At a dinner of the Hammersmith Reform Club, on '1
hursday, Mr. Coppock assured the company, that "Middlesex was safe," and that "no earthly consideration" could induce Mr. Hume to quit his post in that county. Mr. Coppoek also stated, that there were 12,400 regis- tered electors in Middlesex, 7000 of whom had never voted, but the majority were Reformers.
There was a numerous meeting of the inhabitants of the City and Southwark, at the Mansionhouse, on Thursday, for the purpose of taking measures to erect a statue of the Duke of Wellington on the Southwark side of London Bridge. Several bankers and merchants were present. The Lord Mayor presided, and assured the meeting that politics had nothing to do with the object they had in view. Al- derman Wood, who was unavoidably absent on business at Gloucester. had in a letter to him expressed his high approbation of the intended mark of honour to the Duke ; and nobody knew better than the Al- derman, that but for the very great and unwearied exertions of the —sike, the London Bridge Bill would have been lost.
Notwithstanding this disavowal of a political bias, however, the affair had a Tory complexion. Among the movers and seconders of the resolutions, were Aldermen Brown, Lainson, Lucas, Sir Claudius Hunter, Sir Peter Laurie, Mr. Charles Barclay, Mr. R. L. Jones, and Dr. Croly. Mr. John Masterman was appointed Treasurer. With the exception of Mr. Lainson, we believe, all the above gentlemen are Tories. Dr. Croly pronounced a flaming eulogium on the Duke's exploits as a man of sm. He considered him an instrument in the hand of Providence to effect the deliverance of England. About 1000/. was subscribed at the meeting. This seems nothing to boast of.
A deputation of the rate-payers of St. George's, Southwark, including Messrs. Humphery and 1). W. Harvey. the Members for the borough, waited on Thursday on Lord John Russell, to present a memorial, complaining that the regulations of the new Poor-law Amendment Act were such that the Board of Guardians of the parish could not carry them into effect. Mr. Harvey expressed a hope that Lord John would write to the Poor-law Commissioners on the different points stated in the memorial; which his Lordship promised to do.
The Council of the Royal College of Surgeons have determined not to recognize the Charing Cross Hospital in future, as a school of sur- gery; in consequence of circumstances connected with the withdrawal of Dr. Sigmond and Mr. Pettigrew from that institution.
About 1000/. was collected in the different churches of Islington, on Sunday, in aid of a fund for the building of three new churches ac- cording to the plan of the Bishop of London.
Mr. Arthur Morris has resigned the office of High Bailiff of West- minster; and Mr. Francis Smedley, his late deputy, succeeds him.