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PARTICULARS OF MAXIMILIAN'S EXECUTION. The Figaro (a Paris paper) professes to derive from the Esperanza, a Queretaro paper, of June 20, a de- tailed account of Maximilian's execution. The writer, after minutely describing the capture of the Emperor, says he was tried by court martial, that the sentence was sent to Juarez, who confirmed it, and returned it to Corona. He then proceeds :— As soon as General Corona was put in possession of the necessary document, the three prisoners were informed of it. They manifested no surprise, because it had been im- possible to conceal from them any longer the fate of the others. Maximilian simply requested that they might be left together until the last moment, which was graciously accorded. They were transferred to the building, formerly a convent, which served as an hospital for the French troops, because the hall on the ground floor was commodious and spacious, and had a pleasant prospect out upon the garden of the interior court. An altar was raised at the further end and the sentinels were instructed to fire upon any one attempting to enter or come out without a written permission from Captain Gon- zales. The only person allowed to enter was the Abbe Fischer, secretary and religious adviser of the Emperor. Some time after the Bishop of Queretaro arrived, offering his sacred ministration, which was accepted after a brief consultation between the prisoners. The night was passed in quiet con- versation, and the condemned men confessed. Miramon was suffering greatly from the wound in his eye, which he constantly bathed with cold water. Mejia fell isto a deep sleep. Maximilian asked for papers and' pens, which, in the middle of the night, were found with some difficulty. He wrote two letters, one in German, addressed to his mother, thr Archduchess Sophia, and the other to his wife. He con- fided them to the bishop, begging him to have them for- warded. He added a lock of his hair, which the wife of one of the guards came and cut off for him. He kissed it. folded it together, and slipped it into the envelope which was already sealed. Towards four in the morning, the Emperor desired to hear mass, which was said by the bishop. Mejia was roused up, and all three communicated. After mass Maximilian appears to have remained for a long time kneeling on the hard stones—for there was no prie- Dieu-with his head bent, and his hands over his eyes. Whether he was praying or weeping is uncertain. Miramon was pale and downcast; Mejia was radiant-for we must re- member that he is an Indian, and that it is glorious for him to die along with his master-as he declared. At seven o'clock the notes of a military band were heard, and Captain Gonzales entered the chapel with bandages to blindfold the prisoners. Miramon submitted to the opera- tion quietly. Mejia refused, and, as the captain was about to use force, the bishop whispered a few words to the gene: ral, who then acquiesced. But the Emperor, cominsr for- ward, declared, that as to himself, he would not be blind- folded. After a moment's hesitation, Gonzales with a friendly salutation to Maximilian, went and took his place at the head of the escorting party. The procession then mo ,'ed forward, a squadron of Lancers in front, followed by the band, playing a funeral march. A battalion of infantry, formed in two lines, composed the remainder of the escort. When it reached the principal gate of the hospital, Mejia said aloud, "Sire, give to us, for the last time, the example of your noble courage; we follow your Majesty." The Franciscan friars now appeared, the two in front bearing the cross and holy water, the others holding tapers. Each of the three coffins intended for the doomed men was carried by a group of four Indians three black crosses to be fixed where each prisoner knelt for execution were borne last. Captain Gonzales thea made a sign to Maximilian to move forward. The Emperor advanced courageously, saying to the two generals, Vamos nos a la libertad!" The procession slowly ascended the street leading to the cemetery, behind the church, and by the road approaching the aqueduct. It soon came out upon the height overlook- ing the plain, and, seen from below, the appearance of the cortege was most impressive. The Emperor walked first, having the Abbe Fischer on his right, and the bishop on his left. Immediately behind came Miramon, supported on each side by Franciscans, and Mejia. between two priests belonging to the parish of Santa Cruz. When the procession reached the summit of the liill, Maxi- milian looked steadily for a moment at the rising sun then, taking out his watch, he pressed a spring which concealed a portrait, in miniature, of, the Empress Charlotte. lIe kissed it, and handing the chain to the Abbe Fischer, said, "Carry this touvenir to Europe to my dear wife, and if she be ever able to understand you, say that my eyes closed with the im- pression of her image, which I shall carry with me above The cortege had now reached the groat exterior wall of the cemetery, and the bells were slo wly tolling for a funeralknell; only those composing the escort were present, for the crowd had been debarred from ascending the hill. Three small benches, with the wooden crosses, were placed against the wall; and the three shooting parties, each having two non-commissioned officers as a reserve, for the coup de fffdee, approached within a few paces of the prisoners. The Emperor, at the noise made by the movement of the muskets, thought the soldiers were about to fire, and, rapidly turn ng to his two companions, he embraced them most affectionately. Miramon, surprised, very nearly sunk upon the seat, where he remained quite helpless and the Fran- ciscans raised him in their arms. Mejia returned the em- brace of Maximilian, whispering some broken words which were not overheard; he then folded his arms, and remaiued standing. The bishop, advancing, addressed the Emperor: Sire, give to Mexico, without any exception, the kiss of reconcilia- tion in my person; let your Majesty, in-this supreme moment, accord pardon to all" The Emperor was unable to conceal the emotion which agitated him; he allowed the bishop to embrace him; then, raising his voice, he said "Tell Lopez that I forgive him his treachery; tell all Mexico that 1 pardon its crime." His Majesty then pressed the hand of the Abbe Fischer, who, unable to utter a word, sank at the feet of the Emperor, bathing with tears his hands, which he kissed. Many pre- sent wept bitterly. Maximilian gently extricated his hands, and advancing a step, said, with a melancholy smile, to the officer commanding the executing party, "A la disposition de usted.' At that moment on a sign given by the officer, the muskets were levelled against the Emperor's breast; he murmured a few words in German, and the discharge enveloped the spec- tators in smoke. Miramon fell heavily to the ground; Mejia remained erect, and waved his arms about, but a ball through the head ended his agony. The Emperor fell back upon the cross, which sustained his corpse; the body was immediately raised and placed in the coffin, as were those of the two generals. All three were buried without delay in the cemetery, the bishop giving the absolution. General Corona subsequently summoned the prelate and demanded the surrender of the letters. The one addressed to the Archduchess Sophia v as not opened, as she, being the m-'thei of the Emperor, could not be supposed to receive any dangerous communication from her son. That to the Empress Charlotte was unsealed for weighty and justifiable political state reasons, and we have been allowed to take a copy of it. Its terms are these:— My dearly beloved Carlotta,—If God one day permits your recovery, and you read these lines, you will learn the cruelty of the ill-fortune which has unceasingly pursued me since your departure for Europe. You took with you all my chance and my soul. Why did I not listen to your counsel ? So many events, alas so many 'sudden blows, have broken all my hopes, that death is for me a happy deliverance, and not an agony. I fall gloriously. as a soldier-as a king, van- quished but not dishonoured. If your sufferings be too great-if God call you speedily to rejoin me, I will bless the Divine hand which has so heavily pressed upon us. Adieu, adieu! Your poor MAX." This letter was written in French.

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