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REPORT PRESENTED TO HIS EXCELLENCY TRE
who have been so impertinent as to enquire,
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE. still declare the fact is not so; nor will
(OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS.) they believe otherwise unless the Member himself declares it. It is stated in a para
Admiralty-Office, July 25. graph, in one of the Reading Papers, that Extract of a letter from Captain Maitland, of satisfaction will be given to the free- liis Majesty's ship Bellerophion, to Johu Wilson holders if they will apply for it by name. Croker, Esq. dated in Busque.roads, the 14th Now, Mr. Cobbett, hopeless indeed is the instant. cause of reform if a freeholder, whose interest is neglected by his Representa
For the information of my Lords Commission. tive, is to run the risque of ruin, pro, the Count Las Casses and General Allemand, this
ers of the Admiralty, I have to acquaint you that bably, for urging his complaint. Will the county of Berks submit to such an
day came on board his Majesty's ship under ny insult? Are the Freeholders not at li- command, with a proposal for me to receive on berty to ask a plain question of their Re: board Napoleon Bonaparte, for the purpose of presentative without being subject to the throwing buzelf on the generosity of his Royal risque of a ball in the thorax, or the
Higliness the Prince Regent, Conceiving myself
persecution of a man in authority? Is it a
authorised by their Lordship's secret order, I mode tolerable to the freeholders to have accelled to the proposal, and he is to em. be told, by an unauthorised
bark on board this ship to morrow morning.-
person, that if they will come forward avá That po misunderstanding might arise, I have crgive in their names, they shall be sa- plicitly and clearly explained to the Count Las tisfied, and that next time the ques- Casses, that I have no authority whatever for tion is urged in Parliament, their Re- grauting ternis of any'bort; but that all I can do presentative will oppose the grant, or,
is to convey bini and his suite to England, to be in order to get rid of the business, which received in such manner as his Royal Highness I dare say is unpleasant enough to the may deem expedient. member, that his health is very bad, and to be quiet and he will resign if it is not better; and all this while the Member
MINISTER OF MARINE, BY THE CAPTAIN OF himself is silent? Is this fair play to the THE FRIGATE, DE RIGNY, SENT ON A MISfreeholders of the County of Berks ? Degenerate indeed are they become, if they tacitly submit to such contempt. The
On reaching this port, on the 18th inst. I learnt matter rests solely on this : will the Mem- that Napoleon Bonaparte had sailed for England ber come forward or not, and declare, on
in his Britannic Majesty's ship Bellerophon, Capr his honour, that his health was so very
lain Maitland, the 16th July, at half past 1110 bad he could not appear in his place to op- P.M. My instruciions ordering me to hold an pose the grant? or will he suffer para
official conjmanication on that head with Adnj. graphs, unauthorized by him, to be in ral Hothm, conmanding on the Englislı station, serted, insinuating ḥis health was so, if it I liastened to write 10 lim, enclosing, at tlie was not so ? If he does, he becomes an saine time, dispatches from Mr. Croker, Secre. accessary to the fact to all intents and tary of the British Admiralty, of which I was purposes. If he has justifiable reasons
the bearer. It results from the different commNJfor the alleged neglect, why does he nications which I have had with the English Ad. not give them? I confess I should, was miral and the Maritime Prefect, that Napoleon I myself a Member of Parliament, feel having reached Rochefort on the 3d, had estahappy to reply to any freeholder in lahed himself at the Prefecture until the811. the County I represented. There are Pressed by General Becker, who had been times when Representatives can ask charged to escort him until he should be entquestions of them
without knowing barked, and by Baron Bonuefoux, Maritime their names.
So let them reply then. I Prefect, to profit by all the opportunities which perceive Whigs, like all other perishable wind and time presented, he at last resolved to commodities, lose their beauty by neglect embark in the boats which waited for him at of dressing frequently if wanted. I, there every tide, and went on board the Saul at ten fore, hope this dressing will renovate this o'clock at night, and caused his suite to be diWhig, and make him as staunch a Whig vided between that frigate and the Medusa. The in future as your humble Servant, a Whig, next day, the 9th, be landed on the Isle of Air, not without
and inspected its fortifications. The 10th, the
SION TO ROCHEFORT.
wind was favourable for sailing, but the English, tlie Bellerophon, together with NAPOLEON - Boernisers and the moon-light left but litile hope that the frigales should escape. Between the Lieutenant-Gen, Count BERTRAND, Grand 11th and 11111, Napoleon sent Generals Savary | Master of the Palace. aud Las Casses in a flag of truce on buaid the The Countess BERTRAND and three childrente Enghii ship, Bellerophor. This flag of race re- Licutenant-General the Duke of Roxigi. Ehrned on the 11th. Between the 11th and 1911, Lieutenant General LALLEMAND. Napoleon learnt from liis brother Josepli the dis- Mareschal-sle. Camp, SEM ERVILLE. solution of the Chambers and the entry of the Count de Las Casses. King at Puris. Until that moment Bonaparte had M. de RESIGNY, Chiet d’Escadron. frequently expressed his opinion that the Cham. M. PLANAT, ditto. bers would recal bini, whether he wished to over- Lieutenant AUTRIC, of the Orduanee. awe the authorities by whom he was surrounded, M. SCHULTZ, Chiet' d'Escadron. or perhaps he really entertained snch hopes. Ciptaja POINTKORSKI. -The 1'th, be landed on the island of Aix with Captain MERCHER. bis suit and baggage, and in the night between M. MAINGAULT, personal Surgeon of NAPOthe 12111 and 15th two boals with decks repaired LEON. to lim from La Rochelle. It appears that Na. Besides these, 40 o:her persons were einbarkprises had caused them to be purchased with the ed, is constituting the suite of BONAPARTE. intention of embarking in them, and endeavouring login, ander the shelter of night, a Danish
NAPOLEON'S LETTER TO THE PRINCE REGENT. Suck, with which it is supposed lie liad treated, and which was to wait for him $0 or 40 leagues off
Your ROYAL HIGHNESS-A prey to the facthat sea.
It is wt known why he did not avail tiojis wliichi distract my country, and to the enhimself of these dispositions, but probably they ended my political career ; and, like Themisto
mity of the greatest powers of Europe, I have appeared to him too hazardous. During the night of the 15th to the 1441, hie went on board the cles, I seek an asylum among a foreign perple. French brig l'Eperrior, and ou the 1411, in the
I place myself under the Protection of British
laws, which I invoke from your Royal Higlmess, evening, General Becher, who had been with a
the mout powerful, the most determined, and the flag of truce io the Englii station, having re
mosi generous of my enemies. turned, Napoleon caused liis suite and his
(Signed) NAPOLEON. baggage to be embarked on board l'Epervier. The 1.1., in ile morning, thai vessel was descried sailing as a flag of trace towards the English These are all the official documents Admiral. The state of the sea, not allowing lier , which have been published respecting this to make a rapid way, Luglini embarkations came extraordinary occurrence.
Our nese to meet her, and conseyed the passengers on papers, as usual, have teemed with sto. board ide Billeru, On this occasion Lieut. ries about Napoleon since he embarked on Jourdan, nire commundeld l'Eperrier thought it board the Bellerophon, the greater part his duty to ask, ia i obrainch from the Captain of which, I am persuaded, is entirely of tlie Bilcropkon, a wine attesiation of the false, and even where we have any thing transfer of Bonaparte in his ship. The same day possessing the appearance of truth, is, an English frigaie sailed for England. The 16111 more than probable, founded in conjecthe Bellerophm set sail at half past 12, p. m. The ture, or report, more than in the personal weakness and the direction of the wind whicl knowledge of the relator. The following hias since prevailed, does not allow a supposition statement, which has appeared in most of that she should reach the English coast before our newspapers, seems as probable as any the vight of the 19th to the 2011.
other. If the particulars are not alto(The rest of the report then merely states, that gether correct, they are, at least, inteou the 17th tile white fiay was hoisted at Roche- resting :fort on the forts, and on board the vessels in the
II. M. Slp Biller ophon, July 94. port, without any opposition.)
On the 16th of this movin, a flag of trure arrived from Aix Roads (where there were lying two frigates, two corvettes, and a brig, which se
were blockading) having on board the noted Sd.
July 18. vary, Duc de Rovigo; and the Count de Las. The following have been embarked on board | casses, Chamberlain to Napoleon; the object of
EXTRACT FROM THE CORRESPONDENCE OF THE
MARITIME PREFECT OF ROCII EFORT.
whose mission was to procure leave for Napoleon morning at day light, we perceived a brig and a and liis suite to proceed to America is one of the schooner working ont of Aix Roads. The Capfrigates, or in a merchantman, if that could not tain dispatched the boats to thein, and in the be allowed. This was inmediatrly refused by space of an hour the First Lieutenant Mr, Voti, Captain 1. aitland, notwithstanding Savary thresv turned in the barge, accompanied by the once out a biut of the probability of the French sqna great Ruler of Half the Workel," with Lient. dron coming out awu forcing their passage, Wc General Count Bertraud, Savary (the Duc de had, previously to this, been very actively em. Rovigo), General Count Montilulun, and the ployed with the squadron under Captain Mait. Countesses Bertrand and vioutholon. Wheu le land's command, in furmint a most strici block- caine on the quarter deck, he said, in a firm and ade before the poi i3 ot Borracaux, Basque Roads, certainly dignified manner, in French, to Captain and all the passages leading trou it, and now, if Baillaud, -- I come to claim the protection of your possible, the Captain's exertions vere doubled. prince and of your Luws." He pruceeded will aliis silip and the Wyrmidun,
I o served his person particularly, and can deand anchored jast ont of you trol of the Isla: scribe lim tuus: he is about five feet seven inches d'Aix; stationed the Cyrus off the Petit Breton in height, very stongly made, and. well propo:Passage, the Dupine vit the Marmazon Passage, rioned; very broad and deep chest; legs and the Erne and Lorne off Bourdeaux, the Cephalus thighs proportioned with great symmetry and off ihe Nomissian Passage, the Endymion i wenty strength, a small, romd, and handsome foui. His leagnes in the offing, while, with this ship and
countenance is sailow, and as it were deeply the Myrmidon, sometimes at anchor, and some tinged by hot climates ; but the most command. times cruising between the two Light Houses, ing air I ever saw. His eyes grey, and the most one on the Isle de · Rhe, (Tour de Bulaines) piercing that you can imagine. His glance, you and the Casseron Liglit on the Isle d'Oleron, tancy, searches into your iomost thoughts. His and the Sluney outside, full placed with such liair dark brown, and no appearance of grey. judgment as 10 be able to communicate in. His features are handsome now, and when younger teiligence from one to the other in a very short he must have been a very handsome man. He is time), le completely bernetically sealed the ratiier fat, and his belly protuberant, but he ap. ports in such a manner, that it was impossible pears active notwithstanding. His step and de. for any vessel lu escape ns. Captain Maitland
meanour altogether commanding. fle looks having been an old cruizer here, was intimately about 45 or 46 years of age. He is extremely well acquainted with every passage; and I never
curious, and never passes any thing remarkable. saw a man so judefatigable and zealous in his in the ship without imniediately demanding its exertions, or whose judgment was so correct in
lise, and inquiring minutely into the manner the steps which he took with the small force uv
thereof. He also stops and asks the officers der his command, to prevent the possibility of divers questions relative to the time they have Napoleon's escape. We were kept constantly been in the service, what actions, &c.; and he cleared and ready for action, night and day, and caused all of us to be introdaced to liim the first only itie hammocks of the watch allowed below day he came ou board. He has also asked seol at a time. On the 14th, while at anchor about veral questions about the marines, particularly three miles from the enemy's frigates, we per. those who appeared 10 liave been some time in ceived a flug of fruce again in the morning, on
the service, and about the warrant oficers, mid. board of which were tine aforesaid De La-casses, siipmen, veainei, &c. He was but a very short and Lieut.-Gen. Count L'Allemand, Aide-de. time on board when lie asked that the boatswain camp to Napoleon. After being some hours on might be sent for, in order that he might look at board they departet, and then we learned, that bini, and was very inquisitive as to the nature of probably we should have the satisfaction of re
his duty. He dresses in green uniform, with red ceiving the Ex-Emperor. In the evening another facings, and edged with red, two plain gold flag of truce came out, on board of which were cpaulettes, the lappels of the coat cut round and De Lascasses and General Gorgand, also Aid-de. turned back, white waistcoat and breeches, and Camp to Napoleon, with two of his pages, and military boots and spurs, the Grand Cross of the part of his baygaye. We now became pretty Legion of Honour on iris left breast. He procertain of seeing him. Captain Maitland disa fesses liis intention (if he is allowed to reside in patebed the Slaney immediately with this im. England) to adopt the Englislı customs and manportant intelligence, and with General Gorgand ners, and declares that he will never meddie with on board, with a letter from Napoleon to the politics more. The army which left Paris, and Prince Regent direct to England. The following united with others on tue Loire, wanted him to
join them and resume his title, which he refused | liberty. For these causes we have declared, and to do. He declares that not another “goulte de do declare, ordained, and do ordaiu as follows: sang" shall be shird on bis account. Fortunate, indeed, it would have been if he really had been and our Pretects, shall not exercise the privilege
Art. 1. Our Director General of Bookselling, of this opinion some years back.
given them by arts. 3, 4, and 6 of the law of the His followers still treat him with the greatest 21st Oct. 1814. respect, not one of them, not even the Duke of
2. All the other enactmcats of the law of the Rovigo liimsell, ever speaking to him without 21st Oct, shall be executed according to their being mncovered the whole time. He does not torm and tenour. appear out until about half past ten, thongli lie
3. Provisiovally, and until a law shall bave sises about sevenl. He breakfasts in the French regulated the prosecution of offences of the press fashion at eleven, and dines at six. He spends
our prefects and attornies shall put in execution most of the day alone in the after.cabin, and the existing enactments of the penal code agaiust reads a great deal. He retires to bed about this species of offence. eight. He has not latterly been much on the
4. Our Ministers of Justice, of die Interior, and qızarter deck. His suite is composed of fifty of Police, are charged with the execution of the persona. General Bertrand appears to be a fire and faithful soldier. He has never abandoned
present ordinance. Napoleon in his adversity or prosperity. He Given at our Palace of the Thuilleries, this was at Elba with him, and, I believe, intends 20th of July, 1815, and in the 21st year of our accompaning kim (if permitted) wherever bis reign. destination may be. It was this officer wlio con- (Signed)
LOUIS. etrncted the bridge over the Danube, froin the Isle de Lobau, wlich saved the French arniy Another ordinance of the King recalls tire after the battle of Asperne. Madame Bertrand, powers which lois Majesty, or the Princes of bis I believe, was born iu Martinique of Irisli pa blood had given to extraordinary Commissioners rents, and her maiden name was Dillon. She is in different part of France, lest they should clash estremely pleasant and affable, and greatly at with the fructions of the Ministers whom the tached to Napoleon's interests. · The Duc de King had cliosen. Rovigo is a five looking man, about 50, with a
A third ordinance states in the preamble that countenance expressive of snperior talents. De
the unmber of Officers of the Army are out of all Lascasses is a little fellow, about 5 feet 1 inch, very clever. He is the author of the Historical proportion with the organization on a peace footAtlas, which I suppose you kave seen. L'Alle such as to make it au imperious duty to adopt
ing; that the exbausled, state of the fpalces is mand is considered an excellent «fficer, aod com
every measure of economy, cousisteut with the wanded cite light infantry of the Imperial Guard real wants of the Staie; and it decrees, that as a in the battle of Waterloo.
number of officers of every rank will be dispo sable in consequence of the new organizatiou of
the army, and wishing to call them as promptly FRANCE.
as possible to timlar employments, no proposition
whatever shall be made by the Miuister at War, ORDINANCE OF THE King.–LIBERTY OF THE either fou nominations to office, or advancement PRESS.
of rank in the army, ull tue 1st of July, 1816. Louis, by the grace of God, King of France A fourth ordinance relates to the Electoral and Navarre, &c. The law of the 21st of Octo- Colleges. It states the importance of the Depu. ber, 1814, authorised the Director-General of the ties being named by such a number of electors as Book irade, and the Prefects of D'partments, to may give to their election the necessary chawatch the publication of works of 20 sheets and racter of regularity; and in consequence of the uuder; but we have ascerlained that this re.
power given lo Goveronient by article 27th of striction of the liberty of the press occasioned the Act of the 16th Thermidor, year 10 (41b greater iuconveniences than advantages, and we Aug. 1802), it declares that the Prefects of the have therefore resolved to remove it entirely, Departments are authorised to add to the Elec. depending on the zeal of our magistrates for the toral Colleges, twenty Members for each College, prosecution and repression, in conformity to the ten among the thirty who pay the highest con, laws, offences which may be comınitted by those tributions, if they are not already Electors, and who shall attempt to abuse this full and entire tiie ten others from those subjects who have reb
ADDRESS TO THE KING BY THE ARMY OF THE
dered services to the State. The Prefects are
OF THE PRINCE ECKMURL TO TIE also authorised to add to every College d'Arrondissement ten Members, takeu from the subjects It is for yon, Soldiers, to render this submiswho rendered similar services:
sion complete by your obedience-hoist the white Aag and cockade. I know that I am asking of you a great sacrifice. We have all stuck to the colours we are now resigning for the last twentyfive years; but the sacrifice is commanded by
the interests of our country. I am incapable, SIRE–The army, unanimons in its views and Soldiers, of giving you an order which shonla affections, in order to be brought to a free and not he founded on those sentiments, or which simple submission to your Majesty's Goverument, shonid he contrary to honour. In the last year, has no need either of receiving any private immoder similar circumstances, a change fraving pnlse, or of altering its spirit or sentiments; is taken place in the Government of onr country. is enough for it to consult the sentiments that I defended Hamburgh and Harburgh to the last have animated it under all circumstances, and moment in the name of Louis XVIII, listening the spirit which guiled it doring the last twenty to nothing then, as I do now, but the in terest of five years of political storms. Its opinions, its our country. All my countıymen applauded my acts, the conduct of each of its members, always senduct-a fine army was preserved to France : bad for their actuating canse that love of coun. not a single soldier deserted from the ranks; try, ardent, deep, exclusive, capable of every knowing that he is bound to serve his country, effort, of every sacrifice, respectable even in its whatever may be its form of government; and errors and wanderings, which at all times com that the army cannot be a deliberative body. manded the esteem of Europe, and which secures Soldiers, continue the same condict; defend our to as that of posterity. The generals, the off unfortunate country in the name of Louis XVIII. cers, and the soldiers, who now surround their This Monarch and all onr countrymen will give us colonre, and who are attached to them with the credit for it. We shall make a common cause greatest constancy and love, even when they are with those brave Vandeans who have just given most unfortunate, are not men who can be ac
ils an affecting example, by declaring tliat they cused of regretting private advantages., To other will unite with us to fight against the enemies of thoughts, therefore, to motives more dignified France; and you will have, besides, preserved and noble must be ascribed the silence which the to the country a numerous and brave army. I army has bitherto kept. From the lowest soldier expect from you the same spirit of discipline of to the officer of highest rank, the French army which yon bave given proofs sitce your deparnumbers in its rarks only citizens, sons, fathers ture from Paris. of citizens ; it is intimately connected with the The Marshal Commander in Chief of the nation; it cannot separate its cause from that of Armies of the Loire and the Pyrenees the French people; it adopts with them, it
The Prince of ECKMUHL. adopts sincerely the government of your Majesty ; it will cause the happiness of France by generous and complete oblivion of all that has past, by effacing every trace of dissention, by respecting the rights of all. Convinced of this truth, full of
The Field Marshal Prince Blucher to Meests. respect and confidence in the sentiments ex:
the Administrators of the Departments, which pressed by your Majesty, the army swears to you, will he ocenpied by the Prossian army which with entire submission, a fidelity, proof against has entered France, to maintain the Treaty of all trial; it will shed its blood in folfilment of the
Paris of the 30th of May, 1814.-Gentlenxen; oaths which.it this day pronounces to defend the
I inform you, that I have appointed persons wos. King and France.
thy of my confidence for the administration of [Here follow the signature..]
the departments through which I shall pass, Head-quarters, wear Orleans, July 14, 1815. having entered France to maintain the treaty of (A troe Copy) The Prince of ECKMUHL,
Paris, I have given these per ons sufficient power
to make their authority respecied; and I invite Marshal of France, commanding the
you, gentlemen, in so far as depends upon you, to Armics of the Loire and the Pyrennees. assist them in every thing relating to the inte! cst
PROCLAMATION OF PRINCE BLUCHER OX ES