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representing the people of England, tell you not to be
alarmed, not to expect encroachment, not to expect
that real aggression? I will do no such thing. Be
prepared! Have a national army, and, let soldiers
say what they like, if the thing be properly done, we
shall give a good account of anybody who comes here.
Now, I am not going to terrify my countrymenI am
not going to hold the hand, and say, 'For God's sake,
do not come here!'—for that is the language of most
people who are so terribly afraid that they should give
courage to their opponents. I say, be not afraid, but
be ready; and if they do come, let them never return."

A Meeting of the Clergy of the Archdeaconry of
London, was held at Sion College on the 22nd, in
consequence of a requisition addressed to Archdeacon
Hale, for the purpose of petitioning Parliament to
Discontinue the Endowment to Maynooth College. The
speakers were Archdeacon Hale, Dr. Croly, Dr.
Worthington, Dr. Vivian, the Reverend Messrs. Hartwell
Home, E. Auriol, J. Gelling, Ellis, Dale, Cox, Ram,
and Redwar. The following declaration was adopted.

1. That the rapid increase of the Papal power throughout
the whole extent of the Queen's dominions, and the facilities
now possessed by the Church of Rome for the dissemination of
her doctrines among all orders of the community, is a well-
grounded cause of alarm to all who duly appreciate the value of
that deliverance from Romish error which was wrought for our
Church by the good Providence of God at the period of the
Reformation.

2. That although it may now be, in a political point of view,
a matter of difficulty that the Government of this country should
at once depart from that line of policy under the shelter of which
Romanism has made such rapid advances, it is nevertheless
incumbent upon us firmly, but humbly, to express our opinion of
the erroneous character of that policy, and our conviction that
the full exercise of the supreme authority of the Pope over the
clergy and laity of the Romish communion in England and
Ireland is incompatible with the supremacy of the Crown, and
has endangered not only the Established Church but also the
stability of the Throne.

3. That whilst we deeply lament the circumstances in which
Roman Catholic Ireland is placed, and are justified in avowing
that the granting political privileges to Roman Catholics has
conferred no benefit upon that country, either in social improvement
or the increase of its wealth, we are also of opinion that
the attempt to improve the character of the native Roman
Catholic priesthood, and to attach them to the English nation
and Government, by affording them the means of education at
the College of Maynooth in the place of education in foreign
seminaries, has not less signally failed.

4. That when we call to mind the condition of England and
Ireland at the time when the first proposition was made to
establish a Roman Catholic seminary at Maynooth, and are
therefore bound to give credit to the statesmen of those times
for believing themselves justified by the peculiar circumstances
of the case in advising a Protestant nation to take under its
protection and to contribute to the support of such an institution,
we still hold the opinion, that the measure was wrong as
respects not only political expediency but also religious
principle, and that it is the duty of Parliament no longer to support
that institution by endowment or by grant; being firmly
convinced in our own mind, that the conduct of the Legislature in
respect of religion is a part of our moral duty as a nation, and
that neglect of duty and disregard of the pure faith of the
Gospel causes nations, not less than individuals, to incur the
displeasure of Him "by whom kings reign and princes decree
justice."

It was resolved unanimously, that a petition framed
on this declaration be presented to the House of Lords
through the Bishop of London, and to the House of
Commons through Sir Robert Inglis.—An overflowing
meeting in the Town Hall of Reading, on the
19th adopted petitions to Parliament for the repeal of
the Maynooth College Endowment.

A meeting for promulgating the General Revival of
Diocesan Synods was held on the 22d. The Reverend
T. Collins, Rural Dean of Ripon, presided, and the
speakers were the Honourable John Talbot, Mr. F.
H. Dickenson, Lord Lyttelton, the Reverend Canon
Trevor, Sir Walter James, the Honourable and
Reverend W. Howard, and the Reverend Messrs. Scott,
Gunner, Hamilton, Carter, and Smith. Resolutions
were unanimously adopted to the effect that Diocesan
Synods are necessary for the well-being of the Church,
and the spiritual interests with which it is connected;
that the present mode of diocesan government by the
sole and unlimited mind of the diocesan, is
inconvenient and injurious to the Church itself, inconsistent
with the true principle of episcopal authority, and
opposed alike to Scripture precedents and the practice
of the primitive Church in the best and earliest ages;
and that a Diocesan Synod would be a source of great
help and assistance to a Bishop, in suggesting plans of
usefulness, in supplying details of diocesan information,
in maintaining his own rightful authority, and in
supporting by its united co-operation such local and
diocesan plans and arrangements as he may deem
necessary for the welfare of his people. The meeting
invited all churchmen to unite with them in the
promotion of this object, and adjourned to the 29th of
April, the meeting to be held at Gloucester.

NARRATIVE OF LAW AND CRIME.

MR. Joshua Edwards, a respectable merchant in
Liverpool, Committed Suicide on the 22nd ult., by
taking prussic acid. It appeared, from a coroner's
inquest, held on the 7th inst., that he had recently
become embarrassed in circumstances, and had been
particularly distressed since the receipt of a letter
announcing the dishonour of a bill for £1000, of the
firm of which he was the head. A verdict of temporary
insanity was returned.

At Guildhall, on the 27th ult., Mrs. Dawson, alias
Phœbe Blakeney, residing near Maida hill, appeared
on discharge of her bail, for re-examination on the
charge of having committed Wilful Perjury in the
year 1833, by taking an affidavit in Doctors' Commons
to the effect that she was the only lawful daughter and
the next of kin to the late Mrs. Elam, the widow of
Lieutenant Elam, of the 8th Garrison Battalion.—On a
former examination it appeared that Lieutenant Elam
married a Miss Hood or Wood, in 1807; that a
separation took place, and in 1828 Miss Georgiana Elam was
born, and in 1829 Lieutenant Elam died. That the
late Lord Portarlington lived with Mrs. Dawson, then
a friend of Mrs. Elam's, and at the death of the latter
in 1833, she took charge of the child, Miss Elam, and
administered to the property of Mrs. Elam, sworn at
under £5000, as her daughter, and only next of kin.
It was alleged for the defence that Mrs. Elam was fifty-
eight years of age when she died, and not forty-eight as
stated in her burial certificate, and that during the
several years she was separated from her husband she
lived with Lord Portarlington, who had been also
living with Mrs. Dawson, who, it was contended, was
Mrs. Elam's daughter, by Robert Blakeney, her former
husband. It was also stated for the defence that Lord
Portarlington was sixty-two, and Mrs. Elam fifty-three
years old, when Miss Elam was brought forward as his
lordship's child, in 1828, the year in which she was
born, and the defendant's counsel pledged himself to
prove that Miss Elam was purchased by Mrs. Elam,
and palmed off upon Lord Portarlington for the purpose
of obtaining money from him, he being highly delighted
at the birth of the child. On this, as on the previous
occasion, a variety of evidence was offered tending on
one part to show that Miss Elam (who was present) was
the child of Mrs. Elam, and on the other that she was
a changeling. The case was finally remanded, and
Mrs. Dawson was allowed to depart without renewing
her recognizances, on a pledge that she should be
forthcoming at the next examination.

A Mutiny has broken out among the Convicts at
Woolwich, on the alleged ground that the authorities
had broken faith with them, as certain periods had been
fixed when, if they conducted themselves well, they
would be sent out of the country and obtain tickets of
leave on arriving at their destination. In several
instances, it appears, the period had been exceeded, in
consequence of the difficulty in finding localities where
such convicts would be received. Symptoms of
insubordination had been observed for several days, which
led to measures of precaution. On the 30th ult., on
the return of the convicts on board the Warrior convict-
ship to dinner, they rushed down and took possession
of two of the decks, defying the guards or any of the
military to come near them. Captain Stopford,
superintendent of the dockyard, was immediately
communicated with, and the aid of the guards of the Artillery

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