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Continued from the London Papers
received, ly Capt. Truxtox.
BASLE, Jan. 24.
Previous to the famous affair of Ger
(lieim, the utmost discontent prevailed a
mongst the armies. The Auftrians ac
eufed the Pruflians of hanging back, and
leaving them foremoft to the fire of the
enemy. The Piuflians retorted the
charge. The Saxons quarrelled with the
Bavaiiaus, and the Heflians accused the
Palatines of cowardice. In this state of
things, the French continually harrafling
them, and a dearth of liquor taking place
(a gill of spirits fold for twelve sols) the
Auftrians were benumbed with cold, and
saw she French soldier enjoying his bottle
with every comfort that the season requi
red. A general discouragement and num
berless desertions were the consequence.
At length, the French stormed the
batteries at Gerfheim, the molt formida
ble that have been ever known ; three
tiers of artillery, the guns placed "en \
Cremaillitrc," so as to produce a triple
line of crossed fire, and the whole well
manned ; but what cannot bravery do !
The line broke, the French fell upon the
Combined Troops with the bayonet.
For fix hours the French never ceased
killing with the bayonet, without firing a
fi.ot; fatigue obliged them to halt; the
defer tcrg arrived in hundreds.
The French, fi:ill pursuing arrived at
the lines of Weiffembourg, where in ad
dition to the immense capture of baggage
ti:ey found all the artillery they had iolt (
at this place, together with an enormous
magazine of powder, destined for the
siege of Landau ; a part of the allies re- I
serve artillery was also abandoned at Lau
terbonrg. The Auftrians had the barba
rity to place a lighted fueee to blow up
the magazine, though they had left near
1500 of their wonnded in the town, and
near tooo prisoners; the French arrived
time enough to prevent the explosion;
the Auftrians crofted the Rhine to Man
nheim, and the Pruflians retreated to
STOCKHOLM, Jan, 26.
The trial of the confpirat.j s of Stock
holm is suspended : It is thought that the
arrival of Baron D'Armfeldt, who is to
be conduced as a prisoner frgm Italy in
to Sweden, is deemed neceflary to throw
greater light upon this affair; mean while ,
a secret ferment prevails; the officer 011 ]
guard near the Couiitcfs of Rudenfkold,
who has' been transferred to the prison
for Criminals, was threatened with death,
on the 14th instant in the street, by some
unknown persons masked, if fye we're not
set at liberty in the course of four day?.
In consequence, the patroles which parade
Stockholm night and day have been in
creased, and the guards doubled. A re
ward of a thcufand dollai-s has been pro,
mifed to those who fhal! give information
of the individuals in masks, who threaten
ed the officer.
FRANKFORT, January 21.
ricld Marshal Moeflendorf, appointed
to the chief command of the Prufiian ar
my on the resignation of the Duke of
Brunfwick, arrived here last night, and
immediately set out for Mentz.
The French have fallen back towards
the mass of their forces ; their head quar
ters are at Newfladt. Worms, and
irankenthal, after having been plundered
of every necessary, are at length evacu
Colonel de Maek is arrived to regene
rate the disorganized army of the unhap
py Wurmfer: that object being accom
phlhed, he returns to the army of Co
bourg, of which he is appointed quarter
master general, a pod occupied hereto
fore by Prrnee Hohenlohe. The latter is
to have a drftrnct corps under his immedi,
ateor der,, which will probably be employ
ed between the armies in the Netherlands
Lorraine" °" nc > to °P cratc against
' _ PARIS, January 26.
Letters from Lyons mention that the
executions continue without intermiflion •
that in spur days there were persons
guillotined at Lyons and 339 ftot.
Marfefflesig declared to be in a state of
siege. General La poype commands
th efred the '"habitants on
General DugontWr, who lately com
mand at Toulon, is appointed to command
ths'army of the Eaitern Pyrennees.
A deputation of Americans" was ad
mitted to the bar, and the orator demand
ed the pardon of Thomas Paine, that
apostle of Liberty, and whose arrest was
a species of triumph to all the tyrants on
earth. His papers had been examined,
and far from finding any dangerous pro
poiitions, the committee had traced only
the chara&ers of that burning zeal for
liberty—of that eloquence of nature and
philosophy—and of those principles of
public morality, v which had through life
procured him the hatred of despots and
the love of his fellow citizens. They de
manded, therefore, with confidence, that
Thomas Paine ihould be restored to the
fraternal embrace of his fellow-citizens,
and they offered themselves sureties for his
conduct during the (hort time that he
Ihould remain in France.
The President, after a high compliment
to the American people, (aid, " You de
mand from us Thomas Paine—you are an
xious to re-condu6t to your own fide the
afTertor of the Rights of Man—We mult
applaud this geneious devotion—Thomas
Paine was born in England—that was
enough to fubjeft him to the decree in the
firft instance, which our own iafety de
manded by the revolutionary laws. The
Convention will take into consideration
Letters from Sans nom, (Marfeillcs)
The Revolutionary Tribunal of this
j city is Hill actively employed, and the
I heads of several conspirators fall daily.
I The Representatives of the people are em
ployed in regenerating the public spirit,
and in terrifying those' who might be
tempted to partake in new conspiracies.
I They have resolved, that henceforth the
I name of Marseilles, which this criminal
commune still bears, /hall be changed,
and that the National Convention (hall be'
I intreated to bestow on it another. In the
I mean time it (hall remain Sans-nom, (with
! out name) and (hall bear that denomijia-
I tion. The buildings in which the aflem-
I bjies of the feftions and -of the general
committee were held, (hall be razed, and
I a gallows, which (hall perpetuate the re
membrance of their revolt, be ere&ed on
j the ground they occupied. An exa£i in
' ventoj-y (hall be taken of the fnrniture,
' &c - in them. The furniture (hall
j February 1.
Republicans from Dunkirk, admitted
I at the bar, deposited on the altar of the
Republic the spoils of the churches.
I rliey added to them feme patriotic dona-'
I tions, among which were jewels worth
1000 livres, 968 marks of gold and sil
ver, 9>4°° I'vres in specie, 13,300 livres
in alTignats, 2,300 Hurts, &c. The vo
luntary loan consists in 110,000 livres,
I "It is thus," faidthe spokesman, "we
proye our inviolable attachment to the re
public one and indivisible. Placed on the
remotest, in the most dangerous pott, we
will defend it to the last extremity. Woe
be to the dastardly Britons, if they dare
to appear on our coast. We present you
a tent taken from that rogue the Duke of
fcflk °? n hC J e r Y day °" which he wa * -
so (hamefully Chafed-back from before the
walls of Dunkirk : as the word Dunkirk
ugnifies the church of the Dunes we re
qiieft that that city may be called Dune
-Libre. He concluded by requesting the
Convention to remain at their potts. "Ho
norable mention, and insertion in the bul
■ " Our land forces, said Barren, one of
the committee of public fafety, have made
a glorious campaign : and our naval forces
p P rcc , ure "s an honorable peace.
toidTi r talked of; y° u have b <*»
! hat y° u mcan to fubjetf the Entrlifh
tTtJnf 0 « that y° u
to transport Paris to London. Whv will
you lavish so much French blood 1 the con
federate powers sue for peace. You wi(h
to dethrone all kings— do you wHh it for
at least' 16 ," Rdo ' n S the revolution, or,
at leatt. , n order to retard its bencficial
frequences? This i s the common la"
guage of the moderates. The committee
prepare a terrible 'war, with the only view
peac°e -X"! * n - peaCe - You desir e
s«^J^s^ k T d d r' , ' r, ° tb "•
, P rlce ! A diplomatic aeent
w a neutral country said the other day,
" the confederate powers arc willing pro
-1 vifionaliy to acknowledge the French Re
public" [btirfts of laiurhterj well, let us
provisionally destroy aH tyrannical govern
ments. [Applauded. J Do you know
what the coaielced kings are proposing to
you ? A cefTation of hoflilities for two
years. [No cefTation of hostilities ! was
the general cry.J They offer you a two
years armistice, for the purpose of efta
bli/hing among you new Vendees, in order
to recover their exhausted strength, to car
ry off your merchandize, to infett the
popular societies by their agents, to stir up
new conspiracies among you; perfidioufly
to take from you your arms, your provisi
ons, and to give you at last some royal
scoundrel for a master. This is the cefTa
tion of hostilities which is offered you ; at
■the term of its expiration, they will grant
you peace, they fay; and this peace is to
be ratified by the French people. Can it
be forgotten, that a faction, whose inten
tion it was to destroy liberty by this means,
made a similar proposal ? The French
people desire peace ; but an honourable
peace, a peace such as we shall be ready
The tyrants offer you peacc, because
they have neither money nor foldicrs. A
| negotiator said lately in Switzerland/
" But suppose it was intended to talk of
peace, to whom in France should fen ap
plication of that kind be addressed ?"
"To whom? This is not difficult to be
determined," answered the national agent;
" we have one hundred thousand .negotia
tors at the army of the Rhine ; a hundred
thousand in the south; as many at the
northern army," (Bursts of applause,)
i Why should the French people not att as
j Rome did > Why fliould we not surround
all kings with thefamous circlcof Popilius >
If the British people wiih for peace why
do they not detach theinl'elves from their
infernal and despotic government ? Let
them cease to behave like slaves, and we
will grant them peace.—The kings, we
are told, demand peace—but what have
these despots hitherto done to Obtain it i
, —Havtf they ceased to provoke the neu.
; tral governments against us, and to direct
. their perfidious mancevres against a free
. people ?. Arms and gunpowder must alone
procure us peace.
The city which struck off the head of
the Tyrant must also, furnifh the arms
and powcW which is to save Liberty. E
very day you hear the fire-arms *ried,
which near your walls are made with un
exampled activity !
But it has been necessary to surmount
great obstacles ; inflruments were to be
made, and workmen to be taught; patri
otism wanted the alliftancr of art ; atfirfl
we had no more than 2J artificers able to
make good muflcets, and who all came
from Maiib'euge ; at present their number
is lincreafed to 500. Six hundred and
eighty muskets are now made in a dav
| and 6800111 a decade. We have 15 foun-'
denes, which.monthy produce 00 pie
ces of ordnance." He next ftaftd what
had been done for the fabrication of fklt
petre. " There cxifts," said he " a new
r way of accelerating its extra&fon ; the
. chymifts have with their" art assisted the
qaufe of Liberty, and this discovery a l Olle
would save us. We want, for the next
campaign, 24,000,00cft of powder— |
They are ready- But our enemies may
employ against ns new perfidies, buni
some magazines, and make others furren
, cr - We must be prepared for every e
vent ; and for this reason your commit
tee is to propose to you new means.
Jambon Saint An'dre said, he had new
fuccefles to announce. Breard and him
felf had ordered a squadron of three ships
of the line and some frigates to cruize off
the coast of Ireland. They hadj-eturn
ed to Brest on the 23d of January after
f having made 15 prizes', of which 12 were
; already come into port, viz.
1 A Jersey corsair, carrying 10 guns, ta
ken by the Jean Bart.
La Mifiere, a Damfh brig, 120 tons,
from Amflerdam for Madrid, loaded with
grain, taken by !a Felicite.
Ihe Rural Maid, an English vessel of
three maft6, 300 tons, taken by the
Thames, an English frigate, now French.
The Mermaid, an Enghfh brig of 50
ton?, from Oporto, with wine and oran
ges, taken by the Infurgentc.
The Guftavus, a Swedi/h brig, 200
tons, from Stockholm, with grain, &c.
for Leghorn, taken by the Northumber
The Concord, an American vessel, 300
tons, and three mails, from Philadelphia,
with sugar, coffee, and cotton, for Eng.
land', by la Felicite.
The Suites, a Danish brig of 250 tons
from Amsterdam for Madrid, with giaiii
taken by the Infurgente.
The John, Sayer an American veffd
400 tons, from Virginia for England, with
tobacco, by the Infurgente.
The Daennates, a Danish brig, 200
tons, from Amsterdam for Leghoir.
with grain, by the Thames.
The Commerce of Bolton, an A men.
can brig 150 tons, from Boston, with
sugar, coffee, and cotton, for England, b'v
1 The Grenville, an English vessel, of
three marts and 300 tons, with coals, ta
ken by the Achillt.
• The Bonny, , an Englilh brig,
200 tons, with fait, taken by the Infur
The three other prizes arc expedled e.
COPENHAGEN, Jan. 21.
Four members of the commission, 0 f
which Grouville, the French AmbaiTador
is the chief, the citizens Aubray, Ho.
nore, Caftera, arid De La Mare, sent to
about 150 persons of this capital invitation
cards couched as follows,:
" Libert)', Equality, Fraternity !
Sir, You are invited by jhe French citi
zens, Aubray, Honore, Caftera, and I)e
La Mare, to be present at a ball and sup
per, which is to take place on Friday next
at the house of Rouch, in order to cele
brate the recapture of Toulon. The ball
begins at 6 o'clock."
Some pcrfons acccptcd the invitatior,
others declined it ; but when the govern
ment were informed of those
it thought proper to prevent a Mival
which might be attended with the moil
diiagreeable conftquences. The Intend
ant of the Police sent orders to the tavfm
keeper, Rouch, not to fuffer it to' be 51'v
en in Ins house— consequently it did nyt
take place, and the French commiiTaries
[ who had prepared it applied to the ma
gi/lrate for passports to quit our capital •
though they were immediately given to'
them, they are still in Copenhagen,
LONDON, J an.
» - Admiral Macbride is to have the com
mand of a fleet at the Nore, and will hon. \
ly horfl his flag there.
Yesterday the attorney and solicitors <ve -
neral and governors, and deputy govern
or < f the Bank of England had an inter
view with the miniftcr, at his house in
■Downing street, on t!ic new bill for put.
ting all French money into what the Jaco
bins call, a itate of arreftation.
. King ps Spain has published, in
imitation of his Britannic majeftv, a ma
niferto, or public declaration, explanatory
of his femimcnts towards the French na
1 he prince of Cofcourg is about to sur
render the command of the grand army
in Flanders, to the duke of Brunfwick.
Captain Curtis ftaod twelve hours »t
the helm, in the Swallow, on board of
which was the marquis Cornwallis i„
coming through the Channel,, in cor.'e
quence of their being chafed by a French
( Pr ' ncc Efterhazy paTed Frankfort on
the 22d uli. and was supposed to proceed
to England. Tlie prince isfaid to be sent
on a private buhnti'3 from the Emperor.
Envoys from the other allied powers are
expected to affemtle in London'in order
to concert meafiires with our miuiftry con
cerning the present circumltanccs of the
An article from Magdebourg favs, the
reason why M. la Fayette, Lamet'h, and
the other French officers are removed from
here to Glatz and Sileha, is, the expefVed
arrival of a number of their countrymen
prisoners of war. M. Lameth has enjoy
ed but a poor state of health ever lince lie
came; but by the king of Pruflia't leave,
his mother has attended him. All thofe
prifoners are said to have had the liberty
of reading, and to have been well flip plied
with books from perlons poffefiing libra
Saturday the Duke of York paid avifit
to the King Queen and Princefles, at
Windfoi Lodge, when a very affectionate
interview took place. The Duke llayed
about two hours, and afretwards returned
The Duke and Duchess of York dined
with their Majesties at the Queens Ledge.
The object of the Duke of York sjour
ney to England at present is principally ta .1