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« 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
Year of His present Majesty, created Earl of Harrowby,
The Lord Chancellor reported the Speech of the Lords Lords ComCommissioners.
missioners “ United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King,
Speech re" Defender of the Faith, to Our right trusty and right And the same being afterwards read by the Clerk;
ported: “ 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 “ and Defence of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain
gracious Speech which His Majesty has directed to 6 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 “faid 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 con“ Parliament with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles,
“ clude a difadvantageous Peace; that we are deeply e and Peers of Our faid Kingdom, to treat of the afore
“ sensible of the Wisdom and Generosity of the Motives “ faid 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 Affistance of Austria, which His Majesty “ nour, and the Safety and Defence of the faid King
66 deemed consistent with the due Support of His Allies, “ dom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said
“ and with the Welfare and Interests of His own Domi« Affairs.
" nions, although the War was undertaken by that
“ Power without any Encouragement on the Part of “ Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Nineteenth “ His Majesty; humbly to thank His Majesty for His Day of July, in the Forty-ninth Year of Our
“ gracious Condescension in informing us, that the
« Confideration which determined His Majesty to em« BATHURST and BATHURST."
“ 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 Arma. Oaths, 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
“ Armies on the Danube, and of controuling the Spirit Marquis of
This Day Henry Marquis of Lansdowne fat first in 66 of Resistance in the North of Germany,
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 Lord'hip 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 E. Hillbo
This Day Arthur Blundell Sandy's Trumbull Earl of “ should have been obliged to purchase Peace by confirough takes Hillsborough fat first in Parliament, after the Death of « derable Sacrifices, we cannot but agree with His Ma
his Father Arthur Earl of Hillsborough : His Lordship, jesty, that the Conclusion of that Peace on the Part
“ and to acquaint His Majesty of our hearty Concur “ Confidence upon this House, for every Exertion by
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 66 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 “ Blesling of Divine Providence, we trust, that His 16 preserve.
Majesty will continue to derive the most effectual Sup* 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 indisposed, 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“ gress of the French Arms in the Peninsula during the
The House was resumed. “ 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 Crity of King Ferdinand the Seventh, to assemble the Words ; (videlicet), 6 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 pro" ance of their Country.
“ ductive not of Advantage, but of lasting Injury to “ Refpe&tfully to state our Concurrence with His
or 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, “ Prospect 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 Affiítance 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 «s 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 6 Case where our Country has been subjected to un“ frustrate the further Attempts of France against the " 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 faid Words
" shall be there inserted ?" « and the Government of the United States, has been
It was resolved in the Negative. fuddenly 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.” " ħas, notwithstanding this Interruption, received Al« furances from the American Minister resident at this
The Question was put thereupon ?
It was refolved in the Affirmative. "Court, that the United States are desirous of maintain
ing friendly Relations between the two Countries ; " and that this Desire will be met by a corresponding
Then the Lords following were appointed a Com. Committee to " Disposition on the Part of His Majesty. mittee, to prepare an Address pursuant thereto ; prepare Ad
dress. “ To assure His Majesty, that we will not fail to
(videlicet) “ resume the Consideration of the State of the inferior Ld. President.
L. Bp. Bangor., L. Napier. “ Clergy; and that we will concur in such Measures as
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L. Mulgrave. ce this interesting Subject.
D. Somerset. L. Bp. Oxford. L. Verulam. “ Po offer our humble Congratulations to His Majesty,
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. • has been graciously pleased to order to be laid before E. Glasgow.
us; and to state how fincerely 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 us and our Allies by the inveterate Hostility of our
The House was adjourned during Pleasure'; and the
Commictee 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
“ Monarchy, and the ultimate Deliverance of their
“ We respectfully beg Leave to state our Concurrence
“ 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 Resources of Your Majesty's Dominions ; and
“ 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 “ Aslistance 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 Consideration 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 " the Naval Armaments and Establishments of the
“ United States are desirous of maintaining friendly ReEnemy in that River afforded, not only of destroying
« lations between the Two Countries, and that this
“ Defire 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 Provi“ Majesty for having been graciously pleased to give
“ fion upon this interesting Subject.
“ We humbly offer to Your Majesty our Congratu.
“ 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-
" 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
“ this House is fully impressed with the Conviction, that
“ it will require the utmost Vigilance, Fortitude, and
*“ Perseverance to guard the Security of Your Majesty's " 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
“ Hostility 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 aflift and give Effect “ is the Defire 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-
Which Address, being read by the Clerk, was agreed
ORDERED, That the faid 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
ham appoint« 23d of July 1800, touching the Nomination of a “ Sense of Your Majesty's Goodness, in acquainting us « Chairman of Committees of this House, at the of Commit
ed Chairman " 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 Diffèntienté, That 'the Lord Wak E. Grosvenor.
E. Mount Edge fingham do take the Chair in all Committees of the whole
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 Houfe 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 Tén o'Clock, in the House of
Peers, and every Monday after ; and to adjourn
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Orders and Customs of this House, and of the Privileges for the M. Lansdowne.
Hamilton. of the Peers of Great Britain and Ireland, and Lords of Journals. M. Stafford.
Parliament ; and to peruse and perfect the Journals of
this and former Sessions of Parliament :
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L. Bp. Clogher.
L. Sundridge &
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L. Hood of Cather-
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Westminjter, be served with the Order of this House made
L. St. Helens. this Day for the Purposes aforesaid.
L. Ellenborough. Dominus Ellenborough, Capitalis Justiciarius Banci Adjourn. E. Fitzwilliam.
Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum
L. Sheffield esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum quintum diem
instantis Januari, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis fic
L. Ponsonby of
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Dux CAMBRIDGE. Primariorum Secre. E. Liverpool.
Dux GLOUCESTER. tariorum.
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Comes Aylesford, Se- Ds. Heathfield.
Comes Pembroke &
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Ds. Mulgrave. V. Mountjoy
Ds. Yarborongh. Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet
Ds. Hood of CatherComes Thanet.
Ds. Bolton. the Streets,
Comes Home. terruption by Hackney Coaches, Carts, and Drays in
Ds. Wodehouse. Order to pre- “ the Streets and Passages leading to this House, that
Comes Aberdeen. “ the Lords and others are frequently hindered from
Ds. St. Helens.
Comes Glasgow “ coming thereto :"
Comes Oxford &
Ds. Redesdale. It is thereupon ORDERED by the Lords Spiritual and
Ds. Sheffield. ther with the Justices of the Peace of the said City, shall
Ds. Erskine. by their strict Care and Directions to the Constables and
Ds. Ponsonby of Ima other Officers within their Jurisdiction, take special
Ds. Ailfa. make any stay between Whitehall and the End of Abing
Comes Mount Edg-
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The Answer of Andrew Blane Esquire, Writer to the Erskine et al.