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an hour when I might wait upon him, First Consul. We then entered apoa in order to communicate to him the bufiness ;-I told him, that, limitea purport of my instructions.' To this as I was by your Lordship's inftrucletter I received no answer that even tions, he could not be surprised at tey ing, or the following morning. An- impatience to acquit myself of ay xious to execute my orders, and to duiy. I explained to him the nature lose no time, I enclosed the project of your Lordihip's observations on the furnished me by your Lordship, accom proposal of the 4th, and it was con. panied by an official note, and a pri- fidered as on one hand impracticable, vate letter to M. de Talleyrand, and from the refusal of the Emperor of fent it to the Foreign Department by Ruslia to take charge of Malta; and Mr Mandeville, with directions to de on the other, as being wholly inade. liver it to M. de Talleyrand, or in his quate to bis Majesty's just preientoes. absence to the Chef du Bureau. He de. I gave him the note in which tbis was livered it accordingly to M. Durand, exprefied, and the project, on which who promised to give it to his chief as alone a satisfactory arrangeraent could foon as he came in, which he expect. be framed. He read them with aped, he said shortly. At half past four, parent attention, and without many having waited till that time in vain, I remaiks; and after some time, he went myself to M. de Talleyrand; I alked me if I felt myself authorized, was told that the family was in the by my instructions, to conclude with country, and that they did not know him a convention, framed on the bans when the Minister would be in town. of my project, or indeed extending Half an hour after I had returned that basis, tince the first article of it home, the packet which Mr Mande. would be the perpetual poslefiion of ville had given into the hards of M. Malta to England, in return for a conDurand, was brought to me, I believe, fideration. I told him, I moft cer. by a fervant, with a verbal message, tainly was not authorised to enter inthat as M. de Talleyrand was in the to any engagement of such a nature, country, it would be necessary that I which would make the negociation one should send it to him there. In order to of exchange, instead of a demand of defeat, as much as depended upon me, satisfaction and security. To this he their intention of gaining time, I wrote replied, that the fatisiaction and seagain to M. de l'alleyrand, recapit- çurity which we required was Malta, ulating ihe fteps I had taken since the end ibat this we obrained. That the seturn of the messengers; and desired First Consul could not accede to wbat Mr Talbot, the fecretary of the ema he confidered, and what must be coebasly, to take it himself at nine o'clock sidered by the public and Europe, as at night, when I thought M, de Tal. The ettect' of coercion ; but if it were leyrand would be, at home, to his posible to make the draught palatable, house at Meudon. He was, however, did I think myself justifiable in refuting not at home. Mr Taloor was told to do so? I told him, that acting in ftrict that he was at St. Cloud, where he had compliance with my instructions, i been all day, and that he would not could have no need of justification, he back until very late ; he therefore and that I came to him with the de. left my private letter, with his name, termination of abiding Itrictly by and returned with the packet. It was them. He contended, that by commy intention to have sent it on the municating a project, I merely fiated following morning to the Bureau, with on what grounds we would be willing orders that it should be left there ; at to conclude ; and that a counter-proone o'clock in the morning I received je&t, founded on the basis of giving us a note from M. de Talieyrand, ac what we required, could not be refused counting for not having been able to a fair discution. To this I urged the answer me sooner, and appointing to resolution of his Majesty's Ministers, meet me at twelve o'clock at the Bureau to avoid' every thing which could prodes Relations Exterieurs. I went at the tract the negociation. That I saw co appointed time ; he began by apologi. other means of acting up to those zing for having so long postponed the views, than by making my stand on interview, which he attributed to his the project at all events. I urged hin having been the whole day with the repeatedly to explain himself more

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fully on the nature of the demand a naval station; after which period, which he should make for Malta, but the illand of Malta shall be given up be could not, or would not explain bimself. to the inhabitants, and acknowledged After much conteft, it was agreed, as an independent state. that the proposal thould be submitted III.-The territories of the Bata. to me in the course of a few hours, vian republic shall be evacuated by and that I should determine on the the French forces within one month line of conduct I might feel myself after the conclusion of a convention justified in pursuing ; either to sign it, founded on the principles of this proto send it home, or to leave Paris. ject.

The remainder of this day paffed IV.-The King of Etruria, and the without receiving any communication Italian and Ligurian Republics, shall from M. de Talleyrand. Upon this, be acknowledged by his Majesty. I determined to demand my passports, V.-Switzerland shall be evacuated by an official note, which I sent this by the French forces. morning by Mr Mandeville, in order VI.-A suitable territorial provi. that I might leave Paris in the even fion shall be afligned to the King of ing.

Sardinia, in Italy. At two I renewed my demand of SECRET ARTICLE.--His Majesty shall paffports, and I was told I thould have

not be required by the French Gothem immediately. They arrived at vernment to evacuate the island of five o'clock, and I propofe setting out Malta until after the expiration of ten as foon as the carriages are ready. years.

First Inclosure referred to in No 70. Article IV. V. VI. may be entirely

The underligned, his Britannic Ma omitted, or muft all be inserted. jesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and No 71. Is an extract of a dispatch Plenipotentiary to the French republic, from Sir George Rumbold, Bait. to having transmitted to his court the Lord Hawkesbury, dated March 29, proposal which was made to him by 1803, Nating the circumstances attendthe Minister for Foreign affairs, on the ing the insertion in the Hamburgh 3d init. has just received orders to papers of the First Consul's official transmit to his Exellency the accom article. panying project of convention, found. No 72. Is an abstract of a dispatch ed on the only basis which his Majesty from Mr Hill to Lord Hawkesbury, conceives, under exifting circumstances, dated Copenhagen, April 2. 1803, to be susceptible of definitive and a ftating, that the French Minister had micable arrangement. The Minister for defired that the article which had apForeign Affairs will not fail to observe peared in the Hamburgh newspapers to what degree his Majeity has en- might be inserted in those printed at deavoured to conciliate the security of Altona, but in confequence of the the First Conful. The underligned refusal of the Magistrates of that place, Batters himfelf, that the First Consul, an application was made to the Court doing justice to these sentiments, will of Copenhagen. The answer of the adopt, in concert with his Majesty, an Danish Government is not ftated. expedient so suitable for restoring per Here the correspondence ends. The 10 anent tranquillity to both nations, Appendix contains Sebastiani's report; and to all Europe.

the view of the French Republic;

WHITWORTH. and the manifesto from the Hamburghe Second Inclosure referred to in No 70. Correspondentes, Also a letter from

PROJECT I–The French Govern. Spiriodon Forresti to Lord Hawkel. ment thall engage to make no oppo. bury, informing him, that " the Chief ftion to the ceffion of the illand of Conful had taken under his protection Lampedosa to his Majesty by the King the Catholic, Apoítolic, and Roman of the two Sicilies,

Churches of the Republic of the Seven II.-. In consequence of the present IslandsAnd a letter from the French state of the Inand of Lampedosa, his Minifter to C. Fauvelet at Dublin, Majefty shall remain in possession of the which among other indtructions gives illand of Malta until such arrangements the following: shall be made by him as may enable 11. You are required to furnish a his Majesty to occupy Lampedota as plan of the ports of your district,

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go out; and what is the greatest draught 12. If no plan of the ports can be of water with which vessels can enter procured, you are to point out with therein deeply laden?

SIR ROBERT WILSON'S ANSWER.

TO THE EDITOR.
SIR,

excited the resentment of more generous ita In the official correspondence lately pub. vaders. Bished, there appears tome remarks which I will not enter into an unnecessary des the French Ambassador was instructed to tail of the numerous facts which I could make on my History of the Eaperition to urge; but I appeal to the honour of every Egypt, and of which I secl called upon to British officer employed in Egypt, whether Lake norice, not in personal controversy those observations are not sacredly true with General Andreoffy, for, conscious of which describe the French as being hatefel the superior virtue of my cause, i find my to the inhabitants of that country, which Self neither aggrieved nor irritated by the reprelent them as having merited that ha. language he has used; but that the public tred from the ruin and devaltarion with may not attribute my silence to a defire of which their progress through it has been evading further discussion, and thus the marked ; and I am reads, if there be one Thallow mode of contradiction adopted by whu refuses to sanction this relation, to rethe Chief Consul acquire au tennerited con- lige for ever every pretention to hortarGideration.

able reputation, and submit, without a The Ambasador observ s, “ That a Co further struggle, to that odium which lonel in the English army has published a thould attach to calumny and a pervertida work in England filled with the most atro. of truth. cious and disgusting calumnies against the But, Sir, I feel confident there is no inFrench army and its General.---'The lies it dividual who will not amply confirm all contains have been contradicted by the re that I have writien on this subjes; and ception which Colonel Sebastiani experienc- perhaps Europe has a right to condena me ed. The publicity of his report was at for not having made the accusation itu once a refultation and reparation which the Atronger, when I can produce frequent geFrench arıny had a right to expe&t." neral orders of the French army for the

But surely a new signification must have deftruction of villages, and their inhabitants; been attached in France to the word cam, When I can prove, that above 20,000 of tie luniny, when such a term is applicd to my natives perished by the swords of the French account of the condud of the French troops Lidiery ; inu that every

of violence w21 in Egypt, and the conteguent difpofition of Curdmitted, and purucularly in Upper the inhabitants towards them!

Egype, which could outrage humanity, and 1. dependere, however, of the proofs to disgrace the character of civilised nativas 'be adduced in corroborarion of

my

ftate When writing a hittory of the canipaigo, ment, Europe may justly appreciate the was is pffible not to expreis indig:auon probable truth of what I have written, against the authors of such calamitin! when she recoileets the unparaleiled fuffer Would it have been natural not to have inys endured by the unoficuding countries frit the animation of that virtuous pride, into which, during the last war, a trench which a retic dion on the different conduct army penetrated, and the will ac least befi of the British foldiery must inspire in the tate to believe that the same armies should breatt of every Briton! I have afferted that voluntarily ameliorate their conduct in a a British soldier could traverse alont through country more remote, where the attrocities any part of Egypr, or even penetrate inte they might comunit would be leis liable to the delart, fecure irom injury or infok. ! publicity;

and that this extraordinary have described the natives as confidering Hang: Thould be in favour of a people the British their benefactors and prolators, whole principles and retiitance might have soliciting opportunities to manifest their

gratitude, and esteeming their uniform as The Courts of my country were open to Sacred as the turban of Mahometanisın; that mode of crial, which, as an innocent 2nd, I may veature to predit, that here man, he could alone have required, but of after, the French traveller will be compell. which he did not dare to avail himself. I: cd to conceal the name of his nation, and was no anonymous libeller against whom owe his security to the affumption of the he was to have filed his aniwer, but against British character.

one (and without any indecent vanity I. But, Sir, does the effect of Colonel Se may say it), whose rank and chara&er, bastiani's report justify the Chief Copsul's

would have juit.ficd his most serious attenconclusion, that it is a complete refutation tion. of what I have advanced, even if we at. The charges were too awful to be treattach to that report implicit belief in its can ed with neglect, and we know that they dour and veracity?-_Is it possible that the have not been read with indifference. Nor Chief Consul can suppose the world will is it possible that the First Consul can imatrace respect for the French name in the gine that the same of General Bonaparte circumstance which occurred to Colonel is less sullied because a few fnuff-boxes, Sebastiani at Cairo, and which rendered it bearing his portrait, were received by some pecessary for him to demand protection abject or avaricious individuals with exfrom the Vizir ? or would he imagine, that preilions of esteem. Or can he hope that the apologue of D'Gezzar Pacha, was not ike contemptible, but not less unworthy inintelligible even previous to the instruc Gnuation directed against the gallant and Lions being published, which M. Talley- estimable British General, will divert manrand sent to the French commercial agents. kind from a reflection oa the crimes with

That illuftrious Senator, to whole vir which he stands arraigned? tues and ftupendous talents England owes Fortunately for Europe, she is daily be. so much of her prosperity, has declared, coming more iucimately acquainted with that this report of Colonel Sebastianı in no the character of this hicherw milcouceived case contradicts my ftatement; and I should man; and I confess that I feel considerable congider that high opinion as amply fuffi gratification when I indulge the though: cient to remove any impression which the that I have contributed to its develope. French Ambassador's note might otherwise nient. have made; did I not think it a duty to Success may, for inscrutable purposes, con. press some observations on that part of the tinue to attend him. Abjed Senates may paragraph which allodes to the direct ac. decree him a Throne or the Pantbcon; but culation against General Bonaparte, that history thall render injured humanity justhe public may know I was fully aware of tice, and an indignant poftcrity intcribe' or the important respondibility which I had his cenotaphvoluntarily undertaken, and in which much national honour was involved. I would

Ille venena Colebica wish the world ferioudly to examine, whether Et quicquid usquam concipitur refas, the accuser or accused have shrunk from the

Tractavit, investigation, and then hold him as guilty who has withdrawo from the tribunal of

I am, Sir, yours, inquiry.

KOBEKT WILSON,K. M.T. I avowed that I was his public accuser,

Lieutenant-Colonel. 1 dood prepared to support the charges.

MONTHLY REGISTER.

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. most fulsome adulation in the addrei

les presented to him by the magisFRANCE.

trates and inhabitants of the diferent Since our last report, the First Con. towns through which he palles. At sul has commenced his long talked of Boulogne, Calais, Dunkirk, and the journey, receiving in his progress the towns along the coast which were ho.

noured

noured with his presence, he was mic that declaration fhall be sent to tàu Nutely attentive in examining the har- Minister of the Interior by the Corobours, fortifications, &c.; and some miffary of the Republic, on the day times he completed his survey, ac of the failing of the vessel. companied only by a single confiden, 3. The Captain, who, through for: tial attendant, even betore it was getfulnefs of the form, or through known that he had left the hotel where change of destination, shall not be furhe lodged.

nished with a similar declaration, Mall General Mortier has imposed very not be admitted into the ports of the heavy contributions upon the unfortu. Republic, but upon condition of load. male people of Hanover; and has ore ing in return French manufactures e. dered the arms of the King of England qual in value to the amount of bis car. to be taken down throughout the Elec go. The Director of the Customs shall torate. ,

fend.to the Prefect of the Department The Batavian Government has at the ftatement of his cargo, and that cí length declared to the Legislative Bo- the merchandise taken in return. Updy the necessity to which it is reduced, on that ftatement, the Prefect ihall deof co-operating with Bonaparte in the liver a permit of departure from the prosecution of the war. It furrenders port. into his hands ite present riches, its 4. The Minifter of the Interior, of resources, its national force by land Foreign Affairs, and of Finance, are and sea; but it furrenders them with charged with the execution of the prethe deepest forrow, and the most heart. fent decree. (Signed) felt reluctance.

BONAPARTE. The Consular decree, prohibiting the importation of Britiih manufactures,

(Extract from a Private Letter.) and colonial produce in neutral vestuis, into the ports of France, has been pub Paris, June 25. Yetterday, after the lished in the Brussels Oracle of the mass, the First Consul left St Cloud 25th, but it is still omitted in the offi- for Brabant, and no sooner was he gone cial paper. The following is the de than all the legions of the police agents

and spies here were put into unuiual activity; and lat night, after dark,

all persons passing in the streets were Decrei, dated Paris, June zi. aiked tbcir cards of citizens, or passArt. i. Dating from the publication ports; and those who had neicher of the present decree, there shall not were arretted, and were this morning be received in the ports of the Repub. carried before the Prefect of the Po. lic any colonial produce coming from lice, to give an account of themselves. the English colunies, nor any merchan- Every body entering or leaving Paris, dise coming directly or indirectly from muft thew his pase at the barriers; England. In consequence, ali colonial and if he has none, he is stopped, and produce or merchandise coming from fent to the nearest Commiflary of Po. the English manufactories or English lice to de examined. colonies, shall be confiscated.

Most of the English, who had per2. Neutral thips, deitined for the million to refide at Paris, received, ce ports of the Republic, fhall be furnih- the 23d, orders to join their couniry. ed with a certificate of delivery from men at Fontainbleau in twenty. tour the Commissary or Agent of Commer- hours. cial Relations of the Republic at the The guards are doubled everywhere, port of embarkation, which certificate and a company of the Consular Guards ihall mention the name of the thip and placed to protect the telegraph. Gethe captain, the nature of the cargo, neral Junot, the Commander at Paris, the number of the crew, and the detti has been ordered by the Consal to head nation of the vesel; in that declara. the patrole himself, every night, dution, the Commissary shall certify that ring the Consul's absence. he has seen the loading completed un Domiciliary visits were made laft der his inspection, and that the mer- night in the Palais Royal, and in all chandise is not English manufacture, the hotels of the neighbouring streets, and does not come from England, nor and several suspected persons were tafrom her colonies. A duplicate of ken up and kent to prilon,

Those

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BRITISH COMMERCE.

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