Courier, May 31, 1806

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Courier (Newspaper) - May 31, 1806, London, Middlesex AT^ 4293. TotheCENTl.EMV.N, CI.F.IiCY.anfl VUF.RHOLDERS , ed a half pension, or sixpfnce a day, and at tlie otfUeCOUNtYof-SOMERSET, * end of 21 years service, the full pension of one shil- ling a day ? Mr. SecretaryWINDHAM fepHetl, that the ex-pediency of 1> xinties for rc-enlistmcnt wou'd become a matter of tiiture consideration and regalition. With respetVtt) pensions, he'shotild be inclined to propose a lower at ihe expiration of 14 year service, and the ftiU pension on the completion of the 21 yei' i> represcnr the County ot Somecsetoh tlio:>e(t onm", wit,-imlvistry, integrity, aii4 indcpendo.ice. I havu the honour to be, GeutUMiien, . Your moit obedient and very humble S rv?nt.' \V. O!0K.JNSt)Nf. ~ JMUl.AN IHKOHIC ANNUilY PLAN. PURSUANT to' the Adjcurnmrnt, the next MecliBRwill be holden at the LONDON TAVEUN M MONDAY N!-;XT, the 2-.I, of JuHe, at twelve o'clock pretisely.^'nn which d;.y tlie riN.A..U .l.'l.OSUHli ot the �Jjnokiiof^Subacriprton will tie dttemiined tin. � AVclheokrStreef, v WILLIAM.^UDLAM. Cavendisii-'fqnarc, May 1806. ;, ' It will apjjear evident, by the i'rospcilus (wMch rnny be hnilar the London '"averii) that trtcnrHpo^dl Institution will afford to'the Subscribers-~Cert/mlyvfiffr Uuiftffa Ctntny td S perce'ht. and probab;y or per cent per �nuU*n'( without anvrisqu-? whatever; at tlie sjtinetiMie that it will ap. prepria'e 250,? 00!. to thi; rclietot the io last week, Ivlgy t^/ ^1 _;� PR. ANGELL respeJlfmly acquaints the Tubhc tlieSii!e(;f rhe LtASh)otthe GANNON COK l^' ! li Cockspur-street, ChariuK-crps', advertised p'� Mondav Inst, in this Paper, to be so'd �ns, and resi'ecitt mentioned ISills were (.rd-rtdMb;*pni>ieil, SevJrWldiicumeiiiSriclativn the" inotij.n ot the Di'ke of Mc.^'tAose, ordered to b3 laid � before ills House. ' > �. . Tlife'LOKD CI:IANCF..LLOR-�vqu:iiiited..the House he had fecsivcilra I.fctter from.,Sir J^, I , UsickAvoith, relative to Theirtordibips'. Voteot^i'hanks. �CvJVi.h being read, npfiea'ed siipilar^to, .that cotnniiiiiicaied by dia: Odicer.to tne Jlquse of Coraijion*. , The cirder;bsing moved for the further consideration of the esse oi�, the linpeacbmcnt of Lord Meuvilh,; on ^vhll,'h . ftrajiHer5 vyere ordered t withdraw, aiiJ the Lord;>'COntluuse-disciiosion tilltwetve o'clock, when they ndjournM the ftirtl)fr coiisidtrafion of the case till four o'c*�>ck OiTWon* ^dji^', 10 which flav^^thfc Hr�!-=^^w;is nTso aUjoutneil, >� . 5j)"M()USI'^Oi-' Ct)MMOMS. " " fT,he*T.eni)lpJ{iir_in,d Sn?w !-!iin,oltrr*'Bi|I, on fheimo-jtion fh . M.'inber, which w.ere unf f^iinded ar.i. vrju's*. Ilas.iirltne aUusioiisiielaied to a transa^ijonin* �^vIvH-aUlSe Ci'ovcriicr ofj.viadrai and the Governor' G�fneral..oT Iiuii.i, w. IS at isaue. 'i'he cpiirluit of-''liis'b�other,*he statedj \vri.!i_dis>r)j;fov'd by rhe Goveimiieut of 'Madras.t;b�t Was lVrn!i:fni'iis;r,Weii>;'i-'r had iiraid tllat his brother hadC'mveyed the . secrets pt the ���iV'-'rnineiit to rbe Nabob, Which was untrue. He thVi! prucfci-deii ;-i-justify I'Hs rvinion, aiidnioved (or several iiapers'oh the subj.-if.. *  Mi. VVHI r'JH'ci-' KR'ENK s,ral,on lof'kin? over th; List of tlie .De.'its^of the Nii'^obof'Jhe Ca'riHtic, he rite* red merejly t>wliat intcitrtl in the I'ajJer, Avhich had hid ail etfect o.-' f.is i:)iiul,vaii(J on wliich I'e niade,I,is foiinerobsr^rvations, and was coiicfped if he gave pant to nuv Gentleman.^ . , .Mr, bt) LI 1 Van said, alter wh-it':he had stated to.the lloh.'GentU'ma!v, he trusted, hf ,\y,.uld have done jiistice to his brother, insiead i.f which he agi^ravaied his toriner.re-warks. He then iiroceeded to tustiiy his eontuict_i by ^ read-ills; lijtt'aiVs from a I'.tmpblet ,publii>hcd oi> the suSject. 'Mr. W. KtHN-Ii;explained. --^ ; ": � . VMr. HLLIuOi.; cwiierAkd, that .tated by  thr^ Hon. lientltnian who,made tlie motion. The inntioa was'th^n put'a'iirt'aSi'effil ta: , . Sir john rJt"VRI'OR*r'said, jiesho.ld, on Wednesday, submit a; propbsitioii to the,Mouse,to estabViaJi a free .and xmrastrained Intercourse of al 1 scrts of g:ain betvyocn Great Britftn and 1 rclun:!; '."  ; ^ . , Ah'erinan CV)ViHE oMahied leave to l.rini; in a Bill to re-peid the Additivnal, ifcorce hjll,, as tar as rclaie.l tu" the City l.ondon. -,,. j,; � '' .' � ^ �. � . ;' � Mr. PAUL inoVcd foi'se-wal India Papers, which was aiiteedio, ahei^ a feW obsct vationis froin,-Mr. ARTHua WkL-rfcjL'Ey.. ; . .�.,: �� ; The Iloviscrcsolvi'd itself into a CotiniTiitteeof vVaysand Weaiis tor irebiid,'NIr.l'.^i^A''Jttiii'rhe Chair. Sir jiqn,\vas oYderetl to be nmdc actorui/gly' in thaf Atuijt.or's I'ill. ' ' : . . Mr. RXnKES broiii-hfup the Repb't of th* .COTninit;ec a;,)p6int?d to'exainine the buildings ereileij at the British Bliiseum. -Ofdend iivbehiid ohthetabfr. i Ofdend . . . Mr, RO.SF pre s ted a Petition from several Mfest htslia �Ierchai;tsa4a':n�t the AinericiiivliUcrcourse Hill.; �^Sir �CHARLES PRICE 'piesehted a similar Petition, from the./)jLvne;s of several Uritj^h ships, both Petitions Svete g'dered to be laid on the tablB., LlMlTi:!) SERVICE. The order of the day for going iiuo a Ccmtnittec on the Mutiny Bill having been readi The SECRETARY at WAi^mbvetJ, that the Hpiisc do now rcsrlve itself into' the'said QDBunSttee. *lioVd CASTL,EREAGH, froii) motives ofconvc ntence^ wciild first put. two questiojia to the Right Hon. Gentleman opposite. 'I'he firit/Vvi^s, whethcf it was inientlcd that bounties sboilld he gi'vtn i'oi're> �nlisttncnt at the cxpiraijtion of the '^jjfftrcrit perils of service ? 'ihe other was with" irtjgardto the pptijjions, whC'thcr it was meant, a^t'the expi. fattot\ Af i| ytsar^ ^riricb, no allow what wais call. as to the bounties, arid again enquired, whether he had it in contemplation to give any bounties on rc-enlistment, and to what amount, distitict from arid independentoftlie reversionary allowances. Mr. Secretary WINDH.^M thought it was too tnuch tQ ask of hifW, what was the "tlmount of bounty that woitVd be given- at a future period, the circumsrances attending which It was iraposiiible to foresee. Mr. PERCIVAL said, that the Right Honourable Gentleman mistook the question of his Noble Friend. It was not .so much dirothe blanks wjth a term of service of seven years in the first place ; of three years additional at hi.s Majesty's pleasure, or three months after the concluijion of a peace. In adopt thet measure? What, had the House been about for the last fifteen yeirs ? Were not the va-ivous plans alopted d.urthg that period so many modes of recrtiting out of the common mcth.d ? And did not this tivinci! an universal confession that the or, dioary mode Was inukquite to the wants of the 3tatp? If these plans did not arise itom a strong feeling and convi-51ion this faft, they certainly were part of the, most wanton and most extraordinary system of innovation tYat the world had ever heard of. What induced the Hoiise to agree to the nuarmentatjon oiF the niiliiia (as it Was originally proposed) to 100,000 men? If the orclinary recruiting had been deemed sufficient, would recurse have been had to a m-asnrc so harsh and ur.plcasant ? It had bcSh tried however till it could do no more, till it had accoin,)lis.Hcd alt it could accomplish, ami this was to stop ar 80,006 inswid of too.oobmen. Pe�ce.ensuea. When the war a�ain broke forth, a sudden a�gmhew. that the re.iular th-it a neaii file Strtre of yovsr 5oi'!iery. cicnt.i"' Mo would not re ^ u I a r rc c r u i 11 Ti ij w a s s 111 the did not^see that ii peace, in case a recrtjit. was under 1S yea'rs of age, so many years ro be added to the seven as were neces!>ary to cdmpicte ; , , . � , :,'. �., ^ 1  . J J  reduced Its quota to Qooo ineji, and all MS .�iioldier' discharged in Great Britain. 'I'hese claus.\s would put the House in possession of the systein, which he wished to establish. It would be seen, that whatever bargains might be made for t!ie present/ it was iiuendsd iq leave.it in tlie povVer of the Legi>.Ia-.ture to vary them ia future.-This,' he 'trusted, would dp away the great alarm that had existed as .to any irrevocable cngngcnients of ihe State. Nothing , that w'as to be prtJposed \Vas irrevocable,^ but simply the faith pledgeil to the individiial,' who immediately entered the service. Every subsequent regulation was subjeft to the filteration which circumstances iiiigiu demand. In answer to jthc objeftions that had been made against this measure, he would.not (^issemble, that in this, ^s well as in everyfthing che, a hacrifK''e must be miide, some, thing inustbe giveiT up to gt;t a great d-al more,- It was not,,as had been stated by the Hon. Gentle-men opposite^ a wanton innovation ; an attempt to mend iha^l which was already well  a hazardous ex-perii�Cfi.t(| where _no alteration wa.�.iieccssaryi By ^ � adopting the measure, we 'certainly shotild put otir. sclvejund,er the necessity of parting with more thari we cpuld wish to part with. No one could deny, that tp part with soldiers in titne of war-^vas objec. tionablCj, tinless it was done in the hope of obtaiiiing. a greater accession of strength. In this, aS' \yell as. in every other tiraosadtion.no ad viintagecould be g,�in. " edwithotjt paying a price for it. The same principle -regulated the acquivemtnt of wealth,;,rfnd a inati pbsseiiised of money might as' well be deterred front layingjOtjit considerable sums in the hrpe of obtaiti.j ing raoj* considerable teturns; Aff to the. tieccss'ty 01 � a ine�i!�"e for increasing our' military .strength^' did tKc Gei^'cmen opposite iriean seriously to^f^jj, thai Gpvjstntneht was not Vress�d by necessity, i^^^^^ jTennl'ies doubled. Hi. Army of Preserve Aft I'uid failed, because It certainly liad produc.d a nUtnoer of nien, althoirgh it fell far short of what was pr;)mi^cd by t!ic" atithors of it. 'it Jdid its utmost, ant it c;iiy:profcs..cd to be temporary." T'hen came the . Additional l^'orce Ad.' 11c would not say ofthc Gentlemen opposite, what they said of the present Administraiion| haaiclv, that ihey brouglit hirward a n.ew military measure, because out of ofiice the.v had talked about it, and pledged themselves to do so ; and yet the pi-dge of th^>sc Gentlc-mnwasmucli stronger than any pledge which tlie present Ad;niv.i3:rjtioiV mt�;ht he supposed to have gi.cn ; for tlvc Administration' which immediately preceded that of which those Gentlemen lar.ticd a parr, were aduafiy removed tromofliee on the. ground of the inefficiency of their military nuMsuies.-"-- T'hey were, therelore bound, as it were, to bring forward something, and he mu-iC confess that wivat they did bring forward, was very like a so.Tiething that they were coiipelied to pro.hice. . 'I'he fa-f wa-;, thut thit Adiniiiistraiion felt them.selves obliged (having destroyed the iTjiiiiaiy plansnf their preje-ccjsor.i) cither to revert to thcordin-iry means of recruiting, which were a vowed ty ii^oufiicienr, or in., tro.liice some new and original mea.sare in its kind. Could It be .'^aiJ.thcn, they did ihrs wantonly, arid nor fro;ii Itvas whimsical enough, that when an Hon. Geiitieman subsequenrly moved for -he continuance ot the Additional Force Act, he asserted, that ifitWas not continued we should.haVe nothing. Why, w!ku was there before? Something. T'here was the ordinary recruiting. "Bui," said he, "if; you tak^ away tlvis new system'you leave noihing," No!.Did you not leave the old mode ? The old mode, however, was evidently io-sulfieisnt ; and of thi-s new mode,, if he 'mi^ht venture to parsue it to,Its, grave, "".to "draw it from its-dread abode," he would repeat that it had completely tailed/. There vvas, indeed, a prihciplein it (as he hadform-r-ly oi^ervedj of self-destruc^iori.-*-An Hun. Gciiilemaahad accused bin: ofnever hav.; inij read rhissame Additional Force Act. Howc^ver lias might be, he Wf\S;. perfe^lly satisfiec-l to Understand it, evcn'if he ha,d;nb(: read it.' TheTjort. Gen-tiera.in on thecpmrary., i^iad.reai ji:, and did not un-deistand it-.' He;GLHtainly dul.hot undcrstatid it, if he ' 'heaL'V.sticceeded^'if'i^'nst have ficiencyof 26^,000. It was running';i race in which tiW further it raii th.; more .'.it' was bohind. It would'have beeiJ eq'ially ruined cfther success or .by failure j and the otdy ch'a'nc'e^'of" its ex'isf- , ence vvould have been ,.in an intermediate .�slate, ���{' had been Welhiaid by; a Right HonpuraUle Fr.ond; lof his (iMr. Shcridap), *' certain ,feeble' crinstitti-. tions always a.Ung, but never ill, frequchily holti;! out belter rhah the most h'hust haibits." . Nor only_ did the Adl prodiice few men, but it prevented men from being rfiised by o^hey means.^ AVhat V.ietril.^d 'been g.Tined by it, were gained by 'the inlViiVger m'ent of its provision.s, and at'the cxi^en-ce of morality arid virtue. He trusted, therefoie, after haying thus staled the various means used t,o add to our military force, it would no longer be sjid,"'tiiat'''tSt) necessity existed fur.a ii^eas\ire in aid of the rcghljif'recruiting. That neces.sity being admitted, the question was, what should be done ? He, was h'app)''. to observe the change in the apirvioiis; of Gcn.tlemcn oi>|io-ite, who now all we.re anxious, in ariyVtiew thi^ns.nes to look to.the iotcjresrs ot futurity. It was a Iniidahle altera tion ui : sen t imeriri a It hough the dec la ra tion Seemed to come rather, oddly from individuals who vvere so recen.ty and ^ystcivvnicaily preferring teai-porary measures, to pettnanein ones. No brkiy had 'any hew projeils. Hft had niihe. ^lil the good sense on'this subject.,in |uvopioi'r the st'.ny, Gotltpafaory ineasijrrs -Ax-re I kc ihjB.-.c ird-al; appliel fo relieve su.hlen imii'-pjsitioni but which ti-nJed eventually to injure the g neral tire of 'he Ivalth-It was inexpedient to have recourse ro s.: Ti n.-aturet itntil others of a iiiil.ier nature had hen t.ird n.if-feclually. Such was ,th it iio.v |.r pj�ld do was to communicate to those likety to n;*?ipr them the advantages that weire offered. Ifitficr ihi.s had b^icn tried, it a' . -f but you may change . . ^..... If any one thmg was pior;: than a;'.other in the ^^wer (tV a~Go"ernmenr, if wa:; f.;) am'^li.^r ;>? the situation of those whowere itith-.-ir p:.y, il >'.v was this to be done? It was not p'r,'-.\'.)ie to nvike tV'e-r.fe of a soldier a life of safety, ca-^^ .-,r \jre,ir pr-jSt, but at 110 'icriod would 1TI >li�es '>c: Vrin:.-..v; attraft then to that hwnoiirable profrsioi. .T f'ihe existing rnc. fives were not snllieient,. v oi^.St r > b-.-, aided by others. Cue ot !i'.'e:.e wa.s ;:'-.(>l:M',inij the enlistmerit for iif'e, or at lease fcr an vn.Ii'tetcrntv in iha option of the p-r-.an in wln^a �..-rv;.:-: i'eth ettiist-rnent might be made. Hi had h?a:d it strantrdy-aigii?d, that if i!ie service Av'cr; not con-i '.ercd eligi-b;e for life, it would ii-.)t b2 cc>r!S\dsred eligible tor j seven years. The-re noiis, h^'.vever, which must weigh with a irecruit for prr.-?nce, afrer a certain pctu>.f> mu>t op race pJvVerr.'Hyin i.ldu^sng a man to enter into theservj-ce. VVitli resp-*ct io the opmion of an Honouable Generi;, who thought |K�rtHiceQ.'3 fion, towttnc'S the (te.!:hs of heroes, to t.-ll of " the anrres vast, and ' d.sarts idle,'* that he had seen, and of the " hairs-breadih escajjeSj i'di imminetit deadly rjre.cb,", that he had experienced, td some rustic De.sd'-pior.t, the daughter perhaps of the viila^'e hinJluid, who re- . turaiisg from drawing a lank^srvl of ale fur her (atiier's Customers, would, with j^re'.5dy eat devour cp his discxiursc." /A Lugh.) He wouid divide the evils � wiiich had been at!rti;ured to the triea.iitres he rro-po ed, under tiiree heads ; - r"irsr, the "'.'ppb^.-'d ill eifett it would have on the charatter of the Ar,:.v -secondly,, the inconveniencies rh'ir w.')u!d result rro.oi i.t to , the ^colonial service, ;t.,-;''^ho in his extnisn;.nnn^o' the military sys-.tems_.of "modern Kurop;-,'Hi-i.^lkd r.i escl ode Kr.iiice > under h:r ivlon^iry hy-a 'MHnar-.'hv w'nicn had con- :,inspeciio!roi"nn-brdin:ii>^ to!;u h de- . eiiircd, .,i;ut:.\ms^^|ih�rty'''of di>tliargei*tfc>ui! no '-^ger allowed;'^^ni,-ttiiv;chth:'i^K>re^h:^wed, , lo.tger vhai it had .been grante'ii tothat peri-vV; :;-.li;hou^h witil the arbitrary p wer of d despot'C GovornmetUt the right was theiv, taken awjy. Trevioufily to the . year, 1765', the teriii of ctilistmetir in Pr.ii^ee was for six yei^fi. In 176^; it \i>h� ciuinj^stl to eight: years. At the conlmencement pfihe war in ^"Jl^i the Go-v'crt\i^ein of France waiittid soldi', rs. and 'the orji-nancc^^o which, he had bel^re a hided-was piomul- itij(:Mi(|).'iey" on bonds. T'-e �v^:oHv,ch(edee u'as b.orrte for the sake of a super;;:; iKHants^^. As to the supposed incompatibility of ii.-i':cc scrv:,:e with the muitarf charadcr, all the exjiefieru:: .c: tne rid was againit such a supjWsilioni I'l th ise;r,ci iei in � hich the rigiis oi soldiers WjCfeiho least aftc.nikx> t^s limited service was the praft-cci Hedid not wuh t uri ih? questidh on authority, hue U he choic to instir.e a case in whidv penodicitl discharges, and during time of warj were allowed, he would nsk Gertilemen oppo-fiteil they hadever iieaidofsucha peopleaJ theSwis>? , I tiey vvcre aniong the moit esteemed troops on ti��t Conufient ; and yet ihcie was not a sit^gle Swiss .v.-. ;

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