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a sad libeller, and particularly of our army, besides being a most atrocious violator of property, and especially that of princes." What think you, dolt, of an ejectment against him for Hanover and Mecklenberg Strelitz and the Duchy of Brunswick? Is there no action, whether of trover, or of detainer, or of any other queer name that would lie against him? Do, try if you can find out some way of coming at him. Of assault and battery you would have no "difficulty in convicting" the fellow, and, in that way, you would come at him in the king's name, and might have a whole rookery of silk gowns arrayed against him. All you have to do is to catch him. That, indeed, may be" difficult;" but, until you can do that, you may as well hold your stupid tongue, and not pester the public with dirty pamphlets, about libels," inscribed "to Frederick, Duke of York and Albany." "LOYALTY."I mean not vulgar loyalty, but loyalty in the modern sense of that word, as it is understood and passes current at Whitehall and in the neighbourhood; and of which loyalty I shall, under the indulgence of the reader, give some very striking instances. At one time in my life, when, indeed, I was at too great a distance from my country to be able to know much of what was passing in it, I was dreadfully alarmed for the safety of the throne. I heard of nothing but meetings of Corresponding Societies, United Irishmen, and Jacobins. Little did I imagine, that the loyal were so numerous as I have, since my return, found them to be; nor, indeed, was it till very lately that lobtained a complete and authentic return of their numbers: I mean, the Lists of place-men,pensioners, and reversionaries, Contained in the Report, laid before the House of Commons, by the Finance Committee, in the month of June last. Complete, indeed, this return is not; but, defective
is, it is quite populous enough to remove, from the mind of any reasonable man, all fears as to a want of loyalty in these United Kingdoms.-There are many individuals, and many whole families, to whose distinguished loyalty it would well become me to attempt to do justice; and, as opportunities offer, I may, perhaps, towards many of them, be able to perform this very pleasing and not unuseful task. At present I shall confine myself to the displaying of the proofs of this most estimable quality in the VISCOUNT CASTLEREAGH and some of his relations; and, I select this nobleman, not so much
because he is one of the ministry, as be cause he is well known to have been, of all mankind, the man after the late Pitt's own heart; the man, of all others, the nearest resembling him in talents as well as in disposition; and, the only man on earth, perhaps, whom he could have found to execute his commands in Ireland.In making this display, it will not be suf ficient merely to state the sum that each person annually receives. We must also see how long they have been in the receipt of it; whence will naturally proceed a calculation of the total amount received, including, of course, the compound interest thereon; because, it is clear, that if a man has been in the receipt of a thousand a year, out of the taxes, during the space of twenty-eight years, he has, in fact, received fifty-six thousand pounds from the public, or, which is the same thing, taken from the public that, which if left in its hands, would, at common interest, have been worth fifty-six thousand pounds.Having made this preliminary remark, I shall now proceed to my statement, numbering the offices, as I go, for
the sake of brevity in the case of reference. 1. LORD CASTLEREAGH. Secretary of State, £.6,000 a year.
2. BRIGADIER GEN. STUART, (brother of Lord Castlereagh) Under Secretary of State, £2,000 a year.
3. Same person.-Gen. upon the Staff; upony our famous Staff, £.1,500 a year.
Same person.-Lieut. Coi. of a regiment of dragoons, £.500 a year. LORD HENRY MOORE (a first cousin of Lord Castlereagh) joint mustermaster gen. in Ireland, a patent place, £.2,100 a year.
6. MR. JOHN ORMSBY VANDELEUR (a first cousin of Ld. Castlereagh)Commissioner of the excise in Ireland, £1,200 a year.
7. MESSRS. JOHN STAPLES and THOMAS STAPLES (first cousins of Ld. Castlereagh) Examinators of the customs in Ireland, £.918 a year.
8. LORD HENRY SEYMOUR
LORD ROBT. SEYMOUR
Ld. Castlereagh) Pro
thonotary in the Court of King's bench in Ireland, £.12,511 a year. 9. Same persons.-Clerk of the crown in the King's bench in Ireland, £.427 a year. 10. Same persons.
Filazers in the King's bench in Ireland, £.1,105 a year.
11. LORD ROBERT SEYMOUR (uncle of
and his son
minded dogs, do cease your grumbling, and come forth with voluntary sacrifices, at this hour of peril!I, sometime ago, produced striking proofs of loyalty in the person and family of Mr. Garnier, who, as Apothecary General and Officer upon the Staff, residing, all the while quietly at Wickham, condescended to receive from the public, and, in part, of course, from the nasty, dirty, sweaty, smeary, hardfisted and hard-favoured Jacobins and Levellers," the sum of thirteen thousand a year and upwards; but, the loyalty of this gentleman and his family is nothing, when compared with that of those abovenamed. Here we see noble Lords, who, rather than his Majesty's business should go unperformed, willing to become, Muster-Masters, Prothonatories, Clerks, Filazers, Excisemen, and Wharfingers; and, Lord George Seymour, not satisfied with what he can do in his life-time, has, we G. H. SEYMOUR, 11 years old sion of see, entailed this task of loyalty upon the office of Craner and Wharfinger son, though, at present a child of only of the Port of Dublin, valued at eleven years old. Nay, so anxious is this £1,930 a year, and now held, as nobleman to assist His Sovereign, in carjust stated, by Ld. Robt. Seymour.rying on the affairs of government, that he The total annual amount, paid by the has not confined his loyal exertions to public to these several persons, is £.36,691; England and Ireland; but has procured and, Nos. 8, 9, 10 and 11, having been himself, through Lord Castlereagh (into held since 1766, the total sum, which, whose patronage these offices came) to be through those channels only, has been appointed Naval Officer and Harbour Masdrawn from the public, including the com- ter, in the ports of our newly-conquered pound interest, is, if my calculation be Island of Santa Croix, where, as appears correct, £.2,160,056. Two millions, one by the Gazette of that place, he was for hundred and sixty thousand, and fifty-six mally appointed in the month of June pounds. No. 12, has been held for many last, by "His Excellency General Haryears past; as long, perhaps, as the others; "court;" though, from mere modesty, I but certainly for about eight years past, suppose, the appointment was never anas will be seen by referring to a list of nounced in the Gazette at home.There places, in the second Volume of the Politi- are some circumstances belonging to this cal Register; and, without including in appointment, that are worthy of particular the calculation, the several sums of money, notice. The island of Santa Croix, it is which Lord Castlereagh has received, in well known, was taken, about a year ago, the shape of salary, under the administra- by Sir Alexander Cochrane and General tions of the late Pitt, Lord Sidmouth, and Bowyer, who, jointly, according to the the present; without including in the calcu- usual custom in such cases, made appointlation, these sums, amounting to an ave- ments of Harbour Masters and Naval Offirage of about £.5,000 a year, for the last cers. They bestowed the four offices sixteen or eighteen years; passing over upon three persons, in the following manthe interest and even principal of this Captain Thomas Cochrane, of the large item; the total amount, drawn from Navy, son of the Admiral, was appointed the public by the above persons, does not Harbour Master of the two ports, Captain fall much, if any, short of £.3,000,000. Pickmore, of the Navy, was made Naval Three millions of the public money, drawn Officer of the port of Fredericksted; and from the public, during the last 30 or 40 Brig. Gen. Ramsay, Naval Officer of the years, by six or seven persons !-There's port of Christiansted. All these appointloyalty for you!" Jacobins and Levellers" ments were set aside by Lord Castlereagh, blush for, shame! "Jack Cades," hide and the four officers united in the person your head Cease your grumbling, you of his uncle, Lord George Seymour, who vinous rebellious ruffians, you bloody-was before, as we have seen, and had
discover the slightest symptoms of ingratitude.- -Admiral, Sir Alexander Cochrane, after a life of service, after being, like his gallant nephew, Lord Cochrane, actually afloat one half of the time since he came into the world, and after many hard fought battles, has a large family with a very scanty purse; and, surely, this trifling temporary provision for his son might have been left to his enjoyment.
-The only pension; the only gratuity from the public, to the family of Cochrane, as far as I have been able to discover, or to hear of, is a pension of £. 200 a year to the Lady of Sir Alexander Cochrane, which pension was formerly enjoyed by the Countess dowager of Dundonald, who,
and army. There are of this family, at this time, seven persons in the country's service: namely, Sir Alexander Cochrane, commander in chief on the WestIndia station; Lord Cochrane, in the Mediterranean; Capt. Archibald Cochrane, of the Fox frigate, in the East-Indies; Capt. Thomas Cochrane of the Jason
been for many years, a Commissioner of the Excise in England; and, if my information be correct, this noble Harbour Master has demanded, from the persons who held these offices from the time of the capture to the date of his appointment in the island, the amount of the fees, recoved by them, or in their behalf, from the date of his commission in England. Look at this, you cursed "Jacobins and Levellers," and continue in your disloyal ways if you can!With respect to the propriety of making sinecures of such offices, I have no hesitation to say, that the practice is wrong. But, such having been the practice; and the Commanders by sea and land having uniformly appointed officers of the navy and army, to be Har-out of twelve sons, had seven in the navy bour Masters and Naval Officers in the conquered ports, the commanders, upon the occasion now referred to, cannot be blamed for what they did. At Martinico, Sir Charles Grey appointed his son, Capt. Grey, to be Harbour Master; at Surinam, Lord Hugh Seymour appointed his son to the same situation; Sir Samuel Hood, upon the reduction of Surinam, this war, ap-frigate, in the West Indies; Capt. Nathapointed Capt. Maxwell, of the Centaur, niel Cochrane of the Alexandria frigate, in who still holds the post; and upon the the North seas; Lieut. Colonel Cochrane capture of Curaçoa, Capt. Wood, of the of the 36th regiment of foot; and Capt. Latona, was appointed Harbour Master. William Cochrane of the 15th Regt. of draNone of these appointments were set aside. goons, now in Spain. Where the SeyAll were confirmed. These posts of pro- mours, the Moores, the Staples, and the fit appear to have been considered as a Vandeleurs are; where they are existing ; perquisite of the Navy and Army, particu- what actual service they are upon, I must larly the former, in the gift of the captur- leave the reader to find out; but, I am ing commanders. The three officers, afraid, the remainder of our lives will pass amongst whom this perquisite was divided away before we shall hear as much of upon the occasion referred to, are, by the them, as we heard of Lord Cochrane alone navy and army, well known to be very in the Gazette of the other day. Surely, They were, at any when all this was considered; when the rate, men engaged in actual and very pe- long and arduous services of this family rilous service, if we think only of the na- were taken into view; when the family, ture of the climate, under which they and the pecuniary circumstances of Sir were compelled, and are still compelled, Alexander Cochrane were thought of, Lord to remain. Lord George Seymour was Castlereagh might have spared to Captain not in the West Indies. He had run no Cochrane a few thousand pounds of fees, risks from cannon balls or from yellow as Harbour-Master, in an island, recently fever. He had, all his life long, been reduced by his father. If to no one else, safe at home, and, for a considerable part this little forbearance might, one would of that life, a Commissioner of Excise, with think, have been thought due, to Lord a salary of £. 1,500 a year. He had had Cochrane, in behalf of so near a relation. no buffetings of the seas to endure. His To Lord Cochrane, who has grown up to life had not been a life of suffering and manhood amidst battles and sieges; whose of toil in that service, in that arduous whole life, body and mind, has been deservice, in that navy, upon the fideli- voted to the service of the country; and ty, skill, valour, and zeal of the offi- who, while, from his modest demeanour, he cers of which the safety of this kingdom excites envy in no man, is the boast even does now almost solely depend, and to- of that glorious service, barely to be enwards which officers, therefore, policy as rolled in which is no mean distinction. well as justice, imperatively forbid us to there had been only this consideration,
the trifling thing of Harbour-Master might, | [the Council of the Masta is composed of surely, have been left where the Admiral the great proprietors in cattle.] the Proand General had placed it. But, Lord curators; the Alguazil-Majors; the SufGeorge Seymour wanted more; wanted fragan Bishops; the Vicars; the Body of more of good service; wanted fresh and the Curates and beneficed Clergy; the additional opportunities of demonstrating beads of the different Commonalties; the the feelings of his loyal heart; and, the body of the Nobility; the deputies of the appointments were set aside by the autho- five principal Corporations; and all ne rity of his nephew, whose mandates were deputations representing the 64 divisions conveyed, too, through the channel of of the city of Madrid.--The Corregidor "His Excellency" General Harcourt, a pu- rose to address the meeting, and informed pil of the Wellesley school, and since, as them, that he had had the honour of being the people of that place well know, a can- admitted to present the homage of his redidate for Lincoln. This title of Excellency spect to his imperial and royal Majesty, to a Lieutenant Governor is new in the and to lay at the foot of his throne the West Indies, which now, it seems, are, in tribute of gratitude of the inhabitants of this respect, as well as in all others, to Madrid for the kindness and clemency bend to the predominance of the East.- which his Majesty had shewn towards that Reader, what is your opinion, as to the city.-The Corregidor expressed to his influence of these things upon the fate of imperial and royal Majesty the happiness the country? How do you think, that which his presence shed over the city, such a distribution of the favours of the and the desire with which all the inhabicrown, and of the money of the people, is tants were animated to deserve and to juslikely finally to operate with respect to tify such a peculiar mark of favourdefence against a mighty conqueror, who The Corregidor observed, that his impeis, and who naturally must be, an- impla-rial and royal Majesty had condescended cable foe? What do you think must be the feelings of those, who, after having, under a pestilential climate, fought and subdued, see the fair fruits of their toils and dangers bestowed upon those, who have remained at home in security and ease? Who see, that which might have diminished their wants, carried to augment the luxuries of others? The answer to these questions I leave to your sense of justice and of policy.
Botley, 19th January, 1809.
SPANISH REVOLUTION.-Proclamation by
Municipal Sitting.-Madrid, Dec. 9, 1808.
to converse with him in the most benevolent manner, and added, that the object of this meeting was to acquaint the Deputies of the city of Madrid with the beneficent intentions of his Majesty. Accordingly he had to repeat to them in the same terms he had heard them, the sentiments of his Majesty, and the favourable dispositions he entertained towards the whole of Spain; adding, that the fate of Madrid would depend upon its own conduct. That that would be a happy and prosperous one, if the inhabitants adhered faithfully to the constitution, and acknowledged with sincerity, for their legitimate king, Don Joseph Napoleon I.; but that, on the other hand, Spain should be reduced to a province of France. Here, the Corregidor, drew a faithful picture of the good nature of king Joseph, who had employed his best offices and entreaties for the conservation of that capital, as well as of the neighbouring cities, and who treated them with, the tenderness of a generous father.The Corregidor impressed upon the minds of all the deputies, that the presence of the King in his capital, should be considered as the greatest advantage that could be wished for. Accordingly, the Deputies deeply penetrated with the same sentiments, and anxious to contribute their best endeavours for the happiness of the inhabitants of Madrid, determined humbly to implore his imperial and royal Majesty to indulge the capital with the
presence of the King, that city, and even them oblivion of the crimes which they all Spain, being convinced of the signal have committed against us, our nation, advantages which must be derived from and the King, our brother :--Wishing at the wisdom of his government. The the same time to mark those, who, after Deputies insisted, that a fresh tribute of having sworn fidelity to the King, have thanks should be presented to his impe- violated their oath who, after having acrial and royal Majesty, for the kindness cepted places, have made use of the auwith which he had treated that city, which thority confided to them, only to betray his triumphant arms had conquered, and the interests of their Sovereign; and who, for the generous pardon of what had hap- instead of employing their influence to enpened during the absence of king Joseph. lighten the citizens, have only made use His imperial and royal Majesty is of it to mislead them :-Wishing, in fine, also to be implored to extend pardon to that the punishment of great culprits, those whom fear had induced to desert should serve as an example for posterity, the city, as well as to all the peasants to all those who, placed by Providence at who had taken up arms. His imperial the head of nations, instead of directing and royal Majesty is also finally to be the people with wisdom and prudence, implored, that he will be pleased to order pervert them, involve them in the disorder his troops to respect property, the holy of popular agitations, and precipitate them temples, the religious institutions; in a into the miseries of war:-We have deword, the property of every class. creed and decree as follows:-Art. 1. This humble supplication is to be laid be- The dukes of Infantado, of Hijar, of Mefore his imperial and royal Majesty, and is dina Celi, of Ossuma, the marquis of Santo be presented to him by a deputation ta Cruz, the counts of Ferran-Nunez and taken from among the representatives of Altamira, the prince of Castel-Franco, the the city of Madrid.--It was resolved, in the sieur Piere Cevallos, ex-minister of state, same sitting, that a tribute of the most and the bishop of Santander, are declared lively gratitude should be presented to the enemies of France and Spain, and traitors king Joseph Napoleon, whose happy in- to the two crowns. As such they shall tercession with his august brother, the em- be seized and carried before a military peror of the French, saved the city of commission. Their property moveable Madrid. His royal Majesty shall be hum- and immoveable, shall be confiscated in bly supplicated to grant the favour of his Spain, in France, in Italy, in Naples, in presence to the city of Madrid, that under the Papal States, in the kingdom of Hol-. his just and beneficent government, good land, and in all the countries occupied by order, justice, and tranquillity, may be rethe French army, to pay the expences of stored within its walls. His royal Ma- the war.-2. All sales and dispositions, jesty shall be implored to employ his royal whether with the living, whether testagood offices with his imperial brother, that mentary, made by them or their attornies, pardon may be obtained to the absent, and subsequent to the date of the present deto those inhabitants, who had taken up arms. cree, are declared null and of no value.— -The present proces-verbal shall be pre- 3. We grant, in our name, and in the sented to his imperial and royal Majesty. name of our brother the king of Spain, ge[Here follows several thousand signatures.]neral pardon and full and entire amnesty -On the 11th a similar meeting was held, to all Spaniards who, in one month after for the deputies of the inhabitants of the our entrance into Madrid, shall have laid parishes, and who acceded to a similar down their arms and renounced all almeasure, which was likewise accompanied liance, adherence, and communication with a vast number of signatures. with England; shall rally round the constitution and throne, and shall return to order, so necessary to the repose of the great family of the continent.-4. Are not excepted from the said pardon and amnesty, neither the members of central and insurrectional Juntas, nor the generals and officers who have borne arms, provided that both the one and the other conform to the dispositions established by the preceding article.-(Signed) NAPOLEON.
Imperial Decrees relative to Spain. In our imperial camp, at Burgos, Nov. 12, 1808.-Napoleon, emperor of the French, king of Italy, and protector of the Confederation of the Rhine.-Considering that the troubles of Spain have been principally the effect of the plots formed by several individuals, and that the greater part of those who have been engaged in them, have been misled or deceived:Wishing to pardon the latter, and to grant
In our imperial camp of Madrid, Dec. 4, 1808.-Napoleon, emperor of the