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Anti Gallican Monitor (Newspaper) - October 15, 1815, London, Middlesex the ANTIGALLICAN MONITOR A'o. 247 -Price Q</.] HISTORY OF THE EMBASSY IN THE ' C.KAND DUCHY of WARSAW, IN 1812. By Dn J*R I o'� want in the midst ol the most fcr-;,V province-* of France. ll\ the down Tail of tiii'M' armies the glory and power of the country -its. existence even, hangs, by a thread ; and whilst aspirins; to �.he homage of the universe, ^ rve receive over heaps ol corpses and of ruins, the ntci-i frightful punishment of tlie mo-t horrible |g "onupii hi of (he uudeistanding and of the heart, that ever existed. ! This neglect of proper management, has coHt the French arm\, f Russia and of Dresden | thfee times the number oi men more than the rritdeswlnch they fought. 1'iinn the very com-ijjtMci'iueuJ of the campaign the entire sir tin wa-ntt.teked with a dysentery. They were in want A lecad, and the -mldiers, thinking shut they could make up for the deficiency by animal fo-nb perished in thousands. No hi ore of rice htrl been piovided, and it. was only at the end of the campaign that tin me was got by the way of SYieste. Tile corps ol Bavarians, which at the. opening 0f the ca ntuii^n was twent\-live thoaxiind strong-all of them fme fall fellow*;, v,;\s reduced by the end of October to Hut thou-f;ui I men under arms-the remainder had pe= e^hvn',or weretheu incumbering the Uio:it miserable hospitals that ever existed. " (ion forbid that I should endeavour to kijik-c any one--to take fnnn any one, whoever he may be, the treasure of his reputation-t he .most precious of all ircasutes S I am not writ-Ja^ a defamatory libel : lain an historian, and *� i historian of the most frightful eata.s. rophes |'that the sun ever shone upon. Histori - pos-* ttrity, qre already seated on their tribunals, and ... are waitpig for the victims which it belongs to Justice to summon before them. They have ' tiijayi'd the advantage of their actions and of their exploits : they were in hopes, to escape in "<1lte multitude of the guilty, and to enjoy im� ||iunity under the shade of a convenient obscu-l*Wy. Jvistice, which never halts, will not per-iftit them to enjoy that protection for ever-she "Us ifeut the punishment should be divided heaven them, and those \\ ho have been so blind r*f depraved as to employ such instruments, go prostitute the honour of the nation of wh eh hfy made them the representatives, and the in-*r f tie: usost en'(me<mti re-tune? of die at another time he cause' by his own private authority, a epiantity of unsold1 forage, equal to five thousand rations, t be burned, and that too in the house of the owner, under the pretext of preventing a supply of bad provisions to the tioops. He was corrupted, by his authority, to such a degree, that he threatened tin; Ihiron de Baum, the Austrian Commissary at Warsaw, with placing a sentinel at his door, to keep hiu; in his house. I found him one day quite vexed because he had not caused an Austrian Officer, sent, as a Courier,, to he arrested, who, as he was passing through Warsaw, had spoken of some advantages obtained by the Russians. "1 have already spoken of General Van-nAMMH--What can be added to that name? " A ( Jeneral who was quartered in the country-house of the Countes* PoToewA, was in the habit of bavin;; his meat sent home from the shambles in that lady's finest chariot. \\ hen he was told that her very curious articles of furniture would Miller :;reatly from the practice, which he followed, of rolling his person upon them, when booted and spurred, he answered, with that insolent grossness which arises bom the union of a bad education and power, joined in one-Tlie very worst of all alliances. " I have seen in the hands of the very same Countess Ponx'ka, the letters of a Coining-sary at. War, which were downright insolent,. He stopped js'i\ weeks at her house on account, of an illness, of which he afterwards died. fie was not ashamed to write to her Irom tin- chamber which he occupied in her house---1 Send me quilts of the finest, and softest kind, and other articles of the best quality.' &* The Commissary-lJencra! at Wa�*�*� v/a harshest and most troublesome > i. boastini the itaa force-iueif cinei. t: greatcct The confidence, which form the not part, of that eorrcspomb'uee. do admit a \cnoshould he considered :.s ( of the fomeuteru of the Sins-sian war. This .':ori'c:-'pondenee appears 'dearly to have been drav/u up with a view to that re'.-.ult. M. BiiON'om had, by long continued manoeuvres, (iht! ;;i m was appointee) Comuussiouer to atteu'.i on the Central Administration of Lithuania. He sent for the woman to that place: she. did the honours of his houmc, and of that of the Duke. At his departure I thought it my duty to give the Duke all the detail, uF the busincs'i, abstaining, at the same time, mosi rigorously fn.m every kind of remark. The Dulie was not obliged to joe 'or it, and continued to honouv theravisher and his prey, and to enable this un-ivorthv representative of the nation to enjoy the enormous salary of eighty thousand francs till the very Sime of the catastrophe' at Dresden, in which M. I^ignon war, made prisoner. The lady abandoned to her wretched late remained behind in Po'and.f 'General Duxahus w�s Military Commandant at Wars.n". That olficer, who was attached to the Staff of the Prince of (Via; rrHA-'1K!., and much employed by him, distinguished himself by frantic acts or absurdities, expressed in disgusting h.intinage. Having to pro vine tor the wants of the army us a friendly country, he never spoke hut of the most brutal violeuefw ; he was the very plague oi the Council, and id-w a \ s at variance with the Polish Minister of War. Oue day he wrote that he would have the matrasses taken away from the beds of thy inhabitants of Warsaw, the next that he would have, the cattle driven oH, which pastured un- 151 The I.Istov iw'lliv Pans theatre. EniToji. t M. lircxotv oritrirnilly wioto pH> ik an a'.-iur (it llioiif thiaties. VVheti Charge t ;�rs .uieruiuiis, Bu'in, he kept theeelchi '.ud Madame Chpvalikh. once the celebrated chert amie *' the Jtanptror PAVL. bditou. a man ci the nature ,.hat 3 over met with. I was under the necessity of imposing silence on him in a dispute v !neh he entered into with the Minister at U'ar at. my house, in which he had forgot himself i>� the strangest manner. We passed severs months Wit houl hearing any other subject but of his turpitudes, which, in the position in which we were piaeed, were all in opposition to our in-lerests, because' they tended to cool the sentiments of the people, which the interest of the cause in uliieh we were engaged r< quired to be kept warm. il When 8 arrived in Poland, I laid it douii as a fixed i file to be on my guard against speeu--Intor-., pinjeets and magnificent promises-Such gentlemen are ever ready to dispose of that which is not. th'.'irs to dispose of, to make promise:-; which 'in) have it not in their power to keeps, and build their importance on that credulity which by every meanu in their power they endeavour to inspire. 411 I hud politely got rid of some of those pro* miser;;., The Duke of Bamako had been not bo prudent in this respect. 1 knew three of his favourites m Poland : hifl choice fell on tin* three1 worst taibjecta in all the country ; di^csetiow alone prevents tne Irom naming them. One day I saw a little man arrive at Wilna decorated an many of the Poles are. He presented me with his credentials, from the Duke0 They signified that this gentleman had given hiy IMitjeMy proofs of great zeal and ability. The letter is dated the *20th of July, 1 was recommended to support the operations of this man with all the means in my power. The Council of MinisteiK-the Council of Coufedeiatiou, were put in requisition to assist him ; hisuaH a formal mission ; he was the Emperor's Commissioner in "Volhiuiti ; every tiling was to obey hi in-Couriers were attached to his legation. I wan to recommend this gentleman to our Ann baijsUdor at Vienna. All this, as we nee, had a most imposing air. Great repoiUj were spread abroad on his appearance in Warsaw. What was his business ? The most ridiculous character in all Poland-a kind of ad venturer without any fortune, of the uieanest aspect," deficient even in that species of talent which belongs, in general, t�, men of that stamp--Such was Monsieur the Count MaRski. 1 have never heard s�au~ dal equal to that which was propagated through Warsaw on the occasion ot this 'man's promotion-in ati Uistuut I received a thousand repre*

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