Imagens das páginas

Many peritivins were then presented nguinst ile Catholics, several of lative to the abuses of the elective franchise in Ireland ; it was enough them from Congregations of Protestant Dinsenters !

for him to know that this bill would affret tlie franchises of aboui ialfa Wednesday, May 11.

million of people. (Hear! and an expression of dissent) He would ask Petitions were presented against the Catholic Claims ; one from Con of the man who would roh half a million of prople-Cries of order, and gleton, Cheshire, by the Bishop of Chester, who said that the head boys of Hear, hear!|-he would say (for it amounted to moch the same thing) a school there bad asked leave and been permitted to sign it! - The take away from"half a million of people a franchise of this sort - whý Catholie Relief Bill was introduced froin the Commons House, read a first he would persist in clogging the operation of the emancipation bill with a time, and ordered for a second reading on Tursday,

mensure of this kind, which must defeat its good effect, and would not fail Friday, May 13.

to sow the seeds of discord and, aniinosity among those whom it was in Some conversation arose as to the infuence that had occasioned so tended to benefit? (Hear!) He begged to move, “ That a Select many politious in be presented agaiust the Roman Catholic Bill Lord Coinmittee be appointed to inquire what faults and abuses exist in the KING repputed that the Bishops had promoted them, by the exercise of exercise of thie pirelire franchise in Irelaud; and to ascertain whether any ondue influence. The Bisbop of Exeter expressed bis atonishusent that and what measures cau be adopted with a view to correct the same.' any Noble Lord should persevere in such statements, and again denied | Colonel JOHNSON seconded this amendment Alat the Bishops or the Clergy bad exercised any undue influence! The Mr. S. RICe suid, he approved of this bill hecause he was a friend to peuliwns were the spontaneous efforts of the people. The LORD ('HAN | Parliamentary R-form. I would effectially enlarge the number of real CEI LOR observed that the people of England were not willing to hear the constituientsThere was no analogy between Ireland and England as to Clergy held up 10 odigm as they had been ; that he verily believed that this subject. The law was the sawe; the practice was different. The many of ile petitions and resulied from such remarks as had been made bill would cure the evils of numbers and poverty. (The Hon. Gentleman by Lord KING.-Lord, HOLLAND declared that he had beard with astonish muude ample quotations from the evidence of Judge Day, Mr. O'Covoril, meni the opinion expressed by the LORD CHANCELLOR, that a great majority Mr. O'Counor, Colonel Currie, and General Burke, to show, that in the of ile people were against the Claims, and denied that anything bad as opinion of ihe willnesses, the raising of the qualification to 101. would not yet appeared to warrant the expression of such an opinion.

abolish one good vote) He aduilted that it would be a different con

sideration if the bill touched the poses of lee simple. There the analogy HOUSE OF COMMONS.

of England would come in ; but England had no such evil 10 cope wide as Monday, May 9..

that of Ireland. CATHOLIC CLAIMS.-SIR T. LETHBRIDGE's IGNORANCE, &c. Lord Milton said he should snpport the bill, because it would promote On the presentation of a petition against the Catholics by Sir T Leth. The object of the great measure. He thought, however, the benefits bridge, Mr. S Rice noticed what had fallen from the Hun Baronel re supposed to be derived from this measure were much exaggerated. Out specting certain notes 10 a Catholic edition of the Bible. Mr. S. Rice of it great evils wright arise. Those who divided their estates into forty. said, that an snort was this publication known to the Irish Catholic shilling freeholdx, would divide them iatn 10/. freeholds. Hivrarchy, than the pules were uuequivocally dewird hy the entire body, The question for going into the Committee was carried by 168 to 53. * and iliat dition was no longer in circulation --Sir T. LETHBRIDGB ob Mr. LAMBTON strongly opposed the bill. served, that he was not aware of the fact when he made his remarks upon Mr. BROUGHAM Parnestly entreated Lis Hon. Friends not to oppose the the misles in- question; but nevertheless, he should not withdraw his ob Catholic Relief Bill because the present measure had been brought jections to the relief bill, since he believed that the sentiments of the forward in conjunction with it. Roman Catholic Church towards the Protestant Church were the same Mr. LAMBTON replied, ibat he ennld not vote for the Catholic Relief Bill now as ever!

if it were accompanied by a bill of disfrapebisement (Hear!) He did oot Lord G. CAVENDISu alluded to certain observations lately made by Sir vote from interested motives, but from deep conviction—(heur) and not T Lethbridge, respecting Ronan Catholic Gentleman in the neigh even the obreatened displeasure of any of those with whom he had long bourhood of Wetherby, ivi Yorkshire. . His bordship said, in Catholic here in the habit of actiog, could induce him to abaoduu bis opiaiui. gentlemen had written to him un llop subject, pach denying the uttering I(Hear!) . . any such sentiments as those noticed by the Hon Baronet. He (Lord C T After some further remarks, the House went into the Committee, when therefore supposed the Hon Baronet liad been imposed upon-Sir Thog. | the blauks were filled up pro formů. LETHBKIDGB said (urry truly that he was placed in a situation in which

Tuesday, May 10. it wus not lisun) for a Member to stand. He was perfectly ready to state

CATHOLIC PETITIONS- MR, BUTTERWORTH CASTIGATED. that he did not allude to those gentlemen, and for this very good reason Several prtitions, for and against the Catholic Claius (clue fly agains) that he did not know who they were. He did not feel called upon to were presented and laid on the table; and some conversation took place, explain the motives which incluced hiin to make the statements in question. l in the course of which Mr. BUTTERWORTA said that the Protestant He cluind the privilege of expressing bis opinions as one of the repre- | Petitions froin fruland in favour of the Catholics were obtained by threats Sentatives of the people of England in the ulanner which he thoughr best and menaces.-Cries of « No, 10," followed this assertion; it was warmly calculated to serve the canse which he was advocating It was not con denied by several Irish Members, and Mr. B. was called upon for proof ; sistent with the practice of the House, trat a Meinber should be altacked when he said he had obtained his in foretation from Clergymen to whom he on accomt of a speech which he had made three or four days previously I had sport circwlars on the subject. Ilear, hear!) Mr. M. FITZGERALD In all that he bad said he mentioned no persous' namese merely pula I told Mr. Bitterworth, that he paid the Protestants of Ireland a very bad supposed case. -Mr. N. CALVERT was of opinion that no member rould compliment, when, in his outrageous zeal, te asserted ibat they could bow be called to account for wluat he had said ; but thonghi that it would not to motives so menn aod base. (Hear!) If any person opened a shop in be 100 much to expect that he should give some explanation when the I this country for the receipt of tales of bigotry, hypocrisy, and intolerance feelings of individuals hud Sveen hurt by som.thing wliicli had been stated if he opened a shop for the collection of motives, such as those which by himm. - Lord G. CAVENDIsu declared that he was not satisfied with the the Hon. Member was so ready to attribute to others, he would liud that Hun. Member's explanation. No one was warrainted in bringing forward that shop would command abandant communications. (Hear, and

statriteit which he could not substantinte. It was for tlie House 10 laughier's His constituents were full of as gewuine and sincere Protesjudge wbether the Hon Bironel had exonerated himself-it was for them raul Christianity as the Hon Member was, and yet they advocated the to judge whether there were gronods for the statement he had made. Il cause of the Roman Catholics. They were incapable of being eliber there were not, the Hon. Baronet would lie mder the inputation of having intimidated or cajoled 'They well know the smrce from which those advanced That wlrich he was incapable of maintaining !-Sir T. Leth lenluminious statements reached that House, and they despised it. (Hear!)) BRIDGE said, that he was capable of maintaining what he had stated, at any Mr. Butterworth made no reply to this philippie) . time and ju’uny place, the present was neither the time nor the place. - Mr: Peel presented an Anti-Catholic peiition from Manchester, signed ELECTIVE FRANCHISE (IRELAND) BILL.

by 12 Magistrutes and 28,000 of the inhabitants : apon which Mr. Mr. LITTLETON moved, that the House' do resolve itself into a Com. Phillips observed, that this petition did not utier the opinios of that miltee on the above bill.

Town; it had not been voted at a public meeting, but had been obtained Mr GRATTAN entered his protest against the bill, as one of the most by the most uofuir means, by collecting signatures in the streets, and by unjust and inconstitutional measures ever bronght under the consideration velting whole gings of boys 10 put their oamies to it. It had been sent, of Parliament. If the House distrusted the Catholics, why did they grant 100, to all the dissenting Chapels ; but, with the exception of the Melhobem emancipation?

dist, it had been rejected by thein. It was, in a word, a true “ hole and. Mr Home opposed the bill. He declared that had the substance of corner" production. To this Mr. Peel replied, that he was instructed this measure been iotroduced as a clause into the bill for the emancipation i to say, that though the signatures of boys had been procured, it had been of the Catholies, he would rather have voted against that great bill itself, I done by those who wanted to bring discredit on the petition, which how than support for one moment such an enormous invasion of the rights of so ever bore the names of 28,000 inhabitauts of Manchester - Lord STANLEY Lirge a class of the people, as this bill for the abolition of ibe forty shilling' then presented a petition agreed to at u publie meeting at Manchester, frreholders' francisise went to commit. (Hear, hear !) There was no and signed by upwards of 10,000 persons in a few hours, in favour of the pvidence before Parliament, of a nature to be relied of, that could' at all Catholic Claims bear out the recital in the preamble of the abuses and causes which were

CATHOLIC RELIB BILL. said torrenler ilus bill necessary. If there was one principle which more Mr. Curwen now moved the third reading of this bill, the passing of then n1001her onghat ever to be kept in view by those who were friendly to which lie then strenuously advocated. refore, it was the further extension of the riective franchise; and upon Sir R. INGLIS opposed it, contending that the Catholic spirit was as that principle he now culled on all the advocates of parliamentary reform intolerant, as avbitious, and as dangerous as ever.. to oppose this obnoxiour bill. (Hear!) He neoded no information re- ! Mr. HORACE Twlos mainio ite an opposite opinion, and urged,

That all the original causes for enacting the present restrictions had loss which the country experienced in consequence of these restrictions Ceased to exist; the vindicators of those laws therefore stood just in the was occasioned-and this was a fact which gentlemen would do well par washe position as though they had expired, and they were demanding to

ticularly to consider-by the loss of all the benefit that miglit under other re enact thein. What dangers had England now to apprehend? Did

apprebend? Did I circumstances be derived from the employment of millions of Englisli * every man feel, that cruelty, and bigotry, and intolerance, had capital in Ireland (Hear, hear !)-wlich must now be considered as so belonged rather to ages and to individuals, than 10 systems!

inany millions diverted from all those channels of industry and improve. (Hear, hear!) If Mary had buroed Protestants, and Cranier lortured

ment which they might have so beneficially opened or enlarged. He Catholics; and if Henry viu. bad plundered either side, and tyran

waryed the House again and again, that if they did not at once proceed to hipe orer botlı, did any Hon. Member believe that such courses could

do away with unjust restrictions, and to repress childish and unfound ed be repeated, or were likely again to be atterupted, in the present day? / prejudices, they would have, over and over again, to deal with assemble Let the House be sure that it was beiter for England to make the conces

in Ireland of as formidable a description as the late Catholic Associatio n. Tian now, than to make it - when she must make it whenever next a war

( Hear, hear!). As to the bill for disfranchising the 40s. freeholders, be broke out. (Hear, hear !)

could not quite say that he altogether approved of its principle. In voling Me. Habt Davis contended, that the constitution of England being

for the other, he had intended to give it bis sanction onls up to this poin Pesentially Protestant, no concession of power should be made iu the

and to this extent-hat as this House was bound to provide for the ex: Raanaa Catholics beyond that which they possessed at present.

penses of the publie service, so he should hold it was to provide for the .

effectual operation of a measure, which, by granting Catholic emancipation , Mr. C. Grant argued strongly in favour of the measure. We had, he would be calculated to produce such incalculable benefit to the community, said, hiberio been legislating for the people of Ireland, as for men quite

over which ibe parties in question might fairly be supposed to exercise so passire-not as for a nation of sensitive beings, who had feeliogs and extensive an infiuence. But when his Right Hon. Friend (Mr. Peel, passings like other men, and who were more bound by feelings of attach. I talked about the making provision for a regular establishment for Arch. best for kiodness conferred, than by coercion; we lost sight of the moral bishops and Bishops and an inferior clergy, as a concomitant to the bill for bluence of the penal laws, which were calenlated to degraile those on Roman Catholic Einaveipation, he (Mr. Huskisson) begged to say that he whatbey operaled; and when it was objected to any enlightened conteinplated no such provision whatever. He should be unwilling (as fur I origaer, that the Government had not accominodated itself to the more l as he could judge now upon a subject so difficult to place that provision, i beral spirit of the agc, bis ready answer was, “ Look at the state in

whatever it might be, beyond the control of Government, in ihe same which you keep Ireland." From such degradation he would wish to have

manner as was observed towards the Protestant Dissenters and other SepaIreland emancipated; he would also wish to see the English mation freed ratists froin the Church of England. , fna the stain which had so long rested on them by the continuance of Mr. Peeg observed, that his opinions on this post momentous subject de penal code. He maintained, that wherever a good and enlightened were already on record; and it would be trilling with that indulgence Government prevailed, the Roman Catholics were as tolerant as the Pro which the House had shown towards him on other occasions, if he were testants. This measure might be delayed for one or two years; but that

merely to repeat now what he had so often advanced to them before. He: i post pass before any great lapse of time, was the conviction of every inerely wished to take this opportunity of re-stating, that the opinions he auta be paid the slightest attention to public affairs. · He therefore bad formerly held on this matter remained still unaltered. When he

called upon the House to render that boon which the progress of know. I looked at the numbers of the Roman Catholics, and at the circumstances, ledge and of religious charity showed must ultimately be granted, delight. under which the transfer of Church property from theirs 10 Protestant fal and acceptable to those on whom it was to be conferred, by not post: hands took place at the Revolution, he could not feel satisfied or con. posing it to any distant period. (Hear, hear!): Indigo vinced that it was either wise or expedient to remove those barriers, which

The SOLICITOR-GENBRAL opposed the bill, as well as the measure re- he thought much better calculated to protect the Protestant ascendancy in specting the Irisb 40$. freeholders. The character, he observed, wlrich he this country, than those ecclesiastical securities which it was now proposed would give to the elective franchise bill, was contained in two words-it to substitute in their stead. tas magaun latrocinium. (Hear, hear!) He could not conjectore by Mr. BROUGAAM remarked; that great danger was 'still apprehended, it what means Mr. O'Connell could make it palatable to the lower orders of seemned, to the Protestant establishment, if the Roman Catholics were to his cagatrymeo ; but he could conjecture that a dialogue of the following be allowed access to office. The very same alarm was experienced in, mature might ensne between that gentleman and some of the peusantry :- England 120 years ago; but as no harmi had happened, he had a right to

Well, Mr O'Connell, what have you got for us by your journey to En- anticipate, that 120 years hence our posterity would laugh at our fears, as gland Oh," Mr. O'Connell might reply, “The Duke of Norfolk is" we now did'at those of our ancestors. When the Scottish union was to sit in Parliagents Lord Fingall is to sit in Parliament; I may have a introduce into the House of Lords 16 Presbyterian Peers at once, the wilk gowo and may sit in Parliament, if I am elected." " This is all very Bishop of Bath earnestly besought the Lords to consider that they were, pend," the peasant anigu reply; 4 but now that you have told us what you by such admission of the Presbyterian Peers, exposing theinselves to a hare great pray tell us what we bare gol.”-“ You have gol!" Mr. O'Con- danger, the greatness of which no longue could speak! (A laugh. ) He bell might reply, “ () yon have got well-robbed." ( A laugh ) -Mr. bad heard a great deal about the Jesuits of the Church of Roine ; and WETHERAL ROSO opposed the measure regarding the Catholic Clergy, which, they bad been fourished in the faces of Gentlemen, to do away, if possie' he said, would be the establishment of a Papal Church, armed with all the ble, with the idea of their having any comgiunion with them. But what tradicijod belonging to the Papacy (Ilean, hear!). It was contended would they say to a Protestant Bishop-one of the flowers of Episcopacy (omaliaged Mr. W.) that circumstances were so altered, tbat Popery was not a friend to the Catholic cause, but one who ngreed perfectly with the Bag kager dangerous, and still less obnoxions_bat ahe atrocities charged | Secretary of State for the Home department if, when you signed the 39 apiat i were taken from the iron ages of superstition and violence. They Articles, he said (he, be it observed, hating Jesuitism) “ Though you afsp, therefore, to look at its present state, green and fresh as it appeared. sigo the 39 Articles, you do not agree with ibent separately; but in the tree the Learned Geulleman read several passages from bolls and other. Iump you admit of their propriety! (Heur!) Your belief with respect to atraments of the Pope, of recent dale, in which Bible Societies are de sonie of them is an overdow-with reference to others, it is an ebb tide;

sced, and the reading of the Scriplures forbidden. He concluded by and so far, as certain other points are concerned, it is nearly a spring hide. timing an amendment, that the Bill be read a third time this day six You therefore can make a sort of average statement of your belief, and moatba

you may take your living for haviog swallowed the whole of the 39 ArtiMr Hoskisson said, he thought that the argument had ran too much upon cles in this panner.” ( Laughter). Such was the doctrine held out by that the question of establisbing a Roman Catholic Chureb, instead of the ques. Learned Prelate! lu the course of the debate, he had heard it said that the fun of tolerating one which was established. With their spiritual tenets and principle of persecution was inherent in the Catholic church. There had Saciripes he had nothing to do. In the practices and intentions of the been persecutions in all Chorches. Persecution was the effect of superior Konish hierareby be could see nothing to dread, were they even wickedly power, and superior domination. Let the priests of any religion have welined. He owed it 10 justice to vote for the removal of every enactinent power, and let men speak for themselves in opposition to their doctrines; in apidat the Catholics, or any other body of men who remained exposed to that case, persecution was sure to follow. Luther himself was not free polas mod disabilities long after the evils and dangers anticipated by those from the charge of intolerancy. But the establishinent of the country, it festimets had ceased. It was on this ground that the Catholics were would be said, was Calvinistic. What had Lord Chatham said on this entitled to bis vote, to wbich his country had a heavier claim. To with sobject? He had declared, that we had a Calvinistic creed, an Arminian Bald their rights was to keep alive divisions among them, to make the clergy, and a Popish ritual. Calvin, whose prccepts they followed, was dungen increase to relard the prosperity of the country in time of peace hinuself a persecutor-the persecutor of Servelus, whom he caused to be to render that peace less durable-1omake the difficulties of the country

ace less durable-lo'make the difficulties of the country burned. But they need not go back to so distant a period, to show how Bare injurious, sbouldl war considerably impair the resources-lo distract persecution was engendered by power. He called on the house to look at

er energies when they ought to be coinbined against the common enemy. The scenes which, at no very reinote period, had been acted in this couu. He cubsidered the opposition to the adjuncts of the bill as of very little try. He alluded to those infernal torinents which, 150 years ago, were Tight, because they came before the house rather us matters of detail. He indicted on the people of Scotland, under that tyrant, who, alike contemtaasidered all argument on the principle as laring been long ago set at ning the law of God and the sacredness of the Copstitution, sent his peo. Frut for erer. Could they hope to convert the Roman Catholics? The, ple to die the death of martyrs on account of the Covenant. On the one speculation was idle, and too frivolous to discuss. What then was there side were the priests, who possessed power; on the other side were the billedo Remove the causes of discontent, by providing for the safety honest men, who dared to deny that their doctrines were right; and the o beland. He assuined that there must be some danger io altering the result was that persecution, which lie defied the man best read in maters jden of law wlviel bad for so long a time excluded thein : but whether it of this kind to equal in the bistory of this country or of Europe. (Hear.) was at present inconsiderable, or whether it was really appalling as it bad | He would call on the bouse to remove all those disabilities, which, while

by now was the best time to deal with i:. 41, far the greater the cost ?! feelings amongst one party, produced :: b est for the

[merged small][ocr errors]

ther. What must be the situation of this country, if her power in Treland |

POOR LAWS. . vas only to be kept up at the point of the bayonet? Could any one hope. Mr. Moxck brought forward a proposition for amending certain aboses o preserve harmony between the two countries, while one of them was in the Poor Laws. The Hon. Member pointed out a variety of eyils ia sept down by punishment, by penalties, and by chains ? (Hear!) If they the present system, and more particularly exposed the practice so preravished to secure the bappiness of the empire, if tbey wished to complete lent in many counties, of paying the wages of agricultural labourers out is safety, let no foreign country bave the opportunity of looking with a of the poor's rates. This practice, besides its demoralizing and degrad. malign aspect towards Ireland. Let England throw aside her long prized ing effects upon the lower orders, was also reinarkable for its injustice, as and he once thought exploded Irish impolicy. Let her leave to foreign the servants of a certain class-the agriculturists-were paid out of the powers no spot on which tliey could dwell in the hope that there the em- proceeds of a fund to which householders and shopkeepers contributed a bire might be weakened. (Hear!) Some of them at this moment dwelt considerable share. He adverted to the hardships attendant upon the with delight on Ireland. Let there no longer be a spot io the empire on objects of parish bounty wbo happened to be single inen, and complained -vhich foreign enemies could suffer their eye to dwell with malicious plea that the obvious advantages which parishes held out to men to take wives, Eure. Make it ng unpleasant for them to look on Dublin or on Cork as it was the fruitful cause of the improvident and ruinous marriages which xas at present for them to view Edinburgh or London. Peace, it was were taking place every day. This sort of compulsion teoded to degrade rue, was now established': but would war never come and when it did the national character, by obliging men to enter into those ties upon. come, let them, unless they changed their conduct towards Ireland, look to grounds of interest which used formerly to be courted from affectionate hat country then. (Hear!) After they bad put down the Catholic Asso. motives. The trne way for providing for the poor was by giving the , i ciation--after they had increased their inilitary power- ster they had inan who was able to work a fair remuneration for his labour, by which Hone much to irritate, and little to produce a kind feeling, he did not be- you elevate his independence of mind, and by leaving those only to be ieve there was any man who would be vais enougli to answer for the the objects of eleemosynary support who were unable to provide for them Deace of Ireland, even if a firm peace prevailed in every other part selves. The objects of the Bill were three-fold; to prevent the further i of Europe, if this measure were thrown out. (Ilear, hear.) But extension of the practice of paying labourers out of the poor's rales to his he would say, that if they sent up this Bill to the other House by a districts where it did not extend before; to protect the married labourer arge majority-loud cries of hear! - he thought that they might depend from being prejudiced by anything contained therein ; and to better the on the tranquillity of that country. (Hear, hear!) But if it did not be condition of the single labourer. He concluded by moving for leave to, come a law in that manner-if it were not carried by such a majority, and bring in a bill to prevent the payment of labourers out of the poor's rates. chat at the present moment, in this very reign-in the reign of his Gra- | Mr. J. BENETT was not disposed to oppose the bringing in of this bill, L cious Majesty the King who now sat on the throne-then he could only though he doubted much whether the good results would follow' which say, that he had exonerated himself from any blaine that might attaclı to

the Hon. Meinber predicated of it. Future consequences, by calling on the House to be wise-by imploring theon to act wbile it was day-by entreating them not to wait ill the dark

Sir George COETWynd undertook to affirin that it was not legal to pay night shrouded them, “when no man can tell what will come !" (Cheers.)

| labourers' wages out of the poor's rates. Sir F. Blake rose amidst tremendous shouts of “ Question." He sup

Lease was then given to bring in the bill. orted the Bill.

CURRENCY OF ENGLAND AND IRELAND. The House then divided, when the numbers were-For the mintion,

On the motion of Mr. WALLACE, the House went into a Committee on 248; Against it, 227 ; Majority, 21.-The announcement of the majority the

the Assimilation of Currency Acts, wlien was received with cheers.

Mr. WALLACE pointed oat the inconveniences to trade which resulted The Bill was then read a third time, and passed. The House adjourned from the want of an uniform currency throughout the empire The Auc, at Two o'clock.

tuations of exchanges produced the greatest incertainty, and opened a i ' Wednesday, May 11. .

wide door to frauds. The object of the present proposition was, 'to withMr. ABERCROMBY complained that several Honourable Gentleman who

draw from circulation every local mediujn of circulation, and to substitute had been nained on the Leith Docks Bill Committee, and who had never

one uniform currency belweten the two countries. There should be a attended any of the meetings but the last, nor had beard the evidence or

saving clause for all existing contracts. All new contracts should be the counsel, had roled in favour of the bill! →

made with reference to English currency. All payments should be regite: Mr. HUSKISBON presented a petition from the Members of the Literary

lated in the proportion of twelve thiriernths, which was, in fact, the and Philosophical Society of Liverpool, praying that the House would

relative state of the currency at present. The notes of the Bank bf Ireland adopt such mnensures as would supply surgical students with dead bodies.

coming in after a certain day were not to be re-issued, but new potes were Mr. SCARLETT presented a petition from certain Attornies of the Court

to be put in circulation corresponding in value with English notes. To of King's Bench and Conmon Pleas, complaining of the inadequate

inake the measures inore complete, and to conciliate the lower classes of accommodation they received in attending the Judges' chambers.

Ireland, it was the intention of Gorcroment to issue a new copper coinage.“ ? Thursday, May 12.

The Right Hon. Gentleman concluded by moving several Resolutions 10* *

the above effect, wbich were carried animously. .. ning i IRISH ELECTIVE FRANCHISE BILL.

Friday, May 14. i

' The presentation of a petition from Monaghan, by Mr. GRATTAN,

't warme against the Irish Electire Franchise Bill, last night, occasioned a conver

| A conversation took place respecting the East ludia Judges' Bill, whose sation as to proceeding with or postpopiog that Bill till it was ascertained ||

salaries are to be increased. Mr. Home complained of the power of re. avhat the House of Lords would do with the Roman Catholic Relief Bill.

it' | moval at pleasure, and contended that those Judges should be placed on -Mr. GRATTAN declared it to contain a monstrous proposition, and to

the same footing as the Englisbr.The tndian system of intimidation the ask the House most injuriously to limit the elective franchise-Mr.S.

M s aid) was carried to such an extepe that no man, who differed from the Rice depied that it would do anything of the kind ; so far from limiting

Gorerninent could hope to escape proscription ; and the degree of des. the real and hopest franchise of the freeholders, it would extend their in

potism to which the Expentive Power fad arrired, was unexänipled even Buenee, but it would limit the 'fraudulent votes 'of leaseholders.-Lord,

by that of the Stwarts. Many persons had been banished without notice or AL.THORP supported this view of the Bill, and said it would prevent the

trial. Mr. Wynn said that the power of deportation was granted by the last counties in Ireland from being controlled like so many close boroughs.

charter, and when it should again come to be considered by the house, it** Mr. LITTLETON lamented that the principle of ibe Bill had been so inuch

might be restrained in such a manner as the circunstances miglit authorize.' misrepresented, but he felt assured, That when it came to be understood, i Mr. HUSKISSON moved the third reading of the Warehoused Corn Bill; would be sanctioned by the whole country --Mr. Monck replied, that the a conver

a conversation ensued, and the Bill was passed. principle of the Bill was not misunderstood by the couutry, nor had the The ChasCELLOR of the ExcHEQUER projiosed the grant of 2,0001. to.. Bisfranchising character of the measure been inisrepresented had not the Mr. M'Adam, which, after some opposition by Mr. HUME and others, voters, who perhaps might have been created in inany instances for cor. I was agreed to by a majority of 83 to 27. . rupt purposes, been found too strong, this effort to deprive them of power Some discussion took place respecting the Quarantine Laws, when Mr. would never bave been attempted. But supposing the 40s. freelolders Huskisson intimated, that his present intention was only to remove some were all that bad been represented, be wished to ask why the measure was of the obstacles which existed in the woy of our free intercourse with other not made general, and extended to the “ pot-walloping" voters of the nations. English boroughs ? -Sir F. BUKDETT said he was prepared to defend the The Cancellor of the ExcuEQUER gave notice, thal on Monday he Bill as a Reformer, and contended that its principles might be advanta. would more for a Committee, to take into consideration a proposed ang geously applied to this country. Throughout this arduous struggle, hementation of the Judges' Salaries; and he added, that the subject had had felt that though the Roman Catholics were entitled to civil and reli-received the sanction of his Majesty.

. gious freedom, something ought to be done to conciliate the Protestant miod, and be therefore had agreed to these accompanying measures ; but on other grounds, on principle, be had satisfied bis mind of their propriety.

FROM THE LONDON GAZETTES. -Mr. R. MARTIN urged the necessity of postponing this Bill. The con

Tuesday, May 10. versation' then dropped; but in a subsequent part of the evening Dr.

BANKRUPTS. Phillimore moved that the further consideration of this Bill be « post. J. Edmond, Sise-lane, warehouseman. Solicitor, Mr. Lawledge, Temple poned till the 27th inst." which motion was adopted without any com- chambers, Fleel-wireet. ments.

· R. Yorsion, Myre-court, Fleet-street, law-stationer. Solicitor, Mr. Bar. Notice was given for Mr, JWilliams, that on the 19th inst. be would ber, Chancery lane. again call the aliention of the House to the delays in the Court of Chan- T. Dixon, jun. Clitheroe, Lancasbire, corn-merchant. Solicitors, Mesure,3's

1 Hurd and Johnsou, King's Bench-walk, Temple. in ODA ,ndon's

[ocr errors]

Saturday, May 14,

to be ebbing; the latest quotations exhibiting a shadow of improveen BANKRUPTS.

ment in our favour. The French Professor Cousin, so despotically W. H. Griffiths, Lime-street, City, wine-merchant. Solicitor, Mt. Young | arrested and detained in Berlin, on a suspicion of revolutionary intenCharlarie-row, Mansion house.

tions and practices, has been honourably acquitted and released.--T: APKinuon, Wapping Hig!i-strect, oilman. Solicitor, Mr. Younger, “ He is indebted for the respect with which he has been treated,” says Jabo street, America square.

the Berlin letter, with great humour,“ not only to the generous proJ. Darison, Gutter-lade, dealer and chapman. Solicitors, Messrs. Sweet

tection of his Sovereign, but to the principle recently adopted in all and Co. Basinghall-street.

the late political investigations, that it is better to amend than to H. Brown, Twickenham, Middlesex, cabinet-maker. Solicitor, Mr. Harroer, Hatton-garden.

punish." ' Very fine! W. Jones, Wornwood-street, corn merchant. Solicitors, Messrs. Oriel and Leader, 'Wormwood street.

Theodore Hook, who has been for some time in prison for robbing T. Chambers, Fenchurch-street, hardwareman. Solicitor, Mr. Brooking, the public, is stated to be now at large. It is thought to be a curious Lombard street. .

coincidence, that the cause of the printers of the John Bull against the J. Payne, Sidmouth, Devonshire, linen draper. Solicitors, Messrs. agents of the Crown, for an unlawful seizure of their goods, should Fisber and Spencer, Walbrook baildings.

apparently be dropped sub silentio. Certain it is, that on Friday week, R. Mathews, Watling.street, warehouseman. Solicitors, Messrs. Walker the 6th instant, that cause was called on in the Court of Exchequer; And Co. Basinghall street,

that the counsel for the defence, the ATTORNEY-GENERAL, proved to M. Frearson and J. Gordon, Holborn, linen-drapers. Solicitors, Messrs. I be very unaccountably absent; and that the Judge thereupon very Fisher and Spencer, Walbrook-buildings.";.

obligingly postposted the trial—which has since been heard no more of. J. Carter, Hanover-streer, Hanover-square, milliner. Solicitor, Mr. Kay,

On the very same day, Friday, according to some of the daily papers, Dyer's-buildings, Holborn.

Theodore Hook walked out of " durance vile.” Will the Smutty w. Sommerville, Liverpool, victualler. Sulicitor, Mr. Chester, Sta. ple lan.

Gazette explain this mystery? w. Alexander, Bath, hátter. Solicitors, Messrs. Ellis and Blackmore, Holborn-court, Gray's Inn.

The Catholic Relief Bill has passed the Lower House this week J. Hellius, Ardwick: Lancashire, iron-founder. Solicitors, Messrs. Hurd and been received by the Upper. It did not leave the Commons sod Jobinson, King's Beach-walk, Temple.'

however without another debate, which was admirably closed by a S. aod S. Hodgson, Hebden-bridge, Yorkshire, iron-founders. Solicitors, speech of Mr. BROUGHAM, worth in our estimation all that had been Messrs. Hurd aud. Joboson, King's Bench-walk, Temple.'

previously said on the subject during the Session. The Learned

Gentleman grappled with what is the only plausible objection to the The Funds.—The English Market during the week has been exceed measure-the pretended inherent intolerance of the Catholic faith. ingly heavy, and still continues so, although the flaetun tions have been He showed, that if bigotry and persecution in former times are very tribing. The Foreign Market has been equally dull, but all the to be admitted as proofs of the unalterable intolerance of any

South American Stocks Grmly maintain their prices. In the Share sect, there is hardly a religious body fit to be trusted with - Market, the chief business has been in the Potosi Mine Shares, those of power: and that the Protestants have bloody crimcs of perthe Rock-Salt and Piate-Glass Companies, and of the Foreign Agricultural Associations. Lalest quotations:-

secution to answer for, of far more recent date than the so Coosols, pit elit New 4 per Cents, 105} *

much talked-of Catholic horrors.---What the Lords will do with

nts, • Reduced, yol 2 013 Consols for Accouut, gi

the Bill, however, depends on anything but the reason of 3 per Cents. Gak I. ..

the case. In looking forward to next Tuesday, therefore, when its PRICES OF FOREIGN STOCKS YESTERDAY. , Austrian Bonds, 974

fate will be decided by that body, we can only hope, that the Earl of Greek Scrip for Acc. 5) : dis. Brazilian Serip (1825) 11 pr. Mexican Bonds, 77}

LIVERPOOL, who appears to be a lover of quiet government, has at Colombian Bonds (1821) B: II

Ditto Scrip (1825) 11 4 dis. Ditto Account, 804

length seen the necessity of conciliating the Irish by an act of justice, Russian Bonds (1822) 95 Danish Scrip (L$35) 2. Spanish 5 per cents. 234

of which other less pretending states bave long set an example to our Ditto Account ? Adis. Ditto Account, 26

boasted liberality. We would also reinind certain loyal Members Greek Bonds, 52

| Spanish Consols (1823) 184 Ditto Scrip (1825) 5.5 * 1 dis.

of the Ilouse, both lay and clerical, of hiş MAJESTY's Proclamation

to his Hanorerian subjects last autumn; a Royal declaration which, The admirable Speech of Mr. Hovgiys-(an operative cotton-spinner)-at the being the voluntary act of the Monarch, and coming at so significant

late Manchester Mecting, in favour of the Catholic Claims, in our next.' å time, must be deemed no equivocal expression of the individual We have frequent complaints of the substitution by the NewsTenders of other opinion of GEORGE the Fourth.

papers for the Eraininer. In all such cases, the remedy is for the party aggrieved to withdraw his order from the Newsvender, and give it to a more An accident has happened to the Count de Survilliers (Joseph Bonacareful ore; or, if sent to the ullice, we will hand it to a Vender that may be parle). It appears that the lorses harnessed to his carriage having taken relied os. . . : A Pilt 1 ,14

frighi, he was thrown out, and received several wounds. His life is despaired of.--Etoile.

Sie F. BURDETT.-The Annual Dinner, we perceive, is announced, S. THE EXAMINER.

in commemoration of Sir Francis BURDETT's Election for Wesiminster.

We hear that several individuals are most strenuously exerting there. ... i LONDON, MAY-15, 1825.

selves to lower the Hon. Baronet in the estimation of his constituents,

on the ground, as they give out, of the line of conduct he has pursued in The principal foreign news of interest received during the week is regard to the Catholic Relief Bill.' That there are Intolerunts among contained in accounts from Smyrna, and through the Austrian 06- The Reformers, we have long known and regretted ; but that any friends serter, of the landing of a large body of Egyptian troops, under IBRA

to liberty should go about depreciating the character of one of ile most un Pacha, in the Morea. According to these authorities, he landed

able, enlightened, and disinterested advocates of Reform that ever on the 22d February, at Moclon, and immediately took Navarino and

graced the benches of the House of Commons, merely because he differs Calamata; but letters from Corfu, dated 8th April, prove the usual

with them on some mivor malters, is an example of intolerance which,

usual we consess, we should have been glad to have been spared. If, we beg exaggeration of these vehicles of the interested enemies of Grecian to ask such persons, the walls of Parliament contained but one hundred freedom; and what is still more to the purpose, on Friday, an official even of sucli dien as Sir FRANCIS BURDETT, how much longer should we dispatch reached the Metropolis, from GEORGE Condoriottis, Pre-want that very Reform, which it lias been the chief labour of his useluk sident of the Executive Body, to the Greek Deputies. ORLANDO and life to recommend and produce ? Shame! Shaine ! LIRIOTTIS, which letters announce a sanguinary engagement near Parliament (says the Globe and Traveller of last night) will not be Navarino, on the 27th March, in which the Greeks, after a great

dissolved this year. slaughter, put the enemy to fight, and so effectually surrounded an

The Game Laws Amendment Bill was thrown out, after a short debate, Egyptian force of 3000 men, that all were either killed or made pri

on Monday niglit by a majority of 15, in the House of Lords. Thus bas soners. Ou the other hand, it is asserted in letters from Zante, that

a measure which, however imperfect, was nevertheless some improvean Egyptian flect had sailed to the relief of Patras, and will most likely

ment in a most pernicious and ranguinary code,-a measlire which had

been loudly called for by nine-tenths of the people of England, and been, succeed. The struggle is no doubt growing eventful, and the greatest sanctioned after the fullest discussion by the

sanctioned after the fullest discussion by the largest legislative body in exertions are making on both sides,

the nation,-been at once set aside by the proud will of thirty-eight inAbout 10,000 of the French arıny, infantry and cavalry, stationed | terested individuals! It is really hopeless to originate any measure of in the neighbourhood of Vittoria, have re-entered France, leaving a reform which is to be referred to a sell-appointed tribunal like this, inlorce at Madrid and the garrison towns, of 33,000 men, including the accessible to any i mpression of popular feeling, and disdaining all symSwiss regiment. FERDINAND, it seems, has been trying to raise a

patlıy with its plel veian countrymest. We poor inortals on such occasions loan in Amsterdam; but neither he nor his “ exterminating angels must stifle ourindi gnation, but surely these fantastic tricks" of authority,

though part and piircel of our glorious constitution, are enough to make due confidence. The exchanges against us in the Netherlands seem | Kent Herald."

OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION. Mr. Rippon, from the Bank of England, In the Court of King's Bench, yesterday, Mr. Brougham applied for a yesterday made cominunication to the Stock Exchange, to this effect, crimal information against Edward Martin Livermore, the printer, and that the holders of the stock created in 1797, called the Loyalty Loan, Edward Dunlop, Esq. proprietor of a paper called tie Telescope. He will have the option of taking Consols for the amount of their stock at moved it upon the part of Lord Kennedy, wlio stated, tbat wbeo he carpe 75; or if they do not accept of this boon, Government will pay off the to town on Friday morning, lue perceived for the first time, the following amount at par, on or before the 3d of July next. This would give the paragraph, relating to himself, in the paper alluded to— It was reported holders 4 per cent. for the money advanced.

yesterday tbat Lord

K y , the celebrated slot, had been detected in a THE DEFENDER OP TAE FAITH's LÉTTERS!-Some curious proceedings situation with the wife of a respectable Coinmoner, which may lead to the have taken place in the Insolvent Debtors' Court, in the case of one Pope. employment of the gentlemen of the long robe, if the injured husband be The Insolvent had advanced a sum of inoney opon certain letters. The not already satisfied with the chastisement he inflicted on the spol." creditors, of course, think they have a right to the property thus put in Mr. Broughain siated, lie moved for the criminal information upon the pledge for what was really iheir money. But the letters had run a affidavit of Lord Kennedy, that he believed the paragraph, in question course somewhat similar to that of Sterne's starling, that could not get related to himself, and inost positively denying every thing stated in it. ont." The Insolvent had handed them over to a Mr. Knighi, his confi- The Court immediately granted the rule to show cause. . . 1 dential Solicitor at the time of the delivery-Mr. Knight to Mr. F. Pollock, the Counsellor; Mr. Pollock had re-delivered them to Mr. Knight; and it now seems likely that this gentlemau will suffer them to be pe

NEWSPAPER CHAT. rused by Mr. Dance, the officer of the Court, who may ascertain their value. " It seems to us, however," says the Times," that Mr. Stockdale, the publisher, would be a marvellously more proper person for under

MAY-DAY.--The 18th No. (and a charming one it is) of Mr. Flone's taking this duty than Mr. Dance : for he could say at once what he would very agreeable weekly sheel, The Every Day Book, is entirely filled by give for the copyriglit." -The Duke of York is the illustrious person” accounts of the customs, sports, &c. now or formerly practised on this from whom these leller derive their interest, and Mrs. Clark is said to be

day, wliether in town or country. The delighiful passages from the his chief correspondent. “ But it is most uniacky," adds the Times, English poets of all tin

| English poets of all times, with which he has adorned bis prose descrip" that the discovery of the letters should take place at this precise period

tions, evince excellent taste, as well as extensive reading. of pious zeal against the Catholics. “God will help" those who serve LAPPEAL OF WOMEN.—Under this vide, a very able performance, the hiin. But with all our attachment to the Church, we cannot help think, joint work of a lady named WueeLeR and Mr. W. THOMPSON, has just ing that pure morals are of more value than pure orihodoxy.' It was been published, from which we extract the following most just and bigotry, tinited to impurity, that brought the Stuart dynasty to an end in striking passage :-" In the wliole treatment of women by 'men, such is this country.". . .

the public opinion whiclı men club together to form, and whicli 'they call TAUNTON MEETING.-A very numerous meeting was held in Taunton morality, that in almost all cases where all the evil of a vice or a crime on Monday lasi, for the purpose of petitioning Parliament in favour of can be made to fall on the woman, and the enjoyment can be reserved for the Catholic Relief Bill.-Mr. Leiga, in an able speech, moved a Reso. the man, such an arrangement of pain and pleasure is made. All the lution, declaring the expediency of extending perfeel liberty of conscience benefits are reserved to the stronger, the privations are thrown upon the 10 our Catholic fellow-subjects, and removing their present civil disabi. weaker party- less able to be sure to bear them--but of what avail stich Jities.-Dr. KINGLAKE and Mr. BUNTER eloquently and argumentatively claim to humanity and justice, as they are at the same time less able to supported the Resolution, and pointed out the assurance which other complain, or to inake their complaints'efficient? Witli 'respect to illegicountries both in Europe and America now afforded us of the fact that timate children, particularly daughters, this hypocritical and most per Catlıolics and Protestants might live in perfect harmony together on an nicious inequality of censure and pain is perhaps as flagrant as in any equal footing, if absurd and intolerant laws did not interfere to sow dis- oilier case whatever. Disgrace and privation, by way of punishment, trust and hatred between them. Mr. Bunter also vindicated the Dis. are indicted on the unoffending child, who could have committed'uo senters from the suspicion of opposing the Carholic claims.--A Mr. Wil-offence, on whom therefore punishment, by way of reformation or intiiniKINSON was the only speaker on the other side, who exposed himself iodation, is thrown away: while in the way of exainple it strikes not the laughter of the Meeting by reading, as a convincing proof of the Ca- farbers or any men capable of becoming such: on the contrary, it retholic spirit, a bungling forgery which lie fancied was a Papa) Bull of lieves them froin the fear of punishment, by throwing all its burthen on 1758, anathematizing a person in Dor-etshire for being a hereitc! The the shoulders of others: punislunent is in dicted on those only whion intolerants, liowever, were determined to make up in noise for their des men's vicious conduct has thrown upon a world of inisery. Men keeping perate lack of argument: they violently interrupted Mr. Bunter as soon each other in countenance, no disgrace alights on them, nor does any as he opened his lips; and notwithstanding the general respect and kind privation follow in the train of such disgrace. The real criminal holds feeling entertained for that Gentleman by his fellow townsinen, the cla- up lis head and smiles, if not glories, while the victim only is punished." mour increased so much during the progress of his speech, that the Bailiff | THE DUKE OF Devossaire's Concert at DevonSHIRE-HOCSE, ON thought proper to interfere, and dissolved the Meeting before he had

FRIDAY WEEK.-" The whole of the fashionable world, without any disconcluded, thus rendering the assembly entirely abortive.

tinction as it relates to party, were asseinbled in this splendid maision, Puff PARAGRAPHS.-A Correspondent appears to think, that a short

to hear, for the first time in England, the powerful and thicilling strains notice, inserted last week, of certain very beautiful works of art on view

of Signor Veluti. The songs chosen on this occasion by this extraordi. at Me-ers Squibb's Auction-room, was what is termed a “ Puff Para- nary person were, t. La nolle bella," coinposed by Peruccliini, and. graphi-that is, a paragraph sent to the paper by interested parties, the - Notte tremenda," by Morlacchi. The effect pro iured by the Signor insertion of which is paid for. As this is a practice we have always re-was prodigious, and perfecily original. The remainder of the coucert probated in others as degrading to the character of the press, we beg to consisted of English airs, which were sung by English artists. The whole inform our correspondent, that lie is altogether in error. No one ever has suite of rooins in this palace 'were throwii open, and in the intervals of the procured, or ever shall procure, the insertion of any paragraph or article music, Lord Grey, the Marquis of Lanidowi, Lord Rosslyn, Lord Darn. for hire in the Examiner ; but neither shall we refrain, at any proper time, ley, Lord Derby, Mr. Tierney, Mr. Lainbton, Mr. Brougham, Lord fifrom noticing works of beauty or merit, merely because such notice may verpool, the Duke of Wellington, the Duke of Brunswick, Lord Burford, happen to be of use to particular individuals. Indeed, that would be an Mrs. Coutts, and nearly the whole Bench of Bishops, mingled together additional motive witir us for calling public attention to matters which we without distinction! There was a profusion of delicacies, especially deemed deserving general attention. We know that a large proportion hot-house grapes and Roman panchi, which were exquisite of their kind. of our readers are great admirers of every thing connected with LiTE- Nothing could equal the kind attentions of the noble host to all his dis RATURE and the FINE ARTS, and that information on such subjects is at tinguished visiters."- Evening Paper,- We quote this paragraph chiefly all times very acceptable. Our correspondent, therefore, must pardon for the sake of saying a word on the appearance of Signor Veluti in this us, should we again offend in this way; which we most likely soon shall, | country. Besides Mrs. Coutts, numerous other ladics of wealth, or rank, as the season is arrived when Works of Taste are usually offered to the or fashion, were present at the exhibition of this poor victim of the sacripublic eye; and should they chance to meet our own, as they often do, fice made by the avarice of Italian parents to the unnatural taste of selfwe shall certainly veuture to speak of ihem in our usual manner.

called musical amateurs. We certainly have no right to meddle witla A case in the Court of King's Bench, on Wednesday, affords an illus. the tastes of the rich and powerful, so long as those tastes are confined 10 tration of the oppression which may be practised under our laws. A their private circles; neither is it any business of ours if the ladies in Mr. Penny, a Welch attorney, and Lord Vaughan, quarrelied about the private revive the fashion of a past age, and doni on Veluti, as their right to shoot on an estate, and high words led to blows. His Lordship grandmothers did on Farinelli, or any other ambignous creature without preferred a bill of indictment at the Quarter Sessions against Mr. Penny, a sex. But while we disclaim all wish and all right to interfere with the and immediately after it was found, moved the case by Cortiorari into amusements of private society, we do, in the name of public decency and the Court of King's Bench. The consequence was, that the poor man, public inorals, protest against the design which we learn is entertained who intended to plead guilty, was obliged to travel 270 miles to town in a certain fashionable quarter, of insulting the public eye with the exMr. Justice Bayley animadverted severely on the conduct of Lord hibition of this unhappy creature, whom we must not call a man, and Vaughan,andas justice might have been properly administered at the Sessions, whose very appearance must present tie complex idea of parental avathe defendant was only sentenced to pay a fine of 51..-But if it was wrong rice, deliberate cruelty, and unnalural inste. No term of reprobation in Lord Vaughan to do this, the law that allows it cannot be what it can be found sufficienily strong to designate the depraved and vicious ought to be. Why is a malier of this kind left to be discretion of in- | taste which would force tiis singer on the public boards. We lope, dividuals? Mr. Justice Bayley may be sure that a rich man, who con however,--indeed we are confident,--that the party to whom we 'allude ceives himselfinjured by a poor mail, will always adopt the course which must abandon the project: the opinion of wore than one respectable No. : he conceives will put him to the greatest trouble and the grealest ex-bleman has been strongly expressed on the subject; and the firmavess of. pence.- Chronicle,

the Manager, so backed, will doubtless not give way,-- Timos.) .

« AnteriorContinuar »