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THE CITY ADDRESS TO THE QUEEN.
been clearly ascertained that the symp- tion of the public tranquillity, we feel toms of disorder in the first battalion ourselves called upon to express our are unconnected with any political earnest hope that the differences which feeling whatever. We have authority unfortunately subsist may be arranged to state, that the men of the right in a manner honourable to your Mawing of the regiment, remaining this jesty, as well as to your Royal Con. day in town, have expressed them- sort, and satisfactory to the country; selves much concerned for what has and that, should an investigation of occurred, and are anxious to come these differences be still unhappily forward to plead for pardon of those resorted to recognizing the dignifiwho have misconducted themselves." ed firmness which your Majesty has
manifested, by the solemn protest you have entered against all secret in
vestigations of your conduct, so re" To the Queen's Most Excellent Ma- pugnant to common justice, and to jesty.
the feelings of Englishmen, we trust “ The dutiful and loyal Address of
such investigation will be conducted the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and
in an open and impartial manner, and
terminate in the complete vindication Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled.
of your Majesty's honour.
“ We rely upon your Majesty's “ May it please your Majesty, gracious acceptance of this Address, We, his Majesty's ever-dutiful and as a proof of the loyalty and affection loyal subjects, the Lord Mayor, Al of your faithful citizens of London, dermen, and Commons of the city of and of their attachment to the illusLondon, in Common Council assem- trious house of Brunswick, who, they bled, approach your Majesty, with sin. trust, will long continue to sway the cere expressions of loyalty, attach- British sceptre, and maintain the liberment, and regard.
ties and happiness of the people.” u We condole with your Majesty on the various afflictions your Majesty
“ Glasgom, June 28. has sustained, since your departure “ Last night an alarming affray from this country, by the loss of so commenced in the Saltmarket, bemany illustrious personages of
your tween a party of the 13th regiment of Majesty's family, especically by the foot on the one hand, and the police demise of our late beloved Sovereign, and inhabitants on the other, which, your Majesty's paternal guardian, for the time it lasted, had the most whose countenance and support, un- dreadful appearance, more 80, perder the most trying circumstances, haps, than was ever witnessed on the gave the best pledge to the nation of streets of this city. It began between your Majesty's innocence, and the seven and eight o'clock, and is said to firmest protection against all your ene- have thus originated :-About a dozen mies; and also that of your amiable of the soldiers walking up the Saltand illustrious daughter, the Princess market were hooted and howled at by Charlotte, the fond hope of Britain, a number of blackguard young
fel. whose memory will be ever dear to an lows, when the soldiers, in their deaffectionate people.
fence, drew their bayonets. The po“ Deeply attached to the royal lice, in the meantime, arrived ; but family, and anxious for the preserva
such was the terrific appearance of the
soldiers, that no one dared to approach them. One of them, however, ha
JULY. ving separated from his companions, was made prisoner, and after a severe " TO THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT struggle carried to the police office. The rest of the party had by this time reached the Cross, and had com. “ The humble Address of the Lord plete possession of the Trongate to Mayor, Aldermen, and Livery of the end of the Exchange, the inha- the City of London, in Common bitants flying by the back of the Ton- Hall assembled :tine, and through every opening where they could find access. The crowd “ May it please your Majesty, soon considerably augmented, and We, his Majesty's dutiful and loyal stones were flying at the soldiers from subjects, the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, all quarters, and some of the more and Livery of the City of London, in daring rushed in upon them, and at. Common Hall assembled, humbly aptempted to wrest the bayonets from proach your Majesty with our warmtheir hands ; in one or two cases this est congratulations upon your Majes. succeeded, but the soldiers keeping ty's safe return to this kingdom. so well together, those who attempt- “ We sincerely condole with your ed it in general paid for their temeri. Majesty upon the loss of so many ilty, as they were often knocked down lustrious personages of your Royal and severely struck with the sides of House, particularly that of your Mathe bayonets. A sort of running jesty's guardian and protector, our late skirmish continued for about half an revered Sovereign, and your amiable hour; the police, in large bodies, re- and beloved daughter, the Princess peatedly rushed in upon them, though Charlotte, upon whom the hopes of with little effect. The soldiers were the nation had fondly rested. at length overpowered, and 16 of them “ We have beheld with grief the carried to the Police-office, when peace numerous insults and indignities which was restored. A strong party of the have been offered to your Majesty, Rifle brigade was soon after marched both at home and abroad, and lament up, and are doing duty at the Police- that any persons should be found with office. It was pleasant to observe such unchristian feelings as to advise that the crowd did not attempt to the omission of your Majesty's name molest, in the least, any soldier who in the solemn services of the Church. did not take part in this disturbance; “ As we have before congratulated many of the Hussars, Rifle-brigade, your Majesty upon your complete trieven some of the 13th regiment, and umph over a foul conspiracy against others, walked along the streets with your life and honour, we have never the greatest freedom. Almost all ceased to feel the most anxious solicithe 16 soldiers sent to the Police-of- tude for every thing connected with fice were, more or less, hurt ; and two your peace and happiness, and sincereof them were carried to the military ly trust your Majesty will prove equal. hospital. Some of the police officers ly triumphant over the renewed atand patrol are also hurt. A civil and tempts to vilify your
character. military inquiry is now going on.” “We have felt, in common with all
his Majesty's subjects, the highest indignation at the insulting and degra. ding proposals which were made to
your Majesty previous to your arrival the zealous and constant attachment in this country.
of this warm-hearted, just, and gene. “ We admire the prompt refusal of rous people; to live at home with, and your Majesty to compromise your ho- to cherish whom, will be the chief nour for a pecuniary consideration; happiness of the remainder of my nor can we forbear expressing equal days. admiration at the magnanimous and “ The indignation which a long decisive conduct your Majesty has dis- series of persecution, plots, and conplayed, by your unhesitating confi- spiracies, carried on against my peace, dence in the loyalty and honour of the honour, and life, is so well calculated British nation, as well as the courage to excite, it shall be my endeavour to you have evinced in boldly meeting suppress; and while I steadily pursue your accusers, protesting against all the means necessary to the full secret investigations, and demanding sion of all my rights, privileges, and an open and constitutional tribunal.
dignities, I would fain bury past inju. “We felt disgust at the proposal ries and insults in total oblivion. made to your Majesty to become an sConscious of my innocence, disexile from this land, which might af- daining the threats intended to awe me, ford your Majesty's enemies fresh op- knowing that it was to Britain I was portunity for the calumnies which coming, it required no extraordinary probably they never would have dared degree of courage to place me in the to attempt, if your Majesty had re- face of my accusers. To have acted mained in England.
upon this or upon any other occasion a “ We sincerely hope that your Ma- pusillanimous part, would ill become a jesty will be established in full posses. daughter of the house of Brunswick, sion of all your just rights, and reside and the Queen of a nation famed for its amongst a people zealously attached to valour in all ages, and whose gallant the house of Brunswick, and who feel sailors and soldiers have so recently deeply interested in every thing con
been crowned with laurels in every nected with the honour of that house, part of the globe." and with the welfare and happiness of The following is the Address of your Majesty."
the Corporation of York, and her Her Majesty then returned the fol. Majesty's answer :lowing answer:
“ li is with peculiar satisfaction, and with most cordial thanks, that I receive this loyal and affectionate Address from the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Livery of the city of London, whose “ Madam,-We, the Lord Mayor manly support of my cause upon a and inhabitants of the city of York former occasion has never ceased to and its vicinity, beg leave to approach live in my grateful remembrance. your Majesty with our serious condo
“ No words can give utterance to lence on the deaths of your illustrious the agonies of my heart, ocasioned by daughter and our late Sovereign, and those losses on which you offer me with our congratulations and assuranyour kind condolence, and which ad. ces of duty on your accession to the mit of no reparation on this side the throne, and on your safe return to this grave; but, in the many and deep sor- kingdom. We view with sentiments rows and afflictions with which it has of strong reprobation the conduct of pleased Providence to visit me, I have ministers towards your Majesty. In derived unspeakable consolation from their insults to you, they insult the
TO HER MAJESTY CAROLINE, QUEEN
OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT
BRITAIN AND IRELAND.
Royal Family, at whose head, con- the vindication of my honour will be jointly with the Kiag, you are placed ; again complete.” the laws and institutions of the coun. try, and the sacred principles of jus- TO THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT tice; whilst the noble firmness of your Majesty's demeanour, so worthy your exalted state, has attracted our warm- “ The dutiful address of the inhabitest admiration; and your Majesty may ant householders of the city and libe assured not only of the best wishes berty of Westminster, in public of a free and loyal people, but that, meeting legally assembled, this 4th in opposition to their sense of right, day of July, 1820. no insidious machinations can prevail “ We, his Majesty's subjects, the against you.
inhabitant householders of the city and May the clouds which now obscure liberty of Westminster, beg leave to your Majesty's peace and happiness offer your Majesty our heartfelt conbe quickly dispelled; and may you, gratulations on your Majesty's safe rein a long and prosperous life, forget turn to your and our country. We the calamities of your earlier years, have never ceased to feel regret for the and, as Queen of this united kingdom, unrelenting persecutions and indignities enjoy the blessings and honours of your Majesty experienced, while Prinyour illustrious rank.
cess of Wales, from some of the high" As chairman of the meeting, and est authorities in this country, especial. for and on behalf of the said inhabi. ly at the time when your most amiable,
GEORGE PEACOCK, Mayor. dutiful, and affectionatedaughter,whose “Guildhall, York, June 26." loss must be long and equally deplored
by your Majesty and by all the loyal TO THE RIGHT HON. THE LORD MAYOR people of this realm, stood most in
need of the consolatory attentions of a revered parent.
“ We come before your Majesty “ I thank you for your loyal congra- with no servility, and will not offend tulations on my accession to the throne, your Majesty with unmeaning words and on my return to England, as well of adulation, as unbecoming a Queen as for your expressions of condolence of England to hear as of Englishmen on the severe losses, which, in com- to utter : but we come before your mon with the whole nation, I have Majesty with a sincerity in which we sustained in the death of my dear and will give place to none. illustrious relatives. Had it pleased “ We assure your Majesty that in providence to preserve their lives, I all our public proceedings we have conshould not have now been exposed stantly maintained the just prerogative to the persecutions that await me, of the crown, and the rights and libernor the country to the fatal conse- ties of the people. We have always quences that must always follow a de. supported the three estates which comparture from the sacred principles of pose our free form of government, aapublic justice. In the unequal con- xiously desirous that cach should preiest against those secret advisers who serve its powers without encroaching are alike the enemies of my Royal Con. on either of the others; and in this our sort and myself, 1 rely with confidence undeviating course of pure loyalty we on the sympathy and support of every have been steadily opposed to the dogenerous bosom, and feel secure that mination of an oligarchy, which, al
AND INHABITANTS OF THE CITY OF
though it is neither of those estates, ty of Westminster will be long treaendeavours to usurp the powers of the sured in my memory, as an indubitable whole ; to trample upon the rights of proof of their regard, and a lasting the people ; to destroy all real respon- claim upon my gratitude. The lansibility of ministers ; and has at length guage of affection for my person, of not only dared publicly to insult your devotion to my interest, and of zeal in Majesty, but to propose a measure, as my cause, which appears to issue from truly as magnanimously declared by their hearts, has made a deep impresyour Majesty to be unknown to the sion upon my own. In the feeling manlaw of the land, and a flagrant violation ner in which they mention her for whom of all the principles of justice.' the invisible sigh of grief will never
“ We heard with indignation, but cease in my maternal breast, I cannot without surprise, of intentions being be insensible to the homage which they entertained to condemn and to outlaw pay to her memory, and to the solace your Majesty, by a process which, if which they offer to my regrets. once adopted, might hereafter be used “ It is now seven years since I re. as a precedent for placing the life of ceived an address from the inhabitant every person in the realm, from the householders of Westminster, in which highest to the lowest, at the mercy of they congratulated me upon my escape a few individuals ; to the utter subver- from what they truly described as a sion of the just prerogatives of the nefarious conspiracy against my honour crown, and the fundamental liberties and my life. Upon that occasion my of the people.
character was exonerated from the load “ We are well assured that, in ex- of calumny with which it had been oppressing our unfeigned detestation at pressed, though my conduct had unthe treatment your Majesty has re- dergone only an ex-parte examination, ceived, as well as of the further pro- and though I had no means of facing ceedings professedly intended to be my accusers, or of being heard in my taken against your Majesty, we not defence. only express the sentiments of the whole “ The people of England then, alcommons of these realms, but that in most universally, expressed their apour most earnest wish, thus publicly probation of what they considered as expressed, that your Majesty may tri- the triumph of rectitude and innocence umph over all your enemies, and long over perfidy and injustice. From that reside amongst us, the grace, the life, hour to the present, I have been the the ornament of society,' we shall be victim of a similar conspiracy, which joined by our fellow subjects from one has been incited by the same motives, extremity of the nation to the other.” and prosecuted with the same views,
though with increased violence, and HER MAJESTY'S ANSWER TO THE with aggravated malignity. New and
more appalling efforts have been made
to destroy that character which had Yesterday, at one o'clock, the High resisted so many former attempts; but Bailiff of Westminster, with Sir F. I rejoice that I vow find, as I at that Burdett and Mr Hobhouse, waited on time found, the people of Westminster her Majesty with the Westminster Ad- uninfluenced by the powerful machinadress, to which her Majesty returned tions of my enemies, and animated by the following most gracious answer : the same sentiment which they then
“ This address from the inhabit- expressed, that every subject, until conant houscholders of the city and liber- victed of guilt, had an undoubted right