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reignty of the people, and public Under the head of Domestic liberty, were so deeply interested, History our readers will find a dewas hurried through without almost tail of the events of the war beany examination, notwithstanding tween France and England during the general opinion that its clauses the course of the last year, and ot were obscure, most difficult of most of the political transactions execution, and many absolutely in Europe; for in most of them the impossible to be executed ; that British nation was directly or inupon the whole, such was the law, directly concerned.

The return that, out of a million of citizens, of peace may possibly render our 995,000 must be ineligible. As the future labours somewhat less cosession was, however, drawing near pious; yet the politics of Europe its close, and this question would will not cease for some years to be have demanded a much more con- interesting. It has been said, “that siderable time than the pressure of at the termination of the war the business and the days allotted would French revolution would only compermit of, the law, with all its im- mence." To this proposition uc perfections, was voted by the tri- do not assent; but we much fear bunate; and the legislative body, that it is far from being at an end. without understanding it better than The present establishment bears their colleagues, who had attempted not the characteristic marks of the discussion, voted also its adop- permanence, but (in speaking of tion.

French affairs, to use the new reAt this period we shall close our publican idiom) it has more the narrative of French affairs for the appearance of a provisionary arpresent year--the remaining trans- rangement. At the utmost, it hangs actions of the French government suspended on the life of one man; being only preparatory to some re- and there are causes which may markable changes, which will pro- even operate a change indepenperly come under consideration in dent of such an event. There is the succeeding volume. There the hardly any thing in human afiaire reader may expect a faithful and au- more inconstant than the will and thentic detail. Firm to those prin- affections of military bodies. When ciples which have ever regulated the prætorian guards had once disthe conduct of this work, we shall posed of the sovereignty of Rome', not permit any infringement upon the changes were frequent, often liberty in any part of the globe to destitute of motive, till the disgrace pass uncensured. It is the opinion of the empire was confirmed by the of posterity, which alone can re- public sale of the highest dignity strain the conduct of those who are of the state. out of the reach of human laws- Taught by the severe lesson of and we might add, of earthly experience, however, it is to be power. That opinion we shall hoped that, whatever may be the not mislead; and the public may internal state of that unhappy expect an accurate analysis, and country in future, the great powan impartial criticism, on those ers of Europe will cautiously recomplex codes of arbitrary power frain from all interference: which have been issued under the their unexampled efforts, it a comname of republican constitutions. bination unparalleled as to power, if an expenditure which baffled all the position is proved in this in calculation, and a prodigality of stance, as well as by all former human life such as history seldom precedent, that war is never prohasto record, Rif all thi ended only ductive of good to either party, in forging military fetters for the and that the event of it seldom coro nation, who:n they professed to responds with the intention for liberate from anarchy and misery, which it was commenced.

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In the Year 1801.

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JANUARY

it is our will and pleasure, that the HIS

sued for a general fast, to be shall be the same quarterings as are kept in England and Ireland on Feb. herein-before declared to be the 13, and in Scotland on Feb. 12. arms or ensigns armorial of the said

3. This day the members of his united kingdom, with the escutmajesty's council took the oaths cheon of pretence thereon, hereinas privy councillors for the united before described; and that the union kingdom of Great Britain and Ire- flag shall be azure, the crosses-salland, and his majesty received the tire of St. Andrew and St. Patrick great seal from the lord chancellor, quarterly, per saltire counter-chanand, causing it to be defaced, pre- ged, argent and gules; the latter sented to him a new great seal for fimbriated of the second, surmountthe united kingdom of Great Bried by the cross of St. George of the tain and Ireland. His majesty was third, fimbriated as the saltire." also pleased to appoint, by procla- 14. This day a proclamation was mation, that “The royal style and issued for laying an embargo on all titles shall henceforth be accepted, Russian, Danish, and Swedish vestaken, and used, in manner and sels in the several ports of this kingform following: that is to say, the dom; which has been effectually put saine shall be expressed in the La- in execution. tin tongue by these words: Geor- Admiruliy-office, 16. A letter gius Tertius, Dei Gratiâ, Britanni- from admiral the earl of St. Vinarum Rex, Fidei Defensor;" and in cent introduces the following, which the English tongue by these words: is addressed to capt. sir Richard -George the Third, by the Grace Strachan, bart. of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, His Majesty's hired cutter Nile, Defender of the Faith. And that SIR,

Dec, 11. the arms or ensigns armorial of the I have the honour to inform

you, said united kingdom shall be quar- that the vessels you signalled us to terly, first and fourth, England; se- chase on the oth instant never came cond, Scotland; third, Ireland. And through the passage, but rowed up it is our will and pleasure that there along shore again, and went under shall be borne therewith, on an es- Fort Lomara. I watched for them cutcheon of pretence, the arms of all night; but in the morning, seeour dominions in Germany, ensign- ing them no more, I left the Lurched with the electoral bonnet. And os of the Morbihan, and proceed

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