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was hissed, who said that he hated the lished as yours. But, Sir John, why do Americans, and who called them the you HATE the Americans? You cannot, slaves of the French Government. And surely, hate them because they pay their why, good Sir Jolin, do you hate the President only about six thousand pounds Americans ? What have they done to a year, not half so much as our APOTHEyou ? You say, that they are the slaves CARY GENERAL receives. You, surely, of the Governnient of France ; but you cannot hate them because they do not do not find it convenient to produce any pay in the gross amount of their taxes proof of what you say. This, Sir John, as much as we pay for the mere collecis one of the old state falsehoods of the tion and management of ours. You, Times newspaper, which you are retailing surely, cannot hate them because they at second-hand like a Grub-street pedlar. keep no sinecure placemen, and no You are, in this instance, a poor crawl- pensioners, except to such as have ac. ing imitator of a wretched grinder of paid- tually rendered them services, and to for paragraphs. Prove, or attempt to them grant pensions only by vote of prove what you say. Attempt, at least, their real representatives.' You, surely, to prove, that the Americans are the cannot hate them because, in their couña slaves, or have been, the slaves of the try, the press is really free, and truth French; or, you must be content to go cannot be a libel. You, surely, cannot about saddled with the charge of having hate them because they have shewn made an assertion, without being either that a cheap government'is, in fact, the able or willing to shew it to be true. I strongest of all governments, standing in assert,, that the Americans were not, in no need of the troops or of treason laws any shape ordegree, subservient to France. to defend it in times even of actual I assert, that they all along acted the part invasion. You may, indeed, pity them of a nation truly independent. I assert, because they are destitute of the honour that they, in no case, 'shewed a partiality of being governed by some illustrious for the Government of Napoleon. if family; because they are destitute of any proof were wanted of their having Dukes, Royal and others, of Most Noble placed no reliance upon France, we have Marquises, of Earls, Viscounts and Bait in the fact, the fact so honourable, so rons; because they are destitute of glorious to them, and so unfortunate for Knights of the Garter, Thistle and Bath, us; I mean the fact of their continuing Grand-Crosses, Commanders and Comthe contest after Napoleon was put down, panions; because they are, in spite of and still, as firmly as before, refusing to the efforts of the Massachusetts'intriguers, give up to us one single point, though still destitute of Illustrious Highnesses, they saw us allied with all Europe, and Right Honourables, Honourables, and though they saw the whole of our mon- Esquires ; because they are destitute of strous forcé directed against them, having long robes and big wigs, and see their no other enemy to contend with. This lawyers, of all ranks, in plain coats of proves that they placed no reliance upon grcy, brown, or blue, as chance may France. When they declared war, they determine ; because they are destitute saw us with a powerful enemy in Europe. of a Church established by law and of Upon that circumstance they, of course, tythes: you, nay, indeert, pity tbe Recalculated, as they had a right to do ; publicans on these accounts; but, Sir but, when that enemy, contrary to their John, it would be cruel to hate them. expectation, was put down all of a sud- To hate is not the act of a Christian, des, and the whole of our enormous force and very illy becomes a man like yourwas bent against America, she was not in- self, who has been a hero, a perfect dratimidated. She still set us at defiance; gon, in combating the anti-christian prinshe faced us; she fought us; and, at the ciples of the French Revolution. Pity, end of a few months, instead of receiving the Americans, Sir John. Forgive them, a Vice Roi at Washington, as we had Sir John. Pray for them, Sir John. But been told she would, she brought us to do not hate them, thou life and formake peace with her without her giving up tune defender of our holy religion. Pray to us one single point of any sort
. Deny that they may speedily have a King and this, if you can, Sir Jolin; and, if yoly Royal Family, with a Commander in Chief cannot, answer to the people of Somerset and Field Marshals ; that they may have for the specch, which the Times luis pub-la Civil List and Sinecures; that they may Dilims.
have Lords, Dukes, Grand-Crosses, sin slavery; and, that, therefore, it is imClergy, Regular Army, and tythes ; pray possible to believe, that the people of for these things, in their behalf, as long Russia, and Germany, and Hungary, are, as you please; pray that the Americans not all perfectly free! I dare say, that may have as good a government as we Mr. Dickinson said a great deal more Lave; but, because they have it not, do upon the subject, and produced facts not hate them. I was really very happy as well as arguments to prove, that Mr. to perceive, that you were hissed for this Hunt's motion was an unjust attack sentiment, at the County Meeting. I upon those powers; and, I confess, that was happy to perceive it, because it was it would be a great treat to me to see a sign, that the people of England are those facts upon paper. coming to their senses upon this the most MR. BINNS, e publisher in Philadelimportant of all subjects. Why could phia.-In the COURIER of a few days you not have expressed yourself in terms, back, there appeared an article from an less hostile to every generous and humane American paper, pointing out some of feeling? I confess, that Mr. Hunt's mo- the means, which the government of that tion, though if he thought it true, he was country ought to employ to annoy and right in making it, might fairly be objected injure England ; and, the Courier, at the to by any one who thought differently. But, head of the article, observes, that it is you might have reprobated the endeavour taken from a paper, published by one to describe England as not free, (if you Binns, who was engaged in “ the regarded her as being free) without say-“ TREASONABLE plot of O'Connor." ing that you hated the Americans. This The article contained a very urgent reit was, that shocked the meeting, and, commendation to the Congress to pass accordingly it hooted you, as appears efficient laws for providing comfortable from the report, as published even by means of subsistence for English dethe Times newspaper,
Every effort serters ; and also to pass laws for the ought now to be made to produce recon- destruction of English commerce by Ameciliation with America; and, you appear rican privateers. Now, it does, and it to have done all that you were able to do, must give one pain to see an Englishman to perpetuate the animosities engendered exerting, with so much zeal, his talents and by the war. Mr. DickINSON managed the powerful means of the press against his opposition to the motion more adroitly. bis native country, that country being He observed, that the holy-war Powers, ours as well as his, and containing, as now in Congress at Vienna, were," he had we know it does, so many excellent inconsiderable reason to believe," engaged dividuals, such a mass of industry, inin an effort to unrivet the chains of the tegrity, and virtue of every sort, But, African slave, and, therefore, he could let us be just : let us look at the other not consent to any motion that might side ; let us consider the cause of this seem to glance against their people being hostility in Mr. BINNS; and every canfree. So, Mr. DICKINSON concluded, did man, though he may still, and will it seems, that, if the “ sacred-cause" still be sorry to see, that England has powers should settle upon some general such powerful enemies (for a press really prohibition against the increase of slaves free is all power) in her own children, in the West Indies, there cannot possibly will be less disposed, I do not say to remain any thing like slavery in Russia, blame, but certainly less disposed to abuse Prussia, Poland, Germany, Bohemia, Mr, Binns. This malignant writer calls Transylvania, Sclavonia, Italy, Spain, or him a TRAITOR, This is false, He Portugal. I should like to have heard was, indeed, tried on a charge of High the chain of argument, through which Treason; but, though the greatest talents this member for Somerset arrived at such were employed against him, he was found a conclusion from such premises. I sup- to be “NOT GUILTY," and was, aopose that it must have been something cordingly, DISCHARGED by the Judge. in this way: That the " sacred-cause” He was taken up in virtue of a warrant powers are all perfectly sincere in their from the Secretary of State, the Habeas professions ; that, being so, it is impos- Corpus Act being then suspended ; he sible to believe, that they would shew so was imprisoned in the Tower; he was much anxiety for the freeing of the Afri- conveyed , to Maidstone to be tried ; he fans, while they held their owo subjects was there declared to be NOT GUILTY, and was discharged; and then he quitted 1" 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 lhe with him the recollection of what he had “ coach for him. And this depoactually undergone, and of the risks that “ rent further saith, that the mother be 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 curious " the Jurors mentioned in the said letter fact, relating to this point, came out on “ to whom he had spoken, as stated ją Mr.. BINNs's trial. Mr. PLOMER, who " the said letter, but Ire refused to comis now the Vice Chancellor, was a Counsel " ply with her said request, whereupon
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 impánnelled, he applied to the Court" torney, and a relation of his as to what to have read the following AFFIDAVIT “ would be best for hiin to do, and to and LETTER, which Letter, as the reader “ act accordingly, to which he the said will see, was written by a Clergymán of " Arthur Youny seemed to this deponent the Church of England, named ARTHUR " to assen
. 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
“GAMALIEL LLOYD." Mr. GURNEY.
“ DEAR SIR,-1 dined yesterday with “KENT TO WIT.-- The King against three of the Jurymen of the Blackburn *James O'Corigly otherwise called "Hundred, who have been summoned to ** Jantes Quigley otherwise called James “ Maidstone to the trial of O'Connor and *** John Firey, Arthur O'Connor, Esq. Co.; and it is not a little singular, that " John Binns, John Allen, and Jeremiah" pot 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. " this county, nor to any of the Quarter *munds, in the county of Suffolk, Esq. “ Sessions (excepting the Slidsummer) for * maketh oath and saith, that he this de-"
“ more than fifty 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 my elo* ceived letters and correspouded with quence to convince them how abse" the said Arthur Young, and that be " 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 TELONS SHOULD * ting of, the said Arthur Young: And “ SWING. I represented tomiem, that ** this deponent further saith, that he is the acquittal of Hardy and Co. laid " saw and conversed with the said Ar- "the foundation of the present coaspi*thur Young on the 19th day of May“ racy, the Manchester, London Corresis instant; after this Deponent had been pouding, &c. &c. i urged then, by "served with a writ of sabpæna rcquiring all possible means in my porer, TO * his attendance at Maidstone, in the " HANG THEM TIROUGH MERCY,
comity of Kent, on the 21st day of “ a momento to others; that bad the borce May instant, with the said annexed let." others liave suffered, the deep laid con* ters, upon which occasion this depo- "spiracy which is coming to light would “nent informed the said Arthur Young “ liave been pecessarily crushed in its it?*r that he was so subpænaed for the " fancy. These, with other
argu* purpose aforesaid, and urged the said "ments, I pressed, with a view that they \ Arthur Young to come to Maidstone“ should into Court growedly deter"aforesaid, and meet the charge, and" mined in their perdict, NO MATTER "extenuate his fault in the best way le "WHAT THE EVIDENCE, Ay igno
“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-huill opposite as ever was “O'Connor did this to my knowledge. seen. 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, Esq. « « 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 LOSÈ 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 sliore, 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 inn- country; or, rather, towards the country
potent vengeance, and already satiating which has adopted him ? How great so " their bloody appetites upou my country. ever may be our sorrow at seeing the “ Ab, my good Sir, we are safe ; it is arms, and the more powerful penis, 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 “ forte; the batteries, forts, &c. are so them ought, at any rate, to be contined “numerous, that hardly 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, dini. “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 has any effect at all on
scarps, and immense ditches, and they bim, that effect must be to make him “are absolutely furrowing under the more zealous in his hostility against Eng“ rocks 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,
publican 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 communicating that passion to their chil. " the sword of its owner suspended; dren, must have dreadful weight in the
GLORIOUS SIGHT! But the militía, 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, 'tis nothing but a his power to keep that revenge alive ? In
dreary sight of drunkenness. Finę sol- America the paths of political power are "diers in action their pay, their pay so I 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
1812? Has it become more cruel, more
tial, more tyrannical than it was then ? * MURDER! MURDER!”
Has it changed its nature, or the mode of “ This is the good old cry against collection changed its effect, since Mr. “ cruelty and oppression: never had any Carter was sent to jaol and fined for
more occasion to raise it than I have. libelling it and the measures of taking it "A most ungrateful clamour is raised from him? Whence, then, this pew dis
against my existence, though, in the covery? Whence this light, all at once
course of nature my dissolution cannot broken in upou the nation ? 11 it be true, “ be far distant. The English nation is that the tax is, in its very nature. tyran* indebted to me, much, for carrying wical, as it is now called, it follows, of "' Lord Wellington and his bravc troops course, that this nation has been submit" through a course of brilliant victories. ting to tyranny for the last twenty years, ** The naval superiority of England has There is no denying this conclusion, " been sustained by my ais; the Ameri- if the premises be true; and there“can navy has 'hid its head under the fore, I wonder how men look “ waters of its own harbours at the ap Leach other in the face, while they
proach of my power: and yet meetings are passing such resolutions. The trutlı
are now holding in many parts of Eng-is, that the fall of Napoleon is the bardust " land at which I am stiginutized as cruel, blow that our Taxing system ever felt. It " ópressive; as most tyrannical and iniqui- is now impossible to make people believe, “ tous. Now, considering the very impor- tliat immense tiecțs and armies are neces“tant services I have rendered the country, sary. And, at the same time, prices having " this, I again say, is most ungrateful. In been reduced nearly one half Ly opening
speaking of me, nothing extenuate nor this island to the exports of a couutry “ set down aught in malice. Let the bles- where the taxes are comparatively tridling,
sings I have conferred, as well as the the receipt at the Exchequer must di1." trouble I have occasioned, be remen- minish without even any dimioutiqu of the '“ bered. Without me, Buonaparte might, number of taxes. The peacę is, as. I “ this day, perhaps, have been master of said it would be, a sort of Revolution 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 “ traduce me, the moment it is supposed my a state of lassituđe and pain : acling " aid can be dispensed with.
heads and empty purses. The whole of “ I am, &c. the achievements of the Properiy Tax. “ THE PROPERTY Tax." have not, however been named by the The above is taken from the COURIER Courier, who has overlooked grants of of the 18th instant; and, it must be con- public money, sinecurcs, the restoration fessed, the complaint of poor Property of the Pope and the Inquisition, and Tax is not altogether infounded, though many others. it pretends too far, when it talks of niaking the “: American Navy hide its head," LORD COCHRANE AND THE LEGION and of keeping Napoleon out of England,
OF HONOUR. which the people could have done with- The following article appeared in the out a Property Tax full as well, at least, Morning Chronicle of Wednesday last:as with it. It is, however, very amusing “ Yesterday a Chapter of the Order of : to hear this tax so outrageously abused ! the Bath was held, at tiro o'clock, at