תמונות בעמוד
PDF
ePub

CHAP. XI. The Earl of Bute resolves to resign.

Again attempts to divide the Opposition; is foiled.

Promises never more to interfere in Public Affairs.

Provides for his relations. Resigns; and retires.

The Lords Le Despencer and Holland created. Re-

marks on Lord Bute's disinterestedness, 126

CHAP. XII. Mr, Grenville fucceeds Lord Bute.

The opinion which the Minority entertain of the

new Ministry. The forty-fifth number of the

North Briton published. The Printers and Pub.

lishers apprehended by a general warrant. Mr.

Wilkes apprehended. His house entered: his pa-

pers seized. He is carried by violence before the

Secretaries of State. Committed a close prisoner

to the Tower. The writ of Habeas Corpus e.

vaded. Discharged by the Court of Common Pleas.

The opinion of that Court, -

135

CHAP. XIII. Reflections. Lord Temple dif-

approyes of the acrimony in the North Briton.

Makes a distinction between the supposed criminal.

ty of that paper, and the public cause which it

gave rise to. Determines to support that public

cause Is dismissed from the lieutenancy of the

county of Rucks. . Is deserted by the old leaven of

the party; who pay their compliments at St.

James's, and enter into a league to betray, and sa-

crifice the i'ublic Liberty, me

175

CHAP

CHAP, XIV. Letters between Mr. Wilkes and the Secretaries of State. Messengers profecuted. Lord Halifax stands out in contempt of the Court. Trial of the action brought against Mr. Wood. Mr. Wilkes acquitted as Author and Publisher of the North Briton. An attempt made to affaffinate him by one Alexander Dun. Erects a printing press in his house. Publishes proposals for a subfcription. · Prints the North Britons, and essay on Woman. His imprudencies. Goes to Franice, where he is insulted by one Capt. Forbes, page 184

CĦAP. XV. Lord Bute returns from Harrowgate, and resolves to alter the Ministry. Negociates with Mr. Pitt. Duke of Leeds proposed for Prefident of the Council. That' nomination opposed by Lord Bute. Death of Lord Egremont. Lord Bute meets Mr. Pitt. Conferences between his Majesty and Mr. Pitt. The negociation breaks off, and why. Duke of Bedford made President of the Council, and Lord Sandwich Secretary of State. Lord Bute goes into the Country. The rotten part, of the Minority abandon their treacherous engagements. Mr. Charles Yorke refigns, - 233

CHAP. XVI. The Parliament meets. His Majesty's message concerning Mr. Wilkes. Remark. The North Briton voted a Libel. Mr. Wilkes complains of a breach of privilege. Complaint against the Essay on Woman. Letters between Mr. Wilkes and Mr. Martin : Duel between them. Both Houfes vote away privilege in the case of a Libel. Proteft againft it. Duke of Newcastle red fuses to fign that Proteft,

225 CHAP. XVII. Continuation of the proceedings against Mr. Wilkes. He retires to France. Cards

between

by Lordieets Mic. Pitt. Bedford Secretary otten pareBute ny and Duke a SandwieryTheous engan 3

CH. Count Generary, se

between him and Mr. Martin at Paris. Account of the witnesses against him. Voted the author of the North Briton, and expelled. Remarks. The information against him altered by the order of Lord Mansfield. Letters sent to his Jury. Found guilty, and outlawed, ..

page 259 CHAP. XVIII. Illegal proceedings againft Mr. : Wilkes brought under consideration. Meeting of the Minority: to fettle their motions. Debate upon ? general warrants. Mr. Pitt's speech. Duke of Newcastle's request. The question adjourned for four months. Motion for a. Bill. A list of the Minority. No motion against the seizure of papers. Views of both parties,

268 Chap. XIX. Ineffectual' attempt to relieve the Cyder Counties. The Minority broken. Dismiffions of the Generals Conway and Acourt. Mr.. Webb tried for perjury, &c. .

288 CHAP. XX. Of the club in Albemarle-Street, with a list of the members. Deaths of the Duke of Devonshire and Mr. Legge,

.. 297 CHAP. XXI. Mr. Yorke accepts a patent of precedence. Lord Bute returns; and becomes uneasy to the Ministry, whom he wants to change. The Parliament meets, and the question concerning General Warrants is again agitated. Lord Temple's declaration to the Duke of Newcastle. The Minority totally ruined,

301 CHAP. XXII. Lord Bute reconciled to the Duke of Cumberland. His Lordship's view in that reconciliation. History of the Regency Bill : and an intended fpeech against it. Conference between the Duke of Cumberland and Lord Temple. The Minority, and particularly Lord Rockingham, desire

« הקודםהמשך »