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that mistakes should not sometimes oce scend to the slightest personality in decur. We can only say, that it is our bate, because such personality was cal. most anxious desire to send forth a just culated to diminish the strength of the and impartial representation of what soundest arguments. He would state as passes ; and whenever we fail of success, concisely as he could to the House, the such are still the pains we take, that we view which he had taken of the present quesshould hardly have to solicit indulgence tion. On the night previous to the day upon the plea of. incuria fudit:' our fai. on which he had received Mr. Canning's Jure must be laid to the imperfection of first communication, he had been in the our common nature-humana parum ca House till a very late hour, and as he had dit natura.' Mr. Hume spoke with much occasion to attend an Election Committee feeling and animation of the distresses of that day at ten o'clock, he had left his the poor, and observing, as we understood home at nine. This prevented bim from by our reporter, a smile upon the minis- paying immediate attention to the Right terial benches, is represented by us as Hon. Gentleman's communication; but taxing only one Right Hon. Gentleman wheu he did read its contents, he felt con(Mr. Canning) with indulging in laughter vinced that he could not have said any on so serious a subject. That Right Hon. thing which could be construed into a Gentleman, we have since learned, was personal attack upon that Right Hon. not present. We shall not now repeat Gentleman. The remarks which he had the offensive passage for the sake of cor made were directed against his Majesty's recting it: suffice it to say, that Mr. Can ministers in general, and not against any ning was not attacked as described in our one of them in particular; what he had report. We are enabled, from the most said was not said in anger—what he had authentic source, to lay before our readers uttered was uttered without malice, and the passage which was so misunderstood came directly and sincerely from his by our reporter.” So far as himself and heart. Mr. Hume then explained the the House were concerned, this apology particulars of his having called on the was a greater offence than the original Editor of The Times, lo contradict the misrepresentation. The House was to calumnious statement. be thankful, forsooth, that its debates Mr. Wynn said there was
no other were so fairly and faithfully given; its course for the House to pursue than to gratitude was to be bestowed, because order the Printer to appear at its Bar toerrors were so seldom admitted. Instead morrow; which, after some conversation, of complaining of them when they occurred, was agreed to. the House was to be indebted to the re Sir 1. Jackson presente
a Report from porters for their general accuracy, and the Committee on the Plague, stating it to jis members were to have no reason to be their decided opinion that there was no complain of them, even though they were specific contagion belonging to that malady. beld up to the ridicule and detestation of Sir J. Coffin maintained a contrary opithe country. He wished to press upon
nion. the notice of the House what had been the effect of this error, this mistake, this
June 15. jinperfection of human nature. The pa The Publicans' License Bill was re. ragraph had first appeared on Wednesday committed ; and the clause prohibiting last, and had not been contradicted till brewers from acting as licensing Magisthis present Monday: in the mean time, trates with regard to their own houses, every Sunday paper, and also every pro was negatived on a division, by 114 to 70. vincial paper, had copied the paragraph, Mr. C. Bell, printer of the Times, apwith this lying representation, from which peared at the Bar. He stated that the his reputation was in imminent danger. reports of the Parliamentary Debates apHe had now discharged his duty in laying peared on the responsibility of the rethis case before the House, as also what porters—that the constant instruction to had been said in extenuation of it: as it them is, to be as impartial and accurate related to himself personally, he should as possible in their accounts of what passes not suggest to the House the mode in in the House, and that on no account which they ought to dispose of it; but he would any deviation from the truth be trusted they would dispose of it in such a tolerated. There are several reporters, manner as would vindicate the privileges who write upon small slips, which go into of the House, and secure to themselves the liands of different compositors, renthose immunities on which the rights and dering it almost impossible they can be liberties of the country depend.
seen by the editor. He then stated that Mr. Hume maintained that he should the gentleman who reported the speech in never shrink from the avowal of any opi. question was in attendance to answer any nions which he had at any time or in any question that might be put to him. This place avowed and advocated, and he hoped gentleman being called in, gave the folthat he should nerer be induced to de lowing account: “ I have been for some
years in the habit of reporting the pro Marquis of Tavistock, for committing the ceedings of this House, and have always Bill this day six months. After a long endeavoured to be as faithful and as ac and general discussion, the amendment curate in their representation as I pos was negatived by 208 to 90, and the House sibly could: but I beg to remark, that went into the Committee. A long dis. owing to the confusion and disorder which cussion took place on the clause for taxsometimes prevail in the gallery, it is not ing the stock on hand of maltsters, which, always possible, even with the very best however, was carried without a division. intentions, to give with accuracy what oc Mr. Vansittart, in inoving to fill up the
With respect to that part of the blanks in the clause which followed, prodebate of which complaint is now made, I posed that 3d. per bushel, in part payhave to observe, that from the numbers of ment of the new duty, should become persons passing and repassing the seat due on the 10th of November next; 3d. which I occupied (a circumstance of very further on the 10th of January, 1820; 4d. frequent occurrence), it was out of my on the 10th February; and the residue on power to follow the Hon. Member (Mr. the 10th of April. Mr. Brande proposed Hume) regularly through bis observa. that the first payment should be in Detions. Anxious to collect what had oc cember. The clause, as originally procurred during the confusion, to which I posed, was carried, on a division, by 175 have alluded, I asked a stranger who was to 65.-A clause for making the whole placed before me, and from whom I re. duty on malt 3s. Od. per bushel, was carceived, if not in exact words, at least the ried, on a division, by 171 to 82. point which I afterwards embodied in my On the clause respecting the tea.duty report. As to any intention of misrepre an amendment was adopted, on the sugsenting what occurred, I totally disclaim gestion of Mr. T. Wilson, for exempting it; I had no sinister object in view ; I from additional duty teas sold at the East had no passion to gratify; I had no poli. India sales at or under 2s. per lb. tical interest to second; and I beg to add, The Customs' Duties Bill also went that this is the first time, during the ten through a Committee, in which the clause years which I have been engaged in re. for laying an additional duty on wool was porting, that any objection has been made, carried, on a division, by 106 10 63. either publicly or privately, against any report that came from my hands." This manly and candid explanation appeared
House of Lords, June 21. to give general satisfaction; but as no The Royal Assent was given, by Comdoubt existed that the gentleman in ques. mission, to the Loan Bill, Marquis Camtion had been guilty of a breach of privi- ded's Bill, and 13 other Bills. lege, he was, as a lenient punishment, Lord Harrowby moved for the commit. ordered into the custody of the Serjeant at tal of the Cash Payments Bill, and replied, Arms. Next day a petition being pre at some length, 10 the objections urged sented from him, expressing contrition for a former day by Lord Lauderdale the unintentional offence of which he had against the present Mint system. been guilty, be was brought up, and after The Marquis of Lansdown approved of a reprimand from Mr. Speaker, liberated the measures adopted for the resumption upon paying his fees.
of specie payments, but disapproved of
the imposition of 3,000,0001. of additional June 16.
taxes, in the present distressed state of Mr. Peel obtained leave to bring in a the country, merely to swell out the Bill to establish further regulations re amount of the Sinking Fund. specting advances by the Bank of Eng The Earl of Liverpool said, the reducland upon Government securities. The tion of 18,000,0001. of taxes on the prominent feature of the measure is, that termination of the war had occasioned no advances can be made so as to increase the delay that had taken place in the the unfunded debt, but under the special resumption of cash payments, and all authority of Parliament, and that all such the difficulties that had been felt in advances shall be brought under the con. our fivancial system. He then defend. sideration of Parliament within a given ed the measures which had been adoptperiod. He subsequently brought in the ed for creating a sinking fund of five Bill, which was read the first time.
millions a year, for the present, with the The Report of the Foreign Enlistment prospect of its soon amounting to eight Bill was taken into further consideration, millions. and the amendments agreed to.
Lord Lauderdale restated some of his
objections to the Mint regulations, and June 18,
condemned the imposition of fresh taxes, A motion by Mr. Vansiltart, for going in the present distressed state of the couninto a Committee on the Excise Duties try. Bill, was met by an amendment by the The House then went into a Committee
on the Bill, in which the different clauses quered. He arrived from Surinam in Au. were agreed to, without any amendment. gust, 1814. After a general conversation,
in the course of which the Solicitor General In the Commons, the same day, Lord and Mr. Vansittart defended the characCastlereagh moved the third reading of the ters of the parties concerned iu adminisForeigo Enlistment Bill.
tering the revenue laws, the petition was Sir W. Scolt supported the Bill, as ne received, and ordered to be printed. cessary to the preservation of the faith of Mr. Hume stated that Mr. Hallett, who treaties, and that strict neutrality which had disobeyed the summons to give eviwe were bound to by the law of nations. dence on the Camelford election, was in He severely censured the aid which had the custody of the Serjeant at Arms, and been given by British subjects to the moved that he should be committed to South American Independents ; for there Newgate; but, on the suggestion of sewas no solecism more absurd in itself, or veral Members, he withdrew the motion more mischievous in its consequences, until Friday, to afford time for presenting than that two Powers should be at peace a petition from Mr. Hallett, with each other, whilst the subjects of Sir C. Burrell moved the third reading them were engaged in the most active of the Penryn Election Bill. Mr. Holhostilities,
ford opposed the Bill, and moved that it Mr. Scarlett reprobated the measure as be read a third time this day three months. being a departure from our neutrality, by On a division, the amendment was negaaltering our laws for the benefit of Spain, tived by 44 to 24, and the Bill was passed. and to the injury of the Independents. In the sequel of the discussion, the Bill
House of LORDS, June 23. was supported by Mr. R. Grant, Mr. Shep A motion by the Duke of Rutland for herd, Dr. Phillimore, and Mr. Lorg Welles- committing the Framework Knitters' Bill ley; and opposed by Lord Nugent, Mr. was negatived by 15 to 13, and the Bill Smyth (of Cambridge), Mr. G. V. Vernon, was thrown out, Mr. Aldermau Waithman, Mr. Williams, On the motion of Lord Harrowby, the and Mr. Barnet; and, on a division, the Bank Cash Payments Bill was read the motion was carried by 190 to 129, and the third time. Bill was, accordingly, read the third time. Lord Harrowby moved a clause, that it
Mr. Denman moved a new title to the be in the option of the Bank to pay either Bill," and to enable custom-house officers in gold coin or bullion after the 5th of to search and detain all ships which may July, 1822, if its issues of bullion previous be in his Majesty's ports.”
should have raised the price of it above After an opposition from Mr. G. Lamb, that of the Miut. The clause was agreed the ameudment was pegatived, and the to. Bill passed.
The Earl of Liverpool said, he had been Mr. Vansittart moved for the receiving misunderstood when he said, that no Loan the Report on the Excise Duties Regula. would be required for the next year; he tion Bill. Mr. Western, Mr. Scarlett, Mr. certainly did not mean to include in that C. Calvert, and Lord Milton, opposed the the five millions required to make good motion. It was, however, carried, on a the
payments to the Bank. division, by 114 to 68, and the Report was agreed to.
In the Commons, the same day, Mr. In a Committee of Supply, 189,5741. Wilberforce presented a petition from the 145. 4d. was voted for the disembodied Rev. Dr. Lempriere, complaining of his militia of Great Britain, and 126,3851. having been unhandsomely, and, as he 75. 5d, for the militia of Ireland,
alleged, unjustly dismissed from the
mastership of the free-grammar school HOUSE OF LORDS, June 22.
at Exeter, and that a son of one the The Royal Assent was given by Com trustees had been appointed in his stead. mission, to the Grand Junction Caual Bill, Mr. W. Courtenay and Lord Greaves the Barnstaple Election Witnesses Bill, vindicated the conduct of the trustees, and the Court of Session Bill, the Wager of the petition was rejected. Battle Bill, and the Naturalization Bill. On the question for the third reading of
the Charitable Foundations' Bill, Mr. In the Commons, the same day, Mr. Brougham objected to the exception in faC. Wynn, with the leave of the House, vour of institutions having special visitors, brought in a Bill to indemnify witnesses as it would exempt about 2000 institutions giving evidence before either House of from all inquiry. Parliament, or Committees thereof, in Mr. Peel, at great length, censured the cases of bribery at elections.
conduct of the Committee on Education Mr. D. W. Harvey presented a petition in 1816-17-18, and contended that they from Captain Bryan, of the Margaret, had, in several instances, exceeded their complaining of his having been exche
Mr. Brougham and Mr. F. Douglas vin In the Commons, the same day, the dicated the proceedings of the Committee. Solicitor General brought in a Bill to amend Lord Castlereagh argued in support of
the Acts 39th and 40th Geo. 111. c. 88, the exception of foundations having spe and 47th Geo. III. c. 24, regarding the cial visitors. The Bill was then read the real and personal property of his Majesty. third time.
It was read the first time. On the motion of Mr. Brougham, two On the question for the third reading clauses were added by way of rider; the of the new Excise Duties Bill, Mr. Wes. first to enable the Commissioners to get tern opposed the measure, and moved that effect given to the intentions of founders the Bill be read the third time that day six where their instructions may have been months. Mr. Ord, Mr. Farrand, Lord deficient; the second exempting the Com- Ebrington, and Sir R. Wilson, also opmissioners from making a report to either posed the Bill. Mr. Long supported it. House of Parliament, that drawn up for On a division, the amendment was négathe King in Council being deemed suffi. tived by 134 to 65, and the Bill was read cient. He then proposed to amend the the third time. body of the Bill, by leaving out the clause of exception which he previously objected House of LORDS, June 28. to. The amendment was, on a division, Earl Bathurst moved that the Foreign negatived by 107 to 75, and the Bill Enlistment Bill should be committed, and passed.
explained the policy of the measure. In a Committee of Ways and Means, a
Lord Holland opposed the BiH, except grant of 12,000,0001. by way of Loan so far as it went to repeal certain Acts of from the Sinking Fund, was voted for the Geo. II, and moved that the Bill be di. service of the year.
vided into two.
Lord Holland's amendment was supportHouse of Lords, June 24.
ed by the Marquisses of Lansdown and
Bute and Earl of Caernurvon, and opposed The Marquis of Lansdown moved the by the Earl of Harrowby; and Gually nesecond reading of the Madhouses Regula- galived by 100 to 47. tion Bill. The Lord Chancellor objected to several
In the Commons, the same day, on the provisions of the Bill, and, on a division,
motion of Mr. Wilberforce," the House, afthe motion was negatived by 35 to 14. It
ter a debate of some length, voted a sum appeared to be understood, that the Lord
of 60001. to the American General Boyd, Chancellor was disposed to lend his assist. ance to a measure for the regulation of formed to the British Government in In
to remunerate him for the services perluvatic establishments in the course of dia during the administration of Marquis the next Session. ,
Wellesley, and by which, through French In the Commons, the same day, Sir intrigue, he had lost'a situation under the
Nizam of 90001. a year. James Montgomery gave a long detail of
The Report on the Irish Grants was the quarrels and combats between the colonists on the Red River in North America
agreed to ; and the House, in a Committee and the servants of the Northwest Com
of Ways and Means, agreed to three re
solutious proposed by the Chancellor of pany. He justified the conduct of Lord Selkirk, and censured Government for not
the Exchequer : 1. “ That the sum of
244,8921. 18s. 9d. being the surplus having taken adequate measures for the protection of his colony. He concluded
amount now remaining in the Exchequer with moving for papers on the subject.
of the Ways and Means voted for 1818, Mr. Ellice contended, that the first act
be applied to the service of the present of violence was committed by the colo.
year; 2. That the sum of 16,500,0001. nists on the servants of the North West
be raised by Exchequer bills, for the ser
vices of the present year, 1819; 3. That Company, and hence had arisen all the subsequent outrages ou both sides.
2,000,0001. British currency, be raised by Mr. Scarlett, Mr. W. Smyth, and Mr. Exchequer bills, for the service of Ireland Bennet, defended the conduct of Lord
for the present year."
Mr. Vansittart informed the Committee Selkirk.
Mt. Goulburn stated the proceedings of the increasing state of the revenue; and adopted by Government for bringing the that there was an excess in the present delinquents on both sides to justice, and quarter, over the corresponding one of the suggested some verbal amendments on
last year, of more than 300,0001. without the motion, which was then agreed to.
taking into consideration the tea duties.
House of LORDS, June 29.
Lord Auckland moved the second read. The Lord Chancellor brought in a Bill ing of the Iosolvent Debtors' Bill; exfor the regulation of pauper lunatics, pressing, however, his disapprobation of which was read the first time.
three of its clauses.
The Earl of Limerick objected to the Bill without being entitled to any of their be. in toto. The Act now about to expire had Defits. produced very mischievous effects in Ire. The Lord Chancellor stated, that, it was land. If the Bill now proposed passed, quite impossible, with the other duties he it would make the property of the country had to perform, that he could give his aschange hands in the course of half a cen sistance to the Bill. tury. It would make all the nobility and Lord Lauderdale thought the best course gentry of the three kingdoms subject to would be, to leave the law in its present the Bankrupt laws; but of these laws state for another year. hey would have all the disadvantage,
(To be continued.)
connected with that Journal, proceeded The Paris papers of the ed inst. con on the 6th inst. to the field, for the purtain the termination of the trial of M. Ba. pose of fighting against each other. At voux, the law professor. M. Bavoux ex the first attack, M. David, one of the culpated himself for the doctrines he had Editors, received a pistol-ball, which delivered in his lecture, on the ground killed him in a inoment.
This fatal rethat the code of law.which he had attacked sult put an end to the murderous enwas exclusively the work of Buonaparte counter, and the combatants were sepaThe Jury, after half an hour's consulta- rated. tion, acquitted the accused, and the ver The Duke de Feltre, late Minister at dict was received with the loudest ap War, and often employed on missions by plauses by the audience.
Napoleon, died so poor, that Louis XVII. The notorious General Sarrazin, who, has settled 5251. pension on his widow. when in England, married a Miss Hut.
NETHERLANDS. chinson, has been brought to trial by that CARRIER PIGEONS.- A letter from Brus. lady at Paris for bigamy he was found sels, dated July 17, says,--" Thirty-two guilty, sentenced to ten years' hard la pigeons, with the word Antwerp, marked bour, to be placed in the pillory, and to on their wings, have been sent to London, pay a fine of 40,000 francs :-he bebaved where they were let loose on the 11th of with the most shameless impudence on this month, at seven o'clock in the moruthe trial,
ing, after having their wings counterOn the 12th July a terrible conflagra- marked London. The same day, towards tion was caused by the negligence of an noon, one of these faithful animals aridiot, at Remy, in the Department of the rived at home, and obtained the first Oise. It consumed 325 farming and prize ; a quarter of an hour later, a se. dwelling houses, and reduced to a state cond arrived, and obtained the next prize. of indigence 260 individuals, who have The following day, twelve others arrived, now no other resource than public cha- making fourteen in all. The prizes, which rity. This loss is estimated at 600,000 are very considerable, will be distributed francs.
to-morrow (Sunday) at Antwerp. It is The Paris papers state, that ten com not with any intention of establishing a munes in the arondissement of Montargis correspondence between London and Ante were desolated in the night of the 7th in. werp (as the Paris journals pretend) that stant, by a tremendous hail-storm, ac those pigeons were sent to London, but companied by thunder and lightning. merely for the pleasure of seeing them Every thing was destroyed foi the space returp.” of twenty leagues. Sixty hours after the
SPAIN. dreadful catastrophe, hail-stones
The hope of recovering her trans-Atfound of the size of an ordinary egg. lantic possessions seems now lost to Spain. The damage is estimated at four millions The Cadiz expedition, so long in preparaof francs (170,0001. sterling).
tion, and upon which the Government There have been dreadful storms, also, bad bestowed the whole remnant of its rein several other quarters.
In Deux sources, has been dissipated by a mutiny. Serres, a space of seven leagues was The small proportion of the army which desolated by hail, which lay on the ground continued to respect the orders of the to the depth of three or four inches : two Commander-in-chief, claimed an exempof the hail-stones weighed 12 ounces. tion from the expedition, as the price of
Another dreadful example of the rage their fidelity. for fighting duels lately occurred at Paris. The estimated expense of the Cadiz In consequence of an article inserted in Expedition, now rendered abortive, is not one of the French journals, three of the less than 30 millions of dollars ; more body Guards, and three of the Editors than seven millions sterling. The whole GENT. MAG. August, 1819.