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Then the notice of the examination
Nominated by the which had been publicly made known
Civil Authorities, who through the papers of the several Beckles,
have hitherto acted as
Governors of the Inislands, (a copy of which was given in
stitution. the Remembrancer for July, p. 451.)
Bascom. The Bishop then explained in the most satisfactory manner the nature of (Signed) J. H. PINDER, A.M. the examination of the young candi
E. P. Smith, B. A. dates for exhibition at the College, and spoke in the highest terms of com
His Lordship then stated, that the mendation of their zeal and diligence,
prize for the best oration in praise of and of the respectable progress which
General Codrington, had been adthey had made in the various branches judged to Mr. Kyd Bishop Skeete.
Mr. Skeete then ascended the rostrum, of learning in which they had been
and recited the oration. It is very very carefully examined. His Lordship also informed the meeting of a
gratifying to us to say that the view very pleasing and gratifying circum
which the young gentleman has taken stance, that of a donation from Col.
in this essay of the character of the Wilson, member for the county of
illustrious founder of the College, and
of the extensive benefits which will in York, some years ago, which had now accumulated, with interest, to about
all probability be diffused through the 2001. sterling, which would provide
West Indies by the Institution, indian annual prize for some deserving
cates the possession of talents of a competitor in the race of learning at
high order, and gives very satisfactory the College. His Lordship then read
proof that he knows how to apply
those talents. the names of the candidates, who at
The business of the day being conthe close of the examination for exhibitions on the Codrington Foundation
cluded, the company adjourned to the were arranged in their classes accord
Principal's house, and partook of a
handsome cold collation. ing to their respective merits, and stand thus on the list :
Besides the Exhibitioners, several gentlemen were admitted as Com
moners, who had passed a good examiJackson,
nation, and who will pay a moderate Skeete,
sum for their board, being allowed Barclay,
These, standing first F. R. Brathwaite, on the list, were ap
rooms, and to receive all the benefits
The afforded by the Institution. pointed to the eight Anton, Exhibitions in the no
Bishop stated that the expenses of Pearn, mination of the Bishop.
such would be very moderate, not exSealy,
ceeding 40l. sterling per annum, but Grant,
probably coming short of it.
nated by the Civil AuBarrow,
thorities, who J. H. Gittens,
Tuesday, August 31, 1830. hitherto acted as Go- On Saturday last we had the pleavernors of the Institu- sure of witnessing on Brighton estate, tion.
the property of Conrade Pile, Esq. the
commencement of another building to D. Gittens,
be dedicated to the worship of God, and Nominated by the
to be called St. Luke's Chapel. About Civil Authorities, who
twelve o'clock his Excellency the GoMusson,
have hitherto acted as
vernor, attended by Major Bridgman (stitution.
and Captain Atherley, the Lord BiMills,
shop of the Diocese, the Venerable the Redwar,
Archdeacon, the Rector of the parish, Hobson,
the Rev. W. L. Pinder, with several Garland,
other members of the clergy, and genJ. A. Gittens,
tlemen of the laity, proceeded from the
residence of Mr. Pile to the spot, and after the reading of a Psalm by the Rev. the Rector, and devout prayers offered up by the Lord Bishop for the Divine blessing, his Excellency the Governor went through the usual form of laying the corner stone. On the conclusion of the ceremony the young negroes of the estate sung, in a very pleasing and impressive manner, that beautiful composition, the Hundredth Psalm.
The chapel is to be built by private subscription; and from the liberal manner in which it has commenced, we can feel no doubt of its being soon completed. The land is given by Mr. Pile, who also contributes handsomely in money, and in material, and labour. The spot chosen for the erection of the sacred edifice, is one of singular beauty, on a healthy elevation, and commanding a very extensive view of the surrounding country.
On the 2d of November his Majesty met his Parliament, and addressed them as follows :
My Lords and Gentlemen,- It is with great satisfaction that I meet you in parliament, and that I am enabled, in the present conjuncture, to recur to your advice.
Since the dissolution of the late parliament, events of deep interest and importance have occurred on the continent of Europe.
The elder branch of the House of Bourbon no longer reigns in France, and the Duke of Orleans has been called to the throne by the title of King of the French. Having received from the new sovereign a declaration of his earnest desire to cultivate a good understanding, and to maintain inviolate all the engagements subsisting with this country, I do not hesitate to continue my diplomatic relations and friendly intercourse with the French court. I have witnessed with deep regret the state of affairs in the Low Countries. I lament that the enlightened administration of the King should not have preserved his dominions from revolt, and that the wise and prudent measure of submitting the desires and the complaints of his people to the deliberations of an extraordinary meeting of the States General, should have led to no satisfactory result. I am endeavouring, in concert with my allies, to devise such means of restoring tranquillity, as may be compatible with the welfare and good government of the Netherlands, and with the future security of other states.
Appearances of tumult and disorder have produced uneasiness in different parts of Europe; but the assurances of a friendly disposition, which I continue to receive from all foreign powers, justify the expec
tation, that I shall be enabled to preserve for my people the blessings of peace.
Impressed at all times with the necessity of respecting the faith of national engagements, I am persuaded that my determination to maintain, in conjunction with my allies, those general treaties, by which the political system of Europe has been established, will offer the best security for the repose of the world.
I have not yet accredited my ambassador to the court of Lisbon; but the Portuguese government having determined to perform a great act of justice and humanity, by the grant of a general amnesty, I think that the time may shortly arrive, when the interests of my subjects will demand a renewal of those relations which had so long existed between the two countries.
I am impelled, by the deep solicitude which I feel for the welfare of my people, to recommend to your immediate consideration the provisions which it may be advisable to make for the exercise of the royal authority, in case that it should please Almighty God to terminate my life before my successor shall have arrived at years of maturity.
I shall be prepared to concur with you in the adoption of those measures which may appear best calculated to maintain unimpaired the stability and dignity of the crown, and thereby to strengthen the securities by which the civil and religious liberties of my people are guarded.
Gentlemen of the House of Commons,I have ordered the estimates for those services of the present year for which the last parliament did not fully provide to be forth with laid before you; the estimates for the ensuing year will be prepared with that strict regard to economy which I am determ:ed to enforce in every branch of the public expenditure.
By the demise of my lamented brother, poration of London with their presence the late king, the Civil List revenue has at the cívic festival on the 9th, the expired. I place without reserve at your most splendid preparations were made disposal my interest in the hereditary re- for their reception. The public curiovenues, aud in those funds which may be
sity to see, and desire to welcome, the derived from any droits of the crown or
Sovereign and his consort, were raised Admiralty, from the West India duties, or from any casual revenues, either in my
to the highest pitch, when it was sudforeign possessions, or in the United King
denly announced, in a letter from the dom.
Home Secretary of State to the Lord In surrendering to you my interests in
Mayor, that the King, apprehensive revenues,
which have in former settlements that advantage would be taken of of the Civil List been reserved to the crown, his presence to create a tumult and I rejoice in the opportunity of evincing my confusion dangerous to the property entire reliance on your dutiful attachment, and lives of his subjects, had deterand my confidence that you will cheerfully mined to postpone his visit to his loyal provide all that may be necessary for the citizens of London. support of the civil government, and the
The depression occasioned by this honour and dignity of my crown.
disappointment, could only be exceeded My Lords and Gentlemen,-) deeply lament that in some districts of the country
by the alarm and dismay excited by
the official announcement of causes of the property of my subjects has been endangered by combinations for the destruc
apprehension which reached even to tion of machinery, and that serious losses royalty itself, and to the person of a have been sustained through the acts of monarch most popular and beloved. wicked incendiaries.
The terror of the nation was further I cannot view, without grief and indig- confirmed by orders immediately to nation, the efforts which are industriously strengthen the fortifications of the made to excite among my people a spirit of Tower of London; and detachments discontent and dissatisfaction, and to dis
of infantry and artillery, which inturb the concord which happily prevails creased the garrison of that place to between those parts of my dominions, the
one thousand four hundred effective union of which is essential to their common strength and common happiness.
men, were marched in without deI am determined to execute, to the ut
lay; and the precautions generally most of my power, all the means which the
adopted by a fortress in a state of law and the constitution have placed at my
actual seige were resorted to, whilst disposal for the punishment of sedition, and the troops in the neighbourhood of for the prompt suppression of outrage and the metropolis were drawn nearer to disorder.
it, and by forced marches. Amidst all the difficulties of the present The anxiety with which the nation conjuncture, I reflect with the highest satis- looked forward to the moment when faction on the loyalty and affectionate at- ministers should state the grounds of tachment of the great body of my people. all this alarm was most intense; and I am confident they justly appreciate the full
when it arrived, never did fear more advantage of that happy form of govern
fully give way to disappointment and ment under which, through the favour of Divine Providence, this country has enjoyed,
disgust. The mountain truly brought
forth a ridiculous mouse. In the Lords for a long succession of years, a greater share of internal peace, of commercial pros
the Duke of Wellington, and in the perity, of true liberty, of all that constitutes Commons Sir. Robert Peel, read a social happiness, than has fallen to the lot letter, privately communicating what of any other country of the world. It is every body knew, that there were in the great object of my life to preserve these the country desperate and abandoned blessings to my people, and to transmit characters ready to take advantage of them unimpaired to posterity; and I am any occasion that might offer to create animated in the discharge of the sacred
disorder, that it might happen that an duty which is committed to me, by the
attack might be made upon his Grace firmest reliance on the wisdom of parlia
on his way to the City, and recomment, and on the cordial support of my
mending him to be prepared for it. faithful and loyal subjects.
His Majesty's ministers, in their places Their Majesties having signified in Parliament, did not blush to contheir intention of honouring the Cor- fess, that upon this weak, but certainly lous city.
well-meant document, supported by this to such a pitch, that it was quite certain anonymous communications, evident that the ministerial power was without employing any of those means rapidly declining, both within and for ascertaining the truth of the threat- without doors. I motion, on the Civil ened dangers, and which men in their List, brought forward on the 15th, exalted stations have so fully at their was opposed by Sir Henry Parnell and command, they had deprived the King others ; and when the house (437, of the pleasure and satisfaction of meet- members present) divided, there was ing a large body of his loyal subjects, a majority of twenty-nine against the these last of an opportunity of shew- Ministers, who on the day following ing their loyalty, and how richly they announced that the King had gradeserved his royal confidence, filled ciously accepted their resignation. the whole country with alarm, and If any measures could have encoudeclared before all Europe, that a raged riot and disorder, those adopted nation the most brave, moral and loyal on this occasion would have done so; of any on earth, was as ripe for tumult, but the fact proves that no real ground rebellion and revolution, as the corrupt of alarm existed. Some contemptible subjects of the oppressive and demo- efforts to disturb the peace of the ralized states around them.
metropolis were made by the knaves Conduct so imbecile would have and vagabonds who live by plunder, shaken the confidence of the nation in and will ever be found in every popuany administration, but to that of the
One attempt of a pupil Duke of Wellington it has proved a from an atheistical-political school was death stroke. The duplicity of the of a different kind — he was secured, conduct of the leader, and the base de- and his followers, who were mostly of reliction of principle in his colleagues, the preceding class, dispersed by the on the Roman Catholic Question, had police, whose moderate but active conexcited in the nation a feeling of dis- duct during this season of invited trust which had been cherished by tumult deserves great praise. several subsequent measures; and the His Majesty has been pleased to supposed warlike tone of the King's intrust the formation of a new Ministry opening speech in parliament, together to Earl Grey, by whom it has been with some unpopular and quite uncalled- arranged as follows :for declarations in the house, had raised Earl Grey ....
First Lord of the Treasury.
First Lord of the Admiralty.
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
Judge Advocate General.
The Clergy, as usual on the opening of a Session, assembled on Wednesday morning, the 27th October, in convocation at the Chapter-house, in St. Paul's Church-yard, whence they went in procession to the Cathedral, attended by the Judges, Proctors, &c. of the Spiritual Courts. The procession was met at the great west door by Dr. Hughes, the Residentiary in waiting, the Minor Canons, and Vicars Choral, who preceded them into the choir. The Archbishop of Canterbury took his seat in the Dean's stall, the Bishop of London on his throne, and the Bishops of Salisbury and Bangor in the prebendal stalls to the right of his Grace. The latter then, as the junior Bishop, read the Latin Litany, after which Handel's fine anthem from the Messiah, “ The Lord gave the word,” was sung by the choir, the solo part, “ How beautiful,” being admirably given by Mr. Vaughan. A Latin sermon was then delivered by Dr. Burton, of Christ Church, Oxford, Regius Professor of Divinity in that University. At its conclusion “ Gloria in Excelsis," was chaunted by the choir, after which the Archbishop dismissed the congregation with the usual blessing, also in Latin, and the procession returned to the Chapterhouse.
NEW CHURCHES. ST. GEORGE'S CHAPEL, CLAINEs. This Chapel, which has been erected in the parish of Claines, near Worcester, has been consecrated by the Lord Bishop of the diocese. The edifice has a very neat appearance, and the interior is fitted up and ornamented in excellent taste. There is a painted window (the gift of James Wakeman, Esq.) in the chancel; it has a pleasing effect, causing a dim religious light.” A very handsome set of communion plate has been presented by a lady in the neighbourhood. There are galleries round three sides. The pews are eighty-four in number, and are calculated to contain 344 persons ; there are free sittings for nearly 400. The erection of the Chapel and boundary wall will cost about 3,5001. There were private subscriptions to the amount of 17001. (including 5001. from Sir H. Wakeman); the Commissioners for building Churches and Chapels contribute the remainder. The land was calculated to be worth 3001. but Mr. Hope, the proprietor,• generously accepted only 1501.
TRINITY CHURCH, HOT WELLS, Clifton, near Bristol.This Church has been consecrated by the Lord Bishop of Llandaff, for the Lord Bishop of the diocese. It has been erected entirely by voluntary subscriptions, and is admired for the chaste simplicity of the style, as well as the solidity of the structure. It contains 1654 sittings, of which number 854 are free.
Chapl. of His Majesty's Ship the Undaunted. Dodson, Christopher Domestic Chapl. to the Dowager Countess of Craven. Gibson, John ........ Exam. for Writers in the service of the East India Company. Hardy, C. ... Chapl. of His Majesty's Ship the Revenge.
PREFERMENTS. The King has been pleased to order a congé d'élire to pass the Great Seal, empowering the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Exeter to elect a Bishop of that See, the same being void by the translation of the Right Reverend Father in God CHRISTOPHER, late Bishop of Exeter, to the See of Bangor; and His Majesty has been pleased to recommend to the said Dean and Chapter, HENRY PHILLPOTTS, Doctor in Divinity, to be by them elected Bishop of the said See of Exeter.
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