Gazette of the United-States. (New-York [N.Y.]) 1789-1793, October 10, 1789, Page 206, Image 2
Vo retire from the business of 4 the ieliian. Ido Uieiefore, numbly iubmit lnyfclf to your Lord ilups jnftice and goodness. Yet, if the Honorable Managers could ptopofe a fhorr time, such a pe lioil as your Lordihips could afford, in order to dole this impeachment, which I have been told (perhaps falfely) was to end with theprefeitt ar ticle, 1 ihould be willing in that cafe even to wave my defence, rather than protra<ft the decision to another year, or it may be for many years ; I would pray your Lordihips to proceed to judg ment on the evidence which my prosecutors have adduced for my conviction. My Lords, I hope I said nothing that is difrefpecftful to your Lordihips ; I am sure 1 have felt no other sent intents than those of defer ence and respeCt for this great afleinby." Lord Chanceilor. " Mr. Haltings, the Lords will certainly take intoconfideration every thing of the lort that has been said on your part, and which can poflibly be conducive to thejultice of the cafe : You will recollect that this is not at the instance of the Managers at all, but merely with a view to fee howtlie belt jultice can be done. In ail} rule the Lords shall come to, they will un doubtedly entertain a full conlideration of all those things which have been observed toyou." Mr. Hastings. " My Lords, I rely with per fect confidenceon your Lordihips judgment." A general murmur ran through the Court when he concluded. It struck us that every fpetlator drew a comparison in his own mind, between the fate of the man who had 1011, and of the man who had preserved an empire to Great Britain. The Lords then retired to their own chamber and presently a lnellkge was sent to the Commons' that they would proceed further on this Trial on the firft Tuesday after the next feflion of Parlia in en r. thus ended the third year of this extraordina ry Trial. EUROPEAN ACCOUNTS. VENICE, JULY 22. A I length the republic are forced into the war with the Infidel, whose resistless spirit has caused the apathy of the governing power. The navy is divided into three branches ; one intend ed to carry on an expedition againll the Barbary coait, one to fcotir the middle seas, and the o tlier to protect the trade at home. Our Senate have voted a million and a half of gold ducats lor this purpole, which is the greatelt sum em ployed lor that service in upwards of seventy years. The neceflity, however, juftifies the ex pence. EDINBURGH, AUGUST 6. On Monday fe'nnight as three young girls were bathing in the river Dee, near Kirkcudbright, two of them were unfortunately drowned, and the third would undoubtedly have ffiared the fame fate had it not been for theafliftance of a doe: which caught her by the hair of her head while going down. The girl when (he found herfelf ieized by the sagacious animal, grained it with an eagerness natural to one in her situation which would have rendered such assistance abor tive, but for the timely interference of a man from the ffiore, who, feeing the perilous situation in which llie was, humanely ventured into the water, and laid hold of the dog, which (till held her fait, and by this means saved her life. LONDON, AUGUST I. FROM PARIS. From thirty to forty heads are still called for by the Nation, (not the populace) and, if got hold of, will probably be in danger. M.Le No?r the late Lieutenant of the Police, is said to be ap prehended and the noted Beaumarchais is itridtly leeking after. Efficacious measures are taken by the city and the permanent committee, headed by Mr B-iily and JVI. de la Fayette, to prevent a repetition of bloody and irregular executions ; all the fufpert ed and accused persons are to be inltantly con veyed to the abbaye St. Germain, and kept there under guard of the armed citizens till trial. Over the pnfon is this infeription—Accufed, under the hand andJaje-gnard oj the nation. Addrefles are coming in from allthetoM'ns and corporate bodies, requiringpermiflion to form mi litias in their refpe<ftive diltri<ft s ; a measure which will certainly be adopted : The whole difficulty lies in afcertaming what part of the executive power shall have their formation. August There are two hundred and sixty female convidts on board the ffiip bound to New South Wales. Ihe crew, including officers, are about thirty in number ; each of tliem will doubt less select a mate for the voyage, and government have sent them baby-clothes 011 board for sixty in fants, 011 the probability that each of the cho sen ladies may have twins. A beautiful girl is amohgft the number of un happy creatures under sentence oftranfportation, who a short time since figured about town in the lirft flile of elegance. The committee of the Hotel de Ville in Paris has employed every means to search ast er,and in- veliigate all clrcumftances, wliich can tend to throw any light on the horrid plot that was pre pared againlt the people, and the city in particu lar. The utmost vigilance has therefore been observed, in fending every paper to the commit tee, which has been found on those persons who have been arrelled in attempting to escape. The moil important documents from which any thing can be drawn were found in the portfolio of M. Bethier, and in the pormanteau of the Prince de Lambefc, whole equipage was ftoped, altlio he himfelf escaped. What has been already done, is thus related to us : " This infernal cabal (the Oueen's party) did notpropofe to dil'mifs M. Neckar till the 16th of July at night, at which time the army, under Manhal Broglio, were to enter Paris, and l'eize on the principal polls in the city, which were to be guarded with cannon. The next morning it was to be proposed to the National Aflembly, to regilter the King's last declaration ; and in cafe of non-compliance, the States General were to bedifinifled,and a new Aflembly to be convened, to meet next November, which was to preclude a double representation of the Third Eltate, viz. the latter was only to have an equal number of votes as the other two orders. " The King's declaration was to be lent to all the provincial Parliaments and Bailiwicks, and it was expected they would enregilter it. bei s of" the Natiol.al Aflembly were to be arrett ed ; and 3 Bifliops, 4 Curates, 57 Nobles, among others the Duke of Orleans, and 23 Coinxnoners, were to be proscribed. A lubfeription of 12 millions of livres was promised among a few of the Nobility and Bilhops but they expected the greatest afliltance from the 1 lining ol 100 millions of paper money, which was to be forced into circulation under a heavy penalty of refilling it. These notes were alrea dy piinted oil".— 1 lie Baron de Bats was to have been at the head of the finances. He had under taken to make this paper negociable. " When it was hinted to one of the principal perlons who advifedthis fchen.e, that it was pof lible the National troops would not act under such a fyltem " Good ! said he, " promise them but the pillage of Paris, and I'll answer for their obedience." Such were the means intended to reduce the city of Paris, which was to have been the vicftiin of a licentious soldiery. August 6. The condud: of Spain has been charged as inimical to the freedom of France and if the infinuationbe eftabliflied, it will proba bly be fatal to her transmarine iriterelts : Alrea dy a participation of her South American colonies between Francs, and North America, is spo ken of among the leaders of the people and it is said, the condition of the division is an army nf 20,000 men, to be furnilhed by the United States. Copy of a letter said to be written by his Sardinian IMajefly to the King of trance. " Dear Brother, " 1 ani that the meekness of your own temper, as well as the inability of your charac ter, joined to the ignorance and treachery of your 111111 liters, have betrayedyouinto yourpre fentunfortunate situation ; but lean fee no other remedy, but that your Majelty mult haft en to grant of your own accord, what will otherwise be extorted by force. Your affectionate Brother, J"h 2 > VICTOR AMADOUS." Ajg usr 8. The four Companies of French guards which continued to do duty over the Kind's per lon at Versailles, have now left him, and joining their former comrades, are incorporated into the Versailles militia The Prince dcPoix late Captain of the private guard, now commands thele men ; and his Majesty apprehensive for the lafety oflnsperfon, has written to the Prince re queuing at least some invalids to mount guard at the palace gate. This could not be complied with as the town s-people infilled on doing the duty' which they have regularly performed, having o p s ciotr ' ™ thfrom the "•»<£ M.Touret, an advocate of Rouen, is elected of theDukfd T^ atl ° nal in the room exph eck 6 Llancourt j whose fifteen days are • T °u ret ' S le<flion is raifl to been car ried by the intrigues of the Clergy; he is not re pelted in an equal degree with either of the last residents ; and diflentions among the Members of the National Aflembly daily become visible van,ageofS£ y M " "'" ke ,heir is - of the >' OUII g Count de Broglio the theme of umverlal admiration; he liadde term,lied to fulfil his duty as a soldier, by obey ing his father s orders to fire ; but at the fame tune allured the Marshal, that he would place himfelf so as to fall thefirft victim of the people Rumoi s of plots and conspiracies are in circula tion ; and four people are in cultody, chareed with attempting to let the city on fire S Ihe Count d'Artois's banker rPiuet J has broke for upwards ofhalf , miUion a,rli„ g . cii cuniftances fecm to indicate tl at ti of this country will not be lb loon coinpoled as the friends of freedom a',,* 1 ea % had indulged themselves with the hope manit y FRENCH REFUGEE NOBILITY August 9. M.leComte d' Artois M 'ti de Henain, M. le Marquis de Polignac m 7 Vaudreuil, are at Namur. ' Ldc At are the following uerfnm M. le Prince de Conde, but calhng hin.leh'M I Comte de Natreuil , Wad. la Prince fie Louifed C onde, under the name of La Cointeile de w tin. Mad. la Princeflede Monaco rln • name allb to laComteflede I)" de Bourbon, M. le Due d'Enghlen, Mad. telle Amclie, Due d'A, lgo uleme, Dtic de Berri" M. lc 1 mice de Conti, Marquis and la Mam ■/ de Seran, M. le Marquis andV la Mar q "champ, M I'EvequedeTarpes, M.kDuehde de lirancal, Mile, de Nieuwenhcim, M. le R r , teuil, with his daughter and grand dau-Cr" Marquis du Chatelet, Colonelofthe French 2ua d ' Compte de Choifcul Meufe, M. le ChevflieJ Virieux, M. le Marquis de Belfunce, Marechal de Camp M de la Robert, M.leComte Ducayb M. le Chevalier M. le Comte d'An teuil, M. le C. d'Efpinchal, ' COmtedAn - AUGUST 11. At Bruflels the commotions and apprel.enfions of the people were such, on account of the Count D Artois the Pohgnacs, and other off'enfive cha racters taking refuge in that town, that the Maui ifrrates published a notice, by which they were re quired to leave Bruflels, and in consequence the ir a -r rt °r S } S ? ed t0 Turin - The P °lignacs are also difperfed,but their deftinationisnot asyet known. The Prince de Conde has solicited the Emperor s pernuflion to remain, but hisMaiefty' determination had not reached Bruflbls when the lait advices came away. AUGUTS 12. NEW CONSTITUTION OF FRANCE. On Tuefilay evening, the 4 tliinft.the Vifcomte tie Noaiues role 111 the National Aflbmbly, and in a glowing speech said, now was the time for the Aflembly to prove their gennine patriotism to the people, by shewing themselves their affec tionate and disinterested Representatives, devoid of every motive but the public good ; and by giving a great example to nations and to ages, in the lacrifice of " every abusive right andpri vilsge whatsoever," incidental to all the orders, pro\ inces,cities andcommunities,raife the French name to a height unparalleled in history, and confecrape their memory as worthy of represent ing the enlightened knowledge, the courage,the vn tue of lb great and generous a people. Xo sooner had he made a motion fur the aboli tion of the seigniorial rights, than the whole body or Nobles and Clergy rose as it were by one common nnpulfe to express their warmest appro bation ; and the moll fublimeltruggle took place 101 several hours, of who should be the foremoft m pointing out fonie frelh offering to liberty. 1 he deputies of the provinces, such as Franche, Comte, Burgundy, Brittany, Dauphine, Artois, &c. &c. and of the cities under similar circum ltances of poflefling peculiar privileges and ex emptions, joined in the general burlt of freedom; and after an enthusiastic converfation,notdebate, which lasted from seven o'clock till threeinthe moi ning of yelterday, the following articles were unanimously agreed on. I have only time to fend you the heads of them. Art. 1. Equality of taxes, to commence from the present moment. Art - 2 - The renunciation of all privileges foi orders, cities, provinces, and individuals, a general uniformity to take place throughout the whole kingdom. Art. 3. The redemption of all the feudal rights. Art. 4. Suppreflion of mortmain and person al servitude. Art. 5. The produce of the redemptionof the estates of the Clergy to be applied to the aug mentation of the salaries of parifli prielts. Art. 6. The abolition of the game-laws and capitaineries. Art. 7. The abolition of the seigniorial jii rifdnflions. 6 Art. 8. The abolition of the venality of offices. Art. 9. Jultice to be rendered gratuitously to the people. Art. 10. The abolition of the privilege 1 ! dove cotes and warrens (a dreadful and serious grievance to the French peasant). Art. 11. The redemption of tithes and field rents- Art. 12. It is forbidden to create in future any rights of the fame nature, or any other feu dal rights whatever. Art. 13. The abolition ofthefees ofparifh prielts, for births, marriages or deaths, except in cities. Art. 14. A speedy augmentation of the be nefices of parish prielts. Art. ij. The fuppreflion of the droits a an nates ,or firft fruits. The sum paid by France to the Pope on this head, amounted annuall) to 357,1331 Iterling. Art. 16. The admiflion of all rank sos ci" zens to civ:l and military employments.