§ The following protest was entered in their Lordships Journal next day:
§ DISSENTIENT.—1. Because it is the bounden duty of parliament to examine the causes of public distress, and, as far as may be in its power, to administer speedy and effectual relief.
§ 2. Because the grievous distress which now affects the country in many branches of productive industry, appears to be the result of legislative measures, and might, therefore, be relieved, if not altogether removed, by a different course of policy, particularly with respect to the currency, as the alteration in its value has greatly increased the weight of all the public burthens, and of all the private engagements which existed previously to that alteration.
§ 3. Because the relief which ought to be administered cannot be delayed without injury and, injustice, and also without 56 danger to the country, of which the welfare must be destroyed, and of which the tranquillity might be disturbed by a continuance of the distress which is now suffered.
§ RICHMOND (for the 1st and 3rd reasons.)