and in two minutes would have had the knew the motives stated were true, because

most of them had been communicated to him. united crew in the MEDWAY, if they

3 | He was able, therefore, confidently to state had not got out of the wagons and what were the motives assigned at the time, scampered into the inns. Yes, yes, and he was happy to be able to do so, since, honest ALTHORP, you are all equally though those motives were so easily underhonourable : put into a sack and shaken,

stood, and were so obvious to any one who

K judged rightly, yet there were few who did IL would not signity a pin to US which ljudge in that manner, or who did nut willingly came tumbling out first.

receive imputations on the motives of public VYVYAN, the man whom the CORNISI mon. At the same time, speaking of the case people had the virtue to bundle out at of the right honourable Geutleman abstracted

ly, he must say that he differed from the right the last election, seems to have been li

nave been honourable Gentleman as to the course he had afraid that people would not see quite pursued. He (Mr. B.) had ventured to press clearly, how that same act could be ho- upon him a different line of conduct. The view nourable in the Duke, which would have he had taken of the matter, and that which been so infamous in PEEL'S-BILL PEEL; I the noble Duke who took the principal part 10

| he had reason to suppose had been taken by and, therefore, he endeavoured to ex- the affair, was, not that any administration plain the difference in their situations. was to be formed to carry the Reformn Bill, or But, stop: we must first hear Baring, to sanction or to support it, so as to sacrifice

the character of the persons composing that who seems to have had similar fears

Tas Tears administration--but the simple question was, with regard to himself. To be sure, he the King being ready to consent that this bill had not entered a solemn protest against in substance should pass, yet that there were the bill as the Dukey had : but he had, circumstances counected with the passing of a hundred times over, declared it to be

this bill to which he could not adhere, and

to resist which he had called for assistance. revolutionary, and tending to the cer- That was the position of things when Lord tain destruction of the monarchy. Lyndhurst was sent for, and when the Duke STRATHFIELDSAY, in his protest, which of Wellington undertook to see whether some will be found in the Register of the arrangements could not be made. Suppose

'that Gentlemen admitted the King to be right 21st of April, had declared the bill “to-suppose ihe King said that the passing of strike at the principles of the monarchy this bill was essential in the state of the counitself: " but BARING had declared no try-was that a reason, because Ministers less than this, and a great deal more

mront deal mora / had the country at their back and could not

be resisted, that they were to avail themselves than this, over and over again ; and as of these circumstances to force other circumhe had been willing now to come instances to which, as a monarch, the King with the Duke ; and as everything said could not agree? (Hear, hear.) Because he by Peri's.BL.Peel weighed against believed that reform was essential and neceshim as well as against the Duke, herundi

sary to the peace and tranquillity of the coun

Duke, netry, and because he had declared that opinion, found it necessary to defend himself, or should be be accused of changing his opinion, rather to endeavour to do it after the merely for not having consented to yield to speech of this PEEL'S-BILL-PEEL: and other circumstances of a similar nature? He

4:1(Mr. B.) did not wish to argue that view of according to the report in the Morning

Morning the question, but that being the view he took Chronicle, the following is the defence of it, then came the question, whether any that he inade :

man in the noble Duke's situation was to say,

“ No, I have taken such a line of conduct, Mr. BARING said, that he had no intention " that, tbat whatever difficulties you may laof addressing more thau a few observations to " bour under, whatever contumely may be the House, and in them he should cautiously " heaped upon you, wbatever may be your conabstain from employing any topics or referriug “ dition, I can offer you no assistance." That to any circumstance which might occasion a was the strict, and, as he considered it, the debate on the events that had just taken honest way of viewing the subject. : No gen. place. But if he should sit entirely silent tleman who had read a line or passed after the explanation of his right honourable through his mind a thought on the constiFriend, perhaps the House would think that tution of the country, would say that that was in some respects he might be open to the im- not the proper view of the case. When he putation that the right honourable Gentleman's saw the Duke of Wellington, his Grace stated conduct might seem to throw upon those who that he should be ashamed to crawl about the had pursued a different line of conduct. He metropolis if he did not go to the assistance of felt all the difficulties of the case which his the King. He did not wish to go further into right. honourable Friend had stated. He explanation, but he must say, that so far from

what some miserable minds, that were them-how that was so honourable in the Duke, selves actuated by the motives which they im- / which would have been so infamous in puted to others, being true. the arrangement proposed would have excluded the noble Duke PEEL, and Baring's lucid harangue does from power, and probably from office. He not seem to have satisfied VYVYAN upon must say, that great as was his admiration of this important point. VyvyAn appears, that great man, he had never seen anything therefore, to have been desirous to make that was a proof of greater magnanimity than the resolution which he then came to. By his l it out that there was a difference beconduct he had exposed himself to the abuse tween the situation of Peel and chat of and scurrility of the lower orders, and parti the Duke. Vyvyan's speech, as it stands cularly of the press; but among all who

reported in the Morning CHRONICLE, troubled themselves to understand, no one would hesitate to say, that though he might

was a masterpiece in its way, and there-. have acted more prudently and cautiously, he

fore I insert it entire, especially as it lies could not have exhibited a greater act of hero- in a moderate conspass. ism. (Hear, hear.) The object of the King was, if possible, tó reforin the Commons with Sir R. VYVYAN referred to the axiom that out destroying the Peers, although Gen. the King was not responsible--that he was tlemen on the other side of the House night only responsible through his Ministers, and possibly think, that to have added to the protested against the doctrine that he was Duinber of the Lords would have greatly im- | responsible for his opinions to any by-gone proved them. If the Duke of Wellington had Government. He entirely approved of the line failed to answer the call of his Majesty, the the Duke of Wellington had taken; it was his necessary consequence must have been, that business to do his best to make an adminihe would have been thrown back upon his stration, and he would stand amply justified former Ministers. What then would have to posterity. He was willing to do the fullest been the King's situation ? He would have justice to the motives of the Right hon. Bart.' been placed in the grasp of an Administra- | (Sir R. Peel), aud it was to be recollected tion which compelled him to do acts to which he that bis situation was very different from that was entirely adverse. The King could have of the Duke of Wellington. He could not full no will of his own. The House would re- back upon a high military reputation, and his collect, that when insanity uufortunately at- motives would have been liable to obvious mis. tacked George III., the utniost care was taken construction; he would have had to encounter to ascertain whether his Majesty could exer- the obloquy of one party, the hatred of another, cise any degree of volition before a regency and the misunderstanding of a third. (Cheers.) was appointed; but with respect to William It was clear that the King could do no wrong IV. there would not be au absence of volition, and no private letter writlen by him or by his but a presence of an adverse volition. He private Sccretary could be binding. The Mi. put it to any man, whether such would be a nister only was responsible-responsible for proper situation in which to place the King of the advice he gave, and which advice be (Sir this country according to its constitution. The R. Vyvyan) did not hesitate to say he looked Duke of Wellington saw his Majesty's extre- upon as akin to treason. (Cheers.) At all mity, and finding too that nobody would go events the present servants of the Crown had to assist him, he stepped forward and did liis attempted that which in another reign had duty. To say the least of it, his conduct had formed the subject of an impeachment for been highly meritorious.

high crimes and misdemeapors - to anoihiTo be sure this is miserable: it does | late the independence of one branch of the le

Olgislature, because it had ventured to make a show, that in a state of things nike this, slight alteration in the Reformi Bill. When show, that in a state of things like this, / millions may be amassed by creatures, all the facts were published, and when the totally destitute of everything worthy culm-judging people of England had had time of the name of talent. Ah, BARING! to reflect, they would see and acknowledge

that the King, by his conduct, had shown “ Paper money is strength in the begin-laims

I himself the genuine friend of his subjects and, ning and weakness in the end." While the constitution. Had it been necessary to paper money is coming out and increas- make a new appeal to the people, he (Sir R. ång, any silly creature can govern a Vyvyan) should not have been afraid of the

* result of a general electiou ; for when it was country; but when paper money is die hos country ; out whers paper money 184 knowu that the object of his Majesty was to minishing, to govern a country, de prevent the swampiug of the House of Lords, mands men, and men, too, with heads) the voters in all parts of the empire would have upon their shoulders.

shown themselves as potent as they had been on Vyvyan, whom I mentioned before. I uny former occasi01. seemed to be afraid, as I have just ob- As far as relates to the conduct of the served, that the people “out of doors " King, I shall reserve what I have to say would not be able to perceive clearly until by-and-by, when I shall have done

with these faithful and sensible advisers / Whigs, Ministers, opposition, courtiers, of his Majesty. Vyvyan entirely ap- and all together. proves of the conduct of STRATIFIELD- And, here, before we come to the SAY, and of that of Peel's-Bill Peei, ! further proceedings with regard to the too ! and how does he make out a reason Reform Bill, let us notice what has for this? Why, because Peel's-Bill- been said with REGARD TO THE Peel's “ situation was very different CONDUCT OF THE KING. The from that of the Duke.” And what was publications, the pictures, the overtthe difference, Vyvyan? Why, Peel's- acts of the people themselves, with re-, Bill Peel” could not full back upon the gard to the King, his brother and high military reputation, and his mo. sisters, his wife, and the children that tives would have been liable to obvious are reputed to be his ; of these I took misconstruction !" God Almighty! and quite notice enough in my last Regis-, these are the men that have made laws ter, 19 May, 1832, which Register we to govern this great country! You have shall have to refer to a great many found, Vyvian, that the DUKE's motives times. But, now what is it that the have not lacked for construction : you Whig press has asserted with regard to have not found the people silenced by the conduct of the King? This press his “ high military reputation,” which has been asserting, for many months he had to fall back upon," and which he past, that the King promised LORD has fallen back upon with the dievil to Grey, several months ago, that he it; for, if he look at the picture shops would, whenever it became necessary, and the signposts, he will see himself make new peers, sufficient in number to not only fallen back, but with his heels enable GREY to carry the Reform Bill. upper most, in every considerable town When, therefore, it was known that he in the kingdom. His effigy has served had refused to make the peers necessary as proxy for him, and it had to undergo to carry the bill, public indignation burst a military punishment last week even in forth. This press has alleged, that the the little quiet town in which I am now promise to make the peers, was made in writing!

writing ; that this writing was shown by It is curious to observe the difference GREY to HARROWBY and WIARNCLIFF: in the manner in which VYVYAN and before the debate on the second reading Baring speak of PEEL's-BiĻL PEEL. of the bill; that when GREY went to Vyvian is ready to do “full justice to the King, after the motion of Lynd-: the motives” of the Peel's-BILL states- HURST on the 7th of May, and asked for man; but BARING was not so ready to the power to make the peers, the King do full justice to those motives : he, on said, “No: my promise to make the the contrary, differed from the Right " peers, applied only to the case of the Honourable Peel's-Bill Peel as to the “ Lords rejecting the bill: they have course which he had pursued; aye, and " not rejected it: they are ready to go he tells us, that “ be bad pressed upon “ into its detals in the committee ; and, PREL's-Bill Peel a different line of con-' therefore, I.will not authorise you to duct." Oh, oh! you had, had you ! " make the peers now." This is what Now, mark, PEEL's-Bill Peel's reasons is in substance alleged; and, as I obfor not taking on with the Duke, were served in the last Register, if any peer as severe a censure upon BARING as they other than the Duke, whose protest were upon the Duke ; and poor BARING was hardly dry, had come and said, I had not, like STRATHFIELDSAY, a high I will pass the bill, the result might have military reputation to fall buck upon;" been very different from what it was ; therefore he could not, like VYVYAN, de- but nobody could believe, that a man fend the conduct of Peet. Thus ended would do a thing so monstrous as that these famous explanations, leaving not which the Duke must have done if he onc single soul in the whole kingdom had passed this bill. The deed was, as without a mind fuli of the proper feel. LORD EBRINGTON called it, an instance inge, towards all the parties, Tories, of public immorality too shocking,

too outrageous for a people like this ( of the King on his constitutional irreto endure for one moment. Besides, sponsibility. Indeed, there must have an opinion took possession of the minds been such promise, or else, as Hunt of the whole people at one and the same said, " the Ministers would have bin moment, that there'was a grand conspi- adeluden ov the peepul" for at least racy for defeating the bill, and for pre-three months, during which their press venting all reform of Parliament what were ringing this assurance in our ears. soever, and that the King had been Whether the interpretation, which it advised so to aet as_to favour this is said the King put upon his promise, wicked conspiracy. The very name were fair or not, one cannot decide of STRATHFIELDSAY, as prime-minister without a sight of the promise itself; again, was looked upon, after all his but there was one thing which ocdeclarations, and especially after his re- curred in the House of Commons on the cent protest, as a drawing of the sword 15th of May, which was, to say the and Ainging away the scabbard ; and least of it, curious in the extreme. It the people, with a unanimity, with was a speech of Mr. TENNYSON, in angood sense, wholly without a parrallel swer to some observations of Mr. IIUME. in the history of mankind, and with I will insert the speech here; because promptitude and celerity, that sets all it is a thing by no means to be over. description at defiance, offered resistance looked. I wish the reader to pay atthe most effectual, and in every part and tention to every word of it; for, he portion of ExGLAND and SCOTLAND, and may be assured, that we shall have to everywhere without a single instance recur to it again and again. It is of of even the existence of danger of breach great importance; and it does, in a of the peace. Those who have been great measure, serve to explain that readers of my writings, or hearers of which we now (22d of May) see going my harangues; those who have read on. those writings, whether published abroad Mr. Tennyson said, he could have wished or at home, must well know, how proud that his hon. Friend (the member for MiddleI have always been of my country; how sex) had abstained from the observations he anxiously I have laboured to cause it

had just made. (Hear. He had understood his

hon. Friend in particular to recommend that to be honoured throughout the world. everything should be avoided likely to excite What, then, must be my feelings now, irritation, yet he now touched on topics which in having to record this matchless in- must create unpleusant feelings. in a high stance of its justice, its humanity, its quarter: Nous couiave so pastu

T(Mr, Tennysou), and he was confident also to wisdom, and its courage!

This noble and right hon. Friends near him, I wish to say as little as possible and to the country, as that the event wbich about the conduct of the King; and, as had just been announced should be consifor his family, I shall leave to others to dered as placing his Majesty in a state of sub

mission and subjection to any party, (Hear, deal with that as they may think just heart

Wun mal as wey may a Jus hear. He trusted that before a few days had and proper ; but, I must offer my opi-elapsed, those who had regretted that the adnion with regard to the principal facts vice tendered to him by the Government for connected with that conduct. In the an extensive creation of peers had not been first place, I believe that the King did

adopted by the King, would be grateful to his

Majesty for having declined to administer such give LORD GREY a written assurance a shock to the Constitution, for a shock it that he would make new peers sufficient would undoubtedly have been (Hear, from the to enable him to carry the bill. I be- Opposition). Although he (Mr. T.), as a lieve this for two reasons, first, because

thorough reformer, would not have hesitated

to give that advice to the King had he been I know that the EARL of RADNOR told a cabinet Minister, in case no other means of the MANCHESTER deputation that it was effecting an extensive reform offered them so; and, second, because Sir RICHARD selves ; yet, if it should turn out that his MaVYY YAN. in the speech which I have ljesty, who was undoubtedly bound to ascertain

that no other means did exist before he resorted quoted above, admits, that there was

was to such a course, had discovered those means, sach letter written by the King, or by his and that without any shock to the institutions private secretary, and resting his defence of the couptry, an extensive and perhaps a.

awarter. Nothing could be so painful to bio

more beneficial and popular reform should be ber of peers, that, in consequence of the prethe result of such modifications as might now sent state of affairs, they have come to the rebe introduced, he repeated, that the country, solution of dropping their further opposition, and his Majesty's Ministers amongst the rest, to the Reform Bill, so that it may pass withwould be deeply grateful to him for the sound out delay, and as nearly as possible in its discretion with which he had rejected their present shape. counsel. No man could doubt the paternal I have the honour to be, yours sincerely, wishes of his Majeaty to do all in his power to

. HERBERT TAYLOR, : meet the wishes of the people, but if possible, without doing any violence by means of his Well said, HERBERT TAYLOR. We shall prerogative to the institutions of the country, owe the Reform Bill to HERBERT, after and he was therefore pained lest the observa- all! Let it be observed that this pretty tions of his bon. Friend (Mr. Hume), iati

epistle is dated on the very day that mating a hope that peers might still be spared, and that other measures might be taken,

Grey announced that he had had a should give the impression that the reformers communication with the King, and were now acting as if they had obtained a vic-that WELLINGTON gave his miserable tory over the opinions and feelings of the King.

explanation. I am now writing on the (Hear, bear.)

220 May; and, from what I see, I This was delivered, you will observe,

should suppose that the intention of a in the presence of the Ministers, in the

majority of the Lords now is, to let the midst of whom Mr. TENNYSON was

bill pass through all its stages without sitting! And observe, they said not a

any effectual opposition; that being the word in their own defence, though this

only means of preventing Grey from was in fact a charge preferred against making such a creation of peers as will them. There is only one awkward thing|

give him a permanent Whig-majority in in this speech of Mr. Tennyson. He the House of

the House of Peers. The Tóries see tells us, in effect, that the King had

that the bill must now pass; blind as discovered other means of causing the

they have been, and proud as they are, Reform Bill to be carried : but he does they now see, that, by the means of the not tell us, that the King informed

old sow, the people can compel the Lord Grey that he had discovered those

passing of the bill. They are, thereother means. It is next to impossible

xt to impossible fore, reduced to this choice; to let that he should have communicated this

the bill pass without a creation of peers, discovery to Lord GREY; for in that

and thus keep their majority against ease there would not have been the

GREY for future occasions, or to give smallest excuse for Lord Grey's resign

him fair grounds for insisting on the ing. This cannot be; and yet, from

new creation; and thus see the bill the silence of Ministers while this state- Icarried, and see him secure a permanent ment was making, and after it was

majority in the House of Lords into the s appear to be something bargain. That they prefer the former, very curious.

I there can be no doubt; and, therefore, May 21. The Reform Bill was taken I believe, that they will now suffer the into consideration in committee, on the bill anietly to pass. motion of Lord GREY; and some parts | Thus, after all, it has become a partyof it were agreed to without any divi- struggle, as far as the Whigs and Tories sion. It appears that some of the lare concerned. It is strange, but neither lords who were opposed to the bill, party seems to anticipate, that the rehave agreed to absent themselves from formed House of Commons will be any the House, at the request of the King, thing much different from what Houses and the following circulur has been lof Commons have been for a hundred published in the newspapers as being years past. Neither party seems to imaauthentic:

gine that there will be any great change St. James's Palace, May 13, 1832.

of system, but that the scramble for MY DEAR LORD, I am honoured with his spoil will be still much the same as it Majesty's commands to acquaint your lord has been for such a long time. Lord ship, that all difficulties to the arrangements

progress will be obviated by a declaration Roden does indeed seem to have some in the House to-uight froin a sufficient num apprehension, that the idea of " CHEAP

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