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myself at tlie head of the 1st and 2d corps of in
fantry, commanded by theLt. Gens. d’Erlon und ltd lie, of tlie division of light cavalry of the guard under the orders of tlie 1 ..cut. Generals Defebre Dcsnouettes ami Colbert, anti of two di visions of cavalry of count Yalrny, and which formed eight divisions of infantry and four of cav alry. With these troops, of whom meanwhile I never had but apart Under my command, 1 re pulsed the enemy, and obliged him to evacuate Gosselies, Frasne, Mcllet, and Hoppigmc. There they took position with the exception of the 1st corps, which was yet at Marcieinie >, and wh.ch rejoined me the next day. On 'hr 16th, I received an order to attack the English in Utcir position of Qoatre liras. We ina -coed upon the enemy with an enthusiasm difficult to be described, nothing resisted our hn pe'uodty; tlie battle became general and the vic tory was not doubtful, when, at the moment in which I was about to advance the 1st corps of in fantry, which until then had been left by tin*. ,n reserve at Frasne, 1 learned that the emperor had disposed of it without informing me, as well as tjie divis.on ofGeranl of the 2d corps, to direct them u|>on St. Ajnand and support liis left wing which was severely engaged against the I’rus s.ans. 1 he blow which this news gave me was terri ble. Not having under my orders more than tui eo divisions, instead of e gilt, on which I cal culated, I was obliged to let Victory escape, and in spite of iny efforts, and in spite of the bravery and devotedness of the troops, l could do no thing more than preserve my position to the end of the day. Near 9 o’clock in the evening, the 1st corps was sent back to me by the emperor, for which I e had no use. Tim's, 25 or 30.UJU men were, so to speak, paralyzed, and had been marched about during the whole battle with arms in their hands from tlie left to the right, and from the right to the left, without firing a gun. It is impossible to avoid suspending for a mo ment these details, to remark to you, M. Duke, *11 the consequences of this false movement, and in general of tlieb.d disposiftons made during the day. By what fatality, for example did the empe ror, instead of bringing all the fl>rre aga nst L. Wellington, who might have been attacked bv surprise, and was not equal in force, regard this attack us secondary. II .w could the emperor, after the passage oftheSambre, conceive the pos sibility of giving two battles in one day f That nevertheless took place,ngainst forces double our numbers, and this, military men who saw it, have been unable to comprehend. Instead of this, if lie had left a corps of obser vation to restrain the Prussians, and marched w ith his strongest masses to support me, the En glish army would have been undoubtedly de stroyed betivceen Qiiutre liras and Genappe— and this position which separated the two allied armies once in our power would have given the emperor the facility of approaching the right of ♦ he Prussians, and crushing them in their turn.— The general opinion in France, and especially in the army, was that the emperor wished only to destroy the British army 5 and the circumstances were favourable for that, but the destinies or dered it otherwise. On the 17th, the army marched in the direc tion of Mont St. John. ^ On the 18th the battle commenced about 1 o’clock, and although the bulletin which gives the recital of it makes no mention of me, there is is no need of my affirming that 1 was present. Lieut. Gen. Count lirouet lias already spoken of this battle in the House of Peers. ILs narra tive is exact with the exception only of some im portant parts, on which he was e tlier s lent or ignorant, anil which 1 ought to make known.— About 7 o’clock in the evening, after the most frightful carnage I have ever seen, Gen. Lab., doyen* came to inform me from the emperor that Marshal Grouchy had arrived on our rigli and had attacked the left of the English and Prussians united. Tins general officer proceed ing along the lmespre.id this news among the sol diers, whose courage and devotedness was al ways the same, and who gave new proofs of it at tins moment, notwithstanding the fatigue with which they were exhausted. I11 the mean t;m-, what was my astonishment, I ought to say mv in dignation, when I learned some moments after that Marshal Grouchy had not arrived to mu support, as it had just been assured to the whole army, but that forty or fifty thousand Prussians attacked our extreme right and forced it to foil hack. Whether the emperor whs deceived upon the moment when Marshal Grouchy might ar rive to support him, or whether the march of the Marshal had been more retarded than had been anticipated, bv the efforts of the cnetnv, the fac' is that at the moment when his arrival was an nounced to us, he was only near Wav re upon the IL le; that is, for us as if he had been at a hun dred leagues il.stance from our ficiil of bat.lc; bnori nine arter 1 saw arrive four regiments of the middle guard, conducted by the «mpero in person, who wished With those troops to re new the attack, and penetrate the cqntre of the enemy, lie ordered me to march aC their head With general Friant. Generals, officers, sold.et-' all shewed the greatest intrep.dity, but tins oorp> «>t troops was too weak to he able to resist a long time, the forces that the enemy opposed to him and it was soon necessary to renounce the hope winch for some moments, this attack had g.ven. General Friant was struck by a ball,at my side. I had my horse killed and was thrown under him. Ihe brave men who will reiurn from this terri ble affair, will render me the jiut ioc, I hope, of saying they saw me on foot, sword in hand the w hole evening, and that I quitted not the scene of carnage, hut one of the last and at the moment when n treat w as necessary. Meantime the Prussians continued their of fensive movemen , and our right scn-blv fell hack. I lie English in their turn advanced.— I here remained to us yet four squares of the old guar!, placed advantageously for protecting the retrcit. Those brave grenadiers, the elite of the a ^y Massively forced to fall back, only yield d the ground foot by foot, until fiuali'v ovcrwhclmned by numbers, they were almost m •tirelv destroy ed. Fmm that moment, the retro gads movement was ordered, and the army firm ed b it a confused column There Was not heard however in rout, the cry of tare him*rf wh; cm. with which the army baa been calumniated in the bulletin. As to mvseif, constantly in the rear guard, which I followed on foot, having had •II mv horses killed, exhausted with fatigue, co vered with bruises, and having no longer strong h to march, I owe tny life to a corporal of the guard, who supported me in my match, and d.d not abandon me during the retreat. Towards 11 o’clock in the evening I found Lt.gen. l.efebre Desnouettes ; and major Schmidt one of Ins officers, had the generosity to give me the only horse that he had remain ng, Tims I arrived at Marciennea*" Pont, at four in the morning, alone, without officers, ignorant of what had become of the emperor, whom some time b tore tfie end of the battle I had ent.rely Ins s.ght of,and whom I believed to be taken or slain General Pamphtlc Li croix,chief of the etat ma jor of the 2d corps, winch ( found in that city told me tlut the emperor was at Chamhray. I supposed that the emperor would put me at the head of the corps of marshal Grouchy, to cover t t Sam lire and to facilitate tlic mean* of the troops rallying towards Avesnea and in that pnr suasiou I repaired to Beaumont. Itut some par te-of cavalry followed us very near, and having • I ready interfiled the road of Maubem, ami Phdippvdle, I perceived the total impossibility of atoppmg a single sold er at that po itit and of making any opposition to the ptogresf. of the vic torious enemy. I continued my progress upon .Vvesnes, where I could not obtain any informati on of what had become of the cinpcr.it-. Li this state of tilings, obtaining no news of his majesty or ®f the major general,the disorder in creasing every moment, and, with the exception •»f some regiments of the guard and the line every one marching at pleasure, 1 determined to repair to Paris by Su Uueniin, to make known a? promptly as possible to the minister of w ar, the true state of aifairs, so that he might at least send to meet flu- army some new troops, and take mmediately the measures which circumstances rendered nccc«s-u-y. On mv arrival at Bnurgct, three leagues from Pans, 1 learned tint the ein;>e. ror had passed there at 9o’cl<>ck in the morning. Tins is M. Duke, an exact recital of this fatal campaign. Now 1 demand of those who have survived of I this beautiful and numerous army, in what man tier can I be accused of this disaster of which it has been the victim, and to winch our military annals afford no parrallel ? I, it is said, have be trayed iny country, 1, who toserveit, have shown a zeal perhaps which has betrayed me. Hut this calumny is not, and cannot be supported by :.ny fact, by any circumstance, bv any presumption. Whence then can these odious rumors proceed, which are all at once circulated with a frightful rapidity? If in my inquiries on this subjec*, 1 d.d not fear almost as much to discover, as to conceal the truth, I should declare, that every tlimg compels me to the belief, that l have been diaiiietiilly deceived, and that it is attempted to envelope in the veil of tte.ison, the faults and ex travagances of this campaign ; faults \vlii«h care was taken not to acknowledge in the bulletins w'hich have appeared and against which 1 huve uselessly disclosed with the accents of truth what 1 have just declared in the House of Peers. 1 expect of the justness of your excellency, and of your kindness to me, that you will insert this letter m the public journals, and give it thegreat vst publicity. I renew to your excellency the assurance of my high consideration. The marshal, prince of Moskwa. (Signed) KEY. Paris, June Jb. Gazette ile France. v * vom lQt€ English papers, by the cartel ship Lord Porbe*, arrived here yesterday. Lo.vdom, June 23. The R issian troops have passed the Rhine.— Hie Bavarian '.mops are also well forward; they set out lu,000 .nnumber forManheimon the'Oiii fdlowed by a pulk of Don Cossacks and several Russian regiments of cavalry with field pieces — Flic whole force passed over to the French sid«. on the 19tii was about 20,000 men and other for ecs are pressed forward. Their arrival will 1>< nost seasonable, as no breathing time will lie al lowed. to the enemy to attempt to collect the scattered remains of the French army. PR O CLAMATIOJf Id lressed by field J.Marshal Prince Bhtcher, to the army of the Loa>er Rhine, to be read at the head of every Battalion. “ Brave officers and soldiers of the armv of the Lower Rh.ne!—You have done great tiling* Date companions in arms—you have fought two >attles in three days. The first was unfortunate, and yet your Courage was not broken. You have’ tad to struggle with privations, but von have borne them with fortitude. Immoveable m ad verse fortune, after a loss of a bloody battle, you inarched with firmness to fight another, re lying on the god of battles, and full of confidence n your commanders, as well as of perseverance in your efforts against presumptuous and perjur <d enemies, intoxicated with their victory. “ It was with these sentiments you marched o support the brave English, who were main :-lining the most arduous contest with unparalrl • d firmness. But the hour winch was to decide h.s great struggle has struck, and hat shewn vlio was to give the law, whether an adventurer, ir governments who are the fr ends of order.— >e*tuiy ui, still undecided, when you appear ed issuing from the forest which concealed you from the enemy, to attack his rear with that cooiness, that confidence which characterises ex pel .cured sold ers, resolved to avenge the rever ses they had experienced two davs before. There rapid as lightning, you penetrated his already shaken columns—nothing could stop you in the career of victory. I “ * he enemy,in hisdespsir, turned his artillery upon you ; but you poured death into his ranks, lisorder, dispersion, and at last a complete rout, rie found himself obliged to abandon t*> you se veral hundreds of cannon, ami bis «rmv is dis solved. A few days will suffice to annihilate these perjured legions, who were coming to con summate the slavery and spoliation of the uni. verse. “ All gpeat commanders have regarded it as impossible immed.a ely to renew thecombat with a beaten army; you liave proved that this opi nion is iil-toundcd ; you have proved that reu nite warriors mr.y be vanquished, but that their valor is not shaken. “ Hece.ve, then my thanks, incomparable sol ders, objects of alt my esteem! The annuls of Europe will eternize your triumphs. It is on you, immoveable columns of the Prussian Mo narchy# that the destinies of the King ami his august House will for ever repose. Never will Prussia cease to exst while your sous and your grandsons resemble you. (Signed) «. BLUCIIER.” R port a. hires ter l to the French Emperor. 44 Ducaist, June 20. “ *' was not till after seven in the evenimr o< t!ie tH h of June, that 1 received the letter ofthe Duke of Dalmatia, which directed me to match on St Lambert, and to attack general Bulow._ I fell in with the enemy as I was marching on Wavre. He was immediately driven into Wa v*-e, and General Vanda mine's corps attacked that town, and was warmly engaged. The por tion of Wavre on the right ofthe Dyle was car ried, hut much difficulty was experienced in de bouching on the other side. General Gerard was wounded by a ball in his breast, while endeavor ing to carry the mill of B.elge, in order to pass the river, but in which he did not succeed, and lieutenant-general A.x had been killed in the at tack on the town. In this state of things, being impatient to co-operate with your majesty’s ar. my mi that important day, I detatched several corps to force the passage ofthe Dvle.and march against Bulow. The corps of V.mdamme in the mean time maintained the attack on Wavre, & on themdl, whence the enemy showed an intention to debouch, but which I did not conceive lie w.i» ca pable of effecting. I arrived at Limale, passed he r.ver, and the heights were earned by the <Ii vision of Vichery and the cavalry. Nigot did not permit us to advance farther, ami I no longer heard the cannon on the side where your msiestv <M engaged. J 44 1 halted in this situation until day light.— Wavre A the bridge were occupied by the Prus^ ms who, at three in the morning of the 18th, at tacked in their turn, wishing to take advantage of the difficult position in which I was, and ex pecting to drive me into the defile and take fhe arldery wh.cli had debouched, ami make me re Pass the Dyle. Tfmir efforts were fruitless. The Prussians were repulsed, und the village of die Hielge taken, 'fhe brave gen. Penny was killed. “ General Vsod am me then passed one of his livisions by Bielge, ami earned with ease the height of Wavre, and along the whole of my line the merest was eempleK. I was in front of Itozierue preparing to march oh Unmet*, when l received the sail intelligence of the loss of the battle of Waterloo. The officer who L* ought it 'ill >ru.ed me that your majesty was retreating on the Sambre, without be<ng able to indicate any particular po nt oil which J should direct my march. 1 ceased to pursue, and began my rc trogade movement. The retreating enemy d.d not think of following me. Learning that the enemy had already passed the SamW* and on my flank, and not being sudicieiilly strong to make a diversion in favor of your majesty, with out compromising that which 1 commanded, 1 marched upon Namur. At tins morn nt the rear of the columns were attacked. That of the left made a retrogsde movement sooner than was ex pected. which endangered fir a moment the re treat of the left ; hut good dispositions soon re paired every thing, and two pieces which had been taken, were recovered by the brave 20th dragoons, who besides took an howitzer from the enemy. We entered Namur without loss. The long defile which extends from this place to Di nant, in which only a single column can march, and die embarrassment arising from the nume rous transports of wounded rendered it necessary to hold for a considerable time the town, in which l hail not the means of blowing up the bridge.— 1 entrusted the defence of Namur to gen. Van datnme, who with his usual intrepidity maintained himself there till eight in tlic evening; so that nothing was left bch.nd, and I occupied Uitiant. “ The enemv has lost some thousands of men in the attack on Namur, where the contest was very obstina' e ; the troops have performed llieir duty in a manner worthy of pra;se. (Signed) “ L)E GROUCHY.’* The mortal remains of the gallant Sir Thomas Picton wi re landed at Deal, on Sunday from the Wrangler gun-brig. Minute guns were fired from all the Ships in the Downs when the body was convened to the beach, where all the naval and military at Deal were drawn up to rece.ve it. The body reached Canterbury about 6 in the evening, and was deposited in the custody of a guard of honor, in the same room at the Foun tain Inn, where, on the same day fortnight, the General had dined, on Ins way to embark for the army. At 6 on Monday morning, the body pro ceeded for the Metrojmlis, accompanied to the extremity of the city by the 52d regiment, with reversed arms, and the band playing the dead inarch in Saul, . “ Dover, .Tune 27. I be Success, (passage vessel) arrived here this morning early from Boulogne, with an offi cer with despatches from the French Govern ment, which have been forwarded, but the offi cer remains here until an answer is received from town. The Lady Frances Backet sailed th s morning for Ostend with a messenger, and tins iLertioon the Defence sailed for the same port, •vitli Mr. Barham and a messenger. The In dustry, passage vessel, also sailed for Ostend Wiiii passengers. C.viiLTOx-nocsi;, June 29 It is this day ordered by his Royal Highness die Prince Regent in Council, dial his Grace die Archbishop of Canterbury; do pit pare a Form of Prayer and Thanksgiving to Almighty God tor me glorious Victory obtained over the French, on Sunday the eighteenth day of tins instun', June, at Waterloo, by die allied armies under command of the Field Marshal t!it Most Noble VrUiur the Duke of Wellington, and Field -Mar shal his highness Prince Blucher. Loxnox, July 1. The French provisional government, lost not a moment, to make proposals of peace. M. Otto, a name well known in French diplomacy, is the person selected by diem to treat with England. Havmg arrived at Boulogne, lie sent over a des patch by a messenger, addressed to Lord Castle winch reached Dover on Tuesday morn ing. The messenger was detained at Dover, but I die despatch was forwarded to town by Mr. Mauud die Agent for Packets. It announces the abdication of Bonaparte, the accession of his son to the throne, and invites England to enter into II negotiation for peace. The course winch the English Cabinet will pursue, maybe easily anti cipated from their past conduct. They will re fer the proposition to our allies, to whom no doubt a like communication lias been made; and (hey wdl refuse to treat with any of the fiun.lv of Bonaparte, or any government emanating from or in any manner connected with lnm. " r i ami errs vi.m arrived on Tuesday, with Brussels papers to the 28th iust. The propo sals of the new French Government to the. ali.es ha\e been rejected by Prince Biucher on the pan of Prussia.—They included a demand for an ar mistice. Surely these new kinghnga cannot be stu pid enough to expect that the allies would slop short under circumstances, admitting tlut tins Government is unable to make any heal. German papers to the 22d inst. have arrived.— The Bavarian army passed the R u.-e at Matl neim, on t .e 19th. It was folloucd by some Kuaaian troops, including a pulk ofC __ The whole force is estimated at 23,0.;j men. Ii is probably now liar advanced on us way to Pa ns. The Prussian accounts of the 16th and 18Ji have arrived. They are very interest,ng, but .oo tong tbr insertion. In the former baitle, tin Prussians alone, amounting to 80,0jj, were op posed to the French, stated at 130,000. An En glish division (Picton’s) coming up to support he Prussians, was stopped at Quurtre liras. This action, it is admitted,ended in he defeat. of the Prussians. They retreated a short dutauce, but were not pursued. In the course of the day Prince Uiucher’s horse was k.lied and fell up n him. The enemy passed him ami re-passed Into •n several charges, while he lay on the field of b it tle—Bonaparte liavmg thus defeated tin* Prus sians, proposed to move against the British army under the Duke ol Wellington, printed on tilt great road bet weenGharieroy and Brussels_ The latter, with a promise of assistance from the I ruxsianH, promised to glVe him l»..ttle. Full credit is given to the valor of the British army in the battle that ensued on the 18th. “ English valor on tins day,” »aVs Bluclicr, “ could not be surpassed. The Scotch infantry baffled the old guard, and the English cavalry defeated the Frencu cavalry at every charge * Tins praise is the more grateful, coming as it does from a dis interested General, and a rival in military fame. The baitle, it is stated, began at lOo.cloi-k, *. *. I lie Prussians, under Billow, c me up at half past 4; but the issue remained doubtful until half past 7. The enemy, as we have already learned from the Duke of Wellington’s despatch es, were then observed wavering. A Prussian charge dec,ded the business. The rout reietn bied the fl.ght of an army of barbarians ; and of tlie enemy’s force, not more than forty thousand men, about one third of Ins army, with 27 pieces of cannon escaped. At Gennppe, Bonaparte quitted his carriage, anti made his escape on horseback, someth.ng like Johnny OHfnn, leaving his hat and sword (not wig) behind him. To the astonishment even of military men, all barriers between Waterloo and Paris, seem’ to disappear, and our army penetrates unopposed in to the very heart of France. Notwithstanding the murderous destruction of the battle of 'he 18th, the Duke of Wellington on the nex* d.y but one (tlm 2Jth) had marched thirty mdi f> Hinch ; on the 21st, 17 miles, to Malplaqm , th scene of Marlborough’s celebrated victory, on ,,.t 22d, 25 miles, toCateaii Gambresis; and in tlie course of the 23d and 24th, to l.a Fere, 39 miles. This last place is only 88 miles from Pari* ; and the TVike did not halt *t it, h it proceeded for Compeign. Avesnes had surrendered on the 22d, witli 45 pieces of cannon ; and private Utters add, that Laon, with all the stores had been oc cup:ed by Marshal Blucitcr The Prussians march on the leit flank of our army ; and the ltus.*ian<t are at length very near. The inhabi tants oi France have uniformly received the Bri tish hero with sincere joy, and have rcndilv sup plied Ins army with pnms.ons. As to the Pro - •nans, they are pouring into France in great torce. Beside* the four corps immediately under Hlucher, including Kleist’s and llulow’s, 2 other corps ot 3O,0J3 men each, are by this tune on tlic frontiers, viz. Tauenzein’s and the Heredita ry Pr,nee ol Mecklenburg’s. The latter passed Westphalia about the middle of the month, and have probably ere this entered France. We have received Paris papers to the 28th, and Brussel* and Ghent papers to the 29th ult.— It appears that Bonaparte was at Malmaison on Monday last. Various rumours have been circu lated within these few days respecting the fallen usurper. Some said that, feanng to betaken prisoner by the all.es, and dreading the probable indignation of the public at the disgrace which his gtiiIty ambition has, a second time, brought upon the French metropolis, be bad consulted bis personal safety by surrendering himselt to the Duke ol Wellington. Another report was, that he bud gone toll ivre to embark lor F.ngland or for America. Considerable colour was given to bis supposed intention of seeking an a*v linn in this country by the known fact, that his' agents had actually bought up bills of exchange on Lon don, to no small amount Letters were received from the British army, which announce that the Duke ot Wellington h:id advanced on the 23d to Cateau Cambresis, be tween Landrecy and Cambray, on the road to St. Quentin, thus avoiding the Laon road, and taking the nearest rout to Paris. Marshal Blucher was taking the road through Avesnes to Laon He is at home, as our readers recollect, at Lion. Torhat, Juno 25. On the 2."><1, at 3 P. M. II. M. ship Conway, Capt. Johq Tancock, captured the French fri gate La Panther, after a clnceof 10 hours, from Martinique bound to France, laden with coffee, rum, and sugar. The Conway sailed from Piv niouth yesterday, at 10 P. M.took her off Berry Head. La Panther had upwards of 70 passen gers on board. Ghent, June 22. Ilis Majesty Louis XVTI1. has just left us to return to Ins kingdom. A great rnanv French men of distinction have followed the King; the others wdl follow successively'. Mo ns, June 22. The Head Quarters of the Dul e of Wellington are loshy at Cateau Cambresis, which proves how great a progrus one vict'irio*js troops hare already made in the French terrhory. We expect the immediate surrender of Mau heuge. It is announced that the Duke of Kerri will arrive this evening at Alt, and that the King of I-ranee will arrive to-morrow at Mona, finni whence it is believed he will proceed to Maubeuge, the gales of which will be opened to him by the garrison. All accounts from the interior of Frmce speak or the excellent disposition of men’s minds It is at this moment ‘hat the army of Cion. Tr.ivnt bea ten in La A et.ilee, lias been obliged to capitula'e June 25. A letter of the 1811^ written hy a person attached *o t lie Head Quarters of the Lnghsh army states that Mumbai boult, -Major General of the army is dead. Brussels, June 22. After the action of the 16th, winch was un commonly obstinate and bloody', both armies re tired a few miles. The French occupied a large wo id near Genappe; the English took up a slr< ng position, with a village called Waterloo in iheir cent, e (which was head quarters) about 13 miles from Brussels, having the tine f>rcst of Soignes, which extends from thence to the very gates of Brussels in their rear. The Pruss ans, under gen. Bulow, were posted on the left oftlie Anglo-lielgic army, having the small town of YV.ivre for their head quarters. June 24. The waggons with wounded French wh.ch ar rived here yesterday are innumerable. The great est care is taken of these poor sufferers. I i|e service of the hospital is wholly organiz A deputation from Hague has brought, in the name of the town, the stun of 10,000 Morins for the relief of the woundevi ; a deputation from Rotterdam is expected tomorrow. A great many boats, with English artillery, ar rived here yestervlay. 1 lie dtike of Wellington’s head quarters were on the 21st at Malplaquet, where t he duke of Marlborough and prince Eugene gained, in 1709 t ie memorable Victory over the French, com manded by marshal \ illars. It is stated that the entrenched camp of Maubegc is ,n the hands of our troops. June 25. ATTACK OJV JsTAM UR. Namur was on the 19th, the theu re of a verv obstinate, hut happily, very short combat. The French corps, winch was in the env.rolls of VVavre (Oronchy’s) having taken its way n he night of Monday towards Namur, a Pruss,an d.Vision was .n pursuit of it. About ten o’clock the cannon «le was heard to approach, and soon the fire of m lake ry was d.-it.nouished In the afternoon a strong detachment at French cavalry appeared at the gates of the town, and required to pass thro’ m order to goto G.vet. As the place was with out a garrison, it was necessary to admit the en emy, who comm .ed io arrive during the day, and the day following. About four in the afternoon the rear guard of the French shut their gates and commenced a brisk (ire from the ramparts upon the first columns of the Prussians. About 6 o’clock the firing cessed. 1 lie J* reneh hastily abandoned the ramparts wh.ch were scaled by the Prussians. A warm but sharp action commenced in the streets, which ended by theprec puate retreat of the enemy to wards Lfinart. The glacis, the avenue to the Brussels gate, and part of the surround ng coun try are strewed with killed and wounded. [ I lie Paris Journal o( June 24th, contains gen. Grouchy’s account of his retreat, and the allair of Namur. He s.ijs he appointed Vandamme to hold X«&mur, while he retired upon D.iunt —that Vandamme maintained himself with great bravery and skill, until all the baggage, fcc. were drawn off, and then retired himself in good or der.) Mm«, June 23. I/>uis XVIII. Count D’Artois, and the dukede Bern, have ar rived this afternoon, with the roy al army ; the fortresses of Maubegc, Avesnes, and Quesnoy, are, it is sa.d, preparing to open tlicir gates to them. Lovnev, July 2. LordCnstlerengh and suit left town on Friday last (June 30) on In* mission to the continent.— It is .opposed that Prince Me tern, ch and baron Hadenberg will meet lordC. at Brussels. Gord Wellington in a dispatch dated at I,c Catcsu, 22d Juik, says, " the French soldiers quit their regiments ,in parties, and return to their homes : that of the cavalry and artillery selling horses to Uie people of the country.” The re main* of the French army, he says, were retiring >''Gaon. The 3d corps was the only one that r.mamed entire. PiTMOf7Tn, July 4. An application for passports for a French ne gociator was received by government on Tucs-1 day, but it was reject*' ; an \ the o»7.cer who brought the d.-paicii wx. •» in d^k to linilogne. Anmncr dispatch, however, is s.-id to have ar nveil at Uoulogneon Thursday night, and to have liccn forwarded immediately to government.— 1 lie general he.iel is, that it had for it; object the demand on the part of Bonaparte, of anasr luin in this country, which demand it *s al»o be lieved has been rejected. Yesterav, general count tabau, and several odtrers, who were taken prisoners in the late glnnous victory ot Waterloo, set oft*in earring s i and four tor Ashburton, where tliev are to reside on their parole. Iacv, June 15. Many persons are now emploi ed m d.ggnig a' Madrid, in consequence of suinc testimony given bv same Moors of the existence oi'a trea sure valued at 20,003,000 dollars; and which has remained buried ever since the reign of Ferdi nand and Isabella, some signs have been found wInc'i correspond with thcevidence given by the M Kirs. Never could treasure come more appro pos. * ‘ / roclamation of the provisional govern meat to the French. Irenohmen !—In the course of a few days, your destinies have been again dis turbed both by glorious success, and by a terrible reverse. A great sacrifice seem ed necessary for your peace .and that of the world ; Napoleon has abdicated the imperial power : his abdication is the term ot his political life : his son is proclaimed. \ our new constitution, which has hi therto been distinguished only for its good principle -, is soon to be completely devel oped, and ev n its principles will be puri fied and ennobled. There no longer ex im powers jealous ot one another ; the space is free to the enlightened patrio tism of your representatives, and the peers feel, think and vote, as your servants. After 25 years of political storms, the moment has at last arrived, when all that has been conceived of wise and sublime, conccrningsocial institutions, may be per fected in yours. Let reason and genius speak, and on whatever side their voice is heard, it will he obeyed. Plenipotentiaries have gone to treat in the name of the nation, and to negotiate with the powers of Europe that "pence, which they have promised on a condition, that is already fulfilled. The whole world will, like you, be attentive totheir answer* By that answer it will be determined, whether justice and promises are yet any thing upon the earth. Frenchmen ! be united : rally, one and all in circumstances of such difficulty.—* 1 c*v*^ discord be appeased : and even differences of opinion be silent at a mo ment, when the great interests of nations are to be discussed. Be united from the north of France to the Pyrenees, from La Vendee to Mar* scilles. What man, born on the soil of Fi ance, be his party, or his political dog nias what they may, can refuse to range himself under the national banner, to de fend the independence of his country ? Armies may be partially destroyed ; but the experience of all ages and of all nations proves, that an intrepid nation, which lights for justice and liberty, can neither be destroyed nor subjugated. The emperor, in abdicating, offered himself a sacrifice. The members of the government devote themselves in accept ing from your representatives the reins of state. (Signed) I lie duke of Otranto, President. FRENCH LEGISLATURE. HOUSE OF REPRESENT! yES. Sittino of June 2!?. M. Ihirhach read the following letter from the president of the provisional gov vernment to the duke of Wellington. Sat ed June 27. My loud—You have just added great ness to vour name by new victories rain ed over Frenchmen, it is by you, there fore, that the French are best known ami appreciated You will vote for their rig> ts in the midst of the powers of Europe. In that council ot sovereigns, your cre dit and influence must be as great as vour ! glory. The vows of nations, who neither cal umniate nor flatter, have declared your character. In all your conquests, your law ot nations has been justice, and your policy has appeared tube the voice of vour couscienee. J You will find that the demands, which we make through our plenipotentiaries, conformed to the most rigorous justice. .The French nation wisiies to live under a monarch. She also wishes, that this monarch should govern under the empire of the laws. 1 The republic has taught us how fatal aro the excesses of liberty ; the empire, how fatal is the excess of power. Our desir e, and it is unchangeable, i* to see the independence, the order, am! the peace of Europe placed at an equal dis. tance from both these excesses. Every one in France looks to the con stitution of England : we do not pretend to be more free than she is we will never consent to be less sti. The representatives of the French peo ple are forming a social compact. Tho powers will he distinct, but not divided— It is from their very separation that their harmony is expected to arise. As soon as this instrument shall have received the signature of the sovereign who shall be called to govern France, that sovereign will receive the sceptre and the ciown from the hands of the nation. In the present state of knowledge in F.urope, amon* the greatest misfortunes of mankind are the divisions between FYance and England ; kt us unite for the happil ness of the world. My lord, no man.at this moment, ran so effectually as yourself, contribute tothe improvement of the nature and condition ot the human race. I pray your lordship to accept the as surance of my highest consideration. The president of the government, The duke of OTRANTO.