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Mr. Dundas then moved, That a Precedent be read for pafsing a Bill, in its several stages, through the House, in one day.
A Precedent was accordingly read.
The Speaker said, that it was not usual, except upon urgent occasions, to pass a Bill with such promptitude.
Mr. Dundas now moved for leave to bring in a Bill for the better administration of Justice in India, and for preventing the lending of Money to the Native Princes.
Sir John Sinclair faid a few words against paffing a Bill with such speed.
Mr. Baker opposed the Motion.
The Bill was brought in, read a first and second time, and committed.
In the Committee Mr. Baker moved, that the period after which Judges should be entitled to Pensions ihould be extended to Ten Years.
After some conversation, it was settled that the period should be Seven Years.
, The Bill was then read a third time, passed, and ordered to the Lords.
Mr. Dent gave notice, that early in the next Session he should move for leave to bring in a Bill to regulate the roads; amongst the regulations he meant to propose was, that at each end of every village, the Trustees of the roads should be obliged to put up, in some conspicuous place, the name of the village, and that some regulations Thould be proposed respecting weighing engines, by which one hundred thouíand a-year might be added to the revenue. Adjourned.
HOUSE OF LORDS.
Thursday, July 20. As soon as his Majesty was leated upon the Throne, a Melfage was sent to the House of Commons, commanding the immediate attendance of the House.
The Speaker, attended by a considerable number of Members, accordingly appeared at the Bar of the House, and addessed his Majesty in a speech, in which he noticed the measures adopted by the Commons to preserve internal peace and tranquillity, and the unusually large Supplies that had been granted, which he trusted would be applied with a strict and vigilant economy. He concluded by expreffing a firm reliance upon the wisdom and benevolence of his Majesty. The Speaker then presented several Bills, to which he requested his Majesty's Royal Aflent.
After the Royal Allent had been given to the several Bills upon the Table, his Majelty delivered the foilowing most Graci. ous Speech :
" diy “ My Lords and Gent!, men, “ I cannot put an End to this Sefion of Parliament without returning you my inost finere and cordial Thanks for the ijs duity and Zeal with wich yout have applied yourselves to the important Objects which have required your Attention, and for the Wisdom and Firmness which you have manifested in the new and diffi ult Emergencies for which you have had to provide.
“I must particularly express the jujt Sense I entertain of the falutary and effectual Provisions which you made for strengthening 'the Means of National Defence; and the Measures adopted for obviating the Inconveniencies which were to be apprehended to Crea dit, from the temporary Suspension of Payments in Cash by the Bank; as well as of the Promotitude, Vigour, and Effect with which you afforded Me your Allistance and Support in suppressing the daring and treasonable Mutiny which broke out in a Part of My Fleet; and in counteracting fo d'angerous and pernicious an Example.
“ I have the Satisfaction to acquaint you, that, finie the Aiceffion of the present Emperor of Russia, the Cominercial Engagements between the two Countries have been renewed, in such a Manner as will, I doubt not, materially conduce to their mutual Interests.
« Gentlemen of the House of Cominons, " I must return you my particular Thanks for the liberal and extensive Provision which you have made for the various Exigen:ies of the Public Service, and while I lament the N: esity which increased them to fo large an dingunt, it is a Confolation to Me to obferve the Attention you employed in distributing the heavy Burides, which they occafionéd, in such a vower as to render their Press fure as little fevere as possible to My People.
“ My Lords and Gentlemen, « The Issue of the important Negotiation in which I am engaged is yet uncertain; biit, whatever may be the Event, nothing will have been wanting on My Part to bring it to a fucis ful Termination, on such Conditions as may be consistent with the Secu
rity, Honour, and effential Interejts of Vy Dominions. In the mean Time, nothing can lo much tend to forward the Attrinment of Peace, as the Continuan e of that Ziai, Exertion, and public Spirit, of which Aly Suljetts have givin such conspicuous and honourable Proofs, and of which the Perfeverance and Firmness of Parliament has afforded them [ftriking an Example." The Lord Chancellor, by his vlajesty's coinmand, then said:
“ My Lords and Gentlemen, " It is his Maj-sty's Royal will and pl asure that this Parliament be prorogued to Thursday the fifth day of October vext, to b: then here holden; and this Parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the fifth day of October next.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Thursday, July 20. Writs were ordered to be iflued for Members to serve in Para liament for
The Burghs of Anstruther, Pitteneven, &c. in the room of John Anstruther, Esq. who has accepted the office of Chief Jultice of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Calcutta ;
And for Old Sarum, in the room of the Earl of Mornington, who has accepted the Chiltern Hundreds.
At a quarter before four o'clock, the Uther of the Black Rod commanded the attendance of the House in the House of Peers.
The Speaker accordingly, attended by a considerable number of Members, went up to the Upper House ; and, upon his return, read his Majesty's Speech at the Table.
IND OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE EIGHTEENTH
AA for enabling his Majesty to convene the Parliament in the space of four-
teen days, introduced and palled in the House of Lords, 1684. In the
House of Commons, 17.1.
the repeal of the treason and fedition bills, 1423. Objections to the title
making provision for the marriage of the Princess Royal, 1262. To their
the dismissal of Ministers, 1402.
speech previous to his motion of resolutions respecting the order of council
in support of his motion for the disinisal of Ministers, 1535.
order of council for a restriction on the bank, 1341. His observations on
Baker, Mr. applauds the loyalty of the soldiers, 1597.
bill pafled, 1647.
The motion for a reform of Parliament, 1487.
by the subscribers to the loyalty loan, 1573.
the causes which produced the order of council for a restriction upon the
previous to his motion for the dismissal of Ministers, 1523.
mifial of Ministers, 14 4.
of M nifters, 1399.
of 1664, &c. India, Statement of, 1695 to 1704.
in Parl ament, 1475.
clothing and accoutrements of, 1683.
vote of censure on the conduct of the Minister, 1317.
tion bills, 1440.
millal of Ministers, 1396.
dismislil of Ministers, 1402.
yole of cenfiire on the conduct of the Minister, 1317. Of the motion of Mr.
of Ministers, 1951.
their reliet pilled, 1688.
fcribers to the loyalty loan, 1956.
1399 to i}lI. Negatived, ib. In the House of Lords, 1935 to 1553.
tion of the Save trade, 1349.
port of the motion of Mr. Whitbread for a vote of censure on the conduct
1349. For withdrawing the troops from the island of St. Domingo, 1391.
for the abolition of the slave trade, 1346. To the motion of Mr. Alderman
Combe for the dismiffal of Ministers, 1408.
trealou and sedition bills, 1431.
cellor, and confirmed, together with his election as representative peer of