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a design to assassinate the Chief Magis. , ward any proof of this murder. Nobody, trate of France. This was the charge amongst all the hireling writers, was found against him, and this charge was never de- to publish any of the proofs of an act, nied, as to the act, though the description which must have been known to some ove, of the persons, so landed, was stoutly at least, besides Napoleon. In short, it denied by the Anti-jacobins, who insisted, is a base and iufamous calumny, wich, if that Georges aud Pichegru and Jean we were to make peace with Napoleon, Jlarie and the rest of that memorable set, the Times newspaper would be liable to including Moreau, were very honest and be prosecuted for repeating. worthy gentlement, and that their names If I am asked to account for the death ought to be held in reverance; and, in- of Mr. Wright, in the Temple, I say I deed, we have seen, that the pious Louis am not bound to do it. We know, how1.E DESIRE, while he was on the throne, ever, that persons, in such situations, ENNOBLED the family of Georges ! frequently do put an end to their existThose who thought thus of the plot of ence; and it must be confessed, that Capt. Georges and his associates, would, of Wright's was a situation, not only of course, think, that Captain Wright acted great peril, but, which is more, perhaps, a very meritorious part in being so zealous in such a case, of almost insupportable in landing in France person's having such morlification. He is represented as a laudable designs. But those who recol most enthusiastic Royalist. He had seen lected, that poisoners, assassins, and all fris efforts defeated; many of his friends forgers are not looked upon, by the wri- brought to an ignominious death. He was, ters on public law, as entitled to be con- himself uncertain as to his fate. Ile had sidered as prisoners of war, might be apt been captured by a parcel of gun-boats. to think with the writer of the French And, if he was informed of the conditions, letter to the Spanish Minister; and, this or, rather, the manner of his release, as writer, be it observed, was no other than described in Mr. TALLEYPAND's Note, he Mr. TALLEYRAND himself, whom your would feel little pleasure in being known Lordship knows to be not only a very to all Europe, to have been put at the dissensible, but a very worthy man.
posu! of his government, without exchange, But, the death of Capt. Wright? The upon the ground, that the Emperor wou!! Emperor had given permission for his being not suffer any Frenchman to be exchange placed at the lisposal of the English Go- against such a person. vernment. But, between that and the But, are there no ways but those of astinie for his release, he was said to have sassinuiion and suicide, by which men killed himself in prison. lle certainly come to the end of their lives ? Are there found his death there. That was enough. no sits or fevers in French jails, as well There needed no more to authorise our as in English jails ? And, why was this writers to impute his death to Napoleon. Captain not to die as well as his neighAnd, by degrees, he has been, and is now, bours ! Are the English Mioisters, or familiary called, the murderer of Capt. the Royal family, to be charged with all IV right." There never has been
the deaths, or, even all the sudden deaths, proof of this attempted to be produced. it in our prisons of war? Are they to be is a sheer falsehood on the part of the as- called murderers because prisoners of war sertors, because they possess no proof at all have died in such great numbers ? What of the fact. One might leave it so; and insist absurdity! What impudent, or what on their being impudent calumniators; but, foolish, men are those, who prefer this let us ask, what motive could ioduce Napo- charge against Napoleon! But, as I beleon to ordersuch a murder to be committed : fore observed, the object of these men is He had pardoned the man, and had taken to mislead, to delude, to inflame the peocredit for the act. He had, at the time of ple; to commit them in the bloody war, Wright's death, put 'down all the conspi- which has just begun, and thus to further rators and all the conspiracies; and, he their own base views. To defeat, or, at had been chosen Emperor by the people least, to endeuvour to defeat, this wicked of France. Besides (and this I beg you object is the duty of every man, who has to attend to), DURING HIS YEAR OF the opportunity; and this duty, as I hope EXILE, nobody was found to bring for your Lordship will agree, Mr. Ilunt, at
the Westminster Meeting, discharged in a | ever, be charged with partiality, I shall most manly and able manner; in a man- here insert the oficial details, which have ner worthy of the public-spirited and en- been published respecting the first battle, lightened citizens, to whom his speech or rather series of battles, that have been was addressed.
fought for the purpose of deteriniving,
WM. COBBETT. whether France is, or is not, to be perBotley, June 21st, 1815.
mitted to exercise the right of choosing her own government ?- When the phrenzy,
which has seized the public mind, has No. I.
somewhat subsided, and we are in pose Uistorical Notices of the War or the opening of the campaigo, without
session of the French official accounts of ExGLAND, Austria, Russia, Prussia, which correct ideas cannot be formed, it DENMARK, SWEDEN, HOLLAND, SAR
may then be useful to make some remarks DINIA, THE POPE, Naples, Sicily, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, Bavaria, Wur with the London Gazette Extraordinary,
on these interesting events. I shall begin TEMBERG, &c. &c.; WITH AN ARMY of One Million AND Eleven Tuou- containing the particulars of what the SAND REGULAR Soldiers, AGAINST
Courier calls, the “* Complete Defeat of NAPOLEON AND FRANCE.
DOWNING-STREET, JUNE 29 - Major the The mighty contest has begun. The
Hon. H, Percy arrived last night with a dispatch new crusade against France and against from Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, liberty has commenced. The T'imes
K. G. to Earl Bathurst, liis Majesty's Principal newspaper says, that the campaign has opened with “ a great and glorious vic- which the following is a copy:
Secretary of State for the War Department, of 6 tory; that Bonaparte's reputation has “ been wrecked, and his last grand stake
Waterloo, June 19. 66 has been lost in this tremendous con
MY LORD--Bonaparte having collected the " flict; the fabric of rebellion is shaken 1st, 2d, 3.1, 1111, and 6th corps of the French “ to its base.” The Morning Chronicle, army, and the Imperial Guards, and nearly all that pink of hypocrisy, tells us, that it has the cavalry on the Sambre, and between that
brilliant and complete victory, river and the Mense, between the 10th and 1411 6s which will for ever exalt the glory of of the montlı, advanced on the 15th, and attacked
the British name; that it is the grandest the Prussian posts of Thuiu and Lobez, on the
and most important victory ever ob- Sambre, at day-light in the morning. I did not 66 tained.” The Courier, in the height of hear of these events till the evening of the 15th, its frenzy, declares, that there could not and I immediately ordered the troops to prepare have been 66
a greater victory in point of to march; and afterwards to march to their left, glory, more vital to the real interests as soon as I had intelligence from other quarters - and safety of Europe, big with more im- to prove that the enemy's movement upon Charie.
portant political consequences.”_Of roy was the real attack. The enemy drove the course, as this same Caurier says, 66 the Prussian posts from the Sambre on that day ;
city is a scene of complete confusion; and General Zeiten, who commanded the corps l business is entirely neglected; the im- which had been at Charleroy, retired upon is mortal Wellington · is
the universal Flentes; and Marshal Blucher concentrated the “ théme; the streets and Exchange are Prussian arıny upon Sombref, holding the vil. “ crowded to excess--all anxious to hear lages in front of his position of St. Amand and
the details of the glorious victory ob- Ligný. The enemy continued his march along C6 tained by our noble countrymen.” the road from Charleroy towards Bruxelles, and While this delirium continues at its height, on the same evening, the 15th, attacked a brigade it would be useless in me to attempt to of the arıny of the Netherlands, under the Prince bring the public back to reason. I might de Weimar, posted at Frasne, and forced it back as well think of reaching conviction to the to thie farm'honise on the same road, called Les minds of the inhabitants of St. Luke's; I Quatre Bras. The Prince of Orange immedi. might as well expect that a drunken man ately reinforced this brigade with another of the could discuss, with calmness and perspi- same division, under General Perponcher, and cuity, an argument in mathematics or in the morning early regained part of the ground moral philosophy. That I may not, how.) which had becu lost, so as to bave the command
of the commuvication leading trom Nivelles and Guards, upon their debouché from the village of Bruxelles, with Marshal Blucher's position. In Genappe, upon which occasion his Lordship has the mean time I had directed the whole army to declared bimself to be well satisfied with that Darch upon Les Quatre Bras, and the 5th divi- regiment. The position which I took np in front siop onder Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Pics of Waterloo, crossed the ligha roads from Charleton, arrived at about half past two is the day, roy, and Nivelle, and had its right thrown back followed by the corps of troops under the Duke to a ravine near Merke Braine, which was occu. of Bruuswick, and afterwards by the contingent pied; and its lett extended to a height above the of Nassau, At this time the enemy commenced Hamlet Ter la Haye, which was likewise occupied. an attack upon Prince Blucher, with his whole In front of the right centre and near the Nivelle force, excepting the 1st and 2d corps ; and a road, we occupied the house and garden of corps et cavalry under General Kellerman, with Hougoumont, which covered the return of that which he attacked our post at Les Quatre Bras. flank; and in front of the lett centre we occupied The Prnsxiau army maintained their position the farm of La Haye Sainte. By our left we with their uspal gallantry and perseverance, communicated with Marshal Prince Blucher, 10 against a great disparity of pumbers, as the 4th Wavre thropgh Ohaim ; and the Marshal had corps of their army, under General Bulow, had promised me that in case we should be attacked not joined, and I was not able to assist them as I he would support me with one or more corps, as wished, as I was attacked myself, and the troops, might be necessary. The enemy, collected his the cavalry in particular, which had a long dis army, with the exception of the third corps, tance to march, had not arrived. We maintained which had been sent to observe Marshal Blucher, our position also, and completely deleated and on a range of heights in our front, in the course of repulsed all the enemy's attempts to get possession the night of the 17th and yesterday morning, and af of it. The enemy repeatedly attacked us with a abont ten o'clock he commenced a furious attack Jarge body of infantry and cavalry, supported by 'npon onr post at Hougoumont. I had occupied a numerous and powerful artillery; he made se that post with a detachment from General Byng's veral charges with the cavalry "pon our infantry, brigate of Guards, which was in position in its hat all were repulsed in the steadiest manner. rear; and it was for some time under the com(Here his Lordship praises his troops and offi. mand, of Lieut. Col. Macdonald, and afterwards cers.]–Our loss was great, as your Lordship of Colonel Home ; and I am happy to add that it will perceive by the enclosed return; and I have was inaintained throughout the day with the usa particularly to regret his Serene Highness the most gallantry by these brave troops, notwithDuke of Brunswick, who fell fighting gallantly standing the repeated etforts of large bodies of', at the head of his troops. Although Marshal. the enemy to obtain possession of it. This attack Plucher had maintained bis position at Sambref, upon the right of our centre was accompanied by he still found himself much weakened by the a very heavy cannonade upon our whole line, severity of the contest in which he had been en which was destined to support the repeated a te gaged, and as the fourth corps had not arrived, tacks of cavalry and infantry occasionally mixed, he determined to tall back, and concentrate his but sometimes separate, which were made pou army upon Wavre;: and le marched in the it. In one of these the enemy carried the farmvight after the action was over. This move- house of La Haye Sainte, as the detachiment of ment of the Marshal's rendered necessary a the liglit battalion of the legion which occupied corresponding one on my part; and I retired, it load expended all its ammnnition, and the from the farm of Quatre Bras upon Genappe, enemy occupied the only communication there and thence upon Waterloo the next morning, was with them. The enemy, repeatedly charged the 17th, at ten o'clock. The enemy made onr infantrywith his cavalry, but these attacks no effort to pnrsue Marshal Blacher. On the were uniformly unsaccessful, and they attorded contrary, a patrole which I sent to Sambref in opportunities to onr cavalry to charge, in one of the wording, found all, quiet, and the enemy's which Lord E. Somerset's brigade, consisting of videttes fell back as the patrole advanced. Nei. the life guards, royal borse guards, and 1st dragoon, ther did he attempt to molest our march to the gnards, highly distinguished themselves as did that rear, although made in the middle of the day, ex- of Major-General Sir W. Ponsonby, having taken cepting the following, with a large body of cavalry, many prisoners and an eagle. These attacks were bronglit from his right, the cavalry under the repeated will about seven in the evening, when the Earl of Uxbridge. This gave Lord Uxbridge an enemy made a desperate effort with the cavalry opportunity of charging them will ile 1st Life, and infantry, supported by the fire of artillry, to
Major-General Sir W. Ponsenby. Sainte, which after a severe contest was de. Colonels.---Du Plat, K.G. L.; Omteta, ditto ; featedl; and having observed that the troops re. Morrin, 69th Regt. ; Sir W. Ellis, 23d. tired from this attack iu great confusion, and
Lieutenant-Colonels.-Macara, 42d Regt. ; Cathat the marchi of General Bulow's corps by Eu. meron, 920 Regt. ; Sir Alex. Gordou, K.C. B. Aid. solermont nou Planchenorte and La Belle Alli. de-Camp to the Duke of Wellington; Canning; auce had begun to take effect, and as I could Currie, Lord Hill's Staff. perceive the fire of his cannon, and as Marshal Majors. The Hon. Fred. Howard, 10th Hussars ; Prince Blucher had joined in person, with a George Baill, Royal Artillery; Nornian Ramsey, corps of his army to the left of our line by Olains, ditto ; Cairnes, ditto; Chambers, Soth Reyt. I da “ermine d to attack the enemy, and imme. Brevet-Majors. — Crefion, 5th Division; Rase. diafels advanced the whole line of infantry, sup--wiel 2d Light Regiment. portently the cavalry and artillery. The attack Caprains. Bolton, Royal Artillery ; Crawford, sneceeded in every point; the enemy was forced Guards; the Hon. Curzon, A. D. C. lobis from his position on the heights, and fed in the Royal Highness the Prince of Orange; Chambers, utmost controsion, leaving behind bins, as far as I | A. D. C. to Lieut.-Gen. Picton ; Charles Ellis, 95th conkl judge, 150 pieces of capnon, with their Regt.; Robertson, 73d Regt. ; Keopedy, ditto; amnition, which fell into our hands. I con- Schauman, 2d. Lt. Bal. K. G. L ; Hulycawan, 1st tinued the parsurit till long after dark, and then ditlo ; Henry Marsbal, 1st ditto. ; Gneben ditto discominued it only on acconpt of the fatigue of Gunning, 10th Hussurs ; Grove, 1st. Guards. Our troops, who had been engaged during twelve Lieutenants. - C. Manners, Rogal Artillery ; Lonxx, nici becalie I found myself on the same Lister, 95th Regi. road with Marsbal Blucher, who assnred me of
Ensigns.- Lord Hay, Aid-de-Camp to General Lis intention to follow the enemy througlont the Maitland; Brown, 1st Guards. night ; belia. sent me word this morning that he had ika'n fill pieces of camon belonging to the
General his Royal Highness the Prince of Orange, Imposil Cinard, and several carriages, baggage, G. C. B. severely. &c. hebenang to Bonaparte, in Genappe. I pro. Lieut-Generals.--the Earl of Uxbridge, G. C. B. pore lo mise, this morning, upou Nivelles, aud right leg amputated ; Sir C. Alten, K. C. B. severely. net ti pincontinue my operations. Yonr Lord. Major-Generals -Coek, right arhi amputated; shin mir observe, that such a desperate action Sir E. Barnes, K. C. B. Adjut.-Gen. severely ; Sir Cinton wave been fought and such advantages J. Kempt, K. C. B. slightly ; Sir Colin Halkitt, col"! tot be gaineid, will out great loss; and I 1. C. B. severely ; Adams, severely; Sir W. am sory to ack, that ons has been immense.- Doruberg, K. C. B. severely. [Her bis Lordshipy praises his officers and men.] Colonel.--Sir J. Elley, K.C. B. slightly; Harris,
I tried not on juice to my feelings or 10 73d Kegt. ; Quentin, 10th Hussars, slightly; tlie Mahal Bincher and the Prussian army, if I did Hon. Fred. Ponsonby, severely; Sir W. De Lancey; bot aitabute the peresful result of this arduous severely. day, to the cordial and timely assistarice I re
Lieutenant-Colonels.---Lord Fitzroy Somerset, ceive from their. The operation of General right arm amputated'; flay, 16th Light Dragoons, Bulow pay the enemy's (lank, was a most deci- severely ; Vigoureau, 30th Light Dragoons ; Aber.' sivt oue; and even if I bad not found myself in a crombie, A. Q. M. G. slightly; Ilamilton, Soth situation to make ile attack, which produced the regiment; Cameron, 9štlı, severely ; Wyndham, fival revolt, it would have forced the enemy to
1st Foot Guards, severely ; Bowaler, 3d Font retire, if his attacks sliould have failed, and would Gnards, slightly'; Macdonell, Coldstream), slightly ; have prevented bim from taking advantage of Dashwood, 3d Guards, severely ; Sir R. Hill, thein. if they should unfortunately bave suc. Royal Horse Guards Blue, severely ; Norcolt, 95ih, ceeder. I cronwith this dispatclı, two eagles, severely ; Hill, severely ; Schreider, 8th Line bal.' taken to the loops in this action, wbiel Major Lalion; Adair, 1st Guards, severely ;. Miller, 1st Perry will have the honour of laying at the feet | Guards, dangerously; Sir George Henry Berkeley,' of his Royal Highness. I beg leave to recom. A. A.G. mend him so your Lordship's protection. I have | Majors. — Maclean, 731 ; Beckwith, 95th, severethe bouour, &c. (Signed) WELLINGTON.ly; Jessop, Assistant Quarter Master General ; LIST OF THE BRITISH OFFICERS KILLED Bush, 1st Light Bati. K. G. L. right arm ampuAND WOUNDED.
tated, Parkinson, 73d, severely; Parker, R. H.
Arlillery, leg amputated ; Robert Ball, Royal Arę' Duke of Brunswick Oels.
tillery, severely ; Hamilton, Aid-de-Camp to Major. Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Picton.
Gencral Sir E. Barnes; Wulson, 69th regiment,
severely - Brevet-Major, Eiwem, dangerously.- devour the states of the second rank of Germany. Majors Wilkins and Miller, 95th regt. severely, The madnen! a moment of prosperity blinds Lindsay, 69ih, dangerously.
them. The oppression and humiliation of the Captains.-Smith, 95th regiment, severely; French people are beyond their power. If they Tyler, Aid-de Camp to Sir Thomas Picton, slibudy; enter France, they will there find their tomb, Dance, 231 Light Dragoons ; Johnston, 951h ; Cur. Soldiers! we have forced marches to make, batmers, 95th ; Darney, Napier, A. M ́Donald, Web tles to fight, dangers to encounter, but with ber, R.yal Artillery, severely ; Dumbaresque, Aid steadiness, victory will be our's; the rights, the de-Camp to Gen, Sir J By':8, severely; Whyno bonour, the happiness of the country will be renates, Royal Artillery, severely; the Hon. cunqueicu! To every Frenchiman who has a Erskine, D. A. A. G. left arno amputated ; A. Dang. Heart, the moment is arrived !o conquer or perish. ton, Aid-de-Camp to Lieutenant-General Picton,
NAPOLEON. severely ; Barnes, Brevet Major, Rogal Artillery, (A true copy) The Marshal Duke ot Dalmatia, severely.
Charleroi, June 15. verelv; Hormey, arm amputated; Bloomfield and On the 14th the army was placed in the follow, D. Crawforil, slightly.--Haverlock, Aid-de-Camping manner :-The Imperial Head-quarters at to Gen. Sir Charles Allen; Pringle, Royal Engi. Beaumont. The 1st corps, commanded by Gepeers, slightly; Hamilton. 46th regiment, slightly; neral D'Erlon, was at Solre on the Sambre. The Heise, ist light batialion; Gardiner, Jolinstone, 2d' corps, commanded by General Reillé, was at Moliry, Simmons, J. Gardiner, Fitzmaurice, Shen- Ham-sor-Heure. The 3d corps, commanded by ley, and Wright, 95th, severely.
Generai Vandamme, was on the right of Beau
mout. The 4th corps, cominanded by General French ACCOUNTS.
Gerard, had arrived at Philippeville. On the
15th, at three in the morning, General Reillé atThe following relate only to the ope
tacked the enemy, and advanced upon Marchienrations of the army previous to the battle
nes-au-Pont. There were various engagements, of the 18th, the French account of which
in which his cavalry charged a Prussian battalion, has not arrived.
and inade 300 prisoners. At one in the norning, GENERAL ORDER.
the Eniperor was at Jamignon-sur-Heure. GeAvesnes, June 14, 1815.
neral Daumont's division of light cavalry sabred Soldiers !-- This day is the anniversary of Ma- two Prussian battalions, and made 400 prisoners. rengo and of Friedland, which twice decided the General Pajol entered Charleroi at inidvay. The destiny of Europe. Then, as after Austerlitz, as sappers and marines of the giard were wish the after Wagram, we were too generous ! We be advance to repair the bridges. They were the lieved in the protestations and in tlie oaths of first to penetrate into the town as sharp-shooters. Princes whom we left on the throne! Now, General Clari, with the 1st Hussars, advanced however, coalesced among themselves, they would upon Gosselies, on the Brussels road; a'd Gene. destroy the independence and the most sacred ial Pajul upon Gilly, on the Namur road. At righits of France. They have commenced the three in the afternoon General Vandainnic demost unjust of aggressions. Let us march, then, bouched with his corps on Gilly. Marshal to meet them. Are they and we no longer the Grouchy arrived with the cavalry of General same men? Soldiers, at Jena, agaiust these same Excelmans. The enemy occupied the lett of the Prussians, now so arrogant, you were one against position of Fleurus ; at five in the atiernoon the three, and at Montmirail one against six! Let Emperor ordered an attack. The position was those among you who have been prisoners of the turned, aud carried. Four Squadrons of the Esaglish, detail to you the hulks, and the friglit. Guard, commanded by General Lerort, the Em. .ful miseries which they suffered! The Saxons, peror's Aids-de-camp, broke three squares;. the the Belgians, the Hanoverians, the soldiers of 26th, 27th, and 2814 Prussian regiments were the Confederation of the Rhine, lament that they routed. Our squadrons sabred from four to 500 are compelled to lend their arms to the cause of men, and took 150 prisovers. Duriug this time Princes, the enemies of justice and of the rights General Reillé passed the Satubre at Marchiennes. of all nations; they know that this coalition is au-Pont, in order to advance upou Gosselies with insatiable! After having devoured twelve mil- the divisions of Prince Jerome and General Ba. lions of Poles, twelve millions of Italians, one chelu, attacked the enemy, took from him 250 quilliur of Saxons, six millions of Belgiaus, it must / prisoners, and pursued hini on the road to Brus,