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injustice became oar guides, we worked our own dcftru<stion, and oar enemies profit by our (aults. Yon are flattered and deceived, 1 will endeavor to tear the veil si oni before your eyes. 'be Belgians have been made to fnfFer vrxanous of everv kind ; the (acred rights of liberty "hi<»e Uen violated as they relate to them ; their religious opi nions have been mfulted ; the Itir niture of their churches has been taken without neeeltity, bai with indecency. Thc-ir charade; and intentions have been fflifreprefeut ed ; rlrr re-union *»l fii'iliault has beep effect c»l by uiawi violence, by the sword and lire arms ; that of fefuflels by a knot of men vvho could cxiit bur in the tnidft of t*ouble,and , by a few blood th tfty individuals uliembled to intimidate the citizens. Look over the liiflory of the low countries, you will find t hat the peo pie are good, open hearted, coura geous, and wuithy of treedoiSi. The Duke of Alva, the moil ci uel of the satellites of Philip 11. bad 18,000 executed by the band ot the ■hangman. The Belgians took ven geance by a war of thirty yea_is,and their attachment to the religion ot their fathers, only could have bro't them ag'iin under the Spanish yoke. Your finances were exhausted when we entered Belgia ; your coin had difjppeared. C ambon, who m&y be an honest citizen, but who is far beneath the confidence you re posed in him in financial matteis, law no remedv but in the pofleliion of the riches of that fertile country. —He proposed to you the fatal de cree of the 15th December ; you unanimously accepted it, and yet every one of those among yon, with whom I have conversed on tiie fub jetft, told me he did not approve of it, and that the decree is unjust. One of my memorials was again ft that decrree ; ic was not read in the allembly. The fame Cambon en deavored to render my remonftran ' ces hateful and criminal, by faying from the tribune that I was placing a veto upon the decree of the Aflein bly : You confirmed this decree by that of December 30th ; you di rected your commillioners to fee it executed ; by your orders the exe cutive fem at leali 30 commission ers ; the choice of them was bad, excepting a very few honest men, who are perhaps considered as of doubtful principles, because they endeavor to mitigate the odium at tached to their functions. The ma jOiiiyare madmen or tyrai ts, or men without reflection,whom a bru tal zeal always has led beyond their duty. The agents of tyranny have been scattered over the whole face of Btlgia ; the military comman dants in obedience to the decree, have been obliged to employ, upon their requifttion, the forces entrust ed to them.—These extortioners fi nally exasperated the spirit of the Belgians. Thence forward, fear, perhaps hatred, have replaced that 'Ardial fraternity which accompa nied our fii'ft fleps in Belgia ; and at the moment of our change of for tune our agents exercised their functions with the jnoft excessive injustice ami violence. You have been mi (taken asm the re-union to France of feyeral porti ons of Belgia You thought that union voluntary, becanfe you were deceived by lies. From that moment you thought it in your power to take the fnperfluous plate from the churches, to defray the exppnee of the war. You then looked upon the Belgians as frenchmen : but even if they had been,you yet Iliould have waited the voluntary giving up of this plate ; y'onr taking it by open violence hecame sacrilegious : This is exa<Sly what has happened. The prierts and monks' have taken, ad vantage of. that imprudent a«ftj and then pfeached us up as pillag ers io be avoided, and every whfire the inhabitants armed agaiaft us. Our's is not a war of ariftocr»cy,foc our rev.oluti<)n favors the inhabi tants of the country, and yet that description of people arm a gainst us, and the alarm is founded in all Quarters. It with them a war of religion ; and with us a criminal war. YVe are at this moment fur rounded by enemies ; you will fee it by the reports which i lend to the miniiier of war, you will fee at the fame time the firlt ineal'ufes 1 have been obliged to take to save the French army, the national ho nor, and indeed the republic. Reprelen.atives of the nation, 1 call on your probity and the recol lection of the importance of your duties ; 1 call 011 the sacred princi ples explained in the declaration of the rights of man, and I wait with hu patience your decision. At this moment you hold in your hands the faie of the empire, and I am per fuaded that troth and virtue will guide your decisions, and that you will not fuffer your armies to be flained by crimes and then become the victims of those crimes." Oitmoutier, informed that this letter had been referred to the com mittee of defence, requests the con vention to come to no determinati on upon it, until be has again con ferred with the coramiiiioners to Belgia. [ i he above letter appears in the Monjteur Uuiiierjeilt, a Paris paper of the 25th of March, which menti ons in a note, " That the letter had not been read before the National Convention, but printed and pub lilhed in the Belgic provinces."] March 23. Letters were read from the admi nilVration of the lower Loire. By these letters of tjie 19th it appeai-s that the rebels are masters of the whole country round Nantes, which city is in a manner besieged ; the communications are interrupted — they call for immediate aififtance— they announce that the chief of the rebels, the number of whom they state at about 40,000, is one de la Perriere, that he has Cent various propolals to the city of Nantes ; for he has declared not to acknowledge the authority of the department and of the dilhitft : he has much threatened, if he is not assisted in supporting a kind cf constitution which he presented, in which he calls for the difmilfion of the consti tutional clergy and a diminution of ta<es. The administrators promise and Fwear to remain firm at their post. They have resolved, as the only answer to the rebels, that court martials flvdl attend each body of troops that should match against them to judge those taken and im mediately cause the sentence to be executed. March 24. Tallier informed that the depart ment of Dordogne had sent 1200 men againit them. Honorable men tion of the zeal of this department and the city of Bourdeaux was de creed. b'errand dated, that the frontier of Spain was in a formidable itate of defence ; but that it was other wise with ours. The executive council was directed to give an ac count ot the situation of that im portant frontier. Maltinet communicated a letter he received from Nantes, by which it appears, that the communication between that city and Antwerp is reffored. The adminiltrative bodies have disposed of detachments at: different diltances ; they diretfed the gullies and ditcher made in the roads uy the rebels to be filled up. Upwards of 1200 rebels have alrea dy fuffered death, about the fame number are in prison, and will not delay experiencing the fame fate. This info rmation gave the greatest fatisfadiion. Two letters were received from the minrller at war. In the firft he announces, that he is communicat ing to the committee of general de fence the dispatches which he re ceived yelterday and this night from gen. Dumourier, as well as the plans concerted between the executive council and the generals—they can not be rendered public for the ge neral good— it will fuffice te fay, that Dumourier is making a retro grade movement to get nearer to the frontiers ; this measure has ap 7 peared to him iieceflary to reorga nise the army which is in disorder. By the second letter it appears that Ciiftine has had a considerable advantage over the PrufTians. He beat thein in an attack they made -406 on one of his posts ; ~1<! Frencl > troops displayed adonithing intre pidity every where they took from ilie enemy forage and provifious. LONDON, March 24 Medals are now distributing in Paris, having on one fide the effigy of Louis XVi. and on tlie other, the words, 11 eft mort martyr. The effects of 1 lie rMy declaration publiflied by Louis Stanislaus Xa vier, have begun to inanifeft them selves in France precisely in the manner that might have been ex pected. No sooner was the absurd inltrument made public, but ad drefles were presented from various quarters, demanding the trial and punifhmeui of the unfortunate An toinette. These miserable deluded refugees fall into the purposes of igalite, as fully as if they were his pro felled and hired instruments. April 3! The communication with Ollend being once more open, in telligence will be more frequently received from the immediate feac of war The mails from Holland and Flan ders arrived yellerday. The Ley den Gazette mentions, that the in tercourse being re-opened, they have obtained French papers to the 18th, the day on which they ceased to be forwarded to London. The Bruflels Gazette is totally barren of intelligence. The late failures in the city which by some persons have been attribut ed, very falfely, to be the effects of the war, are found to arise, on close infpetftion, from connections with the country banks—a growing mif chief, which has long called for the interference of the legislature to check its progress. Friday evening intelligence came to Lloyd's, of eight Englifli mer chantmen trading to the Levant having been taken by French pri vateers, in the Mediterranean, and fix of them carried into Marseilles. They are insured at 80, cool. La Halle, where Dumourier was encamped, according to the last ac count, is a strong post a few miles to the south of Brullels. It was the fame place that Duke Albert made a stand in the last campaign, to co ver the retreat of the Court of Brul- i'els. Apa.ll. 6. Yesterday afternoon capt. Hawes, of the fecund Nancy cutter, belong ing to Deal, arrived in St. Marga ret's bay, with dispatches from O itend for admiral M'Bride. The cutter left Oftend at 11 o'clock on Thursday night, and brings niofb important intelligence. We under lain! that Dumourier is arrived at Lille with his forces, and that he had scarce made his appearance, before M. Bournonville and five commissioners from the convention, had come down with orders to bring him up a prisoner to Paris. Dumcti jier did not follow the example of la Fayette ; he refilled the order of the convention, and having felt the pulse of his army, arretted the com iniliioners, and sent them to the prince of Cobourg, as liortages for the fafety of the Queen and royal family. He then proclaimed the young Louis king, at the head of the army, and sent a dispatch to Paris, intimating his determination to proceed immediately thither, & support the claim of the Dauphin to the throne of his ancestors, as from the conduct of the convention, he saw that France could only be saved by a general refinance to their horrid tyranny. Such is the report that has come to our ears of this important dispatch ; and which we give literally as we have reteived it. It is added, that in consequence of the news of Dumoui ier's defeat, and of the violent measures taken by the convention, the tumult 111 Paris has risen to the molt extrava gant heighth. Theparcies had atftu afly come to blows, the barriers were (hut, the white flag, with a mourning crape over it, was flying in the llreets, and numbers of peo ple had mounted the white cockade. Besides the above particulars, in telligence has been received, that the merchants and principal inha bitants of Dunkirk, are ready to deliver up that place to the royal party, and |, av( . f . H"ral M'Bride, |° *' fend over two sri- ap< , :i h I'cffion of the tow,, °' ake p^ an L-xprels whicb this morning f r „„, , be „ are enabled ro e i VE ,h e counts of a * ing on il,e ev e „f , a ki, " J ' Pans. at The ctrcwinftance* that h,„ i to this are of a m,,lt extra,,a nature. The Moppage „( nttinicatmn with France h a ,t in the dark campletclv wi.i, to the proceedings of the on. It now appear] that ,fc. n!| important traufadienj j lMf . ' piace. Ui ®i After Dumourier had been r ortfl | to retreat within the Frr„. 1.7 •fcr, vention, ftatiug, " That ii it imjinSible to make head ,£ the Allied Powers.andthat I, the only means of f av i„ g ¥t J from being over-run by those ers, would be to have a King" " In conference of this ]« etr , Decree■ of Accusation was paH ,.J a gainst Dumourier, in the fitting the 50th of March, who had been denounced in the Municipality 0 f ■n" 5 1 \I-*T : a " d Buur "on v.lle the Minister at War, and five others were deputed to the army, to put the Decree into execu tion, by arresting Dumourier and fending him a prisoner to Pj r;s Dutnourier himfelf fays, he finnlv believes ir was their intention to have had him maflacred on the road. They reached the army, and m ' formed the General of their mil. on. He saw the time was tome id llrike a decisive blow. He aflem bled his troops ; informed tiem of the Decree of the Convention, ami hinted his own wiftesand deligtis. They exclaimed, that they would ft and by him. He immediately be gan to ad. He arretted Beornoti ville and the other Coiinrtilßoneri, and sent them with a letter to Ge neral Clairfayt, Hating that hew about to march to Paris next morn ing, the 2d inft. at the head of hit army, for the purpose of feltorinj the French Monarchy.- — General Clairfayt forwarded (lit prifooers committed to his chirp by Dumourier,to the Prince of ban Cobourg, and immediately wroti with his own hand, an account ol these extraordinary tranlaiSions tt Count Metternich, the Imperial Mi nilter at Bruflels, who forwards this account to the Hague. Tit express that brought this news left the Hague on the 4th, a few hotr after General Clairfayt's account arrived there, and reached Londo! this morning at seven o'clock. The fame accounts have been re ceived from Broflels and Oftend, Extract of a letter from Mechlin, March 24. " This day the French retired in good order about eJeveu o'clock if the morning, after havingdeftrny ed or blown up the bridges in trc neighbourhood of the city. Ttt people immediately proceeded t< the square, where they deftroyt the monument erected by the] ic:r bin club to the memory of ! ' t i ' tier,and tranfportingthe fraspit™ of it to the foot of the treeolli'J" ty„ set the whole ort fire. " The people then repaired >< the club-room, from which tw) carried away the tribune and t» ches, to add them to the tiff whole was conduced wiiheotMJ tumult. .. " At two o'clock the .mag l ' and the grand council, P' ocef ' to the town-house, on >»«>'"»< presented to them by the p»o» a | representatives of < J. who had managed att.nrs the residence of the rrenc • representatives then refig" functions in the P r .® j r , r i magistrates, who titude and fatisfaction a<Jm j they had fliown during , ra „ 11 ill rat ion, in P r ' ,b tranquillity, and P™. jf; Jt ns rights and proOT°f' he £U '• At five o'clock the m troops took pofie. ion c amid the ringing f the acclamations of the pe ■