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having reference to the suppression of the slave trade and the early emancipation of negro apprentices. Speaking of the latter, he said : * The slave has shown by four years' blameless behaviour and devotion, unsurpassed by any English peasant, to the pursuits of peaceful industry, that he is as fit for his freedom as any krd whom I now address. I demand his rights. I demand his liberty without stint, in the name of justice and of law-in the name of reason—in the name of God, who has given Vou no right to work injustice. I demand that your brother be no longer trampled upon as your slave. I make my appeal to the Com010, who represent the free people of Engbard; and I require at their hands the perkrmance of that condition for which they paid 50 enormous a price—that condition which all their constituents are in breathless anxiety to see fulfilled! I appeal to this House-the hereditary judges of the first tribunal in the world--to you I appeal for justice. Patrons of all the arts that humanize mankind, under your proteciion I place Humanity herself! To the merciful Sovereign of a free people I call alood for mercy; to the hundreds of thousands in wbose behalf half a million of her Christian sisters have cried aloud, that their cry may not bare risen in vain. But first I turn my eye to the Throne of all justice, and devoutly humbling myself before Him who is of purer eyes than tu behold any longer such vast iniquities, I ar lore that the curse over our heads of unjust of pression be averted from us—that your bears may be turned to mercy--and that over al. the earth His will may at length be done !"
20.-Mr. Fielden, M.P. for Oldham, moves the repeal of the Poor Law Amendment Act. Si Robert Peel stated that, considering the experiment had lasted only four years, it was as siisfactory as any man could expect. Motion Toiected.
21.-Died at Paris, aged 80, Silvestre de Sacy, Oriental scholar.
- Burnes receives intimation from the Gorernor-General, that the proposals of Dost Mahoned regarding Peshawur could not be aceeded to, and that it must be left to the S. ks.
23.-Colonel Bunbury, Provisional Governor * St Lucia, issues a proclamation substituting E-zlish for the French language used in the ourts of justice, in retaliation, as he explained, for the advocates refusing to appear before his
tion committees. Lord Maidstone's motion, that the charge was a false and scandalous imputation on the honour and conduct of members, was carried agains: the Ministerial amendment of “the previous question ” by a majority of 263 to 254 Next day the Speaker formally reprimanded Mr. O'Connell, when the latter reiterated his statement, and declared that he had nothing to retract.
26.-In connexion with a motion made oy Lord Lyndhurst for papers relating to certain cases of cruelty alleged to have occurred in Milbank Penitentiary, Lord Melbourne icok occasion to contrast the course which would have been followed in such a matter by the Duke of Wellington. He would have given notice. “The noble duke would rather have cut off his right hand than have taken such a course as that taken by the poble and learned lord. The noble duke is a man of honour and a gentleman ; the noble duke is actuated and governed by the feelings of a gentleman and a man of honour, and I feel confident that he would not have acted in this manner.”—Lord Lyndhurst wished for an explanation of Lord Melbourne's remarks: “The noble viscount says that he wishes the noble duke had been here, because the noble duke is a man of honour and a gentleman. That observation, which is true of the noble duke, was employed by the noble viscount in such a manner as to bear a different construction as applied to others. I wish to know in what sense the noble viscount applies those terms ?”—Lord Melbourne : “I beg to state, that when I referred to the noble duke, I meant to say that, from the studied and scrupulous care which the noble duke takes in advertising those opposite to him of any observations which he intends to make in regard to them -I meant to say, knowing the scrupulous care of the noble duke in this particular, that he would not have acted as the noble and learned lord has done on this occasion. What followed—what the words were I used, and what the manner was I used, I do not recollect. But I distinctly state, that if I said anything in reference to the noble and learned lord anything to the effect that he had acted unlike a man of honour, or unbecoming a gentleman, I most fully retract those words.”—Lurd Lynd. hurst : "I am perfectly satisfied.”
Various outrages committed on females during the past week by a character known as “Spring-heeled Jack,” or “ The Ghost.”
25.-At Notting-hill, a pedestrian named Exe performed the task of walking twenty Pues backward, and the same number forward, Eestu hours.
26.–The House of Commons discuss an alleged case of breach of privilege committed by O'Connell, in so far as he had stated at a meeting in the “Crown and Anchor” that lai perjury was committed by the Tory elec.
March 6.-Sir W. Molesworth introduces a vote of censure on Lord Glenelg, Secretary for the Colonies, but withdraws it after a discussion of two nights, in favour of an amenalment, proposed by Lord Sandun, declaring that the present condition of Canada was owing to the ambiguous, dilatory, and irresolute course of her Majesty's Ministers. Division--for Ministers, 316 ; against, 287.
6. -Destructive fire in Paper-buildings, Tem 19.-Mr. Poulett Thomson obtains leave to ple, presumed to have arisen from a candle left | introduce a bill for the establishment of a syiburning in the chambers of Mr. Maule, M.P.; tem of international copyright. Nos. 12, 13, and 14, three houses comprising about eighty chambers, were destroyed. The
20.-Lord Palmerston informs our amAttorney-General was one of the greatest suf
bassadors at Paris and Vienna of certain outferers.
rages committed on members of the British
Mission in Persia, and instructs them in no 8.-Decision of the Court of Session in the
way to recognise the mission of Hoossein Auchterarder case. The Lords of the First
Khan, who had left Teheran, with the view, as Division, having considered the cases for the
was given out, of congratulating her Majesty on Earl of Kinnoul, Rev. Robert Young, and the
her accession, but in reality to obtain the recall Presbytery of Auchterarder, find that the Earl
of Mr. M'Neill from the post he presently held has legally and effectually exercised his right
at the Persian Court. as patron, and that the Presbytery, in refusing to take trial of Mr. Young's qualifications, have 21.–The Ameer Dost Mahomed makes a acted to the hurt and prejudice of the pursuer final and unsuccessful appeal to Lord Auckland and contrary to the provisions of the statute, to remedy the grievances of the Affghans, and libelled on. The case originated in the exer to give them a little encouragement and power. cise of an interim Act of Assembly passed in Burnes soon after took his departure from the 1834, enacting “ That it shall be an instruc city. tion to Presbyteries that if, at the moderating in a call to a vacant pastoral charge, the
24.-Died at Chelsea, Thomas Attwood, major part of the male heads of families,
musician, aged 72. members of the vacant congregation, and in 26.-Meeting at the Thatched House Tavern full communion with the church, shall dis- to organize measures for erecting a monument approve of the person in whose favour the
to the memory of Lord Nelson. call is proposed to be moderated in, such disapproval shall be judged sufficient ground
30.-Sir George Strickland's motion for for the Presbytery rejecting such person, and abolishing negro apprenticeship on Ist August that he shall be rejected accordingly." The of the present year, defeated by a majority of Earl of Kinnoul presented Mr.Young to 269 to 205. Mr. Gladstone spoke with adthe parish of Auchterarder ; but the majority mitted ability on behalf of the planters. of the male communicants rejected him by - Came on at Warwick Assizes the trial of exercising this veto. As the Veto Act pro Muntz and three others, charged with riot and ceeded exclusively from the General Assembly,
"an affray” at a vestry meeting held in St. and was not ratified by Parliament, the Earl Martin's Church, Birmingham, on the 28th and Mr. Young brought this action in the March last. The jury found two guilty of “an Court of Session against the Presbytery. The affray" only, and two not guilty. court now decided that the Veto Act had no force in law ; that Mr. Young had a right
- The post of Grand Vizier abolished by to the parish, and the Earl to the emoluments,
the Sultan. until the Presbytery should induct him in due form.
April 3.—Material saved from the burning 14.-Crowded meeting in Exeter llall, pre- of the Royal Exchange sold by auction for sided over by Lord Brougham, to petition 2,000l. Parliament for the immediate abolition of - Thoinas Martin, M.P. for Galway, imnegro apprenticeship.
prisoned for two months, and fined 501. for 15.-Mr. Villiers moves that the House re
leading a faction fight against the O'Flahertys solve itself irto a committee to consider the at Aughterard. Act relating to the importation of corn. In - The Marquis of Chandos' motion limiting lavour, 95 ; against, 300.
the expenditure on Lord Durham's mission to 16.-Boiler explosion on board the Victoria,
the 12,000l. allowed to the Earl of Gosforul, of Hull, when running an experimental trip
defeated by 160 to 158 votes. from London to the Nore. Chief-engineer - A supplement to the Gazette of this date Allen, hearing the explosion when on deck, contains a proclamation “declaring her Ma. rushed into the engine-room and stopped the jesty's pleasure touching her royal coronation engines, but was so frightfully scalded that he and the solemnity thereof." The coronation died in a few hours. Three assistant-engineers to take place on Tuesday the 26th June. The were also killed.
Privy Council to sit at Whitehall on the 28th
instant, and afterwards from time to time as 17.-A slight earthquake felt at Shrewsbury.
occasion may require to hear and decide upon 19.-Owen Swift kills Brighton Bill in a the claims of individuals “to do and perform prize-fight at Barkway, Hertfordshire, this being divers services” on the day of coronation. his third victim. At the inquest a verdict of The day was afterwards changed to the 28th, manslaughter was returned.
on the ground, as was alleged, that the date
first mentioned was the anniversary of the with the proposed alteration in the Copyright death of George IV.
Act. 4.-The Sirius screw-ship leaves Cork for
25.--The second reading of Mr. Talfourd's New York, being the first vessel of this class
Copyright Bill carried in a small House by a which ever navigated the Atlantic. She ar
majority of 5. This measure was withdrawn rived at her destination on the 23d, St.
later in the session. George's day. The Great Western left Bristol - Under the auspices of the Religious In. on the 8th, and arrived at New York also on fluence Society, Dr. Chalmers, of Edinburgh, the 23d.
enters upon a course of lectures on Spiritual
Independence, at Hanover Square Rooms. 6.-Robert Miers, tried at the Central Cri.
The remarks of the Rev. Doctor on Church minal Court for setting fire to his house in
Establishments gave occasion to a violent attack Marylebone, with intent to defraud the Union by O'Connell, at a meeting of the Church Rate Insurance Company, was, on the third day,
Abolition Society, held in the City of London found guilty, and sentenced to transportation
Tavern. for life.
26.-Shipwreck of the Margaret of Newry, - Mr. M'Neill, the British Minister at the
transport, Off Cape Clear. The vessel was Persian Court, arrives in the camp of Mahomed
caught in a snow-storm about midnight, and Shah, to remonstrate against the continuance
struck on a rock two miles from the shore. Of of the siege of Herat as a violation of the treaty
forty-one hands on board, only two were with Great Britain. He was admitted into the
sa ved. beleaguered city on the 21st, and endeavoured afterwards to negotiate a peace between the 28.—The estate of Worksop sold by the contending parties, but without effect. On the | Duke of Norfolk to the Duke of Newcastle for part of Persia, Mahomed Shah said : “Either 370,000l., the rental being set down at 10,000l. the whole people of Herat shall make their a year, and the wood at the gross value of sabmission, and acknowledge themselves my 150,0001. subjects, or I will take possession of the for
30.-A Royal Commission appointed to tress by force of arms, and make them obedient
inquire into the system of pensions and retireand submissive.”
ments in the army and navy. 9.-Came on in the New Court, before Mr. Baron Parke, the trial of Thomas Williams, May 1.-Mr. Hume's motion to stop the a person of high position in Carnarvonshire, pension of 21,000l. per annum granted to the charged with forging the will of his late father King of Hanover when Duke of Cumberland, in-law, Mr. Panton of the same county. The on the ground of his inability to support the specific object of the prosecution was to set British Constitution, and the possibility there aside a will in which a large sum of money was of his using the money to the injury of was left to the prisoner's wife, by proving that his country, negatived by 97 to 62 votes. the prisoner, who practised as a solicitor, pro
-- Died in Bethlehem Hospital, Jonathan cured the signature of the deceased to pencil
Martin, the incendiary who fired York Minster writings, which were afterwards erased, and
on the 2d February, 1829. their place supplied with different instructions ; also that the will was forged. The trial 7.-Trial commenced at Paris of the indilasted an entire week, and to the great delight viduals charged with being concerned in a plot da crowded court resulted in a verdict of Not against the life of the King of the French.
The principal actor was one Hubert, a currier,
who, when arrested in December, had con- James Burke, a Catholic priest, and three
cealed in his hat the plan of a machine rebrothers named Crean, convicted at Cork assizes
sembling Fieschi's, but more scientifically confor conspiracy in attempting to prove the mur
structed. A letter written in cypher was also der of the father of the Creans, in 1834, against
traced to him, which, after much study, was Wright, a tithe proctor, who was tried and
deciphered, and detailed the plan of attack. acquitted on the charge.
“We intend to hire an apartment in the 11.-The Camden sails from Gravesend
neighbourhood of the Chamber of Deputies, having on board the Rev. John Williams and
and a stable in the same house, where we a party of missionaries, with their wives and will place the material necessary for the families, for the unexplored islands in the South
construction of the two machines, which will be Ses, where they desired to labour for the con.
put together the day before the opening of the version of the natives.
session. When the King shall have reached
within a certain distance we shall bring out 18.--The poet Wordsworth writes from the machines from under the gateway, and in Rydal Mount, toʻSerjeant Talfourd, expressing three minutes I pledge myself to have foudroyé the gratitude of English authors for the exer the King and the whole of his staff. In the tions he was making in Parliament to protect meantime, two men stationed on the roof of their rights against the claims put forth on the house will throw Congreve rockets on the behalf of printers and publishers in connexion Chamber of Deputies, which will be in a blaze
in less than five minutes.” Hubert was sen he asked, “be governed by a section ? tenced to transportation for life, three others (Vehement shouts from the Opposition.) I to five years' imprisonment, one to three years', thank you—(noise renewed)—for that shriek. and three acquitted.
Many a shout of insolent domination8.--Riot in the churchyard of Tuam, caused
(noise)-despicable and contemptible as it
is — (noise) — have I heard against my by the Protestant curate attempting to read the
country.” (Uproar continued, during which English service over the grave of a person said
Mr. O'Connell, with uplifted fist and great to have died a Roman Catholic.
violence of manner, uttered several sentences - Riot at Truro, caused by the church which were inaudible in the gallery. The wardens attaching goods belonging to four dis
Speaker was at last obliged to interfere and senters in the town who refused payment of
call the House to order.) “Let them shout. church rates.
It is a senseless yell. It is the spirit of the . - Hostile meeting at Wormwood Scrubbs party that has placed you there. Ireland will between Mr. Rushout, M.P., and Mr. Peter hear your shrieks. (Continued uproar.) Yes ; Borthwick. After the second firing, friends you may want us again. (Roars of laughter.) present interfered, and the party left the What would Waterloo have been if we had ground. The quarrel originated in observa not been there? (Ministerial cheers, and tions said to have been made by Mr. Rushout! Opposition laughter.) I ask not that question in connexion with Mr. Borthwick's ejection from for your renowned Commander-in-chief, who his seat at Evesham by a Parliamentary Com is himself an Irishman, but for the hardy mittee.
soldiery of Ireland, who fought the battle for 9.-Meeting, presided over by Earl Spencer, him. 7" Question” and laughter from the held in the Freemasons' Tavern, for the pur
Opposition.) I say again, that is the ques. pose of forming an Agricultural Society, on tion. The question is, shall the people of the plan of the Highland Society of Scotland. Ireland be amalgamated with the people of
England ? Refuse to receive us into that 10.-The contest for the bitterly-contested
amalgamation, and abide the consequences. seat of Woodstock closed to-day, with a
(Cries of "Hear!” from the Opposition majority of 5 for the Marquis of Blandford
benches.) Sneer at me as you like, but reover his younger brother, Lord John Churchill.
collect that I speak the voice of millions, 18.-Public dinner given to Sir Robert who will hear again of the base insult offered Peel at Merchant Taylors' Hall, by 300 Con to me this evening. (Cheers from the Irish servative Members of the House of Commons. Members, accompanied by an observation from In the course of a lengthy exposition of his Mr. Grattan, which was not heard in the gal. policy, Sir Robert said : “My object for some lery, but which caused a titter on the Opposiyears past has been to lay the foundations of | tion benches.) Why should the son of Grattan a great party, which, existing in the House of say--(Here the cheers and laughter drowned Commons, and deriving its strength from the the remainder of the sentence.) The English popular will, should diminish the risk and
| people, too, are auditors of your taunt. You deaden the shock of collisions between the two
tell us that you can command a majority: I deliberative branches of the Legislature.”
say to you in reply, carry your bribery a little 14.-Lord John Russell explains the Govern further, and you will really have a majority. ment scheme for settling the Irish Tithe (“Question! question !") More extensive briQuestion. It was proposed to substitute a bery than you practised at the last election nominal rent-charge of 701, for every 100l, of | never yet was practised in this world ; and the tithe composition ; these rent-charges to be highest amongst you shrink from its investigamade over to the State at the rate of sixteen tion.” (“Question! question !") The Governyears' purchase on every 100l. of original ment proposal was carried by 317 to 298 votes. tithe composition; the rent-charges to be collected by the Commissioners of Woods and
14.-The Speaker of the Arkansas House Forests, and to be applied towards supporting
of Assembly tried for killing a member with the Irish police, charities, and schools. As a
a bowie knife, on the floor of the House while preliminary step to discussing the scheme,
in Session. The jury found him guilty of Sir T. Acland moved to rescind the resolu
excusable homicide. tions of 7th and 8th April, 1835, providing
- Meeting at the “Crown and Anchor" for “That any surplus revenue of the present the purpose of petitioning Parliament to take Church Establishment in Ireland not required into consideration the claims of the officers and for the spiritual care of its members be ap men lately serving in the British Anxiliary plied to the moral and religious education of Legion in Spain, and the sufferings of the all classes of the people without distinction of widows and orphans of those who had fallen. religious persuasion, providing for the resumption of such surplus, or of any such part 16.-Died at his residence in Clarges-street, of it as may be required by an increase in his 71st year, Zachary Macaulay, a zealous in the number of members of the Established advocate for the abolition of slavery. His disChurch." O'Connell made a speech, listened tinguished son, Thomas Babington, was at this to with great impatience. “Shall Ireland," time on his return voyage from India, whither he had gone in 1834, as Law Member of | Strand when the foreigner came up. He was Council
an Italian, but could speak English fluently, 17.-The Queen's birthday celebrated by a
and had been acquainted with the deceased for Drawing-room of unusual splendour.
months. He frequented the neighbourhood of
the “Spread Eagle,” Regent-circus, and wore a -- Died at his hotel, in the Rue de Flo
ring given him by deceased, bearing the words rentin, Paris, in his eighty-fourth year, Prince
“Semper fidelis.” He also carried a claspTalleyrand, statesman and diplomatist. His
knife, with which the wounds might have been will forbade his autobiography to be published
inflicted. With this person she entered a before 1868.
cab, and drove home about midnight. He 18.–The Chancellor of the Exchequer in was not afterwards seen, and how or when troduces the annual Budget. Last year ex he left the house was never ascertained. Hubhibited a deficiency of income amounting to bard slept in an apartment alone, and dis1,150,000!., and an excess in expenditure of covered the body (he said) when going out to 646,0001., caused, as was explained, by extra work in the morning. He awoke a comexpense in Canada and interest on West India mercial traveller who slept in the house with loan. He now proposed to raise 13,000,0001. another woman, and then alarmed the police. on Exchequer Bills for the service of the year The deceased was about twenty-five years of 1838.
age, of sober habits, and had saved a little 21.-Reported robbery of 12,000l. in sove
money. At the inquest a verdict of wilful reigns, from the residence of T. Rogers, bill
murder was returned against some person or broker, Mile End, by thieves, who had appa
persons unknown. On the rith June Hubbard rently secreted themselves in the house.
was committed to Horsemonger-lane prison, Rogers was afterwards apprehended, and com
in consequence of an anonymous letter purmitted on suspicion of attempting to defraud
porting to come from the person who accomhis creditors by reporting the robbery. He
panied Eliza Grimwood home, but no evidence was, however, liberated on 26th July.
being forthcoming before the magistrate he
was discharged, and afterwards went to Ame22.-Government defeated in a thin House
rica. On the 13th June the effects of the murby a inajority of 3, on Sir Eardley Wilmot's
dered woman were sold on the premises, and motion that negro apprenticeship should imme
realized high prices. diately cease. This vote was afterwards re
88.-Riotous proceedings commenced at Tersed.
Boughton, Kent, under the leadership of John 24.- By a majority of 30 in a House of 196, Thom, alias Sir William Courtenay, a chaMr. Cresswell carries his motion for an Address racter who had formerly made himself conto the Queen, praying that commissioners might spicuous in the neighbourhood of Canterbury. be employed to examine the claims of persons He had been for some time confined in a lunatic for losses on account of book-debts and goods asylum, but since his release had been living ashore at Copenhagen in 1807, and to examine among the peasantry of Boughton, boasting also the claims of persons who suffered losses of his birth, and the great possessions unjustly through the seizure of ships and cargoes by the withheld from him. He also blasphemously Danish Government in the same year.
styled himself the Saviour of the world. In --- Launch, at Limehouse, of the steam
the character of a political reformer, and under ship British Queen, intended to carry goods
pretence of relieving them from the terrors of and passengers between Liverpool and New
the New Poor Law, he gathered a band of York She was considered the largest vessel
nearly 100 ignorant and discontented people, in the world, being 275 feet in length, and 40
and drew them up near Bossenden farm on the feet in breadth between the paddle-boxes ;
evening of the 30th. On the following morning
he deliberately shot a constable named Mears, tonnage, 1,860 tons:
The county now became alarmed, and a party 26.-Eliza Grimwood found murdered in her of military was sent from Canterbury to break bedroom, Wellington-terrace, Waterloo-road. | up the gang. On seeing the soldiers ad. She was wounded in several places, but the im | vance, Courtenay again deliberately drew his mediate cause of death was a wound in the neck, pistol, and shot' Lieut. Bennett, of the 45th extending nearly from ear to ear, and severing regiment, who was riding in advance of his the windpipe. Her left thumb was also cut, party, and fell dead upon the spot. The solas if she had struggled with the murderer. The diers then immediately fired, when Courtenay unfortunate woman lived with a person named and eight others fell dead, two were mortally Hubbard, a bricklayer, separated from his wife, wounded, and a number crippled for life. and had been in the habit of taking persons Before the engagement Courtenay administered home with her from the theatres. On the Friday the Sacrament in a wood, and addressed night she was said to have met with a person his followers as their Saviour. At the close of in the Strand, who had the look of a foreigner, his harangue several of the deluded victims and dressed like a gentleman. At the inquest, I knelt down at his feet and worshipped him. the person able to speak to Eliza Grimwoord's So earnest were they in their belief, that for latest movements was a companion named some time after his death they actually exCatherine Edwin, who was with her in the pected him to rise from the dead as he had