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* I %£ one Was noticed > by Sir Francis jiurdett , who fnoved for papers ^ Iattvej to this subject , and . Who will bring the matter to a termination . ' , It appears that immense sums Jiave accrued to the crown , in consequence of immense seizures from nations not at war with us ;
and from them very large grants have been maije to several branches of the royal family : Sir F . Burdett nioVexl for information on this subject , as to the sfims which have tl \ us accrued to the crown , and t | ie application of them . The former p&rt of his application' w ; as graatect * the latter denied . It is evident
from the nature of man , independent of those compliments whichflattery offers to the shrine of royalty , that it is dangerous in any country to leave a-temptation to any person in it , to commit an act of hostility for his own private advantage , before war has been declared , with any country : and the in quiry self on foot by Sir F . Burdett , will be productive of national advantage .
Sepu 25 , 1807 , at his father ' s ( ih& Rev . A . Austin ' s ) house at Clerke , nweilj FRANCIS SPElSfCBR . AIIST ^ aftaF a short illness of three weeks , aged -0 & The conduct of Divine Providence 13 to us frequently inscrutable : it ^ Was so with regard to the subject of this ooituV
ry . Misfortune in early life , and almo $ t at the comhiencehientof . his entering into business , drove l * itt | from L , ondon into the country . Whether it wi * s' owing to inadvertency , and want of necessary 'caution in a person of hfc > youth , or entirely through t ; he villany ^ of * others it is now needless to inquire . After being at the country some , time , he visited
Mejliourn , where it was hta happiness , as . well as that of several of hVlriendtf , to tate the tfisoiution to # W 4 ^ . His * nind was at t&is time $ 4 j 0 jfi turned i ^ the pe ^ sal of poe ^ i # V ilramatlci and the uiht&p and more an ? o 33 in ^ Ktei ^ ary jmbUc ||^ - ^ ^ for thi attentlon ^ fo ^ Toite ^ f ^ jecamc . mt # 9 ^ mmp ^ m ^^ mi tKeatrl-c ^ % ^ fc
The other subject has yem occasion - ally before the Hou $ e , and it Is hlgh ^ tiirie tliat ft should fe W £ atrest . This ^ % |^ set on foot by a petition ^ rom ^ cverai gentlemen / lately ^^ oti the ' igratid ^ i ^ r fer 9 ie county of Middlesex ,: tothe hou $ « of common ^ , tb tal : e into Tconsideratiofi ^ he manifold abuses in the hbuse of correction in CoW-bath Fields , w " hicn ' *^ « been so often stigmatised by the'Haf&e ¥ f
the Baltiie . * The ahegattbns -in % his petition are of a very serious nature , and claim the ' utmost attention from a legislature which Has any regard to th * Eberty of the ^ ubjeci . The prime fault seehis to be in making this place , at the
same tithe , a house of correction lor convicted delinortehts , and a place <} £ confinement for persons whp are tuspectcd , but may be innocent . To subject an innocent person to that treatment Which is supposed to be a proper punishment for a delinquent , is highly unjust , immoral , and unchristian .
love forbore serious works to increase . Theology now ^ inter ^! $ i ; e 4 J * is tnwfi ? and being possessed of an ardent thirst fdr knowledge , he applied himself sedulously to % the acquisition , of it .
Ppzscssed of no youthful prepossessions , i ^ favour of any particular system oJf x&r ligion , or only ia a trifling degree , ibis imnd was open tp conviction , iet . trutK come from where it , would . Pie , soon . saw reason to be disaatisfied . with the
grounds upon which orthodoxy was uik , and after much patient , and free inquiry embraced Un 4 tarjanism . It w ^ s about this time , aad afte ^ r niuch reflection , that he absented himself from , attending upon public worship ; w ^ ich was , and still-is ^ eXc Uwiv ly :, Triinit ^ i- ^ i
in ^ Meibourn * Always a lover of ^ ai turc , and happy in » ^ iamms- * % epe ^ - turcs of Pfepd enjoying th ^ ir exjstcnpc , he witnessed thcit ; plfcafture S& ^ &pftr . . plAceacyii ¦ &j ^ -i £ ch , M ^^ w ^ 0 mu Jmr proved thereby . Insumn ^ c ^ timc , ^ oqt&etemm # f * J * m 4 fa ^ db * KW 0 m fyt ^ uentely ^ cmi o ^ r , |»^ $ q , t ^ ^ . ftjdp-t wiiih *^ m / i * c ^ eW > pfafto&mxlfr - repeated the pn 0 of his favourite pocfr ^ ^ tkii ' ' . . ' . ' . : ¦
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Francis Austm Sftnctr .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Feb. 2, 1808, page 113, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2389/page/57/