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Lloyd's Evening Post (Newspaper) - December 20, 1797, London, Middlesex o D N NG O T Vol. LXXIX.] From WEDNESDAY, December 20, to FRIDAY, December 22, 1797 [Numb. 629 Thursday, Dec. 21. PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE. HOUSE of LORDS. Wednefday> Dec. 2 0. N the Appeal,. Lord Vifcouat Arbuthnot againft Gillies, after hearing Mr. Grant and Mr. Dixon, Counfel for the Appellant, The Loro Chan- cfllor faid, u was not neceffary for the Refpondem's Counfel to anfwer. A cafe more clearly honourable to the Defendant he never faw. In the year 1785 the Defendant had taken ft ye ral farms from the late Lord Arbuthnot at greatly advanced rents, 2nd had, by laying out much money* improved the land to a high degree, which had alfo rifen in value over ail that part of the kingdom in ?.n extraordinary degree; and now the Appellant was defirous, without even a colourable pretext, to fet afide thefe Ieafes, Not content with the decifion of the Court of Seffion, he brings it to the Houfe of Lords, and he fills hundreds of folio pages with evidence, the bare copying of which was an enormous ex-pence, and yet in all the body there was not a fingle fa& to touch the validity of the Leafes, or the very honourable charaQer of the Refpon-dent, whole knowleoge as a farmer, and whofe dealings in grain were fpoken of with the higheft refpeft by the concurring teilimony of all the neighbourhood. It became the duty of their Lordfhips to mark, by their decifion in this cafe, the feeling they had of fuch condufl. They Ought to difcountenance this pertinacious fpirit which purfued litigation to their Lordfhips bar, not merely without the ufual grounds of cifpute, but without a fhadow of caufe. The whole tranfa&ion on the part of Mr. Gillies was diftin-guifhed by the faireit and moft open proceeding, and he was entitled to cofts. He therefore moved, affirming the. judgment, that the Appellant do pay 100I. of colls.-Ordered. HOUSE of COMMONS. Wednefday, Dec. 2 Petitions for Kilburne Road, and from Pri, foners in Chelmsford�Gaol, were prefented. 'Chatteris Ferry Road, and Rockburne In-clofure Bills, were read afecond time, and committed. London Docks Bill (Merchants Plan) prefented, and read a firft tinv\ Mr. Ryder moved, .at the thanks of the Houfe be given to the Lord Bifhop of Lincoln, for his excellent Sermon preached at St. Paul's yefterday, being the day of the General Thankf- giving.-Ordered. Mr. Bur do*, after complimenting the abilities and character of an Hon. Member, whofe ill ftate of health obliged him to relinquifh his attendance and duty as a Member of Parliament, moved, that a new Writ be iffued for the Elec- tion of a Burgefs to ferve ift Parliament for the fuppofed merely the furplus of their income, af- On Borough of Newcaftlcupon-Tyne, in the room tcr their expenditure had been defrayed, of Charles Brandling, EJfq. wio bad accepted thefe and other points, he (hould exprefi> himfelf the Office of Steward of the Chihern Hundreds, more fully hereafter. At prefent, he thought it would.be fufficient for the Committee to report progrefs. Refolved, that the Committee do report pro-Bill for regulating the importation and expor- grefs, and. afk leave to fit again to-morrow; tatipn of Wheat. which, on the Houfe being refumed> was or- Mr. 1). Parker Co*$ prefented a.. Petition dered. r- Ordered. A Meflage was received from the Lords, dating that their LojrdClips had agreed* to the from certain Electors of'&f $$f&ixgtiof Tew kef-bury, flaiinaj that the riffhtj^ Rledioft for that Eorough the Freerne%& large, and pray- ing, that the late decifion of the Seleft Committee might not be final.--Tq be taken into confideration on the 26;h of February next. ASSESSED TAXES. Mr, HoBAa'i brouoht up the feeport of the Committee on the AfTeffed Tax Bill. A lhort converfation took p!aC<�bc*ween Sir J. Sinclair, Mr. Pitt, and the ^eaker, as to a point of form in the fut^fe ftages of proceeding with this Bill; when.it was agreed that the Report fhould lie on the* table, and the Re-folutions be deferred till to-morrow, when the blanks might be filled up. The Speaker then left the Chair, and the Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee. s i$9flible at prefent to take the whole fcale of proportion, in which the Tax was to operate, into confideration. He propofed, therefore, to poftpone the two firft claufes till to-morrow, and proceed immediately to the third' claufe, wbira was a/L�pted without any amendment. On the clanfe which went to oblige perfons making an appeal, to follow up their declaration as to their income with an oath, a defultory converfation took place between Mr. Pitt, the Solicitor General, Mr. Wilberforce, Mr. Hawkins Browne, Mr. S. Douglas, and Mr. Windham ; at the conclufiop oi which it was agreed, that the further confideration of it fhould be poftponed till to-morow. Mr. Pitt faid, that, in'a future ftage, and when the fcale of income came under dif-cuffion, fee fhould dwell fomething more at large on the deduftions which had been fub-mitted to his notice. It had been afked, for inftance, when a man traded on a borrowed capital, whether the inrereft which he paid on the debt fhoulc) be included in his income ? This <}ueftion he fhould certainly anfwer in 'the negative. Another queftion wa�, whether a man, paying certain allowances to his relatives, fhould declare the amount of thofc allowances as a part of hisrncome? He thought not, where thofe allowances were put out of his power by fettle- menr, or even wh^re they were habitually paid ; but in certain cafes, as where a father made an allowance to his fon, in lieu of payftig his bills, he thought that this allowance fhould make a part of the eftimated income of the former. He fhould deem it his duty to frame the Bill fo as to fpeak with precifion on thefe and fome other points, and the more fo, as ftrange miftakes had gone abroad on this fubjeft. He had heard of perfons who imagined, that by their income was [Price Sixpence.] The Mutiny Bill was read a firft time. The Committee of Ways and Means was ordered to fit again On Friday.-Adjourned. FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. Berlin, Dec. 6. Our youpg Monarch gains daily more and more the love aad admiration of his fubjefts. An enemy of idle pomp, and as frugal as his immortal great uncle, he is likely to make con-fiderabie additions to the treafure of Pruffia, On his acceffion to the throne, the King's cooks thought it a matter of courfe to increafe the number of difhes on the royal table ; buc Frederick William III. no fooner perceived the change, than he ordered the difhes to be reduced to their former number ; obferviag, that he did ! not fee why he fhould eat more, being King, than he had done when Prince Royal. Oar EmbalTy at the Congrefs of Raftadt will be equally numerous and brilliant as that of the Emperor and of the French Republic According to a new determination of his Majefty, thrc* Pruffiaa Minifters are to be feat to Raftadt; namely, Count Goerz, Pru�ao Envoy to the Diet at Ratifbon, as principal Mimfter Plenipotentiary ; Baron Jacobi, Prufiian Ambaffador at the Britifh Court, as fecond ; and the Privy Counfellor deDohm, as thirdMinifter.-Though his Majefty is not of the number of the ele&dd Deputies of the Empire, yet he is too deeply, in-terefted in the important difenffion refpe&ing the left banks of the Rhine not to take an adtive part in the negociaiions at Raftadt. Hague, Nov. 23. In the fitting of the Convention of ye/terday there was read a letter in Latin, from the King of Sweden, addrefled to " the Citizens of the National Aflembly," notifying his marriage with the Princefs of Baden.-Referred to the Commitee for Foreign Affairs, to prepare ia Latin a congratulatory anfwer fuitable to the occafion. Hag u e, Nov. 24. In the fitting of this day the Committee of Marine gave in its reafons, as directed bv the Convention, for ordering the Fleet of De Winter to put to fea. They ftate the damage the Eng-lifh had frfered in a ftorm ; the neceffity there was to do away the difgrace their fleet fuffered by being blocked up in the Texel ; and their defire to give the failors an opportunity to refute the calumnious reports of their being actached to the Stadtholder, under which they had laboured ever fince the furrender of the fleet of Admiral Lucas. They add, that they had laid no embargo, on account of the injury u mull occalioa
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