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making for the Coronation of their MaThe Count de Lille a French Refugee jesties of Hayti, to take place on the folHalford House

lowing Sunday, previously to which a Aylesbury

number of his favourite Generals were enBucks

nobled, some made Princes, some Dukes, sigoed Gordonius.

some Counts, some Barons, some Chevaliers; Bone has offered a Dutchy for your this new creation could not but astonish Head, he shall have it.

the gaping mulcitude, little used to such Mind, a good Boat and many of us sights, by the splendour of their approPrisoners of War will seize on you, put priate dresses, some of purple, some of you into it at Yarmouth you Enemy of blue, some of white silk or satin, richly Europe. A Man can die but once you ornamented, whilst embroidered cloaks or Vagabond Louis.

mantles gracefully flowed from their No. III.

shoulders, and their heads covered with The Count Lille

gold laced hats, turned up in front with a Hartwell House

button and plume, exhibited a likeness of Aylesbury

the ancient nobility, as they are repreBucks

sented in some of our old paintings. The Your proceedings will not do, our in previous matters being arranged, the cetentions have been delayed in hopes of remony that next louk place was the consomething being abjured or done on your secration of the national standard or copart and the Prisoners of War your coun

lours, which was performed with great trymen restored to their Native land our pomp by the archbishop, who they say is party encrease very strong against you

a Gera, and a man of some erudition: and only temporize for a time, but many but the grand business of all, and that are near your Person of our Party which which far outshines all the rest, was the makes us sure of our designs. So it I do coronation of their Majesties, which took not get my Friends home you shall be ar- place on Sunday the 2nd of June, in a large rested, murdered, shot or slain. Charlotte square called the Champ de Mars, where Corday shall visit you first. You are at temporary canopies and coverings were our Bar and renounce, adjure, or die by erected for that purpose. This day, was our hands.

ushered in by ringing of bells, bands of No. IV.

music, innumerable discharges of cannon, Le Comte De Lille

and every demonstration of joy. About Halford House

seven o'clock, their Majestics in their near Aylesbury

state carriage, drawn by eiy! t echte horses, Bucks.

attended by Madame Desertines, in her You shall be attacked from us in our carriage and six, and the other nobility, Prison Wincanton, Crediton, Tiverton, in such carriages as they could procure, and other places.

brilliantly attired, proceeded to the

Champ de Mars, where his royal Majesty, No. V. His Highness's

with the Queen, left their carriage, and

ascended a temporary throne, richly orDuke de Berri

naincuted; here the King, having preor De Condé

vicusly pit a Crown of gold, richly furor De Lille

nished with precious stones, upon bis Wimbledon. If there be any commotion among the with another for ihe Queen, into the hands

bead, now took it off, and delivered it, People. The Populace know the Road to of the Archbishop, who crowned their the House you live at. Resign your pre- Haytiau Majesties, with all the pomp and tensions, live in peace, or be overcome in L'Assyle.

ceremonies used on such great occasions. Given at our association of Warning.

Thus graced hy the diariem, to which also (Here follows an offer of a reward of

they added grace, this august pair retired 2001. for discovery.)

into the royal tent, with the Archbishop and some of the great officers of state, and

there receired the holy sacramonts; HAYTI. (St. Domingo) Coronation of which being finished, their Majesties de

the Negro King and Queen, 2nd June, scended, and having taken their carriage, 181).

attended in the same manner, returned to At Cape François (Cape Henry now) the Palace, where they held a Lecce, and great preparations were, on the 27th May, received the congratulations of the No

he prosper

bility and Gentry, on the auspicious oc- established in our kingdom, do not concasion, and also the compliments of Cap-form to the regulations of the 15th of Octain Douglas and Captain O'Grady of the tober, 1804, which forbid them to sell in British Navy, whose ships were seen at retail the cargoes they receive. That anchor in ihe port. Alter the Levee, at frequent complaints have been made to us about two o'clock, their Majesties and the by ihe foreign merchants relative to the Nobility, in the same order of procession, difficulty of recovering the amount of their repaired to another square, where under goods disposed in retail, to Haytian shopthe shade of the entwined boughs, well keepers: Wishing to put an end to all such arranged for the purpose, a repast, con- complaints, and afford to foreign traders sisting of 600 covers, was prepared, to greater facility for the recovering, from which all the English and American mer- Haytian shop-keepers, the amount of the chants were invited, and 'where Captains sales of the cargoes confided to them. We Douglas and O'Grady had the first places have ordered and do order what follows: of honour. At this entertainment, the - Art. I.-- We renew, as far as is necesKing, rising from his seat, gave the fol- sary, the prohibitions made in the abovelowing toast : “ My Brother, the king of mentioned Ordinance, of the 15th October, Great Britain," which was drank with 1804, to all Captains of foreign vessels arthree times three; to which he added, riving in any of the ports of our kingdom, тау

and be successful against of selling their cargoes in retail to either Buonaparte, and continue the barrier be- shop keepers or individuals.-11.--No fo. tween that tyrant and this kingdom.” reign merchant, who shall have vessels The next toast was given by the Arch- consigned to him, shall be permitted to sell bishop, “ The King of Hayti,” which the cargoes to another foreign merchant, was also drank with three times three. nor have them sold by retail by women in After this their Majesties returned in the ibeir keeping; and three months, beginsame order to the Palace, before which ning the first instant, is allowed to those a great body of troops, to the number of to whom this may apply, to set off their near ten thousand, paraded for a long stock, and close their stores. -111.-The time, every company preceded by its band foreign merchants shall not be allowed to of music, which, together with the inces. sell a smaller quantity of merchandize sant firing of guns, ringing of bells, and than what are here designated, to wit : rude shouts of the populace, almost stu- | 10 barrels beef, 10 ditto pork, 25 cases pified the senses. The Royal Cavalcade soap, 10 ditto candles, 10 firkins butter, ihen took a ride about the town, and scat 10 ditto lard, 10 baskets or boxes sweet tered money in great profusion among the oil, do. codfish, 20 cases do. 20 bls. flour, people; and the business of this great day 5 pipes wine, 10 cases do. 6 bls. lamp was at length concluded with splendid il. oil, 5 hhds. beer or porter, hats, shoes, &c. luminations, and an Opera at the Theatre. or the case or bbl. cheese and hams of On Monday, 3rd of June, high mass was bacon wholesale, cordials, do. dry goods celebrated, and the Te Deum sung, at the by the bale, case, trunk, bbl. bhd. without Cathedral; after, which their Majesties retailing any by the piece or ell.-IV.had a Levee, and received the compli- Whomsoever shall act in contravention to ments of the Nobility and Gentry, and the present Ordinance shall forfeit 3,000 the evening was concluded with illumina. dollars for the first offence; and in case of tions, and a Comedy at the Theatre. a repetition, double that sum, and three Hayti.- Royal Ordinance. Renewing the

months imprisonment.--We do order that prohibitions made to foreign Merchants,

these presents, to which is affixed our established in our Kingdom, to sell in re- and tribunals of justice, and administrative

Royal Seal, be addressed to all the courts tail the cargoes consigned to them, and to fir the quuntity of each kind of Merchan- authorities ; that they be entered on their

records; that they observe them, and dize they are to sell.

cause them to be observed throughout the Henry I, by the grace of God, and of kingdom; and that our Minister of Justice the constitutional Law of the State, to all | be charged with its execution.-Done at whom these presents may come greeting : Cape Henry, the 19th June, 1811, year Being inforined that the foreign merchants 8 of the independence. HENRY.

Published by R. BAGSHAW, Brydges-Street, Coreat - Garden :--Sold also by J. BUDI), Pall-Mali,

LONDON :-Prleted by T. C. Hacsard, Peterborough-Court, Fleet-siree:.

Vol. XX. No. 13.] LONDON, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1811.

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“ There is now nothing that the Prince may wish to do for any one altached to his person (so that " the party to be served medd!e not with politics), which will not be readily and cheerfully done. Nay, * i should not wonder, if Mr. Tierney and another or two were to be admitted into the buildings at “ Whitehall; but, as for the Ministry-Makers, the men of “stake,” never will they again put their

noses into those buildings. “ But, at the end of a year, the Restrictions will expire.” So they “ will; but, a year is a long while: many things happen in a year; and if all other matters hold toge« ther till February next, Mr. Perceval must be a very lame man indeed if he be not then more power“ful than he now is, and if the Prince bare not much stronger reasons for keeping him than he had for “ choosing him.”POLITICAL REGISTER, Vol. XIX. page 311, Feb. 6, 1811. 395)


to laugh at those who give their money at

the shrines of Saints, with a view of thereby Col. M'MAHON'S SINecure. For obtaining safety to their souls. But, is now nearly twenty years the people of there in this any thing so absurd, so desthis " most thinking nation," as the sine picably stupid, so wretchedly base, as for cure placeman, Lord Stormont, once called a whole nation, or, at least, a great majothem, at the beginning of the French Re- rity of it, to believe, or affect to believe, volution; for now nearly twenty years, that it was necessary to give immense this most thinking people have been told, sums of money to sinecure placemen and that it is necessary for them to give their pensioners, in order to preserve the nation money freely, in order to save them and in the enjoyment (to use a phrase of Old their dear wives and children from the George Rose) of " the blessed comforts horrible effects of Jacobinical principles, " of religion i." George, who was, I from confusion and uproar, from robbery, believe, about thirty years ago, a purser violation and murder, and, what has been of a man of war, now, together with still more loudly insisted on, from otheism. one of his sons, receives from the public, It was very difficult

, to be sure, for any peo- upwards of TEN THOUSAND POUNDS ple to see in what way their giving their mo a year. They have been in the receipt of ney could preserve them from atheism. Yet, a sum equal to this for nearly twenty this thinking, this “most thinking nation" years past; and a considerable portion of do seem to have believed the fact; and, it is to be paid them for life;

George, who I trust, that our children, in speaking of it, has, during the war against France, writ. will not forbear from those expressions of ten upon the subject of politics, has, in contempt, for which so degrading a fact, these his writings, told the most thinking a fact so disgraceful 10 hunan intellect, people of England, that, they had their calls with so audible a voice. Yes, let it be choice, either to make great pecur.iury saremembered; let it be told through the crifices, or, to be deprivod of the blessed world; and let it be handed down to pos- comforts of religion, and to be made atheists: terity, that the people of England were that is to say, that if they did not give told hy Old George Rose and many others, their money freely, they would be dama. who were receiving large sums annually ed to all eternity. This is the fair, out of the public money in the way of sine. the clear, the indubitable meaning of cures and pensions ; that by these men that part of his writings which I here althe people of England were unblushingly lude to; and which I would quote at full told, that, to preserve them and their chil: length, had I not done it so lately, in my dren from atheism, they must continue to letters to the People of Salisbury. make pecuniary sacrifices; and, Oh! inde- George may have done no more than lible disgrace! the people of England, or, many others, and no more than is done by at least, many of them, believed what was every Methodist Preacher who wants to thus told them; or, which is still worse, live well upon the labour of his truly they affected to believe it, in order to dis- sheep-like flock. But, what shall be said guise their baseness in keeping silence of the people of England, who believed him, under such an abominable insult.-And or affected to believe him? What shall be yet we affecttodespise those who give priests said of their stupidity, or their baseness ? naoney to say masses for them: we affect The little child, in Somersetshire, who


lately gave a Witch money to prevent her to be able to say that I saw a prospect of from tormenting her, is not to be laughed a change of system; but truth compels at by “this most thinking people ;” and, me to say, that I now see no such prosindeed, I can form an idea of no folly, of pect. When his Royal Highness the no stupidity, of no baseness, equal to this Prince of Wales was constituted Regent, all belief, or affectation of belief, on the part the persons with whom I had an opportu of the people of England. Let us take nity of conversing upon the subject, were one more look backward before we go for very anxious in their hopes that great ward. The people of France, whom we changes might be expected. They saw in had, for ages, called_slaves, had risen the character of the Prince, generally, upon their masters. They had declared what they regarded as good grounds of that they would no longer be slaves. such an expectation. They had, indeed, They had refused any longer to be com no proof that he would adopt a new syspelled to bake their bread at other mens tem; but they thought, that experience, orens and to pay a toll for it. The

роог that what he himself had seen ; they had refused to make the roads, without thought that what has passed upon the being paid for it, for the rich to ride continent of Europe held forth such a lesupon. The farmer and the land-owner son to him, that, together with what they had resolved to kill game upon their own regarded as the bent of his own disposition, property and possessions without being a very material change must take place. liable to be punished for it, and they had At any rate they thought it fair and just also resolved that others should no longer not to be too hasty in expressing any fears come there and kill their game and destroy that should arise of his pursuing the old their property with impunity. The people system. They thought it just to give him of France had resolved no longer to give full time, and to make due allowances for one tenth part of all the fruits of the earth to the difficulties of his situation. But, priests and monks. These résolutions though they expected little from him were 110 sooner known in England, than, during the continuance of the restrictions; by some, a cry was set up, that the though they expected nothing of any conFrench were about to destroy all religion, sequence to be done, they had a right to exand social order, and to make all the world pect, that every newthing which essentially Atheists! There seemed to be no connec- partook of the present system, would, as tion between the two things. It seemed far as lay with ihe Prince, be left undone. not to be at all necessary, that Atheism It was with no less grief than surprise, should be the consequence of an abolition therefore, that they saw, amongst the first of feadal iyrarıny and ecclesiastical exac of the Prince's acts, the restoration of the tions ; but the most thinking people of Duke of York to his former situation. In England were persuaded to believe that this restoration they thought they perthis consequence was a necessary one, and ceived a sort of earnest of what they had they acted accordingly. They have, from to expect in future; but still, it was the that day to this been carrying on a war first act of hostility to their wishes, and against France, which war, though its they were willing, if possible, to consider object was changed, was begun as a it rather as the offspring of fraternal affecwar against principles, as a war against tion than as that of political system. But, Atheism, as a war, to use the words of when they saw the heir of Lord Melville, George Rose, for the preservation of the which heir bad always belonged to the set blessed comforts of religion.”—The con of men at present in power; when they sequences of having thus acted are now be saw this man made the successor of his fore us and are fast coming upon us. This father in his sinecare places; when they war, from sixteen millions a year, has saw this and looked back to the history of swelled our taxes to seventy millions à Lord Melville and considered what he had year. It has spread misery antongst the done to the country, it brought into their poor from one end of the kingdom to the minds Pitt and the whole system, and they other. It has caused many thousands of could not help fearing, that, by this act, the most industrious and enterprising peo- his Royal Highness had irrevocably deple to emigrate from the country. It has clared himself the supporter of that syscaused the current coin of the realm to tem.If, however, they still doubted, give place to a degraded paper currency. I could they possibly doubt, after the apIt has, in short, been productive of every pointment of Colonel M.Mahon? In the evil that a nation can experience.--In case of the Duke of York, the boon was to looking forward, 'I should have been happy I a Brother, and though the relation ought

to be sunk in the Sovereign, the triumph of of Commons, at the same time that the the former will, except in very monstrous pay is voted for the army. The pensions cases, be excused. In the case of Lord Mel- are paid at the War-office by a clerk upon ville it might be said that the Prince yielded the establishment of that War-office, who to the importunities of the ministry; that receives one hundred pounds a year, for it was a place destined to be the reward transacting the whole of the business. of political men; and, in short, that, to Yet, strange to tell! Or, at least, it would give it contrary to the wishes of the minis- be strange to tell, in any other country but try, would have been the same thing as to this, there are a Paymaster and a Deputy quarrel with the ministry and turn them Paymaster, neither of whom performs any out, or rather worse. These are pitiful duty whatever connected with this office, excuses for such an act; pitiful as they or, at most, the deputy, alone, has any are, however, there are none such to offer thing at all to do with it. The deputy, for the appointment of Colonel M.Mahon, which is odd enough, is not paid by the who, it is well known, has been an attendant paymaster himself, but by the public, and about the Prince's person for a great num- the paymaster has only to pay one of the ber of years; who would not, therefore, clerks in the War-office, who, as I said behave accepted of the office without the fore, really does all the business. This Prince's cordial approbation, and who, post, then, of Paymaster of Widows Pen-' indeed, must have been selected for the of- sions, is a complete sinecure; that is to fice by the Prince himself; or, at least, say, it is a name of a place made use of the circumstances of the case are such as for the purpose of giving a man so much fairly to warrant this conclusion. This a year out of the public money for doing being the case, the appointment is a pretty nothing at all. And now let us see, then, fair criterion of what the nation has to ex- how much it is that Colonel M‘Mahon is to pect, in this way, at least, at the hands of have annually. Last year, General Fox, his Royal Highness. Let us, then, en who had the office from his childhood to quire, what is the nature of this office, the day of his death ; General Fox, (the which has been given to Colonel M‘Ma- brother of Mr. Fox) who held the place, hon, what are the profits of it, and what and sucked in its profits from the first year tre his pretensions to it. The title of of the King's reign to the fifty-first year the office is that of Paymaster of Widows of his reign, and who is now succeeded by Pensions. The widows of officers who Colonel M.Mahon; General Fox, during are killed in the land service have certain the last year, sucked in a neat two thoupensions allowed them as mentioned in sand seven hundred pounds, from this ofthe note below.* These pensions are paid fice, while, at the same time, he had a most out of money voted annually by the House lucrative command abroad.

- The profits

of the office vary with the number of wi* Rates of Annual Pension to the Windows, who, of course, increase in propordows of Officers of the Land Forces; the tion to the increase of the army, and the same to commence from the 25th of June, number and destructiveness of the battles, 1806.

£. s. d. in which that army is engaged, or in proColonel ........

80 0 0 portion to the success of hardships and Lieutenant Colonel ......

60 0 o disease.' That these profits have gone on Major .....

50 0 Captain .......

40 00 Physician having died previ. First Lieutenant

30 0 0 ously to the 25th June, 1806, Second Ditto

26 0 0 or dying on or subsequently Cornet ........

26 0 0 without having served abroad Ensign ..... 26 0

30 0 0 Paymaster 30 0 0 Purveyor .....

30 0 Adjutant

30 0
0 0 District Paymaster

30 0 0 Quarter Master 26 0 oSurgeon.......

30 0 0 Surgeon .... 30 0 0 Apothecary .

26 0 0 Assistant Surgeon 26 0 0 Deputy Purveyor

20 0 Veterinary Surgeon...... 20 0 0 Hospital Mate who has served Chaplain.....

2000 abroad as such................ 20 0 0 Physician dying subsequently

Commissary at 20s. per Day... 30.00 to the 24th June, 1806, after

Ditto at 15s. ditto ....... 26 0 0 having served abroad as such 4000 Ditto at 10s, ditto........ 20

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