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hoarseness, the President read his Majesty's on the 17th, in consequence of a resolution speech, from which the following are ex- of the general officers, commanders of ditracts:
visions, &c. that it was necessary for the "I feel thankful for the generosity with public interest that they should continue in which the Cortes have provided for the office, they resumed their functions. In wants and decorum of my house and those the same military assembly, it was resolvof the royal family, and I cannot but ap- ed that the modifications which may be neplaud the frankness and justice with which, cessary in the Spanish constitution shall be in solemnly acknowledging the obligations left to the Cortes, who are to be convoked and charges of the state, they have approve as soon as possible. There are to be 100 ed the indispensable means of discharging deputies. them; thus laying the foundation of our DENMARK.--Accounts from Copenhagen national credit and future felicity. These of the 21st November state, that a conwise measures, with others intended suits spiracy to overturn the government had ably to organize the land and sea forces, to been discovered and timely frustrated. Sefacilitate the circulation of our territorial veral arrests had in consequence taken riches; to remove all opposing obstacles, to place, but the public tranquillity had not establish a plan of finance, such as may re- been disturbed. The leader in the conconcile the interests of the state with those spiracy is a Dr Dampé, well known for his of the people, have been objects of the in- revolutionary principles; he had succeedcessant application and continued exertions ed in organizing a secret association, comof the Congress, and rendered them de- posed for the most part of athletic and vi. serving of the universal estimation of Eu- gorous handicraft-men, and imbued them rope, and the just gratitude of the king- with his own seditious notions. They had dom. At the same time, I cannot but as formed a plan to force open the prisons; to sure you, that my heart has been filled with seize, by the aid of the convicts, on all the gladness on beholding the measures of pru- arsenals, and magazines of warlike stores, dent generosity and indulgence with which to murder all the high officers of state, not the Cortes have endeavoured to heal the excepting even the king himself; and final. wounds of the nation, and efface the re- ly to proclaim a representative constitu. membrance of the evils by which it had tion, after the example of Spain and Por. been rent, opening the door of reconciliation tugal. Min. to error and obstinacy, and at the same RUSSIA.Some discontent, it appears, time still leaving alive the sweet hope that had recently manifested itselt in one of the you will henceforward continue animated regiments of Russian guards at Petersby the same noble seatiments, in order to ce- burgh, which at length broke out into ment the constitutional system on the basis open insubordination and mutiny. The of fraternity and reciprocal love of all Spa- regiment is composed altogether of the niards.
young nobility ; and the harassing and “By this means the solid power of the unnecessary severity of the discipline, to nation, and of the monarchical authority, which they were subjected by their colonel, by which it is directed, go on increasing, is stated to be the cause of their discontent. and at the same time that improvements in They had been under orders for a field our internal situation are preparing, we ac- 'day on the Sunday morning, when on the quire more founded rights to the consider- evening before they assembled without ation of foreign governments, all of whom orders, and in arms, and marched towards continue to give me proofs of their friendly the residence of their colonel, who, howdispositions. Every day I congratulate ever, having 'received timely information of myself more and more on governing a their motions, and suspecting himself to be people so worthy and so generous. In the object of them, fed hastily from his
(Signed) “ FERDINAND.” house. When the mutineers saw their ex. When the President had declared the 'pectation of seizing their colonel defeated, sittings closed, great applause followed from they wreaked their revenge on his dwell the spectators ; the deputies, on entering ing, which was nearly rified of all its conthe streets, were received with every token tents, and much injured. Meanwhile the of regard and esteem, and in the evening alarm spread ; the other troops in garrison the city was brilliantly illuminated. were called out, and led to the spot where
PORTUGAL.--Advices from Lisbon, to the work of depredation was going on. the 18th November, contain accounts of They succeeded without difficulty in reduce the Spanish Constitution having been adopt. ing the rebels to submission, and thus ed in that city, by the heads of the civil stifled a spirit of insubordination that might government, and of the Portuguese army, have proved highly dangerous to the Ruson the 11th inst. The cause of this mea sian capital. The mutineers were all dissure appears to have been a fear that their patched to a fortress in Finland. The liberty would be endangered by further de accounts from Petersburgh positively afday. On the 13th, four members of the firm that these proceedings had no concern government requested their diselarge; but whatever with any political discontents VOL. VII.
GERMANY AND ITALY.-For a month 1815, between his Sicilian Majesty and past, nothing has been heard from this Austria, which stipulated that, in order to quarter but the note of preparation for secure the internal peace of Italy, and to war. Austria, displeased, and perhaps preserve their states and respective subjects alarmed, at the recent events in Naples, from fresh re-actions, and the danger of has been pouring in troops into her Italian imprudent in novations which miglit be the states, which at present maintain a threaten- forerunners of them, the King of the Two ing position on the frontier of the Neapoli. Sicilies, in re establishing the government tan kingdon. At the same time, the great of the kingdom, shall not admit any sovereigns on the continent, or their mini. changes irreconcileable either with the an. sters, have been sitting in congress at Trop- cient monarchical institutions, or with the pau in Austrian Silesia, where they as- principles adopted by the Emperor of sembled in the end of October. This con- Austria for the interior government of his gress consists of the Emperors of Austria Italian provinces. The Neapolitan Miniand Russia, and the King of Prussia, in ster contends, that this treaty has long ex. p.rson, with the ambassadors of the Kings pired; and it appears by the text; that it of France and Britain. We are told that, related rather to the re-establishment of besides the affairs of Naples, other import. the Bourbon family on the throne of ant matters occupy the deliberations of the Naples, than to subsequent changes which sovereigns; and various rumours of what might be made in the constitution. The they have done, or intend to do, have been Neapolitan Government has sent the Duke in circulation, but nothing official has yet of Canzano to Madrid to concert with the been published. It is said that Austria Spanish Government measures of mutual wishes to take military possession of Na- defence. It appears that Spain, Switzer. ples, in order to force upon the people land, and Holland, are the only powers their old constitution, or at least some one that have yet acknowledged the revolution more consonant to the views of the dictator. in Naples. To this project it is stated Russia and According to letters from Vienna, of the Prussia agree, but Britain and France de- 5th instant, a singular communication had cline interfering. Among the other mat- been received there from his Holiness the ters before the congress, it is asserted, iu Pope, in reply to an offer of the Austrian private letters, that the whole system up- Government to send troops into the Papal on which Europe is to be ruled, and the dominions for the purpose of repressing the peace of nations preserved, has been sets ardent desire for a free constitution, which tled. Five grand protectorships, we are had been manifested by the subjects of his informed, are to be established, consisting Holiness. The Pope's letter states that he of Austria, Russia, Prussia, France, and is grateful for the protection offered him by Great Britain ; which powers are to take Austria ; but that he was so serrsible of the to themselves the titles of protectors to the spirit of the people, and of their unani. niinor states.
mous wish on that subject, that he felt Nothing, however, we believe, is posi- compelled to abandon the thought of plactively known, regarding the deliberations at ing a military control over them, and that Troppau. In the mean time, the most ac- he had himself, therefore, called together a tive preparations have been making in Na. conclave, for the purpose of preparing a ples to resist any attack upon its internal free constitution to be submitted to his tranquillity; and the Duke of Canipo subjects. Other 'accounts state that the Chiaro, Minister of Foreigh Affairs for the question of granting a representative con. kingdom of the Two Sicilies, has addressed stitution to the Papal States had been disa long note to Prince Metternich, the cussed by the ministers of the Pope, at Austrian Secretary of State, deprecating Rome, and that the proposal had been lost any interference of foreigners with the in- by a majority of three. ternal affairs of Naples, putting Austria in mind of the result of Buonaparte's med.
AMERICA. " dling with Spain, and expressing the de- Fire at Noon Scotia.--In' our last termination of the King and the whole na- number, we noticed the dreadful calamity tion to resist any attack. The general im, which had spread desolation over the most policy of one nation's interfering in the in- fertile parts of this province. The followternal government of another, in cases ing letter contains a simple but affecting where, like Naples, such a scrupulous re- representation of the awful scene; and if gard is paid to the rights and institutions what this writer relates of the distress which of other powers, that the request of Bene- happened to his family, and his immediate vento and Ponte Corvo, belonging to the neighbours within his obseryation, be true, Pope, though situated within the Neapoli. what must have been the general calami. tan territory, to be united to Naples, has ty! been refused, is proved undeniably; but Extract of a Letter froin Mr John it is admitted at the same time, that there Wetmore to his Son at St John's.- “On rewas a treaty concluded at Vienna in June turning from Yarmouth, we ran under our bare poles for Bartlet's River, hoping the sick) on his back to the edge of the lake, and tide was up; we in a few minutes were in waded over some rods to a boy, which sunk the breakers and without striking, and an with them, but he found old stuff, and chored safe; found the whole shore in flames raised it so that his wife sat in the water eastward, landed near Porter's, and follow. until morning. Ronna lost them, he waded the shore all round Black Point, the ed up to his neck, and there stood twelve wind blowing a hurricane ; the flames out- hours, the fire often streaming in his face, run us, an immense fire behind Frank when he was obliged to sink under, then Davoo's, which threatened destruction to rise and take breath. I found him on every thing-We reached the road behind Wednesday, and took him home with me ; this fire-goc hoine safe, took tea, thinking he had eat nothing for 26 hours. It was a ourselves sate, went to assist the Frenchi, melancholy scene to see fences swept away, who were moving ; young Frank's house fields of grain, potatoes, and turnips, all in flames, and others not to be seen for the burnt up-great numbers of cattle, sheep, smoke-we stayed perhaps twenty minutes and hogs, lying dead by or near the road.
returned, met one of the children crying side. Some persons were skinning cattle • Clarke's house is on fire;' we ran our which were not so much burnt, others best, met women and children flying before locking up their stock. I saw two large the tempest-the mill, barn, and house, hogs lying together alive, burnt so as not with twenty acres of land, in a blaze-trees to walk, and we are not alone. I have falling in all directions--we got to the just heard froin Yarmouth, Chebouge, house through forty rods of almost solid that much damage is done, many houses, fire-threw trunks, &c. into the well. I barns, mills, &c. burnt; and also through took a bed, tied a woollen blanket round the French settlement above Montagu, a it, and escaped for my life, the fire flying great many houses, barns, mills, &c. are on me like a heavy shower of hail I fell destroyed ; the French chapel, with the under the bed, got breath, aniu ran, fell priest's house, are consumed, one negro again, nearly melted with heat and suffo. burnt ; so much hay lost, it is supposed cated with smoke-I rose once more, and half the stock cannot be wintered. People fell again, quit my load, saw my boys a from Yarmouth, on hearing of our distress, head barefoot, could not enter the fire, they came up with ox and horse carts, chairs, met me, and we got the bed safe through. and horses, to remove the sufferers, and I Mr Clarke came up with a book in his believe there were not two cart loads of hand, nothing more saved, all burned in furniture saved out of sixteen houses, from the well, fences and fields of potatoes swept J. Clark's to E. Corning's, seven miles. clean. My fields, though not much burn. Daniel has nothing left but a shirt and ed, are all laid open to cattle and hogs: trowsers which he had on, his wife and at sun-set found my house and uncle Na- child nothing but what were on their backs, thaniel's criwded with women and chil. and set out for Yarmouth, on their stockdren, who left their all, and fled before the ing feet, the last I heard of her ; but . fiery tempest, from the neighbourhood of where they will go, or what he will do this Beaver River. Wednesday morning, seven winter, I know not; he has nothing to eat o'clock, a fine rain, that deadened the fire; or wear. heard the settlement at Beaver River was “Saturday, 16th.--News has just arri. all in ashes. Mr Saunders, Clarke, and ved, that as far as' Annapolis, 100 miles myself, went to their assistance-found above this, is mostly in ashes, many lives but three houses standing for six miles in lost, grain and hay mostly destroyed. length. Thomas Trask has lost his house. How we are to live through the winter I new grist and saw mill, two barns full of know not. Daniel has not yet come here; grain, hay, &c. a yoke of oxen, one horse, perhaps he has followed his wife to Yartwo or three cows, several hogs, all their , mouth, or he may be trying to save some furniture, and a little boy four years old, of his potatoes, &c. I shall finish this and burnt in the house, having crept into a go in search of him. We are all employcradle, and was left unperceived, together ed (that is me and my two boys) in trying with a trusty dog, which lay by its side. to save what little crop I have left. My Daniel has lost all--a cow, two hogs, fur- buck wheat is nearly lost.” niture, clothing, &c. ; the word at sun-set WEST INDIES.-Revolution in Hayti, was to escape for their lives. Daniel took St Domingo.--Extract of a letter, dated up his child, and bid his wife follow him Cape Henry, October 13. and my brother Ronna-others cried, which “ On Friday, the 6th, about ten o'clock way shall we fly? answer to the lake at night, the inhabitants of the Cape were some reached it, others were cut off, and alarmed by the drums beating to arms, and drove up the road for a mile or more, be- were soon informed that the troops had refure an opening was found to the sea shore. volied, and that they were determined no Husbands and wives were parted by the longer to have a King. On the following fire and smoke, and did not meet again until day, the troops were marched out of the the next day. Daniel took his wife (very town, with the Governor of the Cape at
their head, joined by a great number of tions, both public and private, was respect. the inhabitants, who were furnished with ed. They appear unanimous in the choice arms: they took up a position on the high of a new Ruler; but under what title is road to the King's residence. On Sunday, not known, nor is his name yet mentioned. they were met by the King's troops, who “ Not one drop of blood has been shed made little or no resistance ; for after ex. in this Revolution, from either private or changing two or three shots, they joined public revenge ; and it would really appear the Cape party. The result was commu that they had but one enemy, and he was nicated to the King, who exclaimed, Then so great a one to their happiness, that his all is finished with me!' He soon after destruction has swept away all animosity." retired, and shot himself through the heart. Other letters state that President Boyer,
“On Monday, the Prince Royal was taking advantage of these events, had taken, and conveyed to his Palace, where, marched an army of 18,000 men into the he remains under arrest, with the other Haytian territories ; and that it was bebranches of the Royal Family
lieved the whole island would soon be “ From the 6th to the 10th, all business converted into one republic, under his was at a stand, but property of all descrip- presidency.
PROCEEDINGS OF PARLIAMENT.
PROROGATION OF PARLIAMENT, her Majesty's Counsel who are members, HOUSE OF LORDS.Nov. 29.-Short- except Mr Brougham, who was detained ly before two o'clock, the Lord Chancellor, professionally in the Court of King's Bench, the Earl of Liverpool, and Earl Bathurst, were in their places, besides nearly one the three Commissioners, took their seats hundred other members, chiefly of the opon the woolsack, attired in their robes. Mr position party. Quarme, the Deputy Usher of the Black The Speaker, however, was not present. Rod, was immediately dispatched to the It was understood that Lord Castlereagh House of Commons, to summon the mem- had been closeted with him for a considerbers of that House to their Lordships' bar. able part of the forenoon. After the lapse of a few minutes, the fold. The Speaker did not enter the House ing doors leading to the House were thrown until within eight minutes of two o'clock. open, and the Speaker, attended by several The reading of the prayers occupied the members, and his usual officers, appeared. House until exactly two o'clock., . The Lord Chancellor then intimated, that Mr Denman rose at two o'clock, and his Majesty had appointed certain Commis- said " Mr Speaker, 1 hold in my hand a sioners to prorogue the present Parliament, message, which I am commanded by her from this day to the 23d of January next; Majesty the Queen to present to this House.it and desired the attendance of the Commons, - Loud cries of Hear ! hear!); vin, to hear the Commission read. The Com. At this moment, (a minute past two i mission having been read, the Lord Chan- o'clock,) Mr Quarme, the Deputy Usher of cellor announced, that Parliament was pro- the Black Rod, tapped at the door, and im. rogued, accordingly, to Tuesday the 23d of mediately entered. This interruption ocJanuary next.
casioned great uproar. About fifty memHOUSE OF COMMONS.-Nov. 23.- In bers rose in their seats, and the general consequence of the order for a call of the cry was, “ Mr Denman, Mr Denman !”— House this day, and of the interest excited “Withdruw, withdraw !” but the noise by the expected communication from her was so great, that the gentleman in vain Majesty, the members began, at an early attempted to be heard ; and, in the midst hour, to assemble in considerable numbers. of the tumult,
Mr Hobhouse, and some other members, Mr Quarme proceeded thus, although it were down as early as ten o'clock, which, was impossible for him to be heard by the we believe, was the hour of the day to chair" Mr Speaker, the Lords Commiswhich, in strictness, the House stood ad- sioners, appointed by virtue of his Majesjourned.
ty's Commission, command the immediate * Mr Brougham had previously communi. attendance of this Honourable House in cated to the Speaker that a message would the House of Peers.” be sent down from the Queen, hinting, at Cries of “ Shame! shume !" were now the same time, the expediency of his tak. reiterated on all sides, and the utmost-in-* ing the chair at one o'clock, if there was a dignation was manifested by a number of sufficient number of members present, in or- members, who found her Majesty's meso der that there might be full time to receive sage thus treated. the message before the meeting of the Lords. The Speaker prepared to leave the chair,
At one o'clock, accordingly, the whole of when ,,?,.
Mr Tierney rose and observed that not mission, had prorogued Parliament to the one word of what had fallen from the De. 23d of January next. puty Usher had been heard ; and how then The members then retired, and the strandid the Speaker know what was the mes.' gers collected in the lobbies and avenues sage, or whether he was wanted at all in leading to the House dispersed. the other House ?-( Loud cheering.)
The Queen's Communication. The folThe Sneaker, however, instantly quitted lowing is the communication which Mr his chair, followed by Lord Castlereagh and Denman wished to make to the House : the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to obey 0 CAROLINE R. the summons of the Peers. The utmost “The Queen thinks it proper to inform confusion prevailed at this moment; and the House of Commons, that she has reit would be in vain to describe the tumult ceived a communication from the King's which took place in the body of the House. Ministers, plainly intimating an intention The loudest and the most indignant cries of to prorogue the Parliament immediately, “ Shame !” were reiterated through the and accompanied by an offer of money for House ; and the Speaker, followed by his her support, and for providing her with a Majesty's ministers and several other mem- residence until a new session may be holdbers, advanced towards the door, on his
en. way to the Lords, in the midst of the most "This offer the Queen has had no hesi. disconcerting uproar.
tation in refusing. While the late extraMr Denman, during this confusion, re- ordinary proceedings were pending, it mained on his legs, holding in his hand her might be fit for her to accept the advances Majesty's message. He was surrounded made for her temporary accommodation ; by the most distinguished members of the but she naturally expected that the failure opposition, who, as well as many independs of that unparalleled attempt to degrade the ent members who generally vote on the Royal Family would be immediately folother side, seemed utterly astonished at lowed by submitting some permanent mea. what had occurred.
sure to the wisdom of Parliament and she At five minutes past two o'clock the has felt that she could no longer, with proSpeaker reached the lobby of the House of priety, receive from the Ministers what she
is well assured the liberality of the House After being absent about ten minutes of Commons would have granted, as alike the Speaker returned, accompanied by the essential to the dignity of the Throne, and few members with whom he retired. Stran- demanded by the plainest principles of jus. gers were not admitted into the gallery, tice. but we understand the Right Hon. Gentle "If the Queen is to understand that new man did not take the chair, but, as is usual proceedings are meditated against her, she after a prorogation has taken place, he took throws herself with unabated confidence on the situation usually occupied by the chief the representatives of the people, fully reclerk at the table, and being surrounded lying on their justice and wisdom to take by the members present, he communicated effectual steps to protect her from the furto them that the House had been at the ther vexation of unnecessary delay, and to , House of Peers, where the Lords Commis, provide that these unexampled persecutions sioners, by virtue of his Majesty's Com- inay at length be brought to a close." .w
away a great quantity of gold trinkets, sil." 6.-CIRCUIT INTELLIGENCE.-Glas. ver plate, wearing apparel, &c. and were gow. The Court was opened here this also charged with being habit and repute day by the Lord Justice Clerk and Lord thieves. The prisoners pleaded Not Guilty. Hernand. Daniel Grant, Peter Crosbie, Mrs Watt, her son, and two maid servants, John Connor, and Thomas M'Colgan, gave an account of the uproar the robbers were indicted for breaking into the house occasioned in the house, and the danger. of Campvale early on the morning of they were in of assassination. There were the 19th December 1819, then occupied three others who were concerned in the by Mrs Dr Watt. These persons, with affair, but who had been admitted as wit. other accomplices, armed with fire-arms nesses, David Watt, a nephew of Mrs or bludgeons, remained in masterly pos- Watt, John Dick, and a person called session of the house for two hours; and John M'Guire, an Irish lad. The 'two having compelled Mrs Watt to deliver former are to be tried for wilful perjury : chem the keys, they forth with rummaged The latter, as well as a woman of the chests, drawers, and presses, and carried name of M“Williams, the daughter of a