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H. Petty announced his intention of sub. French and another of four Spanish frigates, stituting for the duty on pig iron, has are said to have made their appearance. been relinquished. Its place is to be sup
DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE. plied by an addition to the assessed taxes
On the 11th inst. the Peers assembled in of 10 per cent of their present amount.
Westminster Hall to declare their judgmeut An abatement, however, is to be allowed, in the case of persons having families
on the charges of impeachment which had
been preferred by the Commons against of more than two children and whose assessed taxes do not annount to £.40 per
Lord Viscount Melville, when’after a scruannuin, of 4 per cent. for each child.
tiny of the votes he was pronounced to be This is intended as a substitute for the
acquitted of all the cbarges. The numbers abaternents under the property tax.
were as follows. First artiele, Not guilty The Mutiny bill establishing the princi
120, Guilty 15.-2d Not guilty 81, Guilty ple of limited service, as detailed in a former
51.-34 Not Guilty 83, Guilty 52.-Athe guinber, has passed into a law.
Not guilty unaniinously.-5th, Not guilty A Bill brought into Parliament for the
131, Guilty 3.-6th, Not guilty 88, Guilty
47.-7th, Not guilty 85, Guilty 50.—8th, purpose of facilitating the intercourse between America and oar West India Islands,
Not Guilty 21, Guilty 14.-9th, Not
guilty 121, Guilty 14.--10th, Not guilty has given rise to much debate in Parlia
194, Guilty 11. ment, and to much clamour out of it. It
It is understood that considerable difdoes not appear to us however that the
ferences of opinion exist betweeó Governmeasure is one which would have excited
ment and the East India Company with public attention, had it not furnished a convenient occasion for promoting party pur
respect to the administration of India. The
appointment of Sir George Barlow to sacposes. The Bill for training the mass of the pen
ceed Lord Cornwallis as Governor Geneple to the use of arms, is now making its
ral gave great satisfaction to the latter, way through Parliament. We are truly re
and the success which he has since had
in the auspicious work of pacification, joiced to find that a clause has been introduced into it prohibiting Sunday-drilling,
seems to justify fully the expectations
which were formed of his conduct. He except in cases of necessity. This formal recognition of the sanctity of the sabbath, re
bas however been recalled by the King's flects honour on his Majesty's Ministers, sign manual. In his place it was proand must afford heartfelt satisfaction to
posed by Goveryment to substitute Lond every friend of religion.
Lauderdale; but to the nomination of
this nobleman the Court of Directors, as Sir John Newport, we are happy to observe, has carried through the House of well as the great body of proprietors, hare Commons a bill for regulating the schools
shewn a decided repugnance; apd, agreeain Ireland, the funds destined for which bly to the act of Parliament, his appointhave, it is to be feared, lately been the sub
ment cannot take place without their copject of great abuse.
currence. The matter still remain anada
justed. NAVAL INTELLIGENCE.
Rumours of negotiation and approaching The blockade of the river Traves has peace with France have' raised the funds been countermanded; and orders have been two or three per cent. These rumours issued directing ships of war and privateers are more probably the consequence than to make no prizes, and to detain no vessels the cause of the rise. The cause may poswithin the Baltic.
sibly be that in the contemplation of the The Pique frigate has taken in the West change which thas taken place in the GoIndies two French men of war brigs after vernment of Holland, cousiderable sums of a sharp contest.
money have been transmitted thence to be In the West Indies, a squadron of four rested in our fuuds.
Rev. Charles Trevanion Kempe, M. A. Brondoake PR, in the same county; all Cherichayes St. Michael, St. Stephen, and rit- Forster dec. St. Deny's R. co. Cornwall; and the Rev. Rev. Charles Baillie, Cleveland srcbThomas Bennet, M. A. Boeuiinoc and deaconry, founded in York cathedral; and the Rev. Thomas Newton, Husthwaite per- Rev. Hugh Jones, Talgarth curacy, co. petual curacy, with Carlton chapelry an- Drecon, vice Morgan dec. nexed; all vice Poirson, dec.
Rev. John-Thomas Fenwick, M. A. North, Rev. Henry Tilney, M. A. Hockwold field R. with Crofton-Hackett chapeli'y cuin Wilton R. Norioik, vic. Wbite, dec. annexed, co. Worc, vice Jervoise, due,
Rev. Edward Maustie!d, Bisley V. co. Gloucester, vice Hawkins, dec.
On Thursday June 12, aged 23 years, at
dale, and Goatland, near Whitby, chapels her father's house, Eltham, Kent, Mrs. in the gift of the Archbishop of York. HENRY BUDD, wife the Rev. Henry
Aged 71, the Rev. NATHAN HAINES, Buda, Chaplain of Bridewell Hospital, and D. D. prebendary of Southwell, vicar of Minister of Bridewell Precinct. Casting all St. Mary, in Nottingham, rector of Cote her care upon her Saviour, she endured a grave, and perpetual curate of Saeaton, lingering illness with patience, and finished co. Nottingham; perpetual curate of Tong. her short course with a fortitude, resigna
co. York; and first domestie chaplaig ta tion, hope, and peace, which nothing but the Earl of Manvers. true Christian principles can inspire.
Rev. JOSEPH Watson, vicar of God At Waterford, in Jreland, of a dropsy in manchester, near Huntingdon ; also vicar his stomach, the Rev. John BROWNE, a de- of Weston under Wetherly, co. of Warscendant of Sir Anthony B. (ancestor of wick. Viscount Montague).
At Allenhead, co. Northumberland, in At Bishop-Auckland, aged 77, Peter his 60th year, the Rev, JOSEPH CARR, Bowlby, LL. D. registrar to the Dean and B. D. Chapter of Durhain.
Aged 86, the Rev. Thomas SALT, M. A. Rer. James DOUBLEDAY, of Calton, in rector of Hildersham, co. Cambridge, vicar Staffordshire.
of Nazing, in Essex. At Cerniey, co. Gloucester, on her birth- The Rev. RICHARD MOUNTFORD, rector day, in her 38th year, and after an illness of Stockton, co. Salop. of only two hours, Lady MARIA PRICE, Rev. WILLIAM DRAPER, M. A. of Corwife of Barrington P. esq. daughter of the ton Denham, co. Somerset, rector of Orlate and sister of the present E. of Sisath- cbard and Weston-super-Mare, in that more.
county. Mr. J. GANN, of Exeter Street, in the At Bareges, in France, the Rev. JOHN Strand, returning home from bis club, in CRAUFURD, rector of Elvaston, the evening, suddenly dropped down in the Derby. street, and expired without a groan; leav- At Wicklow, in Ireland, the Rev. Mr. ing a wife and five infant children.
HOWSE Aged 90, the Rey JAMES KETTLE, 40 At his parsonage-house, Drummore, co: years pastor of the Dissenting congrega- Derry, aged 74, the Rev. GABRIEL STOKES, tion in High-street, Warwick.
D. D chancellor of the cathedral of Wa. After going to bed in perfect health, Mrs. terford, a prebendary of the cathedral, of Tover, wife of Mr. George T. of Abbot's Elphin, and Rector of Desertmartin,, ina Leigh, co, Somerset.
the diocese of Derry. At Exeter, the Rev. C. B. Pye, son of At Ballyconnel, the Rev. Dr. Dilloy. a Mr. Pye, attorney, of Norwich.
Roman Catholic bishop. At Clapham, Surrey, aged 95, Dame At the manse of Glenisla, in Scotland, CATHERINE WALDO, relict of Sir Thomas the Rev. ALEXANDER Peat. Waldo.
At Swansea., the Res. EDWARD ALLEN, in Norfolk-street, Birmingham, in her M. A, fellow and late tutor of Worcester 104th year, Mrs. MARTA-TERESA Twiss; college, Oxford. who retained her faculties to the last.
Rev. Mr. PYEFINCH, rector of the first At Bath, aged 81, the Rev. SIMON portion of Westbury, n'ar Shrewsbury. ADAMS, of Laundon Grange, Bucks, and At Faldingworth, near Lincoln, the Rev. rector of Ousden, Suffolk.
Mr. DATIS, rector of that parish. At Egton, aged 71, the Rev. RICHARD At Bristol, the Rev. HENRY JACKSON ROBINSON, M. A. minister of Egton, Glasu. Ciosk, M, A, formerly rector of Hitcbam,
Saffolk, and of Carleton St. Peter, Nor. *At Farley, co. Stafford, the Rev. John folk.
Bill, rector of Draycot, in that county, After a few hours illness, aged 45, the and formerly of Christ College, Cambridge, Rev. JOHN FLAMANKE, vicar of Saxthorpe, Rev. John W. HARRISON, M. A. Rector co. Norfolk,
of St. Clement's Shrewsbury, and a minor The Rev. SAMUEL-SIMON LAWRY, M. A. canon of the Cathedral Church of Worof Queen's college, Oxford; rector of Blun- cester. bam, co. Bedford.
By a blood-vessel bursting in his head, At Kingsbury, Berks, the Rev. THOMAS while he was driving his nicce in a gig, the FOWLE, rector of Hampstead-Marshall, in Rev. WILLIAM BUTTS, rector of Little the same county, and of Allington, Wilts. Wilbraham, and vicar of Granchester, both At the same place, on the 12th of Febru. in Cambridgeshire. ary last, his youngest son, Charles F. Esq. Suddenly at the Admiralty, in his 58th bartister at law, and commandant of the year, Sir MICA A EL LE FLEMING, bart. It Hungerford Volunteer Infantry.
appeared from the evidence of Lord HoRev. Francis MEREWETHER, rector of wick, and several gentlemen at the Admi. Foxcote and Combhay, co. Somerset. ralty, before the Coroner's Inquest, the
Aged 82, the Rev. GEORGE THOMAS, next day, that the deceased, who was vicar of East Dereham, Norfolk, and bro- Member of Parliament for the county of tber of the late Dr. T. bishop of Roche ter. Westmorland, visited Lord Howick to 80
Rev. H. J. JEFFERIES, rector of Minchin- licit the preferment of a protégé of his, hampton and Rodborough, co. Gloucester. an officer in the Navy, and at the moment
At Dalby, aged 75, the Rev. THOMAS of repeating “We are apt to speak well · LUMLEY, LL. B. of Jesus College, Cam- of those we are partial to," he felt, and, bridge, rector of Dalby, and 40 years rec- in an instant, expired, without a groan. tor of Brandsby, both co. York.
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS.
W. H desires us to inform our readers, that the quotations given in his paper on the
“Means of promoting the prosperity of the Established Church,” (No. for April, p. 212) from a publication entitled “ Pluralities indefensible,” had been quoted by the author of that work frum a treatise written in defence of pluralities. They are therefore to be considered as historical facts, allowed by two contending parties, and applied by him to a subject of a different nature.--- The paper of W. H. will
appear. We are truly rejoiced to be able to inform W. W. that the object of his paper, viz. the
prohibition of Sunday drilling, has been attained. We must decline inserting the lines of W.C. The letter of an ABECEDARIAN will probably be inserted. We would suggest, however,
to our correspondent, that it is not a very liberal mode of arguing a point, nor, as far as respects us, is it likely to be very effectual, to declare that, if our opinion on the subject of his letter shall prove different from that which he has ex ressed, he will withdraw his order for the Christian Observer. 'He is certainly at liberty to do so
without the formality of a previous notice. G. M.; M. M.; R. Q. ; LYDIA; S. C. W. Jun.; G. B. ; and a paper on the Miracle
of restoring sight to the Blind, are under consideration. S. N. C. has probably read with care the work to which he alludes. Some account of
it from his own peu might therefore be desirable. It will obtain from us a candid
consideration. CHARTOPHYLAX; and F. H. ; will appear at some convenient season.
ERŘATA in the present Number:
3, from bottom for loose read love.
'HIS distinguished reformer and “ The fire being given to them,
martyr of the English church when Ridley saw it tiaming up tois universally allowed to have as- wards him, he cried with an exceedsisted Cranmer in framing the arti- ing loud voice, Into thy hands, cles of religion which appeared in O Lord, I commend my spirit. O the reign of Edward the Sixth, and Lord receive my spirit.' But the fire which,
with a few trifling variations, was so ill managed by piling too were confirmed by Queen Eliza- great a quantity of faggots over the beth, and have since continued to furze, that the fire first burned bebe the acknowledged rule of our neath, being kept down by the faith. He was a man of extraordi- wood. Which when Dr. Ridley nary erudition, and whose learning felt, he desired them for Christ's was sanctified by religion to holy uses. sake to let the fire come to him. His whole life evidenced the since- His brother hearing his earnest rerity with which he embraced the quest, but not understanding well doctrines of the reformation. And the reason of it, with an ill advised whether we consider his varied at- kindness to rid him out of his pain, taiuments in knowledge, the un- heaped more faggots upon him, quite blemished purity of his life, the covering him with them; which suavily of his manners, the mode- made the fire smouldering beneath ration which always marked his so intense, that it burned all his conduct, his ardent yet well regu- lower parts before it once touched lated zeal in propagating and de- the upper. This made him leap fending the truth, or his calm yet up and down under the faggots, and immoveable courage in adhering to
desire them to let the fire come to the path of duty; we must give him him, saying, “I cannot burn.'Which a chief place among those eminent indeed appeared too true; for after servants of the Lord Jesus, " of his legs were consumed, he shewed whom the world was not worthy,” that side toward the spectators, and who for their master's sake, clean, shirt and all, untouched with “ loved not their lives unto the the flame. Yet in all this torment death."
he forgat not to call upon God, have “ We shall seldom meet with an ing still in his mouth, 'Lord have instance," observes the author of his mercy upon me,' intermingling be. life, “ except in the great exem- tween whiles, “Let the fire come to plar whose-steps our blessed martyr me, I cannot burn. Thus he confollowed, of one who in the article tinued crying without relief, till one of death was so regardless of his own of the standers by with his bill pullsufferings, and so recollected and ed off the faggots above; and when solicitous for the good of others. the tortured martyr saw the fire Let the delicate, the selfish, and the flame up, he wrested himself to that uncharitable, read and wonder! side. And when the flame touched CARist, OESEKV. No. 55.
the gunpowder, he was seen to stir great a crime it is to separate yourno more, but burned on the other self from the communion or fellowside; and either from the chain ship of the church, and to make a Joosing, or by the overpoise of his schism or division.” To this Ridley body after his legs were consumed, replies, “ I know that the unity of fell over the chain down at Latimer's the church is to be retained by all feet.
means, and the same is necessary to “ Thus died this worthy martyr salvation. But I do not take the and the glory of the English refor- mass for the communion of the mation." Ridley's Life of Ridley, church, but a popish device, where
by both the commandment and the But I now return to what is my institution of our Saviour are eluded, more immediate purpose, which is and the people of God are miserably to give the readers of the Christian deluded. The sect of the AnabapObserver, a succinct view of the sen- tists, and the heresy of the Novatians, timents of Ridley on the main points ought of right to be condemned, of our holy faith. And here it might forasmuch as without any just or nebe deemed sufficient to refer at once cessary cause, they wickedly sepato the articles which he assisted in rated themselves from the commuframing, and to the homilies, which, nion of the congregation, for they if he did not assist in framing them, did not allege that the sacraments he nevertheless cordially approved. were unduly administered, but turnIn the present divided state of opi- ing their eyes from themselves, nions, however, respecting the fair wherewith according to St. Paul's import of those articles and homic rule they ought to examine, them. lies, as applicable not to points of selves, and casting their eyes upon an abstruse and incomprehensible others, either ministers or communature, but to the leading facts and nicants, they always reproved some. fundamental principles of Christia- thing in them for which they ab. nity, (such as the depravity and stained from the communion as from helplessness of man, salvation by an unholy thing.”—“Ifit were any grace, justification through the blood one trifling ceremony, or if it were of Christ by faith only, regeneration some one thing of itself indifferent, and sanctification by the power of (although I would wish nothing the Holy Spirit, &c. &c.) it will be should be done in the church which necessary to go farther, and to shew doth not edify the same) yet for the by less disputed, though not less continuance of the common quietdisputable evidence, what were in ness, I could be content to bear it. reality the sentiments of this vene- But, forasmuch as things done in rable prelate, as they may be col. the mass tend openly to the overlected from other sources.
throw of Christ's institution, I The first point on which I mean judge that by no means either in to touch, and to which indeed, I word or deed I ought to consent unto shall confine myself in the present it.” sketch, is the view which Ridley Latimer, while he assents to the entertained of the nature of justice of these sentiments, makes this
additional observation, “I rememTHE CATHOLIC CHURCH.
Ber that Calvin beginneth to conIn a conference between Ridley fute the Interim after this sort, with and Latimer, in which they consi- this saying of Hilary, . The name dered a number of objections sup- of peace is beautiful, and the opiposed to be advanced against them nion of unity is fair: but who doubtby the papists, there is much on this eth that to be the true and only subject, and on the kindred points peace of the church, which is Christ' of unity and schism. “You know,” i would you had that little book; it is supposed to be objected "how there you would see how much is to