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the latter the learned serjeant enered into a long and accurate discussion, in a very elaborate, feeling, and interesting manner. He began by observing, that the jury were called upon to discharge a most important, sacred, and awful duty. They were entrusted, on the one hand, with the vindication of the laws of their country, and the safety of the community, of which they themselves formed a part ; while the fortune, the chara&ter, and the life of a fellow-subječt, were committed to their deliberation on the other. The dearest interests of the unfortunate man at the bar were in their hands ! He must call lim unfortunate, for whether guilty or innocent of the crime with which he was charged, no man in his situation, and having submitted to the sufferings to which he had been subject, let the innocence of his heart be as pure as it might, could be called fortunate. The verdićt of the jury might put his life out of danger, and restore to him that liberty to which he had long been a stranger; but no verdićt of their's could place him in the situation he was in on the day before he was apprehended. After endeavouring to explain the motives which might probably actuate the prisoner, as arising from vanity or affectation of consequence, Mr. serjeant Adair proceeded to state what he confidered as the outline of the facts of the case, in the following close and ingenious way—“A person of the name of Jackson came over from France by the way of Hull, in the charaćter of an American merchant, with letters of recommendation from Mr. J. H. Stone, to Mr. w. Stone, the prisoner. Mr. Stone, Vol. XXXVIII.
The humble Petition of the subscribing party, Prayeth,
That your petitioner may be permitted by this honourable house to sketch, for their consideration, the outline of an arrangement, which takes for its aim the political salvation of this country, the happiness of the community at large, and of every individual, and which proposes to work its effect by means, which are apparently, both easy, certain, safe, and bonourable. And your petitioner further prayeth, that it may be permitted him to state to this honourable house, for the purpose of their more ready determination, the reasons which have influenced him to suppose the arrangement in question to be fraught with the benefits suggested by follow :
That from sources of information the best within his reach, it has appeared to the complete sa
tisfaction of your petitioner—That.
trade is not an object, which by any potiible human contrivance can be made amenable to the payment of any tax, that can affect the partics concerned in its mauageinent, inasmuch as the parties
him—which are briefly as
territorial rental at fifty millions
per annum; the funded rental at ten millions; the two together at fixty millions per annum; the present payments to government at fifteen millions per annum; the prefinre of those payments on the rental named, as authorised by general acknowledgment, at fifteen shillings in the pound, your PetiI 2 tioner