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THE ROYAL FAMILY.
people; I will myself provide for the maintenance and edu- [From the Stamford News.]
cation of my child !" Why, if any member of the royal One of the most important obligations we owe to our late family were to act in this manner, it is beyond a doubt, that, reverend sovereign, is the numerous progeny he left us, and after the House of Commons or, the minister had recovered the little chance we have of ever seeing this country under from the astoundment which this address would doubtless any other dominion than that of the House of Brunswick. occasion, and had expressed their admiration of such disinIndependently on the direct branches that have sprung from terestedness, the proposed allowance would have been unanithis venerable root, the ramifications which have spread, are mously voted, and even forced upon the royal person who had spreading, and will continue to spread, throughout every thus declined it. This secret, however, this sure method of petty state of Germany, are countless, and defy calculation. profiting by the gratitude of a generous people, none of the From the ever blessed and fertile union of the young King, members of our royal family seem to be acquainted with, George III. and the prolific Princess of Mecklenburgh, have We shall not soon see a woman who, like the late Queen, arisen blessings for which we ought to be grateful to our latest indeed I do not mean old Charlotte, will spontaneously posterity. It was one of the instructions given many years object to the liberal grant made her by the Commons, in ago by the authors of The Probationary Odes-an excellent consideration of the public exigencies. Again, were I a piece of humour produced by some of the first wits of the age- Prince of the Blood, I should scorn—at least reasoning as, an to the then poet laureate, Thomas Warton, in his annual cele- humble individual and according to my present perceptions bration of the sovereign's merits and virtues, not to forget his of what is right and honourable-to come to the minister, royal talent of child-getting. But it has become a question, like a pauper to the churchwarden, for money to give my whether people may not have too much of a good thing. The child a decent education, when I had already plenty of parish debate in particular of Friday has called the public attention pay for all my purposes, and when, in addition to what the to this subject, and set men considering,—who perhaps never parish allowed to myself individually, they had been good thought much before of the matter,-first, on the prodigious enough, on my marriage with a woman whose means were expense necessarily incident to a numerous royal offspring, but small, to considerably increase that allowance. No, I eren allowing the supreme excellency of a kingly govern-would not go begging and mumping to the senior churchwarment; secondly, on the carelessness, the unprincipled pro- den, praying him to take into consideration my increasing fusion of princes, who, after all, are maintained at the sole family, viz, a total of one child, and pretend that what the expense of the community; and thirdly, on a comparison of gentlemen had allowed me was not equal to his maintenance. the difference of cost that is visible between the regal and Still less, if I were a Prince of the Blood, and having no republican form of government. All these considerations it child (at least that I owned), would I, with an income that is impossible for any thinking man to resist. As to the ex. ought to satisfy the most profuse, launch forth into such impenses of the throne itself in a kingly government, it is perhaps moderate expenses as should reduce me to the most degrada impossible to avoid them. The throne of necessity draws ing necessities and spoliations, to the seizure of my carriages around itself a halo of expensiveness and magnificence, and horses, for debt, to the public and private sales of my which, excessive as it generally is, and of course burthensome paternal property, real and personal, and even to the expo to the people, they in some degree willingly submit to, as the sure of a tailor's bill amounting to 12,0001. which a good individual in question is considered as a representative of the friend in Parliament should declare I had not one penny to national wealth and majesty. This indulgence may indeed pay. Is it not evident, that sooner or later, all these extrabe pushed too far, when we see kings advanced beyond their vagant demands will be paid by the public, and that, whatgrand climacteric, and labouring under infirmities, which, ever extortions may be practised by tradesmen, and by the while they remind them of the sins of their youth, forcibly numerous tribe of persons who have claims on these royal tell them that their residence on the exterior of this planet prodigals, must ultimately be satisfied by the industrious, the cannot be long of duration, still building new palaces, and grumbling hive? We have, therefore, in the present state of entering into a thousand frivolous, and expensive, and useless things, only to pray these illustrious princes, as they are projects, all of which are to be paid for by the nation. As stout, to be merciful; and to require of their masters, our ser, loog, however, as these wasteful follies are confined to them- vants the ministers, to hold such a tight and judicious rein selves, we grumble not: they are perhaps inseparable from over the demands proposed, as may expose them to no future the kingly office,-unless by the extraordinary decree of obloquy and reproach.. I am aware that all these requisia -heaven a patriot king should once more arise,--and inust be tions of assistance come to the faithful Commons under the submitted to. But when the young scions attached to this sanction of his most gracious Majesty's message; but again parent or elder stock, begin to assume similar formidable de- I say, that if I were a king, retaining as before-mentioned my mands upon. our wealth and industry, to ape the king, to present feelings and sentiments, and enjoyed the immense require royal establishments and princely pensions, when it is revenue attached to my regal state, I would not suffer, I proposed even to pay off the debts they have contracted, and, would not be indebted to, that faithful Commons, nor my notwithstanding the handsome allowances made to their struggling and distressed people, for the maintenance and parents, to pay out of the national purse for the maintenance education of the children immediately allied to my throne and and education of their children, then I say it is high time to succession, but should glory in providing for them in those grumble, and to express in audible and intelligible topes the respects out of my own funds; as I might easily do, by cause of our grumbling. It was alleged in the debate of Friday, relinquishing some source or other of magnificent and useless and seems to be an admitted maxim on both sides of the expenditure, the loss of which would affect neither my health house, that the royal children, who—to use a remarkable nor my pleasure. But tastes are various; and George phrase of Mr. Robinson's—are in " the remotest proximity" Frederic Alexander Charles Ernest Augustus like Miss to the throne, have a right to be educated in a style consonant Carolina Wilhelmina Amelia Skeggs-is to have a handsome to their situation, at the public expense, and this for the credit provision amounting to 6,0001. a year, solely for the expenses and glory of the nation. Now I reason in a very different of his education! Mr. Hume, indeed, said that he could manner. I think it would infinitely more consist with the repute educate him well enough for 1001. a year; but he was quite and dignity of the individual as well as of the nation, if the laughed down, and Aberdeen and Maynooth were thrown in parent to whom that nation in its liberality already allowed a his teeth. How the education of this young princeling is to magnificent provision, were to say to that nation or its cost an annuity of six thousand pounds, is not easily to be governors, “ you are already sufficiently generous to me and explained, but that it is first to pass into the pocket of the my family : I know the distresses and the privations of the amiable dyke, bis father, is easily seen; and some of the members were pleased to observe, that it was only another gium, that he could hardly persuade himself for some time, that he was mode of getting an additional allowance for the father, which,
not labouring under some illusion.
The Turks, when they see a man laugh, set him down as a fool. Our had it been directly proposed, would have probably been
Magistrates and petty Authorities seem every where of the Turkish refused doworight, as it was in 1815 and 1818. In contem school. According to them, a man should be as much a piece of meplation of this, it must have been that so many Members, of chanism as if he formed part of a cotton mill. There are but two stages
with them-work and sleep; for, in some of the factories, the improveeach side, proposed that Master George Frederic Alexander's
ment has been introduced of working and eating at the same time. &c. &c. education should be especially limited to Great It has been often remarked, that the Catholies throughout Europe are Britain ; and I do not half like the Chancellor of the Exche- generally happier than Protestants. We have no doubt that the illiberaorie obiecting to it. for now it is clear that notwithstand.lity of which we complain is in some way connected with the principle
of mortification which the first Reformers were led, from the licentionsing the preamble of the act, stating the feeling of the House in
ness of their times, to embrace. But there was a fairness in the austerity making the grant, the Royal Duke is left at liberty to reside of the early Reformers- they mortified themselves as well as others. The abroad, and enjoy his additional 6,0001. a year, without the purse-proud men of the present day always leave themselves out in their necessity of his son's residing in England for the sake of sch
schemes of reformation.
Schmidt, the learned historian of the Germans, has a remarkable paseducation : he may in fact be brought up in Germany, as he
sage on the subject of the comparative unamiableness of the Protestants: has hitherto been (and even up to six years of age, manners -“ Luther aud Calvin have banished monkery, they closed convents, and habits are early formed) and though visiting this country and set their inmates at liberty ; but they would have made the whole now and then, just to fulfil the terms of the contract, may be
world one great monastery. Their religion is gloomy, and it makes
gloomy men.-In proportion as a sect recedes from Catholicism, it is the completely Germanized, like some of his predecessors.
more gloomy.-Lutherans, Calvinists, Mennonites, gradually rise in All these things make one regret (notwithstanding our grate | seriousness, stiffness, and unsociableness of behaviour. The first spirit ful acknowledgment of the excellence of monarchy over all
of the Reformation was so mild that it banished all spectacles and public
amusements, all social games, and all monuments of the arts. The other possible forms of government) that there should be so
Reformers seemn to have wrought up into their system a pretty dose of many suckers out of the national pump. There is an opinion this melancholy spirit of monkery, and to have modelled their followers current among the vulgar, and it is steadily encouraged by all accordingly. The earth, according to them, is a valley of sorrow ;the defenders of national profusion, that the resources of this
n that the resources of this under the title of Religion, they reduce life to a depressing, joyless
condition." country are inexhaustible; that be the exigencies,—the "There seems something extremely preposterous in a country like this, expenditure, the wastefulness of government,-ever so of which the greater part of the population is busied in the preparation great, the invincible and unknown powers of the people of articles of luxury, to carry the system of intolerance of the happiness will supply all deficiences, compensate every loss, and even
of the people to such an extreme.-Chronicle. raise prosperity to a still higher pitch: such people, on being asked whether if our debt were from its present 800,000,0001.
POSTSCRIPT. raised to 2,000,000,0001., boldly reply in the affirmative, and tell you that there was a time when it was supposed that a
MONDAY, JUNg 6. debt of two hundred millions was calculated to be ruinous. The French Papers of Friday have arrived. Their contents But this is a fatal error. The means by which the present are of little importance, as they are chiefly filled with accounts enormous debt has been prevented from being ruinous, are in of occurrences at Rheims, after the absurdities of the Corotheir nature as destructive as the debt itself, and are gradually nation were over, and of the visits the King paid to different conducting us to ruin. The paper system alone, in which wel establishments. are so deeply involved, has indeed thus far kept us afloat;
(From the Quotidienne of June 3.) but that system must come to an end, though we may not be
“ Cadiz, Mar 14. able to fix the year nor the month of its explosion, and then « Orders have been received from Madrid to arrest General you will feelingly discover the truth of those calculations which Placentia. They have come too late : the General has been predicted that your debt would be ruinous. Casca. for these six weeks in Londoo. AMUSEMENTS OF THE POOR.
| “Orders have come from the Government to land the It grieves us-not a little to see a sour uncharitable spirit becoming
Officers, who arrived in the port of Cadiz the 27th of April, every day more prevalent among us. It would actually seem as if we on board of the Yea, in 118 days from Peru. It seems that thought our only chance of gaining admission into the kingdom of heaven the Viceroy, La Serna, fought desperately : he was beaten, depended on our success in preventing others from enjoying themselves. only, in consequence of the defection of his troops, a great part If iwo or three of the working people meet together to dance, a constable or police-officer conveys them to the watoh-house. If they assemble
of whom went over to the Insurgents during the battle. round an itinerant musician, the parish beadle instantly disperses them. A Flanders Mail arrived last night, with Brussels Papers, Every ancient usage, which withdrew the lower orders for a moment from which we have made the following extracts : from their toils, is prescribed by purse-proud men in office.
Zante APRIL 18.--All the letters from the Levant represent Among the other encroachmenrs on ihe happiness of the lower orders, is the universal conspiracy against fairs. 'These, at this delightful the situation of Ibrahim Pacha as desperate. It is even season of the year, used to be a source of enjoyment by anticipation for reported that he has capitulated. months before, and the recollection formed a source of after enjoyment.
| SENLIN, MAY 9.-According to Greek accounts from Seres That pleasure occasionally degenerated into vice, and that depredations
of 30th April, the disasters that were said to have befallen occasionally took place, amounts to no more than that there is no good without its attendant evil. What is there that may not be abused? Redschid Pacha on his expedition against Missolonghi,
These reflections are more particularly forced on us at this time by the appear to be confirmed; these accounts say that he experiproscription of Greenwich fair-a step which we cannot help viewing as lenced a total defeat near Arta, and was obliged, in conseexceedingly reprehensible. The fair in question has long been a source of great enjoyment to the lower orders of this great Metropolis. Why
quence, to return to Joannina, abandoning all his artillery. are they to be deprived of it? Let the consequential beings who issued
CORFU, May 1.-Ibrahim Pacha, after several actions in this edict, have their card parties ; let them enjoy all the amusements which he has been defeated, is in Modon, and has beheaded suited to their station ; let them in due season frequent watering places all the remaini
all the remaining European officers not taken prisoners by the let them be as happy as their upstart pride will allow them to be,but why persecute others? The lower orders of this countay ought'ra. Greeks, to whom, according to the Turkish custom, he attrither to be encouraged to relax themselves from their unremitting labour, butes his misfortunes. The troops, which are is want of than driven in this pitiless manner from one pursuit after another.
everything, are said not to exceed 3,000 men at most. The There is no other country where this uncharitable spirit prevails to any thing like the same extent. In France, Italy, and Germany, no one at
unhappy course of his operations may, however, be excused tempts to interfere with the pleasures of the poor. They have their by the fact, that he has been waiting in vain for these two dances, their fairs, their music parties-in short, they are allowed to months for the co-operation of the Byzantine fleet, which does make themselves as happy as possible in every way which does not in
not seem to have yet put to sea, and the advance of the Seterfere with the comforts of others. A friend of ours, why lately crossed over to the Netherlands, was so struck with the contrast between the
raskier Redschid Pacha. He seems to expect reinforcements care-woru looks of the people here and the gaiety of the people of BelI from Suda; but the Greek Admiral Maulis, who is cruising
between Candia and the Morea, has already attacked a con- Lamb, who, besides having the cure of souls, returns ar 929th part of voy from that place, and taken or sunk several transports, on
the Commons of Great Britain and Ireland, and is of as much conse
quence in the State as ten Scots burghs. Without having his full hiswhich the ships took refuge in Suda. The Seraskier Red
tory, we may conjecture, that he thinks the present system works well; schid Pacha, who was advancing by land against the Morea, is a fervent approver of the union of Church and State; subscribes many has likewise met with obstacles, and according to various loyal addresses; holds tithes to be of Divine appointment; and re
serves the name of Antichrist for those who cry out against rotten coinciding accounts, has been defeated near Arta. Patras,
burghs, ecclesiastical sinecures, and jobbing parsons.-Scotsman. as we knew before, was supplied with provisions some time ago by European ships, but notwithstanding this, extreme
THE LONDON MARKETS. distress prevails in that fortress, the Greeks now investing it very closely. Colocotroni and his adherents are still confined
CORN EXCHANGE, FRIDAY, JUNE 4. at Hydra, and nothing is heard throughout the Peninsula but The supply of Wheat and Flour this week has been moderate, and real the noise of arms. All the dissensions amongst the Greeks 1 fine samples of Wheat are taken off more freely on somewhat better terms.
but withoat any improvemeot in other sorts. Barley also sells on quite aś. have ceased since danger has threatened from the advance of
good terms; and Beans are rather dearer than otherwise. In Oats there the Turks. The perfidious Odysseus has been abandoned by is not much business doing ; but fine fresh corn meets a ready sale, and his followers, and according to an account addressed by freely supports Monday's prices. No other variation worth notice. Goura to the Government at Napoli di Romania, has fled to
CURRENT PRICES OF GRAIN.
Wheat, .............. 588. 828: Barley ............... 32s. 48s. his cavern. Goura expresses a hope of being perhaps able
Beans, small .......... 438 488. Flour, per Sack........ 558. 65s. to take him prisoner. .
Oats, ................ 22s. 308. |
Aggregate Average Prices of the Twelve Maritime Districts of EngPILL-GLUTTON !--In 1817 died at Heckington, aged sixty-five, Mr.
land and Wales, by which Exportation and Bounty are to be regulated Samuel Jessup, an opulent grazier, of pijl-taking memory. He lived in
in Great Britain. a very eccentric way, as a batchelor, without known relatives ; and at
Wheat per Quarter, 67s. 10d.-Barley, 358. Od.-Oats, 24s. 70.-Rye, his decease possessed of a good fortune, notwithstanding a most inordi
38s. 3d.Beans, 38s. Od. Pease, 39s. 6d. Date craving for physic, by which he was distinguished for the last
PRICE OF BREAD. thirty years of his life, as appeared on a trial for the amount of an
The price of the 41b Loaf is stated at 10d.by the high-priced Bakers; apothecary's bill, at the assizes at Lincoln, a short time before Mr. Jessup's death, wherein he was defendant. The evidence on the trial
there are others who sell from 2d. to 3d. below that rate affords the following materials for the epitaph of the deceased, which The Average Price of Brown or Muscovado Sugar, computed from the will not be transcended by the memorabilia of the life of any man :-In Returos made in the Week ending June 1, 1825, is 37s. 4d. per twenty-one years (from 1791 to 1816) the deceased took 226,934 pills, | Hundred Weight, exclusive of the Duties of Customs paid or payable supplied by a respectable apothecary at Bottesford ; which is at the rate
thereon on the Importation thereof in to Great Britain. of 10,806 pills a year, or twenty-nine pills each day ; but as the patient began with a more moderate appetite, and increased it as he proceeded, in the last five years preceding 1816, he took the pills at the rate of
SCURVY, SCROFULA, KING'S EVIL, &c.--FREEMAN'S seveoty-eight a day, and in the year 1814 be swallowed not less than
N ANTI-SCORBUTIC DROPS. These dreadful disorders in their most
inveterate stages, whether occasioned by acrimonious matter retained in the 51,590. Notwithstanding this, and the addition of 40,000 bottles of mix
habit, or introduced by certain indiscretions, intemperance, or injudicious use ture, and juleps and electuaries, extending altogether to fifty-five closely of Mercury, come particularly under the influence of this medicine, the written columns of an apothecary's bill, the deceased lived to attain the
reputation of which was firmly established in the successful and extensive
practice of the late Dr. Freeman, for a period of more than forty years. For advanced age of sixty-five years.-Hone's Every Day Book.
all diseases originating in obstructed perspiration or impurity of the Blood, Warm Food. The temperature of our food is an exceedingly impor.
these Drops will be found a sovereign remedy, at the same time the safest
medicine that can be resorted to; they are also an excellent purifier of the tant consideration. We are accustomed to take it too warm, forgetful |
blood, and are taken with great benefit in the Spring and Automn.-Sold in . of the fact, that artificial heat destroys the muscular tone of the stomach, bottles, at 2s. 9d.; 48. 6d.; 118.; and 228. by Butler, Chemist, 4, Cheapside, St. vitiates its secretions and its physical powers, and induces painful and Paul's; Savory and Co. 136, New Bond-street, London ; and by the principal
Medicine Venders throughout the United Kingdom. Of whom may be had dangerous diseases of the liver. Let us then take a hint from the chil.
MORRIS'S BRUNSWICK CORN PLAISTER, an excellent remedy fo eradidren of nature, who subsist on aliment of a temperature no higher than
cating Corns, Bunions, &c. In boxes, at Is. 1 d. and 2s. 9d. that of their own bodies, and who are generally hardy and long-lived, until the simplicity of their habits is vitiated by the adoption of indul.
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mission, to William, Lord Bishop of London. By the Rev. THOMAS PEN. Cinque Ports, describing the process by which a close Corporation has
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; THE POLITICAL EXAMINER. more stupid or tyrannical than the present law against Unitarian
marriages. Again, the Jews and Quakers are allowed their own Party is the madness of many for the gain of a few.-Pors. marriage-ceremonies in that very Christian country which denies the
same privilege to the Unitarian Christians ! . *. iurUNITARIAN MARRIAGE BILL.
To these unanswerable arguments, what have the maintainers of the Tue enemies of hereditary legislation might search a long time existing tyranny to oppose! Nothing that we can admit to be a throughout Europe, before they could find a practical argument in
counter-argument, but nonsensical and irrelevant assertion in abuntheir favoury so good as that supplied by the recent decision of the
dance. One Bishop affects to wonder how the Unitarians can think House of Lords against the Unitarian Marriage Bill. The majority
themselves aggrieved in being blessed " in the name of the Father, on that occasion was certainly not large; but that there should be
Son, and Holy Ghost:"—the unscrupulous Priest did not add—“ or any majority-nay, that there should be a single vote against the
in the name of Allah and of MAHOMET his Prophet ?"-Another abolition of a merely insulting law,-is enough to disgrace the assem
says, that the Unitarians are not prepared to give security against clanbly in which it occurs.”
destine marriages :-as if the security consisted in the Trinitarian The Unitarians are tolerated by law. whatever the LORD Can adjuration, and not in previous notice and a registry, which may be CELLOR may say to the contrary; and, by the way, nothing can bet
made as well in a dissenting chapel as in an orthodox church! A ter prove how grossly ignorant and blundering that personage is out
third insists that, as the Unitarian interprets the church-ceremony in of the pale of his legal studies, than his attempt to prove that the
his own sense, scruples of conscience about it are ridiculous :-a fine common law remains in force against them, although an express sta
wholesale way of getting over spiritual difficulties, and a pretty comtute has been passed for their relief; in other words, that the Unita
pliment to the sanctity of the ceremony!--The Archbishop of Canrians might now be actually prosecuted, on the common law or lau
TERBURY and a few Bishops indeed think the church itself comproof custom, for avowing tenets' which the Legislature has made a law
mised, and the interests of religion injared, by this kind of “equivoto tolerate! Yet Lord ELDON is so blinded by bigotry and hatred of
cation at the altar;" but even this difference of opinion among the change, 'that he cannot perceive, in confessing this gross contradic
Church Hierarchy does not procure the abolition of the tyranny. tion, that he is uttering the greatest reproach possible to the system
There is in truth only one rational explanation of this apparent bigoof law of which he is the chief administrator, and indeed to himself
try; which is, that the Church of England upper Clergy hate the also in that official character; for if he has been long aware of this
Unitarians, and finding the latter uneasy under this shameful oppresdisgraceful inconsistency between the written and unwritten law
sion of conscience, persevere in it for that very reason, and would
SI (which however appears to us impossible, and a contradiction in
in rather bring a scandal into their temples, and injure their own church terros) y has he neglected to correct it by a fresh Act of Parlia in the long run, than forego the pleasure of tormenting an obnoxious ment, seeing that the intention of the Legislature was plainly shown
sect. by the Toleration Act? If the Learned Lord has not sufficient respect
For ourselves, who are neither Unitarians nor Trinitarians, we see for his country's character and constitution. to undertake himself the in this malignant obstinacy only one of the many methods by which correction of so disreputable'an ambiguity in the law, at least it all pampered clerical establishments generate hostility against them. would be more decorous in him not to blazon the anomaly, and more
selves, and pave the way for their own destruction, contrary to their sensible not to urge it as an argument against a further provision in
avision in obvious policy, and purely out of the bad feeling engendered in every the spirit of the former statute. The Unitarians then are sanctioned
priesthood by temporal power and riches. It is a consolation to see by the law in the profession of their creed, and in the celebration of
these bloated Priestly Corporations always working for their own public worship in temples and according to forms of their own. They overthrow, . by their insolence and oppression. In the mean while, have chapels licensed by authority in the metropolis and in every
thanks to modern science, a trip to Calais, Ostend, Dieppe, Hayré, county of England; they are eligible to every public office, and seve
Rotterdam, or Edinburgh, is a light matter for the upper and midral of them sit in Parliament; finally, they are generally admitted to
dling classes, whether in regard to time or expense: to those places be an enlightened, beneyolent, and liberal body of sectarians. They
more Unitarians than ever, will run over, in order to get married ** ask of Parliament to remove the only spiritual oppression which
sion which without having an obnoxious jargon crammed down their throats by remains against them--they request to be relieved from the necessity,
the priests of another sect; and the mayors and other local authorities i ? 'when coutracting the civil obligation of marriage, of going through a la
abroad will doubtless thank our Reverend Bench of Bishops for the I ceremony against their conscience, performed in the church and by ad
addition to their matrimonial fees. the clergyman of a sect with whose doctrines they disagree. Marriage (they argue) is a contract for the purposes of society, not of
WEST INDIA AFFAIRS. .. : religion; it is not Catholic or Protestat, Trinitarian or Unitarian; it
In a Jamaica paper of the 8th April, there is a laboured notice of an is not even a Christian institution, since it existed long before the article which appeared in the Examiner of the 13th February, commentChristian faith: and nobody will deny. that people are married in ing on the proceedings of the Secret Committee of the House of AsPersia, China, or Hindostan, as well as in England. Undoubtedly,
sembly, which was appointed to inquire into the rise, progress, and
means used to suppress the disturbances that were “ rumoured to have most nations have chosen to accompany the contract with religious taken place among the Negroes in 1823." Our observations were made ceremonies, just as they have added the latter to burials—the object upon data furnished by official documents, and not from private inforbeing to give solemnity to the proceeding; and some legislators have mation, as surmised by the person who has been induced to reply to our (uawisely in our judgment) made the religious rite an essential part of remarks; but who has altogether failed to contradict, on anything like the civil contract, forgetting the mischief and mockery produced by good ground, a single'assertion we have made. The apology which this this compulsion, when the parties are of no religious persuasion, and Jamaica Scribe makes for what he calls “ The Executive of that Colony, . forgetting also, that where the parties are religious, there needs no and the Magistracy, who acted confidentially under the Government." Jaw to compel the performance of their rites on all such occasions.
is, in truth, a very lame one ; and the Jamaica Statesmen would do well, . But be this as it may, it requires no reasoning to prove, that if religion
for many reasons, to provide themselves with a sharper tool in future, if
the Island can produce one, even at any cost. is to give a sanction to the marriage contract, it must be the religion of
We asserted, on good authority, that the two suborned witnesses, the parties, and not other people's religion; that to compel a man, Chas. Mack and Jean Baptiste Corberand, on whose testimony the poor when he is contracting a legal obligation, to go through ceremonies Slaves of Saint George's were convicted and executed, had torned out to • which he abhors, to repeat words which he deems false and irreli be notorious liars ;-that, in place of being rewarded for their alleged
gious, in short, to disgust and irritate him,-must produce feelings services, they were directed to be sent off the Island as dangerous chadirectly the reverse of those which the legislators in question have racters; and that the Duke of Manchester declined complying with thought it useful to call forth in aid of the legal engagement. Should this request (no doubt from motives of policy). We affirmed, that if the we not think it monstrous, if the law ordained that no Unitarian
wituesses on whose testimony the Slaves were hanged, had afterwards should be buried without the Church of England service being per
been pronounced by the Secret Committee to be such villains, that in
place of being rewarded for their services, they were directed to be formed over his remains ? And would not the insult to our common
iransported, the whole must have been a fabrication of these wretches, sense-be as great as the outrage to the feelings of that sect, if Learned
and the men executed on such evidence were murdered. This still reo and Reverend Peers gravely asserted, that the object of such a law was
mains our opinion ; and it will require a better logician than our Traristo give solemnity to the scene, and impress the spectators with appro- Atlantic Opponent to prove the contrary. vinta Christi a nte 1 This, however, wonld not be a iotl in the chematiana wa muda na ha avuudinau Wass.