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British Press (Newspaper) - December 19, 1820, London, Middlesex NuMBBfR 5628. london^, t;uespay,''JI^jIM 1820: Fk.icg 7(i. , ^'nBATRE.ROYAL, DRUKY-LANli. THIS. EVENING, TUESDAY. Dec. 19. tiiR MgJCTly's Strvanls will perform (3d lime), a new American Dratha; iu (hree acts, called '� POCAHONTAS; Or, THE INDIAN PRINCESS. Enellsh Colonists-Cap). SniiJh, Mr. Cooper; Scrivener, Mr. Foote; Ratclifle, Mr. Barnard ; Archer, Mr. Bromley. J� s Pickle, Mrs. Harlowe; Maria, Uisi Smilbson. ; To conclude with the Muidcnl Farce of THE PRIZE; Or, 2 53 8. Lenitirc, Mr. Harlev) HeartweX, Mr. Baruard. Caroline, Miss Kelly. Places to be taken of Mr.'fibdwcll, in the Ratnoda�f ib^ SjUoonofili'eTlJeallre.',,. '"^ , Private Boxes^cin only be "obtained for tlie Evening of Mr.Rodwell, at: the Box-Office. ' To-morrow, The Lord of tbe Manor, with The Lady and the Devil. Tiie Chrislmtr Pantomime, called The North.west Pas. sage, or Haclequin Esquimaux, will be produced on Tuesday next. i THE'aTR R.ROY AC, CUVENT.6ARDBS. fflHIS EVENING, TUESDAY, Dec 19, M. will be performed (13th time), the new Historical Trageily of WALLACE. Seots-WaUace, Regent of Scojiand, Mr. Macready; Comyn, Mr. Egerion; Dottf^as, Mr. C. Kemble; Munleith, Mr. Abbott;' Kierly, Mr. Coiner. English-Clare, &irl of Glo'ster, Mr. Chapman ; Lord de Clifford, Mr.Cotinor; Sir Reginald Fitz-Eustace, Mr. Clare-mont. Helen (wife of Wallace), Mrs. Bunn. After wbicb, the Melo.dramatic Romance called THE roRTV^HIEVES. Cassim Baba, Mr. Alklns ;'^li Baha, Mr. Blanchard ; Gaiiem, .Mr. Sarusel; Muslapba, Mr. W. Farren ; AbHalla, Mr. Connor. Cogia Baba, Mrs. Listoo; Morgiau^t, Mrs. T. Hill. Places for tbe Boxes to betaken of Mr. Brandon, at the BoK-OiSce, Hart-street, from Ten (ill Four. A Private Box may be had for tbe Season, or nightly, of Mr. Brandon, at the Box-OIHc*. To-morrow, .Sliakspeare's Comedy of Twelfth Night, with Katharine and Pelruchio. On Friday, tbe Musical Play of Tbe Slave. The new Grand and Comic Cbrittmas Pantomime will be produced op Tuesday next. PUBLrC NOTICE FOR TBE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS! rflHE THEATKE ROYAL. ENGLISH M. OPERA-HOUSE, STRAND, WILL OPEN with SOIREES AMUSANTES 1 in which lometbiog not Dfamalic, but very n�tc, will be attempted. LAST FlVis NIGHTS OF THE B0RLETTA OF ERRORS. ADELPBI THEATRE, STRAND. By Aiitliority'of tlie Right Hon. the LonI Chamberlain. rpHIS EVENING. TUESDAY. Dec. 19, L and during tbe Week, will be presented, an eotire New Melo-Srama, in three acta, entitled ZAMOSKI; OR, THE FORTRESS AND THE MINE. Znmoski, Mr. Gomersal j Edwiiiski, Mr. Waikiiis; Lu. paaki.Mr. Lee; Ragolzi, Mr Campbell; Peter, Mr. Cuwell; Orloff, Mr. Callahan; Riiganoff, Mr. i. Jones. Flnreska, arIr�.Wayl.elt; Polioa, Miss Yates; Child, Miss Buheim. .After which (3Sth time) a New Mythological Extrava-eanza, iu three acts, founded on DryUeo's - Comedy of Aniphllrybn, or the Two Sosian, railed A BURLETTA OF ERRORS; OR, JOPITER AND ALCMENA. Immortals:-Jupiter, Mr. Watkins; Mercury, Mr.Cowell; 'Vulcan,.:Mr. Callslian. Mortals:-Sosia, Mr. Wilkinson; Tianio, Mr. Collier. Alcmeua, Mrs. Tenoant ; Plicedra, Mrs. WayieltjBromia, Mrs. Daly. To conclude with tbe Biirlelta of WHO'S TO FATHER ME? Mamleville, iMr. J. Jones; Billy Bulls, Mr. Wilkinson. Charlotte Oldstock, Miss Yates; Harriet, Miss Brady. On Tuesday next will he produce<l, a new splendid Pantomime, cailled Doctor Syntax ; or, Harlequiirs Adventuris. The Doors will open at Six o'clock, and the Performance ro commence a Quarter before Seven.-Second Price Half-past Eight. A MOST DISTRESSING CASE. POOR WOiMA?f di�l suddenly, who went jL. B- to bed in good health, and had not been in bwl more than a quarterof an hoiir when she expired, without a si^li, having no-one-wilh her at the lime bnt her thr 6 II Cdhsiifered the Cases of........56 Petitioners, Apii^aVed.................. 44 Rejected.................. ,7 And considered.............. 6 inadmissible, BeiiefaciiOns are received by J. Camden Neild. Esq the Treiasorerf Cheync-walk, Che4!iea: also by Messrs. fterries, Fnrquhari and Co/ St. James's-slreet; Messrs; Huares, Fleet-ittreet  Messra. Whilmore aud Co. Lunibard-slrret; Messrs. CSox:b�'�, Ri'ge, and Go. Charing-crnss; Messrs. Dorrieri and CQ.Fincliv|aneiCornhill; Messrs. Hsmmersleyir, Pall-mall; Me�i8. Veresand Co)??, Lombard-street; and by Mi*. Grass, well, the SecrSlary, No. 7, Craved-street, Strand, where llia SoolcVnia^'beseeii by those who ere iiicUnrd-tir lOjtpbrt this Charily, ;iad where Ibe Society meet oa'Fri�)ay, the lOlh __ EAST INDIA HOtlSE, Novembvk 1^ 1820 rffflE COURT �/ DIRECTOjiS of 'the i UNITED COMPANY of MERCHANTS x>f ENGLAND, trading to the EAST INDIES, rfo hc-'ehy oiws Nolic, That the TR.4NSFER BOOK'S of the said Companv's Slock will be SHUT u� TUESDAY, the 5lh Drcemhcr next, at Three o'Clock, and OPENED again on THtKS. DAY, die ISlh January, 1821. And lliat the Dividend ^Varraiils u,n the 9aid Stock due on the 5lh January, 1821, will be ready to be deliiered ou SATURDAY, the 6th of ihe same nionlh. JOSEPH DART, Secretary. EAST INDIA HOUSE, November 1^1820. rpHE COURT 0/ DIRECTOKS v //'� fl UNITED COMPANY of MERCHANTS ENG. LAND, tradini; to rt? EAST #NDIES, do Iterebp.give Notice, That a QUARTERLY GENERAL COURT of Ihe said CO.MPANY will-be held at llreir House in l.eadeulial|. street, on WEDrjES.DAY, Die 20th of December next, at Ele�t�KVCroi!fc>tt Tim i^rrro^^ (be pnrpos* of. Ue- claring � DiyidemI from. Alidfjummer last to Chrislmaj�ext. The Com t of Directors do further give notice, ibal the said General Court is m�d^ .Special, for the pnr|Sb8C of sub-mitling for rotiiirmaliuu the Resolutions vf tite General Coiiri of tliit-iTth September,4ip|troviDg the KesDinlioiis of the Ojort of Directors of the 2d August last, grauliug. under the rircumslancea therein sl.itol, a pension of I,>)002; per ai>num to Mr.'R, M. Barn.ird, lata Assi�tnut Coast and Su-rnt-.Warebousekeeper; and a pension of 600/. per annum to Mr. George Mordnunt, jnn. late se gire Notice, That (he QUARTERLY GENER.tL COURT of tbe Company appointed to be helil at ibeir House iu Leadeoball-atreet on WEDNESDAY, ihe 20ih December next, is further made special, for the purpose of laying before the Proprietors for their approbstion, in conformity with the 17lh section of Ihe 6ih rhapler of the By-Laws, a Resolution ,of the Court of Direclors nf the 8ih inslaul, proposing the eflabliahmcnt of a New OlFice, with a salary of three hundred pounds per annum, at llie Company's Military Seminary at A �>l so Iractiihtt ,iis they expetilSj "pVii'd lo the ^Ibuse of Lords, iu the hope "f tiudiuj^i jltdgiiicilt niorc favourable to their views. He need litft remind them of,the nature of Bills of Pains, and PeiralJica.' Tbe pieredcut fur � heir introdncUoo fu .ihe case of'Straffordy served only to accelerale the ruiji of (hose by wluiin it was proinoird, conspired'to throw a'veil over his laiifts, aiiiT made him appear a martyr, wh�n he sbufild UXve'iiif^ri cOtisidereUuniy aa a cfimiiial -.(j4pp/nfee.)-This exa'mplfe qnght to bavesome weight wilh the present time... The .*ery;-jiaiure of proceed-by Biils'or Pains and PcnaRinH^yineSpuwer uf� condem-n'alion wiliipiiLlaw*-Ihe siitiiig.v'f^th^:(itiusera as judges-; the presenceanii control of the pruaecuIoVsitiiring trial, fur tbe avowed porpose if dfenouucio'^^iitltj'wlicre the law haaf declared' no crime-all these .in^ks of^i^caiiny had 'rendered the principle!! on Which Bills of jil'afils'and Penal-ti4S had been supported, odious a^'id'-^bg^^rOii's.-^t7reo/o)i-jtlause)-Lord Slr�ffbrd/wheo'^ea3iui;!.al.-'the bar of. the House Lotda, so furcib^J�Kd;ijMo^i�^^^ eU upon the infquitou% uafui:.e.^b�r^^|i- P^<^din^a,.'tbat he was iiidticcii to rrad ait-extrart from-tbe Speech- of that Noblemnu:-Har<I it is that punishment should precede the jiromulgation of a law-that men sliAiilil sulTer by a law fubsequeut lo Ihe deed; if this be adniltlcd, who shall 'account himself secure in bis innocence i aud iu what is law preferable lo the will of an arbitrary master ? If I sail on IheTbames, and split my vessel on an auditor, should there beoo.buoy t,i give me <ftarniag, the oWner shall pay me damages; but if i(.be marked out, then I pass it at my own peril. Where is the niatk set on Ihis crime ? Where is the tukeu by which 1 should discover it ? If it be bid-if it lie concealed under water, no human foresight or prudence could liavB preventei^ my sudden destruction. If we are thus to be beset, let us lay ^side all human wisdom-^let .us rely solely on Divine Revelation; for surely nothing less than Revelation ran save us from these hidden snares" He coniendetl, upon these principles, that tbe rule tif civil lib^ty was, that laws ajiould ma be made agaiust individuals, but 6bould be prospective in their operation. The Queeu had had lo contend with every species of difficutiy. A list of witnesses and aspecificalion of the places included iu the charges were refused her ; witnesses had been com- � pelled by German Desfiots lu come over on the side of the prosecution, while, witnesses on behalf of her Msji-sty had' been induced to abstain from coming lo this counlry.- (^AppfausB.')-With regard to Ihe evidence in support of the charges, he would only observe, (bat it consisted entirely of Ihe slanders of discarded servants; and i( was curious to observe that Ihe charges commenced at the time those servants were engaged as part of her household, and not a whisper was heard against hrr after they quilled her service.-{Applause.)-Those wretches appeared to have distorted every act of kiudness on the part of tbe Queen, so as Id bear the semblance of guilt. Her good qualities and amiable ad commilied'a siipijar .crime. -T-He did i�Ot know whether �(ffiv, Wilberfurcc, who had been christened the other day, lir. CanliveV, liail been one of the party, but be had heard from good authority that the other worthies were ; and Ike knew also that if the Bill uf Pains and Penalties had collie down to the House of Cummons, it was intended to have summoned those frolicsome statesmen lo bear testimony to the inupcent character of those amusements.-(S/iou/f of laagj^er,-But to return to the evidence. It was uf siich a!nalure thai l.ord Lauderdale and other Noble Lords admil(ei) that the case for Ihe prosectitiun'bad failed lo substantiate any of the charges; and they rested their professions of bilief uf her Majesty's guilt upon Ihe alleged prevarication and inconsistency of her own witnesses. Good God! what anap-.pearance must England have exhibited iu the eyes of Europe during the late investigatioti I While the people of Naples aud Portugal were engaged iu nHserling their rights and overthrowing Ihe corrupliou of ages; while Spain was busied in framing a Coustitntion founded upon tbe principles of enlightened policy, and wisely appropriating Ihe enormoas revenues of the .church to national purposes, how was Ihis country employed ? Why, the Supreme Council of the Nsiion-the highest Court of Judicature-the hereditary Counsellors of the Crown-ihe House of Peers, was occopied in inquiring into the stale uf linen and tumbled beds-^H'ear!)- in ranking up and poring into all tbe scaudal which bad been scraped together by the Milan Commission-(//ear!)-a tribunal which would be detested as long as its cumposilioo and character were uuderslood. IJke Ihe Inquisitipo of old, its proceedings were conducted in darkness and mystery. One of our poets had furnished a description which would apply lo tbe Commission, its authors aud auxiliaries:- Projectors, quacks and lawyers, not a few. And priests, and party zealots, numerous bauds, With liome.bom lies, andtalesfrom foreign lauds; Scarce any tale was sooner heard than told, Aud all who told it, added somethiug new, In every earit spread-on every tongue it grew." The effect of this was to drive away her English a'neiidanis, who were necessarily succeeded by foreigners, whom it was easy to corrupt aud seduce; and liuw greedily tbe Miuislers took advantage of Ihe facility thus afforded for their purposes, was manifest in the employinent of Baron Ompteda, of pirk-lock notoriety, to obtain possession of her letters. He then alluded to tbe metiey which bad been lavished in prosecuting Ihe object uf the Milan Commission ; and trusted that tbe House of Commons would exact a strict account of Ihe waj in which it had been expended. Yet wilh all Ihe assistance rendered to the Ministers by that Commission, all the power of Government, and all the iuSurnce that money could give, the Ministers found, on every divi sion, that their majority decre.ased, until at length they were obliged to abandon tbe Bill altogether. But this was not all-they bad not tbe manliness lu meet the reproof that awaited them in the House of Commons, and ikey advised his Majesty lo prorogue Parliament in: the must ex-trabrdinary and cowardly manner,-(iSAirae)-He envied nov'lheir feelings upon that day; houted, reviled, disgraced, ihcy slunk away lo enjoy (he notable Iriumpli of being enabled to insult ihe Queen still further, and to treat her remunstrauces with contempt for two months longer.- {Great applause.)-Was (here nohones( men to be found to tell their Royal Master that the example of on insull to royalty was but too readily followed-that the impulse, once given, the further progress was not so easily checked ? Did history afford no solemn and imporlaiit warning ? Did not Ministers recollect that the precedent furnished by the exe. culiou of Mary Queen of Scots, by the nrder of Elizabeth, was, after the lapse uf a few years, renewed and acted upon iu tbe case of Charles the First ? Were they not awate that by degrading royalty they were endangering the fuuudatiun of monarchy itself ?-(w4pp/ati#c)-From Ihesu cunsidera-tious he was impelled Ig believe that the King had been betrayed by his Ministers, who seemed alike careless of the honour of tbe Crowu and' tbe.intere^ts of the counlry,so that they but retained their places and piitmiage-men --� Whorn no ftiitb can fix, Of crooked councils aud.dark politics,-Of those a gluomy trifaecsarround:lbe Throne." (/^pp/aiue )-�TKey bad seen^them plunging from oue act of absurdity lo another-from iecreti bat detected corruption to avowed jobbing-from'^thesauetion of the massacre of unoffending menj to'the.^l!inde.r of ai( unpi-olqcted wumaiL -D'^toriuusly purcbaaiug a priecarious existence by the 'iii !d in cleariog themselves, as they termed it, they basely abanjjc^ned (be Bill and their supporlers frum a mere frar qf ^ojihlai' indignation. Such was Ihe situation In which itiey stood, that ibey might be compared to Mahomet's coffin, suspended belween Ihe Crown and Ihe people, de-sjjWd'b'y the one and dejesledliy the olher.-{ApplauS')- With respect to tlieir other acts, they all jiure an uaiform cha. racter.. Look at Ihe ciraiade of the' Hi>ly Altianot^ a.(;ainst the Itberltes uf the South of Europe.;' be should not t>e surprised to bear.of IbisCountry actively co-operating InXhe de-,jjh�ralioa.^l1becaiifrdeia.ted.<lespoUnt.Tra{ipau^:/f If not, V"r'.�tni�lerawere only teslraiiiet] by the power of public opi. nioA, now iq mach roused. We had seen enough of tiieir disposition', as Norway, Saxoiiy.Genua, and Pargacouldieslify, lu the eternal disgrace of this couuti*y, to warrant llicse assertions. At home the effects-of Iheir -military system were obvious. The people could not now enjoy even ibe sight of an illu'mlniiiiuii without the appearance of tb^Tnilitary al the cOrners^off eviry Street, at tlie command of'ariy foolish drjiuken Magistrate wbu might choose to fancy Ihe Slate in danger, wlieii the only ground for his apprehensions rxisted in Ihe Jumes of that liquor which had stuleu awny the small portion of braiiis given htfn by Providence.-{l.ouii and long applaiue.)-If snch acts had occurred iu any town in England, lie thought they must-be ascribed lo the spirit that predominated In the Administration, <"yr !ie could not consider tt|e King as being acquainted with them.. Our Consliiaiiou said that the King could <lo no wrong; and he tbooglit people had been a little too hard upon the Bishop of LAindon, who had urged that Inixini in a case of morals ;' for,, after all, the senlimeul was not worse th-jn tdat exprtssed by a Bishop of "olden time" lo James (he First. A courtly Bishop (Neil) of that day, when he was asked by the Monarch whether the latter could not take his su)i-jrcts' money without the formalily of an Act of Parlia-nienl? replied, "God forbid but your Majesty should do Hi�, for you are the breath of our iiosirils."-{A laugh.) - Lei them be thankful, therefore, that Ihe Bishop of London went no further Ibau he did. The Hon. iVl�raber Iheu expreskcd his hope that Miuislers would be maile to feel that they were responsible for their measures, and that the Representatives of (he people would bring (hem to puiii.sh-ment for their notorious misdeeds.-{Applause.)-He ought lo apologise for occupying liieir altention so long; but the question was of so much importance, both in its nature and consequences, that he cinisidered it his duty to slate his opinion upon it as ojienly and as clearly aa he could. Having been instrumental lu calling iliein together, he miehl, perhaps, beagain attacked as before by libellers of all sorts, lay and clerical; be that as it might, he cared nut; he should continue lo discbarge his public duly, and he felt amply recompensed by seeing Ihis among the most eolighleiied counties iu the kingdum, redeeinrd from a slate of bondage and degrading servility lo clerical doiniuion-{Shouts of applause.)-They had, indeed, upon a late occasion, raised such a spirit of liberty and independency in the North as would, at on distant day, he trnsted, shake (o- tlie very fouudalioa the gross ami unwieldy edifice uf ministerial power.-{Applnu-te.)-If there were a man who in limes like ihe present would shrink from his public doty into Ihe privacy of domesiic retire-uieiit, he was uot one of that dcsGriplioii; he had devoted himself heart and soul to IhFir service^ and he should always be found among tbe foremost to Vxpress his seuti-mentri whenever the existence of liberty, the princifdcs of | justice, and the purity of the Coustiiuliou were eodaiigered. -{Applause.)-Mr. Lamblou concluded bis speech by proposing the ResolotiooB and Address. Mr. Barrett seconded the Resululions. Mr. LiDDELL rose lo address ihe meeting, in doing which be considered no apology was necessary, as he felt it a duty imposed on him (o express his seniin',eiils sinreiely, fi^artessly, aud manfully ; if, however, he consiilevid any apology necessary in addressing them, sii'l he. stood ill need uf their duuble iudulgeuce, because, first, be rose under very great disadvanlage, after tbe furcible, eloquent, and iitcolar addresses made to them by the two gentlemen who had preceded him ; and, secuodly, because he totally difl'ered from the Address tu his Majisty, as well as the advice given him of restoring to (he Queen all toe rights and dignities belonging tohersiatiou-{Groans and hisses)-for, laying aside Ihe charges, as well as all the-cvideiice brought in support of them, still he considered, afier the celebrated letter which she bad addressed to his Majesty, llial she had foifcited her claim to those rights.-*{Hisse. ld up your hand agaliisi (be Resolutions :" Mr. L. irilb some warmth, said, " 1 'did, Sir."]- The conduct of Miuislers with regard to the Qiieen.he took (o be this:-if they had beard reports injuriov^ to the character and dignity of her Majesty, they- were-justifiable in instiltrting inquiry, but they ought lo have been well informed OS (o (he nature of (he evidence, having had an awful warning in (be former accusadoos, in which her Majei(y had jusliGrd herself.-(tfear.)-Miuislers should have brought forward witnesses iu support of the ch;irge�, of unimpeachable character, and respectable in their station, if they could find ihem, sdcb as could have stood the teat of that scrutiny to wbicb (he witnesses in such cases are tikely to he exposed.-{Hear.)-Most fortucately for the Ministry, aod most fortunately for her Majesty, the cbaractrra of (he witnesses were not unirapeaclinble, and rould But stand Ihe lest of a severe scrutiny. Many measures, he thought, might have had a belter chance of success, and been adopted wilb more confidence by Ministers, bul, as it was, be did not tee how (he business could have been miuaged mucli worse.-(i.ou(i cfteer^.)-In saying this, he ilid no( admit that the innocence of the Queen had been established-{_His.tes.)-The greatest charges of the indeli-cacies Bgainsi hir character, had not been disproved- {Cries of "No, no; a lie'."}-They had heard a violent liaraugue by the.seconder of the Resolutions, that the thief was not worthy of his halter. If he were Dot worthy of his halter, he was uot a ihitf-(�aKr;A/�r.) Eorl GOJS'V rose'lo address-the meeting, and was received wilh several distinct rounds of applause. When it bad si^b. sided, be' ^sured the meeting that the manner iu which lie had been received on presenting himself to their notice that ilay, really overpowered him. He had wished to mike a few observations-many were nut necessary, because the RrsolulionS'and Address so fully and disiinclly expressed all (hal was required, that eveu bad they not been so ably and powerfully sopported by his (wo Hon. Frieu3s, it would be uuneccstary and perhaps presumptuous in him to trespass oo'their attention for more than a,few moments. But hecould uot belp expressing the high satisfaction which be had that day experienced; and next, a very few leinarks, aud few ihey should be upon the occasion, and tlie circumstances connected with ir, which had brought them together, in tbe Resoluttona which had been read, aud almost tiuanimoii-ily adopfed (wiiii ilie ain^ie eKc,;ptii�o, in briipved, ..fhis friend Mr. Ud;le!i;i, lhe,i;ill uf and Pe- n lilies, -vhicii had been iu long niidir lii^cMssion in lb,i House of Lurds, li.ad been properly (lpsrr;iK'd a. iinjiolilir, nniK'ce8'�ary, and unjust^-f Bravb, and land ni>plttusti.J- Every word of thai, dc-enptiu^i of ihe C:!! of fitini and Henallics in the case of :lie Uiieea, an ! -jr. i iVi-iiei.l destriu-lion of n.ills i,f I'njns and Penalties, lie sulisrnbed lo; but lhal Bi;;s of Pains and IVn.illies li.ive \irvn kno'v.i in ili ->l and imre.'st periods of ilie hisliiiy i>f our C-iisii'mIiijii iv.k a-posiliQii whirh he was ni'l prepiied lu di n-^{//ettr-, /(ear.) -All lie co'itendcd for, as a lnver uf l.r.frc) ^.n t sincerely allucbeil In ihe Coiistitiilion, ivj^. il,.t , enlnordinaiy an cTdeiisiun of power ci>ill-J i., vt-r ii* jnstiRed e-xcept in cases when ton.snlfrarin'i.i fvr Hie public aifely imperioosly re^uireil thai siuh prorc, d.ni's shoulil be adopted, and wlieo no olher measures would dii.- (.fp/i'oiuc ; - Why, then, he asked, w.is fii-^i procetdiilg n.-Boned to in the qiu-slitin uf her Majesty? iticre such ii necessily exi.iliug whtn the Bill uf'P.-.iMM aud I'eoa^lua against Ihe Queen was iolmduced into H.': Iloinf "f Lords? His friend {Vlri-Lidilell) had lohl ibera-lh.il ihc Miniatrra were juflified in their conduct, because, forsonlb, rnmouri* had hern circulated against her iVI.ijesly'.^ retmlaiinn There were tno Ihinas lo be consideied willi ri-g-nr^! lo iIjjI �ulijrri ; thefiistwas Ihc Irnth of ihe ruiMouis. ll wa< the dwiy i.t" Ministers lo have ascertained ihe IruIII ol ih'.i-^e reporls lo ilie fii-st instance, lo have satisfied llieoisclvfi lli;it they could pruve them to be Irue, and nut tn have ni-c;!'. ci'jd any opjinr-lunity io their power nf procuring nninipetnliablc evioeuc**, i'Tsleail nf relying upon witnesses wii.-i �t re considered, by Mr. Liddetl himself as luiwurtliy iifi-re-ni; whtreas, hud jii.dice been their object lliey would have liren fir.-^l certain of the tiittli of that lealimoiiy iipim wiiirli liny were abou^ tn advance such grave aod iinporlaiil chaigis. He charged Ministers, thenfure, with .i disregard uf Ihe iirinciples of justice and of the liononr of llie Crown. Bul Ihtre was this also (o be coilsTdered ; u-as Ihrie any-puMic necessity requiring that such a meusore should be br.mniil fnrward f Could it be asserted that there wur any dantjtr to tlie succession ? Coohl it be said thai liie conduri of ilie Qii^eu on Ijic Lake of Como affected llie imrals or' ihe character of this counlry in a degree which could rcniler such proceedings against her necessary ? l.^asl of all could this be allci;eil by those whu had olTered her 50,000/. a year oat of ihe public purse, to enable her to give full scope, lo thosi; viciou^ propensities wilh which they hidsince ciiarged li o long involved would he sufi'eied m subside, the Parliament-the first Farliarneul of a sew reign-a Parliament which, as had been observec^j by Mr. Lambton, had entitled itself by its liberal grunts to the approbation of the .Monarch-grants dictatid ralber by a desire to support th,f splendour of the Crown than by a due consideration of Ibe hardships under which tbe couutry. wa,j suffering-tins Parliament, at a muiaant too when alarm and apprc-hciMiou prevailed, holh in resptcl to-uur inteiuai and our external situation, and when something ought to have been done to Irauquijlize those fectidga-tbi� Parlia-

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