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COMMERCIAL AND MONEY-MARKET REPORT.

The brightening prospects which were held out mil to a reduction, and the trade, though scantily to the commercial world by the second reading of supplier), manifesting no disposition to give the tIk- Reform Bill in the House of Lords, and prices lately quoted. Towards the end of the which were already, to some extent, in a course month there were some public sales of Jamaica, of realization, were suddenly overcast by the di- of the new crop: the ordinary qualities obtained vision in the Committee on the lirst night, and former prices; middling qualities were Is. lower; the consequent resignation of Sari Grey and his and fine middling from 3s. to 3s. lower. The colleagues. The state of excitement into which total amount was 470 casks, about half of which the whole country, and particularly the manufac- was taken up on speculation, tnring districts, was precipitated, was such as to By an accurate examination It was ascertained put an immediate and total slop to all business, that the stock 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 lone; duration; but the stock was, In It is not to be expected that it will be in any tons.

great degree allayed, or that the manufacturer and 1335 1020

the merchant can return to the steady pursuit of 1830 1930

their respective occupations, until the great mca- 1837 1950

sure now under discussion shall have been placed 1838 3180

beyond all farther danger of delay. These ob- 1839 1730

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

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

first necessity ennnot, of course, totally cease under The deliveries for home consumption, in the

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- 1835 ..... 273

tivity, as compared with the preceding month; 1830 ..... UGO

and West India Sugars, which had suffered a de- 1837 606

pression of Is. per cwt. at the commencement of 1838 874

It, have fully recovered their former prices. 1839 W5

Strong low brown Jamaica, at 53s., and strong 1830 994

grey St. Vincent's, at 50s. to 53s. have been pur- 1831 1115

chased readily by the refiners: several parcels of 1833 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 slight tendency to depression in price. Tbe last

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

no disposition to relax in price; low yellow from BOOSurat, ord. 4§d.; good 5jd.

49s. 6d. to 50s.; raid, yellow, 51s. to 53s.; good 810 Ditto,(publicsale,) very ord. 4d.; nne,5$d.

yellow, 53s. to 54s.; good brown, 49s.; good 100 Madras, good 4Jd.

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

56s. 6d. 4}.

The stock of West India Sugars Is now 13,800 At Liverpool prices declined generally from

hhds. and tierces, being an excess of 3497 beyond \<\. to fd.; but there has latterly been a more

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

Tbe 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, the respects the Silk trade, the scantiness of the stocks stock on hand being small, and tbe demand limit- held by the manufacturers caused a demand for ed. The last average price of Sugar is 1/. 6s. lo|d. thrown silks, and good qualities obtained an inner cwt. crease of 3d. to 671. at the commencement of last

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

tation Coffee, and prices have gradually declined pletely paralyzed the trade, and the market is in a

3s. to 4s. per cwt.: at public site on the 33nd, state of total stagnation.

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

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. fl£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

A5s.; good ordinary, 67s. 6d.; and a parcel of vines have received in France from the frost. No

300 bags of fine ordinary, at 61s.; Havannab fine alteration in Geneva.

ordinary, 03s.to 65s. 6d.; Sumatra good ordinary, The chief transactions in fruit have been in

53s. to 54s. 6d.; Ceylon good ordinary, 54s. fld. to red Smyrna Raisins, which have been purchased

55s.; Mocha good ordinary brought from 73s. largely both for the home trade and for t; sport a

to 74s.; and mid. fine yellow was bought 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 Znnle have brought 60s., and Paints are steady at

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

la Indigo,Tobacco, Saltpetre, Hemp, Flax, and Turpentine, the deinaud baa bceu uniformly dull, with no alteration in price worthy of notice. The tame observation would have applied to Tallow, bat that a sudden depression took place recently; and a contract for a parcel on the spot was made at 41a. Od.

Fish Oils have lately suffered a blight depression. Sperm Oil, of first quality, brought, at pnblic sale, 601. to 60/. 10s.; and South Sea, 25/. to 20/. Seed Oils maintain tbeir prices firmly, and in Linseed Oil some advance may be anticipated.

There have been considerable arrivals of both Wheat and Flonr on the Corn Market during the past 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 3s. to 3s. per quarter, notwithstanding a contract on the part of Government for 6000 quarters. Thednty on foreign wheat was last week 25s. 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 any material fluctuation in the price of either. The stock of bonded Wbeat in London on the 12th nit. was 310,883 quarters; of barley, 13,703 quarters; and of Oats, 08,683.

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 the beginning of the month, were 84 seveneighths, fell during the period of uncertainty as to the formation of an Administration, to 83, but have since recovered. Bank Stock received a sudden impulse early in the month, and rose upwards of 5 per cent. For this various reasons were assigned: the most probable seems to be, that a renewal of the Charter is expected ou 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 the most fearful consequences resulting from a change of Ministry, caused, for a time, an extraordinary demand for gold at the Hank. Fortunately, 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 24lh ult. aie subjoined :—

ENGLISH FUNDS.

Three per Cent. Consols, 85 quarter, tbreeeighths.—Three per Cent, Cousols for the Account, 85 three-quarters, seven eighths.—Three per Cent. Reduced, 84 quarter, three-eighths.—Thru and a Half per Cent. Reduced, 92 one.eighth.—New Three and a Half per Cent. 03 one-eighth, quarter.—Four per Cent. (1820) 100 three-eighths, five-eighths.—India Slock,209,210.—Bank Stock, 205, 200.— Exchequer Bills, 10a. lis.—India Bonds, I Dis. Bar.—Long Annuities, 10 half, nine-sixteenth s.

FOREIGN FUNDS.

Belgian Loan, 75 half, 70.—Brazilian Five per Cent. 48 three-quarters, 49 quarter.—Chilian, 10, 17.—Colombian (1824,) Six per Cent. 11 half, 12 half.— Danish Three per Cent. 07 quarter, three-quarters.—Dutch Two and a Half per Cent. 44 three-eighths, live-eighths.—French Five per Cent. 90, 97.—French Three per Cent, 69, 70.— Greek 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. 08 half, 99.— Spanish Five per Cent. 14 eighth, three eighths.

SHARES.

Anglo Mexican Mines, 7, 9.—I'nited Ditto, 4/. I0s.,5/.—Colombian Mines, 5,6.—Del Monte, 271. 10s., 28/. 10s.—Brazil, 44, 45,—Bolanos, 165, 175.

BANKRUPTS

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

April 94. E. BRICE. Bristol, cabinet maker. G. i ABOKN, Horncastle, Liiicolusuir*, innke*per. E.

DAVIS, Sheffield, draper- J. I.. GARDNER, Little
Tower-street, wine and spirit merchant. W. GILL,
Islington, linen draper. W. KAVK, Maru-beiter, joiner
and builder- R. LEWIS, Forties, timber merchant.

J. MACK1NTIHK and K. H'AIMI, Caril.tt, Peubroki-
tbire, coocb builders. VV. TOWNSKND, Bn.htrlm-
aton, brewer and coal merchant. W. THOMAS. Park,

lane, Piccadilly, horse dealer. T. G WELLS, New Park-street, St. Saviour's Snuibwark, victualler.

April 77. C FOKTNUM and W. MENCKE, Nno Head Inn, P-rkbacn-rve, Surrey, patent brick mallets. J. ROBERTSON, WhitsUble, timber merchant. W. 1 AI.K Vine-Street, nnnoiirs, chocolate manufacturer. II. PYALL, London-road, and G. STROUD. Miln-r

Jlaee, Lambrib, stationers. G. KEVNOLU>, Coventry,
rugtist- K BACKHOUSE, Livt r .1, imik*ep<-r-

J. CUMM1NGS, Portsea, baker. J. BUKTINSHAW,
Stockport, cultun spinner. R. IIESI KIM N, South-

hamptou, bona merchant. G. MITCHELL, Trent ham,
Sta Hoi-dak ire, miller.

May I. J- ROGERS, Beauvoir-plarr, Hoxton, engraver. T. IJ ALDF.KSON, Great Marlboroagh-street, pewterer. R.STANLEY, Hicb Wycombe, BackiiiHham»hire, linen draper. W. STEEL, Berkrley-atreet West, Edgeware

road, • table keeper. J. POX, Nrwgete-sireel, cabinet maker. W. FAREY, Princei-strtes, Lambeth, lima

burner. W. SPICE, Great Surrey-street, Blarkfnartroad. trocar. J. PHEASANT, Ebury-stract, Pimhro,

tea-dealer- R. HARRIS, Totienhom-court-road, elmmist. W. SELKIRK, Birmingham, letter cutter- H.

WELLINGS. Birmingham, victualler. T. MORGAN and J. J AVNE, Clyduch, Monmouthshire, provi>ion merchants. J. NAYLOR, Helper, Derbyshire, cheese factor. I ■ ROGERS, Specn-hill, Berkshire, victualler. E. POPE, Abingdon, inn keeper. J. BLACHK'tlU), Drvouport, watch maker. W LINES ami J . FIMIKR, Ipswich, malsters. J BICKLEV. inn. W urwick, victualler, j. D. HEPWOK1H, Leeds, surgeon. W. HKWER. CUvrrley, Shropshire, surgeon. E REEDS, Bristol, milliner. A. COOPER, Aj>*lrside, M.iimoreland, woollen manufacinrer. J. WE&T, Newport, Mou* mouthibire, corn merrhaut.

May 4. J.TONGliand W. S. TONGK. Smiugbourne, Kent, linen drapera. W. and J. RUSSELL, South

am).ton, upholsterr-is. R- SAVAGE, Whitechapel,

cheesemonger. W. BATH, Bayswater, victualler. J. LANG LEY, Toltrnbam-atrtet, Tottenham-court-road, druKKist. W. DESSEM, Hath, tailor F. PKESTINAItl, Leather-I'iir, looking ilm manufacturer. W. tJU'I'l EH WORTH. Oldham, Lancashire, cotton spinner. W. H. PARKER. Bristol, scrivener. R. HAKEH and J. 1IARLEY, Southampton, stonemason*. J. FIELDING and W. TUKBETI, Manchester. J. MAY. Bristol, corn merchant. A. KIFT, Bristol and Bed minster, Somersetshire, apothecary. J. HEATH and S. POWELL. Bristol, bettors. J. R. UIRN1E, Masiuastokr, Hants, wharfinger. 11. 'V. ACRES, Shad-ell, victualler. J. WARREN, Ellingham, Norfolk, currier. T. EDMONHSON, Carlisle, upholsterer, carver and guilder. W. LINES and J. FISHER, Ipswich, coal merchant*. 3 WARD, Mancbaster, commission agent

May 8. J. DILLON and A- STEWARD, Mincing lone. 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 I, 1832.

HISTORICAL REGISTER.

P»«e

POLITICAL EVENTS.

Great Britain 281

The Colonies ...... 298

Foreign States 280

CRITICAL NOTICES.

Henry Masterton; or the Young Cavalier— Observations on the Law, Constitution, and Present Government of India—Liddiard'a 'lour in Switzerland and France— Ainsworth's Thesaartis Lingua* Latinae— The Canadas, by Picken—Library or Entertaining Knowledge: State Trials—Annnal Historian—Plan of Church Reform, by Lord Henley—History of Van Dlcroen's Laud—Sermon*: the Church of God—Colfon's Manual for Emigrants to America—Conurlnl Fleming—King on Lithotrity and Lithotomy—Rebecca, or the Times of Primitive Christianity — Agamemnon of i-Eschylus, translated— An Indian Tale, and other Poems—Story of the Life oi La Fayette—Encyclopaedia of Cottage, Farm, and Villa Architecture —The Natural and Artificial Right of roperty — Glen Mowbray— Fits-George —

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POLITICAL EVENTS.

GRKAT BRITAIN.

HOUSE OF I.OHDS.

May 22. The House having resolved it•elf into a Committee on the Reform Bill, the Karl 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 'lower Hamlets, containing, as they did, the Bast India Company's warehouses, the London Docks, and Saint Katharine Dorks, 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 lx>rd 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 Wharncliffe 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.

May 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 Wharncliffe 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 Winchelsea, 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 ConstitutionHe 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 I Iarrowby rose amid cries of " Question," and expressed hisdisgust at the proceedingswhich had 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 lone wornout topics of a moderate Beform, 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 ot Ilis measures with the ancient institutions o the country. The Noble Earl appealed to the House whether there had been any parts' 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 con6nned 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 portentons consequences—After Lord W'haraclifle 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
Against it . . . .22
Majority . . . 84.

The Bill was then read a third time, and passed.

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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