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not think it likely to lead to any success. commerce, and the general convenience of ful result.

all ranks of bis Majesty's subjects, a new In the conversation which followed, the Coinage has been provided ; and in vari. reference to a Comm tree was generally ous ways, by posi’ive enactments or presupported, all the speakers deciaring at paratury inquiries, we have devoted much the same time their opinion that the pro of our iavours to the general improvement perty of the Church should be beld invio, of the condition of the people, their relief, lable. The motion as amended' was then and heir instruction. lu settling our fiagreed to.

nancial arrangements, the expendi: ure of The House afterwards went into a Com. the services of our civil and military estamittee on the subject of illicit Distillation blishments has been considered with rein Ireland.

ference to the pecuniary resources of the

year; and amongs: the most important of [We suspend for the

present the

regu. our measures, a affecting the joint interlar Diary of Parliamentary Proceedings, exts of Great Britain aud Ireland, is the (which shall be resumed in our next), Law which we have passed for consolidain order to insert the very elegant Address ting the revenues of both portions of the of Mr. Speaker, and the Speech of the United Kingdom. But, Sir, in the midst of Prince Regent, at the close of the Session.] all our various and imporiant concerns, House of LORDS, July 2.

domestie and foreign, here are none in The Prince Regent being seated upon which the Nation ever takes a deeper inthe throne, a Messaye was sent for the terest than those wbich regard the spleoCommons to attend, who having arrived, dour and dignity of the Throne which the Speaker (Mr. Abbot) delivered the reigns over us. Impressed with these foliowing Address :

sentiments, we have endeavoured, by a “ May it please your Royal Highness, new arrangement of the Civil List, to seAt the close of a laborious Session, we, parate those revenues which are specially his Majesty's most faithful Coinmoos, at, assigned to the support of the Royal state, tend upon your Royal Highness with our placing them henceforth beyond the reach concluding Bill of Supply. During the of any contingeni charges, which more course of our deliberations, we have, in properly belong to cther and different obedience to your Royal Highness's com branches of the public service. And mands, examined the various Treaties and in the same spirit of loyal and affecConventions wbich have been laid before tionate attachment we have hailed, with us. We have there seen the tranquillity heartfelt satisfaction, the auspicious marof Europe re-established upon a basis of riage by which the paternal choice of legitiinate Government, by the same pre your Royal Highness has gratified the siding counsels which planned the bold, universal wishes of the Nation, and has provident, and comprehensive measures adopted in the family of our Sovereign an commenced in the negotiations at Chau illustrious Prince, who e high qualities mont, matured in the Congress at Vienna, have already endeared him to the people and completed by the peace of Paris. We amongst whom he has fixed the future des. have also seen, that thewise and generous tinies of his life. These, Sir, are the ob. policy of the Allied Powers, in disciaiming jects to which our thoughts and labours all projects of dismembering the great and have been chiefly directed; and for comapuient Monarchy of France, have been pleting the grants which it is our special contented to adopt such precaut.onary duty and privilege to provide, we now measures as might effectually protect the present to your Royal Highuess a Bill, en: world from a renewal of its former suffer- titled, “An Act for grantiog to bis Ma. ings. And we have rejoiced more especie jesty a certain sum out of the Consolida. ally that this important charge has been ted Fuod of Great Briiaiu, and for applyconfided, by common consent, to the same ing certain monies therei mentioned for victorious Commander, whose triumphs the service of the year 1816, and further bave so mainly contributed to the glory appropriating the supplies granted in the of his country, and the general happi Session of Parliament;' to which Bill, with ness of mankind. In our dome tic con. all humility, we intreat his Majesty's cerns, the great and sudden transition Royal Assent.” from a state of extended warfare to our The Royal Assent was given to the present situation, has necessarily pro- Appropriatjon Buil, ibe Bankrupt Amendduced many serious evils and difficulties, to ment Bill, the Pillury Abolitiois Beli, the which we have not failed to apply our Regent's Canal Bill, the Gas Light Bill, most anxious attention. To the distresses Dyott's Divorce Bill, and a few other Bills. of the Agricultural interests we have reo The Prince Regent then delivered the dered such immediate relief as could be following Speech : devised, boping also that they may daily. “ My Lords and Gentlemen, I cannot decrease, and trusting much to the healing close this Session of Parliament without influence of time. For the benefit of again expressing my deep regret at the

cong

ments.

continuance of his Majesty's lamented in- sured that nothing shall be wanting on my disposition. The cordial interest which part to give full effect to those arrangeyou have manifested in the happy event

The provision you have made for of the marriage of my daughter the Prin consolidating the Revenues of Great Bria cess Charlotte with the Privce of Saxe tain and Ireland, will, I doubt not, be proCobourg, and the liberal provision which ductive of the happiest consequences in you have made for their establishment, cementing and advancing the interests of afford an additional proof of your affec the United Kingdom; and must afford an tionate attachment to his Majesty's person additional proof of the constant disposiand family, and demand my warmest ac tion of Parliament to relieve the difficulties knowledgments. I have the pleasure to and promote the welfare of Ireland. acquaint you, that I have given the Royal My Lords and Gentlemen,-The mea. Consent to a marriage between his Ma. sures to which I have been under the ve. jesty's daughter the Princess Mary and cessity of resorting, for the suppression of the Duke of Gloucester; and I am per those tumults and disorders which had un. suaded that this event will be highly gra- fortunately occurred in some parts of the tifying to all his Majesty's subjects. kingdom, have been productive of the The assurances which I have received of most salutary effects. I deeply lament the pacific and friendly disposition of the the continuance of that pressure and Powers engaged in the late war, and of distress which the circumstances of the their resolution to execute inviolably the country, at the close of so long a war, terms of the treaties which I announced to have unavoidably entailed on many you at the opening of the Session, promise classes of bis Majesty's subjects. I feel the continuance of that

peace so essential fully persuaded, however, that after the to the interests of all the nations of the many severe trials which they have underworld.

gone in the course of the arduous contest " Gentlemen of the House of Com in which we have been engaged, and the mons- thank you for the Supplies which ultimate success which has attended their you have granted for the service of the glorious and persevering exertions, I may year, and I am sensible of the beneficial rely with perfect confidence on their pubeffects which may be expected to result lic spirit and fortitude in sustaining those from the salutary system of making pro difficulties which will, I trust, be found to vision for them in a way calculated to have arisen from causes of a temporary uphold public credit. The arrangements nature, and which cannot fail to be mawhich you have adopted for discharging terially relieved by the progressive imthe incumbrances of the Civil List, and provement of public credit, and by the for rendering its future income adequate reduction which has already taken place to its expenditure, by relieving it from a in the burthens of the people.” part of the charge to which it was subject, The Lord Chancellor, by the Prince are in the highest degree gratifying and Regent's command, then prorogued Par. satisfactory to me ; and you may be as liament to Saturday, August 24.

ABSTRACT OF FOREIGN OCCURRENCES.
FRANCE.

prohibiting any such presents being reThe period of the imprisonment of Sir ceived in fnture, without the King's consent Robert Wilson, Captain Hutchinson, and previously obtained. Mr. Bruce, having expired, these gentle The French papers describe the enthu.' men have been set at liberty. Captain siastic manner in which the new Duchess Hutchinson immediately left Paris to re of Berri was received in her progress to join his regiment, and the other two gen the capital. The King, and the whole of tlemen may be expected in England within the Bourbon family, met the Princess at a week.

Fontainbleau, and the whole entered Paris A curious Ordinance has appeared in in grand procession, on Sunday, the 16th France, which tends to show the very dif ult. The marriage was celebrated at the ferent notions of liberty that exist in that church of Notre Dame on the following country and in England. Many of the day. At eleven in the morning, the legal Deputies, by their patriotic and loyal con formalities being executed in the King's duct, having obtained the applause and closet, at the Thuilleries, at half-past eleadmiration of their constituents, who ven the Royal Pair set out for the church, thought fit to testify their esteem by va which was tilled with a brilliant assemrioos honorary presents, such as a piece of blage so early as ten o'clock. The cereplate, a sword, or the like, while the mi- mony was performed in the presence of the nisterial members have not been very for- King, Monsieur, and the Duke and Duchess tunate in obtaining these marks of public of Angouleme ; at the conclusion of wbich esteem ; a Decree bas been promulgated, the processiva returned from the church

in the same order in which it went. All narch. There were near 30,000 men ia that is grand in religion, imposiug in mili arms. During the progress of the King tary array, costly and splendid in Court to the review, the wife of Pleignier, ia luxury, seem to bave been combined on mourning, accompanied by her two chil. this occasion. In the procession from the dren, presented a petition to the King; Thuilleries to the metropolitan church, but his Majesty, by an inclination of his there were twenty-three carriages, each head, refused to receive it. drawn by eight horses, belonging to the The wife of Tolleron has obtained the King;

and thirteen carriages, drawn by the intercession of the Duchess of Angouleme same number of borses, belonging to Count in favour of her husband. Artois. The fêies prepared in the Champs Twelve of the Marshals of France lately Elysées attracted an immense crowd. took the oath of allegiance to the King. There were numerous bands of music and This oath enjoing them to preserve strict sets of dancers. The fountains of wine discipline in the Army - an examination ran in abundance, and near them provi into the conduct of the Military - and the sions were distributed in great plenty. prevention of oppression or molestation to At nine o'clock at night the artificial fire the people.

The collection of personages works commenced. The Paris papers,

who went through this ceremony were describing the Duchess of Berri, say, as oddly assorted as can well be imagia“ her countenance is full of sensibility, ed. There was Mortier, who betrayed and possesses a character of peculiar the King at Lisle; and Clarke, who faithsweetness. Her hair is fair, and her fully adhered to him at Ghent. There large blue eyes give to her face an expres were Macdonald and Perignon, who resion of melancholy deeply interesting.” fused to serve under the Usurper; and The King, on his interview with her at there were Moncey, who sat in his mock Fontainbleau, presented, first the Duke of Chamber of Peers ; and Suchet, who also Berri, then Monsieur, and next the Duke espoused the cause of Buouaparte, of Angouleme. On presenting the Duchess Four new Marshals of France have been of Angouleme, he used these expressions, appointed ; namely, the Duke de Coigny, " This is my consoling angel!”

the Count de Bournonville, the Duke de The trial of the 28 persons for treason Feltre, and the Count de Viomenil. and conspiracy has terminated; and the An Ordonnance of the King has conferred Jury, after a deliberation of more than the Grand Cross of the new Royal Order of eleven hours, brought in their verdict. The the Legion of Honour, on Monsieur (the three leaders, Pleignier, Carbonneau, and Couot d'Artois), the Duke d'Angouleme, Tolleron, have been declared guilty of the Duke de Berri, the Duke of Orleans, high treason, and condemned to have their the Prince of Condé, and the Duke of right hands cut off, and to suffer death. Bourboo. This document involves, perSeven were sentenced to, deportation, for haps, the most whimsical combinations having printed and circulated seditious that ever characterised any. Ordonnance writings; eight were condemned to solitary issued by any Goverpment. There is no confinement, surveillance under the high one who is not acquainted with the origin police, and security in 1000 francs, for not of the Legion of Honour in the time of revealing the conspiracy within twenty-four Boonaparte; yet this same institution, now hours after they had obtained a know called Royal, is by a Decree of Louis ledge of it; and one to five years' impri- XVIII. dated in the twenty-first year of sonment, a fine of 50 francs, surveillance, bis reign, (that is to say, including ihe peand 100 fravcs security, for distributing riod of tbe reign of Buonaparte, who oria rallying sign not sanctioned by law. ginated tbe establishment, but who is deOne or iwo dismissed officers, a few me. sigoated as an Usurper,) conferred on the chanicks out of employ, a mad poet, and brother, the nephews, and the cousins of others, contending with the extremes of Louis XVIII.; in order not only to give wretchedness, organized this formidable a new eclat to this Royal Order, but also plot, which was to overthrow the Govern to solemnize the fête of his august ancesment. The trial was mixed with sucb lu tor, Henry IV. the Patron of the Order. dicrous circumstances and ridiculous inci The French Government has given ordents, as to be more calculated to excite ders to reinforce the Royal Guard one laughter and contempt, than any senti• fourth; and a new corps, 3000 strong, is ment of horror, with respect to the atroci. to be levied, to be called the Princess Caous tendency and end of the confederacy. roline's, in compliment to the Duchess of

On the 8th instant, being the anniver- Berri. sary of Louis XVIII's entrance into Paris, A new Royal Ordonnance has been issued the day was celebrated with a grand re respecting the National Guard, which diview of the military. According to the recis that the applicants for commissions accounts in the journals, the people exhi. shall apply through the Prefect of the de. bited but one sentiment--that of universal partinent, and the Minister of the luterior, joy in the possession of their beloved Mo to Monsieur (ihe Count d'Artois), lo

shald

shall present the list to the King. This

NETHERLANDS. arrangement has evidently arisen out of The King of the Netherlands has joined the new system adopted by the Fiench the Christian alliance; and there are new Government; and is construed into a proof reports of an intended interview between of the declining influence of the Ultra. the Emperors of Russia and Austria, soon Royalists, of whom the Count d'Artois after the latter shall have attended the is the chief protector.

marriage of the Archduchess Ciementina General Gilly has been condemned to with Prince Leopold of Naples. death in his absence, for his treasonable Some whimsical.circumstances are re. opposition to the Duke of Angouleme, in lated in the foreign papers, of the terror the month of April last year.

produced by the Bologna prophecy of the Lieut. Mietton, Aide-de-Camp to Ge. end of the world. Amongst others, an neral Bonnaire (both of whom were lately affair that happened on the 11th at Ghent tried for the murder of Col. Gordon), has appears the most ludicrous :--The trum. been shot in the Plain of Grenelle. On the rets of a regiment of cavalry there having same day Bonnaire was taken to the Place sounded, according to custom, about nine Vendome, where the sentence of the Court in the evening, and there happening to be Martial was rưad to him; after which he a thunder-storm at the time, three-fourths was degraded from the Legion of Honour of the inhabitants precipitately quitted -his sentence is transportation for life, their houses, and were found on their which implies loss of civil rights aud con knees in the streets and public places, fiscation of property.

imagining they had heard the seventh The English visitors at Paris are avg trumpet spoken of in the Revelatiops, an. menting daily ; their number already nouncing the day of judgment; and some amounts to 29,000. The French rejoice time elapsed before they could be tran. at so many of our countrymen spending quillized. At Liege also, on the same their money among them; and ascribe day, the people were terribly frightened, the focks which continually arrive, to the in consequence of an enormous mass of desire on the part of John Bull" to study clouds appearing, or supposed to appear, French customs—the language-their ur in the shape of a huge mountain over tbe banity-and the arts;" and, says an ar city. ticle in the papers, “they behave like good

SWITZERLAND. neighbours, fully reconciled !"

The weather in several parts of the ConA company has been formed in Paris

tinent has been such, that in England we .for supplying that city with water, in the manner in which it is conveyed to every

should rather rejoice at our exemption, house in London, and with iron pipes.

than complain of our sufferings. From The King of France bas granted them an

all parts of Europe there are accounts of exclusive privilege for 99 years. The Es

the dreadful ravages of storm and temtablishment, we are told, has been chiefly

pest, of lightning, thunder, and rain. formed upon British capital. The order,

These ravages have not been partial; it is said, will amount to a quantity, which, every kingdom has bad its share in the

dreadful visitation. Switzerland appears in one length, would exceed 300 miles;

to have been more afflicted than any other and not only are British capital and labour

country. The canton of Glaris is repreto be thus employed in the enterprize, but British skill also :' our iron-works are to

sented to be in the last degree of misery

and want. The Birs and the Birsig have manufacture the pipes. The Paris papers of the

Oth inst, men-
broken their hanks, carried away the

The tion the trial at Nismes of 20 persons, for

bridges, and inundated large tracts.

Canton of Basle is in a dreadful state. In having, in the year 1815, at the period immediately subsequent to the Duke of produce of the earth; is under water,

the plaius, the grain, and every other

In Angouleme's unfortunate enterprize in the South of France, murdered, with circum

Germany the destruction is nearly as stances of great barbarity, in the village

great. In Saxony, in the Grand Duchy of Arpaillarges, some volunteers who had

of Wurtzburg, the husbandman is in utfollowed the fortunes of his Royal High- and ihe whole of the Eastern part of Eu.

ter despair. Turkey, Hungary, Italy, Eight persons were condemned to death, and a ninth sentenced to perpe

rope, have suffered largely. tual hard labour, and to be branded with

ITALY. a hot iron. We lament to state, that two An article from Cagliari, in Sardinia, women were particularly active in the per- mentions the chace of two Spanish brigs, petration of these murders. Armed with richly laden, by five Tunisian vessels ; iron forks, they delighted in mangling and but the former luckily escaped, and found stabbing the dead bodies of their victims. refuge in the port of Cagliari. Vessels

We understand from the Paris papers, are stated to be continually met with by that the Algerines, afraid of a bombard. the French cruizers off the Island of Corment, have sent into the interior their sica, entirely abandoned; the crews of most valuable effects.

wbich had been made slaves by the pirates,

and

ness.

and the vessels, after being plundered, to be at an end throughout the Prussian turned adrift.

dominions; and that the peasantry of that A party of 57 Algerine pirates, who country are now free. landed at Alghieri, in Sardinia, were lately Letters from Hamburgh represent the cut off and made prisoners by the inha state of Sweden and Norway as far from bitants, and their vessels taken.

tranquil. The Diet of Christiana had Sir Thomas Maitland landed at Corfu on been prorogued six or seven times, and the 24th April, and immediately assumed was finally dissolved; but the result of its the Government of the Ionian islands. An deliberations is studiously kept secret. oration, in Greek, was made on the occa. Great distress is experienced in Norway : siou by the President of the Senate of the manufacturing of iron in that country, Corfu, in the presence of a vast concourse which hitherto was one of the principal of the inhabitants ; in which, in a strain supports of the labouring Norwegians, has of considerable eloquence, he described of late greatly decreased. The King of the advantages which the trade of the Sweden, who has been long ailing, is now islands, their agricultural interests, and seriously indisposed. The last report of the political rights of the natives, are likely the physicians was, that bis Majesty could to derive from the arrangement which has not survive many weeks : on this account placed them under the protection of the

the Crown Prince will hasten his return British Crown.

from Norway to Stockholm. So generally had the report of the ex

RUSSIA. tinction of the world been circulated, that We have intelligence from Petersburgh at Udina, Clagenfurth, and other parts, of the abolition of the vassalage of the the people rose, and it was found neces peasants ja Esthonia by the Emperor sary to call in the military.

Alexander. The enfranchisement, howGERMANY.

ever, is not to take place suddenly, but The Emperor Francis has conferred the gradually; so that the whole may be dignity of Prince on Count Corbary, a completed in 14 years. rich Hungarian Nobleman, who, it appears, The Emperor of Russia lately gave anois related to the Prince of Saxe Cobourg. ther instance of his goodness of heart by

Prince Blucher kept the anniversary of attending the funeral of his preceptor, the battle of Waterloo, at Carlsbad. The Prince Soltikoff, and walking in the proveteran was in such good health and spi cession next to the coffin. rits, that; at a ball upon the occasion, he An article from Vienna states, that the danced a Polonaise with the Princess of Emperor Alexander, as a proof of his paTour and Taxis.

cific disposition, has lately ordered his The opening of the Germanic Diet is Ambassador to deliver to the Turkish postponed till the middle of next month. Divan a note declaring that he has no Much hostility towards Prussia seems to other desire than to see Europe at peace prevail in Saxony: an article from Frank, after her violent agitations. fort states, that the censure on political

TURKEY. writings and periodical journals is render By letters of the 11th of June from Con. ed every day more severe in the Saxon stantinople we learn, that her Royal Highdominions, in order that the Prussian Go ness the Princess of Wales arrived in that vernment, against which several of these city on the 6th of that month. She took publications are directed, may have no up her abode at the British Palace, till a cause of complaint.

house at Buyukdere was fitted up for her For some time past there has been men reception. On the 9th, all the Foreign tion made in all the foreign papers of a Ministers, and the same evening the Bri. meeting of the Emperors of Austria and tish factory, were presented to the PrinRussia, and the King of Prussia, at Carls cess.--Shortly, another presentation was bad. One of the Paris papers says, that to take place, to give those an opportu" this meeting appears to be the result of nity of being presented who were disapa secret article of the Treaty of Holy Al pointed on the former occasion. Her Liance; by which the Sovereigns had sti Royal Highness (say the letters) conductpulated, that, when they should not be ed herself at all times with the greatest agreed upon all the points, reference affability ; yet in other respects, she failed should be bad, not to the Ministers of the

to afford satisfaction to the British merthree Powers, but to the Sovereigns them chants; inasmuch as she gave a decided

preference, in all her dealings, to foThe disputes between the King of Wir reigners. She had credit on a Greek house temberg and his subjects continue with as for 40,000 Spanish dollars, when a British

as ever, and no Constitu. house could have accommodated her Royal tion is yet agreed on or settled.

Highness as well. Being in want of jewThe German papers inform us, that ellery, the Princess applied to a Frenchthe state of vassalage has been declared man; and she is attended by a Neapolitan Gent. Mag. July, 1816.

Count

selves."

much acrimony

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