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by the Hindoos as a mark of respect factures. Fourthly. Complete suffor their religion. We allude to the frage and vote by ballot.
Fifthly. interest excited in England by the Abolition of the present poor law, measure, as gratifying evidence that and augmentation of well-regulated the British authorities in India will charitable institutions." find that they can not hereafter aug- The Irish Catholic priests have ment their revenues and strengthen embarked, it is said, with zeal in their power, by patronizing the su
About five hundred perstitions of the natives. They will pounds sterling per week are conbe obliged by public sentiment to tributed for the use of the Associaconduct their government on Chris- tion. The British ministry, Lord tian principles.
Wellington in the house of lords, It is gratifying also to learn that and Sir Robert Peel in the house the present government is likely to of commons, have explicitly anrecover the good opinion of the nounced their intention of arresting world, by recent measures of re- the movement, by force if necesform, the principal of which is the sary. O'Connell receives the threat abolition of slavery. When Eng- with defiance, declaring that he lish philanthropists have spoken with shall in all his measures respect exseverity of the system of slavery isting laws, but if any new enactin this country, they have been re- ments are made to suppress the agiferred to the oppressions of their tation, they will be forcibly resisted. own government in India. This The present aspect of things is retort we can no longer make. All far more serious than was antici. that we who abhor slavery can now pated in the early stages of the say, is in our personal defense—the movement. power is not in our hands—we can only pray and give our testimony in favor of justice, and wait with patience until a majority of the peo- This association, formed for the ple perceive the duty of a general purpose of procuring the total reemancipation.
peal of the corn laws of Great Bri. tain, is rapidly advancing in wealth and influence. Meetings are held in every part of the country—lib
eral subscriptions have been made, The Irish Catholics, under O'Con- amounting to more than fifty thounell, are pushing the project of the sand pounds—the press, the platrepeal of the union, with undimin- form, and the pulpit, are all enlisted ished vigor. In a letter to the peo- to produce a public sentiment, ple of Ireland, O'Connell pronounces which shall force on the governthe present year, 1843, the great ment the desired reform. Sir Robrepeal year. He encourages the ert Peel has lately announced that united exertions of the clergy and he shall not at present consent to laity by the assurance of immediate any further change in the corn laws. success. He enumerates “five great But it seems to be a prevailing opinmeasures” as the basis upon which ion, that the monopoly must yield he seeks “to combine all Irishmen to the vigorous assaults of the oppo. in the struggle for the repeal of the sition. Union.” “First. The total abolition of the tithe rent charge. Secondly. Fixity of tenure for the occupying tenants. Thirdly. The encourage- This party is of recent origin in ment and perfecting of Irish manu. England, and owes its existence to
ANTI-CORN LAW LEAGUE.
REPEAL OF THE UNION BETWEEN
ENGLAND AND IRELAND.
COMPLETE SUFFRAGE PARTY.
a growing conviction in the minds ment has discovered that neither the of the friends of reform, that the church nor the army, can subdue country can never escape from the the discontent of the lower classes; evils of class-legislation, and obtain and it is manifest that a remedy a complete redress of grievances, must be provided, or at no distant until the people have a full and fair day this discontent will break out representation in parliament. The in popular insubordination, too genphilanthropist, Joseph Sturge, a gen- eral and terrific to be resisted. This tleman who will be remembered remedy is sought for in a new syswith respect by all who had the tem of education, not for the agripleasure of meeting him, during his cultural population, the most unenvisit 10 this country, is the acknowl. lightened, but for the inhabitants of edged leader of this movement. the manufacturing towns, where the The Non Conformist, a paper edit- people are taught by their mechan. ed with great ability, is devoted to ics' institutions, societies, trades' the cause; and the principles of unions, and constant intercourse with the association appear to be win the world, to form opinions of their ning their way to favor. The par- own, and combine for the protecty will probably soon be able to tion of their rights. They are fearcarry the elections in many impor- ed; therefore they must be educa. tant towns in the kingdom; and is ted. But not on a liberal principle. destined, we think, to hold a prom. The schoolmasters are to be apinent place in its domestic history. proved by the bishop; and the cler. The main argument for complete gy of the establishment are to have suffrage, is, that all the people of the sole charge of the morals and England are taxed; and that there religion of all the children not atis no sounder principle than that tached to dissenting congregations. there should be no taxation without Thus the great mass of the factory representation. This extension of children are to receive their first the right of suffrage, however, is ideas of religion and of duty, from not demanded solely as a measure the paid tools of the government. of justice and political expediency; The writer just quoted, states that but as an original right of British the selfish views of the government subjecis, enjoyed fully by the an- in this affair, are betrayed by a gross cient Britons, under the Saxon rule, neglect to provide for the education and to some degree after Magna of the people in the rural districts, Charta, and lost, not by the consent for which object immense endowof the disfranchised, but by succes- ments have been heretofore besive acts of tyranny.
queathed, sufficient, if properly man.
aged, to supply the means of edu. NATIONAL EDUCATION IN ENGLAND. cation for most of the poor of the
kingdom. These endowments have The English minister for the been misappropriated. Why does home department, Sir James Gra- not the government compel the right ham, has lately introduced a bill in. application of these funds? A plauto parliament, for the education of sible answer, to say the least
, is, poor children in the manufacturing that the good of the people is not districts. The measure seems to desired, but only a convenient inbe one of state policy, rather than strument, such as is furnished by one of real concern for the welfare the factory bill, for governing them. of the people. “The thing aimed We do not wonder at the opposiat,” says the Non Conformist, " is tion of dissenters to a measure, not so much to instruct the people, framed so evidently for the support as to govern them.” The govern of the established church. Instruc:
tion in reading, writing, arithmetic, of Christ, is a happy expedient, to and geography, should be given in awaken these emotions, and produce school gratuitously to the poor; but this unity. in religion the instruction should be A proposition has lately emanated given out of school, not by the gove from the commission of the General ernment, but by individuals and vol. Assembly of the church of Scotland, untary associations. This would for a general convocation in Longive equal rights to the several don of evangelical churches, by delsects; and that sect which made egates duly appointed, for the purthe greatest exertions, would proba- pose of protesting against Socinianbly make the most converts. ism or "Rationalism, Popery, and
Tractarianism; and effecting other CHRISTIAN UNION.
objects of Christian fellowship and
benevolence. A meeting was held by ministers and Christians of different denom- THE LATE DUKE OF SUSSEX. inations, June 2d, 1843, at Craven Chapel, London, for the very lauda- The death of this excellent noble purpose of expressing their mu- bleman, on the 2d of April last, detual fellowship in Christ, on the serves to be chronicled, with some ground of their agreement in the account of his life and character, fundamental truths of the Gospel. in every journal that is devoted to The Baptists, the Wesleyans, the the cause of human improvement Lutherans, the Independents, the and happiness. He was the ninth National Scotch church, the Mora child and fifth son of George vians, were all represented. The III; and in the liberality of his meeting was one of deep interest; principles, the cultivation of his and is to be succeeded by others of mind, and the generosity and kindthe same kind. We see evidence ness of his heart, he excelled all in this proceeding, that our breth. the members of his family. In ren of the several evangelical de. early life he appeared as the advonominations in England, have dis- cate of civil and religious liberty; covered the true secret of Christian and for half a century adhered inunion-not a hopeless struggle to flexibly to the cause of freedom, bring all into a single organized through every change of adminisbody, which is productive of aliena tration, becoming only more detion, rather than unity—but a volun- cided in his views as he advanced tary veiling of what is peculiar in in years. The abolition of the slave each, by the broad mantle of their trade, and of slavery ; the removal common faith. They love the same of the disabilities of all classes of Master, the same cause, the same dissenters, including Jews and Cath. essential truths; they are parts of olics; the amelioration of the crimithe same spiritual body; they differ nal law; popular education ; the only in forms and articles of belief, arts and sciences; every thing which not vital to the salvation of man. tends to promote the well being of They need only feel how numerous the people, received his support. and close are their points of union, From the passage of the corn-bill in and how trivial their differences, to 1835, to his death, he uniformly cement their hearts in brotherly af- exerted his influence against the fection, and combine their energies measure. In 1830, he was raised in measures of Christian benevo- to the presidency of the Royal Solence. Meetings for the recogni- ciety. But his highest honor is, tion of each other as Christians, and that for more than forty years he of the ministers of each as ministers was the liberal patron and advocate of every benevolent enterprise. No will be charged hereafter only 8d. institution, no project, that promised The English have also obtained to be useful, appealed in vain to mission to transport their mails to him for assistance. Nor were the and from India, through France, on Duke's adherence to liberal princi- very favorable terms. This advanples, and sympathy with the people, tage is a natural result of their new unattended by personal sacrifices. post-office system. Are the people Until the death of George IV, he of this country never to experience was in disgrace at court ; treated similar improvements ? Must the with neglect, excluded from all lu- interests of the country be forever crative appointments, and strictly sacrificed to the selfishness of indiconfined to the income allowed by viduals ? parliament. The independent and liberal mind of the Duke was man
REVOLUTION IN HAYTI. ifested no less clearly by his mar
A revolutionary movement, head. riage, first to the Lady Augusta de ed by Riviere Herard, broke out the Ameland Murray, which marriage 28th of January last, at Praslin, a was declared null by the preroga. sugar plantation in the plain of Tortive court; and next, to Lady Če- beck, in the island of Hayti; the cilia Gore. He thus united his for- object of which was to obtain an tunes to a British subject, contrary amelioration of the administration to an absurd law of the realm ; and of President Boyer. Herard was that his remains may not rest apart at first joined by only three hundred from those of his wife, he directed men, but they were soon strengthin his will, that they should be de- ened by volunteers from among the posited at Kensal Green ; the first people, and by desertions from the instance in which a prince of the army. He proceeded with the blood royal will repose in a public greatest moderation, from victory to cemetery We admire his supe victory, avoiding in all possible riority to a senseless pride of birth; cases the shedding of blood, until on we admire his whole character. the 21st of March, after a short skirWhat is more worthy of admiration, mish, in which only ten or twelve than a nobleman of his rank, reared lives were lost, he entered Port au in the midst of luxury, sycophancy Prince in triumph. Boyer was com. and vice; the brother of George pelled to abdicate his office, and IV, that vilest libertine of his age; with his high officers he left the rising superior to his temptations ; country. A provisional government preserving his purity ; distinguish has been established, and preliminaing himself for his excellent character ry steps have been taken for the forand scholarship at Gottingen; then mation of a new constitution—which appearing at home the uncompromis- it is expected will secure to the peoing advocate of all human rights, ple the more complete enjoyment of and the earnest patron of all good in- civil and religious rights. The manstitutions ? Happy were it for Eng. ner in which this revolution was efland, if she had many such princes. fected, the regard constantly mani
fested by the insurgents for life and POSTAGE.
property, and the moderation and The rate of postage between Eng. firmness which have characterized land and France, has been reduced all their proceedings, are acknowl. in the ratio of five to two; that is, a edged to reflect the highest honor letter which was charged ls. 8d., on the people.
Corrections.--Page 231, second column, read Lengerke, for Zengerke; so p. 235. Page 241, first column, line 16, for 163, read 164.