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. For MAY, 1808.
HOUSE OF LORDS.
Thursday, March 31.
· Evidence was adduced in support Monday, March 28.
of the petitions against the orders in Mr. Brougham was heard in sup- council. To be farther proceeded port of the petitions against the or- in on Monday, and the counsel to ders in council.---Several gentlemen sum up on Wednesday next. . were afterwards exammed to prove
Friday, April 1. the assertivus in these petitions. The Duke of Norfolk, presented Tuesday, March 29.
the petition from the corporation of Lord Holland, agreeably io notice London against the granting of offi. called the attention of the house to ces in reversion, observing that the the line of policy adopted by minis. petition had been agreed to unaniters, under the orders in council, mously at one of the fullest meetings towards neutral powers ;, a term, in of the common council ever known fact, which now meant the United Ordered to lie on the table. States of America. After pointing 'The debate on the Jésuits Bark out the aivantages to arise from and Gotton prohibition bills, was conciliatory measures towards that postponed till a further stage of these country, he shewed that those adopt bills. . eit by ministers utterly forbade this
Monday, April 4. pleasing prospect, and threatened us Farther'evidence was adduced in with a war with that power, from support of the petitions against the whose increasing prosperity we might orders in council.-It was fixed that otherwise derive the most solid be- Mr. Brougham should sum up on nefits. His lordship concluded by Wednesday, on which day the chairmoving various resolutions reproba man obtained leave to sit again. ting the orders in council as illegal
Tuesday, April 5. unjust, and impolitic, in which he Lord. Redesdale brought in a bill was supported by Lords Auckland, for the better preservation of the Darnley, Lauderdale, and Grenville; money arising from the sale of bankand opposed by Lorus Westmoreland, rupts' estates, and for amending the Mulgrave, and Hawkesbury. On a bankrupt laws.--Rrad a first time, division, the numbers were, Contents and ordered to be printed. 25,- Non-Contents 53.
Veunesday, April 6.
In a committee on the petitions The hearing of the appeals respece against the orders in council, Mr. ting the Roxburgh'estates was fixed Brougham summed up the evidence for the Sth instant.--[This appeal in a masterly 'speech of upwards of involves a larger property than was two hours. The house having reever before the subject of litigation : sumed, Lord Grenville gave notice no less than 50,0001. per ann., nearly of his intention to move on an early double the value of the estates liti- day, between the 5th and 10th of gated in the celebrated Douglas May, an address to his Majesty, cause.]
praying that he would be graciously VOL, IIT.
pleased to revoke the orders in coun- Tuesday, April 12.
The Duke of Cumberland presented Thursday, April 7.
a petition from the Lord Mayor and Counsel and evidence were heard corporation at large of Dublin, afor Mr. De Tastet against the Jesuits' gainst the catholic claims, begging bark prohibition bill.-It appeared ihat their lordships would preserve that the petitioner had in his possession the protestant ascendancy.-It was 1,000,000 pounds of this article, suf- read, and ordered to lie on the table. ficient for ten years consumption of The reversionary place prohibithis country. - Mr. Campbell, the tion bill was received from the Competitioner's counsel, asked till to- mons, and read a first time, after morrow to sum up, which being ob- Earl Moira had objected to the same, jected to, Mr. Campbell shortly not from its principle, but because the stated the petitioner's culse. ---A dis- evil complained of had existed three cussion, then took place on the hundred years, and it was encroaching third reading of the bill, which was on the Royal prerogative to suspend supported by Lords Bathurst, Boring- the same. don, Westmoreland, Mulgrave, Re- Wednesday, April 13. desdale, Hawkesbury, and the Lord The Irish orders in council bill Chancellor ; and opposed by Lords and others, was read a third time Erskine, Albemarle, Luuderdale, Hol- and passed. land, Grenville, and Rosslyn.-On Thursday, April 14. a division the numbers (including The Royal assent was given by proxies) were, Contents 100; Non commission to 47 public and private Contents 44.- Previous to the pas bills : among the former were the sing of the bill, Lord Grenville moved orders in council validity bill, Irish a clause for indemnifying those who orders in council bill, British and might suffer by the bill, which was Irish cotton and bark bills, and negatived without a division, when Irish East India trade, and warethe bill was passed.
housing bills.-Adjourned to Thurs· Friday, April 8.. day April 28.
The cotton wool probibition bill Thursday, April 28. was read a third time and passed. The bills on the table were for
Saturday, April 9.. warded one stage. The house was occupied in hearing Lord Sidmouth moved for several counsel for the appellants on the papers on the subject of the CopenRoxburgh estates.
hagen expedition.--Agreed to. 1... Monday, April 11.
Friday, April 29. > Lord Grenville presented a petition The Irish recognizance and possesfrom the Roman catholics of Ire- sions bills were brought up from the land, praying relief from the poli- Cominons, and read a first time. tical disabilities under which they remain, and to be put upon a foot. ing with their protestant fellow sub- HOUSE OF COMMONS. jects.
After a discussion, in which Lords Monday, March 28. Auckland and Moira reprobated the Mr. Bankes moved for leave to pressing of the catholic claims after bring in a bill to prevent, for a time parliament had so lately and so to be limited, the granting of offices imposingly rejected them, the peti- in reversion, or for joint lives, with Don was ordered to be taken into the benefit of survivorship. The consideration on the 13th of May. public economy must be destroyed,
if long reversionary grants were als
lowed, and this bill was necessary a committee was appointed to conto give effect to the committee' ap- sider of the evils arising from lottepointed to examine into the means ries., of carrying the wishes of the house Tuesday, March 29. into effect.
Lord Folkstone, after professing Mr. Perceval said, that to pre- himself to have been one of those vent any risk of a misunderstanding who originally approved of the expewith the other house, he should pro- dition against Copenhagen, but whose pose, that publication of the grant opinion had been since greatly shaof every such office should be made ken by the frivolous manner in which in the Gazette at the time, so that ministers defended their conduct on the attention of that house, and of that occasion, concluded by moving the public, would be immediately an address to his Majesty, the princalled to the propriety or the im- cipal purport of which was to bepropriety of the appointment.--Also, seech his Majesty to give directions that every grant of a reversion made for keeping the Danish fleet in such from the passing of the act, and be- repair as to render its restoration fore the report of the committee possible, when it could take place should be completed, should be sub- consistently with the security of ject to be abolished, or reformed in these kingdoms; and to declare such such manner as the king, with ade his intention.' vice of parliament, should direct, Mr. S. Thornton contended, that without any remuneration being gi- it had been at first placed in the ven to the person holding the rever- power of Denmark to deposit her sion of such office.
fleet in the hands of this country, Mr. Ward expressed himself in with the assurance of its restoration very energetic terms respecting the at a period of peace. This offer, conduct of the secret influence jun- however, had been rejected, and a to, which he described as possessing state of hostility then ensued, in superior power to the King's minis- ibich England acquired all the ters.
rights of a belligerent power to reMr. Ponsonby highly approved of tain that fleet of which she had tathe sentiments of Mr. Ward. ken forcible possession. Britain
Mr. Biddulph, Mr. I/. Brown, Sir was fully enuiled, he said, to' retain R. Salusbury, and Lord Porchester what she had conquered.' supported the motion.
Messrs. Brand, Wilberforce, H. Mr. IV. Dundas opposed it, and Brown, Tracey, Babbington, Bathurst, thoughtthe rights of the crown should and Sir J. Hall supported the adbe held equally sacred with those of dress on general principles of jus. the people.
tice; while, on the other hand, it Mr. Banks said, that he could not was opposed by Messrs. Simeon,Ste- . agree to the intended amendments, vens, and Sir T. Turton, as unnewhich, whilst they nominally retain cessary. On a division the numbers the principle, would actually give it were.--Ayes 44-Noés 105. up. But though the bill inight, in lednesday, March 30. the shape in which he meant to bring Mr. Mellish presented petitions it forward, meet with the fate of the from the inhabitants of Wandsworth late bill, that house would still have and others against the Vauxhall the means in its own hands of en- bridge bill.--A committee was apa forcing this salutary check upon pointed to inquire into the allowances the public expenditure.-Leave was to be made to subaltern officers of then given to bring in the bill. militia in time of peace. The bills . On the motion of Mr. S. Barnard,
before the house were read in their a very corrupt era of the Roman Emseveral stages. .
i pire, “ My son, get money, if you Thursday, March 31. can, honestly; but at all events, get Mr. Bankes presented his bill to money." He Thought a similar prevent the granting of places or maxim had been adopted by Lord pensions in reversion, which was Wellesley in the business of Oude. read a first time.
It was,“ My brother, get money and Sir. John Newport moved for an character, if you can honestly, but at account of all offices in Ireland all events, my brother, get money granted for two or more lives, as and character.” He considered the five principal places had been omitted friendship we shewed to the vative in the former return made, on bis powers in India as very like the fraprevious motion.--Agreed to. O ternal embrace of the Gallicau hug
Lord Archibald Hamilton made of Bonaparte to his allies in Europe. his promised motion, for compensa- Mr. Howard disapproved of the tion to be made to the Nabob of system of the Marquis Wellesley; in : Oude, for the losses he had sustain- consequence of which, although the ed by the seizure of one-half of his territories of the company were ex. territories, and the very embarrassed tended, the expences exceeded the state of bis finances,occasioned by the revenue by above two millions. measures of the Marquis of Wellesley's The house divided, for the previo government in India. No man had ous question, 20; against it 80. ventured, or could attempt to deny,
Friday, April 1. that the Nabob had been treated with The Sheriffs of London presented a degree of tyranny, oppression, two petitions from the Lord Mayor, cruelty, and injustice; it was there- Aldermen, and Commons, in coma fore but an act of common equity mon council assembled, on Thursday that the British parliament should last; one against the bill forerecting make some recompence to that prince a bridge over the Thames at Vaux
Mr. R. Dundus, President of the hall, as tending to obstruct the naBoard of Controul, said, the house vigation of the river; the other in had, by a great majority, determined favour of the bill for preventing the that the conduct of the Marquis Wel. grant of places in reversion, lesley had not only been justified, but . In a committee of ways and means, praise-worthy; wbich was, in his Mr. Percital proposed resolutions mind, a complete answer to the pre- for taking the game duties out of sent question ; he therefore moved the stamp office department, and the previous question.
collecting them along with the as. · Mộ. Martin supported the original sessed taxes, and that Snipes and motion,
IVoodcocks should in future be conMr. R. Thornton disapproved of sidered as game : also for consolidathe violent measures that were ta- ting the 10 per cent. duty on the asken in Oude, because he was sure sessed taxes, imposed in the year that the Nabob was eves willing to 1806, with the rest of the assessed take the advice of the British mini- taxes, and adding two per cent. to sters; and he believed the Vizier was the whole, which by dropping the equally willing. Upon a late debate, fractional part when low, and lą. an hon, gentlemanstood in the lobby, king it when it approached the in and was very anxiously soliciting teger, would produce 107,0001. votes.-[Here there was a general cry Mr. Spencer Stanhope regretted of order ! order!]-He begged pars that he did not hear the Right hon, don.for þeing so far disorderly as to gentleman propose any provision to refer to a former debate. He had check the yexatious embarrassments read of a maxim which prevailed as