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PRUSSIA. BERLIN, APRIL 12.-The Frankfort deputation did not re- turn by the route it came, but through Gotha and Darmstadt. The accounts of the journey furnish a strong contrast to those of their arrival. There was a disposition to receive them with the usual honours, but they declined all invitations to din- ners and feasts, refused serenades, and as much as possible avoided making speeches. Such demonstrations, they said, did not suit the present position of affairs. At Hainan they were badly received, being hissed and pelted, the cause not explained. The sittings of the National Assembly recom- mence to-day, and the debates for a few days will be invested with a fresh interest. The tone of the various German journals, with the exception of these of Austria and a few violently democratic prints in the south, is gloomy and de- sponding. They consider the refusal of the King as fatal to the best form of the German unity, and fear that it will give art impulse to the democratic movement. Their fears seem rather exaggerated, as time will probably prove; but for the moment they regard the work of the National Assembly as 10; Their articles want nothing of a funereal- character but a black border to the pages. A deputation has left for Frankfort, to present the free- dom of the city of Berlin to M. Von Gagerii. The deed of conveyance, if it may be so called, is engrossed on parchment in the highest style of illuminated" writing, and is in itself quite a work of art. Among the few on whom this honour has formerly been bestowed is the Emperor of Russia. The Upper Chamber sat for the first time after the recess yesterday the sitting was short, and the debate, although all the German question," unimportant. At the Inst mo- ment before the holidays Mr. Kuh gave notice of a morion for another address to the King relative to his answer to the Frankfort deputation it was to embody a declaration that the answer threw the German nation (not Prussia alone) into a new and dangerous position, and rendered the ap- pointment of a commission to consider what measures ought to be taken under the circumstances imperatively necessary. This was made a motion of urgency," that is, one that takes precedence of all other orders of the day, provided the urgency" is confirmed by a vote of the House. During the recess, the committee to which all motions of this kind are previously referred has maturely deliberated on it, and, having more leisure than usual, has drawn up a more than usually long and minute report, which leaves no part of the question unexamined. There were but two main points to consider—whether the answer to the deputation was really cons, a departure from the previous declarations and principles of the Prussian Government, and whether it could be deemed a non-fulfilment of the expectations the previous policy of the Government encouraged. On both these points the report acquits the Government; it finds the answer of the '3rd of April quite in accordance with the previous notes, and, having specially considered the circular despatch of the 4th, which amends and explains that answer, the committee una- nimously declares there are no grounds for another address from the Chamber to the King, and advises it no to recog- nise the motion for one as urgent" at all. The mover, nevertheless, pressed his proposition, maintaining that the King should have accepted the crown at all hazards. Why should he rather wait to take it from the hands of a few princes than from the representatives of the nation P A crown bestowed by the voice of millions was, he considered, really yivon Hy -grace of God. Neither the speaker nor the motion excited much interest. During (he discussion M. Goithaaiiuer asked the Pr esident of the Ministry what mea- sures had actually been taken to obtain the end proposed by the circular note of the 4th inst., in concert with the several States and the National Assembly. Count lkandenburgh stated that the instructions tor Frankfort, were nearly com- pleted that the Prussian plenipotentiary (YI. Camphausen) had been summoned thence by telegraph, and ivould be ready to return that evening; it was the full intention of the Go- vernment that the uncertainty as to the reorganization of Germany should be speedily terminated. This statement was received with some applause. The motion was nega- tived by 75 votes against 08.




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