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matter so deeply connected with the honour and such persons as his Majesty may appoint, a formal dignity of his Crown, and with the most important engagement upon those principles. pablic interests; but they are fully sensible of the 15th April, 1820. advantages which may be derived from an unreserved personal discussion; and they are therefore

PROTOCOLS. prepared to advise his Majesty to appoint two of No. L - Protocol of the first Conference, held in his Majesty's Confidential Servants, who, in con.

St. James's-square, June 15th, 1820. cert with the like number of persons to be named

In pursuance of the Notes of the 13th and 14th by the Queen, may frame an arrangement to be

of June, the Duke of Wellington and Lord Castle, submitted to his Majesty, for settling, upon the

reagh, on the part of the King, having met Mr. basis of Lord Liverpool's Note of the Ilth instant,

Brougham and Mr. Denman, her Majesty's Law the necessary particulars of her Majesty's future

Officers, in order to facilitate the proposed personal situation 13th June, 1820.

discussions, it was suggested by the former :No. VII.-Note from the Earl of Lirerpool to Mr.

Ist. That the persons named to frame an arrangeBrougham, accompanying his Answer to the Commik ment, although representing different interests, rication from the Queen of the 12th June, 1820.

should consider themselves in discharge of this Lord Liverpool presents his compliments to

duty, not as opposed to each other, but as acting Mr. Brougham, and requests that he will inform

in concert with a view to frame an arrangement in the Queen, that if the accompanying answer should

compliance with the understood wish of Parlia

ment, which may avert the necessity of a public not appear to require any reply, Lord Liverpool is prepared to name the two persons whom his Ma.

inquiry into the information laid before the two

Houses. jesty will appoint for the purpose referred to in this Note 13th June, 1820.

2d. The arrangement to be made must be of such

a nature, as to require from neither party any conN. FIII-Jr. Broughain to the Earl of Lirerpool, cession as to the result to which such inquiry, if stating that he has receired the Queen's Commands to proceeded on, might lead. The Queen must not Bare tuo Persons to meet the two uho may be named be understood to admit, or the King to retract, any on the Part of his Majesty's Gorernment for settling thing. en Arrangement.

3d. That in order the better to accomplish the Mr. Brougham presents his compliments to Lord

above important object, it was proposed that what Liverpool, and begs leave to inform him, that he

ever might pass in the first Conference should has received the Queen's commands to name two

pledge neither party to any opinion, that nothing persons to meet the two whom his Lordship may

should be recorded without previous communica name on the part of his Majesty's Government, for

tion, and, as far as possible, common consent; and the purpose of settling an arrangement.

that in order to facilitate explanation and to encou Mr. Brougham hopes to be favoured with Lord

rage unreserved discussion, the substance only of Liverpool's nomination this evening, in order that

what passed shouid be reported. an early appointment for a meeting to-morrow may

These preliminary points being agreed to, the take place.-14th June, 1820.

questions to be examined (as contained in Lord

Liverpool's Memorandum of the 15th April, 1820, APPENDIX.

delivered to Mr. Broughain previous to his proceed

ing to St. Omer's, and in Lord Liverpool's Note of Memorandum for a proposed Arrangement with the

the Ilth of June, and Mr. Brougham's Note of the Queen. .

12th of June, written by the Queen's commands) The Act of 'the 54th Geo. III. cap. 160, recog. nised the separation of the Prince Regent from the Ist. The future residence of the Queen abroad Princess of Wales, and allotted a separate provi. 2d. The title which her Majesty might think fit sion for the Princess.

to assume when travelling on the Continent. This provision was to continue during the life of 3d. The non-exercise of certain rights of patron his late Majesty, and to determine at his demise. age in England, which it might be desirable that

In consequence of that event, it has altogether her Majesty might desist from exercising should ceased, and no provision can be made for her until she reside abroad; and, it shall please his Majesty to recommend to Par. 4th. The suitable income to be assigned for life liament an arrangement for that purpose.

to the Queen residing abroad. The King is willing to recommend to Parliament Her Majesty's Law Officers, on the part of the to enable his Majesty to settle an annuity of 50,0001. Queen, desired in the first instance, that the fourth a year upon the Queen, to be enjoyed by her point should be altogether laid aside in these Conduring her natural life, and in lieu of any claim in ferences : her Majesty desired it might make no the nature of jointure or otherwise, provided she part of the Conditions, nor be mixed with the prewill engage not to come into any part of the British sent discussions. They then proceeded to state, dominions, and provided she engages to take some that under all the circumstances of her Majesty's other name or title than that of Queen, and not to position, they would not say that her Majesty had exercise any of the rights or privileges of Queen, any insuperable objection to living abroad; on the other than with respect to the appointment of law contrary, if such foreign residence were deemed ina officers, or to any proceedings in Courts of Justice. dispensable to the completion of an arrangement

The annuity to cease upon the violation of those so much desired by Parliament, her Majesty might engagements, viz. upon her coming into any part be prevailed upon to acquiesce, but then that cerof the British dominions, or her assuming the title tain steps must be taken to remove the possibility of Queen, or her exercising any of the rights or of any inference being drawn from such compliance, privileges of Queen other than above excepted, and from the inquiry not being proceeded in, unafter the annuity shall have been settled upon her. favourable to her Majesty's honour, and inconsistUpon her consent to an engagement on the above ent with that recognition which is the basis of conditions, Mr. Brougham is desired to obtain a these negociations; and her Majesty's advisers sugdeclaration to this effect, signed by herself; and at gested with this view the restoration of her name the same time a full authority to conclude, with to the Liturgy. To this it was replied, that the

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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

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est protection, and the utmost personal comfort, instructions on this point. They, however, dba attention, and convenience.

Her ved, that they believed the apartments which In explanation of the position in which the King ber Majesty formerly occupied, when Princess of erually stood upon this question in his foreign res 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 Xlajesty the funds which were nerected, as well to the principles therein laid down, cessary to furnish her Majesty with a suitable resiand from which his Majesty could not be called dence. upon to depart, as to that branch of the instruc- . Her Majesty's Law Officers then inquired, whe-' tions 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 consi. The 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 arrangecause 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 liad 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 objection would exist 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 wbich day it should be nerally?

proposed that the proceedings on the King's Messi 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 covert 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 her 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 conference, 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 calty 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 inform the King's wishes and representations; bu 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 MaLaw 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, her 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 Foreigh Courts. nature and tendency.

It was further stated by the King's Servants, . They then asked whether a residence in one of that having weighed the suggestion communicated the Royal Palaces would be secured to her Majesty by the Queen's Law Officers in the preceding Cou? while in this country, and observed that her Mas ference, they were now prepared to declart, that 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

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facilities which their Majesties might have réfpdc- The latter observation was biety of the part of tively afforded, towards the accomplishment of an

the King's Servanto, 'by á re assertion of this Max arrangement by Parliament had been saved jesty's undoubted authority on this point, whether the necessity of so painful a discussion.

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.

Princess of Wales, was excluded from such Court. · Before however the Protocol was discussed, the

(Signed) WELLINGTON, H, BROUGHAM,13 King's Servants desired distinctly to know from her

CASTLEREAGH, T. DENMAN. 203 Majesty's Law Officers, whether the introduction of the Queen's name in the Liturgy, and her Ma- No. V.-Protocol of the Fifth Conference, hela dr the jesty's introduction at Foreign Courts, were either *** Foreign Office, June 19, 1820.-* * of them a condition sine que 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 proin 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 go luntarily to consent to any arrangement which was abroad, viz. “ under all the circumstances of hex 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 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 her Majesty's ward.

name, against being understood to propose or to (Signed) WELLINGTON, H. BROUGHAM, CASTLEREAGH, T. DENMAN,

dignity of the King, or any which her own vindiNo. IV.- Protocol of the Pourth Conference, held at cation did not seem to render absolutely necessary. St. James's-square, 18th June, 1820.

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MEMORANDUM. Before proceeding to finish the discussion of the Protocols, it was suggested, on the part of the The 20 and 3d Points, as enumerated for discusa King's Servants, if possible to meet the Queen's sion in the Protocol of tlie 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 Law Officers, 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

CASTLEREAGH, 1. 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 plish that object. Mr. Wilberforce, on impress upon the Queen's Law Officers the public Thursday, the 22d of June, proposed grounds upon which this principle rested. The general rule of Foreign Courts is to receive

the following resolutions : only those who are received at liome.

" That that llouse had learnt with infigned and The King could not with propriety require any deep regret, that the late endeavours to frame na 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 aqw uplap 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.

sired by that House, and by the country. That the To this it was replied for the Queen, that with respect to this new proposition on the part of the

House was fully sensible of the difhculty wbich her King's Servants, it should be taken into immediate

Majesty might justly feel in taking upou herself to 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 importatice of effecting ab amicable and fiusl adjusthabitually received at Court in this country for

ment of the differences alluded toit could not but be. many years, and having only ceased to go there in of opinioni, when such large advances had been made 1814, out of regard to the peculiarly delicate situa- towards meeting the visites of the Qures, that her tion in which the unfortunate differences in the Majesty, by yielding to the earnestly expressed wishes Royal Family placed the late Queen.

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whých. diere was most difficulty in coming to an Wilberforéé read the resolutions, to utengement, would: not be understood to do any which her Majesty returned the followthing that could mask a wish, on her own account,

ing answer: for aroid ax inquiry into her eonduct, but woald only Nivel a new proof of her readiness to submit to the "I am bound to receive with gratitude, excry aldecision of Parliament, thereby entitlitig herself to tempt on the part of the House of Commons, to inthe gratitude of that tlouse, by sparing them the terpose its biglı mediation, 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 has so much reason to deplore as the result, cruld not be other than distressing to myself. And with perfect truth I can declare that the feelings of hér Majesty, disappointing to the an entire reconcilement of those differences, effected lepes of Parliament, derogatory to the dignity of the by authority of Parliament, on principles consistCrown, and injurious to the best interests of the ent with the honour and dignity of all the parties, is

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 these Resolutions. majority, 391 members voting for, and it shews the House of Commons to be the faithful 194 against them. They were ordered Representative of that generous people, to whom t

owe a debt of gratitude that can acver 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 ing 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 accordingly, proceeded to the Queen's 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 may at any time

be exercised. But, howerer strongly I may feel the Wood's house,) on Saturday the 24th. A large mob was collected in the street, whether I will make myself a party to any measure

necessity of subunitúng to its authority, the question, wlio assailed the above gentlemen with proposed, must be decided by my own feelings and groans, 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, to myself, man. 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 the House of Commons in full court

appeal to those principles of public justice, which

are alike the safeguard of the highert and the hum. dresses 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.

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 23d May. truth, the effect of which was substanHis Royal Highuess 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- 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 gentiemen distinguished for their unwearied that the neglect of prison discipline was one

“ Deeply impressed with the conviction, exertions 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 Society determined to the Society of Friends, particularly ihe enlarge their sphere of acrion, and to make amiable and intelligent Mrs. Fry: the consideration of prison discipline a priMr. Powell 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. VOL. XIV.

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