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- Page copy of Lord Camden's Letter upon the Subject of American Intercourse, upon
which the Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica founded his Order of Council of
- - - - - - , , , -389 Address of the Assembly of Jamaica to His Majesty, upon the Subject of the Prohibition of the Intercourse with America, dated 18th December, 1804 389 Prorogation of the Assembly of Jamaica, 18th December, 1804 - . . 390 Resolutions of Militia Officers, relative to the enlisting Men from the Militia into the Regular Army, 17th March, 1895 - - - - - - 391
Tenth Report of the Commissioners of Naval Inquiry . . - - - - 449 Letter from General Prevost, commanding at Dominica, to the Master of the Slcop Endeavour, relative to the Capture of that Island, dated 24th Fe
bruary, 8o; - - - - - - - - -. . 521 Petition of the Roman Catholics of Ireland, presented to both Houses of Parliament, March 25, 1895 - - - - - - - - - 522 Eleventh Report of the Commissioners of Naval Inquiry - - 602
Resolutions of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Livery men of the City of London, re-
Address presented to the King, by the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common
Naval Inquiry, 3cth April, 1805; together with His Majesty's An wer - 69; Petition against Lord Meiville, presented to the House of Commons 3d May, 1862, from the Electors of Westminster, 694; from the Electors of Southwark, 699; from Salisbury, 696; from the City of London - - - - 698 Circular Letter from Lord Hawkesbuy, Secretary of State, to the Lords Lieutenants of Counties, Ielative to Volunteer Corps, dated April 1, 1895 - - 761 Dispatch from Lieutenant General Sir W. Myers to Lord Camden, relative to the Capture of Dominica by the French - , - 762
Petition against Lord Melville, srom the Borough of St. Albans, 778; sicm the - County of Surrey, 778; from the City of York, 779; from the County of Norfolk, 760; fom Hampshire, 781; from Hertfordshire, 782; sron, Read* ing, 782 ; from Bedfordshire, 808; fom Berkshire, 951; from Southampton, 952 ; from Northumberland, 952; irom Cornwall, 953; from Coventry, 954; f from Essex - - - - - - - - - - - 954 Memorial and Representation on the Subject of American Intercourse, presented
by the House of Assembly of Jamaica to the Lieutenant Governor thereof,
t ESSAYS AND LETTERS. Address to the Public -
- - - - - - - r Agricola, on the Refusal of Bank Notes - - - - - - 3 Rusticus, on the Family Reconciliation - - - - - - 6 SuMMARY of Politics.-Family Reconciliation - - - - - - 13 A British Observer's Second Letter to Mr. Pitt, on the Catholic Claims - to 33
SuMMARY of Politics.-War with Spain.—Peace
T. M.'s Seventh Letter on the Incapacity of Henry the Sixth - w - - * →
St MMA Rx of Politics.-The menaced Invasion.—The State of our Military * Force.—Communication from the Emperor Napoleon - -
SuMM Ary of Politics.-The New Ministry.—Communication from France,— "... Continental Alliances.—Additional B
.—The Family Reconciliation 49
Burdens.—Inter ral State of the Country,
Spanish War - - - - - - - - - - , , o' 97 Cobbett's Spirit of the Public Journals for the year 1804 - - *- : * * * * 17 Miles on Mr. Pitt's Parish Army - - - - - - -- 12 I letter of Mr. Burke, relative to Irish Catholics - - - - - - - 123 D.N.'s Defence of the Funding System - - - - - - - - - 125 A Speculator on Criminal Judicature - - - - - * * * *- : 133 Sux. MARx of Politics, -Military Force - - - - - - - - 17 I
B.'s Letter to Mr. Windham, upon our Military Force, particularly that of the
SUMMA R Y of Politics.-Jamaica Complaints.-Military Force.—Finance
SUMMA R Y of Politics.-Jamaica Complaints.-Naval Inquiry.—New Ministry.
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Corpus Act. Sinking Fund - - - - - - A Field Officer, on our Military System - - - - -
SuMM any of Poli Lics.—The Sinking Fund.—Slave Trade.—Trinidad.—Antigua.--Naval Inquiry.—Tax on Salt.—Middlesex Election.—The Irish Catholics - - - - - - - - - - • .
Crito on the Refusal of Bank Notes - - - - - -
Suxx1ARY of Poll r1.cs.-Middlesex Election.—Subsidies. –The French Fleets.
X. X. on the Jamaica Complaints - - - - - - -
Suxx. Any of Politics.-Continental Alliances.—East Indies.—Jamaica Legislature.—Slave Trade.—Country Bank Notes.—Irish Roman Catholics
Eleventh Report of the Commissioners of Naval Inquiry
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X. X. on Somerset House Economy - - - -
Mr. Cobbett's Observations on the Conduct of Mr. Pitt, with respect to the
Asiaticus, on Messrs. Dundas, Pitt, and Benfield - - - -
SuMMAR y or Politics.—Stipendiary ciate-consolidated Fund.—The Enemy's Fleets—Sir William Heathcote and Mr. Chute.-Proceedings against Lord Melville.— Mr. Pitt's Case - - - -
Page Lord Melville abd Mr. Pitt's Conduct - - - - - - o Report of the Select Committee on the Tenth Naval Report - - 833–908 Mr. Pitt's Case - - - - - A - 2 - - - - - - 3. Mr. Pitt's Answers before the Select Committee on the Tenth Naval Report 919 Verax's Sixth Letter on the Reform of Financial Abuses - - - 922 SuMMARY of Politics.—Proceedings against Lord Melville - - 927 Mr. Pitt's Case - - - - - - - - - - - 929 Verax’s Seventh Letter on the Reform of Financial Abuses - - - 949 SUMMARY of Politics.-King's Message.—The Finances - - . 955 Mr. Pitt's Case - - - - - - - - - - 961 SUMMARY of Politics.-Proceedings against Lord Melville - * 973 - * . POETRY. The Political Reptile - - - - - - - - - 19: Family Epistles, Epistle I. - - - -, - - • - 25t The Tears of he’. on Taxing Salt and Vinegar - - - 576 - - TABLES. Table of Christenings and Burials within the Bills of Mortality, from December 1804 to May, 1805, inclusive - - • * * - - - 997 Table of the Prices of the Quartern Loaf, in London, from December 1804 to May 1805, inclusive- - - - - - - - - - 997 Table of the Prices of Meat, Sugar, Salt, and Coals, from December 1804 to May 1805, inclusive - - - - - - - - 997 Table of the Number of Bankruptcies in England, from December 1804 to May 1805, inclusive - - - - - - - - - - - - 997 Table of the Prices of the English Three per Cent. Consols, from December 1804 to May 1805, inclusive - - - - - - - - , , 997 Table of the French Five per Cent. Consolidés, from December 1804 to May 1805, inclusive - - - - - - - *- - 997
List of His MAJESTY's MINIsters As it stooD IN JUNE, 1805.
Lord viscount Sidmouth . -
Lord Eldon . - . . .
, Right hon. William Dundas .
< Joint postmasters general.
Secretaries of the treasury.
Master of the rolls.
- Solicitor general.
Lord Redesdale * * * * . Lord high chancellor.
“. It is said, that there has not been a sufficient change in the Ministry. But, surely, the right honour
“able gentleman below" (Mr. Addington) “ must,
at least, be satisfied that the change is sufficient. It
“surely will not be considered that it is no change that the office of first lord of the Treasury is now held
“ me. Few persons will doubt, I believe, that a very Pitt's Speech, June 18, 1804. Paul. Dr. Bates, Vol.
real change has taken place in that department." Mr. II, p. 746, 747.
1 ) To T H E P U M LI c. At the commencement of each year, since the establishment of this work, it has been the custom for me to say a few words, as to the extent of its circulation; not so much with a view to private as to that of public interest. To judge of the merit of a public journal by the number of copies sold, would be to discover but little knowledge of the various circumstances, by which the sale of such publications is generally influenced; but, when we have to speak of a work, from the pages of which every thing calculated to amuse the frivolous or to entertain the indolent is sedulously excluded; which are occupied entirely with dry political matter, requiring seriousness and reflection in the perusal to render it at all valuable, and, not aided by the sprightliness of wit or the embellishments of style, but, in its usioticing garb, addressed directly to the understanding and the reason, thereon solely relying for its sticcess; when we have to speak of such a work, it is, I think, fair to presume, that the extent of its circulation may be regarded as a criterion whereby to form a tolerably accurate judgment of the prevalence, generally sneaking, of its principles and opinions. From this persuasion it is that I am, upon the present occasion, induced to state, that, notwithstanding the unexampled depopulation of the town, during the six months embraced by the Volume just finished, there were many more opies of this work sold during that time than during any former civ months since the comimencement of the work. In a former address to the public, I was led to make a statement of this kind, in order to remove the impression, which the reports of the then missisterial writers might' have produced. Now,
[ 2 to condemn a conduct, which, to them, would inevitably seem inconsistent, if not involving an abandonment of principle. It is not meant to allude here to mere contractors and jobbers; to the leeches of the community; but to men of honesty and real loyalty and patriotism, many of whom might have been excused for disapproving of the observations upon the subject here referred to. No such effect has, however, been produced; and, I am persuaded, that there are very saw sensible and honourable men in the kingdom, who, whatever might be their sentiments at first, are not now as anxious as I am to see SIR Fit A N cis BurD Ert seated as one of the members for this county. Indeed, the profligacy, which can applaud the promotion of Mr. Mackintosh, the ministerial coalition with Mr. Tierney, the employing of Mr. Redhead Yorke and many others of the same stamp; which can, in all cases where the minister gains an accession of strength, preach forgiveness, harmony, and unanimity, and, in all cases where he meets with opposition, inculcate, with more vehemence than ever, eternal resentment and hostility; this profligacy is so glaring and offensive, that it has dome what might well have been expected flom it, namely, excited the indignation of every man whose indignation is worth notice.— The other circumstance, above alluded to, as likely to have an unfavourable effect upon this work, is, its steady opposition to the present ministry of Mr. Pitt. It was natural to suppose here also, that many very worthy and even very sensible men would, recollecting the professions with which f-commenced my career in England, think that they perceived 'a departure from principle ; and, though it has, I trust, been in
indeed, the same reason does not exist; of controvertibly proved, that there has been
but, there are two circumstances which ap}. to render the statement necessary.— tot; it was natural to suppose, that the “ Part, which I thought it my duty to take re*Pecting the Middlesex. Election would opeFate unfavourably towards the Register; because, all those, whose eyes had not been *tantly fixed upon political causes and *vents, must have been regarded as likely
no such departure, even in the slightest degree, still it might reasonably have been feared, that the deep-rooted prejudices of #. men, long attached to the name of Pitt rom the purest of motives, and, moreover, strongly averse from making an acknowledgment involving an accusation of their own discernment, would have alienated a considerable number.of my readers, parti* :
founded my conviction of the destructive tendency of that gentleman's system of rule,
have produced conviction equally strong in the minds of the writers; while, on the other hand, I have received only seven letters, expressing a dissent from my opinions in this respect, two of which I have published, the other five not being intended for publication. This fact may, perhaps, excite surprise, and 1 confess, that I myself was, at first, surprised at it; but, when one duly reflects upon the conduct of Mr. Pitt, since his retirement from office, in 1801, the subject of reasonable surprise is, that he yet retains the attachment of one independent upright and sensible man, who was attached to him previous to that time. With regard to | motives for publishing this work, as well as for the manner of conducting it, they have been often enough stated, and, indeed, one would think it impossible that they should not be evident to every
reader of common sense and common infor
R EFU S A. L. Of BAN K No Tes.
SIR,--Your correspondent, Crito, desires my answer to two queries, on the subject of refusal of bank notes in payment of debts. . Though I agree with him that your valuable paper should not be occupied with opinions on practical law, yet, as I am anxious to lend all the assistance in my power to any measure tending to the repeal of that mischievous law, the restriction act; and, as I formerly studied the law, and still maintain an intercourse with Seyeral learned lawyers, I shall: táke the lities; oftan
swering the queries of your correspondent to the best of my abilities.--—If the debt and costs be paid into court in bank notes, and the creditor shall insist on payment in specie, I conceive it would be expedient to inform the debtor by notice, that such payment will be insisted on, and the trial proceeded on if it be not so made. The debtor has thus full notice why he is forced to trial, and there is then, in truth, but one point for the court to determine, whether a creditor be compellable, by law, to accept payment in bank notes. }. aware that the practice of paying money into court is entirely its own creature, modified at its own will in such a manner as to discourage, as much as possible, unjust and vexatious litigation; and it may, therefore, be contended, that in the exercise of a discretion
which has created and modified this prac
tice, a lodginent in bank notes might be held to be a sufficient lodgment to save costs. But this, I conceive, could not happen; the discretion of the court will be always regulated by principles of law and justice, and such a decision would be so clearly a breach of both law and justice, as I am satisfied could not occur. Before the restriction act, indeed, if a debt and costs had been lodged in bank notes, and a captious creditor had made the objection that the lodgment was insufficient, because not made in specie, it is possible the court in its sound discretion might overrule the objection; and though not strictly right in
point of law, yet it would not be unjust,
because bank notes, could without expense or trouble, be converted into specie. But the case at present is widely different: bank notes cannot be converted into specie but with trouble, and at a loss. In the for
mer case, the debt and costs, had in truth.
and effect, been lodged in court; in the latter case they have not, but a representative of them only, of arbitrary and fluctuating value, which may, and at present does, fall considerably short of the real debt. It might as well have been contended before the restriction act, that a lodgment in Exchequer-bills, when at a discount, would have been sufficient. Bank notes are no more known to our laws, as payment, than Exchequer-bills. The act of Parliament has only prohibited arrest on mesne process, or the holding to special bail, in case of a tender in .# notes. But it has gone no farther. It has not prohibited arrest in execution, nor in any other manner altered the existing law. But for the court to deprive the party of his costs in the case supposed; would alter the law in a most essential and