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Bingleys Journal (Newspaper) - July 27, 1771, London, Middlesex iu i From S A T U ft D A YI July to S U ft D A Auguft To J U N I U O U have difappointed when VI told you that furmife and gene in however elegant ought not to pafs for I evidently hinted at the reply which I expected but yoahave dropped your ufual and feem willing to try what will be the effect of furmife and general abufe in very coarfe lan Your anfwer to my letter which I was and modeft has con vinced me that my idea of a inan is much fupe rior to yours of a Of your former let ters I have always faid materiem I do not think fo of the prefent the principles are more deteftable than the expreffions are mean and I am contented that all thofe who adopt the one Ihould for ever load me with the I appeal to the of the to which I have ever directed myfelf I believe they have it though I am fometimes half in dined to fufpect that Wilkes has formed a truer judgment of mankind than I How of this I am that there is nothing elfe upon which to place a fteady and low and addrefling their prejudices and may be the fitteft means to carry a particular point but if they have not common there is no profpetl of gain ing for them permanent The iame paffions which have been artfully u fed by an honeft man for their may more artfully employed by a difhoneft man for their I defire them to apply their com monfenfe to this letter of not for my but their own it concerns them moft for the principles it contains lead to dif grace and and are inconfiftent with every notion of civil The charges which Junius has brought againft are made ridiculous by his own inconfiftency and Ho charges me pofitively with a new ia fupport of and with endeavours In fupport of the minif terial of And he affigns two incpnfiftent motives for my conduct either that I have folaniykif to the Miniftry or am inftigated by the vindictive malice of a eitherthat I am influenced by a fordid defire of gain or I am hurried on by perfonal latredand blinded by rtftnlnuot Ia his letter to the Duke of Grafton he fuppofes me actuated by both in his letter to me he at doubts which of the whether in tereft or revenge is my motive however at la ft he determines for the and again pofitively aflerts that the Miniftry have made me promifes yet he pro no inftance of nor pretends to have any intelligence of a minifterial connexion he mentions no caufe of perfonal hatred to nor any reafon for my refentment or revenge nor has Wilkes ever hinted though repeatedly When Junius is called upon to juftify his lie he cannot defcend to have altercation with me in the news who exifti only in the news who acknowledges he has attacked my character and thinks I have fome right to an ex planation yet this Junius cannot defcsud to an the news papers and he cannot defcend to an altercation with me in the news he fends a letter of abufe by the which he finifhes telling lam at liberty to publijh This to be fure is a moft excellent method toavoid an altercation in the news papers The proofs of his pofitive charges are as ex He does not pretend to any in telligence concerning or to know more of my conduct than I myfelf have thought proper to communicate to the He does not fufpect me of fuch grofs folly as to have foliated or to have written anonymoufly in the nevs papers becanfe it is impoffible to do either of thefe without being detected and brought to Junius fays this who yet imagines that he himfelf written two years under that fig and more under others without being warmeft admirers will not here after vyithout being brought to But though did never fufpect me of fuch grofs folly as to run the hazard of being detected and brought to hame by anonymous writing he infifts that I have beenguilty of the much groffer folly of incurring the certainty of hame and detection by writings figned with my name but this is a fmall flight for the towering Junius He is far from thinking meanly of my though he is convinced that I want judgment and can really refpect Saw bridges tho he declares him to be fo poor a creature as not to be able to fee through the bafeft defign conducted in the pooreft manner by a man whom he does not fufpect of grofs and of whofe abilitieshe is FAR from thinking meanly I Should we afk Junius to reconcile thefe con and explain this nonfenfe j the an fwenis ready j he defcend to an alter in the news He feels qp reluc tance to attack character Of any man the throne is not too nor the cottage too tew bis mighty malice can graip boA extremities he hints not his zccufations as or inference but delivers them as afltf tions do the accufed complain of he ack ix wledges they hare fome fort of right explanation if they afk for proofs and he begs to be excufed and though he is no where elfe to be he cannot de fcend to an altercation in the news And this perhaps Junius may think theJ refatfment of a this fkulking aflafEfia tion he may call In all things as in this I hope we I thought that fortitude Lad been a mean Twixt fear and famnefs not a luft Or appetite of offending but a And nice difcernment between good and Her ends are horlefty and public And without thefe he is not Of two things however he has condefcended to give He very properly produces a young lady to prove that I aifl Hot a man and a my to prove Oliver a Poor old foul he read her bible far otherwife than Junius me often found there that the fins of the fathers had been vificed on the children and therefore was cautious that and her immediate defcendants mould reproach on her pofterity and they leift none low littlecould flic forefee this feveffeof Who vifits my pqlitical fins Upon my grandmother do not charge this to the fcore of malice in it proceeded iririrely from hispropenfity to blun der that whilft he was reproaching me for in troducing in the moft harmlefs the name of one he might himfelf at the fame in ftant introduce I am reprefented alternately as it fuits juniuss under the oppofite charafters of a glaoay and a man pf politenefs and am called a felitarj in order to con firm the notion mej in Wilkess anonymous that I never laugh and the terms of politgneft and goodbuatoitr oh which am faid to have lived heretofore with the ytung are intended to confirm other of in which he is fuppofed to havft offended me by refuting his Ridiculous yet I cannot deny but Junius has proved art unmanly and as clearly has he has hewn me corrupt and vindictive and I will tell him more I have paid che prefent Miniftry maay vifits and comfrlimenfi as ever I paid to the young hall all my life treat them with the faati polittnefi But Junius begs me to believe that he mea ures the integrity of men by their not jy their Sorely this Junius mull imagine his readers as void of understanding as ic is of Where fhaU we find the Jandard of HIS integrity by tuhat are are to fteafuje the condu3 of this lurking aflaffin iand he fays this to whofe conducl I could perfonally has been as and and public as my words I have like concealed myfeif in my chamber to hoot my of the window nor contented to view the battle from but publicly mixed in the engagement and fhared the To whom have refufed my name upon complaint of injury What printer have I dtiired to conceal me in the variety of bulinefs 1 have been where it is Tiot fo eafy to be which my can he arraign To what danger has any man been which 1 have not faced informa death What labour fiaye I refufed What expence have I declined What pleafure have I not renounced Ju to whom no eonduQ meafures the integrity of men by their not by their proteffions himfelf all the while being nothing and thofe too anonymous the po litical ignorance or wilful falfhood claimer is extreme his own former letters juftify both my conduft and thofe whom his loft letter abufes for the public meafure which Junius has been all along were whom he attacks and the uniform oppofer of thofe mea fures has been whofe bad actions and intentions he endeavours to Junius if he change his abufe quitting his loofe hold of interejt and re accufe me of vanity and call this defence I own I have a pride to fee ftatues de and the higheft honours conferred for mea ures and which all men have approved whiljl thofe who counfelled andcaufed are execrated and The darknefs in which Junius thinks hirnfelf has not concealed him nor the ardfice of only attacking under thai thofe he would pull down whilft recommends by ctber thofe he W9uld have promoted ctifguifed from me whofe parrizan he When Lord Chatham can forgive the awk ward in for the fake of the pub he was dejignedly placed by the thanks to him frm the city and when Willss name ceafes neceffary to Lord Rockineham to keep np a cla mour againft the perfons of the Miniftryj with out obliging the difterent faftions in oppo fition to bind themfelves beforehand fo iOme certain poin and to ftipulate fome preeife ad vantages to the public ani may mofe whom he how abufes expeft the ap of The approbation pf the for our faithful theirintercft by endeavours for thofe which nave made us as obnoxious the fadions in oppofi oppoi tion as to thofe in isnot per haps to be expected till fome years hence when the public will look and fee how fharae fully they have bees deluded and by what arcs jjiey were made to lofethegolden opportunity of jWeyenting what thtfjf wUl frrely Change of without a material change and without any fecurity for a totter ing But what cares jfnnius for the fecurity of the tfinftitutiott fie has now unfolded to us his dia poiical As a public man he muft ever condemn any meafure which may tend even acci dentally ttgratify the Sovereign and Wilkes is to be fupported and affifted in all his attempts fna matter how ridiculous or milchievous his pro jects as Jong as be continues to ie a thorn in the Kings Jfde I the cauje of the country it feems in the opinion of is merely to vexthe King and any rafcal is to be fupported in any roguery j ptovided he can only thereby plant a thorn in the the vety extfemitypf and the laft degreeof political Be Lord Chatham has been illtreated by the and treacheroufly betrayed by the Duke the latter is to be pilljw on which Junius will reft his refentment and the publicwire to oppofe the meatiifes of government frpnl mere motives of perfonal enmity to the So are the avowed principles of the who in the fadeletter if ever he fhould be convinced that I had no but jtodeflroy he fhall then be ready to do juf tice to my and to declare to the world that he defplfes me fomewhat fefs than he does at had I ever acted from perfonal affediea ffiouidjuftly be defptfed but wljat does he deferve whofe avowed perfona comity to the Sovereign the contempt which I fhonld otherwifc feel for the abfurdity and glaring incoufiftency of is here fwallotfdd up in my abhorrence of his The right divine and facrednefs of lo me aferifelefs It was thought preuton of Oliver in time of Charles theFirfV thattif he found himfelf placed eppo fite to the King inbattle he would fire his piece into jbtis hofian as foon as into any other gV farther Jtadllived In not have watted for chance to giveme aa op portunity of my duty I would have fought him through the and without the leail have difcharged my piece into his rather than into any whofe juftify rebil to his death from the hand of every fhould fuch a time I hall be free to act as to But till my attachment to the perfoh and Fa mily of the hall ever be fjund more zealous and fin cere than that of his t would offend the Sovereign with as much reluc tance as the parent bat if the happmefs ancf fecurity of the whole family made it fo and no I would offend him without us confider a whither thefe pria ciples of Jvnius would Should Wilkes once more cpmmiflion Thomas Wai pole to procure for him a penfion of thoufand pounds uponthe Irifh eftablilhment for thirty years he muft be fiipportedin the demand by the public it would mortify the Should fie wifli to fee Lord Rockingham and his friends once more for the that he might again a a from the Lord of theTreafury from the Lords of the Treafury each from the Lords of Trade public up their at tention to points of and affiit Wilkes in his it would mor tify the Kingi bhould he demand the government of Canada orthe eroUaffy to Gonftantinople and ia cafe refufal threaten to write as he had before ferved another admini in a year and an half j he muft be fup ported in and uphld in his in would mortify the Junius may chyfe to fuppofe that thefe things cannot happen but that they have nottvithflanding I dg I maintain that Wilkes did commiffion Thomas to folicit for him a penfion of vne thoufand pounds oh Irijh eftablilhment for thirty yean with and a he de clared he be fatisfied aiid nptwith ftanding his letter to he did accept a and eletmefynary penfion from the Kockingham Adminiftration which they paid in proportion to and but of their fala ries intirely was it that as of out of the Miaiftryj their names Were fcratched out of the and they contributed no I fay he did folicit the Governments and threatened theirrefufal nearly in thde It ooft meajear half to write down the in con mould much rihe upon very few of you tvdaktbe When thefe thrSatsJKo not pre he came dver to England td embarrafs them by his prefence and when hjfc found that Lojd Rockingham was fomething firmer and more manly thaa he and refilled to be what he could not performj Wilkes declared he could not leave JSngland without money and the Duke of Lord Rockingham purehafed his one hundred pounds afitce WitK wiich turned to And far the here I appeal to to Lsrd wndifhi to handwritiag of Should Mrs Wilkes eftenvards failing in Ehii wholefale chnfe to dole out his riy by the and cxpofe the to fale to his nius will tell it only an ambition that hs has to make them fof and muft riot be oppofed bing the ancient Citizensof their becaufs any defeatof Mh the should after confiimng the whplp of hij owai and that of his incarring a debt of twenty by Ife own private without f vice 5r aH this rime hii eilate remained being commence fortune t j bi perfecutea rJderation of that a fetf gentlemen of the poreft public his debts though of cojttraSed fbrvthe pabliej andsll His other incumbrancea htf be offered 6ooK of iopolr a future a ad AojUd ha after irjftjeai gratU tude for thefe fqrrfidhis be nefactors to beftow their owjt money upon any other objeS cut and revile them for fetting bdunds to their fupplies j guniut any niorethan Lord coai tributedone far jhefb tell thittftpyf converting the fuppUes of Mr Wifkess extravagance to tnefapport of public they are as great Tdols as gfandmoibtr j that MrWilkes theit cantata in the fide Upon thele principles t never I never will it is left difho nourable to be the of tool of a Twill not be ftand the two great in oppofition to Lord Chatham T ona of whoO banners all the oppofing Members of both who defire to get 1 can no cp ifideaee in either dtiii any they willnow whilft are to grant tages for the fscurity of hall bs IN admirf taeyre fule to they fearful left Ihould prevent any future overtures To force them to thsfe Jias been the uniform etidiaitour of and FCTRE they are abufed fon but my zeal aniinduitry in theiiaiae that fhould entitle me to the being rankec by his abuie with persons and It is aduty I owe to the of the late to he had other afm than this waen he provided that tupus entertainment at the Manfionrhoufe Meqibers of both Houfes in time he drew up the heads of an which he gave to with a requeft thatl couch it terms fo cautious leave no room fof future quibble to obi rge either to fulfil ths ifitent ojf th or to figri their Ieav4 s it 011 record and this mined to propofe to them at the M that either by their refufal they confidence of the or by thelfigajgenient lay a foundation for coafiden they were iiTtonned of the intentioni JbofdjrrRipckinghanl and his friends flatly engagement J and Beckfard as they fhould eat none pf hisr broth j aid he was de termined to put gnteKainment Beckford ivas prevailed uponfbjCj them in theiJidiculottsparade pi ceffion thro the aad pieafure of an imaginary conlequiitfcq benefit only of tie cooks and J It was lame motive v4 juui i ill uiuci Chatham at kait to that one conhitutipjk4irer without which all The embaraffment douift f He choice j ofFend ham party jwho declared formally and withj the of numbers ia both Heufes he malt expeft igiin ;