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At a meeting of the Court of Aldermen, on Tuesday, the Lord Mayor announced his intention of paying a visit to the Corporation of Oxford by water. It was customary to pay this visit once every fourteen years ; and the usual period having arrived, he had some time ago ordered the City barge to be repaired for the trip. It had been objected, however, that the City jurisdictionnof the river did not extend beyond Staines, and that the Lord Mayor ought not to go beyond that place. Sir Chapman Marshall remarked, that recent circumstances proved how necessary it was to do no act by which the privileges of the City might be endangered. Sir Matthew Wood thought the Lord Mayor ought not to go beyond Staines. It was resolved that the Police Committee should decide upon the most convenient time for visiting Oxford during the present Mayoralty. The freedom of the City, voted some months ago to Thomas Clarkson, was presented to that gentleman on Monday, in the private drawing- room of the Mansionhouse. Mr. Clarkson was accompanied by Mr Richard Taylor, Mr. Robinson, and other friends ; and though eighty years of nee, returned thanks for the honour conferred upon him in a distinct and audible tone.
A well-contested election of Guardians of the Poor for Lambeth, for the ensuing year, has at length terminated in the election of' twenty gentlemen of the Conservative party.
A society called "The Religious Freedom Society," of which Mr. Charles Lushington is the Chairman, has been formed to promote the civil equality of all religious denominations. Its office is in Bolt Court, Fleet Street.
The Earl of Durham presided on Wednesday at an anniversary din- ner of the Printers' Pension Society. His Lordship spoke with freedom on various topics, referring to his long acquaintance with the working classes in the neighbourhood of his own residence, and evincing strong sympathy with the feelings and interest in the welfare of the common people. Mr. Easthope, M.P., who officiated as Vice-President, highly eulogized Lord Durham, and expressed his own esteem and regard for the valuable and useful class of society with which he was himself con- nected, and to which he was under great obligations. The subject of Canada was glanced at, and taken up by the meeting in a manner highly complimentary to the noble Chairman.
At a meeting of the National Convention on Thursday, Mr. Car- penter, who has just returned from a missionary tour, stated. that in Worcestershire and Warwickshire there was not the slightest inclina- tion on the part of the people to join the Chartists. He then applied for 201. to assist in releasing two of the Delegates, who were in pawn
in a country-town for their expenses. Mr. Pitt Keightley opposed the application, as it savoured of a conspiracy. to get money. After a long discussion and much crimination and recrimination, it was agreed that the worthy Delegates should reside at the sign of the " Three Yellow Balls," unless they were able to redeem themselves.—Morning Post.