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absence of the grand Alcet, had equipped seven This change of object did not escape the peos cight ships of the line with the utmost expe• netration of France and Holland. The latter, ditiou-at Breft, which were lent out under the trembling at the danger to which all her polo command of M. de la Molte Piquet, in order to seffions in the East would be exposed by the lose intercept the Eultatius convoy, as well as a of that most important and valuable feitlement, sich feet, which was then likewise on its way and being totally incapable herself of providing home from Jamaica.

for its defeace, had no other resource in this exM. Piquei succeeded in the first part of his de. treme urgency, than by an application to her figa. Commodore Hotham had only four ships new friend and ally for aslittance to avert an evil,

of war for the protection of the con. which was capable in its consequences of shak.

voy from St. Eustatius. Fourteen or ing the Republic to its foundations. France was fifteen of the merchant thips were taken; but Scarcely leis interested in the prefervation of the the men of war, with the remainder of the Cape of Good Hope, or less concerned in the convoy, were theltered in some of the western consequences of its lo s, ihan Holland; but she poris of Ireland. Advice of this iniladventure was belides defirous, and it was no less neceflary being received in the grand fleet on its way that, under the circumstances of fo new and back from Gibraltar, Admiral Darby immediate unexpected a nection, me should, by a timely dispatched a fufficient force to intercept M. ly diiplay of her power and gratitude, justify to Piquet's füjuadron, on its return to Fiance. The them and to the worid, the extraordinary part French commander prudently evaded this danger; which she had led the States-Cederal to take in for upon finding the number and richness of his the contest. A squadron of five ships of the line, prize", he thought their preservation of too much and some frigates, with a body of land forces, umportance to be hazarded upon a very Jouburul were accordingly destined to this service, under contingency; and giving up at once all views the conduct of M. de Suftrein, who failed from upon the Jamaica ficet, his immediate return to Breit, in company with the grand Aeet hound his own ciasts, was barely futhicient to prevent to the West Indies under the Count de Graile, his falling in with the Brilish !quadron. li was in the latter end of March. The naval part of said, that the under-writers, or insurers in Eng this armament, was ultimately designed to land, foit fix or seven hundred thousand pounds reinforce M. de Orves and to oppofe the En. by this capture.

glish feet under Sir Edward Hughes, in the A secret expedition to a very remote part of Eart-Indies; but Sufrein's immediate and pare the world, had been long talked of, and lup- Çicuiar instructions, went, to pursue and couspoled to have been more than once in contempla- teract Johnstone's armament, upon every occation in England. The reports of great commo- Gon, and in every possible manner ; still, how. cions in Peru, and some other of the Spanish ever, keeping a conltant eye to his principal ob. dominions in America, made it generally lup. ject, the effectual protection of the Cape of pused, that the South Seas would have been the Good Hope, which was to take place of all dellination of such an armament. It seems pro- other considerations whatever. Lable, that nothing less than the nuraberlels exis As there was no great difference in point of gences, and the various untoward events of the time, between the departure of the two armawar, could have delayed the prolecution of a ments from Englaod and France, their encoun. dGgn, which seemed pregnant with the most fa- ter was, even in the utual course of things, not tal confequences to the enemy.

improbable; but as the court of Versailles was At this time, when our enemies were multi, accurately informed of Johnstone's force, and of plied, the design leemed not only to be revivert, all the circumstances attending his convoy, it but to be serioully adopted. A small squadron inay be reasonably supposed, that they were not (whole objects and destination were kept secret) totally ignorant of his course, any more than of onder the conduct of Commodore Johnstone, his destination. with a body of land forces commanded by Gene- That commodore had, with the feet under sal Meadowves, (who had been lo highly diftin his care, put into the Cape de Verd lands, be. guithed in the action with D'Eitaing at St. Lue longing to Portugal, for water and fresh provicia) accompanied the grand feet on its departure fons; and as they had no idea of any enemy from England for the relief of Gibraltar. The of danger being ac hand, they seem to hare fjuadron conditiedoi a eventy-four, a lixty-four, lain without much care or order, as it suited and three fi lyogun tips, betides leveral frigates, the convenience of the respective captains, in an a bomb-vellei, frethip, and some floops of war. open harbour or bay called Port Praya, situated The land force was composed of three new regi- ja the most considerable of those islands, called Inents of a thousand men each. Several out, St. Jago, and belonging to the principal town. ward bound Eall-India-men and store or ord- A great number of the crews were absent from Dance velfels, went out with this convoy, and the ships, being engaged in the various purposes the whole fleet, including transports and armed of watering, thing, embarking live cattle, Tips, amounted to more than forty fail. The and all the other occupations, necesary to the object of this

armament was undoubledly preparation or supply of so many vessels, for fo changed in consequence of the Dutch war, long a voyage. A number of men and officers which occafioned an attempt upon the Cape of

were likewise on shore, partaking of the healeb Good Hope to be fubstituted, in the place of the and the recreations of the island. large field of enterprize which lay open in South- In this unprepared and disordered state, the America. The war was loo vast, to afford a

Ils man of war of 50 guns, which happened to Tilility of ieeding it in all içs parts

be one of the outermost ships, perceived, besween

nine and ten in the morning, a strange Malta, and captain of the Artesien, being killed, April 16,

squadron, coming close round under that ship cuc her cable, and endeavoured to 1781.

a narrow Nip of land the extreme poinc make the best of her way out. M. de Suffrein, of which forms the eastern angle at the catrance thus delerced by his second a-stern found the of the harbour; and although the land of the in- danger so great, and the adventure so hopeless, tervening neck was high, so much was seen of that he followed the example. The unfortunate their signals and manner of working, that they Hannibal was now left alone as a mark to be were easily perceived to be an enemy, and fired at, by every ship in the feet whose guns judged to be French. The alarm being given, could be brought to bear upon the object ; while lignals for unmooring, for preparing for action, she was herleif fo dismantled and ruined, that and for recalling the people on more, were her returns were flow and ineffective. Overa speedily thrown out; for though the port was whelmed by such a weight and quantity of fire, neutral, it was well known that the French, the exhibited an extraordinary spectacle of dila: where advantage offered, were seldom scrupu: trels and gallantry ; the only comfort left in 10 lous in the obiervation of it; and besides, as terrible a situation, being the impoffibility of its the Portuguese fort and garrison were utterly long continuance. She had already lost her foreincapable of maintaining the rights of fove- malt and bowsprit, and her cable being either reignty, it might be supposed that they would cut or shot away in the effort of hoitting more be less attended to.

fail to get out of the fire, both her main and No fleet could be taken at a greater disade mizen malts went overboard, fo that the remainvintage; and among their various embarral. ed a mere hulk upon the water. It is not easy ments it was not the least, that the decks of to be understood by land-men, how she couldeia most of the ships were encumbered with water cape in such a condition her colours were calks and live stock, while the suddennels of either liruck, or that away; the former being the attack afforded no time for their being cleare allerted on one side, and denied on the other. ed. M. de Sufficin, having feparated from She, however, joined the other hips at the the convoy, and hauling clole round the eastern mouth of the bay; and was cowed off, and arpoint of land, with his five tail of the line, was lifted in erecting jury malt» by them. As their very soon in the centre of the British Aileet, the attack was fudden, their retreat was fo precipiFrench ships firing on both sides as they passed. tate, that the Sphynx, of 64 guns, narrowly efThe Hannibal, of 74 guns, M. de Tremignon, caped being loft upon a reef of rocks which runs Jed the way with great intrepidity; and when out from the western point or the ha bour. he got as near our ships (the Hero, of 74 guns, Commodore Johoftone pursued the enemy, Captain Hawker, the Monmouth of 64, Cap- and endeavoured to renew the engagement. But taio Alms, and the Jupiter of so, Captain various obstacles, among which were the damage Parley, as he could fetch, dropped his anchors Sustained by the Ilis, the narure of the winds with a noble air of resolation, which gained the and currents, and the late time of day at wilich applaule even of his enemies.. The Heros, of there seemed any poflibility of its being done, the same force, M. de Suffrein's own ship, took all concurred in defeating this purpose. The the next place ; and the Artelien, of 64 guns, Hinchingbrooke East-Indiaman, which, after a anchored a-stern of the Hero. The Vengeur gallant resistance, and being much corn, had and Sphynx, of 64 guns each, ranged up and been carried out by the enerny, was retaken; down, as they could, through the croud of 'and, as if it had been decreed, that they should Chips, and fired, on either side, at every ship as

bear away no trophy from this action, the Inferthey passed. The Romney, of 50 guns, the nal fire-lip, which (by unluckily lying too commodore's own sh P, being too far advanced near the mouth of the bay) had likewise beca towards the bottom of the bay, and 100 much carried off, was recovered by her own crew. interrupted by the vessels that lay between to Such was the illue of this Itrangely conducted, take an effective part in the action, Mr. John. irregular, and contuled action, in which M. de stone accordingly quitted her, and went on Suftrein made no great display of those eminent board the Hero.

qualities, which have fince, through the series The engagement lasted from firft to last about of bard fought and desperate conflicts he fura an hour and half; and the ships being very cained against Sir Edward Hughes in India, close, and the English firing only from one tide, the rendered his name to highly and so deservedly guns were incelTantly played, and the cannonade renowned. The French leem to have built too was extremely heavy. In lome time after the much upon the advantages of their furprize; action began, leveral of the India ships, having and to have acted as if they had been rushing on recovered from their first surprize, fied with to a certain prey, rather than to the rough engood effect on the enemy. On the other hand, counter of an enemy, who was in all circumthe two French seventy-tours carried much hea. stances and situations truly formidable; a few vier metal than the English, their lowelt tiers of our land officers and soldiers, who were paiof 36 pounders throwing thot equal to 42 pounds sengers on board the India fhips and transporte, of our weight ; and the llis, as well as the were killed or wounded; but the lots of men Romocy, was by Situation cut off from any upon the whole, considering the closeness of the great Thare in the action; although the former action, the smoothness of the water, with the fuffered severely from the fire of the enemy as number and crowded situation of the shipping, chey passed.

was very small; and such as it was, was lo In about an hour, the situation of the three divided, that almost every vertel of the Aeet and French ships at ancho became too intolerable to convoy sustained some part. The merchant thip. be endured, and M. de Cardaillac, a knight of ping received; however, conGderable damage in

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eheir Hulls and rigging. The Fortitude India. the execution. The difficulty lay in condu&ting Ipan was distinguished by the extraordinary bra- the l'urprize in such a manner, as Mould prevent very of her defence ; and when he was at the enemy from having time to destroy the thiplengih, after much fire, boarded, Captain Jen- ping, to facilitate this purpose, the commodore kinion, who, with his company of the 98th re- took the charge of pilotage upon himself: and giment were passengers, molt gallantly cleared running in under the shore in the night, and che deck and the rigging of the enemy; and judging his distance only by the lead, he was the victors had afterwards the satisfaction of enabled by travesses to turn into Saldanha Bay taking up and saving some of those whom they betimes in the morning; and was so alert and had compelled to jump overboard.

rapid in his movements, that though the enemy The Acet failed from Port Praya in the were apprehensive of their danger, and had kept May 2d. beginning of May, and towards the their fore-top-fails bent in preparation, yet they

middle of June the commodore dit had scarcely time from the dilcovery co the patched Captain Pigot, with three or four of the coming up of the British ships, to loose chem, best sailing frigates and cutters, to proceed 10- to cut their cables, and to run the veffels on wards the fouthern extremity of Africa, in or- shore. The boats being instantly manned, the der, if poflible, to obtain some intelligence of leamen with their usual alacrity boarded the dhe ftate of the enemy in that quarter ; with thips, which were already set on fire by the eneinstructions to rejoin the fleet, at a given point my, and had the fortune to extinguith the flames, of latitude and longitude. Captain Pigot had and to save four large thips, from 1000 to 1100 the fortune to fall in with and take a large tons each; bue the fire raged with iuch fury in Dutch East India Thip of 1200 tons burthen, the Middleburgh, of equal bunthenthat all which had newly failed from Saldanha Bay near their efforts to save her were incffc&tual, and the Cape ; she was laden with stores and provi- the blew up in less than ten minutes after the fions, besides 40,000l, in bullion, for the island boats had abandoned her ; but by a moft extraof Ceylon; but the intelligence she afforded was ordinary exertion of labour and courage, they of still greater value than the cargo.

towed her out ftern foremost, and thereby saved From this it appeared, that M. de Suffrein, the other prizes from deftrudion. li' was a with five fail of the line, most of his tran!ports, matter of Tome curiosity, to fee General Meaand a considerable body of troops, had arrived dows personally aflisting in this dangeruns ferat Falle Bay, on the 2117 of June ; and that vice, which was to enurely foreign io his proseveral Dutch Eaft-India ships (humeward bound, feflional line of a clion. but afraid to proceed) were then at anchor in A remarkable inttance here occurred, of the Saldanha Bay, which lies about fourteen leagues mileries to which royalty, as well as the reft to the northward of the Cape town and fort. of mankind, is at times liable, and of ihe rain To explain the caule of their lying at so great a which generally attends all intimate connections distance from their principal settlement and de- between weak' states and the more powerful; ience, it may be necessary to observe, that the which becomes Riil more inevitable, and the Table Bay, upon which thele lie, is not only calamity infinitely more grievous, if the itronger much Imalier, and leis convenien: than that of in, under any pretence, admitted to gain a hold Saldanha, but'is exceedingly dangerous to ship and fouring in the country of the weaker. ping during the winds thac bow in our summies A boat was leen rowing from the thore to the months. These bad properties atiending Table commodore's thip, filled with people in the earBay; was the motive of M. de Sufficin's an- tern garb, who, while yet at a distance, made choring in Falle Bay, which lies at the back of the most humiliating tigns of fupplication. that very long and narrow neck of land, running Thele were no less than the iwo kings of Terfar oue'inco the sea, the mountao at whole nate and Tidore (two of the valuable (pice head forms what is properly called the Cape. isand ) with the princes of their relpective faThe bottom of ihis bay lies within about thice milie, who had been long expiating, in the leagues by land of the Cape town (which is litu- 'extreme of misery, thuse bleflings of nature, aced a litele higher up on the opposile coast than which had rendered their countries the objects the junction of the continent with the peninsu- of foreiga ambition and avarice. Theie unharry la) alihough she passage by tea round the acck princes having, upon some jealousy or fulpicion, is long, difficult, and (aagerou'.

been deposed by the Dutch, had, according to The timely arrival of the French squadron the harth and cruel maxims which have ever dit and troops was what preserved the Cape and its graced their government in the East, for several dependent felelements to Holland; for Deicher years been confined within the limits of a parched sheir troops nor their fortifications were at all and detolace idland near this place, which ferves capable of refitting the land and the naval force, as a common pribon and receptacle for maleface under General Meadows and Commodore John- tors and crnninals, of all degrees and countries, ftone. The frigates having rejoined the Hect, from their various feclements in India; where with their prize and iniclligence, pretty car. these royal pertonages, with their familier, Jy in July, and the commander finding that were, without regard to sex or quality, obliged sheir views on the Cape were entirely frustrated, to herd upon equal terms with the moit profiiMr. Johoftone determined to prost of what was gate and abandoned of the human race. li seems yet within reach, by an attempt upon the Dutch they had been lately reinoved upon some occaps in the bay of Saldanha.

lion from the inand co the continent; and seizing This scheire was aboy and successfully con. the opportunity which the prelent moment of duétei. The peries knowiedge which our feae terror and confusion afforded to escape from bonmco had of that bay, do well as of the whole dage, they few for refuge and protection to the

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We have received letters from several of settlement of trade and commerce between Great our readers, which mention, that the portion Britain and Ireland, we have ample reason to be of our magazine which is allotted for the para convinced of the good effects of your Grace's reJiamentary intelligence of Great Britain and presentacions, and the weight of your interposi-, Ireland, will not admit our keeping up with the tion; in particular we acknowledge your Grace's prèient occurrences, but oblige us to be long wildom, which, disdaining the use of temporary in arrear with both kingdoins. Also that ma- expedicats, has adopted the nobler work of a ny debates and accounts -of proceedings not complete and final settlement. only come very lace, but are quite unimpor- “ We shall eagerly pursue the wise principles tant. We acknowledge the force of these which your Grace has pointed out for this arobjections; and, as we are willing always to rangement, and endeavour to form a system on accommodate ourselves to the opinion of the such a basis as may secure its permanence. public, we thankfully receive their hints, and 22.] Ordered, on the motion of Mr. Foster, Thall adopt the mode recommended by our

that the house do, on Monday te’onight, procorrespondents. Our future plan therefore ceed to take into consideration the Tpeech' from will be, to copy noching from the British de. the throne. bacea, but what hath an immediate relacionio He followed this by another motion, viz. Ireland; and to give only fuch proceedings of " that the house do, on Tuesday se’nnight, rem the Irith parliament, as are of general im- solve itself into a committee of the whole house, portance. In conformity with this plan, we

to take into consideration that part of the Lord Thall now begin the proceedings at large in Lieutenant's speech which relate to an adjustboth kingdoins, on the most important matter

ment of the trade and commerce between Great that hath been discussed during this century, Britain and Ireland.” Damely, the final adjufiment of commerce bea Right Hon. Luke Gardiner. I think there are Iween Great Britain and Ireland,

great objects, and of the first consequence; but

as, perhaps, some difference of opinion may aProceedings in the Irish Parliament, or the Pro- rise in the prosecution of this bulinets, I wish

feftions for a final Adjustment of Commercial the gentlemen in the confidence of government Interefts between Great Britain and Ireland. would, as soon as posible, inform this houle

what are the particular objects they mean to Thursday, January 20, 1785

bring forward ; or what is the system on which

they intend to proceed in an affair of such magN this day, the Lord Lieutenant opened Ditude, that time may be had to consider it. the leflions with a speech, in which were

Right Hon. Thomas Orde. A subject of so che tollowing words.

great a nature is not to be caken up in an hure

ry, nor is it intended so to do; but as the a. “ I am to recommend, in the King's name, ministration of both kingdoms has, after the ma. to your earneft investigation, thoie objects of curest deliberation, agreed upoo the outline, I trade and commerce between Great Britain and thail on the day mentioned by my right hon. Ireland which have not yet received their coin. friend state the general fyftem of commercial adeo pleie adjustment. In framing a plan, with a juftment between the two couatries. view to a final settlement, you will be sensible Richard Griffith, Esq. As we are, I underthat the interests of Great Britain and Ireland sand, to have a recess for tome days, I entreat ought to be for ever united and infeparable ; and the right hon. secretary to give us the outline of his Majesty relies on your liberality aná wiidom this adjustment now; chat by turning it in our for adopting fuch au cquitable fyftem, for the minds for lome time, we may come the better joint tenefit of both countries, and the support prepared to meet it on that day: of the common intereit, as will secure mutual

Travers Hartley, Esq. I think we cannot be faci-faction and permanency."

too soon informed of this bulinels, por have too To this was answered in the address of the much time given to consider an adjustment which house lo his Majelty :

we are cold is to be final. * We return your Majesty our sincere thanks

Right Hon. John Hely Hutchinson (Secretary for graciously recommending to'our diligent ac

of State.) I cannot help being surprized that teation the final adjustment of commercial ob- gentlemen who are advocates for thole commer. jects with our lister kingdom. Deeply penetrate

cial regulations should wish to precipitate the ed with your Majesty's paternal regard, mani- businels, by bringing it forward betore the genfesting an equal interest in the prosperity of your tlemen have time to arrive in town from the people, we ihall consider the advantages of eve

country, as it is necessary fo serious a matter ry part of the empire as the true ba fis

of such an

should be investigated in the fullest house." adjustment; and as a lettlement arranged upon

31.] Mr. Secretary Orde. On a former day these equitable principles mult give universal fa. I gave notice that I would, as of to-morrow, tisfaction, and its advantages, in order to be fub- bring forward the final commercial adjustment ftantial must be lalting, we hall exert ourselves becween this country and Great Britain. I do to secure ics permanence with the same earneft- not think it would be decent or refpc&ful in me Dels that we thail seek its accomplishment."

towards the house to exhibit any thing in a crude

or indigested manner. I have not as yec beca And in the address to the Lord Lieutenant was able to arrange and methodize all the papers and this sentence:

materials which I have collected for that pure “ From the gracious manner in which his pole, but I hope I shall very shortly be able to Majesty has condescended to recommend a final prepare them for the conüidcratica of the mema

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and trust the house will grant time until consequence to our manufactures, and to the Saturday next for that purpose, on which day I whole nation, that it ought not to be, delayed, will undoubtedly bring forward the final adjuste especially as the right hon. gentleman is more

than able to supply ine place of any member ia The order for to-morrow was accordingly dis- the house. charged, and a new order made.

Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer thanked him Feb. 4) Mr. Secretary Orde read his Ma. for his good opinion, but begged to be excused; jesty's aniwer to the addiéts of the house, in and added, that to his certain knowledge admiwhich anfwer, were the following words relative niftration were as eager as possible to communito the comımercial business.

cate to the publie ihe propoled plan, " GEORGE R.

The order for the house going into a commite “ HIS Majesty is fully persuaded that a pro- tee on that bulinels was poltponed 'eill Monday. cper degrec of attention will be shewn, in the 7.) A motion was made, that the house do bonsideration of such internal regulations as may refolve itfelf into a committee of the whole oe necessary for securing the peace and happiness house, to take into confideration that part of

f his subjects in Ireland, as well as for the fit. his grace the Lord Lieutenant's speech which tlement of all commercial objects between his relates to an adjustment of trade and commerce kingdoms upon equitable and lasting principles, becween Great Britain and Ireland, which befor the mutual advantage of the different parts ing carried, and the Solicitor General having ta. of the empire; and they may depend upon his ken the chair, most ready concurrence in the support of luch Mr. Secretary Orde moved that the following measures as, upon a mature consideration, may paragraph should be read from the speech at ibe appear to draw. closer those ties of interest and opening of the leflion. affection between the two countries, which are “ I am to recommend, in the King's name, fo essential to their general happinels and prof. to your earneft investigation those objects of perity.

trade and cominerce between Great Britain and

G. R." Ireland which have not yet received their con 5.) Mr. Speaker informed the houle that he plete adjustment. In framing a plan, with a had received a letter from Mr. Orde, acquainting view to a final settlement, you will be sensible himn that by a severe indisposicion he was prevents that the interests of Great Britain and Ireland ed from coming down to the houle this day, ought to be for ever united and inseparable ; and which was the more distrefling to hiin ao he his Majesty relies on your liberalily and wisdom was to communicaie matters of the greatest im. for adopcing luch an equilable system, for the portance.

joint benefit of both countries, and the support Mr. Corry asked if the right hon. gentleman of the common interest, as will secure mutual had mentioned any other day?

satisfaction and permanency.". Mr. Secretary of State declared he had receive Mr. Secretary Orde. I must apologize for the ed a note similar to the one the Speaker had delay that has unavoidably arisen in framing and menijoged, and though no particular day was bringing forward the resolutions which I am now named thercio, he was persuaded the hon. gen. about to submit to the consideration of the comtleman would come down as soon as posible, and mittec- confefs my own inability to do justice communicate what he intended.

to a measure of luch valt importance as they Mr. Corry. It is never my desire to embar- contain, and I throw myself upon the caodour sals government by any itazing or trifling oppo- ' and geoerosity of the committee, while I a:filioo. I am very forry that any indifpofition tempt to state, the plan tor a final adjustment, prevents the right hon. gentleman's attendance, which I trust will be found consonant io the teand will readily allow any reafonable time for nor of the fpeech, and the defire of the nation; bringing forward his plan, but as this is a bus. and it is a great confolation to me that the good ness of vast importance, there is a necesity for wishes of every liberal-minded person muk go the house to know the precile day, as it is a along with ine. Formytelt, Sir, I have undertaken matter that concerns the whole country ; for a business or to much magnitude, because I would which reason gen:lemen ihould come prepared. not teem to shrink from my duty, which, how

Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer faid he had ever personally distressing to me, has many cirjust left Mr. Orde, and affured the house that cumstances ofiatisfaction in it, and chiefly that I act he was so hoarse with a cold, that if he were in conformity to the wishes of this houle; and I am pow attempting to deliver his sentiments in his confident that the measure I have to propose is place, no gentleman could hear him ; that he directed to the efTential welfare of the country. hop: . to conie down on Monday on this buli- I am relieved allo, is a great degree, frosti Dels.

the weight of perional anxiety, by a conderaliMr. Hartley It may easily be judged of on of the affittance I shall receive, to make a what importance the business that was to have mends for my deficiency. To the councils ar.d come on is, from the crouds it has broughts but guidance of chole gentlemen to whom I allude, whilft I lament the right hon. Secretary's illness, I feel a pride to acknowledge my war mest obliwhich renders it impoflible for him to lay polie- gations; to them indeed I am much indebied, tively when he can come down, I comfort my- and on eltem I thall depend for the farther favour self that his ablence can be of little moment in of correcting any mistake, or explaining any dbthis case, it it lould concipue after Monday, as {curity, which I may iall into. the Chancellor of the Exchequer is a gentleman The success of which I am chiefly ambitiou', to well qualified to act for him, and give as rull is to make it appear that the object of the King an account of what is intended. It is of such minillers has been to prove a real attention to i

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