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   British Press (Newspaper) - May 9, 1820, London, Middlesex                                1 JNuMRER 5436. LONDON, TUESDAY, MAY 9, 1820. KING'S TAeATRB. m\h  KVENING,   TUESDAY.   May  9, hy particular desire (nfler which it will li� willi-wn for some time), Mnzarl'i Grand Opera of HON GIOVANNM. End uf llif first Art. n iiejr Di Just pnl;liklteds a New Series of lALES of MY  LANDLORD ; coniainmg PONTEFRACT CASTLE. " Oh PomfrrI, Ppmfret! (ih thou bloody prison! Fatal and ominous to. Noble Peers; Within the guilty riosiire of thy walls, ; nichard the .Se'cond,here tvas hacked to death " Printed for Williaii FeariAan, Library, 170, New Bond-Blrcvl. aATS Sold oil Account of the Manufacturer, at GODFREY,'* Commission Hat Warehouse, So-14, Blackmoor-alreet, Clare-ifiarket (lale of the H^y .Siarkrti, >� m' The,Petition wag 1|1riWtbe Uihil�. - ' ' LorA Mij.ToN wVsfed"tckiiim'ftoifT tfie Rigjit Hon. Gentieniaii o|)j)|0�ite, wht5tlier'.it wita Ihein-tentioii of l)ia Cilajealy's MiKildera'.to propose an^ n)  40- Kive ;.iipiice that oil toontorrow d'ejaniglu he>wuttld 'moye Tor a repeal of tii�   th^i-he WBSiWot ttware it wn� the intfption of his Mitjeity's Goveriusent to profioee any SHcl^^�^pfo�l. Lord.Milton thferifixed hi� notice for Tuesday se'iinighi. . i . PETITION FRdMTHR'MERCHANTS OF LONDON. Mr. Baring rose to present u Petition from lliat mo�t extensive and respectable body,. |he Merchants of the XZ'tiy of London ; a .Petition which, whether it is considered for the terms in which it is couched, for the great respectability of the peri>ons from whiiin it emunstes, o. for the great Ktake they hold in the country, he wonldv venture to say involved a more important subject than bad ever before come before that Hoase in the shape of a Petition. The general interest excited by the great questidnof the pre�ent prevailing distresses in the comiMerciul world, was a proof that the cou'dtry felt itself at-present in a stale of great 'uneasiness, and that itseriuosly called for theiinmediate consideration of Parliament, with the view of inquiring whether or no human wisdom could devise aiiy remedy for tliK present stale of thin^. If, on inquiry, the evil siiould appear to be irremediable, then let the country know it; if the contrary should appear, then let the wisdom of this House see how far a remedy was apidiruiile, and in what manner ibe attempt was to be made in the present state of the country. In hi*owti opinion, the case was a mixed oiie; for much of the evil he feared there conld lie found no particular remedy, but for other branches of the subject, he thought some remedy might . be applied, - and a good deal done to mitigate the *^xisting state of things. The Petitioners ' came before Parliament upon the broadest grounds; tbey cume for protection against lio particular in. terest; they claimed neitber reservation'nor exemption, nor particular privileges - On llie contrary, they,, us commercial men who underitood their real interests, felt that the distress, when general, was not to be alleviated by pactial or exclUiive means- they felt, that when'agriculture dwindled, liianufac-tiMT^ cottid.juii tJ|ici��:|,^r^eoitidht he could Solve-tome of the remedies Ihat might lie propoumled to meet part reiit weatih, -b the liiiinagement of gfrji cummeri-ittl .-UBdertJikings-^tlle' nteans''�f uc-quiting r.apid fui tunes were-so great liisit the^itviuuliM' were-aut cotttiderpd, ihny w�te uot aUeuiied to. Now a diftVreiit syMeni must be obsemd, or eUe ihe growth ef Ihe coiltimerre of this country will n >l iiiily be stunted, hot prrhi�ps�lto!�ether blighted. 'J�iigluiid hud now niaiiv coiir|ietili>rs I'lir l><'r -cuiii-qterce-she reqnired. Iherefore, to art wilh more minut� circ�ims)ieclion-she must return to her Ol e�i)ot! betides the . mere decline of commerce.    Not only bad the . country to,. Huflfer this decline,  hut also 10 endure it with an increased debt-a dc^t top lately   aggfavaied   by   the   unfortuf.aVe   y�P�fture a short time -ego -oin ll�e slate of tWe currency. It was impossible 10 look at the intreiued slate of this dej^ wilhn�tdesppi|deincy�n,d apprehension as �to the ioeans of-paying it. ' It.was increased by the let* aiterationirft^coin-thstvtone ncMed in-effe�:jt oni�-thirhment of maiittfactulres, it iniKht he foutid in Ireland.   One of the thtn;j�, therefnre, most to be desired and siutlied nt the present jdinc-iure, was to inspire the great bo it> inercliHtits, ^hat they beat us in eveiy mirtcei, to be alPribiilfil to, bnt llml they wt-re lel'l Unfrt-tered to their own specuUtions �iid enieriirisr, nod enjoyed an unrestijcfed trade?   The Hon.-Genii then ac'verted lu the coudiiinn nf :Frai>ce, iind read an extract "fa coitiniunicatioi; which lie bad re>^ t,'eived froin Parillhat inOriting.   It tliiitd, in addiction toother mailer, tliut niaiiofoc^orrrs weie every day getliii^ more lemploymeUt, ami lliat labourers foQhd work nil ovei; ihe kingdutn.   The ol>l--ft of Ihe peiition was 10 dr�w llie nttrniiun ot llin.|loit-H lo the circtimstaiite, thai trade was now in thai t-oi-diUon Unit we Could carry on no coinpetiiioii nit4i our neighbours, and that it whs nut to be expectnl wilhpul a recurrence to  old principles.- mar.)-But llie petitioners by no i��siis uitiHei) M|;3J9ch alleratiohas woDid injureexistiiigt>iter�i>li<; H^Tittrits^iot aware of nny that would be ro Hffrr*�1. The Pelitioners were desirous tliat all ihey had t'� offer should be considered, that the F] e shoul 1 hear with doe atteiilion whatever could be said "i* their behalf; but they wished iliat it shonUI Xjy. imjjressed   with the  conviction, that sometliii'.^ must be done beWe the country could get on.   In saying this, he etated  Ihe mailer in 1l>e li({ht ic reiilly appeared to hiili.   He was actuated  by ti>i party feeling; he was persuaded that tltU wa. :4 question cummon to all parties.   tteasonii>g front the lan>;uag? frequently used by him in i�ie Housf, noGenilemat) conld he more desirous lo see iIik principles he (Mr. Baring) wa.t advocating e>tii-blished fn practice, consisietiily with a pruiient regard In existing circumsiaucru, than ihe Rii^lit Hon. Gentleman oppusite (Vir. F. Robinson). But be had reason to coinplnin nf the past conituct   a-days) when any great qiiestiou was origiilaled, it seeined to be the only utiject of Government lo stand by and watch what party iri the House was likely to give  it more  suppnri. The .Honourable Gentleman then coiitrasteiJ ihw line of proceeding with the  very uppusite one pursued by a Minister  in   past times ( ^ present day.   He wished   longer in office, but that they would" bok. the actual difficulties of the cnuntry in the face, ami themselves propose sutih remedies as appeared best fitted to qyercooie; 1)^,-/-.^/eatwJi�ar.^yT^Iia*)ntf ifMed that the general object of ihe-peiiuon was to obtain fret^dora of trade, and the removal of Ihe restrictions by which it was impede e,importaliun of an ai-ticle, though it was lo bfr had at half Ihe price, because it was to be produced at home.-(Hear, hear.)-It was the arrangement of Providence lo bless diflerent countries wiih different advantages. He :heiight that no restriction ought to be laid nu foreign ships importing into this coniilryt whether Ihe pro(|ui-e was of tlieir own or any other couulry: When this restriction was imposed, he was sure that those who framed it did nol clearly see iheadvanlBge of a free intercourse between this anil other nations. The freedom of the transit trade was �Uoa moat desirable object.   The importalion of every commodity for re-eXpurlatiou ought la be allowed, and any opposition to this principle was a restriv-tioQ of our commercial trinsaclioos.   He was nut aware that a regulation of this sort would interfere with ihe interests of any Gentleman or set of Gentlemen in this country; but if it so happened that it did, he felt convinced that the,House, or any Committee to whom the.subject was deferred, would give every attention to any representationa which should be made lo ibem.   But upon asub-ject of this kind, he hoped Gentlemen would go into an inquiry, without Jiiiy prejudice or party feelings, looking only Jo the advancement of the com-meice �f the country., and not listening or j'ieliliiijc to any   interest  witlioiit considering Ihe justic� of the  objections   which should  be made.    A great objection had   been .made to. the transit .of German linens, and petitions had,been presented against its importation even for exportation.   A vague and idle nniion existed that this would injure the lineti trrfdeof Ireland: Ihat tltat irade wasiu fact at stake, if fuch an impurlalioii were allowed. A N e matkft K'-THe*; jVBW a time *ben we.ietU our fleert andef eouvpyji. subject, examine what-'cfluM be done - iu the w�y ;^i>f assislaiice, and mrorontlyaiid liieadily imrsue It, ,--------------    ,.. . it^ai4Ri{iotMb!e ihtrt this countsy could h��e a�y ' �od >^heu no other coutitrj wuW-�|�f*�e uis} ttmi   

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