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“ My Lords, and Gentlemen, been in a state of progrewire fmproroment “We are commanded by his Royal High in its most important branches. Den the Prince Regent to iuform you, “ My Lords, and Gentlomon, that it is with great concern that he is “ We are commanded by the Prince obliged to announce to you the continuance Regent to inform yon, that he has corof his Majesty's lamented indisposition. cluded Treaties with the coarts of Spain and
“ The Prince Regent is persuaded that Portugal, on the important subject of the you will deeply participate in the allic. Abolition of the Slave Trade. tion with which his Royal Highness has been “His Royal Highness has directed that a visited, by the calamitous and untimely death copy of the forner Treaty should be immeof his beloved and only child the Princess diately laid before you ; and he will order Charlotte.
a similar communication to be made of the “ Under this awful dispensation of Pro- latter treaty, as soon as the ratification of vidence, it has been a soothing consola- it shall have been exchanged. tion to the Prince Regent's heart, to receive “Jo these negociations it has beca fois from all descriptions of his Majesty's sub. Royal Highness's endeavour, as far as cir. jects the most cordial assurances both of cumstances would permit, to give effect to their just sense of the loss which they have the recommendations contained in the joiat gustained, and of their sympathy with his Addresses of the iwo Houses of Parlia parental sorrow : And, amidst his own ment: And his Royal Highness has a falt offerings, his Royal Highness has not been reliance on your readiness to adopt suede uomindful of the effect which this sad event
measures as may be necessary for fulfilling must bave on the interests and future Prose the engagement into which he bas estered for pects of the kingdom.
that purpose: “ We are commanded to acquaint you, “ The Prince Regent has commanded as that tbe Prince Regent continues to re to direct your particular attention to the ceive from Foreign Powers the strongest deficiency which has so long existed in the axurances of their friendly disposition 10 number of places of public worship betongwards this Country, and of their desire to ing to the Established Church, when commaintain the general tranquillity.
pared with the increased and increasing “ His Royal Highness has the satisfaction population of the country. of being able to assore you, that the cong. " His Royal Highness most earnestly redence which he has invariably fell in the commends this important subject to your stability of the great sources of oor pational early consideration, deeply impressed, as be prosperity has not been disappointed. has no doubt you are, with a just sense of
“ The improvement which has taken the many blessings which this couotry by place in the course of the last year, in the favour of Divine Providence has on. almost every branch of our domestic indus- joyed ; and with the conviction, that the try, and the present state of public credit, religious and moral habits of the people are acord abundant proof that the difficulties the most sure and ärm foundation of national under which the country was labouring prosperity." were chiefly to be ascribed to temporary The usual adjournment took place after causes.
the speech was read. At five o'clock their “ So important a change could not fail Lordsbips again assembled, when Lord to withdraw from the disaffected the pria. Holland said, he hoped that some one of his cipo means of wbich they had availed them- Majesty's ministers intended to move the relves for the purpose of fomenting a spirit repeal of the Habeas Corpus Sospension of discontent, which unhappily led to acts Act, as a kind of act of grace, after they of insurrection and treason : And his Royal had so wantonly and so unnecessarily sasa Highness entertains the most confident ex• pended so great a protection of the freedom pectation, that the state of peace and tran of the subject. If this enhject was BQT quillityto which the country is now restored, brooght forward by some other noble ford, will be maintained against all attempts to he should at an early period of the session, disturb it, by the persevering vigilance of bring it under the notice of the house the Magistracy, and by the loyalty and good himself. - The Earl of Liverpool stated, Kense of the people.
that the repeal of the Act in question would “Gentlemen of the House of Commons, be moved by Lord Sidmouth. « The Prince Regent has directed the Esti. The customary address to the Prince mates for the current year to be laid before Regent was then moved by the Eart of god.
Aylesford, and was seconded by the Lord “ His Royal Highness recommends to your Selsey: both of these doblemen, after dilat. contioned attention the state of the Publicing on the general grief evinced by the Income and Expenditure of the couutry; nation on the loss of the Princess Charlotte, aqd be is most happy in being able to congratulated the house on the information acquaint you, that, tince you were last that the prospects of the country were Amiembled in Parliament, the Revenue has brigblening. Our commerce, foreiga aad
domestic was rapidly improving our Royal Dakes ....7 Bishops .... 26 revenue was increasing, and public credit Dukes
.131 stood again on the most satisfactory and Marquises .17 Peers of Scotland 16 Inshaken basis.-The Marquis of Lans- Earls
...99 Peers of Ireland 32 dwne would not propose any amendment, Viscounts though he could concur with only that part
In this amount are included seven Cathoof the address which related to the death of the Princess Charlotte. He insisted that no
lic and eight minor Peers. - The Catholic
Peers are eufdence of any thing like an organized conspiracy had been discovered, which Duke.
Barons, called for the suspeosiop of the constitution. Norfolk
Cliford -The Earl of Liverpool shortly replied, Earl,
Dormer gben the address was agreed to.
Petre lo consequence of Mr. Rose, who has Barong.
Stourion secceeded bis father as clerk of parliament, Arundel being abroad, Mr, Henry Cooper was
The minor Peers are zathorized to sign papers and bills in his tead."
Barons. WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28.-Lord Sidmouth Abercora
Dorchester presented a bill for repealing the Habeas Earls,
Howard de Walden Corpus Suspension Bill, which was rend
Wilton a first time. His lordship then moved, to
Visconot. suspend the standing orders (forbidding the
Gardiner passing a bill through more than one stage in the same day) with reference to this bill. The Earl of Berkeley is of age, but Ordered.
we are uncertaio whether bis Lordship bas SATURDAY, Jan. 81.-The Royal Asseot taken his seat, or not. was given, by commission, to the bill for
The number of sitting Peers is 352-of the repeal of the Act of last Sesssion, these the following fifty, though some of agtitled, an Act for the Repeal of the them are still young, have been Peers. Habeas Corpus Act. The Commissioners for the greatest oumber of years:-were-the Lord Chancellor, the Earl of
Earls. Shaftesbury, and Lord Melville.-The Lords
Suffolk adjourned in Monday.
Tankerpille MONDAY, Feb. 2.-Lord Sidmouth pre
Thanet seated certain papers relative to the past
Westmorland sad preseat state of the country. His Lord
Winchilsea ship would not then move for the appoint
Cholmondley Viscounte, ment of a Secret Committee to examine,
Boliog broke owing to the absence of Lord Holland
Dudley and Ward and the Marquis of Lansdown, who were
Hampden prevented from attending by the death of
Durham mored the appointmeot of a Committee,
Lincola which was opposed by the Earl of Carnar.
Litchfield voo and the Marqus of Lansdowne, on the
Winchence grouod that it would be a mere mockery
Barons. to confine the inquiry to the papers furnished
Audley by ministers themselves. - The Secret Com
Boston mittees of last Session, their Lordsbips
Fortescue observed, bad made their Report upon
Carteret de parte evidence-and upon er-parle
Clifton evidence ministers might get what Report
De Clifford they pleased. The papers were then re
Grantham ferred to a Committee of Secrecy-to cod.
Holland vist of seven lords to be chosen by ballot.
Loveland Holland On Thursday, the following Peers were
Sherborne appointed Members of the Secret Commit.
Stawell tee:-The Lord Chancellor, Earl of Har. towby, Duke of Montrose, Earl of Liver
Strange pool, Marquis Camden, Marquis Lansdown, Among the above bifty, the Earl FitzBarl Fitzwilliam, Earl Powis, Viscount william is the Noblemen, who has been Sidmouth, Lords Grenville and Redesdale.* a Peer for the greatest nnnber of years,
and may therefore be considered as the • The present oomber of Peers is three father of the House--his Lordship and the kredred and wiaty eight: Tbais arabers Earl of Carlisle are we only living persons, ve u foilow.
who were Peers in the late reiga.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
laid on the Table. sideration, the customary Address was pra. The House then resolved into the Con. posed by Mr. Wodehouse, and seconded by mittee:- The estimates for the current year Mr. Windham Quin. Lord Althorpe agreed were laid before the Committee; and on the with every part of the Address, excepting motion of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, that which ascribed the present banquillity it was resolved, " That a supply, be granted of the country to the measures of Govern, to his Majesty.--The House then resumed.ment; yet on (hal subject he should not now
Report to be received on Monday. enter.
After a few words from the Lord TUESDAY, Feb.3.-Mr. W. Smith moved Advocate of Scotland, Lord A. Hamilioni, for an account of the monies paid by Mr. Messrs. Bennet and Brougham, the address Hone for copies of the information against was carried unanimously.
him. His object was to make some change, WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28.-Lord Castle. in the practice of the Crown-office on reagh, after an introductory speech, moved this subject. The motion was resişted by addresses of condolence to the Queen áöd to
Lord Castlereagh and the Attorney Geoerai, Prioce Leopold, on the loss which the
who urged that it was anpecessary, and Royal Family and the country had sustained that if persisted in, the motion should be in the death of the late, Princess Charlotte of generally for papers. After a few words Wales. On the question being pot for an
from Sir F. Burdett, Lord Folkestone, and address to the Queen, no numerical division Mr. Brougham, Mr. Smith withdrew the took place on the subject
; but it is remark motion, expressing his intention to bring able tbat Mr., Speaker, wben the cries it forward in another şhape. of aye-and no bad been repeated from THURSDAY, Feb. 5.-The motion for all parts of the house, adopted that form halloting the Committee, was carried by of words which is expressive of doubt,
Ministers by 102 to 29. and usually leads to a division; " and the Monday, Feb, 9.-On the motion of ayes, I think,” said he (casting a glance Lord Castlereagh a committee of the whole over the bouse, and speaking hesitatingly) – house was formed to take into consideration “the ayes, I think, have it.” The motion the Treaty with Spain ' for preyenting WAS then declared to be carried in the Spaniards from engaging in an illicit trallic. affirmative, and
Mě. Desborough was. in slaves-and granting 400.000l. 10 Ferappointed to carry it to the Queen.
dinand, as an indemnification for losses THURSDAY, Jan. 29.-A Bill to repeal incurred by his subjects. The noble Lord. the Act for the Suspension of the Habeas concluded by moving, that " a provision be Corpus, was broughi from the other House made for carrying into execution the treaty. and read a first and second time.-On the concluded between bis Britannic Majesty third reading Lord Folkstone proposed a
and the Court of Spain, at Madrid, on the clause to the following effect: "That all. 28th September, 1817." persons bound by recognizances under the The resolution was very slightly opposed, Suspension Act, be henceforth completely and was ultimately carried by only four, discharged from these recognizances, but opposing voices. that this clause should not apply to any TUESDAY, Feb. 10.- Lord Archibald other recognizances.” Further conversa Hamilton made his motion for the produc, lion took place, which terminated in the Ljon of the papers connected with the trial Altorney-General undertaking that the of Alexaoder M‘Kinlay, in Scotland, on recognizances of these men should forth with the 19th July, 1817.-The motion for discharged, on which Lord Folkestone with papers was opposed by the Lord Advocate drew the proposed clause.
of Scotland (who entered into an exculpa. SATURDAY, Jan. 31.-The House was tion of his conduci). Mr. A. Colquhoung summoned to the House of Peers, to hear Lord Castlereagh, the Attorney General, the Royal Assent given by commission to and was supported by Mr. Wyon, Sir the Bili for repealiog the Habeas Corpus S. Romilly, Mr. J. P. Grant, and Mr. Suspension Act.
Pinlay. On a division the motion, was The Speaker on his return, acquainted negatived by 136 10 71. the House that the Royal Assent had been WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11.-Mr. Ogle brough given to the said Act.
in a bill whose provisions tended to legalizę, Mr. Arbuthnot moved that tKere should gaming.-Mr. Lyıtleion progested against be laid before the House an account of the provision in this bilỊ with respect all Excheques Bills issued under the 57th to licences, declaring that as it now stood Geo. 111. c. 2.; entitled an Act for Raising it proposed, upon the same principle 94 millions for ihe Service of His Majesty that the lottery was supported by ihe for the viar 1817, outstanding and un Chancellor of the lixchequer, ibat gaming pravided for.-Ordered.
should be tolerated for the sake of revenue. A similar account respecting 9-millions of He would never acquiesce in such a propoEschequer · Bills, issued at a later period sition as that for altule blihy profit, this of the same year, was also ordered. The country should descend to imitate che
seandalous practice of some continental: only to discover.-This motion gave rise to a patians, by whom gainiug-houses were warm discussion, in which the conduct apenly licenced,
of the notorious Oliver did not escape Mr. Fazakerley said that it appeared without severe animadver.ion. The priofrom the Report of the Comunitiee of cipal speakers against the motion were, Secrecy of lası Session that that Committee Messrs. Canning, Bathurst, Wilberforce, did apprehend, that some of the persons the Solicitor-General; and for it, Messrs. employed to detect the designs of others, Bennel, Tierney, Sir S. Romilly, &c. The bad done more than their duty, and had motion was ultimately negatived by 111 fomented that which they were employed to 53.-Adjourged.
N Account of the Amount of Gold and pounds, of which it is composed; also,
an account of the highest and lowest for the two years preceding 1st January, amount of each separate kind of Notes 1818, distinguishing each year ; and also at any one time in circulation, for the distinguishing the amount coined from old same period ; specifying and distinguishGold and silver Coin.
ing as before.
Highest aggregate amount, from 1st of 1817...
January 1817 to the 3d of February The Gold imported in the Mint by the
1818, both inclusive, Baok, for Coinage, is received in ingots,
15th July, 1817. without reference to the coin from which
Bank Notes of 51. and upwards 22,055,720
Bank Post Bills... it is produced.
1,451,340 Bank Notes under 51.
1816 Amoont coined (in
31,439,130 cluding for the Pix) 1,806,181 0 6 1817 Amoupt coined (in
Lowest aggregate amount, from 1st of cluding for the Pix) 2,437,095 18 0 January 1817 to the 3d of February Amount coined from
1818, both inclusive, old Silver Coin ..*1.516 038 3 4 6th January, 1817.
Bank Notes of 51. and upwards 14,174,310 7,759.315 1 10 Bank Post Bills
1,129,060 There remains yet to coin about half
Bank Notes under 51.
8.300,340 & millian sterling of the old silver Coin.
23,603,710 Examined JOHN BARTON, Comptroller.
Wu, Dicksov, King's Clerk.
Notes, at any one time, from 1st of Mint Office, Feb. 10, 1818.
January 1817 to the 3d of February,
1818, both inclusive.
Bank Notes of 51. and upwards, The Ordnance Estimates for the ensuing 15th July, 1817 .....22,055,720 year amoqot to 862.8881. for Great Britain, Bank Post Bills, 31st January, aod 115,6091. for Ireland; but from the 1818
1,846,920 former som a deduction is to be made Bank Notes under 51. 18th Janu. of 118,0001, for Old Stores, and for a credit ary, 1817......
8,409,670 on the vote for naval ordnance, leaving the sam necessary for the first service at Lowest amount of each separate kind of 744,8881.
Notes, at any one time, from 1st of Janu. ary 1917 to the 3d of February 1818,
boti inclusive, An Account of the Highest and Lowest Bank Notes of 51. and upwards, aggregate Amount of Bank Notes, in 6th January. 1817 . ..14,174,310 cluding those of every kind, at any one Bank Post Bills, 3d January, time in circulation, from the 1st of Janu
1,126,770 ary 1817 to the 3d of February 1818, both Bank Notes under 51. 17th De. days inclusive; specifying the date of cémber, 1817
7,325,510 every such amount, and distinguishing the amount of Bank Post Bills, and that of
WILL, DA WES, Acct. Gen. Notes, above or below the value of five Bank of England, 136h Feb. 1818.
Ad Account of the Amount of Balances of Sums issued for the Payment of Dividends due and pot demanded, and for the Payment of Lottery Prizes or Benefits which had not been claimed, and which remained in the hands of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, on the under mentioned days, being those next hefore the issue from the Exchequer of Money for the payment of Dividends on account of the National Debt, for each of the four preceding quarters respectively.-(Pursuant to 48 Geo. III. cap. 4.] On 1st April, 1817,
f. d, Dividends due and not demanded
.1,255.908 3 Lottery Prizes not claimed...
1,268,171 8 Adranced to Government, pursoant to 31st and 48th €. S. Geo. 111.
..876,639 0 0 Ditto, 56th ditto
97,331 9 4
Remained in the hands of the Bank ....
On bth July, 1817.
1,079,482 9 11
Advanced to Government, pursuant to 31st and 48th
....876,799 0 9 Ditto, 56th ditto
982,198 18 10
97,353 13 1
Remained in the hands of the Bank .....
On 8th October, 1817,
.1,140,150 6 3
12,657 5 0
1,152,807 !I 9
Advanced to Government, pursuant to 31st and 48th
...876,739 0 0 Ditto, 56th ditto
.102,743 8 2
Remained in the hands of the Bank.
On 51h January, 1818,
.1,122,409 13 5
10,857 0 0
1,133,266 13 5 Advanced to Government, pursuant to Slot and 48th Geo. 111.
..876,739 09 Ditto, 56th ditto
1,033,623 3 2 Remained in the hands of the Bank.....
99,743 10 3
WILLIAM DAWLS, Accountant-general. Bank of England, 1314 Feb. 1818.
The army estimates for the year 1818, charges for corps to be reduced in 1818, have been printed by order of the House of via. 4,200, making together 99,146. From Commons. The total number including offi these again are to be deducted the corps cers, and non-commissioned oficers, is ordered home from India, 4,299, and their 133,539; from which are to be deducted, remains to be provided for in 1818, a total the troops ja France, and the regiments for of $4,847 men incl.ding officers. The total service in India amounting to 42,892. expense of providiog for this army is ese There will then remain exclusive of corps, timated at 6,491,2901, 10s, 4d., of which, &c. intended for reduction 90.617. To 5,315,2321. 9s. is to be defrayed by Great this last number is to be adůcd corps nr Britain, and 1,181,0381. is. 4d. by Ireland. dered bome from India, viz. 1,200, and