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Commons, and who would willingly pledge | state of feeling, and the individuals you allude themselves !o their coostituenis accordingly. 10, in those cities, much better, I believe, than Now, Sir, are you really prepared to maintaio your informant seems to du, at least if he that the electors would be wrong in returning speaks (tbrough you) according to bis real such representatives as these, because they knowledge and information on the subject. bappened to be men who disclaimed all con- If the electors of Ediuburgh returo Mr. Dexion with Lord Grey's or any administra- Avtouu in preference to Mr. Abercrombie, it tion whatever, and would enter into the House must be because they feel assured that he will of Commons, therefore, as the unfettered and serve them more zealously and essentially in determioed advocates of the people? A Minis- Parliament, than the man who is quartered try truly worthy of the country, and such as upon the public for doing nothing, and is setiered ought to guide the nation and its destinies at and gagged by an unearned pension of 2,0001. this eventlul crisis, could not but rejoice at a year for lise. If the country obtains a tithe sering a House of Commons filled with such of the justice it expects from a reformed Parmembers.
liament, it is quite clear that this very pension The Reform Bill was conceded to the loud is one of the first which will be, and ought to and general outcry of a distressed country, be, Jopped off. The electors of Edinburgh reduced to extremity by a long.continued ought to be the best judges of their own incourse of corruption and misgoverninent, terest, and as they will send members to the wbich existed and scourged the land for so “ House," not to please Lord Grey's adminismany years because it was beyond the power traviou, i presume, but to serve themselves, I of being checked and controlled by the people. cannot see, therefore, how they can be justly Tbe act of Parliament, or “Reform Bill,' blamed if their choice should fall upon Mr. now affords to the people (though at the Aytours. As to Tory Ewing, of Glasgow, as eleventh hour) this just and efficient control, yiu are pleased to call him, and who happens jo all time coming, over their own affairs,- if to be a distant relation of my own, he is no they have ouly the good sense and firmness to Tory, but as good a Whig as Lord Palmerston, be true to themselves, and choose men devoted or even Sir Joho Can Hobhouse, with tea Deither to a Whig vor a Tory party, but to the times their talent and information. Mr. good of the country at large; and who are Douglas, of whom you speak so lightly and determined to bring the real bevefits that may incorrectly, is a gentleman of extraordinary be derived from the Reform Bill into full and abilities and accomplishments, who is univereffectual operation as speedily as possible, in sally respected by high and low, with the exorder to lessen the burdeus and alleviate the ception of some of the ultra Tories, from one sufferings of the country.
of whom (in disguise) I suspect you have deThougb there are many great and crying rived your informatiún. erils wbich will fall to be reformed in conse- I am an old and confirmed reformer, as you quence of this memorable act of Parliament, will perceive, when I state that the Father yet the very first and most important point to of reform,” the virtuous and venerable Major be obtained, and which will give sonie relief Cartwright, was my intimate friend, and reto tbe country, is cheap government,-namely; sided with me during his visit to Edioburgh the abolition of siuecures, pensions, and all in 1815. If you are possessed (as I believe places whatever that can be dispensed with; you are) of that manliness and candour which ihe upsparing reduction of salaries which can you lay claim to, you will publish chis letter, not be dispensed with ; avd curtailing our as well as my letter of the 24th of July, “ To overgrown civil, military, and churchesia- the Electors of Edinburgh," sigoed " A. Old blishments, at home and abroad. And who Scottish Reformer," and which you will fod in are tbe men who will have the courage avd the Caledonian Mercury of the 26th of July, patriotisin to commence and complete this vow forwarded to you for that purpose. You Herculean, but imperative, lask? Let the are of course welcome to coniment on these electors of Great Britain and Ireland seriously letters with all gentlemanly freedom, in your pause, and consider this well. It will be for powerful and influeutial jouroal. I bave the tbem to decide whether they cau fairly expect honour to be, Sir, to obtain any effectual relief from men con.
Your most obedient servant, nected with either of the two great political
AN OLD SCOTTISH REFORMER. parties of the state, who, for ibe sake of place, bare always been found so eager to vanquish 64, George-street, Manchester, Sept. 29. aod eject each other from the executive Go. veromeut of the country. You bave takeu occasion also in your
To the Editor of the Times. journal of Thursday to make some remarks on tbe candidates for the representation of
Sir,-1 am sorry to see you have allowed Edinburgb and Glasgow. I have resided in some injudicious person to usurp the editorial the former city for the last 20 years, and peu in respect to the Glasgow election. A (being a native of Dumbartopshire) i was similar article in the Morning Chronicle would educated and lived at Glasgow (where I am still a frequent visiter to my nearest relations) • We have not room for that letter in addi. for as loug a period. I iberefore know the tion to the oue row jaserted.
not have excited surprise, because Mr. Craw. Mr. Crawfurd never had any chance of suc. furd is connected with Mr. Black's friends, cess. He is unable to speak. He candos the Perries : but it was not known that he make himself intelligible io a popular assem could sway the Times too.
bly. He has no readiness, nor faculty of apOf all the Glasgow candidates Mr. Douglas plying bis koowledge. His qualifications coowas the first publicly mentioned. And an sist in being a good writer ; but in this he is election committee, upon the broadest and inferior to Mr. Douglas, as every one who bas most public basis, was iv progress to ascertain I read Mr. Douglas's pamphlet on the poorwhich two of the resormers who might be laws and law reform cau testify. In every proposed to represent Glasgow had the great- other respect, in all that concerns the couatry est support, in order that the weaker candi- or the people Mr. Crawfurd is immeasurably date might retire and support the stronger, below Mr. Douglas. wben a party, well known in Glasgow, under I am, Sir, the name of “ Digesters," from their having
Your most obedient servant, entered into a private cabal to “ digest mea
A GLASGOW ELECTOR. sures for the people to carry into effect,"
Glasgow, Sept. 29. brought out Mr. Oswald and Mr. Crawfurd.
When this plan to defeat the wishes of the citizens, and to keep out their popular candidate, was discovered, Mr. Douglas the very next day published'his address to the electors. Afterwards he addressed fourteen large assemblies of electors, who published strong resolu. tions in his support, and spontaneously named on the spot local committees, consisting of
ELECTORS OF BERKSHIRE, above 1,200 persons, who, by an active canvass, have already insured his election. In attemptiog to address the electors at
LETTER I. public meetings, in imitation of Mr. Douglas, Mr. Crawfurd demonstrated to the couviction
Greenock (Scotland), 22. Oct. 1832. of the whole Glasgow public his inferiority and incompetency. No Glasgow journalist
MY FRIENDS, could be induced to publish anything so notos- I EXPECTED to be able to be at Readriously untrue as that Mr. Crawfurd - totally unknown to Glasgow-had the slightest chance Ing and Newbury by the last week in of success against Mr. Douglas, who bad been this month. It being out of my power known as an active, consistent, and energetic advocate of reform, both by speech, writing,
to accomplish that, in consequence of and action for the last 25 years. While Mr. Douglas's support was increase method of expressing my hope, that you
my engagements in Scotland, I take this ing, and Mr. Crawfurd was losing grouud every day, some friends of the latter circulated will not cover yourselves with everlastthrough the city a fabulous accouut of the state of the canvass.
To expose this device, ing disgrace by choosing, to represent and from a full confidence in their own you, a fellow named Jonx Walter, strength, Mr. Douglas's committee proposed who lives at BEAR-WOOD, somewhere to Mr. Crawfurd's the plan of a joint cauvass in order to unite reformers by the retreat of between Oakinguam and Reading, and the candidate having the fewest votes. This fair proposal was rejected by Mr. Crawfurd,
who was part-proprietor, manager and with whom therefore resis ihe blame of the conductor of the bloody Times newscontinued discussion among reformers.
Mr. Douglas is invidiously styled an “at- paper for many years; and he was so at torney," to colour a false imputation of unpo- the time when that bloody vehicle justipularity. Mr. Douglas is very different from fied the murder of the Protestants at what the English understand hy av attorney. His education, general and professional, would Nismes, in France ; when it hunted poor have entitled bim to admissivo as a Scottish or English harrister. The thousands who Casuman the sailor to the gallows; applauded his recent addresses, and gratefully when it insisted upon the necessity of recollect his public services, will read with astonishment the assertivne of his unpopu- our carrying on war against America Jarity and of the implied popularity of Mr: until we had deposed James MADDISON, Crawfurd, which po Glasgow newspaper would have risked its credit by publishing, and which and when it justified the deeds of our therefore have been systematically published own fellows, in 1817, in passing those jn distant newspapers, to which Mr. Crawfurd's frieuds had access.
horrible bills, by which Englishmen, if reformers, were shut up in prison at the I was at the time when it was conducted pleasure of SidMOUTI and Castle-by this John Walter. BEAG 8, without even being told of any 66
I am here at a great distance from ofence that they had committed ; and my books ; but, when I get back, I will
carry you down chapter and verse for when Reading jail and its dungeons all that I say about the conduct of this were crammed with these victims.
fellow. I will produce you, from his This infamous newspaper, which own paper, proof of the truth of all that still continues its bloody course, I say. But, did not Scott Eldon make always justifying every tyrannical and him a justice of the peace ? did not cruel deed, may now be managed by Wellington sanction his being made other persons; but, this John Walter a justice of the peace
e? If y
be rewas the manager of it during the time formers, what do you want more than of which I have spoken ; during the that? However, the thing to do is, for publication of the infamous things you to put the following questions to which I have particularly mentioned, WALTER: and of hundreds of other things equally infamous : yet, that jesting gentleman ;
1. Are you the printer, and do you rethat dealer in puns; that retailer of
ceive the profits of the printing, of Joe Miller-like wit; that Henky MARSH,
the bloody Times newspaper, now? who has been a swaggerer
2. Are you a proprietor, and sharefor so many years, has the incomparable
holder, along with Anna BRODIE
and Fanny WRAIGHT, of the bloody baseness to stand forward as the chaupion of this newspaper-grinder, and to
Times newspaper ? make his merit as a newspaper-grinder,
3. Was that true which Stoddart pubthe GROUND OF HIS PRETEN
lished respecting your conduct as SIONS to represent the county of
to your publishing bills against the Berks! However, you must be too
poor reformers in 1817? tired of this babbler's jesting; of the 4. How much of the public money have ten-thousand-times-told tales of this
the divers branches of the family
of Walter received within the last everlasting diner and toaster, who has
five-and-thirty years? the astonishing impudence to tell you, that the bloody instrument of tyranny, These questions may do for the prethe Times newspaper,
was always the
sent. But, as to this last question, I friend of reform :' you must have seen am determined, if I be in parliament, too much of this despicable jester by that the matter shall undergo a thorough this time to pay any atteution to what investigation. There has always been, be says, while he is going about from for years past, part of this brood of the place to place guttling and guzzling at Walters fastened upon this devoted the expense of this Walter and by the people, iu soine form or another; and I means of money got out of his bloody am resolved to cause a strict inquiry newspaper ; which, though it has just into this matter. When I get home, I now had something like justice done to will begin to collect accurate informait by Mr. ALDERMAN SCALES, is not now tion upon the subject. I saw a letter, more infamous, nor so infamous as it in the hand-writing of old Walter, the
founder of the crew, which letter was P.S. I hereby request persons acwritten to be shown to me, confessing quainted with the matter, to be getting that he had received seven hundred ready materials for a full history of old pounds in the time of the sway of Pitt, Walter and all his descendants and for libelling the sons of the king. In collateral branches, and particularly to short, I will show you how you would collect information relative to the sums cover yourselves with everlasting in- of money, in whatever shape, that any famy if you were to elect this man. You of them may have had from the public. are told, that by electing him you will “keep out a Tory." Keep out a Tory ! What Tory upon earth can be so bad as a man like this? And what principles has he? And what does he understand,
NOTIFICATION TO CORREexcept the getting of money by grinding
SPONDENTS. and publishing dirty paragraphs ?
My correspondent, who sends me an Mind, I will go into Berkshire and invitation from Darlington, in the folsay all this to the fellow's face; and in lowing words, is respectfully infi-rmed, the town or village nearest tɔ where he that I shall be at Carlisle on, or lives, if he have the pluck to come and about, the 2d of November ; that I shall meet me. I have no time for any thing
go thence to Darlington, and that I more at present: I shall be able to get will stop there two nights; that I ininto Berkshire by the middle of Novem
tend then to go to Leeds, stop there ber or thereabouts, of which you shall
one night, then go to BRADFORD, stop be duly apprized. Dan Stewart, the
there one night; then go to Topmorother great agent of tyranny in 1817,
DEN, and Rochdale, and stop a night who has retired with his justice of peaceship into Oxfordshire, has the
at Rochdale, if possible; then go to
prudence to keep quiet. I will
OLDuam, stop there a night; then to go and, find
MANCHESTER, and stop there a night, out Dan's quarters and beat them up ; for, as I have a hundred times said, just to row up the Potters and Saurthere will be no good and righteous
TLEWOrths and BAXTERS, and to tell government in England until these men
them of the wonderful effects that the shall be legally dealt with for their con
pamphlet of the mountebank has product in 1817. I will be bound to stick
duced in Scotland; then go to BIRMINGa blister-plaster up in them, that shall ham and Coventry, and stay a night at not be jested off by the swaggering and each place, just to describe to them the jesting toastmaster Harry Marsh.
wonderful advantages that the Scotch My friends, in the hope that
have derived from their one-pound you
will reject this newspaper fellow with scorn,
notes. I had almost forgotten the inand begging you to be assured, that i vitation from DARLINGTON, which has will conie down and challenge the fel- been conveyed to me in the following low ard his jesting champion to meet words, from the chairman of the meetme face to face, I remain,
ing, held there for the purpose of sendYour faithful Friend, ing me an invitation. And most obedient Servant, Resolved" That Mr. COBBett be
Wu. COBBETT. “ earnestly solicited to visit this town,
“to deliver lectures on the political wriggle and twist about this that “state of the country, the impartial makes Torrens abuse me; but the whole
knowledge of which, by all classes of crew of them will be brought down to " the community, can alone work out specific pledges yet before the day of “the salvation of Great Britain from election, or they will stand a poor chance “her political degradation ; a means of being elected; and my real opinion " which may not be more efficiently is, that they will calculate to a fraction "employed and cultivated than when the worth of being in when bound down "communicated with the eloquence, hand and foot by pledges, and then, if “ zeal, and patriotism of William COB- worth the while, if they think that with BETT."
these pledges at work in the parliament, the shadow of a sovereign in the corner
of the Exchequer remains to be given THE LORD MAYOR'S ADDRESS. to tools, in they will rush like hounds EYE-WATER.
to the scray-pole; I believe they will
make a calculation as nice as that which Tas Lord Mayor of London has issued his address to the electors of the city, made when they issued notes so long as
the paper-money makers of New York and, as it is very elaborate and more
they paid the expenses of paper and explicit than any that has yet been issued
print and house and clerks; and I believe by any candidate, as it says something that upon the result of the calculation upon every topic that the people care anything about, and as it speaks well candidates will take the pledges or not.
will depend, whether or no the Whig upon every one, this address is pub
By-the-by, a very clever small pamphlet lished by me as an example to candidates and electors all over the kingdom. influence of which I am inclined to as
has been put into my hand, and to the The Lord Mayor has come out voluntarily with a string of pledges that ren- the Lord Mayor's address. It is entitled
cribe the explicitness and the spirit of der any thing more, as far as regards him, quite unnecessary ; for it is im- |“ Eye-Water
for the use of Electors in
general and of those of London in parpossible that he, with this paper on ricular," sold by Wilson, Royal Exrecord, with the eyes of his constituents on him, should act a false or shufiling events, in which they are so well con
It is a little resumé of past
change. part when in parliament. He must trasted, and the principal actors in them follow the instructions of his consti
so shown off, so clearly and in so small tuents in the votes that he will have to give on the different measures that he all the drowsy court that he belongs to
a space, that the drowsiest alderman of evidently contemplates ; and, the Lord
need not rub his eyes for a month after Mayor of London, professing what we one application of this “ water." The see underneath, and pledging himself
author concludes his observations on the as he there does, with what face can the
City of London with this :refuse to declare openly their principles The electors of London will soon and pledge themselves in detail to " have an opportunity of showing their certain specific measures ? Shufflers, “ detestation of this corrupt and profli. shufflers ! it is this that makes them “ gale system, by choosing for their re