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" Mr. Canning said" (debate of 18th June, 1804): l'objected to the adminstration of foreign affairs, "and tha: kas teen changed. – Mr. Pitt said " (dcháte of 6th March, 1505, “ A chinge did, no doubt, take “ place, in the ministry; but, that change was made with the entire free-till or the noble lord (Hawkes

bury), and could never hurve been proposed upon any other ground.". 3351

[356 DOMESTIC OFFICIAL PAPERS. | the House, but on the particular subject JANTICA LEGISLATU PE.

liesolutions which the Commons House of Parliament adopted by the House of Assembly of Ja- have ever regarded as resting exclusively maica, relative to the Governor's Speech at with them, viz. the extent of the supply prothe preceding provgation - Datal 12 De

per lo be granted for the exigencies of the cember, 1504. (N. B, The Speech of ike government. The law of parliament on this Governor beri animadverteil on will be subject being very clearly laid down in the found in ibe Registir, l'ol. 1.14.397.) elegant Commentaries of Sir William Black

Report made from the coinmittee ap- stone, the committee will refer to bis authopointed to take into consideratio his honour rity, and with the greater confidence, bethe lieus. gorernor's spe-ch at the lasi proro- Cisuse on political questions he has not been galion, to search into precedents, and to re- respected of partiality for the popular branch port the same wiih their opinioo of the mea- of the constirution ; yet be observes, “ If sures proper to be adopted by the House in the iwo Flouses of Parliament, or either of consequence thereof, stating that they had them, hd avowedly a right 10 animadvert proceeded to take the said speech into their on the Kiig, or each other, or the King had most serious consideration; that, from the a right to animadvert on either of the period of the revolution, when the rights Houses, that banch of the legislature so and privileges of the respective branches of sobject to animadrersion would instantly the lezi lature were more accurately ascer. cease to be part of the supreme power, the tained than in remote and turbulent times, balance of the constitution would be overthe committee have carefully searched the turned, and that branch or branches in Tecords of parliament, and can find no in- whi’h this jurisdiction resided would be comstance of a minister having ventured to sug- pletely sovereign. The supposition of law gest to the sovereign a speech animadvert- Therefore is, that neither she King, or either log on the proceedings of either House of House of Parliament collectively taken, is Parliament. The addresses of his present capable of doing any wrong.” He adds, most sacred majesty in particular have ever that such cases, being out of the reach of been most gracious, worthy of the exalted! express legal provisions, “ if ever they un. virtue which has endeared him to all his fortunately happen, the prudence of the subjects, and dictated by a sacred respect for times must provide new remedies upon new the principles of freedom, which have been emergencies."

ii is the painfod duly of the uniformly displayed by the ilustrious princes commisce, in obedience to the orders of the of the House of Brunswick on the British House, to suggest the proper remedy in the throne : ihe complice have also searched new emergency arising out of his specch: the Journals of this House, and find that, folowing the precedents established by the from the year 1679-80, when the political wisdom of our ancestors, and uniformly acredi constitution of this island may be considered upon by the House of Assembly, the comto have been şertled, there have been few milice recommend to the House 0.come 10 altempis 10 encroach on the libertirs of the the following resolutions ;

-DESOLVED, people, or abridge the privileges of their re- That the loyalty and patrioism of his Mapresentatives, and none but what have been jesty's subjects, the inhabitants of this island, vigilantly attended to and friciy resised by hayo aver. beun most conspicuous, and that the House of Assembly: it is with the deep- their represcartatives could also time be est regret that the committee feel themelves justij.charged with .tet using the supplies under the necessity of giving their opinion necessary for the support of government and that the speech referred to their considera- the defctice of the country, from motives of tion is a breach of the privileges of this disaffection. RESOLVED, That, in the House, which, if submitted to, might be Session of 1903, this House granted for the drawn into precedent, and lead io che most service of the following year 311 040L.: fatal coniequences; it contrins not cniy din Thai-a large proporigin of the olouey cofeu Isct animadversions on the proceedings of was for the expense of the arir; and bara


rack department, wbirh were fu'ly provided lay before the House such papers and do. for to the extent for which the facil of this cuments as may have induced ile couocil to country is pledged.--Resolved, That advise your Honour to signity to the princinothing but an anxious desire to aid and pal officers of His Majesty's customs at the support the government, to the utmost of several ports of this island, that from and our ability, could have induced the House after the expiration of six months, to be to vole so large a supply in the distressed si- conspuled from the 21st of November last, tuation to which our constiruents were re- ibe resolution of the board of the 17th July, duced. RESOLVED, thai the assumption 1800, is to be no longer considered in force. of any branch of the legislature, of a right to (V. B. The order of council relative to which animadvert in any manner upou this House, tbese documents are demanded, will be found in ihe exercise of its righiful powers as a in the present volume of tbe Register, p. 208.) component part of the same legislature, and more especially in matters of supply, is un- JAMAIC, LEGISLATURE.

Resolutions as constitutional, and, if submitted to, would proving of the merilorious Condant of id. destroy the independence of this House, and miral Sir John Thomas Duckworth. Date: the legislative constitution of the island. 17th December, 1804

Resolution agreed to nem. con. that the JAMAICA LEGISLATURE, Extract of a

thanks of this House be presented to ViceLetter from Lord Camder, dated 7th June, Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth, K.B. 3904, 10 tbe Lieut.-Governor of Jamaica, for ihe effectual protection afforded to the and communicated by bim to the House of commerce and coasts of this island, by bis Assembly on ibe 13th of December, 1804, able and disinterested distribution of His Telative to Preachers in the Island.

Majesty's naval forces under bis command; SIR,- herewith transmit to you an and that he be requested to accept a sword order of His Majesty in Council, daied the as a testimony of ihe high sense entertained

of April last, disallowing an act passed by this House of the eaunent services he has by the Legislature of the island of Jamaica thereby rendered to the country.

Mir. in December, 1902, intitled,

An act op

Speaker ordered to transmit to Vice- Adairal prevent preachiog by, persons not duly qua. Sir John Thomas Duckworth, K. B. a copy lified by law," and a further order of His of the above resolution.--To direct the Majesty' io council of the same date, to Receiver-general to reasit to Edmund Pusey which is annexed" the draft of a bill upon Lyon, Esq. the agent of this island, the sum the same subject, which, in compliance with of 1000 guineas, for lhe purpose of purthe directions conditioned in the said order, chasing a sword, to be presented to ViceI am to desire you will take an early oppor- Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth, K.B. tunity of proposing to the Assembly to be passed into a law.


lative io tbe Interference of the Board of JAMAICA ASSEMBLY.—Message relative to Trade, in ihe internal Concerns of tbe Co

Intercourse with America, dated 13th De- lony. Dated 17th December, 1804. cember, 1804.

To send a message to bis honour the House resolve, that it appearing, by an Lieutenant Governor, to acquaint him, tbat order of His Majesty's council, dated the in consequence

of his Honour's message of 21st of November last, and published in the the 12th instant, acıompanied with a reRoyal Gazette, that his Honour be advised | port from the Lords of Trade and Plantations to signify to the officers of His Majesty's to His Majesty, and an order of His Majesty

customs in the respective ports of entry and in council thereupon, the House bave ma• clearance of this island, that from and after turely weighed the purport of the proposition

the expiration of six months, to be com. recommended to them, to enact into a law puted from the present date, the resolution the bill framed by that board for the preof council of the 17th July 1800, is to be no. vention of unlicensed preachers in this island; lorger considered in force, and it being evi. but are of opinion, that any attempt by that dent that the interruption of the intercourse board or of any other to direct or influence the between this island and tbe United States of proceedings of this House in matters of inAmerica cannot fail to be highly detrimen- iernal regulation, by any previous proposital, tbe following message be sent to his tion or decision on what is referred to or Honour the Lieutenant-Governor.- -MAY under their consideration and deliberation, IT PLEASE YOUR Honour,- We are or- is an interference with the appropriate foncdered by the House to wait on your Honour, tions of the House, which it is their bouge and 10 request that you will be pleased to den duty never to submit io.

JAMAICA LEGISLATURB.--Copy of Lord ever, the mertification to state to your Ma.

Camrden's Letter upon the subject of Ameri- | jesty, that our application has been recm Intercourse, upon which ibe Lieutenant- fused ; and, as his Honour's answer to our Governor of Jamaica frunded bis Criter of address informis us, in obedience to the imCorneil of the 21st of November, 1804. perative orders transmitted from England (Sie also bis Ansiver to the Assembly, in by your Majesty's ministers. --Conscious tbis 7 olume, H. 210.) Dated 1766 De- that the wisdom of your Majesty's councember, 1804.

cil never direct and persist in orders (Copy.) - Downing-ssreit, 5lb Sep. inconsistent with both general and indivitember, 1804. -Sir,- In co sequence of dual welfare, suffer us, most gracious and a report of the committee of His Majesty's beneficent Sire, with the utmost humility, Privy Council for Trade and Foreigo Plan. and with hearts replete with gratitude, tations, I am to instruct you not to open the loyalty, and affection, for the inany inports of the island over which you preside estimable blessings we liave ever expefor the admission of articles froni the Ame. rienced under your Majesty's most auspi. ‘rican States, which are not allowed to be cious reign, to represent io your Majesty inported by law (except in cases of real and ihat in times of war, we cannot, without very great necessity'), and not to fail to ap- a permis.ion of this intercourse with the

prize me, in every instance wberein you American States, procure the articles of shall so do, and to state at the saine sime lumber necessary for carrying on the busia the reasons which induced you to adopt the ness of our plantations, and for packages 'measure, taking care also, in every procla- to convey the various produce of the colony mation which shall be issued for this pur- to the markets of Great Britain and Ire. pose, to insert conditions wbich shall pre- land, nor the provisions wanted for our vent importations being made from the States own subsistence, but more especially so of America 6:1 more lavourable Terms, as to for that of our negroes, besides the ac. duties on entry, than on similar importations | commodation which your Majesty's forces "From the British colonijes ja North America, on this station, both by sea and land, dewhere any such duties are due and payab'e. rive from thence; that the British North

- I have the por lo be, Sir, your most American colonies cannot furnish these obedicos humble servant, CAMDEN. supplies; and that, in time of war, BriLieut.-Governor Nugent, &c. &c. &c. tish vessis and British seanien, cannot be

procured to carry on this trade. ---PerJAMAICA LEGISLATURE. Address of mit us, august Sire, while we presume to

the Assembly of Jamaica'to His Majety, lay before you these our most humble and uport tbe Subject of the Probibition of ibe earnest solicitations for the continuance of Litercourse with simeric. Dated 1816

this intercourse, to ex;ress our fullest conDecember, 1804.

fidence that it only requires to make known To the King's most Excellent Majesty. your Majesty the grievavces of your The humble address of the Assembly of faithful and loyal subjects, however distant Jamaica. Musi Gracious Sovereig!, ! from the seat of empire, when your royal We jour Majesty's most dutiful and loyal and paternal regard will direct the proper subjects, the Assembly of Jamaica, most relief. 'humbly beg" leave to subinst to your Majesty's consideration the very serious and JAMAICA LEGISLATURE: --- Prorogation alarming evils, which threaten this clony of the assembly, 18 Dec. 1804. from a Resolution of Council, dated 21st Gentlemen of the Council, -Mr. Speaker, November, 1804, announcing a termina- and Gentlemen of the Assembly, Having fion afier six months from that date, of the passed the bills wbich have been presented intercou ie which has been permitted, in lo me, I grant you the recess which the seatimes of war, betwixt Anerica and this son of the year requires.--Mr. Speaker, tland. The ruinous and fatal conse- and Gentlemen of ihe Assembly, - I reque:ice, inseparable from such' a reasure, turn you my thanks for your dispatch of we have deprecated in an humble address the public business.- Gentlemen of the to his honour the Lieutenant-Governor, to Council, -Mr. Speaker, and Gentlcmen which we have been imeiled by existing of the Assenibly,-1 have very great saris. Facis and the most urgent and imperious faction in acquainting you that the fortificanecessity, which a continuance of the re- lions of this island are about to be put in ciprocal interest of the parent state and the best cate of defence, and I have only iu 'this island, and of the very existence of the recommeudto sou that vigilance and aticntion latter, could dictale, ---It'e base, how. in your respe cure parishes, buih in your

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military and civil capacities, so requisite at W.L. Hughes, Lieut.-Col. Royal Anglesea all times for the security and tranquilliiy of Regiment, the island, but most particularly so at a T. Stanley, Col. 1st Royal. Lancashire Reperiod when, in the event of a

war with

gimeni. Spain, the situation of this colory may be J. Lowther, Col. Westmorland Regiment. jendered much more critical than on former The Marquis of Buckingham having been cccasions.. I do now, in Ifis Majesty's called to the chair,- Several of the lieutegame, prorogue this General Assembly on- nants of counties, and officers of militia, who til Tuesday the 29th January next, and it were present at the meeting convered by is hereby prorogued accordingly.

Mr. Pitt, on Friday, March 1st, for the pur

pose of considering a plan for recruiting the INLISTING FROM THE MUITIA. Resoa army from the militia, by directing the ge

lutions of Militia (Guiets, relative to the in- aeral officers commanding brigades to notify tendal cusure of in listing Mer from the to the militia regiments the powers to be Muitia into the Regular Army; entered given by law to the privales to enlist for life inlo at a Ileting conventol by Public Allver- in such regiments of the line as may be riscinent, at the Thatched House 1 avern, 073 named to receive them, at a bounty of tén Thursday, the 7th of March, 1805. pounds, and for general service, stated to

ibis nieeting the conversation shát* then passMarquis of Buckingham, Lieut. of Bucks. ed, and the objections alojost universally Marquis of Douglas, Colonel Royal Lanark made by every lientenant of county and miRegiment.

hitia offrer then present, to a measure from Earl of Derby, Lieut. of Lancashire.

which they appretend the most fatal conseEarl of Eglintoun, Lieut. of Ayrshire. quences, as being sabversive of every princiEarl of Fitzwilliam, Lieut.' East Riding ple on which the militia Cill exist wiih adYorkshire.

Vantage to the country; and it having been Earl of Fortescue, Lient. of Devon.

further stated, that at the said meeting Lord Earl of Carnarvon, Col. Wiltshire Regiment. Ronney proposed that government should Earl of Rompey, Lieut. of Kent.

be advised to disembody (ander the existing Earl Temple, Coli Royal Bucks Regiment, law) such part of the militia as exceeds Viscount Bulkėley, Licui. of Carnarvon- 40,000 men in England, and 8000 men in sbire.

Scotland, and tliat ip suoh case, and so 5000 Lord Stapley, Col. 2d Royal Lancashire Res as the respective colonels shall have disemgiment.

bodied such proportion of their men, the are Lord Montgomerie, Col. Ayrshire Regiment my shouid be enabled by law to recruit from Lord Folkstone, Capt. Berkshire Regiment. and out of the portion so disembodied, in the Lord Ebrington, Major N. Devon Regiment manner practised in the last war. -RE Lord G. Cavendish, Col. Derbyshire Re- Solyed; ist, That the inlistment into the giment.

regular army of men from the militia is subLord Grantley, Col. Ist Royal Surrey Re: versive of that establishment, aua a violation giment.

of the principles on which it was formed.Lord Braybrooke, Lieut. of Essex..

RESOLVED, 2d, That we have reason to fear Lord Cawdor, Col. Royal Carmarthen Re- that this proposition (as we now understand ginent.

it) will overthrow the first principle of the Hon. J. W. Grimston, Major Hertfordshire militia, by leading genilemen of the first Regiment.

consideration to decline that service. Tion. H. Walpole, Col. West Norfolk Re. ResolvED, 3d, That the measure suggested giment.

by the Earl of Romney tends to remove Sir C. Bampfylde, Capt. 1st Somerset Re. some of the important objections to the sysgiment.

tem proposed: by government, and might be Sir W. W. Wynne, Lieut. Denbigh and Me entertained although this meeting agrees rionetli.

with his lordship, that it does not remove all Sir W. Lennox, Cal. Royal Cornwall Re- the constitutional objections "to it. -- R.. giment.

SOLVED, 4th, That the cordial thanks of this W. Braddyll, Col. 3d Royai Lancashire Rer meeting be given to Lord. Romney for his giment.

constant attention to the constitutional esta." J. Calcraft, Major, Dorset Regiment. blishinent of the militia, and for his particuB. Cooke, Col. 3d West York Regiment. lar services and suggestion on this occasion." K. Ellison, Lieut.-Col. Royal North Lincolo ---RESOLVED, 5th, That government Regiment.

having expressed the wish of collecting the 7. Frankland, Lieuf-Col. North York Re- opinions of the lieutenants of counties 290

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officers of militia, on the subject of the plan necting with our insiitutions the institu. opened by Mr. Pitt, a copy of these resolu- « tions of the different states of Europe: tions ; be transmitted by our chairman as " and to show the regard and respect that I their opinion, by letter, directed to him in “ have, and that we have, for what exists Lon:ion, or this interesting matter, for the among The ne gubouring nations, our information of this merting, to be cammu.

" friends."'-- At two o'clock a deputation nicated afierwards to the secretary of state from the legislative body was introduced lige for the home department, and to the chan- the grand master into the hall of the throne, cellor of the exchequer RESOLVED, Oih, where were present the princes, grand digThat this meeting be adjourned, subject to nitaries, ministers, marsbals, and great ofia the call of the chairman.-RESOLVED, cers of the empire, the senators and conoc). 7th, That the thanks of this meeting be given lors of state. M. Fontanes, the presideni, to the Marquis of Buckingham, their chir- read the address of the legislative body: 10 man.

which the Emperor, sitting, and covered,

Seplied in the following words :--"GeotjeFOREIGN OFFICIAL PAPERS. men, depirties of the departments to the French GoverNMENT.

Proceedings be. "Jegislative boriy. When I tesked to tween the limperor Napoleon and the dif- write to the King of England, I made a ferent l'ublic Bodies.---Paris, 11 Eb. " sacrifice of the most legitimate re-ent1805.

" ments, and the most honourable passions. Yesterday, at noon, the great officers of “ The desire of sparing the blood of my the legion of honour, to whom bis Majesty 6 people raised me above ilo e cbsverahas granted the grand cordon, having been tions which usually determine men. I convoked by the great chaneellor; repaired “ shall always be ready to make the same in grand costume to ibe Palace of the Thuil- « 'sacrifices. I have placed my glory and series, and met in the saloon, preceding the my happiness io ilie happiness of the prehall of the throne. His Majesty being seat- “ sent generation. I wish, that as far as ed on the throne, the princes, and grand dig. my influence may extend, that the reign nitaries took their places in front of the " of plailanthropic and generous ideas may throne. The grand chancellor, and the 66 be the character of the age. It is for me grand treasurer were placed on his right and - to whom such sentiments cannot be Jeft. The grand master of the ceremonies imputed as a weakness-it is for you-it having taken the orders of the Emperor, “ is for the mildest, the most enlightened, then invited successively the princes and " the most humane people, to remind the grand dignitaries to approach the throne, 10 “ civilized nations of Europe, that they only Teceive from the hands of his Majesty the de- form one family, and thai the efforts they corations which have bren presented by the employ in their civil dissentions, are only grand chancellor, and the grand priasurer. “ atracks on the common prosperity.-GenThe princes and graad dignitaries having “tlemen, deputies of the departments to the afterwards taken their accustomed places on " legislative body, I rely on your assistance, the right and left of the throne, the grand as in the bravery of my army:"--The master of the ceremonies introduced one deputation of the legislative body having reafter the other the great officers comprised tired, the grand master of the ceremonies inin the imperial decree of the 12th of this troduced ille tribunaie in a body, when M. month; they received successively from the Fabre, ibe president, read an address ; to hands of the Emperor the grand cordon of whicli his Majesty returned the following the legion of honour, and resumed to the answer:--" Genlemen members of the right and left the places assigned to them, “ tribunate, -The present generation has agreeable to the functions with which they " Deed of happiness and repose. Victory is are invested. --The grand master after- obtained only by the blood of the people. wards introduced the Prince Borghese, who, " The happiness of mine is my first duty as in like manner, řeceived the grand decora- is my first sentiment. I feel in the tion from the hands of his Majesty.---The “ most lively manner all that


have said. Emperor sitting, and covered, then'spoke in " The most delightful recompence for all these words :-“ GENTLEMEN,-The grand " the good that I may have done, will al“ decorations brings you near the throne ways be to me the union and love of this " without requiring from you new oaths; great people." " it imposes on you no new obligations. It is

a completion of the institution of the le- LETTER FROM NAPOLEON to tbe Landam"gion of honour. This grand decoration man of Switzerland, dated 4th January, " has also a particular object; that of con- 1805.

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