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to yield, we should not be inattentive to the fate that was to befal his kingdoin. If it was to be portioned out, shonla not this country look to the interests of Denmark, to the future views of the great northern power, and to the at. tempts that might still be made to assert the independance of the north of Europe ? Our bostility to Denmark could not be very keen: we should even be disposed to make the amende honorable to her for what has past, and rather contemplate what reconciliation and fujure friendship might effect, than what might gratify present hostility. lle should trouble their lordships no further, but only bope, that in expressing these bis sentiments on the present occasion, he had not been guilty of any irregula. rity.
Lord Hawkeshury gave full credit to the candid and circumspect manner in which the noble duke bad delivercd his opinions upon points of such delicacy. The noble duke was perfectly regular in the mode he took of delivering them, for when supplies were to be granted to his mą. jesty, it was doubtless open to every noble lord to advise how those granis ought to be applied. In adverting to the points to which the noble duke had more particularly directe: the attention of the house, their lordships must be sensible that his observations must be very general, and that owing to the very peculiar and delicate nature of the subject, he could not at present enter into any de tailed explanations. With respect to Spain, the people of that country have manifested a spirit and determination to resist the attempts of their invaders, which would have done honour to the most glorious periods of their history, and which perhaps were not to be expreted under the pressure of such formidable difficulties. Such a scene, every man in that house, every man in this country, must bail with the liveliest satisfaction; and what "ery generous heart must wish .hould be done in suppe , of so glorious a cause, his majesty's ministers wou!. feel it their duty, as it was the interest of the country, to do. With regard to what information they had received, of the de signs or the hopes of those brave and resolute inen, who, in defence of their country's independance, were exposing themselves to every thing which a powerful and singuinary tyrant could devise and inflici, it could not be expected he should now unfold it, His majesty's ministers were fully sensible of the extreme importance of this
event; 'and he trusted they should be found to have acted accordingly. The situation of Sweden was certainly the next in interest and importance, and towards the monarch of that kingdom, whose gallant exertions so justly claimed our warmest wishes and admiration, the conduct of his majesty's ministers would also, he trusted, appear to be without reproach. When the time came freely to unfold the principles and the views which had guided that conduct, whenever that moment arrived, he should not shrink from that inquiry ; but on the contrary, he most forward and eager to court it. He hoped, that under circumstances like the present, he should not be expected to en: ter into any details, but be allowed to expect that their lordships might be assured that his majesty's government would neglect nothing which the nature of the circuma stances, both of this and of other countries, might suggest and require.
TIR Lord Holland still retained his objections to tbe bill, on which, however, he should not now again dwell, but rather follow the example of his noble friend near him, and shortly express his opinion of the present aspect of af fairs. What was the extent of the means of the Spanish patriots, or what their future views respecting a change in Their government, he did not pretend to be accurately informed of. Of the spirit that actuated them he bad no doubt; and from the nature of the country, and the resources which that spirit would supply, he willingly took the most auspicious omens. It held out a prospect of things which authorized the best hopes; and he anxiously expected it would be improved and taken advantage of. Much would depend upon the spirit and the views with which the government of this country would now act towards Spain. His advice was, that their spirit should be most liberal, their views most explicit, their objects most distinct, and most plainly understood. If they attempted at all to assist the efforts of Spain to resist her invallers, they should broadly explain, not only what they intended to do, but also what they did not intend to do. Above all they should convince the Spaniards, that in assisting them we had no private interests to promote, no selfish obo jects to attain, no favourite forms of government to prescribe, that we had no commercial advantage to require, po exclusive partialities to insist on ; that we disinter. estedly assisted Spain to achieve what the Spanish peo,
ple were hazarding every thing to accomplish ; that ty
The question was then put on the third reading of the bill, and agreed to without a division.
HYDE PARK. Lord Grosvenor rose to call the attention of the house to certain rumours that had gone abroad, of an intention to erect a number of buildings, so as to obstruct the view of the park, which contributed so much to the plcașure, and the health of the inhabitants of the metropolis, while it would materially injure the property of several india viduals. He was at a loss what inode to adopt, in order to bring the matter -under their lordships' consideration; but as it regarded the welfare of the public, he must think there was some mode or other of subinitting it to the consideration of parliament.
The Lord Chancellor and Lord Lauderdale insisted that it was highly unparliamentary to interfere in the private concerns of the crowa.
The Duke ef Norfolk obscrved, that if the noble lord should hereafter contrive to bring the question before the houş, he would pledge bimself to prove that the publis were more interested in the property of the crowo than in the property of any individuals.
The order of the day was then moved for the third reading of the curates' bill, when
The Earl of Buckinghamshire renewed his former oppo. sition to the bill, which was again supported by Lord Harrowby.
The Lord Chancellor doubted the expediency of the bill, and wished to hear something upon the subject from the right reverend the bench of bishops.
The Bishops «f Rochester, Bristol, and Carlisle, opposed the bill, as likely to produce more mischief thiin
The Bishop of London and Lord llawkesbury said a few words in favour of the bill.
The Archbishop of Canterbury was favourable to tlie object of the bill, but thought, in its present state, it would rather produce mischief than good.
The third reading was negatived without a division, and the bill rejected.
On the motion that the appropriation bill be read a third time, Lord Holland renewed the observations relative to the college of Maynoo h, and was answered by Lord Hawkesbury. After a few observations from the Dukę of Bedford and Lord Lauderdale, the bill was passed.
On the motion that the distillery bill be read a third time,
Earl Bathurst proposed an alteration; that instead of Great Britain the word England should be introduced, in order to correct a clerical error in the bill.
Lord Holland thought that some inquiry ought to be instituted how such a mistake had crept into the bill.
Earl Bathurst stated, that it was the province of the other house of parliament to make the inquiry, as the bill had come up from the other house with the mistake as it at present stood.
Earl Bathurst's amendment was adopted.
The court of session bill was read a third time, after a few obscrvations from Lord Lauderdale, Lord Rosslyn, and the Lord Chancellor ; as was also the Scotch judges' annuity bill,
The assessed taxes bill was read a third time, and passed.
The Lord Chancellor moved, that an Irumble address: be presented to his majesty, that he may be pleased to order that a more adequate remuneration be given to Mr. Stacey, assistant counsel to the chairman of the commiita tees of the house of lords.
After a few words from the Duke of Norfolk and Lord Walsinghain the address was agreed to.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
TUUKSDAY, JUNE 30. A message from the lords desired the attendance of the house at their lordships' bar, when the royal assent was given by commission to several public acts.
It was ordered, on the motion of Mr. Lockhart, that there be laid before the house early in the next session, copies of the returns made by the bishops relative to the residence of the clergy.
Mr. Maddocks intimated his intention of renewing in the ensuing session, the bill which had passed this house on his motion, but had been lost in the other house. The subject of the bill was tlie supply of coals from Lis verpool 1o Vales. With a view to his intended motion, Mr. Maddocks moved for an account of all coals carrieci coast wise, from the port of Liverpool to any port in Wales, distinguishing the po t and the quality of the couil, whether kennel, pit coal, or slack.
DISCIPLINE OF THE ARMY. Sir Francis Burdett, with a view to lay a foundation for a motion which he intended to offer early in the next session of parliament, for the purpose of abolishing flog ging in the army, moved, that there be laid before the house, regimental returns of all corporal punishments sentenced and inflicted in all regular and inilitia regia ments for the last ten years, with the causes thereof, and the number of lashes inflicted on each occasion.
The Secretary at War deprecated the motion, as going improperly to interfere with the prerogative of the crown and the discipline of the army, and is tending to no good