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MEMORANDA OF THE LATE & NEW CABINET. On Friday, December 5, 1815, after various previous discussions, which had led to no result, the final meet- ing of the Conservative Cabinet took place, at which the resolution was taken, that, on the ground of the disagreement in opinion which had sprung up, it would be their duty not to attempt to go on after a division or secession, but rather at once to place their resignations in her Majesty's hands, and thus to enable her to form a united government. To place this communication before the Queen, Sir Robert Peel left London on Saturday, December 6. Lord John Russell arrived at Osborne House at half-past three o'clock on Thursday afternoon. His lordship remained on a visit to the Queen until Friday morning taking his departure in one of the royal carriages. The Marquis of Norman by may be expected home from Italy at the earliest possible time, information hav- ing been forwarded to Florence apprising the noble marquis that Lord John Russell had been summoned to form a new administration, and urging his lordship's speedy return to this country. We hive reason to believe that Viscount Melbourne does not contemplate joining his former colleagues in the administration, if Lord John Russell should succeed in forming one. as his health will not admit of the fatigue naturally attendant on official occupation. The far-seeing merchants do not at all relish the idea of Lord Palinerston's having to deal with Mr. President Polk, and every one and all agree in the Oregon territory question being very much darkened by the prospect of its arrangement being handed over to Lord Palinerston. Letters are in existence from the Duke of Wellington in reply to inquiries especially directed to this point, in whic ) letters his grace distinctly says that it is uttsrly untrue that he had ever given way on the corn law ques- tion, or that he even entertained an idea of so doing. The Herald declares that Sir Robert Peel never pro- posed any change in the corn laws at all to the extent reported. It says :—Whatever Sir Robert Peel's opinion upon the subject of the corn laws is, the country may be well assured that he never did propose, and in ojfice or out of office never will either propose or support any change in the corn laws, unaccompanied by what lie be- lieves to be full compensation to the landed interest through all its gradations. Whence that full compensa- tion is to be obtained we are utterly at a loss to conjec- ture but it is no more than an act of justice to the late premier, as we suppose we may call him now, to repeal it, that he never did propose, as the infamous fabrication of the Times asserted, an unqualified and total repeal of the corn laws. Nor, as we firmly believe, will he ever pro- pose or support any such measure. This is most impor- tant, because whatever difference has existed in the Ca- binet has been merely a difference ill (igi-ep and not in species, and, therefore, cannot extend to the Conservative party in either House of Parliament. The Herald of Saturday says, We can state that It is totally untrue that Lord John Russell had an interview with Sir Robert Peel, in his lordship's passage through London to obey the Queen's summons. We believe we can affirm with perfect certainty that Sir Robert Peel has not lately had any communication with Lord John, either personally or otherwise. Equally untrue as this fable of the personal interview—which was, indeed, under the cir- cumstances, impossible—is the statement that Sir Robert Peel advised the Queeu to send for Lord John Russell. To offer such advice, in Sir Robert Peel's position, would be officious and unconstitutional." The Sun says, the opinion gains ground that no disso- lution will take place until Lord John finds obstruction to his measures in the Commons, in which case an imme- diate dissolution will follow. A correspondent of the Morning Herald, who hints that he is in a position to know something of Cabinet secrets, insinuates that only three members of the Cabinet sup- ported Sir Robert Peel in his proposition fur a modifica- tion of the Corn-laws, namely, "The Duke of lluccleùch, Sir James Graham, and the Chancellor." Lord John Russell had a meeting of Whig noblemen and gentlemen at his mansion in Chesham-place, on Saturday. Among those present were the Duke of Bed- ford, the Marquis of Lansdowne, the Earl of Clarendon, Viscount Palmerston, Lord Cottenham, and F. T. Barin", Despatches were on Saturday forwarded to Eurl Grey, the Right Hon. H. Labouchere, late President of the Board of Trade, and the Right Hon. Edward Ellice, re- questing their immediate attendance in town. Viscount Morpeth was expected in town on Saturday night, but his lordship did not arrive. On Saturday evening, Lord John Russell, together with the Marquis of Lansdowne, the Earl of Auckland, and other leading members of the Whig party, dined with Viscount Palmerston at his mansion. Sir Robert Peel had interviews on Saturday with the Earl of Lincoln, Lord Stanley, Sir James Graham, and the Right Hon. Sidney Herbert. The Right Hon. Baronet is in frequent communication with the Home Secretary. Lord Stanley left town on Monday morning for Bur- leigh, ou a visit to the Marquis of Exeter. Lord John Russell and several of his late colleagues had a meeting on Tuesday, which lasted a considerable time. At five o'clock the noble lord proceeded to com- municate the result of their deliberation to her Majesty,, at Windsor. As in all such cases strict secrecy is pro- perly observed, what that result was will not be made known until the will of the Sovereign is known. The opinion gained ground it, the evening that Lord John had been instructed to inform the Queen of the insur- mountable difficulties in the way of a Whig-Radical Administration, and to decline the attempt to form one. The Standard newspaperof Thursday evening (yester- day) has the following remarks, which contain the latest information we are in possession of upon the subject of c' The New Ministry" Up to the time of our going to prest we understand that nothing definite was arranged respecting the form- ation of a new administration. "A messenger arrived by one of the early trains this morning from Windsor, bearing circulars from Lord John Russell, who was still at Windsor Castle, calling a meet- ing of the principal members of the Whig party at Lord John's residence in Chesham Place, at twelve o'clock this day. Viscount Palmerston, Earl Grey, the Right Honorable Henry Labouchere, the Right Honorable Sir John Cam Hobhouse, the Right Honorable Edward Ellice, the Hon. E. Stanley, the Earl of Clarendon, the Right Hon. Sir George Grey, and Viscount Morpeth, were among those summoned by Lord John. Lord John Russell, accompanied by the Marquis of Lansdowne, arrived from Windsor Castle at half-past If, after having been admitted to an audience with her Majesty. The intention of Lord John Russell, as to whether he will take office or not, will positively be decided on at the conference."




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