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their judgments to those ancient denomi. It will be present to the memory of the de. nations which had obtained the respect of legates of authority, it will remiod them of eges ;-which guarantees in fine the rights the end of their labours and lhe rule of their of the Prince and of the people, by oaths, duties; and though it may not guarantee the eternal guardians of all interest. — These Their adıninistration from some errors, it dispositions were decreed by the Senatus will iusure the prompt reparation of them. Consultum of the 28th of Floreal last : the A project of a criminal code, finished French people have manifested their free and for these two years past has been submitted independent will; they have expressed their to the censure of the tribagals, and is now wish that the imperial dignity should be he undergoing a final discussion in the council reditary in the direct, legitimate, and adop- of stare. --The code of procedure and the tive descendants of Napoleon Buonaparté, code of commerce are still in the same state in the direct and legitimate descendants of the labours of last year left them in. More Joseph Buonaparté, in the direct and legiti- urgent cares have called on the Emperor, mate descendants of Louis Buonaparté. and it is one of his maxims to propose to At that moment, Napoleon was, by the the deliberations of the legislators, those most just of titles, Emperor of the French; projects of laws alone which have been rino other act was necessary to ascertain his pened by long and wise discussions.--The rights and consecrate his authority. But schools of legislation are about to open ; inhe wished to restore to France her ancient spectors are nominated wbo will enlighten forms, to recal among us those institutions public teaching, and prevent its degenerating which the Divinity seems to have inspired, into vain and sterile proofs; the lyceums, and to impress upon the beginning of his the secondary schools are filling with a youth reign the seal of religion itself. To give to eager for instruction,
-Fontainbleau bas the French a striking proof of his paternal already sent forth military men, who are tenderness, the Chief of the Church has remarked in our armies for their soldierly been willing to lend his ministry to this au. appearance, their knowledge, and their regust ceremony.--What a deep and lasting spect for discipline. The polytechnic impression it has left in the mind of the school peoples with useful haods, our arseEmperor and in the remembrance of the na nals, our ports and our workshops.---At tion! What conversations for future races ! Compiegne, the school of arts and trades and what a subject of admiration for Eu. obtains every day new successes. That which Tope..
--Napoleon prostrate at the foot of is to be formed upon the borders of la Venthe altars which he has just raised; the So dée, is expected ihere with impatience, and vereigo Pontiff imploring upon France and will shortly be in complete activity. Prizes upon him the celestial benedictions, and in have been decreed to sciences, to letters and his wishes for the felicity of one nation, to arts, and in a period of ten years, assigned embracing the felicity of all nations ! to labours that H. M. wishes to recompence, Pastors and priests lately divided uniting with he has a right to expect that French genius his supplications their gratitude and their will bring forth new master-pieces. ---In voice ! The senators, the legislators, the the department of bridges and bighways, tribunes, magistrates, warriors, the admi the works begun have been carried on with nistrators of the people and those who pre constancy, others are in contemplation, and side over their assemblies, confounding to every year prepares for the following years, gether their opinions, their hopes and their new schemes for the prosperity of the state. wishes; sovereigns, princes, ambassadors, But the interperance of the seasons had destruck with the grand spectacle of France ceived ibe foresight and the zeal of admi. again seated upon her ancient foundations ; nistration; rains and torrents have injured and, by her repose, securing the repose of the roads more rapidly than we have been their country !-- In the midst of this pomp, able to repair them, some labours have been and under the look of the Eternal, Napoleon | destroyed, others have been for a moment pronouncing the immutable oath which se
suspended, great calamities have afflicted cures the integrity of the empire, the stabi some departments, particularly that of the lity of property, the perpetuity of institu Rhine and Moselle. A judicious prefect, tions, the respect for the laws and the hap- interpreter of the intentions of the Emperor, piness of the nation. The oath of Napo has presented the first succour to those onIcon will be for ever the terror of the enemies | happy men who have been the victims of it. and the buckler of the French.
H. M. has re-animated their courage by his frontiers are attacked, it will be repeated at presence, and has consoled them by his bethe head of our armies, and our frontiers nefits. -The scourge of contagion has af will no longer dread a foreign inyasion. ficted some neighbouring countries, the sie
gilance of administration has preserved our manity found more friends, nor indigence territory from it; it is rapidly diminishing more succour. They are distributed with in those places where it exercised its ravages. as much wisdom as zeal, and tbe hospitals In maintaining the measures which are still of Paris directed with an intelligence which dictated by prudence and a regard for the multiplies the cares in economising the public health, the introduction of the evil funds, relieve all wants, cure many evils, and will be prevented, without interrupting the are no more those murderous asylums which communication necessary for the aliment of devour their numerous and miserable popu. our commerce and of our manufactures. -lation. The number of the indigent of the la ike centre of La Vendée a new city is capital is accordingly thirty-two thousand building, intended to be the seat of the adıni. below that which it was in 1791, and twennistration. From thence it will exercise ty-five thousand less than that which it was over every point an active and sure superin in the year 10.----Religion has resumed its tendance ; from thence knowledge and empire; it no longer exercises itself but for sound principles will be propagated through the good of humanity ; a wise tolerance acout that department in which ignorance and companies it, and the ministers of different the want of instruction have so frequently forms of worship, who adore the same delivered over simple and honest minds to God, do honour to themselves by testimothe intrigues of inalevolence. Decrees of nies of reciprocal respect, and know do the Emperor have recalled commerce to the other rivality than that of virtues. -Such left bank of the Rhine, and bestowed, on is our po ition within ; without, French Mentz and Cologne, all the advantages of courage, seconded by Spanish good faith, real emporiums, without the danger of in has preserved to us St. Domingo; Martitroducing contraband goods into the interior nique braves the menaces of our enemies, of France. Manufactures are in proving; and, under a paternal government renders and whilst in vain declamations, merceoaries stronger and more durable the ties which paid by the British government boast its attach it to the mother-country.--Guadadistant and precarious resources dispersed loupe has enriched itself with the spoils of over the seas and the Indies; whilst they British commerce, and Guyana continues to describe our workshops es deserted and our prosper under an active and vigorous admiworkmen dying with misery, our industry nistration.--The isles of France and of extends its roots over our own soil, repels Re-union would be at the present day the English industry far from our frontiers, and emporium of the riches of Asia; London bas succeeded in equalling it, in what form would be in convulsions and despair, had ed its glory and its success, the perfection of not inexperience or weakness baffled a its machines, and is preparing to dispute scheme most ably concerted. The isles of with it consumers in every place where it France and of Re-union, however, are still can meet with and reach it. Our first enriched with the prizes which we have manufacture, agriculture, bas enlarged and taken from our enemies. Our armies are become clear-a system of exportation, in always deserving of their reputation. With such a manner combined, that it shuts and the same valour and the same discipline, opens according to our wants, assures to the they have acquired that patience which husbandman the price of his labour, and waits for opportunities without murmuring, abundance to our markets. New encourage and confides in the prudence and designs of meats prepare the improvement of the race the Chief who conducts them. Our soldiers, of our borses, our wools are meliorated, our our otficers, learn to govern the element fields are covered with cattle, and throughout which separates them from that island, the every part of the empire its true riches mul grand object of their resenunent. Their tiply.
-Aided by riches, renewed security audacity and their address astonish the oldest has given a freer scope to active beneficence: and the most experienced mariners.---Our excited by religion, and by the recollection fleets, by continual maneuvres, lead the of our misfortunes, the laiter is not limited way to combats ; and whilst those of our to charities of the moment; it embraces the cnemies wear out in striving against winds future, and trusts its treasure to goveroment, and tempests, ours learn without destroying which guarantees to it an employment con themselves to fight against them.In formable to its wishes. Never have so many fane, since by the war we have gained Halegacies and pious donations been made in nover, we are more in a state than ever to favour of the hospitals, and of the establish strike decisive blows against our enemies. ments of beneficence. Some of these insti. Our navy is in a better state than it has been tutions have been created or re-established for these ten years past ; upon land, our arby private persons; never has suffering hu my is more numerous, better disciplined,
and better provided with everything cal the ground, and France, who has herself culated-to ensure victory than it ever was. erected barriers where she had fixed her lie
In the department of tipances, the same mits, will no longer be accused of a wish to activity prevails in the recrip!s, the same re overleap them.
--Helvetia enjoys in peace gularity in the management, ihe sarne order the benefits of her constitution, of the wise in the administration of the treasure; and dom of her citizens, and of our alliance.almost always the same stability in the value Batavia still groans under an olygarchical of the public debt. --The war in i be first government, without 'union in its views, instance necessitated extraordinary expenses, without patriotism and wiibont vigour. Its but the funds for them were expended in our colonies have been a second time sold and own soil, and have given us vessels, ports, delivered up to England, without firing a and every thing which is necessary for the gun; bat ihis nation possesses energy, modevelopment of our forces against our ene rals, and economy; ii wants only a firm, mjes. These extraordinary expenses have patriotic, and enlightened government. — now ceased, and those exacted by our war. The King of Prussia has shown himself, like attitude will henceforth be directed by upon every occasion, the friend of France, an economy which the urgency of our pre and ihe Emperor has profited of every one parations for attack and defence did not ad which has presented itself, to consolidate mit of. The revenues of the crown will this happy harmony. The Electors aud 'support all the expenses of the coronation, all the Members of the Germanic Body faithand those still demanded by Ilie splendour fully maintain the relations of benevolence it will never be a burden to the nation.comes an.- Denn:ark follows the counsels of a wise
, The situation of Europe has experienced but moderate and judicious policy. The spirit one important change.--Spain reposed of Catherine the Great will watch over the under a neutrality to which France had con councils of Alexander f. ; he will recollect sented, and which the British cabinet had that the friendship of France is a necessary ack nowledged; her vessels were suddenly counterpoise for him in the balance of Euattacked, and the treaty of Amiens was vio rope, that, placed at a distance from ber, lated with regard to her as it had previously he can neiiber attain nor disturb her repose, been with regard to France. His Catholic and that his great interest is to find in his Majesty has taken the part commanded him relations with her, a necessary vent for the by the dignity of his throne, by good faith productions of his empire.---- Turkey is outraged, and by the honour of a generous wavering in her politics; she follows, through people whose destinies he directs --The fear, a system which her interest disavows. Emperor of Austria devotes to the restora -May she never learn at the expense of tion of his finances, the prosperity of his her own existence, that fear and irresolution provinces, the progress of their commerce, accelerate the fall of empires, a thousand that repose prompied by the frankness of
times more fatal than the dangers and losses bis character and the interest of his subjects. of an unfortunaie war.com
Whatever may --The Italian republic, administered, and be the movements of England, the destinies governed by the same principles as France, of France are fixed : strong in her union, requires, like that power, a definitive orga strong in her riches and in the courage of nization, which shall insure to the present her defenders, she will faithfully cultivate generation, and to future generations, all The alliance of her friends, and will not act The advantages of the social pact. United so as either to deserve eoemies nor fear 10 this republic by the duties imposed on them. When England shall be convinced him, both as president and as founder of that of the impotence of her efforts to agitate state, the Emperor will reply to the confi the Continent; when she shall know ibat dence it testifies towards him, and insure its she bas only to lose in a war without either destinies and its independence, by serving end or molives; when she shall be conthe interests of the French people, to whom vinced that France will never accept any also it owes its existence, and by conciliating other conditions than those of Amiens, and the interests of these two friendly nations will never consent to leave to her the right with the well understood interests of the of breaking treaties at pleasure, by approneighbouring powers. By the changes priating Malta-England will then have arcalled for by the will of a nation and by the rived at pacitic seprimenis. Hatred and en. interest of all, absurd calumoies will fall to vy have but their day.”
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LONDON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1905.
“ We, Sir, possess a cuistitutional army, of any reluction of which I must express my sisapprobation, " I think, Sir, sbat arity should always he con asurate with what is called the reminder tre-vi * the empire, and it w:s upon that principle that the nilitia of Gívat-Britain was, two years a), inci. 5:1
to 72,000 men. This house, I think, should never forego this coartitional principle, which is the best "segon l of its independence, whether attacked hy donetic treason or fivreisn hoidjiin. InoS'HI *i soural reson for not adheria, to the principle oilalot as applicabl. 10 ( militis force. By reiniguishing " that you give up. in the present instance, 7,050 rpilitia, wieder bereitai.lty of raising a single min for * general -ervice. The proposal, als", of employing pari-h oficuis as recruiting serje tpis is, in my minit, lot * the least objectionable feature of the bill, an, by it befrut tut harimony which it is to be desired may & always exist amongst the diferent orders of the people."-VIL. DOINGTON now Lori Sidmouth's, Speech, 18:11 June, 1804. Part. DEBATES, Vol. II, p. 727. 161)
(102 PUBLIC PAPER.
that the petitioners are freeholders of the 816 George RUMBOLD.--- Nole remitted by County of Middlesex, and claim to have had
Sir Arthur Paget, flis Britannic Majesty's a right to vote at the last election for that Minister at the Cart of Vienna, uron the Sube county; pt at such election Sir Francis ject of the Deputation of Sir G. Rumbold. Burdett, Baronet, and George Boulton Main
The occurrence which has lately taken waring, Esquire, were candidates to represent place at Hamburgh, is already too well the said county in parliament; that upoil a known to his Excellency the Vice-Chaucellor shew of and the sher:1ł James Shaw, Esile of the Court and of State, for the undersigaed and Sir William Leighton, Knight, des lared envoy extraordioary and minister plenipo The majority, on the view, to be in favour of tentiary of his Britannic Majesty to think it Sir Francis Burdett, but a poll being duly denecessary, at this time, to state the details of manded for the said election, the same was it. But however habituated one may be to granted by the said sheritf, and commenced behold the French government heap violence on the 23d day of July, 1904: that the said upon violence, and atrocity upon atrocity, poll contioned open on the first day till this last enter prize is such, that, perfectly about five o'clock in the cveping; that on convinced that there can be but one manner every other day during the continuance of of regarding and appreciating it, the under the same, the poll was kept open seven signed would nevertheless think himself want hours ; that on divers days during such coning to his duty, if he did not solicit the par tinuance, several persons atiended at the ticular attention of his excellency, to a crime booth, appointed according to law, to give as revolting in itself, as it is pernicious in their voies and did accordingly declare thtir its relations with the great interests of the Votes to be in favour of Sir Francis Burdert, German empire. --The undersigned thinks whose names, places of abode, and freeit impossible that his Majesty the Emperor holds, and in whose occupations their freein his quality of chief of ihat empire, could holds were, were duly entered on the poll, rest a tranquil spectator of so audacious a but the sheriff refused to permit the scraiches violation of all political rights and decorum ; or marks to be set opposite to their names, and be flatters himself, that in the present denoting the candidate for whom they voted, atrocity, the known principles and senti. | until their title to vote bad been examined ments of his Imperial Majesty will suggest into, although they offered to substantiale measures conformable to the common inie. their titles by their oaths, nor would the rests of all independent powers.
sheriff allow such examination to take dersigned seizes this opportunity, &c. place at the booth, but insisted on their A. Pacer.
attending in a box, placed in a different part
of the hustings, to undergo such examinaDOMESTIC OFFICIAL PAPERS. tion ; and although such persons, in conMIDDLESEX ELECTION.-----Petition of cer pliance with such requisition, did accord.
tain Freeholders of the County y Middle ingly attend at the said box, yet the cousiser, presented to ibe House of Commons on deration of inany votes so circumstanced was the 25tb of January, 1805, by Lord Wil adjourned, for want of time, till the days reliam Russel, complaining of the Conduct of spectively succeeding, and thereby great deSberiffs Leigbton and Shaw.
lay and confusion arose; that in order to A petition of the several persons, whose prevent the same in future, application was -names-are thereunto subscribed, was deliver at sundry times, by the agents, friends, and ed in at the table, and read; setting forib,
counsel of Sir Francis Burdail, inade to this
sheriff of the said county, to keep the poll | cis Burdeit had a majority in number of open longer ihan seven hours, as by law he votes received on the poll in his favour, and was bound to do when upon good and suiñ ought to have been returned in the stead cient cause requested so to do: that the said and place of the said George Boulton Mainsheriff, at the several times aforesaid, refused waring to serve in the present parliament to accede 10 such application; that on the for the County of Middlesex aforesaid ; and 1111 and 15th days of the poll, the said "lie therefore praying the House to order the siff, together wiib Newman Knowlys, Esq., said lalse return of the said sherift to be wlio then and there sat as assessor or assist amended, by dire. ting the name of the said ant to the said sheriff, severally, and at sun George Builton Mainwaring to be eraser! dry times, declared, that if at three o'clock therefrom, and the name of the said Sir Franon the said 151h day the roles of any persons cis Burdett to be inserted therein in the that had been before that time objected to stead and place of the name of the said should not bave been examined, the said George Boulton Mainwaring, and that the sheriff would proceed upon such examina. | House will appoint an early day for taki: tion, and determine on the same after three their petition into consideration, and grant o'clock on the same or the following day; to the petitioners such further relief in the and the petitioners further state, that at three premises as to the House shall seem meet. o'clock on the 15th day of the poll, several Ordered, That the said petition be taken voters were in attendance at the sheriff's box, into consideration upon Tuesday the oth in obedience to orders given by the sheriff, day of February next, at three of the cloch in waiting to be examined in respect to the ti. alternoon.-- Ordered, That Mr. Speaker tles 10 iherr voles, which had been previousu | do issue his warrant or warrants for such ly entered on the poll, and their votes de persons, papers, and records, as shall be clared, some for the said George Boulton thought necessary by the several parties on Mainwaring, but many more for the said Sir the hearing of the matter of the said peFrancis Burdell; and i he petitioners humbly tition. submit, that if the poll had been cast up at soch hour, without any further examina. MIDDLESEX ELECTION. Petition of certion of such voters, the names of such lain Freeholders of the County of Middlevotes ought to have been reckoned and sex, relative to the Qualification of Mr. thereby a majority of votes received on Mainwaring, presented to the House of the poll declared, as in fact it was, in fa Commons by Mr. Creevry, on tbe 28th of vour of Sir Francis Burdett; but the peti January, 1805. tioners further state, that the poll was not A petition of the several persons, whose cast up, nor the numbers declared, till the names are thereunto subscribed, being tree. following day, and, in the mean time, the holders of the County of Middlesex, and sheriff, in compliance with his aforesaid claiming to have had a right to vote at the promise, proceeded to satisfy himself re last election for that county, was delivered specting the titles of the voters so previous- in at the table, and read; setting forth, ly enterid on the poll, and, after such exa. that, at the last election of a knight of the mination, directed marks to be set opposite shire for the County of Middlesex, Sir to their names, some in favour of the said Francis Burdett, Baronet, and George Sir Francis Burdett, and some for the said Boulton Mainwaring, Esquire, were candiGeorge Boulton Mainwaring, according to dates to represent the same county in par. the votes previously given for one or other liament; thai, on the shew of hands, the of the said candidates; that a majority of the then sheriff declared the majority to be in votes received on the poll did thereby also favour of the said Sir Francis Burdett; that, appear in favour of Sir Francis Bardett, and thereupon, a poll was duly demanded in ta. the said Sir FrancisBurdett ought to have been vour of the said George Boulton Main.va. returned to serve in this presentparliament for ring, and was proceeded on from day to the county atoresaid; and thai the said she- day; that, at the close of the said election, riff, well knowing the premises, did, on the the said sheriff returned the said George 16th day of the said election, illegally, Boulton Mainwaring as duly elected to rewrongfully, wilfully, and falsely declare the present the said county in parliament; that, majority of numbers to be in favour of the after the demanding the said poll, and pre. said George Boulton Mainwaring, and i!- viously to the , anting thereof, or proceed. legally, wilfully, wrongfully, and falsely, re-ing on the same, the qualification of the turned the said George Boulton Mainwa. said George Boulton Mainwaring to reprering to serve for the said county in the pre sent the said county in parliament was duly schi parliament, although the said Sir Fran. requested of him, and the said George