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how large a part of Europe is united in pressed with the necessity of defending all a cause of such general concern, that is most dear to us, and relying, as we

“ 1 reflect, with unipeakable fatis. may with confidence, on the valour and fa&tion, on the ftcady loyalty and firm refources of the nation, on the continued attachment to the established Conftitue -efforts of so large a part of Europe, and, tion and Government, which; notwith- above all, on the incontestable justice of standing the continued efforts employed our cause, let us render our conduct a conto mislead and to seduce, have been so 'tralt to that of our enemies, and, by cul. generaily prevalent among all ranks of tivating and practising the principles of my People. These sentiments have humanity and the duties of religion, enbeen eminently manifested in the zeal deavour to merit the continuance of the and alacrity of the Militia to provide divine favour and protection, which have for our internal defence ; and in the been fo eminently experienced by these distinguished bravery and spirit dito kingdoms.” played on every occasion by my forces [From the extremne pressure of other boch by sea and land : They have temporary matter in this Number, we are maintained the luftre of the British obliged to pultpone the account of the DeName, and have thewn themselves bates which entired in both Houses of Par. worthy of the blessings which it is the liament on the above Speech, to next object of all our exertions to preserve. Month; and must content ourselves, at

Gentlemen of the House of Commons, present, with observing, that in the House

“ I have ordered the neceflary etti. of Lords, Lord Stair moved the Address 'mates and accounts to be laid before of Thanks to his Majesty, which was seyou; and I am perfuaded you will be conded by Lord Auckland; when Loru ready to make such provision as the exis Guildford nioved, as an Amendment to gencies of the time may l'equire. I feel the Address, “ 'That his Majesty might too fenfibly the repeated proofs which I be prayed graciously to take into considera have received of the affection of my sub ation those modes which to him fermed most jects not to lament the necessity of any likely to obtain Peace on such terms as apadditional burthens. It is, however, a peared proper, and that nothing in the great confolation to me, to observe the existing circunstances of the French Gofavourable state of the Revenue, and the veroment might be any obstacle to the compleat success of the meafure which furtherance of the Peace.” A long dewas last year adopted for removing the bate took place, in which the Duke of embarrassments affecting commercial cie Portland, Earl. Spencer, the Eorl of dir.

Mansfield, Lord Grenville, and the Lord “ Great as must be the extent of our Chancellor, spoke in favour of the Allexertions, I trust you will be enabled to dress; the Duke of Norfolk, Fart of provide for them in such a manner as to Derby, Earl Stanhope, Mirznis of Laní: avoid any pressure which could be severely down, and. Earl of Lauderdale, for the felt by my people.

Amnendment. The Earts of Carlisle, Is My Lords and Gentlemen, Kinnoul, and Hardwicke spoke againit “ In all your deliberations you will the Amendment, and pledged themielves undoubtedly bear in mind the true grounds to support the Minister in ihe profecution and origin of the war.

of the war.

The queltion being calleu “ An attack was made on us and on for the House divided, Contents for the our Allies, founded on p:inciples which original motion, 97, Non-contents 12. tend to destroy all property, to lühvert the laws and religion of every civilizid The proceedings in the House of Comnation, and to introduce univerfally that MONS took a tiimilar turn to those in the wild and defructive fyftem of rapine, Upper Hove, the Address to his Majelty anarchy, and impiety, the effects of which, being mored by Lord Clitden, and feas they have already been manifested in conded by Sir Peter Burrell, The France, furnish a Treadful but oletul Amendment was moved by the Earl of leffon to the present age, and to posterity Wycombe, and feconded by Cul.

“ It only re:rairis toi us to persevere in Tarlet..n. Several inembers spoke on our uniteu exertions: Tieir disconunuance each fide, and the debate continued ull or relixation could hardly procure even a pit fie the next morning, when the short interval of delufive repose, and could Houte divided, for the Addreis 277, never terminate in security or peace. im. ag init it 59.]

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INHABITANTS
DOMINGO.

S T A TE P A P E R s. Substance of a MEMORIAL addressed delivering them to the Imperial and by His Royal Highness the ARCH Royal Treasury: DekE CHARLES to the States of Lifts of names of those who thall make the AUSTRIAN NETHERLANDS, such Patriotic Donations thall be printed requesting a Supply from the Sub

every fortnight, &c. &c. JECTS of the EMPEROR in those Provinces, for the Purpoíc of de- Translation of the PROCLAMATION fraying the EXPENCES of the WAR. issued by LIEUTENANT-COLONEL

WITELOCKE; Commander of the THE moment is arrived in which it

Expedition from JAMAICA to ST. is become ini portant to oppose to DOMINGO, on his arrival at that a deftructive enemy, who is preparing Ifand. to make a powerful and its last effort, PROCLAMATION. and of courle the most vigorous refiftance. Reunited under their Sovereign Lieutenant-Govei nor and Commander

HIS Excellency Adam Williamson, who prorects them, the inhabitants of these Provinces will never figh under in Chief of Jainaita, &c. &c. &c. having the dreadfui yoke of French Delpotifm!

been pleased to make choice of me, 1: is here, where that Despotism has John Whitelocke, Lieutenant-Colonel already found, and always will find, its

of his Majesty's 13th regiment of foot, limits. It is to this country, perhaps, iclion of a part of the Colony of st:

to command the forces sent to take por. that Europe will owe the prelersation of its religious as well as its fo. Domingo, I have received his Excelcial liate.

lency's orders to publish the following

Proclamation : The Emperor, undoubtedly, has al. ready made, and will continue to make,

ST* ample facrifices, in order to keep the Diary chests in the most affluent con The King of Great Britain has, for dition, a measure essentially necessary a long time, deplored the horrid ditfor the success of our caute ; but, whilst tresses which you have sufferedz his the other States of this vaft Monarchy, protection, repeatedly solicited by a alitougla less interested than the Ne- number of you, would not have been therlands in the success of his Majesty's solicited in vain, if Kings could at all 2rms in the prelent war, have given him times give way to their sensibility. At Tepeated proofs of their ardcnt attach- length the time is arrived, when he can ment to the common cause, by contri. follow the emotions of his own heart, butions in men and money; we should in receiving you among the number of decm it a breach of confidence towards his subjects, and in adopting you as a the good and loyal inhabitants of these part of his large family. Provinces, if we did not offer to them His Britannis Majesty having, with an opportunity to manifest their zeal for his usual goodnels, granted the prayers the cause of all nations attached to re- of a great part of your countrynien, on ligion, juftice, decent manners, and the their Petition presented to him the è sth fecurity of persons and property, by of last February,, has sent orders to Ma. voluntary parriotic gifts.

jor-General Adam Williamson, his We therefore hope, that the Mem. Lieutenant-Governor of Jamaica, to bers of your Afsembly particularly, will decach immediately the necessary forces be the first who will set an exani le by to St. Domingo, to take pofieilion of liberal contributions and facrifices as the Colony, or a part of it, until

gee much as their private circumstances will neral peace between the Allied Powers permit; and you will point out in every and the Government of France shall town and village receiving places, where established a decided Sovereignty in the such voluntary donations will be col. Colony..

I am intrusted with this expedition. We have appointed for that purpose It is not as a conqueror, but as a faa Central Committee at Brussels, at the ther, that his Majefty is pleased to take bead of which we bave placed Viscount poffeffion of this territory. For this Defndrouin, Treaiurer-General; and purpose his Majesty has intrusted me defire you to establish throughout the with the command of a body of forces Provinces, other Committees in Corre. adequate to ensure respect to the British spondence with the Central Committee Flag; and at the fame time to punish for the reception of such donations, and thole who may perfit in difturbing your

lected in our name.

Vou

tranquillity. It is by persuasion, rather with those of the mother-country which than by force, I would conquer. A protects it. more formidable squadron, and a greater Admitting this simple truth, his Mabody of men would have reduced the jesty is willing to preserve to you all whole Colony ; but it would have left your rights. i accordingly declare to me in doubt of the fincerity of thote you, in his Royal name, that as soon as who furierdered. His Majesty will peace shall be established, you will have only have subjects worthy of his pro a Colonial Assembly, to regulate, esta. rection, and of the favours and advan- blith, and enable you to exercise those tages which the British Government rights.-In the mean time all the old fecures to them. For this reason I French laws will be enforced, as far as Thall exhaust every means of convic- they are found not adverse to the mea. tion before I employ the forces which I sures requisite for the re-establishment have under my command, or send for of peace. others, ready to embark, in order to Every individual shall enjoy his Civil reduce those who refift

, and punish Rights, and the laws for the security of the au:hors and agents of the revolt. property shall also be enforced and main

People of St. Domingo! the objects tained. of all political institutions being the ge His Majesty is desirous to secure to meral interests of society, and the good creditors the payment of their debts

. of the Members of that society, an exact But being sensibly affected by the causes observance of the laws can alone accom which have concurred to distress the plish those objects.

colony, and waste your property, and It is necesary to convince you of this at the same time anxious to favour your inconteftible truth, the inattention to exertions to repair your Chattered for. which has been the cause of all your tunes, he has authorized me to declare misfortunes, viz. That while we wish to you, that at the express prayer of the to exact the most abject fubmiffion from inhabitants and planters, he is graciously others, we ought not to be daily giving pleased to grant a suspen tion from proexamples of inlubordination in our own fecutions for debts, with a suspension of conduct. Union is ngetfsary among you; interest on such debts, to be computed it will redouble your strength.

from the ift day of Angust 1791, and to Very long experience must have in- continue from that for twelve years, formed you, that the most effe&tual tie under certain restrictions. you can have on your flaves, is the white The local taxes for the expences of people affording an example of obedi- your protection, and the administration ence to their fuperiors. "Call to your of Government, Ihall be, until further recollection the hourishing state of St. orders, upon the footing of 1789. En. Domingo under this order of things, gland will make the necessary advances and with that compare the horrors of to make good the deficiency ; such ad. which it has since become the theatre, vances to be reimbursed at a future day by the neglect of those laws which for- by the Colony: merly governed you.

The municipal taxes for defraying It was not with a view to ercet a the expences of Divine Worship, of the theatre of Republican virtues, nor for Interior Guards in the Quarters, and the display of human knowledge, that for the punishment of Negroes, Thail colonies were established in the West be also on the same footing as in 1789, Indies. The real prosperity of a co except the discharges to those whose lony depends on the quantity of its pro- plantations have been burned. duce; and the object of the parent itatc The inhabitants shall enjoy the priviis to increasc its exports with as little lege of exporting their clayed sugars

, axpence as possible. A colony depen- subject to luch duties as shall be deemd cent on its mother-country for its com neceffary. mercial advantages, for its protection The Roman Catholic religion Wall and defence, can consequently have no be maintained, without prejudice to any exterior politics, and never should affect other form of Divine Worihip, the exwhat belongs to Sovereignty.

ercise of which shall be alike per: To assess the impofts, and watch over mitted. their application, this is the only share Your ports shall be open to American of Sovereignty that a colony can exer vessels. cise ; it ought to enact laws beneficial If any of the inhabitants know that to the community, and not claihing any part of their property has been car:

ried

ried into foreign countries, they may to People of your description in the Co. freely address themselves to me, and I lonies—or the punishment of your will, in the name of his Britannic Ma- offences. jetty, reclaim such property, as belong Lay down those arms which have ing to his subjets.

been put into your hands for your own You see, unfortunate people, that deftruction; resume the management of your interests are dear to his Britannic your plantations; or, come and unite Majesty

. In granting the prayers of yourselves under our ftandard, to puryour countrymen, he does not desire to chase the remiffion of your faults, by lubject you instantly to laws to which aiding our troops in reducing the Rebel you are strangers. He preserves to you Slaves to obedience. You will, then, your ancient customs, where they are

under our Government, find a secure not contrary to civil order and the ge- protection—then will you experience neral interest. He wills only, that ne those sweets, that ease and calm, which ceffary measures of every kind should only result from good conduct. be employed, to compel the flaves to In fine, obey the voice of Nature and due fubmiffion and obedience, and to of Reason; avail yourselves of the oppose an insurmountable barrier to the moment of indulgence and lenity; it {pirit of innovation, and to the mea- will pass rapidly away, and when the fures which your enemies are conspiring day of vengeance arrives, repentance for your ruin.

will not avert your punifliment. Such are the benign intentions of the Negrocs employed in Planting! You King of Great Britain towards you.

who have remained faithful to your Compare with them the atrocious acts Maiters, and who have spurned at the of the three individuals who are your proffers of Traitors and their Agents ; oppressors, of men who have ulurped you who have seen that the Men of an authority, which could only have Colour have not granted to their Slavos. been confided to them for the purpose that Liberty which you had been of destroying you. Reduce them at taught to expect; reft assured of faonce to that insignificance from which vour and protection. But those Nethey sprang, and which awaits them. groes who ihall continue fugitives fifteen Undistinguilhed by birth, new Eroftrati, days after the issuing of this Proclamathey are known but by their crimes; tion, being unworthy of the pardon I while those who delegated them, asto- with to grant in my Sovereign's name, nihed at your patience, and trembling will be punished as Rebels. before the combined forces which preis Planters of every class! I am bound on every side, leave them to your ven to ihew you, in proper colours, what

you have to hope, and what to fcar. Men of Colour! Have you suffered Illanders, you require the protection Sourselves to be duped by the declama- of a Maritine Power. Is there any tions of these Traitors, boasting to you

one more furmidable than England? of Liberty and Equality ? Have they Her ships cover the feas, and bring her not abufed you, in making you thare annually from every quarter of the them with your own flaves Recover globe riches, the very foul of her na. fpeedily from your errors: come and tional commerce. Her fects will fecure obtain from your fathers and bencfac- you from the attacks of Foreign Powers. tors, an oblivion of those ills which you Your property will no longer become have occasioned, and which otherwise the prey of privateers. must lead to your own ruin.

The immense resources which the Can you imaginc that Slaves, suddenly commerce of Britain affords, will revive called to Freedom, in Liberty and Equa. your planting.–These resources will lity, will patiently endure that supe. be presently offered you to repair thc rariority which you with to exercise over vajes made by murder, rapine, and them, and to which you have no title fire ; for confidence is coeval with the bat that founded in the generosity of laws.-Range yourselves then under her those who gave you freedom? No! Government. Ccafe to bedew your Soon overpowered by numbers, your fields with blood.

Yield to me the Erines would be punished by the very traitors, and those who despoil you of hands in which you have placed arms. your property. Point out to me, your

Determine on the enjoyment of those selves, those victims for justice, by privileges which our Conftitution grants abandoning them, and by an immediate

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junction under my orders, enable me that horrible anarchy to which they to have nothing to regret in that exem have prostituted its name? What complary punishment which I may be forced inon tie can there be between a People, to infict.

good, virtuous, religious, and the JOHN WHITELOCKE, friends of Morals and Justice, and

Lieut. Col. i5th Regt. Atheists, enemies of God and Man, Feremie, Sept. 23, 1793.

thirsting for blood and pillage? whose crimes for these five years past have

exceeded a thousand times the crimes of Note transinitted by Lord ROBERT former ages! You know, Hinh and

FITZGERALD, Minister Plenipo. Mighry Lords, that in their eff its to tentiary of His BRITANNIC MA- propagate their infamous doctrines beJESTI to the Swiss CANTONS, to yond the limits of France, they have thie HLVETIC Bony.

not respected your hapry Country: HIGH

You can never forget the intrigues of

LORDS,
SEIGNIORS, BURGOMASTERS, &c.

their emniarics to destroy all respect for

your Laws! Nobody can believe, that AND THE COUNSELLORS OF THE

these promoters of discord and anarchy, THIRTEEN RESPECTABLE SWISS

in attacking every principle of civilizaCANTONS,

tion in Europe, have any intention of THE undersigned Minister Plenipo preserving them in your States; or tentiary of his Britannic Majesty thinks that they have renounced the project of himielt bound to exprets to you the e:citing internal diffentions in them, great indignation which he has felt at

when an opportunity offers. The ra. the new outrage committed against your vages which they have exercised in the Excellencies, by those vile and fero- Low Countries, in Savoy, and the Bicious men assembled at Paris under the thepric of Bale, and wherever they have name of THE CONVENTIOX. Not penetrated, under the name of The having been able to corrupt your brave Friends of the People, prove sufficiently troops in the service of his Most Chrif

what may be expected from their testirian Majesty, and despairing to make monies of Friendship! There cannot them accomplices in their robberies, subfifta durable peace between the wisc these factious men have difarmed, plun- Councils of the Helvetic States and such dered, and murdered them. Europe plunderers.—What then is the end of will never forget the noble facrifice of their perfidious carelles ? They wilh to so many generous Sivils who died in conceal the dangers which threaten defending Louis XVI.; it will never

you; they have the hopes, no doubt forget the cruelties which those cani- chimerical, of corrupting your Citizens, bals made them fuffer! Stained ivith the in diminishing the horrors with which blood of your brothers, and of a vir. they inspire then, to be able at a future tuous King, your Friend and Ally, and period to surprize you amidit a fatal seof his august spouse, and of an infinite curity. number of innocent victims--authors of The Minister of his Britannic Maa mot terrible war, which they un- jesty will not decide, whether Justice, dertook with the hopes of extending and the true interest of a State, permit their tyranny over all Europe, at ihc it to remain nenter, against those who moment when they have reached the would again reduce it to barbarism, in 12 stje ot of atrocity and madness, when a war of almost all the Powers of Eu. they ir ultiply more than even their ric- rope—in a war where not only the estims, and butcher one another, they istence of every established Goverment, have had the hardiness to cali them- but even that of a kind of property, is selves your Ally; thev have not bluthed at Itake. He will only observes that to meurion your Treaty with the So- neutrality itself will not authorize any vereign whom they brought to the correspondence, directly or indirectly, scaffold ; they have thewn a dufire to with the Factious or their Agents. strengthen their connection with you. When two legitimate Powers are at Objects of universal execration, they war, the connection of a State with have had the impudence, High and either of thein cannot injure their reMighty Lords, to make for you alone, spective rights; but the present war of all Europe, this disgraceful cxccp being carried on against Ulurpers, any rion! What conneētion can tubift ben correspondence with them by a neutral ilses the freedom of the Swiss, and State would be an acknowledy

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