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pulmonalis, that may not exist indepen- is more immediately liable to its attack. deutly of any injury to the structure of Too early a display of intellect menaces the lungs. Extreme weakness, for in- its premature or unicasonable extinction. stance, enaciation, morning fwcats, Of a life lignalized by mental exercise and coughs, ditficulty of breathing, are often {plendor, paliy too frequently marks the found in connection with amenorrhaa bumiliating conclufion. Marlborouylı, in and other conditions of debility, without his latt years, a vićtiin to this dreadful any local diforgianzation. Hurry, irrc- malady, to one admiring his picture regularity, and an inexprellible peculiarity marked “Yes, that was a great man. in the pulle, to one experienced in the That remnant of understanding was left, dittate, are of all others the most alarming that enabled him to recollect the brila aur unequivocal indications of its ex- liancy of his former career. In conic. mence. This specific action of the ar- quence of its alliance with paralylis, the tery, is the only circumfiance which de- Reporter thinks it particularly important montirate, beyond all doubt an irrepar- to itate, what, in his opinion, conttitute able detriment to the more immediate the proper treatment of rheumatic afolyan of respiration.

fection. Weakening and evacuating reSeveral catcs of acute rheumatisin medies, are in such cases, for the moli have recently occurred, in which an part, injurious. On the other hand, bark, indifcreet venefection, accompanieil with wine, and steel, lie has found invariably other debilitating applications, induced beneficial. lle is contcious of deviating that forin of the ditente called chronic, from the ordinary practice in this difcale. which, although unattendedwith the exqui- To those who have long travelled in the ste pam peculiar to the former, is, much beaten track, he may appear in the too more toriniable, in consequence of its frequently calumniated character of a comparative insusceptibility of being act- reformer. It is almost an universal, and ed upon by remedial agents. Next to perhaps a wile provilion in our nature, paralytis there is fcarcely a more obfti- ihat after a certain period of life, our unte affection. In paralysis, indeed, it habits, with regard to thinking, as well otten terminates, unless that difastrous as acting, thould be almost incapable of event be averted by means exactly oppo- change. There is an epoch in our exute to those usually employed. De- jstence, when the mind clofes against the ducting from the plıytical faculties of life, introduction of a new idea, whatever may by emptying the veins, evacuating the be the evidence of its truth, or the pracbowels

, or by forcibly producing an un- tical importance of its application. It was natural, and enfeebling peripiration for a remarked, says a philulophic historian, short time, relieves a paroxyfin of local that no phyliciun in Europe, who had agony, but accelerates irs return, and reached forty years of age, ever to the exafperates the violence of a repeated at end of life, ado;xed Hervey's doctrine of tack. At length, morbid irritability is the circulation of the blood, and that his converted into a itate of diseased torpor. practice in London diminished extremely The nerves are exhausted by fentation, from the reproach drawn upon him, by in the fame manner as the muscles are by that great and signal discovery. vuluntary fatigue. In the inverte ratio

Join RED. of the acuteness of our feelings, is the Grenville-sreet, Brunswick-lyuare, chance of our longevity.

March 26, 1807. Paralysis teaches to the man of genius more especially a profitable letion of hu

* Hume. muiliation : it is that class of men which

ALPHABETICAL List of BanKRUPTCIES and DIVIDENDS announced between the

201h of February and the 20th of March, extracted from the London Gazeltes.

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Blower Samuel, Ellingham, miller. (Cufande, Haler.

worth
Claughton John, Love-lane, thip rigger. (Jones, Tein-
Culthaw Rulon, Wrightington, coal merchant. (Windle,

John-Qreet
Cox william, Leiceter, cotton spinner. (Taylor, South-

ampton Buildings
Coles sola, Banbury, mealman. (Birnele, Banhury
Dally Thomas, Chichefer, linen draperi (Few, New

Noith.ftreet
Daniels John, Liverpool, flopseller. (Meduwcroft and Co.

Gray's inn
Dennett Jobs, Northumberland-Areet, wine merchant.
(Palmer and Co. Thruginurtonitrect

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Deverin Ann and Henry Newport, Villiers-ftreet, up. Vaughan George the elder and Richard Mackilwain, holterers. Certainle New in

Snatchwood. (Hatt, Taufield-cuurt Euce Williain. Saturd, brewer. Ellis. Curfitor.freet Warlins Thom Broad areet, auaioneer. (Korset, Inicrhauke John, Eytter, hatter. Drew and Cu. New Tivavies on

Vafe liremian, Chipping Ongar, malter. (Harvey, Cur. Ennett Th mas, Reil's Gardens, cow keeper. (Crois, fitur.trert Kingfret

Wilson Job, Warwick.court, cual merchant, Good, Fox Hofon, Kiufton upon Hull, watch maker. (Wils Koulungareet Tiafi.4. Red lyonluare

Young William, Mancheiter, vi Qualler. Johnson and Yenler Pulph. Mortimertreet, upholder. (Taylor, Mor. Co. Maucheter

1:9. Atreet Featers Peney, Manchelter, tea dealer. (Parker and Co.

DIVIDENDS ANNOUNCED.

Atams ams, Stow Martet, uport crer, March 28 rabros Sulin, Hamlet of Hucc!ecute, dealer and chap.

Aware Thumes Eatt chefoonger. March 31 man. (Aru. Grey's in

Erewis James, Southwick, the builder, Marc" Fieschaer samuel, Great Ruficil-ftreet, china inan. (Dove,

Eoli nabroke James Barnard aut Mary Ann Boligbrobe, Lincoln's Itb fe os

Norwich, linen draper. April 6 Gregory George Compton ftreet, cheeremonper, Sterer.

Rawain Thom 23. Rtnuto diper, April 1: fon, Chreter.co.t

Barie Andrew. Newcastle upon Tyie. procer, April 17 Gilan hutan and william Weaver, Worcester, (Con

bijwe!! Charles, Bricklane, chricaurti, victualler, Ale and Gray's inn

April Hii Tehli, Rotherhi he, inerchant. (Rivington, Fenchurch.

Bridginal Genrpe. Dartmouth, money fcrivener, May Arcet

Baillie George ant jota Jafiray, Finsbury-place, 20. Hartney John, Tronmonger-lane, merchant. (Palm and

chants. Nay 7 Co Thru Drton rect

Bedoues George Bishop's Cattle tanner, Aprils Hollan HU., Boton Thullin manufacturer. (Medow.

Rowman Joh. Water lane inerchant, April 19 Cion and ein. Grass in

Cave Thoinas. Pilton. April 6 Morrocks with and loh Hormacks, stockport, nunin

Colombine Francis David Colombine, Davit combine manchadurers (Meduwcroft :: Co Gray's inn Hea n William, Rugeley, Mupkeeper(Allen and Co.

the younger, and Peter Columbine the younier, Nur

ich, we chant. Anló Furnival's ion

Cottingham JS Liverpool, merchant. April Hop with William, Manchester, cotron merchant. (Ellis,

Cho iry Jones, Liverpool, mercunt. April: Curior Greet

Chandler Robot Shoredich. cherunonger. May 1: de James and John Chadwick, Mancheiter, dyers.

Downail Wil 2m. Stickjort. grcer. March 24 (Wilis, Warnford-court

Dulling 1 homas Auguftus, st nehouse, fopkeeper, Marit Banc Snor, Adrie Areet, tuerchant. (Gregion and Diro, Angel-court

(Bleasdale Horser luke, Lancarrer, commun brewer.

Dexter Stephen, Belpar, linen draper, Marchi
Danfon George and

Abraliam Simon Doncher Cuveis and Co New inn

Lancaster, merchants, April Hobowel Sanuel and Charles Hollowell, Cheadle-Bulke

Derbilire Robort. Liverpoi, tracer, April 3 ley, buil'ers. llingard and Co Stuckport

Ewer Walter. Little love-lane merchant, April 14 Hancock Jofcph, Shethield, merchant. (Charnber. Tem. Fuller Rihard Plumber, Guildford, ironn.oxiger, March ple-lane

28 fra lugedew Williar., Leeds, Aarch maker. (Battie, Chan.

Francia Junn and John Joreph Francis, Rochester, piano cerylane

bers, March 24 Joymur Rueben Ellis, Brinol, merchant. (Platt, Tem. Fea;on james Peter, Upper Grafton-treet, dealer and ple

chapir 21). March 28 Jon:$ Thomas Birmingham, coal merchant. (Puntun,

Favil Micha:1, Highstreet, linen draper. Aprilir Hind court

Fisher Henry, Gracechurch ftrett, Erocer, April 28 Xerhaw Jones, Shaw Chapel, cotton manufaurer.

Fatar Thomas, Pudley.clothier, April 4 (Chippendale. Temple

Gaber Giles, Sandwich lineu draper, April, Kliby Charles. Warto d. dealer and chapmai. (Greene

Gonard William, North Walnum, chirieri April 7 well. Beaumont-treet

Gwillim Robert Wurthip Areft, vintrict, April 11 Kelly John, Mancbefter, manufa&urer. (Ellis, Chancery Hudlh mas, New Bond ftreet, tavern-keeper, March Jare

31 Leonard Samuel, Gloucester, vi&ualler. (Gabell, Lin

Hird Tiomas, South freet: tailor. March 21 coin's in

Hill James, Deptford victualer. April 14 Leonard William, Coppice-row, tailor. (Hunt, Surrey

Hawkins John Drury, Cavern Houfe, Greenwich, cabinet Areet

maker. April 11 Linley Jobin, She field. Grocer. (BiRR, Hatton Garden

Hunton Thomas and william Hunton, Thornton le Moor, Marsden Henry, Eccleiton, cura merchant. (Windle, Jinet-n2Qfacturers, March 31

Jonn-areet
Morgan David, Cardiff, nopkeeper. (James, Gray's

Hawthorne John the younger, Wirksworth, linen drapery

March inn

Jenkins John, Great Waruer treet, linen draper. April4 Nabos James, Newington Butta, linen draper. (Hurd, Ifaacs Geurge 2:nd Michael Ifaacs, Bea is Marks, men Teinple

chants. April 14 Niblert Juhn, Bowbridge, clothier. (Cunft able, Symond's Johnson Thomas, Kiddermieter, grocer. April 10 inn

Irving Willian, Live pool, liquer merchant April 3 Newbury Edward, Old Bood-freet, builder. (Sunith and

Kirkman Robert, Liverpool, merchant, March 23 Co Chanter Houle

Koene will, Paintwick, clothier, April 17 Ogilvy William the younger, George Mylne, and John King Thomas Prescott, We Cowes, lineo-draper, Marta Chalmers. Jeftery-square, merchants. (Crowder and

31 Co. Old Jewry

Kenney Ann, Bristol, milliber, April oner Williain, Birmingham, baker. (Swaine and Co. Lloyd Benjamin Liverpool, merchant April 30 Old Jewry

Levy Mules ilinories, merchant, April 14 Purbrick Joh. Fairford. dealer and chappaa. (Meredith

Niche John George, Moulfey. merchant, March 31 and Clinconi': ints

Payne Jofeph, Lynn, cabinet maker, March 24 ritty Jon Hatleigh, grocer. (Taylor, Southampton Pyke Rebert, Liverpool, bread-baker, April 6 Bulldogs

Phillips Benjamin and william Beacon, Ewerelreet, levi Procter Sunuel, Leeds, oilman. (Lodington and Co. garors, March 31 Tempit

Parerfon James the younger, Great Yarmou, lope Pickering lohn, Frodth an, corn merchant. (Windle, keeper, April 6 Junttreet

Pollard Joan and Jona Thompson, Preiton, muflia man: Pullen hillip, Hanley, book feller. (Barbur and Brown), facturers, April 16 Fetterle

Pasteur John Lewis, Stoney Stratford, grocer, March 18 Read te jamin the younger, Bridgewater. tailor. (Blake, Purdie Edward, St. James's walk, wurking jewellery

Cok's Wit
Riddle James, Bicherer, ironino'lger. (Kinderlay and Packer William. Chamher-treet, tailor. March
Co. Sonunda

Richardfon Thuinas and

Thomas Worthington, Manche Rienberi tuh systfrey Henry', Sherhorne Tane, mer. Tera merchants, Maren 31 Chantal Minist, charter Houttuare

Redd Edmund, London street. merchant, March 31 Rotten Richyd, Minh Wycombe, cufton merchapt, (Edge, Royle Janes. Mancheiter fadler. April 13 Manheter

Robinfun Martin and John Ibbetfon, Drury-lane, pracers Scott Hoy, Hinckley, horier. (Forbes Ely place

May 5
Smith Richard, abonne, Rationer. (Alexander and Co. Sherratt inomas, tirisingham, currier, April

New in
Heynor Thinas, Wallads, gingerbread baker. (Turner, Alt
Warwick cut

Severn Luke Coleman ireet, truuk maker, May 1 Standerwick Job, Buurto, like manufacturer. Barten Trewitt Nathaniel, Appleton upon Wuk, tuca mana Yeovit

facturers March Henry. Fennycross, dealer and tapman. Thomas JA : Juanes's Place, taylor, April 15 (bune do

Vaugtian Williams Pal Mail titor. and Alexander GN Traynor Wim Jong-street, tailos. (Dawbon and rard Glouceter vreet dealers and capien, Anl Cr. Work free

Wilkinsel and Jotoi burrouch, Hiphycia Tij. Merry Mind, Mit: e-court, viatus. (Wadefon lin n draper. Marchi 31 ral and to Auto F 3

Walford Joha Umall basrather. April Turns ines. I cyffret, warchoutemen. (Brooks, within ton Robert Rock ih, amerril Malcet

Wyatt Joh. Cheath wr. Paucen & Francis. lchfielies laytu 1... Mawarinouth Shore, bread baker. UG Jumes CadwicSto, calica printer April

Witte Serieant, stbrbridge, Nealer and bayan Vul hie Preden, Coltou maos factures. (laste) Hud April bir court

Waightman Thomas, Nemente treet, secept

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STATE

STATE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS IN MARCH.

Containing official and authentic Documents.

GREAT BRITAIN.

which have been directed against those frora I N our last we announced the adoption whom his Majesty's confidence has been with

and progress of a series of great pul - drawng I feel it incumbent upon me to ftate he meafures, which had been undertaken clearly and distinctly the circumstances which by the patriotic and enlightened Admi- actually took place. And I will ask Noble miftration which has directed the affairs Lords on the other side, to point out any peof this country, fince the death of Mr. riod of our liftory in which, as in the present Pitt; but this month we have to perform Majíty by his confidential fervants has ever

case, the minutes of the advice given to his the affliating talk of recording the termi- been, not merely published, but published in a nation of that adminittration, by a fuduen garbled and partial manner. My Lords, garexercise of the royal prerogative.

bled and partial statements of that advie lo Future historians may have to record given to his Majesty by his conhdential ferthe calanities which may result to this vants have been published in the public newtcountry and to Europe, from so unfure- papers-it is of this I consplain, and I truit feen a fluctuation in our national coun- your Loruthips will think I complain with cils, and from our being deprived, at such reason and juftice. Had those who, of course, # erilis; of that union of experience, on succeeding to administration, came into talents, and integrity, which ferved as the poliellion of the minutes ofadvice given by the balis of unanimity and public confi- late- Ministers, conceived that that advice was deuce, and which, during the laft fifteen improperly given, there were two modes in nonths, rendered this country happy at either have moved for the names of those who hoine, and great and respectable abroad.

had given his Majefty bad advice, together Future iftorians will also be able to with the advice itself, which ought conftitudevelope the real causes of these changes; tionally to be given in writing, or being in for the prefent, we must be content with poff-stion of that advice, they might have the explanations formally made in Par- made a motion again't the authors o it. Inlinment by Lords Grenville and How- Atead, lowever, of either of these modes being jok, nenrly in the following terins: adopted, garbled and partial statements, as I

Lord GALNVILLE (in the House of Lords, have already obferved, have heen published March 26, 1807)My Lords, I do not rise to in the public newspapers, and the conduct of object to the motion of adjournment, bus to his Majesty's late 'lervants bas thus beca ftate, what your Lordships are aware it is per. grossly misrepresented. "Under these cireamfectly regular for me to do, circumstances itances, I felt it to be due to my own churacconnected with the present state of public at- ter, to petition my Sovereign for permition to fins. I wish to state plainly those circum- make use of the advice actualiy given, and fances which have led to the present fitua- the communications which actually took tion of public affiairs, and to the change in his place, or the purpose of publicly juftitging my Majesty's- government ; and I am the more conduct and proving the filtehoods or those anxious to do this in order to obviate those calomnies which have been circulated against misrepresentations which have gone abroad my late colleagues and myself His Majesty, relative to the condu&t of my colleagues and with that kindaels and benignity which has myself, and that to your Lordships, and invariably characterised his co dua, was gethrough you to the public and the country, cioudly pleased to grant my requeit, and

thus my condua and chara&ter may be justified I am authorised to Nate to your LorJhips

the from those afperfions which have been thrown circumstances which really took place, and upon thero. In the year 1801, when the which eventually led to the present fruition Adminiftration, at the head of which was the of affairs. My Lords, in the year 1801, it late Mr. Pitt, refigned their offices, it was not was the opinion of that illustrious ftatufman, thought expedient, from circumstances which Mr Pitt, in which opinion complerely conthen exifted, ta ftate in any public manner curred, that large further concelħons should the cause of that refignation. The conse- be made to the Catholics of Ireland.. Ir was peace was that much misrepresentation" eben thought expedient that a meafure for took place with respect to the circumstances chut purpose should be proposed to Parliament. Watch led to that, refignation; but as I never that proposed measure not meeting with his topented my concurrence in the resolution to Majesty's approbation, the consequence was

have adtented, so I have never re the resignation of the then Miniters. The

confeydences to which it gave sefult was different in de present cale, for Dat harus or from the nature of reasons which I thall presently fate.

an which have det to the se that period thought it my duty to refign, And this Majefy's (pretament, and chearfully facriticed all those personit cuntia

Edith mikepresentation derations which may be suppoted to attle to

the situation of one of his Majestyds Ministers. country, where, by the wisdom and firmness My Lords, I will facrifice those considerations of the Noble Duke who represents his Majesty over and over again, upon the same principle. in Ireland, the commotions which arose were It is undoubtedly true, that no pledge was suppreiled, by the interference of the Civil given to the Catholics of Ireland that further Power, and without having recourse to those concellions to them should be one of the re measures of coercion and restraint, which sults of the Union; their cunfent was un could only tend to irritate the minds of the doubtedly not purchased by any such promife. people, and which his Majesty's Ministera It is well known, however, from the speeches were most solicitous to avoid. The Cacholic in Parliament, upon the great question of the Question—the large Question I mean, was Union, and we know that what is laid in Par- also prevented from pressing upon the confiliament, somehow or other becomes known to deration of Parliament during the last seliion. the public, that the understanding upon the Subsequently, however, my Lords, the quelTubject certainly was, that further concessions tion of further concessions to the Catholics of to the Catholics of Ireland, might, and ought Ireland pressed itself upon the confideration of to be a measure confequent upon the Union. bis Majesty's Ministers from a variety of That such a measure was not only politic and causes. The overthrow of the kingdom of expedient, but absolutely necefiary, wus the Prusia by the inveterare enemy of this coun. opinion, as I have already stated, of that great try, placed in the power of that enemy a larger and illustrious statesman, Mr. Pitt; it was portion of Continental territory, a greater er. also the opinion of his great and illustrious tent of coast, and a greater number of points, rival, Mr. Fox. Thele, eminent statesmen from whence an attack might be directed concurred in opinion in three great measures against this country than had ever before been of policy, namely, the establishment of the in the poffeßion of any power with whom we Sinking Fund, the Abolition of the African

were at war. It naturally, therefore, became Slave Trade, and the neceflity of further con. an object of the greatest importance to place cellious to the Catholics of Ireland. The first the United Empire in a fill greater state of or these measures was adopted on its first pro- security, and to leave, if possible, no vulne. polition; the second, the Abolition ofthe Afri- ralıle part. This could only efteciually be can Slave Trade, met with much, in my opi- done by calling to our aid the whole popula. pion, mistaken opposition, but has at length been tion of the Empire, and rendering them carried. With respect to the third measure, effective for the purpose of refiting any such namely, conceffions to the Catholics, if this attempt, on whatever point it might be made. were to be decided by authorities alone, it The most effectual means of attaining fo de. would be sufficient to quote those I have meno firable, so necessary an obje&, appeared to us tioned, the opinions of the two greatest to be the recruiting the superabundant poftatesmen England has produced, both now pulation of Ireland into the military lervice unfortunately lost to the country. My Lor s. of the Empire. Ireland, increasing is cumsubiequent to the period I have mentioned,

merce and in agriculture, ailo increases in namely, the resignation of his Majesty's Mini- population, beyond the means which the fters in 1801, leveral offers were made to country affords for the support of that increased me to take a share in the Administration of population. Our object was to conciliate four public affairs; my sentiments with respect to millions of people, and to knit together, in conceflions to the catholics, being at the same one common bond of union, the whole of his time thoroughly known. My not acceding Majesty's fubjects. In this view of the fubto those offers, however, was in fome degrec ject, the next confideration was the means by on other grounds. When by the death of which this was to be effected. In the year Mr. Pitt a state of public affairs arose, in con- 1793, in consequence of a speech made from fequence of which his Majesty was graciously the Throne, by his Majesty's authority, to pleased to iffue his commands to me to forn a the Irish Parliament, an Act was passed emnew government; I obeyed his Majesty's powering his Majesty to grant commilions in commands, and proceeded in the formation of the military service in Ireland, to Catholics, a new government. My sentiments respect- with the exception that they should not be ing the Catholics of Ireland were then, as Generals on the Staff, and that they should not before, thoroughly known, as well as those hold the offices of Commander in Chief of several of my colleagues. We entered into or Master General of the Ordnance. This Act, Administration, my Lords, without any re- my Lords, I contend, in the liberal construcserve being made as to the line of conduct we tion which ought to be given to it, entende should adopt respeding the Catholics of Ire. equally to the naval service. Various important land, or in any other way,'or às to any mea. confiderations pressed upon his Majetty's Minifures which we might think it our duty to re- fters the necellity of not merely extending the commend to his Majesty. The state of Ire- provitions of this Aa toGreacBritain, but also of land,

from its great importance with reference enlarging them. In looking forward to any atto the general interests of the Empire, necef- temptof our enemy to execute his threats of infarily became a great object of anxiety and de- vafion, it of course must be an object of the greatliberation amongst his Majesty's Ministers. est importance that all the troops of the Empire This anxious attention was directed to that thould be difpolable to be sent to any point

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which may be threatened. To this desirable Bin was fo framed as to extend to all his Maobjcét, however, the subfifting law formed an jesty's subjects without distinction, enabling insurmountable obstacle. Catholics might be- them to hold Commiilions in the army or come in Ireland, Majors, Lieutenant-colonels, navy, on taking the oath of allegiance, and or Colonels, but the moment such officers an oath to support the Constitution as by law landed in England, however presling the exi- established. I now come, my Lords, to the gencies of the public service, they must either points more immediately connected with the do that, which in any other fituation would circumstances that have recently happened. His be disgraceful to a soldier; namely, quit their Majesty's Ministers conceiving the measure to regiments, or act in defiance of the law of the which I have alluded to be indispensably ne. land and be subject to all its penalties. The fame ceflary, felt it also to be their duty to repredisability applied to the navy. Another gross fent that opinion to his Majesty, and to proand glaring incongruity was, that Catholics pose the measure for his Majesty's approbaafter having risen to a high rank in the army, tion. It is undoubtedly true, my Lords that and displayed the greatest military skill and it is the right, as it is the duty, of a Member science, could not, on account of their diffe- of Parliament to bring forward any measure tence of opinion in religious matters, be en- which he conceives to be conducive to the Crufted with a command. Not merely this welfare or interests of the country; but it is view of the subject, but, I was then, and still also true, in the practical frame of our Conam of opinion, that the Catholic gentry and ftitution, that those Members of Parliament higher order of Yeomanry in Ireland, neter who are likewise his Majesty's Minitters, can be conciliated, unless they have the means ought not to bring forward any measure afforded them of providing for their younger which may be conceived, in consequence of fons by sending them into the military or na- its being to brought forward, to be a measure val service of the Empire. Of the peasantry of Government, without first obtaining his . of chat country, the number in our military Majesty's approbation. On prefenţing this service is inconceivably small, those from measure for his Majesty's previous approbawhom they receive their religious opinions, tion, I conceived that his Majesty had figniobjeding to their entering into a service where fied his affent to its proposal. My Lords, they are debarred the free exercise of their there has been on this subject a misunderreligion. Under all these circumstances, and standing and a niifapprehenfion. -This I have confidering chefe diftinctions to be wholly in- from a quarter which not only I am inclined confitent with the idea of an United King. to believe, but which it is my duty to bedorp; knowing at the fame time that the lieve. Understanding, however, my Lords, Catholics of Ireland were considering or peti- as I certainly did at that time, that his Mationing Parliament, in order to bring the great jesty had affented to the proposed measure to question respecting them again before the Le. the extent stated, a dispatch was prepared to gillarure, his Majesty's Ministers thought it be sent to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to expedient to frame a measure for the purpose be communicated by him to the Catholics of extending the provisions of the Act of 1793 with whom he had been in the habit of comto this country; and, at the same time, en- municating, a draft of which I laid before his larging its benefits, in the hope of inducing Majefty for his approbation. This draft rethe Catholics to postpone bringing under con-. ferred, in its commencement, to the Act of fideration the large question, which they pro- the Irish Parliament of 1793, and then stated Pured, and at the same time of adding effen- that it was intended to propose to Parliament, tially to the ftrength of the country. I do to extend and enlarge the provisions of that not wish to conceal my opinion, that the Ca- . Ad in the manner I have already stated. To cholici of Ireland in perlifting to bring that this draft fome repugnance was expressed by questioa again into discussion at the present his Majesty, and his Ministers felt it to be moment, are injuring their own cause, and their duty to make a representation to his injuring the general interests of the Empire. Majesty on the subject, who received it with ke having been deteraniued by his Majesty's the utmost kindnels and benignity) and afterMinifers to frame a meafure, as I have al- wards afsented to the dispatch, which was, in ready ftated, it was found upon confideration consequence, sent to the Duke of Bedford, that it molt also be extended to Protestant and is expressed in the terms which I have Disfenten. I would have been unjuft to already stated. The Catholics, on receiving have given privileges to the Catholics, which the communication, expressed a doubt whether at denied to the Proteftant Diflenters; and it was intended to enable them to become Ge.

this country where Protestant Reformed nerals on the Staft, and, in consequence of an Keli don is the aftablished religion, if it were application to the Lord Lieutenant, he sent home quetion between that body and over a dispatch, requesting an answer upon Cathalia, i tertainly thould feel it my chat point. This dispatch, as it is the duty

fire preference to the former. His of Ministert vith respect to all dispatches, was e alten having thus determined laid before his Majesty. An answer was pre

dhore privileges to the Proteftant pared, stating that it was intended to enable

inNick it would have bean unjust Catholics to become Generals on the Staff, handheld from them, at the same time and to open to them all commitions in the

twee panted to the Catholics, the Amy'and navy. To the draft of this dispatch Wir . No. 156.

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