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• rantee of the Treaty of Westphalia,' Mr. Fersen, the Minister appointed for this purpose, waited upon the General; who, in answer to his diplomatic compliment, inquired of him, ' What was the name of the Swedish
Minister then at Paris? - Mr. Fersen was silent, and BUONAPARTE continued, " That considering the • connection which had always subsisted between the two
Nations — a connection which Sweden ought to know "how to estimate -- he was at a loss to account for the
conduct of the Swedish Court, in appointing as its 'Agents and Plenipotentiaries, persons essentially dis
agreeable to every French Citizen: - that the French Republic could not endure, that persons notoriously at
tached to the Ancient Court of France, should be sent "to brave the Ministers of the first People in the • Universe!'
At Soleure, an Officer (a decided Republican, as we are told) chose to disobey the orders which he had received upon the subject, and to salute BUONAPARTE on his passage, by a general discharge of artillery. He was in consequence put under arrest; but has been since liberated, upon a declaration from the Directory, that they should consider his punishment as an insult to the Representative of the French Republic.
In the mean time, BUONAPARTE lives in a private house belonging to his Wife; and the Citizens of Paris are generally surprized and edified, at seeing him walking about his garden by himself, just like any other
The following is a Copy of an Arrêté of the Directory : The Executive Directory, considering that the Treaty concluded with the EMPEROR requires a new distribution of the Forces of the Republic, directs as follows:
I. General Berthier, Chief of the Etat-Major of the Army of Italy, is appointed Commander in Chief of that Army.
He is charged to direct the operations resulting from the Treaty of Campo Formio, and the Evacuations which are to take place in consequence.
The Military Divisions of the Interior, formerly placed under the Command of the General in Chief of the Army of Italy, cease to make a part of this Army.
II. The Army of Germany shall be divided into two Armies, one of which shall be called the Army of the Rhine, and the other the Army of Mayence.
III. The Army of the Rhine will be composed of that part of the Army of Germany which is at present placed in the Departments of Mont Terrible, the Upper Rhine and Lower Rhine, and the positions opposite, on the Right Bank of the Rhine. -- General ANGEREAU is appointed to the Command of this Army.
IV. The Army of Mayence will be composed of the remainder of the Army of Germany, now in the Conquered Countries. . General HATRY is to command this Army.
He is charged with the direction of the Military Operations relative to the occupation of Mayence, and the execution of the Treaty of Campo Formio.
V. The Army in the Territory of the Batavian Republic shall be under the sole direction of the General of Division who commands it.
VI. General BUONAPARTE will take the Command of the Army of England, as soon as his Diplomatic Mission relative to the execution of the Treaty of Campo Formio shall be completed. In the mean time General DESSAIX
shall command this Army, agreeably to the Article of the 5th Brumaire.
The Debates in the Assemblies turn chiefly on the degree of Toleration to be extended to the Christian Religion.
The attention of the Directory is occupied in re-organizing their Marine, particularly at Cherbourg, where we are told that the greatest activity prevails.
Switzerland appears to be on the brink of a Revolution.
CAPE OF Good Hope, AUG. 23, 1797. -" Since s Lord MACARTNEY's arrival, the Dutch have ceased to « consider themselves as a Conquered People - Their « confidence in Government, and their attachment to « Great Britain, increases every day.
“ The climate is so temporate and healthy, that the « General Hospital is nearly unoccupied; there being at « this moment only fifty-eight sick, out of a Garrison of « near six thousand men. We felt for a few days a scar“ city of Provisions, but they are now to be had in their « usual abundance, notwithstanding the ample Supplies u we have afforded to the Fleet of Indiamen now in « Simon's Bay.
« This Fleet will sail in a few days under a strong « Convoy; it is by far the richest that ever left India. The « Cargoes alone are estimated, upon a moderate computa« tion, at Six Millions Sterling."
Note. - This valuable Fleet is just arrived in the Downs.
We present our Readers with an Extract of a Letter from an Officer on board His Majesty's Ship Diligence, dated Donna Maria Bay, St. Domingo, Oct. 27, 1797; which contains the most correct and authentic statement that has yet been laid before the Public, relative to the loss of the Hermione.
“ By the Master of the Spanish Schoorier which was « captured by the Diligence, on the 20th of October, to « windward of Altavela, from La Guira, bound to « St. Domingo, we are informed that the Hermione arri« ved at this latter place on the 26th of last Month, at “ three o'clock P. M. having been run away with by her “ Crew, who, not content with such atrocity, added to « it, the last and most horrible of all human actions« a general and indiscriminate slaughter of their Captain " and Officers (except the Surgeon and one of the Mas« ter's Mates, who concealed themselves), most of the “ Marines, and six Women - in all about 40 souls.-It “ appears that Capt. Pigott, at the time of his going to " bed, was murdered by his Cockswain, who was after“ wards nominated Commander, and in that character « delivered the Ship, with all Papers, Signals, and In« structions, to the Spanish Governor, on conditions of “ having their Arrears of Wages paid, being considered “ as Spanish Subjects, and not given up to the English. “ The Ship was carried round to Porto Cavello, unrigged, « and her guns and stores landed.
“ The Master of the Spanish Schooner says, that the “ Mutineers are held in the utmost detestation at La « Guira, the scorn and contempt of every one; nor had, « or were likely to meet with, any employment. Their « offer of going to sea in the Ship under Spanish Colours, « was rejected by the Governor.”
The following article, from an American Newspaper of the greatest respectability, will serve to convey to our Readers some idea of the credit to be given to those pompous descriptions of the reception which our disaffected Reformers in Church and State experience in that Country. It may a little shock the believers in Dr. PRIESTLEY's Chymical Professorship of 300l. per ann. in the University of Philadelphia.
“ INFORMATION wanted. « If an Englishman of the name of Joseph Priestley, “ L.L.D. and F.R. S. who came to America about three “ years ago, be yet alive and in this Country, he may . “ hear of something to his advantage by applying at the « Office of this Gazette.
“ N. B. The said Priestley was last heard of some« where about Northumberland, in the State of Pennsyls vania.”
We are obliged to Crito for his valuable Commentary; and if we entertain some hesitation as to the propriety of giving it to the Public, he will, we trust, readily understand that it is not from a doubt of its merit, but of our own,