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have the benefit of the advice of the whole of that right reverend bench.
The Bishop of London said, that he had read the bill with considerable attention, and highly approved its principles and provisions ; he should therefore be glad to see it pals as foon as pollible. As to the opinions of his right reverend Breihren, he could not say any thing ; but as the bill was to promote so worthy a purpose, he thould be sorry it should meet with any delay i at could with propriety be avoided.
The Duke of Norfolk retraced some of his former argu. menis, and pressed the House to agree to his motion, as the delay would be so short.
The Lord Chancellor said, that if the House did not pass the bill this feffion, and a bill of a similar tendency did not come from the other House during the first week of the enfuing fellion, he would certainly bring a bill for the pure pofc into that Houfe.
The Bithop of London said, that if the House were inclined to postpone the bill, it was by no means his intention to persist in the opinion that he had delivered, but would acquiesce in the judgment of their Lordships.
The question was then put, that the bill be read a second time that day three months, and carried nem. diffent. The bill was therefore deferred to the next feilion.
Adjourned to the next day.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5. On the motion of Lord Hawkesbury, a new wsit was ordered for St. Edmund's Bury, in the room of Lord Hervey, now Earl of Bristol.
The Tortola free-port bill, the warehousing and bonding bill, the Scorch affefled tax bill, the American creaty bill, the Bell Rock light-house bill, the consolidated fund bill, the Canada Couris bill, and the stamp duties bill, were severally read a third time and passed.
Lord Amherst's annuity bill, the Irish glebe-house bill, the wine prizage bill, the ailefled taxes bill, the Irish sugar importation duties bill, and the neutral ships bill, were reported, and ordered to be read a third time the next day,
An account was presented of the increase and diminution of the public salaries and offices.
A message from the Lords informed the House, their Lordships had agreed to the receipe tax bill, the Irish tea duties bill, the deal and Dover pilots bill, and the customs' duty bill.
The House went into a Committee on the foreign notes bill. The report was received, and the bill was ordered to to be read a third time the next day.
A petition was presented from certain innkeepers, complaining of the hardships they sustained by the billeuring of soldiers.
Petitions were also presented from the debtors in the castle of Cambridge, and in the New Compter.
The Lords' amendments to the volunteer corps bill were agreed to.
DEFENCE OF THE COUNTRY. The general defence amendment bill was read a third time, after which the Secretary at War brought up several clauses; namely, a clause to allow commanders of volunteer corps 10 employ ferjeants to inftruét the volunteers in the military exercise, with an allowance of 25. 60 per day; a clause to exempı masters and mates of merchant vefsels from the paya • ment of fines; a clanse for allowing Lords Lieutenants to appoint officers in the room of those displaced ; a clause for enabling the Lord Lieutenant to apprint the Deputy Lieutenants to do duy for hiin in cases of sickness; and a clause providing that all perfons enrolled thould take the oathis of allegiance and fidelity to his Majesty.
Mr. Sheridan said, thai, before the amendments were introduced in the body of the bill, he withed to know, whether, by this and the former defence biil, the Lords Lieutenants and Deputy Lieutenants would be entitled to demand of the different persons having horses, and of the proprietors and keepers of public conveyances, to provide those means of facilitating the progress of the country towards the enemy, in case of invasion, which clearly Government might require. It was with satisfaction he had seen an advertisement of the postmasters, who had met voluntarily, and offered Guvernment their allistance in conveying the troops to wherever they inight be wanted ; but he withed, in case of actual invafion, there should be a compulsory power lodged in the hands of the Lords Lieutenants. He had, however, no doubt as to the zeal of the volunteer services;
ne vine he wished to suggest, that the coachmasters of this city should
They only required of him to do that which was absolutely necessary for our own safety. Their views were bounded by felf-preservation only. If ever this important topic should come to be fully discussed, what he advanced would amply appear froin the documents found at Seringapatam. That such an inquiry was in contemplation, he was induced to believe, when he recollected that there were orders of the House then pending for documents to throw a light upon the subjec ; and this consideration called upon him still further to condemo the charges made against those iwo noble Lords, previous to the discuffion being entered upon. Here
Mr. Francis rose to order. He said, what had fallen from him on the subject did not deserve the character given of it by the hon. Gentleman. If he thought his language improper and disorderly, he Mould, according to the regular practice in that House, have had the words taken down, and then moved the censure of the House upon them. He had no right to go on in such a ftyle of inve&tive, but should have adopted the right course of proceeding.
Mr. Burrowes proceeded. He was not conscious, he said, of having used the language of inve give; but the hon. Gen. tleman should recollect, that he had spoken of the treaties with the Nabobs of Oude and Arcót, as treaties with endlaved princes. He had a right to comment on that language; how. ever, he at the same time ineant norbing personal to the hon. Gentleman. His zeal for the honour and characters of the noble personages in question might have betrayed him into an undue degree of heat and warmth; however, in the case alluded to, the charges made against those noble Lords, not only affected their own, but even the national character, which, in the present moment, it was particularly necessary should be free from reproach. Pursuing the subject farthes, he observed that, in his mind, the only question with respect 10 the two noble Lords was, whether they had not stopped short of their duty, considering the treachery to be fully proved, and whether they should not have gone farther? He ihen proceeded to a consideration of Lord Wellesley's financial administration in India, of which he spoke in terms of unqualified approbation, and particularly instanced the former financial distress of the Company, which compelled them to borrow money at the exorbitant interest of 12 per cent. This he contrasted with the present prosperous and Aourithing state of the Company, for which they were chiefly indebted to the able and diligent administration of the noble Marquis, under whose auspices their trade was improved
beyond beyond any former precedent, and the revendes advanced to an amount of ncarly one million and a half; and these faas, a residence of 12 years in India, afforded him an opportunity of knowing. In concluding, he took a short review of the prominent military operations in India, under the direcLion of the prefent Governor-General, of which he alla spoke in terms of approbation, and particularly applauded that master stroke of policy, adverted to by the noble Lord who spoke last, of disfulving the connection between the French and the Nizam, by which means, a powerful force of 14,000 inen was disbanded, and the officers, mostly French, were made prisoners.
Mr. Prinsep said, he could prove from a clear calculation, that the revenue of the East India Company was deficient in the fom of three millions.
The resolutions were agreed to, and the report ordered te be received on Tuesday, Adjourned.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
SATURDAY, JULY 30. The Attorney General, after a few preliminary obser. vations, obtained leave to bring in a bill to extend the limits of jurisdiction of the Consts of Upper and Lower Canada. .. Lord Glenbervie brought up the report of the Committee appointed to consider the state of the Journals of the House, which was ordered to be taken into confideration on Monday next.
A petition was presented from the prisoners confined in Cardigan gaol, praying relief..
The two million vote of credit bill, the 1,500,0001. Exchequer bills bill, the tobacco export bill, the qualia duty bill, the Dover and Deal pilots' bill, and the bill to exempt person's serving by themselves, or substitutes, in the army of reserve, from serving in the militia, were severally reported, and ordered to be read a third time on Monday.
Mr. Alexander brought up the report of the Committee of Supply, which was agreed 10.
Mr. Vanliltart bronght in a bill for granting certain coustervailing duties on fine sugar, imported from Ireland into Great Britain, which was read a first time, and ordered to be tead a second time on Monday; as was also the bill for confolidating the duties on stamps, The auctioneers' duty bill, and the Irish tea exportation
bill, went through a Committee, and were ordered to be reported on Monday.
The Tortola free port bill, and the Scotch malt bill, were read a second time, and ordered to be committed on Mon.
The House in a Committee to consider of the bounty pay. able on sugar, resolved that it was expedient that the period for granting an additional bounty on sugar fhould be limited. The report to be received on Monday.
The property and income bill was ordered to be read a third time on Monday, to which day the House adjourged.
HOUSE OF LORDS.
MONDAY, AUGUST 1.
The following bills were brought up from the Cominons : the East-India trade encouragement bill, the 1,500,000). Exchequer bills' bill, vote of credit bill for two millions, customs regulation bill, the new woollen manufacturers' bill, and leveral private bills. Adjourned.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
MONDAY, AUGUST I. A petition was presented froin the debtors in Newgate, praying for relief.
Ordered to be laid upon the table, The report of the Committee appointed to consider the Te-printing of such of the journals and reports as were deficient, was agreed to, and the fum of 10,000l. ordered to be paid to the deputy clerk of the House, for the purpose of carrying the resolution into effect.
Mr. Corry brought up the report of the Committee onihe parfonage glebe lands. The resolution for granting 50,00ul
. to carry the bill into effect, was agreed to, and a bill ordered.
The 2,000,000l. vote of credit bill, and 1,500,000l. Exchequer bills bill, were read a third time, and palled.
A message from the Lords informed the Houfe their Lordfhips had agreed to the courts martial witneffes bill.
Colonel Craufurd deferred till next day his motion respecting the defence of the country.
Mr. Corry, after stating the neceffity of placing Ireland is the fame situation as England, with regard to the importation of goods in neutral tips, gave notice that he should next