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scourge of Europe, whose fate I am satis- was aware that this step must, of necessity, fied is now fast approaching. Let vs all emanate from his royal highness the Prince but unite; let the feelings of the whole Regent, but when ihe services performed United Kingdom be conciliated, and there by the illustrious person to whom he alis no doubt but all ranks of society, whe. luded were considered, he apprehended ther Irish or British, will join with one no opposition whatever would be given to heart and one hand to drive that scourge such a proposal. of mankind, (I was going to say,) to the Lord Castlereagh remarked, that the obdevil. He must be resisted, as well as servations of the hon. gentleman were not those erroneous people of America ; but strictly applicable to the question before if you divide the country you cannot go the House. It was not improbable, howon. As courage and virtue are alike ever, that he might hereafter be charged common to all his Majesty's subjects, they with some proposition of the sort. ought equally to enjoy the advantages of Mr. Ponsonby was disposed fully to the constitution. These are my senti- agree with the House in returning Thanks ments, and these are the sentiments of a to the marquis of Wellington for the sergreat and loyal county, consisting of vices he had performed. As the noble eleven thousand electors, who did me the mover had gone into many other subjects, honour of sending me here, and of giving however, the merits of which he was not me the opportunity of expressing my sen- disposed to admit, he rose for the purpose timents. I have now to express my thanks of expressing a hope, that, in according for the indulgence which has been granted with the present vote, be might not be me by the House, whose pardon I beg for supposed at all to agree with many of the having so long trespassed on their atten- things which the noble lord had thrown tion. I cannot, however, conclude, with out.

out. These he considered perfectly open out expressing my accordance with the to the House to examine hereafter. feeling expressed by the hon. baronet who The Resolution was then put and carspoke last-I mean, with regard to the ne. ried nem. con.—As were also the followcessity of investigation hereafter. To that ing: investigation I think it highly necessary

“ That the Thanks of this House be given the attention of the House should be se- to lieut. gen. sir Stapleton Cotton, lieut. riously devoted. Let the time come when gen. James Leith, lieut. gen. the hon. it will, I shall form my judgment as an

Galbraith Lowry Cole; and to major independent man; I will look to measures generals Henry Clinton, Henry Frederick and not to men, and if I find my best Campbell, baron Bock, Victor baron friend adopt measures, of the utility of Alten, baron Low, Charles baron Alten, which I am not theroughly convinced, I John Hope, George Anson, William Anwill vote against him. I will invariably son, John Ormsby Vandeleur, J. H. C. de act according 10 the dictates of my con- Bernewitz, the hon. Edward Pakenham, science ; I will not be led away by party; and W. Henry Pringle; and to the seveI will ride my own horse, and will not be ral other officers; for their distinguished made the stalking-horse of others. If mi- exertions in the battle of Salamanca, upon nisters are able to prove that they have the 22d of July last, which terminated in furnished the marquis of Wellington with a glorious and decisive victory over the all the adequate means in their power for enemy's army. pursuing his military career, I will vote in " That this House doth acknowledge their favour; but 'if, on the contrary, I and highly approve of the distinguished find they have failed in their duty, I will valour and discipline displayed by the oppose theru. As I said before, I will non-commissioned officers and private support measures, not men.”

soldiers of the forces serving under the Mr. Cochrane Johnstone thought it would command of general the marquis of Wel. be no more than proper that some further lington, in the glorious victory obtained, pecuniary provision should be made for upon the 22d of July last, near Salathe marquis of Wellington. If any deli. manca; and that the same be signified to cacy was felt in these times of distress to them by the commanding officers of the apply to the public for this remuneration several corps, who are desired to thank for the brilliant services which had been them for their gallant and exemplary beachieved, the purpose might be answered, haviour. as in the case of the duke of Marlborough, “ That this House doth highly acknowby the grant of some royal mauor. He ledge the zeal, courage, and discipline, displayed by the officers, non-commis- | the Prince Regent liberally to contribute sioned officers, and private soldiers, of the to the supplies necessary for the support Portuguese forces serving under the coole of the country, that no person would be mand of general the marquis of Welling capable of refusing all support, and of ton, in the glorious victory obtained upon proposing to leave the Prince and the the 22d of July last, near Salamanca. country defenceless, and without the

“ That an humble Address be presented means of carrying on the war, or resisting to his royal highness the Prince Regent, the enemy. He knew it was usual when that he will be graciously pleased to give questions of Supply were agitated, to take directions that a Monument be erected in a large range over the conduct of his Ma. the cathedral church of St. Paul, London, jesty's ministers, but he never before to the memory of major general John knew an instance in which an amendment Gaspard le Marchant, who fell gloriously was made to the general question for a on the 22d of July last in the battle supply to the crown. To himself it was fought near Salamanca, when a decisive a matter of indifference when the conduct victory over the enemy was obtained by of his Majesty's government was canvase the allied army commanded by general sedl,, but he certainly thought the hon. the marquis of Wellington; and to assure gentleman might have found another ophis Royal Highness that this House will portunity for his motion. At present he make good the expence attending the did not think it a fit opportunity of entering same.

at large into the topic to which the hon.

gentleman had adverted, and should COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.) The Chan- Therefore content himself with saying, in cellor of the Exchequer having moved the answer to what had passed, that he felt order of the day for the House resolving more fully confirmed, by every day's exinto a Committee of Supply,

perience, of the soundness of the prinMr. Creevey said he could not suffer the ciples which he had advanced in the last question of Supply to be adverted to without parliament upon the subject of paper cur. making some comments upon the present rency. Had the opinions of the hon. depreciated state of the paper currency of gentleman and some of his friends prethe country. The ill effects of the opinion vailed, with reference to the same subject, recorded by the right hon. the Chancellor he had not the slightest doubt, that a fatal of the Exchequer during the last session of blow would bave been given to the credit parliament, that paper was of equal value and commerce of the country, and to the with gold, had now been fully expe- rising hopes of the liberties and inderienced. He had heard that government pendence of Europe. Such being bis themselves had become dealers in gold, opinion, he thought he could not do better and had actually been obliged to buy than immediately take the judgment of guineas at the rate of 27 s. and 288. a. the House upon the motion which had piece. He would wish to know whether been made. this was a fact or not; as when he saw Mr. Whutbread wished to correct the that persons of low condition were daily right hon. the Chancellor of the Exchepunished for this species of offence, he was

quer on one point. His bon. friend by at least anxious to learn that the framers his amendment did not refuse supplies; of the law which led to these severities, he only wished the House to pledge itself were not themselves the first to break it. to an early consideration of the depreIf this was the case, they were at an ex- ciated state of the paper currency. His pence of from 35 to 40 per cent. for principal object in rising, however, was to every 1001. which they sent to the con- remind the right hon. the Chancellor of tinent, which, with other ruinous circum- the Exchequer, tbat he had forgotten to stances arising from a debased paper cur- answer two questions put by bis hon. rency, called loudly for redress. Before friend; first, what was his opinion as to the question of Supply was put, he begged the value of the Bank-note, compared with leave to move, as a substitute for that mo- the gold coin of the realm and, secondly, tion, " That this House will take into its whether any agents were employed by early consideration the state of the Paper government to purchase the said coin? If Currency of this kingdom.”

so, he thought it was an act of flagrant The Chancellor of the Exchequer said he injustice to commence state prosecutions should have hoped, after the House had against individuals, for crimes such as the po longer ago than yesterday promised to state itself committed. He protested

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against the imputation of denying supplies, himself, but to a friend, that the offer altogether. He saw no reason, if the was made. The sum was 27,000 guineas, amendment of his hod. friend were car- and the price, he believed, was about 25 ried, why the House should not afterwards shillings each. go into a Committee of Supply.

The conversation then dropped, and the The Chancellor of the Exchequer said, he motion of the Chancellor of the Exchequer was at all times ready to answer ques

was carried, tions of fact; but he would not answer questions of opinion, more especially of Bemet asked, whether it was true, that

Tellers OF THE EXCHEQUER.] Mr. his own opinion of the opinion of others. in :

the Tellers of the Exchequer had oftion, to state distinctly, that no agent had fered to resign a third of their profits during

the war, and whether other ever been employed by government to

hold

persons purchase the coin of the realm; and fur: ing sinecures had made the same offer ?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer replied, iher, that so late as yesterday, a large sum had been offered to him, which he had that the marquisses of Buckingham and

Camden had made that liberal and parefused to purchase.-(A laugh.)

triotic offer, but he was not aware that Lord Milton did not mean to support the amendment of his hon. friend." He any other persons had done so. concurred in opinion with him, that the Treaties with Russia AND SWEDEN.] subject required a very serious discussion, Lord Castlereagh presented the following and that it was the peculiar province of Treaties : the House to guard the public purse. He

TREATY OF PEACE, UNION, AND FRIENDwas surprised, however, at the observation

SHIP, BBTWEEN HIS BRITANNIC MAof the Chancellor of the Exchequer, that

JESTY AND THE EMPEROR OF ALL the House had pledged itself yesterday

the Russias; SIGNED AT OREBRO to the Prince Regent, to grant the neces

THE 18TH OF JULY 1812. sary supplies: the noble lord thought that it was perfectly understood that the Ad- In the Name of the Holy and Undivided dress did not pledge the House to any Trinity. His majesty the King of the thing.

united kingdom of Great Britain and IreMr. H. Martin asked whether it was land, and his majesty the Emperor of all the intention of ministers to adopt any the Russias, being equally animated with economical plan of reform, and retrench the desire of re-establishing the ancient ment of expenditure, in consequence of relations of friendship and good underthe Reports of the different Committees, standing between the two respective which were then on their table; if not, he states, have named for that purpose their should take an early opportunity of call- plenipotentiaries, namely; his royal highing the attention of the House to those ness the Prince Regent, in the name and Peeports.

on the behalf of his majesty the King of The Chancellor of the Exchequer said, the united kingdom of Great Britain and that he had endeavoured to look into the Ireland, Edward Thornton, esquire, his subject with all the attention in his power, plenipotentiary at the court of his ma. but he was not prepared to present any jesty the king of Sweden ; and his madigested plan upon the subject.

jesty the Emperor of all the Russias, PeMr. Whitbread wished the Chancellor ter de Suchtelen, general of engineers, of the Exchequer to inform him of the quarter-master general, member of the amount of the gold offered to him, and council of state, inspector of the whole whether it was the coin of the realm, and of the department of engineers, knight of also what was the price. He thought the the order of Saint Alexander Newsky, seller must be a very clumsy fellow to ato grand cross of those of Saint Wladimir tempt to draw the Chancellor of the Exche- and of Saint Anne of the first class, knight quer into a breach of the law of the land of the order of Saint George of the fourth to endeavour to persuade him to an act class, and commander of that of Saint which would subject him to imprisonment, John of Jerusalem; and Paul Baron de if not to transportation. Certainly the Nicolay, his gentleman of the bedchamright bon. gentleman had the Attorney ber of the fifth class, charged with his General to protect him-(A laugh). affairs at the court of his majesty the

The Chancellor of the Exchequer begged king of Sweden, knight of the order of leare to state, in reply, that it was not to Saint Wladimir of the third class, and of the royal order of the Polar Star of Swe- of the united kingdom of Great Britain 'den ; who, after the exchange of their and Ireland, and his majesty the King of respective full powers, drawn up in good Sweden, being equally animated with and due form, have agreed upon the fol- the desire of re-establishing the anlowing Articles :

cient relations of friendship and good Article I. There shall be between his understanding between the two crowns, majesty the King of the united kingdom and between their respective states, have of Great Britain and Ireland, and his ma- named for this purpose their plenipoten. jesty the Emperor of all the Russias, their tiaries, that is to say; his royal highness heirs and successors, and between their the Prince Regent, in the name and on the respective states and subjects, a firm, true, behalf of his majesty the King of the and inviolable peace, and a sincere and united kingdom of Great Britain and Ireperfect union and friendship, so that from land, Edward Thornton, esquire ; and his this moment all cause of misunderstand majesty the King of Sweden, Lawrence ing which may have existed between baron d’Engeström, one of the nobles them, shall be considered as entirely of the kingdom of Sweden, minister of ceasing and done away.

state and of foreign affairs, chancellor of Article II. The relations of friendship the university of Lund, knight and comand commerce between the two countries mander of the orders of the King, knight shall be re-established on both sides, upon of the royal order of Charles the thirthe footing of the most favoured nations. teenth, Grand Eagle of the Legion of Ho

Article III. If, in resentment of the nour of France; and Gustavus baron de present pacification, and of the re-estab- Wetterstedt, chancellor of the court, comlishment of the good understanding be- mander of the order of the Polar Star, one tween the two countries, any power what. of the eighteen members of the Swedish soever shall commit hostilities, whether academy; the which plenipotentiaries, against his Britannic Majesty or against after having exchanged their full powers, his Imperial Majesty, the two contracting drawn up in full and due form, have sovereigns engage to make common cause agreed upon the following Articles : for the support and security of their re- ARTICLE I. There shall be between spective states.

their majesties the King of the united Article IV. The two high contracting kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, parties will endeavour to come to an un- and the King of Sweden, their heirs and derstanding and arrangement as soon as successors, and between their subjects, possible, as to all matters relating to their kingdoms, and respective states, a firm, mutual interests, political as well as com- true, and inviolable peace, and a sincere mercial.

and perfect union and friendship, so that ARTICLE V. The present treaty shall from this moment every cause of misunbe ratified by the two high contracting derstanding, which may have existed beparties, and the ratifications shall be ex- tween them, shall be regarded as entirely changed in six weeks, or sooner, if pos- ceasing and done away. sible.

Article II. The relations of friendship In faith whereof we the undersigned, and commerce between the two kingdoms, in virtue of our full powers, have signed shall be re-established upon the footing on the present Treaty of Peace, and fixed which they stood on the 1st day of Jathereto the seal of our arms. Done at nuary 1791 ; and all the treaties and conOrebro, the 18th day of the month of July, ventions subsisting between the two counin the year of our Lord 1812.

tries at that epoch, shall be regarded as EDWARD THORNTON. SucHtelen. renewed and confirmed, and they are, by (L. S.)

(L. S.) the present Treaty, renewed and confirmed Paul BARON DE Nicolay. accordingly. (L. S.)

Article III. If in resentment of the TREATY or Peace, UNION, AND FRIEND. present pacification, and the re-establish

ment of good understanding between the SHIP, BETWEEN HIS BRITANNIC MAJESTY AND THE KING OF SWEDEN; shall make war upon Sweden, his majesty

two countries, any power whatsoever SIGNED AT OREBRO THE 18TH OF JULY 1812.

the King of the united kingdom of Great

Britain and Ireland engages to take meaIn the Name of the Most Holy and Un- sures, in concert with bis majesty the divided Trinity. His majesty the King King of Sweden, for the security and in

dependence of his states.

ARTICLE IV. The present Treaty shall of the said election, and in order to insure be ratified by the two bigh contracting the return of the said F. Ponsonby, adparties, and the ratifications shall be ex- minister to divers persons, being his own changed within six weeks, or sooner if tenants, peasantry, and dependants, the possible.

oaths called the freeman's oaths, in a In faith whereof we the undersigned, private and separate room to which in virtue of our full powers, have signed the agents of the petitioner were denied the present Treaty, and have fixed thereto access, and no persons admitted but the the seal of our arms. Done at Orebro, friends of the said F. Ponsonby; and that the 18th day of the month of July in the such persons were admitted by the said year of our Lord 1812.

D. B. Daly, mayor as aforesaid, by great Edw. THORNTON.

numbers at a time, for the purpose of be(L. S.)

coming occasional voters, and in order to The BARON D'ENGESTROM. carry the election against the petitioner, (L. S.)

contrary to the law of parliament and the G. BARON DE WETTERSTEDT. rights of the petitioner; and that several (L. S.)

freemen would have qualified under the

act 4th Geo. 1, c. 15, and would bave HOUSE OF COMMONS.

voted for the petitioner at the election

aforesaid, if the said D. B. Daly had not Friday, December 4.

refused to administer the oaths of qualificaGalway Election Petition of Mr. tion to such persons, although the same BLAKE.) A Petition of Valentine Blake, of were duly demanded to be administered Menlo, in the county of the town of Galo by the said D. B. Daly; and that the way, esq. was delivered in and read ; set- sheriffs received the votes of many persons ting forth,

against the petitioner who were disqualified « That, at the last election for a mem- from voting, and of many persons who ber to serve for the town and county voted as freemen of the said corporation, of the town of Galway in the present par- and freeholders of the town and county liament, the petitioner and the hon. of the town of Galway aforesaid, who had Frederick Ponsonby were candidates to no right or title of voting whatsoever represent the said town and county in par- either as freemen or claiming to be freeliament; and that, by virtue of divers men, or as having freeholds within the charters, there exists a corporation by the county of the said town; and that several name of the mayor, sheriffs, free burgesses persons voted for the hon. F. Ponsonby as and commonalty of the town and county freemen, who were non-resident, and not of the town of Galway; and the right of even freemen de facto, and without evielection of members to serve in parliament dence by the proper officers of their adfor the said town and county of the town missions according to law; and that many of Galway is vested in the freeholders persons were permitted to vote for the thereof, and also in the resident freemen of said F. Ponsonby, although there was no the corporation of the said town; and legal evidence of the admissions of such that, at such election, Francis Eagar and persons entered on stamps, as required by Thomas Browne esquires, were the then the Irish act passed in the 13th and 141h sheriffs and returning officer for the said year of his present Majesty, or by o:her town, James O'Hara, esq., was recorder of stamp acts, some or one of them; and that the said town, and the right hon. Dennis many persons were permitted to vote for Bowes Daly mayor of the said town and the said F. Ponsonby whose admissions corporation; and that the said James had never been entered on stamps; and O'Hara was counsel at the said election to that divers voters who, at the said election, the said returning officer, and at the same voted for the hon. F. Ponsonby, were time assistant adviser and director of the Roman Catholics; and that the certificates proceedings of the said D. B. Daly, mayor of their qualification, and their quali. as aforesaid; and that the said D.' B. fication itself, was irregular and deDaly, at and during the said election, was fective, the same not having been made the partizan and agent of the said F. Pon- or granted by or before magistrates or sonby; and that, at and during, or a day persons duly authorised to act in granting or two before the said election, the said or allowing the same; and that the oaths D. B. Daly, then and still mayor of the required by law to be taken, in order to said town of Galway, did, for the purposes qualify such persons to pote at an election (VOL. XXIV.)

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