duced, the cigars are lit, and each takes a bite of blood, was nothing else than the red juice of the buyo, while the conversation is all the while pro- buyo, and that the poor girl had died from the ceeding. Thus three distinct operations are per- fear of death caused by his prediction! formed by the same individual at the same time- His patients now fled from him as speedily as eating, smoking, and talking! The juice arising they had congregated; and to avoid the ridicule from the buyo in eating is of a strong red color, that awaited him, as well as the indignation of resembling blood. This circumstance reminds us the friends of the deceased girl, our doctor way of an anecdote which is, I believe, well authenti-fain to escape from Manilla, and return to Spain cated, but at least is universally believed by the in the same ship that had brought him out. people of Manilla. Some years ago a ship from Spain arrived in the port of Manilla. Among the

SKETCH OF SUWAROW. passengers was a young doctor from Madrid, who | MHE most able military commander that Rus had gone out to the Philippines with the design 1 sia has produced was in person miserably of settling in the colony, and pushing his fortune thin, and five feet one inch in height. A large by means of his profession. On the morning after mouth, pug nose, eyes commonly half shut, a few he had landed, our doctor sallied forth for a walk gray side locks, brought over the top of his bald on the paseo. He had not proceeded far when crown, and a small unpowdered queue, the whole his attention was attracted to a young girl, a surmounted by a three-cornered felt hat ornanative, who was walking a few paces ahead of mented with green fringe, composed the “head him. He observed that every now and then the and front" of Field-marshal Suwarow; but his girl stooped her head toward the pavement, which eyes, when open, were piercing, and in battle they was straightway spotted with blood! Alarmed were said to be terrifically expressive. When any on the girl's account, our doctor walked rapidly thing said or done displeased him, a wavy play after her, observing that she still continued to of his deeply-wrinkled forehead betrayed, or rather expectorate blood at intervals as she went. Be expressed, his disapproval. He had a philosophfore he could come up with her, the girl had ical contempt for dress, and might often be seer reached her homema humble cottage in the drilling his men in his shirt sleeves. It was only suburbs-into which she entered. The doctor' during the severest weather that he wore cloth followed close upon her heels ; and summoning his outer garments being usually of white serge her father and mother, directed them to send im- tumed up with green. These were the most mediately for the priest, as their daughter had indifferently made, as were his large, coarsely not many hours to live.

greased slouching boots ; one of which he very The distracted parents, having learned the commonly dispensed with, leaving his kneeband profession of their visiter, immediately acceded unbuttoned, and his stocking about his heel. A to his request. The child was put to bed in ex- huge sabre and a single order completed his ortreme affright, having been told what was about dinary costume; but on grand occasions his fieldto befall her. The nearest padré was brought, marshal's uniform was covered with badges, and and every thing was arranged to smooth the he was fond of telling where and how he had won journey of her soul through the passes of pur- them. He often arose at midnight, and welcomed gatory. The doctor plied his skill to the utmost; the first soldier he saw moving with a piercing but in vain. In less than twenty-four hours the imitation of the crowing of a cock, in compliment girl was dead!

to his early rising. It is said that in the first As up to that time the young Indian had al- Polish war, knowing a spy was in the camp, he ways enjoyed excellent health, the doctor's prog- issued orders for an attack at cock-crow, and the nostication was regarded as an evidence of great enemy expecting it in the morning, were cut to and mysterious skill. The fame of it soon spread pieces at nine at night-Suwarow having turned through Manilla, and in a few hours the newly out the troops an hour before by his well-known arrived physician was beleaguered with patients, cry. The evening before the storm of Ismail, he and in a fair way of accumulating a fortune. In informed his columns—“To-morrow morning, an the midst of all this some one had the curiosity hour before daybreak, I mean to get up. I shall to ask the doctor how he could possibly have then dress and wash myself, then say my prayers, predicted the death of the girl, seeing that she and then give one good cock-crow, and capture bad been in perfect health a few hours before. Ismail.” When Ségur asked him if he never ** Predict it!" replied the doctor—"why, sir, I took off his clothes at night, he replied, “No! saw her spit blood enough to have killed her half when I get lazy, and want to have a comfortable a dozen times."

sleep, I generally take off one spur.” Buckets ** Blood! How did you know it was blood ?" of cold water were thrown over him before he “ How ! From the color. How else!" dressed, and his table was served at seven or eight ** But every one spits red in Manilla!" o'clock with sandwiches and various messes which

The doctor, who had already observed this fact, Duboscage describes as des ragouts Kosaks deand was laboring under some uneasiness in re-testables ;" to which men paid “the mouth honor, gard to it. refused to make any further conces- which they would fain deny, but dare not,” lest cions at the time; but he had said enough to Suwarow should consider them effeminate. He elucidate the mystery. The thing soon spread had been very sickly in his youth, but by spare diet throughout the city; and it became clear to every and cold bathing had strengthened and hardened one that what the new medico had taken for himself into first-rate condition.


tion from the Jackson Democratic Association, and DUBLIC attention, during the month, has been one from the clergy, making to the addresses of boch I mainly fixed upon Kossuth, in his addresses to pertinent replies. On Wednesday, the 31st, he was the various portions of the people of the United received by President Fillmore at the Executive States with whom he is brought in contact. After Mansion. In a brief and admirable address he er the banquet given to him, December 16th, by the pressed his fervent thanks for the interest taken by New York Press, noticed in our last Record, Kos- the United States in his liberation from captivity suth remained in New York until Tuesday, the 23d.and in the cause he represented, and for the action The Bar of New York gave him a public reception of the President himself in connection with it. He and banquet on the 18th, at which he made a speech referred, with warm satisfaction to the declaration devoted mainly to the position, that the intervention in the President's Message, that the people of this of Russia in the affairs of Hungary was a gross vio- country could not remain indifferent when the strong lation of the law of nations, deserving the name of arm of a foreign power is invoked to stifie public piracy; and that the United States was bound alike sentiment and to repress the spirit of freedom in in interest and in duty, to protest against it. He any country. The President replied very briefly, conceded fully that if such a protest should be made, saying that the policy of this country had been long and treated with contempt, the United States would settled, and that his own sentiments had been freely be bound in honor to enforce it by war. At the expressed in his Message ; and his language upon same time he declared his conviction that there was those points would be the same in speaking to loro not the slightest danger of war, and entered into eign nations as to our own - On Wednesday, the some historical details to show that Russia would 7th, he was formally invited into both Houses of never interfere in Hungarian affairs, until she was Congress. In the evening he was present at a pubassured that England and the United States would lic dinner given to him by a large number of mem. not resist her.-At the dinner, speeches were made bers of Congress, and other distinguished persons. by several prominent members of the bar. Judge His speech on that occasion was a terse and most Duer, after a long and very eloquent eulogy of Kos. eloquent sketch of the position of his country-of its suth and his cause, was going on to reply to his ar relation to the principles of liberty, and of the influgument in favor of the interference of this country ence upon Europe of the history and example of the for the protection of international law, but the com- United States. To give that influence its full weight, pany refused to allow him to proceed.-On the 20th, it was necessary that the nations of Europe should in the afternoon, Kossuth addressed a large company be left free to manage their own concerns.-Ur. of ladies assembled to meet him, in a speech of Webster, on this occasion, also made a long and exquisite beauty and touching eloquence. He also eloquent speech, expressing the highest appreciation delivered an address at the church of the Rev. H. of Kossuth, his country and his cause, and declaring W. Beecher, in Brooklyn, in which he spoke of the his belief that Hungary was admirably fitted for selfquestion of religious liberty, as it is involved in the government, and his wish for the speedy establishHungarian struggle.--During his stay in New York ment of her independence. He said he would not he was waited on by a great number of deputations enter upon any discussion of the principles involved from different sections of the country, and from dif. l in this question as it is now presented, because be ferent classes of the community, who all made for. I had already and repeatedly expressed his views IL mal addresses to him which were answered with regard to them. Referring to his speech upon the wonderful pertinence and tact.

Greek Revolution in 1823, and to his letter to the On the 23d he left for Philadelphia, and had a Austrian Chargé, M. Hulsemann, he said he was prepublic reception the next day in the old Hall where | pared to repeat them word for word and to stand D. independence was declared in 1776. His speech | every thing he had said on those occasions. Genera was merely one of thanks. He was entertained at Cass also made an eloquent speech avowing his full a public dinner in the evening, and at another on the and most cordial assent to the doctrine that the United evening of Friday, the 26th. His speech on the lat- / States ought to interfere to prevent Russian interter occasion was devoted mainly to the usurpation vention against the independence of Hungary. Senof Louis Napoleon, which he regarded as having ator Douglass also expressed his concurrence la been dictated by the absolute powers of Europe, and these views, but said he would not go for joining as certain to end in his destruction. The struggle | England in any such protest until she would do in Europe between the principles of freedom and justice to Ireland. despotism would only be hastened by this act, and Kossuth left Washington on the 12th of January, ne appealed earnestly to the United States for a de for Annapolis, where he remained when this Record cision, as to whether they would protest against was closed. Russian intervention in Hungarian affairs.

In Congress no public business of importance had On the 27th he went to Baltimore, where he was been transacted. Both Houses spent several days most enthusiastically received. In the evening he in debating the subject of Kossuth's reception. made a speech of an hour and a half to the citizens The Legislature of New York met at Albany of at the hall of the Maryland Institute, in which he Tuesday, the 6th of January. The Assembly was het forth the connection between Hungary and the organized by electing J. C. Heartt, Speaker, and R. rest of Europe, and the reasons why the United W. Sherman, Clerk-both Whigs. In the Senate, States could not remain indifferent to struggles for Ira P. Barnes, Democrat, was elected clerk. The liberty in any part of the world.

Message of Governor Hunt was sent in on the same On Tuesday, the 30th, he went to Washington, day. He states the aggregate debt of the State al and was received at the cars by the Senate Com. $21,690,802, which the sinking funds provided will mittee. Very soon after his arrival he was waited pay off in seventeen years. The aggregate taxable upon by Mr. Webster, and a great number of other property of the State is set down at $1100,000,000. distinguished persons. He also received a deputa- I The canal revenues of the last year were $3,722

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163: after meeting all constitutional obligations there cabinet as Secretary of War. After retiring from
remained of this, the sum of $964,432 applicable to that post, the remainder of his life was spent in lit-
the completion of the Canals. The funds devoted erary pursuits.
to school purposes amount to $6,612,850. The num- Professor MOSES STUART, for many years connect
ber of children taught during the year was 726,291 ed with Andover Theological Seminary, and widely
and the amount expended in teachers' wages, was known for Biblical learning, died January 4th, aged
$1,432,696. The whole number of insane persons 71. He was born at Wilton, Connecticut, March
in the state is 2506; convicts in the State prisons, 26, 1780, and, after graduating at Yale College in
1714. Referring to national topics, the Message re- 1799, acted as tutor in that institution for two or
grets the feelings of hostility sometimes evinced be- three years. In 1806, he was settled as a pastor in
tween different sections-saying that “the Constitu- New Haven, and was elected Professor of Sacred
tion having wisely left the States free to regulate Literature in Andover Theological Seminary in 1810
their domestic affairs, the dissimilarity in their local -a post which he filled ably and acceptably until his
institutions furnishes no just ground for mutual com-death. He has left voluminous and valuable works.
plaints and reproaches." He trusts that the spirit of From CALIFORNIA we have intelligence to Dec.
disunion and that of fanaticism will both exhaust 15th. New and extensive deposits of gold have
themselves without endangering the stability of our been found near Auburn, in the northern, and at
national institutions. Considering at some length Mariposa, in the southern mines ; the lack of rain
the condition and prospects of the African race in had caused the yield of gold from them to be small.
this country, he warmly commends to favor the scheme The aggregate product of all the mines during No.
of colonization, and the societies formed to carry it vember was estimated at twenty per cent. less than

during the previous month. Several projects of rail. The Legislature of Pennsylvania organized at roads through different sections of the State were Harrisburgh, on the 6th. In the House, John S. under discussion, and the route between San FranRhey, Democrat, was chosen Speaker, receiving 54 cisco and San José was being surveyed. The agri. out of 88 votes. In the Senate, Mr. Muhlenberg, cultural resources of the State continued to be de. Democrat, was elected. The Message of Governor veloped with steady progress. Farming operations Johnston states that the Commonwealth was never had already commenced. Several murders had been in a more prosperous condition. The amount of the perpetrated in various sections. As an evidence of public debt is $40,114,236, having been reduced over the prosperity of San Francisco, it is stated that $700,000 during the last three years, without retard seven large steamers were to leave that port, within ing any of the interests, or useful plans of the State. a week, for different ports on the Pacific and Aus.

Henry Clay, in a letter dated Dec. 17, and address. tralia. The Indians have again bern committing ed to the General Assembly of Kentucky, resigns his frightful ravages among the American settlements seat in the Senate of the United States, the resigna- on the Colorado. The various tribes upon the southtion to take effect from the first Monday in Septem- eastern border, known to be disaffected, have given oer, 1852. He states that he accepted the office only unmistakable signs of revolt. Juan Antonio, who to aid in settling those questions which threatened had been prominent as an Indian leader, had been to disturb the peace of the country : and that object forming a league of several tribes, with intent to having been accomplisned, ne wishes to enable the attack the towns of San Diego, Los Angeles, and present Assembly to choose his successor. In the Santa Barbara. Three skirmishes had also taken Kentucky Legislature, Archibald Dixon, (Whig) was place with the Yumas, on the Colorado, in which elected Senator, on the 30th of December, to fill the several Americans were killed. Great uneasiness vacancy thus created.

prevailed among the inhabitants of the menaced disThe Library of Congress, kept in the Capitol at tricts. The latest advices represent the danger as Washington, was nearly destroyed by fire on the 24th less menacing than was feared. Gen. Conde, with 80 December. About 35,000 volumes were bumed, 20,000 troops of the Mexican Boundary Commission, was being saved. A great number of very valuable paint at Tuson on the 20th Oct., and rould leave next ings, medals, &c. &c., were also destroyed. The cost day for the Gila. of the library has not been far from $200,000. From Oregon, our news is to Dec. 6, and is en.

Hon. JOEL R. POInsett, long known as a promi- couraging. The difficulties with the Coquille Innent public man in the United States, died at his dians, which had caused the loss of many lives, had residence in Statesburg, S. C., December 12, aged been settled. Coal had been found in considerable 73. He was born in South Carolina, educated under quantities at Port Orford. The U. S. Coast Survey the late President Dwight at Greenfield, Conn., and party were engaged in determining the latitude and then sent abroad where he spent five years in study longitude of that point, and had completed a map of and travel. Returning home he studied law, but the harbor. The rainy season had commenced, and soon repaired again to Europe, where he visited Rus. the rivers were rising. sia, and became a special favorite with the Emperor From Utah we have the official report made by Alexander, who constantly asked him questions about the Judges to the President of the United States, the institutions of the United States, and who once concerning the condition of the Territory. They said to him, “ If I were not an Emperor, I would be state that they were compelled to leave by the hosa Republican." In 1808, he was sent by President tile and seditious sentiments of the Governor, BrigMadison on public business to South America. On ham Young; and they give a detailed statement of his return, during the war, he was taken prisoner. his proceedings. They represent polygamy as comIn 1821 he was elected to Congress from the Charles- mon there, and the courts as powerless to punish ton district. In 1822 he was sent to Mexico by Pres. any offenses. The delegate from that Territory in ident Monroe, to obtain information concerning the Congress complains of the report, as calculated to government under Iturbide, in which he was very do injustice to the inhabitants. He demands an in successful. He was subsequently appointed Minis- vestigation into the charges. ter to Mexico, by Mr. Adams, and remained thereFrom the Sandwich Islands we have news that until 1829. Returning home he served in the State the Expedition from California, which was noticed Denate, and in 1836 entered President Van Buren's | in our last record as being suspected of questionable

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EUROPE. that they were invited over by the King, who de- From GREAT BRITAIN the political news is import sired to have a body of Americans there, in case his ant. On Monday, the 22d of December, Lord PALproposal for annexation to the United States should MERSTON resigned his position as Foreign Secretary be accepted. They had arrived at Honolulu, and and ceased to be a member of the Cabinet. Earl engaged peaceably in various pursuits. Some of GRANVILLE was appointed his successor. The cause the English residents evinced uneasiness at their of this rupture has not been officially announced arrival. A resolution had been adopted in Parlia. The leading papers, however, ascribe it to a differ ment, declaring that the demands of France were ence of opinion, which had risen to decided hostility. so unjust as to warrant the King, in case of neces | between Lord Palmerston and his colleagues, in re sity, in putting the Islands under the protection of gard to foreign affairs. The encouragement which some friendly power, and pledging the support of the Foreign Secretary gave to Kossuth is mentioned the nation to whatever he might think it proper to among the grounds of difference: but the Times,

which is likely to be well-informed, asserts, that the From Mexico we have intelligence to the 20th of subject of distinct and decisive difference was the December. A riot occurred, in consequence of ru French usurpation. It says that Lord Palmerston mored misconduct of the French Consul, in import approved decidedly of the step taken by Louis NAing goods without paying the duties upon them. POLEON; whereas, the rest of the Cabinet were inSeveral persons were killed. News had been re- clined to censure it. The same authority says that ceived of the success of the government troops who several of the European governments have warmly wore sent to oppose Caravajal's second attempt at remonstrated with England, for allowing political refinsurrection in the northern departments. Con- ugees to make that country the scene of plots against gress closed its extra session on the 14th of Decem- the peace of the countries they had left. it adds, ber; the President, in his speech, said he should however, that this was not among the causes of dishave been very glad to congratulate them upon the sension.- Lord GRANVILLE is thirty-seven years realization of important reforms, but he could not do old, and has been attached to the English legation in so. No new sources of unhappiness, however, had Paris. It will be remembered that he was Chairman arisen, and financial matters had been put upon such of the Council of the Great Exhibition last year. He a basis, that the next Congress could solve existing is a man of considerable ability and diplomatic skill. difficulties. Harmony prevailed between the State It is not supposed, however, that he will make his and the Central Governments; the army had pre-predecessor's place good as a debater in the House served the nationality of the country, when it was of Commons. threatened on the frontier. The foreign relations Of other news from Great Britain, there is not of the republic were declared to be entirely satis-much. A large company of London merchants waited factory. Preparations had already been made for upon Lord John RUSSELL on the 9th, to complain electing members of a new Congress. Subsequent of gross mismanagement and inefficiency, on the part accounts received froin the northern departments, of the Commissioners of Customs, and asking the ap. give the details of the success of the Government 1 pointment of a Select Committee of Investigation. troops there. Caravajal was defeated, with a loss The Minister replied to many of the complaints, deof sixty or seventy ;-but he had not been appre- claring them to be unjust, and declined to say that he hended, and at the latest advices, was expecting would move for a Committee. The whole matter, reinforcements.

however, should receive his attention.

A public dinner was given at Manchester, on the SOUTH AMERICA.

9th, to Mr. R. J. WALKER, formerly American SecFrom South AMERICA the news is not very deci retary of the Treasury. In his speech on the occasive. Uraguay, however, is completely emancipated sion, Mr. W. elaborately argued the question of Free from the control of Rosas. Oribe's army is disband. Trade, saying that he was in favor of a still farther ed, his officers have retired to Buenos Ayres, and he reduction of the American duties, and calling upon himself has retired to private life. Urquiza had left the English to aid them by reducing the duties on the Montevidean territory with part of his troops, tobacco and other imports of American growth. Reon board Brazilian transports, for Entre Rios, from ferring to recent events in France, he avowed his apwhich he intended to march to Buenos Ayres. The prehension that a man who had proved himself a Brazilian army remained in Uraguay, to support the traitor, an insurgent, and a military usurper, would actual government. In Chili, according to latest not rest content at home, but that England herself advices, the revolution noticed some time since, was was in danger from the progress of despotism upon evidently extending itself more and more. By ac- the Continent. Whenever such a struggle for freecounts received at Lima, December 1, Gen. Cruz, the dom should be waged in England, he promised them leader of the insurgents, was at Chillan, with 3000 the support of the United States. men, having had several engagements with the gov. In IRELAND a good deal of interest has been exernment troops under Ex-President Bulnes. Col. cited by the return of emigrants from America. In Carrera had been defeated by the government forces. | many cases they were returning for their familiesAt Valparaiso a riot occurred on the 28th of Novem- in others, from disappointment and unfitness for work ser. The mob attacked the barracks, procured arms, in the United States.- A Mr. Bateson, manager of and fortified themselves in the Square. They were the great estates of Lord Templeton, in the county attacked by the troops under Governor-General Blan- of Monoghan, was shot at, and then beaten with co, and dispersed after half an hour's engagement, in bludgeons, so that he died, by three men in the street which 80 were killed. The agitation had subsided. the act was in revenge for some evictions he had

In Bolivia every thing was quiet.- In New made against dishonest tenants. Grenada a law has been passed, declaring the whole In SCOTLAND a very large meeting was held in slave population to be free aster January 1, 1852. Edinburgh on the 9th, to protest against the grant to General Herrara had returned from his visit to the Maynooth College. In the course of the debates it southern provinces, where he had put down all the was stated that 540 petitions, with 307,278 names, attempts at insurrection.

I had been sent in against the grant. A resolution was

adopted, promising to use every possible effort to sion, which was to close the era of revolutions. He "procure the passage of a bill for the entire repeal submitted to them the basis of a new Constitution, of sąjd grant" at the next session of Parliament. providing: 1. A responsible head named for ten years. FRANCE.

2. Ministers dependent on the Executive power alone. The events of the month in France have been of 3. A Council of State, to propose laws and discuss transcendent interest. The Constitution has been them. 4. A legislative body discussing and voting abolished, the National Assembly dissolved, martial laws, named by universal suffrage. 5. A second aslaw proclaimed, and the Republic transformed into sembly, formed of all the illustrious of the country. a Monarchy, in name but absolute in fact. He asked them to vote for or against him on this

This change was effected by violence on the morn-basis. If he did not obtain a majority, he would give jug of Tuesday, December 2d. Our Record of last up power. A proclamation to the army was issued month noticed the dissensions between the President in a similar manner. He told the soldiers that he and the Assembly, and the refusal of the latter to counted on them to cause to be respected the sover abolish the law restricting suffrage, and the failure eignty of the nation, of which he was the legitimate of its attempt to obtain command over the army. A representative. He reminded them of the insults law was also pending authorizing the impeachment that had been heaped upon them, and called upon of the President in case he should seek a re-election them to vote as citizens · but as soldiers to obey in violation of the provisions of the Constitution. He was alone responsible: it was for them to remain During the night of Monday the 1st, preparations immovable within the rules of discipline. were made by the President for destroying all au- As soon as these events were generally known, a thority but his own. He wrote letters to his Minis- portion of the members of the Assembly, two hundred iers announcing to them that he had made up his mind in number, assembled at the residence of M. Daru, to resist the attempt of his enemies to sacrifice him, one of the Vice Presidents of the Assembly. They and that, as he did not wish them to be compromised there decided to go to their usual place of meeting, by his acts, they had better resign. The hint of course but they were refused admission by an armed guard. was taken, and they sent in letters of resignation at Returning to M. Daru's house, they were about comonce. The principal streets of Paris were occupied mencing a session, when a message arrived from by strong bodies of troops at about 5 o'clock on Tues. Gen. Lauriston, inviting them to the Mairie of the day morning; and before that hour all the leading 10th arrondissement, and saying that he was prepared representatives and militar y men whom Louis Napo. to defend them against all violence. They accord. leon knew to be opposed to his designs, were arrested ingly repaired thither, organized, and after due delib and committed to prison. Detachments of the police, eration declared the conduct of Louis Napoleon to be accompanied by portions of the guard, visited their illegal, and in violation of the Constitution, and de nouses, and arrested Generals Cavaignac, Changar- creed his deposition, in accordance with Art. 68 of nier, De Lamoricière, Bedeau, and Leflo, Colonel that instrument. They also by a decree freed the Charras, MM. Thiers, Lagrange, Valentine, Panat, officers of the army and navy, and all public funcMichel (de Bourges), Beaune, Greppo, Miot, Nadaud, tionaries, from their oaths of obedience to him, and Roger (du Nord), and Baze. They were immediately convoked the High Court of Justice to judge him transferred to the Chateau of Vincennes, and subse and his Ministers. The Court did attempt to meet quently removed to Ham; with the exception of M. during the day, but was dispersed. The decree Thiers, who was taken to the prison of Mazas. Gen. was signed by all the members of Assembly present eral Changarnier was arrested at his own house at 4 After this had been done the building was found to o'clock in the morning. Several other representatives be surrounded by troops, to whom M. Berryer an were with him at the time, and were also taken into nounced the deposition of the President and the ap custody. Gen. C. attempted to harangue the troops pointment of General Oudinot, commander-in-chief who were sent to arrest him, but they refused to of all the troops of Paris. The announcement was listen to him. At the same time that the above ar-coldly received, and officers and troops immediately rests were made, commissaries of police were dis. entered the room and dispersed the Assembly. About patch ed to the offices of the public journals to suspend 150 of the members were afterward arrested and some, and regulate the course of others. In the morn-committed to prison for attempting to meet in some ing the walls of Paris were found to be placarded other place; after a day's confinement they were re with a decree, in the following terms: “In the name leased. Meantime, the most perfect quiet prevailed of the French people, the President of the Republic throughout Paris. No attempt at resistance was decrees: 1. The National Assembly is dissolved. made, and the decrees were read and commented on 2. Universal suffrage is re-established; the law of with apparent indifference. The streets and public the 31st May is repealed. 3. The French people are places were crowded with troops. Dispatches were convoked in their communes from the 14th to the sent to the departments and were answered by full 21st December. 4. The state of siege is decreed in assurances of assent. the whole of the first military division. 5. The On Wednesday morning was published a list of Council of State is dissolved. 6. The Minister of one hundred and twenty persons appointed by the the Interior is charged with the execution of this President as a Consultative Commission, selected decree.-Louis Napoleon Bonaparte." At a later because Louis Napoleon “wished to surround him hour an appeal to the people was issued by the self with men who enjoy, by a just title, the esteem President, and posted upon the walls. It declared and confidence of the country.” Of these over eighty that he had dissolved the Assembly, which was at- refused to serve. During the same morning, indica. tacking his power, and compromising the peace of tions of discontent began to be apparent. At about France. He had faithfully observed the Constitu- | 10 o'clock, M. Baudin, one of the representatives of tion, but it was his duty to baffle the perfidious plans the people, made his appearance on horseback, in of those who were seeking to overturn the Republic. official dress and with a drawn sword, in the Rue St. He accordingly appealed to the people. He would | Antoine. He was followed by several others, and not consent longer to hold a power ineffective for strove to arouse the people to resistance. Consider good: if they wished him to continue in his post, able groups collected, and a fragile barricade was they must give him the means of fulfilling his mis. I erected. Troops soon came up from opposite direc

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