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that no more bodies could be interred thought nothing but the exigency in it. Leave given.
of the moment could warrant he neaCOMMITTEE OF SUPPLY. sure. He repeated many of the obserThe Charcellor of the Exchequer vations that he had lately inade on the said, the sum wbich he thould propoie Army; and conciuded with ay 18, to vote was 9.1,00-1.; of that fum, that the militis, as n we ablined, was 868,90cl. was to discharge the intereit far different from that originally conof Exchequer Bills. They were to have Itituted. The Army abound-d with been discharged out of the instalments Gentlemen of the higelt honour and of the loan of lait year; but as a very talents; and the want of prope ty thould inconsiderable part of that loan was not render their Gtuation unpleasant to paid up at an early period after the them; but care ought to be taken to contract, a great intereit accrued upon prevent improper perlons froin being those bills; be therefore moved, that a admitted to join the vilitia. fum not exceeding 868,9931. be granted The Secretary at War laid, it was his for the above purpose. Ag eed to.
intention to move a p.ovilo tu the He also moved the following sums; clause, that if the Lord Li-utenant viz. 19101. to the Commiitioners for could not fill dhe vacancies with quathe Dicharge of the National D. bt, for lified men within two months, Haf. salaries of Oficers, &c.; sool to the pay Orhicers thould not be advinced to Officers of Excheqier, for preparing a higher ank in the Militia ibin a Exchequer Bills, &c. &c.;
23:5641. Captain : this would fit fy lie Gento make good mn. vy advanced tú the themen who had op poled the claule in Bank, for the discount of the 1.0n; queltion. 22,5281. to make good money paid to In answer to a question from Mr. the Bank, fir receiving contributions Kinnaird, the secretary laid, this Bill on the Loan of 1802; 3711. to J. did not exerdto Sioriad Wilmot, employed as Cierk to the
THURSD..Y, MRCH 24. Commillioners in seitling the Ame:i- The Chancilor vf the Exchequer can Claims; 3,6001. for incidental ex- presented a llefiage froin bis Majetty, pences of 1802
the purport of which was, to recome The Retolutions tvere agreed to. mend an annuity of 1,2001. tu be
granted to Sir J. Sau bidz für bis The Maier of the Roilo said, the eminent services in the la:e war. object of his intended motion was, only The Bill for fufpending the Penal to remedy the inconvenience reliulting Laws againt the Non Recent Clergy from two Acts of Parliament, viz. that was read a third time, and passed. the Roman Catholics were obliged to
FRIDAY, MARCH 25. take two oaths, where is one would now Several Petitioners, who had been be sufficient. He took a view of the committed to Newgate for ablenting different itatutes iespecting Ruman the:nselves from Election Committees, Catholics; from which he argued, that wer ordered to be brought to thi Bar there was a certain incongruity; and on Monday; on which a long convermoved to bring in a Bill to exiend to fation took place relative to the deCatholics the benefit of both the Ita- gree of punishment they ought to untuies relative to ihe test, upon their dergo. taking the oath contained in the firii. The motion of the Chancellor of
This being a motion respecting reli. the Exchequer, on he subject of the gion, it was referre i to a Committee of King's Mellige, for granting an Anthe whole Hjule; after which the Bill nuity to Sir J. Saumarez, was mani. was read.
mously agreed to; the annuity to comThe Irish Militia Bounty Bill was mence from July 1801. read a third time, and passed.
In a Committee of Ways and leans, The Attorney General moved to the Chancellor of the Exchequer rebring in a Bill for appointing Com: Queiled an authority for 4,000 oool. millioners for distributing Money agreed in addition to 5,000 ocol. that had to be paid by Ainerica to certain Claim. been permitted to be raised by Loan's
on Exchequer Bills.
The fun On the report of the Militia Officers' demanded was for the uivo'e oi fund. Bill, Mr. Windham made fome ob. ing part of the outtia iding Bilis, and jection to the chaufe relative to the fci paying off the reduc.- The Rcíoadmillion of Half-pay Osticers; he lution was agreed to.
The Bill for regulating the Office
TUESDAY, MARCH 29. of Surveyor-General of the Forests was Mr. Maitland took his seat for Coipi read a third time, and pased.
penham. MONDAY, MARCH 28.
A report from the Ilchester Coin. The Chippenham Committee reported, mittee Aated, that neither Sir W. that C. Br oke, Elq. is not duly elected, Manners, T. Glover, W. Hunter, dor and that J. Maitlard, Esq. the petitioner, J. Graham, Eiqrs. were duly eleded. ought to have been returned.
The System of corruption as this elecThe Greenland Filhery Seamen's Bill tion was also reported to be so great, was read a third time and passed. that resolutions were brought up for
Lord Eufton moved the discharge of the Houle to take the matter into its J. Trotter, who was in custody for a serious confideration on the 29th of breach of privilege, which brought on April. fome debate.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30. Mr. Tierney and Mr. Sheridan were The Gla:gow Committee reported, against the dismissal of the prisoner, on that A. Houstoun, E1q. is not duly the ground of its encouraging disobe.
but that B. Alexander, Eq. dience to Parliament.— The Lord Ad- ought to have been elected. vocate, Mr. H. Browne, and Mr. W. On a motion for a Committee on the Dundas spoke in favour of the motion; Grenada Loan Bill, Sir R. Buxton opo and Mr. Fox against it; after which posed the meafure, trom the opirion it was negatived.
that the merchants would not repay On the motion of the Chancellor of the money advanced within the ftiputhe Exchequer, a Committee was apo lated time. pointed for inquiring into the expendi- Mr. Hobhouse took the part of the ture of Ireland, and the sums advanced merchants, and said, that those of the to that part of the kingdom.
West Indies, from the flourishing ftate Gen. Gascoyne, on the lubject of the of their affairs, had been enabled to reSalt Trade with Ireland, observed, that pay 550,000l. of the Loan of 1,400.oool. an undue preference had been given by granted tix years since.-Several Mem. degrees to the importation of foreign bers also spoke on the importance of Salt into Ireland ; that the bushel of the West India trade ; after which the the latter weighed 8416. whilst that of Bill went through the Committee. England, when imported into Ireland,
THURSDAY, MARCH 31. weighed but 561b. ; yet the duty was The Roman Catholic Oaths Bill was the Tame. T'he want of an equalization read a third time and passed. had such an effect on the Salt Trade Leave was given to bring in a Bill of Liverpool, that in the space of five for erecting a new Work-house for the years it was reduced, on an average, Parish of St. James. 852,000 bushels. He lamented the im
FRIDAY, APRIL 1. polition of a duty upon this article, The St. Giles's Burial-Ground Bill and said, that if the weight and mea. was read a third time and passed. sure were equalised, the revenue would On the question for considering the not lole more than 13,000l. He con. report of the the Pancras Work houle cluded with moving to bring in a Bill Bill, Sir F. Burdett stated, that alfor equalizing the duties on Salt ini- though the Bill had been much alterported into Ireland ; and a Committee ed, it was till highly objectionable : was moved for considering the propriety he hoped Counsel would be permilted of the measure.
to be heard againit it. In a fublequent conversation, Mr. Mr. Byng Ipoke in favour of the Corry oblerved, that it was in con- Bill, and Mr. Fox again't it :-Mr. F. templarion to level the foreign bushel declared, that it disfranchised nearly 7005 to the English, and the duty from 28. pertons, by placing the rights of citctto 19. 40. a buhel.
ing their own officers in the hands of A debate thenenfued, the result of which 60 persons for ever, was, that both motions were withdrawn. The House divided; for the question
The Militia Officers' Bill was read 85 ; againit it 40. a third time and passed.
MONDAY, APRIL 4. The Secretary at War obtained leave The Eait Grimitead Committee re. to bring in a bill for increasing the ported, that the fitting Member was Allowances made to Inn-kecepers for duly elected, and that the petitions Suldiers billetted on march.
were frivolous and vexatious.
A thort Deyatıved.
A mort debate took place on a mo. whole interest of the county would not tion by Sir F. Burdett, that the petio be called in to get the place. tion against the Pa cras Parish Bill be Mr. Shaw Lefevre spoke on the fame taken into consideration, and Counsel grounds, and mentioned tone instances heard,
of corruption uled to procure these places. Mr. Sheridan feconded the motion, He moved that the bill be read this day and made many objections to the bill. fix months; but the motion was negi
Scveral members gave their opinions tived. for and again at the motion; after which
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6. it was put and negatived.
The Caunarthen Comunictee reported The third reading of the Bill was then that ). H. Williams, E!q. was duly Arenuously oppoled; but being over.ru. electrd, but that the petitions were not led, it was read and paffed.
frivolous nor vexatious. Mr. Sheridan previously proposed an The Berwick Com.nittee reported that amendment, that in cale of the death neither the Sitting Members 'nor Puti. of a Guardian, the vacancy hould be tioners were eledied, but the ele&tion is fupplied by the nomination of the Parish void. at large ; but this motion was allo Sir W. Scott, on moving to bring in
a Bill for regulating the Laws concernJ. Trotter was committed to New. ing the Clergy, entered into a ftatement gate for prevarication betore a Com- of the nature of the exiting laws, and of mittee.
the effrontery of inform«18 ; and oblerySir J. Saumarez's Annuity Bill and ed, that the present bill would be fundathe Exchequer Bills were read a third mentally the tame as that of laft Sellion ; time and passed.
its object being to lighten the rigours TUESDAY, APRIL 5.
inflicted by the exitting laws upon poor Mr. P. More took his feat for ftipendiary Curates, &c. He afterwards Coventry.
moved, “ That leave be given to bring The S. licitor-General moved to bring in a Bill, to render more effective, and in a Bill to empower the great Law to regulate, the Laws refpecting SpiriOfficers of England and Ireland to tell, tual Perions holding Lands, and remortgage, &c. the property of Lunatics. 1pecting Relidences within their Bene. Mr. Tierney moved for an account
fices." Led granted. of the produce of the Con!olidated Fund Mr. Dickenton, junior, moved to bring from January 1802, to January 1803. in a Bill to repeal certain Laws relat
The Chancellor of the Exchequering to the Woollen Trade. He itated, brought up a report of a furvey iliat that there were no lets than twentyhad been taken with a view to the three acts existing on this subje&t, but improvement of the Scotch Highlands. thirteen of which only could poffibly Ordered to be referred to a Select be obeyed.-On the suggestion of the Committee.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, the ChairThe Chancellor of the Exchequer, man reported progress, and had leave with a view to forward the deciñon
to lit again. of Election Petitions, noved, that in A Petition was prefented from Mr. May, a day in each week hould be Martin, an American Loyalift, praying appointed for balloting for two Com- the tum of 6,615l. awarded to him in mitees, and proposed that the firit 1786, but which he had not been able day tor cunhidering a petition should to obtain. be the 28th April, and two other pe- Mr. Tierney moved that 'the sum, titions every Thurtday till the end of with intereit, be granted; which was May ; and as there were no hopes of agreed to. making any ballot after that tiine, he Mr. Corry moved for 2,5ool, for the should popcie to put them off pro support of the Irith Lying-in-Hospital; forma till Auguft.
which was agreed to. The American Commissioners' Bill
THURSDAY, APRIL 7. was read a third time and patledi. The Inn-keepers' Bill was read a
On the order for the fecond reading third time, and passed. of the Coroners' Bila Mr. Hobhoule Mr. Dickenson obtained leave to bring opposed an additional allowance to in a Bill for repealing the Acts on such persons ; for though the fituation the Woollen Trade. was bad and unprofitate, he thought The Clergymens' Bill was brought it muit be good tor fomething, or the up and ordered to be printed.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer op olition from Mr. Patten, was agreed moved for an account of the Produce of the Revenues voiteit in the Governors On the report of the Cammitiee for of the Bunties of Queen Anre, trum ihe giaiting rehiet to the Merchants of Gretime of their cimmencement, and aito an nada, Account of the application of such Reve- Nir. Wilherforce or posed the Bill, on bues, with the number of beretices, acc unt of a want of kecurity for the amount of the lurplus Reventies, and loa. the per potes to which they were a; plied, Some amendments, however, formerly distinguishing each year. Ondered. propied, being agieed to, the Bild as
The Chancellor of the Exchequer then ordered to be read a third time on the moved, that the Hiute do adjourn to 19ih; to which day the Houle adjourned. Tuetday le'nnight; which, atier a flight
HIS MAJESTY'S DECLARATION AGAINST THE FRENCH REPUBLIC. His Majesty's earneit endeavours for tions which had been placed on the
the preservation of Peace having commerce of his Majeity's subjects failed ot succeis, he entertains the ruleit du ing the War, have been entorced confidence that lie thall receive the lame with increased itrictness and severity; support from his Parliament, and that violence has been offered, in several the same zeal and spirit will be moni instances, to their vefleis and their profeited by his people, which he has ex- peity; and, in no cale, has justice been perienced on every occahon when the afforded to those who may have been honour of his Crown has been attacked, agg'ieved in consequence of such acts, or the effential interefis of his Domi- nor has any satisfactory answer been nions have been endangered. During given to the repeated representations the whole course of the Negciitions made by his Majesty s Minitters or Amwhich led to the Pieliininary and Defi- bufador at Paris. Under such circumnitive Treaties of Peace between his fiances, when his Majesty's subjects Majeity and the French Republic, it were not suffered to erjoy the common was his Majesty's Ancere deiire, not advantages of Peace within the territoonly to put an end to the hostilities ries of the French Republic, and the which lubhtted between the two coun- countries dependent upon it, the tries, but to adopt such measures, and French Government had recourte to to concur in such propositions, as might the extraordinary measure of lending most effectually contribute to confo- over to this country a number of perlidate the general tranquillity of El fons for the profilled purpose of rerope. The same motives by which fiding in the most confiderable sea. his Majelty was actuated during the port towns of G eat Britain and Ire. Negociations for Peace have fince in land, in the character of Commercial variably governed his conduct. As Agents or Confuls. These pertons foon as the Treaty of Amiens was could have no pret-nsions to be acknow. conclu led, his Majesty's Courts were ledged in ihat character, as the right open to the people of France for every of being to acknowlexiged, as well as purpose of legal redress; all fequeftra. all the privilezes attached to tuch a tions were taken off their property; fruation, couid only be derived from a all prohibitions on their trade, which commercial Treaty: and as no Treaty had been imposed during the War, os that description was in exiitence bewere removed, and they were placeri, tween his Majesty and the French Rein every respect, on the fame tooting, public, there was coniequently too with regard to commerce and inter much renfon to suppose, ibat the real courfe, as the inhabitants of any other object of their million was by no means State in amity with bis Majeity, with of a commercial nature; and this sufwhich there existed no Treaty of Com- picion was confirmed, not only by the Inerce.
ci cumstance that some of them were To a system of conduct thus opep, military men, but by the actual disco. liberal, and friendly, the proceedings very that feveral of them were furof the French Government afford the nished with inítructions to obtain the molt itriking contrait. The probibi- foundings of the harbours, and to pro
cure military, surveys of the places the right of the inhabitants to chure where it was intended they should re- their own form of Government. They fide. His Majelty felt it to be his duty have annexed to the Dominions of to preveni their departure to their res France, Piedmont Parma, and Pla. fpective places of destination, and re- cenria and the Illand of Eiba, without piesented to the French Government allorting any provision to the King of the neceslity of withdrawing them; Sardinia, whom they have despoiled and it cannot be denied that the cir- of the most valuable part of his terricuinstances under which they were tory, though they were bound, by a sent, and the initructions which were folemn engigement to the Emperor of given to them, ought to be conlidered Ruflia, to attend to his interests, and as decisive indications of the disposi. to provide for his etablithment. It tions and intentions of the Govein- inay, indeed, with trub be allerted, ment by whom they were employed. that the period which has elapsed lince
The conduct of the French Govern. the conclusion of the Definitive Treaty, ment, with reflect to the commercial has been marked with one continued intercourse between the two countries, . series of aggresiign, violence, and insult, mult therefore be confidered as ill- on the part of the French Government. suited to a ttate of peace; and their In the month of Oktober 1 ít, his proceedings in their more general M jesty was induced, in conlequence political relations, as well as in those of the earnett folicitation of ihe Swiss which immediately concern his Ma Nation, to make an effirt, by a reprejesty's dominions, appear to have been tentation to the French Government, altogether inconhitent with every prin. to avert the evils which were then ciple of good faith, moderation, and impending over that country. This justice. His Majeity had entertained repretentation was couched in the most hupes, in consequence of the repeated teinderate terms; and measures were assurances and profeífions of the French taken by his Majetty for aícertaining, Government, that they might have under the circumitances which then been induced to adopt a system of existed, the real situation and wishes policy which, if it had not infpirell of the Swiss Cantons, as well as the othe: Powers with confidence, mighi, sentiments of the other Cabinets of at least, bave allayed their jealoulies. Europe. His Majesty learned, howIf the French Government had really ever, with the utinoit regret, that no appeared to be actuated by a due atten- dilpolition to counteract these repeated tion to such a system ; if their dispoti. intractions of treaties and acts of vio. tions had proved to be effentially paci- lence, was manifeited by any of the fic; allowances would have been inade Powers molt immediately interested in for the tituation in which a new preventing them, and his Majesty Government must be placed after so therefore felt that, with relpect to these dreadful and extentive a convulsion objects, his fingle efforts could not be as that which has been produced by exļected to produce any confiderable the French Revolution. But his advantage to those in whose favour' Maje y has unfortunately had too they mighr be exerted. much reaton to observe, and to lament, It was about this time that the French that the lystem of violence, aggreffion, · Governinent first ditintly advanced and aggrindizement, which char.ićter- the principle, that his Mjesty bad no ized the procedings of the different right to complain of the conduét. or to Governments of France during the interfe ewith the proxeedings of France, war, has been continued with as little on any point which did not form a part disguise since its termination. They of the itinulations of the Treaty of have continued to keep a French army Amiens. That Treaty was unquettionin Holland, against the will, and in abiy founded upon ihe same principle defiance of the remonftrinces, of the as every other antecedent Treaty or Bitavian Government, and in repug- Convention, on the assumption of the nance to the letter of thike folenin Itate of posseflion and of engagements Tresties. They have, in a period of subsiding at the time of its conclupeace, invaded the territory, in lvio fion ; and if that liate of poffeßion and laced the independence of the Swi's
of engagements is materially affected Nation, in defiance of the Treaty of by the voluntary act of any of the Luneville, which had stipulated the parties, so as to prejudice the condition independence of their territory, and on which the other party has entered