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1813.) Proclamation of the Emperor of Russia.

67 To repair this horrible waste of human ed, than the right which a sovereign has to life, Alexander has ordered new levies, of the allegiance of his subjects, more especially 8 in every 500 males; which, from the in time of war. Their allegiance is no option12 millions designated, will give him al duty, which they can decline, and resume, 192,000 recruits; and Napoleon, at

at pleasure. It is a call wbich they are bound Paris, has produced decrees of the Con. to obey: it began with their birth and can servative Senate, by which 350,000 only terminate with their existence. Prench are placed at his disposal; and it may make the exercise of this right more lia-,

« If a similarity of language and manners has also been arranged, that 40,000 ca. ble to partial mistakes, and occasional abuse, valry shall be raised by the cities and when practised towards vessels of the United communes, at their own expense. Thus, States, the same circumstances make it also a without ihe intervention of some kind right, with the exercise of which, in regard Angel of peace and benevolence, the to such vessels, it is more difficult to dispense, world is likely to witness in April and “ But if, to the practice of the United States, May, the shock and mutual carnage of a

to harbour Britisha seamen, be added their di San million of exasperated men in arms!

sumed right, to transfer the allegiance of BriIn the mean time, the public are likely tish subjects, and thus to cancel the jurisdicto be the dupes of stock-jobbirg, and all tion of their legitimate sovereign, by acts of kinds of sinistrous reports, against which which they pretend to be as valid out of their we caution our judicious readers, and own territory as within it, it is obvious that, invoke them to exert all their energies to abandon this ancicot right of Great Britain, and influence to one point only, THE RE- and to admit these novel pretensions of the STURATION OF PEACE.

United States, would be to expose to Janger Of a contrary character, however, is the the very foundation of our maritime strength. new declaration of the Regent's Guvern. "Such are the causes of war which have ment against America, which, amidst been put forward by the Government of the much accusation and recrimination, con- United States. But the real origin of the tains the following paragraphs:

present contest will be found in that spirit, After this exposition of the circumstances

which has long unhappily actuated the counc:ls which preceded; and which have followed the of the United States ; their marked parciality declaration of war by the United States, His In palliating and assisting the aggressive tyRoyal Highness the Prince Regent, acting in ranny of France; their systematic endeavours the name and on the behalf of his Majesty, to inflame their people against the defensive feels himself called upon to declare the lead measures of Great Britain; their ungenerous ing principles by which the conduct of Great conduct towards Spain, the intimate ally of Britain has been regulated in the iransaccions Great Britain, and their unworthy desertion connected with these discussions.

of the cause of other neutral nations. It is “ His Royal Highness can never acknow- through the prevalence of such councils, that ledge any blockade whatsoever to be illegal, America has been associated in policy with which has been duly notified, and is support. France, and committed in war against Great ed by an adequate force, merely upon the Britain." ground of its extent, or because i he ports or The following Proclamation of the coasts blockaded are not at the same time in- Emperor of Russia bas lately appeared. vested by land.

The inoderation of his language accords His Royal Highness can never admit, that

w.th our ideas of the great personal virtues of Deutral trade with Great Britain can be constituted a public crime, the commission of which Alexander; but, as urdeni friends of Peace, can expose the ships of any power whatever

we solemnly deplore bis avowal of a de. to be denationalised.

sign 10 restore the equilibrium of Europe, “ His Royal Highness can never admit, according to Russian views of thut equilithar Great Britain can te debarred of its right brium. This chinierical design thre.itens of just and necessary retaliation, through the Europe with UNIVERSAL DEVASTATION, fear of eventually affecting the interests of a and with the continuance of the war, duneutral,

ring the lives of the present generation, or “ His Royal Highness can never admit, that will all the remaining governments are dein the exercise of the unoquoted and hitherio

stroyed. undisputed rigbt of searching neutral merchant

PROCLAMATION.-" When the Emperor vesseis in time of war, the impressment of of all the Russians was compelled, by a war British seamen, wben found therein, can be

of aggression, to take arms for the defence of de med any violation of a neutral flag. Nei. his states, his Imperial Majesty, from the acther can he admit, that the taking such seamen

curacy of his co...binations, was enabled to from on board such vessels, can be considered form an estimate of the important results by any neutral state as a hostile measure, or which that war might produce with respect to a justifiable cause of war.

the independence of Europe. The most he. " There is no right more clearly establish- roic constancy, the greatest sacrifices, have

led

led to a series of triumphs; and, when the Europe, and thereby to insure public tranquillicommander-in-chief, Prince Kutusoff Smo- ty and individual happiness." lensko, led his victorious troops beyond the List of Generals laken during tbe Campaign. Niemen, the same principles still continued "St. Genies, general of brigade; Ferriere, to animate the sovereign. At no period has chief of the Neapolitan Staff; Bonami, geneRussia been accustomed to practise that art, ral of brigade; Almeires, general of division; too much resorted to in modern wars, of ex. Burth, general of brigade; Meriage, ditto ; aggerating, by false statements, the success of Klingel, dicio; Preussing, ditto; Camus, ditto; bier arms. But, with whatever modesty her Billiard, ditto ; Partone, general of division ; details might now be penned, they would ap- Delitre, chief of the staff; Tyszkiewiez; gepear incredible. Ocular witnesses are neces- neral of brigade ; Wasilewski ; Augereau, sary to prove the facts to France, to Germany, general of brigade ; Kamenski, ditto ; L'Enand to Italy, before the slow progress of truth fantin, ditto; D'Orsan, ditio; Sanson; Pele will fill those countries with mourning and letier, general of division; Freir Pego, geneconsternation. Indeed it is diflicuic to con- ral of brigade ; Matuszewicz, general of artil. ceive that in a campaign of only four morths' lery; Konopka, general of brigade ; Eliser ; duration, one hundred and thirty thousand Blam, mont, general of brigade; Cordelier, prisoners should have been taken from the ditto; Pouget, dillo; Prowbask, ditco ; enemy, besides nine hundred pieces of cannon, Gauth:ise, ditto ; Dziwanowski, ditto; Lefebforty-nine stand of colours, and all the wag: vie, ditio; Zajonczell, general of civision; gon-train and baggage of the army. A list Guillaume, dicto; Vrede, citto ; Seran, ditto; of the names of all the generals taken is bere- · Vivier, ditto ; Gussaint, ditto ; Norman, ditto; unto annexed. It will be easy to form an es- Juanowski, ditto ; Rocder, ditto; Troussaini, timate from that list of the number of superior ditto ; Valenchin, diito; Borstell, ditto." and subaltern officers taken. It is sufficient

Those who make the War an affair of to say, that out of three hundred housind

mere calculation, will, perhaps, be moved men, (exclusive of Austrians,) who peneira

to think of Peace by the actual state of ted into the heart of Russia, not thirty thou sand of them, even if they should be favored

revenue. In the winter's quarter for 1812, by fortone, will ever revisit their country. the consolidated fund produced 9,658,000/. The manner in which the Emperor Napoleon with extras 11,350,000l.; and, in 1813, repassed the Russian frontiers can assuredly but $,755,6731. with extras 10,398.3401 : be no longer a secret to Europe. So much being a deficiency of above a million; glory, and so many advantages, cannot, how- while there has been an increase on the cier, change the personal dispositions of his charge of 900 0001. so that the charge Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias. exceeded the produce by 1,382,0001., The grand principles of the independence of and, on this fund, the annual deficit will Europe have always formed the basis of his be above file millions! pulisy, fur that policy is fixed to his heart.

The

taxes It is beneath his character to pirmit any en

100 hare fallen in

the same quarter from 4,064,000l, to deavours to be made to induce the people to resist the oppression and to tirow off the yoke 3,422,0001., making a total deficit of which has weighed them down for ewenty Wearly EIGUT MILLIONS on the average of years. It is their Government whose eyes the year! ought to be opened by the actua! situation of These returns inake the total year's France. Ages may elapse before an opportu- revenue 59 milions, to meet an expennity equally favourable again presents itself, diwure nearly double ! We desire and it would be an abuse of the goodness of every friend to his country, and every Providence not to take advantage of this crisis father of a family, to meditate on these to re-construce the great work of the equilibrium of

war

FACTS.

REVIEW OF NEW MUSICAL PUBLICATIONS.

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Ike Seasons, composed by Joseph Haydn, Mus. red on the Continent, and well deserved

Doc. Adopted for Voices and ite Piano- The sedulous aliention Mr. C. has ein. furte, by Muzio Clementi, esq. 105. 6d.

ployed upon them, in order to render TE name of Clementi, in original their merits familiar to ike ear of the

British public. The original score is mula che confident asidity of the public, mucli ufarious and comprehensive: we here nie so, then, will it be, when it unters find it most ably consolidared, and inade into the world the less arduous offering productive of every effect of which voices oof ada; tation and arrangement. The accompanied by a single instrument cau St asinis ut llaydu bave long been admi- be supposed capable. The beauties of

the

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1813.) Review of New Musical Publications. the various melodies are numerous and notes are made to tell a pretty and in. striking: a happy relief is afforded by teresting tale; and Mr. S. has treated the contrast of their style ; and the con- them as if le comprehended the simpli. stant combination of profound science, city of their character, and knew how with the felicities of a facile and florid to augment and adorn, without disguiconception, will recommend the work sing. to universal altention. With each air a

Twelve Rondos, Marches, Gc. selected from the translation of the original words is given : Works of Moxart, and arranged for the and an elegant and emblematical engrav. Prano ferte; by S. F. Rimbault. ing, executed by Hopwood, from a de The public are obliged to Mr. Rimsign by Schobert, adorns the title paye. bauit for this useful little collection froin Divertimento for tbe Piano forte. Composed the treasures of Mozart. It is obviously

and dedicated to Miss Henrietta Russel, by G. formed for the use of young practitioners, E. Griffin. 35, 64.

and will not fail to be as acceptable to This sonata is founded on one of the their ear as improving to their finger. Mr. most favourite airs in Midas. It has an in. R. bas indeed been so judicious in his troductory movement, in which Mr. choice, as to have brought together as Griffin has successfully exercised bis many of the familiar beauties of Mozart fancy. The subject of the movement as could possibly be comprised in the which constitutes the sonata is variegated present pages. and worked upon with ample resources A favourite Sonata for the Piano-forte, with an of novelty, and relieves, without aban.

Accompaniment for the Flute or Violin. Come doning, the character of its prototype. posed and dedicated to Miss Frances Sbeer, by Variations on ebe Bay of Biscay. Composed and

James Hook, Esq. 2s. inscribed 10 Muzio Clementi, Esq. by Samuel

Mr. Hook has displayed in this sona. Wesley, Esq. 35.

ta, much of his well-known ingenuity. With Mr. Wesley's science and inge. The thoughts are sprightly, are intere nuity, the public are too well acquainted mixed with some ingenious imitations, not to anticipate our approbation of and flow with great ease and natural these variations. They are nine in nun.

effect. This is our description of the ber, and are conducted with that atten- first movement: the second is a minuet, tion to a proper relief, that the last of ondantino, and is elegant in its style, them is listened to with as much inter- though lively, unlaboured, and free of est as the first. The execution is lively, studied ornament. the style is chaste, and the original is A favourite March and Irish Step for tbe Pianonever too widely departed from ; the ear forte; composed by H. R. Bishop. 1s. is never suffered to forget it.

This march is striking in its subject, A Set of Psalm Tunes, with some Select Pieces, and is conducted with spirit. Its chaand an Antbem, composed in a familiar style, racter is of a light cast, but martial; and figured for the Piano-forte, &c. by Tbos and bears throughout evident marks of mas Clark, Canterbury. 55.

real talent, as well as of the possession of Of this collection we cannot speak in the secrets of good composition. terms of distinguished praise. The me L'Assemblée, or Forty-eight elegant netw Dances Indies are deficient in originality, and for the rear 1813, arranged for tbe Piano. the combinations are not those of a forte or Harp. 3s. master. An anthem, properly so called, These dances, which have single and is one of the noblest productions which doubled hyures to each, by Mr. Wilson, music is capable of producing; and, if possess considerable life and animation. the piece here presented to us under that More variety than is usual in collections title, merited the denomination, we of this kind, forms one of the features of should not withhold our applause. the publication, and marks the inventive A Duete for Two Performers on One Pian). fancy of the composer. forte. Composed and dedicated to Miss Sarce, " The Voice of ber I Love," a Ballad sung with by I. G. Graeff. 5s.

universal applause by Mr. Brabam, at the This duett, in which Mr. Graef has

Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Written and introduced the popular Scuich air“ Pinky arranged by John Parry. 15. 6d. Huse," comprises three movements. “ The Voice of her I Love," is a plea. The subject of the first is marked with sing and interesting little ballad. Ii bas originality, and the concluding rondo is been introduced by Mr. Braham in the lively and engaging.. "Pinky House” is Castle of Andalusia with great and deone of those melodies in which a few served success. The air is regular and

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connected, and evinces more taste and interest, nor is the adscititious matter one feeling than the generality of the vocal analogous or uninteresting. composers of the present day are found

The songs in Mr. Walter Scott's new to possess.

poem of “ Rokeby," are setting to muThe Warsovian Polonoise, for ibe Piano-forte. $ic. The composer employed on them Composed by S. Webbe, jun. 15. 6d. is Mr. Whitaker, from whose muse the

Mr. Webbe has furnished in this little public has already been obliged with so piece, a pleasing practice for piano-forte inany agreeable and truly original inelostudents. The subject is not without dies.

MONTHLY REGISTER OF THE PROGRESS OF BRITISH

LEGISLATION,
With occasional Notices of important Judicial Decisions.

CAR

NAP. XCIII. “An Act for grant. Rules. Duties to be paid by the master,

ing to His Majesty certain new and and to extend to every male servant, maitre additional duties of assessed taxes; and d'hotel, house steward, master of the horse, for consolidating the same with the groom of the chamber, valet de chambre, former duties of assessed taxes."-91b butler, unler butler, clerk of the kitchen, July, 1812.

confectioner, cook, house porter, footman, By this Act additional duties are granted on

running footman, coachman, groom, postil. male servants, carriages, horses, dogs, horse lion, stable boy, or helper in the stables of dealers, game certificates; such duties to be

the master or mistress, gardener, pa:k-keeper, consolidated with the former, and to be raised game-keeper, huntsman, whipper-in, or by under the regulations of former Acts. - No. whatever name they shall be called acting in tices are to be left of the additional duties re.

the said capacities, or whether employed in quiring returns; and persons liable are to re

one or more of the said capacities, (except turn lists of articles kept in the preceding where other duties are imposed,) and to every year; and the additional duries are to be

servant let to hire with any carriage or assessed for the current year, except on game

horses for one year, or any longer period, and certificates, which commence from 5ih of charged upon the greatest number kept at one April, 1813. In cases where a sufficient re

time in the course of the preceding year.. surn has been made the additional duties may And to all such servants employed in taverns, be assessed without further returns -Com- inns, ale houses, &c. and in hotels or lodging missioners are authorized in certain cases to houses, although not licensed, except hostlers make a separate assessment of the additional

and helpers in the stables of such licensed duties for the current year, and returns to be

persons, and drivers employed with horses let made of the consolidated duties in every fu

out to hire, and except waiters, – Also to every ture year.

gardener contracting for the keeping of any SCHEDULE (C)-No 1.

garden where the constant labour of a person A Sebedule of the additional Duties for every employed as aforesaid, except they are im

shall be necessary. -Also to all apprentices Male Servant. NUMBER OF SERVANTS.

Dury for posed upon a inaster by parish officers, not ex.

ceeding two, generally employed in husban

£. s. d. dry or trade, and not wearing livery - The For 1 snch servant

du ies on gamekeepers shall extend to persons Do.

6 0 employed to kill or preserve game for the use Do.

0 9 O of another, whether lawfully appointed or not, Do.

0

to be paiu by the person or persons retaining Do.

or employing such persons respectively for the 6 Do.

uses aforesaid, except game keepers, the sera 7 Du.

90 vants of other qualified persons duly returned 8 Do.

and charged to tbe duties as servants of such Du.

other persons.-Also to every coachman, pose Do.

0 10

tilliun, groom, or helper in the stables, alDo. and upwards

0 12 0 though retained for the purposes of husban. Additional duty by bachelors for

dry, manufacture, or trade, where che master each servant, in addition to the

shall be chargeable with duty for any carriage duries by 48 Geolji.

(other than a laxed cart), or for two or more lo addition to the duties granted

horses, kept for riding or drawing carriages. thereon by the Act passed in

- Also to such servants to attend race. the forty-eighth year of the

horses. peign of his present majesty,

SCHEDULE

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1813.) Register of the Progress of British Legislation. 71 SCHEDULE (C.)-No. 2.

in Schedule (C.) No. 1, and A Scbedule for Mele Servants in the capacities

where not chargeable in the said under :

£. s. d. Schedule, or in this Schedule Under gardener, gardener where his

In addition to 6s. constant labour is not necessary,

Every male person so retained not and gardener by contract where

chargeable by the said Act O 10 his constant labour is not neces

Every male person retained for hussary

0

bandry, manufacture, or trade, at In addition to the duty of 16s. by

any time employed as groom, sta. 48 and 50 Geo. iii.

ble boy, or helper, where master To be paid as in No. 1.

chargeable for one horse, in Sche. Exemptions as to Scbedule (C) No. 1 and 2. dule (E.) No. 1, or only a taxed -Day-labourers in agriculture employed in

cart, and such person not chargea garden to a farm house, and exempted in

able in Schedule (C.) No. I. or in Schedule (B.) 48 Geo. iii. cap. 55, or to a

this Schedule house not chargeable to the doties in the said

In addition to 6s. Schedule, such garden not requiring the con. Every male person so retained not stant labour of one person.

chargeable by that Act

0 10

Every male person employed as in
SCHEDULE (C.)-No. 3.

Schedule (C.) No. 1, and not A Sabedule for Male Servonts root chargeable to a servant to his employer, where ibe Duties in Sibedule (C.) No. 1. such employer chargeable to the

£ s. d. duties in Schedule (C.) No. 1, or Every rider or traveller, one only

0 12

for any carriage, in (D.) No. 1, In addition to 21. 8s, by 48

or No. 2, or for mure than one Geo.iij.

horse, in Schedule (E.) No. 1, 2 8 0 Where more than one, for each 1 10 And where employers not so chargeIn addition to Sl. 10s.

able

1 Clerk, book-keeper, or office-keeper ( 16

Exemptions to Schedule (c.) No. 3.-Any In addition to 1l. 4s.

apprentice bound for seven years without proIf more than one, for each

0 12 0 mium. la addition to 7. 8s.

SCHEDULE (C.)-No. 4. Steward, bailiff, overseer, or ma

Of Servants let so Hire. nager, or clerk under a steward,

Lor, d &c. &c.

2 0 0 Every coachman, groom, postillion, A shopman, warehouseman, porter,

or helper, kept to be let for less or cellarman

0 16 0 than one year, and so that the In addition to 11. 4s.

stamp-duty on horse hire shall not And for every male person so em.

be payable by any postmaster, &c. ployed, where the duty by the said

or coachmaker

06 Act shall not be chargeable, the

In addition to 21. annual sum of

% 0 0 Every stage coachinen and guard to A waiter in any tavern, inn, ale

be paid by the employer

2 10 0 house, hotel, &c. except occa

If not duly returned, then the progressive sional

0 15 0 duty of 48 Geo. iii. cap. 15, and this Act, In addition to 21. 5s.

Schedule (C.) No. 1; shall be chargeable ac. And where the duty by the said Act

cording to the number of servants. shall not be chargeable

3 оо Exemptions from Duries, Schellule (C.) No. 1 And for an occasional waiter for the

and 2. Not payable for bona fide any male period of six calendar months in

servant solely in husbandry or manufacture, any year

0 0 or trade, not employed under Schedule (C.) If employed for a lesser period 1 0 No. 1 and 2, nor No. 3 and 4.-Not to be Occasional man-waiter in any pri

payable by any college or hall in Oxford or vate house, six times in the year 1 0 0 Cambridge, Westminster, Eaton, or WinchesStable-keeper's man, to take care of

ter, for any butler, manciple, cook, gardener, running horses, except chargeable

or porter, nor by the royal family.---Nor the as grooms, by Schedule (C.) No.

Royal Hospitals of Christ, St. Bartholomew, 1, each

0 16 Bridewell, Bethlem, St. Thomas, in the City In addition to Il. 45.

of London and Borough of Southwark, or Every male so employed, where the

Guy's, or the Foundling.--Nor by any officer duty by the said Act not charge.

serving in the dragoons under the rank, or able

200 not receiving the pay of a field officer, for one Every male retained for husbandry

servant, actually a soldier - Nor by any offi. or trade; and at any time employed

cer in any other regiment, for one such ser. in any domestic employment, in

vant, a soldier in the regiment or company tu any of the capacities enumerated

whicta such officer shall belong.-Nor in his

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