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portion the supply. They were not to be Tea-10 per cent. additional on all
niggard of the means, nor yet lavish of extea above 25. per lb.
240,000 penle. They had to preserve the elasticity Spirits--88 per gallon on rum, 1od.
of our commerce, and to prevent the mifon Brandy, and rd. on wash
220,000 chiefs which Scotch Distilleries- 541. per gallon
may alile even from the supposition of large remittances to foreign
300,000 Sugar - 25. 6d. por cut. on lugar
parts. Under all these circumstances he imported
was proud to avow, that ministers had held Bricks--3s. 6d. per rooo on those
it to be their duty to supply the emperor, imported, and is. ditto on home
in the course of last year, with no less a made
36,000 Lum than 1,200,000l. This was, of course, Five per cent. on customed goods,
a measure which would claim a separate and to per cent on brimstone,
discussion. If the conduct of ministers Hemp, iron in bars or unwrought,
was approved, that house would thew their olive oils and staves (prize goods,
fenfe of the measures by giving them its wine and coals, excepted) 184,000 continued confidence. The money which Auctions-2 d. in the pound on ef.
had been advanced was to be considered as tates, and 3d ditto on furniture
40,000 Coffee and cocoa-gd. per Ib.
a part of our relources. It was a sacred
30,000 Postage-id. additional on 3d. and
debt ; for of the good faith of the empekb in proportion
ror no doubt could be entertained.
250,000 Canals--IS. 8d. toll duty on goods
He then proceeded to account for the excarried by inlaud navigation 120,000
cess of the navy debt, which had surpassed Stage-coaches-id. per mile 60,000 his ettimate by no less than four millions.. Parcelsmzd. on all parcels booked 60,000 These exceedings were occasioned by cir. Drawback on Plantation coffee
22,000 cumstances, which, however he might reAffeffed Taxes-10 per cent. on
gret, he could not possibly foresee. A. windows, houles, and carriages;
mong these were the tranfport-service, and 20 per cent. on horses and
which was now reduced; but which had dngs
290,000 exceeded the estimate by no less than
1,300,000 l. Another was the demurrage 2132,000
paid on the detention of neutral cargoes, Beside the new regulations on Receipts, many of which had been fold considerably odliging every person who receives the under their value. The loss under this money to pay for the stamp.
head amounted to 900,000l. The difHe then proceeded to notice briefly count on navy bills had occasioned a loss some circumstances which had tended to
of 600,000l. These together formed a fubtract, in a certain degree, from the sum little mort of 3,000,000. Other exproduce of the Consolidated Fund. These pences had occurred from the unforeseen were the failure of the regulations respect. addition of a new maritime enemy, and by ing Dutch prịzes--the non-payment of the the threatened descent on our coalts. The sum which ought to be furnished by the former charges could never occur again, East-India Company, and which had been and he could but trust' ta the candour of necessarily prevented by the war-and also the house for an inaccuracy arising from the advance of 900,000l. to the Grenada causes not within the reach of human foremerchants ; which had not been 'repaid, fight. though, from every circumstance, the 3 The house, he trufted, would not be found mount was to be regarded as fully secure wanting in any effort to avert impending to the public.
mischief and certain disgrace ; they would . Our last year's expenditure had been always vindicate the character which had greatly swelled by the assistance which mi- been transmitted to them from their forefanisters had deemed it their duty to furnish thers; they would look with consoled feel10 a valiant, a faithful, and honorable ally. ings to the prospect of a peace, but they They had thereby enabled him to rescue would accept of no peece which was not his dominions from an inveterate enemy, likely to be attended with full security. and thereby, probably, to fecure the inde. They must be happy to find that the tú. pendence of Europe. His majesty's mini- multuous and unnatural efforts of the eneiters were not ignorant of the risquè which my had been met by us with the aid only they had incurred by this proceeding. of sober and regular industry, and that in They knew they had to steer between con- the fourth year of an expensive war our tending difficulties. They had to watch credit and revenue had even gone beyond a the necessities of the emperor, and to pro- peace calculation. It was with equal al
fonishment and satisfaction that he could Mr. Grey and Mr. Fox both spoke a. Itate the exports from this country aś a. gainst the minister's favourable itatement mounting to the sum of thirty millions ; of our commerce and finances, which they and exceeding by four millions those of alleged to be a delusive representation; and 1795. The increase, he was also happy Mr. Fox, in particular, made some severe to ilåte, conlifted chiefly in articles of Bri- remarks on the circumstance of fending tilh manufacture. He did not say this to 1,200,000l. to the emperor, without the abate any regret for the burdens which previous consent of parliament. Of what they were now about to impose; or to sub- passed on this head, we shall not take any tract from the desire, which all muft natu: notice, as, on a subsequent day, it became rally feel, of a peace. He used them as a more serious subject of discussion. arguments to impress the house with a The resolutions proposed by the chanconviction that no peace was defirahle, but cellor of the exchequer, were then put and fach a one as would enfure to us safety åt carried. home, and respect abroad.
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money, or, at the option of the holder, in YESTERDAY, in the court of King's a 3 per cent. ftock, valued at 75; liable,
bench, Mr. Law prayed the judg. if wilhed, to be converted for a certain ment of the court upon Thomas Hall, esq. proportion into a life annuity. a magistrate, and 'major of a volunteer The first payment on the 13th of Ja. fencible corps at Berwick, and Alexander nuary, the second in March, the remainMacleane, captain in the fame corps, for ing inftalments, between March, and the an abife of their power as military officerz, O&tober following. -The receipts not to in keeping several soldiers in the same regi- be issuable till after the second instalment, ment out of the way, under pretence of or till after 20l. has been deposited on military discipline, in order to prevent each 100l. Discount as usual on prompt their voting at the election for mayor of payment. the borough of Berwick.-On behalf of It was no sooner known that the books the deiendants, a number of affidavits, of subscription were opened, than the made by very respectable persons, were principal merchants and bankers in the produced and read in mitigation of punithcity assembled in ‘crowds to the Bank 10 ment. In these affidavits, the defendants inscribe their names to this voluntary con: were represented to be gentlemen of ho. tribution. The Bank directors, in their nour, and who had for some years past corporate capacity, first subscribed one rendered some meritorious services to their million sterling; and afterward in their country.-It appeared that the expences individual capacity, the sum of four hun. of their trial had colt the defendants sool. dred thousand pounds sterling. The East After counsel were heard on both sides, India directors, as individuals, have subthe court sentenced the two defendants to scribed for themselves three hundred thou. be imprisoned one month in the King's- sand pounds; and other corporate bodies bench prison, and as an additional punish- in proportion to the extent of their conment, major Hall was fined gol. DecemBER 2.
DECEMBER 3. Mr. Pitt's plan for a voluntary loan Yesterday, at the Old Bailey, William was yesterday communicated to a very nu- Arnold, William Ryan, and Francis merous meeting of Bank proprietors, held Dunn, were indicted for the wilful mure at the Bank of England. It is as follows: der of David Brewer, the beadle of St.
Every person subscribing tool. to re- Sepulchre's parish, at Cow.cross. (See ceive 1121. 105. in 5 per cent. stock, to page 378) The jury acquitted Ryan, and be irredeemable, unlets with the consent found Arnold and Dunn guilty. The of the owner, until the expiration of three court immediately passed sentence of death years after the present 5 per cents. fall on them in the usual manner. have been redeemed or reduced, but with
DecemBER 5. the option of the holder, to be paid at par, This day, foon after eleven o'clock, the at any shorter period, not less than two subscription for eighteen millions sterling, years from the conclusion of the definitive for the service of the ensuing year, closed treaty of peace.' .
at the Bank; and such was the generale Payment in either case to be made in desire to subscribe, that the court-room
a scene of the utmost confufion. pecuniary aid to be hereafter brought Many gentlemen were altogether disap- forward, according to the ability of the pointed; and those who could get near chamber, and the exigency of the state ;' the books to put down their names, did fo which, after a long debate, was withwith the utinoit difficulty. There was drawn, and the original question for a very little remaining to be subscribed; for committee, put and negatived. a great number of orders had been re
DECEMBER 6. ceived by Mr. Newland in the morning Yesterday an indi&tment was preferred from the country, which claimed a pre- against John Smith, for publifhing a false, ference; and accordingly the doors were fcandalous, and feditious libel, intitled fhut some time until these commissions · The Duties of Citizenship, for the use of were written down.-There cannot be a the London Corresponding Society,' re. greater proof of the patriotism of ali ranks flecting on the king and government of of people in thus affilting government, be the country.-The fact of publishing becaufe at the time the loan was opened, the ing proved against the defendant, the jury, other funds were considerably the cheapest without hesitation, pronounced him guilty. purchase.
He will receive fentence next term. This The fame day, a court of common. pamphlet is the same, for the publication of council was held at Guidball, to confider which Joseph Birks was lately sentenced a motion for granting an aid to governa to two years imprisonment in the house of ment on the present exigencies of affairs, correction, Clerkenwell. See page 379. The lord-mayor laid before the court the Yesterday morning, Francis Dunn and requisition he had received from several William Arnold, were executed opposite members of the court; also a letter from the debtor's door of Newgate, for the Mr. Pitt, and his lordihip’s answer there, murder of Mr. Brewer in the affray at to, which were read. Mr. Dixon began Cow.cross. by ftating, that he had learned that the
DECEMBER 9. books were fhut at the Bank, and that it Several letters, and the Gazettes receive was too late to subscribe ; he had there- ed from Lifbon, by the Emerald frigate, fore a proposition to make, which was to in which the marquis of Bute came pasa refer it to a committee to consider of some senger, mention, that various accounts further plan for assisting the exigencies of had arrived there, that an actual infurrece the state in the present conjun&ture, and tion raged in Spanish America, at Santa to fubmit the fame to the consideration of Fe, and several other places; and that in the court. Debates ensued for a long different conflicts with the natives, the time, in which it was urged that no 110- Spaniards had lost such a number of men, tice ought to be taken of the report that that it would be necessary to send a ftil) the loan was filled up; but, on the con- greater reinforcement to that quarter. trary, the court Thould subscribe a sum The reason why a more circumstantial deequal to the dignity of the city. Alder- tail was not to be had, was imputed to the man Newnham then moved for a fubscrip: vigilance of the Spaniards, in placing fention of 100,000l. on the terms proposed tinels on board the ships from Peru, &c. at the Bank, which was agreed to on a to prevent any person from speaking to division, there being for the question eight Itrangers before an oath of secrecy was adaldermen, ì i commoners, and two tellers, miniftered to the crewa. The rigour of and against it three commoners, and two the police, it seems, in opposing the ens tellers, majority 76. The lord. mayor trance of strangers into Spanith America, was requelted to write in the name of the was greater than ever. court a subscription of 100,000l. A com
DECEMBER 19. mittee of all the aldermen and a commoner Yesterday morning, one of the Irish out of each ward was appointed to consider messengers arrived at the secretary of state's the best means of raising the money on the office, with dispatches from the lord-lieute. credit of the city. The chamberlain ha- nant of Ireland, who came over in the ving stated the balance of cash in hand to packet from Holyhead. be nearly 40,000l. Mr. Goodbehere the accounts by this channel, that tranincved an amendment, by leaving out all quillity is at length restored to the counties the words after the word “That,' and that were some time since declared to be subtituting , this court feel highly grati- out of the king's peace. . field at the completion of the loan of 18
DECEMBER 13, millions; and being desirous at all times G. O, Head Quarters, Brighton, to give every conttitutional support to the
Dec. 9, 1796. mountry, this corporation will reserve its
Captain Francis Galini, of the Welt
It appears from
Middlesex regiment of militia, tried by a 9th day of November last, and on fublegeneral court-martial, held at Canterbury quent days, for the trial of captain F. on the gth of November last, and on leve. Galini, cf Weit Middlesex regiment of ral subsequent days, on the following Militia ; and also the proceedings of a charges :
general court-martial, held at Canterbury, Using provoking speeches to his on the 29th day of the said month, and on superior officer, captain William Bird, subsequent days, for the trial of colonel on the general parade of the regiment. N. Bayly, of the fame regiment ; the
Giving a challenge to fight a charges against whom respectively, togeduel with captain William Bird, on the ther with the respective sentences of ihe general parade of the regiment.
general court-martial, are hereunto an. 3. Sending a challenge to capt. Wil- nexed. liam Bird, to meet him in capt. Bayly's The king having taken the same into tent'
his royal consideration, has commanded Has been acquitted of the first article of me ta express, that his majesty had for charge, and found guilty of the second a considerable time noticed, with concern, and third articles, in breach of the ad ar the diffenfions and animofities which have 1icle of the 7th section of the articles of prevailed in the West Middlesex regiment war ; and sentenced to be cahiered. But of militia ; and when at last his majesty the court, taking into consideration the had entertained hopes of those animolities whole of the circumstances, did most hum= having fubfided, has been much "disapbly recommend that his majesty will be pointed to find that some latent sparks of graciously pleased to mitigate the sentence resentment have kindled and burst forth (which the court was bound to adjudge,) afresh. in such a manner as his majesty might be With regard to captain Galini, inalą pleased to direct.
much as it appears that he had not a preColonel N. Bayly, of the same regi- meditated intention of quarrelling with ment, tried by a general court-martial at captain Bird at the time in question, but Canterbury, on the 29th of the said month, balty and petulant words, ' reciprocally and on subsequent days,
used, gave sudden rise to the challenge For behaving in a scandalous, infamous his majesty, adverting also to the recom manner, such as was unbecoming the mendation of the court-martial, is gracicharacter of an officer and a gentleman, ously pleased to overlook this instance of by striking major Richard Wood a blow miscondnet, and to-remit the sentence. on the face, in a room adjoining the room But his majelty expects that capt. Galini in which the general court-martial was and capt. Bird do respectively pledge their then assembled; and by reason of the very honour to the general officer commanding, improper conduct and behaviour before his majesty's forces at Canterbury, that the said court, prior to his retiring into their misunderstanding shall not have any the said room with the jaid major Wood, further consequences. thereby betraying the utmost contempt As to colonel Bayly, whose superior and disrespect for the said president and situation of colonel of the regiment should members, has been found guilty of that naturally have led him to set an example part only of the article of charge which ‘of moderation, his majesty laments that he relates to the striking of major Wood, in should have suffered a gust of passion so far defiance of good order, but not to the in- to have got the dominion over him, as to tent as is described in the said article of have given a blow to the major of the recharge ; and is adjudged to ask pardon of giment, and his majesty cannot but think the said major Richard Wood, in the pre- the offence aggravated by the time and the sence of the general commanding in Can- occasion on which it happened ; namely, terbury, and the officers commanding when the question between them was accorps in that garrison.
tually under the confideration of the arbi. The following is a copy of a letter re- trators, to whom it had been referred ceived by general sir Charles Grey, from with their mutual consent; but as the the judge-advocate-general, on this fub- court-martial has thought that the matter ject; and his majesty's pleasure thereby may be adjusted, confiitent with the hofignified, is to be fully and immediately nour of both parties, by colonel Bayly's. executed :
asking pardon of major Wood, in the Sir, Grafton-street, Dec. 8. manner prescribed by the sentence, his I have had the honour of laying before majelty is graciously pleased to assent to bis majesty the proceedings of a general that measure, expecting that each of those, qqurt-martial; field at Canterbury, on the officers do likewile pledge his honour tha
the affair shall not have any further conse. lordship one of the medals abovemention. quences.
ed, and to signify his majesty's pleasure His majesty has further commanded me that you should wear it when in your unito intimate, io the end that it may be an- form, in the manner described by the di. nounced to the officers of the said regiment rections which ftogether with the medal collectively, that if any officer shall in and ribband belonging to it) I have the future suffer any quarrel or dispute to honour to transinit to you. break in upon the peace and good order of I am also commanded by his majesty the corps, his majesty will, however re to acquaint your lordMip, that, had it luctantly, give orders for such officer be- been posible for all the officers on whom ing displaced.
his majesty is pleased to confer this mark I have the honour to be, &c. of his approbation, to attend personally in
(Signed) CHARLES MORGAN. London, his maiesty would have presented General fir Charles Grey, K. B. &c. the medal to each of them in person ; but DECEMBER 14.
that being, from various causes, at this Yesterday, there was a meeting of the time imposible, his majesty, in order to livery in London in common-hall, when obviate all further delay, has therefore the lord mayor informed them, That, in been pleased to direct thein to be forwardconsequence of a requisition signed by ed in this manner. s5 gentlemen of the livery, he had called Allow me to express the great satisface the meeting ; that he intended to take no tion I feel in being made the channel of part in the question himself, and assured communicating to your lord ship fo diftin. the livery they might rely on his acting guished a mark ot his majesty's approbawith the strictest and most upright justice. ţion.
Mr. Hanfon then moved as follows : I have the honour to be, &c. ? That the representatives of this city in
SPENCER, parliament be in tracted to move, or sup- Admiralty, Nov. 39, 17.96: port a motion in the house of commons, The admirals to wear the medal suffor censuring the ministers for having ta- pended by a ribband round their necks. ken upon themselves to send the money of The captains to wear the medal fuspended the people of Great Britain to the empe- to a rihband, but fastened through the ror of Germany during the fitting of par. third and fourth button hole, on the left liament, without the consent of parlia.' side. The colour of the ribband blue and
white. Alderman Curtis, Lushington, Ander- . The following article, on the praiseson, and Sanderson, opposed the motion, worthy subject of a propoled voluntary on the ground of the necessity of having contribution, appeared in one of the Bath Mr. Pitt's reasons. They were replied papers of Friday last. to by Mr. alderman Combe, Mr. W. Sir, Guildhall, Bath, Dec. 9, Smith, Mr. Waithınan, and Mr. Hanson, You will be so good as to advertise in who spoke in favour of the motion ; and, your paper the following proposals of subafter a debate of two hours, the hall was scription. It would be a great presumpdivided, when Mr. Hanson’s motion was tion in me, as a private individual, to adcarried by a great majority,
dress the public on this occasion ; but DECEMBER 16.
fome person or other must stand forward, Copy of the letter transmitted to all the and, as first magistrate of this city, I hope
Admirals and Captains, whose names it will not be conlidered as improper or
The sum í subscribe for the further The King having been pleased to order prosecution of the war, should it unhapa certain number of gald medals to be pily be found necessary, I consider aboui a ftruck, in commemoration of the viâory tenth part of what I am worth, and as obtained by his majesty's feet under the given up to secure the remainder, as well command of earl Howe over that of the as 10 preserve the thronę, our liberties, re.
enemy, in the actions of the 29th of ligion, and laws. May, and ist of June, 1794, I am com
I am, Sir, your's, &c. &c. manded by his majesty, to present to your
J. PALMER, Mayora