Image from page 232 of "The Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions and politics" (1809)
Authors: Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834
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183 RETROSPECT OF POLITICS. The political history of the lastmonth presents no event of greaterimportance or novelty than the de-cree which the French emperor haslately published, by which he de-clares that his celebrated Berlin andMilan decrees respecting neutralcommerce are reroked^ and willcease to be in force on the first ofNovember next. This declarationis, however, accompanied with acondition, provided that Englandshall, in the mean time, rescind herorders in council, and abandon thenew principles which she has actedupon with respect to blockade.—This decree is accompanied by ano-ther, which allows the importationof all manner of colonial produce,on the payment of very high dutiestherein specified. It becomes now a matter of themost serious speculation to ascer-tain what can be the real motiveswhich have induced Bonaparte topublish this decree. Diiferent rea-sons have been assigned for thisact. Some suppose that it arisessolely from the distress which hissubjects have long end
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