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Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons on the
of the Committee on the Employment of Climbing Boys
First Report from the Select Committee on Finance
Extents in Aid
For the Year 1817.
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.
N January 28th, his Royal Highness the Prince Regent opened the Parliament with the following Speech.
'My Lords and Gentlemen, 'It is with deep regret that I am again obliged to announce to you, that no alteration has occurred in the state of his Majesty's lamented indisposition.
"I continue to receive from foreign powers the strongest assurances of their friendly disposition towards this country, and of their earnest desire to maintain the general tranquillity.
"The hostilities to which I was compelled to resort, in vindication VOL. LIX.
of the honour of the country against the government of Algiers, have been attended with the most complete success.
"The splendid achievement of his Majesty's fleet, in conjunction with a squadron of the king of the Netherlands, under the gallant and able conduct of Adm. Viscount Exmouth, led to the immediate and unconditional liberation of all Christian captives then within the territory of Algiers, and to the renunciation by its government of the practice of Christian slavery.
"I am persuaded that you will be duly sensible of the importance of an arrangement so interesting to humanity, and reflecting, from the manner in which it has been accomplished,