17 MARCH 1832, Page 12

We approve highly of the recommendation of a collection being

made for the poor at the church-doors on the ensuing Fast-day ; but, to in- duce people to give with liberality and confidence, some satisfactory assurance should be given of the money so bestowed being faithfully and judiciously applied. Parochial authorities, we need hardly say, are looked upon pretty generally with some misgivings ; and some channel through which donations could not merge in the poor-rates would be highly desirable upon this occasion.—Morning Herald

The following appeared in the Times of Tuesday

" The Reverend Henry Blunt, of the Chapelin Sloane.Street, has accepted the living of Chelsea. So much for pluralities!"

Our contemporary is wholly mistaken. The fact is, that the living of Chelsea was offered to Mr. BLUNT, by Lord OAKLEY, and his accept- ance of it was pressed by many of the parishioners ; but the offer was, notwithstanding, steadily though respectfully declined. Instead of " So much for pluralities," we fear we may say, in respect of Mr. BLUNT'S praiseworthy conduct, " So much for singularity !"

The Silk trade of the City are at a complete stand, until they shall learn the intentions of the Committee ; before which, it seems, the manufacturers refuse to appear, as they deem, from the known senti- ments of the members, that their case is already prejudged.