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better to see him openly in the enemy's and to strengthen the army, with men, still ranks, than be exposed to his daily treache in the flower of their age, whose profession ries. The disposable force of Prussia is is arms, and who are languishing out of not such, but that the Empire may make employment. It is even necessary to her repent of again having entered into a open a career for young people who are fitcontest with her; but you know, Gentle- ted for it, by the education they have remen, that if we wish for peace, it must be ceived, to become soldiers; but who hav. oblained by successes, that will guarantee ing attained their 24th or 25th years, conits durability; and to obtain that object, it sider themselves as being then too old to is much better immediately to employ great run the chance of a slow promotion in the means, rather than gradually exhaust over military career. tures in feeble efforts. The first title of It is with this view that we have conthe project puts 180,000 men at the dis-ceived the dispositions of Title II.—The posal of the Minister at War, to be added men called to compose the 4th regiments to the active armies.-Ninety thousand shall cloth, equip, and mount themselves men taken of the Conscription of 1814, at their own expense, but they have the whose levy has already been authorized, certainty of obtaining the Brevet of Offiwilt only find a change in their destination. cers, after a campaign of twelve months ;

Ninety thousand men are to be levied and they shall be capable of admission into agreeably to the disposition of Title II. and the formation of the four companies of body II, of the Project. The defection of guards, if they shall be promoted thereto Prussia may augment our enemy's forces when the campaign is finished ; they may with eighty or one hundred thousand men, even be employed in detachments of three and it is, therefore, right and advisable to or four hundred men, to assist in the service increase the army of the Empire in the of the Empress, or that of the King of same proportion.- - Title III. creates four Rome. These regiments shall receive regiments of Horse Guards of Honour, in the pay of horse chasseurs in the Imperial the whole to complete 10,000 men. Guards.---- In fine, the Members of the The departments have demanded the form- Legion of Honour, or their sons, if they ation of companies of Body Guard. This have not a sufficient fortune to do it theminstitution, necessary to the throne, can selves, may be equipped and mounted at only be progressively realized.

the charge of the Legion. These united The officers are only to be taken from the advantages will no doubt lead the children first ranks in the army, and their presence of the Members of the Electoral Colleges of in the corps they command is now neces. the Department, and Circles of the Munisary. If they were taken from less elevat cipal Councils, the sons of the most respected ranks, they would fail of the intended able people in the departments and the end, and be contrary to the institution, be- communes, and in short of all those who cause there would not be placed at their are depositaries of the public authority, to head those who are to be especially respon- inscribe themselves in these regiments; and sible for the safety of the Emperor and his there will be no excuse left for those idle fainily; men who are clothed with the first young people who complain of having no emdignities in the army and in the State.- ployment open for them, and who too often The body guard is otherwise not needful gives cause for reprimanding their excesses. for the present moment; the gen's d'armes, - Title III. makes a call for 80,000 men the troops of the garrison, and five or six of the first Bans, as well for recruiting the thousand men of the Imperial Guard, both army, as for forming an army of reserve; of horse and foot, which are now at Paris, but from which are excepted such men as and are composed of old soldiers, not so able were married before the publication of the to go to war, and young men, commanded Senatus Consultum.- This call will give by Officers d'Elite, guarantee the maintain- soldiers of the age of from twenty-one to ance of good order in the capital. It is twenty-six years, and consequently men in nevertheless useful to proceed to the forma- the full vigour, and capable of entering into tion of these companies of Body Guards,

(To be continued.)

Published by R. BAGSHAW, Brydges-Street, Covent-Garden,

LONDON: Printed by J. M'Creery, Black-Horse-Court, Fleet-street.

Vol. XXIII. No. 18.]

LONDON, SATURDAY, MAY 1, 1813.

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though so recent in the memory of their MR. ALDERMAN Wood and the CELE- " hearers. Thus Mr. Alderman Wood, in BRATED COMMISSION.-I dare say that addressing the Borough Meeting, said Mr. Wood, when he brought forward the “ that important documents had been withAddress in the Common Hall, was not " held from the knowledge of His Majesty weak enough to imagine, that he should " in 1806, for he was sure, that if the affi escape the shafts of party malice. He, “ davits of Mf. Edmeades and Mr. Mills who has had some experience in such mat- “ had been submitted to him, he would ters, must have laid bis account with re- "6 not have issued the Warrant to the Four ceiving a due portion of the renom of the “ Commissioners for the Inquiry. Now hireling prints on both sides. His con- 6 every reader of a newspaper knows, that duct was well worthy of their resentment, so when the warrant was issued in May, and, accordingly, they have both attacked" 1806, those affidavits were not in existhim with great fury. The attacks of the " ence ; — they were produced by the ministerial prints I will not particularly no- • Princess in her Defence. So much for tice; but, there is one article in the Whig " the accuracy of the patriolic Alderinan! organ, the Morning Chronicle, that I can

. But the tribunal,” it seems," not let pass, it being at once so artful and " " unconstilulicnal.Indeed! Does not so malignant. The faction, from whom it "this intelligent Magistrate know that it is proceeds, is become so very low in the " an essential part of the duty of the Privy public estimation ; it is fallen so far beneath Council to institute an inquiry into every the serious notice of the ministry, that it " charge of high treason that shall come is now becoine what the Jews and Genoese " before them, and that is right of their are in Gibraltar, who, by their malice, by office they are qualified Magistrates for the injuries which they slily do to the that purpose ? That they are bound to Christians, seek a compensation for the in- examine on oath, and that, like the Grand sults which they want the spirit openly to “Jury, they may either send the parties lo resept. Such is the state of that tower- “ trial, or declare that there is no ground ing faction formerly called the Talents, and for trial ? —The tribunal, therefore, was of which faction the Morning Chronicle is " clearly constitutional, since the main the mouth-piece. - This circumstance " charge amounted to high treason. will, alone, account for the following jew- "" Aye, but the Commissioners went belike article, published in that paper on the "yond the main charge." They could 26th of April.-I will insert it entire, so not avoid it.

For the purpose of inquirthat e author shall not have to complaining into the main charge there was no neof mutilation. The occasion, to which the cessity for a Special Warrant; it was writer refers, I shall more fully have to no- 6 their official duty to inquire into it as soon tice by-and-by. At present, we will first" as it came to their knowledge. But the take the article as it lies before us, and then“ public know that all the declarations see, in a short commentary, what stuff it is " made by Bidgood, Cole, and Fanny made of." The moderate part of the "Lloyd, as well as that of Lady Douglas, “ public must have read with no little sur- were submitted to His Majesty, and it “ prise the language of some of the most was on account of the minor circum" zealous advocates for the Princess of " stances contained in those declarations 66 Wales, who, not content with vindicat- “ that the King thought fit, as Father of "ing Her Royal Highness from the asper-" the Royal Family, specially to enjoin four « sions thrown out against her since her of his confidential servants to inquire into " acquittal, go out of their way to abuse " the truth of these allegations, and to re« the first Inquiry itself, by which she was 6 port to him upon the whole. The four " justified. In doing this they do not " Commissioners had, therefore, a Warrant

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s to authorize them to go into all the par-has produced no proof of it; and, I cannot - ticulars, and they could not avoid the help thinking, that his citing so weak a " painful and delicate duty. In the dis presumption is calculated to do the charac« charge of that duty, we are persuaded ter of their Lordships. uo good. It seems " that all those who have taken the pains, as if he was hard pushed, which has always 16 as we have done, to examine their pro- a sorry look for the client in whose favour "ceedings with accuracy, must acknow the advocate is arguing. Now for the " ledge that they were governed by the charge against Mr. Wood, who is here “ most generous candour, and that they ac- called “ the patriotic Alderman,” and from " quitted themselves with the clearest con- what sort of feeling the reader will easily 66 science—the proof of which was made judge.-_-The writer of the article says, “ manifest by the result-for it turned out that Mr. Wood, at the Borough Meeting, os that they satisfied no one of the parties said, “ that important documents had been " that were concerned.". -While it is “ withheld from His Majesty, in 1806; before me, I cannot help remarking upon 66 for that he was sure, chat, if the affidavits this closing position; namely, that it is “ of Messrs. Edmeades and Mills had been manifestly PROVED, that the Four Lords " submitted to him, he would not have isacquitted themselves with the clearest con- 66 sued the warrant to the Four Lords for science, by this fact : that they satisfied "the Inquiry." --For having said this, “ no one of the parties that were concern- Mr. Wood is accused of misrepresentation. 66 ed.

-I wonder where Mr. Perry -I will not say that the accusation is found the maxim on which this assertion" as false as hell";" but, I do say, that is founded.--Now, mind, I do not say, substantially it is false. -The fact, the that the Four Lords did not obey the dico very important fact, to which Mr. Wood tátes of their conscience in drawing up the referred, was this : The Warrant was isReport of the 14th of July, 1806; and, I sued upon certain written declarations, laid am aware, that one of them has asserted, before the King. Amongst these written that insinuations to the contrary are declarations was that of Fanny Lloyd. false as Hell;" but, what I say is this: Fanny Lloyd stated, in her declaration, that that Mr. Perry's PROOF is not worth Dr. Mills had observed to her, that the much; for, that it is possible for a judge or Princess was with child, in 1802. Dr. jury to give satisfaction to none of the par- Mills was called before Lord Moira, and he ties, and yet to act with great and notorious declared that what Fanny Lloyd had said injustice.' What does Mr. Perry think, for was an infamous falsehood; for that he instance, of the conduct of the Monkey in never had said so, nor thought so, and the litigated case between the two cats ? that such an idea had never come into his The judge, in that memorable case, could mind. Dr. Edıneades, his partner, said certainly give satisfaction to neither of the the same thing. And, observe, these litigants, and yet it will hardly be contend- Gentlemen were examined before Fanny ed, that, in swallowing the whole of the Lloyd's declaration was laid before the disputed property, he acquitted himself King, and the declarations of these Gentlewith the clearest conscience. --How often men were NOT laid before the King.If does it happen, that injustice is done to a the declarations of these Doctors had been weak party at the suit of a strong party, laid before the King, would he have been and yet to see the latter dissatisfied ? I in haste to issue the warrant? Would he have known a soldier receive a hundred or not have seen enough to make him hesitate ? two of lashes upon the complaint of one who And was not Mr. Wood's assertion was dissatisfied that he did not get double substantially correct? The affidavits, in the number; and yet, it was evident to me, deed, of Drs. Edmeades and Mills were not that the man ought not to have been pu- made till after the warrant was issued; nished at all, and that what was given was but, their declarations of the falsehood of given to please the complainant. So far Fanny Lloyd's declaration was made before from Mr. Perry's maxim being generally the warrant was issued; and it was issued true, it appears to me to be, in cases of ac- without the King being informed of the cusation for serious offences, generally false. counter-declarations of the two Doctors.

At any rate, that which he cites as Change, then, the words “ documents and PROOF of the clear conscience of the Four" affidavits," in Mr. Wood's specch, into Lords, is no proof at all. Their consci- the word “ declarations," and he is correct ences might, for aught I know to the con- to the very letter : as his speech now stands, trary, have been very clear indeed; but be it is perfectly correct as to the spirit and to the obvious effect. The next accusation men, who were duly qualified for the puragainst Mr. Wood, is, that he called the pose by the well-known laws of the land. Commission an unconstitutional tribu- You attempt it thus :-You say, that, nal ;" and hereupon the Chronicle, in as to the charge of High Treason, there calling him an intelligent magistrate," was, indeed, no necessity for the warrant ; asks him, if he does not know, that it is but, that the warrant was necessary in order " an essential part of the duty of the Privy to enable the Four Lords to go into the “ Council to institute au inquiry into every MINOR circumstances contained in the s charge of High Treason that shall come Declarations against the Princess." In“ before thein ; and that, in right of their " deed!" For, I think, we inay have our Office, they are qualified magistrales for exclamations as well as you.-Indeed! " that purpose. The tribunal, therefore, So, then, according to your ideas upon the “ was clearly constitutional, since the main subject, it was necessary, when a charge of “ charge amounted to high treason.. High Treason was preferred against the Reader, what is Mr. Perry at here? He is Princess, to strip Four of the Privy Counno sot, and, therefore, one wonders that he cił of their official character, to take from should, while he was contradicting Mr. them the qualification of magistrates for the Wood, take such pains to show that Mr. time being, in order that they might, along Wood was right! It really is surprising with the charge of High Treason, inquire to hear any thing so void of sense from such into certain minor circumstances -Ina quarter. —- Why, yes, Mr. Perry, the deed, Mr. Perry!--Now, it appears to Alderman does know, that it is an essential me, that there was not, and could not be, part of the duty of the Privy Council to in- any necessity at all for this. For, the stitute an inquiry into every charge of High charge of High Treason might have been Treason; he does know this, and, there first inquired into by the Privy Council; fore, he naturally can see no reason why the by that body, or any portion of that body, Privy Council did not institute such in- whose essential duty it was so to inquire, quiry, and why the King was advised to and who, in virtue of their office, were issue a warrant to four Privy Councillors, qualified magistrates for that purpose. which, as to this case, took from them the And, afterwards, if it had appeared necescapacity of Privy Councillors, and it is for sary to the King, he might have commisyou to tell Mr. Wood why this was done. sioned any of his servants to inquire into

Yes, yes, Mr. Perry; Mr. Wood does the minor circumstances. If this had know," indeed” he does, that Privy Coun- been the advice given to the King, we cillors are, in right of their office, qualified should have never heard of the petition of magistrales for that purpose: he does know Sir John and Lady Douglas. They would this, and, therefore, it is that he wonders have had no need to pray put into why a warrant, making the four Lords situation to answer to a charge of perjury. something other than Privy Councillors, And, it is for you, Mr. Perry, to show, why was thought necessary upon this particular your friends, the Whigs, did not give the occasion; and he regrets it, because, as it King such advice; it is for you, Mr. Perry, appears, if it had not been for this warrant, to show why the charge of High Treason the parties, who might swear falsely be was mixed up together along with the stofore the four Lords, would have been liable ries about Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Canning, to prosecution for perjury; whereas, the and along with the insinuations relating to effect of the warrant was to deprive the Four Bidgood's basons and towels; it is for you Lords, as to this particular case, of that to show why the charge of High Treason very capacily which would have made it per- and the charge of flirting were messed up jury to take a false oath before them.- in one dish; it is for you to show the neAnd Mr. Perry, it remains for you, cessity of this ; and this you must show bethe advocate of the Whig ministry, to show fore you will have proved yourself an useful why the warrant was issued; to show why advocate.- As to what you say about the the Privy Council did not perform that “ generous candourof the Four Lords which you say was an essential

upon the memorable occasion referred to, duty;" to show why (as Privy Council. you may, for aught I can assert, be very lors are, in right of their office, qualified sincere; nor is it a point which I feel at all magistrates for such a purpose) the Privy disposed to dispute with you; but, Mr. Council did not act in right of office upon Perry, for there to be much of manliness this particular occasion; to show why, in in your praises, they must be bestowed short, any special warrant was issued, to where you are not well assured that no one

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will venture to contradict you. The objects quire to be taken particular notice of withof your praise, in this case, may or may not out delay. In the Common Council the inerit it, in the opinions of different per- Address was brought forward by Mr. sons ; but you can have no merit in utter- WaitHMAN, and seconded by Mr. Faing that praise; because you know, that, Vell. Nothing very particular passed, as in print, it will bring you no antagonist. the reader will see, except what arose from

-Assertions, in such cases, have no an amendment, proposed by a Mr. JACKS. weight with people of sense. You should After the word “ conspiracy,” this genhave proved, that the Four Lords were go-tleman proposed to add these words:

enverned by the most generous candour"" tered into by persons admitted to her towards the Princess, a very fair opportu. " society and confidence, and abusing it to nity for doing which is offered you in an 66 the destruction of her life and honour." answer, which yet remains due, to the De- -As the reason for this proposition, fence of Her Royal Highness, contained in Mr. Jacks is reported to have said, that, her Letters of the 2d of Oct. 1806, and “ while justice was done to the Princess, 16th Feb. 1807.-And here, by way of " injustice should, he thought, not be conclusion to this commentary, I think it's done to the Prince ; and, that there was perfectly fair to observe, that the Morning "no evidence that could induce any one to Chronicle, which inserted all the matter suppose, that he was at the bottom of against the Princess of Wales, HAS NE-" the conspiracy, whatever persons might VER INSERTED HER DEFENCE up “ choose to surmise." --Now, really, to this hour. Call you this fair play, Mr. this does appear to me to have been as Perry? Call you this "Generous Can- awkward an attempt as I ever witnessed in

dour?” The truth is, that that Defence my life. Pray, Mr. Jacks, who had does most powerfully attack the Whig mi- said, or who had insinuated, that the nistry; and to that I ascribe its being omit- Prince was at the bottom of the conspited. There was a sort of garbled summary racy? I have seen no such expression or, of it published in the Morning Chronicle; insinuation in any Address, Resolution, or but none of those parts reflecting on the Paragraph. Nothing, at any rate, has Whig ministry were inserted. Thus it is appeared in print of this sort; and, it was that faction prevails over justice, and parti- for your exuberant loyalty to tell the world, cularly with those exploded and degraded that there were persons who might surmise politicians, the Whigs, who are involved such a thing !--Never (and I have said in such a labyrinth of inconsistencies and it a thousand times) was there a man so follies, that they really seem, at last, not to cursed with friends as the Prince of Wales know when to open and when to shut their has been, and as he appears yet to be. mouths. - They are the outcast of the To suppose the Prince to be capable of day. Nobody but their own expectants hatching, or abetting, so foul and detestopens 'a lip for them; and, what deprives able a conspiracy against the life and hothem of all pity, is, they show as much nour of any woman, and especially against empty pride as at any former period. his own wife, the mother of his only child,

a defenceless foreigner ; to suppose this is London Common Council Address. to suppose him to be all that is treacherous,

COMMON HALL REPORT.. - In an- cruel, and cowardly; it is to suppose him other part of this sheet I have inserted the to be a disgrace to the human form ; it is, Report of the proceedings in the Common of course, to degrade the royal authority in Council on the 22d of April, and of the his hands, and to prepare beforehand an Common Hall on the 23d of April. I apology for any act, however disloyal or have also inserted, in the same place, an treasonable, that might be coinmitted or account of the proceedings in the Borough meditated against him.--Do I go too far of Southwark, and in the City of Roches. here ? I am sure I do not; and, thereter, and also an Address of a Meeting of fore, I must reprobate the motion, and the Freemen of the City of Bristol.-In- more especially the speech of Mr. JACKS, deed, I must now limit my publications who, whatever he might have heard from upon this subject to the mere insertion of disloyal men in private ; whatever maligthe Address, Resolutions, &c. seeing that want surmises he might have heard round so many other matters of importance are his fire-side, might, surely, have stopped pressing forward and demanding notice. till he heard them in public, before he gave

-There have, however, some things mischievous exposure to them by the means passed in the City of London, which re- of such a motion and such a speech.--

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