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« An Attack upon the Naval Armaments and Efta. “' are desirous of maintaining friendly Relations between “ blishments in the Scheldt afforded at once the Prospect “ the Two Countries. This Desire will be met by “ of destroying a growing Force, which was daily be “a corresponding Disposition on the Part of His « coming more formidable to the Security of this “ Majesty. “ Country, and of diverting the Exertions of France
66 Gentlemen of the House of Commons, “ from the important Objects of reinforcing her Armies “ on the Danube, and of controuling the Spirit of Re
“ His Majesty has directed us to inform you, that He
" has ordered the Estimates for the current Year to be “ fistance in the North of Germany. These Considera« tions determined His Majesty to employ His Forces in
“ laid before you. His Majesty has directed them to
“ be formed with all the Attention to Economy which “ an Expedition to the Scheldt. “ Although the principal Ends of this Expedition
“ the Support of His Allies and the Security of His “ have not been attained, His Majesty confidently hopes « your Zeal and Loyalty, to afford him luch Supplies
“ Dominions will permit. And His Majesty relies upon " that Advantages materially affecting the Security of
as may be necessary for those essential Objects. “ His Majesty's Dominions in the farther Prosecution
“ He commands us to express how deeply He regrets " of the War, will be found to result from the Demio“ lition of the Docks and Arsenals of Flushing.
“ the Pressure upon His Subjects, which the protracted
" Continuance of the War renders inevitable. “ This important Obje& His Majesty was enabled to “ accomplish, in consequence of the Reduction of the “ My Lords, and Gentlemen, “ Iland of Walcheren by the Valour of His Fleets and “ We are commanded by His Majesty to express His “ Armies.
“ Hopes that you will resume the Confideration of the “ His Majesty has given Directions, that such Docu “ State of the inferior Clergy, and adopt such farther “ ments and Papers should be laid before you as He “ Measures upon this interesting Subject as may appear “ trusts will afford satisfactory Information upon the to you to be proper. Subject of this Expedition.
“ We have it farther in Command to state to you, “ We have it in Command to state to you, that His " that the Accounts which will be laid before you, of Majesty had uniformly notified to Sweden His Ma " the Trade and Revenue of the Country, will be found
jesty's decided Wish, that in determining upon the “ highly satisfactory. Whatever temporary and partial “ Question of Peace or War with France and
other Con. “ Inconvenience may have resulted from the Measures “ tinental Powers, she should be guided by Considera “ which were directed by France against those great " tions resulting from her own Situation and Interests; “ Sources of our Prosperity and Strength, those Measures “ while His Majesty, therefore, laments that Sweden “ have wholly failed of producing any permanent or « should have found it necessary to purchase Peace by
general Effect. “ considerable Sacrifices, His Majesty cannot complain “ The inveterate Hostility of our Enemy continues to “ that the has concluded it without His Majesty's Par. “ be directed against this Country with unabated Ani.
ticipation. It is His Majesty's earnest Wish, that no “ mosity and Violence. “ Event may occur to occasion the Interruption of those “ To guard the Security of His Majesty's Dominions, “ Relations of Amity, which it is the Defire of His “ and to defeat the Designs which are meditated against « Majesty, and the Interest of both Countries, to pre “ Us, and Our Allies, will require the utmost Efforts
“ of Vigilance, Fortitude, and Perseverance. “ We have it farther in Command to communicate “ In every Difficulty and Danger, His Majesty con« to you, that the Efforts of His Majesty for the Pro “ fidently trusts, that He shall derive the most effectual "tection of Portugal have been powerfully aided by the “ Support, under the continued Blelling of Divine « Confidence which the Prince Regent has reposed in “ Providence, from the Wisdom of His Parliament, the “ His Majesty, and by the Co-operation of the Local “ Valour of His Forces, and the Spirit and Determina“ Government, and of the People of that Country.
- tion of His People.” “ The Expulsion of the French from Portugal by
Then the Commons withdrew. “ His Majesty's Forces under Lieutenant General Lord “ Viscount Wellington, and the glorious Victory obtained The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to un
by him at Talavera, contributed to check the Pro-' robe.
gress of the French Arms in the Peninsula during the “ late Campaign.
The House was resumed. “ His Majesty directs us to state, that the Spanish
PRAYERS. “ Government, in the Name and by the Authority of “ King Ferdinand the Seventh, has determined to assemble " the General and Extraordinary Cortes of the Nation.
The House being informed, " That Mr. Maryon, from E. Rosse re“ His Majesty trusts that this Measure will give fresh
" the Deputy Clerk of the Crown in Ireland, attended turned a Peer « Animation and Vigour to the Councils and the Arms
“ with the Writs and Returns for electing a Temporal for Ireland.
“ Peer of Ireland in the Room of Charles Earl of Nor“ of Spain, and successfully direct the Energies and
manton deceased, with the Certificate of the Clerk of Spirit of the Spanish People to the Maintenance of “ their legitimate Monarchy, and to the ultimate Deli
“ the Crown in Ireland annexed to them;" “ verance of their Country.
He was called in ; and, being sworn and examined, “ The most important Confiderations of Policy and acquainted their Lordships, “ That he received the same “ of good Faith require, chat as long as this great
Cause “ from the said Deputy Clerk of the Crown in Ireland, can be maintained with a Prospect of Success, it “ and that they
" and that they were now in the fame Condition as when “ should be supported, according to the Nature and“ he received them;" and then delivering the same at “ Circumstances of the Contest, by the strenuous and the Bar, “ continued Allistance of the Power and Resources of
He was directed to withdraw. “ His Majesty's Dominions; and His Majesty relies on “ the Aid of His Parliament, in His anxious Endeavours
Which Certificate was read, and is as follows; to frustrate the Attempts of France against the Inde
(videlicet) “ pendence of Spain and Portugal, and against the « In pursuance of an Act passed in the Fortieth Year “ Happiness and Freedom of thole loyal and resolute “ of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, “ An Act to regu. < Nations.
“ late the Mode by which the Lords Spiritual and Tem“ His Majesty commands us to acquaint you, that the “ poral, and the Commons, to serve in the Parliament “ Intercourse between His Majesty's Minister in America. “ of the United Kingdom on the Part of Ireland, shall " and the Government of the United States has been “ be summoned and returned to the said Parliament,' “ suddenly and unexpectedly interrupted. His Majesty “ I do hereby certify, that the several Writs thereunto “ fincerely regrets this Event. He has, however, re “ annexed, for electing a Temporal Peer of Ireland, in “ceived the strongest Assurances from the American “ the Room of Charles Earl of Normanton deceased, * Minister resident at this Court, that the United States “ did issue from this Office to the Peers therein severally VOL. XLVII.
“ named, and that the said Peers did severally make the scribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the
This Day Albemarle Earl of Lindsey fat first in Parlia- E, Lindsey
Seat. " Clerk of the Crown in Ireland." caster and Kesteven, as Heir Male of the Body of Robert
the first Earl of Lindsey: His Lordship having first at the
Table taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the
Declaration; and also taken and subscribed the Oath of
Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was afterwards E. Hara Dudley Lord Harrowby being, by Letters Patent bear. placed in his due Place, next below the Earl of Westmorrowby in.
ing Date the Nineteenth Day of July in the Forty-ninth land. troduced.
Year of His present Majesty, created Earl of Harrowby,
The Lord Chancellor reported the Speech of the Lords Lords ComCommiflioners.
missioners “ United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King,
Speech re“ Defender of the Faith, to Our right trusty and right And the fame being afterwards read by the Clerk ;
purted: “ well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Dudley Earl of “ Harrowby, Greeting : Whereas Our Parliament, for
It was moved, " That an humble Address be pre- Motion for “ arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State “ sented to His Majesty, to thank His Majesty for the Address
thereon : “ and Defence of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain
gracious Speech which His Majesty has directed to « and Ireland, and the Church, is now met at Our City
“ be delivered by the Lords Commissioners; to assure “ of Westminster, We strictly enjoining command you,
“ His Majesty that we concur with Him, in deeply re“ under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are
“ gretting that the Exertions of the Emperor of Austria, « bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the
against the Ambition and Violence of France, have said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being
" proved unavailing; and that His Imperial Majesty has “ laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid
“ been compelled to abandon the Contest, and to con6 Parliament with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles,
“clude a disadvantageous Peace; that we are deeply " and Peers of Our faid Kingdom, to treat of the afore
“ sensible of the Wisdom and Generosity of the Motives " said Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you
“ which influenced His Majesty to make every Effort may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Ho
" for the Assistance of Austria, which His Majesty “ nour, and the Safety and Defence of the said King
" deemed consistent with the due Support of His Allies,
" and with the Welfare and Interests of His own Domi-
“ Power without any Encouragement on the Part of
Day of July, in the Forty-ninth Year of Our “ gracious Condescension in informing us, that the
“ Consideration which determined His Majesty to em-
“ ploy His Forces in an Expedition to the Scheldt, was Then his Lordship came to the Table, and took the
" the Profpect which an Attack upon the Naval ArmaOaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and
“ments and Establishments of the Enemy in the River also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pur
« afforded, not only in destroying a growing Force, suant to the Statutes; and was afterwards placed on the
“ daily becoming more formidable to the Security of
“ this Country, but also of diverting the Exertions of lower End of the Earl's Bench.
“ France from the important Objects of reinforcing her
“ Armies on the Danube, and of controuling the Spirit Marquis of This Day Henry Marquis of Lansdowne sat first in (6 of Resistance in the North of Germany, Lansdowne Parliament, after the Death of his Brother John Henry “ To make our humble Acknowledgements to His takes his
Marquis of Lansdowne : His Lordship having first at the
Majesty, for having been graciously pleased to give
“ Directions that such Papers and Documents should be
“ laid before us, as His Majesty trusts will afford fatisAbjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
factory Information upon the Subject of this Expe.
Harcourt : His Lordship having first at the Table taken “ Wilh, that in determining upon the Question of Peace
“ her own Situation and Interests; and that while we
" lament in common with His Majesty, that Sweden
Hillsborough fat first in Parliament, after the Death of “ derable Sacrifices, we cannot but agree with His Ma-
« and to acquaint His Majesty of our hearty Concur “ Confidence upon this House, for every Exertion by 6 rence in the earnest Wish expressed by His Majesty, “ which it may be in our Power to give Effect to the “ that no Event may occur to occasion the Interruption “ Valour of His Majesty's Forces, and to that Spirit and " of those Relations of Amity, which it is the Desire of * Determination of His People, from which, under the “ His Majesty and the Interests of both Countries to Blessing of Divine Providence, we trust, that His preferve.
Majesty will continue to derive the most effectual Supto To return Thanks to His Majesty for informing us, port, in all his Councils and Endeavours, for main" that His Efforts for the Protection of Portugal, have taining the Integrity, and extending the Glory and “ been powerfully aided by the Confidence which the Prosperity of His Dominions.' “ Prince Regent of Portugal has reposed in His Majesty,
The Lord Chancellor being indifpofed, the Debate “ and by the Co-operation of the Local Government
was adjourned during Pleasure. " and People of that Country; and to congratulate His
Majesty on the Success of His Majesty's Arms under The House was adjourned during Pleasure. “ Lord Viscount Wellington, in the Expulsion of the
The Lord Ellenborough fat Speaker, by virtue of a - French from Portugal, and in the glorious Victory of former Commission. " Talavera, which have contributed to check the Pro
The House was resumed. “ gress of the French Arms in the Peninsula during the “ late Campaign. • To express our Sense of His Majesty's Goodness in
Tben an Amendment was proposed to be made to the Amendment “ acquainting us of the Determination adopted by the said Motion for an Address, by inserting, after the Word negatived.
Spanish Government, in the Name and by the Autho- (“that”), in the Second Paragraph, the following rity of King Ferdinand the Seventh, to assemble the Words ; (videlicet).
General and Extraordinary Cortes of the Nation, and “ We have seen, with the utmost Sorrow and Indig“ our earnest Wish that this Measure may give new nation, the accumulated Failures and Disasters of the “ Animation and Vigour to the Councils and the Arms “ last Campaign, the unavailing Waste of our National " of Spain, and direct successfully the Energies and
" Resources, and the Loss of so many Thousands of our Spirit of the Spanish People, to the Maintenance of
“ brave Troops, whose distinguished and heroic Valour “ their legitimate Monarchy, and the ultimate Deliver “ has been unprofitably sacrificed, in Enterprizes pro65 ance of their Country.
“ ductive not of Advantage, but of lasting Injury to “ Respe&fully to state our Concurrence with His
“ their Country ; Enterprizes marked only by a RepetiMajesty, in thinking that the most important Con “ tion of former Errors; tardy and uncombined, incapa“ fiderations of Policy and good Faith require, that as “ ble in their Success of aiding our Ally in the critical " long as this great Cause can be maintained with a
Moment of his Fate; but exposing, in their Failure, “ Profpect of Success, it should be supported, according “ His Majesty's Councils to the Scorn and Derision of " to the Nature and Circumstances of the Contest, by
" the Enemy " the strenuous and continued Assistance of the Power " That we therefore feel ourselves bound to institute, “ and Resources of His Majesty's Dominions; and "without Delay, such rigorous and effectual Enquiries á to assure His Majesty, that He may confidently rely " and Proceedings, as Duty compels us to adopt, in a “ on the Support of this House, in His Endeavours to « Case where our Country has been subjected to un“ frustrate the further Attempts of France against the is exampled Calamity and Disgrace.” “ Independence of Spain and Portugal, and against the
Which being objected to ; “ Happiness and Freedom of those loyal and resolute « Nations.
After long Debate, “ To thank His Majesty for acquainting us, that the • Intercourse between His Majesty's Minister in America,
The Question was put, “ Whether the said Words
" shall be there inserted ?" " and the Government of the United States, has been
It was resolved in the Negative. “ suddenly and unexpectedly interrupted ; to concur “ with His Majesty in lamenting that Event, and to ex Then it was moved, “To agree to the said Motion for
press the Satisfaction of this House, that His Majesty “ an Address, as at first proposed.”
hás, notwithstanding this Interruption, received Ai« surances from the American Minister resident at this
The Question was put thereupon ? " Court, that the United States are desirous of maintain
It was resolved in the Affirmative. ing friendly Relations between the two Countries; and that this Desire will be met by a corresponding mittee, to prepare an Address pursuant thereto ; prepare Ad
Then the Lords following were appointed a Com- Committee to “ Disposition on the Part of His Majesty.
“ To assure His Majesty, that we will not fail to (videlicet) es resume the Consideration of the State of the inferior Ld. President. L. Bp. Bangor “ Clergy; and that we will concur in such Measures as
L. Bp. Rochester. L. Walsingham. may be necessary for making a further Provision upon
Ld. Privy Seal.
L. Bp. Exeter. L. Mulgrave. « this interesting Subject.
L. Bp. Oxford. L. Verulam. “ To offer our humble Congratulations to His Majesty,
L. Bayning. sc
Ld. Steward. upon the Satisfaction which His Majesty has derived
L. Arden. « from the State of the Accounts relating to the E. Bridgewater. " Trade and the Revenue of the Country, which He E. Sandwich. ós has been graciously pleased to order to be laid before E. Glasgow. us;
and to state how sincerely we rejoice to find, that E. Pomfret. " whatever partial or temporary Inconveniences may E. Chatham. “ have resulted from the Measures which were directed E. Bathurst. “ France against those great Sources of our National E. Liverpool. “ Prosperity and Strength, those Measures have wholly
V. Wentworth. * failed to produce any permanent or general Effect. “ To assure His Majesty, that this House is fully im
V. Sydney. " pressed with the Conviction that it will require the Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet " utmost Vigilance, Fortitude, and Perseverance to immediately, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the
guard the Security of His Majesty's Dominions, and House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please. to defeat the Designs which may be meditated against
The House was adjourned during Pleasure'; and the “ us and our Allies by the inveterate Hostility of our
Committee withdrew to prepare the Address. “ And, finally, to assure His Majesty, that in every After some Time, the House was resumed: Difficulty and Danger He may rely with the utmost
Address re. ported and agreed to.
And the Earl of Glasgow reported from the Committee “ direct successfully the Energies and Spirit of the an Address drawn by them, as follows ; (videlicet) Spanish People to the Maintenance of their legitimate - Most Gracious Sovereign,
“ Monarchy, and the ultimate Deliverance of their “ We the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of the United
“ Country. “ Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in Parliament
“ We respectfully beg Leave to state our Concurrence “ assembled, beg Leave to return Your Majesty our most
“ with Your Majesty, in thinking that the most import“ humble Thanks for the Speech which has been made
ant Considerations of Policy and good Faith require, " to us by Your Majesty's Command.
“ that as long as this great Cause can be maintained with “ Permit us to assure Your Majesty, that we concur
a Prospect of Success, it should be supported, accord“ with Your Majesty in deeply regretting that the Exer
“ ing to the Nature and Circumstances of the Contest, « tions of the Emperor of Austria against the Ambition
by the strenuous and continued Assistance of the Power “ and Violence of France have proved unavailing, and
“ and Resources of Your Majesty's Dominions ; and “ that his Imperial Majesty has been compelled to
we assure Your Majesty, that Your Majesty may con“ abandon the Contest, and to conclude a disadvanta
“ fidently rely on the Support of this House, in Your
Majesty's Endeavours to frustrate the further At-
tempts of France against the Independence of Spain
" and Portugal, and against the Happiness and Freedom “ Assistance of Austria, which Your Majesty deemed
" of those loyal and resolute Nations. “ consistent with the due Support of Your Majesty's
“ We return Your Majesty our humble Thanks for " Allies, and with the Welfare and Interests of Your
acquainting us, that the Intercourse between Your Majesty's Dominions, although the War was under.
Majesty's Minister in America and the Government of “ taken by that Power, without any Encouragement on
“ the United States, has been suddenly and unexpectedly “ the Part of Your Majesty.
“ interrupted; and we concur with Your Majesty in la“ We beg Leave humbly to thank Your Majesty for
“ menting that Event, and beg Leave to express to “ Your Majesty's gracious Condescension in informing
“ Your Majesty the Satisfaction which is felt by this “ us, that the Confideration which determined Your
“ House, on learning that Your Majesty has, notwithMajesty to employ Your Forces in an Expedition to “ standing this Interruption, received Assurances from " the Scheldt, was the Prospect which an Attack upon
“ the American Minister resident at this Court, that the
“ United States are desirous of maintaining friendly Re.“ the Naval Armaments and Establishments of the
"lations between the Two Countries, and that this “ Enemy in that River afforded, not only of destroying
“ Desire will be met by a corresponding Disposition on
o the Part of Your Majesty.
“ We beg Leave to assure Your Majesty, that we will
< not fail to resume the Consideration of the State of the
“ inferior Clergy, and that we will concur in such Mea-
“ sures as may be necessary for making a further ProviMajesty for having been graciously pleased to give
“ fion upon this interesting Subject. “ Directions, that such Papers and Documents should
“ We humbly offer to Your Majesty our Congratu“ be laid before Us, as will afford, as Your Majesty
« lations upon the Satisfaction which Your Majesty has
“ derived from the State of the Accounts relating to the
“ Trade and Revenue of the Country, which Your Ma-
“ before us; and we sincerely rejoice to find, that what-
6 resulted from the Measures which were directed by
“ France against those great Sources of our National
“ failed to produce any permanent or general Effect. « mon with Your Majesty, that Sweden should have
“ We humbly beg Leave to assure Your Majesty, that “ been obliged to purchase Peace by considerable
“ this House is fully impressed with the Conviction, that “ Sacrifices, we cannot but agree with Your Majesty,
« it will require the utmost Vigilance, Fortitude, and " that the Conclusion of that Peace on the Part of
“ Perseverance to guard the Security of Your Majesty's 16 Sweden without Your Majesty's Participation, affords
“ Dominions, and to defeat the Designs which may be no Ground of Complaint against that Country; and
“ meditated against us and our Allies by the inveterate “ we also beg Leave to acquaint Your Majesty of our
“ Hoftility of our Enemy; and that in every Difficulty hearty Concurrence in the earnest Wish expressed by " and Danger Your Majesty may rely with the utmost “ Your Majesty, that no Event may occur to occasion
“ Confidence upon this House for every Exertion by “ the Interruption of those Relations of Amity which it
“ which it may be in our Power to aflist and give Effect “ is the Desire of Your Majesty and the Interest of both
“ to the Valour of Your Majesty's Forces, and to that “ Countries to preserve.
“ Spirit and Determination of Your Majesty's People, “ We return our humble Thanks to Your Majesty,
“ which, under the Blessing of Divine Providence, we “ for informing us, that Your Efforts for the Protection “ trust that Your Majesty will continue to derive the “ of Portugal have been powerfully aided by the Con
“ most effectual Support in all Your Majesty's Councils “ fidence which the Prince Regent of Portugal has re
“ and Endeavours for maintaining the Integrity, and ex. .
Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His
It was moved, “ That the several Resolutions of the L. Walling“ We beg Leave to express to Your Majesty our
“ 23d of July 1800, touching the Nomination of “ Sense of Your Majesty's Goodness, in acquainting us
ed Chairman « Chairman of Committees of this House, at the of Commit. * of the Determination adopted by the Spanish Govern
“ Commencement of every Session, be now read.”
The same were accordingly read by the Clerk.
Resolved, Nemine Difentiente, That the Lord Wak E. Grosvenor. fingham do take the Chair in all Committees of the whole E. Mount Edg
cumbe, House, unless where it fhall have been otherwise directed
E. St. Vincent.
E. Conyngham. Lords sum ORDERED, That all the Lords be fummoned to attend
E. Clancarty. moned. the Service of this House on Thursday next.
L. De Clifford. E. Harrowby.
L. St. John of Blet.
Their Lordships, or any Seven of them, to meet on
Monday next, at Ten o'Clock, in the House of
Peers, and every Monday after ; and to adjourn
as they please. L. Bp. Rochester. L. Scarsdale
L. Bp. Clogher.
Lords Sub-Committees appointed to consider of the Committee
of the Peers of Great Britain and Ireland, and Lords of M. Stafford.
Parliament; and to peruse and perfect the Journals of
this and former Sessions of Parliament :
L. De Clifford.
L. Abp. Tork.
L. St. John of
L. Bp. Worcester.
D. Norfolk. L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Salisbury. L. Sinclair.
L. Bp. Norwich. L. Napier.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Hereford. L. Hay.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Rochefter. L. Ponsonby.
L. Bp. Clogber.
L. Sundridge &
E. Pembroke &
E. Suffolk &
L. Douglas of
L. Hood of Cather-
• L. Foley.