HOLYHEAD STEAM PACKETS. Returns to several Orders of The Hon. House of Commons, Dated 2d March. lS2f>; FOR ACCOUNTS RELATING TO THE Voyages, Passenger 9 Fares OF THE tean\=)i1dtct. AN ACCOUNT of the Number and Average Length of the Jr<)jia<rex made by the ALADDIN, CIXDF.RSLLA, and HAR- LEQUIN Steam-Vmlcet.-i, to and from HOLYHEAD between 1.IIt May, 1824, and Ist March, 182o. ALADBIX, ISO Voyages.— YveragtfT,ength—To Howth.8 hours 2 minutes To Hoiyhoad, 6 hours 41 minutes. CiNDERKLT.A, 15 IVoy ages.— A verage Length— To Howth, S hours To Holyhead, ii hours 33 minutes. H\RLF.QTJIN%1(31 Voyages.—Average Length— To Howth, 7 hours 20 minutes To Holyhead, To Howth, 7 hours 20 minutes; To Holyhead, 7 hours 22 minutes. N.B. The Aladdin did not commence duty at Holyhead until 18th June, 1824. Cinderella 15th July, — Harlequin 17th J unè, An Account of the Average of the twenty Longest and twenty Shortest Passages made by the A LA 1) DJN, CINDERELLA, and HARLEQUIN Steam- Packets, to and from HOLYHEAD, between 1st May, IS25, and 1st March, IS25. ALADDIN. -Average-Tollowtli,T,ongestpas- sage, 12 hours 7 minutes Shortest passage, 0 hours 5 minutes. To Holyhead, Longest passage, 7 hours 39 minutes Shortest passage, 6 hours 13 minutes. CINDERELLA.—Average—To Howth, Longest passage, 11 hours 13 minutes Shortest passage, 6 hours J2 minutes. To Holyhead, Longest I passage, 7 hours 19 minutes Shortest passage, 5 hours 57 minutes. HiRLEQUf.v.—Average—-To Howth, Longest passage, 10 hours Shortest passage, d hours 57 minutes. To Holyhead, Longest passage, 7 hours 13 minutes Shortest passage, 5 hours .7 minutes. ————— An Account showing the Days bctn-ecn 1st January 1921, aiid 1st March, 1823, on irhtch a Steam- Packet has Not sailed from Holyhead and from Howth. FROM IIOLYIIKAD FROM HOWTFI. 1*24-. • • • .T77!March 3. 1S24, Jan. 2. 3. — j March 4. — .1 — 13. — — °- — Oct. II. — — U- 12. — Oct. 10. 26. — ']/ — Nov. 15. — — • — Dec. 27. — »). — Nov, lb. 1S25 Jan. 2. Dec. 28. — — 20. — Feb. 3. 1826 Jan. 3. 4. .SI- — Feb". 4. D. An Account of the Sumbei- of Passengers, Car- riages, and Horses, that ha I,e,becn carried by the Holyhead Packets: in the Years 1823 and 1821. Passengers.-1823, 18,876; 1221, 18,070. Carriages.—1823. 765 1824,817. Horses.—1923, 436; 1824,371. ■in Account of the Produce of the Fares for carry- ino 'Passengers, Carriages, and Horses, by the Uoi'ihead Packets, in the Years 1823 and 1S24. "j823 -= £ 17.229 18s. (Id. i 17,513 6s. 0d.
"SIXTY-SIX ERRORS'01' THE CHURCH OF TE important subject of Catholic Emancipa- tion being a$ait» under legislative investigation.— Aware of 4h»«, its advocate- are unremitting in their exertions to compass their favourite object, — that of obtaining political power under eccle- siastical pretences. That their claims are, in many respects, plau- sible, cannot be denied; but it is a fact of which Protestants should never lose sight, that Popery Is still the same that ever it was. Its torch is indeed concealed in a dark lantern, but it is not vxHngstisiied; its tomahawk, instead of being burerL is covered with flowers. All its sauguhian la ws remain still unrepealed, and the inns!suability of its character is avowed without disguise by all its votaries. It will be radilv allowed, that the Papists of the present day utterly disclaim those deeds of horror which have disgraced their ancestors, and we give them credit for their sincerity. This will be extended to the system itself, wlkn its Woody laws are repealed by the same authority that enacted them but until the hyena has lost its ferocity, self-preservation dictates that it should wear a chain. 1 SCHISM, from the Eastern or Greek church, on a ,point not essential, except to her assump- tion of po wer by unchristian usurpation, contrary to the doctrine, precept, and example of the apostles. 2. Persecutions, contrary to the word of Christ, by deliberate decrees and permanent doctrine for that purpose. 3. Forbidding flesh, and ordering fish to be eaten, contrary to the express warning of scrip- ture. 4. Forbidding to marry- The rule to admit no person to be an ecclesiastic who did not make a vow of celibacy, left no alternative. Hence, the voluntary celibacy allowed in scripture, became a coercive influence, of which the apostle warns the church, as one of the signs of false religion. The object once in view was universal power that i day is gone by and the celibacy of the clergy is no longer useful, but a nuisance to the peace of families, which has produced the unchaste laxity of morals in the women of Spain and Italy. 5. The use of little crosses in praying, tending ttttach the mind to the sign insteadof the thing signified in the redemption of the world. 6. Paintings of the crucifixion, preferred to the history of the crucifixion by the inspired evan- gelists, substituting for the word of God, the work of man. 7. Pilgrimages to certain places, not sanction- ed by the precept or example of the apostles, who perfected the visible churches and communion of Christians both in doctrine and discipline. S. Calling the blessed Virgin the mother of God; by not distinguishing the deity from the humanity, the infinite from the finite, through an erroneous arguiiient: viz. 1, Christ is God; 2, Christ was born of the virgin; ergo, God was born of the Virgin. The titles and names of the blessed mother of the humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is God and man, ought to be taken from the holy word of God, and not increased or diminished by the word of man. 9. Praying to the Virgin. The picture of God as an old man, and of Jesus as a child, have be- come the general custom of painters and, there- fore, the Virgin as a sweet looking young woman nursing a baby, seems more accessible. Hence she is prayed to more than God, or Christ the only mediator appointed between God and man. The reading of the holy scriptures would remedy this ignorant idolatry. 10. The powar of the priest to pray souls out of purgatory for money, is one of the strongest chains that hind the igOorant to the priest, and therefore makes it necessary for the priest to Use ail his influence to perpetuate ignorance." The prostitutes in Rome. who are prohibited fiom ap- pearing as such in the streets, address strangers by the well-known watchword, Pray, Sir, will you give me some money, that I may get my mother's soul prayed out of purgatory:" if the stranger does not comprehend what is meant, they tell it with their eyes, and sufficient hints to pre- vent a doubt. 11. Grand processions cause the corrupt popu- lace to form an attachment to the chareh by its serving to their amusements. They are become ashamed of it, and it declines. Irf. Indulgences sold for money, 1, a propor- tion of past sins 2, proportion of sins to come 3, proportion of the period of jyinishment for sin m purgatory, according to a scale of time, from one year to 12,000. This confused and equivocal doctrine of indulgences has nearly ceased, since it produced a reformation in Germany, Poland, Primsia, England, Scotland, Switzerland, Den- mark, Sweden, and Holland. There is, however, still so much of it left as may ensnare the ignorant in devotion to certain places and relies. 13. The titles of the pope are not only contrary to the example of the apostles, but evidently full of human pride and arrogance. U* The unlimited authority given to those writers now called the fathers of the church, though they were failibly uninspired men. Their voluminous doctrines are iu some places contrary to the New Testament, and in many instances heir new invented doctrines and practices are totally without foundation in the bible. 15. Tradition equalling holy scripture, was a natural consequence of the atil error. lo. Certajn churches and places were appoint- ed as sanctuaries to shelter murderers from justice. 17. Making Friday a day of serious devotion, ::1(\ Sunday of revelling, with opened theatres uHI licensed gaming-houses, contrary to the rUvine ordinance of the Sabbath. is. The numerous holidays to abstain from work this pleases idlers, and keeps them de- n.ieut on church authority, contrary to the ? oninm.ul, Six days shalt thou labour, and keep the seventh. 15). Sculptures of the crucifixion substituted for the gospel. ■20. rlie obedience of monks Jesuits, friars, v:.i nuns, of every nation, to the pope, establish- es an empire independent of the government in nation. Kissing the pope's toe, an undue extension o; Ohrisiian civiiitv. •2. Tiie worship of the images of saints and T.rtyrs tended to withdraw people -from the wor- V. oi'Cod in spirit and in truth. These helps tj, ;u' illiterate Cost more than- schools, and edi- f)f the word of God, which would have pre- vreted the trrbp*, ignorance, and tyranny of the i'-i-treh of Home over men's conscienccs. V3. The pope's ii IT one, called the chair of St. though i: is no more derived from him than triple crown.. St. Peter held no supremacy 4 the apostles during his life, and bequeathed 'Ii"'ne The mas, hook, or missal, was composed v :1I'Ht a due regard to the warrant of scripture. .'j ■) audy coat of the priest, who turns his back the people, muttering sounds which he does inteu.i they ■should understand, while he ad- si Ksses a baby-house altar, fitting only for the .orisement of childish admiration, and then, after L L) show. which has the same relation to the understanding as a pantonine to a dra- ilialogne, fie holds up the fruit of higpres'i- i. \usrgiir.i,~a wafer The people fall (iowil ;• Änt. and adore the priest swallows a ;■< of wiue, Hoiii which the lay communicant is excluded, contrary to the institution of Christ, and the wafer is now, by the most unparalleled impudence of absurdity, called literally, andwith- out equivocation, the body and blood of Christ. However, such is the fatality, that not one but the ignorant believe it; for, in proportion as the communicant is intelligent and well inforrned he absolves himself from this blasphemy by ad- mitting that in the accident of external circum- staiice ttie iiafei- ii a wafer still. 25. The canoiiization of saints, by a form in law hi open court argued by lawyers, has no countenance in scripture. 20. The transferring of the merit of works from one person to another, or fioiu one religious com- munity to any, led to the pope's title of Holiness by the merits of St. Peter, although the word of God declares that even Noah and Daniel could onlv be saved individually and that there is not even hereditary righteousness transferred from father to children, but each must be holy for him- self- 27 The experiment of excommunicating princes and absolving subjects from their allegiance, w tried when the pope was blind with pude and in- toxicatedwith po wer. H failed, excepting^with Philip of France and the Emperor redenck but had the good effect of making kings careful to clip the wings of the pope. Since that time, the pope stirs up sedition only m secret, by means of tta? jesuits, monks, and friars. 1 hese were sup- pressed and banished, sometimes by the govern- ment for their infidelity to the country in which thev'lived, and sometimes by the pope, for then- deceiving him, and seeking their aggrandisement elsewhere, without sharing the profits with the successor of St. Peter. 38. Self-flagellation was invented, to give power to the governors of monks and nuns, over their persons and purses, by ordering penance or granting indulgence. 29. One person to do penance for another, trans- ferred tha indulgence from a poor person to one who was able to pay for it. 30. Mass for the dead restricted to one mass a day, serves to disguise the object of emolument. A sick man making his will, left one pound a yeai to be paid to the priest of the parish, for twenty years, to pray his soul out of purgatory. A Pro- testant physician standing by, advised hiui to have it paid in one year, that he might avoid the nineteen years detention in purgatory. 31. The two institutes of Christ, baptism and the eucharist, have placed along with them, as of equal authority, five circumstances, that may be found in the life of a heathen as well as of a Christian. e 33. The withholding of the word of God from the perusal of the people in the vulgar tongue, is the safeguard of that corrupt venal natural reli- gion which has been insinuated among the doc- trines of Christianity by Popery. Providence has broken the snare, and the people may now obtain the scriptures, unless they love darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil. (To be continued).
THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CLAIMS. I-'ROM JOHN BULL Tits preparations making for carrying the Ca- tholic question appear to be so important aud for- midable, that it requires immediate and general activity in the peopla to oppose them. T'his i not the season to write essays and bring forward arguments against the errors of Popery, or the awful consequences of the concessions which the country, it seems, Will shortly he called upon to olRke-it is absolutely necessary to act—he that is not with us, is now against us: and the Pro-i testant Clergy of to wtioiti, us our spiritual guardians, we naturally look for sup- port and defence, should rouse themselves, and makt iie great eifort to rescue our rights and re- ligion (ron1 subversion and eventual annihilation. The Clergy of the diocese of Bath and Wells ha ve petitioned the House of Lords, and have been accordingly loaded with reproach by certain No- ble Lords for intolerance nay, the venerably Earl Fitzwilliam, a subscriber to the latct;alllo- lie Association, wished to reject the petition al- together; but the Clergy must not be daunted— the cries of a body so enlightened, so numerous, so respectable, must be heard, and attended to- it is not only a matter of feeling, but a Poillt of, duty, in those who are the props and pulais ol the Protestant Establishment, to shew the steadi- ness and finnnessof their attachment to the na- tional Church. It is their duty to petition, and to make known the grounds on which they do petition, so that the talents they possess, and the learning with which those talents have been cut- tivated and fructified, may be displayed in the pob- lie vindication of our religion, of which they are the actual protectors and trusteas. \,t Silence will be considered as acquiescence, and the Constitution, for which out- forefathers bted & conquered, will be uselessly frittered away in the cause of conciliation, we say uselessly, and say it confidently, because Mr. O'Connell, the lugli contracting power with whom we appear to be in treaty, has declared, in his late parliament, that CATHOLIC EMANCIPATION WILL NOT SATIUY THE IRISH." We have, therefore, upon their own shewing, evidence of the futility of the concession. If, indeed, anything were wanting to prove the reat views and meanings of those who affect to be exclusively devoted to the removal of Popish disqualifications, we might find a strange and terrible evidence of a disposition towards some- thing more political, and even dangerous in its character, by a reference to a remark incautiously made by Mr. O'Connell himself, on Friday, at the Crown and Anchor Tavern, where a meeting was held to consider the measure of iatroduciag poor's rates into Ireland. The meeting was called at the King's Hetd, in the Poultry, some days ago. and Mr. O'Connell attended but there was not company enough to shew off before and 44 nemo audiente," away went Mr. O'Connell. On Friday the adjourned meeting was hold, and then the company having an little encreaserlin number, and Sir Something EsmondebeingplacedintheChaii-, Mr. O'Connell spoke. We extract only one paragraph of his re- ported speech, for in tlud he spoke volumes. The first resolution was read—it ran thus—: Resolved-,rliat the condition of the lower classes, in Ireland, requires and demands moral and physical improvement, and that it is the in- dispensable duty of Great Britain-more espe- ciaily since the union of the two countries, to em- ploy the necessary means to accomplish the same and, for which purpose, the enactment of poor laws, and communicating instruction, are pre- etililleiitly important." Mr. O'Connell proceeded to speak to this re- solution, and after delaring that he came to hear, and not to talk, he made the following observ*- I j An—we quote it., verbatim, from yesterday's Chronicle:— The introduction of the Poor Laws, into lfu", land, I have not had leisure to consider but re- I cognising, as I do, that spirit of benevolence to- wards Ireland, more especially towards onr coun- try, and our slltferings by the people of this coun- try-recognisilig that benevolence in its full ex- tent-[ see, with regret, that no man who knows Irelund can agree with that resolution—(hear, hear.) I grant the munificent manner in which our sufferings have been relieved but on the terms of that resolution I would wish to comment the condition of the lower class es'- by-the-bye, I would suggest that the word, lower: ought not to be applied by one Cltristian toan,olhet- poorer' would hav#been more applicable."—(Applause.) According to the Constitution of this empire, the word lower is applicable to certain classes, with reference to other and perhaps it would have been as prudent for Mr. O'Connell to have concealed his desire of putting all men on a level a little longar. Whatever many respectable per- sons may think as to the RomanCatholic claims we believe that nobody, remembering the French re- volution and the Irish rebellion, and their watch' words would be desirous of vindicating the cause of that liberty, of which the concomitant it im- plied by Mr. O'Connell, at a Crown and Anchor meeting, to be EQUALITY. We repeat, that, at all events, this is the mo- ment to make a ,truggle-corporations & public bodies have great influence by means of petition to Parliament, and by these should the sense of our danger be proclaimed, the cry of remonstrance raised, and the effects of such proceedings would be highly important: but, above all, we call upon the Clergv of the Church of England, to rally round the'altars at which they minister, and make one struggle against the awful innovations which so terribly threaten us.
PARLIAMENTARY PROCEEDINGS. In the House oI Lfrds on Friday— Upon the presentation, by the Earl of Lauder- dale, of a petition against the Equitable Loan Bank bill, the Earl of LiverpDoltook occasion to declare generally with respect'to .all the new Joint .Stock Companies, that uiijlemo concurrence, of, circumstances would he ever propose any measure to relieve the embarrassments of any of these com iio matter how sevei-e might be the distress into which they might happen to fall; and far- ther, that if any such measures of relief, as had sometimes been extended to merchants & bankers, should be proposed for any of the new companies it should nit-et Iiis decided opposition. The Ldrd Chancellor explained the delay that occurred in bringing forward his promised meaj sure for the regulation of Joint Stock Companies by a reference to certain causes now in progress in the Court of Chancery, which, while they re- jnained under discuss ion, must restrain him from any interference with the law, which he was called upon to administer. His Lordship, however, added an opinion, that almost enough was dis- closed in the progress of these causes in court to supercede the necessi ty for a new law, by exposing the dangers incurred by embarking in the fashion- able speculations, j The Bishop of llaUi and Wells presented a pe- tition against submitting to the demands of the RomanCatholics, from the Archdeacon and Clergy of Taunton. The Earl of Darnley, professing himself the friend of the Church of England, rebuked in harsh terms the presentation of such petitions, and eu- logized the superior humility, diligence, and piety of the Popish Priests of Ireland. The Bishop of Bath and Wells defended the clergy of the established church. Lord King censured the petitions of the clergy Lord Cultkorpe lamented the pi-es eli tatioii of such petitions, and recapitulated briefly all the arguments in favour of Catholic emancipation. The Bishop of Gloucester presented petitions to the same effect as the last, from the Rural Dean and Clergy of the Rural Deanery of Gloucester and from the Rural Dean and Clergy of the Rural Deanery of Frampton. ¡ The Bishop of Chester presented a similar pe- tition from the Doan and Chapter and Clergy of his diocese. The debate was protracted by Lords King and Holland an assertion by the latter that the ma- jority of the Clergy were non-residents, drew from the Bishop of Bath and Wells the contradictory and most gratifying statement, that in his lord- ship's diocese, containing nearly 700 parishes, there were but 17 non-resinent ministers and from the aishop of ChesterD. nearly similar report of the state of that diocese. j The Earl of Liarpool strongly deprecated the critical severity exercised upon the petitions of the Clergy, as a gross invasion of the subject's unquestionable right to address the Legislature in whatever language might appear most suitable to the expression of his opinions, provided that it were not disrespectful. The Lord Chancellor warmly approved of the part taken at this time by the Clergy, anddeclared that his opinions upon the Roman Catholic ques- tion were unchanged. In the House of Coirmotis- Sir Thomas Lcthbridge presented a Petition from the parish of St. Mary, Leicester, against sub- mitting to the demands of the Roman Catholics. In the course of a short speech by which he intro- duced the Petition, the hon. Baronet was inter- rupted by the laughing of certain Members, to whom he read a sharp lesson, upon the observance of good manners and parliamentary decorum. II Mr. Abercromby, assuming that the advice was intended for him, professed his high respect for Sir Thomas Lethbridge, and apologised for his laughter on the ground that it was extorted by the support which the petition gave of his own opinions. Thu House went into a committee upon the Cus- toms Consolidation Act, when- Mr. Huskisson, in a speech of very great length, introduced his intended commercial regulations. The following is an abstract of them :— Duties to be Repealed in Articles of Foreign Pro- j tluceand Manufacture. Present Duty. Proposed )Jlty." CottouGoods..7 £ fl., Hot. His., & 501. lOl. percent Woollen Ma- > i-r nutactures$. 1^. ditto. Foreign Linens 40 £ and 180 £ 25/* ditto. Foreign Books Is. & upwards per lb. 6d. Foreign Paper 6(i 3d Glass Bottles SO per cent. above e,x- cise duty here, ISs. per dozen. 3s. per dos. Glass generally 75 per cent 29 per cent. above excise duty 011 English glass. Foreign Earthenware 75 per cent,10 or 12. On richer Porcelain Somewhat higher, Turnery, &b. Prohibited. At a small advolorelu duty. Foreign Gloves Prohibited 30 per cent Duty on Copper reduced from bit. per ton to 271. Proposes further reduction, ¡ Duty on Spelter reduced from 2Sl per ton to Ut. Proposes further reduction. I Duty on Tin reduced from 51. per ton to 21. Duty on Lead-a smaller reduction; but lie did not mention the amount. The duties on goods, wares, and merchandize, I¡ being either in part or wholly manufactured, and not enumerated by name in the book of rates, and prohibited to the imported into Great Bri- t tain, is at present 50 per cent., reduced to 20.— The duty on goods &c., not in part or wholly j manufactured, and prohibited, is at present 20 per cent.—reduced to 10. The maximum of any duty left on the English book of rates is 30 per cent. Several Members objected to particular parts of Mr. Huskisson's plan; but the Right Hon. Gentleman's regulations were in the end all agreed to. Mr. W. Smith moved the second reading of the Disseniers* Marriage BUi. Mr, Robertson warmly opposed the measure and drew a very unfavourable picture of the per- sons wi-fotn it was proposed to indulge, and whose title to be called-Christians he utterly denied. Dr. Lulshinyton supported the motion. Mr. Pcet avowed his dislike to the principle of the bill; but said that he would not oppose its going into a committee. It was read a second tinle without a division. A petition from the clergy ofthe Archdeaconry of Cornwall, of which the subjoined is a copy, after having been sent through the county, for signatures, has been transmitted to John Hearle Tremayne, esq. one of the County Members, for presentation To the Honourable the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. of England and Ireland, in Parliament assembled. The, humble Petition of the Clergy of the Arch- deaconry of Cornwall, SHKWETH, Ist-That. your Petitioners have an entire con- fidence in the Legislature, in all questions affect- ing the vital interests of this great empire that at periods of especial danger and adventurous innovation, they took with hopeful solicitude to the stedfastness of its judgment, at none more so than when the measure, falsely called Catholic is forced upon its attention, and advocated with aU the sophistry that ingenuity can in vent—-with every misrepresentation that can disparage the Protestant —every device that can advance tlie ascendant spirit of the Romish church. 2d—That to entertain this question merely as religious, is at least as fallacious and unsound as to. consider it only as political. A reformed Christian church can never recognise the tenetsof Romish faith and doctrine as opinions merely spe- culative or dogmatical, and not affeotiii,, the allegiance or civil duty of the subject. :tl- Thatyonr petitioners have never doubted the inadmissibility of Roman Catholics to higher in the state, even under then-pledge that ihe constituted supi-emauy of the United Church of England and Ireland should be ever held inr violabie—" an essential and fundamental article of\t(ie:jjniai>h" Ilovv far that pledge i-s,respected., any longer than convenient to its immediate pur- pose-rUdwH-eadlly forgotten, when the paramount. object. Ecclesiastical Ascendancy, could more confidently adventure its demonstration, has of | late beeii so strildngly pourtrayed, as to warrant all instatit alat-m and anxious jealousy, even on the part of those who were but suspicious before, of those, unconstitutional aspirations wherewith their claims have of late been accompanied. 4th—That the object of the Catholics is andean be notbilig short ckf,siipi-eiii-,tey absolute supre- macv, both spiritual and temporal. But your II- titioners can never forget their solemn adjuration that—" No foreign Prince, Prelate, or Potentate, i 'hath:- or ought'to hate, power, superiority, pre- eminence, or authority, ecclesiastical or spiritual, .in mese realms"—so help us God. ,.5tii-Tijat your petitioners are verily persuaded .that to compromise the Protestant ascendancy, as existing in this kingdom, is to pronounce, atone breath, the dissolution of our Constitution and the legitimate sovereignty of these realms. Such consequences may well comport with thehopes and boundless enterprise of Catholic ambition, but political experiment can nevet justify the aepar- ture from principles which, for ag-es past have been the glory, and, under the blessing of Providence, the protection of our country. 6th—That your petitioners perceive that, by unwearied perseverance, by threatening, by tem- porizing, by alarms, as well as by subtleties, the consistency of the Legislature will be perpetually assailed, in the hope that seasons of danger may dispirit, blandishments may lqil, teinporary calms may render incautious the guardians of our liberty, our Constitution, our religion. Nevertheles, far from any wish to obtrude them- selves on public notice, your petitioners would deem it more becoming to their order, as well as more expressive of their deference to the wisdom of Parliament, to abstain from this general ex- position, of their sentiments, were it not assumed as an argument of the indifference, if not consent of public opinion, that petitions had not been mul- tiplied against the granting of any further conces- sions to the Roman Catholics. And your. petitioners shall ever pray, &c. &c.
THE following is an extract from a letter re- ceived from au officer of his Majesty's ship Maid- stone, dated Sierra Leone, February 3d 41 I regret saying this place-is dreadfully un- healthy and at Cape Coast you cannot move without either seeing dead Ashantees unburied, or some of.the Fantee people, who had died in the town, left only half,buried. Not a man belong- ing to u$is permitted to sleep out of the ship, or j go on shore, except on duty. The consequence is we have not one man on the sick Ust with ei- ther dysentery, fever, or any infectious disorder whatever. The Ashanlee war is now coiaplctely at an end. They have returned to the capitatwjth the remnant of a miserable army, suffering from dysentery, famine, and small-pox, and being (ireatil'ull)! lia,.rassed In their retreat by the Queen of Akim; and a very powerful chief, the head of the Bentookies. The Maidstone has released on the coast nearly 2000 poor wretched blacks one vessel, of 120 tons, had 336 men and boys, and 141 woiiieii and girls the men's room-was only about O feet square, and 3 feet 2 inches high the women had a piece 2 feet aft, 18 feet forward, and 4 feet high thus, 336 men and boys were crammed into a space of 20 feet square. When the ship was boarded, the women were on their knees crrying for mercy, and 50 of the men in silence awaiting their final doom (for so the Por- tuguese tiaders had assured them) but when, by means of an interpreter, they were assured of the protection of their lives, and of an intended loca- tion in a spot where they would be free, the tran- sition from despair to joy was overwhelming: they knelt down, they wept, they kissed the feet, the hands and the dress of every bye-stauder the scene was touching and overpowering."
toifflon, TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 29. PRICE OF STOCKS. S & Cent. Cons. 93J J Cons, for Acct. 93^ f 3A W Cent. ISIS j India Bonds, 76pr. 3! £ Cent. Red. shut | 2d Ex. Bills 1000/. New 4 per Cents 105 £ f. -rUr.:htHtMESE WAR. SEVEiiAt. dispatches relative to the mili- SF tary operations against the Burmese, were published in a Supplement to the Gazette of -Tuesday The follo wing appears to be the* most importart Extract from the letter from the Governor- Gencral to the Secret Committe of the Court of Directors of the East India Cornpany,dated Fort William, Nor. 1-2. 1824.-7 HI71 a despatch of the 16th of October Bridgadier-Generai Sir Archibald Camp. bell observes, that if he can trust the in- formation he receives, the united strength of the-Burmati empire is now collecting in his front. Part of the army under the Muha Bundoola (who commanded in Ar- ratun) is believed to have been present in the stockades attacked and carried by Major Evan's detachment; but their presence, Sir ArchlbaldGampbrll remarks, does not appear, however, to have given any additional confidence to the troops who have hitherto been opposed to us. i The Court of Ava, he adds, has already made great exertions in supplying their army with such materials as the country and capital contain, all, Or great part of which has been successively captured by the British force under his coiiin-,aiid. What further efforts in that respect they may be able to make, he cannot judge j but if any inference can be drawn from the wooden guns, double and single-head- ed wooden shot, lately found in their sforU- ades,, p I id the rude turnps of rugged iron tn as shot, their arsenal department, it must be concluded, is. reduced to a very totr ebb." We have received the Paris papers of Thursday and Friday. Thry contain IIÓ news of itity ititei-eit, if we except a con- firinzili6n of the surrender of Pafras by the Turkish Garrison, and an account of the final suppression of the faction of Colo- cotroiii? au event of .as much importance to the iiiterfists of Greece as the expulsioa of the last Turkish force from the PelO- ponnesus. A FJanders Mail arrived last fiighl^ bringing Brussels Papers to thë2Gdlill., All from Nancy stitteo, that socoe augmentation was making in the, military fo ile of France, and some changes in 1 "0 organization "of ihe cavalry, bat that tke,i conjectures of ilunformed politicians* that these changes were unfavourable to the continuance of peace, were entirely without foundation. German Papers were received y«§terr day. It appears, that Russia is enforcing the most severe regulations against -smug* gling, even to the length of banishing to Siberia, and in every way punishing the transgressors with the greatest rigour.—- All such endeavours, will, however, he found unavailing. The true way to put an en(i to smuggling, is the mode that has been lately adopted here by Mr. Robinson. It is understood that a simultaneous discussion of the Roman Catholic Question will be proposed to all the parishes in Eilg rv land at the Easter Vestries. _.ot_m"
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