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house, No. 13, Green-street, Grosvenor-coach-stand, where Crane took up the gensquare.
My Lord Cochrane has sworn, tleman; and the fact, I dare say, was, that he was sent for home to Captain Be- that Crane might suppose, the coincidence renger, who was dressed in a grey greato in point of time and place being so nearly coat and a green under coat. His three late exact, that the gentleman he drove was the and present servants swear to the same There was offered, in a large pladress, as far, at least, as relates to the card, 501, for such information as would collar of the under, or uniform coat. lead to a discovery of the pretended Du It is stated, in the Sub-Committee's evi- Bourgh, and 2501. in case of conviction ; dence (which was not taken upon oath! and, as Crane was not upon oath, he might that the officer, who was taken to Lord have persuaded himself, that colours were Cochrane's house by Crane the hackney- deceiving, and that a Dartford post chaise coachman, was dressed in a brown great had really put down the gentleman that he coat and a red under coat. This is stated look up! -It has been stated by these by Crane ; and Shilling, the Dartford post- men, that the gentleman in question had a boy, gives the same description of the dress large red nose and blolches on his face. It of the officer whom he put into the hack is useless to multiply affidavits, or, we ney-coach. In opposition to this, here could prove, upon oath, that Captain Beare the affidavits (not the bare words) of renger had no blotches, had a pale face, Thomas Dewman, Isaac Davis, and Mary and was uncommonly marked with the Turpin, (Nos. I. II. and ni.) late and small pox.-At any rate, we have proof present servants of Lord Cochrane, who positive; we have the oaths of three perswear, that Captain Berenger, or the per- sons, that only one person, at all answering son who caine to the house on the day al- to the description, was at Lord Cochrane's luded to, and in consequence of whose ar on the 21st of February, and that that perrival one of them went for Lord Cochrane, son was dressed in a grey great coat and a was dressed in a grey great-coat, but- green under coal; and, as the Dartford toned up, and that they saw a green collar post-boy says, that Du Bourgh was dressed of an under coat. Lord Cochrane, who in a brown great coat and a red under coat, saw the great-coat taken off, has before sworn, it could not be this man; it could not be that Capt. Berenger's dress was, a grey great the Hoaxer, who went to Lord Cochrane's; coat, a green uniform, and a military and, therefore, this first assertion is proved cap. Colour's more opposite, inore strong- to be false.— -It was shewn, in the last ly contra distinguishable, cannot be well Register, that if he was the Hoaxer, his imagined. How the Dartford Post-boy going thither amounted to very nearly proof and the Hackney Coachman came so ex- of my Lord Cochrane's innocence; but, it actly to agree in a declaration so directly is now clear, that he was not įhe hoaxer, opposite to all these oaths the public will, unless Shilling and Crane have both debefore we have done with the subject, pro- clared falsely as to his dress; and, if their bably, be able to guess. But, accord- assertions be false, what is there left, ing to the shewing of the Sub-Committee whereon to rest this most important of all itself, how do these their witnesses agree, in the circumstances ?——But, 'since writing other respects? One says, that he stopped the above, real evidence has come forward. " by the side of a hackney coach," and thai, which gives the coup-de-grace to this pre
on the chaise-door and coach-door being cended evidence of Mr. Crane, the hackney
opened the gentleman gol in to the coach coachman, and which, indeed, sets this 66 and drove off.” This clearly means, point at rest for ever, if it be possible for that he got oul of one vehicle into the olher. the injured parties to get the better of their This is the true meaning of the words. indignant feelings at the conduct of this But, Crane, the hackney.coachman says, Sub-Committee. --- William Smith and not that the gentleman drew up along side Mary his Wife, servants of Capt, Berenger, of him, in a Dartford post-chaise, and got and living in the house with him at Lam out of the chaise into his coach ; no; but, beth, near the Marsh Gate (see Nos. XII. that he “ took up” a gentleman, “ who and (xiii.), have voluntarily made oath,. “ had just alighied from a Dartford post- as the reader will see, that their Master tl chaise and four." Are not these stories was at home on Sunday, the 20th of Februvery different; and must not one of them ary (the day before the hoax); that he slept be false? - It is a fact not generally at home that night as usual; that he went known, that Captain Berenger lived in oul in the morning of Monday, the 21st of Lambeth, within about Ay yards of the February; that he returned home about
noon in a black coal; and that his grey Fearn's, the Broker's, office, in the City, great-coat and his green under-coat he along with the two other gentlemen, at len brought home in a bundle. ---Where are o'clock, on the morning of the Hoax. now the colours of Mr.Crane and the Sub These two assertions being so closely Committee? It is now proved upon oath, connected as to proof and disproof, I shall. that Capt. Berenger was not the hoaxer; take them together. Some weight has it was before proved upon oath that no been given to the circumstance, that, when other such person went to Lord Cochrane's the suspected hoaxer arrived at the house of house on the day of the hoax; and, there- Lord Cochrane, the latter's servant knew, fore, this difficult negative is completely at once, where to go after him, with the of. proved: to wit, that the hoaxer did not go ficer's note, and find him. His Lordship to the house of Lord Cochrane ; and, if he has before stated, on his oath, that he was had so gone, it was before shown, that human at Mr. King's manufactory, where some nature must have undergone a complete work was executing for him, in the complerevolution in order to have made it proba- tion of which he was very anxious ; and ble that his lordship had a hand in the hoax. that he was in the daily habit of going to
Do the Sub-Committee want any Mr. King's. Mr. King's affidavit (No. VI.) thing more? Perhaps not; but they shall is subjoined, to prove, that his Lordship have it. -This Sub-Committee com was at his manufactory, when the servant plain, in their
report, “of the great diffi- came to him with the officer's note; and “ culty and delay, which they have expe- this also proves, that that part of the evi"rienced in obtaining informalion." dence, or mis-named evidence, published In the first place, they never sent to any by the Sub-Committee, which states, as one of the accused gentlemen to ask an ex from the lips of Mr. Fearn, that Lord planation at their hands, though the latter Cochrane went to Mr. Fearn's office, in the instructed their Brokers to inform the Sub- city, along with Mr. Cochrane Jolinstone Committee that they were ready to give and Mr. Butt, in the morning of the hoax, them every information in their power, is untrue. The public will perceive, and though it is a well-known principle that these assertions, published under the of common justice, never to condemn any name and guise of evidence," by the Subone unheard. A different principle suis- Committee, exhibit circumstances, calcu, ed these gentlemen.-But, why did they lated to corroborale and confirm the first not go to the servants, or to the house, main circumstances.
- The plan, as they of Captain Berenger? Nay, (and the would have us believe, having been pre. abused public will hear it with indignation) viously laid, an immense quantity of stock these servants, of their own accord, and having been purchased on the Saturday, from their attachment to their master, went the planners were, all together, and all last Saturday to Union Hall, in order to ready to set to work, on the Monday morn, make the affidavits now inserted here. ing, at ten o'clock. ---Now, io prove how They showed them to the officers there ; false and how base this insinuation was, I but no magistrate being at hand the making have first shown, from the affidavit of Mr. of the affidavits was delayed. -Will the King, that Lord Cochrane went to his mapublic believe, that this vigilant Sub-Com. nufactory, and not to the city; and the mittee, with Mr. Sayers at their elbow, affidavit of William Adams (No. XI.) will never heard of this? — Moreover, on show, that he, being driving the three genthe 19th of March, William Smith, the ulemen, on that morning, in his hackney servant of Captain Berenger, wrote a coach, put my Lord Cochrane down at Mr. letter to Lord Yarmouth, as Command- King's. His affidavit further shows, that, ing Officer of the Captain's corps, stat- he had, for eight days preceding the 21st ing nearly what is stated in his affidavit; (Sunday excepted) been engaged to take up 10 which letter, he says, he received no Mr. Cochrane Johnsione, at his house in answer. This letter does Smith very great Cumberland-street, and to drive him to the honour, and will not, I hope, fail to insure Royal Exchange, al the same hour of the bin a reward for fidelity, so rarely to be day, as on the 21st.
-So that, away goes, met with, not only in his, but in any rank at once, all the base inuendoes built upon of life.
this circumstance of the gentlemen being in II.-That Lord Cochrane went home, the city early in the morning of the 21st, immedialely, to the officer, upon receiving Away goes this circumstance, so heavily a note from him.
dwelt upon as corroborative of the circumIII.-That Lord Cochrane was at Mr. stance out of which the first suspicion arose.
Mr. Cochrane Johnstone and Mr. Butt were by the Sub-Committee, the following is a in the city no earlier on the 21st than on tolerably good specimen. - This man is any former days; and the insinuation that stated to have said, that he had ascertained, they were so is thus completely exposed that Lord Cochrane, his brother, and to the execration that it merits. ---li is, I " three or four more men, lived in the am aware, wholly unnecessary; but, here is “ house."
-Every one must see, that (No. X.) an affidavit of Mr. Berry, prov. this description of his Lordship's house is ing, that, for a long while, it was the con- calculated to produce an impression, that scant practice of Mr. Cochrane Johnstone he kept a sort of house of ill-fame. The and Mr. Butt to be in the city at nine or deponents, Thomas Dewman, Isaac Davis, ten o'clock in the morning.
and Mary Turpin, all positively swear, as IV. That immediately after the 21st Fe- will be seen by their affidavits, that no man bruary, one of Lord Cochrane's servants whatever lived in ihe house, except his was lurned away, and another sent inlo the Lordship and his servants. Thus, there country. - I, last week, showed the ab- are three oaths, proving, that what Sayers surdity of building a charge upon assertious (as the Sub-Committee say) had ascertained like these, at the same time, declaring my to be true, was false, and utterly destitute belief that they were false.—I am now of the smallest colour of truth. The public going to prove the falsehool of them in will, it is imagined, want little more to the sense in which they were evidently give them a correct notion of the nature of meant; and to show how malicious they that evidence, as it is called, to which are is wholly unnecessary. - In the evi- the Sub-Committee have dared to give dence of the Sub-Committee, it is repre- such extensive circulation. - of the sented to have been stated by Sayers, the means, which have been resorted to, ja Police officer, that he had “ ascerlained, order to oblain evidence, on this subject, " that the man-servant of Lord Cochrane the public will be able to form an idea “ had been lurned off, and another hired, from the second affidavit of Mary Tur. " and that the servant who let in the pre-pin (No. IV.), whence it will be seen, « tended Du Bourgh had been sent into the that she was inveigled out of her master's " country.” From the affidavit of Isaac house, and had 'money lendered to her, in Daris, who was the servant said to have the most artful manner, by persons unknown been turned off, it appears, that he went to her, if she would give them information. away in consequence of a regular month's The scheme did not succeed, and, as it warning, which was given him when his happened, it would have been of no consemaster was appointed to a ship. From the quence if it had; but, the attempt, in this affidavit of Thomas Dewman it appears, instance, serves as a criterion whereby to that he was hired by Lord Cochrane er- judge of the whole series of acts perpetrate pressly for the purpose of going into the ed against the character of Lord Cochrane country, to supply the place of his Lord- and the other two gentlemen, whose names ship’s Captain's Steward, who was living have been, in so many ways, associated at a residence of his Lordship in the coun- with his. try; and, the fact is, that he did so go, V. That the GOLD NAPOLEONS, expendand that the Steward immediately came up ed by the Hoaxer on the road, was PURto town, a few days before Lord Cochrane CHASED BY LORD COCHRANE at Binns and set off to join his ship at Chathamn. Though, Co's. by the means of a draft on his lordtherefore, here really were one man dis- ship's banker. - This assertion was made charged, and another sent into the country, in a paragraph in the Morning Chronicle what shall we say of the Sub-Committee's news-paper, of the 7th of March. This representation, by the means of Sayers, was, to be sure, an assertion, the boldness whence it must, as published by the Sub- of which was calculated to be decisive with Committee in all the news-papers, evi- persons, who did not reflect, that, unless dently be inferred, that the two servants the sellers of the Napoleons had taken the were put oul of the way with a view of precaution to put a private mark upon getting rid of their evidence. The evidence them, the fact was impossible to be ascerof both is now offered to the public by him taincd. But, here is subjoined an affidavit who had been, by insinuation, accused of of Mr. Thomas, (No. v.) the Successor to a wish to smother all evidence relating to Messrs. Binns and Co. (whose name, as these transactions.--Of the veracity of before observed, only remains in the house), this, Sayers, or, at least, of the veracity of denying the fact, in the most positive manwhat has been published under his name ner, and in the clearest and most compre
hensive terms; for, Mr. Thomas swears, , mittee have published as his evidence. Any that he not only never sold any foreign coin' thing more shameful than this treatment of to Lord Cochrane, but also, that he never, that young man, this misrepresentation of in his life, had any transaction with his him before the public, I have seldom seen. lordship, and never received any draft, to -If it had been fully proved, instead of which bis lordship's name was affixed. there being nol the shadow of proof, of the
-What ground, what colour, could Hoaxer's notes having been in the possessthere have been, then, for this scandalous sion of Mr. Butt, on the Saturday preceassertion in the Morning Chronicle? It is ding the hoax, who will believe, that Mr. clear, that the assertion was not only false, Butt, if he had had any hand in the hoax, but that there was not the smallest colour would have given the Hoaxer notes, so for it; that there was no circumstance, no lately in the hands of a banker, where a possible circumstance, whereon to build record of them was kept, and whence they an erroneous conclusion. So that the whole might have been so easily traced to him. story must have been absolutely an inven- self?-Here is an affidavit, besides, from tion. With whom such an invention could Mr. Buller (No. VII.) to show, that Mr. originate, and from what sort of motive and Butt, on the day alluded, to, gave change for what purpose, the public will be at no out of his small notes, in the afternoon of loss to judge, when they are informed, that, the Saturday ; and that this change was in the very same paper, in which this pa- given in the presence of several persons and ragraph appeared, and of a date only two to an apparent stranger. If, therefore, days later, there appeared an advertise. Mr. Butt really had in his possession, on ment, addressed to the Electors of the City Saturday, any of the notes expended by the of Westminster (for which it is well known, Hoaxer on the Monday, why might not the that Lord Cochrane is one of the Members Hoaxer have come into the possession of of Parliament,) requesting them to suspend them through this channel ? But, I feel, their choice of a new member, as a man of that it is trifling with the public to dwell real honour and purity was ready to offer further upon such contemptible grounds of himself to them on the erpected vacancy.
accusation. VI. That the bank-noles, expended by the VII. That the office, used by Mr. Fearn, Hoaxer, on the road, were obiained by Mr. the broker, had been taken for him, wilho Butt, al a banker's in the city on Saturday out his knowledge, by Lord and Mr. Coch. the 19th of February. -It is necessary rane Johnslone. to observe, here, in the first place, that, VIII.That, on the afternoon of Saturday, from the “ evidence” of the Sub-Commit- the nineteenth of February, the three actee, any one, ignorant of the real fact, cused gentlemen purchased above a million would, at once, conclude, that Mr. Bult of stock, which was all sold for them on was a mere agent employed by and in the the morning of the Hoax, that is to say, pay
of Lord Cochrane; a conclusion tend on the very next Monday, the lwenty-first ing to what appears to have been the main of February. object in view. Whereas the fact is, that These iwo propositions come under one Mr. Butt, so far from being an agent of and the same head of answer; and, as they Lord Cochrane, or of any body else, was are both fully answered in the statement of a principal, giving his directions to his Mr. Cochrane Johnstone, I here close what brokers on his own account, embarking his I had to say upon the subject, with obown capital, and receiving his own profits serving, that, though I have experienced or paying his own losses. -Now, as to his great pleasure in making what I'am sure having had in his possession, the small will be deemed a complete desence of the noies expended on the road by the Hoaxer, three accused gentlemen against the foul atthere is no proof whatever of the fact. The tacks of their calumniators, I cannot help young man, named Thomas Christmas, Mr. expressing my regret, that it should have Fearn's clerk, is said to have said, that he been thought necessary to exert the powers did change some larger notes for small notes of the miud in the crushing of a swarm of for Mr. Butt. What he is said to have such contemptible reptiles. said amounts to nothing at all; but, his affidavit is subjoined (No. VIII); and I must press upon the reader, that justice to Mr. Cochrane JOHNSTONE'S STATEMENT. the young man and to the parties accused
Mr. Cochrane Johnstone, after having, demand thai this affidavit should be read, and compared with what the Sub-Com- for so many years, experienced the perse
cutioos of power ; after having so long had which, when looked into, affect him, in to endure the effects of a struggle of right any degree whatever, are these, that he against might; after having had to encoun- took an office expressly for the purpose of ter, from certain quarters, every species of carrying on a traffic in the Funds, and as foul play, that of subornation of witnesses, it were to be ready prepared for the Hoax or, at least, something very nearly border- when it should take place; and that he did ing upon it, not excepted; after having, in this without the knowledge of Mr. Fearn, short, by the most persevering malevolence, the broker, who was to occupy that office. been obliged to descend from those high Mr. Johnstone, in answer to this assertion, views, to which his situation in life, and declares it to be a most unqualified false every thing belonging to his character enti- hood; the fact being, that the office was tled him, without presumption, to look; given up to Mr. Fearn by Mr. Butt, at the after all this, he did Aatter himself, that it earnest solicitation of the former, and merely was not too much to hope, that he would be to oblige him. Mr. Cochrane Johnstone permitted, in an humbler walk of life, to having no interest whatever in the preexert, for the preservation of himself and mises, either as proprietor or renter. family, those powers of mind, which all As to the second assertion, that Mr. the persecutions he had undergone had not Cochrane Johnstone was the purchaser of been able to subdue. Even in this hope, Stock to a large amount, on Saturday the however, he was, it appears, to meet with 19th of February, and that he had it all disappointment; and the same unrelenting sold out on the morning of the 21st of Fespirit; the same mean, undermining, and bruary, that is to say on the morning of the viper-tongued calumny, which had pur- Hoax; as to this proposition, he must first sued him as a Governor and a General, was observe, that it will here be necessary to still to haunt him in his counting-house and embrace in his answer the cases of Lord his walks upon the 'Change. But, in the Cochrane and Mr. Butt, as well as his own, present instance, as in every former in all three of them having been asserted to stance, those who'
ve thought proper un- have acted in precisely the same manner, justly to assail his character, will fiad, that as far as relates to this buying and selling, however he himself may suffer, he, at any The Sub-Committee of the Stock Exchange, rate, is not so to be assailed with impunity. after having given what they called the
It is very clear, from all the circum- evidence of Mr. Fearn, and of Mr. Hichens stances, and from every thing that has been that of Mr. Smallborse and Mr. Richardalleged with regard to the recent Hoax, son being of a trifling nature, but precisely that Mr. Cochrane Johnstone has been in no of the same character), after having gone, respect implicated, except upon mere vague under the names of these gentlemen, into a suspicion.
detail of monstrous sums, conclude with a The person, or persons, practising the remark of their own in these words: Hoax, have not been attempted to be traced " From these statements it appears, that to him, not even in that ridiculous way in “ on the afternoon of Salurday, February which it has been attempted to trace one of “ 19, the three parties above mentioned, them to another place. In short, the only may be considered as having purchased two false assertions, made with respect to "for the next settling days, the following him (and all the assertions have been false, “ sums, viz.” and then they proceed to whether regarding him, or Lord Cochrane, the detail of sums, making in the whole of Mr. Butt); the only two assertions upwards of a Million of Stock, the whole