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such persons as his Majesty may appoint, a formal engagement upon those principles. "o s
15th April, 1820.
matter so deeply connected with the honour and dignity of his Crown, and with the most important pablic interests; but they are fully sensible of the adrantages which may be derived from an unreserved personal discussion; and they are therefore prepared to advise his Majesty to appoint two of his Majesty's Confidential Servants, who, in con. cert with the like number of persons to be named by the Queen, may frame an arrangement to be submitted to his Majesty, for settling, upon the basis of Lord Liverpool's Note of the Ilth instant, the necessary particulars of her Majesty's future situation 13th June, 1820. No. FII.-Note from the Earl of Liverpool to Mr.
Broughar, accompanying his Answer to the Commt rication from the Queen of the 12th June, 1820.
Lord Liverpool presents his compliments to Vr. Brougham, and requests that he will inform the Queen, that if the accompanying answer should not appear to require any reply, Lord Liverpool is prepared to name the two persons whom his Ma. jesty will appoint for the purpose referred to in this Note 13th June, 1820.
No. VIII-Jr. Broughan to the Earl of Lirerpool,
steting that he has receired the Queen's Commands to Ra me tuo Persons to meet the two uho may be named on the Part of his Majesty's Gorernment for settling en Arrangement.
Mr. Brougham presents his compliments to Lord Liverpool, and begs leave to inform him, that he has received the Queen's commands to name two persons to meet the two whom his Lordship may name on the part of his Majesty's Government, for the purpose of settling an arrangement.
Mr. Brougham hopes to be favoured with Lord Liverpool's nomination this evening, in order that an early appointment for a meeting to-morrow may take place.-14th June, 1820.
PROTOCOLS. No. L - Protocol of the first Conference, held in
St. James's-square, June 15th, 1820. In pursuance of the Notes of the 13th and 14th of June, the Duke of Wellington and Lord Castle, reagh, on the part of the King, having met Mr. Brougham ana Mr. Denman, her Majesty's Law Officers, in order to facilitate the proposed personal discussions, it was suggested by the former :
Ist. That the persons named to frame an arrangement, although representing different interests, should consider themselves in discharge of this duty, not as opposed to each other, but as acting in concert with a view to frame an arrangement in compliance with the understood wish of Parliament, which may avert the necessity of a public inquiry into the information laid before the two Houses.
2d. The arrangement to be made must be of such a nature, as to require from neither party any concession as to the result to which such inquiry, if proceeded on, might lead. The Queen must not be understood to admit, or the King to retract, any thing.
3d. That in order the better to accomplish the above important object, it was proposed that what ever might pass in the first Conference should pledge neither party to any opinion, that nothing should be recorded without previous communica tion, and, as far as possible, common consent; and that in order to facilitate explanation and to encou. rage unreserved discussion, the substance only of what passed shouid be reported.
These preliminary points being agreed to, the questions to be examined (as contained in Lord Liverpool's Memorandum of the 15th April, 1820, delivered to Mr. Broughain previous to his proceeding to St. Omer's, and in Lord Liverpool's Note of the Ilth of June, and Mr. Brougham's Note of the 12th of June, written by the Queen's commands) were
Ist. The future residence of the Queen abroad,
2d. The title which her Majesty might think fit to assume when travelling on the Continent. *
3d. The non-exercise of certain rights of patron age in England, which it might be desirable that her Majesty might desist from exercising should she reside abroad; and,
4th. The suitable income to be assigned for life to the Queen residing abroad.
Her Majesty's Law Officers, on the part of the Queen, desired in the first instance, that the fourth point should be altogether laid aside in these Conferences : her Majesty desired it might make no part of the Conditions, nor be mixed with the prem sent discussions. They then proceeded to state, that under all the circumstances of her Majesty's position, they would not say that her Majesty had any insuperable objection to living abroad; on the contrary, if such foreign residence were deemed in. dispensable to the so much desired by Parliament, her Majesty might be prevailed upon to acquiesce, but then that certain steps must be taken to remove the possibility of any inference being drawn from such compliance, and from the inquiry not being proceeded in, unfavourable to her Majesty's honour, and inconsiste ent with that recognition which is the basis of these negociations; and her Majesty's advisers suggested with this view the restoration of her name to the Liturgy. To this it was replied, that the
APPENDIX. Memorandum for a proposed Arrangement with the
Queen. The Act of the 54th Geo. III. cap. 160, recognised the separation of the Prince Regent from the Princess of Wales, and allotted a separate provi. sion for the Princess.
This provision was to continue during the life of his late Majesty, and to determine at his demise.
In consequence of that event, it has altogether ceased, and no provision can be made for her until it shall please his Majesty to recommend to Par. liament an arrangement for that purpose.
The King is willing to recommend to Parliament to enable his Majesty to settle an annuity of 50,0001. a year upon the Queen, to be enjoyed by her during her natural life, and in lieu of any claim in the nature of jointure or otherwise, provided she will engage not to come into any part of the British dominions, and provided she engages to take some other name or title than that of Queen, and not to exercise any of the rights or privileges of Queen, other than with respect to the appointment of law officers, or to any proceedings in Courts of Justice.
The annuity to cease upon the violation of those engagements, viz. upon her coming into any part of the British dominions, or her assuming the title of Queen, or her exercising any of the rights or privileges of Queen other than above excepted, after the annuity shall have been settled upon her Upon her consent to an engagement on the above conditions, Mr. Brougham is desired to obtain a declaration to this effect, signed by herself; and at the same time a full authority to conclude, with
King's Government would no doubt learn with cognition of her
rights, and the vindication of her great surprise that la question of this important character, and they specially pointed at the official nature had now been brought forward for the first introduction of her Majesty to Foreign Courts by time, without having been adverted to in any of the King's Ministers abroad. Upon this it was the previous discussions, and without being in observed, that this proposition appeared open to cluded amongst the heads to be now treated of; the same difficulty in point of principle; it was that the Liturgy had been already regulated by his calling upon the King to retract the decision for, Majesty's formal declaration in Council, and in the merly taken and avowed on the part of his Majesty, exercise of his Majesty's legal authority ; that the a decision already notified to Foreign Courts, and King, in yielding his own feelings and views to the to render the position of his Majesty's Representa wishes of Parliament, could not be understood (in tives abroad, in relation to her Majesty, inconthe absence of inquiry) to alter ar of those im sistent with that of their Sovereign at home that pressions under which his Majesty liad hitherto the purpose for which this was sought by the deliberately and advisedly acted, and that, as it was Queen's Advisers was inconsistent with the princi. at the outset stated, that the King could not be ple admitted at the commencement of the conferexpected to retract any thing, no hope could be ence, and was one that could not be reasonably re. held out that the King's Government would feel quired to be accomplished by the act of his Mathemselves justified in submitting such a proposi- jesty, namely, to give to her Majesty's conduct that tion to his Majesty.
countenance which the state of the case, as at pre, To this it was answered, that although the point sent before his Majesty, altogether precluded. of the Liturgy was certainly not included by name At the same time it was stated, that while his amongst the heads to be discussed, her Majesty's Majesty, consistently with the steps already adoptLaw Officers felt themselves entitled to bring it for ed, could not authorise the public reception of the ward in its connection with the question of her Queen, or the introduction of her Majesty at Fo. Majesty's residence abroad. It was further con reign Courts by his Ministers abroad, there was ne.. tended, that the alteration in the Liturgy
vertheless every disposition to see that branch of trary to the plain sense and even letter of the Sta the orders already given faithfully and liberally ex. tute, and that it was highly objectionable on con ecuted, which enjoined the British Ministers on the stitutional grounds, being contrary to the whole Continent to facilitate within their respective mise, policy of the law respecting the security of the sions, her Majesty's accommodation, and to con. succession, and liable to be repeated in cases where tribute to her personal comfort and convenience. the succession itself might be endangered by it, Her Majesty's Law Officers gave the King's Ser. and therefore it was said that a step so taken might vants no reason whatever to think that the Queen, well be retraced, without implying any unworthy could be induced to depart from the propositions: concession. It was also urged that the omission above stated, unless some others, founded on the having been plainly made in contemplation of same principles, were acceded to on the part of his Legal or Parliamentary proceedings against her Majesty's Government. Majesty, it followed, when these proceedings were
(Signed) WELLINGTON, H. BROUGHAM,) to be abandoned, that the omission should be sup
CASTLEREAGH, T. DEN MAN, ; plied; and it followed, for the same reason, that supplying it would imply no retractation.
No. H.—Protocol of the Second Conference
, held af It was replied, that his Majesty had decided that
the Foreign Office, June 16th, 1820. her Majesty's name should not be inserted in the The King's Servants began the Conference by Liturgy, for several reasons not now necessary to stating, that they had not failed to report with fixia discuss: that his Majesty had acted under legal delity to the King's Government, the proposition : advice, and in conformity to the practice of his brought forward by her Majesty's Law Officers, that I Royal Predecessors; and that the decision of his
the Queen's name should be expressly included in 1 Majesty had not been taken solely with a view to the Liturgy, in order to protect her Majesty against i intended proceedings in Parliament, or at law. any misconstruction of the grounds on which her Independent of the inquiry instituted before Parlia
Majesty might consent to reside abroad; but they : ment, his Majesty had felt himself long since were not deceived, for reasons already sutficiently called upon to adopt certain measures to which his
explained, in anticipating the surprise of their ColMajesty, as head of his family, and in the exercise
leagues, at the production of this question for the of his prerogative, was clearly competent. These first time on the part of her Majesty, nore espe. acts, together with that now under consideration, cially in the present advanced state of the pro. however reluctantly adopted, and however painful ceedings. to his Majesty's feelings, were taken upon grounds That they were authorised distinctly to state," : which the discontinuance of the inquiry before Par
that the King's Servants could on no account advise 1 liament could not affect, and which his Majesty his Majesty to rescind the decision already taken could not therefore be expected to rescind: the and acted upon in this instance; and that to preprinciple, fairly applied, would go in truth no far.
vent misconception, the King's Government had! ther, than to replace the parties in the relative po charged the Duke of Wellington and Lord Castlesition in which they stood immediately before her reagh to explain, that they must equally decline to : Majesty's arrival, and before the King's Message advise the King to depart from the principle already was sent down to both Houses of Parliament.
laid down by his Majesty for the direction of his After further discussion upon this point, it was Representatives abroad, with regard to the public agreed that the Duke of Wellington and Lord Cas
reception by the King's Ministers abroad and intlereagh should report to the Cabinet hat had
troduction of her Majesty at Foreign Courts, but passed, and come prepared with their determina.
that they were not only ready, but desirous, to! tion to the next conference. Her Majesty's Law guard in future by renewed orders, against any posOfficers then asked, whether, in the event of the sible want of attention to her Majesty's comfort or above proposition not being adopted, any other convenience by his Majesty's Ministers abroad, and proceeding could be suggested, on the part of his that wherever her Majesty might think fit to estab. Majesty's Government, which might render her
lish her residence, every endeavour would be made ? Majesty's residence abroad consistent with the re
to secure for her Majesty from that State, the full.
Now ** 1777111*** ëst protection, and the utmost personal comfort, instructions on this pointo They, however, obe attention, and convenience.
served, that they believed the apartments which In explanation of the position in which the King Her Majesty formerly occupied, when Princess of actually stood upon this question in his foreign re, Wales, were at present actually in the possession of lations, the instructions under which the Ministers the Duchess of Kent, and that they considered abroad now acted, were communicated to the that this point had been already disposed of, by Queen's Law Officers, and their attention was die supplying to her Majesty the funds which were ne rected, as well to the principles therein laid down, cessary to furnish her Majesty with a suitable resiand from which bis Majesty could not be called dence, upon to depart, as to that branch of the instruc Her Majesty's Law Officers then inquired, whetions which was studiously framed to provide for ther, supposing an arrangement made, the mode of the personal comfort and convenience of the Queen, winding up the transaction, and withdrawing the when Princess of Wales.
information referred to Parliament had been consiThe Queen's Law Officers then stated that they dered, and whether the King's Servants saw any must not be understood to suggest the giving of a objection, in the present instance, to the Houses of general power to her Majesty to establish her Parliament expressing, by suitable Addresses, both Court in any foreign country, and to be there re to the King and Queen, their grateful thanks for ceived and presented by the English Minister, be their Majesties having acquiesced in an arrange. cause reasons of State might render it inexpedient, ment, by which Parliament had been saved the that under certain circumstances such an establish painful duty of so delicate and difficult a proment should be made; but they wished that her ceeding? Majesty should have the power of being so received The King's Servants acknowledged this point had and treated by the English Minister, where no such not been considered, but reserved to themselves to reasons of State interfered ; and they inquired whe report the observations made thereupon to their ther the same objectic would exist to the public, Colleagues. introduction of her Majesty at some one Court, It was then agreed that, upon every view of duty where she might fix her residence, if she waived and propriety, the final decision should not be prothe claim of introduction at Foreign Courts ge tracted beyond Monday, to which day it should be nerally?
proposed that the proceedings on the King's Mes.. To this it was answered, that the principle was sage in the House of Commons should be adjournin fact the same, whether at one or more Courts, ed, on a distinct explanation to this effect; and and that if the King could be consistently advised that a Conference should take place to-morrow, in to meet the Queen's wishes in this instance at all, order to bring the business to a conclusion, and to it would be more dignified for his Majesty to do arrange, by mutual consent, the Protocols of Con10 generally and avowedly, than to adopt any par ference. tial or cofert proceeding. The Queen's Law Offi.
(Signed) WELLINGTON, H. BROUGHAM, cers, referring to the decision of the Judges in
CASTLEREAGH, T. DENMAN. George the First's reign, said it would be a much more onexceptionable exercise of the Royal prero
No. III.-Protocol of the Third Conference, held at gative, were the King even to prescribe where her
the Foreign Office, June 17, 1820. Majesty should reside, but to order ber there to be The Conference was opened by her Majesty's treated as Queen by his Minister.
Law Officers intimating, that, adverting to what The King's Servants, in consequence of what had passed in the preceding Conference, they had had passed at a former conferenee, then reverted nothing to propose, but to proceed to the adjustto the mode in which the Queen had arrived in ment of the Protocol. England, and the pain her Majesty must expe The King's Servants stating, that before they enrience were she exposed to leave England in the tered into this business of arranging the Protocol, like manner.
they thought it their duty to advert to the points They acquainted her Majesty's Law Officers that discussed in the preceding Conference, upon which they could venture to assure them, that this diffi. no explicit opinion had been expressed by them on culty would not occur.
the part of his Majesty's Government; they then The Queen arrived in England contrary to the declared, that they were authorised to inforın the King's wishes and representations; but were her Queen's Law Officers, that in the event of her MaMajesty now to desire to pass to the Continent, jesty's going to the Continent, a Yacht or Ship of whether to a port in the Channel, or if it should War would be provided for the conveyance of her more accord with her Majesty's views, to proceed Majesty, either to a Port in the Channel or to a at once to the Mediterranean, a King's Yacht in Port in the Mediterranean, as her Majesty might the one instance, or a Ship of War in the other, prefer. might be ordered to convey her Majesty.
That every personal attention and respect would After receiving these explanations, the Queen's be paid by the King's servants abroad to her Ma. : Law Officers recurred to the points before touched jesty, and every endeavour made by them to proupon, viz. the inserting the Queen's name in the tect her Majesty against any possible inconveni. Liturgy, or the devising something in the nature of ence, whether in her travels or residing on the ** an equivalent, and intimated their conviction that Continent with the understood reserve, however, ber Majesty would feel it necessary to press one of public reception by the King's Ministers abroad, or both of those objects, or some other of a similar and introdaction at Foreign Courts. nature and tendency.
er tated by the King's Servants, * They then asked whether a residence in one of that having weighed the suggestion communicated 1 the Royal Palaces would be secured to her Majesty by the Queen's Law Officers in the preceding Coti-') while in this country, and observed that her Ma. ference, they were now prepared to declare, that's jesty had never been deprived of her apartments in they saw no difficulty (if the terms in which the Kensington Palace, until she voluntarily gave them same were to be conveyed were properly guarded) up for the accommodation of the late Duke of to a proposition being made to both Houses, for Kent
expressing by address to the Queen as well as to" It was replied, that the King's Servants had no the King, their grateful acknowledgments for the
facilities which their Majestics might have rékpd The latter observation was biety on the part of tively afforded, towards the accomplishment of an the King's Servanto, 'by a re-assertion of this Mav arrangement by which Parliament had been saved jesty's undoubted authority on this point, whether the necessity of so painful a discussion. 2 as King, or as Prince Regent in the exercise of the
These observations not appearing to make any Royal Authority; that the Court held by her late material difference in the views taken by her Ma, Majesty was in fact the Court of the Prince Regent, jesty's Law Officers of the result of the Conferences, then acting in the name and on the behalf, of his it was agreed to proceed in the arrangement of the late Majesty, and that the present Queen, then, Protocols. T i
Princess of Wales, was excluded from such Court, · Before however the Protocol was discussed, the (Signed) WELLINGTON, H. BROUGHAM. King's Servants desited distinctly to know from her
. CASTLÆREAGH, † T. DENMAN. 20 Majesty's Law Officers, whether the introduction of the Queen's name in the Liturgy, and her Maw No. .-Protocol of the Fifth Conference, heta dr the jesty's introduction at Foreign Courts, were either . . **Foreign Ofice, June 19, 1820. - wsd * of them a condition sine qua non of an arrangement The Protocols of the preceding Conferences were on the part of the Queen; to which it was replied, read and agreed upon. , that either the introduction of her Majesty's name Her Majesty's Law Officers stated, that the prot in the Liturgy, or an equivalent, which would have position of yesterday had been submitted to her the effect of protecting her Majesty against the un- Majesty, and that it had not produced any altera, favourable inference to which her Majesty might tion in her Majesty's sentiments. be liable in leaving the country under the circum- In order to avoid any misinterpretation of the stances in which her Majesty was placed, was a expression used on mentioning their belief that sine qua non. The Queen could not be advised vo- her Majesty might overcome her reluctance, to ga luntarily to consent to any arrangement which was abroad, viz. “ under all the circumstances of here not satisfactory to her Majesty's own feelings, how. position, they stated that they meant thereby the ever her Majesty, with a view to meet the under- unhappy domestic differences which created the stood wishes of Parliament, had felt it her duty to
er duty to difficulty of her Majesty holding a Court, and the propose to leave the whole question to an arbitra understood sense of Parliament, that her Majesty tion.
residence in this country might be attended wilk No proposition on the part of her Majesty, other public inconvenience. than those already adverted to, was brought for: They also protested generally, in ber Majesty's ward.
name, against being understood to propose or to (Signed) WELLINGTON, H. BROUGHAM,
desire any terms inconsistent with the honour and CASTLEREAGH, T. DENMAN.
dignity of the King, or any which her own vindja No. IV.- Protocol of the Pourth Conference, held as cation did not seem to render absolutely necessary. St. James's-square, 18th June, 1820.
MEMORANDUM. . Before proceeding to finish the discussion of the Protocols, it was suggested, on the part of the The 2d and 3d Points, as enumerated for discus. King's Servants, if possible to meet the Queen's sion in the Protocol of the First Conference, were wishes, and in order the better to assure to her not brought into deliberation, in consequence of Majesty every public respect and attention within no satisfactory understanding having taken place the particular State in which she might think fit to upon the points brought forward by her Majestyta establish her residence (the Milanese or the Roman States having been previously suggested by her The five Protocols were then respectively signed, Majesty's Law Officers, as the alternative within
(Signed) WELLINGTON. H. BROUGHAM, her Majesty's contemplation), that the King would
CASTLÉREAGH, T. DENMAN. cause official notification to be made of her Majesty's legal character as Queen, to the Government
An anxious desire was still felt by the of such State. That consistently, however, with
House of Commons, to save the counthe reasons already stated, it must rest with the Sovereign of such State, what reception should be try from the impending disclosures, given to her Majesty in that character,
and another effort was made to accomThe King's Servants were particularly anxious to impress upon the Queen's Law Officers the public Thursday, the 22d of June, proposed grounds upon which this principle rested.
the following resolutions : The general rule of Foreign Courts is to receive
1 only those who are received at home.
That that llouse had learnt with infigned and The King could not with propriety require any deep regret, that the late endeavours to frame * point, of Foreign Governments, the refusal of which amicable arrangement, with a view to avert the ne would not afford his Majesty just grounds of re- cessity of instituting an inquiry into the informations séntment or remonstrance.
laid before the two Houses of Parliament, had not It would be neither for the King's dignity, nor led to an adjustment of the differences now unlop for the Queen's comfort, that she should be made
pily existing in the Royal Family, so auxiously des the subject of such a question, To this it was replied for the Qucen, that with
sired by that House, and by the country. That the respect to this 'new proposition on the part of the
House was fully seusible of the difhculty which her
Majesty might justly feel in taking upou herself to King's Servants, it should be taken into immediate consideration: but her Majesty's Law Officers ob
relinquish any point in which her own dignity and served, that her Majesty was not in the situation
honour were involved; yet, feeling the inestimable referred to in the above reasoning, having been
importajice of effecting an amicable and fusk adjust
importatice habitually received at Court in this country for ment of the differences alluded to it could trot but be many years, and having only ceased to go there in of opinion, when such large advances had been made 1814, out of regard to the peculiarly delicate situa- towards meeting the wislies of the Queen, that her tion in which the unfortunate differences in the Majesty, by yielding to the earnestly expressed wishes Royal Family placed the late Queen.
of the House, and forbearing to press whose paints
on which were was most diffieulty in coming to an Wilberforéé read the resolutions, to athugements arould not be understood to do any which her Majesty returned the followthing that could mask a wish, on her own accouut,
ing answer: to avoid an inquiry into her conduct, but would only Five a sev proof of her readiness to submit to the "I am bound to receive with gratitude, every aldecision of Parliament, thereby entitling herself to (empt on the part of the House of Commons, to inthe gralitode of that thouse, by sparing them the terpose its biglı mediatiou, for the purpose of healing painful necrosity of instituting proceedings, and of those unhappy differences in the Royal Family. entertaining discussions, which, whatever miglit be whicla no person hus so much reason to deplore as the resalt, crvuld not be other than distressing to myself. And with perfect cruth I can declare that the feelings of her Majesty, disappointing to the an entire reconcilement of those differences, effected lopes of Parliament, derogatory to the dignity of the by authority of Parliament, on principles consistCrow, and injurious to the best interests of the ent with the honour and dignity of all the parties, is empire."
still the object dearest to my heart. These resolutions were supported by “I cannot refrain from expressing my deep sense ministers, and carried by a very large
of the affectionate language of those Resolutions.
It shews the House of Commons to be the faithful majority, 391 members voting for, and
Representative of that generous people, to whom I 194 against them. They were ordered
owe a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid. I to be presented to her Majesty by Mr.
ant sensible, too, that I expose myself to the risk of Wilberforce, Mr. Stuart Wortley (who
displeasing those who may soon be the judges of iny seconded the motion), Sir T. D. Ac
conduct. But I trust to their candour and their land, and Mr. Bankes. These members, sense of honour, confident that they will enter into
the feelings which alone influence my determination. residence in Portman-street, (whi. " It would ill become me to question the power of ther she had removed from Alderman
Parliament, or the mode in which it inay at any time Wood's house,) on Saturday the 24th.
be exercised. But, howerer strongly I may feel the
necessity of submitúng to its authority, the question, A large mob was collected in the street,
whether I will make myself a party to any measure whio assailed the above gentlemen with
proposed, must be decided by my owu feelings and gtoans, hisses, and the most opprobrious couscience, and by them alone. epithets. Her Majesty was standing in “ As a subject of the state, I shall bow with deferthe drawing-room, attended by Lady ence, and, if possible, without a murmur, to every Anne Hamilton, and having on her right act of the sovereign authority; but, as an accused Mr. Brougham, and on her left Mr. Den and injured Queen, I owe it to the King, lo myself, mati. The folding-doors were then
and to all my fellow-subjects, not to consent to the thrown open, and the four deputies of
sacrifice of any esseutial privilege, or withdraw my
appeal to those principles of public justice, which the House of Commons in full court
are alike the safeguard of the highert and the hum. dressés entered, and were severally pre
blest individual." sented to her Majesty by Mr. Brougham, who informed her Majesty of the places Thus far the business had proceeded, for which they were members. Mr. when this article was put to press.
1. SOCIETY FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF PRISON DISCIPLINE. A general meeting, in support of the dressed the meeting with all the eloolaject of this institution, was held at quence of feeling and all the energy of Freemasons Hall, on the 230 May. truth, the effect of which was substanHis Royal Highness the Duke of Glou- tially evinced by a large collection, and cester took the chair, but, in conse- a great accession of members to the Soquence of indisposition, resigned it to ciety. Lord Auekland, who was supported by The following extracts from the last the Marquess of Lansdown, Earl Gros
down, Earl Gros- report of the Society will best explain venor, Bishop of St. Asaph, Lord Bel- the laudable views by which it is ingrave, Hon.' E. Harbord, M. P. and à Auenced. large assembly, on the platform, of gen
“ Deeply impressed with the conviction, temen distinguished for their unwearied
that the neglect of prison discipline was one exerions in the cause of humanity,
great cause of crime and misery, and fully while the body of the Hall was filled
satisfied of the practicability of great and eswith ladies, among whom were many of sential reforms, the Socieiy determined to the Suciety of Friends, particularly the enlarge their sphere of action, and to make amiable and intelligent Mrs. Fry. the consideration of prison discipline a pri
Mr. Fowell Buxton, Dr. Lushington, mary object of their association. And first, Mr. J. J. Gurney, Hon. Gerard Noel, they will describe what requisites a Prison and other gentlemen, in succession, ad- ought to possess : New MONTHLY Mag.--No. 78.