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among the best informed persons in Ire intosh followed in support of the motion, land, that this association confided in the which Mr Scarlett opposed, on the ground favour of the Lord Lieutenant, and more that it was too strongly worded. On the particularly in the connivance of the Attor. suggestion of Mr Canning, the debate was ney General, who, though he had been then adjourned, Dr Lushington being in found so prompt to visit with the thun- possession of the House. "The subject ders of the prerogative the bottle-throw. received an unexpected interruption on ers" in the theatre, had patiently looked Wednesday night ; in the progress of on for months at the illegal and incendi. some business of inferior interest, it was ary practices of this association. In con. discovered, at six o'clock, that there were elusion, Mr Brownlow begged to explain, but thirty-one members in the House, that he had been misrepresented as hav. when an adjournment of course took ing, on a former evening, reprobated, the place. On Thursday evening, the reOrange institution—such was not the sumption of the debate was fixed for Fri. case ; he was hiinself an Orangeman, and day next, the Whitsun holidays in the though he disapproved of the unnecessa. meantime intervening. ry processions, which had sometimes pro- 3.-Mr Hume presented a petition duced disorder, he would never cease to from some persons of Stokesley (Yorkadmire the principles of the institution. shire), complaining of the restriction im. Mr Plunket defended his forbearance to. posed upon free discussion by the prohi. wards the Catholic Association, of the bition of works upon disputed points of legality of whose proceedings he refused theology. The Honourable Member for to say any thing. He was, he said, an Aberdeen professed his concurrence in enemy to left-handed justice ; and have the views of the petitioners. Mr M. A. ing refused to give an opinion upon the Taylor animadverted, with some severity, legality of the Catholic Association, he at upon this claim of license for blasphe. once pronounced the Orange Society il. mous publications. Mr Hume charac. legal; and promised to prosecute Mr terized these animadversions as cant and Brownlow, if he were satisfied of that hypocrisy. Mr Taylor indignantly regentleman's connection with it. The pelled the imputation of cant, of which debate was prolonged to a great length. he had the utmost abhorrence; but he
The Game Bill was thrown out, on the said there was a wide difference between motion for the third reading, after a short a repugnance to cant, and an indulgence debate. The amendment, to read the Bill to blasphemy. Mr W. Smith and Sir that day six months, was proposed by Sir R. Wilson supported the prayer of the John Shelly, and carried by a majority of petition. The petition was ordered to 120 to 103.
be printed, as was another to the same June 1.-Mr Brougham brought for. effect, from a person named O'Neill. ward the subject of the late Missionary The Marine Insurance Bill was read in Demerara, Mr Smith, and after a a third time and passed, after a short but masterly speech, concluded by moving, lively debate, in which the measure was " That a humble address be presented to attacked by Alderman Thompson, Sir F. his Majesty, representing that this House, Ommaney, Mr Robertson, Mr T. Wile having taken into its most serious consi. son, Mr Plummer, Mr Grenfell, and Sir deration the papers laid before them, re- C. Forbes; and defended by Mr Buxton. lating to the trial and condemnation of There were four several divisions ; upon the late Rev. John Smith, a Missionary which the measure was approved by ma. in the colony of Demerara, deem it their jorities of 33 to 22–33 to 12—37 to duty now to declare, that they contem. 12_and 30 to 7. The second division plate, with serious alarm and deep sorrow, was upon a whimsical proposal by Sir F. the violation of law and justice which is Ommaney, that the act should not come manifested in these unexampled proceed. into operation until the year of our Lord ings, and most earnestly praying that 2000. his Majesty will be graciously pleased to The Lord Advocate of Scotland preadopt such measures, as, in his Royal sented a petition from the General Aswisdom, may seem meet, for such a just sembly of the Church of Scotland, prayand humane adıninistration of the law in ing that the House might not sanction that colony, as may protect the voluntary the Bill which had been introduced for instructors of the negroes, as well as the the regulation of paupers in Scotland. rest of his Majesty's subjects, from op. The Learned Lord observed, that this pression." Mr Wilmot Horton defend. petition came rather late, as the Bill was ed the proceedings of the Governor and already withdrawn ; but he hoped that, Military Tribunal of Demerara, by a re- after a strong opinion expressed against petition of the charges alleged against it by so numerous and respectable a body the deceased Missionary. Sir J. Mack. as the petitioners, the Hon. Member
(Mr Kennedy) would not again introduce dealt with as the House might determine. the measure next Session. Mr Kennedy Mr Secretary Peel agreed in the opinion said, he could not let slip this opportunity given by the Hon. Member for Winchel. of stating, that, on the only occasion on sea of the state of Mr Gourlay's mind. which he had delivered his sentiments Mr Hume thought there was no room fully on this subject, they had been mis. for doubt on the subject. He adverted represented and garbled in the accounts to the eccentric conduct of Mr Gourlay, which went forth to the public. The on various occasions, and especially to petition was ordered to be printed. his perseverance, for several weeks, in la.
4.--A message from the Lords an. bouring with common paupers, breaking nounced that their Lordships had pass stones upon the public roads. Mr Wynn ed an Act, dispensing with the taking of thought, if Mr Gourlay was in this state, certain oaths by Mr Erskine, previously he ought not to be at large. Mr Can. to the passing of an Act for the restora. ning, in an under tone, observed, that tion of the title of the Earl of Mar, of on a common case, the House would have which his ancestor had been deprived; had the offending party to the bar, to and they prayed the concurrence of the have heard what he had to say in his Commons; after a few observations from own defence; but it appeared useless to Mr Peel and Mr Brougham, in favour of do so on the present occasion. He sugthe Bill, it went through all its stages, gested, that the most expedient course and was passed.-In moving the com for the House would be to continue him mitment of the Transportation of Offen. in custody, until inquiry could be made. ders' Bill, Mr Peel took occasion to ex. Mr Brougham said, that, as far as he was plain, that the provisions of the measure concerned, he wished no steps to be ta. before the House were directed to ren ken against the individual ; to him (Mr der much more effectual the punishment Brougham) there could be no personal of transportation, by empowering the hostility, as for three years there had Crown so to class offenders, after their been no sort of communication between removal to New South Wales, that the them. Mr Canning then moved that greater criminals should have a consider Mr Gourlay do stand commitled. This able additional punishment still to under. motion was agreed to. go.—The Chancellor of the Exchequer in consequence of the report of the having moved that the Report of the physicians, appointed to visit Mr Gour. Committee on the New Churches Bill lay, he was subsequently placed under should be brought up, Col. Davies and restraint ; and at the prorogation of Par. Mr Leycester opposed the grant. Some liament, being discharged from confine. other Members spoke shortly, and the ment, he was immediately apprehended motion was carried by a majority of 42 under a warrant of the Bow-street Ma. to 9.
gistrates, and, after a long examina10.--Mr Brownlow called the atten. tion, was committed to the House of tion of the House to a petition against Correction, with directions that every the Catholic Association, which he had attention should be shown to him.presented on a former night ; and Messrs Here the unfortunate gentleman still conCanning, and Horace 'Twiss, expressed tinues. their unqualified disapprobation of the The debate in the case of the unfor. proceedings of that body.
tunate Mr Smith of Demerara was then 11.-Breach of Privilege.--Mr Gour. resumed. Dr Lushington opened the lay. Shortly after the meeting of the discussion with a review of the evidence, House, as Mr Brougham was passing which he analysed with great skill. He through the lobby, he was assaulted and contended that it clearly proved Mr. struck across the shoulders by a person, Smith to have had no idea of an intended whom the Learned Gentleman recognised revolt, and consequently to have been to be a Mr Gourlay, whom he had seen guilty of no misprision of treason. He about three years ago, when he applied showed that the unfortunate Missionary to him (Mr B.) to present a petition to was not the cause of the disturbance the House from him. He now address. which took place among the negroes, but ed him, and exclaimed, “ You have be. that the real causes were these the ex. trayed me." To what act of his this acting from them excessive labour-the could apply, he (Mr B.) could not con subjecting them to severe punishments
jecture ; but from what he had heard of the restraining them from religious wor. this person, and of his conduct at differ. ship and the withholding from them a ent times, he was inclined to credit what knowledge of his Majesty's benevolent inhad been reported of him, namely, “ that structions for their good. Dr Lushington he was at times deranged.”. Under these fully admitted the respectability of Mr circumstances, he left the matter to be Wray's character as a civil Judge, but exo
posed, with great force, the impropriety of sure conveyed in the motion of Mr that gentleman's conduct as a Member Brougham. of the Court Martial; and he concluded Mr Wilberforce defended the charac. with a spirited peroration, claiming for ter of Mr Smith, whom he said he must all classes of his Majesty's subjects in ever regard as a martyr to the faithful Demerara the protection of English jus- discharge of his duties as a Christian tice.
teacher. Mr Tindal, on the other hand, deliver. Mr Canning professed not to be suffed an able argument on the Dutch Law, ciently versed in the Dutch Colonial Law by which he stated misprision to be equal to know how far it might justify the sen. in guilt to treason, and observed, that un. tence passed on Mr Smith, but he thought der that law the planters would have been the conduct of that individual, if not highMr Smith's judges; from which con. ly criminal, yet certainly blameable, in siderations he inferred, that the trying of not revealing to the Local Authorities all the prisoner by Martial Law was favour. he knew of the intentions of the slaves. able, and not prejudicial to him.
He disclaimed, on the part of Government, Mr J. Williams maintained that Mar- all indifference towards the interests of tial Law was in truth no law at all; and religion, and gave full credit to Mr deprecated the sanction of the House be. Brougham for the manner in which he ing given to an act of gross injustice, un- had brought the subject before the House ; der colour of whatever law it might have though he thought the censure which was been perpetrated.
called for by Mr Brougham's motion The Attorney General said, that he not justified by the circumstances of the himself might not have come to the same conclusion as the members of the Court Mr Denman followed at some length. Martial, but that there was no ground to Mr. Brougham then replied, and the think their judgment malicious or cor- house divided, when there appeared-For rupt; and, without some such motive, the motion 147-Against it 193—Ma. they would not deserve the strong cen jority against the motion 46.
borne along by the impetuous torrent. Bursting of an internal lake in York.. This heavy and powerful torrent entirely shirt.-On Thursday the 2d instant, with. broke down one solid stone bridge, made in four miles of the village of Haworth, huge breaches in two others, clogged up near Keighley, Yorkshire, at about six and stopped four or five mills, laid flat o'clock in the afternoon, a part of the high and destroyed whole fields of corn, and lands, on the moors, opened into chasms, overthrew to the foundation several and sunk to the depth of five or six yards hedges and walls. It also entered some in some places, exhibiting all over a rag- houses, greatly to the astonishment and ged, chinky appearance, and forming terror of the inhabitants. At the time of two principal concavities, the one full two the eruption, the clouds were copperhundred, and the other not less than six coloured, gloomy, and lowering ; the ato hundred yards in circumference. From mosphere was strongly electrified, and these issued two immense volumes of unusually close and sultry ; and there muddy water, which, uniting at the dis. was loud and frequent thunder, preceded tance of one hundred yards from their by much zigzag lightning, peculiarly glarsources, constituted, for about two hours, ing and vivid. An hour before there was an overwhelming food, generally from scarcely a breath of air stirring ; but the thirty to furty yards in width, soinetimes wind quickly rose, almost to a hurricane, sixty, and seldom less than three or four and after blowing hard from six to eight yards in depth. This dark slimy mix o'clock, sunk again into a profound calm ; ture of mud and water followed the course at which time the heavy rain, which had of a rivulet, overflowing its banks for continued all the while, ceased, and, with twenty or thirty yards on each side, and the exception of a few floating clouds, to the distance of six or seven miles from the sky was nearly serene. On the 6th, the immediate eruption.
All this way
the river Aire, at Leeds, continued to prethere was deposited a black moorish sub- sent the most extraordinary appearance, stance, varying from three to thirty-six being exactly of the colour of the grounds inches in depth, and mixed, occasionally, of cotfee. All the fish in the river were with sand and rocky fragments, pieces of poisoned, and the woollen manufactures, timber, and uprooted trees, that were dye-houses, &c. upon its banks are come
pletely at a stand. It was some time be- gow, for a conspiracy against Mr Peter fore the waters of the river could be used Hutchinson, manufacturer, " to root bim for any culinary purpose. The village of out of the trade" by a system of intimi. Haworth is about 24 miles from Leeds. dation. They were found Guilty, and
11.Oyster Banks.- The Magistrates sentenced to imprisonment for 30 days. of Edinburgh have for time immemo. Mr Hutchinson, when sentence was prorial permitted the fishermen of Newhaven nounced, begged that the culprits might to fish the oyster-banks belonging to the be discharged without punishment, and city gratis ; with a restriction, however, his agent, after the court had broke up, on the price charged in the Edinburgh repeated to them and their agent his de. market. At one period of the season sire to pass from the execution of the they were not allowed to charge more warrant. The answer returned was, than 2s. a hundred, and at another period 6 that they had no objection to be dis. 1s. 6d. For the present season, the Ma- charged, provided Mr Hutchinson would gistrates have let their oyster-banks to admit that they were innocent, and that the same fishermen at a rent of £.50, the association to which they belonged with this single condition, that the oys. had done nothing unlawful.” As Mr ters drawn from them shall be exposed to Hutchinson, however, was not prepared sale in the markets of Edinburgh and to make these concessions, the inen were Leith ; leaving them at liberty to take sent to jail. whatever price they maybring in the mar Associute Synod and Mr Fletcher.. ket. We have no doubt that the new The United Associate Synod of Sece. arrangement will benefit the fishermen. ders from the Church of Scotland assem.
16.-On Friday,workmen began to take bled in Edinburgh, on Tuesday, and, down the statue of King Charles II. in next day, took up an appeal from the the Parliament Square, Edinburgh, pre. Rev. Alexander Fletcher, Minister of the vious to its undergoing a thorough repair, Albion Chapel, London, from a decision after braving wind and weather for up of the Associate Presbytery of London, wards of one hundred and sixty years. refusing to put into distinct propositions There is no record by whom, or at whose the charges which they had substantially expense it was erected. It was not till adopted against him ; and also a referMonday afternoon that every thing was ence of the whole cause by the Presby. in readiness to remove the statue from the tery, in respect to the fama against Mr pedestal, which was done with every pos. Fletcher, that he had violated a promise sible care. For half an hour the ponder. of marriage, which he had plighted to the ous weight of horse and man, supposed daughter of a highly-respectable member not less than five tons, hung suspended of the Secession Church ; and also a com in the air, owing to the tackle not work plaint to the Presbytery, against Mr ing freely ; every thing at length going Fletcher, by several of his elders, that right, the statue was laid on two bags of he had dispensed the Lord's Supper in matting on the top of strong sloping time opposition to the will of the Session. A bers, on which it slided down to a bed of long discussion ensued, at the close of sand in a wooden inclosure prepared for which the Synod came to the following its reception. When the statue was withe decision :-“ Find it proved by Mr Fletin two or three inches of reaching its re- cher's letter, and by his confession, par. cumbent posture on the slips, the ring in ticularly in the Court of King's Bench, the church wall, through which the guy that he has been guilty of the breacb of ropes were passed, gave way, and caused promise of marriage, aggravated by the considerable alarm, but no accident oc duplicity of his conduct, and by asser. curred. A great crowd attended, among tions of innocence, which, in direct opwhich a gentleman had his pocket picked position to his confession, he has fre. of £.13.
quently repeated, and by the calumnious 20.-Operatives of Glasgow. Since charges he has preferred against the fa. the abolition of the combination laws, inily of which the lady is a member, and the cotton-spinners and other workmen against others who took a most friendly about Glasgow have formed themselves interest in this business ; and that in dis. into associations, and many of them have pensing the Lord's Supper in opposition endeavoured, by various acts of outrage to the deed of the Session, he has acted and violence, to compel their employers in a manner subversive of the order of to accede to any regulations they chose the Presbyterian Church ; and that his to dictate ; but hitherto their unlawful offence in this case is aggravated by the doings have only brought evil on their charges which he preferred against the own heads.
On the 16th, two of the members of his Session ; and that, for weavers, named Allen and M'Both, were these offences he is liable to censure." tried before the justices of peace of Glas. The Synod then proceeded to give judge
ment with respect to the censure which all very young, part of a gang of thieves, should be inflicted, and after long rea- pleaded guilty of various acts of house. soning, agreed, “ that, for the offences breaking Doyle was sentenced to seven of which he had been found guilty, he years banishment, and the two Galbraiths shall be suspended from the exercise of to eighteen months imprisonment in his office, and from church-fellowship, Dumfries Jail. Patrick Jose pleaded until next meeting of Synod ; and that he guilty to housebreaking, and was sen. shall be summoned to attend said meet. tenced to seven years transportation. ing, in order that he may be rebuked at Wm. Richardson was accused of assaultthe bar of this Court, and that he may ing Thos. Morrison. It appeared Richard. be farther dealt with as they shall see son threw a stone at a dog. Morrison cause, according to the rules of the challenged him for it, on which Richard. Church : and the Synod hereby suspends son knocked him down and kicked him. Mr Fletcher, and appoints accordingly, The lad was soon after taken to the In. with certification.” It appears, that when firmary, where he died. It appeared, this sentence was intimated to Mr Flet. however, that he died of Typhus fever, cher, those friends of his who are pro- and had been complaining before the as. prietors of the Albion Chapel, encouraged
sault. The Depute Advocate, in consehim to resist the decree of the Synod; quence, departed from the principal charge, and on Sunday the 25th, when a depus and the panel was found guilty of the astation, from that body demanded posses- sault, and sentenced to be fined in £.40, sion of the pulpit, it was refused, and
and find security to keep the peace for Mr Fletcher performed the service as
three years, under a penalty of £.200. usual. On the Wednesday following, a
Ayr.-The Court opened here on Mon. public meeting of the members of the day the 13th. John Johnston, accused Albion Chapel took place, when resolu. of the murder of Mr Dow, was outlawed. tions, censuring the conduct of the Synod John Watson pleaded guilty of house. Court, and expressive of a determination breaking and theft, and was sentenced to support Mr F. were carried unani. to fourteen years transportation. In passmously. Next Sunday, Mr Fletcher in- ing sentence on the prisoner, Lord Meatimated to his congregation, that he had dowbank said, if he had been led to unbeen advised by some friends in Edin. derstand that transportation was a gentle burgh, who dissented from the Synod's punishment, he was grossly mistaken. opinion, to petition that body to review It was now in the power of the Govern. their sentence.
This advice, he said, he ment, not only to increase or diminish intended to follow, and if at their next the severity of it, according to the me. meeting they refused to withdraw their rits or demerits of the offender, but they decree, he would then make his bow and might send him to other quarters than
that to which criminals had for some AUTUMN CIRCUITS..Jedburgh, Sep. time been transported from this country, tember 4.-_There were only two cases for
where the labour is exceedingly severe, trial at this court.
William Burton, and where it is only performed by persons watchmaker in Dunse, for breach of in a state of slavery ; or, if they chuse, trust, in appropriating to himself two they might detain him at hard labour Watches which had been left with him to in this country. Catherine Linton, con. repair, was sentenced ten months im- victed of abstracting £.23.88. from a prisonment in the jail of Greenlaw. Four seaman, and Janet Frew, convicted of men, Quin, Docharty, M‘Callum, and abstracting £.47 from another person, Wilson, were tried for stealing two
were sentenced to seven years transpor- , guinea-notes from James Davidson, ma- tation. May M‘Luhain, M.Kean, or M'son in Ancrum, at St. Boswell's fair, Quon, was convicted of stealing a silver and found guilty. Quin to be transport. watch, and sentenced to six months imed for seven years, and the others con- prisonment. On Tuesday Lundie fined eighteen months in the Castle of was placed at the bar, charged with
committing the crimes of rape and incest Dumfries, September 8.-James M'Ar. on the body of his own daughter, a girl thur, mariner, accused of murder, was of fourteen years of age. The Jury haputlawed. Christopher Edgar and Wil- ving been impannelled, the Court was liam Edgar pleaded guilty of stealing a
cleared. Two witnesses were examined; horse in the parish of Dalry, and were one of whom said, the facts to which sentenced to seven years transportation.
she spoke took place winter was a year. The younger culprit is a mere boy, The crimes charged being libelled as grandson to the elder. William Gal. committed last winter, the Crown Counbraith, Daniel Galbraith, and Patrick sel gave up the case, and the Jury re. Doyle, three ragged illiterate lads, and turned a verdict-Not Proven,