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Hipory of tbe Britise Parliament.

Feb. sad argue upon the propriety of measures which which lo many changes had been rung wat totalhad been takes in consequence of an advice ly extrajudicial, and consequently injurious to given by his majesty's mioisters. He took thee him : because conviction had preceded trial ; nay. for granted, that the lervants of the crowo were he had been convicted contrary to every idea of arraigned for having promoted to the government law, julice. or equitywithout a trial. of Grecowich holpiial, a gent eman who had He wilbed, for the good of the service, not to been convicted of having beeo a malicious pro revive a contest which shesdy had been producSecutor,

live of disadvantages to the public ; but if his The bon. member had said that the present enemies rould persevere in their perfeculing governor of Greenwich hofpital had been barely spirit, and endeavour to drive him from the line acquitted on his owo trial. For his part, he of his profession, which he wilhed to pursue, conld not agree with him on that hesd. A couit, ready as be was to facrifice to the good of his composed of gentlemen of hie profession, bad country, he could cot so far overlook what he minutely examined his conduct į and after ihe owed to himielf, as to remain silent. If thereftri&teit enquiry, pronounced his conduct to be fore, bis enemies Chwuld remain quict, he would exemplary and meritorious (lord Lifburac while do she same; but if they should endeavour to pered highly exemplary, &c:) Lord North the perfecute him any more, he then would disclose iurning to Sir Hugh Palliier, who lat by his side, to the house the inotives which induced him to begged the honourible admiral's pardon for omit. accuse the admiral, and why he bad not broughc ting lo eflentia) a word as bighly. The court his accuracion sooner. martial, by pronouncing his conduct to be highly Admiral Keppel next role and said, “ That he exemplary, had certaioly held up the gallant ad- could not refrain from getting ap to make some miral as an example for thole of his professior; reply to what had been urged by the governor of and by declaring that his conda at was meritori. Creeowich hospital." He reminded the house ous, had given him the fronget recommendatio of their humanity to him in ordering his trial on on to the royal favour.

fin re, without which he never could have survive The hon. member had charged lord Sandwich ed the trial; and to the lame humanity he attrie with convicted falshood and recorded treachery, buied all their fucceeding favours to him after bis

These were harna words; but Aill they little af- acyuiltai. He mencioned the diffidence which he feded that noble lord, for the conviction was ought to have had in embarking in the public fimilar to that of the hon. admiral of malice. Service under lord Sandwich; The caution he Both were convilled; but neither had been tried ever had after his trial of trulling his life and With respect to the officers who had declined bonour into luch handis: and contended that the any command in the navy, the hon. member event of the day had junifice his Calition. lucia feemed to be very ingenious in discovering the midaling menaces had been thrown out by the motives of their condu&, which they themselves goversor of Greenwich bofpital (for he wwuld never afligned; but the bon. gentleman seemed to dever call him by any other name) but he did have a knack of discovering reasons for gentlenot mind them. He direlaimed all compromises, men which never entered their own heads; and and had no objedion to a further inveiligation of he had given a striking inftance of that ingenui. the affair. ty a few days azu in the discovery he had helped In the name of God, said he, let the two an honcurable baronet to in a debate. These offi- courte martial be abfolved from their oaths ; let cers, the hon uprable gentleman said, bad fo con- them be examined at the tvar of the houle; and temprible an opinius of administration, ibal they, I make no doubt but I Mall come out of the Rial would be fit for Bedlam if they thould accept of with as much eclal as I did out of the former a command under them. Ministers would cere But for the future, I Aall nor anitwer any tainly be ju as proper objects for Bedlam, if thing throue out by the governor of Greenwich they should give commands to officers who enter• hospital; nor shall I croelie the house with our rained such opinions of them.

privale alteication. I have but one thing to ac. Sir Hugh Palliser now arose and said, thae if cule myteli ot selpe@ing the transaction in quelo he had a mind to call the honourable member tion, which was, that I did not take a much (Mr. Fox) to order, he certainiy had gveo him earlier oppriunity of bringing the governor of fuflic.ent realon, by tis perionalities. Such at. Greenwich bopiind to trial; Though. I deny iny racks, howeier, he had been prepared to meel, having ever been his acculer. He was my in. from what he under flood had in an unmanly ferior officer, and I coulo have blown him away manner bees laid ot loira in his ablence ; and as with a fillip. My secretary knows, and will take he was not belied by nature with calents for his oath in any court whatever, that the letter speaking in a pur uiar allembly, he had cummii. firft written by nie, was not the faine which i ied his thoughts to wring, which te begged fentio the admiralty. The forft letter contain leave to read in defence of the most injured cha. ed the genuine sentiments of my heart; wl that racter in the nation.

fcnt oftically to government I allempted to gare Sir Hugh rien read a long narrative which ble; and the coolenis noi being tive, it was no took him up an hour and a balf, whereis he wonder I made a lisange ; unble of it! complaiocd of his criemies, Mr. Keppel's friends, The relolutions propoled by lord L Burne who pot content with founding his praises to ihe were then agreed to without a division, and the world, had exciicu osobs to break open his bouic, huuic adjourned. attack his perion, and intuit his friends and re

Tuesday, Dec. 5. lacions ; dor blutning at countenancing and en The report of the committee of supply, crore couraging there violent outrages aou telonies. triping the iwo relolutions of yeterlay, rns He afferied that the part of the lealence upon brought up and read,

and ze.

one.

Sir Robert Smith faid, that in consequence of to. The committee reported fome progress, and the preceding evening's debate, he was induced the house adjourned tillto-morrow. te trouble the house with a motion, which he Wednesday, May 31. M. Malop presented hoped would not be opposed. The affair of Sir heads of a bill for regulating the laws and proHagl Palfer's trial had been brought'anew up- ceedings on cuftodiums. the lapis, and an enquiry, of which that was Mr. Chapman, the Speaker, and Sir Lucius i principal object, was to be investigated after O'Brien expressed their disapprobation of the lée recefs ; but as it was requisice parliament present mode of proceedings on cuftodiums ; apheart be apprised of the facts upon which it proved of the intention of the bill, and hoped

# to detiberate, be begged leave to move, ihere would be a full house to dilcuss the aature "That the minutes and sentence of the court. of a bill which affected every man in the kingDe tual beli upon Sir H. Palliser be laid before dom. de dock."

Sir John Blaquiere moved, that the committee Lord Surry feconded the motion, and it passed on the naturalization bill be impowered to receive 2cimuu 2).

a claufe for punishing aoy person, by a penalty of Admiral Keppel now folicited the indulgence 201. 10 be sued and recovered in a fammary way, of the boule, while be offered a few words on before a juftice of the peace, who ihall interrupi, the object of yéfierday's Jebate. The gover. dillurb, or prevent any alien under the bill fron *e Greenwich hospital had on that occafion fullowing his trade, art, or occupation; and also tead a long pamphlet, ihe contents of which be- another clause, that any such alien Mall not be ing read in a very unintelligible manner, he did compellable to serve any corporate or parish ofmot astestland at the time : bui had lince been tice under the term of seven years. Ordered af ésped out of dors. that it conveyed several cordingly. posied charges against him, which it would The house being in a committee on the nato have been proper imniediately to have noticed. ralization bill, Sir John Blaquiere moved the H. bped the hou le would excule his omiflion foregoing two clrules, which was agreed to by Les for the sea tops afligned, and afford him a the committee. fute e opportunity of reply to every aspersion Tlie chairman reported, and the report was tatiestely. As enquiry was his wa mes with; ordered to be received lo-morrow. u he consoled both in the justice of parliament Sir Lucius O'Brien presented heade of a bill for seš tis own integrity, nor could be dilcouraged the better regulation of the woollea manufacbezve his party was the wcakeli. He bad dif- fure. charged bis daty with tiaelicy to the king and to Mr. Coppinger presenied heads of a bill for te public; therefore outired his conduct thould continuing and amending the revenue laws. mat et the .ht.

The house went into a committee on the mutiAinetaan Sjubrivine applauded the hon. admi- ny and defertion bill. Mr. Dillon in the chair. | tas fonti tenis, and censured the defence alluct Went through the bill. When they came to

fil, which he said was read to iaperf:Aly, that the heads of the bill, the provost moved to alter that it to med not 'o have been admiiax Palliler's the time thereof, which after sume conversation * hand writing.

were agreed to, and altered as follows: “ Heade Hrdnesday, Dec. 6.] Adjourned to the 23d of a bill for the better accommodation and regu. of decuary.

lation of the army in this kingdoro." Mr. Dil

Jon reported. Ordered to be received to-nior. Irish Parliamentary Intelligence. (Continued front p. 43.)

Thursday, June 1.) Mr. Godfrey Green said, that the committee on the bankrupt ret had

conclufion, that it appeared in the HOUSE of COMMONS.

course of a long examination, and many witnetTae day, May 30,1780.

thal 473 commifiions of bankruptcy had

been issued nince the yea' 1772 ; that there had THE house in a commiitee on the heads of a

been a dela lcation of crerit in that time of i the better regulation of the army, amended 1,682,665! and that, upon an average, pay: te daufe with respect to tranlportation for the pound; he therefore wished to know the

ments had not been made to creditors of 3$. in erbes fourt of felupy, upon the motion of Mr. fense of the house, whether he should report or Yeserion, lo transportatin for returning home bag beyond the feas, wilbut leave from the bring in heads of a bill to amend the bankrupt

laws now in being? Onnander.

Sir H. Cavenoith thought the report should be Sir John Blaquiere moved, that the confide. zicach the cloule iu regard to quarteriog fol

frutt made ; upon which liene be sol off till to-morrow, which, after the proceedings of the committee to-morrow.

Mr. Green gave notice, that he would report Sme debate, was agreed to.

'The house in a committee on the naturalizatiGeneral Cunningham adverted 10 the many io.

on bill. The heads read. tra ricocies which arose from ihe delays given the payment of the military ell ablishments; faid bill, expressly mentioning, that on foreigner

Mr. Ogle moved, that a clause be inferted in Sr John Claquiere said, he woulo 1o.mor.

who shall come here under the fanction of lucha ** me, that bis exceilency the jordlieutenant

act thall be returned to serve as member in par. swese illue bis warrants for the more effec. lian ent, or enjoy the place of privy counfullor, feki yayanent of the army.

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any town corporate, or other part of this king- might come here, and by the tenor of this bill,
dom, or be entitled to vote for members to serve enjoy a privilege denied to our own. Another
in parliament. His idea, he laid, for introducing objection was, that all justices of the peace ex,
this clause, was to exclude Jews, Turks, Infi- 'cept jultices of corporations were denied any
dels, and Heathens, from forming any part of orgnizance of such foreigners, so that if a fore
the legillature of this country.

eigu Quaker was to make his affirmation, we Mr. Dillon said this was the actual clause thould have no record of his naturalization, but which was yesterday onanimously rejecied by the what might be fun hed by the little portrieve committee, and he knew no reasons which oc of a pelty town. Jews, Turks, Heathens may curred since to make them alter their seatic renounce the Pretender, and the Pope ; may mente.

take the test, and become the first members in Mr. Fortescue was surprised, that lo humane the late, whilst the Papists--the unfortunate a character as his hon. friend shoplid introduce Papilt of this kingdom, were alone excepted; such a clause ; it was introduced by an honours. Thule Papilts agaiost whom the rancoor of the ble knight yelterday, and rejected by the com. penal laws had been extended so far, that the mittee, and he thought it useless to introduce gates of all forvihed towns were fhat agaiost the bill, if some temptation was not thrown out, them, and even their industry curbed so far, as as an incitement to foreigners to come bere. 10 limit their number of apprentices to two, up

Mr. Yelverton moved, that the preamble of der severe penaltics. if you stand in need,
the hill should be read.

(laid he) of a further degice of population, co-
Mr. Dillon asserted that the clause militated courage those injured ratives by removing their
againft the principles of the bill. It expressly restrictions and render ille refort of foreigners
cut off foreigoers from enjoying even a freehold lefs neceflary. The bill could not país in its pre-
in this couniry. It was, inded, a case peculiar. fent form. He was therefore for re-rommit.
Jy bard, that a map Meuld be supposed to aban- ting it.
don the privileges of his own country, to come Mr. Walter Burgh said, that foreigners could
to a country where he was excluded all privileges, never be brought here under the prelent circum.

Mr. Fizyibbon, thought the clause a necella- Atances of the constitution. Our friends the
ry, and a proper one.

Quakers would not uncover, the Turk would The attorney general said, however tolerant he not relinquish his tiben, nor ihe Jew his beard. may be in every instance, yet that very tolerali. It was impoffible that any gentleman in that on led him to raise an objection to certain parts house should say, “ My friend in the broad brim of the prelent bill; it was the cruelty of grant --The hoo. gentleman in the turban; or my jng thai privilege to foreigners, which we denio circumcised friend in the beard. The ladies 200 ed to a loyal and deferving pari of our own com- might object to the monopoly of the new right munity. The Roman Catholice would complain hon. meinber's leraclio. To be serious, howe. with some justice, that you put foreigners on ver, he asked, Was ie the real intention of the the footing of subjects, and left ihem, your fel- house that they mould have spies of every natin Jow subjects, on the fuoring of aliens,

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on fitting there? Was it possible they could be forry that fo cruel a dilinction should be made, trenuous for Exetics to the injury of the patives and therefore thought some clavle necesary to This clau'e could only exclude ibe rabble of m:0, prevent le unnatural a jealousy at home.

who might pour in, as deitirule of principle as Sir H. Cavendish wes for the bill in its present affection. Foreigners of eminence could feel no forin. He would be glad to see a foreigner ar inconvenience, as they could be naluralized by rive to the honour of being even attorney gene act of parliament. It would be a roonstrous perral in this kingdom.

verfion of power to see toreign Papillo enjoy a
The right hon. Mr. Scol faidd, the attorney fear in thai house, while yshe native Papill, thoi
general of Treiand was no Jew, --if he was, he deferving and inobliding, was excluded. It was
mighi demund the principai and interest of all an invitation to the mob of all balions to create
the dehus it was his interest to 'recever,

contation, and he would theretore vote for the
Sir H. Casend. fb faid it was a Swiss gentleman Claule.
he had in his eye (whom be named) and got a I was then re-committed for the further con.
Jew.

fiveration of the committee of the house teie
Sir J. Dlaquiere was fatisfied the clause should worrow.
be for the exclufion of foreigners to any of the The order of the day being read, for the
aforesaid privileges, excepe such as should conform house to go into a committee on the petition of
to the protestant religion.

Robert and George Gamble, Elare. and Sarah
Lord Crosbie said he could not consent to the Norman, devifeo's of the lare right hon. Francis
palliag of any act, which was excluded by those Andrews, Liq; provod of Trinity College, Duba
laws which called the boule of Hanover to the lin.
therne.

Sie Frederick Flood, after some conversation,
The attorney general would not object to that moved the house, that heads of a bull on faili
part of the clause which could render Proselytes petitions haut it are to be brought in on Toel.
to Chrillianity.

day next, and cuncil beard at the bar on the
Mr. Velverion said, that all clergynen under same,
the nignity of bihop were cut off from a share of Qidered accordingly.
the legislation of the Bitib empire. That men
of thal denomination from foreign covarica

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