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* We were long stunned by the Ministry with the assertion, that
“ we were fighting for the preservation of Religion and Social « Order; and now, we are given to understand, that one of the “ priscipal objects of contest is a Fearber."'--Morn. Chron. Dec. 6.
This is a repetition of the pitiful Falsehood we noticed in our Second Number. Are the Party become Bankrupts in Invention as well as Truth, that they cannot vary their Attacks ? Surely it was of such the Poet wrote
~ Who shames a scribbler? break one cobweb through, “ He spins the slight, self-pleasing thread anew; “ Destroy his fib, or sophistry, in vain, “ The creature's at his dirty work again.”
We congratulate The Morning Chronicle, however, on its having discovered that Tea does not grow in the West Indies.
« YESTERDAY Lord DUNCAN, accompanied by the Marquis of SA
“ LISBURY, attended at the Admiralty to consult with Earl SPEN" cer and the Board, what number of Seamen are to attend the “ Royal Procession to St. Paul's. We understand that the Noble “ Admiral is not permitted to go to Scotland to see his Family un“ til after this Frencbifed Farce."- Morn. Cbron. Dec. 9, 1797.
Depraved indeed must be that mind, to which His Majesty's Proclamation for a solemn Thanksgiving, and the object of that Proclamation, retrace the objects or the ceremonies of the Revolutionary Festivals of France.
Are we on the 19th inst. to prostrate ourselves before the Goddess of Reason? Are we to celebrate the Progress of Infidelity, or the Triumph of Philosophy and
Jacobinism, Jacobinism, over the Moral and Religious Creeds which have hitherto regulated the Civilized World ? Is it for the destruction of a Throne, for the murder of an innocent and virtuous King, or the massacre and proscription of our Fellow-Subjects, that we are to offer up our grateful Thanks to the Divine Providence? These and such like horrors, we know are the Farces in which ja. bins delight.
But is it a Farce, is it a Frenchified Farce, for a Christian Monarch and his happy Subjects, with unfeigned piety, and in laudable imitation, not of Republican Enemies, but of their own virtuous Ancestors, solemnly to return Thanks to the ALMIGHTY, for the Divine Interposition in the protection of these Realms against the perfidious and destructive designs of our Enemies. The language of His Majesty's Proclamation can only have made this impression on a heart completely Frenchified, viewing the most sacred Institutions of Re. ligion, Morality, and Government, as Farces invented to dupe and oppress the People. Such we admit is the real object of the Farces now acting in France; and if the Editor mcant his comparison to be understood in this point of view only, we should equally reprobate the idea as false and infamous with respect to this Country: but in that case, we must do justice to his candour, whatever his Brother Jacobins may think of his prudence, in thus betraying one of the great Secrets of the Fraternity.
" In a time of great national calamity, Queen ANNE gave up
16 100,000l. for the use of the Public. It is said this was afterwards " returned in another shape ; but be this as it may, the proposal er looked well. It had a conciliatory appearance; it showed that
“ she did not bold the Crown in defiance of the People." -Morning Cbronicle, Saturday, December 9, 1797. Can the author of this Paragraph deny the obvious meaning of the foul insinuation by which it is concluded ? Supported by the virtues of His MAJESTY, by the loyalty, good sense, and affection of his Subjects, the Crown is held by the former, and cherished by the latter, as an essential part of the Constitution. Arrayed in defiance of that Constitution, stand on one side the French Army of England, the Morning Chronicle, and the whole host of English Jacobins; on the other, in its defence, the King, the Parliament (Seceders excepted) and the whole body of the People. That the former may not be mis. taken, and the latter misrepresented, in the object of their defiance, we have drawn this linė, as an act of justice to both parties.
« By the last arrivals from India, a Letter has been received from
" an Officer of Rank, containing the following important intela “ ligence :-We are greatly alarmed at the movements of Seu“ MAN Syaw, who is in great force, having no less than 96,000 “ horse. He made terrible havock and devastation in the Coun
tries he crossed. In the Delhi, they put men, women, and « children to the sword. Our army is on its march to cover the " Benares. Should we be defeated there, we dread the conse
quences; but our army, though not so numerous, has greatly " the advantage in point of discipline and arms. Much appre« hension is entertained from the NABOB of LUCKNOW, who has * refused to pay the usual Revenue for the support of our Army, « saying, he has no farther use for them. It is generally supposed « that TIPPO is at the bottom of all. Should that be the case, we . « are surrounded on all sides.''-Morn. Cbron. Nov. 27, 1797.
This intelligence appeared in most of the other Daily Papers on that day. It bears strong marks of a Jacobin origins and is fortunately the very reverse of Truth.
We can confidently state, that at the date of the last accounts from Bengal, every thing indicated a continuance of Peace and good understanding with the Native Powers. Seuman Shaw had retired to his own Country; - the Nabob of LUCKNOW, so far from refusing to contribute his usual quota to the support of our Army, had actually engaged to defray the expence of Two additional Regiments of Cavalry, as will appear by the following Agreement:
Translation of an Agreement entered into by His Ex
cellency the RAWAUB Vizier, with the Hon. the Governor GENERAL, at Lucknow, executed the 20th March, 1797.
The Governor GENERAL having represented to His Excellency the Vizier, the late very great increase of the Company's Military Establishment, by the addition of several Regiments of Cavalry, both European and Native ; and in compliance with the Company's orders, solicited His Excellency's assistance to defray the consequent additional expence ; His Excellency, in the fullest reliance that the Company's Troops are ever ready, in conformity to existing Engagements, to protect and defend his Dominions against the attacks of all Enemies, agrees as follows:
That he will annually defray the actual bona fide expence of a Regiment of European, and one of Native Cavalry; that is to say, two Regiments (the amount of which expences, however, the GOVERNOR GENERAL cannot at present specify) provided they shall not exceed, upon every account, five lacs and a half of rupees per annum. The amount to be defrayed by monthly instal
ments, of which the first shall commence with the Month of Bysaack, of the present Fussly Year.
[A true Translation]
Ņ. B. EDMONSTONE,
TO THE EARL OF MOIRA.
MY LORD, Having, in a former Letter, endeavoured to vindicate the Conduct of the Government of Ireland from the unjust accusations which have been brought against it, by shewing that the present Discontents which prevail in that · Country, do not arise from any oppression on the part of his Majesty's Ministers, but have principally their origin in the factious views of some individuals, and the traitorous designs of others; I shall now proceed to offer a short justification in behalf of the British and Irish Troops stationed there, who have been represented to the Public as acting in any manner derogatory to the high reputation they have ever borne.
They have been charged with unnecessary severity in the exercise of their duty. No man better knows than your Lordship, that such conduct is repugnant to the character, to the Spirit, and to the well-known Feelings of the British Soldier. That some irregularities, to which even the best state of discipline is liable, may have been committed, is not improbable; and these may in some degree have been the result of previous provocaVOL. I.