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conceived her own dignity and honour to be these Resolutions. It shews the House of
Messrs. Wilberforce, Wortley, Ac. the sacrifice of any essential privilege, or land, and Banks, were deputed to lay withdraw my appeal to those principles of the same before her Majesty, which
public justice, which are alike the safeguard they did on the 24th, and the following
of the highest and the humblest individual.” is her answer :
The period of the month at which “I am bound to receive with gratitude, this sheet is put to press, precludes us every attempt on the part of the House of from the power of giving further deCommons, to interpose its high mediation, tails of a subject so interesting to the for the purpose of healing those unbappy dif- nation. To express any private opiferences in the Royal Family, which no nion, in the present stage of the busiperson has so much reason to deplore as my
ness, would, on our parts, be indecoself. And with perfect truth I can declare,
rous. It is, however, anticipated, that that an entire reconcilement of those differ
the complication of circumstances is ences, effected by the authority of Parlia
likely to lead to a change in his Mamet, on principles consistent with the honour and dignity of all the parties, is still the ob- jesty's Councils, — an event in which ject dearest to my heart.
this nation and the whole world will “ I cannot refrain from expressing my have reason to rejoice. deep sense of the affectionate language of
INCIDENTS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS IN AND NEAR LONDON:
N the 1st day of June, in consequence sembled to express their sympathy in her
of obnoxious overtures made to the cause. She proceeded, attended by a vast Queen at St.Omer's, by Lord Hutchinson, in multitude of horse and foot, to the house the name of Government, her Majesty sud. of Alderman Wood, opposite Audleydenly left that place, embarked in a public square, where she was entertained for passage-boat at Calais for Dover, where several days, when she removed to a she landed (attended by Alderman Wood) ready-furnished house in Portman-street. on the 5th, amidst the greetings of the For the documents and public proceedings people and salutes from the fortifications. connected with this event, we refer our She slept there, and the following morn- readers to the article PUBLIC AFFAIRS. ing received an address of the Corpora. A Common Council was lately held at tion. She afterwards proceeded to Can- Guildhall, to consider the propriety of peterbury, where she also received an ad titioning the House of Commons for pardress from the Corporation. On the 6th, liamentary reform. After excellent about half past four in the afternoon, she speeches from Messrs. Waithman and arrived in London, having received on the Favell, who were briefly opposed by road gratulations from thousands who as Messrs. Dixon and James, the following
resolutions and a petition, founded on of Commons remains vested in such small them, were agreed to.
and inconsiderable bodies of men, all at“That it appears to this Court, that the great tempts to secure purity of election must be exercise of the British Constitution must vain; and the punishment of a few detected arise from the independent exercise of the offenders will only be subversive of respect several powers vested in the Kings, Lords, for the laws, and rather tend to the conceal. and Commons.
ment than the prevention of such offences. “That as the King, by the creationof Peers, “ That though this system of government, can at any time add to the members of the which has been by degrees substituted for the House of Lords, if these powers were to unite ancient and legal Constitution of Parliament, under evil Counsellors, or if, by patronage or has been openly defended by persons bigb in undue influence, they could command a ma office, under the specions appellation of the jority of votes in the House of Commons, Constitution as it exists in practice, it is a despotic power might be established, quite evident that the present practice inwithout altering the forms of the Consti- cludes the violation of the Laws of the tution.
Realm, which has been fully exemplified by “ That this Court will not yield to any class the Disclosures of Bribery and Corruption, of their fellow-subjects in loyalty to the King, under prosecutions ordered by the House of in obedience to the Laws, and in attachment Commons; while the moral and impressive to tbe Constitution; but when they reflect sentences pronounced by the Learned Judges on the distressed state of Agriculture, Manu on the offenders must convince the most factures, and Commerce; the state of the incredulous of the necessity of revising the Finance; togetber with the daily and over- present System, especially when it is said whelming increase of Pauperism, they con that persons of high rank bargain and pay ceive that such misfortunes, to have fallen large sums for Seats in the House of Comupon a nation enlightened, honourable, and mons. enterprising, possessed of such vast resources, “ And although this Court are of opinion must have arisen in some measure from mis- that the extension and better regulation of rule and bad policy, occasioned by the peo- the right of voting, with shortening the dura, ple not having a due share in the choice of tion of Parliaments, would be a great and i beir representatives.
effective Reform, they will not presume to "That tbe freedom and purity of election is dictate any Plan to the House of Commons, an essential principle of the Constitution, as but earnestly implore a full and fair inquiry appears from many of our most sacred into the subject, which will tend to allay Laws, passed in various periods of our His the present discontents, secure the stability tory, especially the 3d of Edward the First of the Government, and promote the prostbe Bill of Rights, and the 2d and 8th of perity of the country. George the Second ; in which it is declared, “ That a Petition be presented to the Hothat the Election of Members ought to be nourable House of Commons, praying for an free- that the Election of Members of Par- immediate inquiry into the State of the reliament should be freely and indifferently presentation of the people in Parliament, made, without charge or expence- and that founded on the foregoing resolutions.” the freedom of Election of Members to serve Another Court of Common Council was in Parliament is of the utmost consequence also held within the month, to congratuto the preservation of the rights and liberties late her Majesty on her return to this of the kingdom.
country: after some altercation arising « That it has been declared by the House of from the supposed disinclination of the Commons to be a high infringement of the Lord Mayor to the object of the meeting, liberties and privileges of the Commons of bis Lordship reluctantly took the chair. Great Britain for any Lord of Parliament to Mr. Favell moved an address, which was concern himself in the Election of Members seconded by Mr. J.Williams. Sir W.Curtis to serve for the Commons in Parliament.
opposed it, on the ground that parliament " That, nevertheless, by various changes
had suspended its deliberations, and so which have gradually crept into the system
ought they. He then moved the previous of Representation, it has become such as to
question. Mr. James seconded the amend. produce a notorious violation of these essen
ment: but the address was carried by a tial laws; as it appears by a Petition pre
ition pre- majority of 108 to 26. Her Majesty resented to the House of Commons by the
plied in an empassioned, though short Hon. Charles Grey, in the year 1793, in
speech, which expressed her sense of the wbich it was offered to be proved that 160
powerful aid her cause sustained by the Members of the House are returned by about
loyalty and regard of the city. 50 voters each ; 70 others by voters not ex
Considerable sensation was 'excited ceeding 100 each; 50 others by voters not
on the 15th, 16th, and 17th of the exceeding 200 or 250 each; that 81 Members
month, by some refractory conduct of the were returned by Peers possessing Burgage tenures, and 150 more by the interference of
third battalion of guards, who eyinced Peers.
a very determined spirit of resistance, " That while the right of electing so consi
consis founded, as is said, on the severity of their derable a pumber of Members of the House duty, and the withholding of certain al
lowances, called riot-money. One battalion Mr. Francis Godbold, to Miss Sarah of them were suddenly marched to distant Wood, of Nassau-street, Mary-le-bonne. quarters on the event.
Mr. Thomas Horsley, of Southwark, to
Miss Denyer, of Godalming.
John Slegg, esq. of John-street, Bedford
row, to Miss Emma Wilkins, of Chigwell. Miss Sibylla Noufville, of Lymington. Admiral J. Douglas, to Mrs. Blathwayt,
At Godalming, William Pontifex, esq. to
Ann; and Edmund Pontifex, esq. to Sarab, of Bryanstone-square.
daughters of Robert Marshall, esq. Mr. John Ireland, of St. Leonard's
At Clapham.common, 21, Miss Matilda
Newton, daughter of W. Newton, esq. of
At Tooting, Mrs. Ellis Blachford, wife to Miss Maria Morris, of Baker-street.
At Croydon, 64, Mr. George Smith. James Morier, esq. to Miss Harriet Gre
In Winsley-street, Oxford-street, 70, ville, of Bruton-street.
Mrs. Elizabeth Orrell, the amiable wife R. 0. Bradley, esq. of Gray's Inn, to
"O of W.O. esq. an eminent solicitor.
Col. Wm. Edgell Wyatt, C. B. of Milton-
At Lisson grove, 74, William Walker, of Sir James Gambier.
esq. of Northaw, Herts.
In Austin Friars, 75, George Vaux, esq. Mr. W. Johnson, of Bishopsgate-street
many years surgeon to the Bank of EngWithout, to Miss Ann Jackson, of Way, Devonshire.
gland, St. Luke's Hospital, and the Alders.
gate General Dispensary. Mr. Edward Brooman, of London, to
At Egremont-house, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Miss Emily Pittman, of Hoxton,
Robert Hazard, esq. formerly of TarriersCharles Phillips, esq. to Miss Caroline
house, Bucks. Elizabeth Taylor, of Baker-street.
At Great Stanmore, Maria Caroline, L. B. Allen, esq. late Master of Dulwich
daughter of Thomas Wyatt, esq. of Wo. College, to Miss Caroline Jane Romilly, of
burn-place. Dulwich Common.
At Effra-house, Brixton, 70, R. Stone, Major Ellison, of the Coldstream Guards,
esq. a justice of the peace for Surrey. to Miss Mary Montagu, of Portman-sq.
in Bedford-square, 49, Mrs.Butterworth, Charles Franks, esq. of Charles-street,
the justly lamented wife of Joseph ButterBerkeley-square, to Judy, daughter of the
worth, esq. M.P. Right Hon. Sir John Nicholl.
At Bromley, 69, William Mann, esq.
At Walthamstow, 49, Robert Lec, esq.
ker, daughter of Sir Harry P. bart. Mel.
ford-hall, Suffolk. Miss Eliza Shute, of Sydenham.
At Islington, 81, Mrs. Elizabeth Hoppe, Frederick James Ross, esq. to Miss Eli.
to late of St. Paul's Church-yard, parent of zabeth Roberts, of Esher. .
a respectable family. John Vade, esq. of Camberwell-green, to
On Wandsworth-road, Mr. W.B. BoultMiss L. N. Nash, of Tottenham-green.
bee. Mr. W. F. Wingrove, of Upper Comyo
At South Parade, Little Chelsea, 81, the street, Pentonville, to Miss E. L. Smith, of
Baroness Anna Wilhelmina Van Grove. Penton-place.
stins. T. R. Read, esq. of the Ordnance, to
At Belmore-house, Hampstead, Sir John Miss Charlotte Perkins, of Linton, Cam.
Jackson, bart. late Member for Dover; an bridgeshire.
East-India director; patron of many chaMr. Thomas Langton, to Miss Elizabeth
ritable institutions, and a very eminent Watney, both of Wandsworth.
public-spirited and useful man. ' G. Appleyard, esq. of London, to Miss
Mrs. Bell, 93, widow of John Bell, esq. Sarah Street, of St. John's, Newfoundland,
late Governor of the Royal Exchange AsGeorge Helyar, Barrister, to Miss Louisa
surance. Matilda Russell, of Barmingham-hall.
At Kensington, 25, Dr. W. Thomson. Norfolk.
At Kennington-green, 55, William Vann, John Gifford, esq. of London, to Miss
esq. Elizabeth Amelia Shickell, late of Ja
Āt Hackney, 75, Mrs. Elizabeth Browne. maica.
At Wapping-wall, Miss Mary Bawtree. Mr. W. Hodgson, of Castle-street, Hol
At Peckham, 68, Mr. T. Cracklow, of born, to Miss Elizabeth Tuckey, of Win
Great Tower-street. terbourne.
At Kentish Town, Miss Isabella Smith.
In George-street, Portman-square, Mrs. Des Carrieres, a native of Paris. This Mary Brown,
gentleman has done bonour to his own In Little Trinity-lane, 39, Sarah, wife country, by the services he has rendered of Bernard Ross, esq.
to this. Almost half a century he has At South Lambeth, Miss Elizabeth been an indefatigable teacher of the French Winter.
tongue, and many noble personages, who At Kensington, Ann, daughter of the now fill eminent stations in life, have had late Thomas Sherwood, esq. of Jamaica. the benefit of his instructions. He was
At Chelsea, Capt. Flynn, R. N. C. B. a the author of many books tending to faci. gentleman well known, and much esteemed litate the acquirement of the French lanby an extensive connection.
guage: and he revised and republished all At Clapham Rise, 62, J. Newman, esq. the works of Chambaud. About the time of of Fin mere-house, Oxfordshire.
the Revolution, he published a history of In Gloucester-street, Reginald Belling- France, in two volumes; and lately, an ham, eldest son of Sir B. Graham, bart. abridged history, in one volume, up to 1815,
In Bedford-square, 76, G. Gostliny, esq. He was a man of scrupulous integrity, and In Doughty-street, Harry Clarke, esq. of a most ingenious mechanical turn of
In Lincoln's Inn-fields, Henry Cline, mind; but for the last twenty years be jun. esq. the deeply regretted son of applied himself much to the science of the very eminent surgeon of that name, gardening, by which his health, which and late surgeon of St. Thomas's Hospital, had been impaired by study and close ap. London. By the death of this scientific plication, became firmly re-established, but professor, the public have sustained an in which he dissipated all the earnings of irreparable loss; and the pupils of the his former days. Borough School an impressive teacher. At Spring-grove, near Hounslow, 76, One of his objects in the Lectures was to the Right Honourable Sir Joseph Banks, teach the Tyro how to think, He was bart, F. R. S. member of nearly every also a most able and successful operator, learned Society in the civilized world, and combined gentleness of manners with and rendered by various circumstances firmness of mind. Previously to his sur- one of the most eminent men of his gical operations, he never failed to sooth time. He sailed round the world with and prepare his patients' minds for the Cook, in 1768, and since that time pain they were about to suffer,-a bene. has been a public character. We hope, volent example, worthy the imitation of however, to be enabled to present our his professional brethren.
readers with a full account of his active Ai Croydon, 78, John Thomas Herissant life in our next number.
With all the Marriages and Deaths. NORTHUMBERLAND AND DURHAM. The freeholders of Newcastle lately forA MEETING of the gentry, clergy, free- warded a petition to the House of ComA bolders, and inhabitants of the county mons, praying to be allowed to vote for Newof Northumberland, lately took place, at castle, or the county of Northumberlend. Morpeth, W. Clark, esq. high sheriff, in the Married.] Mr. J. Brown, to Miss L. f. chair, when it was resolved unanimously, Fife.- Mr. J. Lindsay, to Miss M. Ramsay: That as the House of Commons is now con- all of Newcastle.--Mr. Wright, of Newstituted, the people of England are not so castle, to Miss Barkas, of Spot House.—Mr. fully and fairly represented as they ought Pearson, of Newcastle, to Miss Huntley, of and have a right to be. That a moderate Gateshead.—Mr. H. French, of St. Lawand constitutional reform in the representa rence, Newcastle, to Miss E. S. Smith, of tion of the people in parliament would essen- London.-Mr. W. A. Hartley, of Newcastle, tially promote the true interests of the coun- to Miss L. Todd, of Bo'ness.-Francis Johntry, secure its liberties, and prevent the son, esq. of Newcastle, to Miss Eleanor recurrence of the manifold evils under which Bacon, of Styford.-William Green, jun. we are now labouring. That we deem it esq. to Miss Eleanor Granger, both of Durhighly necessary that petitions should be ham.-Mr. T. Rochester, to Miss J. Mitchepresented to the House of Commons, praying son, both of Sunderland.-Mr. J. Stonehouse, for the shortening the duration of parlia of Stockton, to Miss Palin, of Sunderland. ments, for an extension of the right of suf -Mr. J. Allison, of Monk wearmouth, to frage, for disfranchising such boroughs as Miss H. Snowball, of Bishopwearmouth.have either fallen into decay, or become Mr. W. Hardy, to Miss Hardy, both of Darnotoriously dependant and corrupt; and, for lington.--Mr. C. Swinney, to Miss M. Dodds, giving the right of representation, which both of Stockton.-Mr. T. Graham, of Gol shall be taken from such boroughs, to such den Moss, to Miss A. Shotton, of Alnwick.populous counties as have not an adequate Phillip Dennis, esq. of Alnwick, to Miss Ann representation, and to the large unrepresented Buston, of Buston.-Mr. W. Emmerson, of towns,
Teasdale-ball, to Miss H. Hunter, of Fishburn.--Mr. G. Robson, to Miss D. Abbott, D. D. rector of Arthuret and Kirkandrews. both of Dunston.-Mr. W. Bell, of Hexham, 92, Ann, wife of Joshua Scott, of Caldeck, to Miss L. Graham, of Slaley: Mr. Scott, one of the Society of Friends.38, Mr. T. of Halt whistle, to Miss M. Charlton, of Hewson.-In Abbey-street, Lieutenant-Col. Hexham.
Salkeld, generally lamented. ---46, Mr. Died.] At Newcastle, 28, Mr. C. Mills, Dundas. of the High-bridge.--In Saville-court, 61, At Maryport, 66, Mr. W. Wallace, much Mrs. M. Grabam.-52, Mr. T. Johnson. respected. 51, Mrs. J. Hetherington.-In Percy-street, Āt Brampton, at an advanced age, Mr. T. 77, Mr. T. Grey.-In Tyne-street, 48, Mrs. Wallace, suddenly. E. Thompson, much respected.–At North- At Greensike, 69, Mrs. R. Young.--At shore, 60, Mr. C. Birtley, regretted. Mr. J. Lowriesholm, Mr. T. Ismay.-At NaworthYoung, of the Close.-66, Mr. Humble, castle, 74, Thomas Ramshay, esq. land printer and bookseller, deservedly regretted. steward and agent to the Earl of Carlisle,
At Sunderland, 75, Mr. J. Lister.-24, deservedly respected. Miss C. Haysom, of Swanage, deservedly
YORKSHIRE. respected.–63, Mr. J. Reay.
A handsome silver vase, value 40gs. has At Morpeth, 72, Mrs. Heron.-33, Mr. W. lately been completed by subscription of the Davison.
manufacturers of Sheffield and its vicinity, At North Shields, in Toll-square, 76, Mrs. of one penny each, a present, with an opproWhitehead, widow of Capt. W.-99, Mrs. A. priate inscription, to Earl Fitzwilliam, as a Foster.--30, Mr. G. Bathwick.-39, Mrs. J. mark of respect and approbation of his Snowball.-87, Mr. R. Armstrong.
Lordship's conduct. At South Shields, in Heron-street, 63, Mrs. Married.]—Mr. W. Deighton, to Miss Smith.—56, Mrs. Hepple.-44, Mr. E. Bell. Rawdon, both of York.-Mr. R. Hird, to
At Tweedmouth, 84, Mrs. C. Davidson. Miss G. Robinson. -Mr. T. Robinson, to 58, Mr. J. Strangeways.
Miss S. Hobson.—Mr. W. Haw, to Miss S. At Hexham, Mr. J. Garland.-84, Mrs. E. Webster.—Mr. W. Nicholson, to Miss E. Ramsay.—24, Mrs. M. Barker.
Crosdale, of Brunswick-place : all of Leeds. At Cocken, 35, Mrs. T. Cropton.--At -William Thorpe, of Leeds, to Alice Hall, Ryhope, 45, Mr. W. Thompson. ---At Slay- of Colne, both of the Society of Friends. ley, 94, Mr. T. Teasdale, greatly respected. Mr. T. Denison, of Leeds, to Miss M. Elston, -At Bedlington, 27, Mr. S. Burn.- At of Doncaster.- Mr. W. Shaw, to Miss E. Wolsingham, 92, Mr. J. Wren.-90, Mr. W. Shaw.-Mr. Riley, to Miss E. Člarkson: all Humble.--At Southwick, 78, Mr. Wilson. of Wakefield.-Mr. E. Haigh, of WakeAt Coniscliffe, 84, the Rev. H. Richardson, field, to Miss E. Wainwright, of Leeds.-deservedly lamented.
Mr. Í. Thornton, of Honley, to Miss M. A. CUMBERLAND AND WESTMORELAND. Dodson of Leeds.-Mr. Laycock, of Brad
These counties are now joined by a hand- ford, to Wiss Middlebrook, of Exley Head. some new cast-iron bridge, erected at the -Mr. Bates, of Halifax, to Miss Addison, of expence of the Earl of Lonsdale.
Rradley-mills.-Rawdon Briggs, esq. of The election of a member of parliament Halifax, to Miss Matilda Greenwood, of for Carlisle, in the room of Mr. Curwen, who Keighley.-Mr. D. Biass, of Pocklington, had been chosen to represent the county of to Miss Graveson, of Halifax. --- Martin Cumberland, lately took place, when Mr. Richardson, esq. of Knaresborough, to Miss James was elected in opposition to Sir Phi A. Stead, of Boroughbridge.--Mr. W. Willip Musgrave, the Lowther candidate.
son, to Miss S. Wilkinson, both of BartonAt the close of the poll the numbers were upon-Humber.—John Walker, jun. esq. of James . . . . 468
Malton, to Miss H. Hutchinson, of HarroMusgrave. , 382
gate.-Thomas Darnbrough, esq. of Ripon, Married.] Mr. W. Robinson, to Miss A. to Miss M. Sampson, of South Otterington. Hamilton. -Mr. E. Riley, to Miss M. Ru- -Mr. Hall, of Howden, to Miss A. Hall, therford.-Mr. R. Nichol, to Miss J. Hodg- of Leeds. son.—Mr. J. Thompson, to Miss J. Sewell. Died.) At York, Mrs. Lund, widow of -Mr. F. Bath, to Miss M. Law: all of John L. jun. esq. Carlisle,--Mr. Í. Steet, of Whitehaven, to At Hull, in Prospect-street, 52, Mrs. RoMiss B. Coulthard, of Carlisle.—Mr. J. binşon.-66, Mr. T. Sealy, deservedly reStubbs, of Carlisle, to Miss Barker, of Stock- spected.-33, Mrs. W. Allison. dalewath.--Mr. T. Howes, of Cork, to Miss At Leeds, 45, Mrs. Bennett, of Morpeth.M. Thompson, of Maryport.-Mr. W. Tay. Mr. J. Flintoff.-52, Mr. Randerson.-Mr. lor, to Miss C. Hervertson, both of Kendall. R. Grattan.- Mr. S. Carr.–59, Mr. W. Lee. -Mr. C. Graham, to Miss E. Bainbridge, -49, Mrs. S. Lucas, regretted.–68, Mrs. both of Penrith.-Mr. W. Barnes, of Green: Beverley.--22, Mr. M. Mess. Mr. Dearwick, to Miss M. Gibson, of Moorhouse-ball. love.-44, Mr. S. Akeroyd, deservedly re.-Mr. B. Shepperd, to Miss S. Wetherill, spected.-Mrs. J. Phillips. both of Busby.-John Hulme, esq. of Bota At Wakefield, in South-parade, 79, Mrs. cherby, to Miss Burton, of Wormanby. M. Stocks.
Died.] At Carlisle, in Castle-street, 88, At Halifax, Mr. J. Smith, deservedly reMrs. James, widow of the Rev. John James, spected. MONTHLY MAG, No. 341.