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   Courier (Newspaper) - May 10, 1809, London, Middlesex                                ^ ^^^^L(000^1^4^ Bl'T^, 7^ ^.i&uriiee& pJesStid �o appoint itobert Snfim, Soc]w�rt, c�itafct'l�ft4rt*c*f'fwV^6;'20i and Jua-' a>, M twn, at j22i|>jl^ntK'-IUiiIr'Shid(I*^ 4troerr,(le:it i,. '�H�*ra; MeggVion, Nu. 9d, Jlaitun- Norwich, wine iiKl iKirtniT^, . at t)�rKiii�'* . ,jipu{< N<'r�*(^''^^ t'S^i Messrs. >imniMin and Kack^ '       N(�r�5<^vn'lJ WindM,Smi, and ilultiiway, '     Ilr�e.V� Umih if-C*i jfakaf^tt'Ti fJnp'jiHn, maMm, di-aVr anil chnpiiiart. Maj' \ftrl'M�nun, Cliuroh-row, Aewiiigtoii U�Ms. j^B-Boje^. jMin�RfId^l T aixi /bapinaii. May .IJ,      at tt-ii^ ami Jkiic -Jo, at one, at  Guirohall. r."iitloii.  Altbniry; Mr. J}uvill, >cw Uridgew jiwki MolsuM, t;hri-1cJiurcb; furtHture-lirokor, tlpnliT and ' ' ritoroin, WayJS. it, iual June'iO, at irn, at (iiiildhall. rafibni had beeq. Cdnfij^ai Upoci tJiem tK<�t M�*u4 had aIrea(ty.cot�fe^t(^%fie'hij5h  fj'i-st-j.r. To thosi'y twij ikhajMUi the cuait^^yUail ra.\svd ibe progdcSt rhunumtfiW, the mult'tiistin^ and eiu Hdbia jht'iriorL-il iKat a jiist scnso of the .ini�rit disim-giiishod iperitciiij^diiciatf, or ihemost fuiiooHtSjiT. ~ <�f such pirsons, tu pronuttiici' .pitig-iipMii those ptrsiins auceof 25,000 FrVnch troops from Portugal,' to f wotiW iiotrasily be ernsid fr-m'llie'public mint]; a �4).irt of France"mHch nearer for colap'ra'idn ! It wohM berctneftibfreJ 4).irt of f ranee mHcrt nearer for co-op ' wiih the French �rmy in Spain. If Spain h,ulti..rii the ubijuare object of the expedition, PikiuJiI was not ihi- point to 'Which it sKoolJ" first ha�e bivcn dJri'cti - ; because Jiinof, who had no iDfans if St'iiiliiig �f�op< Jo supprv-'ss ttn insurrocfiuo at Bad-ijoz, could not"march to the a�is-ancc of tlie Frpf.ch in Spaiti ; and if our expedifi m had bi-m sont direcity to Spaiti, we.miglitafterwards aciom ni�m�stcrshire, " - *'fSm3eiife^r;Veiikr�na.c�^ :W, a"'l J'"' H!irtlrtri, afib-,  wiiiNt combat. ill which ta";e it miij'.t have preTcitled (he escjpe of : Bonaparte from Spain ; or the British troops should ; bayikhci-n sent to the South of Spain, where they mighfjhsre taken .jp()St with the .^uria Morena in j their front, the GuadafqtiiTer on on* lUnk, and ; the arsenal anJ furtress of Cad z in thoi� r.ar, he. ; sides o';r own im(>resnable position at GibrJ'ar. ! It appt'ared that ftlinbteis l��dsi;nt the a'ruvy to the h Soufb when fhey puQht to hate sent it to the North, and to the North whciv ihey shQuld hate st-ntit Co'; thbSontb.   His object, therefore, vras-�6 prove that iiig them. But it was not ro the C-Id niVthle, ] they had shewn them unable to cxicnte their own fo the lifeless wonHmetit whieh may hare been .[ projects. Trie Noble Ij)rd then took a view of c.-ccte�}, or to the disti.iguished inscription \i mayj thr stare of Spain in the la.stsumuur ; v,hinap;)!U bear, ithat they wer*,' to biok fof the fharacfer of : cations for assistance had been made liy s.ime of the. .*wr J. IVloore. His mniMiment ^^as i!le croutid up- i provmces in 31ay ; Dnpont had snrrcnderejl in July, on which he felK That it vv.-\s which bore testimony t(� his fame, lirinij moutunrut andJoscsphnonapartehadcpiitiL'd Mailrid �biiut the But he had a still more enviable 'i lyt Anjust. On the^thSeptctnbe, too, the F-mpcror rut in the b:easts of thosti brave j Napolu.n, notdisi;�islng hii views, had declared, troops, among whom as he had ever liVedj to he i Tn his message to Ids senate, liis intent ion to con iraUSR of T.6kDS, Ti?rsoA.V,'Miti' 5. �twJ r-lVEilPbOFj mo�ed tfce Order  �rtu-\:'- ;^esi6 Minister hcfi', for'�h� rcpjvme.nl, and as-.i^ 'i^^^ fcTctiHcs of Ma�Jeir�  as the sccuriiy, '�I ' "iiotiM btJ-rcturncd from the'BraiilsMvtth the ratili-�   'iaticti , h ttcirtcaiim �f F^i-a titranpford of about 80,000/. : ti^ 8 second adTtincc to an etpial amonnt had been lijicc made.   Of {his sum about uO,000/. had been '   '^i^tgetl in Ihe Aiiny Kxtraordinaries, having been ^^rrp�l in consequence ofprdcrs'frtjm the Kritisli l^ernment (u aiford every tlegree of faciiity to %ttSk Porluguests as were desirous of following ttet6ituncs of their Sovereign.   This sum being iWicfcd^ theremalnilcr would be repaid out of ,fteJrftcndctl Loan.   His Lordship concluded with 'moving an Addrc.>'5 expressing their Lordships' rea-dinejs to concur in tarrying into cllect the jiur-" jtHC of the. Message. th&iJukeaf NOKFOLK said he most cordially ioncttrfiH! In the intended aid to our r if w;:� not right 1-nnJer the actual circumstances; that MorIa, whose (hat this oiiiiry .�:i!fiild have afTorded all the as- ! intrigues for the surVender of Cadiz, aruf the licet K�iiswcrinr---� qvtwfioTi froin Lord Bucking-,iiiS($>hAC): Euttiifi�^it*aaii stttettthat the Con. "�entiun rrkrrtfijfexislusiVcly to the imbjpct of ,a I OL Ihen moved the second ; T^tlittg oftiiC'MilitVa^ompIctitiiv Bill, which, after '"few (ibscirtatioft� 6y Lord FiTiivir.M.t�i, the Marquis 9rifetjr.r/Aii* Lo^ HxnnwtcKE, Lord 3to�SL\�i, aflttJiOi^-ijEr.KniK, was read a second *iine, andordcrea'!& be romtnittcd tw-morrow.- HOUSE O/'COMMONS. .inrd TKMPLK, in rising to sulmiit the minion si>tance which Jier jne;j!)s CTialil-ii her in thes-ipport of the S{)ai�i>h c.iiise. If these illie* were incap.ible by their o'vn councils to i;uard their own interest-, his ;Vi,:(e.sfy's Minister.'; siiould not li.ivc iinliy lo piomole the ge-ncron� cause-but.one icgret was felt that we ouUl not all participate in (he �>iofions striii'gle.  When under such citCHinstanccs his .\Iaiest)'s Ministers undertook to assist Spain, if there had been any nun in the Cotinlry base enough to renrct that the (ask had not been left fu (heir.political opponents his revenge was complete.   The fust, act consisted in the cxpediiioii lo P.irtuga!-that specimen oUhe Noble Lord's power of i-oinhination, in which General bad been sent afierCrcncral,in suih unaceuunt-able but rapid succession, when neither was acquainted wi�h the [ilaii"'* or in'tntcinns uf iheother, and when the manner in wh�ch the who!*' had been conccrt.d andexeruifd had made a mnr^cty even to the enemy whom we had beaten.   This was.tlie firstelfurt of his Mijestj's Mmisfers; the second was the dir�-ciion of tdc British army towards Sjiain.   And here he must observe, that those who cou'^1 not justify,  but  wished  lo excuse '-ofishicU be Iwrt giv�n notice, observed, that now j the Convention n'this point he had remonstrated.    But, to shew lliat the Noble Lord hu'>sal of the Govcrn-. mcnt, ftjt �he purpose of assisting to promote the j '   .greatest object thai had ever, in modern titne.'?, been presented, ftir accomplishment ; ho coaccirtiny drcpa of hfobd from his Majesty's Ministers ; and the twisting, shifiiuij, and winding lhat had been resorted fo, in ofder to k� p ihcm out of (he pUblir vieir.   At first 'hey were represented as privntc ; but would aiiy Gentieinan noW look at t^ese letters, and say, without blushing, that they w.re pr.TateI Had tbcy. tU^jjftrlc private ^pan theni; and < t answer tkepirpose f.r which ihoy were calie.! f.>rj that they contained no i^fllrma(ion tiat woi:!J b^ of the smallest advantage to the ilist-ussion.   i',,it would any man, now that think ^od the |i^)ujie hal got these bt'eri;, state that thtf were tKlt portant, or (hat (bey hai not bt?cn the t-ause of the advaijce of Sir John Moore into 8p*l�, and -f (he disastrous retreat uhich ensued ? H(r hoped ihjt they shouK"! n .tagain hear that the diviled state of Sir John.Moore's aTtny was to     atriiiu'ed to t'Hat'Genci'a!.  'W'.ifn he recollccrrd the auspice.s under which the Right Ut>iT. (ientlwnan (."vlr. Canning) bad commcnerd his yolitjeai rare-r un- e surprised fo find h:iu casting (he blame from himself *iipi>n that Ofit-i cer, who enjoyed Sir. I'i.t'.s confidence, therein following the examjjJc of his colJeaffues.  who shifted (he blame iiniformly upon (he OfiiCt'r=i they emplo3-cd.   fie ci;nicnded, (hat (I-o coersc Sir .Tohn .Moore had taken was t'e only one he could with proprii-iy resort to; and it "as owinw to the tardy measures of Ciovernmen�, and the dirtic'.'.l. tics presentetl in the line of march he was compelled to pursue, that he found liini^elf with a di-vi'edarlnyiiu front of the enemy.   Sir.!. .Moorj complained  of want of communication with the Spanish Generals, and want of i.formafion from the Supreme Junta ; upon whirh .Mr. Fiore ro-monstrated, adding a little asperity of ffis .)wn, in language little suited to the ehararter of a Mini5t;-r at a Foreign Court.   'I'he Noble ijord then proceeded fo review the conduct ami character of A; Charmilly, who, he contended, catiUf )Mt hav  been employed in the coiitidential manner l�y Mr. Frere, as appeared by the documents, if i�e had not been recommended (o him from home,   if.he hid been so reconitneaded, .VJioisicrj, �?i > nov* disclaimed him, were (t� blame ; if he hid !Ht ?ilr. Frere was to blame for emplyin:.,' ; ra;:i   witft^ whose character hi; must have lierti .x nii.iini'-d;- Vet this was (he rnaii whom Mr. Fr.:e (ie.siri('. tu be examined before a Council of Wt: : fhtr-hy prcsiimingto appealfromthe (Jcner.il 1 > j ? aru y ; and to attempt tocoiitrou! (hejudgmcnt < ! ai of-(ircr intrusted by his Sovrri ijn witn be eiiriiTntnd of a large army, by r.fereiueto the opinion of s'.e.h a character.   He only vrondercd that lii-- iVsnjes. (y's Ministers had not b.en an.xious lo pn.dure thi.s correspondenrb of Mr. Frere, if -only to ; rov* that there was one  man in existence, who vroitld act like themselves, who h.Ml the same want of in-formatioti, the same inacliviiy, the same watit if i-'idgment, sagaii'y, and foresight.   It was not at all surjrrizinn ihiit the Right lion, (jfutleman (Mr, Canning) slunild wish to concen! the corrtsp-. nd. cnce of a Gent leman wiio hori-snch a r; sembiant'e lo h'so�n siylein temper, conc.l'rttioo, and urfia-nity, as not to he like the corre'ipcn-icnc" of any Minister who had ever fi!Ied the sfrti'ioo which either of them held.-(//e�r, hcnr!)~'Y\.o pnpil sometimes rivalleil anil outshone the mas'^ter, an>;ienfed �i(h ini:(h ii'.d..:;!-.^. lion upon ih'j i!ui>'coroMS .-;nii unbectiniii'g lati^ii.-.'.e of Mr. Frere, in '.5 jefler, ilated i'.iiavera h R i-na, 3d of Di'ccniher, to Sir .iohii .\loorc, as Ian. giiaite which couKl not l;c used �)tli ]jro;irieiv fcin one equal toanofher; and declared, that thoutih Mr.  Frere was the last man he cT/iiid Mippose capable of b-ing intentionally false to the iriierrsis of Ills country, yC by hi� iucapHi:ity he h.i.'. .aided (he projects of the enrmjreffn more (hati (!oy could by (leasou,   if the (Mnsecuei-.ce  had   not been averted by the ability of Sir John Alowre.- Notwithstanding all the difiicolties against which >ir Jo'/iu ,\ioore had to conten I, nolwl^HlKplffiir lic had leceived no ins unf of (he Spanish oflicers, yet he �as ifeleroiin-.-.!  to   p;:t h.mself in the way of  forta-.e.    The  m^rrh to Madriil was impossihl>�, after the Frenc'i   had se Zed the piss of Soino Sierra} but s'iJI lie c  fli-ci (har �as ralcn-lated from it.   This luovrrji. iii was attended with considerable daogiT, and the rapidity of ,he re. tr>-at alone sctiin-d the\r-t'malns of tlie army.   It appeared (hat MiiiiStePs at (hat time hal never jhought of Ferrol,'Hie second naval ar.'?. rial of Sp.iiti ; ;ind the great accession of naval strength . which the enemy had gained by tliaf cinqui-st was Giving to the remissness of our .Vll^isters.   The battle of Corunna, iudeeJ,  alfonled a iirilliant instance of what British valour ran  do  under every possiMe di.scouragemen<.    'I'ne trowps, ih^' brokcti down  and ;iisor^an:z d by misfortntic, Sujiported the n:i1itary cnarjcter of the ctjuuiry. It w:is to the Ministers of t!,1s country aHine that we. must look for the causes of (he f:u!:ires in Spain. The Noble Lord ajmear.d to be pror.undly i^no. rant not oniy of the forve fhaf" was fo be r�sistid, of tiw foice of the alilfS which were to he asjisfed, but a'so of the force which be himself had sent out. \V!;eo;Sir JoiiO Mi.ore.wrote !o L ird Castle/, reagh that ha had but 26.00Q men, tha Noble they had giVcu ol theiif tigotif, sras the'convey- j'Jlewas sure t.'ie imprtssioh they -lust hare made    J-vfd �rotc in aoswL-r, " Jiow can you talk" to   

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