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Poffeffion of them in such a manner as to Sept. 13. Merlin, of Douay, proposed; plant the Tree of Liberty. Our philan- that the Emigrants be judged and condemoed thropy last year cost us 12,000 men.--- In by the Tribunal of those places where they future, therefore, initead of attaching any mall, in future, be apprehended. conquered Provinces to France, would it Bourdon, of Oise, was for adopting the not be more prudent to make them furnish moft summary proceedings with regard to us with provisions and stores, and conduct those Exiles. He moved, that the Revolusome of the Belgic Saints to Paris ?". tionary Committees of the place of their de
“Certainly,” re-echoed the whole Af- tention, be authorised to identify them as sembly, with much applause. The propofi- Emigrants, and to send them ftrait, and tion was immediately sent to the Committee without delay, to the guillotine. of Public Safety.
The Convention decreed, that the CrimiA lettter from the Representalives of the nal Tribunals thall be competent to judge People on the coast near Brest informed Emigration. the Convention, that the heights commanding On the motion of Bourilon, it was also de. the Pont-de-Cé had been carried; that the creed, that, wherever there hall be fuiticient communication had consequently been re evidence of Emigration, the Tribunal whichi established : and that the Rebels, who had mall take cognizance thereof shall be emmade another attack on the bridge with fresh powered to condemn the accused, without troops, had been defeated with the lots of the intervention of a Trial by Jury: 300 men killed.
Chabot.-I move that you appoint a Com. Chabot, who had opposed the arrest of million, composed of Six Members, to digest the bankers, and the sealing up of their a fresh Code of Laws respecting the Emieffects, from a conviction of the bad conse- grants; but let this Code be so simple, so quences likely to result from such a mea- explicit, that even a child may send an Emi. Sure, niade a report of a decree, allowing grant to the guillotine, without having rethe bankers permission to carry on their course to the lawyers. business in the same manner as before, under The Convention decreed the appointment the inspection of a Gens-d'armes.
of a Conimission of Six, for digesting a sumIt was decreed, that so long as the war mary Code of Laws against the Emigrants, should continue, Paris should be supplied and nominated the following of their Colwith provisions in the fan.e manner as gar- leagues to fill that Commission, namely, risoned towns. The Municipality and the Chabot, Merlin, Dunhem. Le Bou, Echafa Minister of the Interior are to be responsible ferian, and Bourdon of Oise. for the execujon of this decree. The village Sept. 14. Lecointre of Versailles proposed, called Bourg de l'Egalité is to be supplied in the name of the Committee of Nine, to in the same manner as ac Paris. The ban- except from the requisition for immediate kers are not to quit their occupation without service in the armies, all those young giving three months notice to the Municipa- farmers who shall cultivate a tract of ground lity. They are not to purchale corn in any fufficient to occupy a plough; and that they market as long as the decree shall remain be permitted to continue their agricultural in force. The infringement of it is to be pun labours:-Order of the day. nished by a penalty of zoco livres.
Charlier rose to inveigh against the TriSepr. Jh. The duplicate of a dispatch, bunals of Districts, who, in imitation of relative to a victory gained at the Pont-de-Cé, the late Parliaments, adjourn by way of being read; Goupilicau observed, that the recess. Committee of Public Safety, so alert in an The Convention decreed, that those Trinouncing every petty skirmish in which the bunals resume their functions, on pain of French were successful, had observed a pro- being cashiered. found filence with respect to the defeats Sept. 15. The contituted authorities and experienced by the Republic. The relation popular societies of Paris demanded the firp. of the paltry advantage, gained over the prettion of all the colleges and schools of diRebelsat the Pont-de-Cé, had been twice read, vinity and physic-Decreed. and not one word was mentioned of the mar Sept. 16. The number of Engineers not facre of 6000 men in the army of Chantonay. being sufficient for the 14 Armies of the
Billaud Varennes made an apology for the Republic, the Minister at War demanded Committee, by saying, that they had cer leave to increase their corps by young men, Lainly received intelligence of ihe defeat al- chosen from among those classes of the Juded to by Goupilleau; but it was deemed people, whose business required some know. proper to delay the mention of it till the ledge of m.ithematics, for instance, lurveyCommittee had prepared a report on the ors, architects, &c. &c. But, as a voluisa means of repairing this disaster.
tary levy would not fully answer the pure Barrere informed the Convention of the pore, he requested that the Convevtion Colal defeat of the army commanded by invuld pafs a decrce, that the surveyors, Tunck, near Chantonay i fix thousand Re architecis, and all civil engineers, were publicans had been cut to pieces. The Ge henceforth to compose one and the same neral, who had abandoned his post, has Corps with the military engineers. Decreed. been arrested.
ftate, that the other thips declined bringing His Majesty's cutter Pigmy, of 14 guns. the Agamemnon again to action, as it apo Lieut. Palliblank commander, sailed from peared, to take care of her,) which they had Torbay on the morning of the igth, with the option to do for three hours after the the wind at S. S. W. bound to Plymouth, Melpomene hauled from her. The Agi. In the course of the day, the wind veered memnon was so cut to pieces, as to be unable farther fouth, and increased to a violent gale, to haul the wind towards them." attended with very thick hazy weather: - Plymouth, Now. 16, four o'clock. Just now About fix o'clock in the evening they found the Cæsar, of 64 guns, was launched at this themselves very near the shore, abreast of dock-yard. A finer launch las not been Motherbank, a small inlet 12 miles east of seen for many years. There were present the port of Plymouth, dividing it from Lord Courtenay, Louy Courtenay, Lord, Dartmouth, which place it is said they mis- Lady, and Miss Lenox, Commissioner, Mrs took for the entrance of Plymouth Sound.
and Miss Fanshawes, Mr. Mrs. and Miss The sea running very high, and the wind Heywood, Mrs. Bertie, and an afsemblage right on the shore, they were under the of all the beauty, fashion, and elegance, ia neceility of letting go two anchors to pre- the two counties. The dock-yard was ortavent her drifting on the rocks; the anchors mented with folk flags of the Royal Standard, held fart for abou: two hours, at which time and emblematical of the different trades ia the cutter gw to dove; one of the beats
The yard. Foúr silk standards, with the with five people on-board them put off King's Arms, and “ King and Conftitution," from her, and the fortunately reached the beautifully embroidered, were boisted beThore, though one of the leamen was drowned fore the head of the Cæsar, which was elein the attempt. At 9 the cutter drifted to the gantly carved to represent Julius Cæsar, by rocks, and fell broadside on, when the crew
J. Dickfon, Esq. Master Carver to His Mabegin curt ng away the mast, which very jesty's dock-yard Just as the thot into the providential!” fell towards the shore, and water, an American armed ship fileted the afforded an opportunity for the officers and
Royal Standard with 21 guns. - Mr. Carlcrew to save themselves, greater part of ley's yacht als ? faluted with 21 guns. “God whom, by this means, reached the rocks in save the King" was sung just as the went off, 1 fafely. The c.mmander, Lieut. Pulliblank, by the Stoke Church fingers, accompanied as the crew report, could not he prevailed by the chearful voices of near 20,000 fpecon to leave the cutter, thou. b by tarrying he
tators, who all testified the effufions of their had nothing nut inevitable destruction before loyal ha.:res by nine bud huzzas, which was him; and wis officer, with about eleven
answered from the Cæsar. She is now hauled others (the number not exatiiy ascertained), along-lide the Jetty head, and will go into were unfortunately drowned, and the cut
dock on Monday, to be coppered, fer by eleven o'clock at night was dashed to atoms. The crew', when the cutter failed
Country News. from Torbay, consisted of 65 persons; there Nov. 27, A fire broke out at the house of was also on-board her a woman. the wife Mollefon, esq. at Mitch an, which did conof one of the sailors, that had the day before
fiderable damage before it was get under. been delivered of a child, why, together Nov. 28. The stables of Sir Peter Burrell, with the infant, were miraculously saved: bart. at Langley's, in Beckenham, were The country people, on hearing signal destroyed by fire. A set of fix fine coachguns of distress, went down to the Roads horses perished in the flames, and a feventh with lanterns, and gave every assistance in
was so injured as to be rendered useless. It their power towards saving the crew; but is supposed to have happened by a wooden the cutter was so situated that nothing
brick for the purpose of hanging the horses could prevent her from being destroyed.
to while dressing being fixed too near the Extract of a Letter, written by an Officer of chimney of the harness-room. The stables
ibe Agamemnon. of 64 guns, Captain Horatio had not been long erected, and fortunately Nelson, and dated at Tunis, Nov. 8, 1793, were at such a distance from the house as not "On the 21st of October, off the Idland
to endanger it. Sir Peter himself narrowly of Sardinia, (having only 345 men at quar: escaped from the kicking of one of the horses ters, the others being landed at Toulon, and in the agonies of death. in prizes), we fell in with, and chased, the The church of St. Aufle, Cornwall, has following French men of war from Tunis, been greatly damaged by a form the viz. guns. weight of metal.
men. lightning threw down the south pinnacle, Melpomene 44 9 and 18 pounders 400 part fell on the market-house, and part La Minerve 44 9 and 18
on some houses on the north Gide of the La Fortune 44 12 and 36
500 church; and very considerable damage is La Fouchet 24 9
done both to the church and market-honle. brig 14 9
Two persons have lost their lives, and “ The Agamemnon, after firing for near a third had nearly shared the same fate, at four hours, to disabled the Melpomene (sup Padbury, Bucks, by getting into and attempt Josed) lle being apparently in a Ankig ing to cleanse a vessel of about fixty barrels
From the Strength of the liquor which had present instance much praise must be givena been therein, and the beer-grounds then re
them for sending such an article of extra cloathmaining, the two were suffocated.
ing as warm worfied frockings, whichi, being of Dec. 21. This day an inhuman murder a very superior kind, will prove a real beden was committed at Braysby, in Lincoln (hire. fit to the objects of their subscription. Mr, Brown, of Ropfley, had that morning fent his son (a young man) to a barn, in the HISTORICAL CHRONICLE. parish of Braysby, for a sample of corn, with the intention of selling fome at Grantham
This being St. Andrew's day, there was a market. Thinking his son was gone a long
General Court of the Governors of the Scot. time for it, he dispatched a servant to haften
tih Hospital's Corporation, held at their his return, wher he found the body of the
Hall in Crane-court, Fleet-street, according young man a lifeless trunk bebind a stable. to their charter, for the election of the andoor (adjoining the before mentioned barn), nual officers of the Corporation, and standcovered with itraw. Thc coroner's jury has ing Committee, for the year ensuing; when relurned their verdict, wilful murder again it the most noble the Duke of Montrose was Come person or persons unknown.
unanimously re-elected Profident; the MarDec. 27. This night, about lialf past ten quis of Huntley, the Earl of Glasgow, Lord o'clock, as Mr. Wenham, of Queen-street, Douglas, the Hon. George Keith ElphinWelverhumpton, was sitting with his familý ttone, Henry Thornton, Efq. M. P. Alexand some friends (nine in oumber) in his
ander Brodie, Eiq. M.P. were unanimously front parlour, a ball of fire fell down the . eleccd Vice Presidents; and John Edingtorie chimney, beat out the grate, scattered the Efy. was unanimously elected Treauer. fire round the room, and made its way
The Court afterwards arijourned to the Lone through the windows, the shutters of which, don Tavern, where the governors, benefacthough double-bolted, it forced open; every tors, and friends of the charity, to the numperson in the room miraculously escaping ber of 25), dined together in the celebrapersonal injury, although one side of Mr. tion of the festival of St. Andrew, and spent Wenman's coat was scorched from the cape
the evening in great conviviality and barto nearly the bottom the skirt. One of mony; the Marquis of Huntley in the chair. the Mutter-bolts was forced entirely off, and
The donations on this occasion were liberal. anothier' was completely doubled up.
At the Anniversary Meeting of the Royal Dec. 29. Two bankers, working on the Society, to make choice of a Council and Ģrantbam canal, were taken into custody,
Officers for the ensuing year, the foland committed to prison, for rioting at a lowing gentlemen nere elected.-of the well known public-house; and, on Tuetlay, Old Council, Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. Alexthe bankers, to the number of 200, armed
arder Aubert, Esq. Sir Charles Blagden, themselves with plank-hooks, (pades, blud. Knt. . Henry CavendithEsq. Edward geuns, &c. and allembled before the Town Whitaker Gray, M. D. the Rev. Nevill Hall, threatening destruction to the building, Maikelyne, D.D. Sir William Mulgrave, Bart. and every one in it, unless their fellow. Joteph Planta, Esq. George Steevens, Esq. workmen were immediately released. The Samuel Wegg, Esq.-Of the New Council, alarm-bells in the town were rung, and the Heary Beauroy, Esq. the Rev. Clayton inbabitants were in the greatest consterna. Mordaunt Cracherode, M. A. John Guntion. The aiderman, and other magiftrates, ring, Esq. the Rev. Anthony Hamilton, remonftrated with them for some time, but D. D. George Earl of Morton, David Pitall to no purpose. The magiftrates thought caiin, M. D. Sir John Sinclir, Bart. the it moft prudent, for the safety of the place Rev. William Tooke, John Wilmot, Esq. and their lives, to release the two men, who Sir George Young, Kni. And the officers were taken awayin triumph by the bankers.-- were, Sir Joseph Banks, Bart. President : The magistrates fent off to Newark and Samuel Wege, Esq. Treasurer; Joseplı Lincoln for the military (Cheshire militia) Planta, Esq. Sir C. Blagden, Secretaries. quartered there, who arrived the same even
December s. ing. Two other bankers have since been Early this morning, as Captain Rainsford coinmitted, and all remains very quiet. and Mr. Street were palling in a post.
Dec. 31. Six large bales were sent from chaise near Hartford-bridge, they were alHinckley to flie Council-Chamber of the city tacked by three footpads arıned with pisto's of London, to the care of Mr. Deputy and cutlulles. The gentlemen bad one c. fe Nichols, containing 2,400 pairs of ftochof piftols, which they discharged at the forta ings, and 70 fontiel waistcoats; beligtie pads, who returned the tire.-The former fubscription of the gentlemen and ladies of then got out of the clase, and a foute ens that town, and ils vicinity, to be forwarded fued between them and the robbers; ut at to the brave British troops now serving under length the latier fo far prevailect, from their the Duke of York on the continent. Ii has fuperiority of number, as to succeed in ftripever been the pride and boatt onihe inhabitants prag the gentlemen of every thing about of Hinckley to step forward, on any public them. Captain Rainsfurd was cut in the occasion, to thew their loyalty to their King, face ; and the near tosse in the chaise was and their support of the Constitution. In the
Thot. The gentlemen proceeded to Wind
December 19. for, where they got chirurgical aslistance. Between eleven and twelve, Mr. John The horse, after being shot, went a few Frost was brought out of Newgate, and yards before he dropt. It is supposed that placed in a coach, apparently very teeble, some of the footpads are woundel, which and rolled in blankets. " Mr. Kirby, the may lead to a detection of them : they have keeper, accompanied him to the house of for some time infested that road.
Mr. Justice Grose, in Bloomsbury.square, Mr. Thomas Muir and the Rev. Fysche where he, with two fureties, entered into Palmer arrived in the River from Leith the recognizance required by his judgement on board a revenue-cutter. Orders were for his keeping the peace. He was then disfent down for delivering them into the curo charged out of custody. As soon as he was tody of Duncan Campbell, the contractor ar liberty, the multitude took the horses out for the hulks at Woolwich; and they were of the carriage, and drew him along the put on board the hulks. A second order was streets, stopping at every marked place, ient down to separate them; and they are particularly St. James's Palace, Carltonplaced in different hulks at Woolwich; the house, Charing-cross, &c. to shout and exformer in the Prudentia, and the latter in press their joy; and in this state they conthe Stanislaus. They are in irons among the ducted him to his own house in Springconvicts, and were ordered yesterday to allift Gardens, where Mr. Thelwell made a speech, them in the common labour, on the banks and intreated them to separate peaceably, of the River.' Mr. Muir is associated with which they accordingly did. about 300 convicts, among whom he and
December 30. Palmer flept after their arrival. Mr. Muir It must give our readers great satisfaction is rather deprefled in spirits ; but Mr. Pal. to learn that he order of Council, which it mer appears to sustain his misfortune with was feared might be productive of disputes greater fortitude.
between this country and America, (see p. December 6.
1146,) has been revoked, so that there is now The coroner's inquest sat on the body of nodanger of a rupture with the United States. Mr. Slaughter, of Clifford's lon, who was
December 31. found murdered in his apartments the Satur The plage has broken forth in Servia, day before. When the door of his chambers and begins as usual to commit great ravages, were broken open by his friends, he was particularly at Belgrade. stretched on the poor with his brains Beat The two betrothed Princesses of Mecklenout, and the apartments plundered. The burgb Strelitz made their public entry at jury brought in their verdict, Wilful murder Berlin on the 22d of December with the by a person or persons unknown.
greatest pomp and splendour.
The following Speech of tbe President of the American Congress, December 3, 1793, is of too much
importance in tbe Annals of Politicks ro be, omitted in our Repository of Memorable Events. The Secretary of the Senate having an motives, and that the people, 'and the aunounced, that the Members of the Senate thorities derived from them, would support were ready to admit the Memhers of the exertions, having nothing personal for their House of Representatives in the Senate object, I have obeyed the fuffrage which chamber, to receive the President's conmu. commanded me to resume the executive nication, the Members of the House, headed power; and ! humbly implore that Being, by their Speaker, preceded by their Ser on whole will the fate of nations depends, jeant at Arms, proceeded to the Senate to crown with success our mutual endeavours Chamber, where the President delivered to for the general happiness. both houses the following address:
“ As soon as the war in Europe had em. « Fellow-citizens of the Senate, and of the bracerl those Powers with whom the United
“ House of Representatives, States have the most extensive relations, " Since the commencement of the term there was reason to apprehend that our infor which I have again been called into terconrse with them might be interrupted, office, no fit occasion has before arisen for and our disposition for peace drawn into expressing to my fellow-citizens at large queftion by the suspicions too often enterthe deep and respectful sen'e which I feel tained by Belligerent Nations. It seemed of the renewed testimony of public appro- therefore to be my duty to admonith our bacion. While, on the one hand, it awa citizens of the consequences of a contraband kened my gratitude for all those instances of trade, and of hostile acts to any of the paraffectionate partiality with which I have ties; and to obtain, by a declaration of the been honvured by my country ; on the other, existing legal state of things, an easier adit could not prevent an earne it with for that mission of our right to the immunities boretirement, from which no private confi- longing to our situation. Under these inderation should ever have torn me. But, pretlions the Proclamation, which will be influenced by the belief that my conduct laid before yon, was illueu. would be estimated according to its real
“ In this posture of affairs, both new and United States among nations, which will delicate, 1 resolved to adopt general rules, be withheld, if not absolutely loft, by the which should conform to the treaties, and reputation of weakness. If 'we desire to affert the privileges of the United States. avoid iniu!t, we must be able to repel it; These were reduced into a fyftem, which if we desire to secure peace, one of the will be communicated to you. Although I moft pou ersul instruments of our rising have not thought myself at liberty to forbid prosperity, it must be known, that we are the sale of prizes, permitted by our treaty of at all times ready for war. The documents commerce with France, to be brought into which will be presented to you will shew our ports, I have not refused to cause them the amount and kinds of arms and mili. to be restored, when they were taken within tary stores now in our magazines and arsethe protection of our territory, or by vessels nals ; and yet an addition even to these commiffioned or equipped in a warlike fupplies cannot with prudence be neglected, form within the limits of the United States. as it would leave nothing to the uncertainty
" It refts with the wisdom of Congress to of procuring a warlike apparatus in the correct, improve, or inforce, this plan of moment of public danger. procedure; and it will probably be found “ Nor can such arrangements, with such expedient to extend the legal code, and the objects, be exposed to the centure or jeajurisdiction of the Courts of the United lousy of the warmelt friends of Republican States, to many cases, which, though de Government. They are incapable of abuse pendent on principles already recognized, in the hands of the Militia, who ought to demand some farther provisions.
polless a pride in being the depofitory of When individuals Thall, within the the force of the Republic, and may be United States, array themselves in hoftility trained to a degree of energy equal to every against the powers at war ; or enter upon military exigency of the United States. military expeditions, or enterprizes, within But it is an enquiry which cannnot be coo the jurisdiction of the United States ; or soleninly pursued, whether the acł, where the penalties or violations of the effectually to provide for the national des law of nations may bave been indistinctly fence, by establiding an uniform militia marked, or are adequate ; these offences throughout the United States,” has orgacannot receive too early and ciofe an at nized them to as to produce their full eltention, and require prompt and decisive fect; whether your own experience in remedies.
the several States has not detected some “ Whatever those remedies may be, they imperfections in the scheme ; and whether 'will be well administered by the judiciary,
a material feature in the improvement of who poffefs a long-established course of it ought not to be, to afford an opportunity investigation, effettual process, and officers for the study of those branches of the mili. in the habit of executing it.
tary art which can scarcely ever be ob“In like manner, as several of the tained by practice alone. Courts have doubted, under particular cir “ The connexion of the United States cumftances, their power to liberate the with Europe has become extremely intereitvessels of a nation at peace, and even of a ing.–The occurrences which relate to it, citizen of the United States, although seized and have passed under the knbwledge of "under a false colour of being hostile pro the Executive, will be exhibited to Congress perty; and have denied their power to li- in a subiequent communication. berate certain captures within the protec “ When we contemplate the war on our tion of our territory; it would seem pro- frontiers, it may be true affirmed, that per lo regulate their jurisdiction in these every reasonable effort has been made to points. But, if the Executive is to be the adjust the causes of dillention with the Inresort in either of the two last-mentioned dans north of the Ohio. The instructions cafes, it is hoped, that he will be authorized given to the Commissioners evince a moby law to have facts ascertained by the deration and equitý, proceeding from a courts, when, for his own information, le sincere love of peace, and a liberality haThall requeit it.
ving no restriction but the eflential interest “I cannot recommend to your notice and dignity of thie lenited States. The atmeahires for the fulfilment of our duties tempt, however, of an amicable negotia. to the rest of the world, without again tion having been fruitrated, the troops have pressing upon you the necessity of placing marched to act oflengvely. Althoigh the durfelves in a condition of complete de proposed treaty cid not arrest the progress fence, and of exacting from them the fui. of military preparat on, it is doubtfui how filment of their duties towards us. The far the advance of the sea on, he'ore good United States ought not to indulge a per- taith justified active movements, may refuafion, that, contrary to the order of hu tard them during the remainder of the man events, they will for ever keep at a year. l'rom the papers an intelligence distance those painful appeals to arms,
which relate to this important subject, you witli' which the history of every other na- will determine whether the deficiency in tion abounds. There is a rank due to the the number of trops granted by L3w, stail