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FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. .

IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT.

TO CORRESPONDENTS.

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The readers of conservative journals are aware that it is their practice not to dwell at any length on the politics of the week. at this season, which the Church of England has set apart for the keeping in rememberance the closing scenes of His life, who came to offer himself a ransom for a ruined world. It is a practice which we wish to see more generally spread; for we are sure that the community at large will gain far more by such a mode of call- ing their attention to this solemn period, and the beautiful services provided for it in the ritual of our Church, than from the most able disquisition we could prepare on any temporal matter relating to the good governmeut of this Nation. The few words we shall offer will therefore be rather as a summary of facts, than of argnment founded on tboae facts. The Corn Law Question has been disposed of, as long as the present Parliament exists :—as long as any Parliament exists, we should hope; and while the circumstances of the country at all resemble those of the present time. Some con- clusive reasoning on this subject will be found in other columns. The most important political event of the week, is the granting a Committee of Enquiry on the motion of Earl RODEM, in the House of Lords, "into the state of Ireland since 1835, with respect to the commission of Crime." The question is taken up by those who, we firmly believe, will render "justice to Ireland." Lord MELBOURNE, has not hesitated to declare that he considers the granting of this Committee a virtual vote of censure on the policy pursued by his Cabinet towards Ireland. Lord John R.USSELL has also announced that on the 11th of April he will take the sense of the House of Commons oil the subject of the minis- terial policy in Ireland and that in the event of the House being found to agree in sentiment upon the subject with the Upper House, he shall throw upon other parties" the Government of the country. Without stopping to inquire into the wisdom or policy of asking any body of men to give a verdict, before the facts are laid before them in evidence,—seeing that all that has yet been done in the Lords, is to agree that that evidence shall be collected,-we cannot help rejoicing that the time has at length come, when the blood of the martyred Protestants of that unhappy country has cried to Heaven from the ground, and that the cry has not been unheard or unheeded. If it shall prove the opening for a better state of things,—if it shall introduce a wiser system of Government,—of Government on first, that is, on scriptural principles, it will be the greatest blessing showered from on high on Ireland for very many years. It is the first step, we hope, towards the abjuring Catholicism once more. That Ministers anticipate something of the kind and that Intrigue is about to be more busy than usual, during the few days of the Easter recess, we gather from the fact that the QUEEN and the Court intend to remain in town during the holidays. Her MAJESTY did purpose to visit Windsor for a week or ten days, during the interregnum of Parliament, but the visit has been given up! While we are mentioning circumstances con- nected with Royalty, we cannot help quoting the following from our Parliamentary Summary of Mondav last:— "Mr HUME severly censured the Admiralty for putting the people to an unwarrantable expense in allowing a ship of war (the Huntings) to attend the QUBEX DOWAGER to Malta." It so happens that the Hastings was proceed- ing to her station and that HER MAJESTY did nothing more than go out as a passenger, and that HER MAJESTY is about to return a passenger in the Hastings: for it really amounts to this- QUEES ADELAIDE having defrayed to the last farthing the extra expenses of her voyage out, and is preparing to defray those of her voyage home. The Standard says, We do not re- member that Mr HUME was so anxious to save expense in the case of Lord DURHAM S gorgeous voyages to his Russian mission and to his Canada dictatorship. But QUEEN ADELAIDE is a woman, a gentlewoman, a Queen, and a Christian, and therefore such a being as Mr HUME has four good provocations to insult her if he can." For ourselves we say, and the country will re-echo it, if Her Majesty the QUEEN DOWAGER were about to return to this country, even at this country's expense, long may it be adorned by the presence of so excellent and exalted a woman Excellent and exalted in the very best sense! And should her health require again her absence during the severer season of the year, many, many more times may its shores be graced with her presence, and its'people hail her approach with delight! From the Army Estimates we find that the number of men is slightly increased for the next year. That it is sufficiently so, is extremely doubtful -the more so as the following is among the latest advices received from the United States of America "The President has been instructed and em- powered to prepare for war with Great Britain, to the extent of levying an additional force of fifty or sixty thousand men; and the speeches of mem- bers sufficiently prove that if he do not avail himself of the opportunity, the praise will be due to his own prudence, rather than to the wisdom of the Senate and representative body. The boundary question forms, of course, the ground of provo- cation, and in the absence of all practical occasion for complaint-all such reason, and all pretence of such reason, having ce, ,sed-Sir John Harvey's allusion to the exclusive jurisdiction provisionally exercised by Great Britain over the disputed terri- tory, is treated as an adequate cause of war between the nations."

THE CORN LAWS.

BILL FOR REGULATING PRISONS.

IRELAND.

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