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18 Placemen and Pensioners, who, though ments in the hands of a Minister. And part of what they receive was not stated, we further declare, that from the proof we are in the said Report stated to receive have always had of his Majesty's love for £ 178,994 a year, out of the taxes paid his people, we have full confidence in his by the people, and out of that money, to royal support and protection, in our conwatch over the expenditure of which they stitutional efforts, against a faction, not themselves are appointed.

less hostile to the true dignity and just That we observe the names of all those prerogatives of his Majesty's throne, than Placemen and Pensioners voting against they are to the interest and feelings of his Mr. Wardle's Motion.

faithful, suffering, and insulted people. That in the Act called the Bill of Rights, That Henry PenrUDDOCK WYNDHAM it is declared, “ That the Election of Mem- and Richard Long, esqrs., the Represen«bers of Parliament ought to be free;" tatives of this County, have, by their late and in the same Act it is declared, “ That conduct in Parliament, proved themselves “the violating the freedom of Election of undeserving the confidence of their con« Members to serve in Parliament, was stituents, and of the future support of this “ one of the crimes of King James II. and county, one of the grounds upon which he was Resolved unanimously, That the Thanks “ driven from the throne of his king of this Meeting be given to the High She“ dom.” But that, notwithstanding that riff for calling the same, and for his imlaw, this Meeting have observed, that on partial conduct in the Chair. the 11th instant, Mr. Madocks did, in the House of Commons, distincily charge Mr.

OFFICIAL PAPERS. Perceval and lord Castlereagh with having AMERICA. -Orders in Council. actually sold a seat in Parliament to Mr. At the Court of the Queen's Palace, the Dick, and with having endeavoured to 24th of May, 1809.—Present— The King's prevail upon the said Mr. Dick to vote most excellent Majesty in Council: against Mr. Wardle in the case of the Whereas his Majesty was pleased, by Duke of York; and that Mr. Madoçks his Order in Council of the 20th of April having made a motion for an inquiry into last, to declare certain ports and places of the said transactions, the House, by a very the countries which have been lately styled large majority, decided that there should the kingdom of Holland, to be subject to be no such inquiry.

the restrictions incident to a strict and That from these facts, as well as nume- rigorous blockade, as continued from his rous others, notorious to us, and to the Majesty's former Order of the 11th Nov. whole nation, this Meeting have a firme 1807; and whereas advices have been reconviction, that it is in the House of Com- ceived of a certain Provisional Agreement mons, as at present constituted, that exists entered into by his Majesty's Envoy Exthe great and efficient cause of all such traordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary scandalous abuses, in various departments in America, with the Government of the of the State, as have, in other countries, United States, whereby it is understood alienated the subject from the Sovereign, that his Majesty's Orders in Council of and eventually produced the downfal of the 7th Jan, and of the 11th Nov. 1807, the state,

shall be withdrawn so far as respects the That therefore this Meeting, anxious United States, on the 10th of June next. alike for the preservation of his Majesty's And whereas, although the said Provithrone and legitimate authority, and for sional Agreement is not such as was authe restoration of the rights and liberties thorised by his Majesty's Instructions, or bequeathed them by the wisdom, the forti- such as his Majesty can approve, it may tude, and the valour of their forefathers, hold already have happened, or may happen, it a duty which they owe to their Sovereign that persons being citizens of the said and bis successors, to themselves and to United States may be led by a reliance on their childre I, and to the safety, happi- the said Provisional Agreement, to engage ness, and ren wn of their country, to de- in trade with and to the said ports and clare their de cided opinion and convic. places of Holland, contrary to, and in viotion, that no change for the better can be lation of the restrictions imposed by the reasonably expected, without such a said Orders of the 7th Jan. and of the Reform in the Commons' House of Par- 11th Nov. 1907, as altered by the Order liament, as shall ma ke that House in real- of the 26th April last; his Majesty, in ity, as well as in na we, the Representa- order to prevent any inconveniences that tives of the People, i und not the instru. I may ensue from the circumstance above

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recited, is pleased, by and with the advice And his Majesty is pleased further to of his Privy Council, to order, and it is order, and it is hereby ordered, That the hereby ordered, That the said several said several Orders of the 7th of Jan, and Orders shall be suspended, so far as is ne- | 11th of Nov. 1807, as altered by the said cessary for the protection of vessels of the Order of the 26th of April last, shall also said United States, so sailing under the be suspended, so far as is necessary for faith of the said Provisional Agreement, the protection of vessels of the said United viz. That after the 9th day of June next, States which shall clear out, to any ports no vessel of the United States, which shall not declared to be under the restriction have cleared out between the 19th of April of blockade from any port of Holland belast, and the 20th of July ensuing, for any tween the 9th day of June and the 1st day of the ports of Holland aforesaid from any of July next, provided always that noport of the United States, shall be mo.. thing that is contained in the present Orlested or interrupted in her voyage by the der shall extend, or be construed to exCommanders of his Majesty's ships or tend, to protect any vessels or their carprivateers.

goes, that may be liable to condemnation And it is further ordered, that no vessels or detention for any other cause than the of the United States, which shall have violation of the aforesaid Orders of the cleared out from any port of America 7th of Jan. and the 11th of Nov. 1807, as previous to the 20th of July next, for any altered by the said Order of the 26th of other permitted port, and shall, during her April last. voyage, bave changed her destination, in Provided also, that nothing in this Orconsequence of information of the said der contained shall extend, or be construed Provisional Agreement, and shall be pro- to extend, to protect any vessel which ceeding to any of the ports of Holland shall attempt to enter any port actually aforesaid, shall be molested or interrupted blockaded by any of his Majesty's ships by the Commanders of any of his Majesty's of war. ships or privateers, unless such vessel shall And the right hon. the Lords Commishave been informed of this Order on her sioners of his Majesty's Treasury, his Mavoyage, and shall have been warned not jesty's Principal Secretaries of State, the to proceed to any of the ports of Holland Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, aforesaid, and shall, notwithstanding such and the Judge of the High Court of Adwarning, be found attempting to proceed miralty, and the Judges of the Court of to any such port.

Vice-Admiralty, are to give the necessary And it is further ordered, that after the directions herein as to them may respectsaid 9th day of June next, no vessel of the ively appertain. said United States which shall have cleared

STEPHEN COTTRELL. out, or be destined to any of the ports of Holland from any other port or place not French ARMY IN AUSTRIA.First Bullesubject to the restrictions of the said Order tin, (concluded from p. 832:) of the 26th of April last, after notice of The Austrian cavalry, strong and numesuch Provisional Agreement as aforesaid, rous, attempted to cover the retreat of shall be molested or interrupted in her their infantry, but they were attacked bring yoyage by the Commanders of his Ma- the division of St. Sulpice on the right, jesty's ships or privateers, provided such and by the division of Nansoutz on the vessel shall have so cleared out previous left, and the enemy's line of huss ars and to actual notice of this Order at such place cuirassiers routed, more than 3,00 Auof clearance, or in default of proof of ac- strian cuirassiers were made prisoners. tual notice previous to the like periods of As the night was commencir,g, our cuitime after the date of this Order, as are rassiers continued their march to Ratisbon. fixed for constructive notice of his Ma. The division of Nansoutz met with a cojesty's Order of the 11th of Nov. 1807, by lumn of the enemy, which was escaping, the Orders of the 25th Nov. 1807, and of and attacked it, and comp elled it to surthe 18th of May, 1808, at certain places render; it consisted of t'aree Hungarian and latitudes 'therein mentioned, unless battalions of 1,500 men.- -The division of such vessel shall have been informed of St. Sulpice charged anot' aer division of the this Order on her voyage, and warned by enemy, where the arc'o duke Charles narany of his Majesty's ships or privateers rowly escaped being taken. He was innot to proceed to any port of Holland, and debted for his safet s to the fleetness of his shall, notwithstanding such warning, at- horse. This color an was also broken and tempt to proceed 10 any such port. taken. Darkness at length compelled our

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20,000 men, commanded by general BelBattle of Ratisbon, and taking of that place. I legarde. On the other hand, near one

On the 23rd, at day break, the army half of the French army has not fired a advanced upon Ratisbon; the advanced shot. The enemy, astonished by rapid guard, formed by the division of Gudin, movements, which were out of their caland by the cuirassiers of Nansoutz and St. culation, were in a moment deprived of Sulpice, and they very soon came in sight their foolish hopes, and precipitated from of the enemy's cavalry, which attempted a delirium of presumption to a desponto cover the city. Three successive dency approaching to despair. charges took place, all of which were to our advantage. Eight thousand of their troops

Second Bulletin, dated Muhldorf, April 27. having been cut to pieces, the enemy pre- On the 22d, the day after the battle of cipitately repassed the Danube. During Landshut, the Emperor left that city for these proceedings, our light infantry tried to Ratisbon, and fought the battle of Echget possession of the city. By a most un- muhl. At the same time he sent the duke accountable disposition of his force, the of Istria with the Bavarian division under Austrian general sacrificed six regiments general Wrede, and Moltor’s division, to there without any reason. The city is proceed to the Inn, and pursue the two surrounded with a bad wall, a bad ditch, corps of the Austrian army beaten at and a bad counterscarp. The artillery Abensberg and Landshut.-The duke of haring arrived, the city was battered with Istria arrived successively at Wilsburg some twelve pounders. It was recollected and Neumark, found there upwards of 400 that there was one part of the fortifications carriages, caissons and equipages, and took where, by means of a ladder, it was pos- from 15 to 1800 prisoners in his march.sible to descend into the ditch, and to The Austrian corps found beyond Neupass on the other side through a breach mark, a corps of reserve which had arin the wall. The duke of Montebello rived upon the Inn. They rallied, and caused a battalion to pass through this on the 25th gave battle at Neumark, opening: they gained a postern, and ine where the Bavarians, notwithstanding troduced themselves into the city. All their extreme inferiority, preserved their those who made resistance were cut to positions.—On the 24th the Emperor had. pieces : the number of prisoners exceed sent the corps of the duke of Rivoli from 8,000. In consequence of these unskilful Ratisbon to Straubing, and from thence dispositions, the enemy had not time to to Passau, where he arrived on the 26th. destroy the bridge, and the French passed The duke made the battalion of the Po pell-mell with them to the left bank. pass the Inn-it made 300 prisoners, reThis unfortunate city, which they were moved the blockade of the citadel, and ocbarbarous encugh to defend, «has suffered cupied Scharding.-On the 25th the duke considerably. A part of it was on fire of Montebello had orders to march with during the night, but by the efforts of ge- his corps from Ratisbon to Muhldorft. neral Nioraud, and his division, it was ex- On the 27th he passed the Inn and protinguished. Thus, at the battle of Abens- ceeded to the Salza.-To-day, the 27th, berg, the Emperor beat separately the two the Emperor has his head-quarters at corps of the archduke Louis and general Muhldorf.- The Austrian division, comKeller; at the battle of Landshut, he took manded by general Jellachich, which octhe centre of their communications, and cupied Munich, is pursued by the corps the general depôt of their magazines and of the duke of Dantzic.-The king of Ba. artillery ; finally, at the battle of Eck- varia has shewn himself at Munich. He muhl; the four corps of Hohenzollern, afterwards returned to Augsburg, where Rosenberg, Kollowrath, and Lichtenstein, he will remain some days, intending not were defeated. The corps of general to fix his residence at Munich till Bavaria Bellegarde arrived the day after the battle; shall be entirely delivered from the enethey could only be witnesses of the taking my:-On the side of Ratisbon the duke of Ratisbon, and then fled into Bohemia. J of Auerstadt is gone in pursuit of prince

Charles, who cut off from his communica- | burg, the emperor of Austria's brother, tion with the Inn and Vienna, has no has shewn the same sentiments, and has other resource than that of retiring into declared that if the Austrians advanced to the mountains of Bohemia, by Waldmun his territories, he should retire, if neceschen and Cham.—With respect to the sary, across the Rhine—so well are the emperor of Austria, he appears to have insanity and the invectives of Vienna apbeen before Passau, in order to besiege preciated! The regiments of the petty that place with three battalions of the princes, all the allied troops are eager to Landwerk.--All Bavaria and the Palati- march against the enemy.--A notable nate are delivered from the presence of circumstance, which posterity will remark the enemy.-At Ratisbon, the Emperor as a fresh proof of the signal bad faith of passed several corps in review, and caused Austria, is, that on the day she wrote the the bravest soldiers to be presented to annexed letter to the king of Bavaria, she him, to whom he gave distinctions and published, in the Tyrol, the proclamation pensions, and the bravest officers, to whom signed by general Jellachich. On the he gave baronies and lands.-Hitherto same day she proposed to the king to be the Emperor has carried on the war al- neutral, and invited his subjects to rise. most without equipage and guards; and How can we reconcile this contradiction, one has remarked, that in the absence of or rather how justify this infamy? his guards, he had always about him the [To the Bulletins are annexed a Proclaallied Bavarian and Wirtemberg troops; mation from the Austrian general Jellawishing thereby to give them a particular chich, inviting the Tyrolese to throw off proof of confidence.-A report' has been the Bavarian yoke, and to "resume their circulated that the Emperor has had bis allegiance to their old master; and a leg broken. The fact is, that a spent ball letter from the archduke Charles to the grazed the heel of his boot, but did not king of Bavaria, soliciting his co-operation touch the skin. Never was his majesty in in a var undertaken for the general debetter health, though in the midst of the liverance of Germany.] greatest fatigue.-It has been remarked

Proclamation. as a singular fact, that one of the first Austrian officers made prisoners in this Soldiers, you have justified my expectawar, was the aide de camp of prince tions. You have made up for numbers by Charles, sent to M. Otto with the famous your bravery. You have glorious!y marked letter, purporting that the French army the difference that exists between the solmust retire.--The inhabitants of Ratis- diers of Cæsar and the armed cohorts of bon having behaved very well, and Xerxes. In a few days we have triumphed evinced that patriotic and confederated in the three battles of Tann, Abensberg, and spirit which we have a right to expect Echmull, and in the actions of Peising, from them, his majesty has ordered that Landshut, and Ratisbon. One hundred the damages done shall be repaired at his pieces of cannon, 40 standards, 50,000 expence, and particularly the rebuilding prisoners, 3,000 waggons, full of baggage, of the houses burnt, the expence of which all the chests of the regiments-Sueb is will be several millions.-All the sovereigns the result of the rapidity of your march and territories of the Confederacy evince and your courage.—The enemy, besolted the most patriotic spirit. When the by a perjured cabinet, seemed no longer Austrian minister at Dresden delivered to preserve any recollection of us. They the Declaration of his court to the king of have been promptly awaked—You have Saxony, the latter could not contain bis appeared to them more terrible than ever. indignation—“ You wish for war, and Lately they crossed the Inn, and invaded

against whom? You attack and you in the territory of our allies. Lately they

veigh against a man, who three years presumed to carry the war into the heart * ago, master of your destiny, restored of our country. Now, defeated and dis“ your states to you. The proposals made mayed, they fiy in disorder. Already my “ to me afflict me; my engagements are advanced-guard has passed the Inn-be“ known to all Europe; no prince of the fore a month is elapsed we shall be at Vi“ Confederacy will deiach himself from enna.- From our Head-quarters, Ratis“them."--The grand duke of Wurtz-bone, 25th April.--(Signed) NAPOLEON,

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On the 12th of May, 1809, MR. MADocks made, in the House of Commons, a charge in substance as follows: “I affirin, then, that Mr. Dick purchased a seat in the House of Cominons for the borough of “ Cashel, through the agency of the Honourable HENRY Wellesley, who acted for, and on behalf of “ the Treasury: that, upon a recent question, of the last importance, when Mr. Dick had determined to

vote according to his conscience, the noble Lord, CASTLEReagu, did intimate to that gentleman the necessity of either his voting with the government, or resigning his seat in that House; and that Mr. Dick, suoner than vote against principle, did make choice of the latter alternative, and vacate his

seat accordingly. To this transaction I charge the Right Hon. Gentleman, Mr. Perceval, as being “ privy and having connived at it. This I will engage to prove by witnesses at your bar, if the House “ will give me leave to call them."At the end of a long Debate upon this subject, the question was taken upon a motion for an Inquiry into the matter; that there appears from the reports the proceedinzs, published in the papers, to have been 995 Members present, that, out of 395, only 85 voted for the motion, which, of course, was lost, there being 310 out of the 395, who voted against the motion for Inquiry. In the year 1902, this same Mr. Perceval, being then Attorney General, prosecuted Philip HAMLIN, a Tinmap of Plymouth, for having committed the crime of offering Mr. Addington £.2,000, to give him a place in the Castom House ; upon this occasion, Mr. Perceval demanded judgment upon the said Hamlin, for the sake of PUBLIC JUSTICE; and the Judge, after expatiating upon the “incalc* lable mischief,” to wbich such crimes must naturally lead, sentenced the said Hamlin to pay a fine of a hundred pounds to the king, and to be imprisoned for three Calendar months.-N. B. This is the same Mr. Perceval, who, in 1807, set up the Godly cry of “ No Popery." 865]

[S66 PARLIAMENTARY REFORM. And although I am at all times unwillBELONGING to this subject, nothing more

ing to request the attention of the Comimportant has taken place, than the Speech, mittee of this House, thinking that I should made by the Speaker of the House of Con- render them no service by mixing in their mons, on Thursday, the 1st of this month. general Debates, and feeling also the in

This Speech, of which I am fully war- convenience of being precluded afterwards ranted in saying, that I have a correct re- by my other duties in this House from port, I shall here insert, at full length; explaining or defending my opinions in and, afterwards ofier, in the shape of a any subsequent stage of discussion; neverLetter, such observations upon it, as

theless there are some subjects of a para

appear to me necessary, and likely to be mount importance, upon which I do conuseful. —This Speech was made in a ceive that I have a personal duty imposed Committee of the whole House upon Mr. upon me (and perhaps the House may Curwen’s Reform vill; and, I beg the reader, I think in some degree an official duty) io as he proceeds in the perusal, to contrast deliver the sentiments which I entertain : the doctrines and the sentiments, which - And such is the present. the Speaker has now thought proper to ex

The Question now before us, is no less press, with the doctrines and the senti-than this -- Whether Seats in this House ments proclaimed, by both sides of the House, shall be henceforth publicly saleable ? - A, upon Mr. Manocks's motion of the 12th proposition, at the sound of which, our of May; and to apply these doctrines and Ancestors would have startled with indigsentiments to the notorious cases of Castie- nation; but a practice, which in these REAGH, HENRY WELLESLEY, and Perceval,

days and within these walls, in utter oband to what was advanced, upon Mr. livion of every former maxim and feeling Madocks’s motion, by those more imme- of Parliament, has been avowed and jusdiately connected with the borough-mon

tified. gers, that is to say, those who sell and

We are now, however, come to a pass deal in Seats in Parliament.

from which we have no retreat. Upon

this Question we must decide, Aye or No. SPEECH

To do nothing is to do every thing. If OF THE Right Hon. Tue Speaker:

we forbear to reprobate this traffic, we

give it legality and sanction. And unless Thursday the 1st of June, 1809.

we now proceed to brand and stigmatize MR. WHARTON,

it by a prohibitory Law, I am firmly perBefore you proceed to put the Question suaded that even before the short remnant of Reading this Bill a first time, I wish to of this Session is concluded, we shall see offer myself to your notice ;

that Seats in this House are advertised for

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