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   Anti Gallican Monitor (Newspaper) - November 5, 1815, London, Middlesex                                trite So Peace V to Kranire, if Fvanrain Pence permit " The jist olid lineal entr&nre to 6ur own : *� If*not', bleed Frartce-tm\\ faucc (iwfnd to Heaven."- SiT\KF.srF.AUE. NOJ'EMJtER r>, 1815. HISTORY OF THE EMBASSY IX THE GRAND DUCHY of WARSAW, 1ni3j2. jfy M. as Prjdt, Archbishop of MncHuit. and then French Ambassador at IVarsais. (Continued from our last.) f had just received a dispatch from the Duke of Bas�ANo, announcing the speedy arrival of Hie Corps Diplomatique, which had passed i�,e summer at Wdnn. I was replying and pointing out the inconvenience of its residence in m open town, with the ene.ny in front, 'when suddenly the doors of my apartments were thrown open, and a tall man entered, who, as he approached, supported himself on one of my Secretaries of Embassy-'* Come with me," said this Phantom. Mis head was enveloped in black, taffety, his face was lost in the mass of fur within which it was sunk. A'double armour of boots und fur made his xvalk unweildy. In short it was a species of :ij�warition. I rose, accosted him, and catching some traits of his profile I recognised him, and said-41 Ah! Is it you, Caui.ainc.oukt ? where is the Emim Ron ?"-" At the hotel d'An-gleterre. He expects you."--" Why did he not alight at the Palace?"-" He wishes not to he known."-" Arc you in want of any thin;* ?" " Give us some Burgundy and I\iaht^j*."*- " The cellar, the house, and all things else are ;vt your service ; but wither are. you going?"- �' To Parits/'-" And whore, is the. army h h gone," said he, turning up his eyes tolleaven. �' But what of the victory of ReroMu.i, and the 6000 prisoners of the Duke of Bass a no -" That is all gone, by***1. Some hundreds of men have escaped--We had something else to do then to guard them."--Then taking him by the arm, 1 sr.id-" It is time that all the faithful servants of the Eiuftaioit should unite in ieiiiug him the truth."-" A!) ! what a baulk," said he, "but I have not. to reproach myself with not having foretold it..1' I hurried out and arrived at the Hotel d'An-j'teterre about, half-past one o'clock.   A.Polish o-atc; t.he toaster of ci'n-d'arine  guard ei. t!)e the hotel cxaiaiaed 01c, hesitated a hill", and then allowed uie freely to pass the threshold of his house. I saw a sinsdl carnage body placed on a sledge made of four pieces of fir: it had stood some crashes-, an4 was much damaged. There were two other o-ien sled:r�-'s which h;:.l MM-ved for conveyance to General Li i-ijivre .M-xnouettes, another officer, the ^'.amehike fiUSTAN, and a valet. This was all that remained of so much grsindeur und utagMiicence.--I thought I beheld the winding sheet carried before the great Sukuhn. The d(�or of a room on the ground fjoor was mysteriously opened. A short park-v took place. liL'sr.an recognised me, and adnr.t ied use. Preparations were making for dim. r, and led me with him. He w;t> in a sand! cold lower apartment, and had the window-dinners half closed, the better to preserve his incognito. An aukward polish. :;er\ae'. kept binning at a fire of green' wood, v.hich, reb 'a'. 1 �. f ho apart incur. This spectacle of the d"L'v.uia;,oo of hu;:ia:s greatness lisi'l no charuia �ur inc. It was pa-Mm.', d:;ectly bom the scenes ui Dicsden to this situation in ;i'ivretchr-il no. 1 had not seen tfie Empkror Mure that period, ai.d I cannot de*. s,. accord;-.; g  "t bom the bridge of PVa-.u to the Hotel 1 Ai gletene. I i'ound ban w.app'd tip :u a superh pelisse, lined with green,  cetl. could onlv have txciteti or cx> u-> 1 ic a --.a. ject towards bio sove-reg-'� I'add?csied- iniij thus      You look well. You have made me very uneasy ; but at length you are here. lata happy to see you." This was spoken with a rapidity uud a tone which ought to have shewn him what was pnssing within me, but he, unfortunate as he was, did not perceive it. A moment after I helped him oft' with his pelisse. �' How nre you off in this country, said he." Then returning to my own character,' and placing my%flf at the distance from which, emotions excusable in the circumstances in which I was placedflad withdrawn me* I proceeded to trace with the precautions necessary to be observed with ail Sovereigns, and particularly with ii Prince having such a temper us he whom I h.d to deal with, the actual state of the Duchy. It was not brilliant: I had that very morning received the report of an affair which had occurred on tiie Bug near iirislow, iit which two newly raised battalions had thrown down their anus on the second discharge. *I had also been informed that out of 1200 horses belonging to these troops, 800 hud been lost from want of care on the part of the new soldiers, andthut 5000 Russians with cannon were marching on Zainosk. I urged on. the ground of prudence, of the dignity of the EmPRKor. und the Confederation, the quiet removal of the Embassy uud the Council before the arrival of the enemy ; 1 pointed out the inconvenience of the Diplomatic Body residing at Warsaw, and spoke to him of the distress of the Duchy and the Poles. This last idea he opposed, ami asked with vivacity, " Who has ruined them?" I replied, " What has been doing for the'**' six years. The scarcity of hist.year and the continental system deprive them of a!! commerce." At tbeae words his eye.-, were lighted up, lie proceeds, " Where are the Russians?" 1 told hir.). " And tk. Austria us ?" " I have, not heard of them for'" u � fiuiuigbt."*<-"'-'Cviaseral Reynier ?" " "Nor o!' him neither"-I informed bitu of all the Duchy had done for the. subsistence of the army. He knew nothing of it. I spoke fo hiiet of the Polish army. " I have scea none of them," said he, '* during the campaion," J explained the reason of that, and why tlie dispersion of the Polish forcen had at last rendered invisible an army of 92,000 men. " What do the Poles want ?" " To be Prussians if they <:annot be Poles." " And why not Ru^-oai)-, ?" replied he with an air of irritation. I explained to him the causes of t he pre-ferencc of th 0O,OOO men.   Success wili render the Russians rsish.   1 shall give 
                            

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