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Prices of Grain.- Meteorological Diary of the Weather.-Bill of Mortality. AVERAGE PRICES of CORN, from May 15, to May 20, 1780.
Wheat Rye Barley Oats Beans COUNTIES upon the COAST.
s. d. s. d.fs. d.js. d.ss. d. London
72 COUNTIES INLAND.
62 6 Surry
62 6 Hertford 4 20 02 21 II
911 412 5 Cambridge 3 1012 6'2 6 Cumberland
4 72 102
6'2 6 Weltmorland
21 Northampton 4 +12 41 100 512
511 610 Leicelter
311 70 Nottingham
II 92 Derby
Or 41 Stafford 4 710 62 Cornwall
02 41 83 5 Warwick
4 olo 012 4/1 1012 4 Gloucester
013 4 Wilts 4 410 02. It 8
WALES, May 8, to May. 13, 1780. Berks 4 110
712 Oxford 4 110 or 101 812 6 North Wales
4 713 512 II
4 Bucks 3 milo
12 7 A Meteorological DIARY of the Weather for JUNE, 1779. June 1779 Wind. Barom. Therm.
29 7 i fometi.cloudy,some dropsof rain,but in general bright ditto
29 71 56 several fying clouds, but a fine day 3 ditto 297
cold mornings and evenings NNE
many Aying clouds, and shows for rain 8 ditto
62 a fine day, a few smart thowers 9 SW
ftrong 29 2
60 many flying clouds, with some smart showers freih 29 3 62 several imart showers, with foine thon. and lightn. little 29 31 60 rain all day without intermisiion, cold and damp dicto29 258 a fair day, chiefly bright Ditto 29 21 59 chiefly cloudy, fome milling rain, but bright at times
ditto 29 2160 chietly cloudy, but no rain
ditto 29 51 62 cloudy at times, but chiefly bright
29 8158 cloudy dull day, very cool
81 58 cloudy dull morning, fine bright afternoon 18 NNW
fresh 29 71 58c'oefly cloudy, thews for rain 19 ditto
29 7 59 bright and cloudy at intervals, several smart howers 20 ditro 29 81 58 ditto,
no rain, very cool
a good deal of Night rain 22 NNE
8 60 lowring day, with small rain at times, tright even. ditto
299 60 many black clouds, but tritling rain, very cool Dicto 8 ditto
uite cold disco
a great deal of rain, quite cold ditto
6 61 a fine bright warm day fresh
29 71 60 chiefly cloudy, but fair disto
29 7 61 cloudy morning, fine bright day
fine bright afternoon
Bill of Mortaluy from Apr. 25, 10 May 23, 1780.
2 and 5 162 50 and 60
5 and 10
70 Females 7353 Feinales
45 70 and 80 Whereof have died under two years oldó 12
20 and 30 140 80 and 90
30 and 40 IO 90 and 100 Peck Loaf is. uid.
Debate on the Irisle Affairs continued Much has been said against proroguing from p. 164.
the parliament, or, when prorogued, ORD Alvocate of not allembling it before calling the Scotland (D- nd-.s] Irish parliament, than which no mea
objected to the mo sures could have been more impolitic. L
tion, as not specifi- A How was it pollible for ministers here cally pointed, nor to know the delires of the people there, legally proved. He till they were authentically declared adinitted the facts, through the medium of their reprefen
that Ireland was in tatives in parliament allembled? Had distress, and was entitled to relief; ac- B ministers taken upon themselves to knowledged that he had formerly been judge, they might, by not meeting of another opinion, and in his conici their ideas of relief, instead of quieting ence he thought he was doing his dury, the commotions on which to much when he declared that opinion in that stress has been laid, have accelerated Houle; but he had since been convert those evils of which the poble lord who ei, and gave the credit of his conver.C made the inotion, and the hon gentlefion to the reasonings of Mr. B-ke. men who have supported it, seemed so He reminded gentlemen who charged apprehensive. Gentlemen forget or ministers with nogleat, that it was not overlook the circumstances that renderto their neglect ; it was to the disincli- ed the prorogation of parliament abso. nation ot the House to comply with the plutely neceffary. It did not rise till the means proposed, that blame, if there 3d of July, after fitting near seven was any, ought to be ascribed. To the months; an invasion at that time was resolutions of the Irish not to consume daily expected, and many of the meinany of our manufactures; to their non- bers bore commissions in the army, the importation agreements; to their arm. E navy, or militia, and the allistance of ing themselves; infifting on a free all were wanred in their several stations trade; and limiting their money bill to to enable government to repel the ato the period of fix months, he said but tacks of the common enemy. Would little; all these things appeared to him it have been prudent to have withheld to puint only to terms of equitable re- the members from exerting them elves lief. They had no reference to the fou this occasion? Would it not have conduct of ministers. The great grieve been criminal to have retained them? ance of which Ireland, he said, com- The same argument applies to the Irish plains, is the retrictions on her trade parliament. Should they have been by British laws. Have the present micalled together when the danger was nisters restricted their trade; On the Gequally imminen', and when ir was un. contrary, have they not encouraged it! certain which kingdom the enemy inHave they not done more for Ireland in tended to attack firit ? True wilduna that respect than all the administrations pointed out the freight line which miof this country since the revolucion? nitters were to follow; and by calling
the parliament of Ireland at the time consequences of which had been forethey did, and collecting the lentiments seen and foretold by those very men of the whole community from the whom he had the unparalleled effrontery voice of their conftiruents, they are to charge as the authors of all our calanow enabled to come with certainty to mitiés ; he, whose inflammatory hadeclare both the wants and the wishes A rangues had led the nation step by step of their filter kingdom, and to submit from violence to violence, till that inthe whole to the decisi.n of parliament. human system of blood and massacre, Could a more wife, a more fate, a more of fire and devastation, was adopred, convenient, or a plan that promised which every honest Englishman muit berter fuccc!s, have been devised by deplore, every wise man cindemn, and any set of men than this, which tended B every good man reflect upon with horin the first place to secure our internal ror; which has ttained the annals of tranquility, and eventually to defeat this country with a black catalogue of every enterprize of the common enemy? infernal crimes, mediated by revenge, He concluded with ob'erving, that this and directed by injuriice. What has was not a time for gentiemen to indulge been the contequences of these diabuthemselves in invectives, or irritating clical measures, 'recommended in ininflarnmatory fpee hes, to which he als flammatory speeches by the minions of cribed all the resistance to legal govern- minitters, and pursued with vindictive ment, which had produced such dire- eagerness by thote who were ready 10 ful effects in Ani rica, and which was wade through rivers of blood to obtain now supposed to agitate the ininds of their favour? What have they led to the loyal inbabitants of the kin, dom ofD but humitiation and disgrace? Have not Ireland. Union and healing measures Hancock and his crew (thecommon appelwere now become the duty of every lation of the American chiefs) beheld at friend to his country. Ireland required their feet commissioners from the Brirelief; the noble lord in the blue rib- tish parliament, imploring that forgivebon has promised to lay a plan for that nefs which in the infolence of power purpose before the House in a few days: F had been denied to their fupplicating The subje:t is of great extent, and it brethren? Was it for him, who by his confidered with coolness and temper he inflammatory speeches provoked the had no doubt of its answering the end sword of war, and whetted the edge of proposed, because he believed that no . keen resentment againit colonies atinitance upon record could be produced, tached to government by principle, and when men came to deliberate in such a to his Majelty's royal house by affection, disposition, that they ever failed to ter- Fto charge any other set of gentlemen minate the bufiness on which they met than those with whom he was conwith the detired success. He was ut- nected, as the authors of those vindicterly against the motion.
tive measures which none but men deMr. Fx rose, for the first time lighting in blood could devise, nor any since his affair of honour with Mr. but men of a certain cast could jullify? Ad-m, and in one of the most ani- Is it because the learned gentleman has mated speeches he ever madle expressed Gleen his error and is convinced, that his indignation at the presumpruous Perry * and his crew has escaped with confidence of the learned advocate, who milder treatment than Hancock and had dared to arraign the gentlemen on Adams, and their crew? or, is it behis side of the House with being the cause the arguments of Perry and his cause of all the mischiefs and misfor- crew are backed by 40,000 bayonets? tunes which had already belallen thish,One could hardly have expected to have devoted country, and the much greater heard from the learned gentleman, of evils that threatened it. He of all men, all men living, the hackney'd charge so whose inflammatory speeches had con frequent in the mouths of the low runcurred in precipitating parliament and ners of administration, in order to apthe nation into thule fa:al meafures, the * Speaker of the H. of Commons in Irelande
pease and catch the vulgar. Does the afters. The noble lord in the blue load of infamy, accumulated by the re ribbon has more than once declined it; perition of every cruelty which the fa- the two noble lords who have lately vage monsters of the American lakes, quitted the cabinet [Lds G-W-s and lec loose upon an innocent people, W-ym-th) have Thewn by their recould perpetrate, begin to lie fo heavy fignation, that ihey were not the chief on the consciences of the promoters, initruments ; nor is there any one that they want to throw the odium of among the number of those who affect their accurled fanguinary system on to dittinguish themselves by the bo. tho e who deprecated fuch villany? nourable appellation of King's friends, who wrote, ipoke, remonstrated, and who cares to own himself the principal went even so far as to threaten there in beginning the troubles that have parasites with whom it wa: known to B brought all these evils upon us. If originare? This mode of defending ad. then ihe measures appear fo pernicious miniftration was, he said, below cor that every man in power and out of tempe. It betrayed a mean, pitiful, power is alhamed to own himself the low cunoing, which could deceive none firit adviser, who can account for that but those by whom it was adopted, and obstinate perseverance which ministers which men of spirit and true generosity c Thew for continuing them? The learnwould abhor. Having sufficiently ex ed gentleman has said, that the distresses poled the infiammatory part of the of Ireland were not brought upon that learned gentleman's argument, he drew kingdom by the present minilters, but a striking picture of the lofles, dif were owing to the restrictive laws of graces, murders, mallacres, destruction, trade pafled in this country. As a geand devastation, that had attended those
neral propofition, he was ready to allow fanguinary measures which had all alongi in part; but would the learned genbeen supported by the learned gentle tleman deny, that the total loss of the man. Forty millions of treasure Iquan American irade, the embargo on the dered, not less than 200,000 Brivish only export they had but linen, the subjects, including Americans, sacri increase of taxes, and the decay of the ficed ; flourishing cities, sea-ports, f manufactories of that kingdom, had towns, villages, the properties of triends not operated to accelerate its distresies? and enemies, involved in one common He admitted, that it was the general ruin ; the flames of war ftill raging, calamities of the times that had made and every day extending; the weak ga- Ireland poor; but it was the negligence thering itrength, and this once power: and inattention of ministers that had ful empire, the terror of nations, and made the people desperate. By the lately mistrets of near ore quarter of F grofs mitconduct of ministers the Brithe 'habitable world, deserted by hér til parliament had lost its power, and allies, belet on every side with enemies must now agree to grant, what otherof her own creation; her dependencies, wise he forefaw would be extorted the main source of her wealth and from it. What, he said, would have strength, daily failing off, her people been the consequence of Ald. Heron's discontented, divided, groaning under application at the custom-house of Duban almost insupportable weight of rases, Glin to make an entry of Irish woollens and murmuring in fullen silence against for Hold, had not the moderation of the authors of their calamities. Ir this, the leading men in that country interhe said, is a true representation of the posed? Ald. Heion would have shipped prefent Rare of this country, and that it goods for exportation contrary to leveis so, he appealed to the feelings of every ral English laws still fubfifting; his gentleman that heard him, he asked H Majeily's cutters would have seized who among the present junto ot his them; the second edition of the Botton Majetty's coufidential fervants would violence would have been published; ftand forth and claim the honour of and Britain to her other enemies would being the first pronoter or chele dito have had Ireland to contend with. The
karned gentleman has ingenio fy en- of negligence and inattention to the indeavoured to represent the present mo terests of Ireland, he was ready to consion as incapable of proof; Mr. F-x fess himlelf a culprit. He was indeed Kiewed the contrary. The address of aware, that what had yer been done. the House, and the King's answer, , for Ireland had lefe much to do to meet were evidence of the duty; and it was the withes of the people, and did not for minifteis chenitelves to prove that A doube bu: parliament were come with they had performed is. He urged the the left dupositions to grant them tull certu e contained in the motion, not reliet. li couid nol, he said, be exas a punisment originating in re ent- pected that he hould lend his support meni, but as a necilary mark of par to a motion ibat involved a ceniwe liamentary cislike to thai indolence and upon himself; nor, tad he been an jecap:iciiy of mivitiers, by which the B indifferent person, could he have boyal and long fwilering people of Ire- thought it cither just or reasonable to land bad imanied fo grievoudly. He charge the servan's of the crown with concluded his fpecch with approving the natural contequences of long-etathe atlociations of Ireland, but lamene- blin.ed laws, any m.:re than in censure est che caule that called for oppolition them for the distrefles of the poor in and violence. He did not pretend to Crimes of untarourable te sfuns. the knowledge of what the noble lord his incapacity or negligence, all he in the blue ribbon had to propuse, 10 Mould lay was, that whenever his Sumeet the desires of the Irish nation, but verciyn and the parliament should find ventured to foretell that it would in a fuccefior, he was ready to rehgn. clude every thing he had before denied He had been charged with corruption them, and all that they now demanded band avarice; the first was without belides. He adveried to his ovn for proof; the last, averse to his nature. mer predictions, when Ireland was re He was poor, he faid, when he came Juled relief the preceding feilions, that into office, and fiould not be rich when iscreating associations and armed mul- he went out. tirudes would dictate to minifters, and Mr. Wbp Elms expressed the to a complying parliament,
E pleature he felt when in a viruatiou to Mr. M-cd-d was convinced, that unite a strict ciicharge of his duty with the facts as stated in ibe motion were his native feelings. He fait, the tem. friály true; but because they were def. per of the House during the two pretitute of legal proof, he couid not as a ceding feffions was well known to be member of parliament approve of the averle to gratify the demands of Iresefolution. He charged the minister F land. It was not at that tiine in the with many low perfonalities; for which power of ministers to combat its prejuas he expielied bis torrow the next day, dices, and it was their duty to acand ascribed to a constitucional infirmiquieice. They would again consult the by which tometimes burried him into fente of parliament, and be guided by indifcretions foreign to his more deli, that critericn. berale sentiments, we Mal! fortear tog Col. B-ré rose in indignation, to repeat, only remarking that the noble hear parlian:ent charged with enterlord, who was the olject of his mo- taining prejudices unfavourable to Irementary abuse, behaved with the most land. Minitters, he averred, had it in becoming temper, and next day ac their power to grant Ireland whatever cepied his apology with a frankness lieland requeiied, and with what she that did his lordnip great honour. requchiel then, she would have been Ld N-th, in answer to Mr. F-Y,H much better fatistied, than with what the
Н juftified his conduct towards Ireland, pow demanded. He called to the recol. enumeraied the nany javours conferred lection of the House the fatal conse. on that kingcom lince he had been ad- quences of retifing an injured people mined in a icat in his Majeliy's Cound redrets, and instanced the hard terms cils; and it thole, he laid, were proofs huid forth to the American people in