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( From the Weekly Chronicle.)

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(From the same.) A WORD TO LORD PALMERSTON. The Times has rendered a service to humanity, by laying bare the infamous motives, that have led to the persecution of the Jews at Rhodes, the result of the inquiries instituted by the Turkish Government having been the honourable acquittal of the parties accused,—after enduring tortures, however, to which they would not be subjected to in any civilised com- munity, upon the clearest proofs of guilt. It now remains for the Foreign Office to do its duty, and by the most public, the promptest, and the most ^grading dismissal of the English Consul in that Island, to mark its sense of the atrocity of his conduct In taking part in this base, and cruel conspiracy, for the promotion of his own selfish ends—Until this be done, England is not free from the guilt of innocent Wood, and we only regret that the punishment, which is possible to inflict upon this miscreant, (we assume the charges made against him to be true,) should be so utterly disproportionate to the offence. A false charge preferred against a guiltless man,—supported by unheard of barbarities in order to extort a con- cession intended to criminate a rival in Trade, defeated "J accident, but rousing the worst passions of an un- derling despot against a whole people, whose suff- ernigs both from thirst and hunger, Turks and Chris- tians seem to have joined to deride,—these are things for which death itself would he too light a penalty if the offence were one, that could be tried by Law. Unhappily there is no law that will reach it. Dismissal from office is the only punishment in our power but the disgrace entailed both upon England and France, by the conduct of their Consuls at Damascus, and Rhodes, ought to teach them more caution in the choice of their officers, whose names and influence have been associated of late with acts more worthy of the darkest and most barbarous times, than of the two countries, which boast of taking the lead in the civilization of the world.

(From the John Bull.)