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   British Press (Newspaper) - February 1, 1820, London, Middlesex                                NdmSer 5352, Price 7d. THE Kishl Honourable iht LOHfTWAYOR hereby K|�e�>ofice, lhat tfie COtJRT bf-ALDieR-MEN wKkti Kad bm^cwnraonrd for: TBIS DAK, fof-lbe Dibualcbof B�i�iiM:s�, U POSTPONED. February ir, 1S26. WOODTHORPE. tOTTERY OFFfCE, SOiaSRSKT.P.VAqE, ; JASHAUTf.?!, JSS-J.. THE Lord* Coainiissiooerg of bis JVjHJtTity^ Treasury b�ve directrt, �htt tbts Dr?wtnR of Ibe Ldt. lery.boul.1 be FCRTBER POSTPONED from SbiturVlay next, the 5th day of Fehruary, to a day of which riue no. ticc irill be given torn this Office.    ,      ,  ,L. HHSSE.; LAMENTED I>'EATH OF THE KIKG. BLACK BOMBAZINES �t little more than TlWTBlRDStHEIR VALtE,befog purfchaiu'd ,.f a maniifsduret wb^ wascompettrd lOfelt/oK-aaal^-abd^n: usqufflionsbl]!'the ycbeapeat Jh EqgUnda w^icb ore-nptr fret, the very .liesl colours, and ne�er to torn .brown. �)l wide .Haliaii Crapes 4s ; Sarsnet^ Freireb widtbrSs. IDil.;' Itnod Satins, 4s.-, rich Velvets, l0ii.6d.; alsoGnia'de Naplri, Oa CaucR, pevanliilrg, TaifetyX real Irish iieuredaud plain Poplins, Lustres, SluiTs, Uauzes,iiid every other fashionable article for dress siMlable for the present minirnful event.- A.SREARS, BEDFORD HOUSE,No.ll,He�rieltB..ireel, niereal NORWICH CRAPES 10 be had no where bat at Bedford H^usB. GLENFELL. This'riay is published, price 6s. ele^autly halfbnond, GLENFELL; or, t\liicn\ literary attainment, that it is coveted by eminent ant! letrq^ bodies for the purpose of being preserved and dein sited iu the father National Libraries, as appears by tbe following uo-ticc:- (COPY). SiH, Loudon, Jan. 26, 1820. I am auth0ri.<:ed and requested to demand of yon, nine copies of the under-mentioned Work-^"-The Political ilonse Iliat4.ack Built," for the use of the following Libraries and Universities : Bodleian ; Cambridge; Sion College; Edinburgh; Advocates' Library, Edinburgh; Glasgow; Aber-ilern ; St. Andrew's; Trinity College; and the King's Inns, Dublin. J am, Sir, yo�r obedient Servant, GEORGE GREENHILL, WarehooBe-kee'per to tbe Company of Stationers. To Mr. Wm. Hone, Lndgure-hill. This " authorised" and oOicial   demand" on bebatf ofthc Universities and Public Libraries, was immediately Complied with; and 10 save iliose distingaished bodies Jbe irou-"bit of a similar applicali'un for " The Man in the Moon," cnpies of (hat work were also seof with the copies ot The Political House lhat Jack Built, so demanded for their ost." n.B-Tbe Fifleer.lh Edition is just published of THE Man m THE moon-a Speech from tbe Throne to the .S'enate "of Luitnlsris. To which are. added, " Tbe Doctor," a Parody, wriilcn by llie pijht Hon,, George Cnhntng in ridicule of the Rigbt HoM.'U>rd Sidnioutli; and a Political Christmas Carol, set to music and now singing io select cir-r|�. Byrhe Aulfii.r of � The Political Hoote that Jack Bnilt."   VVilli 15 Cuts    Pricels. STRICTURES CURED. >Ya new iVlt-tluxl the above troublesome Coiri-^. plaint is eotil-ely eradicated (withsul the use of Bau^e or Caosllr), whetliel-of loitg or sliort standing, as well as all weaknesses generally accomptiuying it, and in a short Ilimc the whole system is re-established, being oua of the greatest discoveries ever made, by J. LYNCH, 38, Duke-j;^'�f�, St.'James's.' '      � - Rjj,HijctabJe references will be given if required -All let-Iterstob* post-paid. .   ^.     ,     . K.B.f-rThe piice of the MediciBe, is . Five Ptnoda. a '''^A*p�ffeftCorefor Billoiis Affection andObslruclioo in ) tbe Bowata. '        '       -       �    - 'InHAT renoMlipB  M�ditHi�e,   SOLOMON'S 1    eOBPIAL BALM of qiLE^D, .an .oni�er��l Re. �*ora��e forCtebillltttedConstitalignsjBiid all the calamitous Symptoms of a Consumptive Habit; Price Jl�, or four in one 338. bottle to .aTC 11..-Ob^we, the word* *� Samuel SokjibOn, D�erpaoV! '"SfW''�>"; ato�*?i.�oaff, Cbeai^Bide } .Tutlr focbanjfe; and Ward, War Office, January is, ISZO. 4lb Regiment of Light  Dragoons-Lieutenant  Haraond AIpe to be Captain of a Troop, by purchase, vice Wright, who retires-dated January 13, 1820. Coruet Robert L. fownshrnd to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice AIpe-ilated as above. George Trigge Hooker, Gent, to be Comet, by purcbdse, vice Townshend-d�ted as above. 18th diito-C-iptain the Honourable Hervey Francis de Montowrency, from tbe 4lh Foot, to be Captain of a Trtmp, vice Milner, who exchanges-dated January 20, 1820. 3d Regiment of Foot Guards-Captain Richard Henry Wigston to be Captain of a Company and Lieutenant-Colonel, by purchase, vice Stewart, who retires-dated December 31, 1819. Lieufetrant the Honourable George Anson to be Lieutenant and Captain, by purchase, vice Wigston-dated Jaoaary' 20,1820. Gentleman Cadet George Dixon, from the Royal Military College, to be Eusigu and Lieutenant, by purchaae, vice Anson-dated ns above. 4lh Regiment of Fool-Brevet Major Charles Milner, Irom the 18th.Light Dragoons, to be Captain of a Canr)>any, vice De Montmorency, wlro exchanges-dated as alxnre. 8tb ditto-.Major Robert Melville Browne, from tbe half. pay 98th Foot, to be Major, rice Thomas Buck,. who jtx- changes-dated ^s above. Lieutenant -^>-i<- Lord Bingham, from tt|e half-pay 3d Foot Gpards, to be Lirule.iaut, vice Thomas. Ivera, who excbanges-dated as above. i27ib.diRo^Lieiiienaiit Willjaiw Wiean fo be ^antaio^tif a s '�ara^aaJi^%i]hpa bove. .38th ditto-Ca'plain'TbomaBDetimoaTTtnii^ft, from balf-pay 40lh Foot, to be Captain of a Company, vice Fletcher Wilkie, who exchanges--dated as above. 60lb ditto-Nirbolas Power, Gent, to be Ensign, by purchase, vice Cuppage, whose appoihtment has not taken place-dated as above. 6Sd ditto'-t.ientenant James Fraser Macdounell, from half-pay of tbe Regiment, Io be Lieutenant, vice Richard Usber, who exchanges, receiving (he ditference-dated as alMive. 63d dlKo-LleutenanI Henry Dandlss Campbell, from half-pay 1st Foot Guards, Io be Lieutenant, vice Robinson Sadbir, who exchanges, receiving the difference-dated as above, 67ih ditto-William Morton Pitt Sweedland, Gent, to be Ensign, without purchase, vice M'Daniell, promoted- lUted as above. 84lh ditto-Captain Francis Blois Lynch, from balf.pay Royal West India Rangers, to l�e Captain of a Company, vice James Lane, who exchanges, receiving the-difference -dated as aliove. 88lh dillo-LientrnanI Frederick FolIeK, from half pay 971b Fool, to he Lieutenant, vice Maurice O'Connor, who exchanges; receiving the diffe'rence-dated as above. 3d Royal Veteian Ballslion-Paymaster Thoinas Dillow, from bnlfpay 23d Light Dragoons, to be Paymaster of a Veteran Battalion-dated as above. 4lh Royal Veteran Battalion-Cnptain Alexander Gourlay, from (he 6fli Royal Veteran Battalion, to be Captain of a Company, Vice Carlwrigbt, whose appuinlment has not (alien place-dated November 1,1819. Lieutenant Warner Spaldin'g, from the la(e 6tb Royal Veteran Battalion, to be Lieutenant, vice Slallianl, whose ap. pointment has not taken place-dated as above. Ensign John Douglas, from the late 5th Royal Veteran Bat. lalion, to be Ensign, vice Parker, whose appointment has not t:iken place-dated as above. Lienleiiani Shuito Douglas Sortie, to be Adjii(an(, vice Sinclair, ivlioae appointment has not taken place-dated January 20, 1820. 5lh Koyal Veteran Battalion-Quartermaster Robert Belcher, from the Retired List of Ihc 24th Fool, to be Qnar-trrmnstcr, vice Hay, wliosc appointment has nut taken place-ilated January 20, 1820. 6lh Royal Yeleran Batialion-Ensign Robert Deans, from Ihehite2d Royal Veteran Baltslioo, Io . be-Ensign, viee Duuslas, whose appuinlment has no( taken place-dated Noveiiil)er 1, 1819. 7(h Rojai Veifron B�((alion-Lieutenant Joseph PiggOlt, from ibe 41b Royal Veteran Batlalion, to be Lieutenant, vice .'^paldiiig, whose appointment has not taken place-dated as above. Commiistons signeil by the Ijord Lientenant of the County of Wetlmoreland. Roger Cairns, Esf). to be Deputy Lieutenant-dated Novem-ber 15,1819. IVestjnoreland Yeomanrj) CavaXryi. Tlie Hunonrable lleory Cecil l.owther to be Major-Com. mand^nt-ilaled October li, I8l9. i Edward Williams Hasell, Esq.; Jladhew Atkinson, E-sq.; and John Henderson, Esq.; to be Captains-all daled as above. George Troolbeck, Gent.; and John llill, Gent.; to be �  LieutenaoiR-both dated as above. Richard,Shepherd Stephenson, Gent, to be Comet-dated ag above. CommUsUms in tA� Prince Regent's 2d Regiment of Cheshire Yeomanry Cavahy^ ii^neii by ilie Lord Lieuttaant of the County of Chester. Lord Henry Cliolmonileley; and Cliarles IngranyFord, Esq.; to be Captains-both dafed January 16, 1820. Edward Stephen Clarke, Gent., to be Lieitlenaut-dated as above. Edward Belyre, Gent.; and Edwin Weteohall, Gent.; to be Cornels-both dated.nb()ve. i Confi�      , V . TobiTIu9pital.A�iitioli. . Head Inn. The resujt if-fiie' appIicatiQii to U\� Worship havirtg bean coinmilr^'cated to the tneet> iiig-, it was iinoiiimoasiy fesijyeil, that lliey wonW liot be tlivertedfroiii their ol'ijpct'by such refiisiil, afld provided the Iaiv� .^ai-e 'iljem (be power, llie fneetinj� should |je held ivilhout the sanction af the MagisfriHea. On coiisiXHing the Act IitJely parsed, respecting public meetings, it wat found that all meetinjjs held ivholly wivhin buildings were exempted from the operaiioits of the Act, and that M^ao'istruteg possessed no more powgr over them than wa� given (hem by the ancient existing iaws. It was accordin^iy retoJved that a tneeting should be held on the Weiliiesday following, in the Long Room of the Turk's Head Iiin, ibat being the largest buMding thei> in their power to obtain. As n>on at< tliia'determinatiuu had been come t, srtTfetif^al^p^tfp^^ no precnutiiciog beyonii^flTOse.ffJHi t to take into considerplion the necessiiy of petitioning Parliarnent for a Reform, and also to deliberate on ,tlie form of that petition, which, together with the resolutions, v^ill' be mitre fully detailed by the gentlemen who will propose them to y6ur coiisiderultun.' t will merely stale tliis ttiuch, th^t It has been the o|Hnion of many of our highest statesmen, thtit-a Reform in the Commons House of i'arlianitmt was absoliMely nece8�ary to do away those defects uudeni.Tiiachmeirts which time and circumstances have made in the constitution of lhat House; and I'am sore that ev<'ry one will readily adtnit that the present period demands the. renovation of tbe conKtitution of the country in no slight manner. I must beg that any gentleman who offers.any remarks to the corfaideraiion of the meeting, wilj atrictly adbere to' the subject under discussion, aiid that every 01^ may be allowed to express bin opinion* with freedom and caudciur."- 'fLoud applattse. Mr.-Lusit then rose and spoke nearly as follow*^: it kii-comes my-diity:rt�ciple sNire osee admitted, it would be essy afterwards to regulate the details as to what bo. roughs the efective franchise should be extended to, and what counties vhoold send additional Members. Jf we unce establish the. principle-if it be ouc�> "jTiiiM^ti^r^Tnirdwaitfii ori^^ well would accept it with the probabilny of diiipNreil'flt the end of^one year. T/iia is to be followed up by Universal Suffrage, whicli certoinlv. doer seem to me to be totally unfit ftir the -present �t.ite of soeiriT- A pefi<�d-njay uudonbtedly ar-rtve, wheti, fruni the ddfusioir of knorwledge. and Virtue, it may be proper, thop'gh I do not expect that it .will in en)'time; should it,, bow. ever, do so; no one will_ rejoice more tbau I sluill (!'). No person, 1 should think, f* so foolish; so absurd, ns to maintain that every man ought not to be free; bat no otte has alright lodo those ihiogs for \vliich he .is totally'Unfit. Univ�r�ai soAiyge wouI,  6t>f *ll .li.bet;ty of jtjdgi'wgvfrtr tliejnv'i selVe*, sndfilace-tht-urond^rthe control of tluwe Vhft: Tf'e .next (ibilit then to be cbitsifdrMd in) whether th? Hoiilie of/Cdmmoti'i iloes �r dtie!" not contaia  pure representation of tl�e people.   If it. does tMii, will any one whor;coo�iiler* what it otrgbt 10 be and what it was in hi origin; Say that U requires no reform     C�n it be right that u innjiirity nf the House i.f Cummouf sitould be coirtpoSed of indtvi- doaU.tent there by the ba�e*t meana/by grots cor- tdptioo,. Or by the direct inSiiftiice of other!'} and who tiBv^ no cOmmoit interest with the.people at ! aiU-f Loud applauti.)-U it flot tH>(oriou� llwt Memberrjire returned to PilrliiJmeiil by indivi- dual*, proprietors of borougilii� to WbtJlii tht-y must ' natorally foofe up and nat to the people ?   Nay, is it any secret, that the-Crolirn ilgel^ybj^ sie^dsctm^erAblenumbtrH? anitafrita uiiiter of rft'Mibi co^4rWBK *rfatfch':imy oiie �tn-h*�i��(tr that a , rrwiwitylitr itfe Hb'tide of Ctttnnnfiii; i� elected by and i� �6tne Sp-w>.Tfch the -eh-ctorFar^iJe..^ f^*4 �V�^.' .1.:.. .1 - J N ^ ^ . ; ^      , -I lesd CO |jerpet�ii1 diaicolne s more fully represented by e%\eii tfindiDg think otberwije ; but thi". Sir, i* my opiniou, and I ^iq bound to state it here, because it Mt my honest opinion.-{upplainf.f -Again, Sir, if election is to be univer.al, why should not woineii vote .'--Why stop at the age of tnenty�one.' The principle applies as much to vioinen, and persons under age, as to men. How. ever, coold universal suflTrage be proved to be de-!^irable, it would pertaiuly ap;4ear to me'tubeab-sord to argue it as a clear and fixed principle..- [applause, tcith disa^j>Tobatim.J The third doctrine laid down by the advocates of Radical Reform is election by ballot, which appear* to  ,0^tb^4>jpc%:fai^ day, and not be asttained l�f'(ickj^H^i^^ th^ir ouitiiou.   If that were tit |ist,th�'^ed~.lhdt tjir right of retuniiiig i should be tak^n from decayed anti corrupt or de. pendant borotrghs, which comprise more than half the representation, and given to the large towns at present unrepresented, and the larger counties, theo, I say, we shall have obtained all that moderate and rational men can desire.-t/App/avse. J- When I say this, I do not mean to interfere with the opinions of any one ; every person has a right to judge for himself, and draw bis own conclusions upon this, as upon all other subjects.- 1 know that iriany men of great ability and vigorous understanding, entertain opinions different from mine, but I do not therefore blame them ; I extend the same charity to them which I claim to myself. But, Sir, it does seem to mie that in discussing the question of Hariiamentary Reform too mut;h violence, too much dogmatism have been made one of. All advocates for praciicnl reform should defer to eaah other ; no man shotild lay down ioHexible rules, and coiitend that bis plau "alone is right and all others wrong. Every man is bounds to pay a due deference to the opinions of others, and not presume upon hi*- own infallibility, and say I have made op my mmd to this point, and to this point I will go, and will neither go further nor stop short of it. I say this partly wiih reference to certain doctrines which have lately been so much promulgated; and I Iiave been more pariiculurly ind^iced to do so, on aceoiiiit of �a hand-bill, which has thi4 day been distributed through the town. The three great points of this particular species of reform bre. Annual Parlia-meots. Universal SuflTiage, and Eltiction by B.il-bt. I shall, .Sir, briefly examine these points, and state the objectidiu I have to esich of tl^in.- It has been asserted that annutil Parliaments are essential to ReformI I quarrel isith no man fo' tnaiutaiiiing the opinion that annual Parliuinetits would be the best, but I canitof consent to bis assuming that it is essential as a priiiciple. It Certainty is desirable that delegates should tiot be iifi-pointed for to  lorig a period. But. what makes one J ear preferable to any other time Is itine any magic in one year? Aiid why not a month .> The satHe iirgumeuts would equiilfy apply to that period.' Indeed, by the same mode of reasoning, it may be argued that the power shuiild not be delegated at all. If it be unsafe to delegate it for a greater peiiod than one year, is it not unsafe to delegate rt at all ? I am not condemning those who entertain this opinion, but 1 am ' contending against their assuming icasa fixed principle. There is nothing more like a principl�.iii a yeiir than a month.; it i� a question of practice, not of theory. I consider seven years to be too long a period^ and one too short. I believe it isfound inJtiost Of the concerns of life, that one year is too sllort a time to learn almost any business; even in matters of parish ac-, counts, one year is found too short for the pur(>��e. Why do we delegate a man tit nW, but to manage our afijirs for tis 1 And if at the expiration of uue year, when he is jjerhajia just beginiiing to be useful to OS, wedtsitois? Iiiffl,.we itijtrre ourselves. BeMdW, Sir,.^ *o�ld not tl>e holding, a *-at for only one year,'with fhe uncSrta'rttty of Ve-etec-tion, preveqtWn of moderate fortune from ottering themsejves? And wbultl it liot'place the whuie' ri^reseilt^tleti in batids of ifiiuiiBilse fortiines, or_ ifndiiig ^^lilVciiliw?'^ Pew mifii who tbeant to-du have had, anti;,<�(hicb we hope to have agaiii; ^^iit^ii�^ are perhapi fear men eveii in the most ctNrriipt -l^ roughs who wo^ endiire to be asked, in direct^ terms, to vote opeiily againt their coiisciencet-bjiv if the election were contlticted by Jlallol^ men would be (old that they might vote as they pleased, and no person would know any thing of tbe matter. It would give rise to the most sneaking .c eeo told that it is dangerous, rash, and iniiovating, toatiempt Piirtiamentary Reform; but our only aim is to improve end restore the constitution. of our conotry, and free it from those innovntions which time iia* introduced iuto it. As has been said by one of the greatest men that ever lived, " Time is tbe great ii>-novBlor," Fpr 50 years we have oeen told the same. In 1770, when the great Lord Chatham brought ii forward, the same language was held out, the same arguments were l>rought forwatd against it, it was then said that it was not the proper time, that tbr Reformers were, hasty-that the measure wa� hazardous and fraught with danger. It ha* been con* slantly kept bej'ore the public ever since ;. for 50 years we have advocatedthp cause without auccess ; the proper tinae hs^ never yet arritred; and this of itself is surely a sufficient tvideoce that we have not been very hasty in oar. proceediags..^i^/4p p/au�.>-All the greatest meu this coiialry ba> produced-men eminent for literary attaiiinien^ eloquence, patriotisiq, and political knowledge, liave held Reform to be jiiecessary. li it rash'to follow the steps of the immortal Chatham? He maintaiued that R.eform was essential; and ure we to be branded as idle speculators, must W4-be loaded with opprobrium wheu we {letitioii for the same object >-fGrint applattse�J-r:^^^ hive shewn to-day that we have alitl the Ubrriy of assembling and deliberating ; but should therv be any places where the laws render it im|KMsible to meet with siifety, I truirt they will prepaid petitions: though at the same time 1 caoniit. refrain from expressing my disapprobation of doutj; any thing privately, yet it bad better be done su than not at all. It is my luost earnest advice tii:tt we abottid persevere in thirlineof c�indQct. Lei u-petition again aii^ again. Mr. Caniiiiig now, bf^ Mr. Dunda8did> then, has tc 1 us that all is well, that the machine works well as it is. fie adiniis that it is impel feet, but still contends thatn.: should ramaiu as it is.-fapplauie.J-U may wo^k well for that Gentleman and hts friends, btit ho* does it work lor the cowUs }-(Cheers.)-The Liverpool merchaaU used the same language.--" You much oyerrate,'' said they, " the sljjfhf . incouveiiiencies of th� blacki!, the machine woik* , very well as it is !" It inigtit work well for tli.etu,. bm 1 atn sure it did not wijik �eir for tl>e,fi"pr fiegroea-(Lovdcheers.)-')Luconclude,I oiice (lion' , implore you to persevere in tl^ good cause; U w^l . uo doubt, be a difficult thiu]g. to u(;h)ev#, but vt.^. must eveutuallysntieml. There is certainly ujjxeai^ tnais oi' misery in the coaotry, atiud thoug|�'a J^eTorn ill Parltttin�iui woiilii not remove i^t ipn�ii)tTi^^yer i   

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