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but particularly its slanders on the That is to say, that, if he could find Queen. His words, as reported in the out the slanderer, he would put him to MORNING CHRONICLË of the 5th of Oc- death! This terrible menace might not tober, were these : "I approach the have been really uttered by his Lordship; " consideration, my Lords, uninfluenced but the words were published ; and it “ also by the unreasonable clamours of must be supposed, that his Lordship did

a portion of the people, whether they say something of this sort. Most people “ be incited by unprincipled dema- think his Lordship much too gentle a

gogues, or by the degraded and licen- man and too much disinclined to blood" tious press, which for the last twelve shed to entertain serious thoughts of “ months has been heaping the vilest acting in so deadly a manner towards the “ calumnies upon the aristocracy of writer of a paragraph, who, perhaps, in

England, and especially upon that tended not the smallest harm to the

portion of this House which should Queen or to any-body else, and, there“ dare to use their privileges for the fore, people naturally thought, as I

preservation of the constitution. That thought, that the words were intended, " licentious press, which has, I may if uttered at all, to catch the eye of the

say, levelled your Lordships' rights, Queen; and to encourage her, if she " and whose power is directed against really had been exercising her power in "every-thing sacred, exercises a tyranny hostility to the bill, to persevere in that

as inconsistent with true liberty as the hostility. Certainly, the words, if uttered * despotism of the most arbitrary mo- at all, were not uttered for nothing; and "narch that ever existed. In resisting the reader will judge for himself, whe" that tyranny, my Lords, we shall be ther they could be uttered for any other

supported by every man whose vote purpose. " is worth soliciting, or his assistance The bill was, as we have seen, thrown “ worth having. All such men will out at six o'clock on the Saturday morn

support us against that portion of the ing. The Courier newspaper, which is press which has poured

iar its venoin the demi-official paper of the Governupon an illustrious female of the ment, and which was published on the highest rank in this country, whose afternoon of Saturday, contained the fol“ conduct both in private and in public lowing paragraph, to which I beg the “has engaged the esteem and admira- particular attention of the reader. “We “ tion of all who can appreciate worth are now to consider what course the * and virtue. But the calumnious" Ministry will probably take at this press has held her up to odium as ex- great crisis. It may be an inconveni

ercising an unconstitutional influence ence to the House of Peers, and offen, si against the Reform Bill of his Ma- "sive to some persons out of doors to have

jesty's Ministers. (Hear, hear.) Would fifty or sixty new Members added to the 6: to God that I knew the vile slanderer " Peerage; but such a proceeding would “—the anonymous defamer. If I knew“ be attended with no earthly danger; “ the calumniator, humble individual as “ whereas, not to take it would in all I am, I would undertake that he “ probability cause convulsion and dis« should never utter another slander. "

may. There can be no doubt, thereAs I would think myself justified be- " fore, that his Majesty's Ministers “ fore God in raising my hand against " ought to advise a new creation of “ the enemy who should threaten my " Peers. Whether they will do so or

country with invusion, so should I " not will in a few hours be known. “ feel justified in chastising the slanderer This, you will observe, made a part of

of one who is dear to my country, and the paper, which was going forth that “ who has shown her desire to promote evening to all parts of the country; but "the happiness of the people, by up after the putting of this paragraph into “ holding every-thing virtuous, justly the paper, the press was stopped, for

feeling that a nation's happiness de- the purpose of inserting the following: pends on the virtues which adorn the" At a moment of such anxiety as the 6 female character. (Hear.)"

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present, when every mind is on the "sments in the Cabinet.-Lord Howe ar

stretch, and every conjecture afloat as “ rived at the Castle at six o'clock this " to the probable course which Ministers" evening, and had an interview with “ will pursue, it is with the highest de- his Majesty.' Here was coming to

gree of satisfaction that we are at the christening of the child of a Duke “ least enabled to assure our readers of opposed to reform; here was no coming of this fact.. On the precise line of con- to London until the 15ih ; and here duct which it will be advisable to was Lord Howe, after having voted

adopt, Ministers themselves, we have against the Reform Bill, going down to

reason to believe, have not finally de-Windsor, and having a talk with the cided. With respect to the suggestion King. The Windsor newspaper might “ made in another part of our paper, lie ; but was it likely that the author " that a sufficient number of Peers be of it, living under the nose of the court,

created to carry the measure of reform and sustained by its breath, would insert “ triumphantly through the Upper such matter as this, without believing

House, difficulties, it seems, present that it would not offend persons about themselves to the minds of others, the court ; I ask was that likely? Be*“ which, we confess, are not apparent sides, if the statement had been false, 66 to our own. We would not, however, and had been displeasing to persons at

press a measure which, in the present the Castle, is it not likely that it would “ hour of difficulty, and almost of dis- have been contradicted ?

may, might tend to embarrass the Thus stood matters on Sunday morn" Government, and, above all, increase ing, the 9th of October. But in the the personal annoyances to which his meanwhile, the reformers had not been Majesty has been subjected, by indi- idle. The great parishes, forming the “ viduals whose relative situation should suburbs of the city of London, and conhave prescribed to them a very different taining the better part of a million of course.

people, had all given notice of their inHere the thing became plain ; and iftention to meet on the Monday to delihere were no authority at all, all the berate on the steps to be pursued. The world knew that Lord Howe, the Common Council of the city of London CHAMBERLAIN TO THE QUEEN, met at once, on Saturday night, and had voted against the Reform Bill. So agreed to an address to the King, bethat taking these things together, seeching him to retain his Ministers, with the seemingly uncalled-for pas- and Lord Grey by name, and to use the sage above-mentioned, in the speech of powers which the constitution had githe Earl of WINCHILSEA, the public ven him in order to cause the Reform mind was put in a state of agitation not Bill to be passed. A Common Hall of easily to be described. Upon the back the city had been called to meet on of all this, the Windsor newspaper Monday for the same purpose. People brought us up the following cool para- almost unanimously agreed to shut up graph on the Sunday morning. No- their shops and to suspend all business thing could well exceed the simplicity until an answer to their addresses had of it, and hardly any thing surpass the been received from the King. In short, alarm which it excited in the minds of the all was in a state of agitation ; and, people. “ WINDSOR, Oct.8.—This day Lord EBRINGTON had, on the Friday « the weather prevented the Royal party moved for a call of the House of Conjs from leaving the Castle.-Their Ma- mons on Monday, and given notice of a “ jesties go to London on the 15th in- motion in support of the Ministers. So * stant to attend the christening of the that it was convenient to the Lord Duke of Buccleugh's infunt son, and Chancellor that he had Sunday to re" will return the same night to Windsor. pose himself and to reflect on the speech ** It is expected that the Royal departure which he had made on the Saturday * for Brighton will be now retarded in morning. This time of repose gave him

consequence of the existing arrange- leisure for that “re-consideration" of Lord Grey's Bill of Reform, of his There was a fine speech by Mr. O'Cox“ readiness" to re-consider which h NBLL; but I must content myself with had so glibly talked in his speech, he selecting merely the matter which having been “ careless of the offence serves to show the state of the political that he might give in any quarter.” parties and their views at this moment. In short, the storm which he must have. When the reader- has gone through seen brewing on the Sunday, disposed these two speeches, he will please to him, I dare say, to “re-consider" his follow me in my narrative and observa. speech, rather than “re-consider the tions. points in the bill of Lord Grey, upon which he had thought before that he had made up his mind. If he were

Lord EBRINGTON then rose, and spoke

nearly as follows:-Mr. Speaker, although I slow in this work of re-consideration on

never rose to address you without experiencing the Sunday, the intelligencc of Monday a degree of difficuliy and embarrassment; was very well calculated to accelerate it yet, might naturally have been expected, that the operations of his mind;- for, while

on an occasion like this, that difficulty aud that

enbarrassment would have been increased the metropolis echoed and re-echoed tenfold. But so momentous are the circumthe resolution not to pay taxes till the stances under which the House is at present Reform Bill should be passed, from the assembled, so awful is the crisis of public afcountry came the news that every-thing fairs ouder which I feel myself called upon to

that I must confess the sense of was tending to uproar; that the houses the importance of the occasion supersedes all of the enemies of reform had been gut- that private and personal feeling which has ted in some places ; that, at others, weighied so heavily on me at other periods, houses had been set fire to; that every- I'never before felt, in my humble endeavour where the yeomanry had resolved not to to perform the great and solemn duty which serve under enemies of reform ; that no I have this night'engaged to discharge. (Hear, man could tell what next was to happen: bear, hear,) Sir, I have, moreover, the satisand that a pressure for gold instead of faction of knowivg that the fate of the motion

which I shall do myself the honour of submitpaper was expected in every part of the

ting to the House will uot be determined by country. All this must have been sub- any arguments wbich my feeble voice may ject of deep meditation with him on the urge in favour of its adoption. I am well Monday. It must have been subject of aware that there are sitting around me many meditation with the opposition Lords, who have read the signs of the times, and who too; for, when they met on the Mon- are acquainted with the circumstances in day evening, and when it was expected which the country is placed much better than that they would have broached their I can pretend to be, and who are ready to plan of reform, they did nothing at all;

support me in the course which I humbly propose

to take. Their statements and but they gave evident signs at not feel- their arguments will give ten-fold force and ing very triumphantly at what they had impression to any-thing that I may be able to done.

say on the subject. I have also, Sir, the In the House of Commons, on the I am about to recommend to this House is

satisfaction of knowing that the course which sime evening, Lord Ebrington brought simply a confirmation of that which they have forward his motion, the words of which already declared to be their opinion. (Hear, will be found at the end of his speech, hear, hear.) And I am convinced that the which I am about to insert, and which, and the manliness to acknowledge its own de

House of Commons, which bas had the virtue as will be seen, was carried by a ma- ficiences, and to pass a bill for its own reformajority so great as that of a hundred and tion, will not be at the present time disposed to thirteen; a majority greater than that recede from maintaining its own consistency by which the Reförın Bill itself had hear, hear, hear); from viodicating its own • been carried. This motion had no those pledges which its members bave so

rights (hear, hear hear); and from redeening other object than to pledge the House solennly given to their constituents. (Hear, to stand by Lord Grey, and that pledge hear, hear.), Sir, I do not deny that I am gave. I shall insert here only the one of those by whom such pledges have been speeches of Lord ERRINGTON on the given. I did not give those pledges for the paltry

purpose of securing my seat in this House; one side and of Peel on the other. fur I believe that if sucha only had been my

object, I might, froin feelings of perhaps false | the support and confidence of the House. delicacy and false pride, have considered the (Hear, hear.) I may, perhaps, be suspected demand of such pledges as implying suspicion of taking a partial view of the conduct of my of my conduct, and might have refused to hon. Friends. Undoubtedly long habits of give them. But I gave those pledges to the private and public regard have grown out of individuals whom I have the honour to repre- that intimate kuowledge which I have poś. sent, because they all wished for the Reformsessed for nearly a quarter of a century of the Bill, although in my own opinion it did not worth and integrity of my noble Friend below go so far as I wished. But, Sir, although me. (Hear, hear.) But entertaining as I do the bill does not go so far as I wished, this predilection for my noble Friend, I will yet it appeared to me to unite the suffrages of not be of him, I will not be of any man, the a larger portion of the people of England in its flatterer, or the unqualified panegyrist. I am favonr, than I had conceived it possible could vot, as we were told we were in former debave been accomplished by any measure that bates, I am not any set of men could have devised. (Hear,

addictus jurare in verba magistri.”. hear, hear.) Sir, before I proceed to the par. For, although I admire and respect my noble ticular subject of my motion, I shall take the and hon. Friends, I am free to say that I think liberty of calling the attention of the House their administration is justly chargeable with to the circumstances under which my hon. certain errors, which, however pure and amiFriends near me were called to administer the able their motives may be, have been most affairs of this country. I will not go in- detrimental. I thivk, Sir, that in England, to the details of that appalling period—and in Ireland too, there has been on their a period so appalliog, that I almost despaired part too much halting between two opinions; of the possibility of discovering any means by, that there bas been too great a disposition to which society might be restored to its proper conciliate those who wever can be conciliated and healthy state. In saying this, I have no by the acts of what I should call a liberal gowish to revert to any occurrence, for the pur-vernment (hear, hear); aud that there have pose of throwing unnecessary odium on the been some instances of their overlooking the predecessors of his Majesty's present govern- claims of their old and tried friends, who had ment. But this I may at least say, that with- always given them their cordial and zealous out having recourse to force, without propos. support. (Hear, hear.) I think that my poing any new penal enactment, bis Majesty's ble Friend has, in some things which he has government did succeed in restoring the tone done, and iu other things which he has left and security of society, and in putting an end undone, consulted more the unsuspicious to the disturbances which prevailed through kindness of liis own generous nature than the out the southern counties of the kingdom; and exigency of public affairs and the necessity of moreover, tbat they framed a measure, which, supporting his owu Goverument warranted; as I have before said, was satisfactory to á and if I am not mistaken, my noble Friend greater extent than could possibly have been bas, during the last two or three days, reanticipated, to those powerful and influential ceived a pretty severe lesson oo that score. middle classes, among whom I am sorry to say (Loud cries of a hear, hear.) I trust he will were to be found many who were not exempt fall into such errors no more. I trust that, if from the discoutent which previously pre- by the vote of this night-and on that vote the vailed. But, Sir, has the Reform Bill, which rate of the Government and of the empire dewas agreed to by this House after such long pends-I trust that, if by the vote of this night, and such frequent discussions, has it prevented and hy the confidence reposed in him by this my honourable Friends from doing any-thing House, my poble Friend should preserve, as I else for the benefit of the country during the trust in God be may (hear), his station at the Jast twelve months? Have the poor of the head of the affairs of this country, he will country derived vo benefit from the taking off hereafter abandon that tuo temporising policy the tax upon coals and candles? Has the which has in some instances marked the mea. moral, and thiuking, and reflecting part of the sures of his administration. (Hear, hear.) community, no cause for satisfaction in the This advice I trust my noble Friend will not repeal of the Game Laws, which, in spite of despise; for I can assure him that it is the the exertions of the humane and evlightened, opinion of inany other staunch friends of the had combined, session after session, to defy present Government. I feel the less scruple the strenuous and repeated attempts inade to in expressing it as there is hardly any service procure their abolition ? Has the suitor in which I am not prepared to perform for his Cbancery gained nothing by the gigantic mea. Majesty's Government, except that of taking sures of that great man, of whose almost an official situation under them. Sir, in super-human eloquence in another place I speaking of the merits of my poble Friend the will not speak-has the suitor in Chancery Lord Chancellor, I omitted to state one or two gained nothing by those gigantic efforts to things which redound as much to that noble clear the Augean stable of all that accumu- and learned Lord's honour as any of those Jated load which has so long oppressed the matters which I have described. I omitted to unfortunate suitor in that court? These, Sir, state that, with a generosity inferior only to are some of the grounds du which I think my his sense of public duty, he reduced the emohon. Friends near me bare a right to claim luments of situation to 7,0001.; emolu

ments which arising from fees in bankruptcy, | I allude ; but, consisteutly with what is due in a former year accumulated as we have been to our own opinion-consistently with what is told to 23,0001. And in establishing a Court due to the recorded sense of this House of Bankruptcy be pas refused, in compensa- consistently. with what is due to the pledge tion of the sacrifice which he has made, any which I have given to my constituents---conaddition to his retiring pension. Sir, in as- sistently with what I conceive to be my duty serting the right of my noble Friend and my to my country-I will, trespassing no longer honourable Friends to the confidence of the upon your patience, move the following ResoHouse and the country, I have put other mat- lution :-"That while this House deeply laters more forward than the great measure, the “ ments the recent fate of ihe Bill for reformJoss of which we are considering to-night," ing the Representation, in favour of which because their services in those particulars are " the opinion of the country stands unequivoless generally known; and because I wish to

“cally pronounced, and which passed this establish their claim to the confidence of the “ House after being matured by discussions House, to that confidence which I am sure “the most anxious and laborious, it feels the country will echo, as well on their other " called upon to re-assert its firın admiration measures as on that great and all-important “ of the principal and leading provisions of measure, without which I readily admit all the “ that great measure; and of expressing its rest would be of no avail; and which, when- " confidence in the integrity, perseverance, and ever it takes effect, as I trust it will after no ability of those Ministers who, in the introvery long delay (hear, bear), if the people are ducing and conducting of that measure, have orderly and quiet, and if his Majesty's Goo " so well consulted the best interests of the vernment are firm and persevering (hear, “ country.” (Hear, hear, hear.) bear), will consolidate and confirm all the Sir C. Dundas, in a low tone of voice, other blessings of the British Constitution. scarcely audible in the gallery, seconded the Sir, in these remarks I have avoided saying motion; and expressed his hope that, by takanything, aud in what remains I shall dwell as ing this decided step, the House would conshortly as possible on what has passed in ano- tribute to the preservation of public tranquilther place. (Hear, hear.) I can bave no wish, lity. I am sure I have no wish, to speak harshly of Sir Robert Peel could but regret that the the Members of the other House of Parliament. hon. and gallant Member should think it neThere are many among them individuals, cessary to put a hypothetical case of establishwho, I conceive, have taken a most unfortu- ing a government of the sword. (Hear, hear.) nate and mistaken view of this great sub. Such hypothetical assumptions of governments ject, but who, I am sure, are as incapable of established of the sword was like the pouring giving a dishonest or corrupt vote on any of vil, of which the learned Member had just question as I hope I am myself. The same spoken, (cheers),-it was pouring the oil of credit which I claim on such points, I am the sword on the stormy waves of our present. willing, and am indeed bound, to give to all discontent (cheers), when honourable memwho composed the recent majority of the House bers said that they wished that the angry of Lords. (Hear, hear.) There was one of passions might be soothed, and that the exthat majority, by far the most able, the most cited feelings of the people might be calmed. eloquent, and the most enlightened, of all the He had meant to take no other part in this opponents of the measure-I am sure no one discussion than was necessary to vindicate čan mistake the individual to whom I allude; his own consistency in the vote he should one to whom I ain attached [here the noble give, and he should not have departed froin Lord was much moved], not more by the ties that determination, had not the speeches of family connexion than by those of the lately made formed such a signal contrast to greatest respect and affection; a man distin- the speech of the nuble Lord who opened the guished by everything most amiable, by debate, and the hon. Memher who seconded everything most honourable and disinterested the motion. The noble Lord meant by proin the human character. (Hear, hear.) He, posiag his resolution to pledge the majority I am sure, has on this, as on every other occa- who had passed the bill to adhere to its prinsion in his life, been swayed hy no other than, ciples. The noble Lord naturally expected than the purest and most patriotic motives; that the Members who voted in that majority by the conviction that in the course he was would vote for his resolution; and naturally taking he was consulting that which has been perceived that those who voted against the bill, the sole object of his political career-the best were precluded by that from acceding to his interests of his country. I say this of my no-resolution. When the learned gentleman who ble friend ; and I am sure I am not disposed had just spokeu said nothing had been uttered to speak disrespectfully or unkindly of those on the principle of the resolution, did he exwho coincided with ny noble Friend in opi. pect, did the House expect, after the long disnion. And I trust those of my honourable cussion of what the lionourable and learned Friends who may follow me will allow ine re. Gentleman called disgusting and weary details spectfuly to urge my earnest request that they of the bill; did the honourable aud learned will exercise the same forbearance. (Hear, Member expect that on that occasion they hear.) I have practised this forbearance from were to renew the whole debate on the questhe respect which I feel for the body to which tion of Parliamentary reform? Those who

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