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be found on the day of the battle, and the our character should be fully and openly answer will be, " in the hottest of the fight.” developed. What! if a foul murder be com(Hear! Hear!) In reviewing the conduct nilied, do we not call it murder? We of any individual, common justice enjoins certainly do : and shall we be subjected to us not to anticipaie guilt, nor to subject our the imputation of prejudging, because we judgments to the influence of prejudice. reprobate a Convention which all adort And surely if ever there was a body more to be disgraceful to the British name, and entitled, not alone to the benefits of im. prejudicial to the interest of our allies! partiality, not alone to your proiection from Can any man who views the whole, or any prejudgment, but even to your indulgence, part of this transaction, deny that it does they are those military and naval men who fully merit all the reprobation which it has brave every danger, submit to every priva- receired? We first find, that the French tion, and are continually risking their lives conmander, apprehensive of our army in for the defence of your interesis, and the Poitugal being reinforced, did practice advancement of your prosperity and glory. every expedient, by collecting his whole -(Hear! Hear!) ---Should it unfortunately force, murching out from bis entrenchhappen, that a disgraceful event should oc. ments, to bring ihe British troops as quickly cur, such as bas taken place under general as possible to an engagement. Yet, noi. Dalrymple,-/Vot fuir, exclain eri Mr. Ba- with standing all his activity and address, ker, to accuse one officer, in order to screen he is completely beaten by one half of the the other ) I do not üccuse, but call upon you British force. With this victorious army, to foi bear from beirg influenced by your in momentary expectation of considerable prejudices, aod to wait until you know the reinforcements, a large Portuguese army result of the inquiry which has bec;13 insti- co-operating with us, in a country hostile tuted. With respect to thie state of ihis to the enemy, almost to any extreme country, I will say but little. I adiuit that vengeance, what was to be expected :every possible check onght to be given to the Surely, nothing short of uncondivia progress of corruption. In fact that des- capitulation. (Hlear ! Hear! Hear!) tructive stalking horse, and I do believe, any man dream of any other result? (Hx! that reform is in a course of proceeding-(A Hear !) Yet, the very next day after the laugh. No! No! No!) I do deprecate brilliant victory, we learn that the British any ficrious attempt to alienate the people at commander concluded an Armistice or pre this peculiar crisis from the executive govern. liminary treaty, by which the defeated ment; for our safety must depend upon our French army was to be conveyed to France union : united we cannot fall, and divided in British ships, there to be immediateir We caunot stand.

I therefore feel it my forwarded to fight against the heroic Sp3duty to propose as an Amendment to the niards, engaged as they are in the mox Resolution proposed by the noble lord, not glorious of all causes, the emancipation up an adjournment, but a motion to this effect, their native country from a vile and base That notwithstanding the disappointmentex- usurpation. There is something still more perienced throughout the country in conse- xtraordinary - our commanders gave m3. quence of the late Convention, yet, that numission and pardon to all the traitors in bis majesty having already pledged bimself Portugal. That is, we have marshalled in to institute an Inquiry, it is expedient on the that country a depót of French spies kept part of the people to forbear any further under British protection, and guaranteed by interference until the result of such inquiry

British faith. (Hear! hear! hear ! be known.

Why, instead of delivering Portugal, which Mr. Portall." Gentlemen, since the was our object, from plunder and aggreso Resolution was proposed by the noble lord, sion, we have delivered the French army an Amendment has been submitted, directly from destruction, in order to afford it contrary to ihe tendency and object of the fresh opportunities for enterprise and hos. fornier. The grounds upon which this tility:-(Hear! hear!). I have not nene amendment stands are, that our Address is tioned the part of this disgraceful event, unnecessary-and next, that by our inter- which went to affect the interests, nay, ference we are guilty of projudging. To the safety of our Swedish ally. It ii not such a conclusion I never can subscribe ; upon an occurrence the most dark, mysbecause I am impressed irresistibly with the

terious and inscrutable shat ever was hatched, propriety of expressing to our sovereign our that the people of England ought to remain Jeep regret that this disgraceful Convention inert. For my part, I never will by my should ever have taken place ; and next, s lence become a foul participator in this act that the causes which led to this stain upon of disaster and disgrace. No; I contead


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that this is the moment when the people of The Amendment, as proposed by the England ought to declare to the world, the Rev. Mr. Poulter, was then read, amidst regret, indignation, and mortification, which

strong murmurs of disapproval, and was they feel at this ignominious event that s.xconded by the Rev. Mr. Garnet; who wherever the poison goes, tne antidote considered the country bound by every tie of should follow. (Hear! hear ! heur !) But, gratitude to an aged and venerable monarch, my reverend frien i tells us, that inquiry is to await the fulfilment of his gracious propromised positively. I deny it in toto : to mise for investigation. be sure, there is in the Answer to the corpo- The SHERIFF inen put the question on ration of London, something in the shape the Amendment, as proposed by the Rev. of a peily compo-itjon, from which such an

Mr. Peter, which was negatived unaniinference may be extracted ; but even mously, with the cuception of about ten kindor inquiry is that?cm. due inquiry! | persons in that crowie i assembly. The What is a due inquiry? The ministers will Resolution of Lord Northesk

was then te:I you, one that does not affect us. The unanimousix carried. generals will answer, such a one as will Mr. COBBIT." In pursuance of the acquit us --(A laugh.) The people will Resolution now carried, I move, Tiiat the frame their opinion of it, as it is cords with A dress and Petition read by me, and now their part.cular impressions on the subject.

nils of the D-pury Sheriff, be the But, we have this day ben apprised, from Audress and Petition of his me ting.” the authority of Mír Sturges Bourne, that it A desultory couversatio: then triok place. willbe not only a due, but a polic inquiry. in which it was considered a point of etiNw, I say, that if we had M. Surres queite to receive the Addiess froin the proBurae, or eren my Lord H?wkesbury, poser oi che liesolution. here, and if, after examination and re-ex Mr. Cor BETT.--" I stand here in the amii aion, we could extract no.other infor- exercis: of a rig!t, and cannot wave it upon mation, I would not be sati-fied. Courts of

a point of couriesy. I come here with iny Inquiry, or Courts Martial, cannot satisfy, I neig!b00! ;, the slaves of no purty, and in because they cannot

embrace the deve- ' order to afford to independent men an oplipeinent of all the causes


portunity of asserting their opini'in). In jus. concient of all the

whun lice, therefore, I must persevere in pressing this disceful measurè may probably be the motion which has been duly put." attribw avle. The country wants, and ought 'The Address of Lord Northesk was then to have, a full, open, üd parliamentary read, as well as that of Mr. Cobbelt; and instigation, The opposer, of the Audrois the question was

put, which of thein argue that the inquiry which we seek is

the world anprore. On the first pronu sed, ad will certainly take place. If 50w of bands, the numbers were so bathat be so, if we only ask what ministers 13nced, that the High Sheriff could not deare disposed to give, we do nu harm by our cide. It was then proposed, that they should iatur terence, nor can our application to the go into the outer hall to be divided, and, icturule be considered offensive.-(Hear! ¡cordingly, sereral d'p.irted. Some converHaar!)-But, when I see this anxiety to sation took place between the two parties. prevent petitioning, and that there exists

It was proposed to Mr. Cobbeti, by Lord la a certain quarter such uneasiness on that Northerk's friends, to appoint a coma ittee account, my suspicions are aroused; I doubt

for the purpose of combining the two Adthe sincerity of the promise, and think it dresses, or rather forming one out of the tie duis of the people to exercise their two; but Mr. Cobbett thought proper to invaluable and undoubted right.—(Hear! decline all compromise. The Sheriff pro. H-21!)-The people of this country ought posed that the vote should be taken upon not to remain inactive, because the city of the two Addresses by the holding op of bats. London bas petitioned and received an Those who remained in court, accordingly, Answer. Thai great body may be far our held up their hats; when it was decided, superiors in a commercial view, but that is

that the majority were in favour of the fol110 reason for our acting similarly in our Jowing Address, as propos d by Lord Norplain country way.-(A laugh.) -It is upon thesk, and smunded by Sir Thomas Miller : these grounds that I consider it the most " To The King's Most EXCELLENT joyful act of my life to support the Resolution " MAJESTY.-May it please your Majesty, proposed, because I conceive, by so doing, “-We, your Majesty's most dutiful and I endeavour to rescue my country, in the “ loyal subjects, the nubility, gentlemen, opinion of the world, from any participation clergy, freeholders, and other johabiin this foul transaction.

tants, of the county of Southampton, beg

or to







“ leave to approach your Nij.-sty's clerone,

CITY OF LONDON. " with the sincerontassiruures of our te.:- RESOLUTION

T!!E King's “ lous attachineur lo your royal person and ANSWER. (See the ANSWER at p. 646).

family; and knowing that your Jlajesty's On Thursduy, the 27th of October, the " true giory is insepraktion that it your Common Council of Londoa assembled 10

people, we lumbis be leave to express receive the Answer to their Address, on le our grief vid ret ai the Convention subject of the Couvention which terminated

dutely entered into by the commanders of the campain in Portugal. The Recorder “ your Majesty's forces in Portugal, and the having read ihe Auswer:

commander of the French arany in Lis: Mr. WAITHMAN rose and addressed the " bon; and further, bumbly to submit 10

lle could, he said, not allow this your Mijesty our carnest and anxious Answer to pass without some observatiors, prayer, that your Viajesty wii! be gra- stating it at the sime time to be his intenciously pleased innstillite such full, pube tion to propune such a Resolution founded

lie, apa cilecital Inquiry into this transa upon it, as the nature of the che appeared " action, as will kud to the discovery of all to bio to demand. He confessed that she " those causes which have produced an event was a subject of so!je delicacy, and it 131

so injurious to the honour of this couniry, probable he would hear several objections to " auri the interest of the allies."

the course be was pursuing from the genti. After a motion of thanks to the High She- man opposite (IIr. S. Dixon), and others

, riff for his upright and impartial conduct, who seemed much more auxious to croid the Vleeting dissolved. --The evening con- wbistever might be disagrecable to the crown, cluded with dinners at the George and than to guard the rigbes and privileges tits White Hirt Inns. - Lord Northesk's triends of the democratical or aristocratical bracc.3 dived at ihe former; Mr. Cobbelt's at the of our constitution. But the answer 113* Lutter.

constitutionally to be considered as that

his majesty's advisers, and as such has MAJOR HOGAN'S APPCJL.

himself perfectly at liberty to come! The demand for this Partphlet continues upon it. He therefore thought it uuneca to be such as might Daturally be expected ary to say any thing further on that poin from the extraordinary nature of the case. Willi regard to the Answer itself, by It appears from the advertisement to the

certainly thought it a most extraordinar titih edition, that no less than 5000 copies | one. He couceived that the corporation : have been already disposed of.

London had a right to approach the throte evidence of the public feeling, and of the with petitions and remonstrances, even alinterest which this product is calculated though his majesty miglı have expressed : 12 to excire! Suveai intacks have been pub- intention of adopting such proceedings is Bished against Lajor Llogan, in consequence they might recommend. It was proper of his rigorous Appeid. Boi these attacks that the king should be acquainted with clas dipear totally unworthy of attention ; for it sille of public opinion on all occasions, would be inconsistent with war genilen's whether for or against the neasures of the ehercier and judgment, tv notico vbi cano ministers, and it was the duty, as well as poi mike the slightest impression upon any the privilege of the subject to give that

n of connou candour or common sense. information to the crown. It was ihe mode To those who commeat so particularly ipili established by the constitution, for convey. the tinal Letter, the publisher very properlying the trutlí to the ear of the sovereigii, i"

, bona letter is 110 Coni spise of the machinations of those around lives wich there on Mujer llogm. The bim who might wish te keep him in dark "Clie, in full, clones before tirds Hiltor is i uess. This was not a riglit conceded by the

frunted; anul il dce, but bear in any CION as a favour ; bet one required and

degree upon the goods of that meriiu. demanded at the Revolution as essential 10 “ vivos officer's complaint; which com. our civil liberties, and to be exercised with " plint rests entireix ipon documents, the out obstruction or censure. It appeared “Betheninity of which is quire aquestions from the records of the court, that they had ubie ; namely, the letters of the Duke of

petitions and relo York's Colusie) Gorion."

monstrances to the throne, drawn up in a

s'yle and spirit much less humble than their PRATA in the last Register, p.700. ljic Address, and yet the answers had not

In the 115 parapii ut Vjor Curt- been of so iepalsive a description. But the uriz!!!'s Letter, rekmerrutile sovereign; Wegracing reply which they had just beard i s?piene el 16.30 poller.

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and if it liad been merely a severe lecture up with what, according to his principles, upon their past conduct he owner be would might be called an unnecessary address, and pot have been sorry.

During the last 20 yet be treated this subject with levity. How, years, a period distinguished for the most in the present circumstances of the country, podmientous occurrenci's that ever called for a matier of this importance could be so the in crposition of any body of men, the treated by a person in his senses, he was ac Comert of common council had scarcely ever a loss to conceive. When our arms by land exercised its right of petitioning or were attended with such constant disasters, monstrating, except some years ago on the and these sometimes following victories, it 0:ension of the high price of provisions, W.76 time to exrrrize our constitutional priwhen they petitioned for collegingibe por- vileges of periticuing for inquiries with lim.:t. But during all that time ihey not vigi!!! and perseverance. But it as said, outs did not omit, but eagerly sought for " that recent circumstances might base casions of congratulation. Iler were

convinced 15 that his maja.fy was at all Mer forward to shew their zeal for prerog.3- limes ready to instituie inquiries, op oclive and the rights of the crown); but no Cusion in which the children of the axiy sppeared to guard the privileges of country, or the honour of liis arms were the other branches of the coustitution. concerner!; and that the inter;"lion of ". The glorious independence of the crown" che ciie of Lentop 135 ur nccccrri" He was the constant cry; bit when had their supposed the allusion ment be a general voires heon rised for the glorious indepen- Wbitelocke and sir H. ';!13:1. Buyer is cence of the houses of lords and corn:10:15? las peifec!ly well known, that tho19h me Occasion was then taken in the answer, to grerest attention and indenuity had been remind the corporation, “that it is in- sheun in squeezing 1:0le! (nt

of the consistent with the principles of British pockets of the people, it is and almost fra stice to pronounce jargment without imposible to prevent the enzzling of previous investigation." How it was possi- their properts; or

$t the offenders He to construe the Address, so to bronght to justice. The strongest attempts nagine that it had pronounced judgment had been made to previent the bringing of crious to investigation, le did not know'. Jord Melville toriai; and she business of { called for inquiry certainly; it called for Alex. Divison had !:00 as vet been publicly. ishment on the guilty, without pre!erda ! investigated. He had been told that mi

to point out where vir gorilt restci. nisters would institute an inquiry into the at was the mu!ter to be investigated ; and business at the lIelder, but no investigation if no guilt was found, then, of course had taken place : and would they be more there could be no punishment. He himself earliest to instiliste an inquiry into the hrad nsored a petition for an inquiry into the causes of the Convention which they had ruiness at the llelder; and this was op. announceri as a virtory, Than into the led on the ground that the ministers of business of the Heller, which had been be crown would certainly instituie ona allowed to be a great cimity? The siti tilhout any call froin the court. A worthy ation of the army in Holland hasi been, mleague of his said, 16000 io? motion was arceirling to the account of officers who nurtunately full of this, but then it was were there, the most horrid inat could well

Aniy maber however be imigiel: ven perinding in the show, Bole:la resolution, thi the notion was a amidst plains where they could have no

160 Pixe court, :nd an insult to be shers, with othecronstances almost toe Town, and, incredible a: it might opper, siecking to pribe. Yet no investigation

5. Constit:tal at that time hand oaken place into ho (?!405 of the evofra! be carico it. Print le no'ls and Cul107 of Hollani. Wit pred he men. of lite ge:utken opposite (S. tion the case of Qvibero), where arms kir Diton), he cappunta! he would have done 29,000 ha: boren ilirered by 115, and aftere same thing with spect to the last wareis horned int nurselves? What need Wirths, if he dust lave done it. When he cension ib: aitair at l'errol, where the bols Wure told that the church and our holy in orbitants vera scen coming out bombiy "migion were in danger, 1. cuart went up Wirli the keys by 19,000 men who had with an Actress although Mie danger, 5:11) Tanelsari, as it to take a survey, but where

So there hd been an', was known 10 che keys being tiken for guns, the whole cover, for his 11:13 11314 by that time arm; 15 stils einbarkeci?

No inquiry Hof his livello naministerö, and chosen 9 bped inevituted into these lisilairolis presenti "Pyrery dministration.

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for an object; and were the people who bore to act as Britons, and have shou'n them. the expence to be obstruried and reproved selves unsusceptitle of that patu-tism 59 esfor calling for imrestigstion its to the misma- sentinlly necessary for the preservation of pagement of these expeditions? Many other their liberties--the maintenance of their nacases niighi be nen:iudied, if it were neces. lional honour --und the independence and de sary. As to general Whitelocke, it was not curity of his majesty's crouou and dominions. to itiis day know who hz procured lis ap- | --They cannot, therefore, sutficiently erpress pointoieni. All that was known w?s that he their concern, that they should, by any sughad been appointed under one administration, gestions, have met with otstruction and to and brought to ial by another. Sir H. pichension in the erercise of this unduulled Pophiin had been appointed by one, bright and involualle right.T hour they particulara to Trial by another, and after being iepri- | ly regret that his majesty should have been manded by a court-marrial, was again taken advised to express a nope,

That recentm. into favour by a third. Lord Meli ile, to be currincis would have convinced them, that suire, had been acquired very properly, no his majesty is, at all iimes, rendil to instiut doubt-he could not now couiest that -- but, inquiries on occasions in which the charache


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rity against him, and the re-01111on on the Concerned ; and that the interposilion of ! juunnals of the house of communs, he was cily of London could not be necessary jut!** taken into favour at cout, and had a cone!- ducing his majesty !o direct due inquiry in's derable share in advising the measures of u transaction which had diiva pointed tl. the present administration. If the same hopes and expectations of the nation'-B. system were pursued in our army as in our came it app, ars, that during the event.! navy, the same consequences woul! tvilow. period of the bust 15 years, various falta The men were the same; the difference mais prises and erpeditions have been undertakera only in the way of managing them. Sensi. in which the character of he country, liu ble of the importance of promoting ini. the honour of his cuajesty's arms' wore it quiries by every possible means, lie couli cerned, which have grievously not but think 'be answer to the petition of disappointed the hors and expectati the city of Lonion very ill-judged, to say the nation, and into which due jaçat the least of it. He would iheretoie move has not liven made That in one of tlaprezzi the followig RESOLUTION, viz.-

occurrences to which ris majesty's inseri'e Risoived. - Thathis majesty's Insu'er leen- is nol known, even at the presen!" tered upon the Journals. That at the same ment, by wlose ailrice the commander x time this cow i cannot forlear duclaring it as chitf was appvinted, or on what account sa their opinion, that the Aildress and Petition coamander was selected - That during presented to his majstly this couri, on l'el- These calamitous events, and wasteful pres nesday, the 12!h insiuni, e'us conceived in sion of blood and treasure, the pulloc dura the most dutiful anul 2«speciful terms ; that thens have been patiently lorne, and his f* it is the undoubled right of the subject to i jesty has not been called upon by the info petition, and that this right ought at all position of the city of London City times to love freely expreisid in all matters of humble supplication must le so ter med) to it pullic grievance without ol'struction or re- stitute inquiries into these failures ; althcast proof: That they are, therefore, at a loss it appears to thein that such interposi.. to know hy whui construction of their said I might have been highly necessary and be Petition, houever strained or perverted, his ficial to the country, and by promoting + majesty's ouvisers could attrilute to them

inquiry' precluded the necessity of their live any intention or desire to pronounce judiy application. That during trese unhudly un int without previous investigation.' Thal l'erses, and while his majesty's subjects they are equally at a loss to know why liis mitted to so many privations, the most skemjesty's wivisers should have deemed it ne- Jul and scandalouis aluses and piculadas 6x36ary lo remind them, ' Thut it was incon- have prevailed; into which die ingai : sistent with the principles of British justice,' has not been made so as to bring to just unless 10 thow an unmerited odiun on this

such great pul lic delinquents. That secara corporation, ami raise a barrier lictu'ren advised his majesty to fut so unfavourot? ther inct the crown, on all itensions where cud unwarrantable a construction on 19.5", tacir object is free and constitutional inquiry. iate Petition, has alused the confius met --Thai hind this comezofrained from express- his souvreign, and is equally an enemy 49... ing to his majestij their farling's at the humia majesty und t'le just rights of his people as liiting lerinate of the campaign in Por. Tharth y do not altrilute guilt to any tugai, they must huve cvased tu juci-10 think inuch less do they pronounce judgmeul

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