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the murder of Monsieur Fualdes at Rhodez, FRANCE.— The long negociations at Pa- in a house of bad fame, on the 19th March ris, regarding the claims of foreign subjects last year. The long continued and arduon the Government of France, have at ous judicial proceedings which followed length, through the mediation of the Duke upon this case, ended on the 3d of May of Wellington, been brought to a conclu- last, at Albi, in the condemnation to death sion. By a convention, dated the 25th of of five of the murderers, Bastide, Jaussion, April 1818, and signed by the Duc de Colard, Bach, and the woman Bancal, in Richelieu, and the ministers of the four whose house the murder was committed. great powers respectively, the French Go. The three former were executed on the 3d vernment is bound to the Allied Powers June, and the sentences of the two latter (Britain not included) in the principal sum were changed to perpetual imprisonment. of 240,800,000 f. ; to provide for which it Anne Benoit, an accomplice, wás sentenced undertakes to enter in the Great Book of to hard labour for life ; and Madame Man, France 12,040,000 of rentes; which are son, first retained as a witness, but afterto be placed in the hands of Commissioners wards arraigned and tried as an accom. appointed by the four Allied Courts, to be plice, was acquitted and set at liberty. It by them distributed amongst the individual was the mysterious and dramatic behaviour claimants of their several countries, accord of this woman, during her examinations, ing to certain principles and regulations and on the trial,--her faintings, and frereferred to in the body of the convention. quent incoherent exclamations of horror, A twelfth part of the sum due to each which gave such an interest to the case; power is to be liquidated on the 1st of and in nothing, indeed, was ever the levity every month ; and the rentes are to com and frivolity of the French character more mence from the 22d March 1818.
clearly displayed,--no event of the highest A separate treaty has been concluded concern in the moral or political world with Great Britain, providing for the more could have excited a deeper sensation of speedy discharge of the claims admitted in interesi throughout France, than did the favour of the subjects of his Britannic Ma- murder of M. Fualdes, and the proceedings jesty. By this instrument the King of consequent thereon ; as a proof of which, France engages to place at the disposal of it need only be mentioned, that the keeper the English Commissioners a rente of of a show in Paris offered Madame Man3,000,000 francs, equivalent to a capital of son a very large sum of money to allow 60,000,000; and to liquidate therefrom, him to exhibit her to the public. This by monthly payments, the principal and proposal, however, the lady indignantly reinterest of the British claims. The rights jected. of English subjects touching certain goods Spain. The Paris papers mention an Warehoused at Bourdeaux in the year 1814, instance of the miserable imbecility of the are reserved by a special article from the Spanish Government, in a case of extreme operation of the present treaty.
importance to the commercial interests of The King of France, it appears, 'is re- the country. The King of Spain issued an solved to put down the infamous traffic in ordinance some time since for constituting slaves, which, notwithstanding his former four free ports in his kingdom, a measure, ordinances, continued to disgrace the French the advantages of which could not be colonies and establishments on the coast of doubted in the present circumstances of Africa. «His Majesty has issued an ordi. the Spanish monarchy ; but the ordinance Dance for maintaining a French cruizing was represented by the favoured merchants squadron on the coast of Africa, for the of Cadiz as injurious to their interests, and purpose of visiting all French vessels that it has been countermanded. Thus the geappear within the limits of the French do- , neral good of the state has been sacrificed minions in that part of the world, and for to preserve the monopoly of this single compreventing the violation of the previous or., munity. The merchants of Cadiz have ders issued by the Government, in confor. hitherto assisted the Government in the mity with the treaties concluded with prosecution of the sanguinary war against Great Britain.
the American provinces, and the Govern. Most of our readers will recollect the ex ment was, no doubt, afraid of displeasing traordinary interest excited in France, and, them. to a considerable degree, in Britairs, by GERMANY.- The prospectus of the
new constitution for Bavaria was published
ASIA. at Munich on the 28th May. There are to East INDIES.-In our last we noticed be two chambers; the upper, in which the the successful termination of the war with mediatised Princes are to have hereditary Holkar, and the Raja of Berar. Dispatches seats, will consist of the nobles, and a cer- containing details of these events have since tain number of prelates to represent the re- been published in the London Gazette; ligious communities ; the lower chamber and although the events are not new, the will contain the representatives of towns, particular circumstances attending them universities, &c. The States General are are interesting and satisfactory to the nasummoned, for the first time, for the 1st of tion. The principal military transaction January 1819.
related is the battle between Sir Thomas Accounts from Frankfort state, that the Hislop and the army of Holkar, on the differences between the Duke of Bavaria 21st of last December. This engagement and the Grand Duke of Baden are amica was over in three hours, and ended in the bly settled, through the mediation of the capture of the whole of the enemy's artilAustrian Court.
lery, and the entire defeat and dispersion Among some recent demands addressed of his army, with a loss of 3000 men. to the Djet of Frankfort, are the establish- The conduct of Brigadier General Sir ment of an entire freedom of the press in John Malcolm, who commanded the ad. Germany, and the security of commerce, vance under Sir T. Hislop, and led the not as hitherto, by the subsidiary aid of a assault on the left of the enemy's line, foreign navy, but by vessels of their own, called from his Excellency the highest built in their own ports and rivers. encomiums; and as we learn from private
Some alarms having been excited on the accounts, the warmest admiration of the Continent respecting the motives which whole British army. The greater part of have given rise to the approaching assem- the proceedings of General Doveton against bly of Allied Sovereigns at Aix-la-Chapelle, the forces of the Rajah of Berar, which the Courts of Prussia, Austria, and Rus- finally resulted in the capture of Nagpoor, sia, have thought proper to issue a state and in the submission of the whole country paper, declaring that the objects of the to our arms, have been for some time be. Royal Congress are “ foreign to every fore the public. The loss, however, susterritorial change;" that, besides the tained by General Doveton, in an unsucpurpose of consolidating their friend. cessful attack on the palace of Nagpoor, ship towards each other, the Sovereigns appears more serious than we had been have in view to “ determine the attitude" prepared to expect. The attempt to storm which Germany ought to assume after the being made on the 24th of December, was evacuation of France by the occupying ar- completely repulsed by the Arabs and other my; and that there being no formal con- troops in the service of the Rajah, who gress but only an “ amicable and confiden- killed and wounded above 300 of our men, tial meeting,” no diplomatic agent will be including 140 Europeans and 10 officers. accredited thereto from any Court or So. On the 30th of December the Arab garrivereign.
son evacuated the city, on certain condiDENMARK.—A decree of the King, of tions, when it was forthwith occupied by the 10th June, prohibits, under severe pe- the British troops. Our Government, as nalties, the printing of any thing which was stated in former dispatches, was in contains offensive expressions respecting fo- possession of the Rajah's person. reign Sovereigns, who are upon terms of It was on the 17th November that the friendship with Denmark, even though it British standard was planted on the walls should be taken from foreign works or of Poonah, and in the end of February newspapers.
the Peishwa was still in the field. POLAND.—The revenues of the king A Madras Gazette Extraordinary, of the dom of Poland amounted last year to above 9th of February, contains extracts from a 60 millions of Polish florins, and the dis- Calcutta Gazette of 234) January, the most bursements to 52 millions : there is thus material of which are the terms of the an overplus of eight millions in the trea- treaty concluded with Holkar. According Sury.
to these, the Company's Government agree TURKEY.-Letters from Bucharest, in to extend the same protection to the domiWallachia, dated the 17th March, an- nions of Holkar as to their own, and he, nounce, that an earthquake has destroyed on his part, promises to assist them in the the great and flourishing town of Philip- resistance of all freebooters. He also conpopoli, in Romania. This town counted firms the engagement made by the British at least 70,000 inhabitants. We are as Government with the Nabob Ameer Khan, sured that it has been altogether swallowed and renounces all claim to the dominions of up in the subterranean abyss, and that its the latter. He codes to the British Go. traces are in vain sought for. The posi- verr.ment all claim of tribute from the tive date of this disastrous cvent is not Rajpoot princes, and of territories within stated.
or north of the Reoordic Hills. In conse