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pound troyes weight of silver, which was the Committee on Coin, 'to consider whe-
The coachmen flogged their burses all the
way down a hill of a miie ai lhe enHOUSE OF LORDS, June 6.
trance to Liverpool, and in gett ng into The Civil List Bill occasioned some the towu one of them ran for a consider. discussion. It appeared that the sum able time on two of its whreis: luckily no proposed for the Civil List, including the accident happened At present the ma. Windsor Establishment, was 1,339,01.01.; gistrales could impose a fine of 101. ; and the Marquis of Lansdown and Lord but the proprietors generaliy attended, Holland contended, that as the Auctua paid the money, and told the coachman ting expences of the Civil List was taken that, as he had beaten the opposition, he away, so ought the fluctuating revenue, might do so again. Cases of desperate such as the Droits of the Admiralty, &c. driving had occurred, when a passenger The Bill was read a second time.
refused to be driven at such a dangerous
rate, and insisted on getting out, and beIn the Commons, the same day, Sir H. ing accommodated with a post.chaise ; Parnell brought forward his motion for but the answer was, you can have no granting to the Catholicks of Ireland those chaise, as the contract is to carry you to privileges which it was agreed to concede such a place within a certain time. The to them two years since, but which they weight placed on the tops of coaches was then declined.
an important consideration, and it was Lord Castlereagh said, that it was geveral- useless to trust this to the driver's discrely understood on both sides of the House, tion. He should not now include tbat that there would be no further discussion subject in his Bill; but was ready to ason the subject this session, which had in sist in any measures for the purpose of duced many Members to leave town: he correcting evils of this kind. He wished suggested, therefore, the propriety of with to give the magistrate the power of im. drawing the motion.
prisoning for three, and not less than one. Sir H. Parnell, finding there was month, in atrocious cases, leaving to bis chance of being supported, there being discretion the imprisoning or fining. only iwelve rnembers on the Opposition Mr. Grenfell observed that the regu. beuches, acquiesced. Motion withdrawn. lation of the riumber of outsides was evą.
ded daily. June 7.
The Attorney-General admitted the proA long discussion took place respecting priety of some further strictness on this the new Silver Coinage, in the course of subject. Perhaps the turnpike-keeper which the Master of the Mint, Mr. Welo ought to be fined for letting such overlesley Pole, said he should recommend to loaded coaches pass. After a few words
from Sir C. Monck and Mr. Bennet, leave of Ireland was formerly under three Vice. was given to bring in the Bill.
treasurers, till the Irish Parliament in
1795 instituted a Board of Treasury. It June 12.
was now proposed to have only one ViceMr. Calcraft said, that the seat held by treasurer to do all the duties incumbent Sir T. B. Thompson, who had been ap on the office. pointed Trea:urer of Greenwich Hospital, The House then divided on Mr. Pon. was contrary to Act of Parliament; he sonby's Amendment - Ayes, 100; Noes moved, therefore, a resolution that the 98; majority in favour of the Amend. appointment of Treasurer of Greenwich ment, 2.--When the result was announced, Hospital was not a military or naval com it was received with loud cheering. mission. If that was carried, he should In a Committee of the whole House, the move for a new writ.
Chancellor of the Exchequer proposed ReMr. Bragge Bathurst said, he should solutions for granting various sums: move the previous question.
among these were 10,2531. for the charges On å division, the numbers were, for of the British Museum ; 8001. for de. the original notion 69; against it 68; fraying the expence of removing the Elgin majoriiy, i. The writ was theu ordered. Marbles from the place where they then
: 'T'he Hon. Mr. Lytlelton proposed three were, and 1,7001. for erecting a tempo. resolutions condemning the mode of rais rary building to receive them. The sums ing money by Lotteries, as destructive of 50,0001. for foreign or secret service of the morals of the people.
money; 75,0001. for the Caledonian ca. The Chancellor of the Exchequer defend. nal; and 20,0001. for making bridges ed it.—The resolutions were negatived, by and roads in the Highlands of Scotland, 47 to 21.
excited from their continuance and mag
nitude great opposition ; which June 14.
siuned Ministers to withdraw one Reso. The Bill for securing the Liberty of the lution, granting 20,0461. to the Royal ✓ Press was, on the motion of Mr. Brough- Naval Asylum. am, postponed till next Session. After two divisions against the Husban.
June 18. dry Horse Bill, it was read a third time. Mr. Brand presented Petitions from
The House having gone into a Com. Aberdeen and other places praying for a mittee on the Exchequer Consolidation Reform in the Representation of ParliaBill, Sir J. Newport objected to the cre ment. The Hon. Member expressed him. ation of a Vice-ireası rer, who should be self in favour of the object of the Petitions, allowed to execute his office by deputy, as did the Marquis of Tavistock, and Mr. and whose situation would thus be a sine. Bennet.-Mr. Curwen thougbt Parliamen. cure of 3,5001, a year. An amendment tary Reform still more necessary now, as was proposed against the amount, which the people might soon be called upon for was rejected, by 108 to 66.
fresh and great sacrifices. It was then proposed by Mr. Ponsonby, Mr.Brougham said, the Petition had his that the clause rendering the Vice-trea. good wishes. The cause of Parliamensurer eligible to sit in Parliament, be omit tary Reform was opposed by some, was ted; which was also negatived, by 107 to 57. deserted by others, and betrayed by a
third pary, whose folly and violence were June 17.
disgusting; but he could not believe them Mr. Ponsonby called the attention of the to be a large party. House to the salary of the Vice-Treasurer Mr. Smith said, he had belonged to all of Ireland; and said he would detain the the societies which professed to have in House a very short time, as the reasons view the promotion of this object; and he against the uncalled-for and large sa hoped yet to live to give a successful vote lary of 3,5001. a year appeared so strong. on the question. He had alieady proposed to fill the blank Mr. Brougham, in moving for the prowith 20001. a year; and he was convinced duction of papers respecting certain Nego. that out of that House there were none tiations that had been entered into with in England, who understood the matter, the Dey of Algiers, reprobated the conand nobody in Ireland, who would not be duct of Lord Exmouth, who with a feet of opinion that, taking 2,0001. a year, he under his orders had negotiated a treaty proposed rather too large than 'too small highly disgraceful to this Country, as it a salary. He then moved that the blank sanctioned he ransom of captives, and be filled up with 2,0001.
stipulated the payment of an annual The Chancellor of the Exchequer observ sum, on the part of the Neapolitan' and ed, that some Members were present who Sardinian governments, on the promise did not attend on the former discussion. that no more captures should be made. He should therefore say a very few words. All states, not parties to this treaty, It was to be recollected that the Treasury were now to be plundered without re
dress; and there had in consequence been hear, and a laugh.) If he really was a an increase of depredation on the Roman fanatic in the cause of the abolition, he and Tuscan coasts.
was glad to think he was one in so good: Sir T Acland, Lord Cochrane, and Messrs. a company (Hear, hear.) The Hon. GenW. Smith and Ward, said that an end'ought tleman 'bad been a little louder, more to be put to these atrocities.
zealous, and more abusive of late-a cirLord Castlereagh having said that Mi. cumstance which he (Mr. W.) ascribed to nis'ers shortly expected information, Mr. his agency. ( Cries of Hear.) Ifall that be Brougham agreed to withdraw his motion. had heard were true, he doubted whether
or not the acceptance of this appointment June 19.
might not operate as an exclusion from Mr. Wilberforce, after an affecting exor the House ; and he had once thrught of dium, said, that the Slave population of bringing the matter before Parliamento the West Indies had a peculiar claim to The Hon. Gentleman then moved for paour regard, For 200 years we had brought pers respecting the illicit Importation of them from their native home we had Slaves into Jamaica ; and sat down amidst planted them in the Western hemisphere, loud cheering, which lasted several mifor the purposes of our aggrandisement and
nutes. wealth we owed them in an especial de Mr. N. Pallmer submitted, that it was gree our protection, and there could be the first duty of the Legislature to quiet, no difference of opinion as to the obliga rather than exasperale, the alarms which tion imposed on us to afford it. In the had taken place amongst the Colonisis ; associations of the planters, every thing
and with this view he should propose an tepds to render the negro an object of de Amendment, to the following effect:- That gradarion-his colourhis language, an an Address be presented to ihe Prince Re. imperfect mimickry of our own,-and the gent, praying that he would be pleased very habits of self-abasement, which sla to issue instructions to the Governors of very itself produces. Every where, ex our West India Islands, that they should cept in the West Indies, they were a pro- proclaim to the slave population his high
There, great numbers were est displeasure at the late insurrection, Jost every year, from being under-fed and ascribable to the false and mischievous over worked. From all he had heard,' he opinion that orders had been sent out for entertained a high opinion of their indus. their emancipation; reminding them that try and capacity. Mr. Wilberforce then the most prompt measures would be reshewed the absurdity of the charge brought - sorted to, to put down the spirit of insub. against him and his friends, of having, by ordination; and at the same time that agitating the Registry Bill, been the cause the Governors should reconimend it to the of the late insurrection at Barbados. It Colonial legislatures to carry into effect would, he observed, be as consistent to every measure that may tend to the moral maiutain' that the dis'urbance excited on and religious improvement as well as the the subject of the Corn Bill was the fault comfort of the slaves. of Parliament, and that no benefit re Mr. Barham spoke with warmth in fa. sulted from that measure because it had vour of the Amendment. been attended with some degree of rioting, Mr. Brougham sajd, that the planters às to attribute the insurrection in the had with sinisters views instilled into the West Indies to the operation of the Re
minds of the slaves that they were to be gistry B II. Were we precluded frm immediately freed-when the cannon was cousidering the distressed state of the charged and fired, it had recoiled on Country at any time, merely by the pos themselves. sibility that ihe disclosure of its sufferings On the recommendation of Messrs. Pon. might augment discontent, and lead to re sonby and Canning, and Lord Castlereagh, volt)
The insurrection at Barbados Mr. Wilberforce agreed to withdraw his. might be traced to other causes-perhaps motion, and that Mr. Pallmer's address to the managers of estales, who did not should be substituied ; after which it was much consult the feelings or comforts of agreed that the papers should be prothe slaves as in our other colonies; and duced. they pressed apon the rights of that de." graded race with a weight which they felt
June 20, intolerable. He had been charged by an On the third reading of the Exchequer Hon. Gentleman opposite (Mr: Marryat) Consolidation Bill, the clause enabling, with fanaticism. If lo profess' humanity the Vice-treasurer to sit in Parliament was to our fellow-creatures, and to endeavour opposed; but carried on a division, by with zeal to carry into execution whatever 149 to 111. measures lay in his power for promoting Mr. Huskisson stated that it had been their welfare, were the Hon. Gentleman's agreed to purchase the house and demesnes definition of fanaticism, he was afraid that of Clermont, for the Princess Charlotte and he was a most incurable fanatie. (Hear, Prince Leopold, for 60,0006. The valu.
ation of the farms, farm-houses, and park, of argument. The decision was remark, including 350 acres of land, was 36,0001.; able, in consequence of the majority of the mansion, 19,0001. ; and the furniture, the Lords present being in favour of the 6,0001. ; making altogether 60,0001. The Resolution, which, with the aid of proxies, mansion, which was in good repair, could was rejected only by four. For the Resonot be built now for less than 91,0001. Alution, Contents 40, Proxies 29; total 69 Bill for ratifying the purchase was then Not Contents 37, Proxies 36; total 73.brought in, aud read the first time. Majority against the Motion, 4.
Mr. Brougham brought up the Report of the Committee appointed to inquire In the Commons, the same day, Mr. into the Education of the Poor of the Me. Lushington brought in a Bill to repeal tropolis-120,000 children were without duties on ale, cider, perry, &c. and im. the means of education ; though the pose new duties on the publican in proa amount of the public and private chari portion to the rent of his house. ties for this purpose, including the Char The Chancellor of Exchequer said, that ter-house, Christ's Hospital, the West this Bill would afford relief to the lower minster and St. Paul's schools, amounted order of country victuallers; so that out to 70,0001. There were scarcely any in- of 36,000 who took out licences, 26,000 stances of abuse in the above establish would be considerably relieved. He would ments. One ilagrant case had been trans prefer, however, its lying over til next mitted to bim from the country, where Session, when some plan might be adopted 1,5008. which was left for the endowment on a more general scale to arrange the of a school, was managed by the lord of rates of licences in pruportion to rents and the mapor, who appointed bis own bro. profits. ther schoolmaster with a large salary, Sir J. Graham and Mr. Calcraft wished while he again shifted the duties to a de. the Bill not to be deferred: it was theu puty schoolmaster, in the person of a read the first time. joiner, with the small income of 401. a year, and left this ignorant person to edu
June 24. eate the children.
It appeared that The Coroners' Bill, after two divisions, 18,0001. educated, upon the old plan, only passed through the Commi tee; and the 3,000 children ; whereas, upon the new third reading was carried, by 48 to 23, plan, it was sufficient to educate 30,000 children. If children were only educated,
June 25. instead of being boarded, clothed, and The Coroners' Bill was read the third lodged, the benefit of education might be time, and passed. extended to all the poor requiring it; but Sir John Cox Hippisley laid before the many charitable establishinents were un. House the Report of the Committee apder the direction of trustees, who were pointed to inquire into the measures clothiers, butchers, bakers, &c. and these adopted by different Staies, in order to were interested in contracts. The Hon. regulate the connexion between the See Gentleman recommended that next Ses of Rome and their Catholic subjects. sion a parliamentary commission should Mr. Canning said, that the freeing the be appointed, which should progress Catholicks from legal disabilities could only through the country, and have power to be valuable so far as it was founded on examine persons upon oath, &c.; and in the firm conviction and cordial assent of order to ensure dispatch, the members of
He was anxious that this the commission should be paid for their question should be now finally settled, not labours.
on the romantic notion that with it every Lord Castlereagh, Mr. Canning, and Mr. feeling of animosity would at the same Wilberforce, paid Mr. Brougham many time be settled; but because he believed compliments; and the Report was ordered that the question was one without the to lie upon the table.
settlement of which no other evil could
be radically cured. It was not only an House of LORDS, June 21.
evil in itself, but it was made the pretext Lord Donoughmore, at the conclusion of for many more, and it aggravated them a preliminary speech, moved a Resolution, all; and the settlement of the question pledgiøg the House next Session 10 the must be the introduction to and accomconsideration of the disabling slatutes, plishment of every measure leading to the with a view of affording relief to the Ca perfect tranquillization of Ireland. (Hear, tholicks.
hear:) The dicuments appended to the Earl Bathurst, Lords Redesdale, Eldon, Report would shew that the conditions and Longford opposed the motion ; the
which had been proposed in this country, Duke of Susser, Earl of Aberdeen, Lord
feil far short of whai every other country, Stanhope, and the Bishop of Norwich, sup whether Catholic or Protestant, thought ported it. The subject having been $0 it necessary to adopt for its safety. It frequently discussed, there was no novelty had happened to him to be a few weeks
ago in a part of Europe, stated, in many ving. He considered that genileman publications which he had read, to coo would not have joined the Administration tain the seeds of bitter persecution of the without an understanding favourable to Protestants, ou the part of the Catholicks. the great question of Catholic EinancipaHe found no inarks of the existence of any tion. In regard to the persecution in such persecution; but he had found what France, no one had said that the Proteswas so little known in this Country, that tants were persecuted in the department Protestants were not only tolerated, but of the Gironde, but in the depariment of in every respect on an equal footing with the Gard. Neither had it been said that their Catholic fellow.subjects, and even the persecution was carried on by the seemed to have more than their propor- FrenchGoverument, but by the lower orders tion of honours and employment. He al of the Catholicks, and the Government had Juded to the department of the Gironde, not done its duty by taking those measures which contained a population of 514,000, which would have put a stop to it. of whom the Protestants amounted to Mr. Bennet complained that very little 30,000, or one sevenreuth of the whole. had been done to remedy the abuses Of the seven Members of the Chamber of which existed in the King's Bench priDeputies returned by the department, one The Marshal derived 8001. a year was a Protestant. Of the five Councillors from a per centage on the beer drank in of the Prefect, one also was a Protestant. the prison, in defiance of Act of ParliaOf 24 members of the Municipal Admi ment; and 2,5001. a year from the rules : nistrations, üve were Protestants. In that was to say, this sum of money was another council at Bordeaux, seven were taken from the pockets of debtors to the Protestants. In a procession which took injury of their creditors, for the benefit place while he was at Bordeaux, the Arch of the Marshal. The Paper which he had bishop of Bordeaux was first in order, and moved for respecting the Petworth House he was immediately followed by a Protes- of Correction would shew, that the abuse tant clergyman. The banker to whom he
of the system of solitary confinement had had been recommended, bad received a exceeded any thing which could have been patent of noblesse from the present Go. imagined. vernment; and of four other patenis be Afier a few words from Sir F. Burdett, stowed in the department since the ac Mr. H. Addington, and Sir C. Burrell, cession of ihe Government is question, Mr. Huskisson warmly praised the humathree were to Protestants, and none to Ca- nity of Mr. Serjeant and the oiber magistholicks. All this existed without creating trates, whose conduct was alluded to; and any convulsion, or subjecting the Protes the motion for papers was agreed to. tants to any inhuman persecutions. The Chancellor of the Exchequer said, might indeed be said, that these acts in answer to Gen. Thornton, that it was shewed the spirit of the Government ra intended to propose to Parliament next ther than that of the perple; but how- Session, 10 grant a specific sum for erectever, as many of the elections were by ing a number of Churches on a moderate corporations, they could not have bap- plan. pened if any angry religious feelings had
The Saving Banks Bill was read the existed. He was more and more con. third time, by 28 to 8. vinced of the necessity of emancipation; The Attorney General brought in a Bill and with the conditions which it might be to regulate the practice on rgery throughthought advisable to annex to the boon, out the United Kingdom : it was read the the final settlement of the question ought first time, ordered to be printed, and then not to be delayed. To this final settle. lie over till next Session. meyt the Report of the Hon. Baronet could not fail greaily to contribute. Sir Henry Parnell wished to communi:
June 26. cate to the House some information re. The Madhouses' Bill was read the third ceived by him from the Catholic Prelates time, and a clause, excepting houses where of Ireland. They had proposed of their only one individual was confined from own accord, that, instead of the present the visitation of Commissioners, was withmode of nominating Bishops, they should drawn. in future be elected by the Dean and The Chancellor of the Exchequer, in reChapter. This mode would assimilate ply to a direct question from Mr. Ponthe discipline of the Catholic Church of sonby, said, that as provision had been Ireland to that of several other Catholic made for the wants of the present year, States. In making this proposal the clergy he thought, if no unforeseen circumstance had receded from their Resolutions of occurred, Parliament would not be as. 1808, in which they declared the inex sembled till after Christmas. pediency of any change whatever.
Sir Samuel Romilly presented a Petition Mr. Horner congratulated the Catholicks from the cloth-workers of Frome, Someron the sentiments delivered by Mr. Cage setshire, complaining, that, by the introduç.