that illustrious and ever to be lamented | who moved the erection of a monument to Statesman, the Right Hon. WILLIAM Pitt, his memory, and a public funeral at the was yesterday celebrated at Merchant expence of the nation, and who officiated Taylors' Hall, by perhaps the most re- as chief mourner on that occasion: and spectable company of Noblemen and Gen-| the recollection of all this seemed for tlemen that has ever on any similar occa. some time to make a deep impression on sion been witnessed. A mixture of solen- | the company.

The Lord CHANCELLOR nity and exultation was manifested on the was on his right, the Duke of MONTROSE; occasion; the scene was most interesting Master of the Horse, on bis lefi, and the and impressive, and the respectable as- rest of the Ministers on both sides. An semblage looked towards the present Mi- excellent Military Band attended, and nisters, who surrounded the chair, as so continued to play cioring the evening. many ELISHAs who had caught the manile After a most excllent dinner, Non nobis of ELISAH; and were animated by his prin- Domine was exquisitely sung by Messrs. ciples and impelled by his spirit. ' li was incleDON, DIGNUM, LAYLOR, and several indeed most gratifying to the heart to nito other singers of high repure. The follow. ness and indulge, at the present moment, ing toasts were then given frem the Chair: so ardent and general an impulse to mani- “ The King,” with three times three. fest, by joining in a tribute to 'he memory This toast was drunk with enthusiastic of the immortal Pitt, an unshaken attach.cheers, which continued some ininutes. ment to those principles which have been Song--God save the King, by Messrs. 80 firmly established by that truly great | INCLEDON, DIGNUM, &c. the whole comman, to uphold the Crown and the Coun-pany joining fervenily in chorus. try, amidst the unparalleled shocks of the “ The Prince Regent;" also with three stormy and sometimes perilous periods we times three. have witnessed, and to infuse into the body The applause which succeeded this of the British Nation, a spirit and vigour, toast was loud and long-continued, and the which, we trust, will secure it for ever cheering ecstatic. against the designs of foreign invaders and Song by Mr. DIGNUM The Prince and domestic malcontents. The number of Old England for ever. Great applause. tickets issued was very judiciously con- “ The Queen,” with three. -Great and fined to that which it was known the Hall reiterated applause. could conveniently accommodate (about SONG-Glorious Apollo--three voices. five hundred), but if five times the num- « The Princess of Wales," with three. ber of persons could have been accommo- -Great applause. dated, there had been applications to that The next toast was received with a tu. amount. It was really a most sublime mult of joy, viz. sight to the friends of the honour and in- The Duke of York, and other Mem. dependence of Britain, and the lovers of bers of the Royal Family." peace and good order in the state, as well The applause which followed this toast as gratifying to the friends of the illustri- was loud, unanimous, and ecstatic; and ous Pitt, to see so numerous and respect- continued for some minutes.--The Band able an assemblage, met together to iden- then struck up the “ Duke of YORK's tify themselves, as it were, with a Club, March,” which was equally applauded. which will hereafter prove a rallying point SONG-Great Apollo-four voices. , for loyalty; to do honour to the memory The CHAIRMAN then addressed the comof the man who saved the country; and io pany in a few worils. He said he was pledge themselves to adhere to the prin- about to give a toast dear to the heart of ciples by which our satvation as a people, every truc and loyal Briton, but which, and as a nation, was effected.

from its nature, would, he was sure, be The Hon. H. Lascelles was in the drunk in becoming and respectful silence : chairma circumstance which gave pecu

- The Immortal Memory of the late liar interest to the meeting ; for it was Right Honourable William Pitt." this Gentleman who made the motion for This was, as usual, drank in solemn repaying Mr. Pitt's debts, when, after hav. verential silence by the whole company. ing ‘so long and so faithfully served his Mr. DIGNUM then sung Mr. CANNING's country at the head of the Government, as song of The Pilot that weather'd the Storm, Mr. Fitzgerald neatly observes in his with some new stanzas appropriate to the Ode, he

The toast and song pro“Who governed nations, left no wealth behind;" | duced an impression which it is impossible

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“ The Navy and Army of the United The LORD CHANCELLOR rose to return Kingdom ;”-three times three.--Drank thanks in behalf of the Ministry. It was with enthusiasm, and followed by the song a proud circunstance, he said, for him of Rule Britannia, most effectively sung and his colleagues to merit the approbaby Mr. Incledon and others.

tion and thanks of an assembly so dis« The House of Brunswick; and may linguished for its rank, consequence, and they never forget the principles which respectability; but they felt that they seaied them on the Throne of these deserved the high honour thus conferred Realms.”—Three times three, with great on them, chiefly fron their being actuated applause.

by a spirit immediately connected with Glee-" When Order in this Land." the principles of the present Meeting.

Toast--'The House of Braganza;"! | To follow ihe example of that truly great three times three. -Loud and reiterated and virtuous man, the anuiversary of whose applause.

birth they were now assembled to comThe Marquis Wellesley returned memorate, must ever he their study and thanks in the name of the Portuguese their pride; for in so doing they knew Ambassador, who, he said, had desired that they should tread in the path of one him to assure the company, that the prin- by whose principles and conduct the ciples of his Government were intimately Constitution and independence of this Naconnected with the objects of the present tion had been preserved. That Constita. Meeting, which went to encourage and tion, all must be seisible, secured to us perpetuate a determined spirit of resist the continuance of multiplied blessings, ance to the tyranny and oppression of to which the people of all other eountries France.

were strangers, and he was persuaded “ Ferdinand VII. and the Spanish Na that they would not risk their loss by any tion;"-three times three. Universal and attempt to alter that form of goveranent long continued applause.

by means which they could alone be seThe Marquis WELLESLEY again rose. cured to us. It was by following the exThe Spanish Ambassador, he said, had re- ample of that truly great and immortal quested him, in returning thanks in his character, that we were enabled to effect name, to assure the Company that his our salvation, and bid defiance to the ut. Government were actuated by the same most efforts of our enemy. The ships ef principles as those just expressed of the France bad been swept from the ocean by House of Braganza: that their resistance our fleets, and were no longer to be found to French tyranny and usurpation would but in our ports, or bearing our flags. be interminable, and that they were con- Where was now the commerce of France ? fident the exertions of Spain, under the It was entirely and effectually annihilated. generous and powerful auspices of Great Where were now her colonies ? Safe under Britain, would ultimately prove successful the sovereignty of Great Britain. Her against the utmost efforts of the common armies also have repeatedly yielded to tyrant.

the superiority of our arms, and every The King of Naples and Sicily.”-day now brings forth a fresh and splendid Drunk with great applause.

triumph. We had not only effected our The Marquis WELLESLEY returned own security, but done nuch towards the thanks in the name of the Sicilian Ambas. salvation of other countries, and saved sador, who had requested him to assure the ourselves from the self reproach of not company that his Sovereign was determin- having used those exertions against the ed never to swerve from the principle of conimon tyrant, which had been attended resistance to the tyranny of France; and with such great and signal success. The that notwithstanding some recent unfa- battles of Cressy and Agincourt found a vourable appearances, his Court would ever, parallel in some of the late splendid · by its unshaken fidelity, prove itself wor- achievements of our arms. We had only thy of the friendship and protection of to pursue the same course to raise our da. Great Britain.

tional fame and character still higher than The King of Sardinia;”-with ap- it had ever been before, wtiilst under plause.

Providence, our exertions and our exam"The Ministers of the Prince Regent;" ple might lead to the general deliverance -three times three. Drunk with rap- of Europe. Neither time nor space will turous applause, and loud enthusiastic admit of our giving any more than this cheering, which continued for several brief sketch of his Lordship's address, minutes.

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which was warmly and universally ap- had since received the approbation of the plauded.

country; and it must be most gratifying Toast-"May the principles of Mr. to their feelings to perceive from the mapPitt ever animate the Councils of Great per in which the toast had been received, Britain.”-Drank with enthusiastic and that their exertions met with the full suplong continued cheers.

port of an assembly composed of the Song— Pitt the Patriot's name," by friends of the illustrious Statesman, whose Mr. Dignum

example they were proud to follow. The Toast—" The Right Hon. Spencer administration had not only the satisfaction Perceval, and may his unshaken loyalty of maintaining the genuine principles of and exemplary attachment to his Sove- the Constitution at the period alluded to, reign, under circumstances of peculiar and defeating every effort of their oppodifficulty, be ever held in grateful re- nents, but they had had the satisfaction of membrance,' with three times three. knowing, that all the efforts which had Drunk amidst the most enthusiastic and been made to misrepresent their motives, rapturous applause, with loud cheering and all the insinuations which have been acclamations, which continued some mi- thrown out that their exertions to maintain nutes.

a great constitutional principle ought to Mr. PERCEVAL, after reiterated peals of be considered as indications of disrespect applause had subsided, rose, and said, that to the Heir Apparent, had proved vain. the toast which had just been given, and He had the satisfaction to reflect, that the the manner in which it had been received care and attention which they had paid to had really overcome bis feelings. 'To the ease and circumstances of the Father, know that the exertions of himself and his proved their best recominendalion to the colleagues had met with the approbation attention and indulgence of the Son ;- and of his country, and of the highly respect it was with pride and happiness he obable assembly to which he was then ad-served, that the high dignity, the manly dressing himself, must be most grateful to sentiments, and due sense of honour and their feelings: but when he referred to the justice which distinguished every act of particular services which were so flatter- the Illustrious Prince who now exercised ingly alluded to in the toast, he certainly the important functions of Royalty, held could not arrogate to himself any merit in forth the most bright and cheering proswhich all bis colleagues did not fully par- pect of future glory and happiness to the ticipate; nor indeed ought the Adminis- nation. He concluded by declaring that tration collectively to claim any right to

it was the determination of the present the applause which was now bestowed Ministers to act upon the principles of Mr. upon them for their conduct in the arduous Pitt, whenever, considering the changes crisis which had been referred to, because of times and circumstances, they could be if that crisis had then occurred for the first acted upon; and he had no doubt that by time, it was probable that they might not so doing they should best discharge their have been able to contend against the duty to their country, and most elicctually many dilliculties with which it was attend

promote its interests. ed. But fortunately they were not left GLEE--The King and the Church, to their own judgment or opinion; for Toast -“ Lord Wellington and the they had had the advantage of the exam- brave Army under his coinmand," with ple of that illustrious Statesman whose three times three. Dtank with loud and memory they were now commemorating, / enthusiastic cheers, long continued and to guide them; they knew the sentiments ecstatic acclamations, which made ring by which he was influenced ; they knew the very walls of the Hall. the principles upon which his conduct was The Marquis of Wellesley.-He said, governed; and iherefore if their conduct that it was only by following the example was marked by a warm attachment to the of the immortal Pitt, that this country rights of the Sovereign, and an inflexible had arrived at its present height of glory. adherence to the genuine principles of the He observed, that it was to the patronage Constitution, it was to that illustrious man, and friendship of that great man alone, and not to them, that the praise was really that Lord Wellington had been afforded due. He had the satisfaction of knowing an opportunity of rendering service to his that the conduct of the Administration in country; and concluded by stating, thại the crisis which had been alluded to, had but a few days before his death, when he met with the sanction of Parliament, and was sensible that his illustrious spirit was about to depart to its celestial abode, he | WILLJAM Smith, Esq. M. P. in the Chairs observed, in contemplating the existing The Chairman made a report of the state of the country, whose welfare and proceedings of the Committee upon Lord happiness was the only care of his life, Sidmouth's Bill, lately brought into the that his Noble Relative (Lord WELLING- House of Lords, intituled, “An Act to ex. ton) was one of those Officers to whom plain and render more effectual certain his successors might look with confidence Acts of the first year of the reign of King for services calculated to produce perma- William and Queen Mary, and of the 19th nent advantage to the State. (Great and year of the reign of his present Majesty, reiterated applause.)

so far as the same relate to Protestant Dis. A new song upon our late victories was senting Ministers." now finely sung by Mr. Taylor.

Resolved, That this Deputation, in conToast Marshal Beresford, and the formity with the deep interest which they brave Portuguese Army” — with three must always feel in every question affecttimes three. Waim, universal, and reite- ing the civil and religious concerns of the rated applause.

Protestant Dissenters, do, in the names of “ General Graham and the beroes of those by whom they are deputed, offer to Barrosa," with three times three-Drank their brethren throughout the kingdom, with enthusiastic applause.

their sincere congratulations on the rejec“ General Blake, and the gallant Army tion of the abovementioned Bill; and es. of Spain,”-Universal and reiterated ap- pecially as connected with the opinion so plause.

generally expressed in the House of Lords, Song-Britons strike home.

of the inexpediency and injustice of inTOAST—The immortal memory of the fringing on the liberty of the subject in Hero, whose glorious efforts in the service religious matters. of his Country were called into action by Resolved, That the thanks of this De. Mr. Pitt-Lord Nelson.”—In solemn si putation be gratefully offered to the Mar, lence.

quis of Lansdowne, to Earl Stanbope, Earl Song-Brilon's best Bulwark.

Moira, Earl Grey ; to Lord Holland, and Toast". The health of the Chairman," to Lord Erskine, for their able and distinproposed by the Lord Chancellor, in a guished support of the cause of the Dis. neat speech, and drank with the most un.

senters, and of the great and important bounded applause, and long continued principles of Religious Liberty, in the De. cheers.

bate on the Bill lately introduced by Lord Mr. LascELLES returned thanks in a

Sidmouth into the House of Lords. very elegant speech, which was raptu

Resolved, That the thanks of this De. rously applauded.

putation be given to all those Members of « The Pitt CLUB, and success, prospe: that Right Honourable House, who cority, and permanent continuance to it,”

operated in rejecting the said Bill. proposed by Mr. Perceval, and drank with

Resolved, That this Deputation are ex. enthusiasm and ecstatic acclamations. A tremely happy in the opportunity of exMember returned thanks in an appropriate pressing their high satisfaction, at the just speech.

and liberal sentiments respecting the right of private judgment in religious matters,

delivered in that debate by his Grace the DISSENTERS' MEETING.

Archbishop of Canterbury.

Resolved, That an Address to the ProAt a General Meeting of the Deputies testant Dissenters of England and Wales, appointed for protecting the civil rights now read, be approved. of the Protestant Dissenters, held at the

Resolved, That the said Address be King's Head Tavern, in the Poultry, Lon- signed by the Chairman, and printed for don, the 28th of May, 1811.

general circulation.

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“ We have reason to believe, that the alarms had been excited and inflamed for the spec al purpose * of checking the disposition of the country in favour of reform, and of calumbiating the characters " of those who promoted it.". -Address from the FRIENDS OF THR People, 25th May, 1793. 1377)


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decision of the House upon the motion PARLIAMENTARY REFORM, -The long- then made by that gentleman; if the expected Meeting for the prosecution of reader thinks, that these are proofs of the this great object is to take place ou Mon- contrary of amendment, then he must say, day next, the 10th of June, and, therefore, that there is more necessity of reform now, this seems to me to be a proper occasion than there was in 1793; and he will, of for making some observations upon the course, have a right to ask Earl Grey, subject--- It is one of the means used by Mr, Tierney, and others, what can be the the enemies of Reform to represent it as reason of their present silence upon the something newly thought of ; something subject; and, indeed, how it came to pass, that nobody of any weight or consequence that they did nothing in the way of reform, in the country ever thought of; something when they were in place and power. But, that has existence only in the minds of let us now go back a little and see what demagogues and visionaries. I have, have been the effects, or, at least, some of therefore, in this Number, inserted two the effects, of the want of reform.For documents, in which, from the present many years previous to 1792, there bad conduct of some men, one would hardly been a conviction in the minds of all disbelieve in the existence. I mean, the interested men, that a reform of the Come Address of the Friends of the People" to mons' House of Parliament was necessary the People of Great Brituin, in 1792; and to the well-being of the nation. This had the Petition of the same Association to the been declared, in the most soleind manner, House of Commons, in 1793. These do. by nany of the greatest men in the king, cuments originated with, and were put dom. Indeed, there was scarcely a man forth by, some of the men, who still make distinguished for his superior wisdom and a figure in politics; for instance, the public spirit who had not declared it. Duke of Bedford (then Lord J. Russell), But, in 1792, when the French Revolution Mr. Sheridan, Mr. Whitbread, Earl Grey had set men's minds at work, it became (then Mr. Grey), Mr. Tierney, Lord Lau- more evident, that something in the way derdale, Sir Arthur Pigot, Mr. Dudley of reform was necessary, in order to preNorth, General Tarleton, Sir Ralph Mil-vent the people of England from seekbank, and many others, amongst whom ing for redress, though the means of were 27 Members of Parlianient, and of revolution, as the people of France had done. the other Gentlemen not in Parliament, The subject was, therefore, revived Sir John Throckmorton, who is the Chair- with great zeal and ability by the Society man of the Committee for calling the pre- of Gentlemen, who took the name of sent Meeting, was one. And, as to the “ Friends of the People, associated for Petition, it was presented to the House of " the purpose of procuring a Parlia. Commons by Mr. Grey, now Earl Grey. “mentary Reform.At the same time,

Let the reader, then, when he has there were other Societies; the Society gone through these documents, ask him for Constitutional Information; the Cor. self, whether the representation has been responding Society; and some others, amended since that time; and, if he finds the object of the whole of which appears that it has, then he will, of course, be of to have been the procuring of a reform in opinion, that reform may possibly be on the Commons' House, and upon the same necessary; but, if he finds that it has not, principles as those set forth in the Petia and if he thinks that the facts brought to tion of the Friends of the People. light by Mr. Maddocks, on the memora. Pitt, the Minister, who had been one of

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