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and was discharged; and then he quitted " was able, concerning which he hesithe country, went to America, there be “tated, but he seemed disposed to came a citizen of that country, carrying come, if there was

a place in the with him the recollection of what he had “ coach for him. And this depoactually undergone, and of the risks that "nent further saith, that the mother he had run in his native land. Besides,“ of the said Arthur Young being we must not overlook the state of the “ present on the said last mentioned occountry at that time, and the dangers, to “ casion, also urged the said Arthur which every man, called a JACOBIN was Young to inform her of the names of exposed. A strong and most curionsthe Jurors mentioned in the said letter fact, relating to this point, came out on “ to whom he had spoken, as stated in Mr. BINN's trial. Mr. PLOMER, who“ the said letter, but he refused to comis now the Vice Chancellor, was a Counsel“ ply with her said request, whereupor for the prisoners, and a most able Counsel" this deponent advised the said Arthur he was. Just as the Jury were about to Young to consult Mr. Forbes, an atbe impannelled, he applied to the Court “ torney, and a relation of his as to what to have read the following AFFIDAVIT " would be best for him to do, and to and LETTER, which Letter, as the reader “ act accordingly, to which he the said will see, was written by a Clergyman of " Arthur Young seemed to this deponent the Church of England, named ARTHUR “ to assent. . YOUNG, to a Mr. GAMALIEL LLOYD, Sworn in Court at Maidstone, his acquaintance and friend. I shall in- the County of Kent, May 21, sert the two documents, just as they stand 1798, before

F. BULLER, in the State Trials, published in 1798, by


“ DEAR SIR-I dined yesterday with “Kent TỌ WIT.-The King against “ three of the Jurymen of the Blackburn James O'Corigly, O'Corigly otherwise

otherwise called " Hundred, who have been summoned to James Quigley otherwise called James" Maidstone to the trial of O'Connor and John Fivey, Arthur O'Connor, Esq. “ Co., and it is not a little singular, that John Binns, John Allen, and Jeremiah " not one yeoman of this district should

Leary, on a charge of high treason." “ have been summoned to an Assize for

“ Gamaliel Lloyd, of Bury St. Ed-t' this county, not to any of the Quarter "munds, in the county of Suffolk, Esq. " Sessions (excepting the Midsummer) for * maketh oath and saith, that he this de- more tlian fitty years.

These three ponent did, on or about the 3rd day of men are wealthy yeomen, and parti

May instant, receive the letter here-"zans of the High Court Party.Now * unto annexed 'from Arthur Young of this is as it ought to be, and as they “ Bradfield, in the county of Suffolk,“ are good farmers and much in my in“ Clerk, and that he hath frequently re- terest, to be sure I exerted all


elo“ceived letters and corresponded with quence to convince' them how abso. " the said Arthur Young, and that he " lutely necessary it is, at the present

verily believes that the said letter is" moment, for the security of the realm, “ written by, and in the proper hand wri- " THAT THE FELONS SHOULD “ ting of the said Arthur Young: And“ SWING. I represented to them, that “this deponent further saith, that he the acquittal of Hardy and Co. laid

saw and conversed with the said Ar- " the foundation of the present conspi" thur Young on the 19th day of May“ racy, the Manchester, London Corres* instant; after this Deponent had been "ponding, &c. &c. I urged there, by * served with a writ of subpæna requiring all possible muans in my power, Tó ** his attendance at Maidstone, in the “ JIANG THIEM THROUGH MERCY,

county of Kent, on the 21st day of" a momento to others; that bad the

May instant, with the said annexed let-"others have suffered, the deep laid con* ters, upon which occasion this depo- "spiracy which is coming to light would “nent informed the said Artliur Young “ have been necessarily crushed in its in" that he was so subpoenaedd for the “ fancy. These, with many other argu“ purpose aforesaid, and urged the said " ments, I pressed, with a view that they * Arthur Young to come to Maidstone “ should go into Court avowedly deter“ aforesaid, and meet the charge, and " mined in their verdict, NO MATTER

extenuate his fault in the best way he “ WHAT THE EVIDENCE, An innom


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cent man committed to gaol never offers " extravagant. I have now as fine'a sight "a bribe to a turnkey to let him escape, “ of the chalk-hill opposite as ever was "O'Connor did this to my knowledge.

The sun is setting upon that And although THE JUDGE IS SUF-“ vile land, and presents an object not a “ FICIENTLY STERN,AND SELDOM" little disagreeable. " ACQUITS WHEN HANGING IS

“ Your's truly, “NECESSARY, the only fear I have is, “ Dover, May-day. • A, YOUNG." " that when the Jury is impannelled, the Addressed" GAMALIEL LLOYD, Esg. ""Blues” may gain the ascendancy. In Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk." "short, I pressed the matter so 'much Now, the reader will bear in mind, that

upon their senses, that if any one of Mr. Binns would probably have had " the three is chosen, I think something these three men amongst his jurors, if Mr.

may be done. These three men have LLOYD had not made the letter of the

gained their good fortunes by farming, Reverend Gentleman known. This let" and I think they are NOW thoroughly ter is an instance of the length, to which “sensible THAT THEY WOULD LÖSÉ men went at the time when Mr. Binns "EVERY SHILLING BY ACQUIT. was prosecuted ; and when he left Eng“ TING THESE FELONS. I have seen, land. Can any just man say, then, that “Sir, that detested shore, that atrocious he blames Mr. BINNS for seeking an " land of despotism, from Shakspeare's asylum in America ? And, if he cannot “cliffs, Calais steeples, and truly I shud- blame him for seeking that asylum, "dered not at the precipice, but by con- can he blame him for acting the part of a "templating the vicinity to me of a mis- patriotic citizen towards his adopted

creant crew of hellions vomiting their im- country; or, rather, towards the country “ potent vengeance, and already satiating which has adopted him? How great so

their bloody appetites upon my country ever may be our sorrow at 'seeing the “Ah, my good Sir, we are safe ; it is arms, and the more powerful pens, of next to a moral impossibility that in Englishmen wielded with such effect too,

Sussex or Kent they could' land in against England, our accusations against "force; the batteries, forts, &c. are so them ought, at any rate, to be confined numerous, that liardly a gun-boat could within the bounds of truth. And, does

escape being blown to atoms. But this foolish and base writer in the Courier “ Ireland, alas! alas! it is lost, Sir, I imagine, that he will, by abusing Mr. "fear it is gone. Here Government are BINNS, and falsely accusing him, dimi, “now expending hundreds of thousands nish the powers of his pen ? Mr. BINNS, "in fortifying what can never be at- safe on the other side of the Atlantic, "tacked; they are fortifying the Castle may, probably, laugh at his calumniator's

with out-works, ravelings, counter- malice; but, if it lias any effect at all on “ scarps, and immense ditches, and they him, that effect must be to make him " are absolutely furrowing under the more zealous in his hostility against Engrocks for barracks ; it is, indeed, a most land. It is a fact, of which I have no “ prodigious undertaking, but absolutely doubt at all, that, if ever our country ex, " useless. It is a pity, indeed it is, periences any serious calamity from the " when money is so much wanted, to see power of America, she will owe no small “it so wantonly wasted, and all done in portion of it to the revenge of men, who “throwing down the cliff'upon the beach. have emigrated from her. The native “Remember me to Mrs. L. and your fa- Americans are brave, ingenious, enterpris"mily, assure her we all expect a re- ing beyond any other people in the world, "publicam visitation here. This county but, still the accession of hundreds of is split into party; but I never enter men of talent, burning with revenge and " the habitation of a yeoman but I see communicatiog that passion to their chilthe sword of its owner suspended; dren, must have dreadful weight in the “GLORIOUS sight! But the militia, o scale of hostility. Is it not, therefore, "Lord! at Horsham, Shoreham, Ash- a species of madness in a man, who af"ford, Battle, Lewes, Brighton, Ring- fects to write on the side of the English "mer, &c. &c. I very seldom meet government, to resort to all the means in

with a sober man, itis nothing but a his power to keep that revenge alive? 14 “ dreary sight of drunkenness. line sol- ) America the paths of political power are

diers in action. their pay, their pay so ! open to all its citizens, adopted as well as



native ; and, is it to be expected, that as it now is by many of those, who we shall not feel the effect of this abuse, called others Jacobins because they spoke whenever that power glides into the hands of it in terms not a hundredth part so opot' those who are thus abused ? America probrious. The 'Tax may be, and is, is now upon the pinnacle of fame. lier now unnecessary; but, lias it changed in power must grow 'till it be great. Eng- principle or in the mode of its collection ? land must and will feel tlie effect of that is it not what it always was? Is it not power; but, it is very unwise to endea- what it was when Sir FRANCIS BORDETT vour to enlist against her the perpetuation described it in the address, which le of that revenge, which might otlerwise noved in the Ilouse of Commons in die away with time,

1812? Has it become more crucl, more oppressive, more inquisitorial, more par

tiel, moic t;rumical than it was then? « MURDER! MURDER?Has it chansell its nature, or the mode of “ This is the good old cry against collection danged its effect, since Mr. « cruelty and oppression: never had any CARTER was sent to jaul and fined for

more occasion to raise it than I have. libelling it and the niwasures of taking it “A most ungrateful clamour is raised from him? Whence, then, tiris new dis“against my existence, though in the covery? Whence this liglit, all at once

course of nature my dissolution cannot broken in upei the natioll? If it lie trie, “ be far distant. The English nation is that the taxis, in its very nature tyrana - indebted to me, much, for carrying nical, as it is my called, it follow's, of Lord Wellingto: and his brave troops course, that this notion has been sulmit

through a course of brilliant victories. ting !o tyranny for the lost finty years. “ The naval superiority of England has There is no denying tliis conclusion, “ been sustained by my aid; the Ameri- if the premises bc true; and therecan nary has hid its head under the fore, I wonder how

look waters of its own harýcurs at the op- each other in the fare, while they proach of my pouer: and yet meetings are passing such resolutions.-' le truth

are now holding in mauy parts of Euk is, that the fall of Napuleou is the hardest “ land at which I am stigmatized as cruel. blow that our Taring system ever felt. It

opressive; as most tyrannical and iniqui- is now impossible to make people believe, tous. Now, considering the very impor- that immense fieets and armies are neces“ tant services I have rendered the country, sary. And, at the same tinic, prices having “this, I agażn say, is most ungrateful. In been reduced nearly one half by opening “ speaking of me, nothing extenuate nor this island to the exports of a country " set down aught in malice. Let the bles- wliere the taxes are comparatively trifin.

sings I have conferred, as well as tlie the receipt at the Exchequer must ditrouble I have occasioned, he remen- minish without even any diminution of the “ bered. Without me, Buonaparte might, number of taxes. The peace is, as I “ tliis day, perhaps, have been master of said it would be, a sort of ferníution in “ England and Sovereign of the World. England. The people are sore. They " It is most unhandsome as well as un- were drunk last June and July. The

grateful to kick and cuff, to insult and drunken fit is over. and they are now in " fraduce me,the moment it is supposcd my a state of lassitude and pain : acliiyg “aid can be dispensed with,

heads and empty purses.---The whole of “La

the achievements of the Property Tax “ THE PROPERTY Tax." have not, however. been named ly the The above is taken from the COURIER Courier, who has overlooked grands of of the 18th instant; and, it must be con- public money, sinccures, the misturatiya fessed, the complaint of poor Property of the Pope and the Inquisitivi, and Tax is not altogether unfounded, though inauy others, it pretends too far, when it talks of inaking the “ American Navy hide its head," | ĻORD ÇOCHRANĚ AND THE LEGION and of keeping Napoleon out of England,

OF IONOUR. which the people could have done withi- The following article appeared in the out a Property Tax fuil as well, at least, storniny Chronicle of Wednesday last :as with it. It is, however, very amusing “ Yesterday a Chapter of the Oriler of to hear this tax so outrageously abused " tlie Bath was lield, at two o'clock,

lam, fc.

“the Prince's Chamber, Westminster, at " loughby Gordon, Knight of the Bath," “ which were present-His Royal Higlie in his ever to be remembered examina"ness the Duke of York, asGrand Master; tion on Mrs. Clarhe's affair with the br“the Rev. Dr. Vincent, Dean of West- loved Frederick. I suppose this is one of “minster, Dean of the Order; the Right his “ achievements." Loep COCHRANE's “ Hon. Sir David Dundas, Sir George H. are, indeed of a very ditlerent Order. The " Barlow, and Sir Richard Strachan; the expression which the representatives of "Genealogist, Sir George Nayler; the our most revered Regent, the Right Hon“ Deputy Bath King of Arus, Francis ourable Henry Canning, thought proper * Townsend, Esq. and the Gentleman to apply to the American navy, when he " Usher of the Scarlet Rod, G. F. Beltz, described it as hearing a few " bits of " Esq. all in their robes.--The object of " striped hunting,” cannot but bring to " the Meeting being merely to communi every man's recollection the extraordinary "cate to the Chapter the measures ubich achieveinents” which vessels, bearing " had been adopted for the DEGRADA- this “ striped bunting," have performed "TION of Lord Cochrane, and the ex- over our, hitherto reckoned, invincible pulsion of his banner and achierements navy. One of these bits of red ribbon, " from king Ilenry the Screnth's Cha- which decorate the knights commanders

pel, the Chupier adjourned soon after of the new order, is, I understand, on 'three o'clock."-So then ;-- the new le- the way to Lisbon, as a reward für gion of Ilonour have held their first this statesman's elegant, and witty, and meeting, or “ Chapter," as they call it; novel designation of the American navy. and, in a manner perfectly consistent | The list of his “ achievements” must with their most honourable intentions, then be put up in Westminster Abbey; they have commenced their proceedings and no doubt they will occupy, with with communicating on the important per aliar grace and effect, the niche vasubject of having expelled Lord Cochcated by the “ expulsich and degradaRANE from their horourable Orvler," rion of Lord Cochrane," which the and turned out his banner and Achieve." Chapter" of the “honorable Order" ments” from King Henry the Valili's has just assembled, in full' form, to Chapel " Lord Cochrane's Achiere ratiti I confess I should like to see "ments!!!"-- I have carefully looked over this list of our Amhassador's “ Achievethe list of names of this honourable fia

"" nents."

It appears that a grierternity, beginning with his Royal High-laus complaint has been made by ness, our beloved Frederick, the Duke of some of the persons calling themselves Yors, and can discover very sufficient “ Heralds at Arnis," as to a sort of reasons why they should be most anx-intruder, who has been put amongst jous to get rid of any record of LORD them, the Prince Regent, and whose COCHRANE's Achievements.” Cer- peculiar duty, is said to be to manufactainly there is very little relationship ture, in good set ternus, "the Achievebetween them and the achievements of ments” of these" lienorable gentlemen.” the members of this “inost honorable fra- - Now, I think, the whole College of " ternity.” Can any of these men be so Arns, Ilçalds and all, even including silly as to suppose that they have " de- these new intruders, will be rather puzzleri " gradid," as they term it, LORD Coch- to compose the poetical effusion which RANE by this measure? Can they sup- is to decorate Mr. Canning's banner. pose that they have inflicted upon him Fiction is the sonl of poetry. This then one, moment's pain ? Poernen! They will be apoem of first rate merit. I shall savily deceive themselves : Lord Cocu endeavour to obtain a copy of it, and I RANE suffers no regret at quitting the asa shall certainly gratify my readers by girsociation just remodeled. The quilling it to thein as soon as it can be prodrivers at the Ilorse-Guards; the Post-cured. master of the Duke of Wellington; our beloved Frederick's Private Secretary, and

THE CONGRESS. such like gallant men, are certainly little Mr. ÇOBBETT.--I have bitherto ob. fitted for the society of LORD COCHRANE.served no particular notice in your JourThe achievements of these men must nal of the proceedings of the assemblage be, indeed, of a niost curions descrip- of royal and noble negociatiors that wilt I cannot forget“ Sir James 11 il. compose the congress of Vienna. It is said

by that race of expectants who are always Saxony? Does Saxony wish for the apologizing for kingly errors, that there is union? No. Directly the reverse.

Do now a period arrived, when the ambition these liberators of the world, fulfil of monarchs is not tarnished with in-their promise respecting national rights justice; when the sceptre is not supported by outraging them? Could Buonaparte by blood, but by the free and generous have done more than force upon, a applause of the people; when the Liber-country a sovereignty which it hated? ators of France will give peace to the Have not these liberators, according to world, and establish the general tran- the Times and Courier, done still quillity upon

a basis too firm to be more? Have they not deprived Saxony shaken. However ridiculous might ap- of a monarch which it loves? Whom pear the assimilation of absolute monar- has the King of Saxony offended? his chy and impartiality, of policy and jus people? they forgive him. The nations tice, we were still disposed to give them of Europe? What, by entering into credit for generally meaning well; and treaties with Buonaparte? They have we augured from their intentions what all done the same. By adhering to the we might have doubted from their ca- faith of those treaties? Yes. Here pacities. The Courier, and its satellites, lies the real grievance: his adherence now say that we were deceived; that the to his word, his treaty, reproached deliberations of Vienna have unveiled many of them with the breach of theirs: their motives, and that personal advan- lie had received benefits from the hands tage seems the general and the only point of Napoleon, and did not think it conon which they proceed to argue. Whe-sistent or honest to betray him. The ther our newspaper press be correct or example he had before his eyes, did not not in ascribing these motives to the convince. He exhibited the phenomeAllied Sovereigns, it is not my province non of a sovereign who did not think to decide. To time, which tries all convenience a sufficient reason for false; things, it must be left to settle this. 1 hood. The Times, I observe, talks of cannot, however, refrain from remarking, conquest, as giving the negotiating mothat the infamous partitioning of Poland narchs the right of disposing of the in the first instance, gave to the revolu- fate of Saxony, and of transferring the ționary leaders of France an example Saxons, like cattle, to a master they and a fair justification for proceeding in dislike. Would it have been advisable a similar manner; and I should not be to talk of the conquest of their counsurprised if the seeds of another, and try to those Saxon soldiers who joined a more tremendous revolution, were the ranks of the allies at the battle of now sowing upon the continent, by the Leipsig? Would Bernadotte, who placed legitimate monarchs of the way, again himself at their head, and called upon forming treaties of convenience, and them to follow him in the cause of the schemes of personal aggrandisement liberties of Europe; would he have and private advantage. Napoleon really thought it the best method of securing possessed an equal right to Spain, with their aid, by telling them that their Russia to Poland, or Prussia to Saxony country would be treated as a conquered If these projected annexations shall take province? But Prussia must have inplace, let us hear no more of the ty demnity ? Indemnity for what? For the ranny, or the injustice of the Empe- loss of Hanover, which she received ror of France. It has been very well re- fron Buonaparte to wink at the ruin of marked, that Calvin was far more cruel | Austria? For the loss of her own prothan the Catholics whom he so abus- vinces in the war with Buonaparte which ed ; because, alive to the condemna- she herself provoked? Are these the tion of their cruelty, he equalled its claims of Prussia to the annexation of vilest enormity. Why then, if what is Saxony? Can her best friends assign said of these sovereigns be true, are any other? Would the worst of her enethey less guilty than the victim of their mies desire any more? Have the Times efforts? Why is the conduct which in and Courier no recollection of their Buonaparte was so universally execrated own consolation at the ruin of the into be tolerated, or approved, in them?fidel House of Brandenburgh? Have This cannot be justice; this surely is not they so soon forgot their pious remarks generosity, But why must Prussia haye upon the judgment wbicho attended the

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