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appropriated, and applied to the same pur- | may treat their designs on our finances, with pose. So that the public continues to pay the same contempt we do their threats of interest on the total amount of the national | invading our coasts. debt (which of course, includes the amount so bought op); yet that interest is received
IRISH CATHOLICS. again by the public; and, by being applied MR. COBBETT, -The known impartiality to the purposes of the Sinking Fund, the na- of the Political Register will surely give : tion is in fact paying simple and receiving place to this short leiter in answer to C. M.; compound interest : and hence arises the published in it last Saturday. As to Sir R. benefit, the astonishing extent of which we Musgrave's " well.Limed publication," it have shewn by the preceding statement. hath often been answered both by Protes.
The amount so bought up, cannot perhaps tant and Catholic writers--this short remark be literally said to be paid off, whilst the upon it: that liighly respected nobleman, - public continues to pay interest on it; but the Marquis of Cornwallis, when Lord may it not strictly be said to be redeemed, Lieutenant of Ireland, ordered Sir R. Mus. since the public have absolutely - paid the grave to leave out the dedication to him, original individual creditor? And, though which he had taken the liberty to usher the interest is still paid on it, that interest, as book into the world with.- Bishop Caalsaid before, is repaid to the public, for the field in his justification, published in Dubpurpose of buying up or redeeming more lin, gives us some letters sent to him by the stock, and thus in iime positively cancelliog Lord Lieutenant's Secretary, which proves and paying off the whole. In the critical his loyalty in the rebellion. So much · and inportant contest in which we are at for the veracity and candoor of Sir Ri's present engaged, and struggling under the writing. C. M. says, that Papists have burthen of taxes, when we consider that it l-every thing but power: this is a falsehood, is more than probable that our haughty and for among several hardships of lesser mo. iosatiable enemy trusts more to the hope of 1 ment; this piece of cruelty te nains; if a our not being able to support those laxes, | father turns Protestant his children cannot than to the sword; we flatter ourselves the worship God in the way they think most statement we have now presented our readers, acceptable to him, without incurring the will prove the more acceptable; and that most severe punishments for going to mass; they will give us credit for the motives with and this according to the joint opinion of a which we have brought it forward to ani- | late Attorney-General of England, and of mate our countrymen to bear their present one of Ireland (at this moment the wills of borthens cheerfully, by pointing out to them, 1- Earl Beaulieu and of Lord Dunboyne are if they persevere, a resting place alınost litigating before Lord Chancellor Redeswithin their grasp. We trust the system of dale. for being relapsed Papists). So these the Sinking Fund will be perscvered in to its wretched beings must try to be modern full extent. But should the exigencies of pbilosophers, and not believe the Christian the times ever require its suspension, it will l religion at all in hopes of a moment's be seen by what we have now laid before peace !--Pray, can such men make good the public, that by suspending its operation | subjects, and add to the harmony of 80for the moment, funds adequate to any ciety?--Now, as to Papists getting a pro. emergency, or pecuniary embarrassment, per degree of power when they support the may be obtained, without laying an extraor government with their lives and fortunes, dinary load on the people. For instance, in | is a question for the justice of a British lethe present year, in case of invasion or other | gislature. - VERAX. unfortunate casualty, the sum of £6,311,626 would be at the disposal of government, by
PUBLIC PAPER. suspeoding the operation of the Sinking Fund Memorial of tbe Prussian Minister presented only for one year; and in case of greater to tbe Dictature of the Dict of Ratisbon, emergency, the sum of £77,695,467 by su:- dated March 27, 1804. pending its operation altogether. This, 1 His Majesty the King of Prussia is ia. whilst it mast raise our spiriis (if they re. | formed that the two high powers, to whose quire at all to be raised) must damp those of amicable mediation Gtrmany is indebted for our inveterate foes; and, whilst it brightens the salutary arrangement respecting the afall our prospects, must cast a sullen gloom fair of the indemnities, are ready again to over all their projects. From their arms or offer to the Germanic Empire their interintrigues we are persuaded we hove nothing | vention in regard to the numerous difficul. to fear; and when we thus sce our resources ties and dissensions to which the execution * without the reach of their araneuvres, we of the last recess of the deputation of the empire gave rise, and particularly concern. , no longer a right to give to its' sentenice an ing the immediate nobility, and that an effect farther comminatory. This state of overture on this subject has already been things then does not permit bis Majesty to made to the Diet on the part of the French delay any longer to make known his opiGovernment, bis Majesty consequently thinks nion to the Commission of Conservation that he can no longer defer explaining with which has been decreed.--His Majesty openness, to his high co-estates of the em the King consequently declares, that he repire, his opinion on this overture, and in serves, in the most solemn manner, his general on the turn which things have taken. rights, all those of the States which are
In the memorial delivered on this sub united in the same principles with him, and ject, on the 26th of January last, to the Ge the interest of the Empire in general, against neral Diet of the Empire, it was recommend the self-titled Commission of Conservation, ed as the best expedient, and as the wish which the Aulic Council of the Empire may cmitted in the proposal of his Majesty have issued in this complex, and very im. “ That, in order to establish general princi portant affair, and particularly fit for a coples, suited to the future relation between mitial deliberation ; especially as it uncon. the Equestrian Body and the Territorial So stitutionally passes over in silence his said vereigns, the affair should be carried to the Majesty in regard to those circles, the direcDiet, and submitted to a common comitial tory of which he exercises ;-and; on the deliberation, and that in the mean time, the other hand, introduces the Archducal House Princes, who had proceeded to the act of of Austria, which is thus, in one cause, contaking possession, in regard to the Eques stituted a party in regard to its own relations trian property, should be compelled to sus | in Suabia, and as a Judge and Executive pend all these proceedings. A declaration Power.--His Majesty the King, repeatwas at the same time added, that his Majes- ing the declaration, that he can never see, ty the King could not see, with tranquillity, with tranquillity, advantage taken of this advantage taken of this opportunity to fo- opportunity to foment dissensions in the ment dissensions in the empire by forms of Einpire, by forms of procedure, and to acprocedure, and to accomplish certain politi- complish certain political views, invites, at cal objects. His Majesty remains invariably the same time, all his high co-estates to acattached to this opinion and these views, cept with confidence the mediation offered even after what has long passed. Even by the two High Powers, Russia and France, at the period of the said comitial declara-l chiefly to regulate the differences in regard tion and before it was made, his Majesty to the Equestrian, Oriler, and to furnish had transmitted to the same purpose, over- their Ministers with the necessary instructures, counsels, and amicable invitations to tions to take advantage of it in the residence the courts with which he is most intimately of the General Diet of the Empire, by the connected, and particularly to those which way of a comitial deliberation, to be opened are directly interested in this affair. While as soon as possible. his Majesty had reason to hope for a better effect from these steps, the conclusion of Copy of the Prince of Condé's Letter, conveythe Imperial Aulic Council of the Empire, ing bis Thanks to the Emigrants, for ibeir which is generally known, made its appear. public Expression of their Concern at the ance, ordering to the Princes interested in Murder of tbe Duke D'Enghuien :- Wanthe re-establishment of the ancient state of stead House, April 27, 1604. the Equestrian possessions, and decreeing at The excess of our grief, Sir, has not prethe same time, a Commission of Conserva- vented my son and me from feeling, as we tion to the Archdacal House of Austria, and ought, the generous interest which all the to threc other Electors of the Empire, with faithful Emigrants have taken in the great the clause of conjointly and separately, by loss we have recently sustained. We feel which each of them is furnished with the it as much our duty, as it is our anxious full powers given by the Commission to all. wish, to make known to them our entire
By declarations made on the part of gratitude. The number of those worthy his Highness the Elector of Bavaria, and the persons to whom our thanks are due being example he has given, and which, accord- too great to permit us to address ourselves ing to the counsel of his Majesty, has been to each in particular, we have requested the already followed, or will be, by the Princes Minister of the King, who is the head of who are in the same situation; things have the Bourbons, to express, as perfectly as it been, in the mean-time, re-established in al is possible, to those Emigrants, so worthy of mauner which could alone be the object of the cause they support, how sensible we are the Aulic Council of the Empire, which has of ihe generous and distinguished manner in which they have mingled their regret of Goree, and I have the honour to inclose with ours, in the august and mournful cere- you the articles of capitulation. I have apmony of yesterday * We therefore beseech 1 pointed Captain W. Murray, Senior Officer you, Sir, in concert with to be the of the African Corps, Commandant at Gointerpreter of our just and lively gratitude, ree, until his Majesty's pleasure is known ; which will never be extinguished in our and as I had not any directions relative to hearts but with our breath, which will ter. the cargo of the Eagle, store-ship, I took minate at once our sufferings, and our un the liberty to open the letter addressed to fortunate race.-- We owe to you, Sir, our | Colonel Fraser, from your Lordship, and particular thawks for your care of the cere- have given it to Capt. Murray, and ordered mony of yesterday, and we beg you to rest him to follow, as close as possible, the direcassured of our gratitude, and of the senti tions contained therein. The very ample ments of perfect esteem and sincere friend supply of stores and provisions this vessel ship for you with which we have long been appears to have brought out, and the great penetrated. (Signed) - Louis Joseph strength of the garrison at present, enables DE BOURBON.
me to assure your Lordship of its perfect se
curity.- Mr. Charles Pickford, 'my First : FOREIGN OFFICIAL PAPER.
Lieutenant, an intelligent and deserving Extract from General Orders by Marat, officer, and whom I beg leave to recommend 1. Gov. of Paris, dated 141b April, 1805. | to your Lordship, will have the honour of
The governor of Paris, recommends to presenting this letter. He will be able to the aides-de-camp, oficers, and subalterns inform you very fully of every particular reof the garrison and national guard, to en- | lative to Goree and its dependencies.lighten the citizens, wherever they may hope the arrangement I have made will find them, on the false reports, which the meet your Lordship's approbation.-I have disaffected endeavour to propagate. They the honour to be, &c. do not stick at the means; for now they Articles of Capitulation.--Art. 1. The give out, that the death of Pichegru is not the re | French garrison at the Island of Goree shall sult of suicide: now again they spread be allowed to leave it, drums beating, and abroad, that a great many prisoners are shot every with the honouis of war.--Art. II. The efe wight. Let the citizens know, that military, tects, baggage, and arms of the troops shall as well as civil justice, is not exerted with be given up to them, as well as the privaic out public forms; and that not one guilty property of the officers, the commandant of person has been condemned by the military the garrison, officers of administration, tribunals without his sentence having been guards of artillery, and other public employ. printed and posted up immediately.-- ments.--Art. III. The convalescent and The criminal tribunal continues its pro sick, in a state to be sent to Senegal with teedings with the greatest activity. What. | the troops, also such French citizens as wish ever is spread relative to the facts, more or to leave the Island, with their property, shall less important, with which the prisoners be permitted to enjoy the same privilege. stand charged, must be considered as false | Art. IV. The vessels, stores, &c. of all kinds reports. The arrests which have taken to be delivered to the British.- Art. V. The place since that of General Moreau, have property of the inhabitants of what nature confirmed his guilt. Ducorps, one of the soever, shall be respected and preserved.--brigands described in the list published by Goree, this sth of March, 1804.-(Signed) the Chief Judge, is just now arrested at / C. PICKFORD, Lieut.--MONTMAYBUR. Chartres. To this moment proofs have been found of every thing which the Chief judge
SUMMARY OF POLITICS. has said, and of nothing else but what he
Cuange of Ministers. In the pre. has said.
ceding number of the Register, the parlia
mentary divisions were brought down to the DOMESTIC OFFICIAL PAPERS. 251h ultimo, when, in the House of Com. Re-CAPTURE OF GORee.-Downing Street, mons, upon the motion of Mr. Pitt, tlie
April 27, 1804.-Copy of a Letter to | House divided, for the motion 203, against Lord Hobart, from Capt. E. S. Dickson, | it 240, reddcing the minister's majority to Commanding H. M. Ship Inconstant,
37. On Friday, the 27th ultimo, a debate dated Goree, March 15, 1804.
was to take place in the House of Lards, My Lord, I beg leave to acquaint your l upon a motion of the Marquis of Stafford Lordship with the re-capture of the Island for a committee of the whole House to go
into an inquiry on the state of the defence The Solemn Mass at St. Patrick's Chapel of the country. When Friday came, die motion was put off till Monday, the 301b | the man that shall take upon himself the ultimo; but, wben the Marquis of Stafford | responsiblity for giving such advice? Is it was about to commence the discussion, Lord the successor of the Doctor ; or is it the Hawkesbury rose, and said, that “ very Doctor himself! He bas, however, it “ urgent reasons existed for inducing him ) seems, accepted of the house and land in " to request the intended motion to be post Richmond Park! His modesty, and even " poned." Lord Grenville hoped, ihat the his fear, we are told, in the public priots, ministers were not trifliog with the House ; were insufficient to prevent his grasping and the Earl of Carlisle expressed bis wish, hold of this property. And who is it that that the postponement might be intended can have advised the giving of a part of the for the purpose of effecting a change in the royal domains to this man? Somebody must, ministry, which, he said, would give univer- be regarded as the adviser, and, as the step sal satisfaction to the House and to the has been taken, if taken at all, during the country. Upon which Lord Hawkesbury Doctor's administration, the responsibility is observed, that he felt himself attacked not his. Amongst the articles of accusation, by a common party, requiring parliamen preferred against former mioisters, that of tary satisfaction, but by "' Qfaction who obtaining grants of lands, &c. from the so" would not be satisfied unless every thing vereign frequently occurs; and, most as. " was conceded to them.” The motion suredly, the grant in question, if it has been was then, after some animadversion on this made, is a matter which merits the serious remark, postponed till the 41h instant, and, I consideration of parliament; where, it is to on the 3d instant, it was put off till Monday be hoped, that no bargain for support of the 7th instant.---The“ urgent reason" the new ministry will prevent a full and fair which induced the solid young lord, ibe ma. investigation of the conduct and views of ker of the peace of Amiens, 10 request a their predecessors. This investigation is ab postponement of the. Marquis of Siafford's solutely necessary: it is one of the objects motion, was, that he and his colleagues per. which every honest and public-spirited man ceived, that they should be out-voted. , It had in view from the change ; and, without is ibought, that, for the first time these | it, that change, let who will be minister, hundred years, there would have been a can produce but little effect in the minds of majority, in the House of Lords, against the people, because they see no hope of a the minister of the day. On the same day, change of system. a similar notification was given in the House NEW MINISTRY.--From the time of Commons; and both Houses adjourned that the ministers requested a suspension of in full confidence, that a new minisery the parliamentary discussions; and, in: would be chosen, with, as little delay as deed, for several days before, some of them possible, a confidence which time has sliewn appear to have been deeply engaged in an was by no means well founded. The endeavour to prevent the forming, as their Doctor is said to have refused to accept of succe sors, a ministry upon a comprehen. a title and of a thumpiog pension, as the sive plan. The suspension took place on " reward of his services"; bul, is it not to Monday the 30th ultimo.' A communicaslander the monarchy, and particularly ihe tion was made, on the 3d instant, from his virtuous sovereigo who is at the head of ihat Majesty to Mr. Pitt, by the mouth of Lord monarchy, to assert that such an offer has Chancellor Eldon, who has been the prinbeen made? “ The king can do no wrong", cipal adviser of his Majesty in this importsays the letter and the spirit of the consti. ant occasion. To Mr. Pitt a tender of his tution. But, his advisers can ; and, every former high situation was made; but, clog. measure must be attributed to some adviser ged with the conditions, that he should not or other : for every measure there must be revive the Catholic Question, and that he should some one, who incurs a real and complete not bring in Mr. Fox. Afier some fur. responsibility. If this were not the case, ther communications, and several interresponsibility would be a delusion, a mere views between Mr. Pitt and the Lord farcical term, and we should be ruled by a Chancellor, an interview took place bepower as absolute, in practice, as that which tween his Majesty and Mr. Pilt, on Mon. is exercised over the prople of Prussia, or day last, the 7th of May, when bis Majesty Russia. Who, then, can we imagine to be declared his resolution not to admit Mr. so hardy as to advise His Majesty 10 bestow | Fox into the cabinet. His Majesty had no upon the Doctor a pension and a peerage? objection to Earl Spencer, Lord Grenville, Rewards and honours upon the man, whose - Mr. Windham, or any of their friends, nos, administration has brought nothing but ruin indeed, to the friends of Mr. Fox specificaland disgrace upon the country! Who is ly; but, to Ms. Fox himself, he dec.ared his analterable objection. In this place it of the Old and New. Oppositions there is.proper to state what was the situation of might be, and it is probable there was, an Mr. Pitt with respect to the parties and understanding somewhat more friendly, persons above spoken of. The public men, but certainly no specific agreement, not in or acting with the ministry, must be No pledge, or even proposal, as to considered as divi.led into three classes; to the acceptance of office, or the divi. wit; First: Mr. Pitt and his friends, sion of power, had been made by either ainongst whom were Lords Melville, Har. party. Amongst all the parties, however, rowby, Mulgrave, and Çanden, and, in the object of iurning out the tinman mi. the lower House, the immaculate George nistry was clearly understood to be that of Rose and Charles Long. SECOND : the bringing into power the united talencs, cha. New Opposition, consisting of Lords Fitz racter, weight, and influence, of the lead. william, Carlisle, Spencer, Grenville, Min ing men of both Houses, without any disto, Mr. Winchani, Mr. Grenville, and tinction as to party, and certainly without their friends. THIRD: Mr. Fox and his any idea of acting upon a principle of pro- ' powerful party, the Old Opposition, párged scription. --Thus the parties stood with of the Tierneis and the Hobhouses, and respect to each other when the ministers upon the point of undergoing the same requested a suspension of the parliamentary operation with respect to Messrs. Erskine discussions, and thus they remained vill th and Sheridan.“ A year ago it was per day, on which Mr. Pitt had the first interceived, that the reign of the Doctor, the view with the King. In a few hours after scandalous triumph of imbecillity, only that interview, he went to Lord Grenville, existed by the division of these parties. informed him of the result, and requested The nation felt this; and all men who loved him to communicate it to the other leaders the country were anxious to see a reconci. of the New Opposition. His Lordship lation take place, and a co-operation, so complied with the request, but he, at the far, at least, as was necessary, io obtain for same time, observed to Mr. Pitt, that he the country an administrativn, embracing was cerlain, that without including Mr. such a weight of talents and character as Fox, and without a complete abandonment might excite confidence at home and respect of the principle of proscription, he was cer. abroad. It was time, too, to put an end tain that Mr. Pitt must make up his mind to the effect of party animosities which had | to proceed in his arrangements without inlived for ten years, and especially as the | cluding therein any of the members of the cause of those animosities had totally ceased New Opposition. ---It was also commuto exist. Participating in this the general nicated to the friends of Mr. Fox, that there feeling of the country, the Old and New was no positive objection to any of them.Oppositions seemed to make some ap In this state of things, Mr. For, who, from proaches towards each other during the the very beginning was sincerely desirous latter part of the last session of Parliament. of seeing his Majesty surrounded with a This inclination gathered strength before strong administration, hastened to express Parliament met again; and, to the satisfac. to ttie members both of the Old and New tion of every one except the ministers and Opposition, that, he wished them to contheir creatures, the language of Mr. Fox sult only the good of the country; to acand Mr. Windham soon indicated, that any | cepl office, or not, whichever they thought further attempts to prolong the differences most likely to effect that object, and, by between thein would fail of success. Mr. no means, to act under any restraint on his Pitt and his close adherents still kept aloof, account; but to consider him, "since it was till that gentleman himself began to 'per. | his Majesty's pleasure to object io him, as a ceive, that those, by whom he had been person whose exclusion ought to have no constantly supported, and whose support influence whatever on their conduct ; for, was worib having, were daily joining in that, at a moment like the present, all per. those opposition divisions, froin which he sonal considerations ought to give way to thought proper to keep away. Thus .i. those immediately connected with the tuated, he determined to co-operate with safety of the country. Public-spirited and the Old and New Oppositions so far, at magnanimous conduct like this would have Jeast, as was necessary to leave the ministers met with but a very poor return in a deci. in a minority; but, without any positive en. sion founded upon the narrow grounds of gagement as to the composition of a new personal attachment and party engage. ministry, leaving himself at full liberty to ments. Both the Old and the New Oppo. act, as to that matter, according to the dice sition refused to participate in power withtates of his own mind, Between the leaders out him; and this determination arose from