done away with, and ministers of libe- dors and Stewarts did, under the names ral and enlightened views appointed, the of ship-money, and various other imcountry might still recover from the dis- posts. The constitution was as pure as orders and the dangers in which it had when he first commenced his reign. He been plunged.

was the patron of the arts and sciences : The worthy. baronet had proposed a he had established an academy for the day of Jollification ! [No, no! from Sir encouragement of the former. All hisW.Curtis.] Well, then, a day of feasting tory proved, that it was in the most and rejoicing ! He had not stated, how- prosperous times that the arts most ever, in what manner this joy was to be flourished; such reigns as Augustus Cæexpressed ! Was it by a general illumi- sar, Louis XIV. and George III. It was nation, and forcing people to go to the not only as the patron of the fine arts expence of lighting their houses, who that the King had distinguished himself; could not aford to pay their assessed be had equally encouraged astronomy, taxes. He had no objection to an ad- chemistry, and mathematics, and was dress of congratulation to his Majesty, himself allowed to be one of the best stuffed with as much loyalty as possible, theoretical farmers that ever existed. but only pointing out tnat we knew how Mr. Muwman urged, that there had to perceive the distinctiou between the been but two instances for 1000 years in beneficient intentions of bis Majesty, which a Monarch had reigned 50 years and the pernicious counsel of his advi- and that as there was a precedent for the sers. But if this loyalty must be ex- celebration of the 50th year of a Sove, pressed by swallowing turtle and venison, reigu's reign, it would be ipvidious to he thought gentlemen should dine toge- pass over the present occasion. ther at their own expence at the London Mr. Waithman. in reply, said, there Tavern, or some place of that sort. If was no individual, who did not wish to it were to be made a public thing, the misunderstand bim, who could suppose Lord Mayor, probably, would have great that he meant to reflect upon his Majespleasure in inviting the corporation to a ty’s conduct. The gentleman opposite feast at the mansion-house. [The Lord (Mr. Dixon) always connected his Mai Mayor shrugged his shoulders, and there jesty with his acts. He did consider the was a pretty general laugh. It actually present motion to be intended as a pube appeared to him, that the making a lic act to cover the disgraces of ministers. public thing of it in such a time as the A worthy member(Mr. Dixon) had said, present, was like insulting the miseries that if we had debts and taxes, we had and the feelings of the people. Mr, also a sinking fund of eight millions per Waithman concluded by suggesting an annum. Why, this of itself was an evil. amendment, which he, however, did Mr. Wạithman thought the worthy memnot press upon the court, of moving an ber was about to disclose a spring or a address of congratulation to his Majesty, mine, by which to pay the national debt, but at the saine time pointing out the and not these eight millions. We were mischiefs and dangers wbich had been taxed to the rate of seventy millions; brought upon this country by corrupt and what cousolation was it to be taxed and wicked advisers.

eight millions more to liquidate our Mr. Dixon said, the motion before debt? Had the people any choice in the court did not bear the construction their representatives? Any member of which the worthy member (Mr. Waith- the court, notwithstanding Mr. Curwen's man) had put upon it. The motion bill, could obtain a seat in parliament merely was, that the court would cele- for money. Parliament had, upon every brate the ensuing anniversary of his Ma- occasion, supported every measure of the jesty's accession; and so far from point- administration; and, if the whole couning out how this onght to be done, it try were to go up with addresses, they went on to refer it to a committee of could not effect restitution. If an idea all the aldermen and a commoner from were wished to be formed of the health each ward present, to consider of the of the state, Mr. Waithman directed the best means of doing it, and to report eyes of the people to the work-houses. these means the court.

The nation was florid in the face, but Mr. Jucks thought the mild and ami- sick at heart, or, as Mr. Hume ex able virtues of our Sovereign would ex- pressed it, its head was too big for its cite in the city some desire of testifying bodya He had known instances of great the love it bore him. He had never un- mercantile houses, who had been insole duly exerted his prerogative, as the Tu


vent for years, paying that money to go- Spain. A letter from a most respecm vernment which they owed to their cre- table officer, dated Lisbon, states, ditors. Men in trade must conceal their that they were six days without any losses, and put a good face

upon things ; kind of provision except the corn and chen we are told we must give up which they gathered in the fields, part to siive the whole. Was this no grievance? The worthy merber conclu- rubbed out, and boiled. In speakded, by asking how we could compli- ing of the battle of Talavera, he says, ment the Sovereign upon the security of that it was one of the most bloody the throne to bis family? Things might that ever was fought, while the Spa last his time, but who could insure longer? niards looked on quite unconcerned ; In what situation, too, were his Majes and that the men were employed three ty's relatives on the Continent? The worthy member saw much matter for con

days in burying their slain, and nearly dolence, but none for congratulation. half way up to their knees in blood!

Mr. Dornford Mr.Cook and Mr.Griffith The following dreadful accident supported the motion by a few words. lately happened at Inverness, Scot

Mr. Alderman Wood was not aware land. A great many persons from what was to be done. The motion went Dornoch, and other parts of Sutherto no specific object; and upon that principle he should have supported the land, who were on their way to at amendment had it been persisted in. tend the 'Tain Market, most impruwhen the court went up with a cringing dently crowded into the passage-boat address, they were well enough received; at the Meikle Ferry, to the number but when they carried such a one as they of from 100 to 120, being considerar did upon a late occasion, the mauner in bly beyond its burthen. Unfortu, nuost contemptuous. The worthy Alder nately, however, from an anxiety miati haid he rd, and he just now whis- to get across, an anxiety too' compered it in the ear of the hon. Baronet mon in such cases, they were insensin (Sir W. Curtis), that Mr. Perceval's re- ble to the imminent danger to which signation was tendered on Sunday last; they were about to expose themthe hon. baronet declared he did not selves; for they had scarcely proknow it; and therefore the worthy al- ceeded half way from the shore, derman gave him credit for bis present when, dreadful to relate, the boat inditference about party; it might lead him agreeably to chime in with whomso- sunk, and all on board perished exever should be minister.

cept five persons. "The misery and Mr. Alderman Goodbehere expressed distress in which this awful event his surprise to hear this called no politi- has involve hundreds of our fellowcal question. In his opinion it was most creatures, cannot be contemplated deeply so. However desirous they were without the most heart-rending sorto honour the King as a inan, they ought to take care not to lose all respect for the privileges of the people. He would

The Princess of Wales has accur put it seriously to any man, whether he mulated debts' to the amount of could sit down contented, with believing, 49,0001. and her husband has agreed that the succeeding reign would be filled to pay them. His royal highness up of the gloomy list of taxes, defeats, bas likewise promised a further anand loans of which this had been com- nual allowance. The first instalposed. It was a bad sympton to see mankind so blind to their situation as they another instalment to the same a

ment of 10,0001, has been paid, and now seemed.

Mr. Kemble was for the motion, mount will be paid in January.

The question was then loudly called At a late meeting, Mr. Adam infor, and the motions were put and care formed the creditors of the princess, ried unanimously

that the prince's treasurer had con

stantly every quarter paid the allowIt is inconceivable the privations ance of 12,000). a-year to the officer that our army has experienced in of her royal highness, and that this


allowance had never been an instant in chief, has bestowed the colonelcy in arrear from 1802 to the present of the 95th. regiment (consisting of time, and that the prince had always three battalions) upon himself; he paid this sum clear from the income was previously colonel of the Scotch tax, though. 12,0001. per annum was Greys, and governor of Chelsea Husdeducted from himself on that ac- pital!! count; that the prince had now in. The British Naty. There are at creased the princess's income to present in commission 801 ships of 17,0001. a year, to be paid quar- war, of which 161 are of the line, 28 terly, without deducting the income from 50 to 44 guns, 168 frigates, tax.

172 sloops of war, 9 bombs and fire Mr. Adam then stated, that the ships, 95 armed brigs, 14 cutters, princess was paid for personal ex- 154 armed schooners and luggers; pences at the exchequer 50001. a besides which there are repairing, year, making in all an income of building, and in ordinary ships, 22,000). and that it was upon this which make the total number 1057, increased income of 17,0001. a-year including 265 of the linc.. nett, that the Prince had devised the Mr. Samuel Dixon, a common security for the creditors in future, council-man of the city of London, having made it a condition that the famous for his professions of loyalty, Princess should appoint an officer to love of order, &c. was fined at the receive that income, who was en- Surry sessions, on Monday July 17, joined, in the settling the accounts, in the sum of 201. for assaulting and to follow the course prescribed by obstructing Mr. J. Lee, a constable, the act of parliament for regulating in the execution of his duty, in supthe expenditure of the Prince; that pressing a riot. a paper to this effect had been ac- A short time ago, Mr. Roscoe, of cordingly, signed by the Princess, so Liverpool, received an anonymous that the creditors had now only to letter, informing him that sis black observe the forms of the act of par- slaves had been thrown into prison liament, in order to assure their pay- by a Portuguese Captain, upon al

Mr. Adam assured the credi- jedged actions of debt; but in realitors, that the Prince had appropria- ty because he found that they were ted as large a sum as his situation free on their arrival in England, would admit to discharge the debts and he hoped by this expedient to of the Princess, and that the regu- detain them until his vessel should larity of the payments might be de- be ready to sail. Having verified pended upon. Nor was this all, for the fact, Mr. Roscoe sent a person as some of the creditors had expres- to bail all the actions. An order sed a dread, upon the possible cala- was accordingly issued for the dis. mity of being deprived of the Prince, charge of the prisoners, when it was his Royal Highness, though preclu- discovered that the Portuguese Capded by law from binding himself by tain had mustered about one hundeed or note, would render his pro- dred of his countrymen to seize the perty and rights, in case of such blacks by force on their exit from event, available to the same pur-, prison. Application was instantly pose. Mr. Adam finally observed, made to the magistrates, who took that the Prince assumed the whole the Captain into custody, bound debt of the Princess, amounting to him to his good behaviour, and re49,000l.; that 10,0001. had been stored the poor blacks to the enjoynow paid, and that in the first week ment of their newly-acquired liberty. in January the second instalment At Winchester assizes, a cause of would be ready.

asault and false imprisonment was Sir David Dundas, the commander tried, in which the celebrated Mr.



W. Cobbett, and Aslett and Dubber, proved to be the pocket-book, with constables, were the defendants, and all the notes and bills. The passenWilliam Burgess, a labouring man, ger on landing, mentioned this cirthe plaintiff

. The damages were laid cumstance, and, in less than an hour, at 1000l. It appeard that Jesse Bur- the officer was put in possession of it. gess, the brother of the plaintiff, a The pocket-book was in the occan boy of 16, had lived servant with from eleven o'clock at niglit, on FriCobbett, but had run away from his day, until the same hour on Sunday place. Cobbett employed Aslett and evening, and must have gone up and Dubber to search for him; and, ha- down with the several tides within that ving apprehended him at his mo- time-possibly from Cowes to Spitther's house, they were proceeding, head, and back again, with every tide. accompanied by the plaintiff and his The new theatre at Covent Garden parent, to Mr. Cobbett’s, when the was opened on Monday the 18th. boy effected his escape. On this the inst. but such was the indignation plaintiff and his mother returned of the public on account of the rise homewards, but were forcibly detain- in the prices of admission, and the ed by the constables, who, through- extravagant engagement made with out the business, acted entirely from Madame Catalini, who was to have the verbal instructions of Mr. Cob- had 40001, a year exclusive of two bett, whose counsel, Mr. Jekyl, call- benefits., that the utmost noise and ed no wittnesses; but made an able confusion reigned the whole evening, speech for the defendant, who had, and not a word was heard of the play he observed, been goaded by the in- or the entertainment. The same gratitude of the boy Jesse Burgess, scene of confusion continued for se to whom Mrs. Cobbett, only two ven nights successively, till at length days before he absconded, had given a proposal from Mr. Kemble of a him a 11. note to buy him cloaths; committee to examine the books of and at the conclusion of his defence, the managers and to report their said it was a combination to bring opinion, was acceded to, and on his the defendant's political character farther informing them that the cutinto disrepute.--After a consultation gagement with Madame Catalini was of about two minutes, the jury re- at an end, tranquility was restoreda turned a verdict of 101. damages. The house is to be shut up till the Much coarse language and swearing committee have made their report.was proved on the defendant in the The farce performed on one of these course of the evidence.

evenings will be a sufficient speciA young officer, quite a boy, was “ To the hisses, hootings, lately ordered to embark for India, howlings, roarings, &c. with the and received 951. by a bill, and 401. usual accompaniment of whistles in bank notes for his passage and and cat-calls, were added the sono pay. On the Friday evening, while rous breaks of bugle and coachmen's on the quarter gallery of the India- horns, the harmony of which was ocman, at St Helen's, he dropped his 'casionally improved by the clattering pocket-book over board, containing of sticks against the seats and ceilings these sums. This happened about of the boxes. Such, in a word, was eleven o'clock at night; he was in a the confused noise produced by this deplorable situation, without friends discordant concert, that you would nearer to him than Aberdeen. As the imagine the pit and basket to have mail-boat, from Portsmouth,was cros- been converted by some Circeau cup sing to Ryde, on the Sunday follow- into dens of lions, bears, and wolves, ing, a passenger saw something at a who roared and howled their indigdistance in the water, and persuar nation at the degrading metamorded the captain to go towards it; it. phosis."



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