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Earls-- Stanhope, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Douglas...Douglas (Morton)... Mulgrave
...Bradford...Stuart, (Moray)...Harewood Egremont, 2.
...Rolle...Carrington...Bayning... Bolton.... Radnor, 2, 3, 6.
Northwick...Eldon... St. Helen's... Thomond
- Three protests were delivered into the Breadalbane, 2, 3, 6, 7.
House of Lords upon the result of Lord Stair, 2, 3, 6.
MELVILLE's trial, but the length to which Enniskillen, 7.
they extend prevents us from inserting them Donoughmore, 2, 3, 6, 7.
The first of these protests, which is signed Rosslyn, 2, 3, 6, 7.
Vassal Holland Charleville, ?:
Suffolk & Berkshire Oxford & Mortimer
was given in Westminister Hall; it consists King, 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9.
merely of an objection to the form of proPonsonby, 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9.
ceeding, the Noble Dissentients contending Dynevor, 7.
that " it was the invariable practice of the Holland, 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10.
House, in cases of high Crimes and MisdeGrantley, 2, 3, 6, 7.
meanours, to come to some vote within the Rawdon, 2, 3, 6, 7.
Chamber of Parliament on the merits of Bulkeley, 6, 7.
the charges presented by the Commons." Somers, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8.
The second protest, which was delivered Fife, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8.
after the verdict was given in Westminster Grimston, 2, 3, 6, 7.
Hall, is founded upon the answer to the Gage, 2, 3, 7.
second charge; it is signed, Auckland, 2, 3, 6, 7.
De Dunstanville Lauderdale
Suffolk and Berkshire
Augustus Frederick Oxford and Mortimer Dawnay, 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, IO.
This protest relates to the permission al-
ledged to have been given by Lord MerCarysfort, 2, 3, 6, 7.
VILLE to Mr Trotter, his Paymaster, to Ellenborough, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8. draw from the Bank of England, for other Lauderdale, 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10. purposes than for application to naval serCrewe, 2, 3, 6, 7.
vices, contrary to“ an act for the better
The third protest is signed
Augustus Frederick Lauderdale
Suffolk and Berkshire mouth (Lord Chamberlain)...Bridgewater St John
Oxford and Mortimer ... Westmoreland...Essex... Doncaster(Buc De Dunstanville Dundas cleugh )...Bristol...Macclesfield ... Graham It refers to the answer to the sixth and se(Montrose)...Hardwicke...Chatham... Ba. venth questions, and contends that, in vio. thurst ... Uxbridge ... Camden ... Strange lation of the letter and spirit of the said act (Athol)... Mount Edgecumbe ... Digby... of Parliament, Mr Trotter, by desire of Onslow...Chichester... Fortescue... Powis... Lord MELVILLE, “ opened an account Strathmore...Kelly...Aboyne...Glasgow... called the Chest Account, in which he debia Westmeath...Longford...Lucan... Limerick t-d Lord Melville with 10,000l. being ...Caledon.
the sum of money for which Lord Viscount Viscounts.., Wentworth ... Hampden ... Melville, by his own confession, was at Lowther.
that time accountable to the public;" and Bishops...Bath and Wells...Chichester. “ that various advances were made at subse.
Barons....Spencer (Blandford)...Hay... quent periods on the same account," &c. Boston....Cathcart....Rodney...Elliot...Bo. This protest is the longest of the whole, ringdon...Berwick... Montague.....Hawkes. and is founded chiefly on the arguments bury...Kenyon... Braybrook... Amherst... urged by the Managers,
Proceedings of Parliament.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Deputy Purveyor, and Hospital Mate,
from 16l.to 201.-Physician and Purvey. Monday, July 14.
or, from 301. to 401.--Commissaries at IN N a Committee of Supply the Secreta- 205. per day, from 3cl. to 40l.--Ditto, at
ry at war explained the rates of aug- 155. per day, from 261. to 301.-Ditto at mentation of pay to be allowed to the los. per day, from 20l, to 261. army--and moved that 161,700l, be The augmentation to the Foot Guards granted towards defraying the expence
is as follows: of such additional allowances-agreed Serjeant-Major and Quarter Master to.
Serjeant, per day 2s. 8d. ; serjeant 25. The followiog are the rates of aug- corporal after 14 years service is. 7d.; mentation :
from 7 to 14, isi 6d. below, is. 5d.; Lieutenant-Colonels to be raised from privates after 14 years service, is. 3d. ; 155. vid. to 178. per diem.–Majors, from 7 to 14, 1s. 2d.; below 7, no ads from 145. id. to 16s.-Captains, from vance. 95. 5d. to ios. 6d.; two stillings more The Militia Officers Bill passed thro' to be allowed to Captains having the
a committee after a good deal of oppoBrevet of Major, or any superior rank. sition from Sir W. Elford, Mr Yorke, --Lieutenants, from ss. 84. to 6s.6d. Col. Bastard, and others, who contendand one shilling more to be allowed to ed that the measure was degrading to Lieutenants of above seven years stand- the Militia, and à breach of faith with ing.--Ensigns, from 45. 8d. to ss. 3d.- them, as by their original engagement Adjutants from 8s. to 8s. 64.Quarter they were entitled to the same pay as masters, from gs. 8d. to 6s. 6d.--Ser. the regulars, and that it was in fact subjeant-Majors and Quartermaster-Ser. versive of the Militia Laws, The bill jeants from 2010. to 2s.6d.--Serjeants was passed (July 16) after strong oppo. from is. 6. tois. iod.---Corporals, sition, on a division, 35 to 24. after 14 years service, is, ód. ; ditto, from seven to fourteen, is, 5d.; ditto,
Tuesday, July 15. below seven, is. 4d.;--Privates after In a committee on Earl Nelson's e. fourteen years service is. 2d.; ditto state bill, Col, Wood thought that soeol. from seven to fourteen, 1s. 1d.; ditto per annum was à sufficiept reward, as below seven is.
the money was voted to a collateral In addition to these rates, the officer branch of the family. Mr Rose and commanding a battalion is to receive Lord Henry Petty supported the bill, a further allowance of 35. a day, and which passed thro' the committee with Field Officers of Infantry Regiments at some new clauses added to regulate the home are to be allowed forage for one purchase of the estate, &c. In the horse.-Officers holding double appoint- course of his speech Mr. Rose stated, ments, whether Staffor Regimental, are that Lord Nelson, on his leaving Eng. not to have the increase of pay. The land to take the command off Cadiz, in. Lieutenants of Militia are not to get formed him (Mr Rose) that all the pro. any additional allowance beyond 6s. od. perty he had in the world was not worth a-day, after seven years.
above 15,000l, and that his debts were The increase of Pensious to Officers' nearly as much. Widows are as follows :-Lieut. Colo. nel from sol. to bol.--Major from 40l.
Wednesday, Yuly 16. to sol.Captain and Paymaster, from Mr Robson rose to make his promised 30l. to 401. Licut. and Surgeon, from motion respecting barracks. He said 261. to 30l.
Second Lieutenant, Cor- the most enormous abuses and specunet and Ensign, Quartermaster, Adju- lations existed relative to barracks ; for tant, Assistant Surgeon, and Veterinary common shells of barns in the Isle of Surgeon, from 2012 to 261.--Chaplain, Wight, the sum of 200l, a-year had been
given-; though they were kept in re- ble length into the case of Mr Roberi. pair by Government. The rent was af. son of Strowan, a Genileinan whose terwards lowered one half; but even estates had been forfeited for the rebel. that was far too much. He had confin- lion of his ancestors in the years 1690 ed a former motion of his to the Isle of and 1715, but restored to him by the Wight ; his present motion should re- act of Parliament in 1784 ; the case of late to the whole of the temporary bar. this Gentleman, he stated, was one of sacks throughout England, many of peculiar hardship; the interest of the which had been used but a short time heritable debts on all the other forteited in the course of the year.
He then estates had been regularly paid by Go. concluded with moving, that there be veroment out of the rents, so that upon laid before the House, an account of all the landlords getting them restored in the temporary barracks in the king- 1784, they received them on the same dom, hired by Government from the footing as their ancestors held them.--year 1793 to 1806: that the whole ac, In the case of Mr Robertson, however, count should contain 15 columns, com
the interest of the debts on his estate prehending the various circumstances hat no: been pais, so that upon getting Jelating to the buildings, &c.
it restored, he was in a worse siiuation Mr Robson, in the course of his speech, than any other proprietor in siruilar cirstated one case of a house, which being cumstances. taken by a Lady for 30l. was let for The Lord Advocate replied to Mr Pera mess of officers at 701. and the reason cival at some length, and with his usual assigped by this fair dame was, that as ingenuity; he ridiculed the idca that she saw every body robbing the pub. the Highlanders of Scotland were not ta lic, she conceived she had a right to get be benefited by the erection of the Court something in the scramble.
of Justice, and a Lunatic Asylum ; and Lord H, Petty adinitted the existence as to the case of Mr Robertson of Strow. of considerable abuses in that depart. an, he would remind the Hon. Mem. ment, and after some conversation, the ber opposite of the good old proverb, motion was agreed to.
that a "Gift horse should not be looked Wednesday, July 16.
in the mouth." In committees, resolved that the The Chancellor of the Exchequer sug. Lords of the Treasury be empowered to gested that Mr Robertson of Strowan raise money by a Lüttery of 100,000 might obtain some compensation upon tickets ; that a bounty of 5s. 6d. per application to the Committee ; when, cwt. be allowed on oil of vitriol export. after considering the Report of the comed, and that a million be granted to the mittee, it was resolved, East India company, to repay so much " That the sum of 9641. out of arrears of the sum expended by them in the of rent of the Perth estate, of 10901, out public service.
of the arrears of the Lovat estate, and of SCOTS FORFEITED ESTATES.
12,000l, out of the unexhausted balance
and surplus of the rent of the different On the motion of Sir John Sinclair, furfeited estates in Scotland, be applied the House went into a Committee on to the purposes of taking down the old the Report respecting the Scots forfeite and erecting a new Exchequer Chamed estates accounts (for which see page ber in Edinburgh. That 750cl. out of 659.) when
the same unexhausted balances be apMr Percival rose to oppose the grant. plied towards the erection of a harbour ing of the sums proposed by the com. at Wick in Caithness. That scol. per mittee; he stated that he considered annum for ten years be granted out the funds proceeding from the forfeited of the same fund to the Highland Socieestates as having been devoted to what ty of Scotland, for the purpose of en. was called Highland purposes exclusive. couraging agriculture in that part of the ly: he considered the grant of such large country; the Society becoming bound sums as were proposed for building a new to pay the annuities to the surviving Court of Exchequer and a Lunatic A. officers of the Board of Forfeited Essylum at Edinburgh, as being for the tates during the said period. That the benefit of the Lowlands of Scotland en. sum of 20001. be granted towards the tirely. He then entered at considera. erection of a Lunatic Asylum in EdinSept. 1806,
burgh. burgh. And that the residue of said
Thursday, June 12. unexhausted balance or surplus be vest- An order was made for entering a ed in the Commissioners for Roads and minute in the Journals of the acquittal Bridges in Scotland, for the purpose of of Lord Melville, and the impeacbinent promoting Canals, Iron Railways, Har- against him was dismissed. It was also bours, Roads, and Bridges, in that ordered, that an account of the trial Country.”
should be printed under the authority Thursday, July 17.
of the Lord Chancellor *. The Royal Family annuity bill, Lord
Friday, June 13. Nelson's annuity bill, and several others, In the committee on the mutiny bill, were passed. The following account the slause respecting limited service was presented of offices and salaries an- was opposed by the Earls of Westmore. nexed there to held by certain branches land and Cambden, the Duke of Mon. of the Royal Family :
trose, The Prince of Wales, as Colonel of the 10th Dragouns, 10851. 175. 60 ; The
* The publication of the proceedings Duke of York, as Ranger of Windsor on Lord Melville's trial has given rise Forest, rated 401. Allowance for fire to a law suit in Chancery. Mr Gurney, wood, &c. ul. For New Lodge, &c. the short-hand writer, was the person 301 ; As Commander in Chief, 33711. is. empowered by the Lord Chancellor, to 3d. For first Regiment of Guard's, rated take down the whole proceedings, and 6681 ; As Colonel of the both Regti to publish them under his Lordship's au2381; The Duke of Clarence, for half thority. This Mr G. did in a large 8vo. pay., 7301 ; For Bushy Park, 1281. gs. volume, which sold for 10s. 6d. A few 8d; The Duke of Kent, First Regt. of days after this publication, Messrs. Foot 7751. 125, 60; As Governor of Longman and Rees published another e: Gibraltar 36431; The Duke of Cum. dition of this trial at the price of 5s.berland, as Colonel of the 15th Regt. Mr G. applied to the Lord Chancellor 10851. 175. 60; As Lieut. General on for an injunction to restrain these de. the Staff, &c. 13481. 88; The Duke of fendants from printing and publishing Cambridge, as Colonel of the Coldstream the said trial, he being the only person Regt. of Guards, 6681. 55. 70; The authorised to do so, Duke of Sussex as Lieut. General on The Attorney Gen, for Mr Gurney, the Staff, 13481. '8s; The Duke of contended, that the House of Lords had Gloucester, ditto, 13481. 8s.
a legal right to appoint a person to pub
lish an accurate report of their proceed. Wednesday, July 23.
ings, to prevent the circulation of false Before tbe Speaker took the chair, or incorrect'statements; and in particuthe Usher of the Black Rod entered the lar quoted the case of the trial of the House, and summoned the House to Duchess of Kingston in 1776, wbere attend his Majesty's Commissioners in Mr Bathurst, who had purchased the the House of Peers. On the return of MS. from the short-hand writer, obthe Members, the Speaker read his Ma- tained an injunction against Mr Kearjesty's Speech in the usual form, and sley. Mr Percival argued on the other the Members immediately dispersed. side, that no branch of the Legislature nor
any Court of Justice, had such a legal
right, that being vested by law in the HOUSE OF LORDS.
Crown alone, The time of their Lordships having The Lord Chancellor considered the been much oecupied in the considera question as certainly involved tion of the articles of impeachment difficulty, but the case of the Duchess against Lord Melville, little public of Kingston was a precedent so directly business came under discussion during in point, that he granted the injunction. the latter part of the session, except It is to be remarked, that some book. going through the bills that had pre: sellers in Edinburgh having published viously passed the House of Commons. an edition from Longman's copy, the On these, few observations were made, latter applied to the Court of Session and no debate of importance took place for an interdict against them, which After the conclusion of the trial, the the Court refused, not considering such attendance of the Peers was very thin. a publication as literary property.
trose, and Lords Boringdon, Hardwicke, him information. The great source of Hawkesbury, and Mulgrave.
the evil existed in the constitution of រ
supported by the Duke of Gloucester, the Court itself, and in the mode of carEarls Spencer, and Moira, and Lords rying on suits, by written memorials, Caernarvon, Grosvenor, King, Roslyn, pleadings and arguments, all of which Holland, and Grenville. The latter must be separately perused and studied observed, that it had been asked what by each of the fifteen Lords of Session. statesman, with a statesman's mind, had After the minutest investigation, he ever proposed to any country such a had digested the changes which he had measure for adoption ? He would de. conceived to be absolutely necessary clare the statesman whose authority he in the constitution of this Court, and would offer for the measure. It was in appeals to it from inferior judicatotirat consummate statesman (Mr Pitt,) ries, into a series of resolutions, which whose irreparable loss the country he would now propose for the adoption had so recently to deplore. It was of the Committee, intending, when the from him that he had learned the prin- Report should be presented, to move ciple. It was one which he knew oc- that it should be taken into considera. cupied his great mind, and was decisive tion on a day which was likely to be in his opinion for many years. There beyond the duration of the present Ses. was not a single argument that had sion. In the interval, the subject would been offered against the bill that had receive all that attention wbich it so not been urged by himself against the peculiarly claimed from Parliament and principle to that great statesman, in re- the people of Scotland, and it would be peated discussions between them on the brought forward next session with all subject, and that was not ably and con- the advantages resulting from that cir. vincingly answered by his lamented cumstance. His Lordship then went friend.---- The Committee divided on the at considerable detail into the constituclause--ayes 94, noes 31.
tion and practice of the Court of Session, The Earl of Aboyne presented several and described the substance of each repetitions from Peers of Scotland, stating solution proposed as a remedy for the the vacancy which they conceived to existing inconveniences. The princihave been caused in the Representative pal alterations which he suggested were, Peerage of that country, in consequence
that the Court shall be divided into of the Earl of Eglintoun, one of the six. three Chambers of concurrent jurisdicteen Representative Peers of Scotland in tion, each consisting of five Judges : that the present Parliament, having been the pursuer should be required in his created a Peer of the United Kingdom summons to state the facts of the case, of Great Britain and Ireland, and pray- separate from the law, and the defending such relief therein as to the house er, in his defences; to deny or admit should seem meet.-Ordered to lie on them; that upon such denial or admisthe table, but no other proceeding ensued. sion, the fact may be directed to be tried Wednesday, June 18.
by an issue of a Jury, at the application The House resolved into a commit- of either party, or the discretion of the tee ; and Lord Grerrville addressed their Court; that the judgment of each ChamLordships on the subject of the admini- ber may be revised by the remaining stration of Justice in Scotland. Flis at. ten Judges, sitting in a Court of Review; tention he stated was called to the and that appeals shall be to the House subject by the immense arrears of of Lords only from the final judgment appeals from that country, which had of the Court of Review. accumulated to an extent productive His Lordship then stated a variety of of the greatest inconvenience, both to regulations calculated to expedite apthe suitors and to that House. On peals, and to diminish their number.-. further enquiry, he found that the Court Among these was one respecting the
of Session was reduced to a state of si-, granting of costs in cases of vexationis - inilar embarrassment, by the multiplici. appeals. This was a point on which he Ety of suits. In seeking a remedy for did not now mean to propose any re"this most serious evil, he had applied to solutions, but to which he wished their *those who, from their official situation Lordships to turn their minds. Many - and professional practice in the Courts causes were brought before the House below, were most capable of affording without any hope of ultimate success,