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DECLARATION. berty, in the respective dominions, to assemble together with their con

We, the underligned, being furful, in body, as a factory, and make nished with the full powers of his amongst themselves, for the com- majesty the king of Great Britain mon intereit of the factory, such ar

on one side, and his majesty the rangements as they shall judge pro- emperor of all the Rusias on the per, provided they are in no re other, having, in virtue of those speet contrary to the laws, statutes, full power, concluded and figned, and regulations of the country or

at St. Peterburgh, on February the place where they shall be established. 10:211, 1797, a treaty of navigation

XXVI. Peace, friendship, and and commerce, of which the gth good intelligence all continue for article ftates, “The subjects of the ever between the high contracting high contracting parties shall not parties; and, as it is cuftomary to pay higher duties, on the importafix a certain period to treaties of tion and exportation of their mer, commerce, the above mentioned chandise, tijan are paid by the subhigh contracting parties have a. jects of another nation, '&c.” degreed that the present mall 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 underlivod. March, 1793; and this treaty shall

The present declaration frall be have effect inmediately after its ra considered as making part of the ti6cation: this term being elapsed, above-mentioned treaty of navigathey may agree together to renew tion and commerce, figned Februor prolong it.

ary 10-21, of the present year, and XXVII. The present treaty of this day ratified. navigation and commerce Niall be in faith of which, we, the respecapproved and ratified by his Bri tive plenipotentiaries, have caula tannic majesty and his imperial ed two copies of it perfectly conmajesty of all the Ruffias, and the formable to each other, to be ratifications in good and due form, made, have signed them with our snall be exchanged in the space of own hand, and have thereunto three moutis, or sooner if it can be

affixed the seal of our arms. 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

Beiborodko. copies of it to be made perfectly (L. S.) Prince ALEXANDER of conformabie to each other, Gigned

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

unto affixed the real of their arms. Done at St. Petersburgh the 10-2 ift of February, 1797.

Proceedings of a Meeting held in (L, S.) ALEXANDER count of Palace Yard, Wijtminfier, April 3.

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

householdiss of the city and liberty (L. S.) PETER of Soimonow. of Westmintier, held this day, pure (L. S.) C. WHITWORTH. suant to advertisement Signed by

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

errors: they discovered their moft PETER Moore, esq. in the chair, hoftile difpofitions 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 most 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 approach your majesty in a crisis of the hands of our merchants; and the greatest danger to our country, the manufa&uring poor are starv. that it has experienced Gince the re- ing by thousands. volution.

They affured 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 properfquandered upwards of one hun- ty subje&t to an order of the privy. dred and thirty millions of money. council, and the bank of England They have already laid taxes upon has flopped payment. the people to the amount of fix They assured us, that the war was millions and a half annually; aud necessary for the prefervation of the the lives which they have sacrificed, constitution. They have deflroyand the fum which they have added ed its best part, which is its liberty, to human misery, exceeds all calcu- by oppreffive reftrictions 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 preministers nothing has fucceeded. tences; by sending money to

Instead of restoring monarchy foreign priuces, without confent of in France, they have been com parliament; while by erecting bar. pelled to recognise the republic racks throughout the kingdom, they there establifhed, and to offer pro- give us reafon to suspect their in. posals 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- necessary 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 fo conducted, and are still la conkingdoms, which the fleets of that ducting 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 flouthe seasons.

rifhingot 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 asked peace, they were abjet, thefé crimes, before God and our but not fincere; they acknowledg- country, we accuse your minifters.


Our affections to your majesty's That the thanks of this meeting person, our loyalty to your govern- be given the 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 posterity, which is but another chair. name for that affection and loyalty, Resolved, That these resolutions impels us to represent to your ma be printed in the morning and jesty, that your ministers are de- evening papers, figned by the chairfrauding us of the benefit of those man. virtues, by destroying the channels Peter MOORE, chairman. through which they flow. They have tarnished the national honour and glory. They have opprefied the poor, with almost intolerable Speech of his Excellency the Lord burthens. They have poisoned the Lieutenant of Ireland, to both Houses intercourse of private life. They of Parliament, July 3. have given a fatal blow to public credit. They have divided the em My lords and gentlemen, pire; and they have subverted the I have the fatisfaction of being constitution.

at length enabled to relieve you We humbly pray your majesty, from your laborious attendance in therefore, to dismiss them from parliament; and am commanded your presence and councils for by his majetty to express the just ever.

sense he entertains of that firm temResolved unanimously, That the per and vigorous determination thanks of this meeting be given to which you have uniformly mania the right hon. Charles James Fox, fested in supporting his majetty's one of the representatives of this government, and protecting our city in parliament, for the firm and happy constitution from the atfaithful discharge of his public du- tempts of every foreign and domelty, in the most trying times, and for tic enemy. his opposition to that calamitous I have much pleasure in ansystem, of which he with prophetic nouncing to you, that the Britis sagacity foresaw and foretold the parliament lias passed acts for aboruinous consequences.

lining the bounty on fail-cloth ex. That the said address and peti. ported to Ireland, and for prohibita tion be presented by the chairman ing the importation of cambric and by the several gentlemen who from all countries except this kingcalled this meeting, and the right dom. hon, Charles James Fox.

Gentlemen of the house of That his grace the 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 in land, the earl of Derby, the earl voting the extraordinary supplies of Thapel, the earl of Lauderdale, which the public exigencies delord Robert Spencer, and the hon. manded. However unprecedented Mr. Petre, be requested to accom these fupplies may have been in ex

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pany them.

may have been rendered from the which you have recommended for state of public credit, you have its extinction, I Mall not relax. It wisely attended to the superior con- will be my study to temper the nefideration of national fafety. Such ceffary acts of severity and rigour an exertion is the furest proof that by conciliatory offers of clemency you are truly seofible of the inva. aad pardon, to exhort the infatuaiinable bleflings which we are con ed and deluded to abandon their tending to preserve; and that the deceivers, and to fummon the guilty beft means of effeâing an honour- to repentance; but, at the same able peace, and of relioring all the time, it is, and will be my fxed comforts of tranquillity, are by dis- purpose, to proceed with vigour aplaying at once your determination gainft those who, regardless of and your power, and by convinc, every warning and admonition, ing your enemies of the extent of shall continue their cesperate efforts your resources as well as of the to involve this flourishing country iteadiness of your courage.

in all the horrors of insurrection The ready assistance which has and invasion, of bloodlied and of beçu received from the fifter king- anarchy. dom in facilitating the loan of the I have already the satisfa&tion to year, while it is a sure demonstra. acquaint you, that great numbers tion of her friendly cordiality, can

who had been unfortunately reduce not fail to Mew how inseparable ed, have returned to a sense of their are the mutual interests of the two duty, and have been admitted to kingdoms, and how neceffary their his majesty's clemency; and I trust contection is for their mutual pro- that, by perseverance and energy; fperity.

every veftige of disaffection will be Your humanity in directing your effaced, and universally give way to attention to the prelent distrets a the return of that spirit of loyalty mong the manufacturers, does not which has so long been the diftinless command my approbation than guit:ed characteristic of this kingyour prudence in the mode of con dom. veying 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 which so conspicuoufThe powers with which you en ly none torth when the enemy's trufted me by the fufpenfion of the fieet appeared on our coafts, nor Habeas Corpus act, have enabled can I too often repeat my foll 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 quello dissolution of government. This ing and preventing insurrection, conspiracy has been so fully un- and I have myself witnessed the un. folded by your wisdom, that it can exampled exertions, good conduct, no longer spread itself under the in- and military appearance of ti e corps fidious presence which it had arifuls of ihe metropolis, whose unceasing ly affumed, of improving the con- and unwearied vigilance, at a mott titution. In the measures, whe- important crisis, checked every atther of vigilance or coercion, teinpt to produce confufion by riot


and tumult, at the same time that it am confident they will be most dettroyed the hopes of our enemies, conspicuoutly displayed. A conand restored confidence to the stant intercourse with your imme.' country in general.

diate neighbourhoods, must give Your judicious augmentation of you the opportunity of affording to pay to his majesty's regular and mia ihe people both arlistance and exlitia forces, which must render their ample, of reclaiming thereby the fituation so highly comfortable, is deiuded and ill-disposed, and conat once a seasonable and honourable firning the well-affected in their acknowledgment of their steadiness fidelity 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 treatheir allegiance, have had a fatal efa fun, will be strengthened and diffect in a few lamentable examples. fuied by your presence and exerI trutt, however, that they have ex tious. It will be my ambition to cited in the minds of others so second your activity and zeal, and timely a repentance, and in the rest to co-operate with your efforts for fuch'indignation and abborrence, restoring the tranquillity and prothat no future danger can be appre- fperity 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 midit of financial tution of Great Britain and Ireland, difficulties, cannot be too much ap- from which both kingdoms have plauded, and will prevent any ruin- derived innumerable blellings under ous depreciatiou of funded stock, his majesty's auspicious reign.-and being established before the wa They were purchased by the deartional debts had accumulated to est blood of your ancestors, in a any oppressive magnitude, will tend crisis not lefs' formidable than the to prevent its becoming dangerous. present. I trust we Mall not fail A measure fo truly calculated for io imitate their great example, and preserving the resources of the State, that we shall be enabled, by fimilar and supporting public credit, must courage and continued firmness, to secure to you the gratitude of an transmit to our pofterity, inviolate, enlightened people.

that invaluable inheritance which His majesty is exerting every pro- their valour refcued, and their perper effort to produce a speedy and severance preserved. fecure peace. It will be our duty After which the lord chancellor, to affif 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 spirit, that they can hope for lieutenant's pleasure, that this parno advantage by prolonging the ca- liament be p:orogued to Thursday, lamities of war.

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

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