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lations that are daily reaching us from Spain; ment. As to ihe conduct of our midis. while we see Buonaparte, like the destroy ters, in their military arrangements, I am ing angel, sweeping away arnies and not disposed to find fault with it. The spreading desolation over the land, and Morning Chronicle does, indeed, use some while we are trembling for fear that the next very powerful arguments to show, that they mail may 'bring us the sad assurance, that might bave acred more for the benethe bodies of some of our own countrymen, fit of the Spanish cause ;

but, the friends, and relations, have been trampled worst of it is, these arguments come after beneath the hoofs of - his horses :-- in the the event. It was all along quite clear, midst of these tidings, is it not enough to that u'e could do nothing, anless the Spanisting one to madness to be gravely informed, ards themselves were in great force, as 10 that, on the 14th of November, “bis ex- numbers at least; but, it would now seem; “cellency Don Juan Hookham FRERE,'' that the French have the superiority even in upon being introduced to the Central Junta,

that respect.

Therefore, the accounts, delivered a speech, in which “ he stated which we before received, about their num. “the extraordinary complacency and flat- bers, were false, or those numbers have, of " tering satisfaction, which he felt in the late, diminished, which diminution, if ibat " honour granted him by the king, bis be the case, must, I think, be attributed to

master, in appointing bim his representa- the change, which, by the altered language “ tive near the august person of his most Ca- of the Junta, has been produced in the "thelic Majesty, Ferdinand VII ?" It re- miods of the people. The blame, due to ally makes one's feet and fingers itch ; it gets the ministers, appears to me to be that of one all in a twitter, to read this, at a time having royalized, if I may use the word, the like the present, 5. Near the august per:

Spanish cause. This is a subject well worth tbe son," indeed! Why, what more could serious attention of Parliament; but, as to the we do, were we to study for years how we military part of their measures, it will be should furnish food for ridicule in the French very difficult, I imagine, to make any blan newspapers ? ---Of a piece with these stick to them.--I could not help observa proceedings was the proclamation to check ing, in the Courier newspaper of Satardar * the licentiousness of the press," of which last, a letter, said to come from one of our proclamation it is by no means difficult to officers in Sir David Baird's army, whe, guess the origin. was so exactly accord- after complaining of the lukewarm res of ing to the taste of certain people ; it was so the Spanish people, and their back wantes like them ; it was the very thing one would to make exertions against the enemy, says, have expected from thein. Keep the pea. “ this is a miserable people, the French nut ple down. Keep their tongues and pens in do them good.” I really did wonder 19 order. Don't let them talk too much. meet with a sentiment like this last, in a Well, according to all appearances, the ministerial newspaper. You see, how ibinga Junta inay now issue as many proclamations strike even our officers, This gentleman as they please against “ the licentiousness seems to bave a high opinion of the beach's “ of the press :" for, it is to be feared, that of French fraternization. Is it any woode, they will soon have little else to do.---My then, if great numbers of the Spaniards ato decided opinion is, that the present disasters of the same opinion ? No, no : say what in Spain have chiefly, if not wholly, pro- we will, it does not necessarily follos, ceeded from the change of feeling in the that the French must be hated by Line people, produced by the change of language Spaniards, because we wish it to be their leaders. li was always obvious, to I do not yet give up the Spanisht cause as those who reflected upon the matter, that lost, because the great dangers of the Spain, to avoid the embraces of the Buona- country may route the people ; a truly s partes, must be thrown into a state of revo- volutionary spirit may arise, and, in that lution; revolution or King Joseph appeared case, the French inay be defeated; but, it to be the only choice for the nation ; and, a king at all, there is, I think, bul hulle unfortunately, those who obtained the lead, doubt, that Joseph Napoleon will be that resolved not, at any rate, to have a revolite tion. They resolved not to suffer “ the li- Davisox bas, at last, been tried. He has “ centiousness of the press." I, for my been found guilty. Well, this is some part, shall always think of that. I know thing; and now, I hope, that refunding wil what sort of folks those are, who talk about follow, that the poor abused and cheated

i the licentiousness of the press” in this people may obtain, from this proceeding, wountry and in Airerica ; and upon this a little, at least, towards defraying the belowledge I do, and insi, formay juds- expences of the Boarda Commissionero




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of is to support the loyal man, while his work is

Mr. Dallas is an able lawyer, upon the public purse. Without refunding, I have beard, but, he did not, I think, I think little of the prosecution, or the sufficiently dwell upon the uncommon loyverdict. Squeeze the purse, that's the way alty of his client. - The newspapers state to make them feel. I squeeze you,

that Sir Andrew S. HAMMOND, Sir Evan sponge, and you are dry again.”- -I Nepean, Mr. Huskisson, the Right Hoshall be very anxious to hear the result nourable Charles Long, the Honouralle of these proceedings. If I were a member WELLPSLEY POLE, and LORD Morra, gave of parliament, I would never rest, 'till I evidence to Davison's character, and, I dare had the pounds-shillings-and-pence picture say, not without quite sufficient reason. of the whole affair clearly before the public. Why, under the late ministry, Lord Moira

-DAVISON is, however, a person, after made him Treasurer of the Ordnance; and, all, it seems, of a most ercellent character. now I think of it, I was threatened with a His spožisors, upon this occasion, were ou- prosecution for a libel, because one of my

I marvel that he did not bring his correspondentsinveighed most bitterly against corps of Loyal North British Volunteers," the project, then much talked of, of making who inhabit about St. James's Square. He bim a baronet. “ Sir Alexander Davison is famed for his loyalty ; and, really, little " and the heirs male of his body law'fully frauds upon the public, if committed by "so " and loyally begotten!" I am in tribulaloyal a man, might meet with a lenient tion for bis corps of Volunteers. They construction. Who knows but that he will now be just like sheep that have lost might have been tempted to add now and their shepherd. Aye, the disaffected may then a pound to the price of his articles, sneer; but, St. James's Square may yet rue for the sake of acquiring the means of the day when loyalty thus suffered in raising Volunteers, in order to keep out the person of one of its most famous the French, and to keep down the wicked champions.--About the time, just menand seditious at home? We are told, tioned ; that is to say, the time of the indeed, by the disaffected, that the detected baronet project, I remember some pompous peculators are all fanious for their loyalty; accounts, that were published of grand for their attachment to “ regular govern- Dinners," given by Mr. Davison, to very ment, social order, and our holy religion.” | distinguished personages

. It would be curi. Bat, while the truth of this is, and must ous to ascertain the probable cost of one of be, confessed, it may be answered, that those " Grand Dinners," the motive of loyalty, like every other lofty virtue, subjects giving them being too obvious to become a the possessor, or, more properly speaking, subject of inquiry with any one at all acthe professor, to the charge of some petty quainted with the movement of the wheels vices.

Besides, who is to be loyal for of the political machine. I never hear of nothing? Godliness, we are told, is greu! oue of those festivals, without reflecting on guin; and, is there to be no gain attached the distress and misery, which they occato loyalty? Is a man to be loyal, while sion. Oh! how many wretched families others are disloyal, or while others are said have spent their winter evenings supper-less to be so, which answers his purpose full as and fire-less to furnish the means of carouzwell, if not better, and is he to get nothing ing at “Mr. Alexander Davison's hospitaat all by it? The loyalty of my little friend, ble board,” as the paid-for paragraphs in Tronás FITZGERALD, the small-beer poet, the newspapers termed it! ". Hospitable is almost proverbial. : He has written more “ board," indeed! Are entertainments like verses against Buonaparte than any man these ; entertainments furnished from such Ljving. If the Corsican's carcass had been means; given from such motives; and assailable by doggerel, he would have been received upon such implied conditions: are killed long ago by my little friend, whose these worthy of the heart-cheering name of attacks upon him have been truly bloody- | hospitality? Where is the sycophant; where minded. Accordingly; little Thomas has is the loyalty-affecting hypocrite; where is a pension of one hundred and fifty pounds a even the hired editor or reviewer, wlio is year, duly paid him out of the fruits of the bold enough to stand forward, and justify people's labour. The disaffected may say, this abominable perversion of the use of that the pay ought to have followed the words? For the last three years, the service, and that Thomas's pension should daily press has teenied with paragraphs, not have begun, 'till after he had killed praising this, now-convicted man. The

Buonaparte; but, with their leave, this is iopics of praise have been of great variety; 'not fair. Soldiers are not paid thos. What but, all the paragraphs have had for their

was a most

evident object the causing it to be generally | unfortunate merit, go to support the idle telieved, ihat Mr. Davison

and the vicious; and, of course, to foster liberal and loyal and benevolent man. То and perpetuate vice...The splendour of exhibit all the marks of liberality, loyalty, the metropolis, the increase of houses, of and benevolence, having such means in his carriages, of scenes of amusement, of ex. hands, was very easy; and, if the people, pences and luxuries of all sorts, in that in every part of the country, could see to all-devouring place, have their rise, princithe bottom of things, they would find, that pally, in causes such as we have now been no small part of what they term liberality contemplating. The wealth of the whole and charity, is little more than a trifling kingdom; that part of the fruit of all its per-centage of what is derived from their labour and industry and ingenuity ; that part labour and privations. Even the praises, of these, which ought to go to the providing the pauseous printed flatteries of this man of assistance to the unfortunate, and to the Davison, have, in fact, been paid for by procuring of a small portion of general conthe people; by the very people, whom they venience and pleasure ; all that part, is were written and published to deceive. drawn up to the metropolis, through the Take, this man's wealth ; see the amount of channel of taxation. One such man as it; and then consider how many of those, Davison takes away the conveniences and who now live in inisery, it would, if added the pleasures and the voluntary alms of to their present means, make comfortable. several parishes. This is the scourge,

under How many hungry bellies the interest of it which we smart, and under which we shall would till for ever; in how many families it smart, till a constitutional reformation in would change water into beer; in how the Parliament take place, till those, whose many fire-less hearthsit would make a chearful office it is to take care of the people's blaze ; in bow many cottages it would eke money, be no longer suffered to receive out the scanty day-light of winter. This is from the king's servants a part of that same the true way, in which to view the effect of money. I know very well, that the se these accumulations of the public means, in neral herd, in imitation of that of the forest, te hands of individuals ; for, disguise the will now stand aloof from Davison; v2 tring how we may, it is laxury, which is now disclaim him and swear they neret the great cause of misery. When the few tasted of his dinners. But, the people destroy, by themselves and their idle retinne, ought to be upon their guard against this a great portion of the products of the earth, they ought to look upon him as one there must be less than sufficient for the amongst the numerous herd; they ought

That there must, and ought to be, not to join in any cry against this particula gradations in society we all know. They man; they ought to be fully aware, thai, are necessary to the very existence of society; however great and numerous the frauds that but, is it, therefore, necessary or right, that he may have committed, those frauds, ak one man should, by the means of taxes put together, do not amount to a fraud so raised upon the labour of the community, great and so wicked as the single fraud, be enabled to consume the fruit of the attempted by those, who would make a

abour of thousands, and that, too, without uninformed part of the people believe, that any corresponding services rendered to that he is the only, or the greatest, pecolater ; community Let us suppose, for instance, they ought to look upon Davison as a sample that Davison has a fortune of i wenty thou. rather than a singularity, and to bear ia sand pounds a year, which may be about mind the old saying: “as is the sample sa the mark, and that this fortune has come " is the sack." out of the taxes. This twenty thousand Major Hogan's APPEAL.-In anoti pounds a year is so much taken from the part of this sheet will be found a lett: means of enjoyment in the community at from Major Hogau's publisher, from which large. View it as taken from a hundred it appears, that the Major himself is in gentlemen ; each of these have so much the America, whither he went some time after less to use himself, and, of course, -80 his pamphlet was published, and whence be much the less wherewith to give unto them is expected to return, in the space of two who need. I shall be told, perhaps, that or three months. This circumstance of the the power of giving and the act of giving, Major's being in America does, indeed in such cases, only change bands; but, alter the case. It totally does

away besides that such a change is injurious to the ground of that reasoning, whence I drew the former possessors, the objects of benevolence conclusion, that his relation, as far as belong are also a "w.ged. Tie supfluities of for- ed to the Bank Notes, was false. Before we tune, instead of being used for the relief of come to such a conclusion, apon such ground,


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we must see the Major in England again ; or / pecially to gallant men, who are bound give full time for his agent's receiving his across the Atlantic ocean. Besides, there instructions upon the subject. ----There was the “ dashing barouche" to hire; there certainly is a good deal of reason, in what were a coachman and a footman to engage the Publisher says, as to an objection to make to secrecy, a sort of gentry who are not the numbers of the notes knowo ; but still, very apt to hold their tongues for a trifle, I think, it would be safe enough, if there when they become possessed of saleable was a proviso for proving the property to be knowledge. Major Hogan must have been that of the claimani. As toile probability nearly a stranger in London. Was it not a of a woman's doing what is ascribed to the difficult thing for him to set to work and « female in a dashing barouche," it is hard produce this equipage of barouche, lady, to say what is, or what is not, probable and servants? It is, I am told, very easy to amongst such persons. But while the im. trace hundred pound bank notes; but, probability has been arged, on this side, it would it not have been much easier ; qay, is has always appeared very odd to me, that no- it not much easier now, to trace the ba. thing has been said of the improbability, rouche, lady, and servants? The waiter on the other side. As to the fact of the at the hotel took in the letter. He says he strumpet's going to the newspaper office took it from such a person, with such an and to Frank's Hotel, there can be no doubt, equipage; and, if he was bribed to tell a and, indeed, no such doubt has been start, lie, can it be believed, that, especially now ed. This fact being adnitted, we have to when the Major is gone abroảd, he could inquire, whether it be probable, that such a not be induced to tell the truth ? Let it be woman was employed so to act ly Major observed, too, that, if a sham lady and Hogan? In the first place, what molive servants, it was to such people, that the could he have for taking so much trouble Major had confided his four hundred pounds. and running so great a risk? Not to recover Is it probable, that he would have done bis rank in the army, which he had quitted, this? Is it probable, that a man, capable and from re-entering which he might bo of such a deep-laid scheme, would have well assured, that such a device would, entrusted four hundred pounds to such for ever prevent hiin. There appears to keeping? But, the great thing of all is ; bave been no possible motive of guin, the striking fact is, that the lady, barouche, which could have actuated him. Revenge, and servants have not been found out, in a then ; sheer revenge must have been the town where there is such a police as now motive, if he really did commit the act. exists in London. It is notorious, that the Revenge is a very powerful feeling; it will most arttuland experienced swindlerscannot, carry a man very far; some men much for any length of time, escape this police, farther than gain will carry them ; indigo

the officers of which, when once laid upon nation, rage at what the party conceives to the trail, however cold the scent, however have been gross ill-treatment from irre- stale the bannt, do, ninety-nine times out sistible power, will, I allow, be very apt to of every hundred, discover and hunt down set a man's wits to work to find out the their prey. To me, tharefore, it is matter means of vengeance,

and will greally of great astonishment, and so, I think, it tend to make him get risks of all sorts at must be to the reader, that the lady and her defiance. But, after all, I cannot see, for equipage have not been yet discovered; that my life, how the Major could hope io grati- is to say, upon the supposition, that they fy his vengeance from this scheme. I can. were hired by Major Hogan. There apo not see, why be should have hoped to do, pears to have been, upon this occasion, as with this scheme, what might be left undone strong motives for the vigilance of the poby the other part of his narrative. Grant- | lice, as ever existed upon any occasion. No ing, however, that revenge did set bien one will doubt of the power of the parties to work, it must be allowed, that he interested to set the police at work. The took time to reflect about it ; it must be al- detection and exposure of the imposture, if lowed, that there was much of craft and it was one, would have been worth fifty invention in his conduct. Well, then, millions of the paragraphs of hireling wri. would such a nan readily commit himself ters, in newspapers, pamphlets, magazines, to the hands of a strumpet, who, the very and reviews. Yet, has the police not stirred, day after s'e bad received a reward from that we have heard of ; yet, has there been bini, might, and, in all probability would, no endeavour, that I have perceived, by a betray him for a much greater reward ? public offer of reward to "The lady or serWas the strumpet bis own mistress ? Such vants" to come forward and make the dispersons are not famed für their tidelity, eso | covery. This cannot fail to have great weight

with the public, in favour of the truth of On the other side, upon the supposition, Najor Hogan's statement. There cannot have that the Major's statement be correct, there been less, supposing the thing to have been is little or no chance of a discovery ; for, as an imposture, ihan six or eight persons in my correspondent observes, as to the tracing some measure acquainted with it. Major of the notes, you are liable to be stopped by Hogan must have hired the barouche and any one of the possessors refusing to tell how horses; for what person would have let he disposed of them, or any of them ; bethem to a woman, who could have been en- sides which, the possessors may not be in gaged in such a service? The two servants the kingdom, or, if in it, not to be found ; must recollect the expedition. The heroine to say nothing about the circamstance of herself together with her companions, or ser- people's forgetting, or never looking at, vants, at home. This affair has made so much ihe numbers of the bank-notes that fall into noise ; it has been so long a matter of public their hands. Then, the woman, if the story conversation ; that, one would think it be true, having her own carriage and serHlinost impossible, that all these parties vants, there would be no coach-master to should have kept the secret, until this day, trace her to ; and, though the servants of especially as there were such strong tempta. such a person are not likely to be remarkable tions to a disclosure, and no temptation at for their fidelity, they would be under no all, in any one, except the Major himself, temptation to betray their mistress, or emto prevent such disclosure. This was my ployer, there being no chance of gaining by reasoning before I started the question about their treachery, while there would be a the publication of the numbers of the bank- pretty good chance of their losing by it. notes ; but, as that was pointed out to me as Such is the light, in which I view this mat. quite effectual to ascertain from whom the ter. I must confess that I felt great pleanotes came into the Major's hands; as I could sure at hearing a sufficient cause assigned for see no reasonable objection, which the Ma- the not publishing of the punibers of the jor could have, to such publication ; and, as notes; because, I should have been greatly he neither published the numbers, nor took mortified to find, that a gentleman of such any notice of my bint, I concluded that' he excellent character as Major Hogan appears dared not try the experiment. But, if it be to be ; that so worthy a man and so very true, as I must suppose it is, and as I am meritorious av officer, should, thougb from now, for the first time, informed, that he a sense of ill-treatment, have been induced was gone abroad before my hint was given, to go so far as to state and to promulgre. this conclusion of mine was, of course, pre- under his own signature, a deliberate and mature. It is very desirable that the long-intended false hood. truth of this matter should be ascertained

The " Poor WATCHMAKER OF A and publicly exposed. If the Major has Rotten BOROUGH," in his enumeration of really trumped up the story about the lady national calamities and disgraces, has over.' and the potes; if his revenge has carried him looked one, which is greater than any of the so very far, it is proper that it should be rest, but which I need not name, when I knowo ; and, it appears to me, that no: add, that it is its existence which prevents thing is more easy than for the police to nie from giving to the world bisexcellent and find out the heroine and the attendants. I admirable letter. This is our curse; this is cannot refrain from again expressing my our political pestilence. Every word he has suprize, ihat, upon the supposition of the said ought to be read by every man in the thing being an imposture, no one of the kingdom. Let us hope, that a time may pariies should have yet made a voluntary dis- come, when the public may read this very corery. They must all have heard of the letter ; and, in the meanwhile, let us pot noise made by their calling at the hotel; the fret qurselies much as to what so engages the calling there must be fresh in their memory; hopes and tears of the coffee-house politithey must all be aware of the advantage to cians. Oh! box gedly would I drag forth be derived from turning evidence ; the sea the " rascals, whiogloss over their treasons is between them and the Major; amongst " to their country by high-sounding declate vilest of man and woman kind they " rationis ;' raising one hand high with must necessarily be; and yet, they do not, energetic enthusiasti, vowing their eternal there is no one of dem' that does, come

vengeance on the French iyrant, while forward with a discovery. Supposing, " the Qiher is actively rnmir. aging the pubtherefore, the thing to be ao imposture, “ lic pocket!" But, I will keep his letter there must be, in the composition of these treasured up for the use of family and persons' minds, a most uncommon mixture friends; and I beg him to accept of my of baseness and of honourable feeling.- best thanks for taking the trouble to commu.


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