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PARLIAMENTARY 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 scnse of his people, his mka jesty

, in conformity to his declared intention, bas lost no time in causing the present parliament to be assembled.

" lis majesty bas great satisfaction in acquainting you, that since the events which led to the dissolution of the last partiainent, his majesty has received, in nü« 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 ihe just rights of his crown, and the true principles of ihe constitution; and he commands us to express his entire confidence, ibat he sball experience, in all your deliberations, a determination 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 anx.ously employed for the purpose of drawing closer the ties by which his majesty is connected with the powers of the continent: of assisting the eforts of those powers 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 bave 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 bis majesty's ally, tie emperor 'oi 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 been 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; butlamenting it especially in the instance of a power with which his majesty has been só closely connected, and which has been so recently inde ted for its protection against the incroachments of France to the signal and successful interposition of his majesty's “ His majesty has directed us to acquaint you, that he has thought it right to adopt such measures as might best enable him, in concert with the emperor of Russia, o 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 he relies on the tried loyalty and zeal if his faithful commous to make such provisions for the public service, as well as or the further application of the sums which were granted in the last parliament, as nay appear to be necessary.

And his majesty, bearing constantly in mind the necessity of a careful and emomical administration of the pecuniary resources of the country, has directed us express his bopes that you will proceed without delay in the pursuit of those inHries, connected with the public economny, which engaged the attention of the last

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 cherish

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WEEKLY

POLITICAL REVIEW

OF

HENRY REDHEAD YORKE.

VOL. III.

From June to December, 1807.

Printed and Published by G. Sidney, 1, Northumberland Street, Strand

and by all the Booksellers and News-venders in Town and Country.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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Page 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.........

8 The expedition of Sir Francis Burdett from Piccadilly to the Crown and Anchor Tavern in the Strand.................

10 Essay on the Theory of Money .....

14 No. 2. Vindication of lord Wellesley's conduct relative to the transactions in Oude....... ..... 17

Mr. Ryder's speech, on the 26th of June, against lord Howick's amendment to the address... ei · Verax's letter on the Yorkshire election, in answer to “ one of lord Milton's (nearly) 9000 plumpers.”..............

27 Essay on the Theory of Money, (continued) to shew the true nature and properties of coins, and íheir connection with the first principle, or the standard unit......

29 Anglicus's letter on the conduct of the Porte...........

31 No. 3. Historical Digest of the campaign to the conclusion of the armistice near Tilsit-Account of the deposition of the Sultan Selim..........

33 Vindication of ford Wellesley's conduct relative to the arrangements in the Carnatic, with the speech of Sir Arthur Wellesley on the subject............

38 Essay on the Theory of Money, (continued) to shew the nature and properties of paper money, and its connection with the standard unit

46 No. 4. Ön the state of Public Affairs.........................

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

50 Vindication of lord Wellesley's conduct relative to the arrangements in the Carnatic......... 54 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.......

71 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......

............. 72 A defence of the popular cry of “ No Popery.".

73 Parliamentary Proceedings, with remarksExclusion 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........... 74 On the question relative to the Polygars... Declaration of the governor in council of Fort St. George, on the assumption of the Carnatic........

80 Armistice between France and Russia, on the 21st of June, at Tilsit...

85 Proclaination of he tyrant to his army..

86 Oficial account of the operations and defeat of the British army at Rosetta..................... 87 Operations of the British army in Spanish America........

93 Order for the suspension of the blockade of the rivers Elbe, Weser, and Enis.........

94 Treaty of peace between his Britannic majesty and the king of Prussia, signed at Memel, 28th Jan. 1807........... Circular note fron the court of Vienna to the belligerent powers, offering its mediation

95 Answer of the bench cabinet thereto...........

96 No. 6. Of the foll of cherishing the hope, and the dangers which must ensue from the conclusion of peace, (ontinued...........

97 Reflections uponlord Castlereagh's plan for the increase of the public force........ Observations onpur dispute with America—The attack made by the Leopard on the American frigate, Clesapeake........

103 Essay on the Thory of Money—(continued) Of free paper money .......... ............. 104 Letter of A. D Y. against the reduction of the militia, and proposing a bounty of two guincas per milija man to enlist again, and a ballot for the line.................................. 108 Treaty of peacebetween France and Prussia, signed at Tilsit on the 9th of July...... ibid. Inflammatory proceedings at New York, on the ed of July, in consequence of the attack upon the Chesapeake frigate.................................

........... ibid.

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