About a hundred and twenty gentlemen dined together at Love. grove's tavern, Blackwell, on Saturday last, to celebrate the triumph of Messrs. Morrison and Wason over the Ipswich corruptionists. Mr. O'Connell was Chairman ; and among the company we notice the names of the following Members of the House of Commons,—Mr.
Mr. Dennistoun, General Palmer, Mr. Scholefield, Mr. Thornely, Alderman Wood, Messrs. Morgan, John, Maurice, and Morgan John O'Connell, Oswald, Bodkin, Vigors, Wilks, Potter, Brady, Williams, Rundle, Gaskell, and Bridgman. No report gives any notion of the spirit which prevailed among the company, or of the edinirable conduct of Mr. O'Connell in the chair. Mr. O'Connell, Mr. Wilks, and Mr. IVason, were the principal speakers. Mr. Morrison was pre- vented from joining the party by a death in his family; but a letter from him was read by the Chairman. Mr. Dennistoun, General Palmer, Mr. Scholefield, Mr. Thornely, Alderman Wood, Messrs. Morgan, John, Maurice, and Morgan John O'Connell, Oswald, Bodkin, Vigors, Wilks, Potter, Brady, Williams, Rundle, Gaskell, and Bridgman. No report gives any notion of the spirit which prevailed among the company, or of the edinirable conduct of Mr. O'Connell in the chair. Mr. O'Connell, Mr. Wilks, and Mr. IVason, were the principal speakers. Mr. Morrison was pre- vented from joining the party by a death in his family; but a letter from him was read by the Chairman.
The members of the City of London Conservative Association met on Wednesday, at the City of London Tavern ; Sir Charles Forbes in the chair. Mr. Rowcroft, as Secretary, read the various reports; which set forth the great increase of registrations in favour of the cause of Conservatism. Many who had now registered had neglected to do so before, from a belief that they had no right to a vote; others, ignorant of the mode of registering, and some, on former occasions, had been supine. They also numbered many who were seceding from the oppo- site party, with which they were dissatisfied. A variety of questions were put, and several gentlemen addressed the meeting with a view to explanation ; after which the company separated, evidently pleased with the report.
The United Committee of Protestant Dissenters " appointed to consider the grievances under which the Dissenters now labour, with a view to their redress," held a meeting on Monday, Mr. Weymouth in the chair, and passed the following resolution unanimously- " That this Committee have heard with satisfaction of the declaration made in Par- lament by his Majesty's Principal Secretary of State fur the Home Department, that Government will introduce, early in the next session, measures for the redress of the grievances under which Protestant Dissenters now labour ; and being anxious that no- thing Octuld be done which might impede the progress of the Municipal Reform and 116h Tithe Bills, both of which they deem of great national importance, recommend to Dissenters to acquiesce in this unavoidable delay, in the confidence that the pledge thus In:We bj his Majesty's Ministers will be redeemed." A meeting was held in Sackville Street, on Tuesday, preliminary to. a public meeting to be convened for the purpose of preparing a petition to Parliament praying the immediate adoption of a system of Poor.laws for Ireland. At the meeting it was stated, that two thousand indigent Irish labourers arrived during last week in Liverpool; that they ems obtain transit for 3d. per head ; and that a great many subscribers to the Mendicity Society in Dublin have withdrawn their subscription, solely under a conviction that it is impossible to meet the distresses of the country without a compulsory enactment.
On Thursday, a deputation of the Irish Members waited upon the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to obtain the consideration of Govern- ment to a plan for raising money, by lottery, to improve the internal condition of Ireland. Mr. O'Connell spoke for the Deputation at some length. The Chancellor declared his unwillingness, under any circumstances, to endeavour to make up by a lottery scheme any deficiency of the revenue - but he declared the proposed plan was so little objectionable, that fie would submit it to his colleagues, at the same time expressing to the Deputation his belief that it would not receive their sanction. Mr. Spring Rice concluded by saying, that no man had the good of Ireland 11101C at heart than he ; and before the end of the session he would show that these were not mere words of course, by laying on the table of the flouse,,in the Report on Public Works in Ireland, the measures which were to be taken for improving. the navigation of the Shannon, and otherwise promoting public works.