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ENGLISH WEST INDIES,
616 View of Public Affairs.... America.... English West Indies....Gibraltar. (Sept. of forming a clear opinion upon it, but because serted, “there has never been a more danwe trust it will shortly be made the subject gerous disease at St. Domingo." The govof grave and serious discussion in Parliament. ernment of the colony seems at preseni to be
Later accounts mention the death of the entirely military ; the administration as well deposed Nabob.
as the police of each of the quarters and comWe announced, in a former number, that the munes being confided to military command. college instituted at Calcutta, under the pat- ants, and the general in chief reserving to ronage of the Marquis Wellesley, was to be himself the right of making requisitions. discontinued, in consequence of orders to that Disease seems to have made equal havoc effect from the Court of Directors ; but we at Guadaloupe as at St. Domingo. Half of perceive by the Calcutta Gazette, dated the the French troops landed are said to have died ilth of February last, that it still existed, before the 17th of June. The negroes still owing perhaps to these orders not having manifest such a disposition to insurrection as reached India. 0:1 the 6th of February, pub- keeps the island in continual alarm.* lic disputations were held in the Oriental lan. Martinique has been taken possession of by guages, in which the disputants are said to the French. They speak in bigh terms of the have acquitted themselves with great credit, reception given them by the British, who are dsclaiming fluently, not only in the Persian, stated to have established such good order at but in the Hindostanee and Bengalee lan- Martinique, that additional troops guages. On the same day a great many prizes thought superfluous. and honorary rewards were distributed to those to whom they had been adjudged at a A difference has taken place between the late public examination.
Governor of Jamaica and the House of As.
sembly, on the subject of the demand by gove Peace has been re-established between the ernment for the island to undertake the pay. United States and the Emperor of Morocco. ment of 5,000 troops for its defence. The
It appears that the malignant fever has House of Assembly have pointedly resisted greatly subsided in Philadelphia ; that in the principle of this proposal, as contrary to Baltimore it is confined to a few cases ; and their righis. They likewise decline finding that New York and Boston continue healthy. supplies for the maintenance of a corps of
FRENCH WEST INDIA ISLANDS, black artificers, thought necessary by the gov. An arrete of the French government has ernor for the execution of certain works re.. ordered, that all white proprietors of West solved upon. India estates shall repair to them without The yellow fever has occasioned consider. delay, under the penaliy of continuing the se- able mortality at the Carenage, in Grenada. questration of their transatlantic property; Many vessels are said to have lost the whole with the exception of persons under eighteen, of their crews there. widows and their daughters, the infirm and the old, soldiers under arms, and public furic- This garrison is stated to have attained a tionaries. Personal residence is in no case degree of licentiousness, and disregard both to be dispensed with, nor the sequestration of moral obligation and military discipline, to be taken off, unless the proprietor is repre. which must bave been productive of ruinous sented by an European manager capable of consequences in a varieiy of ways, and which managing his property. In order to have the it required the influence of a person of the sequestration taken off, proof must be produc. first rank to repress.
It appears that his ed" of non-emigration, erasure, or amnesty. Royal Highness the Duke of Kent has be. The payment of debts contracted in St. Do- gun to discharge this duty with a decisioni, mingo, previous to the year 1792, is suspend- which cannot fail to prove efficaciously reed till 1808.
medial. It does not seem to be very distinctly known to what prison the person of TOUSSAINT L'OUVERTURE has been consigned. The * We must here repeat a remark, which we current opinion is, that he has been conveyed have more than once had occasion to make, to some fortress in the Alps. ST. DOMINGO namely, that with respect to the internal state is said to continue in an unquiet state, being of St. Domingo and Guadaloupe, and the infested by numerous banditti, who take ad. footing on which the negro cultivators are vantage of the weakness of the French army, placed, we have no information which is at which is much reduced by disease and death all to be relied on, nor indeed, definite infor“ In the memory of man,” it is officially as. mation of any kind.
We have the pleasure to state that their Ma- The meeting of Parliament is fixed to take jesties and the Royal Family have returned to place on the 16th of Nov. Windsor, where they arrived on the 31st ult. Francis James Jackson, Esq. is appointed in good health.
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipoten
tiary to the Court of Berlin; John Hookham Bailye, Vicar of Hanbury, is presented to the Frere, Esq. in the same capacity, to the Court vacant prebend in Lichfield Cathedral. of Madrid ; and Lord Robert Stephen Fitz- The Rev.John Wight Wickes, M. A, Dogerald to the Court of Lisbon.
mestic Chaplain to his Royal Highness the The Earl St. Vincent has been employed, Duke of Cumberland, is presented to the Recduring this month, in making a tour through tory of Wardley cum Belion, Rutlandshire. the different dock-yards, and it is affirmed, Oxford, Sept. 11. The Rev. Joseph Taythat many salutary reforms, and much con. lor, M. A. is presented to the vicarage of Snitsequent saving of the public expenditure, terfield, in the county of Warwick, void by will be the fruit of his investigations. the death of the Rev. Edward Horton, LL.B.
The Public Funds have a little recovered The Rev. Mr. Cotton, formerly of Jesus from the extreme depression which they ex- College, Cambridge, is instituted to the vi. perienced towards the close of last month. carage of Claverdon, in the county of WarThey are still, however, much lower than wick. they were in the months of May and June, Cambridge, Sept. 10. The Rev. Dr. KipOmnium being at a discount of from 6 to 8 ling, Dean of Peterborough, has resigned the per cent.
office of Deputy Professor of Divinity in this We are happy to say that the wheat university, on account of his ill state of health. harvest, which is one of the finest known We hear that he will be succeeded by the for several years, has been generally closed Rev. J. Barlow Seale, D.D. Fellow of Christ's in England.
College. The West India Dock was opened with The Rev. John Newling, B.D. Fellow of great pomp on the 27th of August, whua two St. John's College, Cambridge, and Rector of vessels were admitted into it. Several others Ditchingham, in Norfolk, is presented to the have since entered. It appears, however, that Prebend of Wellington, in the Cathedral it has been prematurely opened, the sides of Church of Lichfield, void by the death of the the dock not being in a condition to prevent Rev. Edward Horton, LL. B. the water from making its way into the ware- Sept. 17. The Rev. Robert Gray, M. A.late houses; and that measures of farther precau- of Trinity College, Rector of Twinsted, in Estion will be necessary before it becomes the sex, is presented to the rectory of Yeldham, general receptacle of shipping. This dock, in the same county, which is intended for homeward bound ships, The Rev.John Rawlins Deacon, B.D. is emforms a striking monument of national pros. powered, by a dispensation, to hold the vicaperity and individual opulence. It is 1600 rage of Harmston, together with the rectory of feet long, 514 wide, and 29 feet deep. The Waddington, both in the county and diocese depth of the water at high tide is 25 feet. of Lincoln. Another dock is yet to be made for outward bound ships, of the same length, but narrower by 100 feet.
PROCEEDINGS IN PARLIAMENT. The disturbances which took place last
(Continued from p. 563.) month among the shipwrights and caulkers in the dockyards on the river, have been brought,
June 2 though with some difficulty, to a peaceable In a Committee of Supply, the sum of conclusion, and the men have returned to $10,000 was voted to Dr. Jenner, for the distheir work.
covery of the vaccine inoculation, and £1,200 On the 21st inst. M. Garnerin again as. to Mr. Greathead, for a life boat. cended in a balloon, from whicb, after it had risen, according to his own statement, to the height of 4000 feet, he descended by means of The House having resolved itself into a a parachute, which brought him safely to the committee on the sinking fund bill, ground, though with imminent hazard, not a Mr. Banks observed, that all the advantages great way from where he had commenced his now proposed by the new system might, in aerial journey.
fact, he coupled with the old, by which we Oxford, Sept. 4. The Rev. Robert Trot- should be in a betler situation. In that case man Coates, B. D. and fellow of C. C. C. bas there would have been air additional sum of been presented to the Rectory of Steeple- near £900,000, to operate in conjunction with Langford, in Wiltshire, vacant by the death of the former sinking funds, till the old sinking the Rev. Thomas Barnard.
fund of 1786 should have attained its maxi. The Rev. John Guard, B. D. and Fellow of mum in 1808. If the advantages of the preC. C. C. has been presented to the Rectory of sent system were coupled with the former, Bembridge, Herefordshire, vacant by the death without any drawback, then indeed the meaof the Rev. John Huish.
sure would be beneficial, and a power and The Rev. John Browne, A. M. Fellow of force would be given to the machine, which C. C. C. has been presented to the Rectory of would render its operation rapid and irresistiHelmdon, in Northamptonshire, vacant by the ble. death of the Rev. John Russell.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer thought it Shrewsbury, Sept. 3. The Rev. Hugh a strong testimony in favour of the present Christ. Obsery. No. 9.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
measure, that the author of the sinking fund to be maintained as a peace establishment for had supported it. It had been already stated Great Britain and Ireland. It was intended that the measure would, in 1808, place at the to keep up the three regiments of Horse disposal of Parliament a sum of £512,000 by Guards, seven regiments of Dragoon Guards, the short annuities, which may then be expect- and twenty regiments of Dragoons, which was ed to fall in, and further by paying off the 4 the number at the last peace. The expense of and 5 per cents, which, in the event of the con- maintaining the 13,456 Cavalry would be tinuation of peace, may be expected to take £800,000 a year. The
Foot Guards would be place before that time, from 14 to 15,000,000 6,047 men, including officers, and the expense pounds, which, if Parliament should think of them would be £295,600 a year. The regiproper to apply it to the reduction of taxes, ments of infantry of the line would be rewould afford a relief of three millions. duced to 89, the expense whereof would be
The Chancellor of the Exchequer conclud. £1,264,000. It was intended to keep up a ed with stating, that in 45 years, according to regiment of riflemen. The expense of this the new arrangement, the whole of the pre. body was estimated at £10,250. These, insent debt would be paid off, and the nation cluding the staff corps, would constitute a towould be enabled, in case of emergency,
tal of about 70,299 men, at an annual expense borrow 141 millions more, which would be of £2,473,250, making the sum to be voted for paid off by the same period.
the service of 183 days, about £1,240,000. Mr. Tierney, in a speech of very great abi. The various items composing this sum were lity, said, whatever opposition may have exist. voted by the committee. ed between him and the author of the sinking A resolution was agreed to, for making fund, he would always give him due praise for Tortola a free port. the wisdom of that plan, and for the firmness with which he had adhered to it. Supposing
June 10. the stocks to rise to the highest estimate, On the report of the army estimates being the sum gained would be about £1,400,000, brought up, Mr. Fox said, that while that abo. but supposing them to continue at par, the minable traffic, the slave trade, was continusaving would be about £700,000. The House, ed, he could not decide whether a larger milihe admitted, might do as it pleased with the tary establishment might not be necessary old sinking fund, because it was a measure' now, than at the last peace; nor was he preflowing from its own generosity in aid of a pared to say whether the misconduct of the debt previously created, but it was quite a late ministry, with respect to Ireland, might different case with the new sinking fund, not rendler it expe to maintain a stronger which formed part of the security and terms military force in that country than ever ; but upon which the creditor lent his money. Now with regard to Great Britain, he saw no reaif the new fund was to be broken in upon, no son for a more formidable peace establishman would in future have a security on which ment than that in the year 1783. he could rely with implicit faith, and consequently it would have an operation to the pre
June 11. judice of future. loans. After some further Mr. Dickenson brought up a bill to continue conversation the motion was agreed to.
for a further time the act of the 41st year of
the reign of his present Majesty, entitled, “An Yune 9.
act to stay, till the 25th of March, 1802, the Sir William Scott said, that as the advanced proceedings in actions under the statute of state of the session would not admit of the Henry VIII. for preventing spiritual persons Clergy Residence Bill being brought to that holding pluralities, and also to stay, for a degree of perfection which would enable it to time to be limited, proceedings under the stand the test of theory, of practice, and of 13th Eltz. c. 20. for restraining beneficed time, he wished it to be suspended ; and early persons from granting leases. The bill was in the next session would bring it under the read a first time. consideration of the Legislature.
The House having resolved itself into a
committee of supply, NAVY
The Chancellor of the Exchequer moved The House having resolved itself into a various resolutions of supply, which were committee of supply, Mr. Elliot moved that agreed to without any debate. 70.000 men, including marines, be employed Lord Castlereagh spoke at some length in for his Majesty's Navy,fur seven lunar months, favour of the report of the committee on the from the 18th inst.
petition of the Sierra Leone company, and The Chancellor of the Exchequer said, that concluded with moving, that £10,000 should De bad well-founded reasons to trust the effi. be granted for the expenses of the civil estabcient force of the Navy would soon be limited lishment of that colony. to about 30,000 men. The motion was then General Gascoigne considered the report of agreed to.
the committee very unsatisfactory, and opposARMY.
ed the grant wbich they recommended. The Secretary at War having taken a copi. Mr. Thornton defended the report. It was ous survey of the expenditure for the army, a maxim of Lord Bacon, that those who found. prveeeded to state the force that was intended ed colonies must be endowed with patience,
but he did not think the patience of the coun- Ways and Means, including try was as yet very severely tried with re. Loan
37,514,760 spect to this colony. He reprobated the idea, To be provided for by Ireland 3,815,718 that the Christian religion would not benefit the Africans, and denied that Sierra Leone
£41,330,478 was so injurious to Europeans as described, He next came to the difference of expense for of the 1100 Nova Scotians who landed arising from a state of war and peace. The there originally, 991 now remained in good expenditure for the navy last year amounted health.
to nineteen millions, and to eleven millions The Chancellor of the Exchequer said, that only for the present year. The army expenwhatever might have been bis opinion as to ses last year were eighteen millions, for the the original institution of this colony, he current year ten millions. But with regard thought that a company of gen:lemen embark- to the miscellaneous services, there was cer. ing their capital in such an establishment, tainly a large increase, owing to unavoidable from motives so laudable, were entitled to the circumstances. patronage and bounty of Parliament, and he should ever wish success to every similar un
June 17. deriaking. The motion was agreed to.
Mr. Tierney submitted some financial reso. The House having resolved itself into a lutions to the House, in the same manner as committee of ways and means,
he had done for two or three years. The Chancellor of the Exchequer rose to move certain resolutions; the object of which
June 18. was to specify the grounds on which he had The amendments made by the Lords to the calculated the surplus produce of the consoli. Clergy Protection Bill were agreed to. dated fund for the year ending the 5th April, The National Debt, the Unlawful Games, 1803, at £4,500,000.
the one and a half million Exchequer Bulls,
and the Land Tax Redemption Bilis, were June 12.
read a third time and passed The Chancellor of the Exchequer moved, Mr. Wilberforce waved for the present “ That there be given to Lord Hutchinson, bringing forward his motion on the Slave and to the two next heirs to whom the title Trade, but would resume the subject should may descend, a net annuity of £2000 out of he have the honour of a seat in the next Parthe consolidated fund.” The resolution was
liament. agreed to.
Fune 22 In a committee of the whole house on the The Chancellor of ihe Exchequer rose to report of the booksellers petition, it was re- submit to the House certain resolutions on the solved to reduce the duty on paper of 5d. per present state of the finances of the country. pound now chargeable on paper of the first ite then moved his resolutions : the difference class to 3d. and to advance the 11d on paper of between which, and those of Mr. Tierney, the third class to 2d.
was, that Mr. Tierney considers, that, with our present establishments, there will be a de
ficiency for the service of the next year of The Chancellor of the Excheqoer moved a £1,795,101. Mr. Addington, on the contrary, string of resolutions, which were unanimously comparing the present income of the country agreed to.
with the expenditure, shews there will be a The House resolved itself into a Committee surplus of $1,482,061. besides a farther sum of Ways and Means.
of £,454,40. arising from annuities shortly to The Chancellor of the Exchequer recapitu- expire, and supposing the whole of the stocks lated the various heads of supply and ways and to be reduced to £3. per cent. a further saving means, which had been agreed to during the of £1,491,395, which sums are exclusive of present session of parliament; of which the any allowance for the profit of a lottery, or for following is a recapitulation :
any participation of the ierritorial revenue in
India. From these resolutions it appeared SUPPLIES, ENGLAND AND IRELAND.
that the amount of the funded debi, after Navy
£13,833,573 deducting £59,588,904 redeemed by the Army
12,851,968 commissioners, and £18,001,148. transferred Ordvance
1,395,323 to them, on account of land tax redeemed, Miscellaneous
1,194,980 was, on the 1st of Feb. 1802, 6489,418,926. Corn Bounties
1,620,000 together with short annuities to the amount of Irish Permanent Grants
363,358 4343, 103. and long annuities to the amount
of £1,015,410. and that the sum annually apTo be contributed jointly by
plicable to the reduction of the national deht England and Ireland
31,259,209 of Great Britain, in pursuance of the act pas. England separate charges 9,909,473 sed in 1786, was £1,000,000. being about
1-238th part of the capital of the debt then exTotal supplies
41,168,682 isting; and for 1793, was £1,427,143. being
bout 1-160th part of the debt then existing, Civil Government and Household from the and may for the year 1802 be estimated at debts with which they were unavoidably bur. 25,800,000. being about 1.84th part of the thened, permanent debt existing in 1802; which sum “ Whilst I regret the amount of the supof £5,800,000. is appropriated by act of Pará plies, which circumstances hare rendered ne. jament to accumulate at compound interest cessary, it is a relief to me to contemplate the until the whole of the existing debt is dis- state of our manufactures, commerce, and reharged, which, supposing all the stocks to be venue, which afford the most decisive and grapurchased at par, and no further sums to be tifying proofs of the abundance of our internal ransferred for the redemption of the land. resources, and of the growing prosperity of 3x, cannot be later than the close of the year the country. 1843.
“My Lords and Gentlemen, June 24.
“As I think it expedient that the election of Mr. Wilberforce moved an address to his a new Parliament should stake place without Majesty, praying he would be graciously pleas. delay, it is my intention forthwiih to give di. ed to advance to Dr Carmichael Smith, the rections for clissolving the present, and calling sum of £5000 as a reward for his ingenu. & new Parliament. ty, in discovering a method of preventing in. “ In committing to you this intention, I ection by nitrous fumigation. The motion cannot suppress those sentiments of entire ap. was agreed to.
probation with which I reflect upon every part
of your conduct since I first met you in this Fune 25.
place. The unexampled difficulties of our The Chancellor of the Exchequer said, that situation required the utmost efforts of that Wm. Drummond, Esq. Minister Plenipoten. wisdom and fortitude which you so eminently Eiary to his Sicilian Majesty, had discovered displayed in contending with them, and by among the ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeia which they have been so happily surmounted. some ancient manuscripts, forming a valuable From your judicious and salutary measures repository of the learning of former times; during the last year, my people derived all the and moved, that £1,700. be granted towards relief which could be afforded under one of the expense of transcribing the same.com the severest dispensations of Providence; and Agreed to.
it was by the spirit and determination which uniformly animated your councils, aided by
the unprecedented exertions of my fleets and Fune 28.
armies, and the zealous and cordial co-operaSoon after three o'clock his Majesty came tion of my people, that I was enabled to proin state to the House, and the royal assent secute with 'success, and terminate with having been given to the remaining bills, deli. honour, the long and arduous contest in which vered the following Speech:
we have been engaged.
" The same sense of public duty, the same “My Lords and Gentlemen,
solicitude for the welfare of your country, will « The public business being concluded, I now, in your individual characters, induce you think it proper to close this session of Par- to encourage, by all the means in your power, liament.
the cultivation and improvement of the advan" During a long and laborious attendance, tages of peace. you have invariably manifested the just sense “ My endeavours will never be wanting to you entertain of the great trust committed to preserve the blessings by which we are so your charge. The objects of your delibera- eminently distinguished, and to prove that the cions have been unusually numerous and im- prosperity and happiness of all classes of my portant, and I derive the utmost satisfaction faithful subjects are the objects which are alfrom the conviction that the wisdom of your ways the nearest to my heart." proceedings will be fully proved by their ef. fects in promoting the best interests of my command, said :
Then the Lord Chancellor, by his Majesty's. people throughout every part of my
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
“It is his Majesty's royal will and pleasure, “Gentlemen of the House of Commons,
That this Parliament be prorogued to Tues“The ample provision you have made for day the 17th day of August next, to be then he various branches of the public service de- bere holden ; and this Parliament is accordnands my warmest acknowledgments; and 'ingly prorogued to Tuesday the 17th day of ny particular thanks are due for the liberality August next.” which you have shewn in exonerating my
HOUSE OF LORDS.