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British Press (Newspaper) - March 25, 1820, London, Middlesex 4)ftsr which, ijhe4rP�rit.e^�.rt,JW�a�a THE tAST NIGHT OF PERFDJIMI^G VmiU TIUB} � E�STJE^.HOyP4y8. , ' f HEAtKp-ROYAl, paURY-lU^NE. fQH -tpE BfiNeFIT OF MR. RBJSSEtt, (Sldge Ma�Bgsf,). Tm^y EVENING, SATURDAY, Mwrch �s, will be (Krrorined (fint (im� tbit Seuoo] Vaamaht, and FIrlclier's Gemedy of � RULE A WIFE AND HAVE A WIFE. Ipon, Mr.-Keaii (wlio hk� kiaA\y consebtcil to jjirforni for: Ihii Bentfit.)  ailftoia,' Mr*. H, JplibsU^ (fur ihis uigfili only, brfiijr ttrr iirj|t opiieaVanrt in �iiy'i^eg�hiT^ : 111 the course !ttt�|iti on iHTs^ occaiiinii) win sinp, �*SC�t8*,ha hae wi'Vr^Uieeblei)!'' " Is (hwea Hearrthat never tbvedr-^M^ ltoH:lU,;aOomi<!| SoJig, "The Ud wSh a^Parrptly ftile. lA3Wsjy.s:::A&AiN.^ at homsJ }Ow,jtI�^ND4r�,.iA!>rU3jl83*^iit tb&Tlwitre Royal li>'iiiSS^'^M<'i^iBni PitVate Boxes, to be haiTof Mr: Ste-. ^J^^arf^^hs Slra0d JSiHrtucBj sad at FearmaD'a Library,. h-iqK'ij t . \ ii u; :---s-.-.-_ THE^LAST NIGHT OF PERFORMING TILL THE HOLIDAYS. THEATBE-ltOYAL^COVRNT-GARDEN. THIS EVENING. SATCRDAV, Mwch 26, will be acted Sbakspeare'a COMEDY OF ERRORS, 111 Fire A<<ts-r-witb Songs, Duets, Gl<es, aud Choruses, s�. Iicteil cmSrely from bir Plays, Foenis, and Sonntts. JwiliiKis, Duke of Epbesus, Mr. Egertou; iBgeon, Mr. Chapnisn; Ahtipbolis of Epbesus, Mr. Coiner ; Aniipholis <if SjrmcHse, Mr. Jones; Droqio of Ephesus, Mr. W.Farren ; Drniniuuf-SyracBse,Mr.BlaOtrhard; Angela,Mr.Claremont; D<ic� 8e���A Kiee la.o-Vppei' <aallery Is.-Second Price 6d. A Private Box may be had for the aeaton, or nightly, of Mr. Brandon, at the Box office. On Easier Mooday will be performed a new Pantomime, rallrd Harlequin and Cinderella, or, The Little Glass Slipper^ Ou Moiiilny and Thursday in Easier week, the new musical Drama of The Antiquary. < )ii Tuesday and Friday, Sbakapeare's Comedy 'of Errors. Ou Wednesday aad Saturday, Ivanhoe, or The Knight Tciovlar. ALL IN ONE LOTTERY. ? .(.l9. Among the ��uiy noeel orrani/emciiilj introduceil into this Schemej that which is most interesting of present is THE 1�RELIMlNARy DRAWING Which is to take place on the Iltb of April, when the 2,000 Prizes of 301. will' be decided' by altaciiio|; pil� of tben^ to . rrery tenth JVuntJirer'tbroughout the whole Lottery, without d'ciiliiit; ihelr fate any further, as tboiieTickets tha) may be ihiw euiided to 3(K. and those that are not, will all be drawn in the usual way, on one of Ihe four following J)Bys, viz. THURSDAY, 27ih APRIL, THURSDAY, IStb MAY, THURSDAY, IsfJUlJfE, FRIDAY, 23d JUNE. *�* This i� held out as an inducement to itu^jeAo/s earlg.. Tickets and 8bar^,ve nqw.qF!,Sa)|e at,\^EJ3B<S,Iior;biaa�!. Office, No. �, CoroWli,, wbeVe Scbeimu (BXpJawjing Ihe ;} niode orDrawinK,'wit^ liie Nl<mbei:s.,(iif the ^Tisqlt^tA to .be l'"i into the WteeV.all'PSrW'. ----- FOR THE DESTITUTE, HACKNET ROAD AND HOXTON. .aiSPrMOilROW MORNING, SUNDAY, M. March 26, 1830, a SERMON will be prcacM AtSl. Qeoieer��h!tpel, AlbetiiiBrle.�treet, Piccadilly, by tije Rev, JAMES BLENKARNE^A^M. Vicar of Si. Heleu's, Bishops. ^eatMXreet; Gbaplaio of iGny's Hospital; Lecturer of St. ^S^i�e's,'3fi(iifl^NWf (Hrd Chaplain io his Grace the Dul:e :�f Qlsftoa.'-AfWwhicfa a Collection will be aiade in aid �of-^tkeiFunri^of thisextensive aad usefut Idstitutiop. -, ^ DSifioe Service Will begin atn Ouarter past Eleven -;: W;!Bj n Taverni'-BlBtropsgale-slfe^t, an Tfanrsday the 'iTth .-tof Afrilf IStO^ bis Royal Highness the Dojce Of York, Pre. ^d�Mr ipJiw-Giiait'. - � � ' ROBERT CROSBV, jSqe. . FIRE. IN GRACECHURCH-STREET. YE and BALNE, Printers, return iheir grateful ackaowieilgments to their Friends and Neigh, hours for their kind and active exertions during the alarm, iiig^ Fire on their premises on Thnrsdoy Evening; anil they also feel particularly obliged to those Gentlemen in Ibe pro. f'cssion who have so liberally tendered their assistance on this unfortunate occaUou. GENERAL �tS^TION. TO THE WORTHY ANJ3|li||fePESDENT ELECTORS OF, W.^a|||P^STER. TaOUGH my O., derable, (be promlste* Tvl yet retnainr unpolled, cad ai bodn. Tke Poll wFRbe � , nd>1ikt�oever maybe the _ have ioife tnydrit jr in havin{^ protniwii ffletiUrdteai^oppbi atidin inving aiFbrded^^ttmple: else that Right at SuflTrvye ^ ifaeae, <llow to tieiloriD'nit <ri f have (he'Btfiibdr Your inpsi Whitehall, Saturday Moritiag.!^^, ' -Majority i� conoi-s ret^lverf, and which I niajority in a few I the latest moment, 'rtie Cobtest, 1'sliall " ('to. every bnp who has r fulfilling bis pledge, ifljiyery Elector to exer-l^sin ran, in times li^e bach. ;'*43.ibtlelnenf mt'Iiiiiiible Servant, G. LAMB. TliU day is pubtisheilf elegantly printed in a pocket volume^ price 6s. 6d. in buard?, no WARD; or, the PURSUIT of J HAPPINESS. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Strand; and W. Blackwood, Edinburgh. This day are published, in one volume octavo, price 9b. in boards, HTGINAL MISCELLANIES, in Prose and Verse. By JOHN LAURENS BICKNELL, F.A.S. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Strand ; and W. Btackwuml, Edinburgh. o This day is published, in eleven volumcfl d^y octavo, price lOs, 6d. each, OR.aE H0.V]ILET1C^ ; or. Discourses (in the Form of Skeletons) upon the Whole Scriptures. By the Rev. C. SIMEON, M-A. Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Strand; Hatchard and Son, Piccadilly; Deigliton and Sons, and Nicholson, Cambridge; Parker, Oxford; Blackwood, Edinburgh; and Cumming, Dublin. N.B.-Six Volumes are ready for delivery now ; the other five, it is hoped, will be ready ou the 1st of May. Lamb........i-^sit.r.i'- 4.211 ^.i,Burdett * i ; 6,073 . ��a*�Mi8e,i...SapiifeVi. 4,65S day is published, price 2s. ATt^EA;!TISE GO the PlUCTlCAJ. ME(INS o�F;MPLO,)yNiB the POOR jn CitUlvatiM �B3|tfa�,fajtfla��'S^RTICLJBs of BRITISH GROiVTH, in lieu of Foreign Materials, as pr�ctised in tht Royal School of Economy, in London; also, A Plan for forming-Cuunly Asylums fur the lii^ut^trious, as cumtnuuicated to the Author by his lale Royal Highness Edward, Duke of Kent andStralherne. By WILLIAM SALISBURY. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Strand ; and sold at Ihe School of Economy, Duke-slrect, LincolnVInn. field.. This day is puhlished, price 2s. ATRIBUTE totheMEMOKV of GEORGE the THIRD. TWO SEIIMONS preached at Shef. field, on Filiniary lOlh, 1S20, being Ihe Day appuiuled for Ibe Interment of our late Most Gracious Sovereign. By Ihe R.'v. THOUAS COTTERILL, A.M. Perpetual Curate nf SI. P^iul's, Sheifield, and late Fellow of St.John's College, Canibridse. Published by particular dtsire. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Daviea, in Ihe .Sirand; and Sold also by Hatchard, Piccadilly; au<l Seeley, Fleel-street., Of whom may also be had. FAMILY PRAYER.S, composed principally in Expressions taken from the Holy .Scriptures, and from the Esla-blished Services of Ihe Church of England. Fourth Edition, price 78. boiiFd�. This day is published, handsomely printed in 10 vols, octavo, price bl. 5s. in hoards, THE HISTORY of GREECE, from the earliest Accounts to the Dralh of Alexauder the Great. By WILLIAM WITFORU, Esq, The Niiild aud Tenth Volumes, comprehending the Ihe Great, are sold separately, entire Reign of Alexander price 1/. Is. in boards. Vriiited for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Straud; and W. Blackwood, Edinburgh. Of whom may also be had. The same Work, haudtouiely printed in b volumes 4to. price 8/. tts. ill boards, AN INQUIRY into Ihe PRINCIPLES of HARMONY in LANGUAGE, and nl llie MECHANIS.M of VERSE, Modern and Aucient. Second Edition, by Ilie same Author, 8vu. pi ice 75. 6d. in boards. npHE Votern in the in)'er^lt Ibf the ffonourable JL GEORGE LAMB ari-niMl^rcspectfully informed, that CARRIAGES for Ibeir jcotttfeyaoce lo the Poll are siationed at the following Placfs^ Orange Co0ee.housr, Hayinarket. Cross's Livery Stables, Wbitcomb-street. Bryant's Utery Slableii, ^aymarket, Piccadilly end. York-street, St. James's a()uare. Si. Anne's Coffee-house,. Dean-alreet, Soho. The Bell, Lricester-slreei, Leicester.squave, Angel Iiio, St. C/emeiit's. Mr. Dickson's Li.yery Stables, Crown-yard, Drury-lane. Swan Tavern, Bridge-slreel, White Horse, Pimlico. No. 16S, New Bond-street. The Polling THIS DAY,.^ATURDAY (THE LAST), will CLOSE at THR^E O'CLOCK precisely. A FREE ANO UNDISTURBED PASSAGE to and from Ihe HUSTINGS will be kept OPEN during the remainder of tlie Election,' under the superintendance of the Police and Parish Constables, who will be in constant attendance. W. A. MILES, Secretary. TO THE GENTLEMEN, CLERGY, AND FREEHOLDERS OF THE COUNf Y OF MIDDLESEX. Gentlckkn, THE conficlence which I expressed on Tuesday from llie hustings, that a continuance of your exertions in my behalf crowned, with snccess, is "alreiiglhened by ray iucreaaed majority on this day's poll, A loo prevalent osinioh of aecorily on Ihe part of my friends, induced many of Ihfcm lo abstain from voting during the three first days of the Election; but the advantage I have progressively obtained, and Ihe great number of pro-raises which yet remain unpolled, fully justify me in relying on the ultimate triumpli of our cause, whicb is the cause of our country. I repeat that I yield to no man in firm attachment to Civil and Religious Liberty, blended as it immutably is with our admirable Constitution ; and I'dctrlare myself, in thit trueat aenie of llie w�)fda, ^fcc Friend of Ihe People, for tlie rause of the people jaaj^nier be separtue^ from lbs Acting on these principles in. ibe conscientious discharge of my public duly, I have, to the almost I'f my power, resisted Ibe progress of sedition and blasphemy ; I have supported those aaeasures which subsequent events prove lo have been indispensably necessary for the preservation of the ConstitutioH; and in the anxious promoliou of all real and prartical ianprovemeqt in our Laws aud Institutions, I have uniformly opposed all vague, visionary, and dangerous pro. jccis of Reform. It has been my cooatant endeavour, during the last fourteen yeara that 1 have been your .Representative, faithfully, acaluusly, and diligently to proinat�.your local interests, by dvvoting my persooal attentioB to Ihe arduous ,ind important duties of Ibis metropolitan County. As a coalition evidently appears lo have been funned against me, I feel it imperative to urge yoar iianoediateaitd active efforts ia my behalf, and your early attcadance'at tlie poll. 1 have the honour to-be, Your faithful and obliged Servant, W1LLIA.M MELLISH. BusU-biU Park, March 24,1820. ITATB OW YEtTEABAT'a poix. Mellish .................,.......... 358 Byug.............................. Whithread...............,......... state or this '0AT'� poll. Mellish.......................... By"s....................i......... Whithread................�.......... Majority of Ihe last two days, 105. total statb or �.h� poll. Mellish ................_..........2,237 Byug...............................3,020 Whiibread .............,..........2,508 The Committee for conduclibg'IVie Re-election of Mr. Mellish bfg leave to assure titfr-Gentlemen Freelmldprs, that, by Ihe excellent arraugcmeiik msda by the 8lieriff�, free and uninterrupted acceu JsJafiOTdcd to the Hustings. .�558 306 250 252 197 BURNS'S WORKS. New and improved Edition, edited by his Biolher, Mr. GILBERT BURN. Tbi� day are pohlistd, haiidsoniety printed in fiMir �ol�. 8vo. with a new Portrait and Faf-simile of the Author's Writ* iitg, price 1/. 16s. iji boards, the ELghlh Edition of fjpHE WORKS of ROBERT BURNS; with i nn Account of his Life, and a Crilidsm on hia Writings; and some Oliservations on the Character aud Con. ditioii of the Sopttisli Peasantry. By JAMES CURRIE, M.D. F.R.S. To which ti-e nmv first added, wme furthir parti^riilars of the Author's Life; some new Notes illustrative uf his Puems and Letters, and many other .idditioiis. By Gilbert B.nriis, the Author's Brother. Printed for T. Cadell and W."Davies, Strand; and A. Constable and Co. Manners aud Miller, W, Blackwood, Fair/bairn and Anderson, A. Black, W. and C. Tail, at Edinburgh ; and G. C^ark, at Alierdeen. Of whom may also may had, 1. The RELiaUES of ROBERT BURNS; consisjiug chiefly of Oriffinal Letters, Poems, and Critical Ohser.valjonn ou Scottish Songs, collected and p(ibli�hie4 hy^ R. H. Cromek. In one volume, uniform with tl^ Work*. Price 10�i tid. in boards. i 2. The POETICAL WORKS of ROBERT BWRNS, including the Pieces in his Correspqn.dence aud. Reliques; the.dstermimble 1 with bis Songs aud Fr.^gments, Tq which is pixpxjeiV,, nreheHd thitma.oy,rf4|i!PGentlemen Freeholders have nut bSen canvassed', or appVird to by the District Committers, beg to apolngiae for such neglrot, and h'>pe it will be ascribed lo the only csiise, nainiety, tile ioronect slate of the Lists. - � The Corotnittee beg leave to return tjieir best thanks to the Freeholders who have already Ayoured Mr. Mellish iviih the promise uf lli�ir support, anil ablicit their early atleiid-anre at (be Poll. ''. ' ' Bishopsgate-atreet, March 24,'i820. District Committee* are sitting in the following places:- London Coffee-hiiuse, Ludgale-bill; Crown Tavern, Cleik-euwell Green; Ship Tavern, ^osbury-plaee; .^tar and Garter, IslingtonC>j-een ; Angel, iau. Strand; Percy Oiffi^e-h0H8e,Rallibu!ie.placei WhileHBrl, Holborn ;Strairord Cof-fee-hou�c,.Oxford-8treet;,Gioucestrr.C"flfee-hiiuse, Piccadilly; Holmes's Hold, Parli�lneut-slre�^; NewExchange Coffee, house. Strand; Golden ,Eagle,= Mile End; Crown and Aiigel, Whilecbapcl; Narrow-strcel, Limehuus*.; 44, Wf II-cloacrsquare ; Alarquia of Wellii�Stan, Shoredilcli ; Green Man, Bethnal-green. ; Don. Sojlero's Tavern, Chelsea; Catherine Wheel, Borough j- aad Cocfc and Lion, Ejst Suiilbfield. nriHE grandest Lottery ey�f kt�o.wii f..- �40,000 Jl additional Prize Moneyov^ncotirneemanl. to early PjjKxJmsera. TJ�e *,t|0�! Tij:k*J�V'^'saKciilBd IJth of April, Ki^t^tliiU to aOI. eaiii,. over �uid.�bo�!e-whatewvr' i'tiee they may Iw-TlO^OBit^l.lftwen- UicludiBi}' F��or of 30,000/; Two pf 20,000/,. T�apf.M;!aByiiei!gl�ill�>.^ Tickeia and: Sliarea for .UiieiTaiiWwiijrbud! Lottery are ac.lljug by EYTON.Stocfc ftrokeB* a�f hia-old and lucky , Oiiiiji'j.a, CurnliUJap.d Lai�lJ�r�l>�l?*e�i-whose all BusinaCT.j ifl' the Pi-.^iic Fonda i� Iransactcii .with fidelity aud dispatch. TRIAL OF Sill FRANCIS BURDETT. LEICESTER ASSIZES, V Thuusd-at, March 23, .ib-iO, THE KINO V. 8lB FRANCIS BUADSTT, As early as seven o'ttodc the people gatbored inconaidera. ble quaiitities before Ihe entrance of the Coart.liou�e> The ' greater partof Ihe cointiany consisted of well-tlrened temales. About half-past seven they were allowed to enter part uf the Hall. 'I'he Cuurt4>aase bas very little convenience for a thronged auditory. The greatest iocporeuience of course prevailed in disposing of the multit.title, wtiich crowded � to. ThrousI) ifae pi^liteness of Mr. Baiqbrjdge, the Vnder-. Sheriff, Ihe gentlemen of the press were accamraedaled with seals nearest the Counsel's table on the Jiorlh tide of the hall. The company, dii>posed in irregular clnatera, having filled every lennbJe situation about Ihe.floor, and lbs different galleries and staircases of the (!uurt, made on a^ipear-anee iincominouly interesting. A more eager and cruwded aaserablaee is selt\pin witoesaed, eveit in the' Metriipiilis. The weather,'with a,very slight exception of atMut two .hourao^.rain, Iia^ bw-o B,|iilj(>rji�l)i�ri<btiiM?<l '<� previous dayi qf this week. Sir F.'Bur3ett� ilfhfiteiiS^baA excited all Ibe eagerness which we have been describing, was out with Ihe liuands every day until this, the morniiig-ofhi.s trial. At 15 minutes past 0 a loud shout from without announced Ihe arrival of Sir Francis, who immediately entered the C ,were era-pan iielled and swQrn- Henry Green, Esq. Edward Farnham, Esq. Thomas Wright, Esq. Val. Green, Esq. Jamea Pickering Ord, Esq. John Adams, Esq. John Haycock, Esq. Clement Winstanley, Esq. Henry David Coiman, Eaq. Francis Forrester, Esq. F. W. Wollaslon, Eaq. John Goodacre, Esq. The Court was iulerrupted for a few minutes, while his Lordship received some bills from Ihe Grand Jury, and di>-cbaj geil them from attendance. Mr. Balguay opened the pleadings, and staled that this was an iuformaliou against Sir Fraurii Burdelt, charging him that he, beluga sediliooa and evildisposed person, did publish, or cause lo be published, a certain liliel, purporting to be a letter addressul to a person in AVesIminster, whicb letter wag intended to bring the Government into hatred aod contempt among his Majesty's snhjt-cis, and especially the soldiers ; and lo make it be believed, that Ihe latter had cut down and inluimanly maimed, and so forth, certain of hia Majesty's subjects, said to have hern peaceably and legally assembled at Haucbestrr, an the 16tli of August last. Tlie letter io question was as follows:- Geoileiaea-nOn resdiiif tbe newspapeirt diis roaniilig, having arrived late yeslerday eveniug, I'<�a4 filled with shame, grief, and iodignaliiiu, at the account of the blood spilt at Manchester. This tlten is llie answer uf tbe borough-mongers to the prlitiouing people! This i d,.GraciouBGod! wonten too, disfifui'ed, raaiinoi, cut down, and trampled upon by diagouua!-Is this Encland? This a'Christian land? a land of iVeedum ? Can such things be, ami pass by us like a summer cloud, unheeded? Forbid it every drop of Euglisli bbiud in every vein that does not proclaim its owner bustard ? Will tbe geatleinen of Eiig-laod support or wink at aoch proceedings? They have a great slake in tbe country-Ibey bold great estates, and they are bo.uiid in duty anil in honour to consider them as retaining fees on the part of tbejr country lor upholding its rights aud liberties. Sorely Ihry will at length awake, and fiud they have dutiea to perform besides fattening bullocks and planting cabbages. They never can stand tamely by, as lookers-on, while bloody Neros rip open their mothers' wombs ! They must joi Your most obedient Servaiii, � F. BURDETT. " Kirhy Park, Augutl-n, 1819." Serjeant V.weuAN then rose, in obedience, as he said, to his duly, as Counsel for the Grown, on au information which had been filed by his Majesty's Attorney-General. Consideriui; with whom the grave accusation of the present iuformaliou bad originated, ho was not surprised at Ihe. anxii'iy which the trial hud excited. The first Law Officer uMhc Crou'u had thought Qt lo bring before a Jury, fur an . art uf liigh sedition, a' Gentleman of high fortune, of. ancii'Dt faiiiily, of coiisiijerable political impostaitce, end . one who was at present a candidate for the Kepreseolation of one nf the Chief aud moat popaloits citiea in tbe empire. -*lf tiiB cause he had undertaken had required ingenions Ifgr.i expositiow, or great subtlety of arzument. he would havertgreiled Kia bilj ' argument, be would ^ , , "J? �M Ijeing appointed to coQdnet it in the absence of professional persona of superior talents Bnflu hm inind-he had a straight forward, course la pursue 1 hfr^riiry bad. a plaiii add easy duty )o diacbargie. There' were only two cousiderations. First, was SirF.iBwrdelt lUe authur^f the letter r �eeb*�^,'VMd it 6eii- tl� .aitioo. and uiicousiituiionalchiHiifitwchargeaintbeiurorwaliou? These were the oriy points fi>r.Jlii|t,iur; lo decide. Ai: to i he fir(ii, be supposes tlicre w��M[-,SeiiWo question upon n.- beiween the Ctomti linA tA^t^JM^tal. The iiMlirrs. �uirJ> had before io4lited1lft^^#iHnt it,:i>Da}d m�3t.probaliJyi�ir� any Ironbleiii .j�tiTit5C�taC,IW*�en*. � IfJtg^etsfllllwriiiBiSd-be any iit^timm^Simt^ wri,Ut�|PW!tMP�l^�tKt�Ot>ia be fully piti^l^Atm. t<ie.�iu|tiI�^JNiii�-t1nni be of upiototf^t^^^ye be�ii :��re<(iM�e(l<^%(K{4ie Irw of libel, fli�y:'Sa4Vt�een {\^tiyipaA;k�m''hdv!V*n P"� �' rest. .AML.ifi*. jury now':lMtin);:4ittt' power to deridi ,mi;i�d as the rule of'law respecting the case, aod lie had ii<i f.-nr uf hearing that opinion rejected by the Bench. As liie jects,aji(] especiitly il!> sohtiers, 11 would be necessary that the allegation should be proved i i each of its bearings, and the Jury oug/itto be salislird ihtt >t did relate ill ti�e manner alleged lo tbe Governini-i:!; the soldiers, and the subjects. As to mplivet. iu ras#a wh ttb^l w'*^ a Letter to tbe Electors of Westminster on the iniusarliuiis at .Manchester on the 16th uf Angual last. Those irii.s. actions were under considrration in another Court ni very instant. Hedid not wish tostart any c.iUiilera! q:te?tiMn. It was nothing to the present case whether I he. iiir� tiiisof M-m-cbeslcr were legal or illegal; but he would taki; the libeii.v lo say that the meeting was absolutely illegal. The ri);Ut of subjects to petition was unquestionable; it was the liiu^-righl of Englishmen; and if any curtailment uf this shoo 1:1 take place, it must be attributed to those nliu^lrd uu exercising it contrary to tbe interests, and In ihe iiaminf-t danger of the existence of olher rights. Suili an fxenise of the right of petitioning threatening the riiihls of liorriy, of property, or of any other natural and coniiuoii tij;tv!s made the assembly so exercising it an illegal assemliSy.- It was not necessary, however, to establish ihnl pn'po-sition on the present occasion. Had Ihe merting brrii legal, and the soldiers committed the woiSt.excesses, it was not for any persons lo write do�it comments before the accused parlii-s should be brought to trial. W i� not Ihe letter a libel on the Goveromeut andsoldiriy? By "shame, grief, and iudignatiun," the author must h.ive ireant that he felt shame aud indignation a;;niii9l Ihe government and its authorities, and grief for the supposed sufferers. Supposing such lo be the author's own tcl-iags, could there be any doubt that it was his iiilfn-tion to awaken Ihe same feelings io Ibuse whom lie addressed? It w.-is possible that lie mighl roisinlcrprrt the Baronet's meaning. He (Sir Francis) defended himself, aud well indeed might lie trust in his own powers of understanding for such a purpose. He would therefore inform tln-m what Ibey ought to considri'as Ihe correct iiili ei�g used by way of rrfleclion on the Giivernm'"iil. Bo-rougbmongering must mean a trading, a buying and nelliug with boraughmonjccrlqg, e^ept by this sopposiiivn ? The petitions of the people must beaddresseil to the Houses of Parliament. What Ci/ meant by the allusion to Parli:i-mentary Reform, but to connect it with boruushmongerin^ ? The imputation of that part of the libel was clearly, that The Gnveroment had obtained a particular degree ni power and influence by trading in boroughs. The Learned Coiintc! prr. sumed that the allusion also lo standing armii-s, iu time uf peace, must be meant lo cast ediunt on Ihe Governmfiil f..r keeping up gjich an army. He did not object to the jealousy of Ihe CoostilMtiou respecting standing nrmies- it was a prevailing and honourable principle uf the Constittitiun. It was by reason of this jealousy that the iMnOny Bill �as obliged to be passed from year lo year, iu tlif mftinier lu which that Act was annnally renewed, Uiii licrf w.s an imputation that Ihe Goveroment had ina t matter with the Jury. They were not iben trying the i.ieriii of British soliliers, but he should have euppusrd that their gallantry abroad ought to have shielded them from ruliminy at home. It ralher belonged to cowards than lo such limve men to be cruel. Another passage of Ihe letttT asked, � Is this England?" Jtc. They must all know tlwt an iut.r-rogatory was frequently put as strongly as aik aflirniaiire could possibly be. Tbe inference then woold be, " is not England, but a savage, slavish country, uhere the sun of liberty has for ever set." Again, " can siich'lliiiiifa bf." Jw. What was this but Ihe language uf exciie'meni ? .Suppose the massacre to have been real, with all liie wuuiidioss and other disastrous events reported lo have |;�kcu pl-icf, what would ha�e been their feelings ? Wonl.l ihry not have said, " Upon my word this is more than r.nglisi'men ought to bear." This was obviously exoitinir tbe Hiind. of the persons addressrtl lo oppn.Mtioii to llie UwvFrii-roenl. As to the reproof nf ihe cniHUry ?<nliriiifo, who, like the Jury, perhaps, disliking the strni;ifI'--� "* political life, were said tu s|iend their lime lu fa!liiii�� cnilU-, and planting cabbagps, he would make ilo rcniurk tipriri it. Men had different tastes which each had a i-i-^tii lo itifln.lgi-. He had heard, indred, that tin- man wlio tontd innke i�o cabbages grow where one InU grown hi f-ire, W8?i abe-iefar-toi lo his cuUnlry. " Rluudy Neroi-s," &c. Who cmi',.! be intended by this term? Jt must be nic-inl to he b\i-plied to the Goveruineiil. Hie (lassage iiuineilialeLv following assumerl thai (he reign of terror and blood had commenced. This lakt-n as a w-hole, iiiuaI tntvc bcfii intended for excitement. It could not be done in siroiigir terms. He qeed not say that there couUl be uo lite, ral meaning to the allusion to Nero, who was said to hare-ripped open his own mother. But could any one dmihl that there was an intenliun of excitement acainst liie Government, by this allusiun to the most hateful act of liii-most baleful reign ever known in the world, and liir ronipaniou attempted between it and tbe deeds of the. D,'iti�.u <i r vernmeul ? The letter went ou to,dived ilie ulii^ug of a public meeting to inquire into the �ironm-.|.iin;�b Iffore described. No one wouldsay that public mcHiinKs were the proper places for such a discussion. If th� nieetinif^were legal and tbe soldiei-s had committed the vildt-sl anri nio^t brittal excesses, waa there no law to punish tliemj? ConUi they not be procecnied in a legal manner? In snch a casa a man could not be permitted to write down ih-- vyualionsi uf the accused, but was hound himself to turn piiljhc uc-Guser aud prosecute tbe parties. A mcetinK was cilied in consequence of Ihe letter, inflammatory iisul.iiion-i were, passed oa the conduct- of men whic'u o i(;hr m any case to have been aubntiti^il lo a Jiiry to iii icr-mine ita legality. There was nixt a tnijimsiiiou mat the meeting to be called.wuuid be �nbj�rv vo .v^iv>fi)\i-tion ^y military violence. .What wits iltia but in asi^umr u at the country was uoder martial law? DirJ noi iJtis ir�d tu excite sedition? There were only two ways of interpreting it, "Jhe inference must be Ihot aoy person orunnjbfr "f peraoiis, however peaceably.and usefuHy smpjoyrd in ih" callings of ii{;,}�!ere.subject to beiiHermpleil-by Ihetrrtojis, -or else it must mean that which would he much more wirkt ti ltd seditious, tbat the people ought to meet accoidiiig to

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