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leon. At Milan, jor at Rome, quietly taking rious answer. Was ever a doctrine like this possession of the crown of his newly created inculcated before! For twenty lang years kingdom. It is there that he will have re we have had dinned in our eats assertions ceived the account of the triumph of his respecting the superior wisdom and furity of forees 51 of their having insulted and plun- the Pitt ministry. But, nout, all at once, dered the colonies of England, of their we are told, that there is no y'isdom, po fuka having turned the langh of the world against rity, under the sun, at least as far as relates trat country, whose minister, whose man of to ministers of state! This is unbearably mighty words, menaced him with " elas impudent. But, it matters not; it is a sort - tisement.”+There also Napoleon will of impudence which is sure to produce its learn, that an English fleet and army, sailing own punishment. And, again 1 say, that forth after months and months of prepara

the crying West Indians inust excuse us, the tions have taken shelter in a neutral port for people of England, if we remain heart-whole fear of meeting with the combined fleets of notwithstanding the calamities broaght on France and Spain). There he will hear, with them by the Pitts and Dundases and Candelight, that we are dispatching our regular nings and Addingtons and Hawkesburies and troops abroad, that we are scattering them here and there in handsfull over the globe, ther. The West India mercliants and plantwhile bis preparations for invading us go

ers hare been, for twenty years past, giving steadily on. It appears to me, that since their voices against us : we will do nothing the beginning of the war, our ministers against them; we will defend them if we have adopted no one measure that he must can; but, if we cannot help smiling at the not naturally have wished them to adopt. same time, it is hoped they will excuse us; The result, too, has, in alniost every case, and, at any rate, let their fate be what it been just as he could have wished. The will, they cannot expect us to go into mouris blind followers of Mr. Pitt and Lord Mel- | ing for them. -The melancholy reflexion ville were told, that such would be the con is, however, that, in the long run, we must sequences; they were told, that the conse suffer as well as they. Nay, it is not cet quences would be exactly such as they have tain, that they may not after all, regard hitherto proved. What have we seen from themselves as gainers by what they are now them but fooleries, or something more se

so much alarmed at; though we, perhaps, rious than fooleries? The Volunteer Colonel mistake the cause of their alarm, it being with his cars; the High Adıniral with his possible, that it is a revolution in the propertatamarans; the parish army; the “ confi ty and not in the government of the West 46 dential intercourse with the powers of Indies that, they are afraid of. If Jamzica the Continent: what have we seen that does be taken by the French, it appears alwst not tend to make good every thing we fore certain, for the reasons stated in the prece told respecting them. And will their adhe- ding sheet, that it will not be recovered bs, rents still turn a deaf ear to us? Will they or restored to, England. But, planters stick still cling to them. The lamentable picture to the soil if they can ;, and, as to metwhich the people of the West Indies give of chants, they, like artists and men of letters

, their situation; their slaves armed; their


no country.” Jamaica once possesso plantations and sugar-works at a stand; their ed by the French, a free intercourse with property perisling; their expenses augment | America would be opened, and the Euroed to a degree never before known; their pean duties upon the West Iadia produce towns in a state of siege , their houses in would be very reasonable, and being, beconfusion ; their families in a constant state șides, carried in neutral vessels, would yield of alarm all this let them thank them an enormous prasit to the planter, 2n) wordd, * Ives for ; let them thank the West India of course, enhance the value of all those merthants and planters, who, for their own mortgages, which the percbánts have upon (geltisl purposes, have constantly supported, the plantations. Upon cply taking this

are stiil supporting, prel ', eren un glance at the subject, does not the reader der : 211 the ficts that have come to light; perceive the possibility of die West India under all these circumstances they are sup merchants and planter's chuiging their time, "porting the Pints and Dundases, the Cain a little while hence, and thinking Napoleo

mings and the Addingtons, the Jenkinsons a mighty good sort of a man! This is randorked Casilerèaghs. They askus, the great danger. Only Jet Jamaica fall into Flødendamos, bitia change in the ministry the hands of Napoleon, let a tree intercure -{would produce any good eitect; and, if we be opened with America, let' other relax.2 mdonativk; that all ministers are alike. To tions be adopted, and we will soon see what

questions like these there is no giving a set stuff West India merchais auid platen ne

made of; we shall soon see to the bottom of 1 punishment, animadvert upon their conduct the souls of those, who have supported the in that instance. Nay, I am of opinion; Pitts and Dundases.The capture and that no one ought to animadvert upon it, if mild treatment of Jamaica must, in all pro it were lawful for him so to do. But, when bability, totally annihilate, in a very little these gentlemen choose to step beyond the time, the British power and doininion in the bounds, not only of parliamentary privilege West Indies. Such an event would, it is but of common decency; when they, the seriously to be feared, be a signal for general representatives of a county, range themselves defectiou through the whole of the Western in oppositi a to the loudly declared and alArchipelago. It would, eventually, destroy most unanimous sentiments of the people of the better part of that navigation, which con that same county; when, at the same time, tributes most to our maritime strength ; it we see them signing and circulating a pub: would instantly diminish, in the amount of lication expressive of principles hostile to one eighth at least, the resources of the the ancient and undoubted rights of their country; the effect upon private fortunes constituents, and evidently tending to enand upon public credit may be more easily feeble, if not to stifle entirely, the voice of conceived than described; and, as to the their prayer for redress of grievances; when disgrace, as to the infamy. wherewith it

we see them thus engaged, and that, too, in would cover us, who shall find words to give company with a list of persons holding an adequate description :--The present places, and possessing emoluments from the state of things, however, I repeat it again public purse, during the pleasure of the miand again, is no more than the natural con nister ; when they thus throw down the sequence of the Pitt system of government; gauntlet, this, in the public newspapers, and, I have a claim to belief here, without proclaim themselves the adversaries of all entering into proof, having distinctly foretold those u ho lave petitioned against the prothat such a state of things would, and at this ceedings of Mr. Pitt and Lord Melville, to time too, be produced by that system. · And avoid a rencontre with them would be not yet, so fast is it rooted; so freehold-like is only a mark of faise delicacy but of political become the tenure of public office and emo cowardice. --Whatever difference there Jument; so far forward is every thing pledy may, in other respects, be between them ed, and possessed in expectancy, that, till and me, (and that there is a vast deal. I the 10th Report appeared, there was no rea should certainly be ashamed to deny) as wrison to suppose that the system would ever be ters in a newspaper, we are, in point of prishaken by any thing short of some national vilege at least, perfectly upon a level. In calamity that would go nearly to annihilate this character, therefore, I, at present, conthe means upon which the system subsists ; sider them, and, upon their couduct, in the and, indeed, whether there be virtue enough same character, I intend to take an early opin the country to render the facts of the portunity of addressing some remarks to the Tenth Report esñcacious to our relief, is a freeholders of Hampshire, in which I shall question that still remains to be decided. endeavour to defend the conduct of those

Sır. William HEATHCOTE AND Mr. freeholders against the aspersions cast upan CHUTE.--The conduct of these gentle it by the publication, to which I have almen, in respect to a protest drawn up, sign luded, and of which I here insert a copy, toed by them and others, and dated at Win gether with the resolutions at the Wincheschester on the 16th instant, being the day of ter meeting. For the remarks, which it will holding the county mecting there, does, in be proper to make I have not now room; my opinion, merit the severest reprobation. but, the documents cnce fairly before my They are, though the fact may not be very readers, the remarks will follow with a bet. generally known, two inhabitants of Hamp- ter chance of being clearly understood.--A shire, and the two Knights of that Shire, or, meeting of the freeholders, in the county of according to the more familiar phrase, the Hants, was no sooner called, than the partitwo members for the county. In this their sans of Mr. Pitt and Lord Melville, appear to capacity, they did, on the memorable 9th of have begun to make preparations for nulliApril last, vote against Mr. Whitbread's mo- fying the proceedings of that meeting; for, tion for censuring Lord Melville. They, the same provincial papers that announced doubtless, acted according to the dictates of the meeting contained a notification in the their conscience; or, at any rate, they were following words, dited at WINCHESTER, duly empowered to vote on which side they 11th of May, 1805. “The business on thought proper, and no one could, or can, “ which the county is called together on without committing a breach of the privi " Thursday next, is of so interesting a nalege of parliament, and exposiog himself to ture, that it is lioped gentlemen from

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every part of it will not fail to attend on “sioners of Naval Inquiry, but also to com" that day, in this city. It is earnestly to

" stitute such other commission, upon a “ be wished also, that persons connected “ similar principle, as may be competent to “ with the county, who entertain different investigate ail irregularities, frauds; and

opinions on political matters may be pre “ abuses, throughout the whole of the nasent at that meeting, to throw all the “ tional expenditure.-6. That a petitim

light on the subject they are capable of, " be drawn up and presented to the House ;" to enable the county, to form a judg

mons consonant to the preceding ment, whether there is just ground for “ resolutions.-7. That the thanks of believing that a reluctance has


where “ this meeting be given to the Earl of St. "been sheu'n for discovering abuses, or any Vincent, for having been so instrumental,

disposition has been manifested towards “. by his undaunted exertions, in bringing protecting delinquents uhen discover forward to the public view the enormous ed."

-The object of this notification “ abuses in the naval department under his is evident; and, for the present, I shall cognizance and inspection.-8. That only observe with respect to it, that a si “ the thanks of this meeting be given to milar notification having appeared in the “ Samuel Whitbread, Esq. for the motions READING paper, just at the time of the “ made by him on the said sih and job meeting of the county of Berks, inquiry was days of April, and also for his upright, * made of the printer, how he came to make " able, and faithful discharge of his duty in such a publication, whereupon he stated, parliament. -9. That the zeal, fidelity, that the insertion of the notification was " and fortitude with which the Commispaid for, and came to him under the frank “ sioners of Naval Inquiry have performed

of Mr. Freeling, the Secretary at the Ge “ their duty to the public, not only merits * neral Post Office. Whether the Hampshire “ the warmest thanks of this meeting, but notification came from the same source, the “ those of every man in the kingdom who reader must judge for himself.---The Re “ wishes well to the prosperity of the peo

solutions passed at the Hampshire meeting, ple.” -The thanks of the meeting were were moved by SIR THOMAS MILLER of given to Sir Thomas Miller for moving the

Froyle, a truly independent and most re resolutions, to the gentlemen who called the spectable gentleman." There were nine in meeting, to the sheriff for his readiness number, and were expressed as follows : in calling the meeting ; end, it was re1. That it appears by the Tenth Report solved, that the petition (for which see the

of the Commissioners of Naval Inquiry, preceding sheet, p.781) should be presented " that money which had been issued for by Earl Temple, Mr. Clerke Jervoise and " naval services had been applied to other Mr. Shaw Lefevre, taking no notice of the

purposes. 2. That such application of members for the county. At the meeting “ naval money by Lord Viscount Melville an opposition, particularly to the resolution

was a direct and wilful violation of the of thanks to Lord St. Vincent, was made law, and a flagrant abuse of public trust. by Lord Bolton and by a MR. POULTE,

-3. That the House of Commons, by who was once a lawyer, but who, it seems, ." their votes on the 8th and 10th days of is now become a clergyman, and is settied

April last, founded on the motions of at a place called Nieonstoke, near Gosport.

Samuel Whitbread, Esq. censuring and The language and behaviour of this latter " reprobating such nefarious conduct, have person is said to have attracted particular

acquired to that honcurable House the re notice; for, whether from the effect of the " neration and gratitude of all ranks of the Dock-yard air whence he had just issued, or

people. 1. That the thanks of this from the novelty of his situation, 'having meeting, and of the whole country, is due been accustomed to hold forth without the to all those persons whose patriotisen sug hazard of coutradiction, he discovereda de

gested, and whose veal and ability have gree of impatience, irritation, and insolence, * carried into ellect, the wise and salutary which has seldom been-equalled, but which

measure of a parliamentary commission, didl, nevertheless, exce rory little resent

to inquire into the frauds and abuses which ment, the ludicrousness of it being still " have been brought to light by the Com greater than the indecorum. : With the sud* missioner of Naval Inquiry.-5. That mission, however, to the gentlemen of the

it is the opinion of this peeting, that it church, it may not be improper to remed would be desireable not only to contine them, that, while their enemies represent and cxiond the powers of the Commis them as having no right to interfered all in

political matters, their friends cannot fullo * Imphire Telegraph, May 13, 1805. lancut that they slivald oreridterfire inric

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" der parliamentary inquiry, any such inhare appeared to Mr. Poulter on the 16th “ terference with it would be highly imof this present month, he having been, ten “ proper."--The pretext of " time and days before, dismissed from the privy coun “ circumstances" is too shallow to deceive cil; and, that the interference was, in ef any body; and, when the two protestors, fect, though not 'avowedly, in hiis vehalf, SIH WILLIAM HEATHCOTE and Mr. CHUTE, Mr. Poulter cannot but allow, unless, in were signing their names, I should lrare imitation of his lordship, he should choose been glad of an opportunity of asking then, to take shelter under the fifth clause.The which of the proceedings of parliament, in Protest was dated at Winchester, on the this affair, they regarded as " so honourable sarne day that the resolutions were, and it to that body and so satisfactory to the coura' was published, as follows, in the Salisbury try.". The principal protestors were, the and Hampshire newspapers of the 20th in two members for the county, LH. Bolton, stant : “ In consequence of certain resolu Ld. Rivers, Ld. Dartmouth, Ld. Malmesbury, " tions having been proposed at a county, Ld. Fitzhurris, Sir Henry Mildmay, Jolin " meeting holden here this day, and having | Orde, Dr. Sturges, and 'OLD GÉORGE

(after the retirement of a numerous and ROSE!!! Really one must; in candour, exrespectable body of freeholders who in cuse thenı; but, when any one would, in

part objected to the same) been cried future, illustrate an instance of sincerity " and ordered to be inserted in the news pushed to excess, let him declare it to repápers. : -We, the undersigned, protest

semble tlie conduct of this knot of Pittites aguinst the expediency, or propriety, of refusing to vote exclusive thanks to Earl St.

the meeting called in this instance, on a Vincent, lest'they should thereby deprire the "business still depending before parlia- Addingtons of their share in the " salutary,

ment; and we farther declare our pirti measure." Let us hope, too, that, the "cular disapprobation of the resolution next time Mr. Canning gives -us a disserta

conveying especial thanks to the Earl' of tion on“ Spartan virtue," he will not for"St. Vincent, on the ground therein as get this solenın sanction given by Dr Star

signed." Here followed the names ; gres to a measure, which his son opposed, inch end then what follows here.] 16 The above by inch, in cvery stage of its propress .

protest is published by the direction of through the House of Commons. And, as " those who signed it, and it is ordered to be to Dr. Sturges himself, if I were permitted "circulated throughout the county, for the to do myself the honour of throwing out a * signatures of such persons as left Win-hint to him, it should be, that lie wonld ne"chester before the conclusion of the busi ver again attempt to answer county resolu

ness, and of all other principal freeholders tions, till he has anstrered the Letters of Mr. "4 wbo concur in the same opinion.----It is Milner; for, he must needs think, that, to

not the object of those who protest against all true churchmen, it is cruelly Itiortifying " the proceedings in this case, to clieck, but to behold one of our dignitaries, the Chan

on the contrary to promote, the present cellor of a docese, vat-rcad and out-reason" constitutional real for inquiry into all ed, defeated and prostrate,' in' at theological " publie abuses';' much less is it their in controrersy with a Roman Catholic priest;

tention to dispute the undoubted right of and in a controversy, too, in' which the hos " holding meetings of the people regularly nour of tlie Church of England has been

convened, on such occasions. Their ge-exposed to hazird, and which controversy. Sneral objection to the late meeting is con

he himself wantonly provoked “fined to the time and circumstances under · PROCEEDINGS AGAINST Lord MELVILLE.

which it was holden ; namely, when par On the 27th instant, tle Report of the " liament have been und still are proceeding Select Committee of the House of Com. " in the business in a manner so honouralle

mons, appointed to examine into the trans to themselors and 150 satisfactory to the actions brought to light in the Tenth Report country. Their particular objection to of the Naval Commissioners, was brought the resolution of especial thanks to the up by Mr. LrYCESTER, the chairman; where "! Earl of St. Vincent, is, because they do upon Mr. WHITEREAD immediately gave not think it advisable erclusively to com notice, that he should, oli Thursday, the

6th pliment Hirvas the sole author of a mea of June, make a motion for impcaching Lord

sure, koiriver salutary, which had the Melville. In conseynence of this notice, mineral concurrence of the other menters of Lord Melville's son, the Keeper of the Sig. * atministration, and the sancțion of parlia- net (See the preceding sheet, p: 797), gave

ment: and becausė, however much they notice, on the 28th, that, when the motion " admire his lordship's professional merits, of Mr. Whitbread slionld be made, he should " his subsequent official conduct being un more for his father's being admitted into the

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Horse, agreeably to the usage of parliament been since' replaced, but without intetet, in like cases, to speak in his own behålf; The time at which they were advancedier and, when the motion for an impeachment !! replaced. cannot be said, ALL: VOUCH: is made, Lord Melville wil, of course, be "" ERS, &c. having been: DESTROYEDI admitted The Report is not yet printed *. The Committee observe, that lon Mel. (31st of May) , card, it is impossible to de * ville, in a letter to the Commissiobers of scribe its contents without seeing it. It is " Naval Inquiry, states, that he did not de very improper, i indeedt, to attempt to give «t cline giving accommodation from the any description of it, either from hearsay, or "'funds in his hands, as Treasurer of the even from a cursory reading of it; but, as a Navy, to other departments of the publie sketch of it has been published, in the minis. "service, they do not find thal anty such 06 terial papers, the COURIERI of the 28th, and "commodation has been giren in any inthe MORNING Post of the 29th; and, as " stance whatever. The committee allude comments, eyidently calculated to mislead the " to another letter from the noble Jord to public; and to produce effects, if possible, hos “the same commissioners, alleging that be ule to the dictates of justice, to the welfare did not derive any profit from the use otade of the country, and, eventually, to the very " by Trotter of the public money, and er existence of the state, it will not, I trust, be fer to the Appendix, which contains the thought improper to point out a few of the evidence." I am not giving this as part most mischievous passages, and to offer a of an abstract of an authentic report, but as à tew renarks upon theon. With respect to publication in a ministerial newspaper, pro: Lord Melville, the following passages appear fessing to be part of such an abstract. THE in the Morning Post of the 29th, as part of UPSTART, wlio is well known to write in the an abstract of the Report. “The comunittee Oracle newspaper, of the 29th instant, ha “ have found that 40,0001. from the naval observed upon this passage, that, if it becar* funds have been advanced by Lord Mel rect, he does not hesitate to believe, thout « ville and Mr. Pitt to the house of Boyd « Lord Melville is totally free of the charges is and Benfield. A sum of 10,000 1. had “ against him as a perticipator with MA " been advanced by Lord Melville before « Trotter." This is exactly the course *** Mr. Trotter became Paymaster of the Na those writers pursued previous to the first

vy ; but how this sum was applied the parliamentary discussion upon the Tenth is committee have been unable to ascertain. Report, They then told the public; ust * Sunis have been frequently advanced by Lord Melville was perfectly innocent; that

Trotter, for the use of Lord Melville from no loss had accrued; and that as to particia mixed fund, at Coutts's, of public and pation with Mr. Trotter, the charge was er

private money. Mr. Trotter borrowed tirely groundless. The Commons, however, * at one time 22,000). for the use of Lord thought him guilty of a gross violation of die * Melville, for which the noble lord was to law and a high breach of duty. Connifance

pay an interest of 5 per cent. Lord M. they fully convicted him of; the partiope

did not inquire. how, or from what fünd lion was all that remained to be proved, and, 4. the loan was obtained. It was lent by if the above extract be a fair representation * Trotter-Trotter was in advance in ac of the report, that proof is now obtained.

count current to Lord Melville, generally He borrowed the public money, and paid to from 10 to 20,000 1. which was lent from Énterest for it. The principalavas paid back,

a mixed sund, and for which Trotter con but it is not said that it was paid back to “ sidered Lord Melville his private debtor. Lord Melville, or out of his property. All " Upon these advances, liowever, no interest this, observe, if the above abstract be .001"' was ever paid, nor was any interest paid rect, is proof; and, the non-payment of ill

upon any of the suis of 40,000). 10,0001. terest is proof positive of participationavith # of 22,cool. alluded to. Immediately af Mr. Trotter.. Yet the UPSTART bas zbę astot ter Mr: Trotter became Paymaster of the surance to tell us, that, ifi chis abstract ble ** Navy it is stated that he was appointed correet, Lord Melville is totally free froth

private agent to Lord Melville. In this the charge of participation! But, the * capacity Trotter received the salary of - blackest circumstance of all; is, that all F¢ Lord Melville, with other sums in Eng “ the vouchers, kc. are DESTROYED," $0 14. Jand, and also remittances, sometimes that there is no finding out when; # " from Scotland, which receipts he paid all, the principal of the soms burrowed as * into the mixed fund at Coutts's, Trotter paid back again, and, if this abstratt shouls, “ had advanced suns to Mr. Tweedy and at last, prove to be currect, there are fel " other persons.-l'he advances he niade to persons who will affect to believe, that i was “ Tweedy amounted, once or twice, to paid lack-ut att. Ibey leave to refer, kete, "' about 3 or 40001. -All those syns-hate to what was said it th Register of the 2001

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