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LORDS. As soon as prayers were over, it was
Odober 4. ordered tha: the militia bill fhould be Lord Grenville, pursuant to the no. read a second time the next day. sice he had given, rose to move the
Thanks of the House to Lord MornIn the Commons, the same day, ington, for the wildom, energy, and Mr. Dundas, after paying every enco. superior policy, of his condud as Go. mium to the gallantry of the deceased vernor.general of India, on the occa. Earl Howe, raid, that he had a mo. fion of the late eventful war in that tion to make, which he had not the
In prefacing his motion, he leat doubt would be acquiefced in by addressed the House at considerable the whole Houte; it was, that a mo- length, taking a review of the whole nument fould be erected, at the pub. operations of the Government of In. lic expence, to perpetuate the services, dia, civil as well as military, from the of a man so eniinent and meritorious arrival of Lord Mornington until the He fould propole, that this monu. happy termination of the war by the ment should be c'ested in St. Paul's,
Cupture of Scringapatam (in which be . rather than in Weftminster.abbey; m de frequent references to the India
and he hould do this for a reason papers before the House.) Through. which, he trusted, would meet wish out the whole, his Lordship adduced the affent of the House. It was, that, the wisdom, energy, and refined po. on a late solemn occasion, the colours licu, displayed by the Governor-genewich Earl Howe had taken from the ral, who, he observed, in his plans enemy on the if of June, 1794, had and measures was moft ably and sucbeen placed in the former Curhedral. cessfully seconded by Lord Clive. goHe therefoje moved, “ That an hum. vernor of Madras, and Governor Dunble address be presented to his Majefty, can, of Bombay. He thought these praying that he may be graciously personages also worthy of the honour pleased to direct, that a monument be of their Lordships thaoks, as well as erected in St. Paul's cathedral to the the generals and officers who com. memory of the late Earl Howe, with manded the British forces in the ope. an infcript on, having the public fente rations against Mysore. His Lid. of the services rendered to the state by thip concluded by moving the thanks that great personage during a long and of the Houle to the Righie Hon. Ri. active life, and particularly by the im- chard Euld of M raington, for the portant benefits derived from the brila wisdom, energy, and decision, dií. liant victory trained over the Ace of played throughout the whole of bois the French Republick on the ist of arduous durv, as governor.general of Jane, 1794."
India, from the line of his aruval in Mr. Pini seconded the motion; which that country until the glorious termwas unamously agreed to.
nation of the war, &c. Alfo, io Ed. In a Coomitee of the whole waid Lord Clive and Jolin Dacan, House, on a rebolution for opening the esq. governors of the Tetlements of ports of this kingdom for the importa. Madras and Bombay, for their very tion of foreigo corn;
meritorious conduct in cooperaring The Chancellor of ibe Excboquer with the governor generai, &c. And said, ţhat he wifhed io have it general. to Lieutenanı-gev. Hris, to M jors. ly understood, that, wbatever may be general Stuari, Hartley, and Beard, the ultimate account of the crops in and the wfficers under their command, the prelent year, it was the fixed in. for the very great zeal, Ipint, and tention of Government to keep the bravery,-manitafted by them in the ports open for the importation of fo.
operations of the war ag inti Tippoo reign corn until the 301h of September, Sultaun, &c. - And, l.fily, 1800. He was also tolietous that the non-con millioned officers and prirates inerchants fhould be intorned, that of the Indian army. the supplies of corn to be imported The questions being severally put were to be lett wholly to their indivi- on hele motions, they were unanidual competition, without any pur mously voted by the Hoult; and the chale being made, or any oterference Lord Chanceilor was ordered to com. offered, on the part of Government. municate the time to Governor gene:
The refulution was o. deied to be ral the Earl of Mornington. reported.
The militia bill (after a short con informed, whether the communicaversation, in which Lord Grenville tion he alluded :o related to the recent fred, that it was his Mujelty's inien. correspondence between the French tion only, by the presene measure, to and his Maje?ty's Ministers; as, of so avail himself, to a certain «xtent, of much conlequence did he consider the lervices of such persons in the mic that correspondence to his country, if litia as might bill wider to serve in the it did not, he wruld now move an adregular forces) was read a second d'els to his M jelity for copies of tione,
those papers in be laid betore the
Hule. In the Commons, the same day, Mr. Lord Grenville repeated, that he Därdas role to make his promised could not with propriety acq aiot the mozion relative to a vote of thanks to House with the na ure of the business tourse British officers in the EaRIndies, which he supposed he hould have to who had lo recently carried their vic. communicate ; and could only lav, torious successes beyond the walls of that, if the Noble Duke Dhould perfift Seringaparam. Mr. Dundas, after to make his mosion, he, as an indivi. iking a review of the measures of the dual peer, iluu'd feel it his duty to Government in ladin, both civil and oppole ir military, and highly extolling its wil. The Duke of Norfolk law no necera di in and energy, proceeded to enter fory for himn 1o de ay a matter of fo: into a detail of the war in that coun. much importance, as the noble Secre. try; and concluded by moving “the tary of stale would not undertake to thanks of the House to the Earlot Morne say that he meant to bring it forward. ington. Governos-general in India, for Lord Grenville still withed the noble his wildom and energy in discharging Duke would lity til he law what he the arduous duties of his adminiftra- communicated next day; when, if not tion, and for the glorious termination faisfied, he mighi possibly, with more of the war againit Tippoo Suleaun, faristałtion, make his mocion. for the caplure of Seringapatam, and the uniform moderation of his con. In the Commons, the same day, duet in oppoling the perfily of Tip the houle having met, pursuant to ad poo," &c.
journinent, a letier was read from his The motion was seconded by Mr. Royal Highness the Duke of York, Put, and agreed to nem. con.
Cinta ning Sir Ralph Abercromby's Thanks were allo voted to Lord acknwiedgement of the vote of thanks Clive, governor of Madras; Juho potred in the Houte of Commons, for Duncan, esq. governor of B:mbay ; his meritorious services in the affair of Generals Harris and Stuart ; and to the Helder, on the 27th of August, the ariny: all of which palled nem. 1798.–A similar communication was cor, and M. Speaker was requested read from Lord Duncan, on the part to traolmit the same to the Earl of oi Vice-admiral Miichet:. Mordington.
Col. Stanley picleated a petition The other orders, of the day were in behalf of the debrors in Lancaster then dilpoled of.
gaol; praying for relief. Ordered to
lie on the table. LORD 3.
A new writ was ordered for the January 21, 180o.
bo: ough of Duufermline, in the room Their Lordfhips inet agreeably to of William Tait, era decealed. their last adjournment.
Mr. Sberidan gave notice of his inLord Grenville laid, he had reason tention to in ke a motion on Monday, to believe that, next day, he' thuid the 3d of February next, relative to have to make fume official communi. the rate expedition to Holiand. Gution to the House; but it would be M'. Tierney moved for a call of the unparliamen:ary to hint at the nature Houle upon that day. of what he might then have to pro
Tne Cbancellor ojibe Excbequer deduce; yet he thought it but right to clared himself as anxious as any memacqua ne the Lord Ships, that, if he ber of Parisament that the buliness of was to employed, he ihould certainly theiate expedition should be througho lubmit a motion for their contide ly investigated, and that the difcuffion
Thould meet a full attendance ; but it The Duke of Norfolk withed to be was not consonant with custom 10
make a motion for a call of the Hoose gether with an account of the extra without due notice being previously expences which had been incurred in given of that jotention. He expected that department, and for which no to have the honour of presenting, next provision had as yet been made by day, a communication from his Ma. parliament. jeiiy respecting the overture for peace There several motions being put, which had been made on the part of and agreed to; Mr. Tierney then mo. the French Government. This como ved, for an account of the fums ad. munication he should with to be taken vanced to Government by the Bank into consideration on Monday next. on the land and malı duties, and on
Mr. Tierney, in reply, observed, Exchequer bills, and amount of Exthat though bie leldom failed in his at. chequer bills which the Bank ftil tendance on every division of the
retained in their poffeffion. Mouse, he never had an opportunity of The Chancellor of tbe Excbequer op. seeing one half of the members present posed this motion, on the ground that on those occasions. Precedeot did not it was a direct interference in the pri. require that a motion for a call of the concerns of the Bank. The House should be prefaced by previous House had no more right to controul notice; and as the right hon. gentle. the internal economy or management man had disclaimed all perfonal ob. of the Bank, in this particular, than jeélion, he could see no grounded they had to regulate the dealings of reason why his motion fhould be re- any private banking-house. hned. In consequence, he gave n'o. Mr. Tierney contended, that this tce of his intention to move, next buliness was a fit fubject of parliamen. day, for a call of the House againīt tary discussion, as is involved nor lo the day appointed for Mr. Sheridon's much the trading interests of a Commotion.
pany as the accommodation which Mr. Abbor moved for the produjoe Government had received. of various public accounts relative to The Cbancellor of obe Excbequer rethe national revenue; as likewile for a plied, that the Bank at present, with hint of all the vessels, their respective respect to the pub’ick, food in a very tonnage, and the number of men and diff-rent piedicament from what it boys employed in navigating the same; did when the Directors were firft in. diftingu thing the amount of foreign duced to suspend their cath payments. and Browth ships, from January 5, Then the appointment of a Committee 1789, 10 January 5, 1800. Agreed to. was necessary, to ascertain the extent
Mr. Turney moved, that there be of the claims upon them, and the laid before the House, an account of resources they had for dischargiag the manner in which she money raised those demands. He then proposed an by loan or Exchequer bills, in virtue amendment, by leaving out the words of an act pailed in the present feffion which related to the amount of Exof parliament, had been applied. This chequer bilis held by the bank. motion he followed up with various Mr. Tierney in Itrong terms conothers, relative to the appropriation of tended, that the Directors had ofh. the lums voted for the service of the cially declared themselves to be greatyear 1799 ; the amoupr of outfianding ly inconvenienced by their advaoces Exchequer bilis up to Jan.5, 1800, on to Government; nevertheless, though what funds they were chargeable, and' his opinion of the p.opriery of his mo. what sums were in the Exchequer appli. tion was not in ine smallest degree cable to the payment of thote demands. changed, experience had too well coo. He further moved, for a fatement of vinced him of the little chance he had the total produce of the income adt, with of success in relwing the withes of the a distinct account of the lums aff fled righ hon. gentleman, whenever occa. by the commercial commissioners, as hon offered for them mutually 10 Aare far as the same could be made out to the realons of their d fference of opi. the 5th of April, 1800; on the addı- nion. The Chancellor of the Exche. ţional duties on imports and exports, quer (faid Mr. Tierney) always has on malt, sugar, &c. and of the con- ' the good fortune to carry his point; tributions for the prosecution of the and I have never been, even by acciwar; farther, for a detailed spe- dent, on the strong side, çification of the 2,500,00l. voted for The amendment was put and carried. the extraordinaries of the army ; (0.
(To be continued.)
18. Journey 18. Journey from India towards England, in quently found there. A litile farther
be rear 1797, by a Route commonly called towards Hilla are some ruins of antient Overland, ebreugb Countries not mucb free Babylon. Few Europeans transa& quented, and many of them bieberto unknotun business or keep consuls at Bagdad. io Europeans, particularly between tbe Rio The English business is managed by an vers Euphrates and Tigris
, through Cur. Armeniad merchant; the French have distan, Diarbeck, Armenis, and Natolia,
a consul named Rousseau, a relation of in Ala, and ibrougs Romalia, Bulgaria, the famous writer Jean Jaques; but all Wallachia, Tranfylvania, &c. in Europe. their difparches have been intercopted Tlluftrated by a Map, and other Engravings. by Mr. Manesty. Here Mr. J. was By John Jackson, Esg. Ś there are no bound's, to human equipped like a Tatar, in " a culpar, or
at top, and almost flat, but becoming' ledged, to the honour of our countr; gradually narrower till it fited the that it is not wanting in persons of in- head, the lower part covered all round trepidity and perleverance to brave with black lambskin about four inches every risk in gratifying is. Mr. J. mo. denly profeffes that what he here deli. deep, the inside lined and quilted, and
in the upper part Auffed with wool ex. vers was written on the spot, from day to day, and was chiefly contined to cir. tremely tight, and tout enough to re
fist any weapon or fall; a brown cloth comstances which fell under his own
coat trimmed with a broad black filk observation, without any view to publication : but, being at length called ford binding wrapping quite round the bohe has inscribed this journal to the East dy, with fhort wide Neeves, and hange India Company. Curiosity was his ing down to the calf of the leg ; blue
Turkish trowsers trimmed wiih black principal morire, temperate living and silk binding, made very wide, but buca good constitution his qualifications. coning tight round the calf of the leg, of the different routes over-land from and firong red boots to pull over the India, have already been described and trowsers as high as the calf of the leg. recommended that by way of Suez and The under dreis is a Turkish gown Cairo; that over the great delart to Aleppo; that up the Euphrates as far the wrist, and a shirt without a collar.
with long sleeves, buttoning clole to as Hillah, then to Bagdad, and so The Tatars wear drawers ; but Mr. J. through Assyria, Armenia, &c. ; but
wore a pair of Atrong leather breeches all agree this latter route was imprac.
under his trowsers, which he found to ticable between April and September. The traveller muft dress like the Arabs, about fix yards long was tied very
be of great service. Acumberband and undertiand their language, be able to bear the fatigue of riding their tightly round his wain, and in it he
hung a brace of pistols, besides having horses, and put himself under the pro
a large Turkish Tabre beited round his lection of the Tatars *, or messengers
middle. His European clonths, and of government, and pass for an English
whatever he had not immediate occa. conful, and encumbered with as little lion for, were packed up in wax cloth: baggage as possible, or specie. Mr. T: Thirts, Rockings, and other necessaries is of opinion the route which he took
that he might want on the journey, is the most expeditious for forwarding
were put into a leather pouch, which dispatches to India.
was faftened behind the saddle. He He left Bombay, May 4, 1797, in a left Bagdad July 20, and set out on a country hip called the Pearl; and, brisk trot with his Tatar, and his fere June 18, quitted her to travel by land to Buffora, three miles from which Sam. with merchandize contrary to agree
vant with a led horse, and a third laden Manesly, esq. the English resident, has
ment. a country leat, where he stayed about miles from Bagdad," between so and !
On crossing a plain about 12 a week, and then proceeded in four boats, down the Euphrates and other
at night, Mr. J. "felt much inconvenia rivers, to Bogdad, where he arrived in He tied a handkerchief over his mouth
ence from a hot and sulphureous wind. 27 days, July 14. It is the site of the and nofe till it had passed, and the Ta. antient Seleucia, built by Seleucus,
tar did the same; but he began to apo one of Alexander's generals, whole gold coins, very bold and fair, are free prehend some danger. As these winds
were so strong in the night, what ha. * So, Mr. J. tells us, the name must be rock might they not make when the fpeli, and not, as generally, Tartara lun was at its height, and the earth at
its greatest heat !” (p. 81.) He had of mahogany colour. The heat of the before (p. 80) had an opportunity of fun killed it in less than an hour, and observing the progress of this hot wind, flies alinos instantly in the middle of which is called Samiel, and sometimes the day. (pp. 139, 140.) prores very destructive, particularly at “In the extensive plains between Mo. this season. « There winds are most ful and Thies, (in che banks of a hne dangerous between 12 and 3 o'clock, stream of water, are ruins of a city, when the atmosphere is at its greatest which appear to have been once very degree of heat; their force entirely de extensive, and nearly in the shape of a pends on the surface over which they half-ir.009. Here were many fiones of pass. If it be over a desert, where very large dimensions ; and among the There is no vegetation, they exrend ruins I saw a stone cofra, with the their dimenfons with amazing velocity, lower part entire, but no infcription on and then their progress is sometimes to ir, or on the stones, nor any living windward. If over grals, or any other creatures but wild hogs, wolves, and vegetation, they foon diminilh and lofe eagles." (p. 146.) much of cheir force. If over water, “ Mardin is, by fruarion, impregna. they lose all thicir (lectrical fire and ble; and Tamerlane is said to have laid afcend; yet I have somerimnes felt the three years Gege to ir without being effects across the rirer, where it was at able to reduce it." (p: 153.) least a mile broad. Mr. Srevens was “ Diarbekir is a large and populous bathing in a river, having on a pair of city on the Tigris, formerly defended Turkish drawers. On his return froin with three walls and wo djiches. (p. the water, there came a hot wisd 159.) Here are many'actories of copacross the river, which made liis draw. per, iron, wool, cotton, folk, and leve. ers and himself perfe&ly dry in an in. ral other staples; but English fuperItant. Had such a circumftance been fine broad cloth and watches are pre. related to him by another perlon, he ferred. (pp. 161, 162 ) The Tigris, declared he could not have believed it. at the foot of the mountains farther on, I was present, and felt the force of the is crolled by a very fine bridge of three hor wind, but should otherwise have arches (only one entire), which ap. been as incredulous as Mr. S.” (pp. pears, by the remnant of it, to have 80, 81.) “This wind was beginning been the handsomeli piece of architecto rise before we reached Morül, and ture I had seen since I entered the they would have gained strength so fast Turkish doininions.” (p. 170.) "In that I bave no doubt, had we been an the farther part of Armenia the road hour later, exposed as we were, the passes over very steep mountains. That whole party, men and horses, would abuve Midan is a confiderable smelinge have been laid dead on the ground.” place for iron and copper. Toral is ta. (p. 130.)
mous for an excellent red wine, of a "Ar Alton Kuppice is a stone bridge favour somewhat like claret, but much of one arch, the highest I ever law, stroager, with which the Turks and like a Gothic arch, running up to a Tatars intoxicate themselves. In the puint in the centre.” p. 126.) “Evrill perpendicular faces of the moupraias appears to have been formerly a place near Amafia are several places cut in of importance, and is supposed to be the rock like a Hindoo pagoda. The Arbeia, ncar which Alexander fought houses at Jeredare, a town on a high Darius.” (p. 127) The hillocks like hill, have a fingular appearance, being haycocks, on tiie piains and mountains in general builc with large round Irues, hereabouts, may be barrows.
ler into each o:ber at ibi ends, and ibe " Mojil, fuppoled so be the antient crevices filled up wib olay.' (p. 225.) Ninivel, is a very large town, with Ralf way bei ween this coun and Boli many handsome buildings, fituated on are some ruins, monly of marble. Og a declivity on the banks of the Tigris. One marbie column are several Greek Here was a Venetian padre, who had letters, but muchi delaced; among the recepely received letters from Conttan. reft, the word Zeus is traceable, and in ple, giving an account of the French
much mure might have been made out having invadid his country, at which by time. (p. 227.) Conftantinople has he leemed inucli concerned.” (pp. 131, been to ottea delcribed, that the author 133.) Mr. J. met with a large locuft spends no time on it, except to nolice: without wings, and having grinders dreadful fire which he law at Scutari, Dcariy as large as a human tooth, and at 9 o'clock, Aug. 25. This is the