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of which, they add, “was sold on the “ mowing qfl‘ebruary '21."

It is quite impossible, that the Public should not have believed, from this most daring assertion, that the whole of this Stocleharl been purchased upon :the Saturday, and sold on~the Monday; and if the Public did believe this, it was next to impossible that it should ‘not also have believed, viewing it in connexion with the other assertions, sent forth in the pretended evidence of the same Sub-Committee, that the three parties were all privy to the Hoax, and were guilty of what was called “ an “ infamous fraud upon the Public.”

To whom, then, will that Public be disposed to apply their epithets of infamous and fraudulent, when Mnjohnstone asserts, and declares that he is ready to prove upon the oaths of his Brokers, and those of Lord Cochrane and Mr. Butt, that not one shilliugs worth of Stock was purchased for any one of the three, on Saturday the 19th of February ,- and that theSub~Committee never were told by Mr. Fearn and Mr. Hichens, that the purchase was made {on the 19th of February; nay more, that the

_ Sub-Committee had the accounts of these

two Brokers before them at the time; when they agreed unanimously as it appeared from their Report, to send forth this abominable falsehood in print. The truth is, that, instead of the 19th _of February, on which day nothing was purchased by the parties, the Stock sold by them on ‘the 9.1st had ‘been purchased by them on the 12th and 14th of February, and a mere trifle on the 18th. If these parties had been privy to the Hoax, they would of course have purchased largely on the 19th, and they would have sold on the 2lst from 33.; to 35, Premium, but .inetead of which, ‘they sold at an average of 29}, being no more than about 1 per cent. profit. It is, therefore, not reconcileable to common sense to suppose that either of

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the parties could have heen privy to this Hoax. It should be observed also that, if they had been privy to the Hoax, they might have sold a Million, or Millions of Stock at 34 or 35, to have purchased back again on the same day at 27 or 98, by which hundreds of thousands of pounds might have been made with as much ease as the sum of six thousand pounds which was the total amount of the profits of the whole three open the transactions of that memorable day.

Mthjohnstone thinks, that it is quite unnecessary to bring forwardafiidavits in support of the truth of what he has here as-

,serted; but at the same time he has to

observe, that his Brokers, Messrs. Fearn and Hichens, are both ready to prove upon their oaths the truth of every word which he has hem stated, and which statement he entertains not the smallest doubt will be perfectly satisfactory to every unprejudiced mind. _

Mr. Cochrane Johnstone canuotoonclude without observing, that the conduct of the Sub-Committee clearly appears to him to have been highlyreprehensible in almost the whole of their proceedings; that they appear studiously to have sought for grounds of charge in all quarters and corners against himself .and his friends, and as studiously to have avoided a contact with every thing likely to lead them to the truth; that they appear to have been actuated, from the beginning to the end, by aspirft of partiality and malevolence; and he sincerely hopes, that it is not amongst the smallest of their ‘misrepresentations, that they had, upon this occasion, THE VOLUNTARY ASSISTANCE OF HIS MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT.

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several gentlemen called upon his Lordship, as was the case daily. And further, that to the best of my recollection and belief, on Monday the Qlst day of February, a gentleman came in a hackney coach, and finding his Lordship out, desired to go in and write a note, which he did in the parlour. He asked when his Lordship had gone out, and I told him he had gone to Cumberlandstreet to breakfast. I came back and acquainted the gentleman that his Lordship had gone into the City, and that it was most likely he would not be back before dinner-time. He said, his business was pressing, and asked if it was possible to find him; I replied, I was not certain, but I thought I might; and I went to Mr. King's tin manufactory in Cock-lane, where I Clelivered the note to his Lordship. The officer who sent me to the City wore a grey regimental great coat buttoned up; I saw a green collar underneath it ; he had a black silk stock or handkerchief round his neck; he was of a middle size, and ratherof a dark complexion. Several gentlemen called in the morning, but this was the only one that I saw in uniform at his Lordship's house, in which no man lived (as Ihave seen stated by Sayer, the police otficer} except his Lordship and his servants. And I further depose, that I never saw Mr. Cochrane Johnstone or Mr. Butt in his Lordship's house, at No. 13, in Greenstreet, from the time he entered it until the time I left London,. nor any person dressed as described by Crane, the hackney-coachman. And this deponent also swears, that the above statement contains all that he knows about the matter. Tnonas DswnAN. Sworn at the Mansion House, London, this 21st day of March, 1814. Wm. Domville, Mayor.

No.II.-I, IsA/tc DAVIS, do swear, That I was in Lord Gochrane’s service. That when his Lordship was appointed to a ship, I received warning to provide myself with a place ; and that on the Qlst day of February, and when the month’s warning had expired, I was in his Lordship’s house in Green-street, where several gentleman called in the morning, one of whom was Captain Berenger. He had on a grey great coat, buttoned, and _a green collar under it. I knew him, having seen him when his Lordship lived in Park-street. And I do furtherswear, that no man lived in his Lordship’s house but his servants;

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and that'I did not see any man dressed, or answering the description of Crane, the hackney‘coachman, at his Lordship's house on the day above-mentioned.

Isaac Davis.

Sworn at the Mansion House, London, this “list day of March, 1814. Wm. Domville, Mayor.

No. IIL—I, MARY TURPIN, do swear, That I lived as cookmaid with Lord Cochrane, and that I saw an oificer in the parlour at Lord Cochrane's house in Greenstreet, on Monday morning the Qlst of February last, when I went into the parlour for the purpose of mending the tire, and that the said oilicer had on a grey great coat and a sword, and that his under coat’ or his great coat had a green collar to it. And that he staid in the said house (as I verily believe) until his Lordship’s return. And I further swear, that no men whatever have lived in the said house with Lord Cochrane except his servants. And this is all that I know as to the above matter. Manv Tourm

Sworn at the Mansion House, London, this 21st day of March, 1814. Wn . Domville, Mayor.

No. lV.—I, MARY TURI‘IN, now maid servant with Lord Cochrane, do swear, That on Friday the 18th of March instant, between the hours of one and two o'clock of the forenoon of the said day, a boy, servant to Mr. Collingwood, green grocer, in Green-street, Grosvenor-square, came to me and informed me that a Lady wanted to speak to me at his master’s house. That I went thither immediately and found a Lady standingjust within the street door of Mr. Collingwood’s. That the said Lady told me that a Gentleman in the street wanted to speak to me. That I went‘ to the Gentleman, who took me a few yards on to the corner of North Audley-street. That the Gentleman asked me what sort of Uniform the person wore who came to Lord Cochrane’s house, about three weeks ago. That I thinking it wrong to give him any information at all, told him that I could not tell him; “ Oh! yes, you can,” said he, “if you choose; and if you will, I will “ give you Five Pounds.” That the Gentleman repeated this 'ofi'er five or six times. That I did not take any money from him. That he then went away with the Lady. That vthe Lady stood by, within hearing of ‘ the conversation, but said nothing. . ' . MARY TURPIN. Sworn at Guildhall, London, 22d day of March, before me, Wm. Dom.wille, Mayor.

No. V.-—I, SAMUEL THOMAS, successor to Messrs. Binns and Co. swear, That I never sold, directly or indirectly, to the best ofmy knowledge, any foreign or other coin, as stated in the public papers, to Lord Cochrane; that I never had any transaction with his Lordship in my life, nor did I ever receive any draft to which his Lordship’s name was afiixed, for any purpose whatsoever. SAMUEL THOMAS, Successor to Binns and Co. No. 102, Bank

’ buildings, Cornhill. Sworn in the City of London, this 19th day of March, 1814, before me, Samuel Gaodbe/Iere, Alderman.

No. V[.--I, WILLIAM Rosrn'r Wars. KING, of No. 1, Cock-lane, Snow-hill, manufacturer of tin and japanned ware, do swear, That on the morning of the 21st of February, 1814 (between ten and eleven o'clock, to the best of my recollection and belief), Lord Cochrane was at my manufactory in Cock-lane aforesaid, superintending the construction of his Patent lanterns, and while he was there received a note from his man, read it, and shortly after went away. W. R. W. KlNG. Sworn at the Public Ofiice, Hatton

garden, the‘llst day ofMarch,1814|,

before me, Thomas Leach.

No. VIL—I, CORNELIUS BERRY, of Sweeting’s Alley, Cornhill, Stationer, do make oath, that Mr. Cochrane johnstone and Mr. Butt were constantly at my shop, during the time Mr. Butt had his office there, by half past nine or ten o'clock in the morning; and I do further state on oath, having seen the Report of the SubCommittee of the Stock-Exchange, relative to the late fraud, seeming ‘to intimate it was a singular circumstance those Gentlemen being in the City so early as ten o'clock on the morning of the 21st of February, I think it butjustice to them to come forward and declare what is herein stated by me.

CoItNs. BERRY. Sworn at the Guildhall of the City of London, this 22d day of March, 1814, Wm. Damrille, Mayor.

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No. VIII.-- I, THOMAS CHRISTMAS, Clerk to Mr. Fearn, Stock-Broker, do swear, that I never, at any time, received orders from Mr. Butt, or any other person, to conceal 'my having been employed by him to change Bank Notes at Messrs. Bond, Pattisall, and Co.’s, or at any other place whatsoever; and that any appearance of hesim. tion on my part in answering the questions put to me by the Sub-Committeebf the Stock Exchange arose solely from timidity at my being so suddenly and unexpectedly called upon, not being yet seventeen years of age, and but a few weeks engaged in business of any kind. That the Sub-Committee of the Stock Exchange bade me recollect my father's character, and conjured me not to tarnish his fair name, or words to that effect. That they then asked me, whether I had not been desired to conceal my’ having changed notes for Mr. Butt; and that I answered, without the smallest hesitation, that I never had been desired to conceal my having done so, either for him or any other person.

THOMAS CHRISTMAS.

Sworn in the City of London, this 22d day ofMarch, 1814, before me,

Samuel Goodbeherc.

No. IX.—I, WILLIAM GIBSON, having,r read the Report of the Committee of the Stock Exchange, relative to the late fraud, in which Report it is stated, as a circumstance of surprise, that Mr. Butt and Mr. Cochrane Johnston: were at Mr. Fearn’s office in Shorter’s Court, by 10 o'clock in the morning of the ‘21st of February; in justice to those Gentlemen I do make oath, that during the time Mr. Fearn had his office at my shop, which he had until the afternoon- of the 19th February, they were very frequently there by half past nine and ten o'clock, at No. 86, Cornhill.

W. GIesoN.

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that there were several persons in the ofIice at the same time. RICHARD Bu'rua.

Sworn In the City of London, this Qlst day of March, 1814, before me, Samuel Gaadbeltere.

No. XL—I, WILLIAM ADAMS, hackney coachman, do swear, that I came with my coach to the door of Mr. Cochranejohnstone, N o. 18, Great Cumberland-street, on Monday, the 21st day of February, 4:cisely at 9 o'clock, having been engag for eight days preceding (Sunday excepted) at the same hour of each day, to go to the Royal Exchan e. That I did, upon the ‘fist day of Fe ruary, take up two Gentlemen, besides Mr. Cochrane Jobnstone, at the said hour of 9 o'clock, from his house, and that I was desired to go as usual to'the Royal Exchange. That, when the carriage got to the bottom of Snow Hill, I put down one of the Gentlemen, who I believe was Lord Gachrane, and I proceeded with Mr. Cochrane Johnstone and the other Gentleman to the Royal Exchange, where I put them down. (Signed) Wu. Amus

Sworn at the Public Oifice, HattonGarden, the 23d day of March, 1814. (Signed) Thomas Leach.

No. XIL—I, WILLIAM Sm'rn, 'servant to Baron de Bercnger, do swear, that my master slept at home on Sunday, the twentieth of February, one thousand eight huntired and fourteen, as I let him in about eleven o'clock at night; that he went out early next morning. As I went into his room between eight and nine o’ciock, and found him gone out. I went out about nine o'clock, and did not return till three o’clock, being that day at my mother's, cleaning some pictures for her; and when I returned, I then found my master at home, and I

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went to him to ask if he wanted any thing; he desired me to get him some ale and a mutton chop, which I did. I saw his grey military great-coat and his green drill dress, and a black coat, which I knew was not his, laying upon a chair in the room. He went out that day to dine, between five and six o'clock, and came home about eleven that night. He slept regularly at home all that week until Sunday the twenty-seventh, when he went away in the evening, and desired me to carry a box of clothes with him to the Angel inn, which I did, and I there left him, and have never seen him since; and this is all that I know about mymaster. WILLIAM Smru.

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GOBBETT’S WEEKLY POLITICAL REGISTER.

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V01..XXV. No. 14.] LONDON, SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1814. [Price ls. [418

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Bonnuux AND THE BOURBONS. The fabricators of political entertainments have lately got up another melo-drama for the amusement of their credulous dupes, whose appetites for lies seem to keep pace withl the inventive genius of their interested: guides. No sooner had the farce of the " march to Paris” run its hour, than the:' interlude of “ Orange Boven” was brought forward with all the parade calculated to attract the notice of the gaping crowd; and when the versatile character of the multitude rendered it necessary to produce a change of performances, they were again‘ amused by a tragi-comedy, in which a most. glorious and splendid victory over the l common enemy was introduced, and the benefits to be expected from it, delineated in the most fascinating colours. But 'even this alluring spectacle has lost its effect, and once more the managers have been driven to their shifts, in order to secure the hold which they have obtained in the minds of a credulous, and, in many cases, a too liberal and generous people. If the Allies have failed in their frequent attempts to reach the French capital, and to put an end to the dynasty of Napoleon; if the Dutch have refused to draw the sword against this scourge of their nation; and if 400,000 veteran troops, who are said to be at this moment in the heart of France, fighting against Bonaparte, have been unable to make any impression upon his raw undisciplined columns, it appears, notwithstanding the notoriety of these facts, that the mighty task‘ of restoring the Bourbons; of giving the law to 30 millions of people; and of dethroning the sovereign of their choice, is to be effected by 15,000 British soldiers, who, without molestation, have been permitted to enter Bordeaux, a city which, when compared with the whole extent of the French empire, scarcely bears the proportion of one to a hundred. It is an insignificant force of this description, and the entrance of one of. the Bourbons into a paltry town like this, which we are

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gravely told is to fix the destinies of a nation like France: it is to this insulated corner we are desired to loci: for the emancivpation of Europe; for the deliverance of the continent from the “ iron grasp" of him who has become the “ terror and the desolator of the whole earth." Before, however, we give implicit credit to a story so incredible, let us examine the nature of the intelligence which has given rise to this foolish expectation, and see whether or notit warrants the inference drawn from

I it by those who conduct our public press,

and who have been most indefatigable of late in their endeavours to persuade the country, that Ministers had secretly pledged themselves to support the Bourbons; that there would be no peace with Bonaparte; and that, of course, we had the very pleasing prospect before us, not only of a counter-revolution in France, and the consequent slaughter of millions of our fellowcreatures, but of another twenty years’ war, as if that which is gone by had not already burdened us with an unsupportable

‘load of taxes, and accumulated for our

posterity the payment of a debt,'which must make them all their lives curse the authors of their calamities, and from which they never can escape but by a national banltruptcy.--——The first notice given of the proceedings at Bordeaux was in the Courier of the ‘21st ult. In that serviler paper it was said, “ that Sir R. Hill entered Bordeaux without the slightest resist

ance on the part of the Inhabitants, who ‘

received the British troops as friends and deliverers, expressing at the same time a hope that no peace would be made with Bonaparte.”—-—Next day we were told, in a Government bulletin, not that Sir R. Hill had entered the place, but that this business had been assigned to Marshal Be“The inhabitants (added the Courier) came out seven miles to welcome the British hero and his gallant army; acclamations rent the air; they hailed them as their deliverers; hatred of the tyrant was the universal feeling; and they hoisted the Bourbon colours; they displayed the O

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