British Press, March 23, 1820

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British Press (Newspaper) - March 23, 1820, London, Middlesex Number 5396. V�ri!; I-Jt>rnliiiMr. Ttiompsuii, Tullia, Mrs Glover; r.iinuiuia, nir!". W. West; Lucretia, Mrs. Rnbiiiatiii. APtri nli:cli,38ili time, an entirely new Comic Pautotnlme, called JACK AND THE BEAN STA[,K; Or, HARLEQUIN AND THE OGRE, TiicOere, Mr. Hudson; Jack, Miss Povey,afUrwiirds.Hiiiv l>'qiiiii, Mr. Bulnena; P:u>lalaoD, Air. Hartlaad; Ctai^; Mr. .Siuilliby. Jack's Mother, Mrs. Pearce; Ja;i|etla (arterivardi^ Columbinr), iVIiss Tree; Arps, Good Genius or the Harp^ .Tdins Edwards; Nigra, Ogre's Wife and ETilGenius, Mr.Me-re38. 6d -Pit 3s. OA:; Secnnd Price 2s.-Lower Gallery 2s..j Second Price la.-Upper Gal-IcrT Is.: Scconil Price Sd. The BoxORicc will be open/rom Eli!�enmi Rrro'CHock -Pl�ee8 lo be taken of Mr. RodwelI,.Box Book-keeper. Mr. RrMiaOT, Mr. Inclcdon, and Madume Vestris, will re-op))ear immediately after Easier, .'Wr. Kean, on his return from bis provincial eu?a^ements, will make his first apprnrnnre ia King Lear, which Tragedy is now preparing for representation. THICA TRE-KO YA L, CO VENT-GA RD Elf. ri^HlS EVENING. THURSDAY. March 23, Jl. will be acted, 8th time, n ncwsiasical Drama, called IVANflOE i Or, the knight TEMPLAR. Iv3!i!ioe, Mr. C. Kemble; Sir Reginald From de Beeof (Kuight Templar), Mr. Macready;. Sir Brian de BoisGuil-bert, Mr. Connor; Sir Maurice de Bracy, Mr. Hunt; Sir Lurnsi Beuumitnuir, Mr. Chapman ; Cedricof Rplherwood, Mr. Efrerlon ; Wamba, Mr. Liston; Friar Tuck, Mr. Emery; IsoBC (ihe Jew of York), Mr. W. Farren. Rowena (a Saxon Prlnccw), Miss M.Tree; Elgilba, Mrs. Liaton; Ulrica, Mrs. Kaacit; Rebecca (the Jew's Daughter), Miss Foole. To which will be added, the Farce of THE CRITIC. Sir Fretful Plagiary, Mr. W. Farren; Puff, Mr. Jones; Danjlc, Mr. Connor; Sneer, Mr. Egerton ; Don FeFulo Wliiskcraiidps, Mr. Blanchard. Titburina, Mrs. Gibbs. The Doors will be opened at Half-past Six o'clock, and rbe Play liegin at Seven. Boxen 7a.; Second Price Ss^ 6d.-Pit 3>. fid.; Second Price 2ii.-Lower Gallery 2s.'; Second Price Is.-Upper U.illery In.; Second Price 6d. A Private Cox may be had for the (eason, or nightly, of Mr. Rr.inilun, at the Box office. Op Saturday, Shakspeare's Comedy of Errors, with Blue Bcaid. CALL of THE HOUSE. K. MATHEWS AGAIN AT HOME, ____.......I........�20.090,......f, 40,000 IWO... ..................�lO;o-fii/m the F.lecliirs of Weclmiaslpr, ihni lin- POLLING v�iM CLOSE linally on S.ATUR[)AY NEXT, i.i TIfRKE O'CLOCK, ami an icimctliiilc Aueinlaiice of Mr. Lamb's Friends is (inrticnlarly requ^slpd. ileiwriB haviuij Iwen cirfulaled which liuve had tlie efffct of deterring niauj of Mr. Lamb's fri- nds frimi eoiiiins; up l� the Poll, ihe^Commitleie �iili ihe ntiwt canfiilence a��ore the Electors, lhal under the soperintenilanre of llie Police and Parish Constables, who are always in ailnndance, A FREE ANO UNUlsrUKUE!) PASSAGE TO AND FROM THE HUSTINGS WJI.I. BE KEP^ft . OPEN DURING THE WHOLE. OF THE ELEC/^ TION. W A. MILES, Sfcrplary. TOTHEGENTLEMEN. CI.EltnV, AND FHEEHOLD-ERS OF THE COUNTV OV .MIDDLESEX. GENTr.eaiitx,. . i � IHP roiitiiieiJt^' tfliich f exprt'sspil on Tuea^ .da'v;.*f'ta)M-l5(i�!!jfcH^iS tliat a coniinnance .cC,y,oitir exertioHSc^>|j^^)4Hiw^f Vntcs in my favour since that period, and Si\e great ntimbrr of promises whic'h yet remain unpolled, fully justify me in tclyii.i on the ultimate iriampb of onr canse, which is Ihe r.Tuse ofonr conniry. 1 repeat that I yield lo nu ninn in firm ailarhment lo Civil and Relit^ious Liberty, bUiided as il immutably in Willi our admirable Constiiulion ; nnJ I ilt-i-lare mys-.-lf, in the truest sense of ihe nurds, ihe Frirnd of Ihe People, for the rauac of Ihe people cm never be Wparaled from the cause of their King and CuiiUry. Acting on tiiese principUs in the conscientious disrharife of try public tluly, I have, lo Ihe iiimost of my power, resisted Ihe progress of sedilimi ai;d libispliemy ; I have supported those measures whieh subspqtieni evenis prove lu hnvr been indispensably neeesBtiry for ilu." prrsrrv:iticn of ilie Constitution; and in Ilie anxidun pr-tmoiioii t>f all rest and prarlical improvement in onr I.aw^ and luslitulions, ] have nnifurnily opposed all vague, viKionary, and dangeroiis pi'u-j rets of K*'form. It lias beih my ronetani endravour, during the 1 �st fourteen years that' I h:ivp bfen your Representaiive, .fflilhfiilly, lealonsly, and dilii;b�lders have not been canvassed,-or applipd to by the District Committees, bee to apologi?^: for such neglect, and hope il will bo ascribed tu the onl-; cause, namely, the incorrect stale of the Lists. The Committee liej; leave to return ibeir best thanks lo the Freeholders wlio have already favoured Mr. Mellish wiib the promise of ibeir support, aud solicit their early aileod-anec at Ihe Poll. Bishopsgaie-sireel, March 22, 1S20. District Comidillees are sitlinj in the following plares:- London Coffee-house, Lmlgale.liill; Crown Tavern, Clei k-enwill Green; Ship 'i'avern, rinsbury-placp; Slar and fjarler, Islius'OTi Green ; An^ol Inn, Slr:i-.jo. ilhislraled Willi a Plate and variirns l>.ixr�m�, price 6s. m'iE elements of astronomy, ill.i.- traled by Observations, which ibeSiudeiii nuv make on the Heavens, and by l!ie Celesiial Glolie. Tu which ia added, an Essiy on the Pluralily of Worlds. By JAMES MITCMEIJ., M..A-Autlior oif " Elements of Natural Philosophy." London: PrJntwl for T.,aud J. Allnian, Priuces-street, Hauover-oquarc; and sold by Baldwin,Craduek, and:Juy, Patrrnoftterirow.. Of whom way heha>riu you, thai 1 axiived at York laboiiring binder a heavy cnjri, which has sincB'beeu increased. l� Ibe jJraflof ibe door b'^bind me, �nd by.,i^y .inxiety ;uid atteo-;>iu ibis a.ciiont I made K(atapplicaii'on-'fbr^itTilgtyed-. all-jkeir combined t;ilenis and legal acumen to deprive you of having the performance of that duty 00 which'he -now con;;ratulates yon, and lo prevent iny having this opportunity of obtaining an unbiasbcd jurf of the counly of York. Has it also conre to hts knowledtre that unfair means Jias been resorted lo even with a jury here ? This jury he kuows were atruck with Ihe Slieriifai (lie side of the selector. Does he believe that no Improper means have been resorted to? Does he he-line ilnit no improper roe:iiiabave been used by the Uiider-Slierifl', or iImI nu letter has been written 10 an individual c.ilied on Ihe Jury but who has not attended?"- Mr. Justice Bayley-Mr. Hunt, I mn�t interfere. This is (|uite exlriuieons inalter. If any sncb interference were useil, liiere is anoiher way of invesligatiiig it. Tlie party m.iluiii; lliat inlerfeirncp is an.?wcrable for il, but it is foreign 111 onr present business." .Mr. Uu.vT-" I sliie, my Lord, what I am informed 1 can prove. 1 am well adviseil upon it, and 1 do not he;'rty, but not of licentiouanens. Sweet, lovely lilierly, (JeiiilcMien, Is pure and amiable as ssicred truth. L'ceoiiiin.siiess is as disgraceful as durkiiess ami falnchoofl. Liberty is as contrasted with crime, as tnuh Is with some of thai evidence which has T,eeii given in that box on the |i.irt of ih.' prokccutiuu. Who that read IhcLearned Coun-sef'S spei'Mi, anti hearti bis allusion 'to a'bio'ody .dagger, encompassed and surionoded by the.people irf Ifae .Maucliesler ineeiuii;-a dai^ger Ion which �'Hart-flpw "beei* seen through the public priula by 19-20lh.1 of the'/mpire-i-who, I.say, but must iiiit think, that tbe>4leerimiiial so impnsited, isa mousirr, a low-bred, vulgaf'villsiir, a desperaiiu of low life, plodding violence and rapine,'fr�8(�if and murder-iusli. inline bis fellow creatures to burry on with hiu'i iu bis career of desperate and atrocious crimlnali^! Whiitproof ia ihei'e in evidence lo enlille the LearoeliConllVeito ilraw this 'air-drawn dagger,' save.�ndepd,'tbt cviiWiicc of tine-.uncorroboi raleil wiluv.ss-a man; loo, bedrUijthe -rank of high' life,  (ientlemuu, and n Magistrate'^ he.of'all, oirly-dared lt� utUT ; Ibis brrhllrof slHiideri dnd to' implicate uii,or�uypart oi \W -meeliiig, )u any aclieof turtoft'or .*ioleB�e.- Tbiii' ha�ili|t i iiei;e who tries this cause, his high cliaracler, his great integrily, I would let the evidence go lo you as it stands, and demand npon it yonr verdict of au honourable acquittiil. To that Judge whose character-" ftlr. Justice Bavlkt-" Let me beg of you nol lo allude to it in lliis manner." Mr. Hnut-"� Well then, Gentlemen, I cannot give vent to those feelings which it would gratify me to utter. 1 shall only say, that out of all the evidence brought forth on the part of the Crown, ihere has not been a single one whose criisa-examipotioii did uo.lelicit a contradirlmn ofjhe charge brought against us. I have said that if my private interest \vt're aloue cOncerneil, 1 should leave the evideuceTb you" as the Prosecution left it with you. But there are great na-tioiial inleiesis involved in it, and which must here be decided. I feel, then, I must combat the tissue uf niisrepreseutaiiona that have been sent fori h against us ;-1 feel that 1 must undo the criminal force of the Learned Counsel's accusation, which liatt now gone far aud wide lliruughoul the country. When I see therefore the absolute necessity of calling evidentie to rebut such gross and unfounded imputations, 1 must crave your indulgence to allow me Ihe opportunity, tt is. Gentlemen, Ho part of my character to be ihe 6allrrer of any man, or to fawn before any personage. To such language, or such aycopliaiicy, 1 am an niter stranger. If I then approach the Learned Judge with the humble tribute of my praise-" Mr. Justice Batley-" Mr.HHnt,you must ool, I cannot hear il. ' Pray forbear." Mr. Hunt-" Genllemeu, I said I conid not be a flatterer; hut I meant to speak the honest language of trnlh, not of adulation. If I said else, I know it would have only Ihe effect of exciting in your minds a prejudice agaiost roe. During the whole course of this trial, Ihe Learned Jnil^e (and I hope I roaj be permitted to say it) has exercised a patience, baa shewn a temper often tried, and 1 wilPadmil, perhaps, nol a little by myself, as well as by others-" Mr. Justice BaTLK'Y-" We must nol suffer those allusions to be made ; I thank you 10 say nothing about .it. Go ou to what is material for your defence." Mr. Hunt-" Well, Gentlemen, I must desist from gratifying my feelings;, bis Lurdship's hint of disapprobation shall ever induce me lo desist from pursuing any course lhal may be disagreeable lo him. After those pielimftiary obser-Tatiuus 1 ask your patience, Genllemeu, while I go through, as well as I can, Ihe principal parts of the evidence for ihe prosecution. But first I must call your attention to Ihe jintureof the iadiclnieul. It is for a conspiracy; a very fasbiooable and convenient mode. now.a-duys of proceeding by indictmeuts ; for by so proceeding there is no limit lo inquiry,every action of n roan's life may be scanned lo shew his cbaracler; his whole career may be raked up.- Every possible degree of criminality may be left lo be inferred from the anfmtit with whicli he transacted any affair ufbis life. Now, Gentlemen, in this indictment ttiey hud this wide scope. I ask you, then, what proof of evil iniea. lion have they adduced against us? None-none whatever. I was, you have beard, at Stockport, where I received Ihe kind and hospitable treatment of Mr. Moorbouse; I went from Stockport to Manchester on the Monday, and yet Chadwick, .whowas thewbote week watching from Manchester to Stockport, and from Stockport to White Moss, can only bring out this material fact that has been so much dwelt upon,-namely, Ibal-as I passed along the road I said, ' Let us give one shout, lads.' Is Ibis a conspiracy? No. What, Ihroj is it- meant for? Why for this purpose, to excite a prejudice agaiust me, by attributing lo my pu-pnUrity the culleclidD of fbia great meeting. I will bring a witness lo prove the- circumslances atleudiog this shuHt. 1 will put into -that bux a lad who has been in my service for seveo years-'a simple country lad, who has attended meat-nil pnblic meetings for the fast seven .years. -Get out of him, if you can, any act of eriinirtality-Tbe Learned Counsel, who will, I kuoiw, condescend to any thing here, cau enter the recesses of my stable and my private chambei", let  him, llu-ougb my servant, scaii every event in my house. The fact of that shout'i* ihis^: 1 am, as it is kuown, long accustomed lo meet cr-owUs of people, and whenever 1 saw the least disposition iu themut titude to hiss, ami give offence of any kind 10 any indivi-danlt it has always been my practice-to draw tbeir altcutiuu fromlhc object-of Ibeir dinlike by-proposing three cheers, or n shout of sdnie kind t(> divert their alteulioD and exhilarate their-ininds. If tseea wish foliurt Ihefeelings uf any body, 1 always say, ' No, no; give Ihem three cheers.* What a '^ntemplilile vanity ait> i nol ctmrged-wtlh! - To excite a shont (rum the peopleI--whar> tlid.i want of >l? I needed do such Btimulns to Ihrm- if-1 weie weah enough to resurt .;lunch mraiis. They always^|;awk me.enoogh.of shooting whett lapF�flrei) -ainonf 1htia-,,4vilhui>t tisiuc any fuolnli ^neans to ohtcm-theii*applause-" Whei� -I -|�t.to SuUuclc's Sniiibsy, I found that the meeting-of the 0lfa August bail been piuliiliited by the IMagistralrs^.and declared iilegaf. Mr. Html, yi,u hear, called this meeting. No-it was 6ot . iHr. Huiii who railed it-it was ih� inhabilants uf Mqo-rhester, wlm called it by public advestispment.. - A ret^Mi'.1 y vaniiy and ambilion. What vnniiy ? what amb; � i.'. Wa^it. tbe-siDbiiion to do evil?-tio; il tvaa Ihn in-(a do that guad. which f Ibuugbi irinmy (insnri 'o.'jlgtomplish. '.When diit--l jhew a diKpoaiiinu tu di, B*il?^. Tie -hustings are described as composed of rordna.-t ej^S^Wlrtial arr^y,.and all prepared to figtit against buy cue, \^mi -for me;, luiit wb(;re did I misdirect Iheir power -keep 110 iiotea of ray speeches ; I trust ly the feelings and dictates uf my heart, which are foreign (o ii>lroce; and-I speak what I feel. I ask, then, on 'nrhal meeting iu ih"-whole course of my life did I. by even any single casual expression dropped iu the heat of the momrnt, use ou-single word that bad a tendency 10 excite the propie against ihsir Constiiulion aud the Authoril-ies of the Stale? If I had attrmptEd so bad a coorse, I do ii: VI hat farms did I point out for partition? What buicher's or baker'i shops did I ever desiguale fur plunder? None If 1 e v- had so miscondurled myself, du yon -think, Geutleme., of the Jury, you would not b-ive henid t.f it i!iiri-.-x lliis trial? Do yoninot think that the prnserninrs. ir,;., Ihe whole Treasury of England at iheir bu'-k, woulil Imi, found it out, and made me answerable. Vnr it Ihis dav ' I never in the whole course of my life used a single ex. pression that had a tendency lo induce the huiuhlrr w-alk, of life, or the lower orders as they a.-e deiiominaied, Sj oblain a single farthing, except from the froils of ihrir ow 1 holiest industry. The Reporters who have been examiiied, all prove that I never used a single phrese Imt what was an exhorl'itiou for peace and order. Ro^er Eiiiwistle alone says, 1 pointed to. the soldiers and said, ' ilicre am jnu,-en, inii-s, gel ihcm down, and wbep you have Ihem ilowii, keip l)ieni dnwn.' Mr. Horlon says, this was nol uu. drrssid 111" ibe soldiers, anil 1 will prove lo you thai f could not, from position, hare seen ihc soldiers flt l!.--liine. So nmcU for Roger Enlwistle's fact. Next cams-iKe charge of martial array and wootien muskeis-ii,e synijrtoms of violence and disorder. Kot a single bludg-uu is produced-not a single individual in that immense rru� ! offers an insult to any one. Mr. Green, Mr. Pnillips, aini Mr. Hardmau come here and declare their dread uf ih--meeting, without hearing a single^expression UMpd to juaiilv Iheir alarm. In this immense pupulaliun, cpusisling ot litj or 70,000 people, you have only spoken of iu evidence I'oni or five verbal iusalts, aud the principal of lh��e loo used before Ihe people eutered Manchesier. Une man sain. ' Manchesier would be made that night � serond .N|us-cow;' and yet seethe impression ihis awl'ul ileiTr.ii-cialion'made on the witness who heard ii, a man w.-to hail at Ihe time his wife and children in the very lu>iii that w?.s so soon to be in a slate of conflagration, anU yet what eifirtjdid il produce upon him? lVh\ lie reBia.iir! pursuing his ordinary occupation in the t'acUiri where f.-t was at work; he felt that it was an idle auil a ridiruh.-.u phrase, aud being under iio alarm a*or liia family, he >i any iliing-hnt a vain boasi, he could no!, nuless beu.-ie u nionsler, have refrained from fiyiiig before lhal populne.-, and rescuing his wife and children from the impending ilun. g�r ? Then coraes Sir. Francis Phillips. He rode u.ii i�j Stockport, and eyeing a man rpry eloso, icul a slrolie ui" a club 111 return, and therefore tit uu-.tiiced tlie meeting as ilic-gal. 1 his was the author uf the crlebraleti pnntphlet, a ukiii who had done more lo circuUie ihe gi'ossest intsreureseniH-tiuna respecting the .Manchesier busini^s than any oihee mau in ilie country -" .Mr. Justice BaVLEY-" Take care, and dp not goOiit of the way to cast aspeiHiiins." Mr. Hum-"Then .Mr. Phillips tells you herelurnei!, and made certain depositions before .Magrslrales. But yet r.-i-m wiiat had fallen from the olhcr uimessia, it noulil appear, thai so far from Ihe danger arising on Ihe inorning-ot iVlon-day, in the eyes of the Magistrates, Uiey had aelunliy mt t I on ihe Sunday, to try and frame depoaiiion.s upon ihesuh-j J--CI ; but not being able lo agree upon the point.liaddff'ene.l I the matter until the following day. yind yet they tell ynu j they never felt alarm nnlil the morning of Monday, s-.i ! that Iheir alarm appeared in the result 10 be, luit sui-ideii I anil tiuminent, but the counsel of two daya. The giPai I discu.ssion-the great arrangement was liow to breaa I up ihe meeting without reading the Riot Act-Ibe famous I Riol Act. The Couimri for the piostiuliou did nol bring a I single witnrss to prove that it had heeu read-they knew verv well lhat if ihey attempted lo do so the evidence of the individual would have been kicked out of Court. Tory iine-.i- 1 it was never read. I Uitl not put .the question to Hiiltoii, Ire-cause \ knew bis answer would,Ji*ve been ' Ycs^ bang -i ~ ' [.Mr.Justice Bayi.R'V-" Youcanuol kuovv whatbis uiia--trer ; woulil he,-Mr. Huni."J ! " But ihonghl did not put the n�e�'ioo,I got foU enonjl. h from him in tbe cross-examination, that mi such thing hau ' been dune. I made liiiu to ull intents and purposes swear that no Riot Act was read. I asked him, ' t)id either vo . , or any of yuur brutlier Magistraces go furih atwi rautuj--the people that tlieir iiiecliiig was illegal? Did-you g-.-e them any .uolicc before you ili.sjioued ihem? Did vi.ii try to persuade ihrni to destsi from what you Ihouglilm-j-* their object, or make Ibeoi in :uiy w,iy believe that iiit-riidfd 10 drive them away by fjrce;'-' No,' said M.. Huliou. I, conlinued Mv^ Hum, knew lhat the Uiut Atl was � notice-iliat it wira a procUniatioii tu li-.*. ppople, I put my queslioUj^ therefore, so .as to get ji.e ttusws-r without biniieg to'the witness ihe fact i-'waui-ed lo extract from 'him. i knew that no Riot Aet had been from first lo last riad.- Mr. ScarU-lt" knew that, and-faedid nut venture tu ask ibcquFslion. He knew iheiin-pressioH pruduCid in ilie l-loii-uol Commons-by lb�t cireuir-slanre, �ud bow it reveiberaied ibrougbont- l^e Cuuoii; Why not call the Rev.Mr- Elitelttone? Diil not tte Learned tieiiileouu koow'tbat Mr. Etbrlstoiie.senl. tp a messnit it-i: Biol A-�l? - He sent iu the messsgp, bui-Jie cuitlxliiat da..: go hrliire a Jury and smear lo, lliesvfa.ei.i.'iWhere were Mr. Trafforil, Mr, Taltoir,- Mr.;H�y,'Mr,fNutriai .Coloi..S iFlete6�ir, CoWotl li'Eiiiengtjtiiud �H i�li.�t*et jeotb-n-r^ ;

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