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Warsaw, 123, 272, 310, 811,
Washington, 103, 253, 282, 283,
West Haughton, 210
West Indies, 196
Valentina, 411, 473
Valladolid, 244, 693, 726 Wichnew, 342, 343, 57%
Wilkomir, 315, 317
Wilna, 155, 310, 313, 316, 342,
347, 370, 729, 822
Winchester, 93, 113, 174, 449,
Viasma, 474, 481, 757, 760, Winkowo, 731
Witepsk, 373, 376, 377, 580,
397, 405, 729, 762
Wolkowisk, 317, 342
Xnicar, river, 339
Villa Robledo, 469
Yorkshire, 14, 21, 211, 214,
Volhinia, 280, 315, 317, 373, 422
381, 483, 816, 821
Zapardiel, river, 247, 446
Zunguen, river, 754
PRICE OF BULLION per Ounce, in the London Market, during the Six
Number of BANK-
nounced in the London
Gazette; from 15th
May to 15th November, Sorts of Bullion, July Aug. Sept. Oct.
1812. £.s. d. £.8. d. £.s. d. £.8. d. £.s. d. £.s. d. Portugal Gold
To 15 June
158 Coin 4 19 6 5 0 0 15 8 0 15 7 6 5 8 0 15 7 Standard Gold in
92 Bars....100 o lo 0 0 lo 0 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
August .... New Doubloons 4 18 6 4 19 6 lo 0 0 5 4 0 5 4 0 0 0 0
September .. 78 New Dollars · 0 6 20 6 3 10 6 620 6 6 0 6 6 10 6 6 Standard Silver
October .:. 86 in Bars ... 0 0 0 0 0 0 lo o o o o olo 0 0 0 0
November .. 139 N. B. The MINT PRICE, per Ounce, of the Standard Gold and Silver Bullion is as follows: Standard Gold in Bars, £.3 178. 104d. Standard
663 Silver in Bars; 58. 2d. The other sorts of Bullion, except the Portugal Gold Coin, are below Standard Value. The Prices in the above table is the Market Price in Bank of England Notes.
Price of the QUARTERN LOAF, according Table of the Prices of MEAT, SUGAR, SALT, and to the Assize of Bread in LONDON, for COALS, in LONDON, from July to
the Six Months ending with Dec. 1812, December, 1812, inclusive.
taking the average of the four Assizes in
each Month.-N. B. The Weight of the July. Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Loaf, according to Law, is 4lb. 5oz. 8dr. &. d. 8. d. 8. d. 8. d. 8. d. 8. d.
5 6 5 8 6 6 0 5 6 6
1 8 October ...
1 74 Sugar. 44 247 2/46 945 547 0 51 o Cwt.
61 Salt.. 20 0 20 0 20 0 20 0 20 0 20 0 Bushel
1 61 Coals . 152 354 351 353 055 055 9 Chald.
Average Price during the Six Months 1 733
Number of CHRISTENINGS and PURIALS Prices of the ENGLISH FUNDS, or STOCKS,
within the Bills of Mortality, from 23d as shown from the Prices here given of the
June to 22d Dec, 1812.
Males Females Males Females
COBBETT'S WEEKLY POLITICAL REGISTER.
VOL. XXII. No. 1. | LONDON, SATURDAY, JULY 4, 1812.
“ That the Election of Members of Parliament ought to be free.”- -BILL OF RIGHTS. 1]
sions of Mr. Hunl compared with those of TO THE INDEPENDENT ELECTORS
Sir Samuel Romilly.
As to the first, you will bear in mind,
Gentlemen, how often we, who wish for a LETTER I.
reform of the parliament, have contended, Gentlemen,
that no neraber of the House of Commons Your City, the third in England in point ought to be a placeman or pensioner, of population, and, for the bravery and We have said, and we have shown, that public-spirit of its inhabitants the first in in that act of Parliment:-Ly: virtue of the world, is now become, with all those which the present family was exalted to who take an interest in the public welfare, the throne of this kingdom; we have an object of anxious attention. You, as shown, that, by that Act, it was provided the Electors of Westminster were, have that no man having a pension or place of long been the sport of the two artful fac- emolument under the Crown should be capations, who have divided between them the ble of being a member of the House of Comprofits arising from the obtaining of your mons. It is, indeed, true, that this provivotes. One of each faction has always sion has since been repealed; but, it havbeen elected; and, as one of them always ing been enacted, and that, too, on so imbelonged to the faction out of place, you, portant an occasion, shows clearly how whose intentions and views were honest, jealous our ancestors were upon the subject, consoled yourselves with the reflection, - When we ask for a revival of this law, that, if one of your members was in place, we are told that it cannot be wanted ; beor belonged to the IN party, your other cause, if a man be a placeman or a pensioner member, who belonged to the OUT party, before he be chosen at all, those who choose was always in the House to watch him. him know it, and if they like a placeman But, bow, I think, experience must have or a pensioner, who else has any thing to convincesi you, that the OUT as well as do with the matter? And, if a man be the IN member was always seeking his made a placeman or pensioner after he be own gain at your expense and that of the chosen, he must vacale his seal, and return nation; and that the two factions, though to his constituents to be re-elected before openly hostile to each other, have always he can sit again; if they reject him he canbeen perfectly well agreed as to the main not sit, and, if they re-choose him, who point ; namely, the perpetuating of those else has any thing to do with the matter? sinecure places and all those other means To be sure it is pretty impudent for these by which the public money is put into the people to talk to us about choice and about pockets of individuals.
re-choosing and about rejecting and the With this conviction in your minds, it is like, when they know that we are well in not to be wondered at that you are now be formed of the nature of choosings and reginning to make a stand for the remnant of choosings at Old Saruin, at Gation, at your liberties; and, as I am firmly per- Queenborough, at Bodmin, at Penrynn, at suaded, that your success would be of inh- Honiton, at Oakhampton, and ai more nite benefit to the cause of freedom in gene- than a hundred other places; it is pretty ral, and, of course, to our country, now impudent to talk to us about mieiubers groaning under a compilation of calamitics, going back to their constituents at such I cannot longer withhold a public expres- places as those here mentioned; but, what sion of the sentiments which I entertain re- will everythe impudence of these people find specting the struggle in which you are en- to say in the case of those members, ulog gaged ; and especially respecting the elec- upon having grasped places or pensions, do tion now going on, the proceedings of a go back to their constituents, and upua recent meeting in London, and the preten- being rejected by them, go to some bo
rough where the people have no voice; or steps are, you have seen; and what those who, not relishing the prospect, do not go principles are the miserable people of Engto face their former constituents, but go, at land feel in the effects of war and taxation. once, to some borough, and there take a But, I beg your attention to some circum. seat, which, by cogent arguments, no stances connected with the election, which doubt, some one has been prevailed on to ought to be known and long borne in mind. go out of to make way for them? What The WRIT for electing a member for Briswill even the impudence of the most prostol in the room of Bragge Bathurst was tituted knaves of hired writers find to say moved for, in the House of Commons, on in cases like these?
Tuesday evening, the 23d of June, and, at Of the former Mr. GEORGE TIERNEY the same moment, a writ for electing a presents a memorable instance. He was member for Colchester, in the room of formerly a member for Southwark, chosen Richard Hart Davis, was moved for. So, on account of his professions in favour of you see, they both vacate at the same infreedom, by a numerous body of indepen- stant ; your man not liking to go down to dent electors. But, having taken a fancy Bristol, the other vacates a seat for another to a place which put some thousands a year place, in order to go down to face you in of the public. money into his own indivi- his stead. Observe, too, with what quickdual pocket, haying bad.the assurance to ness the thing is managed. Nobody knows, go back to his constituents, and having or, at least, none of you know, that Bragge been by them rejected with scorn, he was is going to vacate his seat. immediately chosen by some borough where rently knew it, because we see him vaa seat had been emptied in order to receive cating at the same moment. The WRIT is him, and now he is a representative of the sent off the same night; it gets to Bristol people of a place called Bandon Bridge in on Wednesday morning the 24th; the law Ireland, a place which, in all probability, requires four days notice on the part of the he never saw, and the inhabitants of Sheriffs ; they give it, and the election which are, I dare say, wholly unconscious comes on the next Monday. So, you see, of having the honour to be represented by if Mr. Hunt had been living in Ireland or so famous a person. Your late represen- Scotland, or even in the Northern counties tative, Mr. BRAGGE BATHURST, has acted of England, or in some parts of Cornwall, a more modest, or, at least, a more pru- the election might have been over, before dent part. He has got a fat place, a place there would have been a POSSIBILITY of the profits of which would find some hun his getting to Bristol. And though his dreds of Englishmen's families in provisions place of residence was within thirty miles all the year round ; he has been made what of London, he who was at home on his is called Chancellor of the Duchy of Lan- farm, had but just time to reach you soon caster, which will give him immense pa- enough to give you an opportunity of exertronage, and, of course, afford him ample cising your rights upon this occasion. Mr. means of enriching his family, friends, and Hunt could not know that the writ was dependents, besides his having held places moved for till Wednesday evening, living, of great salary for many years before. as he does, at a distance from a post town; Thus loaded with riches arising from the and, as it happened, he did not know of it, public meaus, he does not, I perceive, in- I believe, till Thursday night; so that, it tend to face you; he cannot, it seems, screw was next to impossible for him to come to himself up to that pitch. We shall, in all London (which, I suppose, was nécessary) likelihood, see, in a few days, what bo- and to reach Bristol before Saturday. rough opens its chaste arms to receive him; While, on the other hand, Mr. Davis had but, as a matter of much greater conse- chosen his time, and, of course, had made quence, I now beg to offer you some re- all his preparations. marks upon the measures that have been Such, Gentlemen, have been the means taken to supply his place.
used preparatory to the election.
Let us It was announced to his supporters at now see what a scene your city exhibits at Bristol, about three months ago, that he this moment; first, however, taking a look did not mean to offer hinself for ihat city at the under-plot going on in London in again, and Mr. RICHARD Hart Davis, of favour of Sir Samuel Romilly. whom you will hear enough, came forward It is stated in the London news-papers, as his successor; openly avowing all his and particularly in the Times of Saturday principles, and expressly saying, that he last, that there was a meeting, on Friday, would tread in his steps. What those at the Crown and Anchor in the Strand,