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DECLARATION. berty, in the respective dominions, to assemble together with their con- We, the underligned, being fursul, in body, as a factory, and make nished with the full powers of his ainongst themselves, for the com• majesty the king of Great Britain mon interest of the factory, such ar- on one side, and his majesty the rangements as they fhall judge pro- emperor of all the Rufiias on the per, provided they are in no re. olier, having, in virtue of those spect contrary to the laws, statutes, full powers, concluded and figned, and regulations of the country or at St. Petersburgh, on February the place where they shall be established. 10-2ift, 1797, a treaty of navigation

XXVI. Peace, friendship, and and commerce, of which the oth good intelligence fall continue for article states, “The subjects of the ever between the high contracting high contracting parties shall not parties; and, as it is customary to pay higher duties, on the importafix a certain period to treaties of tion and exportation of their mercommerce, the above-mentioned chandise, than are paid by the fubhigh contracting parties have a. jects of another nation, &c." degreed that the present thall last clare by these presents, in virtue of eight years, reckoning from the ex; those fame full powers, that by the piration of the convention conclud. words other nations, European naed between them on the 25th of tions alone are to be understood, March 1793; and this treaty fhall The prefent declaration shall be have effect immediately after its ra considered as making part of the tification : this term being elapsed, above-mentioned treaty of navigathey may agree together to renew tion and commerce, signed Febru. or prolong it.

ary 10-21, of the present year, and XXVII. The present treaty of this day ratified. navigation and commerce fall be In faith of which, we, the respec. ' approved and ratified by his Bri. tive plenipotentiaries, have caufa tannic majefty and his imperial e d two copies of it, perfectly con. majesty of all the Ruffias, and the formable to each other, to be ratifications, in good and due form, made, have signert them with our shall be exchanged in the space of own hand, and have thereuntu three months, or sooner if it can be affixed the seal of our arins. done, reckoning from the day of Done at Moscow, on the 30th April, the signature.

11th May, 1797. In faith of which, the respective (L, S.) ALEXANDER count of plenipotentiaries have caused two

Besborodko.. copies of it to be made perfectly (L. S.) Prince ALEXANDER of conformable to each other, figned

Kourakin. with their hands, and have there. (L. S.) C. WHITWORTH.

unto affixed the seal of their arms. Done at St. Petersburgh the 10-21st of February, 1797.

Proceedings of a Meeting held in (L.S.) ALEXANDER count of

count of Palace Yard, Westminster, April 3.

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(L. S.) Prince ALEXANDER of At a meeting of the inhabitants

householders of the city and liberty . (L. S.) Peter of Soimonow of Westminster, held this day, pur.

of Westminster, held th (L. S.) C. WHITWORTH,

suant to advertisement lgned by

seven householders for that pur. ed their impotence, but not their pose,

errors: they discovered their most Peter MOORE, esq. in the chair, hostile dispositions towards France,

It was resolved unanimously, at the very time they proved their That the following address and pe. utter inability to contend with her. tition be presented to his majesty. When they wanted to obtain our To the king's most excellent ma- consent to the war, they assured us jesty.

that it was necessary for the safety We your majesty's inost dutiful of our commerce. --At this mosubjects, the inhabitants house. ment most of the ports of Europe holders of the city and liberty of are fhut against us; goods to an Westminster, humbly beg leave to immense amount are lying upon the approach your majesty in a crisis of hands of our merchants; and the the greatest danger to our country, manufacturing poor are starving by that it has experienced since the re- thousands. volution.

They assured us the war was neYour majesty's ministers have in- cessary for the preservation of provolved us in a war, in the prosecu- perty and public credit. They tion of which they have already have rendered every man's proper. squandered upwards of one hun. ty subject to an order of the privyo dred and thirty millions of money, council, and the bank of England They have already laid taxes upon has stopped payment. the people to the amount of fix T hey assured us the war was ne. millions and a half annually;'and cessary for the preservation of the the lives which they have sacrificed, constitution. They have destroy. and the sum which they have added ed its best part, which is its liberty, to human misery, exceeds all calcu. bv oppressive restrictions upon the lation or belief

right of petitioning, and upon the We humbly represent to your freedom of the press; by prosecutmajesty, that in the hands of those ing innocent men, under false preminifters nothing has succeeded. tences; by sending money to

Instead of restoring monarchy foreign princes, without consent of in France, they have been com. parliament; while, by erecting barpelled to recognise the republic racks throughout the kingdom, they there established, and to offer pro- give us reason to suspect their inposals of peace to it. Instead of tention of finally subjecting the dismembering the territories of that people to military despotism. republic, they have suffered it to They assured us that the war was add to them the Netherlands, Hol. 'neceíTary for the preservation of the land, and a great part of Italy and unity of our empire. But they have Germany; and even a part of these so conducted, and are still fo conkingdoms, which the fleets of that dueting themselves in Ireland, as to republic have insulted, have only alienate the affections of that brave, been preserved from the calamities loyal, but oppressed and persecuted of an invasion, by the accidents of nation; and to expose the most flou. the seasons.

rithing of its provinces to all the horIn their negotiations for peace, rors of lawless, military violence. they have been equally unsuccess. These are not common errors, ful. It was to be expected. When They are great crimes and of they alked peace, they were abject, these crimes, before God and our but not fincere; they acknowledge country, we accuse your ministers.


Our affections to your majesty's That the thanks of this meeting perfon, our loyalty to your govern- be given to the seven independent ment, are unabated: your majesty's inhabitants who called this meetvirtues are a pledge for the one ; ing. the constitution which makes you Resolved, That the thanks of king, for the other. But duty to this meeting be given to the chairour fellow-countrymen, and to our man, for his able conduct in the pofterity, which is but another chair. name for that affection and loyalty, Resolved, That these resolutions impels us to represent to your be printed in the morning and majesty, that your ministers are de- evening papers, signed by the chairfrauding us of the benefit of those man. virtues, by destroying the channels Peter Moore, chairman. i through which they flow. They have tarnished the national honour and glory. They have opprefred Speech of his Excellency the Lord the poor with almost intolerable Lieutenant of Ireland, to both , burdens. They have poisoned the Houses of Parliament, July 30 intercourse of private life. They have given a fatal blow to public My lords and gentleinen, . credit. They have divided the I have the satisfaction of being ; empire; and they have subverted at length enabled to relieve you the constitution.

from your laborious attendance in We humbly pray your majesty, parliament; and am commanded therefore, to dismiss them from by his majesty to express the juk your presence and councils for ever. {ense he entertains of that firm tem

Resolved unanimously, That the per and vigorous determination thanks of this meeting be given to which you have uniformly mani. the right hon. Charles James Fox, fested in supporting his majesty's one of the representatives of this government, and protecting our city in parliament, for the firm and happy conftitution from the at. faithful discharge of his public tempts of every foreign and do. duty, in the most trying times, and meftic enemy. for his opposition to that cala-' I have much pleasure in an. mitous system, of which he with nouncing to you, that the British prophetic fagacity foresaw and fore- parliament has passed acts for abo. told the ruinous consequences. liming tie bounty on fail-cloth ex

That the said address and peti. ported to Ireland, and for prohi. tion be presented by the chairman biting the importation of cambric and by the several gearlemen who from all countries except this king. called this meeting, and the right dom. hon. Charles James Fox.

; Gentlemen of the house of That his grace che duke of Nor.

commons, folk, his grace the duke of Bedford, I am to thank you, in his ma. his grace the duke of Northumber- jesty's name, for your unanimity land, the earl of Derby, the earl in voting the extraordinary supplies of Thanet, the earl of Lauderdale, which the public exigencies de lord Robert Spencer, and the hon. manded. However unprecedented. Mr. Petre, be requested to accom- these supplies may have been in ex. pany them,

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may have been rendered from the which you have recommended for Itate of public credit, you have its extinction, I shall not relax. li wisely attended to the superior con- will be my ftudy to temper i he ne. sideration of national safety. Such cessary acts of severity and rigour an exertion is the fureft proof that by conciliatory offers of clemency you are truly sensible of the inva- and pardon, to exhort the infatuated luable blessings which we are con- and deluded to abandon their de. tending to preserve; and that the ceivers, and to summon the guilty best means of effecting an honour to repentance; but, at the same able peace, and of restoring all the time, it is, and will be my fixed comforts of tranquillity, are by dil purpose, to proceed with vigour playing at once your determination against those who,, regardlets of and your power, and by convin- every warning and admonition, cing your enemies of the extent of shall continue their deiperate efyour resources as well as of the forts to involve this flourishing Iteadiness of your courage.

country in all the horrors of iolur. The ready allilance which has rection and invasion, of bloodshed · been received from the fifter king, and of anarchy..

dom in facilitating the loan of the I have already the satisfaction to year, while it is a sure demonstra- `acquaint you, ihat great numbers tion of her friendly cordiality, can. who had been unfortunately fe. not fail to thow how inseparable duced, have returned to a sense of are the mutual interests of the two their duty, and have been admitted

kingdoms, and how necessary their to his majesty's clemency; and I . connection is for their mutual pro- trust that, by perleverance and {perity.

energy, every reftige of disaffcc. Your humanity in directing your tion will be effaced, and univer. attention to the present dittreis sally give way to the return of that among the manufacturers, does not fpirit of loyalty which has so long less command my approbation been the distinguished characteristic than your prudence in the mode of of this kingdom. conveying relief, by increasing the I cannot omit to congratulate means of their employment. with you on the unimpaired lustre

My lords and gentlemen, of that spirit wbich fo conspicu. The powers with which you en- ously shone forth when the enemy's trusted me by the suspension of the feet appeared on our coasts, nor Habeas Corpus act, have enabled can I too often repeat my full me to bring to light, and to discon- sense of your wisdom in the estacert the secret conspiracy which blishment of district corps: I have had been formed for the total over the most satisfactory accounts of throw of your establishments, the their improvement in discipline, as destruction of property, and the well as of their exertions in qnelle dissolution of government. This ing and preventing insurrection, conspiracy has been fo fully un. and I have myself witnessed the un folded by your wisdom, that it can exampled exertions, good conduct, no longer tpread itself under the in, and military appearance of the fidious pretence which it had art. corps of the metropolis, whote unfullr afli med, of improving the cealing and unwearied vigilance, conftitution In the measures, at a molt important crisis, checked 'whether of vigilance or coercion, every attempt to produce contubon


by riot and tumult, at the same time am confident they will be moft that it destroyed the hopes of our conspicuously displayed. A con. enemies, and restored confidence stant intercourse with your immeto the country in general.

diate neighbourhoods, must give Your judicious augmentation of you the opportunity of affording to pay to his majesty's regular and nie the people both assistance and exlitia forces, which must render their ample, of reclaiming thereby the fituation so highly comfortable, is deluded and ill-disposed, and con. at once a seasonable and honourable firming the well-affected in their acknowledgment of their steadiness fideiity and allegiance. A forward and loyalty.

· spirit of loyalty, which in most The traitorous efforts which have parts of the kingdom has successbeen made to entice them from fully checked the progress of trea. their allegiance, have had a fatal ef. fon, will be strengthened and dif fect in a few lamentable examples. fused by your presence and exerI trust, however, that they have ex, tions. It will be my ambition to cited in the minds of others fo second your activity and zeal, and timely a repentance, and in the rest to co-operate with your efforts for such indignation and abhorrence, restoring the tranquillity and prothat no future danger can be appre, sperity of the kingdom. hended.

We have a sacred cause to de. Your wise institution of a fink. fend, the independence and constiing fund, in the midft of financial tution of Great Britain and Ireland, difficulties, cannot be too much from which both kingdoms have applauded, and will prevent any derived innumerable blessings under ruinous depreciation of funded stock, his majesty's auspicious reign.and being established before the They were purchased by the deara national, debe had accumulated to est blood of your ancestors, in a any oppressive magnitude, will tend crisis not less formidable than the. to prevent its becoming dangerous. prelent. I trust we Thall not fail A measure so truly calculated for to imitate their great example, and preserving the resources of the state, that we shall be enabled, by similar and supporting public credit, must courage and continued firmness, to secure to you the gratitude of an transmit to our posterity, inviolate, enlightened people. . that invaluable inheritance which

His majesty is exerting every pro- their valour rescued, and their perper effort to produce a speedy and leverance preserved. secure peace. It will be our duty After which the lord chancellor, to aslift those efforts by convincing by his excellency's command, said, our enemies, from the state of our My lords and gentlemen, preparation, and the unanimity, of It is his excellency the lord our fpirit, that they can hope for lieutenant's pleasure, that this par. no advantage by prolonging the ca- liament be prorogued to Thursday, lamities of wat..

. . the roth day of August next, to be Wherever your abilities, your in- then here holden : and the parliafluence, and exertions, can be most ment is accordingly prorogued to advantageously employed on your Thursday, the roth day of August return to the several counties, I next.

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