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IRELAND.

TO CORRESPONDENTS.

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MER'IHYR TYDVIL. AND BRECON, Oct. 5, 1839. The political events of the last month have been pregnant vith importance; and indeed merit a more considerable share of attention than local matte's will allow us to bestow upon them this week. If we turn to Ireland, we see O'Connell turn- ing and twisting in his mischievous career, in any way which lis innate cunning tells him is most likely to vring his annual rint from the poorest and mffit ignorant of his" heriditary bondsmen." Sometimes he is a Repealer, and will be to the ecd of his days;—and then it is treason for his dtpes to breathe a word on the subject. In the midst of all this it is refreshing to find that the general conduct of the Lord Lieutenant is directed towards rendering true "justice to Ireland." He is not the ruler of a faction, but we believe, striving to be a father to the whole nation. Lord NOKMANBY being now our own Home Secretary, will certainly do every thing to thwart tke good government of Ireland because the contrast of his own with that of the conduct of the present Lord Lieutenant will not assist him through the trial which we suppose he will have to submit to in the ensuing Session. Lord Brougham has returned the revilings of the Cabinet by publisliing,-or rather by allow- ing to be published,—his searching speeches delivered towards the close of the last Session, on Irish affairs,—wore especially as connected with the inquiry before the Committee on crime in Ireland. The malpractices of Lord NORMANBY will therefore not be suffered to die away out of recollection and the country may yet hope to see them visited, as they desrve, on the head of the offender. At home the Church and the Constitution have again been threatened, by the introduction of Papists into the Privy Council, as well as by intrusting the education of the youth of this Protestant country to the guidance of a Ro- manist,—a man who outwardly is a subject of our most gracious QueeR,-I)ut at heart and in reality a vassal of the Pope. Abroad, the honour of England is too evidently shewn to be in slip- pery keeping. A cessation of hostilities in Spain has been purchased by treason and murder, fos- tered by our own Cabinet. A peace, so purcha- sed, scarcely proniises to be lasting. In China the British Nation has been insulted, and her power set at nought, by the onfiscation of goods, and imprisonment of the persons of English sub- jects: while America is doing her best to sup- plant us in our irft(le lvilt, that Empire, in which she bids fair to accomplish her purpose. There is, however, a bright side to the picture. The registrations are progressing most favour ably for the Conservative cause; and the noble efforts of the laity of the Chnrch in erecting new places of worship, and providing endowments for them, are some security that if error prevails and spreads, truth also makes rapid strides to- wards counteracting the evil. The testimonials of respect to the Clergy which it is our pleasing lot to record every week, are also a full proof that the Establishment never before had such hold on the affections of the people and that her Ministers never before so well deserved the the high encomiums so constantly paid to their zeal, their piety, and devotion.

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FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE.

TO THE EDITOR OF THE GAZETTE…

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