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in the Wood at noong in the follow that the cont, Vas the whole nation
made their solemn entrance into the this day, I accepted it under the con.
and the necessities ing order:-A Herald at Arms-His of all called me to it. Majesty's Horse Guards The Guard “Relying on the intelligence, zeal, of Honcur-The Council of State in and patriotism of the principal public three coaches—The Admirals in one functionaries, and particularly coach-The Ministers in two coaches yours, Gentlemen, the Deputies, I have -The Great Officers of the Crown in fearlessly weighed in my mind the misone Coach
fortunes of the nation in their fullest THEIR MAJESTIES,
extent. Animated by the strongest de. The Generals in two-coaches-The sire to promote the welfare of this good Ladies and Officers of the Royal House- people, and entertaining a hope that I hold in one coach. These were fol. should one day attain that end, I stifted lowed by Aides de camp, and other offi. those sentiments which, till-then, had
Detachments of hussars and dra. been ever the object and happiness of goons closed the procession.
my life. I have consented to change When the procession reached the my country, to cease to be solely and Palace of their High Mightinesses, entirely a Frenchman, after having pastheir Majesties were received at the sed my whole life in performing, to the door by four Deputies from the Assembest of my ability, the duties which that bly. They ascended the stair - case, name prescribes to all who have the ho. passed through the National Library; nour of bearing it. and were received at the door of the “ I have consented to separate myanti chamber by the President of their self, for the first time, from that which, High Mightinesses, and two other Dę. from my infancy, has possessed my love paties. Having entered the ball of As. and admiration, to lose the repose and semblywher Majesty was conducted to independence which those which Heaher tribune by two Deputies. The ven calls to govern cannot have--to King sèāted himself on his throne, fand quit that, the separation from whịch put on his hat. On the right side and would fill me with apprehension, even behind his Majesty sat the Grand Cham in the most tranquil times, and whose berlain, and the Aid de-Camp General; presence precludes danger. on the left, the Master of the Horse, “ I have consented to all this-and, and the Grand Master of the Civil List. Gentlemen, had I not done so, I would All the other Officers of State were ran nevertheless yet act the same part, now ged in proper situations. The Mem that by the ardour, joy, and confidence bers of the Assembly stood up in their of the people through whose country I places uncovered on the entrance of have passed, they have proved to me The King; but when his Majesty cover: that you were the true interpreters of ed himself, they followed his example, the oation ; now especially, when I am The President placed himself in his convinced that I may rely on your zeal, chair, directly opposite to the King.. your attachment to the interests of your After the King was seated on his throne, native land, and on your confidence in, he directed the grand Master of the and fidelity towards me. Ceremonies to administer the caths of " " Gentlemen, this is the first day of allegiance to their High-Mightinesses the real independence of the United ProThe oathis were accordingly first taken vinces. A transient glance at past ages by the President, and afterwards by the is sufficient to convince us that they other members in the order of their sé. never had a stable government, a fixed niority. Each Member approached to destiny, a real independence. Under the foot of the Throne, and was sworn that famous people, whom they fought on the Evangelists. '."
and served by turns, as under the When all the Members were sworn, Franks, and the Empire of the West, his Majesty delivered the following they were neither free nor easy. speech to the Assembly :
“ Neither were they so afterwards, « GENTLEMEN,
when subjected to Spain.". “ When the National Deputies came “ Their wars, and their repeated to offer me the throne, which I ascend quarrels until the union, added to the
then dispense with a Government of is the honour of commerce, and which
glory of the nation, confirmed its quali. vernment and confidence offering them. ties in point of loyalty, intrepidity, and selves to me; the honour and the virtue honour, for which, indeed, it had been of the inhabitants. always celebrated; but its efforts pro. 6 Yes, Gentlemen, these skall be the cured it neither tranquillity nor inde. real support of the throne I wish for pendence, even under the Princes of no other guides. For my part, I can Orange, who, though they, were useful see no ground of difference in religion to their country, as Captains and poli. or any other nominal distinction-disticians, were always disturbing it by tinctions can only arise from merit and pretending, or endeavouring to obtain a services. My design is only to remedy power which the nation denied them. the evils which the country has suffered.
“ Nor could Holland be considered The duration of these evils, and the dif. in that state in later times, when the ficulty in remedying them, will only enpromulgation of ideas, and the general crease and realize my glory. agitation of Europe, so long suspended " To effect these objects, I have oethe repose of nations.
casion for the entire confidence of the " After so many vicissitudes, so much nation, their complete devotion, and all agitation, so many calamities; and at à the talents of the distinguished men time whon the great states were enlar. whom it coutains, but particularly of ging themselves, ameliorating and con. you, Gentlemen, whose zeal, talents, centrating their Governments and their and patriotism are well known. forces, this country could enjoy no rea] “ I am at this moment appealing to safety nor independence but in a mo- good and faithful Hollanders, before the derate monarchial state ; a form which Deputies of the provinces and principal has been acknowledged during along pe- cities of the kingdom. I see them around riod, and by each nation in its turn, as me with pleasure. Let them bear to the most perfect, and, if not absolutely their fellow citizens the assurance of $0, yet as much so as the nature of man my solicitude and affection ; let them will admit, But, doubtless, if perfec- carry the same testimony of these serition were the lot of humanity, we might timents to Amsterdam; that
of the this kind.-Laws would then be found. country; that city which I wish to call ed in wisdom, and obeyed without re my good and faithful capital, though luctance or obstacle ; virtue would reign the Hague will always remain the resitriumphant, and ensure its own reward; dence of the Sovereign. Let them also vice would be banished, and wickedness carry the same assurances to their fel. rendered impotent; but illusions which low citizens and the deputies of that favour such romántic ideas of human neighbouring city, the prosperity of nature are transient, and experience soon which I hope very soon to renew, and brings us back to positive facts, whose inhabitants I distinguish.
“ However, even monarchy is not " It is by these sentiments, Gentle sufficient for a country, which, though men, it is by the union of all orders of powerful and important, is not sufficier : people in the state, and by that of my ly so for its position, which requi es subjects among themselves; it is by the forces of the first rank both by land and devotion of each individual to his duties, sea. It will, therefore, be necessary for the only basis of real honour assigned to it to form a connection with one of the men; but principally to the unanimiry great Powers of Europe, with which its which has hitherto preserved these proamity may be eternally assured, with vinces from all dangers and calamities, out any alteration of its independence. and which has ever been their shield,
“ This, Gentlemen, is what your that I expect the tranquillity, safety, nation has done ; this is the object of and glory of the nation, and the happiits constitutional laws, and also that of ness of my life.” my taking upon me an employment so His Majesty then withdrew, and the glorious; this is my object in placing procession returned to the Palace in myself in the midst of a people who are, the Wood, in the same order in which and ever shall be mine, by my affection it reached the Assembly. and my solicitude. With pride I per King Louis had scarcely set foot in vive two of the principal means of go. his new dominions, when he began to
exercise his royal prerogative. He has cruel manner, and their bodies treated
ATTEMPT UPON DOMINICA. 199!
The Dutch Papers are filled with that colony. The Gazette contains aq. those scenes of adulation and servility official account of the capture of the which have taken place in consequence enemy's vessels, and through a private of the recent changes in the Govern. channel we have received General Dalment, What the real sentiments of the rymple's official account of the affair, people are, however, cannot be conceal. The following is the substance of both : ed. With the exception of the French 6 On the 21st of May, the crew of troops, whom he has, gained over by his Majesty's ship Dominica, lying in caresses and places, King Louis has not Roseau bay, (while all the officers exa single friend in the country. When cept the Master were on shore) mutinithe crews of the ships in the Texel were ed, and carried her into Guadaloupe.ordered to man the yards, and give At this time Dominica was without the three cheers in honour of the new King, immediate protection of any of our of six ships of the line, three only would cruizers, and many very valuable sugar comply, and the officers did not seem ships were moored in the bay. The desirous to press it. Orders were is- murineers, it appears, had advised an sued to serve out to each seainan an als immediate attempt upon the town and lowance of Geneva to drink bis Majesa shipping at Roseau. The French Comty's health-r-to a man they declared that mander at Guadaloupe (Ernouf) acthey were not thirsty, and therefore had cordingly manned the Dominica with 73 no use for the liquor : -35e
men (including 16 soldiers,) and dis
patched her on the 23d, with a schoo. WEST INDIES.
ner, mounting one long 9 pounder, two MASSACRE AT CAPE FRANCOIS. 2 pounders, with small arms, and 65
On the 14th and 25th of May, a ge. men, and four row boats. The Duke neral massacre of all the remaining white of Montrose Packet, Çapt. Dynely, from inhabitants of Cape Francois took place, England, had just landed her mails at and it was said, generally throughout Dominica, and General Dalrymple bethat part of this ill-fated island, under ing informed that she was one of the the dominion of Dessalines; the parti fastest sailers in the service, and that culars of this tragical event are briefly her Commander was an enterprizing these - Some time previous to the and zealous mau, but that she was 14th May, the greater part of the white weakly manned,put 26 men of the 46th, French inhabitants of Cape Francois and 13 of the 3d West India regiment were ordered, under some pretence, to on board, under the command of Lieut, a fort three leagues from the town, and Wallis of the 46th. Fortunately the there confined ; on the night of the Wasp and Cygnet sloops arrived in the 14th, the residue of the unfortunate interval. The enemy seeing these ves. people, amounting to about 150, were sels, destroyed their row boats, and enstrangled in their beds by order of the deavoured to escape;, but the pacEmperor; the blood-thirsty villains, ket pursued the schooner, soon came not content with this, plunged their up with her, engaged her for three quarbayoners into their bodies, mangling ters of an hour, and on the approach of them in a horrid manner; they then the Cygnet she surrendered. The рас. plundered the houses of those unfortu- ket too, from her superior sailing, and nate people, who have thus fallen vicjudicious manœuvres, obliged the Domitims to the avarice and cruelty of the nica to alter her course, by which she Black Emperor. On the 13th, it was was thrown into the way of the Wasp, reported at the Cape, that most of the to which she surrendered. Two men inbabitants, who had been sent to the were killed on board the Dominica.---fort, had been put to death in a most Wehad not a man hurt. Gen. Palrymple
the defeat of this enterprise. He also
bestows merited praise on the Captain nada early in June, but is thought by of the Packet, on Lieut. Wallis, and no means improbable that Miranda, the other officers and men engaged in with his Staff and troops, may have
previously landed. Accounts from Tri. praises the zeal of a very young gentle- nidad state, that Admiral Cochrane had man, Lieut. Hamilton, of the 40th, who, dispatched his son in the Jason frigate, though very much indisposed, insisted with the Flying Fish tender, to cruize upon taking his turn of duty, and suc. for Miranda, off the coast of Barcelona, ceeded, with twelve men and a serjeant and Caraçcas, and to give him assurance, of the same corps; in a merchantman's that every assistance in the power of boat, in retaking a colonial sloop, tho' the British squadron should be given to several leagues at sea. The French forward the success of his enterprize. General, Hortades, was on board the The Flying Fish had returned to Trini. Dominica. Admiral Cochrane says he dad, and the Lilly sloop of war had is at a loss to guess what could have been sent. Ito replace herr Nosintelli. induced an officer of his rank to engage gence by the tender had transpiredi; in such petty predatory warfare, parti- but the prompt sailing of the Lilly gave cularly as he was taken without any
umi? rise to much speculative opinioni A form.' One of the principal mutineers' report prevailed that the armourers em. is 'said to have been taken on board the ployed at Cumana by the Spanish Go. Dominica.
verument had been apprehended and exThe accounts of the state of the dif ecuted on a charge of havingsrendered ferent islands are favourable. Letters unfit for servicer the muskets that had from Barbadoes of 228 May state, that been entrusted to them to repairs (15. they were more healthy there than We formerly mentioned that Mr Og. they had been for some time before. den, a New York merchant, was under At Martinique the French were in daily prosecution for assisting to fit but Mi. expectation of a force from Europe. randa's expedition - His memorial to An expedition was expected to go from Congress has been published it was Guadaloupe against Demerara and Su- thrown i over their table and he him. rinam, but every thing was in readiness self censured for slibelling the Goyto repel it. General Bowyer was about ernment ; a but it is a true libel zsand it to make a tour of the islands, to inspect strikingly displays the pusillanimity of the fortifications, &c.
the Executive, and the servility of MIRANDA'S EXPEDITION.
the prevailing party in the Legislature.
Mr Ogden shews, by incontrovertible We have as yet no information respect. documents, that the President and Se. ing this expedition that is entitled to cretary of State had official communicaimplicit credit. It is certain, however, tions with Miranda respecting the expethat two of his schooners attached to dition ; that although they did not othe expedition, have been taken by two penly countenance it, they gave every Spanish schooners and a brig, after an encouragement te American feitizen's action of six hours off the coast of Cų. to lend it every aid, and that they could mana. The Leander escaped, but two easily have prevented its sailing had stout vessels were in pursuit of her they been so disposed. It appears from On the other hand, according to a letter the same memorial that Miranda re from a Commander in the expedition ceived no countenance from the British published in the Haytian (St Domingo, Government. 1" }(5 is weg 95 ti ve 159702 Gazette, the expedition, notwithstand ing this partial disaster, has been completely successful. It states that Miran. The accounts from Gibraltar are sada had taken the Island of Santa Mar tisfactorý as to the health of the gar: garitta, and the towns of Barcelona and rison, but much otherwise as to its Camana ; that the army was filing off morals. On the 16th ult. à soldier was for Caraccas, and that at every step it hanged--for shooting his wife when was joined by immense nnmbers of the drunk upon sentry ; and scarcely a day natives.
elapses without some crime or "melan. A number of letters concur in stating, choly accident happening from the that the Leander had returned to Gre. shocking inebriety of the troops.
General Fox gave out the following his orders. The regulated honours will Orders on the subject lately, which, be mutually given by the army to the however, has had no effect in putting a General and other Officers of each nastop to it.
tion, and the rules of military subordi, " Gibraltar, May 28, 1896. nation and obedience, when acting to No. 1. The Lieutenant Governor gether, will be reciprocal. Lieut.co. is much shocked at the shameful drunkenness lonel Bunbury, of his Britannic Mathat has prevailed in the garrison for jesty's service, will conduct the Quarthese two last days, and he has observed,
termaster General's department for the that this has too often been the case on
combined troops; and references will be the 24th of the month. The Lieute.
made to him on the objects thereof nant Governor cannot allow himself to accordingly, şuppose that British soldiers can be so “ The principles of respect to his absurd and unlike m:ny that they cannot. Sicilian Majesty's Government-of unhave money in their pockets without animity with his troops, and kind civilia making a badi use of it. The Lieute- ty towards the inhabitants were fully pant Governor is determined to prevent inculcated by his Excellency Sir James this-in-future; and if it cannot be pre- Craig, in his orders to the British army; vented by other means, great severity, and the happy effects of obedience to and parades every two or three hours, those orders have been already so fora must be resorted to."...
tunately manifest, that the Major-GeGeneral Fox sailed on the 28th June, neral, not only funds a reiteration of them to replace General Craig (who has re unnecessary, but he is gratified in the turned to England in very bad health,) opportunity of alluding to a subject in in the command-in Sicily. He had been
which the example of the officer, and preceded by a reinforcement of four re- the discipline of the soldier, bave been giments, for whose safety some appre
so gratefully proved in their consehensions were entertained, as they had quences. The officers of his Sicilian nor stronger convoy than one frigate, Majesty, Sir John Stuart is persuaded, and the Spaniards were known to have will second, ia cultivating the same disa eight sail of the line ready for sea at Car. positions in their orders with respect thagena.
to the British army. Engaged in the BRITISH ARMY IN SICILY.
same interests, and against the same
common eneny of our allied and gra. The following General Orders have cious Sovereigns, they will, of course, been issued by Major General Sir John be equally sensible of the importance Stuart to the British army in Sicily: of that harmony which will be the most
Head.Quarters, British Army; a uspicious, basis to our future enter
bu Messina, May 27. 1806. prizes, and the surest pledge of our suc. His Sicilian Majesty has been plea- cesses in the objects for which we are sed to confide to Major-Gen. Sir John united." Stuart the chief command of the line of By the last accounts from Sicily, defence betwixt Milazzo and Cape Pase they had not the smallest expectation saro*, and to place under his direction, of any attempt being made upon that in conjunction with the British troops, Island by the French ; on the contrary, the proportion of his Sicilian Majesty's the French were busy fortifying forces, both regular and militia, in that the different Islands on the Coast of extent of territory. Major-General De Naples, to protect them from Sir SidRosenheim has the immediate eommand ney Smith, of whom they were very ap. of his Sicilian "Majesty's troops upon prehensive. the above tine, and Brigadiers Fardelia, Sir Sidney was at Palermo when the Manichini, and the Duke de Floresta, last accounts from Sicily reached Malta: are the General Officers acting under he had supplied Gæta with every kind
of stores and provisions, they required, * This line comprehends the whole and no fears were entertained for the eastern coast of the kingdom, compre- safety of that place. The Prince of. hending, with Melazzo, the three im- Hesse had driven some Neapolitan of portant fortresses of Messina, Augusta, ficers out of the garrison with ignominy and Syracuse.
who had proposed to surrender.