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Proclamation offering a large pecuniary Reward for the Distovery of any Persons guilty of the recent Outrages against the Person of the King.— Conference between the Lords and Commons on this Subject.—A Bill for the

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Measures.—Debates on the numerous Petitions again/l the two Bills notpending in Parliament.—General Indignation against the Principles and

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which he produced, and which was
entitled “ an act for the safety and
preservation of his majesty's person
and government against treasonable
and seditious practices and at-
tempts.”
The bill introduced by lord
Grenville was represented by the
earl of Lauderdale, as creating new
crimes and treasons, in addition to
those already contained in the cri-
minal code of this country. It
tended materially to enlarge the
laws respe&ting treason, and would
effect an alarming alteration in the
very nature and spirit of the con-
stitution. There was no evidence
that the insults offered to the king
originated in the meetings of the
people in the fields near Islington,
or in any other places. These
meanings had been remarkably
peaceable, and those who haratigued
the crowds that resorted to thern
from all quarters of the metropolis,
were particularly careful to warn
them against all riotous proceedings,
left ministers should avail themselves

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