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them from personal violence, but would tarnish the conclusion of an unfortunate but honourable career. Louis, in his two proclamations, which appeared in the Moniteur of this day, leaves full latitude for any vengeance, and it is impossible to say what his body guard and volunteers of Picardy, who are said to be with him, may not attempt, if suffered to enter the capital. The members of the government know they risk their lives by their magnanimity; the time of forgiving treason being included between the departure of Louis from Lille, and his entry into Cambray on the 28th of June, excludes from pardon all present resistance of his legitimate claims. “ To-morrow," said the Duke of Vicenza, “I
may be denounced, the next day in prison, “ the third lose my head ; but I must do my
duty.” The same feeling must present itself to every patriot of the legislature.
The chamber, however, continued its labours without interruption, and, upon the report of M. Manuel, took into consideration and adopted many articles of its new constitution, and resolved, finally, that its commissaries with the army should communicate with the government, and provide for the payment of the troops. M. Dumolard, in this sitting, noticed, with deserved contempt, the denunciation against himself in
the Journal de L'Empire, and agreed, that the unlimited liberty of the press, and the baseness of the attack, made it advisable to take no measures against such impotent detraction. Another instance of equal moderation appeared in the treatment of the apostate Malleville, whose defence was voted to be read by the member that had just accused him, and who escaped only with the observation, that he ought to be confined amongst the madmen of Charenton, his two opposite opinions of proscription and recall of the Bourbons being printed and published in opposite columns. M. Lafayette reassured the representatives of the inclinations of the allied sovereigns to preserve the independence of France, and not to interfere in the form of her government; and the chamber voted that its declaration to the Fyench should be presented to these sovereigns by five commissaries of their own body, who were chosen immediately. In the house of peers the other declarations of the representatives were referred to a commission.
This day the commanders of legions, and the majors of the national guard, replied to the exhortation of Marshal Massena in the following address, which is placarded.
“ Les soussignés, chefs de legion, et majors de “ la garde nationale de Paris, en reponse à l'ordre
“ de ce jour, 6 Juillet 1815, ont l'honneur de dé: “ clarer à M. le Marechal Prince d'Essling, " leur commandant en chef, qu'ils tiendront à so l'honneur de conserver à jamais les couleurs na“ tionales, qui ne pourraient être abandonnées sans - danger.
“Ils osent affirmer, que leur opinion individu“ elle est celle de la très-grande majorité de leurs “ frères d'armes; en consequence, ils ont l'honneur " de prier M. le Marechal de mettre cette de“claration sous les yeux des membres de la com“ mission de gouvernement, et de les inviter à lui
faire donner la plus grande publicité, afin de “prévenir les désordres qui pourraient résulter de “ toute incertitude à cet égard.” Here follow the signatures.
Nothing is still seen but the tri-coloured cockade; poor old M. Viosménil had the imprudence to wear a white cockade in the Tuileries yesterday, and was quietly conveyed to the guardhouse. A lady, with a bouquet of lilies, was civilly entreated to displace that emblem ; and, on refusal, had it removed from her bosom with as little rudeness as possible, by one of the national guards.- No violence has happened-many English officers are in the streets from some of my friends amongst them I have learned that the Duke of Welling
ton has acted publicly with the most perfect neutrality, as to the king, and has given positive orders against any insults of the tri-coloured flag. An intimate acquaintance of mine, who was sent in advance by General Lord Hill to communicate with the mayors of the towns during the progress of the allies, was asked by them what flag they were to hoist, and gave them for answer, “ Which they chose; but, if “ they did not wish to be plundered by the fol, “ lowers of Louis, they should unfurl the white ço standard.” Riding beyond the barriers, I was accosted by an Englishman in red regimentals, who recognized me, and told me he was in the service of Louis XVIII. I remarked he had a white cockade in his hat, and was told that he intended to take it out when he entered the city, knowing that the duke had given posi, tive orders against that signal being worn by British officers. He seemed surprised that the king had not been inyited to the capital, and at the little inclination, so different from all he had before heard, of the people in his favour. He added, “ however, he shall come in; we will “ force him down their throats." The mission of this gentleman was to procure arms for some of the volunteers of the north, who accompanied the king; and this service I saw shortly afterwards
performing by the concealment of musquets in à straw cart, at one of the barriers, by several individuals of the national guard, who walked out quietly through our sentries, deposited their guns in the cart, and returned without arms: I saw, likewise, three or four of the guard without hats or arms, running across the fields towards St. Denis to join the king. Now, when I put together the address of the government, the firmness of the chambers, the moderation of Lord Wellington, and the opinion of the ma. jority of the people, so decidedly pronounced, that, álthough the town has been surrendered' four days, and Louis is at St. Denis, he does not dare to enter the capital, I cannot help indulging 'some little hope that a better use 'will be made of our victory than to place on the throne the chief of a dynasty, to second whose claims, founded on legitimacy, and the acclamations of an interested minority, Europe has; for five-and-twenty years, been deluged with blood; and to maintain whom she may still be subject to constant convulsions.
My expectations would, I own, be more sanguine, had I not met Lord Castlereagh entering the barrier of Clichy, escorted by, half a