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of Parliament, derogatory from the dignity of the Crown, and injurious to the best interests of the Empire." ar
On Saturday, June 24, a deputation of the House of Commons waited on her Ma. jesty. The deputation consisted of Mr. Wilberforce, Mr. Stuart Wortley, Sir T. D. Acland, and Mr. Bankes.
Her Majesty received them in the drawing room, where she was attended by Lady Anne Hamilton, and by Messrs. Brougham and Denman on her right and left side, in their full-bottomed wigs and silk gowns. The members of the deputation were severally introduced to her Majesty by Mr. Brougham, and had the honour of kissing her Majesty's hand. Mr. Wilberforce then read the Resolutions of the House of Commons. The following reply was then read by Mr. Brougham:
"I am bound to receive with gratitude every attempt on the part of the House of Commons to interpose its high mediation, for the purpose of healing those unhappy differences in the Royal Family, which no person has so much reason to deplore as myself. And with perfect truth I can declare, that an entire reconcilement of those differences, effected by the authority of Parliament, on principles consistent with the honour and dignity of all the parties, is still the object dearest to my heart.
"I cannot refrain from expressing my deep sense of the affectionate language of these resolutions. It shews the House of Commons to be the faithful representative of that generous people to whom I owe a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid. I am sensible, too, that I expose myself to the risk of displeasing those who may soon be the Judges of my conduct. But I trust to their candour and their sense of honour, confident that they will enter into the feelings which alone influence my determination.
It would ill become me to question the power of Parliament, or the mode in which it may at any time be exercised. But, however strongly I may feel the necessity of submitting to its authority, the question, whether I will make myself a party to any measure proposed, must be decided by my own feelings and conscience, and by them alone.
"As a subject of the State, I shall bow with deference, and, if possible, without a murmur, to every act of the Sovereign Authority. But, as an accused and injured Queen, I owe it to the King, to myself, and to all my fellow subjects, not to consent to the sacrifice of any essential privilege, or withdraw my appeal to those principles of public justice, which are alike the safeguard of the highest and the bumblest individual.”
Wednesday, June 14.
A Court of Common Council of the City of London was held for the purpose of presenting a Congratulatory Address to Queen Caroline, on her arrival in this country.— The Address was proposed by Mr. Favell. The Sheriffs having waited on the Queen, to know at what time she would be pleased to receive the Address, her Majesty appointed Friday, at one o'clock. On that day the Lord Mayor, in full state, attended by Aldermen Wood, Thorp, Waithman, Mr. Sheriff Rothwell, Mr. Sheriff Parkins, the Common Serjeant, City Officers, and about 90 members of the Common Council, set out from Guildball about twelve o'clock, and proceeded to her Majesty's residence in Portman-street, accompanied by an immense concourse of people. Every arrangement had been made for the reception of the Corporation. After their admission, the Common Serjeant read an Address,
Her Majesty was evidently much affected during the reading of the Address, but bore the pressure of her recollections with dignified self-command. The Queen returned a most gracious answer.
Friday, May 12.
In the Court of King's Bench, in the case Richard Hayes, clerk, v. E. A. Kendall, Esq. Mr. Chitty moved for a rule to shew cause why a commission should not be sent out to Rome, for the purpose of examining his Holiness Pope Pius VII. Cardinal Gonsalvi, and other church dig. nitaries of that city, in order to support certain special pleas of justification to an action for a libel brought by the plaintiff, a Catholic clergyman of Ireland, against the defendant. The cause was set down for trial by special jury at the sittings after next Term; and it was sworn that the defendant could not safely proceed to trial without the testimony of the above named witnesses. A rule to shew cause was granted.
Tuesday, May 16.
In the cause of Lord Hawke e. Corri, calling herself Lady Hawke, in the Consistory Court, Sir W.Scott dismissed the suit. Thursday, May 18.
The anniversary festival of the Corpo. ration of the Sons of the Clergy, which has for its object the apprenticing the Children of the necessitous Clergymen, took place in St. Paul's. The Cathedral had to boast the attendance of a great number of persons of rank, fashion, and respectability. The collections both at the door, and after dinner at Merchant Tailor's-hall, were very considerable.
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and discipline of the Gauls is productive of much crime and misery; that experience has satisfactorily demonstrated the beneficial effects of salutary arrangements in Prison Discipline, by which humane treatment, constant inspection, moral and religious instruction, judicious classification, and well-regulated labour, seldom fail to reclaim the most guilty, and soften the most obdurate; and that the general adoption of an improved and enlightened system, in the construction and management of public Prisons, would very essentially contribute to the diminution of crime.
"That by a personal inquiry which this Society has made into the cases of 2000 juvenile depredators, there is reason to believe, that in London and Westminster, and the Borough of Southwark, there are upwards of 8000 boys who derive subsistence by the daily perpetration of offences; and that no means for the diminution of juvenile delinquency will be so efficacious as the erection of a prison for youthful of fenders in the Metropolis, to be conducted on an enlightened system of discipline.
"That this Society has adopted arrangements for the relief of destitute boys, desirous of abandoning their vicious habits: that the success of the Society, in reform. ing youthful criminals, has been highly satisfactory; but it is greatly to be regretted, that the low state of its finances has obliged the Committee to reject the earnest petitions of many who have had the strongest claims for assistance."
Wednesday, May 31.
The King has given a medal and gold chain to Sir Thomas Lawrence, to be worn by him as President of the Royal Academy. His Majesty's present wil', it is said, be followed by an order for the Members to wear upon all public occasions, robes or gowns, according to their several ranks in the Institution, nearly similar to those which distinguish the different degrees at the two Universities.
Saturday, June 10.
The Court of King's Bench in the King v. Waithman, Parkins, &c. gave judgment, that it was not legal to interpose matters at the Common Hall of the Livery, irrelevant to the object for which they were convened ; but as the defendants had acted on an impression that the contrary was the law, their Lordships discharged the rule, without costs.
His Majesty was pleased to hold a drawing room for the celebration of his birthday, at Buckingham-house; which was most numerously attended.
The Metropolis was thrown into some alarm by a temporary feeling of insubordination in the First Battalion of the Third Guards. It arose from circumstances unconnected with any considerations of a political nature. The grounds of complaint alleged were, that their removal into the new barracks in the King's Mews deprived them of many advantages they enjoyed while on billet; that their pay was insufficient; and their duty too hard, &c. It is hardly necessary to say that all these circumstances together amounted to no real grievance. Discontent first shewed itself on this evening; and on the Duke of Gloucester, as Colonel of the Regiment, laying the state of things before the Commander in Chief, orders were directly issued, to change the quarters of the battalion. The insubordination continued throughout the night. At four the next morning the first division, however, marched off for Portsmouth without a murmur; and the report received from them in the course of the day was satisfactory. Exaggeration was as usual at work; crowds of idle rabble collected the whole of Friday round the gates of the Mews; and some miscreants endeavoured, happily in vain, to inflame the passions of the military. In the evening the Horse Guards were called out to disperse the crowd, and quietness was restored. Saturday at four the remainder of the battalion followed the companions, after having been inspected by the Duke of Wellington. Tuey expressed their contrition for what had passed.
A quarrel occurred among the lower Irish who inhabit St. Anne's-court, St. Anne's street, Westminster. The Policeofficers and Constables having failed in quelling the disturbance, procured the assistance of the Tilt Guard of 12 men, headed by Lieut. Fraser. The mob attacked both the Police and Military, assailing them with brickbats and other missiles from the tops of the houses, and attacking them with bludgeons, &c. Betts, a constable, was dreadfully cut in the
neck; and another, Dagnell, severely beaten. One fellow presented a pistol to the breast of Lieut. Fraser, but it flashed in the pan. He was then secured; but the resistance continued so formidable, that Lieut. Fraser was obliged to order his party to fire upon them, which they were forced to do repeatedly before they could succeed in putting down the disturbance. A number of persons were wounded. A house, which formed the head-quarters in the affray, was forced open by the soldiers with the butt ends of their muskets, and nine persons seized. The windows were shattered by the shots previously fired. Yesterday morning nine of the lodgers were taken to Queen-square Office; when it appearing that the conduct of the Constables was illegal, the prisoners, who are all bricklayers labourers, were discharged.
DRURY LANE THEATRE. May 29. Virginius; or, The Fall of the Decemviri, a Tragedy, on the same subject as the piece recently brought out at Covent Garden (see p. 465), but much less successful.
June 12. The Admirable Crichton, an Afterpiece, produced for the benefit of
Mr. Kean. It was poor in itself, but serv ed to shew the versatile powers of the actor, who sang, played on the piano forte,danced, (but in this exhibition sprained his ancle), and gave imitations of Messrs. John Kemble, Braham, Bannister, Munden, Harley, Dowton, &c. &c. He has been confined ever since by the accident. It is said he has determined never to take another be. nefit, and that in the Autumn he leaves England for America.
June 17. David Rizzio, a Serious Opera, said to be written by a Colonel Hamilton. The music was by Messrs. Attwood, Braham, and other distinguished composers, The subject will be obvious to every reader of the history of Mary Queen of Scots. Braham was the Rizzio, and produced some very charming music. piece was well received.
COVENT GARDEN THEATRE. May 22. The Battle of Bothwell Brigg a Scottish Romance, professedly founded on the well-known story of Old Mortality. in The Tales of my Landlord: the Music partly composed, and partly compiled, by Bishop. The Scenery was beautiful and grand, and was well received.
June 6. Wine does Wonders; or, The Way to Win Him. An abbreviation of Farquhar's "Inconstant," for a benefit.
INTEREESTING INTELLIGENCE FROM THE LONDON GAZETTES.
HERALD'S COLLEGE, May 13. - The Officers of Arms, habited in their tabards, assembled at Westminster, and being mounted on horses of the Life Guards, and attended by the Serjeant at Arms, also mounted, proceeded to the front of Westminster Hall, where, after the trumpet had sounded thrice, his Majesty's Proclamation appointing the day for the Coronation, and the first sitting of the Court of Claims (see p. 466), was read by Chester Herald. A procession of the Officers of Arms, &c. was then formed, which proceeded to Temple Bar (the gates of which were shut), and Bluemantle Pursuivant of Arms advancing between two Trumpeters, demanded admittance. He was introduced to the Lord Mayor, who directed the gates to be opened. Chancery Lane the Proclamation was read a second time by Richmond Herald. The Lord Mayor then fell into the procession after the Officers of Arms; which advanced to the Royal Exchange, when the procla mation was read the third time by Somerset Herald. The Officers of Arms, and the Officers of the Life Guard, afterwards partook of an elegant dinner at the Mansion House.
COURT OF CLAIMS, May 18.-The Rt. Hon. the Commissioners appointed to
hear and determine all the Claims and Services to be performed at the time of the ensuing Coronation, and of fees to be received for the same, met for the first time this day, in the Painted Chamber; and after several petitions of claims had been presented, the Commissioners adjourned.
[The Court met again on the 25th of May; the 3d, 16th, and 25th June; and received a great variety of interesting claims, but as the determinations of the Commissioners have not been officially announced, we purposely abstain from de. tailing them for the present.]
HERALDS' COLLEGE, June 17. — These are to give notice to all Peers who attend at the solemnity of his Majesty's Coronation, that the robe or mantle of the Peers be of crimson velvet edged with minever, the cape furred with minever pure, and powdered with bars or rows of ermine, according to their degree. Their coronets to be of silver gilt, the caps of crimson velvet turned up with ermine, with a gilt tassel on the top, and no jewels or precious stones are to be set or used on the coronets, or counterfeit pearls instead of silver balls.
HENRY HOWARD MOLYNEAUX HOWARD,
PROMOTIONS AND PREFERMENTS.
GAZETTE PROMOTIONS, &c. April 15. Lord F. Conyngham, appointed First Groom of his Majesty's Bedchamber, and Master of the Robes; Hon. F. Lamb, Envoy to the Germanic Diet; Brook Taylor, esq. Envoy to the King of Bavaria; Alex. Cockburu, esq. Envoy to the King of Wurtemberg; C. R. Vaughan, esq. Secretary to the British Embassy in France; and L. Harvey, esq. Secretary to the British Embassy in Spain.
The 26th Foot to bear on its colours and appointments, in addition to any other badges or devices, the words "Bergen-opZoom," in commemoration of the distinguished services of the regiment at that place, on the 2d of October, 1799.
Royal Artillery-Brevet-colonel and Lieut. colonel Maclean to be Colonel; and Lieut.-col. Boger from the half-pay, to be Lieut. col.
The Earl of Morton, Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
J. Connel, esq. Procurator of the Church of Scotland, Knighted.
May 20. F. M. Ommanney, esq. and C. Grey, esq. one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Madras, Knighted; and Rev. R. Synge to be Chaplain to the British Merchants at Bahia.
May 23. Sir George Nayler, York Herald, and Blanc Coursier Herald of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath, King of Arms of Hanover, &c. &c. to be Clarenceux King of Arms and Principal Herald of the South, East, and West parts of England, vice G. Harrison, esq. resigned; also C. G. Young, esq. Rouge Dragon Pursuivant of Arms, to be York Herald, vacated by the above promotion.
Lord J. G. Beresford, Archbishop of Dublin, is appointed a Privy Counsellor in Ireland,
May 27. Mr. Frederick Cathcart has been appointedSecretary to the Russian Embassy; Mr. E. C. Desbrowe, Secretary to the Legation to Switzerland; Dr. J. Gregory, First Physician to his Majesty in Scotland.
Brevet Major C. R. G. Hodson, of the East India Company's service, to be Lieut.-colonel in the Island of St. Helena, and to the Eastward of the Cape of Good Hope.
May 30. Sir C. W. Bampfylde to be Sheriff of Somersetshire, v. Napier, dec. Royal Regiment of Artillery-Brevet Colonel and Lieut. col. Sir G. A. Wood to be Colonel; and Brevet Lieut.-col. and Major Macdonald to be Lieut.-col.
June 3. F. Townsend, esq. has been appointed Rouge Dragon Pursuivant, vice Young, promoted. G. Colman, esq. is appointed Lieut, of the Yeomen of the Guard; and Major T. Lindsay, of the GENT. MAG. June, 1820.
East India service, has been permitted to wear the insignia of the Persian Order of the Lion and Sun.
Major-gen. Griffiths, to be Captain of Yarmouth Castle, Isle of Wight.
Major-general Lewis Grant, to be Governor in Chief of the Bahama Islands.
Lord Gwydir sworn a Member of the Privy Council.
June 17. Lord Galway to be Lord Lieutenant and Sheriff Principal of Kirkcudbright.
13th Dragoons-Lieut.-colonel Sir J. Browne to be Lieut.-col. without purchase. Brevet-Capt. Fitzgerald, of the 12th Foot, to be a Major in the Army.
George Webb Hall, esq. Secretary to the Board of Agriculture, vice Young, dec.
Rev. Alfred Wm. Roberts, M.A. Burgh-
Rev. Richard Baker, son of Sir Robert Baker, Chief Magistrate of Bow-st. Chaplain to the British residents at Hamburgh.
Rev. Wm. Harrison (Vicar of Fareham), Prebend. in Winchester Cathedral, vice Rev. F. Iremonger.
Rev. James Hooper, Stowell R. Somer. setshire.
Rev. R. Marks, Great Missenden V. Bucks.
Rev. C. F. Bamgfylde, LL. B. (Rector of Hemington and Hardington) Dunkerton R. near Bath.
Rev. T. O. Bartlett (Rector of Swanage) Sutton Montagu R. Somerset.
Rev. T. F. Green, Gravely with Chisfield R. Herts.
Rev. W. Killett, Kenninghall V. Norf. Rev. Dr. Gabell (Head Master of Winchester College) Binfield R. Berks.
Rev. Dr. Moysey (Rector of Walcot) Archdeacon of Bath.
Rev. Mr. Baker, Minister of Christ Church, Bath.
Rev. R. H. Froude, M. A. (Rector of Dattington, Devon) Archdeacon of Totnes. Rev. E. Lye, A. B. Raunds V. Northamp.
Rev. Francis Bickley Astley, M. A. Chaplain to the Earl of Ailesbury, to hold Bishopstrow R. (on the presentation of John Dugdale Astley, esq.) with Manningford Abbots R. both in Wilts.
Rev. J. Davies, M. A. to the Rectory of Staunton Wyvile, held by dispensation with the Rectory of Glooston, both in Leicestershire.
April 2. At Woodham Walter, the wife of the Rev. Gery Bryan, a son.
May 11. Nancy, wife of George Howard, of Furness, Derbyshire, four male children. Two of them, with the mother, are likely to do well, but the other two died almost immediately.-21. At Alresford, the Lady of the Hon. Capt. Robert Rodney, R. N. son and heir.-22. In St. James's-sq. Lady H. Williams Wynn, son and heir.-24. At Paris, the Lady of the Right Hon. Edward Thornton, his Majesty's Envoy Extraordi
nary and Minister Plenipotentiary at the Court of his Most Faithful Majesty, a son. Lately. At Lyndhurst, the Hon. Lady Stopford, a daughter.
June 7. The Hereditary Princess of Oldenburgh, a daughter.-11. In Upper Grosvenor-str. her Grace the Duchess of Richmond, a son.-13. The wife of Charles Monro Johnson, esq. (of the firm of Messrs. Thomas Hall, and Co.) at his house in Ireland-row, Mile-end road, two boys.-20. The Duchess of Rutlan, a son.
1820. Jan. 17. At Hackney, B. A. Fernandez, esq. to Susanna Dorothy, dau. of T. F. Forster, esq. of Hackney.
March 29. At Albion, in Illinois, United States, Hugh Ronalds, esq. late of Hammersmith, to Mary Catherine, dau. of Rich Flower, esq. late of Marden, Herts.
April 10. At Spanish Town, Jamaica, R. Deans, esq. son of the late Admiral Deans, to Rachel, dau. of the Hon. Samuel Jackson, of Catherine Hall, in the same island.
May 1. Chas. Crakanthorp, esq. of the General Post Office, London, to Jane, dau. of the late Mr. Henry Churche, of Doddington, Oxfordshire.
4. Patrick Power, esq. of Gifford's Hall, Suffolk, to Catherine, dau. of Nich. Power, esq. of Queen-square, Bloomsbury.
6. Henry Wylde, esq. of Upper Berkeley-street, Portman-square, to Martha Lucy, dau. of the late Rev. Harry Paxton.
9. H. Rouse, esq. of Montagu st. Rus. sell-sq. to Frances, only child of the late Jas. Bishop, esq. of Stamford Hill.
The Rev. Robert Salkeld, of Fifehead Neville, Dorsetshire, to Elizabeth Henrietta, dau. of the late John Wilson, esq. Deputy Treasurer of Chelsea Hospital.
10. At Colchester, Rev. Thos. Reeve, rector of Raydon, Suffolk, to Elizabeth, daughter of the late John Brett, esq. of Wakes Colne.
11. At Manchester, E. Wright, esq. to Miss Mary Duffield, niece of T. Holdsworth, esq. M. P.
15. J. G. F. Hassell, esq. M. D. of Boulogne-sur-Mer, to Cath. Janetta Louisa, dau. of the late Wm. Putland, esq. The parties were previously married at Boulogne-sur-Mer on Tuesday, March 2, 1819; and at the British Ambassador's, Paris, on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 1820.
20. Charles Franks, esq. of Charlesstreet, Berkeley-square, to Judy, dau. of the Right Hon. Sir John Nicholl.
25. W. H. Renwick, esq. of Diss, Norfolk, to Anne, dau. of John Allen, esq. of Greenwich.
31. Thomas Collingwood Hughes, esq. son of the late Rev. Sir Rob. Hughes, bart. of Southampton, to Elizabeth St. John,
dau. of Rob. Butcher, esq. of Upland Grove, near Bungay, Suffolk,
June 1. George Helyar, esq. barristerat-law, and Fellow of New College, son of Wm. Helyer, esq. of Coker Court, Somersetshire, to Louisa Matilda, dau. of the late William Russell, esq. formerly of Barmingham-hall, Norfolk.
John Lawrie, esq. of the Adelphi, to Eliza, surviving daughter of the late R. Shute, esq. of Sydeuham, Kent.
Capt. Parsons, H. P. of the 10th Hussars, to Mary, dau. of the late Majorgen. Dewar.
John Wilks, jun. esq. of Finsbury-place, to Cordelia, dau. of the Rev. Geo, Townsend, of Ramsgate.
2. Richard Thomas, son of Richard Bateman, esq. of Wheat Hills, near Derby, to Madelina, dau. of the late Rob. Wil loughby, esq. of Kingsbury Cliff, Warwickshire.
3. E. R. Jas. Howe, esq. of Haveringatte-Bower, Essex, to Anna Maria, dau. of the Rev. J. E. Gambier, rector of Langley, Kent.
John, son of John Slegg, esq. of Johnstreet, Bedford-row, to Emma, daughter of John Wilkins, esq. of Chigwell.
5. At Crewkerne, John Gray Draper, esq. to Martha, daughter of S. Sparks, esq. banker.
6. His Excellency Count Reginald Victor Romanshoff, eldest son of the Prince De Ligchtgeinsteine, to Mrs. Anne P. Shortt, dau. of the late T. B. Grantham, esq. of Stamford, Lincolnshire.
7. George Finch, esq. M. P. son of the Earl of Winchelsea, to Jane, daughter of Admiral and Lady Elizabeth Halliday.
At Edinburgh, D. C. Guthrie, esq. to Jane Campbelt, dau. of the late Sir John Hunter, Consul General in Spain.
8. Right Hon. Robert Peel, M. P. son of Sir Robert Peel, bart. to Julia, dau. of the late Gen. Sir John Floyd, bart.
Wm. Pontifex, esq. to Anne, the eldest, and Edmund Pontifex, esq. to Sarah, se cond dau. of R. Marshall, esq.of Godalming.
W. Q. Wright, esq. of Aspley, Bedfordshire, to Elizabeth, dau, of John Barton, esq. of the Royal Mint.