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HER MAJESTY, CAROLINE AMELIA ELIZABETH,
Queen of England.
House of Lords, mode of enforcing the attendance of Peers on
Thursday the 17th of Aug., ordered to reTUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 1820.
port: This day the House re-assembled, pursu.
The Committee taking into consideration ant to an adjournment. The Lord Chan- the best mode of preventing interruptions in cellor took the woodsack at 20 minutes before the public streets, have resolved four o'clock.
“1. That the High-Steward of the city of
Westminster, or bis Deputy, together with DEATH OF THE DUCHESS OF YORK. the Justices of the Peace of the said city,
The Earl of Liverpool moved, “ That an shall, by their strict care and directions 10 humble Address of Condolence be presented the constables and other officero within their to his Majesty on the Death of her late jurisdiction, lake special order that no empty Royal Highness the Duchess of York."--hackney, coaches be suffered to make any Agreed to, and the address ordered to be pre..stay between Whitehall and the end of sented to his Majesty by the Lords with Abingdon street in Westminster, from 9. of white staves.
the clock in the morning until 6 of the clock The Earl of Liverpool also moved an
in the afternoou of the same day, doring the Address of Condolence to the Duke of York, sitting of this Parliament, and that no op the death of his Royal Consort. Agreed carriages, drays, or carla, be permitted to to.
stop in the streets aud passages between the
end of Market lane, in Pall.mall, and the BILLS OF PAINS AND PENALTIEȘ end of Abingdon-street, between the hours
The DUKE of LEINSTER said, in a low aforesaid, or to pass through the old Palace tune of voice, that he rose for the purpose of yard, from one of the clock in the afternoon taking this, the carliest opportunity to state during the sitling of this Parliament; and
until one hour after the rising of this House, to their Lordships, lliat lie felt the strongest that all carriages, drays, or carte; hereby objections to the Bill of Pains and Penalties now in progress through their Lordships permitted to pass through the said streeto House, and i hat he meant to oppose it in and passages, bt obliged to go one after ano. every stage, and on every uccasion. He con
ther in the manner following that is to say) sidered all 'bills of Pains and Penalties as
all carriages, drays, or carts, going towards the engines of violence, injustice, and oppres: street or passage pext to St. Jamesos park,
Westminster, to keep on the side of the sion; bat that which was at present before and all those going the contrary way to keep tbeit Lordships appeared to him, in every on the other side of the street, and upon no point of view, peculiarly objectionable. The House then adjourned till five o'clock. account whatsoever to presume to go two or
more abreast during the sitting of this par PRESERVATION OF THE PUBLIC liament; and hereiu special care is to be PEACE.
taken by the said deputy steward, justices of At five o'clock the Lord Chancellor again herein concerned, as the contrary will be
the peace, constables, and all other officers took the woolsack.
answered to tbis honse. And it is further The EARL of SHAFT ESBURY, , as chairman of the committee appointed to Westminster, and the justices of the peace
resolved, that the High. Bailiff of the city of search the Journals for precedents as to the for the city and liberty thereof, or some of mode of enforcing the attendance of Peers on them, residing in Westminster, be served the 17th inst., presented the following re- with the order of this Honge made this day port": « The Lords Committee appointed to ex.
for the purposes aforesaid.
“ Jl. That the deputy-steward, justices of amine the Journals for precedents as to the peace, constables, and all other officers aforeNo. 27.
said, do take special care to prevent any ob
THE TIMBER TRADE. struction whatsoever tbat may impede the The MARQUIS of LANSDOWN passage of the Lords to and from this House, stbat as that day was the last during the as the coutrary will be answered to this sent sitting, in which any business wou Hoose.
attended to, not connected witb the in “ III. That the Lords with white staves tant question, which was so soon to od do bumbly move his Majesty that he will be tbeir Lordships' attention, he would pleased to give orders that such guards do that opportunity of pre.enting a pet attend this House on Thursday the 17th which he then held in his hand, s instant, and till his Majesty's further order, by all the respectable merchants in as hath been usua) in cases of impeach don and Southwark engaged in the ment."
ber Trade, and whose collective ci On the motion of the Earl of Shaftesbury, employed in that branch of com: the resolutions were agreed to. The House amounted to upwards of tno millions. then adjourned till to-morrow.
was glad to be enabled to state, tha
prayer of the petition was in confirmati House of Lords,
the positions contained in the report a
he bad the honour to present to the F WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1820. as Chairman of the Committee on Fu The Marquis of Queensberry, the Earls Trade. The petition stated, that the 'T Glasgow and Waldegrare, and a few other Trade was then suffering a great stagna Peers, took the oaths and their seats.
and it would be expedient that some alter
should be made in the existing duties fe BILL OF PAINS AND PENALTIES.
purpose of approximating the trade mo LORD KING rose and said, that as it a state of freedom than it was at pr would be necessary to examine certaiu wit distioguished by, from whicb it would nesses relative to the charges contained in that the intercourse in that way betweei the Bill of Pains and Penalties, and as it country and the northern parts of Eu would be necessary to bave an Order of the as well as the North American Col House for the purpose, he moved ibat cer. would be considerably benefitted, and tain witnesses, whose names were contained and permanent advantages would be ja a list which he held in his hand, should rivable to the empire at large. The per be ordered to attend the House when called was then brought up and read, and or spon. The Noble Lord tben handed a list to be referred to the Committee on Fo to the Chancellor, and the motion was Trade. agreed to.
CONTINENTAL RELATIONS. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF
LORD HOLLAND stated, tbat as PRECEDENTS.
attention could be expected to be paid The EARL of SHAFT ESBURY, as this day during the present Session to Chairman of the Committee of Precedents, other question but that which had occa who were empowered to report froin time to ed their Lordships to be convened at thi time, brought up the Third Report of the usual season of the year; and as that in Committee, which was read by the Clerk as tant business engrossed all attention and follows:
observations ou every other subject aj “ That it is the opinion of the Committee, but as idle talk, he would now.cuplent that during the course of the ensuing pro- self with giving notice, that he intend ceedings, upon the Bill of Pains and Penal- address some questions to the Noble ties, no Lord should give more than one opposite, in order to obtain some info order of admission on any one day, and that tion on a subject of national considera the same should be signed and sealed, and He would not then enter iuto any spec should bear the date of the day on wbich i tion of tbe points on which he purpose was to be used; also, that as the space be solicit information of the Noble Ear low the bar would admit but of a limited would be sufficient to mention, tha number of persons, it would be adviseable questions which he intended to put, re that tbe Lords should give their orders only to the relations between this country on alternate days: that Archbishops, Dukes, Russia, and between both and the goveri Marquisses, and Earls, including the Repre- of Spain, arising out of the memorial seotative Peers of Ireland and Scotland of Russian Cabinet on great recent events the same rank, should give orders on the particularly, bearing upon facts contained first day, and the remaining Peers on the Declaration of Russia, and materially a second, and so ou alternately during the ing the present state of Spain. Byg gucceeding days."
Ibis notice, he hoped he should avoid After a few words from Lord Lauderdale, imputations of taking the Noble Earl b which were not audible below the bar, the prise, if in a few days he should put Resolutions of the Committee were agreed iions to the above effect, for the purpo lo,
ascertaining whether the Noble Ear!
disclaim the imputation of entertaining prio-1, LORD HOLLAND observed, in reference ciples that were likely to involve all Europe to the motion of which the Noble Lord had in war, and which threatened the happiness given notice, that the standing orders if read and security of all the countries of the civi- must be enforced; that it was not in the lized world. It would be a great satisfaction power of the House to dispease with them, to his mind, as well as that of the public, if without a vote of the majority, by which he could obtain a disavowal of those execra. they might deal with them as was thought ble principles which were likely to be pro- proper; and if one appeared to conflict with ductive of snch lamentable results, and would another, then according to the notice, an optherefore bring the subject forward on an portunity would be given of bringing them early day.
under consideration; if no notice should be The EARL OF LIVERPOOL said, that as taken of them by any Noble Lord in the the Noble Lord intended to put of io a fu- mean time, then they must be enforced, and ture day, the asking of the questions which if there was any ambiguity in the wording of he intended to propound, it was not the time them, then by the votice they might be ento enter into a detailed explanation of the abled to make it clear before the proceedings subject. He was ready to explain whenever terminated, and avoid the necessity of debatthe questions should be put, but he could ing on the orders when the question came to not allow the present opportunity to pass the vote. without distinctly stating, that there was The EARL of LAUDERDALE was of nothing in the relations at present existing opinion, that the Noble Lord ought to have between this country and Spain which was moved, that the last read standing order likely to lead to any renewal of hostilities should be suspended, as it was evidently whatever.
contradictory with the first.
LORD HOLLAND denied that there was MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE.
qoy thing contradictory in the two orders, The DUKE of welLINGTON stated, hey were not inconsistent; one said, that that he had, along with the Duke of Mon when ihe question was put every Peer should trose, waited on his Royal Highness the rise in his place and say-content, or nonDuke of York with the Message of Condo. content; and the other directed, that wheu lence, which had been voted by their Lord a division took place, i be non-couleuls should ships, and that he had received bis Royal go below the Bar, and tbe coutents should Highness's answer, wbich was then read by remain with the same. There was nothing the Noble Duke, and after a few words from incompatible, but there might be an ambiguthe Duke of Montrose, was ordered to be ity, and the presumption of it ought to be reentered on the Jouruals.
moved. In the first case the Chancellor pat
the question, and in the second a Peer called PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE for a division; in the former the Peers an. QUEEN.
swered individually in their places ; in the LORD GAGE gave notice of his inten. latter, the separation below and within the tion to move to-morrow, before the proceed. Bar took place. ings on the Bill of Pains and Penalties com. The EARL of LIVERPOOL agreed with menced, in order that no time might be un. the Noble Lord who had spoken last, that necessarily lost, that the 201 h standing Order !bere was no inconsistency in the two stand. of the House should be enforced ; and as iug orders. The ordinary practice, indeed, there inight appear to be some inconsistency was that when the question was put, the between that and the 22d standing Order, he Lords signified their assent or dissent collec. wished both to be read, that their Lordships gively, and the Speaker of the House decided might obviale any difficulty which occurred by the sound, and if the propriety of that de. in their construction, before they came to a cision was disputed a division ensued; but stage of the proceedings when a debate upon there was another mode which though more the subject would be very unseasonable. solemn was perfectly compa:ible with she reThe staudiog Orders referred to were then galation mentioned in the 22d standing Ora read; The 201 h ordered, that whenever the der, according to that mode. On the putting question was put, the Chancellor should ad of the question by the Chancellor, ibe Peers dress the Lords individually, who should rise did noi answer collectively, but each Peer thereupon in thrir places, uncovered, com. stood up in his place, the junior being the mencing with the junior Lord, and sa, —
first called upon, and said “content, or non"content," or“ non-content.” The 22d ordered, content," and then if a doubt arose as to the that wheuever a division took place, the non accuracy with which the individual votes contents should go below the Bar, and the were collected, a division might be called contents should remain within the Bar. for, and it took place in the manner pointed
The LORD CHANCELLOR then re-out by the 22d standing Order. minded their Lordships, that it had been
The LORD CHANCELLOR concurred previously ordered, that the House was to be with the Noble Earl in his opinion of the two called over in the morning at ten o'clock. orders being perfectly reconcileable, The
Grenville } above 70 yearo.
ordinary coorse was no doubt for the Peers to mediately afterward. At ten o'clock precisely
The names of the Peers were then called
Churchill was called the Lord Chanfollow, and one party would go below the
cellor bad received a letter from his Bar, and the other remain within it, as stated
Lordship that he was ill. in the last order, which so far from being in.
Lynedoch-excused, being upwards of cousisieot with the former one, was subsidi.
70 years of age.
Gardiner--excused, being a minor, ary and auxiliary to it, and without it the other must be incomplete.
Crewe-excused, being above 70 years The House then adjourned.
Erskinemanswered to his name; hę
said that he was above 70 years of
age, and should take advantage of Wouse of Lords,
bis privilege in a future stage, if he
thought proper. THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1820.
years of age. The determination of his Majesty's go.
Cawdor vernment to proceed with this measure created an interest fully commensurate with
Camden-indisposed. the importance of the occasion. At a very early
Danstanville-out of the kingdom. hour many individuals, hoping that their as
Middleton--indisposed. siduity would procure for them an opportu. Thurlow-out of the kingdom. nity of witnessing the progress of this interest
Braybrook-excused, from ill health ing inquiry, assembled in the neighbourhood
and great age, of the House of Lords. Those, however, who
Carlton-bere. did not bear with them the passport of a Shannon-ditto. Noble Lord, or were unconnecied with the
Berkeley-ditto. Public Press, were very much disappointed.
Cartarel-above 70 years of age. Their early rising, as far as their curiosity
Ashburton-abroad. was concerned, was fruitless. The gentle- Vernon.. above 70 years of age, men connected with the Prers were enabled,
Stawell-ditto. before nine o'clock, to obtain a station the
Byron-abroad, most convenient for their labours which the
Boylemdilio. space below the bar allowed, being in one of
Petre-Catholic. those divisions immediately behind that laid
De Spencer-abroad. out for the witnesses and the Queen's counsel. Bishop of Cloyne-dead. Soon after their introduction, the Peers
Rochester-excused from age and began to take tbeir seats in the body of the
infirmity. bouse; and several members of the House
Carlisie-ditto. of Commons, amongst whom 'were observed
Norwich ditto. Mr, Tierney, Mr. Calcraft, Mr. Grenfell, &e.
Salisbury-ditto. who took up stations near tbe throne. The
Durhain-ditto. space reserved for the Queen's counsel, the
Hereford-ditto. short-hand writers, &c., was provided with
Chichester-ditto. three small desks. On these five jok-stands
Bath and Wells ditto. were placed, with a supply of pens, ink,
Litchfield and Coventry-ditto. paper, and wafers. As ten o'clock approach- Lord Gordon-excused upon the motion of edibé Peers arrived in considerable numbers.
a Noble Lord. At twenty-five minutes to nine the Lord
Mayuard-indisposed. Chancellor arrived, and took bis seat on the
Dudley and Ward-10 years of age. woolsack. The Lord Bishop of Llaudaff, as
Carletou-ditto. the junior Bishop, then read prayers. Soon
Craven-abroad. afterwards Sir Charles Abbott (Chief Justice of the King's-Bencb), together with Mr. Lond sbouts, which rent the air, now proJustice Holroyd aod Mr. Justice Best, en claimed the arrival of the Queen; for some tered the house. They were soon after fol- time the noise from without was so great, lowed by Lord Chief Baron Richards, and that we could but iodistinctly bear the Peers Mr. Baron Garrow. The Lord Chief-Jastice called. Her Majesty entered the House of of the Court of Common Pleas arrived in Lorde at the door on the right hand of the