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1820.) Proceedings in the present Session of Parliament, 71 expressed his regret that the negotiation seat year of about 240,0001. In the last had not led to the wished-for result. With year, comprehending the sums voted for the view of affording time for their cousi the reduction of the Uofunded Debt, the deration, he moved, that the meeting of grants for the repayment of a portion of the Secret Committee be postponed to
the debt to the Bank, in order to prepare Friday next.
for the resumption of Cash Payments, &c. In answer to a question from the Mar. the total amounted to nearly 31,000,0001. quis of Lansdown, his Lordship said, that The reduction which had taken place, or Ministers had no proposition to make on was to take place, in the Unfunded Debt, the subject, but left it entirely to the con was on the whole 9,000,0001. The total of sideration of the House.
the provision for the public expenditure After some observations from Lords for the present year was 29,723,0001. of Grey, Harrowby, Holland, Darnley, Rolle, which, as he had before said, 23,722,0001. Ducie, Erskine, Spencer, Lauderdale, and was for the public service, and the reLiverpool, the titles of the papers were mainder for the reduction of the Unfunded read, and Lord Liverpool's motion for Debt. The Right Honourable Gentleman postponing the Commitike was agreed to. proceeded to enumerate the Ways and
Means of supplying this expenditure. The
Malt and Pensions Duty 3,000,000). The In the Commons, the same day, Lord new Excise Duties 2,500,0001. Last SesCastlereagh presented Copies of ihe pro. sion he had charged 3,000,0001. on these ceedings in the negotiation relative to the Duries. It appeared, however, oo the 5th Queen's affairs, which were ordered to be of April last, when the annual accounts printed; and, to give due time for their were made up, that a considerable portion perusal, he moved that the adjourned of those Duties were still unreceived. He debate on the King's Message respecting proposed, in the present year to charge her Majesty should be further postponed 2,500,0001. on those Duties. The de. to Wednesday.
crease which appeared under the head of Mr. Brougham, in expressing his regret Excise was attributable to the Consolida. at the result of the negotiation, said no tion of the Excise Duties, and not to any blame would be found to attach to her actual diminution of their amount. On Majesty. It was possible, barely possible, the contrary, it appeared, that they were amongst the many other peculiarities of charged on a much larger quantity of arthis distressing case, that the House might ticles of consumption than the average anbe induced to adopt the opinion that no
nual amount. There remained two other blame attached to either party.
items-the Lottery 240,0001. and old NaThe motion was agreed to.
val Stores 270,0001. making the total The House having then gone into a
amount of the ready money revenue of Committee of Ways and Means, the Chan the country about (1,000,0001. To make cellor of the Exchequer proceeded to stare up the sum necessary, he took the loan of the Budget of the year. He begau by 5,000,0001. au issue of Exchequer Bills recapitulating the Supply and the Ways 7,000,0001. and a loan from the Sinkiug and Means of last year, and comparing Fund of 12,000,0001. making, with the them with those of ihe present. The sum ready money revenue,
the sum of voted for the Army last year was 8,600,000/. 30,000,000. With respect to the terms for the present year 9,400,0001. being an
of the loan to be obtained from the Sinkincrease which was called for by the agi- ing Fund, he meant to follow the precetation and discontent that pervaded the dent of last year, as he considered it fair Country. The sum voted for the Naval that the Commissioners for the reduction Service last year was 6,400,0001. for the
of the National Debt should advance it on present year 6,589,0001. being also a iria the same teros as those on which the loan fing increase. The Ordnance in the two had been advanced by the contractors. years was nearly the same; although, in The amount of the Sinking Fund on the the last year, there was an apparent ad 5th July was 17,000,0001. Taking the vantage, in consequence of a considerable 12 000,0001. of loan there were 5,000,0001. sum laving beeu derived from the sale of left in the hands of the Commissioners, old stores, The Miscellaneous Estimates Under the present circumstances of Ireof the last year amounted to 2,078,0001. Tand, it would vot be justifiable to make those of the present year to 2.500 0001. any demand on her capi'al. Although The interest of the Unfunded Debt was the clear Sinking Fund had not arrived in last year 1 920,0001. this year, owing to the present year at the anticipated estithe reduction which had takes place in mate of 5,000,0001. he calculated that it that debt, it was only 1,410,0001. The would reach to about 3,400,0001. He total amount of the sums voted for trusted that there would be no occasion the Public Service in the last year for a loan next year, and he expressed was 20,488,8881. in the present year his conviction, that a Sinking Fund of be20,722,0007, being an increase in the pre lween three and four millions would be
productive of a very advantageous effect line of Roads in the neighbourhood of the on the money market,
Metropolis, and for discharging the seveThe Right Hon. Gentleman proceeded ral trusts under wbich the saine are now to describe the operation of the new taxes. maintained. Headverted tothe recommendation fromthe The Altorney General moved the comother side of the House of retreuchment in mittal of the King's Bench Bill. It was the management of our financial concerns, opposed by Mr. Scarlett, Mr. Lockhart, by what they considered the simple ope Mr. Chetwynd, and Mr. Denman, and supration of abolishing that part of the Sink ported by Mr. Warren. The House then ing Fuod which was now advauced by way divided; when it appearing that there of loan, instead of adhering to the pre were not 40 Members present, an adjourasent practice ; and detailed the reasons ment, of course, took place. that induced him to be of a different opi. pion, among which was the impracticability, without the most detrimental conse
June 21. quences to Ireland, of touching that part
The House, in a Committee of Supply, of the Sinking Fund which was operative after some observations by Sir J. Newport, on the debt of that Country. He con Mr. Hume, and others, voted 1,300,0001. cluded by moving his first resolution, for the Army Extraordinaries, 300,0001. namely, ir That
is the opinion of this for Contingencies of the Civil List, nct Committee, that towards raising the Sup. coining within the ordinary annual estiply to be granted to his Majesty, the sum mates, and 100,0001. 1o defray Queen of 12,000,0001. be raised by way of an Anne's Bounty, and to augment the is. nuiiies."
come of the poorer Clergy. After a long and general conversation, in the course of which Mr. Grenfell, Mr. Ricardo, and others, repeated their for
House of LORDS, June 22. mer observations as to the arrears of the The Royal Assent was given, by ComConsolidated Fund, the amount of the mission, to the Loan, the Transfer of Unfunded Debt, the transactions with the Grants, the Exchequer Bills Funding, the Bank, and the state of the Currency; to Mutiny, the Customs Regulation, the Glass, which replies were made by Mr. Vansit the Jamaica, and the Cape of Good Hope tart and Mr. Huskisson; the Resolution for Trade, the Flax and Cotton Regulation, the Loan, and those respecting an issue the Alien and Denizens, the free-port, of Exchequer Bills, were agreed to, and the American Colonies Drawback, and the ordered to be reported.
Bakers' Regulation ills, and a great The Report of the Committee of Supply number of private Bills. was brought up. Mr. J. Smith, Mr. Lock The Marquis of Buckingham presented hart, Sir Joseph Yorke, and others, objected a petition from Sir G. Jerningham, pray. to the grant of 60,0001. for the buildings ing for the decision of their Lordships with at the Penitentiary ; also to that of regard to his cla in to the Barony of Staf. 21,0001. for the annual expenditure of the ford, as to which no proceedings had been establishment. Mr. L. observed, that at had since 1814. The Lord Chancellor said tbis rate each convict there coofioed would that, in the course of ten or twelve days, cost the country 1001, a-year. The fie he would call for the opinion of the Judges solution was then agreed to. A sum of on the case alluded to. 9,0001. was also voted for the American Lord Liverpool, in consequence of cir. Loyalists, after which the House was re cumstances having come to his knowledge sumed.
which still afforded some hopes of an adMr. Huskisson, after some observations justment of the unhappy differences be. from Mr. Lockhart, and Mr. T. IVilson, tween the King and Queen, moved that obtained leave to bring in a Bill to extend the meeting of the Secret Committee be the period for completing purchases in the postponed io Tuesday. line of the New Street.
Lords Grey, Spencer, Erskine, Holland,
and Darnley, condemned the whole of the June 20.
proceedings of Ministers in this business. Lord Palmerston, in answer to a ques. They were defended by Lords Liverpool tion from Lord Nugent, said, it was a and Ellenborough. The motion was ihen mistake to suppose that the lale discon- agreed to. tents in one battalion of the Guards had In the Commo!'s the same day, Mr. any reference to pay or allowances; the Wilberforce rose, and assured the House disorganization was produced by a notion, he was conscious of the weight of the certainly uofouwded, that the duty they burthen which now devolved on him. were called upon to discharge was more but he was encouraged by the hope that severe than other battalions performed. be shuld have the support of the House,
Mr. D. Gilbert obtained leave to bring when it was considered that the course he in a Bill for vesting in Commissioners the was about to propose was the only one
1820.] Proceedings in the present Session of Parliament. 73 which could avert that fatal inquiry, the and her innocence, and standing upon this injuries to the Country that might result rock and basis, he put it to the House from which were such as he dare not whether it did not become the station the contemplate. He wished the House to Queen had now acquired, to stand still lonprosecute the objects it had in view as ger upon resistance, and to demand that friends of both of the illustrious parties, some further step should be conceded ? and on referring to the papers on the table, The Hon. Gent, then went on to state, that he conceived that they suggested in theme the future residence of the Queen had of selves a hope of accommodation. The course been an important question, and as Hon. Gentleman then explained the rea her removal might be considered injurious sons for postponing bis motion till this day. to her character, something seemed absoHaving, he said, received a communica Jutely necessary to do away any miscontion from her Majesty on the subject, in struction of her motives. The first thing which she had, with peculiar ability, that suggested itself for this purpose was treated the subject in every possible way, the restoration of her Majesty's name to he had thought it necessary to re-consider the Liturgy, and precisely in this mode all the objects he had in view. In the the question found its way into negociainterim be was honoured by a second com tion. From all that he himself knew, and munication from her Majesty, in expla from the undoubted sense of a majority in nation of the first, which rendered it more and out of doors, he was warranted in imperious on him than ever deliberately stating, that the surrender of that point to reconsider the pature of his proposition, by the Crown would ensure success to the He would, however, honestly and can. object of nis Hon. Friend. Success would didly confess, that her Majesty's com-. then be certain, and without the shadow munication did not hold out any serious of dishonour to the Queen. This once conhopes that she would be yet induced to ceded, all difficulties would be done away. make such concession as to the point in Lord Castlereagh, in a speech of copsiquestion. The great point which seemed derable length and animation, contended now to stand in the way of an amicable that the omission or insertion of names in adjustment, was the omission of her Ma the Liturgy had always been left to the jesty's name from the Liturgy, and the discretion of the Privy Council, and subaccommodation of that point in a way re- ject to the personal revision of the King. concileable to her Majesty's feelings. Mr. He complained that Mr. Brougham had W. then contended that this point was not never started this point until the very of a religious nature, for the Queen was close of the negociation; he had not menincluded with the “ Royal Family," and tioned it from St. Omer's ; nor bad he that her Majesty's yielding to the wishes raised any objection when the basis that of Parliament would shield her from the the King should retract nothing, and that imputation of shrinking from inquiry. He the Queen should admit nothing, was sancconcluded by moving the Resolution tioned by his signature. Aod it was only which we have already inserted in Part I. after he had thus bound himself not to
claim a retractation, that he came forward to Mr. S Wortley seconded the motion. propose one, and made it a sine qua non
Mr. Brougham, who laboured under in on the part of her Majesty. disposition, said, in the late negotiation, no Mr. Denman replied to Lord Castleliitie had been already gained by Her Ma- reagh's speech, defending the consistency jesty—she had obtained the unqualified re of the Queen's law advisers, and maintain. cognition of her rights, rank, and privileges, ing that the erasure of her Majesty's name as Queen of England. If at any time she from the Liturgy was illegal. He then adshould re. visit the Continent, she would verted with much animation to the treat. be allowed the accommodation usual on ment of the Queen, and the mode in which voyages of the Royal Family; and at the green bag had been made up, and whatever Court she took up her residence, contended that as she was acknowledged she would be treated as became the rank to be Queen, she should hare the rights of a Queen of England. Having obtained belonging to her station till convicted. the recognition of the title of her Majesty Mr. Canning supported the motion at
having procured a declaration that great length. Mr. Tierney wished an ad. hitherto there was no impeachment upon journment, in order to ascertain the Queen's her honour-whatever aright be the result sentiments on the resolution. Mr. Hutchof future proceedings, and however reso inson spoke in defence of Lord Hutchinsou, lutely determined Ministers might he lo A division took place. The numbers persevere in inquiry, and to open the were for the original motion 391; against green bag (for determined he understood it 124 ; majority for the resolution 267. they were, and on her own account, it It was agreed that Mr. Wilberforce, Mr. was far from the intention of the Queen to S. Wortley, Sir T. Acland, and Mr. Bankes, resist that determination), yet, having should wait upon her Majesty with the gained thus much in favour of her rights resolution. (See the result, Part I. p. 558.) Gent. Mag. July, 1820.
against Ali Pacha. In Greece, military July 12. His Majesty gave audience to operations against this chieftain have comM. Hyde de Neuville, Ambassador to the menced by the entry of the troops of the United States, who is returned to France, Grand Seignior into Salona (the Ancient with his whole suite, in consequence of a Amphissa), a town belonging to Ali Pacha, dispute relative to laying on some addi where they established a numerous garritional import duties by the former on son, and hoisted the standard of Mahomet; French goods. No idea is entertained of but the place was subsequently retaken by its leading to any serious event.
Ali Pacha, who put the garrison and inhaA new, Ordnance of Police has been pub. bitants to the sword, and abandoned the lished at Paris, strictly enjoining all hotel. town to the pillage of his soldiers. The keepers, &c. and all persons letting lodg. Turks had captured, near Corfu, a vessel ings, or having inmates, to make a daily from Leghorn, laden with warlike stores return of all persons in their houses, whe for Ali Pacha. ther residing there as lodgers, as guests, or Count PergamI.--The following are par. as friends.
ticulars respecting the Count : “ The first Before the downfall of Buonaparte, every introduction of Pergami to the Queen was private soldier to whom the cross was given one of pure accident. Her Majesty was enjoyed a pension of 250 francs (about ten walking along the ball of an ind in Staly, guineas) per aonum, and officers in pro when Pergami, who was there by chance, portion ; but, from the great exteosion of observed her train entangled, and with the order and reduction of its funds, those great address and humility stooped down pensions are oow diminished to one half to disengage it. His manner pleased the the officers are henceforth to receive, each Queen, who asked the people of the house 1000 francs per ann. (40 guineas), Com about him, and was informed that he was manders 2000 francs, Grand Officers 5000 a courier in the service of Gen. Pino. Tbe francs, Grand Crosses 5000 francs. General, on being sent for, gave the Queen SPAIN.
so favourable an account of Pergami, that The first sitting of the Spanish Cortes ber Majesty engaged to take him into her was wholly taken up with the verification service immediately, if Pino would conof the different Deputations, and the elec sent to it. The latter, who remained to tion of M. Castanado, pro tempore, to the dinner with the Queen, immediately conPresidency.-Quiroga made his triumphal sented, and on his return home, saw Perentry into Madrid on the 24th ult. An gami, to whom he said, “ Pergami, I have immense multitude was assembled on the made your fortune.” The occupation of occasion. He afterwards waited upon the Pergami for some time was that of courier; King, and met with the most gracious re but by degrees he acquired the confidence ception. The expedition destined to the of his Royal Mistress, and was finally colonies, which has been Stted out at Ca. made Chamberlain of her Household. Rediz, is on the point of sailing. It consists ports much to the Queen's disadvantage of a frigate, and twelve smaller vessels of bad by this time been made in different war, having on board Commisioners for parts of Italy, and the decorations with the Government of Terra Firma, Lima, which Pergami was covered gave great Mexico, and Buenos Ayres. Most of them offence to a few of the old Italian Nobility. are young naval captaios, charged with The rumours against her Majesty at length important communications from the Spa. became so serious, that the Milan Comnish Government to the Insurgenis. mission was appointed, the expences of
Strong hopes seem to be entertained at which are said to have been nearly 10,0001. Madrid, that the American Colonies will in less than five montbs. This Commisreturn to their allegiance, now that the sion was conducted with much delicacy : Mother Country possesses a free Coostitu but it is rumoured, that a person connected tion ; but we hear of nothing to justify with the proceedings clandestinely laid such an expectation.
them before the agents of a certaio Illus. Majorca is exposed to the ravages of a trious individual, who was thus euabled to violent malady, which continues to make ascertain the full amount of the charges great advances,
against her. ITALY.
REVOLUTION IN NAPLES. By a letter from Venice, dated June 18, Extract of a Letter, dated Naples, July and published in the Genoa Gazette of the 6tb ; to which the Writer has added, 'a 23d, it appears, that the Pacha of Scutari, day to be for ever remembered in history:' by orders of the Sublime Porte, set off
Lil This Letter announces to you no less from Scutari on the 3d of June, with a au event than a change in the Goveroment force of 20,000 men, of whom 5000 were of this country. You were before aware of cavalry, taking the road of Joapnina, the discontent existing in the provinces,
75 on account of the imposition of the Fun sent off to the troops early this morning, daria, and of the little encouragement to announce this change ; and papers were given to the exports of native productious; exhibited on the walls of the city, declarbut you were not aware to what a degree ing the King's intention to publish a Con. this discontent had infected all classes, and stitution or form of free Government in even the ranks of the army. The organi. seven days. Where this would have ended, zation of the camp at Sessa may be but for the timely concession that has been reckoned the immediate cause of all that made, it is impossible to say ; for the has occurred, as it appears that it not spirit spread through the soldiery with oply gave to the troops an opportunity of such rapidity, that even St. Elmo was deconcerting their measures, but brought serted by its garrison. The general apthem into contact with the provinces, and pearance of the city during the interval assured them of the community of senti between the parley with the troops, and ment in the great mass of the population. the King's resolution to accede to their The whole thing has been so sudden, that wishes, was most singular. Every face it is difficult to ascertain exactly how it was marked by anxiety, and denoted the began, or who took the lead in the opera expectation of some dreadful event. When tion. According to the best accounts, there the joyful change was known, nothing was is reason for believing that the first move. to be seen or heard but the most lively ment was made by a body of cavalry sta testimonies of pleasure. Groups paraded cioned at Nola, to the qumber of about the streets with shouts of Viva! Viva! 150 men, who suddenly and without orders and these were by no means of the lowest quitted their post and marched in a body or lower classes. I saw two Officers in for the mountains of Avellino. Whether the uniform of Generals who joined in the the result of previous understanding or exultation. There was a very general cry not, is upknown; but the alarm of this for the appearance of the King on the march spread with the rapidity of light. balcony of the Palace, but he did not show ning : detachments of infantry marched himself. This is the birth-day of the He. out to join them, and every peasant who reditary Prince, and to-night we shall couid muster a firelock or an offensive have a grand illumination.” weapon of any description, followed their On the 7th jost, after some negociation, example. This mixed assemblage then the King nominated the Duke of Calabria, proceeded towards the pass leading to the heir-apparent, his Vicar General in Apulia, of which they took possession. the kingdom of the Two Sicilies, and ceded They found there a military chest contain to him all the rights attached to what is ing 22,000 ducats, which they appropriated called the Alter Ego, or as the Act of Cesto their own use, but gave an acknowledg- sion expresses it “ the exercise of every ment in due form to the party from whom right, prerogative, pre-eminence, or fathey took it. The news of this insurrection culty, in the same maoner as they would having reached Naples caused the greatest be exercised by my own person.” The alarm, and some Generals were sent off reason assigned for this measure is the by the King to parley with the mutiveers, state of the King's bealth, who says that and learn what objects they had in view, be has come to a determination “to lay A Council was immediately called at the down the burther of Governmeut until it Palace, to deliberate on the mode of pro. shall please God to restore to bim the ceeding : while they were in the act of de health necessary to sustaio it.” liberating (this was yesterday afternoon), Soon after a Proclamation was publish. two regiments, one of infantry, the other ed, in which the Prince Vicar General proof dragoons, quartered about a mile from mised the Spanish Constitution. But this the town, marched off with arms and bag, did not satisfy the Insurgents ; they de. gage, but in the most perfect order, to manded the promise and siguature of the join the insurrectionary troops.-An inti- King himself ; aud towards the evening mation was then brought to the King from was issued another Proclamation, in which the head-quarters of the Insurgents, that the King confirmed the promise of the they demanded a free Constitution, similar Prince his son, and pledged his Royal to that which had been adopted in Spain. faith to take the oath to the Constitution Preparations were made to oppose and to before the Provisional Junta wbicb was reduce this spirit; but it was discovered, about to be formed. Alongside of this on sounding the disposition of those troops Proclamation was posted up a Decree of who had not yet declared against the Go. the Prince, containing the following arvernment, that they all, at heart, were ticles :inibued with the same sentiments, and ~ 1. The Constitution of the kingdom that they could not with safety be led of the Two Sicilies shall be the same as against their comrades. This state of was adopted for the kingdom of Spain in things was reported to the King, on which 1812, and sanctioned by bis Catholic Mahe gave way, and declared his assent to jesty in March, 1820, except such modifithe condition proposed. Couriers were cations as the national representation, con