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Parliament- Arst, the expediency of revising and altering our commercial to 145. a ton, and there was a duty of 5s, he conceived this was a sufficient policy in respect of our colonies; secondly, the expediency of Parliament's protection for the British corn-grower. With regard to the large fees looking carefully into the duties which had been heretofore imposed on now collected in the West Indies, wbich went to pay the officers there, he many of the materials used in bur own wanufactures ; and also into the proposed, under the new system, to abolish them altogether, as they were system of prohibitory duties in respect of all imported inanufactured a grievous burden on the commerce of this country. (Hear!) The articles, the produce of other countries; and thirdly, whether, from a Rigbt Hon. Gentleman then moved,-“ That it is the opinion of this revision of all these matters, they could not acquire the means of establish-Committee, that it is expedient to amend several acts of the 3d and 4th of ing some arrangements more beneficial to the commercial and shipping bis present Majesty, relative to the British possessions in North America, interests and to the navigation of this empire. (Hear, hear!)-At present, the West Indies, and other parts of the world; and also as far as relates bowever, be slioald confine himself to the consideration of our colonial to the warehousing of goods." policy, and defer the other müllers. The European policy had hitherto Mr. R. C. E.cis hoped that the proposed alterations would be bene · béru, to consider the exclusive system as its very essence; but tbe changes ficial, but he was not so sanguine as the Right Hon. Gentleman. ", ubich had of late occurred, the separation of Brazil from Portugal,
| Mr. Baking thought the measure would be bighly advantageous to all the situation of St. Domingo, and the present condition of the iso the colonies, as well as to the mother country, though the importation of Americas, had so altered the state of things, as to make it necessary to corn might excite the fears of the landed interest, and the privileges to he regulate our commerce with a view. to those reciprocal advantages which granted to the colonial shipping might alarm the ship owners here; but would arise under these new circumstances. Tbose chanyes had been the principle was sound and liberal, and in the end would give general beneficial to the colonies; and in proportion as the principles of free trade were developed, he was satisfied that they would be equally beneficial to
Sir F. BURDBTT observed, that as far as he nnderstood the proposed the Riother countries. (Hear!')-He asked, therefore, whether a system measures, it was most gratifying to hiin to find that they were conceived of restriction and nionopoly could be any longer considered safe or wise? in a spirit of true aod enlightened policy; and he trusted that they would The Right Hon. Gentleman then instanced the advantages which had be carried to the greatest practicable extent. The real principles of ariseu to both countries, from taking off the restrictions upon the trade of national policy were adrerse to‘monopoly, and he hoped that a free trade Ireland, and placing it upon the footing of what was termed « a simple in corn would be s001 established with all tbe world, without which the coasting trade." Those restrictions had been founded in ignorance and trade of England could not be extended in the manner it ought to be. It prejudice, and though the greatest erils had been predicted from the was not to the advantage of the country, tbat the interests of any class of granting relief to Ireland, nothing but Ajutual benefit had arisen from an men should be bolstered up by exclusive privileges; and he hoped to see, ualettered trade. Apart from political considerations, would any one con. at no distant period, the extinction of all taxes which were levied upon tend that the separation of our Aindrican colonies had injured our commer. trade, and of all but such as fairly formed the source of the revenue that cial interests? And if no such injury had been sustained, might it not there would be no prohibition against goods imported from abroad, and no be politic to give to our present colonies all the bevefits of a free-trade,
restriction upon the exportation of every description of manufacture prowhile they still had the advantage of a connexion with us? The conclu.
duced at home. This once accomplished, he had no doubt tbat'the sion be wished to arrive at was thris-that a system of exclusion and conntry would advance in prosperity far beyond any point that it bad monopoly did certainly tend to impede and cramp (at the least) the
hitherto attained, and beyond all that the most sangnine mind had ever energies and the prosperity of our colonies ; and the legitimate inference
yet conceived. . to be drawo from that conclusion was, that any system having tbis ten
Mr. BRIGHT expressed his approbation of all that had been proposed by dency must be also prejudicial to the prosperity of the parent state. in all the Right Hon. Gentleman, and hoped that the liberal system would be that concerned its commerce and navigation ; because the parent state
as generally extended as possible. must be atfected by tbat which operated on the prosperity of its colonial
Mr. HuskI88ON, in explanation, said that it was his intention to include connexions, from whence it drew a portion of its supplies. After stating
in the list of articles on which probibitory duties were still to be kept up, the system hitherto adopted, particularly with regard to the trade between
sugar, rum, molasses, and coffee, the production of any foreign country the West (adia colonies and North America, Mr. H. said, it seemed to
which niigbt be carried into our colonies, and thence exported here. He orm that they ought to place the trade with these colonies on the same did not apprehend that much corg would be imported from Canada, ani footing as the trade of England and Seátland with Jersey, Guernsey, or
there was still less fear that any would be broygbi from the United States. Ireland (escept that sonie certain modifications would be necessary to be
Mr Home hoped that a trade would be opened with Si. Domingo, and established, from the differeot circumstances of the countries). Certain
that the timber irade would be relieved from the heavy tax on Canada prohibitions would also be necessary-such as ammunition, artillery, and
timber. otber articles and stores of that description; and the protection that must
Dr. LUSHINGTON thought, that as the sugar-trade with the Mauritius be afforded by duties properly estimated to certain staples of the countries,
was to be equally favoured with that of the West Indies, the same advan, such as sugar, ruai, and other articles that the colonies supplied, and that
tages ought to be extended to the East Indies, wbich were at present were subject to various fiscal imposts. These prohibitions might be
confined to those colonies ooly whicla bad a slave population. Why, he limited to the West Jodia islands, and other colonies to be specified. With
asked, should not the industrious and valuable population of India be put these exceptions, we ought to admit the ships of all friendly states to a
in possession of the same liberty as was cujoyed by the other colonies of free trade with all our colonial possessions, subject only to such regulations
Grent Britain ? ! as wonid apply to tbem in their jotercourse with any other ports in the
Mr. Gordon and Mr. Grant approved of the measures proposed. British empire (hear, hear!)-namely, that 'the cargo should belong to
The resolution was then agreed to. the same nation as the importing sbip; and that the other usual regulations
POLICE MAGISTRATES. as to ownership, &c. should be complied with. The result of this regula
Mr. Pell made some remarks on the propriety of increasing the salaries tion would be, to reduce all the direct commerce between the colonies and of the Police Magistrates of the metropolis, whose duties, be said, had of other countries to the same principles that regulated the direct commerce late been grently augiented. The practice now was, to appoint Barristers between the colonies and the mother country and all the circuitous com
only to the office, and ho thought that 6001. a-year, tbe present salary, merce between the colonies and this country to the same simple rules that was not sufficient to induce men of talent to give up their practice and regnlated wbat be had before called a coasting trade, if it could with pro.hope of preferment. He was of opinion that 8001. would only be a suffipriety be so named. We should, in short, give every facility (consistent cient remvoeration ; for it was a poor economy that would deal parsimoniwith the safety and interests of the vavigation of the empire) to a trade
ously with men selected to adininister justice to their fellow subjects. The brtween our colonies and all tlie rest of the world. (Hear!) Of course Police Magistrates at present were 30 in number, only four of wboni were it would be pecesary, in order to effect those benefits, to enlarge greatly not Barristers. Mr. P. concluded with moring, “ that it is the opinion of the list of articles which, under the existing acts, the colonies were at
the Committee, that each Justice appointed, or to be appointed, under present permitted to import through any other channels than that of the the act for the more effectual adnjuistration of the office of Justice of the mother country. It would be necessary to employ, for the purpose of pro.
Peace, shall receive a yearly salary not exceeding 8001.” tecting the staple cou modities of the colonies, ipoderate protecting duties.
Mr. Hobhouse was of opinion that the proposed measore would add to With a view to encourage our own trade and that of the colonies, he the patronage of the Crown, and tend to destroy the independence of the should also propose lo establish; in those colonies, the whole benefit of the Bar--which was very unnecessary, as out of 820 Barrisiers, there were warehousing systein (hear!) such as it now existed in this country; by | 400 places to which they were already eligible! allowing goods froin all parts to be bonded till convenient opportunities Mr. l'EEL denied that it was the wish of Government to increase its for exporting, or re exporting, with advantagemight offer. Looking to infuence. the present state of Spanish America, this establislimept must be attended The Resolution was agreed to. wità extraordinary advantages. It was eertainly the case, that the wants
Tuesday, March 22. of mankind were always increased in proportion as-tbey found the means Mr. GRATTAN obtained leave to bring in a bill to afford relief to the of indulging their desires; and he saw no method so likely to increase | Poor 'of Ireland.. those means, as allowing ibat free scope to capital and indusiry which he in a Committee of Sapply, the Chancellor of the Exchequer pro now proposed. If this were rue wiib respect to the British West Indies | posed to make ibe duty on Cape wine 2s. for the next five years, and after if it beld good with respect to mere sugar plantations-in how much that period, 2s.6d ; and he added, that stink in band, to the amount of . greater a degree wonld ihis system prove advantageous to the British Naif a tou (120 galluus) would have the benefit of the reduction, from ibe provinces of North America, where the whole population was free? 2d of March. Here Mr. H. spoke at soine length on the benefits which must arise to Colonel Palmer made some observations respecting the high duly upon these provinces from the freedom of trade, particularly to their commerce in and monopoly of Claret, the price of which, ble contended, was double cer; zud as, he said, the freight from Quebec to Eugland was from 195. what it oughi lu be. He said, that the claret from various vininges
THE EXAMINER. i ..
parts of which the Paradise Lost is to consist, in two publication
Friday, March 25. quarto and octavo. The first part, just issued in, suitable beat
SPECULATION. : * " printing, has for its subjects The Full of the Rebel Angels, and
' ! Nising of Pandemonium. The first is from the passage,
id The After sereral petitions had been presented against the Equitable Loan. “ Him the Almighty Power
Bill, and Lord LAUDERDALE bad spoken against it, the Ear) of Liva. “ Hurled headlong from the etherial sky,,.
POOL observed, that speculations had been extended to a most extraordi“ With hideous ruin and combustion, down
nary and dangerous degree; but those who engaged in them, did it at “ To bottomless perdition."
their own peril. There was every prospect of the continuation of penge, Dismay and eager flight from huge stones and from lightnines.
but no one could answer for events; and if an apprehension of war should precipitating the rebel Host into the black abyss. A group of the
arise, the value of money would be greatly affected. It could not, howtront, partly stopped by, and battered against, an 'intervening rock are
Sul, of them, in
ever, be too widely knowo, tbat Ministers would not listen to any elamour vrithing in pain, and Satan, whose greater might prevents his beina
or claims for relief, growing out of any change in the value of money so woe-struck, is indignantly retreating, his shield and spear stilt
The LORD CHANCELLOR snid, he fell a difficulty in introducing a law ja impious defiance at the lightnings that are piercing him. Midway and
upon the subject, and had been much oceupied; but be thought tbese onward to the far and partly emblazoned and partly dark horison, is seen
persons ill-advised who engaged in the speculations alluded to. the retreating army of Satan. . The shaggy and downward beaned rocks
'The Garden Protection Bill was passed. Hud precipices, and the blazing light from the artillery of Heaven oive
THE CLERGY. the scene its duly contrasted horrors. The second print is from the ors. The second print is from the passage
The Bishop of Bath and Wells presented a petition against the Catke “A fabric huge rose like an exhalation"
lic Claims, from the Archdeacon and Clergy of the Arehdeaconry of Tana Here. as in the last, and indeed in all his pictures in which multitude
tou, and observed, that the objections made to the petitions of the Clerc isa chief feature, the Artist is very satisfactory. It appears to be countless.
had been both persooal and illiberal.- Lord DARNLEX remarked, that It represents the Palace of Pandemonium, with its magnificence of gra
some of the clerical petitions,-ibat from Ely, for joslance-cootmiges dually ascending turret, dome, and pillar, its long stretching line of Doric !
statements equally ontrue and uncharitable - Lord KING noticed various colurns, arches, walls, and lamp-flaming entablatures and
piolent charges brought by the Clergy against the Catholics, and alluded fire-breathiog dragons, and niches with elephants,
phants, is a new and effec-
to the Bishop of London's Charge to his Clergy, in which he told that tive way of depicting the immensity of the structure. This i deia to encourage in their flocks " a prostration of mind and spirit," as he nearly lost to the eye, in its prodigious loftiness, and the nightly gloom in
temper most suitable to Christianity-Lard CALTHORPR was of amlaka which it is environed, under the awfully seen arched cope of Hell.
that the petitions of the Clergy exhibited a character of intolerance
coosistent with moderation, kindness, or justico ; and that they did LARGE PRINT OF ROTTERDAM.-- This is one of the finest printese credit to the Church of England.-Similar petitions were then pres. style in the execution, that has hitherto appeared in British Art ifrons the Rural Dean and Clergy of Gloucester, and from the 18 . the master-piece of Mr. G. COOKE, and is executed from one of the best Chapter of Chester,when the Bishop of CHESTER complain marine and town Views of the admired CALLCOTT, who painted it for the repeated attacks made in that House on the Clergy, which he me Earl of Essex. It pourtrays a busy and striking part of the town and should be discontinued ; and he added, that the Bishops held the port of Rotterdam, in a mellowness of tone that belongs to a mildly there by as strong a tenure as any of their Lordships, and were beaming sunny day in the moist atmosphere of Holland. The lines are of men whom they would find it their interest to protect! (Henr, Rostly fine, by which means Mr. COOKE has been able to introduce a Lord King observed, that so long as the Chorch of Eagland Dutch, or rathera very natural aod multiplied beauty of detail, but where I pluralities and other shameful abuses, he could not be its fiien high-finishing does not interfere with, but assists to give that right cha- the Clergy proroked the sarcasms complained of by their flam racter which is sostained in every part. Approbation points a finger at and arowal of bigotry, at variance with the spirit of the man the real dresses of the people in the boats, iheir faces, arms, household CHANCELLOR contended, that the Church of England ka orrgo, &c. and dips it in the level water. No housewife could wish duty, in manfully stating their feelings and apprehensi. nicer got-up linen. The materials of the buildings and wharfs would his continuance in his old opinions ! be approved by a surveying mason... Their masses attach additional importance to the composition, crowned as they are by the roof and tower
stiere HOUSE OF COMMONS. of the Cathedral. In fine, that great object, Nature, is placed before us,
Monday, March 21. and criticism has the rare satisfaction of bestowing an entire approval. Mr. ABERCROMBY presented a petition from the preIt is from the first of a series of prints to be engraved by Mr. G. Cooke, papers in Edinburgh, praying for a reduction of the ori and if executed like this, it will indeed be a noble serier.
and also on advertisements. The petitioners submitted se THE MYRIANTAEA,- If Flawer Painting is the humblest, it is never- the duty, the revenue would be increased in conseqner thieless a delectable branch of Art, and from the difficulty of tinting with I would give to advertisers, and the greater circulatior " delicacy, and especially of grouping so as to combine looseness and newspapers.-Ordered to be priated. variety in the forms with compactness in the masses and elegance in the coinposition, it is seldom carried to its bighest degree of perfection --10
SUPPLY. the perfection of Miss BYRNE in water-colours, and of De HEEM, MIGNON, granted to defray the ex pease of tbe Civil Continuarit
In a Committee of Sapply, it was moved that and Van Huysun, in oils. To render more easy the accomplishment of obiected to the diplomatic expenditore, which now this latter part of the task, a simple piece of mechanism has been invented300,0001, a-year, and gave it as his opinion the by Mr. BURGIS, called MYRIANTREA. It consists of a large yariety of coloured flowers, and a piece of card board to wbich a number of small
Courts of the German Petty Sovereigns might be able strips of wood are horizontally appended, and upon wbich the separate
cost of the Consuls to South America were added
diture for the current year would amount to ni flowers may be fixed and changed at pleasure, so as by varying the places | to produce innumerable combinations, to obtain the desired plan of com
maintained, to be coosiderably lesseged.-M, position, and to leave the Artist little more to do than to copy tbe flowers
the greatest care had been taken to regulate fron nature in the position and place thus previously arranged, instead of
expenditure, and it bad been fixed at rather
| principle of remuneration. He contended, that working up the composition progressively from a slight sketch or from 1!
--tie mere arrangement in the mind, a mode very liable to after thought powers were useful in preserving the iodepende: exception and to uncertain satisfaction, especially to the inexperienced.
di Europe. By this method,“ the effect of the slightest variation may be immediately
When the grant of 1,0341. was proposed Pos.ascertained, and rejected or adopted accordingly... To
dingly." To the Myrianthea is
St. Paul's, for repairing and cleaning ihe M** added a small book of useful directions to assist the student in copying
Mr. Hume spoke of the disgraceful practice! from nature, imitating bronze vases, &c. The facilities thus afforded | Westminster Abbey, of making the nublin
or making the public "strew the path of knowledge with flowers," and must iusure rewarding | already paid for erecting!- The Cra
that the Treasury had no power to exami. patronage to the inventor.
not defend the practice of extorting money
Mr. Homo said, he was glad to find 11
Chapter was not defended; it was a sa
taxed on account of a body of men, HOUSE OF LORDS.
wealth -Mr. W. Smith and Sir John : Wednesday, March 23.
to do away with what was really a nati
and received some verbal | Abbey, both natives and foreigners The Garden Protection Bill was committed, and received some verbal l 'Abbe
Lord. 'Roseberry, brings under the mands for fees., Amendments. One, on the motion of Lord Roseberry, brings under the
Several other sums were voted-an bill gardeos sorrounded by 66 close palings," as well as those surrounded Bug walls.
of Exchequer-bills for 1825. Thursday, March 24.
Gresented a petition from Mr. R. Gourlay, Mr. Hins The LORD CHANCELLOR presented a peu
COLONI perienced, and praying that mea. | many restrictions affecting the
Mr. HOSKISSON made various ro complaining of the treatment be had experienced, and praying that n es migbt be adopted to stimulate the energies of the Chancerycy
said, the state of the comin
and it therefore became ion of Enquiry. His Lordship said, it was his duty to present this non, though he should m ake po remark upon it. Ordered to lie on the
and to examine in able. '
seems, a grace liable to eternal restricsay the truth, the BOURBON notion is uy practice tends to show. Speaking of
circulated of some difference having inister, Mr. STRATFORD CANNING and cubject of Greece, which had led to the
St. Petersburgh, but it seems that this Lent foundation. The Pomeranian States
petitioning their Monarch to conclude the new Governments of South America Member of the Holy Alliance ! From
that the party effervescence produced by residency is rapidly subsiding; a creditable d that it is the first time the constitutional was operated against the preference of a nume
Very sinister reports are prevalent in India; but whatever the exact fact, these their rise in that disgraceful spirit of gamis the most odious and discreditable feature of honum bnaalanan
of benth o sta writers, among them William Corbett, have the United States of entertaining a sordid jealousy American Republics-a secret desire to thwart
independence, and to keep them embroiled with ily Allianice. For our parts, we never believed the
ot think it likely, that a cold calculation of remote would overpower, in the breasts of a free and prosthe natural sympathy they would feel with communities We advantages, and imitating their glorious example. is been confirmed by the pleasure and even enthusias.
esses of the South American Patriots appear uniformly sed throughout the Great North American Republic. New York papers inform us, that the decided victory of
the plains of Guamanquilla, had been hailed with the satisfaction in the United States, and a public dinner in
of the event was to take place on the 5th of March. ommend the following piece of information to the attention consistent apologists of the West India slave-masters, who
y reproach the North American Union with the black slavery of its States-forgeting that the curse was inflicted on the shile they were colonies, lay the British Government, in spite opposition of the colonists, have manifested a constant
since their independence, to wipe out this stain on their free stions -A Resolution is now under consideration of the Senate, when the debt of the United States is paid off (which in a few must be the case), the lands now applicable to the sinking
should form a fund for the emancipation of slaves. Slavery is the Globe and Traveller) is felt by many Americans, and by e more strongly than by the President Elect, to be the curse of Union. Mr. Secretary Peel has obtained leave to bring in a bill for increasing salary of Police Magistrates to 8001. a-year. As it is desirable that
offices should be filled by well-informed and able men, we should not biect to any increase of salary necessary to make the places objects of
sire to persons of this description. We are not sure that Mr. Peel's lloration will have any effect in this way. The office of Police Magiscale, whether it be paid by 6001. or 800t. can never be desirable to a Larrister of any very promising talents and active habits. The persons
a whom it is desirable are those desirous of ease ; for, let Mr. Peel say what he will, the duty of the office to a man who has a competent knowedge of the law is very easy. In point of fact, we believe a Magistrate attends at each of the offices from twelve to three, and looks in again in the evening. There are three Magistrates in an office, so that this duty is imposed upon each of them twice a week. We know that there is some business for which the presence of two Magistrates is necessary, but it is to bu recollected that at alınost all the offices, volunteer Magistrates are frequently in attendance. We are convinced that a very large statement of the time each Magistrate needs be in attendance is-every other day, aree hours in the morning, and twice a week two hours in the evening. ven during this time the attention which is given to business by them
by no means of that fatiguing nature which is requires from other Judges. Sometimes they are fully occupied sometimes not at all, Globe and Traveller.
INDIA House.--Ata Special General Court, on Wednesday, a resolution was unanimously carried, granting a yearly sum of 10001. to Sir John Walcolm, for his services in India.--Mr. HUME then made a motion for
pers relating to the organization and allowances of the Bengal Army. He alluded to the annihilation of the press, the late mutiny, the war with
Burmese, &c, and contended that ibe white as well as the black popu tation of Hindostan had lost all confidence in the Governor-General
Hear!)--and that some competent person should immediately be sent... out to India ; a country, he said, whose present situation could be coeungo frared to nothing but a person sitting on a barrel of gunpowder und eine
Fraoce was quite as good as that from Chateau Margaux and Lafitte, managed, (Hear, hear') With regard to the wapopularity of Lord though an opinion was inculcated to the contrary,
Amherst, Mr. Wyno said, be really believed that the çircomstence of Wednesday, March 23.
Lord Amberst baring placed the lady of a Commodore above the ladies The second reading of the Colliers' Dock Bill was opposed, but it was of the Senior Mercbants, on the table of precedence, had exoited more carried by 65 to 31.
halced, jealousy, and ill feeling, against Lord Amherst, than agy other of MARGATB IMPROVEMENT BILL.-- JUDGE KENRICK.
his acts since he became Governor General, (Heat, hear'). On the motion for the third reading of this bill, .
Cal. Davies said, that the lodian Government bad adopled the system Mr. B. WIBRAHAM said he could not consent to tbe third reading, un of Rbadamanibus. Gentle means would have brought the Mutineers to Toss the clause allowing appeals to the Quarter Sessions at Canterbury their duty; jaştead of wbich, they were suddenly assailed with a tremesinstead of that of Dover, were expunged.
dous fire from artillers in their rear, numbers were shot at the moment, - Mr: CALCRAFT defended the bill, and in particular that part of it that and a whole day was spent iq hunting and cutting down ibę unhappy allowed appeals to the Quarter Sessions at Canterbury-several miles fugitires. Every man's blood must boil when he thought upon this nearer to Margate--and held at fixed periods, rather than to the Sessions catastrophe. al Dover, beld at uncertain intervals, and where Mr. Kenrick was Judge! | Mr. FREEMANTLE ipsisted that the mutineers were not put down by (Hear, hear!)
force till every other means had failed, and that the severity was not too 'Sir J. BRYDGES thought Mr. Kenrick well qualified to preside at the great. Sessions as Jodge. (Hear, hear!) . s
Col. BAILLIE objected to the motion ; which was supported by Sir C. The House then divided, when there appeared-For the third reading, FORBES, wbo considered she suppression of the mutiny as one of the most 46; ngainst it, 14 ; majority, 32.-The bill was read a third time, and barbarous massacres that had even been perpetrated, which would nerer
have happened, he said, had not the Press been kept in a state of playish CATHOLIC EMANCIPATION BILL.
degradation ; ( Hear, hear!) and the India was never before is such a Sir F. BURDBTT brought up a bill to provide for the removal of the perilous situation. disqualifications which at present affected 'bis Majesty's Roman Catholic
The CHANCELLOR of the Exchequek said, let the Hon. Morer come subjects.
forward yith direct charges against Lord Amherst or Sir Edward Paget, Sir T. LETHBRIDGB rose to enter his solemn protest agaiost the mea.
and both the individuals would find abundance of defender, and of alle sure, which, he said, would endanger the Constitution as by law esta. ones; but, by his present wode, be bad certainly treated Lord Amherst blished. He greatly lamented the general apathy which prerailed on / unfairly: this subject, though he was convinced that apathy was not in unison with
Mr. Astell and Mr. Wigram opposed the motion ; which Mr. F. the real feelings of the country. In the conrse of bis observations, Sir Palmer and Mr. WARRE supported. It was pegatived, on a dirisiou, by Thomas alladed to the disfranchisement of the 40s: freeholders, and the 58 to 15. payment of the Roman Catholic Clergy; but these matters (Sir Francis
The House then went into a Committee on the Game bill, when rasious Burdett intimated) formed po part of the bill.
clauses were carried-ayiong thein, que which declared that game was to Mr. PBel said á few words, in which be announced his determination be the property of the owner of the land, to strenuously oppose the second reading of the bill; and so did Mr.
Friday, March 25. , TIERNBY, who, to a remark made by Mr. Peel, said that the Bill was not | Sir Tbos. LETHBRIDGE presented a petition from Leicester against the drawn up by Mr. O'Connell, though some of the Committee might have Catholic Claims, and made soule remarks which excited the langhter of consulted that Gentlemaó on the subject.
the House-upon which he observed, that he saw no reason for such ber. The bill was read a first time with only three disse tient voices; and, riment, as it was a subjeci that called for anything but sneers and ridiafter some discussion, the second reading was fxed for Tuesday, the 19th cule; and lie, for one, would not be put down by such a course. The of April.A call of the Honse was ordered for Monday the 18th.
petition was ordered to be printed.; Thursday, March 24.
COMMERCIAL REGULATIONS. The Equitable Loan bill was passed, after some opposition and a divi. sion, when there appeared 39 for' and 12 against it..
Mr. HUSKĮsson entered upon a long statement in regard to the modif.
cation of the duties on various artides employed in our manufactures--the A petition against the Catholic Claims was presented from the Rural
rates, protecting duties, &bafitt moved a 'resolution on the subject, which Dean and Clergy of a Rural Deanery in Gloucester--whep Mr. HUMB
was carried without opposition - The following is an abstract of the old observed, that this petition was agreed to at a meeting held in the Catbe. I
and new Duties, as colleoted from his Speech :dral at Gloucester, called by no one knew wbom; and that only 7 out of 30 of the Clergymen of the Deanery attended; after which, the petition
Cotton Goods ...... 751. 651. 10s. and 50%. 101. per cent. was sent about for signatures.-Mr. PBEL did not think it wise to scrati.
Woollen Manufactures 501. ................ 151. ditto. nize the inapner in which petitions from só respectable a body as the
Foreign Linens...... 401. and 1806. .......
. 401. and 1801. ........ 251. dillo. Clergy were originally got up. (Hear, hear!) The Hon. Gentleman
Foreign Books ...... ls. and upwards per lb. 6d. r (he added) should recollect how various petitions for reform bad been go
Foreign Paper'...: · 6d. .............. 3d. up. The petition was ordered to be printed. "Mr. MARTIN moved for leave to bring in a bill to amend the Act for
Glass Bottles .... .. 80 per cent. above excise preventing the cruel treatment of Cattle. His chief object was to make
duty here, 18s per doz. 38. per dozen. ibe mutilation of an animal a misdemeanour, leaving the punishment 10
Glass generally...... 75 per cent........... 20 per cent above excise the Magistrates at the Sessions. The motion was opposed by Mr. F.
duty on Eaglish glass. Foreign Earthen ware 75 per cent.....
10 or 12. PALMER' and Mr. H BATUCOTE, and supported by Messrs. LOCKHÁRT,
! On richer Porcelaia
Somewhat higher. WARNE, and THOMPSON. On a division, it was negatired by 33 to 23. Mr. HUSKISSON obtained leave to bring in a bill to make a better prori.
Tarnery, &c. ........ Prolibited ......... At'a soall ad caloren
duty. : o sion for the payment of the Crews of his Majesty's Ships. CRIMINAL LAW-THREATENING LETTERS, &c.
Foreign Gloves ...... Prohibited .......... 30 per cent. Mr. Peel moved for leave to bring in two bills-ope to make the send-1 Duty ou Copper reduced from 541. per ton to 271, Proposes fartber ing a threatening letter, charging any one with an attempt to commit an reduction.-Duty on Spelter reduced from 211. per ton to 141. Proposes onnataral offence, punishable in the same way (transportation) as if the
| further reduction.--Duty on Tin reduced from 5l. per ton to A.-Duty on charge had been that of the actual commission of the crime,--the former
Lead, a smaller reduction. The duties on goods, wares, and merchandize, being now only a misdemeanour; the other bill was to facilitate the
in part or wholly manufaçiured, and 'not enumerated in the book of rates, obtaining for culprits the benefit of the Royal Mercy when a free pardon
and prohibited to be imported into Great Britain, is at preseot 50 per cent. had been granted, now a proceeding of considerable expense and delay. 1 reduced to 20. The duty on goods, &c. not in part or wholly manufacThis bill too would put the offences of the Clergy precisely on the same
tured, and prohibited, is at present 20 per cent. -reduced to 10. The footing as those of other offenders.
mga imun of ans dury left on the English book of rates is 30 per cent. INDIAN ARMY.
There are several minor articles on which it is intended to redoce the *** Mr. Hulle moved for several official papers respecting the organization
duties. Among them is the olive oil used in the manufacture of woollens, of the Indian Army, &c., He prefaced his motion with various observa.
which will be reduced lower than it was before the war." The duty on * tions on the dangers of the Burmese War; the necessity of having a com
rape-seed and flax-oil is to be taken off entirely. The dury on all wool, of petent Governor General in India, which, in his judgment, Lord Amherst!
| which the price is under a shilling a pouod, is reduced to a half-penny per was not; the treatment of the Press in India, and of the Murineers at po
pound. The stamp duty on the transfers of shares in ships, and on sales Barrackpore, which he deemed as impolitic and severe; the discontents
of whole ships, is taken off. The stamps on bonds for due delivery of cerof the Indian army, &c.
tain goods at places to which they are entered at the Custom-house to be Mr. W'ynn oppored the motion, on the ground that it would be the
the exported, are reduced from 40s. to 4s. and the stamps on Custom-hoose height of injustice to lay information on the subject of the Mutiny, &c.
debentures are removed entirely. All consular fees are abolished, except before the House, till Government should be in possession of full informa
for notarial acts, which are extra consular. The Lerant Consulships are tion regarding the events, which at present it was not. Mr. W. denied to be placed on a fooring with ordinary Consulships. that the ladian Government bad neglected the complaints of the Sepoys ; . Th
The Dissenters' Marriage Bill was read a second time, and ordered to he deprecated, as unfais, the remarks made on the conduct of Lord Am. be committed on Tuesday, after Mr. ROBERTSON lad expressed his strong herst; and asserted that the Burmese War was a just one. It could not opposition to the measure, and declared that the Unitarians more resem. be avoided with honour, thongh of course it was an evil, as this country i bled Mahometans than Chiriştians ! had already dominions enougle in Indiu--more indeed that could, well oc Nr. COURTENAY broug be in a Bill to amend tbe Bankrupt Laws.
FROM THE LONDON GAZETTES.
is especially amusing's it is, it seems, a grace liable to eternal restric:.. : Tuesday, March 39.
tion and modification ; but to say the truth, the BOURBON notion is BANKRUPICIES ENLARGED.
not far different, as every-day practice tends to show. Speaking of E. Tooth, Hastings, haberdasher, froin March 19 to May 7; and T. Russia, a report has been circulated of some difference having Hughes, Speldburst-street, Burton-crescent, draper,
taken place between our Minister, Mr. STRATFORD CANNING and BANKRUPICY SUPERSEDED.
Count NESSELRODE, on the subject of Greece, which had led to the T. Loud end T. Burgess, Sittingbourne, Kent, bankers.
departure of the latter from St. Petersburgh, but it seems that this BASKBUPTS.
report rests upon no competent foundation. The Pomeranian States T. Chilcott, Lantarnam, Monmouth, miller. Solieitors, Męskrb. Bicknell of Prussia are said to be petitioning their Monarch to conclude and Co. Lincoln's lon...
Commercial treaties with the new Governments of South America W. Haylett, Hammersmith, victualler. Solicitor, Mr. Turner, Lincoln's.
--a pleasant request to a Member of the Holy Alliance! From Inn-fields.
the United States we learn, that the party effervescence produced by W. Godwin, Strand, hookseller (and pat W. Goodwin, as in last Satur. day's Gazette). Solicitor, Mr. Greenhill, Great Carler-lane.
the late struggle for the Presidency is rapidly subsiding ;-a creditable w. Woart, Woolwich, baker. Solicitor, Mr. Santer, Chancery-lane.
fact, when it is considered that it is the first time the constitutional W. Howes, jun. Robert's-torrace, Commercial-road, oilman. Solicitors, conservative machinery has operated against the preference of a numeMessts. Glution and Carter, High-street, Souchwark,
rical popular majority. Very sinister reports are prevalent in J. Challenger, Margaret-street, Cavendish-square, pianoforte-maker. relation to the state of India ; but whatever the exact fact, these Solicitor, Mr, Bishop, Holborn-court, Gray's Iny.
rumours evidently take their rise in that disgraceful spirit of gamSalurday, March 26.
bling and fraud, which is the most odious and discreditable feature of BANKRUPTCIES SUPERSEDED.
the day. R. Holdsworth, Leeds, Max-spinner.-J. P. Sweetapple, Chisenbury, · Wilts, horse-dealer.-J. Reeves, Elon, Buckingham, tailor.
Certain Englsh writers, among them WILLỊAM COBBETT, have BANKRUPTS." J. A. Cattle, Green-Hammerton, York, money-scrivener. Solicitors,
repeatedly accused the United States of entertaining a sordid jealousy Messrs. Evans and Shearman, Hatton-garden.
* of the new South American Republics--a secret desire. to thwart G. Street, Dulwich, Surrey, carpenter. Solicitors, Mr. Carlon, Hightheir struggles for independence, and to keep them embroiled with street, Mary-la-bonne,"
Spain and the Holy Alliance. For our parts, we never believed the J. Hawkes, Old Jewry, hardwareman. Solicitors, Messrs. Shephard, charge; we did not think it likely, that a cold calculation of remote Thomas, and Leopardi Cloak-lane.'
political rivalry could overpower, in the breasts of a free and prosJ. Mood, jun. Deritend, near Birmingham, grocer. Solicitors, Messrs. perous people, the natural sympathy they would feel with communities James and Whitelock, Ely-place. :
aspiring to their advantages, and imitating their glorious example. M, Akers, Compton-street, Soho, cabinet-maker. Solicitor, Mr. Jackson, I our opinion has been confirmed by the pleasure and even enthusias.u.
Tires-Crow'n-square, Southwark. .
which the successes of the South American Patriots appear uniformly * chants. Solicitor, Mr. Smyth, Red-Lion-square.
" to have diffused throughout the Great North American Republic. J. E. Washer, Bristol, filer. "* Solicitors, Messrs. King and Lukin, 1 Very recent New York papers inform us, that the decided victory of Gray's-lon-square.
BOLIVAR in the plains of Guamanquilla, had been hailed with the F. Runder and W.F. Campbell, Hatton-garden, jewellers. Solicitor, Mr. most lively satisfaction in the United States, and a public dinner in * Robinson, Walbrook."
i celebration of the event was to take place on the 5th of March. E. G. W. Tuck, Edmonton, Market-gardener. Solicitor, Mr. Pope, We recommend the following piece of information to the attention Bloomfield-street, Finsbury-crescent.
of those consistent apologists of the West India slave-masters, who
| perpetually reproach the North American Union with the black slavery Tus Fusak -There is nothing to record of moment in the funded in some of its States-forget that the curse was inflicted on the transactions of the past week, either in regard to British or Foreigu latter, while they were colonies were the British Government, in spite Stock ; but genenlly speaking, the latter sligbıly improved towards the of the opposition of the colonists, have manifested a constant latter end of it. Ju respect 10 the various Companies, the shares of the anxiety, since their independence, to wipe out this stain on their free Pearl and Coral Fisheries alone seem to excite couspicuous atleution at institutions :-A Resolution is now under consideration of the Senate, present, in consequence of which they þare considerably advanced.
that when the debt of the United States is paid off (which in a few Latest quotations:
years must be the case), the lands now applicable to the sinking Consol, 9311
Now 4 per Cents, 1054 Reducerl, shut
Consols for Account, 931 i
fund should form a fund for the emancipation of slaves. Slavery per ents. Reduced, shut
(adds the Globe and Traveller) is felt by many Americans, and by PRICES OF FOREIGN STOCKS YESTERDAY. Brazilijap Scrip, 1925, 1* pr. Mexican Scrip, 1825, 14 pr.
none more strongly than by the President Elect, to be the curse of Chilian Bonds, 592
Ditto Account, 141 pr.
the Union. Ditto for Account, 904
Russian Bonds, 1872, 941
Mr. Secretary Peel has obtained leave to bring in a bill for increasing Danish Bonds, 1011
| Spanish Consols, 24 36 4 Greek Bonds, 311
the salary of Police Magistrates to 8001. a-year. As it is desirable that Ditto Account, 24 Ditto Scrip, 1825, 5 dis. French Rentes Account, 1021.
the offices should be filled by well-informed and able men, we should not Mexican Bonds, 804 Exchange, 25f. 10c.
object to any increase of salary necessary to make the places objects of Ditto Account, 79%
desire to persons of this description. We are not sure that Mr. Peel's alteration will have any effect in this way. The office of Police Magis
trate, whether it be paid by 6001. or 8007. can never be desirable to a THE EXAMINER.
barrister of any very promising talents and active habits. The persons to whom it is desirable are those desirous of ease ; for, let Mr. Peel say
what he will, the duty of the office to a man who has a competent knowLONDON, MARCH 27, 1825.
ledge of the law is very easy. In point of fact, we believe a Magistrate
attends at each of the offices from twelve to three, and looks in again in The Foreign intelligence of the past week is exceedingly unim- the evening. There are three Magistrates in an office, so that this duty portant. In France, the Chambers are occupied with the new is imposed upon each of them twice a week. We know that there is some financial projects, a subject of discussion which bas apparently business for which the prescncc of two Magistrates is necessary; but it is to ceased to possess any considerable portion of interest among the be recollected that at alunost all the offices, volunteer Magistrates are fremoney dealers of London. By an article from Warsaw, dated the quently in attendance. We are couvinced that a very large statement of
the time each Magistrate needs be in attendance is every other day, Russia for the assemblage of the General Diet of Poland, which is
three hours in the morning, and twice a week two hours in the evening. to open on the 13th of May, and close on the 13th of June, the is by no means of that fatiguing nature which is requires from other
| Even during this time the attention which is given to business by them deportment of the Senators and Deputies for their little month of Judges. Sometimes they are fully occupied sometimes not at all.-mockery is prescribed for thein in the most decided style of a Master. Globe and Traveller. They are not to indulge in discord and the delusions of mistaken INDIA House. --At a Special General Court, on Wednesday, a resolution self-love, as in the Session of 1820. This Proclamation is succeeded was unanimously carried, granting a yearly sum of 1000L. 1o Sir John by another that adds an article to the Charter, which addition con Malcolm, for his services in India-Mr. HumE then made a motion for Sists in taking away the publicity of discussion! All debate in future papers relating to the organization and allowances of the Bengal Army. is to be carried on in Special Committees; that is to say, with closed
| He alluded to the annihilation of the press, the late mutiny, the war with doors. What a degradation to human nature, that any two-legged
the Burmese, &c. and contended that ibę wbite as well as the black popu animal in existence, by a sic volo under signature, should be enabled
lation of Hindostan bad lost all confidence in the Governor-General thus to palter with the best interests and feelings of dependent mil
(Hear!)—and that some competent person should immediately be sent
out to India ; a country, he said, whose present situation could be comlons! The idea forined by this Despot of the nature of a Charter pared to nothing but a person sitting on a barrel of gunpowder with a