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one must remember, was the corner stone you chose for applying to him the hatetul of the creed of Price, Paine, O'Connor, and character, which Kotzebue drew of Pizarro, all their disciples; por, ought it ever to be and for contrastiog the “ HOVENTURER, forgotten, that it was for endeavouring to " whom his own army frared," with the be. eradicate the pernicious effects of this re- loved MONARCH whom we served from bellious king-killing creed, that you car- affection :” this was the time, that you ried on, against Mr. Reeves, a persecution chose for representing Buonaparté as fired voparalleled in the annals of British juris- with inordinate ambition, as a plunderer, a prudence. It is not strange that a member devastator, a hypocrite, a mercenary and of the “ Constitutional Society" and the
bloody villain. Now mark, Sir, the defounder of the “ Friends of the People;' scription which you drew of him twelve that the humble imi:ator of Marat, and the months afterwards, when the aspect of suorn friend of O'Connor; it is by no things had changed ; when our expedition means strange, that such a person should, to Holland had failed, and our Russian for the sake of inculcating the doctrine of auxiliaries had been left behind, priCashiering kings, sacritice all dramatic pro. sovers of war; when Massena had totally priety of character; but, it is stronge, that routed the combined armies of Austriais the ambiguous applause of the galleries, and and Russians in Swisserland; and when the corrupt praises of the newspapers,
Buonaparıé himself, through a series of should ever have made pass for loyalty, most fortunate and unexpected adventures, those principles, which, if acied upon,
had arrived at the Consular dignity, and would compel his Majesty's successors to
had confirmed bis power by the signal and extend the throne, if they ascended it at all, decisive victory of Marengo. At this mofrom the hostings of Covent Garden, or ment, when he presented himself to the of sone other place, where “ the choice of world in the new character of an usurper, the people" might be made known : that this covered with the blood of his prisoners of stould pass for attachment to the king and war and of his owo sick soldiers, and, at his royal progeny is, indeed, a most shocking The same time, crowned with laurels won proof of the national cullibility. ---As 10 from ihe allies of your country; at this mo. the application, too, of the fable of Pizarro, ment, when not only every faithful Briton, it must not be forgotten, that, in spite of but every honest and honourable man upon your " murder of the Spaniard and history tartb, must have viewed him with haired and
at a blow," as Mr. Datton very well es- wiib horror ; at this very moment it was presses it, the Peruvians, whom, in this in- that your mind experienced a change in bis starce, you make the representatives of the favour, and that your “ true English fuelinghio Engi:sh, were noieriously conquered by an
burst forth in a manner.si hich, I trust, will " adventurer;" and, Mr. Roila will have nerer be forgotten, either by our Sovereign the goodness to excuse me, if, as far as I or his subjecis.---" W bat,” said you, has am concerned, I beg leave to disclaim bis “ been the species of abuse, with wbich comparison of the vultures and the lambs." “ bis” ( Buonaparte's] " character has been
--Before I conclude, it is necessary to ad- “ attacked ? Not merely that he is a bypoBert to ibe time, when the loyal Rolla first s crite, that he is a man devoid of prinmade his appearance before the British pub- ciple, that he is not only divested of molie; tor, in estimating your true English " raiity but of religion alo, professig ferling, time is always a very important cir
" wbaiever mode of faith best answers his -You came forih with this
But, we have seen religion wonderful burst of loyalty and patriotism, “ obtain a 10.erant exemption in her firin the mouth of May, 1799; the real alarm
under the government of this of invasion had long before ceased with " atheists we have seen the faith of trcaBuonaparte's sailing on his Egyptian expe
" ties observed under the government of dition ; Suwarrow was in the midst of bis this pertidious adventurer; the arts and Victorious campaign ; we had just heard of sciences find protertion under this plunBuonaparié's repulse before Acre by that “ derer ; the sufferings of bumanity bave truly English and Christian hero Sir Sidney « been alleviated under this ferocious usure Smith; it was the moment of severest trial per;
the arms of france have been led to the French Republic, which appeared so io victory..by, l.is Tyro ia tie art and fast mouldering to pieces; the spirit of the practice of war! Sir, I contess to you, people rap high, and no other language was os ibat i luck back with ustonishment to so likely to fatter them into a favourable re- .“ the period when thai great general wa, so ception of the piece. This was the time, “ vilely liboslod." [forgetting the plundertbis season of Buonaporić's adversity, that er, !he devastator, 'ine bypocrite, we mer
cenary bloody villain, which you had repre- they are made for you, as the gudgeon sented him in Pizarro' “ I was wont to
made for the pike. Take themn, cram you expect more candour, more elevation of play-house with them, amuse them wil “ sentiment, in an English gentleman. But your tragic puppet-shows, frighten them “ the war has deadened every heroic feeling with your baby-scaring pantomimes: pil " which once gave the tone to the martial them any where, do any thing with them “ spirit of ibis abused country. Unfor- so that you keep them from poiling th “ tunately for us, the French General has arms, eating the provisions, loading the bag
fully proved his title to bervic bonours. gige waggons, and lumbering up the road " Never, since the days of Hannibal bave of the army.-- From he time that the $ such splendid events opened on the world above speech was delivered, till the concluo with such decisive consequences.
sien of ihe preliminaries of peace, you conjus adolescentia ad scientiam rei mili- tinued to extol Buonaparte, and to abuse 6 taris, non alienis præceptis, sed suis
those, who refused to treat will him; parimperiis ; non offensionibus belli, sed ticularly Lord Greaville, to whose “ jnso victoriis; non stipendiis, sed triumphis, "lence," as you thought proper to call it, in
est traducta *! Such is the portrait of rejecting the first overtures of the Consul, “ the man, with whom his Majesty's miuis- you constantly ascribed all the misfortunes
ters have refused to treat! Sir, I may be of the country, not excepting the scarcity of S6 censured for applying such a term as taste corn, and the consequent high price of bread “ to a subject of such importance; but it
After the conclusion of the peace, the man.. does appear to me, that the changes pro
ner in which you spoke of your hero, was “ duced in the feelings of men, with respect
very equivocal, till just before the last pro" to their admiration of exalted or distin. rogation of Parliament. During, as I be" guished characters, in a great measure,
fure observed, seven of the most momentous are to be attributed to the taste and wet ks ever known to the British Parliafashion ibat prevails. These are not tiones ment, you said not one word.
When every o when KINGS have any reason to be proud
measure of importance had been completed, “ of their wealth or superior power. The
when the people became loud againsi Buo“ admiration of mankind is not confined to
naparté, then came you with your " the character of Kings: the world has
Thanks in the House, and your speech of « had a lesson of the effects of their ambi.
Rolla out of doors. And, I must not be “ tion. Buonaparté has shown his country
told, that you came forward in a time of " that his object is to maintain bis power
danger; for, according to your own opiby the moderation of his government; and
nion, as delivered in the debate on the Vote " I must hope, that, when he has achieved
of Thanks, the danger was over.
You said, b the liberty of France, he will impart to it
on shat occasion, that Mr. Windham, byl
of " all the blessings and happiness of civilized speaking contemptuously of the courage
peace. It must be in the recollection of the people and the means of the country 66 the House, how much stress was laid on
(which, by the by, he never did), had“ led " the conduct of his man, with regard to
" Boonaparté into a scrape;" that the Cop“ the success of any negotiations for termi. sul was now repenting of his rasbness, that
he was himself afraid of us; and, like Sir
, and given proofs “ of the security and permanence, with which
, John Bull: our government might conclude a treaty “ An I had thought him valiant I would " with him?"- - There, Sir; I will quote
“ have seen him dainned ere I would have not further. If I did not despise that rab
challenged him.” This was the light in ble of volunteers, to whom you so as
which you viewed the state of things : 100 siduously pay your court, and who are proud thought Buonaparte in a serape;" For of your flatteries, I should throw away a few
perceived, that the « taste and fashion" of guineas in causing this extract to be print
the times were changed again; that they had ed, and pasted up about the town, by the
taken a decided run against the Consul
, and -side of Mr. Rolla's address. But, 10; let
that, unless you pressed forward, you would these committee soldiers be still deceived :
be too late. Thus have you chopped backs
ward and forward just as your popularity * Whose youth was led in military pursuits,
and interest dictated. When Buonaparté not by the precepts of others, but by the dictates was in adversiiy, in 1799, and when the po of his owo mind; not by the accidents of war, but pular cry was against him, then you were by victories; 103 by the prospect of pecuniary re- against him : when Buonaparte rose upon ward, but by the love of glory.
the ruins of the Austrian, the Russian, and
e naring war; but, bas he not suficiently Andrew Agoecheck in the play, was able!
ibe British army, then you were in his fa- meant to assert, although he certa'n'y las vour, and joined your voice to the public not done so in direct terms, that tbry AD). clamour for peace with him : but, when HERED TO this resolution, I shall staie to events bad again roused the people against the Public a few plain facts from which a him, and when you thought him " in a judgment may be formed, how far they de" scrape," then you returned to your hosti- serve that character of practical reforiners, lity, and actually drew forth, and played off, with which be has endeavoured to invest in open day-light, the very same bombastia them.--I shall confine myself to transaccal abuse which you had before poured tions which took place in the county of down upon his devoted head. When he was Kent, where I was “a near observer," where " in a scrape," in 1799, he was Pizarro; government, as such, possess a more extenwhen he was crowned with laurels, in 1800, sive influence than in any other county ; he was Hannibal; when he was, as you where the present minister posses-es no inthought, at least, in anotber" scrape” in fluence but what he derives fr m bis situa1903, then he became Pizarro again. I tion, and where that influence was openly wish, Sir, he may continue Pizarro; but, if and systematically exerted at every contested the present ministers remain in power, and election, where it could be exerted with ef. if you and rours remain unprovided for, be fect.--At the election for the county of will, I greatly fear, becomie Haonibal again, | Kent, the influence of government was at and you his fulso e panegyrist. In what first exerted in farour of Sir Edward Koatchform of words you may dress up your next bull and Sir William Geary, the old menieulogium on him, it is difficuli io foretel; bers; when it became evident from the state but
, that you should pronounce such an of the poll that Mr. Honeywood's election eulogium, and that in a very short space of was secure, it was then exerted against Sir tine too, would certainly be most surprising | William Geary, although that gentleman to those who are the least acquainted with had given to ministers a liberal and honourthe operation of your " true English feel- able support from their first entrance into of. * ing." —Yei, Sir, amidst the notoriety fice. This interference was afierwards most of facts like these it is, that you have the te- unequivocally confessed and avowed by the merity to challenge a public examination of Chancellor of the Exchequer himself.-yoor conduct, wbile the bireling news-wri- | The city of Rochester was canvassed, some ters, whose praiges are paid for by an admis- months before the election, by Admiral Sir sion to your theatre, have the audacity to as. Richard King, who in the plainest terms sert, tbat, “amongst all the aberrations of described himself as the candidate sent
parties and the vicissitudes of events, Mr. down by government --It appears from “Sheridan has been pro patria semper.!" I the address of Mr. Fector, a gentleman uf bave taken up the gauntlet; I have accept- undoubted honour and veracity, 10 ihe elec. ed the challenge; I have entered on the tors of Dover, that Mr. Huskisson stood examination ; and, Sir, in spite of all the for that town on the interest of government, falsehoods of your typographical adherents, and I am credibly informed, ani believe it you and I part not, ill your public charac- will not be denied, that Mr. HiLEY AD. ter be safely placed beyond the reach of all DINGTON wrote a letter to Sir SIDNEY those numerous accidents, to which the loose Smith, expressive of the astonishment of gosheets of the diurnal prints are exposed.-- vernment, that his brother, Mr. Spencer I am, Sir, &c. &c.
W21. CORBETT. Smith, should offer bimself in opposition 19 Duke Street, 10/h Sep. 1803.
the candidate supported by ministers.-
government is greater than in any other TO THE EDITOR.
borough in the kingdom, the powers of ofSIR, I have read with much surprise fice were exerted to an unprecedented ex. the following paragraph in the TREASURY tent: not only were places and employoients PAMPHLET (which has been circulated with of all kinds offered 10 the electors by inte60 much industry, and by such extraordina. rior partizans, but Mr. Sa gent himself, who Ty means), entitled CURSORY REMARKS
was one of the government candidates, and opon the State of Parties. “A great part at that time a member of the board of w of the sunmer of 1802, was taken up Ordnance *, promised, while he was on his " with the general election ; in which the canvass, Mr. Pellati, one of the electors, tu " ministers had taken the SINGULAR re. " solution of using no influence or interference * lie is now one of the Secretaries to the Tie" wbalsoever." As I presume the writer $ity.
procure his vessel to be taken into the ser.
TUBLIC PAPER. vice of the ordnance. ---That I may not be suspected of stating the transaction un
Extrart form the Register of the PROCEEDINGS Of the
COUNCIL OF STATE OF THE ITALIAN KETUBLIC, fairly, I will state it in his own words by
on the :6 hof sugust 1303. subjoining, in a potr below, authentic copies Tue COUNCIL OF STATE, on the derree of the of two of his own letters in Mr. Pellait and President of the Republic, for aiming ard defend. his son subsequent to his promiet.
ing the sea-cuasi; on the report o' de winter of
Warselative to the hostilities and musics comAfter the rlection, all the labourers on the
mitted gainst the territories, ships, and property ordvance gun wharf at Sheerness, who had of the Republic; on the official ncies relative to voird against the government candidates, the disposition of the British Governmeni towards togeiher with a labourer 10 the store-house the Republic; and on the report of the minister in the deck yard, were dismissed; the latter
of exterior relations, concerning the recolle proots
of friendship and consideraton isen by the was informed by ommissioner Coffyn in
French Covernment to the Republic, as well as direct terrain, ibai he was dismissed because the measures taken in its favour, with the Regenhe hd soit d fr Mr. Prinsep and Mr. av of Tunis, and in including is in the treaty with Moore. illian Pouiter, a superannuated
the Satavian Republic; considering that the sinlabourer in the rockyard, and Thomas
cerity, dignity, and interest of the Republic re
quire the most prompt and energetic measures, Mo ley who had bern frmerly an ordnance that policy, national faith, and the gratitude due labourer, and on account of BLINDNESS to the First Consul, oblige the Republic to contri but heen placed on the charily list at live bure by all the means in its power to the success shunins per week, by a board order in De
of the just war now waged by Fran e again:
Great Britain; acknowledging the necessity of cumber 1799 were deprived of their respec
the immediate execution of the said decree of the tive allowances ver soon after the clition.
President, and of a vigorous co-operation in the - Three circumstances of unexampled support of the common cauce,-DECREZS,- ist. violence and severity, have since been re
Ihat the government will take the most effective presided w thout effect o the Chancellor
metures to defend the territory, properey, and in
habirints of the Republic from the hostility of the of the Exebe quer, by a gentleman u bo is
English – 2d. The government is authorised to an clecior of the borough ---I shall make conceit measures with tive French government, for no comments on the facts, which I have building and arming in the pores ot France, at the stared, and which I shall be ready, when
expense of the lialian Republic, 2 frigates and 12
jun-bats, to be at the disposal of the First Conever called on, fully to substantiate.
sul, during the war. DETECTOR.
Melzi, Vice President. Sept. 8, 1803.
Paradizi, Finavoli, Luzzi, Moscuri, Güuccioli
" Boariri Ordnaree, May 18, 1802. " SIR,
-We filirl, upin inquiry, that, if the « vessel, which you wish to have ai Chatham,
was established immediat.ly', that it would, per“ haps, give offence to many of our other friend's “al Queenborough; we think, therefore, i would “ he heiter to deier it for three or four weeks, ull
after the elec'ion. I think you can have no objec" iion to this, as the time is so short, and cannot 46 make much difference. You may depend upon
it being done at that sime; and put on the foot“ing which you desire,- -I am, Sit, your si obliged humble servani. J. SARGENT." Mr, F. Peliatt.
Larington, May 21, 1822. Sir, I am just favoured with your levier, " and am sorry to find that the proposal which I * made
10 you of deferring the establi hing " the vessel at Chatham till AFTER TUE ELEC
TION, does not meet your concurrence. It really “ appears to me that it would he attended with 6 advant.gelocUR CAU;F; boue as you insist upon " the performance of THE ENGAGEMENT diricily, « I shall certainly make good MY PROM! I, and “ will im leiately wrie to Mr. Crow that the
thing may be carried into execution, agreeable " per pour wisles."--lan, Sir, your obedient humble speegel,
JOHN SARGENT, M. F. Peliunt
FOREIGN OFFICIAL PAPERS. Decree of the FRENCH GOVERNMENT prih:liting the (ntry ni all vesils a hich naz'e TOUCHED at ENG
L'ORTS. Duted Ant voip, I hav sider,
Decree of the FRENCH GOVERNMENT, conferiment de re
ceptiin of BRITISA FLAGS OF TRUCE 10 th Barot AUDIERNE. Dated sintief, l Thermi.ior, on li.
The Government of the Republic devices: That from the date of the publication of the present decree, no English flag of truce, whether it be a packct, or any other, shall be received in any French por: between Brest and the mouth of the Schodt, inclusive. The flags of cruce shall be received only in the Bay of Audierne, near Brescia The Minister of the interior, and the Minister of Marine, are charged with the execution of this decree. (Sigoed) Buonararte.
H. B. MARET, scc.
Decree of the French GOVERNMENT, regulating the terred.- --Your Grace will have the goodness to
size ofrk' BOAT , Anithe age and number of MEN, ro point out to the Board of Ordnance, with precibe employed in the FT: HER1E5.-Dated ontwerp, i sion, to what places and into whose charge these Tarrador, An. 11.
arms shall be delivered; and it is particularly reThe Government of the Republic decrces :- quested that your Grace will take such precauThat an embargo he laid on all fishing boats, tions as may be necessary in communicatabove the burthen of seven tons; the boars under ing with the general offices commanding in the seven tons alone shall continue to fish. The crews district, io insure that proper care is taken of of the boats that are permited to fish shall consist then till delivered to the respective corps; and cniy of seamen who have reached the age which is that the commanler of cach eorps is duly made esempted from the maritime conscription, or of responsible for their sate custody, proper distribus young persons under the age of 15. The boats tion, and accura e re-delivery when called upon that are permitted to fish shall not go more than a for that purpose boy regular authority.--When I Icague from the coast. All the seamen who de- shall be favoured by your Grace with accurate reyote themselves to fishing, shall receive passes, turns of the amount and description of the whole describug the route by which they are to travel, Volunteer force in the county of
, I flattor and take them to the military posts of the Repub- myself that I shall be enabled in due time to direct lic, where they shall be employed, and paid ac- a further issue for the use of such corps or comcardig to their rank in the service. The Minis. panies as may remain unprovided. It is, hove ter of the Marine is charged with the execution of ever, considered to be highly de:irable that the this decrce.
(Signed) Buona PARTE several bodies of Volunteers should, in the present H. B. MARET, Sec. moment, be encouraged, under proper precautions,
to supply themselves.- I have the honour to be, Deeree of the FrenCH GOVERNMENT, prohiliring the my Lord, your Grace's most obedient humble exportation of UNDRESSED LEATHER. Dated cint- Servant,
(Signed) C. YORKE. werp, 2: Thermiddir, #n. II.
Lieutenant of the The Government of the Republic decrees :
County of That írom the date of the publication of the present cecree, the exportation of tanned leather, un- Circular Litter from the Rt. Hox. C. YORKE, no che dressed, shall be prohibited.—The Minister of the LORDS LIEUTENANT of COUNTIES, respecting the Interior, and the Minister of Finance, are charged ESTABLISHMENT of VOLUNTEER Corps.-Dared with the execution of this decree.
Whitehali, August 30, 1803.
My Lord, - A great number of letters having
partment, and many having since been received DOMESTIC OFFICIAL PAPERS.
by this the from the Lieutenants of Counties,
respecting offers of Volunteer Corps, or CompaCIACCLAR LETTER from the Rr. Hon. C. YORKE, nies, which, from the extreme pressure of busia
to the LORDS LIEUTESANT of Cumties, respecting ness, there has not been yet time thoroughly to the ARMS for ine VOLUNTEERS.-Dated Whitehall, examine and consider; and being at the same August 30, 1803.
time solicitous to prevent any anxiety or dissatisI have che honour to inform your Grace, that faction which might arise among the persons directions have been given to the Board of Ord. whose zeal and loyally have induced them 10 nance to issue, immediately on your Grace's ap. come forward upon the present occasion; I have plication, such a proportion of arms in the first the honour to acquaint your Lordship, that his instance as, incluiling those already delivered or Majesty is graciously disposed to accept all the retained in the county of
will amount offers which have been recommended by your to one
of its quota of Volunteers, (calcu. Lordship, provided the total number of rank and lating their establishment at six limes the number file to be raised under them, toge her with that of of the original militia), should your Grace find, the corps and companies heretefore accepied and upra investigation, that so large'a number is ai- established, dus nie in the whole exeed the propolisa fually necessary for the effective strength of such of the County, a linised by Lord llobiri's Leitsriof the Volunteers, after making allowance for the quan- 18ın instant, ani thit such offers do not militate against tity of arms which the respective corps may have the regulations of the Defence Act, and the general provided, or may be disposed to provide for them. rules which it has been, or may be found expedie selves. I must request that your Grace will ent to adopi. -As soon as I shall be enabled 100%. furnish me, without delay, with an accurale ico amine, with more particularity, the offers which quia of the number and description of the arms have been transmitied by your Lordship, I shall which have been so retained, delivered, provided, have the honour of communicating his Majesty's or intended to be provided, specifying in whose special directions on the subject. In the mean hands they now are; and that, in making your time, I cannot omit this opportunity of informing demand for arms, you will be careful to distinguish your Lordship, that it is clearly to be understood what proportion is necessary for the supply of that, under the genuinc construction and meaning cavalry and artillery ; sabres and piseols being of the late Acts of Parliament, all Volunteer Corps appropriated for the use of the former, and pikes and Companics to be accepted subsequent to their for the latter. I am also to inform your Grace, passing, should be formed with reference to the that pikes, sufficient to arm the whole number of general militia system. it follows, that no commen serving in the different Volunteer Corps of pany ought to consist of less than sixty privates, Artillery, will be delivered on your Grace's appli- and that no body of infanty can be considered as cation, and specification of the number required; a corps which consists of less than three such and that a further supply of the same nature may companies; and that all smaller assemblages of be had to the full extent of the wants of any other Volunteers, under the above-mentioned Acts, corps wbich may have been or shall liercaiter be within any county, parish, or district, shall be forned, for whose use this weapon may be pre. thrown iaio In iependent companies of not less iban