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life, been tax-fed! This is another The hand-bill, circulated in 1817, honourable proof of the goodness of entitled "SIGNOR WAITHMAN,” Waithman's pretensions. But, do we representing him as a POLITICAL QUACK, not judge of this man's cause at once, was written by Major Cartwright, and when we see amongst his supporters I have it now, in the Major's own handBURDETT and HOBHOUSE, who were, writing! The Major read it to Burdett only a few months ago, actually pelted and me, at the house of the former, in off the hustings at Covent Garden by the James Street. The Major had no people, of whom they have the brass thought of having it printed; but Burstill to call themselves the represen- dett insisted that it was too good a thing tatives? But (I had like to have for- to be kept out of print. So that Waithgotten him) WAITHMAN had another man did not know that it was to this supporter, Mr. WOOLER, who speechified consistent and serious friend of his, that and accused me of having deserted the he owed the roar of laughter raised -country in 1817, when I went to America! against him by that humorous squib. This miserable declaimer, whose wri- But, "conspiracy!" What share have tings could not live a day in any-thing I, at any rate, had in such conspiracy; higher than a Two-penny scale! This I, who have been speaking contemptubattered sot, whose brains, when not ously of him for fourteen years at the animated by gin, are as vapid as the least. And as to the other conspirators, contents of a mug filled from the tap- to not one man of them did I ever tub; this scribe, who was silenced at speak on the subject, in my life. Nay, once by an act that put his productions until about a month ago, I have not, at a price but one degree higher than I am pretty certain, spoken to Sir waste paper! This is a pretty specimen James Shaw for these ten years last of the supporters of Waithman; a fine past. Then, he being walking up and triumphant contrast with the "Slades and the Rouths," who were "apostates" and "conspirators" because they differed in opinion from man like this!
Fleet Street, and I being in my chaise, going home, I got as near to him as I could, and, as soon as I caught his eye, said: "Ah! we Jacobins shall beat you now!" And, laughing, shook his umbrella at me, and said something that I could not hear for the noise of the wheels. In short, my vote was given, when I knew that it was not wanted, merely as a mark of my great respect for his excellent private character, and as a mark of my detestation of the public character of his opponent.
Waithman makes it a crime in the "SLADES and the Rouтus," that they proposed to raise a sum of money to put Mr. Cobbett in Parliament. Why, they did subscribe; and, the only difference between them and his worthy friend, Burdett, in this respect is, they did it without promising to do it; and that he most solemnly promised to do it, As if we still wanted some additional and did not do it! This is the difference proof of the silliness, the low-mindedbetween WAITHMAN'S Supporter andness, the want of decent pride, the want those who " conspired" against him. of common spirit in this blustering and His friend, Mr. DILLON, when he was brazen bawler. I hate to fill up my pointing to the statue of Pitt, as that paper with this rubbish; but as it is of the man who had done so much likely to be amongst the last that is mischief to the country, was not aware, to come from him, let us have it. perhaps, that Waithman himself voted for the putting up of that very statue, or, at least, did not oppose it; and that his apology for so doing was, that his friend CHANTRY, who was to make the statue, who was to have our money for doing the job, was a true friend of liberty!"
Mr. Alderman WAITHMAN again came forward. He hoped they would do him the justice to believe that he would not shrink back from any contest of that sort so long as there was the slightest chance that its coutinuance would be attended with the slightest benefit to the public. Notwithstanding the dangerous illness of his son, and notwithstanding the shameful desertion of his political friends, he
Ward, at the St. Thomas's Day before the last? Did any mah ever witness partiality so gross and so foul? Did he not then defend every abuse, every waste of the city's money; nay, did he not tell the Livery to take care
had still borne up, determined to give the Livery an opportunity of recording their votes Could he do more-could they require more at bis hands? He felt perfectly satisfied, that if the Livery, at the commencement of the Election, had been made sensible of the deep conspiracy which was formed to defeat his just claims-however he felt that he had done his duty, and that the time had now arrived when how they countenanced such rummagbe ought to follow the advice of those friendsing into their accounts, lest they should who recommended him no longer to continue be deprived of their funds allogether! so exhausting a contest. (Applause.) He then proceeded to defend the attacks he had Here, too, as in all other respects, the made upon the characters of his opponents, two candidates present a most striking saying that they were public meu, open to contrast. At that very election Mr. animadversion, and men whose conduct would SCALES, though opposed in politics to hereafter be marked with the detestation and the Sir James Shaw, applauded his imparabhorrence which it deserved. He next adverted to his conduct respecting the late Queen, and tiality, and either proposed or seconded the sacrifices to which that led. His enemies a vote of thanks to him on that score. might rejoice that his pocket had been picked In short, whatever Liveryman reflected, of the expenses of the present contest; but in this case, had no choice: the one he should still persevere in the same steady candidate was so fit, and the other so and undeviating course. If he could not afford to keep a two-pair front room, he would unfit, that, to the man who thought, keep a two-pair back room, aud go on still, there was no room for choice. Each and, like Andrew Marvel, dine off his bone candidade has got his just allotment: of cold mutton: his health might fail, and the one, the means of extending the so might his talent; but he would support the great cause with his dying breath. He felt sphere of his benevolence; and the bound to do the Bank of England the justice other, a pretty good punishment for his of saying, that he met with no opposition from conceit, his insolence, and his greedithat quarter; but he had been defeated, and the corrupt influence excited against him only the more convinced him of the necessity of the Ballot. (Great applause.) He feared that the Government was not about to proceed in a right course-he feared that they would at last sting the people into violent courses. He believed that with such a government the people could not long be prevented from taking affairs into their own hands. He might be asked why he had not sooner exposed the hollowness of the men with whom MY LORD, he dealt? He confessed, he was, like Fulstaff, ashamed of his recruits, and he did not like to expose them; but they had now ex-weeks ago, your Lordship, by letter, posed themselves. He thanked his many friends for their kindness, saying that the poll-books would of necessity be opened on the following moruing, but neither he nor any of his Committee would attend.
"Andrew Marvel" indeed! Did
MARQUIS OF BLANDFORD.
I HAVE been informed, that a few
told a Clergyman of the Church of England, that the guilt of selling some of the fires had been brought home to me, and that, in consequence, I had, absconded. The object of this present letter is, to request your Lordship to have the goodIness to inform me whether you ever did communicate, in the manner abovementioned, such information; and to apprize you, at the same time, that this letter will be published in the next Register, and also any answer that your Lordship may be pleased to give there
Andrew Marvel ever beg for a place?
I am, your Lordship's most humble
No. 8 of TWO-PENNY TRASH will be published on the 1st of February.A gentleman has written to me for leave to translate No. 7 INTO WELSH, to which I have assented.
I shall make a grand show-up of “Spiritual Persons" next week. They have outwitted themselves this time! The whole country rings with Cobbett's Sermons! Cobbett's Protestant Reformation! But, what more is wanted than Two-PENNY TRASH, No. 7? This little work is 11s. a hundred, if more than 300 copies are taken. Cheap Government this, at any
To the Editor of THE REGISTER.
THE run upon the Banks, though not to any extent worth speaking of, has comdirections have been issued by the Bank of menced even in Dublia, and every-where Ireland to limit the discounts, and to sus
pend as much as possible the issue of paper, and this at the approach of a famine in the West of Ireland, and a frightful scarcity in every other part of the kingdom. But it is all for a repeal of the Union-all the cousequent suffering must be incurred for the good cause, and to please the great agitator! Fools! you are preparing a whip of scorpions for yourselves!
kuow is not in your power; but you are preYou will not injure the Banks-that we paring insolvency for yourselves!
ALARM IN THE MONEY-MARKET.-Since the preceding lines were written, we have received several communications from the country and from our naercantile friends in town, which fill us, we confess, with deep alarm. Mr. O'Connell may be much nearer in bringing onfusion on the country than January 27, 1831. ever, in his most sanguine moments, he could SIR,-I shall feel greatly obliged by have imagined. Circulars, we know, have your telling me, through the medium been sent by one great house, and perhaps by others, in the corn-trade, to their factors and of your paper, how it is that, although correspondents in the country, intimating meetings are taking place all over the that for the present they must suspend all Kingdom, on the subject of Reform, business-that they will not accept any bills and the necessity of the Ballot, almost in cousequence of the panic created by Mr. O'Connell. The Banks in Dublin, including unanimously acknowledged, there has the Bank of Ireland, have declined the most been no meeting for Reform in South-solvent bills-and there is a great gloom this wark. Surely it is not because Sir day spread over the city. The arrests," Robert Wilson waxed wroth on the subject of the Ballot, in the House of Commons, some time since.
And perhaps you can explain how it is that there has been no meeting of the City of Westminster. It cannot be from the fear of cabbage-stalks and turnips; because if that were the case it could be held in Palace-yard, or some other place remote from the danger arising from a shower of these ob
We are, doubtless, likely to have a grand meeting of the Corporation of the City of London on the subject very shortly, and seeing that our great Champion of Reforin was, on the very anniversary of the conversion of Saint Paul, converted to the Ballot, I have no doubt but even that will be agreed to unanimously. I am, Sir,
says The Morning Register, "for the couspiracy to evade or defeat the Lord Lieutenant's Proclamation, caused Bank Stock to fall 3 per cent. yesterday. So much for the wisdom of the arrests!"'"
We are surprised that The Register, which, trade, and the delicacy of public credit, and at least, knows something of the operations of the causes which have produced the present alarm, should have let out such a paragraph as this. Every-thing has fallen, as well as Bank Stock, in consequence of the apprehended scarcity of money from Mr. O'Connell's threat.
The Banks have almost declined discount
ing. Government Stock has fallen less in proportion than other securities, because the English market is open; but the merchant who is forced to sell his Bank Stock, which cannot be sent to England, was obliged to submit to a reduction of three per cent.; for the same reason, Government Debentures informed persons consider, that but for the London market being open, Government Secnrities would be from five to ten per cent. lower than in England.
have fallen much more than Stock. The best
ARREST OF THOMAS CLONEY, ESQ., OF Your constant reader, GRAIGUE, COUNTY KILKENNY.-Friday morning, about nine o'clock, two officers from the Head Police-office applied at Mr. Cloney's
Bridge street, Blackfriars.
hotel, and inquired for him; receiving for of panic. Consols and other Government answer that he had not as yet left his chamber, Securities are regulated by the prices at the owing to his being somewhat indisposed, they London Stock Exchange; but Bank Stock is politely desired that he should not be disturbed a local security, and capable of being peenuntil his usual hour of rising, and said they liarly influenced by domestic alarms. The would wait on him about twelve o'clock, by run upon the Bank for gold, which has been which hour a number of gentlemen, having made to a considerable extent, produced a. heard of the circumstance, called on Mr.fall in Bank Stock yesterday of nearly Cloney, and tendered their services on the three per cent.; and up to the moment at occasion. They al proceeded to the lead which I write the decline continues, but it will Police-office, accompanied by the two officers, not last long. The Back, with some inconwhere Mr. Edward Murphy, the eldest son of venience, perhaps, will meet any demaud that the late Bryan Murphy, Esq., of Kennedy's- can be made upon it, and the agitation in our lane, in conjunction with Mr. Andrew Tierney, Stock Market, which compared with the ocof the house of Tierney, Brothers, and Co., casional convulsions in your's, may be liken- ́ druggists, Skinner row, entered into the re-ed to a storm in a tea-pot, will very speedily quisite securities for Mr. Cloney's due appear-subside. About a sixth part of the holders of ance in the Court of King's Bench on the first day of Term-Dublin Morning Register. The following Order was posted last night (Friday) on the board in the Chamber of Commerce :
"TO THE COUNCIL OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
"We; the undersigned, members of the Chamber of Commerce, request that will convene a general Meeting of the Members of the Body as early as possible, for the purpose of considering the propriety of presenting an Address to the Marquess of Anglesey, expressive of their confidence in lis Administration, and his exertions to preserve
public peace, and to promote the commercial and general prosperity of Ireland.
"The foregoing requisition, signed by one hundred and ninety-six highly respectable members of the Chamber, having been laid before the Council, and considered, it was "Resolved-That the Requisitionists he respectfully informed that although the Conn cil cordially approve of the object of the above Requisition, they regret that, in consequence of the existing state of public excitement, they deem it inexpedient to call-any special general assembly of the Chamber.
"THOMAS JAMESON, Register." Mr. COSTELLOE.-Yesterday two warrants for the apprehension of Mr. Costelloe arrived in town, one directly from Dublin, and the other by the way of Dungannon; but he had gone off in the morning coach before their arrival. We expected something of this kind. -Belfast News Letter.
ORANGEMEN.We understand that this body has lately been greatly augmented in the north, and a new lodge of highly respectable members is about to be formed in Belfast; and this is the consequence of Mr. O'Connell's agitation-many public-spirited persons, who, in ordinary cases, would condemu such associations, being now of opinion that, they are at this time called on to counteract the agitator's insidious efforts to produce revolution in this country.-Belfast Chronicle.
DUBLIN, Jan. 20.-lu our little Stock-market, which may be regarded as a representation of our limited capital, there is now a sort
Bank Stock are Englishmen.
Meetings of the peasantry in the North, respecting tithes aud rents, contione. All accounts agree in representing the distress amongst the poor as most appalling; and in anticipating a famine in the approaching summer, potatoes are already becoming very scarce, and oatmeal has reached a very high price. I allude particularly to the North and West; but in the South, although the potatoe crop has been deficient in some districts, yet abundant, and the price is moderate. In the the supply in the chief markets continues Clonmel market, for instance, potatoes sell at from 24. to 3d. per stone.
Meetings have recently taken place, and
In Me South of Ireland several Reform
others have been convened.
TO MY CONSTITUENTS.
Merrion-square, Jan. 21, 1831.
MY BELOVED AND RESPECTED FRIENDS,—I am your servant. My duty is to do your business and to obey your commands. I entirely disclaim the doctrine that a representative of the people can, without being dishonest, disobey his constituents. If he differs conscientiously from his constituents, there is but one course for him to pursue, aud that is to resign. In fact, the contest between a representative aud his constituents, is almost always a controversy between selfish interest and sacred duty.
When I solicited your votes, I pledged myself to constant attendance in the House. I have hitherto kept that pledge unbroken. It was and is my fixed determination to be in London the day Parliament meets, unless I am prevented by the paltry prosecution which has been instituted against me.
I am bound to say that I am perfectly convinced that the principal motive of the most active advisers of this miserable prosecution is to prevent me from attending in my place to describe and denounce the despotic, arbitrary, and most unnecessary measures that have been resorted to in Ireland.
It would not be convenient for some arch
jobbers in Ireland, who contrive to stick their | ingly I do anticipate, that in my absence from families, like leeches, to suck the heart's the House there will be some new, and problood of Ireland, to have me expose all the details of that species of peculation which enriches one family at the expense of an impoverished and exhausted country.
bably more severe Algerine acts (as they have been called) introduced by the Whigs. Mark me well, recollect my prophecy-you will have the Whigs introduce some delusive measure-some nibbling at the Subletting act— it will, probably, be some aggravation to be styled an amendment. There will be an alteration in the Vestry Bill; that probably will make it worse than it now is. There will be some little peddling about corporation monopolies, and a grand inquiry, to last three years longer, into tolls and customs-and these mighty boons will be consummated by
But there is one prime grievance which, above all things, it is my duty to expose-the vestry cesses and the tithe system. In all my addresses to you before my election, I ventured to, prophesy that the time was fast approaching when the people of England would join with us in a loud and irresistible demand for the total abolition of the tithe system. That salutary cry has commenced in Eng-some law creating a Dictatorship, or someland. It is beginning to be re-echoed in a proper and legal manner in Ireland. The accomplishment of my prophecy is fast approaching. If I shall be permitted to do my duty in Parliament this Session, I hope that this most important result will be advanced; but, after all, it is only by the repeal of the Union that we can look with certainty for the total abolition of tithes.
thing of that kind, in Ireland. Believe me I shall prove a true prophet.
Preserve this prophecy-and you will find that my words will prove true, or, if not quite accurate, it is, only because I probably underrate the baseness of some of the Whigs.
If I am prevented from attending in my place in parliament-if the voice of almost universal Ireland be, in my person, suppressed This is one of the great reasons why I insist-do not, indeed you cannot, blame me. upon that repeal. Indeed, the Repeal of the Union is the great and really healing measure which alone is calculated to form the basis, and raise the superstructure of prosperity in Ireland. Without it, distress must accumulate; poverty must increase; famine and pestilence, which are yearly taking a wider range, must become almost universal; and Ireland must become a solitude or a slaughter-house. I say this advisedly.
But the Repeal of the Union terrifies the sordid aristocratic absentees, and especially the bloated pluralists of the Established Church, who shudder lest we Radical Reformers and anti-Unionists should realize our plan, of the payment by the State of all such of the Protestant Clergy as really perform spiritual functions, in an ample proportion to their real labours, and not paying at all those who do no work.
But I should be to blame if I in anywise transgressed the law. I am a lawyer of great experience in the Criminal Law, and never was there a man more determined not to transgress that law than I was and am. My constant advice to the people for the last twenty-five years always was, as it still is, not to violate the law in any one particular. I should, therefore, be both absurd and criminal if I violated it myself intentionally; and if it be said that I have violated it unintentionally, then, indeed, there is a demonstration of the enormous absurdity of our Penal Code-of its uuintelligibility, of its capariciousness, when a lawyer of 30 years' standing, determined not to violate the law, and knowing his every action to be watched, has yet, in presence of his enemies, put himself into their power.
What a happy elucidation it would be, of that which I have so often complained of and exposed-under the title given to it by the illustrious and immortal Bentham—of Judge
It is, however, thought wise and prudent to keep me out of the House of Commons this Session, and, accordingly, this strange prose-made Law. cution has been got up against me.
But, my friends, I can assure you, that, without the most violent contortion of everything that has hitherto been considered as fixed law, and stated to be such by the most venerable authorities amongst the English Judges, it is utterly impossible to sustain this prosecution.
I feel it my duty to give you this outline of the motives that have, I am convinced, instigated the advisers of this prosecution. Let me remind you that it requires not only a Reformer but a Lawyer, to speak in the House with effect on the subject of the late Proclamations, and, in particular, to expose the illegal There must be, I assure you, the most auand mischievous tendency of the famous Stan-dacious perversion of fact, and a still more ley circular. It would not be disagreeable to flagrant violation of law-things, the happenthat young gentleman not to have to encounter ing of which I certainly do not at all anticime on a subject so vitally important to the pate-if this prosecution does not totally and first principles of constitutional liberty. ludicrously fail. I tell you as a lawyer and as a man, that I am entitled to an acquittal, even on the showing of my enemies themselves.
The late administration declared that they would not introduce any coercive measures during the Session. When the Tories made thus a solemn declaration, they were entitled to be believed. It would be impossible to give the same credit to the Whigs. Accord
I owe it to you, my constituents, to show you that I have not in any one respect violated the law; nay, that, in fact, I am not even