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persons who filled very exalted stations, and acted their parts as well as
most people.—"Set a beggar on horseback and he'll ride to the Devil.”
--Mr. Fuller, " Those who don't like England, damn 'em, let 'em leave
it.”—The Military Club.-Debate of the 20th of March.---The Duke re-

signs.—Mr. Bragge’s Motion.—Lord Althorpe’s excellent Amendment.--

Mr. Whitbread thinks that “ great allowances ought to be made for the

failings of princes.” This Doctrine examined. Thanks to Mr. Wardle 417

Subscription for Miss Taylor

457

Duke of York.–The Rev. Mr. Glasse.—General Clavering's Case. —Excellent

disposition which has been called forth by the late Disclosures.--Extract

from the Oxford Paper.—Necessity of a timely Reform - Family Plate

of the Duke de Berri.--My satisfaction at seeing the name of sir H. Mild-

may in the List of the 125 who voted with Mr. Wardle.-Westminster

Meeting.-Mr. Adam's Son

481

REFORM.—Mr. Perceval and poor Hamlin the Tinman. L" Public Justice.”.

The Rev. Mr. Beazeley.-London Common Hall.-Mr. Waithman and

the Rev. Dawson Warren

513

Spain and Sweden

524

Austria

531

American States

532

Mr. Lyttleton's Speech

535

Hampshire Meeting - The Requisition

5.15
Letter to the People of Hampshire, on the approaching Meeting for the purpose
of thanking Mr. Wardle

547

Spain

551

Mr. Wardle and the Whig Club -

556

Mrs. Clarke's Book

557

Case oe Lord CASTLEREAGH.--Evidence of Mr. Reding, Lord Clancarty, and
Lord Castlereagh.—Examinati thereof

577
Trading Anti-Jacobins.-Mr. John Bowles the tradesman who has obtained the

greatest celebrity-The Political Packwood of the day.-Mr. Green,
Mr. Redhead Yorke, and the Rev. Messrs. Nares, and Beloe.-John Bowles
begins his Manufactory with a Pamphlet against Tom Paine; and is
male by Pitt a Commissioner of Bankrupts.-Establishment of the Week-
ly Anti-Jacobin Newspaper.—Messrs. Canning, Frere, and Ellis.—Mr.
William Gifford.—John Bowles inundates the town with his Anti-Jaco-
bin Pamphlets-And publishes the Moral and Political State of Society,
at the end of every year.—John is made a Dutch Commissioner.-Report
of the House of Commons respecting the said Commission.- John, and his
brother Commissioners, handle the Public Property to the amount of
nearly three Millions Sterling.--Take into their pockets a Commission of
5 per cent. upon the Gross Proceeds of their Sales.--Place the Public
Money at their own Bankers, and discount private 'Bills with it.--Their
total of Profits 133,1981. rbat is 26,6397. to each Anti-Jacobin. There's
Loyalty for you!--Extract from the Times Newspaper, in which Paper

John used to puff off bis Loyalty. “Oh, John Bowles! John Bowles !") 001

Lord Folkestone's Motion for a Committee to inquire into the Corrupt Disposat

of Offices in the State, &c.

611

Hampshire Meeting for the purpose of thanking Mr. Wardle

641, 681

Letter I. to the Independent People of llampshire.—Lord Castlereagh and Philip

Hamlin

673

Parliamentary Reform.-Resolutions passed at the Crown and Anchor, May 1,

1,

1809

685

Mr. White's Petition

092

Austria.

705

Mr. Madocks's Motion relative to the Disposal of a Seat in the House of Com-

709

Jir. Curweu's Reform Bill

721

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Mr. H. Martin's Motion respecting Places and Pensions

7231

Mr. Madocks's Motion-Report of the Debate in the House of Commons, on the

11th of May, 1809, upon the Charge made by Mr. Madocks against Mr.

Perceval and Lord Castlereagh, relative to the selling of a Scat in Par-

liament.—List of the Minority

737

Letter II. to the Independent People of Hampshire-Parliamentary Reformi :

Introductory Aldress

773

Wiltshire Meeting

Mr. Palmer's Claim

784

Letter III. to the Independent People of Hampshire-Parliamentary Reform :

Whether the present State of the Representation be consonant with the

Principles of that Constitution, which has so long been the boast of Eng-

lishmen?

801

« Elements of Reform

814

Mr. Curwen's Reform Bill

835

Austria, Spain, and Portugal

843

Another Decision in the House of Commons: Sir John Newport's Motion respect-

ing Mr. Beauchamp Hill

849

American States

850

The Court Martial

851

Parliamentary Reform-Speech of the Right Hon. the Speaker of the House of

Commons, June 1, 1809

865

Letter IV. to the Independent People of Hampshire-Parliamentary Reform :

What sort of Reform ought to be made ?

872

Lord Gambier

88+

Austria, Spain and Portugal

885

The Court Martial

886

Letter to the Independent People of Hampshire-The Court MARTIAL

897

Parliamentary Reform

919

Austria

920

Sweden

921

Mr. Wardle's Pledge

922

American States

924

Spain

927

Parliamentary Reform-Speech of Sir Francis Burdett in the House of Commons,

June 15, 1809, on a Reform of that House-List of the Minority

961

Mr. Wardle's Pledge

981

Essex Meeting

989

The Public Robbers

990

Spanish Sheep

990

Local Militia and German Legion

993

King's Speech at the Prorogation-Not one word in it respecting the affairs of the

Duke of York, Lord Castlereagh, H. Wellesley, the Tinman's Prosecutor,

and the Irish Exciseman.-A whole Paragraph in the Speech devoted to

the Provision which has been made for the poorer Clergy-Let the List of

Non-residents be laid before the Public-Let the Benefices be filled up

and there will be no poor Clergy–What will the Provision do ? — It appears

to be a new scheme for augmenting the ministry's patronage-Let the

stall-fed priest, the double-pursed pluralist, remember that the poorer

Clergy are his brethren-Let him be modest when he appears before us,

who have to maintain his kindred-Parson Poulter, Dr. O'Meara, Dr.

Locke, the Rev. Mr. Lloyd, the Rev. Mr. Beazeley, and the Crazy

Parson, Williams-Talk no more of the tricks and the various base arts

of the Methodistical or other Sectarian PriestsThere has been scarcely

a clergyman in all Hampshire, wbo has not done his utmost to give coun-

tenance to all that the people have been condemning-Let us ascertain

whose clutches this money has got into-Let us see what sort of men the.

“poorer Clergy” are.-'The King advises the Members of Parliament to

carry with them, into their respective Counties, a disposition to incul-

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cate a spirit of attachment to the established Laws and happy Constitu-
tion—What the Members will remind us of when they call us together

- The Duke of York-Dr. O'Meara and his Celestial Unction—The
Duke acquitted—The War-whoop about a Jacobin Conspiracy-The
Threat of Infamy-The Shop for the Sale of Offices under Government
-Lord Castlereagh Mr. Madocks's Motion-Peter Hamlin-Mr. Cur-
wen's Reform Bill.-The Speech talks of the Buonapartés atrocious
and unparalleled act of Violence towards the Spanish Nation-I never can
allow it to be unparalleledOur spite against the Buonapartés is so great,
that we forget the misconduct of every body else:— The Deliverance of
Europe-The Expedition—"Formidable Insurrections against Buonaparte”
-And against the Emperor Alexander-Would the destruction of Buo-
naparté be an unequivocal good ? My conviction is that it would not. If
the people of this country enjoy their rights, Buonaparté never can invade
us with success—But on we shall go in the old way-The War, with
our Government, has long been a War of Passion. Reason and Policy
have no longer any thing to do with it. . It is a War against Napoleon's
Persou

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TABLE of the Number of CHRISTENINGS and BURIALS within the Bills of Mortality,

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Males Females December 953 905 502 2581 381 74100 150 182) 15611:38 109 40 6 903

897 January

759
788 432 14465 37 83 951 1451 117112 sol 36 2 693

674 February 727 702 411 1931 67 38 99 13 150 1461132100 41 3 790 728 March

919 883 506 183 57 50119 143 200 180125121 40 6 914 818 April '808 826 381 161 76 52103 12 | 154 115 111 96 32

695 May

765
151
408 1441.41 441 79 1091 142 101111011 32

702 634 4,931 4,855 112,040 1053/402/295/5851 761/ 9731 8211 740617/2211 4,711! 4,449 Total Christ84... 9,786

Total Burials... 9,220

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Table of the prices of the QUARTERN LOAF
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Jan. 1 Feb. Mar. 1 April May

$. d. $. d. s. d. $. d.
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Sugar. 48 50 7449 0444 44 44 438 10Cwt.
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6,5 674 2

657 61653 1674 67
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697 1661165 67 17 663

671 18

687 687 19 664 673

683 20 667

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COBBETT’S WEEKLY POLITICAL:

POLITICAL RESEOR.

VOL. XV. No. 1.]

LONDON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 1809.

[PRICE TOD

** The interposition of the City of London was not necessary for inducing me to direct due inquiry to be * made into a transaction, which has disappointed the hopes and expectations of the nation." -King's A :WER TO THE CITIZENS OF LONDON.

2 SUMMARY OF POLITICS.

point ?

Who would not have exptcied COURT OF INQUIRY.-_Of this Court, these men, versed in the art military, to of Board, or whatever else the ministers say, “ from this evidence, it appears to t?s, and the mmbers may choose to call it, it “ that the acts were good (or bad); and may be truly said, and I do say it without " that, therefore, we think, that no furgrudying, ibat it has not " disappointed the " ther, (or some further) proceedings are hopes and expectations of the nation ;

necessary,

in this case ? " Who would for, in this whole kingdom, there was not not have expected a decision in ihis way? one living soul, who expected from it any Instead of which, we have, and the king thing satisfactory. The Report of the has been mortified, not to say insulied, mensers will be found in another part of with a heavy narrative of transactions, bethis sheet; which report, after a very dull fore known in substance, and quite upinnarrative of facts, with which every one teresting and fatiguing in the detail; to was before acquainted, concludes with the which narrative is added no decision, or expression of an unanimous opinion, that opinion, with regard to the acts, which the no further military inquiry or proceeding, whole nation had deemed a wrong done to relative to the conduct of any of the gene its interest and its honour ; and yet, we are tals, coocei ned in the transaction, is neces told, by these same inquirers, that no fire sary ; and that for this very curious reason, ther proceedings are neces ary; becaulae, that they had, during the whole of the ser during the wbole of the service, great vice, discovered great..... ...great " zent and firmni'ss" were di played by the what? Great courage and skill? No: but parties accused.---- If, indeed, those sargreat“ zeal and firmness."A man ties had been accused of a want of zeal or of who simply utters his opinion has after firmness, then there would have been some wards to be heard as to his reasons for that sense in this decision ; but, they were acopinion; but, here we have both the opin cused of no such thing. Zeal and firmness 101 and the reason ; and such a reason, are mere qualities of the mind. such a ground, for such a decision, was, I nerals were accused of acts; of what, in am fully persuaded, never heard of before, the jargo! of the law, are called overt acts; soce any thing like judicial inquiries have of what, in plain language, are rightly calmade a part of the practices of mankind. led, open and visible acts : namely, the What the nation deemed a great mili making of an Armistice and a Convention. tary faalt, or criine, had been committed ; What had their general zeal and firmness, a great pational wrong had been deemed to supposing them to possess those mental hare been done by some one of three gene qualities, and to have displayed them in Tals

, or by all the three together ; the king, Portugal, to do with the commission of these after waiting for the calls of his people,

acts ?

The Court might as well have retanses a board of General Officers to be as ported, that they found Sir Arthur Wellesa sembled to inquire into the matter ; and, as ley and his associates in have been excellent the acts, which were deemed criminal, psalm-singers, and that, therefore, they. cosisted of an Armistice and a Convention, saw no necessity for any further proceedings, they were charged to ascertain, and to state relative to the Conventions, which those to be king, what was the nature of those gentlemen had made in Portugal. The abscts, the fact of the acts having been com surdity of such a reason would have been a mitted by the parties being notorious and little more flagrant than that given by the undeniable. Now, who would not bave Court of Inquiry ; but, it would not, in the exprecied from these generals an expregsion smallest degree, have been more absurd in of their opinion upon the nature of those reality. If a man, accused of high-way ats? Who would not have expected to see robbery were to be arquitred upon the the Report concluded with a regular deduc ground of his having a black or a yellow tion, from the evidence, as to this particular beard, the acquittal would not be less con

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