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Sir Wm. Erskine, of Tory, bart.
Hon. Colonel Charles Hope.
Sir John Stuart, bart.
William Douglas M'Lean Clephane.
Lord Archibald Hamilton.
Hon. Colonel Alexander Flope.
Major General Alexander Mackenzie.
Orkney and Shetland.
Captain Robert Honyman.
James Montgomery, jun.
Colonel Thomas Graham.
Major-General Sir Charles Ross, bart.
Sir George Douglas, bart.
Hon. Charles Elphinstone Fleeming.
Edinburgh, City of
Right Hon. Henry Dundas.
Tain, Dingwall, Dornock, Wick, and Sir John Sinclair, bart.
Right Hon. John Charles Villiers.
Fortrose, Invernesss, Nairn, and Forres. Dumfries.
Alexander Penrose Cumming Gordon. Sir Robert Laurie, bart.
Elgin, Banff, Cullen, Kintore, and low Edinburgh.
verury. Robert Dundas.
Lieut.-Col. Francis Wm. Grant, [VOL. XXXVI.)
Aberdeen, Aberbrothock, Montrose, Bre: Clare, County of
Hon. F. N. Burton. Sir E. O'Brien, bart. James Farquhar.
Cork, County of Perth, Dundee, St. Andrew's, Forfar II. Viscount Boyle. R. Uniacke Fitzgerald. and Cupur.
Cork, City of David Scott, of Dunnivald.
N. Longfield. Hon. C. Hely Hutehinson. Anstruther, Eust and West, Pition- Coleraine, Borough of weem, Crail, and Kilrenny.
Clonmell, Borough of
Cashell, City of
Right hon. William Wickham.
Donnegal, County of
Down, County of
Viscount Castlereagh. Francis Savage. Alexander Houstoun.
Downpatrick, Borough of
Dungannon, Borough of
Hon. George Knox.
Drogheda, County and Tour of
Dublin, County of
quhar, and Lochmaben. Right Hon. Charles Hope.
Dublin, City of
John C. Beresford. John Latouche, jun.
Dublin, College of the Holy Trinity of Joho Spalding.
Hon. George Knox.
Dungardon, Borough of
Ennis, Borough of
Right hon. James Fitzgerald.
Fermanagh, County of
Galway, County of Patrick Duigenan, LL.D.
Hon. Richard Trench. Richard Martin. ithlone, Borough of
Galway, Town of
Dennis Bowes Daly.
Kerry, County of
Right Hon. M. Fitzgerald. James Crosbie. Bandonbridge, Town of
Kildare, County of Sir Broderick Chinnery, bart.
Lord R. S. Fitzgerald. Robert La Touche. Carrickfergus, County and Town of
Kilkenny, County of Lord Spencer Stanley Chichester,
Rt. Hon. Wm. B. Ponsonby. Hon. J. Butler. Catherlough, County of
Kilkenny, City of David Latouche, jun. Walter Bagenel. Hon. Charles Butler. Catherlough, Borough of
Kingsale, Torn of
Samuel Campbell Rowley.
Lisburne, Borough of
Wexford, Town of
Wicklow, County of
Wm. Boare Hume. George Ponsonby.
Youghall, Town of
Sir John Kene, bart.
SIXTEEN Perrs or SCOTLAND.
George Hay, marquis of Tweedale.
Hugh Montgomery, earl of Eglinton.
Archibald Kennedy, earl of Cassilis.
John Lyon Bowes, earl of Strathmore.
Patrick Crichton, earl of Dumfries.
Thomas Bruce, carl of Eigin and Kincardiog Longford, County of
George Ramsay, earl of Dalhousie. Sir Thos. Featherstone, bt.
William Carnegie, earl of Northesk. Hon. T. Glead. Newcomen.
Alex. Lindsay, earl of Balcarras.
George Gordon, earl of Aboyne.
John Campbell, earl of Bredalbane.
George Boyle, earl of Glasgow.
William Shaw Cathcart, lord Cathcart.
James Sornerville, lord Somerville.
Francis Napier, lord Napier.
The King's Speech on Opening the Seso, Meath, County of
sion.] Nov. 23. His Majesty opened Sir M. Somerville, bart. Thomas Bligh.
the Session with the following Speech to Monaghan, County of
both Houses : Richard Dawson, Charles Powell Leslie.
“ My Lords and Gentlemen ; Newry, Borough of
" It is highly gratifying to me to resort Right hon. Isaac Corry.
to your advice and assistance, after the New Ross, Town of
opportunity which has been recently afCharles Tottenham, jun.
forded, of collecting the sense of my
people. Portarlington, Borough of
“ The internal prosperity of the counHenry Parnell.
try has realized our most sanguine hopes. Queen's County.
We have experienced the bounty of Hon. Wm. W. Pole. Sir Eyre Coute, K. B. Divine Providence in the produce of an Roscommon, County of
abundant harvest. Arthur French. Hon. Edward King.
“ The state of the manufactures, com. Sligo, County of
merce, and revenue of my United KingJoshua Edward Cooper. Charles O'llara.
dom, is flourishing beyond example ; and
the loyalty and attachment which are Sligo, Borough of
manifested to my person and government, Owen Wynne.
afford the strongest indications of the Tipperary, County of
just sense that is entertained of the nuViscount Mathew. John Bagwell.
merous blessings enjoyed under the pro. Tralee, Borough of
tection of our happy Constitution. Rt. Hon. George Canning.
“ In my intercourse with foreign powers Tyrone, County of
I have been actuated by a sincere dispoJames Stewart. · Right hon. John Stewart.
sition for the maintenance of peace. It Waterford, County of
is nevertheless impossible for. me to lose Right hon. John Beresford. Edward Lee.
sight of that established and wise system
of policy, by which the interest of other Waterford, City of
States are connected with our own ; and John Wm. Congreve Alcock.
I cannot therefore be indifferent to any Westmeath, County of
material change in their relative condition Gustavus Rochfort. Wm. Smith.
and strength. My conduct will be in. Werford, County of
variably regulated by a due consideration Earl of Loftus. Abel Ram.
of the actual situation of Europe, and by
a watchful solicitude for the perinanent to rise for the purpose of moving your welfare of my people.
lordships to answer it in a suitable ad“ You will, I am persuaded, agree dress. We know, my lords, by perwith me in thinking, that it is incumbent sonal feeling and observation, that the upon us to adopt those means of security prosperity of our manufactures, and comwhich are best calculated to afford the merce, the abundance of the necessaries prospect of preserving to my subjects the of life, the heartfelt felicity of the peo. blessings of peace.
ple, the ardour of their loyalty to his “ Gentlemen of the House of Commons: majesty's person, and their attachment to
“ I have ordered the estimates for the the constitution, are fully equal to that ensuing year to be laid before you ; and encouraging representation of them which I rely on your zeal and liberality in has been given in the speech from the providing for the various branches of the throne. Of the present condition of Eupublic service ; which, it is a great satis- rope, it is difficult to think without deep faction to me to think, may be fully ac- anxiety. There is not a power on the complished without any considerable ado continent between whose interests and dition to the burdens of my people. ours certain relations do not subsist. The
“ My Lords and Gentlemen ; order of dominion cannot be there in. “I contemplate, with the utmost satis- definitely changed, without endangering faction, the great and increasing benefits the security of Britain. However much, produced by that important measure, then, may have been conceded to imwhich has united the interest and conso- perious necessity ; whatever of the mere lidated the resources of Great Britain and pride of arrogant pretension we may Ireland. The improvement and exten- have been induced to wave for the sake of sion of these advantages will be objects peace ; though we may have relucta of your unremitting care and attention. antly abandoned allies, who had no The trade and commerce of my subjects, longer the power nor the will to make a 80 essential to the support of public credit stand for their own political existence; and of our maritime strength, will, I am yet there are limits, beyond which it is persuaded, receive from you every possi. forbidden by just policy to extend ble encouragement; and you will readily this plan of conduct. We cannot, therelend your assistance in affording to mer fore, but approve his majesty's resolution cantile transactions in every part of my to keep the vigilance of his government United kingdom all the facility and ac- awake to the changes in the arrangement commodation that may be consistent with of continental power. Such vigour of the security of the public revenue. preparations as may be requisite to give
“ To uphold the honour of the country, due authority to that vigilance will be to encourage its industry, to improve its neither disagreeable to the nation at large, resources, and to maintain the true prin- nor inconsistent with the warmest wishes ciples of the Constitution in Church and of the members of this House. We can State, are the great and leading duties cordially sympathise in the sense of the which you are called upon to discharge. happy effects which have already ensued In the performance of them you may be from a union that has concentrated the assured of my uniform and cordial sup. energies, and usefully simplified the adport ; it being my most earnest wish io ministration of these kingdoms. The cultivate a perfect harmony and confi- supplies which, in such a state of affairs, dence between me and my parliainent, to a government so beneficent, from a and to promote to the utmost the welfare country so flourishing, may be wanted, a of my faithful subjects, whose interests people so loyal will not be easily persuaded and happiness I shall ever consider as in. to deny. His lordship then moved an adseparable from my own."
dress, which was an echo of the speech
from the throne. Debate in tke Lords on the Address of Viscount Nelson said :-I will not deny Thanks.] His Majesty having retired the myself the pleasure of seconding an adKing's Speech was read by the Lord dress with the purport of which my wishes Chancellor, and again by the clerk at the zealously coincide ; nor am I willing to table. After which,
omit this opportunity of expressing my Lord Arder said ; -My lords, the plea satisfaction at the prosperity of these sure with which I have heard his ma kingdoms, and my approbation of a plan jesty's most gracious speech, excites me of government, which proposes to main
tain the ancient dignity of the country, I gency of the times may require. My in the system of Europe, though without professional education will plead my exany hot-headed sacrifice of the benefits cuse for the imperfect manner in which I
War has not exhausted our deliver my sentiments ; but I should not resources : our national industry has not have done my duty if I had not, even in been slackened; nor has it been fustrated this plain seaman-like manner, seconded of its rewards. The prosperity which the the present address. country enjoys, is such as would render The Marquis of Abercorn said, it was us inexcuscable were we to sacrifice its common to declare in that House, at all honour. Unsuccessful, so far as we times, and under every circumstance, were directly engaged, in the war of that the present was the most tremendous valour, of martial force, of military tal crisis in which the country had ever been lents, France may, perhaps, hope to placed ; but if ever such a declaration gain more by that of artifice, of circum- could be made, otherwise than as a mere vention, of equivocal faith : but British figure of speech, the moment in which he strength of understanding and rectitude was speaking might correctly be so deof intention, ever have been, and I hope scribed. Our national character, our in God will ever be, more than an equal fame, our credit with the rest of Europe, match for every less candid and ingenuous and, above all, our future security, de. art. I, my lords, have, in different coun- pended altogether upon the firmness and tries, seen much of the miseries of war. spirit of the government. His lordship I am therefore in my inmost svul, a man adverted to the extraordinary aggrandizeof peace. Yet would I not, for the sake ment of our ambitious and inveterate of any peace, however fortunate, consent enemy, and the danger that might befall to sacrifice one jot of England's honour. this country, if a vigilant eye was not kept Our honour is inseparably combined with upon our rival, and such measures purour genuine interest. Hitherto there has sued as were best calculated to turn aside been nothing greater known on the conti- every mischievous attempt to undermine nent than the faith, the untarnished ho- our power and lessen our greatness. He nour, the generous public sympathies, declared his readiness to support, as far the high diplomatic influence, the com as he was able, those ministers, be they merce, the grandeur, the resistless power, who they might, who would adopt that the unconquerable valour of the British spirited system which the exigency of the nation. Wherever I have served in times rendered indispensably necessary. foreign countries, I have witnessed these After an elaborate eulogium on the merits, to be the sentiments with which Britons virtues, and integrity of Mr. Pitt, the were regarded. The advantages of such a marquis beuged their lordships to reflect, reputation are not to be lightly brought that it was not the views of ambition, the inio hazard. I, for one, rejoice that his acquirements of territory, or the increase majesty has signified his intention to pay of national power, that he was desirous of due regard to the connection between the recommending to their attention ; but a interests of this country and the preserva- more rational and a more moderate obtion of the liberties of Europe. " It is sa- | ject, the preservation of the united emtisfactory to know, that the preparations pire such as it then was. We still reto maintain our dignity in peace are not mained a great and a free people, the to be neglected. Those supplies which happy subjects of a beloved sovereign. liis majesty shall for such purposes de He did not wish to be considered as the mand, his people will most earnestly advocate for war; he spoke rather as the grant. The nation is satisfied that the friend of peace when he urged the necesgovernment seeks in peace or war no in- sity of being able to repel insult or agterest separate from that of the people at gression. Much had, in former sessions, large ; and as the nation was pleased with been said of our being left at a certain that sincere spirit of peace with which period of the war without allies ; for his the late treaty.was negotiated, so, now part, he thought that the happiest cirthat a restless and unjust ambition in those cumstance of the war; but, in fact, if a with whom we desired sincere amity has renewal of hostilities should be unavoidgiven a new alarm, the country will rather able, it would be found that we had allies prompt the government to assert its ho- more powerful than France could hope nour, than need to be roused to such for. 'The chance of events was our ally; measures of vigorous defence as the exi- scarcely any change could take place in