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Publication: British Press January 6, 1820

British Press (Newspaper) - January 6, 1820, London, Middlesex 1 Number 5Sm,ri.r.no^ LON DON, Pkicb 7d. THIS 'EVENING, I'HIPKSOAV. J�... 6, Ijfs Mnjesly'n Servants willVeVfiiWlbe Cotnedjr of ' . WILD 0*TSr' - OR, THE STROLLING GENTLEME^f. SlrGioTjte TliuiHJer,"Mr..P(twtoo; Ruvci-,Alx: Ellislon ; Haciy TliunOer, Mr. Penlejr; BaiikB, Mr, Powell ; Joliii P.iry, Mr. Gallie; Former Gammon, Mr. Mereililh; L^mp, Vir. Kctlcy; Eplirnhn Snfiootli, Mr;' Rl'ii'nrieii; Sim,'Mr. Knislil ; Muz, Mr. Maxwell. Lady Amaraiilh, Mrs. W. ^Vesl ; Amelia, Mrs. Kiii|;lil; Jane, Miss K^lly. _ Afli'i- uliicli; lOili lime, an entirely newConirc P-jfitoniime, called r JACK AND THE BF-AN STALK;-- Or, HARLEQUIN AND THE.OGRE. Tile Osre, Mr. Hudson; Jack.Mina Povey, aflrrwards Hsr. Irqniii,-Mr Kologiia ; Pantaloon, Mr. Eriiint; Gfoivil, Mr. SiiUlliby ;" Uilllad Sinsterj Mr.'Benson. Jack's MfHiiier, Mrs. 'i'luci-; .f:in)oil Gfiiius of llie Harp, Mrs. Griper; Nigra, Ogre's Wife anil Evil Genius, Mr. Mcredilli. � � . PPfcc 2s.-Lower Gallery Ss.; St:cand'Price ls;>^U^^r (gallery Is.; Second Price fld.-' ''"'. ' To moiro�, i!ic Comedy of ^TBeCountry Girlj witli-Jack rnit the Bran Stalk. On Salnrdiiy, the OperaofGny Mannering.' THE A �ni'R.RO YA �, CO VENT-OA HDliff. rf^lJiS EVENING, THURSDAY, Jan. 6, .2. will be acted nOB ROY MACGREGOR, Sir Fiedirirk Vernon, Mr. Egerton ; Rosbleigh Osbaldi. Flone, Mr. Aliho'l; I'rancis Osbaldislone, Mr. Durnsrt; Cap-inin Tliornlon, Mr. Gofinnr; Rob Roy Macgregor Campbell, ^;r. Mncteady ; Uongal, Mr. Emery; Baillie Nicol Jarvie, .*3r. Lisiiin. I)ian'4 Vernon, Miss AI. Tree; Helen Mac-g^ifCiJi', Mr�. FMocit. Aiitj wliicli, 10:!i time, a new Grand Romantic and Comic Pantomime, called HARLEQUIN AND DON QUIXOTE; Or, SA.NCHO PANZA IN HIS GLORY. I';] n-hrri) (he variiMis ex'tloiis fif that renowned Koif^ht and .Sqnire are taithftilly ponrtrayed througliont. Qiiixifla {.iflcrtt'iirds Don Quixote), Mr. 'Norman; bis Kifce (afterwards Columbine), Miss Sroll^ Sanr.ho Panza (ifii riv.nrdc Clown), Mr. Griraaldi; Nicholas (the Bar-li.-ri, .Mr N'orris; Sampson Carasco (afterwards Harlequin), V,-.. i:il:ir. . i;,.\fs 7s.; .Second Price 33. 6d -Pit 3s. 6.1.; Second Pr!fc2'!.- Lower Gallery 2s.; Second Price Is.-Upper Gallery Is.; Second Price 6d. 'i'lie new Pantomime of Harlequin and Don Quixote will br n ;)r;il.ed-every eveniufj, To-n�oriow, (he Cwme*ly of The Confederacy. On S.^tnrday, Sliakspeare's Comedy of Errors. SURREY THEATRE; ripr]IS EVENING, THURSDAY, Jantiary 6, HL iiuil following Evenings, will be presented, a new romirVcolrll Uiverlisenient, railed -SANDY, JANET, AND LITTLE BKK. Sinijj, Mr. Ridgway; Sqnire SIn'inp, Mr. Jonas; Galiy Giin,-*lr. Wits; Ben, Waiter Ridgwa\. Janet,- Miss Afiii wlii-cli (fir\ES,,may receive Particulars of the Contract^t Ibis Office between the H.onrs of Efeven and Five, aiid deliver IlicfrT'endera, scaled li"^, and diVccled to the Agent^for !Curomiplies, inarking. Ibereuu, "Tender ttj.delivei; t^ats iq.the West-Indies," on or liefoie AYediiesday, the '19ih insiaiii', lint none will be received after tTwelven'Gluck'^ii^tUat-day;-'nor will any Proposal be iio> licej .unless malleoli: or aunexed to a prinled;.i'arlicular, nud tbe Prices inserted in Words at IjMiglli ; nor unless a Leiterbe sub|niTied'ti>.siich.frop6Bal nigiied by Two Persons ufkno.wii'prpperly engaging to become bound, .With llie Party tendering in the Sum expressed in the Particulais .for Ihe due Perforihauce or the Coutract. -^-�- - --_.- � - -1-^,.-,--\- � ROYTAi. EXQiJANQEASSWlANCE QFFlCq, Established by Royal Chartej- in-Ibe Utigii of King George . - VV' - .---tJiB^Rwt. ASECpNP,..1^}J-M|_of ..h^. LON,U0N .1 AiAiSAZiNJE, u..fi!�terby f ALfiiwrii, CB:A- ^ DOCK.aiitf ^OViis Vc5iyecdt,n,prffi^^s^p;i^qm^ JEli^b- '�- who Brei asBiji;rd that't(iej,^ny nuw'obtain ijiis MSga-' zine of any Bifoksellei' or Ne�ffiStiii pf.Pliily iff �i>\flt,,aj|Hji�iiimsaTrtiteFitg^ ion, such u_s,iiii lilnriyieHii HCi^oijoiiie^, to peo-^ pfe,eyefy .>vIjerf !as populace!,['Woiijil.ifoi;"He c�ptkl^Ie" of Mliugliijiii;,',,' ' , fU.itiiiie,,a^-are|U^^�5e .entirely pot af,.em. ploy at Ibis, ^ea_sbtv,,9t (ke. yfiSr,. and tfieir famiires were Lterally in a starvingcoiiditiou.- '~ The Commiltee have bceii ennbled 16 provide several frugal meals for the Childreu, antl|l-tbey are taking measures for the prudent expenditure of the-monies.collected- A List is printed of all the Subscriptions received op to the 31st of December, 1819, and may be had at the several receiving houses: but, in order to save expense in advertising, the names are not annonnced in the Newspapers. Sabscriptious continue to be rereived at the Banking-iMtuses of Messrs- Praed, Mackwortb, and Co. 189, Fleet-street; CbatterisandCo. 24, Lombard-street; Pole, Thorn, tun, and Co. Bartholomew-lane; and by J. Bullerworih-Esq. aud Sun, 43, Fleet-street; Thomas-Clark, Esq. I, Bury-place, liloomsbury; William Blatr, Esq. 69, Great llns, sell-street; Air. Hatcbard, 190, Piccadilly-; Rev. J. Ivimey-20, Harpur-street; Mr.Nisbit, Bookseller, 15, Castle-streel, Oxford market ; or by Mr. FiuigaitJ the Master, at the School-house, 25, George-street, St. Giles's. '� DIGBY MACKWORTH, President. UNI/ED STATES OF AMEKICA. A new work has lieen lately published by Miller, containing tin Historical Otilline of the United States of America," but chiefly devoted to a le-crimiiiatioii upon Great Britain for her many errors towards our Atlantic brethren, and the itiipolicy which for ages characterized the spirit of her go-veriiment of the American Colonies. Tlie work, which is compiled by Mr. Robert Walsh, contaiiis a fund of useful historical information respecting America, ;tho0gh it is saraecvhat too profusely mixed up with the idl� and unavailing vituperaiion of individuals upon her policy and character, wiiicli is merely introduced to justify the aathor io making the^." retort coiirteouH," by recriminations upon our.owa..charac(er.an,d.nja,w;ers,. equally futile and unnecessary. It is time that this jealous spirit between the Pareiit Statt; and " iiVfaiit Hercules" Khould subside, and be replaced by mutual good will and the cultivatiourof reciprocal interests-, fhe author is indignautj and, if his own account be true, witli some reason, of Mri Fearon'n account of the corruption at 4T6rican elections. He says- � Whoever talks of a degree of bribery and corruption, and undue influence in.Ameri.ca, like that of the neighbourhood of the treashry of'Londiin, and the theatres of Engtisih suffrage, wheihfr the shires or boroughs,' deals'in the most extravaganl hyperbole. Feuron - oiilyrrepeats on;- this subject, what he pretends to hayeheurd.frnm ,t�yo persous of his own cifuntry, Mr. Cles, by. the rules of moderation and justice, better than Huy other people has done by policy and arms.'-'Vol. ii. p. 196. " It is accurately stated by RamSay*, that the first settlers of New England, in geu^ral, had been educated at the English oiiiversiiieg, and .were im-bued with.all the learning of the times: that not a few of the eari3' emigrant ministers posiiifssed considerable erniliiion; and"'thiit; tiijitrfaer's of'cfergy-iTien'of tliis description came over nearly together, in consequence of the parliamentary Act of uniformity, passed in l662, when upwards of two thousand Puritan ministeiB were, in one day, ejected from their livings in England. " The Massachusetts plantiitioii may be consi-tlered as the parent of'all the other settlements in New England. There was no emigration from the mother country to any part of the continent northward of Maryland, except to Massachusetts, for more than fifty years from the birth of this colony. " AnuiDg the one hunilred and five adventurers who sailed from England with Captain Newport, in IC07, and founded Jamestown, in Virginia, several officers of high family connexions, aiid of much personal distinction, are designated by the historians. The first accession of females to the Virginia settlement, may be cited by the Virginian of the present day, without a blush for his lineage. ' In order,' says Chalmers,  to settle the minds of the colonists, and to induce them to make Virginia their place of rei-idence and continuance, it was proposed to send thither one hundred maids, as wivesjf'or them : ninety girls,  youqg and uncor-rupt,' were transported in the beginning of the year I62O; and sixty more, ' handsome and recommended for virtuous demeanour,' in the subsequent year.' Robertson is stillmore particular ill noticing the respectability of these females. The descent from mothers of this character, is at least as reputable as from the ' maids of honour' of the Court of Charles XL-and the fathers who reclaimed the wilderness hiid built up a free state, transmitted a blood _ which might be deemed as pore and noble, as any that runs in the veins of the progeny of the debauchul and venal parasites of thai monarch. We are teld by Robertson, that, in the lime of the Commonwealth, many adherents to the royal paity, and among these, some gentlemen of good fainilres, in order to avoid^danger nnd oppression, to which they were exposed in England, or in hopes of repairing their ruiued fortunes, resorted to Virginia. Lord Clarendon bears testimony to this fact, in his Hisionj of the Rebellion. ' Out of confidence in Sir William Berkeley, the Governor of Virginia, who had ihdustrioiisly in-� vited many gentlemen and others thither, as to a place of security, which he cotiJd defend against any attempt, and where they might Ijye plentifully, many persons of condition, aud good officers in the war, hud transported themselves with all the ealale they had been able to preservef.' Chnlmers may be qu3t�� to ih.einselves aud dangers, never fail ,to ..exert. Theyjejected the timid cQOiiselsof tlws? who udviiied ^lieaa toubati-  CoIoniaLCivil Hittgrji p.!t3�. t VoJ.iii.1p.7o6. BCCHstomed bravery of Etglishmeii, .pursue^ riiem iirtb their fSrttjesWs. "And now, for ili> ffrst titne, the Ahorgines'receded From Ihe rives', ^ndTrom the plantations around, leaving iheir opppiiltiti iu possession of the teirrttoriea that therr swords lisd' won.'-p. 63.  ' " If we torn (o Maryland, we may appeal to the' same author with etjiihl coiifidetice. " ' The firit'etnigration to Olaryland, consi^ttlig -of abjtif tt�o hundred gentlemen of �oiisi^riible' fortune and rank, with their at^herents, who were' c&iiapos^d chiefly of Roman Catholics, (ailedfrooi Knglahd ib No^^btr, 1632:* * ^�^'^'TheTtoiSS^ ettholicg, uiihuppy io tfwir (iBre-'Imid? 'cfefiroos of a peaCeM aiyltoiii Io .Maryland, :eiDJgwt�t"lo  coiwtde'r'iiRle nu'riit^. upon' file fcroffd'Ii^asis of-security to property^ MA'-oFfreedoiil in religioii,'^fdlntfng ill ab-oiate fee fitty acres of land to every emigraiit; tsrablishing. Christianity agreeal'Iy to the' old {Common law, of which it is a part, without allowi.ng pre'-eouuence to' any particular sect,'-p. 20B. , - "  In order chiefly to procure the assent of the' freeratn of Maryland to a body of laws which ijie' proprietary had transmitted, Calvert,'the General, called a new assembly in IG37-8. But, rejecting' these with a becoming spirit, they prepared a col-"' lection of regulations, which deraoncirate equally their good sense and the state of theif affairs.'- p. 211. " ' The assembly of Maryland eiideavoured, with a laudable anxiety, to preserte the peace of the church ; and, though composed ch'iefly of iRo-man Catholics, it adopted that luea.snre, .wbicf; could alone prove absolutely successful. The act which it passed, ' concerning religion,* recited, ' that the enforcement of the conscience had beet', of dangerous consequence in those countries wherein it had been practised.' And it enacted, that no person believing in Jesus Ckriit shall be molested in respect of their religion, or in the free exercise thereof^ or be compelled to the belief or exercise of any other religion, agiinst their consent; so that' they he not uiifuithlul to the proprietary, or conspire not against the civil government; that persoim molesting, any other in respect of his religious tenets, shall pay treble damages to the party aggrieved, and' twenty shillinsjs to the proprietary, that those reproaching any teilh opprohrioti.t iintnes of religious distinctions shall forfeit ten shillitigs to the persons injtired.'^-p. 918. " Maryland derived a part of her population from the other .provii^ces. The Puritans, persecuted by the establisl)ed.church in Virgipia ; the Quakers, oppressed by the synod of Mas>uchusettt; Hiid Ihe Dutch,,ex)>elied from DelawarejjjioUjghtlipd found a generous protection, and entire freedom of religious worship, in the Roman Catholic colony. New York was tirsl settled by the Dutch, at the time when they had just shaken off the yoke of Spain ; when they displayed national energies and virtues of the highest order, nnd pusued a-more liberal and enlightened policy, with respect to civil liberty, religion und trade, than aijy olher people of Europe. The emigrants from Holland to North America, brought with them the characteristic industry and si.briety, the tolerant spirit and sound economies, of the commercial republic. The original pO|>ulaliuii of New Jersey was coiniinstd of Swedes and Hollamlers, and of emigrants from the northern colonies : thai of Pennsylvania needs not 19 be celebrated by a reference to the parent stale. The commonwealth, wliich the wisear.d humane associates of Penn, the laborious, frng-il, und orderly Germans, anil the intelligent, active, and t:eiieron-� Iri.sh, formed and bronchi to beauty und snl-dity, lu soshort a time, is a tnunuinent eloquent enough lu itself; a creation, upon which no Euro|iean writer ha.s looked steadily, without bursting into expres.. sions of admiration. Eveir the austere loyalty of Ciialmera is relaxed by it, and the followi,)}j emphatic testimony extorted from his convictions :- " ' As a supplement to the frame of government for Pennsylvania, there wns published a botly of laws agreed upon in England by the adventurers, which was intended as a great charter. And it does great honour to their wisdom as 8laie�ineii, to their morals as men, to iheir spirit as colonists. A. plantation reared on such a seed-plot, could not fail to grow up with rapidity, to advance fust to maturity, to at:ract the notice of the world.'-p. 643. " ' The numerous laws wtiidi were euat-ked at the first settlement of Pennsylvania, wliich do so much honotir toits good suiise, display the principles of the people; thesiC legislative regululions kept them alive long after the original spi.'-ii began to droop and expire. Had Peniisylvaniu been iem blessed by Natme, she must have become floui^sh-ing and great,- because it was a principle of her great charter,  that children should be .taught someusefnl trade, to the end that none, may be idle,-but the poor may work to iive, and the rich, if they become poor, may not want.' That coon-try must be commercial, which ctftiipeIs factors wronging their employers, to matcfe sotisfaciioii, and one-third over; which subjects not only the goods but the lands of thd debtor to the payment of debts, beciiase it is the credit g��eii by all to alt, that forms the essence of traffic. We ought naltlrjlly to exfreet internal order when a fundam^nta't law declares, ; that every thing, 'which excites the people to rudeneiis, cruelty, f and itreligion, shal^' be discouraged and severely puHislied.' And rehgioai coHtrovtrjy could not d'lsturb- her repose, when none, ackiiuw-ledging one God, and living peaceably ,io soc'kely, could be rootekted for hisopinions or his practice, or compelltjd to frequent and maintain a�y miDieBy whatsoever. jps established as* fundamentalsi maatchiifij be attributed the rajjid improvement of tbi�-Colony, the spii^it of diligsnce, order, and economy,, forwbich thePennsylvanians have been ai all time* celebrated'."-p. 643. ;

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Issue Date: January 6, 1820

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