A message was brought from the lords, stating that their lordships had agreed to the five millions exchequer bills bill without any amendment.—Dr. Duigenan brought in the Irish first fruits bill, which was read a first time.— Mr. Francis moved for, extracts of any letters or accounts received from the presidency of Bombay, relative to the sum of 31,25944 Bombay rupees, inserted in the account of their disbursements, from the year ending the 30th April 1803, and said to be money lent to the Guicowar. Lord Morpeth stating that there was no objection to the motion, the same was agreed to.—On the motion of lord H. Petty, it was ordered, that there be laid before the house, an account of any offices in Ireland, that may have been granted to two or more persons, for their concurrent lives, with benefit of survivorship.—On the motion of lord H. Petty, it was ordered, that there be laid before the house an account of all the duties retained and not drawn back, on the exports of foreign and colonial goods, from Great Britain to Ireland, during the years 1801, 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805, and to the 6th of January 1806. As likewise a similar account of duties on similar exports, from Ireland to Great Britain, down, to 5th January 1806.—The secretary at war moved for leave to bring in a bill for extending the liberty of enlisting foreign soldiers into the service of this country, and for indemnifying those by whom the enlistments had been made. The right hon. gent. stated the fact of an excess to the extent of 3,000 men, beyond the provisions of the former act, having lately taken place in recruiting the German legion, while in Hanover; and that it was deemed expedient that no time should be lost in acquainting parliament of this circumstance, and asking indemnity Leave was accordingly given to bring in the bill,—Sir P. Stephens brought in the marine mutiny bill, which was read a first time and ordered to be read a second time to-morrow.—On the motion of lord Morpeth, a variety of papers, comprising the details of the revenue and expenditure of the different presidencies of India, were ordered to be laid on the table, preparatory to the bringing forward of the India budget.—On the motion of Mr. Fitzgerald, the Irish lands partition bill went through a committee.—On the motion of lord Temple, the house went into a committee on the Greenland whale fishery acts. After some conversation between Mr. Lee, lord Temple, and Mr. Vansittart, a resolution was agreed to, that leave be given, to vessel's engaged in the Greenland whale fishery, to complete their number of men at certain ports for the present season.—On the mo- tion of Mr. Vansittart, it was ordered, that there be laid before the house an account or estimate of all duties of customs and excise in Great Britain charged and outstanding on the 5th of Jan. 1805, and on the 5th of Jan. 1806, respectively, distinguishing the several articles, and temporary from permanent duties.
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