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The Pitt Clubs of Great Britain.

(June 1, canton of Vaud, who emigrated in 1801,

DARTMOOR MASSACRE! when Buonaparic forced upon Switzerland what he serie I his act of mediation. listen to the sound of the voices of the de

“ Hark! hark! ye tars of ColumbiaA letter fr, Louisville, in Kentucky, parted spirits of your brave but murdered states, thiet a valuable discovery has lately countrymen, which calls aloud from the been made in the Indiana territory, 12 graves, in that tyrannic and blood-stained miles from the (bio river, and the same island whose sons have twice cowered to distance westward of New Albany, It Columbian freemen in battle. Hark! I say, is a cave containing an inexhaustible and hear them ask if they, by their beloved quantity of Glauber salt, or sulphate of countrymen, are so soon forgotten, and their potash. It was first discovered by a memories consigned to oblivion, as their hunter, who went in, found the salt, and bodies were to the cold and silent' tomb, by brought a specimen of it to an apothecary the hands of the bloody SHORTLAND and his at Louisville. Dr. Adams, a physician

myrmidons. No, my brave and gallant of that place, to whom it was also shown, countrymen ! those heroes arc not forgotten, immediately set off to examine the cave, quid continues to circulate through their

nor never shall be, so long as the purple li and finding it to be a section of land veins, and reason holds her empire in their not taken out of the land-office of the minds. The 6th of April is the anniversary United States, he entered it for himself, of that bloody deed committed in Dartmoos and is now preparing to dig it for export. prison, which will stain the page of history alion. The section, of 160 acres, cost to the latest date of time, and England shall him 320 dollars per acre. In the neigh- tremble to its base, when she remembers bourhood are several caves containing the day that freemen bled by their cabalsaltpetre.

lowed hands, whilst prisoners, unarmed and The following elegant appeal will serve incapable of defence. It has been said, and to prove the rancorous spirit which still trily said, that cowards are cruel; but the prevails among a certain class of the peo- brave love mercy and delight to save. We ple of the United States against England will not forget those brave men, but on the and every thing that is English. °It is oth April will remember thera, extracted from the Boston Patriot of

NEPTUNE." April 10, 1816.

PROCEEDINGS OF SOCIETIES,

THE PITT CLUBS OF GREAT BRITAIN. THERE is perhaps no feature in the a tribute to the merits of the great statesnational character of Englishmen that man from whom they emanated, we shall more strongly distinguishes them from be forgiven for introducing the inscripthe people of other countries than the tion upon bis monument erected in the numerous associations established for Guildhall of the city of London, in which the purpose of promoting some particu- they are thus jusily and emphatically lar political opinion, providing relief for recorded : every species of distress that can befal

WILLIAM PITT, humanity, or perpetuating those local Son of WILLIAM Pitt, Earl of Chatham, attachments which are the sources of the Inheriting the genius, and formed by the most agreeable recollections. Among

precepts of his Father, the first class we know of none whose Devoted himself from his early years to the

service of the state. object is so important-whether we consider the person commemorated, or the Called to the chief conduct of the Admini. influence which his principles have ex- stration, after the close of a disastrous war, ercised over the state of the whole civi- He repaired the exhausted Revenues, be relized world, as the societies formed in vived and invigorated the Commerce and almost all the principal towns of the

Prosperity of the Country, British empire in honour of the late And he had re-established the Public Credit Ru. Hon. WILLIAM Pitt—a statesman When a new War was kindled in EUROPE,

on deep and sure foundations, whose name our remotest posterity will more formidable than any preceding War pronourice with reverence.' Though we are confident that the nature of those To resist the arms of FRANCE, which FETC

from the peculiar character of its dangers. principles is so well known to all the directed against the Independence of every readers of this work as to render any

Government and People, elucidation of them here unnecessary, To animate other nations by the example of yet in an article professedly designed as

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tion ;

To check the contagion of opinions which NIEL. ATCIIESON, esq., who at that time tended to dissolve the frame of Civil Society, resided in the Middle Temple. Its To array the loyal, the sober-minded, and meetings were held on the birebdays of the good, in defence of the venerable Consti- the King and Queen, but after Mr. Pitt's tution of the British MONARCHY,

retirement from «ffice, and the cele Were the duties which, at that awful crisis, brated meeting of 1802, at which upa

devolved upon the Brirish Minister, And which he discharged with transcendent Earl Spencer presided, the members of

wards of 900 persons were present and zeal, intrepidity, and perseverance. He upheld the National Honour abroad ; he

this association met on Mr. Piti's birth maintained at home the blessings of Order day, until 1808, when it was thought that and of true Liberty;

a more extensive society might be formed And, in the midst of difficulties and perils, to perpetuate the principles of the illus, He united and consolidated the strength, trious statesman. Mr. Atcheson accordpower, and resources of the Empire. ingly made a proposition to several per, For these high purposes,

sons of congenial sentiments, which was He was gifted by Divine PROVIDENCE with adopted, and in 1808 this club was estaendowments,

blished, of which Wr. Atcheson enjoys Rare in their separate excellence, wonderful the high honour of being the founder. in their combination :

Prior to Mr. Pili's death, a subscripJudgment; imagination ; memory; wit;

tion was raised for erecting a statue force and acuteness of reasoning ;

of bin, but which he requested might Eloquence, copious and accurate, com

not be carried into effect. The inoney manding and persuasive,

subscribed for that purpose was considerAnd suited, from its splendour, to the dignity able, and by its judicious management of his mind and to the authority of his sta- in the hands of Mr. Angerstein, it now

amounts to so large a sum that after A lofty spirit; a mild and ingenuous temper. paying Mr. Westmacott, who is at preWarm and stedfast in friendship, towards sent engaged upon the work, a surplus

enemies he was forbearing and forgiving ; of more than 7,000). will be left unapHis industry was not relaxed by confidence

propriated. in his great abilities;

The members of this patriotic insti. His indulgence to others was not abated by tution have uniformly manifested a de

the consciousness of his own superiority ; His ambition was pure from all selfish mo

sire to promote other objects of public tives ;

utility. * In this spirit their assistance The love of power and the passion for fame has been extended, to the Society of were in him subordinate to views of public Schoolmasters; they have likewise preutility;

sented 500l. to the University of CamDispensing for near twenty years the favours bridge in aid of the fund for endowing of the Crown,

a Pitt scholarship there;* and feeling He lived without ostentation, and he died the importance of impressing on the poor.

rising generation a due reverence for

the name, the virtues, and the prioWe regret to be obliged to state that ciples of their illustrious model, they though we bave spared no pains, by per- have conceived the design of found. sonal application and by letter, to obtain ing exhibitions at the eight principal accounts of the state of each individual public schools of the kingdom: Winclub, in the hope of presenting to our chester, Westminster, Eton, Harrow, readers a complete view of these institu- the Charter House, Merchant Taylors, tions, yet in various instances our endea and Rugby, for boys not on the foundavours have proved unsuccessful. We tioos of those schools, nor otherwise proshall therefore proceed to fulfil our intention as far as we are enabled by the ma This fund consisted of 1,000l., part of the terials with which we have been favoured. surplus of a subscription raised for the monu

ment erected at Cambridge to Mr. Pitt, The THE LONDON PITT CLUB. first election took place in January, 1814,

when this honourable distinction was obThe origin of this club proceeds from a

tained under circumstances that reflected society of respectable private individuals who in 1793' associated themselves for peculiar credit on the successful candidate

Mr. MARMADUKE LAWSON, of Magdalen the purpose of endeavouring to counter- College, who has this year added to his acaact the principles disseminated by the demic laurels by gaining one of the Chan partisans of the French Revolution. cellor's gold medals, as is recorded in our This society owes its origin to Natha- last number, p. 323,

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(Janel, vided for at either of the universities. never forget the Principles which sezned These exhibitions it is proposed to de- them on the Throne of these Realms. nominate Putt Erhibitions, and to en The Protestant ascendancy. dow them with not less than one thou

The Ministers of the Prince Regent. sand pounds cach.

May the Principles of Mr. Pitt always The admission fee paid by all persons animate the Councils of Great Britain. elected members of the LONTON Part

The Duke of Richmond, President of this

Club. CLUB has been increased from three to

The Duke of Buccleugh and the Pitt Club four guineas; the previous members

of Scotland. having also coneributed the additional

Lord Kenyon and the Pitt Club of Wales. guinea These lees have been for some

The Landed and Commercial Interests of time appropriated to the fund destined this Country. for the endowment of exhibitions, and The Wooden Walls of Old England. already amount to a considerable sum.

Ships, Colonies, and Commerce As, however, several years would be required to carry this laudable measure

It was for one of these celebrations, into complete ffect, if the support were

during the life-time of Mr. Put that the confin. to the mother clubi, it were

pen of the Right Hlon GEORGE Carmuch o be wished that the menibers of NING produced the pr ular song of the irovincial clubs may be induced to

The Pilot that wentherd the Storm." lend their assistance, as the subscription. We trust that we need :10t apologize for of a sngle guinea from each would at

introducing it here as altered since the once raise an adequate fund. Though death of that great statesman; all th. schools embraced in this proposal

" THE PILOT THAT WEATHER'D are Englishı, yet to the honour of Scot

THE STORM." land the DUNDEE Club has adopted the plan here recommended, and we trust Again, while around us the whirlwind is ihat it requires only to be publicly known

raging, to receive the aid of every friend to PITT

The fair face of Heav'n while fresh tezprinciples throughout the kingdom. It With couragt undaunted new perils engaging,

pests deform; has also been suggested that the surplus of the fund for a statue could not be

We remember The Pilot that weather'd

the Storm. more judiciously applied than to this purpose; as it cannot fail to be produc- At the footstool of power let Aattery fawn, tive of the most beneficial consequences

Let faction her idols exalt to the skics : to the country to identify the name, cha- To Pitt, from our wishes untimely withracter, and principles of William Pitt

drawn, with the education of future generations. Unblam'd may the accents of gratitude rise.

The London PIT CLUB which was And shall not His mem'ry to Britons be dear, not established on a permanent basis till Whose example all nations with envy be1808, and now numbers about 1,300 hold? members, embraces characters the most A Statesman unbiass'd by interest or fear, distinguished for rank, official situa

By power uncorrupted, untainted by gold: tion, wealth, and talents. It is, cer- Who, when terror and doubt through the tain that no other anniversary what universe reign'd,

[unturld; ever brings together so respectable an While rapine and treason their standard assemblage as the celebration of the The heart and the hope of His country birthday of Mr. Pitt, which is uniformly sustained, (wreck of a world, attended by most of his Majesty's minis And one kingdom preserv'd, 'midst the ters. The standing toasts on this occasion serve to illustrate the principles Unheeding, unthankful, we bask in the which animale not only the London but

blaze,

[jesty shine; likewise the provincial clubs:

While the beams of the sun in full ma

When He sinks into twilight, how peosive The King.

we gaze, The Prince Regent.

And mourn o'er the darkness that marks The Queen

His decline! The Duke of York and the other Branches of the Royal Family.

So, Pitt, when the course of thy greatness The immortal Memory of the late Right is o'er, Hon, WILLIAM Pitt.

Thy talents, thy virtues, we fondly recall; The Navy and Army of the United King. How justly we prize thee, whom lost we dom.

deplore, The House of Brunswick, and raay they Admir'd in thy zenith, ador'd in thy fall!

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433 Accept, then, for dangers by wisdom repell’d, the principles of the late Right Hon. For evils with courage and constancy Wm. Pirt. The Duke of ATHOL was brav’d;

unanimously called to the chair; and Accept for a throne by thy counsels upheld, ALEX, MACONOCHIE, esq. the younger,, The regret of a people thy firmness has

of Meadow bank, bis Majesty's solicitorsav'd.

general of Scotland, addressed the meetAnd still 'midst new perils and struggles un ing in a short speech, in which he pointed tried,

[form ; out the incalculable benefits which the Though fortune may vary her changeable civilized world had obtained by Great While THY NAME shall inspire us, THY Britain firmly adhering, during a period SPIRIT shall guide,

of unexampled peril, to the principles We'll remember The Pilot that wea- of that great statesinan and virtuous ther'd the Storm.

minister, and the obligation which was The first officers of this club were: incumbent upon the persons then assemPresident.

bled, and upon every British subject, not The Duke of RICHMOND.

only to testify their gratitude to his me

inory, but to perpetuate those principles Vice-Presidents.

which had been the rule of his governThe Lord HIGH CHANCELLOR.

ment, and upon which the existence of The Marquis of HUNTLEY.

the constitution, and of the glory and The Rt. Hon. GeoRGE Rose, M. P.

independence of the country, so essenLord LASCELLES, M. P.

tially depended. lle concluded by movSir ROBERT PEEL, Bart. M. P.

ing ibat an association, to be known by Sir ROBERT WIGRAM,

Bart.

the name of the Port Club or Scor. John BLACKBURN, Esq. Preston Can- LAND, should be immediately formed. dover.

The motion of the Solicitor-general was Joun IngLIS, Esq. and

seconded by the Earl of Glasgow; and Thomas Reid, Esq.

a committee was thereafter appointed to Founder. carry the resolution into effect.

An NathanIEL ATCHESON, Esq.

association accordingly formed, Honorary Chaplain.

comprehending a great number of Scotch The Very Rev, the Dean of CHESTER.

peers, and of the most distinguished

characters in the country. In about five Treasurer.

weeks the number amounted to upwards John BENJAM!N Morgan, Esq.

of 610, which has since been increased Honorary Secretary.

to more than 900. At the first meeting Joun GIFFORD, Esq.

the Duke of BUCCLEUCH and QUEENSOn the recent death of the Dean of

BERRY was unanimously elected Presi

dent, Chester, that most eminent divine the Rev. Dr. Thos. Rennel, Dean of Win

Vice-Presidents. chester and Master of the Temple, was The Duke of Athol, unanimously chosen Honorary Chaplain The Marquis of QUEENSBERRY, of this club. There are, besides the an

The Earl of Moray, niversary on the 28th of May, three The Earl of Glasgow, spring meetings beld in February, March, Lord Gray, and April, and which are always nume

The Rt. Hon, Rob. Dundas, of Arnisrously attended; they afford opportuni

.ton, lord chief baron of Scotland. ties for the members of the country clubs Alex. Maconoche, esq. younger, of who are not in town on the anniversary,

Meadowbank, to become acquainted with their asso. Rear-adm. Sir Wu. JOHNSTONE Hore, ciates in principles of loyalty; and, as it

K. C. B, and M.P: is an object of ihe club to encourage NA

The club assembles annually at dinTIVE TALENT, persons of the luighest emiDeuce in the musical world are engaged birth-day of Mr. Pilt, or upon some

upon the anniversary of the to attend these meetings, and every exertion is made by the meinbers of this club other day appointed by the Committee to support the English professors of the commemoration of the birth of that

of Management; but every third year music.

statesman being publicly celebrated in THE PITT CLUB OF SCOTLAND. Edinburgh, the assuciation unite with

On the 12th of April, 1814, there was their fellow-citizens upon that occasion, helel in Edinburgh a numerous meeting in testifying their gratitude to the mez of noblemen and gentlemen attached to mory of that illustrious ininister. NEw MONTILY MAG-No. 29.

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Pitt Clubs of Birmingham---Blackburn-Bolton-Bristol. (June 1,

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Besides the club in Edinburgh, there town and neighbourhood, and on the are Pitt CLUBs formed in all the prin- 28th of May following, the first anniver. cipal towns of Scotland.

sary of the Club was held.-MATTHEW BIRMINGHAM.

FLETCHER and Thos. Ridgway jun. esgn. The BIOMINGHAM Pitt CLUB, esta

two gentlemen who had beea amooget

the most Zealous advocates for its instiblished in 1814, consists of about 180 members, which number is expected to

tution), were the stewards of this meetbe considerably increased at the annual

ing.--The number of the members at pre

sent is about 85.- Exclusive of the gene meeting in the present month. The

ral anniversary meeting, an annual meetcommitter is Coposed of 27 members,

ing of the Comunillee is held on the first appointed annually, hve of whom are

Monday in May, for the purpose of electcompetent to ict. The fficers are:

ing a President, Vice President and ComPresident-The Eail of DARTMOUTH. mittee for the ensuing year. All elec.

Vice-PresidentIVM.VILLERS, esq. tions of fresh members are made by balTreasurer and Sec.--Mr. Geo. BARKER. lot and by a majority of at least two thirds Committee.

of the meinbers then prest nt. Each Willian Villers, Edmund Peel, meinber on bis admission pays one pound N. G. Clarke, Rev. T. Levett, towards defraying the incidental expences Theodore Price, Richard Beaumont, of the Club. W.II. C. Floyer, Richard Pratchet, One of the original articles of the Club George Simcox, John Gordon, provides that no candidate should beS. F. S. Perkins, William Whateley, come a member wbo is not well known William llamper, Williain Walker, to be firinly attached to our good old John Boulibee, William Anderton, constitution, and to its late great pillar, Rev. Dr. Outrain, James Bingham, that excellent minister- who gives the Rev. C. Curtis, Henry Perkins,

pame to a society founded in honour of Isaac Suoner, jun. Robert Cox, his virtues and his memory. Rey. T. L. Freer, William Shore, Rev. J. il. Spry, Henry Osborn.

BRISTOL. George Barker,

In this city there are two clubs-the

Stedfast Society and the Loyal ConstituAmong the regulations we observe the

tional Club, established on priociples liberal provision, that the members of

corresponding with those of Mr. Pitt, and every Pitt Club in the United Kingdom whir

which they have been in the habit of ceare considered honorary members of lebrating to

lebrating together the anniversary of the this club.

birth of that great statesman ever since BLACKBURN.

1802. As there is no society under the The BLACKBURN Put Club dates its appellation of the Pitt CLUB, the ancommencement form 1812, though not nual ineeting is not attended by any repermanently established till 1814. It gular number of members, but is consiconsists of 137 members, who meet an dered as an open one. The officers apo nually on the 28th of May; each wearing pointed for the present anniversary are: a silver medal, with the likeness of Mr Sir RICHARD VAUGHAN, in the chair. Pitt on one side, and BLACKBURN PITT

Vice-Presidents. CLUB, 1812, with suitable devices, on

THOMAS DANIEL, esq. alderman, the other. Each member pays half-a

PONSONBY TOTTENHAM, esq. guinea at the time of election, and the

John GORDON, esq., and same sum annually towards the inciden

W. B. ELWYN, esq. tal expenses. The president, vice-pre

Stewards. sident, treasurer, secretary, and commit

Thomas Hellicar, esq. tee, consisting of five Dienbers in addi

Edward Sampson, esq. tion to those officers, are elected at a

James Russell, esq. meeting held yearly for the purpose on

Joseph Guest, esq. the second Tuesday in May. EDWARD

John Gardiner, esq. CHIPI'IND ALL, esq. is the present trea.

George Daubeny, esq. surer; and Mr. Robert DEWUURST secre

· Benjamin Bickley, esq. tary to the club.

John Vauglian, esq.

Francis Savage, esq.
BOLTON.

Joseph Hellicar, esq. The Bolton Pitt CLUB was institu J. M, Hilhouse, esq., and tuted on the 5th April, 1810, by 48 of The Rev. Richard Bedford, A.M. the most respectable gentlemen of the Secretary-Rica. COLSTON, esq.

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