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Numb. 6qofVot. ll.] W E D N E S D A Y, June 26, 1793. Foreign Intelligence. [From a Paris Paper.] . EatraH of a letter from the French Minis ter "f Fureig .< Affairs, to the Prefiilent of the National Convention) dated Paris, April 3, !?9J *• 7 Haft been detonnceci totbe National ■*■ Convention for hiving deferied citi zen Stmojlvllle, »mb'ndiidor from the re public to Conlmtinople ; ami exemplary punifttment is <lcm owe it to my it-it' to fijbmit to the Convention tlte most itiimite explanations in aider that they m iy jiitljjc* between citizen Seinouv lie, and . Tnyfl-lf fc 1 can at all times, with the gieat eli c« nfidOnce, render an account nf my conduct to the reprefefltatives of die njtion: a-id although I can.lot applaud tne irreglila, if) inner in which 1 a-p denounced. becaut itevidertly tends to wea en the > efpo ililri lity'of nliriilters, in ta.4i.lg away frstin th.in the liberty of their »<vri ig<nN, yet Hill I nn indebted ro the del 011 who have now given me a fail fiiin to e*,»of • .to the ;>n >.ic rti? jvidity «! intention tlv»t- a.-Jusc. I tl . efu' c.mncil, -sml fhc. 11 1b ' p.'v* p:i.'e,l. i uiii v . 1' the Cmve it o1 in deta.i 1; , : , tending to wy juftifi it'on i . myfeit to lu imitto cftein aiiuple *JiTa.ii of f.itts relative thereto. Prom th- time of tlie revolution in Angilt 1, n, ci :- • < Semortville was nanerl to the em' y '•> »n!tantinople. H talerK3, ailivitjr, and 1 . proof* of patrio tifin he had given, seem ' to -nfure tin success of a million w itch ii— vrr finer beea considered one ol um nuifl Important >n the app-iiumeut of the republic. His d.epirttire from Genoa was retarded by delays ariliui from the clio ce otprefents toh* Sittai tet! with iiifti for the Grand Seignior. The arti'is that were employed 0:1 them did not finilh their work till to ■wards the end of September. It to.ik near a month longer to convey the perfents to Toulon, where they were to by ihippfd. Thcfe delays preva ited the departure ot citizen Semonville till th end ot' 05tober. In this interval the executive council was informed not only of the intrigues of the «>ldminifter,Choifeuil Gofiier. at the Porte, bur of all the steps taken by the inirt'flerj ot the combined powers, particularly by the Neapolitan ininifter, to render, citizen Semonville odious, and prevent his recep tion at Conllatuinople, as ambafljdot from the republic. " In order to the success of our nepoci ations with the Porte, it was neceflary to expose tlw republic to an affront Which ihe could noc otherwise than have relent ed, and would bring on a rupture with s power with which the ciri uinflam es ol the times tlrongly urge us to remain or good term-. The executive therefore con eluded it heft to suspend the departure ol Citizen Semonville, and fend a fccondarj agent to Const mtinople. not only to m.ik« Avuy for the acknowledguir nt of the am feafl'ador, b.it to enter prrivdionally upor :negociations. which it would have beer dangerous to deter ariv longer. Citizer Semonville then received order? to remove from Genoa to the ilia.id of Corlica, aur Jiolc! himfelf in readmefs to depart at ;i jmoinent's warning. While the executive council were taking every ncceflary precaution, the Convention ordered the publication ot the papers found in the iron chelt, in the palace of the Thuillerren. A inong tbefe pupei* was fnuild a letter from Talon to the ci-devant king, in ■which lie propose» citizen Semonville a« fttcceflbr to Diimourier, in the mini (try 11 f »re»gn aftairs, becanfe 41 under theappear ice of a Jacobin, he had 1. 1 cart uholl) d voted to tUe service of Lnuis."-—A copy of the letter written by Talon is as fot -4 >ws—" Sire, The importance of the oc cation brings before you a servant, who, tho'having relinquidiecJ all di.eit connex ion!, has no.t been the left engaged in at« tcntively making his obfervatioiu upon whatever concerns your niaj<lly. Thii morning, Sire, Duinourier i..tends to re ejliefl his difinillion. It is necelfaiy hi' tuccell'or (lionldbea man. who, under co lour of being a Jacobin, (hould yet have a heart wholly devoted to your service. Such a man is M. Seitu nville. The part he has afled for (ix months past is the ltrongelt argument I can give you in his favor. Your mnjelly has his confidence, and I hope lie will merit y«iu's; lor rcci procal confidence is the strongest tie that can attach men to each other, however separated by diftailce.—lt has been per haps too presumptuous : n me to make thy felf refyoniible to your majelty for Semon ville's fentiincots : I may Udd. however, that if events Ihould require a dietatorthij' (already tried without (iiccefs) he, myfelf, and one other pcrfon, would take the whole ril'que upon ourselves, and be refponlible for its (Sicccfa. I have said enough for your majelty to understand what I mean Should you wifli a further explanation, I take the liberty to alk a private inter view."—l jim, &c. your majelty'* molt obedient and faithful IVrvant and fnbject. Signed, TALON. Paris, 21ft June, 1792. The encomiums bestowed by Talon on the secret fetjtimrnti of citiienSeinouville, >vere not of a nature to inspire confidence m the executive council, vvlueh from such ' id errct. would have dlfinilfecl him at once, f 1 ti» y h id thought it their duty previ >iity to hear the ambail',trior's iuftification. 'lit the delicate litustion in winch our af nnv .ire. in respect to rhe Porte, and .1 e'firy of freeing Our agent from all ■ 11.is been a motive with the exe 11 r concealing their opinion of Se ,lll order to give the agent time 1 1 Co ilhmtinople by land. van not till the ad of February that te ,0 tit zen Se.mmville, to acquaint 11 * itli t e ih.uhti which the publication 'I' 1 alon's I< tier had raised againlt his lurachr. a<Mi to persuade him to return 'o France to jnlhfy himfelf. This letter .vn meant to convince citizen Seiuonvllle, nat it was a talk to ine to nfoem! a man from the execution of his ifnce, whose talent* and activity might be .'fry ufeful to fjlr republic. This itiea ure, dictated purest patrlotifin and 1 full conviftlon of that responsibility which » fobinding upon the great oltLers of the republic (a mvafuropodtbly ton moderate when 011 c conliders the ltri4t meaning of Talon's letter; has been reprefentcd to the National Convention as treafan againlt the epublic. and this fame Setnonville, whose lame has so unaccountably been included n the correfpondenceof Louis XVlth, has ji'tfunied himfelf. to call in queliion the Mtriotifm of those good citizens who have lenouueed ine to the Convention." FRANKFORT, (Germany) April 17. Ceneral Kalkreuth, who direit* the in i'ellment of Mentz. has fumtnoned the city :o surrender ; but general 1 oire, who :ommands there while general Metmier las the command of Caffrl, replied that he Mould defend it to the lull. The bum* i-.rdinent ot this unhappy town was there foie begun yelterday. The bcliegers hav ng in vain attepmtcd to dillodg* the French from the village of Weilleman, which was nec< lfary tor them to carry on the operation of the liege, they at length let lire 10 it. All the environs are likely to be fnbjetted in the fulleft extent, ta all the horrors and devastations of war. VIENNA. April 8. According to letters from Florence, the Grand Duke of Tufcany, renouncing the Mtcm ot'neutrality, his ordered M. I,af. lotte, tlx"French minister, to quit his dates within twenty-four hours. The army of the Prince deSaxe Cobourg will be dill augmented with 49,000 men, tn order that proper gnriifons may. be left in the Aultrian Netherlands, and that our army may enter French Flanders before the beginning of May. The day before yelterday the third co lumn of our heavy artillery began to march from this capital. It consists ot three com panies of cannrmieri, one of bombardiers, and seventy carriages laden with ammu nition and Implements .eceflary for carry ing on lieges, each dravtn by fix horses. RATISIiON, April 3. In the cunclufiun of the Empire, of the Bid ult. when the war sgajnll Frs .ce win declared, and the circulation of the French aflicnats prohibited. it waslin ther resolved That " All treaties of peace hitherto conclu ded between the Germanic empire and France rre to be declared null, yet with out pn jtidicing the rights of evt iy third. " All written correfpoiidenee is to be narrowly examined, but the commercial ronneftions with France arc to be preser ved till infringed by France hevfelf. " All the states and vaff-iis of the Em pire are to renounce their neutrality with France. " All frenchmen \vhe> cannot obtain a permillion of from the maglf •trates of a;iy port of the Empire, are to be banished from all its dependencies." O S T E N D, April 27. The Bruflels while it laments the obstinacy of the French, bears tcftilnony to their intrepid conduit in the field. One action there is ("aid to have hiitcd twelve hours, and it is compared at fonie periods of its duration to the battle of Jemuppe it felf. The combined armies have, howe ver, poflefied themselves of many polls ir the French territory. St. Ainartd ha> been lately occupied by them ; and the Prit.lTa*s ore polled at Latinoy, Rotibray, and Tnrcoltu, which are within five or lix miles of Lisle itfelf. The greatelt diHref; prevail: in thole (Jiftrifrs; so immoderate is the price of articles of the firft necefiity, that even to exist, it were necellary to bt wealthy. Whether these difpolitions por tend the (lege of Lille. I know not ; It feetns, how ever prob ible, that when the heavy artillery arrives, which Is expected about the middle of next month, an at tempt Will be made, which even if itlhoulil n« filtered, will not be inglorious. It is generally believed in this country, howe ver, that i.ille will be taken ; the reason of which belief, as has been Hated to me with much candour and funplicity, feenu Eo b*. that that they cannot conceive how the'combined armies will be able to get 011 f they do not take Lille. Certain it is. rhnt If they do take Lille, their will make 1 moll important acqullition ; for the tortbern departments of France, conlift ng of an iminenfe plain, as far as Paris, would br open to the ravages of cavalry, ind a real famine might be added lo the ong catalogue «f calamities which has been iberally alligned to that republic. BP-USSELS, April 26. General Dumourier's profpeft of reftor ng a king and constitution to France ha< otally mi fear lied. lam the more sorry "or it, as I am perfnaded itc fuCccfs uotild lave saved a deluge ot blood. A limited monarchy in my mind, is the belt govern ment ; and fucli an alliance as was propo sed to be the consequence, would have ertainly fecureirto the French a rational *y!tem of liberty. Thouglr I mult in mj :onfcience, blame all foreign interferenct 'open or clandelllne) in the affairs ol France ; yet as this interference has beer rarried so far, I (honld have been glad tc "*e it terminated in a way favourable u humanity, and not inimical to freedom : ; very different result may now be appre hended. Jt seems as if this project had mif rarried from want of co-operation at Paris. Dumourier's letters avowing his delign: ivere intended as the signal for the Orleam jarty to rife. The afilinbly concealec :hefeletters, and the report of the coin inflioners, as long as they could ; it wa: fiipa'rtant for thein to gain time, becauft :he new levies were agitators. Had the) Utemptcd a malfticre, they would havt directly laid ho!d of. Tjieir emiflarie: hreatened, in the tribunes or tne adembly, ixty of the molt noted republicans, but die lot dare to put their threats in execution. In lliort, this infurreition not having taker jlace at the time it was expected, Dtimon rier durlt not venture with the few tr«Oßi Utaehed to him into the heart of the king lorn ; be prop» ed reinforcing his armj *1 th a Wody of Anllrians, and this clrcum lance cooled nioft of his friends. The onflant method is to keep themselves tot unich backward, and depend too fuuch or lu irqpents, so that what has happened tt iJumourier is 110 more than what btfon uppened tcrthe late king of Sweden ant he Hrabanters. London, April *j. DUEL. Col. Gardner's mother alTurid us, t'h* she had received a letter from her lon ai Antwerp, informing her, tliaf a duel hat been fought there between the duke ol York and the prince of Orange, in whirl the latter was run through the body. The wound, however was not mortal. It is to be 1 (marked, that the Ivvo prin ces are married to the two irlnceliei ol Prnflia. The duel originated in the order giren [Total Numb. 173 ] by the Aadtholder some time fmce, which was reported 1n (his paper, that all officer* and foldiera negle&ing their dtity, should be lent to the piovoft, which answers to the newgate of this country ; the Britifti foldicrs were not accepted. Hii royal highness remonttratcd, and at last decla red, in peremptory terms, that BritoDS fhotiid obey the ordvrs of u Briton only. There is at this time a much greater numbc r of American veflels in the river, than at any peried lince the independence of the United States. Lisle is well prepared to Tuftsin 3 siege ; 450 pieces of cannon are mounted on the ramparts ; the garrison has fullicient ffores oi ammunition'and provilions ; and all the> approaches to it is laid under water. On Tuesday were fold by public awftien, In the city, the two firft French prizescon demned this war. The one Le Cuflinc, Was fold for 1151. and the othtr Les Sans Culottes, for 140 —These are the funis we receive in return for prizes taken by them to the amount of near 30,0001. The premier, notwithfianding his elabo rate display and enumeration of the re fmtrces and opulence of the country, has already changed his opinion upon that fub ieft ; and what a few months part he def piled and treated as trifling and inconside rable, he now regards asobje&s offuchau alarming nature, that all the /lei 11 and saga city which may be employed upon the oc alion, will probably prove in iirinounting them. If the enquiry into ihe (iate and condition of the country, which Mr. Fox was so desirous might have taken place, previous to the declaration of war, had been brought forward and pro perly attended ttf, the filccet ding misfor tunes, which have nearly overwhelmed the tomwei cial pm-t of the nation, <iould ne ver have occurred ; and in lictt Of that de (trudtion and defoliation which have taken place in every branch of otir commerce and manufactures, peace, plenty, and ge neral unanimity, woftld have prevailed throughout the nation 1 . I he >ndile/iy oi Mr. Dfjndn* has long leen proverbial ; if it were not, his late ieclaration in tire Hotife of Commons, would m:rke it so. That is, that the pre ent diltrtfled titration of the trade and :onimerce of the country, wns fairly at tributed to her prosperity, Iter energies, slid her spirit ot enterp'rize. V e know the neceflity some persons maV have fur mpoling on JOHN BULL, yet we cannot [tippofe hlpi so dull as to give cndil to Inch bfit that he will jpftly im pute/the exiftrtig calamities to its real caule, narfiely, The present uapopular war. May 3. The Suffolk 6f 74 guns, with the Cen Cioddard and Lafcellei Eaft-lmJiaifien, Ad a large convoy, failed this afternoon for the Downs. The captain of the Spatrifli Register fbip brought in here took the French prrvaieer to be an Alge. ine, having never seen the new nation ii culours. Or heaid of the war; and from a dread of being made Haves Hood an atlion offjve hours, in winch he had ten men killed and 37 wounded. HU, upper works were entirely fluttered, and his people having betn at fia from the time lie left Lima, could no longer support the fatigue of the attion. The iqate «f the privateer liro-gly recommended a run to America with the prize- May 7. Intelligence is in this town from Paris, olate a date a dale asthe 37th ult. when ntU remained in Allien tranquility The ffpbrt 1 cfpetting the state of the granaries was, that they contained a fuflicieiit t>f corn or a fortnight. The royal family w ere fafe and in health. Recrulng for the army centiuued in the capital ; but in the provinces it every where met with oppuiition. Some (ituations of consequence on th»> frontiers, towards Spain, are said to liaVe fallen into the hands ol that power. 1 lie combined armies we do not under - Hand, have made any progress iince the last accounts received—neither have we heard any thing more of the meditated attack upon Dunkirk. 1( appears to be the determination Of fiance in the enluiiig campaign, to ast entirely 011 the defeiifi'Ve ; thus firmly oc cupied, it is generally conlidcred, that they will be enabled to exhaust the patience of their numerotii enemies.