It will be seen from the subjoined correspondence, that Dr.
Lem. • INGTON'S caustic remarks at the Tower Hamlets meeting, on the folly. of placing coofidence in the Reforming professions of the new Ministry, Sj have stung Sir ROBERT PEEL to the quick. As smoke seldom rises except when there is fire beneath, so Sir ROBERT'S soreness is sympto- matic of consciousness that the Doctor's remarks were but too ap-,: posite to his past career and present intentions. Let the public note this. The hasty petulance of Sir ROBERT PEEL, in this affair, re- minds us of the want of temper, the fidgetty irritability, which rendered:is him so unpopular as Leader of the House of Commons. As to Dr. LUSHINGTON'S letter; it is all very well; but would have been better4 had there been less of it. He might just have told Sir ROBERT PEEL to read the offensive passage over again, and he would find it contained merely an illustration ofan argument borrowed from private and applied! to public life ; and that the female allusion might be taken as a persortal affront with as much propriety as that of the swindlers.
THE CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN Slit ROBERT YEEL AND DR. LusilINGTON. •• Whitehall, Dcc. 12, 153f. • • S ra-I have to request that you will take the earliest oppo:i unity of ziiving
city to the enclosed correspondence. I atm Sir, your obedient servant.
".• To the Editor of the Morning Chronicle.
" Whitehall Gardens, Dec. 12, 18- 34. Friday Morning, 10 o'clock. AN. " have this moment read in the Morning Chronicle of to-day the following repua of a sevelt io you. " W.tot sill the Demo, I hear people say, • Oh, for God's sake, trust the Duke! for Iltrav7n's sake, listen kindly to Sir Robert P. el, who car..ied Cathclie Goo l• I c icot hells exclaiming against such folly and abserdi, y. The num pa, iem ty listens to such stuff is an itiMt -the men who avows his belie: in them is trai,or. line do men act in pirate lite? Do you confide in Use ye. Iio.v to he CIA ricted swindlers? If you seeh a woman to he your companion for life, chi you P,tke as wifr. or as a mother to your fonifies, a prostitute from the streets? I1 thee men or pawned Et private lf1 by such feelings. should they not feel equally jealous of the cha tarter of those who !loci rn them, ' " I request that you will iu:brm me whether that part of the above extract which have ma.ked, be an accurate report of expressiors us ..1 by Ion ?
" Stephen Lushington, Esq. M. P. • I am, Sir, your obedient servant,
" Sir-At the time your letter arrived. I wa:I- GLetastsGoeonarigiye eSnigreeagt,..dDienc.C1.2,,upia,obt.3t. "RoBERT PEEL." •
have taken the earliest opportunity to wriie an arswer.
"It is wholly inipossible for me. cousidecing time circumstances a.tending the meetin of yes:mil:1y, to undertake to say with precision slut particular expressions I used that occasion ; but .1sough undoubtedly some of the wo:ds stated by you in your trite were uttered by me, yet the whole passage is not co:reet. I know well the aignment used. 1 imended to suppo.t this position—lbat the world, in their opinion IA state men, on;;Itt to be governed by past experience, mit .o rebid the assel.ion. a'nuling tnn particol.itly ,o the Timer. that it was proliali,e line new Adniiii,s.:ation alwa opposed l' eform. were proper io b.i inustsi ea with carrying into effect the nwasur expected .o result ihelef.om ; but I did not, as .'.om your let!er I eu,liccture you a incliaell to :relieve, liRt Of in ead to Ilse any expression puipo.,iog in) eave any eff beyond this -tin be Duke ol Well le3"on trui yoarser coold exnected become :Lc:* iottb 1:11,;4P me in .lie 0.1,e jr tat:itch al.t I. ie ol was malerstood Ity t nacc.in.:, :toy lame titan a WO: t or ;taincises amid charar.e: would be likely occur sialderly Li a!iy- imi■ithial. tny tioserv..tions if all do:m.6'v detailcd. il" tenet:. ou .11e cluti-i.c.er 1.1 ' mie; the•• di eC.ENj e:;1.111SiSel.. to ..he inexraleuc In my PO orear..loyi.11 it the it:to Si' 0:Reibrio,Fersoes 01410ed and no. hia; ...e. he: Also sty i.sedissi toad as tua'w air per,ouvl re:I'm:on' yourself. " I cm, Sir, your obedient, set-vv.,- (lig•ied} " STEMIEN LUSIIINOTON. s " To the Right llonouraVe Sir Robert Peel."
" WhPeltall Garden-, Dec. I2, 18)4, Friday Evening. " Sir—The explanation which your letter ennveyS, and the frank at,ssurance that tl! th;og was farther nom your intention than to make any personal allusion disrespec to me, ,re emirely sa.isiiwtory. "it is peritoos ,ight that I should add, :or the purpose of removing :lie %cr.' impre,:sions .c. which te .he port 3our speech n&ght natwally give rise, i. Is Iny teutioa to give load:64 .o the correspondence which has passed lict ween • 1 have the honour to be, Sir, your obedient servant. ,