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depce and possess our love. It is on the very undeserved and too warm encomi. contrary, the spirit of persecution to al. ums given to myself this day. Those tend not to the acts of men, but their opi- who have touched on these topics have, nions or their words. Thus it is that per- I fear, outgone the truth. But their praise sons who had to religion, but who will pro- will be a motive to endeavour, by the fess any faith, because they agree in words whole course of any life, to deserve such with the doctrines of the state, have been eulogies from such honourable lips. Nor enabled pot ouly to live luxuriously, not cap 1 omit to state, that I have heard only to enjoy the highest honours, but to some words which have affected my heart inflict pains and penalties, and imprison. far more deeply than any encomium conment and death, on those conscientious ferred on me. To those words I refer, inen, whose religion was most holy and in which your Secretary kindly expressed siacere, and who would not profess what his wish that the days of my father might they did not believe.
be prolonged. With the completion of As to the Test Act, I agree with all that wish my own happiness must be enthat has been said. I heartily wish that twined. The general interest manifested mark of odium, and that odions mark, in these wishes was more grateful to my should be repealed; for I canuot but heart than any plaudits you pronounce ; think that those annual acts of indemnity and I assure you, that the expression of are absurd anomalies that ought to end. this wish for the life of my father, than By them they declare that the Sacramen. whom religious liberty has no steadier tal tests which our ancestors thought friend, has made an impression on my necessary for office, are no longer ne- mind that will never be erased. cessary, and declare that persons may His Lordship then left the chair amidst omit these oaths with perfect security tó reiterated cheers; and the meeting speedthe State. But if some are honourably ily dispersed. scrupulous, and refuse the evasion of the law, and thereby shew a conscience more alive and tender ; it is to these men, most Bishop of St. David's Circular re. scrupulous and worthy, the legislature
specting the College for the Educarefuses the benefit which the less con
tion of Young Men intended for sistent may enjoy. I trust, therefore, Holy Orders in the Diocese of St. the time will soon come when the many
David's. and weighty prejudices which exist on The utility of an appropriate course this subject, will be removed, and that of studies for young men intended for we shall bail the day when, by the gene- holy orders, and the want of an institural agreement of men, those Test and tion which should unite in some consiCorporation Acts shall be regarded with derable degree the advantages of an Unijoy as abolished, and as a dispensation versity education, by combining a prounder which Britons no longer live. gressive method of theology, literature
I cannot conclude without referring to and science, with the regularity of moral that attachment to civil liberty which I discipline, first induced the Bishop of St. own is deeply engraven on my breast. It David's, in the year 1804, to propose the is a source of satisfaction to me, that establishment of a Clerical Seminary at religious liberty is in this country closely Llanddewi Brefi, for the education of connected with civil freedom; for although future candidates for orders in the dioreligious liberty is a boon so valuable, cese of St. David's, who could not afford that whatever miglit have beeu its origio, the expense of an University education. though the giver were some foul tyrant, The great extent of the diocese, the po. it should be gladly welcomed ; yet it is a verty of its benefices, and the ivability of satisfaction to think, that civil and reli- the generality of candidates for the mic gious liberty here spring up together, as vistry in it to pursue their studies at an the twin children of the Revolution. That University, render such au iustitution peunion those who love either should che- culiarly pecessary for that diocese. Many rish; and at this time, when the world objections haviog been made to Llanis in commotion, when civil and religious ddewi Brefi on account of its remote situ liberty both have suffered—when those ation, the want of a market, and its inwho have power seem uniting to oppress accessibleness for want of turnpike roads, now one and now the other, are now a recent offer of another site, dry, airy threatening the Toleration Act and now and healthy, in the precincts of Lampeter, the Bill of Rights, it becomes those who a small market town, a few miles distant love either of those liberties, to bring from Llanddewi Bren, has been made by those twin brethren closer, as oft as pos. the Lords of the Manor of Lampeter, sible, and to teach them to seek from with a benefaction of one thousand each other their best support. But I pounds. The great superiority of the must express the gratitude I feel for the new site over that of Llanddewi Brefi has
given a new impulse to the undertaking, tion to become the Pastor of the Unita
LEGAL. be useful to the other three; and in proportion as the Welsh clergy are employed Court of King's Bench, Nov. 14. The in their ministerial duties in England, it KING v. SUSANNAH WRIGHT.—Mr. Gus. may be beneficial to the whole Church. NEY prayed the judgment of the Conrt, It may also relieve the Universities, by upon the Defendant, convicted of pub. retaining at home many young men, who lishing a blaspheinous libel upon the Holy might otherwise venture, beyond their Scriptures. (See Mon. Repos. last pummeans, to resort to them. The proof ber, pp. 645-647.) Mrs. Wright prowhich the Universities have given of their ceeded to read a manuscript in defence approbation of the undertaking by their of the matter alleged to be libellous, but very liberal contributions, affords a most was stopped again and again by the Court, encouraging testimony to its utility. and at length committed to Newgate till
T. ST. DAVID's. the 4th day of next term, that she may Abergwilly Palace, August 9, 1822. be better advised, and instructed to offer Amount of subscriptions, £8375 2 0 what was fit for the Court to hear. The
reporter says, that from her manner she Ecclesiastical Preferments.
seemed to exult in the determination of
the Court. Rev. J. BREEKS, Carisbrooke, V. Isle of Wight, with the Chapels of Newport and Northwood annexed.
The KING o. SAMUEL WADDINGTON.-
The Defendant, who was convicted at the
a blaspheinous libel, contained in Palmer's
judgment. He moved for a new trial, low of St. John's, Oxford, elected one of the Under Librarians of the Bodleiun Li- Lord Chief Justice whether it was an in
one of the Jurymen having asked the brary, vice Nicol, now Regius Professor dictable offence for any person to publishi of Hebrew, and Canon of Christ Church. The Rev. JOSEPH LAWRIE; of Dumfries, his Lordship answered in the affirmative,
a work denying the divinity of Christ, appointed by the Hon. the East India Company, second Minister of the Presby- found him Guilty. Now he insisted that
upon which direction, he said, the Jury terian Church in Bombay. The Rev. Henry TATTAM, Rector of clearly wrong, because the statute ese
in this respect the learned Judge was St. Cuthbert's, Bedford, appointed and tending liberty of conscience to Unitalicensed by the Bishop of London to be rians had expressly declared that to deny Chaplain to the English Church at the the godhead of Christ was not an offence Hague. The Rev. Lord W. SOMERSET, ap: GENERAL said the Defendant had mis.
in the eye of the law.—The SOLICITOR-
answer to the question alluded to, pat by
not say that to deny the divinity of Christ Removals of Ministers. was an indictable offence, but that a pubThe Rev. PendLEBURY HOUGHTON has lication, like the present, in which our given notice of his intention to resign the Saviour was called a murderer and an situation of one of the ministers in Pa- impostor, was a blasphemous libel, and radise-Street Chapel, Liverpool, in March indictable as such.—Mr. Justice Baney, next.
Mr. Justice HOLROYD and Mr. Justice
BEST, severally expressed their opinions The Rev. William Stevens resigns at against a new trial, and maintained that Lady-Day next, the pastoral charge of the direction of the Chief-Justice upon the Unitarian Congregation at Neroport, the character of the libel was perfectly in the Isle of Wight.
right, because, independeutly of the sta
cute alluded to, no man of common sense, THE Rev. Joseph MARRIOTT, of White to whatever Christian sec the belonged, Church, Salop, has accepted the invita- could doubt that it was libellous to speak
of our Saviour in the terms contained in self. Mr. GURNEY addressed the Court this publication.- The DEFENDANT ad. in aggravation, and in forcible terms called dressed the Court in mitigation of punish- their Lordships' attention to the heinous ment, and warned the Judges against character of the libel. The Chief Jusgiving an unjust sentence, as they ten- TICE asked the Defendant, whether if the dered the account they would have to Court were disposed to let him go upon vive of their own conduct at the day of his owu recognizance to come up for judgment. - The Court sentenced the judgment when called upon, he was preDefendant to 12 months' imprisonment pared on oath to give up all the copies of in the Middlesex House of Correction, the libel which were in his possession ? aud at the expiration of that time to give The DEFENDANT said he was prepared to security for his good behaviour for 5 give up the only two copies which were years, himself in 1001, and two sureties in his own possession ; but that all the in 501. each,
remaining copies had been detained by the printer for a debt of 501., which he
owed him, and which were now selling at In the Court of King': Bench, Nov. 19, the machine, of which his Lordship was WILLIAM CLARK, bookseller of the Strand, no doubt aware, for the benefit of the was brought up for judgment, having printer, and not for his benefit. Mr. been convicted, at the sittings after the GURNEY said this was an additional last term at Westminster, of publishing aggravation of the printer's offence, as he Atheistical libel, entitled Queen Mab, by stated on the face of the work that he Percy Bysshe Shelley. The Jury had was himself the printer. The Chief recommended the defendant to mercy on JUSTICE. Will you give up the name of the ground of the destitution to which he the printer? The DEFENDANT replied, had been reduced. The defendant now that though he and the printer were at put in an affidavit, stating, amongst other variance, still, under the agreement into things, that he published the work as a which they had originally entered, he literary or poetical curiosity; that he had could not fairly give him up to prosecuno object or wish in selling the work, tion. He would rather suffer any punishbeyond the gain he might probably make ment himself than be guilty of such a by the publication, and that, shortly be. breach of faith. The CHIEF JUSTICE fore the commencement of this prosecu- observed, that the object of the Court tion, he priuted and afterwards published would be to secure the copies of the work a pamphlet which contained an answer to which were unsold. The DEFENDANT the doctrines in Queen Mab; that on his was then permitted to retire upon an receiving notice of its prosecution by the understanding that he should come up “ Society for the Suppression of Vice," again this day se'nnight, and in the inhe offered to Mr. Pritchard, the agent of terim have such communication with the the Society, to give up the whole im. Solicitor of the prosecution as might pression; that he wrote afterwards to lead to the object which the Court was Mr, Wilberforce, one of the members of desirous of effecting-panely, the entire the Society, making the same offer, and suppression of the work. entreating his merciful consideration of the case, but received from Mr. Wilber- Nov. 25. W. CLARK was this day force only the verbal answer, that depo- again brought up for sentence. He put nent was not a person to be treated with, in an affidavit purportivg that only 25 and must go to trial; and that he had a copies of Queen Mab remained unsold in wife and two small children entirely de the hands of the printer; and that these pendent upon him for support ; and that were now brought into Court; that beby the prosecution he had been reduced fore 50 copies of the work had been sold, froin a state of considerable mercantile the Defendant repeatedly offered to Mr. credit to insolvency, and compelled to Pritchard, attorney for the prosecution, undergo the disgrace of taking the benefit all the remainder of the impression, and of the Insolvent Debtors' Act. This that he verily believed the copies now being read, the Defendant, “ a young produced in Court were all that remained man of gentlemanly address and consi- undisposed of, because in his experience derable cultivation," entreated as he was as a bookseller, he always found that the completely destitute, that the Court circumstance of a book's being the subject would rather increase his term of im- of prosecution produced a very rapid sale prisonment than call upon him to find of such a book. - Mr. GURNEY urged the sureties for his future good behaviour, as sale of the copies and the refusal to give he should not be able to procure them. up the printer's name (which the DefenHe did not care if it was solitary confine. dant persisted that in honour he could ment, as he had some literary works on not give up) in aggravation of punishhand, to which he wislied to apply him- ment.-On the 25 copies being given up
to the Society for the Suppression of mature years, classical education, and Vice, the Court proceeded to sentence knowledge of the world. The policy the Defendant to four months' imprison. which had been imputed to the church ment, at the same time praising the ge- had no existence. Was it true that a neral conduct of the Defendant during clergyman was married to his first hiring, the prosecution,
and might never afterwards bave intercourse with other parishes ? If so, there
could be no preferment—no dean could In the Court of King's Bench, West- erer be made a bishop, and translations minster, June 1, Lord SONDES brought could exist no longer. The offer was an actiou against- FLETCHER, Clerk, to again repeated, that if Mr. Fletcher would recover damages ou a bond for 12,0001. resign, the bond sbould be cancelled. The The defendant had been travelling tutor Lord Chief Justice charged the jury, that to Lord Sondes, who, in 1814, presented at present they were not called on to give him with the living of Kettering, in North- any opinion as to the legality of the boud. amptonshire ; taking from him the bond They were not compelled to give the whole above described, to enforce his resigua- penalty, but might make such deductions tion of it as soon as either of his lord- as they thought fit. In his opinion, the ship's younger brothers should be quali- way to estimate the value of the living fied to hold it. This condition, which the was in reference to the life of Mr. Wat. bond was to provide for, was brought son, and not of Mr. Fletcher. They had about in 1820, when Mr. Fletcher was nó power to compel Mr. Fletcher to rerequired to resign in favour of the Hon. sign; but they must give compensation W. Watson, one of the plaintiff's bro. iu money to Lord Sondes, not because thers. He refused, however, and con- money was strictly a compensation, but tended that the bond was void on the because, as in some other cases, it was ground of simony. The action was ac- the only one which they could render. cordingly for the amount of damages con- The jury, after inquiring whether Mr. ditioned in the bond. For the defendant Fletcher could not be obliged to resign, it was alleged, that he had quitted a ra- and receiving an answer in the negative, luable curacy to accompany Lord Sondes assessed the damages at 10,0001. in his continental tour, on the under- The defendaut afterwards moved for a standing that he should be presented to new trial, but this was refused. the first living that came into the gift of his noble pupil,--that when he was presented to the living of Kettering, subject A MEETING took place at Edinburgå a to the hard condition of the bond, it was short time ago to take into consideration understood that he should hold it until the state of the Greeks, when Dr. M'CRIE, Lord Sondes could give him some other the biographer of Joha Kuos, mored a preferment which he might absolutely series of Resolutions, of which the fol. enjoy--which engagement had never been lowing are two: “That the same and performed. That in point of law, the history of the Greeks are associated with boud iu question was void as against recolections of the most sacred natttre, ecclesiastical policy, which directed that and excite in the breast of the scholar, the union between a clergyman and his the patriot and the Christian, a deep and parishioners should not be broken at the lively interest in the fate of that once caprices of individuals, but should be illustrious, but long oppressed and de. severed only by death.-That, at all graded people."" That a subscription events, so many deductions were in be immediately opened for the relief of equity to be made from the sum stated those Sciots who survive the massacre, in the bond, as would make the damages and such other Greeks as may be placed merely nominal. Witnesses proved the in similar circumstances.” A considera. net value of the living to be 7461. per an
ble sum is said to have been immediately num. Mr. Morgan, of the Equitable subscribed. A meeting for the same Insurance Office, stated that the living purpose was called at Glasgow, but put was worth to the defendant, at his time off for a time lest any political discussions of life, ten years' purchase, but to the should manifest an appearance of party Hon. W. Watson, a young man of 24, it during the King's visit. was worth 24 years' purchase, which would give 10,4401. The counsel for the plaintiff (Scarlett), denied the promise of
Sunday Tolls. another living. He would have the jury The General Turopike Act, which lo judge which party was likely to make takes effect on the 1st of January nest, an imprudent bargain, and to suffer by provides for the exemption of Dissenters the cunning of the other a young noble- from Sunday Tolls in going to and from man just entering life, or a clergyman of their usual places of worship. But the
exemption is said not to apply to any of the abuses have been corrected which turnpike within five miles of London. had prevailed in the conduct of the courts
of mixed jurisdiction at Sierra Leone,
but that experience has proved the neTue Unitarian Society has resolved to cessity of altering that provision, which reprint RAMMOHUN Roy's religious tracts, renders it necessary for the slaves to have as soon as a complete collection can be been actually on ship board to justify the obtained. This is an act of justice to condemnation of the vessel, and of althat distinguished Reformer, since the lowing due weight to be given to that Baptists, with censurable partiality, have decisive proof of the object of the voyage, republished Dr. Marshman's part of the which is afforded by the peculiar mode controversy with RAMMOHON Roy, on of fitting and equippir.g slave vessels. the subject of the Triuity.
“ That it is some alleviation of the pain produced by the almost uniform te
nour of these distressing accounts, to PARLIAMENTARY.
learn that the Cortes of Spain have sabHOUSE OF COMMONS,
jected all who should be found concerned
in Slave Trading to a severe punishment; JUNE 27, 1822.
and that with this evidence of a just estiResolutions on the Slave Trade, moved mate of the guilt of the crime, we cannot
by Mr. WILBBRFORCE, and second- but hope that they will not rest satisfied ed by Mr. W. SMITH.
with a legal prohibition, but that they
will provide the requisite means for car“Resolved, nemine contradicente, That rying their law into execution. an humble address be presented to his « That we find with concern that the Majesty, to represent to his Majesty that vessels of Portugal, so far from gradually the deep interest which this House has retiring from the trade, have been carryso long taken, and still continues to take, ing it on with increased activity, more in the abolition of the Slave Trade, has especially on that very part of the coast led us to peruse with no little solicitude which is to the north of the Line, in the papers relative to that subject, which direct violation of the treaty by which by his Majesty's commands were lately she had stipulated to confine her trade to laid before us ; nor could we forbear the south of it. indulging a hope that his Majesty's re- “That we cannot but cherish the hope gewed representations and remonstrances that the new Government of Portugal would have at length produced the de- will manifest a warmer zeal for enforcing sired effect of causing the various goveru- a treaty which every law, divine or huments by whose subjects the Slave Trade inan, binds her to observe; that we have was still carried on, seriously to consider observed with no little pleasure the zeal the numerous and powerful obligations for the abolition of the Slave Trade that under which they lay, to co-operate with has been manifested by the commanders his Majesty, heartily and efficiently, in of the ships of war of the United States order to put an end for erer to this enor- of America, employed on the coast of mous evil.
Africa, and the disposition they have “ But that we have learned with grief shewa to co-operate with the officers of and shame, that, with very few exceptions, his Majesty's navy for their commou obevery hope of this nature has been alto- jecto; but that we are concerned to have gether frustrated, and that we are still perceived in the American Government compelled to witness the strange and no disposition to give up the objections huniiliating spectacle of practices which it formerly urged against the establishare acknowledged to be made up of wick, ment of a mutual right of examining each edness and cruelty by the very governments other's ships on the coast of Africa. whose subjects are nevertheless carrying That we had hoped that the powerful them on upon a great and continually arguments used by a committee of the increasing scale.
House of Representatives in favour of “ That we observe, however, with sa. this arrangement would have their just tisfaction, that the powerful reasoning weight, more especially that which points and continued expostulations of his Ma- out the difference, or rather contrariety, jesty's government, enforced by the strong between this conventional and qualified and persevering remonstrances of his system and the right of searching neutral Majesty's Ambassador at the Court of vessels, without any previous treaty, as the Netherlands, have at length produced claimed and practised in war. Above all, an admission of the just construction of that the consideration so strongly enthe treaty with that Power.
forced, that it is only by the establish“ That we are glad to see that some ment of some such system that the trade