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THE LATE BRTJGKNEL SCANDAL CASE AND THE BISHOP OF OXFORD. Mrs. Barber. the wife of the defendant, has sent a letter to the Bishop of Oxford, in which she says: "My Lord,—I make no apology for thus addressing your lordship, because I take it for granted that you will make all propet allowance for the feelings of a lady and a wife, which have been deeply wounded by the publication of your lordship's very equivocal and extraordinary lettef to Mr. Howes. Equivocal, because, if your lordship really believes him wholly innocent, and of whose innocence you have not the faintest shadow of a doubt,' why does your lordship allow so excellent a servant of the church to go out oj your diocese when surely some place might be found where his 'real purity of life would be at once appre- ciated,' without transferring him to the Bishop of London ? Then it ia extraordinary as having imputed to my husband and all hia witnesses the crime of per- jury, when your lordship knows nothing of him, has not made any inquiry of him, or taken the trouble to ascer- tain what character he bears. Though he is only a farmer (and therefore belongs to that honest class of Englishmen who are not generally addicted to perjury and slander), I believe your lordship would have found that it would have borne the strictest investigation but it appears that your lordship has taken it for granted that Mr. Howes must be infallible because he is upheld by those of hia own order, whose interestlit is to professi to believe that so great a scandal could not be on their cloth. I thank God that your lord- ship's opinion is not concurred in by the generality of people ill this neighbourhood, and which* they have fully evinced by the generous and kind assistance they have rendered Mr. Barber in subscribing to pay his bill of costs. I trust to your lordship's Christian feeling for a reply which will do Mr. Barber justice." Mrs. Barber has received the following reply:—" Ox- ford, 3rd August, 1865.—Madam,—I am instructed by the Bishop of Oxford, in reply to your letter of the 31st July-to state to you that his lordship has not charged Mr. Barber with perjury, and to suggest that Mr. Howes' innocenee is as compatible with mistake as with wilful perjury on the part of his accusers. On the other subjects of your letter his lordship decKntea to onter.-I have the honotir to be, madam, your faithful servant, JOHN M. DAVENPORT.

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