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• Juncture of Affairs, to permit' certain II. And be it further enacted, That it

Foreigners, now in Great Britain, to inlist shall and may be lawful for His Majesty, " as Soldiers into His Majesty's service, and his Heirs and Successors, from time to for the better disciplining of such Sol- Time, to augment such Regiments, Batta

diets, TO FORM THEM INTO REGI- lions, or Corps, so already formed as aforeMENTS, BATTALIONS, OR CORPS, said, and to form any other Regiments, 6 and to grant Commissions or Letters of Battalions, or Corps, and to that End to “ Service THEREIN, to certain Foreign inlist as Soldiers to serve in any such Re• Officers acquainted with their MAN. giments, Battalions, or Corps, any fo‘NERS ANÐ LANGUAGE; and it may reigners who shall voluntarily enter them

be expedient, during the Continuance of selves as Soldiers to serve THEREIN :: . the present War, to augment such Regi- Provided always, that there shall not be,

ments, Battalions, or Corps, and to within any part of the United Kingdom, form other Regiments, Battalions, or more in the whole than ten thousand men • Corps, and to inlist as Soldiers to serve serving in such Regiments, Battalions, or * THÉREIN respectively, such other Fo- Corps, at any one Time. • reigners as shall be willing to inlist III. And be it further enacted, That it

themselves into His Majesty's Service ; and shall be lawful for any such Persons, Subalso to enable His Majesty to grant Com-jects of any Foreign States as shall be ' missions or Letters of Service to Foreign willing to serve His Majesty, to inlist as • Officers THEREIN; and it is proper that Soldiers, and to accepi Commissions or

all persons who shall or may have ad- Letters of Service, to serve as Officers or vised His Majesty to-inlist such Soldiers, Engineers, from His Majesty, his Heirs and

and to grant such Commissions or Letters Successors, or from any Persons duly au• of Service aforesaid, should be indemni-thorized by His Majesty to grant such

fied; and it is necessary that Quarters Commissions or Letters of Service (which should be provided for such Regiments, Commissions and Letters of Service it shall Battalions, or Corps, during their conti- be lawful for His Majesty, or for any Per

nuance in any part of the United King- sons duly authorized in that behalf as aforedom:'. Be it therefore enacted by the said, to grant :) Provided always, that no King's most Excellent Majesty, by and such Officer, when he shall be reduced, with the Advice and Consent of the shall be entitled to receive Half-Pay : Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Com- Provided nevertheless, that when any such mons, in this present Parliament assem- Officer shall be rendered incapable of Mibled, and by the Authority of the same, litary Service by Wounds or Infirmities, That all such Foreign Soldiers as have contracted while he shall be discharging been already inlisted into His Majesty's his Military Duty during the Period of his service, and formed into Regiments, Bato continuing to serve as such Officer under talions, or Corps, as aforesaid, shall be the Provisions of this Act, then and in such deemed and taken to have been and to be case it shall be lawful for His Majesty to legally and effectually inlisted and form- make such Provision for such Officer as he ed; and all such Commissions, or Letters shall think proper and necessary, so that of Service as have been already granted such Provision shalt in no Case exceed the by His Majesty to any Foreign Officers in Half Pay of the Rank in the BRITISH such Regiments, Battalions, or Corps, shall Service, similar to that which such Officer be deemed and taken to have been and to shall have held at the Time of his becombe legally and effectually granted, and ing so incapable as aforesaid: Provided shall remain and continue in force in like also, that no such Person as aforesaid shall manner in all respects as if such Soldiers be liable to any Pain, Penalty, or Forhad been inlisted and formed, and such feiture whatever, for having accepted any Commissions or Letters of Service had such Commission, or inlisted as a soldier been granted, after the passing and under IN ANY SUCH REGIMENTS, BATthe Provisions of this Act; and all and TALIONS, OR CORPS, AS AFORE. every Person or Persons who shall or may SAID, by reason of his having professed have advised His Majesty to inlist such the Popish Religion, and not having deSoldiers, and to grant such Commissions or clared the same at the time of his acceptLetters of Service as aforesaid, shall be, ing such Commission or inlisting. and they and he are or is hereby fully and IV. And be it further enacted, That all effectually indemnified; any Law of Sta- Officers, Non-commissioned Officers, Drumme to the contrary notwithstanding. mers, and Private Soldiers respectively serving under the Provisions of this Act, Jacobin wars and these Lawyers brought shall, whilst in His Majesty's Service as us? If the King, or his ministers, have it' aforesaid, be subject and liable to such in their power to displace all our native Articles of War as His Majesty hath esta- Officers, from the Ensign to the General, blished or may think fit to establish for the and to put Hanoverians in their stead; if better Government of the said Forces, and this Aci of Parliament gave them the for bringing Offenders against the same to power to do this, then are we in a state to Justice, and for constituting Courts Mar. be envied by no nation upon the face of tial with Power to try, hear, and determine the earth; then are we in a state to excite any Crimes or Offences by such Articles the pity, or, rather, the contempt, of all of War, and inflict Penalties, by Sentence those whom we have affected to despise. or Judgment of the same, and may be bil- For, you will observe, reader, that it is leted and quartered, and be received and not here a question of degree. If they can provided for in Quarters: Provided al appoint one foreigner to command Engways, that no Officer, Non-commissioned lishmen, they can appoint a thousand. Officer, Drummer, or Soldier, shall, by There is no limit; and, then, again, I say, suck Articles of War, be subject to any we are, at last, come to a pretty pass ! punishment extending to Life or Limb, Observe, too, that Roman Catholics may, if for any Crime which is not expressed to FOREIGNERS, be commissioned accord.' be so punishable by an Act of this Session ing to this act; so that, you see, if Mr.' of Parliament, intituled, An Act for punish- Perceval's interpretation hold good, Roman ing Muliny and Desertion, and for the better Catholics may possess all the offices in our Payment of the Army and their Quarters, and army; they may command in all our for such Crimes as are expressed to be so districts; they may enjoy all the places punishable in the said Act, in any manner of military trust in the kingdom, not exor under any regulations which shall not cepting the governorships of the forts and accord with the Provisions of the said Act: castles. Yes, if Mr. Perceval's interpreProvided also, that every Person who shall tation of the Act be good, Baron Bock or be inlisted as a Soldier under the Autho- Baron Linsingen might be appointed Lieurity of this Act, shall be attested in such tenant of the Tower of London, and I doo manner as His Majesty shall direct, by not know that they might not be appointed such Articles of War and not otherwise ; Lords Lieutenants of Counties, for that is and that such Officers, Non-commissioned also a place of military trust. In short, if Officers, Drummers, and Private Soldiers that interpretation be admitted, the Act of respectively shall take such oath for their Settlement, as to its most important proviFidelity, and their Continuance in His Ma- sion, is no more, and we are exposed to jesty's service, as His Majesty shall in like all the dangers that it was intended to manner direct, and no other.

prevent.- At the time when this Act V. Provided always, and be it further was passed, it was strongly protested enacted, That this Act shall continue in against by Mr. FRANCIS, Mr. H. HUTCHINForce during the present War, and until son and Mr. Peter MOORE ; but, none of one Year after the Termination thereof, these gentlemen anticipated the use that by the ratification of a Definitive Treaty has since been made of it. Little did they of Peace, and no longer.

imagine, that it would be made the ground

whereon to introduce German Officers Such, reader, is the Act of Parliament, into our own regiments and to put German which has been interpreted to mean, that Generals to command English districts. foreign Officers may be put into English re- In one stage of the Bill, the Secretary of giments, and that they may also be placed War said : " that as this was only a meain the command of the several districts of " sure for providing for a certain number this kingdom; in short, it has been inter- of brave inen, who had been forced 10 preted to mean, that the whole of our re- leave their own country, he hoped the Bill gular army may be legally put under the “ might proceed in its course." He did command of. Hanoverians or other foreign- not point out the particular instances in ers; and that, every part of this kingdom which this bravery had been displayed, may be legally put under the command of nor did he explain: how the people had the same persons.

I say, with Lord been forced away from their own country; Folkestone, that the Act means no such but, at any rate, it was in this humble tone. thing; but, if it did, to what a pass are we that the Hanoverians were introduced. come? To what a state have these Anti-We were then told of their distresses ; of

their forlorn situation; of the cruelties ex- ( and proceeded to Poland. By this moveercised against them by the French. In ment Russia sacrificed Wallachia and Molshort, they were held out to us as objects davia.When the Russian armies were of compassion. But, now, faith, we are united and formed, a Protest against France, to listen to accounis . of their merits ; appeared, which was transmitted to every of their skill; of their valour. We have Cabinet. Russia by that announced, that How to behold them put in high com- she felt no wish even to save appearances. mands; in short, to behold them command All nieans of conciliation were employed ing English regiments, English generals, and on the part of France--all were ineffectual. English territory.---The provision, rela- - Towards the close of 1811, six months tive to Roman Catholics, has been several after, it was manifest in France that all times noticed in and out of parliament ; this could end only in war. Preparations but, it has always been said, in answer, were made for it. The garrison of Dantzic that there can be no great danger from was increased to 20,000 men. Stores of this, because confined to a few foreign every description, cannons, muskets, powCorps, whereas our own Roman Catholics, der, ammunition, pontoons were conveyed if they were admitted, would find their to that place; considerable sums of money way into all the regiments in the service, were placed at the disposal of the departand might possess many of the great com- ment of engineers for the augmentation of mands on the Staff. What, however, will its fortifications. The army was placed be said now?. Mr. Perceval's interpreta- on the war establishment. The cavalry, tion of the act of 1804 allows the King to the train of artillery, and the military put Roman Catholics into all the Military baggage train, were completed. In Commands, provided only that those Ro- March, 1812, a treaty of alliance was man Catholics be FOREIGNERS! This concluded with Austria; the preceding makes the indignity upon our own. Catho- month a treaty had been concluded with lics ten thousand times greater than it was Prussia.- In April the first corps of the before. It is well known, that the volun- Grand Army marched for the Oder, the tary services of many of our own Roman second corps to the Elbe, the third corps Catholic noblemen and gentlemen have to the Lower Oder, the fourth corps set been absolutely refused ; and yet, do we out from Verona, crossed the Tyrol, and see these foreign Catholics admitted, as we proceeded to Silesia. The Guards left are now told they legally are, not only into Paris. On the 22d of April, the Emany of our native corps, but to the com- peror of Russia took the command of his mand of large portions of our army in our army, quitted St. Petersburg, and moved own country? If what has been done in his head-quarters to Wilna.---- In the this way be lawful, if Mr. Perceval's in- commencement of May the first corps arterpretation of the Act of 1804 be allowed rived on the Vistula, at Elbing, and Mato be good, German Catholics may com. rienburg ; the second corps at Marienmand all the regiments and garrisons and werder, the third corps at Thorn, the districts in Ireland, while an Irish Catholic fourth and sixth corps at Plock, the fifth can have no such cominand - That is corps assembled at Warsaw, the eighth quite enough. Not another word need be corps on the right of Warsaw, and the sesaid upon this part of the subject. The venih corps at Pulawy.--The Emperor reader will now judge for himself what set out from St. Cloud on the 9th of May; law there is for the employing of these fo- crossed the Rhine on the 13th, the Elbe on reigners in English regiments and the the 29th, and the Vistula on the 6th of staff.

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Second Bulletin of the Grand Army, WilNORTHERN WAR. Bulletins, of the

kowiski.-June 22, 1812. Grand French Army. - First Bulletin, All means of effecting an understanding dated at Gumbinnen, June 20, 1812. between the two empires became imposTowards the end of 1810, Russia alter- sible. The spirit which reigned in the ed her political system--the English spirit Russian Cabinet hurried it on to war. regained its influence-the Ukase respecting General Narbonne, Aid-de-Camp to the Commerce was its first act. -In Fe- Emperor, was dispatched to Wilna, and bruary, 1811, five divisions of the Russian could remain there only a few days. By army quitted the Danube by forced marches, that was gained the proof, that the demand,

equally arrogant dud extraordinary, which she, then, consider us degenerate? Are we had been made by Prince Kurakin, and in no longer to be looked upon as the soldiers which he declared, that he would not enter of Austerlitz? She offers us the alternative into any explanation before France had of dishonour or war. The choice cannot evacuated the territory of her own Allies, admit of hesitation. Let us, then, march in order to leave them at the mercy of forward. Let us pass the Niemen. Let Russia, was the sine quá non of that Ca. us carry the war into her territory. The binet, and it made that a matter of boast second war of Poland will be as glorious to to Foreign Powers.- - The first corps ad- the French arms as the first : but the peace vanced to the Pregel. The Prince of Eck- which we shall conclude will be its own muhl had his head-quarters, on the 11th of guarantee, and will put an end to that June, at Konigsberg.-The Marshal proud and haughty influence which Russia Duke of Reggio, commanding the second has for fifty years exercised in the affairs of corps, had his head-quarters at Wehlau; Europe. the Marshal Duke of Elchingen, commanding the third corps, at Soldass ; the Prince

Third Bulletin of the Grand Army. Viceroy, at Rastenburg ; the King of West

Kowno, June 26, 1812. phalia, at Warsaw; the Prince Poniarowski, at Pultusk. The Emperor moved On the 23d of June, the King of Naples his head-quarters, on the 12th, to Ko- (Murat) who commands the cavalry, transnigsberg, on the Pregel; on the 17th to ferred his head-quarters to within two Insterburg; on the 19th to Gumbinnen. leagues of the Niemen, upon its left bank.

-A slight hope of accommodation still This Prince has under his immediate orders remained. The Emperor had given orders the corps of cavalry commanded by Geneto Count Lauríston to wait on the Emperor rals Counts Nansouty and Montbrun; the Alexander, or on his Minister for Foreign one composed of the divisions under the Affairs, and to ascertain whether there command of Generals Counts Bruyeres, St. might not yet be some means of obtaining a Germain, and Valance; the other consistreconsideration of the demand of Prince ing of the divisions under the orders of Kurakin, and of reconciling the honour of General Baron Vattier and Generals Counts France, and the interest of her allies, with Sebastiani and Defrance. Marshal Prince the opening a negociation. The same d'Eckmuhl, commanding the first corps, spirit which had previously swayed the moved his head-quarters to the skirts of The Russian Cabinet upon various pretexts, great forest of Pilwisky. The second prevented Count Lauriston from açcom- corps and the Imperial Guards followed the plishing his mission ; and it appeared for line of march of the first corps.---The the first time, that an Ambassador, under third corps took the direction by Mariencircumstances of so much importance, was pol; the Viceroy, with the 4th and 6th unable to obtain an interview, either with corps, which remained in the rear, marchthe Sovereign or his Minister. The Secre- ed upon Kalwarry.- -The King of Westtary of Legation, Prevost, brought this in- phalia proceeded to Novogrod with the telligence to Gumbinnen; and the Emperor 5th, 7th, and 8th corps. The first Ausissued orders to march, for the purpose of trian corps, commanded by the Prince of passing the Niemen. 'The conquered,' Schwartzenberg, quitted Lemberg on the observed 'he, assume the tone of con

made a movement on its left, and querors : fate drags them on; let their des- drew nearer to Lublin. tinies be fulfilled. His Majesty caused train, under the orders of Gen. Eble, arthe following proclamation to be inserted in rived at the advanced posts near Kowno; he the Orders of the Army: -SOLDIERS ! took a Polish cloak and cap from one of the The second war of Poland has commenced. light cavalry, and inspected the banks of The first was brought to a close at Fried- the Niemen, accompanied by Gen. Haxo, land and Tilsit. At Tilsit, Russia swore of the engineers alone. At eight in the eternal alliance with France, and war with evening the army was again in motion. At England. She now violates her oaths. ten, Count Morand, General of Division, She refuses to give any explanation of her passed over three companies of voltigeurs, strange conduct, until the Eagles of France and at the same time three bridges were shall have repassed the Rhine, leaving, by thrown across the Niemen. At elevent, such a movement, our allies at her mercy. three columns debouched over the three Russia is dragged along by a fatality! Her bridges. At a quarter past one, day began destinies must be accomplished. Should to appear. At noon, General Baron Pajal

-The pontoon drove before him a cloud of Cossacks, and on the heights of Traka. At day-break took possession of Kowno with a single bat- of the 28th the King of Naples put himself talian. On the 24th the Emperor pro- in motion with the advanced guard, and ceeded to Kowno.- -Marshal the Prince the light cavalry of General Count Bruyeres. of Eckmuhl pushed forward his head-quar- The Marshal Prince of Eckmuhl supported ters to Roumchicki, and the King of Naples him with his corps. The Russians every to Eketanoni.- -During the whole of the where retired. After exchanging some 24th and of the 26th, the army was defiling cannon-shot, they crossed the Vilia in all by the three bridges. In the evening of haste, burned the wooden bridge of Wilna, the 24th, the Emperor caused a new bridge and set fire to immense magazines, valued to be thrown over the Vilia opposite Kowno, at many millions of rubles: more than and directed Marshal the Duke of Reggio 150,000 quintals of flour, an immense supto pass it with the second corps. The Po-ply of forage and of oats, and a great mass lish light horse of the guards crossed the of articles of clothing, were burned. A river by swimming. Two men were great quantity of arms, in which Russia is drowning, when they were picked up by in general deficient, and of warlike stores, two swimmers of the 26th light infantry was destroyed and thrown into the Vilia. Colonel Guéhèneac having imprudently ex- -At mid-day the Emperor entered Wil. posed himself to afford them assistance, had At three o'clock the bridge over the nearly fallen a sacrifice himself; a swim- Vilia was re-established. All the carpenmer of his regiment saved him.-- On the ters of the city repaired to it with zeal, and 25th, the Duke of Elchingen pushed on constructed a bridge, while the portoneers. to Kormelon: the King of Naples advanced at the same time constructed another. to Jigmuroui. The enemy's light troops The division of Bruyeres followed the enemy were driven in and pursued on every side by the left bank. In a slight affair with

-On the 26th, Marshal the Duke of their rear, about 80 carriages were taken Elchingen arrived at Skoroule. The light from the Russians. There were some men divisions of cavalry covered the whole plain killed and wounded; among the latter is the to within ten leagues of Wilna.-Mar- Captain of Hussars, Segur. The Polish shal the Duke of Tarentum, who commands light horse of the guard made a charge on the 10th corps, composed in part of the the right bank of the Vilia, put to rout, Prussiańs, passed the Niemen on the 24th, pursued, and made prisoners a good suma at Tilsit, and moved upon Rossiena, inber of Cossacks. On the 25th, the Duke order to clear the right bank of that river, of Reggio had crossed the Vilia, by a bridge and to protect the navigation - -Marshal thrown over near Kowno. On the 26th he the Duke of Belluno, commanding the 9th marched upon Javou, and on the 27th on corps, and having under his orders the di- Chatoui. This movement obliged the visions Ileudelet, Lagrange, Durette, and Prince of Vittgenstein, Commandant of the Partonneaux, occupies the country between first

corps of the Russian army, to evacuate the Elbe and the Oder. The General of all Samogitia, and the country lying beDivision, Count Rapp, Governor of Dant-tween Kowno and the sea, and to retire zic, has under his orders the division Daen- upon Wilkomir, after obtaining a reindels. -The General of Division, Count forcement of two regiments of the Guards. Hogendorp, is Governor of Konigsberg. On the 28th a rencounter took place,

-The Emperor of Russia is at Wilna The Marshal Duke of Reggio found the enewith his guards, and one part of his army my drawn up opposite Develtovo. A canoccupying Ronikontoni and Newtrooki. nonading commenced; the enemy was

driven from one position to another; and Fourth Bulletin of the Grand Army Lion, that he could not set fire to it

. He passed the bridge with so much precipita Wilna, June 30.

lost 300 prisoners, among whom are seve On the 27th the Emperor arrived at the ral officers, and about 100 killed or woundadvanced posts at two in the afternoon, and ed. Our loss amounts to about 50 men. put the army in motion for the

of -The Duke of Reggio praises the briapproaching Wilna, and attacking the Rus- gade of light cavalry, commanded by Genesian army at day-break of the 28th, should ral Baron Castex, and the 11th regiment of it wish to defend Wilna, or retard its cap- light infantry, composed entirely of Frenchture in order to save the immense magazines men from the departments beyond the Alps. which it had there. One Russian division young Roman conscripts have shewn a occupied Troki, and another division was great deal of intrepidity.The enemy

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