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accounts, the right and left of the French of encouraging Prussia, and of proving army were at Frankfort and Bamberg, to France that she is not to be despised. and the centre at Wurtzburgh.

A considerable park of artillery is estaThe circumstance of the King of blished near Brunn, and prodigious Prussia being with the centre of his ar- quantities of ammunition and stores my, may decide Bonaparte to direct his have been collected. principal attack against that quarter; The French, Bavarian, and Wirtem. and it is with this view that the princi- berg ambassadors at Berlin and Dresden, pal movements among the French divi- have all returned home. sions seem to have taken place. Mar

PEACE WITH PRUSSIA. shai Lefebvre's corps was pushing on to

We are now to announce an event of Schweinfurt, a place about 35 miles

considerable importance, and which will north-east of Wurtzburgb, whilst other

be regarded as one preparative at least corps were advancing by Carlstadt and

to the now almost certain renewal of Austein, towards the country of Fulda, hostilities on the Continent; we allude about six miles north of Wurtzburgh, in order to occupy a position in front of between Great Britain and Prussia.--

to the happy termination of the oispute the Prussian corps posted at Memmingen, The London Gazette of Sept. 27. conEisenach, and Gotha, which had passed tains an order of Council for raising the forward from the main body of the cen.

blockade of the Prussian ports and rivers fre of the Prussian army.

in the German ocean, and Lord Mor. Every precaution appears to be tak.

peth set out on the 8th of October for ing by both parties, as well to guard a.

Berlin, to arrange all differences with gainst disasters, as to insure success.

the Prussian Court. The terms upon The corps of Marshal Soult is rapidly which this fortunate accommodation has ascending the Danube, in order to rein

been efiected, are not publicly mentionforce the right wing; and Forcheim, in

ed; but it is said that Prussia agrues to the southern part of the country of

retract immediately the hostile order Bamberg, as well as the places in the for shutting her ports against the trade northern extremity of Bavaria, and in

of this country, and that she has pledged the Grand Duchy of Wurtzburg, is for.

herself to the ultimate restoration of tifying. Hameln and Nieuburg, on the

Hanover. In other words, she engages contrary, have been stored and provj. sioned by the Prussians for a long siege.

to protect it during the continuance of

the war between France and England, The present force of the French in

and to restore it at the conclusion of a Germany is estimated at about 140,000

peace between these trvo powers, to its men. A powerful army, Bonaparte seems to think, must be reserved for

legitimate Sovereign.

On Friday the roth of October, Bathe protection of Holland. One equally powerful must be necessary to keep sador from the Court of Beriin. His

ron Jacobi arrived in London as ambas. the new mounted Monarch of Naples Excellency came over in the Diana on the saddle; and a large force must be kept on the frontiers of Austria, of packet from Hamburgh, which had been which power Bonaparte is certainly ceive him. Several Cabinet Councils

ordered up the Elbe on purpose to rejealous ; and his half measures are not

have been held on the business of Pruswell calculated to keep her quiet. He allows the Austrian prisoners to return,

sia, and things are in a fair train of ami

cable accommodation.
but he still keeps possession of Branau,
and as a military precaution does not

suffer any stranger to pass through it. A transaction has taken place at Bra.
The Bavarians occupy the Tyrol with nau, which has excited a strong sensa-
about 10,000 men.

țion throughout the Continent, and we The Austrians, however, are not idle. may even say throughout Europe. We By the great exertions of the Archduke noticed in last Magazine, that a number Charles, the Austrian army has been of pamphlets were in circulation in Ger. placed on the most respectable footing. many,complaining of the oppressive con. Austria has announced her regiments to duct of the French armies there, which be more than complete, a notification irritated Bonaparte to such a degree, calculated to produce the double effect that he was determined to be revenged.



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A party of French soldiers were ordered the French army can lay hold of them, to Nuremberg (a free city, formerly un- the sentence shall be instantly carried der the protection of Prussia, but lately into execution, The expences of the ceded to Bavaria), where they arrested process were also ordered to be paid P. Philip Palm, a respectable bookseller, out of the effects of the persons tried, and a worthy man, who had some of and 6000 copies of the report to be printhese pamphlets in his shop. He was ted and distributed in terrorem to other immediately carried to the castle of booksellers. Branau. Another party also arrested one Schroeder, a wine-merchantat Dona

FAILURE OF THE NEGOCIATION FOR werth, and brought him to the same

PEACE. place. On the 26th of August, a mili- The pacific mission upon which the tary council of seven French colonels Earl of Lauderdale' was sent to Paris, was assembled at Branau, by order of is at an end.His Lordship, after a reMarshal Berthier, now Duke of Neuf. sidence of two months in France, arriy. chatel, under a special mandate from ed in London on Monday the 13th of Bonaparte. The prisoners were brought October.-It appears that in all his inbefore this council, and after a short terviews with the French ministers, his examination, were found guilty of high Lordship met with nothing but evasion, treason against the Emperor of the chicanery, and deceit, respecting the French, and sentenced to be shot in terms which he was instructed to pro. twenty-four hours. This cruel sentence pose. It was now indeed time that his was put in execution against the unfor- Lordship should think of moving. Not tunate Palm; but Schroeder, at the inter- only had Bonaparte and Talleyrand left cession of the King of Bavaria, was re- him, but even General Clarke, who spited, and delivered up to be at his Ma- was specially appointed to conduct the jesty's disposal. The conduct of Palm negociation on the part of the French Go. was most gallant; he was offered his vernment,had followed Bonaparte to the pardon upon condition that he gave up Grand Army, and his Lordship was kindthe name of the author, which he refus. ly offered such accommodation as Gen. ed. The offer was again put to him at Junot's (the Governor of Paris) country the place of execution, but he called house could afford him, for the benefit of out, “ That he would rather die than his health. His Lordship wisely judged betray the author.”_He was imme. that he might derive as much advantage diately shot. Palm was about 40 years from his native air. Of the circumstan. of age, and has left a widow and three ces attending his departure, the followchildren. The fate of this man, who ing statement has been published :has been murdered in the most unpre- Mr Ross, the messenger, who set out cedented manner, is universally regret- on Tuesday Oct. 7. for Paris, carried ted in Germany, and a subscription for with him an order for Lord Lauder. his family has been begun both there dale's return; but his Lordship did not and in London and Edinburgh.

wait for orders, but had set out before Four other persons were tried at the Mr Ross reached him. As soon as he same time, on similar charges, and de- found that the French' ruler had gone clared guilty,-two of them subjects to join his army, he considered all neof Bonaparte's independent Kings of gociation as terminated, and immediWirtemberg, and Bavaria, viz. N. Mer. ately demanded passports. Tho' pass. kel, innkeeper at the Neckarsulm, in ports were not refused, they were not Wirtemberg, and Joseph Frederick imniediately granted, and it seemed eJenisen, first clerk of the house of Stage, vident that it was the intention to amuse bookseller at Augsburg; the others, Lord Lauderdale, if possible, with a subjects of Austria, viz. N. Kupfer, mockery of further intercourse. His bookseller and printer, of Vienna, and Lordship refused to be cajoled and N. Eurich, bookseller of Lintz, in Aus. quitted Paris on Thursday the gth. He tria. These four, forcunately for them- , slept that night at Chantilly, and on Friselves, were not in the power of the day at Abbeville. Mr Scott, the mes. French, or they unquestionably would senger, who had accompanied his Lord. also have been shot; which may yet be ship from Paris, was sent forward from iheir fate, as the court ordered that if Abbeville; to order relays of horses, and

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give notice at Boulogne of his approach- ders were received to that effect from
ing arrival. He proceeded without Paris. A message was accordingly sent
meeting with any interruption, until he to Paris by the telegraph. Some time
arrived at Montreuil, where he was de- was taken to consider of the matter;
tained from eleven in the morning un- and it was nine hours before any answer
til nine at night, when his Lordship and was received, that he might continue
the rest of his suite arrived. He was his journey. Mr Ross met his Lord-
then released, and the whole embassy ship at St Juste, seven stages on this
was allowed to proceed. No reason side of Paris.
was assigned to Mr Scott for detaining Lord Lauderdale, on his road from
him. His Lordship was conducted by Paris, was a witness of the wretched
a troop of horse 'to Boulogne, and an state of the conscripts, who were lite
officer was placed in the same carriage rally dragged in chains, like felons, to
with him. He arrived about ten on join the armies, under a military escort.
Saturday night the 11th, and after some They went in considerable bodies, and
explanation with Admiral Lacrosse, the displayed the utmost marks of dejection
commandant of that place, and a solemn and misery.
promise that his Lordship would not We are sorry to learn, that during his
hold any intercourse with any person Lordship’s stay at Paris, his health was
but his own people, he was lodged in a in a very precarious state, and that he
hotel, surrounded with guards, for whose had been alīlicted with a bilious fever
attenda. ce, &c, he was obliged to pay for several weeks.
On Sunday morning his Loruship and His Britannic Majesty has published
suite were marched through a double a Déclaration on the subject of the nego-
file of soldiers to the boats in which ciation, which shall apear in our next
they were to be conveyed to the Clyde Magazine.
frigate, then in waiting for them. The POLITICAL REFLECTIONS.
people, on his way to the shore, in or- We were sorry and surprized to find,
der to embark, exhibited strong marks that during Lord Lauderdale's residence
of displeasure at the experiment of the at Paris, the language of the French of.
rockets *, in their countenances, but did ficial Journals was every thing but pa-
not proceed to any direct insult. cific. The Moniteur and Argus teemed

Mr Ross arrived off Boulogne du. with lectures and admonitions to Engring the time of the attack with the land, in which she is reminded that she rockets; he therefore changed his course, is now less powerful than at the rupture and sailed for Calais, wheie he was per of the treaty of Amiens, and that if she mitted to land, and was conveyed in a hesitates about returning to the terms close carriage to Boulogne. The people of that treaty, she is lost. After laying were full of indignation against him on it down as an axiom “ that England account of the recent injury which their considers as the foundation of her greattown had suffered. He was confined in ness, and the source of her riches, the a guard-room at the back of Admiral influence she exercises upon the Conti. Lacrosse's house, the whole of the 9th, vent, the commercial connections she and was not suffered to depart until ur- has in its States, and the confidential re

lation she keeps up in the Cabinets ;" * This refers to an attack which was these journalists assert, that " a single made on the night of the 8th October, wish of the Emperor of the French will by a British squadron of gun brigs and suffice to repel from the countries subsloups; they sent into the mouth of the mitted to his influence, both English harbourof Boulogne about 40 boats, who agents and English merchandize." In threw in a great quantity of new-invent. the same breath the Moniteur maintains, . ed rockets ;--they set fire to the town in that in concluding the treaty of Amiens, several places, and also to several of the we were determined to break it on the gun-boats. The attack was unexpected, first favourable opportunity; that the and continued for two hours, when the most splendid victories afford no solid boats retired without losing a man by advantages; and that while “ nothing the French batteries. Some further ac- can change the fortune of France, Eng. count of this experiment will be given land enjoys but an uncertain and proin our next.

blematical existence, and can only do a



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slight injury to the enemy who mena- such a weight, that all the influence ac." ces her with a mortal blow."

quired by France can hardly keep up the The refutation of these sentiments equilibrium. England makes ir mense would be no difficult task, but they are acquisitions, almost without drawing the only worthy of notice as they shew, sword; and when she makes Peace, she that while in the very heart of negocia. retains the useful conquests, and only tion, such sentiments are allowed to ap- returns ruined establishments." It is a pear in the official Journal of Bonaparte, doctrine which Bonaparte is very anno reliance can be placed on the candour xious to inculcate,ithat Europe has less and sincerity of his pacific professions. reason to dread him than she has to

It should be observed, however, that dread us; but the more anxiety he ma. when these articles were written, Bona- nifests to inculcate the doctrine, the parte flattered himself that by the Peace less disposed, we imagine, will Europe with Russia, his domination on the Con- be to receive it. tinent was established on a basis not to But the politeness and chivalrous galbe shaken.

lantry of the French writers have re. The wish for Peace, however, is im- ceived another direction, and the beaupatiently expressed throughout France. tiful and amiable Queen of Prussia is the Having no ships, colonies, nor com- object of their coarse and unmanly inmerce," the produce of the country re- vectives. Haugwitz and Lombard the mains on hand, and deputations have Prussian Ministers, are honest, pacific, been sent to Bonaparte from all the corn good kind of creatures the Duke of as well as the wine provinces, to repre. Brunswick and Mollendorff are anxious sent to him, that the accumulated har- · for Peace-the King is one of the hovests of two years are now upon hand, nestest men of his Court, and is averse that there is no demand either for corn to war-but all their pacific policy is or wine, and that unless the Govern. rendered unavailing. And then, these ment will accept payment of the duties gallant Frenchmen, that nation which in kind, the proprietors of the lands and boasts of the delicacy of its politesse and vineyards can no longer provide either its egards for the female sex ; which conthe territorial or indirect taxes. These siders and characterises the men of all deputations are noticed in the Moniteur. other nations as barbares, menace the

Respecting our success in South A. young and beautiful Queen of Prussia, merica, the Argus makes the following with the fate of the Queen of Naples, reflections:

and of their own Queen, whom they “ The capture of Buenos Ayres is an murdere..Who, they ask, was the event which was not to be expected, up- first cause of the French Revolution? on comparing the military strength and -What other personage at Naples population of that colony with the fee. caused the ruin of her House? These bleness of the English squadron : the questions are accompanied with an in. conquest of French colonies is a dearer sinuation against an illustrious personage atchievement. But as to the others, in this country, whom no French writer, the successes of this kind have so amaz. even in the brutal times of Robespierre, ingly multiplied in this war and the last, ventured to attack; we mean the Queen that it will soon be sufficient for the of England. " What other, in fine, in British Admiralty to send notice to a London, is the principal cause of the con. Colony that it is in a state of capture, as tinuation of the war?” says the Argus. they notify that it is in a state of biock- This is news indeed !-It may be ade.” The Argus evidently inserts this necessary here to remind our readers, with a view to shew to Europe that that this extraordinary print, the Argus,

power is increasing with astonish- has been published in Paris, in the Enging and alarming rapidity: and says, lish language, for some years, and that “ whilst the Continental Powers are the editor is the noted Arthur O'Connor, squabbling about a village in Germany, of traitorous memory. Those who rewe are conquering Kingdoms in Asia and collect his political conduct and charac. America-that the Continental Powers ter, both before and after his trial at have more reason to dread England Maidstone, will not be surprized at the than France, and that we have brought maliguant effusions of his distempered into the political balance of Europe. brain.


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NAVAL INTELLIGENCE. up. At eleven we got within fair range CAPTURE OF FRENCH FRIGATES.

of two, and opened our fire from the lar.

board guns, whilst the Monarch kept We have the satisfaction to announce engaging the third ship, and about noon the capture of five of the enemy's larg- one of the two frigates struck, as did the est frigates. One of them, the President

one opposed to the Monarch soon after. of 44 guns and 330 men, which; in con. It was just before this I received a se. cert with the Regulus, &c. did consi- vere wound in my right arm, (siuce amderable inischief on the coast of Africa, putated, and doing well I hope,) which was taken after a chace of 17 hours by obliged me to leave the deck; the Mars, Admiral Louis's squadron. Of the cap; previous to this, had succeeded in capture of the other four, which were full turing her chase, and with her prize, of troops, the following is Sir Samuel hauled towards the Centaur, in chace Hood's official account, from the London

of, and firing at the French Commodore's Gazette, addressed to and transmitted

ship, and at three, assisted in capturing by Admiral Cotton :

her. Those ships of the enemy made. Centaur, at Sea, 26th Sept. 1806. an obstinate resistance, but the result SIR-Yesterday morning, about one was, as may well be supposed, attended o'clock, I had the good fortune of fal. with much slaughter, being crowded ling in with a squadron of the enemy, with troops, out of Rochefort the evenstanding to the westward ; the squa-' ing before. dron under my orders being then on

i canpot add too much praise to the larboard tack, stretching in for Chas- Captain Lee, of the Monarch, for his seron light-house, six or seven leagues gallant and officer-like conduct, but I from us, the Revenge to windward, and am sorry to find his loss has been rather the Monarch to leeward, on the look. severe, the swell of the sea preventing, out, the latter ship first making the at times, the opening of the lower deck signal for an enemy, when I soon dis. ports. covered seven sail to leeward of me; To Captain Lukin, of the Mars, I and considering them, in part, line of feel thankful for his steady conduct and battle ships, the signal was made to

attention; and I have also to express form the line, and shortly after I ab- my satisfaction at the endeavours of served them bearing up, making all Captains Boyles, King, Sir John Gore, sail, and running to the S. S. W. The and Mansfield, in getting up with the signal was instantly made for a general enemy, although they could not succhace, and the Monarch, from her po. ceed. The Revenge, from being well sition and good sailing, was enabled to to windward, becarne considerably akeep nearly within gun-shot, a mile and stern after bearing up. a half, or little more, a-head of the Cen. To Lieutenant Case, first of the Centaur, and the Mars on the starboard taur, I have to add my approbation of bow. At daylight we made them out his judicious conduct before and after fave large French frigates, and two cor- my leaving the deck, and I also feel vettes, one of which bearing a broad much pleased at the steady exertions pendant. At five the Monarch fired a of all my officers, seamen and marines. few chace shot ; and at six the weather. I enclose herewith, a return of the most frigate hauled more to the west- killed and wounded, and I also annex a ward, in pursuit of which I dispatched list of the enemy's ships captured, and the Mars; and one frigate, with the two

will make a return of their loss as soon corvettes, edged away to the south east, as possible. I have the honour, &c. the remaining three frigates keeping in

SAM. Hood. close order, indicating an intention of Nire men were killed, and thirty-two supporting each other.

wounded in the British squadron. Of. At a quarter past ten the Monarch ficer killed – Mr Biden, midshipman, opened her starboard guns on the ene. Officers wounded--Sir Samuel Hood, of my, when a heavy cannonading com. the Centaur; and of the Monarch, Lieut. menced, and by the enemy's manage. Anderson, Mr Duff, boatswain, and Mr ment of a running fight, they succeed. Geary, midshipman. The captured vesed in crippling the Monarch's sails and sels are, the Gloire of 46 guns, and the rigging before the Centaur could get Indefatigable, Minerve, and Armida, of 44 Oct. 1806.



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