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Miserable state of Spain : ignorance and presumption of the Prince of
Peace : the Prince of Asturias endeavours to remove him : receives
a deputation from the Spanish nobles : character of the Princess of
Asturias : the Prince of Peace informed of their plans : his mea-
sures in consequence : tries to conciliate the Prince and Princess:
is repulsed : character of Herman, secretary to the French embassy
in Spain : the Prince of Peace : his illiberal prejudices : not liked by
the French government : Herman’s intrigue with a girl in the suite
of the Princess of Asturias: his discovery in consequence : plan of
the Prince and Princess : disclosed by the French ambassador to the
favourite : consequent proceedings : the Duke of Montemar inter-
feres: his speech to the King: note of the Prince of Asturias to the
King: their reconciliation.
LETTER XLVIII.
The Prince of Peace places spies round the Prince and Princess of As-
turias : his insolent conduct to them : indignation of the Spanish no-
bles: the history of Don Carlos written by order of the favourite :
burnt by the queen’s confessor : dissimulation of the French ambas-
sador, Bournonville: immense sums paid by Spain to France de-
ranged state of the Spanish finances: intrigue of Bournonville to ob-
tain a subsidy: the Prince and Princess of Asturias disavow his asser-
tions: punished in the persons of their favourites: revolution and
change of dynasty expected in Spain : sovereignties intended for Buo-
naparte’s brothers: Bournonville's birth and character: his political
and military employments.
LETTER XLIX.
Madame Buonaparte’s fears of her brothers-in-law : their powers du-
ring Napoleone’s absence : his policy: supposed consequence of Nā-
poleone’s death; new military manners: General Liebeau: his birth,
vulgarity, and character: description of a military wedding : Colonel
Frial : his birth and character : disputes about their respective pre-
tensions to the Imperial crown among the military members of the
party : a common subject of discussion and dispute among the mili-
tary in general.
LETTER L.
Madame Chevalier : her person and manners: her early prostitution,
and first entrance on the stage : her husband joins the Jacobin clubs,
and is imprisoned as a terrorist : , first appearance of Madame Che-
valier on the Hamburgh stage : riot in consequence: her gallantries
and avarice: employed by one of Talleyrand’s female agents to go to
Russia: her intrigues with the Emperor Paul; her cruelty and ava-
rice : procures the cruel treatment of the Sardiniart'secretary : num-
ber of her victims: her insinuation, cunning, and effrontery : anec-
dotes : female political incendiaries and intriguers, sent by the
French government to Vienna, St. Petersburgh, and Berlin : two
ladies intended for the P- of W- and D– of Y-, their
persons and accomplishments. -
LETTER LI. -
Submission of America to the mandates of France : views of France
on the American Continent : forments the disagreement between
Spain and the United States: captures and plunders American ships :

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condemns all neutral ships trading with St. Domingo. General ,

T*******, French armbassador to the U" S***** : discontented

with President J''” why: birth of T''”: his political intrigues, and military exploits: horrors committed by him in La Vendee : his letter to the National Convention : arrested as a terrorist : writes Memoirs of the Vendean war : anecdote of Buonaparte : Wealth of T^****** : his conceit, and character.

LETTER LII.

Discontent of Buonaparte's Italian subjects: their miserable condition:

oppressed and plundered by French generals and governors: Menou : his birth and infamous character : fate of the nobility who have joined the French Revolution : Melzi-Eril seduced by French philosophers: approves of the French Revolution : appointed vice-president of the Italian Republic: his chagrin on Buonaparte's assuming the sovereignty: is refused leave to retire to Spain : attempts suicide by poison.

LETTER LIII.

The o ambassadors hesitate to salute Cambaceres and Le Brun, Serene Highnesses: Buonaparte insists: they bribe Talleyrand, who obviates the difficulty: Cambaceres bribes Talleyrand, and is created a Prince: Madame B........s, a female intriguer and tool of Talleyrand, alarms the Bavarian minister Cetto: he conducts this petty intrigue: Cambaceres: his birth: infamous character: raised to the consulate by Buonaparte: his wealth and titles: his brother.

R.ETTER LIV.

King of Swedenhated by Buonaparte: national character of the Swedes: cause of Buonaparte’s hatred : Baron Ehrensward constantly insulted by him : orders issued to imprison the Baron for expressing his sentiments : Education and character of Baron Ehrensward : King of Sweden writes to Buonaparte on the seizure of the Duke d'Enghien: recalls Ehrensward, and orders a court mourning : General Caulincourt and fifty banditti hired to seize the .# of Sweden: intentions of the French Government, if their plot had succeeded: their plan to partition the Swedish territory : character of the King of Sweden and his counsellors : D’Ehrenheim : Count de Fersen: his attachment and fidelity to the royal family of France t refused admission to the Congress of Radstadt by Buonaparte : Baron d’Armfeldt: the friend of Gustavus III: appointed guardian of the present King: sent ambassador to Italy: outlawed: takes refuge in Russia, and serves with distinction under Suwarrow : recalled to his country, and restored to his dignities: his military talents and spirit.

LETTER LV.

Buonaparte dreads the liberty of the press : all foreign printers and booksellers under the control of his police : emissaries employed to collect literary intelligence : number of French newspapers before and during the Revolution : reduced by Buonaparte : under the sole direction of Barrere : foreign papers and publications prohibited under severe penalties: examples of severity: official presses established to forge foreign papers : dangerous to question the veracity of the Moniteur. Anecdote.

LETTER LVI.

Prince of Borghese : his birth : joins the Revolution : his meanness and pride : marries Madame Le Clerc's fortune: her vices : despises her husband; her curious request to Buonaparte. Buonaparte exacts chastity from his sisters-in-law ; sudden disappearance of Prin:

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cesses Joseph's and Louis’ gallants. Princess Louis visits Madame

Ney : a midnight occurrence during her stay : she is placed under

the care of Madame Murat; discovers a singular intrigue; arrange-

ments in consequence : Princess Louis' maids confined by the po-

lice : one of them pregnant by Louis.

- LETTER LVII.

Different sensations of the army of England on being ordered to march

for Germany : company of performers sent from Paris to amuse them :

plays and ballads written for the occasion : great effect produced

by them : the Grenadier's Adieu, a ballad, written by three authors,

profusely rewarded by Buonaparte : stanzas on the rumour of a war

with Austria : distributed to the company at Madame Joseph’s :

other poetasters how rewarded : curious blunder at Madame Tal-

leyrand’s anecdote of an ancient tyrant.

LETTER LVIII.

Portugal forced from her neutrality by her connection with Spain: Por-

tuguese plenipotentiary at Paris in 1797 imprisoned in the Temple :

extravagant demands of France on Portugal supported by the Prince

of Peace : unmerciful plunder of Portugal by France : General

Lasnes: his birth : former employments, and infamous character :

his mission to Portugal a punishment for robbing the military chest :

his insolent manners at the Court of Lisbon : smuggles : quits his

post, and returns without apology : demands a change of ministry : .

is recalled ' General Junot: his birth : military appointments and

exploits : his tyranny and corruption while Governor of Paris : his

connection with a gang of robbers : anecdote of his swindling : Fitte,

his infamous character: emigrates to England : cheats the English

ministry: procures the murder of his brother and sister.

- LETTER LIX.

Impolicy of the league of 1793 in admitting any neutrality : danger of

neutral states: The late Count Bernstorf: his political character

The present Count Bernstorf: his system of politics not adapted to

existing circumstances : impolicy in changing the alliance of Russia

for that of Prussia: F. royal of Denmark, his talents and cha-
racter : incapacity of his counsellors : a paragraph in the Moniteur

disbands a Danish army : neutrality of Denmark violated : Grou-

velle, late French ambassador in Denmark: protects and encourages

illuminati and innovators there : his education : ingratitude to the

prince of Conde : his talents and vices: Daguesseau : his insignifi-

cant character : his secretary,” Desaugiers, an incendiary.

‘LETTER LX. * ...”

Avarice and rapacity of the Buonaparte family: immense wealth of

Napoleone : his imperial and royal palaces: private chateaux of

Madame Napoleone : palaces and estates of Joseph, Lucien, Louis,

and Jerome : of Madame Lætitia Buonaparte, princess Bachiocchi,

Santa Cruce, Murat, Borghese : of cardinal Fesch : and other rela-

tives of Buonaparte : unparalleled revolution of property : just cause

of alarm to England. -

LETTER LXI.

Daru pays an immense bribe for the place of commissary-general to

the French army in Germany: his great wealth acquired by gamb-

ling : the terror of all the gambling banks on the continent : extor-

tions of the French generals in Germany : Angereau : his birth :

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Fifteen persons brought prisoners from La Vendee : their crime not

known : what reported to be : impolicy and cruelty of attempting
to excite an insurrection in the Chouan departments : apathy of the

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The Pope’s Nuncio publicly rebuked by Buonaparte : the relatives of

Buonaparte’s great officers generally appointed to the chief dignities

of the Gallican Church : their infamous characters: the brother of

General Miollis : his notorious atheism and profligacy: nominated by

Buonaparte to the Bishopric of Digne : the Pope hesitates to grant

a bull for that purpose : his Nuncio at Paris applies to Buonaparte :

how answered : the nomination of Miollis confirmed by the Pope :

debauched character of the Italian Bishops : anecdotes of the Bishop

of Pavia, and of his Grand Vicars, Sarini and Rami : hypocrisy of

the French Clergy : anecdotes: indifference of the French Govern-

ment respecting the Religious establishment: want of Ministers :

to what to be attributed : Buonaparte refuses the Pope to except the

Students in Theology from the Military Conscription: permits him

to establish a Seminary in the Ecclesiastical States. -

- ALETTER LXIX.

*Violation of the Prussian neutrality: sudden alteration in the expres-

sions of the French Courtiers in regard to Prussia: whence

arising : Buonaparte’s ascendancy in Prussia : friendly intercourse

between him and the King of Prussia, and the Empress Jo-

sephine and the Queen: friendship of upstarts dangerous : Duroc's

mission to Berlin : its object: followed by , warlike preparations in

Prussia: necessity of Prussia’s instantly joining the league against

France : reports of an alliance between Prussia and England : a war

with Prussia desired in France : why.

LETTER LXX.

Instances of impolitic and degrading civility of the Prussian Monarch
to the French : Field-marshal Knobelsdorff, his satirical reply to
Sieyes : General Knobelsdorff, his insignificant character: affection
for Buonaparte : his favour with his Sovereign, and political mis-
sions : object of Count Haugwitz’s mission to Vienna: annual subsi-
dy proposed by France to Prussia refused : Baron de Hardenberg:
his political character: his talents : his public employments : his
private agents in foreign countries : Baron de Bulow : his singular
person and manners: confined in the Temple, and supported by Sir
Sidney Smith : Marquis de Lucchesini, his character and political
transactions : Marchioness de Lucchesini : her manners and gal-
lantries: Prince Bachiocchi, his former occupation.

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