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POLITICAL SUMMARY. NORTHERN WAR.-Bic the Hamburgh Pa- pers of the 13th, it appears that a Russian Army, IlIIdcrBarclay de Tolli, was at Pozen on the 3d inst, proceeding to join the Allied Army on the Elbe. The retreat of the Allies would have been, of course, communicated 10 the Russian General, and so accelerated bis movements as to bring him in co-operation with the main Army in a few days. Such re- inforcement must be of the most important consequences. The Russian account of the murderous bailie" of Lutzen, exhibits sin- gular bravery and determination onholll sides, and an immense slaughter. Whatever may have been the motives upon which !Iii! Allies adopted the measure of retreat, there can be little doubt of their having maintained the field of battle at Ihe conclusion of the 2d of May. We cannot now look more deeply at the subject. The account of the battle, cir- culated by the Allies, among other things, alleges, thai the chief object ot Wittgenstei.t's attack on the 2d of May, was to involve the best troops of the French in the battle, and to diminish their-number effectually, perhaps by defeat, but to a great extent by the conflict, and this advantage, it is slated, has been ac- complished, the French having lost 15,000 of those troops, who sustained the brunt of the contest. The part which Austria will take in the war is yet equivocal. Hopes exist that she will join the Allies but nothing beyond conjecture can he ventured as to her policy. The French were driven with considerable loss from the sinall Island in the Elbe, within a short distance of Hamburgh, which they had occupied, and from which they intended to have attacked the city. There is an official account of the transaction to this effect. Thf Danish troops, it appears, co-operated in the defence of Hamburgh, for what objects, ulli, mately, it is not easy to ascertain. Sweden has avowed her designs upon Norway, ghe ofrer s, in justification of her intention, the physical connection of Norway wilh the Swe- dish territory, and sets up a right, or at least it is set up for her, in a Stockholm Paper, upon very untenable grounds, while she may alledge a legitiiiiate calise of war, in the adhe- rence of Denmark to French policy, and her opposition to the objects of the A lited Powers. ROMAN CATHOLIC BILL —After the pream- ble, it proceeds to enact: That persons pro- fessing the Roman Catholic religion may sit and vote in either House of Parliament, beirg in other respects duly qualified thereto, by the oath prescribed, and shall be enabled, by the same qualification, to vote at elections of Members of Parliament, without taking the oaths of Allegiance, Abjuration, or Supre- macy and be further capable of holding civii and military offices, without taking the oaths- against Transubstantiation and against the III vocation of Sa in Is, or the formula. or other oath or oaths now by law required, with tlio exception of the offices of Lord Chancellor, Lord Keeper, or Lord Commissioner of the. Great Seal, or Lord Lieutenant, or Lord De" puly or Chief Governor of Ireland. Roman Catholics are rendered admissible into corporations, and into offices andvplaces of trust, in corporate institutions, on taking the oath prescribed by the Act, instead of the oath of Allegiance, Abjuration and Supremacy, and the declaration against Transu bstantiation. and the Invocation of Saints, and the formula now required by Law—it being provided at the same time, that nothing in the Act shall repeal the Statute of Uniformity.

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