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No. 1.-Hanging of English La-
bourers, at Kent

and Essex;
Treatment of the Labourers.
Chelmsford Sessions. - Bloody-
mioded.-Confession of Goodman;
Cobbett's Lectures.-To the La.
bourers of England; on the mea.
sures wbich ought to be adopted
with regard to Church Property.
-W.Collett, Vicar of Surlingham,
Norfolk.-Preston Election. --The
Ballot. The Prayer. Trevor and
Potatoes. - General Fast. - Ire.
land; Letter of Mr. O'Connell to
the Trades of Dublin-Foreign

Affairs; France.- Tithes.
No. 2.–To the Readers of the Regis-

ter; ou the new plan of publish-
ing it.-No. 1. History of George
IV.-The Affair at Battle; Good-
man, and the Rev. Rush, of
Crowhurst, Sussex.--Message of
the American President.- Flog-
ging Soldiers.- Ireland; Repeal
of the Union.- Preston Election.
- Poor Man's Friend.-Special

No. 3.–No. 2. History of George IV:

-To the Hampshire Parsons.“
Praise of the Bishop of Winches.
ter.-Cobbett Library.-- Tithes;
several Petitions to Parliament,
praying to be relieved from Tithes.
-Mr. Hunt's Entry into London.
-The Misery and the Fires.-

Military Force of Great Britain.
No. 4.–To the Ministers, on the only

effectuat means of putting a stop
to the Fires.-Repeal of the Union.

- To the Tax.paying People of
England.- Parliamentary Office.
-Foreign Affairs.--The Press and

the Fires.
No. 5.-Cause of Reform.-To the

Labourers of England, on their
duties and their rights.-To the
labouring People of Botley:-
Fall of Signor Waitbman.—To
the Marquis of Blandford.—Jre-
land.- Proceedings in the Parlia-
ment; Repeal of the Union;
Tithes; Select Vestries; Borough
of Evesham; the Labourers;

No. 6.—Combination against the Min-

isters and the People.—To Earl
Grey, on the Remedy for existing

Evils.-Frauce.- Reform, and the
intrigues at Court-Meetings in
Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire,
- Parson's and Tithes.- Parson

Parsons Wife.—Tithes.-
Bourbons and City Guttlers.
Parliament: Tithes; the Middle-
sex Petition; Trevor; Straw being

No. 7.-Belgium.-Wiltshire Benett.

- France; Letter from Mr. W.
Cobbett.-No.3. History of George
IV.–To the Labourers of Wilt.
shire. — The Fires. - Labourers'

Hunt: — Marquis of
Blandford and his Parsons.-Par-

liament: Tithes.
No. 8.-To the Landowners of Eng-

land, on their Defeat by the Loan
Mungers:-Blaodford and his Par.
sons, - - Game

Laws. - Preston
(ock.- Parliament. Reform, Civil
List, Pardon and Amnesty ; Dis-
section ; Tithes. The Budget,

France.-Leeds Reform Meeting.
No. 9.-French Republic and Eng-

lish Reform-Whig Indictment.
Brighton Petition.-loreign Af.
fairs.. Parliament : National Faith;
Tithes. Breach of Faith. Reform.
Game Laws. Poor Laws. Evesham;
Diplomatic Expenses. Ireland;

No. 10.-To Monsieur Guizot.

Reform.- Parliament. Reform,
Lord John Russell.-Triumph of
Mr. Cobbett.—The Indictment.-

Common Hall.
No. 11. To the Labourers of England,

on the Scheme for getting them to
go away from their Native Land.--
To the People of Preston, on the
Parliamentary Reform.- Preston

Cock.-Letter of Mr. Hodges.
No. 12.–To the Hampshire Parsons

on the Reform Bill.-To the Rea-
ders of the Register.—a Bill to
amend the Representation,
Hunt's Baring's and Palmerston's
Speech, on the Reform Bill.

France; Letter of Mr. W. Cobbett.
No. 13.—The Press against Parlia-

mentary Privilege; Breach of
Privilege.-Reform Bill; to the
Readers of the Register.—Majo-
rity and Minority on the Second
Reading of the Reform Bill.


fires), in case the person making such discovery shall be

liable to be prosecuted for the same.

And the Lords Commissioners of our Treasury are

hereby required to make payment accordingly of the said



Given at our Court at St. James's, this twenty-third

day of November, one thousand eight hundred and thirty,

in the first year of our reign. God save the King. .

Bancroft Library

Here, in the case of the setting fire, is

a freehold estate worth twenty-five pounds a

year; or, an annuity for life of about forty-

HANGING OF ENGLISH LABOURERS. five pounds a-year, though the informer be

I shall, under this head, put upon re- be from forty to fifty years of age, here is

only twenty-one years of age; and, if he

cord the hangings that are now going on the worth of an annuity of a hundred pounds

I shall not, except in the way of explana-

tion, make any remark, or state any fact, Chelmsford, in Essex.

a year for life. The banging began at

from myself, and shall not venture on the


insertion of any private, or written coin-


munication; but shall put on record JAMES Ewen, a young man, bäving a wife and two

merely what I find in the public papers.

small children.

On Friday James Ewen, convicted of arson, and Thos.

The trials are taking place by SPECIAL Bateman, for highway robbery, accompanied with cir-

COMMISSIONS; and a Proclamation camstances of savage barbarity, underwent the extreme

penalty of the law in front of Springfield Gaol.' Ewen, it

was issued before the trials began, offer- will be recollected, had been found guilty of setting tire

ing a reward of a hundred pounds to any one to the barn and stack of Mr. Sach, farmer, at Rayleigh.

who should cause any one to be convicted The circumstantial evidence to connect him with the


was very slight, but the principal witness, a man named

of some of the acts of violence; and FIVE Richardson, who had been imprisoned as an accessary to

HUNDRED POUNDS in the case of the crime, swore that the prisoner had, unsolicited, iold



him, after the fire, that he was the perpetrator, and urged

But the best way is him at the same time to join him in firing another stack

to josert the Proclamation itself.

belonging to Mr. Blewett, the next evening. Richardson

WILLIAN R.-Whereas great multitudes of lawless and stançes subsequently transpiring to cast suspicion upon

was known to be a notoriously bad character, and circum-

disorderly persons have, for some time past, assembled his rvidence, the most strenaous exertions were made, by

themselves together in a riotous and tumaltuous manner, a number of the most respectable inhabitants, to save

in the Counties of Wilts, Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hants, Ewen's life, but without success. Ewen protested his in-

and Berks; end for the purposes of compelliny their em- nocence, in the most earnest manner, up to the last mo.

ployers to comply with certain regulations prescribed by ment, though he freely confessed that in his life he had

thanselces, with respect to wages, have had recourse to been guilty of many offences. His wife and two children

measures of force and violence, and have actually com- took their farewell of the unfortunate man a few days

miued various acts of outrage in different parts of the previous, and his brother was admitted to him on the

counties above mentioned, whereby the property of many morning of his execution. No commiseration was excited

of our good subjects has, in several instances, been wholly for Bateman, who had robbed and cruelly ill-used an

destroyed, and their lives and properties are still greatly old man, upwards of 70, by stamping his head into a ditch,


and crushing his ear off which was found buried six

We, therefore, being duly sensible of the mischievous inches in the mud. About nine o'clock, after leaving the

consequences which must inevitably ensue, as well to the chapel, the culprits ascended the platform, Ewen with

peace of the kingdom

as to the lives and properties

of our great tirinness, and

Bateman discovering much agitation,

subjects from such wicked and illegal practices, if they go Upon placing the rope round Ewen's neck, it was found

unsunished; and being firmly resolved to cause the laws 10 to be too short, upon which he observed, " It's rather &

be put into erecution for the punishment of such

offend. tight fit." The halter was ob'iged to be spliced, and

es, have thought fit by the advice of our Privy Council, while this was accomplishing, Ewen remarked to a per:

toisae this Proclamation, bereby strictly commanding all son who stood near, " It's rather cold standing up here."

Justices of the Peace, Sheriffs, Under-Sheriffs, and all The ropes being adjusted, the bolts were withdrawn, and

other Civil Officers

whatsoever, within the said counties the prisoners were launched into eternity. They strog-

of Wills, Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hants, and Berks, that gled very much.-- The general impression amongst the

they do use their utmost endeavours to discover, appre- Magistrates was, that Ewen was innocent.- London

head, and bring to justice, the persons concerned in the Morning Adverliser of x7th Dec.

riotous proceediogs above-mentioned.

And as a farther inducement to discover the said offend-


ens, we do hereby promise and declare that any person or


persees who shaú discover and apprehend, or cause to be

discovered and apprehended, the authors, abettors, or per-


petrators of any of the outrages above-mentioned, so

} Brothers.


ibat they, or any of them, may be duly convicted thereof, EXECUTION OF THREE INCENDIARIES AT MAIDSTONE.-

shall be entitled to the sum of Fifty Pounds for each and John Dyke, otherwise Field, and William and Henry

every person who shall be convicted, and shall also receive Packman, brothers, were executed on Penenden Heath,

our nosi gracious

pardon for the said offence, in case the on Friday. The first had protested his innocence of being

person making such discovery as aforesaid shall be liable concerned in the fires ; but the two latter, who are quite

to be prosecuted for the same.

boys, confeased their guilt. A troop of Scotch Greys at-

And wbereas certain wicked incendiaries have secretly tended, for feår that any disturbance should take place.

by are, in many parts of the said counties, destroyed the Henry Packman addressed the crowd, and accused Bishop,

corn, hay, buildings, and other property of our subjects, we who gave evidence against him, of having instigaled him to

do hereby promise and declare that any person or persons burn the ricks, fc. NJ disturbance took place.-London

wbo sball discover and apprebend, or cause to be dis- Morning Chronicle of sth Dec.

corered and apprehended, the anthors of the said fires, so

that they or any one of them may be duly convicted

I sball, by and by, collect all these trials

thereof shall be entitled to the sum of Five Pun- together, with as full an account as I can

he convicted, and shall also receive our most gracions get of all the circumstances relating to


pardon (except the actual perpetrator of any of the said each.



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