20 SEPTEMBER 1834, Page 11


" Louis Philip was never so unpopular as he is now ; and unless there be a change soon on his part, you may expect a very serious one on the part of the people. You are not, however, to expect any commotion, such as the affair got up by the Police on the 13th of April, or the explosion at Lyons. The blow will be almost a silent one in the first instance, but it will be fatal to the enemies of constitutional freedom. In every part of France a determined call for Parliamentary Reform is organizing. Should Louis Philip, like the Duke of Wellington, refuse to listen to and comply with this reasonable summons, be assured that every Department will.convoke its National Guards and leave to them the choice of Deputies to a sort of National Convention. This is the plan ; it is no secret, and every thing seems to promise at present that the King will be wise, and prevent by timely concession the neces- sity of adopting it. All that the French as a people (I do not speak of the few who call themselves Republicans) want, is an extension of the elective franchise, without which the Revolution of July is without fruit."