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class of clergymen called temporary curates. He should therefore submit the expediency of a small sum being lent oui on interest for their benefii; and he only mentioned this, in the hope, that during next session of Parliament, some more effectual means should be adopted for their relief. He therefore humbly moved, that the Committee should consider the expediency of 80 ol. being granted to his Majesty, for the relict of such curates as have been disappointed by the late bill. He thould also propose, that the money should be applied by the Governors of Queen Anne's bounty, and that there should be a limitation in the mode of application. either by three-fourths or two-thirds of what the curate had so been deprived of.
Mr. H. Brown concurred in the measure.
On the question being put, the motion was carried. The House resumed, and the report ordered to be received the next day.
The papers which were presented the day before respecting parfonage houses and churches in Ireland were ordered to be printed.
Mr. Alexander presented the report of the Committee on the expiring laws bill. The several resolutions were agreed to, and bills ordered accordingly.
The report of the East India shipping bill was presented, and ordered to be taken into further consideration the next day.
The Irish justices' bill, the Irish militia families' bill, the prize goods bill, and court-martial witnesses's bill, were fcverally read a third time, and paffed.
The Scorch army of reserve amendment bill was read a second time, and videred to be committed the next day.
The other orders of the day were postponed.
HOUSE OF LORDS.
W.DNI SDAY, JULY 27. The royal assent was given, by commission, to the Irish treasury bills bili, the Caledonian canal bill, the general detcnce bill, the ship burning bill, the Thames police bill, the Grenada loan, and clergy residence mistake bills, the Guernsey corn bill, the Irish rerenue and malt duty bills, and a great many others,
The Commissioners were the Duke of Roxburgh, the Lord Chancellor, and Lord Wallinghain.
Mr. Alexander brought up several bills from the Commons; among which were, the Irish justice bill, the court martial habeas corpus bill, the Irish militia substitute families bill, and the veomanry and militia serjeants bill, which were read a first lime.
The Chatham chest bill was read a third time and passed.
Judgment was given in the appeal Anderson and Caddel, by which the decision of the Court of. Session was affirmed without costs.
Judgment was also given in the appeal, Irving and Houston, by which the decision of the Court of Session was reverled. Adjourned. .
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27. A message from the Lords informed the House, that their Lordships had agreed to the Irish treasury bills bill, the general defence bill, the Caledonian canal bill, the Itih militia completion bill, the longitude bill, the chest of Chai. ham bill, the Dublin port bill, and several private bills.
An account was presented at the bar, of the different public securities and funds in the hands of the Commissioners appointed to manage the finking furd of the East India Company
The Scotch cotton weavers' bill was read a third time and passed.
Mr. Addington moved, that the House do resolve itself the next day into a Commirree of the whole House to consider of the salaries to be allowed to the Judges of the Vice Admiralty Courts of Malta, Bermuda, and the Bahamas. Ordered.
WOOLLEN MANUFACTURES. The order of the day having been read for considering the Lord's amendments on the woollen manufacturers' bill,
The Sp.aker informed the House, that this bill appeared to him to be in some degree connected with that class of bills which it was the peculiar privilege of that Honse to originate, and in which they never consen:ed to any amend. ments, in as much as by its enacting punithments by fine in certain cafes, it so far went to the levying of money from
the subje&s of this realm ; it was the custom of the House, on those occasions, to postpone the consideration of the amendments for a long tiine, and bring in a new bill altered accordingly, if the House approved of the amendments in tbemselves.
Ms. Vansıtart moved the postponing the consideration of thole amendments for three months, which was accordingly agreed to. He then obtained leave to bring in a bill agreeable to their Lordships' amendments; which having obtained, he brought in the bill, which was read a firat time, and ordered to be read a second time the next day.
JOURNALS OF THE HOUSE. Lord Glenbervie stated to the House, that no more copies of its journals were now printed, than when the House was composed of fewer Members; that the number actually printed was too small to supply the demand, and that many very valuable reports, which had been presented by different Committees to the House, had been in a manner loft, from want of the means 10 obtain printed copies of them; he was of opinion, that ihere ought to be printed not less than 1200 copies of the journals and indexes, and 1500 of the reports of ihe different Committees; he concluded by moving, that a Committee should be appointed to inquire into the subject of the printing of the journals and reports of the Houfe. This motion was adopted, and a Committee accordingly appointed, confifting of Lord Glenbervie, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Hawkesbury, and the Law Officers.
Lord Glenbervie then moved several instructions to this Committee, which were agreed to; namely, that they should present an estimate of the expence of printing the number of copies he had mentioned, and of procuring a fit place to deposit them, and also that they should superintend the are rangement of the reports and journals so to be published.
The Attorney General brought in a bill for repealing the act passed in the last session, respecting aliens; the bill which he presented, and in which there were several additional claufes, was to be substituted in the place of it.
The preainble of the bill stated, that, “ Whereas in the present circulustances, great danger and mischief might arise from the residence and resort of foreigners in this country,". and the provisions of the bill, besides empowering his Majesty's Secretary of Slate to remove such of them from the
country as he should judge proper, laid additional restraints on their landing, restricting them to land only at certain ports, which thould be assigned for them. There were several other additional clauses in this bill.
The bill was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time the next day.
PROPERTY BILL. The order of the day was moved for taking into consideration the report of the bill for granting contributions for certain descriprions of properiy.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer said, he rose to move the recommitment of ihe bill, and, as a greater part of the claules
had undergone a minute discussion in the Committee, he | Tould presume'it would not be the with of the House to re
fume the discussion on those points. But it would be recol. lected, that just before the breaking up of the Committee, some additional clauses were proposed, which the House ought to have an opportunity of Itating their opinion upon. It was upon that ground he should move the recommitment. The principal points in the clauses related to exemptions from abatements on account of fines and repairs, and also the proposed exemptions with regard to foreigners lending money in this country, which might be subject to the operarion of the tax. On the subject of the fines, it was nieceflary the House Tould be perfectly apprized before the recommitment of the bill. The mode of charging landlords and tenants in cases of fines, was a subject of much difficulty ; but the mode he submitted was liable to as few objections as possible, though it was not wholly deftitute of them. What was proposed was this, that where a fine for a lease for seven or fourteen years was paid, the tenant ihould be entitled to deduction for the fine paid, divided by the number of years upon which it had been paid. Suppose gool. had been paid as a fine for seven years, then the division of 7col. would be seven years, and the quotient would be the sum of 100l. for which the tenant would be entitled to be discharged. The sum for which he would be discharged was to be laid on the landlord. Suppose (what was impossible, but for argument's fake) that pool. was to purchase an annuity of 250l. the effect of exonerating the renant would be to subje&t him to the tax for 15ol. and then the landlord would be liable to be charged for rool. In cases of leafes for years the mode would be limnilar. In what was called
the legacy bill, there was a schedule, with calculations for two lives. It was propoled by the present bill to apply that schedule to three lives, and the number of years on which the calculation was to be founded was to be equal to the number of years for which the lease was granted, and that was to be the divisor.
This was the principle resorted to under the income act, with this difference only, that the landlord would never be charged, unless he had actually received the fine.
The next point to which the amendmenis applied was that' of repairs. It was a subje&t on which there was a great difference of opinion, arid sure he was the House would perceive that it was impossible to a ply the principle of an ave. rage in such a way as to reach all cases; at the same time, he was so convinced of the impoflibility of the investigation of each particular case, that if it thould be the pleasure of the Committee to grant any allowance, it must be on the principle of an average. The present bill was only 10 continue during the war, and this confideration applied forcibly to the exemp:ions claimed for repairs. The object of the House would be, to afford compensation for necessary repairs, but to avoid encouraging landlords to extend their repairs, with a view to diminith ihe fun on which ihe tax was to operate. It must be the with of the House to afford relief for necessary repairs, but to avoid extending it to those which were unnecefiary. To reach this object on any regular principle would be imposible, therefore the only thing that could bodone was, lo make the allowance inoderate. The allowance under the income tax had been 3. per cint. He should propose, that under the prefent bill, it should be 2 per cent. Under the income bill, the allowance for capital mefuages with farms was 8 per cent. and for houses 10'which no land was annexed, io per cent. From the best information he had bcen able to obiain, it would not be neceflary to adopt this medium, for it would be recollected, that under the income tax, every year of war had a tendency to increase the period of its duration after the restoration of peace. This being a bill which was understood to continue only during the war, he did not think the allowance for repairs ought 10 ve any thing near fo great What he sh uld propose would be, that in cases of lands and messuages there thould be no charge ; that an allowance of 2 per cent. for farms, provided the farm houses were not the object of allefsment ; under ibis bill, and on capital messuages without land, an allow