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de Liewen, who was marching on Wysso-whence he caused his van-guard to adkolitorsk, had detached Lieutenant-Colonel vance ; which having on the 14th (26th) Minitzki from his corps, who having ad- come up with the enemy, between Rutzaw vanced on Brest Litovsky, occupied that and Polangen, near Buderscheff, beat town on the 13th (25th), and there made them, and took two Officers and eighty upwards of 100 prisoners. His patrols soldiers. On the 14th (26th), the column extended as far as Biala, Janow, and Dro- proceeded as far as Polangen, where it was gilchene. Major-General Boulatoff, who rejoined by Lieutenant-Colonel Kounitski. was marching by the way of Prougane and On the 15th (27th), it arrived before Chircheff to Kaminitz Letovsk, has, on his Memel. The garrison, after some resistway, picked up about 500 prisoners. He ance, surrendered prisoners of war, to the pushes his . patrols as far as Briansk and number of two staff Officers, twenty subalBielsk. The Aid-de-Camp General Was- terns, and upwards of seven hundred solsiltchikoff reports under date of the 18th diers. It was thus that our troops entered (30th), that the corps under his orders en- Memel on the 15th (27th). We there tered Tikotchine on the preceding day. found 200 sick, and about 100 of our priThe inhabitants and the clergy, bringing soners.

We seized on three armed sloops, bread and salt, came to meet the Russians of the French flotilla, in the harbour; we with transports, of joy. The women left likewise took six sloops, belonging to the the houses with their children in the ten- Prussian flotilla, with 30 guns ; 31 vessels derest emotions ; the cries of hurra! a belonging to different nations, and a consithousand times repeated, and the name of derable quantity of colonial produce, im. His Imperial Majesty, which reverberated ported by the French. In the town we from all sides, announced the joy with found five pieces of cannon, 900 fusils, 19 which every one was animated. General carbines, i9 pair of pistols, 900 cartridge Wassiltchikoff is meanwhile in pursuit of boxes, 26,000 cartridges, 60 sabres, and the enemy on the road to Warsaw.

19 hussar saddles, three field batteries, Dec. 21 (Jan. 3).-On the 17th (29th), with five Officers, 84 soldiers, 16 surGeneral Count Platoff detached the Regi- geons, one chariot, 85 horses, and four ment of Dragoons of Negine to go to Bia- iron boilers. The magazines contain large lystock, by the way of Grodno, under the quantities of all kinds of corn and of branorders of the Aid-de-Camp General Baron dy-The head-quarters of His Imperial de Korff. General Doctoroff, who like- Majesty and the Marshal continued to be wise takes the route to Bialystock, with for some time past at Wilna. Thus, there the body of troops under his orders, ar- no longer remains an enemy in the whole rived on the 19th (31st) at Wolkawilsk. extent of the frontiers of Russia, and all

Dec. 22 (Jan. 2).- Lieutenant-General the former Polish provinces, at this present Paulucci reports, under date of the 18th time under subjection to the Russian scep(30th), that after the occupation of Mit- tre, are evacuated by the foreign troops. tau, he directed Lieutenant-Colonel Kou- -The anointed of the Lord has, withnikski, of the Regiment of Polish Uhlans, out doubt, said by inspiration-" I will to pursue

who were dispersed in not lay down my arms until I have driven the woods, and that this Officer, in march from the Russian soil the enemy who has ing by Granzhoff, Gegary, Martynischki, dared to transgress its limits.”—This proand Okmiana, had taken two Officers and phecy is fulfilled. The only traces of the eighty soldiers prisoners. On the 9th enemy which are yet perceptible, are his (2!st) ditto, the Marquis put himself in bones spread over the fields from Moscow march with his column from Mittau. to to the frontiers of the Empire ! Trouenburg, where his van-guard, under the orders of Lieutenant-Colonel Sanden, Leller from General Field-Marshal Prince of the artillery, came up with the enemy M. G. Kutusow of Smolensko, to his on the 11th (23d) and defeated him, tak- eminence Ambrosius, Metropolitan of ing 60 prisoners, and making himself Novogorod and St. Petersburgh, dated master of several carriages, taken under Dec. 23, 1812-(Jan. 4). requisition some waggons laden with bis- Bestow your benediction on this present cuits, four, and oats; and took about 40 offered by your warriors to the Giver of horses. On the 12th (24th), he arrived | Victory, the brave Don Cossacks ; restore at Sehrunden, where the enemy abandoned to God the treasure plundered from his considerable magazines. On the 13th temples. They have intrusted me with (25th), he was at Upper Barthau, from the duty of transmitting to your Eminence

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this silver, which was once the ornament General D'York, by the detachment of of the images of the Saints, afterwards the Major-General Dubilsch, whom he at the prey of barbarous robbers, and at length same time instructed to enter into a negowrested from their gripe by the brave Donciation with that General. Cossacks. The leader of this corps of On the 18th (S0th) of this month, Lieut. Cossacks, Count M. J. Platoff, all his Gen. D'York signed an agreement to rebrave warriors, and myself, wish that this main neutral with the troops under his plate, which in weight amounts to forty command, consisting of thirty battalions of pounds, shall be made into images of the infantry, and six squadrons of cavalry, with four Evangelists, and adorn the Church of thirty pieces of artillery. By this means, the Mother of God, of Kasan, in Peters- Macdonald has not more than about 5,000 burgh. All the necessary expenses of men of all descriptions with him, and casting these holy images we take on our twenty pieces of artillery.--Adjutantaccount; your Éminence will have the General Wassiltchikoff reports, on the 19th goodness to order that able artificers may (31st) Dec, that the Austrian troops contibe employed to fulfil the pious wishi of our nue their retreat, having divided themwarriors, by casting these images of the selves into three columns, and directed Holy Evangelists, which they offer in their their march towards Warsaw, and that he zeal' for the Temple of God. As soon as is at Menshenin, with his detachment.you shall inform me what the expense will General Count Platoff continues his march he, I will remit to you the money. It towards Ingleburg, with the regiments of appears to me that these images would be Don Cossacks under his command.-Adappropriately placed close to the door of miral Tschitschagoff has sent in three Rethe sanctuary, and before the great com- ports, all of the 20th inst. (Jan 1). In the munion table, that they may strike the eye first he states, that he had detached Majorof the devout when they enter the tem- General Lanskow from the van-guard with ple. On the pedestal of each of these the Alexandrian and white Russian regiimages must be engraven the following in- ments of hussars, the Livonian regiment of scription :--The zealous offering of the dragoons, and the 3d Oural regiment, with Corps of Don Cossacks. Hasten to erect orders to march to Augustow. In the sein the temple of God. this inonument of cond, that he arrived on the 21st inst. (Jan. battle and victory, and while you erect it 2), in the village of Werbalin, from whence say with thankfulness to Providence-the he will proceed in three marches to Insterenemies of Russia are no more—the ven- burg, and that Gen. Count Platoff marches geance of God has overtaken them on the before the army with his regiments. In his soil of Russia--and the road they have gone third he states, that all the Prussian inhais strewed with their bones, to the utter con- bitants are well satisfied with the approach fusion of their frantie and proud ambition. of the Russian troops, and every where re

The Commander in Chief, Field Mar- ceived them with joy.---Lieutenant-Geshal Prince G. Kutusoff, of Smolensko, neral Baron Sacken writes under date of has laid before His Imperial Majesty the Dec. 21 (Jan. 2}, that he has pursued Gen. continuation of the operations at War, Regnier's corps as far as the Bug, and that from the 23d to the 29th Dec. (4th to 10th the enemy had lost within that time upJan.)

wards of 1,000 inen in prisoners, and an Dec. 23 (Jan. 4).-General Count equal uumber of sick, whom they had left Wittgenstein reports, under date the 19th behind at different places., Lieut-General (31st) instant, that in the direction which Sacken, with his corps, is at present be. he had taken towards Prussia to act against tween Grannym and Thoren, in which the corps of Marshal Macdonald, he had latter place he has the left wing of his overcome all the difficulties in his way on army. the country roads, and come up with the Dec. 24 (Jan. 5).Gen. Count Wittenemy already at Tilsit. He immediately genstein reports, under date of the 22d iust. surrounded Macdonald's troops of the van (Jan. 3), that when the Prussian troops, with his cavalry, and separated him from 10,000 men strong, with 60 pieces of ariil. the Prussian troops under the command of

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Published by R. BAGSHAW, Brydges-Street, Covent-Garden.

LONDON: Printed by J. M'Creery, Black-Horse-Court, Fleet-street,

COBBETT'S WEEKLY POLITICAL REGISTER.

VOL. XXIII. No. 10.) LONDON, SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 1813.

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shape, a farthing of the public money as OF BURSLEDON, IN Lower DUBLIN TOWN. of mine to do it, if I have it in my power to

long as I live, and never to suffer any son SHIP, IN PHILADELPHIA COUNTY, IN THE prevent him, and I do flatter myself that STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA; ON MATTERS neither of them will ever entertain such a RELATING TO Her Royal HIGHNESS THE design. Thus standing before the public, PRINCESS OF WALES.

having nothing to complain of with regard Letter II.

to either party; having nothing to fear,

and nothing to hope for, from either, I Bolley, 3d March, 1813. shall, I trust, be lisiened to without prejuMy dear Friend,

dice, and that the facts, or the reasonings, Since the date of my last letter I have which I shall bring forward, will, at the returned home, where I found my children least, have a fair chance of producing their delighted to hear, that I had resumed my wished-for effect; a just decision in the correspondence with “Grand-daddy Paul," minds of all persons of sense and integrity. but very niuch surprised, that I did not My last letter concluded with a remark write to you about sheep, and turnips, and as to the separation of dwelling-places of carrots, in preference to the subject which the Prince and Princess. The time, howI had chosen. To say the truth, I should ever, was not exactly named; and, as I prefer the former topics; but, I have a duty wish to leave nothing less perfect than cirto perform with regard to the latter. It is cumstances compel me, I have now to recertainly one of the most important public mind you, that this separation of dwellings matters that ever has been discussed in Eng- took place in April, 1796, twelve months land. It is a matter that must make a after the marriage, and three months after great figure in the history of a country the birth of the Princess Charlotte of which fills a high rank in the community Wales. It is said, that, as to the cause of of nations ; and, viewing it in this light, this unhappy event, and as to the manner I cannot help being anxious, that those, of its taking place, there is a Leller in exwho, some years hence, may refer to the istence, in the hands of Her Royal HighRegister for information relating to it, ness the Princess of Wales; and, as this should not have to blame me for their disa Letter was, as it is stated, written by the appointment.

Prince himself, it will, doubtless, be found It is impossible for any one to enter on a to be, at once, satisfactory in its reasons discussion with more perfect impartiality and delicate in its sentiments and diction. than I have entered upon this. I know This being the case, we shall, I hope, see nothing personally of either of the Royal this Letter in print; because it will answer parties most concerned; I have never re- one great purpose; it will clear up every ceived either good or evil from the hands thing to the day of separation, and will, Í of either; I have never been under any in- have no doubt, show the world, that

any direct influence flowing froin either. I re. infamous tales, which the tongues of base side at a great distance from the scene of all parasites may have been engaged in circucabals and intrigues; I hold no correspond- lating, are wholly without foundation. ence which the people at our Post-office Before I come to that consideration, may not, if they like it, 'amuse themselves which I have promised, of the several with reading; I never deal in secrels, and parts of the Princess's Letter, let me renever desire to hear any thing that may not quest you to bear in mind, that, in 1806, be uttered by the mouth of the cryer in the when Lord Grenville, Lord Erskine, Lord open streets.

I can have no motive to Grey, and Mr. Fox were in the ministry, make my court either to the Prince or the there was, in our news-papers, many artiPrincess, seeing, that I am bound by the cles published, relative to an inquiry, most solemn pledge never to touch, in any which was then going on, respecting the

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conduct of the Princess of Wales. This state of things, the nation seemed, with onc was called, at that time, the "Delicate voice, to ask, why no change was to be “ Investigation," by which name it has made in the pecuniary circumstances and ever since gone. The Princess was obsery. the exterior appearance of the Princess of ed, at that time, and for sometime after-Wales, the wife of the Regent and the mowards, not to go to court, as she had done ther of the sole heiress to the throne. The before, which circumstance had the effect question was actually asked in Parliament ; of producing an opinion to her disadvan- it was put to the then minister, Perceval, tage. Some months after this, however, what was the cause of this marked slight to she re-appeared at court; but, in the mean- Her Royal Highness; and, finally, it was while, the ministry had changed, and the put distinctly to him, who had been intilate Perceval and his sét had become mi mately acquainted with all the facts, whenisters. It was understood, also, that an ther there existed any ground of charge account of the Delicate Investigation had against the Princess : to which he as disbeen formed in:0 A BOOK, had been tinctly answered, that there existed none. printed, had been upon the eve of publica- Now, my friend, you will observe, that tion, had, all at once, just when the change this declaration was made by a man, who of ministry took place, been stopped; and had been a minister at the time when the that, certain copies, which had escaped by Princess was restored to court, and who, of chance, had been bought up by the sup- course, had advised that measure. He, as posed authors at an enormous price. What a Privy Counsellor, was sworn to give the I state here as matter of mere report, will, King the best advice in his power. Besides, probably, hereafter appear in a more autho-he, at the time of his making the Declararitative shape; but, in the meanwhile, tion, was the prime minister, chosen by there having been such reports current is the Prince himself to fill that office. He fact sufficient for our purpose ; namely, to was the man who directed the councils of explain certain parts of the Princess's Let- the Prince, now become Regent with kingter, which, without such explanaiion, must ly powers. Therefore, his Declaration of appear unintelligible to you.

the innocence of the Princess had deserved. Bearing in mind what has been said, you ly very great weight with the public, who will now have the goodness to follow me to then, more than before, seened astonished, the period of the establishment of the Ře that, while the Prince was raised in splengency in the person of His Royal Highness dor as well as power, to the state of a king, the Prince of Wales. Hitherto the Princess the Princess, his wife, should experience had lived chiefly at a small mansion at no change whatever in her circumstances, Blackheath, upon, apparently, a very limit- but appeared to be doomed to pass the ed pecuniary allowance, which, by almost whole of her life in obscurity. The puball the public prints, we were told she par- lic did not seem to wish to pry into any faticipated with the poor and distressed per- mily secrets. They generously wished not sons of her neighbourhood. I do not know to revive past disputes. They were willing that this was the case. I cannot know it, and anxious to forget all the reports which and, therefore, I vouch not for the fact; had been circulated. They wished to have but, I do know well that the face was as- no cause to suspect any thing improper in serted in print, and that the assertion so either husband' or wife ; and, therefore, often met the public eye, accompanied with anxiously wished to see the Princess placed a detail of the instances of her benevolence, in a situation suited to the rank of her royal that it was next to impossible that it should spouse, by which means all doubts, the not have obtained general belief.

effect of all malicious insinuations and ruWhen, therefore, the Regency came to mours, would, at once, have been rebe settled, and the Prince caine to the

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moved. session and disposal of a kingly income, it In the articles, which I wrote at the was natural for the nation to expect to see time, recommending a suitable establishthe Princess placed upon a corresponding ment for Her Royal Highness, I was, I sinfooting ; and this becaine the more a sub- cerely believe, no more than the echo of ject of observation, because, just at the same ninety-nine hundredths of the people of time, large sums of money were granted England. No such establishment did, by the Parliament for the purpose of en- however, take place; and Her Royal Highabling the Prince's maiden sisters to keep ness the Princess of Wales, the wife of the their state in separate wánsions, and to Regent; she who, if the King die before maintain separate establishments. In this the Regent, will be crowned Queen with

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her husband; she who is the mother of our cess's Letter, that' (at what time is not - future sovereign, was left in her former mentioned), the Royal Mother's visits to

comparative obscurity, even at a time when her daughter, or, rather, the interviews establishments were granted to the sisters between them, were limited, at first, to of the Prince; and this happened, too, you ONCE A WEEK; that they were afterwill bear in mind, while the prime minister, wards reduced to interviews of ONCE A the Prince's chief adviser, explicitly declar- FORTNIGHT; and that she now learns, ed, in open parliament, that there was no that, “ even this most rigorous interdiction ground of charge existing against Her Royal " is to be STILL MORE RIGIDLY ENHighness."

66 FORCED.” It will be said, perhaps, and it has been This, her Royal Highness says, has comsaid, that, in not granting an establishment pelled her reluctantly to break a silence of a higher order to the Princess ; in not which has long been most painful to her. enabling her to hold a court of her own, Her complaint is this:-That, at the time and giving her the necessary accompani- of settling the Regency, she was unwilling ments of splendor ; it has been said, that, to obtrude herself

upon the Prince with her in not doing this no-law was violated. Very private complaints; that she waited patrue; but, if this were a sufficient answer tiently, expecting redress from the Prince's to us, to what a state might she not be re- own gracious condescension; but, that, havduced before the proper season of complaint ing waited so long without receiving that would arrive? We are not talking about redress, and now perceiving that thie mealaw: the question before us is a question of sures with regard to her interviews with feeling; a question of moral propriety. her daughter, are calculated to admit of but For my part, I appear not as an accuser of one construction, and that construction faany one in authority: my object is simply tal to her own reputation, she has now rethis:. to inquire, whether the foul, the solved to give utterance to her feelings. base, the malignant publications against the Whether the reasoning of the Princess Princess of Wales do, or do not, admit of be correct; whether the separation of her a shadow of justification. Justification, from her daughter ;'whether the limiting indeed, they camot admit of; but, whether of their interviews to once a week, and they admit of the shadow of an apology; then further limiting them to once a fortand the answer to this question will natur- night; whether, in short, the prohibition ally grow out of a consideration of the se- against a mother (any mother), seeing and veral parts of Her Royal Highness's Let- speaking 10 her daughter at her pleasure ;

whether such a prohibition can admit of In entering upon this consideration, we any construction not fatal to the mother's remust bear in mind, that the Letter treats putation, I will, my sensible ånd honest of two subjects ; namely, the treatment of friend, leave you to judge. And, with rethe Princess herself, and the education of gard to the Princess's maternal feelings, you her daughter. These we must keep sepa- will, I am sure, want nothing to guide rare in our miud, or else we shall fall into you in your judgment further than the supa confusion which will prevent a clear view position, for a moment, of a similar prohiof the case.

bition laid upon yourself. The Princess complains, as to herself, Upon this part of the subject I would that she is debarred from that intercourse not add a single word, did I not think it with her child which it is natural for a ino- my duty to expose some of the unfeeling ther to expect, and which mothers do usual- ruffians of the London press, who have, ly enjoy. And, here, before I proceed upon this occasion, assailed the Princess of further, you ought to be informed, that, Wales. In answer to her complaint of not when the Princess went to live at Black being permitted to have a free intercourse heath, in 1796, she took her daughter with with her daughter, the Courier newspaper, her; that her daughter remained with her of the 13th of February, makes the follow till she attained the age of eight years; ing remarks :that she was then placed under the care of "" The charge of separating a child from proper persons to superintend her education, “ its mother, naturally engages the affec

s and that her place of residence was chiefly " tions of every parent; and her Royal at Windsor, the place of residence of the “ Highness knowing this, does not forget Queen, her mother going frequently to see " to make a strong appeal to the passions

" her, and she going frequently to see her “ of Englishwomer. But to what extent mother. It now appears, from the Prin- " is this charge founded? A visit once a

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