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university of Dublin. The increase be educated in the principles of their of catholics at the university of Dube religion, it 'was little matter whelin had been progressive, and at this ther they received that education in monent their number was twice as Ireland or in France. The jealousy great as it had ever been before. But hitherto entertained of catholicism, it was not in the university of Dublin was founded, not on the mere doce only, that the number of catholic trine, but on its foreign connections, students had increased. Great num. its foreign relations, its foreiga views. bers of the higher orders of that body But, now, the objection was changed. were to be found in the universities of No danger was apprehended of those Endland, and those of Glasgow and foreign relations and foreign views. Edinburgh. The enlargement of the The Roman-catbolic might go abroad. university of Dublin would be to no But, if kept at home, if educated purpose, Persons whose intention it in the bosom of his country, he was to instruct their flocks in certain would be dangerous. Was this the articles of faith, and in the obser. doctrine? If so, in order to be re. rance of certain religious ceremonies, futed, it needed only to be repeated. would never be induced or forced to And, if it was not, if foreign con. embrace a system of education foreign nections and views were dangerous, from those intentions. The Roman. why promote those views, and catholics being in a great degree cut strengthen those connections, by of from foreign education; to restrict exiling the Roman-catholic for the them to the university of Dublin, purpose of educating him,—not at would be to restrict them to a state the expence and under the protection of ignorance. As to what had fallen of his majesty's government, but as from Mr. P. about the college of a persioner on the bounty of the Waynooth being independent of all emperor of France ? visitorial inspection and power, the Lord Mahon observed, that the barned gentleman would find it diše influence of the catholic priests in tinctly specified by the statute that Ireland had been too strongly ex. the lord chancellor and judges of the emplified by the events of the recountry shall be visitors of the mo. bellion. He therefore considered it raks and conduct of the seminary, as as an inestimable benefit, to have the connected with civil policy; wisely ab. care of their education committed to strining from all interference either in the government of the country. their religious doctrine or discipline. Mr. Wilberforce confessed that
Mr. Banks objected to the addi. he was not one of those men who fortal grant now moved for, as it entertained the enlarged and liberal would double the number of students views on religious subjects, insisted for the catholic priesthood in Ireland, on with so much energy by Mr. tur consequently make the €.5000. Grattan. He was not so much like izal. A regular supply for the a certain ruler (Buonaparte), of Catholic priesthood, like many other whom it had been very happily said, objects, might be accomplished by that he was an honorary member of private contributions.
all religions. He could not help say. Mr. Grattan was surprised to ing, that in his opinion, the institution bear from Mr. Perceval, that if the at Maynooth would cramp the Konan-catholics of Ireland were to growth of protestantism in Ireland. It would be cruel and criminal to for their edacation in Lisbon, tog oppress or restrain the catholic reli. to his college. He had offered then gior. But it was no oppression not not only education, but every temp to farour it to the detriment of the tation that he thought likely to with protestant establishincnt.
draw them from their king an Lord Howick observed, that as country. On a representation of th the principle of the institution had matter to the catholic bishops in Ire been acquiesced in ever since 1795, land, they treated it as it deserved it was strange that the present grant and denounced exclusion from thi should be resisted. For, as the faith against any who might be weal house had acknowledged the princi. enough to fall into the snare lait ple, it followed that they could not for their allegiance. This threat hal refuse such additional grants as times the desired effect. But we shoul and circumstances might render ne. not in future leave any descriptio eessary. This was an argument in of his majesty's subjects exposed t favour of the grant, from their own the temptations of the enemy. Lor concession. But, in support of the Howick expressed, in the stronges argument, he could instance a fact, terms, an intention of making up, a which, he was confident, would es far as lay in his power, for the tim tablish the necessity of encouraging which had been mispent with respec home education for the catholic to Ireland. And with respect t priesthood of the land. He was the grant to the catholic college a sorry he had not the document Maynooth, if circumstances made i about him, but the fact was, that necessary to have the grant made lon doctor Walsh, a priest of talents, ger, he should most cordially suppor who was appoipted head of the it. Of course he gave his full assentti college established in Paris for the the resolution now proposed. - Thi education of catholic priests, had résolution and the others were the used all means in his power to induce severally moved and carried. such of the Irish ostholies, as weat,
Firences of the Country - Supplies.-Ways and Means.-Plan of Finance, with its Object, proposed by Lord Henry Petty.- Eleven Resolutions relating to his Plan laid on the Table for the consider. ation of the House of Commons.-Objections to the Plun by Mr. Joinstone,- and by Lord Castlereagh.- Resolutions relating to a Plan of Finance, submitted to the House by Lord Castlereagh, in place of that of Lord H. P.-Objections to Lord H. P.') Plan by Mr. Long. -Lord H. P.'s Plan defended by Mr. Tier. Rey,—and by Lord H. P. himself.-Farther Reasoning against Lord H. Pi's Plan by Lord Castlereagh.– Fundamental Error is Lord C.'s Plan of Finance pointed out by Mr. Giles.-Lord H. P.: Plan defended by Mr. Davie Giddy.-Resolutions on Lord H, P.'s Plan reported and agreed to.- Plan of Finance by Sir James Pulteney.- Lord P.'s Plan defended, and Lord Ci's attacked by Mr. H. Thornton.-Ways and Meuns.- Progress of the Commission of Military Inquiry.- Abuses in the Barrack Department.-- Fraudu. lent Dealings of Mr. Alexander Davison.-Proceedings of the Treasury aith regard to Davison.--Motion by Mr. Robson for the Approitment of a Committee of Inquiry into useless Places, and zinecure Offices.-Slightly amended by Lord H. Petty, and agreed to.- Reflections on the Proceedings in Parliament relating to Finance.-On the Nature of Money, and its great and still increas. ing Influr.- Bad Effects of this.-Observations on the Funding System.-- And on the Sinking Fund for paying off the National Debt.
THE estimates for the service of acts relating to the redemption of
the current year having been the public debt, and also the several approved, it became the next and acts for granting to his majesty cerBost important duty of the house of tain duties for a limited time, after canons, to derise in what manner the ratification of a definitive treaty the free revenge of the country of peace, be referred to the com, right be rendered sufficient for de mittee. The house having resolved Sariag so enormous expences itself into the said committee, Mr.
Tharsday, January 29, in the Hobhouse in the chair : bertate of commons, lord Henry Lord Henry Petty, after a proce. retty moved the order of the day, mium relating to the arduous nature for the honse to resolve itself into a of the task he had to perform, and committee of the whole house, to requesting the patient and unwearied take into consideration the finances attention of the house, proceeded of the country ; also, that the several to state as the foundation of what
he should have afterwards to submit Lord H. Petty having thus fully sta to the house, the supplies, and ways ted the supplies, and ways and mean and means for the present year, as for the year, said, that in ordinar far as they could then be estimated. times, he might be justified in conf Nearly the whole of the supplies had ning his views to the exigencies of th already been voted by the house. moment; that he might here close h He came now to state the supplies statement, dismissing the subject fa wanted: the total amount of which, the present year, and relieving him for Great Britain and Ireland, as self from the necessity of trespassin a joint charge, was 43,811,340% farther on the patience of the house Ils. 8d.
But in the present crisis of the his Of this aggregate sum, the portion tory of the world, it was their duty to be furnished by Great Britain, if they could, to anticipate the dan was 40,527,0651. 11s. 3d ; that to he gers it contained, and to provid defrayed by Ireland, €.5,314,275.* against those evils which it threatened
After an enumeration of the va. First of all, it became their duty t rious articles of ways and means, make soch arrangements as shoul he stated, that in addition to the enable us, if the war should be pro several sums for which those pro. tracted, to maintain the dreadft · vided, there remained to be raised conflict, with the firmness we ha by loan €.12.200,000. The whole hitherto shewn in its support, and of the means were then to be stated if possible, with increased energ thus :
and exertion. It was of great in Duty on malt, pen. 1.
portance to consider of what app! *}£2,750,000 sions, tobacco, &c.ez
cation our resources in future woul Surplus of consoli- } 3,500,000
admit, and, if possible, to combin dated fund,
with a provision for the vigorou War tages.........
19,800,000 support of the contest in which w Lottery, ....na
450,000 are engaged, some relief from th Exchequer bills on a
prospect of increasing burthens.
2,400,000 rote of credit, S
This was the object of the plan Loan, ............ 12,200,000 finance he had to propose. Be pre
-- ceeded to state the plan of necessity TOTAL, £41,100,000 at very great length, in detail, te It should be observed, that the total gether with the arguments on whic of the supplies being 40,527,0651. it was founded. The spirit or fir 118, 8d. while that of the ways principle of the plan, appears 1 and means was £.41,100,000, there have been to render the operation 1 would remain an excess of 572,9341. the sinking fund more equal ini 88. 4d, an excess which it might be progress; to increase its presei desirable to provide, with an eye to powers, and to diffuse over a gre: those circumstances in the state of number of years those extensiv the world, which might occasion an effects, which would, according 1 unavoidable fluctuation in that part the present system, be confined 1 of our revenue which arose from the the latest period of its operation trade and commerce of the country. and to keep up the price of stoc!
* For a detailed account of the supplies, see Appendix to the Chronicle.