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5. Our Minister of Marine shall take the not have pretended to enter into his view, necessary measures for securing to the but in order to draw from him the sums wives and children of such seamen, while which he had promised; that he never at sea, a suitable subsistence, and for pro- intended to assist his projeets; that he had viding for the necessary expences of con- not even the means of doing so, for he had veyance and the details of the service.- resided only thirteen days in Belleisle. 6. Our Minister of Marine is charged with On his arrival at Rennes, Laupper was arthe execution of the present decree. rested for debts contracted to his regi.
ment. It was not long, be added, before France.- Report of a Ploi respecting Belle- which he reminded him of their reciprocal
I received a letter from Sieur Owen, in isle.- April 14, 1811,
promises, and announced the approaching Report to his Majesty the Emperor and arrival of the money; in fact, he transKing.--Sire; I had the honour to submit mitted to him, at two periods, two drafts, to your Majesty on the 22nd of March one for 1,000 francs, and the other for last, the disclosures of the Sieur Cunlisse 400, but they were not paid. In the Owen, an Officer of the British Navy, pri- mean time, the Sieur Owen, insisting and soner of war at Besancon. The result advising him to bring into their interests thereof was, that this prisoner had con- some of his comrades, he then described certed with a Sieur Laupper, an Officer in to him, as an officer of his regiment, the the 4th Swiss Regiment, the means of sur- Sieur Laudis, an old grenadier, who was prising Belleisle-en-Mer. Owen, accord- in prison with him, and be protests that ing to the promise he had received, as he this soldier was totally ignorant of the said, from M. Mackenzie, to whom the part which he was made to perform in his plan bad been communicated, was to have correspondence with the English prisoner. been exchanged, and to command the Laudis is in fact an old grenadier of the Expedition; and Laupper, whose batta- 4th Swiss regiment, who, having been ser lion was in garrison in Belleisle, charged duced in 1809, remained in the departe himself with the recruiting of partizans ment D' Ilet Orlaine, in quality of Garde among the officers and soldiers, to favour Forrestier; he had been imprisoned for the communications between the cruizers firing a musket at some person. It was and the coast, &c. It was at Besancon in this prison that he found Laupper. He where Laupper had staid some time, while declared that he never received from bim conducting the recruits to his corps, that any overtures respecting his intercourse this plot was formed. Among the papers with the Sieur Owen, and, with the excepwhich the Sieur Owen produced in sup; tion of the letters of Laupper, the investi. port of his statements, there appeared gation has not hitherto produced any proof many letters which Laupper had ad against him. Whatever may be the de. dressed to him from Rennes, and in which nials of Laupper, and the grounds on be stated that several officers had joined which he supports them, it does not ap.. themselves to the conspiracy, and espe- pear to me that they can be capable of cially a Sieur Laudis, who, he asserted, justifying him in opposition to the suspiwas to give in his resignation, for tbe pur-cions which his correspondence with Sieur pose of following Owen to England. In Owen establishes against him.
I have pursuance of the orders which I had given, the honour to propose to your Majesty, to Laupper and Laudis were arrested at Ren order the transmission of the Papers to nes. The first declared, that having had the Minister of War.-I am, with the occasion to know the Sieur Owen, on his most profound respect, &c. way to Besancon, and finding himself
The Duke Rovigo. pressed by tbe want of money, he had Referred to the Grand Judge, to cause appeared to receive the propositions which the Laws of the Empire to be carried into the Englishman had made to him, of pro- Execution.
NAPOLEON. curing particular information respecting Palace of the Thuilleries, April 14, 1811. Belleisle, or the plans and maps of that By the Emperor's Order. place; but he maintains that he would
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have here, the words of men of independWESTMINSTER ADDRESS.
ent minds, addressed to a Prince, wliom IN the present Number of the Register, we have every reason to believe worthy of I have to put upon record what gives me reigning over such men.---But, excelgreater pleasure than I have ever derived lent as the language and the sentiments from any thing that I have inserted in it, of this Address are; wholesome as are the from its first establishment to the present truths that it promulgates to the world; hour. The WESTMINSTER ADDRESS, hard as are the blows which it deads on which was passed at the last meeting of that which is our country's bane; still, the people of that city; at that meeting the circumstance that gives it most value' which Mr. Wilberforce's brother-in-law in my eyes, and will, I trust, in the eyes (lately made a Master in Chancery); at of the nation, is, that this Address has been that meeting which this gentleman, Mr. published by the order of his Royal Highness Stephen, spoke so contemptuously of; the Prince Regent. This is what I most that Address, which was presented io the highly esteem; for it is to me, and so it Prince Regent by the High Bailiff is, I believe, to the people of Westminster, and Sir Francis BURDETP ; that Address a proof that his Royal Highness is, as we has been published in the LONDON have always believed bim to be, on the GAZETTE, by AUTHORITY.--I in. side of Parliamentary leform.---That this sert it below just as it stands in the Lon- publication took place in consequence of don Gazette; and I thus do all ihat lies in his special order, there can be no doubt at my power to cause it to be read, or heard, all; for until now, not a single address, by every person, not only in this country in favour of reform, has ever been pub. but in every other country, as far as the lished in the London Gazette, under any English language has reached; and, if I ministry, Nay, as I am informed by had time, I would put it into the French those who have searched the File of the Janguage also; for, every man upon earth, London Gazettes for the purpose of ascerwho is worthy of being tree, is interested taining the fact, there has not been any in it.---This Address is full to all points. address or petition published throogh that It blinks nothing. Bribery, Corruption, vehicle, which called for a redress of griezSeat-trufficing, Foreign Troops, Star-Chum- ances of any sort.---- To the Prince, thereber work ; and all the rest of it are here. fore, we must direct our thanks for what has This is the truth, told in plain language. now been done; and certainly not to the
We have here the sentiments of honest ministers, under whom, or whose predeces- minds, and expressed without the smallest sors for the last thirty years, nothing that
disguise.' Here are no circumlocutions; was not complimentary to men in power has no going about the bush; no binting and found its way to the world through this rubbing; po double meanings; none of authentic channel, the London Gazette. those devices to which men who have not 1 -With what feelings the persons nuned power to resist oppression are compelled in the Address have seen it published thus to resort (under governments really des. to the world, under the cutiturity of governpotic) in order to save themselves from ' ment, I know not, neither do I care. Their the fangs of what is, in such governments, time for real feeling is yet to come. But, it called law, but wbich is, in fact, nothing must be confessed, that the Prince has hore more than the most convenient instru-, had an opportunity of repaying them a litsle ment of the basest tyranny,- In short, we of that which he has so largely received at
their hands. It is not he who speaks of them
[ 751 ) here; it is not he who characterizes their ac. tions; it is not he who draws the picture of them; it is the people of Westminster, who speak the sentiment, of all the virtuous and public-spirited part of the people of England; it is that part of the people who set the noble example of returning their member free of expence; it is the people, the real people of England, who draw the picture, and the picture being by them The London Gazette. presented to the Prince, he holds it out to the world; he says to the parties described, “ look! this is the picture the people give
Published by Authority. “me of you! Here are the words of the "people of England! Such is their opi- From Tuesday April 23, to Saturday "nion of you ! Such are their accusations
April 27, 1811. against you!”--And, surely, nothing could be more manly or more wise. He
Carlton-Ilouse, April 23, ISTI. Westminster, he heard the voice opened THE following Aldress has been
presented to His Royal Highness people of England; the real people of England ; those upon whose hearts and the Prince Regent; which Address arms the safety of his throne must finally His Royal Highness was pleased to depend; those, without whose attachment receive very graciously : and zeal afry armies would not save the country from subjugation in case of an in- To the PRINCE REGENT. vasion by a powerful enemy.--I look The dutiful Address of the House. upon this step, on the part of his Royal Highness, as having decided the question
holders of the City and Liberties of respecting his being in favour of a Reform Westminster. of Parliament. In this step he seems to me to have declared for the people, and
May it Please Your Royal Highness, against the system of corruption against all Sincerely attached to your Person, those who are guilty of the crimes of
as on the present Occasion will be bribery, corruption, subornation: against the whole of those infamous miscreants, of evinced, it is with a lively Sensibility whatever grade they are, or by whatever we participate in the Sorrow Your name they may be known.--His Royal Royal Highness must feel for the Highness is, I sincerely believe, in favour Cause of your having been called to of a Parliamentary Reform from principle ; but, if this were not the case, policy points your present Situation. out this path to him ; for, is it possible, But we trust, that, by taking on that any man can be so blind as not to see, that, in these and the nearly approaching you a Nation's Care, demanding, as times the good will, the cordial attach they now do, an undivided Mind, the ment, of the people will be of infinitely private Griefs of Your Royal High more consequence than it ever was at any forđer period ? In short, there appears to
ness must be less painfully felt. be, and, indeed, there evidently is, no
It has been, Sir, with extreme Dis. other choice than that between ihe People satisfaction we have contemplated and the Borough Faction; and the Irince those habitual Suspensions of the has very wisely declared for the former.
-With this Preface, I insert the Ad- Regal Authority, some of which have dress, and I do it, too, in a larger charac- been but recently brought to light, ter than usual, as well for the purpose of that have been so derogatory to Your distinguishing it above other articles, as for that of rendering it more easy to be Royal Highness, and are in their read by persons of all ages.
Nature so portentous; but we trust that a Repetition of such Suspensions, , as we are credibly informed, was once which we know not how to distinguish bought by a French King's Mistress from Usurpations, will be rendered for 'her English Correspondent in impracticable.
Tinic of War; and it stands on ReIndependent of these unconstitue cord that, at another 'Time, those tional Proceedings, there had been Seats were purchased wholesale by much Cause of Complaint, if not of the Nabob of Arcot for his intriguing Suspicion, in the Obstacles interposed Agents. None then, Sir, can assure by Ministers for preventing the accus, that at this Day a whole Troop in customed Access of the Subjects to the Pay of a Napoleon may not sit.. their Sovereign; wherefore, Sir, in and vote in that House. now beholding Your Royal Highness The Inveteracy of this Disease was Regent of the Kingdom, we are in- made manifest to the whole World, spired with a cheering Hope, because when, in the Cases 'of Mr. Henry His Majesty, should his Health be Wellesley, Lord Castlereagh, and the happily restored,
restored, will assuredly, present Minister, Mr. Perceval, all through the faithful Report of Your accused of trafficking in those Seats, Royal Highness, learn the true Con- not only no Punishment ensued, but dition of liis Kingdom, and the real the Traffic was vindicated-and for Sentiments of his loyal and aggrieved this extraordinary Reason, that it was People.
become as notorious as the Sun at In habitual Suspensions of the Regal Noon-Day. Functions it is not a mere Token we
Here, Sir, is the Cancer of the discover whence to infer the Exist- State. With a House of Commons ence of Evil. In Breaches of the Con- rapidly becoming, by the Virulence stitution so flagrant we do not wit of this Pest, a mere Mass of Corrupness mere slight Indications of some tion, Death must ensue, unless the thing wrong ; but they are so many Cancer to its last Fibre be eradicated, Proofs that a Borough Faction, tram- and free Parliaments restored. pling on the Rights of Crown and
For such a Restoration Your Royal People, triumphant Reigns. In the Example now fresh in all our Minds, Highness must perceive that no Tathe indignant Nation hath seen in full lent, no Wisdom, no Virtue in Minis
ters can become a Substitute. Display that Faction's odious Preteisions, and Your Royal Highness has
Proud and light Men have indeed, been made sensible of its detested in all Ages, pretended to such a Skill. Power.
Puffed up with a Conceit of their Thirty Years ago it was declared own Sufficiency, they have been by Sir George Savile, in his place in abundantly ready to dispense with Parliament, that the Commons House the Constitution. But did not all was no more a Representation of the History proclaim the Absurdity of People of this Kingdom than it was such. Pretensions, thật Absurdity of the People of France.
must, to every reasoning Mind, be The Seats in that House, both for self-evident. close and for open Boroughs, are no
The Nature of the nefarious Systoriously marketable. One of them, tem of Gopernment, which bath
grown with the Growth and strength- unjust War. For, after Hundreds of ened with the Strength of the Bo- Millions hare been insanely squianrough Faction, is ascertained to us by dered, after Rivers of Blood lave long and calamitous Experience. Its been inhumanly shed, after the NaRoot is Tyranny ; its Fruit is Ruin. tion, foiled and disgraced, has been It scourged America into Resistance : reduced to a forlorn Hope,-after all Ireland it tortured into Rebellion. It this has been brought on us by cordisinherited Your Royal Highness of rupt, short-sighted and tyrannical many and fourishing States ; and the Men, for putting down and treading numérous Seamen of those States it under Foot Parliamentary Reform, it alienated from the English Navy. is at length seen that in this Reform,
It was this System of Government and in this Reform alone, national which peopled our Prisons with in- Salvation can be found. nocent Persons, for the malignant During the Machinations for fetterPersecution of whom Ministers took ing Your Royal Highness and bringShelter under a Bill of Indemnity ing you under the galling Yoke, you passed by themselves and their Abet- must, Sir, have noticed the Faction's tors.
base Ingratitude to the King your It is this System of Government Father, for whom with the deepest which hath pauperized more than a Hypocrisy they affect the greatest Million of our English Fellow-sub- Devotion. That System of Governjects; and which daily augments the ment wbich has been our Bane, that Number.
System of Government which had its It is this System of Government Origin in the worst Corruptions, and that covers our once free Land with the most treacherous Counsels of ill Bastiles and Barracks; that brands Advisers, they made no Scruple to the Millions of England as Cowards, call the King's own System of Goneeding foreign Soldiers for Defend- vernment. ers; and that brings back upon us There is no View, Sir, of the Na. the Doctrines and the Cruelties of the tion's Affairs but must impress on Star Chamber.
Your Royal Highness a Conviction This System of Government, by a of the pernicious Consequences of a blind Infatuation, confers on French System of Government founded on a and other foreign Roman Catholic House of Commons in which the PeoOfficers what it offensively refuses to ple are not represented. native Irish, filling the Hearts of the Wherefore, the Subject which above Irish Millions with Indignation and all others, for its paramount ImportResentment; combustible Passions, ance, we are anxious, Sir, to rivet on which, so pent up, cannot without your Thoughts, is that which Your Terror be contemplated.
Royal Highness has found to be upThis System of Government hath permost in our own,-Parliamentary in the End demonstrated the Wicked- Reform. ness and exposed the Folly of those It being our confident Hope that who, to tear from the People all Hope the present Session will not pass away of a just Reform, forced them into an without a Renewal of Parliamentary