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not as to the innocence of the Princess, but “ that he would, with the best of his enas to the propriety of the time and the place deavours, support the peace and good order for bringing the subject forward publicly of the City." He had, therefore, not conOne of his friends had supposed that such a ceived himself justified in bringing the promotion would, in all probability, not be cession through the streets where there were successful in that Court. He, however, great assemblages of people, who might had never doubted of its success. He (for aught he then knew) be riotously inthought, however, that the present time clined. He must say, however, that he niost peculiarly called for the interference had afterwards seen, that there was no of that Court. After the innocence of the riotous disposition on the part of the people Princess of Wales had been manifested to assembled, and that he never saw a multithe world, and confessed in the House of tude more peaceable or orderly than those Commons, it was natural to have expected whom he saw assembled in the Park, that she would, at least, have been restor- MR. ALDERMAN Wood declared, that it ed to the society of her child; and yet we never was his intention, or that of the had not heard of more than one interview friends with whom he acted, either there, for the last ten weeks, and that partly by ur in the Common-Hall, to offer any insult stealth. It, therefore, appeared as if even to the Prince Regent. He could not, howher innocence was still doubted in some ever, see that there was any necessity for quarters; for, if innocent, why should she the Lord Mayor turning off the Livery at still be punished ? It appeared to him, that Tyburn, (a laugh,) as he had done. He whatever unfortunate differences might still hinself, on his return, passed by Carltonexist, yet that the Prince ought to be joyful house, but no insult was there offered to at hearing that the mother of his child was the Prince. He hoped that the Address free from guilt. It seemed, however, that would be presented in the most respectful there was an opinion somewhere, that this manner. would not be agreeable to the Prince; for, The question being then put, the Amende otherwise, how could they account for go- ment was rejected by a very great majority; ing all the way through St. Giles's and by and the original proposition, for an Address, Tyburn, when the Livery went up with was carried nearly unanimously, there betheir Address ? He hoped that this Addressing only one hand held up against itwould be carried unanimously, and that it A Committee was then appointed to prewould be presented in the most respectful pare such Address. manner by the Lord Mayor, Sheriffs, Al. dermen, and Law Officers.

He thought that the City could not endure to have its

COMMON HALL. Address presented in any other manner but A Common Hall was held yesterday. the most respectful.

The Lord MAYOR stated, that the Hall MR. JACKS complained of having been was assembled to receive the Report of the misrepresented as to his giving up his opi- Address to the Princess of Wales, and the nions because they were unpopular. He Answer of her Royal Highness. He had never doubted of the innocence of the Prin- not himself thought it necessary to convene cess, but he did not wish to throw any im- a Special Hall for this purpose, as the Adputation on the Prince. On the face of the dress and Answer had appeared in all the evidence there appeared no proof that the public papers, but he had yielded to the Prince was at all at the bottom of it. He expostulation of a worthy Alderman. ! wished that the saddle should be put on the it were necessary to call them from their right horse, and that the City of London homes and business, he had no objection to should not have the appearance of implying call a Common Hall or Common Council any charge of guilt against the first Magis- every day. —The Report was then read; trate of the country. It was only with towards the end of which it was stated, this view he had proposed the amendment, that the Address and Answer not appearing and he should not withdraw it.

in the London Gazette, the Remembrancer The Lord Mayor thought it necessary to wrote to the Publisher on the subject, who declare, that in the manner in which he returned for answer, that he was not auhad judged proper to go up with the Ad-thorized to make such insertions, unless dress, he had not acted in consequence of they were transmitted to him through the any communications with others. He had Office of the Secretary for the Home Deacted in conformity to the sacred oath which partment.-Hisses.) The Remembrancer he had taken, when he entered into office, then wrote to Lord Sidmouth, stating what had passed, and hoping the Address, &c. sters must have some feelings against the would have an early insertion. To this Princess, or the Address would have ap. Lord Sidmouth answered, that in the ex- peared in the Gazette. He had wished to ercise of his discretion, in his official Situa- abstain from all remarks on the Regent and tion, he did not think it proper to make the his Government; especially as he had no required insertions.--Hisses.)

reason to believe, that the Lord Mayor, in A letter from Mr. WHITBREAD was then turning them off at Tyburn (a laugh), had read, expressing his grateful acknowledg. any instructions from head-quarters. He ment of their vote of Thanks; after which, had made inquiries, but had not found any the LORD MAYOR came forward, thanked reason to think any influence had been ex. them for their attendance, and said the Hallerted. Indeed, he could not be brought was now dissolved. (Cries of NO! NO:) to think that such an Address could have

MR. ALDERMAN Wood came forward to been any way displeasing to the Husband speak, but the Lord Mayor left the Hall of the injured Princess. He had, however, amid loud hisses.-Great confusion pre- been informed, that the Lord Mayor had, vailed, but Mr. Alderman J. J. Saith within a few days, waited on Lord Sid coming in, there was a shout for him to mouth, and asked his advice, whether he take the Chair.

should convene a Hall to-day. Lord SidMr. Waituman addressed the Meeting. mouth told him, that he must be the best He said they were not altogether in a new judge, but that he himself should advise situation : they had, on former occasions, against calling a Meeting; to which the been deserted by their Chief Magistrate, Lord Mayor replied, that he had promised and the practice had been for some Alder- a Hall to some Gentlemen, and must call man to take the Chair. In Mr. Wilkes's it, (a laugh.) time, something similar had happened : MR. WAITHMAN then addressed the Lian Alderman, after the Lord Mayor left very. He said, it had not at first been his the Hall, presided merely as Chairman of intention to pass a censure on the conduct of the Livery.

the Lord Mayor. A difference of opinion MR. ALDERMAN SMITH said he had had prevailed, as to the propriety of the scruples in his mind, which had not been first Hall; but after the resolutions then removed by what had fallen from his worthy made, there could be but one sentiment, friend. The present was a meeting, con that as much weight as possible ought to be sisting of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and given to the decision of the Livery of LonLivery; this had been dissolved by the don. He therefore went himself in the Lord Mayor, which he lamented; but still procession, and even regarded it as a fortuhe was afraid, under such circumstances, nate circumstance, that the Address had he could not legally take the Chair. His been carried. Considering the conduct of legal friends advised him against it. the Lord Mayor and Lord Sidmouth, they

Mr. ALDERMAN Wood then proposed seemed to him to have acted under an errothat as it was now merely a meeting of the neous impression, that the Prince could be Livery, Sir William Rawlins should take displeased at the discovery of the foul conthe Chair, which he did immediately. spiracy against his own wife: that her tri

MR. ALDERMAN Smith said he had no umphant rescue from atrocious calumny objection to attend, and address them merely would be ungrateful to the feelings of a husas a Liveryman, (He and Alderman band, (Huzzas.). His own opinion was far Wood then pulled off their gowns.) different; he had no doubt that the Prince

Mr. Alderman Wood came forward. Regent must be delighted at the triumph of He said it had always been the practice to one so dear to him by birth, as well as mar. convene a Common-Hall to receive the an- riage, ( Loud applause.). How, then, had swer to their Address. The Lord Mayor Lord Sidmouth dared, by his conduct, to called the purpose of their meeting trivial, countenance an opinion, that the Address but his dissolving the Hall shewed that he would be unpleasing to his Royal Highness ? attached some importance to it. It was / Applause.) As to the conduct of the Lord right that the Hall should make some re- Mayor, why had he carried the Livery of marks on Lord Sidmouth's Letter. Ad- London by a circuitous route? Why had dresses had hitherto been always printed in he presumed to think that the triumph the London Gazelle; he was afraid the of which the City were celebrating would give fice had been contaminated since its removal displeasure in any particular quarter? The from Shoe-lane to the West end of the town Lord Mayor had yesterday excused himself (a laugh), It was evident, that the Mini- by saying, that his oath compelled him to keep the peace of the city. What! was habitants of the ancient City of Bristol, in it to preserve the peace of the City public meeting assembled, beg leave to apthat the Livery of London were carried proach your Royal Highness, not in the to St. Giles's?' (A laugh.) He thought language of unmeaning adulation, which that a public procession should go through would be as disgusting to the dignited mind all the most crowded streets where the peo- of your Royal Higliness to accept, as it ple were assembled to demonstrate their would be degrading and disgraceful in us joy. It was not proper that the conduct of as Englishmen to offer ; but we beg to be the Chief Magistrate should be passed over permitted, in the language of truth and siawithout disapprobation. He had dissolved cerity, humbly, though zealously and firmthe Hall, because he knew he deserved their ly, to assure your Royal Highness that we censure. He had abandoned them, because are actuated solely with the love of justice, he felt that he should meet with their exe- when we declare that we entertain the most cration instead of their thanks.He then profound respect and veneration for the moved a Resolution, that the Lord Mayor, Character, as well as the most invincible by the circuitous route taken in the proces- attachment for the Person, of your Royal sion, and by other conduct, had shewn dis- Highness.We should inflict the greatrespect to the Prince Regent, by counte- est torture upon our feelings if we were to nancing an opinion, that the triumph of the neglect upon this occasion to congratulate Princess would be offensive to his feelings; your Royal Highness, in terms the most and that his conduct this day, in dissolving unequivocal, upon the developement of that the Hall, rendered him unworthy of the Conspiracy against your Royal Highness, confidence of his fellow-citizens. He could which has terminated in the most glaring not sit down, without expressing his dis- exposure of the wicked intentions of your approbation of the non-attendance of the suborned Accusers, the discomfiture of your Legal Advisers of the City, on occasions abandoned and perjured Traducers, and, when their opinions might be wanted. at the same time, the most unbounded ac

Mr. Thompson said, it had been the ob- quittal of your Royal Highness in the eyes ject in all their proceedings to keep his Royal and hearts of every unprejudiced person in Highness the Prince Regent out of the ques- the universe. But it would be impossible tion; but it seemed that Ministers, by their to govern our feelings if we were to endeaconduct, and the Lord Mayor by his, were vour to express our abhorrence in terms determined to implicate his Royal Highness, adequate to the resentment we entertain for as far as they could.

those who were the promoters and instigaThe Resolution of Censure was then put tors of the false, detestable, and groundand carried with one dissentient voice, and less accusations against your Character, for was ordered to be published in the papers. the base, cowardly, and cruel purpose of

MR. Waitaman then moved the Thanks bringing your Illustrious Person to an unof the Meeting to Sir W. Rawlins. timely and ignominious death. We The Thanks of the Meeting were then voted were delighted with that conscientious recto Sir W. RAWLINS, who returned thanks, titude of soul which inspired your Royal and the Meeting dispersed.

Highness with the virtuous courage to de

mand of the House of Commons, that Mr. Hunt, the late Candidate for Bristol, you may be treated as innocent, or proved presented the following Address from the to be guilty.' But we are far more deFreemen, Burgesses, and Inhabitants of that lighted with the result, which has proved City, to Her Royal Highness the Princess to the whole world that the Character of of Wales, at Montague House, Blackheath, your Royal Highness was impregnable to by appointment, at two o'clock yesterday: the deadly and poisonous shafts of the inost " To Her Royal Highness Caroline, Princess malignant and cowardly Slander. We " To Her Royal Highness Caroline, Princess have only to add, that by this severe triál of Wales.

we are convinced that your Royal Highness "The Dutiful and Loyal Address of a nu- has secured the love, the veneration, and

merous and respectable Public Meet- the estetin of every manly and feeling heart ing of the Freemen, Burgesses, and in the Empire; long may your Royal HighInhabitants of the City of Bristol, held ness live to receive their willing homage ; on the Public Exchange, the 22d day long may you enjoy the uninterrupted soof March, 1813.

ciety of your Illustrious Daughter; and that “ May it please your Royal Highness, you may always succeed in frustrating the

“We, the Freemen, Burgesses, and In- machinations of all your Enemies, is the sincere and ardent prayer of your faithful, that he confides the care of repulsing any dutiful, and loyal Fellow-Subjects, the attack of our enemies on the coasts of the Freemen, Burgesses, and Inhabitants of Empire. —You have not forgotten, Genthe ancient City of Bristol.

tlemen, with what ardour the inhabitants of Signed on behalf of the Meeting, our coasts marched against the expedition

Henry HUNT." directed to the port of Antwerp. But it To which Her Royal Highness returned is necessary to direct this zeal, and what the following Answer:

happened in 1809, has shewn how impor

tant it is to organize the service of the Na" I return my best thanks to the Free- tional Guard, in such parts of the Empire men, Burgesses, and Inhabitants of the where it may be deemed necessary.City of Bristol, who have been pleased to Those departments which are especially send me this handsome testimony of their called upon to concur in the defence of the approbation of my conduct, and their con

ports, are designated in Title IV.-The gratulations on the failure of that conspi- National Guard shall be organized in the racy which was wickedly contrived by per- departments, if it shall be found needful, jured and suborned Traducers against my and the companies of grenadiers and chasLife and Honour."

seurs completed in su

a manner as to present a force of from 15 to 30,000 men, iu

every circle, effective, present, and always OFFICIAL PAPERS.

disposable. It is from the bosom of the

Senate, Gentlemen, that his Majesty will FRANCE.

select the Generals whom he will charge to

preside over the organization of these comCONSERVATIVE SENATE.

panies, and to take the command of them. Continued from page 640.) In giving the citizens such chiefs to guide the corps as soon as they shall have received them in those sentiments of honour as have the preliminary instructions.

_The co

so many claims on the general esteem, it horts formed by the first call on this Ban was his Majesty's wish to encourage the have already proved what we may promise confidence of the National Guards; to ourselves from the new call proposed.

render their obedience more easy, and to We do not dissimulate how painful this ap- secure to them such regard and esteem as peal must be to the last classes; but what may be consistent with the duties of the French Citizen does not feel it preferable to service. — Not more than from 1,500 to make a present effort, to avoid making 3,000 men from each circle will be called greater ones, and from which the same re- into activity, and these will be placed at sults could not be expected ?

—Exclusive those points where their services may be of this, the calls, and their fixed times, deemed necessary, and will be relieved should be determined by arrets of the Coun- every three months, in order that they may cil, and these executive measures shall be not be too long detained from their occupataken in the most proper manner to prevent tions and business.

-The contingent of all injustice and difficulty:—You well every circle shall be in readiness to inarch know, Gentlemen, the spirit of foresight to such points as may be attacked; but will which always guides his Majesty's designs, not be parted from their families, excepting and thus to prevent every kind of danger in such cases, and then only for the time and even of inquietude, he has deemed it the danger may exist. This contingent necessary to organize an Army of Reserve, reduced to the lowest number of 15,000 which encamped on our frontiers, will, at men for each circle, will give 90,000 men, the same time, watch for their defence, to which, when we join 20,000 Garden and maintain order among our Allies.- Cotes, 60,000 of the marine troops, 20,000 Title IV. renders disposable the 90,000 workmen employed in the great ports ; the men of the Conscription of 1814, who had local national guard, about 40,000 men in been destined for the defence of our western the depots of the land army, who are withand southern frontiers ; they will form the in reach of the coast, and lastly 6,000 men Army of Reserve on the eastern frontiers, of the Gens d'Armes distributed in the where they will fill this new destination. same arrondissement, the defence of our

To the honour and courage of the Na- coasts will be found to be secured by uptional Guard, the Emperor confides the wards of 250,000 men, independent of the defence of the six great ports of the mili- reserve of grenadiers and chasseurs, who tary marine ; it is to the National Guards are not entered in the first contingent, and which will besides amount to upwards of ment, which, by despoiling it of an impor120,000 men more.- -It is nevertheless tant part of her States, offers her nothing by means of this measure, which does not in return but a chimerical bope, and the call out more than a thousandth part of the certainty of an eternal war with the Empopulation of the six arrondissement, and pire. A wise and enlightened Prince has merely for a temporary service, that the not forgotten the outrages of England, he 90,000 men of the conscription of 1814 has felt his true interest, and remained have been rendered disposable. The faithful to us. Nevertheless the enemy actual situation of Europe, the necessity our has approached our Hanseatic departments, enemies are under of dividing their forces and has there sown the seeds of trouble and in Sicily, in Portugal, and in Canada, ba- revolt. Could he have blended to such a nishes every idea of our coast being attack- point as to persuade them that he could ed, but however improbable an attack may have withdrawn them from the obedience seem to be, it is sufficient that it is not im- they owe to his Majesty ? -How, because possible, to induce his Majesty, in his great a tempest which prudence could not forewisdom, not to hesitate in applying the see, has dispersed a part of our victorious measures which have been proposed to you. army, our enemies flatter themselves that

-By giving your sanction, Gentlemen, they may, at their pleasure, dispose of our to them, you ensure the defence of our coasts territories according to their ambition ! and our ports, and thus the Empire will They believed that they can dictate the law have an army of 40,000 men on the Elbe, to us, and draw us into a disgraceful peace. one of 200,000 in Spain, and 200,000 Without doubt it would soon become partiy on the Rhine, partly in the 32d mi- necessary to burn our feets, destroy our Íitary division, and in Italy. And it is docks, and reduce our navy to thirty vesin the view of such forces that our enemies sels, as they have dared to propose to us. conceive the ridiculous idea of dismember- -Deprived of our Colonies, and the ading the en pire, and to allow our depart- vantages of a maritime commerce, we should ments to be given as indemnities, in their furthermore renounce our continental power, political calculations. This struggle is the and suffer our manufactures and our national last. Europe will take a definitive situa- industry to perish, and become in every retion, and the events of the winter of 1813 spect the servile tributaries of England! will at least have been of advantage 10 No, no, the nation is of the same sentiments France, by causing her to know her friends with her Sovereign; full of confidence in and her foes, the extent of her own means, the firmness of his character, and the rethe devotion of the people, and their attach- sources of his genius, she will never suffer ment to the Imperial dynasty.

the least attempt to be made against the dig[This project, after having been referred nity of his Crown; she will deplore that to a special commission, was adopted and it may require all his energy to repulse such decreed by the Senate, in the sittings of the vain pretensions. She has already made 3d of April.).

known her noble sentiments, and we shall Count Boulay followed Count Defermon, see her persevere in them with unshaken and thus developed the motives of the 2d constancy. -You, Gentlemen, who are projet of the Senatus Consultum. After the principal organs of this generous peogoing over all the recent cvents in the ple, you will shew yourselves its worthy North, he thus proceeded :

interpreters by sanctioning the measures Such, Gentlemen, was the condition of proposed to you. What we are especially those countries, when the misfortunes which charged to present to you is, as we said at a rigorous and premature season occasioned the commencement, in the cases provided the Grand Army, reanimated among our for by our constitution. Since the enemy enemies those hopes which our victories had has defiled the territory of the Hanseatic disconcerted.-All kind of intrigues have Departments, since he has excited these been listened to. A new coalition is formed disorders and seditions, and that he has in the North; and Russia, believing that there raised culpable hopes, it is evident she could shew her hatred with impunity, that the empire of the constitutional and has set the world the example of an odious common law, the exercise of which preperfidy. --The coalesced, in their trans- supposes a regular and peaceable state of actions, have ceded Norway to Sweden, and affairs, should be there suspended, and promised our Hanseatic possessions to Den- make way for whatever extraordinary meamark, as an indemnification. The Da- sures may be commanded by circumstances. nish Government has rejected an arrange. This suspension is, however, only for three

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