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Bingleys Journal (Newspaper) - December 21, 1771, London, Middlesex From S A T UR D A December 2 v A T tJ A December tftrn LONDON Printed for in Crafe by a are received and fold at near the Chapte For BINGLEYS To the Members of the petitioning Parliament to abolijh S you addrefs your Memorial to the Clergy and I think myfelf called upon for the following remarks upon Is it not a little in promoting a petition aholife you mould commence your Cations with binding each other by fitbfcrip abfolutely to be firm to your prefcnt fenti ments and that too at a time when the queftion is wannly and conieqoently you ought tpbebpentoconviaionf Vour firft refoludon That petitioning Parlta to petition Preteftaot Church of the right of taking what ap Lgrsioit fecurity from its Minifters t loft to petition Parliament to take away from the two Univerfities the right of fixing the condi iiopj on which their degrees which are matters fif grace or favour fliall be conferred Againjl fttbfcriptian tt the Your if Reafon Becaufe you that the ttberty of judging for luitb refpeft to the jcnft of is one of thofe which juibavea right io as Hsmbtrs of a Proteftant AflfT As Members of ftate you are noi required to As Candi dates for a Degree in the or for an OSce in the Church of you are but yet this right of judging not hereby Both becaufe fubfcription is not and becaufe the de figtf of fubfcription is only enquire what fenfe of tripture the fubfcriber maintains and opnfe piefuppofss the exercife of the follows entirely clerical fubfcrip are coxfd fJ Ct it A p facts the right unfcrjtending frogreft of the by itttpofiug upon nwrt tmons and commandments of and authority deSrfttes of fork axd is the geititinf dedaratimt of tiojj Writ The friends of the eftablimment are as ipuch that the requifition of fuhfcrip Qdn promotesihe right Underftanding and prp grcfe 6f the Gnfpely by the ne dffity of fettling their by leading them to examine important points of doftrme are really the genuine declarations of By elevating the f fallible men to aa eys with the wwd off he infallible Sub fcripdon inftitutes no competition between the opinions and commandments men and the word cf God but only an explicit de whether the fubfcriber believes fuch and fuch dodrines to be confohant to the word SyfubjeRing the prof for s of to tin charge of injtncerity and prevarication infub jcribing or declaring their ajjent to Are expreffed in abftrufe or unfcribturat All explicit declarations of the fenfe ot muft be in unfcriptural other wife they could be no explications and thefe may appear abftrufe to while they are faffici ntly perfpicoons to But if any defervc he charge of infmcerjty and it is their own fault not theirs who juftly de their real And if the charge is the fault is the By deriving on the inoft zealous friends of rt ijficu reproaches of intolerant and bigatied Ire I am not clear as to the meaning of but if I underftand it I fancy we to Jally diftcr with yoa as to the characters ap By the holy doSriaes of our Majier ta tft and of unbelieving and prejligate Moft the fcorn and derifion of fuch us from our good principes f And do you think the abolition of woulc fltnce unbelieving and profligate men Your con Uuft indetd of en their At tie fame time precluding the life efibofear fOMKtsJrcm facred whereby the enemies of tpotlmioa might be effectually You fcorild tell us by declaring that I believe a bccaufe they blemnly declare their agveetneM ifl propofitipns Divijiow hurtful to the interefts of deftruQive of thai and jfriff fooraliljfr is recommended in the Gofpel andibercfeiie pernicious and even dangerous to ib Do who plead far abfolute oar rnanufacturing tcVns are fo j Accounts arfe ft Lord by an increafe of poors j of the and the tlwprefent high beI saufe and opulent farmers live like it is by our wife faw whoi feldom or never ice the wants and TJie afford any further proof of their abhorrence of antitbrijlian power fpirit of Plq be Ittrijlature Jball think jit ecurity due to the eftablifhed only to the exclnfiou of of aft other Therefore this is oo Belides the difclaiming in yoilr roffer of fdcurity thoroughly With reipett to not fubfcjiptions and enftitute the proper functions of 1enitl to be contained in I am pre from ufing argumeotSv drawn from fcrip defence of that doclrine becaufe this is Utterly incredible and inconceivable to Bj depriving the church maty valuable on account of her exerting aa au in matters of have thought a nectffity of frtm her communion Such perfons muft hold the main teuvers of wnich we think the interefts of the Gof oblige qs to But by the a ftefe valuable Members have not been under the Ppofed clog of why have they no urged the arguments juft abovementioned ereby effeeJually ftknccd the enemies of reve on By producing divrfions in her Anf that men ihculd difagret merel fefling all declare divifions to gerous to a ftate i Would there be no di vifipruI fubfcription were abolifhed Or would they more harmlefs Rather would they hot and become more virulent For iTfubr icription be no it Reafon Becaufe all the fecurity lubifb in require is already provided in the oath giance and The efficacy lapebds oh the validity of the Thefteforeit Behoves ftate to And all the fecurity which ait nnjiftently is by oiaiy ations of attachment tv tte eaufe feuferies of the laborious and poor that the wholenation wallows in v Although every year it becomes more tiblef that incldfing our fine wheat ttnd converting them to make torn d alhother forts of rife id beciaafe fsfefi practices raife the aoi niprove the landed peoples our legif atofs continue to make thefe pernicious rill poof willbid fair incfofed out bfialr heir libttries and except that of ngv the kingdom is fo devouredty ontained in the An IT iifficient to That we haVejgood caiffit hink no ihort that we fii is or would be At the Jame tittte the to Jrefent large breed who nowpccupy the tad thatfhoald grow feed and pfro Ijlice bedecked with are Beautiful therefore this ftock ft fufFerect to to the utter ruin of the not only n the articles of and btitalfb to the great hurt of our broad pjpth and itocking rAlthough we have had the bell and iiteft erop for yielding ever yet naay of our lawmakers will not fee the reafjn irJiy bread and meat is fb exceffive Although the moil horrid prolped of famine is b Very1 near that whoever lives to fee next jjjring will find that the price of butchrs qieatj cheeiei atrd will be the teareft ever yet no proirifion is of e made againft this great if ipt timely prevcmedj is as certain fall upon ties are neceflaiy as a fanftion but fuWcripUbns T declarations are as neceffaryalfo or the true maxim of aswell as ci il is to prevent rather than o laws againft trealon render oaflu of fidelity ufelefsf Agamft fubfcription to the your Becaufe fuch atr tended with additional innnvtnitnc If ran tie An jgive 7001 approbation to the Liturgy ODjjeclion is difingenuous anil if without un why do you Reafon indi Becaufe fttcb rcifulJtliM ioa mujt eventuotty preclude all itriproytmtnt in a Liturgy as the charge of may aiy time propofe an amendment in he forms of public a de erve this it mult notbe ftr fubfcxibingj at for lightly changing his opinions winch would ftibjeft him to this though he ne ver at What follows in your Memorial is chiefly mere declamation and felf appfaufe and there bie needs no But now permit me to offer a againft your Reafon Becaufe all the effect of re moval you a5eft to call it of muft be to admit and your unknown to th emoluments apd privileges of our without entering into any fujEcient engagement to execute the office in fuch manner as we think edi This muft then be all the end you aim But is fuch an end as all tr6e friends to the Church of England cannot but wifh to Becaufe what you aflc is For the Toleration Adi gives full liberty of con ajid freedom to all Proteftant Diflenters who hold what our Legislature has deemed fundamental articles of Becaufe what you alk is For it would deprive the friends of the prefect eftablifli mentof the mode of worfliip they of the very privilege you pretend to to grant your petition would be For it could fiance no as no point of doArine would thereby be It could leiTeji no as ail pardcs would be let loofe on each Becaufe it would deprive the ftate of the For if no fettled princi ples were no could be drawn from it would create dreadful For if all parties were a aconteft for fuperiority muft enfue which could not fubfide till fouie one flioulj prevail over the S 1 To the T HE infatiable appetite to improve their for which now rnges lo generalfy in this once generous and hofpitable hath ip a manner entirely blinded the eyes of both King and Parliament that although ad ding farm to farm depopulated the that the King cannot raife an army of hardy fol nor gentlemen fupply themfdves with ftout owing to the niduftrious breed o hufbandraen being fupplanted by a few idle who now occupy in fome placesfrom ten to twenty farms a yet fo obftinately blinc are fome as to ufe na endeavours to pre vent fuch a hurtful a cite JtioKlh of Jime is fiire to If ind otuJr game was like very Pkrliamcnt But as the poor that from the ujw fliameftiUy do they who lhar tht rich a i for their and tharbsforer who will defjnd theref6ref let thofij tJjat Wgreat and tOtHenifetves riches that moft that of when the King hall go naked to as well as The Old fajfciotfd HOUSE of COMMONS of Wedncfdaji Qtcemlxr tir WHEN the Speaker had taken the rhe Order of 5 h was for the Honfe to refolvc itfclf into a Committee of the whole to take into a mptioo for a resolution concerning the nevBoard of and the Speaker having left the there was a great diiptite who mould be Chairtntn 1he Courtiers were very fljenuous to have otr Lucius OBrien in the hoping by that means to deprive the patriotic not only of a fewof Sraine the are not authcrlft nquce of any bulf to take fed could i v of their public or whereia removal of and a reraaux AnoSve hjve only pflferaT aaf grofs fums dipenJ The public may be defraudeH with as tlioft who exend thetnoaey for qqifition nor This is nat meant an iofinuation that any pahfic guilty of any fraud or peculadon pbffible fuch an evil it is n and expedient to provide againil it j riiid be done only by a Boird of scari who having no other duty to themfelves to raiy This meafure therefore is veiy different fro that f the new Cominiffioners It was trrged that the cf had been djfie by a was no pccafion for an of fhejr n no man can ey that the has been dune on the can it has been neg lefted for above threefcdre thofegentlemen vsfho voted againlt the veriue may vote for this without iactirrlflg the chafge QiFin It rouft be that fome addit peace will this but it HecsiTary thar may be favinT of to ther natipd and ho man in private life rtfufe a filktjr to a by pverlboking his hi ffferida 6f Su Ludus Williani At a timj whenjhisjiatioji wHfc a heavy debtj1 jits tradev itt its fwarmJog with ieggrs ahdmjiiucuAes of notable to proicure the comoon neceffarie of life to add to its burthen ly a needels which this kingdom is unable to can be deemed nothing wan ton ftretch of and a cojjyittg sJier the Egyptian i us to make ba k tion hath hithertp the prefent mode of Itating ths public Aod if it has been fo evil Hooara one of its moft forcible Speaker beft fup artifice was fee n through and retali ated by an endeavour to place Malone there the contentionwas great for fome but at laft it was on both voting Connolly to be The Committee now and the expedi ency of creating a new1 Board of for fettling the national was thorough ly canvafled and bolted even to the Sir PnmeSer Attorney Schciror Ge anl were the principal fpeakers in behalf of the even the abiblute ricxeflity of fuch a The they chieRy where in fubftanceas follows There can be nothing more neceffiiry for the intereft of any that trie monies granted by Parliament fhould be faithfully ap plied to theufes for which they are and neither embezzled j nor profufely ai lefsly fquandefed nor applied to any other purpoLe This bring as it pofuion none can hew cau the nation know whe ther montfy is well or ill difpofed if the accounts thereof are not clearly sn J hoacft ly ftated It is true the public accounts aie regu larly brought into the and laid a Committee of and ar feemingly that is to the grofs of each feveral ac count are and the aggregate of die whole properly fummed but how are we to Know the jult diflnufement of the fsvcral which make up the grofs fum in fuch accounts fTfrey muft be taken snd th go id oprfion we entertain of the perfons whogiveihem for fundry of and very large fums do not nnder tkeiafpeflionof Comaiif iKiffioners of nor tbe Auditor Gene and indeed many capital articles have never been examined nor audited for 68 The lall exacl examination being in the year This being the it is certainly an abufe to foine remedy be and that remedy be found in the preterit fhte of the accounts The jprefnt ef if it has been fo evil GtBtlemen would make us belie has been the honefty or the good of Lords Lieutenants for fixtyeight to fuctt a growing evil but we may acqui them rto appear tOr have accrued and it would be the height of folly to be at the charge thou fand pounds a for what in fefiioas dene for only ferea hundred aod twenty The that the newCoai miffidners are go through all the cheil full vouchers and other papers eight But pray to what end fuppof aayfrauJ is found who can be puniuied for it we open graves to find offenders Can the dead Bat they may that we ought to guard againU j bjc that be done without iuch an enormous of Ateoun tsof tlris Houfe are f he pxu per auditors of alt public accuunts a will do the bufinef p w here are four Conimifliiners o hundred a year wife men to be tMTejchey nrtuft be and another who muft be a wifcr man than the is bun pounds a makes two rjioulapd huutired pounds I henHihere mail be a Secretary and a number of for the and an office to ao bufmefs fo all together vvill uot coltJefs thao at the rate of nini tboufand a to do wiiata couple of hoaeit But it is only a defign to enoeafe dspendanls and fecute a majority To tkofe who were difappointed out againft a new Board and another of It were to we had fame law as they have in which readers certain iFioneri fit the Jf thia IhoujJ e diviiled favour of this new board it to be liopad ha Members of this Hsule are named in she Coni but if there would ba but decent in them to leave the Houfe while the qnfbion is drbated j for as they are intereiit thejougJt n t to be juJges in a cuufe wbe ciu chey are parti s the It is be on reading Kings it ahhouh five named were Charles Efq fiift Gervafe Parker Efq John Eiq Chaxlts
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