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11th. That the attention of the people in the citizens of Mason county convenerl at tbe ourt. different counties be invited to these subjects, for house in Washing'on, on the 31st May, 1819the purpose of expressing their opinions in similar ADAM BEATTY was called to the chair, and David meetings.
V. Ransels, appointed secretary. 12tb. That a committee of seven be appointed The meeting was organized in the court-house, at
12 o'clock, by a brief address from the chair, to correspond with the people of the other coun.
stating the objects of the meeting, and realing ties in this state, and with such committees as may
the resolutions adopted in a late meeting of he be appointed by them, receive the communications
citizens of Fraliklin county, at Frankfort, on the and answers from similar meetings in other coun.
13th inst. together with the letier from thn com. ties, and lay the result before the acting governor.
mittee of correspondence appointed by the Frank. 13:. Resolved, as the opinion of this meeting,
lin meeting, to the representatives of Mugov coun. that the legislature ought to be convened without
ty, requesting a meeting in this county, to take delay.
into consideration said resolutions. 14th. Resolved, that a prudent and rigid economy on motion, Henry Lee, John Picket!, Duval Payne, ought to be observed; the consumption of foreign
John Chambers, Willian Murphy, Richard Sow. articles of luxury and manufactures diminished;
ard, James A. Paxton, Thomas 1. Worthington, home manufactures encouraged; the annual ex and James W. Moss, were chosen a conimittee penditures of individusls lessened, so as to ena.
to draft resolutio:s expressive of the sense of ble them, by industry and frugality, to pay off old this meeting respeciing the resolutions adopted arrearages without accumulating new debts. by the Franklin meeting, and questions arising
JACOB CREATH, Chairman. out of those resolutions: and, it having been Attest, J. SWIGERT, Sec'ry.
found that the colist-house was not sufficient to
contain the concourse of citizens, and to give From the “Union,” published at Wushington, Ky. time to the committee to report, the meeting was June 2, 1819.
adjourned to meet at the Baptist meeting.house The Mason county meeting. It will be geen by
in the afternoon. the proceedings and resolutions below, that a very At half past one o'clock the meeting was again cal. Jarge number of the citizens of this county con.
led to order, and the commillee, through the vened in this place, on Monday last, to take into chair, reported the following resolutions, which consideration the Franklin resolutions. This meet.
were alniost unanimously adopted, by upwards of ing was one of the most respectable and orderly
six hundred citizens of the county-The greatest county meetings that we have ever witnessed on number of nays to any one of the resolutions, was any occasion. The great majority of the assem.
THREE, the question being separately put on bly were of the sabstantial part of our population.
each resolution. Their resolves were not the offspring of a momen 1. Resolveıl, That to the great increase of bank. tary impulse, but the expression of deliberateling establishments throughout the U. States, and sentiment. The session of our circuit court had particularly in this commonwealth, may be traced ended on Saturda; ~-!he meeting *o k place on the the original cause of the pressure which is expe. Monday following. From the different quarters rienced by a large portion of our citizens. That of the county, the ci:izens had been for three weeks, they have continued to bring on and aggravate thie during the session of the court, in daily habits of existing pressure by conducing to an inportation meeting and mingling sentiments. It was during and consumption of foreign merchandise, greatly this period that hand-vills, containing the Franklin beyond the real wants of the coun'ry, and by en. resolutions, were circulated among them. Their couraging extravagant speculations in lown lois, situation gave them an opportunity of communi- and other real property. [.Nuys 3.) Caling to each other their views respecting those 2. Resolved, That this prưssure has been more resolutions; and they communicated seriously, and immediately produced by the passage of the late without reserve. The scarcity of good money had acts chartering forty six new banks, with a capital been a topic of conversation; but from the time of of eight millions eight bundred and twenty thouthe general circulation of the Franklin resolutions, sand dollars; thereby creating & new demand for an appearance of thoughtfulness, of anxiety, of en. upwards of a million of specie, to supply them quiry, and alarm, not before visible, seemed 10 with only an eighth of their capital in gold and silpervale the countenances of our citizens. A siiua. ver. [Nays 2 ] tion, which they had viewed and felt as embarrass. 3. Resolvel, That the supply of this quantity of ing, they now considered it likely to be converted specie necessarily produced a great run upon ise inio dangerous and eveni ruinous. They took the state bank for gold and silver, which could be met alirm, and, though they met pursuant to a request only by taking immediate steps to wurdraw from of the Franklin meeting, yet they came prepared :o circulation a large proporsion of its circuluiing protest against the measurss proposed by ine citi paper-a measure of prudence and nicegsriy, whicit zens of Franklin: nor have we ever seen a numeofcould be accomplished in no other way iken by rous political assembly press to the performance of considerable, but gradual calls upon iis debtors. their duty with so uniform good order and decoru. (Nay 1.) nor with so great an appearance of deliberation 4 Resolved, That from these canses the only and thoughtfulness. The expressio of public sen. circulating ruedium of the state, in wiich entire timent was one of the most decided and sulemo confidence was reposer', has, in a great measure, ever evinced in the state.
been wiihdrawn from circula i n; a.d the ind-p?!). We think the estimate of their numbers a very dent bariks cannot supply its place by the emnis on moderate one, and regret that measures were not of their paper: firs', because they have not a suti. taken to ascertain the real amount.
ciest specie capital io enable them to throw it into
circulation; and secondly, because the public have Pursuant to the request of the corresponding com not such a degree of confidence in it, as to render
mittee of a late meeting held at Frankfort, in it useful as a general circulating medium for the Franklin county, a very numerous meeting of the state. (Nay 1.] Sur. to VuL. XVI.
5. Resilieil, that we most cordially agree, with factures encouraged; t!ae annual expenses of indi. the Frukli regoluliona, mhas the conduct of the viduals lessened, so as to enable them, by industry bruks has, in a great degret, contributed io pro and frugality, to pay off vid urrearages without clicr the present distress; b:ll we view with anxie. accumulating new dehis." [Unanimously.) 1!'; we couremplate with horso1; we deprecate as 13 Resolved, that we invite the attention of the mulness, a resort to that very policy, as a remedy, people of the different counties to these subjects, which has produced so much distress, and so many and earnestly recommend that the meetings for evils, and which, instead of alleviating, must la- this purpose should be as numerous as possible; meniably im.rease the evils that it pretends to re- and we further recommend a call of general meetmedy. [lnanimously, ]
ings in those counties where a few only bave met, 6' Retired, That as citizens of Kentucky, we that the real sense of the people of Kentucky may view with abhorrence the recommendation of mea. be expressed. [Ununimously.] sures tending to prostrate the character of our 14.* Resolved, that we do not absolve the state staie; to tarnish its weil earned fame; to make our bank and its branches, and the U. States bank and stale bank paper, which has hitherio supported an its brances, from being instrumental in causing the umblemished reputation, a reproach-the sport of pressure complained of in the Franklin resolutio:is brokers; the prey of speculators and shavers:-and--for we have not forgotten that, on a late occa. we solemoly protest against the adoption of mea. sion, the Bank of Kentucky and its branches sussures, which are calculated to destroy all conti pended specie payments in consequence of the dence in our own circulating medium. [Unani- enormous and unexpected demands of the O. States mously.)
bank and its branches. (Nuy, 1 ] 7. Resulzeil, That the rage for speculation, wbich 15. Resolved, That Adam Beatiy, Jobn Chamhas pervaded the country, and now tlıreatens it bers, Marshall Key, David V. Rannels, James A. with serious calamity, originaled in the towns, Paxton, and Robert 'Taylor, jun'r. be appointed a whence care also the clamor for an increase of committee to correspond with the people, and corbanks, the factitious value of property, the disre responding committees of the other counties, on Fard of economy, and the unwise preference of fo- the subject of the foregoing resolutions. (Unanireign to domestic shanufactures: ard although the mously.)
ADAM BEATTY, Ch'u. evit has in some measure intested the whole com.
Attest, munity, its consequences are likely to fall mos! David V. RANNELS, Secretary. heavily upon those with whom the cause originated But greatly as we deplore the distress of any part of uur fellow citizens, we are constrained to believe,| Scraps about Banks and Banking. that ihe cut cry for a remedy has taken its rise From the Lexington (ky.) Reporter. uliere tie disease commenced, and is rather the
PARODY. voice «f the speculating, than the substantial, interesis of the country. (Unanimously.]
Oh! blame not the bard, if he Ay to the bower, &c. 8. Resolved, Thai the citizens of Mason county,
I. are willing and determined to listen to one lesson, Oh! blame not the banks, if they fly to suspension, taught them by direful experience, on the present Where av'rice lies carelessly smiling at shamesubject. It is but a short time since they were they would have done beiter and 'twas their intentuld that the creation of forty or fifty new banks tion, would relieve the country from all pressure; that it To have paid the last dollar, and died in a flame. would produce an increase of the uctual wealth That box that now languishes lone in the corner, and commerce of the country; that every article, Might have yielded delight to the countryman's raised for esportation, would com inand an advanced heart; price. These banks were chartered; have gone And the teller, alive to the impulse of honor, into operation; bave issued their paper as a circu Would have paid it with gladness, and seen it lating medium of the country, to the exclusion, in depart. a great measure, of all actual cash, and every
II. thing clse that wits considered as an equivalent. But alas! for the banks, their fame is gone byWhat lias been the result? The Franklin resolu. And that credit is broken, which used but to tions furnish at once the answer and the comment. bend; [Unanimously )
O'er their fall, each director in secret must sigh, 9. Resolvedl, That in the opinion of this meeting, For 'tis int'rest to love them, but shame to de. the suspension of specie payments, by the banks, fend. is a measure pregnant with the most alarming con. Unpriz'd are their notes, or at ten per cent. sellsequences, and one which they deprecate as altend.
ing; ant with evils of infinitely greater magnitude than Unhonor'd at home, unredeem'd on demand; any which we can possibly experience under the Biit still they've a merit-! joy in the telling, present state of things. (Unanimonsiy ]
They're taken for pork, tho' rejected for land. 10. Resolved, That the banks ought to be estab
III. Jished upo i solid capiial; and ihat wlien they Then blame not the banks, tho' they, cease to re. suspend paymeni, or refuse to redeem their paper deem, with gold and silver, they are no longer entiiled (We should try to forget what we never can to the coutidence of the people. [Ununimously! beal)
11 Resolved, That an exiraordinary conveniono ! furnish the dust-lei the dollars but gleam of the legislature is noi, in the opision of this meet. Tbra' the gloon of their vaults, and mark low ing, recessary. (Unanimously.]
they'd feel! 12. Resolved, that this meeting most cordially concurs with thai lately held in Franklin county, in *After the foregoing resolutions had been re. commending "thai s prudent and rigid economy iported and read, the 14ih resolution was offered served; the consumpion of foreign articles of by Walker Reed, esq. and received by tho com
d manufactures diminished; bome manu-Imittee.
That instant they'd pay! 0, demand they'd throw the gloom of our woods would be dark, heaven down
knows, The branch paper so lov'd or the gold so arlor'a, If there was not a bank bere & there to be spied, While the eagle, the dollar and old Spanish crown, And I care not how soon I may sink to repose, Would jingle in concert and shine on the board. When I find one erected on every hill side; ly.
But they who have loved them the fondest, the But their glory is gone! ev'ry dog has his day
purest, Yet their faine (such as 'iis) shall abide in my Too often, alas! are a little deranged, songs;
And the man who has fancied their paper securest, Not een in the hour when my heart is most gay, Is happy indeed wlien he gets it exchanged; Will I rease to remember their notes and ibeir But send round the howl, while a Carton remains, wrongs.
Or a UNIONTOWN bank bill, this prayer shall be The stranger in passing each village shall say,
mine: (As he eyes the sad spot, with his hand on his That the sun shine of gold they may see once again, breast)
And the moonlight of silver console their decline, THEBE ONCE STOOD A BANK! but unable to pay, li suspended itself, and ibank G-d is at rés!!
OHIO BARD. Facility of banking operations in London. The From the Same.
following extract from the Quarterly Review is
calculated to give a striking idea of the vast (Oh! think not my spirits are always as light, &c.) quantity of business done daily in London, and of No. 2.
i ne facili iy with which it is clone hy means of bank 0!! think not the banks will be always as poor, paper. The reviewer, in noticing the work of And as hard-run for cash, as tiey seem to you Colquhoun on wealth, power, &r. remarks:-"The
nexi su'ject which engages the aitenison of Mr. now; Nor expect that each future demand at their door, Colquhoun, in his endeavors to trace the wealth of Will met with so cold, or so churlish a hrow.
of nations through all its ramifications, is the busi, No, the wars with the patriots* must sooner or later ness of the banker, throngh the intervention of
Be brought to a close and then the bright ore, whom a certain quantity of circulating medium is The banks with both hands in profusion will scalier, made to perfor:n the functions of ten, fify, or a And "current," "uncurreni," be heard of 10 more.
hundred times it value; and the use of the preci. So send round the bowl, let's be merry with hope,
ous metals, and what is of far more importance in (May we never do worse in our pilgrimage here) mercantile transactions, time are greatly economis. Let us never despair till they quite shut up shop, ed. Millions of money may be paid and received Nor then, ever then dream of a tear.
with a degree of facili:y and secririiy which specie The thread of our faith would be weak, heaven could never perform. M:. Co quhoun states, that knows,
the money paid and received daily, in the metro. It no end to the banks, or their due bills appear'd, polis, amounis, on an average, to five millions, star. And I care not how soon they may sink to repose, ling, or one thousand five hundred ane! fifty mil. Wben the sound of a dollar shall cease to be lions in a year, through the medium of tankers heard.
only. To couni five millions of guineas, at the Even they who have lov'd them the fondest, the rate of a guinea every second, and to work twelve purest,
hours a day, woul:! einploy one person nearly fur Now stare at the bubbles they're rais'd and be. months, or 120 persons a whole day, or occupy two lieved.
clerks in every banking house in London. O! the short road to wealth is not always the surest, But all the specie in the world would not suffice
As all of us find when we're disht and deceiv'd. in the present siate of the commerce of the counBut send round the bowl, while a relic of hope, try, to carry it on without a large circulation of Is in banks or in bankers, this toast shall be bank notes, aided by the drafts or checks of private mine
bankers. By discounting bills of exchange, which May they cease to suspend, and escape from the otherwise would not be conversible to mercantile rope,
purposes, for weeks or months, they accom:ro:late Or suspending, be stretch'd at the end of a line! the trader and accelerate business. And such is
LAUREATE TO THE BANKS. the facility with which the inmense circulation of Cincinnati, January, 1819.
the checks or drafts given by the bankers, and the From the Pittsburg Guzelte.
notes that pass through their hands, is setiled
among thmeselves, that by a clerk from cach bank. "OH! THINK NOT MY seirits," &c. ing bouse, meeting at a particular spoi which they Oh think not that cash will be always us scarce, call the "Clearing house," at a fixed hous, millions
And as hard to be got as it seems to be now; are paid and received in the course of ün hour by Nor expect that this laughable loisking up farce, an exchange of checks, and the balances are finally
Will continue much longer to sadden your brow. settled by a general assemblage of the collecting No, specie is always a variable treasure,
clerks of the respectives bankers."
May we never meet worse in o!ir pilgrimage here, gazine, for September, 1799, has been presented Than the frown that BANK PAPER can girl with a by a friend. It shews the opinions of some ac smile,
that time of the nature of paper money. Or the uxCHARTER'D note that can banish a tear. “In proportion as the minds of men become de.
bauched and enervaied, they are open to delusion •Vide the report of our learned committee on of every kind. Human nature perhaps could never the causes of the present suspension.
form a greater contrast than between the old Ro.
man republic, and the modern dealers in beads and it being refused, he applied to the bank to get in calgut, who disgrace the same ground.
exchange for the Washington paper such noles as When a nation could be so far guiled by a priest. would satisfy the plaintiff. The officers of the hood, as to believe a wafer to be, not only tie true bank said they had nothing to give in exchange, sign of the human body, but the body itself actual. except a solitary three dollar Ohio note. He re. ly existing in many different places at the same newed his application and entreaties, and offered time, they became bankrupt in understanding: their to give part in silver for such bank paper as would juggling leaders had drawn upon them for the last suit his purpose, and save himself from execution, arite of reason and common sense; and transubstan. but still received nothing but empty words." tiation remained in all the Catholic states, a badge
“Constable's sale. of spiritual tyranny on one hand, and slavery on “By virtue of sundry executions to me directed, the other, which infinitely surpassed all the fable, there will be sold in the borough of Washingtori
, superstition and imposture of Pagan Rome. on the 24ib day of this instant, one hundred dollars
Luckily, we have shaken off this creed, and in. bank paper, on the Bank of Washington, given up deed most other religious creeds and prejudices. to be sold on execution by Alexander Creighton, at It is enough for us to swallow the political transub- the suit of Robert Hamilton, and to be sold by me. stantiation of civil property: And yet our infatua.
JOHN KELLY, Constable. tion seems to fall little shot of ine Roman Catho. March 19, 1819." lics, when we can really believe the wealth and "Ir" and “FOR." The establishment of a new power of a nation to be truly and substantially country bank (in Penn. ) for Kentucky, was lately exprest and représented by scraps of paper; which announced by posting bills, to the following effeci: are so far from being property, or the true signs of —"A new bank will be opened in a few days." property, that they signify nothing truly, but im. Some wags were at the pains of aliering the word posture on one hand, and credulity on the other; "in" to "for.” The proprietors taking the hint, and may be annihilated by the most trilling cir. the bank was not opened.
Goop toast. Among the many appropriate toasts But while we ridicule the mysteries of frith, we at the late cattle show at Brighton, we are request. have an implicit confidence in the bubbles of state; ed to insert the following, given by Benjamin Ausand yei 'ris difficult to discover a greater absurdiiy tin, esq.
[Pittsfield Sur. in supposing one man to eat his Gol, than another "Jiay the citizens estimate the bounties of hesto carry about bim, a thousand acres of land, or 10 ven, by cultivating the soil, and learn, from expe. put a great hoise or equipsge in!o his pocket-book, rience, that national prosperity depends more on the which is nevertheless done amongst us every day, permanent basis of AGRICOLTURB and MANUFACwith the greatest sell coinplacence and security - TURES, than on tbe fallacious bubbles of DankING And, although we should be ready to laugh at the INSTITUTIONS." sly priest, who, putting the wafer into our moutbs, cries, hoc est corpus, yet we have no suspicion of the state juggler, who, pulling some Alim-y hits of Paper money-a legal Tender! paper into our bands, tells us one is a freehold es. We insert the following to shew the people of the tate, a second a manor, a third a town-house, and a United States the least of the evils to be expected fourth a pipe of wine.
from a paper currency-a legal tender of rags, 80 This gross bubble, practised every hour, even much desired by some. No comments of ours re upon the infidelity of avarice itself, rather exceeds at this moment required. than falls short of the spiritual one; because the objects it converses with are sensible and more Increase of forgeries in Edigland, since paper was open to detection. So that when we see a wise made a legal tender.-"The recent investigations people, embracing phantoms for realities, and run of this subject has brought to light some curinus ning road, as it were, in schemes of refinemerit, testimony; and, though it was wrung with diftaste, pleasures, wealth and power, by the sole aid ficulty from the hands of the bank directors, the of this civil hocus pocus; when we contemplate pa necessity of finding a remedy compelled them, at per gold, and paper land, paper armies and reve. last, to disclose the extent of the evil. It ap. nues, a piper government ani a paper legislature; pears, that, from 1783 to 1797, there were only we are apt to regard the Fairy Tales, the Travels four persons prosecuted for forging or possessing of Gulliver, and the Arabian Nights' Entertain. forged notes of the bank; three of whom were ments, as grave relations, and historical facts. In capitally convicted. In the latter year, parliament truth, we live in a mere enchanted island, and an passed the two laws, which authorised the bank individual may almost doubt, from the strong pro- to suspend payment in specie and to issue notes pensity there is now towards paper, whether he under five pounds; at once permitting the bank to Bhimself is inade of any better materials. We must send forth notes of the old denomination, without Diave carried the paper manufactory to a great the slightest restrarst, and inviting it to pour out length indeed, when our very houses are not only foods of a less denomination, and of more con. Jined, but built with paper. We have heard of the mon use. The consequence was, that the tempta Golden, Silver, and Iron ages of the poets; the pre- tions and the chances of forgery were carried be: sent, to mark iis frivolity, may be called the Paper yond calculation; and it is 'stated, in an official le.
Y. return, that, from 1797 to 1818, nine hundred and Constable's Sale From the Philadelphia Centine! nirety eight (within two of a thousand) persons were of April 6, 1819:- The following singular adver-prosecuted for this offence; 313 of whom were tisement is copied from the "Plepurier,” a paper capitally convicted, 521 convicted of having forged published at Washington, Pa. In a note appended notes in their possession; and the rest acquitted! to the advertisement, it is stated that "Mr. Creigh. For the eight years preceding 1797, there was not son, the defendant, is an industrious'mechanic, and a single prosecution for the eight years subse. biad collected in Washington paper, the amount of quen, there were more than four hundred! In what he owed to the plaintiff under the expecta. 1817, there were stopped, at the bank, 30,004 tion or assurance that it would be received. On 'forged notes of one and two pounds;--900, of five
FROM THE PAILADELPHIA UX10X,
FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PRESS.
pounds;--50 of ten;--and two of twenty. The London papers, but he has been dealt with most. greater part of the mischief appears to arise from severely by othe Black Dit art." the small bills; but the permission to issue ad libilum must unquestionably have its share in shedding the
[From a London Sunday parer.] blood of so many human beings."
May i: please your roral hig .5 We, unhappy
men, John Driscol, William Wle, and Grorge We have had frequent occasion to call public Cashnan, three convicts now undir serience of attention to late proceedings in England, rela ive death, (heing convicted upon indictments charging to counterfeii bank notes. It will be recollected us with purposing to t fraud the governor and that several persons have lately been acquitted in company of the bank of England, and ordered for London on charges of forgery brought against them execution on Tuesday next, the 15th inslan,) ap. by the bank of England. The avowed ground of proach your throne in all the boldness of d sp. ir, acquittal was, that the bank did not produce the and the callousiess of reckless misery. We ask best evidence to prove the forgeries, but that instead not mercy from your royal bighness—we merit of producing the persons who had signed and filled
Wrappeal to the rigliest attribute of your up the notes to swear to the forgeries, other per, father's throne, Justice-Yrs, royal sir, justice, sons, called bank note inspectors, were called, and which God metes with a common measure to all one of those persons who had been in that emply human kind. We have no advocate, royal sir, but ment for upwards of 20 years, acknowledged that the justice of our case-w have no intercessor on a former trial he had been mistaken, and hari but ins
ed humanity. Punish us, sire; but by sworn that a note was forged, when in fact and in all the pangs of parting lifu,ear us. We dare to truth, the note was a genuine note. From a late tell your royal ligliness and call the nation as London publication we learn that every clerk in the witnesses, that we have been civivicted upor indict. bank of England, who pays or receives bank notes, menis, whose very basis is error. We have been has attached to him an inspector of notes, and prosecuted at the suit, and convicted at the es. there is posted up at their desk a description of pense, of a self carstituted public accuser--the the dates, letters, and private marks of the bank, public company called the bank of England. We and that notwithstanding all this assistance they were charged in the indiciment with intent to de. do sometimes take forged noles. These things have fraud the governor and company of the bank of awakened the attention of the British public and England. parliament, and means are taking to prevent such li a court of law that, in its constitution, sees a direful state of affairs. We had not contemplated your royal father present at its judgments, it has saying thus much when we look up our pen to call been decided recently, and subsequently to our public attention to the following powerful appeal trials, that this charge is fundamentally wrong, and for mercy, addressed to the prince regent, by three grounded in error and misconception. We were miserable wretches who were under sentence of convicted on this false indictment We are ordered death, for having passed counterfeit bank notes. to suffer death on this false charge on Tuesday The petition is eloquent, and its prayer was sup. next. Know, royal sir, that this public company, ported by many thousand petitioners, but all was called the bank of England, arrogating to itself a in vain; not only were the three men executed, but new and unauthorised power of commuting the their petition never even reached its destination. pinjsb ment awarded by the laws, did, by their Lord Sidmouth, as secretary of state for the home de advocate, proffer to us the boon of life, on condition partment, undertook to dispense* with the form of even of our pleading guilty to their charge against 15. delivering the petition, and for so doing has been We had greater trust in the law ihan in their severely but justly reprimanded in miny of the promised mercy-butlo-we were fatally received
-their advocate ypoke. For us the law was silent. *We add the following to shew the manner in But, royal sir, the law does not always sleep-for which the most glorious privilege of the soveregn on Saturday it awoke and spoke in thunders; its power, the exercise of mercy, is abused in E cland awful voice has rolied around to all the farübest
ED. REG. shores; its echoes have beat in the ears of the “Richmond Purk, 14th Dec. 1818, 8 o'clock countless millions beneath yo'ır world bound sway. «Sir-I have this moment received, by a special It re-echoes, sire. Know, royal sir, ibat a British messenger, your letter of this afternoon, containing jury, on that day, exercising their congti'utional the petition of nine bankers of the town of Liver. and constituted rights, did discover the fatal error pool, to his royal highness the prince regent, pray• -that error which had been our bine; and by them ing for a respite of the three unfortunate men who that truth was made manifest, which, not twelve are condemned to be executed to-morrow morning grave sages of the law, not a host of learned ad. at the Old Bailey, for the crime of uttering forged vocates, not ten long years of persecution, and bank notes.
bundreds of sacrificed victims, ever made manifest A similar petition from another quarter has been before. transmitied to his royal highness by me since his. The law spoke; and justice was done on that royal highness has been at Brighton; and I have day, sir. Two individuals were absolved. The been honored by his royal highness, with authority to indictments against whom, laid and prosecuted by aet in this matter in the mode most consonant to my owon the bank, were, verbatim, to the same import ** feelings and julgement. li would therefore be un- the indictment on which we have been convicted necessary (even if time permitted) to despatch the and condemned to susier death. present peiition to Brighton; and I am sorry to in. By the irretrievable stroke that severs life-by form you, that I cannot perceive any grounds upon the blood which no human power can again give which I can, consistently with my sense of public warmth and motion in, we inplore your royal duty, recommend the present convicts as fit ob- higliness to consider, thai no later than isst Monjecis of ihe royal mercy. I have the honor to be, day, this public company, the bank, came down to sir, your most humble servani,
the same court of justice, in w'ich we were (Signed)
SIDMOUTH. condemned, and, by their advocate, before the type Right hon. George Canning, &c. &c.
of your father's presence, arowed, and loudly