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to maintain, and when she violated treachery! In the year eleven a the treaty of Amiens, she counted criminal reconciliation united Picheless on her strength than on the gru and Moreau, two men between success of her machinations. But whom honour ought to place etergovernment was vigilant; the steps nal hatred. The police seized at of the agents of the enemy were Calais one of their agents, at the followed by the eye of justice: the moment when he was returning a people of London were no doubt second time from England. This man expecting to hear the explosion of had in his possession documents that mine which had been dug under which confirmed the reality of a reour feet. At any rate, the most conciliation at that time inexplicable, ominous reports were spread, and had not the bonds which united they were indulging the most cri- them been formed by criminality. minal hopes; on a sudden the agents

On the arrest of this agent, general of the conspiracy were arrested; Moreau appeared for a moment to proofs have accumulated, and they be agitated. He took some private are so strong and so evident, that steps to ascertain whether governthey carry with them convictions to ment was informed of it; but it was çvery mind. Georges and his band passed over in silence, and he him. of assassins had remained in the pay self, when he recovered his tranof England ; their agents were still quillity, concealed from government traversing La Vendée, Morbilian, an event which could not but the Côtes du Nord, and were en- awaken its vigilance. He observed deavouring, but in vain, to find silence even when Pichegru was partisans of whom they were de- publicly admitted into the councils prived by the moderation of govern. of the British ministry, when he ment and of the laws.-Pichegru,

united in a notorious manner with unmasked by the events which pre. the enemies of France. Govern, ceded the 18th Fructidor, year 5, ment was disposed to consider his (Sept. 5, 1797), and unveiled, in silence as arising from the dread of particular, by that correspondence a confession, which would have which general Moreau had addressed humbled him, as it considered his to the directory, had carried with retirement from public affairs, his him to England his hatred against suspicious connexions, and his imhis country. In the year eight he prudent language, as the effect of and Villot were in the train of the peevishness and discontent. Gearmies of our enemies, in order to neral Moreau, who could not fail unite with the brigands of the of being suspected, since he main, south. In the year nine he con tained a secret correspondence with spired with the committee of Ba- the enemies of his country, and reuth, and since the peace of who, in consequence of this suspi. Amiens he has still been the hope cion, which was too well founded, and the counsellor of the enemies would at any other period have of France. The British perfidy been arrested, was suffered to enjoy associated Georges with Pichegru, in tranquillity his honours, an ima the infamous Georges, with that mense fortune, and the kindness of Pichegru whoin France had esteem- the republic. Events, however, ed, whom she wished for a long rapidly succeeded each other : Lac time to consider as incapable of jollais, the friend and confidant of



Pichegru, went privately from Paris vessels were in sight, but contrary to London, returned to Paris, car- winds prevented them from apried to Pichegru the ideas of gene- proaching: a few days ago they ral Moreau-carried back to Mo. were still making signals. Georges reau the ideas and designs of and Pichegru arrived at Paris, where Pichegru and his associates; the they lodged in the same house sur. brigands of Georges were preparing, rounded by about thirty brigands, even in Paris, every thing that was under the command of Georges; an necessary for the execution of their interview took place between them common designs. A place was as. and Moreau: the place, the day, signed between Dieppe and Treport, and the hour, were the first conat a distance from molestation or the ference was held,

known-a eye of vigilance, where the brigands second was agreed on, but did not of England, brought over in Eng- take place; a third and a fourth lish ships, landed without being took place, even in the house of observed, and where they found general Moreau. The presence of corrupted men to receive them -- Georges and Pichegru at Paris, men paid to conduct them during these conferences with general Mothe night from fixed stations, pre- reau, are confirmed by incontestaviously agreed on, and thus to ble and numerous proofs. Georges convey them to Paris.-At Paris and Pichegreu have been traced lurking places were procured for from house to houec. Scarch has them in houses hired before-hand, also been made for those who assisted where they had confidants to pro- at their landing ; those who, under tect them : they had some of these the clond, conducted them from in different quarters and streets at post to post; those who gave them Chaillot, in the Rue de Bacq, in an asylum at Paris: their confidants the Fauxbourg St. Marceau, in the and accomplices. Lajollais, their Marais. A first debarkation was principal agent, and general Mo. effected, consisting of Georges him. reau, are arrested; the effects and self, and eight of his brigands. papers of Pichegru have been seized, Georges returned to the coast to and the police is employing the assist at the landing of Coster St. greatest activity to find him. Eng. Victor, condemned by a sentence land wishes to overthrow our gopassed in the affair of Nivôse 3, and vernment, and by this overthrow of ten other brigands. In the com. to effect the ruin of France, to de. mencement of the present month a liver it up to ages of civil war and third landing was effected, it con confusion. But to overturn a gosistd of Pichegru, Lajollais, Ar- vernment, maintained by the affecmand, Gaillard, brother of Raould, tion of thirty million of citizens, John Marie, one of the first confi. and surrounded by a brave, powerdants of Georges, and some other ful, and faithful army, was a task, brigands of the same stamp. Georges not only superior to the strength of with Joyau, called d'Assar, Saint England, but of all Europe. EngVincent and Picot, went to receive land, therefore, had no hopes of this third debarkation : the whole accomplishing her design, but by assembled at the farm de la Poterie. the assassination of the first consul, A fourth landing was expected ; the and by covering this assassination


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under the shadow of a man who and not without reason. The resi. was still protected by the remem dence of a foreign minister is every brance of his service. I must add, ' where designed for the ascertaining that the citizens need be under no and maintaining those bonds of uneasiness. The greater part of friendship, confidence, and honour, the brigands have been arrested ; the that unite states, and whose preserrest have fled, and are closely pur- vation constitutes the glory of a sued by the police. No suspicion government, and the happiness of attaches to any class of citizens, or the people.—But these are not the to any branch of administration. I yiews of the diplomatic agent of the shall not give any further details in British government. I shall lay be. this report; you have seen all the fore you, citizen consul, the direct papers; you will, therefore, give correspondence which Mr. Drake, orders for their being laid before the the English ambassador to the eleceyes of justice.—Signed by the grand tor of Bavaria, has held for these judge, minister of justice,

four months with agents sent, paid,

Regnier. and employed by him in the heart Certified in due form, the secre of the republic. This correspon. tary of state,

dence consists of ten original letters, H. B. Maret. written in his own hand.*--I shall

also lay before you the instructions

which that gentleman is charged to First Report of the Grand Judge distribute to his agents, and an Regnier to the First Consul, on

authentic account of the sums althe alledged Conspiracies against ready paid, and of those promised, him, fomented by the English Am. as an encouragement and reward of bassador at Munich,

crimes, which the mildest laws every

where punish with death. It was Citizen First Consul,

not as the representative of his So. I think it my duty to separate vereign that Mr. Drake came to from the information respecting the Munich, with the title of plenipovile conspiracy, which public justice tentiary. This is merely his ostenwill shortly bring to public view and sible character, a pretence for sendpunish, those pieces of additional ing him: the genuine object of his correspondence, which, in this great mission is to recruit for agents of affair, and, as far as concerns the intrigue, revolt, and assassination: police, is but trifling; but, in its to stir up a war of plunder and murpolitical point of view, seems to me der against the French government, of a nature that cannot fail to open and to wougd the neutrality and the the eyes of Europe to the despicable dignity of the government where he character of the English ministry, resides. It is premised, though Mr. the meanness of its agents, and the Drakc appears ostensibly as a pub. miserable expedients it has recourse lic character, he is in reality (as his to for accomplishing its views.-An private instructions prove) the secret English minister is accredited at a director of English machinations on court bordering on France: the the continent; the sinews of which manners of the people attach dis. are gold, corruption, the foolish tinctions and privileges to this place, hopes of those concerned in the

* Those pieces which follow in the original, it is impossible from their length fo insert here,


plot, and of all the ambitious peo- of every assembly, to arm one party ple of Europe. His aim is plainly against the other; and, in fine, to pointed out in the 18 articles of in. disorganize the armies. But, hapstructions with which Mr. Drake pily, this evil genius is not so pow. furnishes his agents, and which form erful in its means, as it is fertile in the first of the pieces added to this illusions and sinister projects; were report.-te-Art. 2. The principal it otherwise, there would be an end point in view being the overthrow of society. Hatred, craft, gold, of the present government, one of and a total indifference as to the the principal means of accomplish. means employed, are neither want. ing this is, the obtaining a know. ing to Mr. Drake nor the immorał ledge of the plans of the enemy; policy of the government whose for this purpose it is of the utmost agent he is. But they do not pos. importance to begin by establishing sess power enough to shake the or. a correspondence with the different ganization of France, which is of bureaus, for the obtaining particular the strongest nature, having its information of all the plans, both foundation in the affections of thirty as to the exterior as well as to the millions of citizens, cemented togeinterior. The knowledge of these ther by their joint strength and in. plans suggests the best mode of terest, and animated by the wisdom rendering them abortive, and the and genius of the government.want of success is the most effectual Those who consider nothing of any means of discrediting the govern. value besides gold, whose only abi. ment, the first, and most important lities consist in low intrigue, are not step towards the end proposed.—7. , able to conceive the strength and To gain over those employed in the power of a combination of circumpowder-mills, so as to be able to stances, the result of ten years of blow them up, as occasion may re. sufferings, and ten years of victoquire.--8. It is indispensibly neces. ries, of a concurrence of events, and sary to gain over a certain number of the establishment of a noble na. of printers and engravers, that may tion, founded on the dangers and be relied on, to print and execute efforts of a glorious war, and a terevery thing that the confederacy rible revolution. In the midst of may stand in need of.-9. It is very these means, Mr. Drake sees nothing much to be wished, that a perfect but opportunities for intrigue, and knowledge may be gained of the si. the efforts of spies.

46 During my tration of the different parties in stay in Italy,” he says to one of his France, and particularly in Paris. correspondents, (Munich, Jan. 27.) --13. It is well understood, that “ I had connection with the inte. every means must be tried to disor- rior of France:--I should continue ganize the armies, both in and out, to have them, as I am at this mo. of the republic. Thus you see that ment, of all the English ministers, the real objects of Mr. Drake's mis- the nearest to the frontiers.”_ This sion are to bring fire and flames into is his pretence for exercising his uta the republic, to blow up the pow. most endeavours for the overthrow der-mills, to procure trusty printers of France. But his means are not and engravers for the purposes of better than his right. ---He has agents forgery, to penetrate into the heart in whom he dares not confide. His


doubtful correspondents write to him be created, around which hirelings via Swisserland, Strasburg, Kehl, of every country or profession might Offenburg, and Munich. He has su gather, for the purpose of planning balterns in these cities, to take es. a general disorganization, and much pecial care of his correspondence. less should they permit an infamous fle makes use of forged passports, of school for bribery, and recruiting, fictitious names, of sympathetic ink. to the prejudice at once of the fideThese are the modes of communica. lity, constancy, affections, and contion throngh which he transmits his science of the citizens.—Mr. Drake ideas, projects, and rewards; and, had an agency at Paris; but other by these means, he is informed of ministers, the instruments of discord, the schemes planned by his orders and exciters of mischief, like him, for raising insurrections, in the first may also have agencies. Mr. Drake, place, in four departments; for in his correspondence, unmasks ali raising an army, increasing the num- those that exist in France, by the ber of the disaffected, and over- very measures he takes to deny that throwing the consular government: he knows any thing of them.- These efforts and promises are too “I repeat, that I have no knowledge mad, and the vile miserable methods of the existence of any othér society employed are too disproportioned besides yours. But I repeat to you, to the difficulties of the enterprize, (he observes in several places) that to give any uneasiness as to their if there does, I do not doubt but success. But it is not with regard that your friends will take the neces to what may occasion fear, nor sary measures, not only not to embarwith a view of punishing, that the rass one another, but to be mutually operations of that interior arrange serviceable to each other.” In fine, ment, called the police, acts; its he adds, (Munich, Dec. 9, 1803) principal object is, not alone to pre. with a brutal fury, and worthy of vent crimes as that of the exterior is the part he plays." It is of very to confine ambition, but to remove little consequence by whom the even the very occasion of vice and beast is brought to the ground, it is weakness.- In those countries that sufficient that you are all ready to are the best governed, there are al. join in the chace.”—Pursuant to this ways to be found certain persons system, on the first breaking out of who suffer themselves to be led astray the conspiracy, that now employs by a sort of innate inconstancy. In the hand of justice, he writes: “If the best regulated commonwealths you see any means of extricating any there are to be found perverse and of Georges' associates, do not fail weak men. It has always been con to make use of them;" and as his sidered by my predecessors as a due evil genius is never discouraged, even ty to watch over such persons, not in his disgrace, Mr. Drake will not in the vain hope of rendering them have his friends give themselves up good, but to stop the developement. for lost in this unexpected reterse of of their vices; and as, on this head, fortune. I earnestly request all civilized nations have the same you," he writes (Munich, 25th Feb. interests to watch over, and the 1804,) “ to print and distribute a same duty to fulfil, it has always short address to the army, immedia been a received maxim, that no go. ately (both to the officers and sols rerument should suffer a standard to diers.) The main point is to gain 1


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