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MONTHLY CHRONICLE OF PUBLIC EVENTS,
SCOTTISH LISTS, &c.
No. 11.- Vol. II.
MONDAY, JULY 1, 1833.
PRICE THREE HALF-PENCE.
NEWS OF THE MONTH.
and last chance from them, and, renouncing honesty, consistency, and faithful dealing, lost every remain
ing claim to confidence and respect. By the IRISH The Wuds are still in power; not by the per- CHƯRCH REFORM Bill, they had pledged themsonal affection of the King, if that alone were selves to stand or fall. It, like the Law Reform, ever a legitimate tenure of office; nor yet by the
was but a small measure, but it distinctly recogaffection of confidence of the people ; but solely nized one great principle, the power of the State and singly from the prudence and policy of one
to apply Church property to public purposes. It was part of the Conservatives and the sufferance of
a small but hopeful beginning : an attempt to enter another. The time of the Tories is not yet come. the wedge side-ways, which every honest unpreju. Our account of the proceedings in Parliament will diced man, and every friend of pure religion and of discover the present bearings of parties, and the Christianity untainted by state corruptions rejoiced springs of action, as well as show what business has at. But the Ministers took fright, and cut down their been transacted or begun. To expose the Go-sheet-anchor bill, to square it to the wishes of the vernment in the pitiful plight of bafled men, the Peers and Bishops. Not to avoid an injustice, or corDuke of Wellington made his grand attempt, of rect a mistake-no, but to shun collision with the which the motive was so transparent, that it rather other House. This conduct, cowardly, faithless, and helped the defeated party with the nation--which grossly impolitic, has drawn upon them the contempt does not hold at a pin's fee the dispute between of the sneering Tory Peers, whose imagined wishes the brothers of Portugal, nor mind what policy is form the gauge of Whig measures in the Commons, pursued so long as this country is kept free of , and destroyed any remaining confidence and lingertrouble and expense for Miguel's cause or for Pedro's ing regard felt for their party. Even this abject subright. Lord Lyndhurst's attempt also recoiled on mission, this mean compromise and sacrifice of the projector. He almost avowed the party rean honour, mar fail of its object. It is not yet certain sons of the concerted Tory opposition to the very that the Lords will pass the mutilated Church Resmall and cautious measure of Law Reform pro- form Bill, and they avow an intention of opposing posed by Lord Brougham--a pigmy measure, in the Jew Emancipation Bill; but that is not a Cadeed, compared with the gigantic and monstrous binet measure, so the Whigs wont stir on that. abuse it is meant to correct. It was suffered to the meanest advocates of the worst measures of pass at last as if in compliment to the individual the Government are scarcely able to lift up their projector. If brought forward by the Govern- faces to defend them here. Prudential considerament, it was almost in as many words intimated tions are urged, and then the clause, the very touchthat it and they would have been smashed to-stone, “ was really not so very important.” Lord gether. The truth is, the Peers do not care Althorp.formerly boasted that the sum placed at the about it; it may hurt a set of lawyers, but does disposal of Parliament by this bill would be nearly not touch on their special preserves. The Chan-three millions. His advocates now contend," that cellor was the very pink of courtesy in this de- the sum would not be nearly so great ; so it is after mate; though he could not help remarking that all bat the sacrifice of a barren, an abstract prinsuch reasons of opposing a measure for the public ciple which Ministers make to the Peers.” The good, “tended very much to raise or rather to assertion of that barren principle was viewed as sustain, the high character which the House enjoyed the almost solitary good act of the Whig Govern. out of doors !”
ment. It was considered the germ of a thorough Those repeated, insansate, and premature attenipts Church purgation-hailed by the Catholics of Ire(Sir Robert Peel sees them to be so) tended to set the land, the Dissenters of England, and the PresbyMinistry once more right with the people. They terians of Scotland, as a pledge of liberal designs gave the Whigs hope of a favourable re-action, when, and of sincerity. It is forfeited with disgrace upon the night of Friday the 21st,-a black night which the Whigs can never retrieve.
what a in Whig history, and a fatal one to Lord Grey's Co- pricahnre they purchased a few months longer and vernment,--they voluntarily cast every advantage ofre!
and quoted Vattel and Sir William Scott. Earl Great discontent without, and a stormy opposi- Grey' replied ; the Duke was supported by the tion in Parliament have arisen from Lörd Althorp's Earl of Aberdeen'and Lord Eldón, and the Pre scheme of renewing the Bank Charter, which is like mier by the Marquis of Lansdowne.' The House to prove another abortion. The inhabitants of divided—for the Duke's motion so, against it 68. Scotland are to a man discontented with one thing Majority against Ministers 12. There was, of or other. Besides the general policy of the Go- course, sad consternation ; and this time to vernment, they have special causes of discontent in Lord Ébrington, on whom it usually falls to help the Bankrupt and Borough Refory Bills, and the a lame doy over a stile ; but Colonel Davies, on appointment of the Law Commission. The inha- the same evening, gave notice of a motion, “exbitants of Edinburgh are about ready to order pressive of the confidence of the House in Mi. their representatives to resign. A meeting of the nisters relative to their conduct in the affairs of working classes is to be held to petition for ballot Portugal.” On the appointed night Colonel Davies: and triennial Parliaments.
“ That a humble address be presented to his Majesty, On Thursday last Mr. Cobbett in presenting a regretting the continuance of hostilities in Portagal, and petition made a very startling statement, respect- expressive of the grateful acknowledgments of twat House ing spies belonging to the police establishment, spect to the affairs of that country."
for the conduct pursued by his Majesty's Ministers with rewhich he supported by a string of extraordinary facts. Policemen had joined in the late meetings and supported, among others, by Mr. O'Connell,
This motion was seconded by Lord Morpeth, of the Unions, paid money for banners and to pro- and the Liberal party generally. On the division, cure arms, and incited to acts of outrage and sedi- the votes were, for Ministers, 361, against theni tion. These will be better known when Mr. Cob- 98 ; majority, 263. This was considered a triumpha bett's motion for a committee of inquiry is debated. rendered more complete by the very concise reply It is expected that Parliament will be prorogued the Marquis of Wellesley as Lord Steward'; and
sent by his Majesty to the Peers. It was read by early in August ; whether it ever meet again no
was in these wordsmember can tell. The present House has been so
“ I have presented to his Majesty the address agreed to perfectly docile and amenable to their fuglemen, by your Lordships on Monday last, and to that address bis that the Tories, though in power, might almost Majesty has been pleased to return this most gracious an! venture to try them. They have the habit as well swer—'I had already taken all such measures es appeared as the instinct of submission.
to me to be necessary for maintaining the neutrality takich
I have determined to observe in the contest now carrying POLITICAL UNIONS.
on in Portugal.” A Mr. Finch, some say a green, and others a
LABUR RATE BILL. bull-finch, has proposed to Lord Althorp to put On the 13th, the Duke of Richmond moved the down the Political Unions. The Earl of Winchel- second reading of a Bill to amend the Labour Rate sea did something of the same kind in the Peers. Act of last session. This was opposed by the Both Earl Grey and Lord Althorp gave those Bishop of London, as one of the Poor-Law Comsuggestions the go-by.
missioners. The measure would be the ruin of the
clergy. It would deprive them of the means of HOUSE OF PEERS.
subsistence. He knew of an instance where the Ox Thursday the 30th May, the Duke of Wel labour-rate on the incumbent amounted to L.900 lington gave notice of a motion for Monday the 3d per annum, while the living produced only L.1000. June, regarding the policy pursued by Ministers The bill was read a second time and committed. with Portugal. The Duke wont to be cautious of
LOCAL JURISDICTIONS BILL. general engagements with the French armies, but
On the 17th, the Lord Chancellor moved a Com: he adopts different tactics with the Whigs. This mittee of the House on this hill. . Another col8. was intended for a fair trial of strength, a demon- sion was expected here, and another overthrow of stration of Tory power, and the entire discomfi.
the Ministers. The House was crowded with ture of the Ministry. The Duke sometimes reckons strangers, aud party ladies -Whig and Tory: without his host. Sir Robert Peel could not have but especially of the latter sort. The object of been of his counsels on this occasion.
the bill is admitted to be good, so far as it goed On the 3d the Duke moved
It is, at best, a puny experiment in correcting “ That an humble address be presented to his Majesty, local courts, somewhat similar in principle to our
the enormous evils of the ciril law, by instituting. most respectfully entreating that his Majesty would be pleased to give euch directions as may enforce the observance, by Sheriff-Courts.* We grieve to say that this dehis Majesty's subjects, of the neutrality declared by his bate was rather looked upon as a party contest, than Majesty in the contest now carrying on in Portugal."
a grave discussion, tending to cheapen justice. Ile said that the subject was one of paramount Lord Brougham supported his plan with his ens importance. The alliance between England and Portugal had been of long standing, recognized by
* We hope our Scotch Jurisdictions may deserve the euall the powers of Europe, and one from which both logium Lord Brougham passed upon them :—"A man, countries had derived immense advantages.
he said, “ in Scotland who sued for L.100, would not find The Duke made a rather long speech-for him ; I goes beyond our experience of law.
himself more out of pocket than twenty shillings.** Thris
tomary ability ; Lord Lyndhurst, the Ex-Chancel
HOUSE OF COMMONS. 4 lor, on whom the battle of the Tories devolved, opposed the bill, and our Sheriffs' Courts received
WEDNESDAY, May 29. no mercy at his hands. The Scotch Courts worked abominably ; and he could
Sir Richard Vyvyan and Mr. Goulbourn pre. quote the declaration of Mr. Cutlar Fergusson to prove the sented each petitions for the continuation of slavgreat detay in the administration of justice, which was the ery; and Mr. Buxton forty pet ns,“ signed consequence of confiding so much to their jurisdiction. In by persons who could not persuade themselves to faot, the practice of the Scotch Courts was admitted to be believe that men and women are legal chattels." a nuisance. The Sheriff-Depute frequently never looked at his papers ; and in one county some rose-leaves were Whether they be or not, this country must pay for put between the pages, and the papers were returned with them as such. The West Indian deputation, Mr. the rose-leaves unruffled. The cheapness of law was felt to Stanley said, had waited upon him with the followbe a great curse in America, as appeared from the accounts of Captain Basil Hall, and Mr. Faux.
ing modest proposal :
He maintained, that in many respects it would also prove a curse to this
That a grant should be made to the colonists of country. The Local Judges would become mere drones, L.44,000,000 sterling ; that the colonial proprietors should and the barristers men upon whose honour no reliance enjoy all existing rights over the slaves for a period of could be placed. Judges, barristers, and attorneys, would one-and-forty years_(" Hear, hear!" and laughter;) and be involved by it in one common ruin. Its establishment that the one-and-forty years was to be estimated from the would cost the country not L. 150,000, but L.250,000, or
time the L.44,000,000 could be paid out of the wages of the L.300,000; and to pay such a súm for vague, indefinite, slaves, with four per cent. interest, and one per cent. sinkand uncertain justice, was an absurdity which the other ing fund. (Renewed laughter.) He imagined that the House of Parliament never would sanction.
House would not think him possessed of too much modesty, He moved that the Bill be read a second time because he did not venture to propose such a plan as that
for its consideration. that day six months.
Mr. Stanley then announced some changes in Lord Brougham defended his bill. Lord Lynd- his original plan, and others on the following hurst's expectations were baffled—the Ministers week, which have since been adopted--the emana were not left in a minority--there was no divi, cipationists being rather inclined to support a halfsion. The bill has since made another stage, opposed measure than hazard all. This country presents by Lord Eldon.
the planters with twenty millions! as compensaThe Earl of Winchelsen asked Earl Grey if any tion, or to reconcile them to doing tardy justice
to their slaves. measure was to be taken to put an end to Poli. tical Unions ?
In a subsequent debate on this question, Lord Earl Grey said, that whenever it became necessary to
Althorp said he was confident the people would not carry into effect any extraordinary law 10 put down these object to the grant of compensation. societies the proper measures would be adopted. He had Mr. Charles Buller replied :expressed his opinion of these Political Unions, but he did Ministers proposed L.20,000,000 as the amount of not think any steps now necessary.
compensation ; but Mr. Stanley might just as well have Lord Eldon thought the Law Officers of the Crown ought asked for L.100,000,000. Indeed, he did not know, but to protect that House from seditious attacks.
that during the course of the evening he might ask for Lord Melbourne deprecated Political Unions, but as to L.5,000,000, or for L.50,000,000 more. (A laugh.) The prosecutions for sedition and libel he thought they were Chancellor of the Exchequer appeared to bave no hesitation, impolitic.
in this instance, in granting the public money to any Lord Segrave said, these Unions would have been long annount. In fact, it appeared to him that the noble Lord, ago put down but for the formation of Conservative Clubs. proceeding on the principles on which he did, inight as weli
Lord Eldon wished the noble Earl would prove that. at once pay off, not only the interest, but the principal of (Loud laughter.)
this sum, by doubling the malt-duty and the house and COLONIAL SLAVERY.
window tax for the next three years. (A laugh.) He did The resolutions of the Commons have been not mean, in any remarks which he made, to give any disagreed to by the Peers, after soine trifling debate pleasure to his Majesty's Ministers. (Laughter.) -all, save an amendment of Mr. Buxton's on the
This plan of compensation was what had been 5th, embodied in the words, that the education of actually desired by the West Indians. the slaves should be “ on liberal and comprehen
Mr. Pryme thought L.20,000,000 decidedly more sive principles." These obnoxious words were
than the market value of the slave's. omitted on an amendment moved by the Duke of
Lord Sandon thought L.25,000,000 was no more Wellington...i
than the planters' were entitled to.
Mr. Stanley's plan was carried by large majori. * What a wonderful man this Captain Basil Hall must ties; and at the expense of twenty millions to this be! We find Bishops quoting him, with Dr. Chalmers, in oppressed country, and the continuation of the questions of religious establishments; and Ex-Lord Chan- West India monopoly to the planters, and the cellors referring to his opinion as against the cheap, effec-immediate rise of colonial produce, the Africans tual, universal justice, promptly administered by the simple will at last be what their Creator made themRepublican tribunals of the United States. Why does not the Duke of Wellington close Vattel, who, Lord Brougham free, though still hampered by the regularions and asserts, is but a ninny to Bynckershoecks, and open Cap- trammels thought necessary to the interests of tain Basil Hall. To hear these great personages talk, Ame- their task-masters. Some of Mr. Stanley's changes rica would appear some new discovered country, which this daring navigator, a philosopher, a statist, and mighty autho- are for the interest of the slave, if, unlike many rity on religion and law, had been the first to examine and of his educated white brethren, the negro hay report upon.
energy, self-command, and perseverance sufficii
to improve them. It seems to have been the game would result not merely to the Bank, but to the of the West Indians to affect difficulty, in order to country, from a publication of the Bank accounts beat up the amount of compensation. They have. Mr. Grote was not disposed to quarrel with the f: succeeded in their object. It will be for the friends siple of Lord Althorp's plan, as far as he could understre of the slaves still to watch how the measures for it. He concurred in all i hat he said respecting the te their advantage are carried into effect. Every tages to be derived from pnblicitą.
He saw yo material objection to the plan as a sus slave proprietor will receive his quota of the That part of it which went to make Bank of Eagles twenty millions; but will the slaves be equally notes a legal tender was of essential importance. secure of the benefits thus dearly purchased tur
TUESDAY, June 11. then ?
EAST INDIA COMPANY,
Mr. Charles Grant, before a committee of the On Friday, the 31st May, Lord Althorp un.
whole House, opened up this important questi folded the intended plan on which the Bank Char- in a very long speech, which concluded with the fal ter was to be renewed for twenty-one years, on lowing concise and well-considered resolutions : conditions. There is some good in the limitation.
1. That it is expedient that all his Majesty's cabines The propositions were,
should be at liberty to repair to the ports of the same 1. The charter is to be renewed for twenty-one years, empire of China, and to trade in tea and in all other part subject to this condition, that at the expiration of ten ductions of the said empire, subject to ench regulations » years, the then existing Government may put an end to it, Parliament shall enact for the protection of the rootetti! by giving twelve months' notice.
and political interests of this country. 2. That it is esse 2. No banking company, consisting of more than six dient that, in case the East India Company shall tranet partners, is to issue notes payable on demand, within the to the Crown, on behalf of the Indian territory, all 250 metropolis, or sixty-five miles of it. Banking Companies, and claims of every description belonging to the aid Caes. however, consisting of any number of partners established pany, the Crown, on behalf of the Indian territory, shill at a greater distance from London than sixty-five miles, take on itself all the obligations of the said Company, at may draw bills on London, without restriction as to the whatever description, and that the said Company skall amount, and issue notes payable in London.
ceive from the revenues of the said territory such a sin, 3. Bank of England notes are to be a legal tender, ex and paid in such a manner and under such regulations, as cept at the Bank itself or its branches.
Parliament shall enact. 3. That it is expedient that there 4. Bills of no longer date than three months are not to Government of the British possessions in India be intrusel be subject to the Usury Laws.
to the said Company, under such conditions and regula. 5. An account of the state of Bank issues, and of the tions as Parliament shall enact, for the purpose of extend. quantity of coin and bullion on hand, is to be delivered ing the commerce of this country, and of securing the good weekly to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and an average government, and promoting the moral and religious is. to be published quarterly in the Gazette.
provement of the people of India. 6. A bill is to be introduced into Parliament for the regulation of Country Banks; and its provisions are to be
It is understood that the East India Conapany such as shall induce joint-stock banking companies to cir- have ceased their opposition. Mr. Grant obtained culate Bank of England notes.
leave to bring in his bill which he said was ready. 7. The allowance to the Bank for transacting the pub. Other preliminary steps have been taken, and this Jic business is to be reduced by the sum of L. 120,000; and the Bank agrees to receive from the Government 25 per
measure may be considered as settled upon the cent. of the debt of L. 14,500,000 now due.
principle of the above resolution. Lord Althorp then explained. The debt due by
IMPRISONMENT FOR DEBT, the country to the Bank was L.14,160,000, on which On Thursday the 13th, Sir John Campbell, the sum the bank complained that they lost i per cent. Solicitor-General, brought in a bill to abolish iminterest. He proposed paying off 25 per cent. of prisonment for debt, except in cases of fraud. He the entire debt, and the Bank Directors (who proposed to give creditors a claim against all kinds are delighted with Lord Althorp's plan, as well of property possessed by the debtor. Another they may) had, he stated, consented to pay for proposition as a protection to creditors is equi. their advantages L.120,000 a-year, [that is, they valent to our Scotch meditatione fuge. This bill are to do the nation's business for this much less has been read twice. It strikes at certain privi: than before, and still have a good swingeing bar- leges of the Peers, and can thus have no ́success gain.] Lord Althorp, who is a wizard in figures, in their House. Their sacred persons are already showed that, in twenty-one years, these L.120,000 safe, and they will keep their present privileges of would be worth L.2,500,000 ; a much higher fine property. “What,” says the Spectator, n. on renewal, or better grassum, than any former May become of it in the Lords. Heaven only knoms": government had ever received. At the same time we confess that our hopes of success in that quarter, for a Lord Althorp did candidly allow that his propo- however iniquitous those privileges may be, are anything
measure which strikes a blow at aristocratical privileges, sitions certainly tended to extend the issue of but sanguine. And we find that Lord BROUGHAM, last the Bank of England paper. Mr. Baring thought night, in pursuance of the deep line of policy which he has that the Bank had got the better of the bargain adopted, was THE FIRST to sugvest the postponements of which had been struck,
the measure to the Peers ! suggestion to which they, no He took it for granted that Government would doubt, will most willingly accede. Should the Chronicle's
“ Tory Plot” to overthrow the Ministry spreeed, it is clear in future invest the public balances, hitherto per- that whoever goes out, Lord BROUGHAM intends to stay in mitted to remain in the Bank coffers, to the best
REPEAL OF THE UNION. advantage : we are not so sure of this. Mr. Bar On the 19th, Mr. O'Connell gave notice that he ing was in despair at the evil consequences which would move a resolution declaratory of the mis
to both countries of the Legislative Union ; dissatisfaction among their well-wishers, and indignation live notice of his purpose of moving for leave 100.com
contempt among their foes." ig in a bill for its repeal.
Sir Hussey Vivian* said, that the hatred to tithes TITUES IN IRELAND.
was in Ireland a deep-rooted national feeling.
The schedules laid on their own table of the number :2 same day, Lord Althorp moved that the 2 resolve itself into a Committee on the and character of tithe debts in Ireland during the two
years preceding the bill of last session, exhibited this fact s Act.
in a striking point of view. He had carefully examined 1. Lambert opposed the motion. He said that these schedules, and he found that, in fifty parishes, there
oercion Bill was passed on the distinct under.. were not less than 19,000 tithe defaulters. Of these 19,000 ing that it should not be used for the collec-" defaulters, 1.000 only were for sums above L. 5; 1,400 for
soms above L.), and under L.5; 1,800 for sums under of tithes. He quoted from the Mirror of L.l, and above 5s. ; the remainder being for debts under , iament a most distinct and emphatic declara- 5s. ; a great many for not more than 6d., and even 211. of Lord Althorp to that effect; and proceed- and 1ļd. He would ask, should such a state of things be
Was it not o maintain that the pledge thus given had permitted to exist in a civilized empire ? repeatedly and most grossly violated. He idle to keep cavilling about the abstract right of the Esta
blished Church to lithes, when the Catholics felt that ted several instances of outrage committed by reason and even religion denounced the monstrous prina police in Kilkenny; and said that when they ciple of their being taxed for the support of a Protestant 2 called in question the Magistracy said the hierarchy? Let them, then, provide the remedy in tine. were injudicious!
He warned them, as a stanch friend of the Church of
England. 6 Coming events cast their shadows before ;" judicious! Good God! was it not time to call for and he who ran might read the signs of the times, indicato interference of the House, when such scandalous, suching, that not only in Ireland, but in England, the whole ageous acts, were passed over with the gentle reprehen- tithe system should be wholly extinguished. of being 4 injudicious."
Mr. Barron, Mr. H. Grattan, Mr. M. L. ChapThis sort of work went on day after day, and
man, and Mr. N. Fitzsimon, all complained that ht after night:' a general tithe hunt was set the pledges of Ministers had been grossly violated throughout the country; there was a sort of
by their subordinates. 'st on the coming out of the bill to claim ar
Mr. Cutlar Fergusson repeated the same thing. rs on the part of the Crown or of individual The Legislature had been abused npon this point. rgymen, as if they considered it a godsend.
Mr. Stanley admitted the misconduct of Shaw, e number of decrees, pronounced under the bill the Policeman, and thought he ought not to have · collecting tithe arrears, was 30,000; some of been treated so leniently. After an altercation · sums for which proceedings were instituted between Messrs. Stanley and O'Connell, the House
not amount to more than a farthing. He went into a committee, in which he proposed that ted a number of particulars respecting the eration of the Coercion Bill; and concluded by receiving which, they were to give a receipt in
a sum of money should be voted for the clergy, on oposing, as an amendment to Lord Althorp's full for the arrears of tithe in 1831, 1832, and otion that the Speaker leave the chair,
1833 ; and that the money should be repaid by a That it is the opinion of this House, that the pledges land-tax, imposed upon land liable to the payment Pen by Ministers that the bill for the suppression of local of tithes upon which tithes had not been paid durturbances in Ireland should not be applied to the colction of tithes, and that the arrears of tithes should be ing those three years. t rid of, have not been fulfilled ; and also that the em This question was resumed upon Frday the 14th. oyment of the Military and Police forces, in the serving Lord Althorp then admitted that he was throwing il process and levying tithes, is highly unconstitutional, a burden upon the landlords of Ireland ; but, for d ought to be discontinued.
the sake of peace, he hoped that they would bear Lord Althorp acknowledged that the conduct of that burden with a good grace. olice Sergeant Shaw was not only injudicious, Lord Althorp's resolution was carried by a large ut vnjustifiable. It was directly contrary to the majority. This measure has given satisfaction, ishes and orders of Government that the Coercion as it is believed preliminary to the total extinction ill should be used to enforce the collection of of tithes in Ireland. thes. While his Lordship gravely stated this,
INQUEST ON CULLY THE POLICEMAN. hose of his auditors who had warned him of what On Thursday, the 13th, Mr. Roebuck presented e might not have foreseen, though his colleagues nust, were certainly ready to laugh in his face.
• This gentleman was—and, we believe, still is-Com. lis Lordship stated, that positive orders had now cerning the miserable state of that country, and the neces
MANDER-IN-CHIEF in Ireland. For his testimony con. een sent to stop all further proceedings.
sity which it has for some kind of poor law, we would refer Mr. More O'Ferrall read several depositions, to to an article on Ireland in Tait's Magazine for April. No rove that the Military and Police had been ac. one can be better acquainted with the actual condition of
Ireland than Sir H. Vivian, whose life, for years, must Fively engaged in collecting tithes.
have been spent in traversing it. How often were those He owed it to truth to declare, that the vacillating, very scenes of oppression foretold_bow often scouted by the neither one-thing-nor-the-other policy of Ministers touch- underlings of Ministers! The Coercive Bill was an unconng tithes in Ireland-their this day declaring that tithes stitutional bill, no doubt, but then it was absolutely necesshould be “ extinguished for ever"-- their to-morrow re sary, and no fear of any evil being done under its covert. canting and saying they meant no such thing,-it was this A Whig Minister would effectually prevent that. Look at trimming, dasturdly policy, which had created so much the statement of Mr. Lambert!