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telli, one of the witnesses, and one of the subordinate agents of the Milan Commission, was not forthcoming to be confronted: he had been sent to Milan to tell the friends of all the other witnesses that they were safe, and under the especial protection, patronage, and favour of the King of England, in the palace of Cotton Garden, where his most gracious Majesty had prepared a most extensive kitchen for them, and had even condescended to forego his coronation for the better accommodation of these his favorites. And lo! this Rastelli has been so well fed and pampered in this palace, that the mere journey to Milon, and the change of climate, had occasioned a fermentation from his late gormandizing, and he has a violent fever, and has been obliged to lose a great deal of blood to reduce him to his wonted condition; so that there is no hope that Signor Rastelli will ever be able to return to England to make his exit with his companions. This is a well-finished business on both sides, but the contrast is great.

The last experiment which Gifford, Copley, Lauderdale, Donoughmore, Ellenborough, and Limerick, the more impudent agents of this bill, have tried, was to exhaust the Queen's witnesses by a long cross-examination, and all about the most trivial matters. These fellows have been well-schooled in the brothels of the metropolis, or they could never have submitted themselves so much to the public indignation, for the sake of the chance of an additional title, and a greater share of the public plunder. They have shewn a complete qualification for the rank of bullies to the royal brothel, and no doubt will be able to find a comfortable living in some of the Italian Palazzaes, under the superintendance of Majocchi, Rastelli, Demont, and Sacchi. Every species of insult that those fellows could devise, they heaped on Lieutenant Hownam, because they could not make him prevaricate. Questions altogether foreign to the business ; questions as to whether he would allow his wife to do this, that, and the other thing, which at the time they were quite irrelevant to the business, would never have proceeded from the mouth of a gentleman. If any thing could add to the general indignation of the conduct of the King towards the Queen, it has been the conduct of some of the Lords in the course of the enquiry. A cockpit, a tennis-court, nay, a brothel, never held together such a set of indecent fellows.

There is not one vice that the king can put his hand to his heart and say I am innocent of. He has inherited the gross obolinacy of his father, the avarice and mcanness of his mo

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ther, without any of their domestic qualities, and to this he has added all that vice has taught or conjectured. The Queen has cast him at her feet, and if she attempts to lift him up, she will inevitably degrade herself. She stands on the pinnacle of fame, an injured and persecuted female, whose virtue has been scrutinized by a fiery ordeal, and has come out as brilliant as the noon-day's sun.

The filth of Carlton House she must not meddle with, if she wishes to retain her high character. Justice will not be done unless her persecutors are put upon their trial, for whilst they hold the purse strings of the nation they will never cease to harrass, to torment, and to calumniate her. Injured innocence is a mirror that the profligate and vicious despot cannot bear to look upon. He reads his own hateful character whilst be contemplates the sullerer, and in the agony of his mind would dash it to pieces and commence new revels.

It is difficult to say much on this business: every day becomes an age, and the news of yesterday is lost sight of by the more important intelligence of to-day. Writing at a distance from London, we labour under great disadvantage, and it is vain to meddle with any other subject in a political work, as the affair of the Queen has absorbed every other feeling, and justly so. This affair has become the rallying point for every species of reformation, and every other subject seems to stand connected with it. If the Queen adheres to the spirit of the answers to her addressers, we have nothing left to desire: they embrace every topic that is desirable and that is conducive to the interest and welfare of man in society. She has now the power to do much good to this country, and much is expected from her.

Her enemies are become desperate, and every manævre is in request to thwart her power and influence. They are forging the most inflammatory handbills and placards in the name of her friends, calling on the people for an immediate insurrection, but fortunately this villainy has been traced to its source, and is from the immediate vicinity of. Carlton House. The magistrates of Bow-street have m'de themselves partners in the business, for when the real offender was detected and in cilstody, they let him go without an examination or without bail! There is no such thing as equal law or equal justice in this country, and there never has been any thing of the kind: it is all partial and factious. A poor boy is sent to prison to hard labour for three months for distributing a bill which lie could not read, whilst the author and employer of

that boy, is rescued from justice by the very magistrates who comugitted the boy! Those Police offices must all come down, they have ever been, and will ever be so many nurseries for crime. The persons employed in them fatten on the accumulation of misery and crime, and cherish it.

It is to be hoped that the mass of the people have sufficient good sense not to be entrapped into any thing like an insurrection set on foot by the enemies of the Queen. Those enemies know well that an insurrection would blast all our hopes, and give them new power and vigour. They are trying every effort to force it, but, fellow-countrymen, now is the moment when a little patience will be of the greatest future advantage to you. Your enemies will destroy themselves if you leave them alone a few weeks longer, but if you attack them, they will have a chance of making great havoc among you, and of strengthening themselves. Stand still a little longer, and you will prosper and succeed in all ypur

wishes. Let it be understood that we have no enemies but those in the cabinet and their voluntary and immediate agents; those men are not our enemies who have been occasionally arrayed against us, they have not acted from their own dispositions, and as soon as you are powerful enough to protect them, they will hold out their hands to you and assist you. It is not to be expeeted that they will do it, whilst their present employers retain the power of punishing them or of putting them to death. There is a class of men in 80ciety on whom every thing depends, be careful nor to offer unbecoming and unnecessary insult.

Now is the moment that courage requires prudence and judgment: every thing bids fair to crown the long indulged hopes of the Reformers and all bids fair to effect those desires without bloodshed or violence of any kind. We would not say this if we did not seriously feel it; at any period before the arrival of the Queen we would have recommended other measures, but the scene has changed although the performance is the same.

EDITOR.

TO THE EDITOR.

London, Sep. 24th, 1820, SER,

As a reader and admirer of your Republican, I hope you wilt excuse this freedom.

A Unitarian friend, with whom I have frequent discussions in de fence of Deisni, and to whom I gave the annexed declaration from Palmers Principles of Nature, which he said was easily answered, hus sent me the enclosed reply, which has not satisfied my miird. As I should much like to have the sentiments of one more adequate to answer than myself ; should you at any time have a leisure hour and think it worthi while, I shall consider it a favor to have a few remarks either public or private, and beg to assure you, I will not make it a precedent to trouble you on any similar occasion.

I remain Your Friend, 56, Banner Square,

WM. AINOBR. Bunhill Roro.

TO MR. ANGER, 50, BANNER-SQUARE.
Dear Sir,

As I consider truth, and above all, the knowledge of that truth, which operates most upon our' moral system, to be above all price, I have, since I read the paper enclosed, sketched out'a plant for the discovering of whether that truth is to be found in the prin ciples and practice of Deism, or of pure and unadulterated Christianity when reduced to practice, which certainly has been the case with many, although, as it regards myself, I am sorry in not being one of that happy'number--but whatever may have been my owu' de. viation from a system I soo highly venerate, the happiness of a' numerous and growing offspring demand of me to exert myself to guard them against error, and to lead them to what I consider truth.

The plan ' have adopted is to contrast' the spirit of Deism as it speaks for itself, by declaration and efficacy as to moral consequences, and examine and compare Christianity by the same rule, for I have long since déclmed paying any attention to the ridicule brouglit' into play or declamatorý matier brought against it' by some professors, or from the mistaken opinions or inconsistent practices held and practised by its regular professors. It having, therefore, appeared to me, before I proceeded further in my plan, the following query should be satisfactorily answered by some person of similar advantages with myself, and who believes Deism has a better claim upon the confidence of the human race than the Gospel of Jesus :-“ Deism declares to intelli: gent man the existence of one perfect God, Creator, Prescrver, &c. of the universe; that the laws by which he governs the world are like

himself immätable, and of course the violation of those laws, or a miraculous interference in the movements of nature must necessarily be excluded from the grand system of universal existence.” . avoidable and satisfactory answers must be given to the above declarations, or it must bear ibe more appropriate appellation of declamation. First, if Deism declared to intelligent man the existence of a perfect self-existent and uncreated Being, when, where, and by whom, and to whom, was this declaration made first; and it made, what have been ile efiects upon intelligent man from the declaration, the history of the world being the only court of appeal ?

2d. If Deism declares that the system we see around us is coeternal and immutable with the deity, how does it prove the faction and if proven, how it can separate the system or belief of Deism and Atheism-- which believes the elernity of matter?

3d. As Deism admits there was a time when the universe did not exist (by using the word Creator), whether the creation of the whole is not in itself a greater miracle iban to provide for apparent occasional deviations from its general laws?

41h. As Deism declares the Creator to be justly entitled to the adorations of every intelligent agent through the regions of infinite space, &c. &c. what is the matter, and extent of that adoration, and by what means exhibited, and by what means intellectual agents were informed that such adoration was required of them as they were justly bound to give it.

5thly. As Deism likewise declares that the practice of pure, natural, and uncorrupted virtue is the essential duty, and constituies the highest dignity of man ; that the powers of man are competent to all the great purposes of human existence; that science, virtue, and happiness are the great objects which ought to awaken the mental energies, and show foril the moral affections of the human race. The Question Deism is bound to answer, after such a declaration, is, how science, after being possessed by intelligent agents, has neither produced virtue nor happiness ? Again, what is virtue as a whole, and what are its component parts taken abstractedly; and finally, what is the principle cause of intelligent agents neglecting to cultivate virtue, and when man'is morally diseased, what is the remeciy: It reconimends, as ceriain to effect a cure, and when well, what is the best rule-to keep well!

The absurd folly of declariug as to the mere value, beauty, or happiness of virtue, and to love it for its own sake, without any certain rules being la d down to preserve it from shipwreck, or to regain it wben lost, and to retain it when found, is as apparent in the system which declares so, as to hear an ignorant declaimer in physic talking, or writing away about the value of health, wbich no one in the possession of his reasoning facultjes would dispute for a moment; buit 10 beware of losing what is invaluable to regain it when it is lost, and to retain it wheu found, appears to me the sign and end of true res ligion.

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