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FRANKFORT. The sitting of the National Assembly of the 7th inst. was extremely violent. They rejected, by a majority of 209 against 140, a proposition of M. Wesendonck for the imme- diate election of a Commander-in-Chief of all the troops of the empire by the Central Power. An address was read, coming from the Provisional Government of Saxony, in- voking assistance. The Extreme Left moved, that the Cen- tral Power immediately take measures for the support of the new Saxon Government. Gagern entreated the House to await the report of the Imperial Commissary. The ex- citement rose to the greatest height. The President found it necessary to suspend the sitting. When it was resumed, a motion of Soiron's for referring all the motions relating to the Saxon affair to the Imperial Ministry, and recommend- ing the speedy adoption of such measures as might be neces- sary, was carried by a fair majority, and the House ad- journed amid hisses and cries of Shame from the gallery. Three times the President had to rebuke the galleries in a formal speech. He also had to call Gagern himself to order for applying the expression" boyish laughter" to the ridi- cule in which the Left indulged; when deprecating the mistrust with which the Ministry were regarded as unfair, he said, if a civil war were to break forth, he would throw muiwu' uctwwii uiv; of Wesendonck's motion, made two remarkable statements: first, that the King of Saxony had been on the point of signing the constitution, that the printed declaration of his Majesty was already in the Court printing-office, when a Prussian adjutant arrived, and begged him not to yield secondly, that a Wurtemberg Minister had told Members of that House that the King had received, some days ago, a private letter from the Archduke Administrator, in which the Archduke urged the King not to give wav. Gagern said it was a pity that a private note, which had no bearing upon the Administrator's official capacity, should be the sub- ject of censure in that rostrum. Thirteen Bavarian Depu- ties and one Prussian announced their resignation. The Congress of the German political clubs terminated its labours at Frankfort on the 8th inst., by issuing two proclamations, one to the German nation and the other to the German army. The former sets forth that the moment has arrived in which life and property must be risked for the freedom of fatherland; that the Constitution voted by the Representatives of the people had been disowned by rebellious Governments, and that all persons should arm in defence of it. The latter proclamation asserts, that the more powerful princes of Germany are rebels to the will and to the law of the nation, and are endeavouring to make German soldiers participate in the rebellion, and fight in the cause of Russian despotism.




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