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of his Majesty's ships and vessels em sent, or assuming or exercising a right or ployed, and to be employed, in the authority to represent, the people of this River Saint Lawrence, along the Coast realm, or any number or description of of Nova Scoria, the Islands of Anti- the people of the same, or the people of any coste, Madelaine and Saint John, and province,county, city, or town, or other disCape Breton, the Bay of Fundy, and trict within the same, under pretence of peat or about the Island of Bermuda, ortitioning for, or in any other manner pro. Somers Island.
curing an alteration of matters established You are hereby required and directed by law, in Church or State, save and ex. to put to sea in bis Majesty's sloop under cept the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses your command, and proceed without loss elected to serve in the Parliament thereof, of time off Charlestown, where you may and save and except the Houses of Convoexpect to meet Captain Pechell, in the cation duly summoned by the King's will, Guerriere, to whom you will deliver the are unlawful assemblies, and that it shall packet you will herewith receive, and fol. and may be lawful for any Mayor, Sheriff, low his orders for your further proceed- Justice of the Peace, or other Peace Offiings. Should you not meet the Guerriere cer, and they are thereby respectively auoff Charlestown, you will stand for the thorized and required, within his and their northward, and use your utmost endea respective jurisdictions, to disperse all vours to join him off the Capes of Virginia, such unlawful assemblies, and if resisted, or off New York; and in the event of not to enter into the same, and to apprehend meeting the Guerriere, you will cruize as all persons offending in that behalf.' And long as your provisions and water will last, it is further enacted, • That if any person and then repair to Halifax for further shall give or publish, or cause or procure orders. You are to pay due regard to to be given or published, any written or protecting the trade of bis Majesty's sub- other notice of election to be holden, or jects, and the capture or destruction of the of any manner of appointment of any ships of the enemy. You are to be par person or persons, to be the representative ticularly careful not to give any just cause or representatives, delegate or delegates, of «ftioce to the Government or Subjects or to act by any other name or descripof the United Srates of America ; and to tion whatever, as representative or repregive very particular orders to this effect to sentatives, delegate or delegates, of the inthe Officers you may have occasion to habitants, or of any description of the insend on board ships under the American habitants of any province, county, city, Flag. You are not to anchor in any of town, or other district within this kingdom, the American Ports, but in case of abso- at any such assembly; or if any person lute necessity, and then put to sea again shall attend and vote at such election or
soon as possible.-Given under my appointment of such representatives or hand av Bermuda, this 19th April, 1811. delegates, or other persons to act as such,
HERBERT SAWYEK, every person who shall be guilty of any To Arthur Batt Bingham, Esq.
of the said offences, respectively being Commander of his Majesty's
thereof convicted by due course of law, Sloop Lille Belt.
shall be deemed guilty of an high misde.
And whereas at a meeting or assembly IRELAND.- A Proclamation, relative to the Meeting of the Catholic Delegates. the 9th day of July instant, and stiling
of persons held in the city of Dublin, on 30th July, 1811.
themselves “ A Meeting of the Catholics RICHMOND, &c.
of Ireland," certain Resolutions, amongst Whereas, by an Act made in the Par- others, were entered into, and have since liament of Ireland, in the thirty-third been published, of the tenour following:year of his present Majesty's reign, enti “ Resolved,—That a Committee of Ca. tuled,.“ An Act to prevent the Election or tholics be therefore appointed, and reAppointment of unlawful Assemblies, un- quested to cause proper Petitions to be der pretence of preparing or presenting forthwith framed for the repeal of the public Petitions, or other Addresses to his penal laws, and to procure signatures Majesty or the Parliament," it is enacted, thereto in all parts of Ireland, and to take • That all assemblies, committees, or other measures for bringing such Petitions under bodies of persons elected or in any other the serious consideration of the Legislature manner constituted or appointed to repre- within the first month of the ensuing Ses
sions of Parliament.
« Resolved,—That said Committee do require all Justices of the peace, Mayors, consist of the Catholic Peers and their Sheriffs, Bailiffs, and other Peace officers eldest sons, the Catholic Baronets, the in this part of the United Kingdom, that Prelates of the Catholic Church in Ireland, they do proceed in due course of law to and also len persons to be appointed by apprehend and hold to bail all persons the Catholics in each County of Ireland, against whom information on oath sball the survivors of the delegates of 1793 to have been obtained of having given or constitute an integral part of that number, published, or caused to be given or puband also of five persons to be appointed by lished, any written or other notice of the Catholic inhabitants of each Parish in elections to be holden, or of any manner Dublin.
of appointment of any representative or " Resolved, that the appointment of delegates for any such assembly as is the said persons be made forthwith. herein before-mentioned, or of having
“ Resolved, That it be recommended to voted, or in any manner acted, or who soch Committee to resort to all legal and shall be found actually voting, or in any constitutional means of maintaining a other manner acting, in the election or cordial communication of sentiment and appointment of such delegates or repreco-operation of conduct amongst the Ca- sentatives, that the person or persons so tholics of Ireland, and generally of pro- offending may be prosecuted according to moting the favourable reception of their law; and in case an assembly of such depetition.
legates or representatives shall bereaster “ Resolved, That until the new Com. attempt to meet in defiance of the law, mittee shall be appointed, the manage and notwithstanding this our Proclama. ment of Catholic affairs shall be confided tion, that they shall proceed to disperse to the Catholic Peers, Baronets, and sur- the same as an unlawful assembly, purvivors of the delegates of 1793.”
suant to the directions of the aforesaid · And whereas there is reason to ap- statute. prehend, that some of his Majesty's sub Given at the Council Chamber in Dub. jects may have already acted, and that lin, the 30th day of July, 1811. others may be inisled to act in furtherance MANNERS, E. FRANKFORT, of those resolutions, by taking a part in WESTMEATH, W. W. Pole, the election or appointment of delegates
D. LATOUCHE, or representatives for such proposed As ERNE,
S. HAMILTON, sembly or Committee; and that the per Charles KILDARE, W. SAURIN, sons so elected or delegated, or to be so Castle Coote, P. DUIGENAN. elected or delegated, may be disposed to De BLAQUIRRE. meet and form such assembly or Committee as aforesaid,
And whereas such an Assembly as is by IRELAND. - At a Special Meeting of the Gen these resolutions proposed to be convened,
neral Committee of the Catholics of Ire
land, held in Dublin, at No. 4, Capelis not only in direct violation of the provisions of the statuie aforesaid, and an un
Street, on Wednesday, the 31st of July,
1811. lawful assembly, but tends directly to endanger the peace and tranquillity of the The Earl of FINCALL in the Chair, State.
Resolved, that the Catholic Committee, Now we, the Lord Lieutenant, by and having adjourned on the 26th of July to with the advice of the Privy Council of the 19th of October, 1811, have, notwithIreland, being determined, as far as in us standing, deemed it expedient to hold an lies, to enforce the due observance of the an Extraordinary Meeting on the 31st day laws of this realm, and being anxious to of July, in consequence of a communicaprevent the mischiefs which the violation tion from Government to the Earl of Finof those laws, and particularly of the gall, dated the 30th instant, to the followstatute herein before mentioned, must oc- ing effect :- That a Privy Council was casion, do, by this our Proclamation, to be assembled to take into consideration command all his Majesty's loving sub- the expediency of issuing a Proclamation jects of this part of the United Kingdom, declaratory of the Laws,' &c. &c. and that they do abstain from all acts and pro likewise the course to be pursued to inceedings whatsoever contrary to the pro- sure its observance.' visions of the aforesaid statute.
Resolved, That this Committee, relying And we do further hereby call upon and on the Constitutional Rights of the ect
to petition the Legislature in the way and to cause proper Petitions to be forthwith manner specified in a Resolution to that framed, for the repeal of the Penal Laws, effect, passed at the last aggregate Meet and to procure signatures thereto in all ing of their Body, do now determine to parts of Ireland, and to take measures for continue and persevere in the Constitu- bringing such Petitions under the serious tional course they have maturely adopted, consideration of the Legislature, within for the sole, express, and specific purpose the first month of the ensuing Sessions of of preparing a Petition, or Petitions to Parliament. Parliament, for their full participation of Resolved, That said Committee do conthe Rights of the Constitution; and that, sist of the Catholic Peers, and their eldest in so doing, they not only, in their opi- sons; the Catholic Baronets ; the Prelates nion, do not violate, but act in strict cons of the Catholic Church in Ireland; and formity with its soundest principles. also of ten persons, to be appointed by
Resolved, That this Committee will the Catholics in each county in Ireland, never meet under pretence of preparing the survivors of the Delegates of 1793, to or presenting Petitions, but for the strict constitute an integral part of that numand sole purpose of preparing and causing ber; and also of five persons, to be apto be presented a Petition or Petitions. pointed by the Catholic inhabitants of
Resolved, That the right of Petitioning each parish in Dublin. secured by the Bill of Rights, is recog.
Resolved, That it be recommended to nized by ihe 4th and last clause of the such Committee to resort to all legal and Convention Act, in the words following:- constitutional means of maintaining a cor• Provided also, that nothing herein con- dial communication of sentiment and cotained shall be construed in any manner operation of conduct amongst the Catholics to prevent or impede the undoubted right of Ireland ; and, generally, of promoting of his Majesty's subjects of this realm to the favourable reception of our Petition. petition his Majesty, or both Houses, or Resolved, That the appointment of the either House of Parliament, for redress of said persons be made forthwith. any public or private grievance.'
Resolved, That, until the new Commit. Resolved, That the Resolutions of the tee shall be appointed, the management late aggregate Meeting of the Catholics of of Catholic affairs shall be confided to the Ireland, hulden on the 9th of July, having Catholic Peers, Baronets, and survivors of appeared this day in an imperfect state in the Delegates of 1793. a Proclamation from Government, we feel
FINGALL, Chairman. it expedient to republish them, viz.
EDWARD HAY, Secretary. Resolved, That being impressed with an unalterable conviction of its being the
DENNYS SCULLY, Esq. in the Chair. undoubted right of every man to worship Resolved, That the most cordial Thanks his Creator according to the genuine dic of the Committee are due, and are hereby tates of his own conscience, we deem it returned to the Earl of Fingall, for his our duty publicly and solemnly to declare manly, spirited, and dignified conduct in our decided opinion and principle, that no the Chair. Government can, with justice, inflict any pains, penalty, or privation, upon any IRELAND.- Account of the Arrest of the Coman for professing that form of Christian faith wbich he in his conscience believes.
tholic Delegates in Dublin, on the 9th of Resolved, That we, therefore, shall per.
August, 1911.- From the Dublin Evensevere in petitioning the Legislature for a
ing Post of the 10th of August, 1811. total and unqualified repeal of the Penal Early in the forenoon cf yesterday, Laws which aggrieve and degrade the Henry Edward Taatfe, Esq. partner in the Catholics of Ireland.
Bank of Lord Ffrench and Co. and Mr. Resolved, That in exercising this un- Kirwan, merchant, of Abbey-street, were doubted right of petitioning, we shall con arrested, under a warrant from Lord Chief tinue to adhere to the ancient principles Justice Downes, for acting as Delegales; of the Constitution, and to conform also to and Doctors. Breen and Burke, and Mr. the peculiar restrictions which, by modern Scurlog, merchant, were also arrested, statutes, are imposed on the people of for acting as Electors of Delegates to the Ireland.
Catholic Committee. These Gentlemen Resolved, That a Committee of Catho- having been brought in custody to the lics be therefore appointed, and requested house of Lord Chief Justice, in Merrion.
square, and Mr. Carmichael having attendo, sembled at Fishamble-street, in the county ed there on the part of Mr. Kemmis, the of the city of Dublin, did propose and reCrown Solicitor, the Gentlemen so in cus- solve, that a Committee of persons, protody required Mr. Carmichael to state to fessing the Roman Catholic Religion, the Chief Justice, that they had been should be appointed to represent the Roarrested without any previous information, man Catholics of Ireland, for the purpose, that they were desirous of having an op- or under the pretence, of preparing Petiportunity of advising with Council as 10 tions to both Houses of Parliament, for the conduct they should pursue; and that the repeal of all laws in force in Ireland, time should be granted them until this particularly affecting the Roman Catholics day for that purpose. Mr. Carmichael of Ireland. And whereas, I have also resaid he would communicate what was so ceived information on oath, that on the desired to the Chief Justice, and having 31st day of the said month, divers other gone up stairs, returned in a few minutes persons assembled in the Roman Catholic with the Chief Justice's answer, which Chapel, in Liffey-street, in the county of was, that he could not give such time. the city of Dublin, for the purpose of apThey then desired Mr. Carmichael to ask pointing five persons to act in such Comthe Chief Justice if it was his intention to mittee as aforesaid, as the Representatives commit them to prison, in case they did therein of the parish in which said Chapel not then procure bail. Mr. Carmichael is situate, and that at said Meeting in having again retired, returned soon after, Liffey-street, one Edward Sheridan was and mentioned that the Chief Justice had appointed one of the said Representatives, desired him to say, if bail was not given, and that Thomas Kirwan, Gregory Scurhe would then commit the persons in cus-log, Henry Edmond Taaffe, and Doctor tody to prison. Bail was afterwards en-John Breen, were four of the persons so tered for 1,0001. and two sureties for 2001. there assembled, and that they and each each. Upon the bail being entered, Mr. of them then and there acted in such apKirwan addressed the Crown Solicitor's pointment of the said Edward Sheridan, Clerk, Mr. Carmichael, in the following to be such Representative as aforesaid, words:-Sir, I would wish to have a copy against the form of the Statute in that case of the information on oath, under which made and provided. These are, thereI have been arrested, and am now de- fore, in his Majesty's name, strictly to tained, as I understand the law entitles charge and command you, to apprehend me to the same.—The Chief Justice re- and bring before me, or some other of the plied-It is not usual to give it; you will Justices of his Majesty's said Court of iake legal advice, and if you are entitled King's Bench, the bodies of the said to it, the person you employ will obtain it Thomas Kirwan, Gregory Scurlog, Henry in a legal way. Mr. Taaffe made a simi- Edmond Taaffe, and Doctor John Breen, lar application, and received the same an. that they be dealt with according to law, swer.-We heard Mr. Taaffe declare, that and for your so doing this shall be your be did not consider this extraordinary act sufficient warrant. Given under my
hand of power so much a Catholic question, as and seal, the 8th day of August, 1811. a violation of the subject's right generally;
WM. Downes. and with this view he would defend him. Prancis Hamilton, and all self by every means pointed out by the
or any of the Constables Law and the Constitution.-So far the pro of the suid county of the ceedings of yesterday. Under another city of Dublin, and their head we submit some observations on the Assistants. subject, lo which we would claim public attention. We shall here annex the War. TIPPERARY MEETING.-On Thursday, . rant of arrest.
numerous and respectable Meeting of the COPY OF THE WARRANT. — By the Right
Catholics of the County of Tipperary took Hon. William Downes, Lord Chief Jus- place in Clonmell. We have not room tice of his Majesty's Court of King's and can only briefly state, that ten persons
io detail the whole of the proceedings, Bench, in Ireland.
were appointed to the Catholic Committee, COUNTY OF THE City / Whereas, it ap- and a Vote of Thanks was unanimously or Dublin, to wit. Spears to me, by passed to Counsellor Scully.-- The Cathoinformation upon oath, that on the ninth lic Gentlemen received twenty distinct day of July last, a number of persons as- intimations from Magistrates, assuring
them of their dissent from the Proclama- June, the enemy assembled at and in the tion. Mr. Prittie, Representative for the neighbourhood of Valladolid a consideraCounty, was present; and we understand ble body of troops. General 'Bonnet, Lord Lismore offered his support, should bowever, still remained in the neighbourit be thought necessary.
hood of Leon and Benavente with the troops under his command ; and I have
received from General Silveira, a report of PortugAL AND SPAIN.-THE WAR.-Ertract of a Dispatch from Lord Viscount the defeat of the French in an attack
made Talavera. Dated, Quinta de St. Joao,
upon a Spanish detachment from the July 11, 1811.—(N. B. The foregoing army in Gallicia, in front of Astorga, on
the 25th ultimo.--The Guerillas likcwise Dispatch, in page 154, should be dated
continue their operations ; and besides the 4th July, and not 1st July.)
alarm given to Valladolid on the 15th ulThe enemy continued in the positions timo, Don Julian gave a similar alarm to reported in my dispatch of the 4th instant, Salamanca on the 29th vltimo; but a contill the 7th, when they moved a large siderable party of Guerillas belonging to body of cavalry and about two battalions different Chiefs, which had taken a conof infantry from Montigo towards the Xe- voy at Penaranda, were afterwards survora, and from thence upon Villa de Rey, prised on the 30th of June, and dispersed, Le Roca, and Albuquerque.-The object about 200 having been killed, wounded, of this movement was apparently to cut and made prisoners. off our detachments employed in observ. ing the enemy on that side; in which, however, they did not succeed, Major FRANCE.-Speech of Count Secur, Orator Cocks having retired with all his detach
of the Council of State, to the Legislative ments upon St. Vicente, still keeping com.
Body, at the Close of the Session, July 25, munications open with Arronches and
180. Portalegre. The enemy's troops retired from Albuquerque on the 8th, and Major Gentlemen ;-We have presented you Cocks again entered that town with his this year with but few plans of laws. Now parties on the same day. The army of that the codes Napoleon, of commerce, Portugal are again in the same position on &c. are organized throughout the empire, the right of the Guadiana, which they oc- it is natural that the labours of the admicupied when I addressed your Lordship nistration should augment, and that of the on the 4th instant.-- General Blake made an legislation diminish. The same activity attempt to obtain possession of Niebla on the which in so few years has revived France, night of the 30th of June, in which place founded the most powerful and vast emthe enemy had a garrison of about 300 in- pire, re-erected the altars, raised justice, fantry. I am sorry to say this attempt endowed the communes, intersected France failed, and he remained before the place with roads and canals, levelled mountains, till the 2nd instant, and then retired to- organized public institutions, and giren wards the Guadiana.-On the 6th two di- France those wise laws wbich other navisions of infantry and the cavalry of the tions envy, and are eager to adopt; the 5th army, under the Conde de Peune Vil- same activity, I say, must at present give lamur, were crossing the Guadiana, on a motion to all these creations, advance all bridge constructed for them at St. Lucar these establishments, and perfect the soby Colonel Austin. The artillery was cial edifice the bases of which are laid. embarked at Ayamonte, and General Bal. All the sources of riches and prosperity lasteros with the advanced guard remain-are opened ; creation is finished; life ed upon the river St. Piedro. It appeared commences. Thus, the small number of to be General Blake's intention to embark | laws we now offer you, proves bow salu. his troops for Cadiz, but neither General | tary and all-sufficient those are which alCastanos nor I have heard from hion since he ready exist; but if this Session, Gentlemarched from Juramenha on the 18th of men, has not been marked by the adoption June. In the north Marshal Bessieres had of important laws, it will not on that acreturned again to Valladolid from Bena- count be a less memorable epoch for you. vente; and in the end of the month of
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