HUS'ICISSON. Wit.i.t.x NI I All English 114' was born in Worcest•r shire, and in I7s3 sent to Paris to study medicine. Ile took part in the storming of the Bastille, and as a member of the Club of 17S'.I delivered befiire his associates a speech on the currency. After his return to England in 1792 he received a subordinate appointment under the Tory Gov ernment, and formed an intimate acquaintance with Pitt and Canning. As Under-Secretary of War I 1795-1501). he did most of the work of that office. In 179( he entered Parliament. and. with the of two years. remained a member for various constituencies to his death. Ile held several offices tinder Pitt. with whom lie retired in Is01. In 1Snl he was appointed Seeretary of the Treasury iii the 114.• Pitt Cabi net• and on Pitt's death in I4911 lie lost his office, but was restored to it by Alr. Pereeval in Igo:. In 141-1 he was made Chief Commissioner of the Woods and Forests; in 1423 president of the Board of Trade. and in I427 Secretary of State
for the Colonies. Through his exertions; the old strictions on the trade of the Colonies with foreign (quintiles were l'1•1114)Vell. lit' loh• tahted the removal or reduction of many import duties, considerable relaxation of the naviga law,. and is in fact mentioned as the great pioneer of free trade. His death. S•p ".1"1"•T by injuries rccciccd that day at the ripening 44 the Liverpool and :%lancliester Ilailway. (4m-4dt : Sp. I rhcn, t ith biographical memoir (:3 vols., London, 1s31) ; from the comprebensiVe views which they exhibit, as well as front their full and accurate details, speevhei are :finable to st talent s of politica l economy; \\right. /Alf of 11 ugh. (prixately printed. I s31 ) ; Mansard, Parliamentary 11, tette N ; I:ITV/11e, Ili nir/irn: .1 Journal of I bc iyliv of George 11. and William 11. (Landon and New York. 1S74-75).