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The King, on the Prosecution of James Harris v. the Rev. Robert

Woodward, Clerk, and others.-Conspiracy
Tral of Roger O'Connor, Esq.
The king . Hamilton. ---Child Stealing
Preston v. Scarborough. --Stealing a Letter
Archet,-- Setting Fire to Hay and Barley Stacks

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Passed in the Fifth Session of the Fifth Parliament of the United

kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 56 George 111.

A. D. 1817
Bill of Mortality
Price of Stocks
Table of Bankrupicies
Arerage Price of Corn
Statement of the quantity of Porter lreved in London
List of the Prince Regent's Ministers
Meteorological Register

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Treaty between his Majesty the King of France and Nararre and his

Majesty the King of Portugal, concluded Aug. 28, 1817
Translation of the Bull against Bible Societies
Talles, Public Income, Expenditure, &c.

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Report of the Select Cort mittee of the House of Commons on the

of the Committee on the Employment of Clinting Boyx
First Report from the Scled Committee on Finance
Second Duto
Erlents in And

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Letters of Benjamin Franklin
character of the late Rolert Fulton, Esq.

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Description of a Sertanejo
Thee indian Vettres


*cze of his Majesty's late Ship Alceste, to the Yellow Sea, wc. Varratise of the Shipureck of ditto Ås Amount of the Natives of the Tonga Islands arratise of a loyage to New Zealand T-srels in the Interior of America James's Journal of a Tour in Germany, &c. Chinese Drama


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Serrature of a Journey from Chumouni to Mount Blanc
Vster of a Mineralogical Excursion to the Giunt's Causeway
On Camon as an article of Commerce
(na the Greenland or Polar Ice
Persian Gull:- Discorery of Eight Islands
.4.rmt of a Rhinoceros llunt in India
E posts of a Lion Shooting Parly
Britory of the Coccus Lacca, or Lac Insect
.4.count of the Biddery Ware
la of the Cocoa- Nu Tree.

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Dials of a Parsee at Bomlay

fesses of e Passage across the Bay of Bengal feruunt of the Funeral Ceremonies of a Burman Priest fragrap ty of Cochin China

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La R sie
Toe Burral of Su john Moore
Csapien. Ose on the Retirement of Mi.J.P. Kemble

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For the Year 1817.



T. Poisce Regent's Speech.-Insults offered him.--His Message to both

Hos of Parliament.---Taken into Consideration by the Houses of Loss and communs, and a Secret Committee appointed in each.Reput from the Committee in each House.

I:NUL AFGENT'S SPEECH. of the honour of the country

against the government of Algiers, January Qbth, his Royal have been attended with the most

at the Parliament with the “The splendid achievement of . *:2 preh.

his Majesty's fleet, in conjunction M: Lards and Gentlemen, with a squadron of the king of the

Is it with deep regret that l Netherlands, under the gallant 2. 2.La o'yld to announce to and able conduct of Adm. Viscount

1x no aleration has occur. Exmouth, led to the immediate

a 1. st.te of his Majesty's and unconditional liberation of all --**!. nepasitun.

Christian captives then within the I ratinue to receive from territory of Algiers, and to the 2.sers the strongest as. renunciation by its government of . f their friendly dispo- the practice of Christian slavery. wards this country, and of “ I am persuaded that yoju will Ort desire to maintain be duly sensible of the importance <:a tranquillity.

of an arrangement so interesting e barbatics to which I was to hunanity, and reflecting, from

; to test, in vindication the manner in which it has been . LIX


accomplished, accomplished, such signal honour "My Lords and Gentlemen, on the British nation.

" I have the satisfaction of “ In India, the refusal of the informing you that the arrangegovernment of Nepaul to ratify ments which were made in the a treaty of peace which had been last session of parliament, with a signed by its plenipotentiaries, oc- view to a new silver coinage, have casioned a renewal of military been completed with unprecedentoperations.

ed expedition “ The judicious arrangemonts “ I have given directions for of the governor-general, seconded the immediate issue of the new by the bravery and perseverance coin, and I trust that this meaof his Majesty's forces, and of sure will be productive of consithose of the East-India company, derable advantages to the trade brought the campaign to a speedy and internal transactions of the and successful issue ; and peace country. has been finally established upon “ The distresses consequent upon the just and honourable terms of the termination of a war of such the original treaty.

unusual extent and duration have “ Gentlemen of the House of been felt, with greater or less seCommons ;

verity, throughout all the nations “I have directed the estimates of Europe; and have been consifor the current year to be laid be- derably aggravated by the unfafore you.

vourable state of the season. “They have been formed upon a Deeply as I lament the pres. full consideration of all the pre- sure of these evils upon the counsent circumstances of the country, try, I am sensible that they are with an anxious desire to make of a nature not to admit of an every reduction in our establish- immediate remedy ; but whilst I ments which the safety of the em- observe with peculiar satisfaction pire and sound policy allow. the fortitude with which so many

" I recommend the state of the privations have been borne, and public income and expenditure to the active benevolence which has your early and serious attention. been employed to mitigate them,

“ I regret to be under the ne. I am persuaded that the great cessity of informing you, that sources of our national prosperity there has been a dehciency in the are essentially unimpaired; and I produce of the revenue in the last entertain a confident expectation Year: but I trust that it is to be that the native energy of the counascribed to temporary causes; try will at no distant period sur. and I bave the consolation to be mount all the difficulties in which lieve, that you will find it practic we are involved. cable to provide for the public “ In considering our internal service of the year, without make situation, you will, I doubt not, ing any addition to the burthers feel a just indignation at the atof the people, and without adopee tempts which have been made to ing any measure in jurious to that take advantage of the distresses system by which the public credit of the country, for the purpose of of the country has been hitherto exciting a spirit of sedition and sustained.


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