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fication is to be done away with; and a
tax of 51. laid on sportsmen.
Nothing in the House of Lords on the

nected with Ambassadors, Consuls and Vice Consuls, from the year 1814 to 1830. Motion agreed to. A good deal of bat16th of February, tling about the steam-boat tax followed this. All sorts of efforts to get the HOUSE OF COMMONS. Chancellor of the Exchequer to give up REFORM. Many petitions on this his proposed tax; but he remained subject; one in particular, from Devon.; firm; fought the poor junketters of presented by Lord EBRINGTON, and London, Gravesend, and Margate with supported by Sir THOMAS ACLAND." force and arms," saying, "Some hon. This petition, like almost all others on" Gentleman seemed to think, that, beReform, prayed for the ballot.

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"cause he had consented to make some "alterations in his original plan, he ought to submit to a change of the whole. He could assure hon. Gen

POOR-LAWS. Mr. BRISCOE moved for leave to bring in a Bill to amend the 59th of Geo. III., c. 12., as far as it relates to the letting and leasing of land to labourers. Mr. Sturges Bourne and Mr. J. Smith sup-tlemen that they would be mistaken”! ported the Motion. Bravo, who 'd have thought it!

Sir J. SHELLEY was of opinion that parishes ought to take a quantity of land, in order to give employment to their own poor; and thus in some measure enable the pauper to contribute to his own support.

February 19.


Lord WINCHILSEA presented a petition from a parish in Kent for a repeal of the Malt duty. He said that the Beer Bill had caused many small beer shops in which the late outrages in the

Mr. PORTMAN feared that such a plan would be impracticable with regard to parishes, but private individuals might thus let out small portions of land to poor men, who would thus be enabled to support themselves without entirely depending on parish assist-County had been determined on; and ance, and who would, consequently, raise themselves above the degraded state in which they now were. However, he must say, that rather thaa see the present system patched up in this manner, he should wish Parliament to repeal most of the Acts on the subject till they got back to the Act of Elizabeth. This was a subject which his Majesty's Ministers must speedily take into their consideration.

They must come back to the Act of Elizabeth, sooner or later, and the sooner the better. STURGES BOURNE's Bill I shot at from Long Island; and I shall have to refer very shortly to the poor liitle hunted Register of that time. February 17.


Nothing of much consequence. Lord ELLENBOROUGH moved for some returns concerning articles on which some change in duties is intended by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Motion agreed to.

thereupon he charged the Government with being in some measure the cause. The Duke of WELLINGTON reminded Lord W. that the Beer Bill did not


into operation till October, whereas the disturbances began before.

REFORM. The Lord CHANCELLOR presented a petition from Edinburgh in favour of reform. His Lordship's words on presenting this petition, are remarked on in the former part of this Register.


IRELAND. Mr. D. BROWNE came to ask the Government for a grant of money (200,000l.) to relieve the Irish in certain districts of Ireland now suffering the most appalling distress. He described the unfortunate people as 66 some utterly destitute: said they had "time since been obliged to have re"course to picking up wretched shell"fish on the sea-shore, in order to delay, HOUSE OF COMMONS. "as long as possible, the consumption of EVESHAM. A good deal of talk" their stock of potatoes!" He went about this Borough; but nothing worth recording or commenting on.

DIPLOMATIC EXPENSES. Mr. -HUME moved for returns of expenses con

on, after stating that the number of persons in the district that he spoke of amounted to about 200,000, to hope that the Government would grant a


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sum of 200,0007, and then he said " the linen trade being at an end, they a "there were many persons who objected" could only depend upon the soil, for to giving money to the people, and he "which they knew no means of comwas himself opposed to the principle of "pulsory production. Give us (said mere gifts; but in this case the Irish" the petitioners, in conclusion) but did not ask for gifts, they only wanted" the means of maintaining our wives "the Government to grant the money" and our families we will be thank❝as the means of paying for public "works, for these poor people wanted "will be happy.' Severe as were ful-we will be industrious-we nothing more than the means of employment. In what he had stated he representations of them to the House "the sufferings of the petitioners, their "had been guilty of no exaggeration ; "he had stated what he believed to be" dination, or even of discontent; and "did not contain a syllable of insuborstrictly true, and he had done so at "for this reason it was doubly deserving "this moment, because he thought it the attention of Parliament." (Hear, "to be his duty to forget every-thing, in a case like the present, but the abso"lute necessity of bringing the case of Nothing of great conseA long debate on the army estimates "these poor people before the House. quence. The estimate was raised by "Objected to giving money TO 8000 more troops, on the ground that "THE PEOPLE!" Aye, do they. the internal state of the country requires But just turn to the Irish pension list ; | it. for, although this country is in a state of distress such as no country ever was known to be in before, though its inhabitants wander about naked, and subsist in great part upon shell-fish, picked up along the shore; though this actually now goes on, this country has a pension list, and I here give one little extract from it. Handfield, Catherine (a year) Handfield, Anne Margaret Handfield, Eliza

Handfield, Jane Isabella

Handfield, Mary

Handfield, Julia Lucy
Handfield, Sarah -


£88 1 0

88 1 0

88 1 0


Feb. 20.


lieved he had the precedence. He would bring TITHES.-Lord KING observed that he be under their notice the report made by the Archbishop of Dublin to the Lord Lieutenant sanction to the great union of Wicklow. He and Privy Council, in order to obtain their would not enter more fully into the abuses of the Irish unions than was necessary to make the practices of Ireland in this respect intelligible to an English audience. No one could dispute that the union of many parishes into 88 10 one benefice was a great abuse; and ought 88 10 never to be unnecessarily allowed. In Ireland 88 10 the practice was peculiarly objectionable; be88 1 0 cause it increased the contrast between the extreme poverty of the people and the overIf any one were to ask why so large a portion grown wealth of the church establishment. of the property of Ireland was applied to the small minority of the people, the only defence maintenance of a religion which was that of a that could be set up would be, that in the deserted state of a country where so few lay persons of property resided, it was desirable to secure the residence of so many men of edabenefices were joined in one Union, the numcation. But when six, seven, eight, or ten ber of resident gentlemen was curtailed, and the only defence of the large revenue of the Established Church was destroyed. Looking to the account of the number of parishes and parishes were united in such a manner that incumbents in Ireland, he found that 2450 they possessed only 700 resident clergymen ; solidated in 517 unions. These may be called the Irish Consols. There were only 741 pabeing not a third. 1701 parishes were con rishes with single residents. The unions con

There! thou " many who object to give money to the people! who these people (the Handfields) are, God knows; but what WORK do they do? what are they willing to do?-STANLEY (Secretary for Ireland) said, "He had "himself received a Petition from the "barony of Tyrawley, which he in"tended to present to the House; and "the subscribers to it set out their suf"ferings in language at once most simple and most forcible. "stated that they had been obliged to They "sell their moveables; that the scanty crop of grain had been sold to pay "rent; that the potatoe crop had, to a "considerable extent, failed; and that,

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tinued only during the lives of the incum

and thinly populated,


beats. On of the incumbent the was, that the union wish, or


be again united without the authority of the Bishop, superintended by the Lord Lieutenant and Privy Council, to whom the Bishop must submit his reasons. The union Wicklow consisted of six parishes. He was far from saying that was


36,000 statute acres;'
miles long from North to South, and nine
miles wide, and that the populations was
great, especially near the county town, which
contained from three to four thousand inhabi-
tants. the whole union contained
not less than 13,000 souls, of whom a con-
siderable proportion were Protestants. Thè
Archbishop stated, that there were churches
and chapels of ease sufficient, and that the re-
motest part of Kilpool was not more than a
mile from one of them. The fact was, that it
three miles and a half, Irish, or four
miles and a half, English. Then the most
reverend Prelate stated that the parishes of
Drumkeel and Kilpool would not together af-
ford a sufficient income to a resident clergy-
man, independent of the union with the vi-
carage of Wicklow; but the tithes of the one
amounted to 2891, a year, and the revenues of
the two together would amount to a sum of
3957. 11s. 3d.-a sum twice as large as that
stated by a right reverend Prelate the other
day as the average income of English livings.
Was not that sufficient for an Irish rector?
These contradictious, their Lordships would

of the kind. There were many unions of ten
parishes; one of nod fewer than thirteen.
That might be called the magnum bonum or
the summum bonum of the Irish Churches.
in the diocese of Clonfert, according to the
returns made in 1824, there was not a single
intance of a parish held by a separate incum-was
bent. Every benefice in that diocese was a
ion; and the reason was, that in that dio-
se the ancient custom of the quatuor pars
remained: that was, the Bishop had a fourth
of all the tithes in the diocese. In that dio-
ese the old usuage remained of appropriating
afourth of the tithes to the Bishop, a fourth to
the poor, a fourth to the incumbent, and a
furth to the Church. The consequence was,
that the unions in the diocese of Clonfert were
t so frequently disunited as they might be;
because it was evident that it must be much
more agreeable for the Bishop to receive his
related to the state of the revenues
cumbents than from a larger number of the livings in one and the same year. There
rer ones. In the diocese of Killaloo, in was no alteration in the rates. The report
parishes, there were only 44 shepherds. was presented to the Duke of Northumberland
a the diocese of Dublin there were 60 single and the Privy Council, and related to one
parishes, and 97 parishes in 25 unious. He year. And it would be observed, that this
came to the particular union of Wick- union took place in a populous parish, and
By the clause of the Act of the 7th and one in which there was a great number of
of George IV., the diocesan, when he Protestants, and the rectorial tithes amounted
wished to unite several parishes, was coms to 1,600. The fortunate person holding these
pelled, within fourteen days of his making an united parishes was a near relation of the
order for that purpose, to report to the Lord most reverend Prelate, and the same was
Lieutenant and Privy Council, and to give rector of the parish of St. John, Dublin, and
his reasons for what he had done; and if those a prebend of St. Patrick's. He did not mean
ons were disapproved by the Lord Lieu- to enter upon the church-yard disputes which
ant and Privy Council, the order became the reverend Gentleman had with his pa-
dat once. The noble Lord proceeded to rishioners, in which he sent them any-where
ad the report which the Archbishop of rather than to heaven. This was for the pur-
Dublin made respecting the union of Wick-pose of making them pay their tithes, and he
, and to point out the statements in believed he did make them pay them. So that
at report which he (Lord King) had they were certainly not liable to the reproach
means of contradicting. In the first which a Monk applied to some people of old
place, the Archbishop spoke of the Vicar of" Pessima est gens: decimas non solvunt."
Wicklow, the Rector of Drumkeel, and the They did pay their tithes. This union of
Vicar of Kilpool. Now there was no Vicar Wicklow, it appeared, was to be annexed in
Wicklow. There was no parish of Wick-commendam to the Stall of St. Patrick's. This
The town of Wicklow was built in two might have been the best account of the case
parishes. The Archbishop stated, that the in- which the most reverend Prelate would give,
come which the union would produce would be, and it would have been better if he had re-
from the parish of Wicklow, 7874; from the sorted to one good reason for the measure,
parish of Drumkeel, 694.; from the parish of than to have had recourse to nineteen bad
Kilpool, 50%, making together, 9097. Now, ones. But were the parishioners to be reckoned
Archdeacon Magee, in stating the revenue of as nothing in the scale, and were their inte-
the whole union as the ground of a composi-
fios, estimated it at 22554; besides the ad-
ditional value of the glebe land, making alto-
gether 25001. The Archbishop stated, the
whole extent of the union to be 17,200 acres,
at part of which, he said, was far from


rests not to be considered when the annexation was made? It was highly proper that this union of parishes should be dissolved, and he was content that it should be done by the Irish churchmen themselves, and in the way most agreeable to them. But it ought to be

Wicklow-mountain, moss, and barreu heatb, done in some way; and if not otherwise dene,

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LOCUST SEED.-Very fine and fresh, at 6s. a pound, received from America about two months ago. For instructions relative to sowing of these seeds, for rearing the plants, for making plantations of them, for preparing the land to receive them, for the after cultivation, for the pruning, and for the application of the timber; for all these see my "WOODLANDS;" or TREATISE ON TIMBER TREES AND UNDERWOOD. 8vo. 14s. SWEDISH TURNIP SEED.-Any quantity under 10lbs. 10d. a pound; any quantity above 10lbs. and under 50lbs.9 d. a pound; any quantity above 50lbs. 9d. a pound; above 100lbs. 8d. A parcel of seed may be sent to any part of the kingdom; I will find proper bags, will send it to any coach or van or wagon, and have it booked at my expense; but the money must be paid at my shop before the seed be sent away; in consideration of which

I have made due allowance in the price. If the quantity be small, any friend can call and get it for a friend in the country; if the quantity be large, it may be sent by me. This seed was growed last year at BarnElm, on ridges six feet apart; two rows, a foot apart, on each ridge. The plants were raised from seed given me by Mr. PEPPERCORN (of) Southwell, Bedfordshire), in 1823. He gave it me as the finest sort that he had ever seen. I raised some plants (for use) in my garden every year; but, at Barn-Elm I raised a

whole field of it, and had 320 bushels of seed upon 13 acres of land. pledge my word, that there was no one single turnip in the whole field (which bore seed) not of the true kind. There was but one of a suspicious look; and that one I pulled up and threw away. So that I warrant this seed as being perfectly true. and as having proceeded from plants with small necks and greens, and with that reddish tinge round the collar which is the sure sign of the best sort.

MANGEL WURZEL SEED. - Any quantity under 101b., 71d. a pound any quantity above 10lb. and unde 50lb., 7d. a pound; any quantity above 50lb., 6d. a pound; any quantity above 100lb., 6d. a pound The selling at the same place a above; the payment in the same manner. This seed was also grow at Barn-Elm farm, the summer befor the last. It is a seed which is just as good at ten years old as at one.-The plants were raised in seed-beds in 1828; they were selected, and those of the deepest red planted out in a field of 13 acres, which was admired by all who saw it, as a mos even, true and beautiful field of the kind. The crop was very large; and out of it were again selected the plants from which my present stock of seed was growed; though, indeed. there was little room for selection. where all were so good and true. got my seed from Mr. PYM, of Reigate, who raised it from plants proceeding from seed that I had given him, which seed I had raised at Worth, in Sussex; and, all the way through, the greatest care had been taken to raise seed from no plant of a dubious character.-This seed, therefore, I warrant as the very best of the kind.

COBBETT'S CORN.-Having to quit my farm at Michaelmas, I could have no Corn there; but, at Kensington, I have had the finest crop I ever saw, The TOM TIT has said, that it is “a complete failure," and a great bleating beast, that is now laughed at by

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each ear of corn. I SELL THE CORN AT MY SHOP IN BOLT-Court, är 18. A BUNCH OF FINE EARS, SIX IN NUMBER; and the Book, on the cultivation and uses of it, at 2s. 6d.; which is called a TREATISE on CoиBETT'S CORN.

all the world, has been bawling about| Lancashire, that this corn is "not fit "for a hog to eat, though I want the "poor people to live on it." The answer to poor envious Tommy Tit is given by the beautiful crop that I have now on sale as seed. The answer to the malignant bleating beast might be given in one very short word. The great use of this corn is to the labour- Globe, Feb. 24.-It is with the deepest reers. On ten rods of ground I have, this gret we state that, on Tuesday night, when the King and Queen were returning from very adverse year, growed eight bushels Drury Lane Theatre, a stone was thrown at the of shelled corn; and that is sufficient window of their Carriage, which shattered it, to fat a pig of seven or eight score. and fell inside; most providentially without Suppose the like comes, on an ave-injury to the Royal Personages.




FFB. 17.-BYRNE, W., Trinity-pl., Charing-Cross, army-agent.

FEB. 17.-GEDDES, J., George-town, De-
marara, and Gracechurch-street, merchant.
FEB. 18.-PALMER, G., Epping, school-

BRIDGE, J., King's Lynn, Norfolk, builder.
COOMBS, S. jun., St. Wollos, Monm. coal-mt.
DE LACOUR, T. C., London, diamond-mt.
HOUGH, C., Monmouth, printer.
INSOLE, G. and R. Biddle, Cardiff, Glamor-
JENKINS, R., Newport, Monmouthshire,



SHAW, G., Birmingham, plater.

rage, from 20 rods, is not this a great blessing for a labouring man? It is in this light that I have always viewed this corn as of the greatest importance. I have a room at Bolt Court, hung all over the walls with bunches of it. Those bunches would fat a good large hog; and I never look at it without most anxiously hoping to see the day, when the greater part of English labourers' dwellings will be decorated in the same manner. The thing to do is to distribute a little seed amongst the labourers. In the Two-Penny Trash for April, I will give them instructions for the planting and management and application of this corn. I should be glad to cause to be distributed, 200 ears of the Corn amongst the labourers of each of the counties of Berks, Bucks, Wilts, Hants, Sussex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Cambridge, Lincoln, Huntingdon, and Gloucester, as a mark of my wish to see them once more have bacon to eat instead of accursed potatoes, and 500 ears amongst those of the county of Kent, as a mark of my particular regard for the labourers of that famous county, the first that was trodden by the feet of the saints, and that never was trodden under the hoof of a conqueror. I do not know very well how to accomplish this distribution. If any gentleman, Halifax, and Sowerby, common-carriers. whom I know, in each of the aforesaid SPOONER, C., Union-street, Boro,' oilman. Counties, will undertake the distribu- | STORKE, W., Leftwich, Cheshire, bonetion, I will give him the ears for the purpose, and a Twopenny Trash (containing the instructions) along with



FEB. 21.-CHATFIELD, W., Charlotte-st.,
Rathbone-pl., & Bell-ct., Cannon-st., printer.
BEET, C. G., Stamford-street, bill-broker.


COMLEY, G., Uley, Gloucestershire, clothier.
DAVIES, R., Lisle-street, coal-merchant.

BACKLER, S., St. James's-street, tobacconist.

BRETHERTON, P., jun. Liverpool, dealer.
CAMERON, J., T. Johnston, and W. Bevern,

Henrietta street, Westminster, tailors.
DEWEY, J., Barton St. Mary, Gloucester-
HOLLAND., M., R., and J., Manchester,
shire, builder.


WALTER, F. A., Piccadilly, coal-merchant. WINTERFLOOD, R., Little Waltham, Essex, innkeeper.

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