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* mise. Thank the Marquis and his lady on single cloud. How pure and serene is this

my part; I leave you in their hands, and I " day! O how grand 'is nature! See chat " have a futficient reliance on their friend. « fuo, whose smiling aspect calls me : be" thip, to carry along with me the satisfac- " hold youríclf that immenfe light. There " lury certainty, that they will be a father " is God; yes, God himself who opens for " and mother to you. Tell them I request me his botom, and invites me at last to " their permillion to be buried in their gara 6 tafte chat eternal and unalterable peace

den, and that I have no choice as to the " which I had so eagerly defired.” " particular spot. Give my souvenir to my At these words he fell forwards, drag" little Governor, and my botany to Made. ging his wife down along with him. Ac. * moutelie Girardin. Give the poor of the tempting to raise him, she found him speech

village something to pray for me, and let less and without motion. Her cries brought "ine honeft couple whoic marriage I had all within hearing to her allittance; the bo"fettled, have the prelent I intended to dy was taken up and laid on the bed. At " make them. I charge you befides, parti. that moment I entered, and taking his hand,

cularly to have my body opened after my I found it fill a little warm, and even ima. " death, by proper persons, and that an ex- gined his pulse beat; the Mortness of the " att account of the appearances and diffec- time in which the fatal event had taken place, * to be committed to writing.”

the whole ha ring palled in less than a quarter In the mean time the pains he felt in- of an hour, left me a ray of hope. I sent crealed; he complained of thooting pains in for the neighbouring surgeon, and dispatched the breast and head. His wife being 00 a pertin to Paris for a Pnysician, a friend longer able to conceal her affliction, he for- of Rousseau's, charging him to come withgot his own sufferings to console her.

out a moment's delay. I called for some " What, (said he) have I lost all your af. alkali volatile fluor, and made him smell " fettin already; and do you lament my to, and swallow it repeatedly, all to no ef. happiness, happiness never to have an end, fect. The consummation fo delightful to " and which it will not be in the power of him, and so fatal lo us, was already com

men to alter or interruptSee how clear pleted, and if his example taught me how "the Heavens look, (pointing to the sky, in a to die, it could not teach me to bear his loss " kind of transport that seemed to collect without regret. " ali tive energy of his soul) there is not a A JOURNAL of the PROCEEDINGS of the THIRD SESSION of thie SIXTEENTH PARLIAMENT of GREAT BRITAIN.

HOUSE LORD S. 'HE folllowing is the humble Address from the extension of trade, the improve

of the Right Hon. the Lords Spiritual ment of the revenue, and the increase of and Temporal, in parliament assembled. the public credit.

Die Martis, 24 Januarii, 1786. " The promotion of the common interest " Met Gracious Sovereign,

and prosperity of all your Majesty's subjects, We, your Majesty's most Jutiful and was the object of those resolutions which we loyal subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Tem. humbly laid before your Majesty in the last paral, in Parliament allembled, beg leave to feffion of parliament, as the foundation of a Selarn your Majesty our humble thanks for permanent and equitable adjustment of the your noft gracious Speech from the throne. commercial intercourse heter'cen Grea:- Britain

"Impressed with the fullest conviction of and Ireland ; bu: no effeciual Atep having the blefiings wbich result from a state of ge- been taken in consequence of them by the Deral peace, it affords us great satisfaction to parliament of Ireland, the progress of that be informed that the disputes which appeared measure, however salutary, cannot properly to threaten an interruption to the tranquillity become the subject of our present considera a of Europe, have been brought to an amica- tion. ble concluíron; and that your Majesty con. “ We humbly entreat your Majesty to be tinues to receive from foreign powers the persuaded, that the vigour and resources of trongest assurances of their friendly disposi- the country, which, with heart-felt satisfac. Lon towards this country.

tion, we observe are so fully manifested in " Earneftly interested in whatever may its present situation, cannot fail to excite a Contribute to the ftrength and splendour of still more active attention to the important the nation, and the wealth of your Majesty's objects of national corcern, which your MaSubjects, we cannot but be dceply sensible jelly is pleased to recommend to our confide. o the advantages which must be derived ration; and particularly to such measures as


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may be necessary to give further security to scribed by law to the exercise of our civil the revenue, and to promote and extend, as as well as religious liberties. Many, he far as possible, the general industry of our faid, were the proofs to be adduced in fup. country.”

pert, that the most fatal consequences always

attend every attempt at innovation on what This day the Lord Chancellor, after re. are the true principles of Liberty. They porting his Majesty's Answer * to their Ad- either terminate in Democracy, or they end dress, adjourned the House till Monday. in absolute Monarchy. Tuo periods of the His Lordlhip then went in proceflion, ac- history of this Kingdom plainly demonstrated companied by their Graces the Archbishops the fact; the arbitrary system in one King, of Canter bury and York, the Bishops of which foon drove him from his Throne; and Salifbury, Ely, Bangor, Gloucester, Exe- the fanatic Democracy of the people, which ter, and Rochester, with three other Bihops, in a former reign imbrued their hands in the and one temporal Lord, to Westminster- blood of their Sovereign. His Lordihip drew Abbey, and heard a sermon preached on the a very affecting picture of the contrast here, occasion of King Charles's martyrdom hy the and in elegant language established his preRight Rev. Dr. Hurd, Lord Bishop of Wor- miles, that departing from civil and religious celter, from the 2d chapter of the first Epiille liberty, as established by law, was the cer. of Peter, ver. 16." As free, and not using tain road to National destruction. Under “ your liherty for a cloak of maliciousness, religious Liberty, improperly applied, Deiím “ but as scrvants of God."

was openly acknowledged- Acheilm kas His Lordlbip began with a short view of publickly avowed-Free-thinking had no the establishment of Christianity, provinz hy latitude ; – and Free writing was carried to its precepts, that it tended to the establish- the extreme.-The prefervation of civ I and ment of civil and religious Freedom. He religious Liberty was a rock on which the said, “the Gospel wrote to the cultivation salvation of this country depended—the abase of Liberty;"---but as “no word was more of it was the certain weapon to destroy us. fascinating to the common car," so nune bad Public policy, and private interest, required been more abused in the exercise of its true us to gurd tiefe blettings ; and by protectmeaning. To prove this, he took a view of ing the Consticution according to the estaformer times, antecedent to the establishment blished law, secure peace, profperity, and of Chriftianity, and from thence to the Re. happiness to ourselves. Every spirit of in. formation ; shortly but clearly pointing out novac on Mould be chacked. We should how the word liberty had been used, as a combat all hazardous attempts at Reformscloak to cover the deligns of those who ac. tion, as so many infinuating schemes to rob tuully intended its destruction. He ttated us of our live and essential political welfare. the variety of struggles it underwent, both - We Mould never permit the exercise of in Ibis country and in others, and particu. such plans ; for Liberty has often been, and la ly how it had been attacked under the may again be used as a cloak to cover the maík of religion ; an attack that drove the worft defigns against our freedom. fupporters of the Protestant faith into foreign

Feb. 6. countries, by the true religious and civil li- Lord Ducie took his seat for the first herties of England being overthrown hy time ; his Lordship was introduced between church dominion. This, his Grace faid, gare Lord Scarsdale and Lord Rodney. fcope to “Independency, under whose broid The Archbishop of Canterbury moves!, ning above different sects

that the thanks of this House be given to formel," until at last one was formed on the Lord Bithor of Worcester, for the ser. the most fictious principles, and under the mon by liim preaclied on the zeth of Janumost insidious mask, which infulted the ary last, in the Abbey Church, WestminCrown, and evaded the Conftitution. This iter- Agreed to, unconstitutional claim to independence was

Feb. 8. followed by a melanchoy event. Thie

power Lor! Emingham presented a Bill for the acquired by rebellion created a civil war ; relief of Infolvent Debtors-the same was and the bioody scene vi guling the Suvereign accordingly read a first time to death was "cloathei' will public trial and Au order was made by their Lord!hips public condumration." The mask of relia not to receive any reports from the Judges gious Freedom was thicis d.opped-it was of en private Bills, after the 17th day of April no furth-s alte to the 17thers--they had ?4complithcd their purpes, and wanted the allLule no longer. His Luthip here expatjated Rad a third time and pafled the American on the perversion of tlie principles of the and Newfoundland Trade Bill, without ropa brii constrating that ever was formed-on polition. the end ettec's of exceding the bounds pre




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conftitutional establishment for the defence ORD COURTOWN reported, that his of this country was introduced, at the gene.

tv livet order of yetterday, tu know when tive employing of Hanoverian regiments for he would be attended by this House with their the internal defence of the country, as a reactress of thanks *, and his Majesty appoint, flection upon the character and courage of the th's day, at two o'clock, at St. James's. nation; the event of which was acknowWent up with their address.

ledged to have merited the public confidence. JAN. 27.

At the conclusion of the late war, the evia The Speaker reported to the House the dent utility of the militia entitled them to answer that had been made by his Majesty to the thanks of the legislature ; an acknow. their address, which was as follows : ledgement, which, though that respectable " Gentlemen,

body was as equally entitled to at the conclu" I thank you for this very loyal address. fion of the last war, as at the former period,

" I receive with great satisfaction the alíu- yet by some means it was not made. The rances of your disposition to enter with zeal motion he was going to submit to the House, and industry into the confideration of those obviated every imputation on the present, important and salutary objects which I have whose chearful concurrence in favour of the recommended to your attention.”

regulations he was going to offer, he flatterOrdered that no petitions for private bills ed himself he might reckon upon.--He then be received atter the 3d of March.

proposed many regulacions for the internal One of the Sherits of London presented a management of the corps, touching serjeants petition from the city against the shop- and drummers ; two of the latter he would

have allotted to each of the flank companies, Ordered that the renewed petitions for un. and one to each battalion company –We dedue elections of last sestion be delivered in, cline at present following him through all ad read in the order they were appointed to the regiment il ordinances he proposed, upon be heard: Huarcon, 14th of February, Sir which he attured the House, he had the apGeorge Yonge and Sir George Collier sit- probation of the most experienced and inting members; a petition of Governor John- telligent officers. One object, he said, he time for Ilchester, 16th February; and the had in the bill, which would relieve many peti!ion of the Electors at the same time. people who had large families

om being A petition of Sir Godfrey Weblter, Bart. forced into the service, which was, to exempo

- Alves, Esq. and of the Electors such as had more than one child, and of Scaturd, 2ift of February.

abridging the duration of the service to those A petition of Mr. Flood and Mr. Parsons who were liable to be called on. for the same place, and at the same time. poled also some regulacions as to substi.

A petition of Mr. Gordon, and of the cutes, and concluded with moving,—“That Electors of Nairne, on the 2 3d of March. leave be given to bring in a bill to explain, Jan. 30.

amend, and bring into one, all the laws in A Sermon was preached in St. Margaret's force relative to the milicia of that part of Churcy on occasion of the day, before the Great Britain called England." Spaker and several members, from the 7th Mr. Pye seconded the motion. Chapter of John, 12th verse, by the Rev. Mr. Ditt bestowed many encomiums on D.. Heathcote.

the Hon. Mover of the bill, for the attention sas. 31:

and disposition he fewed to qualify and imThe thanks of the House were ordered to prove the laws which concerned that coniti. be given to the Rev. Dr. Heathcote, for his tutional and meritorious bulwark of the nalermon preached before them yesterday in tion's internal defence, the militia; he also & Margaret's Church,

applauded the indefatigability and information Received and read petitions from Bath, with which the subject was brought forward, Thirik, Exeter, Sheffield, and Liverpool, but he would in this stage of the business prozpanit the thop-tax.

mise, that the reliance he had on, and rea Mr. Martham, in consequence of a for. spect for that necetl'y establishment in this mer notice, adureiled the House, relative to country, would induw him carefully to guard the laws which now exist for the regulation against any thing that might militate against cí the militia of England ---He reverted to the utility of that corps. As fome of the rethe year 1797, the period in which that gulations intended by the bill now moved

+ The Address is omitted, as being merely an echo of the King's Speech, as well as almolt verbatim with that of the Lords, which we have inserted. Ει δολ. ΜΑΟ.



He pro

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FEB. 6. the motive in the first instance ; but any fav- A petition from Birmingham was pre. ing which would dininith the importance of sented against the Shop-Tax. Another from the milicia, he would positively forego, rather Cirencester. Another from Leeds. Another thay impair their existence.

from Middlesex, by Mr. Alderman Wilkes. Mr. Markham affured the House, he was Another from Southwark, by Mr. Thornton. fo fully apprized of the utility and importance Another from Westminster, by Lord Hood; of the militia, that rather than infringe an iota upon which Mi.Fox faid, that however his con• ou their utility, he would decline interfering at fituents might differ on political points, yet all. But as his views had a contrary direc. they had but one opinion as to the tax in tion, he said, he did not mean but that they question ; that the petition was signed by should allemble once a year.

4300 respectable inbabitants; and that the All rides of the House acquiesced in this magnitude of the object called for immediate declaration ; when the question being put, redress. that leave be given to bring in a bill, it was Mr. Sawbridge next presented a petition Carried unanimously.

from the shopkeepers of the City of London, Mr. Martham and Mr. Pye were ordered which was also signed by several thousand to prepare and bring in the same. --Adjourned. inbabitants; on which he observed, that as FEB. I.

bis conftituents prayed to he heard by counsel, P.eceived and read a petition from Man- he should make a motion for that purpose chefter, and also a petition from Southamp. in due time. ton, againt the shop-tax.

In a Committee of Supply moved, That

the sum of one million be granted to his Ma. Received and read a petition from Bristol jelly, towards paying off and discharging the againīt the shop-tax.

Exchequer Sills made out in pursuance of The Secretary at War rose in his place, an act made in the last Session of Parliament, and proposed bringing forward the army el- intituled, " An Act for raifing a certain timares on an early day next weck.

sum of money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, The Speaker 1.410 it was out customary to for the service of the year 1785." bring on that business to early in the selfions, That the sum of one million five hundred

Sir George Yonge, however, seeming to thousand pounds be granted to his Majetij, press the subject,

towarus paying off and discharging the Ex. Lord Surrey took it up, and observed, that chequer Bills, made out in pursuance of an he faw no reason for poltponing a business of act, intituled, “ An Act for raising a further such general importance until lace in the lef- sum of money by Loans or Exchequer Bills, fion, when lo few gentlemen were in town for the service of the year 1785." that it was often impoflible to make a house. That the sum of one million be granted to lie therefore trust««d the Right Hon. Gentle- his Majesty, towards paying off and discharg. man's intimation would be fulfilled as foon ing the Exchequer Bilis made out in pure as he could make it convenient for himself. suance of an act of the last Seifion of Parlia

Mr. Rolle, just as the House was adjourn- ment, intituled, “ An Act for raising a lum itig, begged to know from the Right Hon. of money by Exchequer Bills, for the ser• the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether vice of the year 1785." any thing was this feffion to be done with the The Hon. Mr. Marsham could oot help walte lands, us he intended, if nothing of that re-calling the attention of the House to whil kind was proposed by Government, to move had fallen from tle Right Hon. Gentlem.au onetliing on the subject.

opposite to him (the Chancellor of the Ex. The Chancellor of the Exchequer signified, chequer) last Tuesday, relative to a subject tha', in the course of the letion, it u as very which had interested the attention of maliy probable fomething relating to the watte respectable and able characters, as well as lands might be brought ou.

his own.

He meant the laws now in being Mr. Rolle did not seem satisfied with this respecting the milicia. He had on that oca aufwer, but withed the House miglit be it a cafion expressed his sentiments very fulli. Cert..inty with refpect to the time and pa- He had moved for leave to bring in a bill for tue of the business, otherwise he should amending and reducing into one act, all the think it his duty to sul ** to the confidera- acts relating to the militia in that part of tion of the House such a plan for the difpori- Great Britain called England. Hs motin tion of those lands, as might tend to the ge- bad so far met with the concurrence of the neral benefit of the coonunity.

House, that leave had been granted to bring

in the bill. The sentiments, however, which Received and read a petition from Preston, had fallen from the Right Hon. Genilemm against the thop-lax.

on that occafion, and the reserve of opinion


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