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you must have given me credit for something in the way of sang froid &
prudence at least, in never having stooped to go to Acheron with my
story: - Oh! how would his chops water did he but know of the bonne
I could treat him with!

Should Lord Pelham wish to see the substance of the paper in
print (for example to serve him as an ostensible warrant for doing his duty,
and to afford him the plea of necessity for breaking so many illegal
and corrupt promises as there will be to break) he could be accommodated
without difficulty. The hostilities in it would cost me much less trouble to
put out than it did to put them in. They were put in, why? because
the conduct of this present Administration has all along been
such to me, as never to hold out to me any hopes but from their fears.

Losing the post of yesterday has since given me time for running
over Collins's continuation of his New South Wales History from Sept.r
1796 to August 1801. The predictions I had hazarded as above, are verified
to a degree astonishing even to myself. The most promising settlement
(Hawkesbury & Norfolk Island) either abandoning or recommended to be
abandoned. Famine, at the time of the greatest possible future plenty
at all times probable, from any one of five sources — 1. Drought. 2. Inundation.
3. Fire (natural). 4. Incendiarism & 5. Savage hostility, against
which defence is unavailing. As to returns to England the idea of preventing
them on the part of Expirees (an imprisonment always illegal)
is now disclaimed, though illegal exceptions continue to be made. Returns
by Non-expirees less and less preventible. The profligacy always
universal and at its maximum: the D. of P. with Mr. K, with full
notice of it, spreading lies to the contrary, for no better purpose
than that of pimping to the whims of Lord B. about his Milbank
Estate, to the prejudice of his real interests, as declared by all his
professional advisers. Impeachable matter crowds in, in such quantities,
the only perplexity is about the choice. A single drop in this
ocean of guilt and that demonstrable by record, has been declared
assets for impeachment by professional men of the first eminence —
no party men and in the coolest blood. I have exhausted my
own paper and (I fear) your patience.

Yours &c

Talk of Bastiles ? — New South Wales the true Bastile: the
other, if true, a molehill to a mountain. —

Sir Charles being at this time on his return from Brighton, the above letter,
instead of being sent on, was kept by him at his house in Pall Mall. On the
11th Mr. B called on him at Pall Mall, and proposed to him, that instead of troubling
himself to hunt for Lord Pelham with but little chance of finding him, he should
send to his Lordship the above letter with the accompanying papers [Nos 12, 13,& 14]
which he might do without saying it was at the desire of Mr. B Sir Charles accordingly
promised to do so: but Mr. B, anxious to provide against a sort of treatment to which he
had been so much accustomed,
as soon as he got home, wrote
to Sir Charles a letter of which
the following is a copy.

Identifier: | JB/120/013/002
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 120.



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panopticon versus new south wales

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no. 8 / sir charles bunbury to mr bentham



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john herbert koe




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copy of letter 1713, vol. 7

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