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free, we think it our duty to separate. Marshal | to convoke a new Chamber of Representhe Prince of Eckmull and the Prefect of the tatives, there can be no doubt that the Seine, have been charged with the preservation nation will return these very same memof public order, safety, and tranquillity. I have bers. If so, a more conclusive proof of the houour, &c.

the opinion of the people as to their late (Signed) The Duke of OTRANTO, conduct cannot be given. Count GRENIER,

Louis XVIII. entered Paris on the QUINETTE,

sth.--The following account of this event CARNOT,

is given in the Moniteur, which again CAULINCOURT, Duke of Vicenza.

announces itself to be “the only official Paris, July 7, 1815.

paper." In the Chamber of Peers, where a similar

Paris, July 9.-Yesterday the King message was read, the members rose spon- made his public entry into his capital at taneously, and retired without any delibe- three o'clock in the asternoon. His Ma. ation,

jesty left St. Dennis at two o'clock. NuIn the Chamber of Representatives, merous detachments from the National M. Manuel proposed that the Chamber Guards of Paris went to meet the King, should continue its sitting, and await the and to range themselves among the faithresult, whatever it might be.

ful adherents who served to form his Ma. two things will happen,” said he ; jesty's retinue. No ceremonial had, howeither the enemy will respect your in ever, been ordered. "The public enthusi6. dependence, and if the words of Kings asm and brilliant testimonies of „eneral

are not vain, all hope would not be for-joy alone embellished this family festival.

bidden ; or they will forget what they The King's carriage was preceded and fol. “have declared, they will expel the na- lowed by his military household. Around “ tional representation from this place.

it we observed several Marshals, followed ** Let us, then, repeat an expression for- by a great number of General Oslicers, "merly employed, and which resounded who had always accompanied the King. ss throughout all Europe-- We were sent The inhabitants of Paris and the neighbour"hither by our constituents, and nothing ing towns covered the road. All, as well “ but bayonets shall remove us."--Ilis as the National Guard, had assumed the proposal was loudly applauded, and after white cockade, making the air resound a few remarks from some of the members with cries of Vive le Roi! Count Chal" the Chamber passed to the pure and rol, Prefect of the Seine, accompanied by " simple order of the day on the subject of the Municipal Body, waited the arrival of Có this message."--The discussions on

the King at the barrier of St. Denis. At the Constitution then occupied the house, four o'clock the acclamations of an imand the sitting closed with a determination

mense multitude announced the approach to resume the subject next morning at ten of a procession, which defiled amidst a o'clock. But in this they were prevented; thousand times repeated cries of Vive le “ for, at break of day (as triumphantly Roi! His Majesty's carriage having “ stated in the Times newspaper) General reached the external boundary of the city, 5 Desolles, the Commander of the Nati- the Prefect approached and addressed the

onal Guard, took the liberty of locking King in the following speech :

up both the Chambers.”—This locking SIRE,--One hundred days have passed away up of doors is certainly, to say the least of since your Majesty, forced to tear yourselt from it, a summary proceeding, particularly your dearest affections, left your capital amidst when all the bridges of the city were tears and public consternation. In vain did the bristling with British and Prussian capnon. Municipal Body of your good city of Paris raise There is no use in appealing to Vattall, the unanimous cry of faithfuil subjects. They or Montesquiou, or Gratius, in opposition announced to all Frenchmen the imminent evils to such powerful arguments as these. with which they were menaced. Bnt there are They are quite convincing. It does not moments in which Heaven does not permit the appear, however, what became of the mem- voice of Magistrates to be heard. It was not in bers of either of the Chambers. They their power to prevent an error which has proved were composed of unquestionably the too fatal. The upchaining of the passions, the. ablest men in France; and if Louis means | destructive disturbance of public tranquillity,

the interruption of commerce and industry, the return with emotion. I foresaw the misfortunes withdrawing of labour from agriculture, the with which it was threatened; it is my wish to diaining of the treasury,– civil war and foreign prevent and repair them. invasion, brought on by the force of circun- The procession proceeded through the stances, have at once afflicted your people. Fauxbourg St. Denis and the Boulevards. Heaven, Sire, is overcharged with vengeance, and The whole population was directed to the restores you only to pardon us. Your Majesty road by which the King came, and his interposes between Europe and your people, to Majesty alighted at the Thuilleries, having give them peace, and to reconcile them anew to heard only an uninterrupted continuation all nations. Your Majesty will hasten to gather of prayers and acclamations. In the evetogether and re-upite the dispersed elements of ning the whole town was spontaneously the political body. Wly cannot citizens, French illuminated in the most brilliant manner. men, united by the same character, and by the Numerous groups passed through the same langnage, restrain the passious wbich were streets, calling Vive le Roi! There was appeased? World these soldiers, so long glu- dancing in all the Fauxbourgs. The air rious by their triumpbs, now tear the bosom of Vive Henri IV. was every where heard, their country, and become public enemies? No, and was intermixed with popular extemSire, the passions are calmed in generous hearts, pore songs, suited to the occasion. The which are open to more gentle sentiments. Rea rejoicings were continued to a late hour. son is heard, and love of our country and our The first, as it was the most necessary, King will complete the rest. A period of 25 act of Louis's government, was to appoint years, marked by so many vicissitudes, and like minister's. The following is the decree all epochs of history, by glory and reverses, can- by which they were nominated :not be preferred to the recollection of eight

Louis, by the Grace of God, &c.— Wishing to centuries, which have revolved nnder the sceptre give our Ministry a character of solidity and of our Kings, counted by long intervals of pros- unity, which will inspire our subjects with a just perity, marked in all times by the moderation coutidence, we ordain as follows:-and the bounty of the Sovereigns of your august Prince TALLEYRAND to be Secretary of State dynasty. Freuchen, in every part of the King.

for Foreign Affairs. dom, it'the example of the capital, which has

Baron Louis, Finances. aiways been of such great weight, can still guide

Duc d'OTRANTO, Police. yon, you will see it on the day which has fol.

Baron PASQUIER, Justice. lowed these storms, calm amidst the numerous

Marslial St. Cyr, Secretary at War. efforts which have been made to agitate it; for

Count JAUCOUP, Marine. getting all discords, abjuring the spirit of party,

Duc de Richelieu, Household. and hastening around a king, who, as a first pledge

Baron PASQUIER will hold provisionally the of his return, has proclaimed new guarantees for

Office of the Interior, your lappiness, and the establishment of instito. Giocn at Paris in the 21st year of our Reige. tions calculated to secure a wise liberty and the

LOUIS. welfare of France. Let us protest to him, ac

By the King, Prince TALLEYRAND. cording to the wish of his heart, that the passions are about to be tranquillised, that the children of Times and Courier, are furious at the

Our vile newspapers, particularly the the great family are about to approach hiin, and Duke of Otranto (Fouche) holding so will henceforth owly have one rallying cryocenspicuous a place in this list. There is no Vire le Roi! Vive Louis XVIII. Vivent les

bounds to their abuse. It even surpasses Bourbons !

all the low and vulgar language, which The delivery of this speech was fol- they formerly used in speaking of Napo. lowed by the loudest transports of joy. leon. They talk of the true features of His Majesty appeared to feel sensibly the sovereignity. But there is no mistaking sentiments which had been expressed. He

this. With tbese base calumniators it intimated his wish to speak, and the fol- means, to cut the throats of every one lowing words delivered in the most gra- who had been any way concerned in the cious and touching accents, were listened return of Napoléon. To cut off every to amidst the most profound silence :

head that had been decorated with a triIn removing from Paris I experienced the coloured cockade, would, indeed, have greatest sorrow and regret. Testimonies of the displayed in very striking colours, what Lidelity of my good city of Paris reached me. I these hirelings call the “true features of sovereignty.” It does not, however, ap- prize in which they may be engaged, it pear at present, to be the intention of the must finally lead them to assert their own Allied Deliverers to make the experiment. independence. Such was the effect which They will have enough on hand, while the American war had upon the soldiers they remain at Paris to preserve what is of France, and such, it is fair to presume, called, “the tranquillity of France."-It will be the effect of the present war upon will be sometime before we are well ac- many individuals in those foreign armies quainted with the precise form of govern- which now occupy her soil. Whether the ment, which is meant to be imposed upon allied Sovereigns, dreading this effect on the French people. But if it is again their troops, may be disposed to abandon attempted to establish an absolute mo their pretensions, and to allow the people narchy; to give to Louis the power which of France to exercise their natural rights, he recently exercised so much to the ge- is a point yet to be determined. But it is neral dissatisfaction, if the order of things not the less certain, that light and liberty is to be restored which occassioned his will prevail over darkness and despotism, expulsion, and which renders the Bourbon and that the more the patriot and the supname so unpopular in France, it will re- porter of liberal principles is traduced and quire no great penetration to discover that persecuted, the more has he reason to exthe struggle betwixt despotism and the pect that these principles will ultimately rights of the people, will be far from being triumph. at a close. Even the disasters of the French armies, these very disasters, which our cor- The Allied SOVEREIGNs At Paris.—Joy rupt press exultingly holds up as a proof of

OF THIE PARISIANS. the entire subjugation of the country, and The Emperors of Russia and Austria, the utter extermination of light and liberty and the King of Prussia are now at Paris, in Europe. These very calamities have with Priuce Blucher, the inimitable the proved the means of opening the eyes of gallant Prince Blucher, and the immortal. the people, of disclosing the true princi- Wellington, giving eclat to the return of ples of freedom, and of giving these prin- Louis le Desire to the throne of his anciples a more extensive circulation in cestors, their most Catholic Majesties the France, and in all Europe, than what they Kings of France. What a pity it is that would have had even under the sway of our beloved Prince Regent is not there, to Napoleon. His overthrow, therefore, in receive the fraternal embrace of these producing this happy effect, ought to be mighty conquerors. I hope his Royal looked upon as a great advantage, and a Highness is not tainted with jealousy, legitimate ground of exultation to the otherwise it is possible that he might envy friends of liberty. The long and ruinous the felicity, which his brother monarchs contest in which the enemies of France must, at this moment, be enjoying in the have been engaged, for the purpose of heart-felt gratulations of the Parisians, forcing a Government upon her, has only who, according to the Paris journals, are served to shew the weakness of their ef. now more devoted than ever to their lawforts, and the extreme folly of waging ful sovereign, and more enraptured than interminable war with opinions. These they were last year, with their deliverers must prevail. The eternal and irrevoca- from the yoke of Napoleon. It is said ble laws of nature hare so regulated it, in the Gazette de France of the 11th inst. in spite of all the attempts of priests and that during thewhole of the preceding day, kings to arrest the progress of truth. The “ the air never ceased to resound with cries sword, drawn against the independence of “ of Vire le Roi! A great number of nations, may be powerful for a season, in “ young men walked in a body with white the hands of a barbarous and unlettered. “ streamers and white flags, on which soldiery. But mankind do not always" were designed different emblems of the continue in that state, nor does the hu- “ kingdom. Almost all were decorated man mind retrogade. Accustomed to hear " not only with white cockades, but with the principles of liberty discussed, men large tufts of white ribbons. Some soon acquire a relish for them, and al. even bore the portrait of the King. though this may not have the immediate - This joyful column, which occupied the effect of inducing them to revolt against " whole length of the terrace of the Castheir leaders, or to abandon any euter- 6 tle, several times crossed the Rue de

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Rivoli, and assembled in the Garden permanent security and independence of Europe.

and on the terraces. The people, the Union and Promptitude ! should be their motto – " women, young persons, and men them. No lingering négociations-no deferring the five] "selves, formed dances and rings, in arrangement to distant Congress. Let the work “ which were manifested the most lively be done at Paris and without delay. They have

gaiety and the most pure joy. This France now under their absolute confroul, and

gaiety, this enthusiasm, proceeded from when persons insist npon the párcere subjectis, we “ the heart; there was neither music, il- say the business now is de bellare superbos. We " lumination, or any distribution of eat all recollect the language and pretensions of the “ables ; nothing to surprise the imagina- French after the peace of Paris last year, their

tion. The King showed himself several anxiety for war, their opposition to their Sove"times, and sentiments of affection, the reign, solely because he wished to remain at most unequivocalburst forth on his appear. peace. Lel us now put it out of their power to

ance." Ove would have thought that joy go to wur whatever may be their inclination.like this, that purejoy, gaiety, and enthusi. The second point'relates personally to the King of asm, which came from the heart, and which Franee-ket him not give himself np too absocould not fail to be highly gratifying to lutely to the professions and promises, the Herry ne adored king, would, in some degrec, quatres and the Vire le Rois of the Boulevards, and have composed the perturbed spirits of our

the Squares and the Theatres. The Parisians antijacobin scribblers, and led them to are an incoustant race. They have always a forget, in the general joy, their late inces- Vire ready; and their throats which are vow sant and reiterated calls for blood. But strained for the King, liave been as londly no; nothing less will satisfy these wretches, strained for any and all the tyrants that have than the complete degradation of France, vexed the world for the last quarter of a the putting to death its most useful and century. They did nothing to prevent the valuable artizans, and the subjecting it to King's departure in Marchs—did nothing to the government of men chosen by this accelerate his return in July. They hozzaed country. In short, France, according to Bonaparte at the Champ de Mars; and after his them, ought to be treated as a conquered return from the slaughter of a whole army, be country:--The Courier of last night has

was suffered to walk about Paris just as if he had a long article upon this subject, in which, been the most innocent being existing. Equally after insinuating in pretty plain terms, distrustful should the King be of the prime ageuts that the Emperor Alexander, and the Em- of Bonaparte. What necessity exists for this peror Francis, were mere auxiliaries'

second admission of so many of them into liis ca. in the business, and that Great Britain and binet we know not—we cannot conceive. It Prussia were entitled to claim “ the fame

must be a strong one indeed. The majority of 6 of having put down Bonaparte's power, his Ministers have been Bonaparte's agents. Be6 and taken the French capital;"... this sides Talleyrand, and Fouche, avd St. Cyr, we prostituted journal concludes its philippic

. now find that we were mistaken in suppos ing in the following strain—a strain which if that Jancour and Pasquier liave not hield places it does not merit attention here, is at least under the revolutionary regime--Pasquier was entitled to the attention of the people of

Prefeci of the Police." France.

Before we conclude this article, we must press CLOSE OF THE SESSION OF PARtwo points most earnestly. One is, that the Al

LIAMENT.-JULY 12. lied Cabinets will resist all attempts made by any party in France to sow jealousy and discord At two o'clock, his Royal Highness the Prince

of Lords. The Usher among them. That such attempts will be made, Regent entered the tiey must be prepared to expect. They will be of the Black Rod was immediately dispatched 10 made by the discomfited Bonapartists and Jaco- the House of Commoris, requiring their attendbing: they will be made even by the Royalists, ance. The Speaker apd a great number of Memwho may hope to obtain better terms from any

bers accordingly made their appearance in a few opposition between the views and principles of minutes. As soon as the Speaker bad reached the different Monarchs. All the mananvres of the bar, be pronounced the following speech :M. de Talleyrand's bureau may be expecied to be May it please your Royal Highness, pilt in motion. Any praise of magnanimity wlich We His Majesty's faithful subjects, the Comthe Allies may deserve on the part of Fravce, cau mons of Great Britain and Ireland, in obedience ouly be purchased at the expence of the real and your Royal Highness's commands, attend your

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Royal Highness; and, according to our ancient | We have seen the illustrious Commanders of the privilege, we crave leave to present with our own Alied Armies advancing at once into the heart hands our grant of supply, which concludes the of France; and Paris twice conqueredl, las again labours of the session. In the ordinary course of opened her gates to the conquerors. The Usurpour proceedings, much of our time lias been oc- er of a Throne, which he has twice abdicated, has cupied in discussing measures of great importance souglit his safety in an ignominious flight, and the to the State, with respect to its agriculture, ship rightful Sovereign of France has once more repiog, and finances. . We have endeavoure i so to sumed the Sceptre of liis Ancestors. With these regulate the coru laws with prudence and firm- awful scenes passing before us, we may presume ness, that protection and encouragement may be also to bope, that the period is not now distant, given to the agricultural interests of every part when the land of Providence will finally extinof the United Kingdom, without endangering the guish the remaining effects of that guilty and per. prosperity of our trade and mannfactures. We fidione spirii of domination which has so long have endeavoured also to derive new means of raged without countroul, aud restore to desolated maritime strength from the valúable resources of Europe the blessings of peace and justice. But, our Indian possessious; and after devising and Sir, whatever may be the final issue of these great preparing such plans for adjusting the public re- transactions, we look forward with confidence to

venue and expenditure, as might suit a period of their satisfactory conclusion, under the auspices • returning peare, we have been called upon by of your Royal Highness; and we doubt uot of

unlooked-for events, to renew our exertions and the happiest results, fron the same councils which sacrifices upon the most extended scale of war. have planned, and the same hands that have eze. Scarcely had we closed our contest with America, cuted, those wise and vigorous measures which and scarcely had the Congress of Vienna laid the have hitherto been crowned with such signal sicfirst foundation of those arrangements, which On our part, it is our bumble duty to were destined to consolidate the peace ofEn. strengthen the means of your Royal Highness's rope, when, in direct contravention of the most Government; and towards effectuating that pure solemo engagements, the disturber of Europe, pose, we, his Majesty's faithful Commons, do this and destroyer of the human race, re-appeared day present to your Royal Higlmess a Bill, intiupon the throne of France, and the world was tuled 'An Act for enabling his Majesty to raise once more in arms. In the short space of three the sum of Six Millions for the Service of Great thonths, by rapid strides, the fate of Europe hias Britain.? To whiclı, with all lumility, we intrcat been again brought to issue; and the conflict was his Majesty's Royal Assent. tremeunous, but tle result has been glorious. The public business having thus been The most warlike nations, heasted by the most completed, Ilis Royal Highness the Prince renowned commanders liave met in battle; aud Regent addressed both Houses in the fol. as Britons, we have the triumphant satisfaction | lowing terms:

cess.

to know (however much that triumph may be My Lords and Gentlemen,--I cannot close this

saddened with private griet), that it is now no Session of Parliament without again expressing longer doubiful to what name, and to what na. my deep regret at the continuance of His Ma. tion, the world will henceforth ascribe the pre- jesty's lamented indisposition. At the commenee. eminence for military skill and unconquerablement of the present Session I entertained a cone valour. To consecrate the trophies, and perpe. fident hope, that the Peace which I had con. tuate the fame of our brave countrymen who fell cluded in Conjunction with His Majesty's Allies in that unrivalled victory, we have declared it would meet with no interruption; that, atier so

to be our ardent desire, and it will be the distin. many years of continued Warfare and of unex. į guishing glory of your Royal Highuess's days, to ampled calamity, the Nations of Enrope would

erect in the metropolis of this empire, such a be allowed to enjoy that repose for which they lofty and durable monument of their military re. had been so long contending; and that your etion is nown, and our patioual gratitude, as may con. miglit be directed to alleviate the burthens of mand the veneration of our latest posterity. His Majesty's people, and to adopt such mea. Great lowever and glorions as this Victory has sures as might best promote the internal prose heen in itself, it is not to the joint exertions and perity of liis dominions. These expectations heroic achievements of the British and Prossian

were disappointed by an act of violence and per. arms in that niemorable conflict, that we must fidy of which no parallel can be found in history. limit our admiration. We have also to couteni | The usurpation of the Supreme Authority in plate with equal pride and satisfaction its imme. France by Bonaparte, in consequence of the djate consequences, military, political aud voral. defectiou of the Freucl armies from their legili

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