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Vol. II. Noi. Saturday, July 4, 1807. Price iod.

PARLIẢMENTARY PROCEEDINGS. On Friday, the 26th ult. the lord chancellor, in his majestys name, delivered the following speech to both houses of parliament:

"My lords and gentlemen,- We have it in command from his majesty to state to you, that having deemed it expedient to recur to the sense of his people, his má jesty, in conformity to his declared intention, bas lost no time in causing the present parliament to be assembled.

" His majesty has great satisfaction in acquainting you, that since the events which led to the dissolution of the last parliament, his majesty has received, in nuo merous addresses from his subjects, the warmest assurances of their affectionate at. tachment to his person and government, and of their firm resolution to support bim, in maintaining i he just rights of his crown, and the true principles of ihe constitution; and he commands us to express his entire confidence, ibat he shalt experience, in all your deliberations, a détérinination to afford him an equally loyal, zcalous, and affectionate support, under all the arduous circumstances of the present time.

“ We are commanded by his majesty to inform you, that his majesty's endeavours have been most anxiously employed for the purpose of drawing closer the ties by which his majesty is connected with the powers of the continent: of assisting the efforts of those potters against the ambition and oppressions of France ; of forming such engagements as may ensure their continued co-operation ; and of establishing that mutual confidence and concert, so essential, under any course of events, to the restoration of a solid and permanent peace in Europe.

" It would have afforded his inajesty the greatest pleasure to have been enabled to inform you, that the mediation undertaken by his majesty for the purpose of preserving peace between his majesty's ally, tie emperor or Russia, and the Sublime Port, lad proved effectual for that important object; his majesty deeply regrets the failure of that mediation, accompanied as it was by the dissappointment of the efforts of bis majesty's squadron in the sea of Marmora, and followed as it has since been by the losses which have beeii sustained by his gallant troops in Egypt.

"His majesty could not but lament the extension of hostilities in any quarter, which should create a diversion in the war so favourable to the views of France; but lameeting it especially in the instance of a power with which his majesty has been só closely connected, and which has been so recently indélsted for its protection against the incroachments of France to the signal and successful interposition of his majesty's

Arms,

" His majesty has directed us to acquaint you, that he has thought it right to adopt such measures as inight best enable him, in concert with the emperor of Russia, to take advantage of any favourable opportunity for bringing the hostilities in which they are engaged against the Sublime Port, to a conclusion, consistent with his majesty's honour, and the interests of his ally.

Gentlemen of the house of commons, - His majesty bas ordered the estimates of the current year to be laid before you, and hé relies on the tried loyalty and zcal it his faithful commcns to make such provisions for the public service, as well as of the furtber application of the sums which were granted in the last parliament, as may appear to be necessary. .

* And his majesty, bearing constantly in mind the necessity of a careful and emomical administration of the pecuniary resuurces of the country, has directed us

express his bopes that you will proceed without delay in the pursuit of those inAntes, connected with the public economy, which engaged the attention of the last pliament,

My lords and gentlemen,- His majesty commands us to state to you, that he keeply impressed with the peculiar importance, at the present moment, of cherisha

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No. 1. His majesty's message to the new parliament...........

Remarks on the propriety of the dissolution of the late parliament, and objections answered.
Proceedings in Parliament, the Oude Question-Revival of Private bills-Committee of
Finance-The Carnatic and Polygar questions......................
The expedition of Sir Francis Burdett from Piccadilly to the Crown and Anchor Tavern in
the Strand....................................................................... ........................... .....

Essay on the Theory of Money ......................................
No. 2. Vindication of lord Wellesley's conduct relative to the transactions in Oude.........

Mr. Ryder's speech, on the 26th of June, against lord Howick's amendment to the address...
Verax's letter on the Yorkshire election, in answer to “ one of lord Milton's (nearly) 9000
plumpers.”.............
Essay on the Theory of Money, (continued) to shew the true nature and properties of coins,
and their connection with the first principle, or the standard unit.........

Anglicus's letter on the conduct of the Porte............................................
No. 3. Historical Digest of the campaign to the conclusion of the armistice near Tilsit-Ac-

count of the deposition of the Sultan Selim.............................. Vindication of lord Wellesley's conduct relative to the arrangements in the Carnatic, with the speech of Sir Arthur Wellesley on the subject................ Essay on the Theory of Money, (continued) to shew the nature and properties of paper money, and its connection with the standard unit ........ No. 4. On the state of Public Affairs.......

Parliamentary Proceedings.-On the shipping interest-Anouity granted to Sir John Stuart -Observations on the battle of Maida-Remarks on the exclusion of strangers from the House of Commons................................................

Vindication of lord Wellesley's conduct relative to the arrangements in the Carnatic.......... No. 5. Reflections upon the present state of our country-On the folly of cherishing the hope,

and the dangers which must ensue from the conclusion of a peace........................ On the last House of Commons, which contained one-hundred members, known and avowed dissenters from the established church........................... Observator's letter upon the inflammatory allusions in the public prints, at the exclusion of strangers upon Mr. Whitbread's motion, with remarks on the partial and incorrect method of reporting the debates.................... ...................................................................... A defence of the popular cry of “ No Popery."..................................................

........... Parliamentary Proceedings, with remarks Exclusion of Strangers from the House of Lords

-The measure justified upon considerations of public safety, in cases where the disclosure of
our preparations and military arrangements might be useful to the enemy-On the slovenly
manner of reporting the debates, the speeches in reply being almost always omitted...........
On the question relative to the Polygars.............
Declaration of the governor in council of Fort St. George, on the assumption of the
Carnatic....................
Armistice between France and Russia, on the 21st of June, at Tilsit... ..........
Proclaination of he tyrant to his army......
Official account of the operations and defeat of the British army at Rosetta.................
Operations of the British army in Spanish America.......
Order for the stspension of the blockade of the rivers Elbe, Weser, and Enis.........
Treaty of peace between his Britannic majesty and the king of Prussia, signed at Memel, 28th
Jan. 1807.............. ..................................................

Circular note from the court of Vienna to the belligerent powers, offering its mediation ....... · Answer of the bench cabinet thereto............................. No. 6. Of the folly of cherishing the hope, and the dangers which must ensue from the conclu

sion of peace, (ontinued. ).................................................... Reflections uponlord Castlereagh's plan for the increase of the public force...... Observations onsur dispute with America-The attack made by the Leopard on the American frigate, Clesapeake.......................................................... Essay on the Thory of Money--(continued) Of free paper money........... Letter of A. D Y. against the reduction of the militia, and proposing a bounty of two guineas per milila man to enlist again, and a ballot for the line.........

..... 108 Treaty of peace between France and Prussia, signed at Tilsit on the gth of July...... ........ ibid. Inflammatory priceedings at New York, on the ed of July, in consequence of the attack upon the Chesapeake frigate............................

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