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TO THE KUITOli OF THE PRINCIPALITY.

THE REV. J. SHORE.—RELIGIOUS…

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THE RIGHT HON. FOX MAULE AND THE DISSENTERS OF PKUTH.—We learn from the Scottish Press that the Dis- scnters of Perth have very properly called their represen- tative to account for his vote on the Church-rate question. The following is the reason assigned for his conduct by the right honourable gentl(,iian :I, It would have- given me much pleasure to support Mr. Trelawny's motion for the abolition of Church-rates, had any less invidious mode of maintaining: the fabric of the existing Churches been pointed out; but I was not prepared to vote to an abstract resolution which proposed no substitutes for present rates." Cau !{CH-aATE IN SOUTHAMPTON.— There are nearly 3,(0) defaulters in the parish. Summonses were granted hut week by the Southampton magistrates against several parishioners of St. Mary's, for non-payment of Church-ratea, and if the rate proves valid, the rest of the defaulters wiil be prosecuted for non-pay ment. The whole of them have determined to ret'iwe payment, and to allow tlvur good* to be seized, or go to prison rather th.m pay thcperseelltillg: earl. An Association is forming jn the town to collect funds, defray the legal expenses of the defaulters, and support while in prison any of them who may require such,aid.

■ THE TRIAL OF RUSH.

THE EDITOR OF THE MERLIN,…