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STATE PAPERS.

BRITISH.

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THE REGENT'S MESSAGE. Majesty, having taken into his

serious consideration the signal G. P. R.

May 22.
Jis Royal Highness the and splendid victory gained by the

Prince Regent, acting in army under the command of the the name and on the behalf of his Duke of Wellington, on the 19th

of June instant, over the French Majesty, thinks it right to inform his faithful Commons, that in con

army, under the command of

Buonaparte in person, which has sequence of events which have re

added fresh renown to the British cently taken place in France, in direct contravention of the treaty the independence of Europe, re

arms, and contributed largely to entered into at Paris last year for

commends to the House of Lords preserving the peace of Europe,

to concur in such measures as he has judged it necessary to enter

may be necessary to afford a furinto engagements with his Allies, to adopt such steps as circum- ther proof of the sense entertained

by Parliament of the Duke of stances may require against the common enemy, and for prevratand of the gratitude and munifi

Wellington's transcendant services, ing the revival of measures which

cence of the British nation." could only have for their object to destroy the peace and liberties of Europe; and his Royal Hignness confidently relies upon the House Message from the Regent, of Commons to support him in

June 27. such steps as he may find it ne

G, P. R. cessary to take, in conjunction

“ The Prince Regent acting in with his Allies, at this momeritous the name and on the behalf of his crisis. "* His Royal Highness has given quaint the House of Commons,

Majesty, thinks it proper to acorders that copies of the treaties that a marriage, to which his into which he has entered with the Royal Highness duly gave his conAllies should immediately be laid

sent, has been solemnized between before the House, for its inforina

his Roval brother the Duke of tion."

Cumberland and the daughter of

the reigning Duke of MecklenREGENT'S MESSAGE.

burgh, niece to her Majesty, and

June 20. relict of the Prince of Salm ; and "G. P. R.

from the proofs of attachment The Prince Regent, acting in which the House of Commons the name and on the behalf of his have always manifested towards

the

the family of his Royal Highness, party, that I felt I had no alterthe Prince Regent confides in native but to employ the military their making such provision on resources of his Majesty's domithis occasion as the rank and sta- nions, in conjunction with his Mation of their Royal Highnesses jesty's allies, to prevent the remay appear to require."

establishment of a system which experience had proved to be the

source of such incalculable woes Speech of the Prince Regent on

to Europe. proroguing Parliament, July 12. “ Under such circumstances,

you will have seen with just pride “My Lords and Gentlemen, and satisfaction the splendid suc

“ I cannot close this Session of cess with which it has pleased Parliament without again express

Divine Providence to bless his ing my deep regret at the conti- Majesty's arms, and those of his nuance of his Majesty's lamented allies. indisposition.

“ Whilst the glorious and ever" At the commencement of the memorable victory obtained at present session I entertained a Waterloo, by Field-Marshals the confident hope, that the peace Duke of Wellington and Prince which I had concluded, in con- Blucher, has added fresh lustre to junction with his Majesty's allies, the characters of those great comwould meet with no interruption; manders, and has exalted the mithat, after so many years of conti- litary reputation of this country nued warfare, and of unexampled beyond all former example, it has calamity, the nations of Europe at the same time produced the would be allowed to enjoy that re- most decisive effects on the opera, pose for which they had been so tions of the war, by delivering long contending; and that your froin invasion the dominions of efforts might be directed to alle- the King of the Netherlands, and viate the burthens of his Majesty's by placing, in the short space of people, and to adopt such mea- fifteen days, the city of Paris, and sures as might best promote the a large part of the kingdom of internal prosperity of his domi- France, in the military occupation nions.

of the allied armies. “ These expectations were dis- “ Amidst events so important, appointed by an act of violence and I am confident you will see how perfidy of which no parallel can necessary it is, that there should be found in history.

be no relaxations in our everThe usurpation of the su- tions, until I shall be enabled, in preme authority in France by conjunction with his Majesty's allBuonaparte, in consequence of lies, to complete those arrangethe defection of the French armies ments which may afford the prosfrom their legitimate sovereign, pect of permanent peace and se. appeared to me to be so incompa- curity to Europe. tible with the general security of other countries, as well as with « Gentlemen of the House the engagements to which the

of Commons, French nation had recently been a I thank you for the very li

beral

beral provision you have made and equally beneficial to the infor the services of the present terests of both. year.

I have great pleasure in ac“ I deeply lament the continu- quainting you, that the labours of ance and increase of those bur- the Congress at Vienna have been thens which the great military ex- brought to a conclusion by the ertions of the present campaign, signature of a treaty, which, as combined with the heavy arrears the ratifications have not yet been remaining due for the expenses of exchanged, could not be commuthe former war, have rendered nicated to you, but which I exindispensable, and which his Ma- pect to be enabled to lay before jesty's loyal subjects, from a con- you when I next meet you in viction of their necessity, have Parliament. sustained with such exemplary “I cannot release you from fortitude and cheerfulness. your attendance without assuring

“ You have already seen, how- you, that it is in a great degree ever, the fruit of the exertions to the support which you have af. which have been made; and there forded me, that I ascribe the succan be no doubt that the best eco- cess of my earnest endeavours for pomy will be found to result from the public welfare; and on no octhat policy which may enable us casion has that support been more to bring the contest to a speedy important than in the course of termination.

the present session.

"In the further prosecution "My Lords and Gentlemen, of such measures as may be ne" The brilliant and rapid suc- cessary to bring the great contest cess of the Austrian arms at the in which we are engaged to an opening of the campaign has led honourable and satisfactory conto the restoration of the kingdom clusion, I shall rely with confiof Naples to its ancient Sove- dence on the experienced zeal and reignty, and to the deliverance of steady loyalty of all classes of his that important portion of Italy. Majesty's subjects: and they may from foreign influence and do- depend on my efforts to improve minion.

our present advantages in such “I have further the satisfac. manner as may best provide for tion of acquainting you, that the the general tranquillity of Europe, authority of his most Christian and maintain the high character Majesty has been again acknow which this country enjoys amongst ledged in his capital, to which his the nations of the world." Majesty has himself repaired.

• The restoration of peace between this country and the United

PROCLAMATION. States of America has been followed by a negociation for a com

Whitehall, Oct. 19, 1815. mercial treaty, which, I have every

Whereas it has been humbly reason to hope, will be terminated represented to his Royal Highness upon conditions calculated to ce- the Prince Regent, that a consiment the good understanding sub- derable number of persons at sisting between the two countries, Shields, Newcastle-upon-Tyne,

Sunderland,

Sunderland, and in the neigh- is hereby pleased, in the name and bourhood of those places, have on the behalf of his Majesty, to unlawfully assembled themselves promise his most gracious pardon together in a disorderly and tu- to any person or persons who multuous manner, for the pur- have been concerned in the illegal pose of compelling the ship- proceedings before mentioned (exowners and others concerned in cept the President, or person actthe trade of the above mentioned ing as President, in any such ports, to comply with certain re. Committee, or any person having gulations prescribed by them with actually administered any such unrespect to the navigating ships lawful oath, or having used any and vessels proceeding to and actual force or intimidation for from those ports; and have ac- any of the above mentioned purtually detained and prevented di- poses), who shall come forward vers ships and vessels from sail- and give information against any ing from the said ports, and have of the persons who have adminisproceeded to other acts of vio- tered the said oaths, or assisted lence: and whereas it has been in the administering the same, or further represented to his Royal who have acted in a Committee of Highness the Prince Regent, that any such unlawful assembly as these misguided persons have aforesaid, or who shall have used formed themselves into commit- force or intimidation to compel tees, and have administered illegal persons to join those unlawful asoaths, with a view to the pur- semblies, or who shall have preposes before mentioned; and have vented any persons from engagalso upon various occasions used ing themselves in the service of force or intimidation to compel any of the ship-owners beforepersons to join such unlawful as- mentioned; and, as a further ensemblies, and to prevent their en- couragement, his Royal Highness gaging with the said ship-owners; the Prince Regent is hereby his Royal Highness being duly pleased to promise to any person sensible of the mischievous conse- or persons (except as aforesaid) quences which must inevitably who shall discover and apprehend, arise from such illegal and dange- or cause to be discovered and aprous proceedings if not speedily prehended, the authors, abetsuppressed, and deeming it indis- tors, or perpetrators of any of pensably necessary to have re- the illegal proceedings beforecourse to the most effectual mea- mentioned, so that they or any sures, with a view of bringing to of them may be duly convicted justice the persons concerned thereof, the sum of One Hundred therein, has already caused an Pounds for each and every peradequate military and naval force son so convicted; the said sum to be assembled and stationed in to be paid by the Lords Commisthose parts where the disturbances sioners of his Majesty's treuhave prevailed, for the purpose of sury. assisting the civil power (if neces

SiDMOUTH. sary) in supporting the same, and

PUBLIC INCOME OF GREAT BRITAIN,

For the Year ending Fifth January, 1815.
An Account of the Ordinary REVENUES, and EXTRAORDINARY RESOURCES constituting the Public INCOME of

GREAT BRITAIN.

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Charges of Managemt it. applicable to Nari nal
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ORDINARY REVENUES :

Permanent and Annual Taxes.
Customs
Excise
Stamps
Land and assessed Taxes.
Post Office.
Pensions and

15. in the £
Salaries
Hackncy Coaches
Hawkers and Pedlars

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£

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d. £

d. 11,156,004 8 101 2,466,935 19 5 8 689,068

5
22,620,069 4 8 3,168,966 9619,451,102 15 it

6,150,971 19 41 324,608 14 841 5,826,363 4 73
8,207,511 63 318,426 9 117,889,984, 13
2,282,638 1991 573,432 5 2 1,799,206 14 61
19,798 12 71

294 95} 19,504 3
12,593 7 1

11,992 984 27,759 8 71

3,677 15 9 24,081 12 104 18,521 12 10 2,610 12 10+

15,910 19 11

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2

600 17 5

Total Permanent and Annual Duties.

150,495,868 14 56,859,553 13 7 43,636,315 o 104

1,147 80

2

187 5

10,987 09 5,499 9 64 7,497° 11

S 606 10 11 104,177

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Small Branches of the Hereditary Revenue.
Alienation Fines
Post Fines...
Seizures
Compositions and Proffers,
Crown Lands.

12,134 8 9
5,686 14 85
7,497 11

5
606 10 11
106,498 10 s

2,321

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