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them. Are not Lord Erskine and General, of one of the books of one of the volumes or Fitzpatrick members of this Club ? Oh! it corruption. What we have yev got a can do no gooit. It must do harm ; and sight of is as a blade of grass io a whole I should not be at all surprized if that was meadow. Let us have Mrs. Clarke's the real intention of a far greater part of little book by all means. Why should the members. Is not Mr. Sheridan a mem- we not know what is passing and what ber of this club? In short, have we not has passed ? She must be a woman divestseen the Club in place ? When in place, ed of all sentiments of honour', if she supdid they not vow they would carry on press this book. It will be a compromise everlasting war for Hunorer; did they not from such base motives. I cannot believe double the Income Tar; did they not aug- | it. ment the number of foreign troops ; did Botley, 13th of April, 1809. they not pass a law to enable Lord Grenville to hold a sinecure of £.4,000 with a

The Subscription for the Miss TAYLORS place of £.6,000 a year; and did they not will be closed on the first of May, when a end their career by withdrawing a bill from sumn will have been obtained quite suthibefore the House of Commons, avowedly cient for their future comfortable support. because the said bill was not approred of by The Public has, upon this occasion, shown the king? No, no; let us have nothing | its humanity as well as its justice; and, I to do with Whig Clubs. If good can- hope, that the objects of its liberality will not be done without them, it cannot be derive lasting benefit from it. It is indone with them. Three or four honest tended to purchase annuities secured upon and able and perseuering men, with the peo- land, of the particulars of which the Subple at their back, will easily do all that is scribers shall be duly informed. wanted to be done ; but, if these men join a Club, not only the Whig Club, but a ** From the List of the Minority on Club of any sort, nothing will be done. Mr. Wardle's Motion, which is given at There will be a great deal of noise; a great p. 419, the reader will please to strike deal of toasting and flattering one another out the Name of Wr. Whitmore; and into their faces ; but there will be no work; stead of G. N. Noel it ought to be Charles there will be no redress obtained for the Noel Noel. With these corrections, this mation. It is impossible that men, who ever-memorable List, is, I believe, permeet to cat and drink and to make fectly correct. speeches, flattering one another to their faces, can do any good. We shall have

COBBETT’S Mr. Sheridan, who told Mr. Wardle he was imposed upon by a "foul conspiracy,shew- Parliamentary History ing his face again soon. He will be at the next meeting of the Club, and will make us a flaming speech about liberty, and Nir. For. It is too much to tolerate this farce Which, in the compass of Sixteen Volumes, any longer. The best way is for this Club Royal Octavo, will contain a full and and the Pitt Club to meet, at their different accurate Report of all the recorded stations, and fire off their toasts at one Proceedings, and of all the Speeches in another, to the amusement of the nation ; both Houses of Parliament, from the but, for shame's sake, let not the former earliest times to the year 1803, when attempt to impose upon us with any of its the publication of “ Cobbett's Parliaold, stale, rotten professions of patriotism. mentary Debates” commenced. How Mr. Whitbread can lend his name to The Subscribers to the above work the proceedings of this Club is astonishing are respectfully informed, that the Fifth to me.

Volume will be delivered to them on SaMrs. CLARKE's Book is not, I earnestly turday next the 22nd instant. It embraces hope, either suppressed, or to be sup- the period from the Revolution, in 1088, pressed. I should be very sorry if it was. to the Accession of QUEEN ANNE, in We have a right to know all that she knows the year 1702. For this period, the about public matters, and I am sure it materials, as well for the Proceedings would be greatly advantageous to us to know as the Debates, have been, for the most it. There are some persons, who appear part, collected from the following Works : to think that we have already seen enough; 1. The Journals of the House of Lords; but, out it must all come. We have not 2. The Jouraals of the House of Commons; yet seen one verse of one of the chapters / 3. The Debates of the House of Commons,

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ENGLAND,

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from 1688 to 1694, collected by the Ho- Resolved : That this Meeting, duly
nourable Anchitell Grey, who was forty sensible of the advantages the country
years member for the town of Derby; will derive, from the Charges produced by
4. The Debate between the Lords and the G. L. Wardle, esq., M. P. in the honour-
Commons, at a Free Conference, held in able House of Commons, against the late
the Painted Chamber, in the Session of Commander-in-Chief, the same having,
the Convention, in 1688, relating to the as this Meeting conceives, occasioned bis
words, Abdicated,and “ the Vacancy of resignation ; and highly appreciating the
tle Throne,” used in the Vote of the Com- collected and dignified manner he con-
mons; 5. A Collection of the Debates ducted bimself throughout the arduous
and Proceedings in Parliament, in 1694 and critical investigation; beg leare to
and 1095, upon the Inquiry into the late offer bim their best and most grateful ac-
Briberies and corrupt Practices, printed knowledgments for his manly, zealous,
in the year 1695; 0. Proceedings in the and patriotic exertions.
House of Commons against Sir John Fen- Resolved: That it is the opinion of
wick, printed in the year 1098 ; 7. Tim- this Meeting, that the conduct of John
berland's History and Proceedings of the Calcraft, esq., our worthy Representative,
House of Lords; and 8. Chandler's His has, by the aid he afforded the honourable
tory and Proceedings of the House of Com- Mover of the Charges, and the ability he
mons. Here again, as in former Volumes, evinced on the occasion, entitled himself
recourse bras been had to the best historians to the gratitude and support of every citi-
and contemporary writers ; and, amongst zen who wishes well to his country, and
others, to Burnet, Echard, Kennet, Old- the independence of this city.
mixon, Ralph, Tindal, Boyer, and Somer- Resolved: That the best thanks of
ville. The Hardwicke Papers have also this Meeting be given to Lord Folkestone,
been consulted ; as also the State Tracts, Sir Francis Burdett, and Samuel Whit-
and the Harleian Collection. There is bread, esq., M. P. and those other Mem-
subjoined, by way of Appendix, a Collec-bers of the House of Commons, who support-
tion of very scarce and valuable Parlia- ed Mr. " Wardle, on the late inomentous
mentary Tracts, taken from those of Lord question.
Sommers, the Harleian Miscellany, and
the Collection of State Tracts published City of GLOCESTER, AND COUNTY OF
during the reign of William the Third.

THE SAME City.
At a Common Council House, held at

the Tolsey, in the said City, on Wednes-
PROCEEDINGS

day, the 29th day of March, in the fortyIn COUNTIES, Cities, BOROUGHS, 8c. re- ninth year of the reign of our Sovereign

lative to the recent Inquiry in the House Lord George the Third, by the grace of of Commons, respecting the Conduct of the God of the United Kingdom of Great DUKE OF YORK.

Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of

the Faith, and in the year of our Lord,
Town OF GLASGOW.

1800:
See
page
454 of this Volume.

Resolved, That the Freedom of the said

City, accompanied with the 'Thanks of
City of CANTERBURY. this Corporation, be given to Gwyllym
See page 455 of this Volume. Lloyd Wardle, esq. for his manly and pa-

triotic exertions in instituting and prose-
CITY OF, WESTMINSTER. cuting an inquiry into the abuses relative
See page 502 of this Volume. to Military Promotions, notwithstanding

the various and formidable obstacles which
City of LONDON, COMMON Hall. he had to encounter, in bringing forward
See
page
517 of this Volume. and conducting so important an Inquiry.

Resolved, That the grant of the Freedom
City of ROCHESTER.

of the same City, together with such Vote
At a Common Hall held at Rochester, of Thanks, be communicated by the De-
March 27, 1809, to consider the propriety puty Town-Clerk, to Colonel Wardle, as-
of passing a Vote of Thanks to Mr. War- signing the reason for which the above
dle, and the other Members of the House honour has been conferred upon him.
of Commons who assisted in the late In- Resolved, That the Thanks of this House
vestigation into the Conduct of the Duke be given to Henry Howard, and Robert
of York:

Morris, esqrs. Representatives of this City,

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for their honourable support of Colonel of Kent, holden at the Guildhall there, the Wardle in Parliament.

30th March, 1809, it was resolved, Resolved, That the above Resolutions be “ That the Thanks of this Court be inserted in two Morning and two Evening voted to Gwyllym Lloyd Wardle, esq. London Papers, and also in the Glocester M. P. for the very manly, spirited, and Journal and Glocester Herald.

patriotic manner in which he has called R. P. Wilton, Dep. Town Clerk. the attention of the House of Commons to

the Conduct of the Commander in Chief.

« That the Thanks of this Court be voted TOWN OF CALNE. At a meeting of the Guild, Stewards,

to William Honywood, esq., one of the Burgesses, and inhabitants of the

Borough Representatives in Parliament for this. and Town of Calne, convened for the pur- lord Folkestone, and sir Francis Burdett,

county, and likewise to Mr. Whitbread, pose of considering the propriety of Thank- and the several other Members of the House ing Colonel Wardle for his patriotic conduct in Parliament, the following Address

of Commons who gave Mr. Wardle their

assistance and support. being proposed and seconded, was unanimously carried, and signed by all present:

“ That this Court beg to declare their

firm attachment to their Sovereign and to To G. L. \Vardle, esq., M. P. the Mover of the Charges in the House of Com

the Constitution, but at the same time mons, against his royal highness the Duke they cannot forbear to express that, as of York :-We, the Guild, Stewards, Bur- long as public abuses exist, the Country gesses, and Inhabitants of the Town and and happy effect of that constitution, which

can never expect to enjoy the beneficial Borough of Calne, assembled, feel it our duty, as members of a free country, to ex

is the pride of Englishmen and the adini

ration of the world. This Court therefore press our sense of your public conduct. We admire alike your courage and manli-humbly hopes that the honourable House ness, in standing forward, singly and un- of Commons will persevere in the investiaided, and laying your Charges “ in a

gation and reform of such abuses till cor“ tangible shape' before the Representa other states, is fully rooted out, and the

ruption, which has been the downfall of tives of the People; your firmness and judgment in supporting them ; and

people may have the satisfaction of knowmoderation, when truth had silenced the ing and feeling that the sacrifices they warnings of responsibility, and threats of make are for the public good, and not per infany, from Ministerial arrogance. We verted to base or improper purposes

. consider that no efforts of genius nor any the Town Clerk, and copies sent to G. L.

That those Resolutions be signed by feats of heroism can, at this time, render:

Wardle, esq., and William Honywood, the country such essential service as the honest exertions of independent Members esq., M. P. and that the Resolutions be in:

sert of Parliament, to expose and exterminate

in the Sun and Morning Chronicle, corruption.—And we most unfeignedly and in the county newspapers. give you our cordial, sincere, and grateful Meeting be given to James Sharp, esq.,

• Resolved, That the Thanks of this thanks. We love our King and Constitution, and complain of no sacrifices that we

Deputy Mayor, for his readiness in calling are called upon to make for their

security Mayor, who is from home) and for his im

this Assembly (in the absence of the and support; but we cannot be insensible that too much of our treasure is diverted partial conduct in the Chair.

SAMPSON, Town Clerk.” from the proper channels of national benefit, and lavished on party adherents and

CITY OF DURHAM. sleeping placemen. We lowever confidently trust that through the course of and Commonalty of the said City, holden

At a Meeting of the Mayor, Aldermen, your political career, so vigorously and usefully began, you will maintain your day of April, 1809.

at the Guildhall of the said City, the 5th independence, and suffer no attachment to

Resolved — That this Meeting having party to warp you from the people's cause.

taken into consideration the patriotic and Guildball, Calne, March 30, 1809.

meritorious exertions of Gwyllym Lloyd

Wardle, esq. Member of Parliament, in TOWN AND BOROUGH OF DEAL. originating and steadily supporting, in the At a Common Assembly of the Deputy, honourable House of Commons, the recent Mayor, Jurats, and Commonalty of the Investigation of the Conduct of his Royal Town and Borough of Deal, in the County Highness, the late Commander in Chief, de

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offer him their most sincere Thanks; and to resign a situation of which he is unin testimony of the grateful sense which worthy, is entitled to the esteem and grathis Meeting feel of the spirited, firm, and titude of this Court and the Country. upright manner, in which, amidst great Resolved unanimously: That the Thanks discouragements, he instituted, conducted, of this Court and the Freedom of this City and persevered in the Inquiry. That the in a Gold Box, of the value of One Hun. Common Seal of this Ancient and Loyal dred Guineas, be presented to Gwyllym City be atfixed to this Resolution, and that Lloyd Wardle, esg., in grateful testimony the same be farthwith transmitted by the of the high sense they entertain of the Mayor to Colonel Wardle.

zeal, intrepidity, and patriotism, which is And this Meeting having observed, with so eminently evinced in that arduous and high approbation, the independent efforts laudable undertaking. of those Members of the House of Com- Resolved: That the Thanks of this mons who assisted Col. Wardle in the pro- Court be presented to sir Francis Burdett, gress of the Investigation, and who, on its bart., (Seconder), lord Folkestone, Samuel termination, voted in favour of the Address Whitbread, esqı, sir Samuel Romilly, knt., moved by him, or of the Amendments General Fergusson, Harvey Christian proposed by llenry Bankes, esq. and Sir Combe, esq., Alderman, and one of the Thomas Turton, bart.; and also of those Representatives of this City in Parliament, who divided against the Motion of the and the rest of the 125 Independent MemRight Honourable the Chancellor of the bers who, upon the important question on Exchequer upon that occasion : And this the Conduct of his royal highness the Meeting being of opinion, that efforts, at Duke of York, attempted to stem the toronce honest and constitutional, and so well rent of Corruption. directed to promote the public welfare, Resolved : That

considerable should be rewarded with and should re- number of those who voted in favour of ceive public support:

the late Commander in Chief, on the 18th Resolved, therefore, That the grateful of March last, hold lucrative appointments Thanks of this Meeting be, and they are at the pleasure of the Crown, a vote of achereby given to all those Members of the quittal under such circumstances must at House of Commons who voted or divided all times appear extremely equivocal, but in the Minority upon the Questions above when given, as in the present instance, in adverted to.

direct contradiction to the evidence proThat the Thanks of this Meeting be duced, which led to a decision so contrary given to Mr. Mayor for having convened, to the legitimate expectations of the people, and for his conduct at the Meeting. affords ground for apprehending that the

By Order, Wilkinson, Town Clerk. decision has arisen from that preponder

Ordered—That these Resolutions be ad- ating influence of which this Court before vertised in the Newcastle Chronicle and has complained. Courant, and in the Morning Chronicle Resolved: That these and other Puband Courier Newspapers.

lic Abuses call loudly for constitutional

correction and redress, and evince the neCITY OF LONDON, COMMON Council. cessity of a radical and speedy reform, as

A Common Council, holden in the essential to the safety and security of the Chamber of the Guildhall of the City of just prerogative of the Crown as to the London, on Thursday, the 6th day of ancient and unalienable rights of the April, 1809,

People. Resolved unanimously- That this Court Resolved: That the foregoing Resohas, on frequent occasions, evinced its de- | lutions be signed by the Town Clerk, and testation of the Public Abuses, which have published in the Morning and Evening been found to exist in various Departments Papers.

WOODTHORPE. of the State, and it cannot but equally condemn the corrupt practices developed COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX. by the late Investigation before the House At a numerous Meeting of the Freeof Parliament.

holders of the County of Middlesex, cosResolved : That Gwyllym Lloyd War- vened by the Sheritt, at the Mermaid at dle, esq., having, unawed by Ministerial Hackney, the 11th day of April instant, Threats, exhibited serious Charges against pursuant to a Requisition, " For the purthe late Commander in Chief, which have pose of expressing the sentiments of the been clearly substantiated, and which County on the Abuses which have been have, in fact, induced his Royal Highness disclosed by the Investigation into the Con

duct of the late Commander in Chief,” the, the late Inquiry, has been a complete defollowing Resolutions were adopted : reliction of that duty, which, as Represen

1. That circumstances of public noto- tatives of the People, they owe to their riety have, for a considerable time past, Constituents, and has proved them wholly placed beyond all doubt the existence of unworthy of the confidence of the Country. gross and scandalous Abuses in various -Carried unanimously. branches of the Executive Government of 9. That from the part which Ministers ! the Country. Carried unanimously. appear to have taken on the above occa

2. That the Abuses which have been sion, do hopes can be reasonably enterfound to prevail in all those departments tained of any effectual reformation of evils of the Government in which inquiries have so generally and loudly complained of, been instituted, have fully satisfied the until the executive Departments of the Freehoiders of this County of the necessity State shall be entrusted to men who will of further strict investigation into the re- honestly endeavour to detect, not shield maining Public Departments of the State. ahuses, and to whom the People may look -Carced unanimously.

up as the avengers, not the abettors of cor3. That Gwyllym Lloyd Wardle, Esq. ruption.-Carried unanimously, by the unexampled courage, ability, and 10. That it is the fervent hope of this perseverance, with which he has pursued Meeting that the people of the United and completed an Inquiry into the con- Kingdom will be animated by the result duct of the late Commander in Chief, has of the late Inquiry to prosecute a Reform faithruly discharged the duties of a Mem- in all the departments of the State, by reber of Parliament, and has in an high de turning honest and independent Repregree merited the thanks and approbation sentatives, who shall faithfully and zeaof his Country.--Carried unanimously. lously exert themselves to correct and

4. That the Thanks of this Meeting be annihilate corruptions, which weaken and given to Sir F. Burdett, bart. who se- even endanger the existence of the Empire. con led Col. Wardle's motion; to Lord -Carried unanimously. Viscount Folkestone, for the active, uniform 11. That William Mellish, esq. one of and able support which he afforded Mr. the Representatives of this County, by his Wardle during the whole of the above conduct in the late Inquiry, and generally Inquiry.—Carried unanimously.

since his election, has proved himself un5. That the Thanks of this Meeting be worthy of the confidence of his Constigiven to Samuel Wbitbread, esq., Sir S. tuents.-Carried. Romilly, iienry Mar.in,

esq.,

Sir Thomas 12. That the Thanks of this Meeting be Turton, Major-General Ferguson, Thomas given to the Sherifts, for their prompt and William Coke, esq., Jolm Christian Cur- constitutional compliance with the Requiwen, esq., the hon. Thomas Brand, hon. sition of the Freeholders to assemble this W. H. Lyttleton, Lord Viscount Milton, Meeting, and for their impartial conduct Lord Viscount Althorpe, Charles Watkin this day-Carried unanimously. William Wynne, esq., Lord Stanley, and

13. That these Resolutions be published the Minority of 125, who divided in ta- in the Public Newspapers. vour of Mr. Wardle's Motion for an Ad- J. J. Smith.-C. S. Hunter, Sheriffs, dress to the King on the subject of the late Inquiry.- Carried unanimously. Town AND BOROUGH OF SOUTHWARK.

6. That the Thanks of this Meeting be At a Meeting of the Inhabitants of the given to the Minority of 157, who on the ancient Town and Borough of Southwark, above occasion supported the Amendment April 12, 1809, John Townshend, Esq. proposed by Sir Thomas Turton, bart.- Deputy Bailiff, in the Chair, in the absence Carried.

of, and at the request of Sir Watkin Lewes, 7. That George Byng, esq. by the uni- kt. High Bailitt. form, upright, and independent conduct 1. Resolved, That the late Inquiry bewhich he has observed during the time he fore the House of Commons, into the conhas represented the County of Middlesex, duct of his Royal Highness the Duke of and more particularly by the support he York, as Commander-in-Chief, has exgave Mr. Wardle on this occasion, has posed the most flagrant abuses in the adhighly merited the Thanks and Approba- ministration of public atlairs. It appears tion of this Meeting. - Carried unani- peculiarly alarming, that at a time when mously.

the Continent of Europe has been nearly 8. That the conduct of Ministers in the overwhelmed by military power, such House of Commons, during the course of facts have been proved as tend to sully

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