CARDIGANSHIRE. I A meeting of the Commissioners under the Aberyst- wyth Improvement Act took place at the Town-Hall, on Tuesday last, John Evans, Esq., Mayor, in the Chair. Amongst the Commissioners present, we ob- served Thomas Jones, Esq., (late Mayor) Capt. W Powell, R. O. Powell, Esq., Edward Locke, Esq., Ed. Evans, Esq., Pierce Evans, Esq., collector of customs, John Teale, Esq., Capt. Richard Watkins. In the course of the meeting the chairman read a letter which had been forwarded to him through the medium of Mr. Marshall, Belle Vue, on the subject of establishing a Steam Packet, at Aberystwyth. As the subject is of great importance to the town and neighbourhood, we shall offer no apology for publishing the letter ver- batim, premising that it is dated at Rhyl, North Wales, April 5, 1843. I shall have a steamer to spare after the 20th of this month, for which I shall want to find a station or a charter. Do you think Aberystwyth will pay a steamer to and from Liverpool once or twice a week during the summer months, with goods and passengers. I am dis- posed to try it, provided you give me a favorable opinion. Understand me—the station cannot pay unless the vessel is tolerably certain of a full cargo both ways at fair and reasonable rates of freights. I should think the Drapers and Grocers of Aberystwyth, and that district, would be greatly benefited and glad to fill a steamer, as their pre- sent mode of communication must be slow and expensive. But the first thing to ascertain is whether there is suf- ficient trade and intercourse to support a steamer, and next whether the people will throw the trade into the hands of Steam Boat towners and cordially support it. If they are wise they will do so, for judging of the results of steam communication to other places there is no doubt it will make the place—perhaps double it-in short it must benefit property and all connected with the neighbourhood even though it may not pay the steam boat. Signed. J. TARLUTON." The reading of the above letter by his worship the Mayor was attended to by the meeting with marked attention and the further consideration of it was post- poned until the next meeting. CILGERRAN.—We understand that this romantic lit- tle village has long felt the want of a good comfortable Inn; families visiting the ruins of its ancient castle, having enjoyed by an aquatic excursion some of the finest scenery in the world along the banks of the Tivy, have been obliged to return without having the least refreshment. The want of accommodation also has no doubt prevented the tourist and the angler from staying in the neighbourhood as long as they could wish how- ever, we are now happy to direct the attention of our readers to our advertising columns with the hope that the Red Lion will meet that patronage and support which the landlady is so well entitled to. We can speak from exnerience that, tl,, Tnn i" 1't1" fnrnisWI tho DEATH OF MAJOR EVANS. "e lamcnt to learn that Major Evans, of Ilighmead, ,o iiorc. The deceased geatlcman was estimable in all the relations of life, but looking only to the political position he held in the county (which is more particularly our province) we feel all the sorrow incident to the loss of a firm, unflinching and consistent friend to those prin- ciples of civil and religious liberty of which we ourselves are the humble advocates. We have received no authenticated details of Major Evans's lamented demise and therefore refrain from doing more than to offer this poor tribute to the memory of a man whom we believe to have deserved well of his country, as having stood in the foremost ranks of the Liberals in this locality. The Aberystwith Turnpike Tolls were let last Monday without that publicity, which as it seems to us it is usual and proper to give previous to an auction. In our next number this "little" matter may be noticed. A clerical meeting of the upper district of Cardigan- shire, took place at St. Michael's Church, Aberystwyth, on Wednesday last. We have never witnessed a meeting of this nature better attended-the church being crowded both morning and evening.
GLAMORGANSHIRE. SWANSEA.-—Edward IIowcll, Elizabeth Clarke, Eliza- beth Davies, and Sarah Walters, brought up charged with having been concerned in the extensive robbery of plate at the residence of Dr. Hewson, mentioned by us last week,were severally committed to take their trial at the ensuing July sessions, to be holden at Neath and the witnesses were bound over to attend and give evidence. --The Farmer's Club met last Saturday. On Eas- ter Monday, the Rechabites and Teetotallers had a field day. The petty sessions were held last Tuesday, but nothing worth notice occurred.L,-tst Tuesday morn- ing, as the Bristol Steam-packet was going down the river on her voyage to Bristol, the weather at the time being very foggy, so as to render objects indistinct at a very short distance she came into collision with the brig Tom Cringle, and carried away her bow-sprit, and smashed her figure head, besides sustaining some other injuries, but which did not prevent her proceeding on her voyage to Bristol. The brig also sustained some damage. No blame can be attached to either party the extreme darkness of the weather rendering it im- possible to discern objects at ten yards distance. On Saturday afternoon last, an accident occurred to D. Lloyd, mason, High-street, whilst at work on the bridge now erecting over the new cut. lie had occasion to walk over a plank, and in doing so it gave way, by which he unfortunately lost his balance, and fell upon his head in the cut, a height of 25 feet; several persons ran to his assistance, and conveyed him home in a state of insensibility, where all that medical skill and friendly care could effect was exerted to relieve his sufferings. -The Fair at Cross Inn, near this town, on Fridav last, was pretty well attended. In consequence of the Wesleyan Chapel at the Mumbles, undergoing repair and alteration, the estimated cost of which is about 30 ponnds, a tea-party was held on Good Friday in the In- fant school-room, when about one hundred and fifty per- sons sat down to tea, which was gratuitously provided by the ladies connected with this society of dissenters. After tea, about twenty pounds were contributed by the company towards repairing the chapel ■ OH Tuesday last there was an ANTI CORN LAW MEETING at the Town Hall, where Dr. Bowring, the member for Bolton, delivered an argumentative address against "pro- tection," or that kept mistress of the giant monopoly. On the motion of Mr. Jenkins, M.A., seconded by Mr. Jones, a petition was adopted for the total and immedi- ate repeal of the corn-laws. The (not undeserved) thanks of the meeting were voted to Mr. Aubrey, the chairman, and to the Mayor—who we are glad to see did not refuse to the inhabitants the use of their Town-hall. It was well observed by Mr. Aubrey, upon taking the chair, that he did not consider the corn-laws a party question, but a question affecting the community gene- rally, and which called for the earnest and instant atten- tion of the government. Dr. Bowring's speech could not by possibility possess any novelty, for the subject is exhausted, but to those who did not understand the question before it must have been useful. The follow- ing passage produced a great sensation.—" Nation after nation now repudiates the exchange with this country, and is endeavouring to shut us out from the European markets. All this may be clearly and unerringly attri- buted to false principles of legislation. He (Dr. Bow- ring) had endeavoured, while in foreign countries, to point out the absurdity, the suicidal policy pursued by different governments, but he was instantly silenced by a reference to our restrictive code. (Hear.) Physi- cian, heal thyself" was the language justly applied to him when he attempted to argue with foreigners upon the injustice of their commercial policy. (Hear.) A change was at hand. People seem determined to have a remedy; and he hoped the inhabitants of Swansea would not be backward in showing that they also under- stood the question;—that they were determined, each to take a high minded and honourable part in the present great struggle for commercial freedom. Let them send up their petition to the House of Commons; let them not cease to agitate this great question. Well might they feel for the misery created by the restrictions of trade. He (Dr. Bowring), represented a town in parlia- ment which contained at the present moment thirteen thousand human beings whose, wages averaged but thir- teen pcnce a week. THE MERTHYU MANSLAUGHTER.—The particulars regarding the death of Mary Thomas, on the 12th inst., by the hand of John Insell, were given in our last num- ber. An adjourned inquest has been held, when, a verdict of Manslaughter against the prisoner was re- turned. An examination of the witnesses, at the Angel, before the magistrates, took place on the 15th instant the result of which was that the prisoner was committed to take his trial for manslaughter at the next Glamor- ganshire Assizes. Sir John Guest was waited upon last Wednesday by a deputation of Dissenters from Merthyr, respecting the Educational Clauses in the Factory Bill. The hon. member kindly promised to present and support the petitions. Cardiff fair, on Wednesday the 12th instant, was any thing but cheering. A tolerable supply of fat cattle ap- peared but there was little or no business done.-As Mr. James, a respectable farmer, of St George's, in this county, was returning from Cardiff fair on Wednes- day night last, it is feared in a state of intoxication, he mistook his way, and was found in a bye-lane, with his brains literally smashed. He had fallen from his horse, which was grazing close by him. The unfortunate man must have pitched on his head. TAIPAcii.-On the 11th instant, a collier had been cutting some fire wood in the presence of his two little boys, one of whom is about six years old, and the other scarcely two years old. The father had occasion to leave the spot for an instant, when the elder of the boys, "with intimative art," took up the billhook, and com- menced chopping. The younger child attempted to snatch a piece of wood from the block at the moment a blow was descending, and, dreadful to relate, had one of his little fingers cut off! We arc unwilling to hurt the feelings of the parents by commenting upon their apparent neglect, as their own reflections must, we think, be sufficient warning to themselves and others. NEATH ABBEY.—REBECCA AND HER DAUGHTERS. —On the 10th instant, three persons were apprehended in the act of committing depredations. The case will be heard this day at the Town Hall, Neath.. CAVM AvoN.-On the 8th instant, an urchin, not more than ten years of age, while bending the shears, put his hand too far in receiving the scraps," and in an instant three of his fingers were severed. Medical aid was immediately procured, and the little sufferer is now doing well. Are not the managers of those works liable to censure for allowing such very young children to be employed in occupation of this sort ?
INCOME TAX. I COPY OF CORRESPONDENCE. I MY DEAR SIR,-I understand you have refused to pay the Income tax assessed upon you directly. Pardon me if I beg of you to reconsider your determination. Situated as you are, the next heir to a fine estate, con- nected with some of the most noble families of the land and holding the station you do in the county your ex- ample must necessarily have a very bad eflect. I have heard you exclaim against the illegal proceedings of the Rebeccaites, are you not following their example ? Sup- posing every one liable to pay this tax were to do as you are doing, it is evident that the revenue could not be collected, and then only consider the awful conse- quence to the country and as one of its inhabitants, having so large an interest in its well being, to your- self individually. I have again to ask your pardon for this liberty but I feel sure you will take it in the way it is intended and remain, cSre. &c. "B." "My DEAR SIR,-I have to acknowledge the receipt of your kind letter, and in reply beg to state that you have been misinformed as to my refusing" to pay the income tax assessed upon me diiectiy. I do not "re- fuse" to pay, but I tell the collector that I have no mo- ney" applicable to that particular payment.. This leaves him to the remedy for screwing the amount out of me which the act points out, and as you will at once perceive is a different thing from my refusing" to pay, although the result is precisely the same. The mode I have adopted is perfectly according to law, the other is I am inclined to think contrary to law, and I believe you will do me the justice to say that I am one of those who whilst any law however unjust or absurd it may be, con- tinues to be the law of the land, would execute that law to the very letter until the Legislature should think pro- per to amend or repeal it. As to my example being followed; that I cannot say any thing about, because I have nothing to do with it. It is the affair of each individual who may choose to do with it. It is the affair of each individual who may choose to do as I have done. It would, in my opinion, be contrary to law for me to do or say anything to induce any one else to do as I have done, and I think it would be equally contrary to law, for auy two or more persons to combine, confederate, and agree together,"as an indict- ment would express it,to do the same but I am decidedly of opinion that it is not contrary to law for each in- dividual of any number of men to do exactly as I have done without saying one word about the matter to any one else. This, my dear Sir, you will also see is totally different from the system adoptee, by Rebecca and her You say that if everv one were to follow my example, the tax could not be collected. I grant it, and what is more, I think if a FEW THOUSANDS only were to do the same that there would equally be an end to this odious impost. You think this would produce awful consequences to the country." There I must differ from you. The tax itself although speciously pro- fessing in theory to be tolerably uniform in its operation, is in reality one of the most unequal of all taxes. Does the sum of £ 4 10s. bear the same ratio to the comfort, nay, very existence of a man of LI.50 a year, which the sum of JE15 does to the man of £ 1,500 a year ? It stands to reason that the more you increase the figures the more you diminish practically the ratio of necessity. And again, the widow and six children, five of them in- fants, and the 6th an idiot, left to struggle against this world's ills with a pittance of EI,56, the wreck saved possibly from the breaking up of her thought- less husband's splendid professional income feels the abstraction of ninety shillings far more than the banker's or merchant's clerk, a gay and thoughtless bachelor receiving the same amount of salary. This is a general objection to the tax, but I personally have ano- ther to the manner in which the act directs it to be laid on. The construction put by the Commissioners upon it is that the losses upon property liable to the tax under one schedule are not to be set against the gains upon property or income assessed under another. And fur- ther that even where both the profit and loss accrue upon the charge made under one schedule they shall not be set one against another if one arises from a profession, and the other from the trade of a Farmer; added to all these objections is the main one in a statesman's view, that it cramps the mercantile energies of the country and inquisitorially^exposes the concerns of private life, thereby having a tendency to prevent the flow of capital into its legitimate channels to the great detriment of individuals and the manifest injury of other branches of the revenue —not to mention the debasing moral feeling which it engenders in the country. To get rid of such a tax can therefore be no "detriment to the nation" and to have that done in a peaceful, quiet and unexciting manner must in my opinion be highly advantageous. If a large number of men were each without any concert with his neighbour to do as I have done, this must I think be the result, for the cumbrous machinery of the act would be found ineffectual if met by pretty general passive resistance" and I think Sir Robert Peel has too much of the wisdom of the serpent" to precipitate the discovery by the people that the supreme power of the state rests entirely with themselves. He would therefore most pro- pably yield like the withy to the blast and quietly give way to the" pressure from without." Were he to do this and boldly and openly and honestly, carry into exe- cution the principles of Government and fiscal regulation which he knows to be the correct ones, instead of allowing some sinister influence always to force him into a false though expedient position, he would be the greatest minister that England ever ever gloried in, and Englishmen would rejoice in the proudest name in the universe, instead of being pushed on one side by a foreign rabble, who possess not half their powers either physical or mental. You beg me to consider the consequences of my con- duct to myself individually. By allowing the law to take its course" passively and without resistance of any kind, the result will no doubt be that if their tackle is all right, the taxgatherers will be able to raise out of my property the amount of the tax, together with the reasonable costs of the levy, and if they make a slip in doing this they will have to pay the damages. This will be the direct effect upon myself; but indirectly if my example should by any chance be pretty generally fol- lowed, and the repeal of this odious tax should follow as a consequence, I think that the nation and as one of them myself individually would be greatly benefitted by a return to a more genuine system of raising the revenue necessary for the wants of the state. And on the other hand if the tax should still continue to be exacted, not- withstanding the pretence for it has passed away, I shall have the proud but melancholy satisfaction of never having wittingly lent a hand to the enslavement of my countrymen. I remain, &c., &c. H.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR OF THE WELSHMAN." TRUTHS, TITHES, AND TORIES. I SIR,—Under this head last week the figure 5 having got out of its place before the cipher,I wish it to be known that as the rent-charge payable this year is governed by the averages which are published in the London Gazette, for corn sold during the last year, every parson and tithe taker will this year be entitled by law to claim and enforce payment against the poor distressed farmers above £ 10.5 for every one hundred pounds of the agreed amount of their commuted rent-charges! Silt,—I want to know whether there is any clause in the Registration Bill which has just been introduced that will prevent Poll-Books being mysteriously missed. SIMOXS Pure. SIR,—I cannot think why you don't let the journal go to the dogs its own way instead of keeping it alive before the public. Why do you advertise it every week ? J. T. [It'g the esprit de corps we suppose that renders us thus generous, for a fellow-feeling makes us (all) wondrous kind." A couple of newspapers may cuff and scold each other like any other couple that lead a cat-and-dog life, but nevertheless there's a sort of common interest and and cool acquaintance between them.]
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, & DEATHS. '< 'oJ' BIRTHS. On Tuesday last, the wife of Mr. Benjamin Phillips, spirit merchant, Narberth, of a son. On the loth of February £ Mrs. Smith, of Nunnery, near Frome, in the county of Somerset, was delivered of three fine girls. They have since come up to London, and they are now alive and quite well. On the 20th ult., the wife of Mr. Owen Jones, Ty'n- llan, Llandwrog, of a son, being their first child during a marriage of H years. MARRIAGES. On Tuesday last, by licence, at the Independent Chapel, Milford, by the Rev. W. Warlow> Mr David Evans, draper, Narberth, eldest son of the Rev. John Evans, Pcnygroes, to Amelia, second daughter of Mr. James Sales, of Milford. On the 18th instant, at St. Michael's, Pembroke, the Rev. James Dalton, Vicar of St. Issells, to Caroline, daughter of the late William Humphreys, Esq., of Pem- broke. On the 13th instant, at Swansea, Mr. James Williams, draper, to Sarali, daughter of the late Nlr. Will. Jones, master-mariner. DEATHS. Last Tuesday, aged 28, Mr. Edward Moss, son of Mr. Moss, Ironmonger, Guildhall-square, Carmarthen. Last Tuesday, aged 61, John Griffiths, for many years cooper at Messrs. Jones and Philipps, Timber-Merchants. On the 16th instant, at Clyngwyn, Carmarthenshire, of pulmonary disease, the Rev/David Woolcoeks, Bap- tist Minister, Cwmfelyn, aged 39. On the 8th instant, aged 83, John Davies, Esq., of High-street, Swansea. On the i,.th instant, at Swansea, aged 83, Mrs. Mary John, relict of Mr. David John, formerly of Cadlcy. On the 11th instant, at Cardiff, aged 41, Mary, the beloved wife of Capt. Allen, late of the Nautilus, now of the Dragon steamer. On the 7th instant, at Llantrissent, aged 23 years, Mr. Frederick Verity, formerly of the town of Cowbridge, grocer. On the Gth instant, Mr. John Parry", master of Llan- gunider poorhouse, Breconshire, and many years master of the Brecon poorhouse. On the 15th instant, at Roath Castle, near Cardiff, the lamented lady of John M. Richards, Esq. On Thursday last, at Dixton, Mr. Edward Dawc, che- mist and druggist, of Monmouth, aged 48. At Mount Ida, Down, John Younghusband, Esq., in his 90th year. In his 101st year, Mr. James Gibson, br'ckmaker, many years in the employment of Thomas Havers, Esq., Thelton-Hall, Norfolk. At Burton-upon-Trent, in her 103d year, Mrs. Ca- therine Shortliose.
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. I CARMARTHEN.—Arrived, the County of Pem- broke (steamer) Gerard: Towy, Daniel, from Bristol, with sundries Sedulous, Davies: Three Brothers, Harry, from Llanelly Betsey, Morris, from Pembrey: Industry, Tlioi-iias, from Kid- welly: Bellona, Davies: Sally, Tadd, from Porthcawl: Fly, Scannel, from Loughor: Cambria, Griffiths, from Port Talbot, with coals Sarah, Cadwallader, from Swan- sea Three Brothers, David, from Littlehampton, with ballast. Sailed, the County of Pembroke (steamer), Gerard for Bristol: Anna Maria, Morgan, for Cardiff: Union, Jones, for Gloucester, with sundries: Earl Grey, Thomas, for Portsmouth, with oats Commerce, Davies, for Milford, with oak timber: Sarah, Evans: Betsey, Morris: Sedu- lous, Davies, for Llanelly, with ballast. LI.ANEI.LY. — Arrived, the Hercules (s.), Roberts: Henry, Llc" cllyn: Emily, Thomas, from Bristol: Ed- ward, Rees Ranger, Griffiths, from Waterford, with sundries: Swan, Hughes, from Bridgewatcr, with bricks Princess, Butler, from Glasgow, with iron: Ellen, Owens, from Liverpool: Mary Ann, Nicholas Happy Return, Jones George, Rowland, from Swansea: Ann, Stride, from Truro: Ann, Samuel: Carnanton, Brabyn, from Hayle: Speedwell, Jones, from Aberystwith: Magnet, Bevan William Henry, Ball, from Milford: Hopewell, Jones, from Caldv: Serapis, Wright, from Ma g net, Jones, d Bartlett, from Looej Mary, Owens Wexford Concor, David Lewis, from Cardigau: St. Vincent, Romilly, from Ross: James, Ilowells Comet, Mitchell: Superb, Harvey: Leander, Davies, from Southampton: Nichol- son Strong, from St. Malo: Laurence Foristal, Butler Denis Carthy, Connor, from London, in ballast. SWANSEA.—Arrived, the Druid, Williams, for Car- marthen: Amity, Davies, from Abcrdovey: Providence, Williams, from B,mnouth, with Timber Mary, Price Royal Sovereign, Pearn Henry Tuke, Loghlan, from Arcklow Lanrancc iDelam'y, Kelly, from Liverpool: Prince Leopold, Welsh: St. John, M'Neal: Johanna, Nugent: Glengarry, Whelan Kirwain, Whelan John and Mary, Maulany: Caledonia, Patrick: Mary Joseph, Ardeny; from Dungarvon: Miner, Power: Henrietta, Dempsey Alliliies, Hart; from Bearliaven: Windsworth, Waters: Briton, Ash Frances and Ann, Hoskins: Thetis, Lucas Saltern's Hock, Mollard, from Plymouth Cornish Lass, .Farnell, from Padstow: Friends, Shean, from Baltimore: Lirriug, Stephens: Elizabeth Ann, Curtis: Par, Ellery: John, Dyer: Spring, Collmgs Spring, Allen: Flower, Tippett: Louisa, Clime: Sally, Tadd: Yeoman's Glory, Cooper: Richard and Ann, NEATII.—Cleared Out, tha Mary, Morris, for Water- ford Friendship, Evans Fox, Berriman George Law- renc?, Lclean: Flora, Clarke: Eilcil aii(I Margaret, Goonin, for Cork Daddon, Berriman Samuel and Ann, Buckingham, for Youghal: Edwin, O'Neil, for Newry: William, John, for Waterford Sinbad, Jones: Pomona, Tucker: Merton, Hayes, for Truro Young Benjamin, Hayes, for Falmouth: Lark, Davies, for Abcrayron: Eagle, Richards, for Newquay: Union, Anthony, for St. Ives: Reward, Anthony James, Bartlett: Swift, Kemp- thorne, for Plymouth Princess Charlotte, Ferryman Richard Hill, Gilpin Friends, Litten: Albion, Shilstone Speculator, Perriam Neptune, Bale: Active, Balmano Venus, Williams Ann, Pearse Lark, Sullock Colyton Union, Good: Philemon, Barrett, for Exeter William, Jones, for Portmadock Anne and Susan, Waters, for Chepstow Two Sisters, Sprague: Hurrell, Swaffin, for Teignmouth: Gratitude, Dugdall: Meridian, Wilson: Daniel, Gifford: Friends, Wheaton, for Dartmouth: for Dartmouth Ocean, Hopkins, for Liverpool: Eleanor, Griffiths: Anne, Roberts: Olive Branch, Sharman, for Bridgewatcr Two Brothers, Hughes George, Griffiths, for Aberystwyth: William and Sally, Rosser, for Pen- zance: Commerce, Pearce, for Lyme: Venus, Ellis, for Pwllheli: Ann, Long, for Bristol: Elizabeth, Squire, for Gloucester Pendarves, Cogar, for St. Ives. POltT TAI.BOT.—Arrived, the James, Bartlett, from L00e: Williams, Montgomery, from Belfast: Vesper, Glassen, from Portlevcn Hannah, Metharde, from Mount: Richard and Jane, Hawkins: Engineer, Hodge, from Fowey: Devonshire, Lowther, from Falmouth: William and Ann, Care, from Portleven: Stackley, Ilatherlcy, from Bude Bedford, Rosser, fromFalmouth Gazelle, Doblin, from Littlehampton James and Sarah, Williams, from Swansea Shamcook, Poag, from Lon- don Catherine, Williams, from Barrow: Tribune, Har- ries, from London: Omnibus, Jones, from London: Brisk, Harding, from Hayle: Mary Ann, Henwood, from St. Agness Bee, Owen, from Swansea Millicent, Carvette, from Padstow Henrietta, Marshall, from Barn- staple Penelope, Hughes, from St. Clear: Edwin, Matthews, from Swansea. AHERYSTWITH.—Arrived, the Morning Star, Thomas, from Xeath, with culm Nautilus, Exans, from Solfach, with grain: Lady of the Lake, Owens Charming Molly, Watkins Eliza, Evans, from Newport: Excellent, Doughton, from Chester, with coal. BRISTOL.—Coasters Outwards, the Fair Hope, Rees, for Abcrayron Henry, Llewellyn, for Llanelly Earl Kingston, Owens Mary, Cadwallader, for Carmarthen Phoenix, Lodge, for Swansea.
￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ NEEDLEWORK. CRESTS & COATS OF ARMS, Designs for Churches,-& Tapestried Chambers, FIRE SCREENS, CHAIRS, c. ARRANGED ON BERLIN" rArER, FOR NEEDLEWORK; By JOHN BRYDON, Draughtsman. 58, George-st., Portman-square, ) London. J FOUR DOORS FROM BAKER-STREET. X150 RE, WARD. WHERE IS evil-disposed Persons RIOTOUSLY V T assembled in the Night, have, on various recent occasions, Destroyed Toll-Gates upon the itoads-of the Whitland Turnpike Trust, In the Counties of Carmarthen^ and Pembroke: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That a FREE PARDON, and a REWARD of FIFTY-POUNDS will be given by Her Majesty's Go- vernment, to any Person or Persons, who shall give such Information and Evidence as shall lead to the Discovery and Conviction of the Offender or Offenders, in each separate case of such destruction of a Toll Gate but so, that not more in the whole, than Three such Rewards of £ 50 each (making together the above aggregate Reward of £100) shall be so payable. tgSgT The Information is to given to William. Evans, of Haverfordwest, Clerk of the Trustees of the Whitland Trust. Haverfordwest, April 19th, 1S43. PICTONCASTLE HOTEL AND POSTING HOUSE, LLANDOWIIOR. V/ I L L I AM BOWERS W L L A ? BOWERS EEGS to return his sincere thanks to the Nobility, Geiitrv tiid thePublic at large, for the very liberal support and encouragement afforded him since the open- ing of the above INN, and begs to assure them that no expence or trouble will be spared to make this House as comfortable as any house on the road. It is delightfully and pleasantly situated in an agricultural district, and offers great encouragement to gentlemen fond of fishing and sporting, where every accommodation can be had at this Inn POSTING in all its branches will be carried on as heretofore, with Good Horses and careful drivers. Parties are not delayed on the road, and a speed of eight miles within the hour, guaranteed. The distance from this house to Tenby, is 16 miles Begelly, 11; Pem broke, 22 Narberth, 11; Carmarthen, 12-no connec- tion with any other posting-house between the above places. THE RED: COW\:iNHf, ST. CLEARS, is carried on by the same Proprietor, and fitted up for the accommodation of commercial and other gentlemen frequenting the town. Some alterations have been made in the house for their comfort; and it will be the anxious wish of the proprietor to afford those gentlemen who may honor him with their patronage, every accommodation in his power. The Wine and Spirit trade carried on as usual—every article of the best quality, and at the Bristol prices. tW Good Stabling and lock-up Coach-houses. N OTIC E. ALL Persons indebted to EVAN REES, COR -1 DEALER, in PRIORY and PETER-STREETS, CAR- MARTHEN, are hereby requested to pay their respective Accounts forthwith, and all Persons having any claim against the said Evan Rees, will be pleased to send in their Accounts by the First of May next, that they may be examined and settled. All letters to be pre-paid. M O N E Y. READY to be advanced on Mortgage of lands in the counties of Carmarthen, Cardigan, or Pembroke, from £ 5,030 to £ 1,600 at 4 per cent for a term of 10 years certain, and longer if required. And sums from £ 2,OûQ to £ 600 at 4j per cent, and underthe latter amount at a per cent. tggp Apply to Messrs. Morris and Jones, Solicitors, Carmarthen. April 21st., 1S43. ￼ A GENTLEMAN of Twenty-two years of age is ?L desirous of procuring BOARD and LODGINGS for some months in the Family of a Clergyman of the Church of England, whose residence is in a Picturesque part of Wiles, in either of the Counties of Carnarvoii, Merioneth, Montgomery, Cardigan, or Radnor, with good Fishing streams in ittt immediate vicinity, and where he could have all introduction to cheerful and res- pectable society. Address with name, terms, and full particulars to E. 11. F., Post-office, Worcester.—Unexceptionable refer- ences will be given, and also expected if necessary. TIVY SIDE AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION. THE ANNUAL MEETING of the above ASSO- i- C1ATION for the SHOW of CATTLE will be held at NEWCASTLE, on FRIDAY, the 2Bth instant. (jÇ]f The animals must be at the Show before eleven o'clock. JOHN JONES, Secretary. Rhyd Lewis, April 19th, 1813. COUNTY OF CARMARTHEN. TO MASONS, S M IT H S, &e. PERSONS desirous of Contracting for Excavating and making Drains within the County Gaol at Carmar- then, and making additional Iron Railing to the Infir- mary Yard, similar to the present, are requested to send sealed separate Tenders to the Governor's House, on or before the 28th instant. The Plan and Spcc-ification may be seen on and after the 24th instant, at the Governor's House, where the Surveyor will attend to give any explanation and infor- mation that may be required. By Order of the Visiting Jllsticq;, JONES, Clerk of the Peee. Carmarthen, April 21st, 1343. CARDIGANSHIRE. TENUIS is to give notice, that I have received a notifi- JL cation under the hands and seal of the Poor Law Commissioners of their having appointed Alfred Austin, 01 the Middle Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, to be an Assistant Poor Law Commissioner, pursuant to the pro- visions of the 4tli and 5th William the IV., cap. 71L intituled "An Act for the Amendment and better Ad- ministration of the Laws relating to the Poor in England and Wales and that the said Alfred Austin, on the tenth day of April instant, took the oath required by the eleventh section of the act before the Right Honorable Lord Abinger, Chief Baron of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer. Dated this 15th day of April, 1813. PEMBROKESHIRE. RED LION INN, KILCERRAN. MARY DAVIES MOST respectfully begs leave to acquaint her Friends and the Public generally, that she has gone to considerably expense in repairing and furnishing the above Inn, and hopes that by paying the best attention to the comfort of her guests she will be entitled to a share of patronage and support. Families visiting the celebrated and far-famed Ruins of Cilgerran Castle, will be provided with refreshment at a moment's notice, and Tourists and Anglers wishing to enjoy the unequalled scenery and fishing sports of the Tivy, can be accommodated with excellent & well-aired beds, and a good table, at moderate charges. Superior Home Brewed Ale, Draught and Bottled Porter, &c. the best Spirits of every description. Red Lion Inn, ) KIIgerran, April 18th, 1843. J FACTORIES EDUCATION DILL. AT a PUBLIC MEETING of the INHABITANTS -N of HAVERFORDWEST, convened by Requisition to the Mayor, and held in the Town-Hall, on Monday evening, April 17th, 1843, to consider the Bill of Sir James Graham, for the Education of Factory Children, JOSEPH POTTER, ESQ., MAYOR, IN THE CHAIR; The following resolutions were unanimously passed:— Moved by Thomas Lloyd, Esq., seconded by the Rev. Thomas Whitta, 1. That this Meeting is deeply convinced of the neces- sity of Education. Moved by the Rev." Corbett Cooke, seconded by John Lloyd Morgan, Esq., M.D 2. That this Meeting objects to the Educational clauses of the proposed Bill, and which it maintains, will be pro- ductive of disastrous results for the following, amongst other reasons. 1. Because they interfere with the rights of Parents in the Education of their Children which this Meeting deems to be inalienable. 2. Because they tend by the revival of distinctions and of inquisitorial tests to engender feelings of animosity among the people, and by their arbitrary provisions to prostrate a free and an in- dependent spirit. 3. Because they seriously affect the means of religious instruction, especially in Sabbath School Institutions, which, this Meeting has abundant reason for believing—have exerted a most beneficial in- fluence on the principles and habits both of Children and Parents. 4. Because they perpetuate an act of injustice by compelling all classes of the community to contribute to the propagation of opinions and practices against which they may entertain conscientious scru- ples. Moved by the Rev. Daniel Davies, seconded by the Rev. William W. Fletcher, 3. That this Meeting pledges itself, and calls upon all the Friends of Liberty, Education, and Religion, to offer every firm and uncompromising opposition to the passing of this Bill, and to use every means to secure its rejection, being convinced that the Educational clauses will not admit of any modification which can render them worthy of being adopted. Moved by W111. Rees, Esq., seconded by John Walters, Esq., 4. That the following Petition imbodying the fore- going Resolutions and condemnatory of the principle and details of the Educational clauses of the Bill be sent from this Meeting to the House of Commons. [Mr. R. here read the Petition] and that it be forwarded to the Representative of the town, Sir R. B. P. Phillips, Bart., for Presentation. Moved by the Rev. D. Davies, seconded by J. Ll. Morgan, Esq., That the hearty thanks of this Meeting be given to the Mayor for his kindness in taking the Chair on this occa- sion. CARMARTHENSHIRE. ELIGIBLE INVESTMENT. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, At the GLANSEYIN ARMS Ixx. in the Town of LLAN- GADOCK, on FRIDAY, the 26th day of MAY next, being the second fair, at three o'clock in the afternoon, IN TWO LOTS, Subject to conditions of Sale then and there to be produced, BY MR. GOODE: LOT I. A LL that' very desirable and compact Freehold Messuage, Farm, and Lands, called CWMEILATH, Situate in the Parish of Llansadwrn, in the County of Car- marthen, containing by admeasurement 86A. 1H.. 21P. be the same more or less, of good Arable, Meadow, and Pasture Lands, now in the occupation of Ir. William Lewis, held under a Lease of 21 years, of which eleven years are unexpired, at a Rent of 1;51 per annum. Land Tax redeemed. N.B.—There are very fine Groves of growing Tim- ber upon this Farm, which will' be included in the purchase money of this Lot. There are also several very desirable spots for planting, and will in time greatly increase the value of this property, and not reduce the rent now paid. LOT 11. All that detached Piece or Parcel of Ground, being an allotment on Llansadwrn Mountain, awarded to Cwm- eilath Farm, under an Inclosure Act, containing 8A. 2u. 26P. of Pasture Land. The Tenant will shew the respective Lots, and for further particulars, apply to Daniel Price, Esq., Soli- citor, Talley, near Llandilo, or Mr. Goode, Land Agent and Auctioneer, Llangadock, Carmarthenshire. Llangadock, April 12th, 1843. PEMBROKESHIRE. Sale of very valuable and highly bred Fanning Stock, several superior Draft and Riding Ilorsts, well-bred Brood Metres, Colts, Sheep), &c. £$c., AT LLWYNGWAIR, PARISH.OF NEVERN, NEAR NEWPORT. MR. C. COODE Is instructed by the Proprietor, GEORGE BOVVEN*, Esq., who is reducing his Farming Establishment to SELL, without reserve, On TUESDAY, the 25th of APRIL, 1843, THE under-mentioned valuable and High-bred -t DAIRY COWS, FAT CATTLE, YOUNG STOCK, BROOD MARKS, COLTS, HARNESS and RIDING HORSES, SHEEP, &c. &c., consisting of 3 exceedingly well-bred Hereford Cows in full profit, 3 Castlcmartin do., two of which have Calves at their feet, 13 Fat Oxen, three and four years old, IS Yearling Steers and Heifers, and 4 Calves; several well-bred Horses, five and six years old, 4 superior four-year old Colts, 2 two-year old do. out of well-bred Mares by that celebrated Horse Sailor, and 4 Yearlings; 4 well-breed Brood Mares in foal to Ulick and other celebrated Horses, and 19 Sheep and Lambs, a good cross between the Leicester and Southdown breeds. The Sale to commence at 12 o'clock at Noon.—Long Credit will be given on approved Security. On the following day, April 2 th, will be Let in Parcels, by Tender, and subject to Conditions, about seventy acres of capital GRAZING LAXD, part of the Llwyngwair demense. John Batemen, the Bailiff at Llwyngwair, will shew the Lands intended to be Let. Croft Cottage, near Carmarthen, March 21th, 1843. CARMARTHENSHIRE AND County of the Borough of Carmarthen. INVESTMENT OF GREAT PROMISE, AND CONSIDERABLE IMPORTANCE. MR. GEO. GOODE, Has he honour to announce that he has received instructions to arrange for the immediate Sale of THE YSTRAD ESTATE, Late ths Property of John Jones, Esquire, M.P., CCONSISTING of the Mansion House of Ystrad, with 'L spacious Coach-Houses, Stabling, and convenient Olt-offi,-es, Hot-houses, Green House, WLllcd Garden, Lawn, Plantations, and Three Farms, with part of the Village of John's- Town, containing together about 225 Acres of some of the best Lands in Wales. Also, the whole of the Tithe Rent-charge of the Parish of St. Peter's, commuted at E920, now worth £ 971 12s. Gd. with the Rectorial Right, including the Proprietary of the North Chancel of St. Peter's Church which con- tains several Pews Let at Rents, amounting in the aggre- gate nearly to JC8 per annum also the exclusive right of Burial Fees, within the said Chancel, together with several Freehold and Leasehold Farms, in the Parish of Abergwilly in the County of Carmarthen, and Houses and Premises, in the Town of Carmarthen. Also, all that important and very desirable Farm, with upwards of 20 Acres of very thriving Coppice Wood, and also its valuable Lead Mines, called Ffynnon-wcn, con- taining by admeasurement 159 Acres, 2 roods, situate in the Parish of Llanbadam-fawr, in the County of Car- digan. Maps of the estates may be seen at the office of Mr. George Goode, Land agent and Auctioneer, Upper Market-street, Carmarthen, who, with Richard Gardnor, Esq., Solicitor, Ctrnlartheii; Messrs. Shcpperd, Thomas, Lepard, a-'d Williams, Solicitors, 9, Cloak Lane, Lon- don and Messrs. Powell, Broderip, and Wilde, Solici- tors, New-Square, Lincoln's Inn, will furnish every information, and to whom applications are to be made by parties wishing to treat for the purchase by Private Contract of the YSTRAD ESTATE, and the Tithe Rent-charge of St. Peter's Parish. All ru."r.nnc. .1 vr..i c nf +V. 1\,r. T-T. CARMARTHEN SIIIRE. IN THE VALE OF TOWY. VERY VALUABLE & HIGHLY IMPORTANT FARM TO BE LET, And Entered upon at MICHAELMAS next, ALL that very desirable and truly important FARM, J- with respectable Farm House, and extensive and well arranged Farm Buildings, called TYLLWYD, Situate in the Parish of Abergwilly, in the said County, containing by admeasurement, Ninety-seven Acres ot some of the best Lands in the rich Vale of Towy. Tyllwyd is situated within three miles of the capital Market and Post Town of Carmarthen, only four miles from Lime, and six from Coal; and the Turnpike Road from Carmarthen to Llandilo passes through the Estate. A good Tenant will meet with every encouragement. For further particulars, and to treat, apply to Mr. George Goode, Land Agent, at his Offices, Upper Market- street, Carmarthen. CARMARTHENSHIRE. VALUABLE & IMPORTANT FARMS. TO BE LET, And Entered upon at MICHAELMAS ti-ext, FOlt A TERM OF YEARS IF llEQrIRED, ALL those very important and valuable FARMS called CLQESGLAS AND DOLECLEISION, Situate in the Parish of Llandilo-fawr, in the said County, containing by admeasurement as follows, viz A. R. P. Cloesglas 112 0 12 Dolegleision 132 0 7 The Lands are allowed to be equal, if not superior, to any in the rich and fertile Vale of Towy, and the Build- ings, (which arc all new) are of a superior description, and surpass for comfort and convenience anything of the kind in the County. The Rent Charge in lieu of Tithes is finally settled, and is very low. 1'he convenience to Manure, Lime, and Coal, is particularly advantageous, and the Main or London Turnpike Rfrad passes through the Estate. Good Tenants wiH meet with every encourage- ment, and for further particulars, and to treat, apply to Mr. Geo. Goode, Land Agent, at his Offices, Upper Market-street, Carmarthen. CARDIGANSHIRE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, At the Red Cow, in the Borough of Adpar, on Friday, the 21st day of April, 1843, at three o'clock iu the afternoon precisely, By Mr. T. Davies, Auctioneer, (Under the trusts for Sale, delegated to the Mortgagee, and subject to the Conditions of Sale to be then produced,) IN ONE LOT, TIIE FREEHOLD MESSUAGES, FARMS, and LANDS, called Pantygwenith, Blaencwm, & Blaenpant, Containing about 80 Acres of Arable, Pasture, and Mea- dow Land, situate in the Parish of Llanfairtreftigen, in the said County, and within three miles of the Town of Newcastle-Emiyn. For particulars apply to John Beynon, Esq., Adpar- Hill, Newcastle-Emiyn. TIMBER. CARMARTHENSHIRE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, At the KLYG'S HEAD, in the Village of CA ro, On MONDAY, the 24th of APRIL, 1843, at two o'clock in the afternoon, subject to condition to be then pro- duced, LOT I. 1 C i CAPITAL OAK TIMBER TREES, num- -L?? ?/ bercd with White Paint, standing on the Farm of Cencoed, in the Parish of Cayo. These Trees are of the best quality, and are pe- culiarly adapted for Naval purposes. LOT II. GO Oak Trees, marked with a Scribe, together with the fine Oak Poles, standing in a Grove, and in Parcels on certain Fields, called Cwmyhcndy, NVaiiifaiii, aiidvraiii- wastod, on Cencoed aforesaid. These Poles are suitable for Farming, Colliery, and other purposes. Cencoed is about a mile distant from Pumpsaint, through which the Turnpike Road leading from Llan- dovery to Lampeter and Abcrayron passes. John Jones, the Tenant, will shew the Timber, and further particulars may be had of Mr. D. Davies, Frood- vale, near Llandovery. April Gth, 1843. LAMPETER UNION. NOTICE is hereby given, that the Board of Guardians L of the above Union will, on Saturday, the 29th day of April instant, proceed to elect TWO MEDICAL OFFICERS for the Districts named underneath, with such qualifications as are required by the rules and regu- lations of the Poor Law Commissioners. The Salaries proposed to be given arc E20 per annum each, exclusive of the remuneration fixed by the Poor Law Commis- sioners for"surgical and Midwifery c ases. The Districts contain the under-mentioned parishes, viz.:— DISTRICT NO. 1. I Lampctcr Bettws Bledrws Llangyhi Llanwenog Llanwnen I fnlian Trcfilan Llanfair-cl ydogc. DISTRICT NO 2. Llanybyther Llanerwys Llanllwny Pencarreg Cellan Llanfihangel Rhos- y-Corn. Gentlemen wishing to obtain the above situations are desired to send in their names to the Clerk, at the Board Room, on or before Friday, the 28th day of April inst. By Order of the Board this 15th day of April, 1813. D. MORGAN, Clerk to the Guardians. COMMERCIAL AND General Life Assurance Annuity, Family Endowment, & Loan Association, 112, CHEAPSIDE, LONDON. CAPITAL E500,00,1, in Shares of C-30 each. Deposit, £2 per Share. DIRECTORS, AUDITORS, ETC. Henry 0"0. Ward, Esq,, M.l\ Chairman John Aylwin, Eq., Dulwich Wm. B?stuw, Esq., 20, Surrey place, Old Kent road Robert Bastow, Es 20, Sur- rey place, Old Kent road Henry Comfout, Esq., Old Palace, ltiohmond ilenry Hind Edwards, Esq., Park Village East, Regent's park Adam DutF.Esq. Mo-rden Hill, Blaeklieath Edw. Evans, Esq., 2, Stones* En(I, Boruugh Unlit. Meit^y, Esq., 35, Great Tower Street P, i(-Iiar(I Pope, Esq., 11, North Terrace, CambcrweU John Richards, Esq., 17, New Bridge st. and Reading Thomas Bush Saunders. Esq. HI, Lincoln's inn fidds. AUDITORS. Anthony Peck, Esq., B,A., Catherine Hall, Cambridge. Erasiiius Robertson, Esq., Scrle st. Lincoln's Inn. BANKEliS. Union Bank of London, 8, Moorgate street, City. STANDING COUNSEL. Samuel Warren, Esq.. F.R.S., 12, King's Bench Walk, Temple SOLICITORS. Messrs. Ehnslie and Preston, 17, Moorgate street NOTARIES. Messrs. Mullins and Paddison, 1, Great James street, Bed- ford How MEDICAL OFFICERS. Geo. Webster, Esq, M.D. Dulwich, Edward Evans, Esq., M.R.C.S., 2, Stones' End Borough Jam s Johnson, Esq., M. R.C.S., 6, North place, Gray's Inn. SURVEYOR. Thomas Marsh Nelson, Esq., 3, Charles street, St. James's square, ACCOUNT ANT, Mr. Ilenry Valentine Smith, 37, Golden square. RESIDENT SECRETARY. Frederic Lawrance, Esquire Rates of premium calculated on as low a scale as is consistent with the safety of the assured and the stability of the Company. A septennial division of the profits either in the way of bonuses or in reduction of premiums two-thirds to the assured and one-third to the proprietors. A system of loan upon personal or other securities, provided the party borrowing assures his life for double the amount he receives. Policies which shall have been assigned six months as a bonaJîde security, not void by death, from suicide, duelling, or the hands of justice. No entrance fee or other charges beyond the policy stamp. All matters in dispute (where no fraud is suspected) referred to arbitration. Claims payable three months after death, or earlier on receiving a discount. A liberal commission to all parties bringing business. Premiums payable yearly, half yearly, or quarterly. Medical referees paid by the office in every case re- ferred to them for their professional opinions. Interest at the rate of E-3 per cent. allowed on the paid-up capital. Applications for the remaining Shares, Agencies, and Prospectuses, to be made to the Secrctarv. 112. Chean-
part; of Wales the effect has been astounding. When we call to mind the state of Haverfordwest, prior to the introduction of Sunday school instruction amongst us, and contrast it with the present state, the population being almost double, we shall find that the present state is infinitely superier to the past. Now look at Wales generally, and there does not exist perhaps on the face of the wide world, a place where education is more extended (except indeed in some parts of Scotland) and where crime is less, and this is principally to be ascribed to Sunday school teaching. Even the outbreaks in Manchester and other places to which some are wont to point in proof of the necessity of the proposed Bill, prove anything but the want of education. Even in those very 0 districts our Wesleyan friends have upwards of half a million of teachers and children weekly engaged in imparting and receiving instruction. I am exceedingly attached to Sunday school education, and exceedingly anxious that a sound general and religious education should pervade the whole kingdom. Forty years ago I received a religious education in a Sunday school in this town, for which I am truly thankful--in that school I was taught the first principles of religion —for 27 years I have been a teacher and a visitor, and I can safely say that for that space of time the instruc- tion imparted to the children embraced the great leading doctrines of the reformation. It is true that the great Portion of our Sunday school teachers are mechanics, but they arc men of piety and of ardent zeil-nien who read and love their bibles, and they teach the great and important doctrine of the reformation, justification by faith in Christ without the deeds of the law. [Mr. Lloyd here ably criticized the details of the Bill, and Presented to the meeting a luminous and succinct account of the proposed enactments :—That the school houses were to be erected by funds, two-thirds of which were to be taken from the public money, and one-third from the poor-rate that they were to be supported by the poor-rate, and that over the grant of the money or the government of the schools, the rate-payers had no lrect or indirect control; that the provisions for elect- ino trustees will manifestly secure the appointment of the clergy and their adherents to the office that the pO""er Tested in the trustees singly as well as unitedly, 18 absolutely despotic and that the operative classes alid their children will be entirely subjected to the sway of the clerical body, their very bread depending upon their submission to their petty tyrants. After some Sraphic exposures of the future working of this abomi- nable measure, the speaker proceeded.] There are certain exceptions in this Bill it comes before us with a great deal of kind and conciliatory language and Professions of respect to Dissenters. Sir James Graham speaks highly of the Dissenting body, and of their efforts in promoting education. [A voice which we distinguished to be that of Mr. W. Rees, here exclaimed ■7-" Trust him not."] It comes before us with profes- Illons of gratitude for our past labours, while at the same time with one fell swoop it attempts to destroy the fruit of those labours-so far as the operative classes are concerned-from the face of the land. It does not profess to sweep all schools to destruction. The National Church Schools are excepted, the British and Foreign Schools are excepted, schools belonging to the owners of Factories are excepted, Roman Catholic Schools are also excepted. The masters of these schools may grant certificates to children to work in Factories, but there is not a single exception in favour of Wes- lcyan Schools (which alone contain 12,000 children in those districts), of the Baptist Schools, of the Inde- pendent and Presbyterian Schools. It makes provisions however for the children of Dissenters whose parents or guardians will protest that they have conscientious Scr ùples against their children recei ving the doctrines taught in those schools. But where will you find the Parent with sufficient moral courage-I may say moral hardIhood-to offend the clerical trustee and the master o' those schools when his very bread is at stake—when llis vcry bread depends upon their good will ? Mr. hanman, this Bill smells very much of Rome. Most People think that under the name of Puseyism-it is a POPish plo-an attempt to get the whole population o Pusylte hands to educate. They want nothing ￼ ?? ??' Sir, give them the present generation, and ?t next will be entirely their own. Mr. Chairman, the ?.?"?niething manly in Laud. Archbishop Laud ￼ ??' but the Puseyites attack children and the po' ?? if a Superintendent of a church school at L he correct, this Bill is the joint concoct i on of Dr. Lweds be correct, this Bill is the joint concoction of Dr. Ho? and his friends of the high church partv. I would that 1? clergymen and pious churchmen would read a ?o? 'ceently published and addressed to the clergy by the ?ev. Richard Marks, of Great Missendcn, Bucks, ?.. ?e they will find sufficient to disgust and astonish t, ei?- Mr. Lloyd read an extract from the above work to the effect that Puseyism was widely extended in the est KV then resumed his seat, amid ?bhshed church, and then resumed his seat, amid ^1^^ Whitta of Banbury, (Independent) seconded thifrlsol.<iu ??'P?ch. Rev. Mr ??' (?esleyan l\Imltr) moved the 2nd resolution & saId: Mr.Chairman, this is the first time on hich I h" • e attempted to address a meeting precisely of a s?-? .???er to the present. I think that as a Christ- minister, I should abstain from interfering in ^latt ￼ a Purely political character but I don't think that by becoming a Christian minister I forfeit my civil ? g its—-that I have sunk my right as a citizen of th I°r*d' and as a British subject. But while I hold that ? things are lawful, I think that all things are Hot e1Cpdient." I feel that all souls are equally valuable, a? ￼ ?'? not to ? offence either to Churchmen or n0t t0 ^VG °^cnce either to Churchmen or ^isse ^erS' so that if by any means I might save some. tere are reasons when a Christian minister ought ?o co fforward and proclaim his sentiments, and I th?? h?t t e present is one of these occcasions, when si.li e cc, becomes criminal and when we might expect the roa h f ?Pro ? our own consciences if we do not come to thp t? ?P ? ?he Lord against the mighty. [The speaker referr6 ? opposition offered by the Methodists to L°r(j o. j° m°Ut'~S and the ? they rendered in Polish slavery, and then said] now we are again *°Usc 1 and shortly Sir James Graham's Bill will share a si "I'. lar fate to Sidmouth's iniquitous measure. In a fortr? at the utmost the Wesleyans will have pre- seru 4 or 5,000 petitions with upwards of a ?ir? ? of signatures. The Rev. gent. in an eloquent r,lil, 'loll of signatures. The Rev. gent. in an eloquent peeeh, declaimed against the presumption and arrogance Of t e Established Church in setting up pretensions to be the supreme instructress of the people, and concluded an e;Cellent speech amid loud cheers. p J. ?-Morg?. Esq., M. D., in the course of his sPee > said-It has been shrewdly suspected that the Pres ? is the joint production of Dr. Hook and Mr. t;¡,thn er3' based upon the Bill of Lord Brougham, or ?the '? recast of that Bill, with some trifling unim- P°rtant alterations But my resolution condemns the BiH ? '"??o?s. But my resolution con d emns the ill,.r a es G. raham, because it interferes with, or ?ther a ^l• es ? ''??*' of the parents to instruct their ? ol. very properly objected to this ver y properly ob j ected to this Bill Principle—it is altogether wrong in princi- P!e,frOe n government has no right to interfere in the ?UcaJ ?? ? the people. It is the parent alone who is rtSpoj,S?, for the education of his child, for the state ca () t held responsible. Some, however, will tell us that t) state has a conscience but where, or how ? t the .?? has a conscience, and God will hold him resn. for the instruction which he imparts to his ?!d ?o ￼ ￼ ? this injustice perpetrated only upon the Poorer e?Me?? Why should it not take also the child, rcn Ij ?c Wealthy ? Had the bill, in the first instance, com "??? the children of the rich—had it determined to t?,r force the offspring of the aristocracy and the Sqtjir ea^hy> and place them in schools, and inculcate on thoni^lgh Tory and High Church and Popish princi- ples M lhe whole country would have stood aghast- it ?.o have roused the fiercest indignation of the ?0 P ^?n 7l11nit because the injustice is to be -()-'nmunitY- But bcause the injustice is to be ?Petr?f? upon the poor and the humble—because it *8 Poor faC C + °^* c^hi.ldren who are at present labouring under ,,rf1, distress that arc thus to be tyrannised over, ? toiin.vi. ews it with comparat i ve silence. But is ?'ga? J ve,;s 1 with Comparative sIlence. But IS it justice ? Should not the same principle of eqyji.. us to treat the poor as ve would the rich ? the C ten of the poor are to be thus treated, is it ??? ''qu? n V ?-? ? that the children of the rich should be treaty ? a similar manner ? This, sir, is a most mon- 8tr°Us an enaPtto interfere with the liberty of the subject, ai»d I Ca ^n°^ ??? l?guage sufficiently strong to charac- "'justice and cruelty which it contemplates. ?ope ? ? the anticipations of the Rev. gent, who have P?ce? fulfilled, and that the bill will not Pire cLIde,l"? Nvill be fulfilled, and that the bill will not Pass ilt, a I'L"- ??? I confess that I have serious ap- re ?" tlat it will. Looking at the character of ?gislatu ?'?ooking at the reception which the bill ^rst roaln8 received, I think the country is laid ?s ?eop ??R received, I think the country is laid er ec'P oblz,atl. On to -,N l r I-l awes for the notice which hp ?ok of th f> hgation to Mr. Hawes for the notice which arin ?6351110' and for first sounding to us the a, tr ebeen said that this bill comes before us ? ?ooth dow .^Uch f? ?ords; but they are only intended to 6 cot to,x, oPpositio?-t o conciliate us for a while, ? ?' P?ss i Bill. Indeed, the Home Secretajy tI -1 as th<; Bill. Indeed, the Home Secretaiv ?oiptcd fQ s ? With a rapidity unknown before in tpr,Iigs, so that the Dissenters might fMUe 1? and ted with its worst features, until it be- be Una?c? Qua"?ted with its worst features, until it be- came la\V) an(j Cu Unfortunately we should know its pIt ret"iiids me of an incident in the life of one °' ?he pop? ￼ JJ had for many long years been slowly levelling t?? ?P?l c hair, and determined to secure his election ? lr'*a^e his brethren believe that he was ottering ￼ t, b i, 1' 1114 of the grai-e. The Car d inals at al" MniPS wi .!e bnnk °? ? Srave. The Cardinals at ? t?ie or other t?? a new election, hoping that some V110 °r other f5 Wouid grace the chair of St. Peter, e'ected him to r but no sooner did he assume ^ho Pontificate 111 ? a voice of thunder he exclaimed ? ?m Pope n °-' "aT^d made them feel it too. And ?° sooner w-nit?'- ? ?? ??'?'' ?hem feel it too. And 110 Sooner willt>,1S "ous bill be passed into a law, than we shall h° ° d in right earnest it is now ^he law 0f t^e ? law of the la?nd ar? tl? ?"? be made to feel it too. ?"'ture to yourse? ????Ss of the parents whose ?dren are thus f? oh? taken ?? them and instruc- t'? ill docti-i.,s erroneous & ^ngerous. Picture to vour- ??? d?octrin?es er,????? whwh will be inevitably conse- Wi11 be inevitaljly conse- ?u°nt upon this system "Catl-on> and depend upon u before long Ponish sunersti '•ions will become awfully Prevalent and tli^ Co-vn t R1fS0f th° pc°Plc "ill be Pa- i'ists. 4^shn vf '\C f v Our children were placed nder Ponish i 1 rt UCtl0nt+ 0 ,llave a"d polluted ^ctrines Sin.11f0 th: eir tender minds-to be led In to the d k th f h <Wn into thr !l pa s 0 eresy and superstition? ?ow Ju?erv ??? W? ?el for our offspring, and shall *e not evmmir '1 those ?'o from hunger, misery, ar«l destitution an,l destitution ? be compeled to attend these govern- '"?t schonU > or elJ se be deprived of their daily bread. how the attendance of the children is to be enforced — by pa'ns and penalties. The parent will be fined 10s. and costs for every neglect of the child to attend school, and this fine cannot be reversed—from it there is no appeal. The parent might send the child, but if the child neglect to attend, his offence will be awfully visited upon the parent-a fine of 10s. for every neglect, with costs amounting probably to 10s. more. The parent may be too poor to pay, and the necessary consequence will be consignment within the walls of a prison. Mr. Chairman, this is one of the most atrocious attempts on the liberties of the poor of which we have ever heard. I have not looked at this Bill through party feelings-it would be unworthy of us to cherish a party spirit in connection with it. It is a monstrous iniquity from whomsoever it proceeded. I care not whether it is the concoction of Lord John Russell or Sir Robert Peel. What does it matter to any honest man from whom an odious and iniquitous Bill proceeds ? I hesitate not to denounce in language equally strong this abominable measure, whether it be the production of Lord John Russell or of Sir Robert Peel. [The Dt. commented severely on certain clauses of the Bill, and exhibited the irresponsible power which it would entrust to the clergy —and then proceeded.] What right has the state to interfere with the education of the people. The proper object of Government is the protection of life, liberty, and property, and not to take care of the religion or education of the ;people- Oil! it is said, if you doubt the right of Government to interfere in the education of the community, the late outbreaks must assuredly satisfy you of the necessity at least of the proposed measure." This is a bare faced and most hollow pre- tence, it is impossible for the Government to believe that it was the want of education which caused those riots. It was not a want of education sir, it was dire necessity. An idea generally prevailed that labor did not receive a fair remuneration, and it was but natural that they should thus feel dissatisfied. But I ask is it not a proof of the spread of education and of high moral principle, that such ti vast assemblage of people should remain so quiet and not break into acts of turbulence and blood- shed under their extreme distress and destitution was not their demand a fair days wages for a fair day's work, and because they fancied this was not given them they attempted to right themselves. In this I hold they were wrong. But then, Mr. Chairman, it was not the want of education, but the want of bread; and now while they are crying and starving for bread, the Go- vernment gives them a stone. This Bill will never feed a starving population. It will not restrain but oppress. It perpetuates and aggravates every evil without cor- necting one-it places all the liberties of the people in the hands of clerical despots. Let me urge you therefore to give this Bill every opposition in your power. It is our duty as men, as citizens, as patriots, to resist such monstrous injustice. The Bill smells of the bottomless pit, and should it unhappily pass into a law, its effects will be direful and disastrous. [The speaker concluded amid prolonged cheering.] The Rev. D. Davies (Baptist) rose to move the third resolution and said :—At this late hour of the evening, and after so much had been said on this subject, and said so well, it would not be wise to occupy your at- tention but for a very short time. I will first read to you the resolution entrusted to my charge. (Mr D. read the resolution and proceeded.) I hold, sir, that Government has nothing whatever to do either with the religion or the education of the people. Government has been instituted solely for the protection of life, of liberty, and of property, and I maintain that to be the best Government in which there is the least possible restraint consistent with general security. (Hear, hear, and cheers.) I maintain that to be the best Govern- ment in which there is the least possible irresponsible power. (Cheers.) And this meeting pledges itself, or, at least will pledge itself should this resolution pass, not to extend that irresponsible power-but to oiler every possible opposition to the passing of this Bill. I think, sir, that it is our duty to agitate this subject more extensively, to make the people better acquainted with the details of this iniquitous measure, and that done, we should heartily unite and memorialize the Queen—for I hold, sir, that a Government which has dared to bring in such a Bill to destroy the liberty of the subject ought not henceforth to be trusted. (Cheers.) We ought, therefore, to memorialize the Queen to dismiss her present Ministers, and to select others of more liberal minds and more willing to respect the rights of conscience. (Tremendous cheering.) There is another thing, sir, which I should very much wish to see. I wish to see the people fairly represented in Par- liament, (hear hear), and were the people but once fairly represented, where is the ministry which will then dare to bring in such a Bill as this ? There are hun- dreds present in this hall who understand their liber- ties as well as I do, who are as capable of exercising the franchise as I am—and why, sir, I ask, are their rights withheld from them ? (Hear, hear.) I maintain that it is their right, and I wish to see the suffrage ex- tended. I wish to see Universal Suffrage. (Hear, hear, and vehement cheering.) Every man who is liable to serve his conn try-every man who is liable to pay rates and taxes -every such man ought to have a voice in the election of his representative. I wish much to see a Universal Suffrage Society established in this town, and that we should send men to Parliament not to represent the few but the many-not to consult the aggrandizement of the aristocracy but the welfare of the millions. (Cheers.) I hold that every man, who is not tainted by crime-that every man as well as myself should have a voice in the Government of the country. I am an enemy to all monopoly I wish to see the blessings of liberty extended to every human being. (Tremendous cheers.) What right has the Church of England to assume to herself the sole power to instruct the people. We have heard from Mr. Cook that in Cornwall the Wesleyan Methodists far exceed the Episcopalians, and in Wales the Dissenters are five to one, aye, ten to one above the favoured and dominant sect, why then, upon this argument, why should our children be taken from us and taught the superstition and falsehoods of the English Church ? I am a parent, and sooner than I would allow my children to be taken from me and taught the mummeries of an apostate Church, I would burst the bonds of mortality. (Great and renewed cheering.) We ought then, sir, to use every constitutional means to procure a fair repre- sentation of the people, and when this is secured, no Government will dare to bring in a Bill of this cha- racter. Offer every opposition in your power to the passing of this Bill, and if it be not thrown out, me- morialize the Queen to dismiss her Ministers, and then send up persons to Parliament who will fairly represent us, and then we shall have this Bill repealed. (The Rev. Gentleman resumed his seat amidst loud and re- iterated cheers.) The Rev. Mr. Fletcher (Independent) in a brief speech seconded the resolution. W. Rees, Esq. rose and said, sir, I beg to move the adoption of the following petition which is condemna- tory of the principle and details of Sir James Graham's Bill—Mr. Rees read the petition. J. Walters, Esq., (Banker,) seconded the motion. The resolution on being put to the meeting was carried unanimously. Mr. Rees then further moved that the petition be forwarded to our Representative, Sir R. Philipps for presentation, with a request that he would support its prayer. This was also seconded by John Walters, Esq., and unanimously responded to. The Rev. D. Davies then proposed a vote of thanks to the Mayor, which was seconded by Dr. Morgan. The Mayor briefly returned thanks, and the meeting separated. The signatures to the petition occupied three entire sheets of vellum.