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moment you throw open the door the first time that I have heard to eqnal and general concession, the name of a thing prized beyond and say that the only ditference the substance. The noble Earl between the churches of the dis. argues in this manner. He thinks senters and the churches of the that though the Parliament would establishment is the ecclesiastical be substantially the same, great establishment of the latter, that danger is to be apprehended if moment you will cease to uses two or three Catholic representathe means of maintaining what is tives should be admitted into the essential to the security of your cther House, and two or three establishment. Parliainent will Catholic peers restored to their immediately cease to be a Protes- hercelitary seats in this House. tant parliament.

Surely never did the wit of man To this strain of reasoning, devise a danger more futile and Earl Grey made the following imaginary than this! reply. The noble Earl opposite Tlie llouse being at length dihas stated one danger, but it is of vided upon Lord Donoughinore's a nature somewhat unsubstantial, motion, the numbers stood as although he earnestly calls your follows: Lordships attention to it. It is, Contents, present . . that if the Catholics shall be ad

Proxies mitted into full participation of

90 the privileges of the British con. Son-contents, present S2 stitution, the Parliament of this Proxies·

60 country can no longer be called

-142 exclusively a Protestant Parliament. Really, my Lords, this is Majority against the

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CHAPTER V. À of the Speaker, and subsequent Procceilings.- Lord Sidmouth]

cucular Lelter discussed in both Houses.

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SPEAKER'S DESIGNATION. no further duty to perform than

to return my heartfelt achnowMay 30th, the following ledgments to the House for all mers of the liouse of Com- upon me, and to express my fer2- ., ressed w Jeremiah Dy- vent wishes for the perpetual **. Es deputyclerk of the blouse. maintenance and preservation of

its rights, its privileges, and its Ir is with the sincerest con independence. I am, Sir, era and regret that I feel myself always most truly your's, od to request that you will

CHARLES Abbor. i... the House of Commons at Lord Custlereugh then proposed

Teting this day, of my in- that the Housu should adjourn ...frvun continued illness, io ar- till Monday next, when it was kuiary longer upon their service. probable they would receive a

1:17 bolding the high office to communication from the Prince

eta I have been raised by that Regent on the subject. - Ad*ar in five successive Parlia- journed. Drn!, it is impossible that I On June 2, there being an unSidan ren so honourable and usually full attendance of mem

2.thed a situation without beis, Lord Castle reagh rose, and *** the deepest gratitude for said that he was commanded by :: at kunness with which the Prince Regent to acquaint the ..o bare been pleased to accept House, that being anxious that

14. my humble endeavours no further delay should arise in

: barve its various and ar- the progress of public business, Om duties.

he was desirous that they should is was my carnest wish and immediately proceed to the elcspo bave continued longer in tion of a new Speaker. We wire of the House, if such Sir J. Nicholi, a liliessing liimso their pleasure ; but the in- self to the deputy clerk, then

THAM of public business which aruse, and after paying a wella 1* been already occasioned by merited compliment io the SpealIt state of health, and the appre. er, he presented the Right llon. same of the same cause recur. Charles Manners Sution to the ::. whuh might again expose choice of this House.

Hlase to the like inconve lle was seconded by Mr. E. J. i mere, have made me deem it Littleton. Stray that I should retire at Mr. Dickinson then rose to re2. Last, and have left me now commend Mr. Charles Watkin

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Williams Wynn to the same post, adopted by the advisers of the crown in which he was seconded by Sir on this occasion. No one could M. W. Ridley.

concur more willingly in a vote The two candidates having paid of thanks to Lord Colchester than their proper respects to the himself; but why did the crown House, each party proceeded to interfere to prevent the House election, when Mr. Manners Sute from going further, and from oriton was chosen by 319 to 150. ginating any other reward which On the following day the appro. was due to his acknowledged mebation of the Prince Regent was rits ? His services had been persignified to himn by his Majesty's formed in that House; and from commissioners in the House of it, therefore, ought their recomLords.

pence to proceed. It was not a On the same day, Lord Castle. matter of indifference that persons reagh presented the following sitting in that chair should be message from the Prince Regent. accustomed to look to the crown

“The Prince Regent, acting in for the reward of their exertions the name and in the behalf of his in it. Had the mesenge been Majesty, thinks it right to inforin preceded by an address, every obthe House of Commons, that hav- jection would have been preing taken into his consideration cluded ; but the services in questhe eminent and distinguished ser- tion were of that nature which, vices of the Right Honourable for peculiar reasons, ought in the Charles Abbot, during the long first instance to be fully recogand eventful period in which he nized and appreciated by the had filled the situatior. of Speaker House. of that House, has conferred upon Lord Castlereagh said, that the him the dignity of a baron of the right hon. person having been united kingilom by the title of raised to the dignity of the peerBaron Colchester, of Colchester, age, the purport of the message in the county of Essex; and the ought to be understood as inviting Prince Regent recimmends to the the House to make a provision in House of Commons to enable him consequence of the title, and not to make such provision for Charles of his services as Speaker. Lord Colchester, and for the heir Mr. Ponson hy was surpri-ed at male of his body who may nene the noble lord's explanation, who succeed to the title, as shall, under might find from the very words of all the circumstances, be judged the message, that it was founded just and reasonable."

upon those services. GEORGE, P. R. After several other observa. The Chancellor of the Exchequer tions, Mr. Wynn repeated his anmoved, that the message of the xivus wish that the motion shuuld Prince Regent respecting a pro- be withdrawn, and another subvision for Lord Col hester bestituted that would meet the taken into consideration on Thurs. wishes of every member in that day next.

Hlouee Mr. Wynx expressed his asto The Chancellor of the Ercheque nishment at the mode of proceeding almitted the candour of the bun.

members

on her's intimation. He appre- mark of the royal favour upon beaded that it might be the most Charles Lord Colchester, late bekufa wry course that he should Speaker of this House, for his

raw the motion be had al- great and eminent services peryou made, and give notice of his formed to his country during the kino to move an address to long and important period in e cuwn on this subject on which he has, with such distinTu tulay next.

guished ability and integrity, preIle motion was accordingly sided in the chair of this House ; rawa.

and to assure his Royal Highness, On June 5th, Lord Castlereagh that whatever expense his Royal me in the House, and after a Highness shall think proper to be 3: de compliment to the late incurred upon that account, this fact, he moved, “That the House will make good the same." C.: As of this House be expressed Mr. Ponsonby said, that the Wege Right Hon. Charles Abbot, House was already in one diffi1.- Baron Cole hester, for his culty, and he was afraid that the

at and distinguished services wording of the address was cal0.1g the long and eventful pe- culated to produce another. The Fox in whi: h he di-charged the objection on a former day was 'n of speaker with a zeal that the crown should be the first ! ality alihe honourable to proposer of the grant; and they

if, and advantageous to the were now told that the crown e of this blouse: that he ought to determine the amount. ** 2. nad that the proofs he has After some discussion upon this

only given of attachment to matter, the motion was agreed to b...; and ( ountry; the exem- nem, con.

Los with which he bas The Speaker, on the next day, and the dignity and privi- reported Lord Colchester's answer

tof th: Hloue; the ability, to the resolution of the House of "**!), ani unremitting atien- Commons. 1. W purenentary business, Lord Castlereagh then laid be

a bare marked the whole of fore the House the answer of the - "Sout; justly entitle him to Prince Regent to their address, Stuurson, Jespect, and gra-' which was to the following purof this House."

pose: inut on was agreed to, “ The Prince Regent has the ** We speaker was directed to justest sense of the long services

the resolution to and great merit of Charles Lurd L :(borter.

Colchester, late Speaker of the 1.-( utrush then movedl, House of Commons: and in the

1 an buru',le address be name and on the behalf of his youw.teed to his royal highneng Majesty has already taken the

* Recent, to beseech his same into his consideration. The i sai 11. lines that he will be Prince Regent is desirous, in F432.9 pleased, acting in the compliance with the wishes of his ... :* hand on the behalf of his Majesty's faithful Commons, to Ly, to confes some signal confer upon the said Lord Col.

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Mr. Leslie Foster rose, and after treated by the different powers of stating the character of the two Europe, which he borrowed from parties into which the Irish Ca. the work of Sir J. C. Hippesley. tholics were divided during the He concluded, We have thus, Sir, last year, he proceeded to show looked around Europe, and seen what the conditions are on which Calvinists, and Lutherans, and they seem now agreed. The no- Roman Catholics, and Christians mination of the Bishops has for a of the Greek communion, agreelong time heen as practically do- ing in two propositions: first, mestic as any possible arrange that the patronage of the higher ment can make it. When a see stations of the Catholic clergy is vacant, a recommendation is must be vested in the state ; and forwarded to Rome froin Ireland, secondly, that the most vigorous and within memory not more superintendence must be exerthan two or three instances have cised over all their communicaoccurred of any difficulty in con- tions with the see of Rome. And firming this choice. Lately, it is therefore, when the right honoursaid, the persons thus nominated able gentleman asks, whether this in Ireland have been the coulju- country will continue to be the tors of the deceased bishop, who only great nation that shall perhas been selected by the bishop in sist in intolerance, I say, that his his life-time. The transmission question rather ought to be, wheof the episcopal rank has there. ther this nation will determine to fore, in practice, been a mere be the only one in Europe which inatter of testamentary bequest. shall consent to place the Roman Some persons, it seems, now pro Catholic religion in a situation so pose that the elections shall here. free from all prurtical control, as after be made by the deans and to forn a complete imperium in chapters; but if they should, will imperio within its bosem. this mode be either less doinestie, Mr. Yorke said, that the great or more conducive to give satis. difficulty he had always found of faction to a Protestant, than the bringing this question to a satis. present? The proposition of do- factory result was the forenzn inmeste nomination is distinctly fuerie; and no consideration this-that the Protestants and could induce him to yield in any Catholics having each much to material degree to the petitions of require, and much to give up, the the Roman Catholics, but the pros. Protestants are to cede all that pect of secunty to the Protestant remains, and the Catholics are to establishment from such an influmake the single concession of re- ence. In formerly giving his maining exactly as they are, as the opinion on this subjeti, he had ground of being admitted to always said, that he thought it could complete participation of poli- only be usefully taken up when tical power.

the Pope wis master of humself. After some discussion of the This was now the case; and the principle of the relo, Mr. L. F. question appared to stand upon proceeded to the consideration of more favourable ground with rethe manner in which the Pope is spect to any communii ations that

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