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To those parliamentary friends of Mr. Sheridan, who, on this occasion, have voluntarily favored the Editor with communications and assistance, the thanks of the country are due, inasmuch that they have enabled him to record the public sentiments, during a period of thirty years, of one of the most brilliant and accomplished senators who ever sat in the British house of parliament.
August 19th, 1816.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
NOVEM. 20.-Petition against the Members for Stafford..
Thanks to Earl Cornwallis and General Sir
FEB. 26. Second reading of the Bill for the better Re-
gulation of His Majesty's Civil List Revenue;
and for abolishing several useless, expensive,
MARCH 5.—Mr. Sheridan's Motions for the better Regu-
lation of the Police of Westminster
12.-Mr. Byng's Motion on the Loan of this Year,
MAY 15.-Farther Debate on the Bill for preventing
Abuses and Profanations of the Sabbath Day
17. On the second reading of the Bill for pre-
JUNE 20.—On the Bill to explain and amend the Mar-
NOVEM. 27.-Prosecution of the American War
DECEM. 4.-Mr. Burke's Motion to Enquire into the Con-
fiscation and Disposal of the Effects, &c. of
the Inhabitants of St. Eustatius, captured by
Admiral Sir Geo. Rodney and Gen. Vaughan
FEB. 7.-Naval Affairs of 1781.
20.-Mr. Fox's Motion, "That it appears to this
House that there has been great Mismanage-
ment in His Majesty's Naval Affairs in the Year
MARCH 6.-Motion, by Lord John Cavendish, of Censure
12.-Report from the Committee of Ways and
APRIL 8.-Mr. Eden's Motion to repeal so much of the
Act of George I. as asserted a right to the
King and Parliament of Great Britain to make
Laws to bind the Kingdom of Ireland......
MAY 7.-Mr. Pitt's Motion, "That a Committee be
appointed to enquire into the State of the
Representation in Parliament, and to report
to the House their Observations thereon...
JUNE 26.-Report from the Committee on the E O Bill
DECEM. 11.-On the Vote of Supply for the Navy......
18. Mr. Fox's Motion for a Copy of the Provi-
FEB. 14. Mr. Sheridan's Motion for such parts of the
Treaty pending between Great Britain and
Holland, as related to Cessions to be made
17.-Consideration of the Preliminary Articles of
Peace, between Great Britain and France and
Spain; and of the provisional Treaty with the
30.-Bill for taking up and imprisoning such
Persons as should be found in the Night with
Pick-Lock Keys, or other Implements for
MAY 2.-Debate relative to Messrs. Powell and Bem-
12.-Messrs. Powell and Bembridge
11.-Report of the Committee upon the Tax Bill
16.-Report of the Malt Committee to tax private
17.—Bill for the abolishing Fees.....
JULY 1.-Lord Surrey's Motion for leave to bring in a
Bill to explain the thirty-first of Elizabeth,
called "An Act for regulating the Election of
Scholars, and presentation to Office"
1.-Case of Col. Erskine and the Swiss Officers ibid.
3.-Bill for a Tax on registering Births and
4.-Bill for regulating certain Offices in the Ex-
10. Mr. Pitt's Motion for an Address concerning
NOVEM. 20.-Lord John Cavendish's Motion, for leave to
bring in a Bill to explain and amend the Re-
DECEM. 4.-Alderman Newnham's Motion for a repeal
DECEM. 8.-Third reading of the Bill for vesting the
Affairs of the East India Company in the
Hands of certain Commissioners, for the be-
20. Mr. Powy's Motion, that the King will com-
ply with the wishes of his Commons
JUNE 8.-Farther consideration of the Westminster
21.-Report from the Committee on Smuggling
28.-Act for appointing Commissioners to take
into consideration the State of the Public
JULY 1.-Resolutions of the Committee of Ways and
1.-Bill for the better Government of India
21.-Ways and Means.-Tax on Qualifications,
26.-Amendments upon India Bills
AUGUST 2.-Report from the Committee of the Dividend