22 OCTOBER 1836, Page 4


At a recent meeting of the National Association, Lord Stourton was admitted a member ; having sent a subscription of 10/. Lord Rossmore and Mr. Hyacinth Talbot also joined the Association.

Mr. Sharman Crawford has addressed a letter to Lord Cloncurry, in reply to his Lordship's letter on the subject of Mr. O'Connell's po- licy. The following passage contains the pith of Mr. Crawfbrd's letter- " I agiee with you, that we should all be united in a common effoit ; and my object in broaching these questions is, that by a free and full discussion of the points of disagreement, a common principle of action should be decided on previous to our entering that great arena where the battle is to be fought. My object is, by discussion now, to avoid disagreement hereafter. I wish to have principles of action decided on by the voice of the nation. To that voice I am willing to yield ; but I hold it, that no system of action can have weight or respect which is founded solely on the dictation of any one individual, however distinguished, or on the adhesion of a party for party objects ; or on such a line of conduct as can give pretext to our opponents to impute to us such mo- tives. With these views, I have honestly and candidly expressed my disap- proval of Mr. O'Connell's late course of proceeding. Perhaps my earbestness in the cause may have produced the appearance of personal hostility ; but every feeling of this kind I disclaim ; and I would deem myself unworthy of those marks of confidence which I have experienced from my countrymen, if I permitted any personal feelings to hold me back for one moment from the most cordial cooperation with that distinguished individual in the great cause of our national regeneration."