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a singular turn. If ever any discussion in that House had been maintained on the principles of party, or rather of fa&tion (witli the exception of the Secretary of State', it was the present: at the same time there was a total want of capacity in reference to the subject, which was treated in a manner that deserved no better name than mere ri. baldry. He had been used formerly to debates foinething like this: and if he had any ambition for office, he should be inclined to construe it into a favourable omen, as he always observed that when Ministers had appeared in danger of losing their places, their abuse of him was increased proportionably, and every old topic, every supposed political fin of his was called up to their assistance, So to night, there was the peace, and the coalition, and he expected to hear of the Middlesex election. But when the Genileman touched on the coalition, a subject of so many years old, he would recommend him to go to the present President of the Council, or to a noble Lord, now a Postmaster General, supposed to have been active in that coalition, and ask them about the circumstances of it. The learned Gentle man liad amused himself with general declamation against all coalitions, whenever they did not fuit his own purpofes or those of his friends : but why, when certain Gentlemen unfortunately differed from him in the last war, and the Duke of Portland and others, one noble Person particularly (Lord Fitzwilliam) joined the late Administration; why did not that coalition appear enormous in the eyes of the learned Gentleman ? Where was his indignation clien? Were they not as deep in guilt as himself? He would refer to his own language on the occasion of his firft coalition ; he would refer to his language on the occafion of his feparation from his former friends, fince that event, for the record of his sentiments. Of that last event, had he never spoken but as one he lamented for an unfortunate, though honourable difference of opinion on an important subject. But it seemed that no argument must be allowed that tended to disturb Administration. He had been accused of admiring French principles : he believed, that in the joy he expressed at the downfall of the old French government, he was joined by most persons, nay, perhaps, by Government itself; but was he, on that account, to be made a party to all the horrors afterwards commiited? But he could see the disappointment of the learned Gentleman, who had come down to the House, prepared with a very furious speech against him, and had begun by attacking the right hon. Gentleman


on the bench below him very sharply, then had assailed him most vinlently, and last of all, had made a moderate and gentle-thrutt at the right hon. Gentleman under the gallery. . All the terrors had been originally intended for himself, but * being disappointed in bis not making an attack on the right hon. Gentleman under the gallery, the learned Member'? had abused him, for being so unmanly as not to attack Mr. Pitt !-He thinks the right hon. Gentleman below, not ve- ! ry likely to come into place and power; he thinks I have no chance at all, and therefore he may abuse me ; but lie thinks the right hon, Gentleman behind has a good prospect in case of a change; and he tells him that he thinks him the person the most satisfactory to the public for the management of public affairs, and so he says his colleagues think! He therefore turns round and makes his bow to that right hon. Gentleman,: When he speaks of colleagues, I suppose, from this specimen of his prudence, that he means both his present and his future ones.-In answer to the question put, “ Who is to succeed the present Minis, ters?” he observed, that he did not oppose the royal preroa gative, but maintained the dignity of Parliament. He was, for turning out the present Ministry, which was formed on a wrong principle. "He thought them a curse to the couns try. If they were not succeeded by men who did better,. he should oppose them 100.-Now, as to this word coalition, the Gentleman knows as much of the maiter as I do. I : fouid, however, suppose, there was nothing so monstrous in persons who have differed very widely on topics now no. more, not poffefling rancorous dispositions, and having held formerly seniimenis of privale regard, and been in habits of intimacy, uniting in their sentiments on any particular mea. sures. I know nothing of this coalition, as it is called, that might not be proclaimed at Charing Cross. "Oh! but,”. says the learned Genileman, “ you'll differ and quarrel about peace!” What righie has he to resort to this mode of argue ment to support him and his faction in power? Is the argument of Gentlemen against Ministers any rule for their con-' duct as to war and peace? “Ob! but," says he again, “ you differed about the treaty of Amiens !” Truly, Sir, we did differ; and if that treaty had tended to secure us the peace held out by it, I thould have praised it, as the learned Gentle. man has done. I say, the foundation of the agrecment is, . that the country is in danger.' Those who though, with me, in the late war, never conceived the country in fuch


danger as it is al present. But they who oppose Ministers
may be eager to defend the country. So it was in the Ame.
rican war. The hon. Gentleman concluded by saying, that
he asked for no votes bui froin thofe who thought something
more should be done for detending the country.
The House ihen divided :

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frontan concluded was in theiailters


Majority for Ministers - 52 Adjourned ar four o'clock in the morning.

; List of the ubeve Minority. Anson, Thomas

Canning, right hon. George Antonie, W. Lee į Cartwrigh, W. R. Adair, Robert

Cooper, J. E. Adams, W.

Caulfield, hon. H. Aubrey, Sir John is Craufurd, Col.

Chapman, C: Bankes, Henry

Codrington, C. Binning, Lord

Calcraft, John Bertie, General

Cavendith, Lord G. Barclay, George

Cavendith, W. Barham, J. Foster

Carbery, Lord Bruce, P.C.

Coke, Thomas W. Booile, E. W.

Coke, Edward Barne, Snowdon . Combe, H.C. Brandling, C. J.

Dalrymple, Sir H. Beach, M. Hicks

Dickenson, W. sen. Brodie, J. "

Dickenson, W.jun. Brooke, Lord

Dupré, J. Byng, George

Dundas, hon. R. Burdert, Sir F.

Dundas, right hon. W, Blaquiere, Lord De

Dundas, C. Bouverie, hon. E.

Dundas, L. Bradshaw, R. H.

Dundas, G. Bligh, Thomas

Dundas, Philip Berkeley, Admiral

Dent, John Burroughs, Wm.

Dillon, hon. H. A. Barclay, Sir Robert

Durand, J. H. Bourne, Siurges

Elford, Sir Wm. Cooke, Bryan

Ellis, C. R. Creevev, Thomas

Euston, Earl of Courtenay, John

Eliot, hun. W. Vol. II. 1803-4.

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Eliot, W.

Long, sighthon.C. Everett, T..

Latouche, P. Ferguson, James

Latouche, J. Fiizharris, Lord

Lovaine, Lord Foster, John .

Lowther, Col. Fuller, John

Lowther, J. Fox, hon. C. J.

Langtrin, Gore Foljambe, F. F.

Laurence. Dr. Francis, Philip

Lawley, Sir R. Fitzpatrick, General Lamb, T D. Fitzhugh, Wm.

Lambton, R. John Folkestone, Viscount

Ladbroke, R. Foley, Andrew

Leland General Graham, Col.

Milbank, Sir R. Graham, James

Mostyn, Sir T. Geary, Sir W.

Marham, Visconut Gregor, Francis

Mildmay, Sir H. Gunning, G. W.

Morperh, Lord Garland, G.

Madocks, W. A. Gower, Lord G. L.

Milner, Sir W. Grenville, right hon. T. . Morla id, W. Grenfell, P.

Mackenzie, Gen. A. Hammet, John

Manners, John Hill, Wm.

Morris, Edward Hamilton, Lord A.

Montgomery, J. Henderson, A.

Moore, Peter Hippisley, Sir John C. Moore, G. P. Holland, H.

Newport, Sis John Hardınan, E.

Norih, Dudley Harrison, John

Northey, Wm. Hulkes, J.

Osborne, Lord F. Hope, Alex.

Ofhorne, John Hutchinson, hon C.

OfTulston, Lord Hughes, W.L.

Ord, William Jeffery, J. .

Pelham, hon. C. Jolliffe, Hylton

Popham, Sir Home Jekyll, Joseph

Poyntz, W. S. Johnstone, George

Peel, Sir R. Johnes, T.

Penn, J. Kinnaird, hon. C.

Periy, Lord H. Kensington, Lord

Peirse, Henry Kirkwall, Viscount Pire, right hon. W. . Leigh, R. H.

• Porchelter, Lord Lenox, Charles

Preston, Sir R.

Phipps, Phipps, } G. :

Smith, Afheton yon Plumer, Wm.

Somersei, Lord E. u Pytches, John

Sianiforth, Johor Ram, A.

Stanlev, Lord: ' Ryder, hon. R.

Siuar', Lord W. , Russell, Lord William Thornton, S.. Raine, J.

Thornton, Robert Rooke, General

Turner, E. Rose, vighi hon. G.

Thellufson, I. P. Rose, George H.

Tarleton, General Rutherford, G.

Townshend, Lord J. Scott, Claude

Villiers, hon J. c. Scott, S

Ward, Robert Scoli, Joseph

Ward, hun. J. W. Sinclair, Sir John

Wilberforce, Wm. Sloane, H.

White, M. Sheridao, R, B.

Walpole, hon. G. Sneyd, N.

Windham, right hon. W. Shakespeare, Arthur

Wynne, Sir W. W. Smirn, Samuel

Wynne, C. W. Smith, C.

Wrottesley, Sir J. Sinish, John

Wigram, R. fcudamore, John

Weltern, C. C. Smith, William

Wharton, John Spencer, Lord R.

Winnington, Sir E. St. John, hon. St. A. . · Wood, George Stanhope, s.

Young, Sir Wm.

Lord Temple, Tellers.

• $. Whitbread,


TUESDAY, APRIL 24. The Marquis of Stafford moyed, that his notice of a mo. 'tion relating to she defence of the country, which stood for Friday, thould be discharged, and that ihe samne should be poftponed to Monday, tor which day he moved that the Lords Thould be summoned. Ordered.

IRISH MILITIA. Lord Hawkesbury moved, that the Irish militia transferi bill be red a third time. The Lord Chancellor stated the opinions which he had given

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