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THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT AND MR. JOSEPH PEASE, M.P. Mr. Joseph Pease, of Southend, Darlington, the first member of the Society of Friends who entered the House of Commons nearly 40 years ago, and whose son Mr. Josh. W. Pease, now represents the same consti- tuency of South Durham, has had a distinguished honour offered to him by the Spanish Government, the occasion and the nature of which will be best appre- ciated by a perusal of the following quotation from La Correspondcncia úe Espana :— It appears that the Home Ministry has promoted to the Grand Cross of Charles III. the distinguished gentleman, Mr. Joseph Pease, late member of the Parliament of Eng- land, who has lately presented to Spain a consider- able number of copies of the very important work on the principles of morality by the celebrated moralist Jonathan Dymoiul. The whole expense of the transla- tion, printing, and publishing this work in Spanish has been borne by Joseph Pease. Presentation copies have been sent to the King, all the great officers of State, and the most distinguished professors in the Universities, from all of whom the most polite and appreciative acknowledgments have been received. This work has long been a standard book in England and the United States, not only among the Society of Friends, with whose members it obtains special acceptance, but also with all who undertake to acquaint themselves with the various distinctive schools of Christian thought and culture." The work in question controverts the different theories of the schools of moral philosophy, and shows that true morality must be based on the revealed will of God ascertained in the Scriptures, and it applies these same principles to to the civil, legislative, and governmental duties. The rank of Grand Cross of Charles III., is one of a distinguished character in Spain, and has been con- ferred on the most exalted statesmen and warriors of that country. It confers the title of "Excellency." Mr. Pease, who has laboured under the infirmity of blind- ness for some years, and who has retired altogether from public life, has enjoyed but very precarious health for the last year or two. He is over 70 years of age, and it is somewhat doubtful, under these circumstances, and remembering that he belongs to the Society of Friends, whether he will accept the honour which his Christian philanthropy has so unexpectedly brought to him.

DISCONTENT.

SUNDAY TRADING IN LONDON.

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