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officers of the Bellerophon. After descending the ladder into the barge, he pulled off his hat to them again. Lord Keith received in the barge the following persons: Buonaparte; General Bertrand and Madame Bertrand, with their children; Count and Countess Montholon, and child; Count Lascasas; General Gorgaud; and nine men and three women servants. Buonaparte's surgeon having refused to accompany him, the surgeon of the Bellerophon offered to supply his place.
Savary and Lallemand were left behind in the Bellerophon,
Savary seemed in great dread of being given up to the French government, repeatedly asserting that the honour of England would not allow them to be landed again on the shores of France.
Keith, Sir G. Cockburn, Lord Lowther, the Hon. Mr Lyttleton, &c.
Madame Bertrand appeared much distressed; said she was obliged to leave Paris in a hurry, without clothes, or any necessary. She lived in the house now occupied by the Duke de Berri. She spoke most flatteringly of her husband; said the emperor was too great a man to be depressed by circumstances, and concluded by expressing a wish for some Paris papers.
The Countess Montholon is a very interesting woman; she said little.
Bertrand asked what we should have done had we taken Buonaparte at sea.
As we are doing now, was the reply. Lord Keith took leave in the after: noon of Buonaparte, and returned on board the Tonnant
About twelve o'clock the Tonnant's barge reached the Northumberland. Bertrand stepped first upon deck, Buonaparte next, mounting the side of the ship with the activity of a seaman. The marines were drawn out and received him, but merely as a general, presenting arms to him. He pulled off his hat. As soon as he was upon deck, he said to Sir George Cockburn-" Je suis à vos ordres " He bowed to Lord Lowther and Mr Lyttleton, who were near the admiral, and spoke to them a few words, to which they replied. To an officer he said, "Dans quel corps servez vous?" (In what corps do you serve?) The officer replied, "In the artillery." Buonaparte immediately rejoined "Je sors de cette service moi-meme”(I was originally in that service my self.) After taking leave of the officers who had accompanied him from, the Bellerophon, and embracing the nephew of Josephine, who was not going to St Helena, he went into the after-cabin, where, besides his principal companions, were assembled Lord
Lord Lowther and the Hon. Mr Lyttleton now entered into very ear. nest conversation with him, which continued for two hours. Of this learned colloquy we have been unable to obtain the particulars. They then took leave and went ashore.
His cabin in the Northumberland was fitted up with great elegance. His bed peculiarly handsome, and the linen upon it very fine. His toilet of silver. Among other articles upon it is a magnificent snuff-box, upon which is imbossed in gold, an eagle, with a crown, flying from Elba to the coast of France; the eagle just seeing the coast of France, and the respective distances are admirably executed.
The valets de chambre are particularly fine men. They and all about him always address him by the title of emperor.
8th.-BRINHAM, TORBAY.--A melancholy accident happened yesterday afternoon. A party that was at Torquay lodging, consisting of Mr Litters, Thomas Harris (of Totness), a Miss Allin, sister to Mrs Harris; Miss Edwards, a young lady about
nine years of age, with three or four other persons, had been out for the purpose of seeing Buonaparte, when the boat was unfortunately run down by a cutter, by which accident Miss Allin and Miss Edwards were both drowned. A Lieutenant of one of the frigates, at the risk of his own life, jumped overboard, and succeeded in bringing up the body of Mrs Harris, but almost in a lifeless state. The bodies of the young ladies have not yet been found.
9th.-Viscount Chetwynd, as clerk of the council, presented to the Prince Regent in council a new great seal of England, which is of silver, about eight or nine inches diameter, of a round form, representing the king on horseback on one side, and on the other side his majesty in his robes, seated on his throne, and surrounded by his ministers and attendants of state. At the close of the council the regent delivered it to the lord chancellor, as the keeper of the great seal of England; after which, the brass seal, which has been used as a temporary instrument since the great seal of England was stolen, about twelve years ago, from the lord chancellor's house, was destroyed in the council, by obliterating all the impression on it.
12th. Colonel Labedoyere was tried on the charges of treason, rebellion, and seducing his troops from their duty. His treason and rebellion were clearly proved, and he was found guilty, and sentenced to suffer death. It appears, that on the news of Buonaparte's landing, he was ordered with his regiment, by General Devilliers, from Chambrey to Grenoble, where the troops were assembled to stop the progress of the usurper. He was placed in bivouac on the ramparts, where he incited his soldiers to revolt, and led them out to join the unprincipled invader. He had scarcely left the town, when he drew his sword,
and cried out, Vive l'Empereur. He then broke open a chest, whence he took an eagle, placed it at the top of a branch of a tree, marched under it to join Napoleon, and returned with him the same evening to take military possession of Grenoble. His superi or officer General Devilliers, followed, and tried in vain to bring him back, having already persuaded about 100 of the soldiers to return to their duty. In the preliminary proceedings of the trial, he admitted these facts, but denied having taken the oath of allegiance to the king; saying, that he had not joined his regiment when the oath was administered to that corps.
After the ruin of Buonaparte's cause, Labedoyere joined Excelmans' corps, which had hoisted the white flag. He did not himself hoist a white cockade, but joined it as a simple citizen. He wished to escape to America; but found it impossible to embark, or even to proceed to Switzerland. He then returned to Paris, and surrendered himself. The council against the accused remarked in aggravation, that Labedoyre had given the first signal of revolt-it was to his defection that all other defections were owing.
M. Labedoyere read his defence, which appeared to be written in haste and without method, upon slips of paper.-" Gentlemen, if on this important day my life alone were compromised, I should abandon myself to the encouraging idea, that he who has sometimes led brave men to death, would know how to march to death himself like a brave man ; and I should not detain you. But my honour is attacked as well as my life, and it is my duty to defend it, because it does not belong to me alone,—a wife, the model of every virtue, has a right to demand an account of it from me. Shall my son, when reason comes to enlighten him, blush at his inherit
ance? I feel strength enough to resist the most terrible attacks, if I am able to say honour is untouched! I may have been deceived-misled by illusions, by recollections, by false ideas of honour: it is possible these things spoke a chimerical language to my heart."-[He declared that he had no intention, nor the possibility of denying facts public and notorious; he was ready to sign the act of accusation drawn up against him; but he would justify himself from the charge of having been concerned in the plot that preceded the return of Buonaparte; and he protested that he was convinced no relation ever existed between the Isle of Elba and Paris.]
M. de Labedoyere made a tardy but touching reparation to the king. "I see all promises fulfilled, all guarantees consecrated, the constitution perfected; and foreigners will see again, I hope, a great nation in the French united round their king. Perhaps I shall not be called upon to enjoy the sight; but I have shed my blood for my country; and I persuade myself that my death, preceded by my error, may be of some use; that my memory will not be held in horror; and that when my son shall have reached the age at which he shall be able to serve his country, that country will not reproach him with his
ment; and the council declared unani. mously, that the said judgment is confirmed, and that it shall have its full and entire execution.
The president, after a long deliberation of the council, declared the prisoner guilty, and sentenced him to suffer death. He was allowed to appeal to a court of revision. The council of revision (consisting of the Baron de Conchy and other officers) assembled in Paris at eight o'clock of the 19th instant. The reporting judge stated, that having considered the documents, it did not appear to him that the objections to the proceedings were sufficiently serious to afford ground for annulling the judg
When the family of Labedoyere heard that the council of revision had confirmed his sentence, his wife, clad in deep mourning, appeared before the king as he was getting into his carri age, and, falling at his feet, exclaimed, "Pardon, pardon, sire!"—"Madame,” said the king, "I know your sentiments and those of your family, and never was it more painful for me to pronounce a refusal. If M. Labedoyere had only offended me, his pardon should be granted; but all France demands the punishment of the man who has brought upon her all the scourges of war. I promise my protection to you and to your child.". The mother of the unfortunate man was prevented from seeing the king by those around him.
Colonel Labedoyere displayed in the last moment considerable fortitude. His appeal was heard on Saturday morning; at half past one his judgment was confirmed; at half past six on the same evening he underwent his sentence. He was led to the plain of Grenelle; where, after receiving on his knees the benediction of his confessor, he rose up, and, without wait ing for his eyes to be bandaged, laid open his breast to the veterans who were to shoot him, "Sur tout, ne me manquez pas." (Above all, do not miss me.) In an instant he was no more.
SUICIDE. An inquest was held at Portsmouth, on Friday se'ennight, on the body of Frances Colvill, who died in consequence of taking a quantity of arsenic. The deceased, who was about 24 years of age, was a mantuamaker. She had received the addresses of a young man for some time; but he at length perceiving an irrita bility of temper in her, abandoned all his intentions concerning her, formed
a similar connexion with another young woman, and a few days since was married. This last act, it would appear, unseated the mind of the deceased, and she conceived a dreadful act of revenge. On Thursday morning she purchased a pen-knife, and in doing so, requested to have one as long in the blade as possible. She then went to a neighbour's house, and sent a message to the young man to come thither, as a gentleman wished to speak to him. When he came, she said, "I am going to London-will you not drink with me?" He just tasted of the cup, and returned it. She said, "I wish it had been poison-I understand (she continued) you are married; are you not sorry for it?" He replied, "No." Instantly she shuffled the pen-knife from under her gown sleeve, and made a blow at him, inflicting a deep wound on the shoulder. The knife was broken three parts off by the violence of the thrust; but with the remaining part she continued to strike at the head, until, by his ef forts, she was disarmed. She then left the house, proceeded to a druggist's shop and bought a quantity of arsenec, (under pretence that it was to poison rats,) and went to her home at Green's field, Green-lane. There she put the arsenic into a cup, filled it up from the pump, and drank the principal part of the contents. In a few minutes afterwards she informed her parents and neighbours of what she had done. Medical assistance was sent for; but she had taken so large a quantity of the poison, that it was found impossible to make her void the whole of it from her stomach. At half-past five in the evening she died. Coroner's verdict-Lunacy.
This being the Prince Regent's birth-day, it was observed for the first time in the metropolis by the court, and upon this occasion, the observance
At eight o'clock, parties of the foot guards and life guards were drawn out in front of the palace. A numerous assemblage of the yeomen of the guard were stationed at the entrances, and in the grand hall of the palace, which was most brilliantly illuminated for the reception of her majesty's splendid party, specially invited to commemorate the day, which was very numerous, there being, it is supposed, upwards of 300 present.
The Regent accompanied his royal mother in her drawing-room, to receive the congratulations of the distinguished assemblage on the return of the day. His royal highness was attended by his cabinet ministers, the great officers of state, and the household, surrounded by the Russian, Dutch, Bavarian, Spanish, Sardinian, and Austrian ambassadors and ministers, with their suites and ladies, the Prince and Princess Castelcicala, and a number of foreigners of distinction, the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, the Judge of the Admiralty Court, &c. After the company had paid their respects to the Queen, the
Regent, and the other branches of the
General Wynyard and Staff, Sir John
"The Health of the Day, his Royal Highness the Prince Regent, to whom not only this country, but all Europe, have been so deeply indebted."
13th-His royal highness the Duke of York, on coming out of a shower bath at his seat at Oatlands on the 6th inst. fell, on account of the slippery state of the oil-cloth, and broke the large bone of his left arm half way between the shoulder and elbow joint. Sir Henry Halford, and Mr M'Gregor were sent for surgeon express from London to attend his royal highness, and Mr M. put the displaced parts into their natural position. His royal highness was the next morning free from fever, and has since been going on favourably; and he had so far recovered on the 12th instant, that the daily bulletins of his health were discontinued.
14th.-A beautiful monument to Lord Rodney, in St Paul's cathedral, by Mr Charles Rossi, of Liston-grove, R.A., was opened for the first time for the inspection of the public. The monument is a national one, and represents Lord Rodney standing, with his left hand resting on a rudder, and his right on a sword; behind are laid across the pedestal on which he stands the three flags taken by him from the French, Spanish, and Dutch. On his left is a figure of the historic Muse, and on his right that of Victory-History is in the attitude of recording his victories. 16th. EDINBURGH.-PRINCE REGENT'S BIRTH-DAY.-On Saturday the Right Hon. the Lord Provost gave a dinner, in honour of the Prince Regent's birth-day, at which between eighty and ninety noblemen and gentlemen were present, amongst others were the following-The Earl of Morton, Lord Audley, Lord Lynedoch, Sir David Dundas, Lord Chief Baron, Lord Chief Commissioner (Baron Adam), Right Hon. William Dundas, Admiral Sir William Hope,
"The Duke of York and the Army. May his Royal Highness speedily recover
from his late accident."
"Lord Melville and the Navy." "The Duke of Wellington, and the Heroes who fought under him.” “Lord Lynedoch."
In giving this toast, the Lord Provost presented his lordship with the freedom of the city in a gold box, accompanied by a neat and appropriate speech.
Lord Lynedoch, in returning thanks for the honour conferred upon him, expressed himself overpowered by the over-rated estimation in which any services he had been able to render to his country had been held. That he had the particular good fortune to serve under the greatest of all men, the Duke of Wellington; and to have served under his orders, and to have commanded British troops, almost insured success. He must, however, say, that nothing could be more grati fying to his feelings than the mark of approbation which he had this day received from the magistracy of the metropolis of his native country.
Lord Lynedoch begged leave to give a toast; and after stating he had not intended to have taken so much liberty with the company, he could not resist proposing the repetition of a toast which had been given by that venerable warrior Prince Blucher, at