14 JANUARY 1843, Page 9



Sir James Graham's reply to the Moderator of the General Assembly, acting as the organ of the Majority of the Scottish Church, the purport of which is described under the head of " Scotland," in a foregoing column, appears in the Times this morning. It is an able and ana- lytical exposition of arguments which have already been stated against the demands of the Nonintrusionists ; which it clinches with the unqua- lified declaration that Ministers will not interfere with the existing law. The only surprising thing about the matter is, that the argu- ments now so clearly set forth by Sir James should not have availed to prevent Lord Aberdeen's abortive attempt at legislation, and Sir James's own negotiations with the recusants.