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FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE.

FRENCH PAPERS.

HOUSE OF COMMONS,-

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HOUSE OF COMMONS, WAY 24. Mr. Grattan moved, that the Roman Catholic Hellcf Bill he taken into further consideration. This was agreed to, and the House resolved itself into a-Committee accordingly. The Speaker then addressed the Committee.— He said he could not give his consent.to the Bill. What prospect was there of any concord when the themselves did not opprove of the measure ? The Heads of the Roman Catholic Church Were not satisfied with its provisions.— The Catholic Vicar-General in England had very I recently declared, that, the Clerg-y ought to lay, down their lives sooner than accede to such provisions. If they were once admitted to Par- liament, every other concession would follow. They would be tIle heads of factjon and if they were not suffered to become the coniidelltial ser- vants of the Crown, by means of their eloquence in Parliament ihey would have recourse to more violent means. They would bring forward an overwhelming force, and there would be very little chance, after ihat, of seeing the present Re presentatives of Ireland in that. House. It was evident that the spiritual jurisdiction of the Ca- tholic Church might be exercised by mere per- sonal jurisdiction coming immediately from the Pope we had lately seen I he eHècl. of it in Spain. It was necessary to make a slaild at once against such a danger, and the first stand should be against the admission of Catholics into either House of Parliament. Mr. Whitbread observed, that a difference of opinion might prevail among the Catholics as o some of the regulations of the Bill as it might affect them 'differently, but a most respectable meeting of Catholics ill the county of Cork, hiJlíl hailed the Bill as one of the greatest booili which thcir hody ceuld receive. That the Ca- tholics of the present day were as widely diffe rent from those of former-times,as light, was fro-m dark, n' t. mare in point of religion but in the feelings with which they regarded Protestants.— If the clause was to be omitted which allowed Catholics to sit in the House he conceived the whole Bill was lost. 1r. Canning was of the same opinion. The Chiiucellor of the Exchequer opposed the Bill. Lord Castlercagh thought that. the time had arrived when they might be admitted into the Constitution on principles of mutual confidence and mutual security, and that their religion as well as the State might be armed and secured with the great shield which a wise legislation could now prepare. After a considerable debate the Clause for the admission of Catholics into the Senate was lost >»y a majority of four,-the numbers for it being 247, and against it 3S-K—When the numbers were declared, the House rang with shouts of appro bafion, and the Bill was afterwards given up altogether,

CATHOLIC BOARD, DUBLIN,

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