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pendence; of Thomas Goddard, Esq. member for Cricklade, and of Benjamin Walsh, Esq. member for Wootton-Basset, in this county, while we observe, with indignation and regret, that the name of neither of the members for this county does appear in that honourable list.
The resolutions, which, generally speaking, were the repetition of Mr. Ilont's speech, - respecting a « reform in Parliament, concluded thus:
That Henry Penruddock Wyndham and Richard Long, Esqrs. the representatives of this county, have, by their late conduct in Parliament, proved themselves undeserving the confidence of their constituents, and of the future support of this county.
DOVER. Here a Common Ilall was convened by E. Thompson, Esq. Mayor, in compliance with requisition, signed by a body of Freemen, to consider a vote of thanks to Mr. Wardle, to Mr. Jackson, one of the representatives of Dover, to Mr. Honeywood, one of the representatives of the county, and the other members of the House of Commons, who supported Mr. Wardle in the business of the Duke of York. The resolutions were moved by Mr. George Finch; after which an amendment was moved by a Mr. Beauchamp, a native of Dover, but a resident in London, which
was negatived; and the resolutions, with thanks to the Mayor, for his impartial conduct, were carried unanimously.
DEAL. This Borough met on the 30th of April, when after voting the thanks of the Court to Mr. Wardle, Mr. Honeywood, one of the members for Kent, for their manly conduct in Parliament, they added the following resolution :
" That the court beg to declare their firm attachment to their Sovereign and to the constitution; but at the same time they cannot forbear to express, that, as long as public abuses exist, the country can never expect to enjoy the beneficial and happy effect of that constitution which is the pride of Englishmen, and the admiration of the world. This court, therefore, humbly hopes that the Honourable House of Commons will persevere in the investigation and reform of such abuses, till corruption, which has been the downfall of other States, is fully rooted out, and the people may have the satisfaction of knowing and feeling that the sacrifices they make are for the public good, and not perverted to base or improper purposes."
dett, and Samuel Whitbread, Esq. M. P. and those other members of the House of Commons who supported Mr. Wardle, on the late momentous question."
Mr. Thomas E. Hulkes rose to second the motion. Ile thought that Mr. Wardle deserved as well of his country, as any naval or military hero recorded in its annals: he had not gained a victory over a foreign enemy, it was true, but he had vanquished a domestic one--corruption.
The resolutions were then put, and carried unanimously :-
The Rochester Meeting was soon followed by a public dinner in that city; when about seventy persons (friends to a Reform in Parliament,) sat down to an elegant repast provided for the occasion, at the Bull Inn, Thomas Edward Hulkes, Esq. in the chair ; Charles Thompson, Esq. Deputy. As soon as the usual toasts of King Queen, and Family; army, navy, &c. had gone round, Mr. C. Larkin rose, and, after a short preface, proposed several spirited resolutions, which were each separately proposed and passed unanimously. The chairman then gave Mr. Wardle, which was drank with enthusiasm. The health of the chairman was next proposed, which was drank with three times three, attended with the warmest marks of approbation : he returned his thanks in a neat speech, declaring himself an
enemy to corruption, and a friend to Reform in Parliament. He then begged to propose the health of Alderman Cooper, and the Independent Corporation of the City of Canterbury ; which was drank with hearty cheers. Mr. Alderman Cooper returned thanks in a very handsome manper for the honour done him and his brethren of the Corporation of Canterbury. The healths of the Mayor, the Deputy Chairman, Mr. James Hulkes, Mr. Calcraft, Mr. James Barnett, Sir F. Burdett, Lord Folkstone, Mr. Whitbread, &c. &c. &c. were then drank, accompanied by the loudest plaudits. Several appropriate songs were sung, and at eleven o'clock the Chairman quitted the chair, which he had filled with universal satisfaction to the company, who were highly gratified with the hilarity of the evening.
This Meeting was held on Friday, April 21st, in pursuance of an appointment by the Mayot. Mr. Justice King opened the business, in the absence of the Mayor. Mr. James Smyth was then unanimously called to the chair, and Mr. Wm. Edmeads, addressing him respecting Mr. Wardle, made the following observations :
Since, to his lasting honour, the name of Mr. Wardle is made the vehicle by which the people
of England choose to express their opinions at this particular crisis, it behoves me to remark on his public conduct, that it appears to me to have had real patriotism for its foundation, and to have been unexceptionably good. Had he been insti. gated by any motives of private pique, or personal hatred, against the Duke of York; bad he been influenced by any rankling resentments ; had he been in the hands of the notorious Mrs. Clarke, an instrument to glut and satiate her revenge, he certainly would have adopted a different course of proceedings : he would have scattered (as he plentifully possessed) the seeds of odium over the character of the Duke : he would have excited popular prejudices, and have kindled the public mind against him ; that having first effected his general discredit with the people, he would have almost insured his condemnation with the Parliament. But Mr. Wardle acted upon other principles: be fairly, candidly, and constitutionally, brought before the House of Commons the facts he had to alledge, and, unterrified by all the Mi. nisters, and unsupported by any party, rested his responsibility, his character, and his cause, on the evidence he had to adduce in support of them. Mr. Wardle, therefore, seems to have been solely actuated by the love of public justice, and, as such, is entitled to the admiration and gratitude of his country