to CORRESPONDENTS. Mf ias" should give his name with that credential we shull « him a passport to the lists. to CORRESPONDENTS. Mf ias" should give his name with that credential we shull « him a passport to the lists. met sent by a Constant Reader" reached its too late this tTai liameiitary ) week. W'e hope to be able to comply next 'Imitation. (j J" fruth-teller make an effort in his own behalf—there is Jkr> .cessity for public complaint. The fabled Hercules, in an- to lazy invocations, recommended the application of the implainer's strength to obviate his difficulties. JWriends will oblige by early communications during this very mioriniit Sejsit?'-» J&cfjlie iiwrting notices of births, marriages, or deaths, ex- jf F sent from parties known at our office, or transmitted through i authorised agents. The marriage announced from Bath ■'fts like an impudent hoax. A.—Several errors crept into our Leader of last week in the W edition, owtilgto the kurrv tn whjrh lye. werp. eb'iged to go to jpSs: .tii.thfe JlHy-tmt-d itrte from the top, after crowded read fcnd them (the hustings). In the 27th line from the bottom of the •he column, for Vespation," read Vespasian;" and in the fifth after the quotation from the Statute 2 Geo. 11., for deposito s of our county," read depositories of our country;" and in four es after, for now, read nay." The names of the law report- m, cited in the thirty-fourth line trom the^bqttom df Second column l^iould have been written, M^eSoH *ii-l ^elsly," not Mieson and i lelleslgyv
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SHERIFFS APPOINTED FOR THE YEAR 1837. r' )osMnuT!!sm!!E—Pt)))ip Jones, of Lanarth-conrt, Esq. IRECONSHIUE Crawshay Bailey, of Beaufort, Esq. |i,»'rnpc.s iiRp.—jifwcJ (jw-t, of A lit wen, Krii-touusiui,r— -1 nomas iUunninctOR. oi Sarnesti^ F.«q, >'—Il«niy Norwood Tiye, oi Leckhajmptoii- t-vrvr.it! P -&y Tt_<hei fs>n??W<fl??| 'EMBROKFSHIRE-John Adams, of Holylan.d, Esq. Newport, LADNORSHIHE—Hans Busk, of Nantmel, Esq. OMF.nsETsmnF.Alexander Adair, of Healherton-park, Esq. II.ROFSIIIRC—Ihomas Henry Hope, of Nelley-hall, Esq.
REPRESENTATION OF THE BOROUGHS. On Wednesday evening, a public meeting of the electors an inhabitants of the borough of Newport was held in the Laucas terian School-room, to receive the report of the committee ap pointed at the meeting of the ]8th ult., and on other business. Shortly after six o'clock, on the motion of Mr. Latch, tie Mayor took the chair. His worship then rose and said, that a few evenings ago, a public meeting was held at that place to take into consideration the announcement of Mr. Hall, that he intended to resign the representation of the boroughs at the next dissolution of Parliament. At that meeting a committee was appointed to communicate with gentlemen on the subject, and to bring forward a candidate on the Reform interest. The committee lost no time in applying themselves to the important matter entrusted to them, and the meeting was already aware that they had succeeded. The Merlin of last Saturday con- tained a spiiit-stirring address from Mr. Blewitt (loud cheers), who was now a candidate for the honour of representing them, and who would immediately proceed to canvass the electors. The report of the committee would be read by a gentleman who would follow him, and he hoped that that report would be ap- proved of by the meeting. If" however, any gentleman present had any objection to make to it, whether Reformer or otherwise it mattered not, let him come forward, and he would ensure him a respectful hearing. Mr. Latch then rose and said,—he held in his hand the re- port of the committee, which had been just alluded to by the Mayor. He would beg leave to read it, and had no doubt it would meet the approval of the meeting. Mr. L. then read the following report Report of the Committee appointed at a public meeting of the electors and inhabitants of the borough of Newport, held on the 18th January, 1837. Your Committee duly feeling the importance of prompt at tention to the duties confided to them, at a crisis when the in. dependence of the Monmouthshiie boroughs appeared to be for- midably menaced, immediately resumed the negociation (which had been opened on the part of the Reformers) with Reginald James Blewitt, Esq., of Llantarnam Abbey, and feeling entire confidence in the liberality and integrity of his political charac- ter and principles, and in his sincere intention, if elected a member of the Commons' House of Parliament, to act with the Reformers in their honourable exertions to obtain those im- provements in the institutions of the country, for the accomplsh- ment of which, the great measure of Reform may be deemed only the means they earnestly requested him to come forward as a candidate fo the representation of Monmouth, Newport and Usk, at the next election.—Your Committee have much pleasuie in stating that Mr. Blewitt has, during the negociation evinced the most anxious sympathy with the wishes and feelings of the Reformers; and that, waving many obstacles and in. conveniences of a personal nature, with a singleness of purpose" a manly straight-forwardness and a patriotic zeal, he has ac- cepted the invitation, and declared to your Committee his de. termination to avail himself of your generous and independent suffrages, at the next election. (Great cheering.) en Your Committee most sincerely and earnestly recommend Mr. Blewitt to the implicit confidence and support of this meet ing, feeling, as the Committee do, that he is a Candidate worthy the honest and victorious electors of the United Boroughs. ) Your Committee have the satisfaction to bear honourable testimony to the conduct and ardent co-operation of the Liberal electors of Monmouth and Usk, during those preliminary pro. ceedings both boroughs fully concur with us, in nominating Mr. Blewitt; both promise their hearty efforts and the men of Monmouth evince a fresh and cheering spirit of confidence in the safety of the good cause, and an indomitable resolution to defend their independence. Let us begin to act from this moment, let there be a union of honourable exertions, and let our motto be Quis separabit." Signed by the Committee. The report was received with the unanimous consent of the meeting, amidst loud cheering. Mr. Samuel Jones proposed the first resolution, which was seconded by Mr. Charles Smith, and carried unanimously. Mr. Owen moved the next resolution, which was seconded by Mr. 1. Turner, and cariied with loud cheering. In moving the next resolution, Mr. Hawkins said that he re- gretted the resolution had not been placed in the hands of some gentleman better able to enforce it than lie was, but as the vio. lence of the prevailing epidemic had incapacitated so many 01 their friends, who were accustomed to address them on similar occasions, he would avail himself of the opportunity to make a few remarks. At the last meeting in that room, he told them that the men of Newport would not be easily beaten. (Cheers.) They had fought three severe battles, struggling agaipst great odds, and they had triumphed. (Cheers.) He would now J reiterate that sentiment, and add that, in the coming contest, they woyld tiiuinph again. (Loud cheers.) He congratulated them on the appearance of Mr. Blewitt as a candidate all, in- deed, rejoiced that this gentlemen has come forward, except the Blues, and they shook in their shoes when they thought on on. champion. (Loud cheers.) He did not blame them, for he had no doubt the event would show that their fears were well grounded. Mr. Blewitt was entitled to the gratitude of the electors of the borough, for the readiness with which he came forward to stand by them in their hour of need. (Loud cheers.) There was another gentfemafc to whom the electors were deeply indebted he would mention the name of Mr. Philip Jones. (Cheers.) That gentleman had evinced the greatest zeal in their cause, and would give his heartiest support to Mr. Blew- itt. He could not forget one sentiment which had fallen from Mr. Jones, and which had done him great honour. In stating his approval of Mr. Blewitt's coming forward, he said that he thought the gentry were bound to take their share in the strug- gle for the common good, and not to impose all the sacrifices on the shopkeepers and tradesriietl; (boud cheersi) lie repeated this sentiment of Mr. Jones, because he considered it did that gentleman much honour. He would conclude by reminding them that Mr. Blewitt would to-morrow commence an active canvass, when he hoped he would receive such assurances as would make his return a matter of certainty. (Loud cheers.) Mr. Wells seconded the resolution. Mr. Woollelt, in supporting this resolution said, that as lie was neither a householder nor an elector, and had come so re- cently to reside among them, he feared he would be consideied presumptuous in coming forward to address them, but as all the inhabitants would be soon called on to range themselves on one side or the other, he would avail himself of that opportunity to state his sentiments. Mr. W. then forciby impressed on the electors of Newport, the necessity of unanimity and zeal in support of Mr. Blewitt. For Monmouth he could speak-he was well acquainted with the sentiments of the constituency in that town, and he would say that, independently of those votes which would be given to the Heform candidate, Mr. Blewitt, from his connection with that town, and his great popularity, would have the support of many persons who would not have voted for Mr. Hall. The same might be said of Usk but while these favourable circumstances are calculated to inspire confidence, he would warn the electors not to allow themselves to be lulled into repose. They should act with the same energy they would with prospects less indicative of success. The Mayor said, that they owed a debt of gratitude to the Reformers of Monmouth. Those who were old enough to re- member the early struggles for freedom in those boroughs, must recollect, that in Monmouth, the first blow was struck the Re- formers there were the first to arise in an effort to shake off a powerful and overbearing aristocrat. They succeeded in the end, but they had suffered much. Their conduct was honour- able to them, and their labours and their sufferings entitle them to the gratitude of their ceuntrjmes. His wwsliip then pro- ceeded to comment on an address from Mr. Bailey to the electors, announcing that he had completed his canvass. lie should take the address paragraph by paragraph. The first con- tained two statements that he had received many promises of support; and that the electors had evinced great liberality. He was inclined to think, that the liberality was all on one side, on that of Mr. Bailey, and that, already, it had been put to the test; he understood that some of those whom Mr. Bailey had can- vassed, had enquired what would be his figure one had intro- duced to him his whole family, exhibiting a pretty long line of claimants on the lloo. Gentleman's liberality. The Mayor then commented at some length on the other paragraphs and concluded amid loud cheers. Mr. Hawkins said, that the Committee appointed at the last meeting having discharged ihe trust committed to them, and obtained the object they had in view, their functions necessarily ceased. He would, therefore, beg to propose the appointment if another Committee, to consist of 24 persons, with power to take such measures as might be necessary to ensure the return >f Mr. Blewitt. The following gentlemen were then moved, seconded, and proposed to the meeting, seriatim, and unanimously appointed to act as the Committee:—Mr. Joseph Latch; Mr. Thomas Hawkins: Mr. Lewis Edwards; Mr. Dowling Mr. Cairns; :\11. Thomas Wells Mr. Owen Mr. Townsend Mr. C. Smith Mr. Corsbie Mr. Edward Allfrey Mr. Samuel Tones Mr. Turner Mr. Iggulden Mr. Daniel Tombs; Mr. Anneley Mr. William Jones Mr. Bowen Mr. Geth- mg Mr. John Young; Mr. Jenkins; Mr. Joseph Wood; Mr. Oliver Mr. Wedlake Mr. Edwaid Thomas Mr. Mul- lock Mr. Perkins Mr. Woollett with power to add to their number. The Mayor was moved and seconded as one of the Commit- tee, but he declined, on the ground that if the election should occur during his mayoralty, he would be called on to act as reo turning officer, and in that case it would not be proper for him to be a member of the Committee of one of the candidates. The thanks of the meeting were then moved to the Chair- man, and carried with enthusiastic applause. In returning thanks lie said, he hoped he should at all times discharge the duties which should devolve upon him as a pnbtic officer in such a way as to deserve the approbation of his countrymen. On the Bench he can be of DO party, but when he descends from that and resumes his private character, lie is a zealous and uncompromising Radical. (Great cheers.) lIe had been long of opinion that this country would never be con- tented nor happy until the people took the management of their affairs into their own hands. Heretofore the government of the country hid been entirely in the hands of the aristocracy, and all the laws tended directly to their own particular advantage. The people were overlooked, and all benefit confined to the pri- vileged order alone. The class from whose labours all the wealth of the country was derived are excluded from power and authority, which are given to a class, who in no way contribute to the production of public wealth. The people should have a higher .opinion of themselves than they generally appear to have. Why should they consider themselves, who were the pro- lucers of all the wealth, as of an inferior nature to those who produced none 1 The working classes were advancing in intelligence, and were not behind those classes who regard themselves as superior. Who has been in the Houses of Par- liament and witnessed the proceedings in those assemblies, and apt been struck by the want of order and decency, and intelli- gence, which reign there; and to those wtrtf liaie 11. customed to attend assemblies of the people, the contrast ftiust be striking. The children of the present day will be the men of coming years, and he mistook much, if they would not, by their virtue, their intelligence, and public spirit, put the aiis- tocracy to shame, when they would come forward in the ma- nagement of public affairs. He would earnestly impress upon iheir minds the importance of devoting their leisure to intel- lectual improvement, instead of wasting it in idle and frivolous amusements. Above all things he would recom i end a know- ledge of the law, as it conferred very great advantages in the discussion of public affairs. The Mayor's address was followed by three rounds of applause. Previous to the separation of the meeting they gave three hearty cheers for Mr. Blewitt.-The room resounded with Blewitt for ever."
The ball held at the King's Head Hotel on the 27th ult. was, as we briefly stated in in our last publication, a brilliant assembly, affording a pleasing anticipation, that beauty and fashion may be again induced to hold courts at Newport. We jladly welcome this commencement of the NEWPORT ASSEM- BLIES, and hope they may long continue to be a scene, from which party feelings will be excluded, and where all may meet to enjoy the delights of the social intercourse of polished so- ciety. The arrangements in the ball-room were such as to afford general satisfaction, and dance succeeded dance, with the fervour and rapidity "which dancers only know," to the music of an admirable band, until the guests, still anxious for another gallopade, were invited to needful refreshment and temporary rest in the supper saloon. The arrangements here were such as we feel it difficult to describe; but this is the less necessary, as they were done ample justice to on the occasion All the delicacies of the season, comprehending a profusion of game, might be numbered among the viands, and the sparkling Champagne, which in circling round the table, imparted bril- liancy to the wit, while it gratified even the most fastidious palate, we have heard highly spoken of. After supper the dance was resumed with ardour, and waltz, quadrille, and gal- lopade followed one another in happy round, till the "gray morn" began to peer, when the company separated, with many an an revolt and warm wish for the success of t.he Nen port Assemblies. Great credit is due to William Phillips and Samuel Homfray, Esqrs., Stewards, and the Committee by whom they were assisted, for the arrangements. The company exceeded ninety in number amongst whom were the Tredegar Family Mr. l'rothero and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Justice, Mr. and Mrs! Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Mr. and Miss Beaumont Mr. and Miss Allfrey, Mr. Bailey, jun., Mr. and Mrs. Bate- man and Family, Miss and Mr. Oakley, jun., Mrs. Brewer and Family, Mr. and Miss Carr, Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins, Mrs. Waddington, Mr. and Miss Edwards, Mrs. and Mr. T. J. Phil- I hil- lips and Family, Mr. S. Harford, Mr. T. R. Williams, Mr Livett, Mr. Payne, &c. &c. &:(-. REPRESENTATION OF THE BOROUGHS.—Reginald J. Blewitt, Esq., the Candidate in the Liberal interest for the re- presentation of the Monmouthshire Boroughs, has commenced an active canvass, with the hearty co operation of the Reform- ers. On Thursday and Friday last, he was engaged in personal calls on the electors ot Newport, accompanied by Philip Jones Esq. and many of the influential gentlemen who usually take prominent part in the political proceedings of the town. Ihose who have had the best opportunity of kuowing the facls" declare that the canvass, so far, has been in a high degree promising; andeven some tacticians in electioneering—men wlu> we are persuaded, would not create hope, to vanish in thecon- "'ct—assure us that the success of Mr. Blewitt's company through the town, exceeded any thing of the kind they ever experienced. The people can do all, and they know their power; from them much is expected, and much will they achieve: the sacredness of a cause identified with the redress of public wrongs, and the protection of public in terests, is an irresistible passport to the favour of EncI lishmen, when upheld by one whose merits as a man and principles as a politician—whose probity and patriotism' cui fix respect and inspire confidence. Mr. Blewitt came into th^ field with such prominent advantages recognized as the man of the people, he has been greeted with the honest enthusiasm in, and the cheerful and spontaneous assurances of zealous sup. port, by the great body of Reformers. We deem it justic^ state, on the authority of a gentleman, active in the canvass, that the Conservatives upon whom Mr. Blewitt called uni' formly received him with the most creditable courtesy and kind ness of manners, 'i his is as it should be. '• In honour all, let naught in hate be done ESCAPE FROM DROWNING.—On Wednesday evening last, between seven and eight oVIock. a girl fell into the cham- berof the lock opposite the Castle Brewery. Fortunately, the accident was observed by some humane persons who happened to be passing at the time, who exerted themselves, happily with success, to extricate the child from her perilous situation. We regret to hear that some by-stinders, instead of aiding the en deavours to save the child, even indulged in heartless sneers at those who were saving the life of a fellow-creature We would call the attention of the Canal Company to the danger. ous state of the lock. ° SEKIOUS Acc.DENT.-On Thursday afternoon, a man named John Alexander, in the employment of Mr Daniel 1 ombs, was engaged in effecting some repairs on an iron tram on that part of the road near the end of Cross-street when un: fortunately, the machine fell upon him, seiiously fracturing his thigh. He was removed to his residence, where he waso im- mediately attended by Mr. Jeffries, assistant to Mr. BrewoV who set the limb, and left the man in a fair way of recovery' We are authorised to state that a letter, sinned John Moigan, addiessed to the Collectorand Comptrollerof Customs, at Newport, which appeared in our paper of last week was nnt written by Mr. John Morgan, of the house of Messrs. Stone- house and Co., of this town. lKQUESTs_-On Wednesday morning, an inquest wns held before Wm. Erewer, Eitj., coroner, on tbw body of Da. ..r f ? • t vid Davies, å seamtn, belonging to tU schooner Soulton, who was drowned the night pmwuusiy.—Verdict, Found Drowned- —Yesterday evening, on the body of Mr. Joshua Addis, who die^ suddenly on the same morning. A respectable jury was sworn, and after some witnesses were examined, a verdict was returned—^Died by the visitation of God. TIIE INFLUFEN^jt—Monmoulh la5 had its full share in the unpiecedented violence of ihiS epiismic.. There is scarcely a family in the town that can say thej have escaped a visitation. So much general indisposition has bein without a parallel in the recollection of even our oldist inhiiitants. We understand that as many as forty inmates of theCollnty Gaol, exclusive of the Góverttdr's family, are suffering from the epedemic. We are happy to stale, fi5'vfrg'ten fatal cases have taken place.. A' MONMOUTII MONTHLY MARKET.—This held on Wednesday last, was better ottmded than we have known any preceding ones to be since thetutumn of last year. I here was a capital supply of fat beasts, which obtained a ready sale at 6d per lb. Store Cattle were plenty, but in consequence ef the scarcity of •• keep the demard was very limitted. There were a great many sheep penned tat ones were in request, and at 7d per lb. they sobtt c'liafiged hands. were also abun- dant; and a slight (reduction has iakett place in their price. Fat ones still maintain the quotation of 8s 6d per scoffe; We understand that early lexl week, R. J. Blewitt, Esq., will canvass the borough ofMonmouth upon which oc- casion, the Reformers of that tONn intend to welcome their popular Candidate at a meeting tf be held in the large room at the Bell Inn. t> AWFTJL Ac"CIDENT.-On Wednesday last, the members of a large and highly respeotabh circle, residing at Newland, were plunged into the deepest sfHiction by a-lamentable acci- dent which befel a young gentleflao named Gun, about-thutecn years of. age, a relation of P. Dicarel, of Newland, and of the lady of Dr. Beavan, of Monmaith. We have not been able to obtain a minute account, but the purport of our information embodies the following circumsttnces :—The young gentleman left his friends on the morning of the day mentioned, for the t recreation of shooting, but in cinsequence of his not returning c at his accustomed time, great tnxiety wasfeit by the friends of 1 the deceased, and at length afearch was made for him. After t seeking through the wood, and neighbourhood, for a considerable length of time, the poor youthwas discovered in an orchard, 8 near his residence, in a recumbent posture, near a hedge, and k quite dead. It appears that tie deceased had provided himself f with a pistol unknown to his fiends, besides the gun he took I with him for the purpose of amusement. The cause of the ac- 1 cident is unknown, but it is opposed that by some means the ( pistol got entangled either in lis dress, or with the branches of ] the hedge, near which he wis found. The father of the de- ceased resides on the Continent. FOREST or DEAN.—Lalt week, a young man named Hliclr,-who takes ca#» ofot»of the team* belonging to Mr. Thompson, of WaHers Cros^ in the parish of Ruardean, fell oft the shafts of the waggon fender the wheels, which passing over his body, fractured his thigh and otherwise seriously in- jured him. This week a min, named Carwood, waggoner to Mr. Watkins, of Carters Piqce, Bicknor, was also carelessly riding on the shafts, late at night, when the horses suddenly started and threw him off; flie waggon went over him, dislo- eating his shoulder, and injuring his back. Under the care of Mr. Marsh, of Coleford, they are both doing well, We can. not but regret that, often as such accidents occur and are re- corded, they fail to serve as a salutary caution. It would be a mercy to levy the fine in every instance ;—people's lives would thereby be less endangered. Mrs. Adams, who was convicted at the late Gloucester Ses- sions of stealing rings, &c., the property of Mrs. Marsh, of the Bell Hotel, Gloucester, and then ordered to be transported for seven years, has at the instance of Lord Segrave, had her sen- tence commuted to one year's imprisonmeut.
BRISTOL. The Zoological Institution of this city has been enriched with a magnificent Irish fcagle, presented to them by Mr. Williams, of Aberpergwm, Glamorganshire. We understand lhat this noble bird is larger than any in the London Zoological Gar- dens, and is the finest specimen in the kingdom.—Bristol Gas. The gentleman of large property whose eccentric benevolence The gentleman oflarge property whose eccentric benevolence in this city altractedJ so much observation, and who some officious individuals caused to be placed in confinement, has, we are informed, been liberated by the interference of some friends, who have thus rendered unnecessary any further legal proceedings.—Ibid. On Tuesday morning last, a hostile meeting took place on Durdham-do^n, between a gentlemen of the Hotwells, and a foreigner residing in this neighbourhood both parties having fired without injury, the seconds interfered, and the dispute was amicably adjusted.—Journal. A CAUTION TO BANKRUPTS.—David Davis, of Newbridge, Glamorganshire, came to this city last week to pass his final examination but his balance-sheet was so unsatisfactory, that the Commissioners would not allow it to pass, and adjourned the meeting, sine die. Davis was therefore sent back to his old quarters in Cardiff goal. As a proof Qf the disposition on the part of the Bristol Ge- neral Steam Packet Company to meet the wishes of the public, we may mention that they delayed their yesterday's packet to Cork, to this 4ay, (Thursday), for the purpose of taking over the King's Speech to that port, where, as in Ireland geneially, it was looked for with intense anxiety.
INSOLVENT DEBTORS' COURT, LONDOS, JAN. 30TII.— In re John Smith.—The Insolvent, who has been upwards of three years it, Monmouth gaol, had obtained a rule calling upon Mr. Charles II. Walker, his detaining creditor and only credi- tor, to shew cause why he should not have leave to file a peti- tion withont lodging a certain book of account.— Mr. Cook showed cauie.l'lie mle was made through the chief c!erk.— ft appeared that the Insolvent had been clerk to Mr. Walker, who had discharged him for misconduct; he had afterwards taken frotn his office an account book belonging to Mr. Walker, on which he (the clerk) had been employed. Mr. Walker had taken him before the mayor and other magistrates at Newport, (Monmouth,) and charged him with thefelony in taking the book. I he Insolvent had set up in defence a lien on the book for his trates bad dismissed the case. The lien waS denied Jy Mr. vvalkefv—MR Walker subsequently brought an action offtmer to recover the book, it being of value to him and the IniPlvent was taken on execution, but was offered his liberty and some money if he would restore the book this he refused tndt. unless his own terms were complied with. lIe remained tvvo years in custody when he applied to petition this court. ftffr Walker resisted the application, on the ground that he had possession of the book, or knew where it was, and the court grafted leave on the book forthcoming. The Insolvent now applifd, and in his affidavit declared, that in June, 1833, he concealed the book under a tree in a field near Newport, and if it had lot been restoied to Mr. Walker, it had no doubt perished. Mr. Walker in his affidavit detailed several acts of miscondtat on the part of the Insolvent, and expressed his be- lief, that he was still in possession of the book. The court said, they could not believe the affidavit of the Insolvent-He either had the wok, or knew where it was they should refuse the application-—Rule discharged.
CHURCH-RATES.—LETTER VII. To fie Editor of' the Monmouthshire Merlin. SIR,-If ever impotent rage was depicted to the life, it is in the letter which Mr. Conway has inserted in your last paper. He begins like a man scared by an apparition, and lie raves like a frenzied patient. Blinded by his passion, he fancies all man- ner of insults, and sees a dagger in every remark of his oppo- nent. I hopethosewho read his invective will compare it with the letter which provoked it. They will not find a single complaint founded in fact. They are all the offspring, to put the mildest construction upon them, of his own imagination. He sajrs his opponent has called him an outlaw, a backwoods- man, a pltry demagogue. His opponent has not called him by any of these names. He has exposed the fallacy of his argu- ment be has reduced it to its genuine form and then has shewn tk't it is one worthy of being maintained only by such characters. He never even used the phrase PAI.TKY DEMA- GOGUE,^ which Mr. C. has exhibited as a quotation, printed so ts to miilead his readers. The truth is this—when adverting to Mr. C. egregious nonsense about Church-rates being a punish- ment on Dissenters, because they are compelled to pay to the support of that which they believe to be morally wrong, Chris. tianus observed-" Is this only an error of the reporter 1-or is it a paltry trick of a demagogue, who. in default of argument, touches a chord, 10 which he well knows the prejudices of his hearers will respond, and bear down by clamour what neither he nor they can overcome by truth ?" Mr. C. ought to know that when he professes to quote not matter but tangimge, as the ground of offence, he is guilty of deceit, unlessIthe laiigiiii-e be quoted exactly as it was utttred. But I will not waste your time,. Sir, with pursuing this miserable sophist through all his doubles. I refer with confi- dence to the 6th letter, and challenge a comparison of it w th the report of Mr. Conway's speech. If that report is correct, this letter a just criticism upon it. And it is only a criticism upon it. There, is not a word of extraneous attack-not a single personal reflection-no allusion to his character, his connexions, his trade and manner of life. It is strictly confined to the argu- ment of his speech, publicly reported, and allowed by himself to be substantially accurate. And yet, this gentleman is an advocate for the liberty of the press He is proud to find that his sentiments have excited sp much attention." Like Slit FRETFUL PI.AC.IAQV on the itage, wben wjrtjl^g with inward agony at the wound his critic has inflicted, lilrxclaims with a forced hectic Uugh, I like it, I likeiti Hatf CII, istianllS been silent, he should have feared that,lit had notbeen honest! Indeed Sir Fretful !-w h y, then, do you throw yourself into such a paroxysm 1—Why call your critic unjust, utneuerous, unmanly,base, sneaking, and cowardly, enlarging the vocabulary—even of the Rev. Micah Thomas, mere!y because he conceals his name 1 Now, let give this angry gentleman a little prudential ad- vice. Don't, when you are giving vent lo your rage, provoke the laughter of bystanders by saying, I am perfectly cool." Don't call for the name of an opponent who makes no assertion, who claims no antfiaritij, who does not attack yourself, but who only comments upon your argument. By so doing, you betray the weakness of your reason, and the ungovernable strength of your passion. In this pitiful effusion you have not said a syllable in indi- cation of your reasoning. There it stands, in the newspaper report of the 14th of January, as feeble, as foolish, as fallacious, as CHRISTIANUS has shewn it to be. While this remains un- defended, you may gratify your feelings, but you cannot mend your cause, nor raise your character, by saying to your oppo- nent The charitable words which issue from your mouth are insufficient to hide the hideous and native malignity of your heart." Go on at this rate, and you will soon find even the children of your village, if they are taught the truth of the Gospel, laughing at you and depising you. Never was the Poet's illustration better exemplified—" Let the galled jade wince." Never was the torment of an angry man bettei acted. He is stung and he is impatient to sting in return. Like a wasp in a bottle, he feels spell-bound, wander- ing round and round, till at length wearied with fruitless efforts to find an eneinv, at least, if he cannot find a friend, he loses his slippery hold, and sinks into the mass of unpited mischief that has had its day, and can no longer give trouble to the world. 1 conclude with the sentiment which Mr. Conway has pic- tended to quote from a former letter, but which, by giving only half the sentence, he has falsly quoted.—" I possess a hearty good-will and a charitable feeling towards all those who differ from me. pt-ovidtil they reason without railing, and do not hypo- critically plead conscience when they are contending only for I I temporal advantages." I am, Sir, your obedient servant, CHRISTIANAS. -V'i-'
• CRtJRCtt nATBf; To the hdiiof of the Monmouthshire Merlin. Sir,—It is a pleasing reflecltony that in all the controversies which have been carried on in your paper, duiing the lasl twelve months, the Dissenters have uniformly abstained from personal animadversion. They have manfully defended then principles they have aiJSaHed the errors and exposed the so. phisms of their opponents but t?/ej have scrupulously respccted private tharacter. On the other hand, tlfd- advocates ot Epis. copalianism (the religion/for gentlejnen,) haVffanspanng j attached the reputation of their neighbours. Though they gravely rebuilt the Tulgarity and violence of the SectarIes, they u I' have never hesitated' to -ise,mihe place of solid argument, ca- lumnious insinuation and itisCtenf The Dissenters have fought in the 6ps» 6eld, assaulting the entrenchments of their adversaries according fsr the laws of civilised warfare. The Episcopalians, imitating fffc Indian mode;h'a«e skuIked from bush to bush, aiming their poisoned arrows eft irr'^vfd'jaf combatisnts. ,v By an impartial w of tfceSC circumstances, the public will be enabled to judg*, h £ V? W^^ents are enmled to the praise of superior courtesy, they are qualified to give lectures on decomm and dwWft# clratity. We give our opponeuts credit for some skill Hi crili cism. They are keen detectors of solecisms .an a s ? Great is their gtee, when they can point out some blemish m the language If 4 Dissenter, Bat they exlnb.t no specimens of fair rind cogent reasoning ta tlld, own compositions and, although they art famil'iaf vJiffi the tectiftical terms and hair. splitting subtil ties of artificisf logic/they seem ottsr.y incapa ble of distinguishing a sound argutoeh't frort a' hollow fallacy. They beton-g to the class described by Lord Batdti r Men who hunt more after words than matter, and more after the ehoue- ness of the phrase, and the round and clean composiliob oC the senteuce, and the sweet falling of the clauses, than after the weight of maitHi worth of subject, soundness of argument, and depth ofjudgment," These gentlemen are astotrtshed that the Church-rate should be considered a grievance, and that liberal Churchmen shoutd j concur with Dissenters in protesting agninSt the odioas impost. Were they impartially to weigh the following considerations, their astonishment would abate The Church-rate compels Dissenters to pay for the adorning and repairing of buildings, from which they derive no benefit. So long as the pulpits of parish churches are filled by men who are obliged to believe, that they received the Holy Spirit by the imposition of the Bishop's hands, and that infants are regene- 10 rated when baptised by the priest's liands i-so long as the clergy officiating in these churches are commanded to assert, that the prerogative of the Deity is delegated to them, they having authoritv to absolve sinners—so long will those venera- ble edifices be entirely useless to us. We do not wish to see them in ruins but if they existed not, we should suffer no loss nor inconvenience. Why, then, should we be forced to con- tribute towards defmying-expensc-s which are incurred for the accommodation of other men 1 CHRISTIANUS suggests an illus- tration of this point, of which we gratefully avail ouiselvts. The expenses of constructing and repairing roads and bridges, are generally paid by taxing those who travel on the roads and pass over the bridges. Why should not a similar rule be ob- served with respect to churches 1 Let those who frequent Episcopalian temples pay for their maintenance. The Church-rate compels Dissenters to aid in supporting a religious system, which they selemnly believe to be contrary to the Word of God. The adherents of the State Church, with vehement and reiterated asseveration, assure us that she is the only Apostolical Church but, alas the Sectaries are deaf to the voice of the charmer. So blind are they, that they turn over the pages of the New Testament from Matthew to the Revelations, and are unable to trace the outlines of the Church of England, in that holy book. Neither the platform of her constitution nor the laws by which her discipline is regulated nor the precedents which sanction her ceremonies nor the foundation upon which some of her prominent doctrines rest, can we discover in the writings of the Apostles. Peradl enture, Episcopalianism is an improvement of the gospel plan. Let those support it who believe it to be so. Dissenters are satis- fied with primitive Christianity, and consider it their duty to discard all human inventions in matters of religion. Yet, by 11 the law now in force, they are constrained to assist in uphold- ing a scheme of doctrine and church government, of which they disapprove, and against which their consciences urge them to contend. Again, although, in accordance with Apostolical precepts, we peaceably submit to our governors, still, we quesliou their abstract right to impose taxes on their subjects for the suppoit of religion. In our opinion, the care of religion is not one of those things belonging to Cesar. This language will be called "seditious," but, in using it, we are only the humble copyists of some of the wisest and most virtuous men that ever appeared in our land. We are taught by Locke, "that the whole juris- diction of the magistrate reaches only to civil concernments and all civil power, light, and dominion, is bounded and con- fined to the only care of promoting these things, and it neither can nor ought, in any manner, to be extended to the s-ilvation of souls." We are taught by Milton, that it concerns eve ty man's conscience 'to what religion he contributes and the civil magistrate is not entrusted with conscience, which can have no deputy or representer of itself, but one of the same mind." So long as our ruiers confine their attention to tem- poral affairs, we cheerfully obey their decrees, and pay tribute to whom tribute is due. But when they step out of tin ir pro- vince, and devote a portion of our property to religious pur- poses, we regard this as an infringement on the rights of con- science, and we use the privilege which the constitution gives us, of protesting against the wrong. We do not deem it right to resist a legal impost, but we respectfully petition that it may be abolished. But we are told, that the Dissenter is not taxed the assess- ment being made upon the property which he holds. The fu. tility of this remaik must be evident, even to the veiy clever men who make it. A similar remark may be applied to every other tax. Duties are laid, not on the petson of any m. n, but on some article which he uses, or on some commodity in which he tiades. It is not the householder, but his windows—t is I 0 the maltster, but his malt-it is not the sportsman, but his horses and dogs, that are taxed. And how does this r,fintd distinction prove the justice or ease the pressure of any objec- tionable impost ? .Tho ftrifi"ftticf i^f.h'i'h we complain is, that oar property is subject to the exactionsof a dominant »ecf,"wbf», because they enjoy the patronage of the state, are peimitted to burden us, that they may spare themselves. Our opponents tell us, and they tepeat the unnecessary in* formation until, one would think, it must be tiresome to them- selves, that Church-rates are levied according to law which has been in force for more than a thousand years. And wh.it does this prove 1 Why, that the impost originated in a daik age when rulers and people were sunk in ignorance and fetttred bv superstition when neither the nature of true religion, the rights of conscience, nor the objects and limits of civil government was understood when kings were despots to their subjects, and slaves to the priests. Are we to be chained to the prece- dent of that barbarous period ] Must we believe that whatever was established then, is wise and just, and ought not to I:e abo- lished 1 Rather, would it not be reasonable to suspect the equity and policy of the Church-rate,since it sprung up in a season of gloom, when knowledge was eclipsed and mind obscured 1 We venerate antiquity, but an earlier antiquity than the Church-rate can boast. We long to see restored the simpli- city and freedom of that period, when, as Teitullian tells us, whatever the treasury of the Church contained, was not raised by taxation but every man, once a month, and when it pleased him, bestowed what he thought proper but not except he was willing-for no man was compelled, but left to his own discretion." We oppose the Church-rate because it is con- trary to the precedents of the primitive ages of Christianity. It may have been established a thousand years. still, it is not old enough to command our reverence. We wish to see those cus- toms which may appeal to an antiquity of eighteen hundred years, re-established in the Church—and nothing short of this will satisfy us. I am, Mr. Editor, your most obedient servant, January 31, 1837. EUBULUS.
To the Editor of the Monmouthshire Merlin. SIR,—Seeing a paragraph in your last week's Merlin relating to the Monmoulh Mechanic's Institution, wherein you recom- mended the young men of Monmouth, now as the festivities of Christmas are drawing to a close, to direct their attention to this society—or, in other woids, to join it, I would wish to make one or two observations on this subject. Having felt a desirt to enter this establishment, believing, as I do, that it is a bene- ficial one. I applied to the proprietor of the room for a copy of the rules—which was in a manner refused. I then asked if 1 should be permitted to hear a lecture which was that evening to be delivered-lllis also was, after a consultation between him and the lecturer, refused, on the ground that no one was ad- mitted but a member of the society. Perhaps, Sir, to oblige, you will insert this in your Merlin of Saturday, to enable the proper person, whoever he may be, to explain tbis (to me) ex- traordinary conduct. I am, Sir, yours respectfully, Monmouth, 31st Jan. 1837. F. H. C.
THE DISSENTERS.—One of the most important meetings ever convened in the metropolis was held oil Tuesday morning in the large room at the Crown and Anchor, Strand, on the subject of church-rates. Notwithstanding the effects of the prevailing epidemic, and the state ot the weather and the reads, between three and four hundred ministers and gentlemen, delegates from congregations and societies in different parts of England, Scotland and Wales, assembled. A large meeting of Opposition Members of both Houses took place yesterday, at Sir R. Peel's residence in Privy- gardens.—Courier. The Duke of Wellington's party on Monday evening at Apsley-housc was given to thirty-four of the loading Members of the Conservotive party (including Lord Lynd- hurst) of both Houses of Parliament. THE TEA TnAuE, MONDAY.—The clearances last week amounted to about 415,000lbs. This day the private- trade sales commenced, and consist of 75,000 packages They are going on very heavily. The Dublin Correspondent of a morning paper states that it was reported in that city that the Duke of Leinster sent Sir Edward Blakeney, the Commander of the Vorces, with a message to the Earl of Chaileville, 011 Thursday. in consequence of the gross peisonalities in which the Noble Loid indulged at the great Orange gathering on Tuesday. The result, we believe, has not transpired. M. T. Baines, Esq., Barrister-at-law, the eldest son of Edward Baines, Esq., M.P., is a candidate for the llccordership of Leeds, vacant by the death of Charles Milner, Esq who died from the influenza, afferent uour's illncss-Dmlcastcr Chronicle. Mr. Sharman Crawford has resigned his seat for the bo- rough of Dundalk. His constituents, it appears, have de- clared in favour of the gradual adjustment of the tithe question, and he has in consequence returned to them untarnished, the trust which they had confined to his honour. In Leicester the lieges ate all alive on the subject of the claim made hy the celebrutc-d Mi. Burbedge, ex-town- clerk, on the Town Council, f-28,320, as compensation for the loss of his otbee. Today lie is to be heard in de- fence of his claim, C11 T'RCH-RATES.—The petition for diP abolition of Church-rates, agreed upon ;>t a public :n« eting on the 13ih instant, has received nenriy 3,000 Mgimtmes,—Blackburn Gmltc,
FAIRS IN FEBRUARY, Monmouthshire.—Caerleon, Monday the 13th. Herefordshire.—Hereford, Tuesday the 7th Ledbury Mon- day the 6th Leominster, Monday the 13th. Breconshire.—Builth, Monday the 20th. Carmarthenshire.—White House on Tave, Monday the 13th Llaudilo-fawr, Monday the 20th. Cardiganshire.Lampeter, Monday the 6th Capel St. Sitin Tuesday the 7th Llandytsill, Saturday the llth Cardigan* Monday the 13th.
OPENING OF THE SESSION. PARLIAMENT assembled on Tuesday last for the despatch of business, and the attendance of Members was much greater 3 than at the opening of the last Session. His Majesty being deterred, by the state of the weather, from leaving Brighton, ) he was represented by Commissioners, and the Lord Chancel- lor read the Itoyal Speech. There is in it much to praise, and hut little to condemn. The Tories, if we may judge from the tone of their favoured organs, are in mental agonies at the calm but determined demeanour with which Ministers again pre- sented themselves before their political enemies-and certainly not the country's well wishers. Undismayed by the Salmonean thunder of the Conservative banquet-room, laughing to scorn the shouts and ribaldry of all that remains of the blood-stained Orange faction in Ireland, and not driven from their purposes by the forward but generous zeal of some of their own support- ers, they declare, in the name of their Royal Master, their con- tinued adherence to those extensive measures of reform, on the successful carrying of which, depend the future peace and sta- bility of this great Empire. The Speech displays no unmen- sured exultation, nor is it lowered by any approaches towards the language of complaint. The past is not spoken of, but the future is fairly canvassed. The Government of Lord Mel- bourne have not alluded to what they were last year prevented from doing; but they fairly declare what they are this year prepared to attempt. The assurance of peace from all foreign powers is, no doubt, a gratifying announcement for his Majesty to make to his Par- liament but peace, although, in the words of Bacon, a "great good," is not an only good. Peace without security is barren -peace without honour is a disgrace. The first sentences are the only ones in the Royal Speech with which the majority of the nation can quarrel; but for far different reasons than those- brought forward by the Duke of Wellington and Sir Robert Peel. We have for vears considered Lord Palmerston as to- tally unfit for the high office he holds. By nature weak, by habit indolent, by long service in the Castlereagh camp, moulded into a fashion not displeasing to the look of the abso- I lute diplomatist; his sympathies would seem rather to be with I the Sovereigns than the people-more in accordance with the I the Sovereigns than the people—more in accordance with the I restrictive laws of the court, than with the free deliberations of | the popular chamber. When the gallant Boyd was murdered the minions of Ferdinand, he but respectfully remonstrated "when order was restored in Warsaw," his indignation did not consume him—when the Republic of Cracow was invade*^ he sent not an—army, but a messenger—and when the per- diou3 Government of the French King was extending its in amous system of espionage through Switzerland, he preserved ^dignified silence, and only withdrew his half-closed eyes from 1 mounteins of Tell, to fix them on those of our oppressed th n ?an's^ Queen, over which the faithful Monarch of e ui eries was transporting provisions and the munitions of war, to ai the cause of his and our enemy—Don Carlos. We J f0 u • ^'or^ Ralnierston, by permitting all this, forgot „ with which he was entrusted, and should ave re ire we do not say like the minister immortalised by '1VC ^unius—infamous and contented. But he re- P ° enc"mber what are to him the soft, easy cushions" tW tl 0reign 0ffice, and we were, therefore, prepared to hear stamn V1U^ter-deck of a British vessel was polluted by the to Tn* v 8 ussian Boor cruising in the Black Sea, who dared colour^f ^r»Ze °f an EnSlish bottom sailing under English menc ri' -°r .Jreak'ng a blockade on the Circassian coast, com- no ridtm d'reCt violtttion °f the law of nations. Turkey had could °Ver free people of the Caucasus, and, therefore, iure ofTh any to the Autocrat of the North. Ihecap- whi h t '*en was a gross outrage on our national colours fleet aVCnge' a Chatham or a Canning would have sent a 1I*^° the Baltic, and which we think Lord Melbourne I is f K ^eUS, *° have brought before Parliament. If peace •. 0 e Preserved with Russia upon such terms, we would call a 10 low and dishonourable truce, and one to which the pint of the British nation will not submit. AV e pass over ^pam, her struggles, and the Quadruple Treaty, which, alas only ourselves seem prepared to observe, and pass on to Portu- gal, where our late interference does us no credit. The sub- ject is infelicitous, and furnishes further evidence of the gross incompetency of our Foreign Solon. The Queen of Portugal, aided by the German Prince her husband, and the satellites of her court, deeply plotted against the liberties of her people, by whose blood and treasure she was placed on the throne, an,1 under the pretence of protecting British life and property, the Marines of his Majesty were landed, to make a demonstration in favour of the conspirators. Their presence endangered, instead of protecting our fellow-subjects, and they were called back to their ships. The conspiracy failed, and the repentant Queen must be content to sit upon a throne surrounded with popular institutions, and hear from her Ministers that she, at least, unlike her Royal Brother of France' shall Air no wrong." The Canadas are rich and valuable acquisitions, which we should jealously guard; the attention of Parliament could not, therefore, be too soon called to the reports of the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the grievances of our transatlantic fellow-subjects, so much complained of. We ori- ginally augured well from this commission, and we sincerely trust the labours of the Commissioners will be found to have been directed solely for the attainment of the great object for which they were deputed—the complete establishment of peace and good will, between the mother country and the filial State?. The gracious recommendation of his Majesty to both Lords and Commons, to take into their most serious consideration the provisions about to be submitted to them for the improvement of the law and administration of justice, reflects the highest credit on Ministers, and the nation will exact a severe account from its representatives, if the recommendation of fh& Jfing is not fairly and liberally attended to. Much has been done we Sdmit, but more has still to be effected before law andjusticu can be called synonymous terms. Let the poor man have jus- tice brought to his door, either by having local courts esta- blished, or giving power to the Court of Quarter Sessions to itdjudicate in actions er contractu, and actions ex delicto, where the sum to be recovered, or the damages sought, would not exceed £ 30. The nation at large would hail with delight any measure that would give encreased stability to the Established Church, if it promoted concord and good will among the people. If, then, a settlement of the vexatious question of Church-rates be contemplated—if the many serious and insulting grievances un- der which the great and influential body of DISSENTERS labour, are to be removed at the advice of the Monarch, the Ministry will earn for themselves a character for pure and exalted patri- otism, that will throw all the acts of their predecessors in the shade. The flourishing state of the revenue is briefly alluded to, but in that short notice we find much to praise. The estimates, we are told, have been prepared, with every desire to meet the exigencies of the public service, in the spirit of a wise econo- my." An overflowing exchequer furnishes the best evidence of a prosperous kingdom, and it is to be hoped such will imme- diately lead to a corresponding reduction of taxation. We per- fectly agree with Sir Robert Peel, in calming the terrors of Mr. Gisborne, that there is nothing in the Royal allusion to Joint- Stock Banks to create alarm, for who can avoid assenting to the proposition of Government, that the best security against mismanagement of bankers' affairs must ever be found in the capacity and integrity of those who are entrusted with the ad- ministration of them, and in the caution and prudence of the public." Towards their former views and politics respecting Ireland, Ministers have proved themselves neitherfalse nor fickle. They nobly stand to their recorded declarations, and will not shrink from the side of justice at the command of party, however ably marshalled, by Lord "Alien" Lyndhurst. If the Duke of Wellington complains, as he did in his place in Parliament, of the existence of the National Association" in Dublin, let him remember, that its birth is owing to himself and his fellow Peers. He conceded justice to England—he gave Municipal Reform to Scotland-but Ireland was pro tolito put out of the pale of the constitution by the House of Lords, and left to her own resources for redress. The people of that land did not sit down to weep under their wrongs. They meet in the broad day-light to deliberate upon and organize an opposition-they pay back insult with invective-they collect money to advance their constitutional purposes—and the only difference between them and their Conservative opponents is, that they have real, not imaginary, grievances to combat, and they begin their deli- berations before, instead of after, dinner. Their meetings are held in the open day, in the presence of all-Viceroy, Judges, Magistrates, and police agents; and therefore, most unfortu- nately for the Duke of Wellington's logic, they are not conspi- rators Grant Municipal Reform-remove the abuses of back- parlour Legislation—^confer on the public of Ireland, resident in cities and boroughs, the management of their own affairs and the benches of the H National Association" will soon be denuded of its members; Wiseiy, then, does the King press on the consideration of Parliament the present constitution of the Municipal .Corporations of the Sister Country, and most ar- dently is it hoped, that the House of Lords will not again fling the Sybilline leaves from them. The tithes cannot be collected. Since Lord Stanley's memorable words, Tithes are abolished in Ireland," they have ceased to be and although Rebellion Writs" from the Exchequer may imprison deCrepid age or wasting youth, still the Proctor will get nothing by his motion. Parliament must then devise another mode of provision for a starving, and, in many cases, a most exemplary, clergy. The Government must pay them-the people will not. The press- ing, the all-absorbing question of establishing a legal provision for the Irish poor, comes at length before Parliament, recom- mended, thank God from the throne. The words of his Ma- jesty will do more to tranquillise Ireland, than all the laws of coercion which now do or ever did disgrace the Statute-book— than whole cart loads of the trash written and circulated by the feelosophers of the Mallhusian school. To the eye-beam of the Most High was the extremity of Irish misery only known. For only that eye was present, when distresses, equal, if not more frightful, than witnessed in the Piazza degli Antianie, where Uggholino and his sons perished by famine, were within the mud walls of the Irish cabin, when The fourth pale morning broke," consummating its triumph by the death of its victims. The rTy.ndst™" he r^o-ity are about to prevail, and no scrupulous political econon! shall intervene between the living poor ard .1.cir nWII1 to wr.ji-? or to food." We admire the cou- rrfgvof Ministers, tud 'ye think Mr. O'Connell and Mr. Shiel rhwfd Tv'ih y-'iuse ^Mjfore they will dare to offer opposition to ,1,.i\L.is!<:1'j.,1 vM.r.j, O'Connell's motives are already hinted at. His power is now great: it may be soon like the baseless fabric of a vision." Let him interpose between the beneficence of the Legislature, and his starving countrymen, and he will be left to his bitter thoughts by day, and musings by night." As to Mr. Shiel, a rhetorical artifice" will not protect him, when he again calls the advocates of Poor Laws Infatuated Quixotists.' We know it is the hapless fate of poverty to be taunted and insulted 11 Nil habit infelix paupertas durius in se, Quani quod ridiculos homines facet." Mr. Shiel must not, however, be the apt utterer of the jibe and the taunt. Let him look to his patriotism! Poor Laws once passed-Tithes and the Municipal Corporations put upon a just and equitable footing, his Majesty may well feel persuaded that Parliament would not only contribute to the welfare of Ireland, but would strengthen the law and constitution of these realms, by securing their benefits to all classes of his subjects." We have now gone through the Royal Speech seriatim, and we think the readers of the MEtu.ix will agree with us, that there is much to praise, and little to condemn. Had a few more topics been alluded to, it would have caused greater exultation throughout the country. And first, the BALLOT. But perhaps this question must, after all, be carried out of doors ? Whethei or not the poor voter is to be secured in the exercise of his franchise, will entirely depend upon the electors themselves. They can force its consideration on Parliament, by voting for no candidate who will not PLEDGE HIMSELF TO ITS SUPPORT. EARL FINGALL moved the Address in the Lords, in a speech deservedly complimented by the Duke of Wellington, and which excited general admiration among his brother Peers, on both sides of the House. We hope, with the Duke of Welling ton, that this accomplished young Nobleman will frequently address their Lordships. He was ably seconded by Lord Suf- field. Mr. Sandford and Mr. V. Stuart were the proposer and seconder of the Address in the Commons. Both the Duke of Wellington and Sir Robert Peel were calm and courteous in their remarks. Mr. Roebuck's speech, although it contained some truths, did not produce the effect intended-a split among the Liberal Members. The Hon. Member is indiscreet, and his friends know it.
LATEST INTELLIGENCE. LONDON, THURSDAY EVENING. By accounts from Lisbon, to the 24th ult., we learn that tin preliminary opening of the Cortes took place 011 the 18th, un- attended by any sign of the disturbances which had so confi- dently anticipated. There was a very full attendance of Depu- ties, and much anxiety was manifested, to hear Senhor 1)assm Manuel's justification of the conduct pursued by Ministers with reference to the question of their eligibility to sit in Par- liament in conformity with the constitution of 1832. After an animated debate, the Chamber divided in favour of Ministers, by a majority of 44 to 17. Count Mole, the French Premier, has been confined to his house for the last few days by the predominant complaint. It rages so violently in Pans, that the play at the Theatre Fran- fais was changed no less than three times, in consequence oj the actors engaged in the performances being sudenly sieuI; with la ertppn The Opera Gomnjtte closed suddenly during the performaiice on Sunday evening, one of the artists having diea whilst singing on the stage. Public and private accounts represent the progress of the Influenza in London as alarming. The Mavsvitle (Kentucky) Monitor, of the 29th of December, has the following paragraph:— REPORTED STEAMBOAT DISASTER.—It was reported here last week by boats from above, that the entire cabin of the steamboat Mariner, on the way up, was blown off" during a gale that prevailed on Monday or Tuesday night, and that 20 or 30 passengers had been aroused from their quiet slumbers to find their death pillows beneath the ruthless wave. The appearance a few days after this report of large pieces of a wreck floating down with the ice was calculated to confirm this most melan- choly intelligence." No material speculation has occurred in Shares. Great Western are 41J, Rennie's Brighton 2, and Cundy's 2t, pei share. London and Birmingham are 135 per share, and South- ampton are at dis. Consols for Account are at 89|; Spanish Bonds are 25J; Portuguese 485 49J; and Chilian 43 to 45. Exchequer Bills have also improved to 24 prem., and India Bonds are slightly higher, 17 to 19 prem., being the quotation.
■■v Stforttnc; Tbe Monmouthshire Hounds will meet otf V/v>. N V IVJonday, Feb. § Crowfield. y '• > Thursday, 9 '} roll.y Hiid^^y: Saturday, 11 1 he Grai^ ,Vj At Half-past Ten or'eleck. The F. D. H. (Mr. Carr's Howids) will meet on Monday, Teh. 6th. The Chese. Thursdsv. ftih .The Veddow Wocd. Each day at Tin o'clock-weather permitting, A most brilliant chase, attended by a numerous field of, sportsmen, took place on Wednesday tost, at Ea»tcoiirt, where the splendfd pack onlounds belonging to the lIon. H. Mofeton, met, and found if gallant fox at Ravenbiwst,. which ran from thence to Keen's Wtffidy bidding defiance tohonnds aed horses then made a point for fttfessrt, from thence to the Earl of j Suffolk's park, turning to (fo -igirt for Jackament's Bottom, leaving Tatton to the left, still kttpmg his puisuers at a most respectful distance. Bold Reynard tkA. made his point for Hailey Wow, which he left to the right for tapptTton Com- mon, and from thesoce through the village of Tunley. The first whip, John Gra&tv well known to the sporting field, here rode up to the hound*, bettig the first check during a run of one I hour and 25 minutes in which Ihey left every horseman be- | hind for the last six miler. From Tonley, Reynard made his way for Pimlev Park, and on to the right for Cirencester Woods. fiittotag now approaching, it was found necessary to whip the bounds Off! after a run of two hours and 35 minutts, in a style which was oever known to have been excelled by the oldest sportsman present. Sir. Moreton, mounted on his well- known chesnut horse, led the way throughout the run. BATII STEEPLE CHACE, I%lAnt# The following are the conditions of-this race, for a sweepstake Of 15 sovereigns each, It sovereigns fcwfeit, for hunters belongiag <Qpeisons resident within five miles of Bath, and knowfi^ hunte* a majority of the subscribers, (if being the deterrrViYiauim t« sbwM, £ >nt horses brought from a distance fot the purpose ofsleeplethajin> alone.) The second horse to receive the pwfee added, itnd the wiai2sr to pay the expense of flags, &c. The d»tan< e lo be four miics across country. and the weight 12 stone. To take place on March 1, 1837. THE GREAT BATH STEEPLE CHACE, MARCH 4.-A sweep- stakes of 15 sovs. each, 10 forfeit, for horses of all ages, 12 stotte each; gentlemen rideis four miles across country with 30 sovs. aided by the city of Bath and the vicinity open to all England. A winner of any steeple-chase since November 1st, 1836, to carry 51b. e*t»« if two, 71b. No rider to go through a gateway, or to ride more than one hundred yards along a road or driftway. The horses to be named to Mr. W. Dane, White Lion Hotel, Bath, on or before the 1st Feb.. 1837. The stakes must be made goèd to Mr. W. Lane, the night be- fore running. Two umpires will in due time be appointed who will select a line of country for the race, a»d their decision in case of any dispute to be final.N .B. Horses that are qualified to run in the Bath eteepte-chase on March 1st, 1837, are to be allowed to enter for tht* *take SIT the evening Previous to the race without carrying^he_extmjiveigTi^X^
Slipping Kntelltgenre. NEWPORT. List of Arrivals and Sailings for the week ending the 23^ of February. INWAHDS.—Bee, Casey, with pigs. Jago, Melhuish, with flour. Charles, Howe, with ma!t and flour. Hope, Tasked. with tallow, beans, and flour. Newport Trader, Jackson, with mahogany and flour. Nelly, Michael, with flour, malt, and bran. Robert, Clampitt; Brunswick, Yeo Regent, Ellery Abbess, Harris; Shaurock, Shea; Mary Ann, Beer; Ocean, Thomas Tredegar, Coombs Bristol Packet, Gamey Mode- rator, Johns; Mary, 'fiver; Carleoo, Harwood George, Johns: with sundries. Albion, later; Charlotte, Phelps; Tredegar, Crockford with iron ore. Oui wARnS.Bec Hive, Faurel, for Jersey, with coals. Ex- cel Parry; Minerva, Morgan Ocean, Fumey Hope, Steph- ine's • Mosquito, Reeves Traveller. Stribley Moderator, Johns: Lamb, Williams; Park, Gregory; Ospray, Phillips; Charlotte, James Chailes, Howe William antl A HIT. Bright; Amity, Dunn; Athalia, Williams; with iron and tin plates. Tredeirar, Coombs; Mary, Tiver; Bristol Packet, Gainey; George, J ohns Carleon Jlar^ood j, with sundnes. List of Arrivals and Sailings fojr the week ending the 31st. f V January. FOREIGN EM F.Rpd OUTWARDS.—L&"ima, Clunis. for C.b3. COASTERS iNWARus.—WiHiam. Smith limn Glister, with iron ore. Olive Branch, Jones, from Bring water, with bricks. Julia, Stuckey, from Chepstow, with iron ore. Golden l'leecr, Handford, from Kinsale, with sundries. Mnijr, Lewis, from Swansea, with stone coal. Taunton, Thomas. fn/m. Bridg- water, with timber. Ann, Bush in,- from Bridgwater, (vilb sin- dries. Diligence, Phillips, from Youghal,.wit boats. Atnelia, Paiker, from Chepstow Thomas and Mary, Hider, firent b&r-n- staple; with iron ore. Bedford, Rosser; from Waterford, wnli sundries. Robert and Ann, Ridler, from Gloster, with iron. Prima Leopold, Little, fiom Whitehaven, with ironore. Gift*- r ter Packet, Thomas, from Carmarthen, with oats. Felicity, thomas, frum Porthcawl, with bricks. John and George, Cook, from Lydney, with stones. Ann, Kerr, from Gloster, with salt. Venus, Parsali, from Bridgwater, with sundries. Jane, Nurse, from Gloster, with iron ore. Bute, Walters, from 11 Bristol, with sundries. Kitty. Malton, from Fowey, with iron ore. Sally, Francis, from Bridgwater, with timber. Flora, Matthews, from Newport, with bricks. Three Brothers, Ar- nold, from Gloster. with fruit. Castle, Ellway, from Chepstow, with iron ore. Nineteen vessels in ballast. COASTERS OuTWARM.—Castte. Jones, for Bristol, with • sundries. Kate, Lyon, for London Mary, Hooper, for Bristol, with iron. Glamorgan, Williams^ for London, with sundries. Benjamin, Rees, for London Hawk, Harry, for Newry, with iron. William, Smith, for Gloster, in bal- last. Vigo, Davies, for Downpatrick, with iton and coal. Sampson, Morgan, for Liverpool, with iron. Queen Ade- laide, Evans, for Poi'trtiah, with iron and coal. Francis, Davics, for Liverpool; V;ine, Melhuish, for London Ladyday, James, for Liverpool, with iron. Friends, Davies, for Bristol, with sundries. Wiliam and Mery, Long, for Yarmouth, with iron. Merthyr Packet, Edwards, for Brictol, with sundries. Julia Slucke) for Newport, in ballast. St. Day, Harry, for Truro; Harriet. ÐrapCl; Fanny, Scott; for Newpoit, with IV iron. Olive Branch, Joce", from Swansea, with salt. Feli- city, Thomas, for Barry, in ballast. Twenty-four vessels with coals. LYDNEY. List of for the week ending the 1st of Januaryr" • „ ARRIVED—Lydney Trader, Knight; Newnham, Rotftes; from Bristol, with fote>go;and British goods. », v Ci.iAniiD Ot'T.—Jol)n George Elphinstone, Allison for Cork, coals. Lydney Tiador, Kniglit for Bristol, with British qoods. Trotter Fryer William, Williams; Surprise, Mor- gan Union, Meechia } Efeenezer, Power; Gratitude, Knight • Aust, Hart True Harmony, Clutterbuck Amazon, Hawkins • Aust, Hart; True Harmony, Clutterbuck Amazon, Hawkins • Lewis and Ann, Allen; Weekly Despatch, Coates- Ann' Hawkins; William, Longney; Yictoiy, Prevrett Argo, Ciemments Paiace, Bird; Princess, Hart; Fly, Williams- Berkley, Dowell; Betsey, Nurse Caroline, Malpass Pene, lope, Cope; Eliza, Phillips; Utility, Sims; Happy Return, Clarke Abundance, Magss; Independent, Gower; Neptune. Knight; for Bristol Royal Forester, Furney; Union, Bey- nitii William and Mary, Dingley; Ann. Dingley; David, Washbourne Sophia, Ciidland Taunton, Headtbrd Galley, Storey Friends, Roberts, for Bridgwater Siaters, Bray Brothers, Quinton; Industry, Waters, for Chepstow John George, Cooke, for Cardiff, wiili British goods.
COUNTRY MARKETS. Monmouth, Saturday, Jan. 28.— Wheat, per quarter, Impe- rial measure, 64s Od to 00s Od; Barley, 39s 4d to OOs Od Oats. Os Od to Os Od. Bristol, January 31.—Wheat, per quarter, 58s 4d Barley. 38s 5d Oats. 23s 8d Rye, Os Od Beans, 43s IUd; Peas 00s Od. Brecon, Tuesday, Janvary 24.-Wheat, per bushel, Imperial measure, 7s 4d to 8s Od; Barley, 5s Od to 5s 4d • Oats 3d to Os Od Malt, 00s Od to 45s Od Peas, 6s-2d to 6s 4d • Beef, per III. 61 to 6d Mutton, ft^d to 6Sd Pork 5d to Od; Butter, fresh, 13d: salt, lid to lljd.—Fat pigs 8s per score Hereford, Jan. 28. —Wheat per bush. Imperial Measnro 7s 9d to 7s tOd; Barley, 4s 9d to 5s Od Beans, old 6s 8d to 7s Od ditto, new, Os, Od to Os Od Peas, 5s 9d to'Os Od Vetches, Os Od to Os Od Oats. 3s 6d to 4s Od. d' Gloucester, January 28.-Wheat per bushel of 601bs. 7S fid to 8s Od Barley per Imp. Quar. 38s Od to 415 Od Beans per Imp. bush. 6s 4d to 7s 6d Oats, Imp. Quar. 25s Od 4o 34s Od Peas, Imp. Quar. 46s Od to 54s Od; Malt, Imperii Quar. 46s Od to 62s Cd Fine Flour per sack of 2801bs. 50s to 52s.
BIRTHS. At Dowlais, on the 28th of December, Lady Charlotte Guest was safely delivered of a daughter. At Rome, on the 12th ult., the lady of his Excellency the Chevalier Bunsen, (Minister Plenipotentiary from lite Court of Berlin), of a daughter. MARRIES. At St. Woollos Church, Mr. William C. Webb. coal-mer- Pillgwepliy, Newport to Miss Jenkins, only daughter of Mr. Richard Jenkins, coal-merchant, of ihe aaroe place On Friday, Jan. 2lst, at Bedwelty, Monmouthshire bv the Rev. J. Edwards, Mr. William Griffith*, of Tredegar Iron Works, to Hannah, third daughter of the late RevT Walt«r Lewis, of TreduStart-, Breconshire. On ihe 26th ult., at St. John's Church, Bristol, by the Hey. Peter Peace, and afterwards at the Catholic ChajUl. Newport' Mr. C. Russell, of lupsley near Hereford, ironmonger, to Miss Rebecca Williams, of Derry Cottage, Abeicavennv Lately, at Ross by the Rev. T. Shopped, Mr. Barne;, of Churcham, near Gloucester, to Lucretia, youneest dauirhtpr nf Mr. Caleb Morgan, of Horn, in the same parish. of DIED. On Tuesday, the 31st January, at his house, in Bryanstone Square London, John Bo s, Esq., ,« the 61st year of his age. and father of J. fc. W. Rolls, Esq., of the Ilendre, near Moo- mouth. On Friday morning the 3d inst., at the Market Boat, in this town, Mr. Joshua Addis, for many years Sheriff's Officer in this county, and lately agent for Messrs. Reynolds and Co brewers, Hereford, aged 53. On the 29th ult., Hannah Willan, of this town, aged 72 years she was an affectionate parent, a sincere and consistent christian, and a useful member of society. On the 30th ult., at New House, Machen, deeply lamented and regretted, in the 69th year of her age, Sarah, the beloved wife of Mr. John Vaughaa, to whom she had been united 50 years, during which period, she exemplified all those virtues which adorn the wife, the parent, and the christian. On the 20th ult., aged 55 years, Mr. John Glassbrook, of Crosskilogg, late officer of Excise, in this county. On the 20th lOst., of influenza, aged 76 years, Elizabeth, wife of ihomas Denning, Esq., of 20, Upper York-street, Bryan- stone-square, London, and mother of Miss Denning, of the Castle fecnool, Monmouth. At Neath, on the 27th ult., Mrs. Powell, the beloved wife of 1 • W• Powell, Esq., Solicitor, and only sister of J. W. Joneis, Esq:, Surgeon, of this Town. On Friday, the 20th ult.. at her residence, No. 9, Promen- ade-terrace, Cheltenham, most deeply regretted and sincerely lamented by a large circle of relatives and friends, after a few < days' illness of influenza, the Dowager Lady lord, sister of the late Viscount Anson, and aunt to the Earl of Lichfield. Her generous and benevolent spirit will cause her memory to be long cherished by all who were within tbe sphere of its influence. On the 23d ult., at his brother's residence, Westgate-street, Gloucester, Samuel Hicks, Esq., in the 65th year of his age. On Monday night, at his residence in St. Owen'a-street, Hereford, in his 72d year, after several weeks illness, John i Griffiths, Esq., for nearly half a century a distinguished surgeon in this city, and one of the most respectable, useful, and pepf* Volvo t citi;too, -v '1