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Bingleys Journal (Newspaper) - June 22, 1771, London, Middlesex UK June SATURDAY To the Earl of HIL L S B O R O U G Hi My tOULD experience teach you ortime remove the Very unjuft refentment you have con ceived againft his Majeftys moft and moft deferving fub jedts of the you would not have given frefli caufe of dif conteiit in tint The however were Why my lid you repeat that odious grievance of removing the Aflembly from their moft conve and moft desirable place of to one entirely tv Is there one of tlr can poffibly be anfwered by a meafure totally n but in fubjecting the Affembly and in gratifying your t 2tof Governor againft the people ol whom neither your threats could nor your arts could from boldly averting their rights Does fo pitiful a and thj vet more pitiful gratification of the or the place you fill my this meafure is not only irri tating and but The Affembly have fully proved it fuch and all the art and fo phiftry of your could not evade the force of their It is not only but every act of your adminiilration gives full that to aft conformable to law was never in your or In a mind not totally the fignal fer vices of that province would have outweighed their late opposition to the ufurpations of govern Their gallant ftorm and capture of Louif in the year 1745 their manning Admi ral Saunderss fo as to effectuate thofe ope to which we owe ihe important reduction of and of the conqueft of Canada their defence of his Majeftys garrifon at and of all Nova in the war preceding the with many eminent inftances of their zeal and ability to fcrve his Majefty and this are buried in oblivion while every opposition to however juflified by the clearcft principles of the is noted and marked for This is the method your Lordfhip takes of fecuring their future fervices to the and their attachment to the Houfe of The fuccefswill certainly be adequate 10 the But if the prefcnt genera tion had no deierts to the rights for which they are contending your for Parliament is only are Jefc than they would have merited through the un exampled hardlhips their anceftors ehdurcd in con quering that farage Your Lordfhip muft have feen the detail of their fufferings in the hiftory of yourjvery obfeqnious Governor He indeed has betrayed thofe which he lias taught us were fb dearly for fhe pitiful ambition of being a under fuch Minifter as your He may flow whether there are fweets in power and gratified fent to offer him a refuge prpckutned him King before his this JTne revolutions of empires are in the hand of and we may well that the prefent pious Court will never experience the misfortunes that overwhelmed that of Charles the my what has happened may happen again in the moft diflant apprehenfion of fuch a it cannot but adminifter great confo lation to your that by your angular management the depofed Monarch would be fecare of finding a moft reception in JUNIUS had it for my I certainly had fa crificed himto my Is it to be wondered if fuch examples as thefe mould deter both fexes from entering into the matrimonial ftate or tnat tlie prifon of the Kings mould be a fcene of horror and confuiion filled as it is by a crowd of rhiferable either dying in or driven by hatred of life to afts defpcrauon Weynjohth has cowardice to and a of a late date than your You know the PrivySeal was intended for turn fertedi you wiil hardly think it decent to him upon R Yet henittft have my he BWift H ydtl denyllim the there will be no itttepiniriiintt within the the For BINGLEYS JOURNAL S I HUMANITY having long pleaded iri vain againft the cruel practice of confining in folvent it may not be amifs to that the dictates of policy are equally againft Lawyers being creditors weakly thinking theriifelves in Handing up for the po litical propriety of fuch they refled not either on its its or its In the latter Hght only I confider it at and that in a point of which I have endeavoured to enforce by a real I do not find that any of the writers againft the imprifonment of civil have taken no tice of its evident and fatal effect on the cuftom of matrimony fo efleotial to the and even the exiftence of a Celibacy is an objeft of juft and general com plaint among all our political but while the necelTaries of life enhance daily id no thing can deter the middling and inferior ranks of life fo much from as the dread of a ruinous and dfftruftive imprifonment if their ill fuccefs or difappointment in mould ever fubjeft them o the mercy of an obdurate A man may and even defy fuch a calamity but the thoughts of in volving a be wed wife and children in is terrible and has a rnuch greater effect in rr and thereby depopulating the But the fallowing ftory will fpeakrHTOre feelingly and as it is that of a difcharged from the Kings I mall give it you in his own from which it may be how much worthy he muft have been of a better Tbe persecution of and the in huma4ity of a reduced me to the defpi cable fituarion in which you found Three years had I languished in a goal and what is more three years had my amiable Emily fuffered for and I married her in oppofction to the authority of her whofe cruel heart has not yet The fruits of our marriage foon them and my Emilys pregnancy procured her difmiffion from her parents When we were thus thrown upon the we were wich ambition to footh the anguifh of that he has betrayed his and ruined his character for The perfidy of Oli has had its To do it is not your Lordfhips if a Single eminent malefactor in America remains undignified and The account of Olivets pro notion is worthy the attention of the It vil fliew to what a confummate degree corrup tion has under your Lordfliips Ameri can Oliver was Secretary to the when the military maffacre was perpetrated in Bofton to take off the horror of bloody it was the object of admi and of its to make it fuf picious that an inftruction was intended by the The framed fome ininutes of in which he perverted to fheir purpofe what one of the Members had and having fccretly fworn to the truth of in concert with the prefent guihlefs Go difpatched by no lefs a perfonage a Commiffioner of the to Lord My was it with this happy mixture of perjury and that you ap pealed the refentment cur righteous Sovereign raanifefted for the barbarous murder of fo mapy of his lubjects f When an account of thefe mi nutes and this affidavit for the fending had been profoundly the Council unanimoufly and feparately made that what was there did not pafs in Oliver Hood recorded on the Council books as a perjured it be believed he was immediatelyappointed his Majeilys Lieutenant Governor of the It is my and you doubt in the hands of fuch government cannot fail of being refpect and beloved among the That fuch a temper in America may eventually be will appear to your Loruflnp from the following anecdote A little more than a century when Charles the Second was irbm the the colony of Virginia out and almoft without money My Ikde ftock was quite exhaufted at the time my wifes labour came on and never was diftrefs fo acute as There was a neref to fave and till that melancholy occafion was not altogether to fink into the meannefs of apparent Ne has no law and rather than perifh by I was obliged to hard reepurfe to fuch as I cannot think of Not to detain you 6y minute rela I arrefted by my hurried to when my other creditors took the and joined with the brute that arrefted in continuing my My landlord repre fented to them tfcbt I was a fliarper that the wife of my bofom was a ftmmpet that my principles were add by the affiftance of fo far biaffed my other petty as to make them fubfcribe each a lum to continue ray The time when the law allows a prifoner to fue for a fmall pittance of and I found the monfter difpofed to grant than fet me at tho all the debts I die not exceed In vain I and fent them wHchwould have melted any hearts but thofe of efpecially when it is con that my Emilia was the never failed to mingle tears with her fup You now imagine me fuffering all the rigour peculiar tp who are en tirely deftituteof money by the defpifed even by my and hunger raoft infupportable of continually op preffing My bed was the hac no covering to hide me the cpld I had m than the goal allowance my Emily fare as I and there was no pain I in which have no me did not Two years and a elapfed in this mifery at tired with the expences of my poor the monfter thought proper to grant j but even when this was my liberty was yetat the fees I could not pay now th goaler ufed me with ftill greater and fel dqm fpoke to me without fome opprobrious terms for had my circvunftances been btherwifc To tit Grace the of My TH profeinfd refped I beaiutp the gtwious who no left honour to than Citlsndiofl to his and Who reftores to youc ranlj vyHl fave you from multitude of The atterition I ffiould have o your failings to ewards them aW tlrough I am not fb partial to trie Royal udgment as to that the favour of a King can re move mountains of it to tefleii at for undoubtedly the Whilel remerriberhow much is doe to UthcteA I with any de ent appearance of call you the meaneft and the tafeu fellow in the 1 my I do not hink you will dangerous in that kind of fame to which you have hitherto fo happily direfted as as there is one man who thinks worthy of hif and fit to be trufted with any hare in his I confefs you have great iritrinfic merit j but tajte care you do not value it too Con ider hdw much it would have been loft to the if be Ring had not eraoonuy affixed his and given it currency among hp If it be that a virtuous have attenSed the truft of one the U and the refolutio4 honourable whins I BOW hold i me of my great he diligence acid with i publi regularly difi f your The affair 6541 SCUtiOft of the of the Houfe of witb the infamous evqSng of tfas are gfastnational which bjefls is at to callmett another f real by fqppqrting my nomination on Moo fey as one of the SheiflSof this cityand county for the I beg leave to affore that if have the honour of and properties 1 he the Worthy fers of the which have beiSB invaded by an arbitrary foute of I wifl fupport wftfa fpiritand Shall give the rteft particular atientfon to the formation of a new Freeholders and to figure a fair rerarh ot on all Such an nobto countryman Sydney made againft the of that they were guilty vf bis who had not fair but ode and as they the Kings Shall oiever be The various abuSes which have crept into the Struggling Ikith be a fcene worthy of the the glbrloug contention letween you and the beft of audience equally I think already fee otherfods rifing from the earth to behold Bat language is too mild for the The King i that Our abilities Shall not be loft to The perpetration and description of new crimes will fiUtf employment for as My if the who iave been loudeSiin their profeSTions of had done heir duty to the with the fame zeal and perSeve anee thac I I will not affert that Government would iave recovered its but at leaA our gracious Sove muSfbavi bared His fubjefts this laft there be any Seeling left anlong they will reSent more had even the reaj injuries tliky received from every meafure of your Graces In vain Would he have ooked round him for another character fo confummate as Lord MafeSfeld Shrinks from his principles deas of go farther than your ut his heart difgraces the theery of his Charles Fox is yet in bloSTom j and as for there is fomething about whkh even treachery cannot Forthe the beft Princd muft iave contented hjnfelf with Lord would ong Since have received your final difmiSfion and reward and my da pot more for the Mgh otfeee would w2uBgtyna7e There is furely fomething Singularly be nevolenLin the character of our From tlie ment he afcended the there is no of which human nature is and I call upon the Recorder to witnels that has not appeared venial in his With any other the Shameful defertion of in the midft of that which you alone had the very crisis of when he fancied he Saw the Throne already Surrounded by men of virtue and would outweighed the memory of all your former But his Majefty is fall of and understands the doc fine of He with gratitude low foon you had accommodated your morals to the necef Sities of hit fervice chearfully you had abandoned the of private and renounced the moft Solemn profeSfions to the The Sacrifice of Lord Chatham was not loft upon the cowardice and perfidy oSdeferting him may have done you no ervice in hb The idftance was but the principle might You did not neglefi tlie while you nattered the The expulsion of Wilkes predetermined in the oTdeprivingthe fubjeft of his birth right attributed to a refolution of one branch of the legislature the conftitution impudently invaded by the Houfe of Com mons right of defending it treacherously renounced by the Houfe of are the my in the prefent recommend to and constitute They would have determined your I udgment j if they had madfe no impreSTion upon his heirt We need not look for any other fpecies of merit for his taking theearlieftfopportunity torecalyou tehis councils Yet you have other merit in Duke 5f of rob bery and You would think it a compliment to your if I added rape to the catalogue the Stile o your amours Secures you from I know how wel thefe Several charges have been In the firft in the breach of truft is Suppofed to have been its BradShaw affirms upon his and fo may the gift of fmiling never depart front him that you re no part Nines purchafemoney for your own but that every Shilling ot it was Scrupulously paid to Go vernor my patent applied in keep the OAKS in the not I muft come to the The Dake of Portland was in life your earlieft In defence of his property he had nothing to but equity againft Sir James and prescription againft lh You felt for your friend j tut tbt law muft takt it Posterity will Scarce that Lord Butes Son iniaw had barely intereft enough at the Treafury to get hit grant completed before toe general election Enough has been Said of that deteftable ended in the death of I cannot Speak of without horrorand excuSe you publicly impeach your and to bit mind perhaps the may be But in murder you are bod It a question of and if the event had not disappointed the immediate Schemes it might ftill have been a hopeful fubject of jeft apt merriment between This my is only a preface future corre Tlie remainder ot the fumnaer Shall be dedicatee to your Imeannowand then t6 relieve the fe verity cf your niohiing and to prepare you for the buSineSj of Without pretending to more than Mt BradShawJ ypu may rely upon my a tongas you are in Willy our Qcace forgive if I venture to exprefs for a whom I lQJ0w you aoflcvft My Lord JPartk Ciy of and under the Sheriffs cafSj 1 witi vour to rectify All ju comglaints againft the bailHR OT inferior officers of the ball lifcewife fce fpee4 dify If any other of any kind pointed out fo by my it Shall be enquired ihttf with and a remedy will be the plan of my future if by your fufirages I am elected to the Office of of yo In that I doubt of your me who wifl be ready to itt the arduous wOrK of A SbrieceSTary to the w wellfare of this chy and I with great gratitude And Your and obedient Humble JOHN WILRiESi tbt LIVERYMEN tbt City of L O NDONi AS the time approaches in which you are of SheriSfsfor the year I duty to lay before yoti fome of the reafbns which have dcMM mined me not to ferve that office with Mn andj them to the candour and goodSenfe of the liweryi undec the be by any deliberately I Were the office of Sheriff for the county of Middlefeti to be Served by a Single as in ether I Should highly that Wilkes Should be ttm man in thit Should have contented with having no part in placing him in fo refponfible an inconfiSlcnt with and the duties in my he owes to the Fresholders of MiddtefaEk But whsn it becomes a not only Whether Wilkes is to be the but whether I arrT to be you Will in this permit me to that though I hall not refuie to ferve with ariyproper ytt I cannot confent tobe united with The peculiar circumstances at prafent attend the county of render it not that Luttrelsfeat may be if WHkes elecWl If this event Should take I Shall wnfiaet it my duty w purfue the fame methods reSpefting would have been puriued if the question concerning Wilkes had never taken I never will confent to making a Special return to the I do not confider it as being in the power Of the Shef iff to determine for free whether they or Jhall go tb Tuppofing Ajch condriit in the Sheriff web in fomo meafure defensibleiri the prefent I Should confider it as the greatest infelicity of my to have at all contri buted towards fuch a dangerous precedent j as the Court appointed the Sheriffs in it may even tually prove the fource of much greater on the freedom of than thofe of which we now fo juftly But were it poffible for me to adopt the meafure of rrJfcinga fpecial I apprehendit be as ineffectual as it is illegal for the Coroner may the if the Sheriff will and the Miniftry may fend two or three hundred electors to the feflor of the feat for If thefe are not oppofed by a Superior and Luttrel is Ms title to his feat will be improved if they are oppofed ma the question remains precifely at As every Sheriff is under a legal incapacity of returning himfelf a member of the county in he ferves I am fully coiftinocd that Wilkess election at timecan tend perplex ttie and the beft Service be can do his is to keep nimielfia fuch a Situation at Shall the ministry alledging againft him juft and legal objection to his being feated the member for opinion and eSftntially difie rent on this it is impoSTible for us to ferve this office together fuch an though temporary ihould be entered into with mutual and con this be the theiffWreftof the public muft If which I have bfiereddo not appear to yo the Same as they do to and if it is your vpinion that the intereft of the Freeholders of Middtefex will be bed ferved by a fpecial 700 wfllevidently perceive that the moft eSffeftual method of bringing this question to an would bo tb appoint Spmeone to this office with who will readily imbibe his and who is prepared to ftand all tho xonfequences which may attend implicitly following not Shrink at any danger to whichJ may te expofed ii Supporting the laws and the constitution j but if our pq litical principleswere different only ia this I am confident your candour will neverfcSier tp eled me to aa in which I muft either your mmCf or I your faithful and obedient RICHARD OLIVER ;