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listen to the debates of this exalted asPOPULAR OPINIONS.
sembly:--if he be a foreigner, what his Sir,--The opinions of the people of surprise--if an Englishman, tenacious of England appear to be as various as the his birihıright, what the shock to his impulses of individual interests differ feelings, when, fondly anticipating the one from another. The affairs of the deliberations of reason, and the unbiasnation, and of the world, are so intimate- sed decisions of sound judgment, he find's ly blended with personal interest, and na it labouring from the beaten paths of tional prejudice, that the whole compact nobleness and wisdom, into the wilds of has grown by private contention, and the unmannerly witticism, and personal innational security combined by national vective; while the great national cause, prejudice, into a bulwark bordering on unaided by virtuous deliberation, pro impressions arising from ignorance.- ceeds on the sole discretion of ininisters! When one looks around at the present 'till waking from the wrangling of perperiod, every separate interest is seen sonal animosities, they bellow for Jost jingling its unreserved discussions with rights of the constitutional charter, they the national wisdom.--The great class themselves in their madness have left of proprietors of land, and farmers in sinking unheeded, while lacerating the rueful mood exhibit dangers impending national pride and worrying the public on reductions conducive to public plenty: feeling. On this subject, let some sim---The richer cry aloud on the dismal ef- ple questions elicit from some better infects of the property tax ; the mercantile firmeil on constitutional policy, why so joining in its heart-rending expositions.- many vacant seats are permited when "The middling, against the price of all the the affairs of the nation ought to dictate necessaries of life.--The manufacturer, the presence of every representative of against the difficulties and expences at the people at every meeting of parliatending the profits of his labour.---The ment? why one hears of ministers being labourer and poorer class, violently obliged to solicit from every part of the against mechanical inventions destructive kingilom, nay, from many parts of the to manual labour, and eonsequent inabi- continent, the attendance of members to lity to mect the exhorbitant demand for the houses of parliament, when it should fvod.The beggar, against the inade- be a paramount duty in their election to quacy of charitable donations, in a coun- the public service.? Can it be, that the try exceeding every other in the known sons of noblemen and wealthy gentleme! world for expenditure of this nature; are bought into honours, to which their and every
class unison of bitter excla- mental unworthiness readers their abnation on the general oppression of tax- / senee more lionourable to the nation, than ation. Let it be admitted, much room the favour of their presence useful, unless may exist for excitations to complaint: when an insignificant yea or nay is deand that it is well in the privilege of li- manded by the usage of parliament? If berty to express public grievances in oue turn the view to another point, sti! public meetings; yet, be it remembered is seen the long impressed reign of prejuby a people who have struggled to the dice and hostility, flaming with unabated very acme of national pre-eminence and fatality. Nothing satisfies this feeting bat glory, in a tide of patriotism inmortalis- the contemplation of the complete subing the annals of their age, that the sacri- version of American republican indepenfice of national ease and personal luxury | ence; even with the signature of peace may yet be required evoiedly to be laid before one's eyes, victory in a deluge of on the altar of that pre-eminence and blood and carnage is anxiously anticipaglory, that, un'arnished, it may reflect its ted both on sea and land, as a rege.tera
, lustre on surrounding nations, and the tive principle for the imbecility of national blessings of universal peace! But, is ex rtion. On the other hand, altlıougla not that lustre tarnishing? There rests there no longer exists a Napoleon, to dithe doubt; and in that doubt let it rest, rect, the terrifying energies of once allwhile a momentary glance is cast on the powerful France, yet the sufferings of this represented people in its assembled couv- feeling is alleviated with nothing less than cil. Ask, what are the impressions it the total annihilation of its power ; safety should excite? what are the impressions emanates, only in the prospect of its com it does excite? Let any impartial man pression on every side y the absorption
of independent states, no matter how sub-, attempts to excide civil war and destroy versive of natural rights, or unwarranted the Government, in justice, . Yet many years may not pass
“ Art. 1. NAPOLEON BUONAover, when oppressed Europe may look| PARTE is declared a Traitor anit Rebel, back with regret, that the preponderant for having appared with arms in his military power is not France --that the hands in the Dipartment of the Var. diciaior of the ocean is not Eng nud. It is enjoined to all Governors, ComThe charm which gave decided výtury to mandants of the armed force, Nationalthe arus of France, where ever they ap- Guards, Civil Authorities, and even simpeared, is shattered ia the entrance of ple Citizens, to arm, agai:ist him, to hostile armies into Paris ; the spirit which arrest and carry him before a Council once animated their fragments can never of War, which, after having recognised more be combined, to render them fearful bis identity, shall apply to him the to the repose of Europe. No, nor per- penalties pronounced by the Law. haps will the inval ascendaney of England 2. Shall be punished with the same ever render necessary such another rise of penalties, and as guilty of the same military genius, or such varied system s of crimes. continental combination. One more view, • The soldiers and persons of every and I have done --one wilich claims atien-grade, who shall have ac
accompanied tion, and is disposed to excite anxieties of followed the said Buonaparte in his inpo triiing interest. Russia, elated by its vasion of the French territory, unless military powess, glowing with an ardiour in the delay of eight days from the pubnaturai to tumanity, may easily burst its lication of ihe present ordonnance, ihey frozen bonds, and pour its barbarous come and make their subinission to our bordes on the lights of the civilized Governors, Coromanders of Military Diworld; and, in its rugged efforts, rend the visions, Gencrals, or Civil Administrators. hard won laurel ere it firmly entwine the “ 3. Shall be equally prosecuted and proud expectant brow of Britain, and with punished as abeitors and accomplices of ibe broken emblem decorate its own, yet rebellion, and of attempts to change the but a little since trans-atlantic colonies.- form of Government and provoke civil But it is the inevitable fate of man, of na- war, all civil and military administrators, lions, perhaps of worlds, to arrive at some chiefs, and persons cmployed in the said given point in perfection, then to retrogade administration, payers and receivers of until lost in the obscurity of eternity, and public money, even simple citizens, who are lieard of no more !
shall, directly or indireetly, lend aid to AMICUS BEITANNIÆ. Buonaparte.
“ 4. Shall be punisherl with the same DUONAPARTE IN FRANCE!!!
penalties, conformably to the 102d ar
ticle of the Penal Code, those who by This uulooked for and extraordinary speeches made in public places or occurrence was arounced last night to societies, by placards stuck up, or by the astegished in trabitants of the metro- printeil writings, shall have taken part, polis, by the publication of the following or engaged citizens to take part in the oficial documents in all the evening revolt, or to abstain from repelling it. papers:
“5. Our Chancellor, Ministers, SeORDONNANCE OF THE KING, cretaries of State, and our Director-GeCONTAINING MEASURES OF GENERAL neral of Police, each in what concerns
bim, are charged ith the execution of “ Louis by the Grace of God, King the presentOrdonnance, which shall be inof orance and Navarre, to all those who serted in the Bulletin of Laws, addressed shall see these presents, health.
to all Governors of Military divisions, "The 12th article of the Constitutional Generals, Commanders, Prefects, SubCharter charges us especially with ma- Prefects, and Mayors of our kingdom, king regulations and ordonnances neces- with orders to cause it to be printed and sary for the safety of the State. It stuck up at Paris, and wherever else it would be essentially compromised if we may be needful. did not take prompt measures to repress
* Given at the Castle of the Thuillethe enterprise which has just bec! forined ries, 6th March, 1815, and the 2011a upon one of the points of our kingdom, year of our reiga. and to revent the effect of plots and
bing." But I find I must postpone my e The Chu peilrefi'rance, DAUELAY.” remarks on this interesting subject. The PULLARLATON.
landing of Napoleon in France will ocCONVOCATION OF THE LEGÍSI ATUPI. cupy public attention for some duys at
“We had on the 31st December last least. They appear already as inad about adjourned the two Houses, to resume this event as they were when they beard their sittings on the 1st May. During of his deposition; but, although a great that time we had been preparing the ob- nrany are rejoicing at this occurrence, jects upon which they were to occupy, who formerly exuited in his downfal, themselves. The march of the Congress such is the tickle disposition of lonest of Vienpa permitted us to believe in the John, that it will be some time before bis general establislinent of a solid and sentiments upon this subjeci, or his opidurable peace; and we were engaged, nion as to the defeat oi lis American without ceasing, in all those labours army le properly ascertained. which might ensure the tranquillity and
BULLETIN. happiness of the people. This tranqui- War Department, March 8. 1815. lity is disturbed--this happiness may be Captain Mylly arrived this morning cors promised by malevolence and irea- with dispatches from Majer-leveral
The promptitude and wisdom of Lambert, detailing the operations against the measures which we are taking will the enemy in ide neighbourhood of lewe check their progress. Full of confidence Orleans. It appears that the arn.y !!!!in the zeal of which our Chambers bare der the comuand of ligjor General given us proofs, we are eager to call Keane, was landed at the head of the them around us.
Ba yone, in the vicinity of pew Orleans, " If the enemies of the country have en the morning of the 290 December, . founded their liope upon the divisions without opposition; it was, however, which they have always endeavoured to attacked by the eneay in ilie course of foment, its supporters, its legal defen-| the night succeering the landing, when, ders will destroy that criminal hope by, after an olistinate ceatest, the enemy the unatackable force of an undestrucii- were repulsed on all points with cenardile wion.
On the inording of the " for these causes, we have ordered 25th, Sir E. Pakenham arrived, and asand so order what foli;vs :
sumed the coun:200 of the Duty. On “ Ait. 1. 'he Chamber of Peers and the 271h at day-light, the
troops moved the Chamber of Deputies of Depart- forward, driving the enemy's picquets ments are convokesi exiraordinarily in the to within six miles of the fowi, when isual place of their Sittings.
the main body of the enemy was disco“ 2. The Peers and Deputies of De- vered pested tehind a Creast-werk, exienpartments absent from Paris, shall repairing about 1000 pards, with the right ibither as soon as they are informed of resting on the lississipi, and the left on the present Proclamation.
a thick wood. The iniery I between the 3. The preesent Proclamation shall 27th December, and 11 oth January, be inserted in the Bulletin of Laws, ad- was employed in preparations for an attack dressed to all the Prefects, Sub-prefecis, upon the enemy's position. The attack Mayors, and Municipalities of the king which was intended to have been made on dom, publislied and stuck up at Paris, the night of the 7ılı, did not, owing to the audi every uleie else.
difficulties experierced in the passage of " 4. Our Chancellor and our Ministers, the Mississippi, by a corps under Lieut. each in what concerns them, are chary- Colcne! Thurston, which was destined to ed with the execution of the present,
act on the right bank of the river, take Given at the Castle of the Thuille-l place till carly on the morning of the 8th. ries, 6th March, and of our reigailie 204. The division, 10 whom the siorming of (Signed) " Louis."
the enemy's work was, entrusted, moved
to the attack at that time, but being 100 DRUEBING THE YANKEES!!! scon diseovered by the enemy were receivWell Jol.nny Bull what do you think of ed with a galling and severe tire from all matters now. Does the following bulle- parts of their live. Major-General Sir ţin shew that you have been able, as the Edward Fakenhem, who bed placed patriotic Alderman said you woul, to wimscif at the head of the troops, was ungive the Yankees
a coufoundeå drubo fortunately killed at the lead si ihe glacis,
and Viajor-Generals Gibbs and Keane, 13.1.---Licuts. J. Meyrick (left leg amputated), D. were nearly at the same moment woiind- 4341---Capt. 11. Debbig (Lieut.-Coll, slightly;
Campbello severely, ed. The eilect of this upon the troops Lieut. R. Smith, 11. Bush, R. Phelan, W. Jones, Câused a hesitation in their advance, and severely; W. Maclean, , sliclily; Ensigns J. though order was restored by the advance
White, B. Haydo!, and J. Donaldson, severely.
8.5:1;--Lieli.-Colonel IV. Thornton, Lieut. B. C. of the reserve unter Vajor-General Lain
U:quahart, severely, not dangerously: bert, to whom the command of the arıny 193---Ca;stuins R. Ryan. Boulger, Mackenzie, and had devolverl, and Colone! Thornton had Illin, severely; Lieutenants M.Lean, Spark, and succeeded in the operation assigned to
M'Pherson, sliglily : C. Gordon, and J. Hay, him on the right bank of the river; yet the 951---Captain J. Trasees, severely ; Captain N.
scrtrely : Colunicer Wilson, stiglily. Major-General, upon the consideration
Travers, sliglilly; Lieutenans J. Reynolds, Sir of the di:liculties which vet jo mained to J. Ribion, J. Goseci, J. W. Blachborse, and R. be surmounted, did not think hinself
Cain Gilbert Elliott, sligliliy ; justitied in ordering a renewal of the at
Lieutenants ll. Ellioti and C. Morgan, slightly. tack. The ti cops, therefore, retired to 1st West Covia Romment- Capgain Isles, severely, the position which they bad occupied Lieutenanta M'Donald ani Morgan, severly ; previous to the attack.
In that position Royal Navy-Capit. Money, bis Majesty's ship
Ensign Pilkington, severity; and Mellar, slighly. they remained till the evening of die 18117
Trave, severely; Misisipman Wcuicombe, mis when the whole of the wounded, with Majesty's ship lomant, uirlo. the exception of 80 (whom it was con- Missing.-- 41 Fool-Lieut. E. Field, wounded. sidered dangerous to remove) the field
2131 dillo--Capi. Jas. Mlame (Major), and A.
Licuis. J. Stewart, A. B. Armstrong, artillery, and all the stores of
Jay Braus, wounded ; J. Leacock; R. Carl, description; having been embarked, the
wounded ; J. S. M. Toublam; and P. Quinn, army retired to the liead of the Bayone, wounded. where the landing had been originally 4.3d. Cito--Capt. Robt. Simpson, severely wounded.
441 dillo ---Lieut. ll. kniglit. effccted, and re-embarked without mules- 931 dio-Licuts. G. Munro, J. M'Donald, woundtation,
ed; and B. Graves wounded; Volunteer B. Names of Oficers killed and wounded Johnston.
and the missing in the riction of the Nancs of the Officers killed, wounded, 8th of January
and missing, in the operations precedKILLED. —General Staff--Major-Gencral Hon. Sir ing and subsequent to the action of the E. Pakenham, Commander of the forces ; Capt.
8th Jan. 1315. Thomas Wilkinsoni, 831h, Major of Brigade. 411 Foot-Ensign Wm. Crowe.
KILLED-- Royal Ariillery: --Lieut. Alex. Ramsay 7ib Dill-Major Gcorge King, Captain George 401 Foot-Capt. Francis Junusione, and Licut.
Royal Engineers-Lien. Peler. Wright. Henry.
Jolin Sutherland. 21st DivioMajor J. A. Wbristaker, Capt. R. Renny 21st. dio-C:pl. I'm. Contan. (Licut.-Col.), Lieni, Donald 11: Doualid.
4.11h dino-Lieut, John Blakeney. 441h Dittu-Lieutenant I.. Davies, and Ensign 834) ditto-Caplains Charles Gray, and Charles M'Losky.
Harris. 934 Dirio.--Lieut.-Col. R, Dale, Capts. 7. Iliichins,
1st. West India Regt.-Capt. Francis Collings. and A. Muirhead.
WOUNDED.---Ginerat Stail.--Lieu'.-Col. Sloven, WOUNDED) ---General Staff-Major-General Gibbs,
231. Fout; A. A. G. severely, not dangerously; severely, since dead; Major-General Kcare, se.
Major Hooper, 87th Pcol. D. A. G. severely verely ; Captains H. E. Shaw, 4th Foor, (Britisli
(lex ampunied; Lieut. D lancy Evans, 31 Inaniry), slightly, and L. Delacy Evans, 3d
Drayoons, D. X. Q. N. G. severely. Dragoons, D. A. Q. M. G. severely.
Royal Artillery-Lieuts. James Christie, severely, 4th Foot--Lieut.-C.l. f. Brooke, slightly ; Major and B. ca. Poynter, slightly.
A D. Franco, Irieul.-Col. severely. Captains J. 4th Fool-Lieu. Thos. Novily, severely.
93d diuo--- Lieut. A. Phaup, severely (since dead), 716 Foot-Captains W. E. Page, severely, J.J. A. 97101 dinto---Capt. W. Hallen, and Lieut. Daniel
Mullens, slightly ; Lieutenants M. Higgins, se- Forbes, severely; Lieut. J. G. Farmer, slightly. verely, B. Lorentz, sligliv.
M18SINC...-850 Foul---Lieut. W. Walker, and 215!- Lieut.-Colonel W. Paterson (Colonel), se- Ensign George Ashion.
verely, not dangerous'y; Major E. J. Ross; Lieuis. 95th diilo--- Major Samuel Mitchell. J. Waters, and A. Geddes, severely.
Grand Total - 2451 Printed arid Published by G. HOUSTON: No. 192, Strana ; where all Comununications addressed to the
Editor are regeested to be forward
Vol. XXVII. No. 11.] LONDON, SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 1815. [Price 1s.
[ 322 CORN BILL.
upon the subject, my hátred, my abhorrence of this. Bill have only been
more strongly confirmed. I shall, thereTO THE PEOPLE OF HAMPSHIRE,
fore, continue to do every lawful act in
my power to prevent it becoming a law, On the 9th inst. I delivered to MR. If only one Gentleman from every town, BOSANQUET, the High Sheriff of this and from every considerable village, were County, à Requisition for a County to attend at Botley, the work of signing Meeting, signed by myself and by 581 Petitions might be very easily and speeother freeholders, and others, the place dily accomplished. of abode of each of whom was written
WM, COBBETT. against his name. MR. BOSANQUET, , on the 11th inst. informed me, by letter, that lie should not comply with the re
NAPOLEON'S RETURN. quest of the persons who had signed the If ever there was news that struck like said Request. This his letter, together a thunder-bolt, this was that with a proposition for further proceed- Many persons seem to be out of their ings, shall be published next week, after wits at it. After having seen the deliverI have had an opportunity of consulting ance of Europe accomplished, they really personally with some of the Gentlemen appear to be delivered of their senses. who signed the Requisition. And, for ---For my part, I am wholly unable to this purpose, I beg leave to invite such judge of the probabilities that exist in of these Gentlemen as may have leisure, favour, or against Napoleon's enterprise; to meet me at THE DOLPHIN INN, but, after viewing what the people of AT BOTLEY, on Saturday next, the Italy, Genoa, Switzerland, Spain, and 25th inst. at 12 o'clock in the day. It even France have experienced, in consewill be as convenient to every body else quence of his fall, I cannot say, that his to go to Botley as to go to Winchester, restoration would, to me, be matter of and much more convenient to me to re-surprise, especially when I consider how main at home, especially as I have al- large a part of the soldiers and of the ready been much from home on the bu- people of France were, and always apsiness. : When met, we shall be able to pear to have continued firmly attached to adopt some plan for the signing of peti- him.--As to wishes, they avail nothing : tions in all parts of the county. No one but we are now all free to express those will deny, that we have a RIGHT to Pe- which we entertain. Our country is at tition, that is to say, to PRAY. The peace with the Emperor of Elba as well poorest of us may PRAY even to God; as with the King of France. My wishes and, surely, we may PRAY to the Par- are, that ibe - Jesuits, the Dominicans, liament ! In our Church service, in our and the Inquisition may be put down Common Prayer Book, there are prayers again. I do not care much by whom ; against DEARTH, and thanksgiving but these "ancient and venerable instifor plenty, or cheapuess; and, surely, “tutions," as the Cossacks of New
" when corn is cheap, we may PRAY to England call them, I wish to see comthe Parliament not to pass a law, tend-pletely destroyed. Louis the desired ing to make it dear! The moment that has not done what was promised. He the Corn Bill appeared in the House of has not abolished the heaviest taxes; he Commons, that moment I declared, that has not left religion as he found it; he if there was but one man in all England has not adhered to the Code : Napoleon ; to petition against it, I would be that he has not left the press free. I do not . man. After very attentively listening to know, that, surrounded as he has been, every thing that I have seen or heard that he could have done more than his