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sent, in order to consider of the state of the business, and to concert such measures as might be thought proper under the present circumstances; and, in consequence of this meeting, new ground was taken in a conversation, that was introduced in the House of Commons on the following day. Mr. Newnham began with alluding to th remark which had been made by Mr. Pitt, that the mode of application by address to the throne was of all others the most exceptionable; and declared, that he should therefore think it right to decline that form of proceeding, and, if Mr. Pitt would point out a mode of application the most mild and the least likely to provoke resistance, he would readily adopt that mode, in preference to any other that might occur to him. He observed, that certain hints had been thrown out by Mr. Pitt respecting the singular delicacy of some matters that it would be necessary to agitate, which hints, though questionable in their appearance, were explained by the minister in a satisfactory manner. Another allusion had been employed by Mr. Rolle, who had talked of the question as affecting our constitution in church and state, and he conceived that tiat gentleman 24 bound, as a man of honour, to como to an open explanation of what he intended by that allusion.
Mr. Fox, who had not pre present at the preceding conversations, now followed Mr. Neynhan. The testimony of that illustrious senator was decisive in the Prince's favour. Ile had understood, he said, that Mr. Sheridan, on a former occasion, had observed, that the Prince did not wish to shrink from any inquiry which it might be thought necessary to institute. Mr. Fox now confirmed thay assertion from the immediate authority of the Prince. With regard to the private correspondence in question, he was desirous to have it laid before the house, because it would prove the conduct of the Prince to have been in the highest degree amiable, and would present an uniform and perfect picture of duty and obedience, as much so as had ever in any instance been shown, from a son to his father, or from a subject to his sovereign. As to the debt which was the cause of his embarrassment, Mr. Fox declared, that the Prince of Wales was willing to give a general and fair account of it; and if any part of it were doubted, from a suspicion that this or that article of the account comprehended any sums of money indirectly applied, he would give a clear explanation to the King or his ministers. He had not the smallest objection to affording the house every possible satisfaction, and there was not all circumstance of his life which he wils (shamed to have known. With respect to the allusion to church and state, Mr. Fox said, that until the person who had made it thought proper to explain hiuscit, it was impossible for him to say with certainty to what it refurred. But ho supposed it must have originated in that miserable calumy, Uat low malicions falsehood, which had been propagated out of doors, and made the wanton sport of the vulgar. He hoped, however, that a tale, fit only to impose on the lower order of persons in the street, would not have gained the smallest degree of credit. But, when it appeared that an invention so monstrous, that a report of a fact, which was destitute of the slightest foundation, and which was absolutely impossible to have happened, had been
circulated with so much industry, and made so deep an impression, it proved at once the uncommon pains taken by the enemies of the Prince to propagate the grossest and most malignant falsehoods, to injure him in the opinion of his country and of Europe. Mr. Fox added, that when he considered his royal highness was the first subject in the kingdom, and the immediate heir to the throne, he was at a loss to imagine what species of party it was, that could have originated so base and scandalous a calumny. Had there existed in the kingdom such a faction as an anti-Brunswick faction, to that faction he should certainly have attributed the fabrication of so infamous a falsehood; for he saw not what other description of men could feel an interest, in first inventing, and then circulating with more than ordinary assiduity a tale, in every particular so un