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important intelligence has been received of
the progress of the war in India, which, it FRANCE.—The Paris papers of the 26th now appears, has extended to nearly all the ult.contain a speech of the Duke of Richelieu, Mahratta States. A general confederacy announcing the conclusion of the negocia- against the British power is said to have tions for liquidating the foreign claims upon
been for some time formed by the Mahrat. France. These claims amounted to 1000 ta chiefs, and that, with this view, they millions of francs, equal to about 66 mil- openly encouraged the incursions of the lions sterling. This debt it was found to Pindarees, whom they designed to convert tally impossible to discharge, and accord- into soldiers, when the moment should aringly it has been agreed to reduce it to rive for throwing off the mask, and com320 millions.
mencing open war. The Marquis of Hast. To liquidate this sum, a law was passed ings, however, being fully aware of this on the 1st instant, creating 16,400,000 policy, assembled his forces, with the ostenfrancs rentes, and opening an eventual cre sible view of suppressing the Pindarees, dit of 24,000,000 of rentes, to complete but, in reality, for the purpose of aiming a the payment of the sums due to the allied blow at the Mahratta power, which the repowers, conformably to the treaty of the sult of the late battles seems effectually to 20th November 1815.
The Rajah of Berar had concluded a GERMANY.–A dispute has arisen be- treaty sufficiently humiliating, by which tween the Grand Duke of Baden and the he surrendered his person to the British reKing of Bavaria, respecting the dismem- sident, and gave orders for delivering up berment of the provinces of the for
the whole of his artillery, sending forward mer, in order to aggrandize the latter ;
one of his agents to see his orders executed. and on this subject a correspondence The British, accordingly, advanced, when between the two Sovereigns has been pub- they were tired upon, which was followed lished in the Hamburgh papers.
The by a general discharge from the whole of Duke of Baden states, that nothing short
the enemy's batteries
The company's of force shall make him submit to the ar
troops advanced, storming these batteries, rangements proposed, which he reprobates
and putting the enemy to the route in every as founded on the grossest injustice. The direction, with the loss of forty elephants
, King of Bavaria, in his reply, laments and seventy-five pieces of artillery. The that those arrangements do not depend on
loss of the British in this action, which himself, but on the great allied powers,
took place on the 26th November, amountunder whose powerful influence the con
ed to 170 killed and wounded. cerns of Europe are regulated.
The battle with Holkar was fought on the 21st December, on the left bank of the
Seeftra, and the field seems to have been TURKEY.— It is stated from Vienna, that severely contested. The loss of the British all the ministers of foreign powers at Constan- in this action is stated in the Gazette to tiople have joined in requiring the Porte
amount to 367 killed and wounded. In to astopt measures in concert with them, to
the private accounts it is made to amount repress the outrages of the Barbarians, and
to 700, which appears to have been an esobtutu satisaction for their past conduct.
aggeration. It is acided, thiat the Porte temporises, but
The Peishwa's force still remained in the the ministers are said to be determined in field, and he appeared in the vicinity of pressing incir du mands, and require a cate
Poonal on the 2d of January, with a regorical answer to be presented to the Con- cruited army, and apparently determined gress of the allied sovereigns. The Turk
to attack the British in their cantonments. will thus be compelled either to renounce
He soon afterwards retired, however, and liis nominal sovereignty over the pirates, or to remain responsible to Europe for the
was pursued by General Smith.
Great doubts were entertained of the effects of their licentiousness.
fidelity of Scindiah, notwithstanding the
treaty he had signed with the Marquis of ASIA.
Hastings. He not only hesitated io fur. EAST INDIES.—Through the medium nish his contingent of 5000 horse, but the hoth of public dispatches and private letters, Killedar (commander) of Asseerguhr bread
refused to surrender that fortress, on the the customary presents. Ibrahim Pacha
AMERICA. fidy of that chieftain.
UNITED STATES. On the 2d March
the House of Representatives received a CEYLON. According to dispatches re message from the President, with the deceived from the island of Ceylon, it appears cision of the commissioners under the 4th that a partial insurrection had broken out article of the treaty of Ghent, which was, there, in behalf of a chief claiming some right that Mocse, Dudley, and Frederick islands, to the crown of the deposed king of Kandy. belong to the United States, and that all the In the month of September last, a spirit of other islands in the Bay of Passamaquod. dissatisfaction and disturbance partially ma- dy, including that of Grand Menan, belong nifested itself in the provinces of Wellase to his Britannic Majesty. and Ouva, within the Kandyan territory, The New-York papers of the 19th March principally excited by a Malabar chief, contain an explanation from the President of who had collected an armed force of about 200 the subsisting relations between the United persons, and issued a proclamation stating States and Spain. These seem principally his claims to the kingdom of Kandy. Mr to turn on the possession of East Florida, Wilson, the resident at Badulla, immediately' which, for obvious reasons, is a great obproceeded with a small military detachment ject of American policy. The government in the direction of the insurgents, and came of the United States proposes to give an up with a considerable party. Having un. equivalent to Spain for this territory, fortunately separated himself from the de- which, there is little doubt, must sooner or tachment under his orders, in the hope of later come into their possession. The oce persuading the insurgents to disperse, and cupation of certain parts of Louisiana, thus prevent any effusion of blood, he was claimed by Spain, and of Amelia Island, attacked and killed on the spot. The ser seems also to have given umbrage to the vant who accompanied him died of the Spanish Government. There is no doubt, wounds which he received at the same however, that America will retain possestime. The troops sent in pursuit of the in- sion of Louisiana; but with respect to surgents had been successful in dispersing Amelia Island, the President offers to rethem, and there was every reason to be store it to Spain, stating that his reason for lieve that tranquillity would speedily be occupying it was, because it afforded a rerestored.
fuge to freebooters, who preyed upon the
trade of the United States, as well as upon AFRICA.
that of other nations. ALGIERS.—The Florence Gazette of the The war with the Seminole Indians still 24th ult. announces officially, by a letter from continues, and appears to be protracted and the Sardinian Consul at Leghorn, that the sanguinary. They are said to muster 4000 Dey of Algiers died of the plague on the 1st warriors, who are determined to fight to of March. His successor, Coggia-Cavalli, the last extremity, having, with this view, formerly his minister, was proclaimed the destroyed their houses, and secured their same day, amidst salvoes of artillery. He women, children, and provisions in a fortia has assumed the name of Ibrahim Pacha. fied camp, situated in the midst of an alThe next day all the foreign consuls were most impassable marsh. presented to the new Dey, to tender him
HOUSE OF LORDS.
coinage and currency, from the commenceThursday, April 2. — The Earl of ment of the present reign, to the 5th of SHAFTESBURY presented a petition from Januray last.–Agreed to. the tanners of Aberdeen, and its neigh Friday.--Petitions against the leather bourhood, against the additional duties on tax were presented from the tanners of leather.-Laid on the table.
Inverness and Whitby. The Earl of LAUDERDALE moved for Monday, April 6.--No particular bumi. various papers relative to the state of the ness.Adjourned to Wednesday.
Weinesday. Several petitions were pre- ing adopted, be reduced in the same prosented against the additional duty on portion. But the measure would come beleather.
fore their Lordships in the shape of bills, The Earl of LAUDERDALE moved for when the details could be more conveniently various accounts, relative to the public discussed. The Noble Earl concluded debt, expenditure, and currency, which with moving an address in the terms stated were ordered.
in the commencement of his speech. Thursday.—The Earl of LIVERPOOL Lord KING rose to move an amendment moved an address to the Prince Regent, to the address. His Lordship proposed, and messages of congratulation to the that, at the end of the address as moved, Queen and Princess Elizabeth, on the the following sentence should be inserted: marriage of her Royal Highness with the * But this House must, at the same time, Prince of Hesse Hombourg.--Agreed to express its confident hope, that such pronem. dis. Adjourned.
visions as are necessary may be made, Friday.-Several petitions were present without creating the necessity of any addied against the leather tax.
tional burdens upon the people." Monday, April 13.-- The Earlof LIVER. In the conclusion of the debate, the POOL brought down a message from the amendment was negatived without a divi. Prince Regent, informing the House, that sion, and the original motion for the ad. negociations were commenced, for the mar- dress agreed to. riage of his Royal Highness the Duke of
Thursday.-No particular business. Clarence, with the Princess of Saxe-Mein Friday.—No business of importance. ingen; and also of his Royal Highness the Monday, April 20.--On the motion of Duke of Cambridge, with the Princess of the Earl of LAUDERDALE, that a coinHesse, daughter of the late Landgrave, mittee be appointed to inquire into the me and niece of the reigning Elector. The tallic and paper currency of the united king. message further stated, that from the afflict- dom, and into the propriety of the resumping loss of his Royal Highness the Princetion of cash-payments by the Bank of Eng. Regent's beloved and only child, the Prin- land, the Earl of LIVERPOOL, in reply, cess Charlotte, their Lordships would be entered at large into the question of secu. sensible of the propriety of providing for rity for small notes of country bankers. these marriages ; and that his Royal High His belief was, that unless some regulation ness had no reason to doubt, that their
was adopted, property would become inseLordships would enable him to make the cure, and the circulation would be subnecessary provisions for the same.-Ordered jected to frequent shocks, that might cause for consideration to-morrow, but afterwards great public calamity, and individual sufpostponed to Wednesday.
fering In conclusion, the Noble Earl Wednesday.--On the order of the day opposed the motion, which was negatived being muved by the Earl of LIVERPOOL, without a division. the message in regard to the royal mar Wednesday. The orders of the day riages was taken into consideration. His passed without exciting discussion.-AdLordship entered at large into the whole of journed. the ineasure, historical and political, and strengthened his argument by many facts
HOUSE OF COMMONS. and elucidations. His Lordship clearly Thursday, April 2.-Two petitions from thought, that Parliament ought not now to places in Lancashire, and one from New vote any great augmentation of the public Lanark, were presented, in favour of the burdens; but he conceived, that the mea. hill for regulating the hours of labour for sure proposed did not involve any serious children in manufactories. increase, as the money which had been Mr PROTHEROE said he had 286 petivoted to pay the Prince Regent's debts, tions to present from Bristol, in favour of L. 50,000 per annum, wouid thereby be Parliamentary reform and universal suf. saved, which, with L. 10,000 which had frage. Though he did not agree with the lately tallen in by the death of the Princess opinions of the petitioners, yet he owed it Charlotte, would more than cover the whole to them to say, that they did not appear to of the additional allowances which it had be actuated by improper motives. The been proposed to grant. His Lordship first of the petitions was read in part; and went on to state, that, after having given tliey were received. the most anxious consideration to the sub Priday. Mr BENNET, after obtaining ject, he was authorized to state, that the leave, brought in a bill to repeal certain illustrious person first named in the mesa parts of acts which gave pecuniary rewards sage would be satisfied with about one to police officers, which was read a first half of the sum which had originaily been time, and ordered to be printed. proposed to be given him by the executive Mondny, April 6.-Many petitions were government. The sum proposed for the received from tanners, manufacturers, &c. other Princes would, in the case of an ar. a...nst the additional leather duties. rangement founded on this principle be Lord ALTHORPE moved the second
teading of the bill to repeal the additional in the first place, however, he meant to duty on leather.
propose, that the restrictions should be Mr C. GRANT proposed an amendment, continued but one year that is, from the that the bill be read this day six months. 5th of July next, to the 5th of July 1819.
Mr LUSHINGTON said, 'the tax could There could be no doubt that the most not be repealed without the substitution of perfect and convenient currency for any some other that would press more directly country was that of a mixed nature, conon the public.
sisting of specie and paper. It was highly Mr BROUGHAM contended the contrary; expedient, however, to provide some secuinstancing the repeal of the property-tax, rity for the people of England and Irea substitute for which was dispensed with, land. By an act now in force, it was deby revising and reducing the estimates; clared that notes under the value of L.5 and he conceived that the reduction of should not be valid at the expiration of two 5000 or 6000 men would do far more than years after the Bank restriction should be cover the deficiency occasioned by the re removed; consequently, no notes under peal of the leather duty.
that sum should be issued after the 5th of Mr Huskisson stated, that the one was July 1820. His object was, that after the a tax granted to assist in carrying on the 5th day of July 1820, no private banker in war, while the other formed no part of the England and Ireland should issue notes supply of the year, but was carried to the under the value of L.5 without a sufficient Consolidated Fund, for the payment of the deposit of government securities, consisting interest of the national debt; so that as either of stock or of Exchequer bills. He long as the whole amount of the perma- proposed, therefore, that it should be enbent taxes were not more than equal to acted, that every private banker should their object, the faith of Parliament stood transfer into the names of the commissionpledged to the country not to repeal any ers for the reduction of the national debt, of them without introducing others to an an amount of exchequer bills equal in vaequal amount.
lue to the amount of the notes to be isThe House then divided—Ayes, 130; sued, or a quantity of stock double the aNoes, 136~-Majority against the bill, 6. mount of the nominal value. After a de
Wednesday.--Lord STANLEY presented posit of stock and Exchequer bills, if a pria petition from Royton, Lancashire, couch vate banker issues notes, they shall be ed in strong language, praying reform.- stamped in a way to denote that sufficient The petition was rejected by 42 against 14, security has been deposited, and that they in consequence of charging the House with are given on the faith of that security. being governed by “ selfish principles." The Right Hon. Gentleman concluded
Thursday.-- The CHANCELLOR of the with moving for leave to bring in two bills EXCHEQUER moved the order of the day, according with his plan. and commenced by some observations as to Mr TIERNEY gave his opinions at some opening the cash-payments at the Bank in length; he contended such a meastire rethe present year. He had postponed discus. quired thorough investigatton, and that a sions on this subject as long as he could, conmmittee should be appointed for the puras he was desirous of knowing fairly whe- pose. The great object of the Right Hon. ther the Bank was so situated as to be able, Gentleman was to keep up a great paper with propriety, to resume cash payments. circulation, in order by these means to The result of his inquiries was this
that force up the funds, and lower the rate of he did not think it consistent with the se- interest. curity and safety of the public interests, Mr GRENFELL believed the measure that cash-payments should be renewed at tended to the subversion of all property. an early period of the present year. His The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER duty was to call the attention of the House said, in reply to a remark of Mr Tierney, to the circumstances which appeared to him that the idea of stock debentures was never to render it extremely unadvisable for the contemplated by him.-- Leave was then Bank to return to cash payments at the given to bring in the bills. present inoment. These circumstances Fridıy.Lord ARCHIBALD HAMILTON were--the bad harvest of 1816, and specie rose, and complained of a breach of privilege sent abroad to purchase corn; the emi- by a person named Ferguson, (an under-facgration and residence of individuals a. tor to Lord Douglas,) who, in canvassing broad, 90,230 having embarked at Dover for Sir Alexander Cochrane to be member from 1814 to February 24 last ; of these for Lanarkshire, had made a promise of 12,700 remained abroad, whose average the interest of his master with government expenditure he calculated at L.2,6740,000 to a person named Dyke. The Noble 1.ord a-year ; the residence of our army in concluded by moving, that Thomas FerguFrance, whose private expenditure was son be ordered to attend on the 21st inst. great; and lastly, the considerable foreign After some debate, the question was, on loans. He hoped that another plan, which the motion of Mr B. Bathurst, referred to he intended to propose, would tend very the committee of privileges. much to restore the circulation of specie. The Lord Advocate obtained leave to
bring in a bill to regulate the funds of the ments. This, after some remarks, was Royal Scotch Burghs. The bill was im- agreed to. mediately brought in, read a first time, and Tuesday. Lord CASTLEREAGH said, ordered to be read a second time on this that it was his intention to move the order day three weeks.
of the day for a committee to consider the Monday, April 13.--Lord CASTLE- Prince Regent's message, with a view of REAGH presented a message from the postponing the consideration till to-mor. Crown, similar to the one brought down to row. The order of the day was then read, the Lords, which he moved be considered and a warm debate ensued, in the course to-morrow.
of which Mr TIERNEY observed, that Mr TIERNEY expressed a hope that the if this scheme were sanctioned, the expence Noble Lord would state particulars. He of it for this year would amount in the understood that a select committee had met whole to L.116,000. The consideration of at one of the minister's (Earl Liverpool) the message was, in conclusion, posthouses, and there it was agreed on what poned. should be submitted to this House for its Wednesday. Lord CASTLEREAGA harapprobation. This was a course of pro- ing moved the order of the day for going ceeding, to say the least of it, not the most into a committee for the consideration of constitut onal, and he hoped, that these the royal message, said it was a painful sorts of rehearsals would not be tolerated duty for the servants of the Crown to call by the House. As he understood there on the House to make new arrangements were fifty or sixty gentlemen present, he to supply civil list deficiencies, but still it hoped the Noble Lord would not object to was a necessary duty, all the independent state what had passed at the meeting. sources of revenue which the Crown pos
Lord CASTLEREAGH was not aware of Sessed having been surrendered to the any thing unconstitutional or unusual in management of the House. If the applioccasional meetings of this nature, nor cations to the House had in modern times could he see any parliamentary usage to been of frequent recurrence, they were not prevent them.
to be attributed to any improvidence of the Mr M. A. Taylor condemned the reigning family since their accession to the practice of calling together so many mem- throne, but to the measure which was ac bers of Parliament, to decide out of doors, greeable to Parliament to take the sources as to any measure to be submitted for con- of the ancient Crown revenue into their sideration in Parliament. With respect to own hands. It was intended to have progranting any additional sums to the royal posed to augment the income of the Duke family, much as he was attached to that of Clarence, which was L.20,500 per anaugust family, he could not consent to vote num, by L.19,500, making a total of one shilling while the people were so high- L.40,000, and to have given an additional ly burthened.
sum of L.12,000 to each of the junior Mr BROUGHAM observed, the address branches of the royal family, who entered did not say one word relative to that which the marriage state, with the further sum was the paramount duty of the House, he of L. 12,000 to each as an outfit. There meant, the due regard they were bound to was an outfit to the Princess Charlotte, manifest for the burdens of the people. in 1815, of L. 50,000. The practice To supply the omission, he would move of giving the outfits was the best mode that the following words be added to the of preventing the Princes from the inaddress just proposed—“ And with a due convenience of getting into debt. It apo regard to the burdened state of the people peared to his Majesty's ministers, that of this country.”
these allowances would not have required Lord CASTLEREAGH opposed this a the imposition of any new burdens upon mendment, which was supported by Sir the country, as they would be covered by G. Heathcote and Mr Tierney ; Mr Lee L.10,000 of the balance that remained of Keck, Lord Lascelles, Mr Littleton of the L.60,000 allowed for the expenditure Stafford, Sir T. Acland, Mr Gooch, and of the late Princess Charlotte on her marSir W. Curtis, expressed their opposition riage, and the annual sum of L.50,000 to the grants proposed by ministers, al- allowed to the Prince Regent for paying though generally approving of their mea- off his debts. This fund would be reliev
ed in the course of two years. But under The House divided for the amendment, all the weight of prejudice that had arisen 93 ;-against it, 144; majority, jl. The on this subject, and which was attempted address was therefore carried.
to be instilled into the public mind, his Mr P. METHUEN moved for accounts Majesty's ministers would propose an inof the total incomes of the Dukes of Cla crease of only L.10,000 per annum to the rence, Kent, Cumberland, and Cambridge, Duke of Clarence ; and of 1.6000 each to whether arising from military or naval the Dukes of Kent, Cumberland, and Camcommissions, pensions, grants, droits of ad- bridge. The Noble Lord concluded by miralty, or any other funds or appoint- moving resolutions for a grant of L.10,000.