wise takes the route to Bialystock, with for some time past at Wilna. -Thus, there the body of troops under his orders, ar- no longer remains an enemy in the whole rived on the 19th (31st) at Wolkawilsk. extent of the frontiers of Russia, and all
Dec. 22 (Jan. 2).--Lieutenant General the former Polish provinces, at this present Paulucci reports, under date of the 18th time under subjection to the Russian scep(30th), that after the occupation of Mit- tre, are evacuated by the foreign troops. tau, he directed Lieutenant-Colonel Kou- -The anointed of the Lord has, withnikski, of the Regiment of Polish Ublans, out doubt, said by inspiration I will to pursue the enemy who were dispersed in not lay down my arms until I have driven the woods, and that this Officer, in march from the Russian soil the enemy who has ing by Granzhoff, Gegary, Martynischki, dared to transgress its limits.”—This proand Okmiana, had taken two Officers and phecy is fulfilled. The only traces of the eighty soldiers prisoners.-On the 9th enemy which are yet perceptible, are his (21st) diito, the Marquis put himself in bones spread over the fields from Moscow march with his column from Mittau to to the frontiers of the Empire ! Trouenburg, where his van-guard, under the orders of Lieutenant-Colonel Sanden, Letter from General Field-Marshal Prince of the artillery, came up with the enemy M. G. Kulusow of Smolensko, to his on the 11th (23d) and defeated him, tak- eminence Ambrosius, Metropolitan of ing 60 prisoners, and making himself Novogorod and St. Petersburgh, dated master of several carriages, taken under Dec. 23, 1812-1fart. 4). requisition some waggons laden with bis- Bestow your benediction on this present cuits, four, and oats; and took about 40 offered by your warriors to the Giver of horses. On the 12th (24th), he arrived Victory, the brave Don Cossacks ; restore at Sehrunden, where the enemy abandoned to God the treasure plundered from his considerable magazines.
On the 13th temples. They have intrusted me with (25th), he was at Upper Barthau, from the duty of transmitting to your Eminence this silver, which was once the ornament General D'York, by the detachment of of the images of the Saints, afterwards the Major-General Dubilsch, whom he at the prey of barbarous robbers, and at length same time instructed to enter into a negowrested from their gripe by the brave Don ciation with that General. Cossacks. The leader of this corps of On the 18th (soth) of this month, Lieut, Cossacks, Count M. J. Platoff
, all his Gen. D’York signed an agreement to rebrave warriors, and myself, wish that this main neutral with the troops under his plate, which in weight amounts to forty command, consisting of thirty battalions of pounds, shall be made into images of the infantry, and six squadrons of cavalry, with four Evangelists, and adorn the Church of thirty pieces of artillery. By this means, the Mother of God, of Kasan, in Peters- Macdonald has not more than about 5,000 burgh. All the necessary expenses of men of all descriptions with him, and casting these holy images we take on our twenty pieces of artillery.-to-Adjutantaccount; your Éminence will' liave the General Wassiltchikoff reports, on the 19¢h goodness to order that able artificers may (31st) Dec, that the Austrian troops conti be employed to fulfil the pious wish of our nue their retreat, having divided themwarriors, by casting these images of the selves into three columns, and directed Holy Evangelists, which they offer in their their march towards Warsaw, and that he zeal for the Temple of God. As soon as is át Menshenin, with his detachment. you shall inform me what the expense will General Count Platoff continues his march be, I will remit to you the money. It towards Ingleburg, with the regiments of appears to me that these images would be Don Cossacks under his command. -Adappropriately placed close to the door of miral TschitschagoÑ has sent in three Rethe sanctuary, and before the great com- ports, all of the 20th inst. (Jan 1). In the munion table, that they may strike the eye first he states, that he had detached Majorof the devout when they enter the tem- General Lanskow from the van.guard with ple. On the pedestal of each of these the Alexandrian and white Russian regi. images must be engraven the following in- ments of hussars, the Livonian regiment of scription :-The zealous offering of the dragoons, and the 3d Oural regiment, with Corps of Don Cossacks. Hasten to erect orders to march to Augustow. In the ser in the temple of God this monument of cond, that he arrived on the 21st inst. (Jan, battle and victory, and while you erect it 2), in the village of Werbalin, from whence say with thankfulness to Providence--the he will proceed in three marches to Inster. enemies of Russia are no more—the ven- burg, and that Gen. Count Platoff marches geance of God has overtaken them on the before the army with his regiments." In his soil of Russia—and the road they have gone third he states, that all the Prussian inhais strewed with their bones, to the utter con-bitants are well satisfied with the approach fusion of their frantic and proud ambition, of the Russian troops, and every where re
The Commander in Chief, Field Mar- ceived them with joy:--Lieutenant-Geshal Prince G. Kutusoff, of Smolensko, neral Baron Sacken writes under date of has laid before His Imperial Majesty the Dec. 21 (Jan.2), that he has pursued Gen. continuation of the operations at War, Regnier's corps as far as the Bug, and that from the 23d to the 29th Dec. (4th to 10th the enemy had lost within that time up. Jan.)
wärds of 1,000 men in prisoners, and an Dec. 23 (Jan. 4). --General Count equal number of sick, whom they bad left Wittgenstein reports, under date the 19th behind at different places. Lieut-General (3184) instant, that in the direction which Sacken, with his corps, is at present be he had taken towards Prussia to act against tween Grannym and Thoren, in which the corps of Marshal Macdonald, he had latter place he has the left wing of his overcome all the difficulties in his way on
on army, the country roads, and come up with the
Dec. 24 (Jan. 5). Gen. Count Wittenemy already at Tilsit. He immediately genstein reports, under date of the 22d inst. surrounded Macdonald's troops of the van Jan. 3), that when the Prussian troops, with his cavalry, and separated him from 10,000 men strong, with 60 pieces of artilthe Prussian troops under the command of (To be continued.)
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