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THE

SENATOR:

OR,
Parliamentary Chronicle,

CONTAINING

AN IMPARTIAL REGISTER:

RECORDING, WITH THE UTMOST ACCURACY, THE

PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES

OF THE HOUSES OF

LORDS AND COMMONS.

Being the SECOND SESSION in the
Eighteenth Parliament of Great Britain:

Held in the Year 1797.

TORMING A SOURCE OF
POLITICAL INFORMATION,

HIGHLY INTERESTING TO EVERY BRITISH SUBJECT.

VOL. XX.

LONDON:
Printed for C. COOKE, No. 17, Paternoster-Row;

AND SOLD BY ALL OTHER BOOKSELLERS

IN GREAT BRITAIN AND

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HOUSE OF COMMONS.

Thursday, Feb. 8. Two Petitions were presented against the Watch and Clock Act. Ordered to be laid upon the Table. Fozard's Divorce Bill was read a second time.

The Speaker acquainted the House, that, on the 23d of September last, he had received a communication from the Governor of the Bank of England, of the intention of the Bank to pay in gold all such dollars as had been stamped at the Tower, which communication he had ordered to be inserted in the Lon-' don Gazette. He had also, on the 31st of January last, received a communication from the Bank, of their intention to pay in gold for such one and two pound notes as had been iflued before the 1st of February. This communication he had also ordered to be inserted in the Gazette ; but he had thought It proper to mention these two circumstances to the House, in order that they might be entered upon the Journals.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer moved, « That the House Thould resolve itself into a Committee on Monday fe'nnight, in order to take into consideration the Reports that had been prelented from the Committee of Finance.' Agreed to.

VOLUNTARY SUBSCRIPTION. Mr. Manning gave notice, that some day next week he Thould move, that there be laid before the House a list of the perlons who had contributed to the Voluntary Subscriptions. Fle deferred his Motion till next week, in order to give time

Gentlemen who were in the country to add their names to the very respectable lift of Noblemen and Gentlemen who had done themselves so much honour by their contributions.

A new Writ was ordered to be issued for the Shire of Clack

mannan.

which he was about to

SUPPLEMENTARY MILITIA. Secretary Dundas said, that the object of the motion had arisen und

e was about to make was, to remove some doubts that len upon the acts respecting the Supplementary Militia,

Is Majesty was empowered to collect by ballot, train twenty-one days, and then call out, cither in whole or in

some explanations were deemed to be necessary, and regulations for the purpose of greater expedition. It was

ention of his Majesty to call out half the Supplementary 1a, instead of a third, which it had been in his Majefty's

al contemplation : and the reason was, that ten thouland regular troop

becn taken from the Supplementary, and added to the troops, which had reduced the former to fifty thousand

did not mean to say, that a larger proportion than might not be called out : but they would depend on

the

men. He did not mean to one half might not be

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