observed, that according to the present Army extraordinaries, due Tate, the Sırand, the rental of which the sth of January, and did not exceed 70.000l. per annum, paid Exchequer Bills on army annuaily 2151. while Mary-le-bonne, the account

5,475,000 rental of which exceeded 300,000l. paid Future Army extraordinaonly 541. per annum. The same turt of ries

4,000,000 argument he applied to Spitalfields and Ordnance

1,623,000 Shoreditch, where oumbers of the poor Barracks

737,000 induftrious people are compelled to Miscellancous services 929,000 contribute, with difficulty, a larger por. Grenada Merchants

600,000 tion to the county rate than parishes Loan to the Emperor

500,000 (such as Mary-le- bonne ) where scarce. To the Commillioners for ly any but the rich and idle relided. He

paying the National Debt 200,009 observed also, that if the Bill did pass, Deficiency of Land and Mary-le-bonne would not have a great Malt

350.000 deal to complain of, since an equal Bank advances, 1795 1,054,000 County rate would ont affefs it more, in

Ditto, 1796

1,370,000 addition to the tide which it now Ditto on Land and Malt

900,000 contributes, than one penny in the Ditto on Exchequer. Bills, pound.


1,110,000 The Marquis of Tichfield (son of Deficiency in the Confoli. the Duke of Portland, the great propri. dated Fund

2,177,000 etor of the parish of Mary-le-Bonne) Vote of Credit for 1797 2,500,000 opposed the Bill, and argued for the ancient contributions, on the plea, that

Total £42,766,602 persons who had made purchases since The sum total, he admitted, bore a jhey were settled, and under an idea they niost formidable aspect ; but then it would not be altered, would be mate was to be considered, that in this was rial sufferers by the Bill. He was, included the repayment of nearly the however, out-voted. On the first di- whole of the advances made by the Bank vision, that the Bill be read a second to Government, with all the expences, time, there being for it 82, against it as far as they could be possibly eâimat..1: and on the second divifion, that it ed, of the current year. be read a third time on Wednesday

THE WAYS AND MEANS se'nnighi-the Ayes being 80, Noes 77. To provide for this expenditure the THE SECOND BUDGET.

Minister ftated as follows: Mr. Pitt rose, and lamented that the Land and Malt Taxes £2,750,000 various circumstances of unforeseen dif- Surplus of Grants

420,000 ficulty made it necessary for him to pro- First Loan

18,000,000 pose a very large addition to the ex. penditure of the year, and consequently

Already voted

21,170,000 to the taxes to be borne by the people ; Lottery

200,000 bui, disagreeable as the task was, he felt Exchequer Bills

3,000,000 himself called upon to undertake it, Growing surplus of Conso. as it was only by powerful and extraor lidated Fund

2,000,000 dinary exertions that we could accom. Arrears of Land and Malt plish the object of universal desire,-a Tax,sale of Dutch Prizes, safe and permanent peace ;-and he had and various other items, the satisfaction to say, is the people of this inciuding 13,000,000 of country continued to manifest an unbro. the new Loan

16,500,000 ken spirit, and undiminished alacrity in the defence of all that is dear to them, the To-al of Ways and Means 42,870,000 resources of England were still great and Total of Supply wanted 42,766,000 ample, and would conduct us through the form with vigour and effect. Surplus of Ways and Means

104,000 Mr. Pitt then made the following Our Annual Revenue Mr. recapitulation of the sums it was necel Pitt stated at

21,703,000 sary to call for :

The amount of Charges for The Navy ordinaries and ex

the Interest and Civil Lift 19,380,0 30 traordinaries

£12,661,000 The Army 6,600,000



The dew Loan he had provisionally pose a fill further charge on this arricle. agreed for to the amount of 18,000,000l. All Advertisements indiscriminately, (viz.) 13,000,00ol. for British services, whether long or short, now paid a duty and 1,500,000l. for Irish services, of three shillings; he should therefore certair ; and 3,500,000l. conditionally now proportion the duty according to for the use of the Emperor, if he House their length, or their situation in a print. (as he hoped it would) thould deem it Upon the scale which he should lay necessary to let him borrow that sum in down in this case, he calculated an inthis country. But this would be a sub- crease of annual revenue of 20,000). ject for future and separate discussion. TOLL Tax.) Lastly, said the Minie He lamented, that in borrowing the ster, I shall offer to the House a tax inoney he could not make a better bar which has before been thought of—a gain for the Public-- but he had done tax upon the Conveyance of all Goods his utmol so to do. The bonus given in Carriages of every denomination. to the subscriber was 4l. 175. and the He had seen the produce of the tolls ia interest paid by the public 61. 178. per different parts of the country, “and I cent. Nir. Pite here took occasion to have," added he,“ obtained an accurate mention, that he thould bring forward count of the amount of ihem round a proposition to make some further al. the Metropolis ; what proportion they lowance (as they had been unexpected bear to the Kingdom at large it is difficult sufferers) to the patriotic subscribers to to state ; but I do not think that the the late Loyalty Loan; and that in his tolls round the capital, amount to a estimates of the Navy, he had not in- tenth part of the whole kingdom. I ciuded the additional pay which the hall, therefore, take the tax at 450,000l. late proceedings at Spichead might make a year, imposing upon all carriages for necessary.

the public, the same sum as taken by the NEW TAXES.

Receiver of the Toll. To pay the interest of the money

RECAPITULATION. raised by loan, the Minister then propol Mr. Pite then recapitulated the whole ed the following taxes :

of the new taxes as follow. Stamps.] He meant to increase all increaled Consolidated Scamp the branches of the stamp paper and Duties

£1320,000 parchment duties, with the exception Taxon property transferred by of such as had lately received an aug private Contract

170,000 mentation (such as legacies, &c.), and Copics of Deeds

50,000 to lay a fiamp duty on authenticated co- Probates of Wills

40,000 pies of all deeds. On Attornies Certi. Bills of Exchange

40,000 ficates also he should propuse an addi. Addition of it on Newspapers 114,000 tionai dury:

Increase' Duty on AdvertifcPLATE.] An addition to the duty on

20,000 ornamental plate he thought a proper obe On Artornies Certificates

15,000 ject.

On Gold and Silver Wrought TRANSFER OF PROPERTY.] The Place

30,000 principle of taxing transfer of Property On Insurance from Fire

35,000 had been admitted in levying a duty on And Duty equal co the Tolls on property dispofed of by auction-he all Carriages pasting through Therefore thould prupuse a

tax of

450,000 four-pence in the pound on all private transfers of property:

£1,234,000 NEWSPAPERS.] He observed, that the Mr. Pitt concluded with returning next tax bre had to propole would give thanks to the Committee for the atteva rise to a good deal of discutlion, not tion with which he had been heard, and merely verbal. Newlpapers the Minis. trusted when the indispensable necessity ter thought proper to consider as a lux- for those additional burtliens was confi. ury, and that the taste for them was so dereal; when the House reflected on the great and general in the couorry, that it perinanent state of the revenue, which, was not likely to be shaken by any addin the more it is investigared, appeared the tion to their price. The present stamp more Aourishing, he faltered himself, duty upon a Newspaper was (wo.pence, that the temporary emergencies would and he proposed to add to this a duty of call forth all the wealth and energy of three half-pence more, which would the kingdom, all the property of pri. produce 114,000l. per annum at lealt. vate persons in supporting their inde.

ADVOTIsrveis.? He would pro. pendenss. "If we act with enery, if


It ap.

we do not suffer ourselves to be led away House of Commons to consider of 11. by false alarms, if we do not distrut abling his Majesty to make remittances our own cause, we must succeed ; for from time to time, to be applied to his the spirit of the country, if excited, is strvice in Ireland, in such mander as such as must eventually lead to the cer thall be approved by the Parliament of tain enjoyment of a secure and honour. that kingdom, to an amount not ex able termination of the war."

eceding 1,500,000l. on provision being The Refolutions were then put by made by the Parliament of Ireland for the Chairman, and agreed to; but up- discharging the interest and charges of on the Resolution for an increafed duty a Loan to chat amount. on Newspapers, a division ensued : And his Majesty recommends to the Ayes isi-Noes 43-Majority 108. House to confider of guaranteeing a THURSDAY, APRIL 27.

Loan on account of his Ally the Em. The Speaker read a letter from Sir peror, to be applied in making good the Thomas Mostyn, ftating, that he did advances to the amount of 1,600,0cal. not intend to oppose the Petition againtt which have already been made to his his return, as a minor, for Flinthire. Imperial Majefty, and to defray the

A conference was fixed with the charge of such further advances as bis Lords for Monday, on the subject of Majesty may, from time to time, direct the better promulgation of the Statutes. to be made in the course of the present

Mr. Fox told the Minister, he could year, to an amount not exceeding not make his taxes yesterday amount o 2,000,000l. the sum he had Itated them at.

His Majesty trufts that he shall er. peared that Mr. Pitt, in his speech, had perience the ready concurrence of bi forgot to inform the House of the new faithful Commons, at this important duties he put in his litt, on Bills of Ex. conjuncture, in a measure calculared te change, and Fire Insurances.

enable the Emperor the more effe&ually Mr. Fox again roli, and declared, to continue his exertions for the fupgreat as was the sum the Minifter was port of the common cause, and for the raising this year, it was not sufficient attainment of a general Peace on íecure to antiver the expences. He noticed and equitable terms. the great failure in the produce of the And his Majesty relies on the zealand wine tax in consequence of the last duty. affection of his faithful Commoos, to

Mr. Pitt laid, he had kept nothing provide for enabling his Majesty to de. back, and the expences would not exceed fray such other extraordinary expences the fun raised.

as may be necessary for the public fere Mr. Wm. Smith observed, that if the vice, and to take such measures as the marriage of the Princess Royal took exigency of affairs may require. place, there would be a further fum to

G.R. provide for her dower of 80, or 100,000l. On the Message being read by the To this was to be added 100,000l. at least Speaker, Mr. Pict moved, that is be for the increased pay of the Seamen, and taken into consideration on Monday. the additional bonus to the subscribers of Ordered. the Loyalty Loan would amount The pames of the Members chosea about 300,000l. more, making in all a by ballot to be a Committee to try the further sum to be provided of 800,ocol. merits of the contested election for the Some persons might think that we had county of Kent, were as follow: finished the bitter cup, but it would soon William Macdowall, Esq. Chairman, appear that we were doomed tudunk its

Lord Newburgh, very dregs.

Lord Fred. Campbell, Mr. Pitt made no reply. The quetion Jolin Willett Willett, Esq. was put, " That the Resolutions be read William Petrie, Esq. a second cime," and carried.

Hon. G. Rawdon, The Oppoltion Members then rose Marquis of Titchfield, and left the House in a body.

Hon. Lionel Damer,
The Refolutions were read and agreed Lord Fred. Montague,
to, and Bills ordered to be brought in for Philip Goldrworthy, Esq.
carrying them into effect.

Lord Leviton Gower,

Sir Wm. Johnstone, Bart.
Mr. Pitt presented the following Mc! Patrick Heron, Efq;
sage from his Majesty :

Ald. Lufhington, His Majesty recommenda it to the


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[FROM THE LONDON GAZETTES.] ADMIRALTY.OFFICE, FEB. 23, 1797. ed with the merits of Capt. Cock Copy of a Letter from Rear. Admiral burne, that it is needless for me to ex

Bazely, Commanding Officer of bis press them; but the discipline of the Majesty's Ships and vegels in the Minerve does the highest credit to her Downs, to Evan Nepean, Esq. dated Captain and Lieutenants, and I willa

fully to express the sense I entertain of SIR,

their judgment and gallantry : LieuteSIR John Colleton, Bart.

com. nant Culverhoufe, the First Lieutenant, maading the Swift cutter, acquaints is an old Officer of very distinguilhed me, that he yesterday captured and sent merit ; Lientenants Hardy, Gage, and into Dover L'Aventurier French schoo. Noble deserve every praise which galDer privatcer, of 40 tons, having on lantry and zeal juftly entitle them to, board 11 men with cutlaffes and pir- as do every Officer and man in the ship. tols, which he fell in with about four You will observe, Sir, I am fure, with Jeagues N. E. of the South Foreland, regret, amongst the wounded, Lieutethat had left Fecamp on the 20th inft. nant James Noble, whu quitted the but had not taken any thing.

Caprain to serve with me, and whose Sir John further acquaints me, that merits, and repeated wounds received this privateer had been boarded by the in fighting the enemies of our country, Dolphin armed cutter off Dungeness, entitle him to every reward which a and that he himself had examined her, grateful nation can bestow. The Mi. and suffered her to proceed as an Ame. nerve's opponent being commanded by rican vellel in ballaft, bound to Lon. a gallant Officer was well defended, don ; but observing that the afterwards which has caused her lift of killed and altered her course, and steered for the wounded to be great, as also her mafts, French land, he stood after her, and on fails, and rigging, to be much damaged. boarding her a second time, and frictly I have the honour to be, Sir, &c. examining the baliaft with a spit, he (Signed) HORATIO NELSOY. found eight men concealed, with pistois and cutlaires, in a place made for that ing, four, fupposed to be in the prize.

Killed, seven. Wounded, 34. Misipurpose, with a hole barely sufficient

Officers wounded. Lieutenant J. No. for them to breathe through.

ble, Mr. Merryweather, Boatswain. I am, Sir, &c.

Peity Officers killed and wounded. JOHN BAZELY.

Killed, one Midshipman. Wounded, ADMIRALTY-OFFICE, FEB. 28, 1797. Captain's Clerk, and Serjeant of the Copy of a Letter from Cornmoclore Nelson

with regiment, serving as marines. 19 Admiral Sir Jobu Jervis, Comman. der in Cbief of bis Mujesty's Sbips and furniture much cut.

Damages. All her masts shot througli, and Vifels in ibe Mediterranean, dat.

(Signed) HORATIO NELSON. od Dec. 20, 1796.

LAST night at ten o'clock I saw two copy of a Letter from Commodore Nelson Spanish frigates, and directed Capt.

10 Admiral Sir yoln Jervis, Comman. Cockburne, in the Minerve, to attack der in Chief of his Majesiy's Ships the ship which carried a poop-light; the

in the Mediterraneni, dated Dec. 20, Blanche bore down to attack the other. 1796, fiven P. M. I have not yet received from Capt. IN addition to my letter of this Preston an account of his action, but morning I have to acquaint you, that as I saw the Bianche this morning to Lieutenants Culverhouse and Hardy, the windward with every fail set, I with a proper number of men, being presume Inc had not suffered much da. put in charge of the Sabina, and the mage.

taken in tow, at four A. M. a frigate Capt. Cockburne brought his ship to was teen coming up, which, by her close action at twenty minutes before signals, was known to be Spanih : ac eleven, which continued without inter. half past four the came to übrion with miffion till half past one, when La Sa. the Minerve, who cast off the prize, bina of 40 guns, 28 eighteen-pounders and Lieutenant Culverhouse was dia on her main deck, 286 men, Capt. Don rected to stand to the Southward; after Jacoba Stuart, having lost her mizen. a trial of Atrengih of more than half an mast (as fhe had after the action), main hour she wore and hauled off, or I am

men killed and confident the would liave shared the fate

and fore marre


Minerve; hope was alive that they firft attempt failed in consequence of 1 were only frigates, and also that the heavy sea and the darkness of the night; Blanche was one of them ; but when however, the second was more succesful, the day dawned it was mortifying to see as I threw men on board of her, ani they were two Spanish ships of the line brought her off without any damage dore and two frigates, and the Blanche far to either vessel : the badnels of the weather to the windward. In this fcuation, prevented our changing pritoners, or the enemy frequently within shot; by having any communication for 48 hours bringing up the breeze, it required all after we took posleffion of her. She the skill of Capt. Cockburne, which proved to be the Corso, a fine Spanish he eminently displayed, to get off with man of war brig, of 18 guns, fix. a crippled thip: and here I must also do peurders, and 136 men, bound from justice to Lieutenants Culverhouse and Genoa to Barcelona, and commanded by Hardy, and express my tribute of praise Don Antonio Qacaro. She is a remark. in their management of the prize; a ably fast-failing veffel, quite new, well frigate repeatedly fired into her with fitted, and armed at all points. our effect, and at lait the Spanish Ad I have the honour to remain, &c. miral quitted the pursuit of the Mi

J. MACNAMARA. nerve for that of La Sabina, who was fteering a different course, evidently copy of a Letter from Commodore Nellier

ADMIRALTY-OFFICE, FEB. 28, 179?. with the intention of attracting the notice of the Admiral, as English co

to Mr. Nepean, dard on board 104 lours were hoifted over the Spanith.

Minerve, at Porto Ferrajo, Dec. 29, The Sabina's main and fore-malt fett

1796. overboard before the surrendered. This

TIEREWITH I send you Captain is, Sir, an unpleasant tale; but the

Preturn's letter to me of his action on the merits of every Officer and man in the Minerve and her prize were eminently

19th of December, at night, and I have conspicuous through the whole of this the honour to be, sir,

Your most obedient humble servant, arduous day. The enemy quitted the pursuit of the Minerre at dark.

(Signed) HORATIO NELSON. Killed, none. Wounded, ten.

SIR, Blancbe, at Sea, Dec. 20,1796. Officer wounded, Mr. Hinton, Gunner. I HAVE to acquaint you, that laft

Main-mast much damaged, tails and night, after having hailed the Minerve, rigging much cut.

immediately as her hauling her wied (Signed) HORATIO NELSON. across nie to attack the larger thip would Copy of a Letter from Commodore Nilfun permit the Blanche to wear, I bore up,

30 Admirul Sir John Jervis, K. B. and in three or four minutes after the Ms. dated Dec. 14, 1796.

nerve's first broadlide brought the frigae

to leeward to clofe action; ine two hips SIR, YESTERDAY the Minerve took, just clear of each other ; the enemy made off the South end of Sardinia, a French but a trifling refittance, and eight or nine privateer called the Maria, of fix nine broadfides completely filenced her, when pounders and 68 men, three days from they called for quarter, and their colours Marseilles, on a cruize; taken noihing. were hauled down. I ain forry to add, I am, Sir, your most obedient servant, that the very near approach of three freih

HORATIO NELSON, thips (two of which were discovered nearly Copy of a Letter from Capt. Macnamara, wiihin gun-thot before we went into ac

of bis Maielly's ship Subunipion, 10 tion) rendered my taking poficffion of lier Sir John Jervis, K. B. uaied Porio impracticable, when I wore to join the Ferrajo, Dec. 8, 1796.

Minerve; but finding the ships did not SIR,

then close with the frigate I had left mich CRUIZING off Cape Dell Melle, pur damaged in her fails and rigging, I again funut to an order from Capt. Freemantie, stood after her, but she had by this tinc ac fix o'clock P. M. of the 2d init. I got her fore-fail, fore-top-fail, and tore: diicovered a tail to the Westward. I made top-galiant.Sail sét, and not only ou:failed Liil, and atier a chace of fix hours and a the Blanche before the wind, bu{ was half came up with her clefe under Mona. joined by anniher Tip standing from the co, making in for the lind, with an in land. Nothing could exceed the steadiness tention to run her on Moie. To obviate and good conduct of the Firl Lieutenant, their purpose there were no other means Mr. Cowan, the whole of the Officers left bue to lay her on board, as it blew a and ship's company I have the honour to kard gale of wind to the S. E. Our commandi and I have great pleure is

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