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The Bill was afterwards read the third course to this measure should be found time, and passed.
uecessary, he should then take the op. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, in an- portunity of giving his opinion more in swer to Mr. Grenfell, said, that the Bank detail. had made ample preparations for resu. Lord Castlereagh presented several Ps. miog its payments in cash at the period pers, purporting to be communications fixed by Parliament: but the loans now in from the Prince Regent respecting the progress in foreign countries might, by internal state of the Country; these Papossibility, make it a question for the con- pers he proposed should be referred to a sideration of Parliament, whether the re- Committee, to be appointed on Thursday striction ought to be further continued, the 5th instant. whilst the iminediate effects of such ar- Mr. Vansittart, in answer to a question rangements should be in operation.
from Mr. Brougham, stated, that all the
papers connected with the Property Tax House of LORDS, Jan. 31.
had been destroyed. The Royal Assent was given, by Com- Mr. W. Smith moved for an account of mission, to the Bill for the repeal of the the sums received at the Crown.office Act of last Session, entitled, An Act for the from Mr. Hone for copies of the informaSuspension of the Habeas Corpus Act. tions filed agaiost him, together with the
authority on which they were demanded, Feb. 2.
and the uses to which they were applied. Viscount Sidmouth presented certain Pa- In considering the recent prosecutions ina pers relative to the past and present state stituted against Mr. Hone, he could not of the Country. His Lordship would not help admiring the intrepidity, sagacity, then move for the appointment of a Secret and skill, with which he had conducted Committee to examine, owing to the all- his own defence. He had since had an sence of Lord Holland and the Marquis of opportunity of conversing with him in Lansdowne, who were prevented from at- private ; and he must declare, that he distending by the death of the Earl of Upper covered nothing that could tend to give Ossory.
him an unfavourable impression of his Feb. 3.
character, nothing unbecoming the manLord Sidmouth moved the appointment vers of a gentleman. As for the Parodies of a Committee; which was opposed by the published by Mr. Hone, his opinion perEarl of Carnarvon and the Marquis of tectly coincided with that of the publick Lunsdowne, o: the ground that it would be in general, that they were highly censura mere mockery to confine the inquiry to abje ; and, it was not the least honourable the Papers furnished by Ministers thein- part of Mr. Hone's conduct, that, immeselves; that information of a very differ- diately on finding that such was the pub. ent character was requisite; and that the lic impression respecting them, he used Committee should not only be appointed every means to preveni the circulation. in a manner different from what it had But those Parodies, however censurable, been heretofore, but that it should have were not a fit subject to be animadverted latitude of inquiry, and a power of ex- on in a Court of Justice. It appeared to amining wiinesses, or calling for evidence, himn that the free operation of public opifar beyond the mere reference of Papers ' nion was the only adequate and proper furnished by theinselves. The Secret check to their popularity. Committees of last Session, their Lord. The Allorney General opposed the moships observed, had made their report tion, as Mr. Hone had paid no fees but upon ex-parte evidence - and upoo ex. sueh as had been paid in similar cases parte evidence Ministers might get what since the year 1693. He would not ob. Report they pleased.
ject, if a proper ground was laid for it, to The Papers were then referred to a Com. a motion for a general relurn of the fees. mittee of Secrecy · - to consist of seven After some remarks by Sir F. Burdett, Lords, to be chosen by bailot.
Lord Castlereagh, Mr. Bathurst, and Lord
Folkestone, Mr. Smith withdrew his motion, In the Commons, the same day, on the to renew it in a different shape. motion of Lord Castlereagh, the Finance Committee of last Session was revived.
Feb. 4. On the motion of Mr. Grenfell, who L'rd Folkestone made some observaurged the impolicy of continuing the re- tions où recent alterations in the mode of striction on cash payments, various re- proceeding in the House, as to the manturns respecting the affairs of the Bank ner of publishing the Votes. The change were ordered.
was in some respects convenient; but he Mr. Vansiltart said, that as to the re- saw objections as to the not printing of striction, he had alluded to it on a former Petition“, unless the printing of them was pight as a measure merely probable. !, ordered by vote. The printing of those bowever, it should so turn out that re- Peritono certainly tended to delay the
pub. publication of the Votes; yet it was pos- Lord Castlereagh observed, that great sible that it might be injurious to the peo- good had already been done by the Comple, and therefore he regretted its ten- mittee; and much benefit might result dency in that way. The printing of the froin further discussion and inquiry, by Votes of the House was the oply regular ascertaining principles, and suggestiog way in which their proceedings were made improvements, which would be acted upon public to the Country at large. He should in the several parishes, although no ledo no more thau mention the circum- gislative act should pass on the subject. stance, hoping that the House would ne- The Committee was re-appointed. ver be inațieptive to Petitioners.
Sir F. Burdett presented Petitions from The House then went into a Committee Bath and other places, for Parliamentary of Supply; in which, on the motion of Sir Reform. G. Warrender, 20,000 seamen were voted Lord Binning brought in a Bill to esta. for the present year; 611,0001. for pay ; blish Lunatic Asylums in Scotland ; and 520,0001. for victuals, &c.; and a sum for Mr. W. Wynn, a Bilt to regulate Elecwear and tear.
tion Polis. On the motion of Mr. Vansittart, an Mr. W. Smith made his promised moissue of Exchequer Bills to the amount of tion, for an account of all fees taken by 25,000,0001. was voted ; to pay off out- the Clerks of the Crown-office for office standing bills. Mr. V. observed, that copies of informations on ex officio proseit had been said that, on the 5th of Janu- cutions for Libel, from the persons under ary 1818, they would be at 60 millions; prosecution, or their agents, from the 1st bot he was happy to say they were three January 1816, to the 1st January 1817; millious and a half less than that: they specifying the rale at which the charge amounted only to 56 millions and a half, was made, the total sum in each particuand a small sum more. On the other lar case, and to whose use it was applied. hand, it was to be considered that the Motion agreed to. funded debt had decreased, 19 millions. Mr. S. Bourne moved for the revival of
House Of LORDS, Feb. 5. the Committee on the Poor Laws, with The following Peers were appointed the addition of two new Members, to re- Members of the Secret Committee:- The place the deceased Mr. Hall and Mr. Rose. Lord Chancellor, Earl of Harrowly, Duke
Mr. Curwen condemned the existing sys- of Montrose, Earl of Liverpool, Marquis tem uf Poor Laws, as tending to break down Camden, Marquis of Lansdowne, Earl the spirit of the people, by making them Filzwilliam, Earl of Powis, Viscount Sidlook to the Poor-rates as a relief and refuge. mouth, Lords Grenville and Redesdale,
seems to have slipped from behind one A new Comet was discovered at Mar
of the sentry-boxes standing at each side seilles, on the night of the 26th of Dec. of the gateway, fired a pistol at the Duke, last, by M. Pons, in the constellation of though with so bad an aim that the bullet the Swan. It presents no extraordinary did not even strike the carriage. The senaspect in its appearances, and is expected tries gave the alarm, and the guard turned to arrive at its nearest point of proximity out; when the villain was pursned by the to the sun on the 3d of March.
soldiers, and by servaats of the Duke's The Duchess of Angouleme was the most 'household, but running off at fall speed, prominent and interesting personage at he was favoured by the darkness, and got the expiatory service of Louis XVI. at St.
His Grace heard the reportDenis, on the 21st ult. Her Royal High- of the shot, which he supposed to arise ness was deeply affected by the melancholy from the accidental discharge of a musket remembrances which it excited ; and, on of one of the sentinels. it is slated, that the reading of her royal father's will, she the Duke had that day given a diplomatic was batbed in tears.
dinner; after which he went to an assembly The Speech of Lord Stanhope, in the at the house of Lady Crawford, in the Rue House of Lords, on the opening of the pre- d'Anjou; whence it is conjectured the assent Session, (see p. 163) has produced a sassin must have watched his return home, great noise at Paris. A prodigious tomber and accompanied his Grace's carriage of translated copies of it are in circulation. through the streets; the coachman having
We are sorry to announce an attempt observed a man running with all his might, made at Paris, ou Wednesday the 11th in- as if to reach the gate of the hotel before stant, upon the life of the Duke of Wel- the carriage should arrive there. The lington. His Grace's carriage was enter- French Government had assigned to the ing the gate of his hotel in the Rue des Duke a guard of honour, consisting of 24 Champs Elysées, when some wretch, who men, and commanded by a subaltern offi.
cer. The Legion of the Isère had furnished day he challenged the President to a trial the guard on that day. Two sevtries are of his military skill, and called him a posted at the front of the hotel towarus the beast. The irial, bowever, has at length terstreet, and two others at night towards the minated. Judgment was pronounced upon side of the Champs Ely:ées. In spite of him on the 2011 just. It Guds him guilty of these precautions, the assassin had the vagabondage, imposture, swindling, and boldness to steal behind the sentry-box, as outrageous conduct to the Judges before was before mentioned, and thence to fire whom he has been tried; the punishment for so close to the entrance, while the carringe which offences is, that he shall pay a fine was passing rapidly through the gateway, of three thousand francs to the Governthat the ball few across the court-yard, ment, with three-fourths of the expenses and struck the wall of the hotel. This of the proceedings -- be imprisoned seven atrocious enterprise produced a deep feel- years (two of them expressly on account ing of indignation at Paris. The moment of his disrespect to the Judges); aud ou the King heard of it, he sent the Duc de the expiration of his preseut sentence, he Richelieu and the Comte de Cazes to visit is ultimately placed at the disposal of the Duke of Wellington at his residence,
Government. Finally, as it appeared and to express to his Grace his Majesty's that the rade pretender was a descrter, horror at so base an attack upon his per- the Court ordajøed, ibat information of
His Grace received the visits of all this fact should be sent to the proper authe King's Ministers, and of a crowd of thorities, in order that he may be dealt other distinguished persons, who came to with according to law. On hearing this congratulate him ou his escape. A guard sentence Bruneau merely said1 am of gendarmerie is now placed at his Grace's not less what I am.”-Thus this frantic hotel, and the Members of the Diplomatic impostor, having met with support from Body, and the most distinguished persons the friends of anarchy, and depending too of the city, have paid him visits of congra- much on the credulity of the publick, has tulation. The Duke has not been induced drawn upon himself the punishinent due by this attempt to alter bis habits in the to his imbecile and extravagant pretenslightest degree. He rude out the Friday sions. Pranzon, one of bis deluded folafterwards, accompanied only by one of lowers, was sentenced 10 two months' imhis Aides-du-Camp. – It is reporied at prisoument, and to pay a quarter of the Paris, that Lord Kinnaird wrote to ir
expenses ; thus making up the whole of George Murray, from Brussels, engaging the expenses between them. The prothat officer to urge the Duke uot to expose cess against this imposior appears to himself, as strange reports were in circula. have
put into the head of a madınan the tiou from that town. Lord Kinuaird is idea of attempting to play ibe same game. stated to have expressly declared, that one On the 18th, a well-dressed person, of of the voluntary Proscripts now at Brussels very good mien, and tall stature, appa(whose name was not on auy list) waited rently about 30 years of age, went into on him, and proposed to reveal a plot the Thuilleries, and, following the servants wirich menaced the life of the Duke, and who were carrying in the King's dinner, to cause the apprehension of an assassin had nearly got into the dining-hall before who had never ceased tracking him for the was stopped. He called himself last three months, on condition that his Charles of Navarre, and insisted on speakGrace would pledge bis word to effect the ing to the King. They brought him berecal of three exiles, the intimate friends fore the Duke of Belluno, the general op of the spokesinao.
duty, who sent him to the Prefecture of The Moniteur contains a Royal Ordon- Police. He was there recognized to be aace, directing, with a view to the exer- a Sieur Dufresne, nephew of an old exo cise of the Royal clemency in cases deserv- change bruker of that name. He has iug it, ihat the Procureurs General, &c. been mad several years, and has been should render an account, every three now sent to Charenton, the Bedlam of months, of the conduct of the Convicts in Paris. the different prisons ; distinguishing those A singular circumstance has occurred who had become particularly reinarkable with regard to the Law Projet regarding for their good conduct and industry, and the Press. After being discussed for some who should be considered eligible to partie days in the Chainber of Peers, and after cipate in the Royal clemency.
agreeilig, on the last day of the discusThe trial of Mathurin Eruneau, the pre- sion, to the amendment of the Chamber of tended Daupbin, at Rouen, occupies a Deputies, to the effect that the deposit of large portion of the Paris Papers. - The a work should not be considered a public couduct of the prisoner is represented as cation so as to subject the author to a gross and insolent in the exlrene. His prosecution, by a majority of 86 to 74, observations in the Court are' couched in aud also introducing an amendment of uagramualical language, and abound with their own, the projet was, on the ultimale the most vulgar terius, On the second scrutiny, rejected by a majority oi 102 to
59. This strange result is suspected to his late command at Lyons. It is a tale of have been brought about by the Ministers spies encouraged-of-seditions, which those tbemselves, in consequence of their oppo- spies had instigated-of ignorance, which sition to the amendment of the Deputies they had basely seduced and of indiscreproving ineffectual.
tion, which, through their means, had The debate on the law for recruiting the been barbarously punished. army has closed in the Chamber of De- The Count de Caze has been raised to puties; and the entire law has been car- the Peerage, " as a reward,” says the ried, on a division, by a majority of 147 Royal ordinance, “ for the good and loyal to 92. The debate had occupied 21 sit- services which he has rendered, and contings ; and 144 members took an active tinues to render, the King's person and part in it, either in delivering their the State.” The ineasure, though not speeches, or having their opinions printed decisive in the eyes of all neo as to the and published. The Deputies appear to political merits of this Minister, indicates have been quite exhausted by the pro- pretty strongly the sentiments of the King tracted discussion of this measure ; for with regard to him. they willingly acceded to a proposition French Justice. — Sir W. Drummond, made by their President, that i would be residing aux Aiglades, lent a cabriolet, expedient to enjoy a repose of some that he bired by the day, to M. Oliveir, days, and adjourned for a week. The a French gentleman, to return in the objects of this law are koown to be, the evening to Marseilles. This carriage ran formation and maintenance of 150,000 over an old woman, and broke her leg ; infantry of the line, besides royal guards, and although there was no person in the cavalry, artillery, and engineers, consist- cabriolet but M. Oliveir and the servant of ing of 90,000 men more, making the the person who let the carriage, Sir W. French military of all arms amount to Drummoud bas been condemned, by the 240,000; a number not immoderate, con- Tribunal Civil de Premier lostance, to sidering the population, the garrisons, and pay 20,000 fravcs damages. the neighbours of France. It is, how
NETHERLANDS. ever, openly represented as a renewal of Two citizens of Amsterdam have been the Conscription, with a few modifications, convicted at Siutgard of seducing persons which change the appearance, but not the to emigrate to America, and taking their nalure, of the arbitrary law.-M. Bonald, money, without possessing the means of one of the speakers, in supporting this opi- conveying them thither. They were sennion, insisted, that compulsory service was tenced to five years' imprisonment, and a little better than the Slave Trade, and con- fine of 1,400 florins each, trary to the genius of Freuchmen; and The Dutch Ministers have submitted to that soldiers would never be wanting to de
the States General a Bill for repressing fend the Country, if they had reason to the licentiousness of the press, with regard love the Government. He then addressed to states in amity with the Netherlands, himself to those who argued that national and the Ministers of such States at the armies must be formed for the support of Court of the King of the Netherlands. Acpublic liberties; and asked whether the cording to this notable project, all wriarmies of Cæsar and Pompey-of Fairfax tings tending to excite the subjects of Foand Cromwell-of Buonaparte--were not reign Powers to disaffection, disobedience, national armies ? And yet did not these or rebellion against their lawful Soverery men exterininate all liberty ? “Ah ! reigos, or to bring into contempt the Fo(he exclaimed) ye men of little memory, reign Ministers, are to be punished ; for on whom the lessons of History and the the first offence, with from three to five ipferences of reason are equally lost : years' imprisonment, and a fine of from what! are you not afraid that out of the 300 to 500 forins; and for the second ofranks of this very army, of which we are fence, with the same period of imprisonnow disputing, some enterprising, auda. ment, and a fine of 500 forios certain, cious spirit may start forth, and, putting with other penal consequences. It is obvi. bis sword in the place of the Presideut's ous, that the real object of such a mea. bell, terminate all our harangues with one sure is, to prevent all discussion of the word, and inscribe on the door of this as. affairs of Foreign Powers. sembly-This Chamber to let.?»
The Dutch Minister of Customs has In one of the Departments of France, proposed to the States General to increase the fear of the law of Conscription has in- the import and transit duties in that coun. duced crowds of young persons to hasten try, on certain articles; which increase, it to be united in marriage, in order to escape is worthy of notice, appears to be conits operation. It seems, however, that this filled to the manufactures of this coun. will not now arail them.
try only. An account has been published by the
SPAIN. chief of Marshal Marmont's staff, relative A Treaty has been concluded between to that officer's military administration in Great Britain and Spain, by which Spain,
for a sum of money, consents to the abo. Ex-Empress Maria Louisa, Duke of Mode lition of the Slave Trade. It was signed lin, with the title of Highness, and rank at Madrid by Sir Henry Wellesley, and immediately after the Archdukes, will M. Pizarro, the Spanish Minister of State, speedily be published. It is thought, also, on the 230 September; and ratified in it will be accompanied by the publication London on the 22d of October, and at Ma- of the treaty with Spain, respecting the drid on the 21st of November last. The succession to the Duchies of Parma, Pla. Spaniards are prohibited from going to the centia, and Guastalla, and the final aiNorth of the Line to purchase negroes rangements relative to the state of Lucca. from the date of the last ratification ; and
PRUSSIA. they are prohibited from going to the The Prussian Minister at Frankfort has, South of the Line for the same purpose, it appears, made a declaration to the Gera from and after the 30th May, 1820, when manic Diet, stating that the King of the Slave Trade is to become aliogether Prussia is resolved to fulfil his promise of extinct. The penalties are, confiscation of giving a Constitution to his people; but property, and transportation to the Phi- bis Majesty waits to see the state of affairs lippine Islands. Foreigners importing at the end of another year. negroes or slaves into the Spanish Colo- The Prussian Government has made a pies are subject to the same penalties. new regulation, according to which no traBut the most important part of the treaty veller will be admitted into Prussia by to Englishmen is the money arrangement. means of passports delivered or signed by This is the subject of the 3d and 4th Consuls established in foreign countries ; articles :
and he cannot pass the frontiers 'unless be Article III.-His Britannic Majesty en- be provided with a passport delivered or gages to pay in London, on the 20th of signed by the Legation of his Prussian February, 1818, the sum of four hundred Majesty residing in the country from which thousand pounds sterling, to such person
he comes. as his Catholic Majesty should appoint to
RUSSIA. receive the same.
The Emperor Alexander, in his anxiety Article IV.--The said sum of four hun- to instruct his subjects, has established a dred thousand pounds sterling is to be Ministry for the special superintendance. considered as a full compensation for all of that object, under the title of “ The Milosses sustained by the subjects of his Ca- nistry for Ecclesiastical Affairs and Public tholic Majesty engaged in this traffic, on Instruction.” account of vessels captured previously The Imperial Ukase of the Emperor to the exchange of the ratifications of the Alexander bas abolished throughout his present treaty; as also for the losses which dominions a barbarous mode of punishare a necessary consequence of the aboli- ment bitherto inflicted upon particular tion of the said traffic.
criminals; viz. tearing out or cutting the An article from Madrid states, that the nostrils. infant daughter of their Majesties of Spain It is stated from Warsaw, that the Podied at midnight on the 9th inst.
lish troops, bitherto inaintained by the ITALY.
are henceforth to be M. Blacas, who has been so long at paid by Poland herself: it is conjectured, Rome negociating on religious matters on that an expence of about forty millions of behalf of France, has, it is said, quarrelled forins will thus be incurred by the latter with the Pope's Minister, and is therefore kingdom. expected to return to Paris.
Private letters from Bombay communiHamburgh papers of the 14th inst. 'an- cate the arrangement made with the nounce the death of the King of Sweden, Peishwah. He cedes to the British Goverain the 70th year of his age. He is suc- ment territories yielding a clear revenue ceeded by his adopted son, the Crown of thirty-four lacks of rupees--25 of them Prince, the ci-devant French General Ber- fall to the Bombay Presidency, by our oca.. nadotte. Gustavus Adolphus IV. the Ex- cupation of the country from Panwell, or King of Sweden, who abdicated the throne Panwelly, 27 miles east of Bombay, to in 1809, has been travelling on the Conti. Demaun, on the coast north of Bombay nent, under the title of Count Gottorp; a line of territory about 80 miles, We but has recently become a citizen of Basle, áre to occupy besides, the Bassein and and renounced all the privileges, distinc- Jambosen, and its dependencies, and also tions, and prerogatives, which he had pre- have the Peishwah's share of tribute from viously enjoyed.
Kattywar. The remaining nine lacks of GERMANY
rupees go to the Presidency of Madras. The Emperor of Austria, according to These are provided for by cessions in the an account from Vienna, is to resuine his Carpatic and the forts of Darwar and Kiold dignity of Emperor of Germany. shelgur. The important fort of Ahmed
An article from Vienda statęs, that the nuggur is also ceded to us with land around Imperial patent for creating the son of the it to 12000 yards. Certain pasture-lands Gent, Mag. February, 1818.