Gazette of the United States & evening advertiser. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1793-1794, January 14, 1794, Image 1

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    evening a dvertiser.
[No. 28 of VoJ. V.]
Sunday, Odtober 13.
Barrere presented, and ihc Convention
adopted tbe following Addrrfs :
Adddrefs to the Army of the Weft,
" Republicans, rebellious Lyons is
subdued. The army of the republicans
has entered there in triumph. At this
moment it is cutting in pieces all the trai
tors. It will not spare one of these vile
and cruel satellites of despotism. And
you, likewise, brave soldiers, you will
gain a viflory. La Vendee has already
too long harraffed the icpublic; march,
(hike, finifh.
" All ourenemies ought to fall at once,
every army marches to conquer. Will
you be the lart to -eap the palms of vic
tory ? Merit the glory of having exter
minated the rebels and saved your coun
tiy. Treason has no time to ast before
the impetuosity of courage. Rulh upon
these insensate and ferocious bands, break
them in pieces, let each of you fay ' "To
day I annihilate la Vendee," and La
Vendee will be ftibducd."
Address to the army of the North,
" The atmy of the Republic has en
tered in triumph into Lyons. Tfee trai
tors and the rebels are cut in pieces. The
standard of liberty is displayed ou its
walls, and purifies them—sure presage of
" Victory belongs to courage, it is
yomsj strike exterminate the fatelites
of tyiants. Base cowards! they have
never known what it is to conquer by
force and by valour ; they have purchas
ed their conquests by treason ; they are
covered with your blood, and particular
ly with that of your wives and children.
Strike, let none efeape your just ven
geance i the country has its eye upon
you i the Convention seconds your ge
nerous ardour ; in the couife of some
•days, tyrants will be no more, and the
.Republic will owe to you its happiness
aud glory." Vive la Republic.
A deputation from the popular Soci
ety of St. Vincent of Nantes, exprefled
their sorrow for the removal of General
Aubert-Dabayet and Canclaux, at the
inomentthey wereobtaining vi&oiiesover
the rebels. The Convention decieed,
that the petition (hall be referred to the
Committee of Public Safeiy 1 that the
commiflioners are auihorifed to make the
neceflaryrequifitions for fupplyingNantes
with provisions; that the tequeft of the
petitioners to be present at the inquiry
into the conduct of the two generals shall
be granted.
Letter from Dubois Craßce, and Gau"
thicr, Representatives of the People
with the army of the Alps.
Lyons, October 9.
" The army of the republic this day
entered into Lyons without any oiforder,
and crowned its glory by acts of humani
tv. No person had reafoa to complain
of an injury ; and, notwithttanding their
fatigue and their necessities, the soldiers
stared their bread with the unfortunate
victims of aristocracy. The rebels escaped,
as 1 forefaw, on the mod favourable
quarter, by Vaizes, to the number of
about four thousand men, with the artil
lery and the caiflons richly loaded. They
were surrounded ; our troops puifued
them, and killed Ijoo; 60 or 80 were
taken prisoners, among whom was the
Marquis de Virien, Ex Constituent .•
their artillery was also taken, of which
one caiflon was filled with gold. The
remainder of the rebels escaped, but they
are pursued and not one will reach the
frontiers. We are informed that the
Convention icealls us; we hasten to
obey. Our conduct is to undergo an
examination ; this we solicit as a favour ;
•it will prove that we have never deviated
from the principles of good republicans,
and that we have never capitulated with
ibe rebels."
Duboii-Crance dates in hit dispatch,
€><wttr of (VBiiitrt J^faleg
that he knew the quarter most favourable
for the retreat of the rebels. Why then
said the Secretary, who read it, did he
march the troops to a different quarter. I
demand that the letter be referred to the
committee of public fafety.—Adopted.
Letter from General Verdelin, comman"
aer of the troops in the territory of
Fauchigny, dated from Salanches, Oc-
"Having re.ceived information that the
enemy were fortifying themselves at tile
bridge of St. Martin, and had already
surrounded the post of Mirebelle with en.
tienchments, 1 immediately marched in
three columns; after an obstinate engage
ment the enemy is disconcerted, and dri
ven from their entreuchmets, were com
pletely routed, and being unable to rally
tliey retreated in the greatest disorder by
tl>e pass of Bonhomme, leaving behind
them a great number of their men, who
had gone astray in the mountains.
" Our loss has been very trifling ; a
mong the killed there is one officer. The
loss of the enemy has been very conside
rable. All (he heights of Mirebelle are
Itained with their blood and strewed with
their dead. We have made two officers
and fifty Piedmontefe, regulars, prison
ers of war.exclusive of a great number of
Rebels, who having been taken in arms,
were ftiot according to law. The regu
lars were received with fraternity, by the
soldiers of the Republic. One three
pounder, three other guns of smaller ca
libre, several tumbrels and 2Q,000 car
tridges have fallen into our hands. We
have this inliant discovered, after a care
ful search, the four pieces of cannon that
the enemy had buried near Notre Dame
de la Glofge, and which the quickness
of the pursuit did not leave them at liber
ty to carry off with them by the pass of
Letter from Andre Demont, Reprefent
ativeof the People, in the Department
of Le Somme, and the vicinity.
Peronne, Oft. 11.
" I refervedthiscity as a bonnebouche.
I relied upon finding patriotism in Pe
ronne, but what was my astonish
ment to find here a new Coblentz. The
Marquis of Robecourt was mayor. The
city was under the influence of that Mar
quis. The other magistrates were no
better. I aflembled the people, nobody
offered to denounce the difaffefted. The
mufcadins alone raised their voice. I de
clared with the poignard in one hand &
the torch in the other, that I was going
to proclaim the city in a Hate of rebel
lion. I aflembled the people a second
time ; in order to (Irike the blow I had
the patriots around me, but iu a small
number. I repaired to the municipality,
where they denounced to me the trai
tors ; the people cried, Vive la Repub
liqiie, Vive la Montagne. The traitors
are arretted. The Marquis de Robe
court, and all those who resembled him,
are removed. 1 have nominated good
Sans-Culottesin their ttead.
" An aid-de-camp, aged eighteen,
has been lurprifed writing to the emi
grants. He told us, that his dear mam
ma had advised him to this step. The
dear son, and the dear mamma have been
1 lie Member) composing the com
mission of monuments, wrote from St.
Dennis, that if the tombs of the Kings
had not yet disappeared in the church of
St. Dennis, it was on account of the
necessity for saving the public finances;
that they thought proper to make out an
eflimate of the mod indispensable expen
ces for preserving the works of art which
these tombs contain; that all the tools
had arrived at St. Denis, and that to
morrow the hammsr would destroy the
remains of royalty.
Deputies from the twenty-eight fec
tionsof Bourdeaux declared their adher
ence to the events of May 31, and June
2 ; they invited the Convention to re
main on their poll, and to deliver up to
Tuesday, January 14, 1794.
the sword of the law all traitbrs and con
spirators ; they added, that all the men
and money of Bourdeaux Wert at the fer
rice of the Republic, and that a tingle
order would be fufficient for all the men
in arms to fly to the frontiers.
A letter from the commissioners with
the artny on the coast of Rochellej in
formed the convention, that the armies
of Niort and Saumur had had a most
bloody battle with the repels, who had
been completely routed on the 9th. Their
force, amounted to about io.doo men,
had been difpei fed over an extent of coun
try of more than 30 miles. A party of
Wefiermahn's detachment had entered
Charillon, and liberated tbo prisoners.
The opposition of the rebels, the Com
miliioners affirm, was at an end. In the
battle several Republicans were killed, a
mong the rell the biave General Cham
The committee of Public Safety pre
sented a short report, which contained
only these words—* 1 Thirty millions arc
necelfary for a secret and mod important
The National Convention, without a
ny debate, parted a decree, ordering the
sura required to be delivered to the com
LevafFeur, commissioner at Beauvats,
announced, that tranquillity was rcftortd
Barrere read a letter from General
Dagobert, who informed the conven
tion, that the army under his command
had entered Spain* and taken the town
of Campredon.—During the period
granted to the Alcalde Major of the city
to reply to the filmmons to surrender, the
Spanish troops fired upon the meflenger
who carried the summons, and contin
ued also their fire upon the troops of the
republic.—lt was therefore resolved to
storm the city, which was effc£ed with
success. The inhabitants fled with pre
cipitation, and were pursued to a great
distance. It was not possible to lay the
city under contribution, for the houses
were entirely destitute of inhabitants.
The commissioners of the Convention
wrote from Bagnols, dated O&ober Bih,
that the vi6tory of Argelles had pro
duced an immense booty. The garrison
of Callihoure it encamped on the heights.
The Spaniards sent the flower of their
cavalry to attack them, but in vain.
They loft 300 men, and 15 taken prifoi*-
ers, of.whom two are colonels.—The
French had 60 men killed or wounded.
They found at St. Genies an bofpital for
800 sick. The SpaniHi at my is in the
moil dismal situation, afraid even of at
temptinga retreat.
Prifux and Hentz, being returned
from La Vendee, repoited that the mea
fures taken by the committee of public
fafety were the only ones proper to be a
dopted. General L/Echelle was arrived,
and had taken upon him his command —
The fame commiflioners a flu red the Con
vention, that it was right to have cashier
ed the Generals fufpe&ed of incivifm,
who paralyzed the army, and obtained
fuccefies by halves, in order to mask the it
Monday, Oflober 14.
Romme, in commifiion with David,
forcollefting all the articles that may be
ufeful to the arts and to public iutlruc
tion, announced that they had discove
red, in a private house, 42 volumes of the
correspondence of marshall de Bclleifle,
containing valuable details on the ma
rine and the art of war ; from theft it
will appear, said Romme, that the Mar
shall de Bclleifle had long since forefcen
all that Montalembert had since found
out. The commitee of Public instruc
tion were charged to remove tliefe vol
umes into the bureaux.
A letter was read from General Gal
bos, which confirms the intelligence an
nounced yelterday of the viAory gained
in La Vendee.
Tuesday, Oflober ij,
Barrerc read a letter from Couthon
[Whole No. 486".]
and Maigfteli, dated Ljront, O&oher I f.
They announces that they re-eftablifherf the
patriotic municipalities in their fun&ionsj
the popular society is reinilated J a mili
tary commiflion has entered upon its of
fice, and it consecrates its firlt time to
the trial of four aid-de-camps, who are to
be efcecuttd on the nth. The difaim
•nf» began, and a committee of vigilance
has been created. The rebels being
piirfued, & are icdilced to 306, who fled
into the wood, arour.d which the tocsin
has reurlited 6000 men, who will do juf
ticeto them. It is laid that fevcra'l ct
the chiefb, conscious of tbe impoltibility
of their bfing saved, have (hot them
selves J and it is thought that £rcffy is
of the number*
It being within one week of the tirfie
when the present Constables go out of
office, and there remaining between fix and
leven hundred pounds uncolle£ied of the
firft payment towards the damage done h<f
the rioters in July 1791, on Monday af
ternoon, Mr. Barrs, one of the Conftablesj
went, with proper afliftanCe, to distrain,
at the house of one Wood, in Litchficld
ftreet. Wood refufed to pay the sum he
had been afTefTed, and behaved very impro
perly ; a considerable concourse of people
instantly appeared at the door, and became
so disorderly, that the officers Were obliged
to delict ind retire.
Before fix o'clock many hundreds wertf
afTembled, palled through many of the
principal streets, and became so turbulent
that the (hops in the High-street were all
(hut up; from thence they proceeded to
the New Churcb Yard, where, counte
nanced by a number of idle fpeftators,
they prcfently demolifiied the windows of
Mr. Barrs the Conltablc.
. The magistrates appeared and read tlie
riot-a<3, and a party of the d regiment
of dragoons were ordered oiit from the
barracks, and directed to disperse the mul
titude; they l'nftantly rulhed amonfft them
with their drawn swords, wounded five or
fix, took twenty-four into custody, aiid
fafely lodged them in the dungeon.
The riot-aft was read three times in the
course of the evening, and the troops pa
raded the streets all night.
Encouraged again by the idle and the
curieus, to whose presence all the mifchief
of a riot is generally owing, early vefterday
morning, the rabble threatened to refirtfe'
those in the dungeon, but had not then
the hardiness to attack a military guard.
At nine o'clock in the morning tbe ri-'
ot ast was read at the Welch Croft ; and
about one in the afternoon, the prifoncs
escorted by a party of horse, were bro't
before the magistrates, when ten weft d'.[-
charged, and fourteen remained for fur
ther examination. A military guard con
tinued on duty in the streets during the
whole of yesterday, and in the evening a
nother party of the fame regiment arriv
ed in town from Wolverhampton.
After a very turbulent day, in which
crowdi of people were continually fraver
fing the streets, and all business in a great
measure iufpended, at ten o'clock iaft night
an attack was made on the dungeon, to
refcoe tbe prisoners, when the goaler found
it neceflary twice to dilcharge a blunder
buss, by which three were wounded, ami
the crowd mllantly dispersed. T*vo of the
wounded were taken to the hospital, or.f
of whom is said to be in so dtfperate a
state, that is either dead of dving
the recovery of the other is vety uacer
One of tbe men wounded on Mnru'nv
night, had yesterday a piece of l>is fiuill
removed, which was fraffcurrd hy a ftrojtc
with a sword.
Half past one o'clock in the afternoon.
—All is now tranquil; afiother party of
soldiers are coming from Kiderrm'nher,
and 12 or 14 of the prisoners are lull ta
teu before the Magilliaies.