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have Lords, Dukes, Grand-Crosses, in slavery; and, that, therefore, it is imClergy, Regular Army, and tythes ; pray possible to believe, that the people of for these things, in their behalf, as long Russia, and Germany, and Hungary, are as you please; pray that the Americans not all perfectly free. I dare say, that may have as good a government as we Mr. · Dickinson said a great deal more have; but, because tliey trave it not, do upon the subject, and produced facts not hate them. I was really very happy as well as arguments to prove, that Mr. to perceive, that you were hissed for this HUNT's motion was an unjust attack sentiment, at the County Meeting. 1 upon those powers ; and, I confess, that was happy to perceive it, because it was it would be a great treat to me to see a sign, that the people of England - are those facts upon paper. coming to their senses upon this the most MR. BINNS, a publisher in Philadel important of all subjects. Why could phia.- In the COURIER of a few days you not have expressed yourself in terms, back, there appeared an article from an less hostile to every generous and humane American paper, pointing out some of feeling? I confess, that Mr. Hunt's mo- the means, which the government of that, tion, though if he thought it true, he was country ought to employ to annoy and right in making it, might fairly be objected injure England; and, the Courier, at the to by anyone who thought differently. But; head of the article, observes, that it is you might have reprobated the endeavour taken from a paper, published by one io describe England- as nöt frée, (if yoù BINNS, who was engaged in the regarded her as being free) without say- " TREASONABLE plot of O'Connor." ing that you hated the Americans. This The article contained a very urgent reit was, that shocked the meeting, and, commendation to the Congress to pass accordingly it hooted you, as appears etficient laws for providing comfortable from the report, as published even by means of subsistence for English de: the Times newspaper: Every effort serter: ; and also to pass laws for the ought now to be made to produce recon- destruction of English commerce by Ame: ciliation with America, and; you appear rican privateers. Now, it does, and it to have done all that you were able to do, must give one pain to see an Englishman to perpetuate the animositiès engendered exerting, with so much zeal, his talents and by the war. Ms. DiCKINSON managed the powerful means of the press against his opposition to the motion more adroitly, his native country that country being He observed, that the holy-war Powers, ours as well as his, and containing as pow in Congress at Vienna, were," he had we kriow it does, so many excellent in considerable reason to believe," engaged dividuals, such a mass of industry, inin an effort to unrivet the chains of the tegrity, and virtue of every sort. But, African slave, and, therefore, he could let us be just : let us look at the other not consent to any motion that might side ; let us consider the cause of this seem to glance against their people being hostility in Mr. BINNS; and every canfree. So, Mr. DICKINSON concluded, did man, though he may still, and will it seems, that, if the " sacred-oause" still be sorry to see, that England has powers should settle upon some general such powerful enemies (for a press really prohibition against the increase of slaves free is all power) in her own children, in the West Indies, there cannot possibly will be less disposed, I do not say to renain any thing like slavery in Russia, blame; but certainly less disposed to abuse Prussia, Poland, Germany, Bohemia, Mr. Binns. This malignant writer calls

, Transylvania, Sclavonia, Italy, Spain, or him a TRAITOR. This is false. He Portugal. I should like to have heard was, indeed, tried on a charge of High the chain of arguments through which Treason; but, though the greatest talents this member for Somerset arrived at such were employed against him, he was found a conclusion from such premises, I sup- to be "NÓT GUILTY," and was, ac pose that it must have been something cordingly, DISCHARGED by the Judge. in this way: That the sacred-cause" He was taken up in virtue of a warrant powers are all perfectly sincere in their from the Secretary of State, the Habeas professions ; that, being so, it is impos- Corpus Act being then suspended'; he sihle to believe, that they yould shew so was imprisoned in the Tower ; he was much anxiety for the freeing of the Afri-conveyed to Maidstone to be tried; he erns, while they held their own subjects: was there declared to be NQT GUILTY,

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and was discharged; and then he quitted“ was able, concerning - which he heși, the country, went to America, there be- “ tated, but he seemed disposed to came a citizen of that country, carrying come, if there was

a place in the with him the recollection of what he had “ coach for him. And this depo actually undergone, and of the risks that " nent further saith, that the mother he had run in his native land. Besides, “ of the sail Arthur Young being we must not overlook the state of the “ present on the said last mentioned occountry at that time, and the dangers, to “ casion, also urged the said Arthur which every man, called a JACOBIN was “ Young to inform her of the names of exposed. A strong and most curious“ the Jurors mentioned in the said letter fact, relating to this point, came out on “ to whom he had spoken, as stated in Mr. BINNs's trial. Mr. PLOMER, who" the said letter, but he refused to com is now the Vice Chancellor, was a Counsel“ ply with her said request, whereupon for the prisoners, and a most able Counsel" this deponent advised the said Arthur he was. Just as the Jury were about to “ Young to consult Mr. Forbes, an ata be impannelled, he applied to the Court" torney, and a relation of his as to what to have read the following AFFIDAVIT “ would be best for him to do, and to and LETTER, which Letter, as the reader"" act accordingly, to which he the said will see, was written by a Clergyman of " Arthur Young seemed to this deponesit the Church of England, named ARTHUR to assent. YOUNG, "to" a Mr. GAMALIEL LLOYD, * Sworn in Court at Maidstone, his acquaintance and friend, I shall in- the County of Kent, May 21, sert the two documents, just as they stand * 1798, before

F. BULLER. in the State Trials, published in 1798, by


"DEAR SIR-I dined yesterday with : “KENT TO WIT.-The King against " three of the Jurymen of the Blackburn $" James " O'Corigły otherwise called “Hundred, who have been summoned to James Quigley otherwise called James "Maidstone to the trial of O'Connor and .: John Fivey, Arthur O'Connor, Esq: Co.; "and it is not a little singular, that $1 John Binns, John Allen, and Jeremiah " not one yeomar of this district should of Leary, on a charge of high treason." have been suipmoued to an Assize for

“Gamalief Lloyd, of Bury St. Ed this county, nor to any of the Quarter $ munds, in the county of Suffolk, Esq. Sessions (excepting the Midsunimer) for maketh cath and saiți, that he this de- more than tifty years. These three

ponent did, on or about the 3rd day of men are wealthy yeomen, and parti

May instant, receive the letter here" zans of the High Court Party.Now 4 into annexed from 'Arthur Young of thịs is as "it ought to be, apd as they

Bradfield, in the county of Suffolk, are good farmers and much in my in* 4 Clerk, and that he hath frequently re-terest, to be sure ! exerted all my cloceived letters and corresponded with "quence to convince them how abso.

the said Arthar Young, and that he lutely necessary it is, at Wię preșent 4 verily believes that the said better is moment, for the security of the realm, a written by, and in the proper hand wri-PHAT THE PELONS şilou LD 1 ting of, she said Arthur Yonng: And "SWING. F represented to them, that

this deponent further saith, that'he the acquittal of Hardy and co, laid « saw" and conversed with the said Ar-o the foundation of the present conspithur. Young on the løth day of Mayeracy, the Manchester, Landon Corres "instant; after this Deponent had been "ponding, &c. &c.

urged them, bu served with a writ of sirbpæna requiring s his attendance at Maidstone, in trệ


HANG Dle means in my pouer 4 county of Kent, on the 21st day of a honvento to others that had the 4 May instant, with the said annexed let-"others have suffered, the deep laict con « ters, upon which oceasion 'this depo-spiracy whiel is coning to light would

nent informed the said Arthur Young have beefi necessarily pushed in ito. " that he was so "subpoended for the faney. These, with mavy other

purpose aforesaid, and urged the said I ments, I pressed, with a tieu that Arthur Young to coine to Maidstone te shtruld go into fourt avowedly auto aforesaid, and meet the charge, and a minced in their verdict, NO MAT extenuate his fault in the best way hel". WHAT THE EVIDENCE A

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* cent man committed toʻgaol never offers | " extravagant. I have now as fine a sight a bribe to a turnkey to let him escape,

“ of the chalk-hill opposite as ever was “ O'Connor did this to my knowledge. seen. The sun is setting upon that “ And although THE JUDGE IS SUF" vile land, and presents an objeet not a “ FICIENTLY STERN,AND SELDOM " little disagreeable. ACQUITS WHEN HANGING IS

“ Your's truly, * NECESSARY, the only fear I have is, " Dover, May-day. « A. YOUNG." " that when the Jury is impannelled, the Addressed" GAMALIEL LLOYD, Esg. ““ Blues” may gain the ascendancy. In Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk." “short, I pressed the matter so much Now, the ader will bear in mind, that

upon their senses, that if any one of Mr. BINN$ would probably have had “the three is chosen, I think something these three men amongst his jurors, if Mr.

may be done. These three men have LLOYD had not made the letter of the “ gained their good fortunes by farming, Reverend Gentleman known. This let

and I think they are NOW thoroughly ter is an instance of the length, to which

sensible THAT THEY WOULD LOSE men went at the time when Mr. BINNS “ EVERY SHILLING BY ACQUIT- was prosecuted ; and when he left Eng“ TING THESE FELONS. I have seen, land. Can any just man say, then, that

Sir, that detested shore, that atrocious, he blames Mr. BINNS for soaking an “ land of despotism, from Shakspeare's asylum in America ? Apa It he cannot “ cliffs, Calais steeples, and truly I shud- blame him for seeking that asylum, " dered not at the precipice, but by con-.can.kc Dlame him for acting the part of a "templating the vicinity to me afar mis- patriotic citizen towards his adopted “ creant crew of hellions vomiting their inn- country; or, rather, towards the country * potent vengeance, and already satiating which has adopted him? How great so “their bloody appetites upon my country. ever may be our sorrow at seeing the

Ah, my good Sir, we are safe ; it is arms, and the more powerful pens, of

next to a moral impossibility that in Englishmen wielded with such effect too, “ Sussex or Kent they could land in against England, our accusations against

force; the batteries, forts, &c. are so I them ought, at any rate, to be confined numerous, that hardly a gun-boat could within the bounds of truth. And, does

escape being blown to atoms. But this foolish and base writer in the Courier * Ireland, alas alas! it is lost, Sir, I imagine, that he will, by abusing Mr. " fear it is gone. Here Government are BINNS, and falsely accusing him, diminow expending hundreds of thousands nish the powers of his pen? Mr. BINNS,

in fortifying what can never be at safe on the other side of the Atlantic, "tacked, they are fortifying the Castle may, probably, laugh at his calumniator's " with out-works, ravelings, counter- malice; but, if it lias any effect at all on

scarps; and immense ditches, and they him,"that effect must be to make him are absolutely furrowing under the more zealous in his hostility against Engrocks for barracks ; it is, indeed, a most land. It is a fact, of which I have no prodigious undertaking, but absolutely doubt at all, that; if ever oúr country ex

useless. * 'It is a pity, indeed it is, periences any serious calamity from the “when money is so much wanted, to seę power of America, she will owe no small “it so wantonly wasted, and all done in portion of it to the revenge of men, who “throwing down the clit upon the beach. have emigrated from her. The native "Remember me to Mrs. L. and your fa- Americans are brave, ingenious, enterpris“mily, assure her we all expeet a re- ing beyond any other people in the world,

publican visitation here. This county but, still the accession of hundreds of "" is split into party; but I never enter men of talent, burning with Tevenge and “the habitation of a yeomant but I see communicating that passion to their chil. the sword of its owner suspended; dren, must have dreadful weight in the “ GLORIOUS SIGHT! But the militia, Ofseale of hostility,' Is it not, therefore, " Lord ! at Horsham, Shoreham, Ash- a species of madness in a man, who afr

ford, Battle; Lewes, Brighton, "Ring- fects. to write on the side of the English nier,.&c. &, I very seldom moet government, to resort to all the nieans in

nothing but a his power to keep that revenge alive? In "dreary sight of drunkenness. Fine sol- America the paths of political power are "diers in action their pay, their pay so lopen to all its citizens, adopted as well as

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native; and, is it to be expected, that as it now is by many of those, who we shall not feel the effect of this abuse, called others Jacobins because they spoke whenever that power glides into the hands of it in terms not a hundredth part so opa of those who are thus abused ? America probrious. The Tax may be, and is, is now upon the pinnacle of fame Her now unnecessary; bnt, has it changed in power must grow 'till it be great. Eng- principle or in the mode of its collection? fand myst and will feel the effect of that Is it not what it always was? Is it net power; but, it is very urwise to endea- what it was when Sir FRANCIS BURDETT vour to enlist against her the perpetuation described it in the address, which he of that revenge, which might otherwise moved in the House of Commons in die away with time.

1812? Has it become more cruel," more oppressive, more inquisitorial, more par

tial, more tyrannical than it was then? MURDER! MURDER!

Has it changed its nature, or the mode of .“ This is the good old cry against collection changed its effect, since Mr. “ cruelty and oppression: never had any CARTER was sent to jaol and fined for

more occasion to raise it than I have. libelling it and the measures of taking it "A most ungrateful clamour is raised from him? Wbence, then, this new disagainst my existence, though in the covery? Whevee this light, all at once

dissolution cannot broken in upon the nation ? If it be true, “ be far distant. 'lfie Euclishi nation is that the tax is, in its very irature tyran“indebted to me, much, for carrying nicul, as it is now called, it follows, of « Lord Weļlington and his brave troops course, that this notion has been sulmit" through a course of brilliant victories. ting to tyranny for the last fuenty ycare. “ The naval superiority of England has There is no denying this conclusion, , *" been sustained by my aid; the Ameri- if the premises be true; and therecan nary has hid its head under the fore, I wonder how men

can look ** waters of its own harbours at the op- each other in the face, while they proạch of my power: and yet meetings arę passing such resolutions. The trusli

are now holding in many parts of Eog is, that the fall of Napoleon is the hardest " land at which I am stigmatized as cruel. blow that our Taring system ever felt. It

opressive; as most tyrannical and iniquir is now impossible to make people believe, “ tous. Now, considering the very impor- that immense fleets and arınjes are neces"tant services I have rendered the country, sary. And, at the same time, prices having

this, I again say, is most ungrateful, In been reduced nearly one half by opening -speaking of me. nothing extenuate nor this island to the exports of a country set down aught in malice. Let the bles- where the taxes are comparatively trifling,

sings I have copferred, as well as the the receipt at the Exchequer must ditrouble I have occasioned, be remem-minish without even any diminution of the " bered. Without me, Buonaparte pight, number of taxes. The peace is, as I

. " this day, Rerlaps, have been inaster of said it would be, a sort of Revolution in

England and Sovereign of the World. England. The people are sore. They "It is most unļaudsolpe as well as un were drunk last Jung apil July. The

grateful ļo kick and cuff, to insylt and drunken tit is over. and iliey are now in

Traduce me, the momentit is supposed my a state of lassitude and pain: aching * ald can be dispensed withi.

heads and empty purses. The whole of “I am, &c. the achievements of the Property Tax ** THE PROPERTY TAX." have not, however. þeen named by the The above is taken from the COURIER Courier, who has overlooked grunts of of the 18th justaut; and, it must be con- public puney, siuecures, the restoration kessell, the complaint of poor Property of the Pope and the Inquisition, and Tax is not altogether unfounded, thougl, inany others in it pretentis too far, when it talks of paking the American Naxy hide its head," LORD COCHRANE-AND THE LEGION and of keeping Napoleoy out of England,

OF HONOURA which the people could have done with- The following article appeared in the out a Property Tax full as well, at least, Moraing Chronicle of Wedvardas lasť v as with it. It is, however, very amusing Yesterday a Chapter of the Order of

, to hear this tax so outrageously abused " the Bath was held at ti o'rtocaliente

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“ the Prince's Chamber, Westminster, at loughby Gordon, L'night of the Bath," " which were present-His Royal High- in his ever to be remembered examina, “ness the Duke of York, asGrand Master; tion on Mrs. Clarke's affair with the be" the Rev. Dr. Vincent, Dean of West- lored Frederiçk, I stippose this is one of “minster, Dean of the Order; the Right his “ achievements.” LORD COCHRANE'S “ Hon. Sir David Dundas, Sir George H. are, indeed of a very different Order. The • Burlow, and Sir Richard Strachan; the expression which the representatives of "' Genealogist, Sir George Nayler; the our most revered Regent, the Right llon“Deputy Bath King of Arus, Francis ourable Henry Canning, thought proper

Townsend, Esq. and the Gentleinan to apply to the American navy, when he ** Usher of the Scarlet Rod, G, F. Beltz, described it as hearing a few bits of " Esq. all in their robes.-The object of striped bunting," cannot but bring to “ the Meeting being inerely to communi- every man's recollection the extraordinary ** cate to the Chapter the nicasures which achievements" which vessels, bearing

“ “ had been adopted for the DEGRADA- this striped bunting,” have performed "TION of Lord Cochrane, and the ex- over our, hitherto reckoneri, invincible

pulsion of his banner and achievements navy. One of these bits of red ribbou, "", from King Henry the Seventh's Chu which decorate the knights commanders "pel, the Chapter adjourired soon after of the new order, is, I understand, on three o'clock."--So then ;- the new le- the way to Lişbon, a: a reward fos gion of Honour lave held their first this statesman's elegant, and witty, and meeting, or " Chapter," as they call it; novel designation of the American pavy: and, in a manner perfectly consistent | The list of his achievements”, must with their “ most honourable” intentions, then be put up in Westminster Abbey : they have conimenced their proceedings and no doubt they will occupy, witb with communicating on the inportant peculiar grace and effect, the niche vasubject of having expelle LORD Coch- cated by the "expulsion and degrada

. RANE from their " honourable Order," ution of Lord Cochrane," which the and turned out his banner and' “ Achieve- Chapter" of the honorable Order ments” from King Henry the VIlth's las just assembled, in fall form, to Chapel. -" Lord Cochrane's Achieve- ratify. I confexs I should like to see "vients!!!"-I have carefully looked over this list of our Ambassador's “ Achiere The list of names of this honourable fra- “ ments." It appears that a griev ternity, beginning with his Royal High- ous complaint has been made liya. ness, our beloved Frolerick, the Duke of some of the persons calling themselves York, and I can discover very sufficient Heralds at Arms," as to a sort of C

reasons why they should be most anx- intruder, who has been put amongst ious to get rid of any record of Lord them, by the Priuce Regent, and, wbose, COCHRANE'S “'Achievements." " Cer-peculiar duty, is said to be to manufc.: tainly there is very little relationship inre, in good seţ terins, "ibe Acbiete... between them and the achievements of ments" of these" honorable gentleince."

. the members of this “most honorable fru- ---Now, I think, the whole College of " ternity.”. Can any of these men be so Arms, lleralds and all, even-inęluding silly as to suppose that they have a de- these new intruders, will be rather puzzled graded,as they term it, Lord Çock- to compose the poetical etlusion which RANE by this measure ? Can they sup- is to decorate Mr. Canning's banner** pose that they haye jnflicted upon him Fiction is the soul of poetry. This then: one moment's paiu ? Pone men!. They will be a poem of first rate merit. l shall sadly deceive themselves : Lerp Coca- endeavour to obtain a copy of it, and I RANE suffers no regret at quitting the as- shall certainly gratify my readers by six sociation just remodelled. The quilling it to then as soon as it can be predrivers at the Horse-Stuards.; the Post-cured. master of the Duke of Wellington; our beloved Frederick's Private Secretary, and

THE CONGRESS. such like gallaut men, are certainly little Mr. COBBETT--I have hitherto oberfitted for the society of LORD COCHRANE. served no particular notice in your Jo

nts' of these men must nal of the proceedings of the assemblage

most curious descrip-of royal and noile negociatiors that .: mistet Sir James Wil compose the congress of Vienna: It is said

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