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author of the letter has no authority but his it a duty which we owe to you, to our own assertion for denying the authenticity country, and to God, to declare in the of the chapters in Matthew and Luke, he most public manner, " that they have not, can only say, if Mr. Cobbett pleases, he " and that in their present shape they never will give such authority, and such argu- can,

have our concurrence.” As, howment in support of his assertion, as neither ever, we have, upon all occasions, inculhe nor any man living will be able to inva- cated the duty of loyalty to our Most Gralidate; but this would be only doing what cious Sovereign (the securing whereof, is has already been done before him, and that the professed object of the proposed Ecclein a much better manner than he could pre- siastical Arrangements), so we would be tend to.

always desirous to give you the most conHackney Road, June 8, 1813, vincing proofs, that we are ready, in the ToW. Cobbell.

most exemplary maner, to practise it ourselves. We bave sworn to preserve invio-,

late the Allegiance which every subject PASTORAL ADDRESS.

owes to his Sovereign-we are not accused

of having violated our oaths.- -Should The Roman Catholic Prelates, assembled in any other Oath, not adverse to our religi

Dublin, to the Clergy and Laity of the ous principles, be yet devised, which could Roman Catholic Churches in Ireland.

remove even the unfounded apprehensions Reverend Brothers—Beloved Children- of any part of our countrymen, we would Peace be with you-Solicitude for the Spi- willingly take it. We owe it to our God, ritual Interest of our Beloved Flocks, obliges to be free from disloyalty. We owe it to us once more to suspend the exercise of our our Countrymen, to endeavour, at least, other Pastoral Duties, in order to delibe. to be free from suspicion.-->Upon these rate, in common, upon the present posture grounds, Reverend Brothers, Beloved Chilof our religious concerns. -We hasten to dren, we announce to you the following declare to you, the lively feelings of grati. Resolutions, which, after invoking the tude excited in our breasts by the gracious light and assistance of God, we have unacondescension of the Legislature in taking nimously adopted, viz.-1. That, havinto its favourable consideration the disabi ing seriously examined a Copy of the Bill, lities which still affect the Catholic Body. lately brought into Parliament, purporting With these feelings deeply and indelibly to provide for the removal of the Civil and impressed upon our hearts, it is with the Military Disqualifications under which his utmost distress of mind that we are com- Majesty's Roman Catholic subjects labour, pelled, by a sense of duty, to dissent (in we feel ourselves bound to declare, that cersome points connected with our Emancipa- tain Ecclesiasticalclauses or securities therein tion) from the opinions of those virtuous contained, are utterly incompatible with the and enlightened Statesmen, who have so discipline of the Roman Catliolic Church, long and so ably advocated the cause of Ca- and with the free exercise of our religion. tholic Freedom.- Probably from a want -2. That we cannot, without incurring of sufficient information, but unquestion the heavy guilt of Schism, accede to such ably from the most upright motives, they regulations ; nor can we dissemble our dishave proposed to the Legislature the adop- may and consternation at the consequences, tion of certain arrangements respecting our which such regulations, if enforced, must Ecclesiastical discipline, and particularly necessarily produce. ----3. That we would, respecting the exercise of Episcopal Func- with the utmost willingness, swear (should tions, to which it would be impossible for the Legislature require us so to do) " That us to assent, without incurring the guilt of we never will concur in the appointment Schism-inasmuch as they might, is carri- or consecration of any Bishop, whom we ed into effect, invade the spiritual jurisdic- do not conscientiously believe to be of untion of our Supreme Pastor, and alter an impeachable loyalty and peaceable conimportant point of our discipline, for which duct." And further, " that we have not, alteration his concurrence would, upon Ca- and that we will not have, any correspond tholic principles, be indispensably necesence or communication with the Chief sary. When the quarter is considered Pastor of our Church, or with any person from whence the clauses have proceeded, it authorized to act in his name, for the purmight perhaps be imagined, were we to pose of overthrowing or disturbing the continue silent, that they had our unquali- Protestant Government, or the Protestant fed approbation, on thịs account we deem Church of Great Britain and Ireland, or the Protestant Church of Scotland, as by large gun-boats, and both his barracks. law established.”- -Reverend Brothers- My force consisted of about 430 regulars Beloved Children-the Grace of our Lord and militia, and was divided into two coJesus Christ, and the Communion of the lumns; the right commanded by Capt. Holy Ghost, be with you all-Amen. Jenkins, of the Glengarry light infantry

(Signed) Dublin, May 26, 1813. fencibles, was composed of his own flank [Here follow the signatures.] company, and about 70 militia; and from

the state of the ice, and the enemy's posi

tion in the Old French Fort, was directed OFFICIAL PAPERS.

to check his left, and interrupt his retreat, whilst I moved on with the left column,

consisting of about 120 of the King's regiLONDON GAZETTE.

ment, 40 of the Royal Newfoundland corps, Colonial Department.-Downing-street, and about 200 militia, towards his position June 2.

in the town, where he had posted his heavy Sir George Prevost, in a dispatch dated artillery. The depth of the snow, in some Niagrea, Feb. 27, 1813, acquaints Lord degree, retarded the advance of both coBathurst, that on the 21st of February he lumns, and exposed them, particularly the arrived at Prescott, within a mile of the right, to a heavy cross fire from the batenemy, posted at Ogdensburg, who had teries of the enemy, for a longer period availed themselves of the frozen state of the than I had expected, but pushing on raSt. Lawrence, in that neighbourhood, to pidly after the batteries began to open og carry on repeated nocturnal enterprises us, the left column soon gained the right against posts of communication which were bank of the river, under the direct fire of occupied by the Militia, and to commit his artillery and line of musketry, posted frequent depredations upon the persons and on an eminence near the shore; moving on property of His Majesty's subjects, carefully rapidly, my advance, consisting of the deselecting objects beyond the immediate sup- tachment of the Royal Newfoundland and port and protection of a regular military some select militia, I turned his right with force. In order to put a stop to these the detachment of the King's regiment, and depredations, Sir George deemed it neces- after a few discharges from his artillery, sary to dislodge the enemy from his position took them with the bayonet, and drove his at Ogdensburgh, which was effected in a infantry through the town; some escaping very spirited manner, by a detachment across the Black River into the fort, but under the command of Major Macdonnell, the majority fled to the woods, or sought of the Glengarry light infantry fencibles, refuge in the bouses, from whence they whose report Sir G. encloses. —Sir kept such a galling fire, that it was necesGeorge praises the gallant conduct of Capt. sary to dislodge them with our field-pieces, Jenkins, of the Glengarry Fencibles, and which now came up from the bank of the Lieut. Impey, of the Dundas Militia, the river, where they had stuck on landing, in former of whom lost an arm, and the latter the deep snow. ---Having gained the high a leg. Sir G. warmly recommends them ground on the brink of the Black river opboth for promotion.

posite the fort, I prepared to carry it by Prescolt, Feb. 22. storm; but the men being quite exhausted, Sir, I have the honour to acquaint you, I procured time for them to recover breath, for the information of his Excellency the by sending in a summons, requiring an unCominander of the Forces, that, in conse- conditional surrender. During these transquence of the commands of his Excellency actions, Capt. Jenkins had gallantly led on to retaliate, under favourable circumstances, his column, and had been exposed to a upon the enemy, for his late wanton ag- heavy fire of seven guns, which he bravely gressions on this frontier, I, this morning, attempted to take with the bayonet, though about seven o'clock, crossed the river St. covered with two hundred of the enemy's Lawrence upon the ice, and attacked and best troops : advancing as rapidly as the carried, after a little niore than an hour's deep snow, and the exhausted state (in action, his position in and near the cpposite consequence) of his men would admit, he town of Ogdenburgh, taking eleven pieces ordered a charge, and had not proceeded of cannon, and all his ordnance, marine, many paces, when his left arm was broken commissariat, and Quartermaster-General's to pieces by a grape shot; but still unslores, four officers, and seventy prisoners, dauntedly running on with bis men, he and burning two armed schooners and two almost immediately afterwards was de. prived of the use of his right arin hy a dis- Return of the killed and Wounded in the charge of case shet: still heroically disre

Action of Feb. 22. garding all personal consideration, he nobly Total Loss--1 serjeant, 7 rank and file, rau on cheering his men, to the assault, till killed ; 1 field officer, 2 captains, 5 suexhausted lay pain and loss of blood, he be balterns, 3 serjeants, 40 rank and file came unable to move; his company gal-wounded. lanıly continued the charge under Lieut. Names of Officers wounded. M'Auley, but the reserve of militia not 8th (or King's) Regiments-Ensign Pow. being able co keep up wiil them, they were ell, Glengarry Regiments — Lieut.-Col. compeiled, by the great superiority of the M'Donnell, Capt. Jenkins, and Ensign enemy, to give way, leaving a few on a M‘Kay, Militia --Capt. M'Donnell, and commanding position, and a few of the Lieutenants Impey, M'Lean, and M‘Dermid. most advanced, in the enemy's possession, nearly about the time that I gained the height above mentioned. The enemy he

FRENCH PAPERS. sitating to surrender, I instantly carried Lis eastern battery, and by it silenced an

Continued from page 832.) other which now opened again, and order- tion of General Sorbier, keep our artillery ing on the advance, the detachment of the well provided. We have received inKing's and the Highland company of Mi telligence from Glogau, Custrin, and Stetlitia, under Captain Eustace, of the King's tin. All those places are in good condition. regiment, he gallantly rushed into the fort; - This recital of the battle of Wurtchen but the enemy retreating by the opposite can only be considered as a sketch. The entrance, escaped into the woods, which I General Etat Major will collect the reports, should effectually have prevented, if my which will make known such officers, solo Indian warriors had returned sooner from a diers, and corps, as have distinguished detached service on which they had that themselves. - In the small combat of the morning been employed. I cannot close 22d, at Reitenbach, we ascertained that this statement without expressing my ad- our young cavalry is superior to that of the miration of the gallantry and self-devotion enemy, in equal numbers.- -We could of Capt, Jenkins, who has lost one arm, not take any colours, as the enemy always and is in danger of losing the other. i carries them off the field of battle. We must also report the intrepidity of Capt. have only taken 19 cannon, the enemy havLefevre, of the Newfoundland regiment, ing blown up his parks and caissons; and, who had the immediate charge of the mi besides, the Emperor keeps his cavalry in Iitia under Col. Fraser, of Capt. Eustace, reserve, until it is of sufficient numbers : and the other officers of the King's regi- he wishes to spare it.-(Moniteur, May ment, and particularly of Lieut. Ridge of 30.) that corps, who very gallantly led on the advance, and of Lieut. M'Auly and Ensign Conversation belween Buonaparté and the M'Dovnell, of the Glengarry regiment, as also Lieut. Ganguehen, of the royal engi

Austrian Ambassador. neers, and of Ensign M‘Kay, of the Glen- Buonaparlé, after complaining of the garry light infantry, and of Ensign Kerr, want of assistance on the part of Austria, of the militia, each of whom had charge of in his designs upon Russia, in the late cam a field piece, and of Lieut. Impey, of the paign, says, in answer to an observation militia, who has lost a leg. I was also of Bubna, that he had destroyed the influwell supported by Col. Fraser and the other ence of Austria over the Germanic body. officers and men of the militia, who emu

- I am satisfied with allowing Gerlated the conspicuous bravery of all the many to have a strong organization, and I troops of the line. I enclose a list of the am not disinclined to extend the advantage killed and wounded. The enemy had 500 thereof to Austria. That was a part of

my men under arms, and must have sustained object when I began the war against Russia. a considerable loss.--I have the honour I wished, after having driven the Russians to be, &c. G. MACDONNELL,

northward, to enlarge the Austrian fronMajor, Glengarry Light Infantry, tiers, and strengthen them by mountains

Lieut.-Col. Commanding in the and rivers. Austria may, however, still
Eastern District of Upper Canada. I enjoy the fruit of my good will, if she will

help me to regain those positions which I (True Copy.) Nou FREER, Mil. Sec. possessed before the last campaign. This

US.

assistance is due to me as well for her own things in Europe, wished to provide against advantage as from gratitude. In reality, its being swallowed up thereby. Well

, what has she to fear from me? Have not then, it appears my views are not underI guaranteed the integrity of her Polish pos- stood. I am dealt with deceitfully, while sessions?''

the greatest frankness is shewn in my conBubna." Sire, you cannot blame my duct. You increase my troubles, while I Sovereign for employing his present ascend- have only in view the welfare of Austria. ency to recover his ancient possessions ?" This situation of affairs must end in a crisis.

Buonaparté. -- " Ascendency! That, This convulsion I cannot endure, and woe then, is your secret thought. Do you be to you and to your Austrian Master when lieve that you preponderate as you naturally this explosion breaks forth against you!" should do? Well, I will annihilate that Bubna.-" Sire, we have, in the mean ascendency, should it cost me my last dol- time, shewn that menaces do not frighten lar. M. Bubna, I am not yet down; I am The explosion of which your Majesty still able to make those shed bitter tears speaks, cannot be directed against us.' who have ventured to threaten me, because Buonaparlé.-—“ Ha! you defy me; you I have been unfortunate. M. Bubna, the utter in my presence, against the Emperor sun of Wagram is not yet obscured. My of the French, words which could scarcely genius and the bravery of my troops can be allowed towards an abortion of the Rheyet make memorable days dawn upon me. nish Confederacy! Rovigo, do your duty. ” And, finally, what does your Cabinet Rovigo immediately stepped forward to want ? What does your Sovereign desire ? Count Von Bubna to disarm him; but the Have not I done every thing to tranquillize latter stepped quickly back a few paces, and him as well with respect to policy as to our laid his hand on his sword to be ready to family union? You know I have taken a defend himself. Rovigo, by a wink of the step with regard to the Pope, which had no eye, inquired the pleasure of his Master, other object but to calm the scruples of my who, now more calm, signified to him, by father-in-law. I have not yet, however, a siinilar signal, not to proceed farther. made this step the origin of all the conse- Buonapurlé." M. Bubna," said he, quences which I intend to derive from it.

"I am passionate; I possess all the pride But pressed as I am on all sides by my ene- of the Sovereign of a great and brave namies; receiving from my allies noue of the tion. I have a lively feeling of insults, assistance they owe me; treated in the same and in what you said there appeared somemanner by your Court, from which I had thing offensive. However, though you may a right to expect a very different conduct, I forget yourself, I will not forget what is am under the necessity at present of think- due to the character with which a Soveing only of the defence of my States. I reign, who is my relative and ally, has shall surround the Empress with new splen- clothed you." dour. I shall render her independent of Bubna." Sire, my Sovereign will per. events, and shall assure to her the Empire ceive in my language only the expression of during my absence, or after my death. Yet, what is due to himself.” this is not satisfactory; this benefit is re- Buonaparlé.--"Do you know, M. Bubna, jected, and far from assisting me, I have that to-morrow I can make peace with Rusbeen insulted by demands irreconcilable sia, if I re-establish Prussia, and even enwith

my honour. I have sacrificed to you large her? If I place a Russian Prince on the crowned Empress Queen, the woman the throne? What in reality have I to who, nexi to the present Empress, was the fear from Russia ? She is too distant from nearest to my heart. I wait only for the niy States for me to sear her as a power: coronation of the present, in order that she and what would become of Austria, were I may take her titie. What can I do more? to permit Russia to extend herself towards We live no longer in the times when trou- the Danube? Let me hear what you have blesome Queens might be strangled. Doubt-to say on this point.' less, it is not desired, that I should make Bubna.-" Either that your Majesty them all vanish? The thought shocks me, does not know your own situation, or that when state policy requires such actions ; but you are pleased to give me a view of it the necessity has not yet been demonstrated which you have not yourself."

Since I have united myself with Buonaparlé. -" You then believe me to your master's dynasty, I have wished to be in a very critical state (here he turned animate it with new vigour. I have, in about to the Duke of Bassano). You see amalgamating it with the new order of what this senseless babbler must ever be (such are the delicate expressions which his fered enough; I wish for peace; I wish for Majesty uses). You know not my strength, it sincerely. It depends on your Court to my resources; and because I have found it give it to Europe. Let only my enemies necessary to fall back to my old positions, cease to rely on your neutrality, or your you begin already to think that my throne co-operation. Let not your Court permit totters. In consequence of such hopes, English emissaries to sow divisions on the which have not the slightest foundation in Continent. Lord Walpole-his presence probability, you slumber in the midst of in the states of a Sovereign, who is my danger, and are blind to my power."

to me.

father-in-law and ally-is a scandal which Buonaparte then accuses Bubna of acting astonishes all Europe-which France relike a spy in France, and goes on to say

luctantly sees. That Lord Walpole must “I would have been in Petersburgh had be publicly dismissed. The Empress parit not been for the unseasonable coid which ticipates in my sentiments. Go to her, she my army had to sustain. I was, however, expects you-then write to your Court." overcome by the elements only. The weather deranged all my calculations ; every thing else has, however, happened just as I

PRUSSIA. foresaw it. If your Emperor had support, ed me, he would have saved me much blood Berlin, May 18.- Authentic statement and many tears. If your Master will sin of the movements of the corps of General cerely unite with me, we still can restore Von Bulow, of the 17th May :tranquillity to the world, and realize the “ According to certain intelligence reproject of a general peace, which is the ob- ceived, the corps of Lieutenant-General ject of all my meditations, the end of all my Von Bulow, which by the enemy's maefforts : It is supposed that I love war- næuvres from Torgau had been forced to that is a mistake. The evil which it pro- make a retrograde movement, is again going duces makes my heart bleed. Before the to act on the offensive, and will, with its commencement of a campaign I have always full force, protect the line of defence which offered peace, and have always again be extends down to Magdeburg, and protect stowed it upon my vanquished enemies. Berlin.- - The Russian corps of observaIn a week I shall have 300,000 men. Ition, under General Count Woronzow, still will go to Magdeburgh. Your Emperor continues in its strong entrenchments before may on his part give me his hand at Erfurt, Magdeburg and Kupsup, the communicamake a flank movement with two hundred tion with General Bulow. Under these thousand men, and assist me in delivering circumstances there can be little cause of the North of Europe from the Barbarians fear for the capital, and more especially as that ravage it. We must unite the chain his Royal Highness the Crown Prince has of civilization. Should he deny me his as- landed at Stralsund, and will, jointly with sistance, I will perform the great work the other Swedish corps which had previwithout him. It will' of course cost me ously landed, and are already in part armore time, and I shall have to sacrifice rived at the Lower Elbe, operate strongly more men, which will wring my heart, against the enemy. but this time I will put the old Dynasties Last Saturday the following publication out of condition to give me farther uneasi- was posted up here: ness. I have been too long indulgent with *66 The theatre of war on which the grand them. I have replaced them when I had armies are combating being removed furcast them down. There must be an end of ther off from Berlin, yet the local situation that. Your Master must either be my of this metropolis being near the river, the enemy or my confederate."

passages of which are in part in the enemy's Bubna.—" Well, Sire

hands, prudence renders it necessary, alBuonaparlé.- Ah! I understand you, though there is no immediate danger, to Mr. Ambassador ; you unrol your fag, and remove such articles, the transport of shew us war with all its horrors. Well, which, at a moment of less tranquillity, you shall have war."

would be attended with difficulty, and reBubna." Sire, we fear it not. I shall quire means and strength which might then write, then, to my Court, to prepare for it. be employed to better purpose. The

(Napoleon cast a look of astonishment, police cannot, therefore, form any disquietand after some moments of profound silence ing ideas from this fundamental measure, proceeded).

which merely arises from the local situation Buonaparlé."No! Humanity has suf- of Berlin.---Lieutenant-General Von Bu

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