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“ An Attack upon the Naval Armaments and Efta. “ are desirous of maintaining friendly Relations betweeni “ blishments in the Scheldt afforded at once the Prospect " the Two Countries. This Defire 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. ss 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
“ laid before you. His Majesty has directed them to « tions determined His Majesty to employ His Forces in
« be formed with all the Attention to Economy which “ an Expedition to the Scheldt.
" the Support of His Allies and the Security of His Although the principal Ends of this Expedition
“ Dominions will permit. And His Majesty relies upon “ have not been attained, His Majesty confidently hopes « “ thật Advantages materially affeding the Security of
your Zeal and Loyalty, to afford him fuch Supplies “ His Majesty's Dominions in the farther Profecution
“ as may be necessary for those essential Objects.
“ He commands us to express how deeply He regrets 6 of the War, will be found to result from the Denio“ lition of the Docks and Arsenals of Flushing.
“ the Pressure upon His Subjects, which the protracted
66 Continuance of the War renders inevitable. “This important Object His Majesty was enabled to “ accomplish, in consequence of the Reduction of the “ My Lords, and Gentlemen, “ Illand 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 Consideration 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 Wilh, 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. s considerable Sacrifices, His Majesty cannot complain “ The inveterate Hostility of our Enemy continues to « that she has concluded it without His Majesty's Par " be directed against this Country with unabated Ani“ ticipation. It is His Majesty's earnest Wilh, 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 « serve.
“ of Vigilance, Fortitude, and Perseverance. 66 We have it farther in Command to communicate “ In every Difficulty and Danger, His Majesty cones to you, that the Efforts of His Majesty for the Pro “ fidently trusts, that He shall derive the molt 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 Expulfion 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
The House was resumed. « late Campaign. “ 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. Rosle 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
« the Crown in Ireland annexed to them;" “ their legitimate Monarchy, and to the ultimate Deli“ 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, that 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 were now in the same 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 Affistance 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; 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 those 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 6 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 o 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
from the said Writs and Returns, that the Right This Day George Earl of Coventry fat first in Parlia- E. Coventry
the Part of Ireland in the House of Lords of the taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declara-
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 beare 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 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 thereon : « 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 er 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
6 deemed consistent with the due Support of His Allies, “ dom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said
C and with the Welfare and Interests of His own Domi66 Affairs.
6 nions, although the War was undertaken by that
“ 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
" the Profpect which an Attack upon the Naval Arma.
ments and Establishments of the Enemy in the River
" afforded, not only in destroying a growing Force,
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 Lansdowne : His Lordship having first at the Seat.
“ Majesty, for having been graciously pleased to give Table taken the Oaths, and made and subscribed the
“ Directions that such Papers and Documents should be Declaration ; and also taken and subscribed the Oath of
“ laid before us, as His Majesty trusts will afford satisAbjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
factory Information upon the Subject of this Expe
Harcourt : His Lordship having first at the Table taken 6 Wish, 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 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 occafion 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 Supés 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 6 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. *6 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.
SpānisGovernment, 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). to 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 prò. ance of their Country.
“ ductive not of Advantage, but of lasting Injury to “ Respectfully 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, “ 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. us the strenuous and continued Allistance 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 to affure 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 ?" 6 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 56 press the Satisfaction of this House, that His Majesty “ an Address, as at first proposed.” “ has, notwithstanding this Interruption, received Al« surances from the American Minister resident at this
The Question was put thereupon ?
It was resolved in the AÄrmative. “ 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 mittee, to prepare an Address pursuant thereto
Then the Lords following were appointed a Com- Committee to
; prepare Ad“ Disposition on the Part of His Majesty.
dress. (videlicet) “ To assure His Majesty, that we will not fail to < resume the Confideration of the State of the inferior Ld. President. L. Bp. Bangor. L. Napier. "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. 4. Mulgrave. o this interesting Subject.
D. Somerset. L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Verulam. “To 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. Ós has been graciously pleased to order to be laid before E. Glasgow.
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 Majelty, 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
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 reported 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 importhumble Thanks for the Speech which has been made
“ ant Confiderations 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 afsure 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 • 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
66 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 affure 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
“ 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-
jesty has been graciously pleased to order to be laid “ at learning that Your Majesty had uniformly notified
“ before us; and we sincerely rejoice to find, that what« to Sweden Your Majesty's decided Wilh, that in de
ever partial or temporary Inconvenience may have “ termining upon the Question of Peace or War with
“ resulted from the Measures which were directed by • France, and other Continental Powers, she should be
“ France against those great Sources of our National “ guided by Considerations resulting from her own Si
Prosperity and Strength, those Measures have wholly o tuation and Interests; and while we lament, in com
“ 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 Is 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 assist 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 faid Address be presented to His
It was moved, " That the several Resolutions of the L. Walfing“ We beg Leave to express to Your Majesty our
23d of July 1800, touching the Nomination of a “ 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.
E. Mount Edge fingham do take the Chair in all Committees of the whole
cumbe. House, unless where it shall 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. V. Falmouth.
L. Say & Sele.
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.
Lords Sub-Committees appointed to consider of the Committee L. Sundridge &
Orders and Customs of this House, and of the Privileges for the M. Lansdowne.
of the Peers of Great Britain and Ireland, and Lords of Journals. M. Stafford.
L. Hawke. Parliament; and to peruse and perfect the Journals of
this and former Sessions of Parliament :
L. De Clifford.
L. Abp. York.
L. St. John of
L. Bp. Worcester.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Say & Sele.
L. Bp. Salisbury. L. Sinclair.
D. Bedford. L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Oxford.
L. Bp. Hereford. L. Hay.
L. Kenyon. M. Lansdowne.
L. Bp. Bristol.
L. Bp. Rochester. L. Ponsonby.
L. Bp. Clogher.
L. Sundridge &
E. Pembroke &
E. Suffolk &
L. Douglas of
L. Hood of Cather-