Courier, March 9, 1809 : Front Page

Publication: Courier March 9, 1809

Courier (Newspaper) - March 9, 1809, London, Middlesex _j|-Tr^''- i^l^ MakciiO. [Ffin cotnamnicalioa on the subject, and giTcn hint tlie ^. T^.T^W. " slip.of pfprr '^ith the names upon it. From ihe. JH^SHli^ tJ^LldXlBST. I uiu|�i U'Srijnony ofthesV witnesses, he thought it nuUt be agi(i-U(J t^iit 200/. was urdtretl to Mrs. encc, and paid to her in consc. ' qurl^ee ot a belief in the parties; (hat �t was bene, oi ""71:^^;,,,... r > v,-;*i ii�f..� ?. ficialiy excrtol. The heit considpralion was- twiduct oflftdpuke wlw ^ i "'l>i^ 'n�ke IJils comri^unication to the Duke tier ep'��"'^J^'|y;VTO^^^ I of I'ark?" Mw.Clirke ^lat.d.that shegd^chim fhe �.,yj|rof^;ii?6NEino*c*, �*ac'the House be j �'ip,pf paper with thfe,names Jntniioned by Ur. \CA'6\i**�*mttom. ' ; ^ rbyqne, which wM a strong corhiboration of the tt�ttfefFOilI> wis Bfiainst.tbe Gall hang, t ^^ct. Thcseminu�0 ilitenietils, h� had toobservr, Werii unnecessary for any pur])o&e thii wifncss mfght^be^suppfKed to entertain, ;and needed not \ii^WStk^�0\W wis againstithe Gall bang �.vfJanf^imheiAt of the Members, fjvticalarly i/rtnii* GjJBtlemcii wwe under the ocmsity of " M� VifeV�Vi^^'LI�'KVRE coiialilfirttl a�lM*iiU��idM* hi* duty; in Parliaaiettt �^Bitlilt da�y*�ivllfcer�fiTBM8 �!rotttiAtfiii'ti�iew, the attm. dsiire on rfie Assizrs was no-�;xcuse. lle.�a� for kcifing alirc the Call un'il the question was dis. poscil �>f, and however jusiiScd ho irtay he, he would uoi call (be attvntion further to what ho Ihought Very titiwarrantable procccdirtjts in other quarter;, bmbke if he did call their attention to UiestfbjittaHaded to, it must be to bring down ^the ptinijhweiitoC the HoiUo upon the parties^ - Mr. GUItWEN coincided wilh tne lUght Hon. � ' rhanteilcr, dnd trtisrcd that (he censure of threats \iithoiJt doors, woafd rrninil �ome lion* Gentle, "tftn within, that dirnJcnaceSlo delt-r Members of . Parlianiintirphi TOting as thiir ([Utlsciencc dlctaU 14, were equaUy improper. Tti� todUutt' was then agreed (o Without a di> Vuiw. tllE bUKE or YORK. > Ob Mfeotipn'!of Mr. Wauble, ihc Order of lhclVj,f( M5 lluyaV � UiRhftm the Dnke of York, wa� rtw�5r to faring'tKa mattet fairly before ihe tribunal which "^as tu'deriAj upon it. These indiilgt-ncfs were ' lOureihan emaiccoptaJtlf. to liirrf, since �'arly in (he b(hinmha.Imi the ratsFQitunoj from ill he&Ilh, itth'setheaiilof a.^orth.y ffctroncf ("Sir Frands KnrJelt),. which tpmtM baf�>bi.-tt{t of gceat ad rail' (ago (* Jiifiuiin prnseftt(in||: hi* �hjei-fi lie had � sho iw H'fnm^hisfratefvf acknawled):cmcnt� to hi� l^.ible Fil^nilf!.ontKoftrtone), wbfl, at the H-rynKiiBinvtwbeK nothing was talked of but the ^KTnim 1anikc of York; "�ftbttt>cry moment stepprdforward lo^hare with him (hat qdlutt: and (hit tcnoniioy. There was *ra�(hBr (hfnj^at whith he rejoiced ratremcly, arid tb^Wcry able lAatMor In whirh the ranse of the Duko i>i Yoik had beeh sup|]^rlcd.  Wis M;^�r.^ ihynneitated his being empoweroil by Mr. .R. Kni^httaoffer Mrs; Clairkit^00/* fottbp'use of her iBfluenecwIlb the Cbmmaildec In Chief to �x-rediia tin esebtnge,' and that he at^twally made �is offer to Mb. Clarke, giving berth* name of 'WepiittiM oh asljp of paper foir.that p�rposc. "l'''^*���Sht CorrBborMed thU statcmetit, and 8Mrd, .lhat.the 800/.. was paid ^oxi^ the eichainge t�j|M*rhl|f,|, Ihe GaacMe. , And Mrs. Clarke** pi�Ted, bcsidca eorrohoraVmg the te�tU ef tHeBtt�r�~wl�!eBsc%^th�t %kt M flm4c a have bfvn brought fdrward linjes she had per-feptly. rec\)liected them. A gth yvas r�(ffe# applying, app(;ared frooi' the officiaT d^cudienis, dnd that Cotdiiel Brooke was a bad subject, Mrfts clear ffoni the eridebce of ColuOet .Gordoo. -^He had served twelro years, of which he ht^d: been a'Cordet of Dragoons only four months, 4rid seveii years uponhdlf.p^y. - This wa� snjjiciettt to make the Uuko of York think him uoquaiified to Cumioand a regiment of' cavalry, and without 8tr**ng reasons he never could have acceded (osuch i reqjiifst. The account given by Mrs. Clarke of the Duke of York's going out of town, was cor. robi'ii-aled by Col. Gurddh. At this time., she stated, it was, that she thcTught the 100/. note was changed by hi* |loy�1 Hi^hness's Scrvaut. Pi.uon, heif buticr, states, that he receircd it the night bc^ fote his Hiiyal lIi){hllr.' Thyn'nc, and the gaz.ttiiig .the exchange, says* she cinnot (til, but that .She knows^ho time of (heyear. Dc. Thynneand Mf. K'.tight slate (he period to have been ab )ut ti;fee weeks, and' Mr. Ktti^t i.tys he wi-nt for the Ca> zotfc threeiTines in the whole. There wa.5Cfr(ain. ty SDine diltVreiice betweeii tli su wi'nussi'S and Mryal Hjghiivss .was acquainted with these and similar (rai)sacl4nis, could not bu di-iiivd, tfiua it was pnivcn by his' own hfind, when, in writing to Misl Clarke, he says, Clavt-ringis mistaken, my. angel, iu thinking that any riew re�{ime�tS arc to bo raised^.it is not inteildud, oidy secbnd Uuitiliurs t��, the eiist. i�:g corps; had lUcpefore bft�ci: icli,,hini sdj and (hat^}dy for him. To argiiCj after this; that thfe Duke of York did" not kTidw of (heste transactions, sccnii'd to him altogether iuconipreV hensiblei It was unnecwsary to ]gofil#Uicrlnto the evidence oif (his esse, and Ire would iio-w projceed-to the wridten documents upon the table. The apa does nnel Knight, of Ue 5lh Dra-Moan Guards, has already been determined on, in favour of BreVct Lieutenant.CiduouI Brooke, whose services hii Roynl llighrtpslien as they were now, when his R'tyal Highness said they must be favourably considered. What could crease so ^tcx*. a distihclion.? Colonel Gordon coujd aut'recol. iect i^hat accv^)Uitt be had obtained on his inquiries itito Colonel Broioke*:! services, nor froih whom h� gut any iiiteiligeiice on that head, which must appear -Jit'ic extnordinary to Genitcm^u whea ' e^tjwtrv'-qi^^ to ia%i Whw *tt^ ,ijf,*hB*3t^ itdT made an Otiicer elii>ibld to^ command a', nrgiiuent (if cavalry f He mast, by the rcgulad-ms of (hC Duke j of- �^ork himself, have served six }>cars in (he cu. #dlr^� Colonel Brooke had on'y s (OfinA his charge would not lUiaeh i:i thiS instance, he had been willing to give if up, and it was only at the dedirc of the Committee (hat it went on. Yet though there was no proofs of cor. rujxion in thi^ cos-, there was ample room for censure. Colonel Gordon alt owed tiiat.mauy of Captain Maling':i seniors were ready tn pimbase, t thetimc he was allowed todo so over their head-, and all the claims stated for-liim fur (his distiiictiuii in his favour *a*, his u'lexcepitDnalle i:()ndiK't in the. ollic-: of the Cominander in Chief. Was (b;s sulficient to rI)ear ever joined any ref{imi,n(. Col.Cordon had recommended him to Ihc Duke of York to bo put np�i,rv hair.pjy. He to a^n.mjpany over t!�e heads of niai.iy a goiul oflic-r, without service, and what ilieii \%asliis tUle (o i-.iduce Colonel Gordon i� give him this .recomiiiendation ? By an Act bf Parliament, which he had never hcird was repeal-tfd, no ofKcer could be plati.-d on, tl^.less he had joined his rejiiment i-id been iii seeverar hundred descrviug Officer?. He would not; go su far aft tosiy,Uiat he ought to hive got a regiment in ijrcfercnce to numerous Brigadier Generals, Colo, liels, and scidof Llcuicnant-Coloiiels ; he did not think ht dMerVcd so miich : and now that Gent, bad had lime to ^�,^flect 00 these matters, they would tee in Ixcse things a great abuse of a- power which ought not rested iii. any Commandtr la Chief whaievcr; . .  col. KUtf^CH'S liETt. The nclt ea*e to which he called (hfeir sfcriotw attention was the very sIroJJg one of Col.French's levy. The first witness in this wavCapt. Ilux,�-ley S�iden, whoic evidence went to shew (bat he had an. interest in the levy, and api-lied to Mrs.'Clarke to �se her interest with the Comman-iKX in Chief, not only for the original letter of yerrice, bat for. jnaoyfajrdurable alterations in it, during the-,|)togresi of many months. He then atMcdiar. Corn'* evidence, tlut he received 500/. for iheintrodncaon of the parties to Mrs.jClarbe, Andtbat he told.Saaden, Mrs. Claike Mid ;he conid reeoaqutndnQ ne but perions of character, whose bniioetimHst go ihrough the Wat, Office fike others; ^owlcr^s evidence was the nextj Highness wonld oUAet 4t�tJrotfe dot'disappttove j till such ih tive, andjHS fvuck4t mtlst �ppe�f^^���r considered^e tae�ni^| o^ the fftiw? Tl� Wat did�^�i|.��c^nt^f the i>�k� of Ytfrk beihg dhi ^rtnedltfr joenexi dtaot, the igent for the levf # �t�tok�to-ckef(|r to tHe.pAymfeot of SQQ("foc plate, lo Birkeit HHd Co; Fro* all these Ijt^-roboraiing tircuHtsiancte, it miMt, ib hisopieiony be granted, th*t a fee was offered to Mis. Clarke, accepted atid paid in burise^licitceoClhts ' parties Uelievit^^ ihe had performed tjjc^ li seci^ic^ by mean* of htr inflneouc with the Coutto^^^di^' iff Chief. The next point 10 bS considered, whether Mrs. Clarke possessed Ihe ib^e^^^/: ascribetl to her, and used it in this initahC'S i^j^ri-* Grant, Dowicr, and Jjaddcu agreed oil tbis'^^^i^/j and Mrs. Clarke stated, that she gare 'tfiti noti^-she received from Colonel French td tbe Duke of York. For months (hey were In tliehaibit of ^ seuiJingher money for the favour* she phitttteifot (hc^t, from which it was clear (hdt �hti ptjiisi-is^d ^ this influence, and used It io thell-behalf, tiere  he had c>tlled the'aftention of the H, sIm$ hiuljpresented the Jjajper to the Unkpof Yvrl() wiba-nfputd ciom'}^ wiib his irt]�esr|' sfnd telling liim'to call kf the-'WalfiOfiiw, fo> an answer. appeared, (ha! Mrs. Clarke^ kacw from (he Duke of York, what was to ba done at the office, and seemed as well aware (hat the oSicial course w^'i to be attended to, as Qok Gonloiv himself. I.A-((cr 3ls�, " I hope you will attend the Duko to:day, as Clint.m baves him on Thutsday, ami he has alt yutlr wriit(igs in hand : be wilt nJt 16ave his Oflide (ill six.*' From thi�^ the Hon. Genliemdn contended it was* clear, that MH. Clarke bad adibect co%imunica'i*�fi with' (he Oinie (hroUi^h thfe Duke of York, otherwise h *' Seiid hbi" docuhients of the exact num. Iter sent, itk order to shew Ihcin lo the Commander in Chief. On letter ten, the Honourable GentU-m^ln observed, it was very natural for Mr=. Clarke to suppose that Mr. Greenwood, if he Saw Sanden at the Opera acquainted with h^r, wou^d Ima^inu that he had some intiuetice with herj and by itientionin/j it to the D�ke of York, place him if> an a�kward situa'ioh, and perhaps oblige hini to piVe up the levy, which Wuuld be i.ti jiiriouSto both pariU-s. Of Utter six, li� observed, tiiiit it WAS a peculiar circnnistuiicc that no docU-iBenis were to be found on the table relative to the I subject ias clear Kcilid it on the authority bf Mr.^. Cljirkc alone, or of theDuke of York ttiroiigh hef, as directed lo (his letter. By this it U-as seen that Mrs. Cl.arkj iisamined pt-oposals for raising one thou-and men ill Germany, and made a report thereon to tlio Duke of York, acting^ in thi* iustunre, in the capacity of Comoiand-r in Chief herself: It Aias aho clear, that she had dune su from (his circum-itance, that she desirod Sanden (o wait upon the Duke of York to talk o*�r these very alti-r:t>i(H)Si !^he r&presetHs herself as haviug sug-ge9lt�l to hiiii, whith she would not have done liiiless she bud really held siitb a Conversation.- Tho next letter (i\o; 13)j stated, that tiie Dnke tif York was " very airgi-y with you (Sanden), foi: when he last saw, you, you pr. miscdr him 300 foreigUcrs, and yon have not t>roduced wnt. O yes, Mr; Sitidert is a pretty feilow lo dejieiid o/J.'l This was'-a piiSittve proof thatthe Geiuiua recruiting was carried on with the kBdwledgu of the U'tke of York. It wa^falso a ]>roof of Mrs. Clarke's knowledge of the proposals-made by SaudeO to the Commander in Chief, which she itiust have been made acquainted witb by'hisHoy-al Highness. After these letters, io additoii to~ the evidence hcafd at the t)ar, thure could be no dohbt dn Uie' mi Ad of atiy one thkt Mrs. CJa'ke possessed intiueitce over the Commander ia Chief, and nicd it oil this occasion.- ' The next point lo ! bu exatriined was, whether ibc Cummaoder iu 1 Chi f ktiew'of Urs. ClaikeV receiving pecuniary ; d'Ui^ideratioa for (be nse^of her tafluruce. Mrs. : Clarke asserts that she told him, bif( he would sup. poSfe that suph was nor the'case. Pot aJo'a(|' (tme ajipHeatiODB without snd were made; and hu WoUld ask, was it pusiible for his Roy^it Highness to a'ssigb any other reason for her c

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Publication: Courier

Location: London, Middlesex

Issue Date: March 9, 1809