Cobbett's Political Register Volume 7

Cobbett's Political Register Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1805 edition. Excerpt: ...have iallen on the Public; 'or, in case of Mr. Trotter's death, it might have become, necessary to unravel his very intricate accounts in a court of law, before the balance in his hands could have been recovered. At any rate, the public money has been unnecessarily put to liazard; and that in defiance of ihe precautions taken against it by the legislature.----The evil arising from the application of public money by individuals to private use, is strongly exemplified in (he case of Mr. Adam Jelhcoe, formerly ilcp. payr. of the navy, which was brought to our notice from the circumstance of Lord Melville's having been acquitted in his accts. of the 4um of. 24,846. 6s. 6id. the amount of Mr. Jellicoc's deficiency. Having found that the public money had been vc: y generally, applied to private use by Mr. Trotter the payr., we were induced to call upon Mr. Samuel Jellicoe, to endeavour to ascertain whether Mr. Trotter deiived any advantage from suffering so large a balance to remain in the hands of Mr. Adam Jellicoe, his father. Mr. S. Jellicoe stated, he had no conception that his father paid any conjyderation to Mr. Trotrcr, or to any other person, on that acct.; but -e learned from JUO), that hj- father died;.sscd of ccr tain freehold property, which had not been sold and applied in liquidation of his debt to the treasurer of the navy; and that he, Mr. S. JcMicoe, was still indebted to his father's estate in the sum of = 1,9 49 part of a debt of '4,000, which it had been agreed he should pay by instalments of, 200 a year. We therefore felt it incumbent on us to inquire into all the circumstances respecting Mr. Adain Jellicoe's debt, and the ground upon which the treasurer had been acquitted of thi- deficiency. more

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  • English
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  • 9781236597014