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Daily Advertiser (Newspaper) - February 2, 1943, London, Middlesex - > - N E S D A Y. F 2, 742 Mr *fo r^r lllOshriefl* \ faybent Mr. Knigli i I and futifnitted ia the Cohfideralioh of ^afferjons inter ejled in the Souti&fz Company. f. the. Holders of South-Sea Stock will give' themfelves the Trouble to .perufe the feven Reports of the Committee o^Secrefy'the Debates his other'Debts, the Conjpany Kad gain'd by fte^fetes which he left behind him about I96000 L It was reSTonafcly expe&ed that the Writer of the Letter Aould, in his next Performance, have confefiM his Fault, and1 taken to him-felf the Shame due to it, fince, tho' he wntes.no better, he can certainly read, which was the only Qualification neceffary in this^Cafe. Imperial Majefty is alfem&Iing upon the Frontiers o&*$& lhe A&s of Parliament 'and other fubfequent Afts concerning theTrarifeaionk of the South-Sea Company in the ^ear 1720, they will find Mr. Knights Name occur in aim oft every Page, every ; rccic md every Line ; they will fee thefe Tranfe&ions oTvn'd n the Hoiifc of Commons a the fe$ptjtruis&*ni FrruJ that Hell ever 'tonfritfd to ruin a 8&t%m{xSz They will fee Mr, Knight mtntibii'd, as a Perfon principally con- clrnd, uuitiA the-Secret of aH this Iniquity {z\; They will hfe^r him telling one of the Evidences, (3) Thai ifhefoould &U over all be knfrw, it would open Jack a Scene as the World would be furpriz'd at j arid declaring -to another Evidence, {4) That be would go thro* thick and thin rather than difcover. If any Affair of a private Nature is to be managed; any.Stock to be diipos'd of to Members of Parliament, or otKefr Perfons of Diftinftion,1 without any Confideration for it; if the Ladfe* about Court are to be obliged, in order to facilitate his definitive Schemes 5 in tRefe Cafes (5) they will perceive Mr. Knight had the entire Management* and kept Minutes of thefe Matters, and an Account of Stock thus difposM of, not in the Books of the inftead of fuch a fair in his Letter of Company, but in a private Book If Akera- Journals Journals, whole Leaves to be torn out, Stock to be enter d in fictitious Names,# Razures to be made, Letters of Names to be altered, or any Sums to be fraudulently lefien d according to the Fall of Stocks (7); they will fee the fame Perfon giving his Inftru&ions, and afting himfelf without any Controul; fomethnes taking verbal Orders (3) from one or more of the Directors, and managing at other Times in Matters of the higheft Confequence without any Orders (9) at all: In fhort, the Report of the Committee of Secrecy concludes with thefe very remarkable Words, viz. And now your Committee find them/elves under a Necejjity of clofing their Enquiry into the Matters referred* to them by reafon of the Abfettte of Mr, Knight, who appears to have'been principally, and in many Inflances folely, inirufted in the �xet thatCourt are wholly dropped; the impartial Account prepared by the Direttors, and then read to the Proprietors, of Mr. Knight's Cafe, of his Debts to the Company and others, of the Payment thereof, and of the clear Produce of his Eftates, is barely mention'd, but no part of it is flated or explain'd. This Omiffion. is eafily accounted for, fmce the State of the Cafe then read, verified in Subftance the feveral Fails contained in the Ob-fervations in ths Daily Advertifer, which the Proprietors will therefore review on the prefent Occafion. Many Parts of the Letters have not been taken Notice of, and that for thefe Reafons, they either want no Anfwer, or are unanfwerable for want of being underftood. The Truth of Fafts (which is material to the Quefti parted from it. aim'd at, and has never know Writer of the Letters may (i Juftice OBSERVATION Daily Poft of the 20/6, 24/^, zyth and 3 ift of January^ 1742, addrefid to the Proprietors of South-Sea Stock. LL thefe Letters are fuppos'd to come from the fame Hand, not only from their Refemblance in Stile and The Obferver remembers the Year 1720, and, has Reafon to remember it, as a Sufferer ; but at the fame Time he remembers, that there was hardly a Man, of any Fortune, at that Time, who was not, in fome Degree, touch'd with the Evil Spirit of that Year, and contributed ^in fome Meafure to the Misfortunes of it, and had he been then in the fameTruft with others, and fu?rounded with the fame Temptations, might not improbably have faiTd, with them. It is therefore hoped that the Good-naturM (which is much the greater Part of the Proprietors) will ballot for the 2>ucftion Tomorrow: By doing fo, they will not only gain the iooool. which is the Condition of the Releafe, and there is n Whaler aKiv'd in this Pbit,. mbly laden, the x 8th of bit^Month,-koto, la Ffr&Crw^ Ste was fent fromCadits V L ;