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THE

SENATOR:

OR,
Parliamentary Chronicle.

CONTAINING

AN IMPARTIAL REGISTER:

RECORDING, WITH THE UTMOST ACCURACY, THE

PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES

OF THE HOUSES OF

LORDS AND COMMONS.

Being the FIRST SESSION in the
Eighteenth Parliament of Great Britain :

Held in the Year 1796.

FORMING A SOURCE OF

POLITICAL INFORMATION
HIGHLY INTERESTING TO EVERY BRITISH SUBJECT.

VOL. XVIII.

LONDON:
Printed for C. COOKE, No. 17, Paternoster-Row;
AND SOLD BY ALL OTHER BOOKSELLERS
IN GREAT BRITAIN AND

IRELAND.

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HOUSE OF COMMONS.

Thursday, April 20. A new Writ was ordered for a Cominisfioner to serve in Parliament for the County of Dunbarton, in the room of William Cunningham Bontine, Esq. who has accepted of the Chiltern Hundreds.

Mr. Abbot brought up a Supplementary Appendix to the Report of the Cominittee of Finance, which was ordered to be laid on the Table, and to be printed. Adjourned.

HOUSE OF COMMONS.

Friday, April 21. Mr. Bragge brought up the third Report of the Committee of Secrely appointed to inquire into the causes which produced the Order in Council prohibiting the Bank from issuing Specie in payment of their Notes, which was ordered to be printed.

Mr. Abbot brought up the second Report of the Committee of Public Finances, which was also ordered to be printed.

On the Motion of Mr. Hobart, a Committee was appointed upon the expiring laws, with instructions to report thereupon to the House.

The Irish Loan Bill was read a Third Time, and passed,
Adjourned.

HOUSE OF LORDS.

Monday, April 24.

NATIONAL CONCERNS. The Duke of Grafton called the attention of the House to the itate of public affairs, which appeared to him to be alarming, and the more so because his Majesty's Ministers did not make any communication to their Lordships this day. There were three points on which he wished to be informed in an authentic man. ner, and on which he had hitherto no information, except what appeared in newspapers, and what he had heard as mere rumour from his acquaintance. The first was, that the Emperor had negotiated, or was negotiating, a separate peace. The next was, that Ireland was in a state of insurrection in many parts of it ; and the last was, that the fleet at Portsmouth was in a state in which no obedience was paid to the commands of the officers. These were points of the most serious importance to this country, and he lamented most sincerely that there was not in the House this day, after to considerable a recess, one Minister to give their Lordihips information. He had entertained hopes, before he came to the House, that after what had happened, Ministers would have advised his Majesty to make a Communication on all, or some of these important points. The

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