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No. 14. To Henry Hunt, Esq. Letter III. On March 7, 1818. Depositions of Williané
the Terrible Scenes exbibited at Derby Stęcens, late of Nottingham, and Charles
Evans, Sen. EVANS, Jun, and the rest of
City of COVENTRY. Mr. Cobbett offers part. Mr. Hunt's Address to the Elec-
Letter Iļ. On the State of the Press in
England. On the Projects of the Bo-
the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Ireland in Parliament assembled. The
Petition of WILLIAM CORBETT,. dated
No. 22. Report of the Procecdings at a
Meeting of the Freemen of Coventry, held
at the Eagle Tavern, City Road, June 9,
1818.-An Essay on the Corruption of the
No. 23. LETTER III. To Messrs. BeNBOW,
Evans, Sen. Evans, Jun, and the rest of
those who have, acted the same noble
part.- Postscript; on several Works pre-
paring by Mr. COBBETT. Remarks by
of the Newspapers, and on the Conduct
"} Vol. 33, No. 1.---Price Two Pence.
1 COBBETT'S WEEKLY POLITICAL REGISTER.
The stamped Register having been continu. HENRY HUNT, Ese.
OF MIDDLETON IN THE COUNTY OF ter, from the commencement of the latter, on
during that period, having objected against of
lé same Work being published with #nri will on the Intrigues of the Funto in
North Hampstead, Long Islands, reason for the alteration.: bas ceased 10 'exiót,
1817. liere having been na slumped Register since My Dear Hunt, No. 13 of the said yolune, the commence
My intelligence from England, ed
ment of new Volume appears a fitopporin though not quite so regular as I nity for restoring the origioal title of could wish, comes, at this time, REGISTER.
down to the first week of August. It is necessary, however, to observe; that We have later news in the public, thie restoration of the original title, will not prints; but I have no intelligence, prevent tite stamped Register from being that I can rely upon, of a later roumed, and corried out together with the date than the 5:1 st that month.
um-stampęd Regiater, in the event of the Pab By paying great attention to what ,ligher receiving instructisus to Meat effect is said in the Courier and in the of trom
from the Author. Iordeed, either the revival MORNING CHRONICLE, le
of the stamped Register, to enable those who sparrers in double-padded gloves; cannot obļain it in any other way, to receive those hirelings, who appear to be
it by Post; or, a small additional charge for so. desperately angry with one y
the upstamped Register, for Wie benefit and another, and yet who, at bottom, encouragement of tenders, who, at the limited have the same object in view, mie of remuneration afforded by the present namely, to support a tyrannical extrémely lb w price, cannot be procured in
Borough-faction, who are able to sufficient numbers, must be resorted to, or
make the nation pay the expence multitudes of intended Readers must continue tu be disappointed.?
of Mr.STEWART and Mr.PERRY'S Shortly will be published, bounil in Boards, riding through the streets in cha ptice Seven Shillings, the whole of volume riots, instead of being, as nature 32, containing $8 Numbers, being all that intended them to be, employed in were pnblished in the course of tlie last year. the sweeping ofthose streets; from sens the first part of tige Volume, written in these corrupt and infamous chana Englanil; the latter or American pait, com.
nels of information, used, as they mencing with No. 15. (with the Leave takink. Addiess prefixel) will be published separate the two divisions of the Borough
V as the weapons, with which loborrid ju boards, price Four Suillivgs and
faction fight against each other;
from these channels of informa-1 pretty nearly all the information, tion, knowing, as I do, how to ex- which, for present purposes, I retraci truth from their falsehoods, as quire. I wish, however, that those the bee knows how to extract honey of my friends, who very kindly from poison, I am able to judge supply me with newspapers,would pretty accurately of every material now and then send me a third occurrence in England, and to be newspaper, where matters are deable to say, with no great risk of tailed, the detail of which matters error, what is the real state of the is equally disagreeable to both country. You remember, that, a divisions of the Borough faction. few days after the Absolute-Power. The weekly paper, the OBSERVER, of-Imprisonment Act was passed, though far from being up to the you and I saw, in the Strand, mark in political principle, is, gé. Stewart and Perry meet, shake nerally, a very fair relalor of facts; hands, and enter, laughing, into and it frequently contains matter, conversation. I wish, with all very useful, and which watter my soul, that, at that time, some never finds its way into the afore. able painter could have drawn us mentioned vehicles of faction. I and them. What a contrast! But, wish to be furnished with this I trust, that the difference in the paper regularly; and, indeed, this appearance of our persons and is the paper, so copious as it is in that of these two squinting, down- all the branches of information, looking, sallow, doughy and dirty, whether for politicians or for mer. skinned njen; I trust that the dif: chants, that I should recommend ference in our persons, great as it to all persons out of England. was, was not a thousandth part so Besides these, if there be any par. great as the difference in our ticular paper, that you think I minds and hearts. · What! meet, ought to see, I beg you to have shake hands, laugh, and talk, at the goodness to point it out to the the very moment when the two publisher of my Register in Lonold battered hacks had just come don. As the session of Parliafrom their printing offices, where ment approaches, the schemers, they left, as we saw the next day, the political quacks, will all be at paragraphs most furiously assailing work with their pamphlets on the the motives and the conduct of each subject of remedies. I wish to be other! A writer of great fame, furnished with these; and the pubobserved, many years ago, that he lisher of the Register will know wondered bow two priests could very well how to provide for the acpass each other in the street with complishment of that wish. It is of out laughing. But these hacks of great consequence to me, and, I ours are far more unprincipled trust, it is of some consequence to than any priests that ever existed. the nation, that I should be thus They are far more shameless. furnished. For, though I know Give them but the wages of infamy, very well, that the schemers can and they are well content to pass invent nothing to prevent the cathrough the world, loaded with tastrophe, which I have all along the scorn of mankind. Neverthe-predicted, I should like to have, less, one being the tool of the fac. from time to time, an opportunity tion which is in, and the other of showing the folly of their being the tool of the faction which schemes. is out, kom their labours I derive It is my intention, before I have
closed my present public corre. I should only have to refer to it spondence with you, to hold up here, with regard to some of the to the execration, and, at the same effects of these intrigues; but, it time, to the ridicule of the country, is, perhaps, the best way to regard one of the most desperate of these the nation as being wholly ignoschemers, whose name is Tor rant of these intrigues, and to proRENS, and whose scheine contem- ceed to give a history of them acplates, in the year 1817, the trans. cordingly. portation of the people, because the I have been led to the discus. land is insufficient to bear food sion of this subject at present, by enough for them ; who proposes a paragraph, which I have seen to transport the labouring people, in a London paper, or rather' because there is a surplus of mouths, extracted from a London pawhen we all well recollect that the per, stating that “it is expectParliament, without a dissenting ed, that Lord Cochrane will voice, in 1816, ascribed the mise“ resign his seat in Parliaries of the country to a surplus of “ment, and will be succeeded by food. Ah! the tyrants are en- “ Mr. Roger O'CONNOR.” It is tangled; they are caught in the possible, that this is a mere idle net of their own_weaving; their rumour, especially with regard to despotic views and actions have the expectation of my Lord Cochbrought the nation into misery ; Rane’s resigning. But, while even that misery now threatens to over his Lordship’s intention is possible, whelm themselves, and, in their the intention of filling his place struggles to avoid destruction, by Mr. O'CONNOR; that is to say, they are exhibiting all the fool- the intention of the intriguers, is eries and all the inconsistencies of not only possible, but so very prothe madınan who is not yet reduced bable, that I think it to be my to a harmless state.
bounden duty to begin, without But, as being the matter, which loss of time, to caution the electors present appearances render of the of Westminsteragainst being made most pressing importance, I shall the dupes of any such dirty and address you, upon this occa- selfish intrigue. "It were a pretty sion, upon the subject of the in- jest, indeed, to think of bartering trigues of the Junto in Westminster. the seats of Westminster in this With those intrigues you and I manner! It shall not be done, have long been well acquainted; however, without a most strenuand it is time, now, that the nation ous effort on my part, and I am at large should be made acquainted sure it will not be done without with them also. For, now, every most strenuous efforts on your thing must be laid bare. The Bo- part, to prevent the success of so roughmongers have drawn their scandalous an attempt to destroy swords upon us. These intriguers the hope of seeing liberty revive are at with their stiletto; in England. and it would be folly indeed for In order that the nation at large us to keep on fighting in muffles. may be enabled fairly to judge as If I could be certain, that my last to this matter, I think it necessary Register, dated on the 10th of this to go here into a minute history month, would go before this, in of this Westminster Junto and of point of publication in England*, all its intrigues, down to the very * It was No. 37, published on the 20th Dec. ) time that I myself left England.
When I have so done, I shall en- thing more than a tool in the hands deavour to show, that the people of the Honourable Baronet, of of Westminster have now a great which fact I shall by and by- have stake in their hands; and that, in to remind you of numerous proofs. all human probability, more will This Committee, with Mr. depend upon them, as to the re- BROOKS always at its liead, has,
toration of the country's liber. however, retained very few of its ties, than upon any other body of original members, who were many people of equal number.
in number, several of them very The Junto in Westminster, con-able men, and all of them brought sists of a part of the persons who together by their zeal in the pubwere the managing Committee in lie cause, from the being animated Sir Francis Burdett's first election with which motive I by no means for that City. Of these, Mr. exclude Mr. BROOKS, who has SAMUEL BROOKS, glass-man, in no other faults, that I know of, the Strand, was, originally, the than those of being a very timid Chairman. When the first elec- man, with a great fondness to be tion was over, in causing the suc. thought in favour with the powercess of which no man had a tenth ful and the rich, with a good deal part so much to do as myself, I too much of conceit, and with a was of opinion, that the Com- little too much prudence for the mittee ought to dissolve itself; times and the cause. Of the because I foresaw, that, by be- whole of the original Committee, coming a sort of established body, I recollect none that remain, exo they would become possessed of cept Mr. Brooks' and Mr. powers, which they might make ADAMS, which latter does, I be. use of for mischievous purposes ; lieve, very seldom give his attenI foresaw that it would be impos. dance. I know that none of tlie sible to prevent them from inter- intrigues of which I am about to meddling as principals, when, in speak, have the countenance of fact, they ought to have consider- Mr. George HARRIS, who was ed themselves as merely the agents one of the most zealous, the most of the people. This was the active, and the most efficient, of opinion, also, of Mr. HORNE the original Committee. Mr. Tooke'; and I remember his ob Storch remains, I believe; but serving, that this Committee, con- whether he takes much of an sisting of men by no means' qua- active part I do not know. The Jified for the task, would become Committee, at present, is like one dictators to Sir Francis Bur- of those Regiments, that have DETT; and that he would then be been cut to pieces abroad, and come the Representative of a that is just come liome, being, as Committee, and not the Repre. the army term is, a Skeleton, cr, sentative of the great City of to speak in terms, perhaps, more Westminster. This, too, was, at appropriate, what remains of it that time, the opinion of Sir is the Rump of the old Committee. FRANCIS Burdert himself. Not. Mr. Brooks has often said, that withstanding these united opi- he and his son, and son-in-law, nions, however, the Committee has could form a Committee at ans lived along from that day to this; time. This is, indeed, a veritaand, I am very sorry to add, that, ble Rump! A worthy guide and of late years, they have been po-organ of the great City of West..