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“the preceding Saturday, when the com- to look on with seeming approbation, “motion took place. Some Conscripts of while their countrymen, the young fel" the Jewish persuasion huving revolted ; lows forced into the service, were so ill “ they were, after a considerable struggle, treated. \ Yet, we cannot justify the na“overpowered by the troops that escorted tion. They are base dogs for submitting to “ them, and four of them shot by way of such treatment; and they deserve, richly “ example to the others. This act of deserve, all they get, and more too.— "severity occasioned a numerous mob to as- The Courier then asks, “ is it to be be“ semble, chiefly consisting of women,
“ lieved that SUCH a system can long “ who pelted the French officers and soldiers exist." And, he answers himself, and " with stones and other missiles. One says, that“ it cannot be believed.” - Why “officer was severely wounded on the should it not? How long have the world • head in the affray. The only act of seen tyranny quite equal to this existing “outrage committed besiiles, was the in many countries? It has in itself the “cutting adrift some boais in which Con- seeds of destruction, we are told. Aye, but “ scripts were put for the security of con- such seeds are often of very slow growth ; "veyance. A strong French force con- and the plant, unfortunately, too long in "tinued to parade the streets from Saturday, ripening. -The fact is, that this system “ until the time our informant left Am- will last just as long as the government has “ sterdam. What a HORRIBLE PIC- a sufficiency of troops on its side. Mes “ TURE OF TYRANNY does the fore. | without arms cannot face men with arms. “ going account exhibit; and is it to be Troops are placed at convenient distances “ believed (no, it cannot be believed) all over the country. Any rising is quelled “ that SUCH a systems can long exist, or in a moment. The revolters, who might " that it does not carry within itself the call themselves patriots, the government “ seeds and elements of its speedy dissolution ?" would call rebels; the Judges would hang, -Look at this well, reader. So, then ; or transport to Cayenne, all those who esthere being some Conscripts, that is to say, caped the bayonet or musket; and, what men who had been compelled to become is the most odious and detestable thing of soldiers; there being some persons of thi all, the great mass of the people would description, who revolted or mutinied, they stand by and utter not a word against any were, after some struggle; subdued by the of the government's proceedings; nay, foreign troops that the tyrant Napoleon had rather than be suspected of disaffection, sent into Holland. Four of them having they would applaud its most infamous and been shot, this act of severity occasioned cruel acts.So long as the government the people to assemble and pelt the foreign has a sufficient number of troops at its troops; and, that a STRONG PARTY OF command, the tyranny will go on; and, THESE TROOPS CONTINUED, FOR the time when the government will cease SOME TIME TO PARADE THE to have such a number of troops, is, when i STREETS.-Well, venal man, and what | ceases to have money to pay them, and not then What next? Look me in the face, one moment before. Therefore, it is thou venal man,'and tell what of all this? all nonsense ; it is all beastly absurdity to Why ; was it not a “ horrible picture of talk about a revolt of the people in Hol“ tyranny 9"-YES; yes, it was ; it was land, as long as the government is enabled a horrible picture of tyranny ; and for to pay soldiers to shoot or stab-the people. submitting to such tyranny a nation ought As long as it has money for this purpose, to be exterminated. Base dogs! Wbat! it will find no difficulty in keeping the let these French foreigner troops beat people down. As long as it can pay a them about in this manner? But, come ; bumerous army; it has nothing to fear from they did make a feeble attempt at resist the people ; and, the only. wonder with ance at any rate. The Dutch did not take me is, that the despotism makes use of it quite in silence, and seem to bless those Judges, or of any of the forms of law; unwho had brought their oppressors amongst less, indeed, these are supposed to be the them. They did, or, at least, some of most efficacious of its tools. The soldiers, the women did, raise their voices and their perhaps, would have less method in mahands too, in behalf of the poor young naging the affairs of taxes and the like; fellows who had been forced to become and so one set of tools is put to assist the soldiers, and who had been goaded other; and thus is tyranny aggravated by on to revolt, or mutiny. The people its complexity.-- From this view of the of Amsterdam were not base enough matter it is evident; that no rational hope of a subversion of this tyranny can be eno ; however, I do not agree with Sir Richard: tertained, so long as the government has I mean as to his remeily. He does not, inthe means of keeping in its pay a suffi- deed, seriously says, that the thing can be ciency of bayonets. The whole thing is one which he say tvould be etlicacious, military. The government depends wholly if it were done. But, he taiks as if it could upon the army; all the powers of oppres- be done; and, I am fully persuaded, that sion, in whatever way they may come at he' koows it cannot. It is, therefore, the people, depend upon t'e aimy; but wrong for him to sport with the feelings the army depends wholly upon iis PATof the Old Lady; especially ai a time Take from the despotism the means of like this.----- In the meanwhile curious keeping the bayonets, and the vation is work is going oc out of doors. I will free. To talk of any other mode of the here insert a string of paragraphs that poor Dutch or Flemings being able to ob- have appeared in the news papers of Loniain redress is worse than absurdity, be don, since the publication of my last cause it tends to excite false hopes and 10 Number; that ihe world may see, that we produce disappointment; nay, it might may have upon record, and ihat our chilpossibly induce some persons to expose dren and other countries may take warnthemselves to useless destruction in a con- ing from what is now passing here.-I. test with the despotism.---Such is my “Nefurious Traffic in Gold. A seizure of view of the state of Holland and Flanders; “ 10,0001. was yesterday made at the and, my last word of advice to the people “ Custom-house, of gold, in bars, reguof these countries would be: remain quiet," larly entered and sworn to ai Guildhall 'till the day comes, when your despotism “as foreign gold. The boxes had passed is left without the means of hiring bayonets, " the Custoin-house, and were on board and then you will be free if you choose it. ship when the discovery was made. It
I know, that, for this advice, I sha!! “ is supposed that some person employed be exposed to the calumnies of our venal “ in the melting of it inio bars, gave in. writers, who will accuse me of a wish to “ formation that guineas were melted with prevent the people of Holland from rising the foreign gold. The Custom-house at all. No, you fools, I do not entertain “ Officers are still searching the vessel, it any such wish! I only wish the people " being suspected that much has been senot to afford the despotism an excuse for “cretly put amongst the orber goods." murdering them in detail. I wish them -Il. --- Alarming Riot at Sampford Pe. not to stir, till they are likely to succeed, " rerell. On Monday last a distorbance, knowing that, against a bayonet, an un- “ of a very serious nature, occurred at armed man is nothing; and kilowing that, Sampford Peverell. The annual fair, by one means or another, all the people " for the sale of cattle, &c. was held there are disarmed.
" on that day. On the Saturday preced
sing, a number of the workmen, employJUBILEE DOLLARS. In the news.
" er in excarating the bed of the Grand papers of this day, I see no less than forty- “ Western Canal, assembled at Wellin.se two pamphlets advertised, the whole of "Ion for the purpose of obtaining change which relate to the subject of Bank Notes " for the payment of their wages, which and Bullion. --- To-morrow the grand “ there has been lately considerable diffidiscussion takes place in the Ilonourable « culty in procuring. Many of them inHouse. The RESOLUTIONS proposed, or 10 "dulced in inordinate drinking, and combe proposed, by Mr. Ilonner, were in- “ mitled various excesses at Tiverton, and serted in my Number of the 24th of April,“ other places to which they had gone for at page 1012. Those of the other side, the purpose above stated. On Monday which, it seems, come from Mr. Nicho- ' the fair at Sampford seeneri to afford a LAS VANSITTART, will be found in the “ welcome opportunity for the gratificapresent Number. Here is fire against « tion of their tumultuary, disposition. fire, you see. Bang for bung, except that “ Much rioting took place in the course Mr. Vansittart returns one more shot than “ of the day, and towards evening a body he receives. In this Number I have “ of these men, consisting of not less than also inserted a set of Aphorisms by Sir “ 300, had assembled in the village. Mr. RICHAB) Paillips, which do certainly " Chave (whose name we had occasion to contajn, in my opinion, ten thousand tiines " mention in unravelling the imposture as much sense as both the sets of Resolu- ' respecting the Sampford Ghost) was tions put together. ---In one respect, "met on the road, and recognized by
“ some of the party. Opprobrious lan-1" 1170 oz. gold coin ; 2517 oz. silver coin.
guage was applied to him, but whether “ For Ostend, 477 oz. gold coin; 6467.02. " on that subject, or not, we have not • silver coin."-VI “ Mock Bank Notes. « been informed. The rioters followed “ A number of mock notes, for a penny, “ him to the House, the windows of which “ fabricated obviously in imitation of the “ they broke ; and, apprehensive of fur-"one pound notes of the Bank of Eng“ ther violence, Mr. Chave considered it “ land, are at present in circulation. After “ necessary to his defence to discharge a “the words, « for the Governor and Com" loaded pistol at the assailants. This un- pany of the,” the words “ King's “fortunately took effect, and one man fell ons Bench and Flect" are inserted in an « dead on the spot. A pistol was also fired upper line, in very small characters; " by a person within the house, which so " and the remainder of the sentence con"severely wounded another man that his life "cludes “Bank in (instead of of) Enge u is despaired of. A carter, employed by " " land." The hackney-coachmen are " Mr. Chave, was most dreadfully beaten "the principal putters of of these notes. “by the mob. Additional numbers were “A person who asks change of a two " accumulating when our accounts were " pound note from one of these gentry, "sent off, and we understand their deter. “ particularly at night, rarely escapes " mination was to pull down the house." “ being cheated."-VII.- New Dol. III.-" Hoarding. A respectable corres. “ lars. On Friday the Bank issued new "pondent observes, that the hoarding off“ stamped dollars to the several bankers, "cash by farmers, servants, and country " to the amount of 3001. cach house. A "people is of a nagnitude beyond what “ further issue is expected in the course of “ writers on the subject of specie are this week.”- Here it is in all ways: “ aware of; a robbery or death now and Alarms and threatnings and coarings and " then throws some light on the facts. In puffings. Aye ! but all will not do. If "the West of England, most of the this venal man (all the paragraphs are "farmers keep by them from thirty to a from the COURIER of the 27, 29, and 30th "hundred guineas in gold, and some con. of April); if this venal man lie the cur"siderably more. A few days ago, a rent of the Thames back to Oxfordshire, " wealthy yeoman declared he had three then, indeed, I should begin to suppose it " thousand guineas in his house, the pos- possible for him to turn the current of the "session of which was more pleasure to paper money; but, until he can do the “ him than an accumulating interest. The former, he may be well assured that all " writer knows numerous servants, who his attempts at the latter will fail. “have frem twenty to eighty guineas in am, however, pleased to see him at work " in gold by them, and believes this hoard in this way; for, as he writes for tbe in"ing to be general among the middling struction of the full-blooded Anti-Jacobios " and common class of the people. The in the country; as it is to them he looks for "amount of gold thus concealed must be customers, they may, perhaps, believe what "immense ; perhaps the withholding this he says, and be thereby induced to go on " coin from circulation may have pre confiding in the Old Lady to the last. I hope " rented some from being clandestinely they will. This will be the proper, the just a sent out of the kingdom; yet that evil and appropriate, punishment for them. is will bear no comparison to the detriment They will then be caught in their own a society experiences, by the entire dis- trap'; choaked in their own balter. " appearance and want of the intended They would, at this moment be in won"use designed by the Legislature.”----V. derous high spirits, were it not for the
i New Silver Coinage. We are assured, Dollar, the dear Dollar! This hangs about ** from undoubted authority, that the new them, and damps their joy. Were it not " Silver Coinage is in great fortrardness, for this, they would be so insolent, that it “ particularly dollars, which will be issued would be impossible to walk in the same s speedily; in consequence of which, the street with them. They would actually " holders of the old silver suffer greatly, trample people under their feet. This " as many of the shillings and sixpences hangs about them. This haunts them. “ will fall very shortof their present value.” This weighs upon their mind. It comes W-V.“ Gold Exported. The following athwart them in the midst of their plea“ entries of Bullion were made at the sant reveries. Even while they are exa “ Custom-house in the course of last week: ulting in the hope of being able to put * For Dunkirk, 1514 oz. of gold in bars; their feet on the deeks of the Jacobins, it shoots into their minds and mars all their I“ LEARNED FRIENDS,” who have' upon this felicity. It has its influence with them at occasion, added to the raw material of the moments when they have forgotten it. Trunk-Maker, were unparalleled in point They are not thinking of it; but, still there of coxcomical stupidity; but, really, is, they feel, a something at the bottom of “ Davis Guppy, Esq." as he calls him. their hearts that makes them afraid. They self, seems to have fair pretensions to a ask themselves what it is; they say, preference before them all, the wise Ba“ why are we not happy? What is it ronet 'only excepted. But, it has just “that makes us apprehensive ?"-And, shot into my head, that Davis himself is then, the Dollar; the infallible proof of a " learned friend." The wonder ceases ! depreciation, presents itself. Now, in It is under the hands of Learned friends! whatever degree these alarms are removed that the Nation has been for the last 28 from their mind by the puffs in the Cov- years. Every minister since that time has BIER, that paper does good ; because the been a lawyer. A greater bulk of laws tendency of its effects is to make any have been passed since that time than was of the Anti-Jacobins, who now confide in passed before from the time that England the Old Lady, continue to confide in her, was called England. All has been law, the effect of which will ineyitably pro- and all power has been in the hands of cure for them their just reward. Let all lawyers. The Old Lady has, amongst the Anti-Jacobins confide in her to the the rest, been under their care; and much end! And, indeed, they ought to be made good may it do her!-Davis GIDDY, Esq. to confide in her. She, I am sure, has discovers, I think, a greater degree of stubeen a support to them. She has been pidity than Sir JOHN SINCLAIR, though I their nursing-mother. If it had not been say this somewhat doubtingly; for Sir for her their cause would have been John's pamphlet really is a wonder in its ruined fifteen if not eighteen years ago. way. But Davis has an air of profundity; She and tbey have indeed been the prop and a sort of metaphysical manner, which of each other. The support has been is so outrageously disgusting, that one mutual. Aye, and they feel to the very can scarcely contain oneself under the bottom of their souls, that their fate is lecture. This man, too, this consomwound up in hers; that she and they mate booby of an author, has his scheme ; must stand, or fall, together ; and this his remedy; and he makes no doubt, not feeling it is that haunts them night and he, that, if his scheme were adopted, all day. -The discussion, which is to take would be well again. When I come, place to-morrow, will be a memorable in my closing letters, to speak of the difone. Hitherto we have seen nothing but ferent schemes of these pamphleteers, I reports and pamphlets. We shall now have shall, perhaps, notice Davis GIDDY'S the specches of the honourable House upon amongst the rest ; but, I cannot help nothe subjeet. When we have them; when ticing, here, one falshood, a downright we have before us not only the schemes falshood, which he has asserted, and, I but the arguments also, both of the INS think there is but too much reason to supand the OUTS, we will then take up the pose, that it is also a wilful falshood.matter; we Jacobins will let the world He says, that the Bank Notes are, in effect, sée, whether we do not know as much a legal tender; and that, “not a single about the thing as those do, who call us a « individual has been found, in fourteen " low degraded crew."--Every one of years, amidst the infinite yariety of opithe pamphleteers, who acknowledge a de- “ nions and circumstances existing in that preciation in the Notes, has his remedy; " time, who has VENTURED to decline amongst the others Davis GIDDY, the " these notes, and to demand cash.”. steady defender of the borough-system, has What does he mean by declining notes? his remedy. But, poor Davis, whose | The demand of cash is clear, and the asserhead, as an author at least (for as such, 1tion is a clear falshood; for, as has been may speak freely of him) is none of the shown, in the last volume of the Register, clearest, does not seem to perceive how page 1285, notes of the Bank of England dreadfully this remedy of his would were refused and cash demanded, in 1801; operate upon the borough system, which, that the plaintiff obtained a verdict; and he contends, is necessary to the preserva. that, upon argument before the judges, tion of the constitution.- -This is a very the verdict was confirmed. DAVIS shallow man. I thought that Sır JONN Giddy, Esq. may say, that he never reads SINCLAIR, Ms. Boase, and the five or six the Political Register." So much the worse
for him; for, if he had, he could not have they have, perhaps, run away.
What been ignorant of this fact. He, however, then? They did not do this in const. who is a " learned friend,” ought to read quence of any victory gained over them law books. It is his trade to do that as by him. He did not beat them; he did much as it is that of a chimney-sweeper to not drive them back; he did not even atcarry a sont-bag. Indeed, it is not to be tuck them. This, at least, is what we are believed, that he had not read this case. told in all the intelligence upon the subAt any rate, either he had read it, and ject.That they would not have rehas, of course, published a wilful falshood; treated, if there had been no army opor, he is grossly ignorant of what he ought posed to them is certain ; but, how long to have been well informed of, before he were ihey suffered to lie unmolested in the attempted to put pen to paper upon this face of that army? Besides, to clear Porsubject. The fact is, that any mantugal of the French; the French must have may demand payment of any legal debt first been in Poriugal ; and, how came he in the coin of ihe realm, except debts due to let the French enter Portugal ? " They from the Bank of England itself. I do not “ were too strong for him.' He could not say that any of the miscreants, who bar
Why, then did he go to the gain for their borough votes, could de Frontier to meet them? Or, if there mand the payment in coin; I do not say, before he knew their strength, why did that any of these possessors of the precious he not retreat sooner towards Lisbon, and privilege of voting; I do not say that not remain till the pursuit of him bethey could demand, and obtain, the wages came so injurious to his army and to the of their corruption in coin; but, I know, country --This question of, why did he go that any man may demand and obtain to the frontier, was, I perceive, attempted payment, in coin, of any legal debt.- to be answered by MR. PERCEVAL, when It seemed to me necessary to say these he moved for the thanks, on the 26th of few words upon Mr. Davis Giddy's April.-I will quote his words, as I find pamphlet; and having so done, I shall them in the MORNING CHRONICLE.--" Why now dismiss this subject, till we have the then, it may be asked, did he go to the debate of to-morrow before us.
"frontiers ? It is to be considered, how
ever, that one of the objects wbich he Portugal. Toe WAR.--Since my " had in view, was to acquire time for the last, the THANKS of the two. Houses of discipline of the Portuguese army; that Parliament have been voted to Lord Ta- “ another of these objects was to gain time, lavera and his army.--I am always glad for the arrival of reinforcements from this of occasions to praise the army, or any “ Country, to be procured from all the part of it, and to defend, or any part of it, “ quarters from wbich they could be when need is.I dare, that the army spared ; that he had always in contemhas behaved
this occasion, plation the difficulty which an enemy or, at least, I see nothing to make me sus
« should find in the subsistence of a numer. pect the contrary ; but, at the same time, "ous army, wbile Portugal continued the I do not see sufficient reason, or any reason "seat of war; and that if he moved to the at all, for particular thanks to it at this time. “ frontiers, it was impossible for the
-If, indeed, the commander of an army enemy to operate but in great numbers. is to be thanked when no victory is obtain- “ It was for those reasons he thought ed; if victory be not essential in the “ proper to carry the war, to keep the war grounds of thanks; then there may be “ at a distance ; but it is but justice to room for dispute upon this point; but, if staie, that while he was defending Porvictory be essential, then I would not tugal on the banks of the Coa, he was bave thanked this commander, for I have carrying on the fortifications at Lisbon ; seen no official account of any victory that “and that while he was giving security to he has obtained since the time that be " the frontiers, he was adding strength to was last thanked and.titled and pensioned.
" the heart. When the enemy appeared in for three generations.- What, then, are se numbers, he then retired to a stronger situathe grounds of this new Thanking? What “ tion.”-Now, this appears to me the has he achieved ? He has cleared Portugal strangest statement of reasons that ever of the French. The French have, indeed, was heard of in the world. He wanted marched to the frontiers of Portugal; they time to discipline the Portuguese urmy. Well, bave, perhaps, entered Spain; they have now, if he had remained at Lisbon, betallen back; they have retreated ; nay, hind his lines, would he not have had more