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to be false. The Hon. Member expressed wben the Commissioners had met to his indignation at the obscene and disgust- examine witnesses, the Solicitor-general ing depositions of Lady Douglas and others, (Sir S. Romilly) who had been appointed to that appeared to have been published by arrange and take down evidence, was absent authority, though they had been repeat from home, and could not be found. The edly declared to be unworthy of credit ; examination proceeded, and the Commisand observed, that he had heard that another sioners requested that be would take down inquiry was going on, under the direction the evidence of the witnesses in attendance. of the Lord Chancellor, Mr. Conant the He declared upon the most sacred asseve. Magistrate, and others, without the know- ration that could be made, the most ledge of the other Ministers, though it was solemn sanction of an oath, that every à matter of state. He then read a deposi- word of that deposition came from the lips tion of Mrs. Lisle, which had been put into of the witness in question,

that every his hands, and which explained, that the word of it was read over to her, if not Princess, being taken ill in the night, got paragraph by paragraph as it was taken up to procure a light when seen in the down, certainly all after it was taken, female servant's room.

He likewise con- and every sheet signed with her name. demned the mode of questioning adopted Lord Erskine deemed it scarcely necesby the Lords Commissioners, as shewing sary to vindicate himself from such an iman eager desire to find guilt. As he under. putation as falsifying evidence. He should stood that Lady Douglas and others could have thought that his professional character, not be punished for perjury, he should his situation in life, the rank he had held, move an Address to the Prince Regent for might have been enough to wipe awayevery prosecuting the printers of the Herald and stigma.-If magistrates were not permitted Post. The motion being withdrawn, and to put leading qnestions to witnesses, the an amendment substituted by Mr. Tierney, most fatal consequences might follow. for ordering the Printers hefore the Bar of Lord Grenville and Earl Spencerexpressed that House, to inquire from whence they themselves in milder terms than the Lord received the examinations, it was put, and Chief Justice, but to the same effect.

Earl Moira denied that he had covertly Mr. Whitbread then said, that he was

sought evidence on the subject alluded to. again placed in a situation to render it up- He not only never spontaneously sought necessary to take the sense of the House, information, but he had never been instithe Hon. Gentlemen (Messrs. Canning and gated so to do. His inquiries having led him Stephen, Sir W. Plomerand Lord Castlereagh) to believe that the statementwas unfounded, having again declared in the strongest he had reported that no further proceedings terms that the Princess was innocent.

were necessary. The Commission of In.

quiry was not appointed until three years HOUSE OF LORDS, March 22.

after. He characterised Mary Lloyd as Lord Ellenborough, alluding to the evi- an unwilling witness, and declared that the dence of Mrs. Lisle, read by Mr. Whit- examination of Drs. Mills and Edmeades at Bread in the House of Commons, and his house, was to prevent publicity as much commented on by that gentleman,said as possible. that his name had been inserted in the Commission of Inquiry without any previous In the Commons, the same day, the intimation. That, regarding it as a proof House having resolved itself into a Comof his Majesty's opinion of his zeal and mittee on India Affairs, and to consider the integrity, he did his daty to the best of his Petition for the renewal of the Company's power : But it was in the performance of Charter; that duty that some person, with the most abandoned and detestable slander, had the very great ability of the Company's dared to charge him with a gross act of Civil Servants, both in this country and in dishonesty; him, on whose character for India, and discussing the various propointegrity, diligence, and care, depended sitions, as he read them, for the future remore of the property and interests of the gulation of the Company's affairs, concludpeople than on those of any other man in ed by submitting a series of Resolutions, the country; yet of him, it was foully and of which the following are the heads :- 1. slanderously alleged, that he had falsified That all the present immunities of the the evidence given before the Commission, Company, and the regulations respecting giving in as a docoinent evidence that was the same, should continue, except as not received, and suppressing that which hereinafter provided. - 2. That the China was actually given. This was all a lie,-a Trade should continue under its present revile slander, all false as Hell. He would strictions. - 3. That it should be lawful for not violate the propriety of that House ; he any British subject to export to any other knew the respect and decency it required; part included in the Company's Charter but he must give the lie to falsehood. The from any port of the United Kingdom. -4. Noble Lord then explained, that one night, Also to import thence to any port in the


Lord 'Castlereagh, after acknowledging


United Kingdom.-5. Provided the said In the Commons, the same day, Mr. ports contain such warehouses and docks as Whilbread read an extract of a Letter from would be an adequate security against himself to Mrs. Lisle : it was to this effect: smuggling; to ascertain such outports, a Lord Ellenborough has this evening de. survey should be instituted, and the privi- clared in the House of Lords, that the lege conferred on those ports reported to paper is a false fabrication, as I understand be fit and safe places. 6. And that this from those who heard him; and that the be notified by an Order in Council. -7. other Commissioners have expressed their Provided the vessel in which goods be im- opinions, although more mildly, to the same ported or exported be of a burthen not effect. --So circumstanced, I am compelled less than 350 tons. - 8. Aud that, on ap- to ask you, whether you agree in the chaproaching port, the vessel notify its arrival racter ascribed to the paper by the Noble by a manifest. 9. Regulations as to im. Lords,” &c. Mr. Whitbread said, he se, portation and sale of silk and hair goods.- lected the softest words used by the Learned 10. As to the Order of the application of the Lord. There were other words used, which revenues of the Company: 1. To the were banished from the coinmunications payment of the troops and support of the of the intermediate ranks of society. forts. 2. To liquidate debts on bills of ex- To this letter he had received an answer change, 3. Other debts except bond debts. from Mrs. Lisle. The following is an 4. To pay a dividend of ten per cent. and . extract: "I received this morning a contingent half per cent. 5. To liquidate your letter, with the accompanying account the bond debts until they amount only to of ny examination when before ihe Lords 3,000,000l. 6. The surplus profit to be Commissioners in the year 1806; and divided in the ratio of 5.6ths to Government having compared it with the original docus and 1-6th to the Company, with a provi- ment, I find them exactly similar.- a my sion for repaying the capital stock. - 11. return from the Lords Commissioners, I, Regulations respecting the employment of to the best of my recollection, committed India shipping. - 12. Provisions for the to paper the questions which had been put support and return of the Lascars brought to me, and my answers; and I transmited to England in private vessels. - 13. Pro- a copy to the Princess of Wales, having vision to enable the Company to grant previously received her Royal Highness's , pensions and gratuities.-14. Provision for commands so to do. It has never been the appointment of different Presidencies, my intention to set up these recollections and to render necessary the approbation of against my deposition; and as little has the Crown.-15. Appointment of a Bishop it been my wish that they should be made and three Archdeacons, to be paid by the public," &c. Mr. Whitbread said, he hoped Coinpany.

that neither the House northe publick would Messrs. R. Thornton, Grant, and Gordon, say that he had been imposed upon, or that spoke against the Noble Lord's proposi- there was any intermediate fabrication by tions, as the height of injustice to the the person who gave him the paper, or by Company.

Mrs. Lisle herself. He rejoiced that he Mr. Tierney thought it would be neces. had taken the sting out of the deposition. sary to exainine evidence at the bar, on He was sorry to give pain to Noble Lords, both sides.

and Friends for whoin be entertained a Mr. Canning approved of the principal high respect, or to any Magistrate, such propositions laid down, and of the arga. particularly as the Lord Chief Justice of ments advanced by the Noble Lord; yet the King's Bench; but he bad felt the pahe thought there were some points which rainount importance of a sense of justice required the most attentive consideration. to the part he had taken in the business,

Mr. Protherve and Gen. Gascoyne spoke and which occasioned his comments. On in favour of the claim of the outports. that feeling he relied, and was upheld by

Mr. W. Keene called for evidence. jt now, He thought it his duty to take

A desultory debate then took place con- some course for setting himself right, and cerning the communication of religious he placed himself on the justice of the and moral instruction to the peopleof India; Kouse. in which Messrs. Wilberforce, Stephen, Lord Castlereagh, Sir A. Pigott, Mr. Baring, W. Smith, and Lord Castlereagh, Elliott, Mr. Ponsonby, and Sir S. Romilly, took a part. Progress was then reported; said a few words; and condemned this at and the Committee obtained leave to sit tempt to set up aftor-recollections against again on Tuesday, it being understood that a deposition. evidence would be produced and heard. Sir F. Burdett approved of his Hon.

Friend's conduct throughout this business. House of LORDS, March 23.

---Here the conversation dropped. The Royal Assent was given by Com- Sir J. Nereport's motion for a Select mission to the Mutiny Bills, the Starch, Committee to report on the best means of the Vice Chancellor's, and a number of extending Education throughout Ireland, Road and Inclosure Bills.

Fas negatived.


INTERESTING INTELLIGENCE FROM THE LONDON GAZETTES, Foreign-Office, March 30. Under this off in great haste, in consequence of the head is a notification to the Ministers of landing of the British troops, which were friendly and neutral Powers, residing at reported to amount to a considerable numthe Court of St. James's, “that the neces. ber. Baron de Tettenborn, Colonel Com. sary measures have been taken, for the mandant of a corps of that division of the blockade of the ports and harbours of New Russian army commanded by Count Witt. York, Charlestown, Port Royal, Savannah, genstein, entered Hamburgh on the 18th and of the river Mississipi, in the United inst. amidst the acclamations and every States of America, and that from this time deinonstration of joy on the part of the all the measures authorised by the Law of citizens. In consequence of this happy Nations, will be adopted and executed with event, the antient Government has been respect to all vessels which may attempt restored, and a mail from England is now to violate the said 'blockade."

dispatched from that city. Downing-street, March 20.

Extracts of a Admiralty-office, March 30. Copies of two Letter from Colonel Hamilton, Lieute- letters from Lieut. Francis Banks, of the nant-governor of Heligoland, dated' Blazer gun-vessel, dated off Cuxhaven, March 23.

the 16th and 17th inst. In my letter dated 17th inst. I had the Blazer, at Anchor off Cuxhaven, March 16. honour to represent to your Lordship, that SIR-I beg to inform you, for the inin consequence of the effect which the formation of the Lords Commissioners of glorious success of the Russian arms pro- the Admiralty, that from the intelligence duced, and the favourable reports from communicated to me by the Lieutenantdifferent parts of the Hanoverian coast, I governor of Heligoland, and what I oberdetermined immediately to take every step, wise learned by the arrival of vessels from which the inconsiderable force at my dis- the Continent, of the distressed state of posal would admit of, to promote the the French forces at Cuxhaven, and of the great and just cause.---Lieut. Banks pro- entrance of a Russian army into Ham ceeded with two gun-brigs, reinforced by burgh, I judged it expedient to take the two serjeants and thirty veterans, to Cux. Brevdageren under my orders, and prohaven, from which the French had depart- ceeded to the river Elbe, which I entered ed with great expedition, after destroying early this morning, with the hope of interall their gun-boats, and dismounting the cepting such of the Enemy's vessels as guns from the strong works constructed might attempt to make their escape ; two for the defence of the harbour. On a sum- of the gun-vessels we found deserted in the mons from Lieut. Banks, the Castle of entrance of this river, and were afterRitzebuttel, and batteries of Clixhaven, wards destroyed : on a nearer approach to, were surrendered to be at the disposal of this place, I observed some were burning, his Majesty, by the burghers; and the others were sunk and drifting about in all British and Hamburgh Aags were imme- directions; and I have the satisfaction to diately displayed. Major Kentzinger, an inform you of the total destruction of the officer perfectly qualified for such a mis- French flotilla that was stationed at Cuxsion, was sent to Cuxhaven, having re- 'haven, which were 20 large gun schuyts: ceived instructions to communicate as soon the timely appearance of his Majesty's as possible with the Russian General and brig prevented the escape of two, and, t the Senate of Hamburgh ; and this officer firmly believe, led to the destruction of the was immediately followed by a detachment rest by their own hands : the Hamburgh from the 8th royal veteran battalion, and flag is displayed on the batteries and & supply of all the arms, &c. which were Castle of Ritzbuttel, and I intend to gain not actually employed by this garrison. a communication with the shore. The loyal people of Hanover who have I am, &c.

F. Banks. been so long oppressed, display every where the British colours, and G. R. upon Blazer, at Anchor off Cuxhaven, March 17. their habitations. In the Weser the inha- SIR-I beg leave to acquaint you, for bitants of that part of the country assem. the information of my Lords Commissionbled in considerable numbers, and took the ers of the Admiralty, that having had comstrong and important battery and works at munication with the civil authorities of Bremerlee ; and a corps of about 1500 Ritzbuttel, they expressed a desire that I French having assembled in its vicinity, would take possession of the batteries that which threatened to retake the battery, had been lately evacuated by the French. application was made immediately to Ma- I accordingly this morning disembarked jor Kentzinger, for assistance, who, having the small detachment of 32 of the royal left Cuxhaven with a party of the soldiers veteran battalion from Heligoland, and in waggons, was met by these brave and took possession of Cuxhaven battery. Fort grateful men, who gave him the pleasing Napoleon, which is half a mile higher up intelligence that the Enemy bad marched the river, I shall order to be destroyed

Every thing in these forts is in disorder, beg to return my sincere thanks to them, the guns dismounted, the carriages and and to Mr. Duobar, the master of the stores destroyed. From what I have been Blazer.—These two vessels were sent three able to observe this day, all is anarchy days ago froin Gluckstadt, for the express and confusiou among the inhabitants, but purpose of intercepting the trade foom they rejoiced much at a few English being Heligoland. I beg to report the above landed. No Senate as yet is formed at proceeding to the Commander-in-Chief, Hamburgh, nor do I hear of the Russian who, I trust, will approve


my conduct army having entered that city : whenever on this occasion. I have, &c. that can be ascertained, I sball communi

T. B. Devon, Lieut. and Com. cate this event to the Commanding Officer Lieut. Banks. there.

The French withdrew from this place Vice-Admiral Sir E. Pellew has transyesterday morning at five o'clock; their mitted a letter from Capt. Hoste, of the collective force was about 1200; they made Bacchante, addressed to Admiral Pretheir retreat by Bederkesa to Bremen. mantle, and dated off Otranto the 6th of

I enciose a copy of the Articles con- January, giving an account of the capture cluded op between the Civil Authorities of five arıned vessels on that day, by the and myself ; I shall forward a list of mi- Bacchante, and Weazle sloop, under litary and other stores the moment I am Lieuts. O'Brien, Hood, and Gosling, of the able. I have the honour, &c. F. BANKS. former, and Lieut. Whaley, of the latter.

These vessels were bound from the Island Articles concluded between the Civil Autho- of Corfu to Otranto, for the purpose of

nities of Ritzbuttel, and Lieut. F. Banks, conveying money for the payment of the commanding in the River Elbe.

troops on the island; and although the The Hamburgh Aag shall be hoisted in boats met with a spirited resistance, they conjunction with the British at the French were carried without any loss on our part. batteries near Cuxhaven, until his Britan- Vice-Admiral Sir E. Pellew has also nic Majesty's pleasure is known. All mi- transmitted a letter from Capt. Moupsey, Jitary and other stores belonging to the of the Furieuse, giving an account of his French shall be delivered up to the Eng- having ou the 10th of Jan. captured, off dish.-Tbe British troops shall take imme- Monto Christo, L'Argus French brigantine diate possession of the batteries, and gar- privateer, pierced for 13 guns, but only rison the same.Executed on board his four long 12-pounders mounted, and 85 Majesty's brig the Blazer, this 17th March, men-cight days from Leghorn, without 1819.

making any capture. Copy of an Inclosure to Admiral Young. The Naval department of this Gazette · His Mi's brig Brevdageren,

closes with lists of American vessels capRiver Elbe, March 21. tured and re-captured by the squadrons in SIR--Agreeably to your arrangement, I the Atlantic, in the West Indies, in the proceeded with the galley of the Brevda- Channel, and taken into Bermuda.They geren and cutter of the Blazer, in search amount in the whole to 158. of the Danish privateer said to infest the upper part of the river. At day-light this April 6. This Gazette mentions the capmorning we discovered two gallious, which ture by the Unicorn, Capt. Salt, of the were at first supposed to be merchant-ves- French privateer Miquellonnaise, of St. sels; but, on approaching them, they haile Maloes, having 20 guns and 130 men ; out ed, and instantly opened a fire. In this four days from Quimper, and had takea critical situation there was no safety but in and sunk the brig Alexander, from London, resolutely boarding, and I took advantage with a cargo of tin aud iron for Lisbon. of the cheerful readiness of our people. We carried them under the smoke of their Foreign-office, April 10. Dispatches from second discharge, without the loss of a General Viscount Cathcart, K. T. His man, and only two wounded on the part of Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary the Enemy; the galley boarding the first, and Plenipotentiary to the Court of and the Blazer's, cutter, in the most gal- Russia. lant manner, the second. They proved 10 Imperial Head Quarters, Kalisch, March 6. be the Danish gun-boats Die Junge Trout- Referring to my dispatch from St. Pem man, commanded by Lieut. Lutkin, and tersburgb, by the messenger Lyell, I have Die Liebe, Lieut. Writt, each mounting now the honour to acquaint your Lordtwo long 18-pounders,and three 12-pounder ship, that having begun my journey, upon carronades, with a complement of lwenty- the Emperor's invitation to join him at five meo each. When you consider that head quarters, on the 12th of February, I each of these formidable vessels was car- reached Riga in 48 hours, and arrived in ried by a single boat, one by a cutter with this town before daybreak on the 2d of twelve men, and the other by a galley with March. The Emperor received me in his pine, the conduct of the brave fellows un- accustomed most gracious manner, and, in der my orders needs no comment; and :I an audience immediately after the parade,


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njatowski, went, in the first instance, to Pecent operations. In the first place, the re

trikaw, and a part, with ihe Prince, are sult of his Imperial Majesty's communi- gone to Czentochaw, where it is said some 'cations to the Court of Berlin, made on his force has been assembled : and I have also first arrival at Wilna, has been the con

understood that ihe Polish part of Reg. clusion of a treaty of peace and alliance · nier's corps, after the affair of Kalisch, offensive and defensive with that Power.

took that direction. A Russian corps is The Plenipotentiaries are Marshal Prince stationed to the Southward of Warsaw, to Kutusoff Smolensko, and the Chancellor

observe their motions. Baron Hardenberg. In pursuance of this Imperial Head Quarters, Kalisch, March 26. renovation of amicable relations, the most

My LØRD-lo my dispatches of the 6th active combined military operations are

inst. I had the hovour of reporting my aralready in progress. This day a report

rival at this place, and of detailing to your has been received of the actual occupa.

Lordship the progress which the Emperor tion of Berlin by the forces of his Impe

had made in his arrangements, and in prerial Majesty, under the Aid-de-camp Geu.

parations for the campaign, togelber with Chernicheff. The head-quarters of the the gigantic steps which had already been Russian army are established in this cen

taken in carrying on the inilitary opera. tral position, to give the necessary time

tions, already begun. These reports infor receiving recruits and convalescents,

cluded the conclusion of a treaty of peace who are daily arriving, and for supplying

and alliance with Prussia, the raufications necessaries to troops who have been en

of wbich have since been exchanged; also gaged in a campaign of an unexampled the capture of Berlin, where General Wittand uninterrupted series of military ope

genstein has established bis quarters since rations and marches for eleven months.

about the 10th instant. Since that period This pause, however, will be of short dy. His Imperial Majesty has visited ihe king ration. Nothing can be more striking than

of Prussia at Breslaw; Hamburgh has the contrast between the march of the

been occupied by the Russian forces; Lu. Russian army, arid the conciliatory pro

beck has opened its gates. The enemy has ceedings of the Emperor, with that of been entirely driven from Swedish PomeBuonaparte, and the troops under the rapia, Mecklenbourg, Lauenbourg, and all French Generals. The most rigid and the Prussian territory within the Elbe, eorrect discipline has been observed in Detachments of the Russian army have the Duchy, as well as in Prussia. His penetrated to Dresden, which capital they Imperial Majesty, though in possession of now occupy, Marshal Davoust having rethe keys of Warsaw, has not placed a sol

treated across the Elbe, and baving dedier within its walls; and has, in every in- stroyed some of the arches of the magnistance, treated the Poles with the utmost

facent bridge at that place. A proportion clemency and indulgence.- The Anstrian of the Prussian army has passed the Sileauxiliary force, in consequence of an un.

sian frontier into Lusatia, and is advaucing limited armistice, are gradually retiring to

towards Dresden. Three detachments of the Gallician frontier.-Regnier's corps,

the division under General Mjugenstein as I conjectured, retired behind the Aus- have by this time crossed the Elbe ; one in trians,' by Rawa, to this place : they were the centre under Major-General Dornberg, here overtaken by General Winzingerode, who is moving upon Hanover, with Majorwho attacked them with inferior force, and General Tettenborn upon his right in the put them to fight, taking prisoner the direction of Bremen, and Major-General Saxon General Rostitz, three colonels, Czchernicheff upon his left in the direcforty-seven other officers, fifteen huidred tion of Brunswick. Lord Walpole is the rank and file, with two colours, and seven bearer of the present dispatches: his Lordcannon. The remainder of this corps pur- ship proceeds by Berlin, and I have no sued their retreat in the direction of Glo

doubt but that he will find it perfectly easy gau, probably not exceeding five or six to take his departure from Cuxhaven. I thousand men. It remains for me to offer have already stated that the Prussian army my congratulations on the signal success is in the best state of preparation ; nowhich has hitherto attended the great and thing can exceed the condition of that part unremitting exertions of the Emperor, which was assembled at Breslau on the who, in the course of two months, at this Emperor's arrival, and it is impossible to season, has continued the pursuit of the exaggerate the enthusiasm which has been enemy from Wilna to the Oder; and has exhibited by all ranks of persons throughunited to his own zealous endeavours, the out the Prussian dominions; or the dedecided and hearty support of the King monstrations of joy with which the Empeof Prussia, and of the whole population ror Alexander was received. The King of of his dominions, who seem must solici- Prussia has made an excursion to Berlin, tous tó emulate the Russians in patriotic where he was to see General De Yorck. donations, as well as iu personal service. The inhabitants in Saxony have every 'I understand the Polish government, which where received the Russian forces with exwithdrew from Warsaw under Prince Po- pressions of cordiality not inferior to those


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