IN January, Napoleon addressed a remarkable letter, with his own hand, to George III., professing the most ardent desire for peace. It began: "Monsieur mon Frére; Called to the throne of France by providence, and by the suffrages of the senate, the people, and the army, my first sentiment is a wish for peace. France and England abuse their prosperity. They may contend for ages but do their governments well fulfil the most sacred of their duties, and will not so much blood, shed uselessly, and without a view to any end, condemn them in their own consciences? I consider it no disgrace to make the first step. I have, I hope, sufficiently proved to the world that I fear none of the chances of war; it, besides, presents nothing that I need to fear: peace is the wish of my heart, but war has never been inconsistent with my glory. I conjure your Majesty not to deny yourself the happiness of giving peace to the world, nor to leave that sweet satisfaction to your children: for certainly there never was a more fortunate opportunity, nor a moment more favourable, to silence all the passions, and listen only to the sentiments of humanity and reason. This moment once lost, what end can be assigned to a war which all my efforts will not be able to terminate? Your Majesty has gained more within ten years, both in territory and riches, than the whole extent of Europe. Your nation is at the highest point of prosperity; what can it hope from war? --To form a coalition with some powers of the continent? -- The continent will remain tranquil; a coalition can only increase the preponderance and continental greatness of France. To renew intestine troubles? -- The times are no longer the same. To destroy our finances? -- Finances founded on a flourishing agriculture can never be destroyed," etc.