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British Press (Newspaper) - April 14, 1820, London, Middlesex Number 5415. -4- LONDON, FRIDAY* APRIL 14, 1820. Price 7d. THEATRB.ROYAL, DnUItrJcANB. HIS EVENING, FKIUAY/Ai.r.l U, liis Majesty's Sei-ratils will perform Ihd Comedy'of' THE HVPOCRHB. lli.rlor-Canlwell, Mf. l)i>�lun ; Col. I.iinildTl, Jlr. Ppn-t.v, Dariilcy. Mr. Hull�ii'l; SimvhimI, .Mr. Hariiard ; l\raw. �-,irin,'Mr. O.vbcrry. Cliii liitin, Mit. F.Mwiii; ('>lil l-a>ly I.smberl, Mrs. Hirlowe; Yoiiiij; Lady Lambert, Mts. Orgor. Tu wliicli will be addedj 6lh time, a Broad Farcical Paiito-mimical Drama, in two actti, entitled SHAKSPEAKE P'/iKSUS HAllLEQUIN. Harlequin, Mr. Harley ; Corjioral Baiince, Mr. Duwion ; Gascunade, Mr. Ualtie; Joe Snip, Mr. Munden ; Ahraliam, Mr. Knight; Simon, Mr. Oxberry; For?e, Mr.UluRsell; Taffy, Mr. Hughes; Mercury, Mr. T. Cooke; First Justice, Mr. Butler. Mrs. Snip, Mrs. Harluwe; Dolly Snip, Ma-dame Vestris; Sukey Chitterlin, Miss Povry. The Doors will be opened at Half-past Sixo'Ctock; the Ferfurmaiice will commence precisely at Seven. Boxes 78.;^ Second Price 3s. 6d:-Pit Ss. 6.1.; Second Price 2�.-Lower Gallery 2s.;' Si;cund Price Is.-L'pper Gallery Second Price 6
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Tick�>t� (l/.each) may be had To-morrow, and sulisequent days, by applicalipn to the Secretary of Jlie Csnimitlte, at the Tavern, and no more will be issued than the Room can accommodate. GUlLDHALLL, LONDON, Apbil, 12, 1820. THE COMMITTEE for Let.i.iir the City's Lands will meet at Guildhall on TUESDAY, flic 25th day of April Inst, at Twelve o'Clock at Noon, to LET by PUBLIC AUCTION, A Building lease form Years, from Midsummer Day nCKt, of a PIECE of GROUND on the East side of Duke-street, Aldg^te, and ou the West an IBERS and FRIENDS of this SOCIETY, wilUte held at the Freemasons' TaTern, on MONDAY NEXT, i ttiel^fh instant; 7 '---^ WILLIAM LEAKE, Esij. ia the Chair. btevtabds, COTTAGE FOUR UTTrES FRO.V THE ROYAL . 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This day is published, in 4 vols. l2ino. price 22s. DE CLIFFORD; or, Pas^^mu loore powerful than Reason : A Tale. Printed for A. 'K. Newman liinl Co. Leadenhatl.slreet. The following will be pabliabed in a short time: GWELYGORDD; or, the CImM of Sin. By Charles Lucas, A..M, Autlwrof the Idffrual Quixote, &c. 3 �.ls. IRELAND ; or, Memoira of the MonUgue Family : a Novel. 3 vols. THE ONE PODND NOTE ; a Tale of Mid-Lolhiao, and other Tales. -By Francis Lalhom. 3 vols. ' VERY HTRANGB, BUT VERY TRUE; or, the His- giry ofan Old Mau'a Young Wife. Second Edition ; 4 vols, y Francis 'Ltthom. iVEST INDIAN; or, the Brdlher*. ^ vols, ' - THE CRUSAUERS: an Hiflorical Romance. By Louin Sidney Staubope. 5 vuls. ' ' (Concluded from our Paper of Yiiierday.) TUESDAY, APRIL 11. SECOND DAY. � The Court, though crowded this morning, had not to boast of so tlirongrd an audieiiee as were yesterday assembled lo hear the trial of Sir Charles Wolseley. When Ibedefeoce was last night closed, many-were of optuion that the Baronet was acquitted; and we have beard that be was cheered in-conse-queuce of this upiniwu from the Castle to bis luilgings. A few momenta after the arrival of the Learned Judges this mornin?, Mr. Ben yon (Attorney-General for Chester) commenced his reply.--" Gentlemen uf the Jury, I now beg leave lo en. treat your attention while 1 reply-to the observations made b^ the defendants, and offer such comments on the evidence as the nature of my case demand^ ' We must first. Gentlemen, recur lo the charge made against llie defendants, for it has been endeavoured to put a different interpretation on it, from that which it requires; and we shall also have lo consider the legality of one of the counla of the indictment, to which some oljections' have been taken by Ibe Learned Counsel for Sir Charles Wolsdey^ We have alleged, first, ttiat these parties assembled an un. lawful assembly, an assembly calculated to disturb Ibe public |>eace, aud by different means lo excite in the minds of the people a contempt and haired of Ibe Go-vernmeut.and Conslitntioo of the realm as by law establisb-ed. T,his general allegation appears lo nie to contain two offences-first, that of assembling an unlawful assembly; and, secondly, byseditioas words and other meaus inciting: tbe people to cuntempt aud Mtred of the Canititution aa l>y4asr cataiiHalMd. -^liespiBr f��* ^ " 7. endeavoured lo impress it on'^ur minds, that the assembly wAs not unlawful, because not so stated on the record, becaase it did not appear that it was iu terror of the people, and that it was not proved in evidence to have any teodeucy of that nature. Rut it la not because people of nei-ve were not alarmed that it may therefore he pronounced not unlawful. If the numberof people was so great; if they had weapons in their bands; if they were alteaded by such banuers and insignia, as must na-fiirnlly produce terror;-if all this be proved in evidence, then tbe meeting at Stockport was unlawful. If ever there weie a tumultuous assembly, it is that tu which our attention has been attracted yesterday and this day. The Learned Cou n. set fur the Defendants made several allusions to the trial of Mr. Hunt at.iYork, and I dTd not alteiopt lo slop him. But whatever was done at York, the Juries of Chester have nothing whatever to do'with it. Tarn obliged lo the Learned Counsel for bis mention of the case of tbe King and Hunt, Olid I say, if that were a case fur conviction, the one befure us is ten times stronger. Hunt was taken fi-Offi tbe meeting at Manchester before be spbkr. Here, seditious words have been used; this meeting had const, derably more terror in it, and, in short, it has every one concomitant circumstance, with one exception, namely, that here seditiuus words were actually used. If, then, we are to call to mind what was done by others at that meeting, we find the case ten times stronger as to this. Hatvkins, and other learned auHiurilies, have been cited as ta the legality of one of the acts charged in tbe indictment; with that you have nothing lo do. There seems lo me no necessity for dividing tbe case, the facia of it are perfectly clear before you. With respect lo'lbe legality of the meet, ing, one may say it was assembled -under the specious pretext of petitioning for Parliamentary Reform. Parliamentary Reform! I check myself; for though many of these unhappy meetings were assembled under �och apparent motives, the mask was here completely tbroi^n off, and there was no man who beard'of the meeting of Ibe 38tb June, but must know that it had no more to do with petitioning. for Reform than it had with^nyotber.purpo^e that the imagination of man could suggest. ' In this case thedefendants stood together on the busting>-they were each participators io the whole of the proceedings, and if any thing unpleasant lo Sir C. Welseley had occurred, if l^e found he was not in good company, would not he have left them ? He gave his complete assent to whatever was saidJjy -Harrison; and if the laognnge used byUim was aedltiaiiw in ita nature, SirChas. Wolseleywas, in pointof law,ieqitally guilty with the person who uttered it. The meeting was also attended with flags-" Mr. Park here observed that there was no evidence of mure than one flag liaviug been used. Mr. Benyon proceeded-" Well, one flag ia as good ns one hundred. The inscriptions upon it sufficiently prove the objects of the meeting. Crowds attended from distant pUres, and even from different counties, armed with slicks and other offensive weapons. And then.rna it be gravely con-texdedi that such an -assembly were met together for the purpose only of obtaining. Parliamentiry Reform ?' It has been set up, as a justi^cation of this meeting, that every man has a right lo meet for the purpose of petitioning. It has even been said that people may proceed to such meetings with flags and other insignia, provided their object be |>etil�on. But, Gentlemen of the Jury, will you believe that this ig the way to obtain a Repeal of Ibe Cora Laws, if they be objectionable? Aud aa lo all the farrago of Annual Parliaments, Universal Suffrage, and Vote by Ballot, if any man or set of men, were gravely and quietly lo -petition far their adoption, I sKonld lament their fully, while,! pitied their judgments, and should' Ihink they meant nut a reform, but a-ramplele'uverthrbw-and revolution. . For,dependnpon-it, ifever theseiHitigs are granted, this lyill no lunger reinain a ba|�pywunlry,�itb: a mind and balanced constitution, but will become a wild and dangeroui republic. If, however^-there are- persbWa-who think tbattltese things,will proycof ftervice, I.should-find lio fault wiib tbeir quietly astembliiij; to procure them, but 1 do find fanit with those who'atteiid such'meetings on-I hop9, my Lord, you will keep tbe Lcarn-iM lo the truth. ifiirdH-" I with you. Gentlemen of tbe Jury, to take notlniig from rae. If I inadverleiitly sUlc any thing iiiconsiaient with my notes of llieeviileuce, it will be in the power of the;ir.Lordships and yourselves to correct il. It will bp, ho.weve^i^yuurreculjectiun.lliat Harrisondidnoladvise tbe prlitio(ti�ifae House III'Lords ur Coinmons. Then add to thai the bdrrfen. aird llie ' ten thousand walla,* ami ask yourselves if t-am wrong ii,stating,lhat It was~no moreameel-ing fdr tbepiirpoie of |ietilidn than any thing thai theiniagi. naliun of nfaartaa.'^ggest? Now we come to the seditious expressions^' ^t'^^ll got draw your aiteiiliou lo Ihem further than llnrt-^-Yuu recollect the expressious used by Sir C. Wolsriey, relative to the Bastiles; as well atf those of Harrison about Iris ignoraore, whether a man of a pig filleil rtie throne, aa well as the other expressiuna of .contempt of tbe Sovereign, and it will be for you, as men of edm-a-lion and as men of teuse,'to say whether these expressions wpr^ not seditious,and were n'nl used, as the language itself impoiis,^ for tbe purpose iif brtuging-the l^oyal authority iulo contempt.-.The secondrauut charts the defendanta^ ,t(riib,�, ngaqti -eoiiv^ ^Vulnerable either in law or In fact, but m^e out in many difft-rent ways by the evideiice; by what occorred before and at the mreliug, as well as by what was anticipated from the.contemplated meeting at Oldham to be held un a future day. If tbe witnesses ate to be> believed, I shall ilemuustrate a conspiracy. All this. Gentlemen, is to depend-must depend ou Ihe evidence you have heard, and not upon what learned men have said. Mr. Rent-ham, every one admits, is a clever maa, but he- might as well talk of what occurred in China, as of what was going on iu this Court. He. might certainly write i.r comment upon the nature of an indictment, but he could nut know the nature of Ihe facts tu be proved, aud nut knowing this, he was totally incompetent lo form a just oprnion uf the case. It was urged that Sir Charles Wolteiey coold not be made responsible fur what was said or done by any other persons at the ineeting. But let me ask you. Gentlemen, whether he might not, if he disapproved of what was said, liave retired ; and whether his remaining was not an approval of tbe observations used by Harrisan? I give Sir Charles Wolseley .credit fur wishing to preserve peace in the meeting; a regard for their own safety would have prevented them from meeting the constables face lo face. As to tl>e expressions relative to tbe Bastile in France, had Sir Charles gone no further than expressing his satisfaction at its destrnclio'n, I shudld not have oi>-jecled to it, but I object to bis instituting a comparison between that and any gaol in this country. At that time a man could be immured in prjsoi by a leiire de eaeket^ without any opportunity or means of inquiring into orvindi-cating himself from Ihe charge against him; but here it was not in the power even of the King lo commit a man to gaol wilboin leaving him his right of Habeat Corpus- of demanding his trial, or his immediate discbarge. Where, then, is there any similitude between either Ihe prisons or constitution of the two countries ? But I will tell yuu what was meant by the mention of Ihe Bistile. One of the first steps to Ihe French Revolution was the destruction of that establitbmeot. I may be deceived-I may be warpi d in my opinions, but I cannot help urgingj I cannot conceive but that he meant a similar step shuuld lake place 'here. Great as was Ihe evil of Harrison's language, it was ligbt iu ibe scale compared with that of Sir Charles Wolseley. Tbe language of Mr. Burke on Ihe French Revolalioo, was quoted to shew tbe innocence of Ibe expressions of Sir Charles Wolseley; but was there any sioilitude, anj resemjblance between lh$ occasions or Ihe . jijk w^d^^^lJiflfereiit eitpfe�iuii�T�r��; n�ed|!~, ikn is'acconnfable for bis words, aiid if the words of Sir C. Wolseley can bear au innocent interpretation, let the defendants have all tbe advantage of it in a criminal prosecution, i tbink them highly criminal. The evidence on Ihe part of Ihe prosecution has been corrubo-rated by that for Ihe defendants, and under nil the cir-eumslaiices of the case, 1 cannot but feel satisfied that we have dejnonstrated the meeting to have been unlawfully assembled, and that such seditious expressions were made use of as lo bear on tbe first count of the iadictmeol. With regard to Ibat fur conspiracy, I think we have satisfactorily proved it. We have given in evidence a letter of Sir C. Wolseley, where he complains of a letter to Harrison having been delayed ifi its progress. We'bave shewn Ihem to hare been together before Ihe meeting, to have been together on Ihe hustings-Sir C Wolseley, as chairman, taking a - leading part, assenling to all that was. said by Harrison; and we have given you beside a letter from jjar-rison to Bagnaly, who is confined in Chester Cattle, in which he details the numbers who attended, and the general cir. curoitances of the meeting. Could Sir C. Wolseley have come to that meeting, and be, called by arcUioalions lo Ihe Chair without a previous knowledge of what was to be done? But even though he had had no such knowledge, I say that at that meeting they conspired to bring the Government and Constitution of Ihe country into haired and contempt. This of itself, I allege, constitutes a conspiracy. Gentlemen, I need not labour the question further. 1 tbink it is as clearit case as ever was submitted lo a Jury. I beg pardon for detaining_yon so lung. I leave it wholly in your hands, knowing ynu will shew no favour to Ihe Government on the one side, or lo the Defendants on the other. -If you have any reasonable doubt on your minds, give the beurfit of it lo'lbe Defendants. Justice must he done; withuut any consideration as lo the parlies immediately iulerested; and I hop'e you will give such a verdict as will prove satisfactory lo the county of Chester, as well as lo your Own consciences and tbe kingdom at large." The Chief Jijsticb (Mr. Warren), in Kcapilulaling the evidence to the J ury, said, that any meeling or great number of people assembled together, armed iu a warlike man'-ner, was illegal, fur no oue could foresee what might be tbe effect of such assemblies. This was laid down by Hawkins, and with it be concurred. In reading Ibe.evidence of Win-terbolbam, bis Lordship said it would be useless; it would be an idle waste uf time to say Ibat Harrison's expres-uont were not seditious. Tbeir natural import was of that character. It xiia forcibly said by the Attorney. General, commenting on the use of the word Bastile by Sir-Charles Wolseley, that there were no Bastiles in England. And coming from such a man as Sir Charles Wolteiey, it would be for Ihe Jury to decide what conslructiun shuuld be put on them. Tlie Jury would tee there was an evident allusion to there being some prison in England, where men were treated as if io a Baslile. And taking all bis words, it was contended 'they were not seditious; but if they considered the effect such words aa his must have In'il upon an assembly of 5,000 people, hov could they, even iu tbe largest charity, be otiierwise estimated than as seditious ? They bad only .a part of tbe speech spukeii offered in Ihe evidence uf Buwerman, and if there were any thing else said, some oiie un the part of the Defendants would certainly have bten produced. Allhuii'irh Sir Charles Wolseley did not himself put on the cap uf liberty ou tbe flag; he yet suffered it to be done; he assented to il, and doing so was answerable fur any criminality attached to such an act. It would be absurd to suppose tliat Sir Charles Wolseley, a man of fortune, ranki aud family,' would have mounted a scaffuld by some accident. It would ; be trifling with tbe moat ordinary understanding to think he ' there met Harritoii and. Fittop, without some previous un-; derstaiiding that be should have done so. ; Hfirriton heresaiil, it was not given in evidence that any . previous tne^tlnfr had takea place between bim aud Sir Charlta Wolseley. CuKP Justick-He would leave it to tbe^Idry to see irhat Sir Charles Wolseley meanti by the '� fc-reai strogile-" i With whom wa^ it io be? With tyranny and corrupMun; - ' ----the lyranis' "�� � ^ - lion iif R.f .rm ? If for Reform, they suhstitnle rMrvK and revolution; tlieii lliry wonld come mi>re nearly tu the real charac.er of the meaning of the words. In bis vi-" that was the-only meaning that could lie put 0|i earf-d, sanctifi"! by B-isuh- , ;t man who was noiv imprisoned for his crime; it was ci n>e-cialed to the cause uf liberty by Juhnsou, also iinpritt.ned; and it w;i� to becuniegrealer in tlieirauiials than the gli rioiis plain of Waterloo. Couple this with the coolemplnoiis derision which Harrison expressed towards thcptrsou of a Srtvereiijii lo be rrsperted by every gouil and loyal �mI ject. Mr. II.(ttni�ON-.My Lord; the witness first raid l--ugh H-' ship ; but tMere rertainly appeared to me tu be ibis d'rfi< reor y all parlies. Harrison said he did not kiiow wliat sedition meant, but bis words were evideully seditiuus. Sir Charles Wulsehy heard all Ibis- Sir C WoLBELEY-No, my Lord, 1 did not hear thi�, 1 was nut there. Chief Justice-Y�� are right; Gentlemen, Sir C. WiiI.elry was nut there when Harrison said it was almoi-t a duly lu resi>t the GinrerninVul of the cuiinliy, taut -S r Charles put the RisoluliuMS lo the meeting, our of wbii-ii said Ibat Lord Stdmoolh was guilty of high lreason ; unullier was, that a general meeting of dilrgal-s should take place at Oldham, lo consider ilie hr-tt ineaus uf obtaining their rights ; nnulher wa.s, tu make a coiled ion for tbe purpose uf defraying iheexiK-nHes of a profe-. cntiun against his Majesty's .Ministers, ami all this lu an .as. seinbly of 5,000 pt'ople, mauy of them armed with stirk-, which lliey ln-.indislied iu approbation of lh>ni. lie would leave it lu Ihe Jury to deride Ibe meaning of il r Um- rnco"-rageinent, for the protection of those who might tn3|||c in similar pursuits, or be pruspcuteil fur their t*'ditioii. The nm-ment Ihe people heard Ihe soldiers were coming ih>-y hi id up their sticks, wbic^ shewed the use fur which Ihi-y bruuuhc them. They knocked down a police ufiicer in proof of winr they would have dune, and could that be a p<-nr<4b!k meeting when such deeds were done? Sir Cliaih-s |rdd them to stand firm when the mifitary were rri)orted lo b* eomii :, so that he assumed lo himself lo be their leader. If tliey were afraid of the cavalry coming, tlieir meeliucr th**y init.-t have supposed to he illegal; and when they said tluy we k the leading pan, and rxciled tbe people to tumult and the uveriliruw uf ihe Govem-meut. Was the coaletcence of tbe actions and opinions uf Ihe Defendants a matter of iftere accident ? or will ii not ap-piar lUey acted in concert, and, therefore, conspired to �ffn t the must dangerous objects ? lu bis view the second i uuut of the indictment was sufficiently supported. The evi>Ku ut'l(rs_ did not hear certain words, it inigbt su happtn Iirrbrm ftom tliefplace iu which they were situated, ur I'rum the lapse uf uieniory; but tbe use uf seditious expressious was positively sworn to by two witnesses for the Crown. Tliey w> re nuw called upon, firit, to consider if the meeting were an unlawful assembly, and then, if seditiuus sperchrs weie utteied lo excile contempt, lu that rase .Ihe Jury should find a verdict of guilty against both the defendants. And if lliey . concerted a scheme, and used seditiuus rx| ressiuns after, titey should also find them guilly. Gentlemeu, yuu will consider of your verdict. During the progress of llie I.earne
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