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respecting the effective and non-effective services of the military, naval, civil, and colonial establishments, as may be necessary for the attainment of this object."*Lord Althorp moved as an amendment upon this another resolution, to the effect, “ That while this House acknowledges with satisfaction that by the reduction of the public expenditure, and by the financial arrangements carried into effect, there has been a reduction of taxation in the last and the present session to an amount exceeding 3,000,0001. annually, they feel it their duty to affirm the determination to which they have already come, to adhere to the just principles of wise economy, and to apply those principles to all departments of the state, paying a due regard to the national engagements and to the interests of the public service."--Lord Althorp's amendment was agreed to without a division.

July 31.-On the motion of Mr. Stanley, the House again resolved into committee on the Colonial Slavery Abolition Bill. The 25th (or 20 millions compensation) clause was again proposed.-Mr. Herries renewed his objection to the proposed mode of raising this sum, and inquired whether it was to be obtained by loan or otherwise?-The Chancellor of the Excheqner said the sum was to be raised by loan, the appropriation and repayment of which would be contingent on certain events.—Mr. Herries and Mr. Baring complained of the proposed mode, and thought the government ought not to bave such power.—Mr. Aglion by contended that there ought to be only such compensation as would take place between man and man; compensation ought to be for the difference between the cost of slave and free labour, and no more; at all events, he considered 20,000,0001. far too much, especially when he reflected how this country was pressed to sinking by taxation.Sir R. Peel reminded the House, that their resolution for 20,000,0001, had been passed, and had been adopted by the House of Lords; how then could they rescind it?_Sir J. E. Wilmot's amendment, to substitute “ 15,000,000/.” for “ 20,000,000/." being before the Committee, the subject led to extended discussion.—Mr. Secretary Stanley repeated that he considered the honour of Government and the faith of Parliament pledged to the grant of 20,000,0001.—The Committee eventually divided; the numbers were-For the original grant, 132; for the amendment, 51; majority of 81 in favour of the grant of 20,000,0001.- Mr. F. Buxton afterwards made a proposition for the retention of half the grant (10,000,0007.) until the period of the apprenticeships had expired and the abolition was complete.-Aster some discussion, the Committee also divided on this proposition. The numbers were-For it, 93; against it, 144; majority against it, 51.—The remaining clauses were agreed to.

August 1.-Mr. Ewart moved that the House resolve itself into a Committee to consider the propriety of admitting East Indian sugar and coffee (the produce of free labour) on equal terms with sugar and coffee the produce of the West Indies. The Chancellor of the Exchequer and Mr. P. Thompson were inclined to admit the principle of the resolution; they had never contended that the present system was of a permanent character, but the propriety of altering it now had been freqnently discussed, and, they considered, disposed of for the present. As no satisfactory and practical result could ensue froin carrying the resolution, they hoped the questioni would not be pressed ; not, however, wishing to meet it with a direct negative, the Chancellor of the Exchequer moved the previous question."- Mr. Ewart said, after these observations, he should prefer leaving the question in the hands of the Government after the observations he had heard, and consequently withdrew his motion.

August 2.--On the motion of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Lords' amendments to the Church Temporalities (Ireland) Bill were taken into consi. deration. After some remarks from Mr. Hume, Mr. Harvey, &c., who held that the Bill was a failure, the Chancellor of the Exchequer suggested an alteration in the Lords' amendment, providing that ten livings should be set apart to be hestowed on the Fellows, or ex-Fellows, of Trinity College, Dublin, by the Archbishops of Dublin, and Armagh; and in the event of their not agreeing, nominations, to the benefices to be made by the Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor of that University. The alteration was, that in the event of the Archbishops not agreeing, the nomination should be made by the Bishop of the diocese in which the living was situated. The amendments were then agreed to.

Aug. 5.4Mr. O'Connell gave notice, that early next session he should move to

rescind the standing order which makes the publication of the debates of the House a breach of privilege, and to declare any partial or unfair report of the pro: ceedings of the House a breach of privilege.--A new writ was ordered for the city of London in the room of Sir John Key, who has accepted the Chiltern Hundreds, on the motion of Mr. D. W. Harvey. On the motion of Sir H. Hardinge, a committee was also appointed to inquire into the contract with Government for station. ery, which Sir John Key is stated to be a party to.—The resolution for the conditional grant of 20,000,0001. to the West Indian proprietors was agreed to in a commillee of the whole House; and the Slavery Abolition Bill having been recommitted, Lord Althorp brought up several clauses which provide for the manner of raising this sum of 20,000,0001.-Mr. Littleton brought forward a resolution for the grant of 1,000,0001., to be raised by the issue of Exchequer-bills, to the Irish clergy in payment of the arrears of tithes due to them--the sum to be repaid by ten half-yearly instalments. On a division, the resolution was carried by 87 to 51. Mr. Littleton, in the course of his observations on the resolution, made allusion to the leading features of an intended new Tithe Act for Ireland.

Aug. 6.-Sir T. Freemantle moved for leave to bring in a bill to disfranchise the borough of Stafford, on the ground of the incurable corruption of the mass of its constituency:-Mr. Chetwynd resisted the motion, contending that there had been candidates who would neither pay nor promise to pay for votes, instancing the case of a Mr. Hawkes, at the election before the last. The motion was carried. The Hon. Bart, brought in the bill on the 8th. It was rejected ; but the Hon. Member expressed his determination to renew it next session.- Mr. J. Murray obtained leave to bring in a bill to repeal the 59th Geo. III., c. 69, commonly called the Foreign Enlistment Bill. The Chancellor of the Exchequer said he did not intend opposing the motion, because, after the repeal of this act, be thought the crown would still have ample power to prevent such proceedings as might be deemed breach of neutrality, and the common law could punish improper proceedings or organizations in this country.

Aug 7.-The Colonial Slavery Abolition Bill was read a third time and passed, and forwarded to the Lords by Nr. Secretary Stanley. There were, however, some amendments to the bill; one, proposed by Mr. Wilks, that there shonld be no demand allowed for the services of the apprenticed labourers on Sundays; and that they should be at liberty to attend such places of worship as they pleased.-Mr. Hume, on the proposition that the Honse resolve into a committee of supply, moved, by way of amendment, that the House go into committee on the Assessed Taxes Acts, with the view to the repeal of the inhabited house-tax. In doing so he addressed the House at great length, contending that reductions in many directions, and particularly in the army, would afford the opportunity of the repeal.-The Chancellor of the Excheqner hoped that existing circumstances, arising out of the present state of Europe, would render so large an army unnecessary. As to the house-tax, he admitted that it was burdensome, and that it was seriously felt in the metropolis, the prosperity of which had been atřected by causes that were still at work; and he allowed that the surcharges had been vexatious, though they were justified by the law; but he felt bound to admit that the tax was so unpopular, and that its unpopularity was so increasing, that he should cousider it to be the duty of the government, at the earliest possible period, to ascertain whether, by reduction or some changes, the necessity for continuing this tax might not be superseded.—Mr. Hume withdrew his motion.

Aug. 8.-Mr. S. Rice proposed a grant of 60,0001. towards defraying the expense of the Police of the Metropolis. He had previously giren notice of it, suggesting the grant in consequence of this force being occasionally engaged in public service, ceremonials, &c., which, as they concerned the public generally, it was deemed unfair to impose all the expense of the force on the parishes.-It called forth a good deal of conversation, and a division ; the Ayes being 49-Noes 19.

Aug. 9.— The Factories' Regulations' Pill ras considered in Committee. The Chancellor of the Exchequer marie a general statement of the character of the Bill in its amended form. His Lordship said that three principles now distinguished the Bil:-1. That it extended the provisions of Sir John Hobhouse's Bill to all mills as well as cotton mills, with the exception of some silk works ; 2. That (instead of the “ten" hours' provision) it enacted that children under 13 years of age should not be employed for more than eight hours a day; that persons under 18 years of age should not be required to work more than 69 hours in the week ; that children under nine years of age should not be employed at all; and that there should be inspectors to see that these provisions were carried into effect; and 3. That for the collateral protection of the children there should be introduced a genės ral system of education for all the children employed in the manufacturing districts. He did not admit the principle of interfering between the master and servant, but he thought the case of children who could not protect themselves was an exception.

Aug. 12.- Mr. Littleton moved the second reading of the Tithes Arrears (Ireland) Bill.- Mr. Warburton and Mr. Hume resisted the bill altogether, as bad in principle, and only preparing the way for the constant payment of the tithes of Ireland by this country.--Mr. Littleton defended the bill, and maintained that if it were not carried the worst results must ensue; that it would be sanctioning the resistance of just demands; that it would inevitably lead to a servile war; that the army and police would then be required to defend property; and that it might be his duty to direct the army and police to extend that protection, a duty from which unquestionably he should not shrink.—The House divided on the motion. The numbers were, in favour of the bill, 109; against it, 53; majority, 56. The China Trade Bill was read a third time and passed.

Aug. 13.—The case of the Inner Temple, in refusing to sanction the calling of Mr. D. W. Harvey to the bar, was brought before the House by Mr. Hughes Hughes, and the amendment for more complete information by Sir F. Vincent. Sir J. Scarlett defended the conduct of the Inn, and declared that the case had been submitted to the Judges, and that the course pursued by the Benchers had received their sanction.—Mr. D. W. Harvey gave to this statement the strongest contradiction ; he denied that it had any foundation.—The case is to be resumed next session.

Aug. 14.—The House went into a committee on the Miscellaneous and Commissariat Estimates, and in moving resolutions on them Mr. S. Rice detailed the extensive reductions that had taken place in the estimates as compared with those of the last and previous years. Besides those great reductions, he stated that there was to be no vote on account of army extraordinaries. The several grants called forth a good deal of desultory discussion, but no very decided opposition.

Aug. 15.—Mr. Buckingham brought forward a resolution, “that the forcible impressment of seamen for His Majesty's navy is unjust, cruel, inefficient, and unnecessary, and that it is the duty of the House to avail itself of the present period of profound peace to provide some means of manning the ships of his Majesty itt time of war, without a violation of the liberties of any class of his Majesty's subjects."'--After some discussion the resolution was modified as follows:--" That it is the duty of this House to avail itself of the present period of profound peace to institute an inquiry, in order to ascertain whether some mode may not be devised of manning ships in time of war, without having recourse to the practice of im. pressment;” and rejected upon a division by a majority of 5; the numbers being 54 and 59.

Ang. 16.—Various resolutions, founded on the estimates, were agreed to, but not without much remark.-On the grant for the University Professorships, complaint was made that those establishments, with their princely property and exclusive in. struction and honours, should have those Professors paid out of the public purse. Mr. S. Rice intimated that it was the opinion of many Members of the Senate that Dissenters ought to be allowed to participate in the advantages and honours of the Universities, and he thought it not unlikely that next session some communication would be made to this effect.-Mr. Tooke and Mr. Hume hoped that such might be the result, and they trusted that in the meantime these Universities would withdraw their interdict against a charter being granted to the London University.

THE COLONIES.

WEST INDIES. (JAMAICA.) Accounts from Jamaica to the 20th of June, via New York, inform us that such was the state of public opinion in that island on hearing of its being the intention of the British government to deprive the proprietors of slaves of their property without any compensation, and merely lending them fifteen millions for a period of twelve years, to be returned out of wages paid by the planters to the slaves, that the inhabitants immediately drew up the following memorial :-“We claim from the general government security from future interference with our slaves. We claim that sectarian missionaries shall be left to the operation of those laws which govern the other subjects of his Majesty. We ask for such alterations in the revenue Acts as shall revive our prosperity; and, should compensation also be refused, we finally and humbly require that the island of Jamaica be separated from the parent country, and that, being also absolved from the allegiance to the British crown, she be free either to assume independence, or to unite herself to some state by whom she will be cherished and protected, and not insulted and plundered."

FOREIGN STATES,

SPAIN.

Madrid, Aug. 5.—Those, who are interested in spreading a belief that the king has entirely recovered from his late indisposition, deceive themselves in supposing that they impose on any one. His Majesty has not quitted his chamber for several days, and some well-informed persons say that he is entirely precluded from the use of his limbs. Castello, his first physician, thought him sufficiently ill to require that the Madrid Gazette should publish bulletins regarding his health; but this was not acceded to, and officially his Majesty is in good health. A regency has been much spoken of within the last few days, and report says that it is to be composed of the Queen, the Infant Don Francesco, and Marshal Castanos. To this regency the direction of State affairs would be confided, in case of the King's death during the minority of his daughter. It appears that this regency had, in fact, been actually formed some time ago, but that would not prevent the Queen from governing temporarily alone, were the King too ill to be allowed, or able, to take any part in State affairs. In the midst of all this uncertainty as to the future policy of this government, some new measures have been determined upon by the present administration, which, without perhaps its being so intended, have favoured the progress of wise and moderate reform. Juntas for charitable purposes have been formed in the principal towns of the kingdom. Their object is to root out the habits of mendicity of a large class throughout the kingdom, which form one of the greatest drawbacks on this country's prosperity. Diligences and inns have been established on a great number of roads, which, owing to the want of them, have hitherto been almost impracticable. Periodical publications, under the name of Official Bulletins, have been established in almost every city, and in places where, perhaps, no newspaper of any kind had ever before appeared.

PORTUGAL.

General Bourmont has drawn off the Miguelite forces from before Oporto. It is reported that he is concentrating all the Miguelite troops for a desperate effort to recover back Lisbon ; but no precise information has been received with relation to their present strength. It, however, appears probable that considerable numbers remain in arms, and will give the Constitucionalists much trouble.

From accounts received from Lisbon, it appears that Don Pedro continues to sustain his mischievous ascendency in the direction of the affairs of the Constitu. tionalists. Their posture is far from safe, and the expectations of the Liberals on their behalf are much too sanguine.

GREECE.

The commission appointed to organize the affairs of the church in Greece is preparing a plan, according to which

there is to be an entire separation between the Greek church and the patriarch at Constantinople. The clergy are to depend on a synod like that which directs ecclesiastical affairs in Russia. The new city to be

founded on the isthmus of Corinth is to be called Othonopolis. King Otho distinguished his birth-day not only by an amnesty for the Palicari, but by founding an order of St. Saviour for the reward of meritorious defenders of the country, artists, servants of the state, &c. The King is Grand Master of the order.

RUSSIA.

There has been lately exhibited in the Palace of the Tamedo, at St. Petersburgh, a state bed, constructed at the royal manufactory by order of the Emperor, to be sent as a present to the Schah of Persia. It is formed of solid crystal, resplendent with silver ornaments. It is ascended by steps of blue glass, and has a fountain underneath, so contrived as to throw out on each side jets of odoriferous waters. The effect when the chamber is lighted up is absolutely dazzling, and it has the appearance of myriads of diamonds.-Galignani's Messenger.

MARRIAGES AND DEATHS. Married.)-At St. George's, Hanover-square, Gordon Douglas, Grenadier Guards, brother Josiah John Guest, Esq., 01.P., of Dowlais of Earl Morton, to Juliana, daughter of G, H. House, Glamorganshire, to the Lady Charlotte Dawkins Pennant, Esq., of Penrhyn, Car. Elizabeth Bertie, sister of the Earl of Lindsey. narvon.

At Ferntower, N.B., the Hon. W. H. Drummond, eldest son of Viscount Strathallen, to Died.]-Killed in the action off Cape St. Christiana, youngest daughter of the late R. Vincent, under Admiral Napier, E. Knyvett, Baird, of Newbyth, Esq.

Lieutenant of Marines, son of W. Knyvett, At Dry Drayton, Cambridge, the Rev. R. Esq. Harington, son of the late Sir J. E. Harington, At Kensington, John, eldest son of the late Bart.,'Fellow of Brasepnose, Oxford, and Rec- Sir Hardinge Giffard, Chief Justice of Ceylon. tor of Old, Northampton, to Cecilia, daughter In his 82d year, John Wilkinson, Esq., of of the Rev. Dr. Smith, Prebendary of Durham. Pimlico, who had been fifty-three years a yeo

At Trinity Church, Marylebone, Major Hall, man of his Majesty's body guard. Ist Life Guards, to Jemima, daughter of J. At Westhumble, in his 74th year, George Pole Carew, Esq.

Daniel, Esq., one of the Benchers of the Hon. At Paris, W. Warren, Esq., to Elizabeth, Society of the Inner Temple. daughter of Sir W. Struth, of St. Vincent's. Frances, daughter of Stanley Howard, Esq.,

At Matlock, Lord Barham, to Lady Frances East Brixton, Surrey. Joscelyn, danghter of Earl Roden.

At Ickleton, the Hon. Percy Wyndham. At St. Mary's, Bryanston-square, David In Upper Brook-street, Dr. A. M. Hawkins. Thurlow Cunynghame, eldest son of Sir David At the chateau of Madon, near Blois, at the Cunynghame, of Milncraig, Bart., to Anne, age of 89, Lieut.-Gen. Count O'Connell, Grand daughter of Lieut-Gen, the Hon. R. Meade. Cross of the Royal and Military Order of St.

In Dublin, the Rev. Arthur Newcombe, Louis. Born in Ireland, he entered into the Rector of Abbeylex, to the Hon. Catherine service of France in 1761, and commanded at Wingfieid.

the sieges of Mahon and Gibraltar. The preAt Paris, Lieut.-Colonel Raybaud, Vice- paration of the Infantry Regulations was con. Consul of France, in Albania, to Frances, only

fided to him in 1788, and completed in 1791. daughter of H. Rowland Harley, Esq., Alton, In Bath, Harriet, sister to S. Irton, Esq., Hants.

M.P., Cumberland. At St. George's, Hanover-square, Captain At Stobo, Peebles, James, eldest son of Sir Strangways, Royal Horse Artillery, to Sophia, J. Montgomery, of Stanhope, Bart. daughter of the late B. Harepe, Esq., of Foots. In George-street, Portman-square, the Hon. cray-place, Kent.

Colonel W. Colyear, aged 59. In Athboy, Ireland, the Rev. J. Brownlow, Near Dublin, Caroline, wife of R. Haig, Esq., to Lady Elizabeth Bligh, sister of Earl Darn- of Roebuck, and daughter of the late Sir W. ley.

Wolseley, Bart. Ambrose Brewin, Esq., of Tiverton, Devon, In Belfast, Major Ledlie, E. I. C.'s service. to Caroline, youngest daughter of John Heath- In Dungannon, T. A. Staples Ahmuty, Esq. cote, Esq., M.P. for Tiverton.

late Lieut.-Colonel of Ist Madras Infantry. The Hon. John Gray, son of Lord Gray, of J. Heriot, Esq., late Comptroller of the Gray and Kinfauns, N.B., to Mary Anne, Royal College, Chelsea. daughter of the late Lieut. Colonel C. P. At Florence, Capt. C. Montagu Walker, R.N. Ainslie, 4th Light Dragoons.

The Rev. John Bankhead, in his 97th year, R. A. Cloyne Austin, Esq., eldest son of having been 68 years minister of Ballycarry, Sir H. Austin, to Maria, daughter of Lieut.. the eldest Presbyterian Congregation in Ire. Colonel H. Godwin, of Teignmouth.

land. At Marylebone-church, Capt. J. Nembhard At Aberdeen, Dr. Dauney, aged 84, Professor Hibbert, to Jane Anne, only daughter of Sir of Civil Law in the King's College, Aberdeen R. Alexander, Bart.

and Sheriff Substitute. At Trinity Church, Marylebone, Capt. E.

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