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and are put off and on in an instant; they, have helmets the same as our Horse Guards, straight long swords and pistols, but no carbines; and if there is a good horse to be found they are sure to have it.
Many days after the battle, the fields of Waterloo continued to present great numbers of poor persous, particularly females, seeking for plunder. Every rag was searched, in expectation it could produce gold or silver lace or money. Among the most common spoils were the eagles worn on the fronts of the caps of some of the French regiments. These when broken off, were sold at Brussells for about two francs each. Among the French killed and wounded, were found an immense number of letters from friends, relatives, and lovers, who have to lament their loss.
A Russian courier who passed through Frankfort on the 24th, carried from the Emperor Alexander to Prince Blucher the insignia of the Order of St. Anne of the First Class, and a present of 200,000 silver roubles (a million of francs).
Buonaparte's carriage, which the Prussians have taken, will be carried to Berlin.
"On the first rumour of that cruel event, consternation and grief sat on every countenance; but next day hope began to mix
The States-General of Holland, in gratitude for the exertions of the Prince of Orange in the battles of the 16th and 18th of June, have come to the resolution to present his Royal Highness with the do-itself with regret. The reports of deposimain of Soestdyk, with all its dependen- The funds; which the day before had been tion and abdication began to circulate. cies, in the name of the Dutch people, to be held by him in full property; and to fit at 53, experienced a sudden rise of 4 per up and furnish the royal hunting seat cent. On Thursday, the day when the there at the public expence. A monument abdication was at last pronounced, the in honour of the troops is also to be erected funds rose from 55 to 60. From the openon the domain, ing of the Exchange, some voices having for this sudden rise, an unanimous shout of noticed to what hopes they were indebted applause was heard every time the crier proclaimed the constantly rising price of the funds.
Berlin, June 24. Our capital is intoxicated with joy. Great was the exultation of to-day, when Lieutenant Nerest brought the glorious dispatches from Prince Blucher. He was preceded by 36 postilions blowing their horns, and surrounded by an immense population,
Lieutenant Nernst made his journey the captured carriage of the Duke of Bassano. Besides Buonaparte's carriage, seven other carriages in his suite were captured. The Prussian soldiers who made this booty were laden with Napoleons d'or.
Hamburgh, June 23.-Yesterday the most important news of the great victory was communicated to the public at our theatre, by the manager Hersfeld, and produced indescribable rejoicing.
Brunswick, June 26. It was near midnight on the 22d, when the body of our lamented Prince was brought here. Se veral thousand persons went to meet it. At the distance of a mile from the town the horses were taken from the hearse, which was drawn by the people to the palace.
The news had an extraordinary effect upon our 'Change to day. All holders of colonial produce and manufactures kept buck, so that the prices were merely nominal.
The grief of the whole country is in expressible for the loss of our Prince.
Paragraphs from the Journal de l'Em pire of the 30th of June and the 2d of July :
"Nine days have scarcely elapsed since Buonaparte himselfbrought us the news of the destruction of his chosen army. The aspect of Paris during that interval would form the topic of a multitude of observations. We confine ourselves to what took place upon 'Change; for it is the best and least deceitful index of public opinion.
"A slight cloud having overcast the political horizon, occasioned on Saturday having afforded time to judge of the state a fall of from 5 to 6 per cent.; but Sunday of things, and public opinion and wishes continuing to urge on events towards the desired end, the funds again improved.
Yesterday, the 28th, the hope of a happy conclusion, surmounted the fears which the approach of Lord Wellington's army might have inspired, and the 5 per cents. rose to 68; and to-day the 29th, notwithstanding some alarming reports res pecting the tranquility of Paris, the funds have risen in equal proportion." are in request at 64. The bank shares
June 25. Buonaparte applied to the Prowhich were immediately granted. Passvisional Government for two frigates, ports for his voyage to the United States the result will be seen by the following were asked of the Duke of Wellington;
Copy of a Letter to Count Bignon.
his Majesty's ship under my command, with a proposal for me to receive on board Napoleon Buonaparte, for the purpose of throwing himself on the generosity of his Royal Highness the Prince Regent.
Conceiving myself authorised by their Lordships secret order, I have acceded to the proposal, aud he is to embark ou board this ship to-morrow morning.
That no misunderstanding might arise, I have explicitly and clearly explained to Count Las Cassas, that I have no authority whatever for granting terms of any sort; but that all I can do is to convey him and his suite to England, to be received in such a manner as his Royal Highness may deem expedicnt.
of the 25th. I have already written to the Commissioners named to treat with the Allied Powers for peace, upon the proposition for a suspension of hostilities; a reply which your Excellency has seen, and to which I have nothing to add. As to what regards a passport and protection for Napoleon Buonaparte to go to the United States of America, I must inform your Excellency, that I have no authority from iny Government to give any sort of anawer whatever to that demand.
"I have the honour to be, Mons. le Comte, with the highest consideration, your obedient servant, (Signed) WELLINGTON. A French minor paper-Paris printedhas the following: "Napoleon Buouaparte was very careful in providing himself with good books upon America, before his departure from Malmaison. He asked for a great many, and went himself to see that they were put into his carriage. He said to those who were near him, that be renounced for ever the tumult of the world and of business, and that he had no other wish but to end his days peaceably in the United States of America, amidst a free and hospitable people. He expressed a wish to see M. Cadet Gassicourt, and spoke with him for some minutes in private. Napoleon, before his abdication, granted the decoration of the Order of Reunion, to some of those employed in the Office of the Secretary of State."
The same paper mentions the following persons as composing the suite of Buonaparte, on his way to Rochefort :-Generals Bertrand, Savary, Lallemand, Labedoyere, Montholon, and Gorgau; Colonels Baillon and Deschamps; the chiefs of squadron, Morin, Resigny, and Sir Yon; Capt. Pieron, Lieutenant Aurie; Delas-hero, who seated himself on the hearth of case, chamberlain, and his son; Ste. Ca- Admetus, King of the Molossians, his therine, page; Bathery, secretary; Regan, household gods being placed around; and surgeon; Cotin and Appiani, maitres d'ho- in this, the most solemn and submissive tel; Planat, St. Jacques, and Chiappe, manuer, for a suppliant, be besought prowith eight or ten domestics. tection-which he received.] NAPOLEONICA.
"NAPOLEON. [The allusion to Themistocles, who presented himself as a suppliant, has been mistaken by the newspapers, which have referred it to the reception of Themistocles at the Court of Xerxes: the wordsm'asseoir sur les foyers- literally, to seat myself on the hearth of the British people, refers to the humble posture of the Grecian
[Napoleon, arrived at Rochefort, tried every way to escape; but finding that he must surrender either on land, or at sea, he chose the latter, of which the following is the official account.]
[The following is given in the French papers, as a copy of the letter written by Buonaparte to His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, and sent before his arrival.]
"Exposed to the factions which divide my Country, and to the enmity of the great Powers of Europe, I have terminated my political career, and I come, like Themistocles, to throw myself upon the hospitality (m'asseoir sur les foyers) of the British People. I claim from your Royal Highness the protection of the laws, and throw myself upon the most powerful, the most constant, and the most generous of my enemies.
For the information of my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, I have to acquaint you that the Count Las Cassas and General Allemand this day came on board
Since the Violet's fair emblem Napoleon chose,
grief, That the Violet goes off with the full of its leaf.
Admiralty-Office July 25 1815.
Paris, July 14-Yesterday a consider
Extract of a Letter from Captain Maitland, of his Majesty's ship Bellerophon, to John Wilson Croker, Esq. dated in Bas-able sum was paid on account of contribuque Roads, the 14th inst. tions imposed on Paris. It was the produce of a distribution of the burthen on different classes of citizens. The notaries, it is said, paid 226,600 francs; the law agents, 500,000; the merchants, 600,000; the
bankers, 400,000; the Exchange agents, 100,000. Towards the re-imbursement of the money thus advanced, they are to receive municipal bonds, payable on the amount of the extraordinary contributions to be imposed on the persons and property of the capital.
There was no 'Change yesterday.
[This contribution was imposed by Marshal Prince Blucher, to pay his Prussians with:-at the intercession of King Louis, it was reduced from 100,000,000 francs (say 4,000,000l.) to 8,000,000 francs. Whether the first sum was rated so high, in order to be reduced, we know not; but it passes for certain, that the Duke of Wellington declined to interfere in asking its diminution: also, that the King of Prussia and the Emperor Alexander, followed his Grace's example. There was no 'Change during several days: from this cause, though another was assigned.]
Thanksgiving Prayer for the late Victory at Waterloo.
"O God the Disposer of all human events, without whose aid the strength of man is weakness, and the counsels of the wisest are as nothing, accept our praise and thanksgiving for the signal victory which thou hast recently vouchsafed to the Allied Armies in Flanders. -Grant O merciful God, that the result of this mighty battle, terrible in conflict, but glorious beyond example in success, may put an end to the miseries of Europe, and stanch the blood of Nations.--Bless, we beseech Thee, the Allied Armies, with thy continued favor. Stretch forth Thy right hand to help and direct them. Let not the glory of their progress be stained by ambition, nor sullied by revenge: but let Thy Holy Spirit support them in danger, controul them in victory, and raise them above all temptation to evil, through Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom with Thee, and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory now, and for ever. Amen."
Citizens on Military Duty.
The Secretary of State for the home department has applied to the Light Horse Volunteers" for their assistance at this important conjuncture, by such an extension of their services as their occupations will allow." They have in consequence tendered their services for any duty by which the disposable force of regular troops may be augmented. The Commander in Chief has assigned to them the London duty the Life Guards have in consequence marched, and the Light Horse Volunteers relieve the 14th Light Dragoons at the Horse-guards.
Thursday, July 18, the City of London Light Horse Volunteer Corps, having formally relieved the 14th dragoons, commenced duty at the Horse Guards. These gentlemen were relieved from this duty, with thanks from the Commander in Chief, after about ten day's service.
Bank of England Accounts,--The aver age amount of Public Balances in the hands of the Bank, between the 1st of February, 1814, and the 5th of January, 1815, both inclusive, upon accounts opened at the Bank, was 261,1621.; and the amount of the same (exclusive of the Exchequer account) between the 1st of February, 1814, and the 15th of January,
1815, both days inclusive, upon accounts opened at the Bank, previous to the 28th of March, 1800, was 4,227,0251. The ag gregate amount of Bank notes (including 1,200,2201. in Bank Post Bills) in circulation on the 15th of May, was 26,473,860!. The average amount of unclaimed dividends in the hands of the Bank for twelve months, up to the 1st of January, was 779,7941. making the gross amount 9,357,5331. The amount of unclaimed dividends in the hands of the Bank on the 1st of January, 1815, was 1,297,7421. of which 876,7891. has been advanced to Government per 31 and 48 Geo. III. leaving a remainder in the Bauk of 421,003l.
Ricardo) who availed himself of his priority Fortune's Way. The Stockholder (Mr. of intelligence respecting the victory of Waterloo, by the purchase of Omnium to the amount of near a million sterling, at
per cent. premium, sold out to nearly as in the course of a few days afterwards. It great an extent, at 124 per cent. premium, book (besides money lodged at his Banker's) is said that he carried home in one pocket o less a sum in cheques than three hundred thousand pounds.
The Rev. Sir Henry Bate Dudley, Bart. Editor of the Morning Herald, lately collated to a prebendal stall.
ST. PAUL'S CLOCK being proverbially correct, any error excites some degree of wonder, and on Saturday the 24th of June, an instance occurred worth recording. At the hour of one, the clock struck, and after an interval of half a minute went on striking 12 more, making in the whole 13; the circumstance occasioned a good deal of confusion, people who supposed it one o'clock, were astonished at hearing St. Paul's strike, as they supposed, twelve; and were more so when on looking at their watches they found they had lost an hour.
Small Por, decline of
confirmation, observed, that among the An elderly gentleman present at a late the small pox on the face; whereas in the 1003 young persons, not one had a mark of early part of his life he had, on similar occasions, seen more than half strongly so marked.
Accident. The Baptist Chapel, in Falmouth, leans against the natural rock; a part of which fell down lately with a tremendous crash, carrying before it the side and end walls; the roof, thus deprived of its supporters, fell in, and crushed the pews, in one common ruin. Happily, no person was hurt,
Upwards of eight thousand acres of waste land having been lately brought into cultivation in Westmoreland, and freed from all manner of tithes, the effect upon the Kendal market has been remark-it ably striking. From this inclosure alone the county is able to become an exporter of grain, although previously obliged to neighbouring counties for its own support.
Lower prices less money.
At Peterborough fair, July 10, there was a large show of neat cattle, which were disposed of at reduced prices. One respectable Scotch jobber states that he lost 1501. by the Stock he had at the fair, even if he should be so fortunate as to get paid for all he sold. From the extreme want of money, he was obliged to give credit where former dealings led him to place any confidence in the purchaser; and this he did at Peterborough fair to the tent of 1,500l.
Theatricals: Prices raised.
Drury Lane Theatre closed on Thursday July 13 for the season.—Mr. Raymond the Manager, in bidding adieu to the auex-dience, announced a rise in the pit admission, from 3s. 6d. to 4s. in consequence of the great increase of expences to the establishment.
Commemoration of Knowledge.
An handsome monument has recently been erected by the Fellows of the Horticultural and Linnæan Societies of London, in Chelsea Church-yard, to the memory of PHILIP MILLER, the author of the Gardener's Dictionary, who died in 1771, in testimony of their gratitude, for the nent services rendered to the sciences of Botany and Horticulture by his industry and writings.
into a Living Monument, which, by care
The following is the inscription on the slab:
The celebrated bull, Comet, which was emi-purchased at the Ketton Sale, in October, 1810, for 1,000 guineas, by Messrs. Trotter, Wetherell, Charge, and Wright, died lately at Cleasby, in Yorkshire.
On closing Covent Garden Theatre also, a similar notice was given: the audience testified their disapprobation :-but the opening will shew whether they retain it.
Complimeut, by the King of beasts. The grand lion on the front of Northumberland House is dressed with laurel, in compliment to Lieutenant-Colonel Percy, the bearer of the Duke of Wellington's dispatches.-This gallant officer is a nephew of the Duke.
During the last war 1140 pieces of ordnance were taken from the enemy; their value, when melted down, was supposed to be more than 500,000l.
Military ardour: stronger than nature.
The following proof of "What's in a name?" we had from an Officer then present. In one of the great battles of the Peninsula, the remaining part of the soldiers of General Picton's fighting brigade were laid down upon their arms, worn out with the work of slaughter, when they per ceived Lord Wellington approaching them at a gallop-" Here he comes!" cried a serjeant," so up again, my lads! we must all be gay as larks!" on which they all started up from the ground, and again, fatigued as they were, joined in the pursuit of the French.