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dictated them to France. Europe receives them (the French decrees) for her code, and the code shall be the Palladium of the seas.”
On the 2d of November 1810 the President of the United States issues a Proclamation solemnly asserting that the French-decrees are repealed. On the 13th December 1810, nearly six weeks after the date of the American assertions, the Emperor of France as solemnly declares that these same decrees are not repealed, neither shall be until England acknowledges that neutral flags make free goods; that is to say, until she submits to a doctrine repugnant to all the received laws and usages of civilized nations, a doctrine to which it is not in the power of Buonaparte, aided by his vassals throughout the world, to enforce her obedience. The American Executive and the French Executive are at issue upon this point,—the one asserts that the decrees are, the other declares that they are not repealed. Utrum horum mavis, accipe.
No. 2 Hudson Square, New York, 20th March, 1811.
Plan of the present work, I-Mr. Walsh's " Letter," &c. 2 --
ANECDOTE of French lawyer, 4-supposed causes of the French
Suvarof and his Russians, 48-French troops sink under a re-
verse of fortune, 49—allied armies in the peninsula, 49-3d. ruin
of productive industry in France, 49—disorder of her finances,
50-agriculture, 50-manufactures, 51-commerce, 5l-popula-
tion, 51—public debt, 51—taxation, 52—scheme of finance, 5%-
age of Britain, 56-armies of republican Rome, 56-financial dif-
ficulties of France, 57-uniform tendency of despotism, 58.
Policy of the ancient conquerors of the world, 594M. Mon-
tesquieu, 59—frolicy of the modern French, 60-man the creature
of habit, 60-Alsace in 1789, 60-Peter the First of Russia shav-
ing his subjects, 61-Joseph the Second of Germany burying the
Austrians, 61-American non-importation of 1774, 61—Sir James
Steuart, 62-external counterchecks to the power of France, 62–
in resistance of continental Europe, 63-population of Frenchem-
pire, 63----state of Holland, 64--of Italy, 64-of France, 65_no
hope from the sovereigns of continental Europe, 66_baseness of
Prussian, Austrian, and Russian Monarchs, 66--trust in the peo-
ple of Continental Europe, 67-opinion of Nelson, 67-of Swe-