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tract forms part of Mr. Henderson's Let- how much of the landed property of Great
or rather their design of alarming the
stop to all measures of amelioration,
The Courier has published the followA MEETING of the Planters and Mer ing statement, which we presume is auchants and others connected with West thentic, respecting the condemned misIndia Interests, was held on the 10th sionary at Demarara: “ The King has instant, at the City of London Tavern. been pleased to remit the sentence of There was much speaking, but nu dis. death on Missionary Smith in Demarara, cussion, for on Mr. Dalbiac (of Buckham (which sentence had been accompanied Hill, Sussex) moving an amendment, (to by a recommendation for mercy on the the motion for a petition,) recognizing the part of the Court,) and to direct that he erils of slavery, and the necessity of mea- should be dismissed from the colony, and sures for bringing about the gradual and be called upon to enter into recognizauces eventual freedom of the negroes, he was not to reside within any of His Majesty's received with hisses, and not an indivi- Colonial possessions in the West Indies." dual was found to second his motion. The Petition, which is to the King, is very Ecclesiastical Intolerance in Ireland. humble in style, the petitioners declaring in the oriental manner that “ they lay The Heads of the Established Church themselves at the feet of his Majesty,“ in Ireland, which church embraces, perbut not a little assuming in matter. The haps, one twelfth of the population, have real property of the planters in their fel- been lately setting up claims and enlow-creatures of another colour is of forcing exclusions, which would seem to course asserted, and indemnificatiou in indicate that their purpose is to put in the event of loss to the proprietors, array against them pearly the whole peo through the measures of the Legislature, ple of this unhappy country. We refer is demanded on principles of legal equity. to their prohibition of any service by The following passage is meant as a hint Roman Catholics or Presbyterians, on to the government, and, though the gram- consecrated ground, at funerals. This · matical construction is not very clear, new decree has occasioned some indecent .it is a pretty broad one : “ It has been
The Roman Catholics were first urged with a view of shaking the title to debarred the melancholy satisfaction of such property," (in slaves,) " that in its enjoying their own religious rites at the origin it will be found to have been riti- graves of their friends, and the conduct ated by acts of injustice or violence; we of the Established Clergy has been dismight ask how much of the property of cussed at several of their meetings, and your Majesty's subjects--property held angry feelings, as might have been exthe most sacred" (does this refer to Church pected, have been expressed upon the property ?)—" could shew a title to its occasion. But it was not enough to add origin free from injustice or violence ? another to the innumerable irritations of Whether your Majesty's title to those the Roman Catholics; the class of people Colonies, though sanctioned by treaties in Ireland next to them in population and recognized by the law of nations, and wealth, the Presbyterians, have been could stand that test ? Whether it could now attacked. At the funeral of a Pres. be shewn that the original occupation of byterian, in a churchyard near Belfast, those countries by the nations of Europe, Dr. Bruce was about to offer up a prayer was sustained by acts of cruelty or vio- according to custom, when he was inter- lence towards the native inhabitants; or rupted by the curate, who stated that he
was instructed by the Bishop of Dowu, · The persons calling themselves Evan(Dr. Mant,) to prevent his undertaking gelical in England, are wont to represent any religious service, Presbyterian Prayer a missionary spirit as the test of vital in the Churchyard of the Established godliness, forgetting that if in this reChurch uot being tolerated by law. spect they are better than some others, Canonically, the Irish Bishops may be the Roman Catholics are much better right, but there is not surely a man in than they. The following intelligence is the three Kingdoms who will say that from Rome, dated Jan. 22 : “ Accord. they are not morally and politically ing to the accounts of the Missionaries wrong. Their intolerauce will, we.pre- in the Eastern Kingdom of Tonquin, sume, lead both Catholics and Presby. Christianity makes great progress there. terians to provide Burial Places of their The Mandarins of the first and second own. Consistency requires this of them; class favour the labours of the Missionaas it does of the Protestant Dissenters of ries and protect them in the exercise of England and Wales, and especially of the their religiou, the disturbers of which Unitarians, who cannot aitend the Bu- are rigorously punished. The learned rial-Service of the Established Church men, in particular, are easily instructed, without hearing and appearing to joiu in and break their idols to pieces after a prayers which contradict the first princi. few conferences with the Missionaries, ple of their faith, the first principle, as In June 1821, a whole District sent Dethey conscientiously believe, of Revealed puties to ask to be instructed in the Religion.
A SOCIETY has been formed at North Shields, and similar ones are said to be
The following is from an American forming in several places in Northumber- paper, under the head of Quebec, Nov. land and Durham, for Mutual Protection taken in the gaol, on ANNE DONOHUE,
5, 1823: “Yesterday, an inquest was against Clerical Claims. Their object is alias GOLDSMITH, who had been comto establish a fund for defence against mitted on the 18th of August last, and the illegal encroachments of the clergy, died early on Sunday moruing. She had in their exaction of what are called Easter Offerings, Surplice Fees and Church scarcely been out of bed since her conDues.
finement, and died of extreme debility. The Jury, composed half of prisoners,
in conformity to the statute, returned a The Rev. WILLIAM BUCKLAND, Pro- verdict that she died by the visitation of fessor of Mineralogy and Geology in the God. This unfortunate woman was the University of Oxford, was, at the late greut niece of OLIVER GOLDSMITH, the Anniversary Mecting, elected President celebrated poet, and grand-daughter of of the Geological Society of London. his brother, the clergyman, to whom he
dedicated his poem, ' The Traveller,' and
whom he has depicted as A MONUMENT is about to be erected in the Fir Park, Glasgow, to the great
a man to all the country Refornier, John Knox.
dear, “ And passing rich with forty pounds a
year." At the Open Meeting of the Committee of the British Catholic Association, held at the Freemason's Tavern, on Mon
The Westmoreland newspapers record day, the 5th of January, 1824 ; The saving clergyman, of the name of Math.
the recent death of an industrious and Earl of Shrewsbury in the Chair;
It was Resolved-That the exclusion Son, at the age of 90, the minister of of the British Catholics from the Elective Patteesdale, in that county, for 60 years. Franchise, and the office of Justice of Duriug the early part of his life, his bethe Peace, is a penal infliction sererely nefice brought him only £12
a year; it felt by the British Catholics, and wholly it never exceeded. On this income he
was afterwards increased to £18, which unmerited by them. Resolved. - That the thanks of the cated a sou at the University, and left
married, brought up four childreu, cduBritish Catholics be presented to the upwards of £1000 behind him.
With members of both Houses of Parliament that singular simplicity and inattention to who have advocated our cause ; and that forms which characterize a country life, they be earnestly requested to continue he read the burial service over his motheir exertions for the removal of all the ther. He married his father to a second disabilities under which we labour.
wife, and afterwards buried him also. He published his own banns of marriage
in the church, with a woman whom he first announcement, by merely stating had formerly baptized, and himself már- that it appears to be the identical work ried all his four children.
which is referred to by Anthouy Wood,
in his account of Milton (Athenæ OxoniThe Hulsean Dissertation Prize at ensis) as a theological writer, under some Cambridge, for the year 1823, has been such title as “ Idea Theologiæ," aud adjudged to WILLIAM CLAYTON WALTERS, stated to have got into the hands of the Esq., B. A., Fellow of Jesus College: author's friend, Cyriac Skinner ; since Subject, The Nature and Advantage of which it is not known what had become the Influence of the Holy Spirit. (" Ad- of it. It was found in a neglected corner vantage” is an odd word, in this applica- of the Old State-Paper Office, Whitehall, tion, but the theologians at Cambridge wrapped in a cover, directed to Mr. may be pardoned for connecting "advan. Skinner, Merchant,' together with a MS. tage" and " the Holy Spirit.") The sub- copy of some of Milton's Latin Letters, ject of the Dissertation for the present already published. And, besides the year is suggested by Mr. Bentham's book, name of the author written on the title« Not Paul, but Jesus," and is worded, page, it is identified by a comparison of
The Doctrines of our Saviour, as derived the hand-writing, which Mr. Todd has from the four Gospels, are in perfect har. (we are informed) examined and ascermony with the Doctrine's of St. Paul, as tained to be that of Edward Phillips, the derived from his Epistles.
nephew of Milton, (in the first 100 pages
which are fairly copied,) and that of one LITERARY.
of his two daughters, with many interli.
neations in that of the other (during the IT is alleged that a manuscript work of remainder of the work, consisting of beMilton's has been discovered in the tween 400 and 500 pages). It is a trea, State Paper Office, but in the hand of tise in Latin, divided into books and bis nephew Phillips. It is theological chapters, of considerable extent, and apand controversial, and consequently, (says pearing to be in a state of complete prethe Editor of the Monthly Magazine, of paration for the press.” whose reasoning this is no favourable specimen,) of little interest or value: “ if
PARLIAMENTARY. printed,” (adds Sir Richard, who really appears not to know that to Milton's
HOUSE OF COMMONS. polemical tracts we owe some of the
FEB. 4. finest bursts of his genius, and what is Sir JOHN NEWPORT gare notice that on more, the earliest assertion of the prin- the 19th instant, (afterwards postponed ciples of religious liberty,) " it could only to March 2,) he would move for leave add to the lumber of the polemical wri- to bring in a Bill for the Repeal of the tings of his bewildered times.” We hope 9 William Ill. ch. 7, and for declaring that ‘no such critic as this will have it in and securing the right of burial for Rohis power to stifle even a fragment of man Catholics and all other Dissenters. Miltou's on any subject whatever ; though Feb. 6th. Sir J. NEWPORT moved for we cannot help fearing that in this in- papers to enable the House to ascertain stance, the intelligence may be as little the steps taken by Government on the worth as the judgment of the Monthly violated right of sepulture. His motion Magazine.
“ for copies of all communications We had written this, when the Retro- made to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland spective Review, No. XVII. came into on the subject of the interruptions given our hands, and from this we learn that to the burial of the Roman Catholics, the discovery of the Milton manuscript is and copies of the answers which had real. The discovery is attributed to the been returned to such communications." Deputy-Keeper of Records, in the State Mr. GOULBURN put it to the prudence of Paper Office, Mr. Lemon, to whom a very the Right Honourable Gentlemen, whehigh compliment is paid. The writer in ther on a subject of all others the most the Review differs so far from the Editor delicate, the most calculated to excite of the Monthly Magazine, that he pro• popular feeling, he would persist in his nounces the discovered work to be “ in motion : the spirit of party could not magnitude and importance of subject, have found out a subject more dangerous surpassing all that has hitherto been than that to which the communications known of Milton's remains in prose :" in question referred. Sir John NEWand in a note, p. 122, he gives ihe fol- PORT said he should certainly persevere. lowing description of the MS." We It was due to the people of Ireland, shall do no injustice to the gentleman whose feelings had been scandalously who has made this discovery, and is outraged ; it was due to justice that the therefore entitled to all the credit of the documents should be presented to the
House. If the subject caused bittet feel their respectire incumbenits, distinguishings ; if it were dangerous to the public ing the Cases where the Incumbents are tranquillity, let the consequences rest or are not resident. In relation to this upon the heads of that ecclesiastical motion he said, that if in this country order, who had stripped the people of the residence of the parochial clergy was Ireland of the right of burial for the felt to be of great importance, in Ireland dead, (cries of No! from Mr. Goulbum,) it was a matter of still greater imporwho had endeavoured to strip the people tance, as the efforts of resident clergyof that right, according to the forms of men were so much the more indispensatheir religiou ; he would repeat it strongly ble to the diffusion of the advantages of that they had wantonly endearoured to education, and to the execution of the do so, and if they had in any one in- laws. As an instance and a proof of stance desisted, it was because they were what he asserted, he might mention the alarmed by the voice of public reproba- case of the Reverend Gentleman who had tion. The right of burial, that last act been promoted, he believed very proof piety which the living can pay to the perly, to the Bishopric of Limerick. The departed objects of friendship or of love, parish of that gentleman was in the had been ever held in Ireland, and, in- county of Limerick, and during all the deed, in all countries, as peculiarly sa- disturbances that prevailed throughout cred. Why, he would ask, was that the district, that parish was by his efforts right interfered with ? Why did the kept free from commotion. He had not episcopal order excite confusion and pro- the slightest acquaintance with Dr. Jebb, voke the feelings of anger ? Why did but from what he had heard of him,' be they throw that firebrand in amongst a felt great satisfaction that the Governpeople, who had already so many causes ment had promoted him to the bishopric. of complaint ?-Mr. GRATTAN lamented 2. An account of the number of acres, that an Ecclesiastic, high in the church, belonging to the Church in Ireland, specommenced his sacred office by irritating cifying those which formed the glebeand insulting the people ; if the Parlia lands of parishes. 3. A Return of the ment did not interfere, the deplorable number of Roman Catholic Assistant consequence would be that every funeral Barristers in Ireland, with the Dates of would be marked by violence and blood their appointment. shed.-Mr. ABERCROMBY said that of all Feb. 11. The 2nd of the above mothe frightful causes of disunion and dis- tions was, on the motion of Mr. Gour.. content, the present was one of the most BURN, ordered to be resciuded. The frightful.-Mr, CALCRAFT observed that same gentleman gave notice that on the the conduct of the ministers was equiva. 16th, he should move for leave to bring lent to saying to the Roman Catholics, in a Bill, to enforce the residence of the “ You are a degraded sect, and not ené Clergy in Ireland. titled to bury your dead according to the Feb. 16. Mr. GOULBURN moved for rites of your own church.” If avy niore leave to bring in a Bill to enforce the striking iustance of human folly could be residence of the Clergy in Ireland. Sir shewn, he begged that it might be pointed JOHN NEWPORT declared himself conout. The motion was opposed by Mr. vinced of the necessity of the measure, Peel, and on a division was lost by a but thought the Honourable Gentleman majority of 17, the Ayes being 39, ihe would obtain his object more effectually Noes 56. [AÚ the ministers, Mr. Can. if he were to take steps for diminishing ning and the advocates of Catholic Eman- the number and extent of pluralities. cipation included, voted against the mo- He meant pluralities of benefices, above tion.)
a certain value, when the individual being Several motions for papers and notices already in possession of 7, 8, 9 or 10 of motions were made by Lord ALTHORP united parishes, wished to obtain as many and Sir J. NEWPORT, and Mr. HUME more. He instanced the case of Lord gave notice that on the 9th of March be Viscount Lifford, the Dean of Armagh, would move for a Committee of the who having four parishes where he reHouse to inquire into the Church-Esta- sided, containing 288 acres of glebe, had blishment of Ireland, with a view to re- other four parishes containing 227 acres, duce the same. (This notice was after and another living, consisting of other wards postponed, for the convenience of parishes, in which there was no glebe the Irish members, to the 6th of May.) house, but 248 acres of glebe. Mr. HUME • Feb. 10th. Lord ALTHORP brought for- expressed a hope that in the Bill care ward the following motions, which, after would be taken to deprive the Bishops some discussion in which Mr. Hume, Mr. of the power of granting faculties, So Goulburn, Mr. Peel, Sir F. Burdett, and long as they went on in the present others took part, were all granted. 1. A course, all they could do was to keep List of the Parishes of Ireland, with patching and piecing a system which must éventually crumble and fall to a pledge from Mr. GOULBURN to consider pieces. Nothing effectual could be done the questiou. until they new-modelled the Church of Feb. 19. Mr. GRATTAN moved for paIreland, and reduced the sums paid to the pers to shew the actual appointments of clergy, at least by 4th.-Mr. DAWSON Roman Catholics in Ireland to situations objected to any interterence with Church of trust, to which they are eligible by the property, as did Col. FRENCH, who ob- law. He was supported by Lord' Alserved, that if the alterations proposed THORP, Mr. HOBHOUSE, Mr. HUME, Mr. by Mr. Hume were introduced into the A. Ellis, Sir John NewPORT, and Mr. sister-country, they would soon extend C. HUTCHINSON, and opposed by Mr. themselves to England, and at once create GOULBURN, the CHANCELLOR of the Exa revolution in the Church.property of CHEQUER (ROBINSON), Mr. Peel and both countries.—Mr. BUTTERWORTH had Mr. CANNING. On a division, the vum. good reason to believe that in Ireland bers were, for the motion 11, against it many persons frequented Roman Catho. 38-majority 27. lic. Chapels, and ultimately became Ro- In our parliamentary notices we canman Catholics, solely because they had not attempt more than a brief sketch of uo Protestant Churches to go to. He proceedings on questions affecting Relihad himself seen in Irelaud the ruins of gion ; but we may be allowed to state, many churches which had been allowed that we behold with great satisfaction a to go to decay, in consequence of the number of motions bearing directly upou univo of parishes, the evils of which, as the morals of the community. The diwell as of other parts of the existing minution of taxation lessens the temptasystem of Ireland, he hoped something tions to fraud upon the revenue, and to would be done to remedy.- Mr. Gout the criminal and pernicious practice of BURN objected both to the reduction of smuggling. Prisous Discipline is about to pluralities and to the interference with be made more humane and more effective. the Irish Church Establishment. He ob- The Game Laws are to be brought under tained leave to bring in his Bill.
revision, and it may be hoped that the Sir J. NEWPORT gave notice of a motion new regulacious will completely put down for the 19th, to repeal so much of the 21 poaching, which is a nursery for every of Geo. II., as affected the diminution of vice and crime. Once unore, and we Ecclesiastical Digoities in Ireland. trust with better success than before, the
Feb. 18. Mr. GOULBURN brought up question will be debated of the expedithe Irish Clergy Residence Bill, which ency of allowing prisoners in criminal was read a first time, and ordered to be cases the benefit of defence by Counsel. printed, and read a second time on 1st And while we rejoice in what is about to of March.
be done, we cannot forbear expressing 19. Sir J. NEWPORT inoved for a our satisfaction that one usual vote of Bill to the effect above-scated. The mo. Parliament is not to be asked for, that is tion was seconded by Mr. GRATTAN, and the vote of a Lottery, with which will supported by Mr. (Dr. 2) LUSHINGTON, cease a mass of temptation and wickedbut opposed by Mr. GOULBURN and Mr. Dawson, and eventually withdrawn, on
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