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paper, on which hall be ingrossed, or written, any admission into any of the four inps of court.

8. Thas towards making good and securing the payment of the faid sums, there be granted to his majesty, an additional tamp duty of 2 l. upon every piece of vellum or parchment, or sheet or piece of paper; on which thall be ingrossed, or written, any register, entry, testimonial, or certificate of the degree of utter barrifter, taken in any of the four inns of court.

9. That there be raised by loans or Exchequer bills, to be charged on the first aids to be granted in the next feflion of parliament, the sum of

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Sum total of the provifions made by this session 18655750 2 8! But to this we must add, what standing this excess, we may prcmay hereafter be raised by the said bably have, as usual, a deficiency 7th and 8th resolutions of May the to be provided for by the next feflion 17th, which cannot be ascertained, of parliament ; beside providing for because the deficiency of the fund, fuch services as may this year be inestablished by the act therein men- curred, though not before provided tioned, is not known. However, for, which amounted last year to a without this addition, we may fee very large sum, as appears by the that the total fum provided for by 8th resolution of November 17th, the committee of ways and means, the ift of December 7th, that of exceeds the total fum granted by December 14th, and that of Jathe committee of supply by the sum nuary 28th, being in the whole, of 356,5961. 3 s. 9 d. yet notwith- 3,676,2321. 135. 11 d,


Annual interest or other



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An account of the Public Debts, at the receipt of the xchequer, standing out at Jan, 5, 1762, wirb the annual intereff or orber cbarges payable for the same.

Principal deßt.

charges payable for the E X C H ER U E R. Annuities for long terms, being the remainder of the original fum contributed and unsubscribed I

d. 1.

to the South-Sea company

1,836,275 17 10 136,453 12 8
Ditto for lives, with the benefit of survivorship, being the original fum contributed


Ditto for two and three lives, being the sum remaining after what is fallen in by deaths

76,005 14 10

9,215 12
Exchequer bills made out for interest of old bills

Note, The land taxes and duties on malt, being annual grants, are not charged in this account, nor the

1,000,000 l. charged on the deductions of 6d. per pound on pensions, nor the 1,500,000l, to-
wards paying off the navy debt, &c. anno 1761. nor the sum of 1,000,000 b, charged on the supplies
anno 1762.

E AST INDIA Company.
By two acts of Parliament 9 Will. III. and two other acts 6 and 9 Anne, at 3!. per cent. 3,200,000

97,285 14 4
Annuities at 31. per cent. anno 1744, charged on the surplus of the additional duties on low
wines, spirits, and strong waters

1 1,000,000

30,401 15 8
On their original fund at 31. per cent. from 1 Aug. 1743


For cancelling Exchequer bills 3 Geo. I.


15,000 Purchased of the South-sea company


121,898 3 5 Annuities at 3 per cent. charged on the duties on coals fince, 1719


52,500:Ditto at 3 per cent. charged on the surplus of the funds for lottery, 1714,


Ditto at 3 per cent anno 1746, charged on the duties on licences for retailing spirituous liquors
fince, 1746


29,604: -
Ditto at 3 per cent. charged on the sinking fund by the acts 25, 28, 29,
32, and 33 George II.

21,137,821 511?
Ditto at 3 per cent. charged on the duties on offices and pensions, &c. by
the act 31 George II.

500,000 Ditto at 3 per cent. charged on the additional duty on strong beer

339627,821. ST 1,020,838 58. and ale, by the act 1 George III.

11,400,000 Ditto at 3 per cent in lottery tickets charged on the said fund by the laid act


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Ditto at 3 per cent. cliarged on the finking fund by the act 25 George II. Ditto at

fper cent. charged on the said fund by the act 29 George II. Ditto at

3 1-half per cent. charged on the duties on offices and pensions, &c, by the act 31 Geo. II.
Dirto at 4 per cent. charged on the additional duty on malt, &c. by the
act 33 George 11.

Ditto at 4 per cent. additional capital of 3 per cent. in lottery tickets on
8,000,000. l. charged on the said fund by the said act

Memorandum. The tubscribers of 100 1. tò the lottery 1745, were allowed an annuity for one life of 9 s. a.

ticket, which amounted to 22,500 l. but is now reduced by lives fallen in, to 18,8121. 155. and the
Subscribers of sool, to the lottery 1746, were allowed an annuity for one life of 18s. a ticket, which
amounted to 45,000l, but is now reduced by lives fallen in to 38,2161. and the subscribers
of rool for 3 per cent, annuities anno 1757, were allowed an annuity for one life of il. 2 s. 6d.
which amounted to 33,7501. but is now reduced by lives fallen in to 32,9371. gs. 6s. and also the
fubscribers of rool. for 3 per cent. annuities, anno 1761, were allowed an annuity for 99 years of
il. 2 s. 6d. amounting to 128,2 ol, which annuities are an increase of the national debt, but can.
not be added thereto, as money was advanced for the same.

On their capital stock and annuities, 9 George I.
Annuities at 3?. per cent. anno 1751, charged on the finking fund

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S T A T E P A P Ë R S.

His majesly's m.f gracious Speech to our rupture with Spain, notwith

both houses of parliament, on funeftanding my utmost endeavours to 2, 1762.

prevent it, and the violent and un

provoked attack with which the My lordsand gentlemen,

dominions of my ancient ally, the THE public business, for which king of Portugal, are threatened,

you were assembled, being 'now fufficiently evince the wisdom and kappily concluded, the advanced necessity of that formress and resoseason of the year calls upon me to lution in my parliament, which have put an end to this session of parlia- enabled me to continue our military ment; which I cannot do, without preparations without the least inexpressing the highest approbation terruption or delay ; and confiderof the zeal, unanimity, and dif- ably to augment my feets and arpatch, which have fo fignally ap- mies in those parts, in which our peared in the course of your pro- enemies can be more fenfibly disceedings.

tressed. The signal success of my At the opening of this session I arms, in the conquest of Martinico, informed you, that it had been my and the acquisition of many other earnest wish to restore the blessings valuable settlements in the West of peace to my people ; but that it Indies, have, under the blessing of was my fixt resolution, with your God, been the happy consequences concurrence and support, to carry of these measures. I trust in the on the war in the most effectual Divine Providence, that they will manner, till that desirable object be attended with still farther advancould be obtained upon equitable tages, until the powers at war with and honourable conditions. My us shall be disposed to such terms sentiments in both these respects of accommodation, as the dignity continue invariably the same, and I and just rights of my crown, the have the satisfaction to find them future security and commercial inconfirmed by the unanimous voice terests of my subjects, will permit of my parliament.

me to accept. The declaration, which molives Gentlemen of the house of comof humanity have engaged the em- mons, peror of Russia to make to all the When I consider the ample supcourts in that alliance, and the great plies which you have granted, I and happy change in the fituation cannot but lament the heavy burof my ally, the king of Prusia, thens, which the neceflities of the gives us just reason to hope, that the public service have obliged you to of her belligerent powers may be in- impose upon my people. From duced to entertain the same pacific this confideration, I have endeadifpofitions. On the other hand, voured, in every instance, to restrain


my demands within as narrow incline the enemy to the fame pabounds, as the difficulties, in which ciśc difpofition. I found myself involved, would al- A negotiation was accordingly low. From the same motive, my begun last year, which proved in. ut not care shall be employed to effectual. The war became afterthe most exact ceconomy, consistent wards more general, by the resoluwith the safety of my kingdums, tion of the court of Madrid to take and the good faith and honour of part with the enemy, notwithstandmy crown.

ing my best endeavours to prevent I return you my particular thanks, it. for the proof which you have given This, with the unexpected attack of your regard to me and to my fa- of my natural and good ally the mily, in the ample provision you king of Portugal, greatly affe&ted have made for the queen; whose vir- our commerce, multiplied the ob. tues, and affection to this country, jećts of our military operations, and will, I am confident, be found to increased our difficulties, by adding deserve it.

to the heavy burthens under which My lords and gentlemen, this country already laboured. I have the fullest persuasion, that My object ftill continued the you will continue to diffuse in your fame, to attain an honourable peace, several counties that spirit of con- by pursuing this more exce:five cord, which you have yourselves so war in the most vigorous manner. Iteadily exerted in parliament: and I embraced therefore an occasion ofyou may be assured that I will, on fered me, of renewing the negotia. my part, return your zeal and affec- tion; but at the saine time I exerttion for my person and government, ed so effectually the strength which by a constant attention to whatever you had put into my hands, and may contribute to the ease of my sub- have been so well served by my feets jects ; and that it is my ardent wish, and armies in the execution of my to found the glories of my reign on plans, that history cannot furnish exthe union of my people, and on amples of greater glory, or greater the welfare and prosperity of thefe advantages acquired by the arms of my kingdoms.

this, or any other nation, in fo fhort a period of time. My general prince

Ferdinand of Brunswick, and my His majesty's most gracious speech to army in Germany, have gained im

both houses of parliament, on Nov. mortal honour, by many signal ad25, 1762.

vantages obtained during the courle

of this campaign, over an enemy My lords and gentlemen,

superior in numbers. The proFound, on my accession to the gress of the French and Spanish arms

throne, thefe my kingdoms en- in Portugal has been stopt; and that gaged in a bloody and expensive kingdom preserved by the firmness war. I resolved to profecute it and resolution of its sovereign, and with the utmost vigour; determin- by the military talents of the reigned, however, to consent to peace, ing count La Lippe, feconded by upon just and honourable terms, the valour of the troops under his whenever the events of war should command. Martinico, and other

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