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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 the 21st November, - 1804

- 389 Address of tbe Assembly of Jamaica to His Majesty, upon the Subject of the

Prohibition of ihe Intercourse with America, dated 183h December, 1804 389 Prorogation of the Asembly of Jamaica, 18th December, 1804

390 Resolutions of Militia Officers, relative to the enlisting Men from the Militia into the Regular Army, i7th March, 1805

391 Tenth Report of the Commissioners of Naval Inquiry

449 Letter from General Prevost, commanding at Dominica, to the Master of the

Sloop Endeavour, relative to the Capture of that Island, dated 24th Fe-
bruary, 805

521 Petition of Ihe Roman Catholics of Ireland, presented to both Houses of Parliament, March 25, 1805

522 Eleventh Report of the Commissioners of Naval Inquiry

602 Resolutions of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Livery men of the City of London, re.

lative to the Tenth Report of the Commissioners of Naval Inquiry, dated
18th April, 1805

6:0 Address presented to the King, by the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common

Council of London, relative to the Tenth Report of the Conmisjoners of

Nayal Inquiry, 30th April, 1805; together with His Majes:y's An wer 69: Petition againsi Lord Meiville, presented to the House of Commons 3d May, 1805,

from ihe Electors of Westminster, 6945 from the Electors of Southwark, 699;
from Salisbury, 696; from the City of London

698 Circular Letter from Lord Hawkesbu y, Secretary of State, to the Lords Lieutenants of Counties, relative to Volunteer Corps, dated April 1, 1805

762 Dispatch from Lieutenant General Sir W. Myers to Lord Camden, relative to the Capture of Dominica by the French

762 Petition against Lord Melville, from the Borough of St. Albans, 778; siom the

County of Surrey, 778; from the City of York, 779; from the County of
Norfolk, 760; fom flampshire,' 781; from Hertfordshire, 782 ; from Reads
ing, 782; from Bedfordshire, 808; fom Berk hire, 951;- from Southamptor,
952 ; from Northumberland, 952; from Cornwall, 953; from Coventry, 9545
from Essex

954 Nemorial and Representation on the Subject of American Intercourse, presented

by the House of Assembly of Jamaica to the Lieutenant Governor thereof,
cated at Kingston, 2011 April, 1805



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Address to the Public
Agricola, on the Refusal of Bank Notes
Rusticus, on the Family Reconciliation
SUMMARY OF POLITICS.-Family Reconciliation
A British Observer's Second Letter 10 Mr. Pilt, on the Catholic Claims
SUMMARY OF POLITICS.-War with Spain. - Peace.- The Family Reconciliation 49
T. M.'s Seventh Letter on the Incapacity of Henry the Sixth

65 SUMMARY OF POLITICS.-The menaced Invasion.-The State of our Military Force.-Communication from the Emperor Napoleon

84 SUMMARY OF POLITICS.-The New Ministry.- Communication from France.

Continental Alliances.- Additional Burdens.--Internal State of the Country.
Spanish War

Cobbelt's Spirit of the Public Journals for the year 1804
Diles on Mr. Pitt's Parish Army
Letter of Mr. Burke, relative to Irish Catholics

123 D. N.'s Defence of the Funding System

sol 125 A Speculator on Criminal Judicature

133 SUMMARY OF POLITICS, - Military Force




331 356

358 398



Bi's Letter to Mr. Windham, upon our Military Force, particularly that of the

193 SUMMARY OF POLITICS.-Jamaica Complaints.- Military Force. - Finance

212 SUMMARY OP Politics.- Jamaica Complaints.- Naval Inquiry.- New Ministry. -Military Furce

225 Anti-Gotham on Black Regiments

285 SUMMARY OF POLitics. - The Budget - Black Regiments. -Overtures for Peace. Invasion. - Parliamentary Divisions

289 SUMMARY OF POLITICS.-French Fleets.- Cape of Good Hope.- Irish Habeas

Corpus Act. Sinking Fund
A Field Officer, on our Military System
SUMMARY OF Politics.—The Sinking Fund.--Slave Trade.-Trinidad.-An-

tigua.-Naval Inquiry.–Tax on Salt.-Middlesex Election. The Irish

Crito on the Refusal of Bank Notes
SUMMARY OF POLITICS. -Middlesex Election. Subsidies. The French Fleets.

-Seriffs- Rawlins and Cox.-Parliamentary Divisions.—The Atonement 400 X. X. on ihe Jamaica Complaints

417 C. on the Inequality of the Income Tax

421 C.S. on ih-source of Taxes SUMMARY OF POLitics.-Continental Alliances.-East Indies.-- Jamaica Legislature. -Slave Trade.--Country. Bank Notes.-Irish Roman Catholics

423 Tenth Report of the Commissioners of Naval Inquiry

449 Observations on the foregoing Report and Evidence

- 4937 Asiaticus, on the Affairs of India

573 Scoto Britannicus, on Scotch Patronage

5192 SUMMA BY OF POLITICS.-Naval Inquiry Parlamentary.Cenure on Lord Viscount Melville

545 Oo Lord Melville's Letter to the Commissioners of Naval Inquiry

573 Parliameo:ary Censure of - Lord-Viscount Melville

577 Lycurgu on Mr. Canning's Spartan Virtue

599 Eleventh Report of the Comnissioners of Naval Inquiry

60% Verax's First Letter on the Reform of Financial Abuses

635 X. X. on Somerset House Economy

6;8 Asiaticus, on the Affairs of India SUMMARY OF Politics.-Meetings of the People.-Mr. Pili's Conduct.—Parlia.

mentary Divisions.-Affairs of India
Lord Melville
Verax's Second Letter on the Reform of Financial Abuses
Mr. Cobbett's Observations on the Conduct of Mr. Pitt, with respect to the

Tenth Report of the Commissioners of Naval Inguiry, addressed to the se-
rious and impartial Consideration of the Honest, Patriotic, and Loyal Men
of England

640 Mr. Cobbelt's First Letter to Mr. Canning, the present Treasurer of the Navy Verax's Third Letter on the Reform of Financial Abuses

689 SUMMARY OF Politics.- Proceedings against Lord Melville. - Mr. Pitt's Case 700 Mr. Cobbett's Second Letter to Mr. Canning, the present Treasurer of the Navy 705 A. B. ou Lord Melville's Places

719 Asiaticus, op Messrs. Dundas, Pitt, and Benfield

720 A. B, on the Collectors of Taxes

723 SUMMARY OF POLITICS.-Roman Catholic Petition.--Proceedings against Lord Melville.- Mr. Pitt's Case.- French and Spanish Fleets

726 Verax's Fourth Letter on the Reform of Financial Abuses

769 Aletheia, on Roman Catholic Soldiers

775 SUMMABY OF POLITICS.-Russia. - The Enemy's Fleets. --Stipendiary Curates.

India.- Proceedings against Lord Melville Verax's Fifth Letter on the Reform of Financial Abuses

801 R.C. on Iri h Commissioners

804' SUMMARY OF POLITICS.-Stipendiary Curates.- Consolidated Fund. The

Enemy's Fleets.—Sir William Heathcote and Mr. Chute. Proceedings againsi Lord Melville.- Mr. Pitt's Case


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Łord- Melville and Mr. Pitt's Conduct
Report of the Select Committee on the Tenth Naval Report
Mr. Pitt's Case
Mt. Pitt's Answers before the Select Committee on the Tenth Naval Report
Verax's Sixth Letter on the Reform of Financial Abuses
SUMMARY OF Politics, --Proceedings against Lord Melville
Mr. Pitt's Case
Verax's Seventh Letter on the Reform of Financial Abuses
SUMMARY OF POLITICS.-- King's Message. - The Finances
Mr. Pitt's Case
SUMMARY OF POLITICS.- Proceedings against Lord Melville


929 940 955 961 973

The Political Reptile
Family Epistles. Epistle I.
The Tears of the Creweis on Taxing Salt and Vinegar

192 251




Table of Christenings and Burials witbin the Bills of Mortality, from December

1804 to May. 1805, inclusive
Table of the Prices of the Quartern Loaf, in London, from December 1804 to

May 1805, inclusive-
Table of the Prices of Meat, Sugar, Salt, and Coals, from December 1804 tó

May 1805, inclusive
Table of the Number of Bankruptcies in England, from December 1804 to May

1805, inclusive
Table of the Prices of the English Three per Cent. Consols, from December 1804

to May 1805, inclusive Table of the French Five per Cent. Consolidés, from December 1804 to May

1805, inclusive





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Cabinet Ministers. Lord viscount Sidmouth

President of the council. Lord Eldon

Lord high chancellor. The earl of Westmoreland

Lord privy seal. Right hon. William Pitt

First lord of the treasury, and chancellor of the exchequet,

(prime minister). Lord Barham

First lord of the Admiralty. Earl of Chatham

Master general of the ordnance. Lord Hawkesbury

Secretary of state for the home department. . Lord Mulgrave

Secretary of state for foreign affairs. Earl Camden

Secretary of state for the department of war, and the colonies, Lord 'viscount Castlereagh

President of the boord of controul for the affairs of India. The earl of Buckinghamshire

Chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster.

Not of the Cabinet, Right hon. William Dundas

Secretary at war.
Right hop. George Canning

Treasurer of the navy.
Right hon. George Rose
Right hon. lord Charles Somerset

Joint paymasters of his majesty's forces.
The duke of Montrose
Lord Charles Spencer

Joint postmasters general.
William Huskisson, esq..
Sturges Bourne, esq.

Secretaries of the treasury.
Sir William Grant

Master of the rolls. Hop. Spencer Perceval

Attorney general. Sär Vicary Gibbs

Solicitor general.


Lord lieutenant Lord Redesdale

Lord high chancellor. Right hon Nicholas Vansittart.

Chief secretary: Kchthon Joho Foster

Chaucelor of the exchequer.“

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" It is said, that there has not been a sufficient change in the Ministry. But, surely, the right honoure " 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 by

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to condemn a conduct, which, to them, At the commencement of each year, would inevitably seem inconsistent, if not since the establishment of this work, it has involving an abandonment of principle. It been the custom for me to say a few words, is not meant to allude here to mere conas to the extent of its circolation; not so tractors and jobbers; to the leeches of the much with a view to private as to that of community; but to men of honesty and public interest. To judge of the merit of a real loyalty and patriotism, many of whom public journal by the number of copies sold, might have been excused for disapproving would be to discover but little knowledge of the obiervations upon the subject here of the various circumstances, by which the referred to. No such effect has, however, sale of such publications is generally in been produced; and, I am persuaded, that fiuenced; bur, when we have to speak of a there are very few sensible and honourable work, from the pages of which every thing men in the kingdom,' who, whatever might calculated to amuse the frivolous or to en be their sentiments at first, are not now as * tertain the incolent is sedulously excluded; anxious as I am to see SIR FRANCIS BUR'which are occupied entirely with dry poli DETT seated as one of the inembers for this tical matter, requiring seriousness and re county. Indeed, the profligacy, which can flection in the perusal to render it at all va applaud the promotion of Mr. Mackintosh, luable, and, not aided by the sprightliness of the ministerial coalition with Mr. Tierney, wit or the e mbellishments of style, but, in the employing of Mr. Redhead Yorke and its unenticing yarb; addressed directly to many others of the same stamp; which can, the understanding and the reason, thereon in all cases where the minister gains an acsolely relying for its success; when we have cession of strength, preach forgiveness, har'to speak of such a work, it is, I think, fair to mony, ani unanimity; and, in all cases presume, that the extent of its circulation where he meets with opposition, inculeate, may be regarded as a criterion whereby to with more vehemence than ever, «eternal form a tolerably accurate judgment of the resentment and hostility ; this profligacy is prevalence, generally speaking, of its prin. so glaring and offensive, that it has dome ciples and opinions. From this persuasion what might well have been expecicd dom it is that I am, upon the present occasion, it, namely, excited the indignation of every induced to state, that, notwithstanding the man whose indignation is worth notice. unexampled depopulation of the town, Tile other circumstance, above alluded io, during the six monihs embraced by the Vor- az. likely to have an unfavourable ettect lume just finished, there were many more upon this work, is, its steady opposition to the copies of this work sold during that time than present ministry of Mr. Pilt. It was natural during any former six months since tbe' comer to suppose

here also, that

many very worthy mencement of the work. In a former address and even very sensible men vrould, reçol. to the public, I was led to make a statement lecting the professions with which I comof this kind, in order to remove the impress menced my career in England, think that sion, which the reports of the then ministe they perceived 'a' departure from prinrial writers might have produced. Now, ciple; and, though it has, I trust, been inindeed, the same reason des not "ekist controvertibly proved, that there has been bat, there are two circumstances which app no such departure, even in the slightest deto render the statement necessary to

grèe, still it might reasonably have been First ; it was natural to suppose, that the f feared, that the deep-rooted prejudices of part, which I thought it my duty to take te- 1 good men, long attached to the name of Pitt specting the Middlesex Election would ope from the purest of motives, and, moreuver, Tate unfavourably towards the Register; strongly averse from making an acknowbecause, all those, whose eyes had not been ledgment involving an accușation of their constantly fixed upon political causes and own discernment, would have alienated a events, must have been regarded as likely considerable number of my readers, parti


cularly when it was considered, that my swering the queries of your correspondent work stood, at first, almost exclusively upon to the best of my abilities. ---If the debt the support of persons of this description. and costs be paid into court in bank notes, So far, however, from this having been the and the creditor shall insist on payment in case, I have received, from persons formerly specie, I conceive it would be expedient to strongly attached to Mr. Piil, not less, per inform the debtor by notice, that such payhaps, than a hundred and fifty written as ment will be insisted on, and the trial pro. surances, that the reasons, whereon I have ceeded on if it be not so made. The debfounded my conviction of the destructive tor has thus full notice why he is forced to tendency of that gentleman's system of rule, trial, and there is then, in truth, but one have produced conviction equally strong in point for the court to determine, whether a the minds of the writers; while, on the creditor be compellable, by law, to accept other hand, I have received only seven let payment in bank notes. I am aware that ters, expressing a dissent from my opinions the practice of paying money into court is in this respect, two of which I have pub- entirely its own creature, modified at its lished, the other five not being intended for own will in such a manner as to discourage, publication. This fact may, perhaps, ex as much as possible, unjust and vexatious licite surprise, and I confess, that I myself tigation; and it may, -therefore, be conwas, at first, surprised at it; but, when one tended, that in the exercise of a discretion duly reflects upon the conduct of Mr. Pitt, which has created and modified this pracsince his retirement from office, in 1801, the tice, a lodginent in bank notes might be subject of reasonable surprise is, that he yet held to be a sufficient lodgment to save retains the attachment of one independent costs. But this, I conceive, could not hapo upright and sensible man, who was attach pen; the discretion of the court will be aled to him previous to that time.With ways regulated by principles of law and jus. regard to my motives for publishing this lice, and such a decision would be so clearwork, as well as for the manner of conduct. ly a breach of both law and justice, as I am ing it, they have been often enough stated, satisfied could not occur. Before the reand, indeed, one would think it impossible striction act, indeed, if a debt and costs had that they should not be evident to every been lodged in bank notes, and a captious reader of common sense and common infor- creditor had made the objection that the mation: nevertheless, there are not want-lodgment was insufficient, because not ing, amongst the well-known and undis made in specie, it is possible the court in guised hirelings of the day, those who bc its sound discretion might overrule the oblieve, or, rather, who wish to make others jection; and though not strictly right in believe, ihat I am “ a self-interested scrib

a self-interested scrib- point of law, yet it would not be unjust, 66 bler." A scribbler” I may be ; but,

because bank notes, could without expense to believe that I am a self-interested? or trouble, be converted into specie. But one, not only must the believer know no the case at present is widely different: thing of my character, but he must be total bank notes cannot be converted into specie Jy blind to the tendency of my conduct; for, but with trouble, and at a loss. In the forif self-interest were my objcct; who is there mer case, the debt and costs, had in truth, that can fail to perceive, that, as to any and effect, been lodged in court; in the thing beyond the effects of mere industry, I latter case they have not, but a representalong bave been, and yet am, pursuing exact. tive of them only, of arbitrary and fluctualy the wrong course

ting value, which may, and at present does, Jan. 1, 1805

W. COBBETT. fall considerably short of the real debt. It

might as well have been contended before

the restriction act, that a lodgment in E.s. Sir, -Your correspondent, Crito, de chequer-bills, when at a discount, would sires my answer to two queries, on the sub have been sufficient, Bank notes are no ject of refusal of bank notes in payment of more known to our laws, as payment, than debts. Though I agree with him that your Exchequer-bills. The act of Parliament valuable paper should not be occupied with has only prohibited arrest on mesne process, opinions on practical law, yet, as I am or the holding to special bail, in case of a anxious to lend all the assistance in my pow tender in bank notes. But it has gone no er to any measure tending to the repeal of farther. It has not prohibited arrest in exethat mischievous law, the restriction act; cution, nor in any other manner altered the and, as I formerly studied the law, and still existing law. But for the court lo deprive maintain an intercourse with several dearn. 1 "the party of his costs in the case supposed, ed lawyers, I shäd: iške the. liberty of ap- would alter the law in a most essential and


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