deeply interested ; and, therefore, we should |“ small part of which has been repaid, and neglect nothing that may tend to give us " that without interest. What noble excorrect notions with regard to every part of “ amples they set us of making sacrifices ! his public conduct.

"and for reconciling the people to their There is, Gentlemen, an assertion by Sir sufferings, from the weight of the taxes, Francis Burdett, with regard to Lord Ellen " and the distresses of the times!" borough; and a denial by Mr. Jones, in de Now, Gentlemen, suffer not yourselves fence of that Judge. But, the better to im to be heated by this statement; but, bring derstand the whole matter, we will first your minds cool and impartial to the great take the entire paragraph of Sir Francis's point relative to the Chief Judge, Ellenboletter, containing the assertion; and, after rough. Upon this point I shall make no having made the necessary remarks, in the assertion of my own; nor will I offer any way of explanation, we will take the entire opinion touching it. I will simply lay beletter of Mr. Jones, and then see, from au- fore you such facts as I happen to be in thentic documents, which is true, the as- possession of; and I will take no facts serlion, or the denial.

which I do not draw from authentic reThe paragraph, in Sir Francis's letter, is cords. as follows: -“Gentlemen, it is often Sir Francis says, that the Chief Judge of “affirmed that the savings in our power to the King's Bench, Ellenborough, besides “ make from sinecures and pensions would his salary, receives in sinecures, £8,993 2 " afford no relief to the people; let us take year. We will inquire into this before we

a few out of the numerous instances. The proceed any further. The salary is £5,500 - House of Cominons itself, in sheer places a year; but Sir Francis talks of sinecures; "" and pensions, swallows as much as would and, Gentlemen, upon this point, Sir

give fisty shillings a year to 71,224 fa- Francis is not quite correct;, for he has "milies; would this be nothing ? would it stated the amount of these sinecures to be " not be felt by the people ? Lord Arden, LESS than what it really is; that is to say, “ brother to the late Minister, with rever if the official documents that I am about to “sion to the late Minister himself, receives quote are not erroneous; for, according to " from his sinecures £38,574 a year; this them, the proceeds of Lord Ellenborough's " is the exact sum stated; but, it is said, sinecures are as follows: " that he has besides, immense sums aris"sing from interest. Here is support all

1st. As Chief Clerk in his own) £. " the year round, at 12 shillings a week,

Court, stated in a report to the “ for more than a thousand families. The

House of Commons, moved for 7,591 same may be said for the family of Gren

by Lord Cochrane, and dated 66 ville. The Duke of Grafton's sineciires

29th of June, 1808 “ and pensious would maintain half as 2d. As Clerk of the Errors, for " many; and, in short, it is in this way the filling which office a person reor nation is impoverished and reduced to

ceives lool. a year " misery.


This is stated in a report print" TICE ELLENBOROUGH, BESIDES ed by order of the House of " HIS SALARY, RECEIVES IN SINE Commons, 18th June, 1811. 56 CURES £8,993 A YEAR, BESIDES 3d. Out of the Seal Office, as “ HAVING OFFICES TO SELI., AND stated for the year 18;0, in the 281 " PARTICIPATING IN THE EMOLU. last-mentioned report " MENTS OF HIS OWN JAILER. " Tie sinecures of the Chief Justice would Total of Sinecures, as stated keep three hundred families. Mr. Gar

in the Parliamentary Re 9,975 " nier, the Apothecary General, has a clear

ports ... " L 12,000 a year, according to his own

Total, as stated by Sir ? " acknowledgment. Besides the sums given


Francis Burdeti . . " to the Princes out of the Droits of the " Admiralty. The King's private pro

Under statement by Sir Francis “perty in the funds exempted from the In


Burdett. come Tax; and Mr. Addington (the “ maker and the breaker of the Treaty of " Amiens), in 1801, misapplying upwards But, Sir Francis goes on, and says, that cs of £50,000 (voted for the Civil List), the Chief Justice has OFFICES TO " as a Loan to the Duke of York, only a SELL! And, further, that he partici


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pates in the emoluments of his own Jailer! | tice may sell the office of Custos Brevium.

Now, as touching OFFICES TO SELL, he may, of course, include in the worth of I do find recorded, in a report laid before it, the worlh of the offices, whose posthe House of Commons, and ordered to be sessors are appointed by the Custos Breprinted on the 15th of June, 1810, the vium; and it is expressly stated in the following facts; that Lord Ellenborough, report, that the offices held under the apunder his own hand, acknowledges to be pointment of the Custos Brevium are consaleable by the Chief Justice, the follow- sidered to be saleable.. ing offices : 1st, the office of Chief Clerk ; Well, then, Gentlemen, you are now 2d, that of Custos Brevium; 3d, that of very competent to judge of the assertions Filacer Exigenter and Clerk of the Out-of Sir Francis, as to the salary, the sinelawries; that these three offices are, in the cures, and the saleable offices, of the Lord. said last-mentioned report said to produce Chief Justice. There now remains only a receipt as follows, upon an average of the JAILER'S EMOLUMENTS, in years :

which Sir Francis is represented as having £.

said that Lord Ellenborough participates. Chief Clerk

6,280 18 6 The words are ; that Lord Ellenborough, Custos Brevium

2,019 7 4 “ besides his salary, receives in sinecures, Filacer, &c.

5,104 16 9 “ £8,990 a year, besides having offices


JAILER.” To this last assertion it is, But, the persons filling these offices AP- that Mr, WILLIAM JONES, Marshal of POINT TO OTHER OFFICES. Mind the King's Bench, has given a flat denial, that! The appointments and the yearly in a Letter, which has been published, receipl are, in the said report, stated as apparently, in all the London news-papers, follows:

and of which the following is a copy, as

£. 8. d. published in the Times news-paper. Clerk of the Declarations

" To the Editor of the Times. Sir, Clerk of Common Bails, &c. 229 3 10

". It is a duty I owe to Lord Ellenborough, Clerk of the Dockets

1 6 Clerk of the Rules on the

to the public, and to myself, to contraPlea side

3,383 11 6 dict, in the most express and unequiClerk of the Papers on the

6 vocal terms, an unreserved and groundless

1,580 0 11 same side

assertion made by Sir Francis Burdett,

66 in his Address to the Electors of West£6,237 17 10

“minster, published in The Times of the Clerk of inner Treasury 325 15 5

" 3d instant. On that occasion, he peClerk of outer Treasury 158 19

remptorily accuses the Lord Chief Jus-, Clerks of Nisi Prius

1,750 15 9

66 tice of the King's Bench, of unduly para Bag bearer

85 10

"ticipating in my official emoluments, as

£2,321 08 Marshal of the Prison of that Gourt. I Total of offices saleable by the

" accordingly declare, with all the solemChief Judge, and of offices

" nily suited to a public asseveralion of this in the appointment of those £21,964 1

66 serious nature, that no one does particiwho hold the saleable offices

pate, or ever has parlicipated, with me, Thus, then, the offices, which Lord El-" in any way whalever, in the advantages -lenborough (in a letter inserted in the re or benefits which I derive from my situaport before mentioned) states to be directly " lion; and that, consequently, the charge saleable, amount in their yearly receipt to " made by Sir Francis Burdett, as althe sum of £13,405, and odd, and then ready expressed, is wholly without founthe holders of those offices appoint others

66 dation. I hold my office by the espeto offices, worth the rest of the £21,964. "cial appointment of the King, under His Lord Ellenborough does not, it appears," Majesty's Royal Sign Manual, according sell the office of Chief Clerk: he keeps that " to an Act of the 27th of George II., in the trust of others for his own appoint “ whereby the power of granting the office ment; and, of course, he, as holding the 66 of the Marshal of the King's Bench is office of Chief Clerk by the means of Trus 66 vested in the Crown; and, in the lantees, appoints the second set of offices, guage

of the instrument by which I have which, as we see, bring in £6,237 and 66 been nominated to it, with all its prosome odd a year; and, as the Chief Jus“ fits, perquisites, privileges, and 'ad

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vantages ; in which, I ré-assert, no one “ Under what authority do you pay over "s has ever participated with me.

-The “ these fees to the Lord Chief Justice of " public refutation of such a charge, so " the King's Bench ? Because I con" boldly made, is a duty which it becomes sceive the Lord Chief Justice entitled to

me to perform, and I trust I have now " thema "WHY do you conceive the 6. performed it. I am, Sir, your very | " Lord Chief Justice is ENTITLED TO "obedient servant,

66 THE FEES OF AN OFFICE NOT " WM. JONES, Marshal. 66 HELD BY HIMSELF ? -He has the King's Bench, Oct. i0, 1812."

" appointment of the office, and if he When you have well attended to the

" chooses to appoint A RELATION to it,

6+ who receives the fees, he accounts for it meaning of this Letter, Gentlemen, you will be so good as to attend to what I am

" TO HIS SON; his son was NOT OF now about to lay before you. Mr. Jones

" AGE at the time it was executed in says, that Sir Francis accused Lord Ellen “ Ewan Law's name; his son was under borough of UNDULY participating. This,

age, but HE RECEIVED IT FOR HIS as you will have observed, is not true.

" SON; his son now being of age, I ex. Sir Francis talks merely of his partici

"ecute it in the NAME OF HIS SON; paling, without expressing any opinion as

"and my office requires a great deal of atto the nature of the act. Therefore, here,

" tendance and a great deal of labour. at any rate, Mr. Jones is wrong. But,

66 All the records are entered by me, and

66 abstracted for the Judge against the How to the real, substantial merits of the

“ Cause comes on.

I attend him too upon case.

In a report, laid before the House of Commons, on the 18th of June, 1811,

" the circuit, and it is necessary he should I find the following passage, containing

" have a person to assist him upon that

occasion. I execute the office FOR minutes of Evidence, given before a Commiliee of the House, by this very Mr.

{THE SON, now he is of age, and have William Jones, Masshal of the King's

an order to execute the office for bim as

- his deputy: Bench.

-Do you receive that or“ WILLIAM JONES, Esq., Marshall der froin the son himself, or from Lord " to the Chief Justice of the King's Bench;

Ellenborough ?---FROM LORD EL“ called in ; and examined.

6 LENBORQUGH; the son is ABROAD not Marshal to the Chief Justice of the

now, or I should have it from himself. King's Bench? -I executed the office


“ SON TO BE THE MARSHAL OF w in the name of Mr. EWAN LAW at vi first, and afterwards in the name of Mr.

" THE KING'S BENCH? YES, I $6 WILLIAM LAW.. (The witness

I hold myself ANSWERABLE 6 delivered in the following paper, which

" TO THE SON, who is the officer, but " was read.) -The office of Marshal to

"I PAY IT TO LORD ELLENBO" the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of

" ROUGH in trust for the son. - You " King's Bench, has been executed by W.

“ have neither salary nor emolument of " Jones ever since Lord Ellenborough’s


kind beyond the £200 a year you " appointment to the office of Chief Jus "have spoken of ?

-None at all ; last tice ; part of the time in the name of year, on account of the number of Causes, “ Ewan Law, Esq., and the remainder in " must be a little more than that; but I

" believe with that it will not average $t the name of William Law, Esq. Wil

£800 a year. I sent my return, as “ liam Jones has been allowed a salary of

6 Marshal of the King's Bench last year, “ £200 a year for executing the office, and " has received and ACCOUNTED FOR


" COUNT FOR ANY PART OF THE “ CHIEF JUSTICE, which for five years

" PROFITS YOU DERIVE FROM “ have amounted yearly, (exclusive of w." THE OFFICE OF MARSHAL OF

66 THE KING'S BENCH?-I do NOT + Jones's salary,) as follows, viz.

£. 's. d.

"o account for a halfpenny to any person, In 1805

839 8 7

" and it is an office of great risk.” 1 806

725 14 2 Gentlemen, judge now for yourselves. 1807

771 5 6 People of England, judge now between 1808


4 4 Sir Francis Burdett and this Mr. Jones. I 1809 .

830 0 will add but a few words by way of ex. Average, per annum, £780.

planation. Mr. Jones sometimes calls 3d Aprile 1811.

W. JONES. himself the Marshal of the King's Bench,

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and, at other times, Marshal of the King's, of Dorogobush, till nine at night, and the Bench Prison ; but he no where calls him- enemy annoyed them with a cannonade, self a JAILER; while Sir Francis Burdert and during the night retired 15 wersts. does call him a Jailer, in pointing him out on the 14th, the 2d corps arrived at as the person with whom the Lord Chief Afanaszjero, and the 1st army at SimmeJustice participates in emoluments. You, wo; the 2d army at Lushkan; the vanGentlemen, will be able to decide what guard remained at the same place as the weight ought to be given to this distinc- previous day. The detachment of Majortion, suppose the word Jailer to differ es- General Baron Winzengerede remains at sentially in meaning from the word Mar- Pritschesty, between Duchouschene ; Mashal, as used in the present instance; but, jor-General Krasnolo is, with three regiI will just show you what is the real na- ments, on the high road from Wasma to ture of Mr. Jones's office, taking my de- Duchousechene.--I have the honour to scription from the Law Dictionary itself: inform your Majesty, chat after the enemy “ MARSHAL of the King's Bench, who had taken possession of Dorogobush, he “ hath the custody of the King's Bench followed the first army with his whole Prison in Southwark. This officer gives united force, and on the next day our rear" attendance upon the Court, and lakes guard was vigorously attacked near Siinto his custody all prisoners committed mechy: the action was warm, and lasted " by the court; he is FINEABLE FOR seven hours. Both armies, which march

ABSENCE; and NON-AT- ed in three columns, formed a junction " TENDANCE IS A FORFEITURE OF near Weasma, where the position was so “ HIS OFFICE." And yet Mr. Jones is, unfavourable, that I was obliged to take in the report above quoted, said to have another near the village of Zarewosa, where asserted, in evidence, that the son of the I remain with both armies, waiting the Chief Justice, while an infant, and while enemy's attack. -My advance guard is abroad, was the Marshal of the King's eighteen wersts in advance. In this poBench !

sition the two armies were yesterday found I shall say no more. Judge you for by the Commander-in-Chief Prince Goliyourselves, Gentlemen, between Sir Fran- neschischew Kutusow, on whose disposicis Burdett and the person who has ac

tions the further movements of these armies cused him of promulgating falsehood. But, depend.—General Meloradowitsch with I cannot let pass this occasion of expressing his troop yesterday approached Gstealsk. my hope, that all those, who have published the Letter of Mr. Jones will, at Report of Lieutenant-General Count Willleast, publish the above Evidence given

genstein, dated Sokolitschtscha, Sept. 3. by himself on the subject.

After my last report of the 16th of Aug. In my next I shall crave your attention nothing took place with the enemy. He to matters appertaining more exclusively is still in the same intrenchments near Poto this county; and, in the mean while I lotsk, and suffers dreadfully by hunger and remain your faithful friend,

loss of men in consequence.

Fifty men WM. COBBETT. desert from him every day. -The ComBolley, 22d October, 1812.

mander-in-Chief of all the armies, Prince Kutusow writes as follows frona head-quar

ters, near the village of Brodino, Sept. 4. OFFICIAL PAPERS.

- The position that I had chosen in the

village of Brodino, 12 wersts in advance of RUSSIAN BULLETINS.

Moshaisk, is one of the best to be found in

the plain country; the weak points of this Official Intelligence from General Burclay position, which are on the left flank, I

de Tolli, dated the 26th August, 1812. shall endeavour to amend by art; it were -(Continued from page 510.)

to be wished that the enemy would attack rouske joined the ed army, but as this ad- us in this position, in which case I should vantage offered no benefit, and as the ene- have great hopes of victory; but should he, my were pressing hard on our rear, both when he finds my position strong, manoeuarmies retreated in three columns on the vre on the roads leading to Moscow, I shall road to Wisma. On the 13th (26th), put myself in march, and take a position the 2d corps was iu Komuschkrena ; the behind Moshaisk, where all these roads 3d, 4th, 5th, and 6th in Tschulsua, and meet, With respect to the enemy it is the 2d

arniy, in Bashona. The rear-guard to be remarked, that for some days he has of the 1st army remained within two wersts been very cautious, and when he moves

forward, he seems to do it as it were in of their Sovereign, has not acquired a profear. --- Yesterday Colonel Prince Kudas- perty and means of enjoyment superior to chew, whom I had sent with 200 Cos- what were possessed by their ancestors. sacks, obliged the whole cavalry of the This unequalled prosperity could not have Corps of Davoust and that of the King of been attained by the utmost liberality of the Naples to remain sitting on their horses Government, or the persevering industry for some hours. -Yesterday the enemy of the people, had not the maritime power did not advance one step.-To-day the of the mother country secured to its coloadvanced posts of our Cossacks are distant nists a safe access to every market where from me about thirty wersis, and the side the produce of their labour was in demand. roads are very carefully observed. -The -The unavoidable and immediate concorps of General Miloradowitsch has joined sequence of a separation from Great Brithe army under my command. To- tain, must be the loss of this iuestimable morrow the Moscow armed force will ar advantage, and what is offered you in ex. rive from Moshaisk. --Lieutenant-Cene- change? to become a territory of the Uuited ral Konownizyn now commands the rear- States, and share with them that exclusion guard. Nothing of importance has hap- from the Ocean which the policy of their pened to this corps, and the enemy is held present Government enforces—you are not in great respect towards us. Yesterday even flattered with a participation of their some officers and sixty men were made pri- boasted independence; and it is bat too obsoners. According to the reports of the vious, that once exchanged from the powerprisoners, the 5th battalions of the French ful protection of the United Kingdom, you regiments are arrived ; these are the last must be reannexed to the dominion of troops he expects to receive.

France, from which the provinces of Canada were wrested by the arms of Great Britain, at a vast expense of blood and

treasure, from no other motive but to relieve Upper CANADA.--PROCLAMATION.

her ungrateful children from the oppression The unprovoked declaration of war by of a cruel neighbour: this restitution of the United States of America against the Canada to the Empire of France was the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ire- stipulated reward for the aid afforded to land and its dependencies, has been follow- the revolted Colonies, now the United ed by the actual invasion of this province in Stales; the debt is still due—and there can a remote frontier of the Western District, be no doubt but the pledge has been renewby a detachment of the ariped force of the ed as a consideration for commercial advanUnited States. The Officer commanding tages, or rather for unexpected relaxation that detachment has thought proper to in- \ in the tyranny of France over the Comervite His Majesty's subjects, not merely to cial World. Are you prepared, Inhabita quiet and unresisting submission, but in ants of Upper Canada, to become willing sults them with a call to seek voluntarily subjects, or rather slaves, to the Despot the protection of his Government. With- / who rules the Nations of Europe with a out condescending to repeat the illiberal l'od of iron? If not, arise in a body, exert epithets bestowed in this appeal of the your energies, co-operate cordially with American Commander 10 the people of the King's regular forces to repel the inUpper Canada, on the Administration of vader, and do not give cause to your chilHis Majesty, every inhabitant of the pro-dren, when groaning under the oppression vince is desired to seek the confutation of of a foreign master, to reproach you with such indecent slander in the review of his having too easily parted with the richest inown particular circumstances : where is heritance of this earth-a participation in the Canadian subject that can truly affirm the name, character, and freedom of Brito himself, that he has been injured by the tons.

- The same spirit of justice, which Government in his personi, his liberty, or will make every reasonable allowance for his property? Where is to be found, in the unsuccessful efforts of zeal and loyalty, any part of the world, a growth so rapid will not fail to punish the defalcation of in wealth and prosperity as this colony ex- principle; every Canadian Freeholder is by hibits ?-Settled not thirty years by a band deliberate choice bound by the most solemn of veterans, exiled from their former pos- oaths to defend the Monarchy as well as his sessions on account of their loyaity, not a own property ; to shrink from that engage. descendant of these brave people is to be ment is a treason not to be forgiven ; let no found, who, under the fostering liberality man suppose, that if, in this unexpected

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