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mand; but received for answer, that be found to be very ample; and it the instructions from the directory was necessary to the success of their on that point were precise and po- discussions that those of the Brititha fitive; and therefore, before they minifters should be iqually fo. proceeded, they must wait for fur- They then proceeded to inquire ther orders from the French go- whether lord Malmesbury was au. vernment.

thorised to treat on a general prinA considerable delay now en- ciple of restitution or not. To this sued; but on the 12th of August question the British minifter strongone of the French plenipotentiaries ly obje&ted ; and observed that informed lord Malmesbury, in con- from the very nature of the infidence, that the delay was occafi- quiry, he could not allow himself to oned by the necessity of the French give full credit to the pacific progovernment consulting with its al. fellions of the directory, or agree to lies; and on the 14th he was given what the French minister had afto understand that in four or five serted, that it was calculated at all days the French ministers would to facilitate the negotiation. The receive their final instructions. On French plenipotentiaries, on the the 28th of August, however, a other hand, perfifted in their after. fres cause of delay occurred in the tion, that a direct answer to their negotiation; and the French mini- question was calculated entirely to Kers then informed lord Malmes- promote the success of the negotiabury, that the answer from líolland tion, that it would give it ašivity, was to unsatisfactory, that the di- and prevent it from ftagnating. rectory had remitted it to the Dutch They observed, that it might not ministers at Paris, who could not be necessary for him to go to the take it upon themselves to alter it full extent of his powers; but ftill in the way the directory proposed, it was necessary he should be in. but had been obliged to refer back vested with them, in order to bring to their own government for new the subjects immediately under disorders.

cussion – Speed, said they, is our While the negotiation continued with, and ipeed with peace for its in this state the important revolu- object. tion of the 4th of September in After a long discussion which it tervened. The old plenipotentiaries would be fruitless to detail, lord were recalled from Line, and Treil- Malmesbury retired. On the 15th hard and Bonnier appointed in their he received a note peremptorily Stead. The first conference of bu- asking whether his powers were finess was held with the new ple- sufficient to restore every poffeffion nipotentiaries on the ifth of Sep- taken from France or her allies; teniber. The French ministers and, on his answering in the negde commenced with naking the tive, he received on the following strongest profellions of the fincere day another note requiring him to defire entertained by the directory return in 24 hours, io cobrain the for the return of peace; but the necefiary qualifications from his first and nirst material point, they own court: and thus ended this observed, to be afuertained in every unfortunate negotiation. negotiation, was the extent of the As the subject was canvalled at powers with which the negotiators fome length in the British parija. were vefted; theirs, they faid, would ment, we forbear to anticipate the

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arguments employed on both sides is truly great. They neglect the
on this interesting subject, which means of internal greatness, peace,
will be impartially detailed in our and industry, to pursue a false glory
fucceeding volume. A negotiation which dazzles only to mislead and
equally fruitless was entered into destroy.
by the French government with With respect to ourselves, we
the court of Portugal, and a treaty are still convinced that the return
was a&ually concluded at Paris, on of peace ought to be the principal,
the 10th of August, with the Por- the sole object with the British go-
tuguese minister, the chevalier verument; and that no colonial aca
d'Aranjo. Why the treaty was not quisitions can be an adequate com-
carried into execution has never pensation for even a fingle year of
been fatisfactorily explained : and war. We are not of that class of
we have only to remark that its politicians who are disposed to de-
rupture was generally attributed to spair of our country. But our
the court of Lisbon, and was soon finances are deranged, and a season
after followed by an almost unprece- of tranquillity is necessary to restore
dented measure—the commitment them. Our commerce may not in
of the chevalier d'Aranjo as a close appearance be diminished; yet, if
prisoner to the Temple.

the expenses with which it is at In reflecting on the present po- prefent' burthened be taken into litics of Europe, there is little con- consideration, it can yet scarcely be solatory to the friend of liberty and said to be in a flourishing state. of mankind. The French govern- Our military arrangements may ment has departed from the grand possibly be necessary for the secuprinciple on which they professed rity of the nation; but we are cona to enter into war, to indulge in vi- vinced that they are calculated ulfionary schemes of aggrandisement, tinately to enervate and diminih and to acquire conquests, which, in its industry, which is the sole ada the end, will be destructive to them- vantage Britain pofseffes over other felves. They forget that the nation European nations, its guardian, its only which is happy and at peace support.

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