STEWARD, J. M., Cornhill, master mariner. | to press for abatements that were not submitWILMINGTON, W. jun., Millburue Port, ted to, the trade was throughout very dull: Somersetsbire, glove-manufacturer.

with fine wheat, beans, and peas, as also malt WOOD, J., Horshamn, Sussex, dealer in and four, at fully-with barley, oats, middling earthenware.

and inferior wheat, seeds, rye, and barley, at WORTHY, J. G., Alphington, Devon, corn. barely-last Monday's quotations. factor.

Wheat ...

....... 53s. to 678.

Rye ......

31s. to 335. Barley .......

255. to 34s. FORREST, J., Baldarrach, distiller.


355. to 42s, Peas, White .....

32s, to 35s. - Boilers ....

35s. to 38s. - Grey

31s. to 34s. Tuesday, May 15, 1832.

Beans, Old


- Tick.

33s. to 37s. Oats, Potatoe

26s. to 29s. CLARKE, G., Blackburn, Lancashire, shop-|


245. to 27s. keeper.


20s. to 25s. BANKRUPTS.

Flour, per sack ............ 55s. to 60s, ATKINSON, J., Cockermouth, Cumberland, I

PROVISIONS. slate-manufacturers. BURGESS, D., Old Cavendish.st., jeweller.

Bacon, Middles, new, 44s. to 49s. per cwt. BURGIN, F., Stafford, tanner.

Sides, new ... 48s. to 52s. COLBORNE, B., Walcot, Somersetshire, Pork, India, new.... 130s. Ud. to s. carver and silder.

Pork, Mess, new ...75s. Od. to --S. per barl. COPLAND, S., Corubill, baker.

Butter, Belfast ....80s. to -S. per cwt. FULLER, T. sen., T. jun., and W., Lewes,

Carlow .....70s, to 80s, curriers.

- Cork ......80s. to 82s. HALSEY, W. H., Bermondsey.st., Tooley

Limerick ..805, to -5. street, tea-dealer

Waterford.. 70s, tu -S. HULME, E., Piccadilly, hatter.

Dublin ....66s. to 6s. MANN, J. H., Charles-street, St. James's

Cheese, Cheshire....54s. to 74s. square, Westminster, scrivener.

Gloucester, Double..525. to 62s. MILLER, T., Croydon, grocer.

- Gloucester, Single. . . 42s. to 56s. PARKER, C., Bredon, Worcestershire, horse.

Edam .......49s. to 545. dealer.

Gouda ...... 48s. to 50s. PEARSON, J., Wigginton, Yorkshire, tanner.

Hams, Irish........64s. tu 688. PHILLIPS, T. J., Newport, Monmouthshire,

scrivener, SALMON, H. T., Oxford.st., tallow-chandler.

· SMITHFIELD.—May 14. SHIRLEY, S., Basingball-street, Blackwell- This day's supply of beasts was good, both hall-factor.

as to numbers and quality; of each kind of VICKERY, J., Bristol, corn-dealer.

sinall stock but limited. The trade, with WARREN, S., Burton-upon-Treut, chemist. prime small muttun, lamb, aod veal, was WYER, S., Kidderminster, plumber.

somewhat hrisk, at an advance of from 2d. to

4d. per stone, with beef and pork dull, at SCOTCH SEQUÉSTRATIONS. Priday's quotations.

Beasts, 2,701; sheep and lambs, 16,050 ; ARNOTT, W., Perth, merchant. FLEMING, J., Glasgow, baker.

calves, 130; pigs, 140. GRAY, J., Edinburgh, spirit-dealer.

MARK-LANE.-Friday, May 18.

The arrivals this week are large. The mar

ket very dull, and Is. per quarter cheaper than Mark-Lane, CORN-EXCHANGE, MAY 14.-on Monday, with very little business doing. We have had good supplies of English, Irishi, Scotch, and foreign wheat: of English, Scotch, and Irish oats and flour, as also English and Scotch malt, barley, beans, peas, and seeds,

THE FUNDS. from all quarters, our supplies have been but limited.

13 per cent. Fri. Sat. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thar. This day's market was well attended both Cons. Aun. $| 834 838) 83 844 843 644 by London and country buyers; but, as the drooping state of both our provincial and the = continental markets, together with the abune | Printed by William Cabbett. Johnson's-court; and dance of the supply, had induced most of these publishid by him, at 11, Bolt-court, Yleet-streek

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cause of reform. I have not only been án actor, but a principal actor, in this cause, for at least twenty-five years ; and it is, therefore, quite proper that I should take particular pains to make this part of its history perfect. In relating the facts, I will follow the chronological order, and will offer my re

marks as they present themselves. TO THE

| 23. MARCH. I was at Birzuingham, READERS OF THE REGISTER, with a promise to go to Dudley a

second time, beiore my return to LonOn the Conduct of all the Parties in the con

the don. But, finding that the Reform Bill

Big recent Attempt to chouse the People was, at last, actually passed in the out of any real Reform.

Commons (on the 22d March), and was, Gorlalming, Surrey, 22d May, 1832.

of course, going to the Lords, I had to My FriendŞ,

apologize to the excellent people at I am come down here to this little Dudley, and to set off for London. quiet town of cleanly hearths, and of the 27. MARCH. It was brought into best bread that ever went into human the Lords, and, on the motion of Lord lips, in order to get clear out of the Grey, was then read the first time, and hubbub of the noisy Wen, that I inaywas appointed to be read a second time calmly and impartially look back over on the 5th March. Now, however, as in the public transactions of the last five or every former case, there appeared in six weeks, and that we may have, in both parties a disposition to procrastithis our immortal book, a clear, as well rate. From the 5th the second reading as a true, account of them. In cases was, at the suggestion of the Duke of like this, we almost always have, very Wellington, put off till the 9th April, soon after the events have taken place, without any reason assigned. This to lament that we have no record of complaisance in the Minister towards them, and that we do not know where to his opponent and rival was perfectly find the proof of the conduct of the unaccountable to the public, and it different parties engaged in the trans- tended strongly to strengthen the actions. I shall, in this the most im- grounds of suspicion which afterwards portant affair that ever took place in the appeared. world in my time, do my best to provide 9. April. Grey moved the Second against this inconyenience; and, with Reading of the bill, a motion which he this object in view, I shall go back to finally carried by a majority of nine the time when the Reform Bill was votes, including proxies, and by a last introduced into the House of Lords. majority of two of peers who were I have, in the last Register, inserted present. Upon this occasion Lords a most important debate entire; but HARROWEY and WHARNCLIFFE(Dudley I cannot do this any more upon this Ryder and STUART WORTLEY) spoke subject. I will, however, take care to in favour of the motion, though they preserve the dates of the several de had been amongst the loudest and the bates, which are, indeed, so many famous bitterest of its opponents, when it was exposures, and which we can (having rejected last autuin. But they had the dates) refer to whenever we like. had interviews and negotiations with For the last thirty years, the history of Grey, for some time before, and it was my life is the history of this Govern- thought by some weak people that they ment, and particularly the history of the had becoine converts to the cause of


reform! Too great a miracle to believe 21st of April, and at page 132. There was in; but still "nothing is impossible another circumstance that very naturally with Omnipotence.” Alas! Omnipo- tended to strengthen this suspicion.it tence had not thought proper to inter-has been the general practice for the pose in this case; and it was very soon Parliament to pay respect to the festival seen that there had been no con- of Easter by adjourning during the version here, but that these two lords Easter week, begiuning the adjourn. and a body who acted with them, had ment on the Thursday preceding Good quite other views than those necessary Friday. But, in this instance, the to insure the passing of the bill. Houses adjourned at the beginning of the

14. APRIL (Saturday morning). The week, and until fifteen days after Easter debate on the second reading was closed Sunday : that is to say, until the 7th with the division before mentioned. of May ; when, according to usual Every one saw that this second reading custom, they ought to have met on the was nothing, for not only did HARROW- 30 of April at the latest: What could BY and WHARNCLIFFE, but several this be for; and that, too, at a time when others who voted for the second reading, the country was suffering so exceedings declare that very great alterations must ly from the delay in passing this bill? be made in the committee before they all these circumstances put together, would give their assent to it. So that and especially the speech of Grey at the there was no hope of carrying the bill close of the debate on the second readwithout rendering it useless to the ing, convinced me that it was not inpeople, unless new peers were made in tended to make new peers ; that it was sufficient number to overpower the intended to pass the bill, cutting out the opponents of the bill. This was mani- metropolitan members and the tenfest to every soul in the kingdom ; and pound suffrage; that there was a suffieverybody understood that Lord GREY cient number of peers to agree with had the King's written promise to Grey that he should keep his place authorise him to makeas many peers as upon these conditions ; that GREY had were necessary to insure the passing of agreed to this ; that this was the result the bill; the people grew extremely im- of the negotiations with Ryder and patient that the making of the new WORTLEY ; that thus the working peers was so long postponed, and men people would be left without any voice coald hardly imagine the Minister to be at all in choosing members of Parliasincere when they saw him about to go ment; that we should be governed by into committee without first making a new set of rotten boroughs instead of the new peers ; and indeed he was the old set; and that, unless the great manifestly going into the committee towns bestirred themselves quickly, the with a certainty that all those parts of whole thing would thus end in a fraud. the bill would be rejected upon which more villanous than ever had been bethe people set the most value. To add fore practised upon a nation. This to this ground of suspicion, Grey him- being my conviction, the moment I read self had, at the close of the debate on the speech of GREY, I hastened to com* the second reading, made use of expres-municate this conviction to as many

sions which clearly meant that he would persons as I could. It was Saturday, not abandon the measure and his place the 14th of April; my Register was if the metropolitan members and the out, and I had no other channel of that ten-pound clause were flung out in the sort. I wrote a letter stating my suscommittee! His words will be found picions, the grounds of my suspicions, fairly to bear this interpretation accord- and also stating what I deemed it to be the ing to all the reports in the newspapers, duty for the people to do in this emerand also according to the interpretation gency. I had the letter printed, and put upon those reports in every part of the sent it by post that same night to every country. This passage of his speech will considerable town in England, particube found at full length in the Register of larly requesting my correspondents to

look well at che report of the speech of who have rendered so much service to Lord GwEY; not to rely upon my inter- the cause ; still my conviction now is pretation, but to take their own. as it then was, that the BIRMING HAN

In the next Register, I mean that of Union had been kept silent by the craft the 21st of April, I published my sus- and cunning of the Government.

picions in full detail ; I dwelt with par. The monient my friend told me of Chi ticular earnestness on the speech of the expression of Mr. PARKES, I was

GREY; and amongst other things I convinced that that gentleman had, at warned the Political Unions against the suggestion of the Government. being seduced into silence by the Go- written to Birmingham, and had kept vernment, having perceived, with great the Union quiet. I impute no bad mo.

sorrow, that the Political Union of tive; I impute not even weakness, 1 BIRMINGHAM had remained in profound either to Mr. Parkes or to the UNION

silence, though all ScoTLAND, and se- but I repeat my belief that the former 1 veral English towns in the north, had was prevailed upon by the Government * been put in full motion by suspicions to keep the latter quiet; and while I en la exactly similar to those which I enter- am ready to join my voice to the man

tained. The publication of these re. who will go farthest in praising the ge

marks of mine, in the Register of the neral conduct of this BIRMINGHAM 1 21st of April, awakened great attention, UNION, the members of it are not infal

and particularly these remarks relative | lible any more than the rest of us; and s to the danger of Political Unions I must say, that I do not think it would to being seduced into silence by the be beneath their character to tell the

Goveroment. In a few hours after the public frankly whether they were kept * publication of that Register, a friend quiet by the means that I have described ;

called upon me at Bolt-court, and re- whether, in short, and to speak plainly.

lated to me, that he had accidentally they did or did not receive, through Mr. i heard Mr. PARKES of BIRMINGHAM, PARKES, the suggestions of the Minis

utter words, amounting, in his opinion ters, to keep quiet. There is no fault ! (as they did in my opinion) to an acqui- in receiving such letters, and no fault in

escence in what appeared to us to be the writing them; but there would be fault, online intention of Lord Grey. I knew that and great fault, too, in withholding a 1 Mr. PARKEs was one of the principal knowledge of the facts from the public; the persons connected with the Political because, in the curiously-contrived ma

Union of BIRMINGHAM ; I knew that chine that was at work at that time, he was in the habit of having interviews this was a capital wheel. If such inwith one, two, or more of the Minis fluence were used by the Ministers, it ters; and I knew he was a person not then becomes manifest that my sus. slikely to utter words thoughtlessly. 1 picions were correct as to their designs : could impute no bad motive to Mr. if such influence were not used, it would PARKES, whose character placed him go far to show that my suspicions were above all suspicion in that respect; but perfectly groundless. I was convinced, and I am still con- The words of Mr. PARKES were revinced, that, though my anxiety for the lated to me, on the 21st of April, in the

success of the cause, and my anger manner that I have before observed. I against those whom I suspected of a My informant put his information in

readiness to betray it, may have led me, the shape of a letter. I printed it, and, and has led me, to make use of expres- in another circular, sent off an hundred sions towards this gentleman and the copies that very night to the most popuBIRMINGHAM Union, more censorious lar places in ENGLAND. This drew than could have been justified, if I had forth an answer from Mr. PARKES, written under circumstances less calcu- which I published in the Register of the lated to expose me to passionate ex- 5th of May, to which I subjoined some pressions ; though I allow this, and remarks. In those remarks, page 263, apologize with all my heart to persons I dwelt with some earnestness on the


length of time Mr. Parkes suffered to row, that a deputation from the Bir: elapse before he gave his answer. The MINGHAM Union has come up to Lon. cause of that delay on the part of Mr. don with an address to Lord Gkey! PARKES. was, last Saturday, fully exo | An address to him! and for what? For plained to me, and I am now satisfied his having augmented the army, I supThat he answered my circular as soon as pose, and having put swords in the he possibly could after he had seen it. But, hands of his Bourbon-like police! An here is the great and important circum-address to him, above all men living! stance that, at Leeds, the people had Because, I suppose, he has passed an met on the 18th of April. Even at | Irish tithe-coercion bill through the Glasgow on the 18th of April ; at New- House of Commons; because his hus Castle on the 18th of April ; at Moro manily has been so remarkable: be PETI on the 23rd of April, even at cause he so readily listened to the BirDudley close by BIRMINGHAM on the MINGHAM petition to spare the men of 23rd of April ; and everywhere express- BRISTOL and of NOTTINGHAM; because ing violent suspicions of the intentions he has been so sparing of our purses as of Ministers; and, all this time, the to expend only thirty or forty thousand Political Council of BIRMINGHAM were pounds on special commissions ; and besilent, though they had Lord Grey's cause he has got a poor-law commisspeech (before referred to) in their sion, with Sturges BOUrne at the head possession, on the fifteenth of April ; of it! I should be sorry to think this à whole day before it could possi- BIRMINGHAM Union a tool in the hands bly reach NEWCASTLE, and two days of the Ministers; but I am resolved before it could possibly reach the sen- that my readers shall not be deceived; sible and public-spirited people of Glas- and if it be true that a deputation of it gow. How comes it, then, that the has actually come up to address Grey, council of Birmingham remained totally after the unaccountable silence of the silent, 'until the twenty-seventh of April? Council for nine days after the town of It is impossible for a sincere man to Glasgow had met to remonstrate with say, that he does not believe that it was GREY; if this really be so, I must desire kopt silent by the influence of the Mi- my readers to be on their guard, and nisters. I impute no fault, observe, to not to take all for gospel that comes Mr. Parkes or the council; I impute from that quarter. Nor do I like what not even weakness ; for who amongst the papers of to-day tell me is going on us all has been so lucky as never to between the Birmingham Council and have been deceived by the devil ? I our “ City of London Parliament.” It desire to be considered as amongst seems, that a deputation of the Council the foremost in feelings of gratitude is come up to plaster our little Parliatowards the BIRMINGHAM Union. But ment, and to be plastered in return of observe this, that in the proportion that course; and we read, that Charley that Union, in its state of perfect inde- Pearson has been deputed by Charley's pendence, can do the country good, it own Lord Mayor, to invite the deputacan, if once it listen to the cajolery of tion to a dinner. If any man worth the THING, do the country mischief : saving should happen to be there, I it is under the names and forms and hope he will take care how he loads his professions of liberty, that Englishmen stomach; for what stomach is to be have been made slaves. For my part, proof against the nauseous interchange so great is my detestation of the THING, of compliments which will follow this , and of all engaged in carrying the meal ? I should not wonder if they

THING on, that I not only shuir the were to vote the freedom of the City to THING's people, but am impatient in the Council, as they did to Grey and the company of any one that has ever ALTHORP the other day, and who might spoken to any of those people. I cannot have had it at a much cheaper rate be too explicit on this head ; and I must than that of writing silly letters to these sav, that I have heard with great sor- l jobbers; for I would have sold Grey

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