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Kingston, Joha, Lyinington
*Knatchbull, sir Edward, bart.;

Kent
*Knight, Robert, Wotton Basset
Knox, honourable George, Dub-

lin University. Dungannon *Knox, hon. Thomas, Tyrone

Ladbroke, Robert, Malmesbury Lamb, bon. Wm., Lauder, &c. Lambton, R. J., Durham city Langston, John, Bridgwater Lascelles, hon. E., Northallerton Latouche,D.,Catherloghi county Latouche, Robert, Kildare Laurence, F., Peterborough Leach, John, Seaford Lefevre, Charles Shaw, Reading *Leigh, Charles, New Ross Leigh, Jas. Hen., Great Bedwin Leigh, Robert Holt, Wigan Leland, John, Stamford Lemon, John, Truro Lemon, sir Wm.bart.; Cornwall Leninox, Charles, Sussex Leslie, Ch. Powell, Monaghan *Lethbridge, sir John, bart. ;

Minehead Lethbridge, T.Buckler, Somerset Leycester, Hugh, Milborne Port *Liddell, sir Thomas H., bart.;

Durham county *Lismore, lord, Lostwithiel Littleton, sir Edward, bart.;

Stafford county *Lloyd, sir Edward Pryce,

bart.; Flint borough *Lloyd, James Martin, Sterning *Lockhart, W. E., Selkirk-shire Loftus, Wm., Tamworth Long, right hop. C., llasleinere *Long, Richard, Wilts Longfield, Mountisort, Corkcity *Longman, George, Maidstone Lovaine, lord, Beera'ston Loveden, Edw. L., Shaftesbury Lowther, James, Westmorland 'Lowther, John, Cumberland,

Cockermouth Lubbock, sir John, bart. ; Leo

minster Lushington, sir Stephen, bart.;

Plympton Earle *Lushington, Stephen, Yar

mouth, Norfolk Lygon, hon. W'm. B., Worcester

county *Lyttleton, hon. W’m. Henry,

Worcester county Macdonald, James, Newcastle

under-Lyne Macdowall, Wm., Renfrewshire *Mackenzic, hon. J, S. W.,

Bute-shire
*Mackenzie, John Randoll,

Wick, &c.
M'Mabon, John, Aldeburgh,

Suffolk
Macnaghten, Edm. A., Antrim
Madocks, Wm. Alex., Boston
Magens, Mag. D., Ludgershall
*Mahon, lor:) visct., Wendover
*Mahon, hon. S., Roscommon
Maitland, Joho, Chippenham
*Maitland, lord visct., Camelford

Mann, sir Horace, bart.; Sand

wich
Manners, lord Charles Som.,

Cambridge county
Manners, lord Robert, Lei-

cester county
Manders, Robert, Cambridge

town
*Manners, Russell, Grantham
*Manners, sir William, bart.;

Ivelchester
Manning, William, Eresham
Markham, John, Portsmouth
Markhám, Osborne, Calne
Marsham, lord visct., Hythe
Martin, Henry, Kinsale
Martin, James, Tewkesbury
Martin, Rich., Galway county
*Mathew, honourable Montagu,

Tipperary
Maule, hon. W'm., Forfarshire
Maxwell, W., Wigtown-shire
May, Edward, Belfast
Meade, hon. John, Down
Mellish, William, Middlesex
Metcalfe,sirThomas Theophilus,

bart.; Abingdon * Metge, John, Dundalk Middleton,sir W.bart.;Hastings Milbanke,sir Ralph, bart.; Dur

ham county Mildmay, sir H. P. St. John,

bart.; Winchester Milford, lord, Pembroke county *Miller, sir Thomas, bart.;

Portsmouth Mills, Chas., Warwick borough Mills, William, Coventry Milner, Sir William, Mordaunt,

bart.; York city *Milnes, Robert Pemberton,

Pontefract *Milton, lord viscount, Malton *Mingay, James, Thetford Monckton, honourable Edward,

Stafford borough *Monson, honourable William,

Lincoln city
* Montagu, Mat., St. Germans
Montgomery, sir James, bart.;

Peebles-shire
*Moore, ford Henry, Orford
Moore, Peter, Coventry
Mordaunt, Charles, Warwick

county
Morgan, Charles, Monmouth

county
Morpeth, lord viscount, Cum-

berland
Morris, Edw.Newport, Cornwall
Morris, Robert, Gloucester city
Mostyn, sir Thomas, bart.;

Flint county
*Mozley,sir Oswell,bart.; Port.

arlington Muncaster, lord, Westmorland Mundy, E. M., Derby county * Murray, sir Patrick, bart.;

Edinburgh city * Neale, sir Harry, bart.; Ly

mington *Needham, hon. Fran., Newry Nepean, right honourable sir

Eran, bart.; Bridport

Newark, lord viscount, Not.

tingham county Newborough, lord, Beaumaris Newport, right hon. sir J., bart.;

St. Mawes, Waterford city
Nicholl, sir John, Hastings
Noel, Gérard Noel, Rutland
Northey, W.; Newport,Cornwall
*Nugent, sir Geo., Aylesbury
O'Brien, sir Edw., bart.; Clare
*O'Callaghan, James, Tregony
Odell, Wm., Limerick county
*Ogle, Henry Meade, Drogheda
O'Hara, Charles, Sligo county
O'Neill, hon. John, Antriin
*Onslow, hon. T. Cranley, .

Guildford
Ord, William, Morpeth
Osborn, John, Bedford county
Ossulston, lord, Knaresborough
*Paget, lord, Milborne Port
Paget, right bon. sir Arthur,

Anglesey
Paget, hon. Charles, Carnarvon

borough Palk, sir Laurence,bart.; Devon Palk, Walter, Ashburton Palmer, John, Bath, * Palmerston, lord viscount,

Horsham (Uble ret.] Parnell, Henry, Queen's County Parsons,right hon, sir Laurence,

bart.; King's County Patteson, John, Norwich Paxton, sir William, Carmar

then county Peele, sir Robert, bart.; Tam

worth Peirse, Henry, Northallerton Pelbam, hon, Charles Andrew,

Great Grimsby
*Pelham, hon, George Andrew,

Great Grimsby
Perceval, honourable Spencer,

Northampton borough
Percy, earl, Launceston
*Percy, hon. J., Beeralston
* Perring, Joho, New Romney
Petty, lord Henry, Cambridge

University
*Philipps, R.M.,Staffordborough
Phipps, hon. Edm.,Scarborough
Piggott, sir Arthur, Arundel
Pitt, Wm. Morton, Dorset
Plumer, Wm., Hertford county
*Plummer, Thomas William,

Yarmouth, Hants
Pole, sir Charles Morice, bart.;

Plymouth
Pole,hon.W.W., Queen'sCounty
* Ponsonby, hon. Frederick,

Kilkenny county
Ponsonby, honourable George,

Cork county
*Popham, sir H., Shaftesbury
Porcher, J. D., Blechingly
Porchester, lord, Cricklade
Porter, George, Stockbridge
Portman, Edw, Berk., Dorset
*Poulett, hon, V., Bridgwater
Powell, John Kynastop, Salop
* Power, R., Waterford county
Poyntz, W. S., St. Allaus
Praed, William, Banbury

bart;

Price, sir Charles, bart.; London
Price, Richard, New Radnor
Primrose, lord visct., Cashell
* Prittie, hon. F. A., Tipperary
Proby, lord viscount, Hunting-

don county Palteney, sir J., bart.; Wey

mouth and Melcombe Regis Pym, Francis, Bedford county Pytches, John, Sudbury *Quin, hon. W., Limerickcounty Raine, Jonathan, Wareham *Ramsay, honourable John,

Aberbrothock, &c. *Ramshottom, Ric., Windsor *Rancliffe, jord, Minehead Ridley,sirMatthew White,bart.;

Newcastle upon-Tyne Robarts, Atr., Worcester city *Robinson, hon. Frederick, Ca.

therlogh borough Robinson, John, Bishops Castle Robson, R. B., Oakhampton Rochfort, Gustavus, Westmeath Romilly,sir Sam.,Queenborough * Roscoe, William, Liverpool Rose, right hon. G.,Christchurch Rose, Geo. Hen., Southampton Ross, sir C., bart.; Lanerk, &c. *Royston, lord visct.; Reigate Russell, Matthew, Saltash Russell, lord William, Surrey Rutherfurd, J., Roxburgb-shire *Ruthven, E. S., Downpatrick Ryder, hon, Richard, Tiverton Salusbury, sir Robert, bart.;

Brecon borough Sarage, Francis, Down *Saxon, Nathanael,Ivelchester Scott, right hon. sir William,

Oxford University Scudamore, R. P., Hereford city Seymour, lord Robert, Orford Shakespeare, Arthur, Richmond *Sharp, Richard, Castle Rising *Shaw, James, London Shaw, Robert, Dublin city Sheldon, Ralph, Wilton Shelley, Henry, Lewes Shelley, Tim., New Shoreham Sheridan, right hon. Richard

Brinsley, Westminster *Simeon, John, Reading *Simmons, James, Canterbury Simpson, hon. John, Wenlock *Simson, George, Maidstone *Skene, George, Kintore, &c. Smith, George, Wendover Smith, John, Nottingham town,

Midhurst Smith, Joshua, Devizes Smith, Sam., Leicester borough Smith, Thos. A., Andover Smyth, right hon. J., Pontefract Smyth, William, Westmeath Sneyd, N., Cayan. Enniskillen

Somerset, lord A. J. H., Mon

'mouth county Somerset, lord Charles Henry,

Monmouth borough Somerset, lord R. E. H., G!ou

cester county Somerville, sir M., Meath Spencer, lord Francis Almarick,

Oxford county Spencer, lord Robert, Tavistock Stanhope, Walter S., Carlisle Staniforth,John,Kingston-upon

Hull Stanley, Lord, Preston Stanley,Thos.Lancaster county Steele, Robert, Weobly Stcele, right hon. T., Chichester *Stephens, Samuel, St. Ives Steward, Gabriel Tucker, Weym

and Melcombe Regis Steward, Richard Tucker, Weym

and Melcombe Regis Stewart, hon. Charles William,

Londonderry county *Stewart, hon. Edward Richard,

Wigtown, &c. Stewart, sir J., bart.; Donegal Stewart, James, Tyrone Stewari, hon. Mo. Gr.J., Stew

artry of Kircudbright Stopford, lord viscount, Great

Bedwin *Stopford, hon. Robert, Ipswich Strachey,sir Henry, bart.; East

Grinsted Strahan, Andrew, Wareham Strutt, Joseph Holden, Malden Stuart, lord William, Cardiff *Sumner, G. H., Guildford *Sutton, C. M., Scarborough *Swann, Henry, Penryn Symonds, T. P., Hereford city Taylor, Charles Williain, Wells *Taylor, Michael Angelo, Rye *Taylor, William, Barnstaple Temple, earl, Bucks. Templetown, lord, visct.; Bury

St. Edmunds *Thistlethwayte, Thos., Hants. Thomas, George, Chichester Thornton, Henry, Southwark Thornton, Robert, Colchester Thoroton, Thomas, Grantham Thynne, lord George, Weobly Thynne, lord John, Bath Tierney, right hon. G., Athlone Tighe, William, Wicklow Titchfield, marquis of, Bucks. Topping, James, Thirsk *Tower, Alexander, Berwick.

upon-Tweed Townshend, lord John, Knares

borough Townshend, hon. W. Aug.,

Whitchurch * Tremayne, Jno. H., Cornwall

'*Trench, F. W., Mitchell Tudway, Clement, Wells *Tutinell, Wm., Colchester * T'urton, sir Thomas, bart.;

Southwark Tyrwhitt, Thomas, Plymouth *Vane, sir Frederick Fletcher,

bart.; Winchelsea Vausittart, George, Berks. Vansittart, right hon. Nich.,

Heileston. Old Sarum Vaughan, hon. John, Cardigan

borough Vaughan, sir R. W., Merioneth *Vernon, G. G.V., Litchfield Vereker, Chas., Limerick city

yse, Richard, Beverley Walpole, lord, King's Lynn Walpole, hon. G., Dungarvan Ward, hon. J. W., Petersfield Wedderburn, sir David, bart.;

Cupar, &c. *Wentworth, Godfrey, Tregony Wharton, John, Beverley *Wharton, Rich., Durbam city Whitbread, S., Bedford borough *Whitmore, Thos., Bridgnorth Wickham, right hon. William,

Callington. Midburst Wigram, sir Robert, bart.;

Wexford town *Wigram, Robert, Fowey Wilberforce, Wm., York county *Wilder, Francis John, Horsham

[double ret.] Arundel Wilkins, Walter, Radnor county Williams, Owen, Great Marlow Williams, sir Robert, bárt.;

Carnarvon county Williams, Rob., Wotton Basset Willoughby, Henry, Newark *Wilson, Richard, Ipswich Windham, right hon. William,

Norfolk. New Romney *Wingfield, William, Bodmyn *Wood, James Athol, Gattor Wood, Mark, Gatton *Wood, Thomas, Brecon county Woolmore, John, Westbury Wortley, J. A. S., Bossiney W'right, J. A., Oxford city Wyndham, Hen. Penrud., Wilts Wyndham, Thos., Glamorgan Wynn, sir W. Williams, bart.;

Denbigh county Wynn, Charles W. Williams,

Montgomery county Yarmouth, earl of, Lisburne Yorke,right honourable Charles,

Cambridge county Yorke, sir J. S., St. Germans Young, sir William, bart.;

Buckingham borough

COBBETT's

THE

Parliamentary Debates

During the First Session of the Third Parliament of the

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and of the Kingdom of Great Britain the Twentieth, appointed to meet at Westminster, the Fifteenth Day of December, 1806, in the Forty-seventh Year of the Reign of His Majesty King GEORGE the Third. [Sess. 1806/7.

HOUSE OF LORDS.

lord chancellor said :-"My lords, and Monday, December 15, 1806. gentlemen of the house of commons; We This being the day appointed for the have it in command from his majesty to let meeting of the New Parliament, the lord you know, that, as soon as the members of chancellor came to the house about two both houses shall be sworn, the causes of o'clock, and acquainted the house, that his majesty's calling this parliament will be bis majesty, noi thinking fit to be perso declared to you; and, it being necessary nally present this day, had been pleased to that a speaker of the house of commons cause a commission to be issued under the should be first chosen, it is bis majesty's great seal, in order to the opening and pleasure that you, gentlemen of the house holding of the parliament.-- Then four of of commons, do repair to the place where the lords commissioners, viz. the arch- you are to sit, and there proceed to the bishop of Canterbury, the lord chancellor, choice of some proper person to be your the earl of Aylesford, and lord Walsing- speaker; and that you present here such perham, being seated on a form placed be- son whom you shall so choose, to-morrow tween the throne and the woolsack; the at twelve o'clock, for his majesty's royal lord chancellor commanded the gentleman approbation."— The commons immediately usher of the black rod to let the commons withdrew, and the lords commissioners know, that the lords commissioners desired retired to unrobe.

As soon as prayers their immediate attendance in that house were over, the lord chancellor was first to hear the commission read. In a few sworn singly; and afterwards all the peers minutes the commons appeared at the bar present took the usual oaths and their seats. in great number, preceded by the black rod, and by the senior, and other clerks of the

HOUSE OF COMMONS. house. The lord chancellor then said,

Monday, December 15. “ My lords, and gentlemen of the house [СноїCE OF A SPEAKER.] The new of commons; His majesty not thinking fit parliament met this day, pursuant to his to be present here this day, in his royal majesty's proclamation. 'At 12 o'clock person, has been pleased, in order to the the earl of Aylesbury (lord steward of his opening and holding of this parliament, to majesty's household) came down, and, cause letters patent to be passed under his assisted by Mr. Ley, the principal clerk, great seal, constituting us and several other and the other clerks of the house of comJords, therein named, his commissioners, mons, proceeded to administer, in one of to do all things in his majesty's name, on the antichambers, the usual oaths to such his part necessary to be performed in this members of the commons as were attending parliament: this will now fully appear by to be sworn. After taking the oaths, the the letters patent themselves which will several members repaired to their seats in BOW be read.” Then the letters patent the house of commons, to wait the sumwere read by the clerk; after which, the mons of the lords commissioners, to attend Vol. VIII,

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at the bar of the house of peers, to bear unexampled in modern times at least; the the commission read. About a quarter habit of animated, protracted, and frequent past two, a message by Mr. Quarme, deputy debate, have all tended to render the disusher of the black rod, announced, that the charge of the greater part of the duties lords commissioners, by virtue of his ma- imposed on the person selected to fill the jesty's commission, desired the immediate chair as arduous to bimself as they are imattendance of that house in the house of portant to the public. The just application peers, to hear the commission read. In of the various precedents standing upon the consequence, a great number of members recorded authority of our proceedings, as attended Mr. Ley, the chief clerk, accord- well as of the no less established, though ing to the usual practice, to the upper unwritten forms and regulations, which house, where, after the commission was constitute the law of parliamentary usage, read in form, the lord chancellor, as one of is a task difficult in itself, and of the last the commissioners, acquainted both houses consequence to the bouse to have it well that his majesty would defer declaring the executed. With respect to the former, cause of calling this present parliament, the right hon. gent. whose name I shall until the members of both houses should presently mention, bas been the first to be sworn, and the members of the house of support them. I could allude to many ilcommons should have chosen a Speaker. lustrious instances, when high and distinHis lordship accordingly acquainted the guished characters,unhappily now no more, gentlemen of the house of commons, that have shewn that those written records, and it was his majesty's pleasure that they parliamentary usages, are the best bulwarks should retire to the place where they of our rights, and constitute that impartial usually sat, and choose a proper person to law, which, like the forms of the constibe their speaker, and that they should pre- tution itself, conciliates liberty with order, sent the person so chosen, at 12 o'clock to and, from an apparent discordancy of parts, morrow for his majesty's royal approbation. produces an harmony of the whole. The The members then returned to their own talents requisite for a due discharge of the house, where, as soon as they had taken arduous duties of a speaker of the house of their seats,

commons are not of an ordinary descripMr. Bragge Bathurst rose and addressed tion. It is necessary that he who is inMr. Ley, the senior clerk, as follows:- vested with that bigh office, should possess I rise, sir, to call upon the house to exer- an impartiality that secures confidence, a cise one of their most ancient, most un- dignity that commands respect, and a temdoubted, and, in many respects, most im- per and aff bility that disarm contention. portant privileges, and without which our These qualities are, however,only the concofunctions would be interrupted, and our de- mitant of others equally important; a sound liberations embarrassed. The nature of judgment, a cultivated understanding, a those functions and those deliberations knowledge not merely of parliamentary suggests the necessity of selecting some forms, but of mankind and the world, are in person from among ourselves, properly dispensable to the constitution of the authoqualified to be the voice of the represen-rity of the speaker of this house. To a person tatives of the people, both in their inter- possessed of these qualifications the house course with the other house of parliament, cannot but be disposed to entrust the full and in the exercise of their collective au exercise of their power, because they must thority over individuals ; a person whose be assured that they will be exerted for the peculiar duty it will be to watch over general good. The object of their choice their invaluable privileges, to alarm the will derive from that power the means of jealousy of the house against the encroach. relaxing, where occasion demands, the sements of the other orders of the state, and verity and strictness of their rules and orwho, by his authority, wisdom, and expe- ders.--Having thus, sir, described, howrience, will contribute to maintain consist- ever imperfectly, some of the requisites of ency, order, and regularity in their own the speaker of ihis house, I am aware of proceedings. The great increase of par- some others which ought to be possessed liamentary business, both of a public and by the person who should fill that chair, private nature, occupying, as it does, so and I should scarcely venture to propose large a portion of the year, the constant any gentleman to a situation which requires and numerous attendance of the members so many qualities to fulfil it, on any ima of the house on all important questions, pressions, or on any judgment of my own;

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