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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. reptress 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 alid 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 NeLondon associated catholic charities buchadnezzar kirg of Babylon; retook place on Monday thei9th, 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 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 highdess, 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, og catholic community of the empire. use expressions of similar import : The meeting, though not very nu- apd he, then and there, did wickedmeroysly attended, comprised seve- ly, slanderously, falsely, and sediral 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 warning from the example of his 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, Printer, Garlick Hill, Bow-lane, London.
BRITISH “ BOARD of British CATHOLICS.BOARD, AND REMARKS THEREON. Monday, June 9, 1817.-His grace the ITS T is with no small degree of plea- duke of Norfolk, earl marshal of Eng
land, in the chair. sure that I congratulate the reader on the probable return of the nimously passed ;
“ The following resolutions were unaleading 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 digaity and station. This satisfactory the two houses of parliament would prospect is one of the happy conse
have at least agreed io take into consiquences arising out of the late dis- millions of his majesty's subjects, yet,
deration the laws affecting several 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 popuso that the question now rests on its lation of a great empire, in bonds of proper basis, and must be decided on lasting friendship and interest with its all future occasions by the justice day cannot be distant, when such a
government;, we still hope that the 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. ment to the catholic subjects of these
realms. therto proffered are neither sufficient to satisfy the intolerant spirit of as
2. That at the triumphant close of a cendency which governs the bigot, extent, we look back with pride to the
war, unexampled in its duration and 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 couensure success to the cause of eman- rage and discipline to any of their comcipation, 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
on the eve of battle been withdrawn, animate those who have hitherto as
their ranks would not have been fearsumed 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 ORTHOD. JOUR. Vol. V.
triumph and secure peace, will consign our king, and affectionate attachment to oblivion and proishment, 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
due, and are hereby unanimously aod “ 3. That to inflict deliberate puvish. gratefully given to right honourable the ment on innocent 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 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 partaking of the emoluments, or ed 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 citizens; and, in practice, depriving
To the general propositions con. them even of those privileges, and detained 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 unit. almost every state of civilized Europe, ing their endeavours in the work of 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: loyalty and heroic exertions of the pation, but when, on the contrary, 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 think that this country, proof of the great usefulness of the standing as a shining example to the catholic body in support of the comworld, of courage, constancy and liberality, will long continue to refuse that, their fourth resolution, see the jus.
mon cause, that they did not also, in which the nations who look up to her háve not feared to grant, wisdom as well as her generosity, tice of stating, that the infliction of
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 hy 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 rate their interests from those of Ireland, 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 cathe 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 catho- presume) will not relax in their en. lic 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 concistrength and numbers in defence of liation, will only impede not 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 flatter 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 catholics 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 endeait 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 den other avowed advocates of the veto, fence of their opinions, nor by suplord Castlereagh, sir J. C. Hippisley, porting those who usurp an unjust and Mr. Canning, 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 sincerely hope " PROTESTANT ASCENDENCY."for their own honour and character | This standing toast of the lately esthat 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 nies 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 interpretatiop, 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 admiis 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 af 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 beneicial effects, and en. lord Castlereagh nor Mr. Cagning 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 honourable 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.
the absence of the two ministers was