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Despising threats-unawed by power—you have proceeded with calmness and dignity in endeavouring to establish your charges, and have at length effected the resignation of the Royal Per. sonage, against whom they were brought.
We feel no small degree of pride, that this most important object has been achieved by our countryman and our neighbour. Go on, then, sir, resolutely and cheerfully in the good work which you have begun! Placemen and Ministers
may revile you—the people will applaud and bless you. Ancient Britons are not to be terrified by foreign foes. We have already shewn that we know how to manage them. Our apprehensions for the King we cordially love, and the Constitution we are blessed with, solely arise from the corrupters and the corrupted.
That the thanks of tbis meeting be given to the patriotic minority who voted in favour of Mr. Wardle's resolutions; and particularly to Sir W. W.Wynn, Bart. R. M. Biddulph, Esq. Sir T. Mostyn, Bart. and W. Shipley, Esq. representatives for this and the adjoining county of Flint; also to C.W.W.Wynn. Esq. member for Montgomeryshire.
The Annual Meeting of Heritors and Freeholders, held on the Ist day of May, was most respectably attended. John Peter Grant, Esq. of Rothumwickus, proposed that the thanks of the meeting be given to Mr. Wardle, for his firm, disinterested, and public-spirited, conduct in Parliament, which was unanimously adopted.
GLASGOW. The people of Glasgow have sent, through Lord Folkstone, an address of thanks to Mr. Wardle, with upwards of 4000 names at the bottom of it. “ This (says Mr. Cobbett) is what I like. That man can never be depended upon, he is not worth a straw, if he is not ready to put his name to the expression of his sentiments. . In some cases it is inconvenient; in others nearly impossible; but, where practicable, it is always the best way. This very great inconvenience the people of Glasgow have, I am informed, had forced upon them. Their intention, at first, was to call a public meeting; but this requisition was refused by the Provost. The next step determined on was to advertise in the newspapers ; but all their newspapers refused to publish their advertisements. They then posted bills, and distributed printed papers ;
ánd, in six days, these 4000 names were signed. These are the sort of men'; men who see no difficulties too great to be overcome.
These 4000 men would, in the defence of their country, be worth ten millions of those balancing, timid, sheep-like creatures, who wait for a bell-wether to lead the way. Scotland, I shall honour thee, as long as I live, for the sake of Glasgow.”
To the county of Inverness, and the city of Glasgow, might be added Berwick-upon-Tweed, Annan, Kilmarnock, Kireudbright, Kelwinning, Paisley, Fifeshire, Renfrew County, &c. where addresses, resolutions, &c. equally as patriotic as those we have recorded, bave been passed and agreed to.
ANNIVERSARY OF THE WESTMINSTER
ELECTION. This was celebrated by a dinner at the Crown and Anchor Tavern, on Tuesday, May 23 ; Sir Francis Burdett in the chair. The cloth being removed, Sir Francis proposed “ The King and the Act of Settlement,"-" The People and the Bill of Rights,"—and “ Magna Charta,” each of which was drank with appropriate demonstrations of respect and regard.
Mr. Adam then proposed “The Pride of Westminster"-Sir Francis Burdett, who, in his address to the company, expatiated to a very great length upon the defective representation of the people of England in Parliament. The great body of the people not having any right of election, it would be as absurd to speak to men shackled in the dungeons of Newgate, about the benefits of free air and exercise, as to talk to the other parts of England about the example of the electors of Westminster. While the bulk of our countrymen did not enjoy that privilege which the electors of Westminster exercised, the example of these electors must be with regard to them quite null and ineffectual. When he was originally applied to to become a candidate for Westminster, be fairly and frankly told them who did him the honour of the application, that which must now be obvious to every sober thinking man in the country, namely, that while the system of the representation continued as it was, it was impossible to do any material good for the people by having a seat in thạt House--that individual delinquents might be exposed, but that the prolific source of delinquency, and its main support, must continue. At the same time he felt it due to truth, to justice, to acknowledge the services rendered to the public by his honourable friend near bim. [This allusion to Mr. Wardle, who sat on the tight band of the honourable Baronet, produced a burst of applause.] Were his honourable friend not present, he would say inore as to his exertion and merit. This much, however, he could not abstain from saying, that, as to his honourable friend belonged all the risk and danger of the undertaking, so to bim was due all the honour that attached to it. Denial, therefore, could not longer avail. The charge of loose assertion and idle calumny upon public men could no longer be made the cballenge for accusation in a tangible shape could not again be bazarded. No, the experience of Mr. Wardle's industry and boldness had proved the futility of such charges, and the hardihood of such challenges. But the fact was, that his honourable friend was only granted a hearing at the outset--was only permitted to proceed in his charges because it was calculated, very confidently calculated, that by chicanery, by menaces, and by majorities, he would be borne down. Indeed, he was threatened with disgrace, wbich ultimately fell where it deserved ; but still the calculation to which his success was owing arose out of the idea that he must fail, and that his failure would be so signal as to deter any other man, in future, from bringing a similar charge against any great public delinquent. His honourable friend, however, completely disappointed the calculation of his opponents, and gratified the justice of the people. For neither menaces, nor corruption, nor numbers, could