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H O U S E O F L O R D S,

Beginning Anno Septimo GEORGII Quarti, 1826.

VOL. LVIII.

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Ds. Gifford. Epus. Londinen. Comes Harrowby, Epus. Lincoln. Praeses. Epus. Meneven. Comes Westmorland, Epus. Norvicen. C. P. S. #. Handaven. Dux Grafton. pus. Earon. Dux Beaufort Epus. Glocestr. i. poro." Epus. Cicestrien. #. so Epus. Cestrien. ux Wellington. March. Lansdowne. March. Camden. March. Hastings. Vicecom. Sidmouth. March. Ailesbury. Vicecom. Lake. Vicecom. Earmouth. Comes Essea. Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Dacre. Comes Abingdom. Ds. Zouche. Comes Jersey. T)s. Howard de Walden. Comes Oxford & MorDs. Clifton. timer. Ds. Teynham. Comes Tankerville. Ds. Forbes. Comes Cowper. Ds. Saltoun. Comes Stanhope. Ds. Colville of Culross. Comes Fitzwilliam. Ds. Newburgh. Comes Egremont. Ds. King. Comes Ilchester. Ds. Walsingham. Comes Spencer. Ds. Montagu. Comes Bathurst. Ds. Kenyon. Comes Clarendon. Ds. Auckland. Comes Grosvenor. Ds. Selsey. Comes Strange. Ds. Calthorpe. Comes Mansfield. Ds. Gwydir. Comes Carnarvon. Ds. Carrington. Comes Liverpool. 1)S. Fitz Gibbon. Comes Mayo. Ds. St. Helens. Comes Belmore.

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Ds. Maryborough.
Ds. Stowell.
Ds. Bealey.

Vicecom. Torrington.
Vicecom. Dudley &
JWard.
Vicecom. Maynard.
Vicecom. Sydney,
Vicecom. Melville.

The Lord Gifford sat Speaker by virtue of a former Commission.

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Then the said Letters Patent were read by the Clerk

as follow ; (viz'.)

GEORGE R.

“ GeoRGE the Fourth, by the Grace of God, of the “ United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, “ Defender of the Faith : To all to whom these Presents “shall come, Greeting ; Whereas we have lately, for “ divers difficult and pressing Affairs concerning §. the “ State and Defence of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Church, ordained this A 2 “ Our

Parliament opened by Commission.

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Our present Parliament to begin and be holden at Our City of Westminster on the Twenty-first Day of April in the First Year of Our Reign'; on which Day Our said Parliament was begun and holden, and from thence, by several Adjournments and Prorogations, had been adjourned and prorogued to and until Thursday the Second Day of February instant, then to be holden and sit at Our City of Westminster aforesaid: , And forasmuch as for certain Causes We cannot conveniently be present in Our Royal Person in Our said Parliament upon the said Second Day of February instant; Know ye, that We, trusting in the Discretion, Fidelity, and Care of Our most dear Brothers and faithful Councillors Frederick Duke of York, William Duke of Clarence, Ernest Duke of Cumberland, Augustus Duke of Sussea, Adolphus Duke of Cambridge; Our most dear Cousin and faithful Councillor William Frederick Duke of Gloucester; The Most Reverend Father in God and Our faithful Councillor Charles Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our most dear Cousins and Councillors John Earl of Eldon, Chancellor of that Part of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Great Britain; Dudley Earl of Harrowly, President of Our Council; John Earl of Westmorland, Keeper of Our Privy Seal ; James Duke of Montrose, Chamberlain of Our Household ; Charles Duke of Dorset, Master of Our Horse; Arthur Duke of Wellington, Henry Marquess Conyngham, Steward of Our Household ; Charles Marquess of Winchester, Groom of Our Stole; Richard Marquess Hellesley, John Jeffreys Marquess Camden, George James Marquess of Cholmondeley, George Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham, Cropley Ashley Earl of Shaftesbury, JWilliam Earl Fitzwilliam, George John Earl Spencer, John Earl of Chatham, Henry Earl Bathurst, One of Our Principal Secretaries of State ; Robert Bankes Earl of Liverpool, Thomas Earl of Chichester, Henry Earl of Mulgrave, Robert Viscount Melville, Henry Viscount Sidmouth ; Our well-beloved and faithful Councillors Henry Richard Lord Holland, William Wyndham Lord Grenville, John Lord Redesdale, and Róbert Lord Gif: ford, by the Advice and Consent of Our Council, do give and grant, by the Tenor of these Presents, unto the said Duke of York, Duke of Clarence, Duke of Cumberland, Duke of Sussea, Duke of Cambridge, Duke of Gloucester, Archbishop of Canterbury, Earl of Eldon, Earl of Harrowby, Earl of JWestmorland, Duke of Montrose, Duke of Dorset, Duke of Wellington, Marquess Conyngham, Marquess of Winchester, Marquess Wellesley, Marquess Camden, Marquess of Cholmondeley, Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham, Earl of Shaftes. bury, Earl Fitzwilliam, Earl Spencer, Earl of Chatham, Earl Bathurst, Earl of Liverpool, Earl of Chichester, Earl of Mulgrave, Viscount Melville, Viscount Sidmouth, Lord Holland, Lord Grenville, Lord Redesdale, and Lord Gifford, and any Three of them, full Power, in Our Name, to hold Our said Parliament, and to open and declare, and cause to be opened and declared, the Causes of holding the same, and to proceed upon the said Affairs in Our said Parliament, and in all Matters arising therein, and to do every thing which for Us and by Us, for the good Government of Our said United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and of other Our Dominions belonging to Our said United Kingdom, shall be therein to be done; and also, if necessary, to continue, adjourn, and prorogue Our said Parliament: Commanding also, by the Tenor of these Presents, with the Consent of Our said Council, as well all and every the Archbishops, Bishops, Earls, Viscounts, Barons, and Knights, as all others whom it concerns, to meet in Our said Parliament, that to the same Duke of York, Duke of Clarence, Duke of Cumberland, Duke of Sussea, Duke of Cambridge, Duke of Gloucester, Archbishop of Canterbury, Earl of Eldon, Earl of Harrowby, Earl of Westmorland, Duke of

Montrose, Duke of Dorset, Duke of Wellington, Mar“ quess Conyngham, Marquess of Winchester, Marquess Wellesley, Marquess Camden, Marquess of Cholmondeley, * Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham, Earl of Shaftesbury, Earl Fitzwilliam, Earl Spencer, Earl of Chatham, “ Earl Bathurst, Earl of Liverpool, Earl of Chichester, • Earl of Mulgrave, Viscount Melville, Viscount Sidmouth, Lord Holland, Lord Grenville, Lord Redesdale, “ and Lord Gifford, or any Three of them, they diligently 2

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intend in the Premises, in the Form aforesaid. In witness whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent. “Witness Ourself at Westminster, the First Day of “ February, in the Seventh Year of Our Reign.

“By The King Himself, signed with His own Hand. “ BATHURST.”

Which done, The Lord Speaker said,

“My Lords, and Gentlemen, “We are commanded by His Majesty to inform you, that His Majesty has seen with Regret the Embarrassment which has occurred in the pecuniary Transactions of the Country since the Close of the last Session of Parliament. “This Embarrassment did not arise from any Political Events either at Home or Abroad; it was not produced by any unexpected Demand upon the Public Resources, nor by the Apprehension of any Interruption to the general Tranquillity. “Some of the Causes to which this Evil must be attributed lie without the Reach of direct Parliamentary Interposition; nor can Security against the Recurrence of them be found, unless in the Experience of the Sufferings which they have occasioned. “ But to a certain Portion of this Evil Correctives at least, if not effectual Remedies, may be applied; and His Majesty relies upon your Wisdom to devise such Measures as may tend to protect both private and public Interests against the like sudden and violent Fluctuations, by placing on a more firm Foundation

the Currency and Circulating Credit of the Country.

“ His Majesty continues to receive from His Allies, and generally from all Foreign Princes and States, the strongest Assurances of their friendly Disposition towards His Majesty. His Majesty on His Part is constant and unwearied in His Endeavours to reconcile conflicting Interests, and to recommend and cultivate Peace, both in the Old World and in the New. “His Majesty commands us to inform you, that in pursuance of this Policy His Majesty's Mediation has been successfully employed in the Conclusion of a Treaty between the Crowns of Portugal and Brazil, by which the Relations of friendly Intercourse, long interrupted between Two kindred Nations, have been restored ; and the Independence of the Brazilian Empire has been formally acknowledged. “ His Majesty loses no Opportunity of giving Effect to the Principles of Trade and Navigation which have received the Sanction of Parliament, and of establishing them, as far as possible, by Engagements with Foreign Powers. “. His Majesty has directed to be laid before you a Copy of a Convention, framed on these Principles, which has recently been concluded between His Majesty and The King of France; and of a similar Convention with the free Hanseatick Cities of Lubeck, Bremen, and Hamburgh. “ His Majesty has likewise directed to be laid before you a Copy of a Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation concluded between His Majesty and the Republic of Columbia, the Ratifications of which have been exchanged since the Close of the last Session. For the carrying into effect some of the Stipulations of this Treaty His Majesty will have need of your Assistance. “His Majesty regrets that He has not to announce to you the Termination of Hostilities in India. But the Operations of the last Campaign, through the Bravery

of the Forces of His Majesty and of the East India

Company, and the Skill and Perseverance of their Commanders, have been attended with uniform Success; and His Majesty trusts that a Continuance of the same Exertions may lead at no distant Period to an honourable and satisfactory Pacification. “ His Majesty's Attention has been directed to the Consideration of several Measures, recommended in the last Session of Parliament, for improving the Condition of Ireland. “ The Industry of that Part of the United Kingdon His Majesty has the Satisfaction of acquainting you is in a Course of gradual and general Advancement, an Advancement mainly to be attributed to that State of Tranquillity which now happily prevails throughout all the Provinces of Ireland.

“ Gentlemen

Lords Commissioners

Speech.

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It was moved, “That an humble Address be presented “ to His Majesty, to return His Majesty the Thanks of “ this House for the gracious Speech which His Majesty “ has commanded to be made to both Houses of Par“ liament. “To assure His Majesty that we deeply regret the “ Embarrassment which has occurred in the pecuniary “ Transactions of the Country since the Close of the “ last Session of Parliament; but that it is a Satisfaction “ to us to know that this Embarrassment did not arise from any Political Events, either at Home or Abroad; “ and that it was not produced by any unexpected “ Demand upon the Public Resources, nor by the Ap“ prehension of any Interruption to the general Tran“ quillity. “That we are sensible that some of the Causes to “ which this Evil must be attributed lie without the “ Reach of Parliamentary Interposition; and that no “Security against the Recurrence of them can be found, “ unless in the Sufferings which they have occasioned. “That His Majesty may rely on our anxious Endea“vours to devise such Measures as may appear to apply “ an effectual Remedy to a certain Portion of this Evil, and such as may tend to protect both private and public Interests against the like sudden and violent “Fluctuations, by placing on a more firm Foundation “ the Currency and Circulating Credit of the Country. “To express our Gratification at learning that His Majesty continues to receive from His Allies, and generally from all Foreign Princes and States, the strongest “Assurances of their friendly Disposition towards His “ Majesty; and that His Majesty on His Part is constant “ and unwearied in His Endeavours to reconcile conflict“ing Interests, and to recommend and cultivate Peace, “ both in the Old World and in the New. “To congratulate His Majesty on the successful Con“clusion, through His Majesty's Mediation, of a Treaty “ between the Crowns of Portugal and Brazil, by which “ the Relations of friendly Intercourse, long interrupted “ between Two kindred Nations, have been restored ; “ and the Independence of the Brazilian Empire has “ been formally acknowledged. “To thank His Majesty for informing us, that He “loses no Opportunity of giving Effect to the Principles “ of Trade and Navigation which have received the Vol. LVIII.

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Sanction of Parliament, and of establishing them, as far as possible, by Engagements with Foreign Powers; and that His Majesty has directed to be laid before us Copies of Conventions concluded between His Majesty and The King of France, and between His Majesty and the Hanseatick Cities of Lubeck, Bremen, and Hamburgh, and likewise the Copy of a Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation, with the Republic of Columbia; and His Majesty may depend upon our taking into early Consideration the Stipulations of this Treaty, with a view of rendering it effectual. “To state our Regret that His Majesty has not to announce to us the Termination of Hostilities in India. “That we learn however with great Satisfaction that the last Campaign has, through the Bravery of the Forces of His Majesty and of the East India Company, and the Skill and Perseverance of their Commanders, been attended with uniform Success; and we trust that a Continuance of the same Exertions may lead, at no distant Period, to an honourable and satisfactory Pacification. “To express the Gratification we derive from the improved Condition of Ireland, and from the Knowledge that the Industry of that Part of the United Kingdom is in a Course of gradual and general Advancement; an Advancement mainly to be attributed to the State of Tranquility which now happily prevails throughout all the Provinces of that Country. “That we shall be most ready to give our best Consideration to any Measures which may be proposed for carrying into effect the Recommendations of the Committees of the Two Houses in the last Session of Parliament. “To assure His Majesty, that, whilst we deeply lament the injurious Effects which the late pecuniary Crisis must have entailed upon many Branches of the Commerce and Manufactures of the United Kingdom, we confidently believe that the temporary Check which Commerce and Manufactures may at this Moment experience, will, under the Favour of Divine Providence, neither impair the great Sources of our Wealth, nor impede the Growth of National Prosperity.”

Then an Amendment was proposed to be made to the

said Motion, by inserting at the End of the Address the following Words; (viz'.)

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