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COMMERCIAL AND MONEY-MARKET REPORT.

The brightening prospects which were held ont mit to a reduction, and the trade, though scantily to 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 the which were already, to some extent, in a course month there were some public sales of Jamaica, or realization, 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 ls. lower ;

arl Grey and his and fine middling from 28. to 3s. lower. The colleagnes. 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. turing 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 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 Plan. annals of trade. The resumption of tbeir official tation ; 130 tons East India; and 70 tons Foreign; functions by the Ministers gives hope that this amounting together to 930 tons; at a similar date excitement will not now be of long 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

1825 . . . . .

1620 the merchant can return to the steady pursuit of

1826. . . . . . 1920 their respective occupations, until the great mea.

1827 . . . .

1950 sure now under discussion shall have been placed

1828 . . .

2150 beyond all farther danger of delay. These ob

1829

17:20 servations, bowever, apply in their full force only

1830

1870 to manufactured goods: the trade in articles of the

1831

. 1400 first pecessity cannot, 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 Sngar Market has generally, during the last

tons. month, presented an appearance of increased ac.

1825

272 tivity, as compared with the preceding month;

18:26 . . . . .

500 and West India Sugars, which bad suffered a de

1827 . . . . . 695 pression of Is. per cwt. at the commencement of

1828 . . . . . 874 it, have fully recovered their former prices.

1829 . . . .

905 Strong low brown Jamaica, at 52s., and strong

1830

994 grey St. Vincent's, at 50s. to 52s. have been pur

1931 .

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 slight tendency to depression in price. The last bave been considerable of late, but there has been sales were no disposition to relax in price; low yellow from 960 Surat, ord. 480. ; good 5.d. 49s. 60. to 50s.; mid. yellow, 515. to 52$. ; good 810 Ditto, (public sale,) very ord. 4d.; line, 5gd. yellow, 533. to 51s. ; good brown, 498.; good 100 Madras, good 47d. strong grey, 528. to 53s.; fine grey, 548. 6. to 1100 Ditto, (public sale,) good fair 440.; good, 56s. 6d.

The stock of West India Sugars is now 13,866 At Liverpool prices declined generally from hbds, and tierces, being an excess of 2497 beyond d. to d.; 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 doll, the depression. with the exception of a slight demand for Ham- Notwithstanding the onsettled state of affairs as bro', and prices bave remained unaltered, the respects the Silk trade, the scantiness of the stocks stock on hand being small, and the demand limit. held by the manufacturers caused a demand for ed. The last average price of Sugar is 11. 6s. 10 d. thrown silks, and good qualities obtained an inper cwt.

crease of 3d, to 6d, at the commencement of last Tbere has been little demand for British Plan. month : more recent events have, however, comtation Coffee, and prices have gradually declined pletely paralyzed 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 dull, ordinary, 783. to 798. The demand for Foreign even at the reduced prices : proof Leewards bave and East India descriptions has, on the contrary, been sold for ls. 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 558.; good ordinary, 57s. 60.; and a parcel of vines have received in France from the frost. No 200 bags of fine ordinary, at 6ls.; Havannah fine alteration in Geneva. ordinary, 629. to 65s. 6d, ; Sumatra good ordinary, The chief transactions in fruit have been in 539. to 54s. 60.; Ceylon good ordinary, 545. 60. to red Smyrna Raisins, which have been purchased 559.; Mocha good ordinary brought from 72s. largely both for the bome trade and for exportato 748.; and mid. fine yellow was bought in at tion, and which have consequently risen to 39s. 1145.

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 665., and Patras are steady at of British Plantation not being disposed to sub. 748.

In Indigo, Tobacco, Salt petre, Hemp, Flax, and Turpentine, the demand has been uniformly dull, with no alteration in price worthy of notice. The saine 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. 9d.

Fish Oils have lately suffered a slight depression. Sperm Oil, of first quality, brought, at public sale, 601. to 601. 10s.; and South Sea, 251. to 201. Seed Oils maintain tbeir 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 past month, as well of home growth as from Ire. land; and upwards of 10,000 barrels of American floor, besides several small cargoes of foreign wheat. There has been a consequent decline of 23. to 33. per quarter, notwithstanding a contract on the part of Government for 6000 quarters. The duty on foreign wheat was last week 25s. 8d., being 25. lower than at the beginning of the month. The demand for Barley has been occasionally lively, and for Oats uniformly doll, without any

aterial fluctuation in the price of either. The stock of bonded Wheat in London on the 12th ult. was 316,883 quarters; of barley, 13,763 quarters; and of Oats, 68,683.

Fluctuations on the Stock Exchange during the last month, thongh considerable, bave been within barrower limits than the agitation of the country might have led to the anticipation of, from the circurgstance 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 inonth, were 84 seven eighths, 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 up. wards of 5 per cent. For this various reasons were assigned: the most probable seems to be, that a renewal of the Charter is expected on terms more favourable to the Company than bad

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 Bank. Fortunately, this was not of lung duration ; but it is estimated that from 1,000,000%. to 1,500,0001, was issued, beyond the average quantity.

Tbe closing prices of the principal Securities, domestic and foreign, on the 21th ult. are subjoined :

ENGLISH FUNDS. Three per Cent. Consols, 85 quarter, threeeighths-Three per Cent. Consols for the Account, 85 three-quarters, seven eighibs.-Three per Cent. Reduced, 84 quarter, three-eighths.-Three and a Half per Cent. Reduced, 92 one-eigbth.--New Three and a Half per Cent. 93 one-eighth, quar. ter, Four per Cent. (1826) 100 three-eighths, five-eighths.-India Stock, 209,210.- Bank Stock, 205, 206. - Exchequer Balls, 10s. 118.-India Bonds, 1 Dis. Par.-Long Annuities, 16 balf, nine-sixteenths.

FOREIGN FUNDS. Belgian Loan, 75 half, 76.- Brazilian Five per Cent. 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. 96, 97.-French Three per Cent, 69, 70.Greek Five per Cent. 32 balf, 33 balf.-Mexican Six per Cent. 32 three-quarters, 33 quarter. Portuguese Five per Cent. 52 hali, 53 half.-Portuguese New Loan, half, three-quarters, Pre. mium.-- Russian Five per Cent. Is half, 99.Spanish Five per Cent, 14 eighth, three eighths.

SHARES. Anglo Mexican Mines, 7, 9.- United Ditto, 41. 10s., 51.-Colombian Mines, 5,6.--Del Monte, 271. 10s., 287. 105.-Brazil, 44, 45,- Bolanos, 165, 175.

BANKRUPTS

FROM APRIL 24, TO MAY 22, 1832, INCLUSIVE. April 24. E. BRICE, Bristol, cabinet maker. G. WELLINGS, Birmingham, victualler. T. MORGAN CABORN, Horncastle, Lincolushire, innkeeper. E. and J. JAYNE, Clydach, Monmouthshire, provision merDAVIS, Sheffield, draper. J. L. GARDNER, Little chants. J. NAYLOR, Belper. Derbrshire, chrese fac. Tower-street, wine and spirit merchant. W. GILL, tor. T. ROGERS, Speen-bill, Berkshire, victualler. Islington, linen draper. W. KAYE, Manchester, joiner E. POPE, Abingdon, ina keeper, J. BLACHFORD, and builder. R. LEWIS, Portsea, timber merchant. Devonport, watch inaker. W. LINES and J. FISHER, J. MACKINTIRE and R. WALSH, Cartl.lt, Pembroke. Ipswich, malsters, J. BICKLEY, jun. Warwick, vicsbíre, coach builders. W. TOWNSEND, Brightelm- tualler, J. D. HEPWORTH, Leeits, sur tou. W. ston, brewer and coal merchant, W. THOMAS, Park. HEWER, Claverley, Shropshire, surgeon. E REEDS, lane, Piccadilly, horse dealer. T. G. WELLS, New Bristol, milliver A. COOPER, Ahleside, WestmorePark Street, St. Saviour's Southwark, victualler.

land, woollen manufacturer, J. WEST, Newport, MonApril 27. C. FORTNUM and W. MENCKE, Nun mouthsbire, corn merchant. Head inn, Prckham-rye, Surrey, patent brick makers, May 4. J. TONGE and W, S. TONGE. Sittingbourne, J. ROBERTSON, Whitstable, tiuber merchant. W. Kent, linen drapers. W. ond J. RUSSELL, South FALK. Vine-street, minores, chocolate bar.ufacturer ampton, upholsterers. R. SAVAGE, Whitechapel, H. PYALL, London road, and G. STROUD, Milner cheesrmonrer. W. BATH, Bayswater, victualler. J. place, Lambeth, stationers. G. REYNOLDS, Coventry, LANGLEY. Tottenban-street, Tottenham-court-road. drureist. R. BACKHOUSE, Liverpool, inakeeper. drurgist. W. DE SEM, Bath, tailor. F. PRESTIJ. CUMMINGS, Portsea, baker. J. BURTINSIAW, NARI, Leather-lane, looking xlass manufacturer. W. Stockport. cotton pioner. R. HESLEDEN, South- BUTTERWORTU, Oldham, Lancashire, cotton spinner. hampton, bone merchant. G. MITCHELL, Trentham, W. B. PARKER. Bristol, scrivener. R. BAKER and Staffordsbire, miller.

J. HARLEY, Southampton, stonemasons. J. FIELDMay 1. J. ROGERS, Bengvoir-place, lloxton, engraver. ING and W. TURBETT, Manchester. J. MAY. Bris. T. D. ALDERSON, Great Marlborough street, pewterer. tol, corn merchant. A KIFT, Bristol and Bedminster, R.STANLEY, High Wycombe, Buckingham bire, linen Somersetshire, apothecary. J. HEATH and S. POW. draper. W. STEEL, Berk-ley-street West, Edgeware. ELL. Bristol, hatters. J. R. BIRNE, Basingstoke, road, stable keeper. J. FOX, Newgate-street, cabinet Hants, wharfinger. H. V. ACRES, Shadwell, victualler. maker. W. FAREY, Princes-street, Lambeth, lime J. WARREN, Ellinghamn, Norfolk, currier. T. EDburner. W. SPICE, Great Surrey-street, Blackfriarg. MONDSON, Carlisle, upholsterer, carver and guilder. road. grocer. J. POEASANT, Ebury-street, Pimlico, W. LINES and J. FISHER, Ipswich, coal merchants. tea-dealer. R. HARRIS, Tottenham-court-road, che J. WARD, Manchester, commission agent. unist. W. SELKIRK, Birmingham, letter cutter. 1. May 8. J. DILLON and A. STEWARD, Minciog lane,

wine brokers. T. WALKER, High Holborn, tallow chandler. J. COCHRANE, Waterloo place, Pall Mall, bookseller. J. APPLEYARD, Leeds, dyer. E. COPE, Birmingham, liquor merchant. J. BLACKFORD, Devonport, watch maker. JHEAWARD, Lillhouse, Lancashire, farmer. W. WARING, Hollowell, North amptonsbire, miller. G. SHEPPARD, Almondbury, Gloucestersbire, victualler. R. CREAGHE and C. CREAGHE, Dublin, merchants, J. ROGERS, Rochdale, Lancashire, draper. R. WHITWORTH aud J. BENNET, Wilderswood, Lancasbire, cotton spioners. T. WILLIAMS, Newport, Monmouthshire, twine spinner. B. YOUNG, Downham-market, Norfolk, common brewer. G. COOPER, Exeter, staticner. J. EVANS, Chester, needle maker. W.C. FAULKNER, Dublin, merchant.

May 11. W. WILMINGTON, juu. Milborne Port, Somersetshire, glove manufacturer T. JACKSON, Old George-street, Southwark, fruit salesman. FORD, Bath, bookseller. W. H. HALSEY. Bermondsey. street, tea-dealer and grocer. J. GROUTAGE, Strand, fishmonger. J. KENTON, Hieb-street, Poplar, linen draper. J. M. STEWARD, Jerusalem Coffee-house, Cornbill, master mariner. G. DEAN, Maidstone, tallow sbandler. J. WOOD, Horsham, Sussex, dealer in earthenware. B. GOWLAND, Nelson-square, Christ. church, apothecary. J. POWELL, Newent, Gloucestershire, grocer. J. G. WORTHY, Alphington, Devon. shire, coro factor. W. HIRST, J. GIRST, and W. HIRST, jud. Gomersal, Yorkshire, merchants A. S. CORRICK, Bristol, tiiber merchant W. HENSON, Worcester, lace manufacturer. J. BEARD, Pool-quay, Montgomeryshire, wharfinger. W. BENNETT, Los. tock, Lancashire, cotton spinner. T. FRANCIS, Liverpool, builder. P. DELLANO and P. RULL, Liver pool, merchants. A. AGLIO, Smedly, near Manchester, dealer.

May 15. T. MILLER, High-etreet, Croydon, grocer. W. H. HALSEY, Bermondsey-street, tea dealer. J. H. MANN, Charles-street, St. James's square, scrivener. D. BURGESS, Old Cavendish-street, ('avendish-square, jeweller. H. T. SALMON, Oxford-street, tallow chand. ler. S. SHIRLEY, Basinghall-street, Blackwell ball factor. S. COPLAND, Coru hill, and Colebrooke-row, Islington, baker. E. HULME, Piccadilly, hatter. S. WYER, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, plumber. T. FULLER, sen. and T. FULLER, jun. Lewes and Brigh ton, Sussex, curriers. T. J. PHILLIPS, Newport, Monmouthshire, scrivener. B. COLBORNE, Walcot,

Somersetshire, carver. J. PEARSON, Wigginton, Yorkshire, tanner. S. WARREN, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, chemist. C. PARKER, Kelsham, Worcestershire, horse dealer. J. VICKERY, Bristol, corn dealer. J. ATKINSON, Cockermouth, Cumberland, dealer in slates. F. BURGIN, Statford, tanner.

May 18. J. TAYLOR, High Holborn, Middlesex, atationer. J. GRIFFIN, Holborn, laceman. W. DUN. BAR, Rosemary-Branch cottages, New-north-road, Islinge ton, bop merchant. E. DEVIN, Liverpool, muste seller. J. CALVERT, Liverpool, slate mercbant. R. ASH. BURNER, Liverpool, haberdasher. S.J. COWLEN, Bradwell-near the-Sea, beer seller. W. MOLD, Wal. sall, Stattordsbire, saddler'ironmonger. T. BROOKES, Hereford, hotel keeper. J. MORELL, Boroughbridge, Yorkshire, victualler. ELIZ. SUMMERS, Bagnor, linen draper. 'T. WILLIAMS, Inchbrook.milla, Avening, Gloucester, J. MEERS, Birmingham, gun maker. J. ROSE, Didsbury, Lancashire, victualler. R KAY and J. NUTTALL, Heap, Lancashire, paper manufacturers.

May 29. W. SANGSTER, Holland-place, Lambeth, Surrey, builder and baker. T. GREENHILL, Great Daver-street, Surrey, flour dealer. RS. DIXON, Forestrett, Lambeth, and of Durham-street, Vauxhall, Surrey, flour factor. W. D. GRAHAM and J. TATE, Nev. castle-upon-Tyne, lineu drapers and haberdashers. J. VOSE, Serle-street, Lincoln's inn-fields, boot and shoe maker. T. S. BARNES, Cheapside, warehouseinan. R BYWATER and W. B. BYWATER, Waltham Abbey, Essex, and of Cheshunt, Herts, grocers and drugeisus. J. ORBELL, juu). Walsingbain-place, Lambeth, flour factor. J. CROFT. Brunswick.row, Queen square, wine mercbant. C. BOTHAM and C. BRINSDEN, New Bond street, milliners and dress maken. S. BOUSFIELD, Heaton Norris, Lancashire, saddler, at the Palaceinn, Manchester. T.K. WILSON, Pocklington, Yorkshire, tanner, at the Red lion-inn, Great Driffield. J. HARDING, now or late of Nailsea, Somersetsbire, baker, at the Commercial-rooms, Bristol. W.SWAINSON and T. MUSTELL, of the City of London, warehousemen, at the Palace-inn, Manchester. JD. GORLEY, New Bond street and Milsom street, Bath, brush maker and perfumer. at the Three-cups.inn, Northeate street, Bath, J. MANSFIELD, Billingborough, Lincolnshire, mercer, at the mail hotel, Grantham. H. LEACH, Rochdale, flannel manufacturer, at the White-bear inn, Manchester

MONTHLY METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL,

FROM APRIL 23, TO MAY 22, 1832.

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NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE,

JULY 1, 1832.

HISTORICAL REGISTER.

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308

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Page POLITICAL EVENTS.

Babbage's Economy of ManufacturesGreat Britain .

. 281 Maternal Sketches, and otber Poems The Colonies .

. 288 Standard Novels: Discipline and SelfForeign States,

. 289 Control - Poland, Homer, and other CRITICAL NOTICES.

Poems--Scenes from the Belgian RevoluHenry Masterton ; or the Young Cavalier

tion-- Broken Chains, a Poem-Popular Observations on the Law, Constitution,

Zoology- Letters to the Young

302 and Present Government of India-Lid. | THE DRAMA : diard's Tour in Switzerland and France

EXHIBITIONS-Fine Arts

304 Ainsworth's Thesaurus Linguæ Latinæ

PROCEEDINGS OF SOCIETIES

305 The Canadas, by Picken--Library of En

VARIETIES . tertaining knowledge: State Trials-An. FOREIGN VARIETIES

310 Dual Historian-Plan of Church Reform,

RURAL ECONOMY

. 311 by Lord Henley-History of Van Die.

L'SEFUL ARTS . .

311 men's Land-Sermons: the Church of NEW PUBLICATIONS

313

voPORT God-Culton's Manual for Emigrants to LITERARY REPORT

. . . .

314 America Contarini Fleming-King on BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS OF PERLithotrity and Lithotomy-Rebecca, or

SONS LATELY DECEASED the Times of Primitive Christianity

INCIDENTS, ECCLESIASTICAL and Agamemuon of Eschylus, translated

CIVIL APPOINTMENTS, MARRIA. An Indian Tale, and other Poems- Story

GES, and DEATHS .

. 323 of the Life of La Fayette-Encyclopædia PROVINCIAL OCCURRENCES . . 324 of Cottage, Farın, and Villa Architecture BANKRUPTS

326 -The Natural and Artificial Right of ro.

COMMERCIAL REPORT

327 perty --- Glen Mowbray - Fitz-George --- METEOROLOGICAL REPORT . . 328

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POLITICAL EVENTS.

GREAT BRITAIN.
HOUSE OF LORDS.

any other district of the same size on the May 22. The House having resolved it. face of the globe.-Lord Wynford observed self into a Committee on the Reform Bill, that the wealth of the Tower Hamlets, the Earl of Carnarvon rose to oppose the containing, as they did, the East India franchise being given to the Tower Ham- Company's warehouses, the London Docks, lets; he desired to persuade their Lord- and Saint Katharine Docks, was unde. ships that the House ought not to give its niable; but that wealth belonged to the assent to a continuance of the words in the merchants of the City of London, and of Bill. Such a representation, under such the great Towns of England, not to the pocircumstances, would lead to riot and dis- pulation of the Tower Hamlets. The No. order, and none would be returned as repre. ble Lord, at considerable length, went over sentatives, but declaimers and demagogues. his objections to the Bill.-Lord Ellenbo- Lord Durham contended that, on the rough asked why, as the Metropolitan Disground of wealth, population, amount of tricts had acquired so much wealth without taxes paid, intelligence, or any other crite- representation, should it be thought necesrion, the Metropolis was entitled to even a sary to them now.–The Lord Chancellor demuch larger share of representation. Con- fended the Metropolitan clause. --Some exsidered in reference to its claims on these planations followed between the Lord Changrounds, its proportion of representation cellor, Lord Harrowby and Lord Carnarvon: should be, not sixteen, but two hundred. and the Marquis of Salisbury liaving exThe Tower Hamlets," the great bug. pressed his intention to take the division upon bear of the Bill,” was more wealthy than ihe Report, when he would enter his protest, July.VOL. XXXVI. NO. CXXXIX.

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-Lord Wharncliffe called for a division. in the hands of the House, for they could The numbers were- For the motion, 91; decide but one way; and at great length against it, 36 ; majority, 55.

the Noble Earl went over the long wornMay 23. In committee on the Reform out topics of a moderate Reform, denying Bill, Lord Ellenborough proposed a clause that the recent vote of their Lordships called giving six knights of the shire to Lancashire, for the interposition of the Crown. He entwo to each of the southern divisions, which vied not the success of the Noble Earl, who are agricultural. After some discussion, the had trampled on the Crown and fostered a House divided, when there were, Content, power that would ultimately trample on bim 15; Not content, 70; Majority, 55. and his colleagues. He went on to depre

May 24. In committee on the Reform cate the despotism of Political Unions, and Bill, and on clause the twenty-fourth, which prayed to God that his awful anticipations confers the right of voting for both counties might not be realised.- Earl Grey vindicated and towns, teing put, Lord Wharncliffe op- himself against the attacks to which he had posed the clause. He contended that per- been subject, and appealed to the opinion sons voting in towns had no right to inter- of the present generation and to that of posfere with county elections. The Noble Lord terity, to establish the purity of his motives proposed, as an amendment, that no person and the consistency of his measures with be entitled to vote for a Knight of the Shire the ancient institutions o the country. The in right of any tenement or qualification held Noble Earl appealed to the House whether in a city or borough sending a Member or there had been any party manæuvring in Members to Parliament.—The Lord Chan- his conduct through this whole measure, cellor supported the clause as it stood. Af- the necessity of which lie did not create ; ter some discussion, the House divided when for the time was evidently come when it there were-For the amendment, 23 ; against could no longer be with held. “When his it, 84; majority for Ministers, 61.

Majesty called for my services," said the May 25. The House proceeded with the Noble Earl, “my opinions were well known several clauses of the Reform Bill.

- I had always avowed them they were May 30. Earl Grey moved the order of fixed in my heart-they were confirmed by the day for going into the Committee on the all that I saw of the state of the countryReform Bill. The House went into Com- they were the foundation of the course, upon mittee accordingly.-Schedule A was added the condition of pursuing which I accepted to the Bill without opposition._Schedule B office; and, my Lords, I have exercised my was also added to the Bill without opposi- faculty according to the reason which God tion. The preamble of the Bill was agreed has given me.”—The Noble Earl continued to.—The title of the Bill was agreed to.- to reply to the taunts and accusations of the The House then resumed, and the report of preceding speakers, and maintained that the the Committee on the Bill was ordered to be measures advised and pursued were the only brought up on Friday.

measures that could prevent a collision June 1. The report of the Committee on threatening the most portentous consethe Reform Bill was brought up; some ver quences. After Lord Wharncliffe had ad. bal amendments were then made in several dressed the House, the Lord Chancellor put of the clauses. The other clauses were then the question, “That the Bill be now read a agreed to, and the Bill, as amended, was third time.”—The number of voices being ordered to be engrossed. On the motion of nearly equal, the Lord Chancellor said the Earl Grey, the Bill was ordered to be read non-contents had it. The friends of the a third time on Monday next.

Bill insisted on a division, on which there June 4. Earl Grey rose and moved the werethird reading of the Reform Bill.—The Earl

For the passing of the Bill . 106 of Winchelsea, regarding this night as the Against it. . .

22 close of the first act of the fatal and bloody

Majority . . . - 84. tragedy now coming upon the country, la

* The Bill was then read a third time, and mented the termination of the independent existence of the House of Lords, and pre. passed. dicted that the last scene of this political June 7. The Royal assent was this day drama would include the downfall of Mo- given to the Reform Bill. The Commisnarchy and overthrow of the Constitution. sioners were the Lord Chancellor, the Mar. He concluded by declaring, that as long as quis of Lansdowne, Lord Durham, Earl the Noble Earl was at the head of the Go- Grey, and Lord Holland. vernment, he would never again enter that June 14. The Marquis of Northampton House if the Bill passed. The Earl of Har- moved the second reading of the bill, to obrowby rose amid cries of “Question,” and viate the necessity of vacating seats in Parexpressed his disgust at the proceedings which liament, on accepting office under the had taken place, and taunted the Minis. Crown.- After a short discussion, the seterial side of the House on their making no cond reading was postponed. reply. He denied that “the decision" was June 15. The Marquis of Londonderry

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