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moment you throw open the door the first time that I have heard to equal and general concession, the name of a thing prized beyond and sty that the only difference the substance. The noble Karl between the churches of the dis. argues in this manner. He thinks senters and the churches of the that though the Parliament would establishment is the ecclesiastical be substantially the same, great establishment of the latter, that danger is to be apprehended if moment you will cease to p,$ts two or three Catholic representathe means of maintaining what is tives should be admitted into the essential to the security of your cther Hlouse, and two or three establishment. Parliainent will Catholic peers restored to their immediately cease to be a l'rules. hereditary seats in this blouse. tant parliament.

Surely never did the wit of man To this strain of reasoning, desise a danger more futile and Earl Grey made the following imaginary than this ! reply. The noble Earl opposite The House being at length di. has stated one danger, but it is of vided upon Lord Donoughmore's a nature somewhat unsubstantial, motion, the numbers stood as although he earnestly calls your follows: Lordships attention to it. It is, Contenta, present . . 54 that if the Catholics shall be ad. Proxies

36 mitted into full participation of

90 the privileges of the British con- Non-contents, present S2 stitution, the Parliament of this Prosies.

• 60 country can no longer be called

142 exclusively a Protestant Parliament. Really, my Lords, this is Mjority acrainst the


CHAP. CHAPTER V. Assist of the Speaker, and subsequent Procceilings.- Lord Sidmouth]

curcular Letter discussed in both Hlouses. STEAKER'S RESIGNATION. no further duty to perform than

to return my heartfelt acknowJay 30th, the following ledgments to the House for all

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Screies of the liouse of Com- upon me, and to express my ferB...s, ressed w Jeremiah Dy- vent wishes for the perpetual ** Es deputyclerk of the blouse. maintenance and preservation of

its rights, its privileges, and its Ir with the sincerest con independence. I am, Sir, un aningret that I feel iny elf always most truly your's, od to request that you will

CHARLES ABBOT. in via the livuse of Commons at Lord Custlereugh then proposed

Ictting this day, of my in- that the House should adjourn ..:s,frum continued illness, toate till Monday next, when it was ka. any longer upon their service. probable they would receive a

Liect holding the high office to communication from the Prince ata I have been raised by that Regent on the subject. — Adnur in five successive Parlia- journed. Era!, it is impossible that I On June 2, there being an undu regn so honourable and usually full attendance of niein

1...2:hed a situation without beis, Lord Castle reagh rose, and 4.-... the deepest gratitude for said that he was commanded by

..she kudness with which the Prince Regent to acquaint the dostave been pleased to accept House, that being anxious that

****t my humble endeavours no further delay should arise in

4. barge its various and are the progress of public business, Er duties.

he was desirous that they should It was my earnest wish and immediately proceed to the ele me to have continued longer in lion of a new Speaker.

Mive of the llouse, if such Sir J. Nicholl, a lilressing liimso their pleasure ; but the in- self to the deputy clerk, then WIT:3: Awon of public business which aruse, and after paying a wellu been already occasioned by merited compliment to the Speal *y rate of health, and the appre. er, he presented the Right Hon. Waar of the same cause recur. Charles Manners Sution to the 1.1:. which might again expose choice of this House. u iliAase to the like inconve- lle was seconded by Mr. E. J. * -er, bave made me deem it Littleton. 34 ray that I should retire at * Mr. Dickinson then rose to reLase, and have left me now commend Mr. Charles Wathin


Williams Wynn to the same post, adopted by the advisers of the crown in which he was seconded by Sir on this occasion. No one could M. W. Rulley.

concur more willingly in a vote The two candidates having paid of thanks to Lord Colchester than their proper respects to the himself; but why did the crown House, each party proceeded to interfere to prevent the House election, when Mr. Manners Sute from going further, and from oriton was chosen by 312 to 150. ginating any other reward which On the following day the appro- was due to his acknowledged mebation of the Prince Regent was rits ? His services had been persignified to him by his Majesty's formed in that House ; and from cominissioners in the House of it, therefore, ought their recomLords.

pence to proceed. It was not a On the same day, Lord Castle. matter of indifference that persons reagh presented the following sitting in that chair should be message from the Prince Regent. accustomed to look to the crown

The Prince Regent, acting in for the reward of their exertions the name and in the behalf of his in it. Had the message been Majesty, thinks it right to inform preceded by an address, every obthe House of Conimons, that hav- jection would have been preing taken into his consideration cluded ; but the services in ques. the eminent and distinguished ser. tion were of that nature whuch, vices of the Right Honourable for peculiar reasons, ought in the Charles Abbot, during the long first instance to be fully recogs and erentful period in which he nized and appreciated by the had filled the situation of Speaker House. of that House, has conferred upon Lord Castlereazh said, that the him the dignity of a baron of the right hon. person having been united Kingdom by the title of raised to the dignity of the peerBaron Cok hester, of Colchester, age, the purport of the message in the county of Essex; and the ought to be understood as inviting Prince Regent recimiends to the the House to make a provision in House of Commons to enable him consequence of the title, and not to make such provision for Charles of his services as Speaker. Lord Colchester, and for the heir Mr. Ponsonby was surprised at male of his body who may next the noble lord's explanation, who sucreed to the title, as shall, under might find from the very words of all the circumstances, be judged the message, that it was founded just and reasonable."

upon those services. GEORGE, P. R. After several other observaThe Chancellor of the Errhequer tions, Mr. Hynn repeated his anmoved, that the message of the vivus wish that the motion stwuld! Prince Regent respecting a pro- be withdrawn, and another subvision for Lord Colchester be stituted that would meet the taken into consideration on Thurs- wishes of every member in that day next.

Hourse Mr. Hymn expressed his asto- The Chancellor of the Erthequirt nishment at the mode of proceeding admitted the candour of the bon.


bomber's intimation. He appre- mark of the royal favour upon be: led that it might be the most Charles Lord Colchester, late **if a wry course that he should Speaker of this House, for his

raw the motion be had al- great and eminent services perrən made, and give notice of his formed to his country during the

How move an address to long and important period in te crunn on this subject on which he has, with such distinT'y next.

guished ability and integrity, pre7'de motion was accordingly sided in the chair of this House ; rawn.

and to assure his Royal Highness, On June 5th, Lord Castlereagh that whatever expense his Royal rime in the House, and after a Highness shall think proper to be 2..e compliment to the late incurred upon that account, this

mies, he moved, “ That the House will make good the same." Sus of this House be expressed Mr. Ponsonby said, that the

Right Hon. Charles Abbot, House was already in one diffi* Baron (olhester, for his culty, and he was afraid that the

est anu distinguished services wording of the address was cal.::3 the long and eventful pe- culated to produce another. The

» in white he di-charged the objection on a former day was ..:n of Speaker with a zeal that the crown should be the first

hty alihe honourable to proposer of the grant; and they :!, and advantageous to the were now told that the crown

p of this House: that he ought to determine the amount. "snied that the proofs he has After some discussion upon this

pixly groen of atla hment to matter, the motion was agreed to :.hr; and ( ountry; the exem- nem. con. : true, with which he bas The Speaker, on the next day,

in dhe dignity and privi- reported Lord Colchester's answer of the House ; the ability, to the resolution of the House of ??), and unremitting atten- Commons. Wo Juaris.entary business, Lord Castlereagh then laid be

lare marked the whole of fore the llouse the answer of the out; justly entitle him to Prince Regent to their address, - 3 tubation, respect, and gra-' which was to the following purof this House."

pose: mest on was agreed to, " The Prince Regent has the Le Speaker was directed to justest sense of the long services

2. dte the resolution to and great merit of Charles Lord L:(byter.

Colchester, late Speaker of the 1- (silencah then movel, House of Commons: and in the 12an bumble atdress be name and on the behalf of his motorl to his royal highness Majesty has already taken the

H: Regent, to beseech his same into his consideration. The si listness that he will be Prince Regene is desirous, in

**2017 plased, acting in the compliance with the wishes of his

and on the behalf of his Majesty's faithful Commons, to 18-y, to confer some signal confer upon the suid Lord Cola

chester Mr. Leslie Foster rose, and after treated by the different powers

of stating the character of the two Europe, which he borrowed from parties into which the Irish Ca. the work of Sir J. C. Hippesley. tholics were divided during the He concluded, We have thus, Sir, last year, he proceeded to show looked around Europe, and seen what the conditions are on which Calvinists, and Lutherans, and they seem now agreed. The no- Roman Catholics, and Christians mination of the Bishops has for a of the Greek communion, agreelong time been as practically do- ing in two propositions: first, mestic as any possible arrange that the patronage of the higher ment can make it. When a see stations of the Catholic clergy is vacant, & recommendation is must be vested in the state ; and forwarded to Rome from Ireland, secondly, that the most vigorous and within memory not more superintendence must be exerthan two or three instances have cised over all their communica. occurred of any difficulty in con- tions with the see of Rome. And firming this choice. Lately, it is therefore, when the right honoursaid, the persons thus nominated able gentleman asks, whether this in Ireland have been the coadju- country will continue to be the tors of the deceased bishop, who only great nation that shall perhas been selected by the bishop in sist in intolerance, I say, that his his life-time. The transmission question rather ought to be, wheof the episcopal rank has there. ther this nation will determine to fore, in practice, been a mere be the only one in Europe which matter of testamentary bequest. shall consent to place the Roman Some persons, it seems, now pro- Catholic religion in a situation so pose that the elections shall here. free from all practical control, as after he made by the deans and to form a complete imperium in chapters; but if they should, will imperio within its bosom. this mode be either less domestic, Mr. Yorke said, that the great or more conducive to give satis- difficulty he had always found of faction to a Protestant, than the bringing this question to a satispresent? The proposition of do- factory result was the foreign inmestic nomination is distinctly fucnce ; and no consideration this—that the Protestants and could induce him to yield in any Catholics having each much to material degree to the petitions of require, and much to give up, the the Roman Catholics, but the prosProtestants are to cede all that pect of security to the Protestant remains, and the Catholics are to establishment from such an influmake the single concession of re

In formerly giving his maining exactly as they are, as the opinion on this subject, he had ground of being admitted to a always said, that he thought it could complete participation of poli- only be usefully taken up when

the Pope was master of himself. After some discussion of the This was now the case ; and the principle of the veto, Mr. L. F. question appeared to stand upon proceeded to the consideration of more favourable ground with rethe manner in which the Pope is spect to any communications that

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