Freeholder has to perform. That duty he while your landlord is guilty of corruption owes to his country; and, if he does not and of subornation of perjury; so that the performi, it for the good of his country, he is transaction leaves you, à couple of wretches guilty, at the very least, of neglect of a meriting the execration of all honest men, sacred duty. He is called upon to give his In resuming my address to you, the freevoice for the men whom, in his conscience, holders in general, I should endeavour to he believes to be most likely to be faithful | lay before you a true picture of the state of representatives of the people; and, if he our country, and to show you, that, unless obey the dictates of his interest rather than we make immediate exertions to put down the dictates of his conscience, he is, at once, corruption, the total ruin of England is a corrupt and a perjured man. He is guilty certain and at hand; but, lest I should not of wilful corruption and wilful perjury, if have room, I must begin with calling your he give his vote for a man whom he does attention to the points in dispute between not believe will be a faithful representative MR. GEORGE ROSE and myself, and to of the people, a resolute guardian of their the other important topic noticed at the beliberty and their property.

ginning of this letter. Tenants, I now address myself particu- I told you, in the prespace of Mr. Rose, larly to you; and, I beg you to consider the that he and his sons had, received 300,000 real character in which you appear, if you pounds of the public môney. This Mr. give your votes at the dictation of your Rose positively denied. But, Gentlemen, I landlords, and not according to your own re-asserted the fact, and I am now about to consciences. You are as ready as any body give you the proof in detail. Mr. Rose to talk about rollen boroughs, and to rail himself has, with the exception of about against the corrupt wretches who inhabit three years, been in some office or other, at them, and who notoriously sell their votes. the rate of not less than £4,000 a year for But, softly with your railing! Examine the last 26 or 28 years ; he has had a sineinto your own conduct, and see in what ii cure office worth £4,946 a year ever since differs from the conduct of those despicable the month of February, 1783. The date men. I, for my part, have no hesitation 10 of the grant is stated in a report laid before say, that, if any one of you give your vote the House of Commons in February, 1802, at the request of your landlord, or with a and the amount is stated in a similar report view of continuing his tenant, or with that of June, 1810. From the last-mentioned of securing any indulgence froni him, you report, it appears, that the Right Honourare more blamable, and more despicable, able Gentleman has possessed, for forlyand more perfidious towards your neigh- two years, another sinecure place, worth bours and your country than any caitiff £400 a year. His son, William Stewart voter in a rotten borough. He acts a much Rose, has a sinecure place worth £2,137 2 more manly part than you ; he boldly takes year, according to a report laid before the the bribe into his hand; you take it slyly, House of Commons in June, 1808. In in the shape of abated rent, or in some other 1795, the active sturdy Old Gentleman shape. No, you will say, "I take nothing; obtained a grant in reversion of his great I merely oblige my landlord." Ah! you sinecure, to his son, G. Henry Rose, for would fain cheat the world with this paltry the life of the latter. The date of the juggle; but you will not succeed. You grant to W. S. Rose is not stated. Now, vote to oblige your landlord; yes, but why then, let us see how the account stands. do you wish to oblige him? The reason is, 1st. Sinecure since 1783, at £. and the reason must be, that you, by oblig- 4,9461. a year, 29 years. 220,302 ing him, hope to continue his tenant, or to Principal and interest receive some sort of indulgence from him : 2d. Sinecure for 42 years, at in plain English, you give your vote for the 4001. a year. Principal and 53,200 sake of GAIN; and, what does the bribed interest scoundrel of the rotten borough do more than this? The difference is, that his gain

Sinecures 273,502 consists of money counted down, while 3d. Salary for 26 years, at your's comes to you in the profits of the

4,0001, a year

104,000 house or land that you rent.

You, thereforsicanksibed as well as he; you are not

377,502 of wilful and corrupt perjury

10 w his sins you add the I need go no further. There is no doubt osnbspbe sin of hypocrisy, in my mind, that the other sinecure would

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amount to, at least, 50,000 pounds more; your supposed ignorance and servility but, I pass it over, as well as the value of The hootings and hissings which saluted the reversion to the member for Southamp- his ears on the 13th of October will be reton, which is not worth less than about membered by him to his last breath. I £50,000, in addition to the former sums. counted the hats that were raised for him I told you, that I included the interest on when he retired, and I would willingly the sinecures ; and certainly upon the fair- | make oath, that, out of the eight or nine est possible ground; because Mr. Rose has thousand persons present, only seren raised had the use of the money for the average of their hats to express their approbation of the 29 years, for instance, instead of its him, one of whom was a person whom I being used by the people who have paid it have since discovered to be COX (Greenhim in taxes, and in whose hands it would wood's Cox) the army agent! This dishave been productive, if it had not gone approbation of Mr Rose was perfectly vointo his hands. Suppose, for instance, luntary., I had collected no persons. I had that a hundred of

you have paid taxes, out requested nobody to be present. The peoof which the amount of this sinecure has ple came, as far as they were for me, of been taken. In that case, he has, in this their own accord. It was impossible that one sinecure, received from each of you any undue influence should prevail on my £30 a year during the last 29 years; and, side. Therefore, the hootings, the hissings, if the said £30 had remained with you, i the scoffings, all the marks of hatred and need not tell you to what it would have of contempt, with which the Right Hoamounted by this time. Therefore, in es nourable Gentleman was received, were the timating bis gains, you must take into view, pure effect of the feelings of the county. the accumulating interest of the money he Reserving some further observations on has received. I have, however, not done the conduct of Mr. Rose for a future letter, this in the case of his salary; for, though I I now beg leave to call your attention to do not see any reason for his having received the point in dispute between SIR FRANCIS a quarter part so much, it was as a salary BURDETT and the MARSHAL OF THE that he received it; and, at any rate, I wish KING'S BENCH, with regard to certain always to keep within the bounds of truth sums of money received, or said to be rein the statements that I make to the ceived, by the Chief Judge of the King's public.

Bench, LORD ELLENBOROUGH. In Now, Gentlemen, you will be able to the course of my address to you, at Winjudge between “ the Right Honourable chester, I took the liberty to refer to a let« George Rose" and me; you will be able ter, lately addressed to the Electors of to judge which of us is inost entitled to Westminster by Sir Francis Burdett, and it credit. I told you, that, in principal and must have stung our enemies to the soul to interest, he and his sons had received hear the shouts of applause with which that £300,000 of the public money; and, I name, so dreadful to corruption, was rehave shown you, that, notwithstanding his ceived. positive denial of the fact, he himself, In the letter, to which I referred you, leaving out of sight his patronage, has re- there is, however, an assertion respecting ceived £377,502, upwards of two-thirds the Chief Judge above-mentioned, which of which sum he has received from sinecure has been flatly and even solemnly contraoffices. And yet, he had the assurance, dicted by a Mr. JONES (of whose rise and the matchless impudence, to put it to you, progress more hereafter), who calls himwhether he had not as good a tiile to what self, and who, doubtless, is, Marshal of he had thus received as I had to the profils " the Prison of the King's Bench." of my writings: Aye, and I dare say, Gentleinen, this is a maiter deeply intethat he thinks he has as good a title to his resting to you and to the whole nation. All £273,502 pounds, the profit of his sine- men should, when they speak seriously, cures, as any of you have to the profits of speak iruth, and especially when they are your farms or your shops. This is, how preferring accusations; and, though I must ever, all in character; and, indeed, when confess, that it would be extremely inortia man has, for so many years, been huzzaed fying to me to be obliged to show that Sir by the people of a county, while his pockets Francis Burdett's zeal had, in such a case, have been crammed in this way, he may carried him beyond the limits of truth; well enteriain a contempt for their under yet, I am quite sure, that even my respect standings.

Upon this occasion, however, for hiin would not induce mne to shrink froin he seems to have presumed too much upon my duty. In his reputation we are all 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 deniul 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 beBetter 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 "s 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 Connons itself, in sheer places a year ; but Sir Francis talks of sinecures; "" and pensions, swallows as much as would and, Gentlemen, upon this point, Sie “ 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 sipecures 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 à 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. "ing 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 be said for the family of Grensame may

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

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 re- ! 6 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. “ 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. 6. Tie sinecures of the Chief Justice would Total of Sinecures, as stated “ keep three hundred families. Mr. Gar

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

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

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

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

Under statement by Sir Francis perty in the auds exempted from the In


Burdett... so 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 " 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 !o 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

£. s. d. 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, Bat, 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, receipt 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 194 0 " To the Edilor of the Times. Sir,
Clerk of Common Bails, &c. 229 " It is a duty I owe to Lord Ellenborough,
Clerk of the Dockets
Clerk of the Rules on the

to the public, and to myself, to contraPlea side

3,383 11

“ dict, in the most express and unequi-. Clerk of the Papers on the

6 vocal terms, an unreserved and groundless same side

1,580 0 11

so assertion made by Sir Francis Burdett,

6 in his Address to the Electors of West26,237 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 JusClerks 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 0 8 "s Marshal of the Prison of that Court. I Total of offices saleable by the

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

nily suited lo a public asseveralion of this

£21,964 1 in the appointment of those

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

pate, or ever has participated, 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 siluaport before mentioned) states to be directly " tion; and that, consequently, the charge saleable, amount in their yearly receipt to 66 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 datión.--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 of the Marshal of the King's Bench is office of Chief Clerk by the means of Trus- " 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 re-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 6 public refutation of such a charge, so " the King's Bench ?- -Because I cou" boldly made, is a duty which it becomes “ceive the Lord Chief Justice entitled to " me to perform, and I trust I have now

66 them.

WHY do you conceive the “ performed it. I am, Sir, your very “ Lord Chief Justice is ENTITLED TO 6 obedient servant,

" THE FEES OF AN OFFICE NOT " WM. JONES, Marshal. “ 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, meaning of this Letter, Gentlemen, you

6 who receives the fees, he accounts for it

66 TO HIS SON; his son was NOT OF will be so good as to attend to what I am

" AGE at the time it was executed in now about to lay before you. Mr. Jones 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- - and my office requires a great deal of at

“ecute it in the NAME OF HIS SON; paling, without expressing any opinion as to the nature of the act. Therefore, here,

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

All the records are entered by me, and

abstracted for the Judge against the now to the real, substantial merits of the

66 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

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

THE SON, now he is of age, and have

an order to execute the office for him as William Jorres, Marshal of the King's

- his deputy. Bench.

Do you receive that or“ WILLIAM JONES, Esq., Marshal

" der from the son himself, or from Lord ss to the Chief Justice of the King's Bench;

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

LENBOROUGH; 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 k in the name of Mr. EWAN LAW at “ first, and afterwards in the name of Mr.

66 THE KING'S BENCH? YES, I $6 WILLIAM LAW. (The witness “ DO; 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 ELLENBO6 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

any 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 " the name of William Law, Esq. Wil“ liam Jones has been allowed a salary of

" £800 a year. I sent my return, as £200 a year for executing the office, and" Marshal of the King's Bench last year, " has received and ACCOUNTED FOR

os to the Judges. DO YOU AC66 ALL THE FEES TO THE LORD



years € have announted yearly, (exclusive of W.


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

account for a halfpenny to any person, In 1805

839 8 7

66 and it is an office of great risk." 1806

725 14 2 Gentlemen, judge now for yourselves. 1807

771 5 6 People of England, judge now between 1808

731 4 4 Sir Francis Burdett and this Mr. Jones. I 1809.

8300 4 will add but a few words by way of exAverage, per annum, £780.

planation. Mr. Jones sometimes calls 3d April, 1811.

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

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