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Publication: Anti Gallican Monitor November 19, 1815

Anti Gallican Monitor (Newspaper) - November 19, 1815, London, Middlesex TOE; antigallicak 09. " !*c�ce lie to France, if France in Penc� permit " TP he jttsi on�i lineal ciUranr-e to our own : * ft* not, hle'rtl France-and Peace a�cemi tb> Heaven."'--SttAKCfll'RAlt*; V 0* njj1ts de l'abdi cation dg leu per FAIR n A pol eon. [Jftl tfighttnf Hie Abdication of the F-mpvror Njwole&x } (CONCLUDED FROM OUR LAST.) A Private Secretary announced the Emperor-Ji\\ stood up r he saluted the Assembly ; the Members sat down without waiting fur any previous invitation, and when silence was restored fS'jipoLEON addressed them. At first he appeared affected ; he was pale, and Ins left hand extended on the table, seemed to be agitated with convulsive motions. By decrees he recovered himself, and spoke in a calm lii.-iouer. The painful position in which lie was placed-the necessary result of his awful situation, produced in the Assembly a favourable feeling towards him, which was the means of fceepiifg back more projects than one, and gave it tarn to the deliberation which the authors of them did not expect. The Emperor confirmed the report of our disaster, which the bulletin (copies of which were now in circulation), had already given us to understand. He spoke of French valour in terms of admiration--of the prudent, bravery of the enemy with sincerity-pmd ;� well-merited compliment to the talents of Lord Wklungton, but which, from hi* mouth, appeared very remarkable, and nobly acknowledged his o�vn faults. This impulse, which appeared to me to have been dictated by candour, and which had the *ame effect as address, disposed some of lus auditors to entertain favourable sentiments towards him who came to the meeting with quite different feelings. 1 am inclined to think that lie took notice of this change, which was manifested by a murmur which ran through the Assembly, ko much the more encouraging as it had succeeded to a dead silence. N \poleon, without making his mind up, had b;ought their minds to accord to him what three of his advisers more formally demanded. Count Kekwum.t.-'� The glory of France is in her army ; her honour depends on the restoration of our losses ; her liberty and independence depend on the strength of her defenders; the safety of the country consists in their number, their discipline,and their exploits, A great reverse is to great souls but a salutary warning. Let us turn to the triumph of principles, that misfortune which at first sight might appear to compromise them. If victory has ceased tocrown our standards, are there not. other palms besides those which are sprinkled with blood ? The olive of peace may still flourish upon our menaced frontier: hut that it may bear permanent fruit, it" must be planted by heroichands. Already does the army rally; but our astonished eagle, afflicted at the absence of its 'defenders, demands that we fhould fill up those glorious vacancies, which unheard of sacrifices have made in their ranks. VI ill you refuse to recruit with heroes this heroic army ? By enlarging its battalions, or, at Last, by filling them up wills devoted men, you will second the public enthusiasm-you will crown the wishes of the nation. Far, however, be from us the desire of revenge-the only conquest, for which we fight \h that of peace ; but in order that we might not be compelled to beg it w our knees, it is necessary that their number should correspond with their courage. A nation , reat soul will reveal it to him. Thi� observation excited many murmurs and Hnieh applause, N apoleon east h - eyes dowu-*a�ls, Speedily looked up, and smiled with disdain. de Fl\gurrovk3, after supporting the proposition of Count Uegnault with additional arguments, concluded with a motion for a patn-loin, fur the purpose of repairing the materi- el of the army, and to assist in the expenses of a new levy. M. Fr.AtiAUf.T proved, that under the actual circumstances in which matter* were placed, that measure which appeared to be an expedient, would prove an obstacle* Me demanded its rejection. The Dnkede Bassan'o- endeavoured to prove that the recruiting of men- and levying of money, were not only not necessary, bat would even be injurious, without preliminary measures were adopted. These measures, according to the honourable member, would consist in placing under the surveillance of a more severe, but above all, of u more immediate-police, all those who for live anil twenty years have math* parts of different factions, the re-union of which forms a part of the opposition. " The menaces of the existing police are reduced to empty sounds/' said he ; " it is i.eees-sary that they should justify their institution by real effects." This part of the opposition, recruited by the discontented of all the regimes, is the centre of correspondence to all our enemies beyond the frontiers, who are no more than its agents. The war thus becomes national, because its principle is factious. Cause those Chiefs to be punished wdio, from Paris, from La Vendee, from Lille, from Toulouse, from Marseilles, and from Bordeaux, feed the hopes of the Court of Ghent, and the animosity of .Europe, which they have determined to unite in one coalition-exclude their accomplices of greatest influence from public functions, and, above all, from the higher ranks of the Magistracy; watch the inferior agents with more strictness, and you will have produced the double effect of disconcerting the foreign enemy, and of strengthening the Government and its friends. Had this measure been adopted, such a one, who now understands me, would not smile at the misfortunes of the country, and Wellington would not be marching on Paris." Here marks of violent disapprobation broke ont, which were, with great difficulty repressed by the respect due to the Majesty of the Sovereign. Count Garat refuted the measure demanded by the person who spoke last ; he proved that it wan useless and dangerous, and, rejecting all personalities, he desired that instead of exasperating the minds of men, it would be more proper to soothe them, by gentle proceedings. This discourse was much applauded, but general expressions appeared out of place, when the evil required practical remedies. Prince Cam-baceues proposed that peace should be sued for, but on conditions the most honourable and the uui-st conciliating. Count Tin be ujoeau observed, that no peace was to be expected from an enemy who would establish it on two impracticable conditions, namely, the exclusion of Buonaparye,and the restoration of the Bourbons. "That we might be brought to renounce: glory i* (said tin speaker) possible, though cruel, because there are no sacrifices which the love and safety of one's country do not atone for ; but what atonement can be made for the lo->s of honour ? and what dishonour would be greater than that of receiving, at. the point of English bayonets, those Princes who never were able t march a step but as they were supported by them ? They have ceased to be Frenchmen, and the peace which you would make in accepting them would only change the seat, of the war, which would, removed from the frontier, steep^hese palaces in blood. All honour wo old then belong to prej ndice:--, to e:;-ce>, to abuse-;! Woe, then, to noble ideas, to libera! insti'u'.ions, and to every thing which would render life dear to the friends of liberty !" General Count Drouet spoke to the same effect. \L M. C. and S. D. cried aloud for war : G;�en ' he froiiti -is ! ("aid. oneo' them) Let those, harriers of steel which guard them fall ; \t'X the arm-,' rallv under lire rocks of Laon, if it be m-ce^ary , even under the walls of Paris ! Then covering your eagles with the eiape of tuourn-ino, you wdl call to their defence every being that possesses a heart, an arm. and a weapon.- Theeuemv, like a tonent, will inundate the sacred territory, but thU will be fatal to them ; and pltvced between our concentrated phalattv* t i�ud nil our citizens* m astute of iutuinetjffy against them, they will regret the victory wtfrW fth&ll lead to their defeat." M. R. and M, It. enlarged upon these martian id'ea-s* The la*t mentioned, in the way of peri-phrase, but which was by no mean* equivocal to* any one who possessed the sense of hearing, ler. m perceive the possibility--even th+� necessity of u clnutgc in the form of the government, flo endeavoured to make it understood that when-the question was, how to defend the lights of the nation, it was necesnttry that the libertien of the tuition should not. be mere chimeras, and th�'HC rights words without meaning. Thin-npeeeh, which had a republican tendency,, wan favourably received by a certain number of the: members present, and vri?y much disapproved of by others. The Emteror mice red very often while the Speaker was delivering his harangue ; und towards the end, he beckoned with his ib>>,'-er, for the Minister (Cahnot), nod for Prince Lti~ CtRN, with whom lie conversed for some mi no ten,, in bigu-ous terms, which decided nothing, allowing to each time for tin: erection of new batteries, or for the dismounting those of his adversaries, consequently were agreeable to all. Hi. was, therefore, agreed upon--first, that, the i their own choosing : (there was a very animate)! discussion on the word nil, which M. M. L. and. M. 1). I*, wished to be placed before the word Sovereigns;) secondly, that, the Ministers should, propos'.': a law for the raising of men ami money. The assembly broke up ; nobody appeared to l>e satisfied ; IVL !>. S. J>. said in a. loud voice,, and so as that the Empeiioe could hear him, *' La FavktI'E has laid his finger on the sore. I admire Naj'oleon ; but in order that all France and that posterity may think as I do, one great act is still wanting. Is there no one :icd much a friend to our happiness i&ud glory, as to point out fo him how he may still add to it ?*'--�-> General Solhjnm; heard thene last words, and we shall presently see what a noble use h� made of thenio 'I'lIE ABDICATION The Chambers assembled twrtt. day at nine o'clock. The sittiiig of the tiepresentativeo was tumuli nous. St. was easy to perc�:ivav? theif country in the man, und perhaps their own for-= tune in BtiON'APAiMr., rained cries of opposition, started some difficulties of a very tiingular ki'iuL and, having become formalists, though some* what, too late, they opposed the tedionsner-s of forms against the decisive rapidity of a wh.h that had become almost general, it certainly was that of the Constitutional Monarchists, of the Bout boo Poyali.ts, and of the Federalist .Republican:-. The first, whether they might have to appoint a Council of llegcucy, an Executive Commission, or to restore to the natiou the choice of a new dynasty, or should revert to the ancient dynasty, were convinced that to waiy* \.' l.'' der from the Constitutional line, which has, iiw{ \y.Ji y/ absts sav/ no safety but in the restoration of til House of Ilourbou, and

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Publication: Anti Gallican Monitor

Location: London, Middlesex

Issue Date: November 19, 1815