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pulmonalis, that may not exift independently of any injury to the ftructure of the lungs. Extreme weaknefs, for inftance, emaciation, morning fweats, coughs, difficulty of breathing, are often found in connection with amenorrhoea and other conditions of debility, without any local diforgianzation. Hurry, irregularity, and an inexpreffible peculiarity in the pulfe, to one experienced in the difeafe, are of all others the moft alarming and unequivocal indications of its exiftence. This fpecific action of the artery, is the only circumstance which demonftrates beyond all doubt an irreparable detriment to the more immediate organ of refpiration.

Several cafes of acute rheumatifm have recently occurred, in which an indifcreet venefection, accompanied with other debilitating applications, induced that form of the difeafe called chronic, which, although unattendedwith the exquifite pain peculiar to the former, is much more formidable, in confequence of its comparative infufceptibility of being acted upon by remedial agents. Next to paralyfis there is fcarcely a more obftiunte affection. In paralyfis, indeed, it often terminates, unlefs that disastrous event be averted by means exactly oppofite to thofe ufually employed. Deducting from the phyfical faculties of life, by emptying the veins, evacuating the bowels, or by forcibly producing an unnatural, and enfeebling perfpiration for a fhort time, relieves a paroxyfin of local agony, but accelerates its return, and exafperates the violence of a repeated attack. At length, morbid irritability is converted into a state of difeafed torpor. The nerves are exhaufted by fenfation, in the fame manner as the muscles are by voluntary fatigue. In the inverfe ratio of the acutenefs of our feelings, is the chance of our longevity.

Paralyfis teaches to the man of genius more efpecially a profitable leffon of humiliation it is that clafs of men which

is more immediately liable to its attack. Too early a difplay of intellect menaces its premature or unfeafonable extinction. Of a life fignalized by mental exercife and fplendor, pally too frequently marks the humiliating conclufion. Marlborough, in his laft years, a victim to this dreadful malady, to one admiring his picture remarked "Yes, that was a great man." That remnant of understanding was left, that enabled him to recollect the bril liancy of his former career. In confequence of its alliance with paralysis, the Reporter thinks it particularly important to itate, what, in his opinion, conftiture the proper treatment of rheumatic affection. Weakening and evacuating remedies, are in fuch cafes, for the most part, injurious. On the other hand, bark, wine, and fteel, he has found invariably beneficial. He is confcious of deviating from the ordinary practice in this difeafe. To thofe who have long travelled in the beaten track, he may appear in the too frequently calumniated character of a reformer. It is almost an univerfal, and perhaps a wife provifion in our nature, that after a certain period of life, our habits, with regard to thinking, as well as acting, fhould be almoft incapable of change. There is an epoch in our exitence, when the mind clofes against the introduction of a new idea, whatever may be the evidence of its truth, or the practical importance of its application. It was remarked, fays a philofophic historian,* that no phyfician in Europe, who had reached forty years of age, ever to the end of life, adopted Hervey's doctrine of the circulation of the blood, and that his practice in London diminished extremely from the reproach drawn upon him, by that great and fignal discovery.

JOHN REID. Grenville-freet, Brunswick-fquare, March 26, 1807.

Hume.

ALPHABETICAL LIST of BANKRUPTCIES and DIVIDENDS announced between the 20th of February and the 20th of March, extracted from the London Gazettes.

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Blower Samuel, Ellingham, miller. (Cufande, Halefworth

Claughton John, Love-lane, ship rigger. (Jones, Temple

Culmaw Ralph, Wrightington, coal merchant. (Windle, John-Greet

Cox William, Leicester, cotton spinner. (Taylor, Southampton Buildings

Coles John, Banbury, mealman. (Bignele, Banbury
Dally Thomas, Chichester, linen draper¡ (Few, New
North-freet

Daniels John, Liverpool, flopfeller. (Medowcroft and Co.
Gray's inn

Dennett John, Northumberland-Øreet, wine merchant. (Palmer and Co. Throgmorton-street

Devenish

Devenith Ann and Henry Newport, Villiers-ftreet, up. holfterers. (Bleafale New isn (Ellis. Curfitor.freet Tage Willam. Saltore, brewer Eerbrooke John, Exeter, hatter. (Drew and Co. New

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Emmett Thomas, Bell's Gardens, cow keeper. (Cross, King-frest

Fox Hudfon. Kiugfton upon Hull, watch maker. (WilDans. Red 1yen-fquare

Fewer Rilph. Mortimer-treet, upholder. (Taylor, Mortarer Arcet

Fratars Renry, Mancheter, tea dealer. (Parker and Co. & fex-feet

Frankis John, Hamlet of Hueclecote, dealer and chapman. (Years, Gray's inn

Fletcher Samuel, Great Ruffell-ftreet, china man. (Dove, 1incoln's Inn fields

Gregory George. Compton freet. cheesemonger. (Stevenfon, Chequer cou.t

Gillain homes and William Weaver, Worcester. (ConHale and Co Gray's inn

Hill fehr, Rotherhi he, merchant. (Rivington, Fenchurch

Areet

Hartney John, Ironmonger-lane, merchant. (Palmer and Co Thruptorton rect

Hellam Hu,h, Boton muffin manufacturer. (Medow. cinft and Co. Gray's inn

Horrocks Wilham and John Horrocks, Stockport, muflin manufacturers (Medowcroft and Co Gray's inn Heah William, Rugeley, ihopkeeper. (Allen and Co. Furnival's inn

Hepworth William, Manchester, cotron merchant. (Ellis, Curficor Greet

Hyde James and John Chadwick, Manchester, dyers. (Wilis, Warnford-court

Raikne Johir, Addie Breet, merchant. (Gregson and Dixon. Angel-court

Borner Luke, Lancafer, common brewer. (Bleafdale and Co New inn

Hollowell Samuel and Charles Hollowell, Cheadle-Bulkeley. builders. [1ingard and Co. Stockport Hancock Jofeph, Sheffield, merchant. (Chamber, Temple lane

Iogledew William, Leeds, ftarch maker. (Battie, Chancery-lane

Joy our Rueben Ellis, Briftol, merchant. (Platt, Temple

Jours Thomas, Birmingham, coal merchant. (Punton,

Hind court

Kershaw Joho, Shaw Chapel, cotton manufacturer. (Chippendale. Temple

liby Charles. Watford, dealer and chapman. (Greenwell. Beaumont-treet

Kelly John, Manchefter, manufacturer. (Ellis, Chancery

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Leonard Samuel, Gloucefter, victualler. (Gabell, Lincoln's inn

Leonard William, Coppice-row, tailor. (Hant, SurreyAreet

Linley John, Sheffield, grocer. (Bigg, Hatton Garden Marfden Henry, Ecclefton, corn merchant. (Windle, John-freet

Morgan David, Cardiff, fhopkeeper. (James, Gray's ing

Nabbs James, Newington Butts, linen draper. (Hurd, Temple

Niblett John, Bowbridge, clothier. (Conftable, Symond's ins

Newbury Edward, Old Bond-freet, bui'der. (Smith and Co Chapter House

Ogilvy William the Younger, George Mylne, and John Chalmers, Jeffery-square, merchants. (Crowder and Co. Old Jewry

oner william, Birmingham, baker. (Swaine and Co. Old Jewry

Purbrick John. Fairford, dealer and chapinan. (Meredith and Co Lincon's inu

Pritty John Hadleigh, grocer.

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Procter Samuel, Leeds, oilman.

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Adams Jams, Srow Maret, uphil erer, March 28 Agate Thomas Eat Cheap, chefemonger. March 31 Brewis James, Southwick, thip builder, March 73 Bolingbroke James Barnard and Mary Ann Bolingbroke, Norwich, linen draper. April 6

Bawdin Thom43. Re'ruth draper, April 14

Baric Andrew. Newcastle upon Tyne, grocer, April 11, Bidwell Charles, Brick-lane, Christchurch, victualler, April 1

Bridgman George. Dartmouth, money fcrivener, May 19 Baillie George and John Jaffray, Finsbury-place, mer. chants. May 7

Beddoes George. Bishop's Cattle. tanner, April 5
Rowman Job. Water lane. merchant, April 18
Care Thoinas. Pilton. April 6

Colombine Francis. David Colombine, David Combine the younger, and Peter Colombine the younger, Nurwich, merchants. April 6

Cottingham Jha Liverpool, merchant. April t
Chorley John, Liverpoo, merchant. April a
Chandler Robert, Shoredi ch, cheesemonger. May 12
Downall Will am, Stockport, grocer. March 21
Dulling Thomas Auguftus, Stonehoufe, flopkeeper, March

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Francis John and John Jofeph Francis, Rochester, piem bers, March 24

Fearon James Peter. Upper Grafton-ftreer, dealer and chapman. March 28

Favil Michael, High-freet, linen draper. April
Fither Henry, Gracechurch freet, grocer, April 28
Farrar Thomas, Pudfey, clothier, April 4
Gimber Giles, Sandwich, linen draper, April 9
Genard William, North Waltham, carrier, April 7
Gwillim Robert, Worthip Street, vintner. April t
Hudion Ib mas, New Bond-freet, tavern-keeper, March

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(Taylor, Southampton

Nicholls John George, Moulfey, merchant, March 31
Payne Jofeph, 1ynn, cabinet maker, March 24
Pyke Robert, Liverpool, bread-baker, April 6

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Pollard John and John Thompson, Preiton, muflia manus facturers, April 16

Temple

John freet

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fhborne, ftationer. (Alexauder and Co.

Steynor The Mas, Walfali, gingerbread baker. (Turner, Warwick curt

Standerwick John, Bourton, fike manufacturer. (Barten Yeovil

St. John Henry. Pennyrroís, dealer and chapman. (Bone and Plymouth

Traynor Wiliam. Frainynetreet, tailor. (Dawn and Co. Warwick fireet

Tijou Henry Mishadi, Mitre-court, vinter. (Wadefon and Co. Aufhin Fitars

Turner james. Too cy-freet, warehouseman. (Brooks, Mian @reet

Tayfur Fogmas, Monewearmouth Shore, bread baker. 'slackton Semeno's 00

Vufe John, Preden, cotton manufacturer, (Barrets, Hul

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Fuillips Benjamin and William Beacon, Ewerehrect, levi•

gators. March 31

Paterfon James the younger, Great Yarmouth, keeper, April 6

Pafteur John Lewis. Stoney Stratford, grocer, March 18 Purdie Edward, St. James's Walk, working jeweller, March 8

Packe William. Chamber-freet, tailor. March ja Richardfon Thomas and Thomas Worthington, Mancheë ter, merchants, March 3

Redd Edmund, London-street, merchant. March 31
Royle Janes. Manchester fadler. April 13
Robinfun Martin and John Ibbetson, Drury-lane, grocers,
May 5

Sherratt Thomas, Birmingham, currier, April 1
Storey Hannah, Newcastle upon Tyne, linen draper,
April 14

Severn Luke. Coleman street, trunk maker, May z Trewhite Nathaniel, Appleton upon Wik, linea ruasu facturers March i

Thomas Ihn, it James's Place, taylor, April 16
Vaughan William, Pall Mall. tailor, and Alexander Ge
Tard, Ginu efter Preet dealers and chapmen, April 4
Wilkief aamuel and Jofeph Burrough, high "yound,
lin n draper. March hal

Wilford John Pall Mal basurdasher. April 14
William Robert Rock hill, farmer. April
Wyatt Jehu, Cheadle W, Pacok Francis. Lischkeld.
aud James Chadwick Stow, calică printers, Apr 124
Witten Serieant, Stourbridge, doales and chapalle
April 3

Waightman Thomas, Newgatę freet, mategar,Apri
STATE

I

STATE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS IN MARCII.
Containing official and authentic Documents.

GREAT BRITAIN.

N our laft we announced the adoption and progrefs of a series of great pulhe meafures, which had been undertaken by the patriotic and enlightened. Adminiftration which has directed the affairs of this country, fince the death of Mr. Pitt; but this month we have to perform the afflicting tafk of recording the termnination of that administration, by a fudden exercife of the royal prerogative.

Future historians may have to record the calamities which may refult to this country and to Europe, from to unforefeen a fluctuation in our national councils, and from our being deprived, at fuch a crisis, of that union of experience, talents, and integrity, which ferved as the balis of unanimity and public confideuce, and which, during the last fifteen months, rendered this country happy at home, and great and refpectable abroad.

Future Liftorians will alfo be able to develope the real caufes of thefe changes; for the prefent, we must be content with the explanations formally made in Parliament by Lords GRENVILLE and HowICK, nearly in the following terms:

Lord GRENVILLE (in the House of Lords, March 26, 1807)-My Lords, I do not rife to object to the motion of adjournment, but to fate, what your Lordships are aware it is perfectly regular for me to do, circumftances connected with the prefent ftate of public affairs. 1 with to ftate plainly thofe circumftances which have led to the prefent fituation of public affairs, and to the change in his Majefty's government; and I am the more anxious to do this in order to obviate thofe mifreprefentations which have gone abroad relative to the conduct of my colleagues and myfelf, and that to your Lordships, and through you to the public and the country, my conduct and character may be justified from thofe afperfions which have been thrown upon them. In the year 1801, when the Adminiftration, at the head of which was the late Mr. Pitt, refigned their offices, it was not thought expedient, from circumstances which then exifted, to ftate in any public manner the caufes of that refignation. The confequence was, that much mifreprefentation took place with refpect to the circumftances which led to that, refignation; but as I never repented my concurrence in the refolution to -"which I have adverted, fo I have never regretted the confequences to which it gave hith. But, my Lords, from the nature of the circumstances which have led to the recent change in his Majesty's government, and om the nature of the milieprefentations

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which have been directed against those from
whom his Majesty's confidence has been with-
drawn, I feel it incumbent upon me to ftate
clearly and diftinctly the circumstances which
actually took place. And I will afk Noble
Lords on the other fide, to point out any pe-
riod of our history in which, as in the prefent
cafe, the minutes of the advice given to his
Majefty by his confidential fervants has ever
been, not merely published, but published in a
garbled and partial manner. My Lords, gar-
bled and partial statements of that advice fo
given to his Majesty by his confidential fer-
vants have been published in the public newf-
papers-it is of this I complain, and I truit
your Lordships will think I complain with
reafon and juftice. Had thofe who, of course,
on fucceeding to administration, came into
poffeflion of the minutes ofadvice given by the
late Miniers, conceived that that advice was
improperly given, there were two modes in
which they might have afted-they might
either have moved for the names of thofe who
had given his Majefty bad advice, together
with the advice itfelf, which ought conftitu-
tionally to be given in writing, or being in
pofition of that advice, they might have
made a motion against the authors of it. In-
ftead, however, of either of thefe modes being
adopted, garbled and partial ftatements, as I
have already obferved, have been published
in the public newspapers, and the conduct of
his Maj-fty's late fervants bas thus beca
grofsly mifreprefented. Under thefe circom-
ftances, I felt it to be due to my own charac-
ter, to petition my Sovereign for perrallion to
make ufe of the advice actually given, and
the communications which actually took
place, for the purpose of publicly justitying my
conduct and proving the falsehoods or thofe
calumnies which have been circulated again
my late colleagues and myself. His Majefty,
with that kindness and benignity which has
invariably characterifed his co du?, was gri-
ciously pleafed to grant my request, and cous
I am authorised to ftate to your Lordships the
circumstances which really took place, and
which eventually led to the prefent fituation
of affairs. My Lords, in the year 1801, it
was the opinion of that illuftrious statesman,
Mr Pitt, in which opinion completely con-
curred, that large further concelhons thould
be made to the Catholics of Ireland. It was
then thought expedient that a measure for
that purpose should be proposed to Parliament.
That propofed measure not meeting with his
Majesty's approbation, the coniequence was
the refignation of the then Ministers. The
result was different in the prefent cafe, for
reasons which I thall prefently fate. I we
that period thought it my duty to relign, and
chearfully lacriticed all thofe perfonal conti-
derations which may be fuppofed to attesto

country, where, by the wisdom and firmness of the Noble Duke who reprefents his Majesty in Ireland, the commotions which arofe were fuppreffed, by the interference of the Civil Power, and without having recourfe to thofe measures of coercion and reftraint, which could only tend to irritate the minds of the people, and which his Majefty's Ministers were moft folicitous to avoid. The Catholic Question-the large Question I mean, was alfo prevented from preffing upon the confideration of Parliament during the last session. Subfequently, however, my Lords, the queftion of further conceffions to the Catholics of Ireland preffed itfelf upon the confideration of his Majesty's Minifters from a variety of caufes. The overthrow of the kingdom of Pruflia by the inveterate enemy of this country, placed in the power of that enemy a larger portion of Continental territory, a greater extent of coaft, and a greater number of points, from whence an attack might be directed against this country than had ever before been in the poffeffion of any power with whom we were at war. It naturally, therefore, became an object of the greatest importance to place the United Empire in a ftill greater ftate of fecurity, and to leave, if poflible, no vulne

the fituation of one of his Majesty's Minifters.
My Lords, I will facrifice thofe confiderations
over and over again, upon the fame principle.
It is undoubtedly true, that no pledge was
given to the Catholics of Ireland that further
conceflions to them fhould be one of the re-
fults of the Union; their confent was un-
doubtedly not purchafed by any fuch promife.
It is well known, however, from the speeches
in Parliament, upon the great question of the
Union, and we know that what is faid in Par-
liament, fomehow or other becomes known to
the public, that the understanding upon the
fubject certainly was, that further conceffions
to the Catholics of Ireland, might, and ought
to be a meafure confequent upon the Union.
That fuch a measure was not only politic and
expedient, but abfolutely neceffary, was the
opinion, as I have already ftated, of that great
and illuftrious ftatefman, Mr. Pitt; it was
alfo the opinion of his great and illustrious
rival, Mr. Fox. These eminent ftatesmen
concurred in opinion in three great meafures
of policy, namely, the establishment of the
Sinking Fund, the Abolition of the African
Slave Trade, and the neceffity of further con-
ceffions to the Catholics of Ireland. The first
of these measures was adopted on its first pro-
pofition; the fecond, the Abolition ofthe Afri-rable
can Slave Trade, met with much, in my opi-
nion,miftaken oppofition, but has at length been
carried. With refpect to the third measure,
namely, conceffions to the Catholics, if this
were to be decided by authorities alone, it
would be fufficient to quote thofe I have men-
tioned, the opinions of the two greatest
ftatefmen England has produced, both now
unfortunately loft to the country. My Lor s,
fubfequent to the period I have mentioned,
namely, the refignation of his Majefty's Mini-
fters in 1801, feveral offers were made to
me to take a share in the Adminiftration of
public affairs; my fentiments with respect to
conceffions to the catholics, being at the fame
time thoroughly known. My not acceding
to thofe offers, however, was in fome degree
on other grounds. When by the death of
Mr. Pitt a state of public affairs arofe, in con-
fequence of which his Majesty was graciously
pleafed to iffue his commands to me to form a
new government; I obeyed his Majefty's
commands, and proceeded in the formation of
a new government. My fentiments refpect-
ing the Catholics of Ireland were then, as
before, thoroughly known, as well as thofe
of feveral of my colleagues. We entered into
Administration, my Lords, without any re-
ferve being made as to the line of conduct we
fhould adopt refpecting the Catholics of Ire.
land, or in any other way, or as to any mea-
fures which we might think it our duty to re-
commend to his Majesty. The state of Ire-
land, from its great importance with reference
to the general interests of the Empire, necef-
farily became a great object of anxiety and de-
liberation amongst his Majefty's Ministers.
This anxious attention was directed to that

part. This could only effectually be done by calling to our aid the whole popula tion of the Empire, and rendering them effective for the purpose of refiiting any fuch attempt, on whatever point it might be made. The most effectual means of attaining so defirable, fo neceffary an object, appeared to us to be the recruiting the fuperabundant population of Ireland into the military service of the Empire. Ireland, increafing in commerce and in agriculture, alfo increases in population, beyond the means which the country affords for the fupport of that increased population. Our object was to conciliate four millions of people, and to knit together, in one common bond of union, the whole of his Majefty's fubjects. In this view of the subject, the next confideration was the means by which this was to be effected. In the year 1793, in confequence of a speech made from the Throne, by his Majefty's authority, to the Irish Parliament, an Act was paffed empowering his Majefty to grant commiffions in the military fervice in Ireland, to Catholics, with the exception that they fhould not be Generals on the Staff, and that they should not hold the offices of Commander in Chief or Mafter General of the Ordnance. This Act, my Lords, I contend, in the liberal construction which ought to be given to it, extends equally to the naval fervice. Various important confiderations pressed upon his Majefty's Minifters the necellity of not merely extending the provifions of this Act toGreatBritain, but also of enlarging them. In looking forward to any attempt of our enemy to execute his threats of invafion, it of course must be an object of the greateft importance that all the troops of the Empire should be difpofable to be fent to any point

which

which may be threatened. To this defirable object, however, the fubfifting law formed an infurmountable obftacle. Catholics might be come in Ireland, Majors, Lieutenant-colonels, or Colonels, but the moment fuch officers landed in England, however preffing the exigencies of the public fervice, they muft either do that, which in any other fituation would be disgraceful to a foldier; namely, quit their regiments, or act in defiance of the law of the land and be fubject to all its penalties. The fame difability applied to the navy. Another grofs and glaring incongruity was, that Catholics after having rifen to a high rank in the army, and difplayed the greatest military kill and fcience, could not, on account of their difference of opinion in religious matters, be entrufted with a command. Not merely this view of the subject, but, I was then, and still am of opinion, that the Catholic gentry and higher order of Yeomanry in Ireland, never can be conciliated, unless they have the means afforded them of providing for their younger fons by fending them into the military or naval fervice of the Empire. Of the peasantry of that country, the number in our military fervice is inconceivably fmall, thofe from whom they receive their religious opinions, objecting to their entering into a fervice where they are debarred the free exercife of their religion. Under all these circumstances, and confidering thefe diftinétions to be wholly inconfiftent with the idea of an United Kingdom; knowing at the fame time that the Catholics of Ireland were confidering of petitioning Parliament, in order to bring the great question respecting them again before the Legiflature, his Majefty's Minifters thought it expedient to frame a meafure for the purpose of extending the provifions of the Act of 1793 to this country; and, at the fame time, enlarging its benefits, in the hope of inducing the Catholics to poftpone bringing under confideration the large queftion, which they proposed, and at the fame time of adding effentially to the frength of the country. I do not wish to conceal my opinion, that the Catholics of Ireland in perfifting to bring that question again into difcuffion at the prefent moment, are injuring their own caufe, and injuring the general interefts of the Empire. It having been determined by his Majesty's Minifters to frame a meafure, as I have already stated, it was found upon confideration that it must also be extended to Proteftant Diffenters. It would have been unjust to have given privileges to the Catholics, which were denied to the Proteftant Diffenters; and in this country where Proteftant Reformed Religion is the established religion, if it were to become a question between that body and the Catholics, I certainly thould feel it my duty to give a preference to the former. His Majelty's Ministers having thus determined to extend thofe privileges to the Proteftant Diffenters, which it would have been unjust to have withheld from them, at the fame time that they were granted to the Catholics, the MONTHLY MAG. No. 155.

Bill was fo framed as to extend to all his Majefty's fubjects without diftinction, enabling them to hold Commisions in the army or navy, on taking the oath of allegiance, and an oath to fupport the Conftitution as by law established. I now come, my Lords, to the points more immediately connected with the circumftances that have recently happened. His Majefty's Minifters conceiving the measure to which I have alluded to be indifpenfally neceflary, felt it alfo to be their duty to reprefent that opinion to his Majesty, and to propofe the measure for his Majesty's approbation. It is undoubtedly true, my Lords that it is the right, as it is the duty, of a Member of Parliament to bring forward any measure which he conceives to be conducive to the weltare or interefts of the country; but it is alfo true, in the practical frame of our Conftitution, that thofe Members of Parliament who are likewife his Majefty's Ministers, ought not to bring forward any measure which may be conceived, in confequence of its being fo brought forward, to be a measure of Government, without first obtaining his . Majefty's approbation. On prefenting this meature for his Majesty's previous approbation, I conceived that his Majesty had fignified his affent to its propofal. My Lords, there has been on this fubject a misunderftanding and a nuisapprehenfion.-This I have from a quarter which not only I am inclined to believe, but which it is my duty to believe. Understanding, however, my Lords, as I certainly did at that time, that his Majefty had affented to the propofed measure to the extent ftated, a difpatch was prepared to be fent to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to be communicated by him to the Catholics with whom he had been in the habit of communicating, a draft of which I laid before his Majefty for his approbation. This draft referred, in its commencement, to the Act of the Irish Parliament of 1793, and then stated that it was intended to propose to Parliament, to extend and enlarge the provisions of that Act in the manner I have already ftated. To this draft fome repugnance was expreffed by his Majefty, and his Minifters felt it to be their duty to make a reprefentation to his Majefty on the fubject, who received it with the utmoft kindness and benignity, and afterwards affented to the dispatch, which was, in confequence, fent to the Duke of Bedford, and is expreffed in the terms which I have already stated. The Catholics, on receiving the communication, expressed a doubt whether it was intended to enable them to become Generals on the Staff, and, in confequence of an application to the Lord Lieutenant, he fent over a dispatch, requesting an anfwer upon that point. This difpatch, as it is the duty of Ministers "ith respect to all dispatches, was laid before his Majesty. An answer was prepared, ftating that it was intended to enable Catholics to become Generals on the Staff, and to open to them all commiflions in the army and navy. To the draft of this dispatch NA 1 underflood

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