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MARRIAGE AMENDMENT BILL.
rily be long and laborious, such as the embodied in an act of parliament in 1793, advanced session would not permit of be. That to pursue the extension of the British ing completed, he should move an amend- empire in India by conquest was onbement, that it be referred to a commission coming the character and honour of the under the Great Seal, to inquire into the country, the governments of India had best means of preventing the forging of been so peculiarly circumstanced from that Bank of England notes, “private notes, period to the present, that they had uniand other negociable securities.” The formly found themselves under the necesamendment was carried by a great ma- sity, greater or less, of violating this act of jority; but in the motion for the address the legislature. to the crown, Lord Compton proposed that Mr. Canning concurred with the sentithat the words “private, and other nego-ments of the Hon. Gentleman, and the mociable securities' should be left out. This tion was agreed to. however, was over-ruled by a small majo
THE DUKE OF KENT. rity of twelve. On Mr. Lyttelton's then On the motion of Lord Castlereagh, the moving an adjournment, and expressing a House resolved itself into a committee on determination to divide the House again, the Prince Regent's message respecting the the Chancellor of the Exchequer gave up allowance to the Duke of Kent, on his the point he had just carried! A new ad. marriage. After some prefatory observa. dress, therefore, by the forms of the House, tions, his Lordship proposed to grant a became necessary, confining the enquiry sum not exceeding £6000 &-year. to the original object.
Mr. Curwen, Sir R. Heron, Mr. Methuen, On the preceding day, in the House of and some other gentlemen, opposed the Lords, the Earl of Lauderdale had proposed grant, on account of the distressed state a committee to enquire into the currency of the country, and because His Royal of the country, and made an elaborate Highness was in the receipt of £25,000 speech on the occasion, but his motion a-year. was negatived without a division.
Mr. Brougham supported the motion,
which was carried by a majority of 154. 13th. Dr. Phillimore said, that by the ilth section of the marriage act, all mar
Was read a second time, after some seriages solemnized by license, the parties vere animadversions on its inhospitable to which were under age, and whose pa- principles and dangerous powers from serents did not consent to the union, were
veral of the opposition members. Lord declared null and -void.
As it was very
Castiereagh, however, repelled these impudesirable to avert this' scandal, he should tations, by stating the danger wbich would propose to introduce this limitation, name
accrue to the country, in suffering French ly, that if proceedings were not instituted refugees of every description to resort bere. in the regular courts during the minority In the Netherlands, he said, where no such of the parties, or within a year after ma. law existed, conspiracies of the most mis
His jority, it should be considered a good and chievous tendency were going on. valið marriage. To obviate also another Majesty's government knew that the late evil in populous places, where parties attempt apon the life of the Duke of Wel. married without the required residence lington was contrived in that quarter. therein, he should propose that it be com
The object of the bill was not to refuse petent to a matrimonial court, in a cause
shelter to the virtuous and oppressed, but where a minor married without the con
to repel the wicked and traitoroas. sent of parents, and where there had been
PURCHASE OF GAME BILL. po residence, to pronounce such marriage
On the 18th May, Mr. Bankes moved the null and void, provided the parties had second reading of this bill; the object of not cohabited one year.- Leave given to wbich is to render it. illegal to purchase bring in a bill.
Mr. Curwen opposed it, as extending & On May 15, Mr. Howorth moved for the system of opposition already too great. production of such documents as might Above 1200 persons, he observed, had been enable the House to form a correct judg- committed for offences against these laws, ment of the causes which led to the present Colonel Wood also opposed it. state of Indian affairs; and regretted that, Sir S. Romilly observed, tbat as the last although a resolution had received the honorable member had brought in a bill to sanetion of the House in 1784, and bad been legalize the sale of game, he would only
THE ALIEN BILL
WAR IN INDIA.
be consistent in supporting this measure. TAR REGENCY AMENDMENT BILE He could not see how the House should re Was read a second time in the House of fuse to make it legal to sell game, and yet Lords on the 21st. It proposes that the hesitate to punish the buying of it. The Queen shall have the nomination of addi: laws under this head bad this peculiarity, tional members of council, and that the that it was not considered the least im- King'a person shall be intrusted to the counpeachment to a man's honour or morality cil, not as directed by the act of 1811, by to buy game. Several Members concurred which, in the case of a dissolution, the in reprobating the system of game laws old Parliament is to meet forthwith, bat altogether. The House divided, for the they are to have the care of the Royal persecond reading, 116, against it, 21. Bilt son till the new parliament shall determine read a second time.
otherwise ; and the only provision for CUTLERY TRADE BILL.
sbortening that period is, that ministers Lord Lascelles wished to withdraw the may issue a proclamation to assemble the bill he had brought in for regulating the parliament ia fourteen days (after the cutlery trade, and accordingly moved elections are made). This bilì may be that the order of the day for its second regarded as indicative of the intention of reading should be discharged.
the Ministers to dissolve Parliament, for Mr. Robinson expressed a hope that the otherwise one of its provisions would be bill the Noble Lord proposed to bring in altogether unnecessary. It is reported would not be liable to the objections that that a prorogation will take place on or were applicable to that now in the House, before the 8th of next month, and in case He should be ready to give the subject his the present Bill shall bave passed both best attention, but at present could not Honses, a dissolation may be expected als promise bis support to the new bill.
most immediately after. The order of the day was then dischar Same day Mr. Brougham announced his ged, and Lord Lascelles obtained leave to intention to bring in a Bill in the present bring in another bill on the same subject. or next Session of Parliament, to prevent He afterwards brought in the bill, which the increase of Poors? Rates in the Arst inwas read a first time, and ordered to be stance, and so bsequently to narrow their read a second time on the 29th, and to be limits, and at the same time to equalize printed.
the conclusion books were opened, and Saving Banks.-By the list of Saving a large sum immediately sabscribed. Banks printed in pursuance of an order Methodist Missions.—4tb. The sitting of the House of Commons, it appears that commenced at the chapel in the City Road, the number of these institutions register- Thomas Thompson, Esq. M.P. of Hull, ed under the Act, down to 11th March being called to the chair. At five o'clock 1818, is 164.
in the evening, the business not being comApril 30. The scholars of the City of pleted, and intelligence having been reLondon National Schools underwent a ceived during the meeting, that Sir Alex. public examination in the Egyptian Hall, Johnstone, late Governor of Ceylon, who in the presence of Her Majesty, several had been a father to the mission in that branches of the Royal Family, the Lord island, bad arrived in England, the assemMayor, and a great number of the nobility bly adjourned to the 7th. Much interest. and persons of distinction.
ing information was developed in the May 2. A meeting was held at the Free
course of the sittings, and the utility of mason's Tavern, for the purpose of raising the missions strongly
advocated. The numa fund for the support of the National ber of their missionaries had increased to School Society ; it was attended by many 106, besides six in Ireland.
With respect of the nobility and clergy, and the chair
to the Society's funds, the income of last was occupied by the Dake of York. At year amounted to £17,227.
$£86,979 10 4
Sth. The Church Missionary Society held are forming for the dissemination of the their annual meeting in Freemason's Hall. Scriptures, and the whole power of chris, Long before the chair was taken, the Hall tendom seems united in the undertaking. was crowded to excess, and many were The number of copies circulated last year, obliged to retire for want of room. Attwo was, o'clock the Right Hon. Lord Gambier
Bibles,......89,795 took the chair, accompanied by the vepe
Testaments, 104,307 rable Bishop of Norwich, the Bishop of Total net receipts, sales Gloucester, Messrs. Wilberforce, Stephen, included, Admiral Saumarez, Rev. Dr. Thorpe, and Total payments, .£71,099 17 others. From the statement of accounts, The meeting was successively addressed, it appeared that the increase this year was by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the £3944, and the whole revenue £23,944. Lord Bishop of Cloyne, the American AmAt the conclusion of the meeting, the whole bassador, the Earl of Harrowby, Admiassembly stood up, and joined in singing rals Sir J. Saumarez, Rev. Ralph Wardthe 117th psalm -—~ From all that dwell be- law, Bisbops of Norwich and Gloucester, low the skies," &c. The whole had a most the Rev. Robert Newton, the Ambassador solemn effect. The chairman then left the of the Prince of Hesse Homberg, Sir Thochair, and in retiring, a most liberal col. mas Ackland, Dr. Ebenezer Henderson, lection was made at the door.
John Thornton, esq. the treasurer to the Yorkshire Society.- May 6. The anni. society, the Lord Bishop of Derby, W. versary meeting of ihe Yorkshire Society, Wilberforce, Esq. the Rev. John Owen, for the maintenance, clothing, and edů- Rev. Professor Farish, Lord Gambier, John cation of the children of indigent York- Haldane, esq. Rev. Dr. Thorpe, the Lord sbire parents, resident in London, was
Bishop of Cloyne, and the Chairman. held at the London Tavern. Upwards of 15. The Hibernian Society assembled at 400 gentlemen sat down to a sumptuons the City of London Tavern, at six o'clock dinner on the occasson: His Royal High- in the morning, and after breakfasting toness the Duke of York, who has been gra. gether, Samuel Mills, esq. was called to ciously pleased to become the patron, was the Chair. The debt of the Society, which in the chair. Among the company present, amounted last year to £1600, was now re. were the Right Hon. John Beckett, Sir duced to £700. The meeting was attended Henry Wilson, Knt., Sir Henry Ibbetson, by many persons of the first respectability, Bart., Anthony Brown, Esq. ^.P., Alder- and the cause of Hibernian education admen Scholey, Bridges, &c. &c. A band. Vocated in a most able and eloquent mansome subscription was entered into, and ner, amounted to upwards of 6501. being near The Protestant Society for the Protection ly three times more than had been received of Religious Liberty assembled on the folon any former occasion,
lowing day, at an early hour, and recol14. The Old Bailey Sessions closed, when lections of the interesting proceedings at 16 persons received sentence of death, 5 to
the former annual meetings of this Society be transported for life, 11 for 14 years, assembly to attend this Anniversary. The
induced a very numerous and respectable and 59 for 7 years. Artbur Thistlewood was found guilty in influence, from Ireland and Scotland, as
assembly included persons of considerable the Court of King's Bench of sending a challenge to Lord Sidmouth, with intent
well as from England and Wales; and
more than 100 ministers of different denoto provoke a dnel; the prisoner declined minations concurred to evince their commaking any defence.
mon interest in the maintenance of the 14th. The British and Foreign Bible rights of conscience, which that institution Society held their fourteenth anniversary was calculated to protect. His Royal in Freemason's Hall.
At half past nine, Highness the Duke of Sussex presided at the doors were opened, and by ten the this meeting. Hall was completely crowded. At twelve 15. Verdicts were this day found in the the Right Hon. Lord Teignmouth took court of Exchequer against ten individuthe chair, and opened the business of the als for the sale of a pernicious substitute meeting. The report was read by the for tea, composed of the leaves of the black Rev. Wm. Dealtry, and was truly gratify- and white thorn bojled, dried on copper ing to the feelings of all who are anxious plates and coloured with verdigrease, log. for the spread of the gospel. In Europe, wood, and Duceh pink! In one case thie in Asia, in Africa, and America, societies penalties amonnted to £840.
Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb.- 13. tions, &c. of the year, was £2,143. 10s.1ld. The Dake of Gloucester presided at the A powerful impression was made on the anniversary dinner of this institution, at meeting, by the secretary of the parent the City of London Tavero. His Royal Society stating, that “he had received in. Highness was supported by the Marquis of formation which he doobted not would Buckiogbam and other high and respectable surprise and delight his hearers, which philanthropic characters. The Noble Mar was, that the church itself, as a church, quis was particularly eloquent in setting would shortly be called upon to second forth the advantages of the establishment: their efforts-that it was intended to place to the supporters and friends of it, he set £5000 at the disposal of the Bishop of Cal. the best example, by an additional dona cotta--and that the clergy, as a body, tion of ofty gnineas for himself, and twen- would be recommended, not commanded, ty for the Marchioness. Between eight to urge the cause of missions.” The coland nine hundred pounds were reported lections made in the rooms after the seras the receipts of the evening.
mons, &c. at the anniversary, amounted Disuse of Fetters. It is intended, to upwards of £1200. throughout the whole of the metropolis, Attack on the Mail.-On Sunday mora. to discontinue the use of fetters upon ing, May 10, the Worcester mail was atthose prisoners who stand for trial. The • tempted to be robbed in Feather-bed-lane, change first took place in the New Prison, near Stokenchurcb Wood, on its way to at Clerkenwell, and the example has been Oxford. Two persons climbed up the followed at Newgate. Those who have coach, and attacked the coacbman and been convicted will be ironed in the usu- guard with bladgeons, and others of the al manner.
gang tbrew stones into the coach, in which
were four passengere. The guard seized Forged notes...Birmingham meeting.
his pistols, and attempted to discharge April 22nd, a numerous and respectable them, but they flashed in the pan. The meeting of the inhabitants of Birmingham guard at length sncceeded in dislodging took place at the Public Office, on the sub
his opponent, and discharged his blunderject of the alarming increase of Forgeries buss at the party, which appeared to conon the Bank of England; and to adopt sist of six or seven persons; with what sich measures as may have a tendency to effect is not at present known. The coachcall the attention of Parliament to the sub man then drove off at full speed, and left ject, for the purpose of remedying the evil. the villains behind. Wm. Cotterell, Esq. High Bailiff, took the
New Plough.-A farmer at Ringway, chair, and after reading the requisition in Lancashire, has completed a running calling the meeting, the Rev. J. H. Spry, plough, on which are a pair of rollers. in a perspicuous and forcible speech, mo At one operation it ploughs two furrows, ved a series of resolutions, enforcing the laying one to the right and the other to imperious necessity of such an immediate the left, and rolls two half-hutts, leav. alteration in the style of engraving the ing the surface smooth and even for the Bank of England notes, as may prevent scythe. those numerous trials and frequent execu. tions which are occasioned by the present bance took place at this establishment on
Winchester College. -- A serious disturextreme facility of fabrication, and which are alike shocking to the feelings of the all the young gentlemen, with the excep
the 7th inst. in the afternoon of which day humane, and a disgrace to the character tion of a few
college prefects, armed themof the country. The resolutions and per selves with sticks, stoves, &c. got possestitions to Parliament were carried unani.. sion of the keys, and locked themselves mously.
within ibe college walls.-The Warden, Liverpool.-Eleven hundred and fifty Fellows, and Masters baving refused to vessels have entered the port of Liverpool, treat with them on any other terms than from the first day of January last, to the an unconditional return to their duty, 31st of March.
they, at ten o'clock next morning, deliChurch Missionary Society.--The Anni vered ap their sticks, opened the gates, versary of the Bristol Church Missionary and went to their respective quarters. The Association, bas just been held in that ringleaders, couscious of their demerits, place and owing to some récent circum- and aware of the certain punishment stances was very large, and attended which awaited them, had exacted a proby an uncommon assemblage of talent and mise from their deluded school-fellows, worth. The whole anaount of subscrip- that they would share in their punishment
whatever it might be. When, therefore, the body in like manner !! It might be twelve ringleaders had been expelled, ma reasonably supposed, that two such awful ny of the others accompanied them into examples would have made such an imthe town. The greater majority, how- pression on the mind of the old man as ever, soon returned, though we under. should have induced him to avoid a simistand that a few of the commoners pro- lar fate; but, strange as it may appear, ceeded to their respective homes. Of these the effect was otherwise, as the deluded latter the greater part have been since man was, within the last six months, conbrought back by their friends, and we are victed for a new crime, and executed on happy to say that order is now re-esta. the spot where his two sons had so recently blisbed.
suffered !!! Important Decision to the Catholics of
American Indians.—Six warriors, and Ireland.- In the case "the King, at the their chief, who is called Se-nung-gise prosecution of Jobn Cole, v. the Corpora- (or long horns), have paid a visit to this tion of Dublin," which came on the 13th country. They are all, except one,
from ult, in the Court of King's Bench, Dublin, the settlement of Buffalo Creek, near the the Court gave judgment, and directed celebrated fall of Niagara. They are of that a mandamus should issue requiring the Seneca nation; and their interpreter's the Corporation to admit and swear in the
name is Augustus Charlton Fox; he has prosecutor as a member, although a Ro- left a family at Buffalo, is 26 years of age, man Catholic.
and has lived as a trader there, amongst Northern Círcuit.—The Report of the the Indians, 12 years. These Indians Select Committee of the House of Com- agreed with a person at Buffalo, for a cer
on the Administration of Justice tain sum of money, to come over to Eaupon the Northern Circuit, has been gland for 12 months, and exhibit their pa. printed. It recommends, that for the tional customs. They sailed from Boston, greater facility and dispatch of business, in the brig Sally, and arrived in Liverpool such measures should be taken as would the end of January. During the passage divide the present Northern Circuit into which was very boisterous and alarming two separate circuits, the one compre- the Indians exhibited great patience and hending the counties of Westmoreland, composure of mind, more so than the other Lancaster, and Cumberland; and the other passengers, from a belief that they were includiug York, Northumberland, and under the care of the Great Spirit. After Durham ; and on adverting particularly exhibiting their performances at Liverpool to the petition from the city of Norwich, and Manchester, they visited Leeds and the committee further recommend an aug. York. At these places the Indians were mentation to the present number of Jud- visited by some of the Friends, to whom ges, who might be usefully employed in their nation has been particularly attached Westminster Hall, and the country, by ever, since the celebrated treaty of Wm. which means an opportunity would be Penn on his landing in their country. afforded of supplying the defect so loudly They have been supplied with books, complained of on the Norfolk and Midland and great pains bave been taken during Circuit, viz. of having only one Judge on their stay in this county to teach them to the spring circuit to preside on the civil read ; and, for the time, their progress has and criminal trials.
been very considerable. An attempt has
also been made to reduce their language Inefficacy of capital punishments.Some to writing, with very great success. They years since, three men of the name of have left this county for London and we M'Grath, a father and two sons, were executed at the village of Bausba, in the had the charge of them are desirous of re
have been informed that the persons who county of Tipperary, under the following linquishing their trust. extraordinary circumstances, for robberies committed in that neighbourhood. One Poison. --A poor man who resides in of the sons was convicted at the Clonmel Manchester was, a short time ago, gatherassizes, and at his execution his father and ing herbs in the field, and unfortunately brother attended, and received his corpse picked up (it is supposed), some hemlock, in their arms from the gallows ! soon after of which he ate a part, and gave also to the second son was convicted for a fresh his five children, one of whom spioni died, offence, and his execution was likewise and the remainder are still lingering unattended by his father, who also received der the fatal effects of this deadly poison,