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dinary from the Sublime Porte, had his whom he looks upod as the most anfirst audience of the Emperor and King: cient, the most faithful, and the most At eleven in the morning; the Grando necessary friend of hiss Empire."at?!i55.tk Master of the Ceremonies, accompanied His Majesty made the following and by his attendants, proceeded with six swer :
3's! pleVIOUVET of the Imperial carriages, drawn by six *The mission of your Excellency is horses each, to take up the Ambassador very acceptable to me. Dhe assurances at bis hotel; they were; escorted by as you give me sofrithe risentinents of the guard of fifty dragogns, and the Ambas/, Sultan Selim, your master come home sador was received as the door of the to my hearto: Dne of the greatest and anti-chamber by the Colonel-General of most useful advantages which Pam de the Imperial Guard on duty. <b4, 1to sirous to derive from the success of pay
The Emperor was, as is usual on such arms, is to be able to support and aid ogcasious, seated on , slais) throne, sur- the most useful, as well as the most an roundea by chis Ministers, his high Offiu cient of my alies. It is with pleasure cers, &c. The Ambassador made threel thus publicly and solemnly assure you boys as he advanced, and was saluted sin of these mysentiments. Whateverof haphis turn by the Emperor, who took off piness or of misfortune befals the Otto. bis hat and put it on-again. s The Am mans, will be happy or unfortunate for bassador then addressed his Majesty in the French., Transmit these assurances the following speech in the Turkish lan. to the Sultan Selim. Let him bring guage, which was afterwards repeated in them to bisirecollection, whenever my French by an interpreteri: jead [ 15:4 enemies who are also his eneries,
“ SIRE+His Majesty ofcalli thel Tur would attempt to approach him. He keys, Sovereign on the Two Continents cansnever have any thing to fear from and the Two Seasthe trusty, servant mes daited with me, he shall never have of the Two Holy Cities; the Sultan to dread the power of his enemies.",vą Selin Han, whose reign bey eternal! WirThe usual presents were then laid be sends me to his Imperial and Royal Ma- fore his Majesty ; and the Extraordi. jesty, Napoleon I, the greatest among nary Ambassador, after being presented the Sovereigns who believe in Christ, to her Majesty, was reconducted to his the resplendent star of the glory of the hotel with the same ceremony withi western nations ; himo who holds with which he came to the palace. a steady band the sword of courage and The Turkish presents for his Majesty the sceptre of justice y to deliver to him are Arabian horses richly eaparisoned, the present Imperial letter, which con a diamond aigrette; lá snuff-box ornatains congratulations on his accession' to mented wirh the same, and with the the Imperial and Royal Throne, and as: Grand Signior's cypher; and for the Emsurances of a sincere and entire attach+ press, a pearl necklace, some 'riche perment. The Sublime Porter has inces fumes, and costly stuffs. 917 701950s 1)* santly breathed its best wishes for the
0 981 10211296 both prosperity of France, and for the
glory Louis BONAPARTE, KING YE HOLLAND. which her sublime and immortal Em . After the Turkish Ambassador had reperor has larely acquired, and the Porte tired, the Ambassadors Extraordinary was anxious eminently to testify the joy from their?High Mightinesses the States it felts on the occasion, v]t was with of Holland were conducted with nearly that;view, Şirę, that my ever magaani- the same ceremoničs to the foot of the mous Sovereign has ordered me to ap Imperial throne, when Ædmiral Verproach the throne of yourhImperial and Heuil, their President, addressed
the fol. Royal Majesty,to congratulates you in lowing speech to his Majesty MILJE your accession to the Imperial and Roy- 9134 SIRE! A The représentatives of a al Thronę; and to assure you, that the people distinguished by their patience ordinary communications not being suf. ijns times of difficulty, and we dåre fo ficient upon such an occasion, the Sul. say, celebrated for the solidity of their tan has thought proper to send-a-special judgment, and their fidelity in fulfilling Ambassador, in order more signally to the engagements they have cóntracted, express the sentiments of confidence, of thave confided to us the honourable misadmiration, and attachment, with which síon of presenting ourselves before the he is deeply impressed towards a Prince, throne of your Majesty... This people
have suffered a long time under their protection of your country as the first, own agitations and ibose of Europe.- interest of my crown. Every time I Witnesses of the catastrophes that have have been called upon to interfere in overthrown some states; victims of the your internal affairs, I have been struck disorders by which the whole have been with the inconveniences attached to the shaken; they have been made sensible uncertain form of your, government.that th: force of interests and connec- Governed by a popular assembly, it had tions, by which the great powers are at been under the infuence of intrigues, present united or divided, has rendered and agitated' by neighbouring governindispensibly nicessary for them to place ments. Governed by an elective mathemselves under the first political safe: gistracy, every time this magistracy guard of Europe. They have fet, that was renewed produced a crisis of alarm even their weakness has prescribed the to the rest of Europe, and the signal of necessity of reducing their own institu.. new maritime wars, None of these tions into harmony with those of that inconveniences can be guarded against state whose protection can guarantee otherwise than by à-hçreditary guvernthem against the danger of servitude or ment. This I recommended to your Luin.
country by my councils, when the last “ These representatives have maturely constitution was established, and the of. and sulemnly deliberated upon the cire fer that you have made of the crown of cumstances of the present times, and Holland to Prince Louis is consistent the dreadful probabilities of the future; with your true interests, and with my they have seen, even in the term of the own; and it is adapted to secure the calamities with which Europe has been general tranquility of Europe France so long aslicted, both the causes of their has been sufficiently generous in renout, own evils, and the remedy to which cing all the rights which the events of it is necessary they should have re, war had given her over, Holland ; but I
cannot entrust the strong places which “ Sire! --We are charged to express cover my northern frontier to the to your Majesty the wishes of the re- keeping of an unfaithful, or even to a presentatives of our people. We pray doubtful hand. that you will graną, us, as the Supreme ,“ Gentlemen, I agree to the request Chief of our Republic, Prince Louis of their High Mightiesses. I proclaim Napoleon, your Majesty's brother, to Prince Louis King of Hollandai You, whom we deliver, in full and respect. Prince, reigu over these people. Their fub confidence, the guarantee of our forefathers only acquired their indelaws, the defence of our political rights, pendence by the constant assistance of and all the interests of our dear country. France. Holland afterwards became Under the sacred auspices of Provi. allied to England she was conquered dence--under the glorious protection -still she owes her existence to France. of your Majesty-and, in fine, under Let them then owe to you their Kings, the power of the paternal government the protection of their laws and their which we request of him, Sire, we dare religion ; but never cease to be a Frenchto hope, that Holland, assured in future You and your heirs will possess of the unchangeable affection of the the dignity of the Constable of the Em. greatest of Monarchs, and strictly allied pire. You will recollect the duties you even by its destiny to that of your im- will have to fulfil towards me, and the inense and immortal Empire, will see importance that I have attached to the the renewal of its ancient glory and safe keeping of the strong places upon prosperity, and that repose it has so my northern frontier, and which I conlong been deprived of. Its losses then fide to you. Prince, maintain among will no longer be considered as irrepar- your troops that spirit which I have obable, and will only leave behind them a served among them in the field of batSaint remembrance.".
tle. Cherish the sentiments of union His Majesty answered in the follow and love for France among your new ing terms:
subjects. Be a terror to the wicked, " Gentlemen Representatives of the and a father to the good this is the Batavian people,
character of the greatest Kings." " I have always looked upon the Prince Louis, advancing to the foot
of the throne, returned thanks in a 1" l'hat from the prevailing turn of
a source of dissension in Holland, and a PARIS-June 6.
constant subject of agitation and disa. This day at noon, his Serene Highness the Prince Arch-Chancellor of the greement among the powers friendly or
inimical to Holland : Empire repaired to the Senate, which
• 3. That all hereditary Government was convoked and assembled under his Presidency, and niade, the following all which is dear to the Dutch people,
can alone secure the quiet possession of speech :
the free exercise of their religion, the “ GENTLEMEN;-_I come, by order of preservation of their laws, their political his Majesty the Emperor and King, to
independence, and civil liberty : communicate to you the different ar
4. That its first duty is to secure to rangements, which will afford the Se
itself a powerful protection, under the Date, at the same time, a fresh oppor.
shelter of which it may freely exercise tunity to applaud the great and gene. its industry, and maintain itself in the rous views of our Sovereign, and an
possession of its territory, its commerce authentic proof of that respectful con- and its colonies : fidence placed by all our licighbours in
"5. That France is essentially inte. the imperial Family.
rested in the happiness of the Dutch “ After many successive changes in
people, in the prosperity of the State, the forin of their Government, the peo. in the permanence of its institutions, as ple of Holland, so considerate in all their well in consideration of the northern steps, so constant in their res,lutions, frontiers of the empire, open and unforendeavour to fix their destinies under tified, as from general political interests the shield of a Throne, and have chosen and principles :
for their first King, his Imperial High- “ Have nominated for their Ministers ...ness Prince Louis Napoleon.
Plenipotentiary, his Majesty the EmpeHis Majesty the Emperor and ror of the French and King of Italy, King consents, that his august Brother “ Charles Maurice Talleyrand, Great should comply with the wishes of the Chamberlaio, Minister of Foreign AfDutch nation; and when, for the pub- fairs, Klight of the Great Order of the lic good, he sacrifices his dearest affec. Legion of Honour, Knigdy of the Ortions, he deserves some compensation ders of the Red and Black Eagle of to himself, and to the French nation, by Prussia, and of the Order of S: Hubert, · continuing to his Highorss the dignity &c.; and of Constable, and confiding to hin the
“His Excellency the Grand Pensio. guard of the northern frontier of the
nary, C. H. Verheuil, Vice Admirai Empire."
and Minister of the Marine of the Bata. He then presented a message from viau Republic, having the Grand Eagle the Emperor, containing the form of of the Legion of Honour; T. T. A. the Treaty, and the plan of the Dutch Gagel Minister of Finances; J. Van Constitution, as follows:
Siynum, one of their High Mightinesses;
W.Six, Member of the Counci.ot Stati, TREATY.
and G. Brantzen, Minister Plenipoter..
State, the Ministers, and Secretary of for himself as for his htirs and succes
sors, for ever guarantees to Ilolland
the maintenance of its constitutional “ 6. The King of Holland shall be rights, its independence, the whole of its a Grand Dignitary of the Empire in possessions abroad and at home, its poli. perpetuity, under the title of Constable. tical, civil, and religious liberty, such The functions of this office, however, as is ordained by the existing laws, and may, with consent of the Emperor of the abolition of all privileges with re- the French, be performed by a Prince, spect to taxes.
Vice-Constable; whenever the Empe2. Upon the formal request made ror may think proper to create such a by their High Mightinesses the Repre. dignity. sentatives of the Batavian Republic, * 7. The members of the reigning that Prince Louis should be appointed family in Holland shall remain personaland crowned Hereditary and Constitu- ly subject to the disposition of the Contional King of Holland, his Majesty has stitutional Statute of the 30th of March
yielded to their wishes, and has autho. last, forming the law of the Imperial I rised Prince Louis Napoleon to accept Family of France.
the Crown of Holland, to descend 'to “ 8. The charges of the State, those him and his male heirs legitimate, to the belonging to the personal service of perpetual exclusion of females and their te King's household excepted, can ondescendants.
ly be conferred upon natives. • In consequence of this permission, “9. The Arms of the King shall be Prince Louis Napoleon will take the the ancient Arms of Holland, quarterCrown, under the title of King, and ed with the French Imperial Eagle, and with all the power and authority deter. mounted with the royal crown. mined by the constitutional law, which “ 10. A treaty of commerce shall be the Emperor Napoleon has guaranteed immediately concluded between the by the preceding article.
contracting parties, by virtue of which, 3. It is nevertheless agreed, that the the subjects of Holland shall at all times Crowns of France and Holland can never be treated as the most favoured nation, be united in the same persons.
in the ports and upon the French ter“ The Royal domain consists of ritory. His Majesty the Emperor and
“ First, a Palace at the Hague, which King also engages to mediate with the is to be the residence of the Royal Powers of Barbary, to obtain the reFamily.
spect due to th: Dutch flag, equal to “ Second, the House in the Wood. that of the French. “ Third, the Domain of Loesedic. “ The ratification of the present
“ Fourth, a landed income of 500,000 Treaty shall be exchanged at Paris with. Dutch florins.
in the space of six hours. “ The law, besides, assures to the
“ C. M. TALLEYRAND. King a farther revenue of fifteen hundred “CH. HENRY VERHEUIL, T.T.A.GOGEL, thousand florins, payable by monthly in. J. VAN STYRUM, W. Srx, & G. stalments. (L.166,666 13 4 sterling.) BRANTZEN.”. Paris, May 24 1806.
4. In case of a minority, the regene On the 7th of June, the two, Dutch cy shall belong by right to the Queen, Deputies Verheuil and Van Styrum left and in her default to the Emperor of Paris for Holland, and arrived at the the French, in his quality of perpetual Hague on the ioth. The President Head of the Imperial Family. He shall Verheuil aunounced to the Council of chuse among the Princes of the Royal State, and to the Assembly of their Family, and, in their default, among the High Mightinesses, the special mission natives. The minority of the King shall which had been entrusted to him by his be completed with his 18th year. Majesty King Lovis, with a copy of
“ 5. The dowry of the Queen shall be the 'Treaty for the organization of the determined by her marriage contract. Batavian monarchy; and that his Majesty At present it is agreed to fix it at the had appointed him, as interim Grand annual sum of 25,000 florins, to be taken Pensionary, to exercise the executive from the domains of the Crown; this power until bis Majesty's arrival. On sum being deducted, one half remaining the 11h a Proclamation was issued at of the revenues of the Crown shall be the Hague, announcing the acceptance appropriated to the maintenance of the of the royal dignity of Holland by housebold of the minor King; the other Prince Lonis, which was followed by half to go to the expences of the Re- several discharges of artillery. gency.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY. vacant, the Assembly should immediately Tavr$nay. May22d, the General As- proceed to elect a Procurator.
sembly of the Church of Scotland met at A debate of some length took place. It Edinburgh. His Grace Francis Lord Na- was contended on the one hand, That it pier, his Majesty's High Commissioner, at- was too precipitate and indecorous to protended by the Earls of Buchan, Haddington, ceed immediately to the election: That Dalhousie, and Hopetoun, Lords Sinclair some days sliould intervene, in order to and Torphichen; Lieut. Ger Fraser, and give time to revise the commissions, many the whole North British Staff; Adiziral of which, it was believed, were informal, Vashon, and a number of other Noblemen and consequently the votes given in virtue and Gentlemen of distinction and Military of such commissions would fall to be rejecOfficers, walked in procession (a detacliment ted: That if the person elected should, of the Argyllshire Militia and New City after a scrutiny, be found not duly chosen, Guard lining the sereets) from his lodging's it was placing himn in a very disagreeable in the King's Arms Tavern, to the High situation : That no harm could result from Church, where he was received by the Ma- the delay, but much evil might be occagistrates in their robes, and an excellent sioned by precipitancy. These and other rea
was preached by the Rev. Dr sons were ably urged by Principal Brown, Hamilton, minister of Gladsmuir, Modera: Solicitor-General Clerk, Mr Johnstone of tor of the last Assembly, froni Titus ii. 15. Crossmichael, Mir Adam Gillies, Mr Mal" Let no man despise thee."
colm Laing, &c. After sermon, his Grace went to the As- it was answered, That the delay consembly Room, and the Members proceeded tended for was improper, as the Poncurator, to chuse a Moderator, when the Rev. Dr in virtue of his office, had not only to be Wn. Taylor, jun. of St Enoch’s, Glasgow, consulted about the affairs of the Church, was unanimously elected. His Grace's but had even to be consulted on some apcommission, and his Majesty's letter and plications for aid, that would probably have warrant for ioool. for propagating the to come before the present Assembly, and Protestant Religion in the Highlands and that it was an office which ought immeIslands of Scotland, being read, as usual, diately to be filled up: That as a scrutiny the Assembly was opened by an elegant would be granted, no harm could result to speech from the Throne, to which a suit- either candidate, although the validity of able reply was made by the Moderator. the commissions were not previously ascer
An address to his Majesty was then tained: That it was the firm belief of those moved by Dr Hamilton, and seconded by who would vote for one of the candidates Dr Hunter, and a Committee was appoints to be proposed, thathis majority would be so ed to prepare it, and an answer to his Ma- great, that there was no fear of his being jesty's letter.
under the necessity to relinquish his situaDr Grieve presented a letter from the tion by his votes being improper : That as 1 Hon. Lord Robertson to the Assembly, in- there was so full an attendance, it was then forming them that his Majesty having heen 'most proper to proceed. Several other argraciously pleased to call him to a seat on guments to the same purpose were insisted the Bench, he resigned into their hands on by Principal Hill, Dr Grieve, Mr Nicol, the office of Procurator for the Church, &c.-It was
at length agreed, without a which he had held for twenty-eight years, vote, to proceed to the election, both parties Dr. Grieve then moved, that a Committee being allowed a scrutiny. be appointed to wait on Lord Robertson, to Dr Grieve after a short speech, proposed return him thanks for his long, faithful, and John Connell, Esq. advocate, for Procuraable services to the Church, and for his tor-o Principal Taylor of Glasgowseconded polite attention to the interest of every the motion. Dr Hunter proposed James clergyman who applied for advice to him. Moncrieffe, Esq. advocate for that office -The motion was unanimously agreed to. - He was seconded by Principal Brown of
Principal Hill, after a speech of consider- ; Aberdeen. The roll was then called, when able length, in which he entered into a there appeared for Mr Connell 260-Mr history of the election of the last three Moncrieffe 54-Majority 206. Mr ConProcurators, moved, That, as the office was nell was then duly elected, and, after Fine 1806.