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will not do justice to your decision. ] ing to allow the skill with which he have the highest confidence in the couns played the advocate. " try that they will reverence your deci On Monday, the 6th November, the sion, and I am sure the country reposes House divided upon the second reading its fullest confidence in the integrity of of the Bill; and as the names of those this“ tribunal. You are, however, my peers who voted in the majority and lords, a tribunal that, like all other minority will become matter of history, tribunals, stands before the greater tri we shall give the list of each. bunal of public opinion, and by your

LIST OF THE LORDS acts you will be judged. But if you As they voted on the Second Reading of the give an honest vote upon

this subject, whatever it may be, the public will do

Bill for Degrading and Divorcing her

Majesty. you justice, and will feel that vote has been given according to the best of your

AGAINST judgment, and in strict obedience to the dictates of your conscience. Allu- York

Gloucester storm sions have been made by the noble Clarence

Somerset Lord opposite, to the judges of the Beaufort land. I'know not to what he refers: Rutland

Argyle

Leinster but without adverting to that circum- Newcastle

Esity

Grafton

Northumberland stance I will say, it gives me the high

Portland

2014

Wellington est satisfaction that this trial proceeds

Athol

Devonshirehe 13 in the presence of the judges of the

Montrose

Bedfordonna land. It gives me also great satisfaction

Richmond that after this trial is closed, we debate

St. Alban's (absent the question in the presence of those

from illness) judges. I am sure they have been to

Marquises. us of the greatest assistance in determin

Conyngham

Bath ing points of law; and I think it highly

Anglesea

Stafford proper that we have their aid. Heaven Camden

Lansdown grant your decision may be such as will Northampton satisfy the ends of justice, and vindicate Exeter the cause of truth !-Heaven grant it Headfort may be such as will bear the test of Thomond judgment here and hereafter,--that in Cornwallis pronouncing your decision you may Buckingham

Lothian safely appeal for the truth of your judgment to that Being to whom alone the

Queensberry

Winchester secrets of all hearts are open ;-and that

Earls. when, at the Last Day, we shall render an account at the tribunal of Eternal Harcourt

De Lawari Justice, we may feel warranted in our Brooke and Warwick Ilchester conduct here, and know we have ad- Portsmouth

Darlington ministered justice in mercy, without Pomfret

Egremont
Macclesfield

Fitzwilliam pronouncing a harsher judgment, or a

Aylesford

Stanhope severer punishment, than is absolutely

Balcarras

Cowper necessary, doing right hetween the

Home

Dartmouth 124.19 Queen, the Public; and our God!"

Coventry

Oxford It is not in our power to go through Rochford

Rosebery the remaining part of the debate Many Abingdon

Jersey. noble peers distinguished themselves, Shaftesbury

Albemarlo both by the ability and by the candour Cardigan

Plymouth with which they argued the distressing Winchilsea

Essex

Thanet "question. In particular we would name. Stamford the Earl of Lauderdale, Lord Donough- Bridgewater Denbigh

Huntingdon

Suffolk more, Lord Redesdale, and Lord Gren

Westmorland

Pembroke 91.1 ville. Earl Grey made an elaborate

Harrowby

Derby) £* 9321293) speech ; and though' we decidedly dis

St. Germains sent from the conclusion at which he Brownlow

Blessington'out.

Morley respons ry arrived, and could, had we space, enu- Whitworth

Minto merate many glaring sophistries in the Verulam

Harewood course of it, we are, wevertheless, will-. Cathcart

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Mulgrave

Nicoty: Suffield" 13-11-.i Fisherwick (M. De Lonsdale hH

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Montagu

negall) Orford

Ainherst
101!11
Rosslyn

Gordon (Huntley)
Manyers Tullibi Caledon

Saltersford

1 Kenyon Rosse

Sherborne
Enniskillen

Rous
Nelson
Farnham

Berwick
Powis
Carrick

Archbishops.
Limerick
Carnarvon
Canterbury

York
Donoughmore Mansfield

Tuam
Belmore
Fortescue

Bishops.
Mayo
Grosvenor

London
Longford

Hilsborough (Marq. St. Asaph Mount-Cashel

of Downshire). Worcester Kingston

St. David's Liverpool

Ely Digby

Chester Mount-Edgecombe

Peterborough Abergavenny

Llandaff Ailesbury,

Cork and Ross Bathurst

Gloucester Chatham

The aggregate numbers of the above Viscounts.

lists were as follow : Exmouth

Contents

123 Granville Lake Anson

Non-contents Sidmouth

.protest, in which there it pot

Duncan Melville Hood

Majority for second reading 29 Curzon

Torrington Sydney Bolingbroke

It is necessary, however, to state, that Falmouth

the real majority of those who consiHereford

dered her Majesty guilty, was considerBarons.

ably greater than the numerical one

above stated. Many peers, who voied Somers Ashburton

against the second reading, and whese Rodney

Bagot Middleton Walsingham

names appear in the minority, distinctly Napier Dynevor

and unequivocally declared that they Colville Foley

considered the charges fully substane Gray Hawke

tiated by the evidence; and many who Saltoun Ducie

did not so deliver their opinions, yet: Forbes Holland

made no secret of their entertaining Prudhoe Grantham

similar ones. Some there were who Harris King

objected to the bill upon grounds of po Ross (or Glasgow) Belhaven

litical expediency; and others, from reliMeldrum Člifton (Darnley)

gious scruples with respect to the dis Hill

Say and Sele Combermere Howardof Effingham

vorce clause. Few, very few indeed, Hopetoun De la Zouch

avowed their conviction of her inno Gambier Clifton

cence. This fact will be more clearly Manners Dacre

established by the following protesis, Allsa Audley

which were entered against the second Lauderdale De Clifford

reading, and from which it will be seen Sheffield Breadalbane

that only eight peers were dissentient Redesdale Erskine

on the ground, that the second readSt. Helens Arden

ing of the bill was equivalent to a Northwick

Ellenborough decision that an adulterous intercourse / Bolton

Alvanley
Eldon, C.
Loftus (M. Ely)

(the only foundation on which the bill

could rest,) had been satisfactorily Bayning

Fitzgibbon Carrington Calthorpe

proved.”. Eight other peers sign a preDe Dunstanville Dawnay

test, stating, that though enough had Bro trick vi u Yarborough

been proved in evidence to satisfy Stewart of Garlies,in Dundas

them of she existence of guili, yet they Stewart of Castle Selsea stest thought it inexpedient to proceed in Stewart Mendip

the measure, Eighteen Douglas (Morton), Auckland

third Grenville Gage

sufficient that adultery should be merely

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“ inferred," though innocence, they ad- Anson

Scott (Portland) mit, is not established.” The fol Yarborough

Thanet

Sherborne lowing are the protests alluded to:" H.

Hood 9ibino
Cowper

Ashburton
PROTESTS

Audley

Howard of Effingham Against the Second Reading of the Bill of Kenyon piscin Alvanley Pains and Penalties.

Carrick

Carnarvon น-1)
Selsea

Dundas
November 6, 18:20.
Foley

Caledon
Arden

Sundridge (Duke of Dissentient, No. I.

Egremont

Argyll) Because the second reading of the bill is Torrington

Ducie equivalent to a decison that adulterous inter Suffolk and Berks! King course (the only foundation on which the Loftus (Ely)

Rosslyn 3r, bill can rest) has been satisfactorily proved. Morley

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Dacre Because that adulterous intercourse has

Granville

Calthorpe been inferred, but not proved ; and in a Richmond & Lennox Grantham doubtful case, in which the imputed guilt is Bedford

Ellenborough not proved, although innocence be not established, the benefit of that doubt, conform. ried, her Majesty, on the next day,

The second reading being thus carably to the principles of British justice, muse (Tuesday, Nov. 7th,) delivered the fol, be given to the defendant. Essex, first reason Mansfield

lowing protest into the hands of Lord only Enniskillen

: Dacre, to be, by him, communicated to Hilsborough, ditto Richmond & Lennox

the house, which was accordingly done a Kenyon

Jersey, first reason « CAROLINE REGINA. Orford

only

« The Queen has learnt the decision of Somerset

Carrick
Selsea
Grafton, first rcason

the lords upon the bill now before them. In

the face of parliament, of her family, and of Roseberry

only Morley, first reason Anson, ditto

her country, she does solemnly protest against

it. Those who avowed themselves her pros only

Darlington, ditto Leinster

secutors have presumed to sit in judgment Belhaven, ditto

upon the question between the Queen and DISSENTIENT, No. II.

themselves. Peers have given their voices

against her who had heard the whole evis Because this proceeding, from its nature,

dence for the charge, and absented themcannot be assimilated to a common indict-selves during her defence. Others have come ment, in which a conviction upon one count

to the discussion from the Secret Committee, alone, out of many, is sufficient.

with minds biassed by a mass of slander, And because, although enough has been

which her enemies have not dared to bring proved in evidence to satisfy us of the ex

forward in the light. istence of guilt, yet as evidence on many of

“The Queen docs not avail berself of her the allegations has been contradicted, in right to appear before the committee; for to some disproved, and in others is so suspicious her the details of the measure must be a matas to be laid wholly out of the case, we are

ter of indifference: and, unless the course of of opinion that it is inexpedient to proceed these unexampled proceedings should bring further in this measure.

the bill before the other branch of the legisPlymouth

Clicton, second rea- lature, she will make no reference whatever Dynevor

son only to the treatment experienced by her during Grantham Gage, ditto

the last 25 years. Denbigh Ilchester

“She now most deliberately, and before The following Peers have also protested God, asserts, that she is wholly innocent of against the bill. upon general grounds

the crime laid to her charge; and she awaits,

with unabated confidence, the final result DISSENTIENT, No. III.

of this unparalleled investigation." William Frederick Fortescue

A parliamentary manæuvre was now Lansdown Darlington

played off by those who were adverse to Jersey Belhaven

the bill, which undoubtedly had the efGrey Grafton

fect of defeating its progress to the Plymouth Breadalbane

House of Commons. The divorce clause Fitzgibbon Auckland

was known to be obnoxious to many of Albemarle Dawnay (Downe)

those peers who had voted in favour of Hamilton & Brandon Mendip (Clifden), Duncan Leinster

the second reading, upon the under Hilsborough Hawke

standing that the clause would be given Wentworth (Fitzwil, Gosford

up in the committee. The opposition, liam) Romney

therefore, with Earl Grey at their head, Roseberry

determined to unite their strength, and

being

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vote for the retention of that clause, mary of it complete. The first-is a list with the declared purpose of thus with of the majority and minority who voted drawing from the support of the bill on the third reading; the second, the those who were otherwise favourable to protests which have been entered by the it. Accordingly, when it got into the friends of ininisters against the aban committee, where the omission of the donment of the bill. The language af clause in question was moved and sup- these protests deserves attentive consiported by ministers, a strenuous oppo- deration, and we have no doubt they sition was inade to the motion, and, will be numerously signed. upon a division, the ministers found

LIST OF PEERS themselves in a minority, the numbers

Who voted on the third reading of the Bull For the clause

of Pains and Penalties.

129 Against it 62

AGAINST.
Dukes of York Duke of Gloucester

Clarence
Majority in favour

Archbishops.
Thus the point was gained by a mere

Canterbury

Tuam trick, which might be allowable in a

York question. purely ministerial or political, Lord Chancellor but which certainly did the Queen's

Dukes. cause very little service. The only par- Wellington

Portland liamentary majority which could be of Northumberland Brandon (Hamilton) any use to her, as an exoneration from Newcastle

Devonshire the charges which had been brought

Rutland

Bedford

Grafton against her, was a majority obtained

Beaufort

Richmond upon the simple question of her guilt

Somerset or innocence. Any thing short of that, left her in no very honourable predica

Marq uises. ment. The effect, however, ‘of this Conyngham

Bath

Stafford manæuyre was apparent, when the bill Anglesea was read a third time, which was agreed

Camden

Lansdown to, indeed, but by, a majority of only Exeter

Northampton nine, the numbers being

Headfort
For the third reading 108

Cornwallis
Against it -

99

Buckingham

Lothian
Majority

9 Queensberry

Winchester This division took place on Friday,

Earls. Nov. 10th, and immediately upon the Westmorland, C.P.S. Blesington numbers being declared, Lord Liver- St. Germains Bradford pool rose, and stated, that had such a Whitworth

Morley division taken place upon the third read- Verulam

Minto ing as upon the second, he should have Cathcart

Grey

Gosford felt it his duty to send the bill down to

Mulgrave

Orford the House of Commons; but as there

Romney

Man vers was only a majority of nine, he thought Ross

Rosslyn

Caledon it proper to more, that the bill should

Nelson

Enniskillen pass that day six months. The ques. Powis

Farnham tion was carried--and thus the trial of Limerick

Carrick 10T the Queen ended !

Donoughmore

Carnarvon 17247*** We shall not attempt to discuss the Belmore

Mansfield policy or impolicy of this proceeding on Mayo

Fortescue the part of ministers, nor shall we en- Longford

Grosvenor force those obvious inferences which Mount Cashel Hillsborough (Dowt every unprejudiced mind inust draw, as Kingston

shire) to the extraordinary situation in which

Liverpool

Delawar 1 in her Majesty has been placed by it. We

Digby

Ilchester shall simply confine ourselves to record- Strange (Athol)

Mount Edgecumbe Egremont ing two additional official documents Abergavenny

Fitzwilliam connected with this memorable cause, Aylesbury

Portsmouth in order to make our historical sum

Stanhope
Bathurst

Cowper

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Chatham
Dartmouth
Saltoun

Grantham
Harcourt
Oxford
Forbes

Ponsonby (Besboro")
Warwick
Roseberry

King
Graham (Montrose) Jersey

Belhaven
Pomfret
Albemarle

Clifton (Darnley)
Macclesfield
Essex

Saye and Sele
Balcarras
Thanet

Howard of Effingham
Home
Denbigh

De la Zouche
Coventry
Suffolk

Clinton
Rochford
Derby
i

Dacre
Abingdon

Audley Shaftesbury

De Clifford Cardigan

The following are the Winchilsea

PROTESTS. Bridgewater

Moved, That the further consideration of Viscounts.

the bill be adjourned to this day six months. Exmouth Granville

Which being objected, the question was put Lake Anson

thereupon. It was resolved in the affirmative. Sidmouth Duncan

DISSENTIENT,
Melville
Hood

Because no sufficient ground appears for
Curzon
Leinster (Duke of)

the abandonment of the bill founded on the Sydney Torrington

charges against her Majesty the Queen, Hereford Falmouth

which had undergone the most solemn and Boling broke

accurate investigation; charges in which

the morality of the country was deeply inBishops.

terested, and on which all the peers, spiCork Gloucester

ritual and temporal, who delivered their Landaff

opinions, with very few exceptions, dePeterborough

clared their conviction of her guilt; and the

abandonment of which is a dereliction which Ely St. David's

may bring into disrespect, not only the chaWorcester

racter of our highest court of judicature, but St. Asaph

that of the nation itself. And it is with the London

greatest concern we observe the extreme

want of consideration for the sovereign, by Lords.

the dereliction of proceedings so necessarily Harris Breadalbane

brought on, by which a wife, declared by Ross (Glasgow) Erskine

the House of Peers to have been guilty of Meldrum (Aboyne) Arden

adulterous intercourse with a menial servant, Hill Ellenborough

and of a conduct the most depraved, is to Combermere Alvanley

remain his Queen Consort, thus lowering Hopetoun Loftus (Ely)

the dignity of the crown, and embarrassing Manners Fitzgibbon (Clare)

the country with far greater difficulties than Ailsa (Cassilis) Bayning

those which seem to have induced his MaLauderdale Gwydir

jesty's government to relinquish the proseSheffield Calihorpe

cution of the bill.
Redesdale
Dawnay (Downe)

SHETFIELD,
St. Helen's
Yarborough

NORTHUMBERLAND,
Northwick
Dundas

LOTHIAN,
Bolton

WILLIAM,
Selsey
Carrington
Mendip (Clifden)

II.
De Dunstanville Auckland

Adhuc, 10 Die Novembris, 1820. Rous Gage

DISSENTIENT, Saltersford (Courtown Fisherwick (Donegall Because, that in a case of this nature, in Stewart (Galloway) Amherst

which this house appears to us, by its resoStuart (Moray) Kenyon

lution to read the bill a second time, by its Douglas (Morton) Sherborne

proceedings in the committee upon the bill Grenville, Berwick

and the report, and by its resolution to read Suffield Ashburton

the bill a third time, to have strongly maniMontagu Bagot

fested, that, in the judgment of a majority Gordon (Huntly) Walsingham

of this house, the guilt imputed in the preSomers Dynevor

amble of the bill had been clearly proved, Rodney Foley

we think that considerations affecting the Middleton Hawke

justice and honour of the house made it fit Napier toate

Sundridge (Argyll) that the bill should pass. tabi ont
Colville
Ducie

* Because this appears to us to have been Gray Holland

the more fit in a case in which so 'nany

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