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this decline only a limited clearance was ef- The beasts, which were, in common with fected. Old wheats were extremely dull, and other parts of the supply, of fair average qua. pominally unaltered in value. in bouded lity, consisted of about equal aumbers of shortnothing doing.

horns, Devons, Herefords, Welch runts, and The arrivals of barley being large, the trade Scots, or Norfolk home-breds, for the most was still further depressed. Bright malting part oxen and steers, chiefly from Lincoln. qualities maintained their former currencies, shire, Leicestershire, Northamptonsbire, and but all other descriptious were 1s. cheaper. Norfolk; with a few from Essex, Suffolk, and

The extensive importation of oats, particu- Cambridgeshire, and our westero and midland larly Irish, sivce Friday, has rendered the districts; with about 50 Sussex beasts, say trade excessively heavy, and no progress could 200 Town's end çows, a few Staffords, &c., be made towarus a clearance, unless by sub- from sundry quarters. mitting to a decline of 6d. per qr. on Friday's, Full three fifths of the sheep were vew Lelor Is. on Monday's rates.

cesters, of the South Down and white-faced Io malt little or no business transpiring. crosses, in the proportion of about two of the

Old beans were without alteration, but new former to five of the latter; about one-fifth ticks were purchased at 30s., making a re- South Downs; and the remaining fifth about duction of Is. per qr. on the terms of this day equal numbers of Kents, Kentish half-breds, week, and the trade very languid.

and old Leicesters; with a few old Lincolus, Good boiling peas supported their quota- borged and polled Norfolks, horned and polled tions; bog and grey dull, and ratber lower. Scotch and Welch sheep, borned Dorsets, &c. Ip flour no alteration.

Beasts, 2,242 ; sbeep14,630; calves, 96;

pigs, 136. Wheat

56s. to 60s. Rye .....

32s. to 355, Barley

223. to 23s.

MARK-LANE.-Friday, Feb. 8. fine.

30s. to 33s,

The arrivals are large. The prices are lower, Peas, White

32s. to 34s. notwithstanding, there is very little business Builers

38s. to 40s.

doing. Grey

34s. to 35s. Beans, Small Tick 28s. to 31s,

THE FUNDS. Oats, Scotch Potato

235. to 25s.

3 per Cent. Fri. Sat. Mon. Tues.Wod.j Thar. Feed ................. 14s. to 185.

Cons. Ann. 88 888 887 874| 878 884 Flour, per sack

488, to 50s.

S. to -8.

CO Belize" of Politics, History, Science

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PROVISIONS.

YOBBETT'S
Bacon, Middles, new, -s. to -S. per cwt.
Sides, new...-s. to -S.

Literature, Arts, &c.&c, published I. February. Pork, India, dew.... 126s. Od. to $.

The Contents of the Number for this Mouth Mess, new ...75s. Od. to —8. per bar) are as follow :-1. Will it be suffered to Butter, Belfast ..84s. to -S. per cwt.

Work ?-2. Portraits of the Senate.-3. La Carlon .....80s, to 8Js.

Huitaine, with Translation.-4. The "Swioise Cork ......80s. to 828.

Multitude."-5. The Masque of Anarchy, Limerick ... to s.

Poew.-6. Review : “ Journal of a NaturalWaterford..76s. to 80s.

ist.”—7. Population and Employment.-8. Dublin ....74s. to 76s.

Patriotism ; or, our Love for and Duty tv our Cheese, Cheshire....50s. to 70s.

Country.-9. Lectures on Music, with Como Gloucester, Double..50s. to 62s.

certed Illustrations.-10. The Leading NewsGloucester, Single. .. 46s, to 50s. paper Press.-11. The Flight of Israel ; * Edan .......48s. to 50s.

Fragınent.–12. On the Preseut State of the Gouda ...... 48s. to 50s.

Country, with regard to the Debt and the Hams, Irish........50s. to 60s.

Taxes.-13. Banim's Novels.-14. The Dutch
War.-15. Scenes in the Sister Island.-16.
The Irish Monthly Magazine.-17. Going to
Sea.--18 Ireland.-19. Mr.O'Connell's Letrer.
-20. Soonet.-21. Annual Parliaments,

Universal Suffrage, and Vote by Ballot.",
SMITHFIELD.Feb. 4.

22. What Properties a Parliament Mag should

have. This day's supply of each kind of stock was Published at No. 11, Bolt-court, Fleetlimited; but the trade was, owing to advanced street; and by Effingham Wilson, Royal Exprices being generally and stiffy demanded, change. To be had of Newsmen and Boukthroughout very dull; with beef at an advance, sellers throughout the couutry. and veal at a depression, of full 2d per stone; with mutton and pork at fully Friday's quo- Printed by William Cobbett, Johasonos-court : and tatiops.

published by him, at ll, Bolt court, Fleet street.

Vol.79.–No. 7.]

LONDON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH, 1633.

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time forth, no such letter will I receive which does not come postage paid ; and I take this opportunity of begging all those persons whose time is of any value to them, not to write to me on the subject of what is called politics, except they have some fact to communicate ; and when that is the case, I beg them to write in a plain hand, and to let the statement be as clear and as

brief as possible. TO CORRESPONDENTS.

With regard to general-post letters,

the number which I have received has I gain nothing but labour by being a not yet exceeded the fifteen which are member of Parliament. I never can allowed by the Act of Parliament; but, receive any remuneration for that la- several people have written to me bour, other than that participation in a merely for the purpose of receiving an change for the better, which it is my answer, in order that they might preobject to produce for every working serve the "frank" as a specimen of my man in the country. From the country hand-writing. I have no reason to be I will receive nothing for my labour in angry with such persons ; but this afany shape whatsoever. My virtuous fair of collecting autographs, has always constituents suffered my election to cost appeared to me to be a proof that the me not one single farthing, knowing parties want to be set to work. Amongst how unjust it would be to expect that I, the sensible and zealous working people who have nothing but what has been of Scotland, a desire to have a scrap of derived from my labour, should give writing under my hand, was not only away a part of that, in addition to a excusable, but laudable ; because it was considerable portion of my time, besides bottomed in the best of principles ; but, a great deal of mental and bodily ex- that there should be men, or even senertion. This being the case, not a sible women, to make it a part of the farthing of money shall this seat in Par- business of their life to make a collecliament cost me.

And I do beseech tion of hand-writings ; even this alone those who have to write to me, upon proves that society is out of joint ; and I any business whatsoever, to pay the will be bound to say, that there are in postage of their letters, if they send England, at this moment, fifty thousand them by the twopenny-post. Let them collectors of autographs, every one of recollect that one such letter a day is whom, were there no misapplication of pretty nearly the amount of the wages the public money, would be at work of an industrious weaver; or, at least, with a needle instead of a pen, or the amount of what such a weaver has would be wielding a scrubbing-brush, to live upon ; that twelve such letters a or have their pretty arms and hands in day amount to eighteen pounds five the washing-tub. Therefore, to a folly shillings a year, which is as much like this, never will I give my counas is probably necessary to maintain tenance. I have never, without the my house one week out of the fifty- greatest reluctance, suffered a moment two. I need say no more to convince of my time to be taken up with the any reasonable man, that all twopenny- painting of my picture, or anything of post letters ought to come to me post-the sort. I am to be known and reage paid. My private affairs require no membered by my public writings and such letters, and therefore, from this public acts; and, if these be not suffi

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cient for the purpose, I ought not to be advise the publisher to take the reknown or remembered at all.

ports as he finds then in the True Another class of correspondents press Sun newspaper; and to continue to me very much to have my speeches in publish them the dry after they apParliament published in a separate pear in that paper, or the day after work. This, for many reasons, I shall that ; not to call them numbers, nor to not do. I am aware of the importance continue the paging from one publicaof its being done, on account of the facts tion to another ; but to do as he has which it will put upon record. I have done in republishing the speech of the not torn myself (almost like tearing soul 7. of February, making it a separate from body) from my garden and my and distinct pamphlet of itself; and if

, fields; I have not done this for the vain in designating me, lie would be so good and empty purpose of figuring as as to leave out the “ Esquire," he will speech-maker; but for the purpose of very much oblige me, that being a causing to be extended, very widely, something, which I myself never put those facts which the nation but par- after my name, and which I desire tially krew, and the knowledge of never to see put after it by any body which, by the whole people, I deem else. I have the honour to be a Mem. necessary io the restoration of the rights, ber of Parliament for OLDEAM; that liberties, and happiness of my country. honour I will endeavour to merit as To utter plain sense in plain words is long as life and health shall enable me all that I have ever aimed at either in to take a part in these great matters, speaking or writing. But, I know more I desire no other title ; no other title than most other men relative to the will I have ; and I shall deem it a facauses of the degradation of my country. vour if no one attempt to give me any I have been freely chosen by a body of other. electors who do honour to their country; This little republication is calculated and they have chosen me for the very to do an immensity of good. I advise purpose, that I may communicate my my constituents of OLDHAM, and also knowledge to the whole country. It is, my constituents of MancheSTER; for therefore, right that I should neglect it is I, and not Poulent THOMSON, no means of causing to be put into who really represent them after all; print that which I utter in the House ; and that they will very soon find. I and this I am doing to the utmost of my would advise them to be supplied with means. The baste, necessarily be this little publication, which they will longing to a publication of debates in a find not only very convenient for the morning paper, must produce errors present; but they will find, that they and omissions innumerable: therefore, will be able, by taking the several the best that I can do, in this case, pamphlets and putting them together is, to cause corrections to be made and according to their dates (the Six Acts omissions to be supplied for an evening having omitted to prevent us from paper ; and I have chosen for that pur- dating things) they would have a nice pose the True Sun, which I am happy little volume grow together : threeto hear has a very extensive circulation. pence or four-pence for binding, at the Beyond this I myself cannot go. But end of the sessions, will enable them to I perceive that niy speeches are repub-preserve a body of information, which lished, in a small and convenient book- they will have constantly at hand, and form, by a Mr. Watson, No. 33, Wind- which cannot fail to be of the greatest mill-street, Finsbury. This publication utility to them. The price of each of

" occasional pamphlet,” and these pamphlets is one penny; I must therefore does not come under those leave to the publishers and their correSix Acts, in virtue of which, those who spondents the terms upon which they opposed those Acts and called them ty shall deal; and shall only add, that rannical

, have sent, I believe, about two saw the first pamphlet before I had hundred men to prison. I would ever even heard of the intention of such

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a publication ; in which I have no pe- duties of the church during eight months cuniary interest whatever ; the parties of the year, and those of St. Augustine publishing which I do not know, except during four months. It appeared that by the imprint at the bottom of their Elizabeth Carter, a blind woman, was publication; but I think their under- elected organist in 1812, by both taking most useful, and I shall render parishes, and that they continued to them all the service in my power. elect her annually, along with the other

parish officers, until 1831, when Dr. Vivian objected to her, on the alleged

ground of her incompetency, but the ECCLESIASTICAL COURT. parishioners were still satisfied with her,

and refused to elect any one else. This 4. February.

occasioned a disagreement between the This report of a very interesting case parishioners and Dr. Vivian, which I take from the True Sun” news. ended in a refusal on the part of Dr. -paper of 5. of February; the plaintiff Vivian, to allow the blind woman to

(to speak in terms that my readers will officiate as organist any longer; and understand) was the Reverend Dr. the parishioners persisting in their deVivian, the incumbent of the parishes of termination not to have any other, he St. Austin and St. Faith, in the city of gave orders to close the organ, and it London, and the defendants were Mr. was not used during divine service for WILLIAMS and Mr. Hison, the church-seven months, which caused many of wardens of the former parish. The re- the parishioners to leave their parish port explains the grounds of the pro- church. The parishioners then appealceedings against these gentlemen, and, ed to the Bishop of London, and his

the case involved the rights of lordship having agreed to become meparishioners in a matter that might have diator, granted an interview to the been tortured to mischievous precedent church wardens and Dr. Vivian. He had the Doctor beaten them, it is right stated to them the law of the case was, that I should publish this report in or- that the parishioners had the right to der to do my best towards spreading the elect the organist, but that the incuminformation which it contains. A clear bent had the regulation of the service, encroachment was evidently attempted, and consequently could use or suspend and it was resisted by the churchwar- the organ as he thought proper. To setdens with great spirit, promptitude, and tle the dispute, he suggested that each effect.

party should give way, and recommend ed that the blind woman should take les

sons from a professor of music for six THE office or THE JUDGE PROMOTED BY VI. months, and at the end of that time to VIAN, CLERK, V. WILLIAMS AND HIBON.

play before Dr. Crotch, the President of The facts which gave occasion to the the Royal Academy of Music, and if he present suit are briefly these :--Soon gave her a certificate pronouncing her after the great fire, in the reign of competent to discharge the duties of Charles II., the two parishes of St. Au- organist, his Lordship said Dr. Vivian gustine and St. Faith, in the city of ought not to object to her ;

this recomLondon, became united, but not in so mendation was agreed to by all parties. complete a manner as unions are usually It appeared that long before the end of effected, for though they had but one the six months she played before Dr. church, and one incumbent, they were Crotch, who gave her the requisite cerfor all other purposes preserved in a tificate, in which he said she played in condition as distinct as possible ; each a better style than organists generally parish elected its own officers; and an do, and that she was perfectly qualified agreement was entered into, many years for the situation. The parishioners, since, that the officers of St. Faith with a view to remove all doubt, got should have the inanagement of the her to play before six other eminent

woman.

organists, who gave her certificates to found that his father was designated a the same effect. They were all laid be- merchant of London, whereas he was fore Dr. Vivian, who still persisted in in reality nothing more than a whiterefusing to allow her to perform upon washer. the organ.' After the organ had been Dr. Addaus rose, and warmly objectshut for so long a time, the parishioners ed to such statements. of St. Faith elected another organist, a Mr. WilliaALS said he would attend man of the name of Peck, and allowed to the learned Judge's request; but a pension for life to the blind woman, could not help saying, that if there was to the full amount of the salary she had anything like a denial of justice, it proreceived during the proceedings twenty ceeded from the learned ductor's conyears. The parishioners of St. Augustinually starting up, barking at, and intine still persisted in electing the blind terrupting him in the course of his

It was then agreed between observations. He trusted his lordship the two parishes that the separates would interfere, and not permit Dr. organists should officiate during the Addams to display so much officious. period the churchwardens and other offi- ness. When he mentioned the mis. cers had the management of the church. spelling of Dr. Vivian's name, he did it Peck consequently acted as organist to establish a misnomer; for he thought during the eight months the officers of by so doing, the case would fall to the St. Faith did the duties, which expired ground. He now begged to submit, the end of last year. As soon as the that the charge brought against him officers of St. Augustine took the ma- was for an alleged offence, of which the nagement of the church, the church- Court could not take cognizance; and wardens informed Dr. Vivian that their that the real question was, whether Dr. organist would wait upon him to receive Vivian had a right to deprive a poor his instructions respecting the music for blind woman of her office of organist

, the following Sunday. He sent them a to which she had been appointed by the lawyer's letter refusing to comply with unanimous votes of the parishioners. their request, and threatened them with He would comment on the articles seve. the consequences if they interfered with rally aud in regular rotation, though Peck. They, however, placed the blind the only one that related to the charge woman at the organ early on the fol- was the tenth. With respect to the first lowing Sunday morning, and when Peck article, stating that the parishes of St. came at his usual time he found the Augustine and St. Faith were united, he organ pre-occupied. This suit was contended, and he could prove, that therefore instituted against the church- they were distinct in every matter, ex. wardens for preventing and obstructing cept as far as regarded the incumbent Peck.

and clerk. Mr. Williams, in contending that the Dr. LUSHINGTON said that the Court articles should not be admitted, said one must assert its rights, and not allow of the first objections he should make facts to be disproved. to the admission of the articles was, Mr. Williams said that he appeared that the person who was the chief pro. in court as an Englishman, moter of the accusations against him, to a false charge, and prove his owo styled himself James William Vivian, innocency; he therefore trusted that 3 Doctor of Divinity. Now, he could little more limit than usual would be prove that no person of that name had accorded to him, and coming to the taken priest's orders for the last hun- tenth article, which contained the great dred years in this country. He had charge; that of at an early hour introlooked into the archives of the Herald's ducing Mrs. Carter to the organ-loft of College, and there found the name of St. Augustine's, and thus pre-occupying James William Viven. Besides this er- Peck's place, who had been elected by ror, he had discovered another; for, in the united parishes ; here was no proof searching that individual's pedigree, he that he was elected by the united praa

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