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Minister of St John's Church, Glasgow. Duncan's (tinerary of Scotland, with No. 4. Is. sewed.
maps, &c. &c. Pourth edition, with imA Charge delivered to the Grand Jury portant alterations. 12mo. 7s. 63. bound of the County of Stirling, on 230 June in blue roan. 1820 ; by the Right Hon. Charles Hope, Leslie's Philosophy of Arithmetic. Se Lord President of the College of Justice, cond Edition, improved and enlarged, 840. published by request of the Jury.
verse interest in the Chamber, but would FRANCE.- The Election Law, the have made it merely an engine to clothe with discussion of which excited such interest authority the views and wishes of the exethroughout France, has at length passed cutive. both the Chambers, and received the Royal During the discussions on this law, it apassent ; not, however, until its original pears that Paris was the scene of most vie tenor was considerably modified. An lent contentions, to quell which the em... amendment on the law was proposed on ployment of troops was found necessary. the 4th June, by M. Bain, which was When the adoption of the first article becarried by a majority of 185 to 66, and came known without doors, the populace which was afterwards agreed to by assembled in groupes, exclaiming, “ Long the Ministry. This amendment was to live the Charter,” making at the same the following effect : The Departmental time menacing gestures to those who repliColleges are to consist of the electors pay- ed to them, by exclaiming, “ Long live ing the most taxes, equal to a fourth of the the King.” Between these opposite parties whole number of electors of each depart- an affray quickly ensued, and the military ment; these Colleges are to elect 172, interposing to restore order, they were in. deputies; the Electoral Colleges of Arron- sulted by the multitude. A law student disseinent are also to elect each a deputy ; attacked one of the soldiers, and endeavourthese Colleges are to consist respectively of ed to disarm him : the latter fired, and all the electors having their political dómi. the ball entered the stomach of the rash cile in each arrondissement, and the fifth youth, who was conveyed to the house of a of the present deputies that are to be re. neighbouring surgeon. The refractory moved are to be elected by the Colleges of populace being compelled to retreat, fie: Arrondissement. The Chamber will thus nally met in various parties at the Palais consist of 430, instead of 258 deputies. Royal, the gate of which was ordered to be
By the amended plan 172 Deputies will shut. The coffeehouse Lemlin was closed be returned to the Chamber by only one by authority, and peace was maintained fourth of the existing body of electors. throughout the night by patroles of genBy thus diminishing the voters, a field is darmes. Marshal Oudinot, who directed the opened for the exercise of Ministerial in. troops , received asevere contusion, which fluence, and if the Treasury succeed in ap- confined him some time to his chamber, pointing 172 Deputies, they will only have to Trial and Execution of Louvei.The gain over 44 of the Deputies chosen by the trial of Louvel, the assassin of the Duke Electoral Colleges of the Arrondissement, de Berri, commenced before the Chamber in order to have a majority in the Cham- of Peers on Monday 5th June. The priber.
soner heard the indictment read with the The project, however, is totally differ- utmost sang froid. He was then interro, ent from what it was originally. It en- gated by the Chancellor. When asked his larges the number of Deputies to the Cham- reason for stabbing the Duke de Berri, ber, and it gives the Ministers considerable he answered, that he had taken his life advantages in controlling the elections of away, with the intention of destroying the those additional members. But by the ori. Bourbon race, which, in his opinion, was ginal plan they would have had a control a misfortune to the nation. He denied generally over the whole elections, and no that he had any motive of personal enmity member who was not acceptable to them towards the Duke ; and assigned as his could have been appointed without a hard reason for giving him the dreadful preferstruggle. The present plan infuses into ence over all the other branches of the the Chamber an aristocratical interest ; the Royal Family, that he was a blockhead? former plan would have made it wholly aris. He admitted, also, that he had entertained tocratical it would have left no other ad. his horrid project since 1814, in which year he went to Calais, expecting to meet French Clergy. During the sitting of some of the Royal Dukes on their return to the Chamber of Deputies, on Friday the France. To a question, Whether he had 228 June, the state of the clergy in France any religious principle; and if so, what re- was made the subject of discussion, The religion he was ? he replied, “ I am a estimates for the established clergy of the Catholic; but I have changed according Church of Rome amounts to 22,600,000 to events ; sometimes a Theophilanthro- francs, (L.941,000,) which was granted by pist, and sometimes a Catholic."
the Chamber. The minister of the interior had promised to favour his escape, and if then demanded the sum of 60,000 francs he had succeeded in getting away, he de- (L.2500) for the Protestant clergy, and clared that he would have continued his further required that the estimate should project of assassination against all those be augmented to the sum of 60,000 franes who had borne arms against, and had (L.2500) for the repair of Protestant betrayed the country. He repeatedly de. Churches. He stated, that “the Protestnied having had any accomplices. M. ant religion is organized in 50 departBonnet, his advocate, endeavoured to prove ments of France: it is celebrated in 200 that Louvel was suffering under mental churches or places of worship, the greater alienation. It was not that he considered the part of which are in want of repair. accused a fool, but under the dominion of There are many places where, for want of that species of madness called monomania, churches, the service of religion is celebratwhich confined the thoughts of the patiented in the open air.” This estimate was to one object only, and in Louvel's case, it granted without the slightest opposition. appeared that he had entertained the design of murdering the Bourbons for the last
AMERICA. six years. Louvel then read his defence, BUENOS AYRES.--Accounts have been The Court was then closed, and on re- received from hence up to the middle of opening the President proceeded to read the April. At that time Mr Saratea continusentence, which declared Louvel guilty, ed at the head of the Government, though and condemned him to death.
things remained in a very precarious state, The execution of Louvel took place on Albear, who some years ago was in the suWednesday the 7th, at six P. M. He per. preme command, and after his dismissal sisted to the last in denying that he had resided at Rio Janeiro and Monte Video, any accomplices. The spectators at the forming plans to turn out his rivals, had execution are calculated at upwards of arrived at Buenos Ayres, when another 200,000 persons ; but they separated with. struggle for power took place. Mr Saratea out any disorder. At night, however, the was, however, able to keep his seat, and usual tumultuous assemblages took place, the proceedings instituted against the late and paraded the streets, exclaiming, Vive Administration continued going on.
Car. la Charte, &c. until they were dispersed rera was forming a party to cause a re-acby the military. Similiar scenes occurred tion in Chili, where his friends are numeron the nights of Thursday and Friday, ous. The British are generally in favour and, on the latter occasion, several of the of Mr Saratea, and consider him as the onmob were wounded, and one man killed ly man capable of restoring order, and by the soldiers. These events gave rise to conducting the affairs of the country with a succession of stormy debates in the Cham- regularity. The large naval force in those ber of Deputies, the Ministers and Ultra- seas, and the eificient protection given by Royalists representing them as the effect of the Admiral, render their interests perfect. a regular combination to overthrow the ly secure ; but the interior was in too unBourbon Government, and their opponents settled a state to afford, for the present, recriminating, by asserting that the real any extension of trade. authors of all the disturbances were police The expedition preparing against Peru, spies and emissaries, employed for the under General San. Martin, fixed the purpose of throwing odium on the popular general attention, which had been diverted party, and furnishing a pretext for a series from it during the struggles for ascendanof measures tending to the re-establishment cy at Buenos Ayres. It was expected to of the ancient despotism.
sail from Valparaiso immediately after Some popular disturbances have, it the arrival of Lord Cochrane from Valdivia. seems, occurred at Brest, of a character An offer, it is said, has been made to Lord similar to that of those which agitated the Cochrane by the Viceroy of Peru, of x capital; but at Brest, as at Paris, the sum of money, amounting to three millions active zeal and energy of the troops quick- of dollars, as a condition of his abandoning ly dispersed the rioters and restored tran. the cause of the Patriots, but which was quillity. The towns of Caen and Rennes refused with indignation. The letter of were also disturbed for some short time the Viceroy and his Lordship's answer with the cries of Vive l'Empereur !-A were both in circulation at Valparaiso, bas Louis! Some persons have been arrest- and had greatly increased the popularity ed.
before enjoyed by the latter.
Proposed Neve Monarchy in South throw of which it seems to have led ; and America.--A singular story is in circula- according to the documents lately received tion of a "plan for erecting the South from Buenos Ayres, it appears that judicial American provinces of Buenos Ayres, and proceedings have been instituted against others, into a monarchy, under a branch such of the Members of that Government of the House of Bourbon. The Duke de as have been engaged in this project for Lucca, formerly the Prince Royal of Etru. overthrowing the system established, and ria, and son to a sister of Ferdinand of setting up a monarchy in its stead. Spain, was the Prince first mentioned with The negotiations were carried on through a view to this new dignity ; but it is now the Duke de Cazes with the French Gosaid that the project was intended as an vernment, to whom M. Gomez was sent as opening for one more nearly allied to the an envoy from Buenos Ayres. An official reigning Family of France. However dispatch from this envoy has been publishthis may be, there seems no doubt that ed, along with various other documents, some negotiation of this nature was going giving an account of the negotiation, and on, and that it had received the assent of of the propositions of the French Governsome at least of the members of the late ment on the subject. Government of Buenos Ayres, to the over
PROCEEDINGS OF PARLIAMENT.
[A considerable portion of the time of ing them as exists with regard to the Irish both Houses of Parliament for the last Peers. No Irish Peer, not even the direct month has been taken up in discussions re- descendant of a deceased peer, is allowed garding the charges brought by Ministers to vote at the election of a peer to sit in against the Queen. These proceedings will, that House, until he has fully made out for the sake of connection, be noticed at a his title. His Lordship, however, did not subsequent part of this Number, in the mean to interfere with the claim to vote British Chronicle. ]
where the right was obviously undoubted. HOUSE OF LORDS.--June 13.-The The bill, therefore, as far as regarded diEarl of ROSEBERY rose to move the second rect descendants, left the practice as it now reading of the bill for regulating the right stood, and only required collateral descendof voting at the election of Peers to repre. ants to make out their titles. Earl CATI, sent the Peerage of Scotland.--His Lord. CART thought that the measure the Noble ship observed, that neither in the acts of Lord had in view might be more conveParliament relative to the election of Scotch niently obtained by a resolution of the Peers, nor in any of the resolations come House. He concurred, however, in the to at different times on that subject by necessity of some regulation being applied their Lordships, was there any provision for to the practice which at present prevailed. the evil which the present bill was meant Lord MELVILLE did not rise to oppose to prevent. The object of the bill was to the bill, which, under all the circumstan, guard against cases of unqualified persons ces connected with the elections of Scotch assuming the right of voting, there being Peers, was entitled to their Lordships' apno power to reject their votes at the time. probation. How far the object could be He appealed to the Noble Lords who obtained by a resolution he was not certain. knew the practice, whether it was not the He was afraid it could not; but if, on fact, that scarcely an election occurred in further consideration, their Lordships which persons did not vote, who, in the should think such a course practicable, it opinion of every one present, were not en- might hereafter be adopted. With regard titled to give their suffrages. It was pro- to the clause of the bill allowing direct deposed by the bill to exclude from voting scendants to vote, he approved of it, but (with some exceptions) all persons who questioned whether it might not be advisclaimed as succeeding to deceased peers, able to yive the same right to brothers of until they had made out their titles. This peers as to sons of peers. This he merely would prevent the intrusion of individuals, threw out for their Lordships' considerawho, from vanity or worse motives, often tion. The Earl of LAUDERDALE approvinterfered in those elections. The right of ed of the object of the bill. Such was the petition and redress would of course be practice at the election of Scotch Peers, open to those who might consider them. that he could at any time procure fifteen selves wronged. The inconveniences of or sixteen votes, whicl would be good for which he had spoken would not occur at the time, though wrotested against. He the election for the Peers of Scotland, if did not think it competent to the House to the same provision had been made respecto attain the object of the bill by a resolution.
Me believed it would not be necessary to serving the period for observation or deissert the word brothers in the bill, as the bate until the second reading. On this brother of a peer must be also the son of a occasion, however, he wished to say a few peer. (Lord Melville signified his dissent words. The Noble Lord then briefly al: from this.)—As Scotch Beers could not be luded to the several clauses of the act in created, it followed that the brother would question, arguing that it was calculated not be the son of a peer. It could not be only to create war abroad, but dissensions otherwise, unless the deceased peer had at home. if he was able to shew that the succeeded collaterally. He was fully of marriages of the descendants of George II. opinion that peers should make out their had been unhappy, it would then become claim before they assumed the right of vot. a question, whether some measure ought ing; but there was another class of claim- not to be adopted by which the inconants beside those to which the bill ap- veniences of the Royal Marriage Act plied. Against two claimants of this de- might be obviated. The Earl of LIVERscription (he alluded to the cases of Ruther- POOL had not any objection to the bill ford and another) the House had passed being brought in, but expressed his decida resolution, directing the clerk register not ed intention to oppose it in its subsequent to receive their votes until they made out stages. The bill was then brought in and their claims. He should, perhaps, on a read a first time. future occasion, take upon himself to pro. HOUSE OF COMMONS.-- June 1.-Lard pose a resolution that no person should CASTLEREAGH moved for leave to bring vote until they made good their titles. in a bill to continue the provisions of the Lord MELVILLE, in explanation, observ. Alien Act. The motion was strongly oped, that the clause in the bill excepted the posed by Sir R. Wilson, Mr Baring Wall, sons and grandsons of peers: but he still and Sir J. Mackintosh ; and defended by thought that brothers ought also to be ex: the Solicitor General. The motion was cepted, because it might happen, from col. agreed to by a majority of 86. His Lord. lateral succession, that the brother of a de. ship then moved for, and obtained leave to ceased peer was not the son of a peer. bring in, a bill to continue the Act for preThe LORD CHANCELLOR approved of venting Naturalization by purchasing Stock the bill. The provision in the law re- in the Bank of Scotland. He stated that specting Irish Peers was extremely salutary, it was not intended that the bill should and he thought it might be extended to possess retrospective powers, but merely to the Scotch. An English Peer must have prevent similar rights being so acquired in a writ before he appears to take his seat in future. that House. It was also necessary to prove
June 2.-- The LORD ADVOCATE ob. that he was the legitimate son of his father, tained leave to bring in a bill for the better to whom he succeeded; and, in cases in regulation of the Court of Admiralty in which there could not be the slightest Scotland, and certain proceedings in the doubt, this proof often required some time. Court of Session. -It might be worth their Lordships' while June 14.-The Budgct.The CHANto consider whether a similar proof onght CELLOR of the ExchEQUER brought fornot to be required of persons claiming to ward his plan for providing for the public vote at the elections of Scotch Peers. The service of the year. The sum required is Earl of LAUDERDALE remarked, that L. 20,723,000, of which the sinking fund such proof was not necessary in Scotiand, supplies 12 millions--a loan five millions, from the nature of the law respecting mar- and the remainder is furnished by annual riage. The Noble and Learned Lord, he be- taxes, and a grant on the produce of the lieved, knew very well by what simple pron temporary Excise duties, continued since ceeding marriage was conducted in Scot- the war. T'he interest on the funded and land. The LORD CHANCELLOR' was unfunded debt amounts to nearly fifty mil. aware that there were many modes of con- lions per annum, which, with the current tracting marriage in Scotland. He had expences of the Government, amounting heard, he believed, three or four hundred to above 20 millions, makes a sum of 70 ways pointed out by Counsel at their millions. Deduct the money annually paid Lordships' bar, who descanted on subjects to the Commissioners for the sinking fund, as learnedly as if they had three or four amounting to 17 millions, and the remain. hundred wives themselves. The bill was der, 53 millions, is nearly about the sum then reail a second time. Lord HOLLAND which must be annually raised in order rose to bring in a bill to repeal an act of that our revenue shall meet our expendiParliament which passed in the 12th year ture-whatever we have above is the real of his late Majesty's reign, commonly call. sinking fund which we have to trust to for ed the Royal Marriage Act. According to the redemption of our debt. the courtesy of the House, a bill was al. The following recapitulation will perways allowed to be brought in, and to be haps more fully display the financial plan read a first time as a matter of course, re- of the Right Hon. Gentleman i
WAYS AND MEANS.
annual expence at L. 100,000. After some Granted for
Estimate for complimentary observations from Lord 1819.
1820. CASTLEREAGH, Sir J. MACKINTOSH, Mr L. 8,782,470 Army L. 9,422,000 WILBERFORCE, and other leading Mem. 6,436,781 Navy
6,586,700 bers, leave was given to bring in a bill in 1,191,000 Ordnance 1,204,600 fartherance of the Learned Gentleman's 2,078,197 Miscellaneous 2,100,000 benevolent views, with an understanding,
however, that it should be printed, and 18,488,448 Total Supplies 10,313,300 stand over till next session. 1,570,000 Int, on Exch. Bills 1,000,000 June 30.- Lord CASTLEREAGH then 430,000 Sink. Fund on do. 410,000 appeared at the bar, and delivered a mes.
sage from his Majesty to the following ef20,488,448
20,723,300 fect :-" G. R.- The King acquaints the *10,500,000 Red. of Unf. Debt 9,000,000 House of Commons, that part of the pro-> L.30,988,448
L. 29,723,300 visions formerly made for the different
branches of the Royal Famiiy ceased on
the death of his late Majesty ; the King, Granted for
Estimates for therefore, now recommends to the House * 1819.
1820. of Commons to adopt such measures as L. 3,000,000 Annual Malt L. 3,000,000 will enable him to make such provision for
3,500,000 Ex. Duties con. 2,500,000 his royal brothers and sisters as would 240,000 Lottery
240,000 make their incomes equal to what they 334,000 Old Stores
260,000 were during the lifetime of his late Mae
jesty.” On the motion of Lord CASTLE7,074,000
6,000,000 REAGH, it was ordered that his Majesty's 12,000,000 Loan
5,000,000 message should be taken into considera. 12,000,000 Sink. Fund Loan 12,000,000 tion on Monday. Fund. Exch. Bills 7,000,000 July 5.-Lord A. HAMILTON moved
the reduction of the present tax on malt in L.31,074,000
L. 30,000,000 Scotland, and to regulate the duty on the
principle of the act of 1789, which provid. UNFUNDED DEBT-1819.
ed, that only half the duty should be levied Exch. Bills, 59 Geo. III. c. 4 L. 20,000,000 on Scots malt as was paid upon that article
- Do.59 Geo. III. c. 131 16,500,000 in England. The motion was supported Irish Treasury Bills
2,000,000 by Sir G. Clerk, Sir J. Marjoribanks, Mr Bills issued for Aid to Manu.
Kennedy, Mr Boswell, and Mr K. Doufacturers, Fisheries, &c. 57
glas. The CHANCELLOR of the ExCHEGeo. III. c. 34
1,000,000 QUER opposed the motion, but proposed a
reduction of 6d. per bushel on bigg, which L. 39,500,000 he thought would be of the greatest advantage to small distillers. On
a division, the UNFUNDED DEBT-1820.
motion was lost by a majority of 10-there Exchequer Bills
L. 29,000,000 being 43 for, and 53 against it.-On FriIrish Treasury Bills
1,500,000 day evening the CHANCELLOR of the Ex
CHEQUER proposed a duty of 2s. a bushel
30,500,000 on malt intended to be brewed into beer in By Reduct. of Unfunded Debt 9,000,000 Scotland, and made from a particular spe
cies of grain ; also a duty of 2s. 6d. a L. 39,500,000 bushel on malt made from barley and cer
tain other kinds of grain : both resolutions June 17.-A discussion took place upon were agreed to. the third reading of the Mutiny Bill, when The House, in a Committee on the Scots Lord Nugent moved that the army should Fisheries Act, agreed to a resolution for be reduced from 92,586 to 77,224 effec- taking off the existing bounties on cod fish tive officers and men. To this amendment imported into Scotland, and granting others Colonel Davies moved another, that, in- in lieu thereof. stead of 92,586 officers and men, 80,479 July 7.-Lord CASTLEREAGH stated, be inserted. The first amendment' was ne, in answer to a motion of Mr Beaumont regatived by a large majority, and the second specting the Coronation, that it had been was disposed of in silence.
determined to postpone that ceremony for June 28. Mr Brougham brought for the present. The period to which it is ward his promised motion on the educa. postponed, or the motive for the postponetion of the poor, and detailed his plan at ment, his Lordship did not explain ; but considerable length. He stated the expence he declared, that the delay was not in any of building schools and houses for the respect connected with the prosecution of teachers at about half a million, and the the charges against the Queen.