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FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. PARIS, Sep. 17 —25. THE enemies of France are every day becoming more formidable. All the advices from Germany, Spain, and Sardinia, agree in the accounts they give of the expensive preparations which art carrying on against us, The king of Great Britain, in his German charadler of Elector of Hanover, has not merely avow ed his intentions of taking part with the two great courts, but has been itioil conspicuous and forward in engaging others to coalesce. His Hanoverian mi cifter, as we havcfeen officially notified to the assembly, has tiavelled over Germany, to make converts to the cause of the Princes. The king of Spain has thrown off the flimfy disguise of neutrality, and assuredly declared liimfelf for holti it leg. Sardinia, at the fame time, no longer occasion for jesuitism, but threatens de termined war. The general idea of the plan of the crufadii against France is as follows. 1. " The united armies of'Piuflia, and Auftriahave no hope beyond the reduc tion of the northern departments, in which, if pofiible, they mean to plant themselves for the winter, not entering Paris, but holding the chief quarteis ot the camp at St. Denis. 2. " The whole of the southern fron tier to be menaced and held in check by Spain and Sardinia, whik a diverlion may be made by the Swiss Cantons. 3. " Thus invested to the Souih and England, for they cannot fepai ate she King of England from the Elector of Hanover, is to. threaten thedepavtments opposite to the Channel, that the panic ftiay be general: and thus assailed on all fides, the mediation of England is to be offered for the establishment of a limited monarchy." We have the omens of new massacres in Paris. The minister of justice h s found, that lince the maffjere, between four and five hundred persons have been imprisoned in Paris by the municipality, the fe£tions, ar.d individuals; some of them upon crimes alledged, but most of them on mere undefcribed suspicion. The assembly knowing well that the i nil - Tiuations of these ruffians are signals for execution, have taken meaft'.res to save these poor wretches from the fu y of the mob. During the night of Sunday and Mon day lad, the mob here broke open the jewel-office belonging to the crown, and Hole out of it all the jewellery and rega lia. The treasury deposited in this place, comprising diamonds and other precious ilones, the r:ch presents made by foreign princes, &c. was by far more valuable than that belonging to any other cro-ned head in Europe. The total value of the diamonds, pearls, coloured (tones, and di amond ornaments of the king's dress alone, is estimated at about one n illion sterling. Merlin, member of the commit "tee oFtrfearcheSj has given the following account of the robbery : At at night, a patrole of the sec tion of .the- Thuilleries perceived a man who wa» descending the lamp post of the jewellei/ office. On seizing him his poc kets wtre found full of jewels, diamonds, gold atid fiiver. Another robber in at tempting to escape by throwing himfelf fiom the top of one of the pillars, was ■wounded in the head and taken; he was covered with brilliants, and had a handker chieffuH of gold and fiiver, diamonds, sap phires, emeralds and topazes. The nati onal assembly has this morning named four of its members to be present at the iuformation of this affair. Two confi >- erable diamonds, one named the Regent, worth 500,0001. sterling, and the Souci, sre carried off, with ail the most precicu s By P. FRENEAU: PuUiJhcd, Wednesdays and Saturdays, at Tij ree Dollars per annum. . S A T U R D A Y, NovpirNr i". 1702. brilliants. The value is estimated at feve ral millions sterling. In consequence of this depredation, ar order was issued instantly to (hut the bar ricrs, and search every person who at tempted to pass. At the fame time cou riers were dispatched on every road lead ing from the capital with orders to (lop every carriage they met. Two of tht thieves were taken into Custody. The pearls of the crown are in number five hundred arid thirteen, of which four hundred and eighty are not Jet, and thirty three are placed in !ome ornaments worn by the queen, whieh were shewn to the commiffionrrs. The rubies are two hundred and thirty of which number an hundred and ror.y five are noi mounted, and eighty five are placed in the epaui'ette, golden fleece, ind coloured cross of the order worn by ihe king. The Topa2es are seventy one, of which anly three are mounted, and these are pia :ed in the coloured cross worn by the iing. There are an hundred and fifty eme -alds, of which number only seventeen are et and these are placed in the coloured :hain of one of the king's watches. There are an hundred and th rty-fbur "aphires,three oriental amethyfts,and eight ayrian granates. Of the diamonds, one called the regent, if the weight of 146 carats, is estimated it 12 millions of French livres, or more :han 500,0001. llerling. The belt ruby is estimated at 50,000 ivres, and the worst at 50 livres ; the best opaz in estimated at 6bc© livrcc, and the .vorlt at 150 j the heif emerald at 12,000 ivies, and the worst at 150 ; the belt fa ahire is estimated at 100,000 livres ; the Second at 6000, the third at 3000, and he worst at 120; the best amethy il at 6000 ivres, the Worst at :oo :t'ne beftgranate it 12000 livres, the worst at 200 ; the to :al value of the coloured stones is 360,604 ivres, or about fifteen thousand pounds. The diamonds above mentioned arefe jarate from those made up into different irnarnents lor the king's ufej the value of which latter is 6,834,4-9° I'vrcs, or m ire :han twohundred & fifty thousand pounds.- riu total value of the diamonds, pearls, :oloured stones and diamond ornaments of :he king's dress, is 23,922,197 livres, or »bout one million llerling. The following letter was read from the .ommiffioi-.ers sent to t e trtr ies. " Maubeuge, 14. " We cannot delay informing the as sembly of the situation of thistdwn. The ?nemy, who aie numerous, hover round tUe glacis, and plunder and lay waste the neighborhood. Every thing announces thai we (hall soon experience a ficge. The inhabitant's antl garrison have no confi dence-ia-lheir (foffimandant. As this ob ;-;£tion does not come within the limits of our powers, we have written to thef com missioners to the artny of the north, re quelling two of t' em at leaf!, would re pair hither. The camp under Maubeuge has been too much weakened: that of the enemy encreafes daily and we have sent notice of this to the minister of war. The enemy have done every thing in their power to seduce manufacturers here, bot have not succeeded ; they are advancing in two columns. A dispatch from M. Moreton, late commandant of the camp at Maulde, con firms the breaking up of that encampment, and the distribution of the troops into thel= different garrisons, to flielter them from the puffuit of the Auftrians com manded by general la Tour. Ihe num ber of killed and wounded on the part of the French, at the time of the retreat is not yet known. The Auftrians arebefieging Maubeuge, one of the best fortified towns in French Flanders. The city of Lille is still furr unded b; the Auftrians, who are in poftelfion of al the vi lages and small towns in its vicinity By letters from Givet it appears thai that part of France is in a mod unpro tcfted ilate Notwithstanding the all Jet forces are advancing, there at e only 300 men to defend Charlemont,Givet, &c The king of Pruflia is making new levies in Brandenboiirg, as well as in the other states. A contiderab'e train o! Pruffiau artillery is on its way toward! the French frontiers. The Prince of Naffan reached Luxem burg on the 4th in It. and brought the ne.vi of the near approach to the French frontiers of 25,0ca Ruffians General Mcntefquieu, it is said, has received orders to commence hoitilities against the king or Sardinia, at the head of the viflors of Aries, Mantaban, and the camp of Jolis. The French ambassador has received orders to qnit Madrid, where, we are as sured a war against the French revolution is decided on. German Empire againjl Francs. The mimiler for foreign affairs has sent the folio win s letter to the assembly : *' Mr. President, I informed the affem blyyelterday morning, of certain circum stances which indicated that we Ihoulc loon be involved in a war with the Gcr man empire. I am now informed of i: officially by dispatches. The decree o the cotnmiffion has jufl appeared. A tranflatio.i of it is now making in my of fiee. In the mean time I fend you ar aDKiafit of eight articles which it contairrs " His imperial majelfy cxpe£ls that tht diet will deliberate on the following points : 1. " That a formal declaration of war. in the name of the emperor arid empire-; in opposition to that war already begur by France againil the empire, by invafi ons and holh e irruptions, be made. 2 " Thar what has been granted tc France by the treaty of Munfter and sub sequent treaties, ought not in future l< be considered as obligatory. 3. " Whether it would not be proper tc raifeihetripleof the common contingencies in order to employ them againil France ? 4-. " What regulations oaght to In formed re pefting the establishment of ; war treafuiy and refpefting the contribu tior.s neei ilary for fupplyi ig it ? 5. u Whether it would not be prope to recall, by imperial letters, all the sub je<3s of the empire, who are either in th< military or civil service of France ? 6 " Whether it would be proper t: forbii, by penal l.iws, the exportation o arms and ammunition ? 7. " What regnlations ought to b( made in regard to the commerce wit! France ? 8. ' Whether it would not be prope, to forbid all the members of the empire tc remain neutral ? " Such are she proposals made? to the 1 diet by the emperor. All the minister: nave already received their inftrtiftions on this point. The resolution of the diet ! will therefore be speedily formed. The ex ecution of it rtiuft however experience c'onfiderable delay. On a mature examin ation of the situation of the circles, I think I can positively afTert, that the empire will not be able to diflurb France before the end of this year." . It it should be decided in the diet of the empire, that the king of England, as elect or of Hanover, shall furnifli his quota oi men to a£t against France, they mufi. cer and maintained by the purse of the em pire. M. Bernaidiri ce St. Pierre has been chosen depu!y to the national convention by the department of Loire and Cher, and Dr. Priestly ha? bee'rj chof?n by that of Orni. I Tntal No. Jio. ] The duke of Brunfwick is ported with an army ot 50,000 men between Verdufl nil Clermont. Fifteen thousand emi grants, wi;h 5000 other troop 3, are behirtd LuJlg ■ y. G n ral Clairfayt, with 30,000 Austri a s is in t e neighborhood of Carignan. . here are about 2 ,000 Aullrians be tween Sarre Louis and l.ot'gwy, wh cii together with othei small bo'.iies, make in. al! 1 32,003 men, without including thft troops of Brifgaw and Flanders, who arc said to amo nt to So,coo. Several persons i;ave fallen victims to their imprudent zeal in digging tip leaden coffins, in order to convert them into bul lets. M. Burruvcr has been fvVorn into the office, befo e the national assembly, as commander of the camp under the walls of Paris. On the 2i ft of September the national aflemb'y, after an existence of one year» closed in a cheerful and truly patriotic stile, by addrefftng the national conven tion, of whom a fuflicient number had that day convened, and resigning the great! trust of the nation, the reins of authori ty to their charge. In this address they fie* hcitate thenifelves on the happy recepti on of those menfures which they were dri-' ven to (by the perfidv of one man) for the preservation ot 24,000 000 of Thev mention the perils which Francs; had experienced finer the loth of Aug'tft# and the perplexity of their fit ; «ati >n yolt are, fay thtj, inverted with the tnriirfiifed confidence of France ; commifficned by is to let itSexternal enemies hearth; voictf of its independence ; authorized to chain at home the moniltrs of anarchy, and make every head bend under the protec ting and aveng ng word of the law— The nation wishes for liberty aru3 equali ty'—by the aiJ of heaven you can l'oori give to Frenchmen, liberty, law's, and peace—These three emphatical wordi were inferibed, by the f .reel:?, on the walla of tlie I emple ot Delphos—print them, with indelible characters, on the whole fur face of the territory of France, and confidence, due submission and durable happinrfs will be the bieffed Confequente. The assembly decreed, that they would proceed in 3 body to the Thuilleries, and ast as guard to the convention. Ye funs it def otsfay, is not this a tell of patrio tism, and does it 'not remind you of the great Cine matus at the plough ? The convention entered convention hall at half part one on this fame day 1 amid inceffaßt plaudits, aftd proceeded to bafi nefs. M. Petiori, Prefiderit of France, to refute in the national palace. After'orga nizing the house, they proceeded to cere monies, but they seemed all of opinion that equality (hould be observed; that their' great bufmefs was to free the people, by hurling monafchs to deTlruftion : they fi nally declared, that there could be no Con stitution but that which is a«cepted by the people ; that law tnuft resume its empire ; that territorial propeny and the fruits of induflfy are sacred ; that they will con cert the mode which the French people at large shall pursue, to nvanifeft their opi nions refpedting the conrtitution which fliall be pieferrted to them ; they decreed, that those laws and powers which had not been abrogated or suspended, shall be prc vifionally prefevved and fupporte'd, and that existing ta'tes fliall b£ collected : M Collet d'Herbois jurt as they were a bout adjourning, rose and said, " I here is one declaration which ought not to be de ferred even until evening'—it is,the eternal abolitrcn of royalty in France"—Some debate arose, but finr.lly, the following de cree was obtained, "The National conven tion decrees, that royalty is abolifited ia France Vive la Nation, &c. was voci ferated from every quarter.