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John Smith, esq.
1793. Feb. 13. Sir John Mitford, knt., afterwards Lord Redesdale.
LORD ADVOCATE OF SCOTLAND.
Right Hon. William Windham.
X. INDEX OF THE NAMES OF THE SEVERAL SPEAKERS IN BOTH
Abbot, Charles [In 1817 created Baron Col-
Adair, Mr. Serjeant, 611, 625, 650, 749, 865,
Anderson, Alderman, 304, 1334.
Bankes, Henry, 99, 112, 687, 1561.
Bragge, Charles, 1332.
Browne, Isaac Hawkins, 507, 1370.
Buckingham [George Grenville Nugent Tem- Gascoyne, Isaac, 1335.
Burdon, Rowland, 713.
Call, Sir John, 99,
Campbell, Lord Frederick, 1158.
Canning, George, 301.
Carnarvon [Henry Herbert] Earl of, 133.
Cawthorne, John Fenton, 1007.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, see Pitt.
Burton, Francis, 1516.
Grant, William, 121, 397.
Buxton, Robert John, 649, 712, 743, 839, Grenville, Lord [William Wyndham Gren-
ville] 52, 126, 131, 144, 193, 200, 207,
Combe, Harvey Christian, 1309, 1520,
Curtis, William, 1334.
Curwen, John Christian, 93, 291, 302, 369,
488, 512, 568, 586, 611, 616, 617, 618,
East, Edward Hyde, 72, 991.
Erskine, Hon. Thomas [afterwards Lord
Francis, Philip, 98, 696, 793, 840, 852, 869,
Fergusson, Sir Adam, 1037.
Grafton [Augustus Henry Fitzroy], Duke of,
Grey, Charles [Afterwards Earl Grey] 61, 94,
Guilford [George Augustus North], Earl of,
Halhed, Nathaniel Brassey, 284.
Hawkesbury, Lord [Charles Jenkinson. In
Hay, Lord [Earl of Kinnoul in Scotland],
Hill, Sir Richard, 748.
Jekyll, Joseph, 103, 368, 610, 671, 830, 1034.
Hawkesbury; and Earl of Liverpool] 162,
Joddrell, Richard Paul, 918.
Kinnoul, Earl of, see Hay.
Lambton, William Henry, 98, 114, 116, 300,
Lansdown [William Petty] Marquis of, 154,
Penton, Henry, 1003.
Pitt, Right Hon. William [Chancellor of the
1020, 1025, 1030, 1031, 1033, 1035, 1072,
1124, 1201, 1209, 1230, 1256, 1277,
1358, 1386, 1405, 1406, 1440, 1518, 1520,
Rashleigh, Philip, 1027, 1032.
Scott, Sir John [Attorney General. In 1799,
Ridley, Sir Matthew White, 114.
Robinson, Maurice, 44, 290, 302, 508, 577,
Rochester, Bishop of [Dr. Samuel Horsley],
Scott, Sir William, 69, 1508.
117, 121, 123, 158, 295, 301, 334, 364, 380,
Radnor, [Jacob Pleydell Bouverie] Earl of, Westmorland, [John Fane] Earl of, 532.
Wallace, Thomas, 390.
Walsingham, [Thomas De Grey] Lord, 190.
Wigley, Edmund, 1018.
Wilberforce, William, 1, 36, 99, 292, 304,
575, 646, 690, 737, 761, 845, 863. 997, 1227,
Wood, Mark, 72, 1335.
Wycombe, Earl of, 1541.
Rose, George, 123, 889.
Russell, Lord William, 305.
Yorke, Charles, 1283, 1541.
Ryder, Dudley [Afterwards Earl of Harrowby], Young, Sir William, 71, 101, 677, 741, 866,
35 GEORGE THE THIRD, A. D. 1795.
opinion of a people should be superseded by nothing but circumstances of a very extraordinary nature, such as did not appear in the present case against it, and was entitled to a degree of respect that would have induced him, independent of his own unalterable opinion, to have made his present motion. He thought it a very important duty in every war, not only to take care that in the commencement it was just and necessary, but to look out also from time to time, for every opening which might be given for the con
[Continued from Vol. XXXI.] DEBATE on Mr. Wilberforce's Motion respecting Peace with France.] May 27. 1795. Mr. Wilberforce rose to make his promised motion. He began by observ-clusion of it; to see whether the original ing that the subject which he was about motives for it continued-whether our to bring before the House, was one own country, whether that of the enemy, which he had deeply considered; that he whether the state of other powers, and had revolved it again and again, and the general circumstances of the times, that he had even been somewhat con- made it needful still to pursue the path firmed in his opinion upon it, by what we were treading. He had done so in appeared to him to be evidently the ge- his own mind in this case, and he would' neral sentiment of the public; for there now state to the House that train of reahad certainly prevailed an opinion almost soning, which, in consequence of his doevery where of late, that ministers were ing so, he had naturally been led into in either actually negociating a peace, or his closet.-The general subject of the were purposing to negociate. This ex- effect of the war on our finances, populapectation of peace had arisen, not from tion, and commerce, had been so lately any terms in the resolutions of administra- discussed, that he should dwell little on tion, or in their language in that House; those points: he would only observe, that for in these they had plainly intimated there seemed to have been a mistake in that they had no thought of making peace taking so much credit for the present with France at present; but from the magnitude of our export of manufactures, general posture of affairs, which had na- when that very export was probably to turally led men to imagine that this was be ascribed in part to the war itself; in a time when pacific measures might be proof of which, he quoted an observation taken. Much joy had been infused into from Smith on the Wealth of Nations, the public mind in consequence; and it noticing the mistake which had arisen in certainly, therefore, became administra- a former war on this point. He spoke tion to show why, at such a period as next of the navy; which, though certhis, they should not treat. He was not tainly at present much superior on the one of those who went the length of say- whole, was not to be depended on as ing, Vox populi vox Dei; but he would being always superior in every part; the nevertheless maintain, that the general French, by leaving themselves quite weak, [VOL. XXXII.] [B]