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natural feelings, re-stated his Father's Catholicks were a sect in religion whose claims.
professions were calculated to demonize Messrs. Bankes, Lamb, Perceval, and
mankind. It was the natural rigbt, it Sir J. Anstruther, spoke against the mo
was the desire too of every Irishman to tion. Messrs. Tierney, Č. W. Wynne, be governed by the same law as their and Ponsonby, in its support. On a
Protestant brethren. The law of disquadivision, the numbers were, Ayes 68, Jification unhinged the country, and Noes 160.
made a painful distinction among the HOUSE OF LORDS, May 31.
people. It was a law of civil despoliation; The Royal Assent was given by Com- and he was assured that the country, mission to the Newfoundland Courts, from the unwillingness which she had Qnarantine. Officers, Linen Additional evinced, would not long be governed by Dutics, Isle of Man Customs, Timber such policy. Was it sound political pruDuties, Sugar Distillers, Irish Wines dence to with-hold their rights when Prizage, Twelve Millions' Loan, and the they had proved how much they deserved two Exchequer-Bills' Bills.
them, by most faithful allegiance and
by acts of signal service. In every goIn the Commons, the same day, a
vernment there were general rulers, and Niessage from the Prince Regent was de no power nor principle had ever shewed livered on the subject of the Supplies, itself wbich could hold the mind in fetwbich was ordered to be referred to the ters, even in political opinions; and how Committee of Supply; and the Chancellor daring must those laws be, which, venof the Exchequer said that he should pro- turing to impose themselves religious pose a Vote of Credit, founded on the opinion, laid restrictions on the Supreme above Viessage, and at the same time Deity. He concluded by moving, that move the appropriation of the Surplus of the Petition should be referred to a Comthe Consolidated Fund, and for leave to ' mittee of the whole House. bring in a Bill respecting a Lottery.
Sir J. C. Hippisley, in a speech of Mr. Grattan, on introducing the Ca some length, seconded the notion. tholic Question, moved, “ that the Vote Mr, Herbert and General Mathew spoke of Thanks lately passed by the House to on the same side. Lord Wellington and Gen. Graham, and Dr. Duigenan read the oaths taken the Officers and men under their com- by the Catholic Bishops and Priests, and mand, for their distinguished services in some extracts from the decrees of their Portugal, and on the heights of Barrosa, Councils. It was singular that the au. be read.”
thors of those should complain of intoleOn the Resolutions being read by the rance, when themselves were more into.
lerant than any other religious sect : Mr. Grattan moved the reading of whatever. The Catholicks, though their these votes of thanks along with the Pe- grievances were less than ever, came tition, purposely that the House might forward with equally loud complaints of see testimony borne to the capacity of evils endured, and claimed what at forthose petitioners, and know from the mer periods they would not have prerecords of military exploit, that the Ca- sumed to solicit. They now demanded tholics were petitioning for rights, which nothing less than a subversion of the they were fully deserving by their services Constitution of the country, from the 1st to their country. It was of material of Elizabeth down to the present day. The pronient to show to the Nation argu- Roman Catholicks in Ireland, though snents which pleaded so powerfully in fa more numerous than the Protestants, vour of the Catholic Religion. The oath were not so numerous as they were said of qualification was a penal law of the to be. The whole of the population of very worst kind, being disguised or en Ireland did not exceed 3,500,000 souls, veloped in an oath, where religion was This he asserted on authority, and not made a crime, and perjury a qualifica- from boasting or bravado. Of that num; tion. They were trying the bulk of the ber, he would aver, there were 1,500,000 people of lreland, on the slender testi- Protestants : so there could remain na mony against their capacity to exercise more than two millions of Catholics. any function fitting to save their coun Of these, a great number contributed try. Who could harbour such extrava little or nothing to the revenue. Out of gance of testimony which was militating 50 proprietors of land, 49 were Protesagainst the very truth of the Christian tants; so that, from the taxation of pro. religion, denominating that immense perty, the Protestants, it was obvious, body of the Christians called ('atholicks, were obliged to pay that of which the by the name of idolaters; that was, at Catholicks boasted as paid by them. Then, one sweep of expression, saying, that the as to what had been said of their conduct Messiab had come in vain, and that the in the Army, he would observe, that
though he believed the Catholick did his ly so as coming from the very men who duty, and behaved as well as any other perpetually talkol of power as only a man could do, yet still he was not enti: trust for the people. If there was any tled to such extravagant applause as had fpar that any body of men would use been lavished on him, seeing be engaged their power improperly, it ought not in the service not merely for the glory to be put into their hands. This or benefit of the country, but for the single proposition made the claim of pay which he received. The Officers in right to power absurd. He had never the Army and Militia were, by far the put the question on the loyalty and greater part of the Protestant persuasion. courage of the Catholick, but simply The statements made in opposition to on the probable abuse or use of the power the facts he had advanced, were made which he would have over the Establishwith a view to bully that House into ment. He gave the highest praise to compliance with the wishes of the Peti- the bravery of the Irish soidiers and tioners. The Right Hon. Gentleman sailors : but those merits had an inferior then took a view of the statements made connexion with the question. The lantby Drs. Troy and Milner with respect guage of the Hon. Gent. (Mr. G.) who to the oath taken by Catholicks. These considered tithes as an oppression, and were mostly regarded by the former as against the Canon of the Almighty. being altogether (with the exception of shewed the spirit of the motion, and of the Oath of Supremacy) an absolute nul- the Catholicks. Would not this be prelity; and hy the latter, as being obliga- liininary to the abolition of Tithes and tory only when it was found expedient of the Establishment. Those Gentlemen to observe them. He did not deny that who had spoken so much of the Irisha there were many Catholics who would were not infallible, Dr. Milner had think themselves fairly bound by them; been the god of their idolatry. He soon but he contended that there were many became quite the contrary. The sanie who thought that they might be neg- thing happened in their declarations on Jected without any criminality to the the Veto. The Irish now would allow party by whom they were slighted. With it, and now they would not. All this what grace could they ask for new favours ought to generate some distrust in their from Parliament, when the papers pre- knowledge. He loved Christian tolerasented to it, far from being Petitions, tion, not the toleration of Philosophy. were in fact Manifestoes? The insolence The French tolerating Philosophers were which pervaded them was so great, that atrocious persecutors, and they overthey ought to be rejected on that ac turned all establishments. He thought count; and it was moreover known, that that the more any great sects were they had not been voted by assemblies brought to an equality of honours, the of the principal Catholic Gentlemen in nearer they were to a struggle. They Ireland, but by men of a very middling ought to have subordination, to have class. [Here the Right Hon. Gentleman peace. It was not to be supposed that gave a ludicrous description of the per- the Catholic Petition was more agreeable sons who were active in causing them to to the Nation, because the publie voice be voted.] He read several passages from was less loud against it than formerly. the speeches made on the occasion, The reason was, the public fear war which, he observed, were put in the « less active. When, at a lata period, newspapers by the parties themselves, dangerous measures were urved by the who had been in the habit of meeting for Legislature, the cry of the Natio: ruse that purpose once or twice a week. They against then. The origin of that cry were not the petitions nor the sentiments was imputed to artifice; but the cry of the respectable Roman Catholicks by exhibited the feeling which would be any means, and he should therefore vote roused again the first moment that the against the motion.
danger seemed probable. He must vote Lord Jocelyn, Mr. Bankes, and Mr. against the motion. C. Adams, spoke also against the motion ;. Mr Whitbread thought the speech of and Messrs. Tighe, Ponsonby, and w. the Right Hon. Gentleinan one of the Smith, in support of it.
most inflammatory things he had ever The Chancellor of the Exchequer heard. It had false feelings, false prin regretted the nature of the discussion, ciples, and false arguments. After mucha and should only state briefly some rea eloquent appeal to the feelings of the sons which would influence bis vote. House, Mr. Whitbread proceeded to speak He now heard, after a long interval, of the merits of the Irish. They were the claim of right revived. He would signally brave and patient; they had allow the fullest claims of Toleration, rendered great services to the country : but the idea of a claim to political and it was madness and folly to deprive power was palpably absurd, and eminent- ourselves of those services for any dif
ference of religious belief. The Hon. Gen House of LORDS, June 5. tleman concluded a very animated speech
E. T. Farren and N. Hickes, for preby observing, that he sincerely boped the varicating in the evidence given on the trumpet sounded by the Right Hon. Berkeley Peerage claim, were committed Gentleman (Mr. Perceval) this night to Newgate. would not be attended to by the people, On the motion of the Earl of Liverpool, and that no other infernal cry could be the Thanks of the House were voted unraised with any hope of success in this animously to Sir W. Beresford, his Officountry.
cers, and Army, and likewise to the Spaa The House divided - Ayes for Mr. nish and Portuguese Commanders, for Grattan's motion 83, Noes 146.. - Ma- their services and gallant behaviour at jority against the Catholicks, 63.
In the Commons, the same day, the Mr. M. A. Taylor moved the appoint Chancellor of the Exchequer, after an ment of a Committee to investigate the appropriate speech, moved a Vote of causes of delay in the Court of Chancery. Thanks to Gen. Sir W, Beresford, the The Hon. Gentleman disapproved of the Officers, and Troops under his command, Lords' Report, which he thought jejune for their services at Albuera; also to and ill drawn up, as also the appoint- Gen. Cole and the Portuguese Army unment of an additional Judge. He strong- der bim; and to the Spanish Army act- ly recommended the House going into a ing under Gen. Blake. The above vere Committee, in order that it might judge voted unanimously; as was an Address for itself. Messrs: Perceval and IVilson to the Prince Regent for a Monument to opposed the motion; which was support- be erected to the memory of Major-Gen. ed by Sir S. Romilly, Messrs. Ponsonby Hoghton. and Adam. On a division, the numbers In a Committee of Supply, a Resolubeing equal (36), the Speaker gave his tion for two millions by loans on Exchecasting vote for the motion, and a Con quer Bills was passed. mittee was subsequently appointed.
Mr. Whitbread's motion, for a ComA vote of Credit for three Millions was mittee on Thursday next, on the State after some opposition froma Messrs. Whit of the Nation, to provide against any bread and Baring, granted for the pre- future suspension of the Royal authority, sent year.
was opposed by Messrs. Perceval, 'Can
ning, and Bathurst; and finally negaJune 4,
tived by 94 10 22. Lord Cochrane stated some gross abuses in the Vice-Admiralty Court in India HOUSE OF LORDS, June 10. and at Malta on the subject of charges ; The Royal Assent was notified by Comand moved for a variety of papers, which mission to the Spirit Wash Duty, Irish were ordered,
Tobacco Duties, Chocolate, Printers, Lord Milton, after a lengthened speech East India Bonds, Irish Hat Duty Repeal, on the subject of the Duke of York's Mary-le-bone Church, Nicholas Bay Re-appointment, moved “ That after a Harbour, Canterbury Canal, and several deliberate consideration of the recent private Bills, in all 38. circumstances under which the Duke of York had retired from the command of HOUSE OF COMMONS, June 11. the Army in March 1809, it appeared to A Petition from the County of Kent that House to be highly improper and on the subject of Parliamentary Reform indecorous in Ministers to recommend was presented by Mr. Whitbread, who to the Prince Regent to re-appoint him moved that it do lie on the table;expressto the office of Commander-in-Chief.” ing at the same time his belief that
The Chancellor of the Exchequer took there was no chance of salvation to the all the responsibility of having advised political interests of the country, exthe appointment upon himself and his cept through a reform in Parliament. colleagues. Messrs. Elliott, Gooch, B. Sir E. Knatchbull admitted that the Bathurst, C. Adams, Lambe, Sec. Ryder, meeting was numerous and respectable, Ponsonby, Barham, Sir 0. Mosley, Ad though he did not know that it was miral Hervey, and Gen. Tarleton, spoke legal, and he did not conceive that it against the motion, and highly in praise spoke the sense of the majority of the of the Duke, whose appointment was Freeholders of the County. bailed by the acclamations of the Army. Mr. Brand said, from the lateness of
Lord Althorpe, Sir F Burdett, and the Session, he should defer making his Mr. Whitbread, supported the motionmotion on the subject of Parliamentary which was finally negatived by 296 to 47. Reform till the next.
The Marquis of Tavistock believed that he thought it impossible to devise such a what dissatisfaction existed in the minds plan; though any one which clearly met of the people, was to be attributed to want the evil should have his support. of Parliamentary Reform: he should early Mr. Tighe believed that, in a true in the next Session moved for leave to system of politics, ro grievance ever bring in a Bill to prevent the enormous existed for which a remedy was not to be expences of contested elections; and if found. he should succeed in this object, he Dr. Duigenan said, the Clergy only got should then move for a repeal of the according to the goodness of the crops ; Septennial Act.
and quoted the declaration of O'Connor Mr. Parnell then made his motion for and Emmett, that the peasants would ameliorating the system of Tithes in not be relieved by the abolition of Tithes. Ireland, and concluded by moving that Gen. Matheu, proposed that the Clergy early in the next session a Committee of should be paid from the Treasury by the whole House be appointed to inquire the sale of clerical lands; and if any into the subject.
additional sum were required, it might Mr. Wellesley Pole said that this was be raised by an acreable tax on the lands a subject very dear to him: he had de over which there was at present a right clared to Mr. Perceval when he came of Tithe. into office, that ae should bring forward Sir J. Newport, Messrs. Abercrombie, a plan on the subject, if possible. After W. Smith, Bankes, P. Moore, and Parthe utmost attention, and consulting nell, shortly spoke ; after which the many eminent Statesınen and Lawyers, motion was negatived by 54 to 29.
INTERESTING INTELLIGENCE FROM THE LONDON GAZETTES.
Admiralty-office, June 1. A Letter To prevent any annoyance whilst the transritted by Sir C. Cotton from Capt. prizes were bringing out, Lieut. DickinWhitby, dated Cerberus, at Sea, 4th son landed the marines under Lieut. February, states the capture of four ves Mears of that corps embarked in the Ac. sels, at anckor under Vestiehe (Adriatic), tive, and a division of small-arm men by the barges of that ship and the Active, under Mr. James Rennie, Master's-mate commanded by Lieut. Haye, who cut of this ship, taking a strong position on them out under a heavy fire of musketry, the hills, and planting the British Flag and with only one man wounded.--Ano at the very gates of the town, whilst the ther Letter from the same gives the fol- launches, under Lieuts. Haye and Camplowing account of a gallant and success stor, with the barge of the Active, unful enterprize off the Italian coast: der Mr. James Gibson, Master's-mate of
Cerberus, Feb. 13. that ship, were employed in covering Sir, Having eona pleted the water of his them with the carronades. This judici. Majesty's ships under any command, at ous and advantageous movement was of Lissa, on the 9th inst. I proceeded to the greatest service to those employed reconnoitre the coast of Italy with this at the sea-side, as it kept the soldiers and ship and Active, in hopes of intercepting inhabitants, who had collected in great vessels which were reported to have force, in eleck, and allowed the work sailed from Alcona for Corfu, and taken which had been so ably undertaken to be shelter in various harbours along the most fully completed, as in addition to coast, during the Southerly winds just the convoy consisting of ten sail (under set in. On the morning of the 12th inst. the vessel armed with six guns which we discovered several vessois lying under was found in the harbour laden with the town of Ortano, and as the wind was grain, oil, &c.) two large magazines, light, the boats of both ships were dis- filled with all sorts of naval and military patched, under the orders of Lieut. stores destined for the garrison of Corfu, Diekinson (First of the Cerberus), to (and which it is said they stand in much bring them out if practicable. On the need of) were most completely destroyed near approach of the boats to the vessels, hy fire; and I feel convinced the Enemy a fire of great guns and small arms was will suffer most severely by this capture instantly opened from an armed trabacolo as they must have been some time in mak(which was not till then observed), and ing so large a collection. As I believe soldiers posted on the beach and hills you are unacquainted with the situation commanding the bay; our boats formed of Ortano, I must beg leave to state it, in close order, gave three hearty cheers, and you will then be able to form your and in a few minutes cleared all before own opinion of the difficulties that exist. them, the men from the vessels and the ed, and to which our men and boats troops on shore running in all directions. were necessarily exposed. The harbour GENT. MAG. Suppl. LXXXI. Part I.
is formed by a large pier running out Liverpool, addressed to his Lordship by into the sea, and connected with a range Lieut.-gen. Viscount Wellington, dated of hills leading to the town, which stands Elvas, May 22. on the top of the highest, completely On the night of the 15th inst. I receive commanding the vessels in the bay and cd from Marshal. Sir W. Beresford letthe road up to it, so that the inarines, to ters of the 12th and 13th inst. which regain the strong post they had, and to ported Marshal Soult had broken up from prevent being exposed to the severe fire Seville about the 10th, and had advanced of musketry, were obliged to climb, up towards Estremadura, notwithstanding the rocks by their hands, with a prospect the reports which had been previously reof falling down a precipice every step ceived that he was busily occupied in they took. Having detailed to you, Sir, strengthening Seville, and the approaches the particulars of this service, I have to that city, by works; and that all his much pleasure in adding that our loss measures indicated an intention to rehas been only Four wounded; and when main on the defensive in Andalusia.it is considered that they were exposed to therefore set out on the following mora teazing fire from the bushes and houses, ning from Villa Formosa, and having from ten in the morning till three in the received fartherinformation of the 14th, afternoon, it will, I trust, be thought from Sir W. Beresford, of the Enemy's trifling in comparison with the annoy- movements, I hastened my progress, and ance the Enemy have received by the cap arrived here on the 19th, and found ture and destruction of their inagazines that Sir W. Beresford had raised the and vessels. I cannot speak too highly siege of Badajos, without the loss of of the gallant conduct of Lieut. Dickin. ordnance or stores of any description; son on this occasion; the style in which he and collected the troops under his comboarded the trabacolo, armed with six mand, and had formed a junction with guns, and full of men, with the gig of Gens. Castanos and Blake at Albuera, in this ship, supported by the barge under the course of the 15th inst. He was atMr. Rennie (of whom he speaks in the tacked there on the 16th by the French highest terms of praise), forms only a arıny under the command of Marsbal small part of his merit; his arrangements Soult; and after a most severe engagebeing so well made and so promptly exe- nient, in which all the troops couducted cuted by those under him, were such as themselves in the most gallant manner, to have ensured the most complete suc Sir W. Beresford gained the victory. cess, could it have been possible for the The Enemy retired in the night of the Enemy to have collected any additional 17th, leaving between 900 and 1000 regular force, with that already opposed wounded on the ground.--Sir W. Beresto them. No language I can make use of ford sent the allied cavalry after them;, is strong enough to express the zeal and and on the 19th, in the morning, re-in-' conduct of every person concerned.- vested Badajos.-) enclose reports of Sir feel particularly indebted to Capt. Gor. W. Beresford, of the 16th and 18th inst. , don for the judicious manner his ship was on the operations of the siege to the inoplaced, by which means he prevented ment of raising it, and on the battle at any body of the Enemy from forming in Albuera; and I beg to draw your Lordthe rear of our men, and the prompti- ship's attention to the ability, the firmtude and zealous co-operation I have ness, and the gallantry manifested by constantly experienced from him since we Marshal Sir W. Beresford throughout the have been serving together.-Inclosed is transactions on which he has written. ! a list of the vessels captured and de- will add nothing to what he has said of stroyed.
H. WHȚBy, Capt. the conduct of all the officers and troops, To Geo. Eyre, esq. Capt. of the Magni- excepting to express my admiration of it,
ficent, Senior Officer off' Corfu. and my cordial concurrence in the favour[Here follows a list of 10 Venetian vessels able reports by Sir W. Beresford of the captured, laden with corn, oil, hemp, &c.] good conduct of all.-All has remained
quiet in Castile since I quitted that part June 2. About five this afternoon, of the country. The battalions of the Major Arbuthnot reached town, with the 9th corps, belonging to regiments servOficial Details of the gallant battle of ing in the Corps d'Armée in Andalusia, Albuera. The Park and" Tower. gups had marched from Salamanca on or about were fired late the same evening, and the 15th, and went towards Avila, and the next day an Extraordinary Gazette were to come by Madrid.I send this was published, which is here subjoined; dispatch by Major (Lieut-colonel) Ar
LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY. buthnot, the Secretary of Marshal Sir
Douning-street, June 2. Dispatches, W. Beresford, who was present in of which the following are Extracts, have the battle of Albuera, and can give been this day received by the Earl of your Lordship any farther information