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certain limitations, for the fartherance of its members, and to give in a list of the public works of utility, the encourage- questions to be submitted to their discusment of the fisheries, and the employment sion. He had also heard that a bench of of the poor, for a time to be limited, secu. Country Magistrates had resisted the aprities being given for the advances. plication of a Mineralogical Society, on
Mr. Ponsonby thonght the Right Hon. the presumption that the investigation of Gentleman had made a material omission such subjects led to blasphemy. (A laugh, in the exposition of his measure, by not and cries of Hear.) particularizing the mode for the re-pay. Mr. Alderman Alkins said, that the Ma. ment of the advances. It might have gistrates in question were guided, though escaped his memory to state more pre. mistaken, by the purest views. The words cisely the nature of the securities, and the Philosophical and Political ought to be time to be given.
more strictly defined. The Chancellor of the Erchequer observed, that those arrangements might be
April 30. matter for future consideration : but he Mr. Manners Sutton obtained leave to had no difficulty jo saying, that his view bring in a Bill, which, he said, had been was, that the advances should be repay- drawn up under the inspection of the able in 1820 by instalments, to be settled Bench of Bishops, to consolidate and by the Commissioners according to the amend the Laws relating to spiritual per. circumstances of the cases. In advances sons holding a farm, and enforcing the re. made for the promotion of useful public sider.ce of spiritual persons on their beneworks, there might probably be a farther fices, and supporting and maintaining sti. extent of time allowed. He should pro- peudiary Curates in England; also giving pose a clause to meet such cases, giving a Bishop the power to appoint a Curate, ia an extension of three years more.
a case in which the beneficed Clergymap his intention that the rate of the Excbe. resided, but io the Bishop's opinion did quer Bills should be as it now is. As to not properly perform his duty. public 'works, the Commissioners could Lord Lascelles brought in a Billto render not be called upon, except when they were the proprietors of lead-mines rateable to of public utility, and when security was the poor-rales, according to the profits given by individuals. That security was derived. most likely to be found among the proprietors of such works or undertakings.
May 1. It was objected by several Members, Mr. Serjeant Onslor obtained leare te that there was no want of capital, but of bring in a Bill for repealing the Laws a market for manufactured goods, and which regulate or restrain the rate of inthat the Right Hon. Gentleman, in pro. terest, commonly called the Laws against posing the measure, assumed that the dis- Usury. tress was merely lemporary.-To which A select Committee was appointed to Mr. Vansiitart replied, that he thought inquire into the Laws relating to the ad. the distress of a temporary nature ; if it ministration of Justice in Wales, were not so, no measure of this kind could remedy the evil.
May 2. The resolution was then agreed to. Mr. Bennet broaght up a report from
the Committee on the Police of the Metro. April 29.
polis ; and stated, that the attention of the Mr. Tierney, at the close of an intro. Committee had been particularly directed ductory speech, in which there was much to the mode of licensing public houses. pleasantry, moved the appointment of a The present Laws on that subject they Commitee to inquire into the duties of found to be a mere dead leller; the recogthe third Secretary of State for War and nizances, when forfeited, being never Culonits, and to report i heir opinion whe. escheated. ther that office was any longer necessary,
After some business of minor importance, and whether it might be irausferred to Mr. Bennet complained, in the name of the any other departmeat, aud with what dimi. Police Committee (of which he was Chairnution of charge.
inan) of a breach of privilege, arising out The motion was, afer an uninterestiog of certain animadversions contained in a discussion, negatived, by 190 to 87. pamphlet lately written by the Rev. Thos.
Sir Matthew Ridley said, after the opi. Thirlwall, in defence of the conduct of nion given last night by Mr. Bragge Ba Mr. Merceron and the Licensing Magis. thurst, the House would be astonished to trates of the Tower Division. Several hear that a licence for a Society instituted passages were read by the Hon. Member, to discuss questions of natural philosophy, the inuendoes contained in which went had been refused by the City Magistrates, (in the opinion of the Committee) to assion the principle that it was necessary pre milate their proceedings to those of Cromviously to deliver a list of the names of well, the French Revolution, the Inquisi
Lion, and the Star Chamber! It appeared quainting him that it was the Prince Rethat the Author had been summoned be- gent's pleasure, that during his residence fore the Committee, in order to afford him at the Court of Portugal he should keep an opportunity of explaining away the within his ordinary allowance., namely, offensive meaning of the passages in ques. 5,2001. a year, and that he had directed tions but his answers were unsatisfactory, Mr. Casamajor to lose no time in removand his manner and tone correspondent ing the mission from the house of the Mar. with them. The Committee therefore quis de Pombal; and that he could not thought it necessary to bring the matter anticipate any public grounds for conbefore the House.
tinuing the expenditure bis Majesty's A conversation of some length took servants at Lisbon, at the scale on which place, in the course of which Mr. Lockhart it had been conducted during the continuobjected to the course pursued by the ance of the war in the Peninsula.-2. That Committee is calling Mr. Thirlwall before on the 26th of August 1814, under the them, to answer for what be had published. pretence of congratulating the Prince of
The Speaker, however, did not conceive Brazil on his return to Europe, the Right , that the Committee had gone further thau Hon. G. Caoning was appointed Ambassa.. they were justified by the nature of the dor to Lisbon, with a salary of 82001., case; and the Rev. Gentleman was ac with 60001, allowances, 15001. outfit, and cordingly ordered to appear at the bar of 31801. plate money, making 18,8801.-. the House on Wednesday next.
3. That this appointment was inconsistent,
with the dispatch of Lord Castlereagh to May 5.
Mr. Sydenham, was uncalled for by any The second reading of the London Tithes political circumstances, and was an unBill was strongly opposed by Dr. Philli- warrantable abuse of the public money. more and Sir W. Scott, who conceived
Lord Castlereagh then followed in reply; that tbe decree upon the Act of Henry in which, at cousiderable length, be conVIII, had made a final conclusion upon tended that the Mission to Portugal was the subject of Tithes for Londov.
absolutely necessary, with a view to a co. Messrs. Butterworth, Smith, and Gordon, alition of the combined powers of Europe, strongly opposed the claim for 2s. 9d. ; as in the then circumstances of the world., it would not merely create great contenu Upon the score of economy, be insisted tions and heart-burpings, but would more that every thing had been done to attain thao quadruple the value of many livings. the desired object at the least pos:ible exThe City Members, Sir W. Curtis, Alder. pence. The result of the mission had man Alkins, and Sir James Shaw, voted crowned with success the hopes of his Ma. for the Bill.
jesty's Governmen! ; and he had only to On a division the Bill, was thrown out, say, that the object obtained was one by 146 to 21.
which mainly contributed to the happy Mr. Davies Gilbert, iu a Committee of termination of those conflicts which restorthe whole House, moved, after some pre ed peace and harmony to the most civiliz. liminary observatioos on the first reported part of the globe. of the Finance Committee, for leave to Sir F. Burdelt was of opinion, that the bring in a Bill to abolish the Chief Jus. Noble Lord had completely failed in his ticeships in Eyre. Some discussion en. defence of the Mission. The case that sued, and leave was given to bring in that had been stated by the Hon. Gentleman and other Bills according to the resolu near him was quite incontrovertible, as it tions. On the title of one of the Bills be was founded upon undeniable facts. The ing read, the object of which is to grant return of the Regent of Portugal was a compensation for offices abolished, a long mere preteace to enable the Right Hon. conversation eosued, in whicb Mr. Gentleman to go to Portugal, which suited Brougham and Lord Milton haviog stated bis convenience. their design to oppose it, charges of ina Sir J. Beresford stated, that he had consistency were advanced and retorted, been told by the Prince Regent of Portain which those Hon. Members, Mr. Can. gal, in Sept. 1814, that he wished to go ning, and Mr. W. Smith, were interested, along with bim to Europe. The same de
claration had been subsequently repealed,
and he had been told to wait al Rio JaMr. Lambton closed an introductory neiro. He had been asked as to the time speech on the subject of the Embassy of the passage, and it had not been till the to Lisbon, by submitting the follow. following April that he got his final aning resolutions, which embrace the grounds
He should not have stopped five of complaint against Mr. Canning : 1. days had he not expected the Prince " That on the 18th of July 1814, a dis. would have sailed with him. patch was sent by Lord Viscount Castle Mr. Canning observed, that after a year teagh to Thomas Sydenham, esq. his Ma. of menace and three months of prepara. jesty's Envoy at the Court of Lisbon, ac. tion, the sole object of the motion was, to
disqualify him from serving the publick Would any man who had known the exwith honour to himself or advantage to pences of Sir Charles Stewart two years the country. That, however, would be before, as Ambassador :0 Lisbon, say but a small result after so much prepara. that he (Mr. Canning) was anxious to have tion. He should plead to the indictment, a great price, when it would appear that and trusted that the same indulgence his expences were op so reduced 3 scale?. would be granted to him that was usual He did not mention this invidivusly, but in the case of the greatest criminal, not to he thought it necessary to say it in defence bring forward fresh charges after the of himself. He fori unately had by him a pleadings had been cleared. The charge copy of a letter which he wrote to Lord? against the Government was, that they Liverpool shortly after bis appointment. pretended to believe what they knew to be In this he said, “ I have been looking at false, and had corruptly offered an office the account of Stewart's expences while be which had been as corruptly accepted. was here. They are frigh:ful! They The charges were two in number — tirst, might do very well for a person in a high that Ministers had no belief in the return plitical situation, but they will not do for of the Prince Regent to Europe; and the For God's sake limit me to what second, that the Mission had been one of sum you please, but so that no responsimiexampled prodigaliiy. To botl charges bility attaches to me.” This was, perhe should plead, though the latter was un haps, a proof that he sought not great questionably the minor in point of crimi. price as the reward of his services. (Hear, nality. If Ministers had no belief in the heer!) - In the year between the 5th of returo of the Prince to Europe, there was April 1812, and the 5th of April 1813, the a solid ground for impeachment. He had
expences of Sir C. Stewart were iu extrareceived a private letter from Lord Liver- ordinaries 26,8001. in addition to his salary pool on the 26th of August 1814, in which of 5,2007. making together the sum of it was confidently stated, that the Prince 32,0001.; between the 5th of April 1813, Regent of Portugal was about to return and the 5th of April 1814, they amountto Portugal. This at the same time was, ed in all to 31,2061. This would appear his own conviction, and he declared in the from the Report of the Committee on the presence of God, that the expected return Civil List. But this period was not the of that Prince to his European dominions standard by which the Hon. Gentleman on was the contingency on which his accept the opposi'e side had chosen to judge of ance of office could be grounded. Was it, bis expences. No, the short interval of he would ask, likely that this letter was six months which elapsed between the re. also a contrivance? Was it probable tiring of Sir C. Stewart and his appoint. that either of women who had been inti ment; this little i-tharus between two mately acquainted for more than 20 years, seas of expence, was the ground on which would play such a trick on the other, as they had thought it to make their stavd. this letter would amount to if it were not (Hear, hear, hear!) - And here he could founded in truth? But this was afterwards not but observe, that the Hon. Member confirmed by the letter of Lord Strangtord. who had moved for returns of the expences Take the whole of the waiter into a Court incurred on those occasions, had not acted of Justice, and what would be the infer with that candour which might have been ence from the facts which were stated ?- expected. He kept back the mention of But learning, and also knowing, that it some parts of them, and only used those was the wish of the Prince to re-visit Eu which were most likely to be subservient to rope, and being convinced that it was for
his purpose. - (Loud and repealed cheers.) the interest of the Portuguese Monarchy, - For the two last years of Sir Charles that it was for the good of Europe, that Stewart's residence in Portugal, the extrahe should return, he did not evlertain the ordinaries of his Mission were 28,0001. in slightest doubt that he would come home as each year. At the time of bis appoint. speedily as possible. He had, it was true, ment he determined to limit himself as heard reports of a contradictory kind. much as possible by rules of economy, But the evidence of Lord Strangtord, and to restrict bis expenditure to 60001. who believed that the Prince would return, a year. The principle be adopted was was in his mind conclusive. — He would the usual allowance, and a determination next come to the question of the expence not to draw for extraordinaries, but to the of the Embassy, but he should first ob amount of the allowed salary of 80004 serve, that if it could be proved to be un. This salary of 80001. was subject to a renecessary, a single sixpence sbould not be ductiou of 164 per cent. in England, and expended on it. ( Hear, hear!)-The Hon. 124 in Portugal, amounting to 281. per Baronet had said, that there was no man ceni.. more than one-fourth of the whole who had not his price. He would not sum. The sumn of extraordinaries received agree to this. There were many things by him was only equal to these reductions, which had no certain price, but which de and not one faribing more, so help him pended on their relative circumst auces. Gud -(Hcar, hear!)-He strictly limited
bimself to the salary of 80001. for the first ther from malice or from party, however quarter, drawing only 20001. The last they may have clashed in almost a soliquarter's salary was returned to the trea. tary instance, no two neighbours had ever sury (hear!) because he did not consider lived so long convenient to each other, himself entitled to receive it; and this re without differing more essentially than türa was made without any wish, without they had done. But was that House the even the least hope, that it could ever pos- place in which private difference or reconsibly come to the knowledge of any per. ciliation was to be forced into notice ? son-hear! |-except the individual to (Hear, hear, hear!) - The Right Hon. whom it was returned. Upon finding that Gentleman closed, amidst loud and rethe motives for his Mission no longer ex peated cheers, one of the most eloquent isted, he tendered the surrender of it. It and convincing speeches ever delivered in was not immediately accepted. He could Parliament, of which our limits permit not say what it was that rendered his No us only to give a very faint idea. ble Priend (Lord Castlereagh) reluctant Mr. Brougham characterized the busi. to receive that tender. He was required ness, as the Hon. Barottet had done before to continue in Lisbon during the war which him, as a profitable pecuniary party job; then unfortunately broke out; but, immie- and he hoped the motion of his Hon. diately after the battle of Waterloo, bis Friend would meet with the support which noble friend did write to him, saying that it deserved, and which he expected. circumstances then would admit of his be Lord Milton had listened with the great. ing relieved froin the burihen of his situa est attention to the arguments of the Hon. tion. On the 11th of August he resigned; Gentleman who had commenced the deand finding himself then without a substie bate, toʻthose of thie Hon. Baronet, and to tute, he wrote to Lord Bathurst, pointing those of his Hon. and Learned Friend : out a person whom he looked upon as fic but he candidly confessed, ihat from the to be appointed Chargé des Affaires, and facts which had been laid down, he had that person was in consequence nominated. drawn his own conclusivas.
He could not He was not able to find the letter to Lord conscientiously concur in the Bathurst. It was the only document con which had been passed upon the Right nected with The subject that was not be Hon. Gentleman by many on his side of fore the House. Was he then pertinacious the House. But it should not at the same in his adherence to his situation? Did he time be imagined, that he was to be classed discover in any part of this trausaction the amongst those genil men who cousidered motives that were attributed to him? Did the Right Hon. Gentleman free from all it bear the appearauce of a gross and dis. blame. After the most mature delibera. graceful robbery? (Hear, hear!) He had tion which he had had line to give it, he answered the charges against bim so far thought that the question which had been as they regarded his Mission ; but he moved, was not one which the House ought would not leave unnoticed any part of the to entertain. attack. It was said that his Noble Friend Mr. Tierney said, he should viite for the (Castlercagh) and himself bad exhibited motion of his Hou. Friend, becau-e he instances of reconciliation that were une
conceived the measure to be an unneces. precedented in the annals of dispute - sary expenditure of the public money. (Hear, hear! from the Opposition.) He The House then divided : for the previ. may with truth assert, that whatever may ous question, 270; against it, 90; ma. be the opinioos which were circulated ei- jority, 174
ABSTRACT OF FOREIGN OCCURRENCES.
i tous epidemic distempers are vot the By letters from Paris we learn, that consequence of the present ini-ery. that city has concluded a loan with Messrs. These accounts make mneniion Rothschild and Co. for 32 000,000 francs, lately detected conspiracy; the alledged or 1,330,0001. sterliug. The circumstance object of which was, to assassinale Mvowhich led to such a transaction was the sieur and both his sons, at a review of the daily expense incorred by keeping Royal Guard. The plot seems to have down the price of bread to 18 sous for been confined to a very few conspirato19, 41b., the cost of which has not been less all of whom were menibers of the Royal than 75,000 francs, or 3,150l. per diem. Guard, and who are now handed over to
The distress in the French provinces is a competent tribunal, to ascertain their tremendous. Bread is no wbere less than guilt, and award the necessary panishSeven sols (34d.); in many places wine ment. (41d.); and in some ten and eleven sois a The wife of Regnault D'Angely has been pound. The peasants live on herbs and apprehended at Paris, and a man naised roots; and France will be fortunaie if se. Olville, taid to be a cousin of Buonaparte Gent. Mag. May, 1817.
---Some plot among the adherents of the printed at Brussels, states, that the Go. ; Ex-Emperor, is implied by these arrests. vernment had just discovered a corre- ;
The French Government has repaid the spondence between Napoleon and some of sum of 20,0001. advanced to it by Great Bri- bis partisans in Europe. The plan was i tain last year, for granting relief to such of ingenious and new, Madame Bertrand the suffering Clergy and Laity of France had received a present of a beautifut: as had claims upon his Most Christian musliu dress, magnificently embroidered, Majesty.
which came from a city in the South of The Moniteur announces, that Louis France. The flowers and various figures XVIII. has ordered the standards of the which composed the embroidery were so ancient company of horse-grenadiers of many hieroglyphics, each having its parhis guard, to be deposited in the hands of ticular signification. The indiscretion of the family of La Roche Jacquelin. His a young man who had been the hearer of Majesty has given permission to that fa- it, and who lately returned to England, mily to make these ensigns the supporters caused the key of this species of cypber of their arms, and to unite them by the to fall into the hands of the English Mia following device" Vendée, Bourdeaux, nister. Vendée;" as a perpetual memorial of the In Holland and the Netherlands, the faithful and devoted services which the French designations of weights and mea. house of La Roche Jacquelin has rendered sures have been abolished, and the naines to the Crown).
in use before the Revolution have been Some hopes are held out, of greater fa- again introduced. cilities being about to be afforded to the
SPAIN and PORTUGAL. commercial intercourse between this coun A plot has been detected among the try and France.
Spanish military for gaining possession of The Moniteur lately contained, under the important fortress of Barcelona. The the head of Calais, a long and interesting conspirators, relying on their supposed account of the shipwreck of a French vessel, success in seducing some officers of the L'Orient, of 72 tons, and seven men, at that regiment of Tarragona in garrisou at the place, during a violent storm on the 16th; abovementioned foruess, sent an emissary on which occasion, the English officers and to one of the gates, and attempted to crew of the Royal Sovereign yacht, com• gain over the Commandant of the post: manded by Commodore Owen, distin- By his orders, however, the messenger guished themselves by a degree of gene was seized; and on bim were fouod prorous and daring enterprise which bas ex clamations, in the name of General Lacy, cited the admiration of our Preneh neigh- exciting the people to insurrection. The bours. The storm raged with such fury, General and 17 officers, his accomplices, that none of the seamen of the place were consequently put in arrest, and he would venture out to the rescue of the has received sentence of death. A petition unfortunate crew :-abandoned by their signed by a great number of respectable own countrymen, it was to the noble characters has been presented at Court, courage of British tars, that any of them with a view to save the life of Gen. Lacy. owed their preservation. A boat well An article from Madrid states, that manned pushed off from the Royal Sove. Spain bas been inundated with caricatures reign, under the command of Lieut. Chas. and other prints, tending to bring the Moore, -aod, by the most extraordinary King and Royal Family into contempt : exertions, succeeded in saving two of the a censorship has therefore been establish
The gallant commander of the ed over the art of engraving, on the same boat narrowly escaped losing his own life terms with that which watches over the in the attempt, having been thrown by an press. overwhelming wave into the sea, but most An article in the Dutch papers, dated fortunately was picked up again by his men, Madrid, states that a new plan of finance
An affray lately took place at the Lisle has been delivered by the Minister of that Theatre, when Talıma was performing department. Senor Garagi, to the King, there. The audience wished to crown which had already been discussed in the him with laurel; but some Vendean offi. Council of State, and was expected to cers of the garrison, considering it meant make a deep sensation; having for its more to honour 'Talma for his well-known basis, the principle, that, in future, not Buonapartean principles, than his abilities only the nobility of every rank, but the as an actor, violently opposed the design, whole body of ecclesiastics tbemselves and cleared the Theatre. The officers have are to be subject to all sorts of taxes and been since repriinanded by theGovernment. imposts.
The celebrated Baron Geramb, well The last letters from Lisbon state, that known in London in 1812, after a noviciate the King of Portugal had laiely drawu os of fifteen mooths, made his solemn vows the Regency, from the Brazils, for the as a Monk of La Trappe, on April 13. sum of sixty thousand pouniis; which they NETHERLANDS.
refused to pay. As a proof of the rurn of The Philanthropisi, an English Journal public feeling in Portugal, we are assured