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The most interesting SPEECHES and MOTIONS ; accurate
Copies of the most remarkable LETTERs and PAPERS;
laid before and offered to the HOUSE;
VOLUME THE FIFTEEN TH.
Substance of the Speeches in the
358 The House in a Committee on a
Bill to enable Soldiers and Sai.
266 Debates on the opening of the Budget,
272 Substance of the Speeches on Mr.
T. Dundas's Motion to inquire
Debates on reading the Bill for re.
gulating the Poft between Great
Britain and Ireland,
Report of the Committee of
312 The House in a Committee on the
Report of the Court of Directors
of the East-India Company, 3 2 2 Debates on the Second Reading of
the Smuggling Bill,
May 18. The Commons assembled agreeable to the return of the writs, and a number of members being sworn by the Lord Steward, they attended His Majesty at the bar of the House of Peers, where the Lord Chancellor addressed the Clerk in the usual terms *- That His Majesty deferred declaring the causes of calling this Parliament until there fhould be a Speaker of the House of Commons --- and therefore directing them to chufe a fit person to be their Speaker, and present such person the next day.
The members being returned to their own House, and the pleasure of His Majesty being signified by Mr. Hatfell,
The Marquis of Graham moved “ Íhat the right ho- Marquis of nourable Charles-Wolfran Cornwall be called to the chair." Gratin. This was feconded by Sir George Howard.
Mr. Fox highly approved of the motion for re-feating the Mr. Fox. late Speaker. He role only for the purpose of taking notice
* For the detail of the business of electing a Speaker, vide this work, vol. I. for the year 1780.