The Duke of Cambridge has, it is understood, purchased Cholmondeley
Hotn.e, Piccadilly, of the Marquess of Choiniondeley. The Duke of Bucicinglmam is expected in England early in June. Lord and Lady Arundel will accompany his Grace from Rome.
Lord Chief baron O'Grady, of the Irish Court of Exchequer, has been raised to the Peerage, by ihe title of Lord Rockbarton. Mr. James Daly, the member for Galway, is about lobe created Baron Dunzandle.
A Dublin paper states that Lord Plunkett is to succeed Lord Rockbarton as Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer. This station is inferior in point of rank to that now held by Lord Plunkett; hut it is regarded as a step to the Chancellorship. Some other law changes are also reported as about to take place. • Sir Charles Wetherell, on Monday received the official intimation that the King has no further occasion for his senices as Attorney-General. The delay in the appointment of a new Attorney-General is said to arise from a wish on the part of some of the Ministers to restore Sir James Scar- left to that office.
Mr. V. Fitzgerald, President of the Board of Trade, has at last found a seat in the House of Commons, for the borough of Newport, in Cormkall. • Lieutenant-General Sir Willoughby Gordon has been returned for the borough of Launceston.
Lieutenant-General Sir. Henry Fane was on Monday elected member for Sandwich, in the room of Sir Edward Owen.
Lord Kenyon, attended by the Duke of Cumberland, intends presenting an Orange address to his Majesty at Windsor Castle.
The fact of Earl Grey having dined with the Premier on Sunday last, has produced a current rumour that the noble Earl is to join the Administration immediately after the passing of the Catholic Relief Bill in the Lords.—Morn- ing Post.
It is generally believed that the Catholic Relief Bill will pass the House of Lords before the Easter recess. It will be brought up from the Com- mons on Tuesday next, and read a first time ; and the second reading will probably be fixed for Friday. The following week will be occupied by the Committee and report, and the third reading may be fixed for Monday the 13th of April; and on the following Thursday the House will adjourn. The majority is calculated at forty-five, including eight Bishops.—Morning Chronicle.
Lord Clancarty, hitherto regarded as the most uncompromising of the Irish peers, opposed to emancipation, is said to have sent his proxy to the Duke ef Wellington in favour of the pending bill. He has also erased his name from among the Galway Brunswickers.
The Duke of Wellington and Mr. Peel have returned courteous answers to Mr. Conway, Secretary of the late Aggregate Meeting held in Dublin, ac- knowledging the resolution of thanks adopted it that meeting. Mr. Peel is particularly gratified on public grounds, "by 'learning that there exists a strong disposition to promote the objects of his Majesty's Government, by the manifestation of a moderate and conciliatory spirit, thus .encouraging and confirming the hopes that the result of the present measures will be the peace and concord of Ireland."
The High Constable of Westminster, Mr. Lee, has contradicted the statement which appeared in the Illurning Herald and Standard that a dan- gerous assemblage had collected at the House of Lords on Thursday evening. Mr. Lee declares, that instead of seven or eight hundred persons, as repre- sented, the formidable snob did not consist of more than forty-three boys and about twenty adults.
The Duke of Wellington was loudly cheered by the crowd while passing to the House of Lords on Monday evening.
Mr. Halcontb, the barrister who figured at the No-Popery meeting at the Crown and Anchor Tavern, sonic weeks ago, and those who acted with him, are urging forward a public meeting in Hyde Park. They talk of holding it on the 7th of April; and the Morning journal approves of it, as a means of overawing the House of Lords.
Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Fane, C.C.B., has been appointed Master- Surveyor and Surveyor-General of the Ordnance of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
The Right Hon. W. Noel Hill is about to retire from the Neapolitan Em- bassy, on a pension. An Order in Council has been issued suspending the training of the militia for the present year.
The Canton Club, like the Palace from which it took its name, has ceased to exist, the doors baying been closed to the members on quarter-day.
FASHIONABLE PARTIES.-011 Sunday, the Duke of Wellington entertained the Prince and Princess of Lieven, Earl Grey, and a large party at dinner. On Tuesday, the Marchioness of Thomond had an evening party. The Coun- tess of Sefton had an elegant assembly. The Duke and Duchess of St. Al- bans had a grand dinner party. The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester had a select party at dinner. On Wednesday, the Earl of Rosebery entertained the Duke of Norfolk and a distinguished party at dinner. The Earl and Countess of Verulain gave a dinner to the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. The Duke of Wellington entertained the Cabinet Ministers at dinner. Mrs. Baring had a large party in the evening. Lord Tankerville bad a dinner party. The Duke of Cumberland dined with the Princess Augusta. The Duke and Duchess of St. Albans entertained a distinguished party at dinner. laince Lieven had a dinner party. On Thursday, Earl Cowper had a larie dinner party. The Dowager Countess of Clare entertained a large party of the Flout ton in the evening. Lady Anne Beckett had a grand assembly. The Duke of Norfolk entertained a distinguished party at dinner. On Friday, the Marquis of Lansdowne had a dinner party. Lady King, an assembly, numerously and fishionably attended. The Hon. Mrs. Hope, a splendid assembly of the haul ton.
The Lord Mayor bas invited all his Majesty's Ministers, several other mem- bers of both Houses of Parliament, and the member.; of the Corporation, to dine with him on Wednesday the 8th of April, the day on which Mr. Peel is to receive the gift of the freedom of the City from the hands of his lordship. The Corporation of Bristol have voted the freedom of that city to the Earl of Eldon.
Mr. O'Connell is gone to Ireland; being retained in a cause at Down- patrick Assizes—the fee 500 guineas. He will immediately after return to London.
The next Admiralty Sessions commence on the 6th April.
Se. James's l'Ans.—During last week, two more gates in St. James s Park have been opened for the accommodation of the public, besides the .ate op- podte the Horse Guards, one at the corner near Storey's Gate, and the other near Buckingham Gate; so that persons going from the Horse Guards or Storey's Gate have a delightful walk through the grounds to Pimlico and Chelsea.
COMMON COUNCIL.—At a meeting on Thursday, Mr. Deputy Larkin was appointed a Governor of St. Thomas's Hospital, in the room of the late Mr. Joseph Yallowley; and Mr. John Saunders, of Christ's Hospital, in the room of Mr. Mauder, not in Common Council.
MEETING AT LLOYD'S.--The annual meeting of the subscriber: was held on Wednesday, to receive the report of the Committee appointed to manage theaffairs of Lloyd's. The Lord Mayor read the report; weich stated that in the last year the payments made for the prosecution of parties who had de- frauded the underwriters had been large, and that the balance of cash in hand at the end of last year, amounting kr lu011/. had been reduced to 376/. Not- withstanding the heavy expenses incurred by the House within the last nine years, in the endeavours of Lloyd's to prevent the establishment of the Mari ne Assurance Company, the repairs to the house, &c., the stock had actually iecrea•ent from 90001. to 15,0'004 and was expected to go on increasing. Mr. Bennett, the Secretary, read the caste. accounts. The total receipts Were
10,611/. 3s. 10c/. ; the total payments 10,611/. 3s. 10d. The report and cash accounts were approved.
SPITALFIELDS' WEAVERS.—Since the beginning of last month, a consider- able sum has been raised by the gentlemen of the Long-room at the Custom- house, and appropriated to the .necessities of the weavers, according to the condition of the families and the number of children in each, proper cases being pointed out by the Spitalfields Benevolent Society. We have a tale of misery to tell which we are sure will awake universal commiseration from one end of the country to the other. We have, only yesterday, penetrated the back lanes of Bethnal-green, and have personally come into contact with thousands of starving families. We have seen dis- tress in the cotton districts—we have seen weavers inn rags in Manchester and Glasgow—we have seen a noisy snub of men in a state of pauperism, exhi- biting their emaciated bodies and their naked bones to the view of the public ; but we solemnly declare before God we never saw one-tenth of the wretched- ness which we saw yesterday inn Spitaffields.—Morning journal, Saturday.
REPAIR OF YORK MINSTER.—There has been a meeting and a subscription', for this purpose at Beverley. Lord Hotham gives 2001. and Mr. Bethell 200/.' Durv ON Wnear.—The duty has advanced 3s. this week. It is now I3s. Sd.
DEEL BETWEEN THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON AND THE EARL WINGFII LSEA.—
In our first impression last week, we communicated such obscure intimations as had then reached us, of the 'needle" between these noblemen. We pu1. lished the whole correspondence in :later impression ; and we now perfect our record by recapitulating the facts, for the use chiefly of our readers in the country. Lord Winchilsea, on the 14th March; published a letter inn the Standard, announcing that he had withdrawn his subscription from the King's College; , and for so doing he assigns the following reasons.
"I was one of those who, at first, thought the proposed plan might be practicable, and prove an antidote to the principles of the London University ; I ‘va_s not, how- ever, very sanguine in nay expectations, seeing many difficulties likely to arise in the execution of the suggested arrangement ; and I confess that I felt rather doubt- ful as to the sincerity of the motives which had actuated some of the prime movers in this undertaking, when I considered that the noble duke at the head of his Ma- jesty's Government had been induced, on tints occasion, to assume a new character, and to step forward himself as the public advocate of religion and morality. Late political events have convinced me that the whole transaction was intended as a blind to the Protestant and High Church party, that the noble duke, who had 'for some time previous to that period determined upon breaking in upon the Consti- tution of 1.6e.s,, might the more effectually, under the cloak of some outward show of zeal for tile Protestant religion, carry on his insidious designs for the intriin,einent of our liberties, and the introduction of Popery hco every department of the State."
The Duke of Wellington, taking offence at the imputation of motives con- veyed in this letter, wrote to Lord Winchilsea to know whether he was the author of the letter, and had authorized its publication. Lord Winehilsea answered inn the affirmative ; and added, that as he hal given his public sanction to the King's College because the Duke of NVellington subscribed to it, he thought it incumbent upon hint in withdrawing his name to state his reasons. This part of the correspondence was carried on directly between the Duke and the Earl, and embraced four letters. Twelve notes and memo- randums were then exchanged, through the medium of Sir Henry Hardinge on the part of the Duke of Wellington, and the Earl of Falmouth on the part of Lord Winchilsea. 'fine Duke. in a letter dated the 19th. denies the right of Lord Winchilsea to impute to hinn "disgraceful and criminal nuntives" in the affair of the King's College; and offers his Lordship an opportunity to make reparation, antrrelieve himself (mini the pain of haviee insulted a man wino never injured or offended him. The terms of reparation subsequently offered through Sir Henry Hardinge to Lord Palmouth were, that Lord 1Vin- chilsea should express to tine Secretary of the King's College, his desire to withdraw his letter, as offensive and unjustifiable, and his regret for having written it ; or that he should write directly to the Duke, making the same ac- knowledgment. This was declined, unless the Duke of Wellington would state, that at the time he presided at the King's College meeting he did snot contemplate the measures presently in progress fur Roman Catholic emanci- pation. The Duke denied that any man rend a right to call him before his tribunal to justify himself from charges which his fancy might suggest. .‘ In- stead of apologizing (he observes) for your own conduct, your Lordship lens called upon me to explain mine. The questions for me to decide is tins—Is a gentleman wino happens to be the King's Minister, to submit to be insulted - by any gentleman who thinks proper to attribute to him disgraceful or criminal motives for his conduct as an individual ?" The correspondence . closed by the Duke of Wellington demanding that satisfaction from Lord Win- chilsea for his offensive expressions, which a " gentleman Ime a right to re- quire, and which a gentleman never refuses to give." Lord Winchilsea ac- cepted the challenge. The Duke of Wellington and Lord Witichilsent net at Battersea Fields, on Saturday morning at eignt o'clock. The parties having taken their ground, Lord Winchilsea received the Duke of Wellington's fire, and fired inn the air. Lord Falmouth then delivered to Sir Henry I lardinge a memorandum from Lord Winchilsea, in which he, of his own accord, apolo- gizes, and expresses regret for having unadvisedly publisi:ed the offensive opinion ; declaring that he will also cause thus expression of regret to be published through the same channel, the Standard. The parties then left the field ; and the Duke of Wellington soon after went to Windsor Castle.
It has been subsequently slated that this apology was by 110 means satis- factory to the Duke when first presented ; cud that he insisted that the word " apology" should be introduced into the copy of the document. Lord Fat- , mouth was obliged to assent.
The King is said to have expressed to the Duke of Wellington his perfect approbation of his conduct in the affair with tine Earl of Winchilsea.