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   British Press (Newspaper) - September 9, 1820, London, Middlesex                                PRrcB 7d. Tbe last Seven ^fomiaDces >2>'r Mr. Keaa, befutelut positivMeparmre for^nieHca   * THIS EVENING, SATURDAY, Sept. 9, RULE A WIFE AND tkAVE A \VirE. Duke of Medina, Mr. Thanipion; Don^Juan, Mt^Bay.' monil, Alonzo.J^nVining; CoijpjerCapUun,j'Mr,�uwelf; J,(iin. Air. Kean; Cacafogo,' Mr. Gaiue.   mtgarspa.Mua Cubittj Altea, Stti. Paikil'i^BiUhaii, liu.Miiitm. Afler'�i�cb.;tbe'Balerta{ttmeat of ilSE&V. Ewranl, Mr. TiiniiQptoa^'FBlroKr ^frvaB,*^ Mr. CaUie; BaiUe, Mr.T.B Ciaibrd(fci^m^?lie Exeter TUealM^ln.*�t rfiiptaraoce oml^s siace); BUmoI, Mr. Kuie^U Annate. Mrs.n.VVeelv Dame'Go^a^^W.aarloire.   ^ � Boxes, 7a. Second ^j-ice^'iSs. �6d e.Dpeiiedri(umT�no'Gt6ck�uUfFj vith:rrbeTlitee:and tbe Deuce. �� i. rflHE Pilblic are respectfatly infoi-med, that ihe J. ALTERATIONS of nhlB >rH EATRE not being comp^M, It CAJSNOT be OP�N�D MONDAY, September IS, wlien will be perfpfmed a fdrounle PLAY andrPAKCE,':�faic1i ATiII be anndnnced in fiifuie Advertise- Duriug'tbe recess (he Theatre has b^ep enlirelyne^ de-eoi-iited and embellished.-. ..    - ' .A^'superb central�Cbapddier)t>n a novel principle, and complelely ven(i(ated, has;been coiistrucird byiMr.. West; Ornameaial Lustres^ fur Wax-ligbts, s^urround the. Cress -A ne�r Drop Curtain,!froAi an original design,'.has been paiuledbyldr.Pugh.v ^ iA Private Bo*^may be bad fur the SeaBon,'or oigbtly, tof Brandon, at the Boy-Office. The Dooi�will;be opened at Half-paat Six o'clock, and the Play begin at Seven. Boxes, 78 v.SMond Price,.3s. 8.d.i-iPitj 3j!:?0iI.; Second Pricej-a;-.Gallery, 28.; Second .Price, Is.-Upper GaU lervv Is;.; Secood-Pricei-6d. .: -. piacesTfor^be Bdws to::b|ialien;of:Mri Brandon, at the Box-Office, Harl street, from Ten till Fonr.    ' FOR-TH   BENEVlt OKMR; TERRY, ~ Slagp>Manaser. . THEATRE-RqYAL, HAYMARKET.  r ffimS' EVfiNING, SATUUDAY, Sept. 9, Jfe. ivtilbe perfomted'tbe last'new Comedy, in Three Acts, ralltd DOG DAYS IN BOND-STREET. The principal Characters;J}y Mr.'Terry,. Mr'.Jones, Mr. IJVtoiij Mr;.RuB9eIl,(Mr,:Bariiard, Mr;.V^UIiams,- Mr.Hani'-niond, Mr. AIurtiuicr,;.JVtr. Menage.^.Mrs.Pearcej Mrs. Wdt* ];insoo,and Mrs.Mordyn.      .-. -   '  After-which the favdutlleTarcirof':       --    THE SUEE^-WALKER.        j Somoo (Grst time,* moat .positively for this night only, BDd witbouMmitatrons) IiyMri Liston.   -  r � -  \ . . 4o.liie;cuuj:seiortfae^ EtxatngiM;-' X.iKt0U' .wiifHang^liis-laBt iievf Soncj called. "jYoung Pigs among the Rosea-.",-. ^''ThefollbwiDtrSongCj Duets, Catches, and Glees, will be sung ii^JDalchit^' rvrasyouySirj kiss'd the pretty Maidf'A'Gleej "Sing Old Rose and burn the Bellows;" Song, "If Life is � iSuliblc," Mr. J/Uiissell; Duel, �' Asit fell upqn a Day," AIiss'Rv^Corni'and-^Mf; Durusel; Air,' '  i To toiicMdewirh THE SUICIDE. Tribinei Mr. C;Kemble; Nancy, Mrs. MwrdyA. THEATRE-ROYAL, ENGLISH OPERA-HOUSE, . STRAND, rpHIS EVENING, SATURDAY, Sept. 9.  A -will be.perfotmedjtltb time,^a new Operatic Drama, in three acts, called,-    i.,-.      .: .j   , ,� :    .. THE BARON DE TRENCK.       ' The Baron iDeTreiick,; Mr; T. P; Cooke^ Commandant .of .Glaiz, fllr.ftowliolliam; Anthony ;SwariZ( Mr,: Harley; Lionel Scliell, Rfiss Kelly; Haniz, Mr. Wilkiusoii; Michaelj Mr Broadhurst. Eugenia, Baroness of Lmdorfj MissCaren-.; 'Josephine.^.Mia8!Luve;-C'aied'articlfe;xthitlSo bfhei-. Lace will rran'aifl lear aflSf ireiiJ-alt-ir wiiiliing; tliat it IS sralod i�itit,the Pajrnleeit'tnllj.tls, G. F.U iad Co. and tlie word* bj ))(e>aitpen'�^uiborj);y,'',and;cau juiily be depended' on 3n8_genHiirei.iu London, at llieir'flqusp, or of tlH>ir;Agents ig lirc{coiiu>ry.   � � v  :.' Curious lmitBtfoi)8 hetib^atJr of �uex,�i*riM Oarrawsy's; sua J�f1kl*'.'mk�fieW, ��na^ Mull.        -      >^ '^[-jL-<1:'''" ^�'-.ri. COISTRACTS TO DELIVER: COALS AT GlbRAtTAH AND,IN THEWEST'INDIES CoHMISSAIirAT D'emrtmeUt, TftEAstiRV-Chambers,'Sewewbeb 8, 1821). "I SiUfiH Persons, as -are desirmis of tJoniraetins �3 ' 'tri/ft' iU 'Ajtmi for CommUsaHat SuppM',' to aOfmrCOAV^ oTGihrMtar, Bariwdues^ and Antigua, may receive [ArrHeuhirs ^f the Cnnlrocls al .this Office between llie hiiBra of Ten add Toftr,' 'and deliver their Tenders sealed -opand aS/fefted lo 'tie Agent Cwnmlsiiriat l^uniilieir, iWiiltintftbipneoti'" Tender for TCoafs," oij or~berore FRl-JHA-Yj We'22rl instaal, Hat tione will be'received after a%�lrfro' n' -thai di*ys "oor wjH ao^ Proposal tioi 4lCe(^1Tn Asa.teaae on'or^rinexed t n a priiiied^^riicii lar^^ iHeWicrs'inBuVtMiii worasrn'tjengl^  nortiulesB a Letter be'sdl^liied' lo'soch Pl-bposiri, signed I>y''|;  ^lersans of known..p,rppe(ty,:.engaging l�}>fcomei1ioir^^ t�d?riiii^;i^'flie:��iih e�pi-e�Sf�l in Ihe: Partiirnlars^fdrt ilttf^rforroancffXif the Contract. . ..... lel^minallon df trlniflJjj[*v|dciiiJe �rcon^ianing !lie jif^feuce to its coticlnsiouiir.tfiatf'vfageofllig proceeding..'.^-^ . ; Counsel Wer|tinJ�Mfd�> Wilbdraw. ' The Earl of IjaBdilifail* said somefhiog about llie Willing; nessof llie'lfbuse'ttfifi^Tulge'^er-MajestyTiverantin^lime, bu'l lie could unicoSfifi^ilheirtli^'jriVanch of ^ ,  Lof-Sterling "Money, are...;'1,080 |j4a0.. j.Prizes. of......   16 Sterling Moneys are... ,22i720 -. C First Blanks to f,ri-J.^Vbc re-drawn;Oc- 4i3Q0 ^yUr;Sterling Money, are....53,800 Jlimatedasworlh, -i Cto sell...... 5^724 Beoefils.       ... 1,870 Blanks.   .......^....... 7,000 Tipkets. Total, in Sterling Money �150,000 The Ticketa^are numbered from Nol to No. 8,800;.i-Two Tickets of.each Number; the fate ofo�e to decide the other. - DETERMINABLE BENEFITS. ' The 4,200 First-drawn Blanks on the 5th Ocluher; will'be a^aiu put into the Wheel ami redrawn on the T8tb'October, therehy.giving them a second Chance for all the Capitals and olherPrizes that'may remain m the Wheel for that Day,- or IheHolderaof any of these 4j200'Tickets may receive 14/. in Money for eacli, an4l in proportion for SImrea, provided the same ibe- deinaiiiled at llife Oftice where they were purchased on oivbefoie FRIDAY, the 13th ofOCTOBEIJ. If nut demanded on or bef�rc-l3th of October,' the Purchaser cannot receive It after, but must ilien take hit Chance for Second'Day ef Drawinq. .       � Fifth drawn Prize, iii each Glass, to have.; �10,000 more Seventeei^i drawn Prize, lu e.-ich Class,, lo . have.4.viii...........'.i.V.i........        200 more Eighteenth drawn Prize above 20f. m each Cjass, Ibhave.'...............    "-   500 more Nineteenth drawn Prize above 20/. in eaih Class, to hnve..........- 1,000 more Twentieth di-awn Prize, alrove'20;. in each ClasBv toliave...........:^........     2Oj000 more ...First-500 Blauks,-in each.Glaas, SecoiidDay, to have IfU. each. Tickets arfd Shares are seltiui; by T. BISH, Stock-Bnjfcer, Sole-Contractor, No. 4, Curuhiltf and 9, Charing-crosa; who shared aud sold more tlian.HALF the Capitals last Lottery. The Prices of Stocks are^affixed, hourly, against BISH'a Office in Curuhill, by wli>ch the Public may see the fluc-uatiuiis. . . THE QOEEN'S TRIAL. HOUSE OF tORDS, Fkiday, Sept. 8. >A':fewininuteir elapsed between tliere-cepti6n of t)ii8-Pelit^pn and twelve o'clock, atwhich time the-Order'ol* the DttJ'wrfs read for calling in lbeQuecl^S' -C^ooaetj^aud -asktog-'them'tirwlial miiviter: they, proposed-16 jprpcced." .......':,.. S.-.i, : The Couniel were then-ca1Ied.in.   The utmnst anxiety secmedito'prevadfU'the-Housei and atnongthec'rowdwitli-^out thtlMr,       , .,, -Agreatnumber-ofPee's Blood up in their place; to. watch' Ihe apphiatft'of llife Qiicen's Counsel lo the linr ^.f'-Mr. Brougbam.toyktlie',lead, as Usual, and borehis ^hand,tlic-voInme of pi-iuled evjdenre.. ..^ 'f'Tbe" tbrd'Chanieil'or-iutfi'rtncd'-Mft'Brbitffha ;b^dbeeHcnmmaoi1ed;l)y. Ihe'House lo.ask in.what ipanneT :.the Counsel for!^e'r Majesty.intended io       ' ' . ^ifMr. .Brougham- said, f'll'.is our wish .tO; proceed ^furtli-Vi'h" . ^ T*El5>iJn^s�^i- -Biid>fl'e^wnras mi^e1�itt.1l aeccasa^yito^^ler-bis rejulutioii' fur the sAe of slr^ngfliduin^'hiii cas^: tnthe proceed, ing before ijie flange,"lie ^sh'ed in'all cases where {t was pracli^ble;.lo assiniilalQ-to the-Lower-Courts., Let iheir Lonlshipg examine willibimwblittfas: the practice of Ihuce Conrlsin rcTcrenievio.'llie'pointrtn ij^uestion. The Proserulor had the* power ill tiidse.Conrts of deciding on the iiUie in which he might cboosi the case locome on. If he was not. readyvouj-t^he-timefiral appointed, the Court was alwayli ready, on Sufficient ciWSebeinS�hewn, lo put off the trial.nil the next:.cuuyeillent period. ' But when all blistocles wereremoved,and th^ trial badhegun^it was then too late to stop; go on itmual, X^hatever reasons nnghl be pleadt^d 'forthaf purpose.- Tlfe-Defendanl in. lliose'Coiirls was equallylionndtp go on and {iruceed.with his CBiieto Ihe conclusion,' And.wby wash^so-buund ? : Becnusesiich was Iheprecisionwitji whicli the cliargeswercstatel m the declaration or indictment, that the Defendant could not but be prepared to. meet the charges,^ as far as previous knowled;cuf the circumstances, and places wonfd conduce tn that effect. . If.afierwdrds it canld.be-.prbyed rby tlid Defendant tliat he had-nbt received sufficleutly clear lulimation of the nature of the charges, and of .the time when.ihey-were committed, lo allow him fair opportunity of confuting tbe aiicii-salion-if he could .prove this, and shew.a reasonable pro-b.ibiliiy thai he migbtliave confuted the accusation,, bad be be^n allowed that preliminary knowledge which. the law required ihnt he siiould have, he wolild lii all probability succeed in setting the vordict obtained against bim aside. This ifas the spirit of the law of England, which he recom- . mended to their'Lordships' imitation, bcciiuse It was a Idw of huriianity and:merey. He would have them more especially,''ai>: they'pi;oresacd in do it, imilalethe prac-tice of-the' Courla. The preamble lb iheBill ought, in these particulars at least, to have- resehibled an indictment; Had they given-the Queen fullmi'imatioii of the times and places whereiii' fhecommissiun of Ihe acts would be charged . -had ibey indulged her M.-ijesty with that which m other Courts public justice awarded as a right, the opportunity of ;knewiDg what she.was lo be.charged.with, and where it Was committed, her defence might have been then what it Ought to be;-^prompt in jls succession to the case forthepruseciiJlon,and ample and efficient tn the means fur That defense, sufficient certainly bsving. beeirgiven of the ' facts, andsnfficienltimeforgatherfng eviilenteto meet them. The commencement' oflhC'trial ought to-'havelieeu'post-poned-antil somelhtaj! likethisbad-been done,��I(Wd�theIl;he*� MH3esty's Counael wonlduotiUand rti lUe-painfAliand diffi-cult silttat]on:jn which'th^noar:fuond'tliem. 1pf *ltet-.the:difficullies-by wliichjhey were ii6w surrounded^ hadroccurred-in-rjunseqiience of au early and'badly considered decision-of their own,, wiih respect tn'g^aHtin^ the lisi of witnesses. An opinion had subsei. quently been adopled'by the House, ihatlbe Counsel for.'ihe Queen were eutilfed lo, and indeed must have some eqoivn, -lent for the Tdfo'salirjf that list.' 'They were not'to--be called to ga'on to the-defeocc,nutil sufficient liihe had been given for lliem "to acquire sucb-information wifh-respect to the witnesses; as would enable them to cross-examine wiili-some effect. A requesl had been made to Ihe'Honse^-eatcrday by the-Attorney-General, of which he had no VcasOn to complain. It was perfecllyright in the'Atlorney:General to a�k for the time-that hedid,'and at.would' have been right also lu their Lordships to hare refused it; but suppose it-had been grant-edj-itwould-Jiave let- in -no new - case,' no  evidence could have been' brunsht afterwards  it would further Ihe: ends of juslicc'to � let that- evidence go furlh, unexamined as it wa.�, and followed by ihe powerful slatemenf of the Solicitor-General; -nut only' tlironglt-lliiti, but all Iheconnlrieaof'Europe,' there to cuculate and-sink into-the minds of the pebple, without any accompanying c3i-"-;j planati'nn ? .Could - f hey -feel satisiied that no impression hostile to the pui'poses of justice wduld be effected by such a manner of proceeding? The Noble Earl opposite (Liverpool) Irad sail), iii ihe fervour of a generous itiiiid, "God ^forbid tliatlhere should-be anything like ndfcision in the minds of anyof iheir Lordships upon the-merits of the rase, until both sides were heaird'.";Ile (Lord Erskine) was not a -blasphemous',or irreverent person;- he believed no man's 'character could be more-free'from the impiilaliun of blasphemy and irreverence:-- But he must be cxcuBedTorsaying God cbi'ild not forbid that which he hadorddined."- And ,a3reeably' to God's ^ordinalion, it was impossible for- -that evideiice'to go furth^ and remain'wholly unexamined for two :mun'thsri' wiihontinperatinr to the prejudice of the Queen ; >and uf-that- evidence :nntil the case for the de-fehcdJwBsenlil-ely'ready-! --.lf'lhe'Case:fpr Jhe prosecution -wa�tiat-:clo8cd:(andIhereeauld'be-no:olber good ground for -resisIiuglHe-aptdicatiow frdmhelf Miyesty'sAtlorpey-Gene--ral)v' why-' was the'Solioi(or;Genera( .allowed to-jsnm ? - - He -highly, applauded 'that<'summing;t The'skill and- tlieelo. 4|aeiice:?;itisplajicd.  deserved -praise ^andvso sure, did -.thei�oliciior;Geueral''-feet-!Of-lhe'effi'et-of il;-'andMbe cci-dence'which''bad preceded it,:that iu the trinmph of bis pihveri he declared th4t,-hejMJuld!n6t-seii how the case cdnid ibc controverted^ or;theistrongchain; of� coniiborativeen-:drnixbe'broken.by  AH ibis was-pruper and Ib'ecuming'cin.'an ingeniaus and-.zeal0D� advocale;>iwa8 :it not ^o^mnclfmorc binding>ouMheir :Lord-Ships to) preveittv-if'< possible,' �niciiT a:;, raie^'' so 'attested,- so itljDurnffl�^tt?.,'H ijiad.'.'PHtrUas^icase''0fjbUi0.wti; bnOn focl-^ It could neve;-have happened ^ffpre him. He> wj9ul4 h^ve, borne t|ie extreqiity ^f f^tIg^e and' exhaug. fitian,'.j.?l)e.>;wouId .-'bare/, lisjienedfLifilb.eiiappeaL; had -been ,inad$ at four �'crpck in, ib^-morptng, rather than liave -ns^eij.'the! conui>?s�io� ^oC-n!Ju�t�*e,,byA'delay, -Jf lh(S: '.:w^r^ihe praqticisiaajcnmmpn iLa�t'Ci0,ttrt) and ifLlbey:eo^ld', .liB orembarrasslng-a badrwilnesif, were, in this case;--greater ihanwouhl' havelieen'en^nyed liy-hav-ingthelisCof'WitneSitrs.-firat'of atl.furiiished.'- BuTlliis nd-t-anlagethe Golinsel for tlie^usen'liad now deiilided;'they did not asli'tor tilt exfrds^^Of^-thiii.greaiprfvilei^^^ ineatt time; tire Solicitoi^rGca^itl hod declarifdf^ wiw so Strong that \\f did nol bettrtre il* ddmifji^lBf OfFJt-nnswer. Might^ol the Cnansca on I be mher siil^�t^>a�t be allowed lo SBy;in reply to-fhisiassumfnioni'^'DoliAtbW.j , ttevein the iiifereiice- of my Learned'Frienil; 'j.haVc 6l>spr.' valiiins (o make on the evidence already before yoiFj which Will give it a different bearing and appearance?"  Wonld their -I.K>rdships altow''ftiis, and'suffi-r-Ibat olber explanation tu be given- lu  the evidence ? then ihe bane and . nniidole   might   go   logellicr; -nut   only would there be the cise for Ihe Crowu willr the'Sirong .ind impressive snrannug by.theSolicitoc-Geiieral, hot Iherxplit: nation would accompany it, and serve to keep men's minds in a state of more just and honourable uncertainly.  They ought tu let the Cunnsel fur the Queen go oo; and ask lime hereaflerif Ihey found it needful.   He knew Iheir Lord-, ships were bonourablemen, and wnuld do what Ihey could to decide equitably; but he was afraid lo trust his HWn mind with Ihe^fferl of Ihnt evidence which ihey had heard, and that speech which followed it, for two months; He concluded by enrneslly recommending to their Lordships lu hear tbe remarks of ihe (JonuBcl for lire Queen npoj) the ease/orlhwilh, and not confine him lo the condition of immediately nflerwards prodiicingbis witnesses. The Earl of Lau'Ierdale slated ihe reasons why be could not concur in the npiniun of the'Noble and Learned Lord. There must-be some evil suffered III every case ; but no fair man, much less any one of Iheir Lordships, would suffer bis mind l(f he delerminedibv the mere (statement of Ihe case as it liad been made bitberto. But how was Hon Ihe other side? The Cuuusel''fur Ihe Queen might stale what case they pleased; they might aftt-rwards say, ^tliat Iheybelieved in Ihatcase, but that it failed them m evidence, and this case, false or-distorted as it might be, might goforlhincompany witha Inie-case ouihe part of thepro-secniion. Would it be no iiijnry to public justice for ihis injusliceto.nprrale on the public mind without remedy for two months?-(^ear-^-^Hedidnot question the honour or probity of her Majesty's advisers, eminent and respectable as they were; but he deemed it uceetsary lo guard against snch a^conlingency; besides, the-Queen's case was already pretty well- defended from the' effect of .prejudice, by the cross-examlnStion which - would accompany it. By acceding to tbe proposition made by the Queen's Counsel,'they wonld allow their imagination full scopefor exer. else; they would afford them- the,' opportunity of pulling the case in the most distorted shapey and of prejudicing the public mind to the utmostpoasible extent; nud-this without knowing themselves whether it would-be afterwards in' their power to support) their - statement- bjphiof.- He put it, thprefu're, to their Lordsliips,"wbelher the. la,ireBt time for adjourning thedefence was not now, before it .bad-liem entered on, insteadof suspendingitaftera speech should have been made.by- her-Majesty's Counsel, calculated to make the strongest impressiou on the public mind, and.to remain thereTur- two- months without .auy means whatever of de-terminiosin tbe-iolerval, whether that impression werejust and'Well founded or:othei-wise. The Lord Chancellor sard,..that if a proposition were mad^ou the: present occasion such as had never-been heard of before: in aliy Court of Justice, namely, that Counsel shnold be'allowed'to enter on their case, withtlie liberty avowedlyrecognised -Jiefurehand of rontlnuing or suspending It according lo tlie(r discrehon; s'.ill, considering.ibe remarkable peculiarities uf.lhis case; he'rould readily excuse anylndividnal'Peer from whom It miglil proceed; but for himself, therewusa dutyimposEd on bim which he was bound td'dischargf lo the best uf-his powery and if .he fell himself calledonbyhissenaeof that duly looppoae the proposition of his Noble Friend (Lord ErSkine), however painful sncli a de. lerroination might be to him, he could not avoid expressing and-maintaining It; The consequences of adopting-that proposition would not be:coufineil to this House, but would, in some degree, affect Ihe general admiuistraiion of jnslfce. He by no means, :at lhat moment, felt that Ihere was no dif. ficulty attending the view of the case which he took ; he knew it was otherwise, -He was well aware lhat their Lordships woHid be. guilty of a violation of their duly,,ir they buffered any/imprcssionsorihe guilt of her Maje.ty to dwell .ipntbeic minds at the ; present stage of Iheir proceedings; that they,were to consider every syllable of the evidence which thi-y had heard to her prejudice; as capable of being disproved.-(W�ar,i Visor.)-But though Ibis might not be -difficult to minds habtiuated to legal proceedings, and the business of Courts uf law, still he should not he den^ng candidly with their Lordships did he assert, that if ihe matter ended where it was for. the present, and stood still for sdme mantb3;without bearing any thing ut what was to be said in her defence, all undue.impi-essiuns to iheprejudiceuf her Majesty could in the interim be guarded against, either by their Lordships in general, or the public.: JJiU they, were placed'10 a situation in which, they were compelled to make a choice bet'ween evils ; and if, as be admitted, there were evils involved: lu the^course he-had-just, mentioned, they ' were to consider what would-be the consequence,..i<^ after Ihecasefor.lhedrfence had .'been stajed ,by Counsel, they should be obliged to ijustpone the examinations of witnesses, who might be necessary to establish, any port of tbe stille-went'tilliafuture period.. He was snre, he thanked God! that in whatever any .of ibem proposed to Ihe Houielodo, or to determine, lhat individual acled under a just sense.of: duty. .But giving his Noble-and Learned Friend altthe credit possible; fur tbe goodness, of bis motive in what he had jfeeoramendcd, and; ew|ieiiever.-the, Cuurtsliuitid think, proper, .whether be xlid: not -thereby given pledger that he. was pre-.pared ilo :Cuntinue: Ins case,' and.) the:publicmind'in.tjre first;case, -but to.undersiiind the nature.of :lhal;w.hichwDuld.probably ,opera(e;iictli�sccuNd,:il)e line recommended .&yibiS)Nuble and 'Learned'Frieud; lel^ betsupposed llt^t a prosecutor wtsjied >lo:open his caseiwithont having bis-witDesBesreadyiwould any, body adroitjt;.^Ceriaiqly;nol. .Then whysh^ialdtl:beperrolt-.1ed'onlbeothe^:Slde:^'.Hc^granled,re^aiVi}.&oadjnanimeiiI'atl.tbr SMie t'finetb prrp-jre her^-rfefence; be (lbe| Lord Chancellor^ said not. Fur lie roiTfeuded, ihatiflhey had-puntpunrd Ihe proceedings for SIX weeks, and given a list ufwimessrs, an appliralluii like the present would uf necessilv, nolwilhslanding, be afterwards made. He had laheiL that early opportunitvof ad. dressing their {..prdsliips, conceiving it his liiily, lliuiigh n painful one, lo deliver bis opinion on the question: On- the honour of a Peer, and the failh of n man, ho could not give ', his assent to Ihe proposition of her Majesty's Counsel, ttn upinmn was, lhat Ihe sla^emenl of Counsel could unl now be made. Unless il were 10 be looked pn as an implied pirdgfe lhat Ihey were now also ready to contiuue thedefence tu the end.- Earl Grey said, that on a question of (his nature, inlport-nut as It was, hulh as it regarded the Bill on ihe table, and Ihe character of the House, be should feel himself unworthy bf the place winch he eodeavonri-d to hold in their Lonl-ships* estimation, if he.did not rise iii his place, and ntnte the reasona-on wtiicii Ihc vole he should give was fnuntled. It bad olways been his practice since he had tirsl eii|uved u seat in thai House, lo form a judgment for himself on everv question discussed, after weighing deliberately �hat rou lit be said on each side. He must begin with drclaring his Rssent to the prpposiliou, with which a Noble I.�rd had set out, that this was a case of great difficulty-he had felt it so-he had hesitated-aad if he Jiad at length decided, I't  was only between a chuise of evils, prefemog lhat wlnrti appeared to be Ihe minor One. The Noble and Leninel Lord on the Woolsack lia^lsaid, that Ibe difficulty by nhirh they were now assailfil, had no reference to then- fonin r proceedings, and was altogether distinct from - llipoi. Mr (Earl Grey), on.the contrary, ascribed it aKogethrr to ihc rejection of Ihe counsel given to the House al a formiT jtuge by his Noble Friend (Lord Erskine.) His Noble Friend lia'l proposed lo them lo postpone all the proceedings for auini* time-lo allow her Majesty time,for preparing her defence- to furilish her with a specincaliun ol the charges, and of the limes and places to which Ihey appiied->a list of Ihe witnesses, in ortler -to ascertain their character prcvioosly to cross-examination-lo put it in her Majesty's power, m short, with all the advantages which the spirit and provisions of the laws of England allowed to the accu.ied in ordinary cases. Tbe denial of this was th^ source of the dilh-cully. The Woble and Learned Lord, on the Woolsack in-deed asserted lhat it did nol spring out uf any such circumstance, and assumed-that even if all these points had brcit couceded,.8lilt they would of necessity at lost come tu the same difficulty..'-.But .bow.that was to liappen he could iiuc understand. If her Majesty had been granted .the advantages he had eniimerateil, lie did nut see any thing h-liidi could give her Counsel aright to apply to that House l� deviate from the- forms-of judicial proceeding observed in ail ordinary cases. But that not having been done-ht-r Majesty having been attacked with charges spread over a space of BIX years, and ihre? quarters of the world, wiiiiuiit any specification of particular acts of guilt-{Hear, hear)- having been refused a lislof the witnesses whiim it was intended lo bring forward lo support Ihe charges-having been thus kept in ignorance not only of the crimes alleged against her, but also of the evideHce by which tlu-y -were lo be ektabllshed, and of the knowledge in-ressary for an effectual cross-examination of wi(ni-sses-(f/eary- 10 order lo put her in the situalum which any act-used person would be placed in another Civil, or ei-eii Erclrsraslical Court, It was sanl lhat an equivnlrul for these advantaL'i:k would he given lo her at some other stage of the proceeding. This equivalent had bceu promised, and the qnesliou was, how it was to be given ? and his Noble and Le.irneiJ Friend (Lord Erskine) having now snpgestol as tlie'liest mode of conceding that: compensation, that the House should concede Ihe prayer made liy Ust Majesty's Counsel, Ihe Noble Lord on the"WoBUack at once rase and stati-il the incoiiveuience likely to resull from adjourning the defence after the opening speech^ And here he should brg leave tacoirecl a misappreheni^ion which seemed to prevail respecting the object of the application uf Counsel. Hi: dill not understand the proposition (a. �-nesaes if he saw it necessary so lo.do. As be had already sanl, the House had only a choice uf .difficoli-.cs; He allowed that Ihere was inronvenience in suSeriog the statement of M\-Majesty's case, able and powerful as it wuulddu�bttes�be, to go'forlh to the world for two months unsupported, perhaps not to be supported by.any evidence that could afterwards br hrongbl.forward. Bpffl was not to he presumed, God forbul It couldibe thought: that any Counsel at ifae bar should' lakir ;;)0 uuilne advantage of.sucli au opportunity lo prejudjctt the public-mind, and iinjnrc the c^use of justice by unfounded statements! From the known character, learumg, and discretion, of the Counsel now at the bar, .he was fully -conGdeut that they would not state any thing which ihty did not consider material to: their (ase, and which thcv did not in their conscteuce believe ihey snould be able to subsUn-tiatc. -But he admilled that these questions should be decided, withuni any regard tu personal cuusidei-alions.- In �r-rguinglhe qnestIol^ beadmufed that the possibility should be allowedof the Counsel at Ihc bar being led into atscrtHnna and stalCmenlB wbicb would afterwards be onsuppnried by testimony; but he asked'lhem to look at the inisebieiV nfthe course reqommrnded on the other sidr. If lln-re.- was'evil lo. beapprebeodril from the slalcment uf h>>r Majesty's -Counsel going forth'fur two months without havutg. been establi-facd by: evidence, hciasked. were there no : ill-confe-quenice to be dreaded from the course which was to^fae the ' ialtei;nafive ?> If'a-conspiracy. (Ge - had a rigliC to. mskn the .Supposilion)-Iiad'ibeeir-plaunrd and regi^lsrlv carried on .peftinstthe.vQueqD-i-tf the object of ihnf eoflspiracy had been pursued .by.:means :uf patclioccd,- tainted;'-perjured witnesses, was Ihrirteslimuny^'tujjc circulated::ihrpugA:�n. rope for inijnlbs, followed; JOo,. by ibei�genio���saelaborate lummingupoflhcSultcitnnGcneral, in which tie assm> ed^hsllhecasefoFtbe Bill hail bei-n-.fdily snstaiaed- aud Ieslabllshfd, . fced.-thrm wiieiber,'Qii::the
                            

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