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" I am too well convinced of to his Royal Highness was agreed the biralty and good sense of the upon, congratulating him upon his great body of his Majesty's sub- escape. jorts, to believe them capable of The further proceedings upon *.. perverted by the arts which this subject will appear in the we ciuploves to seiluce them ; but Chronicle of the present year. 1 au determined to ounit no pre On January 29th, the Speech aut us for preserving the public of the Prince Regent was taken frace, and for (nu teracting the into consideration by the House Bom 728 of the disaffected. And I of Lords. The Earl of Dartmouth ter with the utmost confidence first moved an address of thanks, on vuur cardial support and co- which was in the usual form, and qarorat , in upholding a system was seconded by the Eurl of Rothes. and Law and government, from Earl Grey then rose, and began * a we have derived inestima. wiihdeclaring his full assent to that be a vantages, which has enabled part of the speech which give a 2: to cun lude, with unexampled iribute of applause to the noble rn, a contest whereon depended admiral, and his officers and sea

Puerests of mankind, and men, who were engaged in the

ab been hitherto felt by expellition against Algiers ; at the n'r'ins. . tt is acknowleilged same time he could not refrain

45 nativis, to be the most from doubting how far the allvanpobocstland has ever falleo to the tages arising from the enterprize et ( any puple "

would be adequate to its expense, H:: Hina H ghness then re- or to its future security. With oman thu lordship.sadjou' neu respect to the termination of a tu ochock

remote war in India, he conceived 4"81 the Prince Regent had it rather too much to ask at the

present moment for an opinion Llwcoæet Sulmouth rose and concerning the cause and necessity ** that before any other of a war, when, to the best of his *****! Onl. be enterer. upin by know!eilge, nu information had

: Leisule, he had one of been laid before their lor,iships on Sent: 6. prof ant communica- the subject.

sen ber muse to them that had Passing over these topics, the Pat sa iud before Parliament. Earl proceeded to take into his

mon, after the strangers consideration the speech from Sata*n, he informed thein, the throne, and the speeches of on the Prince Regent wis other noble lords, respecting the

from the House, and probable continuation of peace. a thu bark of the garden The systein of policy on which en Hote, the class of the this confidence was founded, apsal been bruhen by a peared to him, instead of tunding

tv bails from an air to secure this end, traught with

Lapseases to have been the greatest danger to the peace a! h. Ronal Highness, in of k usope. This idea he pu: ued 1.0, a cnference wie de. through various consequences; and

but teld with the touse with regard to the policy which loro, at which an Address we had adopted relative to the

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French nation, he said, that in- ing distresses of all classes of his stead of having reduced its power Majesty's faithful subjects. within moderate limits, we had “That we are willing to indulge generated in them an iinplacable the hope that these distresses may spirit of animosity, the end of be found, in part, to have ori. which would probably be, that ginated from circumstances of a having placed and supported the temporary nature, and that some present family on the throne of alleviation of them may be proFrance, that family must ultimate- duced by the continuance of peace; ly re-establish its power by going but that we should ill discharge to war with this country.

our duty to his Royal Highness, His lordship then went on to and be guilty of countenancing a consider, what he regarded as the most dangerous delusion, were we most important subject of atten. to conceal from him our opinion, tion in our present circumstances, that the pressure which now weighs our internal situation. This he so heavily on the resources of the contrasted with all that had taken country, is much more extensive place in former cases, in order to in its operation, more severe in shew the much greater difficulties its effects, more deep and general we had now to encounter; and in its causes, and more difficult to this led him to the question of a be removed, than that which has reduction of the national expen- prevailed a: the termination of any diture. After various views on the former war. subject, he said, this and the other " That we are firmly persuaded House of Parliament must impose that the same exemplary patience on the ministere the duty of re- and fortitude with which all ranks trenchment. We must insist on have hitherto borne the difficulties a retrenchment very different from under which they labour, will that adverted to in the speech continue to support them under from the throne. We must insist such burthers as may be found upon a rigid unsparing economy, indispensably necessary for the an econoiny founded not on what unavoidable exigencies of the pubsound policy requires, but on what lic service; but that to maintain necessity will alınt; not on what this disposition, it is incumbent government would have, but on on parliament, by a severe and viwhat the country can afford. If gilant exercise of its powers to we cannot extend the means to prure that sacrifice“, so painfully meet the expense of the establishe obtained, are strictly limited to the ments, we must contract the es. real necessities of the state. tablishments to meet the means. “ That while we acknowledge

His lordship concluded a long the gracious dispositions announspeech, by proposing the follow. ced in his Royal Highness's speech ing amendment :

from the throne, we cannot help *. That we hare seen with the expressing our regret that his deepest concern the continued em- Royal Highness should not have barrassments of our articulture, been sooner advised to adopt meamanufactures, and commerce; the sures of the most rigid economy and alarming deficiency of the revenue, retrenchment, particularly with reand the une xampled and increase spect to our military establish

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ments. That to prompt and effec- ment a message to the following tual reductions in this and every purpose : ober branch of the public expen

- His Royal Highness the diure, this House must naturally Prince Regent, acting in the name buk, as the first step to relieve and on the behalf of his Majesty, the distresses and redress the has given orders that there be laid nesances of which the people so before the House papers containjustly complain; and that to ena- ing information respecting certain bse themselves to assist his Royal practices, meetings, and combill dess by their advice in the nations in the metropolis, and in ein utwn of a duty so imperiously different parts of the kingdom, tuuled for by the present situation evidently calculated to endanger of the country, they will lose no the public tranquillity, to alienate Istne in instituting a strict inquiry the affections of his Majesty's subtat. the state of the nation." jects from his Majesty's person

The speakers who successively and government, and to bring into med were the Earl of Har- hatred and contempt the whole touhy, Earl Grosvenor, the Earl system of our laws and constituof Aberdeen, Lord St. John, Earl tion. His Royal Highness recomBathurst, the Marquis Wellesley, mends to the House to take these brunt sidmouth and the Earí papers into their immediate and of Darnley. It will scarcely be serious consideration." Barman to remark that the mi On February 4th, Lord Sidmouth Lasers and their opponents widely rose in the House of Lords to

tered in the conclusions they propose an answer to this commuwere led to dr.w from the pre- nication. If the answer should be,

I he question was then as he did not question that it pui, and the amendment being would, an agreement with his bra.ved without a division, the Royal Highness's proposal, it was Address was agreed to.

his own intention to refer the la the House of Commons an message to a committee of secrecy; #landment exactly of the same and all he had to desire, was that kas it was moved by Mr. Pon- their lordships would abstain from

ebv, to an address to be pre making up their minds till they ated to the Prince Regent. It were in possession of the informa#nazed many of the principal tion which was to be laid before Burkaers on both sides, among them. One remark he further had

were Mr. Bathurst, Mr. to make, which was, that the Lana'), Mr. Charles Grant, Mr. present communication was in no fuerwen, Mr. Bankes, Mr.Canning, degree the consequence of the 1. Brougham, and Mr. Tierney. shameful outrage on the Prince, The amandment was rejected by which was viewed, not only by the 2.4 to 11%, and the original mo- parliament, but by the great body Wawas then carried.

of the people, with detestation

and horror. He concluded with MSCI REGENT'S MESSAGE.

moving an address of thanks to On Feb 3d, the Prince Regent the Prince Regent for his meswat to each House of Parlia. sage.

In some of the subsequent been formed in the metropolis for speeches, hints were pretty plainly the purpose of uverthrowing, by thrown out of a secret intention means of a general insurrection, in the ministers to shackle the li- the established government, laws, berty of the subject. At present, and constitution of this kingdom, however, they kept warily on their and of effecting a general plunder ground, and the address was car. and division of property. ried unanimously.

In the last autumn various conLord Sidmouth then moved that sultations were held by persons in the papers on the table should be the inetropolis engaged in this raf rreil to a committee of secrecy conspiracy. Different measures of consisting of eleven lords to be the most extensive and dangerous chosen by baillot; which was nature were resolved upon; pır. agreed to.

tial preparations were made for In the House of Commons, Lord their execution, and various p'a is Castlereagh made a parallel motion were discussed for collecting a respecting the Prince Regent's force sufficient for that purpose. message, which was carried with. But at a subsequent consultation out opposition; as was likewise another plan was adopted, which that of a secret committee consist. was, to get a great number of ing of twenty-one members. men together to see what force

On the 18th and 10th of Fe- auld be raised ; and it was agreed bruary, the secret committee in that the best way to get them to. each House made its report of the gether would be to call a public contents of the papers cominuni. meeting. – Spa-Fields was fixed cated by the Prince Regent. upon as the place affording the

The substance of ench was near- greatest facilities for entering the ly alike; but it will probubly be town, and attacking the most immore interesting to our readers if portant points in the city. In we place both of them in their view. pursuance of this design, and in

order to assemble in the neighHouse of Lords.

bourhood of London a great num. By the Lords Committees appoint- ber of the poorer classes of the ed a Secret Committee to in- community, and particularly of quire into certain Meetings and those in whose minds the pressure Combinations endangering the of the times might be supposed to public tranquillity, and to re- have excited disaffection and dis. port to the House as they shall content, advertisements were insee occasion :

serted in newspapers, and handOrdered to report, that the com- bills were industriously distriinittee have mei, and have pro- buted, inviting the di-tressed maceeded in the examination of the nufacturers, mariners, artisans, papers referred to them.

and others, to assemble at that Their attention was in the first place on the 15th of November. instince directed to those which A large body of people accordingly relate to the metropolis; and they assembled at the time and place have found therein suih evidence pre-cribed. The most inflammaas leaves no doubt in their minds tory language was there held to that a traitofous conspiracy bas the multitude, having a direct

tendency

tendency to excite them to out the points of attack were distriraze and violence : and the meet- buted. It further appears that ing was in fact followed by some the interval between the two meetacts of plunder and riot. A peti- ings was employed with unreturn to his Royal Highness the mitting assiduity by some of the Prince Regent was agreed to at most active agitators in taking that meeting, and an adjournment regular circuits through different to Pulace-Yard on the first day quarters of the town. In these after the meeting of parliament they either resorted to the estawas proposed; but the ed of De- blished clubs or societies, or lacrmber was subsequently fixed boured in conversations, appapx n {on the proposition of one rently casual, at public houses, to of the persons concerned in the work up the minds of those with pians already described) for ano- whom they conversed into such a the meeting in Spa-Fields ; and state of ferment and irritation as that day appears to have been de- to render them, when collected in termined upon for the execution sufficient numbers, for whatever of their design.

ostensible purpose, the fit and Various schemes were forined ready instruments for the execufor this purpose. Amongst them tion of any project, however rash w2% a general and forcible libe- and desperate. In the course of tatuin of all persons contined in these circuits one of their chief the different prisons in the metro- objects appears to have been to puolis, into some of which, in or- take every opportunity of attemptOrt to facilitate its execution, an ing to seduce from their alledress to the prisoners was in- giance the soldiers of the different ted, assuring them that their guards and at the barracks. The ibrity would be restored under a principal persons concerned in Dr* givernment; announcing the this plan actually proceeded to intea led attack upon all the pri- Spa-fields on the second of De

for that day; apprizing the cember, some of them with conprime per that arms would be cealed arms, and with ammuma'y for them; exhorting them tion previously prepared ; they to be prepared with the national had also provided themselves to avviene arkade, and to co-ope- with tricolor flags, and with a rule by the most violent and san- standard bearing the following itt means to ensure success. inscription : “ The brave soldiers

It was also proposed to set fire are our brothers ; treat them kind. tan saru sus harracks, and steps were ly;" and also with tricolor cocklaim to ascertain and prepare the ades, evidently adopted as the sig. 22. of eifrering this purpose. nal of revolution. After much inAn alark upon the Tower and flammatory language a direct inhai and other points of import- vitation was by one of these per2 was, after previous consul- sons addressed to the multitude ta'»-64, finally determined upon. to proceed immediately to actual Par ard arms to a certain ex- insurrection. And it appears quite $2.1 were actually provided, and certain, that the acts of plunder baders were named, among whom which were perpetrated for the

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