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NATIONAL SOCIETY. Ar a Meeting of the General Com- Grants made :-To Worthing, 1001. ; mittee of the National Society, on the Puttenham, Surrey, 50l.; Hillingdon, 14th January, 1829, the Schools of Middlesex, 401. ; Christ Church, Bradthe following places were received into ford, Yorkshire, 1001. ; Tuxford, Notts, union :- Great Budworth, Cheshire; additional, 201.; Great Kimble, Bucks, St. Chad's, Shrewsbury; Haslingden 1201. ; Haslingden Lane, 502.; St. Just, Lane, Stratford-on-Avon; and Mose Cornwall, 100l.; Birstall, Leicester, ley, near Birmingham.

additional, 201.

POLITICAL RETROSPECT.

Domestic.--The account of the revenue, published in the last month, is gratifying in the extreme. The increase in the last quarter of 1828 is 686,2211. above the income of the corresponding one in 1827; and it is pleasing to observe, that the greater part of this is to be found in the excise duties, the part of the revenue by which the real prosperity of the country must be estimated; the improvement in this department during the year just concluded amounts to 1,730,000/ and during the last quarter alone to nearly 800,000l. The whole revenue of the year ending January 6th, 1829, as compared with that ending on the same day 1828, exhibits an increase of the latter upon the former year of 1,660,6472.

The Marquis of Anglesey has been recalled from Ireland. Having with short-sighted policy sought to conciliate the Roman Catholic party by adopting their views, it is obvious that the consistency of the present administration would have been destroyed had he continued longer at the head of the Irish government. His recall, under these circumstances, and with no other probable reason as the cause of it, must at once remove the idle fears that some persons have been induced to entertain, dreading that the Duke of Wellington meditated the betrayal of his country: had this been the case, he would rather have retained Lord Anglesey in his government as a fit person to forward his views, than remove him

to place in his situation a person who would be found less subservient. But no rational and thinking mind has insulted his Grace by entertaining such a suspicion ; his countrymen rely confidently on the integrity and wisdom of the head of the administration, which they trust is raised up by Providence for the protection of our religion and constitution, and the support and increase of the national honour and prosperity; and in this reliance will humbly pray, that the blessing which has hitherto accompanied their councils will ever continue to rest upon them, both in their public and private life. The Duke of Northumberland has been nominated as the Marquis's successor, a nobleman every way qualified to manage the affairs of the country placed under his superintendance with honour to himself and advantage to his fellow-subjects.

PENINSULA.——The royal family of Spain have left Madrid and gone to the palace at Pardo. The arrests in Catalonia are continued without any respite; the prisons of Barcelona are crowded with those unfortunate objects of the jealousy of their government, who are charged with being implicated in a conspiracy against the altar and the throne ; and not a day passes but some persons are dragged to the Bastile by order of the Governor, Count D'Espagne. The greatest consternation exists throughout the province; and private letters from the capital seem to intimate, that unless a stop

be put to these arbitrary and severe proceedings, the most lamentable con sequences may be expected to ensue. Notwithstanding the drought with which Spain was afflicted during a great part of last summer, the harvest in that country has been very prodnctive. The quantity of grain which has been laid in at "Bilboa, for the English market, is very considerable; and the ports of Biscay are crowded with French vessels, who have repaired thither to take in cargoes for their nation. Upwards of 120 vessels have recently gone up the Ebro to be laden with grain from Arragon, for exportation. The epidemic fever at Gibraltar has at length given way, after more than two thousand persons have fallen victims to its ravages, of wbom five hundred belonged to the military corps stationed there.

The health of Don Miguel is now completely reinstated; he has of late held long and frequent conferences with the Ministers for War and Foreign Affairs, and with other persons of rank, the object of which is generally understood to be the discussion of plans for the purpose of raising an army sufficiently strong to keep down the spirit of disaffection now spreading rapidly throughout Portugal. Two vessels from Madeira have arrived at Lisbon, having on board a number of prisoners, amongst whom are several priests, accused of being the friends of Don Pedro. It was originally intended that their punishment should have been carried into effect in Madeira; but the opinion of the inhabitants at large was so inimical to the government of Don Miguel, that it was apprehended they would be regcued, and they are in consequence consigned to prisons in the mother country.

The Emperor of Russia has declared himself favourable to the claims of Donna Maria del Gloria to the throne of Portugal.

EASTERN EUROPE.—The inclement season of the year has prevented the operations of the contending armies from being pursued with any activity. The Russians are chiefly occupied in endeavouring to secure their positions on the Danube. Varna will soon again become the scene of a tremendous

conflict; every preparation is making on the part of its present occupiers to prevent its recapture. Reinforcements of men and ammunition have been sent in, and ample stores of provisions have been forwarded from Odessa, whilst on the other side, Hussein Pacha, accompanied by a powerful Asiatic chief, is marching against it with the flower of the Turkish army, and with positive orders from the Sultan to retake it at any expense.

Offers of mediation between the contending powers have been made by the courts of London and Paris, but rejected by both parties, the Emperor refusing to hear of any compromise of the existing differences with the Porte, and the Sultan is determined not to accept of peace except on the basis of a total evacuation of Turkey by Russia. The war is said to be popular in Russia, and the people therefore cheerfully acquiesce in the gigantic preparations that are in progress for the ensuing campaign, which is formed on even a more extensive plan than the one which may now be considered as finished. It was expected in Constantinople that the Emperor of Russia would, during the winter, direct his arms against the Asiatic possessions of the Ottoman Porte.

The determination of the three allied powers to restrict the limits of Greece to the Morea and the Cyclades is now acknowledged. These restrictions have been fixed by England, who wisely considered that the larger extent of landboundary she possessed only increased her accessibility to invasion, whilst her internal strength would be by no means increased in proportion; and that the treaty of the 6th July only stipulated that a stop should be put to the shedding of blood, and for the pacification of the revolted provinces. The jealousy of the Porte, and its aversion to the intervention of foreign powers, may now possibly be overcome by the consideration, that as the independence of the Morea and Cyclades does in fact exist, it may be wiser in the present crisis of affairs, at once to concede what it is out of its power to withhold. The French expedition to the Morea having accomplished its purpose, will immediately return to France; three regiments are already

under orders to embark, bringing with them all the sick who can bear the voyage.

AMERICA. — The American President's speech was received early in last month, and is probably the last that will be delivered by Mr. Adams, as he is shortly to be displaced by General Jackson. It draws a very flattering picture of the prosperity of the States, the finances of which are declared to be in a most flourishing condition. While peace has been preserved with all nations, new and advantageous treaties of navigation and commerce have been negotiated with some, particularly

with Austria. The tone of the speech is, however, unfriendly towards Great Britain. The disputes concerning the boundary line between the United States and the Canadas are to be referred to the King of the Netherlands, which the President declares is the last friendly measure that shall be taken,-a hostile expression, which proves him ignorant of the real interests of his country, which are certainly to remain at peace with England before all other nations, and should at any rate prevent their going to war on such a comparatively unimportant subject.

ECCLESIASTICAL INTELLIGENCE.

The Reply of His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, to the Addresses of

the respective Archdeacons and Clergy of the Diocese of London, on the occasion of His Lordship's Translation to the Metropolitical See. MY VENERABLE AND REVEREND BRETHREN,—The terms of respect and affection in which you have severally addressed me, are calculated to excite in my mind sensations both of pain and pleasure. When I consider the reasons I had to be diffident on my first unexpected advancement to the See of London, and at the end of fifteen years see the Clergy of that great Diocese collected around me with the most flattering testimonies of their esteem and attachment, and their united congratulations on my appointment to the highest station in the Church, I am more than ordinarily gratified by such an acknowledgment of my humble endeavours to perform my duty. Yet by this very demonstration of your kindness I am forcibly reminded, that I have bid farewell to a Diocese, in the administration of which I have had the assistance of a body of Clergy at all times prepared to attend to my wishes, to forward my measures, and to ease my labours. I am indeed fully aware, that on many important occasions the success of my exertions has been mainly attributable, under the blessing of Divine Providence, to this friendly disposition on their part. Among those who are now present, I have the satisfaction of seeing many, to whose advice and suggestions I am more deeply indebted than their modesty will allow them to acknowledge. With so many reasons for satisfaction, after so many years of mutual kindness which has never suffered interruptiun, I should give up my charge with still greater regret, if it were not transferred to a Prelate who will more than supply my place, who by the splendour of his talents and the energies of his mind, is alike qualified to shine and to act, who will edify the Church by his learning and piety, and repel the attacks of its adversaries by his eloquence and firmness.

On the other hand, I should be guilty of unpardonable presumption, if I could look at the situation to which I have been recently elevated, with confidence in my own sufficiency. It is true, I have many advantages; in particular the example of a predecessor deservedly beloved and venerated, whose judgment, zeal and ability in the public discharge of his duties, we have all witnessed with admiration; and wbose love for the Church, and anxious devotion to its interests, I had the best opportunities of appreciating, having enjoyed his unreserved confidence during an intercourse of many years. I have also much comfort in the reflection, that I am not removed to a distance from those among whom I have passed so considerable a portion of my life. We shall have frequent opportunities of friendly communication, and of acting together in concert in the cause of religion and charity: we shall still meet as before with the same objects in view, and the same hearty desire of promoting the glory of God and the good of the Church, by our united counsels and exertions. But whatever encouragement I may find in considerations of this nature, I can never forget, that without the belp and direction of the Holy Spirit, all human endeavours are vain; and while I repeat my acknowledgments of your kindness towards me on this and on other occasions, I must still entreat the concurrence of your prayers with mine, in the name of the Lord Jesus, that I may be endued with wisdom and strength from above, to execute the will of that gracious Lord who hath called me to this ministry in his Church.

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CLERICAL APPOINTMENTS.

Appointment. Boskett, Joseph

Mast. of Grammar School at Wootton-under-Edge. Church, William

Dom. Chapl. to the Dowager Countess of Erne. Craven, C.......

Lectureship of St. Philip's, Birmingham. Gretton, F. E. ...

Mast. of Grammar School at Oakham. Henslowe, E. P. ..

Chapl. to the Royal Artillery at Woolwich. Hughes, Jenkin .. .... Mast, of Grammar School at Abergavenny. Mortimer, G. F. W... .... Mast. of Grammar School at Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Procter, James .............. Chapl. to Royal Military Asylum at Southampton. Wilson, Dr. ................ Rural Deanery of Southampton.

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Birch, W. H. Rong | Reydon, V.

PREFERMENTS.
Name.
Preferment.

County. Diocese. Patron.
sv. of Dullingham, Camb. Ely Mrs. Pigott
Banks, Horatio .. to Cowling, P. C. Suffolk Norwich Trin. Hall, Camb.
Birch, W. H. Rouss with Southwold, P. C.

Suffolk Norwich Earl of Stradbroke Sv. of Stotfold,

Bedford Lincoln Trin. Coll. Camb. Brasse, John, D.D. to Lectureship of Enfield, Middles. London The Trustees.

SV. of Burrington, Buckingham, J... to Doddiscombsleigh, R. S

Devon Exeter Rev. J. Buckingham Clark, J.C....... Fyfield, P. C. ... Fyfield, P.C.

Berks

Berks Salisbury St. John's Coll. Oxf. Collyas, C. H. D.D. Stoke-in-Teignhead, R. Devon Exeter Bishop of Exeter Field, John ...... Braybrooke, R. Northampt.Peterboro'Rev. J. Field

y ote Tini S The King, Gilpin, B. ...... St. Andrew, Hertford, v. Herts Lincoln

incom as D. of Lancaster Goddard, e....... Eartham, V.

Sussex Chichest. Preb. of Chichest. Graham, John .... Preb. of Sanctæ Crucis, in Cath. Ch. of Lincoln Bishop of Lincoln Harding, W. .... Bobenhall, P. C.

Warwick Lichfield The Prebendary Heberden, William Broadhembury, V. Devon Exeter D. & C. of Exeter Jones, Richard .... Brookthorpe, v.

Gloucest. Gloucest. D. & C. of Gloucest. Lowe, J.J. ...... Fletton, R.

Hunts Lincoln Lord Carysfoot Maingy, James.... Shotwick, P.C.

Chester Chester D. & C. of Chester (R. of Christ Ch. Southwark Surrey Winchest. W. Toulmin. Mapleton, J. H... and V. of Whaddon, Bucks Lincoln New Coll. Oxf. (to Mitcham, v.

Winchest.J. Cranmer, Esq. Neville, Charles .. Hindon, Ch.

Salisbury R. of Knoyle Nicholson, William Bramshot, R.

Hants Winchest.Queen's Coll. Oxf. Pitt, Charles...... Malmsbury, V.

Wilts Salisbury Lord Chancellor Singleton, John .. Prebend in Cath. Church of

Worcest. The K Taylor, W.R. .... West Beckham, P.C. Norfolk Norwich D. & C. of Norwich

Wilts

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CLERGYMEN DECEASED.

(Belaugh, R. Bathurst, Robert . and Scottow, V.

Norfolk Norwich Bishop of Norwich ( and Neatishead, V.

s Kirkby-in-Ashfield, R. Notts York Duke of Portland Boothby, Brooke 3 & Preb. of N.Muskham, in Coll.Ch. of Southwell Archbishop of York Curtis, Charles

to Solihull. R.
& St. Martin's Birming. R.

Warwick Lichfield Earl of Plymouth
Davenport, Joseph Wettenhall, P.C. Chester Chester V. of Over
Howard, T. Aubrey Yattendon, R.

Berks Salisbury S. Florey, Esų.

Name.

Preferment. County. Diocese. Patron,
Irelanų, T. R. :. 3 and Queen's Charlton, R. "
White-Lackington, R. I mam Bachew S Mr. Ireland

•{ T. Harris, Esq. Marston, F. .... S Stokesay, V.

Salop.

SW. Smith, Esq. and Longdon, R. S

Hereford R. of Pontesbury 7 Archd. of Carmarthen, in Cath. Ch. of St. David's Bp. of St. David's

Preb. of Llandugwy, in Coll. Ch. of Brecon D. & C. of Brecon

Llandoge, P. C. Millingchamp, B. and Llandugwrd,

a The Prebendary

Ward.of New Coll. and Rushall, R.

Wilts Salisb. Ward. of Merton,

& Princ. of Brasenn. Pottinger, Head .. Compton, y.

Berks Salisb. Sir W. J. James, Bart. Price John Worle, v. Price, John ...

Somerset B.& Wells

wiS Lord Chancellor į and Rowbarrow, R.

Bishop of Bristol Radford, R. ...... Wincaunton, V.

Somerset B. &Wells G. Messiter, Esq. Schoen, G.L. .... Crick, R.

Northampt.Peterboro'St. John's Coll. Oxf. Sproule 1 Rowlond S Great Bardfield, v. Sproule,J. Rowland and Bradfield, v.

ŞEssex London Sir C.M.Burrell, Bart. Stracey, William .. Stoke-in-Teignhead, R. Devon Exeter Bishop of Exeter

> Cardigan St. David's

Bp. of St. David's

Name.

Residence.

County. Chaundy, E. E. .............. London ........................ Middlesex Daniel, E..............

Bath .............

............. Somerset Mann, Isaac ........

Rector of Kingston, Jamaica.
Stanser, Robert, D.D.... Late Bishop of Nova Scotia.
Turbutt, Richard .......
. Morton ......

Derby
Wallace, James .......

... York Street, Portman Square ...... Middlesex

UNIVERSITY INTELLIGENCE.

OXFORD.
ELECTION.

Geography and Chronology of each ; EngThe Rev. Rice Rees, Professor of Welsh lish Prose Composition; The Elements of at St. David's College, Lampeter, and Pure Mathematics and of Natural and ExScholar of Jesus College, has been admitted

osus College, has been admitted perimental Philosophy. Fellow of the latter Society.

3. The Examiners appointed for this

occasion will nominate the person to be WYNN WRITERSHIT.

recommended to Mr. Wynn for the WriterThe Vice-Chancellor and the Dean of ship. Christ Church have issued the following 14. Every Candidate must announce notice:

his intention of offering himself, by leaving “ The Right Honourable Charles Watkin at the Vice-Chancellor's house, on or before Williams Wynn, upon offering a Second the 7th of March next, a certificate of his Writership in the Honourable the East birth, and a testimonium from the College India Company's Service as an object of or Hall to which he may belong. No competition to the Junior Members of the person will be admitted as a Candidate who University, commissioned the Vice-Chan- shall signify his intention after the last cellor and the Dean of Christ Church to mentioned day. make such arrangements as they might “ 5. No person can be admitted as a Candeem necessary for carrying his wishes into didate who will have completed, on the effect. In the discharge of this trust, they 10th of April next, twenty-two years from give notice, that,

the day of his birth." “1. The examination of the Candidates for this Writership will be bolden in the

Degrees conferred. Convocation House, and will begin on

DOCTOR IN MEDICINE. Monday, the 16th of March next, at ten o'clock in the morning, and be continued

James Alderson, Magdalen Hall. on the days immediately following.

MASTERS OF ARTS. “2. The subjects of examination will be William Luke Nicholls, Queen's Coll. the Four Gospels and Paley's Evidences; Rev. Isaac King, Christ Church, some of the best Greek and Latin Classics; Rev. Henry Bristow Wilson, St.Jolin's Coll. Ancient and Modern History, with the Rev. J. Antes La Trobe, St. Edmund Hall.

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