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for the interest of the State, and that the IMPERIAL DECREES.
most severe morality should puriiy and
ennoble all their affections. PARIS, March 31.
“ The second act is a decree which THIS day at three o'clock the Prince unites the Venetian Provinces to the king
, Cambaceres, attended the Senate, where, Majesty's States will receive, in consebeing received with the usual ceremony, quence of this disposition, that degree his Seiene Highness ordered the Secre- of importance and lustre, which the glotary of the Senate to read the decree ry of its founder had reason to hope. by which he was authorised to preside at the sitting. His Serene Highness fers the Throne of Nanlés upon his High
"By the third decree, his Majesty conthen pronounced the following speech: ness Prince Josephi
, and his legitimate “ Gentlemen--At the moment when heirs male. He reserves to this Prince France, uniting in intension with you, the rights assured to him by the constisecures its happiness and its glory, in
tution of the Empire, in providing laws, swearing to otey our august Sovereign, that the Crown of France and that of your wisdom has foreseen the necessity
Naples shall never be united upon the of co-operating in every part of the sys. same head. This glorious recompence tem of hereditary Government, and to
of the services of Prince Joseph, and his establish it by institutions analogous to constant and pious affection for the its nature. Your wishes are in part
head of his iamily, shall be for you, fulfilled, and will be more so, by the
gentlemen, the subject of a lively satisdifferent acts that his Majesty the Em faction; and how much more active peror and King his pres ribed to me will not this sentiment become in consefor your sanction. Hence you will grate. quence of the elevation of a Prince, the fully receive these new testimonies of object of your love and veneration, his conadence in the Senate, and his when you are informed, that his elevalove for his people ; and, conformably tion will not put an end to our connec. to his Majesiy's intentions, you will tions with him; and when you know, hasten to inscribe them upon your re that the new King of Naples is to pregisters. The first of these acts is a sta serve with his Crown the title of Grand iute, containing every thing concerning Elector! the civil constitution of the Imperial " Relative to the third and fourth de. House, in prescribing the duties of the crees—one decrees the cession of the Princes and Princesses who compose it, Duchies of Cleves and Berg, in their full towards i he Emperor. The fundamen sovereignty, to his Highness Prince Mutal principles of this important family rat; the other confers the Principality law announce how much his Majesty of Guastalla on her Royal Highness has it at heart, that the dynasty of which Princess Paulina, and her spouse, Prince he is the founder, should perpetuate the Borghese. The military glory of Prince happiness of France, and fulfil the sub Murat, the splendour and importance of lime hopes of which it is the object. It his successes, his public and private is particularly for the interest of nations, virtues, will interest every Frenchman that Princes' be educated in a manner in the just reward that he has obtained, superior to other men. The honours and render his authority dear to his which they receive from their infancy new subjects. The safeguard of an im. are calculated to give more authority portant part of the frontiers of his Mato the examples of submission and vir- jesty's empire, will be entrusted to this tue, which is the principal debt they Prince. Can his Majesty place it in owe to their country. The accomplish worthier hands? You had appreciated ment of their high destinies also requires, the merit of Prince Borghese, even bethat they should be placed, almost from fore your decrees had naturalized him their birth, under the inspection of the
among us. His conduct in the last Father of the Empire, in order that his campaign has given him new claims to iş ilance may direct their inclinations your esteem and the public confidence.
" The fifth decree transfers, in its From these motives, the propriety of complete sovereignty, the principality which is incontestabie, other advantages of Neufcbatel to Marshal Berthier. This arise, which will be easy in their appliaffecting proof of the Emperor's good- cation ; and, which, I believe, it will will for an old companion in arms, and be superfluous to analyze. Such Gentle. for a co-operator, as intrepid as intelli- men, is the profound basis upon which gent, cannot fail to excite the sensibility his Majesty wishes to establish the of every good heart, as it will be a mo great political system, the idea of which tive of joy in every well-informed mind. was inspired into him by Divine Providence.
“ The sixth decree regards the re. In securing the happiness of the present union of the countries of Massa Carrara, generation, in preparing the greatness and Carfagnana, to the principality of of the future race, his Majesty is incesLucca. In fine, Gentlemen, the seventh santly adding to those sentiments of decree establishes three titles in the love, admiration and respect, which you states of Parma and Plaisance, the splen- feel in common with the rest of the dour of which will be maintained by French nation.” considerable revenues, to be appropriat THE MESSAGE OF THE EMPEROR AND ed to that purpose, in these countries,
King. consistent with his Majesty's order. By [The first three paragraphs are only the effect of similar reservations in the a repetition of a part of the preceding decrees relative to the states of Venice, discourse; the conclusion is as follows ;] the Kingdom of Naples, and the princi “ We have thought proper, under pality of Lucca, his Majesty has created these circumstances, that several obli. recompences worthy of them, for several gations, and some burdens, which were of his subjects who have rendered signal borne by our crown of Italy, should be services in the war, or who have contri- defrayed by the King of Naples, and the buted in eminent offices, in any distin- Prince of Lucca. guished manner, to the good of the state. " We have also found means to conIt is the Emperor's wish, that these ciliate the interests, the diginity of our titles should become the property of throne, and the sentiment of our gratithose who receive them, and that they tude, for the services which have been shall enjoy the right of transmitting them rendered to us in the civil and military. in the male line to the eldest of their line. Whatever may be the power to legitimate descendants,, as a monument which Divine Providence and the laws of imperial munificence and the just mo. of our people have elevated us, it is not tives that excited these rewards. sufficient for the recompence of so many
“This grand conception, Gentlemen, heroes, or for the acknowledgment of and the secondary measures that accom the numerous testimonies of love and pany it, shall make known to Europe fidelity which our person hasexperienced. the estimation that his Majesty attaches “ You will perceive, in many of the to the exploits of the brave men who dispositions which will be transmited to seconded his labours, and to the fidelity you, that we have not solely abandoned of those whom he has employed in the ourselves to the sentiments of affection direction of affairs of importance. This with which you have been penetrated, disposition offers at the same time po and to the happiness of doing good to litical advantages that will not escape
those who have so faithfully served us : your foresight. The habitual splendour we have been chiefly influenced by the which surrounds meneminent in dignity, grand idea of consolidating social order, gives them with the people an authority together with our Throne, of which it is of council and example, which the the basis and foundation, and to create Monarch can sometimes advantageously points of correspondence and support to apply to increase the authority of the this great Empire. This attaches itself public functions. On the other hand, to our dearest wishes, to that to which the same men are the natural interces we have devoted our whole life, the sors for the people at the Throne ; it is greatness and prosperity of our people. therefore consistent with the good of " Given at our Palace of the Thuilthe state, that by the stability and splen- leries, March 30. 1806. dour of their situation, they shall be rais (Signed)
“ NAPOLEON. ed above every vulgar consideration
Secretary of State, H. B. Maret,"
The marriage of the Prince of Baden ready usurped, and to sit down upon with the Princess Stephanie Napoleon the throne of Constantine. He will was celebrated on he sth April. On the soon burst upon Turkey, and for this Sunday following, there was a grand pa purpose he is collecting a large army rad; a concert, and illuminations, and a in Dalmatia; 45,000 men are already grand ball at the Palace, in honour of assembled there. But Turkey will not the marriage: The Senate have sent fall without a blow; and though the disdeputations to the Princes Josepbi, Nu- turbed state of her provinces, and the rat, and Borghese, to congratulate them licentious character of her soldiery, foron their new dignities.
bid our expecting that she can herself In addition to the net potentates to
make eflectual resistance to the French be created by the Emperor, it is said, troops, yet Russia will not suffer her to he has determined that the Senator fall an easy prey. Aware of the inten. Beauharnois, father of the above prin. tions of Bonaparte, the Emperor Alex. cess Stephanie, and brother of Colonel ander is taking the necessary precauBeauharnois, M. dame Josephine's first tiors, and has already seized a very imhusband, is to be the chief of the Helve. portant post. By the 23d article of the tic republic for life, with the title of Treaty of Presburgli, the Mouths of the Landamman, and to be succeeded by the Cattaro are to be ceded to France--the Prince of Baden, and successively his is. French troops were on their march 10 sue by Madame Stephanie.
tuke possession of them, but the RusOn the 20th April Admiral Ville. sians were beiore hand with them, and reuve, who along with some other naval appearing suddenly betore the Bocca di French officers, had been allowed to Calabro, summoned the Austrians to come to France on their parole, arrived surrender it--the Austrian Commandant at Rennes in Normandy, where he pro. immediately gave it up, alledging that posed to rest a few days, being unable he was not strong enough to defend it. to continue his journey to Paris. On The Bocca di Calabro is situated in the morning of the 23d, he was found a small province, which goes by the dead in his bed at the hotel there, hav. name of Bocca di Cattaro, (the mouth ing, according to the reports circulated, of the Cattaro.) This province lies put an end to his existence with a pis. south from Dalmatia, and west of Ragutol. The cause alledged was his dread to The country is surrounded on the face the Emperor, who had expressed north by the confines of Ragusa, on the the strongest disapprobation of his con. east and south by Turkish Albania, and duct in leaving Cadiz to risk an en on the west by the Adriatic Sea. It counter with Lord Nelson's feet. The formerly belonged to the Venetians, and Captains Infernet and Lucas of the Re- within these few years to Austria, but doubtable, had been introduced to the
was added to the kingdom of Italy by Emperor at St Cloud, who compliment- the treaty of Presburg. The chief town ed them on their gailant behaviour in gives name also to a Bay of Cattaro, the battle, but said that certain other which is likewise in the possession of commanders should be brought to their the Russians. merited punishment by a Court martial.
The Russians have likewise taken Lucas modestly told Napoleon he could possession of the strong post of Castel have taken the Victory had he been pro. Nuovo, where and at Cataro they have perly supported.
a force of 30,000 men. They have On the 30th April, the Earls of Elgin been joined by vast bodies of the Monand Yarmouth, and several other Eng. tenegrins, and have fortified all the paslish gentlemen, arrived from Verdun at ses and strongholds with entrenchments Paris, preparatory, as was supposed, to
and a great quantity of heavy artillery, their liberation.
so that ihe enemy will find a formidable TURKEY.
opposition to their progress in this
quarter. Whilst Bonaparte is parcelling out The Adriatic Sea is likewise comGermany and lialy, his restless eye is pletely blockaded by the Russian and fixed upon another source of plunder English fleets. Admiral Bailley, Comand partition. He is ambitious of ad- mander of the Russian squadron, has ding another diadlem to those he has al. issued a proclamation, stating that all
ships which shall attempt to enter or Nero, leaving their whole artillery become out of the ports of Venice, Trieste, hind them, a 12 pounder and a howitzer, Fiume, &c. shall be seized as lawful as the first part of the bulletin informs prizes. This measure has occasioned At Lago Nero the Neapolitans had the utmost distress to the trade of these made arrangements for a brave opposiports, where a great number of French tion, but the French troops entered the transports are also blocked up.'
place in the face of a tremendous fire of The occupation of Cattaro and Castel cannon and small arms. A great numNuova by the Russians has highly of ber of prisoners are said to have been fended the French Emperor. It is aver.
made, but the number is not stated; red that General Brady, with an Aus and the fact seems to be, that the Nea. trian garrison of 2000 men, gave up politans carried off their artillery, and Cattaro to 300 Russians, in consequence effected their retreat in good order, of which Bonaparte has demanded in the It is, however, by no means certain most peremptory manner, that Austria that the Calabrians have yet been disshould compel the Russians to evacuate persed. According to the last accounts, that important position ; and in order to the Prince Royal of Naples had his enforce this demand, the French have head quarters at Cosenza, in Calabria ; taken possession of Braunau, on the Inn, in which province, at the head of a few the fortifications of which they are regular troops, aided by the levy en masse, strengthening.
he kept at bay the French divisions The recent movements of the French which had been detached to reduce that on the Austrian frontiers, and the rein- quarter of the kingdom, forcement of their corps in B varia,
The Prince of Hesse, who commands have created much uneasiness at Vienna. in Gaeta, has replied to a third sumOn the arrival of a courier from Berthier, mons, that he will defend the place, as the French Minister at Vienna commu.
becomes a soldier of hovour, to the last ocated to the Imperial Cabinet the de- extreinity.
He has dispersed among termination of his master to retain pos- the French troops printed papers, in session of Braunau until the affairs of one of which he says"Remember that Dalmatia were adjusted. Prince Schwart Gaeta is not Ulm, and that the Prince zenberg was immediately dispatched to of Hesse is not Mack!” Emulating his Paris, with a strong remonstrance on heroic example, an Irish ,OHcer, has, this violation of the treaty of Presburg. according to the Dutch papers, with a Mr Wood, an English messenger, was
few troops, thrown himself into Civitelrobbed of his dispatches, and murdered, la del Fronte, which he is determined on his way from Constantinople to Vis to defend against the French to the last enna, about 90 miles from the former extremity. The Royal Family of Naples place, by a banditti said to be from Ro. had taken measures to retire to Malta melia.
in case of necessity.
Finding some dificulty in extinguishITALY.
ing the loyalty of the Neapolitans to After all the vaunting of the Moni. their rightful Sovereign, King Joseph teur, the Corsican King of Naples (that has authorised the mild and merciful Mas. is to be) has not yet succeeded in sub sena to establish Military Commissions duing either the arms or the affections for the trial of the disaffected whereusr of his subjects (that are to be). The he shall think proper. Against the deci. army in Calabria, so far from having sions of this secret Tribunal of Blood laid down its arms, has made use of there is to be no appeal, and the executhem against the invaders, and a sharp tion is to follow the sentence in 24 action has taken place near Lago Nero. hours. The French official bulletin states, that The King of Sardinia had gone to the Neapolitan army, having burnt the Cagliari in a Russian frigate, The Vebridge of the Silo, cisputed the passage netians, whose gondolas Bonaparte was of that river, but so quick and well con to convert into ships of the line, already ducted an attack was made upon them, complain bitterly of the annihilation of that they were forced to take flight, and their trade; and their French Governor were . pursued for two miles to Lago complains as bitterly that their priests May 1806.
preach sedition, and threatens them with Berlin, on the 19th April announced to severe punishment, if they do not preach the Prussian Cabinet, that an embargo obedience to the powers that be.
had been imposed by the British GoThe Pope, it is said, has been indu. vernment on all Prussian vessels ; at the ced to resign. The Papal chair is to be same time stating, that his diplomatic occupied by Bonaparte's uncle, Cardinal functions there were at an end, and re. Fesch, who is to reside at Avignon, and quiring passports for himself and the the Siates of the Church, toyether witi Members wi his embassy. Passports the Kingdom of Etruria (Tuscany), are
were delivered to him two days after. to be united to the kingdom of Italy.
He left Berlin wiih his family and suite
on the 24th, and arrived at Yarmouth GERMANY.
in the Ariadne frigate on the 15th of Bonaparte's Minister, Rochefoucault, May. has resumed his diplomatic character at The impending war between Russiathe Court of Vienna, and cominenced and Prussia will no doubt be acceleratbusiness with making a peremptory de. ed by the event for which we have been mand of the immediate accession of the amply prepared, of hostilities havingcom. Emperor of Germany to the new order mences between Prussia and Sweden. of things established in Naples. It is on the 15th April Count Lowenhelm, not stated what or whether any answer the Commander of the Swedish troops, has been given to this insolent proposi- published a declaration, in which he tion; but we augur favourably of his says" that he has orders to defend the Majesty's spirit, if it be true that he has Hanoverian territory on the right side had the courage to reject two applica. of the Elbe against any violation of fotions of a nature not quite so presump- reign troops, and that any attempt tuous; a perpetual right of passage over against it would be considered and the bridge at Ponteba to the Italian treated as an attack upon the Siates of States, and liberty to march a French his Swedish Majesty.” That attack has army thro' Bohemia, to attack Russia. been made, and Swedish blood has been PRUSSIA AND SWEDEN.
shed. In consequence of orders havinga
been given by the Court of. Berlin to Respecting the aspect of affairs in the expel the Swedes by force, the detached North of Germany, we find that the corps of both armies met on the 23d conduct of the King of Prussia is exe- April at Seedorf in the Duchy of Lauen. crated by his subjects. Prince Louisburgh, when an engagement took place, fearlessly avows his detestation of it; which is said to have terminated to the the Duke of Brunswick has retired to advantage of the Swedes. They were, Brunswick in disgust. Baron Harden- however, obliged to make a subsequent berg has resigned his post of Cabinet retreat, the Prussians. being in much Minister, and Haugwitz, the partizan greater force. of France, can scarcely appear in public In the Prussian official account of the with safety. These symptoms of disap. above skirmish we are told, that, in tako probation are indeed strongest in the ar ing possession of Lauenburgh, Prussia my. Superior and inferior Officers, Ge. had no hostile intentions against Sweden. nerals, Subalterns, and privates, are all In consequence, however, of this aggresloud and pointed in their reprobation. sion, his Swedish Majesty has ordered an The King is said to have become ex. embargo to be laid on all Prussian vestremely dejected in consequence of the sels in the Swedish ports. He has also odium which he has thus incurred. issued orders for blockading all the
The Prussian Government has render. Prussian ports in the Baltic, Swineed itself so popular by its recent con munde, commanding the entrance of the duct, that an order has been issued at Oder, and the navigation to Stettin, is Berlin, to oblige all persons, to abstain actually blockaded by a Swedish ship of from expressing any opinion what ever war. The trade of Dantzig, Koningsupon political subjects !
berg, and Memel, is probably placed unThe King and Queen of Prussia have der equat restriction. left Berlin for Potsdam, where they are These acts of vigour and decision to reside for the summer.
have been followed up by a spirited deMr Jackson, the British Minister at claration, in which the Swedish Monarch