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COMMERCIAL AND MONEY-MARKET REPORT.

The brightening prospects which were held oat mit to a redaction, and the trade, though scantily 1o the commercial world by the second reading of supplied, manifesting no disposition to give the the Reform Bill in the House of Lords, and prices lately quoted. Towards the end of thewhich were already, to some extent, in a course month there were some public sales of Jamaica, of realisation, were suddenly overcast by the di- of the new crop; the ordinary qualities obtained vision In the Committee on the first night, and former prices; middling qualities were Is. lower; the consequent resignation of Earl Grey and his and fine middling from 2s. to 3s. lower. The colleagues. The state of excitement iuto which total amount was 470 casks, about half of which the whole country, and particularly the inanufac- was taken tip on speculation. luring districts, was precipitated, was such as to By an accurate examination it was ascertained put an immediate and total stop to all business, that the stork of Coffee at the port of Liverpool and to Induce a stagnation without parallel in the on the 30th of April, consisted of 730 tons Planannals of trade. The resumption of their official tation; 130 tons East India; and 70 tons Foreign; functions by the Ministers gives hope that this amounting together to 030 tons; at a similar date excitement will not now be of long duration; but the stock was, in ft is not to be expected that it will be in any tons.

great degree allayed, or that the manufacturer and 1823 10*0

the merchant can return to the steady pursuit of 1826 1020

their respective occupations, until the great mea- 1827 1050

sure now under discussion shall h;ive been placed 1828 2180

beyond all farther danger of delay. These ob- 1829 1720

nervations, however, apply in their full force only 1830 1870

to manufactured goods: the trade in articles of the 1831 1400

first necessity cannot,of course, totally cease under The deliveries for home consumption, in tin

any circumstances. first four months of each of those years, were, in

The Sugar Market has generally, during the last tons,

month, presented an appearance of increased ac- 1825 ...... 272

tivity, as compared with the preceding month; 1826 ..... 500

and West India Sugars, which had suffered a de- 1827 G05

presslon of Is. per cwt. at the commencement of 1828 874

it, have fully recovered their former prices. 1820 O0S

Strong low brown Jamaica, at 52s., and strong 1830 004

grey St. Vincent's, at 50s. to 52s. have been pur- 1831 1115

chased readily by the refiners: several parcels of 1832 1176

new Antigua, in good condition, have brought The Cotton Market has been very quiet, with a

from 51s. to 57s. The public sales of Mauritius alight tendency to depression in price. Hie last

have been considerable of late, but there has been sales were

no disposition to relax in price; low yellow from 960 Snrat, ord. 4fd.; good 5£d.

49s. 6d. to 50s.; mid. yellow, 51s. to 52s.; good 840 Ditto, (public sale,) very ord. 4d.; fine, 5fd.

yellow, 53s. to 54s.; good brown, 40s.; good 100 Madras, good 4£d.

strong grey, 52s. to 53s.; fine grey, 54s. 6d. to 1100 Ditto, (public sale,) good fair 4jd.; good,

56s. 6d. 4|.

The stock of West India Sugars is now 13,866 At Liverpool prices declined generally from

hhds. and tierces, being an excess of 2497 beyond £d. to fd.; but there has latterly been a more

that of last year at the corresponding period. brisk demand, and American has recovered from

The Refined Market has been invariably dull, the depression, with the exception of a slight demand for Ham- Notwithstanding the unsettled state of affairs as bro*, and prices have remained unaltered, die respects the Silk trade, the scantiness of the stocks slock on hand being small, and the demand limit- held by the manufacturers caused a demand for ed. The last average price of Sugar is 1/. 6s. lojd. thrown silks, and good qualities obtained an inner cwt. crease of 3d. to Gd. at the commencement of last

There has been little demand for British Plan- month : more recent events have, however, com

tatiou Coffee, and prices have gradually declined pletely paralysed the trade, and the market is in a

3s. to 4s. per cwt.: at public sile on the 22nd, state of total stagnation.

good ordinary Jamaica brought 76s., and fine The Rum Market has been exceedingly dnll,

ordinary, 78s. to 79s. The demand for Foreign even at the reduced prices: proof Leewards have

and East India descriptions has, on the contrary, been sold for Is. 6$d. free on board. There have

been brisk, and has caused an advance of 2s. to been extensive arrivals of Brandy, but the market

3s. per cwt. Ordinary Brazil sold for 54s. to is firm in consequence of the injury which the

55s.; good ordinary, 57s. 6d.; and a parcel of vines have received in France from the frost. No

200 bags of fine ordinary, at 61s.; Havannah fine alteration in Geneva.

ordinary, 62s.to 65s. Gd.; Sumatra good ordinary. The chief transactions in fruit have been in

63s. to 54s. 6d.; Ceylon good ordinary, 54s. Gd. to red Smyrna Raisins, which have been purchased

45s.; Mocha good ordinary brought from 72s. largely both for the home trade aod for exports

to 74s.; and mid. fine yellow was bonght in at tion, and which have consequently risen to 39s.

114s. per cwt. from 37s. the former quotation. There

The Liverpool Coffee Market has been exceed- have been considerable arrivals of currants; fine

ingly dull throughout the last month, the holders Zante have brought 66.*., and Patras are steady at

of British Plantation not being disposed to sub- 74s.

In Indigo,Tobacco, Saltpetre, Hemp, Flax, ami Turpentine, tbe demand has been uuiformly dnll, with no alteration in price worthy of notice. The Mine observation would have applied to Tallow, but that a sudden depression took place recently; and a contract for a parcel on the spot was made at 41s. 04.

Fish Oils have lately suffered a blight depression. Sperm Oil, of first quality, brought, at pnblic tale, 601. to 60/. 10s.; and South Sea, 25/. to 26/. Seed Oils maintain their prices firmly, and in Linseed Oil some advance may be anticipated.

There have been considerable arrivals of both Wheat and Flour on the Corn Market during the post month, as well of home growth as trom Ireland; and upwards of 10,000 barrels of American flour, besides several small cargoes of foreign wheat. There has been a consequent decline of 2s. to 3s. per quarter, notwithstanding a contract on the part of Government for 6000 quarters. The doty on foreign wheat was last week 23s. 8d., being 2s. lower than at the beginning of the month. The demand for Barley has been occasionally lively, and for Oats uniformly dull, without aoy material fluctuation in the price of either. The slock of bonded Wheat in London on the 12th alt. was 316,883 quarters; of barley, 13,763 quarters; and of Oats, 68,683.

Fluctuations on the Stock Exchange during the last month, though considerable, have been within narrower limits than the agitation of the country might have led to the anticipation of, from the circumstance of the transactions being generally for a real transfer of stock, and that little was done on mere speculation. Consols, which, at tbe beginning of the month, were 84 seveneighths, fell during the period of uncertainty as to the formation of an Administration, to 83, hot have since recovered. Bank Stock received a sadden impulse early in the mouth, and rose upwards of 5 per cent. For this various reasons were assigned: the most probable seems to be, that a renewal of tbe Charter is expected on terms more favourable to the Company than had

been anticipated. It subsequently suffered a depression in common with other Securities, but has since rallied, and is within 2 per cent, of the former highest price. The excitement of the public mind, under the apprehension of ihe most fearful conseqneuccs resulting from a change of Ministry, caused, for a time, an extraordinary demand for gold at the Bank. Forluuately, this was not of long duration; but it is estimated that from 1,000,000/. to 1,500,000/. was issued, beyond the average quantity.

The closing prices of the principal Securities, domestic and foreign, on the 24th ult. are subJoined :—

ENGLISH FUNDS.

Three per Cent. Consols, 85 quarter, threeeighths.—Three per Cent. Consols for the Account, 85 three-quarters, seven eighths.—Three per Cent. Reduced, 84 quarter, three eighths.—Three aud a Half per Cent. Reduced, 92 one-eighth.—New Three and a Half per Cent. 03 one-eighth, quarter.—Four per Cent. (1826) 100 three-eighths, five-eighths.—India Stock, 200,210.—Bank Stock, 205, 206.— Exchequer Bills, 10s. lis.—India Bonds, 1 l)is. Ear.—Loug Annuities, 16 half, nine-sixteenths.

FORKION FUNDS.

Belgian Loan, 75 half, 76.—Brazilian Five per Ceut. 48 three-quarters, 49 quarter.—Chilian, 16, 17.—Colombian (1824,) Six per Cent. 11 half, 12 half.— Danish Three per Cent. 67 quarter, three-quarters.—Dutch Two and a Half per Cent. 44 three-eighths, five-eighths.—French Five per Cent. 9G, 97.—French Three per Cent, 69, 70.— Creek Five per Cent. 32 half, 33 half.—Mexican Six per Cent. 32 three quarters, 33 quarter.— Portuguese Five per Cent. 52 half, 53 half.— Portuguese New Loan, half, three-quarters, Premium.—Russian Five per Cent. 98 half, 09.— Spanish Five per Cent. 14 eighth, three eighths.

SHARES.

Anglo Mexican Mines, 7, 9.—United Ditto, 4/. 10s., 5/.—Colombian Mines, 5,6.—Del Monte, 27/. 10s., 28/. 10s.—Brazil, 44, 45,—Bolanos, 105, 175.

BANKRUPTS

FROM APRIL 24, TO MAY 22, 1832, INCLUSIVE.

April <4. E. BR1CE, Bristol, cabinet maker. G.
CABOKN, Horncaatle, Liucolusbirt, innkeeper. E.

DAVIS, fro-fli-ld, draper- J. L. GARDNER, Little
Tower-street, «tne ind spirit merchant. W. GILL,

Islington, linendrapcr. VV. KAVE, Manchester,joiner
and builder. R. LEWIS, Purt*ea, timber mrn-bant.

J. MACKINT1RK and K. WALsH, Cartl.tt, Petnbmke*hire. etiacb builders. ». TOWNSKND, Hrmbt-lmston, brewer end coal merchant. VV. THOMAS. Park

lane, Piccadilly, borte dealer. T. C WELLS, New Park-ttreet, St. Saviour'* S«uthwark, victualler.

April *7. C FORTNUM and W. MENCKE. Nua Head inn, Peckham-rve, Surrey, patent brick maker*. J. ROBERTSON, W hitst-bte, timber merchant. W. FAI.K Vinc-atreel, iiunuriii, chocolate manufacturer. II. PYALL. London-mad, and G. STROUD, Miln-r

Jlace, Ltmbrth, stationers. G. REYNOLD*, Ciiteutry,
mniat. R. BACKHOUSE, Liverpool, im.keep.-r.

J. CUMM1NGS, Portiea, baker. J. BURTINSHAW,
Stockport, cotton spinner. R. HES1.EDEN, South'

hamptoii, bona merchant. G. MITCHELL, Trenthaui,
Staffordshire, miller.

May I. J. ROGERS Besuvoir-place, Hoxtou. engraver. T. D. ALDERSON, Great Marlboroueh-atreet, pewterer. R.STANLEY, Huh Wycombe, Buckinahaimhire, linen draper. W. STEEL, Berk-Uv-*lrest West, Edgeware

road, stable keeper. J. FOX, Nrwgate-ttrret, cabinet maker. W FAKEY, Primes-itreet, Lamhetb, lime

burner. W. SPICE, Great Surrey-street, Blarkfriar*road, grocer. J. PHEASANT, Ehury-street, Pimlico,

tea-dealer- R. HARRIS, ToUenhara-court-road, chassis). W. SELKIRK, Birmin|banf letter cutter. H.

WELL1NGS, Birmingham, victualler. T. MORGAN and J. JAYNE, Clyrluch, Monmuuthahire, provision merchant!. J. NAYLOR, Helper, Derbyshire, chrese factor. T. ROGERS, Speen bill, Bcrkahire, victualler. E. POPE, Abinadon, inn keeper. J. BLACH1 oull, Devonport, watch maker. W. LINES and J. FfellER, Ipawicb, ma later*. J, HICKLEY. juu. Warwick, victualler. J. D. HEPWOKTH, Leeds, surgeon. W. HEWER, Claverley, Shropshire, t-urgeon. E REED'S. Brutal, mtlhoer. A- COOPER, Auxlmde, Westmoreland, wo.>lleu manufacturer. J. WEST, Newport, Mom* m<>utb*bire, corn merchant.

May 4 J. TONGE and W. S. TONGE. Sittingbourae, Kent, linen drapers. W. and J. RUSSELL, South

ami'ton, upholsterers. R SAVAGE, Whitechapel,

checar monger. W. BATH, Beyawater, victualler. J.
LANG LEY, Tottenham-*!*, et. Tottenham-court-road,
druK(tiit. W. DESSEM, Hath, tailor, F. PREST1-
NAUI, Leather-lane, looking tflats manufacturer. W.
BUTTEKWORTH, Oldham, Laucaahire, cotton tpinner.
W. It- PARKER. Bristol, scrivener. R. BAKER and
J. HARLEY, Southampton, atone masons. J. FIELD-
ING and W. TUKBETT, Manchester. J. MAY. Uria-
tol,corn merchant. A- K1FT, Briatol and Be.diuinater,

Somersetshire, apothecary. J- HEATH and S. POW-
ELL. Bristol, baiter*. J. R. UIRNIE, Basingstoke,
Hants. wharfinger. II. 'V. ACRES. Shadwell, victualler.
J. WARREN, Ellinnham, Norfolk, currier. T. ED-
MONDSON, Cartiale, upholsterer, carver aud gailder.
W. LINES and J. FlSHEK, Ipswich, coal merrhauta.
J WARD, Mancbeater, commiinon agent

May 8. J. DILLON and A. STEWARD, Mmcteg lane. Somcrseuhire, carvtr. J. PEARSON, Wiggiatou.

win* broken. T. WALKER, High Holborn, tallow chandler. J- COCHRANE. Waterloo place, Pall Moll, bookseller- J- APPLEYARD, Laeds, dyer. E. COPE. Birmingham, liquor merchant. J. BLACKFORD,

Devonport, watch maker. J HEAW ARD, Hillbouie, Lancashire, farmer. W. WARING, H.illowell, Northamptonshire, miller. (_■. SI I EPPAKD, Almondbury, Gloucestershire, victualler. R. CREAGHE and C.

CREAGHE, Dublin, merchants. J. ROGRKS, Rochdale. Lancashire, draper. R. Willi UOII III and J. RENNET, Wilderswood, Lancashire, cotton spinners. T. WILLIAMS, Newport, Monm<>u(hshire,twine spinner. B- YOUNG, Dtwnham-market, Norfolk,common brewer. G. COOPER, Ex. i r. stationer. J. EVANS, Chester, needle maker. W.C. FAULKNER, Dublin, merchant.

May ll. W. WILMINGTON. jun. Milborue Port, Somersetshire, glove manufacture*. T. JACKSON,

Old George-street, Southwark, fruit salesman- J.

FORD, Bath, bookseller. W. H. HALSEY. Bermondaeystreet, l> ..-dealer and grocer. J- GROUTAGE, Mr...ni, fishmonger. J. KENTON, High-street, Poplar, linen draper. J. M. STEWARD. Jerusalem Coffee-house, Cornbill. master mariner. G DEAN, Maidstone, tallow chandler. J. WOOD, Horsham, Sussex, dealer in

earthenware. E. GOWLAND, Nelson-square, Christ

cburcb, apothecary* 1 ■ POWELL, Newent, Gloucestershire, grocer. J G. WORTHY, Alphingtnn, Devonibire, corn factor. W. HIRST, J. HIRST, and W.

HIRST, juo. Goateraal, Yorkshire, merchants- A. S. CORRICK, Bristol, timber merchant W. HENSON,

Worcester, lace manufacturer. J. BEARD, Pool-quay, Montgomeryshire, whnrfinger. W. BENNETT. Los

lock, Lancashire, cotton spinner. T. FRANCIS, Liverpool, builder. P. DELLANOand P. RULL, Liverpool, merchant*. A. AGLlO.Smedly, near Manchester, dealer.

May 15. T. MILLER, High-street, Croydon, grocer. W. H". HALSEY, Bermondsey-strert, tea dealer. J. II. MANN. Charles-street, St. Jatnee's-tquare, srrivener. D. BURGESS, Old Cnvendish-street, Cavendish-square, jeweller. . I T. SALMON, Oxford-street, tallow chandler. N- SHIRLEY. Uasiughallstreet, Blackwell hall factor. S- COPLAND, Coruhill, and Colebrooke-row, Islington, baker. E. Ill I,ME, Piccadilly,hatter. S. WYEk, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, plumber. T, FULLER, sen. and T. FULLER, jun. Lewes and Brighton, Susses, curriers. T. J. PHILLIPS, Newport, Monmouthshire, scrivener. B. COLBORNE, Walcot,

Yorkshire, tanner. S. WARREN, Burton-upon-Trent. SiafTunishire, chemist. C. PARKER, KeUham, Worcesttrvhire, horse dealer. J- V1CKERY, Bristol, corn

dealer. J. A1K1NSON, Cockermontfa, Cumberland,

dealer in slates. F. BURGIN, Stafford, tanner.

May 16. J- TAYLOR, High Holborn, Middlesex, stationer. J. GRIFFIN, Holborn, tacaman. W. DUNBAR, Rosemary-Branch cottages, New-north-road, Islington, hop merchant. E. DEVTN, Liverpool, music seller. J CALVERT, Liverpool, slate merchant. K- ASHHURNER, Liverpool, haberdasher. 8. J. COWLEN,

Bradwell-near-the-Sea, bear seller- W MOLD, Walsall, Staffordshire, saddlers' ironmonger. I - BKOOKRS, Hereford, hotel keeper. J . MOUELL, Boroughbndge,

Yorkshire, victualler. ELI/.. SUMMERS, Bagnor, linen draper. T- WILLIAMS. Inchhrook-mills, Avenmg, Gloucester. J. MEERS. Birromgbam, gun maker.

J. ROSE, Didsbury, Lancashire, victualler. R KAY and J. NU I I ALL, Heap, Lancashire, paper manufactu

May 03. W. SANGSTER, Holland-placa. Lambeth. Surrey builder and baker. T. GREENHIUL, Great D'lver-slrcet, Surrey, flour dealer. R. S- DIXON. Forastreet, Lambeth, and of Durham-street, Yauxasl I, Surrey, flour factor. W. D. GRAHAM and J. TATE, New

castte-upon-Tyne, linen drapera and buberdasbers. JVOSE, Serle-straot, Lincoln's-tnn-fielda, boot ^and shoa maker. T- S. BARNES, Cheapsidc, warehouseman.

H BYWATER and W. B- BYW ATER. W.ltham Abbey, Essex, and of Chetbunt, Herts, grocers ainl drugrista. J. ORBELL, jun. Waisin^bam-place, Lambeth, flour factor. J. CROFT. Bruuswick-row, Qoeen sqoare*

winemercbant. C. BOTHAMandC. BRINSDEN, New Bond street, milliners and dress maker*. S. BOUS

FIELD, Heatnn Norris, Lancashire, saddler, atthePalacainn, Manchester. T- K. WILSON, Pocklinaton, York

shire, tanner, at the Red lion-iun. Great Driffield. J. HARDING, now or late of Nailsea, Somersetshire, baker, at the Commercial-rooms, Bristol- W. &WAINSON and T. MUSTELL, of the City of London, warehousemen, at the Palace-inn, Manchester. J. D. GORLEY, New Bond-street »ud Mileom-street, Bath, brush maker and

Jerfumer. at lh>- Three-cups- inn. North cats street, Bath. . MANSFIELD, Billingboroogh, Lincolnshire, mercer, at the msil hntel, Grantham- II LEACH. Rochdale, flaonel manufacturer, at the White-bear niu, Manchester

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THE

NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE.

JULY 1, 1832.

HISTORICAL REGISTER.

POLITICAL EVENTS.

Great Britain

The Colonies

Foreign States

CRITICAL NOTICES.

Henry Masterton; or the Young Cavalier— Observations on the Law, Constitution, and Present Government of India—Liddiard's lour in Switzerland and France— Ainsworth's Thesaurus Lingua? Latina;— The Canadas, by i'icken—Library of Entertaining Knowledge: State Trials—An. noal Historian—Plan of Church Reform, by Lord Henley—History of Van Diemen's Land—Sermons: the Church of God—Colfon's Manual for Emigrants to America—Contarini Fleming—King on LJthotrity and Lithotomy—Rebecca, or the Times of Primitive Christianity— Agamemnon of /K*ch)lus, translated— An Indian Tale, and other Poems—Story of the Life 01 La Fayette—Encyclopaedia of Cottage, Farm, and Villa Architecture —The Nalnral and Artificial Right of roperty — Glen Mowbray — Filz-George —

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POLITICAL EVENTS.

OR BAT BRITAIN.

HOUSB OF LORDS.

May 23. The House having resolved itself into a Committee on the Reform 13ill, the Earl of Carnarvon rose to oppose the franchise being given to the Tower Hamlets; he desired to persuade their Lordships that the House ought not to give its assent to a continuance of the words in the Bill. Such a representation, under such circumstances, would lead to riot and disorder, and none would be returned as representatives, but declaimers and demagogues. — Lord Durham contended that, on the ground of wealth, population, amount of taxes paid, intelligence, or any other criterion, the Metropolis was entitled to even a much larger share of representation. Considered in reference to its claims on these grounds, its proportion of representation should be, not sixteen, but two hundred. The Tower Hamlets, " the great bugbear of the Bill," was more wealthy than

July—vot. xxxvt- No. exxxix.

any other district of the same size on the face of the globe.—Lord Wynford observed that the wealth of the Tower Hamlets, containing, as they did, the Bast India Company's warehouses, the London Docks, and Saint Katharine Docks, was undeniable; but that wealth belonged to the merchants of the City of London, and ot the great Towns of England, not to the population of the Tower Hamlets. The Noble Lord, at considerable length, went over his objections to the Bill.—Lord Ellenborough asked why, as the Metropolitan Districts had acquired so much wealth without representation, should it be thought necessary to them now.—The Lord Chancellor defended the Metropolitan clause Some explanations followed between the Lord Chancellor, Lord Harrowby and I^ord Carnarvon: and the Marquis of Salisbury having expressed his intention to take the division upon the Report, when he would enter his protest, 2 o

—Lord Whamcliffe called for a division. The numbers were—For the motion, 91; against it, 36; majority, 55.

May 23. In committee on the Reform Bill, Lord Ellenborough proposed a clause giving six knights of the shire to Lancashire, two to each of the southern divisions, which are agricultural. After some discussion, the House divided, when there were, Content, 15; Not content, 70; Majority, 55.

Mav 24. In committee on the Reform Bill, and on clause the twenty-fourth, which confers the right of voting for both counties and towns, being put. Lord Whamcliffe opposed the clause. He contended that persons voting in towns had no right to interfere with county elections. The Noble Lord proposed, as an amendment, that no person be entitled to vote for a Knight of the Shire in right of any tenement or qualification held in a city or borough sending a Member or Members to Parliament.—The Lord Chancellor supported the clause as it stood. After some discussion, the House divided,when there were—For the amendment, 23 ; against it, 84; majority for Ministers, 61.

May 25. The House proceeded with the several clauses of the Reform Bill.

May 30. Earl Grey moved the order of the day for going into the Committee on the Reform Bill. The House went into Committee accordingly.—Schedule A was added to the Bill without opposition—Schedule B was also added to the Bill without opposition.—The preamble of the Bill was agreed

to. The title of the Bill was agreed to.—

The House then resumed, and the report of the Committee on the Bill was ordered to be brought up on Friday.

June 1. The report of the Committee on the Reform Bill was brought up; some verbal amendments were then made in several of the clauses. The other clauses were then agreed to, and the Bill, as amended, was ordered to be engrossed.—On the motion of Earl Grey, the Bill was ordered to be read a third time on Monday next.

June 4. Earl Grey rose and moved the third reading of the Reform Bill.—The Earl of VVinchelsea, regarding this night as the close of the first act of the fatal and bloody tragedy now coming upon the country, lamented the termination of the independent existence of the House of Lords, and predicted that the last scene of this political drama would include the downfall of Monarchy and overthrow of the Constitution. He concluded by declaring, that as long as the Noble Earl was at the head of the Government, he would never again enter that House if the Bill passed.—The Earl of Harrowby rose amid cries of " Question," and expressed hisdisgustat the proceedings which bad taken place, and taunted the Ministerial side of the House on their making no reply. He denied that " the decision "was

in the hands of the House, for they could decide but one way; and at great length the Noble Earl went over the long wornout topics of a moderate Reform, denying that the recent vote of their Lordships called for the interposition of the Crown. He envied not the success of the Noble Earl, who had trampled on the Crown and fostered a power that would ultimately trample on him and his colleagues. He went on to deprecate the despotism of Political Unions, and prayed to God that his awful anticipations might not be realised.—Earl Grey vindicated himself against the attacks to which he had been subject, and appealed to the opinion of the present generation and to that of posterity, to establish the purity of his motives and the consistency of (lis measures with the ancient institutions o the country. The Noble Earl appealed to the House whether there had been any party manoeuvring in his conduct through this whole measure, the necessity of which he did not create; for the time was evidently come when it could no longer be withheld. "When his Majesty called for my services," said the Noble Earl, "my opinions were well known — I had always avowed them—they were fixed in my heart—they were confirmed by all that I saw of the state of the country— they were the foundation of the course, upon the condition of pursuing which I accepted office; and, my Lords, I have exercised my faculty according to the reason which God has given me."—The Noble Earl continued to reply to the taunts and accusations of the preceding speakers, and maintained that the measures advised and pursued were the only measures that could prevent a collision threatening the most portentous consequences.—After Lord Whamcliffe had addressed the House, the Lord Chancellor put the question, " That the Bill be now read a third time."—The number of voices being nearly equal, the Lord Chancellor said the non-contents had it. The friends of the Bill insisted on a division, on which there were—

For the passing of the Bill .106
A gainst it. . . .22
Majority . . . 84.

The Bill was then read a third time, and

June 7. The Royal assent was this day given to the Reform Bill. The Commissioners were the Lord Chancellor, the Marquis of Lansdowne, Lord Durham, Earl Grey, and Lord Holland.

June 14. The Marquis of Northampton moved the second reading of the bill, to obviate the necessity of vacating seats in Parliament, on accepting office under the Crown.—After a short discussion, the second reading was postponed.

June 15. The Marquis of Londonderry

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