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OP THE

FRENCH CONSULATE, ,

UNDER

Napoleon Buonaparte;

BEING AN AUTHENTIC

NARRATIVE OF HIS ADMINISTRATION,

WHICH IS SO LITTLE KNOWN IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES.

INCLUDINO

A SKETCH OF HIS LIFE.

THE WHOLE INTERSPERSED WITH CURIOUS ANECDOTES

And a faithful Statement of

INTERESTING TRANSACTIONS,

Until the renewal of Hostilities in 1803.

BY W. BARRÉ,

EYE-WITNESS TO MANY OF THE FACTS RELATED IN THE NARRATIVE.

Se campo, ti lampo; še drc; i perdono.

CORSICAN PROVERD.
If I live, I murder vous, if I die, s'éorgive you.

LONDON:

Printed by James Cundet, Ivy-Lane,
FOR THOMAS HURST, PATERNOSTER

ROW ;

AND SOLD BY C. CHAPPLE, PALL-MALL,

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ADVERTISEMENT.

A FAITHFUL account of the administration of Buonaparte has not yet been published:

The shackled state of the press in France has rendered it altogether impossible; and, therefore, whatever has appeared on the subject, in that distracted country, must consequently be under the influence of the government, and cannot be consistent with

historical accuracy.

It is only a few months since the writer of these sheets left France; and, besides having been an eye-witness to many of the facts he relates, has brought with him very valuable documents, on which his narrative is grounded.

Those who might find too much acerbity in the language, should recollect that in mentioning robberies and murders, imposture and hypocrisy, apostacy and perjury, craftiness and baseness, it would have been unbecoming not to animadvert on the guilty individuals, who deserve to be branded with infamy.

When facts are proved, qualifications are justifiable.

But it will be easily perceived that the author is no party-writer.

The impartial world will judge of the importance of this publication, and the author claims the indulgence of the reader. He has already: translated into French Sir Robert Wilson`s History of the British Expedition to Egypt; and into English, the interesting pampliler: called Ansieer from M. Méhée to M. Gäråt, on the subject of usurpation.

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