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grains of muriatic barita ; about ignorance of the Indians; but it half a grain of quinquina ; and a is no less certain, that wretches, tin box, about a vara in length, a abusing their ignorance, induced span in breadth, and six fingers them to commit the robberies deep, containing insects already and murders on the disastrous in a corrupted state. Lastly, in days of the 9th and 10th instant. the house of a woman, whom An incontestable proof of this they accused of serving the truth is, that after the events of French in the execution of the the first day, when those who poisoning, there was found some thought themselves injured by black powder, wrapped in China the French must have satiated paper. Every man endowed with their revenge, they proceeded, a reasonable share of good sense, on the day following, to plunder will comprehend, without the aid the houses and magazines of the of physicians, that the insects, or Chinese, pretending that one or coquillages, dissected or pre- more Chinese had been arrested served in spirits of wine, can only who were concerned in the poicontribute to enrich cabinets of soning, a circumstance which had natural history. The physicians not been hinted at before. have merely added, that the in- 16. Such are the explanations sects in a state of corruption, resulting from the proces verbal of found in the tin box, could have my inquiries ; I will only add a no influence whatever on the word to convince the ignorant contagion. The muriatic barita, public that the accusation of according to the same physicians, poisoning reposed on no reason
a compound of mineral able basis ; it is, that among the waters; instead of being a poison, three paper books brought me it is employed as an efficacious by the Indians, and which were • remedy in many disorders. The doubtless taken from the house of quinquina (or peruvian bark), is the French naturalist, I found the remedy to which we have all one containing drawings of the had recourse against the conta- birds, fish, and shells of our gion.
islands ; which ought to prove to " • The physicians have also the most ignorant and the most declared that this black powder, superstitious, that the collection found in the house of the woman of insects and animals made by above mentioned, has nothing the French, had no other object poisonous in it ; that it is proba- than the promotion of the science bly either a kind of mineral of natural history. ethiopa, or a carbonic substance «St. Croix, of the vegetable kingdom, which 15th Oct. 1820. serves for various purposes in (Signed) medicine. After this explana- NOM. INCOMBILE Jose tion, your lordship may see that
MARIANO JUGO.' the poisoning imputed to the French is an absurd tale, pur
« Inhabitants of the Philippine posely invented to mislead the Islands, and you in particular, invulgar. There is, nevertheless, habitants of Pondo, behold yourno doubt but the pretended selves undeceived ! Do not lose poisoning had its origin in the the hope of meriting the clemency
of our Catholic monarch; but Let no consideration whatever exert yourselves, my children, protect them; this is the only to merit the oblivion of your means to wipe out the blot of inerrors and of your crimes, by famy which has just been cast on profound repentance, delivering the Philippines and their unforto justice the wicked men who se- tunate inhabitants." duce and deceive you; restore the articles stolen to the persons
MOST appointed to receive them; purify GRACIOUS Majesty George your consciences by declaring THE FOURTH.-On the 6th May, the authors of the murders, those 1820, a royal proclamation was who hurried you to them by false issued from Carlton House, deorders and by lies, in order to claring “ His majesty's pleasure render you the blind instruments touching his royal coronation;" of their iniquities; and you, la- and appointing the 1st of August borious inhabitants of La Pam- for the ceremony:
This was acpanga, of Hocos, and of Pan- companied by another proclamagasinan, do not lose the fruits of tion, nominating commissioners your toils, of your progress in to hear and determine the petiagriculture, and in the arts of in- tions and claims of those persons dustry; do not suffer yourselves who, “by ancient customs and to be misled by the enemies of usages, as also in regard of divers your welfare, by those perverse tenures of sundry manors, lands, vagabonds, who, jealous of your and other hereditaments, were riches, and consumed with envy, bound to perform certain services aim only at your ruin. Fix upon on the day of coronation.” them an eye of the most watchful Under the authority of the latter scrutiny, and suffer not any idler proclamation, “ The court of of the shores of Fondo and of Claims," as it is termed, assem-. Banaisay to reside among you, bled on Thursday, the 18th of without being acquainted with May, in the painted chamber, his conduct. If it is suspicious, where they received various pe• deliver him to the protecting arm titions and decided many claims. of justice, which will not fail to The commissioners again met by punish him, and take proper mea- adjournment on three subsequent sures of safety.
days-namely, the 26th of May, “ Unhappy people of Binondo! the 8th of June, and the 16th of you whose town has been the June. But, in the mean time, in iheatre of the most horrible consequence of the arrival of the tragedy, and who have covered queen, and the proceedings inyourselves with opprobrium and stituted against her, it was reblood, make known to the whole solved to postpone the ceremony universe the innocence of your of the coronation. The court of good inhabitants, by delivering Claims ceased to meet, and the up to the law the chiefs of the works, which were carrying on revolt-those perfidious enemies in Westminster-hall, Westminof God and man. Public justice, ster-abbey, and Cotton-garden, the character of the nation were suspended. stained, and its honour outraged, In the beginning of May last, all demand their odious heads. the renewal of the labours in Westminster-hall led to a belief was not his majesty's pleasure to that the immediate coronation of comply with the application his majesty had been determined contained in her majesty's last on, and the queen joining in this letter.” belief, although no official an- No other communication took nouncement had been made to place up to Saturday, the 14th that effect, wrote a letter to the July. On that evening her earl of Liverpool on the 5th, de- majesty was driven slowly past manding to be present at the the platform, at the end of ceremony. [See also Chron. Parliament-street. She looked p. 112.] To this she received at it with great earnestness. a reply, apprising her, “ that On Monday (the 16th )lord Hood his majesty having determined wrote to the duke of Norfolk, as that the queen should form no earl marshal of England, informing part of the ceremonial of his him, that it was her majesty's incoronation, it was his royal plea- tention to be at Westminstersure that the queen should not abbey at half.past eight o'clock attend the said ceremony." on Thursday morning, and re
On the 9th of June, a procla- questing him to have persons in mation was issued, appointing attendance to conduct her to her Thursday, the 19th of July, for seat. Her majesty also wrote to the performance of the ceremony. the archbishop of Canterbury, (Page 93.) The court of Claims informing him of her desire to again assembled, and heard and be crowned some day after the determined all the petitions and king; and before the arrangeclaims which had not been pre- ments were done away with, so viously decided.
that no additional expense might The
subsequently be occasioned. The archbishop adopted by the queen's counsel, replied, that he could take no their arguments before the privy part in the ceremony except by council, in support of her majes. orders from the sovereign. The ty's right, as queen-consort, to duke of Norfolk referred her to be crowned, and the decision by his deputy,lord Howard of Effingthe council against the existence ham ; from whom the following of that right, are mentioned in letter was received, on Tuesday, another part of our volume. On by lord Hood, chamberlain to her the 11th July, her majesty wrote majesty : a letter to lord Sidmouth, in which she stated, “ That she “ 9, Mansfield-street, July 16: considered it necessary to inform “ My Lord ;- The duke of his lordship, that it was her in- Norfolk having transmitted to tention to be present at the coro- me, as appointed to do the duties nation, and, therefore, demanded of the office of earl marshal of that a suitable place might be England, at the ceremony of the prepared for her reception." approaching coronation, your Lord Sidmouth's answer simply lordship's letter to his grace of referred her majesty to lord Li- the 15th instant, I thought it inverpool's reply to her letter of cumbent on me to lay the same the 5th of May, and farther ac- before viscount Sidmouth, the quainted her majesty " that it secretary of state for the home
department; and I have just coronation, and lord viscount learnt from his lordship, in reply, Sidmouth, one of your majesty's that having received a letter, principal secretaries of state, dated the 11th inst. from the having communicated to the queen, in which her majesty was queen the judgment pronouncing pleased to inform him of her in- against her majesty's claim : in tention to be present at the cere- order to preserve her just rights, mony of the 19th, the day fixed and those of her successors, and for his majesty's coronation, and to prevent the said minute being, to demand that a suitable place in after times referred to, as deshould be appointed for her ma- riving validity from her majesty's jesty,—he was commanded by supposed acquiescence in the dethe king to acquaint her majesty, termination therein expressed, that it was not his majesty's
plea- the queen feels it to be her sure to comply with the applica- bounden duty, to enter her most tion contained in her majesty's deliberate and solemn protest letter : I have accordingly to re- against the said determination; quest that your lordship will and to affirm and maintain, that make my humble representation by the laws, usages, and customs to her majesty, of the impossibi- of this realm, from time immelity, under these circumstances, morial, the queen-consort ought of my having the honour of of right to be crowned at the obeying her majesty's commands. same time with the king's ma-I have the honour to be, my jesty: lord, your lordship's most obe- “ In support of this claim of dient, humble servant.
right, her majesty's law officers “ HOWARD or Effingham. have proved before the said “ Acting as Earl Marshal of England. council, from the most ancient “ The Lord Viscount Hood.”
and authentic records, that Her majesty's law advisers then queens-consort of this realm have, had a consultation, and the fol- from time immemorial, particilowing protest against the deci- pated in the ceremony of the sion of the privy council coronation with their royal husdrawn up, and signed by her bands. The few exceptions that majesty.
occur demonstrate, from the CAROLINE R.
peculiar circumstances in which “ To the King's Most Excellent they originated, that the right
itself was Majesty.
never questioned, The Protest and Remonstrance from necessity suspended, or from
though the exercise of it was, of Caroline, Queen of Great motives of policy declined. Britain and Ireland.
“ Her majesty has been taught “ Your majesty having been to believe that the most valuable pleased to refer to your privy laws of this country depend council the queen's memorial, upon, and derive their authority claiming as of right to celebrate from custom; that your majesthe ceremony of her coronation ty's royal prerogatives stand upon on the 19th day of July, being the same basis: the authority of the day appointed for the cele- ancient usage cannot, therefore, bration of your majesty's royal be rejected without shaking that
foundation upon which the most descended from a long race of important rights and institutions kings, was the daughter of a of the country depend. Your sovereign house connected by majesty's council, however, with- the ties of blood with the most out controverting any of the facts illustrious families in Europe, or reasons upon which the claim and her not unequal alliance with made on the part of her majesty your majesty, was formed in full has been supported, have ex- confidence that the faith of the pressed a judgment in opposition king and the people was equally to the existence of such right. pledged to secure to her all those But the queen can place no con- honours and rights which had fidence in that judgment, when been enjoyed by her royal preshe recollects that the principal decessors. individuals by whom it has been • In that alliance her majesty, pronounced were formerly her believed, that she exchanged the successful defenders ; that their protection of her family for that opinions have waved with their of a royal husband, and of a free interest, and that they have since and noble-minded nation. From become the most active and your majesty, the queen powerful of her persecutors : still perienced only the bitter disapless can she confide in it, when pointment of every hope she had her majesty calls to mind that indulged. In the attachment of the leading members of that the people she has found that council, when in the service of powerful and decided protection your majesty's royal father, re- which has ever been her steady ported in the most solemn form, support and her unfailing consothat documents reflecting upon lation. Submission from a subher majesty were satisfactorily ject, to injuries of a private nature, disproved as to the most impor- may be matter of expediencetant parts, and that the remainder from a wife it may be matter of was undeserving of credit. Under necessity, but it never can be the this declared conviction, they duty of a queen to acquiesce in strongly recommended to your the infringement of those rights majesty's royal father to bestow which belong to her constituhis favour
queen, then tional character. princess of Wales, though in op- “ The queen does, therefore, reposition to your majesty's de- peat her most solemn and deliclared wishes. But when your berate protest against the deci. majesty had assumed the kingly sion of the said council, considerpower, these same advisers, in ing it only as the sequel of that another minute of council, re
course of persecution under which canted their former judgment, her majesty has so long and so and referred to and adopted these severely suffered, and which devery same documents as a justifi- cision, if it is to furnish a prececation of one of your majesty's dent for future times, can have harshest measures towards the no other effect than to fortify opqueen-the separation of her ma pression with the forms of law, jesty from her affectionate and and to give to injustice the sanconly child.
tion of authority. The protection “ The queen, like your majesty, of the subject, from the highest