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Jeremy Bentham

The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham: The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, Vol. 6: January 1798 to December 1801

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Editor’s NoteEditor’s Note1586To Charles Abbot30 July 1800 (Aet 52)

Q.S.P., July 30, 1800.

How comes no report to have been made about the records? I see something about £1000 voted for somebody on that account, but not intelligible.2

Thanks for Exchequer Bill Return received. Pray send me back the enclosed3 by return of post.

Copies sent the 24th inst. to the Speaker, Chancellor, and Mr Pitt.

Yesterday, note from the Speaker in these words:—

'The Speaker presents his compliments to Mr B., and has the honour of acknowledging his letter of the 24th inst., with many thanks.'

This was more than I expected,—no notice from either of the two others, of course.

Do not you think that in case of squabbles, confusion, etc., especially from the Irish,4 this may perhaps be called to mind? I should be sorry to find that the architectural arrangements had physically precluded the use of it.

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1586. 1 Bowring, x. 345.
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2 Abbot, as chairman of the committee on the state of the public records, had presented two reports to parliament on 4 and 8 July 1800 but they were not published until December. On 28 July the Commons voted £1,000 to Abbot to distribute to the librarians and others who had assisted in the compilation of the report. (Parliamentary Register, 3rd series, xii. 601.)
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3 A copy of letter 1583.
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4 The additional one hundred Irish members in the Commons, following the Act of Union, which came into force on 1 January 1801.
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