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u shot on the 23d November, several de. is possible ; and, if it should not really “ failed reports of his operations, dated happen, I dare say the new Dukes and “ France, Morbihan, the 2d, 3d, and 4th Counts will thank us full as much as if it “ December. The first is addressed to the did happen. In short, the notions of our « Prince of Wales, the second to the Duke writers, and, indeed, the notions now set “ of Kent, and the third to the Secretary of afloat in the public papers,are trulyalarming. “ State for the War Department. · Debar They menace us with a war for the rest of “ announces in these reports, that he had our lives; or at least a war to continue as long “ made his way into Britanuy in the midst as the pound bank-note will buy a quartern " of the greatest daugers; that he had al- loaf. The promulgation of such notions « ready assembled a great number of mal- places all upon the hazard of a die. If “ contents and deserters, and would soon Napoleon fall, why, then, we may have “ be in a situation to strike some decisive peace from that cause ; but, if he rise; if
blow; in short, he gives a daily state- he surmount his present difficulties, what * ment of his progress up to the 4th De- hope can we rationally entertain of peace 16 cember. Thus it appears, that before with him upon any terms short of such as " he had arrived at Houat, and perhaps will deprive us of all future power? Afo “ before he had left London, this able Ge. ter the publication of these denunciations • neral had drawn up a faithful account of against him, against all persons in authority * the signal advantages which he was to under him, and, indeed, against the whole 66 obtain twelve days after his death. We mass of the French people; after this, who * cannot refrain from congratulating the can hope for peace, if he should survive?
English Ministers upon their choice of The same career that we ran during the ” agents, and the incredible success with Auti-Jacobin war we now seem to be en
which they execute the missions intrust- tering upon anew. During that war many 45 ed to them. This, however, is not the occasions offered for making a safe and ho's first time that they have so worthily jus. nourable peace; but, whenever we saw 6 lified its confidence. This affair may the French arms experiencing a reverse ;
serve as an appendix to the mystification whenever we saw the difficuliies of France " of Drake, and merits that it should be disposing her rulers towards peace, our " recorded as an additional specimen of the hopes of humbling her revived, and our < sublime combinations of English policy. refusal to treat goaded her on to fresh ex“ We hope the details we have just given ertions. In those auspicious moments, 56 will gratify the impalient curidsity of a when moderation in our views and our “ London public, and we promise them, language might have done every thing for “' for the future, that we shall give them us and our allies, we assumed a tone that
punctual advices respecting such expedi- soou threw us back to our former situation; stions as often as they are sent to us.
and, by a series of such conduct, we, at The Times news-paper, in the height of its last, reduced ourselves to the necessity of rage at the result as here recorded, falls making a peace like that of Amiens. -If, foul of the French police, and ascribes its when Buonaparté returned from Egypt (á vigilance to the circumstance of the fate of sugitive as we then called him) we had acthe new Dukes and Counts being dependent cepted of his offer of peace, how different upon that of their master. They must, the at this day would have been the state of Times says, all stand or fall together, and Europe, and of England in particular! But, therefore the former are so faithful in the we then threw the Bourbons in the teeth of absence of the latter; to which he adds, France ; we then talked of seeing a governthat's the short road to peace is over the ment established such as we could make Scorpse of the monsler.". - These are peace with. One would think that, with expressions of great weight; they ought to the bitter fruits of that day still on our be attended to by us, because they are sure palate, we should be more cautious ; but, to be attended to by Buonaparté and by the there are men whom nothing will teach people of France. This writer threatens prudence, the new Dukes and Counts with the gibbel, in case of the fall of Napoleon ; and he
- The thinks, perhaps, that he shall have to re- French official papers give an account of cord the putting of that threat in execution. the prisoners and deserters, which entered It is, however, to look a little too far before Salamanca between the 16th and 21st of him to see them, in " his mind's eye” thus November, which are stated at 25 officers swinging so.soou. To be sure, the thing and 3,497 non-comunissioned officers and
men; aye, into that very Salamanca, ( like ; 'and yet none of these writers attempt where we won the victory, which was the to suggest the propriety of sending the means cause of the elevation of our commander of comfort to them! They have compassion and of the vote of £100,000 to him. for every body but their own countrymen. The same accounts say, that our army have They have compassion even for the people retreated into Portugal.---But, on this of, France when they are telling us of their subject not a word is said, in the way of wish to rise against Buonaparté; but for remark, in our newspapers. They, in the English army or the English people deed, are so much occupied with their never does a word of compassion escape comments on the Russian victories, and them. Nay, the Times news-paper is for with their speculations as to the when and abolishing Friendly Socielies amongst the the where and the how and the who of the poor in England, because they enable, it death of Buonaparté, that they bave neither says, journeymen to keep up their wages: time nor room to say any thing of the fate of our own army.
-Besides, what are ILCHESTER JAIL. - In the House of 3 or 4 thousand men when we think of the Commons, on the 21st of December, Sir hundreds of thousands, captured and killed FRANCIS BURDEST presented a petition in by PRINCE KUTUSOW, who really would, behalf of certain persons, confined in Ilseem, from what our people say of him, to chester Jail upon a charge of rioting at carry a whirlwind in his breath, and whose the late Election at Bath, the purport of whiskers appear to be a veritable “ besom which petition will be best given in his
of destruction ?"-It is not right, how- own words. He said it was “a petition ever, to let our own commander drop wholly from the friends and relations of certain out of sight. We may admire the Rus persons of the names of Hickwood, Tay: sian; but, let him not quite eclipse Lord" lor and Lovell, who were at present conWellington, the Marquis of Wellington! “fined in prison, and refused to be allowed Our writers should bear this in mind; or bail, unjustly, as the petition stated; and they may possibly give umbrage. I would " who from their poverty were unable to advise them when they have taken a good bear the expense of procuring a writ of breathing upon the prowess of Kutusow, to " habeas corpus.—These persons had been take a turn in the Peninsula ; and, in wait. “ represented to him as decent, hard-work ing for new victories, let us have the old “ing men in Bath. At the late election ones sung over again. -I am afraid that " there, a sort of riot had happened in the this account of the French is but too true; Guildhall, in consequence of which a few and I must confess it, however unfashion“ windows were broken, but no other misable I may appear, that I think more of " chief took place. These persons, howthese 3,497 men than I do of the whole " ever, one of whom was a femate of the Russian army and the whole Russian people " name of E. Lovell, were not taken up at into the bargain. This is a real loss to " the moment, but fixed on next day as the England; and, in the Russian victories (as“ ringleaders, and treated with a degree of they are called) I can see no real gain. "If " severity which he thought altogether una all, aye all, that we have been told about “justifiable. They were refused bail, and those victories be true, and that is a mon 6 sent off to Ilchester prison, where they strous supposition, for we have, I believe, “ had ever since been kept in solitary cells, had accounts of the taking and killing of " and what was more, heavily ironed ; for more than a million of Frenchimen; but," which there could be no possible excuse, if it be all true, Russia is half ruined; she's as their confinement alone was security is crippled for many years, and will, in all“ enough. All offers of assistance in food human probability, be unable of herself, to " and clothing, by their relatives, had also withstand a renewed attack. Whereas, in “ been rejected : in this excessively cold Spain, our loss is a real loss. It is a small weather they were allowed no slove to army that the French have taken, accord- " warm themselves, and were obliged to ing to their own account, during only the " turn into their cells every evening by four last month; and yet, not a word of con “ o'clock, where they had nothing to lie passion is expressed upon this subject by “ upon but straw, with only one rug and a those men who are so loud in their com covering. Nay, so far was this sort of passion towards the Russians.-Our army“ prison discipline carried, that when turn(if the French accounts be true) has been sed into their cells, they were obliged to cruelly harassed on its retreat ; killing here" leave behind them the great coats that they and killing there; loss of baggage and the “ wore in the yard. A loaf had also been
sent up to him as a specimen of their daily the population of that State since the revo$6 allowance.
This loaf, said the Hon. lucionary war. " Bart. (holding it forth—it appeared In the year 1786, 239,896 "s about the size of a two-penny loaf) was,
340,120 " with water, the whole of the prison al
586,000 6 lowance for the daily food of one man.
960,000 66 He remembered that Mr. Burke had State of manufactures in the State of
once produced a dagger as illustrating New York in the year 1810 or 1911. " the picture of his own imagination, but Looms, 33,068.—Yards of cloth (all kinds) ► this loaf (here the Hon. Bart. threw it 9,099,703. Value in dollars, 5,002,891.
upon the floor) bore testimony to a real · Tanworks, 867. Value of leather in 6 fact disgraceful to any civilized country. dollars, 1,299,542.- Distilleries, 591.
He was very much afraid, that a degree Value in dollars, 1,685,794.— Breweries, "S of severity and oppression was exercised 42. Value in dollars, 340,765. Fulling
in many of the gaols of the kingdom, mills, 427., Value of cloth in dollars, " which the people at large were little 679,126.-Paper-mills, 29. Value in “ aware of, and he trusted, that one effect dollars, 233,268. - Hat-factories, 124. “ of the present petition, would be a gene- Value in dollars, 249,035.-Glass-works, " ral inquiry into such intolerable abuses. 6. Value in dollars, 716,800.- Powder " It was far from being his wish to bring mills, 2. Value in dollars, 10,400.
any charge against the Magistrates of the Rope-walks, 18. Value in dollars, 535,000. 5 county, but he believed that the severities --Sugar-houses, 10. Value in dollars, “ of the new prison discipline, countenanced. 420,706.-Oil-mills, 28. Value in dol" by some of them, were really shocking.lars, 49,283.-Blast-furnaces, 11. Value “ He might be told that the present pri- in dollars, 205,300.-Air-furnaces, 10. “soners had the means of obtaining legal Value in dollars, 156,720.-Cut-nail-fac$6 redress; but they were poor, and could tories, 44. Value in dollars, 276,932.“ not bear the expense of an application for Forges, 49. Válue in dollars, 185,240.
a habeas corpus. He called upon the — Trip-hammers 49. Value in dollars, “ House, therefore, to interfere in their | 2,603.-Rolling and slitting-mills, 1. “ favour, otherwise they might be actually value in dollars, 33,120. Total value in "starved before the period of the Assizes.” dollars, 12,095,525.-Also 413 carding
I take this report as I find it in the Cou- 1 machines, value included in cloth above, fier news paper of the 22nd inst. It needs and 26 cotton-factories not included above, no comment. The petition was ordered to the cloth there mentioned being the manu-, lie on the table, and will, of course, be ta- facture of families only. The above reten up after the recess. The hired writers turns are, moreover, believed to be short in London do not say any thing about it. of the real amount; no tow-cloth was reThey are so much taken up with the victo. turned except for two counties. Instead of ries of Kutusow, and with their compassion one there are 10 or 12 rolling and slittingfor the Russians, that they have no time to mills. The nail, hat, paper, and ropeattend to trifles of this sort.
factories, much exceed the number returned.
All the woollen-factories were omitted. It AMERICAN STATES.-The Message of may be safely affirmed, that the present the President is, as any man in his senses annual value of the above-named manufacmight have expected, indicative of a resotures exceed sixteen millians of dollars. lution to keep on the war, until we give up Now, I leare Lord Sheffield to judge, the impressment of persons on board Ame- whether, at the end of two or three years rican vessels on the high seas; and it does more of war, America will ever want anonot appear that Mr. Madison will be put ther yard of cloth from England. At his out of his chair. In short, all the hopes next Wool-fair Meeting, he will do well held out to us by the hired writers, upon to insert this document in his report. this subject, now appear to have been falla- In short, the war in Spain, by stocking cious. The states are rapidly advancing in America with sheep, laid the foundation of their manufactures of all sorts.-As Lord its independence as to manufactures ; and Sheffield's notion of the dependance of Ame- this war will complete the superstruclure. rica upon England for cloth is very preva -Already are the States in a situation lent, I here insert an account of the ma-to export wool; and, in a very few years, nufactories in the State of New York only, they will export cloth. That market, therepreceded by an account of the increase of fore, is closed for ever, and I am not at all
surry for it, being convinced, that, in the vanced to the village of Ivergkoff. The end, it will tend to the freedom, and, of army
halted. course, to the happiness, of both coun Nov, 13.-Captain Naschokin, of the tries, England and America.
hussars of the guards, detached by AdjuWM. COBBETT. tant-General Count Orgeroff, attacked a
detachment of the enemy in the village of Bolley, 23d Dec. 1812.
Ilmorai, with some chasseurs and light
wlien the enemy retreated to the village of
Michailoff, where he pursued and took
Prince Radbolk, and one sent out by MaLONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY. jor-General Carpo, made upwards of one (Continued from page 798.) hundred prisoners. General Millarada
vitch reports on the 12th November, that monstrations on both wings, but the centre Major-General Neoff had made 150 priwas chiefly engaged. This morning they at Charvanoff.-Major-General began their retreat towards Senny. The Volosdini reports, that Colonel Kreiganobtroops who are in pursuit have as yet made ski defeated' a detachment of 700 men, about six hundred prisovers. It is under Major Aberjeu, killing a part, and really a pleasure to see these troops fight. making prisoners the remainder, 370 men,
The new-raised militia vie with the 18 Officers, and one staff surgeon.oldest regiments. One battalion of this Major-General Platoff reports, on the 9th militia being with the advanced guard, on of November, that having pursued Beaureceiving orders to fall back, first refused harnois's corps, he came up with it at the to do so, saying, the Emperor had not river Bone, near the estate called Yandsoft, sent them there to retire, but to advance and without regarding the advantages of and beat the enemy, which they were his position, he attacked the enemy; on willing to do.
this occasion, besides numbers of killed I have, &c. &c.
and wounded, he took 33 pieces of cinnon (Signed) DORNBERG.
and 200 prisoners. He further reports,
that, during the pursuit of Beauharnois's Precis of the Journal of the Operations of were taken, and not 62, as formerly re
the different Corps of the Army under ported. General Platoff is now pursuing the Command of Field-Marshal Prince the remains of the same corps. --AdjuKutosoff, from the 11th to the 15th of tant-General Orloff Denizoff attacked the November, 1812.
enemy on their march to Krasnoi, killed On the 11th November, General Milla- 500 and took 400 on the 12th instant. radovitch reports, that on the 9th the ad- The next day he took some prisoners, some vanced guard under his command was to of which were officers. be at the village of Alexecoly; the next Nov. 14.-Admiral Tchichagoff reports day at that of Yakoff. Lieutenant-General on the 11th instant, having left in the Sheppeles reports, that a detachinent, sent principality of Warsaw, a corps under the by him on the 29th, met a body of the cominand of General Sachen. He marched enemy, and drove it out of Elnee; part of with the remainder to Preyan, intending the Don Cossacks pursued it on the Smo- to pursue his march through Slonim and lensko road. The head-quarters of the Neswich, to Minsk, where he proposed to army were this day at the village of arrive about the 17th or 19th November; Lobcoff.
that had sent orders to Major-General Nov. 12. - Lieutenant-General Count Leiders, and Lieutenant-General Eartel, to Orloff Denizoff, learning that a consider- Warch upon the same point, The former able foraging party of the enemy's cavalry from.Volhynia by Pinsk, the latter from and artillery depot were dispersed in the Mozern by Lutsk, and that he would not villages, attacked them, killed upwards of fail to detach parties of light troops on the ove ihousand live hundred, made one thou- side of Vina, to keep up the communication sand three hundred prisoners, and took with detachments ou that Alank. - Intelone thousand horses, and four hundred ligence having been received from some carriages, mostly loaded with stores. French artillery prisoners, of the places Two corps of General Millaradovitch ad- where the enemy had concealed canuon and
arms near Boldinsky monastery, twenty- | Davoust and Ney. Near 200 cannon, and seven cannon, five or six thousand stand of 20,000 prisoners, have been taken in these arms, five hundred sabres, and fifteen affairs. Buonaparté is stated to have been thousand shells, have been dug out. The with Marshal Davoust's corps in the night head-quarters of the army were this day at from the 16th to the 17th, and to have the village of Uroff.
left the field of battle at full speed. Nov. 15. Major-General Platoff re- Every measure of precaution that could be ports of the 11th instanı, that Beauharnois's thought of at this distance, has been procorps having turied from Duckotchina road vided for by the Emperor to prevent the towards Smolensko, he continues to sur- escape of the enemy; and it appears that round it, and cut off all provisions and every exertion has been made by the seforage. Adjutant-General Count Or- veral Commanders of corps near Smojeroff reports, under date of the 14th No. lensko. Buonaparté has probably sent vember, that he attacked the village of forward his favourite Guards, the Polish Krasnoi. The yagers, disregarding the divisions, and part of the Italian ; but if fire of grape, attacked the enemy's co• Admiral Tchichagoff has arrived at his lumns with their bayonets, and after a ground, it does not appear that this corps combat, in which our artillery and cavalry would escape to the frontier.The diswere also engaged, took possession of the play of force before General Count Witttown; but observing strong columns of the genstein's post, after the attack, was pro-. enemy moving from Smolensko upon Kras- bably with intention to favour the movenoi, they felĩ back three wersts, to the ment of the corps, which have marched farm of Kulkoff. In this affair one Colonel upon Minsk. - It is not improbable that and two hundred and fifty rank and file part of Victor's corps may have taken the were taken. -Lieutenant-General Count same direction. General Wittgenstein Ostermann Tolstoy reports, that being with is reinforced by the cavalry formerly under his division of infantry on the 14th, in the General Winzengerode, for the present village of Kovisoff, and learning that the commanded by Major-General Kutosoff, enemy was within half a werst of that who has made a most rapid march to Baplace, he detached a squadron of the Kal- binowitch, where he arrived time enough, mopolsky regiment, which killed a part on the 18th, to receive four hundred priand took 10 prisoners.-General Mil- soners from one of the French divisions. laradovitch reports, on the 12th, that be. He has also taken two Generals and one ing at the village of Kuageneim, he sent a Colonel. The French, with their usual patrol upon the road from Smolensko to savage and sacrilegious ferocity, wantonly Krasnoi, to reconnoitre the enemy, which blew up the venerable cathedral of Smoreturned, having made 17 prisoners. The lensko before they left that place. Te same day, Count Ostermann Tolstoy sent
Deum has been sung this day in the great the Pskoski regiment of dragoons to exa- cathedral, in presence of their Imperial mine the state of the villages occupied by Majesties and the whole Court; the “ Ba
This regiment, perceiving ton de Mareschal" of Marshal Davoust, three squadrons of cavalry, attacked and and such of the eagles and colours taken in took five Officers and 290 men. -The the last affair as are already arrived here, enemy remained also this day in the village were previously brought to the cathedral, of Usoff. Adjutant-General Count Or- in which the other numerous trophies of loff Denizoff also sent in two Generals of war are already deposited. the division of General Almiras, and a I have the honour to be, &c. Brigadier-General Burt, with an account
(Signed) CATHCART. of his having taken 20 pieces of cannon, near the town of Krasnoi.
Bancroft Library St. Petersburgh, Nov. 25, 1812.
Twenty-ninth Bulletin of the French Grand My Lord,—In addition to my dispatch
Army. of the 23d instant, I have now the happi Molodelschno, Dec. 3.-To the 6th Noness to enclose a translation of reports vember the weather was fine, and the which have been received from Field movement of the army executed with the Marshal Prince Kutosoff, of the 10th and greatest success. The cold weather began 20th instant, containing the details of the on the 7th; from that moment we every total defeat of the divisions of the French night lost several hundred horses, and numarmy, under the commands of Marshals bers of men died in consequence of bivou