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CLAUSES IN THE “ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF HIS MAJESTY'S
ROMAN CATHOLIC SUBJECT$,” PERTAINING TO THE
JESUITS AND OTHER RELIGIOUS ORDERS. * (10 Geo. IV. c. 7.) Titles to sees, fc., not to be assumed by doctrine, discipline, and government Roman Catholics.
thereof, are by the respective Acts of XXIV. And whereas the Protestant Union of England and Scotland, and of Episcopal Church of England and Ireland, Great Britain and Ireland, established and the doctrine, discipline, and govern- permanently and inviolably : and whereas ment thereof, and likewise the Protestant the right and title of Archbishops to Presbyterian Church of Scotland, and the their respective provinces, of Bishops to their sees, and of Deans to their dean- society, as aforesaid, shall, after the comeries, as well in England as in Ireland, mencement of this Act, come into this have been settled and established by realm, he shall be deemed and taken to law: be it therefore enacted, That if any be guilty of a misdemeanour, and being person, after the commencement of this thereof lawfully convicted, shall be senAct, other than the person thereunto tenced and ordered to be banished from authorized by law, shall assume or use the United Kingdom, for the term of his the name, style, or title of Archbishop natural life. of any province, Bishop of any bishop
* We give insertion to the above, that our readers may be able to recognise how far the clauses which relate to the Jesuits and other religious sodalities, in the Roman Catholic Relief Bill, are operative and operating, or obsolete and forgotten. In the opinion of a majority of our present House of Legislature, with Sir Robert Peel as their leader, they appear to have no more authority and influence than an old almanac! In the very teeth of the provisions of that Bill “ for the gradual suppression and final prohibition” of the “Jesuits,” and “ other religious orders, communities, or societies of the Church of Rome, bound by monastic or religious vows,” Sir Robert marches to the House of Commons, dragging after him a tail as elongated as that of Daniel O'Connell, having in his hands a Bill, proposing to endow the Jesuit establishment of Maynooth with an annual sum of money, little short of £30,000, and to take the whole pestiferous institution under the fostering wing and powerful protection of the state! What a fearful infatuation must have taken possession of him who was the zealous and undaunted advocate and defender of the Protestant Constitution of Britain! By what magical and sybil influence has he been so overcome, that when the demon of Popery glared upon him with her brasen eye, he fell like the quivering bird within her jaws ? Yet so it is,-and having passed the rubicon, the Protestant anxiously inquires of Sir Robert,
“ What next? What further aggressions on the constitution of England ?” Late events cause us to fear the worst, wherein we have witnessed the framers of the aforesaid Bill, heading a numerous and influential party, with insolent and triumphant bearing, to trample upon its provisions, and to spurn with contempt all in it that was protective and sheltering to the Protestant church and nation! Sir Robert, in his own department, has amply corroborated the correctness of the statement made in 1829, by his colleague in office, the Duke of Wellington, that “it was possible for one man to make a law through which another man could drive a coach and six." In the present case, we meet with this anomaly : the law-maker himself assumes the character of charioteer! Surely Sir Robert must envy the tranquil conscience of those who have no speech to eat up, no apostasy disgracefully to explain, and no paltry subterfuge to resort to ! The noble Duke, as ministerial leader in the House of Lords, introduced and conducted the business of this atrocious measure, the endowment by the Government of the Jesuit College of Maynooth. We should have been glad of the opportunity of requiring from his Grace a reconciliation of his public conduct in 1829, with that of 1845. On April 20, 1829, his Grace observed : “I hope my noble and learned friend near me (Lord Redesdale) will excuse me when I say, that, although the Act of 1791 was drawn with great care, yet, in direct contravention of its principles, large establishments of Jesuits have since that time been founded here, as well as in Ireland. The present Bill will not only prevent (!) the influx of Jesuits, but also of other regular orders belong. ing to the Church of Rome; and will, without doing any injury to existing investments, prevent any more similar institutions from being formed in this country. I think if some measure of the sort were not adopted, we should soon see this country, as well as Ireland, completely inundated with Jesuits and other regulars, sent here from every country from which they have been expelled. I will say, however, that if I am disappointed in my hopes of tranquillity, after a trial has been given of the measure, I shall have no scruple of coming down to Parliament, and laying before it the state of the case, and calling for the necessary powers to enable the Government to take the steps suited to the occasion." The noble Duke, with his colleague Sir Robert, is in a fair way of beholding his prediction concerning the Jesuits fulfilled. We ask with seriousness and sincerity, Are not these two leaders of the ministerial party, bound by every obligation of honour, prudence, and justice to the constituency of Great Britain, to propose a re-consideration of the Relief Bill of 1829, that it may be either amended, or indignantly struck from off the page of the Statute Book !-EDIT.
Natural-born subjects, being Jesuits, ric, or Dean of any deanery in England or Ireland, he shall for every such of.
may return into the kingdom, and be fence forfeit and pay the sum of one
registered. hundred pounds.
XXX. Provided always, and be it
further enacted, That in case any naturalFor the suppression of Jesuits and other
born subject of this realm, being at the religious orders of the Church of time of the commencement of this Act a Rome.
Jesuit, or other member of any such XXVIII. And whereas Jesuits, and religious order, community, or society members of other religious orders, com- as aforesaid, shall, at the time of the munities, or societies of the Church of commencement of this Act, be out of Rome, bound by monastic and us the realm; it shall be lawful for such pervows, are resident within the United son to return or to come into this realm ; Kingdom ; and it is expedient to make and upon such his return or coming into provision for the gradual suppression and the realm he is hereby required, within final prohibition of the same therein ; the space of six calendar months after be it therefore enacted, That every his first returning or coming into the Jesuit, and every member of any other United Kingdom, to deliver such notice religious order, community, or society or statement to the Clerk of the Peace of of the Church of Rome, bound by the county or place where he shall reside, monastic or religious vows, who at the or his Deputy, for the purpose of being time of the commencement of this Act so registered and transmitted, as hereinshall be within the United Kingdom, before directed ; and in case any such per. shall, within six calendar months after son shall neglect or refuse so to do, he the commencement of this Act, deliver shall for such offence forfeit and pay to His to the Clerk of the Peace of the county Majesty, for every calendar month during or place where such person shall reside, which he shall remain in the United or to his Deputy, a notice or statement, Kingdom without having delivered such in the form and containing the particu- notice or statement, the sum of fifty lars required to be set forth in the pounds. schedule to this Act annexed; which notice or statement such Clerk of the
The principal Secretaries of State may Peace, or his Deputy, shall preserve and
grant licences to Jesuits, 8c., to come register amongst the records of such
into the kingdom ; and may revoke
the same. county or place, without any fee, and shall forth with transmit a copy of such XXXI. Provided also, and be it furnotice or statement to the Chief Secretary ther enacted, That, notwithstanding any of the Lord.Lieutenant, or other Chief thing herein-before contained, it shall Governor or Governors, of Ireland, if be lawful for any one of His Majesty's such person shall reside in Ireland, or, if principal Secretaries of State, being a in Great Britain, to one of His Majesty's Protestant, by a licence in writing, Principal Secretaries of State ; and in signed by him, to grant permission to case any person shall offend in the pre- any Jesuit, or member of any such remises, he shall forfeit and pay to His ligious order, community, or society as Majesty, for every calendar month during aforesaid, to come into the United Kingwhich he shall remain in the United dom, and to remain therein for such Kingdom without having delivered such period as the said Secretary of State shall notice or statement as is herein-before think proper, not exceeding in any case required, the sum of fifty pounds.
the space of six calendar months ; and it
shall also be lawful for any of His Jesuits, fc., coming into the realm, to be
Majesty's principal Secretaries of State banished.
to revoke any licence so granted before XXIX. And be it further enacted, the expiration of the time mentioned That if any Jesuit, or member of any therein, if he shall so think fit; and if such religious order, community, or any such person to whom such licence That this Act, or any part thereof, may or become a Jesuit, or brother, or member
shall have been granted shall not depart The party offending may be banished by from the United Kingdom within twenty
His Majesty. days after the expiration of the time
XXXV. And be it further enacted, mentioned in such licence, or if such
That in case any person sentenced and licence shall have been revoked, then
ordered to be banished, under the prowithin twenty days after notice of such
visions of this Act, shall not depart from revocation shall have been given to him,
the United Kingdom within thirty days every person so offending shall be deemed
after the pronouncing of such sentence guilty of a misdemeanour, and being
and order, it shall be lawful for His thereof lawfully convicted shall be sen
Majesty to cause such person to be contenced and ordered to be banished from
veyed to such place out of the United the United Kingdom for the term of his
Kingdom as His Majesty, by the advice natural life.
of his Privy Council, shall direct. Accounts of licences to be laid before
And if at large after three months, may Parliament.
be transported for life. XXXII. And be it further enacted,
XXXVI. And be it further enacted, That there shall annually be laid before
That if any offender, who shall be so both Houses of Parliament, an account
sentenced and ordered to be banished in of all such licences as shall have been
manner aforesaid, shall, after the end of granted for the purpose herein-mentioned
three calendar months from the time such within the twelve months then next
sentence and order hath been pronounced, preceding.
be at large within any part of the United Admitting persons as members of such Kingdom, without some lawful cause, religious orders deemed a misdemeanour, every such offender being so at large as XXXIII. And be it further enacted,
aforesaid, on being thereof lawfully conThat in case any Jesuit, or member of victed, shall be transported to such place
as shall be appointed by His Majesty, any such religious order, community, or
for the term of his natural life. society as aforesaid, shall, after the conimencement of this Act, within any part Not to extend to female societies. of the United Kingdom, admit any per- XXXVII. Provided always, and be son to become a regular Ecclesiastic, or brother, or member of any such religious
it enacted, That nothing herein contained
shall extend or be construed to extend in order, community, or society, or be aid.
any manner to affect any religious order, ing or consenting thereto, or shall ad
community, or establishment consisting minister or cause to be administered, or
of females bound by religious or monastic be aiding or assisting in the administering or taking, any oath, vow, or engagement, purporting or intended to bind the Penalties how to be recovered. person taking the same to the rules, XXXVIII. And be it further enact. ordinances, or ceremonies of such reli
ed, That all penalties imposed by this gious order, community, or society,
Act, shall and may be recovered as a every person offending in the premises
debt due to His Majesty, by information in England or Ireland shall be deemed
to be filed in the name of His Majesty's guilty of a misdemeanour, and in Scot
Attorney-General for England or for land shall be punished by fine and im.
Ireland, as the case may be, in the prisonment.
Courts of Exchequer in England or IreAny person so admitted a member of a land respectively, or in the name of
religious order to be banished. His Majesty's Advocate-General in the XXXIV. And be it further enacted,
Court of Exchequer in Scotland. That in case any person shall, after the Act may be altered this session. commencement of this Act, within any XXXIX. And be it further enacted, part of this United Kingdom, be admitted
be repealed, altered, or varied at any of any other such religious order, commu
time within this present Session of Par. nity, or society as aforesaid, such per
liament. son shall be deemed and taken to be guilty of a misdemeanour, and being
Commencement of Act. thereof lawfully convicted, shall be sen- XL. And be it further enacted, That tenced and ordered to be banished from this Act shall commence and take effect the United Kingdom, for the term of his at the expiration of ten days, from and natural life.
after the passing thereof.
MARCH 15th, 1845.–At Sunninghill, in the ing. For eight years he was in the army, and Windsor Circuit, Jeremiah Baldwinson, Esq., served in the Peninsula. His preservation, aged seventy. Possessing a kind and benevolent amidst hardship and danger, he ascribed to his disposition, and enjoying superior advantages, his mother's supplications. After leaving the service, manners were gentle and unassuming; and, hav- he was convinced of sin, found peace with God ing become acquainted with true religion, he by faith in Christ, and subsequently filled various walked humbly with God, and liberally contri- offices of the society with fidelity and prudence. buted in the support of his cause. His last ill- During a painful and protracted affliction he ness was protracted and painful. He was some- manifested great patience, and unshaken contimes almost overwhelmed with a sense of his fidence in God; and died in peace. utter unworthiness; yet, even then, he would
T. R. speak of the word of God as yielding no small degree of comfort; and repeatedly expressed March 19th.-At Beverley, aged twenty-eight, himself as deriving great benefit from reading the Hannah, wife of Mr. Richard Lowson. Though Obituaries and Recent Deaths in the Wesleyan she feared the Lord from her youth, it was not Magazine. As he approached the end of his till she had reached the age of twenty-one that course, he found the “ work of righteousness to she could be said to enjoy religion: at that time be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quiet- she began to meet in class. On the day but one ness and assurance for ever." His death was before she died, she asked for her only child to more sudden than might have been expected. be brought to her. On his entering the room, It was about nine o'clock in the evening when she was heard to pray that God would bless him, the fatal stroke was given ; after which he con- and enable her to give him up. She embraced tinued to breathe softly till a little after four in him, and said, with peculiar emphasis, expressthe morning, when his happy spirit departed, to ive of the conquest faith had gained, in its strugbe for ever with the Lord.
J. R. gle with maternal affection, “I will give him
up; I do give him up." Her affliction was long March 16th.-At Mickley, Shotley-Bridge Cir- and severe; but her spiritual enjoyments were cuit, Isabella Phillipson, aged twenty-four.
great. A little before she died, she said, “I Brought up by praying parents, and in a regular am happy, happy. The sting of death is deattendance upon the means of grace, her youth
stroyed. I am in Jordan; but He is with me. was spent under gracious restraint. About four Glory, glory: it is all glory! Bless the Lord, years ago she joined the Wesleyan society.
O my soul !” Her last words were, “ Christ is Nearly three years since, on her return from a precious !” and, without a struggle, her ranlove-feast, in which she had wrestled with the somed spirit soon after winged its flight to the Lord for mercy, she was blessed with a delight
realms of bliss.
J. P. ful assurance of pardon. Her affliction was protracted; but when the messenger came, she March 20th.-At Ashton, in the Towcester said, “ All is well; I am happy.”
Circuit, Mrs. Deborah Hayr, aged thirty-five. R. T. About ten years ago she was made happy in
God, and joined the Wesleyan society. She was March 16th.—At Dursley, Miss Harding, aged labouring under the fear of deceiving herself,
a suffering and humble Christian, generally thirty-two. When about thirteen years of age,
which often prevented her from speaking fully she attended weekly meetings to receive religious
and freely of her religious state. During her last instruction from a pious friend: these means
affliction she endured sharp and sore conflicts were made a permanent blessing. In 1829 she
with the enemy. became a member of the Wesleyan society,
But the grace of God tri
umphed. On being asked, “Do you love the where she obtained peace with God through
Lord ? " she replied, “Yes, I do, above every faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Her consistent life and attachment to the means of grace, com
thing! The Lord is my portion !" She died in bined with zeal for the glory of God, exemplified
W. P. the genuineness of her piety. Her last affliction,
March 22d. At Warter, in the Pocklington though of short duration, was severe. Her faith
Circuit, universally respected, Mr. Francis Dowwas unshaken. She said, “Christ has been my
son, aged sixty; having been a member of the hope, my refuge, many years; and he is now my
Wesleyan society for about forty-three years. anchor, my all: I can leave myself in his hands."
In his removal, the society has sustained a great When on the verge of eternity, she said, “My
loss. He was converted to God in early life, Redeemer is with me: his rod and his staff they
and, from the first of his religious profession, he comfort me.” In this peaceful state she fell asleep in Jesus.
was distinguished for cheerful gratitude, unshaken confidence, and undeviating perseverance
in the ways of God. He was attached to the March 17th.—Mr. Charles Clegg, of Heywood, whole economy of Methodism, liberal in its supaged fifty-three. In his youth, the instruction port, and had no sympathy with those who were and example of his parents were rendered a bless- given to change. He has long seemed to live in
VOL. I.-FOURTH SERIES,
continued readiness for his change. Though indisposed for about two days previously, no apprehension was entertained of his decease, till, on a sudden, without a sigh, be breathed his last.
March 22d.-In the Leeds First Circuit, Mr. John Lord, formerly of Hallowell, near Bolton, aged seventy-one. He had been a member of the Methodist society for upwards of half a century, and had served God and his church by the faithful and affectionate discharge of the duties of almost every office which he as a layman could sustain. His last affliction, which was protracted, he bore with patience and cheerfulness. To him the valley of the shadow of death was calm and bright. “The light of the knowledge of the glory of God, in the face of Jesus Christ,” shone brilliantly upon the path of his pilgrimage, and enabled him
to see, what through life he had been seeking, a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God." Being asked if Christ were precious, he replied, “Yes, always." He died in the full triumph of that faith, in the daily exercise of which he had long lived.
March 31st.-At Swindon, Mrs. Payne, aged seventy-four. Upwards of fifty years ago she united with the Methodist society; and, from that period, her conversation became the Gospel. In her habits she was quiet and retiring, and her hope of eternal life was founded on the atonement of Christ. For some time her attendance upon the public ordinances was interrupted by affliction; but in patience she possessed her soul. As the time of her departure drew near, she had cheering manifestations of the favour of God, and on one occasion observed, “I have fought the good fight.” She heartily believed our doctrines, was firmly attached to our principles, and cherished a high regard for our Ministers. She died in the Lord.
March 26th.-At Baldock, in the Biggleswade Circuit, Mr. William Carter, aged fifty-five; having been a member of the Wesleyan society for twenty-nine years, most of which time he sustained the offices of Class-Leader and Local Preacher. When his health failed, so as to pre. clude the possibility of his attending to the duties of a Local Preacher, he turned his attention more fully to the interests of the Sundayschool; and his efficient services in that department of our Lord's work were beneficial. He had long prayed for an outpouring of the Spirit of God on the neighbourhood; and he had the pleasure of seeing his prayer answered,-his own family sharing largely in the heavenly influence Through mercy, he was well prepared for his great change. Having endured much bodily suffering with exemplary patience, he entered with boly triumph into the joy of his Lord.
April 4th.--At North-Scarle, in the Lincoln Circuit, Mary, wife of Mr. William Storr, aged sixty-nine. She was convinced of sin in 1801, under the ministry of the Rev. Joseph Meek, sought and found the forgiveness of sins, and united herself to the Wesleyan society. From that period, to the time of her decease, her path was like that of the just. Neither the claims of domestic duties, nor the infirmities resulting from a delicate constitution, could detain her from the social and public means of grace. For forty-four years she was an example to believers, and highly esteemed the Ministers of Christ. A severe attack of paralysis reduced her to extreme feebleness during the last three years and eight months of her life. This affliction, however, was sustained with cheerful resignation. When the powers of life were sinking, it was delightful to witness the steadfastness of her faith, the fervour of her love, and the elevation of her joy. Her sun went down in a serene sky, to rise and shine with unclouded and increasing glory.
Can I suffice for heaven, and not for earth ?”