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MONTHLY REGISTER.

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.

EUROPE.

Count arrived in Paris on Saturday the 28 FRANCE. In the Chamber of Deputies June. on the 1st June, M. de Vaublanc read to SPAIN.-In private accounts from Ma. the Assembly the report of the Commission drid, dated the middle of June, it is stated charged to examine the proposition for pro- that, as the kingdom remains in a very longing the operation of the law which agitated state, Ferdinand will either consubjects the public journals and periodical tinue the sittings of the Cortes some time writings to previous censorship. This longer, or an extraordinary Cortes will be Report, which is of extreme length, con convened in the middle of the summer. demns, in unreserved terms, the system of The Spanish army has presented a petition restraining the free expression of public to the King, in favour of the prolongation opinion as an infringement of the charter, of the sitting of the Cortes. and a power which might be perverted to NAPLES. –The King of Naples has give the most arbitrary purposes. It also de en what he is advised to call a “ Constitunounces the censorship as a weak measure, tion” to his people. The chief features of and unworthy the adoption of a great na. it are that the King chuses the national tion. It concludes with recommending representatives in the first place; and in the that the proposition should be rejected. next place, gives pensions to such of them

From the budget of the Minister of the as (bg their żeal for liberty no doubt) shall Marine, it appears that the French navy merit such proofs of his royal favournow consists of 58 sail of the line, and 39 Many arrests have lately taken place at frigates, manned by 10,764 seamen ; and Naples, amongst which are a number of that in the mercantile marine and the fish. military of all ranks, who are accused of eries there are employed 52,000 seamen. having actively participated in the revolts

Monsieur Lavalette, who was charged of last year, and who will be tried by spewith bigh treason for resuming his func. cial commissions. tions as Post-Master-General immediately Armed bands have shown themselves in after the departure of the King from Paris, several provinces of the kingdom, who and before Bonaparte had entered Paris, plunder the public waggons, and carry off and re-invested him with that appointment, every thing which belongs to the Governand who was supposed to have corresponded with the latter at Elba, has been re-es TURKEY..We continue to receive, tablished in his rights as a French citizen chiefly through Hamburgh and Vienna, by an act of grace of Louis XVIII. The various details concerning the Greek insur

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rection ; but they are so vague and contra- misunderstanding has also taken place be-, dictory, that little can be gathered from tween the Russian Ambassador and the them respecting its progress, or the real Porte, respecting the safety of a Greek strength and resources of the insurgents. banker, named Danesi, who is attached as The movernents of the Greeks, however, banker to the Russian embassy. Danesi seem to have seriously alarmed the Turk has been thrown into prison; and the Rus. ish government, and an article from Con sian Ambassador is pledged to preserve his stantinople, dated the 28th May, states life and property, or to revenge his death, that the Porte has resolved that in future should be fall a victim to the cruelty of the Janizaries shall be represented in the the Turks. The Ambassador, in his corDivan by three members chosen from their respondence with the Porte on this affair, own body. A Divan has since been held, is stated to have been treated with insoin which these representatives were present, lence and contempt by the Sultan and his and, on the 15th May, it was resolved to Ministers. organize the Ottoman army on the Euro The English Ambassador, Lord Strang. pean footing. The representatives of the ford, on the other hand, appears to have Janizaries proposed two conditions, the been received with extraordinary honours. chief of which was, that the dress of the He had his first audience of the Sultan on troops should not be altered, which was the 18th of May, on which occasion agreed to. In addition to this, a sum. some degrading parts of the ceremonial mons has been sent to all the piratical were omitted. It has been the practice for states of Barbary to join the Sultan's fleet Christian Ambassadors, before being ad. with all the ships which they can equip; mitted to an audience of the Grand Sigand, in the summons addressed to them, it nior, to sit for some time previously on a is mentioned, that every thing is said to seat commonly occupied by the executionthem that can inflame fanaticism and ers of the Porte, and called the Hangman's tempt cupidity.

bench ; but on the present occasion, Lord The Frankfort Gazette, of the 18th June, Strangford proceeded straight forward to contains an account of the storming of the presence of the Sultan, without regardGalacz, by the Turks, on the 13th of May. ing this degrading qualification. The AmThe number of Greeks in the place was bassador received a present of five horses, about two thousand, above four thousand which are worth 5000 piastres, and their having marched to Wallachia ; and the trappings 15,000 piastres. He had previknowledge of this induced the Turks to ously presented to the Sultan, in the name attack it with 6000 men. The number of of his Sovereign, a dagger worth 50,000 the killed is stated at 5000; the Turks, piastres. after the defeat of the Greeks, having massacred all the inhabitants, including

AFRICA. women and children, and then set the DEATH OF BUONAPARTE AT ST town on fire.

Besides the above, we have many other The London Gazette, of the 7th July, details of horrible cruelties exercised by the contains the following dispatch from Sir Turkish troops upon the Greeks. The Hudson Lowe, K. C. B. Governor of St murder of the Greek patriarch, and the Helena, announcing the decease of Napoindiscriminate massacre of all Christians, leon Buonaparte on that Island, on the 5th has given a ferocious character to the con of May last. test, which is described in some of the let.

St Helena, May 6, 1821. ters, as likely to be one of the most bloody

“ MY LORD, of our times, as it has become entirely a " It falls to my duty to inform your war of religion. On entering Buckarest Lordship, that Napoleon Buonaparte expiron the 28th May, the Turks, it is said, ed at about ten minutes before six o'clock impaled alive all the Greeks they could suc in the evening of the 5th inst. after an ill. ceed in capturing. The Grand Signior, it ness which had confined him to his apartis stated, had issued an order for the de ments since the 17th of March last. struction of all the Greek Churches in was attended during the early part of his Constantinople, which was executed with indisposition, from the 17th to the 31st of the utmost rigour. In the town of Adri. March, by his own medical assistant, Proanople, on the 9th May, three Bishops and fessor Antommarchi, alone. During the four wealthy Greeks were hanged, and latter period, from the 1st of April to similar atrocities have been committed in the 5th of May, he received the daily various other places. Against these exces visits of Dr Arnott, of his Majesty's 20th ses the Russian Ambassador is said to have regiment, generally in conjunction with Promade an earnest representation, and to have fessor Antommarchi. Dr Short, Physician stated that such proceedings would give of. to the Forces, and Dr Mitchell, Principal fence to all Christendom. The only an Medical Officer of the Royal Navy on the swer he received was, that the Sultan was station, whose services, as well as those of muster in his own dominions. A series any other medical persons on the Island,

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had been offered, were called upon in con in the stomach, which it appears was here. sultation by Professor Antommarchi, on ditary, as he himself, previous to his death, the 3d of May; but they had not any op. told his attendants that his father died of portunity afforded to them of seeing the that disorder at the early age of 32; and patient. Dr Arnott was with him at the he requested that his own body might be moment of his decease, and saw him exopened after his decease, to ascertain whepire. Captain Crokat, Orderly Officer in ther his disorder was not of the same naattendance, and Doctors Short and Mit- ture; which fact is proved by the report of chell, saw the hody immediately afterwards. the surgeons alluded to in Sir H. Lowe's Dr Arnott remained with the body during dispatch. the night.

His body lay in state on the 6th and 7th “ Early this morning, at about seven May, attired in his plain uniform, with a o'clock, I proceeded to the apartment where star on his sice, and a silver cross on his the body lay, accompanied by Rear-Admi. breast. On the 9th he was buried with ral Lambert, Daval Commander-in-Chief the honours conferred on a General Officer on this station ; the Marquis de Montche. of the highest rank. The spot where his nu, Commissioner of his Majesty the King remains are interred is very romantic, siof France, charged with the same duty also tuated in a valley called Rupert's Valley, on the part of his Majesty the Emperor of beside a spring of excellent water, beneath Austria ; Brigadier-General Coffin, second some willow trees. This spot had been in command of the troops ; Thomas H. pointed out by himself; and he had said to Brooke and Thomas Greentree, Esqrs. Madame and Marshal Bertrand, “If it Members of Council in the Government of please God that I should die on this rock, this Island ; and Captains Brown, Hendry, have me buried on this spot.” and Marryatt, of the Royal Navy. After A letter from St Helena of the 15th viewing the person of Napoleon Buona- May, says, “ His grave was about fourteen parte, which lay with the face uncovered, feet deep, very wide at the top, but the we retired.

lower part chambered to receive the coffin. “An opportunity was afterwards afford. One large stone covered the whole of the ed, with the concurrence of the persons who chainber: the remaining space was filled had composed the family of Napoleon Buo. up with solid masonry clamped with iron. naparte, to as many officers as were desir- Thus every precaution is taken to prevent ons, naval and military, to the Honourable the removal of the body, and I believe it the East India Company's officers and civil has been full as much by the desire of the servants, and to various other individuals French Commissioners, as from the wish of resident here, to enter the room in which the government of the island. The spot the body lay, and to view it.

had previously been consecrated by his * At two o'clock this day the body was priest. The body of Buonaparte is inclosopened, in the presence of the following ed in three coffins, of mahogany, lead, and medical gentlemen :-Dr Short, M. D., oak. His heart, which Bertrand and Dr Mitchell, M. D., Dr Arnott, M. D., Montholon earnestly desired to take with Dr Burton, M. D., of his Majesty's 66th them to Europe, was restored to the coffin, regiment, and Matthew Livingstone, Esq. but it remains in a silver cup filled with surgeon in the East India Company's ser spirits. His stomach his surgeon vice. Professor Antoinmarchi assisted at anxious to preserve, but that is also preserve the dissection. General Bertrand and ed, and is in another silver cup. Court Montho!on were present. After a “ The last words Buonaparte uttered careful examination of the several internal were, lete' aur armées. What their parts of the body, the whole of the medio connection was in his mind cannot be as. cal gentlemen present concurred in a re- certained, but they were distinctly heard port on their appearance.

about five o'clock on the morning of the "I shall cause the body to be interred day he died. with the honours due to a General Officer 6. An officer's guard is appointed to of the highest rank. I have entrusted this watch over his grave. dispatch to Captain Crokat of his Majesty's “ Bertrand, Montholon, and the rest of 20th regiment, who was the orderly officer his household, will return to England in in attendance upon the person of Napoleon the Camel store-ship, which sails in about Buonaparte at the time of his decease. a fortnight. He embarks on board his Majesty's sloop “ Drawings have been taken by Captain Heron, which Rear-Admiral Lambert has Marryatt of the spot where Buonaparte detached from the squadron under his com lies buried, and also of the procession 10 mand, with the intelligence. I have, &c. his funeral.” &c. &c.

AMERICA. “ H. Lowe, Lieut-Gen. Advices had been received from Vera “ To the Right Hon. the Earl Bathurst, Cruz of the termination of the insurrection K. G. &c. &c. &c."

in Mexico, by the voluntary surrender of Buonaparte was about 52 years of age. its leader Iturbide, who accepted the am The disease of which he dicd was a cancer

nesty that was offered.

was

PROCEEDINGS OF PARLIAMENT.

HOUSE OF LORDS. June 8.The tent, that in one single year, not less than Marquis of Lansdowne, as Chairman, laid 60,000 slaves had been forcibly torn from before the House of Lords another report the coasts of Africa, and conveyed to the from the Committee on Foreign Trade. West Indies, under the French nag, and The

principal object of this document was under circumstances of peculiar infamy and the Silk Trade; and the facts communica. atrocity. The Noble Marquis concluded ted, concerning it, are of the most gratify.. by moving a series of Resolutions, expresing description. The Report exults in the sive of the regret which the House felt, at superiority the British manusacturers the violation of the Treaty of Vienna, by have obtained over France ; which is prov. the subjects of the Kingdom of the Nethered, not only by the consumption of up lands, of France, and of Spain; and an wards of 200,000 lbs. of raw silk in Eng. address praying his Majesty's interference land, more than are wrought in France ; with the Court of France, to induce it to but by the decided preference for British “ fulfil its engagements on this subject." manufactured silks in the American mar, The motion was agreed to unanimously. ket. For the farther advancement of this HOUSE OF COMMONS.—June 1.The important branch of commerce, which al. Budget. The Chancellor of the Exchequer ready amounts to the value of ten millions brought forward his annual exposition of sterling annually, the committee proposes the supplies and of the ways and means two measures, the first a reduction of the for the current year; and, in the course of duty on the raw material, and the other bis speech, he made some general statethe repeal of an act of parochial regulation ments with regard to the finances for the affecting the inhabitants of Spital Fields, last year, and also touched on our pro(the great body of Silk Manufacturers,) sospects for the year to come. From these injuriously as to prevent the introduction statements the following appears to have of some most valuable improvements in been the state of our revenue and expendi. machinery. The Noble Marquis declared ture for the last year :himself authorized to state for the silk ma.

1820.

Revenue of G. Britain & Ireland L. 54,610,688 nufacturers, that, should these two objects

Expenditure. be conceded to them, there was nothing Interest on funded debt L. 18,597,167 they more desired than the abandonment

Interest on unfunded debt 2,300,169

-50,897,336 of all the prohibitory duties which now ex For the public service, army, navy, &c. 20,302,518 clude French silks from Great Britain ; reserving only such an impost as would

L. 71,199,854 compensate for the difference of the price of The expenditure for 1820 thus appears labour in the two countries.

to exceed the income by L. 16,559, 166. 13.-The Irish Courts of Law Regula. It does not, however, really exceed the intion Bill was read a third time and passed, come, because all the produce of the sink. after a short discussion, in which the l.ord ing fund is placed under the head of exChancellor and Lord Redesdale declared penditure, which is thus swelled beyond its themselves favourable to the principle of real amount. The produce of the sinking remunerating public officers by fees rather fund for 1820 amounted to L. 17,509,773; than by a fixed salary.

so that the expenditure, in place of exceed21.- The bills for mitigating the pu ing the income, was less by about L.900,000. nishment denounced by the existing laws In consequence of several allowances and against robbery in dwelling-houses, and adjustments in the account, the revenue upon navigable canals, were debated, upon exceeded the expenditure by about the motion of the Marquis of Lansdowne, L. 1,800,000. There was a surplus of reand in a division finally rejected. The yenue to this amount for the year 1820, numbers were, for the bills, 17-Against and this surplus constitutes the real sinking them, 27.

fund--the only fund which the country 25.The Marquis of Lansdowne took a possesses for the reduction of its debts view of the conduct of the different Pow. For the service of the year now running, ets who pledged themselves at the Con. the Chancellor of the Exchequer estimates, gress of Vienna, and by subsequent trea that he will only require L 19,311,800, ties, to effect the cornplete abolition of the which falls short of the supplies for the year Slave Trade. He shewed that, with the 1820 by L. 1,800,000. Without entering exception of the United States of America, into details, it may be stated generally, none of the Contracting Powers has fullil. that the interest of the funded and upfund. led its promises, or kept its engagements.

ed debt, amounting to L. 50,200,000, and France, in particular, has carried on the the supplies required, will amount together Slave Trade so openly, and to such an cs to L. 68,221,000. To meet this expence,

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