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tmptcCai parliament. HOUSE OF LORDS—THURSDAY. Lord MELBOURNE moved the second reading of the Duchess of Kent's Annuity Bill. Not appre- hending any opposition to it, he avowedly abstaiued from makinff any remarks. Lord BROUGHAM said that he should not offer any further objection to the bill; he had slatod all that he had to express on the subject. The Biil was accordingly read the second time. Lord GLENELG, agreeably to notice, moved an address to her Majesty regarding the affairs of Louer Canada, His Lordship entered into co"Sui?rable details, and contended that, instead of taking part" ith the Freuch or British parties, the government had adopted tile hue course, that of proceeding to remedy real and acknowledged grievances, and to examine alleged ones. With respect to the suspension of the legislative assembly, he admitted thut it was an arbitrary, hut, at the "ame time, maintained that it was a necessary pro- ceeding. Lord BROUGHAM, in I) very measured terms, ridiculed and condemned the whole of the proceed- ings of the government, which ou¡¡ht to have bpen awake—not asleep—at such a crisis as the moment- ous and perilous period following the adoption of Lord J. itu..sel1'1\ Canada resolutions. The following passage is in Lord Brougham's best style :— Mark, too, my Lords, not only the situation of Lord Gosford, but the situation of the colonies them- selves. If you will have plantations in every clime— if you will have subjects by millions in opposite sides of the globe-if you will undertake to manage the affairs of an empire extending over both hemispheres, over an empire on which the sun never sets-whether such a determination on your part be prudent or impolitic, \V hether its effects he bcneficial or detrimental to our highest interests, I will not now stop to inquire but if you make up your minds to this. at all events it im- poses on you the absolute necessity that you I';bal1 be alive and awake (laughter), and vigilant; that you shall not sleep and slumber (laughter); that you shall not, like the sluggard, let your hands sleep before you, as if you were administering the affairs of a parish, or even of a kingdom near at home, to which and from which the post goes and arrives every day in the week. (Hear, hear.)" Lord MELBOUNE replied that the course pursued by the government was defensible on every ground; that every effort would continue to be made to suppress revolt, at the same time justice would be doue 10 the colonies. The Duke of WELLINGTON was not surprised that evil consequences had attended the act of 1831, for, as he had urged at the time, it was inconsistent with the principles oftheBritisheonstitutioll to leave the payment ot judges, &0., contingent upon annual votes. He blamed not the government for believing that insurrectionary movements were not to be ex- pected, because he knew such to be the opinion of residents and officers in the provinces; but as the government had sent troops from Nova Scotia to the Canada*, he thought blame was attachable for not having sent other troops totake their place. He objected to an "eleclive" cOllllcil, declarin that the right of such appoiutmeuts was constitutionally in the crown, The Earl of R1 PON said, on the subject of the act ot 1831, that the Duke of Wellington's prophecy had certainly been realised; hut the different addresses declared that, if the revenues were conceded, the salaries of the judges,&c., would be regularly voted. After the addresses which preceded the act of 1831 no honest man could have refused the supplies. The Earl of DURHAM spoke in the course of the dpbate, Dud declared the reluctance with which he had undertaken the responsible office assigned to him. He disclaimed all party spirit and appaled to his zeal for the interests of the crown and the country as the motives that influenced his choice. His objects would he to establish the authority of the crown, to enforce the lawg, and, having done so, to redress the grievances of the Canadians where- ever they were found to exist. Af'er some remarks from the Earl of Fitzwilliam, Lord Wharnclitfe, fee. Lord GLENELG replied; and, in reference to Lord Brougham, who had left the house, said, ilAbsit, evasit, erupit. Having vented his thun- der with no sparing hand, and haviuj; also heaped upon me those measures of wrath and indignation which seemed to be inexhausliblein his mighty bosom (laughter and cheers,) he has at length shown ine, that having discharged his deadly bolts, he is capable, like the Thunderer, of veiling himself in clouds. (Renewed lallghternlld cheers). I should have been glad to have returned my thanks to him for this, the first testimony of his friendship with which he has fa- voured me. (Laughter.) have beer: much in the habit of hearing the Noble and learned Lord launch out his invectives and point his sneers at persons in- finitely above me iu character and station, and much more intimately connected with himself than I have the honour to be but I am and was surprised at the InexhaustIble vocabulary of lati"ua"e with which he had charged himself against lIe "to-night (hear, hear), and confess, however, that the violence of the Noble and Lea. ned Loid s invective has much less weight upon myself from the circumstance to which i have alluded because I have SCen it applied somewhat indiscriminately to others riot so much trom opposition to any Lord whom he chooses to attack, but once engaged iu the career of assault the Noble and Learned Lord is carried away with that fervour of indignation which is the character- istic of his exalted mind. (Hear, hear). I am "ony to make Ihese observations in his absence j but it is not my fault that he has removed himself from the house. (Hear, har): Hesaiditwaswithpainand sorrow that hefeU himself obliged to give utterance to the remarks which fell from him. If the Noble and Learned Lord were here I should say to him. Do not spare me your invective, but, for God's sake, spare me your pain and sympathy.' (Hear, hear)" The address was then agreed to, and their Lord- ships adjourned. .# HOUSE OF COMMON'S—Thu,ISDAY The House did not assemble to-day, having adjourned at their last sitting, until Monday. "#"1'1>#,1' HOUSE OF LORDS—FBIDAY, The Lord Chancellor took his seat on the wool- sack at ten minutes past five o clock. Several petitions on various subjects were pre- ¡¡enled. The Duke of RICHMOND presented a petition from the county of Sussex, signed by 42 magistrates of the countv, praying for increased authority in ad- ministering summary justice in cases petty theft, as regarded juvenile offenders. If the Government did not take up the subject referred to in the petition, he should feel it his duty to move that it be referred to a Select Gommitteeof the House. Lord BROUGHAM said, the question referred to by the petitioners called for the 1 ullest possible investigation by the House. Afte; a few observations from the Lord Chan- cellor, Lord Abiller, the Duke of Richmond, Lord Wharnc iffe, and other Peers, the petition was laid on the table. Lord BROUGHAM, on presemUjff a peJitoa, <uat«d that the reason of his leaving the House last night before the debate was over, was in consequence of his not having fully recovered from indisposition. His absence, however, had given an opportunity to the Noble President of the Council of saying some of the best things he ever uttered in his life. (Laughter) It was ratht-r too bad of the Noble Marquis to say, that he, like Papineau, had bolted. (Laughter.) If he had bolted he had again recrossed the line, nnd was present to answer any of the charges which were most unreasonably brought against him, Lord MEi.BOURNE said, the Noble and Learllrd Lord having explained that personal indisposition was the cause of leaving the House last night was quite sufficient and he did think it would have been better if he had not animadverted and made observations on a question relating to Canada, which was not then before the House. II appeared like all attempt to re-argue a subject which was not before the House. On the motion of the Duke of RICHMOND, the Library Committee was re-appointed. DUCHESS OF KENT'S ANNUITY. On the motion of Lord MELBOUltN E, the Duchess of Kent's Annuity Bill went through Com- mittee. Lord BROUGHAM said he should not oppose 'he Bill, but he should certaillly enter his protest against it on the journals of the House. Their Lordships adjourned at six o'clock until Monday. HOUSE OF LORDS.—MONDAY. The LORD CHANCELLOR took his seat on the woolsack at five o'clock. I1EU MAJESTY'S ANSWER TO THE ADDRESS. The Duke of ARGYLL said that, in obed ence to their Lordships'command-, he bad had the honour of waiting on her Majesty with their Lordship. A dress, and was instructed to lay before them her Majesty's most gracious answer. The Noble Duke then read the answer, which was in these terms :— "Iy Lords,—J thank you for the assurance of your determination to support my efforts for the suppression of the revolt, and the restoration of tranquillity, in Lower Canada. "1 deeply regret the unhappy events which have taken place in that part of my dominions, aud il shall be my earnest endeavour, with your co-opera- tion, to make etlectual provision for the restoration of order in that province, and for the permanent welfare aud stability of all elapses of its inhabi- tants. "I have observed with the utmost satisfaction the spirit of my loyal and faithful subjects of my North American provlllces; and thpir zealolls exer- tions in support of my authority entitle them to my warmest acknowledgments." Her Majesty's most gracious answer was then directed to be entered upon the journa's of the House. RETURNS RELATIVE TO CANADA. Lord ELLEN BOROUGH said he was very- anxious to have laid upon the table various accounts which would, he believed, furnish desirable informa- tion relative to Lower Canada. The returns might be easily produced. The first return was, an ac- count of the charges incurred by the united king- dom on account of the North America colonies j also an account of the trade of the colonies with- the rest of ttie world, and the amount of the tonnage of ships belonging to the colonies, and the amount of the tonnage of vessels employed by the united king- dom in tho. trade of those colonies. He was also anxious to have other returns, viz.,the amount of the revenue derived from the taxps, distinguishing those imposed by the Provincial Parliamellt and the Imperial Parliament; likewise an account of the application of the revenues, distinguishing specifi- cally the mode of appropriation. He would place the paper containing the motion ill the hallds of the Noble Haron opposite, and would move for the pro- duction of the returns to-morrow. There was another paper, which, perhap", if" it were in the Noble Baron's possession, he miirht possibly pro- duce iI, as he (Lord Ellenborough) was very de, sirous of seeing it—he alluded to a Bill which was introduced into the House of Assembly, in the Ses- sion of 1S35 or 1836, to enable parishes to form additional townships, but the Bill did not pass into law. Lord GLENELG (to whom the paper containing the words of the motion had been banded across the table by Lord Elleuborough; said he would look through it this evening, and give an aiiswer to- morrow. NATIONAL EDUCATION. Lord BROUGHAM presented a petition from the mayor, aldermen, and common couucil of Carlisle, in favour of a national system of education. Lord ELLENBOROUGH said he was desirous of having a return in reference to public education in Canada. It appeared that the House of Assembly had voted large sums for education in Canida, but what had become of them their Lordships were ignorant. He would move for this return to- morrow. Lord BROUGHAM said he held in his hand a petition from Edinburgh, agreed lo at a most pectable meeting, held on the 8th inst., praying their Lordships' attention to the condition of their fellow-subjects in Canada, who complained of griev- ances (which the petitioners thought were well founded) under which they laboul ed. POST-OFFICE. Lord BROUGHAM presented a petition from the mayor and a large number of the members of the corporation of Leicester, praying an alteration jn the Post-ofifce Establishment, and a trial of the plan propounded by Mr Hill. The Noble aud Learned Lord likewise presented a petition from a parish ill Carmarthenshire, in favour of the Vote by Ballot. Viscount DUNCANNON laid upon the table a c.opy of the last report of the commissioners of education in Ireland. EUPHRATES EXPEDITION. The Marquis of LANSDOWNE moved, "That a humble address be presented to her, Majesty, praying that her Majesty would be graciously pleased to direct that there be laid upon ihe table copies of papers, or extracts from dispatches received, in reference to the Euphrates Expedition."—Agreed to. —Adjourned. .# HOUSE OF COMMONS—MONDAY. The SPEAKER took the Chair at the usual hour. Mr GROTE, presented a petition from Lynn, in Norfolk, signed by 600 persons in favvour of the Ballot. Also petitions to the same effect from places in Radnorshire. Mr MACLEOD presented a petition from the corporation of Kincardine in/avour of the pian ot post office reform proposed by Mr Hill. Mr TANCRED presented a similar petition from the merchants of B mbury 10 the same etfect. Sir S \VHALLEY presented a petition from St. Pancras, praying the House to pass measures for the relief of Canadian grievance*; also one from the same parish, praying-that the name of the Hon. Member for Southwark (Mr Harvey) might be added to the Committee appointed to enquire into the Pension List. Mr WAKLEY presented a petition from the Working Men's Association of Bristol, praying the House to address her Majesty tor a free pardon for the men lately sentenced to transportation in Edinburgh—and one to the same eftect from the Trades Association of London. Mr DEN N'ISTOUN presented a petition from the G'asgow Chamber of Commerce, praying for the establishment of a Board tor examining all captains of merchant ships; and one against any further endowments to the Scottish Chllrch. If the Ministry granted any turther endowment to the Scottish Church they would ruin their popularity in Scot- land. (Hear, hear.) The feeling against any further endowment was very strong. CANADA. Sir W. MOLES WORTH presented three petitions against any coercive measures being adopted with regard to Canada, but the Hon. Uaronet did not state from whence they came. IRiSH POOll LAWS, Lord CLEMENTS moved for a certain return re- lating to Poor Laws in Ireland, to which 1e had obtained the assent of the Noble Lord the Secretary for Ireland.—Agreed to. CANADA. Mr HUME presented a petition, agreed to at a public meeting in Edinburgh, on the subject of Canadian grievances. The petitioners stated that they neither vindicated the colonists in their in- surrection nor the measures of Govern,nenl that led to Úlat result; but that they were impres-ed with the conviction that neither the precepts of religion nor the true interestsot humanity required that the war should be furl her prosecuted. MrGlLLON stated that he had presided at the meeting frpm which the petition emanated, and that he could bear testimony to the respectability of the meeting. Mr HUME wished to ask the Noble Lord, the Secretary for the Home Department, whether he had any objection to reprinting certain documents relating to Canada, as 1\ number oi-Hon. Gentlemen who had not been Members of the former House were unacquainted with the report of the Commis- sioners, and of the minutes of evidence taken befure the Committe on Canadian affdirs, in 1834. Mr GLADSTONE—The Hon. Member has as- sumed that these papers are out of print. The motion was ihpti agreed to. AFFAIRS OF CANADA. 1\lr GROTF, having been called on by the SPEAKER, moved that the petition of John Arthur Roebuck, which had been presented by him on Wednesday evening last, be now read. The peti- tion was then read at length by the Clerk. Sir R. JNGKIS wished to call the attention of the House to an omission i" the petition, no doubt accidentally, but nevertheless it was the duty ol every Member of that House to see that the regula- tions it required were attended to. The House re- quired that in all petitions it should be stated that it was "the humble petition, and that "your petitioner humbly sheweth ellhel: of which phrases were in the present petition. I erhap.. the Hon. Member for London would state whether that omission was accidental or not ? R llot ac- cidental he shonld feel it his duty to can the atten- tion of the House more fully to the subject. MrGROTK was quite sure that it never was the intention of Mr Roebuck to show any want of respect to the House, and he felt convinced therefore that the omission was entirel v accidental. Sir R. lNG LIS said that the Hon. Member for London having stated that the omission was unin- tentional he would, perhaps, allow bun to observe, that the only exeeption to the rule of the House which required the introduction ot the words, was in the case of a Peer or a Quaker. It was more especially necessary that that rule should be adhered to in the case of a person who had had the honour of a seat in that House. It Ihe petItion !Jad been that of an ordinary person he should not have noticed it. Mr GiU)T £ then rose, but was interrupted by Sir R. PEEL, who gave notice, that whet) the Canada Bill weul into Committee, would move the omission of such parts of the Bill as expressed a recognition that the Convention or Committee, or whatever it was called, was to meet in a representa- tive character, and also of such part as gave her Majesty in Council a power to repeal the Bill. Mr GROTE moved that Mr Roebuck should be heard at the bar, as agent for Lower Canada,'against the Canada Bill. After some observations to show the injustice of proceeding to enact so strong a measure without hearing what the agent for Canada, now in England, had to say on behalf of that colony, theHon Gentleman concluded by moving that he should be heard. Mr GLADSTONE concurred in the motion, but protested again-t hearing Mr Roebuck as the agent of the HOllse of Assembly. Lord J. RUSSELL thought it belter that the House should hear Mr Roebuck as agent for the House of Assembly, as, if they consented to hear him on the mere ground of ihe interest which he took in the question, it would open too wide a door to future applicants. Lord STANLEY quite agreed with the Noble Lord that the present. Government could not by any possibility have any reason to oppose the hearing of Mr Roebuck in his character of agent. That gentleman had been received by the Colonial-office as the agent of the House of Assembly; the Go- vernment had given their sanction to the assump- lion of the Learned Gentleman, and therefore they could not now object to Iwar him in that character. He believed that they were the only Government who had ever received a gentleman in such a cha- racter. Up to the present Government there was not one who had ever received a gentleman as the agent of a colony permanently residing in this country. In 182S the petition was that the colony should appoint all agent, and the recommendation in 1828 was that the colonies should be allowed to appoint by bill an agent for the whole colony. For his (Lord Stanley's)' own part, if he followed his own judgment in ordinary case, he should con- sider it would be difficult to say Mr Roebnck ought not to appear. If he followed his own feelings, he should say, by all means give Mr Roebuck every latitude you can (cries of "hear, hear). He would not hear him, however, as a matter of right, but as a matter of favour. Sir G GREY cou'd not concur with many of the statements of the Noble Lord. It had been sug- gested by a Noble Friend of his, that the petition should be presented and laid on the table, in order that the point it involved should be decided after due deliberation. He thought that no person would object to Mr Roebuck b ing heard, looking at the situation of Lower Canada and the provisions of the Bill that had been brought, in for its better regu- lation. Afier some desultory observations between Messrs Grote, Hume, VVarburton, and Lord John Russell, The SPEAKER put the question that Mr Roe- buck be heard at the bar, which was agreed to. The SPEAKER then called Mr Roebuck to the bar, and the Bill having been read, he said that the. House had consented to.hear the learned gentleman. Mr ROEBUCK approached the bar, which (for his convenience) had been advanced, and addressed the House at great length, charging Ministers and the Government generally with all the evils and disturbances which had taken placo in Canada. After dwelling at considerable length upon the various negotiations with Canada, Mr Roebuck concluded by warning the House how they alienated the affections of the Canadians, and by that means evtended the American republic from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pole. The Learned Gentleman having withdrawn from the Bar. The SPEAKER put the question that the Bill be coiruni tted, Mr HUME had understood it was not to be com- mitted until its princip'e had been debated. Thp- SPEAKER said, the question that the Bill be committed Ilaving been carried, he should then put the question as to what day, and then it would be competent for the Hoit. Member to speak upon the principle of the Bill. Mr HUME said, if so, they were in a condition always as if they were reading the Bill a second time (hear!) He would appeal to the House whe- ther the case they had just heard at the bar did not give a different clollr to the whole transaction.and make out a case so favourable to the House of Assembly that they ougnt to pause before they proceeded with the Bill 1 He should feel it his dllty to give his opposition totheprescntBiDin every stage of its progress through that House, and he should rherefore then move that the Bill be committed that day six months. Sir GEORGE GKEY need scarcely say that to the motion whrch had just been made to the House by the Hon. Member for Kilkenny, he should offer bis most determined opposition. He was utterly at a loss to conceive how the Hon. Member proposed to effect the obje> t of which he appeared to approve —h.iw he would send out a governor with full powers, when he opposed the only measure which would give the necessary authority. (Hear, hear.) Concession was made of all their just rights, and tlien commenced their unconstitutional and unjust demands; and a negative was given to those de- mands by the Parliament only, after a solemn and thrice-repeated declaration ot the Canadian Legis- lature to adjourn all their deliberations, to render use'ess their functions, and to abrogate the duties British government and the Parliament had receded from the ground which they had taken-till they granted an elective Legislative Council. By these acts, or rather this neglect, the Canadian constitu- tion was practica ly suspended, although It would only be so in reality by the act which was then proposed; an act which, in fact, was only to supply the "ants created by the refusal pf the Assembly to provide for those legislative measures which the interest of the province demanded, and to fill up the interval which must elapse before an Assembly could be called together. The Govrn- ment had placed .confidence in the representations whicD had been made to them, that if 'he Canadians were entrusl ed with a control cover their expenditure there be but little difficulty in managing the affairs of the colony but when the Assembly met they carried not one legislative act; they met to remonstrate,not to legislate they saw all the acts which required re-enactment expiring; and all this they allowed to pass without the slightest attempt to prevent the injustice which would accrue to the public and to individuals, without any pfovision for the manifold interests which required their pro- tection, and which "ele placed in their hands by the act of 1791; and the House was then called upon, after the greatest forbearance had been carried to the fullest extent, by the Bill then before them, to remedy these inconveniences,and this in the only manner in which it could do so effectively, unless Hon. Members assumed the execution of the functions of the local Legislature by passing from day to day the Bills which might be required, and which they most do in absence from the scene of action, and in entire ignorance of the local wants and local wishes. Hut let not the I-louse mistake the real state of the Cllse, nor what had occuned in Canada since 1828, Let them mark well the pro- gress of the present dispute relative to the conduct of the House of assembly. In 1833 a bi 1 of supply was pas-ed by the Legislative Assembly which was rejected by the Legislative Council for the reasons and under the circumstances which had been mentioned on a former evening. In 183 f no such question arose, but the House of Assembly, without any distinct refusal to vote a supply, passed which were embodied in the address to that House, and which having been sent to the governor to be forwarded, the Legislative Assembly was left with so few members rellldiuing in ("ebec attending to their duties a to render it impossible to trönSact any business, and they could only meet and adjourn. In 1835 the same process was pursued, and thus for two years the Assembly .separated without making any pro-• vision for the public service, or of the payment for the salaries due to the persons who were necessary to discharge the judicial offices in the colony, or to those other persons against whom it was never alleged either that theirolfices were unnecessary, or that their salaries were inadequate to the onerous duties which they had to perform. Under these circumstances it became, in 1834, the duly of the Government to consider the best steps to pursue to raise the colony to a better state; and he could not regret, notwithstanding the weakness and the imbe- cility with which he and his colleagues were charged, that they did not adopt those harsher measures which would have led to all immediate quarrel that they did believe in the professions which were made that it the Canadians had a con- trolover Ihe expenditure, and if there were a fair distribution of the offices, there was n > reason to fear but that the Legislature would cordially co- operate witb the Government to carry on the ex- ecutive functions. Ministers might have been too credulous, but the course which they adopted was preferable to a harsh and little-provoked exercise of dominion, and the exercise of what Burke called the boundless power of imperious legislation." He was only anxious that the real facts should be known — that they should be known as widely as possible, and he was the more anxious because he was satisfied that it would be seen on the real cir- cumstance being published, that the Ministers had not departed from a wise and temperate mode of government, but that they had acted only in the dis- charge of their duty, and had only adopted a course to which they were driven by the exigencies of the times. (Hear, hear ) Lord FRANCIS EGERTON said that he felt anxi- ous to bespeak the attention of the House for a short time, in order that he might explain the grounds on which he was disposed to give his feeble but per- serving support to the measure proposed by the officers of her Majesty's Government. He felt it the more necessary to do this, because the measure appeared likely, as far as he could judge from recent events and from the discussions which had taken place iu that house, to meet ",ilh m,we,thao the usual degree of coneurrt-tice and unanimity which was accorded to others of a similar description, involving as it did a wide distinction from the accustomed principles of legislation and besides, as it hap- pened that so many Honourable Members differed from their usual course, their reasons it was proba- ble would be somewhat various, and it was therefore the more necessary to state the grounds on which he proposed, though with unfeigned reluctance, to support ministers. He thought, that it would be found that the msmbers of the opposition gave their best support to the measure brought forward by ministers, be ieviug with them that this bill was absolutely necessary in the present stale of the country, and that some person should he sent out with dictatorial powers, and who might be able to condnet the government of the colony in such a manner as to secure eventual peace and security. Mr LEADER thel) addi esit-d the House: He said that ufter the admirable speech made at the bar it was almost unnecessary for any member to make any observations in opposition to the Bill. The Hon. Member's speech was" a i e tei-a tioli of Mr Roebuck's statements. Mr G. RICE expressed his particular approbation of that part of the plan which authorises thegoveruor to call a committee of advice, as a surer mode of effecting their object. Mr PACKlNGTON coul,l not accede to this pro- position without expressing his anxious hope that in the new settlement which was now forced oil them, the interests of the British population in the Canadas would receive their fair and just amount of consider- ation. The British Canadians, he would maintain, had some reason to taik of grievances. The refusal of the administration to renew the allowance for the support of the bishoprics of Quebec appeared to him to be a grievance of no trifling nature (hear, hear, hear !), He hoped, however, that the refusal was not final—he hoped that there was only a little hesitation on the part of tile zovei-iirnetit with respect to that matter. la Upper Canada one-third of the British population, and hi Lower Canada one-half, were of the Church of England. Sir W. MOL ESWOR III said, that he did not rise for the purpose of prolonging the debate, but merely to move that it be adjourned. The House then adjourned at twelve o'clock. HOUSE OF LORDS.—TUESDAY. The Earl of RIPON presented a Bill far con- tinuing the Bishopric of Sodor and Man, stating, that when he moved its second reading he ould more fully explain the views with which he brought forward this measure, Lord BROUGHAM presented a petition, adopted at a large public meeting at Birmingham, praying for the adoption of measures to compel those pro- prietors ofslaves who had received £ 18,500,000 as compensation, to fulfil the terms of the contract. He took the opportunity 01 denying that lie had ever declared that the act of 1833 had not bettered the condition of the negroes—the increased amount and the superior quality'of articles sent to the West Indies proved the contrary. Lord GLENELG, in answer to an inquiry from Lord Brougham, stated that the papers regarding Antigua were ill progress, and would be ready in a few days.—Adjourned till I hursday. JlOVSg OF CO:\BlONS.-TliESDA Y. The adjourned debate on the question that the House resolve into Committee on the Canada Go- vernment Bill was then resumed, and continued to occupy the attention of the House to a late hour. Sir \Y. MOLESW OR III spoke at great length against the Bill. Mr E. L 13ULWER supported the Bill, contend- ing that the outbreak in Lower Canada was not caused by real Radicals. Mr GROTE resisted the measure. Mr GLADSTONE very eloquently ex-posed the misconduct of the ministers in the management of Canadian affairs The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER ob- served that the government had shown forbearance till it was no longer justifiable; but that it proved the unwillingness of the government to go to ex- tremes. Sir R. PEEL said he should support the Bi II, because he saw no otlter safe mode of proceeding. The assembly had resisted supplies, not for the purpose of procuring the redress of grievances, but to 1,(fecl a fundamental change of the constitution. —That was what the mother country could not sanction besides, was it right that lh's country should meet those supples for which Lower Canada had undertaken to provide out of the surrendered revenues? Lord J. RUSSELL replied, after which the House divided. The nllmber" were-For t' e motion, 262, against it, 16-majority in favour of the original motion, 246. LordJ. RUSSELL moved that the Bill be eoin- initted on Thursday, and that it have precedence of all other business. Mr WAKLEY declared that he should on that day persist in his motion regarding the cotton- spinners association. 'I he House divided on the question of going into the Committee on Thursday; the numbers were — for it 101, against it f!—majority 95. 1 he House adjourned at a quarter rast two o'clock.


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