British Press, June 28, 1820

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June 28, 1820

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British Press (Newspaper) - June 28, 1820, London, Middlesex Number 5479. LONDON, WEDNESdm JUNE 28, 1820. '^hf Vniiinj; this Tliealre^liia Eveiiiiigr, and palrooiziog the rullowiiie Emeriahimoiils. rUEATKR.ROYAh. nnxJUY-hAVK, THIS FVENING.WEDNESDAy, J.me 28, liis Wajesl-y'H Servants will perform the Comedy of WILD OATS; OR, THE STiM>LUNG GENTLEMEN. WrGeorirc Thuiiilrr, Mr. Dnwlon ; Rover, Mr. Etliston ; Uariy TtimuWr, Mr I'enlfy; Ba�ks, Mr. Powell; Ji.iili Dory, Mr. Gallif, hnrnifr G;iinniiiii, Mr. Meredith ; JUmp, Mr. Keeify, Epliraim .Sinoiiili, Mr. Mnnilen; Sim, Mr. Knight, l-aiy Amnraiilli, .Mrs. W. West; AmflU, Mrs. Kuight; Janr, Mrs. ()r?od checked and striped Sarsuets, 2*. !)d. per yard; llifbist Italian Gauzes, 2s. 8d. peryard; and as A. S. sella entirely for Realty Money, all the above Fashionable Silks �re told equally cheap.-No Patterns cut. liciifurd House, No. 11, Henrietta-street, Covenl-Gardeu. N.B.-All immense stock of the most .-lupeib India Imi-tati'.;ii Scarfs and Shawls, from Twu tu Twenty Guineas tacj. niHE LAST iinrl ONLY DAY WEDNES- X DAY, July 12, when the Lottery finishfR, and ALL FOUR PRIZES Of �.30,000 Bisides 58 other CAPITALS, .Money and Consols, MUST BE DRAWN. HAZARD and CO. Conimctnrs. 93, Uoyal Exchange Gate;!2S, Cjinhill ; and .324, Oxford-ireel, Loudon; where Warranted Undrawn Tickets and Shari's aic sclliug; also at all their Aseiils in the Country. HAZARD and Co. Shared and Sold in a recent Lottery, ALL THE PRIZJSS of 30,000!!! and in the present I.ot-tfiv, No. 2,313, a Prize of 10,000/.Cousols, besides NINE OTHER CAPITALS. 50 PRINTERS, TVI'E-FOUNDERS, PRESS^JOINERS, AND (JTHER.S. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, Type, Presses, and Printing MBtrriola, by Messrs. MUNN and CURTIS, on the Premises, Newcaslle.streel, Strand, on WEDNESDAY, .Inly l-i, 1820, ut Eleven o'clock, by direction of the Assignees of Messrs. Hay and Turner. THE vnlunbie Printing Material include two capital .Stanhope Presses and nppentlages, a Double-iTuKi I Pre.M, two Demy Pies-vcs, a Book Press, a Culling I'riss and PInujh, five stonl Imposing Siuu�s, with Deal ''lanils, Iron Tables and Rollers, whole and half Frames, ('li^iKts, Gnlliec, Racks, Lye and Welling Troughs, and Villous other etfecls ; logeih-r with an extensive aasurlmeot Letter in excellent condition. .Miiy he viewed two days previous to the sale, and Cata-liiaii. s had at the Jamaira Cuffee-hoose, Cornhill; of Messrs. Miiiiii an;i Curtis, Wallirook, near the Royal Exchange ; and u.i il,. I'rpinites. ^liwMATlC SPIKII^ oFv/NEGAR.-Tlris "freeably perfoine'd Liquor (the uiigiiial invention of Ml. Henry), which is of well-known efficacy in relieving 1 ""Uieiij and hrad-arbe, and in counterncting the effects of ivrriicui,-,!, rinse, or infected air, coutiuues to be prepared, '�I ihr grenlrst pprffeclioD, by Messrs. THOS. and W.M. HIMIY, MANUFACTURING CHEMISTS, MANCHES. ''I-K It is sold in London, wholesale and retail, by Messrs. I'AYLEY and BLEW, Perfumers, Cockspnr-ktreel ; and Klail, price 2b. Od. by one or more Ageuls in every principal �uoii; but it iaitoot be genuine, unless the uames of the "buve Preparers are engiaved on the Goveriiment Stamp, *'>i'h is fixed uwr tlie cork of each bottle. Projier Sjjouge "��ei are sold by Bayley and Blew, as usuiil. As ebure may also far ftarf. ���healicaifi} by a similar Stamp, HENRY'S CALCINED KIAGNEStA, in botllea at la. 9d, or with (lau itoppen al 4(. 64. ; COUNTY FiKE OFFICE, REGENT-STREET, LONDON. TRUSTEES, The Duke Of ^ORFOLK, The Duke of RUTLAND, The Marouta of BUCKINGHA>f. The Marquis of NORTHA.MPTON, &c &c. &c. And SIXIY.DIRECTORS. MANAOIl J. T. BARBF.R BEAUMOiST, Esq. F.A.S. PERSONS wliiv ci.iHiimr ui.uird in t\vi� Office Seven Years whether upon a Septennial or Annual Poliry, share the Piofita equally with theOiigiual Members, according to their resp-rlive Coutribniious. A permanent surplus Capital of 400,000/. has been subscribed by the Original Members, and they alone are responsible; hence those wlni now desire to innnre are effectually secured againfit that uncertainly and unlimited responsibility which hare been au severely felt in duciety upon (be Contribulionahip or Union principle. Returns to the amount of 20,0001. hnve been paid within the Six last Years, tu all those who have been insured $eren Years-a greater advantage In �iie P�bHilth*n has bceuhV' Iberta jfielde^lly a.i)y wclj.iiecured EilablisltmeiM. Agen^tTe appointed in all the prinrip^l towns, who'fire also AeeoU to the PROVIDENT LIFE OFFICE, fonuded oh similar principles. � -----------T-'---� BiRlTlSH FIRE OFFICE,STRAND AND CORNHILL, EESTABLISHED in 1799 for liiKUraiioe of I Houses, Buildings, Manufactories, Goods and Merchandise, .Ships, Vessels,, and other Properly, on the most equitable terms, and on principles affurdiug i>olid and permanent security to those insured. directohs, &c. GEORGE HOLME SUMNER, Es�f. MP. Chairman. WILLIAMJWARSH, Esq. Deputy Chairman. Paice 7d. DLORD. Se- Rt. Hon. ibe Vice-CIiancellor, Hon. Douglas Kinnairxl, Sir John C!oxHippitley,Birt. Sir Robert Wigram, Bart. William Agnew, Esq. Jiibn BHih, E.'>q. S. P. Cickeiell, Esq. James Henry Deacon, Esq. Francis Freeling, Esq. Charles Freeman, Esq. Neill Malcolm, Esq. Giorge G. Mills, Esq. Richard C. Plowden, Esq. Robert Taylor, Esq. John Varnham, Esq. Joseph Vt'iirner, Esq. ' James West, Esq. Rd. Williams, Esq. Solicitor. RICHARD BARNES, .Senetaiy. On Saturday next will be published, in 8va. |;rice Is. fid. No. CXIX for June, 1820, of rpHE EDINBURGH CHRISTIAN IN- JL STRUCTOR: containing a Review of the late Dr. Brown's Physio.logy of the Human Mind, and a full and accurate Report of the Proceedings and Debates of the late General Assembly of (he Church ofSc.otland. Printed forT.Cadell and W. Davies, Strand, London ; and William Blackwood, Edinburgh. In a few The Earl Liverpool said he had uo difficulty in answering the Noble Earl's question. He had conceived it a niatler of respectful attention both to the House and to tiie illustrious individual wliojie case was more immediately before theni, to propose yesterdar, after the arguments of Counsel ut the bur, that 24 hours should intervene before they would determine the )>ro4)riety of acceding to her Petition. Me had no difllicully in saying, that after the fullest consideration of all the subject, after exaininitig the proceedings now instituted in every porssible view, llie course originally (>ro-posvd Was the most titling that could be adopted, with reference not only to the iuletest of the illus-trious individual concerned, but to the demands of justice. As long as any hopes remained that this investigation could be avoided, it was his desire that the Committee shouhl not meet; but when those hopes were disappointed, he felt it necessary to id-here to the original course of proceeding. When this question Odine properly before the House, lie should then state his reasons for entertaining this . opinion. Earl Gbey then rose and said, under llie painful necessity that resulted from the anawe^ which the Noble Earl had just given to his question, he felt himself bound to submit a (notion to ibe House, for the purpose of relieving their Lordships from the embarrassments in which Ihey were involved from the course of joroceeding hitherto pursued. He ought periiaps to ufiologise to the House for presuming to set iif> his opinion in con-traJiation to their Lurdslirps' vole, and for suggesting to them the proprie.ty of reversing their solemn derision. It may indeed seent to savour of no slight degree of presuuiption were he to conceive that under such circumstances he could think of persuading them to adopt any other proceeding than that which Ihey had already sa(i(:tioned, and *hich in his mind would be more conj^tent with propriety and the dignity of their own character. He tnterlained no 8uch presumptuous notions, and however strong his feeling* may be of tht- itnpropriety and injustice of the original conrse of proceeding, yet, after it had received their Lordships' deliberate sanction, he should propose no alteration in that proceeding, if his proposition were not jiis-tified by uii alteration in the circumstances of the whole case as it stood ut present, from what they appeared when their Lords.htpa tame- to that decisron. Wheii first this subject' was submitted to the Houaei when it was piupo&ed to refer the contents of the green bagto a.Secret, Cotamitlee, various objections wer� Hi^btl.td such .a made �(tin^itfed as a party-enabled to cro��-e��ra)ne-9uclr witnesses as may be brought to support the charges, or to adduce soch � testimony as she might think necessary for repelling them. From so partial an inquiry a Refjort was to be framed, determining whether any further proceeding* outshi to be instituted. Her Majesty | most of necessity be placed in a situation of considerable disadvantage if she be compelled to, labour under the weight 6f an unfavourable Repjprl' of the Committee. Sncli would be the aypect of the c�easit uflFected her IVlajesly, hut it would well become their Lordships to reflect how such a mode of proceeding must affect the character of the House, emanating from the exercise of their judicial functions.-(Hear.)-The charge preferred against the Queen was of a iiulure tlwt if she were guilty of it, she must be held utterly unworthy of her high rank, her dignity, her life wfre at slake, nay more than life, her iiunour ai.d her chatarter. Upon this grave charge ihtir Lordships might be summoned to give judgment, and he asked them earnestly whether It would be right that they should proceed in �uch a matter with the bias which they must receive from the Report of the Committee, or if their own minds wer*" free from such improper influence, whether they eliould suffer even the suspicion of a bias, and endnnger their character by such an impres.sion upon public opinion }- It had indeed been saiil, and upon high legal authority in th^t House, that this matter could not be made ihe mbject of jodicial procedure before their Lordship.". But however .highly he may esteem the legal knoivledjJe of the Noble Lord un the Woolsack, he fboiild not, as u Peer of Parliament, standing in his place in that House, surrender his judgment to the Learned Lord's opinion.- He shoulil not enter into the legal argument with the Nohle and Learned Lord. " God knows," said the Noble Earl, " there is enough to exercise our judgments without entering into that ques. tion." But he had collected legal opinions upon this point, to which he was bound also to pay great respect, and indeed he could not think that, if the " violation of the Queen's person," ns mentioned in llie Act of Edward the Third, implied a consent upon the part of the Queen, as the best writers upon the subject contended, and if the act, when committed in England, be high treason-he could not think that the subtle dislinr-tion drawn from the circumstance of the crime's having been committed with a foreigner in a foreign country, would protect the Queen from the punishment that should follow so great an offence. This point, however, was not neces-siirily connected with his argument, for all that he now wished to maintain was, that if the crime were not absolutely high treason, it could not lie pretended that the fjouse of Common.", fitting as the grand inquest of the nation, with powers undefined by law for protecting the public interests, could not proceed against the Qo^en for such an offence as a crime committed against the head of the state, and impeach her Majesty at the tribunal of their Lordships' bar. With all his respect for the Learned Lord on the Woolsack, he must say that this respect must in the present instance be weakened, when he saw his great mind occupied about quibbles of hiw, and unable tu perceive the means which belonged to Parliament to punish so great an offence. This ought not to be considered merely as a family dispute, as a cliarge made upon the one hand, to be opposed by recrimination upon the other-f Loud cries of Hear, hear, from the UpposilioH Benches j--but, must be treated as a great offt;nce against the head of the state, and to be prosecuted like any other offence against the smne authority. Let them then hear ho more of threats, of recrimitlalion. As well might Thistle-wood justify his treason, by shewing that it was directed against an oppressor and a tyrant, as that a person charged with such crimes aS are now alleged against the Queen, should defend herself by proving misconduct in any other prrsoii.-[Hear, hear.]- But, however the House of Commons might proceed, their Lord.ihips ought to guard carefully against appearing to prejudge the cause which they might be subsequently required to decide upon in their judicial capacity. This point had, as he understood, been warmly and struogly urged by his Noble Friend near him (the Marqut* of Lans-dawn) on the first night; but circumstances had altered materially since that period, and what was then urged merely as theoretical and probable, had since become positive and certain. The Noble Earl then qberved upon the proceedings had in this case in the other House of Parliament, and remarked, that u spirit of opposition appeared in that House to the measurea of Ministers, which tlitpy found it impossible to overcome. Doubts arose there, pauses ensued, negocialioAs were coro-(nenced, adjunruinenls took place, and when even at length all liope of amicable adjustment failed, a further pottpooeioent of the matter wa� re-oolved, upon the express principle, as he was given to understand, of waiting lo learn their Lordships' proceedings. He tiad understood that it wa� there argued by a certain Noble Lord (we presume Lord Castle-reagh), emineiit /or his knowledge of the Constitution, and for the peculiar clearneiD atid distinctness witli which he usually expreiied himself npt>u any given topic, that this adjournment should lake nlac.? for the purpose of Bscertuining whether the House of Lord* would originate any judicial fj-oceeding*. It was for I hat Noble Lord' 10 shew how it would be possible for Ihe Hoode of Lords to originaie judicial proceedings before their own body-(/jear) - but such was the-ur>e that ou^lit to have been pursued in the firi-i it�taiiCP.- /'Hear, hear.)-Upon the ronlingency of ll'.eir Lord�hip� declining, to inktitnte judicial proceeil-iiiga, that Nnhle Lord declared that he would step forth a� the Queeii'a public accuser. Did not this intentiiai upon the part of a Memh�t of the Hnnse of Commons shew the probability of tlieir Lmd-sbifu being required toexercifS Iheir jiidirial fi.-iir-lions upon this subject-(Hear., hearj-miii prove how cautiously they should abstain from all jireliminary investigation The case di3'erf-d in tin respect, whether the Report nf the Coni-mittee were in fuvour of, or prejudicial lo, her Majesty. If it advised that further proceedings were necessary, it would be prejudicial to the Queen ; if the contrary, it would be prejudicial lo her accusers. In either case Ihrir Lordships ought to keep their minds perfectly free from all knowledge of the circuinsiancea ef the case, for by such means alone could tliey honestly and coiiscienliously discharge liii-ir judicial tunctioiis. Tlie altered ctrcumtlances of the case alone ought to demand from their Lordshipi to rescind a decision, which, if upheld, must be inconsistent with the principles of justice, and prejudicial lo the public interests ; but if to these altered circumstances were added the general suspicion entertained of Secret Committees by the country at large, their. Lordships would see the necessity of revi.�ing their opinion. Secret Committees were of J^te years too lonimon, and their proceedings werfe-^f a stamp so odious as to excite a general prejudice ugniiist any case which iniglu originate in such a measure.-{Hear, hear, /(eor.y-He should be one of the last men jn the fJouse to advise their Lordships to yield to factious clamour, but he trusted it would not be considered a proof of any disposition towards a base and unworthy compliance, if he said, that although the perfortt;-ance of strict ju�lice was their first duty, they were likewise bound to administer that justice in a mode not calculated to excite a suspicion of their motives, or a jealousy or distrust in liiei^ judicial proceedings,- [Hear, hear.)-The Queen of England had lately appeared before theiii to a situation to which no other Queen of England had ever brea reduced-as a petitioner at their bar for justice. Her iVIajesty entreated them that they might fiitc her case in a train nf immediate adjudication; but that they should not institute a mode of proceeding which must of necessity weigh heavy upon her, by putting into circulation for some munlfn a Report, probably injurious to her character, not upott the respootibitity other peraoiial accusers, but with all llie influence that belonged to u Committee of that House. He did not appear as, the Queen's advocate ; he knew nothing whatever of the merits of the case, nothing of her guilt or innocence. He stood there as a Member of Parliament, arguing upnn a cusewhic'h was not a party qaesiion-(Lout/ cheers from both sides)-and contending for the pure and unsuspected admioistralion of public justice. He repeated, that be should nevj^ yield to faciious feelings, but he must look n^ffi respeLt to the feelings manifested strongly by the public hc larg'', especially when he found those feelings originated in the best and purest priiicipies uf our nature, in compassion, in generosity of mind, in hatred of oppression, in a love uf justice. If these feelings were strong now, Iheir strength was likely tn he much increased in the present state a.f the question. He would not say any thing of the offence charged, but their Lordships were bound Iol reflect that Ihey stood there in Ihe highest sUiioii in the empire, that ihey boasted a long and glorious line of ancestry, were endowed with wealth and honours, and ull those particulars which generally procured respect, and were calculated, he hoped, lo maintain integrity; they ought, therefore, lo be cautious how tliey brought those higlt qualities in question, and endangered their character in public opinion.-(i/eor, hear, heur.) - He trusted be should not be deemed guilty of any wish to say any thing offentive to their Lord�hip�, but he must tell them in perfect candour, that they did not stand high in public estimation as entertaining any desire to oppose themselves in any particular to the Ministers of the Crown. In tiie House of Commons an opposition was raised to the proposed measures too powerful to be overcome, and there the proceedings are still suspended; but when the same proposition was submitted to their Lordships, ihey paused not, they hesitated not, but instantly complied with the Ministers* request. How will such an event appear in the eye of the public ? Will it not be imtne-dialely vaid, that the House of Commons have .some senile of public justice, which obliged Ministers to abandon their object; but the same proposition being made to the House of Lords, iheir Lordships wgre so entirely under the control of tbu Ministers, th|t they were content to forget their characters as'fudges, and to assume that of public accusers?-[Loud cries of Hear, hear, from the Opposition benches.)-Were their Lordships prepared to meet the effects of this contrast, and to encounter the suspicioit, he had altnost said th(�. execrations, of their fellow-subjects, the contempt of posterity, and of all parts of the world where � knowledge of the present proieedings could ever arrive? And all-for what ?-(Wear, /leaV )- What advantages or cpiiveniences were 10 be derivid frotu such a course of procedure ? He would almost consent to surrender all the points of constitutional principle; for which he had been conCend-iogi'if it could "be shpwn that any luiid or even spKcious advantBg^boiild be derived from the pro- ;

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