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GLAM OR CANS HIRE. CARDIFF. The freemen of Liverpool have lately, at a numerous and respectable meeting-, passed re- sotutioDS expressive of their gratitude and admiration of the distinguished services lately rendered to their cause by our honourable representative J. Nichoil, Esq. They voted to h:m the public thanks of the meeting, and resolved to present to him some lasting tribute of the esteem and gratitude of the burgesses. The meeting was addressed with great eloquence by several of the leadiug gentlemen of Liverpool, and the resolutions passed, not only with unanimity, but with an enthusiasm such as is seldom witnessed. THE EARL OF PLYMOUTH'S WILL.—We under- stand that, under the noble Earl's will, no part of his property will go with the title. His Lordship be- queaths 2,000/. per annum to his Countess in addition to her jointure of 10,000t. per annum. The Hewel estate is left to the Hon. R. Clive,and his family; that gentleman, it will be recollected, married one of the Earl's sisters. To Viscount Holmesdale, the eldest son of Earl Amherst, whj married the late Earl's mother, property to the amount of 10,000/. a-year is bequeathed.— VVorcesler Journal. CAPABILITIES or CAIIDIFF.We hear that ru- mours are again afloat of improvemfnts to the port of Cardiff. It is ardently desired that they may be realized, for the entrance to the port is too circum- scribed to afford facilities to the numberless daily arrivals and departures. There is nosubstantial reason why Cardiff should not rival or eclipse Bristol, Glocester, or any other port in the channel—its trade has of late wonderfully increased, and if a floating basin was made outside the lock gates, the benefit would be incalculable. Vessels might then leave the canal without being dependent on the tides; it would then at all times be clear, the navigation for craft of any description uninterrupted, and twicethe numberof vessels m ght pass without any of the trouble or risk they are now obliged to encounter. AXCIEXT BRITISH OAK.—At the farm house at Pwll.y.Wengi, near Cardiff, on the estate of Henry Jones, Esq. a fire broke out about a year ago which nearly destroyed the whole building. In an examina- tion of the ruins a few days ago, Mr. Jones discovered a piece of oak timber about a foot square, in many parts very much scorched, and on one side carved in antique fashion, and bearing in figures of very ancient form, the inscription 112!J. The piece of wood even now is sound. IROS TRADE.—There is now a greater number of vessels at Cardiff, waiting for cargoes of iron, than there has been for many years past; and such is the improvement in the trade of this port generally, that the oldest inhabitant does not recollect seeing the harbour so full of ships. FATAL ACCIDENT.—On Saturday, the 20th ult., VYilliam Wittiams, a sailor on board of the David, leaped overboard, in presence of his comradep, about nine miles from Berwick-on-Tiveed, and was drowned. The unfortunate man had been for some time troubled in his mind, and fancied that he was haunted by some person who wanted him to take money to buy food with, which he often mentioned to his shipmates. He was a native of Cardiff, and had been abflel. t from home 11 years. ANNUAL MEETING OF TIlE SUBSCRIBEfiS TO THE GLAMORGAN CLERGY CHARITY. On Tuesday se'nnight, the annual meeting of this excellent institution took place at the Bear Inn, Cow- bridge, which was attended by the Clianceiloi- of the Diocese, the Principal of St. David's College, the Rev. Dr. Williams, and a considerable number of the principal clergy and laity of the county. Twenty guineas each were voted for ten widows, and more than £ 1.50 apportioned for apprenticing the sons, and re!ieving the wauts of orphans, of the distressed Y. Clergy. At three o'clock, the subscribers sat down to dinner, the Chancellor iu the chair.- After the usual toasts, the Rev. Dr. Williams rose, and stated that he had to propose the health of one, in whose praise all that he could say would be of little value in compa- rison with the benedictions of the widow and the orphan, which were daily offered up for him he would give the health of the Rev. Bruce Knight, the indefatigable treasurer of the Society. The worthy Chancellor then rose and spoke as follows My best acknowledgments are due to you all for the obliging manner in which you have drank my health, and to Dr. Williams in particular am I in- debted for the friendly and handsome terms in which he proposed it. It is impossible for me to be other. wise than greatly pleased by these tokens of your approbation and regard: welcome, however, as these marks of your goodwill must be to me, I can assure you they are doubly acceptable, when I consider that they are offered to me in my official capacity as trea- surer to the Glamorganshire Clergy Society. Having now for eleven years taken an active part in the interests of that excellent institution, I feel in some degree enabled to speak ofits great merits aud utility, and most ungrateful, as well as unjust should I be, did I not take the opportunity of bearing full testi- mony to theextraordinary kindness and support which have on all sides been manifested towards our widows and orphans. If there have been indications of a jealous and unkindly feeling towards the Miuistersof the establishment in other places, from such an evil we have in this district been eminently free, and the generous and considerate spirit which has been shewn towards us generally by the laity, calls for our thank- fulness and admiration. It is, indeed true, that the widows and children of the parochial minister, who has faithfully endeavoured to discharge his duty, are eminently entitled to the public sympathy and regard, and the poverty of many of our benefices from various causes, necessarily gives occasion to many instances of urgent and necessitous claims. The condition of widowhood is of itself afflicted and (ie-olate-to lose the husband, the bond of the house—the fond com- panion of happier days-the comforter in trouble- the stay and counsel of the family-the right hand- the protector—the father—must ever be asad bereave- ment: but how are the sorrows of the heart enlarged wheu with the head of the family, the means of subsistence cease also when the house and spot so much loved must be with so much regret forsaken It is for these reasons, that we find the Bible, the Book of Charity and Love, represent widows and orphans to be, as it were, the special regard of the Almio-htv who ts there declared to be •• The Father of the fatherless, and a defender of the cause of the widows" -and'«to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, u represented to be so important a part of true religion.—Gentlemen, it must be quite needless tor me to dwell on these topics: as I see mvself however, surrounded by Welshmen, I will quote a BP tit once from that good book, as representing the objects and feelings of our institution, and 1 will quote it in a language, which, if we regard its facility of combination, its harmony of sound, or power and richness of expression, is as superior to the Greek as the Greek is to the Roman tongue Gad dy blnt amddifaid i 6, myfi au cadwaf hwynt yn fvw ac ymddirieded dy weddwon ynof fi."—Jerein. 49'11. Before he sat down, he would propose the health of his Predecessor, the Rev. Dr. Williams, who had contributed so mainly to the growiug prosperity of the institution. 11 The Rev. Gentleman proposed the health of'the lay subscribers, the generous and disinterested frieuds of the society." J. B. BRUCE, Eq-In behalf of the laity I return their best thanks—for. myself, I can truly say that I sball always be rejoiced to render my best services in aid of this excenent institution, because I ponsider it as efficient in 'ts administration, as it is benevolent in its objects, nor can I conceive a greater luxury than that of soothing the sorrows of those who have known better days. I could say much in praise of it, but that I might appear to be bestowing high commenda- tion iu that quarter where it might be unbecoming in me to do so-but, my friends, are we not all brothers in such a cause as this ? Are not the objects of it our mothers and sisters ? Are not its orphans our chil- dren ? While I have a shilling in my pocket, my mite shall not be wanting (and I am sure 1 can answer for you all) in the support of connections who have such strong and urgent claims upon us. The Principal of St. David's College in returning thanks for his health being drank, stated that, it was indeed true, that though his head and person were in Cardiganshire, his heart was in his uative county; that he was a member of four societies of this des- cription in the extensive Diocese to which he belonged, and that he always referred to the pros- perous state of the Glamorgan Clergy Charity with (eehngs of pride and gratification. The health of Mrs. Davies, of Tregroes, of Daniel Jones, Esq., of Llantwit, and of other generous bene- factors was drank with enthusiasm, and the party broke up with the delightful feeling that they had "left their sheaf ia the field for the fatherless and the wiiow."



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