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No. II.

The Count de Lille a French Refugee
Halford House

signed Gordonius.

Bone has offered a Dutchy for your Head, he shall have it.

Mind, a good Boat and many of us Prisoners of War will seize on you, put you into it at Yarmouth you Enemy of Europe. A Man can die but once you Vagabond Louis.

No. III.

The Count Lille
Hartwell House


Your proceedings will not do, our intentions have been delayed in hopes of something being abjured or done on your part and the Prisoners of War your countrymen restored to their Native land our party encrease very strong against you and only temporize for a time, but many are near your Person of our Party which makes us sure of our designs. So if I do not get my Friends Home you shall be arrested, murdered, shot or slain. Charlotte Corday shall visit you first. You are at our Bar and renounce, adjure, or die by our hands.

making for the Coronation of their Majesties of Hayti, to take place on the following Sunday, previously to which a number of his favourite Generals were ennobled, some made Princes, some Dukes, some Counts, some Barons, some Chevaliers; this new creation could not but astonish the gaping multitude, little used to such sights, by the splendour of their appropriate dresses, some of purple, some of blue, some of white silk or satin, richly ornamented, whilst embroidered cloaks or mantles gracefully flowed from their shoulders, and their heads covered with gold laced hats, turned up in front with a button and plume, exhibited a likeness of the ancient nobility, as they are represented in some of our old paintings.-The previous matters being arranged, the ceremony that next took place was the consecration of the national standard or colours, which was performed with great pomp by the archbishop, who they say is a German, and a man of some erudition: but the grand business of all, and that which far outshines all the rest, was the coronation of their Majesties, which took place on Sunday the 2nd of June, in a large square called the Champ de Mars, where temporary canopies and coverings were This day, was erected for that purpose. ushered in by ringing of bells, bands of music, innumerable discharges of cannon, and every demonstration of joy. About seven o'clock, their Majesties in their state carriage, drawn by eight white horses, attended by Madame Dessalines, in her carriage and six, and the other nobility, in such carriages as they could procure, the brilliantly attired, proceeded to Champ de Mars, where his royal Majesty, with the Queen, left their carriage, and ascended a temporary throne, richly ornamented; here the King, having previously put a Crown of gold, richly furnished with precious stones, upon his head, now took it off, and delivered it, If there be any commotion among the with another for the Queen, into the hands People. The Populace know the Road to of the Archbishop, who crowned their the House you live at. Resign your pre-Haytian Majesties, with all the pomp and tensions, live in peace, or be overcome in L'Assyle.

No. IV.

Le Comte De Lille

Halford House near Aylesbury


You shall be attacked from us in our Prison Wincanton, Crediton, Tiverton, and other Places.

His Highness's
Duke de Berri

or De Condé


De Lille

No. V.


Given at our association of Warning. (Here follows an offer of a reward of 2001. for discovery.)

HAYTI, (St. Domingo)-Coronation of the Negro King and Queen, 2nd June,


At Cape François (Cape Henry now) great preparations were, on the 27th May,

ceremonies used on such great occasions. Thus graced by the diadem, to which also into the royal tent, with the Archbishop they added grace, this august pair retired and some of the great officers of state, and there received the holy sacraments; which being finished, their Majesties descended, and having taken their carriage, attended in the same manner, returned to the Palace, where they held a Levee, and receiyed the congratulations of the No

bility and Gentry, on the auspicious oc- established in our kingdom, do not concasion, and also the compliments of Cap-form to the regulations of the 15th of Octain Douglas and Captain O'Grady of the tober, 1801, which forbid them to sell in British Navy, whose ships were seen at retail the cargoes they receive. That anchor in the port. After the Levee, at frequent complaints have been made to us about two o'clock, their Majesties and the by the foreign merchants relative to the Nobility, in the same order of procession, difficulty of recovering the amount of their repaired to another square, where under goods disposed in retail, to Haytian shopthe shade of the entwined boughs, well keepers: Wishing to put an end to all such arranged for the purpose, a repast, con- complaints, and afford to foreign traders sisting of 600 covers, was prepared, to greater facility for the recovering, from which all the English and American mer- Haytian shop-keepers, the amount of the chants were invited, and where Captains sales of the cargoes confided to them. We Douglas and O'Grady had the first places have ordered and do order what follows: of honour. At this entertainment, the-Art. I.-We renew, as far as is necesKing, rising from his seat, gave the following toast: " My Brother, the King of Great Britain," which was drank with three times three; to which he added, " may he prosper and be successful against Buonaparte, and continue the barrier between that tyrant and this kingdom." The next toast was given by the Archbishop, "The King of Hayti," which was also drank with three times three. After this their Majesties returned in the same order to the Palace, before which a great body of troops, to the number of near ten thousand, paraded for a long time, every company preceded by its band of music, which, together with the incessant firing of guns, ringing of bells, and rude shouts of the populace, almost stupified the senses. The Royal Cavalcade then took a ride about the town, and scattered money in great profusion among the people; and the business of this great day was at length concluded with splendid illuminations, and an Opera at the Theatre. On Monday, 3rd of June, high mass was celebrated, and the Te Deum sung, at the Cathedral; after, which their Majesties had a Levee, and received the compliments of the Nobility and Gentry, and the evening was concluded with illuminations, and a Comedy at the Theatre. HAYTI. Royal Ordinance.- Renewing the prohibitions made to foreign Merchants, established in our Kingdom, to sell in re

sary, the prohibitions made in the abovementioned Ordinance, of the 15th October, 1804, to all Captains of foreign vessels arriving in any of the ports of our kingdom, of selling their cargoes in retail to either shop keepers or individuals.-II.-No foreign merchant, who shall have vessels consigned to him, shall be permitted to sell the cargoes to another foreign merchant, nor have them sold by retail by women in their keeping; and three months, begin. ning the first instant, is allowed to those to whom this may apply, to set off their stock, and close their stores.-III.-The foreign merchants shall not be allowed to sell a smaller quantity of merchandize than what are here designated, to wit: 10 barrels beef, 10 ditto pork, 25 cases soap, 10 ditto candles, 10 firkins butter, 10 ditto lard, 10 baskets or boxes sweet oil, 8 do. codfish, 20 cases do. 20 bls. flour, 5 pipes wine, 10 cases do. 6 bls. lamp oil, 5 hhds. beer or porter, hats, shoes, &c. or the case or bbl. cheese and hams of bacon wholesale, cordials, do. dry goods by the bale, case, trunk, bbl. hhd. without retailing any by the piece or ell.—IV.— Whomsoever shall act in contravention to the present Ordinance shall forfeit 3,000 dollars for the first offence; and in case of a repetition, double that sum, and three months imprisonment.-We do order that these presents, to which is affixed our Royal Seal, be addressed to all the courts authorities; that they be entered on their and tribunals of justice, and administrative Merchan-records; that they observe them, and cause them to be observed throughout the kingdom; and that our Minister of Justice be charged with its execution.-Done at Cape Henry, the 19th June, 1811, year 8 of the independence. HENRY.

tail the cargoes consigned to them, and to
fix the quantity of each kind of
dize they are to sell.

Henry I, by the grace of God, and of the constitutional Law of the State, to all whom these presents may come greeting: Being inforined that the foreign merchants

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"There is now nothing that the Prince may wish to do for any one attached to his person (so that "the party to be served meddle not with politics), which will not be readily and cheerfully done. Nay, "I should not wonder, if Mr. Tierney and another or two were to be admitted into the buildings at "Whitehall; but, as for the Ministry-Makers, the men of "stake," never will they again put their "noses into those buildings. But, at the end of a year, the Restrictions will expire." So they "will; but, a year is a long while: many things happen in a year; and if all other matters hold toge**ther till February next, Mr. Perceval must be a very lame man indeed if he be not then more power"ful than he now is, and if the Prince have not much stronger reasons for keeping him than he had for "choosing him."-POLITICAL REGISTER, Vol. XIX. page 311, Feb. 6, 1811.




COL. M'MAHON'S SINECUre. now nearly twenty years the people of this "most thinking nation," as the sinecure placeman, Lord Stormont, once called them, at the beginning of the French Revolution; for now nearly twenty years, this most thinking people have been told, that it is necessary for them to give their money freely, in order to save them and their dear wives and children from the horrible effects of Jacobinical principles, from confusion and uproar, from robbery, violation and murder, and, what has been still more loudly insisted on, from atheism. It was very difficult, to be sure, for any people to see in what way their giving their money could preserve them from atheism. Yet, this thinking, this "most thinking nation" do seem to have believed the fact; and, I trust, that our children, in speaking of it, will not forbear from those expressions of contempt, for which so degrading a fact, a fact so disgraceful to human intellect, calls with so audible a voice. Yes, let it be remembered; let it be told through the world; and let it be handed down to posterity, that the people of England were told by Old George Rose and many others, who were receiving large sums annually out of the public money in the way of sine cures and pensions; that by these men the people of England were unblushingly told, that, to preserve them and their chil. dren from atheism, they must continue to make pecuniary sacrifices; and, Oh! indelible disgrace! the people of England, or, at least, many of them, believed what was thus told them; or, which is still worse, they affected to believe it, in order to disguise their baseness in keeping silence under such an abominable insult.-And yet we affect to despise those who give priests money to say masses for them: we affect


to laugh at those who give their money at the shrines of Saints, with a view of thereby obtaining safety to their souls. But, is there in this any thing so absurd, so despicably stupid, so wretchedly base, as for a whole nation, or, at least, a great majority of it, to believe, or affect to believe, that it was necessary to give immense sums of money to sinecure placemen and pensioners, in order to preserve the nation in the enjoyment (to use a phrase of Old George Rose) of the blessed comforts "of religion?" George, who was, I believe, about thirty years ago, a purser of a man of war, now, together with one of his sons, receives from the public, upwards of TEN THOUSAND POUNDS a year. They have been in the receipt of a sum equal to this for nearly twenty years past; and a considerable portion of it is to be paid them for life; George, who has, during the war against France, written upon the subject of politics, has, in these his writings, told the most thinking people of England, that, they had their choice, either to make great pecuniary sacrifices, or, to be deprived of the blessed comforts of religion, and to be made atheists: that is to say, that if they did not give their money freely, they would be damaed to all eternity.- This is the fair, the clear, the indubitable meaning of that part of his writings which I here allude to; and which I would quote at full length, had I not done it so lately, in my letters to the People of Salisbury.George may have done no more than many others, and no more than is done by every Methodist Preacher who wants to live well upon the labour of his truly sheep-like flock. But, what shall be said of the people of England, who believed him, or affected to believe him? What shall be said of their stupidity, or their baseness? The little child, in Somersetshire, who

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lately gave a Witch money to prevent her from tormenting her, is not to be laughed at by "this most thinking people;" and, indeed, I can form an idea of no folly, of no stupidity, of no baseness, equal to this belief, or affectation of belief, on the part of the people of England.Let us take one more look backward before we go forward.The people of France, whom we had, for ages, called slaves, had risen upon their masters. They had declared that they would no longer be slaves. They had refused any longer to be compelled to bake their bread at other mens' ovens and to pay a toll for it. The poor had refused to make the roads, without being paid for it, for the rich to ride upon. The farmer and the land-owner had resolved to kill game upon their own property and possessions without being liable to be punished for it, and they had also resolved that others should no longer come there and kill their game and destroy their property with impunity. The people of France had resolved no longer to give one tenth part of all the fruits of the earth to priests and monks. These resolutions were no sooner known in England, than, by some, a cry was set up, that the French were about to destroy all religion, and social order, and to make all the world Atheists! There seemed to be no connection between the two things. It seemed not to be at all necessary, that Atheism should be the consequence of an abolition of feudal tyranny and ecclesiastical exactions; but the most thinking people of England were persuaded to believe that this consequence was a necessary one, and they acted accordingly. They have, from that day to this been carrying on a war against France, which war, though its object was changed, was begun as a war against principles, as a war against Atheism, as a war, to use the words of George Rose, for the preservation of " the "blessed comforts of religion."—The consequences of having thus acted are now before us and are fast coming upon us. This war, from sixteen millions a year, has swelled our taxes to seventy millions a year. It has spread misery amongst the poor from one end of the kingdom to the other. It has caused many thousands of the most industrious and enterprising people to emigrate from the country. It has caused the current coin of the realm to give place to a degraded paper currency. It has, in short, been productive of every evil that a nation can experience.--In looking forward, I should have been happy

to be able to say that I saw a prospect of a change of system; but truth compels me to say, that I now see no such prospect.- When his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales was constituted Regent, all the persons with whom I had an opportu¬ nity of conversing upon the subject, were very anxious in their hopes that great changes might be expected. They saw in the character of the Prince, generally, what they regarded as good grounds of such an expectation. They had, indeed, no proof that he would adopt a new system; but they thought, that experience, that what he himself had seen; they thought that what has passed upon the continent of Europe held forth such a lesson to him, that, together with what they regarded as the bent of his own disposition, a very material change must take place. At any rate they thought it fair and just not to be too hasty in expressing any fears that should arise of his pursuing the old system. They thought it just to give him full time, and to make due allowances for the difficulties of his situation. But, though they expected little from him during the continuance of the restrictions; though they expected nothing of any consequence to be done, they had a right to expect, that every newthing which essentially partook of the present system, would, as far as lay with the Prince, be left undone.

-It was with no less grief than surprise, therefore, that they saw, amongst the first of the Prince's acts, the restoration of the Duke of York to his former situation. In this restoration they thought they perceived a sort of earnest of what they had to expect in future; but still, it was the first act of hostility to their wishes, and they were willing, if possible, to consider it rather as the offspring of fraternal affection than as that of political system. But, when they saw the heir of Lord Melville, which heir had always belonged to the set of men at present in power; when they saw this man made the successor of his father in his sinecure places; when they saw this and looked back to the history of Lord Melville and considered what he had done to the country, it brought into their minds Pitt and the whole system, and they could not help fearing, that, by this act, his Royal Highness had irrevocably declared himself the supporter of that system.If, however, they still doubted, could they possibly doubt, after the appointment of Colonel M Mahon? In the case of the Duke of York, the boon was to a Brother, and though the relation ought

to be sunk in the Sovereign, the triumph of of Commons, at the same time that the the former will, except in very monstrous pay is voted for the army. The pensions

cases, be excused. In the case of Lord Melo are paid at the War-office by a clerk upon ville it might be said that the Prince yielded the establishment of that War-office, who to the importunities of the ministry; that receives one hundred pounds a year, for it was a place destined to be the reward transacting the whole of the business.of political men; and, in short, that, to Yet, strange to tell! Or, at least, it would give it contrary to the wishes of the minis- be strange to tell, in any other country but try, would have been the same thing as to this, there are a Paymaster and a Deputy quarrel with the ministry and turn them Paymaster, neither of whom performs any out, or rather worse. These are pitiful duty whatever connected with this office, excuses for such an act; pitiful as they or, at most, the deputy, alone, has any are, however, there are none such to offer thing at all to do with it. The deputy, for the appointment of Colonel M‘Mahon, which is odd enough, is not paid by the who, it is well known, has been an attendant paymaster himself, but by the public, and about the Prince's person for a great num- the paymaster has only to pay one of the ber of years; who would not, therefore, clerks in the War-office, who, as I said behave accepted of the office without the fore, really does all the business. --This Prince's cordial approbation, and who, post, then, of Paymaster of Widows Penindeed, must have been selected for the of- sions, is a complete sinecure ; that is to Aice by the Prince himself; or, at least, say, it is a name of a place made use of the circumstances of the case are such as for the purpose of giving a man so much fairly to warrant this conclusion. This a year out of the public money for doing being the case, the appointment is a pretty nothing at all. And now let us see, then, fair criterion of what the nation has to ex how much it is that Colonel M‘Mahon is to pect, in this way, at least, at the hands of have annually. Last year, General Fox, his Royal Highness. Let us, then, en who had the office from his childhood to quire, what is the nature of this office, the day of his death ; General Fox, (the which has been given to Colonel M.Ma- brother of Mr. Fox) who held the place, hon, what are the profits of it, and what and sucked in its profits from the first year are his pretensions to it. The title of of the King's reign to the fifty-first year the office is that of Paymaster of Widows of his reign, and who is now succeeded by Pensions. The widows of officers who Colonel M.Mahon; General Fox, during are killed in the land service have certain the last year, sucked in a neat two thoupensions allowed them as mentioned in sand seven hundred pounds, from this ofthe note below.* These pensions are paid fice, while, at the same time, he had a most out of money voted annually by the House lucrative command abroad. The profits

of the office vary with the number of wiRates of Annual Pension to the Wi-dows, who, of course, increase in propor.. dows of Officers of the Land Forces; the tion to the increase of the army, and the same to commence from the 25th of June, number and destructiveness of the battles, 1806.

£. s. d. in which that army is engaged, or in proColonel ........

Ooportion to the success of hardships and Lieutenant Colonel ...... 60 0 0 disease. That these profits have gone on Major ......

50 0 Captain .......

40 00 Physician having died previFirst Lieutenant

30 0 0 ously to the 25th June, 1806, Second Ditto ....


or dying on or subsequently Cornet........

26 0 0 without having served abroad Ensign.....

26 0 0
as such

30 0 Paymaster 30 0 0 Purveyor.

30 0 0 Adjutant 30 0 0 District Paymaster

30 0 0 Quarter Master 26 0 0 Surgeon.............

30 0 0 Surgeon 30 0 Apothecary

26 0 0 Assistant Surgeon.. 26 0 Deputy Purveyor.

20 Veterinary Surgeon... 20 0 0 Hospital Mate who has served Chaplain ......


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20 0 0 abroad as such................... 20 0 0 Physician dying subsequently

Commissary at 20s. per Day... 30 0 0 to the 24th June, 1806, after

Ditto at 15s, ditto. 26 0 0 having served abroad as such 40 0 0 Ditto at 10s, ditto........ 20 0 0


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