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i his majesty, and their desire to support the whenever they discussed the subject, and as honour of his crown, are undiminished.' breaking through a p:ivilėge of that house,

It was fecondled by Mr. Si. John., in which all bills for taxes ought to ori

Mr. Dundas laid, that the hon. gen. ginate. He concurred with what had been tleman must have forgotten the whole hil- to well said of the constitution of the countory of the war, by declaring that no suc- try, and could not too often hear repeated celles had been gained by our armies in the inestimable blessings arising from a the East; for the direct contrary was the corribination of liberty and order, if those fact. It was well known, that, in former repetitions were not made for invidious wars, the coast of Malabar was in poffef- purposes. He fully agreed with the hon. fion of the enemy, whence he drew the baronet, in his opinion upon France, that major part of his resources. The whole of if the were juftifiable in the overthrow of that coast had however been taken from her constitution, because it was essentially him, and the rajahs and polygars had been bad, it was our duty to exert ourselves to tendered independent. We were in pof- maintain our constitution, which was essession of their hearty assistance, and our sentially good. The difference between confederates had each obtained brilliant the former constitution of France and our advantages : the Mahrattas had taken Bar- constitution was as great as the difference war, and the Nizam had obtained many between good and evil; as great as beconsiderable advantages on his part. Tippoo tween tyranny and freedom. He lamentwas cut off from bis resources, and crip- ed, however, that his majesty, having exá pled; Bangalore had fallen to our arins, presled so much in favour of order, had and many of his other forts. Tippoo not also expressed his regret for the difwas now hemmed up in a close garrison, in türbance of that order in the latt fummer. a narrow district, in which he would not Mr. Fox here entered into the riots at be able long to find provision for his forces, Birmingham, condemning them as dirAlluding to the fear entertained by the graceful to the nation, and aś scenes that hon. gentleman, of danger from the king's could not be too much reprobated. He recommendation of a reduction of taxes, then entered largely into the campaign in he observed that it would excite no alarm : India, contending that, primâ fòcie, there he would not, however, search for prece- were no grounds to support that part of dents; being well convinced, that if such the address, expressive of the able conduct 2 recommendation from the crown were of lord Cornwallis. novel, the novelty would not leffen the The chancellor of the exchequer des agreeable sensation with which such a re- fended the conduct of earl Cornwallis, commendation would be received.

which he considered not only as able but Major Maitland said, that the war in brillianti Noticing the other parts of Mr. India had been far from successful; that Fox's speech, he went into some argument our successes were only shewn by retreats, to prove, that the statu quo was obtained And our victories by disgrace.

for the Porre in the definitive treaty with General Smith contended, that the war Austria. Relative to Russia and the Porte had been attended by the most brilliant he said but little, as a discussion on that successes ; that it had not been procralti- topic would come with greater propriety on pated; that it was just and politic; and a future day. He reprobated, with Mr. he fincerely hoped peace might never be Fox, in the strongest terms, the unfortu, permitted, till Tippoo was extirpated. nate riots at Birmingham, but challenged

Mr. Fox declared his fincerity in con- any man to Mew when, upon any similar gratulating his majesty upon every felicity occasion, measures equally prompt and efenjoyed by his august family, and acknow- fectual had been adoped to suppress them, ledged that many other parts of the speech To do away every idea of an improper met his unqualified approbation. He felt suggestion in the speech, relative to the remuch satisfaction in the promised reduction duction of taxes, he shewed, that the reof our establishments. With respect to commendation was equally general with the empress and the Porte, he rejoiced, the requisition of supplies, and quoted prethat the exertions of opposition had com. cedents : his majelty neither stated at what pelled ministers to recede from meatures advance of the surplus of the revenue it impolitically calculated to involve us in a would be proper to divide, or in whác war in which we were in no degree in- manner the division should be made: the terested. He lainented the mention of a whole was left to the commons, to confi. reduction of the taxes in the speech, as der the proper time, and the proper mantending to ferter the minds of gentlemen der. He considered it policy, situated as

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we were, to endeavour to form a part- mounted to much more, but has already nership between the piesent people and been defrayed out of the extraordinaries. their posterity, by equally dividing what. He would first propose to relieve thé ever inight be above the point of revenue public from the temporary tax on malt; deemed proper : with the one aiding the fecondly, the tax on carts and waggons ; dilcharge of the debt, and, with the other thirdly, the tax on female servants ; fourthreducing the taxes. Having faid thus ly, a tax falling wholly on the poor, viz. much, he considered it his duty to go still the three shilling house-tax on houses hafurther ;

and as a pledge to prove the fa- ving less than seven windows; and fifthly, vourable circumstances held out in the the lait halfpenny duty on candles. speech, he should then shortly state the Mr. Fox was afraid, by the notices account of the revenue on the permanent given by the right hon. gentleman, that taxes for the last year, excluding totally the question could not, whenever it came from his amount the produce of those raised on, be freely considered, as the oppressive for the expences of the Spanish armament, nature of these taxes might give a bias to and taking at the usual tum the land tax their appeal. and malt duiy.

The chancellor of the exchequer thought The produce of the perma

it also necessary to ftate what annuities nent taxes for the last year,

were considered as redeemable, and alending Jan. 5, 1792, would f. Juded to as such by his majesty's speech; then be

16,690,000 viz. the four

per

These were borAverage of the two lall years 16,600,000 rowed for a precise time, and are now Average of three latt ytars 16,400,000 clearly redeemable. It will be a matter And taking in the fourth,

of confideration to the house how far, or which produced 500,000l. less

in what way, they shall be redeemed. He than the present, the average

noticed the reports of an intended reduction will be on four years

16,200,000 of the fives, by purchasing at 3), and The bulk of this increase of revenue arose paying off 25,000,000 of the fours: but from causes, which the more they should be such a measure would be directly contrary 'examined into, the i:ore fully would they to the spirit of the act on which the fives be proved to be

were funded. 'No such payment, by bor The situation of the country also ad. rowing, could be deemed a good payment, mitted of a substantial reduction of the The fours are now redeemable: the fives navy and army. The reduction he should will be, when twenty-five millions of the propose, would be to the amount of debt are clearly discharged. 200,cool. annually, below the revenue The house then divided on the question report of laft year, the future perinanent of amendment, noës 209, ayes 85, majoexpence would therefore be

15,800,000 rity 124. The original addrels was then The excess of the last year,

carried without a division. .after the payment of the annual

The two next days were principally million, would be

900,000 occupied, by both houles, in the customary Excess on average of two years 800,000 addresses to the king, including their con

600,000 gratulations on the marriage of the duke On four years

400,000 of York; and in separate addresses, alfo, Though this statement could not but to the queen, and to their royal highnesses, afford abundant of matter for rejoicing, on the fame occasion. In the lower house, the house ought to look to the plan with different gentlemen gave notice, occafiongreat caution, and so looking to it himself, ally, of motions and discusions which it was not his wish to propose the appro- they intended to introduce on a future priating of more than the sumn of 400,000l. day: certain arrangements were made with admitted as the average of four years, refpect to the days of hearing the election leaving behind 500,00ol. to answer any petitions : Mr. Fox introduced again his fluctuation, or extraordinary expence, which, celebrated Libel and Quo Warranto bills; however, was not likely to occur.

and Mr. Grey attended to the united inHe should propose to take off taxes to terelts of juttice and humanity, by obtainthe amount of 200,000l. annually, and ing leave for the appointment of a comadd the remaining 200,000l. 10 the annual mittee to examine into the laws of arrett, increased diminution of the national debt. in order to introduce a new law, for the

The extraordinary expences that remain purpose of discriminating between the ho. to be paid of the lait armixent amount to nelt and the fraudulent debtor. 330,oool. the total of the armament à.

(To be continued.)

Translation

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Translation of a TREATY between His MAJESTY and the KING OF PRUSSIA

on the Marriage of bis Royal Highness the Duke of YORK with her Royal Highness the Princess FREDERICA CHARLOTTE ULRICA CATHARINE of PRUSSIA. Signed at Berlin, 26th Jan. 1792. In the Name of Almighty God, and his Envoy Extraordinary and Pleni.

E it known to all persons now living potentiary to his Prussian Majelty; and and Most Puissant Prince and Lord, George nisters of state, of War, and of the Cathe Third, by the Grace of God, King of binet, Charles William Count de FinckGreat Britain, France, and Ireland, D:- enstein, Frederick William Count de Schu. fender of the Faith, Duke of Brunswicklenburg, Knights of the Order of the and Lunenburgh, Aich Treasurer, and Black Eagle, and Philip Charles Baron Prince Elector of the Holy Roman Em. d'Alvensleben, Knight of the Order of Şt. pire, &c. and the Most High and Most John, who, by virtue of their respective Puissant Prince and Lord, Frederick Wil- full powers reciprocally communicated and liam, by the Grace of God, King of exchanged, after having discussed all the Prussia, Margrave of Brandenburg, Arch- necessary points, have agreed on the fol. Chamberlain, and Prince Elector of the lowing Articles : Holy Roman Empire; Sovereign Duke Article I. His Majesty the King of of Silesia, Sovereign Prince of Orange, Prussia gives to the Princess his daughter Neufchatel, and Valengin, as also of the a portion of 100,000 crowns in Frederics county of Glatz; Duke of Gueldres, d'Or, viz. 40,000 crowns, as being the Magdeburgh, Cleves, Julieres, Bergues, usual portion of the Princerles of the House Stettin, Pomerania, of the Cassubians and of Prussia, and 60,000 crowns, as para Vandals, of Mecklenburgh, as also of' phemalia. In case the Prince's should Crosnia; Burgrave of Nurenburgh; Prince happen to die before her hushand, without of Halberitradt, Minden, Camin, Van. leaving isfue, both the fums, as well for dalia, Schwerin, Ratzeburgh, East Frieze- the portion as for the paraphernalia, shall land, and Meurs ; Count of Hohenzollern, revert to the King and his successors, lo Ruppin, Marck, Ravensburgh, Hohenstein, far as her Royal Highness shall not have Ticklenburgh, Schwerin, Lingen, Pure, disposed of the latter ; but the produce and Leerdam ; Lord of Ravenstein, Ro- thereof Mall belong to his Royal Highness ftock, Stargard, Lauenbergh, Butau, Arla, her husband surviving. His Majeft; has Breda, &c. being closely united by the besides provided her Royal Highness with dearest ties of blood and friendship, con- , a trousseau (uitable to her birth and rank. fented, with the most lively satisfaction, to Ait. II. Her Royal Highness the the marriage of their most dear children, Princess renounces, and by the Act ligned their Royal Highnesses the Duke of York the 29th of September 1791 has renounced, and Albany, Prince Bishop of Olaburgh, conformably to the usage and family comand the Princess Frederica Charlotte Ul. pact of the House of Prussia and Branden. rica Catharine, of Prussia; and that this burgh, in favour of the male fucceffione marriage has been duly and legally solen- all right of inheritance arising from the nized at Berlin, and at London, accordirg fad House, in the fame manner, in the to the laws of the two countries, and the fame terms, with the fame reservations, rites of the reformed churches, there re. and the same validity of engagement, as spectively established. Their Majesties, the Princesses of Prussia and Brandenburgh being desirous to reduce into the requisite have on their marriages done to this time. forms the engagements contained in a pro-. And his Majesty the King of Great Brie visional act concluded at Berlin on the 15th, tain, in his own name, and in that of hia of September 1791, by their respective fon the Duke of York, confirms this reMiniffers, to serve as the essential basis of nunciation in the most express and folemn the future contract of marriage of their manner. Royal Highnesses; and deliring also to Art. III. His Royal Highness the provide for the entire and complete exe Duke of York having promised to give to cution of the said engagements, have named the Princess his wife, as the gift the and authorised for that falutary purpose day after the marriage, called by the name their respective Commiffaries, viz. his Ma- of Morgengabe, the fum of 6oool. Iter. jesty the King of Great Britain, Sir Mor. ling, the interest of which was to be paid ton Eden, Knight of the Order of the Bath, from the 15th of September 1791, and

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to make part of the sum fixed for p'n mo- portion given by his Majesty the King of in y, and for the annual expences of her Pruslia, the like sum of 100,000 crowns Koyal Highnefs, without her Royal High- in gold. His Britannic Majesty alfo en. nels having, however, any power of dif- gages to secure to the Princess, in case of posing of the capital during the life of her the unhappy event of mournful separation, husband. His Majesty the King of Great by the death of his Royal Highness the Britain confirms this engagement,

Duke York, the annual sum of doool. Art. IV. His Royal Highness the Duke Iterling for her jointure, together with a of York having promised to pay annually, residence, and a suitable establishment. and during the whole time of her marriage, Art. VI. This treaty shall be ratified to her Royal Highness, for her p:n money by his Majesty the King of Great Britain, and daily expences, known by the names and by his Majesty the King of Pruffia, of Kleider, Hand, and Sprelgelder, the and the letters of ratification shall be exdium of 4000l sterling, of which her Royal changed in the space of six weeks, or soonHighness shall have the free disposa!, for er, if posible, to be computed from the her own use, without defraying out of day of the signature. In witness whereof, that sum the charge of the maintenance we, the Plenipotentiaries of his Majelty of the persons aitached to her suite, and the King of Great Britain, and of his intended for her service, his Majelty the Majesty the King of Piuffia, by virtue of King of Great Britain has been caféd to our respective full powers, have signed the take upon himself the full and entire execu- present treaty, and put thereto the seals of tion of the fard engagement; and his Ma. our arms. jelly, in confequence, proinises and en- Done at Berlin the 26th of January 1792. giges to secure to her Royal Highness the (L.S.) M. EDEN. Duchess of York ihe annual payment of

(L, S.) CH. Will. Count de 4000l. {terling, including the interest of

FINCKENSTEIN. the sum of 6oool. Iterling, mentioned in (L. S.) F. W. COUNT DE the 3d article.

SCHULENBERG. Art. V. His Majesty the King of Great (L.S.) P. C. D'ALVENsLk Britain giants, as a counter portion to the

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SHERIFF S appointed for the sear 1792. BERKSHIRE, John Blagrave, of Cal- Lincolnshire, Christopher Neville, of Wel. cot-place, esq.

linggore, Bedfordshire, fir John Buchannan Rid. Monmouthshire, David Tanner of Mondell, of Sụndon, bart.

mouth, Bucks, William Pigott, of Doddershali, Northumberland, Ralph William Gray, Cumberland, Edward Hafell, of Dale of Backworth, main,

Northamptonshire, Samuel Rudge, of Cheshire, Thomas Cholmondeley, of Vale Tansor, royal,

Norfolk, Anthony Hamond, of Welt Cambrid. and Hunting. Richard Greaves Acre, Townley, of Fulburne,

Nottinghamsh. Edward Thoroton Gould, Cornwall, David Giddy, of Tredea, of Mansfield Woodhouse, Devonshire, Edward Cotsford, of Clyft Oxfordshire, Thomas Willetts, of Caver

St. Mary, Dorsefhire, postponed

Rutlandspire, James Tiptaft, of Brauns Derbyshire, Hugh Bateman, of Harting ston, ton-hall,

Shropshire, Thomas Compson, of Hop: Efex, Zachariah Button, of Ştifford, ton Wafers, Gloucester (hire, John Embury, of Twin- Somer set fire, Thomas Samụel Jolliffe, of ing,

Kilmeridon, Hertfordfhire, James Bourchier, of Little Staffordshire, Simon Debank, of Leeke, Berkbampstead,

Suffolk, 'Alexander Adair, of FlixHereford. Richard Chambers, of White ton, þurne,

County of Southampton, Thomas RoKent, Henry Streatfield, of Chidding bins, of Pilewell, tone,

Surrey, William Woodroffe, of PoyleI eiceltershire, Richard Spooner Jaques, of park. Burbage,

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Ripple, Wiltihire, Matthew Humphreys, of Chip- Radnor, John Lewis, of Harpton, esqrs.

penham, esqrs. Yorkshire, fir Thoiñas Frankland, of NORTH-W A L E S. Thirkleby, barţ.

Anglesea, Hugh Price, of Wern, SOUTH-WALES. Caernarvon, Edward Floyd, of Ty mawr,

Denbigh, Thomas Jones, of Llantifillio, Brecon, William Morgan James, of Flint, Edw. Morgan, of Golden Grove, Pool-hall,

Merioreth, Edward Corbet, of Unysmaen Caermarthen, George Morgan, of Aber Gwyn, cothy,

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THE PRIMROSE: A FABLE, Till whispers ran through every bower,

That Daffy was a stale old flower.
By Mrs. MOODY,

The Primrose mark'd him

as he

grew, FRESH op’ning to the vernal gale,

Attracted by his golden hue ;
A Primrose flourish'd in the vale. Ambitions thoughts her bosom fill:
Soft was the tint upon her face,

« Could I but charm yon Daffodil, And fimple was each native grace :

! Could I become his happy bride, So unassuming was her air,

He would transplant me by his side ; That every flower confess'd her fair, • He would transport me to that earth,

Upon a neighbouring garden's border, • Wherę flowers reside of better birth, Where plants were ranged in beauteous Where I in nobler foil thould blow, order,

* And more genteel by far may grow; Where variegated Tulips blew,

« This horrid ditch I should forsake, And where the vain Narcissus grew,

• And other intimates should make, Anemones of graceful mien,

• No more with vulgar Daisies bide, With Hyacinthus crown'd the scene,

· With Dandelion by my side; A Daffodil reclin'd his head,

But I some gay parterre might gain, By chance conducted to that bed; • And blend with Flora's chosen train. For he, a native of the plain,

Perhaps some choice protected bed, Was wont to deck the village swain,

With cover'd glass' may guard my Shine in his hat, or on his breast,

head; When Sunday spoke him better drest; Or I may breathe in genial stoves, And on the rustic's festive day,

« And live in aromatic groves.' When Flora greets the youthful May, She figh'd her wishes to the Breeze, When her inferior bands combine As he pals'd through the trembling To make the motley garland fine,

trees; The Daffodil, above the rest,

The faithful Breeze the whisper bears D#play'd his splendid yellow vest, To Daffodil's enamour'd ears; The rural troop with charms supplied, He grateful stretch'd his willing arms, To aid the infant monarch's pride. And to his bed convey'd her charms. And how he to this garden travellid, With joy she quits the lowly bank, A mystery was by none unravell’d. To dwell with plants of higher rank : Some goslip flowers, to taint his fame, Access obtains to fragrant bowers, Declare, he in a barrow came;

And mixes with politest flowers ; That rich manure conceal'd' his face, Grows intimate with Pinks and Roses, And hence this emigrant they trace. And gains admittance into posies. Howe'er the plant his station gaind, Did Virtue flow from change of station, His honour'd poft he long inaintain'd, To bless this foil of cultivation ? And blooming there, full many a year,

Ah no! the garden foster'd pride, Did with the April group appear ;

With mapy a banesul weed beside.

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