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At Dawlish, Devon, on February 6, James Brown, Esq, of Brighton, formerly of the firm of Brown, Hall, and West, bankers.-At Broadwater, Authur Richardson, Esq.---In London, Robert Blake, Esq. of Lyminster Lodge, near Arundel, M. P. for that Borough.-Mr Thornton, landlord of the Nelson Arms. ---On Tuesday, Mr. Furnehough, of the Bethesda Baths, King'sroad.---At Chichester, Mr. Stephen Hack, currier, of Little London, aged 49 years.---Mrs. Mary Polling, widow, aged 72 years, Sister to Mr. Robert Ackerson, of Duke-street.---On Tuesday, at Arundel, John Spencer ---In St. Pancrass, Chichester,
Hurry, shopkeeper. --At Jamaica, Petrarch Rickman, aged 23 years, fourth son of Clio Rickman. sanal TORSTE
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High Water at Dieppe the same time as at Brighton.
The extravagant reports and speculations which, at times, continue to appear in a certain Morning Daily Paper, relative to the King's Palace here, often hold common sense, and, not unfrequently, common truth and candour, at defiance. The following communication appeared in that paper on Monday the 31st ult. We believe that between two and three hundred persons of different descriptions dined there (the Palace) on Saturday, and that the same system of hospitable revelry is expected to be continued every day this week.” At His Majesty's table on the Saturday spoken of, covers were laid for six or eight and twenty, at the outside !! The Noble Visiters at the Palace never bring a numerous retinue of servànts with them, and, much more often than otherwise, none. We quote the above, as a fair specimen of. the accuracy observed, by the paper in question, on the subject
pointed out, at all times. The wretched effusions, by whigs as well as tories, are often perused here, with indignation and disgust. In poor P-'s time such gross and palpable violations of truth, however fierce the storm of political warfare might rage, with the intent of wounding the feelings of the domestic circle, were never permitted. Upon such matters, as emanating from the same source, we have touched in our preceding numbers, and not without suggesting a remedy that might check, if not entirely subdue, their circulation here, and which the preservation of our best interests, as a populous, industrious, and well meaning town, above all things attached to its Sovereign and enlightened patrons, is beginning most imperatively to require.
The following remarks, in open condemnation of the guilty practice, fabricating falshoods, and essaying to disguise them under a semblance of truth, and of which this town has had too much reason to complain, appeared in The Courier of the 2nd instant, viz.
“ We have perused a series of letters in the Morning Chronicle from Brighton, which have of late, assumed an authoritative character, pretending to give the details of His Majesty's life at the Pavilion, and to publish the minutest accounts of his business, his amusements, his opinions, and his attachments. They were, for a time, inoffensive, and imperfect enough, and did not call for any particular animadversion. But their present object seems to be, to induce a belief that His Majesty cherishes opinions and principles very different from those of his Ministers, and to place His Majesty in an ungracious point of view to his people. These attempts are made in ráther a new way; mixed up in lighter matter, and touched upon as if they were facts too notorious to be controverted. Thus the reponsible Officers of the Crown are represented as conducting themselves in such a manner as to show that they set no value upon their reponsibility—as not presuming to interpose any advice, but contenting themselves with being the tạme and acquiescent instruments of others, who do not occupy situations that are responsible. They are depicted as obnoxious to the Royal presence, and their company considered as unwelcome and unpleasant. Then amidst a seeming devotion to His Majesty, hints and remarks slide in, as if it were wished to shake the deep attachment which his subjects bear him. Because the late King was able, from a robust state of health, to take strong exercises, it is insinuated that his present Majesty ought to do the same, and not to remain in retirement, though every man knows His Majesty has been subject to attacks of the gout, which render all active exercises impossible, and quiet expedient-unless upon the Cortes' principle, that men are best fitted for action, who are suffering the torments of that painful disease.'
“It seems necessary to state, (for the letters, it must be confessed, are written in such a way, as to induce many to believe they are the productions of some person within the Palace), it seems necessary, we repeat, to state that the King is too well acquainted with, and observant of, the Constitution, to act without his responsible advisers, and that the responsible advisers know too well the duties that attach to their high office to acquiesce in any measures which have not been distinctly advised and recommended by themselves.
- We trust the writer of the letters will take the hints we now give him, and show more real attachment to the honour and dignity of his Sovereign in future.”
If The Courier can express indignation at what has occurred, from a duty self-evident to the Sovereign, how much stronger is the cause for reprobation which attaches itself to this town, which owes its every advantage to the fostering auspices of the Throne, and where gratitude for the past should characterize the present, and hold forth a generous promise of the future. It is true, the abuse of the press is beyond the control of the inhabitants of Brighton-but they can set their faces against the obnoxious matter, by declining to peruse, or purchase the sheet "which contains it-its total rejection here, would give a partial check to the evil at least, and it would, at the same time, raise the reputation of the inhabitants for feelings most honorable to possess, and ensure to them the approbation of every loyal and reflecting individual in the united Kingdom. After a residence
months in it, causing thousands and tens of sterling thousands to find their way to the tills of the local traders, which else had never been so directed to reward their labour, and contribute to their support, our gracious Sovereign is now on the eve of removing from Brighton, his designated “favorite residence," for a season :--and in the interval of that absence, which, by the middle order of the people, and the poor, will be severely felt, we ardently hope and trust, that means will be devised, to render more conspicuous that spirit of devoted loyalty, and unchanged attachment, known to live with us, towards our illustrious Benefactor, that the hope of impunity may no longer induce, for corrupt party views, and the anticipation of lucre, venalities such as have long, very much too long, been passively allowed to prevail. ? The numerous letters, which we have received, in approval of our antecedent remarks, and cherishing the hope, that our suggestions may not have been offered in vain, we intend, many of them, hereafter to publish: and, in the interim, we earnestly solicit of the inhabitants of this town, that we may be favored with many more.