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Miscellaneous Intelligence. body at large, in upholding and sup- of the city of London, which was porting the great work of charity. - replied to in a very handsome speech The right reverend preacher next en | by Mr. Favell. The collection at tered into the merits of the establish the table after dinner, including a ments whose cause he was specially liberal subscription from the ladies pleading, extolled the incalculable in the gallery, was nearly £800. benefits derived from a religious edu. The dinner and wines were excel. cation, and praised the virtues and lent, and the evening was spent with laudable conduct of the amiable pre- much hilarity. ceptress of the female school (Miss A copy of the indictment against Trelawney), whom he described, as Neil Douglas, a travelling pr’acher, Charity herself, surrounded by her or lecturer, in Scotland, who is about orphans, and called upon his hearers to be tried for sedition, has been pubto be liberal in supporting that ex- lished in The Glasgow Chronicle. cellent lady's meritorious aud pious The defendant is therein charged, exertions. The appeal of the good among other things. with wickedly, prelate, who delivered his exhorta- slanderously, falsely anid seditioustions from the centre of the altar, ly, in the course of the prayers, serhad its desired effect, as the collection mons, or declamations uttered by amounted to 941
him, asserting and drawing a paralThe anniversary dinner of the lel between his majesty and Ne. London associated catholic charities buchadnezzar kirg of Babylon; retook place on Monday thel9th, at the marking and insinuating that like Freemason's tavern; his grace the the said king of Babylon, his maduke of Norfolk, in the chair. The l jesty was driven from the society noble duke was accompanied by lords of men for infidelity and corruption: Clifford, Fingal, Shrewsbury, Petre, and he then, and there, did further and Surrey; the right Rev. Dr. Poyn- wickedly, slanderously, falsely, and ter, Rev. Dr. Collins, Rev. James seditiously assert, that his royal Archer, C. Butler, esq and several high dess the prince regent was a other gentlemen connected with the poor infatuated wretch, or a poor first families of distinction in the infatuated devotee of Bacchus, or catholic community of the empire. use expressions of similar import : The meeting, though not very nu. apd he, then and there, did wickedmerously attended, comprised seve- ly, slanderously, falsely, and sediTal of the most distinguished person- ditiously assert and draw aparalages who take an interest in the lel between his royal highness promotion of this charity. At six the prince regent and Beltshazzar, the company sat down to a sumptu king of Babylon; remarking and inous dinner. After the cloth was sinuating, that his royal highness removed, the procession of the chil-| the prince regent, like the said dren supported by the institution king of Babylon, had not taken entered, preceded by appropriate warping from the example of bis banners, descriptive of the nature of father; and that a fate similar to this charity. Mr. Blake addressed that of the said king of Babylon the meeting in behalf of the institu- / awaited his royal highness the prince tion, and drew an affecting picture regent, if he did not mend his ways, of the value of education. Lord and listen to the voice of his people.” Clifford, on returning thanks after the same person is also accused of his health had been drank, particu. calling the honourable members of larly adverted to the contribution the house of commons, « thieves of 200 guineas from the corporation and robbers. . .
W. E. Andrews, Pripter, Garlick Hill, Bow-lane, London.
RESOLUTIONS OF THE BRITISH
“ BOARD of British CATHOLICS. BOARD, AND REMARKS THEREON.
Monday, June 9, 1817.-His grace the TT is with no small degree of plea
duke of Norfolk, earl marshal of Eng
land, in the chair. I sure that I congratulate the rea
“ The following resolutions were unader on the probable return of the
nimously passed; leading members of the British board “ Resolved 1.--That disappointed as of catholics to a sense of their real we have been, in the expectation that dignity and station. This satisfactory the two houses of parliament would prospect is one of the happy conse
have at least agreed to take into consi.
deration the laws affecting several quences arising out of the late dis
millions of his majesty's subjects, yet, cussion of our claims-a discussion
when we review the arguments used in memorable in many points of view, the late debates-when we consider the but none more so than the almost large minorities in both houses-when universal rejection of veto arrange we reflect on the justice, the policy and ments, by both friends and enemies,
the wisdon of uniting the whole popu. so that the question now rests on its
lation of a great empire, in bonds of
lasting friendship and interest with its proper basis, and must be decided on
government; we still hope that the all future occasions by the justice day cannot be distant, when such a and merits of the case. Convinced system of legislation will be adopted, of this circumstance, and sensible as may produce happiness and contentthat the measures of conciliation hi. mert to the catholic subjects of these therto proffered are neither sufficient
realms. to satisfy the intolerant spirit of as.
“ 2. That at the triumphant close of a
| war, unexampled in its duration and cendency which governs the bigot,
extent, we look back with pride to the nor quell the alarms which agitate exertions of thousands of our brethren the hireling, the party in Ireland, in faith, natives of the united kinga known by the title of Seceders, have dom, who have fully proved their loy. honestly and openly expressed their alty under the most disheartening and conviction, that nothing short of a
painful disabilities, by giving their firm and unanimous effort to remove
strength and blood to their country.
In every conflict, they have stood in the prejudices of our opponents can
the front of batile, not inferior in cou. ensure success to the cause of eman rage and discipline to any of their come cipation, and it would appear by the panion in arms, and so great in number, following resolutions which have that we confidentially appeal to all the heen inserted in the public prints,
commanders of his forces by sea and that the same sentimeuts begin to
land, whether, if the catholics had animate those who have hitherto aso their ranks would not have been fear
i on the eve of battle been withdrawn, sumed to be the organ of the catho- | fully thinned? We cannot then believe lics in this island.
| that our own country, in the hour of DRTHOD. JOUR. Vol. V.
triumph and secure peace, will consign / our king, and affectionate attachment to oblivion and prioishment, merely to our country, will, in every circumon account of their religious tenets, stance, remain, as it has so long been, men, whose services she hesitated not true and unshaken. to accept, nay, scrupled not to solicit, | “7. That the thanks of the board of in the hour of doubtful and dangerous British catholics are most eminently war.
due, and are hereby unanimously and « 3. That to inflict deliberate punish gratefully given to right honourable the ment on innocent men, as it is contrary
ocent men, as it is contrary | earl Grey, right honourable the earl of to the highest moral law, so it can in Donoughmore, right honourable Wil. no case be consistent with the princi. liam Elliott, and right hou. Henry ples of a just and free government. Grattan, for their constant and able
" 4. That the laws now existing exertions in advocating our cause; and against the catholics of Great Britain, that the same be presented to them by a and which are pointed solely against deputation from this board. their religious tenets, are an infliction 1 * 8. That the thanks of the board of of continual punishment, not merely British catholics are also eminently due, as operating to prevent them by any and are hereby unanimously and grateexertions of their talents, or industry, fully given, to those other distinguishfrom pactaking of the emoluments, ored members of both houses of parliaadvantages of a government, to whose | ment who have supported our claims. support they contribute their full share,
"NORFOLK, E. M. , but as constantly, though silently abus. | “ EDWARD JERNINGUAM, Sec." ing them in the esteem of their fellow
To the general propositions concitizens; and, in practice, depriving them even of those privileges, and de
tained in these resolutions I think grading them from that place in society (no possible objection can be started ; to which the letter of the law admits but it were much to be wished that them.
those who adopted them had exhi"5. That at this moment, when in bited a less equivocal desire of unitalmost every state of civilized Europe, ling their endeavours in the work of the difference of religious opinion is not considered a' ground of civil disabili
emancipation with those of the caties, when, in most of those realms tholics of Ireland, without which all where the religion of the state is catho- our efforts will be futile and of no lic, dissenters from the established avail. I do therefore regret, as the church are admitted to full enjoyment members of the British board found of their civil and social rights, and it necessary to appeal, in their sewhen no instance of any inconvenience cond resolution, to the unshaken has occurred from such equal partici. pation, but when, on the contrary, it
loyalty and heroic exertions of the has been uniformly found that prospe
thousands of Irish catholics who rity and concord have been its imme. have fought and bled in the late diate, as well as natural consequence, war, of unexampled duration, as a we cannot lhink that this country, proof of the great usefulness of the standing as a shining example to the catholic body in support of the com• world, of courage, constancy and libe
mon cause, that they did not also, in rality, will long continue to refuse that, which the nations who look up to her
their fourth resolution, see the jus. wisdom as well as her generosity,
tice of stating, that the infliction of have not feared to grant,
punishment solely on the ground of. “6. That for these reasons, we ca. religion was equally as unjust totholics of Great Britain here assembled, wards the catholics of Ireland as do declare, that we will not relax in our against those of Great Britain. Are endeavours to obtain the redress of our grievances by all legal and constitution
we not now the members of one al means, confident that our cause is
| kingdom? Why then should we good, and that our country will not for
not unite as one body? Why should ever be deaf to our representations, but the catholics of Great Britain sepacertain that our undivided allegiance to I rate their interests from those of Ire
land, when the grievances bear | the catholic public, and the strongest equally as hard upon the one as upon hope is afforded that the divisions the other? Why not take up the which have so long distracted our cause of catholic Ireland in this fo- body will now be set aside, and that cus of protestantism, when the blood we shall all be united in the great of her sons have sprinkled the soil of cause of emancipation. The board every country on the globe, where has declared, in the name of the ca. the banners of England have been tholics of Great Britain, that they unfurled, affording an incontestible (the catholics in aggregate body I proof that the allegiance of a cathow presume) will not relax in their en. lie is not the less steady when given deavours to obtain the redress of to a protestant than to a catholic their grievances by all legal and king? Why should we leave them constitutional means ? Certainly to contest the attacks of a bigotted not; our cause is good, and in the press in this country, without prof- end must triumph ? But to ensure fering our aid and talents, when they success our efforts must be guided have rendered us such means to repel | by a strict adherence to strait-forthe calumnies of our mutual ene- | ward measures.-A system of sham mies, by the profuse sacrifice which religious liberality and political du. they have made of their physical plicity, under the visor of conci. strength and numbers in defence of liation, will only impede ņot impel our common country? Is it can- | the final attainment of our object. did ? is it just? is it honourable? It is therefore with much satisfaction The answer must be given in the ne. I record this declaration of the board gative; and I do therefore tlatter to pursue only legal and constitumyself, that in all future resolutions tional means in future, to obtain a adoped by the board, the interests removal of our grievances. If the of the catholics of the united em- members act op to this proper declapire will be considered, and not ration, they will find themselves those of Great Britain only. Ano- supported by the hearts of the whole ther subject of regret is the personal body, and they will then be what vote of thanks given to Mr. Grattan, they have hitherto pretended to be, who, by his unwarrantable offer of the organ of the catholičs in Great the veto, contributed more to the Britain. But let them not mistaké injury of our cause in the late debate, the grounds of a strictly legal and than all his wonted eloquence in our constitutional pursuit in favour of favour in former ones. Better would | emancipation. It is not by endea. it have been to have marked a due vouring to subvert the liberty of sense of his misconduct by the omis. the press, nor by persecuting those sion of his name, as in the case of the who dare to make use of it in deother avowed advocates of the veto, fence of their opinions, nor by supo lord Castlereagh, sirJ. C. Hippisley, porting those who usurp an unjust and Mr. Caoning, and substituted authority to Crush an independent that of Mr. Yorke, whose honest writer, that they will sustain the sentiments deserve the warmest gra legality of their efforts.- Neither is titude a catholic heart can give, and it by holding secret conclaves and afford a convincing testimony of the packed meetings, nor by intriguing progress of our cause, notwith with the leaders of opposite factions, standing the numbers which appear that they will convince us of the con. ed against it in the late decisions. - stitutionality of their actions. No; Setting however these two points they must pursue a different system · ide, there is much to congratulate than that they have hitherto acted upon, and I do most sinccrely hope “ PROTESTANT ASCENDENCY." for their own honour and character i This standing toast of the lately es. that such will be the case. To act tablished “ Pitt Clubs," has occalegally and constitutionally, they sioned a sort of schism among the must encourage a free discussion of votaries of the heaven-born” mitheir actions, and animate others to nister, as will be seen by the corcombat and detect the gross calum- / respondence which has taken place Dies and falsehoods daily invented between Mr. Canning and the comand spread against the religious and mittee appointed to manage the ancivil principles of catholics; at the niversary festival held in the metrosame time discountenancing the con- | polis on the 28th of last month, induct of those individuals who attempt serted in the epitome of this number. to set up an unjust: authority to The publication of this corresponcrush the zeal of controversial wri-dence is of infinite importance at the ters, and suppress the circulation of present moment, since it gives us a their writings. The must further, on view of the sentiments which animate all public occasions, adopt a lan- one part of our opponents, and that guage and conduct perfectly unam-no inconsiderable one too, as it can biguous and open, by stating their boast of having a majority in the sentiments so as to admit of no dou-councils of the regent, and may proble interpretation, but easy to be bably gain a farther extension of understood by all, and submit " ascendency” influence in the cating them to the approval or disap- | binet, if there is any foundation for proval of the body at large, after the rumours circulated in the daily the manner of our brethren in Ire- papers. In my number for. June, land, before they are announced to 1814,(Vol. II.No. 13.) I made some the British public as the act of the observations on the incorrectness whole. In a word, as public opinion and absurdity of this toast, and I am is the basis of a free constitution, so glad to find my opinion as to the im. must the board rest the success of propriety of its being given, not only our cause on this foundation, which backed by one of the greatest admi. is the surest means of leading it to a rers of Mr. Pitt, but also strengthfinal triumphant victory. Happy ened by the editor of the Courier, then shall I be to see the adoption who, in his paper of the succeeding of such measures in all subsequent at. | day, laments the absence of the two tempts to free us from the civil chains undernamed ministers of his majesty by which we are bound Measures from the above feast, in consequence, such as these cannot fail to produce in the following terms:" Neither the most beneficial effects, and en. lord Castlereagh nor Mr, Canning sure an union of all parties in our were at the dinner yesterday, to body in both the sister isles. We commemorate Mr. Pitt's birth-day. shall then see the Howards and the We regret their absence, and the Plunketts, the Talbots and the cause of it. It is said that the toasts Southwells, the Arundels and the were sent by the committee of maBrowns, the Jerninghams and the nagement to those distinguished perBellews, all joined in one common sonages, to one of which they obcause, and placed in a situation not jected the toast of Protestant only hopourable to themselves, but Ascendency,' as inconsistent with calculated to promote the interests their known support of the catholic of their country, while the pen of claims. Mr. Gifford and the comthe historian will record their deeds mittee sturdily and strenuously to future ages, as an example for maintained it ought to be given, and posterity :