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ess hostile to every generous and humane
feeling? I confess, that Mr. HUNT's motion, though, if he thought it true, he was right in making it, might fairly be objected to by anyone who thought differently. But, you might have reprobated the endeavour to describe England as not free, (if you regarded her as being free) without saying that you hated the Americans. This it was, that shocked the meeting, and, accordingly it hooted you, as appears from the report, as published even by the Times newspaper. Every effort ought now to be made to produce reconciliation with America; and, you appear to have doné all that you were able to do, to perpetuate the animosities engendered by the war. Mr. Dickinson managed his opposition to the motion more adroitly, He observed, that the holy-war Powers, now in Congress at Vienna, were, “he had considerable reason to believe,” engaged in an effort to unrivet the chains of the African slave, and; therefore, he could hot, eonsent to any motion that might seem to glance against their people being free. So, Mr. DickINson concluded, it seems, that, if the “sacred-oause” powers should settle upon some general prohibition against the inerease of slaves in the West Indies, there cannot possibly remain "...i like slavery in Russia, Prussia, Poland, Germany, Bohemia, Transylvania, Sclavonia, Italy, Spain, or Portugal. ... I should-like to have heard the chain of argument, through which this member for Somerset arrived at such a conclusion from such premises, I sup
o: that it must have been something
this way: That the “sacred-cause” powers are all perfectly sincere in their
professions; that, being so, it is impos
Sihle to believe, that they would shew so
*Mr. Dickinson said, a great deal more
upon the subject,” and produced facts as well as arguments to prove, that Mr. HUNT's motion was, an unjust attack. upon those powers; and, I confess, that it would be a great treat to me to see those facts upon paper. - . • . MR. BINNs, a publisher in Philadel. hia.-In the Courier of a few days ack, there appeared an article from an American paper, pointing out some of the means, which the government of that. country ought to employ to annoy, and. injure England; and, the Courier, at the head of the article, observes, that it is . taken from a paper, published by one BINNs, who was engaged in “, the “TREASONABLE plot of O'Connor." The article contained...a very urgent recommendation to the Congress to pass efficient laws for providing comfortable means of subsistence for English del serters; and also to pass laws, for the destruction of English commerce by Ame. rican privateers. Now, it does, and it must give one painto see an Englishman exerting, with so much zeal, his talents and the powerful means of the press against his native country, that country, being ours as well as this, and containing, as we know it does, so many excellent individuals, such a mass of industry, integrity, and virtue of every, sort, But, let us be just : let us look at the other side ; let us consider the cause of this hostility in Mr. BINNs; and every candid man, thotişh he may still, and, will still be sorry to see, that England has such powerful enemies (for a press really
frees is all power) in .her own children,
will be less disposed, I do not say to blame; but certainly less disposed to abuse Mr. Binns. This malignant writer calls him a TRAITOR, This is false. . He was, indeed, tried on a charge of High Treason; but, though the greatest talents were employed against him, he was found to be “NOT GUILTY,” and was, accordingly, DISCHARGED by the Judge. He was taken up in virtue of a warrant from the Secretary of State, the Habeas Corpus Act being then suspended; he was imprisoned in the Tower; he was conveyed to Maidstone to be tried; he
was there declared to be NQT GUILTY,
. . . .
and was discharged; and then he quitted the country, went to America, there became a citizen of that country, carrying with him the recollection of what he had actually undergone, and of the risks that
| run in his native land. Besides, we must not overlook the state of the country at that time, and the dangers, to which every man, called a Jacob IN was exposed. A strong and most curious fact, relating to this point, came out on Mr. BINNs's trial. Mr. PLoMER, who is now the Vice Chancellor, was a Counsel for the prisoners, and a most able Counsel he was. Just as the Jury were about to be impannelled, he applied to the Court to have read the following AFFIDAVIT
and LETTER, which Letter, as the reader|
will see, was written by a Clergyman of
“was able, concerning which he hesi-
“cent man committed to gaol never offers ** a bribe to a turnkey to let him escape, “O'Connor did this to my knowledge.
“FICIENTLYSTERNAND SELDOM ** ACQUITS WHEN HANGING: 18 *NECESSARY, the only fear 1 have is, * that when the Jury is impannelled, the ““Blues” may gain the ascendancy. In “short, I pressed the matter so much “upon their senses, that if any one of | “the three is chosen, I think something - “may be done. These three men have “gained their good fortunes by farming, “and I think they are NOW thoroughly *** sensible THAT THEY WOULD LOSE “EVERY SHILLING BY ACQUIT“TING THESE FELONS. I have seen, “Sir, that detested shore, that atrocious “land of despotism, from Shakspeare's “cliffs, Calais steeples, and truly I shud“dered not at the precipice, but by con“templating the vicinity to me of a mis“creant crew of hellions vomiting theirim“ potent vengeance, and already satiating “their bloody appetites upon my country. “Ah, my good. Sir, we are safe ; it 1s “next to a moral impossibility that in. “Sussex or Kent they could land in
* force; the batteries, forts, &c. are $3.
“numerous, that hardly a gun-boat could “escape being blown to atoms. ...But ** Ireland, alas! alas ! it is lost, Sir, I “fear it is gone. Here Government are “now expending
“And although THE JUDGE IS SUF
hundreds of thousands, “in fortifying what can never be ak.
s, and immense ditches, and they
“publican visitation here. This county
“extravagant. I have now as fine a sight “of the chalk-hill opposite as ever was “seen. The sun is setting upon that “vile land, and presents an object nót a “little disagreeable. of or of - “Your's truly, ***** * * * * * “ Dover, May-day. “ A. YoUNG.” Addressed “GAMALIEL, LLoyd, Esq. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk,” or on to To Now, the reader will bear in mind, that Mr. BINNs would probably have had these three men amongst his jurors, if Mr. LLOYD had not made the letter of the Reverend Gentleman known. This letter is an instance of the length, to which men went at the time when Mr. BINN's was prosecuted; and when he left England. Can any just man say, then, that or he blames Mr. BINNs for seek an asylum in America? And, it he cannot blame him for seeking that asylum,
can he psame him for acting the part of a
patriotic citizen towards his adopted country; or, rather, towards the country which has adopted him? How great so ever may be our sorrow at seeing the arms, and the more powerful pens; of Englishmen wielded with such effect too, against England, our accusations against them ought, at any rate, to be confined within the bounds of truth. And, does this foolish and base writer in the Courier
| imagine, that he will, by abusing Mr.
BINNs, and falsely ..o. nish the powers of his pen?' Mr. BINNs,
safe on the other side of the Atlantic, may, probably, laugh at his calumniator's ... but, if it has any effect at all on him,” that effect must be to make him more zealous in his hostility against England. ... It is a fact, of which "I have no doubt at all, that; if ever our country experiences any serious calamity from the power of America, she will owe no small o of it to the revenge of men, who ave emigrated from her. “The native Americans are bravelingenious, enterprising beyond any other people inthe world but, still the accession of hundreds o měh of talent, burning with revenge and eominūnicating that passion to their children, mùst have dreadful weight in the 'seale of hostility. Is it not, therefore, a species of madness in a man, who af.
#-|fects to write on the side of the English
government, to, resort to all the means in his power to keep that #. e aliye'? In America the paths of political power are
open to all its citizens, adopted as welfas
native; and, is it to be expected, that we shall not feel the effect of this abuse, whenever that power glides into the hands of those who are thus abused? America is now upon the pinnacle of fame. Her power must grow.'till it be great. Engfand must and will feel the effect of that power; but, it is very unwise to endeavour to enlist against her the perpetuation of that revenge, which might otherwise die away with time. -
“ MURDER! MURDER (" “This is the good old cry against “cruelty and oppression: never had any “ more occasion fo raise it than I have. ... A most ungrateful clamour is raised .*...t my existence, though in the course of “-oure, my dissolution cannot
“be far distant. Tie Caglish nation is
“indebted to me, much, for terrving * Lord Wellington and his brave troops “ through a course of brilliant victories. “The naval superiority of England has “ been sustained by my aid; the Ameri* can navy has hid its head under the ... waters of its own harbours at the op“progch of my power: and yet meetings “are now holding in many parts of Eng“ land at which I am stigmatized as cruel, “opressive; as most tyrannical and iniqui, “fous. Now, consideri “tant services I have rendered the country, .” *his, I again say, is most ungrateful, in peaking of mg. nothing extenuate nor set down aught in malice. Let the blessings. I have copfarred, as well as the “trouble I have occasipued, be reinem“bered. Without me; Buonaparte wight, . this day, perhaps, have been master of **** England and Sovereign of the World. ... It is host onlandsoe as well as un, * * #. to kick and cuff, to insult and ‘traduce mo,the momentitis supposed my .* all can be dispensed with. - w”. - “ I am, &c. ... “THE PRoPERTY Tax.” The above is taken from the Courier of the 18th instanti, and, it must be confessed, the complaint of poor Property Tax is not altogether unfounded, though it pretends too far, when it talks of pla: king the “American Navy kide its head." and of keeping Napoleon out of Ingland, which the people could have done without a Property Tax full as well, at least, as with it. It is, however, very amusing
the very impor
as it now is by many of those, whe called others Jacobins because they spoke of it in terms not a hundredth part so opprobrious. The Tax may be, and is, now unnecessary; but, has it changed in principle or in the mode of its collection f is it not what it always was 2 Is it not what it was when Sir FRANCIS BURDETT described it in the address, which he moved in the IHouse of Commons in 1812? Has it become more cruel, more oppressive, more inquisitorial, more, pur: tial, more tyrannical than it was them.” Has it changed its nature, or the mode of cellection changed its effect, since Mr. CARTER was sent to jaol and fined for libelling it and the measures of takius; it from him? Whence, then, this new discovery Whence this light, all at once broken in upon the nation If it be true. that the tax is, in its very nature tyrannical, as it is now called, it follows, of course. that this nation has been submitting to tyranny for the last twenty years. There is no denying this conclusion, if the premises be truc; and therefore, I wonder how meu can look each other in the face, while they are passing such resolutions.—The trueli is, that the fall of Napoleon is the hardest blow that our Taring system ever felt. It is now impossible to make people believe, that immense fleets and armies are neces
sary. And, at the same time, prices having
been reduced nearly one half by opening
“ the Prince's Chamber, Westminster, at “which were present—His Royal High“ness the Duke of York, as Grand Master; “the Rev. Dr. Vincent, Dean of West“minster, Dean of the Order; the Right “Hon. Sir David Dundas, Sir George H. “Burlow, and Sir Richard Strathan; the “Genealogist, Sir George Nayler; the * Deputy Bath King of Arus, Francis * Townsend, Esq. and the Gentleman “Usher of the Scarlet Rod, G. F. Beltz, * Esq. all in their robes.—The object of “ the Meeting being inerely to communi“cate to the Chapter the measures which “had been adopted for the DEGRADA“tion of Lord Cochrane, and the er“pulsion of his banner and achierements “jrom King Henry the Serenth's Cha“ pel, the Chapter adjourned soon after “three o'clock.”—So then :- the new legion of Honour have held their first meeting, or “Chapter,” as they call it; and, in a manner perfectly consistent with their “most honourable” intentions, they have commenced their proceedings with communicatiug on the important subject of having expelled LoRD CochRANE from their “ honourable Order,”
and turned out his banner and “Achieve
ments” from King Henry the W11th's Chapel. — “ Lord Cochrane's Achieve“ments!!!"—I have carefully looked over the list of naimes of this honourable fratermity, beginning with his Royal Highness, our beloved Frederick, the Duke of York, and I can discover very sufficient reasons why they should be most auxious to get rid of any record of LoRo £och RANE's “Achievements.” Certainly there is very little relationship between them and the achievements of the members of this “most honorable fra“ternity.” Can any of these men be so silly as to suppose that they have “de“graded,” as they term it, Lof D CochRANE by this measure ? Can they suppose that they haye inflicted upon him one mounent's pain Poor men They sadly deceive themselves : LaRP CoCHRAN E suffers no regret at quitting the association just jo The quill drivers at the Horse-Guards.; the Postmaster of the Duke of Wellington; our beloved Frederick's Private Secretary, and
such like gallaut plen, are certainly little
fitted for the society of Lon D. CochRAN E. "The “ . . . . . ... nts” of these men must ... oesot - e most curious descripa i o orget “Sir James Hil.
* - * , ... •
“loughby Gordon, I might of the Bath,” in his ever to be remembered examination on Mrs. Clarke's affair with the belored Frederick. I suppose this is one of his “achieveinents.” I.ord Coch RANE's are, indeed of a very different Order. The expression which the representatives of our most revered Regent, the Right IIonourable Henry Canning, thought proper to apply to the American navy, when he described it as hearing a few “bits of “striped bunting,” cannot but bring to every Juan's recollection the extraordinary “ achievements” which vessels, bearing this “striped bunting,” have performed over our, hitherto reckoned, invincible navy. One of these bits of red ribbon, which decorate the knights commanders of the new order, is, I understand, on the way to Lisbon, as a reward for this statesman's elegant, and witty, and Hovel designation of the American navy. The list of his “ achievements” must then be put up in Westminster-Abbey; and no doubt they will occupy, with peculiar grace and effect, the niche vacated by the “expulsien and degrada“tion of Lord Cochrane,” which the “Chapter” of the “honorable Order” has just assembled, in full form, to ratify, I confess I should like to she this list of our Ambassador's “Achieve:“ments.” It appears that a griev
ous complaint has been made lyso
some of the persons calling themselves “Heralds at Arms,” as to a sort of intruder, who has been put amongst them, by the Prince Regent, and whose, peculiar duty, is said to be to manisatio ture, in good... set terins, “the *::::::* ments” of these “honorable gentlemen," ---Now, I think, the whole College:9s. Arms, Heralds and all, even including. these new intruders, wiłł be rather .# * to compose the poetical effusion which," is, to decorate Mr. Canning's baunct.
Fiction is the soul of poetry. This thin... .
will be a poem of first rate merit...I shall & endeavour to obtain a copy of it, and I , shall certainly gratify my readers by. giv-
Mr. Cobbert--I have hitherto, ob-, served no particular notice in your Joo-, * mal of the proceedings of i. assemblage of royal and not le. negociations that