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Whitelocke.—Defence of Sir Arthur Wellesley by the Morning Post.— .

Old Bailey-like Defence.—HighWellesley compared to a Banker or Attor-
ney's Clerk-Further Extract from the Morning Post about the Protest.
—Utter Improbability of any such Protest—Morning Post the Property of
East Indians—The Armistice published in the French Language -
General Feelings of the Nation upon this Subject.—Necessity of Petition-
ing the King—I am resolved to do it.—Notice to Hampshire Freeholders
to join me if they choose.--Portuguese dissatisfied-i-Ill treatment of them
by our Generals.-The hoisting of the Flags—Protest of the Portuguese
General Freire.—Discontents in Portugal.—The Convention not binding
upon the Portuguese —Wellesley's Letter to the Bishop of Oporto.—The

pretended “French Trick.”—Wellesley the Person most concerned.— .

Generals ought to be recalled.—A Trial ought to take Place as soon as posi-
ble. – Contrast in the Conduct of Lord Cochrane and Sir Samuel Hood.—
Base Falsehood in the Morning Post, imputing the Censure of Sir Arthur
Wellesley to Party Spirit - - - - - -
—What Share of Blame is due to the Ministers.-Pretensions of the Com-
manders, Cause of their Appointment.—No Measures taken to do us jus.
tice.—The Answer to our Censure is, that we hate the Wellesleys because
they were staunch Friends of the late Pitt.—The Protest again - -

Spanish Revolution.—The Constitution of that Country.—Former Efforts in the

Cause of Freedom.—Fears about the Disposition of the Nobles and Priests.

—Difference between the Case of America and that of Spain —We ought

to think betimes of what we ought to do, if King Joseph should be seated

upon the Throne.—The talking so much about Ferdinand is a bad Sign.—

Our Writers stem to hate Napoleon only as a Conqueror, and not at all as

a Despot.—We conquer Nizams, &c.—We give Praises and Honours and

Money to those who conquer for us.-Opinion clearly expressed as to

the Result of the War - - - - - -

Conventions in Portugal.—Wellesley arrived in England.—The News of the

Convention reached the Ministers along with that of the Battle of

Vimiera-New Defence of Wellesley answered.—Vile Slanders upon

the Portuguese.--But, what are the People doing 2—They can address

when the Object is to flutter.—Baseness of the ministerial Creatures in

Hampshire.—But too general.—The Cause of this slavish Dependence.—

The World will regard us as Slaves, or as Hypocrites . . . . . . .

Spanish Revolution.—Mr. J. Hookham Frere appointed Envoy to Ferdinand VII.

—Doctrine of cashiering Kings.-If the War be for Ferdinand it is an

Object of little comparative Interest.—“ Cevalies's Exposition" exposed

Conventions in Portugal.—Sir Hew Dalrymple's Arrival at Portsmouth. -- Sir

Arthur Wellesley came Home more snugly.—No Calcutta Entries.— .
Why not hasten to Spain, instead of coming Home on Leave of Absence 2

-Address and Petition of the City of London delivered to the King.—

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King's Answer.—The kissing Scene.—Answers of the late King upon.

- similar Occasions.—The wretched Slaves of the City deserve the Treat-
* ment they received.—Abject Language of the Morning Chronicle re-
, specting Doctrine of “No Wrong."—Proceedings in Berkshire respecting
the Convention.—Addresses of the Corporation and City of Winchester.
—The Right of Petition.—Essex about to meet, though the two Factions

have, by the Means of a Compromise, long rendered the elective Fran-

chise a perfect Nullity in that County.—The Scots and a Yorkshireman
disclaim Sir Hew.—Wellesley gone to Ireland.—Has he his Salary still 2–
Mr. Canning is suspected not to join in the Views of others respecting the
Convention-Makers - - - - -

Major Hogan's Appeal - - - - -

Letter to the Freeholders and Inhabitants of Hampshire.—Hope the approaching
- Meeting will be well-attended.—Importance of the Subject.—We call
the French Slaves, because they dare not complain.—Our competence to
decide upon the Subject.—We are told that there is no Necessity for
Petitioning new that the King has answered the City of London.—What
are the Grounds of our Reliance, founded upon recent Events —The Minis-
ters rejoiced at the Convention, they advised the Answer to the City of
London.—Did any Inquiry take Place with regard to the Helder —The
Expulsion of King James II.-Right of Petition again urged.—Insolence
of the Partizans of the Ministry.—One great Object is to support the
City of London.—Let us keep clear of Party, that Bane of the Country -
Letter to the Freeholders and Inhabitants of Hampshire.—Remarks on the Pro-
ceedings of the County Meeting.—Party.—Mr. Garnier.—Let us laugh

at the Accusation of being Jacobins and Levellers.—A Dawn of Hope -,
£onventions in Portugal.—Court of Inquiry ordered.—Not so in the Case of Sir.

Robert Calder, or that of Colonel Cochrane Johnstone.—What the Court

of Inquiry will prove to be.—The Ground of Opposition in Berkshire.— .

What the French Writers say of our Complaints.—The Discontents in
Portugal attributed to our Complaints here.-This is an old Trick of Pitt.
—The Wellesleys and Hopes, of ardent mind, knew well how to induce
a City to rejoice.—We are afraid to leave Portugal to itself—The probable
Effect, in Spain, of our Conduct in Portugal.—Of the Gratitude and
Forbearance due from the People to the Army.—What are become, then,
of all the Preachings about strict Discipline –Poor Encouragement for
us still to make Sacrifices.—To get the French out of Portugal was not the
main Olject.”—Paragraph Puffs in behalf of Wellesley.—The Address
of the Officers to Wellesley.—Better beat the French than waste their
Time and Money in addressing, and giving Plate to their Commanders -
Letter to the Rever end Edmund Poulter, in answer to his Defence of Mr. Gardier

Court of Inquiry.—This, then, is the “ due" Investigation that was promised. . .

—It will produce a Mass of Print that no Man will read.—Wellesley now
gives the Lie direct to all his Friends who talked about the Protest.—
What Honour and Justice called upon him to do the Moment he landed
in England.—Sir Hew was ordered by Lord Castlereagh to consult Wel-
lesley-The whole of the Documents were sent to Lord Castlereagh in
French-Magnified Numbers of the Enemy.—Provisions for the Army.
—Lord Castlereagh's Brother is a General in Spain and Under Secretary
of State at the same Time.<-The Persons examined are all, more or less,
Partits conce ned - - - * - -
spanish Revolution;–Central Junta seem to lose their Time in Measures for
“ keeping the People in Order.”—Is Napoleon to be resisted by any but
revolutionary Means ? - The Junta has been passing Decrees against “the
& Licentiousness of the Press.”—Bad Sign.—No Proof that our Ministers
have been to blame in their Plans.—Portuguese do not seem to thank us

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much - • - - - - • *
American States - - * • * - -
Corn against Sugar. -Price of Barley - • - -
Major Hogan, -, -, - • . . • •. or *
Duke of York's Income z - - - - • - ? -


of this Sort of Hospitality - - - - -

Major Hogan's Appeal - - - - - - -

Poor Watch maker's Letter - - - - -

Court of Inquiry.—The Question between Sir Harry Burrard and Sir Arthur

Wellesley - - - - - -

Spanish Revolution —Answer to a Correspondent, who accuses the Editor of
Lukewarmness in the Cause of Spain - - - -
Portugal.—Sad discontented and unsettled State - - - -
King's Declaration, with regard to the Overtures of France and Russia, from
Erfurth - - - - - - -

Duke of York's Income - - - - -

of the Courier : - - - - - - -


Jamaica.-Black Regiments. Mischiefs and Dangers attending them
Lotteries.—Reports to the House of Commons relating to them - -
libel Law.—Abridgment of the Trial in the Case of Carr against Hood
Convention.—Extract from the Times Newspaper - - - -
Hampshire Meeting, Proceedings at - - •

London City.—Proceedings in consequence of the King's Answer to them -

—— Concluded - - - - -

Hampshire Meeting for the Nomination of a Member in the Room of Sir Henry

Mildmay - - I - - - - - * -

Edinburgh Reviewers.--Excellent Passages relating to Spain, extracted from
their Work . - - - - - " - - - -
Duke of York.-The Act of Parliament containing the Grant to him of National
Lands, or Crown Lands, in Surrey - - -

Table of the Number of Christenings and Burials; of the Prices of the Quartern
Loaf; of the Prices of Meat, Sugar, Salt, and Coals; of the Prices of
the English- and French Stocks; and of the Number of Bankruptcies,
fr m June to November, 1808 - - *~ • -

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coBBETT's weekly PoliticAL REGISTER.

Vol. XIV. No. 1...} . . . LONDON, SATURDAY, JULY 2, 1808. [PA ice Ion.

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“I wood have no expeditions against the Americans. I would securely stop their holes, and leave them to ... quare and fight amongst themselves, which they would soon infallibly do.”—Political Regist ER,

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“ British and the American governments “stand with regard to gach other. If, Sir, “ I may trust that channel of information “ which is alike open to every man, the “ public papers, I see that Congress has “ been prorogued for the session, but that “ the embargo still continues. Thus it “appears, that one of the effects antici“ pated from the Orders in Council has “ failed. holds out ; nor does there appear any “ probability of a relaxation on the part “ of the latter.” Mr. CANN ING's answer was as follows. “Nearly all that has “passed, between this country and Ame“rica, the house and the public have been “ put in possession of by the publication of “ the American government. I presume that the hon. gent. does not intend to “blame his majesty's ministers for not “ having made similar communications to “ parliament; for if be had thought such communications necessary, he would “ doubtless have moved for them. With“ out censuriug their production by the “Aherican government, his majesty's “ thonisters have felt that the transaction, * being pending, any appeal from government to parliament would look as if it were concluded. I shall only state, that “ in the whole conduct of the British go“vernment, with respect to the affair of “ the Chesapeake, we have endeavoured to “keep in view the principle upon which “we set out; namely, to make anple “reparation for that which was decidedly “a wrong act; but to make that reparation * upon a firin du:ernization not to surren

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der a right which the great majority of the country has ever considered as essential to its dearest interests. Sir, I may boldly appeal to the country to determine whether from the correspondence on the table of the house any such disposition on the part of his majesty's ministers has appeared through the whole transaction. That the rupture of the negotiation on

this subject was not attended with any hostile feeling on either side,” is an in

controvertible truth. The reparation was not accepted by America, because America would not fulfil the condition on which alone it was tendered, namely, the revocation of that proclamation by which British ships were not allowed to enter the harbours of America, while

those of the enemy visited them at plea

sure. But, sir, the manner in which the British reparation was tendered to America by a special mission, was, to all the feelings of nice honour, an effective reparation, although not accepted ; and so is fact we have every reason to believe that it was co-sidered by the American government. With respect, sir, to the embargo, and to the probable effects of the Orders in Council in producing its abandonment, the hon. gent. has mi. stated my right hon, friend's propositions. The hon, gent, declares my right hon. friend to have predicted, that the Orders in Council would do away the embargo, whereas my hon, friend only argued in opposition to the bon. gentlemen on the other side, that the Orders in Council did not produce the embargo ; that they

were not substantively known in Amc

rica when the embargo took place ; and that they were not included in the complaint made by the American government to Congress, on which complaint the embargo was founded. Nor, sir, do I think that the Orders in Council themselves conid have produced any irritation in America. It I were not disposed on this occasion to avoid making any observations that might be suspected of a party feeling, I would say, to at 1-32. (hii.... **

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