HOUSK OF LORDS, MAY 7. Lord SUFFIELD presented 50 petitions from various place,, ili lit) gland, prajing for the immediate abolition f slavery. The Karl of RII'ON presented several petitions to the same tftect. The Duke of RICH MOND presented similar petitions t'tvm lisstx. Lord WESTERN presented a petition from a parish in Essex against slavery also a petition in favour of the Ivoi-al Registration Bill. Also a petition from the PrO- trstant Dissenters, praying for the repeal of the oath on their admission to academic honours. The Duke of WELLINGTON presented a petition from Waterford, complaining of the Navigation Laws. SCOTCH UNIVERSITIES. The Earl of HADDINGTON said, that Sleing his noble friend the Secretary of State for the Home De- partment in his place, he wished to ask him a question. In 12(j or 1827 his Majest), by virtue of his authority as a visitor of the Scottish Universities, appointed a board of coiuniirsiotiers to examine, report, and make public, all matters relating to the discipline, course nf studies, re- venue, &c. of the Scottish Universities. The board, of which ht (the Eail of Haddington) was a member, sat from time to time, and made a most voluminous report in relation to the affairs of these universities. This re- port was made in 1830, and his noble friend, when he became a member of the administration, must have found the document in his office. It was not for him to say how far the report was deserving of the attention of the go- vernment. His object in rising was to ak his noble triend it it was likely that the government would act upon the report in question, and if so, when ? Lord M ELBOURNE said that it might appear to be neglect on the part of the government not to have done .something in respect to the report alluded to by his noble friend but when the extent to which the report ran, and the changes which it suggested, for in many cases it re- commended an entire alteration in the course of studies at present practised in the Scottish Universities—when, he said, all these things were to be c nsidered, he thought that the government had a sufficient excuse for not hastily adopting the extensive measures proposed by the Board of Commissioners. He could, however, assure his noble friend that it was the intention of the government to act upon the report in question, but he could not then say -ii,it part of it would receive the attention of government. Ail hecould say, was that the subject was under the con- sideration of the government, and that the earliest oppor- tunity would be taken advantage of to bring the matter to a tern.ination. The LORD CHANCELLOR observed that the evi- dence and other matters contained in the report of the Scottish University Commissioners were of the most va- luable kind. But there was also another source from which information on the same subject was pouring in to the government, which in no little degree differed from tint contained in the report. Government, therefore, were b. und to consider well the bearing of the corfl.cting evidence before they propounded any measure for im- Jroving the general state of the Scottish universities. This consideration amongst other things produced the delay alluded to by the noble earl (Haddington). Here the conversation diopptd. Ead KITZWILLIAM presented several petitions against slavery, from Northamptonshire, Yorkshire, B ith, a;id o her places. The noble earl also presented a peti- tion from the Political Union of Glasgow, praying for a repeal of the corn laws. Earl URliV presented a petition from the corporation of the city of London praying for the immediate aboli. tion of slavery also several similar petitions from va- rious places in the neighbourhood or Londo-i also a petition praying for a revision of the criminal code. Lord GOSFORD presented a petition from Tanderajee against slavery. REVISION OF THE CRIMINAL LAW. The Duke of SUSSEX presented the following petition, praying tor a revision of the criminal law To the Itight Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of the united kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in Parliament assembled. The Petition of the undersigned Inhabitants of London and its vicinity, agreed to at a Public Meeting, held in Exeter Hall, Humbly showeth, That your petitioners are deeply impiessed with the opinion that the efficacy of criminal laws depends less, upon the severity of punishment than the certainty of infliction; and that laws which cannot be carried into execution without shocking the feelings of society, and exciting sympathy for the offender, are contrary to reason, inconsistent with morality, and opposed to the interests of justice. That the criminal laws of England are of a charac- ter so vindictive and barbarous, as to be utterly incapable of uniform execution and that consequently under the present system the lives of men depend less upon the precise and express provisions of law, than upon the temper, feeling, or caprice of a judge, or Secretary of State whence it arises that all the assizes and circuits throughout England afford examples of inequality of punishment, and practical proofs of the arbitrary discre- tion exercised in the selec ion of victijns for the altars of sanguinary j ustice. That the excessive severity of the hw operates to the total impunity of a great proportion of offenders, by deterring humane persons from prosecuting, and by hold- ing out a temp,ation to jurors te violate their oath rather than b-j accessary to judicial murder.-while almost all the capital punishments now on the statute book are in- novations upon the temperate and wholesome principles of the ancient common law of the land, which has ev^r been admired for its humanity and wisdom by the greatest legal authoritijs, and is coeval with the noblest and best principles of the English constitution. That your petitioners, therefore, humbly pray your right honourable house to take the criminal laws into your consideration, and, in accordance with what the true interests of justice, as well as of humanity, require— to introduce such a thorough and efficient reform of the criminal law, as will render it more auxiliary to public morals than to private vengeance and, by a judiciott, system of prison discipline, afford that protection to property, of which all per-ons may avail themselves, without purchasing it by the sacrifice of human life. And your petitioners will ever pray, &c. His Royal Highness said that the petition was signed by 5 X10 persons, many of whom in signing the petition stated that they had been robbed and had refused to pro- secute, thereby exemplifying in their own case the inef- ficiency of the law to protect them. He agreed in that part of the petition which called upon their lordships to see how far a judicious system of prison discipline would lessen the necessity for cruel or extreme punishment. His Royiil Highness then referred to returns, to show that the convictions in cases not capital were 11 per cent.o/er those that were capital. (Hear.) This return applied to Eng- land and Wales. In the metropolis the acquittals in capital c tses wese 41 in every 100, while in non-capital eases they were only as 28 in every 100. Thus showing that the severity of the law operated against the proper punishment of offenders. Having said so much on this subject he would not press the consideration of it more strongl y upon the house further than to say that he hoped that attention would be paid to it which its impottance demanded. After a few observations from the Earl of CLIFTON, Lord SUFFIELD condemned the extreme severity of the criminal law, and presented two petitions praying for its amelioration, from Lilburn and Londonderry. The iVIatquess of BUTE presented a petition against slavery, from it place the name of which did not reach the gallery. Lord LONGFORD presented a petition from Long- ford fur the better observance of the sabbath. The house then adjourned.
HOUSE OF COMMONS, MAY 7. The SPEAKER took the Chair at a little before five o'clock. QUAKERS' AFFIRMATION. Some private business having been disposed of, the Coleraine Election Committee came to the table to he sworn, and was called over in the following order :—Mr. Itt,,)n, Lot d S:tn(Jon, Sir Stephen Glynne, Mr. Parrott, Captain Chctwynd, Mr. Pease, Mr. Chator, Mr. Hardy, and three others, The names having been called over- Mr. SPEAKER said, I wish to call the attention ufthe house to the situation in which it is now placed for the first time. I feel it to be my duty thus to arrest the course of its business; but when I have stated the cause ot my having done so, it will be for the h use to decide what course it will pursue. The reduced list of eleven members in this Election Committee has now been returned to this house. The Act stares that these eleven shall be cm bodi d into a committee, and before it proceeds to any business, shall be swoin at the table. One of the mem- bers so returned, the house has decided is competent to discharge his duties as a member of the house on making his adiruiation. But the question for the house now to consider is, whether that decision necessarily comprehends the duty to be performed by amember of this Select Comtnitrce under a special act of parliament. Can the honourable member sit in this committee without taking that oath, or doing something else which the house khall decide to be synonymous and equivalent to that oath ? In other words, is the affirmation upon which the honour, able member performs the duties of a member of this house to be considered equivalent to the oath directed to be t iken by this separate act of parliamenl ? Air. O'CONNELL I rise to move that the affirmation of the hon. member for Durham be taken as equiva- lent to the oath required by the act to be taken by the memoers of election committees. The principle on which we formerly decided that the hon. member could take his seat on making his affirmation clearly governs this case. That decisiouof ours rested upon the construction of Various acts of parliament enabling the people culled Quakers to make an affirmation instead of taking an oath. Those sects do not expressly contemplate the case of a Qua- ker becoming a member of parliament but the house considered it to be implied, and the implication seems of necessity to follow in the present case. The prin- cipal act of parliament referred to substitutes an affir- mation in all cases, with three exceptions-any case not excepted comes of course mote strongly within the ge- neral rule, and this is not an excepted case. (Cheers.) Mr. SPEAKER—What are the excepted cases ? Mr. O'CONNELl—The excepted cases are, the giv- ing evidence in criminal cases, the being upon juries, and the holding emolumentary oflices under the crown. Now certainly this is no office under the crown. The com- mittee is not a jury nor is it a criminal case that is to come before it. I therefore beg to move that the affirma- tion of the hon. member for Durham be received instead of his oath. Mr. GODSON read the clause in the act of parlia- ment, providing for the admission of the affirmation of Q'ker3, and stated his opinion to be that the affirma- tion ot the hon. member in the present instance came un- der that permissive clause. Lord MORPETH was understood to say that he had a notice on the books which he trusted would remove all difficulties like the present. Mr. J. J RYIS said, he knew that Quakers were admitted on juries to try civil cases; indeed he knew an instance ot a Quaker having been on a jury, who con- victed a person of a capital felony, and the man was executed. Lord ALTHORP thought that as the house had already decided that the act of parliament did not pre. vent Quakers from taking their seats in the house, the same rule should apply in the present instance—(Hear.) The SPEAKER said that lie had only done what he conceived to be his duty in calling the attention of the house to the subject. (Hear.) As the house seemed to feel so strongly and to concur so unanimously in the reception of the hon. member's affirmation, he would sug- gest that the affirmation be received with the consent of the house, but without the formality of putting the motion of the hon. and learned gentleman (Mr. O'Connell.) Mr. O'CONNELL, with that understanding, withdrew his motion. Mr. ROBERT PALMER, pursuant to his notice, moved for the appointment of a select committee to in. quire into the law relative to the passing of Irish vagrants with a view to its amendment, and to report their opinion thereon to the house. The hon. member in bringing forward his motion observed, the information he had re- ceived enabled him to say that there was a progressive increase of Irish vagrants, and of consequent expense. In the county of Berks the number of persons passed by thu law for the last five years had been 2,272, 2,660, 3,300, 4,300, and 5,359 at an expense of 5681, 6661., 8251., 1,0751., and 1,0751. In Wilts and Gloucestershire there was a corresponding increase, and he might state that the average cost to tHe three counties for the last five years was-for Berks. 8551.; for Wilts, 1,0001. and for Gloucestershire, 1,2851. Thus much for the road from London to Ireland via Bristol. On the road by way of Liverpool, the increase was of a similar nature. The honourable member concluded by moving for the select committee. The question having been put, Loid ALTHORP admitted that great inconveniences had arisen from the system complained of, and he thought it deserved inquiry he would not, however, while he as- sented to the motion for a select committee, pledge him- self to any particular course at present. Dr. LUSHINGTON was gratified that the noble lord (Althorp) hal acceded to the motion, and he hoped some measure would be devised, if not to do away with, at all events to equalize the burdens. Mr. SLANEY felt glad that the committee had been appointed, though he did not think much benefit would be derived from it. Mr. O'CONNELL said that thejmore Ireland was op- pressed the more would she enforce her rights. No par- liament more deserved the hatred of Ireland than the present it had done nothing for her, but everything against her. The motion was agreed to, and a select committee ap- pointed. THE CROWN L\NDS. On the motion of Lord ALTHORP, the order of the day for taking into consideration the King's message re- lative to the better arrangement of the W oadl and Forests and land revenues of the Crown, was read. Mr. IIUME said that there was no subject better worth the consideration of Parliament than the applica- tion of these crown lands to the public service. Mr. COBBETT said that the public money hid been most lavishly expended on public buildings that were ot little advantage. for instance, the Milbank Penitentiary, which ought to have been erected at Dartmoor. The hon. member for Colchester (Mr. Harvey) underrated the value of the crown lands when he estimated it at only 15,000,0001. Many thousands of acres of oak timber had been cut down in the royal forests, from which the public derived no benefit. Mr. H ARVEY said that there was large property con- nected with the Duchy of Lancaster laid claim to by the crown, and that ho should bring the subject under the consideration of the house before the end of the ession. On the motion of Lord AI.THOUP the committee was then appointed. The report on the Stamp Duty Act was brought up by Mr. BERNAL. On the motion that the report be read, Mr. HUME complained of the great hardship of the stamp duties. iNI r. COBBETT wished to ask if the noble lord (Al- thorp) intended to make any alteration in the probate and legacy duty, or if he intend to make freehold property liable to those duties ? Lord ALTHORP said he did not intend to make the alterations alluded to by the hon. member. Mr. HUAIL saij that some alteration in those duties was called for. Lord ALTHORP said that this discussion was alto- gether irregular, as the subject of legacy duties was not before the house, He was perhaps wrong in having answered the question of the hon. member for Oldham. The consideration of the report on the Stamp Duties Bill was then resumed, and after a few remarks from Mr- Hume, Mr. T. Attwood, and Lord Althorp, on the benefits of savings banks to the country, the report was agreed to. and the bill ordered to be read a third time tomorrow. Lord ALTHORP moved that the other orders of the day be proceeded wi, 11. The Sheriffs' Expenses Bill was read a second time, and ordered to be committed this day week. Mr. HUME presented a petition from the inhabitants of Nottingham, praying for an inquiry into t'ie abuses of the coi poration of that place. Mr. HUME presented a petition from Kensing- ton, praying for the total abolition of all taxes on know- ledge. Also a petition numerously signed from Ashton- under-Line, praying for the liberation of the Rev. Robert Taylor and Mr. Richard Carlile. The honourable mem ber deprecated the course pursued towards those indi- viduals, and said, that in consequence of the prosecution instituted against them by the Society for the Suppression of Vice, they were likely to remain incarcerate,1 for life, merely for the expression of their opinions. The hon. member moved thu the petition do lie upon the table. Sir R. VYVVAN said, that whatever the hon. mem- ber for Middlesex might think of the prosecution of the individuals referred to, he was quite sure that the country would not agree with him. He conceived it would be very wrong that a petition like the present should be suffered to lie upon the table, and in order to prevent such a result, he should move that the house be counted. Mr. HUME said, that sooner than the house should be inconvenienced he would withdraw the petition, and take another opportunity to present it. Sir R. VYV ICAN, however, persisted in his motion, and the gallery was cleared, when it appeared that there were only 26 members present. The house was consequently adjourned at nine o'clock.
HOUSE OF LORDS, MAY 8. The Earl of RADNOR presented the report of the Select Commit:ee on the Stafford bribery bill, and would take that opportunity of correcting a mistake in a state- ment into which he had fallen, when he last addressed the house upon the subject. He had then stated, that out of 526 who had voted for Captain Gronow, 524 had been paid for thoir votes. Some gentlemeu from Stafford had called upon him, and let him right upon the subject they stated to him that they, and many other respectable gentlemen, had voted for the Captain, and when they met, after such a statement had been made, they were most anxious to know who were the two virtuous men. SiRce that communication had been made to him, he had looked .1, over the list, and counted those voters who were marked, and found that he had stated the number IOn too many it should have been 42* out of 526. He moved that the report be printed, and the second reading of the bill be fixed for Friday next, and that their lordships be summoned for that day. The Duke of CUMBERLAND inquired whether the report could be printed, and in the hands of noble lords, before that time. The Earl of RADNOR said the report was a very short one, and might be in the hands of their lordships to- morrow. Lord SUFFIELD presented a petition complaining of ctkuren ratesand du.,q,- )tn,,t of various lother grievances from the members of the Board of Baptist Ministers in Fen-eourt, London. Captain WHITBY DEAN DUNDAS and others brought up the London and Greenwich Railway Bill, and several private bills. Lord SUFFIKLD and another noble Lord presentea numerous petitions, for the total and immediate extinction of slavery. Lord SUFFIELD said, that it had usually been his practice of late to present fifty petitions per day for the to'al and immediate abolition of slavery but knowing that minir-ttirs were going to bring forward their plan for the abolition of slavery, in the House of Commons, on Tuesday next, he wished to present the whole of the petitions committed to his charge before that day therefore, he should be obliged to present one hundred per day. The Personal Estates Bill and the Cotton Duty Bill were read a second time, and committed for to inorrow and the bills brought up from the Commons were re id a first time. The house then adjourned.
HOUSE OF COMMONS, MAY 8. Sir EDWARD CODRINGTON presented a petition fmm the Waterman's Company against the Gravescnd Pier Bill. The honourable member said the bill, if passed into a law, would be productive of great injury to the watermen, many of whom had served their country 'or years-iiien who had strong claims on the considera- tion of that house from their past services. The honour- able baronet took this opportunity of making some obser- vations on the manner in which disabled seamen were treated by the Admiralty. He knew of a poor man who had lost both his eyes in the service, besides being other. wise wounded. lie (Sir Edward Codrington) had ap- plied to theAdmiralty for a pension for him of right; but the answer he had received from them was, that the man had no legal ciaim because he did not lose his eyes in action, but that from a motive of generosity they would grant him, what think you (said the gallant Admiral) ? sixpence a day! Sir R. INGLIS thought the gallant admiral had made an irielevant attack, not only on preceding administra- tions, but on the present and that the subject of the petition did not warrant his going into the topics he had introduced. Mr. SPEAKER considered that any discussion on the principles of pensions was out of order. Captain ELLIOT would not go farther into the sub- ject, than to say that the sailor referred to had been ex- amined by a medical officer, who had recommended that he should go for a time into the hospital, as there was a hope that his sight would be restored. The petition was then referred to the Committee on the Gravesend Pier Bill. ST. LUKE'S POOR BILL. Mr. HUME, in rising to move the second reading of this bill, felt himself called upon to state the gtounds on which the bill had been brought forward. By a bill in troduced in theyear 1808, the vestrymen were required to occupy houses in the parish at 301. a year. Twenty- four years had passed since that bill became law. In that time so great a depreciation had taken place in the value of houses, that those who were formerly entitled to be vestrymen, could not any longer be so, and the object of the present bill was to reduce the qualification to 201. Great diversity of opinion existed in the parish on the subj,ct, and many of the churchwardens had expressed their opinion that the qualification was sufficiently low. Under these circumstances he considered that the bill ought to be allowed to go into a committee, where the merits of the case would be fully considered. Mr. Sergeant SPANKIE felt himself compelled to oppose the second reading of the bill. It alleged no mis- management on the part of those who conducted the affairs of the poor in the parish at present; if the management was altered, and the qualification was reduced, the greatest muchief and injury would ensue. Sir R. INGLIS opposed the bill, and would vote for the amendment of the Learned Sergeant to postpone the 2d re a ding. The gallery was then cleared for a division, when the numbers were- For the second reading 55 For the amendment 21 Majority —34 The bill was then ordered to be committed. LONDON AND GREENWICH RAILWAY. Mr. HODGES moved for the third reading of the London and Greenwich Railway Bill. Mr. Sergeant SPANKIE moved the addition of three new clauses. wHich were ordered to be added as riders to the bill, which was then read a third time and passed. Mr. MARSHALL presented a petition from the Poli- tical Union of Leeds, protesting against the small reduc- tion of taxes made by the ministrj. Several other petitions against the assessed taxes, the Beer Bill, &c. were subsequently presented, and the house adjourned until five o'clock, at three, as usual. Mr. PENDARVES moved .for returns of all cop per and tin imported into and exported from the united kingdom, between the let of January, 1832, and the 1st of January, 1833.-0rdered. AFFIRMATION OF QUAKERS. Lord MORPETH brought forward his motion for leave to bring in a bill to allow the affirmation of Qua- kers to be received in all cases in which oaths were at present required to be taken. At present Quakers were only disqualified from two offices, viz., any office under the Crown and from serviig on juries lie proposed that the affirmation of Quakers be received in all cases,and thereby, they would be qualified to do thit from which ihey were now debarred. His bill would also prevent the repetition of tho"e trifling delays which had recently taken place in that house, viz. on the hon, member foi soulh Durham (Mr. Pease) taking his seat, and again yesterdiy, when that hon. member was ballotted to serve on an eleetion committee. Though he took up this subject originally from a feeiing of kindness towards Quakers, lie stood forward not as their advocate, but as the advo- cate of that which would be for the good of the commu- nity. The Quakers were a highly useful and sensible class, and would doubtless make excellent and iptrlllgent jurors,, and the giving them the power to become so would be a relief to those who were at present liable to serve on juries. It appeared that there was but lit le doubt as to the present state of the law upon thesubject of Quakers serving on juries, there was no doubt they were liable to he summoned, and in some cases they had actually been so There was an instance in the county of York, where a Quaker served upon a jury at the assizes at York and the same man wasatterwar.is prevented, on the ground of his being a Quaker, from serving on a jury at the Quarter Sessions in the same county. The noble lord then moved for leave to biing in a bill to allow Quakers and Mora- vians to make affirmation in all cases where an oath was now required. The SPEAKER put the question for leave to bring in a bill, which was agreed to without opposition. NEWRy EIÆCTJON-MIL LISLE. Sir J. BYNG, after stating some of the evidence that had been giver, belore the Newry election committee, moved that the Attorney General for Ireland be directed to prosecute James Lisle for bribery at the last Newry election. Mr. O CONNELL said that no one who had read the evidence could doubt that Mr. Lisle bribed many of tile poorer voters. He suggested that the Attorney General should have a discretion given him to prosecute other bribers he might discover. Mr. BARING suggested that the proper form of the motion would be all address to the Crown to direct the Irish Attorney General to prosecute this individual. He approved of the course proposed to be taken on this occa- sion, so different from that taken by the house in the case of Stafford, when the house passed a bill to indemnify the guilty parties. Mr. WASON defended the Stafford Indemnity Bill, on the ground that the bribing parties were not in that case known. Sir J. BYNG concurred in the propriety of altering the form of the motion in the manner suggested by the hon. member for Essex. The motion, having been altered to an address to the Crown, was then agreed to. THE REGRlSTRATfON OF DEEDS BILL. Mr. W. BROUGHAM then brought forward his motion for leave to bring in a bill to establish a general registry of all deeds and instruments relating to re.d pro- perty in England and Wales. He believed there were few subjects of greater importance than this wai, and that of all the improvements in the law made under different forms by commissioners or by the house, there was no one of such importance, as it would effect a greater change in the state of the law regarding real property than any that had yet been made. The honourable member went on to show that for all cases of fraud ori. ginating in either wilful or accidental suppression ot charges on estates, tbeonly sare, adequate, and practical remedy was to be found in a general registry. The hon. member concluded by moving for leave to bring in his bill, which having been seconded, Mr. STRICKLAND said that he did not expect this subject to be agam brought forward, after the general expression of public opinion that had already been given against it and he could not help thinking that this bill was now brought forward us a tub to the whale, in order to stifle the cry about the house and window tax. and other matters at present not very agreeable to his Majesty s government. As he should have other opportunities of going more at large into the question, he should then content himself by expressing his determination to oppose the bill at every stage. Mr. PRASE shortly opposed the bill. Leave was then given to bring in the bill. Mr. HUME, in bringing forward his motion on the subject of sinecures and pensions, said that he need onl) state to the house that two sinecure offices alone, that existed for 120 years, had cost the country 50,000,000' Lord Dunglas held at present the office of Chamberlain ot Epping Forest, with a salary of 30001. a year, granted to him in the year 1827, which office was a perfeci tinecure, and had been so for a vast number of years siuce msuiution. this showed that there was no subject more worthy the attention of Parliament than that of pensions and sinecures. He contended that no sovereign had a right to continue H pension granted by his prede- cessor, and this Wtis evident from the fad tIt many pen- sions were granted only for the life of the reigning king. He should, therefore, move that an humble address he presented to his Majesty, praying that he may be gra- ciously pleased to afford an opportunity of trying the right of Lord Dunglas to hold the office of Chamberlain of lipping forest after the demise of George IV. lie un- derstood that it was not intended to oppose his motion and without at all meaning anything offensive to Lord Dunglas, he thought it was proper this right should be tried. The motion being seconded, The LORD ADVOCATE said that it was only pro- per undoubtedly that this right should be tried, for with- out such trial it would be unjust in that house to im- pugn the right of Lord Dunglas to hold the office. Altet a shun conversation as 10 some verbal alteration in the wording of the motion, it was agreed t". ALLOTMENTS OF LAND TO THE POOR. Mr. PR YMF, moved that on the committal of every inclosure bill it be an instruction to the committee to in- sert a clause providing for the allotment of a certain por- tion of land to labourers, and that the rents thereof be appropriated, in aid of the poor rates. Mr. HUME was not inclined to oppose the motion, but considered that more time should be given, in order thai the houseuiight have leisure duly to consider a question ot so much importance. He moved that the debate on the question be adjourned to that day week. After a few words from Col. To R It EN S, Mr. EWART, Mr. YOUNG, and Mr. PKYME, the amendment of the honourable member for Middlesex was agreed to, and the further debate on the question was adjourned to that day week. POLICE OFFICES BILL. The order of the day for the further consideration of the report on this bill -having been read, the house went into committee on the bill-Alr. WAKBURTON in the chair. Mr. G. LAMB explained briefly the principle of the bill, and observed, that although it was at first intended to abolish the Whitechapel police office, his Majesty's government had determined not to do away with it at pre- sent. Mr. PEASE proposed a clause giving summary power to magistrates to convict and fine the keepers of pits and other places in the metropolis in which dog fights and bull bai i g were practised. Mr. GEORGE LAMB opposed the clause on the ground that it would be unfair to deprive the poor of their amusements, unless the sports of the rich were aho abo- lished. The SOLICITOR GENERAL contended that the existing law was sufficient to put down all nuisunces of the description mentioned in the clause of the hon. member (Mr. Pease) by proceeding against the parties offending by way of indictment. Mr. ROM ILLY was willing to support a clause of the description moved by the hon. member for Durham, if it merely went to punish cruelty to animals, but he did not think it would be advisable to introduce the amend. riient into tltii bill. Mr. PEASE replied, and observed that the police au- thorities had often complained of the nuisances of pits where dog fights, bear baiting, and cat killing took place, and it was fcr that reason he had introduced the clause. An Hon. MK.MBER suggested that a clause bti intro- duced into the bill to prevent cat-killing and cat-skinning. (Hear, hear, and laughter.) The house then divided on the motion of Mr. PEASE, when there amieared—■ For the original motion 46 For the amendment 42 Majority against the clause— —4 Majority against the clause- —4 The house then resumed, and the report was ordered to be received tomorrow. IJIUVY COUNCIL BILL. The SOLICITOR-GENERAL moved the second reading of tlie Privy Council Bill. Thehonourableand learned gentleman described the bill as intended to im- prove the appellate jurisdiction of the Privy Council. Mr. C. FERGUSSON supported the bill, although he advocated a further reform in this department of the law. The bill was read a second time. The Law Amendment Bill went in'o committee. After a few words from Mr. GODSON, Air. JERVIS, Mr. HILL, Air. Sergeant SPANKIE, and Mr. G. H. LLOYD, Mr. GODSON objected to the clause giving to the judges a dispensing power, and a right 10 alter ihesys em of the pleadings, and moved the omission of the clause. The SOLICITOR GENERAL defended the clause. A desultory discussion ensued, and the committee divided. For the amendment 13 Against it 29 Majority —16 The clause was then agreed to. After several amendments, the clauses of the bill were all agreed to. The hoase resumed, and the report was ordered to be brought up on Monday. CHIEF SECRETARY FOR IRELAND. Colonel PERCIVAl. gave notice, that he should, tomoitow, put a question, for the purpose of ascertaining, whether a Chief Becretary was appoiuted for Ireland. The Saving Banky Annuitants Bill was read a third time and passed. The Dramatic Authors Bill was read a third time and passed. The house adjourned at two o 'clock.
GOLD AND SILVER RAISED IN THE MIN- ING COUNTRIES OF AMERICA AND RUS- SIA. 173J TO 1829. (Compiled from a Parliamentary Return just printeJ.) MEXICO. Gold. Silver. >790-1809 £ 4 523 378 £ 94 429,303 £ 98.952.681 1810.1829 1,913,075 45,388,729 47,301,804 Decrease.2,610,303 49,040,574 51,650,877 PANAMA. 1790.1809 223.518 Nil. 1810 1829 23,603 Nil. Decrease. 199,915 CHILI. 1790-1809 863,974 944,736 o 1^10-1829 1,904,514 878,188 2,7^2. Increase 1,040.540 Deer. t,6,548 her. 973,992 BUENOS AYRES. „ '790-1809 1,862,955 19,286,831 2l'li9,J00 1810-1829 2,161,940 7,895,812 10,047,7°^ Increase 298,985 Dec. 11,390,989 Dec. 11,09^,004 It appears, therefore, that the decrease in the precious metals raised in these four preceding States during t"e last, as compared with the antecedent period of twenty years, has been of gold 1,470,6931. or nearly 19J pef and of silver 60,498, 11 ll., or somewhat more than 52i per cent. AMOUNT OF GOLD AND SILVER RAISED IN, AMERICA AND RUSSIA. AMERICA. Gold. Silver. 1790-1809 X7,473,825 £ 114,66.1,870 1810-1829 6,003,132 54,162,759 Decrease 1,470,693 Decrease 60,498,111 RllS IA. 1810-18?!) 3,703,743 1,502,981 Total incre ise ) during the last 20 V 2,233,050 years J Total decrease during the last 20 years 58,956,130 The increase of gold raised in America and Russia has, during the last twenty years been equivalent to nearly 30 per cent, on the produce of the preceding twenty years whilst the decrease of silver raised bas been equivalent, during the last twenty years, to nearly 51 i per cent. on the produce of the preceding twenty years. N.B. The returns from the British agents in America were made in hard dollars, here converted into sterling at the rate of 4s. 4d. each, and the returns from Russia were made in averdupois lbs., converted into sterling at 31. 17s. 9d. per oz. for gold, and 5s. per oz.for silver.
A meeting of the ship owners of South Shields was held in the Town Hall on Thursday, C. Wawn, Esq. in the chair, when a petition to the House of Commons was agreed upon, praying that they will in- stitute an inquiry into the causes and extent of the distress under which the shipping interest has been long suffering." The petition is to be presented by Mr. Ing- ham— Newcastle Journal. SHIPPING INTEREST.-—A petition from the Port of Sunderland, to the Commons' House of Parlia- ment, praying for a committee to be appointed to in. quire into the state of the British commercial shipping interest," his just been adopted by the spirited ship- owners of that town, and is now lying at the Exchange ior signatures. It is earnestly hoped that every individual interested in the welfare of the shipping interest wUl sign the same without delay. In the three market towns of Dunster, Mine- head, and Watchet, there is only one attorney, and he his only lately commenced practice.
FASHION AND LITERATURE- ARRIVAL OF THE PRINCE ROYAL OF FRANCE AND SUITE.-Ili-, Royal Highness the Duke of Orleans and suite arrived in town on Saturday evening at eleven o'clock, and alighted at Greillan's Hotel, Albemarle- strect, where M. de Boismilon, Secretaire du Comiiiand- mens of the Duke, was in attendance to receive him. The Due de Nemours did not accompany his illustrious I relative, who is a remarkably fine young man, with a distinguished military air, in his twenty-third year. His Royal Highness travelled with all possible expedition a courier who arrived in town at eleven that morning having set out from Calais at two, at which hour the Duke and suite had not embarked for Dover. Within twenty minutes of the arrival of his Royal Highness at Greillon's Prince Talleyrand came to the hotel, and hid an interview with him. We understand that his Majesty hds offered any of the Royal equipages to the Duke for his accommodation during his stay here and Colonel Taylor, one of the Grooms of the Bedchamber, has been directed to attend on his Royal Highness on the part of their Majesties. The Dukes de Valencay and Montmorency have arrived in town, intending to remain here the same period as the Duke of Orleans, these young noblemen being his Royal Highness's personal friends. The Duke's visit to this country is said to be wholly unconnected with European poliiits. Prince Talleyrand entertained the Duke of Orleans and a party at dinner oil Tuesday evening, at his residence in Hanover square. Among the company to meet his Royal Highness were the Prussian Minister and Raroness Cetto, the Sardinian Charg-é de Affaires, the Lord Chan- cellor, the Dukes of Richmond, Bedford, and Argyll; Earl and Countess of Sefton, Earl and Countess of Albe- marle, Earl of Denbigh, Viscount Melbourne, lord Auckland, Sir James Graham, Mr. Secretary and Mr Stanley, Sir Henry Hatford.
TRAVELS of an IRISITGENTLEMAN in SEARCH of a RELIG ION-by the EDITOR of CAPT. RfJCK'S MEMOIRS, 2 vols. Svo. London, 1833. The editor of Capt. Rock's Memoirs is an alias for the author of those memoirs, and the author of Capt. Rock's memoirs is an alias for Mr. Thomas Moore. We have here the gay and amorous poet—the bitter politician and the ready libeller transformed into as bitter and ready a theologian—as warm and enthusiastic a defender of the Roman Catholic faith. The transformation, we must be allowed to say, seems to us. a little ludicrous. It rather re- minds us of one of Dryden's plays, where the lover, for some purpose of entrance or escape, wraps himself in the gown of a friar. Still, however, we should honour such a change if decently and seriously performed. We have not the slightest objection to a theological and ar- gumentative attack against the Protestant re- ligion. Firmly believing as we do that religion to be true, we also firmly believe that it cannot fail to come forth victorious from any such attacks, and must even gain ground from their weakness and failure. But in this publication we have seen, and seen we must say with very deep disgust, a tone of banter and levity per- vade the observations on a matter of the highest and the gravest importance. It appears tti-it the new divine has not forgotten his old trade of jester, and clings to the latter in his style while he takes up the former as his subject, Arguments on Transubstantiation and the au- thority of the Father are enlivened with tales of the rich rector of Ballymudragget" and his shovel hat. That imaginary dignitary is thus described: •' His vast importance in our neighbourhood-his eternal tithes, of which I had no other notion as a child than that they were a peculiar sort of delicacy on which rectors lived-Iiis awful hat,which used to be seen moving like a mEtror along our roads, afrrighting the poor andcreat- ing homage from the rich-the select fewness of the audi. tory to whom he all but soliloquized his Sunday discourses —every thing in short connected with him concurred to give me a strange and confused idea of the religion of which he was minister, and to make me look up to him as a sort of Grand Lama enshrined at Ballymudragget. As I grew older I came of course to understand the matter more clearly, and to know that under the mock title of Minister of the Gospel, the old gentleman was but the fortunate holder of a good sinecure of some 2,0001. a year," &c.-Vol, 2, page 12. We really must indignantly protest against the mixture of such trifling with theology. We think that the theology spoils the point of the trifling. Wearevery sure that the trifling spoils the force of the theology. Above all, we must protest against the monstrous cruelty and ini- quity of holding up as an object of public odium the extreme wealth of the Protestant Rectors in Ireland, at the very moment when the great majority of them are fallen to the most grievous state of destitution—when all their legitimate incomes remain unpaid—when all their innocent comforts are retrenched-when their families are uneducated, nay, too often almost starving, and compelled to throw themselves, as a last and most painful alternative, on the clia- rity of the English public, and of the subscrip- tion which is even now gathering in for their assistance and support! To taunt with their rIches men who are actually wanting food We shall subjoin a specimen of both the gay ar.d the grave passages which in these volumes stand in such direct and shocking contrast to each other. The first is quite worthy of a place in the new edition of Little's Poems, and pro- fesses to be a paraphrase of a Latin epistle from the learned Barlaeus to the no less learned Miss Schurman. Our second extract is the closing invocation to the Roman Catholic Church. Now perhaps having tuxed my poetical art To indite you this erudite letter You've enough of the sex after all in your heart, To like a few kisses much better. And in sooth, my dear Anne, if you're pretty as wise, I might offer the gifts you prefer But that Barbara tells me, with loye in her eyes, 1 must keep all my kisses for her." Vol. 2, p. 82. "Hail, then, to ihee, thou one and only cliureti,whicti art alone the way of life, in whose tabernacle alone there is shelter from all this confusion of tongues In the sha- dow of thy sacred mysteries let my soul henceforth repose, remote alike from the infidel who scoffs at their darkness, and the rash believer who vainly would pry into their re- cesses—saying to both, in the language of St, Augustine, Do you reason while I wonder—do you dispute while I shall believe, and, beholding the heights of divine i,ower, forbear to approach its depths.' Of this strange medley are composed the Travels of an Irish Gentleman in search at a Religion," who, we may observe, searches tor it in every place except his Bible. In no Publication have we read more of the saints and fathers-in none so little of THE BOOK, which all their labours, after all, only illustrate and enforce. 011 the whole, these volumes have by no means increased our respect for Mr. Moore's talents, and utterly destroyed it, as to his dis- cretion and good taste.
It would appear that the valuable art of lithography is neither of European origin, nor of so recent a date as is generally conceived. It has been practised for ages in Thibet, both at Djacchii-loumbo and H'lassa. In the former town especially it has been ap- plied for the purpose of publishing an anatomy of the human frame in sixty plates- It will be news to most of our readers to learn, that the arts and sciences, to the extent at least of what is known and practised of them in China, are disseminated throughout Thibet, and that the principal Chinese works in history, astronomy, physic, and other branches of human knowledge, have been translated and published in that extensive depend- ency of the celestial empire.
MISCELLANEOUS GLEANINGS. THE PINK OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION- According to Count Chabrol's Researches, the population of Paris in 1828, was 890,431 bur, according to Ibe official returns of 1831, it had declined to 770,283 The following facts, too, are no ways flattering to Pari»ian pride :-Oiiefourih of those who die, die so poor, that they are buried gratuitously one- in every 150 persons dies in an hospital one in every eleven deaths is violent one one out of every thirty individu ils lives 00 charity and in every 180 persons, one of them is of up. sound mind.. WITCHCRAFT.—A ludicrous exhibition took place on Wednesday before the Bench of .Magistrates Hocking. A woman of the name of Rust, residing • VVeathersfield, preferred a charge against her sigter husband of being a wizard, and practising necromancy She said tlie man was constantly in the habit of practising unlawful acts, by which he raised great numbers ofYOti"g spirits, called imps and that on one occasion all lIe heaters in the house flew about the rooms in every l"r.e £ tion. The Bench reprimanded the foolish woman for ',e, folly in believing any such ridiculous things, and disuii<>se il)e c,)tijplaint.- Essex Iiidepetident. HORACE VERNET.-Horace Vernet HAVING been charged by Government to paint some of the acti" fought between the French and the Arab ,r' of the Atlas, and the plains of'Africa, a brig of royal navy, the Comete, will shortly proceed to Cvitl Vecchia to take him on board and convey him to A Igier,, whence it will afterwards take him back to ItalY.- French Paper. GERMAN ROBBERS.—Extract of a letter OT the 24th ult. from Munich We learn, that the magl" trates of VVessobrnnn have lately discovered a cavef occupied by robbers, the entrance into which was completely covered by brushwood, that even a dog cotd not make his way into it. The interior was spn cioug, and contained implements for coining. A canal walt formed from the bottom, which drained the water into the neighbouring river. It appears that this cavern floo existed for two or three years, and that the banditti have inhabited it and have committed within that peri0" several murders in the district of Lansberg, amount twp hundred. — Paris Journal. 1'HE ROSE AND THE THORN.—-When nature her M(-S two hundred. Pai-is Jotip-tiaL FuE Rose AND THE THORN.—-When nature her mfi6t • beautiful flower, the rose, through her all-powerful' creative breath, had formed,—thus spoke the spirit O« the rose-tree to the angel of the flowers. Wilt THOJ| not the weak invest with a defence against violence AND evil I Thou has given to the thorn large piercing prickles." 't'he thorn," answered the angel of the flowers, "belongs not to an honourable class, but to infe. rior servants in the kingdom of creation. Its appoir.t. ment is to protect the weak creature against the STRONG and therefore has nature clothed it with sharp Points. However, thy wish shall be fulfilled." Thus spoke tl'c I spirit, and surrounded the stalks of the rose with llgh prickles. Thus said the spirit of the rose, NVhei-efore, these weak thorns—they cannot a noble flower protect- Then answered the angel of the flowers- I They Wi yet defend you from the hasty hands of children. OP" position only renders evil yet more strong. Thehely A°^ the beautiful ha\FE their defence in themselves, does nature endow them with the most delicate GUARR which warms, but wounds not. Tenderness is the BE5 companion of the beautiful. Thus is innocence adorne1 with modesty and blushes."—(From the German 0 Krummacher.) SOCRATES AND KUITIAS.—Socrates one day to a circle of his scholars on the all-watchful foresign of the Godhead, which sees all, hears all, is prese'1 over all, and for all provides, and how, the more seek and know it, the more we worship it. Then, CON* ceived the wise teacher in the emotion of his heart picture from the songs of the incomparable Omer, aO compared the foresight of the Godhead to a mothe1"' who gently and unseen brushes away the flies from HE infant, sunk in sweet repose. Now Kritias amongst his scholars; he, the traitor who doomed him death. And he laughed at the comparison, for lie thought it mean and unworthy. Thereon he laughd and scorned in his heart. But Socratcs marked and penetrated him with his looks. And he turnE to him, and said, "Dost thou not perceive, my DE* Kritias, how near the mortal is, in its simple FORT11' related to the immortal?" Then Kritias went AWBG with a scornful heart; but Socrates continued to LEETUI to his pupils. When Socrates hereafter, through T" iniquity of Kritias, was condemned to death, doomed to drain the poison cup, then remembered V1 tyrant the words and the comparison of the man. And he approached him, and said scorning'^ Socrates, will the Gods now sweep away the flies (TO thee?" But Socratcs smiled and said—"The Godhea < Kritias, will lead me now after a full day's work to J sweet sleep. And shall I then fear the Hies?"—'J, I ORIGINAL CHARACTER OF TITHES.—" Because thro"? the providence of Divine mercy, we know it to be the providence of Divine mercy, we know it to be r ordered, and by the church's publishing it far and DeOr every body hath heard, that by the distribution of AIM | persons may be absolved from the bonds of sin, and a | quire the rewards of heavenly joys, I, Stephen, by J grace of God, King of England, being willing to ha part with them, who by an happy kind of trading, change heavenly things for earthly and smitten the love of God, and for the salvation of my C>WNF9<,A)L and for the souls of my father and mother, AND FOR my forefathers and ancestors, do give unto God, AND the church of .St. Peter, tithes and other donation3, -(Seldeti, cli. 11, s. 1.) THE DOG AND THK RAVEN.—A curious anecdote OF A RAVEN IS RELATED IN THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE. HE LIYEJ MANY YEARS AGO AT THE RED I.IONINN, HUNGERFORD, AN WAS CALLED RAFE. IT IS GIVEN IN THE WORDS OF A WHO LODGED AT THE INN COMING INTO THE INN YAJ\^ I SAYS HE, MY CHAISE RAN OVER AND BRUISED THE LEG OF NO J NEWFOUNDLAND DOG; AND WHILE I WAS EXAMINING THE 1 V JURY, RAFE WAS EVIDENTLY A CONCERNED SPECTATOR; FOR I MINUTE THE DOG WAS TIED UP UNDER THE MANGER WITH N1" J HORSE, RAFE NOT ONLY VISITED HIM, BUT BROUGHT HIM BOR»E < I AND ATTENDED HIM WITH PARTICULAR AND REPEATED MARKS J KINDNESS. I OBSERVED IT TO THE OSTLER, WHO TOLD ME TJ> > THE BIRD HAD BEEN BROUGHT UP WITH A DOG, AND THAT TJ> I AFFECTION BETWEEN THEM WAS MUTUAL, AND THAT ALL J NEIGHBOURHOOD HAD BEEN WITNESSES OF THPIR MANY I PROCAL ACTS OF KINDNESS. RATE'S POOR DOG AFTER A VVB' | BROKE HIS LEG, AND DURING THE. LONG TIME HE WAS | Rafe waited on him constantly, carried him his PR0LY I sions, and scarcely ever left him alone. One night. accident, the stable door had been shut, and Rafe BA J been deprived of the company of his friend the VV^0_0 NIGHT; BUT THE OSTLER FOUND IN THE MORNING THE DOOR > PICKED AWAY, THAT HAD IT NOT BEEN OPENED, IN ANOT!^Y I HOUR RAFE-WOULD HAVE MADE HIS OWN ENTRANCE.—M LANDLADY CONFIRMED THIS ACCOUNT, AND MENTIONED SEVER J OTHER ACTS OF KINDNESS SHOWN BY THIS BIRD TO ALL DOG3 general, but particularly to maimed or wounded ones-
FROM FRIDAY'S LONDON GAZETTfi- BANKRUPTCY ANNULLED. | J. SHARMAN, BIRMINGHAM, GROCER. I BANKRUPTS. G. B. Johnson, High street, Wapplnj, corn merchant. I J. C. Pelhatv, Shad Thames. Horselydown, whaifinder. VV. G. Sttibley,Castle street, Souihwark, hal H. I'oeock, Leather lane, ilea'.tr in potatoes. F. Gates, Bridges street, Covent g.irden, hotel keeper. VV. Moors, Ludtvortli, Derbyshiie, cotton manufacturer. Eo Badger, Merthyr Tydvil, Glamorganshire, currier- P. Massay, Longsight, near Manchester, cv>ach proprietor. r J. Robinson, Cockermouth,Cumberland, woollen maunf-'ct 1>I V1DKNDS. May 25, J. Jenkins, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, cabinet m May 24, C. Wood, Abchurch lane, hill broker—May '■2^» and Cleu<li, London street, Fenchuicti street, merchant* 2-t, W. M ibley, New Bridt'.e street, Vauxhall, pawnbroker— 30, L. Dauby and W. Wood, HortiC.iaUe, Lincolnshire, ilrape_. May 24, A.Wright and J. Woodhead. Honl»y, Yorkshire, June 3, P. Allen and J. Smith, Alcester 1111(1 Haselor, %VAI"Iflc r, shire, inillers-Alay 27, T, Maddocks, Liverpool, timber toe chants-May 27, J. Twemlow, Oldlidt", cotton spinner. CEHTIFIC \TES-l\IA Y :is, lollr B. Bowman and W. Thompson, Commercial road, J10 0g, manulacturets — H. Carter, Hastings chymi«t—J. Dick Ul vers ton, Lancashire, scrivener—J. ami W. Spencer, Sheffield,Northumberland, »teel Ble manuf icturers—F. L- Kingston upon Hull, wine merchant—A. Nico l, Gondnii s Kond street, tailor—C, Ryland, Birmingham, trou merrn»i jj W. E. J. Neep, Norwich, silversmith—D. I. Noad, Cop COURT, COMMISSION AGENT. 1
FROM TUESDAY S LONDON GAZETrP I INSOLVENT. [ FTLAYTJ—P. BOND, VVORCE<TER, WIUE .UERCHIIIT J BANKRUPTS. I J. Saunders, Abergavenny, Dionmouths'iiire, nLirt;(:ryinall, W.DICKINSON, EWER STREET, SOUTHWARK, HAIR MANUFACTURE I W. LEE, CUSTOM HOUSE, COMMISSION AGENT. | R. JONES, BRIDGE STREET, SOUTHWARK, HAT LEATHER CUTLER. J T. ROUTLEDGE, SHREWSBURY, SHROPSHIRE, SCRIVENER. I J. RADCLIFFE, STOCKPORT, CHESHIRE, COTTON SPINNER. I J. MARSTUU, MARKET ITASIU, LINCOLNSHIRE, SURGEON ) E. Roberts, Tyn-y-Coed, Carnarvonshire, pi? drover. S. and J. Martin, Clieltenham-;y"Bath, silversmith'. W. Atwood, Leives, Su sex, maker. VV. Biidge, jun., and J. Standring, Manchester, timber chants. DIVI I)E NDS. 10, May 30, E. Martin and T. C. Barker, Regent's palk S8 Jt. Cumberland market, Maryltbone, coal merchauts—May !I'øflJ Priestley, High Holborii, bookseller-M.ty 2V. C. Both& jsf C. Brlnsden, New Bond street, Hanover «)iiare, milliners- faf,I i0, T. Frith, High Holborn, ironlllt)ner-May 31, C. Upper Montague street, Marylebone, horse dealer— C.T. Heath, Seymour place, Euston square, engraver— v' \V. Lewis, Heading, Berkshire, retail brewer—May :.>9. SO. Chambers and W. Richardson, Milk street, atere R. Hulley, sen. Maldon, Esiex, tailor—May 31, *>'• "j|» Newark upon Trent, Nottinghamshire, miller—June 4, ^'juttf'1' burn, Newcastle upon Tyne, npholeterer—May 31, J• ,gt0'' Nottingham, lace manufacturer—May 31 J. Earle, K' jpg* upon Hull, stone mason-May il, T. Bush, Beeston, N ^tl" ham, lace manufacturer—June 4, G. Cuboru, Hornr|i»,TI,' Lincolnshire, innkeeper —May 31, J- Raby, Darlington, tl,il"»f tea dealer—June 5, J. Wood. Hood, Ywrkshire, cloth m igl turer—June 5, J. Cooper, Liverpool, bone dealer-.Sla)r 160 Sergeant Ross, Lincolnshire, maltster—May 28, T. ,°'j'h0" Kirton in Lindsey, Lincolnshire, scrivener—May 23, J- ISrouglilon, Lincolnshire, merchant—May 31, F. Lear, ^ti wood hill, Gloucestershire, tallow chandler—Slay glid* W, H. Rideing, Liverpool, merchants—Jnne 10, H. QfO3*' W«odfold park, Lancashire, merchant—June to, J. Burnley, Lancashire, cotton spinuer. CERTIFICATES—MAY 2S. BK R. Gale and R. Mayor, Mancbestei. dyers—J. Muc mingham, stamper—J. Swain, Manchester, woollen ( Holmes, (Liverpool, wine merchant—W. Hanki"< :.(o»l'e •Lancashire,stone mason— C, Hawkswerth, Liverpool' ■i