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of which, they add, " was sold on the the parties could have been privy to this “ morning of February 21."
Hoax. It should be observed also that, if It is quite impossible, that the Public they had been privy to the Hoax, they should not have believed, from this most might have sold a Million, or Millions of daring assertion, that the whole of this Stock at 34 or 35, to have purchased back Stock had been purchased upon the Satur- again on the same day at 27 or 28, by day, and sold on the Monday; and if the which hundreds of thousands of pounds Public did believe this, it was next to im- might have been made with as much ease possible that it should not also have believ- as the sum of six thousand pounds which ed, viewing it in connexion with the was the total amount of the profits of the other assertions, sent forth in the pretended whole three upon the transactions of that evidence of the same Sub-Committee, that memorable day. the three parties were all privy to the Hoax, Mr. Johnstone thinks, that it is quite unand were guilty of what was called " necessary to bring forward affidavits in sup“ infamous fraud upon the Public." port
of the truth of what he has here asTo whom, then, will that Public be serted; but at the same time he has to disposed to apply their epithets of infamous observe, that his Brokers, Messrs. Fearn and fraudulent, when Mr. Johnstone asserts, and Hichens, are both ready to prove upon and declares that he is ready to prove upon their oaths the truth of every word which the oaths of his Brokers, and those of Lord he has here stated, and which statement he Cochrane and Mr. Butt, that not orte shil- entertains not the smallest doubt will be lings worth of Stock was purchased for perfectly satisfactory to every unprejudiced any one of the three, on Saturday the 19th mind. of February; and that the Sub-Committee Mr. Cochrane Johnstone cannot conclude never were told by Mr. Fearn and Mr. without observing, that the conduct of the Hichens, that the purchase was made fon Sub-Committee clearly appears to him to the 19th of February; nay more, that the have been highly reprehensible in almost Sub-Committee had the accounts of these the whole of their proceedings; that they two Brokers before them at the time; I appear studiously to have sought for grounds when they agreed unanimously as it ap- of charge in all quarters and corners against pear from their Report, to send forth himself and his friends, and as studiously this abominable falsehood in print. The to have avoided a contact with every thing truth is, that, instead of the 19th of Fe- likely to lead them to the truth; that they bruary, on which day nothing was pur- appear to have been actuated, from the bechased by the parties, the Stock sold by ginning to the end, by a spirit of partiality tliem on the 21st had been purchased by and malevolence; and he sincerely hopes, them on the 12th and 14th of February, that it is not amongst the smallest of their and a mere trifle on the 18th. If these misrepresentations, that they had, upon parties had been privy to the Hoax, they this occasion, THE VOLUNTARY ASwould of course have purchased largely on SISTANCE OF HIS MAJESTY'S GO. the 19th, and they would have sold on the VERNMENT. 21st from 384 to 35, Premium, but instead of which, they sold at an average of
No. I.-I, THOMAS DEWMAN, do swear,
That I was hired by Lord Cochrane ex. 294, being no more than about 1 per cent. profit. It is, therefore, not reconcileable pressly for the purpose of going to the coun
try, and that about two days before I went to common sense to suppose that either of down to relieve his Lordship’s steward,
several gentlemen called upon his Lordship, and that I did not see any man dressed, or as was the case daily. And further, that answering the description of Crane, the to the best of my recollection and beliel, on hackney-coachman, at his Lordship's house Monday the 21st day of February, a gen- on the day above-mentioned. ileman came in a hackney coach, and liud
Isaac Davis. ing his Lordship out, desired to go in and
Sworn at the Mansion House, London, write a note, which he did in the parlour.
this 21st day of March, 1814. He asked when his Lordship had gone out,
Wn.. Domville, Mayor. and I told him he had gone to Cumberlandstreet to breakfast. I came back and acquainted the gentleman that his Lordship No. III.-I, MARY TURPIN, do swear, had gone into the City, and that it was That I lived as cookmaid with Lord. Cochmost likely he would not be back before rane, and that I saw an officer in the pare dinner-time. He said, his business was lour at Lord Cochrane's house in Greenpressing, and asked if it was possible to street, on Monday morning the 21st of find him; I replied, I was not certain, but February last, when I went into the parI thought I might; and I went to Mr. King's lour for the purpose of mending the fire, tin manufactory in Cock-lane, where I de- and that the said officer had on a grey great livered the note to his Lordship. The of- coat and a sword, and that his under coat ficer who sent me to the City wore a grey or his great coat had a green collar to it. regimental great coat buttoned up; I saw And that he staid in the said house (as I a green collar underneath it; he had a black verily believe) until his Lordship’s return. silk stock or handkerchief round his neck; And I further swear, that no men whathe was of a middle size, and rather of a ever have lived in the said house with dark complexion. Several gentlemen call- Lord Cochrane except his servants. And ed in the morning, but this was the only this is all that I know as to the above matone that I saw in uniform at his Lordship's ter.
MARY TURPIN. house, in which no man lived (as I have seen stated by, Sayer, the police officer) Sworn at the Mansion House, London, except his Lordship and his servants. And
this 21st day of March, 1814. I furiher depose, that I never saw Mr.
Wm. Domville, Mayor. Coclırane Johnstone or Mr. Butt in his Lordship's house, at No. 13, in Green No. IV.-I, MARY TURPIN, now maid street, from the time he entered it until servant with Lord Cochrane, do swear, the time I left London, nor any person That on Friday the 18th of March instant, dressed as described by Crane, ihe hack- between the hours of one and two o'clock ney-coachman. And this deponent also of the forenoon of the said day, a boy, swears, that the above statement contains servant to Mr. Collingwood, green grocer, all that he knows about the matter. in Green-street, Grosvenor-square, came
Thomas DEWMAN. to me and informed me that a Lady wanted Sworn at the Mansion House, London, to speak to me at his master's house. That
this 21st day of March, 1814. I went thither immediately and found a Wm. Domville, Mayor.
Lady standing just within the street door of
Mr. Collingwood's. That the said Lady No. II.-I, Isaac Davis, do swear, told me that a Gentleman in the street That I was in Lord Cochrane's service. wanted to speak to me. That I went to That when his Lordship was appointed to the Gentleman, who took me a few yards a ship, I received warning to provide my on to the corner of North Audley-street, self with a place ; and that on the 21st day that the Gentleman asked me what sort of of February, and when the month's warn- Uniform the person wore who came to Lord ing had expired, I was in his Lordship's Cochrane's house, about three weeks ago. house in Green-street, where several gen- That I thinking it wrong to give him any tleman called in the morning, one of whom information at all, told him that I could noc was Captain Berenger. He had on a grey tell him; “ Oh! yes, you can,” said he, great coat, buttoned, and a green collarif you choose; and if you will, I will under it. I knew him, having seen him "give you Five Pounds." That the Genwhen his Lordship lived in Park-street. tleman repeated this offer five or six times. And I do further swear, that no man lived That I did not take any money from him. in his Lordship's house but his servants; That he then went away with the Lady.
That the Lady stood by, within hearing of No. VIII.---I, Thomas CHRISTMAS, the couversation, but said nothing. Clerk to Mr. Fearn, Stock-Broker, do swear,
MARY TURPIN. that I never, at any time, received orders Sworn at Guildhall, London, 22d day from Mr. Butt, or any other person, to con:
of March, before me, Wm. Dom ceal my having been employed by him to ville, Mayor.
change Bank Notes at Messrs. Bond, Patti
sall, and Co.'s, or at any other place whatNo. V.-1, SAMUEL THOMAS, successor tion on my part in answering the questions
soever; and that any appearance of hesitato Messrs. Binns and Co. swear, That I never sold, directly or indirectly, to the put to me by the Sub-Committee of the best of my knowledge, any foreign or other at my being so suddenly and unexpectedly
Stock Exchange arose solely from timidity coin, as stated in the public papers, to called upon, not being yet seventeen years Lord Cochrane; that I never had any of age, and but a few weeks engaged in transaction with his Lordship in my life, business of any kind. That the Sub-Comnor did I ever receive any draft to which mittee of the Stock Exchange bade me rehis Lordslip's name was affixed, for any collect my father's character, and conjured purpose whatsoever.
me not to tarnish his fair name, or words Successor to Binns and Co. No. 102, Bank- to that effect. That they then asked me, buildings, Cornhill.
whether I had not been desired to conceal Sworn in the City of London, this :
my having changed notes for Mr. Butt; 19th day of March, 1814, before
and that I answered, without the smallest me, Samuel Goodbehere, Alderman.
hesitation, that I never had been desired to
conceal my having done so, either for him No. VI.-1, William Robert Wale or any other person. KINC, of No. 1, Cock-lane, Snow-hill,
Thomas ChristmAS. manufacturer of tin and japanned ware, do Sworn in the City of London, this swear, That on the morning of the 21st of 22d day of March, 1814, before me, February, 1814 (between ten and eleven
Samuel Goodbehere. o'clock, to the best of my recollection and belief), Lord Gochrane was at my manufactory in Cock-lane aforesaid, superin No. IX.-I, WILLIAM Gibson, having tending the construction of his Patent lan- read the Report of the Committee of the terns, and while he was there received a Stock Exchange, relative to the late fraud, noie from his man, read it, and shortly in which Report it is stated, as a circumafter went away.
W. R. W. KING. stance of surprise, that Mr. Butt and Mr. Sworn at the Public Office, Hatton Cochrane Johnstone were at Mr. Fearn's
garden, the 21st day of March, 1814, office in Shorter's Court, by 10 o'clock in before
the morning of the 21st of February; in justice to those Gentlemen I do make oath,
that during the time Mr. Fearn had his of· No. VII.-I, CORNELIUS Berry,' of fice at my shop, which he had until the afSweeting's Alley, Cornhill, Stationer, do ternoon of the 19th February, they were make oath, that Mr. Cochrane Johnstone very frequently there by half past nine and and Mr. Butt were constantly at my shop, ten o'clock, at No. 86, Cornhill. during the time Mr. Butt had his office
W. GIBSON. there, by half past nine or ten o'clock in the morning; and I do further state on Sworn at the Guildhall, London, this oath, having seen the Report of the Sub
22d day of March, 1814, before me,
Wm. Domville, Mayor. Committee of the Stock-Exchange, relative to the late fraud, seeming to intimate it was a singular circumstance those Gentlemen No. X.--I, RICHARD BUTLER, of Cheapbeing in the City so early as ten o'clock on side, do make oath, that I was at my
Stocka the morning of the 21st of February, ! Broker's, Mr. Fearn's, at No. 86, Cornhill, think it but justice to them to come forward on the afternoon of Saturday, the 19th Feand declare what is herein stated by me. bruary, where Mr. Butt was present; that
Corns. BERRY. I was witness to Mr. Butt's giving change Sworn at the Guildhall of the City of in small notes to some person in the office,
London, this 22d day of March, who made that request of him in exchange 1814. Wm. Domville, Mayor. for a large one.
And I do further swear,
I saw his grey
that there were several persons in the of. I went to him to ask if he wanted any thing; fice at the same time.
he desired me to get him some ale and a RICHARD BUTLER: mutton chop, which I did. Sworn in the City of London, this 21st
military great-coat and his green drift day of March, 1814, before me,
dress, and a black coat, which I knew was Samuel Goodbehere, not bis, laying upon a chair in the room.
He went out that day to dine, between five No. XI.-I, William Adams, hackney eleven that night. He slept regularly at
and six o'clock, and came home about coachman, do swear, that I came with my home all that week until Sunday the twencoach to the door of Mr. Cochrane John-ty-seventh, when he went away in the stone, No. 18, Great Cumberland-street, evening, and desired me to carry a box of on Monday, the 21st day of February, pre- clothes with him to the Angel inn, which I cisely at 9 o'clock, having been engaged for did, and I there left him, and have never eight days preceding. (Sunday excepted) seen him since; and this is all that I know al the same hour of each day,' to go to the
WILLIAM SMITH. Royal Exchange. That I did, upon the 21st day of February, take up two Gentle Surrey to wit.-Sworn before me, one men, besides Mr. Goehrane Johnstone, at
of His Majesty's Justices of the the said hour of 9 o'clock, from his house,
Peace for the said County, the 24th and that I was desired to go as usual to the
March, 1814. John Pinhorn. Royal Exchange. That, when the carriage got to the bottom of $now Hill, I put down No. XII.-I, ANN Smith, female ser. one of the Gentlemen, who I believe was vant to Baron De Berenger, do swear, that Lord Cochrane, and I proceeded with Mr. my master came home about twelve o'clock Cochrane Johnstone and the other Gentle- on Monday, the twenty-first day of Februman to the Royal Exchange, where I put ary, One thousand eight hundred and fourthem down. (Signed) WM. ADAMS.
teen, in a hackney-coach; he had on a Sworn at the Public Office, Hatton black coat, he had a bundle with him,
Garden, the 23d day of March, which, to its appearance, contained his 1814. (Signed) Thomas Leach. grey military great coat and green uniform;
he went out the same morning before breakNo. XII.-1, William SMITH, 'servant fast, without my seeing him. And I do to Baron de Berenger, do swear, that my further swear, that I made his bed, and master slept at home on Sunday, the twen- cleaned his room, as usual, on the twentytieth of February, one thousand eight hun- first day of February, which bad been slept dred and fourteen, as I let him in about in; he always slept at home regularly, eleven o'clock at night; that he went out until Sunday, the twenty-seventh of Feearly next morning. As I went into his bruary; and be went away that day, and room between eight and nine o'clock, and I never have seen him since. found him gone out. I went out about nine Surry to wit.
ANN SMITH. o'clock, and did not return till three o'clock, Sworn before me, one of His Majesty's being that day at my mother's, cleaning Justices of the Peace for the said some pictures for her; and when I return Gounty, the 24th of March, 1814, ed, I then found my master at home, and I
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[418 SUMMARY OF POLITICS.
gravely told is to fix the destinies of a na
tion like France: it is to this insulated corBORDEAUX AND THE BOURBONS.—The ner we are desired to look for the emancia fabricators of political entertainments have pation of Europe; for the deliverance of lately got up another melo-drama for the, the continent from the “iron grasp of amusement of their credulous dupes, whose him who has become the “ terror and the appetites for lies seem to keep pace with desolator of the whole earth.” Before, the inventive genius of their interested however, we give implicit credit to a story guides. No sooner had the farce of the ; so incredible, let us examine the nature of “march to Paris” run its hour, than the the intelligence which has given rise to interlude of "Orange Boven" was brought this foolish expectation, and see whether or forward with all the parade calculated to not it warranis the inference drawn froin attract the notice of the gaping crowd; and it by those who conduct our public press, when the versatile character of the multi- and who have been most indefatigable of tude rendered it necessary to produce a late in their endeavours to persuade the change of performauces, they were again country, that Ministers had secretly pledged amused by a tragi-comedy, in which a themselves to support the Bourbons; that most glorious and splendid victory over the there would be no peace with Bonaparte; : common enemy was introduced, and the and that, of course, we had the very please benefits to be expected from it, delineated in ing prospect before us, not only of a coun- ! the most fascinating colours. But even ter-revolution in France, and the consethis alluring spectacle has lost its effect, quent slaughter of millions of our fellow and once more the managers have been creatures, but of another twenty years driven to their shifts, in order to secure war, as if that which is gone by had not the hold which they have obtained in the already burdened us with an unsupportable minds of a credulous, and, in many cases, a load of taxes, and accu nulated for our tro liberal and generous people. If the posterity the payment of a debt, which Allies have failed in their frequent attempts must make them all their lives curse the to reach the French capital, and to put an authors of their calamities, and from which end to the dynasty of Napoleon; if the they never can escape but by a national Dutch bave refused to draw the sword bankruptcy.---The first notice given ok ; agaiust this scourge of their nation; and if the proceedings at Bordeaux was in the 400,000 veteran troops, who are said to Courier of the 21st ult. In that servile be at this moment in the heart of France, paper it was said, “ that Sir R. Hill ens fighting against Bonaparte, have been un- iered Bordeaux without the slightest resiseable to make any impression upon his raw ance on the part of the Inhabitants, who undisciplined columns, it appears, notwith- received the British troops as friends and standing the notoriety of these facts, that deliverers, expressing at the same time a the mighty task of restoring the Bourbons; hope that no peace would be made with of giving the law to 30 millions of people ; Bonaparte."--Next day we were told, and of dethroning the sovereign of their in a Guvern:nent bulletin, not that Sir R. choice, is to be effected by 15,000 British Hill had entered the place, but that this soldiers, who, without molestation, have business had been assigned to Marshal Be.. been permitted to enter Bordeaux, a city resford. “ The inhabitants (added the which, when compared with the whole ex- Courier) came out seven miles to welcome tent of the French empire, scarcely bears the British hero and his gallant army; acthe proportion of one to a hundred. It is clamations rent the air; they hailed ihem an insignificant force of this description, as their deliverers ; hatred of the tyrant and the entrance of one of the Bourbons was the universal feeling; and they hoisted into a paltry town like this, which we are the Bourbon colours; they displayed the