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pound interest, in case of contribution in time of war: Provided the surplus so to accumulate, shall at no fature period be suffered to exceed the sum of five millions.

Resolved, 8. That all monies hereafter to be raised by loan, in peace or war, for the service of the united kingdom, by the parliament thereof, shall be considered to be a joint debt, and the charges thereof shall be borne by the respective countries in the proportions of their respective contributions. Provided, that if at any time in raising the respective contributions, Irereby fixed for each kingdom, the patliament of the united kingdom shall judge it fit to raise a greater proportion of such respective contributions in one kingdom within the year, than in the other, or to set apart a greater proportion of sinking fund for the liquidation of the whole, or any part of the loan, raised on account of the one country, than that raised on account of the other country, then such part of the said loan, for the liquidation of which different provisions have been made for the respective countries, shall be kept distinct, and shall be borne by each separately, and only that part of the said loan be deemed joint and common, for the reduction of which, the respective countries shall have made provision in the proportion of their respective contributions.

Resolved, 9. That if at any future day, the separate debt of each kingdom respectively shall have been liquidated, or the values of their respective debts (estimated according to the amount of the interest and annuities attending the same, of the sinking fund, applicable to the reduction thereof, and the period within which the whole capital of such debt shall appear to be redeemable by such sinking fund) shall be to each other, in the same proportion with the respective contributions of each kingdom respectively, or where the amount by which the value of the larger of such debts shall vary from such proportion, shall not exceed one hundredth part of the said value ; and if it shall appear to the united

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46.5 parliament that the respective circumstances of the two countries will thenceforth admit of their contributing indiscriminately by equal taxes imposed on the same articles in each, to the future general expence of the united kingdom, it shall be competent to the said united parliament to declare, that all future expenice thenceforth to be incurred, together with the interest and charges of all joint debts contracted previous to such declaration, shall be defrayed ina discriminately by equal taxes imposed on the same articles in each country, and thenceforth, from time to time, as circumstances may require, to impose and apply such taxes, accordingly, subject only to such particular exemptions or abatements in Ireland, and that part of Great Britain called Scotland, as circumstances may appear, from time to time, to demand ; that from the period of such declaration it shall no longer be necessary to regulate the contributions of the two countries towards the future general expences according to any of the rules herein-before provided. Provided nevertheless, that the interest or charges which may remain on account of any part of the separate debt with which either country is chargeable, and which shall not be liquidated or consolidated proportionably as above, shall, until extinguished, continue to be defrayed by separate taxes on each country.

Resolved, jo. That a sum not less than the sum which has been granted by the parliament of Ireland, on the avea rage of six years, as premiums for the internal encouragement of agriculture or manufacture, or for the maintaining institutions for pious and charitable purposes, shall be applied, for the period of twenty years after the Union, to such local purposes, in such mamer as the parliament of the united kingdom shall direct.

Resolved, 11. That from and after the first day of JaDuary, one thousand eight hundred and one, all public re, venue arising from the territorial dependencias of the united VOL. II.

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kingdom shall be applied to the general expenditure of the empire, in the proportions of the respective contributions of the two countries.

Resolved, 12. That for the same purpose it wonld be fit to propose, that lords spiritual of Ireland, and

lords teniporal of Ireland, shall be the number to sit and vote on the part of Ireland in the house of lords of the parliament of the united kingdom, and one hundred commoners (two for each county of Ireland, two for the eity of Cork, one for the university of Trinity College, and one for each of the thirty-one most considerable cities, towns, and boroughs) be the number to sit and vote on the part of Ireland in the house of commons in the parliament of the united kingdom.

Resolved, 13. That such acts as shall be passed in the parliament of Ireland previous to the Union, to regulate the modes by which the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons to serve in the parliament of the united kingdom on the part of Ireland, shall be summoned or returned to the said parliament, shall he considered as forming part of the treaty of Union, and shall be incorporated in the act of the respective parliaments by which the said Union shall be ratified and established.

Resolved, 14. That all questions touching the election of members to sit on the part of Ireland in the house of commons of the united kingdom shall be heard and decided in the game manner as questions touching such elections in Great Britain now are, or at any time hereafter shall by law be heard and decided, subject nevertheless to such particular regulations in respect of Ireland as from local circumstances the parliament of the said united kingdom may from time to time deem expedient.

Resolved, 15. That the qualifications in respect of property of the members elected on the part of Ireland to sit in tlic house of commons of the united kingdom shall be

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467 respectively the same as are now provided by law, in cases of elections for counties, and cities, and boroughs respectively, in that part of Great Britain called England, unless any other provision shall hereafter be made in that respect by act of the parliament of the united kingdom.

Resolved, 16. That when his majesty, his heirs, or successors, shall declare his, her, or their pleasure, for holding the first or any subsequent parliament of the united kingdom, a proclamation shall issue, under the great seal of the united kingdom, to cause the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons who are to serve in the parliament thereof on the part of Ireland, to be returned in such manner as by any act of this present session of the parliament of Ireland shall be provided; and that the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons of Great Britain shall, together with the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons so returned as aforesaid on the part of Ireland, constitute the two honses of parliament of the united Kingdom -- Resolved, 17. That if his majesty, on or before the first day of January; one thousand eight hundred and one, on which day the Union is to take place, shall declare, under the great seal of Great Britain, that it is expedient that the lords and commons of the present parliament of Great Britain should be members of the respective houses of the tirst parliament on the part of Great Britain, then the said lords and commons of the present parliament of Great Britain shall accordingly be the members of the respective houses of the first parliament of the united kingdom on the part of Great Britain, and they, together with the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons so summoned and teturned as above on the part of Ireland, shall be the lords spiritual and temporal and commons of the first parliament of the united kingdom; and such first parliament may (in that case), if not sooner dissolved, continue to sit so long as the present parliament of Great Britain may now by law.

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continue to sit; and that every one of the lords of parliam ment of the united kingdom, and every member of the house of commons of the united kingdom, in the first and all succeeding parliaments, shall, until the parliament of the united kingdom shall otherwise provide, take the caths, and make and subscribe tbe declaration, which are at present by law enjoined to be taken, made and subscribed by the lords and commons of the parliament of Great Britain.

Resolved, 18. That for the same purpose it would be fit to propose, that the churches of that part of Great Britain called England, and of Ireland, should be united into one church; and the archbishops, bishops, deans, and clergy of the churches of England and Ireland shall, from time to time, be summoned to, and entitled to sit in, convocation of the united church, in the like manner, and subject to the same regulations as are at present by law established, with respect to the like orders of the church of England; and the doctrine, worship, discipline, and government of the united church shall be preserved as now by law established for the church of England; and the doctrine, worship, discipline, and government of the church of Scotland shall likewise be preserved as now by law established for the church of Scotland; and that the continuance and preservation for ever of the said united church, as the estalt lished church of that part of the united kingdom called England and Ireland, shall be deemed and taken to be an essential and fundamental condition of the treaty of Union.

Resolved, 19. That for the same purpose, all laws in force at the time of the Union, and all courts of civil and ecclesiastical jurisdiction within the respective kingdoms, shall remain as now by law established, subject only to such alterations and regulations, from time to time, as ciccumstances may appear to the parliament of the united kingdom to require; provided that all writs of error and appeals depending at the time of the Union, or hereafter to be

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