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to swerve in the smallest degree.- He but he would not hesitate to say, knew the principles, and was well aware merous assemblies of men, bound by oaths of the political causes which placed that of secrecy to certain political points, as also branch of the Family to whom he had enjoined to a conditional allegiance towards the honour to belong on the throne of their Sovereign, were highly unconstituthese realms; and if the change of political tional, and decidedly treasonable. events, both interior and exterior, were He hoped, therefore, that this rumour taken into consideration, could any one would prove incorrect; for if he were cerdoubt how different would be the conduct tain of the existence of such an evil, he and system adopted and advised by those should feel it his duty to notice the event very illustrious individuals, this day ?- more seriously in another place, and to He felt moșt grateful to His Majesty, for hold up projectors and abetiors of such a the persion conferred upon him, as he tragedy to the execration of the public; well knew, that without his paternal nay, more, as objects lit to be exposed for recommendation he could never have ob- public example. tained it; but he also was sensible, Little more remained for him to .comthat he was equally indebted to the ge- ment upon, except to express to the Noble nerosity of the people, for enabling His Visitors his cordial acquiescence, with that Royal Father to make him that grant : advice which had been so kindly, so ably, and he therefore, both from duty and gra- and so energetically, urged to them by the litude, felt himself alive and bound to at- Noble Chairman, and so emphatically, tend to their interests as a şervant of the warmly, and conspicuously, seconded by public; a part of which he conceived him his illustrious relative. Here he could not self now faithfully executing, coming for resist complimenting the English Roman ward, as he did, on the present occasion, Catbolics on the firm, temperate, and manly and candidly stating his opinion of this manner in which they had conducted themgreat cause of religious liberty. ---Stand-selves upon a recent occasion. This would ing as he did then, within those walls, ever reflect immortal honour upon that where not long ago, he had been elected, body, while it would tend to convince, saby the generous and unanimous vote of tisfy, and, consequently, to tranquillize, the a body of men, their head (Grand Mas- reflecting part of the community at large, ter of Free and Accepted Masons), a as to the sincerity, liberality, and inde body no less conspicuous for their tried pendence of their professions, more than loyalty, consisting in their allegiance to the eloquence or arguinents of their mose their sovereign, and their dutiful submis- enlightened orators in the cause: he, theresion to the laws of their country, than known fore, hoped that the Irish Catholics would for the liberality and conciliation of their follow so bright an example, as by firmsentiments, whose first principle ever was, ness, calmness, temperance, good humour, and is, the acknowledgment and mainte- patience, and perseverance, they must rest Dance of the inherent right of man, to wor. assured of their ultimate and iriumphant ship Cod according to the dictates of his success. own conscience; at whose meetings all to- His Royal Highness then concluded with pics of polemic controversy are therefore thanking them for their patient hearing, strictly excluded, as well as those of any and drank all their healths. political tendency, it was impossible for him to pass unnoticed a report which had gone abroad, and which he trusted might
OFFICIAL PAPERS. prove unfounded, of the establishment of Orange Lodges in this metropolis.
HELIGOLAND MAIL. He did not mean to inflame the public mind, nor to pass a personal censure on
(Continued from page 864.) any individual; but he wished merely to and punished.The Director General of caution gentlemen from hastily entering into Police, a. society, or from unthinkingly joining an
"D'AUBIGNOSE. association, which, if once formed, would Hamburgh, May 31. " prove as dangerous to the country and constițution as any that could exist, not to de- Hamburgh Papers to the 30th of May nominate it by a severer epithet.
have been received. They contain the folNo one felt more than he did, the im- lowing accounts of the battles of the 19th, portance and advantage of public meetings, 20th, and 21st.
Berlin, May 22.- This moment (11 in the public the particulars of a new great the forenoon) we have received the follow- victory for the sacred cause. ing intelligence from our grand army:
The Royal Military General for the Wurchau, near Bautzen, May 20.-The Country between the Elbe and the accounts respecting the enemy have for Oder. some days past coincided in the following
(Signed) L'ESTOCQ. reports, that Gen. Lauriston's corps, about Berlin, May 22, 12,000 'strong, is in motion against our right Aank, by making a large circle, by Berlin, May 22.--An official report from the Luckow and Hoverswerda road, and Gibersdorf, between Golzen and Dahme, that it is followed at a day's march by Mar- dated the 23d inst, at eleven o'clock at shal Ney; with a force of eighteen thou- night, states as follows:- That the enemy sand men. It was accordingly resolved to had taken his position between Luckau and march against General Lauriston, engage, Dahme, and pushed his patrols to Dahmsand defeat him before supports could reach dorff. The corps was strong, and was in. him; General Barclay de Tolly received tended to push forward into the Mark of directions for this purpose, and he accord- Brandenberg, but the arrival of the Russian ingly, in the afternoon of the 19th, made a corps, and the approach of Bulow and birbrisk movement forward to Konigswerder, stal's corps, have prevented their designs. whilst Gen. Von Yorck marched through -Two days ago the Russians captured Weissig to join Gen. Tolly's corps. The 100 of the enemy near Dahme, and id-day Russians fell in with the enemy at Konigs- he suddenly broke up, directing his march wertha, and after a strong dispute forced towards Upper Lusalia. At this moment the town with irresistible force by the bay. he is four German miles from us, the single onet, took 10 cannons, and put the enemy patrols being already returned from that totally to the rout. Meanwhile Gen. Von distance. It is supposed that the sudden Yorck had fallen in with a strong detach- retreat of the enemy proceeds from liis de. ment of the enemy not far from Weissig. sign of joining the grand army. The corps The battle was here extremely obstinate, of Generals Bulow, Borstel, and the Rusand it soon appeared that we had to do with sian General Harpe, which are collected three divisions of 'Marshal Ney's corps, near to Bareuth, will march early to-mor. being the very same that were supposed to row, partly in pursuit of the enemy, and be still at some leagues distance. The partly to take a position near Wittenberg. Prussian troops, though much inserior in - Every attempt of the enemy to ap. numbers, sustained this glorious combat proach the capital has been frustrated; and, against such superior force until night, and indeed, it was rather a demonstration than kept possession of the held of batile, It an attempt. Thus the French corps which was this courageous resistance only that ren- had passed the Elbe, and by which it was dered it possible of fully attaining the pro- at first dreaded that a diversion would be posed end of driving Gen. Lauriston's corps made on Berlin, has so suddenly again entirely out of the field.- - This morning, withdrawn towards the Elbe, is in a great as the enemy had retreated during the night, measure to be attributed to the speedy asthe corps of Generals Barclay and Von sembling of the Landstrum of the Circles Yorck have again moved nearer to the army: of Beskow and Storkow, who are animated The result of this day, exclusive of the 10 by the best spirit, and who to him appear pieces of cannon taken, is 1,500 prisoners, so formidable. besides a General of Division and a General Altona, May 24.-Last night and this of Brigade, and the total destruction of an present day have passed very quietly. enemy's coluion of 9,000 men, as likewise Berlin, May 25.- The following letter the annibilation of the enemy's long-famed from an eye-witness 'of the battle of the plan with which his other inovements stood 20h and 21st instant; has been officially jn connexion. The courier who brings imparted to us : us this intelligence states, that on the day 6. On the 20th, at noon, the enemy atbefore yesterday it came to a general battle tacked the combined army in its position at near Baunzen, and that at his departure Bautzen; but his efforts, although they from thence, which was at half past four were directed against single points, and o'clock in the afternoon, every thing was with a great superiority of force, were of going on as well as we could wish. Our no effect, and the united army remained in troops fought like lions, and we hope, with their position during the night from the 20th God's assistance, very soon to lay before to the 21st. On that day, at 4 2. m, che
battle commenced on our left wing with and their strength must be reserved for great spirit. But the attack made by the more important purposes. enemy on this side, as it afterwards appeared, was merely a feint. Gen. Miloradovitsch, under whom Gen.
NORTHERN WAR. manded the light troops, had the command Puris, June 8. On the 1st of June of the left wing, under the Duke of Wir-General Lauriston was at Breslau. His temberg. Some time afterwards the Majesty the Emperor was at Newmark. battle was renewed with still greater impe- The army is abundantly supplied, preserves tuosity towards the centre, where the ariil. an exact discipline, and all the corps are lery in particular had great effect, and all animated with the best spirit. It was the enemy's attacks were repulsed. Gene- thought, with reason, that measures so ex, ral Lauriston's corps now appeared, and travagant as that of the Landsturm, could endeavoured to surround our right wing, not be executed in a civilized country, and but was detained. As General Barclay de that the proprietors themselves would opTolly was posted at Gottamelde to observe pose it. This has happened. There have the enemy, till General Kleist's corps, and been no excesses in this part of Germany, Klux and Roeder's brigade fell on the rear but those which have been committed by of the enemy, and by a close cartridge fire the Russians. They have left in that coun. caused great destruction, and forced him to try, traces of their friendship, which the retreat; but by detaching these brigades, inhabitants would willingly have dispensed Gen. Von Blucher's position on the heights with.—Letters from Hamburgh of the of Kirckwitz was weakened, and the mo- Ist of June inform us, that since the enment was seized by the enemy to attack this trance of the French into the city it has encorps with a great superiority, before it joyed perfect tranquillity. The inhabitcould receive any support.-General Vonants who had fled to the neighbouring Blucher, therefore, found himself obliged to towns were eager to return home. Tettenfall back to a position at a small distance in born and the Russians had retired across his rear, in order to join General Yorck, the Elbe, and dared not wait the arrival of .who formed his reserve. -Meanwhile, our troops..
-Letters of the 2d, announce counteract this disadvantage, our left wing the arrival of the Prince Christian, in Normoved considerably forward, and took some way. His journey had been kept so secannon and provisions from the enemy. cret, that the official journal stated Holstein The intended purpose was thereby attained, to be his destination. We hear, that since the enemy being deterred from pressing his arrival, the army and the country have any further on our right wing. Night put been placed under his immediate orders. an end to this battle, which had lasted two Puris, June 9. Her Majesty the Emdays, and the enemy so much blood. The press Queen and Regent has received the allied army drew up again in the greatest following news from the army, dated order, and ready for battle, near Weissen- May 30. berg, at a small distance from the field of A convoy of artillery of 50 carriages, battle. We have lost neither artillery which left Augsburg, quitted the route of nor prisoners, excepting a few who were the army, and proceeded from Augsburg severely wounded, On the other hand, to Bareuth, The enemy's partisans attacked we have taken both artillery and prisoners the convoy betweeu Zwickau and Chemfrom the enemy, and many of his cannon nitz, which occasioned the loss of 200 men, were dismounted. A battalion of Wur- and of 300 horses taken, 7 or 8 pieces of tembergers, who were to have stormed a cannon, and of several carriages, which battery at Krickurtz, came over to us, as were destroyed. The pieces have been relikewise did a part of the Saxon troops. taken. His Majesty has ordered an in
We cannot state the number of the loss quiry to be made, to know who took upon on our side or that of the enemy, but the himself to change the roule of the convoy, enemy has lost in the proportion of three to Be he a General or a Commissary of War, one more than us, as the ground, the supe. he ought to be punished with the rigour of riority of our artillery, and the valour of military law—the route of the army having our troops, gave us the advantage over him been ordered from Augsburg by Wurtzin all his attacks. Our reserves of the burg and Fulda.-General Poinsot, comcentre and the left wing, among which ing from Brunswick with a regiment of cawere the flower of the Russian troops, and valry, 400 strong, was attacked by 7 or their artillery, did not come into the battle, 800 men of the enemy's cavalry, near
Halle. He was made prisoner, with 100 | Report to His Highness the Prince of Neufof the men : 200 are returned to Leipsic. chalel, Major-General of the Army. -The Duke of Padua is arrived at Leip
Monseigneur,-I arrived about six in the sic, where he is collecting his cavalry to evening, with my 13th division, at Hoyesrclear all the left bank of the Elbe.
werda. All the information of the pea
sants assured me, that the enemy were in : Her Majesty the Empress Queen and the town, and I marched with precaution Regent has received the following intelli- My advanced guard not perceiving any vi. gence of the situatiot of the armies on the deite, entered the town during a violent 31st of May, at night. The Duke of storm of rain. The first detachment of Vicenza, the Count Schouvaloff, and Ge- light horse, cominanded by one of my offneral Kleist, had a conference of eighteen cers, had already galloped through different hours, at the convent of Wahlstadt, near streets, without meeting any one, when on Liegnitz. They separated yesterday, the reaching the square, the squadron of Bava yoth, at five in the afternoon. The result rian light horse which followed, perceived is not yet known. It is said, that the prin- and fell upon iwo squadrous of Cossacks, ciple of an Armistice is agreed upon, but occupied iu loading bread. Several of those it appears that they are not agreed upon who were on horseback made their escape; the limits that are jo forch the line of de- but all the rest were sabred or cut to pieces marcation. On the 31st, at six in the i derived from this affair, 7 officers, a Maevening, the conferences recommenced on jor, a Captain, 5 Lieutenants, and three the side of Striegau. -The head-quarters Prussian officers (not one escaped), 61 of the Emperor were at Neumarkt, Those Cossacks, and upwards of 90 horses. of the Prince of Moskwa, having General
Signed) Marshal Duke of Reggio. Lauriston and General Regnier under his
Hoyerswerda, May 27. orders, at Lissa. The Duke of Tarentum and Count Bertrand were between Jauer and Striegau. The Duke of Ragusa was
Report to His Highness the Prince of between Moys and Neumarkt. The Duke
Neufchatel, uc. of Belluno was at Steidau, on the Oder. Monseigneur,-The enemy came to atGlogau was entirely relieved from the tack me in the position of Hoyerswerda, blockade. The garrison has been con- where I am, and where I am detained, exstantly successful in its sorties. The pecting the division of Gen. Gruyere. place has still seven months provisions left. The enemy arrived from Senftenberg by the
On the 28th the Duke of Ragusa hav- two banks of the Schwarz-Elster. . His first ing taken a position at Hoyerswerda, was attack took place about eight o'clock, by attacked by the corps of Gen. Bulow, from Bergen and Neuwiess, where his cavalry 15 to 18,000 strong. The battle began; drove back my advanced posts ; and about the enemy was repulsed at all points, and the same time I was attacked on my left on pursued for the space of two leagues. The the line of Narditz, where the enemy.dereport
of this affair is subjoined. -On the ployed 30 pieces of cannon. I was yet 1214 May Lieut. Gen. Vandamme got pos- ignorant of the side on which the principal session of Wilhemsburg before Hamburgh. attack would be, and I was obliged to di
On the 24th, the head-quarters of the vide my men between these two points. Prince of Eckmuhl were at Harbourg. Se- The 14th division formed its squares on the veral bombs had fallen in Hamburgh, and plain of Narditz under a very warm fire of the Russian troops appearing to evacuate artillery, to which mine replied with effect. the city, negotiations were opened for the -The enemy perceiving the uselessness surrender of the place. The Danish troops of his efforts on this side, carried bis forte made common cause with the French.- to the right bank; he debouched columns of There was to be on the 25th a conference infantry, cavalry, and cannon. My artitwith the Danish Generals to arrange the lery, very advantageously placed, then put plan of operations.--Count de Kaas, Minis- these columns to the rout, and, beating the ter of the Interior to the King of Denmark, pas de charge, General Pacthod drove back and charged with a mission to the Emperor, this Prussian corps a good way beyond Eerhad set off to repair to head-quarters.
To be continued.)
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(898 SUMMARY OF POLITICS.
ed in my last number? Not only were we
at peace with Sweden when those odious : TREATY WITH SWEDEN. -At the con- calumnies were circulated through this clusion of my article upon this subject, in country; not only, according to our law of the last number of my Register, I express- libel, were those calumnies libellous; not ed my extreme delight at that part of this only were the publications, if true, libellous treaty, which, in so ample a manner ac- in the eyes of our law of libel; but, as we knowledges His Royal Highness, Berna- now find, as we now have it stated from dotte. to be the legitimate heir to the Swe- the lips of Lord Castlereagh himself, those dish Crown and Dominions. If any thing publications were false, describing as being could have added to this delight, it would every thing that was infamous, a Personage have been a passage in the speech of Lord whom we now find to possess almost every Casilereagh, made in the House of Com- princely virtue in the highest degree.mons on the 18th instant, touching the Why, then, were not these atrocious cicharacter of His Royal Highness. The lumniators called to account, and punishsubject of debate was the treaty with ed? It surely must have been owing to Sweden, of which treaty, it being the act some oversight in the Attorney General, or, of the Ministers, the Whigs, of course, it is impossible that libels of such unparaldisapproved. His Lordship, in the passage leled atrocity could have wholly escaped above alluded to, is reported to have said, without notice.-Men have been punishahat, certain jealousies appeared to existed for what were deemed libels against the with respect to the Royal Personage, com- Emperor of Russia, the late Queen of manding the Swedish army; that, however, France, and other Sovereigns ; nay, Mr. his Lordship was perfectly convinced, that Peltier was tried and convicted, under the the greatest reliance might be placed on the Attorney-Generalship of Mr. Perceval himhonour of that Royal Personage; that the self, of a libel on Buonaparte, and he Crown Prince had acted a most honourable escaped a jail only by the breaking out of part towards both France aud Sweden; the present war. Well, then, we were at that, as far as he could go without injury peace with the King and with the Crown to the honour and interests of Sweden, he ince of Sweden, when those atrocious had gone, in showing his attachment to his calumnies were published against them, native country, and to his former patron; and, therefore, I again must express my but that, the moment the real interests of surprise, that the calumniators should have Sweden were assailed by France, he proved, wholly escaped the animadversion of the by his conduct, that, in his breast, fidelity law.---The escape, however, of these towards the people who had chosen him to contemptible wretches, these time-serving govern then, triumphed over every other slaves, is a very trifling consequence, when feeling ; that, as to his former conduct, his compared with the above cited manly and Lordship had never heard any thing to his most interesting declaration of Lord Castledisadvantage, but, on the contrary, that, reagh, upon which I cannot refrain from while he commanded in the arınies of making a few short remarks.- His LordFrance, his conduct was perfectly laudable. ship clears His Royal Highness the Crown
Now, reader, I beseech you to ob- Prince of all imputation of ingratitude toserve, that these are the sentiments of the wards France and Buonaparté. This is a Prime Minister in the House of Commons, point which I shall not much dwell upon, and that they are, in fact, the sentiments not professing to be so well acquaiuted with of the English Ministry, and the English the facts as his Lordship appears to be. Government. What, then, ought to be But, with respect to His Royal Highness's said and done to the vile wretches, those lively sensibility to the honour and interests pestiferous scribblers, who calumniated of Sweden, this declaration of his Lordship His Royal Highness in the manner exhibit- cannot fail to convince all men of sense, that