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THE

PARLIAMENTARY

REGISTER;

OR,

AN IMPARTIAL

JREPOiRT OF THE BTEBATES

THAT HAVE OCCURRED

IN THE TWO HOUSES

i

V

PARLIAMENT,

IN THE COURSE OF

The Third Session of the Fourth Parliament of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Vol. ir.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR JOHN ST.OCKDALE, PICCADILLY.

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1809.

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THE

PARLIAMENTARY REGISTER,

DURING THE THIRD SESSION OF THE FOURTH PARLIAMENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.

HOUSE OF LORDS.

FRIDAY, FEB. IT.
RELATIONS WITH AMERICA.

THE order of the ilay for summoning their lordships
having been read,
Lord Grenville rose. We can do little more lhan lay
before our readers some of the most prominent points of an
admirable speech which tookupthrce hours in the delivery.
His lordship began with stating, that it must be in the
recollection of the House, that towards the conclu ion of
last session, after the principal merchants and manufactu-
rers had been heard at the bar, lie took an opportunity of
declaring that it was his intention to bring, at an. early
period oH this session, the whole of this important mbject
before their- lordships. The time is now coming for re-
deeming the pledge which he then gave. Reports had,
reached his ears that were highly gratifying, lie in.der-
stood that it was the intention of ministers to alter iheif
policy with respect to America, and to resort to conci-
liatory measures, instead of persevering in a course that
must eventually lead to hbstiliiy. He had, no reason to
doubt the truth of these reports, for he could not conceive
the possibility of any set of men persevering in a system,
the fatal consequences of which were so apparent. The
steps which he proposed to take would in no way interfere
with this purpose: he was but the humble iastruineat of
Vol. H.—1809. B

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