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Hry X DIGEST OF POLITICAL EVENTS.' S, ID ONE single subject may be said to
9 Villeneure Le Roi, May 29. have, exclusively engrossed public atten * Lady Anne llamillon is commanded by her Ma. tion during the last month. It is a
jesty the Queen of England, lo signify to Lord Mel. subject, indeed, of sufficient magnitude, ville, that it is her Majesty's intention to return to and of sufficient importance, to entitle Lord Melville would be so good as to give orders
England immediately-therefore she desires, that it to such undivided notice. We need hardly add, that we allude to the arrival
that one of the Royal yachts should be in attendance
at Calais next Saturday, 3d June, to convey her of hér Majesty in this country.". Majesty and suite to England.".. !!
Of this event we proceed to lay be- To this the answer subjoined was refore our readers a correct detail, accompanied by the whole of the official do ceived by Lady Anne Hamilton, at St.
Omer's : cuments. Her Majesty arrived at St. Omer at
“ Admiralty, Ist June, Nine A, M.
Lord Melville had the honour to receive yester. half
past five o'clock, on the morning of day Lady Hamilton's note of the 20th ult. conveying the 1st of June. She was accompanied the information that the Queen intends being al Ca. by Lady Anne Hamilton, Alderman lais to-inorrow. His Majesty, however, being absent Wood, &c.
from London, Lord Melville cannot receive his comDispatches from the Queen having mands as to the Board of Admiralty giving orders reached Mr. Brougham and the King's for one of the Royal yachts to proceed at present to ministers, the former gentleman imme- Calais.” diately left London, accompanied by When Lord Hutchinson and Mr. Lord Hutchinson, who was understood Brougham arrived at St. Omer, they to be the bearer of some specific pro- were introduced to her Majesty, and posals on the part of his Majesty. They had a short interview, during which did not reach St. Omer's till Saturday nothing passed except conversation on evening. It is proper to add, that Mr. indifferent topics. After they had reBrougham was entirely unacquainted tired, Mr. Brougham sent the following with the nature of the proposals which letter to Lord Hutchinson: Lord Hutchinson was empowered to " Mr. Brougliam having humbly submitted to the make: nor did any communication upon Queen, that he had reason to believe that Lord the subject take place between those Flutchinson had brought over a proposition from the individuals till after their arrival at St. King to her Majesty; the Queen has been pleased to Omer's, when Mr. Brougham, in his
command Mr. Brougham to request. Lord Hutchins
son to communicate any such proposition as soon as official capacity as her Majesty's attorney-general, became the medium through sali) will wait to receive it from your Lordship.com
possible, in writing. The bearer of this (Count Vas. whom they were transmitted.
June 4, 1820." We have stated above, that dispatches To this letter Lord Hutchinson sent were sent by her Majesty to the King's ministers. The following are copies of that his Lordship had no written pro
a written answer, which merely stated the Queen's letters, to the Earl of Liver- posals, but only some scattered memopool and Lord Melville, with the an
randa on scraps of paper. Mr. Brougham swer, which was returned by the latter: instantly returned the following reply to
· Villeneuve Le Roi, May 29, 1820. Lord Hutchinson's letter: " Having been prevented by indisposition from ar
“Mr. Brougham is commanded by the Queen to riving sooner in England, I take now the earliest op
express to Lord Hutchinsou, her Majesty's surprise portunity of communicating to the Earl of Liver. pool my intention of arriving in London next Satur
at his Lordship not being ready to state the terms
of the proposition of which he is the bearer; but, as day, 3d of June; and I desire that the Earl of Liver.
Lord Hutchinson is desirous of a few hours' delay, pool will give proper orders that one of the Royal
her Majesty will wait until fie o'clock, in the exyachts should be in readiness at Calais to convey me
poctation of receiving a communication from his to Dover; and likewise, that he would be pleased to
Lordship at that hour.-Iwo o'clock, June 4, 1820." signify to me his Majesty's intentions as to what residence is to be allotted to me, either for a temporary
This letter is dated two o'clock on or a permanent habitation. I trust that his Majesty Sunday, and it was not till within a the King is perfectly recovered from his late severe few minutes of the stipulated time (five indisposition.
o'clock) that Lord Hutchinson com(Signed) CAROLINE, Queen of England.
municated his proposals in the follow“ To the Right Hon. the Earl of Liverpool."
ing letter, addressed to Mr. Brougham: The letter to Lord Melville, the First
“ Sir,--In obedience to the cominands of the Lord of the Admiralty, was written by Queen 'I have to infotin you, that I am not in possesLady Anne Hamilton ; it was as fol
sion of any proposition or propositions, detailed in a specific form of words, which I could lay before her
Majesty; but I can detail to ydu/fot berinformation, it, and ordered it to be acknowledged ; the substance of mauy courersations held with Lord stating, that the Queen saw no reason Liverpool. His Majesty's Ministers propose, that to alter her course? 50.0001. per annum stould be settled on the Queen for tire, sutject to such conditions as the King may
* St. Onier's, Five o'clock, June 4, 1890. impose. I have also reason to know, that the condi
“My Dear Sir-I should wish that you would Gons likely to be imposed by his Majesty are, thal the cater into a more detailed" explanation, but, to Ouern is not to assume the style and title of Queen Shiew you my anxious and sincere wish for as aoef Exigland, or any title attached to the Royal Pai comınodation, I am willing to send a courier to Eogmily of England. A condition is also to be attached land to ask for further instruction, provided her to this grant, what she is not to reside in any part of Majesty will communicate to you whether any part the United Kingdom, or even to sisit Euglaud. The of the proposition which I have made would be acconsequence of such a visit will be an immediate ceptable to her: and if there is any thing which she message to Parliament, and an entire end to a!! may, wisli to offer to the English (overument, on compromise and negotiation. I believe that there is her part, I am willing to make myself the medium no other condition-I am sure none of ang impor- through which it may pass. I have the honour to tance I think it right to send to you an extract of
be," &e. (Signed) * HUTCHINSON." a letter from Lord Liverpool to me: his words are Her Majesty went on board the It is material that her Majesty should know confiLady Jane packet, at eleven o'clock dentially, that, if she shall be so il-advised as to on Sunday night (June 4th), and at six come over to this country, there mast then be ab o'clock the following morning the vesed to all pegotiation and compromise. The deci. sel left the harbour. About a quartet sion, I may say, is taken to proceed against her as
before one it arrived in Dover roads; soon as she sets her foot on the British shores.-1 casinot conclude this letter without my humble, but on account of the tide could not though serious and sincere supplication, that her Ma
enter the harbour. A boat was there jesty will take these propositions into hier inost calm fore provided to convey her Majesty consideration, and not act with any hurry or preci- and attendants to shore, and at about a pitation or so important a subject. I hope that my quarter past one on Monday the 5th advice will not be misinterpreted. I can have no of June, her Majesty landed. Great possible in terest which would induce me to give fale crowds were assembled to witness her facioas counsel to the Queen. But, kt the eveut be disembarkation, not only at Dover, but what it may, I shall console myself with lie reflect along the whole road of her journey to Gist that t have performed a paintul duty imposed the metropolis, where she arrived on and is a case in the decision of which the King, the Tuesday evening, and took up her resiQueen, the Government, and the People of England, dence at Alderman Wood's house in we materially interested. Having done so, I fear South Audley Street. The mob pa mither obloquy nor misrepresentation. I certainly raded the streets at the west end of the should not have wished to have brought matters lo town for several nights after her Mato precipitate a conclusion; but it is her Majesty's jesty's arrival, breaking windows and decision, and not mine. I am conscious that I have picking pockets. But we must now turn performed my duty towards her with every possible to other proceedings connected with thi degree of feeling and delicacy. I have been obliged
event. 10 make use of your brother's hand, as I write with pain and difficulty, and the Queeu bas refused to
The moment it was known that her give any, even the suortest, delay. I have the honour Majesty had positively landed, those 10 be, Sir, with great regard, Your most obeclient steps were taken by ministers, which humble servant,
HUTCHINSON." were mentioned in Lord Hutchinson's This letter is said to have been read by letter. On Tuesday, the 6th of June, her Majesty with great indignation; and the following message from the King Mr. Brougham, at her desire, returned was sent down to both Houses of Parthe following answer :
“ GEORGE, R. ** Mr. Brougham is commanded by the Quren to
" The King thinks it necessary, in consequence of acknowledge the receipt of Lord Huteliäson's let
the arrival of the Queen, to communicate to the Ler, and to inform bis Lordslrip, that it is quite im
House of Lords certain papers respecting the con possible for her Majesty to listen to such a proposi duct of her Majesty since her departure from this tion.-Five o'clock, June 4."
kingilom, which he recommends to the immediate Her Majesty immediately left Şt. and serious attention of the House. Omer's. She quitted it, indeed, so sud,
“ The King has felt the most anxious desire to denly, that even Mr. Brougham did nog
avert the becessity of disclosures and discussions know of her departure ; and so little which must be as painful to his people, as they can
be to himself: but the step now taken by the Queen did Lord Hutchinson expect it, that he
leaves him no alternative. was in the act of writing the following 4. The King has the fullest confidence that, in letter to Mr. Brougham when the Queen consequence of this communication, the House of went away. This letter was sent after Lords will adopt that course of proceeding wbich her Majesty to Calais, in an enclosure the justice of the case, and the honour and lignity of from Mr. Brougham. Her Majesty read his Majesty's Crown, may require.” New MONTHLY MAG.-No. 78. Vol. XIV.
This message was accompanied in for the repeal of the 12th Geo. III. comboth houses by papers containing the monly called the Royal Marriage Act. evidence, as connected with her Majes. He observed, that "exclusively of the ty's conduct, which the King thought it many forcible general reasons which had necessary to lay before Parliament. The already induced him to wish that that proceedings, however, which took place law were expunged from the statutein the two houses, upon the occasion, book, he could not but indulge hopes were very different. In the House of that the consideration of it in all its Lords Earl Liverpool moved, that the bearings upon the unhappy differences papers which had been laid upon the now subsisting in the Royal family, table, by the command of his Majesty, might suggest, to persons better qualisbould be referred to a secret committee; fied than himself, some legislative meaand, in the course of his speech, the sure, divested of all penal character, noble earl made the following observa- which might allay apprehensions at pretions, which it is of importance should sent too well founded. The sort of meabe remembered, because infamous at- sure which he had in view, should tempts have been made by the seditious others introduce and adopt it, might supress to create a belief, that her Majesty persede the necessity of investigation is to be denied that open and impartial into any charges, might save the comjustice, which belongs to the meanest mittee from the painful duties about to subject of the realm, when accused. I be imposed upon them, and without trust, said the noble earl," no one will disparaging the honour of either of the believe that it is my intention to propose illustrious parties, might satisfy the reaany measure affecting the Queen, in the sonable expectations of both, and above progress of which her Majesty shall not all, relieve both from the painful situahave the fullest opportunity of being tion in which they had now too long heard, or of adducing whatever evidence been placed.” she may think necessary. It is not for
The noble lord subsequently brought me at the present moment to anticipate in his bill, and it was read a first time; any measure that it may be ultimately but though he entered into explanafound expedient to propose, but to con- tions on that occasion, we believe there fine myself to the motion for referring is not an individual, himself excepted, these papers to a secret committee of who comprehends how the repeal of the fifteen lords, to be chosen by ballot." On the following
day (Thursday), the marriage act could be made beneficially committee was chosen, after a motion between their Majesties. It is not like
applicable to the existing differences by Lord Kenyon (for postponing the ly, however, that the experiment will ballot, in consequence of what had occurred in the House of Commons,) had nified his intention of opposing the fu
be tried, for the Earl of Liverpool sigbeen negatived by a large majority. The following were the members of the com
ture progress of the bill.-We now pass
to the consideration of what took place mittee :
in the House of Commons upon his The Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Chancellor, Majesty's message. On the day when Lord President, Duke of Beaufort, Duke of Nor
it was presented, a short debate arose, thumberland, Marquess of Lansdown, Marquess of Buckingham, Earl of Liverpool, Earl Beauchamp, Mr. Creevey, and Sir Robert Wilson,
in the course of which Mr. Bennet, Viscount Sidmouth, Bishop of London, Lord Redesdale, Lord Erskine, and Earl of Lauderdale.
expressed themselves somewhat premaThe sitting of the committee, after it
turely upon the general inerits of the
question. had been appointed, was postponed till
On the following day, previously to the following Tuesday; and it was subsequently farther adjourned from time sideration, Mr. Brougham read the folto time, up to the period at which we are writing. It is extremely probable, lowing communication from the Queen': however, before this comes into the “ The Queen thinks it necessary to inform the House hands of our readers, that the commit- of Commons, that she has been induced to return to tees of both houses will have com- England in consequence of the measures pursued menced their important inquiries.
against her honour and her peace for some time past It may be necessary to advert, briefly,
by secret agents abroad, and lately sanctioned by to a motion made by Lord Holland, as
the conduet of the Government at home. That in connected with this subject. On Fri
adopting this course, her Majesty has had no other
purpose whatsoever, bút the defence of her clarke. day, the 9th of June, his lordship inti
ter, and the maintenance of those just rights, which mated his intention of presenting a bili have devolved apoy her by the death of that, revered
Monarch,in whose high honour and vohaken afec. charge and actual guilt; but he would Lion she had always found her surest support. “ Cpon her arrival, the Queen is surprised to find ed to describe in detail what the nature
transgress against his duty, if he attempt. that a Message has been sent down to Parliainent; of those communications requiring its altention to written documents; and
was. He she tearus with still greater astonishment that there should, however, assure the honourais an intention of proposing that these should be le ble and learned gentleman, that with ferred to a Secret Committee. It is this day fourteen respect to the credibility of the sources years since the first charges were brought forward of information, it came from parties against her Majesty. Then, and upon every occa- who were prepared to appear before any suon during that long period, she has shown the ut tribunal which might be appointed, with most readiness to meet iter accusers, and to court a view to corroborate in the most sothe fullest inquiry into her conduct. She now also lemn manner the truth of those deposidesires an open investigation, in which she may see both the charges and the witnesses against her, a
tions, which had been given in the first privilege not denied to the meanest subject of the instance in a written shape. With reTealm.
spect to the course of proceedings, it "In the face of the Sorereign, the Parliament,
was astonishing that the Queen's able zad the Country, she solemnls protests against the legal assistants should not have sugJaracation of a Secret Tribunal to examine documents gested to her mind, that it could never privately prepared by her adversaries, as a proceed- occur to a rational creature, to a ininiing anknown to the law of the land, and a flagrant ster of the Crown, accustomed to the violation of all use principles of justice : she rehes with full confidence upon the integrity of the House purest administration of justice, that of Commons for defeating the only attempt she has any, the slightest imputation of guilt any reison to fear.
could attach to the meanest subject of * The Queeu cannot forbear to add, that, even be the state, without his being allowed an fore any proceedings were resolved upon, she has investigation, which would afford him, been treated in a manner too well calculated to pre together with that publicity necessary judge ber cause. The omission of ber name in the to the ends of justice, a full opportunity Liturgs, and williholding the means of conveyance of cross-examining evidence, rebutting usually afforded to all the brauches of the Royal testimony, and impeaching the characPamily, the refusal even of an answer to her applica- ter of the witnesses, with a degree of tion for a place of residence in the royal mansions, liberty which her Majesty inust share, and the studied slights, both of English ministers abroad, and of the agents of all Foreign powers over
not in precedence, but in common with whom the Eogish Government has any influence, every subject in the country.” must be viewed as measures designed to prejudice
A long and important debate ensued, the world against her, and could only have been which terminated in a motion of 'adjustified by trial and conviction.”
journment by Mr. Wilberforce, till the - This communication having been read, following Friday, that time might be and afterwards laid upon the table of the afforded for averting, if possible, by House, Lord Castlereagh proceeded to negotiation, the necessity for any furmove the appointment of a committee ther proceeding. This motion, which to consider the papers which had been seemed to meet the general wish of the communicated by the King. In the House, was acceded to by Lord Castlecourse of his speech, his lordship went reagh, though he stated at the time, into a variety of important details, and that he did not expect any favourable insisted with great eamestness upon the result from the measure, an opinion fact, that the papers contained matters which has, indeed, been fully verified. of grave and serious charge against her The debate was accordingly adjourned Majesty. He also, as well as Lord Li till Friday, and a negotiation having verpool, disclaimed the idea of any se
commenced, it was further postponed, cret investigation, in the following em
from time to time, till Monday the phatic language. He said, he “ consi- 19th, when all hope of a conciliatory dered the message sent down by the arrangement being utterly at an end, the Queen as recommended by her legal following papers were laid before Parliaadvisers; and when that message spoke of secret communications, of charges COMMUNICATIONS ON THE PART OF resting on written documents,-and to
HIS MAJESTY'S be decided by some secret tribunal,
GOVERNMENT; LAID BEFORE BOTH which the House was to be induced to
HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT, JUNE 1820. adopt, through the prejudices excited
No. I.--Communication from the Queen to the Earl of against the Queen, he wished to relieve
Liverpool. the honourable and learned gentleman from such a belief and apprehension. Lord Liverpool, that she has directed her most sè.
The Queen commands Mr. Brougham to inform There was a great difference between a
rious attention to the declared sense of Parliament, which the King authorised to be made to her to suggest a method, by which she conceives all
as to the propriety of some amicable adjustment of full, and candid explanation on the part of her Ma. existing differences being attempted; and submit. jesty's Advisers. ting to that high authority with the gratitude due The Memorandum of the 15th April, while it to the protection she has always received from it, proposed that her Majesty should abstain from the her Majesty no longer waits for a communication exercise of the Rights and Privileges of Queen with from the Ministers of the Crown, but commands certain exceptions, did not call upon her Majesty Mr. Brougham to announce her own readiness to to renounce any of them. consider any arrangement that can be suggested Whatever appertains to her Majesty by law, as consistent with her dignity and honour.
Queen, inust continue to appertain to Her so long One O'Clock, Friday, 9th June, 1820.
as it is not abrogated by law. No. II.-The Earl of Lirerpool in Answer to the Com.
The King's Servants, in expressing their readimunication from the Queen on the same day.
ness to receive the suggestion for a satisfactory adLord Liverpool has had the honour of receiving justment which her Majesty's Advisers promise, the Queen's communication of this day, and begs
think it right, in order to save time, distinctly to leave to acquaint her Majesty that a memorandum
state, that any proposition which they could feel it delivered by Lord Liverpool to Mr. Brougham on
to be consistent with their duty to recommend to the 15th April last, contains the propositions which
his Majesty, must have for its basis her Majesty's Lord Liverpool was commanded by the King to
residence abroad.-llth June, 1820. communicate through Mr. Brougham to her Ma. No, V.-Communication from the Queen to the Earl jesty.
of Liverpool. Her Majesty has not been advised to return any
The Queen commands Mr. Brougham to acknowAnswer to those propositions, but Lord Liverpool ledge having received Lord Liverpool's note of last, assures her Majesty that the King's servants will
night, and to inform his Lordship that her Majesty still think it their duty, notwithstanding all that
takes it for granted that the Memorandum of April has passed, to receive for consideration any sugges. 15 was not submitted to her before Saturday, only tions which her Majesty or her advisers may have because her Legal Advisers had no opportunity to offer upon those propositions.
of seeing her Majesty until Lord Hutchinson was Fife House, 9th June, 1820.
on the spot prepared to treat with her. No. III-Communication from the Queen to the Earl Her Majesty commands Mr. Brougham to state, of Liverpool.
that as the basis of her recognition as Queen is adThe Queen cominands Mr. Brougham to inform mitted by the King's Goverument, and as his MaLord Liverpool that she has received his letter, and jesty's Servants express their readiness to receive that the memorandum of April 15, 1820, which the any suggestion for a satisfactory adjustment, her proposition made through Lord Hutchinson had Majesty, still acting upon the same principles appeared to supersede, has also been now submit. which have always guided her conduct, will now ted to her Majesty for the first time.
point out a method by which it appears to her that Her Majesty does not consider the terms there the object in contemplation may be attained. specified as at all according with the condition Her Majesty's Dignity and Honour being ses upon which she informed Lord Liverpool yesterday, cured, she regards all other matters as of comparathat she would entertain a proposal, namely, that tively little importance, and is willing to leave it should be consistent with her dignity and bo. every thing to the decision of any person or perpour At the same time she is willing to acquit sons, of high station and character, whom both those who made this proposal, of intending any parties may concur in naming, and who shall have thing offensive to her Majesty : and Lord Liver. authority to prescribe the particulars as to resipool's letter indicates a disposition to receive any dence, patronage, and income, subject of course to suggestions which she may offer.
the approbation of Parliament.--12th June, 1820. Her Majesty retains the same desire which she
No. VI. - The Earl of Liverpool in Answer to the commanded Mr. Brougham yesterday to express, of
Communication from the Queen of the 12th of June, submitting her own wishes to the authority of
1820. Parliament, now so decisively interposed. Still acting upon the same principle, she now com
Lord Liverpool has received the communication
made by the Queen's commands. mands Mr. Brougham to add, that she feels it ne
The King's Servants feel it to be unnecessary to cessary, before
naking any further proposal, to bave it understood that the recognition of her rank
enter into any discussion on the early parts of this
communication, except to repeat that the Memoand privileges as Queen, must be the basis of any
randum delivered to Mr. Brougham of the 15th arrangement which can be made.
The moment that basis is established, her Majesty will be ready April, contained the only proposition to the Queen
Majesty. existing differences may be satisfactorily adjusted.
The views and sentiments of the King's Govern10th June, 1820.
ment, as to her Majesty's actual situation, are sufNo. IV.—The Earl of Liverpool in Answer to the ficiently explained in Lord Liverpool's note of the
Communication from the Queen of the 10th June, Ilth instant. 1820.
Lord Liverpool will proceed therefore to the proLord Liverpool has had the honour of receiving posal made on the part of her Majesty at the close the Queen's communication, and cannot refrain of this communication, viz. “That she is willing from expressing the extreme surprise of the King's to leave every thing to the decision of any person Servants that the Memorandum of April 15th, the or persons of high station and character, whom only Proposition to her Majesty which ever was both parties may concur in naming; and who shall authorised by his Majesty, should not have been have authority to prescribe the particulars as to resubmitted to her Majesty until yesterday.
sidence, patronage, and income, subject of course That Memorandum contains so full a communi-, to the approbation of Parliament." cation of the intentions and views of the King's The King's Confidential Servants cannot think it * Government with respect to the Queen, as to have consistent with their constitutional responsibility entitled his Majesty's Servants to an equally frank, to advise the King to submit to any arbitration, a