renewed his objections to the bill, more particularly to the clause which went to deprive certain of the militia from the benefit which former bills held out to them, and on the condition of being entitled to which they had enlisted. He enumerated the various hardships to which their wives would be exposed, if the present clause remained unaltered, and contended that it would operate with regard to the militiamen, to whom he bad more particularly alluded, as a breach of faith on the part of Parliament.
§ Mr. Corry
observed, that when the bill to which the right hon. gent, referred were, passed, they had the concurrence of that right hon. gent. The mode in which the proposed allowances were formerly paid differed materially from that in which it was now intended they should be paid. They were now to flow immediately from the Exchequer; and if the clause was amended in the manner the right hon. gent, suggested, it would become an impediment in the way of the new regulations which it was deemed expedient to adopt. The militiamen were now entitled to as good an allowance as they were formerly; and he was at a loss to see how the new plan could be considered as a breach of faith on the part of Parliament—After a few words in explanation between Mr. Foster and Mr. Corry, the clause was allowed to remain in its ori- 1061 ginal form; and the amendments being agreed to, the bill was ordered to be read a third time to-morrow.