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a sad libeller, and particularly of our because he is one of the ministry, as bearmy, besides being a most atrocious vio- cause he is well known to have been, of lator of property, and especially that of all mankind, the man after the late Pitt's "princes.” What think you, dolt, of an own heart; the man, of all others, the ejectment against him for Hanover and nearest resembling him in talents as well Mecklenberg Strelitz and the Duchy of as in disposition ; and, the only man on Brunswick? Is there no action, whether earth, perhaps, whom he could have found of trover, or of detainer, or of any other to execute his commands in Ireland.queer name that would lie against him? | In making this display, it will not be suf. Do, try if you can find out some way of ficient merely to state the sum that each coming at him. Of assault and battery person annually receives. We must also you would have no “ difficulty in convicto see how long they have been in the reing the fellow, and, in that way, you ceipt of it; whence will naturally proceed would come at him in the king's name, a calculation of the total amount received, and might have a whole rookery of silk including, of course, the compound integowns arrayed against him. All
have rest thereon; because, it is clear, that if to do is to catch him. That, indeed, may a man has been in the receipt of a thoube “ difficult;” but, until you can do sand a year, out of the taxes, during the that, you may as well hold your stupid space of twenty-eight years, he has, in tongue, and not pester the public with fact, received fifty-six thousand pounds dirty pamphlets, about libels, “ inscribed froin the public, or, which is the same to Frederick, Duke of York and Albany." thing, taken from the public that, which
“ Loralty.” -I mean not vulgar if left in its hands, would, at common inloyalty, but loyalty in the modern sense terest, have been worth fitiy-six thousand of that word, as it is understood and passes pounds.-Having made this preliminary current at Whitehall and in the neighbour- remark, I shall now proceed to my statehood; and of which loyalty I shall, under ment, numbering the offices, as I go, for the indulgence of the reader, give some the sake of brevity in the case of reference. very striking instances. At one time in 1. LORD CASTLEREAGH.
Secretary of my life, when, indeed, I was at too great State, £.6,000 a year. a distance from my country to be able to 2. BRIGADIER GEN. STUART, (brother of know much of what was passing in it, I Lord Castlereagh) Under Secretary was dreadfully alarmed for the safety of
of State, £.2,000 a year. the throne. I heard of nothing but meet 3. Same person.--Gen. upon the Staff; ings of Corresponding Societies, United upony our famous Staff, £.1,500 a Irishmen, and Jacobins. Little did I ima year. gine, that the loyal were so numerous as 4. Same person. – Lieut. Cji. of a regiI have, since my return, found them to ment of dragoons, £.500 a year. be; nor, indeed, was it till very lately 5. Lord Henry Moore (a first cousin that lobtained a complete and authentic of Lord Castlereagh) joint mosterreturn of their munbers : I mean, the Lists master gen. in Ireland, a patent otplace-men, pensioners and reversionaries, place, £2,100 a year. contained in the Report, laid before the 6. MR. JOHN ORMSBY VANDELEUR (a House of Commons, by the Finance Com
first cousin of Ld. Castlereagb) Committee, in the month of June last. Complete, missioner of the excise in Ireland, indeed, th's return is not ; but, defective
£.1,200 a year. as it is, it is quite populous enough to re 7. Messrs. JOHN STAPLES and THOMAS mere, from the mind of any reasonable STAPLES (first cousins of Ld. Castlemian, all fears as to a want of loyalty in reagh) Examinators of the customs these United Kingdoms. There are in Ireland, £.918 a year. many individuals, and many whole fami 8. LORD HENRY SEYMOUR (uncles of lies, to whose distinguished loyalty it
Ld. Castle.' would well become me to attempt to do LORD Rost. SEYMOUR rea: b) Projustice; and, as opportunities offer, I may, thonotary in the Court of king's Periaps, towards many of them, be able bench in Ireland, £.12,511 a year. to perform this very pleasing and not un 9. Same persons.-Clerk of the crown ·
At present I shall confine in the King's bench in Ireland, myself to the displaying of the proofs of
£.427 a year. this most estimable quality in the Viscount 10. Same persons.
Filazers in the LASTLERE AGH and some of his relations ; King's bench in Ireland, £.1,105 and, I select this nobleman, not so much a year.
11. LORD Robert SEYMOUR (uncle of minded dogs, do ccase your grubling, Ld. Cawlereagh) Craner and Whar- and come forth with voluntary sacrifices
, finger of the Port of Dublin, £.1,930 at this hour of peril 1, sometime ago, a year.
produced striking proofs of loyalty in the 12. LORD George SEYMOUR (uncle of person and family of Mr. Garnier, who, as Lord Castlereagh) Commissioner of Apothecary General and Officer upon
the Excise in England, £1,500 a year. Stall, residing, all the while quietly at 13. Same person.—Harbour Master of Wickham, condescended to receive from
the Port of Christiansted, in the the public, and, in part, of course, from island of Saint Croix, about £.1,000 the nasty, dirty, sweaty, smeary, harda year.
fisted and hard-favoured « Jacobins and 14. Same person.—Harbour Master of Levellers," the sum of thirteen thousand
the Port of Fredericksted, in Saint a year and upwards ; but, the loyalty of
Crois; about £1,100 a year. this gentleman and his family is nothing, 15. Same person.-Naval Officer of the when compared with that of those above
Port of Christiansted, in St. Croix; named. Here we see noble Lords, who, about £.900 a year.
rather than his Majesty's business should 16. Same person.-Naval Officer of the go unperformed, will mg to become, Mus
Port of Fredericksted, in St. Croix; ter-Masters, Prothonatories, Clerks, Filaabout £.1,000 a year.
zers, Excisemen, and Wharfingers; and, 17. Lord GEORGE SEYMOUR, The
Lord George Seymour, not satisfied with and his son
what he can do in his life-time, has, we G.H. SEYMOUR, 11 years old )sion of see, entailed this task of loyalty upon his the office of Craner and Wharfinger son, though, at present
child of orly of the Port of Dublin, valued at eleven years old. Nay, so anxious is this £.1,930 a year, and now held, as nobleman to assist His Sovereign, in car
just stated, by Ld. Robt. Seymour. rying on the affairs of government, that he The total annual amount, paid by the has not confined his loyal exertions to public to these several persons, is £.36,691; England and Ireland; but has procured and, Nos. 8, 9, 10 and 11, having been himself, through Lord Castlereagh (into held since 1766, the total sum, which, whose patronage these offices came) to he through those channels only, has been appointed Naval Officer and Harbour Masdrawn from the public, including the com ter, in the ports of our newly-conquered pound interest, is, if my calculation be Island of Santa Croix, where, as appears corre ct, £.2,100,056. 'I wo millions, one by the Gazette of that place, he was forhundred and sixty thousand, and fifty-six mally appointed in the month of June pounds. No. 12, has been held for many last, by « His Excellency General Haryears past; as long, perhaps, as the others; court;" though, from mere modesty, I but certainly for about eight years past, suppose, the appointment was never anas will be seen by referring to a list of nounced in the Gazette at home. There places, in the second Volume of the Politi are some circumstances belonging to this cal Register; and, without including in appointment, that are worthy of particular the calculation, the several sums of money, notice. The island of Santa Croix, it is which Lord Castlereagh has received, in well known, was taken, about a year ago; the shape of salary, under the administra- by Sir Alexander Cochrane and General tions of the late Pitt, Lord Sidmouth, and Bowyer, who, jointly, according to the the present; without including in the calcu- usual custom in such cases, made appointlation, these sums, amounting to an are ments of Harbour Masters and Naval Offirage of about £.5,000 a year, for the last They bestowed the four offices sixteen or eighteen years ; passing over upon three persons, in the following manthe interest and even principal of this Captain Thomas Cochrane, of the large item; the total amount, drawn from Navy, son of the Admiral, was appointed the public by the above persons, does not Harbour Master of the two ports; Captain fall much, if any, short of £.3,000,000. Piekmore, of the Navy, was made Naval Three millions of the public money, drawn Officer of the port of Fredericksted; and from the public, during the last 30 or 10 Brig. Gen. Ramsay, Naval Officer of the years, by six or seven persons — There's port of Christiansted. All these appointloyalty for you! “ Jacobins and Levellers" ments were set aside by Lord Castjereagh, blush for: shame! “ Jack Cades,” hide and the four officers united in the person your beads Cease your grumbling, you of his uncle, Lord George Seymour, who witu wùs febellious ruffians, you bloody- I was before, as we have seen, and had
been for many years, a Commissioner of discover the slightest symptoms of ingrathe Excise in England; and, if my infor- titude. ---Admiral, Sir Alexander Cochmation be correct, this noble Harbour rane, after a life of service, after being, Master has demanded, from the persons like his gallant nephew, Lord Cochrane, who held these offices from the time of actually afloat one half of the time since the capture to the date of his appointment he came into the world, and after many in the island, the amount of the fees, re-hard fought battles, has a large family Coved by them, or in their behalf, from with a very scanty purse; and, surely, the inte of his commission in England. this trifling temporary provision for his Look at this, you cursed « Jacobins and son might have been left to his enjoyment. Levellers, and continue in your disloyal ----The only pension ; the only gratuity ways if you can With respect to the from the public, to the family of Cochpropriety of making sinecures of such offi- rane, as far as I have been able to discover, ces, I have no hesitation to say, that the or to hear of, is a pension of £. 200 a year practice is wrong. But, such having been to the Lady of Sir Alexander Cochrane, the practice; and the Commanders by which pension was formerly enjoyed by sea and land having uniformly appointed the Countess dowager of Dundonald, who, officers of the navy and army, to be Ilar- out of twelve sons, had seven in the navy bour Masters and Naval Oificers in the and army. There are of this family, at conquered ports, the commanders, upon this time, seven persons in the country's the occasion now referred to, cannot be service: namely, Sir Alexander Cochblamed for what they did. At Martinico, rane, commander in chief on the WestSir Charles Grey appointed his son, Capt. India station ; Lord Cochrane, in the Grey, to be Harbour Master ; at Surinam, Mediterranean ; Capt. Archibald CochLord Hugh Seymour appointed his son to rane, of the Fox frigate, in the East-Inthe same situation ; Sir Samuel Hood, up- dies; Capt. Thomas Cochrane of the Jason on the reduction of Surinam, this war, ap- frigate, in the West Indies; Capt. Nathapointed Capt. Maxwell, of the Centaur,niel Cochrane of the Alexandria frigate, in who still holds the post; and upon the the North seas; Lieut. Colonel Cochrane Capture of Curaçoa, Capt. Wood, of the of the 36th regiment of foot; and Capt. Latona, was appointed Harbour Master. William Cochrane of the 15th Regt. of draNone of these appointments were set aside. goons, now in Spain. Where the SeyAll were confirmed. These posts of pro- mours, the Moores, the Staples, and the fit appear to have been considered as a Vundeleurs are ; where they are existing; perquisite of the Navy and Army, particu- what actual service they are upon, I must larly the former, in the gift of the captur- leave the reader to find out; but, I am ing commanders. The three officers, afraid, the remainder of our lives will pass amongst whom this perquisite was divided away before we shall hear as much of upon the occasion referred to, are, by the them, as we heard of Lord Cochrane alone basy and army, well known to be very in the Gazette of the other day:-Surely, meritorious men. They were, at any when all this was considered; when the rate, men engaged in actual and very pe- long and arduous services of this fanıily rilous service, if we think only of the na were taken into view ; when the family, ture of the climate, under which they and the pecuniary circumstances of Sir were compelled, and are still compelled, Alexander Cochrane were thought of, Lord to remain. Lord George Seymour was Castlereagh might have spared to Captain not in the West Indies. He had run no Cochrane a few thousand pounds of fees, risks from cannon balls or from yellow as Harbour-Master, in an island, recently fever. He had, all his life long, been reduced by his father. If to no one else, safe at home, and, for a considerable part this little forbearance might, one would of that life, a Commissioner of Excise, with think, have been thought due, to Lord a salary of £. 1,500 a year. He had had | Cochrane, in behalf of so near a relation. no buffetings of the seas to endure. His To Lord Cochrane, who has grown up to life had not been a life of suffering and manhood amidst battles and sirges; whose of toil in that service, in that arduous whole life, body and mind, has been deservice, in that navy, upon the fideli- voted to the service of the country; and ty, skill, valour, and zeal of the offi- who, while, from his modest demeanour,
he cers of which the safety of this kingdom excites envy in no man, is the boast even does now almost solely depend, and to- of that glorious service, barely to be enwards which officers, therefore, policy as rolled in which is no mean distinction. If well as justice, imperatively forbid us to there had been only this consideration,
the trifling thing of Harbour-Master might, the Council of the Masta is composed of surely, have been left where the Admiral the great proprietors in cattle.] the Proand General had placed it. But, Lord curators; the Alguazil-Majors; the SufGeorge Seymour wanted more; wanted fragan Bishops; the Vicars; the Body of more of good service; wanted fresh and the Curates and beneficed Clergy; the additional opportunities of demonstrating beads of the different Commonalties; the the feelings of his loyal heart; and, the body of the Nobility; the deputies of the appointments were set aside by the autho-five principal Corporations; and all ne rity of his nephew; whose mandates were deputations representing the 64 divisions conveyed, too, through the channel of of the city of Madrid. --The Curregidor “ His Excellency” General Harcourt, a pu rose to address the meeting, and informed pil of the Wellesley school, and since, as them, that he had had the honour of being the people of that place well know, a can admitted to present the homage of his redidate for Lincoln. This title of Excellency spect to his imperial and royal Majesty, to a Lieutenant Governor is new in the and to lay at the foot of his throne the I!’est Indies, which now, it seems, are, in tribute of gratitude of the inhabitants of this respect, as well as in all others, to Madrid for the kindness and clemency 'bend to the predominance of the East. which his Majesty bad shewn towards that Reader, what is your opinion, as to the city.-The Corregidor expressed to his influence of these things upon the fate of imperial and royal Majesty the happiness the country! Ilow do you think, that which his presence shed over the city, such a distribution of the favours of the and the desire with which all the inhabicrown, and of the money of the people, is tants were animated to deserve and to juslikely fivally to operaie with respect to tify such a peculiar mark of favour.--defence against a mighty conqueror, who The Corregicior observed, that his impeis, and who naturally must be, an- impla- rial and royal Majesty hd condescended cable foe? What do you think must be to converse with him in the most benevothe feelings of those, who, after having, lent manner, and added, that the object of under a pestilential cliniate, fought and this meeting was to acquaint the Deputies subdued, see the fair fruits of their toils of the city of Madrid with the beneficent and dangers bestowed upon those, who intentions of his Majesty. Accordingly have remained at home in security and he had to repeat to them in the same ease? Who see, that which might have terms he had heard them, the sentiments diminished their wants, carried to augment of his Majesty, and the favourable dispothe luxuries of others? The answer to these sitions he entertained towards the whole questions I leave to your sense of justice of Spain ; adding, that the fate of Madrid and of policy.
would depend upon its own conduct. That Botley, 19th January, 1809.
that would be a happy and prosperous one,
if the inhabitants adhered iaithfully to OFFICIAL PAPERS.
the constitution, and acknowledged with SPANISH REVOLUTION.-Proclamation by sincerity, for their legitimate king, Don
Buonaparte. (Concluded from p.61.) Joseph Napoleon I. ; but that, on he other But should all my efforts prove fruitless, hand, Spain should be reduced to a proand should you not merit my confidence, vince of France.--Here, the Corregidor, nothing will remain for me but to treat you drew a faithful picture of the good nature as conquered provinces, and to place my of king Joseph, who had employed his best · brother upon another throne. I shall then offices and entreaties for the conservation place the crown of Spain upou my own of that capital, as well as of the neighhead, and cause it to be respected by the bouring cities, and who treated them with, guilty; for God has given me power and the tenderness of a generous father. inclination to surmount all obstacles. The Corregidor impressed upon the minds Given at our Imperial Camp at Madrid, of all the deputies, that the presence of Dec. 8, 1808.—(Signed) NAPOLEON.- the King in his capital, should be conH. B. MARET.
sidered as the greatest advantage that Municipal Sitting.–Madrid, Dec. 9, 1808. could be wished for.— Accordingly, the
This day at 11 o'clock in the morning, Deputies deeply penetrated with the same the hour appointed for the opening of the sentiments, and anxious to contribute their Sitting, the following persons assembled : best endeavours for the happiness of the The Corregidor ; the Regidors; the Al- inhabitants of Madrid, determined humcades; the deputies of the Third Estate ; bly to implore his imperial and royal the heads of the Assembly of the Masta; Majesty to indulge the capital with the
presence of the King, that city, and even them oblivion of the crimes which they all Spain, being convinced of the signal have committed against us, our nation, advantages which must be derived from and the King, our brother :
-Wishing at the wisdom of his government.--The the same time to mark those, who, after Deputies insisted, that a fresh tribute of having sworn fidelity to the King, have thanks should be presented to his impe- violated their oath : who, after having acrial and royal Majesty, for the kindness cepted places, have made use of the auwith which he had treated that city, which thority confided to them, only to betray his triumphant arms had conquered, and the interests of their Sovereign; and who, for the generous pardon of what had hap- instead of employing their influence to enpened during the absence of king Joseph. lighten the citizens, have only made use --His imperial and royal Majesty is of it to mislead them :-Wishing, in tine, also to be implored to extend pardon to that the punishment of great culprits, those whom tear had induced to desert should serve as an example for posterity, the city, as well as to all the peasants to all those who, placed by Providence at who had taken up arms.-His imperial the head of nations, instead of directing and royal Majesty is also finally to be the people with wisdom and prudence, implored, that he will be pleased to order pervert them, involve them in the disorder his troops to respect property, the holy of popular agitations, and precipitate them temples, the religious institutions ; in a into the miseries of war:-We have deword, the property of every class.- creed and decree as follows :-Art. 1. This humble supplication is to be laid be- The dukes of Infantado, of Hijar, of Mefore his iinperial and royal Majesty, and is dina Celi, of Ossuma, the marquis of Santo be presented to him by a deputation ta Cruz, the counts of Ferran-Nunez and taken from among the representatives of Altamira, the prince of Castel-Franco, the the city of Madrid.--It was resolved, in the sieur Piere Cevallos, ex-minister of state, same sitting, that a tribute of the most and the bishop of Santander, are declared lively gratitude should be presented to the enemies of France and Spain, and traitors king Joseph Napoleon, whose happy in to the two crowns. As such they shall tercession with his august brother, the em be seized and carried before a military peror of the French, saved the city of commission. Their property moveable Diadrid.—His royal Majesty shall be num- and immoveable, shall be confiscated in bly supplicated to grant the favour of his Spain, in France, in Italy, in Naples, in presence to the city of Madrid, that under the Papal States, in the kingdom of Hola. his
Just and beneficent government, good | land, and in all the countries occupied by order, justice, and tranquillity, may be re- the French army, to pay the stored within its walls. His royal Ma- the war.—2. All sales and dispositions, jesty shall be implored to employ his royal whether with the living, whether testagond oflices with his imperial brother, that mentary, made by them or their attornies, pardon may be obtained to the absent, and subsequent to the date of the present deto those inhabitants, who had taken up arins. cree, are declared null and of no value.-The present proces-verbal shall be pre- 3. We grant, in our name, and in the sented to his imperial and royal Majesty. name of our brother the king of Spain, ge[Here follows several thousand signatures.] neral pardon and full and entire amnesty -On the 11th a similar meeting was held, to all Spaniards who, in one month after for the deputies of the inhabitants of the our entrance into Madrid, shall have laid parishes, and who acceded to a similar down their arms and renounced all almeasure, which was likewise accompanied | liance, adherence, and communication with a vast number of signatures.
with England; shall rallý round the con
stitution and throne, and shall return to Imperial Decrees relative to Spain. order, so necessary to the repose of the In our imperial camp, at Burgos, Nov. great family of the continent.--4. Are not 12, 1808.-Napoleon, emperor of the excepted from the said pardon and amFrench, king of Italy, and protector of nesty, neither the members of central and the Confederation of the Rhine.-Consi- | insurrectional Juntas, nor the generals dering that the troubles of Spain have been and officers who have borne arms, proviprincipally the effect of the plots formed ded that both the one and the other conby several individuals, and that the greater form to the dispositions established by the part of those who have been engaged in preceding article.-(Signed) Napoleon. them, have been misled or deceived : In our imperial camp of Madrid, Dec. Wishing to pardon the latter, and to grant 4, 1808.- Napoleon, emperor of the