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Frankfort, July 19, | flexible ; but general Jourdan, on the
contrary, received the deputies with AFTER the archduke Charles had great poliieness, and testified his regret
quitted the Lower Rhine, to pro- l at being forced to have recourse to such ceed to the army of the Upper Rhine, | disastrous measures. The capitulation after the abandonment of ibe position did not take place; and the alarm of of Friedberg, gencral Wartensleben re the inhabitants became only deeper and ceived orders to occupy the post of Ber- more juftly founded. The command. gen, and to maintain himself in it till the ant 'resolved to defend the city to the main body of the army had entirely | laff extremity, and prepared fire-engincs passed the Mein ; but, fearing that he in all parts. hould be turned by the French, who / The next day, at eleven at night, the might proceed from Friedberg to Ha French recommenced the bombardment Dau, Wartensleben thought proper not from three batteries, which they had to obey the order, and retired also be between the gate of Echerheim and All yond the Mein towards Neuifenbourg, Saints. A hower of balls destroyed the after having thrown 4000 men into buildings that were in the direction of Frankfort, whose defence of it might the batteries, and the flames burft forth protect his retreat.
in several parts. We should have been On the 12th, at five in the evening, buried under the ruins of the buildings, the troops showed themselves near the if humanity had not induced the French city. The batteries of the ramparts themselves to suspend the bombardment. fired a few shots, to which the befiegers The French general Kleber carried even replicd from their howitzers. A short his generosity so far, as to send three time afterwards the city was summon-fire-engines which he had taken in the ed: the commandant refused. A fe environs, with 120 men without arms, cond fummons followed the first :-a in order to aslift in extinguishing the fire; fimilar refusal on the part of the com- but they were not suffered to enter the mandant.
city. The bombardment commenced at At length general Wartenleben fuf. two o'clock in the afternoon : several fered himielf to be prevailed upon, and parts of the city weré fet fire to, and asked leave to surrender; and the next many of the inhabitants were killed in day, the 14th, the capitulation was their beds.
figned at Bornheim, by general Brady The alarm depicted on the counter and general Kleber. nances of the citizens wandering through A public notice has been given to the the streets, and the dispositions of de- citizens here, that the French gereral in fence which the Auftrians continued to chief of the army of the Sainbre and make, formed a striking and terrible Meuse has imposed on this city'a cons scene. At three o'clock the firing ceaf. tribution of fix millions of livres in ed, and one deputation of the magi- ready money, and two millions in kind; ftrates went to general Wartenleben, to be paid at three payments; the first while another deputation proceeded to payment of one third to be made with general Jourdan; the former was solicited in three days; the second third to be to capitulate, and the latter to spare the paid by the 27th inst. and the laft third city. General Wartenleben was in- by the fixth of Auguft; under pain of
increase of the fum, and military exe-l on the 16th of July, and occupied all cution.
the important posts which the enemy It was fortunate, that,' during the had abandoned. They were well rea bombardment of this city, the wind wasceived at Haltingen, Wiel. Larrach, calı, otherwise the whole city would and other places in the Margraviace of have been dcftroyed.
Baden. The general pushed his ad. This morning at two o'clock, we vaneed guard farther. heard an extremely heavy cannonade, On the 7th of July he arrived at which continued till feven, and was di- Rheinfelden, where were considerable rected against the fortress of Kaning- magazines. The same day he occupied stein, into which 600 Austrians have Seckingen and Lauffenbourg. On the thrown themselves.
18th he pursued the enemy; and drove. Mentz is now formally blockaded on their rear guard from Waldihut. The all sides, and we no longer receive any Auftrians retreated, without striking a intelligence from that city. It is said | blow, towards Constance. the Austrians have withdrawn the great | Vienna, July 21. This day, the peo. er part of their troops from the garri- ple of this capital having allembled in fon, and supplied their place with troops diferent parts of the city, repaired to of the empire.
the hotel of the baron de Thugut, cryMarseilles, Yuly 20. Yeflerday was, ing, “ Peace! peace !" It became ne, to our unhappy city, a day of horror cellary to call in the aid of the military and defolation. Every honest citizen to disperse the crowd. expected that his last hour was arrived. Bringsaug, Head-quarters of General 'In a few words, the following affairs Jourdan, s Thermidor (July, 22.) occurred:
The army has, this day, taken its po The hangmen, alfallins, &c. all pro- fition on the Werem, to the right of fiting of the amneity, arned, like the Carilladt, and to the left of Schwenfort, robbers they are, io bands, went into all both fituated on the Mein. We yellerthe sections, where they cut down all day took pofleffion of this laft place, who did not fly. They alTallinated after having driven away the enemy. eight or nine citizens, and mortally General Bernadotte occopies, in dewounded about thirty.
tached parties, all the country situated In the number of the murdered is the on the right bank of the Mein, as far as unhappy ton of Bourguignon, whose Mitelbourg, and secures our communifather and brother were guillotined. cation with Frankfort. This body Savon is reported to have assassinated will join the army the moment of our him, by tabbing him in the back, as he marching againft Wurtzbourg went out of his lection, No, I... " | Frankfort, Offenback, and Aschaf
In the afternoon there infamous | fenbourgh, we found abundantly sup. wretches,' marching always in bands, plied with magazines. Respectivg ike and vociferating again't every thing amunition and artillery, found in Frank good, palled a door where fat an old fort, there were about one hundred and man, aged 74 years, whom they also af fixty mortar-pieces, chiefly brass, and sasinated. As I hear, his name was about fifteen huodred thousand musquetFabrice, a painter by profcssion. In cartridges of our own bore. At Zemthe suburbs, the fame horfors have been | menden, twelve boars were intercepted, committed. Ac Mazargues alone, two laden with bombs. Between bifteca citizens were killed and cight or ten hundred and two thousand deferters have wounded,
come over to us fince we palled the Bale, July 21. After the defeat of Lahn. No action has taken place sub. the Austrian arniy under the command fequently to the capture of Frapk fort. of generals Trobach and Klengling, and The light troops of the epemy haye ale of the corps of emigrants, general | ways, after the exchange of a few pilWolffe, who had fixed his head-quar. Lot Thots, retreated at our approach.. ters at Larrach, though it to retreat in Paris, Fuly 22. From Switzerland the greater habe, in order to avoid be we learn, by advices dated the oth of ing between two fires. Our troops, July, that the princes of the empire have commanded by general Deborde, pall. demanded a peace of Barthelemi, a cd the Rhine at Hunir yen and Kembs, those of Italy did of Buonaparte. A
deputation from the city of Stutgard is, enormous quantity of mortars of a large arrived there, headed by the duke of calibre are employed night and day to Wirtemburg's minister.
| bombard this rock, one of the Itrongest Head-quarters at Frankfort, 4th Ther- places in Europe. midor (Yuly 22.)
As there have been placed some bat. The fort of Koenigftein, which kept | teries on the left bank of the Rhine to the Pruffian troops before it for four attack Ehrenbreittein, and as the he. months when we occupied it in 1793, lieged direct their tire particularly on has capitulated. The garrison, confili- this point, the inhabitants of Coblentz ing of 600 men, prisoners of war, are dread a renewal of those horrid scenes released upon their parole, not to serve which took place last year. In confefor a year against us or our allies. Wequence of this, an arrangement has taken found in the fort twenty picces of can- piace between the French and Auflrian non, three mortars, artillery, stores and generals, by which it is agreed to ceale provifions for fix months. This fort, all firing on this town. fituated at the entrance of a dehle of the Paris, Fuly 27. The directory are mountains of Weteravia, rendered'our taking such mea:ures in the conquered communications very difficult, and ob provinces of Germany, as by no means liged us to make long detours by alindicate that intention of giviug thein moft impassable roads; its pollession is up upon the conclusion of the peace; avery important to us.
mong there is the farming of the faltArmy of the Sambre, Schwenfort, 8 works, in the coun:ies of Bliescattle and Thermidor (Huly 2'5.)
Momplegard, and those of the emigrat, This morning the troops in the ser | ed baron Baude. vice of the republic took pofleffion of The French national inftitution of the city and citadel of Wurtzbourg. arts and sciences having fent a deputa
The garrison confifted of the militia option to prince Henry of Prussia, to rethe country. We found here confiderable questa manuscript of Grefet's, fuppofed magazines, about two hundred pieces of to have been in his poffeffion, the cannon, and a great quantity of ammu. prince's answer allured them that if it bition.
had been in his collection, he would Hanau, July 26. Every thing is pre- have parted with it, with the greatest pared at Wilhelmstadt for the recep. pleasure, to a society of fo laudable a tion of his Prussian majesty, where a defcription, requeling their acceptance congress will be held of the princes of of one written by Dideros, in its room. the circles of the Rhine, Franconia, and 31. It is not only at Marseilles that other Nates; and negotiations for peace jacobinisin has finalifed its fury; the set on foot under the mediation of his town of Aix has also been a prey to it, Pruffian majefty. All foreigners and Thernmmillary of the directory feil the fugitives are therefore ordered to leave fril-victim. the town within three days. His Pruf. Aug. z. Oor armies continue to fian majesty is expected this day from márch into the heart of Germany, and Pyrmont in-Caftel.
terror is in their van. They are fait Bruffels, July 26. The siege of the approaching to Vienna. Orders have . fort of Ehrenbreitstein has commenced been given to fortify that capital. We with the greatest vigour. The bom-thall 10on be there, to aik the amperor bardment of Thal, in front of this place, whether he will consent to ask for has been carried on with such violence, peace. that the greatest part of the magazines General Buonaparte has sent to the and houses within have been reduced to directory 100 fine black horles. They athes.
arrived yesterday morning in Paris. Nevertheless the enemy has returned A decree of the directory, dated sa this firing with such activity, that the Thermidor, ordains that the depart.' befieged luffer very confiderably. Seven merts of the went, heretofore over-run batteries are directed against Ehren- by the Chouans, thall be no longer conbreitflein; these batteries are composed fidered as in a fate of liege, but thall of fixty pieces of cannon, which fire participate in all the advantages of the without interruption ; besides this, an new cartition. .
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