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London Cobbetts Weekly Political Register (Newspaper) - September 12, 1812, London, Middlesex London saturday sept. 12, 1812. Price is. A 321 summary of politics German in my last i showed what was the Law and what is the Law with regard to these troops. I have now Only to notice a Little circumstance that May possibly have escaped the attention of the has before been shown or at least i think so that the act of 1804 does not authorize the employing of germans or other foreign officers in any part of our army that it does not authorize the giving them any place of Trust civil or military in any corps or in any Way excepting merely it the corps authorized to be formed by that same was what my lord Folkestone contended for and this was what could not be contradicted. Upon this ground it was that he complained that German officer had been and still were employed upon the staff at Home that they had the command of whole districts in England that they were placed Over whole corps and a brigades of English troop even in England that they commanded Many of our own general officers in this our own country that at last they had been put into our native corps that they were getting into the command of our native corps and that German soldiers were even from prisons insisting in considerable no tubers into our regiments and particularly into one regiment to by hereafter named while at the very same time irishmen were not insisted into that same of this could be denied and1 none of it was denied. Perceval contended indeed that the act of 1804 tolerated it but he once contended that a Volunteer could not resign and the judges decided against his opinion. In the Case before us his assertion was unsupported by even the show. Of reason. There was not sophistry itself to give him countenance. It was a barefaced falsehood a sustained by any thing but impudence. However be that As it May it was a fact that the germans were thus employed poker quartered at Brighton. The fact was acknowledged by Palmerston and Perceval but they said that the said foreigners were germans and not frenchmen. How this mended the matter it was difficult to perceive for there Ger teens had been made prisoners Ftp i the service of the emperor of Francie if they entered his service As volunteers they were guilty of the blackest perfidy in insisting into our service and of course could be entitled to no Trust from us and if they were put into his service by the Law of conscription they must have been his subjects and of course were in in lib Ting into our service guilty of High treason in the same Way that our Meti were who Veie found in the service of the emperor at the Isle of objections were urged at the time but never answered. Now however it is pro per to inquire whether these men be still in the 10th or Prince of Wales s own regiment of Light dragoons because i see it stated in the new amp of papers that Thiafi re ziment in Cote my to London to Supply the Atlace of the life. Guards who Are it is said to be sent abroad ? if this be True it is matter of More than curiosity to ascertain Stolt what extent this regiment really is Gei Toli growth. The whole of the re gig by of do i believe Wear whiskers it a but i she uld like to know How Many or at least what proportion of the regiment Are really of German the discussion upon lord Folkestone a motion it came out that the senior lieutenant colonel whose name is Quinton was a German and As the Prince himself cannot personally take the command of the regiment this German is of course the real commander of it. So that if what the news a ers say relative to this Exchange of too amp a Beanie the troops which will perform the duty of life guards in the Metropolis and round the person of the King of his substitute will have a German at their head and will in part be composed of germans in the ranks unless those men and now for the particular instance s of above. My lord Folkestone complained that. A considerable number of foreigners had been Iblis cd out of the prisons into the 10 the regiment of Light he goons then who were insisted out of the prisons into the regiment have been since discharged. A a a i noticed before that at the Sameti Ine that1 these Giro ii. Were taken Woof Yob

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