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resignation, with which your Royal High- portant occasions, the sentiments of Westness has submitted, for so long a time, to minster are in unison with those of the neglect and reproach as humiliating as un- whole country. deserved, even to the very verge of acqui- “Permit me to add, that there can be no escence in calumnies the most foul, scan- doubt that the refusal of Parliament to endalous, and false. Your Royal Highness tertain the question, only originated in a was compelled, at length to vindicate your conviction that my innocence stood above own honour, inyolving that of your Royal all suspicion, and an apprehension that Daughter, our future Sovereign. And we Parliamentary interference might delay the congratulate your Royal Highness on the restoration to my daughter's society, so magnanimity and wisdom which prompted universally desired." you to demand, in the face of the Nation, from the two Houses of Parliament, that COMMON COUNCIL OF LONDON ADDRESS justice to which the most humble is en

AND ANSWER. titled, “ either to be proved guilty or The Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Comtreated as innocent."

mon Council, presented their Congratula“ We are firmly of opinion that those tory Address to the Princess of Wales, who advised the separation of a beloved and upon Her Royal Highness's complete and affectionate daughter from such a mother, happy triumph over the late foul and atrohad any thing in view rather than the good cious conspiracy against her life and how of the illustrious object of your Royal High- nour. They left Guildhall a little before ness's warmest and best affections, or of twelve o'clock, and proceeded through the country over which she is destined to Fleet-street, the Strand, Pall-mall, st. rule.

James's-street, and Piccadilly, to Kensing“ But we are unable to express our grief ton Palace. In Pall-mall the populace and astonishment, at the cruelty, injustice, gave several cheers when they came oppoand insolence, with which your Royal site Carlton-house. The Lord Mayor, Highness's Appeal was withheld from Recorder, Sheriffs, Town Clerk, City

-s, or at the cold and re- Remembrancer, Chamberlain, and Law luctant reception it met with from a Officers, attended. We also noticed the Majority of the House of Commons; and following Aldermen :-Ald. Combe, Thowe assure your Royal Highness, that upon mas Smith, John Joseph Smith, Domville, this, as upon most other occasions, the Wood, Goodbehere, Heygate, and an unsentiments of that Majority are no usually large attendance of the Members of ways in conformity with those of the peo- the Common Council. Mr. Waithman, ple; and we flatter ourselves your Royal the Mover of the Address, accompanied Highness will not, from so inadequate a Mr. Alderman Thomas Smith. The procriterion, estimate the feelings of a loyal cession arrived at Kensington a little before and generous nation. We ardently hope two. The Address was read by Mr. Rethe treatment your Royal Highness has re- corder. The Princess delivered her anceived will deeply imprint on the mind of swer with great dignity and feeling. The every thinking man, this great, this indis- Lord Mayor, Recorder, and Aldermen, putable truth-that without an honest House kissed hands, after which Mr. Waithman of Commons, justice can no more be en- was introduced, when Her Royal Highsured to the highest than to the lowest in- ness, in a clear and distinci manner, dividual in the land.

so as to be audible to all present said, “ We assure your Royal Highness, that "I am very glad to see you; I feel regard for our Country, as well as for that highly grateful for the interest you have deference we bear your Royal Highness, taken in my honour and happiness; I will make us ready at all times to give am sure, neither I nor my daughter will your Royal Highness proof of our attach- ever forget it." All the Members of the ment and devotion, and of our anxious Court had the honour of kissing her Royal solitude for your welfare, happiness, and Highness's hand. Her Royal Highness honour.

afterwards conversed with Mr. Alderman “ (Signed) ARTHUR MORRIS, High Bailiff." Wood, Mr. Alderinan Heygate, Mr.

Waithman, and Mr. Favell; she observed, Answer of Her Royal Highness. " that she felt very much agitated at forst; “ I return you my sincere thanks for the but I hope you will make great allowance regard towards me so kindly expressed in for my situation, and my not speaking the this Address. Upon this as on other im- language perfectly." The procession re

turned in the same manner. The day was Illustrious Family with whom you are so very unfavourable, owing to the rain and intimately allied, approach your Royal the dirtiness of the streets ; but, notwith- Highness, to offer our sincere congratulastanding, the streets were crowded, and a tions on the signal and decisive triumph large concourse of people had assembled in your Royal Highness has recently obtained. Hyde Park and Kensington. The whole “ We have witnessed with horror and was conducted with the greatest order and indiguation the odious and wicked conspiregularity.Her Royal Highness took racy which, by malice the most inveterate, the same route in travelling as on the former has for so many years been directed against occasion. She left Montague-house about your life and holur; and we beg to assure half past ten o'clock, in her travelling car- your Royal Highness, that while we hold riage, attended by Lady Charlotte Lindsay in the utmost abhorrence acts so base and and Lady Charlotte Campbell, and pro- atrocious, we cannot sufficiently express our ceeded by cross roads over Battersea Bridge, admiration of the dignihed forbearance and and arrived at Kensington Palace at half magnanimity which your Royal Highness past eleven. The procession arrived at has manifested under a persecution of such the Palace at ten minutes past one. The duration, and aggravated by circumstances same regulations were observed as when the so trying and afflicting. Address of the Livery was presented. The " During the whole of this most arduous Lord Mayor was shewn into the anti Draw. conflict, we have never ceased to regard the ing-room, and the others remained in the dangerous situation of your Royal Highness grand Drawing-room till they had all left with feelings of the most lively sympathy, their carriages, - which being done, it was and we have beheld in the fortitude and announced to the Princess, when she enter- firmness of your Royal Highness, conviction ed the grand Dining-room from a back Anti- the most decisive of the unblemished rectiroom, attended by Mr. St. Leger, her Vice- tude of your conduct, which not only dared, Chamberlain, Ladies Charlotte Lindsay, but courted the most rigid investigation; Charlotte Campbell, and Ann Hamilton, and greatly as we lament that your Royal her Ladies in waiting, and Miss Garth, her Highness should have been compelled, by bed-chamber woman. Her Royal High- any combination of events, to claim to be ness took her station on the right side of the considered as innocent, or proved to be upper end of the room. The Lord Mayor, guilty, yet we feel with your Royal High&c. were then admitted into the room, when ness that the period had at length arrived they bowed respectfully. When the Re- when forbearance would have ceased to have corder had read the Address, he gave it to been a virtue. the Lord Mayor. His Lordship presented

“ We cannot, therefore, sufficiently. ap. it to the Princess, and she handed it to her plaud the wisdom and firmness displayed Vice-Chamberlain. After the Corpora- by your Royal Highness in demanding, for rion had retired, her Royal Highness went the more public vindication of your own to the windows of the dining and drawing- honour, that of your illustrious consort, and rooms, and at the balcony on the first floor, the safety, peace, and happiness of these and was received with great applause by the realms, an open inquiry into the base populace assembled on ihe grass plat. Her charges of your Calumuiators, or an unquaRoyal Highness had a select party to dinner lified admission of your innocence. at ihree o'clock, and at half past six set off

“ We sincerely offer to your Royal on her return to Blackheath.

Highness our heartfelt congratulations on " To her Royal Highness the Princess of dark and detestable a conspiracy, supported

your complete and happy triumph over so Wales.

as it was by subornation and perjury; and " The Loyal and Dutiful Address of the we are most grateful to your Royal High

Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Con- ness for the proofs we have received in so mons of the City of London, in Com- firmly defending your own honour, of the mon Council assembled.

anxiety you feel for the welfare and happie “ May it please your Royal Highness, ness of these kingdoms-this conduct affords " We, his Majesty's most dutiful and to us the surest pledge of the blessings we loyal subjects, the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, may expect from your Royal Highness, and Commons of the City of London, in when it shall please Providence to place Common Council assembled, deeply inte- your Royal Highness, with your Royal rested in whatever concerns the honour and Consort, on the British Throne; and we happiness of your Royal Highness, and the most ardently hope, that the painful recol

years.

lection of your past sufferings may be lost and peaceable demeanor in this new and in the pleasing enjoyment of an unrestricted afflicting aspect of public affairs. They intercourse with your Illustrious Daughter, assure their countrymen the merit of their the Princess Charlotte, and that she, with present and past obedience is not unknown out the same painful occasion to exercise to their beloved Monarch, who, though them, may inherit, all the virtues of her overwhelmed with cares and sickness, will Royal Mother, and afford us the consoling shortly be in a situation to give them fresh hope, that taught to venerate the free prin- proofs of his paternal regard. The Comciples of the British Constitution as the best mission have been honoured by accounts protection for innocence and security against from the Sovereign, dated Amberg, the oppression, she may, should the period ever | 18th of March. His Majesty was then arrive when she may be called to preside proceeding to Ratisbon. All loyal Saxons over the destinies of this Empire, uphold may rely on this intelligence. The Moand maintain our liberties, and reign in the narch will return. In the meanwhile they hearts of a free, happy, and united people.

recommend submission to the course of “ Signed, by Order of Court, events. Circumstances may render it ne" HENRY WOODTHORPE.' cessary for the French General to withdraw

his troops from the city, to meet the foe at Answer of Her Royal Highness. other points ; in which case the Russians "I receive with the greatest satisfaction may be received and provided with quarthe congratulations of the City of London; ters and refreshments. It cannot be deemno branch of the House of Brunswick can ed criminal to yield, when resistance would ever forget to whose exertions chiefly it be destruction. The Commission exhort owes the Throne of those realms, and I their fellow-countrymen not to suffer themhave now peculiar reason to know the value selves to be seduced from their allegiance. of the Constitution which those exertions So foul an act would justly efface the merit purchased, because I have found it a sure of all their sacrifices during the last ten protection when I had no other defence.

The extraordinary situation in which I Dresden, March 28, 1813. was placed compelled me to come forward in behalf of my honour and my lise. I have been rewarded not only by the

GERMANY, universal acknowledgment of my innocence, but by testimonies of affection from a loyal Proclamalion of General St. Cyr to the Inand high-spirited people, which I shall

habitants of the New Departments. gratefully remember as long as I live. INHABITANTS -I learn with the deep

" At the present moment I am rather est regret, that evil disposed men, agents disposed to dwell upon this pleasing cir- of the enemy, have mingled among all cumstance, than upon any recollection of a classes of your population, and seduced less agreeable kind. The trials, however, many to break that oath of allegiance which which I have undergone will, I am conf. they had taken to Napoleon the Great, on dent, produce one good effeci---they will the union of these departments with the confirm in' my Daughter's mind that attach- Empire of France. Chimerical and absurd inent to the Constitution which she already as the hopes are which these men have held cherished, and impress her more and more out, they appear to have had but too much with the conviction, that no station can be success. In frantic terms they have exsecure except in a free country: it is both horted you to seize the opportunity of the interest and the most sacred duty of an breaking your chains; and confide impliEnglish Monarch to watch over the liber- citly to the promises of avowed enemies for ties of the people.”

the realization of a happiness, which can alone be conferred and secured to you by

the great Monarch who now sways the scepOFFICIAL PAPERS.

tre of France. Reflect by whom these pro

mises have been made; by a nation of barPRUSSIA.

barians, whose army, beaten in every enProclamation of the Saxon Commissioners. counter, was preserved from annihilation,

and its kingdom froin conquest and de(Continued from page 672.)

struction, solely by the premature rigour gulate the affairs of the kingdom, recom- of a season for which we were unprovided. mend to their fellow-citizens an orderly They have followed our steps into Ger

many; and have every where endeavoured ter with which the general Disturber bound to sow the seeds of disunion. Dreading a Germany, after dismembering her, and renewal of the war in Russia, they seek, even obscuring her ancient name, can 02 allies in Germany, who will assuredly be longer be tolerated, as it is the effect of come their victims, and be abandoned, on foreign constraint and of foreign influence. the first movement of the armies which are It must be dissolved.---Their Majesties now organizing throughout the provinces of will only give protection while the German France. Recal to mind the acts of those Princes and nations are engaged in comwho now entice you to rebellion. Remem. pleting the grand work.Let France, ber in what manner they have abandoned who is beauteous and strong through hers you on former occasions, and ask yourselves self, occupy herself, in future, in prowhat support they are likely to afford you. moting her internal welfare! No foreign The vanguard of the Russian army has only power intends disturbing it--no hostile crossed the Elbe to plunder and destroy, power shall be sent against her' rightful and has retired on the approach of our frontiers. But be it known to France, that troops.

The forces of that power have ad. the other powers are solicitous of conquervanced with a temerity which will not ing lasting tranquillity for their subjects, escape chastisement. The first battle will and that they will not lay down their arms, be the signal for the garrisons of the for- until the foundation of the independence tresses they have left in their rear, to sally of every European state has been establishout and cut off their retreat. The first deed and secured. In the name of their feat will be to them annihilation; too hap. Majesties the Emperor of Russia and King py if the remains of their armies are per- of Prussia. mitted to return by capitulation. Prussia

Prince KUTOUSOFF SMOLENSK, has been compelled to unite with the ene Field Marshal and Commander in Chief of my. Her conduct merits as much pity as

the Allied Army. contempt. But she will be the first to Head-quarlers, Kalisch, 13th (25th) abandon the alliance she has formed. From

March, 1813. England do you expect succours ? Alas: what nation ever confided in her friendship that escaped ruin. Banished from the

FRANCE. Continent, the woes of the nations that in

IMPERIAL DECREE. habit it are regarded by her with exul

Palace of the Thuilleries, March 25, 1813. tation!Inhabitants ! Return to your homes, resume your occupations, and be Napoleon, Emperor of the French, &c. assured, the armies that are now hasten- We have decreed and do decree as follows: ing from the interior will quickly drive the

-Art. 1. The Concordat, signed at Russians into iheir own country.

Fontainbleau, which regulates the affairs (Signed) Cara Sr. Cyr, General, &c. of the Church, and which was, on the 13th Olterberg, April 2, 1813.

of February, 1813, published as the law of the State, is obligatory upon our Arch

bishops, Bishops, and Chapters, who Russian Address to the Germans.

shall be bound to conform to it.2. As While the victorious warriors of Russia, soon as we shall have nominated to a vaaccompanied by those of His Majesty the cant Bishoprick, and communicated such King of Prussia, his ally, appear in Ger- nomination to the Holy Father, in the many, His Majesty the Emperor of Russia, forms prescribed by the Concordat, our and His Majesty the King of Prussia, an. Minister of Worship shall send an account nounce th the Princes and nations of Ger- of such nomination to the Metropolitan, many, the return of liberty and inde- and if the nomination be a Metropolitan, pendence. They only come with an in to the oldest Bishop of the Ecclesiastical tention of aiding them to reconquer those Province. -3. The persons whom we inalienable benefits of nations, and of af- shall have nominated, shall appear before fording powerful protection, and lasting the Metropolitan, who will make the presecurity, to the regeneration of a venerable scribed inquiries, and address the result Empire. These two armies, trusting of them to the Holy Father.-4. If the in God, and full of courage, advance, person nominated should be under any echoping that every German, without dis- clesiastical exclusion, the Metropolitan will tinction, will join them, &c.---The Con- immediately inform us of it; and in the federation of the Rhine, that deceitful fet- case where no reason for ecclesiastical exclusion exists, if the appointment is not ficers, non-commissioned officers, and primade by the Pope, within six months from vates of the American army, and with a the notification of our nomination, accord- loss on their part of nearly the like number ing to the 4th Article of the Concordat, in killed and wounded. For the details of the Metropolitan, assisted by the Bishops this affair, which reflects the highest credit of the Ecclesiastical province, shall be on Colonel Proctor, for the promptitude, obliged to give the said appointment. gallantry, and decision which he has mani5. Our Imperial Courts shall take cogni- fested upon this bccasion, I beg leave to rezance of all the affairs known under the fer your Lordship to his letter to Majorname of appeals, as abuses, as well as of General Sheafte, herewith transmitted. those which may result from the non-ex

I have also the honour of transmitting to ecution of the laws of the Concordat. your Lordship 'returns of the killed and 6. Our Grand Judge shall present a pro- wounded on our part, and of the prisonery jet for a law, to be discussed in our coun

taken from the enemy, the latter of which, cil, to determine the proceedings and pe- your Lordship will not fail to observe, more nalties applicable in these matters.

-7. than exceeded the whole of the regular and Our Ministers of France and the Kingdom militia force which Colonel Proctor had to of Italy are charged with the execution of oppose to them. Major-General Harrison, the present decree, which shall be inserted with the main body of his army, consist in the Bulletin of the Laws.

ing of about two thousand men, was re(Signed) By the Emperor, NAPOLEON. ported to be four or five days march distant (Signed) By the Minister

from Brigadier General Winchester's diviSecretary of State, Count Daru. sion, advancing in the direction of Detroit.

-I think it not improbable that, upon hearing of the disaster of this division and

the loss of the supplies, he may commence AMERICAN WAR,

his retreat; but should he persevere in his Downing-street, April 22, 1813.

endeavours to penetrate further into the MiA Dispatch, of which the following is a chigan territory, I feel the fullest confidence copy, was this day received by the Earl in the skill and bravery of Col. Proctor Bathurst, one of His Majesty's Principal, and the troops under his command, for an Secretaries of State, from Lieutenant-Gen. effectual resistance to every attempt of the Sir George Prevost, Bart. Governor Gene-enemy in that quarter. A small detachral and Commander in Chief of the Forces ment' from the royal artillery, at Fort in North America.

George, with the light infantry company of Quebec, Feb. 8, 1813. the 41st regiment, have marched to reinMy Lord, -I have the honour to con- force Detroit; they are to be replaced on gratulate your Lordship upon the signal the Niagara frontier by troops now in mosuccess which has again attended His Ma- tion from Montreal.

-I have the honour jesty's arms in Upper Canada.-Briga- to be, &c. dier-General Winchester, with a division

(Signed) GEORGE Prevost. of the forces of the United States, consist. To the Right Hon. Earl Bathurst, doc. &c. ing of upwards of one thousand men, being the right wing of Major-General Harrison's

Sandwich, Jan. 25, 1813. army, thrown in advance, marching to the Sir,--In my last dispatch I acquainted attack of Detroit, was completely deseated you that the enemy was in the Michigan on the 22d January last, by Colonel Proc- territory, marching upon Detroit, and that tor, commanding in the Michigan territory, I therefore deemed it necessary that he with a force which he had hastily collected should be attacked without delay, with all upon the approach of the enemy, consisting and every description of force within my of a small detachment of the 10th Royal reach, Early in the morning of the 19th, Veteran Battalion, three companies of the I was informed of his being in possession of 41st regiment, a party of the Royal New- Frenchtown, on the river Raisin, 20 miles foundland Fencibles, the sailors belonging from Detroit, after experiencing every reto the Queen Charlotte, and one hundred sistance that Major Reynolds, of the Essex and fisty of the Essex militia, not exceeding militia, had it in his power to make, with five hundred regulars and militia, and about a three-pounder, well served and directed six hundred Indians; the result of the ac- by Bombardier Kitson, of the royal artiltion has been the surrender of Brigadier - lery, and the militia, three of whom he General Winchester, with five hundred of had well trained to the use of it. The re,

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