Anti Gallican Monitor, December 3, 1815

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Anti Gallican Monitor (Newspaper) - December 3, 1815, London, Middlesex MONITO ootong to history-- So. 234.- Pr ce 9^.] KEtiAUKS ON THE PEACE WITH FRANCE. pfncr lie> to Franco, if Francs in Pe.im permit �' '("lit* jittft ami lineal entrant:? to our own : 11' not, bleetl France-'atitl Pome asretitl tu-Hrnvm." SUAKRSPEAr.E. That Peace, abstractedly considered, is a blessing conferred on mankind, and Warthe vei y reverse, ts a proposition which requires no proof; it is self-evident, and therefore does not admit of any fbut that it i$ a blessing which may be occasionally sucriliced, is almost equally evident, and that we have been for upwards of twenty year* engaged in a j ost. and necessary war, and that we have at length brought it, to a happy conclusion, few, even among the most hardened and desperate of our own democrats will presume to deny. In the progress of the contest, which, reckoning from the commencement of tin? French Revolution, has lasted above live and twenty vears, the chaiacter and object of the respective parties have been pretty clearly ascertained. IJoon a pa im:, the Jaeobin, the General, the Consul, the Fin pet or and, living; the Directory and the Commit tee of Public Safety, the Marats,the Dantous, the Touches, the Sieves, the Cambacereses, the Caulaincoui ts, the Car-nots & the Tcdlev rands, u ii h a long list of Revo-? jtiomtry heroes, all now (Is: y are politically defunct. " last yesterday 'the word of C;�sar mi(:ht " Have that nc ccblttica that wus not directed " Peace be to IV.nice, if Franco in Ptjace permit *' The jnBt nud lineal entrance to onr own : ** If not, hlccd Frnnci* nnd Peace ascend to Heaven."-Su a KksPk.a u v.. ni�:un�t the person und system of (lovernment of N.vfoi.khn BuonaPARTK could possibly be successful. The Confederacy of the Allies was accordingly directed against that, person, and against that, system. The opinions which I wa> the (irst public writer to divulge, have been �acted upon; success has shewn that they were correct : this is certainly a great, satisfaction to me, especially as all other systems adopted against, him had proved fallacious; but I must, at the same iinie, express my regret that tin: coalition* of the former dnys of the Revolution were not. founded on similar principles, [lad � the Allies set about the great work of cxtermi- I nating the Revolution live and twenty years ago, with the same plain dealing, the same honesty and good faith which characterise their been, and the .likely to bring with it, no I mty })t�i feups b*> 'f|hove freely indulged in remarking upon, its 'iefects. Ik-fore I proceed u> any observation* l(sha!l here present my Readers with the folhlwjtig short abstract, which contains the substance of the Treaty and Conventions. They are gijven at full length in another part of this Paper, as they were presented by the Duke of Rlenr.i.lEU to the Chamber of | Vers ;T~. The first, is: the Definitive Treaty helweet: the Allied Powers and France, hy which IVace i'i ro-csl ahlisiied npon tin: principles; of itecnriiiK to the Allies prop�r iioleiinetieK for the pnsi, :in millions indemnity : -tlie. payaicutu will amount to lo'.ooul. u day. The second Convention relates to the occupation of the cautionary towns--the provisioning, paying, and equip-ping the troopsi. The first io to he furnished in kind.-- Fifty millions of francs, are to he paid yearly for the pay and cloathing of the Allied troops. But for the first year tin sum is reduced to thirty millions). His moat Chriutian Majesty is allow ctl to keep garrisons in the toions situated in the tirritnry occupied by the Allies : hut the nutnher is not a fixed rate. The Third Convention provides for the liquidation of claims, hy the suhjectn-of foreign Powers for sums lent, articles furnished, ai rears of pay, sums lent in letters put into the French Post Oflice, Lc. The claims of the Bank of Hamburgh are to he the oLu/ict ot a separate Convention. A capital of 3,50o,oOO francs isj to be written into the Great Book of the public debt of France with interest as a fund of guarantee. The fourth Convention relates entirely to the liquidation of the claims of British subjects Those who had sums in the French funds, which, since,January 1703, have hecu confiscated in- sequestrated, are to be w til ten into the Great Book for the same sums. The interest upon the new Scrip is to begin paying on the 22d March, \md.~ However, those who have consented to receive thtir jutei^ tst at the rate of t\\vr tiers cotixnlidi^ are exccj>ted from the foregoing stipulation. fcifq' Annt'.itic;? are nlao to he re-writteu in the Great Book. A capital ol\l,.re.m,000 franci; is to be written in the '�reat Book, with iutei t's!, as a (7nanoitee Fund. When this i-i done, whifh most hv !>y the IM of Jamiary a( the latest, Martinique niitl (Jnatlaltuipe arc to he restored to lo aoee ftl'ter thi-t t'olhuVs a Treaty of AH'.auee between (�reat Britain, Austria, Prussia, nod Bu-.isia, hy which they sii-pulate to maintain tin: l>etiuitive Treaty in all its vigour, anil engn^elt) employ then- united forces again, " sdionhl the same 1 t-volulitHiary principlesn which suppte.-lcil {In-last criminal usurpation, again, under ot her forms, dia-turh France, ami meaauta: the rcpnst: (,f (>th -r Si.iter." This Tri'Hty, signet! on the satin- day with all the other d*.:uoients.was communicated lt> the French (lOvennneiU; by a note from the Ministers ol'the Allied Ptovt rs- When tlie Ouke of \\icuv-.tAKli ina^seuted the comes of lb." Treaty and Conventions, In- late proceedings, Rurope would not have been j developed the stale of France, in a sp-eeh of polluted v.i inent loued exclusively iu tln> . tn/i!.(n j:nssani As to the (!i�i;i'tiit ioi?(s 01 Treaty, let. me, in the hist, place remark, th'ac no pact or convention ever made in \his woi!.-?� has been expressed in snelistrie' term-, and conditions, as to prevent a. br'aeh of lailh in (me m ot her of the parties. The wisdom and abilities of the exalted nanes concerned in the negociatiiu, arc uiejueslion-. able-no men are more entitled to the at 1 i u ;'. of their country and of posterity, than ;he. great iv-en to-vidiom the interests of this cmnitry and of F.uvope were entrusted by the S*S�.tnck Rt'-' gv.nt'.of Great Jbitciu ; but still I ai-n i-orry tkat the Representatives of the Al'ied Soverei no reliauecj engagements no faith is to entered into �e Kft'ticiiiiiei) ? I shall endeavour to prove in ?!�(. remain! g part �of this article, t hat as to professions, or as to treaties, no confidence is t. enforce the. eruditions nd the present treaty ; ami in older to shew this, not !n 11 g more is neee-sai'v than I o com pare some of the passages of t he 5 )[\k<- of S v 1 i it 1,!.! Ktj's speech on the late occasion, nit It the language occasionally held by his Majesty 1 ,oi) is X V II f. and willi the political conduct which he has invariably pursued since his liis.L restoi at ion to the present day. Let us compare also the sentiment s of the Duke with those which are to be found iu the French Journals published by authority, that we may discover whether the King possesses the inclination or the power to abide by the terms of this treaty. The Duke says, " that, during live and twenty years of troubles and disorderly cl.Vort'j3 mi uninterrupted series of invasion!;, conquests^ and destruction incessantly renewed, without distinction, compromised the political existence, and threatened even the social organization of all States and further on, he says, The burthens imposed upon us are heavy, and the distrust which is .shewn towards mi is well calculated to allect us ; but reflect, Gentlemen, 011 the fatal impression which must have been made on astonished and irritated Luirope, by. the unhappy catastrophe of which France has just, been the victim, and mill more by the facility with which the seditious have succeeded in triumphing over their own country ; reflect that the times iu which we have the misfortune to live, irumedi~ ately succeeded a- fatal period, in which, for -.Hi years, the respect due to alliances, to the en- 'gagements of peace, fidelity to promises, gr od faith, probity* �he basis formerly so revered as the security of States, have been shaken to the.ii* very foundation ; observe that the habitual, end as it were systematic violation of all the moral rules of politics* is, as it were, inherent in th# very piiuoipk of revolution^ ii terrible and fatal ;

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