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At the close of the meeting, which for the effects of that mortification, which, was so tumultuous through the effurts. I hope, led your tongue beyond the cool of the loyal party (as they call them. dictates of your mind. selves) that for a considerable time no

I am, Sir, man could hear his neighbour speak

Your most bumble and that at last no one knew what

And most ubedient Servant,

W. COBAETI. was done, Cobbelt was chaired to his inn; and at this period of the

Sirtransaction, we shall take up his

I bave received your answer own words, in his Weekly Political which leares no alternative except that of Pamphlet, of Saturday March 15, my insisting on that satisfaction which youaddressed “ To the Good and True owe ine as a Gentle pan, and which I wish Men of Hampshire :"

you would empower some friend to arrange

this evening. “While this was going on, while

I am Sir your obedient Servant all was joy and exultation in our breasts,

JJ Lockhart very different were the feelings of

March 11, 1817-Lockhart the Brave. He had come to

I shall remain in Winchester this evening ine in the Grand Jury Chamber soon after I had charged him so justly with for this purpose until 8 o clock and a friend

will deliver this Letter to you, to accept foul misrepresentation.' He said, he

your arrangementhad not been accustomed to receive

To Wm. Cobbett, Esq., language like that. I told him to come to me after the meeting was over.

Winchester, 11th March, 1817 As we were going out of the Chamber Sir, he came again. The thing would

If I could stay here another day, admit of no delay. I told him

to come I would amuse myself with some fun with to the inn. He did so, with two men

you, but having business of more importance as witnesses. I then told him, that I

on hand, I must beg of you to renew your would have no communication with pleasant correspondence, upon our arrival

in town. In the meanwhile I remain, , him, except it was in writing. They

Your most obedient wanted to sit down in the room, where

And most humble Servant, Mr. Goldsmith, Mr. Hunt and other

WM. COBBETT. gentlemen were with me; but this I cold them that I would not suffer, and Now, my good neighbours, a few bade them go out of the room. They plain facts will enable you to form a did so; and then a correspondence took perfectly correct judgment of this man's place, which I insert here word for word conduct and character.- FIRST, he and letter for letter, and, if the Learned knew that I had written many essays Friend should feel sore at seeing his reprobating, in the strongest terms, the agitation exposed in his illiterate notes, practice of duelling. - SECOND, he let him thank his own folly and im- knew that I had held it as a species of pudence for the exposure.

suicide for a man, in my situation, to Sir

fight a duel, seeing that if one missed as you requested me to put in me, another would be found, 'till some writing the object of my requesting a meet

one should hit me.-THIRD (and this ing with you, I beg to inforın you it was

was his rock of safety) he knew well with a view to your retracting the word that if I accepted of his challenge, I must fuul which you applied to we, by stating I instantly forfeit five thousand pounds had been guilty of a foul misrepresentation" sterling. He knew this well, for he, I did not hear whether you said “ of your, who is a Lawyer, mind, knew that I language or intentions—I am Sir your obe- had been bound in recognizances for dient Servant

seven years

from the

year 1812.- This JJ Lockhart

was his safeguard! You often hear of IV inchester, 11th March, 1817. people, who are going to fight duels,

taken before magistrates and lound over. I did not say that it was a " foul" he knew, and well knew, that I was


puts an end to the affair. But nnisrepresentation," which you had made, but the foulési misrepresentation that bound over before hand, and in a mnonever was made by mortal man," an opinion strous and ruinous sum; and, when which I still entertain, and always sball, you are told that he brought two wit until you shall fully express your sorrow nesses with him, you will easily guess



wiła, were his real intentions. When mistake, having found in a few inshen mean to fight, they go to work in stances that names have been sent to a very different way: They send a me of persons as subscribers, who single friend to tell the pariy of it in a had indeed expressed a good-will to whisper. They do not go to the party the undertaking, but had not designed and take tuu wilnesses with them. to subscribe. They do not run blustering about and

J. T. RUTT. inaking a noise. And my real belief ·ba, that if I had done any thing which would have amounted in a breach of

By the report of the proceedings of the peace ; if I had accepted of a chal- the Court of Chancery, we learn that lenge, and had appointed a time 10

Mr. Sonthey, the Poet Laureate, has tighi, Lockhart the Brave wonld have acknowledged Wut Tyler, (Reviewed laken care to have us both bonnd over, p. 172), to be his production, and has and would have also taken care that applied for an injunction against this breach of the peace should have Messrs. Sherwood and Co, the bookcost me five thousand pounds! This sellers, to stop the sale. His counsel is my belief; b'xt you have the facts said, “ So sensible was Mr. Southey before you, and I leave you to judge of the indecency, impropriety and for yourselves."

dangerous tendency of the work, that

he had thought it right to undergo It is a singular circumstance that be his own production, in order that

the disgrace of acknowledging it to none of the almanacks notice the now it might be suppressed.". It came out retuming direction of the Magnetic that it was written in 1794, and Needle towards the North. In the year 1057 it pointed due North, but sellers, who refused to publish it.

offered by Mr. Southey to two booka. has been 160 years increasing in de The Lord Chancellor would clension Westward: last year it attained a declensiori of 25, and it is grant an injunction, because Mr. now receding back again to the Norih. work which, though his own, is se

Southey can claim no property, in a

ditious and wicked. Mr. Southey Dr. Priestley's Works.

must therefore make interest with the Clapton, March 23, 1817.

Attorney General to prosecute the SIR.-I BEG leave to inforın those seller of his poem! of your readers who have encouraged, or niay intend to encourage the proposed edition of Dr. Priesiley's Theo- Address of the Dissenting Ministers to logical Works, that the subscribers

the Prince Regent ; with His Royal now amount to 160, and that the Highress's Answer. copies for which they have subscribed At a special meeting of the Disare 174.

senting Ministers of the Three DenoAs the subscriptions required 10 minations of London and Westcomplete the number of 200 copies minster, it was agreed to address the are only 26, I ain willing to hope Prince Regent on the late outrage : that such would be soon procured, if the following are the address and those who have testified iheir appro- answer :bation of the project by their own “ To liis Royal Highness George subscriptions, would subnit to the Prince of Wales, Regent of the trouble of a little further exertion. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Any subscriptions which they may Ireland. receive, I request them to remnii to ne Muy it please your Royal Highness in the wav proposed in your last vo We His Majesty's most dutiful and lume, p. 689, before the 20th of next loyal sunjects, the Protestant Dissenimonth, as I must, by that time, at ing Ministers of the Three Denomifurthest, send you for insertion the nations, residing in and about the list of subscribers.

Cities of London and Westminster, I shall be obliged to those of the beg permission to approach your 160 subscribers who have not paid Roval' Ilighness, to express our abtheir subscriptions, if they will remit herrerice of the atrocious tein to me, thrut there may be no committed against your Royal Highet VOL. *11.

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ness, when exercising one of the public tranquillity, and on your steady most important functions of your attachment to our invaluable constí. elevated office.

tution." “ As ministers of the peaceful and The Deputation went up to Carlton beneficent religion of our holy Re- House on the same day as the Clergy deeiner, we feel ourselves bound pub- of London, and were introduced imlicly to declare our detestation of every mediately after thein. They were act that tends to endanger the traii- graciously rcceired; that is, they had quillity of our country, the authority the honour of kissing the Prince Re. of the laws, and the stability of the gent's band. constitution : and we are solicitous to express to your Royal Ilighness our deep conviction, that to promote the

FOREIGN knowledge and the sincere practice

RELIGIOU3. of that religion, to the advancement and diffusion of which we have con. Opening for an Unitarian Minister, at secrated our lives, will ever be found Pittsburgh, on the Ohio. : the inost efficacious rneans of pre- The following application has been venting political disorder, and of pro- made to Mr. Aspluud by Jr. B. Bakemoting the peace and happiness of all well, Pittsburgh classes of the coinmunity, from the "A minister of Unitarian principles, lowest to the most exalted.

if y

young and pot indisposed to atiend "His Majesty's Protestant Dissenting to education in the superior branches, subjects were among the earliest, and would have the expences of his passage have always been among the most and journey paid and might depend on faithful adherents to your Royal High respectable support." ness's illustrious family. We are Mr. Bakewelt thinks that a compe. deeply sensible of the many blessings tency would immediately be had, will

which our fathers and ourselves have a prospect of improvement. enjoyed under the Princes of the

House of Brunswick : and we fervently pray, that the future glories of Increase of Unitarians in Europe.. your Royal Highness's government, apd that of your descendants, may

be [The following extract is from one signalized by the uninterrupted enjoy week in January, of Galiniani's Mes

of the nuinbers of the first or second ment of rational liberty, pure religion and universal happiness.

senger, a daily paper, and the only En. Signed on behalf of the body by the glish one, published in Paris

. The Deputation

extract was taken at the time of the

publication and has been put into our Dr. Rees Mr. T. Thomas hands by a friend just returned from Dr. Rippon Mr. Coates


Ed.) Mr. Morgan Dr. Collyer

“ M. Empaytax, Citizen of Geneva, Dr. Rutledge Mr. Burder

who accompanied the Baroness KrudeMr. Clayton Mr. Hughes ner in her travels, has published a Dr. Winter Mr. Barrett pamphlet in which he accuses the Mr. Ford Mr. Brooksbank ministers of Geneva of being Socinians. Mr. Newman Mr. Ivimey

It is certain that this sect, aided at Mr. Belsham Mr. Lane. different times by men of acknowledged Dr. Pye Smith

learning, has progressively and insenTo the above Address, His Royal sibly spread over all Europe : and it is Highness delivered the following An not unlikely that if the world should swer, in the Closet at Carlton House, change its religion (for all things change on Wednesday, March 5, 1817.

in time), the most probable means of "I thank you for this loyal and that event will be obtained from the dutiful address. The sentiinents

Socinian and Unitarian sects, which, which you have expressed on ite by first denying the divinity of Christ, Jate flagrant violation of the laws arc may, in proportion as they advance, highly satisfactory to me and I rely efface froin ihe world the Christian with confidence on your earnest $o-,

religion !" licitude for the maintenance of the


The Inquisition.

and committed a thousand extravaAs article from Rome, dated the Gancies, which would have ended it Ith of January, says, “The Tribunal

is impossible to say where, if some of of the Holy Oflice will, it is said, be the municipality had not already mnoidified in the course of 1817, so as

spread the report that the Communion to render its functions the same as

cup, &c, had been found. The whole chose of ordinary tribunals, it appear sie trarato, and returned to their own

population exclaimed, Nostro Signore ing dangerous to the government to support a body now become useless, abodes. Some houses were pillaged, and which is considered to be armed and some individuals ill-treated. The against human reason.

The Inquisi- day after, when the falsity of the tion may be said to exist no longer.

report was known, the people, who shewed symptoms of wishing to re

the preceding scenes, Protestant Church at Rome.

were restrained by the presence of the By a letter from Rome we learn troops of the line, and the campagnati

or militia, who had been prudently that a meeting was held in that city assembled. The processions, how. on the 27th of December, by the ever, continue every day, nor do English residents there to consider the they dare to open the tribunals or case of the suffering poor in England, shops, to work in the port, &c. Even when it was resolved to make a gene. the soldiers have covered their arms ral subscription for that purpose, and with crape." to remit the sanie to the society at the A Letter from Messina of a later Thatched House. A previous meet- date announces that the cup has been ing had been held, (the Marquis of really found and tranquillity entirely Lansdowne in the Chair,) to take re-established. into consideration the relief also of the poor of Rome, when it was agreed to apply the produce of the sacramental English Church at Brussels. collection after the service on the Brussels, Dec. 31.-What scandal, following sunday.

what divisions, what spirit of party is Dec. 29. This day was opened the there in this world! The English first regular place of worship in the colony at Brussels desires to have a City of Rome, in the Foro Trajano: place of religious worship established, the public duties of the day concluded in which they may adore the Supreme by a collection at the door for the Being after the forms of the English poor at Rome, which amounted to

Church : nothing can be more natural upwards of £120.

or more edifying; but the chiefs of this holy enterprise, illustrious noble

men, marquisses and lords, do not Religious Fanaticism in Sicily.

choose to be mingled in the crowd; (Extract of a private letter from they desire, even in the house of God, Messina, Dec. 14:) - We were all to be separated from what is called the witnesses of an event which might swinish multitude. A regulation is have produced fatal consequences. made, which decides, that people On the 10th the Communion cup, shall pay at the entrance of the church with the Host, was plundered from as at the entrance of a theatre; that the Church of St. Auforne. The those who pay shall be conveniently whole town was in movement; the seated on handsome chairs, painted people ordered the gates to be shut : blue and red; and that the Christian neither coffee-house, nor shop; nor canaille, if perchance any should theatre was left open. The streets appear, should he placed in the back were crowded with processions, and ground, in an obscure corner, where the church belis set a ringing. The they should stand, seeing there is populace obliged the old infirm arch- there neither chair nor bench. bishop to accompany the processions ; This corner of the temple remained he had at last the good fortune to es- empty for some time; but at last one cape in a convent. The people were fine Sunday morning there came a absolutely furious; they passed through pious old woman; she is asked for her the city with corches, menaced to set ticket; she has none; she is then are to the houses of the unbelievers; desired to pay a franc in money; she

has not a peony; immediately she is is saying a great deal ; for in England, sent into the despised corner: she, if you wish to know what you ough however, resigns herself patiently to to think of a man, you ask what is ne hear the word of God. But the worth 2- £50,000 sterling, more or tearted preacher is eloquent-his ser- less, but the estimate is always made mon is dreadfully long. He is from in money.-- Extracted from " Le Lithat country where the parliamentary berale. orators take pride in speaking four or five hours together. The poor woman

MISCELLANEOUS. faints away. The Philanthropist, an English paper,

The French are about 10 send a printed at Brussels, takes the liberty corvette from Brest, upon a voyage of of publishing these circumstances, general discovery, but especially with and even leans rather to the popular a view to the finding in the Southern side of the question--a foolish con

Ocean some place proper for such a duet, which leads neither to fortune settlement as our's at Botany Bay. por glory. The journalist, however, seems a well-informed man; he ought

A curious and interesting monument to know that the partisans of ihe of antiquity has been lately found popular cause have never succeeded. among the excavations made near the They all come to a bad end. To temple of Jupiler Stator at Rome. It

please at court, one must write in is a fragment of the consular annals, French like The Oracle, and in En- which till up one of the chasms of glish like The Courier or Times; but those that are already preserved, and if, like The Philanthropist, you in- comprises the years between 290 to sinuate that men, who are every

300, from the foundation of thc city. where so unequal, are not so before God, and ought not lo be so at

NOTICE. church, you will draw on yourself The Annual Meeting of the Souththe hatred of all those who set up for ERN UNITARIAN FUND Society, patrons. They will leave you as they will be on Wednesday, April the 9th, do the poor journalist, who, for some at the Unitarian Chapel in the High days past, inserts in each of his papers Street, Portsmouth. The serinon in letters from Lord such a one to Sir the morning by the Rev. W. Hughes, such a one, who tell him not to send of the Isle of Wight. There will also them his journal any longer; that be a lecture in the erening for which they withdraw their subscriptions, &c. a preacher has not yet been obtained ; who will indemnify him? Not so is but it is hoped Mr. Bennett may take the woman---she is worth nothing; that it in his way from Poole. is to say, she has no inoncy; which Portsmouil, March 23, 1817. MONTHLY RETROSPECT of PUBLIC AFFAIRS;


The Christian's Survey of the Political World,

GREAT BRITAIN presents at this sures must be tried. The experiment is time a melancholy appearance both in a assuredly of a very dangerous nature, and political and a moral point of view. In time alone can develope all the causes the former light it sbews evident sigas of wbich have produced this very extraordinary overstrained powers wbicb now render the situation, and justify or condemn the state patient feeble and exhausted. This bas pbysicians. created a considerable degree of dissatis A vast body of petitions have been prefaction, and it has been thought necessary sented to the House of Commons; more to put him for a time in a straight waist than upon any occasion have been laid on coat, lest he should, as it is supposed, do its table, if we may use that expression bimself an injury. This mode of treatment when they literally cover the floor, Many does not satisfy every one who considers have been rejected, but the remainder the nature of the case, some deeming that contain such a multitude of signatures, as the cure of the present evils would have may fairly shew the House that the spirit been easier effected by more gentle treat of their demands pervades the whole kingment, whilst others are firmly persiaded dom. They may be referred to two points, that for some time at least sigorous mea - the lessening of the burden of taxation and

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