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made it a great crime in'me to have said but I should not wonder, if, in order to
They tell us, that they have 800,000 the colonies and all the treasure she has ta-
He never states his numbers at PARLIAMENTARY Division. The more than 500,000 men. What, then, die first division that took place in parliament, we afraid of? Why cannot we disband since the beginning of ihe present session, the half of ours ! Has our valour, or our was on the oth instant, upon the subject of strength, depreciated as well as our cur. the continuation of the suspension of the tency? Has the Pitt administration sap- Habeas Corpus act in Ireland. Sir Evan ped our hearts as well as our purses ? Has Napean, Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieu. it so completely degraded us, so complete- tenant, moved for leave to bring in a bill ly altered the opinion we were wont to for that purpose, to which motion an amendentertain of ourselves, that we are ready ment was proposed by Sir John Newport, to allow that it requires three or four Eni the object of which amendment was to pto. glishmen to beat one Fienchman? If this cure the appointment of a sécret committee be not the case, why keep 800,000 men of du members to inquire whether there in arms? Where is the use of it ; espe. were any grounds for continuing the said cially while we have a fleet tar superior to suspension. Upon this motion a division all the other fieets in the world put to
Noes 112 gether? ----As to the real state of the
Ayes33 case respecting invasion, there appears, I think, very little probability, that it will Majority for the Minister.. 19 be attempted, for two or three years to
In the House of Lords a division took place, come, unless some internal circumstances should arise to favour it. It is so obviously
on the rith instant, upon a motion of Lord the interest of Napoleon, as well as so
Spencer, to amend the address to his Maexactly conformable to the plan long ago
jesty relative to the papers on the Spa
nish war, which address was moved by Lord adopted in France, to keep us for years in
Mulgrave, the Secretary of State for foreign nur present stale of uncertainty, agitation,
affairs. and alarm within, while our fleets are exposed to the winds and the waves in the
Ayes 36 Channel , that, to expect an early attempt Majority for the Minister..
78 at invasion seems to discover an entire want of reflexion. The French govern
In the House of Commons, on the 12th inment knows our situation as well as we
stant, a division took place upon a motion ourselves do. They know what will ruin
of Mr. Grey for amending the addresse us. They know i hat time is constantly
moved by Mr. Pitt, relative to the papers at work for them and against us, as long
on the Spanish war. as our present system exisis ; and theirs is
Ayes 106 not a policy of " existing circumstances." They fix upon their point, and they keep Majority for the Minister.. 207 on steadily towards it, till it be attained. In the House of Lords, on the 15th instant, One of the things which they ought to de. a division took place upon a motion of Lord sire, is, that we may continue to be ruled Darnley for leave to bring in a bill to repeal by Lord Sidmouth and his Second, Mr. Mr. Pitt's Additional Force Bill, better Pitt, aided by Lord Melville. It would known under the appellation of Parish-Ar. be worth Buonaparte's while to make a considerable sacrifice rather than that these
Ayes 45 ministers should be changed. He will not yie d upon the point of Malta; nor, indeed, | Majority for the Minister.. 68 will be concede any thing of real value;
In the House of Commons, on the 15th in. " which the bill was proposed, and the stant, a division took place upon a motion " principles on which it proceeded, induces made by Lord Henry Petty for limiting the me to think that it was a measure which duration of the Irish Habeas Corpus Sus- ought not to have been adopted." I am pension Bill to the term of two months, in order to afford time for making an inquiry
" ready at any time to meet the bonourable
" gentleman and bis friends in reviewing the into the reasons for continuing such sus- state of the counity in all its various repension.
" lations. I am ready, in particular to nxert Ayes 54
" the bonourable gentleman, respecting the
" state of our military force and he improved Majority for the Minister 105
" condition in whicb it now stands, compared In the House of Commons, on the 21st " to what it was last session. I am really instant, a division took place upon the mo. " to shew that, at the present moment, tion of Mr. Windham, “ that ii be referred " we have a regular disposeab'e force far " to a committee of the whole House to re- more considerable than gentieinen seem « vise the several bills for the defence of « to be aware of."* - And yet, when “ the country, and to consider of such fur- the time came; when he was called “ ther measures, as may be necessary to " make that defence more complete and
upon to do what he was thus so firmly
pledged to do ; when the folly of his projects, “ permanent;" a motion expressed in the when the utter inefficiency of all his inea: very same words, in which was expressed Mr. Fox's motion of the 23d of April last,
sures, were fairly brought forward, he sat which motion was strenuously supported by
mute, and delegated Mr. Canning to make
his defence! Indeed, to have attempted to Mr. Pitt.
answer Mr. Windham, in this instance, must Ayes g6
have rendered the defeat and humiliation
still more signal thaa it was. After a speech Majority for the Minister 146
of such lengih, containing so much useful inSome circumstances relating to this last formation, discovering so perfect a knowledge motion and division deserve to be particu. of every part of a great and interesting sabilarly noticed. The public are informed, ject, exhibiting so many original views ; that the discussions of the important sub- coming immediately after such a speech, mere ject of our military force has been looked
words, mere frothy declamation, which, in forward to with great expectation from the this case, is all the House would have beard, first day of the session; and, to those who would have forced into men's minds a con. are unacquainted with the motives, it will,
trast very disadvantageous to Mr. Pitt. This doubtless, appear strange, that the minister
be appears to have been fully aware of, and, en second, who is also a famous colonel, therefore, he did not venture to speak. He should not attempt to answer a speech of would have been cbeered; but, knowing very three hours, in which the imbecillity of his well how to estimate that sort of cheering, projects was so amply exposed, but to leave the task to be performed by a mere
he was not disposed to trust to its effects in
young opposition to those of the facts and the reafriend," and then to call for the ques. soning, which bis audience had just been so tion. And, still stranger must this appear, attentively listening to, and which it was when it is recollected, with what boldness of words Mr. Pitt defied the inquiry, on the
not in his power to controvert. What would
any friend of Mr. Pitt have said, if, four first day of the session. “ The honourable
years ago, any one had predicted what has “ gentleman " (Mr. Fox) “ has," said he,
now happened to that gentleman? Who " adverted to the bill which I last session would then have believed, that, it so short " introduced for the defence of the coun.
a space of time, he would have fallen so low try, and has expressed a hope that some more emcient bill will be substituted in
as, upon any subject, and under any circum.
stances, not to dare venture on a speech, lest This is not the time for a
he should not obtain a hearing? That he discussion on the subject, but I feel my would have been heard with more patience * self called upon to state, that I have seen
than Mr. Canning was is certain; but it is no reason to alter my opinion of the equally certain, that his speech would have
grounds on which that bill was founded, been very fat. It was noticed, tbat, during " and though I admit that its effects, in adding to the numbers of our military
the greater part of Mr. Windham's speech
he appeared sunk; accablé, to use a French "! force, have indeed been exceedingly word; and, indeed, there was poured on
small, nothing that has bappened, con-
H its room.
him wherewithal to sink a stouter man. Pitt. He knows that mere numbers will His cause was so bad; bis projects were all not long do. He knows what difference so completely exposed; he appeared, as to mi- there is in men. And he knows too, that, Jitary affairs, in a light so perfectly inferior there are a hundred thousand thinking peo. to his antagonist, that, to have attempted an ple who will read Mr. Windham's speech, answer to Mr. Windham would only have and who will in vain look for an answer been a proof of a total wan: of discernmeni, to any part of it in the "able and eloqurnt or of feeling. The division was much less " speech of Mr. Canning."--Mr. Sheri. on both sides than it would bave been, if dan has given notice of a motion for the the House had not been taken by surprise. repeal of the Parish-Army Bill, which moMany members had taken the opportunity tion will be made on next Tuesday week. which Mr. Canning's speech afforded them In the mean time, it appears, froin a cirof retiring to take refreshment; and, as Sir cular letter to the Lords Lieutenant, that William Young's reply to Mr. Canning was the ministers have resolved on levying the but short (as, indeed, the speech required fines upon the parishes, whose officers have very little reply), they had noi returned be- not raised their quota of men ; and, it is fore the division took place. --The repré- said, that orders are actually issued for sentation which the Pitt
causing the money to be assessed. Thus, Sun, has given to this debate, is worth no. as was foretold, this scheme has ended tice. Last night,” says that paper of yes- where all Mr. Pilt's other schemes have terday, “ Mr. Windham brought forward ended, in a far. The present tax will be “ his long promised motion in the House attended with one advantage; it will make " of Commoos respecting the state of our men begin to understand that there is no * military defence. The debate took a sín- longer any danger of their being balotted
gular and very unexpected turn; for, after for in the militia or army of reserve; and,
a most able and eloquent reply from Mr. they will, of course, quit the volunteer * Canoing, the opposition did not feel then- corps with great alacrity's and remain * selves disposed to continue the contest, or steadily at their work again; a' change that
possibly hope to derive some advantage will contribute not less to their own hap " from an early divisiou; and this threaten- piness than to the tranquillity and safety of os ed attack, which was to shake the stabia
their country. * lity of the administration, ended in this THE CATHOLIC Petition is said to be “ complete triumph. It is evident that there
unanimously agreed to. · Lord Fingal, Sr is a want of cordiality in the different orders Thomas French, Sir Edward Bellew, with • of the opposition, as not one of the members Messrs. Denois Scully, and James Ryan, " of the old one supported Mr. Wiudham, are appointed to present it, and to proceed “ and as Mr. Sheridan, as soon as the mo- to London forthwith; a Committee of " tion of that gentleman was disposed of, twenty-one remain in Dublin to correspond
announced his intention of brioging with ihe Deputies while occupied in their •6 forward another of a similar kind." Mission. This is most curious logic
Because Mr. Sheridan, immediate!y after
ERRATUM. In the last line but two of Mr. Windham's motion was disposed of, the English part of p. 256 read wait instead proposed to bring forward another of a
The reader himself will correct similar kind, it is evident that there is a some less important errors in that poem. waot of cordiality amongst the different orders of the Opposition! Another proof 0 Owing to an unfortunate disagree of this is, that not one of the Old Opposi- ment, as to prices, between the master and tion supported Mr. Windham's motion. journeynien printers, which disagreement Sir William Young followed, and effec- extends through the whole trade, except tually replied to the little that was urged that part which belongs to the daily papers, by Mr. Canning: therefore, there was no where the arrangement is entirely ditferent, support of Mr. Windham's motion wanted ; it is possible, that the Register may be preand it was ihe ministry that cried out for the vented from appearing next week.-I hope, question, and lastened the division, and not on every account, that this will not be the the Opposition. And this is what this Pitt case; but, if it should, the readers will news writer calls a “ complete triumph !" have perceived, that even the parliamentary The complete triumph of 242 over 96 is all papers are not exempted from the inconve. that he looks 10. Not go, however, Mr. nience arising from the same cause.
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LONDON, SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 1805.
By 31 Charles II. c. 2. commonly called the Habeas Corpus Act, the methods of obtaining the writ of " habeas corpus are so plainly pointed out and enforced, that, so long as this statute remains unimpeached,
no subject of England can be long detained in prison, except in those cases in which the law requires and justifies such detainer. Of great importance to the public is the preservation of this personal liberty: for, if once it were left in the power of any, the highest, magistrate to imprison arbitrarily whomever he or his officers thouzht proper (as in France it is daily practised by the crown), there would soon be an end
to all other rights and immunities.”- -BLACKSTONE'S COMMENTARIES, Book 1. Ch. 1. 321)
(322 FOREIGN OFFICIAL PAPERS. and fifteen thousand dollars. And notwithAMERICAN FINANCE.- - Report (annually standing the ditficulties which exist, in draw
made) of the Secretary of the Treasury of the ing into the treasury the monies collected by United States to tbe two Houses of Congress. the receivers of the remote land offices, it is Dated at :be City of Iasbingion, 19th believed that the actual receipts from that November, 1804.
source, will for the ensuing year, exceed four
hundred and fifty thousand dollars. The The nett revenue, arising from duties on permanent revenue of the United States may merchandise and tonnage, which accrued therefore, including the duties on postage during the year 1802, and on which ihe es- and other small incidental branches, be comtimales of last year were predicated, amount- puted at eleven millions, two hundred shoued, as will appear by the statement (A.) to sand dollars.---And the payments in the ten mi.lions one hundred and fifiy four treasury during the year 1805, on account of thousand dollars. The nett revenue arising the temporary duties which constitute the from the same sources, has amounted, as ap- “ Mediterranean Fund" are estimated at five pears by the same statement, to eleven mil- bundred and fifty thoasand dollars ; making lions three hundred and six thousand dollars. in ihe whole, for the probable receipts of that And it is ascertained that the neit revenue year, a sum of cieven millions seven hunwhich accrued during the three first quarters dred and fifty thousand dollars, 11,750,000 of the year 1804, considerably exceeds that
EXPENDITURES. of the corresponding quarters of the year The expense of the year 1805, which must 1803. Without drawing any inference from be defrayed out of that revenue, consist of the increase of the present year, an increase the following items: which must be ascribed to the situation of 1. The annual appropriation of Europe, and will eventually be diminished eight millions of dollars for the by the subsequent re-exportations; that payment of the principal and branch of the revenne, may exclusively of iriterest of the public debt; of the Mediterranean fund, be safely estimated which pear 3,700,000 dollars at ten millions seven hundred and thirty will be applicable to the disthousand dollars, which is the average of the charge of the principal, and two years 1802 and 1803. The actual pay- the residue to the payment of ments in the treasury on account of thase du- interest
8,000,000 ties, during the year ending on the 30th Sep- 2. For the civil department and tember last, amounting nearly to the same all domestic expenses of a cisum ; (A) and there is no reason to suppose vil nature, including military that the receipts of the ensuing will fall pensions, the light-house and short of those of last year.
- The state- miot establishinents, and the ment (B) exhibits in detail the several spe- expenses of surveying public cies of merchandise and other sources, from lands,
952,000 which that revenue was collected during the 3. For expenses incident to the year 1803.- It also appears that the re- intercourse with foreign navenue, arising from the sales of public lands, tions, including the payment is gradually increasing. The statement (C.) of awards under the 7th arti. sliews thaíexclusively of the September sales cle of the British realy, and at Cincinnati, three hundred and fourteen the permanent appropriation thousand acres have been sold during the for Algiers,
294,000 year ending on the 30th of Septimber last. 4. For the military and Indian The proceeds of those sales, calculated on departments, including the the supposition that every purchaser will be permanent appropriation for entitled to the discount allowed in cases of
certain ludian tribes,
954,000 frompt payment, would yield five hundred
5. For the naval establishment,
| eighteen months commencing on the first viz. annual appropriation
July, 1904, and ending on the 31st Decemcharged to the ordinary re.
ber, 1805, at one million one hundred and venue,
650,000 seventy thousand dollars. The expenses Extra expenses of the last expe
authorised uoder the act constituting the dition against Tripoli, which
fond have been predicated on that estimate, will be payable in the year
and apportioned in the following manner : 1805, and are charged to the
1. For the pavy department (in Mediterranean fund,
500,000 addivion to the annual appic
priation of 650,000 dols.) viz.
1,240,000 There had been advanced from 6. Reserved out of the Mediter
the ordinary revenue, ptiot to ranean fund for meeting other
the 30th September, 1804, 350,000 extraordinary expenses which
A further payment will be made may be incurred under the act
before the 1st Jan. 1805, of 130,000 constituting the fund,
100,000 To be paid during the year 1905,
on account of this fund, as
11,540,000 siated under the fifih item of Making together eleven million
expenditures for that year, 590,000 five hundred and forty thou: sand dollars, and deducting
2. Reserved for other extraordi. 1,670,000 from the revenue of
11,750,000 nary expenses which may be
incurred for the same object, Leaves a surplus of more than
being the sixth item of expentwo hundred thousand dollars, 210,000 diture for the year 1804, 100,000
1,170,000 during the year 1805, on account of thai fund, and the payments during that year, Those duties began to operate on the first which will ultimately be charged to ibefund, day of July last, but as they are payable sis, are included in the preceding estimate ot re- eighi, vine, ten, and twelve months after the ceipts and expenditures; but it is necessary portation, no part will be paid in the trea. to give a distinct view of the whole amount sury during the present year; and a sum of of revenue and expenses under that head.- only 550.000 dollars, is expected to be reThe value of merchandise, paying duties, all ceived in the course of the year 1905. For valorem, which was imported in the year that sum only credit has been taken in the 1802, amounts, after deducting the exporta- general estimate of receipts for that year; tions of the same year, to thirty one millions whilat a part of the 1,170,000 dollars, seven hundred and six thousand dollars. chargeable to the fund has already been exThe value of the same description of mer- pended ; and the rest is included in the prechandise imporied in the year 1803, amounts ceding estimale of expenses for 1805. The to thirty four millions three hundred and se- difference amounting to 620,000 dollars, will venty thousand dollars. The additional duty at the end of the next year, consist of outof two and a half per cent. on that descrip-standing bonds payable in 1806; and if ibe tion of imported articles, constitutes the Me- additional duty should as well as the extraditerranean Fund, and calculated on the ordinary experise for which it is appropriated, average importation of the two years, would cease at that time, that outstanding balance have yielded annually eight hundred and will, as it is collected, replace in the treasury twenty
six thousand dollars. But several are the sun advanced from the ordinary reve. sicies which, in the year 1802 and 1803, paid nues in anticipation of the proceeds of the duties ad valorum, having in lieu thereof, fund. For it is haped that the situation of been charged with specific duties, by an act the treasury, will render it unnecessary to reof last session, are not liable to the addition- cur to the authority, given by the act, to al duties of two and ao balf per cent. Al- borrow on the credit of the fund. though the value of those articles cannot be
IN THE TREASURY. precisely ascertained, it is believed that the The greater part of the balance of deduction on that account will not amount 5,360,981 dollars 54 cents, which on the to fifty thousand dollars, and that the pro- 30th day of September, 1803, remained in ceeds of the additional duty may be com- the treasury, was, in the last year's report, puted at the annual sum of seven hundred considered as applicable to the payment of and eighty thousand dollars; and for the certain extraordinary demands therein stated.