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The most interesting SPEECHES and MOTIONS ; accurate

Copies of the most remarkable LETTERs and PAPERS;
of the most material EVIDENCE, PETITIONS, &c.

laid before and offered to the HOUSE;

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LONDON:
Printed for J. DEBRETT, opposite BURLINGTON HOUSE,

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HE Marquis of Graham's Mo. intended Motion for a more equal

tion for re-calling Mr. Cornwall Representation,

to the Chair,

The House in a Committee of Sup-

Return of the High Bailiff for the ply,

145

City of Westminster,

2 Debates on the Report of the said

King's Speech at the opening of the Committee,

149

Session,

3 Mr. Burke's Motion on the King's

Debates on the Return made by the Speech,

191

High Lailiff of Westminster, 5 Debates on a Motion made by Mr.

Debates on a Motion for addressing Francis for Papers relative to the

the King on his Speech,

25

Peace in India,

175

Mr. Fox's Petition relative to the Debates on the Exportation of

Westminster Election,

40

Rabbit's Wool,

180

The King's Answer to the Address Farther Debates on the Subject of

of the Commons,

49 parliamentary Reform,

182

The House in a Committee of Sup The House in a Committee of

ply,

Supply,

214

Debates on the American-Trade Debates on Mr. Alderman Newn.

Bill,

56 ham's Motion for a Repeal of the

Mr. Fox presents a Petition from Receipt Tax,

certain Electors of Westminster, 58 Substance of the Speeches on Mr.

Debates on the Report of the East Chancellor Pitt's Plan for lower-

India Company,

ing the Duties on Teas, 224

Debates on Mr. Sawbridge's Motion The House in a Committee on the

for a Reform in the Representa-

Report from the Committee on

tion,

65 Smuggling,

Farther Debates on the Westminster Debates on Mr. Chancellor Pitt's

Election,

69

Motion to allow the East-India

Debates relative to Mr. Sawbridge's

Company to make a Dividend, 248

Substance

59

311

Substance of the Speeches in the
Committee of Supply,

358 The House in a Committee on a

Bill to enable Soldiers and Sai.
lors to exercise Trades in Corpo-
rate Towns,

266 Debates on the opening of the Budget,

272 Substance of the Speeches on Mr.

T. Dundas's Motion to inquire
into the Distress of the Inhabi.
tants of Shetland,

309

Debates on reading the Bill for re.

gulating the Poft between Great

Britain and Ireland,
Substance of the Speeches on the

Report of the Committee of
Ways and Means,

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,

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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.

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