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(From the Weekly Chronicle.) PRUSSIA.-THE PEOPLE, AND THE KING. If ever solemn promise were made by a King to his People, it was that made by the King of Prussia, to the People of Prussia, in 1815. If ever People were entitled to see a promise scru- pulously performed, it is the People of Prussia at this present day. It was the People, not the Government that struck the first blow against France in 1813. Prussia had no Army. Her fortresses were held in pledge by French garrisons. Her King was little better than a State prisoner: the ancient limits of her Monarchy were destroyed:—but the energy of her People re- paired all. For the first time, Europe saw that rising en masse of a whole Nation, against which no artificial organisation can cope. Lutzen and Bautzen, Leipsic and Waterloo, bespeak the claims of the Prussians as a People to that liberty which they knew so well, how to defend and King Frederick William, by the Ordonnance of May 22nd, 1815, acknowledged those claims, and promised that, upon the return of Peace, a common system of Representation should be formed for the whole country. This promise was given, it is true before the fate of Napoleon upon his return from Elba, was sealed, but if not carried out, to the letter, afterwards, it was so in spirit, for, as the Provincial States affirm in their recent Memorial to the King,—" to that Royal promise ever true, the never-to-be-forgotten Father, and Friend, of the People, began the work, but left its completion to his Royal Successor, in whom the dearest wishes of the Country are now con- centrated."—The personal character of the Sovereign inspired so much confidence,—the respect, and sym- pathy, with which the people looked back to his sufferings,after the campaign of Jena, were so great, —that they were satisfied to see their political regeneration begun by him, and begun in the right way, by the introduction of a system of truly National Education, and the removal of those local barriers, which had originally subdivided Prussia into a dozen petty states—without insisting upon more. But no man, who knew the Country was ignorant of the fact that this submissive acquiescence in the wishes of Frederick William, could not last. It was a purely personal feeling, which neither has been, nor could be, transferred to his successor, notwithstanding the popularity acquired by the wisdom and mildness of his first acts, upon succeeding to the Crown. The present King and his People, have not fought, suffered, or triumphed together and, unhappily, his Aristo- cratic leanings,—his prejudices,—and his friends, have generated suspicions, as to his future course, which, when coupled with his present reply to the Memorial of the States, promise but little for the tranquillity of his Reign. The King has taken the unusual step of publishing a Proclamation, in order to dispel any erroneous impression that, by the resolution of the States, or by the recognition, which He gave orally to the expres- sion of their intentions, He had promised to give his consent to the proposal contained in their Memoran- dum for any developement of the Provincial Repre- sentation in the sense of the Ordonnance of 22nd May, 1815." That is to say, in plain English, that His Majesty, though perfectly aware of the engage- ments entered into by his Father, has not the slight- est intention of fulfilling them; and that the People, after waiting patiently forjtwenty-five years, for their promised Charter, must wait as many more, unless they find means to enforce a pledge, which will never be voluntarily redeemed. This is a great mistake, politically, as well as morally. It is absurd to suppose that Prussia, the most powerful State in Germany, and one of the best informed, will see all the minor States around it in the enjoyment of Constitutional rights, and submit to be debarred of them while it has the Ordonnance of 1815 to appeal to —and the power of resistance on the part of the Crown will be diminished in exact