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ANNUAL REGISTER,

For the Year 1817.

GENERAL HISTORY.

CHAPTER 1.

The Prince Regent's Speech.-Insults offered him.--His Message to both

Houses of Parliament.Taken into consideration by the Houses of
Lords and Commons, and a Secret Committee appointed in each.
Report from the Committee in each House.

PRINCE REGENT's speech of the honour of the country

against the government of Algiers, O N Janu..ry 28th, his Royal have been attended with the most

U Highness the Prince Regent complete success. opened the Parliament with the The splendid achievement of following Speech.

his Majesty's fleet, in conjunction "My Lords and Gentlemen, with a squadron of the king of the

It is with deep regret that I Netherlands, under the gallant am again obliged to announce to and able conduct of Adm. Viscount you, that no alteration has occur- Exmouth, led to the immediate red in the state of his Majesty's and unconditional liberation of all lamented indisposition.

Christian captives then within the " I continue to receive from territory of Algiers, and to the foreign powers the strongest as- renunciation by its government of surances of their friendly dispo- the practice of Christian slavery. sition towards this country, and of “ I am persuaded that you will their earnest desire to maintain be duly sensible of the importance the general tranquillity

of an arrangement so interesting “ The hostilities to which I was to humanity, and reflecting, from compelled to resort, in vindication the manner in which it has been VOL. LIX.

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