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Supply, and the resolution for granting an additional num. ber of feamen was agreed to.

Mr. Elliott wished to know whether we had a&ually 70,000 feamen.

Sir P. Stephens faid, we had not quite so many; fome de. tachments of marines might be on thorc.

Colonel Bagwell said, he had received a letter from the city of Cork, informing him, that the merchants of that place, with a degree of Zeal, loyalty, and patriotism which did them honour, had had a meeting, and had voted a very considerable sum of money for the purpose of raising seamen. (Hear! hear!) The seamen to be ihus raised were to be delivered over 10 the commanding officer nearest that place. - The Exchequer bills' defect bill was read a third ime, and passed.

The Irish ship protection bill was read a second time, and committed for Monday.

Adjourned till Monday.


MONDAY, JUNE 13. The further confideration of the claim to the Chandos Peerage was resumed in the Committee of Privileges, when the Lord Chancellor, in a speech of very considerable lengih, took a view of the whole of the evidence, and accurately pointed out its bearings upon each fide of the question. Hav , ing executed shis arduous talk with great perspicuity, his Lordship anxiously warned the House against the mischievous effcét that muft unavoidably result, ihould an opinion at any time go forth, that on judicial proceedings their Lordfhips could condescend to be swayed and influenced to come down in numbers to decide, as out-door applications might delire them to decide, apon grounds of partiality and regard, father than conscientiously to discharge their duty, and to decide in all judicial proceedings as the justice of the case might demand. His Lordship reminded ihc Committee of the eloquent and emphatic advice once given to them from a learned and respectable counsel, long since a noble Judge, that they ought, in all judicial cases, to keep covenant with their consciences, in order to guard against suffering affections to bear hard upon justice. The advice was found and wise advice, becaule every thing that was dear and valuable in our conftitution rendered it indispenfably neceifary not only that

their impartiality should not be suspected, but that the administration of justice by that House thould be known and felt. on all occasions, pure and incorrupt.

The Earl of Rosslyn, Lord Bolion, and Lord Ellenborough, spoke after the Lord Chancellor, and the Committee was moved “ to adjourn the furiher consideration of the claiin till next day ;" but that being argued against, the motion was withdrawn.

The Commiitee then divided on the motion, • That the claimant had not sufficiently made out his claim to the fatisfaction of the Committee,' Contents

15 Not Contents 7 The report is to be made to the House on Friday next, and the Lords ordered to be fummoned.

THE CLEAGY FARMING AND RESIDENCE BILL. The order of the day for going into the Committee on this bill, was on motion discharged, and a new order moved and made for going into it next day at three o'clock. The Lords ordered to be fummoned.

FOOT's DIVORCE BILL. The House resolved itself into a Committee on this bill, and after a few words relative to the settlement provided in the preamble of the bill at the time of the marriage, from the Lord Chancellor to Mr. Garrow, the counsel for the petitioner, and 10 Mr. Adam, the counsel on behalf of the lady, requesting the insertion of a clause of some provision for her, as the person who engaged to make good the settlement aforesaid, by misfortunes which subsequently had befallen him, was no longer able to do so, to which request the Lord Cancellor said the House could not accede ; the Chairman (Lord Walsingham) was ordered to report progrefs, and ask leave for the Commiree to sit again on Wednesday. Ordered.

The proper officer presented a copy of the third report from the Navy Abuse Committee of Enquiry. Ordered to De laid on the table.



MONDAY, JUNE 13. A new writ was moved for the borough of Newport, in Cornwall, in room of the late Joseph Richardson, deceased. The Chamberlain of London presented a numbes of 40


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mal accounts of the application of the revenues of the city of London, as established by Act of Parliament

Mr. Ormsby brought in a bill for the better collection of the revenues of 'reland, accruing from the duties of customs, which was read a first time, and ordered for the second read. ing next day. On motion it was also ordered to be printed.

On the motion of Sir James St. Clair Erskine, the House went in:o a Committee on the existing laws relative to the nilitia of Scotland.

A refolurion was moved by the honourable Member and agreed 10, that steps Tould be iaken for making inore effectual provision for the wives and families of persons serving in the Scotch militia. The resolution was agreed 10. The House resumed; and ihe report was ordered for next day.

The bill for the better prevention of inalicioully cutting and nudiming was, on the motion of the Artorney General, reati a second time, and commired for next day.

The Irith fhip burning bill passed through the same stage. : The report of the Committee on the consolidation customs bill, establithing new duties on porcelaine and opium, was brought up, and a refolution agreed to that these new rates of duties should be introduced into the general dill.

Mr. Vanfitrart, agrecably to his notice on a former day, moved for leave to bring in a bill for enabling his Majesty to accept the fervices of foreign feamen on board of thips in the soyal navy, or thips employed in commerce. He stated that the number on board each fhip, as during the last war, was to be not more than one-fourih of the crew. Leave was given to bring in the bill.

BUDGET The Chancellor of the Excheguer then rofe to move the order of the day for going into à Committee to consider fara ther of the supply to be granted to his Majesty. Toe House accordingly refolved itself into a Commiliee.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer then rose and spake in substance as follows:-

As it will be necessary for me, Sir, to trespass for a confinerable time on the patience and indulgence of the House, I thall occupy the altention of the Commiliee with as few preliminary obfervarions as poffible. The observations which I fhall introduce will be those only which ncceifarily and nalida sally arise out of the official duty which I am called upon to perform. I shall abstain from entering into any minute detail of the circumstances in which the country is now placed

Suffice it for me to state, that a very large majority of the House agreed in an address to his Majesty, expresive of their approbation of the grounds of the present war, and their determination to support his Majesty in prosecuting it with energy and vigour. By this address, Sir, ihe House was pledged to suppore his Majelly in calling forth the resources of the country, in supporting the honoor of his crown, and maintaining the rights of his people. It is under these considerations that I now propose to addrefs the Committee at the present mo: ment. The House had already declared their approbation of the war, and their conviction of the necesity of great and extenlive Sacrifices in prosecuting it with advantage and willa, honour. Having made such a declaration of the cause, the obje&s, and the character of the war in which we are engage ed, I have a fair right to suppose that a pledge of this nature was not given without due consideration. I have a right to contend, that a pledge of lo serious and so important a description was not given on light grounds, or without adequate attention to the consequences which it involved. I have a right to prefume that, in carrying up such an address to the foot of the throne as that which was lately presented by this House, we pledged ourselves in the most solemn manner to the support of all those measures of preparation, to all those great and extensive sacrifices which the nature of the contest in which we are engaged necessarily requires. That great efforts will be necessary all parties allow. I understood, Sirge that while this was allowed, it was equally implied that these exertions would not be of a transient description. The pledge which was given by this House was, that we were ready to submit to great and extensive sacrifices, not during a contest the termination of which might be expected to be speedy, but that our minds were made up to extraordinary privations--10 privations affording the means not only of vigorous exertions for a short period, but of an arduous and protracted struggle. This, Sir, I consider, was a determination not merely what prudence required, but it was a determination in all points of view worthy of the magnanimity, the fortitude, and the wisdom of a great and a powerful people. It is with reference to such conliderations and such views that I rise to propose the plan which I shall have the honour of submitting to the Committee. Having explicitly stated the grounds on which I come forward to propose the plan which appears to me the best adapted to provide for the wants of the public service, at the present important crisis. I have only now to request the indulgence of the Committee while I state what have been VOL. IV. 1802-3.



the fums voted for the public service, and what are the means by which I propose that the sums necessary to cover these votes shall be raised.

SUPPLIES. There has been voted for the navy

10,210,000 For the army there has been voted

8,721,849 There is to be voted for Extraordinaries

2,000,000 Extraordinaries of the preceding year already voted

1,032,151 Total amount

11,754,000 Vore of credit for the present year

2,000,000 Ordnance

1,280,000 Corn bounties


1,000,000 Ireland


1,363,339 Total of joint charge 26,879,000 SEPARATE CHARGE FOR ENGLAND. Deficiencies of malt

118,840 Deficiencies of Ways and Means for 1802

171,431 American claims on awards, probably about

330,000 Due to the India Company

1,000,000 To pay off exchequer bills on aids of 1801

2,781,000 Interest of exchequer bills, &c.

920,418 Repayment to the Bank

1,500,000 Total separate charge

6,821,679 Total supply

33,700,679 Deduct 2-17ihs for Ireland on the

joint charge, and the proportion of
Ireland for Civil Lilt 140,2241.


Leave for England to be provided for,
Total supply

30.398,220 The means of providing this sum will confift of three paris. The taxes voted annually--the growing produce of


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