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able, nor being less than the lowest. Mr brought forward the measures now before C. Wilson gave his most cordial support them. Mr Baring opposed the measure, to the proposition. Sir T. Lethbridge on the ground that the whole question of thought no case was made out to justify the Corn Laws ought to be discussed and the apprehension of a scarcity of corn. settled. Mr Whitmore also urged the Mr Portman thought the present distress propriety of opening the general quesdid not arise in any degree from a scarcity tion, and settling it. Mr Huskisson of corn, but from a want of employment ably defended the measure. Sir E. and credit. Mr Sumner said, he was Knatchbull opposed the measure, as ini. confident there was a sufficient supply of mical to the interests of agriculture. Mr corn in the country to prevent scarcity. Canning defended the measure at some Mr Peel said, there was no inconsistency length, and said that it was intended for in proposing to Parliament to arm Go. the good of the landed interest, and that, vernment with a power to admit a limited if he were called on to name the present quantity of corn, in case there was reason bill, he would call it a bill for the proto apprehend a scarcity. It was a delu. tection of the landed interest. Lord Milo sion to suppose that corn was admissible ton was of opinion, that the present into this country when it became 80s. measure was not calculated to meet the a-quarter. The fact was, that there existing exigency, and hoped that Minismust be a long run of averages at that ters had some other measure in view, in price, but, in the mean time, corn might case they should be defeated in the one actually rise to 100s. or 120s. (Hear! which was now before Parliament. hear!)–As a friend to the agricultural On the Speaker putting the question, interest, he must deprecate the rejection that the resolutions (contained in the reof the measure. The gallery was cleared port) be read a second time, Mr Baring for a division, but none took place, the moved, as an amendment, that the resomotion having been agreed to by an lutions be re-committed. On this amend. immense majority. On the motion of ment being put, Lord Milton rose to Mr Peel, the Aliens Bill was read a third second it, and observed, that the present time, and passed. The Gardens and time would be as good for settling the Hot-Houses Bill was also read a third general question as any other. Mr Cantime, and passed.
ning said, that the amendment would go
to engage the House in a revision of the 8.-In answer to a question by Mr whole question of the Corn Laws, and he Grenfell, the Chancellor of the Exchequer hoped he had already shown satisfactoristated, that the Bank of England has un. ly, that the present would be a most in. der consideration the best means of estab- convenient time for such a discussion. lishing Branch Banks throughout the The gallery was again cleared, and the kingdom.
House divided, when there appeared CORX LAWS BILL.
For the amendment, 51-against it, 167, The Chancellor of the Exchequer mov. –majority in favour of the resolutions, ed that the report on the Corn Act be re. 116. The report was then agreed to. ceived. Mr Calcraft, Mr Bankes, Mr The Bank of Scotland Bill was read a Jones, and some other members, confess. second time, and ordered to be re-comed that they had been in some degree re- mitted to-morrow. conciled to the measure by the arguments 9.Mr W. Dundas presented a peti. they had heard, and still more by the tion from proprietors of West-India promodifications it had undergone, but de. perty resident in Edinburgh, complaining clined pledging themselves to support it. that their property would be deteriorated, Lord Belgrave and Mr Holme Sumner if the contemplated measures were car. opposed the motion, as injurious to the ried into effect, and praying for proteclanded interest. Mr Stanley supported tion. it, as necessary to save the unemployed The Banks in Scotland (Copartner. manufacturers from famine. Mr Frank. ships) Bill went through a committee. land Lewis, Mr Irving, Mr J. Smith, Report received, and ordered to be taken and Mr C. Wilson, also supported the into farther consideration to-morrow. motion. Colonel Wood thought the
CORN BILL. House ought to show every wish to re- On the order of the day being read for lieve the sufferings of the manufacturers. the second reading of the Warehousing Sir M. W. Ridley voted for bringing up Corn Bill, Mr H. Sumner moved an
Mr J. Smith thought Minis. amendment, that the question be ad. ters would have incurred a most heavy journed. Mr Canning was against the responsibility, if, in the present circum. amendment. The House then divided. stances of the country, they had not -For the motion, 174. For the ad.
journment, 2.-Majority for the motion, be an importation duty of 20s. The 172. The Bill was read a second time, Chancellor of the Exchequer said, no and ordered to be committed to-morrow. proposition on the subject could be made
11.--Mr Hume, in moving to bring in this stage of the bill. The several in a Bill to render lawful the exportation clauses were then agreed to, the House reof machinery, but which he afterwards sumed, and the report was ordered to be withdrew, said, if he had the honour of taken into consideration on Wednesday. a seat in that House in the next Parlia. On the motion, that the report on the ment, he should take the earliest oppor. Warehoused Corn Bill be received, Mr tunity to introduce the subject to the at. Bennet (Wilts) moved, as an amendment, tention of the House.
that the Bill be referred back to the com, CORN LAWS.
mittee on the Corn Laws' Act, for the Upon the motion for the second read. purpose of raising the duty from 12s. to ing of the Foreign Corn linportation 178.--the difference of duty to be applied Bill, Sir T. Lethbridge repeated his for. to the distressed manufacturers. Mr mer arguments, against a measure which Portman seconded the amendment. Mr he must consider as aiming a vital blow Huskisson opposed it. After some disagainst the agricultural interest. Mr H. cussion, the gallery was cleared for a di. Sumner also persisted in his intention to vision, but none took place, the amend. oppose the Bill in every stage. Sir W. ment having been withdrawn. W. Wynn supported the Bill, whilst Mr
CORN IMPORTATION. Bankes considered it every way objec- 17. On the motion that the report of tionable, more particularly as the late the Corn Importation Bill be presented, disturbances might be imputed to the re- Sir T. Lethbridge said, though his opi. lief proposed to be given to the manu. nions remained unaltered, he should not facturers, and to this opinion he would offer farther resistance to the measure never lend his sanction.
It had been carried by a large and reThe Chancellor of the Exchequer ren spectable majority, but he trusted that peated his former opinion, and defended the measure now urged would not be Government, who only asked for a power considered to prejudice the great question with which they might do great good, of the Corn Laws.-(Hear.) The Chanand could do no imaginary mischief. cellor of the Exchequer repeated what After a few words from Mr Whitmore he deemed the pledge of Government, and Mr Irving, the House then divided, that this measure should not be held as when the numbers were for the second prejudging the question. reading, 189-against it, 65-majority, The Chancellor of the Exchequer 124.
moved, that the report of the Warehous. 12.-On the motion of the Lord Ad. ing Corn Bill be received. vocate, the report of the Scots Banks Co. Sir H, Heron said, it would do no partnerships Bill was presented and a. public good, but put money into the poc. greed to.
kets of particular individuals. On the motion that it be read a third Mr Huskisson remarked, that there time, Mr J. P. Grant expressed his dis. was twice the quantity of bonded corn in approbation of the Bill in its present London that there was in Liverpool, and form. It was at complete variance with that the Honourable Member's fortune the law on the subject in England. It would not cover the loss that would be would be waste of time to divide the sustained by the duty of 12s. House on it. The Lord Advocate de- Report agreed to, and bill ordered to fended the principle of the Bill. After be read a third time to-morrow. some remarks from Mr P. Moore, the 18.The Lord-Advocate moved for third reading was ordered to be on several returns relative to the state of Thursday next.
prisons in Scotland.- Ordered. CORN IMPORTATION.
MANUFACTURING DISTRICTS. The Chancellor of the Exchequer Lord Milton wished to ask the Right moved that the House go into a commit. Honourable Secretary for Foreign Affairs tee on the Foreign Importation Bill. whether it was the intention of his Ma. Colonel Wood said, he had been urged jesty's Government to apply any portion not to propose his amendment, for the of the public money to the relief of the non-importation of corn, till the price of distress in the manufacturing districts ? 65%. He did not wish to be obstinate, Mr Canning said, as the motion to come on and should leave it with the House. to morrow evening would embrace the Lord Milton was glad that the proposed question proposed by the Noble Lord, be amendment was not to be pressed." Sir should reserve his sentiments aptil that W. Ingleby wished to propose that there motion came before the House. Should any thing, however, occur to occasion a post- SLAVERY IN THE WEST INDIES. ponement of the motion, he should in that Mr Brougham moved that the resolucase have no objection to state to the . tions of the House for the amelioration Noble Lord the intention of his Majesty's of slavery in the West Indies be read by Government.
the clerk. He addressed the House at The Corn Importation and the Ware considerable length, and concluded by housed Corn Bills were severally read a moving a resolution, that the House third time, and passed.
would, in the next Session of Parliament," : COURT OF CHANCER Y REPORT. take measures to enforce its resolutions
The Attorney-General, in moving for of the 23d May 1823, for the ameliora. leave to bring in a bill founded upon the tion of the condition of the slaves in the report of the Chancery commission, expa- West-India colonies. tiated at great length upon the various pro- Mr W. Horton, Mr R. Ellis, and Mr positions suggested by the commissioners, Bernal, opposed the motion. Dr Lushand vindicated the Noble Lord at the ington and Mr Denman supported it. head of the Court from the illiberal at. Mr Canning said, the resolution would tacks and violent aspersions which have interfere with the proceedings of Govern. been so unceremoniously levelled against ment, who were determined to enforce him. His object, however, was, not to the former resolutions of the House. discuss the various clauses of the bill Mr Brougham replied, after which the : during the present Session, but that it resolution was negatived. should be printed, to enable gentlemen to 26.-Mr Secretary Canning presented give every attention to a subject of so the convention of commerce and naviga. much importance to the judicial charac- tion between his Majesty and the King of ter of the country.
Sweden and Norway. Ordered to lie on 19.-The Lord Advocate presented the table, and to be printed. the report of the committee on Scotch Lord J. Russell rose, for the purpose prisons. -Ordered to be printed.
of moving resolutions relating to bribery Mr Hume presented a petition from a at elections. poor weaver of Glasgow, complaining of Mr W. Wynn moved the previous his distressed condition, of the Corn question. Laws, &c. and praying for the affixing On the question being put, Mr Peel of a minimum on wages, as there was on confessed, that he should have been glad the price of corn. Ordered to be printed. had the noble Lord consented to have
Mr Baring presented a petition from postponed his resolutions until the next the manufacturing cotton-spinners of Session, as he was well inclined to the Glasgow, praying that the House would principle of them, but he objected to the extend to them, in their distressed situa- time of their being brought forward, se tion, some suitable measure of relief, veral members having supported the mo In reply to a question from Lord Milton, tion. The house divided, when there Mr Canning declared, that it was not the were for the motion 62. Against it intention of Ministers to propose any pe- 62. caniary grant for the relief of the distress- The numbers being even, the Speaker ed manufacturers.
gave his casting vote in favour of the THE GREEKS.
resolution, (lond cheering.) Mr Deacon presented a petition in fa
SCOTCH BANKS. vour of the Greeks, --a cause that merit. Mr Peel brought up the report of the ed the support of this country. Mr W. select committee on the banking system Smith was of the like opinion. He should of Scotland. like some expression of the Government's On the question that it be read, Mr sentiments on this subject; it would be Tierney rose to call the attention of the most useful. Sir R. Wilson spoke of the House to the report of the committee on sacredness of the cause, and condemned the Scotch and Irish promissory-notes. the foreign enlistment act. Mr Hob. On this measure there was a great dif. house did not despair of the Greek cause, ference of opinion among men of good though Missolonghi had fallen ; il Napoli judgment and understanding ; but he di Romania defended itself with half the had given it all the support in his power, courage, it could hold out a long time. from a conviction that it would ulti. The French had played an unfair part; mately be beneficial to the country. Mat, they had encouraged the Turks against the ters went on smoothly til Scotland was Greeks. He had a list of French officers, mentioned. of Ireland be should say on half pay, now serving the Pacha of nothing, because nothing conclusive had Egypt, and of Austrian vessels that re« been stated in the report. With respect gularly aided the Turks. Petition order to Scotland, however, the case was difed to be printed.
ferent ; and he believed that, since the VOL. XVIII,
year 1745, there had never had been such - but then, he hoped that the Scotch a combustion-(hear, hear !)-raised in gentlemen would allow, that what brought that country, as had arisen when Minis. danger to England was a matter of some ters signified their intention of meddling importance to English gentlernen. Scot. with its banks. Nothing could exceed land, in fact, was in no respect what the firmness with which the Scotch mem. Scotland was thirty years ago. The sysbers had supported the new system, tem of the Scotch Banks was different until they found it approaching their own from that of the English ; but it was one doors: but then, had the House been at part of Lord Liverpool's scheme to assi. tacking all the rights of Scotland in one milate them as much as possible. Was single measure, the cry of alarm-the Scotland alone to set up for an exclusive call to resistance-could not have been system? Was a gentleman in Scotland, greater. The effect of the first demon. with £.20,000 a-year, to enjoy the ad. stration was magical-such as he (Mr vantage of a cash-credit, while another Tierney) had no powers of eloquence system was to prevail in England, which equal to describe. Why was it that we would not permit it. He could not but had no inquiry in England that we had augur, when the report came to be perbeen so sure as to be able to run before used, the temper of the country in favour the law, not lag behind it? The plain of a gold currency, might change to one truth was, that the tried prudence--the in favour of paper. Why, he asked, approved integrity of our Scottish neigh. were not the English bavkers examined bours-in impeachment of which pru. as well as the Scotch ?--for it could only dence or punctuality, far be it from him be by such means that the merits or de(Mr Tierney) to say one syllable--that merits of both systems of banking could these great qualities shed such a degree be fairly ascertained. He had no motion of sanctity over all their arrangernents, with which to trouble the House, and that the least of them could not be med. he þegged to say, that he had every redled with without deep inquiry; while in spect and regard, personally, for the NoEngland, without any inquiry at all, but ble Earl (Liverpool), but he wished he by the mere strong arm of the law, had possessed better nerves, and bad inand almost by the strong arm without it, dulged in less flash Hear, hear, hear!) we put a change into instant operation, Mr Secretary Peel complained of this which, the fact could not be denied, had very irregular mode of proceeding, the been felt from one extremity of the king- report not yet being printed, and consedom to the other; for there could be no quently, not in the hands of Members. question that the first part of the late Mr Abercromby observed, that the solimeasures had been hastily brought about dity of the Scotch Banks, in consequence Scotland was not now what she formerly of the great number of partners in them, was-al Hear, hear.) When she was was a reason why, above all others, they poor, it might be proper to connive at it, ought to be put under restraint as to the because every assistance was of great im. issue of their notes. portance ; but now this was not the case ; After some remarks from Mr Ellice, he knew of no country which had made Mr Guerney, and Mr Grant, the report such advances in wealth and general was received. prosperity (and he said it with much sa- 31. Parliament was prorogued this tisfaction, for the prosperity of Scotland day till 14th July, pro forma It was was a part of the prosperity of England) dissolved on the succeeding day.
no appearance of a termination to them. Arbroath 10.-Trade has almost de. It is somewhat curious, that wbile wea. serted our town. Some weighty failures, ving is in so depressed a state here, and in the end of last week and beginning of still getting inoré so, wages should be this, have spread dismay among all clase improving in Forfar. ses. A great quantity of labourers, in 12. The question between the King's consequence, are out of employment. Printers and the Bible Suciety, as to the
Dundee. Our commercial horizon, right of printing or importing from Eng. gloomy and dark already, has beeome land copies of the Sacred Scriptures, more so by the effect of some ad. Psalm-Books, Confession of Faith, Ca. ditional failures, which are threatening techisms, larger and shorter, and Books to be too common; when they will end of Common-Prayer, was decided, this Ilearen knows ; but at, present there is day, by the First Division of the Court
of Session. The Lord President, Lords Forbes, the Lord President, the Lord llerinand, Craigie, and 'Balgray, were Justice Clerk, Baron Clerk Rattray, Lords unanimously of opioion, that the right Pitmilly, Alloway, and Medwyn, the of the King to print the Scriptures, and Solicitor-General, Sir William Forbes, consequently the power of delegating Sir John Hay, Sir John Hope, &c. that right, belonged to himn as the civil The Lord Provost was called to the magistrate the natural guardian of the Chair, and addressed the meeting at conreligion of the State. Lord Gillies, had siderable length. The Solicitor General some doubts as to the privileges of the proposed the resolutions, which were se. King to print the Bible as an exclusive conded by Lord Forbes, and unanimous. right in Scotland. The interdict forly agreed to. merly granted is therefore continued, Mr Solicitor-General read two letters, except in so far as regards Books of Com. one from Arbroath, and the other from mon-Prayer, which the counsel for the Paisley. The former stated that there King's printers passed from.
were 2243 out of employment at present, HIGH COURT OF JUSTICICARY.- and in the course of three weeks, 1835 15.-This day, the court met for the first would be discharged. In Paisley, it was time after the Circuits, when the whole understood that there were 2000 families of their Lordships were present. Three out of work, which might amount to prisoners, in certified cases from Circuit 8000 persons. Courts, were placed at the bar, viz. Dun. Subscription papers were handed round can Clark, accused of the murder of his the room, and upwards of £.1500 subillegitiinate child, certified from Perth, scribed. The Lord Provost announced and James Reid and Margaret Sherriffs, that the Earl of Moray had sent him a for housebreaking and theft, certified note, authorising his name to be put from Aberdeen,
down for £.100.-(Applause) The objection to the relevancy of the The meeting then broke up. indictment in the case of Clark was ar. 17.-General Assembly. This evengued by Mr Smythe, on the ground that ing, according to ancient custom, the Lord he found that part of the indictment Provost and Magistrates waited upon the served on the prisoner at the bar-parti- Right Honourable James Lord Forbes, cularly that part descriptive of the locus his Majesty's High Commissioner to the delicti was written on an erasure; and General Assembly of the Church of Scoton comparing this with the document on land, at the Royal Hotel, and presented the Porteous Roll, of which it should his Grace with the keys of the City. have been a literal copy, the part alluded On the following day his Grace proto was totally different. The Learned ceeded, under an escort of the 7th Hussars, Gentleman at some length contended for to the Merchants' Hall, where he arrived the sufficiency of the objection, but, after at half-past eleven, and held his levee, a few observations from Mr Alison, which was numerously attended. their Lordships repelled it. The diet At twelve o'clock his Grace walked in was deserted pro loco et tempore, and the procession to the High Church, supported prisoner was recommitted.
by the Marquis of Tweedale and the The objection in the case of Reid and Earl of Moray, and accompanied by a Sherriff's was stated by Mr Cosmo Innes ; great number of noblemen and gentlemen, it was founded on the inventory of stolen forming the most splendid cortege that property accompanying the criminal let. has been seen for some years. ters not having been signed by the clerk The Reverend Dr Cook of Laurenceof Court, but by the Advocate-Depute. kirk, the Moderator, preached an eloquent After hearing Mr Alison and the Solici. and impressive sermon from Romans iv. tor-General against the objection, and 25. After divine service, the Moderator Mr Menzies in reply, the Court ordered and members of Assembly proceeded to a Report of what had been the practice the Aisle, where the Lord High Comto be given in, and in the mean time, the missioner took his seat on the throne, and diet to be continued against the prisoners. the Assembly having been constituted, The Court then adjourned.
The Moderator stated, that the AsPublic Mceting.-17._This day, a sembly had now, according to custom, highly respectable meeting of the inha- to appoint successor to him in the chair bitants was held in the Assembly Rooms, which he then filled, and to which hoGeorge Street, agreeable to a notice from nour he proposed that Dr Thomas Tay. the Magistrates, for the purpose of sube lor, minister of Tibbermuir, be elected. scribing for the relief of the present dis- This motion having been seconded by tress under which the manufacturers in Principal Nicoll, was unanimously agreed various parts of the country are suffering. to;, whereupon Dr Taylor was called in, Among those present we observed Lord and his election intimated to him,