Imatges de pÓgina

the two great political parties ; but jurymen are elected for the civil and when that was necessary, he would be criminal trials that take place. He ready to state his opinions. Sir George would not shut his eyes to the fact, adverted to the seditious publications, that the Queen had fallen into the particularly at Glasgow, and denied hands of indiscreet counsellors; but that ministers were guilty of endeavour. this was the consequence of her haing to separate the higher and lower ving been abandoned by those who classes of the people. This charge ra- ought to have been her friends and ad. ther applied to those who had made visers. Parliament had been prorogued the Queen a rallying point. Sir George in a manner the most ungracious. The defended the conduct of ministers. It separation justly described as existing was not necessary to inquire whether between the upper and lower classes, her Majesty was guilty or innocent. was chiefly the consequence of the By her conduct she had surrounded conduct of the former, who stigmatized herself with a cloud of suspicions, all who did not worship the idol of the which rendered investigation necessary. day as disaffected to the government. When he saw respectable individuals The charge of irreligion against the lending themselves to flatter the pre- lower classes was most unfounded. judices of the lower orders, he could There never was less infidelity in the not but believe that those opposed to country than at the present day, and him in politics were really sincere in no immoral writings were circulated saying they did not wish office, other. here. wise he would feel some difficulty in Mr M. Linning and the Lord Adexplaining many parts of their conduct vocate spoke in favour of the address, on recent occasions. He thanked God and Mr James Gibson against it. that a spirit of religion existed in the Mr Jeffrey stated, at the outset, country. This meeting, he said, was that in so far as the address moved by not called to decide whether my Lord Sir John Hope consisted of professions Liverpool or my Lord Grey should of loyalty and attachment to the throne be at the head of the government and the constitution, he (Mr Jeffrey) They were called on to vote a loyal and all his friends would most cordial

. address to his Majesty, which he ly go along with it ; and if gentlemen thought should pass unanimously, or on the other side considered the lanwould at least be carried by a large guage of the address, in these respects, majority.

as more choice and emphatic than that The Earl of Rosslyn was astonish- of the amendment, he was most will ed at the language held in the opening ing to adopt it. But farther than that speech, which appeared to him to be he could not give his concurrence to a greater

the government the address. He put it to every man of the country than any alluded to in of sense to say, whether the expres. the address. The expression of public sions used in the remainder of the adopinion on the late occasion came from dress did not imply an unqualified apthe general mass of the people, from probation of whatever measures mini

. the proprietors, the yeomanry, tenant. sters have taken, or may be pleased to ry, and a large proportion of the com- adopt. He agreed with the other side mercial body of the country- it came in considering this a crisis in which from the body of the peopie, who are every man was bound in duty to step the sinews of the state - from those to forward and declare his sentiments. whom we owe the strength and glory He was aware that much discontent, of the country, and from whom the and, he was afraid, also some disaffec.

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tion (though to a far less extent than their erroneous opinions, and to class
was represented,) prevailed. This be- themselves, on conviction, with those
ing admitted, all agreed in wishing to who supported the true principles of
allay the ferment. The opposite party the constitution.
held that this was to be effected by A vote having been called, the ad.
putting down and forcibly repressing dress was carried by a majority of 110
every symptom of discontent as it ap- to 26.
peared; while he and his friends, on DESTRUCTION OF THE ASSEMBLY
the other hand, were of opinion, that Rooms, Bath.-Extract of a letter
tranquillity could not be permanently from Bath.-On Thursday night, the
established, without ascertaining the 21st, about eleven o'clock, these ex-
real causes, by inquiry and investiga- tensive, elegant, and far-famed pre-
tion, and then removing them. The mises were discovered to be on fire.
learned gentleman then explained and Clouds of smoke were seen to issue
elucidated these principles at consider- from some of the lower apartments
able length, shewing the dangerous long before the conflagration became
effects of a system of blind coercion, manifest. At length the flames burst
and the advantages of a fair, liberal, out with inconceivable fury, and soon
and constitutional administration. He presented such a scene of terrific gran-
then proceeded, in a strain of animated deur and desolation as was never wit-
and powerful eloquence, to defend the nessed in this city. The engines and
Whigs as a body from the charges firemen arrived on the spot with great
which had been made against them. promptitude. At first the fire-plugs
They had been accused of relinquish- afforded but a scanty supply of water,
ing their own principles and adopting which gave the destructive element time
those of the radicals. This he most to get so tremendous a head, that it then
positively denied; challenging all and appeared, if the whole Avon had been
every man in that house to mention a poured upon the roofs, floors, and stair.
single instance in which any Whig, cases, it could not have been quenched,
either in parliament or out of it, had though it might have retarded, the
given his sanction to any of the revo, progress of the flames. The country
lutionary principles of which they had around was a sheet of elementary fire ;
heard so much. The ablest and the the sky and hills, with the numerous
best answer which had ever been made surrounding buildings, appearing "one
to the pernicious doctrines of Univer- red.” But, perhaps, the most magni-
sal SuffrageandAnnual Parliamentshad ficent sight, and awfully impressive
appeared in the Journal with which he moment, was about two o'clock, when
had the honour to be connected. But the long-pent-up flames in the large
there was another accusation ; it was ball-room burst, as if by one mighty
said the Whigs were anxious to gain effort, through the six great windows,
over the Radicals to their banners. To and seemed to glare defiance in vo-
that accusation he pleaded guilty. The lumes of liquid Aame. The conflagra-
Whigs were anxious to gain over the tion of the card-room presented an al.
Radicals, as they are also to gain over most equally heart-appalling display
the Tories. But how did they desire to of the irresistibility of fire. About
gain them over? Not by surrendering three, the stupendous roof began to
their own principles, but by the force fall in, not with a sudden crash as had
of argument and a kind conciliatory been anticipated, but by successive
treatment, to induce them to renounce fragments of tile, and blazing beams

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and rafters. By six o'clock the mighty where Mr Seward had that evening ex. element had completely effected its hibited his Fantoccini; but this is mere work of desolation, and the whole fa- conjecture. It was a fortunate cir. bric was reduced to a heap of burning cumstance that Mr Walker's magnifiruins.

cent Orrery had been removed from The heat was so intense, and the the rooms yesterday morning, that smoke so overpowering, that we la- gentleman having given his final lecment to say, but a comparatively small

a comparatively small ture the preceding evening. portion of the property on the pre- The following is the amount of the mises was saved from destruction. insurances that had been effected on Some of the apartments at the north the property thus destroyed :-On the end had been handsomely fitted up in premises, 4000l. ; furniture, &c. bethe course of the last summer for the longing to ditto, 4000l. ; Mr Mills's residence of a gentleman, who, we un- private effects, 24001., in the West derstand, is at present at Swansea, and of England Office ; property belongwho had embarked considerable pro- ing to Captain Houlton, 3000l. in the perty in the concern, and deposited in London Atlas. his rooms valuables to a large amount EXTRACT OF A Private LETTER.

in paintings, plate, &c.; the whole of The elegant chandeliers, pictures of . which, we regret to state, has been de. Beau Nash, &c. were all consumed. stroyed; but we understand that it had Some gentlemen were playing cards at been recently insured with one of the the time the fire broke out; but such London offices.

was its fury, that it could not be got The conflagration must have been under. Mr Houlton is partly insured, increased by a large quantity of oil (in and Mr Mills, the renter, also ; but which Mr Mills largely dealt,) which neither to any thing near the value. was deposited in one of the rooms near The ruins this morning present a hor. the spot where it is supposed the fire rible appearance ; there was not a more originated, being a small space used as convenient or elegant set of rooms in a dressing room to the private theatre, the kingdom.








within THE YEAR.


into the EXCHEQUER.

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£ Customs, including the Annual Duties

14,734,562 1 Excise, including the Annual Duties .

27,955,810 14 Stamps

7,113,2666 Land and Assessed Taxes, including the 'Assessed Taxes of Ireland

8,172,851 10 Post-Office

2,129,821 18 One Shilling in the Pound on Pensions and Salaries

17,600 Sixpence in the Pound on Pensions and Salaries .

8,414 Hackney Coaches

26,534 17 Hawkers and Pedlars

27,3097 Poundage Fees (Ireland)

4,227 7 Pells Fees (Do.)

845 9 Casualties (Do.)

4,826 14 Treasury Fees and Hospital Fees (Do.)

660 19 Small Branches of the King's Hereditary Revenue

121,541 3 Total of Ordinary Revenues

60,318,272 16 OTHER RESOURCES. Property Tax and Income Duty (Arrears) ·

105,527 19 Lottery, Net Profit

679,150 Unclaimed Dividends, Annuities, Lottery Prizes, &c. per Act 56 Geo. III. cap. 97.

237,512 16 Surplus Fees of Regulated Public Offices

25,280 10 Voluntary Contributions

57,870 18 From several County Treasurers in Ireland, on Account

of Advances made by the Treasury for Roads, Gaols, and Police

73,996 9 Imprest Monies repaid by Public Accountants

374,906 9 Total (exclusive of Loans).

61,872,588 Loans paid into the Exchequer

:18,756,087 6 Total Public Income of the United Kingdom, inclusive of Loans

51,787,162 2

162,563 19 665,300

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79,651 10 374,906 9

53,388,248 7 18,756,087 6

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ORDINARY REVENUES. Customs, including the An


1,514,259 13 nual Duties 9,388,509 7 Excise

1,707,15) 2 Excise, including the Annual


482,469 12 Duties 23,187,839 16| Taxes

280,607 8 Stamps 6,183,242 17 Post Office

53,533 9 Land and Assessed Taxes 7,415,562 16 Poundage Fees

4,227 7 Post Office 1,473,000 Pells Fees

845 91 1s. in the £. on Pensions


4,826 14 and Salaries

16,447 15 Treasury Fees and Hospi6d. in the £. on Pensions

tal Fees

660 19 and Salaries

9,161-19 Hackney Coaches

22,131 Total of Ordinary Revenues 4,048,586 17 Hawkers and Pedlars

24,760 Alienation Fines

5,145 2 Post Fines Seizures

8,212 4 Compositions and Proffers

602 5 Crown Lands



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Total of Ordinary Revenues 147,736,575


An ACCOUNT showing how the Public Monies remaining in the Receipt of the Exchequers

of the United Kingdom, on the 5th day of January, 1819, together with the Monies paid into the same during the Year ended the 5th day of January, 1820, and the Monies paid out of the Net Produce of the Revenues of the said Year, in Anticipation of the Exchequer Receipt ; together with the Amount of the Exchequer, Navy, and Transport Bills Issued, and not Redeemed, during the said Year ; having been actually Applied.



I._For Interest, &c. on the Permanent Debt of the United Kingdom,

Unredeemed ; including Annuities for Lives and Terms of Years 39,338,323 1
For Charges of Management thereon

270,460 8
For Interest, &c. on Imperial Loans ; including Annuities for lives and
Terms of Years

389,083 13 For Charges of Management thereon

3,791 19 For Interest on Portuguese Loan

10,200 13 For Charges of Management thereon

140 13 Applied towards the Reduction of the National Debt 1,108,876 14

200,000 Annuities for Terms of Years and Lives expired 167,978

Do.. on Lives Unclaimed for Three

Years, before 5th January, 1819 31,005 12 . . Do... on Lives Unclaimed for Three Years and upwards, at 5th January, 1819 2,412 3

33,417 15

Carry forward, £1,510,272 16 140,012,002 9

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