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   Dublin Journal (Newspaper) - January 23, 1802, Dublin, Dublin                                NAVAL CO UR TMAR TfAt for lie Trial of the M trr i lute bftii held on Iwtinl his Mnjly s Jhip j m Portjmovth FOURTH DAY iSoj This morning tbe aflrtnhled at nine the wwe calletion Jfor ihiir defence The loners requefled the indulged c of three to blc to arrange more dltdtually the of The Court readily granted the pdjoutncd lver for that At twelve oelock Cjurt again TIE F E N C MatfuM being firft called lie delivered in paper which wlvrcad by the judge and was to the following effect aud Gentlemen of Honour able For the firft time in my life I am ralhd upon to fwtr before a CourtMartial an ucculaiion of Jnore cfpecially that oF Cunfcimm of my iiuio I cndcavotir to remove the fatal elleVlsof the evidence which which 1 attempt to do vith iuMttlc af the Court in the cafe will ad vffhing eartitHlv to give as litde trouble pollihlc Added to tne acknowledgments I am homul to entertain for flic patient and hearing they have eheady bellowed in the of the evidence Rgaiinft 1 further to a Vike exertion tf the fame confideratc attention to the evidence I fhall ad duce in convinced that whenever there fhall appear any favourable to I lull derive futn flieir juflire and humanity every advantage of tor which njy gratitude fliall never ccife to 1 Hive lerved Majefty leveral years yitlmut crime or blcnulL I have uniformly pofftfied the good opinion of my and my whole life been one uniform ex ertion to flefcrVr hy observing a due refpeft to a Ariel attention my I am consequently n mm vrry unlikely at period to fallify fuch opi by a difgraceful adherence to mutiny as weI as I can I lliall endeavour remove the accufation but if the evidence Ifliall bring forth will according to the of and the flriSV of naval difci amuuut to an exculpation of the oflcnce imputed to I have but one refource an appeal through the medium of your humane recommendation to the mercy of that Sovereign in defence of whofe perfon and Government 1 have ever been ready to flied the lad drop of my I fought in the battle at Rorcnza and 01 the 7th of February volunteered my iferviccs to ftorm end take Fort Matilda I did the ftme at Toulon at Convention Hill and never ceafed to dp my 1 flntti ttow proceed tb tall my CbcfeKkan next called and he delivered in a which was read by the Judge and Vasto the following efloik and Gentlemen of Honour able H It is next my uubappy lot to folicit your confederate attention to my unfortunate and Jo call your notice to the evidence which I fhall produce in my pcr fuaded that I fliall from the wtfdom and difcern jiicnt of tlc all that patient regard to my intcreft their juflice may deem me andwhich the civcumftances that I labour under will In the evidence of one of the witncfies brought forth to fupport the it dated that I entertained the inten tion ff committing the whole tenor of my life could be a contradiction to if the conduct I have klways dilpUyed in his Majeftys if the hehavi I always manifcfttd in the to the inftant I was accufed of could I think lliould refute the foul And in the prefcnre Almiglity I nftoft ulemnly that fo bar barous a thought never entered my I fhudder at the baremention of it applied to I how that anything arifmg frotrt mv bare can he but of little moment but I truft I fliall be able to produce fueh teftimony will remove JJnr the reft I rely upon and the humanity and juf tice of this I pretend nnt to more intrepidity than other but on occafion I feel mvfelf jufti ficd in faying that I have fought my and in all did my duty as i feaman far from and farther from diflojalty dur ing a hard fervice of nine I was in the battles of ihc I4th of of the ijth of and the 24th ot 1 Ivrvcd under Earl and lwo Admirals of this I wan prefant at the blockade of in all the actions ofF and did my duty there aihore when the tower was Daly presented a paper to the following efTVA and Gentlemen of Honourable With the utmoft I beg to trouble the more than myfelf can deleft the fhmueful trintcof and no man more than t avoided it fliAll produce I tif proving that aud fo that purpofefhall appeal t the of the Since i have been in the it my pride to hewthem1 obedience and I hupe upon they will do me jhe to fay 1 aciufcd Of the crime of I multendeavour to refjtteit an well For thn fnirpofe I fhall call upofiithefi and I fa for from mwifeftiitg or difobtdii I took every opportunity mformation of vliHtwai unhnppilj inmyfmind would prevent and in thejn 1 have s a on ir it in any thing I I implore and mercy and in the of mv place aod entreat which nl all things t coulider the grtateftbltflllns you can be prvfcrvatinn from a difagraceful John IftirJ was caKcd upon for his prcUntcd a which viae alfo read by After an cxpreflion of the prifoiieri abhor rcncc it the criwc of the paper flatei as follows u five faithtul loval 1 maintained thechnradcr of a good true to mv and ftcady to my My life in now in the of the Inn I entertain humble hopeand tuunilti life of a Eritith fenmau canuttt tc in Infer in tliofc of Britilh Tktintii Crofi neil He prefcnted A MI which he I humbly appeal to your It in not my in tention to trctpalj nn your liiu cr attention by mncr but tliofc to my wliich been hitherto i always deliuancd mv wtu nvid in ry rcfpcct a feaman I huve ai oged who is fvipportcd by my and for his more truii my implont jiardon for my I acknowledge 1 Jtoc bttn led aftray but hope that roe the door I have fcrved his Majefty fevcn and bevtr once deviated from my Tinniu Joxa delivered in a paper to the following efFlcl a I fineercly lament and deplore all the ei of my iafi life I particularly repent that in any inftaijce I lliould manifeft difobrdii nee to my tuperior I JliiiH not ttefpafs on the trouble or time of the Court by thus ctpreffing my contrition for what been and calling tome gentlemcu to my charac ter thai if the Court in nwrcy will fpare my hi the whole aud coodm9 of life Ual be ouc coutiqiircd fyfttm of loyal and becoming to fiiow my gratitude for the gift by all the I ran with profound hiftftSlicy to the I commit myfclf charity and hiimiiiity and on account aged wbofelilc would be involved in my Mhtii wad he produced a ill which he of nine years have I ftrved Jviajtlly witli ftcaiiineli and loyalty j and every dlTicrr unilr tvhom I Icivcfl has givaii me dgnod character I ball call with rxamine them to the me trufting to the purity of my ewh and my innocence of the tifTenocs imputed to ilull ccncludc with appealing to the jXlictis thjinicvcj of the J to duiing the wluMu time 1 bJongedto the I upon any incurred their brhavtd unworthy i 1 ninny of my coun trys I was in the of lie ift of aud that ot the t jd of June and behaved in all I became William Hiiitr bcin called his paper was Itftatet follows I hare been nine years in hard fer and ronduillcd myCelf all that time as a feaman 1 have been in many actions I fought on the of otF Cape under the Nobjc Head of the Ad I uvejicenon thore I lor mi ng a tower at and in its blockade fought feveral battles in the boats I volunteered my fcrviccs on at and at Port I now proftrate myfclf before and not fuccecd in removing the accufation agiinft Kt me fupplicate John called In liis defence he I bare iVrrcd his Majefty faithfully and loyally during a period of it and in the whole of that time without blame or cheerfully performed my tlutyfas a and a fcamitn liould for a moment my mind was and a fuddeu im pulfe feiutd ic upon iieariug that we were going to the having long eipcdted to return to my home at from which I had been ft longabfent j and that pt ace being I might return to my The with the deepett for row I acknow ledge and deplore it had a momentary effect upon my vinind but in the next infant it and I to flied the Iaft drop of ray blaod in my Kma and Coun trys On no occafion it eyer my to boaft of ray j but I humbly hope thft upon this occa I ruay be allpwcdto mcntian fome of and com mit ntyfclf to tbt care of the andtothewif and commiseration of this 1 deleft mutiny as much as any man the but I fhuddcr with horror at the cowardly crime cf the iijtmtionuf wliirh I am TTiat difgraceful ftig ma 1 hope to wipe away from my whatever be Cry aud I truft in Uud 1 fhall be do Death np fach terror to a Britifh feaman at dilgrace j at that 1 tremble more Chan at the reparation of my foul and I have had hard and fought npder leveral the of under the gallant Lord I hprc my commanded by in the Quebeck frigatey I volunteered my duty on lliort at and alnlred in quelling the infui I have all my fince 1 devoted mylclf to and rendered obedience to their In return for it I miplorc Ckria fbtr when called delivered a paper to the in which he fays It ftatedin fupport of charge of mutiny exhibited againft that I un a ladder and called for I pnteft moft fo Icmuly that I am innocent of and that the tcflimony given to eftablifh is founded in well as I urn I fhall endeavour to convince the Court of and leave the reft to their humanity arid I havcfcrvtd theKing nearly fevcn and during the whole of that lime I nuiataincd fuch a charaSter became a Jatit CoUim was next called In addrefs hefpeaka as In addition to the charge ef I am fikcwirc accufed of an intention to commit mm 1 krow that it cannot aflift my cafetoaflert any thing with out being by to prove it hut u it im poffiblc for to produce any proof of what my inteiir tions could poflibly am left to the folitary fiipport of but cTprefCng my innocence of that which 1 do all tire proteftations that a mind incapable of the foul deed can I kave been nine years in the without reproach I have on all occaftonj proved my duty and my I was the firft in the Valiant to propolis fix months pay towards the fupport of the and this is the firft time in my lite my character was called in FIFTH This morniHg the Court mtt at nine and deli berated till when being all called the Deputy Judge Advocate proceeded to read their rc fpcctive fentences ai follows At a Martial his MfljeftVs the tbc 6th of and continued by feVcral adjournments Sir Andrew here are capitulated the names of the of the Court purfuant to the Order of the for executing the Otrice Lord High Admiral of Eng directed to the requiring him to try John recapitulating the or luch of them have arrived at I He Court proceeded to try the faid prifpnen ex CentiiijjTayjor and not arrived at the beginning of the for the crime with which they are and having heard the evidence the and the klcnce made by the and what they to allcdgc in fuppsrt and having maturely confidertd the whole of the the Court arc of apinion that the charges arc proved againft except Chriftojiher and htb uJjuJp to fyfrr by being hanged by the neck board fuch ihip of his at Spithcttd or tfmouth and at fuch time as the Lords Commilhoncrs for executing the ollice of Lord High Ad mualof Enjlaud fliall and Ihefaid Johs all except White are hereby oracred to fufterdeath And the Court turthtr of that the agama Chnftophcr are in part and doth oruer and adjudge him to receive 100 la on his bare on iuch or in tud at fuch time the Lords Commiffioners fliall CMm then Permit me to return my fincere to the Court for the patience and indulgence ihcwn 1 acknowltdje the jnflicc of my I have lUc my and the diMpIinc of the navy but 1 declare to Auuighty God that the intention ol murder never entered my I folcmulr call God the truth of it all my of piirdwii in the other May ttct the and the GovernBieut and may God rcceixe my foul 7 At all the other Priloners exclaimed I hope you will allow a friend eif mine to bury mv body Concluded by praying the Court to allow him a little time to The Pretident That not reft but with other fitsgrruJ he hail indeed oftVndd agsinft the laws but ihi he never wuertaiued intention ol committing Much praife been OB the PnintinR of which is to be fucceedHl by that cvcrmem rabfe event of SIEGE ot whijrhwe are by faf any OF In the Guild of on Monday it he was not a Native df the nc was not a Merchant ai the time of his Unanimous Elerlion the flare ot ojufifiton in which ihcCtty was involved prevented men frrtm cbmirtg forward to oppofe that ht was luppoitcrd by Mr GIFFARD to the full charge againft thai he It not a Native of this we plead guilty was birri in to a plentiful from which he tvas never an nnr hai ever crafed to expend ir in thgt and in City in and pa rhe earUeft day that I can recol le5l any thing of public of public Ogle has been efleerhed tlie determined Champion of the Peoples and of the teftam Omftitution in Church and Has any late event eHabliflied a contrary opinion So lng ago as the year this City prefrnted to Ogle his Freedom in nGold Box or hisoppofirinn to a mealure then deemed injurious tnhr inrrrefts of the City of Dublin he not then your fer hevolitMrred your fervice you be llowed upon him your highefi made Freeman and a Brother The aM flill re mains engraven the Gold Box which you though it ftems to be erafed from fome of our memories fis on of the good deids ivbieh are no fooner performed tbaa they re forgotten This WHS by almntt every other and Ogle became a Citizen tpon the moft honourable ftrvfd the Ctiy the accident of being borh in dues not always couflittite a In the narrow policy and laws of our Sitter compelled us to force a Free ho then Rood forward what greatBankingHoyjfe what great CommenUltioufe who autougfl the choiccf and prime of who now then flood forward to oppofrOppreiriun flood mute f ml each in the others countenance read his swn But the thi contempt of political and of peTonal dnnger the times were found in This who is neither a citizen a did in your Port of Dublin his own rifqtie and the fhip William and names ever aufpicious to he did prelent his outvoice in his name at the Cuftomhoufe of and aioed by a number of fortuitous forced that Free Trade which is now our boaft and the fource of our I have known trading patriots receive the nvney of their country but Ogle is the only patriot I ever knew give a guinea for the pubHc a guinea not rifing fnm from On this occafion Ogle ob taiiutj the name by which he was lonji emphati cally THE IRISH Had his mind as narrow as thofe of the men n ho fpeak againft Wexford would have been his port of exportation but he tells you that the profperity of the head o the is infcparably connecled the welfare of all the reft For this tranfaclion Ogle received al moit as many Boxes ad as many Addreflcs as there are Guilds in Dublin but tis one of the good dttdt itxt Which an ni fooner ptrfarmti than tttyrefitr The next objection to Ogle that he was not unanimoufly becaufe there was no op pofitioh Now jetting afide the it at the Noth or the jurt as you apprehend that the idea which it is intended to convey is fay his op was elecled in the middle ot a rebrl when the minds of all men were and when the danger of the rimes prevented any from civtng him What can be more honorable to Ogle Let us fcan this the middle of a bloody and mrciMs rebel undertaken and contrived for the pnrpofe of fubverting and deflroying the Proteltant Cliurch and Ptoteflant a vacancy for the Re prefentation of this City occurs immediately the mindcolmen recur to the and and fteady Sttpporter of the King and Confiitution is called from bis obeyed the your Vote of this day teftifies how honourably he dilchargerl his TTrurt but the Elei tton was not lecayfe he ttaj act opfofed Perhapt my honourable Major a ho ftands near can tell why thofe perfuns who are ihis day moflt vioient aguinfl did not venture to appear when he The Iaft objection againit Ogle that Government him j and in proof of this we have this day heard a very worthy who holds an honourable and lucrative place un der make a long and eloquent fpeech againft either Government has not intefered with that or he has difre garded their Government fupport it xyiil be exreinely to their honour T he fo tar as they have have all borne teftimony to the the the fidelity of The people have honoured tliemlelves in fa and if wliofe duty aud whole it is and ever hould be 10 preferve peace and promote the prosperity of i lie hall identify their wifhes nnd their leelmgs with the nnd the feelings of a loyal then Government will deferve our utmoft and our we lhall lee the mofl dcfimble of ull political circum patriotic and a loyal Peo ple acting in concert to fupport an honeftRepre who would equally fpurn a Government opprefive as a people uMjwiiuiis Hifed allow me fay word to ihe vvticli be raifed againft the of were it poflible for us to be mconfiftent or fo ungratofol to fet him I fpcak now in the perfon of an Enalifh Ha tke people of Dublin have let Ogle how here in Eoglnnd rnst was the favourite of thi preffed their fentiiWenu elegance here infcngland t the Proteftant caufe but he the PtfopJe of DublW thefe and t him for fpeakirtg contrary to their thoufand Popilh ivriter in all out E fpeak the true fentinlenci of the thofe Loyaliftt difmifled Let us now ima gJne tilt conducl of a might be chofen in bgUs defire be tinder ft nod explicitly any of the prefcnt have turiwd out George and hey havt edme why did they Jifmifs fillnwed their he fubportcxi and he had their uniyerfal rhanks and but their hanks ihefr are no fecurity foi1 their fupport I not therefore be fuch a fbol ns to Wuble abnit them I like a g eat pi infult and betray them v h4aever get any thine by and like him may a iny you will never deferve this your own your own honfur Wore eyes you Jieresfbrd and and unquefli fupport their iritereRs yoy town THE Wednpfday night Iaft the rooft furious fan ever recollefled in this city blew from It began about twelve and w iih increniing fyry until eight oclock on Tl day morning attended repeated bun thunder and carrying fuch de tion as to appal the fifroefl k NumberJtfs chimnics blown feveral old itoufcs in panicut w here the habitations are qf ftail the wretched fnmates were frighted t their beds to take fhelter in the public There is fcarcely an h the city which has not fuffered more or left juies to ihe walls or Happily this deftrudion was not aitehu the lofs of any livfs that we have henrd A young fop of JOHN of had a moft providential veranee the whole flack of chimniea fell in thebed4n which he but he Vitas the rafters of the roof which lay flciofi ader beir buried neatly undet he was dug our with a femflightbnj Another flack of chimnies in Memohftreet through the whole and overnheln fervant fleeping in ihe ho waiextr vx ithout farther injury ihan a brujfed A who fnddenly the ran f rrm his bed to the window to at the inOant a the bd he jult and crufhrd it the flory We have heard of many fimilar pteiervn in which the hand of Providence fcfms to vifibly The houfc of Thomas aj phensg fuffered considerable the whole flack of having fallen in On Thiirfday morning the ftreets wete ftre and broken fragments of ruined roofs and walls feveral t were torn up by the roots f and we lear much mage has been fuffered bv the fliipping in In the Bay of Dublin four fliips w run but got off yefterday without The point from which the ftorm came favourable to our bur mull have been i deliruilive upon the Welfh fti A parapet in Merrionfquare prefents fingular apppnauce j it is back upontl roof o an ir lies unbroken and r gular as if it had been placed The ravages of the norm were not confined the city ihe environs fuffered and v hear many frees torn up on the road leadii to The extravagant price which coals to be notwifhftanding the extraordinary e exemplary Lord fhou rtimulate every man to fuggeli what may this article of prime neceiiity to fuch a reafonabl fum as may be compafled by thofe hold ii middle flaie in without diftrefs oreveni The ticarnefs ot fuel affefls eve thing in ufe s not only the mechanic arts are e but even load and raiment are by itii ordinate expence often advanced beyond the po mans abilities to Strongly imprefli wfth its effect upon all clafies of our countrymei we would be remifs in the duty the publi not to point out what appears to us o raoft eff tunl remedy or ihe many heavy exactions rl are levied on the in our judgrnen ts to be in the Stariftical County of wherein the in his Chapter on proves that this city nearly Uirrounded with veins of and declar his readinefs to demoiiltMuehisafleriionsin parisoi the panicwlarly atthe Naul and Knackmaroonhill We do therefore ftrongly re commejid an effay to bj made under the inrfruc tions of men by a few liberal opulent gentlemen let the matter immeniately com and we have no from what we have read in the report alluded but the expe riment mufl 10 the profit of the Ipinied and ihe benefit of public at to have receirtd frort tire Right Lady Two and by the of Mf Roier m aid of ihc Fund for relieving Sick   

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