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pulmonalis, that may not exist indepen- is more immediately liable to its attack. deutly of any injury to the structure of Too early a display of intellect menaces the lungs. Extreme weakness, for in- its premature or unfeasonable extinction. stance, emaciation, morning swcats, Of a life tiynalized by mental exercise and coucha, dititiculty of breathing, are often fplendor, pally too frequently marks the found in connection with amenorrhæa bumiliating conclufion. 'Marlborough, in and other conditions of debility, without his last years, a viction to this dreadful any local diforgianzation. Hurry, irre- malady, to one admiring his picture regularity, and an inexpressible peculiarity marked “s Yes, that as a great man." in the pulte, to one experienced in the That remnant of understanding was left, difeafe, are of all others the inolt alarming that enabled him to recollect the bril aud unequivocal indications of its ex- liancy of his former career. In confeiftence. This specific action of the ar- quence of its alliance with paralylis, the tery, is the only circumftance which de- Reporter thinks it particularly important montirate, beyond all doubt an irrepar- to itate, what, in liis opinion, constitute able detriment to the more immediate the proper treatment of rheumatic at: organ of respiration.

feciion.' Weakening and evacuating reSeveral cases of acute rheumatisin medies, are in fuch cases, for the moli have recently occurred, in which an part, injurious. On the other hand, hark, indiscreet venefection, accompanieil with wine, and steel, he has found invariably other debilitating applications, induced beneficial. lle is conscious of deviating that forin of the diseale called chronic, from the ordinary practice in this disease. which, although unattendedwith the exqui- To those who have long travelled in the ste pam peculiar to the former, is much beaten track, he may appear in the too more formidable, in consequence of its frequently calumniated character of a comparative infusceptibility of being act- reformer. It is almost an universal, and ed upon by remedial agents. Next to perhaps a wile provilion in our nature, paralyfis there is scarcely a more obfti- that after a certain period of life, our unte affection. In paralysis, indeed, it habits, with regard to thinking, as well often terminates, unless that disastrous as acting, thould be almost incapable of event be averted by means exactly oppo- change. There is an epoch in our exute to those usually employed. De- iitence, when the mind clofes against the ducting from the plıysical faculties of life, introduction of a new idea, whatever may by einplying the veins, evacuating the be the evidence of its truth, or the pracbowels, or by forcibly producing an un- tical importance of its application. It was natural, and enfeebling perspiration for a remarked, says a philofophic historian,* short time, relieves a paroxyfin of local that no phylician in Europe, who had agony, but accelerates its return, and reached forty years of age, ever to the exafperates the violence of a repeated at- end of life, ado;ted Hervey's doctrine of tack. At length, morbid irritability is the circulation of the blood, and that his converted into a itate of diseased torpor. practice in London diminilhed extremely The nerves are exhausted by sensation, from the reproach drawn upon him, by in the Yame manner as the muscles are by that great and lignal discovery. voluntary fatigue. In the inverse ratio

JOnn Reid. of the acuteness of our feelings, is the Grenville-street, Brunswick-quare, chance of our longevity.

March 26, 1807. Paralysis teaches to the man of genius more especially a profitable letion of hu

* Hume. muiliation : it is that class of men which

ALPHABETICAL List of BanKRUPTCIES and DIVIDENDS announced between the

201h of February and the 201h of March, extracted from the London Gazeltes.

The Solicitors' Names are between Parentbefes.
AARON Lyon, Guíport, Mopseller. (Isaacs, Mitre.
Hindea Henry, Thörnbury, bacoa fador. (James, Gray's
Bryaw Thumus, York, tallow chandler, (Bell and

Ca. Bow lape
Boer fukn, Hemingby, jobber. (Alexander, Bedford-
Ironiny Gcorge, Chandler-treet, grocer.
Beace Joan, Rye, iww kecper, (Polett, Teinple

Blower Samuel, Ellingham, miller. (Cufande, Haler.

Clauch ton John, Love-lane, fhip rigger. (Jones, Tern-
Culihaw Ralph, Wrightington, coal inerchant. (Windle.

Cox William, Leicester, cotton spinner. (Taylor, South-

ampton Buildings
Colex Joha, Banbury, mealman (Bignele, Banbury
Dally Thomas, Chicheker, linen draperi (iew, New

Noith freet
Daniels John, Liverpool, fopfeller. (Meduxcroft and Co.

Gray's inn
Dennett John, Northumberland-oreet. wine merchant.
(Palmer and Co. Thruginurton itrect



Devenit Ann and Henry Newport, Villiers-ftreet, up. Vaughan George the cider and Richard Mackilwain, hointerers. Certafale News

Snatchwood. (Watt, Tanfield-cuurt Loe lan. alture, brewer Ellis. Curfitor.freet Witkins Thom Broad Arcet, au aloneer. (Kerner, Licrhawke Juhu, Erter, hatter. Drew and Cu. New Thavies in Dn

Var liremian, Chipping Ongar, malfer. (Harvey, Cur. Emme Th mas, Beil's Gardens, cuw keeper. (Cross, fitur ftrets King Aret

Win Jub, Warwick-cuurt, cual merchant, Good, Yox wwwfon, Kington upon Hull, watch maker. (Wil- hun-treet Tiara. Red lyonluare

Younk William, Mancheiter, viaualler. Johnson and Te Paph. Mortimer forect, upholder. (Taylor, Mor. Co. Mauchetter

1:57. Itrict Fraars enpy, Mancheder, tea dealer. (Parker and Co.


Atoms am's, Stow Mset up crer, March 2% is fohn, Hamlet of Hucc!ecute, dealer aud chap.

Adare Thunds Eat Cichete mooger March 31 mai maru, Griy's inn

Erew14 Jancs. Southwick, this builder, Marc :3 Fie catramuel, Great Ruficil-ftreet, china inan. (Dove,

Eoli zbroke Jame's Barnard aut Mary Ann Bouingbroke, Lincoln's Inb feds

Norwich, linen draper. April 6 Gregory George. Compton Areet, cheeremonper. Steven

Bawdin Thom 13. Rcruto urper. April 1: fon, Cuer.cout

Basic Audrew. Now wattle upon Tyre, prorer, April 17 Gilan hutan William Weaver, Worcester, (Con

Liwell Charles, Bricklane, Christcenti victua'ler Ale and Gray's inn

April 12 HII Ich!, Rotherhi he, merchant. (Rivington, Fenchurch.

Bridgmanı Genree. Dartmouth, morey fcrivener, May 19 Arcet

Baillie George and Juta Jaffray, Finsbury-plece, cr. Hartney John. Irunmoufer-lane, merchant. (Palm'r and

chants. May 7 Co Thrubrton rect

Beddies George. Bi mup's Cattle. tanner, Arrils hsdan Huru, B1011 huflin manufacturer. (Medow.

Bowman Joll. Waitr lan.. merchant, April coft and c'u. Gray's in!

Cave Thoinas. Pilton. April 6 Worrocks Willam ind Ichin Horrocks, Stockport, munin

Colombine Francis David Combine, David Corbire manufacturers (Meduwerupadlo Gray's inn Hean William, Rugeley, ihopkeeper. (Allen and Co.

the younger, and Peter Columbine the younger, Nos

Wich, we 6 Furnival's inn

Cottingham Ji di liv:rpool, merchant. April Hopwth William, Manchester, cotton merchant. (Ellis,

Cho iry Juhu, Liverpo, merchant. April 1 Curricor treet

Chandler Robert, Short dich. chepfeinunger. May 13 de James and John Chadwick, Manchester, dyers. Dawnail will am, stickiort, grecer. March 21 (wili. Waruforg-court

Dulling 1 homas Auguftus, Stonehouse, flopkeeper, Maret Rasane sosir, Artie ftreet, merchant. (Gregion and

24 Diyon. Anxei-count

Dexter Stephen, Belpar, linen draper, Marchi Horner Luke, Lancarrer, commun brewer. (Blealdale Danfon George and Abraham Simon Dencher Cuveis, and Co New inn

Lancaster, merchants. April Holwell Samuel and Charles Hollowell, Cheadle-Bulkc

Derbithire Robert. Liverpool, grocer, April 3 ley, builers. llingard and Co Stuckport

Ewer Walter. Little love-lane mercbant, April 14 Hancock Jofeph, Shetfield, merchant. (Charnber. Tem. Fuller Richard Plumber, Guildford, ironn.orger, Marta pie lanc

28 firal Igledew Willian, Leeds, Garch maker. (Barrie, Chan.

Francis Juhn and john Joseph Francis, Rocbelter, pian cergolane

bers, Much 24 Joy ur Rueben Ellis, Brifol, merchant. (Platt, Tem.

Tea;on james Peter. Upper Graftog.ttrect, dealer and

Chapir. an. March 28 Jouis Thomas Birmingham, coal merchant. (Puntun,

Favil Michael, High.freet, linen draper. Aprili! Hind court

Fither Henry, Gracechurch ftreet, grocer, April 28 Kershaw Jone, Shaw Chapel, cotton manufaâurer.

Farrar Thomas, Pudrey.clothier, April 4 (Chippendale. Temple

Gurser Gile., Sandwich lineu draper, April, Kilby Charles. Warto d, dealer and chapman. (Green- Gonard William, North Waltham,carrier, April 7 well. Beaumont-treet

Gwillim Robert Wurthip street, vintrer. April 11 Kelly John, Manchefer, manufa&urer. (Enis, Chancery- Hudiou In mas, New Bond-ftreet, tavern-keeper, March Jare

31 Leonard Samuel, Gloucester, victualler. (Gabell, Lin

Hird Thomas, South freet. tailor. March ar coin's in

Hill James. Dep. ford victualler. April 14 Leonard William, Coppice-row, tailor. (Hunt, Surrey.

Hawkins John Drury, Cavern Houte, Greenwich, cabinet Arcet

makct. April 11 Linley John, Sheffield, grocer. (BIRE, Hatton Garden

Hunton Thomas and william Hunton, Thornton le Moor Marsden Henry, Eccleion, corn merchant. (Windle,

lined-inaufsaurer, March 3 Jonn-freut Morgan Navid, Cardiff, hopkeeper. (James, Gray's

Hawthorne John the younger, wirkfworts, linen draper,

March 20

Jenkins John, Great Waruer Oreet, linen draper. April 4 Nabbs James, Newington Butts, linen Jraperi (Hurd, fraacs George and Michael Ifaacs, Bea is Marks. mer 7 einple

charrs, April 14 Nibleue Jonn, Bowbridge, clothier. (Cunft able, Symond's Johnson Thomas, Kiddermiciter, grocer. April to inn

Irving Williamn, Live. pool, liquor inercraut. April, Newbury Edward, Old Bood-freet, builder. (Smith and Kirkman kubert, Liverpo sia inerchant, March 23 Co Chantee House

Kcene Wildsm, Painfuick, clothier, April 17 Ogilvy William the Younger, George Myine, and John King Thomas Prescott, We& Cowes, lince-draper, March chalmers, Jeffery-Square, merchants. (Crowder and

31 co. Old Jewry

Kenney Ann, Briftol, milliner, April oner wirian, Birmingham, baker. (Swaine and Co. Lloya Berjamin. Liverpoul, merchant April 30 018 Jewry

Levy ofesa Lipoti , merchant, April 14 Purbrick John. Fairford, dealer and chapinan. (Meredith Nicholls John George, Moussey, inerchant, March 31 and Co linco ' int

Pas De feph, 1 ynti, cabinet niaker, March 24 Writty John Harthigh, grocer. (Taylor, Southampton Dyke Rebert, Liverpool. bread baker, April 6 Bulldus

Fuillips Aenjarin and william Beacon, Ewerrect, levr. Procter Sannuel eds, oilman. (Ledington and Co. Bators, March 31 Temple

Paterfon Janes the younger, Great Yarmouth, hope Pickering lohn, Frodthain, corn merchant, ( Windle, kecper, April 6 Jun treet

Pollard Joon and John Thompon, Preiton, muffin man Pullen i hillip, Manley, book feller. (Barbur and Brown, falurers, April 16 fetterne

Pasteur John lewis, Stoney Stratford, grocer, March 18 Read tea in the younger, Bridgewater, tailor. (Blake, Purdie Edward, St. James's wall, wurkins Jewellere Cok's wit

March 8
Riddle James, I picteler, ironinonger. (Kinderlay and Packe William. Chamher-freet, tanlor, Masch ja
Co. Symone's

Richardfin Thoinasaid Thomas Worthington, Manche

chet Ricinbecii lub Gofrey Henry, Sherh the lane, mer ter, Terchants Maren * Chanta (Arnici, Charter Hout jare

Rodd Eimund, London strtet, merchant, March 33 Kotten Richyd, Mich Wycombe, Buttoa merchant, (Edge, Royle Janes, Manchester (adier. April 13 Manheter

Robintun Marrin and John Ibbetfon, Drury-lane, grocers. Scott Army. Hinckley, hosier. (Forbes Ely-place

May 5
Smith Richard, aborte, ftationer. (Alexauder and Co. Sherrat Thomas, mirtingkat, currier, April 11

Sturty Manah, Newcattle upon Tybe, linea draper
Meynor Thr33, Wulfull, glace bread baker. (Turser, Ali
Warwick curt

Severo luke. Coleras Areet truuk maker, May : Stanelerwick Jobs, Buurton, fike manufacturer. (Bajten Trewhite barbariel, Appleton upea Wiik, Liuca raad.

facitra Mare St. Johan Henry Tennyrrels, dealer and tapman. Thomas Inn, S. Jamie's Place, taglr, April 1. (bune trdo Piyorut

Vauxhan William Mail. ta lor. and Alexandre te Traynor WAT. Jiny takicet, tailor. (Dawn and Ford, Ginu efter treet dat and, sent C.Warwick free

Wilketa Astouet and Jofeph autruch Hard Wyota, 7iju Henry Mi'hid, Mitre-court, vinter. (Waderos lin n draper. Marrti fonal and Cx Aunan Films

Wilfurd Joh Mad Mal basrdaher. Aprii 1 Turner 1 ms. Touty-frcét, warehouse man. (Crooks, William Robert Rock nih, tanner. Apr: Milluan dicet

Wyancha, Cheadle wa Paecon Francis teld. Tajid 1.13, Maxweariouth Shore, bread baker. aud james Cswick Ston, catica printer Aptly

Witted Šericant, Storbridge, wcalce Vulle luni, preden, coltou maoufe Qures, flascets, Huda

and cbayerahe buru court

waishun Thoạ4, Newtit treet,




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which have been directed against those frons V our last we announced the adoption whom his Majeity's confidence has been withhe measures, which had been undertaken clearly and distinctly the circumstances which by the patriotic and enlightened Admi- actually took place. And I will ask Noble miftration which has directed the attairs Lords on the other side, to point out any peof this conntry, since the death of Mr. cale, the minutes of the advice given to liis

riod of our history in which, as in the prefent l'itt; but this month we have to perform Majefty by his confidential fervants has ever the itilicing task of recording the terini- bee'n, not merely published, but published in a mation of that administration, by a sudden garbled and partial manner. My Lords, gare exercise of the royal prerogative. bled and partial statements of that ajvise lo

Future luteriais inay bave to record given to his Majesty by his condential ferthe calaunities which may result to this vants have been published in the public nextcountry and to Europe, from to unfore- paprs—it is of this I complain, and I truit teen a fluctuation in our national coun- your Loruthips will think I complain with cils, and from our being deprived, at such reason and juftice

. Had those who, of course, * eritis, of that union of experience, on succeeding to administration, came into talents, and integrity, which ferved as the poffeffion of the minutes ofadvice given hy the batis or unanimity and public conti- late Minifers, conceived that that advice was deuce, and which, during the last fifteen which they might have acted they might

improperly given, there were two mud's in months, rendered this country happy at

either have moved for the names of those who home, and great and respectable abroad.

had given his Majesty bad advice, together Future Wiltorians will also be able to

with the advice itselt, which ought constitu-
develope the real causes of these changes; tionally to be given in writing, or being in
for the pretent, we must be content with pension of that advice, they miy have
the explanations formally made in Pare made a motion again't the authorio it. In-
liament by Lords GRENVILLE and How- stead, lowever, of either of these modes being
tik, nearly in the following terms: adopied, garbled and partial ftitements, as I

Lord CRENVILLE (in the House of Lords, have already obferved, have been published
March 26, 1807)-My Lords, I do not rise to in the public newspapers, and the conduct of
object to che motion of adjournment, bu: to his Majesty's late lervants bas thus beca
fate, what your Lordships are aware it is per. grossly mais:ep:elented. Under these circonia
fectly regular for me io do, circumftances itances, I tili it to be due to my own charse-
connected with the present state of publie af- ter, tu petition my Sovereign for permillion to
fairs. I wish to state plainly chore circum- make use of t'ie alvice actualiy given, and
itances which have led to the present fitua- the communications which actually took
tion of public affiairs, and to the change in his place, for the purpose of publicly juitissing my
Majesty's government, and I am the more conduct and proving the follehoo's or those
atixious to do this in order to obviate those calumnies which have been circula ed agiinit
misrepresentations which have gone abroad my late colleagues and my[el. His Vuelty,
relative to the conduct of my colleagues and with that kindness and benignity which hää
myself, and that to your Lordfluips, and invariably characterited his co:du??, was ["
through you to the public and the country, ciously pleased to grant my request, and thus
my conduct and character may be justified Ian authorised to state to your Lorlihips the
from those afperfions which have been thrown circumstances which realiy tuk places and
upon them. . In the year 1901, when the which eventually led to the pseient tiruation
Adminiftration, at the head of which was the of affails. My Lords, in the year 1801, it
late Mr. Pitt, refigned their offices, it was not was the opinion of that illustrious at:fman,
thought expedient, from circumstances which Mr Pitt, in which opinions completely con-
then existed, to ftare in any public manner curred, that large further concettons should
the causes of that resignation. The confe. be made to the Catholies of Ireland. It wis
quence was, that much misrepresentation then thought expedient that a measure for
took place with respect to the circumstances that purpote thould te jfroņosed to Parliament.
which led to that, refignation ; but as I never Thac pruposed realure not meeting with his
tepented my concurrence in the resolution to Majesty's approbation, the consequence was
"Which I have adverted, so I have never re- che reignation of the then Ministers.
pretted tie consequences to which it gave retuit was different in te present case, fur
histh. But, my Lords , from the nature of reasons which I thull prefently fate. 1 L.
the tireamstances which have led to the re- that period thought it my duty to resign, and
Cent clunge in his Majefty's govetiment, and cheartuilly lacriticed all those perloni cugli-
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the situation of one of his Majestyis Ministers. country, where, by the wisdom and firmness My Lords, I will sacrifice those considerations of the Noble Duke who represents his Majesty over and over again, upon the same principle. in Ireland, the commotions which arose were It is undoubtedly true, that no pledge was fuppreiled, by the interference of the Civil given to the Catholics of Ireland that further Power, and without having recourse to these conceflions to them should be one of the re- measures of coercion and restraint, which sults of the Union ; their cunsent was un- could only tend to irritate the minds of the doubtedly not purchased by any such promife, people, and which his Majesty's Ministers It is well known, however, from the speeches were most solicitous to avoid. The Catholic in Parliament, upon the great question of the Question—the large Question I mean, was Union, and we know that what is fuid in Par- also prevented from pressing upon the confi. liament, somehow or other becomes known to deration of Parliament during the last sefiion. the public, that the understanding upon the Subsequently, however, my Lords, the quelTubject certainly was, that further concessions tion of further concessions to the Catholics of to the Catholics of Ireland, might, and ought Ireland pressed itself upon the consideration of to be a measure confequent upon the Union. his Majesty's Ministers from a variety of That such a measure was not only politic and causes. The overthrow of the kingdom of expedient, but absolutely neceffary, was the Pruslia by the inveterare enemy of this coun. opinion, as I have already stated, of that great try, placed in the power of that enemy a larger and illustrious statesman, Mr. Pitt; it was portion of Continental territory, a greater exalso the opinion of his great and illustrious tent of coast, and a greater number of points, rival, Mr. Fox. Thele, eminent statesmen from whence an attack might be directed concurred in opinion in three great measures against this country than had ever before been of policy, namely, the establishment of the in the poffeffion of any power with whom we Sinking Fund, the Abolition of the African

were at war. It naturally, therefore, became Slave Trade, and the neceility of further con. an object of the greatest importance to place ceflions to the Catholics of lieland. The first the United Empire in a fill greater state of or these measures was adopted on its first pro- fecurity, and to leave, if possible, no vulnepolition; the second, the Abolition ofthe Afri- ralle part. This could only effectually be can Slave Trade, met with much, in my opi- done by calling to our aid the whole popula. nion, mistaken opposition, but has at length been tion of the Empire, and rendering them carried. With respect to the third measure, effective for the purpose of refiting any such mimely, concessions to the Catholics, if this attempt, on whatever point it might be made.

to be decided by authorities alone, it The most effectual means of attaining lo de. would be sufficient to quote those I have men firable, so necessary an object, appeared to us tioned, the opinions of the two greatest to be the recruiting the superabundant poitatesmen England has produced, both now pulation of Ireland into the military lervice unfortunately lost to the country. My Lor s, of the Empire. Ireland, increafing in comsubsequent to the period I have mentioned, merce and in agriculture, also increases in namely, the resignation of his Majesty's Mini- population, beyond the means which the fters in 1801, leveral otlers were made to country affords for the support of that increased me to take a share in the Administration of population. Our object was to conciliate four public affairs; my sentiments with respect to millions of people, and to knit together, in conceflions to the catholics, being at the same one common bond of union, the whole of his time thoroughly known. My not acceding Majesty's fubjects. In this view of the subto those offers, however, was in some degree ject, the next confideration was the means by on other grounds. When by the death of which this was to be effected. In the year Mr. Pitt a state of public affairs arote, in con- 1793, in consequence of a speech made from fequence of which his Majesty was gracioully the Throne, by his Majesty's authority, to pleased to issue his commands to me to forni a the Irith Parliament, an Act was paffed em. new govertiment; I obeyed his Majesty's powering his Majesty to grant commillions in commands, and proceeded in the formation of the military fervice in Ireland, to Catholics, a new government. My sentiments respect- with the exception that they should not be ing the Catholics of Ireland were then, as Generals on the Staff, and that they should not before, thoroughly known, as well as those hold the offices of Commander' in Chief of several of my colleagues. We entered into or Master General of the Ordnance. This AA, Administration, my Lorts, without any re- my Lords, I contend, in the liberal contruc. serve being made as to the line of conduct we tion which ought to be given to it, extende ihould adopt respeding the Catholics of Ire. equally to the naval service. Various important land, or in any other way,'or 'as to any mea. confiderations pretled upon his Majetty's Minifures which we mighe think it our duty to re- fters the neceility of not merely extending the commend to his Majesty. The state of Ire- provisions of this Act toGreatóricain, but also of land, from its great importance with reference enlarging them. In looking forward to any atto the general interests of the Empire, necef. temploi our enemy to execute his threats of issarily became a great object of anxiety and de- vafon,it of course must be an object of the greato liberation amongst his Majesty's Ministers. est importance that all the troops of the Empire This anxious attention was directed to that drould be difpolable to be sent to any point



which may be threatened. To this defirable Bin was fo framed as to extend to all his Maobjed, however, the fubfisting law formed an jesty's subjects without distinction, enabling insurmountable obstacle. Catholics might be- them to hold Commitsions in the ariny or come in Ireland, Majors, Lieutenant-colonels, navy, on taking the oath of allegiance, and or Colonels, but the moment fuch officers an oath to support the Constitution as by law landed in England, however prefling the exi- established. I now come, my Lords, to the gencies of the public service, they must either points more immediately connected with the do that, which in any other fituation would circumstances that have recently happened. His be disgraceful to a soldier; namely, quit their Majellg's Ministers conceiving the measure to regiments, or act in defiance of the law of the which I have alluded to be indispensally neland and be subject to all its penalties. The same celery, felt it also to be their duiy to repredisability applied to the navy. Another grofs sent that opinion to his Majesty, and to proand glaring incongruity was, that Cacholics pole the measure for his Majesty's approvaafter having risen to a high rank in the army, tion. It is undoultedly true, my Lords that and displayed the greatest military skill and it is the right, as it is the duty, of a Member science, could nnt, on account of their diffe- of Parliament to bring forward any measure sence of opinion in religious matters, be en- which he conceives to be conducive to the Crafted with a command. Not merely this weitare or interests of the country ; but it is view of the subject, but, I was then, and still also true, in the practical frame of our Conam of opinion, that che Catholic gentry and Atitution, that those Members of Parliament higher order of Yeomanry in Ireland, never who are likewise his Majesty's Ministers, can be conciliated, unlets they have the means ought not to bring forward any measure afforded them of providing for their younger which may be conccived, in consequence of fons by sending them into che military or na- its being to brought forward, to be a measure Fal service of the Empire. Of the peasantry of Government, without first obtaining his . of that country, the number in our military Majesty's approbation. On presencing this service is inconceivably small, those from mealure for his Majesty's previous approbawhom they receive their religious opinions, tion, I conceived that his Majesty had signie obje&ting to their entering into a service where fied his affent to its proposal. My Lords, they are debarred che free exercise of their there has been on this subject a misunder. religion. Under all these circumstances, and standing and a niisapprehenfion. - This I have considering these distinctions to be wholly in- from a quarter which not only I am inclined confiitent with the idea of an United King- to believe, but which it is my duty to be. dom; knowing at the same time that the lieve. Understanding, however, my Lords, Catholics of Ireland were considering of peti- as I certainly did at that time, that his Mationing Parliament, in order to bring the great jesty had affented to the proposed measure to question respecting them again before the Le- the extent stated, a dispatch was prepared to gillarure, his Majesty's Ministers thought it be sent to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to expedient to frame a measure for the purpose be communicated by him to the Catholics of extending the provisions of the Act of 1793 with whom he had been in the habit of comto this country; and, at the same time, en- municating, a draft of which I laid hefore his larging its benefits, in the hope of inducing Majesty tor his approbation. This draft rethe Catholics to postpone bringing under con- ferred, in its commencement, to the Act of Kideration the large question, which they pro- the Irish Parliament of 1793, and then stated posed, and at the same time of adding effen- that it was intended to propose to Parliament, tially to the ftrength of the country. I do to extend and enlarge the provisions of that not wish to conceal my opinion, that the Ca- Act in the manner I have already stated. To tholics of Ireland in perlifting to bring that this draft some repugnance was expressed by question again into discussion at the present his Majesty, and his Ministers felt it to be moment, are injuring their own cause, and their duty to make a representation to his injuring the general interests of the Empire. Majesty on the subject, who received it with It having been determined by his Majesty's the utmost kindneis and benignity, and afterMinisters to frame a measure, as I have ale wards atlented to the dispatch, which was, in ready stated, it was found upon consideration consequence, lent to the Duke of Bedford, that it must also be extended to Protestant and is expressed in the terms which I have Diflenters. It would have been unjust to already stated. The Catholics, on receiving have given privileges to the Catholics, which the communication, expressed a doubt whether were denied to the Proteftant Diflenters; and it was intended to enable them to become Ge. in this country where Protestant Reformed nerals on the Staff, and, in consequence of an Religion is the established religion, if it were application to the Lord Lieutenant, he sent to become a queftion between that body and over a dispatch, requesting an answer noun the Catholics, I certainly thould feel it mry that point. This dispatch, as it is the duty duty to give a preference to the former. His of Miniftere rith respect to ali dispatches, was Majesty's Ministers having thus determined laid before his Majeity. An answer was preto extend those privileges to the Protestant pared, itating that it was interded to enable Diffenter, which it would have been unjuit Catholics to become Generals on the Staff, to have withheld from them, at the same time and to open to them all commillions in the that they were granted to the Catholics, the army and navy. To the drait of this dispatch MONTHLY Mac. No. 155.


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