Among the fluctuating reports of last night, one was, that the Count de ARTOIS had quitted Brussels, and had solemnly erected the Royal Standard, in French Flanders; that he was attended by the Prince de CONDE, the Duke de BOURBON, and many other eminent personages; and that the Marshal de BROGLIO had joined him with a small body of forces with he had collected, and was looked up to as second in command, and the man who was to model their forces, which were hourly encreasing [sic].
The Count was further said to have published a manifesto, in which he declares his intention to be solely directed to the public peace, and the rescuing his Majesty’s person from the hands of “those Rebels who now detain him.”
This report we considered as too important to pass over, at the same time we can not vouch for its authenticity.—At a late hour last night no official account was received.
“Yesterday the Portuguese squadron brought in a large French ship of 500 tons, from Martinico, laden with coffee, sugar, cotton, indigo, &c. for Mersailles, which they retook from an Algerian corsair, after a smart engagement, off Algiers. The force of latter is not mentioned; but she escaped, tho the squadron consists of a ship of the line of eighty guns, a frigate, a cutter and a brig. Being refused shelter here, on account of the plague at Algiers, having thirteen Algerians on board, they proceeded immediately with their prize to Lisbon.”
The letter which follows was addressed by the Prime Minister of Denmark, to the Danish Consul General at Leghorn; and dated the 23d of May.