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British Press (Newspaper) - October 14, 1820, London, Middlesex ryiHIS EVENING. SATURDAY. Oct. 14., JL wiUbe performeillheMaMcarRomance called HENRI QUATRE; ^ Or.PARIS IN THE OtOEN tlME. Henri, Mr. MacreaUy; Sully, Mi\ EgertSn; General ACter vbicti a iten'Baillel, cailej XE HARCHANU D'ESCLAVES.  To cooduile vWh % Hiece, in one act, called PERSONA JlOiV. Lord Hpury, Mr. Abbott; Lady J ulia, Mrs. C. Kemble. Monday, Virglniua, or The Liberation of Rome-the Bailel Lc Marclinud irE^clavcs-and Tom Tbnmb ihe^reat. LAST KIGHT OF THE cblVIPANY'S PERFORMING IN THIS THEATRE. ? fjisHIS EVTENtNG, SATURaAV, Oct. 14, K.fNG,=LKMl. 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Two Peers ill the galjery pointed lo lire end opposite tl'e ibroiie, where'lhere are no windows, as the side which uimlil to have ife'wmdoWa iopened artotdingto the dircclioUK^vcn. T^lesidet�>-wbich�t^*^^it^ble.Pe�r� poittfedbapp^^ to be iljW Woi^tt^'^l^?13a|hlW wW ' Tliis hnmorou* discHssion ended bydpeniug the Windows gn the side ueare-st lo Wctliuinsler Abbey. GuiseppeGarniini wasllien put to the bar, and his examination rcsnnSed by Mr. Williams. You told us yesterday that you were engaged as a builder at the Villa d'Este ? ' Yes, as liead-mastjgr. Now ask hjni if he was paid as the work went ou, orif n THE JIEVENUE. ^T(^roLl''T8^''''r//f'''''-T' "fj^^^^^^^^ ofGn^,rBHlT.aK,inthe y.a,s endedlOtK October, 1819, and lOth October, lS20,d,sUn,n..hn,r he auan^^^ and also tl^ Total Produce of l,u^ Consolidated Fund the M as also llie Total Produce nf the Customs and Exeke. Duties, and IVat Taxes; EEVENUE.disrtii-guisliing the Con-solidateil Fund, the ArinuilDutle.s,add; the War Taxes. Custdms..,....(.... Jixcise .............. Stamps.................. rost-OIIiec............ Assessed 'I'ases.......| Land Taxes...... jMiscellaneoiis......... Unappropriated War Duties ............... Total Consolidated Fund ......... Hereditary Kevenue.s Excise \..�S9,7,'i-i I'ost-Oilice 38,81 Total.............. Quarters ended. to Anniwl Duties PnyoffBiils. Customs................ Kxcise ................. Pensions, &c......... Total Annual Duties,] Permanent and Annual Duties......... 5th Jan. 1819. � 1.5.-5a77hI uutliiiig could be more d.augerous than the course about to be adopted. The evidence was prinled hcru, then sent over lo Italy, and being there read, persons who had been in coi^versation with the parties examined here might easily tecollecl tlwse conveisslions, which might, by theproposed mode, be turned most unfairly against the li^limony already given. Mr. Williams conceived that this was merely a mode of giving e.vic|eiice of a fact ; there was nothing awkward in the circumstance except Ihe offer which bad been mmle uf money to'tbe witness to induce bim lo give evidence against Ihe Queen. The Lord Chancellor w.is of opinion that Mr. Wiliinms would do better lo ask him first if Rastelli had uft'eied birn any money. Now ask him if Rastelli suggested any mode by which payment was to be made to him of bis account ?- This was objected to. The Lord Chancellor saiil, that the best way would be lo ask him at once if any money bad been oH'tred Iu luin tu give his evidence. Mr. U'illiains presumed he might ask if any money, or money'.i vorth, had been ofi'ered ? The Lord Chancellor-Certainly; money or money's worth. The Earl nf Lauderdale made some objection, to wliicli -the Lord Chancellor replied. The qnesliiiu was then put, Do you recollect Ra�lel!i oflVriiig jnii any money or advantage?- The Counsel was again interrupted, and by the advice of the Lord Cliaurellor Ihe qtiesliuH whs put llius: - Did Rastelli oftVr you any money? He said that If my account li-.wi not been liiiuidaud, I was to give it lo him aod be would contrive to see it paid. What was Ihe witness to do for lliat; what did Rastelli say? He told me to give my account to bim; there were Englishmen at Milau, and tliey would see me paid. Did Rastelli say, at the same time, what ymi were to do in order to get your bill paid? He tuld me if 1 had any thing to say against her Royal Highness (us I had been so long a lime in ber service), to tell it to bim, and he wuuld endeavour lo get me paid. At that time of which you have been speaking, or a I any other time, had you any further conver.salion about what Rastelli was lo do ?- The Soliritor.Gcneral snbmilted that, the qneslion ought not lo be put, as Ihe answer could not be evidence. i\lr. tA'illianis referred their I-ordships lo the aiiswe'r which '-Rastelli had given, on being asked if he was not agi-ul lo Ihe Alilan Commission ; he bad replied that he was einploved as a courier. He coulended that was evidence out of Ras-telli's own tnonlh of a denial of bis agency for the .Milan Commission. The evidence he was about to offer to their Lordships went to sliew, thai Rastelli had been entirely engaged in raising up evidence for the purposes of that Commission. From his own declarations he was about tu ^Ilew tbat he had applied tu uflier persons to give eviilcnce against her Majesty, respeclihg wlium he had stated,^to the present witness he had offered them siinis of money,to procure their attendance, aiitl Ibat be humbly submitted was admissible evidence. Al pages 226, 234, and 41.1 of 'he Ali-iiules, would be f.iund fads thai Rastelli had been c.inployed in sending or taking witnesses fur the Milan Commission to be examined ; so that ilie fact of his colleciing witnesses was dislinclly brought hui-oe. He admitted thai in the Cunris below, it was first necessary to establish the agency before offering any evidence to atlect the principal-but in those Coints,ihere were always two parties, to one of whom Ibe acts of |lie agent might be referred. The Lord Chancellor asked if the witness (who had not wi'bdrawu) understood English ? His Lordship was informed that the witness did not understand a wurd of ihe language. Mr. Williams resumed and said, that here the analogy nf Courts of Law entirely failed, fur there was no ostensible parly. Their Lordships would be acting on very unsatisfactory and narrow gronods, if they rejected evidence which went to let them into the knowledge of the manner in which the witnesses were obtaiiied-a knowledge .so very material when their Lordships came lueatimale the credit of those wilnesses. When they came to consider conflicting evidence, the want "of an osleiisible antagonist was a great disa'ivantagc. I'He Milan Commission was uo parly, and his Learned Frieiid.-i, the Allsrneyand Solicitor-General, were only the shadows of opposition; ihe substance was somevifbere else. Now, the want of that adverse party was an injury tocher Majesty the Queen, and it would be a great addition to that injury if his Learned Friends were lo be permitted to turn round and say, you have not traced these things lo any parly in- Ihe cause. Mr. Brougham said Ibey.bad already tendered evidence to cocilradici oiie part of Raslelli's testimony, which their Lordships had been pleased to admit. There was another part -^Rastelli had undertaken t^ negative, in terms, his employment or agency by Ihe Mi an Commission, and be (Mr. Brougham) would allow, that if they (the Qiieen'a Counsel) li-,id known that R.Ttelli was tu he called, llirn thev uu^' and would iiiive been re.'idy to have piii the quesiio:: ; him-Dill )OU huld a ronVersaliuii vriiii A. \i. or'C. V wbicii, arcui'ding lo the argnmeiils o( Ins l.eiriied Fri--, on the other side, wutrtd have entitled tlittn to put ' ipieslioil now objected to; bul iglii,r":it li*. (Iley v. of(l{n�Ielli being to l>� calleilt ii was iiiiij.,. t lliem. Ou anuiher groond Ibfv had an incoiiiioveriible ri;;: i tu give in evideuee the dealings and agency of K'islelli.- I  bad in hia cross-examination lei out enough of nis agei.. , for Ih.? Milan Commission, ns well an by Ihe evidence � t Kogazziuni, lo entitle iheni Iu gu into lliu-'e dealiugs. i  bis own ciuss-examinniion. he ailiniiteil tbat be ]:� ,i told one uiiuess ihat his expcnseiv should be paid. Ti. cf 'hat proceidiug. He cuntciideri ;i>al ll,- > had a right lo shew the agency of Rasid11 fi;r the .MiIki Commission, and the evidence they wouM oli'er wouid '(>�-in coulradiciiou to Iheauswer tu Ibe first rjueslion put ti> \uw.-The Sulicilor-Geiieral coulended, thai on neither of Iu -gruuiidi stated by his Learned Fi lends could ibe evidence now oDcreil be adiniileil. They couleuded, lb;-,i as they could pruiliigO^vTtience to pruve ceitain flectaiaiious of Rastelli, slicwiiights' agency for the .^lilan Cuiiiiiii.ssion, that would be a cuulrudiction of lliat Hiliiess; but iL was not so ; for be Irtd admitted thut iu a cerliiii �:iy liE was ai. agent. The second I'uundaiiuu on wbirb lliey rested huii still less grounds; for if the Milan C:ominissiou was ^ parly lo tlie present proceeding, and if Raslclli bad per formed certain acts uf agency, Iliey uiui-l still prove that li-^ acted as ageul under autboriiy of ibe Milan Commission - He would go slill furtber; for if Rastelli b.-id Ibeaullionl. of tbat i:t)iniitissinn, stilt it was iini coniptteni lor i.;-Leariieil Friends to offer the evidence they conlendi � for, unless they had questioned Uaslrlli on ll.e subject the drclaralioin which he was alleged lo have mad;. Learncil Friends bad talked of waul i,f time, but lb. \ bad uamid llieir own time; they bad eveiy indnlgeiii from the House which his Learned Friends bad ri-'quire-l ou the part of the Illustrious Person Iliey represented. H would nut attempt tu reeuiictle the difl'ercnce between tb -arguments of his Learned Friend (.Mr. Brougham) and h,-. other Learned Friend; aceurdiiig to one the ."Milan Coin-mission was no party, whilst ibe other held that it was ; bur llioiigli lie left il to themselves to reroncile that difference uf opinions, he tbouglil, in deference lo their Lord^hips, ibey ought tu have been agreed upon it before utl'iling their ar-gaments. Mr. Brougham begged lo explain, thai be had not complained of want of lime for prip;iri�g iter M;>jeslj's det'eiict. but the slate of ignorance ibey were in, and llie want of lime previous lo the txamillatiou uf wilnes'es. Lord Erskine said, Ihat if it were proved lhat Rastelli in-ternieildled (be would not restrict biinselt lo bis actual em-plnynieiit by them), but if he intermeddled at all in the proceedings of the Milau Cummissiun, it was bis Oiniiiou that all which he so did should be minnlely inquired into, lie tlioughl, ihercfuie, that Ibey ought lo allow tlie ex-.tiiiinatii)n lo piuceed, and be called on their Lordships lo do so, not in the mt re exercise of the privilegts of Parliament, but beriiu^e he thought it fully aulburist'd by llie nature of the iiroceeding. He woulJ say Ih-^t be, for uiie, lamented that in ihis stage of the cause their Lord.bips were still k-fe .so much iu the dark as to the proceedings of thai IVlilaii Curoinissiuii. He condemn, ti Ihe cuiuluct uf hi.. Majesty's iMiulsters, who when Iliey apprehended any thing iu tlie CDiiduct id' btr Majesty which required the iuierferenec i,f Govt riiniriit, iiad aiio]>ted a couise so ill calrnlaled for ibe purpu'es iifjuslice. Nu means had been furnished of cross-i xuiiiiniiig the wiliiesst s; all the oeressary iivfurmalion on lhal head liny ought In have ob-laiiietl from Cooke ami Powell, and the ullier members of llie Coniinissidii. IViili respect lo Ibe person of the name of Rastelli, who app. ared lo have been empluycd by the ."Milan Cuinintssioii, Ibey had bid nu uppoitiitiity of cruss-examin-ing bim as tu bis roiidnet in the husioess, bul fiom the answers which be liiiiisi If -.cue. He cuuceived their Lordships could only do one ',f two ihiugs-eillier ibey ?b'ni!il allow u'liat bad been asked at Ihe Bar, or tlicy sliiiuld liav� Rasledi and .Majueclii railed bark again, and exainiin.' them i(* this puiiil, fur the piirpuse of paving the way tu thisexunii-natiun-or tbey niiglil let liie exaniinalioii now gu nii, and call them up to confront it aflerwards. It had lieeii satit tlial no agi-iicy had been pruvtd, bni be would ask any ui* their Lordships whether agency had not been allowed-�i he-tlier the must corrupt agency had nut appeared in the? mode uf prucuriiig the wilnesses tu proceed to Alilau ? And could any Nuble Lord say that be did not feci sir-iii^ grounds to fear that this agency had extended much fjr-llier llian yit appeared? He fell that becuiild not cunsisleiilly with bis sense of justice give a vole ou Ibis Bill without some fnrlUer inlurmation than be now possessed ou tlr.s p-irticn-lor subjert. .Something bad been saidoflhe evil of priilracl-ing an inquiry of Ihis nature, of the inconvenience and danger of this protiaclioii of tune, which had gained gruUiid iii causes of late years; be considered it a great evil breaking in upon the noble cniistitutiuu of this couiitiy. It w.is for their Lurdships In say lio�v the inl'oi-iti:itiuii was lo be got al, but he would say, that some way urnlher,. they must know more of the subject of the prueeetimgs of the Cnniniissiou than they now did, before they cuutd jaslly decide Ibis case. The Earl uf Liverpool rose, not fur the purpose of saying what course he thought would be the wisest for their Loid-ships lo pursue, bul wiib respect to Ihe Milan Commission, or the geiitleuieii composing it, he could only say, lhat a: whaiever lime Ibeir Luidsbips inighl think Ibe most proper fur Ihe purpose, he could a.,sure tlieni be was quite willing tbat il sbuiild be examined into. The Lord Chancellor saiil, thai he could not conceive Ibat any ."\Ieinber of that House couid feel, afltr what bad passed, tbui il was not consistent mill j ustiee I bit tliepcisniw composing what was called the .Milan Cnniinissi,,ii shouUl not have an opportunity iif justifying iheir comJuct. He did not lliiiik It cnusisleut wilh bis duty lo give his opi. nion on any evidence wliicli Ibeir Lordships had hitherto beard ; it was for Iheir Lnrdsblps tliemselvis to junge of il , and it would be incunsisleni wilh what lie cniictived ' to be bis duly to give auy character of any of Ihe witiiessea who bad been examined. With respect lo the jioiut now luider cuiisideration, il ditl iiut folluM-, because an aiiswrr proved iioiliiiig, that the qnestiuu was not legtdly pt rl'ecl. I'ur instance, ail agent might beasked if be bad offered auy person money Iu beconiea witness; if he said Yi S, that did not pruve it lo be Ihe act of the principal. If he denied it, and ic were aflerwards proved thai be bad done i', slill that wcubl not pri�ve it to bare been the act uf bis piinelpal. But al. tliougb no act would thereby be pinvcd agaiusl the principal, unless it were prov.ed to have been d.me by his aiilbo-rily, yet if an agent said he had not done that which ic was afterwards proved be bad done, it would be Ibe duty of Iheir Lordships, as Ihe juiiges in Ihis c.ise, to e.\aiiiiin: most scrnpuluusly all lhat such -a witness had saiil imi other points, bi cause he had ppuk> n falsely on lh;;l. The Nuble and Learned Lord then referred their Lurdships lo several passages in the evidence of Rastelli, which be read, and conteijdcd, from his answers to qtiesiiuns that were dot tuhim, iu which the .Milan Commission was menliuued, that.he must have been fully aware uf tiie rxislence of such a Commission. He also thought il quite cleat, fruiu other answers, that he had acted as an ageul lo Ihe Commission. As to what be did or'did out, when sctiug in that capi�ciiy, Ihe question now wao, what the rules of evidence allowtd with respect to tbeir examining the preseut witness on lliat point. He thought lhat in this particular case, so niaeh evidence of that nature having already been given, their Lordships would act most wisely iu allowing lite qucsiioo to be put. The Earl of Caruarvou thought they ought not ;

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