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to all our old notions of justice, to none but a sailor or as a Member of Parliament, bis the most detestable of crimes; a punish- zeal, at any rate, has been surpassed by ment, which, in the mind of every man ac- that of no ma; but we shall now see, that cessable to any kind of shame, inflicted de- the circumstances in which the Stockservingly, must be ten thousand times worse Exchange Committee have placed him, have than death : if you believe him innocent of enabled him to be the means of doing infi. this crime, and feeling that you alone have nitely more good, than, with all his provow the power to convince the whole world fessional ability, with all his zeal, with (for there are few parts of the world where all his bravery, with all his philosophical bis name is not known) that the people of disregard of death, and with all his innate England, wbo are now acquainted with all abhorrence of corruption and oppression, the circumstances of his case, and who have he would, without this prosecution, have now had time to reflect upon all the pro- been able to effect. Fortunately for him, ceedings against him, from the first meeting and still more fortunately for the country, of that self-erected tribunal, the Stock - he was, in consequence of your choice, a Exchange Committee, to the expulsion of Member of Parliament. That circuni. him by the House of Commons, do regard stance, joined to his own courage, enabled him as perfectly innocent: viewing the mat- him to make that invaluable defence, of ter in this light, his merits or demerits as a which, in spite of all the timidity of the Member of Parliament, his fitness or unfit-press, the world is now in possession, there ness for that situation, are considerations, being no doubt, that the imaginatiou of which I am quite sure you will wholly lay every reader will amply supply words in asice. For, in this case, you are called place of the stars, which that timidity, upon simply to say, whether you will wipe that prudent fear, have caused to be inoff the stigma , upon a man whom you troduced into the report of the defence. believe to be innocent, or add your act This defence I call invaluable, and for of punishment to all the acts of punish- this defence, the nation has to thank him ment, which have already taken place for his courage in making it, and you for against him. I can entertain no doubt ; putting him in the situation to make it.I would scorn to express any doubt as to His defence was, by some of the Members what will be your decision. The effect of of Parliament, said to be imprudent. He that decision will be far greater than the was said, by baving attacked others, to effect of any of your former most noble have pleaded against himself; and that exertions. Heretofore you have been able they lamented his having acted under such to deal your blows upon corruption in those bad advice. Those who know my Lord of its resorts, where it has been more or Cochrane, know well, that, under trying less, at different times, usual to assail it; circumstances, he stands in need of no but now, Electors of Westminster, you prompter but his own mind. These gen. have an opportunity of pursuing it, and tlemen will now, I trust, see, that bis der that, too, in the most constitutional man- fence, besides being the best that he could ner, into its closest, craftiest, and strongest have made for the public good, was also holds; of dragging it forth from thence, the very best that he could have made for and holding it up to that universal and un himself.- If my Lord Cochrane, yielding qualified execration which it has so long to timid advisers, to family or other con mented.--My Lord Cochrane has always siderations, more for the interest of others served his country faithfully. Whether as I than for that of himself, bad merely sought,
by a plaintive appeal to the compassion of more especially upon this, may be fairly the House of Commons, to get rid of the considered as being the unbiassed voice of most odious part of his sentence, he would, the people of England. You have, within perhaps, have succeeded in that object; these ten years, rescued the City of Westbut he would have crept 'out of prison a minster from the trammels of factionpoor pardoned thing; he would have been Before that time, some powerful families suspected of moral perjury by one half of gave you one member, and the Ministry the world ; and he would never have been gave you another member. You were, in re-elected by you. His judgment, there- fact, by habit become no more free in your fore, in this case, will appear to have been choice than are the electors of any rotten as sound as his fortitude has been great; borough. At that time you began to perand it will become evident to every one, ceive, that, under the name of freedom, that to these, and to your good sense and you had lived in real slavery, or, which is justice, he will owe the preservation of his worse, had been made the tools in the fume, though the prosecution, perhaps, will hands of intriguing politicians; and too leave him but little of his fortune.- much praise can never be bestowed upon Since writing of the above, I perceive, those men who distinguished themselves, from the newspapers, that Mr. Butt has at the expence of many sacrifices, in makpetitioned for mercy. I cannot say that I ing you that bright example to the nation blame this gentleman for having yielded, which you have ever since been. This which in all probability he has, to the inestimable privilege of being free to choose pressing solicitations of persons, connected your representatives is not only a great with him by those ties, which are too benefit to you ; but through your means, a strong to be easily broken or resisted; but, blessing to the nation. For my part, I do I do think that he has been badly advised, not know, and I fear to express what I and I regret his application the more, as, think of, the consequence which would if it be acceded to, it will, as appears from ensue, if you did not stand there where what is reported to have passed in the you do stand, with that interposing voice, House of Commons, be made to include which you always so judiciously, as well as something in the name of pardon to Lord so decidedly, make use of. While you are Cochrane, whom I, for my part, wish to at head-quarters, I regard the camp as see receive no pardon at all.
He has safe.
-Nothing, except the line of asked for nonc; he will ask for none I am duct, which, as I perceive from this day's very sure,
He cannot, as I said in a newspaper, you are now pursuing, ever former Number, compel the execution of pleased me so much, in any part of your the whole of the sentence; but he has it actions, as your standing aloof from the in his power not to ask for nor to return rabble-like outcry, which was recently set thanks for any pardon ; and this is the lice up against the Corn Bill. It was someof conduct that becomes him, whether as thing singular, and bighly to your honoor, a gallant officer of the navy, or as your to see you, the most populous city in the representative.--It is now that we are kingdom, and containing so great a num. going to see a striking proof of the in-ber of persons, living by their daily bread, estimable value of the elective franchise.totally uninfluenced, and unmoved, amidst You are happily free in your choice ; no a storm of folly and of prejudice, that borough-mongers have any power over spread like a contagion over the country,
rour voice upon all occasions, and land that exposed so many bodies of the
people to contempt. You had the sense 'nilest csuscs.
causes bave, to see, that that was an occasion, in which doubtless, exposed him to the temptations
| of that CORRUPTION, that monster, who for you not to move. You left noise and
more eyes than Argus, and more hands nonsense to those who are to be deluded by : than Briarius, and whose hands are all designing knaves, who wish to amuse the filled with the means of making the poor people with any thing calculated to with rich, and giving drink, in rivers, to the
drunkard. -The exact nick of time, draw their attention from the real causes fixed on for publishing this abominable of public misery. You reserve yourselves | letter, proves clearly, that it is the dicta.
tion of CORRUPTION. for occasions like the present. You will
If the unhappy and
sell-degraded fa her had been treated by now speak the language of men, under the son in the manner that he describes, standing their public duty, and resolved to how came be to keep the facts a secret perform it; and, it is impossible to be from the public till NOW? Sir Alexander without some hopes, that your example would he have chosen his nephew to go
Cochrane is Lord Dundonald's brother.-will have a considerable effect upon the out to America under him, if he had heard pation at large; and, that others will be of such acts being committed against his induced to join you in endeavours to
brother by that nephew ? your
Dewmun to knock Lord Dundonald down, bring about that Reform in the Commons and Lord Dundonald not to punish him? House of Parliament, without which all Is it not evident, that Dewman was first other attempts to better our situation must struck; and, in short, what do we want
more than this letter itself to prove to us, prove to be in vain.
that long and habitual drunkenness bas
bereft this unhappy man of his senses, and LORD DUNDONALD'S LETTER. fitted him for a tool in the hands of CORRUPTION sees, and trembles at, the CORRUPTION, who now trembles at the blow which it is going to receive ; and, thought of the blow, which she is about to accordingly, it is natural to suppose that receive in her very vitals, and who has she will make most desperate etforts to resorted to such desperate means of wardavoid it. But even those who have most ing off that blow. Well did Lord Cochsteadily watched her hellish craft, would, rane observe, that CORRUPTION, if at: I believe, hardly have suspected her equal tacked, would come at her assailant in to so un heard of a device as that of the some way or another. There is no act of Letter of Lord Dundonald. If this letter | a man's life, public or private, that she be really his, he must have been induced will not come at; and if she cannot find to publish it for the express purpose of facts to suit her, she will make them. The preventing his son's re-election ; and, if reader may remember JESSE BURGESS, my he could, under such circumstances, so he servant boy: He induced, what credit is due to any thing place, as boys frequently do. I advertised that he can say against his son? Wheoce for his apprehension. He was taken at comes this letter? From the benches of a Winchester, and put in jail, where there public-house ; from a mere tippling-place, were several other servants for the same the resort of hackney coachimen and such oilence. This, coupled with an error of the like people.
And, when a Peer of the constable's in arresting the boy's brother, Realm has so far abandoned all ideas of was made the ground of more noise than dignity; when he has sunk his mind down ever an election excited in Hampshire, to this state; when drinking has so bereft I was accused of cruelty, of beating the him of all the common feelings of a gentle- bov, of starring him; and, in the after man, are we to believe, can we believe, wards-insane Gillray's shop, I was exdoes not reason forbid us to believe, one hibited in the act of lashing the naked boy, word that he says against his son, and tied to a post.
-This was all false; and, that, too, on the eve of an election, so in- so far was it from being true, that the teresting to at son? H
comes this boy acknowledged before the Magistrate, Peer, who had once a large estate, to be a Mr. Neville, of Easton, who committed constant companion in a pot-house? His him, that he never lived so well in his life; poverty and his love of drink are the ma- / that he was overpaid in wages at the tiius
away from his
he ran away; that no one in my house prevailed on Lord Dundonald's nalural ever beat him, or threatened to beat him; daughter, for the saine purpose, lo reside that tie had a very good master and mis- with him. She can testify, that the struggle, tress; and, being pressed by Mr. Neville which is termed a murder, originated in Lord for the cause of his running away, the only thing be assigned was, that he was obliged
Dundonald's having way laid the man, and to rise every morning AS EARLY AS kuocked him down with a broom. It would HIS MASTER!-Yet CORRUPTION, be to me most distressing to enter into a demalignant and indefatigable CORRUP- ail ou this very paioful subject. Su far from TION, caused, with all the means she was traducing my Father, nu man living has ever able to employ, three-fourths of the nation heard me speak disrespectfully of him, and to believe, that I was a hard, cruel, and brutal master. If CORRUPTION took such few have heard me mention his naine. Sialepains with regard to me, what exertions meuts originating in unfortunate circummay she not be expected to make in such stances such as these, or in the malice of a case as the present, when her very bowels wicked persons, can have influence only are in danger of being sent tumbling about while they remain unexamioed. I have uot her heels --Lord Dundonald has an opu- oue relative who will not bear testimony lo lent brother, Mr. Basil Cochrane, living the affection I have always borne towards my in a princely mansion in Portman-square, where he has entertained even the Prince Father; and there is not one act of my life Regent as his guest. What is the cause, towards any man that I ain not prepared to that he suffers his brother, the titled head explain satisfactorily. I am, Sir, of his family, to be in such a state as to be
Your very obedient Servant, a coinganion in a pot house? Would not
COCHRANE. he have resented the ill treatment of his brother by kis nephew? Would he, too,
LORD COCHRANE. buve take a pint with that nephew against Sir,-Considering all the circumstances hiz brnther, if the latter bad beca the i i-attendant on Lord Cochrane's present sijured party?--However painful the ta k, tuation, perhaps the publication of that inLord 'Cochrane will, I dare siy, make fernal scroll, signed “Dundonald," which some statement upon the subject; and, I appeared on Wednesday in the Sun, and bave no doubt, that this last strose of yesterday in the Herald, forms the most CORRUPTION will be made to fall upon atrocious violation of morality and decency, ber own detestable head.
of which the public Press of this country
has ever been guilty. It can, however, I had written the above before seeing excite no other sentiment than disgust, the following letter, which my Lord nor produce any other effect, than to render
Lord Cochrane more and more dear to Cochrane has very properly sent to the
his enlightened and generous Constituents. pewspapers :
The accusations are so extremely coarse, King's Bench, July 14, 1814.
and so greatly overcharged, that they neSir—The unfortunate state of Lord Dun- cessarily defeat their own vile purpose, donald's mind, occasioned by the failure of and instead of creating any feeling of averinaný excellent plans, is so well known, that sion towards Lord Cochrane, they supply it is scarcely necessary for me to assure the their own antidote, they counteract the Public, that the statement which appeared deuilly poison it was intended to convey in your Paper of this day, sigued “ Dun chance of injuring the reputation of Lord
into the public mind. To have had any DONALD," has no foundation whatsoever. Cochrane, those accusations should hare For these last ten years I have uniformly sup- been prepared much sooner, and been adported him, and disbursed at least 8,0001. on ministered by the gentlemen of the Stock his account; a fact which I can prove by bis Exchange, in corroboration of the eviown letters, expressed in the most grateful dence' of Messrs. Sayer, Shilling, Crane,
and Co.-Whetlier Lord Cochrane may terins so long as reason possessed its influ
reply to this hellish accusation, I know ence, and, at intervals, since then. Thomas not—but feel it he must, and severely too. Dewm in, the man whom he represents as his 13 it altogether a forgery, like that of the murderer, was hired to look after him, and I French Official
fabricated a few
years since, to answer the purpose of shewed it to me, both before and after fraudulent Stock-jobbers? Or have some of his conviction.---I saw bim wear it, and the familiars of the City Inquisitors fasten- the COLLAR stood up so very high beed on the mental infirmities of a worn-out bind, that it incommoded bim, and he man in a state of second childhood, and doubled it down. (I am informed he forged the fragments into a barbed and poi wore the entire dress the day before soned dart, wherewith to assassinate the yesterday, Wednesday.) He always dehonour of his innocent and suffering heir ? clared this steadily and consistently to I was told, on the 21st of June last, by a me ; and I should have no manner of well known and independent Member of doubt as to its truth, if no affidavit from
Parliament, that the unfortunate 'old No-Lord Cochrane or his servants had ever bleman to whom I allude, was no longer appeared. The Baron invariably and unihimself. It is notorinus that he has long formly declared Lord Cochrane's innobeen regarded in that light by the peasants cence, even when he reproached him with in the neighbourhood of his residence in bitterness for imputed neglect and unkindScotland, and hence called the Dun- ness. It is, therefore, more than probable donald, i. e. the crazy Dundonald. If it the Baron did not appear before Lord be otherwise, if the Earl of Dundonald be Cochrane“ blazoned in the costume of his something more than " the shattered hulk “ crûne."- From motives altogether disin. of what was once a man,” he has inverted terested I have defended Lord Cocbrane, the law of nature-and offers a moral pro- and asserted his innocence. His fortitude digy-a father pursuing to destruction an has already been rewarded by a most gloriillustrious son, whose filial duty had in-ous triumph ; and I confidently hope, that variably been his shield against the attacks the “real conspirators," of whom Lord of penury and old age, turning, like a ser- Cochrane is the victim, will shortly be unpent, to sting to death the bosom that had masked, and delivered over to condign pupreserved its reptile life. The fable of nishment.— I am, Sir, your obedient serSaturn devouring his children, covers avant,
J. BROWN, beautiful metaphor invented by some an- July 14, 1814. cient Poet : but here we behold a Sire devouring his eldest born—and with suchi AMERICAN WAR.-The senseless and traits of ferocious hatred as, sixteen centu-' noisy joy of England still rages. But the ries since, would bave filled even Rome it- drunken bout must end shortly, and the self with Lorror and dismay, and occasioned reckoning must come forward. The rabsolemn sacrifices to the infernal deities to ble are now sniffing the last fumes of the have appeased their anger, and avert the roasted oxen and sheep, with which their threatened woes! By, whom--if not by deluders have been regaiing them, for pur: some of the secret agents of the Conspira- poses of the most despicable description.-tors, were the ill-placed observations intro- When this madress is at an end, we shall duced relative to Thomas Dewman having have to look at our situation, and the been appointed to receive Du Bourg ? first thing that we shall sce, is, that we And for what purpose introduced, but to are still at war! That we bave yet a poison the minds of the Westminster Elec- war upon our hands ; that we are at war tors with the belief that Lord Cochrane not with a nation, nearly as populous and quite only committed perjury himself, but had as brave as ourselves; and that success actually suborned his menial servants ! in this war is any ibing but certain, even And this monstrous charge is produced to should we spend another six kundred mildefeat the election of bis son, and support lions in the enterprize.I know that I the evidence of that vile, depraved, and am here at open war with the prejudices, brutal miscreant, William Crane ; who passions, and opinions of a great majority swore that De Berenger absolutely entered of the nation. The people's heads being the house of Lord Cochrane dressed in a crammed with eternal braggings about the “ RED COAT"! If Baron De Berenger victories and conquests of our armies, bave knows what coloured under-coat be wore no room left for any thing else ; and as to on that memorable occasion, it was a their believing, that those who have conVERY DARK GREEN :-Not the uniform quered France should find it necessary to worn by the Sharpshooters---but a dress occupy much time in conquering America, then newly made and prepared for bis in the thing is not to be expected. It is, in, tended expedition to America, The Baron deed, the general opinion, that to conguee