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tonsidered. Whether this be the first of of late years; one for a libel on the Queen
many proficutions that are intended to be of France, and the other for one on the
coininenced on account of libellous public late Emperor of Russia. What were the
cations, as has been intimated by the learn. verdicts then, is of no consequence in the
ed Counsel for the defendant, is not the case before us. The inatter retts with
question at present. You, Gentleinen, you, Gentlemen ; and I have no doubt
are to consider the case as ir lies before that your verdiet will be such, as will
you, without any respe? to the part or give complete satisfaction to every mind
the future. That the Ambigu is printed that is not biassed by improper prejudices;
in French, is only an aggravation of the that you will come to that conclusion which
offence in this initance; as it is the more your reaton suggests, and your conscience
likely to engage the attention of French- approves."
inen, and mult therefore prove addision. The Jury, within one minute of the
ally injurious and offensive to the perton time when his Lordship concluded, re-
on whom the attack is made. Two trials turned a verdict of Guilty.
tor libels upon foreigners have taken place The trial latted seven hours.

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FIRST SESSION OF THE SECOND PARLIAMENT OF THE UNITED

KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.

(Continued from Page 153.)

HOUSE OF LORDS.

MONDAY, FEB. 14.

consideration of Parliament the situation The Dukes of Athol and Montrose, of the Prince of Wales; and relying on the Earl of Pembroke, Lords Mont

their attachment, to take such meatures fort and Sheffield, and the Archbishop of as are calculated to increale the comforts Cashel, took the oaths and their leats.

of so distinguished a branch of the Royal The Lord Chancellor gave notice that Family.-Ordered to be congdered this he would, on Monday, explain certain day se'nnight. difficulties respecting the fitting of Pre

THURSDAY, FEB. 17. lates under the Act of Union.

On the firtt reading of the Bank Re.

ftri&tion Bill, Lord Auckland moved for WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16.

an account of the outstanding bank-notes Lord Pelham brought down a Message at different periods lait year *; after from his Majelty, recommending to the which

An Account of the Amount of the Notes of the Bank of England in Circulan
tion on the ist of June, the ift of August, the rit of October, and the ift of De-
cember, 1802, and the aft of February, 1803, distinguishing the Amount of thote
that are below the value of Five Pounds :
Amount of Bank of England Notes of Five Pounds each and upwards, including

Bank Poit Bills, payable Seven Days after Sight.
On the 1st June, 1802

13,257,600
ift Aug. 1802

14,386,640 ift Oet. 1802

13,111,510
it Dec. 1802

12,07 5,020
Itt Feb. 1803
Amount of Bank of England Notes of Two, and One Pound each :
On the sft June, 1802

3,013,610
it Aug. 1802

3,292,520 ist O&t. 1802

3,435,130 ift Dec. 3802

3,236,530 ilt Feb. 1803

3,234,530 Bank of England, Feb. 7, 1803.

W. WALTON, Acc. Gen. VOL. XLIII, MARCH 1802.

Lord

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Lord Moira expressed his sentiments at Lord Pelham moved the second reading Some length; and observed, that no mea- of the Bank Restriction Bill, and urged sure ever more loudly called for discusion the same arguments as before, in support and explanation on the part of Ministers : of the measure.-Lords King and Moira he considered ils continuance either as a spoke at some length, to thew that the measure of Government at the istance of meature was not necefiary : Lords Weftthe Bank, or the effect of an accoming. morland and Auckland argued in support dation between these parties; and con

of the bill. tended, that the reítriction produced the

THURSDAY, FEB. 24. prelent untavourable Hate of exchange, Marquis Townhead took the oaths ; and that no neceility existed for the mea- and the Bank Rettriction Bill passed the sure. He concluded with moving for a Committee without any annendment. Itring of documents relative to the affairs

FRIDAY, FEB. 25. of the Bank.

The Bank Rettriction Bili was read a Lord Pelliam, in answer, afferted, third time, and paliel. that the meafure was not proposed at The Mellage, relative to the affairs of the inttance of the Bank; but wis the Prince of Wales, was taken into deemed necessary by Government. 112 consideration. opposed the production of any papers

Lord Pelham moved an Address to his that might tend to retiect on the vali. Majesty, alluring him that their Lord. dity of the Bank.

ships would readily concur in any mea-
After tome farther conversation, the fures adopted for enabling his Royal
accounts moved for by Lord Auckland Flighuess to resume his necessary dige
were ordered, and additional information nity, &c.
was agreed to be given.

Lords Carlisle and Moira said a few
FRIDAY, FEB. 18.

words: the latter deprecated all preinaLord Jerley was (worn, and took his

ture discussion, and reminded the House fest.

of the sentiments of the Prince on the Lord Pelham gave notice, that the occasion. The address was voted nemodij. cantideration of his Majesty's Meflage

A conversation took place between would be put off, on account of the day

Lords Auckland, Grenville, Níoira, and fixed being An-Wednesday.--Adjourn.

the Duke ot Nostolk, relarive to the getu till Monday.

nesal tinancial Itate of the country, in TUESDAY, FEB. 2.

confequence of various documents, relaThe Duke of Montrole a iverted to tive thereto, being moved for by the firit the late conspiracy, and described the

mentioned Peer. The accounts were ordetetatii n which every loyal heait telt at

dered. j's discovery, in an elegant (peech, the

MONDAY, FEB. 28. cbject of which was to move, that " The Royal Allent was given to the bumble Adviels he presented to his Ma. Bank Restriction Bill. jully, in the name of both Houles, con

THURSDAY, MARCH 3. gratulating bim on his providential On the second reading of the Militia efiaje; exprelling their abhorrence of Training Bill, the plut againit his Peiton and Gisverri- The Duke of Montrose spoke at some ment; and alluring him of their firm at- length, to thew the necessity of our being t'chment to our present liappy Conttinn always in a Itrong defensive attitude. sion, as well as to the Perion and Family With this view he thonght, initead of et his Majeity."

twenty-eigle day's training, double that Lid Caniden fecondlet the motion; time llouid be enacted, and a third of and the Actiefs was voted nem. dili the whole Militia ihould be called out.

Certain accun's respecting the illue of Lund Hobart denied that there was Exchequer Bills, &c. nere laid before any neceflity for extraordinary expedia shelve; after which,

The biil was read.-Adjourned.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
MONDAY, FEB. 14.

was deferred till Tuesday the 22d ; when, COL. Jennox moved to bring in a Bill he said, die ihcuid propose tome impor.

tur cfiablithing a Chapel of Lale at tant amendments. Brighton.

Mr. Tierney prelented a Petition from un the molion of the Secretary at the Druggists, &c. of the Borough, comWies, the reading of ite Mutiny Bill plaining of the Medicine Act.

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The Bank Restriction Bill was read a Mr. Dickenson moved to have the third time and patied.

Clothiers' Petition inquired into by : M", "Nickhain obrained leave to bring Committee, which was ordered. in a Bill for preventing Irith Revenue

MONDAY, FEB. 21.
Officers froin voting for Members of
Parliament.

The Secretary at War gave notice that

he thould draw the attention of the Houle Petitions were presented from Leeds, Halifax, and ciher places,

to a periodical publication, called “The

praying Monthly Army' Lijt," which contained some alterations in the Cotton Appren- matter of an improper tendency. tice Bill.

The Sheriffs of London presented a Mr. Manning presented a Pecition from

Petition to enable them to pull down London and Westmintter, for leave to

Bethlem Hospital, to build a new one, continue the Canal from Paddington to and convert its pretent scite into a square, Wapping. Referred to a Committee.

Referred to a Commitcee.
TUESDAY, FEB. 15.

Petitions were also presented for the A Bill for improving the Port of relief of the Merchants of Grenada, and Southampton, and abolihing certain duo relative to the improvement of Bristol ties, was brought in and read.

Harbour, Petitions were prelented from several Sir W. Elford made a long speech re. Brewer's againit the Malt Duties ; and lative to the dilmillal of Mr. Marshall one from tbe Overleers of St. Pancras, from Piymouth Dock.yard ; his motion for leave to build a new Work-louse. was, that a Committee be appointed for

inquiring into the reasons of his dimissal, WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26.

&c. ; but not being seconded, it tell to Several Petitions were brought up the ground. from Brewers, and ordered to lie on the table.

TUESDAY, FEB, 22. The Chancellor of the Exchequer tive to the Woollen Manufactories ; and

Several Petitions were presented rela. brought up a Mellage from his Majesty, after the private bugineis of the day, which was read troin the Chair as follows:

Lord Eufton called the attention of the " His Majesty having taken into con:

Houle to the subject of the late extraorsideration the length ot tine elapled lince dinary Conspiracy: In delivering his the adoption of mealures which the wila

sentiments, he observed, that upon the dom of Partiament thought fit to lanco

late trials lo much had occurred, that,

unless the House and the Public were to tion for arranging the aitairs, and discharging the incuinbrances, of his Royal appear guilty of a dereliction of their Highneis the Prince of Wales; and

firit principles, they could not but conhaving adverted to the progreis made for

sider themselves highly indebted to the carrying the saibe into eifect, recommends

Government, for the wise iteps they had to the conlideration of his faithtul Com.

taken to develope that plot, and to bring mons, the prefent dituation of the Prince ;

its authors to punishment. He atteiand notwithitanding the very great se

wards moved an Address, timilar in fube luctance he feels in fuggefting any addi

Itance to that of the Lords. (During his cional burthen on his people, is induced speech, Lord E. was several times intertu refort to the experienced liberality and rupted by general and enthusiaitic cries artachment to his Royal Houfe, so otten

ot beur!) manitelted by his faithrul Cominons, and

Lord Boyle seconded the motion.' to recommend luch measures as should

MUTINY BILL. Teem belt calculated to lupport the diga The Secretary at War called the atpity, and promote the comforts, ot To tention of the Committee to improveo distinguished a branch of his Royal Fa- ments in His Bild: the first clats of mily.”

amendments were, to check or prevent The Chancellor of the Exchequer move the criminal practice of deserting. It ed, that his Majeity's mott gracious was a practice which had continued duia mellage be referred to a Committee.- ing the war, and is prevalent itill; and Agreed to.

it was a tact that nearly one-fourth of The Chancellor of the Exchequer then the whole army had deierted within the moved, that the Houfe Mould relelve it year; he proposed to deprive Courts ielt into a Committee of the whole Houle, Martial of ine option of lending delerters to take the fame into consideration on

to the settlements abroad, instead of con. Wednelday next.-Agreed to,

demning them to death. The amend.

ment

ones.

PRINCE OF WALES.

1

ment was, to sentence then to “ trans- to interrupt the plan adopted for liquias portation for life, or for an optional term dating the debts, or for preventing new of years :" he mould also propole, “ that After taking a view of the great aný foldier confined for debt, should for. change in the value of money during feit his pay while in prison." These the last eight years, in order to thew the amendments, and others of an inferior necessity of his propofition, he moved, nature, were agreed to.

That it is the opinion of this Com-
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23.

mittee, that his Majesty be enabled to
grant vearly any sum of money out of the

Consolidated Fund, not exceeding60,oool.
On the motion for considering his Ma.
jelty's Mellage,

to take place from the 5th of January Col. Sanley wished to know whether 18c3, and to continue till the sth of the difficulties of the Prince were to be better support and dignity of the Prince

July 1806, towards providing for the removed by any new step, or whether the of Wales." He observed, that the re. matter was like a compromise on account

venues of the Dutchy of Cornwall would of certain claims. If it was to be confi.

be free during this period to the amount dered as the latter, he knew that the first

of 13,000l. otherwise be should have prc. law authorities were divided on the firb.

poled the vote for 73 cool.; and to a ject of the legality of such claims. He

question puit by Mr. Harrison he said, thought the Prince was precluded from

that the amount of the debe liquidated by any application in his behalf, in conte

payments up to the 5th of January quence of the King's Message on the 21st of May 1787.

1803, was 563,8951. and that the residue The Chancellor of the Exchequer de

was 235,754', including principal, inte

reft, and charges' of management. clared, that the subject of compromile

The Solicitor-General, on the part of had not induced him to submit his in. tended propofition.

the Prince, Itated his Royal Highness's The Speaker then left the chair, after

acknowledgement for the interest of the which,

King in his welfare, and his readiness to The Chancellor of the Exchequer in

acquiesce in the determination of the

Houfe. With refpe&t to the Cornwall troduced his propofition, by alluding to

claim, the Prince, in duty to his parent, the conftitutional interest of the Com

had determined to forego it, rather than mittee in the splendour and dignity of the

prosecute fuch claim in a hottile manner. Heir Apparent. He referred to the pro.

Mr. Sheridan made some observations ceedings respecting the Prince in 1795, and jecapitulated the diffe: ent granis wall claims, and observed, that the

on the transactions respecting the Cornmade to Princes of Wales lince the year Prince did not come to the House to beg, 1742, in order to Mew that the income but to obtain his right; and if he relinof the present Prir.ce, in 1795,. was not quithed the measure, his inducements greater than that enjoyed by his grand were the glorious uncertainty of the law, father. He then entered into a detail of and a with not to add to the burthens of the application of the funds for the li

the people. quidation of the Prince's debts; the rewilt of which was, that on the sth of his Higlinels ought to receive a remune

Mr. 'Fox expressed his opinion, that January lait, there had been paid off 363,8951. and continuing the operation The motion was agreed to.

ration equal to his station and character. of this plan, the whole would he di!charged in July 1806, leaving a balance

THURSDAY, FEB. 24. of something less than 100l. and allowing On the queition for receiving the Reo 6cool. for the charges of management: port on his Majesty's Meliage, he next adverted to the Mellage, and ob. Mr. Fonblanque willied the Report 10 derved, that his Highneis ha pailed a

be poftponed, as from the di'cullion that fifth part of his life in embarralment and

had taken place, many circumftances obicurity. His proposition wa',

had induced him to suppose that the prohis Royal Highnes Movid be placed, polition was not in union with the wines from the sth of January 1803, in the

of the Prince. fituation in which he would have been The postponemert being objected to but tor the provifion which was made for

by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the the arrangenurit of his atfairs in the year Report was received and agreed to. 1795, or that he hould receive a giant

FRIDAY, FEB. 25. of 60,000l. per anrum. 1. did not with On the thin reading of the militia

Training

" that

Training Bill, General Tarleton ad- On the resolutions being put, a long verted to the position of our Continental and defultory conversation ensued beNeighbour, who was at the head of tween Mr. Lee, Mr. Wickham, Mra 500,00omen, well manned and disciplined. Bagwell, Mr. M'Naughton, Mr. La. He thought the recruiting of the Militia touche, and the Chancellor of the Ex. interfered with that of the Regulars. chequer, respecting the precipitancy with

The Secretary at War observed, that which the measure was attempted to be the recruiting was nearly over, and hurried through the House. The prin50,000 men had been railed. The Bill cipal objection was to the tax on winwas then passed.

dows, and the tax on tanners, which, MONDAY, FEB. 28.

Messrs. Bagwell, M.Naughton, and LaMr. Tyrwhite faid, he had it in com

touche contended, were extremely noxi. mand from the Prince of Wales, to make

ous to the people of Irciand. the following communication to the

After a reply from Mr. Corry, and House : “ the Prince acknowledges with some remarks in favour of the measure by gratitude the liberal consideration of his the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Majesty's Message by the House; but resolutions were agreed to. considering himself bound to discharge

The Mutiny Bill was read a third certain claims which existed, and were

time and passed. yet unsatisfied, he should be obliged to cellor of the Exchequer obierved, that a

In a Committee of Supply, the Chanapply to large a portion of the income to be allotted him, that he must be obliged sum of 1,600,000l. had been voted for the to postpone, for some time, the reiump- Army Extraordinaries of lalt year: he tion of that dignity which his Majetty at that time said, that the sum would and the House delired; that he knew, not be sufficient for the current expences from experience, he could not relume his of the year; and as it had since been found wonted dignity without a repetition of necessary to augment the Army, an in. thofe circumstances and occurrences which create of expence had occurred of had hitherto embarrassed his mind. The 1,032,150l. To defray this, he moved Prince, therefore, with the limitation

that a lüm not exceeding 1,032,151l. 45. fixed to his income by the resolutions of 81, he granted, to make good the like the House, would continue in his present from the 25th of December 1801, to the

fum paid for the Army Extraordinaries, sicuation ; but that with respect to what. ever arrears may be, fince the year 1762, 24th of December 1802, inclusive. accruing to him, and which he declares ler, the refulution was agreed to.

After soine objections from Mr. Ful upon the best and indubitable legal authorities of the kingdom to belong to

THURSDAY, MARCH 3. him, he was urged by motives far ex- Mr. Fox presented a Petition from the ceeding any conliderations which could Druggists of Weltminster, against the arise to his financial intereits, to wave all Jare Siamp A&. claim to them."

On the Report of the Irish Revenue The Chancellor of the Exchequer move Ads, Col. Bagwell re.ltated his objeced a claule for altering and repealing so tions, particularly to the tax on Tanners. much of the Act of the 35th of the King, Mr. Sheridan objected to the thortness as applies the sum of 13,000l. annually of the notice given, that these taxes were out of the revenues of the Durchy of to be rer.dered permiarent. He wilhed for Cornwall, towards discharging the Prince's a clause to continue them for one year, debis. Agreed to.

before the expiration of which, a discusTUESDAY, MARCHI,

fion might be had. The Prince's Annuity Bill was brought after which, the resolutions were agreed

Some farther conversation took place ; in and read. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2.

On the motion of Mr. Vanttart, an The House in a Committee on the account of the number and tonnage of Irish Revenue Ads. Mr. Corry made a proposition, the ob- tinguishing each port, and the lnips en

thips built in the ports of England, difject of which was, to ailimilate the cul

tered outwards and cleared inwards, &c. lection of revenue in that kingdom with

was ordered to be laid before the Houle. this country, by moving refolurions for continuing the present duties granted for

FRIDAY, MARCH 4. the support of the Government, perpe. Mr. Calcraft submitted a proposition Cually, initead of annually.

on the state of the Prince's affairs. He

to.

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