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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 Switzer

“ Hark! hark! ye tars of Columbialand what he ierine i his act of mediation. listen to the sound of the voices of the de

A lester frus, Louisville, in Kentucky, parted spirits of your brave but murdered states, that is valuable discovery has lately countrymen, which calls aloud from their been made in the Indiana territory, 12 graves, in that tyrannic and blood-stained miles from the Ohio 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 inexbaustible 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 al Louisville. Dr. Adams, a physician myrmidons. No, my brave and gallant of that place, to whom it was also shown, countrymen! those heroes are not forgotten, immediately set off to examine the cave; quid continues to circulate through their

nor never shall be, so long as the purple liv 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, be entered it for himself, of that bloody deed committed in Dartmooi 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 unbal. saltpetre.

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, bat on the and every thing that is English. It is 6th April will remember thema. extracted from the Boston Patriot of

NEPTUNE." April 10, 1816.

PROCEEDINGS OF SOCIETIES,

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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 his 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, Larl 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 object is so importantwhether we con

service of the state. sider the person commemorated, or the Called to the chief conduct of the Admisi. 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 re, lized 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 Rt. Hon. WILLIAM Pitt—a statesman

on deep and sure foundations,

When a new War was kindled in EUROPE, whose name our remotest posterity will pronounce with reverence. Though we

more formidable than any preceding Was are confident that the nature of those To resist the arms of France, which were

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

Government and People, elucidation of them here unecessary, To animate other nations by the example of yet in an article professedly desigucd 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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(Jane), vided for at either of the universities. never forget the Principles which seated These exhibitions it is proposed to de- them on the Throne of these Realms. nominate Pitt Exhibitions, 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. flected members of the LONDON PITT

The Duke of Richmond, President of this CLUB has been increased froin three to

Club. four guineas; the previous members

The Duke of Buccleugh and the Pitt Club

of Scotland. having also contributed the additional

Lord Kenyon and the Pitt Club of Wales. guinea Ihese fees 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 requier 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 confined to the mother club, 'it were

pen of the Right Hon GEORGE CANmuch obie wished that the members of NING produced the po ular song of the provincial clubs may be induced to

« The Pilot that wentherd the Storm." lend thuir assistance, as the subscription We trust that we need not apologize for of a single guinea from each would at

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

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

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

raging,

The fair face of Heav'n while fresh temto receive the aid of every friend to Pitt principles throughout the kingdom. It With couragt undaunted new perils engaging,

pests deform; has also been suggested that the surplus

We remember The Pilot that weather'd of the fund for a statue could not be

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

Let faction her idols exalt to the skies: to the country to identify the naine, cha- To Putt, from our wishes untimely withracter, and principles of WILLIAM PATT

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 deas, not established on a permanent basis till Whose example all nations with envy be. 1808, and now numbers about 1,300 hold: menibers, 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, 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, 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 which animate not only the London but

blaze, likewise the provincial clubs:

While the beams of the sun in full ma

When He sinks into twilight, how peasive 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 inimortal 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 thec, whom lost we dom.

deplore, The House of Brunswick, and may 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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434 Pitt Clubs of Birmingham---Blackburn-Bolton-Bristol. (June 1,

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 anniter. cipal towns of Scotland.

sary of the Club was held.-MATTHEW

FLETCHER and Thos. RIDGWAY jun. esqrs. BIRMINGHAM. The BIOMINGHAM Pitt CLUB, esta

two gentlemen who had beea amooze

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 inectbe 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 committee is coposed of 27 members, ing of the Committee is held on the first

ral anniversary meeting, an annual meetappointed annually, five of whom are competent to ict. The officers are:

Monday in May, for the purpose of elect

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

Vice-President--WM.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 William Villers, Edmund Peel,

meinber on his admission pays one pound N. G. Charlie,

Rev. T. Levett, towards defraying the incidental expences Theodore Price, Richard Beaumont, of the Club. W.II. C. Floyer, Richard Pratchel,

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 who is not well knowo William lumper,

Williain Walker, to be firmly attached to our good old John Boultbee, William Anderton, constitution, and to its late great pillar, Rev. Di. Outrain, James Bingham,

that excellent ininister - who gives the
Rev. C. Curtis, Henry Perkins, name to a society founded in honour of
Isaac Sconer, jun. Robert Cox, his virtues and bis memory.
Rey. T. L. Freer,

William Shore,
Rev. J. il. Spry,
Henry Osborn.

BRISTOL.
George Barker,

In this city there are two clubs--the Among the regulations we observe the tional Club, established on priociples

Stedfast Society and the Loyal Constituliberal provision, that the members of every Pitt Club in the United Kingdom Corresponding with those of Nr. Pits, and

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

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 Pure Club dates its appellation of the Pitt Ciub, the ancommencement form 1812, though not

nual ineeting is not attended by any repermanently established till 1814. It gular number of members, but is consconsists of 137 members, who meet

dered as an open one.

The officers ap nually on the 28111 of May; each wearing pointed for the present anniversary are: a silver medal, with the likeness of Mr.

Sir RICHARD VAUGHAN, in tbe 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

W. B. ELWYN, esq. same sum annually towards the inciden

Stewards. tal expenses. The president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, and commit

Thomas Hellicar, esq.

Edward Sampson, esq. tee, consisting of five pienbers in addi. 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. CHIPIIND ALL, esq. is the present trea

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

Benjamin Bickley, esq.

John Vaughan, esq. tary to the club.

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--Rici. COLsTox, esq.

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