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A LETTER TO MR. BATTY, THE…

TO THE EDITOR OF THE PRINCIPALITY.

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TO THE EDITOR OF THE PRINCIPALITY. SIR,—Do you know that the editor of the Silurian is in a pitiful condition ? lie has the vanity to think that his lines go to all the earth, and his words to the ends of the world." Poor man, I never saw the, glitter of his steel against me until I saw your remarks in my defence. Yet lie gratuitously assumes that, as he has assumed other things. Some" one has been so kind as to send me the Silurian of last Saturday, in which I find a leading article upon, you and me. Dear Mr. Editor, we are important folks or else the popular journal could not condescend so much. Will you allow me, from pity, to reiterate what the editor has yet failed to see, though it has been before him in plain English ? and, if you please, I will be the antipodes of Jesuitism, for some folks in our very learned towns can- not see the difference between argument and Jesuitism." May 27, the editor said that the aggregate assembly of the Calvinistic Methodists made a decided stand against any- thing like a vote of censure on the Commissioners." This is falsehood the first, upon my own personal evidence. I hope there is no Jesuitism" in this style. In the Silurian of the same date, he said that, the "monthly meeting at Llanfihangel Nant Bran" had given a lesson (to) the public," and the lesson was the signing of the memorial in question. The Rev. D. Charles denied that any such memorial was adopted by the monthly meeting. I ask, who are we to believe, Mr. Charles who was at the meeting, or the editor, who, I suppose, was not at the meet- ing P Of course I believed Mr. Charles. There are no laws of evidence against my doing so. The editor found it con- venient to attack me, whereas, he should first of all contra- dicted Mr. Charles. Upon Mr. C's. evidence I repeat my former assertions against the editor. I challenge him to disprove them upon the same evidence as I had, If he replies that Mr. C. did not say that the memorial was not there; of course not; for what had he to do with anything but what was adopted by the monthly meeting. Suppose, for instance, if the editor could not have substantiated that some one had a letter to Mr. Symons in his pocket in the same place, and that he should then talk of the. monthly meeting as being responsible for the sentiments of that; what would the public have judged of his fitness for his office, in connexion with the Silurian ? Yet in the face of all argument, and the positive assertion of Mr. C.,the editor has the audacity to head his article, in last Saturday's paper, The PRINCIPALITY and tljjp Llanfihangel memorial." If lie was deceived by some lover of Government grant, I pity him. Let him come forth manfully, and acknowledge his error and mistake. It will do him ten times more credit than to trouble the readers of his elegant' paper every week with Parturiunt monies, nascitur ridiculus mus" I Let the Breconians be plain men, and get out of the mist. Let not one say this, and the other that, as if they were too cowardly to appear in their true colours before the world. There will then be no bustle about what is a fact, and what is not. And I for one shall respect them for courage, though my opinions may differ. If this is not sufficient to convince the editor, I shall take no notice of anything he may write on the subject. I remain, yours, MC., Haverfordwest, July 17, 1848. E. DA VIES. [Mr. Davies and ourselves certainly are very important, personages, if we may judge from the Silurian, The matter in dispute is really between Mr. Charles and our learned brother of the broad sheet. Let them decide whether the memorial in question is a connexional or private document, We also remind the editor that the educational leading- arti- cles which have lately appeared in his journal are suspected not to be his. Has he any objection to say yes, or no ? It is a serious matter if he allows the editorial dignity to be assumed, in order to conceal from the public the author of anxious plannings" in favour of State Education.—ED.]

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