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Belfast Commercial Chronicle


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Date of Article: 27/04/1812
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mm === NUMBER 1,125- 3 MONDAY, APRIL < 27, 1812". [ PRICE 5b. PARLI4WIEOT. HOUSE OF LORDS, TUESDAY, APRIL it. CATHOLIC CLAIMS. The Earl of DONOUGHMORE observed, that he had now to call their Lordships' attention to the complaints of four millions of their fellow- sub jefts— to the complaints of the whole Irish na- tion. What was the grievance of which they com- plained ? It was this, that they were excluded from the enjoyments of their constitutional privi- leges which formed the inheritance of all the mem- bers of the United Kingdora. They came before their Lordships with a respeCtful appeal to their justice; and claimed a restoration of their privi- leges a revival of their rights. This was not a question which came before their Lordships for the first time, nor one on which he could hope to ad- arc? much new argument. As little, be was pff'U ided, could any now be urged against the claims of the petitioners. They could only be answered by objeftions which had often been re- futed, but which he expected to hear repeated in the course of the debate. There was one objec- tion, however, which he wished to guard against in the outset". He hoped it would not be said, that this MAS a question which had been twice be- fore their Lord, hips in the present Session. He confessed, that the subjeCt had come incidentally under discussion, at two several times; but in neither of ihese instances was this, the simple question, before them. In one of these instances, the chief question related to the conduCt of the Irish Gove, nm-.' ut in the exercise of their judicial functions. In the other case, the geueral state of the nation was the subjeCt of consideration.-—- In deciding on these questions, their Lordships might have wished to wait till all the Ministers Were in their places; till a certain Noblem m, who • Was not a fixture in the Regent's Councils, had an Opportunity of retiring and making his escape:— and such considerations might have influenced their Lordships' votes. They had now, there- fore, for the first time, the simple question of the Catholic Claims before them. The change of public opinion in Ireland on this subject was suf- ficiently striking. In 1792, the claims of the Ca. tholics were scouted by the House of Commons ; and even to their claims, in the mpst limited sense, they could find but forty ' MgrobeVs friendly. The Corporations were all up in arms, and Dub- lin led the way, pledging lives and fortunes to oppose concession to the Catholics. No promise could be obtained of even suffering the petition to take its chance, and go the regular way through Ministers to the Throne. The Noble Lord who Vas th- n the ostensible Minister for Ireland, gave up,' much to his honour, the feelings 6f Govern- ment to the feelings of the People. The petition was transmitted, however irregularly, to the Throne ; and the Catholics obtained even more j than they had asked. But such was now the , change o'f the public mind, that though Govern- ment doubtless strained every nerve, they could get but the single corporation of Dublin to peti- tion aga nst the Catholic claims. But the ques- tion was to be resisted on the ground of consist- ency. Pledges might be a good thing : consist- ency might be a good thing ; but unanimity in the people was a better thing than either. So much for that boasted consistency; so much for that infuriate spirit of false religion, which was insoired only by the worst passions of our nature j which, in i s sincerity, was hypocrisy, and in its mercy, was persecution. For many years the advocates of the Catholic claims could not take the ground which such claims deserved. They were restrained by motives of respect to ail illus- trious persondge : but now that consideration was removed. It might not, perhaps, be right to al- lude to the opinions of the Prince on the Throne, but it could not be wrong to allude to opinions expressed at an earli fr period— opinions, publicly known, industriously circulated ; and, as it was understood, circulate.} by the express desire of that illustrious personage. ( Lord Donoughmore • was here called to order, by, as we understood, Lord Kenyon, who spoke a few words tn a low tone.) Lord D. resumed :— He wis much surprised at the interruption of the Noble Lord, who, after all, seemed to have no reasons for the interruption, or if he had, had f irgot them when he rose* to speak. His powers failed him in this impotent attertiot. It would be melancholy in- deed, if he Catholics should have intrusted their cause to any person capable of being put down by such an impotent interruption— one equally unsuitable, irregular, and improper. ( Here Lord Kenyon rose again, and intimated, that the call to order was in consequence of the allusion t0 opinions of the Regent.) Hear, hear, from the'Ministerial side.) Lord Donoughmore meant nothing in which he was not justified. H alluded to past things; they were now matter of bistorv. He had only regretted that the matter was still in debate ; and that it did not come for- mally from the Throne ; for he would not take it as an extorted indulgence, the victory of one party over auotber, but as the uanimous boon of rh » Legislature of this . country. For ten years the lestion had been sacrificed to the scruples of an Illustrious Personage,, Those were now to be re- j. liced by scruples of another sort, and in another quarter. As to the Prince—( Cries of order)— be, . Lord ' Donoughmore, was not going to speak of him at present; but history was open to him, and he must speak of the past opinions of that personage; as to til- Prince, the bearing of his opinion was once public and plain: but the juggle of conscientious scruples was the natural trick of Ministers when they had accomplished their purposes. Scruples of the Sovereign had already been respected ; but a veneration for the scruples Ministers was the new feature of a new asra. To the talent, the tn. tegrity, the discretion of those Ministers,- great sa- crifices were made, if they were to be purchased by sacrificing the interests, rights, and feelings of the people. If they were to be retained at such a price, they must have gained a signal ascendancy in a certain quarter. He should not now detain their Lordships with the recapitulation of the Ca- tholic grievances, which they had already heard so often, nor with the reasons which truth and justice had so often urged against them; he had made a few heads with which he should trouble them briefly. The evil principle of which he would complain was comprehended in the single word exclusion. He would riot condescend to ask for the reason, why the man who was fit to com- mand a company might not become fit to com- mand a brigade, why the man who was fit to pre- side at the quarter- sessions might never be fit to become a judge, or why those who had the right of. electing Members should never have the right of being elected themselves : the grand evil was the exclusion of any class cf his Majesty's sub- jects from the due exertion- of ihiir powers in tire service of their common country. He should take the Act of 1793 as his standard ; it was the catalogue of the privileges that were granted, and the disabilities that remained.. That ACt gave privileges, which shewed the full sense of the Le- gislature that the Catholics might be entrusied with power—( hear).— He should lay the corner stone of his argument on the principle so eloquent- ly laid doWn in a late debate by a Noble Marquis ( Wellesley), that disability " was in itself an evil. He should prove that it was not even a necessary evil: It was a mere excrescence, an injurious out- work of our Constitutional policy. By the Aft of 1793, the Catholics were admit- ted into the Constitution ; they were allowed to take the oaths which made them capable of con- stitutional privileges ; th£ y were now the majority of the electors; and were the Legislature to be called on now to refuse them power, on such a plea as that they had no power before ? The next argument was on the manner in which the privi- leges of 1793 wrre debated. Lord C'are, a zea- lous and fierce oppositionist, resisted the elefiive franchise, on the very ground that if it were con- ceded, they could not refuse seats id Parliament. ( Hear). The desire Af a right to sit in Parlia- ment was undoubtedly the great objeft of Catho- lic ambition, and the right was virtually acknow- ledged by allowing ' he capability of being electors. It was impossible not to complain of the manner in which these claims had been often met— a man. ner which added insult to injury. Lord Donagh- more here entered into a calculation of the com- parative sums expended upon the Maynooth Col- lege, and the Protestant Charter Schools, and Presbyterian Ministers. But perhaps it was to " be said, that education was of tio use among the Irish ; that they were savjges ; that they were beyond the power of civi mtion. If they were savages, it was the laws of this country that had made them so ; it was the harsh and sterri spirit of those laws that must be pointed out as the bar- barisers of the Irish mind—( Hear). A Noble Lord, after asking if they were not satisfied with the concessions of 1793, had insultingly said, that when they came to beg, it was like the beggar in Gil Bias, with a pistol at your breast: The allu- sion was sufficiently improper; but could it be forgotten by the Irish, that the concessions of this country were all in moments of public danger, and that her times of triumph were times of re straint in Ireland Hlar). But among the means of conciliation, he had heard of one, and that of a most novel and extraordinary nature in- deed. He had notjieard it in its original an- nouncemen : if he had, he hoped he should have known how to give an answer. It might not come from the Throne ; if it did, of course he would not speak of it; but it came from the more powerful source behind th' Throne. That pro- ject was, to send a battalion or two of his Ma- jesty's guards, with the near relative of an illus- trious Personage at their head, to quiet the coun- try. Of the feasibility of this project, he would not speak of course ; but of the detestable and dia- bolical nature of such a project, he could have no hesitation in giving his plain and distinCl opinion. Resistance on the part of the Irish people would be right, justifiable, and necessary. They knew how to defend the privileges of this country : he hoped they would shew that they knew how to fight for their own. The very idea of such a pro- ject deserved the contempt and hatred of every honourable mind. He did not care what the re- lationship of the person who might conduCt this extraordinary project might be to the illustrious Personage upon the Throne : he ( Lord Donough- more) would equally stigmatise it, and not hesi- tate to declare, that the person who undertook the design, would be more ready to provoke hostility than to put himself in the front of the battle. He mentioned this nefarious plan but to reprobate if, and he did not care how near the person in ques- tion might stand t ® the present possessor of the Throne. Since the days of- Charles I. at which period his unfortunate countrymen were silly and confiding enough to ex} » eCt redress— the Catholics of Ire- laud looked to no * ra With such sanguine hope as they did to the present. They fondly imagined, that when in the fullness of time the Heir Appa- rent should ascend the throne, he would immedi- ately begin to rule by conciliation— that he would soothe them for their past wrongs, and prevent the recurrence of them for ever. In 1789, Ire « - land ailed up to this sanguine feeling, and placed in his Royal Highness that confidence which this more favoured country refused to repose in him. Ireland, by this generosity, thought, that after the recovery of the Royal Suffoter, she had doubly bound his son to her interests s and she looked to the maturity of years, and the day that was to come, for that harvest of blessings, the seeds of which she vainly imagined she had sown. How What cherished principle that was not changed ? ; but a transcript fr om the indelibly disgraced page What grievance that did not remain unredressed ? J of history,— of history wrffen in characters of What pledge that was not unredeemed ? The " new « ra" had indeed arrived, but it was only to see the confirmation of intolerance-— to see the most interesting faith, and the most sacredly plighted honour complimented away as a boon and a premium to the continuance in power of j; such an Administration as the present; an Admi- nistration which had betrayed the interest, and in- sulted the feelings, of a great portion of the peo- ple. These were the tfue characteristics and dis- tinguished features of the " new sera ;" of that sera j unparalleled in ancient or modern times, for the de- sertion of every preconceived opinion, and every cherished principle. The Ministry, indeed, seemed to have drawn a magic circle about the Throne, within which none of those on whom the confidence persecution, and dyed in blood. He was still sor- ry to see that state policy was doing that which it had done in all times. He was sorry to see it still linking the name of Christianity with perse- cution. Happy should he be if this country would | shew that there was at least one free nation in the world, loving truth and charity, and generosity ; and willing to ait up to pure principles of tolera- tion. All religions, he contended, ought to be left to themselves, unless they tended to disturb | the public qujet, because no society had a right to dominate over the opinions of men. It was on the principles of universal toleration of thinking, ! that the Greeks and Romans succeeded in so ma- ny conquests ; and it was on this same principle that the French nation ever ailed. ' body of the people exerted themselves against a faction that wanted to oppress them ; whereas the revolution in Ireland aopeared rather to go to the establishment of a faCtion to oppress the great body of the people, and to get possession of their properties. The predilections of the Governors did not, however, in former tim^ s amount to a proscription against the rights of any class 6f sub- jects, The case, however, was now changed ; the situation between the Government anl the sub- ject was altered? and it was since the Revolution that numerous classes of our fellow- subjeCts stood proscribed from the Advantages enjoyed by others A great portion of the fruits of the industry of all his Majesty's subjects went, by the course st tax- ation, into a common and genera! fund, of which ihe greater part was refunded to the people in the shape of employments attended with emolument. Why should , of the Prince was wont to repose itself, were per. j| we not learn wisdom even from our enemy ? Why 1 It appeared to him a most grievous hardship and mitted to enter. But though the evil genius should j| not adopt a system so much in the spirit of our j injustice, to teil any numerous class cf the King's put on the mitred head, or appear in a more noble 1 constitution, and « o congenial to all our ideas of! s„ bjeCts, that they must, like others, contribute a form, wearing that sainrpu! aspect wi(& which bigot- ; liberty ? His Royal Highness then went into an ... - - - . . ry was delighted to covet its hideousness, or as- j argument to prove, that many doCtrines w. iieh suming the lineaments of that softer sex which first j caused alarm to numbers of persons, were falsely seduced man to his destruction,— should add to imputed ro the Catholic Church. He quoted a blasted all this hope! How ill- placed all this con- fidence ! The '* new sera" had arrived : but what pretensions had it to the Ijp'gh- sounding title?— the allurements of Calypso's court, the charms of that matured enchantress ; aye, though the spirit of darkness, issuing forth from the brothel or the gambling- house, should gain possession <. f the Royal ear, and should whisper aWay every en- cumbering prepossession, and burdensome predi- lection ; though this spirit of mischief should so far succeed in its foul work as to be aole to re- move from the Royal Person that first instructor of his youth, and that counsellor of his mnrurer years,— that ornament of this— that pride and hope of his own distraCted country; and though, in- stead of recommending the c< tinsels of that illus- trious mind, it should seleCt for an adviser some wretch from ' Change- alley, or the stews; though all this consummation of evil should come to pass, yet it was not permitted him to despair: still he could not belieVe that a mind, at least oi ce noble, cou'd for any time submit to the enslavement of those degrading fetters. The delusions of the moment would, he hoped, pass away ; and the shifting of the cloud would reitore the illustrious character from the obscuration under which it suf- fered, to its original brightness. The Noble Lord then urged the necessity of conciliating the Irish people at this most perilous moment. This was no time for trifling with a people's feelings :— this time, when the union of all was so indispensably necessary for successful efforts against the common enemy. Nothing cruld now be more desirable than the conciliation of such a generous and high spirited population— a population whose resources this country, under the auspices of intolerance,' nes^ r could command. But the decision of this night Would, he trusted, put a stop to the carremr of tires.' desperate poli. ticians. It was the duty of Parliament to rebuke the errors of the Minister, and even of the First Magistrate. It was now, if ever, that their high controuling powers were called into action; con- ciliation should be the watch- word of wisdom. They should conciliate and repudiate. A double claim was on them for exertion, for they had to wipe away the exclusion of the Catholics, along ! with the administration of the Right Hon. Gent. He would now conclude, by recommending pa- tience to his calumniated and oppressed country- men : still he should not permit himself to doubt of the ultimate salvation of this empire— still he expected a long and a great day for this United Kingdom ; the hour, though not yet arrived, could not be far distant, when the wrongs of the people of Ireland wouid be vindicated, by the enactment of just and equal law. Before he sat down he could not, however, avoid noticing, that no counter- petition to that of the Catholics had come from Ireland, except one from the con- temptible and obsequious Corporation of Dublin. lad a right, therefore, to assume, that it was the wish of the whole Irish nation, and the prayer of an undivided people, that the Ca- tholics should be emancipated. The Noble Lord then moved, that a Committee be appointed to take into consideration the propriety and expedi- ency of repealing the restrictive laws still in force againt His Majesty's Roman Catholic subjects. > The Duke of SUSSEX began by observing, that every true subject was bound not only to obey but to maintain the laws in existence j but then it was the duty of Parliament vigilantly to watch whether laws that w re once necessary and justi- fiable, from the motives of their enactment, might not become not only ua « v? s; e5sary thruugh change of events, but even oppressive. It was in such an examination as this, that the House ought now to enter ; the aggrieved subjeCt came before them in the exercise of one of the best privileges of our glorious constitution,— he came with an humble and respectful memorial; a memorial supported by great character, and moral worth and property; with a memorial that deserved the most serious and patient discussion of the subject to which it entreated consideration. He hoped the discussion' would be such as t ® satisfy the country, that they came to no intemperate conclusion ; that they had dismissed all impetuosity arid impassioned feeling from their minds. He hoped that Noble Lords would speak their fair and unbiassed opinions on this most interesting subjeCt. There was much talk about a " new era';" but in vain was a " new era" to be looked for, if bigotry should still walk abroad, if that foul spirit should not skulk from the glare of enlightened day into its loathsome recesses. If the republication Of horrible fabricai ted stories and phrantic tales, issuing frOm heated imaginations, had not taken place— if the ghosts of murdered Protestants had not been conjured up, & ci— then » indeed, might we blest the disco- very of better times, and the 19th Christian era ought to be hailed with welcome by mankind;.— But such a new era had not arrived. It Was cer- tainly hoped for ; but that hope had been disap- pointed. Still human natuie seethed to go On in letter of Pope Gregory; the Council of Constance; the declaration of the Assembly of the Jesuits in 105S1, and the Articles of the Liberties of the Gall can Church, established in 1682; from ail which it appeared, that the doCtrine of deposing Kings, & c. was not professed bv the Catholic Church. He then contended, that in this country the greatest opposition ever made to the Pope was by Catholic Parliaments; and that even Magna Charta was owing to the spirit of a Catholic Bishop, Cardinal Langton. King Henry the Eighth was not to be considered as quite disint'j- re ted at the time of the reformation, as it was well- known that the principal cause which made him adverse to the Catholic religion was, that the Pope would not consent to his divor e. Oueen Elizabeth was nearly as much interested in the reformation, and as much embroiled with Catho- lics on personal considerations as her father was. She could not forget that she had herself been declared illegitimate by an Act of Parliament, which was, it is true, afterwards repealed; and this illegitimacy was grounded on the same cause, the illegality of the King's divorce and marriage wi h her mother. Nevertheless, when Queen Elisabeth came to the throne, as a Protestant Princess, the Catholic Nobility and Clergy rallied around her throne against all her enemies. The loyalty of the Catholics to her, notwithstanding the difference of religion, was such, that Philip of Spain declared, that if his armies landed in England, no distinction should be made between English Catholics and English Protestants. As to the doctrine of the infallibility of the Pope, nothing could be more absurd than such an ob- jection to the Catholics of the present day, as none of them entertained such an opinion. None of th • Catholic Divines ever went farther in this doctrine than to claim infallibility to the Pope in council or spiritual matters. As to the Spiritual power of tha Pope, there was no Catholic now living who would not contend that the Pope had a right to prescribe any thing contrary to morality or to allegiance. If the Pope should attempt to j prescribe any thing contrary to those great duties, he would find them rocks upon which he would split. Another doctrine had often been imputed to them, namely, " that no faith was to be kept with heretics." He thought that this was sufB ciently refuted in their oath of allegiance, and that it was sufficiently refuted by the practice of the Catholics in all countries, who were found not to be inferior in the performance of all moral du- ties to persons of any other persuasion. He should, however, quote somq extracts from the earliest Fathers of the Church, to shew that this was not ; he doctrine of the Church of Rome at any time. He then cited many quotations frorrl Justin, iElian, Gratianus, and many of the ancient writers, acknowledged as authorities by the Ca tholic Church, to shew that it was their doctrine, that the evasion of the spirit: of an oath, even if adherence was paid to the letter of it, amounted to the crime of wilful perjury. In the case of Huss, a question had been sub mitted to Pope Martin V.; whether, for certain objects therein stated, a small departure from striCl truth was not allowable ? and the Pipe ex- pressly answered, that it was riot, and that it would amount to the crime of wilful perjury. The conduCt of Maria Theresa, of Austria, was truly noble, and should serve as a pattern to other Governments. Until her time, the Protestants of Hungary were under civil disabilities ; and never- theless, when she was attacked by powerful ene- mies, they all rallied round her throne. When she appeared driven to the last extremity, she held up her infant son in her arms, and shewed him to her people as their future Sovereign. She told them, that if they would now proteCt their future Soveieign, they might depend up » n his gratitude and protection to them vf/ hen he was of age to hold the reigns of Government. This was net a vain promise. The loyalty of her subjects ( Pro- testants as well as Catholics) enabled her to tri- umph over her enemies; and she immediately re- moved many of the disabilities Under which the Protestants formerly labotired. Her son Joseph completely removed the remaining disabilities, and entirely emancipated the Protestants. If, then any stress was laid on the illiberal conduit of some Catholic Princes of Europe towards Protes- tants, ihe Empress Maria Theresa, and her son Joseph, set noble examples of liberality, which he thought that Protestant Governments would do Well to follow;—( Hear, hear, from many Lords) It was tiue, that King James the Second pro. ceeJed in England, with respeift to Protestants; on the same system that' had since been uniformly acted upon in Ireland with respeCt to Catholics, ! notwithstanding the express stipulation of the j trea'y of Limerick to the contrary. The effeCk of the Revolution, however, w^ re very different its old way, and the recital of present events was ' here and in Ireland. In this country, the great, great portion of the fruits of their tndastry to th<* common fund, and nothing refunded to them, as it was to others, in the shape of emoloyrrient nremolu- ment. This exclusion from profitable employmfiit, appeared to him equal to imposioga tripfe or qua. druple taxation upon those classes who were not allowed to share in those henefits which wete com- mon to the rest of the nation; and when it was considered, that the number of those thus pro- scribed from the most honourable employments, exceeded the number of subjects in manv inde- pendent stares, it must be allowed that this ap- peared to be a very serious hardship. The Irish Catholics, deprived of honourable employment in their own country, had formerly been obliged to seek for it upon the Continent, in countries where their religion was no obstacle to their natural ex- pectations. Such, however, was ROW the altered state of Europe, that he was deprived of this so! U tary comfort. He could find nothing now abroad but those who sought the absolute annihilation and destruction of this country ; but « ren if h? f wete disposed to go to the Continent, and look there for employment and promotion, our laws in- terdicted from the greater part of Europe, as it would be treason to seek For service in countries hostile to Great Britain. It appeared to him that this system of exclusion, which went direftly to deprive a man of his fair meins of miking & live » lihood, was, in faft, robbing him of the best rights which nature had given hirti. Our ancient Con- stitution, however, did not recognize those pro scriptions and systems of exclusion against any classes of his Majesty's subject's. The language of Magna Charta never inflicted disabilities an 1 exclusion on any particular classes of the subjects of this realm. It appeared to him that no pains, penalties, er disabilities, should he inflicted tlporx moral rherii who obeyed the laws, and afied up to th? dictates of their consciences; He rrttlst al- ways be much afflicted at hearing of any thing like turbulent proceedings; but, if turbulence were avoided, the rising of the feeliiigs of nature against tyranny, against coercion, and oopressiort, was the very principle of liberty.—( Hear, hear.)— There was hardly any country in the World where religion had been rtlore limited than in tliis, as connected with freedom from disabilities. Thera had been a time when it was absolutely required, that 37 Articles out of the 39 must be subscribed by arty person receiving any office. It could not, however, have been the ObjeCt of the Legislature, in the tests which they imposed, to guard the Church in one point only from the attacks of the Catholics, while they left ft open to attacks from every body else. As to the latter part of the oath of allegiance, which respeCtsd the family of the Sttiarts, as that family was now nearly extinCl, that part of the oath appeared to him to be a mere matter of form. In speaking of the Hotise of the Stuarts, he was unwilling to stir up the asjhes of that illustrious family, but he must say that the Catholics never received from them any particu- lar benefits which had merited any peculiar at- tachment on their part. In the reign of Charles I. they were, it is true, considered very loyal people, but before the end of the reign of Charles II. new ads were passed against them, 4nd jSarticularlf the CorpOrition and Test ACts. It'appeared to him that the two Churches so nearly resembled one another, th. it they should be considerad as sisters of the same family. Alth ) Ugh we have not the same number of sacraments as the Catholic church t yet, with the exception of one, the forms of ail the Catholic sacraments re- main in our church. Auricular confession fs even strongly recommended, although not held to be a sacrathent. tn our forms for the visitation of the sick, the doCtrine of confession and absolution is copied word for word, from the Catholic ritual. The organization of our hierarchy was the same. We, like them, had a Primate, Archbishops-, Bi- shops, Deacons, and Prebendaries'. The land was divided, as in Catholic countries, into parish.-;, each having a church; and we, like thtm, had our cathedrals, tithesj Easter dues, and f? ee offerings. He thought, that itlstead of interfering with reli- gious opinions, the Legislaiure wrtnld do riitich bettef to frame their tests at Once directly against, those political principles which they wish to ex- clude.— We had formerly protected the I'ope, and were now protecting the Spanish Catholic-, who were fighting enthusiastically against that power which has despoiled the Pope and sHsed his person. He had often while at Rome-, seen the picture of his Majesty in the houses of the • Ca- tholics j aftd being perfectly convinced of the loy- alty of that body, he must vote against their be- ing any lortger subjeft to civil disabilities on ac- count of their religiom opinions. Heconsideii d that he owed this duty, not only to a respectable class of his countrymen but to hie God : and ha cofirtd only look for salvation through his Redeem- er, by following his divine precepts, " Love one another,' Do uiito others, as you wouU they should do un- o you." ( Sec next pagr ) Th? BELFAST CO MM KkClAi, Ci • un MI: I. K. DEBATE ON THE CATHOLIC CLAIMS. ( In continuation from First Page.) The Bishop of EXETER, objrfted to the word « * Catho- lics," as applied to the memoralists; and moved, that it should stand " Roman Catholics." Lord no NOUGHT.* ORL, after having read the P> ti- tion front Cambridge, where they were also styled " Catho- lics" generalhr, agreed to the alteration suggested by the Re.' C- rend Prelate. Lord REDESDALE thought, that no suffi- cient restrictions or security for the Protestant Church conic] be found except in the laws which veie now in force. It was the usurpation of tem- poral power hy the Catholic Church which first led to an inquiry as to the truth and soundness of its doflrinps, and ultimately producd there- formation. He felt no bigo'ed attachment to any particular religious system, hot certainly preferred that in which he had been brought up, and of the excellency of which he had by study informed himself of. He could not forget, however, bow James the IJ. endeavoured to make Popery the means of establishing arbitrary power ; and that our ancestors conceived it neccssary to have a de- tention of'the religions opinions of King Wil. liam, as well as his political ones. They had thought proper to entift, that the King must be a Protestant, and hold communion with the Church of En- innd. He could not bring himself to con- sider that these restnflions which our ancestors judged necessary for the security of the Protestant religioK and Government, deserved at present the jia~ .• of unjust and oppressive restrictions.— The Noble Lord proceeded to comment upon the coronation oath, by which the sovereign was laid under the strongest obligations, not to do any thing which ftiijjht weaken or destroy the established Protestant religion. The question, therefore, for the considtratian of their Lord- ships, was, whether the act now proposed to be done, was likely to be injurious to the established faith. Now, when he found, on looking back upon the experience of ages, that the mode of securing any establishment was, by the exclusion of Dissenters from power ; when he considered that every sect formed a sort of political party — that the established religion formed a party as well as dissenters— he thought it would be dan- gerous to clothe the latter with poliiical power. The non- existence of religious disabilities under some governments had been appealed to as ail example; but there was a great difference be- tween the government of this country and an ab- solute Monarchy. In the latter the power of the Monarch could instantly quash any party that • wished to establish political power On their reli- gious opinions -. hut in a Government like this, that was hm poar. il} 1*; and if the Catholics were once admitted to power, they must for ever re- main a powerful and distinct political body in the Suite, hostile to the maintenance of the Protestant Establishment. It was impossible it could be otherwise : a91 ng as men were * nen, the love of power would opera! e. and urge them on to the attainment of pre eminence. But a still stronger stimulus would impel the Catholics ; it was one of their . tneis. that their's was the only true Church.— that all he: etic » were excluded ftona salvation-: and, therefore, motives of religion as well as ambition must operate upon their minds. The opinions which he now delivered had been maintained by men of the highest intellefl j by Mr. Locke among many others 5 and he must asrriin repent his belief, that the Catholics, if once vith political power, would avail thorn- s'Ues of it to the injury of the Protestant faith, whenever an opportunity offered. But he, and others who thought with him, were accused of supporting the Catholic religion in Italy, Portu- gal, and Spa; n, while they refused political power to the Catholics at home. If any State chose to make the Catholic faith the sole and executive re- ligion of the country, as had been lately declar- ed by the Cortes of Spain, they had a right to do so, proved they did not interfere with the Govern- ment of this country. The alliance with Spain was produced and cemented by political circum- stance?. The language of the Catholics, before they obtained the privileges they now possess, was conciliatory and submissive j but the moment they gained a standing- place, they resorted to the language of intimidation. Their Petitions were full of the most irritating expressions ; and the statement of their grievances was repleie with fake- ho ds and misrepresentations from beginnir. g to end, A deposition had gone abroad among them j to rbki' up from oblivion all the old publications which had a tendency to irritate and inflame the minds of their people. Of this, the late republi. of Ward's Eirata, which was patronised by almost all the Pritsts in Ireland, furnished a suffi- cifnt proof. Some of them used the Catholic Claims as a stalking- horse for olher purposes; and their real objeif was the separation of Ireland from this country.—( Hear, hear.) New cor. cex- iot. s of' political power would oijly increase that , danger ; and the House, by acceding to the pre- | sent claims, would ad like the ancient Saxon in- habitants of this country, who bought off the Danes from plundering them, and only excited fresh desire for pillage. Nothing short of absolute compliance with every claim would satisfy the Catholics of Ireland. They refuse every kind of veto on the eleftion of their Bishops; and yet they demand the right of enjoying situations in which they might ncpiinate to all Church preferments. They desire the eligibility to sit on the Woolsack ; to enjoy the patronage of the Protestant Church j and yet they will not concede the slightest nega- tive on the nomination of a Catholic Bishop. They daiv all ecclesiastical controul to a Protes- tant Prince, arid yet they wis!* to exercise it over the established faith, Some of their Clergy had been asked, why they refused that power of nomi- | nation which the Catholics of France conceded to ' their Monarch. Their reply was, that such a , concession might be made to a true, Son of the Church, but ne^ to an heretical Monarch. The Noble Lord then adverted to the resolutions of a , meeting of the Catholic" of the county of Galway, Lord Ffrench in the Chair, in which they claimed the enjoyment of e » ery privilege, and declared : their determination to vote for no Parliamentary • Candidate who declined supporting their claims. Could the! e be a more explicit declaration ! What danger* to the establishment were not to be ex- reC ed from a political sctf, united by and subser- ; Tier. t t « > ' heir Priests ? The Caiholics once possess- jj ed of political piwcr, could it be expefled tha' the Roman Catholic Bishops of Ir- land would long be contented, unless they participated in the privileges of the Established Church? Those, then, who voted for the Catholic Claims mus' make up their minds to abandon the Protestant Church of that part of the empire.—( Hear, hear). The Citholics would soon call it one of their rights to establish the Popish religion. On all these grounds he would oppose going into the Com- mittee. The Marquis WELLESLEY said, that on this great question, he must confess himself much surprised at the no- tice the Noble and Learned Lord had taken of the test, which he had said, had been imposed in an Irish county, he be- lieved Galway, that until the period of the emancipation, the Eledlors would vote for no one who accepted offices or emoluments. vIt seeaied indeed, ludicrous, that in the zeal he had exerted to prevent the consideration of the Petitions, he Should ha, ve- put a topic of this sort, as it were, in the front of this srreat. argument; as the county of Galway pas- sessed such i^ reat political influence, that it was necessary to relieve the Government front its pressure by putting an end to the question. The question before their Lordships was, whether, under all the circumstances of the country— under all the representations and solicitations which had been made year after year to Parliament— under all the agitation whieh this sutjeA had alrlady created, and still continued in Ireland; with opinions, he believed, favourable in most parts of this country, they would make up their minds to negative the proposition now submitted to them. He wish- ed to put the question briefly; and he wonld ask, whether there was a man in that House who could feel that he dtould discharge his duty in negativing the motion! whether he was one, who thought as he did that the con idcrafion of the Petitions was of the greatest importance to the security of the Protestant establishment, without which security it would be endangered; but which Petitions, if granted, would form for it a grant additional bulwark. or whether he was one among those ( God forbid that he should cast any imputation on their honour or integrity as publice men) who held opinions directly, reverse, he would ask, did they think that they could face their country and the world, in declining to enter into the consideration of this great ques- tion ? He would be the last man to agree to any measure which might shake the Protestant establishment; and he felt it unnecessary for him to repeat his entire and perfecft con- viction of the propriety of its intimate connexion with the state. As a general proposition, he considered a Church establishment was very essential to the happiness to the safety, and to the morals of the community ; and at the same time he thought that the preservation of our own Church rstahiishmenc was indispensible and vital to the liberty of the country, and to the power, the glory, the magnitude and the strength of the kingdom. ' But the greit. duty of supporting it was like all other- duties. It was unques'inn- ably a primary 3nd exslted duty to maintain the national re- ligion ; but still it was not our sole duty in our relations to God and man. It was a duty intimately related to other dutfen. which was. in faft, the case with all the duties of civilized society; the great objeft of which was, the general happinen, interest, sa'ety, and honour of the whole communi- ty. He was convinced of the general fundamental axiom, that public duty must be placed on the broad and strong founda- tion of the general felicity and security; and that nothing shou'd be done with violence, for violence, was far di. f- rent from vigour, and was above all, ill suited to the means of npholding a religious establishment. We mu< t look for a bast's to consistency with the public good All our duties must be consulted. What would Our liberty become with- out the observance of order, and the whole sole obedience to the laws ? What would religion be without charity and benevolence ? What should be the first duty of a states- nan in founding and maintaining a Church ' Establishment, of a Christian, of a Prot stant, and still farther, at a Protestant Established Church of England, but to fix the root of na- tional religion in the happiness of the people— that they should be able to contemplate it as p- rli- dt in its discipline, array**! in dignity, adenr, ed by its learnine, trece : v> mete. l*< l by its preaching, pure arid correft in i; » JctSktu. cs. as an ob- jeS oi affeflion as well as of veneration, and teftne& id with their civil rights, ameli irating their condition, snd contain- ing nothing which might affeift the security and tba » > lory of the Empire ? He thought that no Noble I. ord - whh* whom he differed, for many of whom he had a great affp& ion, would deny that in the maintaining a Church Establishment, the great deti. ieratum was the minimum of deprivation or op- pression in the civil condition of the people. He wished to clear himself from too many details and circumstances, and particularly from what seemed to him the misrepresentation or falsification of general principles. With respeil to princi- ples, different opinions were held on the aubjedt of civil rights, which some separated from the. existence of policic. il prwer. Some thought that persecution existed solely in the p o- hibitioti ® f certain pub! c worship; but he might encounter that proposition by saying, that' he could imagine cases in which worship might be prohibited within tne bounds of right, and where it might become the right and duty of a State to prohibit it on principles e6ser. tral to its own pre- servation. Religion w:! 3 not to be considered hy a State merely as a concern between man and his Maker; but also as a lively source of " human a< aioo; and therefore it might \ become justly matter of law. The iarae might be said of j crimes. Many were committed from pure conscience ; but . the supposed ilivine intercourse could not be considered, if j they were injurious to the we'l- being of the State. He put ! this onrv to probe- the argument to the bottom If persecu- tion consisted only in prohibiting worship, yet the rule of the State must be to prevent what was essentially injurious to its existence in safety. Necessity, as had been observed, created and limited the right; and wfren the limits were paused injustice and impolicy commenced} hut the forehead of man was not to be marked and branded merely for his religion. This was not a mere absolute question of right; but it was a strong claim to take off restrictions when the necessity for them w'ss no longer apparent. Here he wished to come to tht reel point at issue. The Noble and Learned Lord had spoken of these laws against the Catholics as laws fundamental, immutable, and irreversible. It required but little learning, on the contrary, to shew that they were not and that of all codes existing in th* w « rld, there was none more distin&' y chang » ab! e and rever- ible by the effect of times and circurr. suncfc•*. They had be » n altered, by ad- dition or diminution, in various ways at different times, and in no ( tspeA assumed a fundamental, and unchangeable cha- rjder. Thvf otight now tosns to 30 issue or. whish they would all agree, to which he himself, in his honour ami con science, must agree, or he must abjure his education ; and that was, that they all felt themselves bound ts proteSl and maintain, and even, if necessary, to ihed their blood for the preservation of the Church of England, and the Protestant establishment in all its bearings, for the education of its Clergy and Laity, its doftrine, discipline, iud other benefi- cial results; esteeming it necessary to the safety, honour dignity, and majesty of the whole State. But it was the greatest question, whether it was. essential, to the Church establishment, that it should be maintained by exclusions and restraints. While he gave sufficient pledges of his disposi- tion towards the Church, he thought that the existence of the Constitution, and of th - Empire, depended upon the just consideration of this question. He would again put this point to those who, with him, were for a system of concili- ation, harmony, and peace, as au extended security, and to those who thought security consisted in restraint, whether they would refuse consideration. They were not called upon to make concessions, or to forget securities, but only j to consider the laws. He, for one, thought, that such con- j sideration should end in concession: but was that a reason 1 for others to refuse to eonvder f Did they imagine that ihey could finally close their doors upon this aubjefi Thit a question which had excited such strong expeitatiens that nov> the measure would he introduced, or supported by I the Executive Authority ( on whieh subject he should tay ! nothing more.) would be set at rest for ever ? But did not j this render it still more- desirable, if indeed they wished to shut their doors upan it in future, that they should endeav- our to mitigate the severity of denial by giving to it all the weight of Parliamentary deliberation; and if it was to be the viftory and triumph of the new Administration, flushed with the confidence of their Sovereign, that their decision should carry with it the charatSer of full and impartial in- quiry ? Coming nearer to the details of the subje< St, he character, anil rreat talents and attainments ( Earl Grev) of the Noble and Lea.- ned I. ord on the Woolsick, when that Nohfr and I, » ar « « 3 I. ord demanded what securities were to he " given—" Sbe- w me the dangers you apprehend.", Hs ( Marquis Wellesliy) would, en the ptesent occasnn, how- ever, reverse the question, and say to the Noble an 1 Learned Lord—" Shew me your present securities."—( Htar / i— Some Noble Lords spoke as if they thought that the Pro- testant establishment in Irrland reited on the rock of secu- r ty; that it was permanently fix- d, and felt no danger ex- cept in the mere desire of the petitions to * her the existing excln- ive laws. Let their Lordships examine that matter. They must know how large a part of the people of Ireland were admitted ir. to the privileges of the Constitution only to a certain point. I. egal knowledge and talents opened the bar to them only to a certain extent; military services were stopped by a particular limit; the elective franchise was Pope ; but we c. mld not lie sithfied ; but w; p'.- rted agiiost These, Pafcal iufafifulity. the Councils of I. ateran an1 Con- stance, the c mdu- St of Sigis. ntind, and the affiir of. John Huss. He did not k tow really how to moot such arguments. The> retical notions, reduced themselves into prailice; for instance, it was - aid the King was perfeft, and culd do no S wrong;, and tint Parliament wat omnipotent. Instead of ipoints of faith, we mu « t look to the ordinary eKabiislied pr. nftice of the Catholic Church 1 not to old canons and ru- brics. Try the matter fairly, an 1 the danger would diminish. Bonaparte was said to bs. now the proprietor of the Pope ; but what use had he made of that propetty in Spain ? Had he by his means shaken the deaire of liberty there The Clergy there had been a focua of resistit. ee. It was indis- putable, that wtth the Pope in Hf » oap* rte* » hand-, a succes- sion to the Spanish Crown had b en decreed by the Cortes in favour of another of Bonaparte's prisoners, with provi- conceded, but from the representation of their countrymen ' l sions certainly unfavourable to arbitrary power, and with they were shut out; the Corporations were closed against - " they them; and from the magistracy of the county were excluded, unless a dispensation were granted by the Lord Lieutenant, a case Ivliicfl seldom occurred. In Englaad; the Catholics laboured under still severer privations. Was'this a state of internal policy likely to improve, or to alienate their affections > It was a pra^ ice to argue, that the restraint upon the Oatho'ics wa « noshing more than a part of a ( jetie- ral restraint— not applicable to any particular description, but operating 011 all, and who mi| fht all qualify, by submit- ting to a particular test. But it s ® happened, that the larger number of the people of this country took that test, because it was in p.- rfedt conformity with their sentiments, while, as it regarded the other-, it compelled them to do what was inconsistent with their honour, conscience, and faith, which were main bulwarks fur the security of thech iraiSters of men. Different people entertained very different ideas of the na- ture of tests. Suppose the office of President of the Council the Pope's Nuncio residing at Cadiz. Was the Catholic reli- gion, tlsan, necessarily coiineite. l with arbitrary power ? The Romish religion was a great feature in the charadter of j lames the. Setpnd, but it was rather the symbol than e. sence of his lo\/ e of arbitrary pouser; whirh of the two goddesses he loved most, he could not say. P.- rhjp? both for the sake of each. Bolingbroke Said that he was eilucated'in arbitrary principles. He became deeply tainted by his residence in France. The rev' . lotion" again » t; him was not merely as he was a Papist. Remember on what the Bill of Rights turn, ed I on the power of Parliament, the limitation of the pre- rogative, the right of petition, on exce- sive bails anJ fines. Whs inflicted them? Ju igeS who hail taken t; ie tes: I— Scruggs, and Jefferies a vehement Protestant I If we relied then on tests, we shoul i not have been safe: for they failed j us.— That glorious ttansaftion reverting to the original I principles violated by Laud aful Strafford, < kc. embodied { he mass of our political liberties We placed the Throne on " ' b. the present Administrate to be vacant, as it recently a" adamantine basis, in Ii. ng William and Que.' u Mary, was, he ( Marqtils Welleri^) aright swear that the txpedi- j| M>' 1 the succession oi the present iUa. triou » hou- e, excluding tion'to Copenhagen was according to the law of nations,.:! the family connected with a violation of our rights, and j and fully justified by all the circumstances. If such a test forming a douhle security, one a. ising out of circumstances, we: e to be proposed, certainly the late President of ;' the other boundless and infinite hy the Bill of Rights. l" his • ' . • « ... - . . .. • was his doitriue of the Revolution, which some would now depart from to prop up what was only temporal)-. He the Council would have taken it; but his Noble Friend, the present President of the Council ( Lord Sidmouth) would ... ... sooner have expired than have taken it— fALugbJ. . He j| should fetl great pain to hear this doariae controverted, for had made his motions upon that subjetft, and desired to have lj it would shake- any thing He then commented on the trans- every plank and nail restored.—( Htar). One Noble I. ord j in King William's reign, and shewed that his setiti- could take the test; but the other never could The exclu- 5 ments were favourable to extended privileges. He instance,! sions complained of were of un qual and unjust operat on. ^ the military services of Catholics in Holland against Phillip A distinction was set up between civil rights and politi- of Spain and Louis XIV. When he heard iting William's cal power. He would say, that in a free Stat?,' and par- authority quoted on the^ ther side', it reminded him of the ticularly in th: s Constitution, he could not make that dis- quotations from Scripture in favour of tke Slave Trade.— tiniftio i —( Hear ! j— Politicil power was the essential attri- 1 After- a variety of arguments and illustrations, tile Noble bate of civil righ's; by which he meant the eligibility an- 1 | Marquis concluded by exhorting the House to consider fair- capacity of political po- ver; without which, civil rights || ty the balance of dangers, and to enter into the consideration were cruel disqualifications. H. w was - this. yieW. of the | j c'fte Petition, when the question of securities would come case to be represented? Would they say to those whom jj regularly before them, and when they might examine the they exclude, " have exercised rrur abilities, we. have ' P ™ 3' laws, and see how they ha t been mitigated or enforr. performed great duties in our different professions with S'ic- thought the qu& tion well asktd by a Noble Earl of high cess and have been honoured with the approbation of our Country and our Sovereign ;" and who did not feel the pride and glnry of the reward of such services 111 himself, or in the recollection of his ancestors ? " We have received high honours aud great emoluments, after making our way through many difficulties, amidst the heat _ ef con'ending parties, and the bustle ef public affairs,: but trust us. after I all, such acquisitions are nothing but vanity am! vexation of j spirit, ( Hear /)— True happiness exists only in a calm, re- j tired quiescent state ! All philosophers hav^ taught you to j seek real enjoyments' in peaceful s - elusion from the cares and j anxieties of tile world. We assure you that the greatest j boon " we can c « nfer upon you is to lead you to the too chief I blessings liberty of person, and security of property."— ( Hear !) But to whom did they dare, in this country to deny these ? The highest glory to which suhj- it; as- pire was to be instrumental to- the public service— to be con- sulted in legislation, in finance, in religion, in the policy, of th.: empire to lead 011 her armies in war abroad, or to consult her happiness, peace, and welfare at home; and afterwards to be rewarded hy the Sovereign, and to feel conscious that their services have elevated them through the form, and to the ranks which fhe Constitution opens ' o them ! This had. been M r « ds the highest mgiphe of human na- ture. When the I ' < f exiip r ing im the niin3 of De- mosthenes; he sctn. y'u d nt> t to declare, that if his antagonist gained his point he shnuld lose all that he valued.— What was that?— the favour of the ' State?—{ Hear ' J— Those pel " ons who petitioned had lost the favour of the State', and in th it, had suffered a lo » s which no humin be- ing could calculate. But one of the harden circumstances was, that it degraded the. whole class of such persons, who mast, of necessity, stand, even in th- ir own country, in a lower situatinn than the rest of their countrymen. The j spirit of the Jaw was more severe than its letter. If not like i criminals, they n » Ht be like HiSpe& ed person-. Whatever 1 credit he gave to the Nobis Duke in Ireland ( Richmond), ' the system was fix^ d and rooted. Was that no danger to the Establishment ? Was it not said to be infli& ed for : ts security ? The Right Reverend Prelate opposite, at the head of the Church, would not deny , that, if the Church could exist without tens, it would be to her additional strength- Then, he would contend, tjiat while they ex st- ed, there would be embodied againsi the Church a miss of nnited strength.—( Hear!)— What must be the effeA of this, on the Church in Ireland ? In the Army it might al- most be called a kind of ingsnious contrivance to bring su- balterns, into the service, and then stop their promotion, in order <*, iv » her foe her defence? lie couid not conceive it possible that such a .- rare of things could long continue. Would ho advantage result from alteration ? Those not of the establishment were now all cemented to- gether by whit touched their relit'ion ; and they knew they were excluded for t} i- sake of ' he establishment. Admit iheok th » n, tg^ tije. commpij. t'. H- iUs of the Constitution — He was astonislied th : t mo, wiWhot appalled at the present danger. Religion wns amort powerful spring of aiSion ; bat there were many others that di- sipated and dispersed its force. Could the Priesthood have more power over a body con- ne& ed with the State, than they had while it was excluded from it ? The Roman Catholic Church of ' Ireland, it was said, had submitted more to the Court of Rome than other Catholic people ; bu: it should be remembered that they had not enjoyed the prote& iOu Of their own State,—/' Hear !)— Great Catholic countries would not admit the Papal control. Even in the Protestant' states 011 the Continent the Carbo- lics had more pretention from the State than our Catholic fellow- subje& s in Ireland. But what wis the security of the Church establishment there ? We should have separated the priesthood from the aristocracy, If we wished for se- curity against spirituils, we should have given temporals.— ( Hear !)— Here he would present to their Lordships a body of dangers on which he need not enlarge, aud he wouid ask them if they would do their duty to ttuir country and to the liberties of Europe, if they, refused to consider? As to the danger of removing the restraints, the question was between the alleged and the real danger. Our present security rested on oaths and tests: but where was our future security ?— The point of danger stated was our fear of relying upon oaths, and yet that was our security at present. We sup;- posed that oaths would be broken, which were already our only supposed safeguard. What grounds were there to be- lieve that the first step after concession would be to demo- lish the establishment ? Supposing that desire to, exist, would aot the extension of the common benefits of the community diminish, if not destroy it? Would- it increase their means already possessed, when all were embodied agaiast the estab- lishment ? Could such a thirst for destruiftioa be supposed, at to supersede any other motive that could be brought into adion? They gave the security of oaths, protections, their own conduft, the conduft pf Catholic Europe, the opinions of their Universities, aud the declaration of the fast free ed.-- He. iaiplored them to refleft on the great important point, whether the Protestant Establishment was best sup- ported by civil penalties, or by charily, peace, harmony, the principles of the. Reyjlutioti^ th? character of liberty, and . the. general safety of this great State. The Earl of LIVERPOOL, in a speech of considerable lengih ( which shall be given io our next), opposed the inoiori. The Marquis of DOWN^ HIRE was convinced, that the " Petition" spoke, the sense of the- Catholic Body of Ireland, • and that emancipation would be e- jually beneficial to all de- scriptors. of. his Majesty's subjefts. He, too, had laid on that table a Petition from a respeftable body of his country, men ; and h'r should be happy in feeling that h'e could con- tribute any thing to ah object so desirable as religious liberty. Lord - BYRON, in a speech of, considerable length, went, o ver tjje . leading. points of the question. We had emanci- pated the negroes, an. i we rcfuse- i freedom to. the ' Cath » ! ics. He had', in consequence, often thought'it a m'sfortune for the CathoTics that they Were not born black. We fought - for popery through the world, to crush its disciple* at hums. If Lord Wellington had been a papist, we should have lost ' u* talents. We did not consult religion in eur wars When any offer was made from the Coutinenc, away went our ar- tny, oyr imhassidor, and niu;_ ju^ sj- ly. We / tfB^ bt^ oftetl pretty hardly', oftener tiegpciaicii very badly, and ahvayi ! paid v^ ry " dearly for th* benefit of our Popish allies. His I l. ort'r'iip dec ^ re j that the reje^ ion of the petition would " be giving tln. greyett posribli pleasure to Bonaparte. The EARL of MOIR. A was , of opinion that the Noble Lord ( LiHer, pool) had most unjuatly confounded the tempo- ral anil spiritual nature of the question : but the Catholics made the distinflion in the clearsst manner, disclaimed all idea of interfering with the present Church establishment. The Catholics cln-. e, as free bom men, demanding their birth right; it then fell upon ministers to prove that they w- le unworthy of the right. But as to requiring the veto as a pledge, Ministers would be as much justified in de- mintling 1 similar pledge from the Dissenters.— The Peti- tion was backed by the weight of the Protestant property, and it therefore spi. ke the sense of Ireland. But were Mi- nisters to threw ; t rosn them at once, and declare th.. l they would not in any manner entertain the prayer of the Catho- lic people ? If they were, what must be the alternative ? There was nothing between conciliating them and knocking them on the head : the latter. would not he peculiarly moral, but what was perhaps more looked to, it was not peculiarly pra& icable. But something must be done. He knew there had been doubts on the question anions the peop'e of this country : and this'led him'to a point'which filled his bosom with extreme'inguish. He knew not whether'he should be within the bounds of srder— yet he was compelled to 1 proceed. He w ould implore the country, for the sake of Ire- j land, for the sake of her own interests, not to withdraw her 1 confidence from that Illustrious Individual, who was " at the I head of th" present Government. If any thing had occurred to excite'a feeling of distrilst, he adjured the House to sus- \ pend their judgement. Whatever mi^ ht be their sentiments, ! hs entreated theni still to rest confident, that the course 1 pursued by tfiat Illustrious Character, however actuated, had been guided by most, benevolent intentions, and th ! most ardent wishes for the welfare and happiness of tbose [ over whom hs ruled. He trusted he would be be) ievede I when he said, that a higher reverence for the Constitution - jt the Country— a more anxious solicitude for its liberty, its' honour, its prosperity, never existed, than what rested in the breast of that man. This was said from an intimate knowledge of the fa$; and it was to be hoped the House would rely upon the testimony now given The Irish offer- ed the most solemn pledges for their. aiiegiwcJ— they might be relied on: there was no nation of a moie faithful and confiding nature But if we rejected their Petitione r r. gfit with contumety- r^ if we" told ( herb there was" no right for them— how were we to keep down the irritation which we must have created ? We could not spare troops for the pur- pose; and in the language of the Noble Lord ( Byron), by refusing the boon, we were only doing, a service to Bonaparte. Lord GRENVILLE said, he was not at'all surprised that they who had the rashness to turn away the petition of four millions of people should have very few rea- ons, and not one satisfactory, for opposing - the claims of the Catholics. In- deed, atter the strong arid eloquent and utteily unanswerable arguments which the House had heard this night in favour ol the question, he thought it almost an art of great pre- suii'iption in himself to attempt any novelty on the subject. New argument be certainly had n.. ti hut again and again would he rai- je . his voice in entreaty for the grant of the prayer of the Petitioners,, when he. cunsidered what the stake was, that was at issue. Wl- en he recollefted that it was- this question that had occupied a large portion of his thoughts, and had been in fa6t. the chief feature of his political life; and when he considered that the safety of his country was endangered by the necessity of its agitation, he hoped Noble Lords would pardon liim for obtruding upon them a few observations. What was the House now deliberating 0- 1 ? When the history of this night should be written in aft: r- tim. es, with what scorn and indignation would posterity hear, that neither the just claims, nor the sufferings, nor the loyalty of the Catholics could obtain for them from this House, so much as permission to detail the particulars of their ca e to i1. Almost the one it urtll of the population of the Empire was now petitioning the House; and their prayer was backed by the petitions of the very persons for whose be- nefit it Was said exclusion was necessary— backed by those who prayed, that for their safety you should demoli- h what you pretend to be the bulwarks of their safety— who en- ! treated you to extricate them from that armour, which to i> , . . — them- is no longer a defence, but an incumbrance. The i drlS°' W't& OUt an effort on the par! of the jj petitioners themselves actually comprised the great rc. ru j to relieve it. J majority of thafrnHUPtTrlch sacr'Sce. 1 its inieoenltce c> your confidence. ! t was not now a mere C- jtiioiic qitstion, it was a Protestant one also The Cattolica tell yo iol their^ sufferings; and- the Protestants call on you to gisiihem. peace and union and to restore harmony to their dtstravSekf country. And- though the question had taken this mirnen- tary turn, what was still the condinft of the N - bieLords opposite? Was there ever such frenzy manifested; such po- litical madness betrayed by persons who preteodeil to the charafter either of statesmen or. men ? Now that th- jcoun- try could not support itself wichau! leaning upon helund— now that a gigantic power was proce ling, a'uliwA th « Noble Lords did not affeel to see it, with r pid strijes to ovefwhelm our existence, at such a moment it wa., thirther spurned tile Catholics from i< ie! r do > rs— He called n't re Housa, not to stand as Englishmen ia that b, -- - st ar, i tno. it dishonourable of all situations that of receiving the s. rvicn of a people, without giving, thcui. thfir jast re?.' ari He was glad to hear, however, that night from the Nalili Se- cretary of State, an avow ,1 of the. injustice of the ciliimnl- s which wife thrown out stilliagtinst die- Catholic*; akkaugh he was at the saiiie tunc aw . re, that the Nohl. Sfttetary was quite conscious of tire qu . rri- r when;.* tlnsy qtijtimtej. The University of Citnbrid'^ e hid fnurd oat that there wii greater- dinger to t; iis count- y frtm the Pjpe no.* lh. au there ever was. before. The Noble Secretary ( Lord Liverpool) hadconfe- sed, that tWa unfortunate and persecuted ipia had opposed a 6rmi," resistance than mo t oeity Princes to. the desire of Bomparte. But the N- ible Lord had s id, th. it the Pope mifjbt- di', an I another be aiefled under, the niJuence of Bouapwt If the rigins of fojr millions of oeojile were to be suspyi'led, m- rely, on the speculation of exi- ting public charaftin, and others succeeding them who would conduit thenwta dif- ferently, f. ich an exclusion mi'ht hs eternal . i. gMsdeai had been said of the dangfr of'Citholic ludges, anJCith... lies getting into the Cabinet, where rheir advice m « tt be asked with respetit to the appointment of a Protestant isbop. He would point out to fhe attention of Ministers tli!{ reat advantage, which resulted to Hungary from the M* a\ ity of the Empress Maria Thfeia, in emanciparir;; Net Pro- testant suhjefts That province which was before thimoit turbulent and rebellious province belong. ng to thirnnox?, very soon became the great support of the empire; rid if tie Emperor of Austria now held his crown, he ball- iei it was owing to the libc. al policy pursued with r." ipe£ t • t -> e Protestants. Another question, which was put by tfieiVob'tr X. ord was, whether the Catholic Bi- hop. would suppw: the Established Church ?— In answer, he wonld siy, r? i rfife tyiuroh of Scotland had been « he greatest annoyance to the Established Church. He, however, sat ten yean a rha Cabinet with a person that professed that religion; trul if the Bench of Bishops were to look at their diploma,, tbey would find them sign. d by a person pTor? « siut iln re- ligion of the Church of Scotland.—( Hear, i,•-,)-'- Wha\ a mockery then was it— what a bugbear) fat n « sound of Catholic should frighten the wi « e Leg' « hr. :> of the empire. If the statement of the Noble Secretary . vai true, things could riot remain as they Were. If his- t, t « - rnent ( Lord Grenville's) was true, they could not remain r. s they were, from both statements there. were only tirn can- elusions to be drawn, they would be obliged to receive th— n into their bosoms as worthy vipztsi, or break tiff roui th • 11, and not. fio d irn;. 3n with tfiem. He supposed the Noble Secretary had been readhg th? works of Dean Swrft: ( or in the year 1718, describing the Catholics of Ireland, he says—" As to the Papists.' in this kingdom, we look « po4 them as mere women and children; their land lias been taken from them, and •' hey have not money to purchase more. The property A& will prevent th- m, eve.: f they had the money. Those that have property have r^ ned Protestants— as to their Priests, they are regicides"— It ill became Mhisters to charge'or Iters with what t'ley were themselves tile cause, of; his sole end was the happia-- an I union of Ireland. When the Noble and Learned l.' o. .1 call- ed for securities he wasper e& ly safe, becau- e th. re wis no: danger, and security was ramecrssary. All the Petition prayed for was, the p'temal care of Pafli 1 ncm, md if t n- ir Lordships reje£ ed the Petition, it would be • sn'y tellmj them that they would never ii- ten to the n a Upon those considerations, he would support the mj ini of c:> e NoVe Mover l'he" COfftT CHANCELLOR argued against tlv mo- tion, contending that the Committee was to - ? £ merely the cause of the Irish Catho ic-., but tint of til • ( f. • tholics of England and Scotland,( to the last o'" wh - 111, ihouj i certainly small in number, no concession hid ever 1h- s. i made), and that the consequence would bs cnneeessari y to unsettle rhe whole Empire. Adverting to the si itements of the Noble Baron who preceded him. with retperSl to the Re- volution, he maintained that that Revolution proceed d on the principle of securing religious as well as civil liberty, anil of preserving the country from the evils of Popt- ry well as the evils of oppression. He had fa.- g itten all he h. r , t read, or Russell, Somers, Hardtvicke, and others, to wbo » e authority all must bow, united in exhorting a s: ri< 3 adher- ence to the principles of the Revolution, ami in no 01- ntnre closely than in the exclusion of Popery from power. He then referred to the letter of the Noble Baron - o Lord Fi'i- gall, and pointed out the inconsistencies which existed bj- tween that letter and the Noble Baron's speech, particularly in the contradictory estimates which the Noble Baron made of the Papal influence, and in his recommendation in his let- ter of " extensive consideration" before the granting of the Catholic claims.— His Lordship concluded by giving his de. cideid negative to the motion. Lord GRENVILLE, in fcphnsttioit, i. fsn.' ed himself from th » charge of inconsistency. Nu man could say that the Papal power was so considerable as wo the Pope able at pleasure to create and depose Sovereigns. H « re- commendation of " extensive consideration," relates! to the civil policv and relations ,, f Ireland. Lord HOLLAND said a few words, after which the House divided. Contents 102— Non- conteqts 174— M ' ii » : ity 7J Adjourned at half- pa. t six. « -..—.—————-——. eweo BELFAST OOURSfi OF EXCHANGE, gtc. APRIL 24.— Belfast on London ( 2lds.) 8 < 8i per witit. Belfast on Dublin ( 61 de.) 1 per ce: it. Belfast on Glasgow 7|- per cent. Imsn, ATK. IL 23 per cent. Gov. Deb. 73 ta 5 per cent. Dif'o lOl'lf EHGLISH, AP-. tr.- 21,- 3 per cent. Consols jf APRIL IS.— Dub. on I , on. | A FIN 21.— Loti. 001 ) ub. 34 J MAILS SINCE OUR LAST. ...... BV DONAGIMBSS • -.... BT DUULXN UUK 0 BELFAST, Monday, / Iprii LV, 1812. We have this daj dedicated the greater- part, of our columns to a very ample afid impartial report of the proceedings in the House ot Lordj on the Catholic Question, which we trust wi'd plead our excuse 1' oT the omission of several ar- ticles of minor importance. , IMPORTANT. PACKET BY EXPRESS The London Papers of . Thursday have just rcach. ed this Office by express from • Do^ haoee. They contain the following important intellij^ enc which we hasten to lay before our'Readurs London, Thursday, April 2' 3. FALL OF BADAJOZ. Our wishes and our predictions are ful/ illei, and BadajOz has, followed the fate of Ciudad Ro- I ]-} \ * I t A ICii'iV BELFAST COMMERCIAL CHRONICLE At nine this morning^^ TojTowing Bulletin was received at the Admiralty from Plymouth : TELEGRAPHIC DISPATCH. " PLYMOUTH. " Badqjoz taken by storm on the 6th ! instant." The Telegraphic Message would hare been received at the Admiralty yesterday evening, but the fog stopt it at the Telegraph on Cabbage Hvll, and it - was sent from thence by the post. The Officer with the dispatches may be ex- j pected in town in the course of the day. There was a rumour that we had lost H00 mtn \ TJ stDtmmg, but tio vraelhgetvce of that kind ( I has been received hy Government. SEED POTATOES FOR THE POOR. A benevolent and patriotic Correspondent, re- quests the insertion of the following useful infor- mation : When potatoes ate at so high a price, that it may be feared many persons will nor be able to procure a sufficient quantity for seed, the follow- ing is recommended:— Let two or three of the eyes to be scooped out of each po ato, before it is used and as any. larger than a small field bean— Also, the strings | JJliic[, Smalts, or runners, which grow from the eyes of the pots- jl garrel Staves, toes, in every bouse or binn, will, U planted in \ ^ em- Tork Pol Ashes, loose ground, in an upright or glinting posr/ on, i in pieces of four or five inches long, with two or three buds, leaving the upper bud wkhin an inch or two of the surface, yield a full crop. SICILY CARGO. 120 Tons Sic Hi/ tiarilla, 154 Bags . Shumac, JUST Arrived, and is now Landing from on board the Syren, —: GARDNER Ma » '- r, dire A from MAZZOKA, II and will be disposed of on reasonable Term?, hy \ j) WILLIAM PHELPS. : J Belfast, April 37, 181*. 1 . - ^ T 90 F0R SALV ; f Wei? ht Ty U" le; i P'^ Wrgh Clean Hen,?, I Montreal Ditto, tf judiciously done, w. ll turnnh seed as good f Rih F[ axseeJ) * J P'ece5 . SC00Ped out> not b* English Ditto, [ Aacant Barilla, 1 Cotton- Wool, Red Herrings, Corkwood. BLEACH- STUFFS BY AUCTION, AT if BELFAST NEWRY. I ' " DE , V Y /. V CAUL FIE L D } W1U' S,? il by Auftion, at his Stores on the Mer- I .! CHFT3'-^ U- LY. ON THURSDAY i ext, - he 33th inst. PORTER BREWERY CON- CZkKS. 2TION, at the FRIDAY 24th Mutant, at ONE o'clock, 300 Bales Fine J LI CANT BARILLA, 20 Cash Sup.- rf. ne SMALTS ( No. 6, J 100 Ditto Fine DUTCH STARCH. The Lots will be mid-, agreeable to the Purchasers, .11,6 terms liberal. Nil WRY, April 25. N. B. Twentv Bales of COCOA SHU. I, will a'. so he V put Co Sale oil the above day, to close a particular a- cnuiit. 49) ME'vV RIGA FLAXSEED. J 7* 0 BE., SOLD BY AUCTION, * the above > JL Canterni- in Sraithfield, j at TWELVE o'Cbck, SALE THIS DAY. By those _ i means, the poor may obtain seed, and b- nh bave The " Bt'iliih Government bave published a De- '( > 3C~ n fie- i with success. There is no person who claration, iusttficatory of its conduct in nut repeal- ) store potatoes, who is nor, from this irg the Orders ! n Council, on the plea urged by Amei'ica, that Bonaparte's Ed'iJls h> 4 been with- drawn. The Report made to the Conservative Senate by the French Minister on the lOlh last, is the evidence adduced in support of this juslift. cai'ion, and against the principles assumed by America. The Declaration, however, does not stop bete, but proceeds to declare, that our Or.. ders in Council are repealed whenever the French : EdiiU are withdrawn ; insists that as those Edifls I an* now as fully in force as oar Orders, there shall only be one law in America fbr both Eng- land and Fruuce ; and " that the United States shall recall tho< e measures of hostile exclusion, which, under a mUcnnception of the re. ti views and conc'iiA of the French Government, America has txclusive'y appli. d to the commerce and ships of wjr of Great Br ia n." This State Paper may, theref ire, be considered not only a justification of the past conduS of the British Government to. wards Ame iea, but also a declaration of their determination to adhere to the sa '< e course. Mr. Grattan's motion m the Catholic Claims comes on this day, in the House of Commons.— Its interest has been not a little increased by the formidable minority in the House of Lords on the same question ou Tuesday. DUEL. SECOND EDITION. Ccurier- Of/ ice, Tit.'* o'Clock. We have just heard, that in consequence of some expressions that fell from the Earl of Do. r. oug'imore in the Debate upon the Catholic Question, a duel took place this morui;> g, be- tween his Lordship and the Earl ot Yarmouth. Tlie latter was wounded, at the second fire, in th< e body. was the general Report abaut Tow< t, but is no tinth iu the account of any duel h* v. ing been fought. , RIOTS.— We yesterday had the piinful task to announce the revival of disturbances at Manches. ter and the neighbourhood, and particularly at Middleton, where the infatuated populace attack- ed the works of Messrs Burton. We are grieved to state that our letters received this morning are not of a more consolatory nature. Besides the ' five rioters who were killed, as mentioned yester- day no less than 16 or 18 were wounded in the necessary defence of the works. The military succeeded in driving the rioters from the works, but not without some bloodshed : three being killed upon the spot, and several wounded: We lament to add, that a party of the mob attacked the dwelling house of Mr. E. Burton, which ^ hey burnt to the ground with its furniture. RIOTS IN ENGLAND. / The following is an extraft of a Letter from Manchester to a Gentleman in Lisburn, dated « Manchester, April 22,1812. « ' At present we are all confusion, not only here but in every direflion, for many miles round. Las? night there was assembled 20,000 in the neighbourhood of Middleton, four miles from this, and were on the eve of attacking D. Burton and Sons weaving fafiory, but the people employed in it were aimed, and fired amongst them j killed six, and it is reported from 2.5 to 28 wounded ; they dispersed, and have colletfed again to- day in greater numbers, and increasing, and threaten vengeance to- morrow. The Watch and Ward • Aft is to be euforced, when every housekeeper will have to be in readiness to assist when called upon. It is to be wished our Legislators would . mprpve the condition of our working classes, for ert aiuly they are in want of being improved." ANOTHER LETTER. . It is with unfeigned regret that we are again compelled to record another aft of outrageous in- subordination on the part of the journeymen ca- lico- printers. The works of Messrs. Daniel Bur- ton and Sons, at Middleton, wherp machinery is used* in'greM perfeftion in printing calicos, were . utacked On Saturday by a numerous mob, who commenced their operations by the firing of mus- ketry into the faftory. Messrs. Bar ons being ap- prised of their intentions, had prepared for de- j ' fence, and at th » first volley five the misguided • rioters unhappily fell, several were wounded ; this IJ resolute conduft had the desired effeft, and the rioters were dispersed without further mischief. A distressing accident occurred last week near Maguire's- bridge. As Mrs. Tribe, widow of the late Captain Tribr, was returning to Littlemount, the seat bf her family in this country, with her only child, a boy of about seven or oight years old, the Vehicle in which- they were, was upset, and the . child sp much hurt, that he survived but a few hours in the mcst extreme agony.—/' Erne Packet). time, obliged to have those strings ot runners, FURNITURE BY AUCTION. 0f! MONDAY tie 27t>- hit. at No. 102, High- strut, at tie Hour of ELV. VEN o'Chc(, u> iff ht Sold hy AuBion. A VARIETY of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, con- ... .. sisting of MJrw> srwy Chairs, T » Sle « , Bedstead*, picked off, and who cannot supply cite poor with Drawers, Sofas, Pier Ghsses, Carpets, Fenders, and Fin j, seed; and the loose mould ot their gardens is i. Irons-, KitcHeu furniture, tcc. fc. c. particularly calculated for this mode or cultivat- ing the potatoe. Lt is hoped this information may be made known to the people in general, especially those, who from being unable to purchase Newspapers, are deprivsd — fteaJi Jtfenev only. MACFARLAN, Auctioneer. of all information from the Press. N. B. In all cases, the pieces scooped our, in . the set/ of potatoes, when out, should never be ( f planted until the wound be healed, and those bits scooped out, njay be kepi a great length of time. We are hapfiy to observe a considerable reduc- tion in the prices of provisions, in consequence o( the determination of Government to stop dis- tillation from Grain. It is certain there is no real scarcity iu this neighbourhood, to justify the re- cent enormous prices which have been demanded; and should the present favourable weather con- tinue but for a short time, the monopolizers .- ind speculators, who fatten inon the distresses of the poor, will be c impelled to bring their stores to market, and provisions of all kinds will find their fair and natural price. We are credibly informed, that Oatmeal fell in Diomore Market 10i. Cd. per cwt. on Saturday last. • It has seldom fallen to our lot to read of, much less to mention, a more shocking instance to what a pitch of passion can le id a man, not bereft of sense altogether, than the following, which oc- curred on Thursday last, at Liscannor, in the west of this County :<— A man of the name of Burke, having a dispute with his wife, gave her a blow with a spade on the head and thrust her outside the door; in some time after, his anger having abated, and perceiving that she did not return, he went out for her, when, alas 1 he found her lifeless; he then, iu a fit of despair, immedi- ately went to a neighbouring river, from tl; e bridge over which, he throw himself in, where the water being very shallow, tand a number of rocks in the place, he was almost dashed to atoms. — Ennis Galette.- HivLFAST: SHUp NEWS. The new hrig Draper, M'MuIlan, from hence for Bristol, arrived itf Id hinst. The bauny,' Martin, from hence, arrived safe at Liver- pool 20th instant. The Ceres, Savajje, from Liverpool, arrived here oil Sa- turday last. The Minerva, Courter. ay, is loading for Liverpool, to sail in a few days. The new armed brig George, James Caughey, Master is loading for London, to sail 6rst fair wind after Cth May. The coppered and armed brig Levant, M Kibbiti, loads immediately for Lot- don. The Hawk, M'Cormick, is loading for Glasgow, to suii first fair wind. The Diana, M'ClTum, at Glasgow; the Margaret and Nancy, Galbraith, at Greenock; and the Bse, Rankin, at Dubhn, are loading for Belfast. NEWRY MARKETS, APRIL 25. /. J. 4. Wheat 15 O — 80 Oats 16— 2 Oatmeal 27 6 — 35 Barley SO t> — 35 6 First Flour.— 46 0 — 0 0 Second ditto.......... 4i 0 — O O Third ditto 43 O — O 0 Fourth ditto 35 0 — 0 0 Pollard 10 0 — 0 0 Erau 10 O — 0 O Butter J21 8 — 126" 0 Rough Tallow 10 C — It 0 Flax Dressed 26 O — 29 8 Ditto Undressed 14 0 — 15 9 Barilla ( Sicily) ™ ..., 30 0 — O O Ditto ( Alicaw) ... 40 0 — 0 0 Pot Ashes 45 0 — 48 0 Iron ( Swedish) — Do. ( British) ....^.^ 16 — Liverpool Coals...„ 36 Swansea ditto 34 Malting ditto....... 33 i. O j. per barrel of 20st. 4 ^ ^ per stone of 14lb. 6 (• per cwt. of 112lb. ' f per barrel of J6st. ' t per cwt. of 1121b. per atone » f 16lbs. ^ per cwt. of 112lbs. | per ton of20 cwt. 0 —• O O —' 37 Weight of Bread at the Public Bilfry this Week. White Loaf, 13 Term: 49) VALUABLE HOUSE TO BE SOJ. D. TO BE SOLD BT AUCTION, on the Premises, on MONDATthe iih May next, at TfVO » ' Clock, THAT HOUSE ani TENEMENT, at pr. sent occupied by Ion* .'• HC « » <.< HI> ftrti » ' » » C. wtfe- slrert, opposite the Donegall- Arms. There are Nine Yeais of the I. eaFe un- xpired, and i<; at present let at a pro/ it rent of jfSH. Sr 47. to a Tenant at will.— Vhe situation, as well v. conveuiencies for Business, art too evi. leut to net d any com- ment. i Any Person inclined to purchase the said Concern by Private Control, will please call on Mr. S. TUCKER, Cbroniete- OJjUf, who has ttie Writings in 111. bands. MACFARLAN, Auftioneer. B lfast, April 25. ( 54 NOTICE. ' tpHR INHABITANTS are hereby informed, that Mr. ' THOMA- S CARSON has been nppointed to Colleft ' he POMCE T 4XES for the current year, 1812, applorte ! and confirmed by'virtue of the Belfast Police A&. Ami that he his been instruSed to proceed with the Oalle& inn forthwith, and likewise to levy, by distress or otherwise, according to law ( without any distinction), the rtspeSive Sums app'otted to be paid by the several Persons therein named, from all those who shall negleiSl or refnse to pay the same, after having been once required so to do. By Order of the Police Committee, JAMES HYNDMAN, Clerk. Belfast, April 27, 1812. ( 58 Henry J. Tomb v Robert Holmes A RE Landing, tor Sale: a Quantify of NEW RIGA FLAXSEED, of excellent Quality. 905) Belfast, April 24. BLEACHERo' SMALTS. GEORGE LANGTR'T S CO. AVE for Sale, a Parcel of Real DUTCH BLEACH- ERS' SMALTS, of very fine Quality; ALSO, American P it and Pearl Ashes, Aiiamt Barilla, R- lined S'/ l/ p.' tre, American Rosin, Fine and Common Congou Teas. Belfast, April 16, 1812. NOTICE. npHERE will be a- MtETivo of the TRUSTEES r.< r jhe jL £ d and 3d Divisions of the TOHNPIKE ROAP, from Banhridge to Belfast, held at LORD DONEOAIL'S Office, in Belfast, on FRIDAY the 8th day of May next, at ONE o'Clock, for the purpose of appropriating the Money for said Divisions; and receiving JOHN JOHNSTON'S Bail for paying the Rent of the Lisburn Gate. Signed by Order, JAS FETHERSTON, H Treasurer. April 27, 1812. ( 50 STREET MANURE. To he Sold hy Auffhi, on SATURDAY the 2.1 Miy next, pre- citetj 0 the tour ofTWRLVE. » Clock, OEVERAL fyrceN of r'xr^ rSTRKHT MANURE; to oMnituCcr 4 « * i'mntais YstJ, « r » d ;> r'>- ceed by York- str « et. Terms— Ready Bank Notes; and to be removed within the time to be mentioned at Sale, otherwise to become for- feited, and resold. 57) 37. MONEY. T" 0 BE LENT, on real unincumbered Lands, situated ' in so ne of the Northern Counties, from =£ 4,000 to =£ 6,000, and =£ 3,- 500. The Interest t » be paid Half- yearly, at the Hou « e of the Lender. Application to be made to' JOHN RYAN, Attorney, Benburb, Armagh, No Letter attended to ( if by post), that is not po « t- paid 52) April 25. " NEW RIGA FLAXSEED^ EOBERT SIMMS & SON are Landing for Sale, a Parcel of RIGA FLAXSEED, The growth of last Seasun, of prime Quality. Belfast, April 24. CLOyj- K".^'. )> » GEORGE LANGTRT V CO. HAVE TOR SALE, Q OACKS of New Red CLOVER- SEED, lately land ' '' J ed from the South of England ; the Quality of which is most superior, and will be sold on reasonable f urmi. 972) Belfast, April 14. CO. K W FLAX- SEE ENGLISH * AMERICAN. GEORGE LANGTRT V HAVE FOlt SALE, 570 BAGS, just landed from the South of England, the growth of last year, and producedfrom real RIOA Flax- seed. 650 HOGSHEADS, imported per the Protection and Hibernia, Jrcm New- Tori. 690) Belfast, March 6. A FEW TONS OF HAY, OF excellent Quality, to be Sold; delivered, if necessary, in Belfast, by I JAMES FERGUSON & SON- '.\ iiiTjh| p » rk, near Ballydare,? April 24, 1812 J ( Ss RUSSIAN TALLOW, BY AUCTION. HOLMES & BARKLIE YftTILL SELL BY AUCTION, at their Stores in Ann- V y street, on MONDAY 27th April, at ONE o'Clock 73 Barrels Russian htllozc. 29) Belfast, April 24. PRIME NEW DPONTHON DEALS, & c. J HO MAS CORBL TT CO. ARE at present landing, at. their Yard, James's- street, the tAKOa of the ISrig Madelirt E5" Christian, RICH- DALE, Mister, direct from DRONI'HON, consisting of Six and Nine Feet DEALS, of superior quality, • PLANK, DEAL ENDS, and OARS. ALSO, 10 Whole Barrels, 1 — . „ , 4 H& Dsito \ TAR, and 5 Casks TALLOW. All of which will be disposed of on the most moderate Terms, for good Payments. Bellast, April 23. An APPRENTICE Wanted. ( 45 SALE THIS DA Y. CRAWFORDS, WALLACE, & CO. ILL SELL BY AUCTION, at their STORES, on MONDAY, 27th inst. at ONE o'Clock, 20 Pipes Spanish Ital / Vine, of superior Q/ u{ t'ty, Ditto TentrjfFt If'ine. Terms st Sale. MACFARLAN, Auctioneer. AP » il 87,1818. ( » * SALE THIS DAY. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, * Ij At tie PXCHANCR Ccrmn- HooM, in Waring- rtirci, on MON ' | DAY the 2.1th April imt. at the Hour of ONK t'Clock, jf ripH< LEASE of a FIELD in BALLTMACARRET, for 3 JL l ives' and 16 Years, from Nov. 1811, containing 3A. . 1R. 26P. at the Yearly Rent of =£ 10, 4/ . = 1 Bills at Th- ee Months will be taken in payment, jl. For Particulars apply at No. 52, ANN- STREET. it 992) Belfast, April 27, 1812 AUCTION OF FURNITURE. In the Matter of j ^ N MONDAY, tke 4th JAMES HYNDMAN, {. Jf - May next, at the Dwell- a Bankrupt f ing: House, Na 17, Donegall- —:— J; street, at the hour of ELEVEN o'Clock, and to continue daily until the whale shall be dis- posed of, the Entire Fashionable Furniture thereof, Consisting of Mahogany Northumberland, Pembroke, . Sideboard, Card, Dressing, and Work Tables; Parlour, Drawing- room, and Bed- ruom Chairs; Mahogany Drawers; Wardrobe; Basin Stands; Pier and Dressing Glasses; Four-' post Mahogany- and Field Bedsteads and Hangings; Feither Beds and Bedding; Bed, House, and Table Linen ; Win- dow Curtains; Carpets; Hearth Rugs; . Stair Carpeting; Brass Stair Rods; Fenders and Fire Irons; an excellent Eight Day » U- ck; Plate and Plated Ware; Chini,. Glass, and Delf Ware; variety of. Kitchen Utensils,, and many other Articles neces^ ry for, K- iu- e use . . Wa^ e- room Fixtures,. Ream and . Scales, Lumber, & c. . TERMS— Rudy Money ( or each article before removed. • ROBERT DUNN, Assignee. Belfast, April 21. - •-• ' '•' -- 1 ' ( « 7 KILN- DRIED WHEAT. AFEW Tons of nicc WHEAT, in good condition, fo Sale.- inquire at the BELFAST MILLS. 968) April IS. STOLEN, Out of the Stable of MATTHEW M'COMB, Tannangh- more, on Saturday Night, eZ5lh Inst. ALIGHT BAY MARE, two years old, marked, scratch and star, black legs, switch tail, hands high; value Eleven Guineas. Whoever returns said Mare to the Proprietor, or CHRISTOPHER MORROW, Saintfiel- i, or JAMES SHAW, Butter Merchant, Belfast, shall receive TWO GUINEAS; or FIVE GUINEAS for Mare and Thief, upou prosecuting to conviction. 59) TANNAUOHMORE, April 27. TO BE SOLD, ' Jhe Cutter Three Sisters, . Burthen about ninS Tons, With all her Materials, as she now lies at DONECALL- QOAT. Fur Inventory, and further particulars, apply to T. L. STEWART, Jun. D » negall- Quay, April 25. ! P. S. If not disposed of prior to FRIDAY the 1st May' ihe will on that day be S » l j by Public AaiSioa, at the hour ef ONE o'clock. ( 53 AUCTION OF LINEN CLOTH. ON FRIDAY", " the 24rh instant,-' at the " hour of ONE o'clock, Will'be Sold by Au& im, for Account of the Underwriters, at the'StotiR of Mr. Aft rib « GAMBLE, fcierth- street, . , * . . . Five iBales 4- ith Iicdf- blcached . Linen . /.'' - cioth: •/. • Damaged on board the Tint, for London. , 16) B. tfast, April 22. The above SALE is postponed to FRIDAY the FIRST DAY rf MAY next, at & N£ o'Clock. > .4 large guajititi/ of Porter Barrels and Half Bar- rets, made of " the best nntericdsf | A few Bags Hops, growth 180d, 5 One Metal Book Safe etid one Mrtnl Sfoxv, i 50 Barrels Porter, remainder of their stale unsold A large quan'ify of Quebec Pipe Strips, A Parcel of bielt- seasoned Ash Timber, 3 Drays, o'i': Box Cart, dray &,' cart Harness, fyc. 1 Large Beams, Scales, Weights, And a great variety vf other article* necessary in Btemug aivl ^. taUmw Concerns, and we\\ worth the '-.' V' . inn of Vs. e Trad-: together with a Pixel ofetaelhet UOUSKlWLi) EURTSITURE. Alto, at I > O o'Ciock on same clay, witl bo Sold, the LEASE of a HOUSE and GARDEN in ivjil'.' ield- r. mf, 1 7 jrears of which are unexpired iir-, t November ir..-' J, ( CT The above SALE is Adjourned I. 7VE3- DAY the 2$ tb April inst. at ELEVEN a Clock, Forenoon. And oil FRIDAY, first May Bart, will be > o\ tif on tU Premises, the Entire of the atwvc PORTER FiRE. WEAVf CONCERNS, consisting of BKE{ OUoES, MALT HO USES, fee. & c, with Fixtures, tV. ercon, evpn' Ae ai llr » w- ng 10,000 Barrels Porter annually, with u iicve.'- fiUiog suj » plv ot' water. From situation arid e^ te^ at, ttvi- s Covxt era w^ Vi. worth the attention of any person desirous of ,* the Brewing and Distilling Business. Pn a^ y general Mercantile Business whatever, apply at the Offices of ntcring into Provision " vaie, or For particulars, ihlfuM, GREG & BLACKER, or SAMES T. KENNEDY & Apt ( J jit, 1!> 12, 10. FURNJTURK AUCTION- T° 3g^ AUeriOM, at the K.,, e of tleUt. Jr. . V, r- t":. TI8> phurch- street, on THURSDAY tha 30th- instant, at the Hour of ELEVEN. .,' n„ ck, » vari'ry o excellent HOUSEHOLD FUUNiTUAH, wi. hout re' 6erve Terms, R » ady Money. April 21 m MACFARLAN, Auctioneer. NOTICE TO ARCHITECTS. PROPOSALS will be received to Rebuild the" MEET- ING- HOUSE of CLOUGH, until the 20th of May. For Particulars apply to the Rev. JOHN JI. ALL S7) CLOUGH, April 18, 1K12 " TO BE LET, ' For the Season,' or atty number of Years, npHAT' LARGE and COMMODIOUS " HOUSE in I GLEN ARM, lately occupied by Mrs. M'Kutof, with an entire waHetWn Garden and Field, if required. Tne House is in complete repair, with Offices suitable- to a gen- teel residence. Anpiy to ALEX. DAVISON, Knockboy, near Ballv- mena. - _ ( 3S THE PUBLIC are re « pe flfully informed, that on and after the <> 2d instant, the COACH from NEWRY to DO, WNPATRICK, will be dispatched from the former - at SKVF- M o'Clock, bn'the M rriHias 6f Monday, Wednes- day, aut} Friday and ttom the latter at TWO ft'Clock at Noon, on SMday, Tuesday, and ifhursday.. 9) April 20. WANTED, ' St, ed for At May , m a Farm a few Mils from Be'fas A S. mf; 1E M'AN, who can be well recomnv', , f ® - honesty, and has wnte knowledge of the care of. Cows, & c. He » , U be lodged and dieted Application to be made. at the. Commercial . bro> » J, ' Tut S) < — 1 April 21. ' Public are resjieitfully inform ed, chat the following S'SiP ' iv REGULAR TRADER.^ 4Jf5&: IVilt Mfor their mptdrrt forts, ferfflt with the first fair Wi* d after its dettej mentioned : FOR LONDON, The armed brig GEORGE, JAI. CAUC. HE V, Master, 6th May. The armed brig LAGAN, HOWKINE 14 days after. FOR LIVERPOOL, The MINERVA, COPRTENAT In a few davr. The CERES, SAVAGE Eight days after. FOR BRISTOL, The SWIFT, NEEL 9th May. FROM LIVERPOOL ; FOR BELFAST, Thfe CUNNINGHAM BOYLE, BECI. 2d May. The FANNY, MARTIN Eight days after. FROM LONDON FOU BELFAST, The. armed brig FACTOR, M'NfE « « In. May. The armed brig AURORA, STARKS......... 14 days after. For Freight, in London, apply to Messrs. ALEX ANDFJt and WILLIAM OGtl fcY, Abchurch- Yard. Gentlemen who have Linens to forward, will please send them to GEORGE LANGTRY ty A few stout Lads warned as Apprentices t » the Sea. ' A Shalt taU at He. under mentionedfevioda FOR LONDON, The armed brig LEVANT, MKIBHIN 2d May. gff These Vessels being armed and completely well fouud, Insurance by tliem will consequently be effected on the nlost reasonable terms. FOR LIVERPOOL, The KELLY, M'ILWAIN 2d May. FROM LIVERPOOL FOR- BELFAST, The tfliPTUNE,' DAVIDSON.....:.. . ..:.'....... Sd May, " FROM LONDON FOR BELFAST, The armed brig . BRITANNIA, ASEBPEEN; on delivery of Teas from the Sales. . , . The. armed brig VENUS, EeN » LEroN.„,... l ( Jays after Fpr Freight, m l. ondon, apply to Messrs. WM= & JOHN WHARTON, Nichoks' Lane; or, in Belfast, to R. GREENLAW, Agent, j Wh6 will rece'rve and forward LINEN CLOTH and other j MERCHANDIZE with clre and dispatch. ( O A few Stout Lads wanted as APPRENTICES to if the Sea, to Whom liberal EnfOurygJiriri: will begiyeB, FOR GLASGOW, The Brig HAIVK, B. M'CORMICK, MASTER, ( A constant Trader), Loading, to sail in a few days. FOR DUBLIN. The BEE, DAVIK RANKIN, Master, a Rrgular Trader loading, to Sail in a few days. For Freight, » pp! y to GEO. MONTGOMERY, Who will receive and forward Linen Cloth and other Mer- chandize, with care and dispatch. The BETSEYS, NEILSON, at Glasgow; the MARGA- RET" & NANCY, GALIRAITH, > t Greenock; and the DIS- PATCH, JAM( Oft,' at Dublin, are loadir.;' tor Belf-< t U95) fcelfaM. April 3. FOR KINGSTON, JAMAICA, The HIBLRNIA, JAMES M'DOWELI,, MASTER, Will be clear for Sea in eight Days-. For Freight Or Passage, apply to JOHN MARTIN & CO. Belfast, April 24. FOR ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND, $ is3r The Br's G0LDEN FLEECE, ARTHUR RUSSELL, Mairti, To sail with all dispatch. For Freight or Passage, apply to HUGH WILSON & S^ NS, WHO HAVE OS SALE, 214 Hogsheads Scale Sugar— 41 Ba^ s Surinam Cotton— Coffee,, in Tierces and Bags— Leaf Tobacco—• Staves.— Iron and Wood Hoops— Mats—- B. ef a- ui Pork, in Barrels— Dry Hams— IVhiic and Bay Sx/ l— and Saltpetre. , ( 20) Belfast, April - » o FOR KINGSTON, JAMAICA, THE LEON/ DAS, JOHN GAMMACK, MASTER, Will be clear to sail tsu the JQth May. for t-' reig'ut or Passage, apply to SAML. & JAS. CAM? BELL. April eo. ROBERT LYNN, JL-*, Who are landing from JAMAICA, SUGAR, RL'M, COI- TON- WOOL, COFFEE, GINGER, a.' id LOGWOOD, for tale en reMotablf Terms. COMMERCIAL CHRONICLE IMPORTANT NEWS FROM AMERICA. By the arrival of the ship Harmony, at Derry, on Wednesday, from New. York, we have re- cp! verl intelligence from thence to the 19th ult.— From the Commercial Advertiser of the llth ult. we have made the following important extract Washington, March 9, 1812. The following is the copy of a message sent by r'ho President, ihh day, to both Houses of Con- gress :— To lie Senate cn J 7/ ouse of Representative! of tie United Statu. t lay before Congress copies of certain docu- ments \ vhich remain in the department of State. They prove, that at a recent period, whilst the ' Jirtted States, notwithstanding the vrrbngs ins- tall ed'liv them, ceased not to observe ( he laws of j peace anj neutrality tuwalds Great Britain, and in the midst of amicable professions and negocia- t'oni on the part of the British Government, through its public Minis'er here, a secret agent of that Government was employed in certain States, more especially at the seat of Government, in Massachusetts, in fomenting disaffection to the roiKtitu'ed Authorities of the Nation, and in in- trisjues - with the disaSectcd, for the purpose of bringing xbont resistance to ' he laws, and even- tually, in eoncert with a British force, of decry- ing the Union, and forming the eastern part thereof lata a political connexion with Great Britain. In addition to the effect which the di covery of such a procedure ought to have on the public councils, it will not fail to render more dear to the hearts of all good citizens that happy union of these Statet, which, under Divine Providence, is the guarantee of our liberties, their safety, their tranquility, and ther prosperity. ( Signed) JAMES MADISON. March 9, 1812. This message was accompanied with the docu- ments en which it was founded. I have not pe- rused the documents, but understood they con- tain the correspondence of the Earl of Livrepool and Sir James Crai^, late Governor of Canada, with a certain Captain John Henry, who is '. he secret agcr- t jpoken of, and who has himself made the disclcseure to the Government, ami given them the documents, alleging as the reason, that the British Government had refuted- to give him his reward. The message has produced considerable, sensa- tion in Congress, and w ill probably strengthen • he war party in and ont of Congress. It is be- lieved by some that Henry i- « ndeavotiiing to impose on Government for smne sinister purpose. This, if true, may be dilTicult toprovt ; and the imposing and positive manner in which the mes- sage is sent to Congress, will have a powctful tf- fea in inflaming the p'nbik tnind. It hid been d " Emitted, I understand, by a majority in the House, to suspend the further proceedings on the taxes until the arrival of the Hornet. Thfs » as done, it is believed, to secure t: ie concurrence of several members, who agreed, that if the Hornet did not bring out a repeal of the Orders in Council, they would immediately Unite in voting the taxes and declaring war. Such, I am told, had become the state of things in the House, when the President's Message and the accompanying documents were received— what effe< 3 these may produce in relation to our war measures, a few days will probably disclose. W e have given the above news, as its apparent importance requires, but we doubt the intelligence, and suspect iis accuracy. CRAWFORDS, WALLACE, & CO. HAVE FOR SALE, AT THEIR STORES, New New- Tori FLAXSEED, New Dronthon DEALS, Alicante BARILLA, Tenerife WINE, and Season Melted TALLOW, in Hhds. April 9 SICILY BARILLA. & SHUMAC. A CARGO of the above, duly expefied, per Syr,--, ' direi2) iwill be disposed of on reasonable terms, ex Ship, by WILLIAM PHELPS. Belfut, April 16,1812. 1 ALSO FOR SALE, Petersburg!) Clean ft em p., New- York, Riga, llf English Flaxseed, 1 Latest im- Ncw- Yorh Pot Aihes, Montreal Ditto, Aiicant Barilla, Dutch Smalts, J porlation, Red fferringt, Barrel Staves, GarL-' Vaod. DELIA Far th 11 tele etidinr the o R EXPORTS, ' id Instant. Li inn— 2566 yards Linen— 1 JjtO. 32 ca- ks Hams— 172 b j. rels Beef— 162 barrels " Porli— 144 leg's ' Mjn^ ues— 42 half firiins Butter— 102 boxes Candles— 100 boxes Soap— 200 hampers Potatoes— 4 ( asks Lard— 42 hampers I't. ttled Porter— 2 boxes Shirts, Boots and Shoes— 1 pun- cheon Rum, Korlb Berg" 1— 14 puncheons Rum— 6402 bushels White Salt. Liverpool— 843, sas yards Linen— 1100 firkins Butter— 218 barrel- Pork—£ 63 bales Bccon 31 Itluls. Hams— 112 tierces Bee1'— 11 bags Feathers— 50 bags Flour— 8 beles Max— 10 barrels Ashes— 115 bundles Calf Skins and Cow Hides Greenock— 550 barrels Pork 12 hhds. Bacon— 4 hhds. Hams— Sahalf- fl'kins Butter, Liitb.— 59 barrels Pork— SS bales Flax—,? bags Hair— 109 bags Linen Rags— 4 bags Feathers— 3 tons Old Iron. Stranraer.— 12 barrels Tar— 10 hhds Flaxseed. Dublin.— 500 kegs Soft Soap— 130 tanned Hides— 10 caiks Bleaching Powder— 240 reams, 3 hales Paper—- 7 tierces, 11 barrels Coffee— 8 casks Sugar— 2 tons Fustic— 70 cwt. Rosewood. Dirty,— HO bales Barilla. « il'- rily Shipping and Commercial List. PORT OF BELFAST. Quantity of Goocfs on Bond, on Saturday the 11/ A day of April, 1812.' 692 Punchcons, 81 hogsheads Hum. I Pipe Brandy. 1S5 Pipes, P3 hogsheads Portugal Wifie.* 7 Pipes, 15 hhds. 3 quartet casks Spanish Red Wine. t Pipes, 13 hogsheads, I qr. cask Spanish White Win;. 48 Pipes Tenet iffe Wine. 7 Pipes, 1 hogshead Madeira Wine. 9 Hogsheads Fiench W ne. 1- 143 Hogsheads, 8S7 tierces, 267 bane's Brown rr Mtis- covado Sugar. 559 Tons, 4 bushels Rock Salt. 33,043 Bushels White or Bay Salt. 804 Ho- sheads Tobacco. 350 Bags, 181 tierces, 152 barrels Coffee.' 1 Pipe Ordinary Olive Oil. 38 Tons Brimstone. 36 Bales, 40 bags Cotton Wool. Quantity of Goods on Boiul, on Saturday the 18th day of April, 1812. 746 Puncheons, " 3 hogsheads Rum. I Pipe Brandy, 153 Pipes, 70 hogsheads Portugal Wiiie. II l'ipa » , hhds. a quarter casks, Spanish Red Wine. £ Pipes, 5 hogsheads, 6 qr. cask Spanish White Wine. 48 Pipes TeuciiSe Wine. 6 Pipes, 1 hogshead Madciia Win, y Hogsheads Flench Wine. 1301 Hogsheads, 253 ticices, 319 barrels Brow* or Mot- covado Sugar. 150 Tons, 24 bushels Rock Salt. 85,855 Busliels White or Bay Salt. 780 Hogsheads Tobacco, j 396 Bags, 20a tieiccs, 205 barrels Coffee. j| l Pipe Oidicary Olive Oil. 36 ifales, £• bags Cotton Wool. " MEW- YORK " FLAXSEED. JOHN BELL & CO. UAVZ FOR SALE, 200 Hhds. New Ntzu- TorL FLAXSEED, [> 00 Ditto Ditto, Last Tear's Importation, Which 1 hey will dispose of on reasonable term3 at their Stores, Douegall- Quay, or their Office in John- street. 947) 9th of 4th month, 1819. RU- MIAN YELLOW CANDLE TALLOW. X S" ; \ LL SUPPLY, of Prime Quality, ja » o received - A lor - Sfl'e, be ROUT. GETTY & JAS. LUKE, - Who will Sell also on reasonable Terms, the following Articles, vz. New Orleans and Upland Georgia COTTON, Netu- Yorl POT ASHES, and Cork WHISKEY. (" » » SAMUEL & JAMES CAMPBELL, ARK, LANDING, AsD 11 WR FOR SALF, Congou and Green Teas Refined Sugar, Scale Sugar, Sun and L^ x'ta Raisins, Muscatel Raisins, Turkey Fi: gt, Lemons in Chests, Blacl Pepper, Jamaica Coffee, Ginger and Pimento, 855) Ne w- York Flax- seed, New Red Clover- seed, Pot and Pear' Ashes, upland Georgia, 1 Cotton- Sea Island J Wool, Aiicant Barilla, Bleachers' Smalts, Refintd Saltpetre, Ditto Rnsin, Spanish Flora Indigo, April ,1. FLAXSEED 8C ASHES. 1130 HhJs. New New- Turk Flaxseed, 24 Half Dim Ditto. 212 Barrels first sort Pot Ashes, FOR SALE, BY THOMASS. FANNING, Donegal! Quay. Belfast, February 28, 1812. ( 641 NEW- YORK FLAXSEED. qpHE SUBSCRIBER has received a large Supply ef NEW- 1 YORK FLAXSEED, of both this and last Year's importation, which he will dispose of on moderate Terms. JOHN SHAW. DREE- HILI.. near Dungannon. ( 989 ALICANT BARILLA. TO BE SOLD, ONE HUNDRED and FIFTY BALES, o( the very best Quality, and latest importation. Bleachers that are nice in the seleftion of their Ashes, will find the above worthy their attention. Application to be made to Mr. KOBT. GREENLAW. S27) Belfast, April 8. ALICANT BARILLA, Of the latest Importation. JOHN MARTIN & CO. HAVE FOR SALE, 5JO BALES, or PRIME QUALITY, AND IN FINE ORDER. (, 91) Ann- street— March 6. MARTINS, LJARR1SOK, & CO » ARE LANDING AND HAVE FOR SALE, l( il) Puncheons Cork IF his key, 100 ' Hogsheads Neio- Vork Flax Seed, i 50 Sticks new English Red Clover Seed. A large proportion of which it superior in quality to any at Market. ( 858) Church- Lane, March 81, 1812. In the Matter of , RJ- TQ BE SOLD BY AUC- JAilES KILISKE, ! 1 T10N, at the Commercial a Bankrupt. \ ( lof& o- Room ( ii Belfast, on MON- }) AY the 20th day of April, , mst.: at ONE o'clock, the Bankrupt's INTEREST hi tile LEASE of that HOUSE in Berry- street, at present occu- pied as the Excise- Office, held for a term of 37 years, at the yearly rent of £ 4, 5s. A LEASE of a YARD at the rear of said House, held for a term of 38 years, at the rent of ./ M, 1 Is.—- Also, the LEASE of a STABLE adjoining, held for same term, at the rent Of .£ 6, 16s. CJ. per annum. ' Hie aSove Premises* are at present Let at the yearly rent of £ 50, to a tenant at will. • ROBT. TENNENT. CUNNINGHAM GR EG April 3. JOHN M'CONNELL. < T> The Sale is postponed to WEDNESDAY tlce 29th April, at same Hour and Place. MAC FAB LAN, Auctioneer. BLEACH- GREEN & FARM TO BE SOLD, At WM. JAMISON's, Innkeeper in Belfast, on FRIDAY the I'M of June next, at the Hour of TWEL VE j* Clock, f] F'HE PREMISES are situated in hltmdreagh, two miles .1 di- tant from Antrim, and ten from Belf*", on the Six- mile River, adjoining the Village of Dunadry. The Farm contains 20 Irish Acres, tithe free, in very high con- dition. The BLEACH- HOUSE is 144 feet in length, three Stories high, 84 feet of which are 22 feet in width, and 50 feet 17 feet in wjdrh, in which are two Double Beetling Engines, 10 feet 10 inches in the Beams, Water- Wheel 4 feet in the fall; oil another Wheel are Wash Mills, and one Engine 8 feet m the Beams. The BOILING- HOUSE contains two Furnaces, and Rub Boards. The supply of Water is abundajit and regular. There is an ex- tensive Dwellihg- houie and Offices, all held under the Manjon of DONEGAL!, for the remainder of 61 Year' from May, 1802, at the Yearly Rent of 1, 19/. The situation would be eligible for the Spinning of Cotton er Ltnen Yarn. Terms of Payment at Sal,. For further particulars apply to Mr. HUGH JOHNSON, in Belfast; or to JAMES SWAN, en the Premises. 971) April 14, 1812. COUNTY OF TYRONE. TO BE SOLD, separately or together, ' iplIE LANDS of ARD'JARRAN, with their Subdeno- -' I minations, situate in the Barony of OMAGH, being part of the Estate ef the late CHARLES JOHNSTON, Esq. held by fee- farm grant, subject, to a small Chiefry, and contain, by a late survey, 417 Acres, now let at upwards of ^ 2C0 a year, and not much more than a third of the value. There is one Faim out of Lease, and all the rest are Ltt for Lives and Years;— the Lives are all old or middle- aged, and the Years nearly spent;— the Tenantry arc respo& able Protestants, and Fjeeholder « . These Lauds abound with Turbary and Liipe- st me, in a good country, and contiguous to the best Liiien Mar'tets. Propos . Is, in Writing, will be received, in the Country, by JOHN CHAMBERS, Esq. and the Rev. AVERIL DANIEL, of Lifford, who have b en appointed Trustees for special purposes; and in Town, by WILLIAM BSTTF, of Rutland- square, E- q. in whose possession is the Map of the Estate, distinguishing the extent and value of each Farm respec- tively; and by RALPH RICHARDSON, of Bolton- street, JAMES FAUSSETT, of Blackall street, and JOHN CHAMBERS, of Lower Gardint'r- street, Esqrs who will give every Hecessary information, with regard to T itle. If the Lands should not be disposed of by Private Con i trait, they will be sold separately or together, by AUCTION, at the COMMERCIAL BuiLbiNCt, ON MONDAY THE 4TH OF MAY NEX1', at L'WO o'Clock in the After- nros.— JAMES LTNCA, of Claro, Bailiff of the Estate, will shew the Lauds AT PRIME COST. THOMAS 0' NEIL I. CO. WILL commence SelUnfr, at FIRST COST, on MOV- DAY, the 21th inst. their Extensive Assortment of Garment Furniture Printed Calicoes, Dimities, S/ ncu ls, - Muslim, Ginghams This Sale is well worth the tttsntion of the Public. 39) Belfast, April 24 NEW STATE l, itTTB:. Y, Draws en the 30lh April. 1PHOMAS WARD has received his unrivalled Surply 1 of TICKETS and SHARKS for the above Lottery, Scheme of which is ready for delivery Gratis at bis 0 He,:. SIXTY- SEVEN CAPITALS Adorn the New Scheme, besides One of TWENTY THOUSAND POUNDS, Three Hundred and Forty- four Inferior Primes, And Small Ones to the amount of .£ 30,000. f> GUINEAS purchased in any Quantity. N. B. Drafts on Dublin, at One, Two, or Three Days Sight, or on Demand, for any amount, can always be had. 7i> 7) 15, High- street, Belfast, March 20 SAMUEL ARCHER AS hrported from I. » ND » N, a large Assortment of VIOLINS, from one tn four Guineas each— some be3t Violin Bows, at 11/. 4{ d. each— German Flute<— Fifes— Violin Bribes— Hair for Bows— Violin Pegs and P'mr- Roman and English Fiddle Strings— Brass and Steel Wire for Piano Fortes— Wragg'* Preceptor for the German Flute — Insttu& ions for the Violin, Gel- man Flute, Clarionet, and Fife— New Country Dances, Songs, Lesions, Duetts, & c. • He has al- o received from Dublin, an additional supply of ROOM- PAPER bJ BORDERINGS, New and Fashionable Puwrns, at most reasonable Prices. ( 958 ENGLISH & IRISH HOSIERY WARE- HOUSE, 31, Bridge- street, opposite the Exchange. 3T » OBERT MARSHALL beitt leave to acquaint the it v public that he hi* formed a P^ tnership with WM. J. HUNTER, ath) thatJfr > i. sjiwsi irpi be h „"' Jt- USe con- duced under the Firm iV MARSHALL is! Hl'NIER. In addition to a large Stock of GOODS of their own Manufacture, they have fO- t received, by the Commerce, a great variety of . SILK, COTTON, ANGOLA, VIGONIA, AND WOR- STED HOSIERY, STOCKING WEBS, ( Sfc. & c. SeleiSed in the best Markets in England, and purchased with Ready Money, The whole forms a complete assort- ment, which they are cnab'ed to offer to Wholesale or Re- tail Custome. s, on very reasonable Terms. April 1,0. fcv' A few good Woikmen Wanted. ( 945 E Caution the Pubic rot to Employ WILLIAM 7 » M'DONELL, Fancy Furniture Painter, as iie is engaged to us ?.-> r the term of 18 Months, from the 4th of Ofi'. her, 1811, as we will put the Law in force against any Person or Persons that give him any Employment, until his said agreement is fu filled to us— Giveti under our hjiids this 21st day of April, 1812 14) GEO. COCHRAN & CO. W 11 Y » ADVERTISEMENT. To be Let, jor a Term of Years, and Immediate Pos- session given, ANEAT Comfortable HOUSE and GARDEN, in the . town of MAOHKRAKELT, with a small f ARM, con- venient. The above would answer a genteel family. For particulars, apply to Mr, H AMILTON, on the P> e- mises. ( 83) MACHERAFELT, April 24. TO BE. LET, For a Term of 51 Years from May next, • ! f- lHE CONCERN in Done^ al'- street, at present occupied * by Mrs LAW, immediately Irontio. g the Brown Linen- Hall. The utuation - is c wtr^ Vi,, i. » d well- adapted for any Business requiring a good fro; t. » cd the House is in com. plete repair, and lit for the ir. tniediate reception of a genteel Family.— Apply to GEORGE CRAWFORD, ^ JUFM- STREET, Who will Set or S. ll his filter tst i. i the Concern fee at pre- sent occupies in the Wh » ; e » aie Giocery ind Spirit Business. ' *:••. ( 993 HOUSE TO BE LET, OR THE LEASE SOLD, HpHAT HOUSE, No. 3S, Ann- street, having a Commo- l dious SHOP, with a Back- Vard, and Back Entrance, ke. to be Let from the First of May next, or the Interest in the Lease Ssld. There are Twenty Yearj ft) come from that time. The situation for business, needs no comment. For farther particulars, app'y at No. 112, Ann- street. 21) Belfast, April 22. TO BE SOLD. THE INTEREST in the LEASE of the HOUSE SHOP, and STORES, No. 5, North- street, ton years of which are unexpired from November last: yearly rent 40 Guineas. The situation is such as requires no comment, be- ing within a few doors of the Exchange. 11 not disposed of before the 20th of April, it will, on that day, be SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, at ONE o'clock. For Particulars, inquire oil the Premises. 799) Belfast, March 20. NOTICE TO THE PASSENGERS Per the Ship RISING STATES, Captain STII. LWELL, FOR PHILADELPHIA. They are requested to pay the remainder of their Pas- sage- Money to Messrs. SWANZY, WILSON, & CO. on or before TUESDAY the 28th mst. and to be o< i board t'- e following day, as the Ship will positively sail first fair wind after, } y) NF. WRY, April 20, 1812. NOTICE TO PASSENGERS. ALL those who have engaged Passage to NEW- YORK, per Ship JEOLUS, CAPTAIN HENRY, Are hereby informed, that they must he on board » t Wir- rertpoint, the 2S ji instant. 970) NEWRY, April \ R AMERICAN FLAXSEED. 900 HOGSHEADS, OS SALE, OS MGOT. UATF. TETMS, S. Y ANDREW AIKEN. NEWRY, April 18. ( 4 NAVY & MESS PORK, Etc. WILLIAM BRYDEN !|" TAS for Sale, FIFl'V 3ARRELS of the former, and O 182 BARRELS of the latter, of ejceUnt Quality Alsi, a few Casks Dublin and Dundilk Season TALLOW; which, with his usual assortment of SLATES, LATHS, & c. he will dispose . ef co fair term's. He will also fell the INDUSTRY, a complete Coasting Lighter, carries 62 Tors on small draught of water, is very well found in all her Materials, and will be sold cheap, to close a joint Concern. A comfortable HOUSE, for a small family, to be Let, in New- street, from 1st May, Rent 20 Guineas per annum. 95S) NF. WRY, April 8. NEW SEEDS. NPHE SUBSCRIBER has received, per the Harriot, Garland, iL and Ellis, a Fresh Supply of Garden and Flower Seeds;' and, 30 Sacks Red & White Clover- Seed, 1 Of Prime 100 lb. Strasbur^ h Onion, j Quality, Diieil from the Growers; which, with 40 Hogsheads Scale and Refined Sugars, 55 Puncheons Whiskey, 50 Dozen Bass Mats, And his usual assortment of GROCERIES, he offers for sale on moderate terms. WILLIAM HANCOCK. NEWRY, April 8. ( 93S ' ff HE Ship ENTF. RPRIZE, is this Day arrived from JL NEW- YORK, with 1,000 Ifogsheads of Flaxseed,, 100 Barrels Pot Ashes, t , 20,000 barrel Stoves. TREVOR & SMITHSON CORRY. NEWRY, April 6, 1812. This Ship will return to NEW- YORK on the 20th inst. For Passage, apply as above. *,* The sailing of this Ship is unavoidably postponed ur. t'.' the first of May, on srhyh r'ay. she will positively « » it with such Passengers a « may offer. ( 010 TO BE SET, OR SOLD, For such Term of Years as may be agreed on, ADWELLING- HOUSE and GARDEN, with Two or Four Acres of Land, if required, within half a mile of Belfast, situated on the road leading from Belfast to Newtownards, adjoining Mr. WATSON'S. The House con- sists of Two Parlours, Drawing- room, and Four Bed- cham bers, with every Office suitable for a genteel residence. The House is finished in the best manner. . lmmedi'te possession can be giv « n, by application to CHARLES LEKNON. ( 869 NEW- YORK CARGO. 4NDRF. W AIKEN ha « arrived, by the Ship JEotos, CHABIES HENRY, Master, from NEW- YOKK, the following GOODS, viz.:— 28 Hhds. Richmond Tobacco, 214 Ditto Flaxseed, 1 Casks Clover- seed-— 20 Ditto Rice, 13,000 Barrel Staves, 2,000 Hogshead Ditto, 3,000 Pipe Ditto, 300 Pine Plank, 20 to 40 Feel long, 30 Pieces Pine Timber, 20 Ditto Oak Ditto, 130 Handspikes, 18 Bales Upland Cotton- Wool; Which will be said on moderate Terms, at his STORES, in NHW- STRBET. ANDREW AIKEN. NEWRY, Gth April. ( 918 FLAXSEED & STAVES^ ~ HpH'E SUBSCRIBERS are Landing, from the EDWARD, iL G. R. DOWOALL, Master, from NEW- YORK, 488 Hogsheads, 1 rr 19 Half Hotheads, f FLAXSEED, 18,000 Barrel STATES, Which they offer for Sale. JOHN 8c HUGH BOYD. NEWRY, February 6, 1812. ( 523 NEWRY, APRIL 1, 1812. 845 Hogsheads New- York Flaxseed, 900 Tons of Pitch, Yellow Pine, and Oak Timber, 270 Barrels New- York Pot- Ashes, now landing direct, 18,000 Whik Oak Barrel Staves, 70 Hogsheads Leaf Tobacco, about 30 of which are of the finest quality, and very highest character, 8." Hogsheads Scale Sugar, 50 Puncheons Whiskey, 20 Casks No. 7 Bleachers' Smalts, 2,000 Barrels of Oats, daily expected, per the Anne, from Limerick, For Sale on moderate Terms, by 860)' RICHARD BRYANS. AN ELIGIBLE MERCANTILE CON- CERN IN NEWRY. ' IfHE SUBSCRIBER, intending to remove to the Concern L lately held by Mr. Woon GIBSON, will Let, from the 1st of May next, lor such Term as may be agreed upon, the DWELLING HOUSE, SHOP, and STORES attached thereto.! n Sugar- Island, at present in his occupation. The situation of this welhestahlished Concern, the convenience of the extensive Stores adjoining immediately at the rear, and opening upon the Sugar- Home Quay, are so well- known as to render a more particular description of its many advan- tages for the Business of a Wholesale Giocer or Tobacconist tinnecessary. RICHARD BRYANS. NEWRY, April 1, 1812. ( ssi IN LANDS FOR SALE, THE COUNTY OF DOWN. TIPHE ESTATE of BLEARY and BALI. YNAGAR- 1L RICK, the Property of WM. MACNAMARA, Esq. as formerly advertised in this Paper. Application to be made to Mr. R. MACNAMARA, of Gillord, who will furnish Rentals, and g ve any necessary information to Persons inclinable to Purchase— Also, to GEORGE CROZlKR. Ewi. Dominick- street, Dublin.. ( 680 KING'S A KMS HOTEL, LONDONDERRY. irOHN DOBIE, most respe< f) fiilly informs t,' je Nnbilitr 91/ and Gentry, that the. HOTEL is now finished and fitted up, equal, if not superior, to ally o; her Inn in'lreLitij for accommodation. A Variety o( the Vest \ V! NF, 5 an', LfQUOR- S have been h- d in.' His f. anVr slull b- \.~ H and constantly supplied, according to . the Se » w>. '- too n, and Beds well aired, so that every comfort may be er peSed.— i- Chiises are always rex Ay, with jool Wives ahA ' careful Drivers, f. 9SS) March 0,1H12. TO BE LET, FROM THU TIRST OF MAY, rT"' HS HOUSE in DON- IGHAORE, at present occupied'ay X DOCTOR WILSON. It is large and commodious, aitii a large well- enclosed Yaid, Stable, Cow- Mouse, Coach- House, and Hay- Loft, and a very proi'tiCliee Garden. The Tenant can be acconim,. d » ted till Nov « mhet with four ot five Acres of most excellent P- utute. Apply to DOCTOR WILSON, or Mt. ! AS. LEMON. s°) slpril 20 HOUSES TO LE T. nr « WO NEAT NEW HOUSES, in Vatt'cWtrt, t'c. - t Let. Leases will bi- ghert.— A pi V ta WILLIAM VHE1. PS, No. I'V, li'ttiiig- street Belfast, April ( j.^ TO BE LET\ THE H0U" E and /- AND, near Malone Turnpike I ly occupied by MI. FA. iaaiwi, and i^ nnedi^ te , session given— Apply to JOHN THOMSON. Jenny- Mount, March SO. ( g^ TO BE LET From first May next, and immediate Possession given, 11WO Commodious DWELLING- HOUSES, with « o. l SHOPS, situate at the head of the Liifte- kiln Dock. For particulars, apply to WILLIAM CRAIG. Belfast. April 7. ( 912) Waring- street. NOTICE. In tie Matter of V LI PERSONS in. HAMILTON W CARSON, L V debt. d to said Hank- Sankrupt/ 4 rupts, are hereby des red ————— - to pay rheanmunrif their accounts to Mr. JAMES CARSON, JUN. who is hereby empowered to receive and grant Receipts for the sa. ne. WILLIAM CRAIG, Assignee. April 24. ( 4f » NOTICE. ' I 1HE EXECUTORS of the late THOMAS READ, re. L quest those Persons who stand tndeb'ed to the F. « t: ite of the deceased, to have their Accounts immediately settled, as they are determined to take proceedings for th; recovery of all Debts outstanding on the first of May next. Those who wish to avoid the expeuce of Law Proceed- ings, will please comply with this Notice WM. EME& SON, 1 r DAVID M'COSH. j t* « ut0: s-- Belfast, April 3. fp ( egg ANTRIM ESTATE. ' T\ T" OTICE is hereby given, that any. Person found tre|- } P « ": t| T « « • t'tt- Anvtm ' irA tr after tlfci Notice, either by cutting Tup, rait- ing of Limestone, or by. carryirg sway Shell Sand froaj the Shores thereof, without untr. oritf from the Proprietor!, or their Agents, will be pcos'ecutei according to Law. fH0) Dated this 33th March, 1812. NOTICE. ~ -{' HE TENANT of the MARQUIS of DONEGALL • in the Counties of Down and Antrim, are hereb-' in- formed, that Ie;; al steps will be taken after the expiration of this month, against ail parsons, without distindHt » u, in Ar- rears of Rents cue by them respe& iveiy on the first day si November lait, EDWARD MAX. ACSST. Castle- Office, April I. N. B. Such Persons as w sh to make application for Re- newals, will please send in their Proposes to the Ca » tie-, Of- fice where an early attention will be paid them. ( 8- y STALLIONS, TO Cover this Season, at NEW- GROVE, near Baih-. iifrt, at One Guineas each Mate, and F. ve . Siiil;: nfc, to the Groom : — RUM BO, By Whiskey, out of Spinetta— for his pedigree at large,- and performance on the Turf, see the General Stud B jJk, and Racing Calendars. Also, at same place, at One Guinea each Mare, and Half- a- Crown to the Groom, HERCULES, A well- bred Suffolk Punch, imported from the best stock in that Country. Grass, & c- for Mares, at 7/, 7d. per Week— All demands for Coveting and Keep, fo be paid before the vlares ara taken away, as the Groom is accountable. ( tl'M STRONG BOW, THE PROPERTY OF SAMUEL NEISO. V, ABRIGHT BAY COLT, rising tl ree years oil, fi ceeo hands and an half high, strong and plain in the nakr; from his appearance may get Hunters, Carriage Horses, Roadsters, Farmers, even for the soil, by getting suit ibW Mares. Was got by Captain Machecth, upon an up- sized bay Mare. Has been said to exceed Machea » h, p^ hapa a » near the blood, though bj- oader made. She was got by War- rior, her dam by Fox- hunter; Watnsr was , - r y Commo- dore Watson's Arabian, upon nearly a full blood Mare, Is said to have bred Hunters in general. Said Coit will be let to Mar& s this seeson so low as One Crown at first service, and One Guinea a Mare if a living foal; or One Pound when the Mare proves with Foal. He got a lew Maies last season, and appears to be very fruitful. 42; At MONRTKEA April 24. YOUNG SWINDLER WILL Cover Mares this Season, at the MARQUIS rf DowNsniRs'sStabies, HILLSBOROUGH: Bred Mares, Four Guineas, all others, Two Guineas; Haif a- Guinea to the Groom He was got by Swindler, dam by Fugg, grahd dam Harmony, by Eclipse, great- grand- dam Miss Spindle shanks, by Omar, Sterling, Godolphin, Arabian, Stannion, Arabian, Pelham Barb, Spot, Wbite- legged, Lowther Barb, Old Vintner Mare, & c.— He was a famous true Racer ; for his performances, vide Hook Calendar, of 1808,9,10, and 11. Good Grass for Mares, at 1/. Id. per night, and all ex- pirees to be paid before the Mares are removed. ( 921 BELFAST: Printed and Published by DRUMMONO ANDERSON, foi Self and the other Proprietors, every Alomtay, Wednudar, and Saturday— Price of the Paper, when sent 10 any pari of she United Kingdom, ^ 3. 8/. 3d. yearlv- paid in advance AGENTS— Messrs. Tayler and Newton, Warwick- iq Lon- don— Mr. Bernard Murray, 166, Old- Church- street, Dub- lin— Mr Jas. Anderson, booksel. er, Edinburgh.— Mr. Jas. X. ang, post- master, Newry— Mr. Sam. Peoples, post- ma*. ter, Derrv— Mr. W M'Wiliiams, jtin Armagh Mr Thos. Morns, postmaster, Lurgan— Mr. Wm. Adam--, Ramialstown— Mr. John Sharp, Colerain— Mr. Joha Littch, BallyweDa— Mr, ISBIOS Ward, Liskurn,
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