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FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. FRANCE. In the Chamber of Peers, and that their acts were so repugnant to the French Ministry has again been in a his elevated mind, that if he did not reminority. It was on a proposition for sign, it was because “ he knew that he allowing the proceedings in the Chambers formed the moral strength of the Governto be reported in the Journals. The ment, and feared the effects of a division partisans of the disgraced minister, Cha. between the Royalists !" This self-know. teaubriand, exult in this, and anticipate ledge is a proof of singular modesty on more serious defeats. The ex-minister the part of the Noble Peer ; and bis late keeps no sort of terms with his late col- colleagues are certainly much to blame to leagues. He makes daily revelations of have so easily parted with their “moral the sytem of Government pursued for the strength." There is, however, still much last two years in France. He declares strength of some kind or other in the folthat the Ministers have purchased most lowing remarks, which they make through of the Journals, violated the spirit and the medium of the Quotidienne, upon his the letter of the charter, as well as the conduct. “If he disapproved so deeply rights of the people, in the last elections, of the cnscmblc of his collcague's opera. tions, he was in total opposition to them. fant Don Carlos by the title of Charles V. He had then but one course to follow, The difference of the sway which the and that course was rigorously pointed brothers would exercise must be so very out by duty. He was to protest in the trifling, that we hardly think it worth the Council, and if his protest occasioned no choice of the Constitutionalists. Charles change of policy, to retire.” The French V. could not devote himself with more people, it may be remarked, take little in. mischievous zeal to the ruin and degradaterest in this party war, and appear to be tion of the kingdom ; certainly he could perfectly indifferent as to whether M. de not manifest a more unrelenting batred Villele keeps his place or not. In the to the Liberals. The bad faith with which Chamber of Deputies, the accounts of the the amnesty is executed, has compelled expenditure of the French army in Spain those who previously anticipated no mohave been discussed. The contract made lestation to seek refuge at Gibraltar. King with the Intendant General, M. Ouvrard, Ferdinand found himself so overpowered was particularly remarked upon ; M. de by applications from persons whose com. Villele admitted the burdensome nature ing within its operation was disputed, of this bargain, but observed, that the that he gave all such persons a public noGovernment were compelled to accede to tice thenceforth, to apply to the tribunals, the terms of Ouvrard for the supply of not to him. the army ; and contended, that the com. PORTUGAL..— The King of Portugal, plete manner in which the contract had in addition to his proclamation for the been performed by the Intendant-General, convocation of the ancient Cortes of the had greatly facilitated the termination of kingdom, has published an amnesty for the campaign. It is calculated that M. all political offenders from 1817, to the Ouvrard made a profit of nearly a million end of July 1821. Those who have been sterling, during the six months' campaign banished, are allowed to return home, and in the Peninsula.
those who have been condemned to any Spaix.-The news from Spain of late other punishments, will have their senten. is only a repetition of what has been al. ces immediately annulled. The widows, ready repeated twenty times—the hatred descendants, and collateral relations of of the French, and the desire to get rid of those who have suffered capital punishthem, among the monks and the military ments, may have the judgments reversed,
-the crowded prisons and the distress and succeed to the property, of whatever of the provinces from scarcity. Ferdinand description. This amnesty is not marred amuses himself with making promotions by a single exception, and must, in conin his guards, and attending the proces. junction with the other recent Acts of sions of the church. He returned with John VI., produce great satisfaction the Queen and the Princesses, from the among his subjects. The military orders summer palace at Aranjuez to the capital, issued during the usurpation of Miguel on the 19th June. Their Majesties, du have been rescinded. Some of the Genering the whole journey, passed between ral Officers, who made themselves very files of French and Spanish troops. Be. conspicuous under the Constitutional sysfore hazarding his royal person among his tem, have been dismissed from the army. subjects at Madrid, however, he deemed Notwithstanding these popular mea. it expedient to issue a decree, command sures, however, and which the King has ing all those who had not been resident adopted since freed from the trammels in it for the last six years, employed in of his wife and son, it appears, that both trade or a known occupation, to depart he and his Ministers are in the most pefrom it forthwith, as they could not in rilous alarm from the Portuguese army, any respect be considered citizens ; and and the faction to whom it has been sub. after he had done this, suspended the exe. servient ; a faction composed of a set of cution of the measure, from the appre fanatics, not more averse to constitutional hensions of what might be its conse freedom, than hostile to the rights, proquences. The evil results of such a system perty, and even lives, of those whom they of governing do not require to be pointed oppose. His Majesty has, in consequence, out.
applied to the British Government for the Ferdinand was no sooner returned to aid of 6000 troops, in order to keep his Madrid, than he issued orders for the in. own soldiers in subjection. The King stallation of the Juntas of Purification. relies on the assistance of Britain as an The Constitutionalists thus continue to old ally; and the questions which are now suffer his persecution, though we learn being discussed in the British Cabinet, that, to a body of them, who had return are, whether, on the ground of their old ed from France, he is indebted for the alliance, offensive and defensive, they are capture of General Capape, who was tra. bound to comply with this request ; or versing the country, proclaiming the Insetting the question of obligation aside, whether, in views of general expediency ed master of the field of battle, and the and policy, they are not justified in so Turks had fled in every direction. Aldoing.
together, the affairs of the Greeks are PRUSSIA. -Now that plans for the going on in the most prosperous style. reduction of national debt are spoken of The military chiefs are submitting to the or carrying into execution in so many General Government, and the deliverance countries, his Majesty of Prussia has a. of the classical soil is every day rendered dopted a course a whimsical oneto less doubtful. The Grecks have made effect the same end. Instead of a regu. great progress lately in knowledge and larly operating sinking-fund, a lottery is literature. Five newspapers are now to be drawn twice a year, to determine published in Greece, viz. :— Two at Mis. what public bonds shall be paid off. The solunghi, one at Hydra, one at Athens, holders of the numbers drawn will then and one at Psara. receive the full nominal amount of their principal. The scheme appears to have
ASIA. had a favourable effect on the public se.
New Souru Wales.- Improvements curities, which rose to the unprecedented
of every description are multiplying in price of 95, before the official publica.
this colony ; a stage-coach, for instance, tion of the Royal ordinance. His Ma.
with four horses, runs daily bel ween the jesty has also been employed in a less
towns of Sydney and Paramatta, and a gracious duty, that of repressing the pe. tition of his Rhenish subjects. It seems
handsome two-horse spring caravan, fit. that the communes were in the habit of
ted up for passengers, also runs between
these places. They were paying so well, joining together to strengthen their re
that a second caravan was preparing to presentations, which are sometimes laid
run between Sydney and Paramatta, a before the Government " with signatures
third between Paramatta and Liverpool, filling entire sheets of paper.” This
and a stage-coach betweeen Paramatta course has given great offence to his Ma.
and Windsor, so that travellers could pro. jesty, who, by a Cabinet order, has forbidden it altogether ; in future, each com.
ceed in daily stages to all the well-settled mune is to petition for itself alone.
parts of the colony. The outlet of a GREECE.-All the accounts, received
much larger river than any yet discover,
ed, has lately been found in Moreton through various channels, are favourable
Bay, about the latitude of 28. It flours to the cause of independence in this country. Greek valour has again suc.
through a rich, well-wooded country ; it
has usually from three to nine fathoms cessfully defended the passes of Thermo.
water; and as it comes from the scuthpylæ. The contest was one of the most obstinate by which even this sanguinary
west, in the direction of the Macquarrie struggle has been distinguished. The
marshes, it is supposed to be the outlet Pacha was encamped at Larissa, whence
of the Macquarrie River. The discovery
cannot fail to prove of immense advanhe proceeded to force the passes. The
tage to this colony. more especially if Greeks defended them with the most determined fortitude, and, notwithstanding
it turn out to be the outlet of the Maca series of attacks of the most desperate
quarrie. fury, finally repulsed their assailants with considerable loss. The Pacha fell back
AFRICA. upon Larissa, where it was understood CAPE COAST.-It now appears, from he was waiting the arrival of some rein. the dispatches of Major Chisholm, which forcements from Romelia. This event arrived at Earl Bathurst's office on the is of the highest importance to the Greek 17th June, in charge of Captain Laing cause. Dervish Pacha is not only the of the Royal African Colonial Corps, that Turkish Generalissimo, but confessedly the reports of Sir Charles M'Carthy's deone of the best Captains in the Turkish feat and death, which reached this coun. army. His defeat, therefore, will pro. try in the beginning of May, were essenduce the most decisive effects through- tially correct, though they did not put out all the provinces of Greece. In or- us in possession of the particulars of the der to ensure the greatest advantages engagement, or of the previous move. from this repulse, Prince Mavrocordato, ments of Sir Charles's army. The disthe President of the Greek Government, patches are dated Cape Coast Castle, marched with a body of picked troops March 16, and consist of a relation hy against the Turks under Omer Vrione. Major Chisholm of the preparations The corps of Constantinc Bozzaris have made for opposing the Asbantees,- of had an engagement with the troops un. some notice of the views which led to der the Pacha of Scutari. The Greeks the sending off of two divisions of the were again victorious. Bozzaris reinain. army, one for the Assin and the other for