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" of the public establishments, servants, they add, that “ having taken this general " &c. as may be requisite, and are consist- " view of the subject, with a minute atten"ent with his excellency's dignity and con- o« tiou however to all the papers and pro.
venience, and to that end the said Nabob ceedings, we are, upon the whole, de agrees to consult with the Company's go- " cidedly of opinion, that the late governor
vernment, and, in concert with them, general, Lord Teignmouth, in a most at* devise the proper objects of such reduc- " Juous situation, and under circumstances tis tions, and the best means of effecting " of much delicacy and embarrassment, con" them." And, lastly, in the said treaty os ducted himself with great temper, iin. it was stipulated, as to the management of partiality, ability, and firmness, and the internal affuirs of the principality of " that he finished a long course of faithful Oude, that « all transactions between the " services, by planning and carrying into
two states should be carried on with the “ executior au arrangement which not only
greatest cordiality and harmony on both * redounds highly to his own honour, but • sides, and that the Nabob Vizier should " which will also operate to the reciprocal
possess full authority over bis household advantage of the Company and the Na
affairs, hereditary dominions, his troops, “só bob Vizier." That the character and * and his subjects.” That the terms of the conduct of the said Nabob Vizier Saadut Ali $14 treaty were highly advantageous' to the Cawn was, in letters from the governor geEnglish Company, not only as enabling neral, and from the governor general in them to defray almost the whole increased council to the secret committee aforesaid, expense of their military establishment, and bearing date on the said 5th of March, 1798, having added in perpetuity to the possessions thus described : “ His talents and capacity, of the Company the important fortress of “ though moderate, are not mean; his haAllahabad, which was to be pat in a state of o bits of economy are strong, and approachdefence at the expense of the Nabob Vizier, « ing to parsimony; his conduct during his but did greatly aid the said Company in their " residence åt Benarés, was reserved and commercial concerns, as appears in a letter correct; in all his dealings he was fair f:om the governor general in council to the and just; if some moral defects are imSecret committee of the Court of Directors, puted to him, they are not exposed to dlated on the 5th of March, 1798, and of “ general observation. His conduct since which advantages the Court of Directors “ His accession has been dignified and coniwere fully sensible, as appears by their an- “ ciliatory ;- and indeed, in all respects, re. swer to the extract last quoted, of their poli- “ gulated by the strictest propriety; and it tical letter to the Governor General Marquis “ is with sincere pleasure we acquaint you, Wellesley, dated the 15th day of May, in " that the most perfect tranquillity prevailed the year 1799 ; wherein they observe, that « at Oude at the time of the governor ge* the governor generals minute of the 5th • neral's departure therefrom, and that there "' of March, 1799, contains a very satisfac- is was no ground whatever to apprehend its "tory explanatiou of the variations between ““ being disturbed."—That such and so " the terms of the previous engagement auspicious was the state of affairs in Oude,
executed by Saadat Alli at Benares, and and such its connection with the East India kr those of the detinitive treaty concluded at Company when Richard Colley Marquis
Lucknow. By the latter the Company's Wellesley arrived in India, and entered upon * influence over the Vizier's country ap- his functions as aforesaid in the month of "pears to be sufficiently preserved without May, 1798; that is to say, three months " the insertion of any article that inight be after the date of the treaty so happily con" deened offensive, and we have the fur- cluded, and so strongly approved of as afore"ther satisfaction to find, that, exclusive of said. --That, by an act passed in the year " the immediate payment of twelve lacs of 1784, being the twenty-fourth year of the
rupees. (or 150,000 sterling) by the reigo of his present Majesty, it was declared ! Nábob Vizier, bis annual subsidy is in- and enacted, that, “Whereas to pursue k creased upwards of twenty lacs of rupees, “ schemes of conquest and extension of do" (or 250,000) besides the acquisition of " minion in India are measures repugnant
a. fortress in the Oude dominions of the “ to the wish, the honour, and policy of greatest consequence in the scale of ge- “ this nation. negal defence ;" and in the saine letter
To be Continued.
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Vol. IX. No. 25.]
LONDON, SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 1506.
" I hold previous questions very cheap, rummbering, as I do, that my motion relative to the 191. 106. “ bull wis got rid of ly a previoui question. That notion did much good; and this motion will do more
good." -- Mr. Robson's Speech, 16h May, 1806. 897] SUNAVARY OF POLITICS.
following facts that had come to his knou BARKICK-OFFICE Abuses. It will be ledge; to wit; that, in the month of Defresh in the recollection of the reader, ibat, cember last, the then Barryk Master of the on the 10th of May, Mir Ronson moved, in Sandown Bay Division, wlicse name is Arthe House of Commons, tor certain papers, KINS, wrote a leiter to Ir. Dundas the then relative io Barns, rented by government, and Secretary at War, stating to him that a price used as Barracks, in Sandown Bry Division beyond all measure too high was given for in the Isle of Wight. By a reference to the the Barrack-Barns in his division; ihat, asa history of that proceeding (in p. 773 of the proof of the correctness of ihis his sialement, present Volume), it will be seen, that this be enclosed to the Secretary, proposals from motion was set ide by a motion fær the Mr. James Day of Brading, for the building previous question, made by a clerk in the of a barrack, capable of lodging as many Ordnance Oifce, named Calcraft, and men as could be lodged in the five barns at commonly called, for what reason I know Brading; and that the said proposed barrack not, Colonel Calcraft; that, in a few days would be let to government for 220 a year, afterwards, Lord Henry Petty, who had sup- whereas the said five barns (the mere shelts ported Mr. Calcrati's motion, came to the of them) cost the government more than House himself, and moved for all the papers 21,100 a year. That the Secr. tary at War, which Mr. Rolsson had moved for; and that who had been told by Mr. A kips, that this he lid, indeed, adopt the very motions and exposure would subject him to persecution the very words of Mr. Robson, though, upon if made known, did, nerertheless, send the the former day, he had affected to ridicule letter of Mr. Atkins to the Barrack-Master the manner of them, and had represented | General; that thereupon the Barrack-Masthe matter of them as extremely improper. ter General sent the Assistant Barrack- Mas.
The motions will be found in the ac- ter General of the South Western District, count of the debate, in the page above re- one Davies, to make inquiry into the matferred to and in the following ones. ter; that this Davies (who was the very papers have been produced, together with person that had made the contract for the another paper, which, for reasons by-and-by | barns) arrived in the Isle of Wight on oř to be mentioned, Lord Henry Petty himself about the sth of January last; thut Davies moved for. Of these :
1 am now called before him, and had long conterences about to give the reader an account. Some with, Mir. Day; that Day's proposals were of them I shall insert entire; and I renture not agreed to; but, thit, in a very short to presume. that, as giving the public an 11- tine afterwards, to wit, in the month of
sight into the shameful waste of the public March, the rent of the burnis in Saudown 'money in this department, they will be re- Bay division was reduceri in or alont the pine
garded as of the greatest importance. portion of ONE HILF'; and, fina'ly, which The reader will please to bear in mind, that I beseech therader well to note, that, in a the object of Mr. Robson's motion was to few weeks atiering produced this great prove to the parliament, that the barns, gocd, in a few weeks after loviny rendere i which had been, and which now are, rented this essential service to the public', Mr. Atby government and used as Barracks, in tlie kirs kry Genera! figurich, TURNED Isle of Wight, had been paid for at doa'' OUT OF HIS EMPLOYMENT, and lett, the price that they ought to have been paid with a large family dependent ontirely upon for; and, indeed, that the price was four hiin, to meet all the calarities of poverty times as great as it ought to have been. He accompanied with as niach disgrace as it confined himself to Sandown Eay Division, was in the power of the givernment to because to that Division more particularly throw upon hiin! Upon this information, his information related.---The materials Communicated by Mr. Atkins to Mr. Robfor producing a conviction of the great truth son, because he knew him to be an honest he had in view were :uggested to himn by the and an independent man, because it was iuis
bounden daty to endeavour to correct such “ point out for consideration, though the an abuse in the public expenditure, because “ wise regulations of the present Barrackhe was convinced that the House of Com- “ Master General leaves but little to act on. mors was the only place wherein for the "". The site on which the enclosed building matter to be brought forward with effect; "s would be erected is on a rising ground; upon this information it was that Mr. Robson " the proprietor engaging to have it ready proceeded, in the manner which the public “ for troops in six weeks if approved of.”— has witnessed with so much satisfaction, and This letter, which was dated on the 29th of so much just praise', as well with respect to December, was sent, at once to Mr. Atkins's the form as the substance of the proceeding. snperiors, as before-mentioned ; and Mr.
The reader, thus put in possession of Atkins was not removed to Deal, not withithe origin and the object of Mr. Robsov's standing the representation of his dangers ! motions, will be the better enabled to ac- And, as this representation was made in pricompany me in my progress through the se- vate; as the writer could not have the least quel, to the first suge of which we ortion of ils ever being made public; as he brought by the copy of Mr. Atkins's letter to really must have apprehended the dangers of Mr. Dundas, which was as follows:.“. Not which he speaks, I leave the reader to draw “ being honoured with an audience on Mon- his own conclusion as to the kpown disposi..
day or Tuesday when I presumed person- tion of Mr. Atkins's superiors.---The per
ally to solicit it, the duties of my situa- sun selected to inquire into the matters men. “ tion forbidding longer delay, I commit 10 tioned in this letter was, as was before ob
paper what I could have wished in person served, Davies, the very person who had
to communicate. Enclosed I have the made the contract for the barns. On the " honour to transmit a letter from the late 10th of January he makes, upon Day's pro" highly respecied Secretary at War, a cre- | posals, the following report: “The building “ dential by which, Sir, you can appreciate “ proposed by Mr. Day is not according to “ the credibility you can attach to my state- “ The plan transmitted to the right hon. the “ ment.-Within the district of Sandown), “ Secretary at War; Mr. Day proposes “ where I act as Barrack Master, there are “ siniply to erect sheds of brick-nogging, “ twenty barns, annually rented as tenrpo- eight feet high to the plate, with a fifteen
rary barracks, fitted up in the interior at a “ foot span, capable in the whole range of
vast expense by governnient, and subject containing 384 men, for which shell he “ to rents which must be considered enor- now asks a rent of 1300 per annum.
mous when simply viewed as barns. The “ In this point of view the offer cannot be “ troops have even occupied them reluc- “ beneficial to the public, since, if it were
tantly, and have considered government adopted, it would require the immediate rather negligent of their comfort in ap- expense of £2,500 to fit it up in the pointing them to such situations. I most slight and temporary manner, Mr
am far from implicating any gentleman “ Day declining to do any thing to the “ who acted on the arrangements, but shall “ building than nerely delivering it over “ remonstrate to you, Sir; there was a vast “ (as before observed) " a shell."--The
oversight from the proposals. I have the “ Barrack Department would then have to “ honour to enclose you. The annual “ provide for this comparative) trivial ac
saving, Sir, of nine hundred pounds and "accommodation, chimnies, floors, births, four shillings, out of cleven kundred and " arm racks, pin rails, grates, windows,
twenty pounds, must strike you as consi- cooking kitchens, boilers, mess rooms, “ derable; extended through a large scale, "cleaning sheds, privies, guard house, “ which I can point out as practicable, the “ pump and well. This, without including ' aggregate suin would be vast; this saving hospital, officers' barracks, stores, coa
only including tive barns out of twenty in " yard, or inclosures. Added to which,
my division. I once presumed, Sir, to from the situation being a field, adjoining “ solicit. a removal when there was a va- “ the village of Brading, of a clay soil, the
cancy at Deal, deeming it a necessary step access would soon be difficult, and roads for my safety, previous to disclosure. In “ necessary-Roads, and formning a parade,
full reliance of your honour for iminediate “ will be very expensive. Experience in " reinoval, I eniorce the danger I should “ works of this nature at the Isle of Wight " incur by my residence here, both from gives me full information, that materials “ those of my oun department in this island, “ for a parade is here more than commonly ri and the inhabitants, u'hose places were high." Upon this report, which gives
rented to 80.much ncirarte. There are us a pretty good specimen of the knowledge « other inatter: Dilaratsi ficould humbly and talents of the reporter, we must observe,
that " a shell" was all that was wanted to man sele ted by the Barrack-Master General supply the place of the barrack-barns, they (Heweit) to make the inquiry and to nego, being merely shells, and that, too, of boards tiate with Mr. Day? -But, though Mr. instead of brick; that all the additions here Day's proposal was not agreed to, the rent of mentioned had been supplied by government
the barns was reduced in consequence of the in the case of the barns; and that all these representation of Mr. Atkins, as appears additions might have been easily transferred from the papers called for by Mr. Robson, from the barns to the proposed barrack, the and of which papers, as relating to this shell of which would have wanted no re- point, the following is the substance. Here pairs, whereas the shells of the barns cost we have first a description of the buildings several hundreds a year to keep them in re- (for in the papers other buildings are inpair. What means were employed to included) rented by government, and used is duce Mr. Day to rise in his deniand from barracks in Sandown Bay Division; next £220 to 1300 a year, it would, perhaps, be we have the owners names; next the time difficult to say"; but, after all, 4300 a year when first rented; next the weekly rent would certainly have been a better bargain paid PREVIOUS to Mr. Atkins's represenfor the public than £1,100 a year; and how tation; and, lastly, the rent NOW paid, comes it, that Davies should have been the
d L. S. d. 4 Baros
November, 1803 10 10 0 6.18 0 3 Cotiages 1 Barn
4 4 0 2 4 0 1 Onthouse Barn and part of a House White
6 0 0 3 6 0 1 Hut
December, 1803 2 12 6 2 2 O 2 Barns
4 4 0 2 0 0 1 Barn Wimbledon Diito
2 2 0,1 8 0 } Barn and Part of a House Brown
4 4 0 2 o 1 Barn
Harvey January, 1804 2 10 0.1 4 0 1 Barn
4 10 0 2 12 0
40 16 624 16 0
Thus, then, we see, that the buildings does not know, that, at the place we are *hich cost the public 401. lus. 6d. a week speaking of, a farm of a bundrel acres togebefore Mr. Atkins made his representation ther with barns, out-houses, and farm-bouse, to the Secretary at War, now cost the public ' do not let for a hundred pounds a year? 24 1. 10s. a week; v:hich, in this trifling And, is it not inonistrolis, then; is it not Division alone makes a saving of 833 l. os. enough to sting u to madness, to know, that a year; and, observe, that tiris saving ought the mere sliell of one of these barns should to have been made for two years and a now cost us a hundred pounds a year, and quarter before it began to take place, and that it should, for niore than two years past, that, therefore, 1,8741. 16s. has, in this live cost us two hundred pounds a year? little spot, and in this article alone, been Let inquiry be made as to the amount of the squandered away! What, then, must have rent of these furms; and, my life on it, it been the amount of the waste upon the : will be found from the tax-gatherers books, whole of the inillions that have been paid by that the rent' of the whole farms is not equal the public on account of barracks! And is to the rent that the public eren now pays tor it any wonder that the resources of the na- the barns and out-houses. Is not this, then, tion fall short of the expenditure? Is it any a tit subject for inquiry? Is it not a at sube wonder, that tax upon tax is laid upon the ject for parlianentary inquiry? For instant people, and that still the demand increases inquiry? For inquiry not to be left to Boards daily-But, we must not stop here. We of Commissioners? And, bare not the pubmust not suppose, that the rents are not noi lic good reason to thank Me. Roeson, who, too high; for, who is there amongst us that in spite of MR. CALCRAFTS' previous quiesa does not know what a barn is? Who does tian, has broug bt about this most isotul exnot know that the mere shell of a barn (to posure? -But, while Davies and all the be kept in repair by government) cannot be other persons concerned in the renting of worth a hundred pounds a year ? Who does these buildings, are to this hour in their nct know that a common barn is not worth, places, what is beconte of Mr. Atkins, whose in the fee simple, a hundred pounds: Who, representation 10 the Secretary at War pro
duced the great saving above-stated? This 6th instant, respecting Mr. Atkins's conduct unfortunate man, with a wife, and several as a Barrack Master, I cannot hesitate to small children, is now in the deepest distress determine upon the erident impropriety of in London, having scarcely any means of his being any further employed at Sandown procuring even the necessaries of lite! He Barracks; and I shall accordingly rubinit to was dismised, as was before obseried, BY His Majesty the name of another officer for GENERAL FILZTATNICK, in the mouth that situation. To'i will be pled er to comof February last; that is 10 say, 'in a few in unicate this leitor to Mr Atkins, weeks after he had made att presentation in
(Signed) R. FITZFA KICK. consequence of which 9531. Ös, a year badi, even upon the present scule (which is still Copy of a Letter from the Dubutu berrack much too high) been saved to the publi; Hasier General, to the Chrif Berruck ad, let it not be forgotten, that General Miaster in the Isle of Ilahl, dalet, berFitzpatrick had in his viñce, all the docu- rack Office, 19th Feb. 1806 ments relating to his saving, and this highly SIR;-- ani directed by tlie Barrack pieritorious act on the part of ih. xtins. Master General to transniit to you, the eliOf the etfect of a disclosure of these facts closed copy of a letter froin the Sec. at War, LORD HENRY PETTY seems to me beco respecting Mr. Atkins, Barruck Siaster of aware betore he came down to the Ilousu Sandown, and to desire you'will immediateto move for the adoption of Mr. Robson's ly communicate the same to him,' and direct motions; and, being ihus aware, he moved, bim to prepare to deliver up the barracks, quite gratuitously, for a document relating to and stores, now under his charge, to the .the misconduct of dir, Hikins. That docu- person who may be appointed to succeed ment, 'as constituting the grounds of dir. him. You will also direct him to prepare Atkins's dismission, has been produced, and for closing his accounts with this office, as iś now before me. And, the first impres- Barrack Master at Sandowir, to the period, sion that it made upou niy mind, was, that when the transfer of the barracks shall be of wonder at Lord Henry Petty's having thus made.-(Signed) P. Carey, Đły. B. M.GI. given to this poor defenceless nan socrul a blow. I a sure the act nerer criginated Copy of a Letra from dir. Atkins, to the in his own pure mind: Tam sure of it. It Secretary at Ilar, dont F:/. 2216, 1806. were to slander human nature to suppose SIR;--I have this day the honor to rethat his iordship could have so acted from ceive, through Captain By grave, your creer bis own inclination; and, therefore, I do communicated to the Barrick Master Genenost sincerely acquit him of it. This do- ral ; with respect for your decision, I must cun:ent, upon which I will filly reniark bez leave to appeal to your liberality, to be by-and-by, is an affidavit made to show, that maile acquainted with thosecharges preferred Mr. Atkins himself was a peculator; that against me; and 10 permit me to standa he wanted to borrow money, and that he Tatir and candid trial. Unconscious that culactually did receive presents, from one of pability could be attached to niy pointing the barn-owners. But, first let us see the out situations where sast savings miglit have several letters relating to his dismiss 0?), been made to Government, I steppeul, perwhence it will appear, that he was accused haps, beyond the line ot my duty, not aware in the dark; that he was dismissed without of the consequence. (Sigirid) B.W.ATKINS being confronted with his accusers before a competent tribunal; thit, when le request- Copy of a Letter from the Deputy Secretary ed to be furnished with a copy of the docu- at har, h MIr. Hilkins, dated, War Of meirts, upon which he had been dismissed, fica', 27th Feb 1800. the request was retired him; and that, the
SIR :--)n reply to your letter of the first sight he has ever obtained of these do- 22) instant, I am direcied to acquaint you, cuineats, has been in a paper laid before the that you were discharged from His Majesty's
House of Commons, and printed for the use service in consequence of misconduct in the : of its members, a Channel through which di chirge of your duties as Barrack Master,
they must, according io established custom, and not as you crroneously conceive, trom naturally tind their way to the public!
any, statenent you may have given with re
spect to the rates of barrachs bired in the Con of a Lelier from the Sec. al llar to the Isle of Wight.--Signed) F. Moore.
Barruck Moster Ginda!, dutel Iur-Ojfice, 15th Feb 1800.
Cont of a Letter from the Deputy Barrack SIR ;--Hlaing duly considered the se- Biaster (oneral to Mr. Atkins, dated, veral papers received in your letter of the Barrack Office, 28th Fel. 1500.