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Jed to that fate which justified the pain. together with the additionat sum of ful facrifices which his Majelty's Mini- 200,000l. per annum, as well as one per fters bad been induced to make.” cent. on the capital to be provided top,
Ms. Grey thought the terms of the in the present year, and of any other fums, peace were such as, under all the circum. which would, by virtue of the said Ads, Aances, should be accepted.
become applicable to the discharge of Mr. W. Sinith, Mr. Hobhouse, and such capital. Mr. Bouverie, were willing to vote for
2d, That the additional sum of 200,0001, the peace, but objected to the terms of be granted to his Majesty froni and after: the amendment.
the 5th of January 1803, to be velted in The question was then put on Mr. the Commissioners appointed under the Windham's motion for an Addreis faid Ast of the 26th of the reign of his Ayes, 20; Noes, 276.
prefent Majelty. Mr. Sheridan's anend,nent, and an 3d, That it is expedient to provide. other proposed by Mr. Beuverie, were that the amount of the annual sums applithen put, and negatived; and the amend cable, under the AA 26th and 320 of ed Address of Lord Hawkesbury put and the King, to the reduction of the nacarried.
tional debt, as the faid sums stood on 1st MONDAY, MAY 17.
July 1802, should be consolidated into The Poft Office Bill was read a third one linking fund, with the additional lum time, and passed.
of 200,000l. per annum, and be conti. The Polt Horse Farming Bill was read nually applied at compound intercít, to a third cime, and passed.
the redemption of the whole of the exist, THE SINKING FUND.
ing capital of the national debe, including The House relolved into a Committee the capital to arile from the loan of the to consider of the two Sinking Funds.
present year. The Chancellor of the Exchequer un 4th, That any sum which may arise derstood that the Gentlemen who meant to from annuities which may expire, og discuss this subjea intended to postpone, from Savings of intereft on annuities their observations until the. Bill mould which may be reduced, shall be applie be brought in. He therefore thought it cable to the public lervice, in such mang unnecessary to take up any of the time of ner as Parliament Mall direct. the House at pretent. He had already
Atrer some converlation between Mr. ftated, that the relolutions were calcua Tierney, Mr. Pitt, Mr. Vanfittart, &c. lated to give an effe&t to a measure which the Resolutions were agreed to, and the had already seceived the approbation of Report of the Committee ordered to be the House. If ile House could permit received to-morrow. him to bring in the Bill, he should move
TUESDAY, MAY 18. that it be entitled, A Bill to amend and The Maxine Mutiny Bill was read a Tender more effectual the two A&ts rela- third time, and pafled. tive to the Sioking Funds. In the mean
The Houle in a Committee on the Bill time he would move the following Relorelating to Auctions, lutions :
Mr. Vanuitart proposed resolutions to ift, That the amount of the annual the following purpori : That it is
expefums applicable, under the Ads 26th dien to exempt goods imported, and in. and jad of the King, to the reduction of tended for sale by public auction, from the national debt, as the faid lums (tood the duties, it such goods are intended to on the ill July 1802, it consolidated into be exported; asto to exempt goods which one linking fund, with the additional lum may be bought in by the perions purting of 200,000l. per annum, and continually then up for tale : and allo a Resolution applied at compound interest, but without for exempting loap and starch imported the addition of any sums arising from an.
and used in woollen ard other manutato. puities which may expire, and from sav. sies from the duties. The Resolutions ings of interest on annuities which may were agreed to, and the Report ordered be reduced, would redeem the whole of to be received co-morrow the existing capital of the national debe, The House went through a Commit. including the capital to arise from the tee on the Cotton Apprentice Bill. Pre Joan of the present year, within forty-five vious to the Speaker leaving the Chair, years from the present time, and in a Lord Beigrave made fome objections to jorter period than the whole of the said the Houfe going into the Convnittee, as capital would be redeemed by the separate be withed the provitions of the Bill to be Application of the laid lumus respectively, extended.
In the Committee, Sir R. Peele urged'
THE NAVY, the arguments which he had used on ihe The House resolved into a Committee occasion of bringing in the Bill in fup- of Supply, in which the following lums port of his measure.
were voted, viz. Mr. Shaw Le Fevre suggelled the pro 70,2011. for the Ordinaries of the Navy, priety of deferring the further confidera- for one lunar month, from the 21st of tion, in order to give an opportunity to May. amend the Bill, so as to make it palatable 71,8781. for the Extraordinaries. to all parties.
109,000l. for the Transport Service, The clauses were then agreed to. and maintaining Prisoners of War. WEDNESDAY, MAY 19.
3000l. for Sick Prisoners of War. The House in a Committee directed
THURSDAY, MAY 20. the Chairman to move for leave to bring The English Militia Bill was read a in a Bill to permit Persons to fill in the third time, and ordered to the Lords. Pacific Ocean, without a Licence from Leave was given to bring in a Bill to the Eait India Company, &c.
oblige Aliens to give in their names to CORONER'S BILL.
the proper officer where they landed, to Mr. C. Dundas moved, that it be an Itate the object which they had in view, initru&tion to the Committee on the and to give in the place of their residence Coroner's Bill to make provision for to the Magiftrates, that the same might fixing the rehdence of Coroners. This be returned to Government. motion occasioned fome cor:verfation, but The House having resolved itself into a it was ultimately withdrawn.
Committee on the Bill for regulating the · The House then went into the Como Trials of Controverted Elečtions, Mr. mittee.
Banks proposed an amendment, for the Admiral Berkeley was very willing to purpose of abrogating the appointment agree to the allowance of ninepence a of nominees, which, he observed, was an thile additional to the Coroners, provided odious office, and one which rendered it it was given at the option, and under the difficult for the nominee to steer an even direction of the Magistrates at the quar. courte between friendship for the indivi. ter sessions. This measure seemed to him dual and public justice. to have the effe & of farctioning the charge. A very long conversation from thence of 1s.6d. a mile, made by inn keepers for ensued, in which the Chancellor of the pofting, which, since the fall of hay and Exchequer, Mr. Wilberforce, Mr. Harri. sals, was certainly far too much.
fon, Mr. Bragge, Mr. Simeon, Mr. Lee, Mr. Wigly faid, that the whole allow. and Sir James Sinclair, expressed their ance to the Coroners after this addition' fentiments for and againit the clause ; at would only be is. 6d. a niile for the jour. length the Houle adjourned without comney, both going and returning. It might, ing to any decition, as there were not therefore, be considered as gd, the mile torty Members present. only.
FRIDAY, MAY 21. The Committee divided on this and
LORDS' ACT. other ciaules, in contequence of which Mr. Wynne moved the Order of the Atrangers were, for a conliderable time, Day, that the Houle Mould resolve itself excluded. The result was, the Bill was into a Committee for the further confiordered to be re committed.
deration of the Bill for amending the
Lords' A&. The Report of the Committee on the Mr. Nicholl argued against the comAuction Duty AA was brought up, and mitment of the Bill on the principle. taken into consideration.
He was glad that the Gentleman had Mr. Dent thought that something omitted the exemption of property of Mould be done to prevent the fraudulent Members of Parliament from the opera. practices of persons who set up tham tion of the Bill, for it would be an odious auctions, and recommended the impoting privilege, and disgraceful to Parliament if a higher duty for that purpose. it palled. He concluded with moving,
Mr. Vanfittart admitted that the pro- by way of amendment, that instead of polition was worthy of confideration, and being iaken into consideration now, the might be made the subject of another Bill be taken into confideration this day Bill.
three months. The Report was then agreed to, and a Mr. Burton wished the Hon. Gentle: Bill conformable to the Resolution or man (Mr. Wynne) to adopt a middle dered to be brought in,
course, which would be likely to unite all
opinions in favour of the Bill. He wifhied tal men, to the great danger of the inha. the House to go into the Committee, and bitants of that place ; after being baited to adopt those clauses which must, he was some time it gor loose, but was fecured, fure, be deemed ubexceptionable, and to and again faltened with ropes, and his reserve the parts that were objected to hoofs cut off, " Good God !" said the till another lession ; -now it could be ob. Hon. Baronet, "what an age we live in, tained only at the allizes. Another when a poor dumb animal, given by the clause would go to- remove what was à Almighty for the support and fuccour of ground of very severe complaint against man, and to whom he ought to be tender the Lords’ A&. At present, if a debtor and careful, is tortured by those who are was brought up in order to assign his worse than savages.” He then read an lands, and refused to atsign, he was liable abftract from a Lancashire paper, to the to transportation. He would now pro. fame effect, in which a poor man was pose, that in such a case the Officer of the gored to death, and left a wife and large Court should make the assignment. The family totally destitute. The Hon. Bart. third clause would be to remedy a defi- read several other extracts, and quoted ciency in the form of the assignment by Sir Matthew Hale's sentiments on mercy, schedule ; at present the creditor assigned and observed that it was worth the attenonly what was comprised in the schedule, tion of persons to regard the saying of and the creditor could not take the benefit the wiselt man whom Providence had Tufn of those omitted.
fered to live-he meant King Solomon. Mr. Harrison said, he abominated the That wile man had said, “The merci. Bill as containing ralh and inconliderate ful man Theweth mercy to his bealt, but clauses.
the mercy of the wicked man is cruelty." Mr. Wig!s was proceeding to state This sentiment had never been called in some objections, when the Speaker in- question in this country, whatever it terfered.
might have been in a neighbouring naThe report was then taken into consi- tion. deration, and the Bill ordered to be re Mr. Windham blamed the habit which committed on Tuelday next.
had lately very much grown up, of makMONDAY, MAY 24.
ing trifies the objects of legislative pro. The Auction Exemption Duty Bill ceedings. The Hon. Baronet had ta ked was read a firit time,
of furious dogs, mad bulls, saw flesh, BULL-BAITING AND BULL-RUNNING. and fractured bones. This was a way
The order of the day for the second of seizing the House by surprise, and reading of the Bill for abollming the prac. getting the Bill carried by acclamation. tice of Bull-baiting and Bull-running be. Let the Hon. Gentleman, however, put ing read,
other cruelties under a glass of an equal Mr. Dent observed, that he should re. magnifying power, and if their horror serve himself to reply to the arguinents did not ceale, they would at least find which might be urged againit the Bill. that those other cruelties did not bear an
Sir Richard Hill role in order to give inferior proportion to this, of which they his decided fupport to the meafure, and complained. What did the House think which he trusted would meet the unani. gof horse racing and hunting ? Had they mous approbation of the , House, who no feeling for the animals which were were called upon to be the advocates of the objects of these amulements ? Was two beings who were denied the use of there nothing like cruelty in experimenis speech, and contequently could not speak ot anatomilts on living animals? There for the mlelves. The Bill went to abo had been many attempts to reform the lith a practice which the common lenfe, British Constitution, and now, the way the digoity, the decorum, and the piety, was to reform the manners of the people. of the Houle, would concur in condemn The progress of methodilm had already ing. He could itate a tew facts, with a great effect in altering the English chastipect to this heathenith amutement, racter. The Methodists generally fucwhich would tend to let it in its true ceed beft in making converts among the light. The Hon. Baronet then read an labouring poor. Their tools are hard, extraet trom the Bury paper, which and they work well upon a rough foil. lated, that a bull, which in the morning The Jacobins and the Methodilts were was tame and gentle, had been faltened to both at work at the lame time, and in the a ring, and gored till it became furious ; same way, to clear and prepare this foil, it was then baised by dogs and more brué and to render it fruitful for their pur
pokes VOL. XLII. JULY 1802.
poles in due time. The Jacobin says, hound, or the quick eye of the hawk. & Let the labourer read," O, yes," Gentlemen were often fond of shooting, says the Methodist, " by all means let and he supposed there was no cruelty in him read ; he may read your Republican that sport. None but persons of the most Papers first, if he will consent to look delicate feasibility practised that mode of into my Religions Tracts afterwards." killing animals. 'Bull baiting was once Or the Jacobin will very willingly return the amusement of the great, and fair the compliment, and say, “ Poor fellow, ladies used to witness the spectacle. Now, let him read your pious Atories first, he however, it had descended to the lower will listen to my political declamations orders, and was therefore a very bad by-and bye." The House was well ac thing. An Hon. Member bad 'thewn quainted with the ferocity of the Jaco. himself extremely aétive. in remedying bins ; but he was pretty confident no dittant abuses, while he neglected thote bull-baiters, cock-fighters, or cudgel- which were near him. Like the butcher players, were to be found in the Corre. Seeking his knife while it was between ipinding Society. They call out against bis teeth, he roamed about in queft of all sports of this kind ; not on account of reforms; he fell upon the Stafford thirt their barbarity, but because they do not bull. baiters, but paid no attention to all tend to produce in the country that kind the horse-racing of Yorkhire. If the of character they want. (Here Mr. prefent Bill Thould pass, he would move Windham read some passages of the for leave to bring in one to do away Introduction to Bloomfield's Farmer's hunting, Ahooting, and all the cruel amusé. Boy, a poem, as he observed, of great ments of the higher orders. merit, written by a journeyman fhoe Mr. Courtney felt himself compelled to maker.] The Editor of this poem, Mr. disagree with his Hon. Friend, who fpi ke Capel Loft, had written the introduction, Jaft, in one thing. He could not, like and what he there fated proved that the him, regard this as a subject too trilling change of character among the lower for difcuffion. Certainly if every amiaorders, to which he had before 'alluded, ble virtue of the people, if all thofe noble had already made considerable progress. feelings which were the support of the This young shoemaker used to read news Church and the State had their origin papers and other publications to his in bull baiting, the House could not be fellow-workmen, while they continued occupied by the confideration of a more their labour. He next went to a de important question. The Hon. Gencle. bating fociety; and in mentioning this man had clearly shewn, that Jacobinism circumftance the Editor takes occalion to and Methodifin were both leagued to put exprels his regret that debating focieties down bull baising; that reform had been had, from political motives, been put "prevented, and the Constitution preserved down. All this tended to Mew what it by bull haiting; and that the belt foldiers was willied to substitute for the ordinary were found in those quarters where this fperts of the ci-mmon people. He re pra&ice moft prevailed. With all thefe ceived no pleasure from bull baiting, no recommendations to the amutement,could more than he did frem racing, thooting, the House helitate a moment in throwing or hunting. He was inclined to chuck out the Bill. The Hon. Gentleman had every cruelty to brutes, but he never also made it perfectly plain that the bull would pretend on that account that he is pieafed in being baited; but it was to had more humanity than those who were be regretted, that in that notion he had not fond of such sports. He believed that his usual merit of originality. He borif he could enter as eagerly into the spirit rowed his argument from Locke's prinof the contest as others did, he hould ciple of the adociation of ideas. Though run after them allo. Cruelty ve knew the bull was at first in torture, he affrci. was not the object of these sports. They ates pleasurable ideas with the recollee. did not make men cruel. He could no tion of the conteft, and is quite happy on idore give an account of the principle on the fecond baiting. In the fame manner which tome men became enamoured of bears are taught to dance by being placed hunting than that on whiçb others were on bat iron plates, while their instructor attached to bull-haiting. He could only bears a dram or plays upon a fiddle. say, that both found their pleasure in When they have been fufficiently practhere Iports, and he did not see why con- tiled in this amusement, they always get templating the courage of the bull dog up upon hearing the found of a drum, - was not as rasional a fource of amuse without any anittance from the burning niept as admiring the fagacity of the places. Who will say that this is not
jnt such another instance of' affociation. The House resolved into a Committee If this abominable Bill fhould, in spite of on the Controverted Election Bill. all oppofition, pals, he hoped, at least, a Mr. Banks proposed a claufe for preelaufe would be introduced, setting apart venting the appointment of Nominees to fome facred spot in Norfolk or Bucking- the Committee for trying Dilputed Elechamshire for perpetuating a practice to tions. beneficial, and which yourg Itudents Mr. Taylor opposed the bringing up might attend as a lyceum. Bull-haiting of the clause. was anciently a royal (port, and so was The gallery was cleared, but no divi. lion-baiting. James 1. baited a lion fion took place upon the clause. with three bull-dogs in the Tower.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 26. This lion baiting was so much of a
VOLUNTEER CORPS. royal sport, that, perhaps, no King ever The House having resolved itself into a disliked it, except Henry VII.
He Committee on the Volunteer Corps Bill, indeed seemed to congder that there was Mr. Alexander in the Chair, fomething like Jacobinism in the amuse. The Secretary at War then moved the ment, and could not brook that a dirty regulations enabling his Majeity to accept, bull-dog should attack the king of beatts. at discretion, the services of Volunteer There was another very important cir. Corps ; which, after some convertation cumftance which ought not to be over. between the Secretary at War, Mr. Shaw Jooked. These bull-dogs were diftin. Lefevre, Sir Edward Knaichbull; &c. guished by a gruff furly aspect,
expreslive was agreed to, and the report ordered to of the very chara&er of John Bull him. be received to-morrow. felf. What would become of us were The National Debt Redemption Bill the breed to be loft.
was read a first time.
THURSDAY, MAY 27. si Butchers would weep who never weeped Mr. Simeon l'aid, that in consequence of before."
the great pressure of puhlic bulinets, alid He could not withhold his support from a
the advanced period of the Session, he practice which was the chief support of Thould let the order on the further pro. our glorious Conftitution: he mult there ceedings of the Overseers Bill drop till fore oppofe the Bill.
next Scifion. Colonel Grolvenor thought the House
Mr. Canning moved; " That an hum. ought not to interfere in the amusements ble Address be presented to his Majesty, of the common people: the higher orders requesting that he be gracioudly pleased had their Billington, and the lower might not to authorise any new grants or sales be allowed to have their Bull.
in the island of Trinidad, except under Mr. Sheridan repeated a number of in. the reftrigion, that such sales or grants Aances in which the favage barbarity of thould be forteited, if any Nagroes invuld men was displayed in the methods which be imported from Africa to clear or cal: the worrying of bulls was taught and tirate the same. And that it was advite. encouraged in dogs. Amongt others, able not to permit any tale or grant, untit be mentioned the circumfance in which time was given to Parliament to make the mafter set the bitch to pin a bull, such provision as was.cumpa: in le with the and in order to prove its bloed and perci felolutions of the Houle. And that his nacity cut the bitch's head off, together Majelty be gracirully pleased to give with some of the other limbs, and after. direction that no plan or regulation ihall * wards told the puppies at four guineas be adopted by his Majesty's Government, a piece. He asked what sort of feeling for promoting the cultivation of Trini or gratitude did a proceeding of this dad, that was in the lealt likely to inter. kind teach to the young and tender mind? fere with the resolution of the House for He ivas determined to vote in favour of the Abolition of the Slave Trade." the Bill.
The Chancellor of the Exche quer, after The House then divided-Ayes, s! }
fonie obiervations, moved the previous Nos, 64 ; Majority, 13. Consequently queftion, which was put, and carried the Bill was lott.
without a divifion.
FRIDAY, MAY 28.
Mr. Vanfittart brought in a Bill for Mr. Dent gave notice, he should move authoriting Solliers, Seamen, Marinus, for leave to bring in a Bill to amend the certain Officers, and Persons belonging to present Laws relative to Bull-baiting.- the Militia and Fencible Corps, to prac. A loud laugb.)
life Trades in Corporations, &c. without