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voice was lost in the tumult. Eventually the debate, on the motion of Mr. Hume, was adjourned.

July 22.-A motion of Mr. Hume, that Mr. Keith be taken into custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for bis conduct in respect to the Ipswich election, was postponed till Friday. Mr. Sparrow was ordered to be called to the bar and discharged. The debate on the motion to the same effect on behalf of Mr. Clipperton was postponed till Friday. Mr. Wason ooke of the conduct of Clipperton as having been peculiarly culpable.- The Earl of Darlington considered that the opposition to the motion was characterised by vindictive feeling; the Member opposite ought not to be bis own counsel.--Mr. Wason declared that he was not actuated by vindictive feeling ; to say so was not true. The adjourned debate on the Irish Church Bill was then resumed.-Mr. Hume opened the debate, supporting the Bill, and declaring that if it were not passed the Irish Church must not expect any more aid from Parliament.—Mr. Goulburn supported the proposition of Sir R. Peel, considering that the tithe question was the fit subject for legislation, and required some measure, but that the appropriation provisions ought to be separately considered.--Sir J. Grabam, at considerable length, also supported the proposition of Sir R. Peel.-Lord Howick spoke decidedly in favour of the whole Bill, and against any separation of it; if the suggestion could be carried, he should be prepared to abandon the Bill. If the resistance could succeed, there would be passive resistance to the payment of rents. He should prefer the rejection of the whole Bill, rather than the separation.-On the motion of Mr. Brotherton, the debate was again adjourned.

July 23.—The Weights and Measures' Bill was considered in Committee. An amendment of Mr. Estcourt, that all the portion of the clause relative to the stamping of weights, and the regulation of the fees for stamping them, be omitted, was carried on a division, by a majority of 33 against 32. The House then resumed, and went pro formá into Committee on the Election Expenses Bill, which was ordered to be printed with alterations, and read a third time on Wednesday next.Mr. Sparrow, having appeared at the bar in custody, was admonished by the Speaker for his conduct in respect to the Ipswich election, and then discharged, on payment of the fees. The question of the unstamped press was brought under the notice of the House by Mr. Robinson, who observed that the Government ought to put an end to the gross violation of the law which was every day committed in the metropolis. -The Attorney-General, in reply, stated that he had taken steps, and would continue to do so while the stamp duties existed, to see the law executed.-Mr. Hume gave notice that on Tuesday, the 30th of July, at which time be expected the evidence of the Select Committee upon Orange Lodges would be upon the table, he should call the attention of the House to the establishment of Orange Lodges in the army, and propose certain resolutions upon the subject. If the evidence were not published in time he should put off his motion.- l'he Attorney-General obtained leave to bring in a Bill to place Sheriffs of cities on the same footing with the Sheriffs of counties-that the same oaths should be required of both.– The debate on the Irish Church Bill was then again resumed. Mr. Ward spoke in favour of the Bill, and against the separation of it as proposed by Sir R. Peel.—Sir R. Bateson strongly opposed the Bill, and supported Sir R. Peel's proposition. He eulogised Sir J. Graham's speech as able, conclusive, and statesman-like.—Mr. Shiel and Lord Morpeth supported the Bill.-Mr. Serjeant Jackson resisted the Bill; as did Lord Stanley, who exposed the fallacy of the calculations of surplus, if the Protestant Establishment were to be maintained in Ireland.-Lord John Russell defended the Bill at some length, declaring that it had been brought forward most conscientiously, and after the fullest and most anxious consideration – Mr. O'Connell concluded ihe debate, speaking strongly for the Bill. The House then divided. The numbers

-For Sir R. Peel's proposition, 282; against it, 319; majority in favour of Ministers, 37. The House then resolved into Committee on the Bill, afterwards reported progress, and then adjourned.

July 24.-The Attorney-General brought in a Bill to amend and explain the oaths taken by Sheriffs of cities, and counties of cities. The object of the Bill bad reference to the case of one of the present Sheriffs of London. It was a read a first time, and the second reading ordered for Tuesday next.—Mr. Freshfield moved that Mr. Clipperton be called to the bar, in order to his being reprimanded by the Speaker, and discharged.- Lord John Russell suggested the propriety of deferring the motion until the evidence had been printed, and moved its postponement tili Monday, which, on a division, was carried by a majority of 29.-The AttorneyGeneral moved that the Imprisonment for Debt Abolition Bill be re-committed.

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Mr. Law proposed its adjournment till Monday. On a division, the numbers were, for reading the order, 96; against it, 14. The House then went into Committee on the Bill. Many alterations were proposed, and several divisions took place. The report of the Bill, as amended, was ordered to be received on Monday, to which day the House adjourned.

July 27.-On the order of the day being moved for going into Committee on the Irish Church Bill, Mr. S. Crawford moved, as an amendment, an address to his Majesty, praying him to take into consideration the distress in Mayo, which he withdrew after a short discussion. On the House resolving into Committee, the consideration of the clauses up to the 49th was then proceeded with, wben the Chairman reported progress.

July 28.--The amendments of the Lords to the Merchant Seamen's Registration Bill were agreed to.-Captain G. Berkeley brought up the report of the Committee on the motion to admit ladies to hear the debates. The report was received with cheers, and ordered to be printed. — The report of the Hull election Committee was brought up, and Colonel Thompson, the sitting member, declared elected.

July 29.-Captain Boldero inquired whether there was truth in the representations ibat some British sailors had been shot by order of Don Carlos ?-Lord Palmerston replied that the only information he bad received was from the Commander of the “ Ringdove,” who stated that some marines having straggled away had been taken ; that one had been shot in consequence of the order of Don Carlos respecting all foreigners in arms; and that the others had been marched into the country. These men had belonged to Commodore Henry's squadron, who assisted in the defence of Bilboa against Don Carlos.- The House then went into Committee on the Church of Ireland Bill.-Clauses 58 to 100 were forthwith adopted withont discussion.—Mr. Shaw objected to clause 101, as he could not consent to abolish minister's money.—The Bill went through the Committee, Lord Morpeth afterwards moving that there be advanced 50,0001, from the Consolidated Fund to the Irish Church Commissioners, for the purpose of being used to promote general education. -Agreed to.—The House then resolved into Committee on the Church of Ireland Act, 3 and 4 Wm. IV., c. 100, sec. 19, relating to the 1,000,0001. advanced for the relief of the Clergy of Ireland, and to regulate the remaining portion of the disbursement.--The discussion then proceeded, and the motion was eventually agreed to.The Chairman then reported progress. The County Coroners' Bill, and the Polls at Elections Bill, severally passed through Committees without any material amendment, after which the House adjourned.

July 30.- At the evening sitting Mr. Clipperton was called to the bar, repri. manded and discharged.—The report of the Committee on the Irish Church Bill, embodying certain resolutions, was brought up and agreed to.-Lord F. Egerton reported to the House from the Yarmouth Committee, tbat a man named Prentice had refused to answer questions. He was ordered to attend the House on Friday.-The Attorney General said that he had, with the sanction of Government, prepared two charters, which he thought would satisfy the object of the House in a resolution to which they had come, and the gracious intentions of his Majesty. By the first charter the London University was established, not as a University, but as a College, under the name of “The London University College,” with power to manage the atfairs of the institution as they were now managed. By the second charter a Metropolitan University was established, with power of granting degrees to all who shall study there, or at institutions similar to the London University College.---Mr. M. O'Connell moved for a Committee on General Darling's conduct, which was opposed by the Ministers, but after some discusion, it was carried-the numbers being, for the motion, 57; against it, 49; majority, 8.

July 31.—The Committee on the Irish Tithe Bill for the insertion of additional clauses was postponed till Monday.-A Select Committee to consider the York Election was appointed on the motion of Lord John Russell.—The Bill relating to the revenues of the Established Church was read a third time.- Mr. Sergeant Perrin brought forward his motion for leave to bring in a Bill to provide for the better regulation of Corporations in Ireland. The Bill chiefly proposes to assimilate the law to the projected law for England, suggesting, however, a 51. household franchise as requisite in Ireland, in many instances, to secure a constituency. After a short discussion, the motion was agreed to. The Bill was afterwards brought in and read a first time.-Lord Morpeth moved for leave to bring in a Bill for the prevention and speedy punishment of offences against the public peace in Ireland, which waa agreed to. The Music and Dancing License Bill went through a Committee. The report of the Imprisonment for Debt Bill was agreed to, and the third reading fixed for Monday.—The Stafford Disfranchisement Bill was postponed for a fortnight.

August 3.- The Chancellor of the Exchequer entered into a detailed explanation of the terms of the loan contracted for on Monday, which he described as highly advantageous to the country. The House then went into Committee on the Church of Ireland Bill. Several amendments were proposed and negatived, and the whole of the clause baving been agreed to, the House resumed. - Lord John Russell obtained leave to bring in a Bill further to reduce the Militia Staffs in Great Britain and Ireland. The Sheriffs' Regulation Bill, and the Limitations of the Polls at Elections Bill, were severally read a third time and passed.

August 4.-On the motion of Mr. G. Berkeley, that the report of the Committee for the admission of Ladies to the Gallery of that House be received, a division took place, when the numbers were—for the motion, 86—against it 89—majority against the motion, 3.--Mr. Hume' brought forward his promised motion respecting Orange associations in the army.- Lord John Russell proposed the adjournment of the debate until Tuesday next, when he should suggest that those resolutions which contained general statements should be omitted.

August 5.-— There being only 22 Members present at four o'clock, the House adjourned till Thursday.

August 6.—Lord F. Egerton, as Chairman, reported from the Committee on the Great Yarmouth Election, that E. H. Lushington Preston, Esq., J. E. Lalor, Esq., and Green, Esq., received notices, but declined to answer the questions put to them. The witnesses were called in and admonished by the Speaker.-Mr. Plumtre moved for the minutes of evidence at the trial by Court Martial of Captain Acheson, of the Royal Artillery, at Malta, in the year 1824. The House divided, when there appeared for the motion, 27; against it, 54.

August 7.-The Committee for inquiring into the case of General Darling having been appointed, on the motion of Mr. M. O'Connell, Lord John Russell brought forward his motion for restricting the Committee from entering into the circumstances connected with the Court-Martial upon Captain Robison. An amendment was proposed by Mr. M. O'Connell, to the effect that the Committee should have power to inquire into every thing, with the exception only of the finding and the sentence. A debate ensued, in which several Hon, Members took part. The llouse divided, when there appeared for the motion 89, for the amendment 86.—The Irish Church Bill was re-committed. On the million clause an amendment was proposed by Mr. Hume; three clauses were also proposed by Mr. B. Bingham. After considerable discussion, they were withdrawn. The remaining clauses of the Bill having been agreed to, the House resumed.The second reading of the Militia Bill was agreed to, after some discussion, without a division.-The House adjourned at three o'clock.

August 10.—The House resolved itself into a Committee of Supply, when the Miscellaneous Estimates were proceeded with, and several grants were voted.After some angry personal altercation, the discussion of the Irish Municipal Corporations Bill was postponed to Wednesday.-Mr. Hume moved the re-appointment of the Select Committee to inquire into Orange Lodges in the British army. This motion was resisted by Mr. Nicol and other Members, on account of the lateness of the hour.-Mr. Hume consented to postpone bis motion for the re-appointment of the Committee until Tuesday.

August 11.–At the evening sitting, on the motion of Lord F. Egerton, W. Prentice was discharged out of custody, having answered the questions put to him by the Yarmouth Committee.-The reduction of the Militia Staff Bill passed through a Committee.-On the motion of Mr. Hume, a Committee was appointed to inquire into the institution and extent of Orange Lodges in Great Britain and the colonies.

- The Order of the Day for resuming the adjourned debate on Orange Lodges in Ireland was then read.

August 12.-The Municipal Corporations (Ireland) Bill was read a second time, after a brief discussion.—The Prisons' Regulation Bill went through a Committee, after an ineffectual effort to get Bridewell exempted from its operation.—Lord Morpeth moved the third reading of the Irish Church Bill. The Bill was, after some discussion, read a third time and passed.—The Slave-owners' Compensation Bill passed through a Committee.—The Imprisonment for Debt Bill and the Tea Duties Bill were severally reported, and ordered to be read a third time on Thursday.

August 13.—At the evening sitting the Tea Duties Bill was read a third time, and passed. On the motion that the Militia Staff Reduction Bill be read a third time, after some discussion, the third reading was carried by a majority of 100 ; the ayes being 109, the noes 9.—The Irish Corporations' Bill went through Committee, as did the Peace Preservation (Ireland) Bill.

August 14.- The Slave Owner's Compensation Bill was read a third time.- The Budget.—In Committee of Ways and Means, the Chancellor of the Exchequer rose to submit to the House his financial statement for the year ending the 5th of April 1835, but in consequence of the unusual lateness of the riod at which he was in. troducing his statement, he was enabled to include the last quarter, ending 5th July. The Hon. Gentleman announced to the House, that in April last there appeared a surplus of 902,0001., and that in July there was a surplus of 1,205,0001.; these two estimates, however, did not include any provision for the payment of the interest on the West India loan. His calculations with regard to the ensuing year led bim to the conclusion that the amount of revenue for that year would be 45,550,000l., the amount of expenditure 44,715,0001., thus leaving a surplus of 835,000l. As to the disposition of the surplus in their possession it was to be remembered that there must be deducted from that sum the amount of interest on the West India loan, which would probably not exceed 6 or 700,0001., after which deduction the surplus remaining would not be sufficient to enable him to make any very great reductions in taxation. He should propose, first, with regard to spirit licenses, that parties should be at liberty to take out licenses for the sale of a quantity of spirits limited to fifty gallons, and that in such cases the duty should be reduced. He should also propose a reduction in the duty upon fint glass, of 4d., viz., from 6d. to 2d., wbich would probably, in the first instance, occasion a loss of about 60 or 70,0001., but would, he had no doubt, hereafter be the means of increasing the revenue upon that article. The third subject for reduction was the stamp duties in Ireland, as regarded awards consequent upon arbitrations relating to sums under a certain amount; a measure which be trusted would be very beneficial to the humbler classes in that country. The House then resumed.- The Exchequer Courts Bill (Ireland) passed through a Committee.—Adjourned.

August 15.—The Speaker took the Chair at twelve o'clock.- Lord J. Russell appeared at the Bar, and informed the House that be held in his hand bis Majesty's most gracious answer to the resolutions of that House on the subject of Orange lodges in the army, which had been communicated to his Majesty. His Majesty assured his faithful Commons that he had perused with the greatest attention their resolutions, and that he could assure them that the subject had, and should continue to receive his best and most serious consideration, and that his faithful Commons might rely on his firm determination to adopt those measures that may appear the most effectual to discourage such injurious practices, and to prevent the formation of such societies in the army.—Mr. Baring brought up the reports on the “ Ways and Means,” and the Excise Laws, which were agreed to. The Attorney-General moved the third reading of the Bill to abolish Imprisonment for Debt.

August 17.-The Municipal Corporations (Ireland) Bill was read a third time and passed.

August 18.-The Prisons Regulations Bill was read a third time and passed.The Constabulary Force (Ireland) Bill passed through a Committee.—Mr. W. Patten reported from the Select Committee on Orange Institutions in Great Britain and the Colonies that Lieut.-Col. Fairman had been called upon to produce a letter-book stated to be in his possession, and which contained copies of letters entered by himself and agents, and had refused to comply with such requisition. It was ordered that Lieut.-Col. Fairman should attend at the bar of the House to-morrow.

Died.-At Ilfracombe, aged 80, Catherine widow of the Rev. John Roget, and sister of the late Sir Samuel Romilly,

At Esher, Lieut.-Gen. George Cookson, R.A.

At Oswaldkirk, York, the Rev. T. Comber, aged 71, rector of that parish.

The “India Gazette" annonnces that the Rajah of Jaypore died on the 5th of April.

At Bayswater, aged 62, S. W. Reynolds, Esq., engraver to their Majesties.

At Naples, Thomas Janics Mathias, Esq. in his 82nd year. This gentleman was the Author of the celebrated “ Pursuits of Literature."

In Albemarle Street, Mr. Charles Wild, in iv52nd year of his age.

Married.-- At St. Mary's, Paddington, Henry Bickersteth, Esq., King's Counsel, to Lady Jane Elizabeth Harley, eldest daughter of the Earl of Oxford.

At St. Pancras, the Rev. Robert Deedles Wilmot, M.A., Vicar er Kennington, in Hants, to Jane, youngest daughter of Charles Tutaer, Esq. A.RA.

Mr. Jonathan Wood, to Miss Sturtivant, only dangler of the Rev. Mr. Sturtivant.

The Hon. J.J. B. Ponsonby, son of Lord Duncanyon, and member for Derby, will shortly lead to the hymepeal altar the beautiful and accomplished daughter of the Earl of Durham.

THE

METROPOLITAN.

OCTOBER, 1835.

LITERATURE.

NOTICES OF NEW WORKS.

Philanthropic Economy; or, the Philosophy of Happiness, practically

applied to the Social, Political, and Commercial Relations of Great Britain. By Mrs. Loudon, Author of “First Love,” “ Fortune Hunting,” and “Dilemmas of Pride." Edward Churton, 26, Holles Street.

As the light of civilization has gradually spread over man, the execrations of the good have become more general and more loud upon the reli. gious warfares that formerly desolated the fairest countries of Europe, and, at one period, seemed to threaten almost universal depopulation. Murders committed under the pretended sanction of the cross, have always been the most horrible, as we believe them to be the most inexpiable ; and thrice accursed must the inciters to those atrocities be. We are compelled to state, for Mrs. Loudon's information, that there are some characters now living, who are playing, we hope unconsciously, as far as they dare, the same impious part. Wolves in sheep's clothing have ever been looked upon as the types of mingled ferocity and hypocrisy, yet when we see the incendiary array himself in the white vestments of innocence, and assuming the attire of the Lamb of God, breathe forth provocatives to rebellion, and ultimately instigate to many-handed murder, we are bound to exclaim of such ignorance, “ Lord, forgive him, for he knoweth not what he doeth.” The work before us is the invention of a female Benthamite, one of those who bow to the Dagon Brougham, who as yet remains erect on his altar, but we trust soon will be prostrate--by an authoress, who, lifting the banner of equality, would remodel the social system under the plea, that it is the Lord's will, that all his creatures should be at ease and happy. In order to bring the higher classes into disrepute, and thus to assist to effect the regeneration she aims at, she thus speaks of our aristocracy.

“ Yet, as what calls itself education is now conducted, the few are diligently made worse than ignorant; being from their cradles imbued with forced false associations, but too welcome to selfishness; and sent into life, blinded by deep-rooted prejudices, teaching them to believe the monstrous and blasphemous falsehood, that for them, the few, and their children, from generation to generation, to prey upon the many, and their children, from generation to generation, is a part of the order of nature, as prescribed by its benevolent Author. And, as though this were not enough, a certain portion of this, thus judiciously educated few, go forth, by

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