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London Pues Occurrences (Newspaper) - March 28, 1847, London, Middlesex l. XL\ I Numb 23. uk's Occurrences From SATURDAY* March the 28th, ro TUESDAT March the 3 ill, i747. Speech of fames Of-��q. on a Motion |an Enquiry into the Caufes of the Prog^els Jhe iate Rebellion in StttUnd. r��..... " � u ... j IF ever there was a Neceflity for I Parliament Inquiry, ifevetjthGrc cairbtf a Neceflity for anfofach Inquiry,*iiai.Ntceffity mult now exilr; and therefore I v*as Jut* prifed to lee the lead Oppofition roafle� ft/- this -Motion, When Mifcond\rct in our Pub&ck Af-not only lufpefted, but from the, Event it, and when by that Mifconduct the Nation ight into imminent Danger, furely icisdven, a Time for the Parliament to. inoujre jnfl? idu6t of oUr Minifters, tqat thofe whole nels ttt Weakneis hai brought us into this may be removed, and the management of ..jlick.Affairs put into the Hands of more r-mdre honed Chancellors. At fuch.a Crifisj , it ,be prudent to rtuft eur being brouglu impending Danger, to thoTe by whole ... 5? Wfckednsft ws had been hi ought into furely would in alK^fes be the Height �f rt when the Danger is fuch, that we been brought into ir, but by tbcOutnoft . or the blackeft Treachery, it would in that the Height of Mwtaeilto truft for oar 8* thofe very Meto� who had fubjeaeduW to anget. .lot tbh the Cafe. Sir, with refpeft to the lion? Is it pofflbfc to fuppofe, that from io ,a beginning, k-could have rlfen to JT** br/of t#er wirhfiitb-Sueeefs, without the moft !l Nfcgfeft, or the raOft unpardonable lgno� L -Hi thole whofr'6'ufiheis it was to; take are |e internal Tranquility 'of the Kingdom, and Jin thtTifce oU Fdrtlgn War, efpeciaUy a ^with France *nd Spain, d'Jght to hive been ithirn ufually watchful to prevent or flifle any 'Idrmtfctians? Whit Knowledge 6nr Mmi light birre of the CirctiAftrtces of their- n* Jouatry, I fluff not'determine; but f a* F there, was not a Gentleman in the King'ddai e*tr�pplie
.vc kept two or three of our Sh^is always cruaing a-raong the Weftero" glands, and upon the Wef-tern Coaflf' of swliM > to h**t polled moft, if not all, the Troops we had in Sc*tl*ftl at btver-utfu and to bave^tovided Magazines, of Arms and Ammunition for the WeU in tbac Part of the Country. Our Qruiaere would have preveftted the People of any of the Weftern IjttWs from thinking of taking Arms ^gainft the Governmeqt. or would at Teaft have prevented its being in. tbeir Power to get over to join theit Friend* upon, die Continent; and if the few Troops that were left in Scnlfi bad. been poffed at Wm//, and Arms pax io�> the riahds of fucfi of tKc People as we coBld certainly deppni on, the PJlaffecled could never . hav* Sot to any Hea4. even fupnoting they I bad reiolvaT. to majee fu?h aa Atjempn Bur, I am pVrruaded^itftbefe M��fur�. had been taken, none of. xhe QMaffe^ed would ever have thought of giving die Government; try Diftnt-b*nce/ nor would^ |ho PretaJa's Son have �vec thbbght of taddiog in any Part, of the ,Briiifh aomftlldii^ without ^uch a Fprce as it was io�* pojKbte foft the htneh to fend -along- with him. lWead of taking aljf fuch Meafures, Is/ I ha ve~ mentioned,we^a^not To muchas^one:Cmizer fb-tiohed among the Weftetn Iltands, jftr was the leart Care taken to provide the We**fi*eaed with Arms or Ammunitions and asto.tbj?-few Troops that were left 'inScttpiiik eacept a, yery &nafi-G�-rifbh ithvp^tluutt, fcarcelv luffieient for,defending the Place,, inuch lei's for Keeping the neighbouring difafftcledPeople in Awe: I J�yt except this Garrifon, the whole of the regular Troops left in 9#tU*d were dfawiiaway to the South, wbere wc could not be Under'.theicall Ap.pr�henfioo of. any Infurreftion orlqvifion. Thjs^pnduc^of ours, with regard to' tbe3iorth Qf4eml$?d, was> certainly, repreferitcd m irs true light to the Court of Funce, by letters' from the Prtttndtr'i Friends in SCefU�4) and. by this .that Court*�as�aa�ur�ged toegulptbe Vqdn^^rrtwder io&tb^�spe4Hioi!. wttich has n$y T>red fuch Confufioa among# us > for whatever may be pretended, I am coavkiccd, the Court of htnci? underhand,, fuftynjed him with Montfy for tbit Expedition. They thought it ficlj Xr^sdintick Undertaking, that.tuey would not appear Openly to liave any Hind in it j and it was lucky for us they had fo bad an Qpinion of it} for, notwithftanding all the MonejL we pay for Setiei Seivicr, Jhrm afraid, durTrueingence is not fogood, but that the BrtiUb might have fent, from fonae of their Weftern Po ts, a Fleet, with � or 4000 land Forres aboafd^ aloog-with the young frttnitt tp, iutUad.' A,iiozen afTranf-ports1 would have been fufficient lor Pur-pjafc.ajuhi Squadron of three or feme Men Of War would ha>e. defended them agamft our Cruisers. Such 4 Fleer, 14afr tbef-migbt^ perhaps, nave luted out from one Of tbeir Weftern Ports, before bade ciihiftances that Country was left in.''rke.iSeiiel-o the ?t�ny^7llading even -wirt 'fuch a Force, could have^iven us very littie Diftttrb�xKe; -he*. UPh ^W*�ft��F- w^retotaeSouitb, ^^^^msd^mm^^i^m)^ few to have JoTned themi and our Regular Troops, or tbc well afl^ftql in�l�t llac�T^00FS,upQn orfupppK^l -ha ve tai^AalrkTri ox i iM^r, vvTbeiGDnfe-p|baW*bayg beany tNurzhe g,xheapelves not joined an , ^25 were proper lor prefervmg 'our do-' icftjck Tranquility * Thofe' who know that t^c^'jwalnft^fe, Aa*�ven|up pofiftt drey Md lin^d .jn ^at>; Counwy vbete thyRlfcei!bn^Vl^'out.^6pt,xftgular Army, hid' Men pof#a a^ft^f^Rd a|^e |rieads.ot fWfi �o#pfoundVery few kjr^'join rtem,evetf ta4a�TSofcntry > beVs aififwaroA molt generally pwtt&s f *tca�fe o^t Arjnv |�r*fo |tear i M*a0a.^#ifaa^edimoftfiWg 1 they w�uidbedverpieK^tfoetort, Wtvm, femble in atty great Body. " ' ' S*,X:Jc. �ir>iit wasfoietythe defenfefefe^onffirlotj ,t�; Country was left in, that en Carefhould hav? j^e* taketiTtrhave the.Militia of th,e: Country wen, provided with Arms and Ammunition, and ready to aflcmble and march againft ady that fnould chre tb appear againft the GOVERNMENT Tte pands ffaould likewife, as I have, fa id. been, taken Care of, by ftationing fome of our Men of* War amqngft tbera, becaufe io moft of tbem we Could not depend upon the People} and thefe Men cif War fhould have had Orders to give Attention to what was doing amongfc.t1ie People, and to fend Advice to ^vx-Willum, if they faw an Appearance of any Commotion, which Advice mighteaf?* lvfiave been forwarded to our Army at invtrtuft. Thefe Precautions were neceffary, becaufe we knew tfiat moft ofthe Weftern Iflands, and a great Part ofthe oppctfite Coaft,. were (n the Poflefflion ot Gentlemen very much fufpe'ifted of difaffe > and whobad-an abfolute Command over a People IWed" to Artis, and always tbo ready ;crm*Ve ufie Of them againft our prelebt happy Eftabliffi'-* m�nt. And not to make ufe oi'a'ny of thele Pre-catreions, at a Time when we were in open War , both wirb Frtnce and wast I muft fry, an ;ur�paftnWwbfe Neg;ka fn t&ofe, whole Duty it Is to^fthover/tTRj to prov^le for the Prefcrvati-oa of owr'domeftidt Traoqullity. ffho* wbat-I ha^e hitherto f�id, S}r, more properly feWtes to the Rife than the Progrefstf the RebeiifenJ-yet f thoughtiirieceffiry to expi^itt the defencekft Condition in which the North of S(�f /*��f ha* been left, beciufe. the progrefs of the Re*-befiioa ?�,'rn my Opinion, chiefly owing to^^the fam^Cauie:-1 mean, a toul Neglect of the Acairs of tMrCotintry. We; not only neglected to take any of rhe-Precarurionsnelceflaxy for preventing*' Rebellion* 'but aftet it" was b�g\iri,, prat lea ft after.'. we-bad^n iVccoant Of tifc young Fretehfrr's Landing, we-for fome Time negfeded to take any proper Method far'putting i Stop to it I cannot be particular as toDites, but. I .mud fucpofe. that the votnrt^^bifar landed in the Weir iitsatUnd a^Out theijjfiddVoffaty, betfiiife the.Efagigement betl waen-h^iafrjefty'* ship -fteT/M, and the Man of War he had for his Convoy, happen'd upoh the ^th of tbatMoflfb 5 �id as the Frigate he was In, proceeded directly upon, her Voyage, it is prdba bie.. ht'hnde^ijKtbiniu or. eight D*ys of thax Time. As to, particular Day onvrhic* our Minivers here Bad an Account of bis Landing. I cannot be pofifiye; but I have been to U, that chef had an Account or' it by Expcefs foon after his Landing. What,then was proper:,fo� them to do? Our Regular Troops were then, as J have laid, all in d* South otStitisxJ, andc^nfegaeridy at too great,a Diftance to crufh cf>e .in Ji*s-fr*irjCfi 1 b^infjprpp^pjrdflfSjhe^ofeftttOfhiBO. ^ottio-^Jf>6%s t^oj^fcoi^lsv^tbat'afonenfmideriog lOHetd^of the^b^beSafpe * he ivdrtoenavKe theiu. Tlho ir Was that|4vile4^.C*F^aa*�e^Sh*rk
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