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Champion (Newspaper) - October 2, 1814, London, Middlesex E C HI MP I ON: a ilontwn Weekly fournat. I,KT NOT ENGLAND PORREt HKR PRECEDENCE Of TEACHING NATIONS "C W Td I.I V K.-MILTON, ^^T?f? KliHnn of this P mer ignited, but is ehiefl>calculated for the Country Reafler. It brings down the Intelligence of the Week to the Moment before uV po�t-hourof Saturday.- A saturuay ^jiuomm^^^ Edition is calculated for London and its Environs, and eont.Vms whatever News may arrive up to Sunday morning, with Sntuiday'sjRa**!to. JLj_ SVJffiJr, OC1WBER 2nd, 1814. Pttce THE SFATK OF IRJEUVi*fr� Public attention j.n tins country has never been directed to the state of Ireland'with the intentness due to the importance of the consideration. We do, Indeed^ from a sort of fashion, call the neigh, bouring island, in common speech, a limb of the empire,-yet it seem9 to excite neither apprehension nor sympathy in our. minds,-at least njot in a due degree,-to observe in this limb many signs of complicated and virulent disease. This indifference, strange and unnatural as it may seem in description, extends itself even to our legislative assemblies, for although in these there are a few members wh.o devote themselves to Irish affairs with tntfch e&rncstrressy yet the impulse has -always-seemed very languid that has been communicated, by their speeches. The houses do n^!rpadily fill* on these occasions,-gentlemen shake their heads, and suggest that radical measures of improvement should be adopted,-but inthc mean time they are contented to leave the finding out and application* of national remedies to the secretaries of Dublin castflc, who take advic^ from the occupants of the police offices,-from the head thief-catchers and rebel-hunters. A little wholesome whipping and hanging is the sovereign4)anhcca with these men ; and thus it is that we find in the statute book, as the oaly results of the wisdom and humanity of our politicians exerted in behalf of a disturbed; and aggrieved pajit of tbe kingdom, those elegant and efficacious measures recorded under the yari-. ods nartnes of insurrection bills, extraordinary*po qucntly, of the worst class of the Irish, employed] in labour in England; and although thebarbarouY habits which they bring over, may render them, at first, rather prone to disturbance, \vc experience no difficulty in restraining their excesses, and in a short time wc turn to^6od account their peculiar virtues, while their vibes arc gradually eradicated, -We have heard it said, with as much philosophy as feeling,-u The Irish arcsuch ignorant wretches -what can you expect from them?" Then il ought to be the care of their government to have them instructed. To carry education, and with it comfort, into their wretched hovels, would be a task as honourable, and one would fain hope as .pleasant, to tlios,e in power, as that of laying them waste with iire, and punishing their deluded inmates with the sword. Again, it is sometimes averred,- " Thclf'pov&rfy niak'es'-'tnem desperate-the Irish arc a most miserable set, antf, as they have rio. tyranny to be practised ? We trust that, at the congress,"a resolution will be4attc'n lo demolish all the ports, ships, and arsenals on the B&rbary coast, pud keep on fool n force to prevent the^ renewal of the predatory system. SAINT DOMINGO. " It is perhaps fortunate for the peoplcof St. Domingo, (hat they have been placed under a necessity of keeping up large military establishments, though by in evil so great in its nature as'a civil war. They might otherwise, after the expulsion of the French, have fallen into a fatal repose. Safe for the moment in Ihe naval impotence of France, they might have laid aside their military habits, neglected to discipline their youth, and suffered their magazines to he empty or scantily furnished with arms and ammunition fit for use; for it is not without great luhour and ex pence, that,such means of w*r can be preserved in a service-able slate in that climate. The impending storm,, therefore, might have found them unprepared. At ----c- .--------j . the attention! of the government under which.they^l live. Although the most im^ortfttit regulations; affecting their revenue are proposed in, parliament towards the end of, the session, and hastily and �implicitly adopted by some thirty ov'Jforty fagsf[ .whose duty it is to stay in town to make h'oti^csj so 1S*w^%� the. uviftiste^jshal^w^t |he^^r-yeJt is but fair to say, that an'armjrof soldiers is Sfepti " ever ready to punish their excesses with the most prompt and exemplary ^severity. This, consider ing that we are not without use for our.troops in America, is a circumstanco which ought to prove to the people pf Ireland, that they arc of consider able consequence in our estimation. If theTrish complain, we call them disaffected: if they are tur-' can their glorious constitution do no more for the jj^.,^ ,my0 '9" cause, and ills striking to ,a penalties of offended justice have but few terrors !>eonIc wh�mJh?jr ?!\llr.S!s.V1'!.W�.u!.t!.rfprf8f'1?.^?/??^ cA. j t?__lvn ,,>,i., ,f T-ici. ��ao^.,�-.r l�arous and stupid, calculating on such'an advantage. for them? For the sad state of the Irish peasantry .phe fo|Iowi 'u an xljWl %nm an Mfn of/ft* our ministers ape responsible, and,tho facts they c0,ncil of state at Cape Franeois, now called .Gftne urge as apologies*re but so many proofs of their Henry, to their countryrtien, and. wo translate'it'from . guilt. "They'prqfcss to govern a country in which a well> written pamphlet of above 800 pages., "tteatly yve And every end of government unattained. printed in that city in 1^11 ; v " ^ $ven the police, .which is a very inferior depart- If these samq'eneyUep Vhpuldnot be ^urfeiied me.nl, is-so shamefully neglected in Ireland, that with the 'terrible experience they have had, an'dJf in ages, which would disgrace#an Alpine ban^ the. delirium of their rage they should brihtf back anew o;i our territory their battalions Ih'irstlnffo^ our blood, they will find at their approach, an entire People which has already mode trial or* its forced dis6jilii)ed anew by the. effect of its divisions,1%Mvf|i|fir�piiied "' "w outra^ dittL are perpetrated in open day, and thei,r per- ^new.^our ,e.J'' - .. . . . , ?. t km v f J> , A ^ ' b ood, they will hud at their approach an entird people petrators pass unpunished. Notices of death and ,,K;i,,,' Kno'0|rn0I�_____+-   v * j-'i^.i. *  devastation are s^nt to the tUvoted victims in due form1; and they are fulfilled with a terrible pjunctu- w'ui, perils add with bnltlcs', 'jn uti-' combat tliem-..i^Vjh�/Cottntr�.U'iby yrojul^ take b administer it. Does that deserve the jrtamej of goVernnienty ondcr which all arc discontented- | under which the peaceable and good are destroyed, and the desperate and criminal arc safe ? ed. bulent, we call them rebellious. In this way do we continue to treat a very considerable kingdom, �whose means are of the greatest importance to our, wclfare^antl that stands towards us in a relation that gives her a claim to our affections. The question is whether, instead of a perpetual series of severities, addressed to the effects of discontent, it would pot be hotter to devote a little pains to removing its cause: whether it would not be the shortest, as well as the most effectual way, to give at once due attention to-the affairs of the sister kingdom, -to inquire into her grievances, to probe ner wounds to the bottom,-and rejecting all temporary, and merely coercive expedients, to trace out u broad and fundamental system of improvement, which would destroy discontent by depriving it of the fjood.pn which it subsists. , It is in general just to conclude, when we observe in any country all the proper ends of government unattained, that there exists either much misconduct on the part of its rulers, or at least a sad erroFtin the system of rule which they adopt. ,We argue in this way when, w;e refer to the -state* of, foreign nations, and why should we not apply the ^atne principle in regard to what takes place .nearer home ? At all evepts^tlie (n\u$ of proof to? the contra-ry rests -with those, who have midertaken 'the task of regulatiiijg^thati' whichyoi* the face of it, appears tq be disordered.-iVIinist.ers d.o. not! give up the Irish as *a bad job--as composed ofi �materials-too inti'ac.table'to bo worked on by any tneans. They do ,not d^wibe the il ill of H-outl asa. piUap pf:|f erciilesiq ..legislation^ beyond w hichl it^n^riQt^^pjQpe^., A^n^if they ;d,]jd.,-, w.e would at .obeje recognise,th,e.falsehood of the pretence j .forj ihe ranks of-our.' army con tain a large pro po rti onj *of Irishmen,of whose deficiency in subordfnatiotK we/ne?eV, hear com|)liihtTpk(le, but wKo, on the* contrary, ,^re.allowed, tp/fortn.excellent soTdiefs;! W� frnd^ also,* many of the. lowest, and, cdnse-J t0 all Uus XTBACT Of A tlSTTSR ^ROMvA THV^^t^ll^^T �� Brooks. - I. now found out how dangerous it is for' those who would avoid a quarrel to speak in his Army, like this.per-at the mouth of tbe Tagus, the vessel.was. bo|rded by; son, who have J^een bred MP without any manner of tho crew of the Al^erine frigate La Liofine, who rotor, pritwiple, and having formed .unbounded h�pos of ad-bed both the captain and-passengers of -their  provi- ^ancemeut In llif^/v||)Uila(y-|irofeis.it>ti,. are now mint sions. The pigs they threw .overboard; the sheep;. dMConlen&d'-oii .seeing them ruined. Such men will they killed for their own use, apd the banditti were be dangerous till.they lake to some, settled meutiB of-only prevented from plundering the passengers''trunks obtaiping a livelijwiodi ,orarji hanged' lorlia*iog"-lii .\t]ia* When'the jcon- beculmt' not arr ed on Vl'feVr;vbWe to Gibraltar.where they du^ /^ursdailt'td an editt tsfujd 6n the 7th\�tlf^?| ivg ti'll^cJpiy,&}nh\ f^fied^ W0\ ^ papef paotiey ^moUnyt>ni5pO0m Outchmafr/lUd beeo completely-glutted, and the crew�' < 4 ,., ,�ir^w^jf* v � . \\ V, t �ish. But is at not disgfieful,torus.a;.tt .Baiio�ivaud| AVoduceU m^tliis'coUidry^by Br. iatious of Europe, m permit Morril|le; �Mler. � ( - - ^ " t

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