1820.) Proceedings in the present Session of Parliament.

13 that between the 10th of October and the 6,000,0001. a year, the means of reducing 10th of December, there had been a falling which enormous expendituré ought cer, off in the revenue of 150,0001. as com tainly to occupy the serious attention of pared with the corresponding term of last the House. year. This was taking the old and new Mr. Vansittari assented to the motions of duties together, and not including Ire- the Hon. Baronet, but was not very sanland. Sioce that period, there had been guine as to the practicability of much fura considerable improvement. He had been ther savings than had already been effected, misunderstood as to another part of his The Chancellor of the Exchequer gave. statement; he had been represented as potice, that after the recess the Chief Jus. saying, that be expected there would be an tice of Chester would move for leave to excess above the expenditure of 5,000,000L. Bring in a Bill to provide for the employ.. He did not mean to say so. The arrange ment of the poor of the Metropolis. He af ment of last session only contemplated an the same time sigáified, that the object of 'excessof 2,000,0001. The rest was to proceed the plan was to employ them in the calfrom the new taxes, which he did not con tivation of Dartmoor. template would produce the full 3,000,0001. Sir W. De Crespigny and Mr. H. Davies

On the contrary, he did expressed their satisfaction at the notice not expect they would yield within that pe now given; and the latter praised the more than 100,0001.

generosity of the Prince Regent, who Sir H. Parnell, in moving for several had refused to grant a lease of Dartmoor, accounts relative to the salaries and ex and reserved it for the purpose of contripences of several public boards, observed, buting, as far as he could, to the relief of that the charges for collecting and maDaging the revenue fell little short of Adjourned to the 15th of February

the farst year.

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for three quarters of any hour, unanim 3usly
On Tuesday, Dec. 28, the Chamber of acquitted the Duke of Rovigo, and ordered
Peers agreed to the Projet de Loi of the him immediately to be 'set' at libert's.
provisional collection of six-twelfths of the The King held his usual Court on the
taxes, according to the assessments of 9th inst. which was attended by the Mi-
1819. After this business had been dis- nisters, the Marshals, a great primber of
patched, a Report was made by the Com. General Officers, Peers, Depu ties, f3cc
mittee of Petitions : one of the Petitions, Marshal Soult, Duke of Dalriatia,
from a Sieur de Vincens, praying that the introduced, and received from the i

ands law of the 16th January 1816, which ba. of his Majesty the baton of a Mars nished the Regicides, inight be repealed as France. The Prince de Talleyra unconstitutional, incurred the high indig. been indisposed for some days; nation of the Peers; which they manifested Ex-Director Barras is dangerous

and the by ordering the petition to be taken out Under the head of Berlin, int

.he French of the Chamber and torn to pieces; and it papers, is the letter of a Prus:

iap Profeswas further resolved, on the motion of sor, M. Wette, to the misthr

ir of Sandt, Marshal the Prince of Eckmuhl (Davoust) after his assassination of Kot that the Committee should for the future soling her for the fall, and :


pologizing for take no notice whatever of any petitious the deed of her son !

Prussian Ma. of a similar character.

jesty has dismissed the P

ofessor from his
On the 3d instant the case of Savary, chair, on account of thi
Duke de Rovigo, came on before the first duction.
Permanent Council of War of the First The greatest activi

y is exerted, and Military Division, at Paris

. The question means, not of che most creditable kind, was, as to the validity of the judgment employed by the Liberals

, to excite the peawarded against him par contumace, on titioning zeal of the electors against any the 24th December 1816, by the Council change in the law 'of elections. of War. It was, somehow or other, pretty

The Kings, on he 6th, received, on the well understood, before the Duke of Ro.'occasions

of the new year, the Queen of vigo surrendered bimself to abide the Sweden, who will reside al Paris, under event, that this judgment against him the title of Countess of Gothland. would be set aside. All the requisite

On the recommendation of the Duke de forms, however, were gone through, and Berri, several establishments have been a very able speech was made in his behalf formed in Paris, for distributing cheap by his Advocate, M. Dupin. The result soup to the poor and indigent was, that the Council, after deliberating

The females of Paris are still kept in a Gent. MAG, January, 1820.

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[Jan. continual state of alarm by the monsters tolic charge to his digcese, peremptorily who prowl about the streets, 'inflicting enjoining every member of the communion wounds upon women ; and who, strange carefully to peruse the Holy Scriptures ; to say, have hitherto escaped detection by pointing out also, that the difference of the police. A lady has also been wounded translation between the Douay and English in a church at Bourdeaux, and another at Bible should be no hindrance, as they are Soissons.

all alike in matter. There appears a strangely mutinous spi.

ASIA. rit in the great schools of France. The An expedition, consisting of the LiverSchools of Medicine and Surgery at Tou, pool frigate, Captain Collier, Eden, Catlouše are now rehearsing the scenes of ron, and Curlew sloops, and four Comturbulence and riot which broke out last pany's cruisers, with 4700 troops under year among the Law Students of Paris. It

Major-General Sir W. Keir, sailed from was found necessary to call in the military. Bombay last September, to rout out the

The Buurdelais ship of discovery, has, pirates in the Persian Gulph. after a voyage of three years and a half, It appears that Lord Amherst is not the arrived ic Bourdeaux. This ship has tra. only Ambassador who bas failed in an emversed the Pacific Ocean, and collected at bassy to the Chinese Court. The Russian the Sandwich Islands some interesting ac Government, in 1805, dispatched a Count counts respecting the fate of the unfortu Golowkin, on a mission thither; when the naté La Peyrouse and his companions. offensive ceremonial of the Kou-tou being ITALY.

insisted on, the Count returned to his own A private letter Naples says, “On country without reaching Pekin. the 1st inst. snow fell here, accompanied

AFRICA. with much thunder. About the middle of the Letters from Tripoli, dated the 11th No. night, the inhabitants were awakened by a vember, announced, that the pacific syssutiterraneous noise ; and soon afterwards tem adopted by that Regency is producing one of the most dreadful eruptions of the happiest effects. Its commerce and Vesuvius commenced that has been wit navigation are fourisbing. No Corsair nessed for twenty years. The inhabitants has issued from the ports of Tripoli since of Torre del Greco, of l'Aunienziata, and the 1st of July 1818 ; and the Dey has soever of Portici, experienced the greatest licited the mediation of England, to make disquietude, apprehending the fate of Her. his peace with all the Christian powers. culaneun and Pompeii. The lava, how. He offers to engage never more to molest ever, fortunately divided itself into five

any foreign flag. torrents, and flowed to the foot of the

It appears by recent accounts from Cape mouutain for the space of a league. The Coast Castle, that that part of the coast crater is much enlarged, a part of its brink of Africa was infested by swarms of pirates having fallen into the gulph. On the 7th of the very worst description; who frequent. the lava still continued to flow.

ly, not content merely with plundering the, M. Sieewin, a Quaker celebrated for vessel, murdered the crews also. This acts of philanthropy, lately had an au happened. 10 a Dutch ship, called the dience of the Pope, at Rome. As the prin- Drie Vrienden, in Dexcore roads, which ciples of his sect did not permit him to was boarded during the night; when the take off his bat, he suggested that some captain, mate, and all the crew, were in-, one might do this for him in the anti-cham- humanly butchered ; and the ship was af. ber; and it was done by M. Carrecini, ofterwards blown up by the marauders. the Secretary of State's Office.

Letters have been received from the A Circular Letter has been addressed by Cape of Good Hope of the 30th of Octothe Pope to the Lrish Prelates on the sub. ber. Lord Henry Somerset, up to that ject of the Bible Schools. Among other date, was still engaged in treating, it was severe animadversic'ns he remarks, that the reported, with the Caffre Chiefs for the “ Directors of these Schools are, generally cession of a large portion of their terrispeaking, Methodists, who introduce Bi- tory. The late military operations have bles, translated into English by “the Bi. terminated in the total discomfiture and ble Society,” and abounding in errors; dispersion of the savages. with the sole view of seducing the youth,

AMERICA, &c. and entirely eradicating from their minds Advices from the United States say, the truth of the Orthodox faith." But that some important commercial arrangenotwithstanding this order, and though ments have lately been entered into be. a rescript issued by the Roman Catholic tween the Government of the United States Archbishop of Tuam, in accordance with and the King of Prussia. By these, all it, is in circulation in his diocese, still the vessels belonging to his Majesty are Bible is sought for in the counties of Mayo, placed on the same footing, as to tonnage, Sligo, and Galway, with the greatest avi as those of America ; and also as to the dity by the Roman Catholic peasantry. – duty on goods imported by them, being Mr. Walsh, Roman Catholic Bishop of the produce or manufacture of Prussia. Waterford, has lately addressed an Apos. An order had been issued from the Trea.


1820.) Abstract of Foreign Occurrences.

75 sury Department at Washington, address- precedence; and it may be seen from the ed to the Collectors of the different ports context of the Message, that the fate of of the Union, for carrying these regula Florida is determined. The President, in tions into effect.

justification of the conduct of the AmeriNotwith:tanding the prohibitory laws of can Government, enters into an historical the American Legislature, two vessels narrative of the wrongs sustained by Amesailed from New York on the 1st ult, ricaii citizens from 'Spain some twenty wholly laden with arms and ammunition, years ago, and of the engagements entered known to be for Lord Cochrane's squadron, into by the Spanisb Government for makand other Patriot armaments.

The car

ing compensation to the Americans for goes were paid for in hard dollars.

their losses. The 'negotiations on these King Christophe, of Hayri, has taken points are represented to have been conthe prudent course of securing the attach: ducted on the part of Spain with all the ment of his troops, by conceding to them wily hypocrisy which, unhappily for the grants of land, and advancing to them the interests of mankind, too frequently dismeans of cultivating them; while they are tinguish the diplomatic intercourse of rival still within the reach of a summons to mic States, and were protracted until the year litary duty. Conscious of his strength, 1818, when Don Onis, the Spanish Ministhe King rejects all overtures from France, ter to the United States, with the full coothat shall not come to him, with the .re. currence of his Government, concluded a coguition of his independence, as from treaty with the United States ; by which, ove brother King to another.

among other points, Florida was to be The two Houses of Congress met on ceded to the Americans. The King of Monday, the 6th ult. In the Senate, the Spain has hitherto refused to ratify the proceedings were confined to the appoint, treaty; alleging, that the Government ment of some standing committees, and of the United States has attempted to'alter other matters of regulation. In the House the effect of the 8th article of the treaty, of Representatives, an election took place relative to some private grants of land in for the office of Speaker ; when Mr. Clay, Florida ; and also, that it encouraged the of Kentucky, was re-chosen, by, a majo. buccaneering expedition which some time rity of 147, out of 155 votes. Mr. Clay, since seized upon the province of Texas. in his address of thanks, observed, that The President replies to the first charge, “ during the Session which was about to that these grants were actually antedated, open, there was every reason to anticipate, in order to come within the treaty: and if that the matters which the House would be so, this, it will be acknowledged on all required to consider and decide would hands, was a transaction so much in the possess the highest degree of interest." nature of a fraud, that it ought not to be The Houses having dispatched preliminary suffered to stand for a moment against the business, on the next day the President, fair sense and honourable construction of Monroe, transmitted to the Congress the the treaty. The second allegation is met opening Message, or Speech, which pre by a positive denial on the part of Mr. sents an interesting view of the political Monroe ; who declares, that every sort of state of the Union, with reference to its discouragement had been shown to such external relations and domectic economy: adventurers, whose project had utterly

The President commences by congratu failed. The President having argued the Jating Congress on its once more being merits of the case, avd shown not only enabled to meet in the Capitol, in conse that Spain was bound by good faith to ra. quence of the restoratiou of the public tify the treaty, but that the opinion of buildings.

France and Great Britain had been une. He next notices the sickness which has quivocally expressed in favour of the rati. lately ravaged some of the principal cities; fication, he suggests to the Congress the the health of wbich, he now assures them, propriety of considering, “ whether it will is completely restored the unusual not be proper for the United States to carry drought which has prevailed in the Middle the conditions of the treaty into effect, in the and Western States; but says, the harvest, same manner as if it had been ratified by though less abundant than usual, will be Spain, claiming on their part all its advan sufficient for home consumption, and will tages, and yielding to Spain all those seeven leave a large surplus for exportation cured to her.” He admits, however, that and the derangement of some of the

the case forms a strong appeal to the monied institutions, which has, however, candour, magnanimity, and honour of the diminished " by being left to those reme. United States :" that “ much is due to dies which its obvious causes suggested." courtesy between nations ;” and, above

The President then directs the attention all, that “ by a short delay they should of Congress to concerns with Foreign lose nothing ; and thence concludes, that Powers. The negociations with Spain re it "might be proper to make the law prolative to the cession of Florida, being posed for carrying the conditions of the primary in point of interest, have the treaty into effect, 'contingent; to suspend

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Abstract of Foreign Occurrences. [Jan. its operation upon the responsibility of the admits, deeply affected the manufacturExecutive, in such manper as to afford an ing, as well as commercial, interests of opportunity for such friendly explanations the United States. To devise remedies for as may be desired during the present Ses these evils, he leaves to the wisdom of sion of Congress.”

Congress. The President speaks of the South He then notices the new works that are American contest with a manifest leaning nearly completed, or going on; such as to the Independents-either with the view those in the Gulf of Mexico, the Chesaof intimidating Perdinand, or conciliating peake Bay, on the Poptomac, below Alexthe new republics. The progress of the audria, on the Peapatch in the Delaware, war, he remarks, has operated manifestly and at the Narrows in New York Harbour; in favour of the Colonies; and he glances as well as the establishment of new stations generally at the probable acknowledgment on the Mississippi and the Missouri. by the United States of the Independent “ Much progress has been made in the Governments in South America as an construction of ships of war, and in the erent not far distant. The observance of collection of timber and other materials a strict neutrality between the contending for ship-building." parties is, however, still to be enforced. The Message concludes by recommend

The relations between Great Britain and ing, that the American squadron shall not the United States occupy a short, though be withdrawn from the Mediterraneans pithy portion of the Message. The sum and states, that it has been found neces.' of what the President communicates on sary to maintain a strong naval force in that head is, that, having found it imprac. the Atlantic, the Pacific, and Indian Seas, ticable to obtain from England a more un to protect their commerce from the piracies restrained and ample intercourse between of adventurers from every country.-Or: the United States and the British colonies, ders have been sent to the commanders of both in the West Indies and on the Conti. their public ships, to bring all such vessels, nent, be recommends to Congress further navigated under the American flag, to be

prohibitory provisions" in the laws re proceeded against according to law. Jating to that intercourse.

Such are the leading points of this im. The true intent of the article of the portant public document ; in which the treaty of Ghent, in relation to the carrying President of the United States has dis. off, by British officers, of slaves from the played a degree of wisdom and modera: United States, has been referred to the tion highly honourable to himself as a decision of a foreign Sovereign, the com statesman; and which, if strictly acted mon friend of both parties ; and his an upon, cannot fail to redound to the cha. swer is to indicate what further measures racter and interests of his country. are to be pursued by the United States on New South Wales.-The population in this subject.

1817, was 17,165.: in 1819, 21,294. In Mr. Monroe describes the revenue as 1817, The acres of land in cultivation being in a Nourishing condition, notwith were 230,361; in 1818, 284,852. In 1818, standing the pecuniary embarrassments the colony contained 3454 horses, 6457 which still continue to exist in various horned cattle, 73,361 sheep, and 22,633 parts of the Union; and which have, he hogs.

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PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. bridge, beg leave to offer to your Royal CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY ADDRESS. Highness a renewed assurance of our un. Dec. 7. At two o'clock, bis Royal abated, devotion to your Royal Highạess, Highness the Prince Regent held a Court and to his Majesty's Government. at Carlton House. His Royal Highness “ Connected, by the most sacred obli. the Duke of Glocester (who arrived in gations, with the support of the civil and London on Monday evening, to be in rea ecclesiastical establishments, we trust that diness to head the University of Cambridge the sincerity of our attachment is unques, in presenting the Address to the Prince,) tioned. But we are peculiarly apxious, at came to Carlton House at a quarter past this juncture, to express to your Royal three o'clock, to meet the Members of the Highness how deeply sensible we are of University, who arrived in procession, two the dangers by which they are assailed. and two, from Willis's Rooms, where they “ The attacks of infidelity and blas. had assembled at three o'clock. The Duke phemy, (audacious and persevering bea of Gloucester, as Chancellor, presented yond all former example, have awakened the Address, wbich was as follows:

our liveliest apprehensions: convinced as « We, his Majesty's most dutiful and we are that the corruption of the human loyal subjects, the Chancellor, Masters, heart renders it liable to be seduced, by


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1820.) Intelligence from various Parts of the Country. 77 doctrines flattering the pride of human Royal Highness presides, and inadmisreason, and favourable to an uncontrolled sible under any Government which pos. exercise of the most powerful of human sesses the right of defending and main. passions; while the general extension of taịning itself. {iterary acquirements (a signal blessing, « In other instances they have openly if under the controul of good principles), proceeded to carry such revolutionary has 'facilitated the circulation of works purposes into execution; and in many subversive of all morality and religion. more, the meetings which have assembled

“We, therefore, beg leave to offer to under pretexts more consistent with the your Royal Highness our sincerest thanks, law, have been accompanied with such for having directed the persons engaged in circumstances, as demonstrated that their this pernicious traffic to be brought to jus- real objects were totally foreign to delitice: and we confidently trust that the beration or discussion among themselves, decisions of our tribunals will effect its or solicitation or remonstrance with the complete suppression.

Government. « Whilst our most revered institutions " In this state of the country, we acare thus protected from insult, we are sen knowledge with gratitude the paternal sible that miods open to conviction must care and prudence of your Royal Highbe guarded by the powers of reason and ness in assembling the Parliament. We argument. We shall ever bear in mind, look forward with confidence to its decithat it has been the great glory of Chris- sions, whether judicial or legislative. tianity to derive an accession of strength And we trust that, with the aid of its deli. from the most open and powerful attacks berations, your Royal Highness' will (by of its adversaries. We are proud to reflect the blessing of Almighty God) successfully that many of the ablest and most devoted defend against the machinations of daring Champions of our Faith, both in ancient and desperate adventurere, that Gorernand modery times, have sprung from the ment which has stood the tests of so many bosom of our University. And we assure ages, and which, in our own age, your your Royal Highness, that we look back Royal Highness has been the happy into their learned and pious labours, not only strument, under Providence, of rescuing as supplying weapons against the renewal from the greatest perils, both external and of attacks which they have successfully internal, by unparalleled and ever glo. repelled; but as furnishing the strongest rious victories, and by firmness, jastice, incitement to imitate their glorious ex and moderation in council.” ample, in combating new errors ; and in After the Address, the Prince Regent training the minds of those with whose returned the following appropriate Anéducation we are intrusted, in the soundest principles of religion.

“I return you my warmest thanks for “ We are aware of the intimate coi) this loyal and dutiful Address. nexion that subsists between the attacks “ It is peculiarly gratifying to me to upon our boly religion, and the designs receive at this time such a testimony of which are carried on against our laws and your zealous and unabated attachment to constitution. The same persons have the Civil and Religious establishments of taken a conspicuous lead in both: and the your country: and I am fully persuaded same evil spirit of presumption and in that you will ever consider it as your insubordination' prompts them to resist all dispensable and first duty to cherish and controul, and to rise in rebellion against inculcate that reverence for our Holy Re. all laws, both human and divine. They ligion, and that firm adherence to the true have availed themselves of the distress and principles of the Constitution in Church sufferings of the lower orders, to excite in and State, on which the preservation of all them a hatred of the Government, which is that is most valuable to us must wholly equally necessary for the protection of all depend. ranks in every condition, whether of pros. « At this important conjuncture, I rely perily or adversity.

with confidence on the wisdom of Par. “ They have abused our most valuable liament, and on the active and cordial coprivileges, for the worst and most dan operation of the great body of his Majesty's gerous purposes.

subjects, to enable me to arrest the pro“ The right we enjoy of petitioning our gress of infidelity and sedition, to frustrate Government upon its public measures, they the designs of the disaffected; and, under have perverted by meeting for the avowed the favour of Divine Providence, to restore object of demanding of that Goveromént tranquillity to the nation.” to put an end to its own existence; by sub They were all most graciously received. stituting for the established coustitution of Dec. 21. This day the beautiful new an essential branch of the legislature, a parish Church of Dudley, was opened by wild and impracticable democracy, un. the solemn act of consecration. The Biknown to our laws. Such purposes, we shop of Worcester performed the service conceive, are equally unconstitutional un in a very impressive manner, to a crowded der the Government over which your congregation, and the Vicar of the parish



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