It was rumoured on Monday that Lord Albemarle had resigned
his post as Master of the Horse, and it was hinted that his Lordship had been induced to take this step by want of courtesy on the part of his Majesty ; but the report was not correct, and the alleged cause of dis- satisfaction does not, it is to be presumed, exist.
The Marquis of Conyngham succeeds Lord Wellesley as Lord Chamberlain, and the Earl of Lichfield is to be the new Postmaster- General.
Lord Palmerston has appointed the Honourable Spencer Cowper to be his Private Secretary.
Lord Cowley has arrived at his house in Grosvenor Street, from Paris. His Lordship showed prudence in not breaking up his London establishment on being appointed to his embassy.
Oxford has maintained its character for monkish bigotry, notwith- standing the solicitations of her military Chancellor to conform in some degree to the spirit of the age. A very full Convocation was held on Wednesday, at which it was proposed to substitute at matriculation, a subscription to the following Declaration, instead of the usual subscrip- tion to the Thirty-nine Articles, as heretofore- " I, A. B., declare that I do, so far as my knowledge extends, assent to the Doctrines of the United Church of England and Ireland, as set forth in her Thirty-nine Articles ; that I will conform to her Liturgy and Discipline; and that I am ready and willing to be instructed in her Articles of Religion, as required by the statutes of this University." Upon a division taking place, the Senior Proctor declared the ma- jority to be adverse to the change. The numbers are reported to have been as follow-
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The Roscommon Election Committee assembled on Thursday. Mr. Thesiger, for the petitioner, Mr. Barton, complained of the elections of O'Connor Don. The numbers at the close of the poll were, for O'Connor Don 954, Mr. Barton 522. But this great majority of 432 would soon be disposed of. Mr. Thesiger said, he could prove 772 voters for the sitting Member must be taken off the list, as they had no right to vote. He then culled Mr. J. Morrow, the deputy clerk of the peace, who had the care of the poll-books; but as it appeared that the books had been open to the inspection, and in fact to the alterations of the different parties, the Committee decided that their safe custody had not been proved, and that they could not be admitted as evidence. The Committee also decided that they would receive no evidence to prove that the books were correct, and that no erasures had been made ; which evidence was offered by Mr. Thesiger for the petitioner. On this de- cision, it was deemed useless to proceed with the case; and the peti- tioner's counsel withdrew.
Such is the zeal of the Tories for the purity of the Election Com, mittees of the House of Commons, that we understand the leaders of that party, in conclave assembled on the Ennis Election Committee, actually struck off the name of Sir George Crewe, the Tory Repre. sentative for the county of Derby, in preference to the Liberal Members Mr. Macnamara, the Member for Clare, and Mr. Martin, the Blems ber for Sligo, because Sir George Crewe had presumed to give an honest and conscientious vote on the Roscommon Election Committee in the morning ; when he chose to act according to the oath he had taken rather than according to the principle of honour adopted and enforced by the honourable Committee of the Carlton Club.—Morning Chronicle.
The Earl of Winchilsea has addressed two letters, published in the Standard, to the Protestants of Great Britain." Lord Witichilsea'S style is well known to his fellow-countrymen, as being the quintessence of violent stupidity and fanatical bigotry. These his last productions do not derogate in the least from his former reputation. We subjoin specimen- " If the appeal which I formerly trade to you, in defence of thore Protestant principles, which alone have induced me to take any part in public life, was met with a response which vibrated through every pant of the empire, I feel that am not too confident in hoping, when I dwell upon the increased and apparent danger which now awaits us, that I may see the Protestants rise as one man throughout the country, with a bold and firm determination to exert every con- stitutional means in their power to restore those barriers which were so unfor- tunately surrendered, and to drive from the citadel of the state those who ob- tained admission by oaths which they are daily and openly violating."
The Canterbury election Committee have been sitting during the week. Its mode of proceeding is what might be expected from the known political prejudices of its members.