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the Established Church Bill, wbich provides for a new arrangement of the incomes and territorial jurisdictions of the Archbishops and Bishops; for the equalization of their incomes ; for the suppression of sinecure Deaneries, &c., and for the appropriation of the revenues to increase the incomes of the Rectors, &c., in large, but, at present, inadequately paid parishes. He repeated the details of Lord Melbourne and the Archbishop of Canterbury on presenting the report and bringing in the Bill in the other House. Lord John Russell said that the arrangement would afford little inducement to translation, but he could not consent to abolish the practice. Mr. C. Lushington moved an amendment to the effect that Bishops should no longer be translated from one diocese to another. A long discussion ensued, Sir Robert Peel and other Hon. Members opposing the amendment, which was supported by the Ultra Liberal party. On a division the numbers were--for the amendment, 44 ; against it, 124. The Chancellor of the Exchequer obtained leave to bring in a Bill for the regulation of the Post-office.-Adjourned.
July 11,--Mr. Bernal brought up the Report of the Committee on the Irish Church Bill. After a brief discussion the House resolved itself into Committee on the Bill, and the amendments were agreed to. The House then went into Committee on the Stamp Duties Bill, on which a long and desultory discussion took place. The Committee began with clause 162; and having proceeded to the 179th clause, the House resumed.
July 12.-On the order of the day having been read for going into Committee On the Established Church Bill, Mr. Jervis moved an instruction to the Committee that a clause be introduced, providing that no Clergyman should hereafter be qualified to hold a living in Wales without having a competent knowledge of the Welsh language.- A debate of some length followed, and the instruction was agreed to by a majority of 74 to 64.-The other clauses were afterwards considered, and the Bill ordered to be reported.
July 13.-On the first order of the day, that the House resolve into Committee on the Hackney Carriages (Metropolis) Bill, efforts were made to count out the House ; the first failed, but the second succeeded, and the business of the evening was thus terminated.
July 14.--The Personal Tithes Abolition Bill was read a third time and passed.-The Stamp Duties Bill was once more deferred by the Chancellor of the Excbequer; the Committee was named for Monday next. -The various clauses of the Established Church Bill were considered, and several divisions took place. All were, however, in favour of the Bill. The last was on a motion by Mr. C. Buller, to reduce still further than is provided by the Bill, the emoluments of the Bishops. It was lost by a majority of nearly two to one.
July 15.-The Church of Ireland Bill was read a third time and passed. The Corporation of Property Bill (Ireland) passed through Committee, as did the Irish Grand Jury Bill.
July 18.—The Leith Harbour Bill was read a second time.---The House resolved into Committee on the Stamp Duties Bill, when the Chancellor of the Exchequer proceeded to state the alterations wbich he proposed to make, before he proceeded with the clause at which they left off on a former night. In the first place he proposed to release the printer from the liabilities in which he was at present held with respect to advertisements. This he was enabled to do by requiring additional security for the payment of those duties. Another alteration would be, the omission of the word “pamphlet” from the Bill; but in order to prevent unfair advantages being taken, he meant to propose a clause providing that persons should in no case be freed from the obligation of paying the stamp duty on any published matter by reason of the form in which it was put up. With respect to the registering of the printer's name at the Stamp-office, he proposed that it should be optional with them to do so or not---consequently there would be no penalty to enforce it. The advantage to the printer would be, that if his name was registered, the Stamp-office would be bound to give him notice in the event of the new publication with which he was connected being considered liable to the stamp duty, and that he should not be liable to any penalty for the same until after the notice had been given. After a short discussion several clauses were postponed, and others amended and agreed to, in conformity with the statement of the Chancellor of the Exchequer.---The Chancellor of the Exchequer subsequently moved that the stamp duty on newspapers in Ireland should be reduced a penny, and a discount of twenty-five per cent. allowed.---Several Hon. Members opposed the motion, contending that England and Ireland ought to be placed upon the same footing in every respect. It was, however, carried, after two divisions, by a majority of 25.---The Paper Duties Bill
was read a third time.--- Lord Palmerston moved for leave to bring in a Bill to “ amend the Act of the 2nd and 3rd Wiliam IV., cap. 131, relative to the guarantee of the Greek Loan." He would not now enter into the general question, but merely state that France and England were prepared to perform their part of the treaty but that Russia objected to do so under certaia stipulations. This produced a difficulty which it was the object of the present Bill to remedy ---Several Hon. Members expressed their fears that they should have to record their dissent from the Bill, but would not oppose its first reading.---It was then read a first time.-Adjourned.
July 19.-The Medway Navigation Bill was lost on a division, by a majority of 55 to 41.-Mr. Vernon Smith moved the further consideration of the Charitable Trusts Bill.-Sir Robert Peel objected to the Bill, as tending permanently to mix up political squabbles with the administration of funds bequeathed for purposes of charity. Lord John Russell supported the Bill.–The House ultimately divided, and the numbers were-For the Bill, 133; against it, 88.-On the motion for the third reading of the Established Church Bill, Mr. Hume suggested the postponement of the measure till next session.-Lord John Russell thought the Bill had proceeded too far to be any longer deferred, and would persist in carrying it forward without delay-Mr. Hume then moved that it be read a third time that day six months.-An animated debate ensued ; and, ultimately, on the motion of Mr. Brotherton, the discussion was adjourned till Friday.-The remaining orders of the day were disposed of, and the House adjourned.
July 20.- The Speaker took the chair at four o'clock, but there being only thirtyone Members present, an adjournment took place.
July 21.-Mr. Hume brought forward his proposition (as an amendment) declaratory that it was the opinion of the House, “ that a public competition for a plan for the rebuilding of the Houses of Parliament should again take place, without limitation as to style, and at expense to be previously fixed by Parliament.”—An interesting discussion followed, in the course of which Sir R. Peel contended strongly in favour of the present plan, and finally the amendment of Mr. Hume was rejected without a division.-The Postage on Newspapers Bill was committed, and ordered to be reported on Monday.-Adjourned.
July 22nd. --The Speaker took the Chair at four o'clock, but only thirty-two Members were present, and an adjournment was the necessary consequence.
MEMOIRS OF PERSONS RECENTLY DECEASED.
Sir GODFREY WEBSTER, BART. We regret to announce the death of Sir Godfrey Webster, Bart. Sir Godfrer was the son of Lady Holland, by her former husband, and was born in 1789. He entered the army young, having succeeded to the title and vast property of his father in 1809. After be quitted the army, he represented the county of Sussex in Parliament, and in 1814 married Miss Adamson, daughter of Mr. Adamson, the eminent wine-merchant, by whom he had several children. He was a man of very considerable talent, kind-hearted, liberal, and hospitable; but within the last three or four years he retired from society, in wbich he had earlier in life filled so prominent a position, in consequence, it is said, of pecuniary embarrassments.
Married. At Paris, Vicomte Joseph Maison, Lieut. Colonel on the Staff, son of his Excel. lency the Marquess Maison, Minister of War, Marshall and Peer of France, &c. &c. to Diana, eldest daughter of Peter de Domecq, Esq., of Xerez and of London.
At St. George's, Hanover Square, by the Rev. Richard Musgrave, Canon of Windsor, Aubrey Wenman Wykeham, Esq., younger son of the late P. T. Wyktham, Esq. of Tythrop House, Oxfordshire, to Georgiana, only daughter of the late and sister of the present Sir James Mosgrave, Bart., of Barnsley Park, Gloucestershire,
At St. George's, Hanover Square, J. J. Machell, son of James Machell, Esq., Park Lane, to Marian, eldest daughter of John Baber, Esq., of Knightsbridge.
At St. Mary's, Bryanstone Square, Capt. Ricardo, 2nd Life Gnards, to Katharine, fourth daughter of Lieut. Gen. the Hon. R. Meade,
Died.-At Hooton Hall, Cheshire, the seat of Sir Thomas Stanley, Bart., Lady Hagger. stop, relict of Sir Carnaby Haggerston, Bart., of Haggerston Castle, Northumberland, in the 75th year of her age.
In Hertford Street, May Fair, in his 46th year, Colonel Mackinnon, of the Coldstream Guards.
At Sevenoaks, Marmaduke Robinson, Esq., of Bedford Place, Russell Square, in his soth year.
In John Street, Bedford Row, Richard Richardson, Esq., formerly of Lincoln's Inn Fields, in his 85th year.
At Strood, Kent, Dr. E. F. Bromley, M.D., Royal Navy, aged 59.
Át his house in Hanover Square, Viscount Clifden, in the 76th year of his age.
At the Cape of Good Hope, William Wilberforce Bird, E.,., late Comptroller of Customs, in his 78th year.
INDEX TO Vol. XVI.
Atillavov Nikaeus, 112.
On the Justice and Expediency of Establishing an International Law of
66; Alucalavou Nikaews, 112; My Island Home, 149; Alockoploov, 184;